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Sunday, April 30, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Obituary: Thomas Frederick Bennet

Thomas Frederick Bennett was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 27, 1942. Husband, father, grandfather, friend and patriot, Tom was loved and respected by all who knew him. There are so many wonderful stories to tell about this great man. He dearly loved his family, his country, God, and maybe especially his adopted home state of Colorado. He and his wife Karen were much more than husband and wife. He often introduced her as his best friend. They enjoyed 52 years of marital bliss. He ... Full Story

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

The Twelve Sites Of Social Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Gathering with family and friends during the holiday season reminds us we’re part of a strong community. And sometimes, in the spirit of the season, we break into song. Our take on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — a holiday favorite since 1780 — highlights the national community we care for all year long. We call it “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” For the first site of Social Security, we give to you: our ... Full Story

A DUI In Colorado Is Now Even More Expensive

A DUI In Colorado Is Now Even More Expensive

  Average impaired driver in the state is more than twice the legal limit  DENVER, CO – The financial impact of a DUI is now even higher in Colorado.  The average cost of a first time DUI offense increased to $13,530 in 2016, that’s up nearly a third (32%) from the previous DUI calculation.  The new total comes as holiday parties and celebrations are ramping up, and law enforcement throughout the state is increasing patrols for impaired drivers. A major factor in ... Full Story

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

Social Security’s Gift to Children is Security

By Josh Weller Social Security Public Affairs Specialist This is the season of caring. No matter your religion or belief, December is also considered a time to focus on the children we love. Whether we’re wrapping Santa’s gifts, buying Hanukkah treats, decorating the house in celebration of Kwanzaa, or volunteering for a toy drive, children add joy to the holiday season. And we at Social Security definitely know a thing or two about helping children. Often overlooked in the ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

Obituary: Richard E. Schleiger 

  July 2, 1936 ~ November 21, 2016 Richard Eugene Schleiger, 80 of Loveland, passed away peacefully at home on November 21, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Richard was born July 2, 1936 in Berthoud, CO to George and Maggie Schleiger. Richard graduated from Berthoud High School and worked his entire career in the Loveland area. Richard married Brenda Hirsch-Milon in February of 1991, they spent 30 wonderful years together sharing their love of camping, fishing and just being ... Full Story

Obituary: James “jimmy” Robert Randall,

Obituary: James “jimmy” Robert Randall, Jr.

James “Jimmy” Robert Randall Jr, born February 7, 1983, left this life in a vehicle accident on November 19, 2016. James was baptized and confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran faith. He attended grade school and high school in Berthoud, and afterwards, obtained his journeymen’s electrical license. James spent time in Iraq, loved his Harley and worked to support his love of hunting. James is survived by his father James Randall of Mead; mother Jeanette Randall of Berthoud, brother ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

Obituary: Gary Kim Parrish

    Gary Kim Parrish "Cowboy Grandpa" was the son of the late Juanema Jean Key Parrish and Ewell Vaughn Parrish. This tough but gentle cowboy was born June 1, 1951 in Boulder, Colorado. and died on the ranch in his home November 12, 2016. Gary left Berthoud High School to join the Marine Corps and served in combat in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 and was honorably discharged. Gary served as a beloved pastor in Crete, Nebraska at the Crete Christian fellowship from 1978 to 1985. ... Full Story

Obituary: DeWayne Purman

Obituary: DeWayne Purman

DeWayne Purman graced the lives of his family, his friends, and acquaintances – made us smile, made us laugh, and sometimes made us roll our eyes – but left us far too soon. We miss him now, and will miss him forever…   DeWayne Michael Purman was born on August 20, 1966 in Alhambra, Illinois. DeWayne passed from natural causes on November 12, 2016 in Larimer County.   He was raised in Loveland, Colorado where he graduated from Loveland High School in 1984. He ... Full Story

Obituary: Joshua J Francis

Obituary: Joshua J Francis

November 27, 2000 - November 03, 2016 Joshua J Francis passed away by taking his own life at Berthoud High School on November 3, 2016. Joshua is survived by his loving parents, JJ Francis, Robin Francis, and Rhea Denney; his siblings Melissa Cunningham, Scott Cunningham (brother-in-law), Caleb Francis, Molly Vermeulen, and Mitchell Vermeulen. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation at www.youcaring.com/robinfrancisjjfrancis-685010 - and any funds the Francis family does not need to ... Full Story

No on Amendment 71

  Amendment 71 benefits special interests with financial backing while shutting out average Colorado citizens from the initiative process. It is predominately funded and promoted by the oil and gas industry. Corporations and special interests hungry for more political control are trying to rig our democracy. If the amendment passes, it will become almost impossible for citizens to put ballot initiatives on many issues including education, healthcare, taxes, and protecting the ... Full Story

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