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Thursday, August 28, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Benefit poker run starts at the Derby

Friends and family are hosting a benefit poker run for Randy Guild and Brenda Smith of Loveland. Randy and Brenda were injured in a serious motorcycle accident on the Peak to Peak highway while on a ride in July. Their cycle malfunctioned and they lost control, hitting a guardrail and fell 15-35 feet down the canyon. Randy has severe spinal injuries that will require several months of rehabilitation and Brenda sustained severe body trauma that has required numerous operations and will ... Full Story

Goodbye Jeremy and Debbie

Goodbye Jeremy and Debbie

It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Jeremy Roush and Debbie Hermance as they permanently take up residence in Massachusetts. While we rejoice that Jeremy has found such a great position that will make use of his culinary skills and background, we realize that their relocation is a loss to our community. Jeremy and Debbie have an attitude of grace and generosity that is rarely encountered in personal relationships and even more rarely found in business. We’re so ... Full Story

Florida church angry it can’t burn Qurans

Florida church angry it can’t burn Qurans

Church Angry It Can't Burn Qurans On September 11th appearing in Care 2, August 20, 2010 The xenophobia towards Muslims in this country has begun spiraling out of control lately, from fights over Cordoba House to the insistence of those who disapprove of him that President Barack Obama is a actually Muslim.

Yes, The U.S. is a democracy

Yes, The U.S. is a democracy

To the Editor, There they go again with their “the USA is not a democracy” nonsense. The Tea Party and 9/12 groups insist that we are a constitutional republic, but not a democracy. A republic is defined as any government that is not a monarchy. We have no king or queen; hence ours must be a republic -- like many others. China is a communist republic; Iran is an Islamic republic. What kind of “republic” are we? We have a constitution, so it’s fair to say, ... Full Story

Berthoud Library drops some overdue fines

Berthoud Library drops some overdue fines

As of August 1, the Berthoud Community Library District is no longer charging overdue fines on books; fines are still charged on overdue DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs. District residents pay property taxes to support the library, and the Library District Board of Trustees believes in keeping any other fines and fees to a minimum. Now, when you have a book, or other library material, overdue 2 weeks or more your library card will be stopped until materials are returned.  When ... Full Story

Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

Practical Money Skills for Life  By Jason Alderman Thanks to cherished family traditions like birthday celebrations and presents from Santa and the Tooth Fairy, today's children are often bombarded with gifts from an early age. In fact, many kids begin cashing in on their baby teeth before they've even grasped the concept of what money is and where it comes from. According to a recent survey conducted by Visa Inc., 94 percent of children under age 10 are visited ... Full Story

Obituary: Jeanette Marie Skendzel

Obituary: Jeanette Marie Skendzel

Jeanette Marie Skendzel June 28, 1920 - Aug 12, 2010 Jeanette was well known around the country from the “Chet and Jeanette Band”. Chet and Jeanette played music together for 70 years; entertaining from Canada to Mexico, Jeanette with her quick wit, beautiful voice and banjo and Chet with his accordion. They were loved by many friends they met on their travels; and their music has been greatly missed since the passing of Jeanette’s partner (and beloved husband) Chet, ... Full Story

The Marriage Meltdown

The Marriage Meltdown

  The Marriage Meltdown: Gay Unions, Divorce and the Dysfunctional Family   By John W. Whitehead August 9, 2010 “The week of the decision on Proposition 8 was also the week of the decision on ‘The Bachelorette.’ Ali Fedotowsky said yes to Roberto Martinez, one out of 25 who competed for the chance...There could be no more perfect metaphor for the state of modern marriage this week. In the U.S., a couple who barely know each other can marry in a publicly ... Full Story

Stockley is informed on water issues

Stockley is informed on water issues

To the editor: Some time ago an article written by Mark Lehan was published in the Loveland Reporter Herald, and last week it resurfaced in the Berthoud Recorder. I feel the public and Karen Stockley are entitled to an accurate response. The facts are that Karen has been an active and informed citizen on water issues for many years, and anyone including un-named officials at Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD)" should know that. If the NCWCD wishes to ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Eugene Anderson

Obituary: Robert Eugene Anderson

Robert Eugene Andersen - (b. October 12, 1928), passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2010 after a short illness from end stage prostate cancer. Robert was born on a farm in Rosalie, Nebraska to Emanuel and Anna Christensen Andersen. Robert was the youngest child born to the family of nine children. Robert worked on the family farm growing up and graduated high school in Rosalie. He continued to work the farm until he married Marion Brehmer on November 7th, 1954. They ... Full Story

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