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Saturday, November 29, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Clarence Otto Greckel

  Clarence Otto Greckel, age 93 passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 at Berthoud Living Center in Berthoud, Co. His memorial service was held at Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland, on Friday November, 4, 2011 at 10 a.m. Clarence was born December 1, 1917 to Otto and Martha Greckel in Bloomfield, Nebraska. There he attended school through the 8th grade when, as with many during those years, his help was needed on the family farm. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and served ... Full Story

Visiting my family is a relative experience

  By Rev. James L. Snyder I was reminded recently that the only thing growing in my family tree are fruits and nuts. Personally, I am not sure if I am a fruit or a nut. Just do not ask my wife. I had been away for so long I had forgotten many things about my family. My recent visit served as a refresher course reminding me why I had moved away in the first place. Memory sometimes pays little tricks causing us to remember the "good old days" and forgetting that sprinkled in among ... Full Story

Obituary: Vivian Virginia Hamann

Obituary: Vivian Virginia Hamann

    February 15, 1930 – October 31, 2011 Vivian Virginia Hamann of Longmont died October 31, 2011 at the HospiceCare Center in Louisville. She was 81 years old. She was born February 15, 1930 in Haxtun, Colorado to Frank Filmore and Sarah Iona (Salvador) Lett. Vivian graduated from Buffalo Grass Grade School, Phillips County High School in 1948 and St. Luke’s Nursing School in 1952. She married Milton L. Hamann on September 3, 1950 in Holyoke, Colorado. They ... Full Story

DV Victims need a safe place

DV Victims need a safe place

            Group seeks to keep help close to home By Lynda M. Nielsen Posted: 11/01/2011 11:06:23 PM MDT Alternatives to Violence (ATV) is in its 29th year of serving victims of crime in Southern Larimer County. October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Our small, but mighty agency has been very, very busy with a 36 percent increase in clients needing services and unfortunately a 35 percent decrease in donations. ... Full Story

Veterans joining occupy movement

Veterans joining occupy movement

          Call of Duty: Veterans Join the 99 Percent By Amy Goodman 11-11-11 is not a variant of Herman Cain’s much-touted 9-9-9 tax plan, but rather the date of this year’s Veterans Day. This is especially relevant, as the U.S. has now entered its second decade of war in Afghanistan, the longest war in the nation’s history. U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are appearing more and more on the front lines—the front lines of the ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles Leroy Winston

Obituary: Charles Leroy Winston

  Charles L. Winston, 85 of Berthoud, Colorado passed away on Monday, October 17, 2011 at the Paonia Care and Rehab Center in Paonia, Colorado, with his family by his side. Charles was born on August 4, 1926 to Roy L. and Flora E (Bender) Winston in Mission Creek Township, Kansas. The family moved to Berthoud in 1935 from Topeka, Kansas. Charles married Dorothy Moore, on May 29, 1948 in Raton, New Mexico, she passed away on Sept. 6, 1992. He later married Maxine Terven Hertha ... Full Story

Move your money

Move your money

November 5, Bank Transfer Day           Move Your Money: Campaign Grows to Divest from "Too Big to Fail" Banks to Local Banks, Credit Unions As participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement continue protesting the record profits made by banks bailed out by taxpayer money, a group of grassroots activists are hitting America’s largest banks—including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo—where it hurts most: the wallet. Dubbing this ... Full Story

I am afraid

I am afraid

      Dear Editor   Stephen King writes about what scares him. King said recently in The Wall Street Journal that his career was based on his mother’s advice: “Think of the worst thing that you can, and if you say it out loud, then it won’t come true. ” Okay, favorite-author-of-mine, I’ll bite: “I’ll get Alzheimer’s, and my children will watch me slowly disappear just as they did their beloved Gram. ” Dorothy Jean (Rader) Kehn ... Full Story

Occupy America and Friendly Fascism

Occupy America and Friendly Fascism

  Occupy America and Friendly Fascism: Life in the Corporate Police State October 31, 2011 By John Whitehead     "Law is no longer what it was intended to be - a set of rules equally binding everyone to ensure that outcome inequalities are at least legitimate - and instead has become the opposite: a tool used by the politically and financially powerful to entrench their own power and control the society. That's how and why the law now destroys equality and protects ... Full Story

Why I Am A Teacher

  By Daris Howard It was summer graduation day at the university where I work and a beautiful day it was, unlike the first graduation I attended as a young professor. That one was in April and the cold south wind had swirled the snow around us. On that day, as we watched the students file past, one of my more seasoned colleagues, who was also my mentor, turned to me and said, “Graduation will be one of the happiest and one of the saddest times of your life.” When I asked ... Full Story

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