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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

We Must Fix Economics Before We Can Fix Anything Else

We Must Fix Economics Before We Can Fix Anything Else

  The Reform of Economics is Crucial and Urgent By J. Moromisato, a Candidate for US Senator How big a monetary reserve do the Chinese need in order to take over the world financial system? Is it perhaps too late, and they are already on the move? Could the recent world embargo of rare earth minerals be their opening salvo? Denver, CO - November 1, 2010 -- The Following is the second of a two-part statement by J. Moromisato. It’s the Economics, Stupid (II) The ... Full Story

BP and other major polluters fund Tea Party

Tea Party climate change deniers funded by BP and other major polluters The Guardian (UK) BP and several other big European companies are funding the midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favourites who deny the existence of global warming or oppose Barack Obama's energy agenda ... By Suzanne Goldenberg   If you don't get health coverage, Dems will send you to jail The Washington Post The attack ads are coming fast and furious now on both sides, with many of them ... Full Story

Obituary: Pearl W. Wykoff

Obituary: Pearl W. Wykoff

Pearl W. Wykoff, 91, of Loveland and formerly Berthoud, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Loveland Good Samaritan Village Health Care. Pearl was born on Oct. 6, 1919, in Ness City, Kan., to Thomas H. and Edith Annette (Tarman) Wierman. She met and later married Ellis C. Wykoff in Ness City on Oct. 30, 1937, and moved to Berthoud in 1949 from Bazine, Kan. Ellis preceded Pearl in death on July 23, 2002. Pearl was a devoted wife and mother and longtime member of the ... Full Story

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