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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Life’s Outtakes – The Contest For The Best

By Daris Howard   I was practicing the 100 meter hurdles when a young man came running up to me. “Coach wants you in his office immediately! ” I hurried in, and found three other young men already there. Coach frowned as I entered. “Kinda slow, Howard. ” “Sorry, Sir, ” I replied. “I was at the track. ” Coach turned so he could face all four of us. “You are to report to the journalism room. ” “Should we change first? ” I asked. “No, and ... Full Story

Disappointed in Cory Gardener

Disappointed in Cory Gardener

    Dear Editor,   I've been particularly disappointed in our Representative Cory Gardner. I can remember when Cory was running for office, he used to complain about how our congresswoman never did any town halls. Since Cory's swearing in,  he's had even fewer. I got a letter from Rep. Garden last week touting that his vote for the Republican budget plan was going to protect Medicare for people 55 years old and older, but what about the people under 55 years ... Full Story

Calling on Gardner to End Big Oil Subsidies

Calling on Gardner to End Big Oil Subsidies

  Dear Editor     On the radio, I heard a segment about Taxpayers for Common Sense and their ad campaign against Representative Cory Gardner. I don’t understand why Representative Gardner hasn’t taken a direct stand against tax subsidies for oil and gas companies. These large corporations are incredibly successful and profitable without the help of taxpayer money. According to the new Taxpayers for Common Sense “Subsidy Gusher” Report, from 2001 to ... Full Story

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