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Thursday, November 27, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Bank robbery for health care

Bank robbery for health care

In what can only be described as a new low for the for-profit healthcare system, 59-year-old Richard James Verone held up a bank for $1 with the hopes of going to prison and obtaining prison health care. In Gaston County, North Carolina, Verone showed up at the RBC bank, presented the teller with a note indicating he was robbing the bank in the amount of $1, and after receiving the dollar from the teller, sat down to wait for the police to arrive. The former Coca-Cola delivery driver's ... Full Story

Freemont inmate has questions

Freemont inmate has questions

        Please help me understand. I have a few questions. Why can I send my loved one books from a national vendor, but not food or gifts from a nationally recognized vendor for Thanksgiving and Christmas? How can probation to MRD be provided at your facility, especially since the time spent on this in-house "parole" doesn't count as time served once the inmate is released?  Is that really probation? Why is Fremont keeping inmates who have been ... Full Story

Thank You for the Food

Thank You for the Food

To the Editor:     I would like to thank Berthoud Community Library patrons for their generosity in donating food for the Berthoud House of Neighborly Service as part of our adult summer reading program. Since May 23, you have donated 213 pounds of food. Summer tends to be a time when food banks experience fewer donations, so two years ago the library added, “Bring a Food Donation” to the summer program bingo card in order to help another important community ... Full Story

Obituary: Dorothy Irene Burch

Obituary: Dorothy Irene Burch

  Dorothy Irene (Landolt) Burch, 91, of Mead, died July 4, 2011 at her home. Dorothy was born May 14, 1920 in Longmont, Colorado, the daughter of Melchoir and Maria Brigitha (Caderas) Landolt. She graduated from St. John the Baptist Catholic High School. On November 27, 1945 she married Robert Burch at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Longmont.  They resided all their married life of 62 years on a farm near Mead. She was faithful to the church, and was a member of St. ... Full Story

Don’t Drink and Drive

Don’t Drink and Drive

Please do not Drink & Drive...With the 4th of July holiday rapidly approaching, let's all have a safe 4th. I ask all my fellow citizens to please think before you get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle & under no circumstances... DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE. And if you see a drunk driver report it immediately ... by Dialing *CSP...or calling.the local law enforcement authorities...(Berthoud Police, Or Larimer County Sheriff) Thank you & have a Happy/Safe 4th Joe ... Full Story

Obituary: Julian Lujan Huerta

Obituary: Julian Lujan Huerta

Julian Lujan Huerta of Berthoud, Colorado died June 17, 2011, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 77 years of age. He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Berthoud, to Gregorio Aguilar Huerta and Natalia Lujan. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 1953 and then served in the U.S. Army. He was first married to Twylah Claudette Seguine. He married Micaela Juarez Ruffier in Mazatlan, Mexico in 1997 He worked many years for United Building Centers and for IBM and served his community as a ... Full Story

Slices of Life: Learning to relax

Slices of Life: Learning to relax

  By: Jill Pertler     Forced relaxation. It’s an oxymoron of terms, but all too real in our present day culture. Technology has us plugged in, turned on and connected 24/7. The only way we can relax is if we are forced to do so. That’s because we value productivity and time-management nearly as much as we value cell phone apps and electric gizmos. We’ve even coined phrases like multi-tasking to describe our prowess with the concept of busy. There’s no ... Full Story

A delightful afternoon with the IRS

Rev. James L. Snyder I do not get as many letters as I used to do, which may be due to the Internet or to the fact that I do not have as many literate friends as I used to. I still like getting a letter, as long as it is a letter and not a bill. Bill used to write me but he was always asking for money. I did get a letter this past week. It was unexpected but it was from a family member. Good old Uncle Sam sent me an epistle this past week. I was anxious to see how he was getting along. I ... Full Story

Representative Gardner’s Republican Leadership Tries

Representative Gardner’s Republican Leadership Tries to End Social Security

  House Republican Leaders, including Congressman Pete Sessions, the man responsible for getting Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) re-elected, introduced legislation to end Social Security as we know it - starting immediately. Gardner already voted for the controversial Republican plan to end Medicare, while protecting subsidies for Big Oil and tax breaks for millionaires, and increasing the debt ceiling by $2 trillion. “After following his Republican leadership and voting to ... Full Story

One word not in my vocabulary

One word not in my vocabulary Rev. James L. Snyder I have long been an avid reader of Webster's New World dictionary of the American language. My well-thumbed copy suggests I have done a lot of reading in it. It is the one book within easy reach of my study. Although I enjoy reading it, it does not have much of a plot. Whenever I get the idea that I know many words, and people can be proud of stupid things like this, I pull down my dictionary and begin reading. Although I have read it ... Full Story

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