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Saturday, July 22, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Slices of Life, A message to my favorite child

Slices of Life, A message to my favorite child

    By: Jill Pertler   Every mother has a favorite – or so the saying goes. Before becoming a mother myself, I wondered if this were true. A mother’s love is complete and unconditional, but not perfect. How can a mother love all her children equally? The answer is simple: she can’t. I am here today to come clean with each of my children. Ahem. Pause. Here goes. My dearest first-born child: I have something important to tell you. You suffered through rookie parents who ... Full Story

Obituary: Justin Cody Moss

Obituary: Justin Cody Moss

Justin Cody Moss (August 22, 1994 - March 11, 2011)   Justin Cody Moss, 16, of Wiggins, died Friday morning, March 11, 2011 from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident in Fort Morgan. He was born in Provo, Utah on August 22, 1994 to Steven K. Moss Sr. & Robyn (Leslie) Barton. He lived in Grand Junction and Berthoud before moving to Wiggins three years ago. Justin attended Thunder Mountain Elementary School in Grand Junction, Turner Middle School in Berthoud and at the time of his ... Full Story

7th grade student suspended for oregano

7th grade student suspended for oregano

Zero Tolerance Alert: School Officials Suspend 7th Grade Honor Student Over Innocuous Possession of Italian Herb, Oregano CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Pointing to yet another instance of zero tolerance policies being misapplied, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have criticized school officials at Hickory Middle School for grossly overreacting when they suspended a seventh grade honors student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano. Insisting that Adam Grass, a ... Full Story

Slices of Life: A love story

Slices of Life: A love story

Bickering: a love story   By: Jill Pertler We were busy bickering – like couples can bicker after two or 12 or 20 years of marriage. He made breakfast five mornings in a row. I folded eight loads of laundry. He fed the dog and took out the garbage. I fed the fish and cleaned the toilets. I made meatloaf. He shoveled the driveway. I helped with homework. He served as field trip chaperone. I packed bagged lunches. He drove the kids to school. Finally, it was Friday and we were both ... Full Story

Obituary: Anna Sophia Adams

Obituary: Anna Sophia Adams

  September 10, 1918 – March 11, 2011 Anna Sophia Adams of Longmont died on March 11, 2011 at Sterling House. She was 92 years old. Anna was born on September 10, 1918 in Berthoud, the daughter of Charlie and Wendla (Pohl) Johnson. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1936. Prior to her marriage, Anna worked as a waitress at the Dude Corral in Loveland. Anna married James Adams on April 20, 1950 in Loveland. After her marriage, Anna became a homemaker and loving wife and mother. ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Bruce Fickel, DDS

Obituary: Robert Bruce Fickel, DDS

R. Bruce Fickel, D.D. S., “Doc” as he was known to the Berthoud community, died on March 9, 2011, just three weeks prior to his 99th birthday. Doc was born in Edina, Missouri, the son of Lee A. and Charlotte Louise Harvey Fickel. He attended the University of Missouri for two years, after which he was employed as a social worker in the Knox County Welfare Department. He then enrolled in and was graduated from Washington University Dental School in 1941. That same year he opened his dental ... Full Story

Obama’s Disgrace

Obama’s Disgrace

  by Sheldon Richman   The words could have been spoken by a government official in Orwell’s 1984: “Today, I am announcing several steps that broaden our ability to bring terrorists to justice, provide oversight for our actions, and ensure the humane treatment of detainees,” President Barack Obama said. What Obama actually did, the Washington Post reported, was to sign “an executive order ... that will create a formal system of indefinite detention for those held at the U.S. ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Day Celebrates American Way of Life

By John Salazar Commissioner of Agriculture Throughout the centuries, the American way of life has stood for freedom, honor, and integrity. It’s no surprise that those are the same words I use to describe Colorado’s agricultural producers.  It is through the hard work and dedication of our producers that we are able to provide safe, abundant, and affordable products for your family and dinner table. Colorado Ag Day is March 16 and it’s a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance ... Full Story

Obituary: George D. Huff

George D. Huff (October 10, 1923 - March 3, 2011) George “Bud” Dean Huff was born October 10, 1923 to George and Ethel Huff in Oxford, Nebr. Bud passed away on March 3, 2011 at the age of 87 at Sierra Vista in Loveland, Colo. Bud enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1943. On July 14, 1943 he married Clara “Pauline” Harrold in Phillipsburg, Kan. In August of 1943 Bud left New York for England to fight in WWII. Bud was in the 5th Infantry Division. He landed in Normandy in July 1944 and ... Full Story

The Communication Revolution

by Daniel Ward Editor of Language Magazine As dictators topple across North Africa into the Middle East, and new uprisings coalesce on almost a daily basis, one of the most striking aspects of this new revolutionary wave is the ability of its participants to communicate not only with their compatriots or comrades but across borders with news organizations and like-minded activists via social networks, blogs, and other forums. The defining image of the international Arab democracy movement is ... Full Story

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