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Saturday, July 22, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Health Insurance, what will happen?

Health Insurance, what will happen?

To the Editor, Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it. If they succeed, their plan will include buying health insurance across state lines. Since that’s already law, what will change? Let’s consider two factors, premiums and appeals. Federal law currently requires insurers to spend at least 80% to 85% of premium dollars on actual health care or quality improvement and to justify premium increases to state regulators and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of ... Full Story

Thompson School District proposed calendar

Thompson School District proposed calendar

The Thompson School District calendar committee has completed work on three proposed calendars for the 2011-2012 school year. Each proposed calendar, and information about each calendar, is available in English and Spanish on the district website, www. thompsonschools.org. Access to the information is from the website bulletin board. From the calendar information page, the community can go to a short survey asking them to select their preference of the three proposed calendars. The calendar ... Full Story

Obituary: Rev. Raymond B. Scott

Obituary: Rev. Raymond B. Scott

Raymond B. Scott was born October 14, 1923, at Alma, Nebraska to Charles Everett and Faye Georgia (Coe) Scott. He died in Loveland, Colorado on November 18, 2010. He attended grade schools in the Alma, Nebraska area and graduated from high school in 1942 in Castle Rock, Colorado. The family moved to Colorado in 1938 from Nebraska and farmed in the Mead-Platteville area, later moving to near Larkspur, Colorado. His father died in the spring of 1942 and Ray took over the farming duties and ... Full Story

A New START for Women Around the World

A New START for Women Around the World

By Linda Tarr-Whelan The so-called New START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, is poised for an historic ratification vote in the Senate this year. Three more major international treaties are also lined up on President Obama’s ratification to-do list: the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. CEDAW is a landmark international ... Full Story

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

  Sunday, November 21, 2010 First United Methodist Church 7:00 p.m. Service conducted by Rev. Scott Phillips and Rev. Stephanie Munoz  

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 children. Ben loved working ... 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 assistance, Berthoud ... 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 talk with old friends ... 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, she was old ... 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,

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