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Friday, August 22, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Benjamin Daniel Haskew

Obituary: Benjamin Daniel Haskew

  Benjamin Daniel Haskew June 14, 1974 – November 9, 2010   Benjamin Daniel Haskew was born at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico on June 14, 1974 to Dr. Stephen W. Haskew and Anne Haskew.  He passed away on November 9, 2010. His early years were spent with his family in Colorado, upstate New York, Tucson, AZ and then to Lyons, CO in 1986.  Ben attended Lyons High School and graduated from Olde Columbine High School in 1993.  He was married with 4 ... Full Story

Berthoud CARES thanks Berthoud Community Fund

Berthoud CARES thanks Berthoud Community Fund

Berthoud CARES PO Box 869 Berthoud, CO 80513 November 12, 2010 Dear Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Berthoud CARES, we would like to extend our thanks to the Berthoud Community Fund and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado for their support of our organization and our Kids Helping Kids grant program, which has been designed to lend immediate financial assistance to those children and families within the Berthoud community.  Thanks to this grant ... Full Story

Kudos to the Moon Theater Company

Kudos to the Moon Theater Company

To the Editor: Kudos to director Kathleen Gruman and the cast and crew of Moon Theatre Company's just-ended run of You Can't Take it with You. Thanks for treating the Berthoud community to a funny and professional-quality production. As all of us deal with the effects of our economy's downturn and many are vowing to live more simply, Grandpa's line "You can't take it with you" has renewed meaning. Outstanding acting and directing, a comfortable venue, the chance to ... Full Story

Christmas Jars

Christmas Jars

I just read a wonderful novel by Jason Wright entitled Christmas Jars. Following is a summary and an idea. The Maxwell’s were a young couple with a delightful daughter named Hannah.  Rather than go into debt for Christmas gifts, they spent the entire year putting pocket change (and sometimes bills) into the :Christmas Jar”.  On Christmas Eve they would take the jar to the bank, cash in the coins and see what there was to spend on gifts for each other.  When Hannah was eight, ... Full Story

Obituary: Benjamin D. Haskew

Obituary: Benjamin D. Haskew

HASKEW, Benjamin D., 36, of Berthoud, passed away November 9, 2010. Complete obituary and service arrangements to appear later. Arrangements by Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, Longmont. Send condolances and sign the guest book at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel,

First Coffee with Cabrera scheduled

First Coffee with Cabrera scheduled

Thompson School District Superintendent Ron Cabrera will be available to meet with members of the community during an informal session Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at Schmidt’s Bakery and Delicatessen, 808 14th Street SW. Dr. Cabrera will answer questions from staff, parents and other members of the community during the first of several informal gatherings scheduled in the weeks to come at various locations within the district. The next one is Dec. 15 at the Loveland Coffee ... Full Story

“I Probably Wouldn’t Be Here”

“I Probably Wouldn’t Be Here”

A Conversation with Sergeant Styka By Dr. Paul Kengor I recently sat down with Emil Styka of Boardman, Ohio. A friend of Emil’s, Jo Ann Bryan, had emailed in response to an article I wrote on a remarkable World War II campaign at the Aleutian Islands, off the Alaskan coast. The article was published nationwide, including in the Youngstown Vindicator, where it caught Emil’s attention. “Finally, now people know,” said Emil, who spent two years in ... Full Story

“Thank You for Your Service”—A Veterans

“Thank You for Your Service”—A Veterans Day Memory

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson November 08, 2010 We Americans tend to look forward to the various holidays on the calendar. Sometimes we pause to ponder the meaning of these commemorative days; often we do not. Perhaps in your own experience you can recall a Thanksgiving, an Easter, or an Independence Day when something happened that brought home to you the true meaning of the holiday. So it was with me on November 11, 1987. That is when Veterans Day became special to ... Full Story

Helping Larimer County residents enroll in public

New program helps Larimer County residents enroll in public health insurance The Health District of Northern Larimer County has launched a new program aimed at helping more Larimer County residents obtain healthcare coverage through Medicaid, which serves adults and children, and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), which serves qualifying children and pregnant women. Health District staff will educate local families about public health insurance options and assist them in enrolling, ... Full Story

N2N in support of United Way

N2N in support of United Way

To the editor: Economists tell us the recession is nearly over. Meanwhile, here in Larimer County, the ongoing ripple effects of the economic downturn have devastating impacts, as unstable housing disrupts employment, education, health and family stability. Job loss and foreclosures are forcing homeowners to return to renting. This drives vacancy rates down and rental prices up. And, it’s not just homeowners feeling the pinch: more and more families are living in ... Full Story

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