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Stephanie is safe. It was my granddaughter who was on the front page of your paper Feb. 4, as she was missing. I would like to thank the paper for its coverage and the people of Glenwood Springs for your prayers, concern and kindness given to my sons family. You must be a very special community.Peggy GottschalckLittleton

We would like extend our heartfelt thanks out to all who have been there for us in this great community! You know who you are and we are truly indebted to you all. First of all, our thanks to God! Without Him, we could not get through this. We are sure there are some who may not get mentioned here, however, you all are in our hearts and prayers. Once again thank you all and it is good knowing that this town and community can be as one as neighbors and friends. Again thank you.Our deepest gratitude and love to:Our families, Pastor Jeff Carlson and family, Ruthie Parrish, Carla Wussow, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Congregation, Garfield County Sheriffs Department, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Carrie Click at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Glen Novak Digitech, Kerry Chenney, Shannon Pelland at the Roaring Fork School District Office, R&H Mechanical, Maura Carlson and family, Sher Kerschen, Karen Shaver;Joan Hauschel, Verne Soucie, Wally Wareham and family, Geno Yellico, Steve Burkey, Joey Domollica, Tony Camacho, The Grange family, Gina Waller and family, Mary Ann Gruening, the Lewis family, Cathy Schroeder, Shirley Fockler, Eileen Serviss (Tennessee), Perry and Sandie (Pennsylvania), Joan Velez (Puerto Rico), Tempe and Mo Bailey, Anna Mae Williams, Amber Kitchens.Thanks to all of you who prayed for Stephanie and for our family, to all of you that called us to support us and for all the visits made to our home. We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful community that pulls together in times of need. Thank you to all of you.Charlie and Jan Gottschalck and family

The Advocate Safehouse Project would like to thank Dr. Jim and Marilyn Cummins and all the individuals who participated in the full mouth bleaching offered through Dr. Cummins office this past holiday season.With the Cumminses assistance over the past three years, they have helped to raised over $12,500 for the Advocate Safehouse Project, especially in a time when other funding has shrunk.The Cumminses have certainly brightened many smiles in the valley through their generosity and have made a true difference for the families we serve at the Advocate Safehouse Project. Thank you again for your support.Warmly,Julie OlsonExecutive director Advocate Safehouse Project



I have always been amazed at the kind and generous hearts we have here in Garfield County. I recently ran my second annual toothbrush drive for children and adults. I was able to reach hundreds of teeth because of the kind and generous donation of Dr. Jim Cummins and staff.Toothbrushes tend to be the last thing families in need buy. They tend to use one toothbrush for the entire family. Jim and Marilyn Cummins funded the money needed to buy the brushes.Amber Wissing was wonderful in her efforts of finding funds, requesting the brushes and delivery. LeeAnn Record headed up the paperwork and shipped out the list. This valley is a wonderful place to live, and I know with it being a small village, the generous get asked all the time for help. It is people like the Cumminses and staff that make the world a better place to be! Keep smiling! Lori BennettRifle

Dear Editor,The volunteers at the New Castle LIFT-UP want to thank everyone for their generous donations and help during the past holiday basket and Angel Tree gift distributions here in town.The Scouts gathered over 300 bags of food from their door-to-door drive. Kathryn Senor Elementary and Riverside schools, also the First Baptist Church, as well as many other individuals brought lots and lots of bags and boxes of food.We have such a caring and giving community and we appreciate the unselfish hard work and big smiles from the kids, teachers and other leaders.Our food pantry is re-stocked and we are able to assist our needy families through times of illness and unemployment.Our New Castle LIFT-UP office on Fourth Street across from the library is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or you may call 984-2367 or 984-0373 any time for assistance.Our sincere thank you to everyone who helped with time, money and food.Martha Kemp, Esther RichelVirginia VonDetteBetty Arthur


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