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Readers Say Thanks

Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Our car died in the worst possible spot in the midvalley, the passing lane downvalley at the El Jebel light. I was pushing the van across the intersection toward the shoulder when suddenly my load was much lighter. Someone had dropped their bike and run to the back of my van, taking over most of the work and pushing us to safety.

My wife and I are very grateful for this person’s help, and sorry we didn’t have time to get their name.

Michael Lindquist and Susan Peetz

Glenwood Springs

On Oct. 16, a woman at Wal-Mart in Rifle gave me a gift card to help pay for my son’s prescriptions. To this woman, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. She is an angel in disguise.

I don’t know how I would have been able to get his prescriptions without her help. It is so nice to see that there are still people out there willing to offer a helping hand. I will never forget her kindness and will always remember to pay it forward. Thanks again with all of my heart.

Kristy Kolecki


This is an upbeat letter to tell your community that our faith in the kindness of others goes on due to the Stukes family of Silt.

My husband and I were in a motorcycle accident on a desolate stretch of highway in Wyoming and this wonderful family came to our rescue. By the grace of God we were not injured, but we were rattled more than a little and our bike was not driveable. The Stukes family – Darren, Candice, and Dalton – not only gave us a ride to the nearest town, but on the way they were able to arrange a tow for the bike and a place to fix the bike. They took my husband right to the tow truck and me to a nearby hotel and did not leave until we were settled, even though dangerous weather was approaching and they still had a three-hour trip home.

When my husband tried to give them something for their trouble, they said absolutely not. They said they were just very glad to be spending their time helping us rather than standing beside the highway waiting for an ambulance for us. How lucky your community is to have this wonderful family living there.

Dan and Sondra Mueller

Dubuque, Iowa

When I first came to New Castle Family Fitness eight years ago, I had chronic lower back pain and difficulty walking. As a result of their exercise program and stretching routine, the lower back pain has been completely cured and I can walk and jog with ease.

More recently, the nerves in my left leg were not firing properly and I developed difficulty in climbing stairs. After seeing a back doctor and a neurologist with no positive results or clear diagnosis, I once again turned to the skills of the fitness center’s team of excellent trainers. Once again, they completely cured the problem and I am climbing stairs with no pain.

The team approach that they employ and the variety of skills on their staff is truly amazing. They are able to provide everything from a regular workout program to advanced therapy for complex physical issues. We are very fortunate to have an organization of their caliber in the New Castle area.

Fred B. Chaney


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