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Thursday, April 24, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

War Hawk or Deficit Hawk?

You cannot be both By Michael True “If voting made any difference, it would be illegal,” according the late Philip Berrigan. This satiric comment seems especially relevant during our present military and economic crisis President Obama proposes reasonable remedies, but fails to follow through on them, while Republicans issue counter proposals that are bound to make things worse. “If it was not clear before, it is obvious now,” according to the New York Times editorial (April ... Full Story

The taxing of my fragile sanity

Rev. James L. Snyder I'm fine now, but such was not the case this past week. Normally, I am not given to procrastination, except when it comes to giving my money away. I am not Mr. Scrooge but I am Mr. Fugal. I always pay my income tax but I also wait until the last minute to write that check and autograph it for good old Uncle Sam. I was thankful to have several extra days to do it this year. Instead of April 15, the government extended to April 18. I am not sure the reason nor do I care ... Full Story

Obituary: Randolph Scott ‘Randy’ Stewart

Obituary: Randolph Scott ‘Randy’ Stewart

December 16, 1962 – April 22, 2011 Randolph Scott ‘Randy’ Stewart, 48, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on April 22, 2011 after losing his long, hard-fought battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was born December 16, 1962 to Mary Delcamp Stewart and Douglas Stewart in Denver, Colorado. Randy graduated from Erie High School in 1981, and went on to work many years in the construction and home remodeling industry. In March 1986, he was introduced to who would become his soul ... Full Story

Obituary: Doris E Keep

Obituary: Doris E Keep

  Doris E. Keep, 91, of Berthoud, passed away quietly Friday, April 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence and brother, Ivan Clark. She is survived by sister, Patricia Kitchen; sons, Larry, Garry (Sue), Barry (Denise); loving family members, Tammy and Brandi as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation, Thursday April 21, 2-3 p.m.; service at 3 p.m. followed by committal at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, W 29th Street and ... Full Story

Slices of Life – Now Hiring

Slices of Life – Now Hiring

By: Jill Pertler Help wanted: Must be available nights, weekends, legal holidays, as well as any and all odd hours on days ending with the letter Y. Early morning work slots expected and required. Vacation not guaranteed. Sick time unavailable. Both male and female applicants are encouraged to apply. Terms of employment: Tenure of position will be measured in 18-year increments, renewable without prior notice or approval. Job duties and responsibilities may double or triple (or ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Raymond Corbett

Obituary: Robert Raymond Corbett

Robert Raymond Corbett, 78, of Berthoud died April 15, 2011 at his home. He was born March 20, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Vincent and Alice (Peacock) Corbett. On April 21, 1954 he married Arleen Korcz in Camden, South Carolina. Robert and Arlene lived in Carlisle, Iowa before moving to Berthoud. Robert received his BA in Mathematics from Inter American University in Puerto Rico. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1970 For the next two years after he served he worked ... Full Story

The voice of democracy

The voice of democracy

AT LAST! The voice of democracy is heard again in our land! Thank you, Mr. President. The U.S. keeps see-sawing between two political philosophies – democracy and plutocracy – so different that we no longer communicate. This takes a toll on our nation. Republicans are the plutocrats. They believe that the wealthy are smarter and more deserving that the rest of us, that they have earned the right to govern, and that government should be run for their benefit. Their golden age was the ... Full Story

Obituary: Henrietta Skinner-Hale

Obituary: Henrietta Skinner-Hale

  Henrietta Skinner-Hale of Colorado Springs passed away on April 10, 2011 at Brookdale Place after a short illness. Henrietta was born on April 22, 1917 near Longmont, Colorado to the late John and Henrietta (Eckhart) Lebsack Sr. She graduated from Longmont High School and worked for the Bowman Family in Denver. Henrietta married Richard N. Skinner on January 4, 1942 in El Paso, Texas while he was serving in WWII. They moved to Berthoud, Colorado where they owned and operated a TV ... Full Story

Limit Direct Payments in 2012 Farm Bill

  By Brian Depew briand@cfra.org Center for Rural Affairs With Congress hammering out budget cutting legislation and preparing to take up the 2012 farm bill, the next two years emerge as a crucial time for making commonsense cuts to agriculture spending. For federal farm programs, that means placing hard caps on payments made to the nation’s largest farms, subsidies those operations use to drive their smaller neighbors out of business. First, Congress should place a hard limit ... Full Story

Slices of Life-The awkward hug

Slices of Life-The awkward hug

    By: Jill Pertler   Some people are natural-born huggers. I learned this about Mike right from the start – he was a hugging friend. Always glad to run into you and willing to prove his point with a spontaneous and heartfelt embrace. Everyone has a friend like Mike. If you don’t, you should. I can’t say he and I were the closest of friends. He just made me feel that way. That’s how Mike was. So, earlier this year when he showed up on the bleachers ... Full Story

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