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‘Tis the season for giving. I have received envelopes in the mail for the women’s shelter, I have received a phone call at work trying to “arrest” me for the March of Dimes, and numerous other organizations collecting for the season. It’s hard to decide! Every year I have picked an angel for a family from the Community Center tree.

This year is different for me. I work in home health, primarily for the elderly folks in our community. I have met some wonderful people from all walks of life. These people have many stories to tell and have been many places in their lives. I decided this year to help these people out for the holidays.

Only the few families who caretake their mothers and fathers truly understand it is the biggest selfless thing to do. It is easy to shop and wrap or write a check for an organization. But to give your time is the biggest gift you can give.

I have a few families who are unable to go out to eat for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I have a few elderly clients who do not have anyone to help them out at all, much less the holidays.

Please consider donating a food item or time cooking for a few of our elderly clients in the valley. Please contact any of the staff at Columbine Home Health at 945-8050 if you would like to help out some local elderly people this holiday season by giving some food or cooking some food. Happy Holidays to all of you.

Jenell Hilderbrand

Glenwood Springs

There appear to be three basic options to assist the U.S. automakers: a full bailout with no strings (socialism); a limited bailout with some strings (socialism light); and bankruptcy (capitalism); and there are three candidates. Congress is deadlocked, but they’ve failed to realize this is an excellent opportunity for an economic experiment.

GM chief Rick Wagoner says the crisis has nothing to do with their business model, products or long-term strategy, and their board says bankruptcy is “not an option.” So, all Congress has to do is figure out which bailout package is offered to Ford and Chrysler.

After a couple of years, we’ll all know which economic model is best. The only thing too big to fail is the federal government.

Greg Scott


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