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Readers say thanks

All Us Ladies enjoyed 15 unbelievable yearsAll Us Ladies Quilts (happily) thank you all for 15 unbelievable years in retail and your support for keeping a local shop in business for the valley girls. Sadly, our economy has had a huge impact on my ability to keep a shop open. Financially I tried to save a valued service for our community and would never let go of my “fourth baby.”In truth, I did not have the deep pockets to survive the recession. Which brings me to the next subject – Trishy needs a job. Any headhunters our there? Résumé includes excellent at multitasking (can do at least six jobs at once), and I have an excellent sense of humor. I am extremely hard-working and am the captain of the S.S Karma Cruise (if you hire me you can join my crew).All kidding aside, I love you all. Thanks to all my friends in the valley (28 years) and to my clients who became the best of friends. I know I am in your hearts. I truly feel your hugs and prayers for me. Thanks so much for so much. By the way I have really big leftovers, and they’re on sale. Come to my yard sale at 0057 Mountain Court in the Elk Run subdivision in Basalt and take a peek inside Trishy’s life. You may be shocked and amazed but sure to take home a treasure. Thank you once more for all your years of support.Sincerely,Trish Shimerowner, All Us Ladies(Or did it own me?)Quilt show at Silt Historical Park was fantasticThis letter is addressed to all the unlucky people who didn’t know about or see the quilt show at the Silt Historical Park. You missed a fantastic show of beautiful handwork. It was beyond words. Those women need a bit of a salute for keeping the heritage of handwork quality alive. Thank you, ladies, for a wonderful two days of beauty and long hours of handwork. Thanks again from someone who really appreciates this talent.Cleo SchultzSiltBearproofing setsa brawny example On Wednesday, Oct. 13, the city installed the new bearproof trash cans at Veltus Park. I would like to thank the City Council and the city management for their quick response to citizens’ concerns. This has set the standard for the whole town. I hope local business and restaurant owners who use alley trash bins, and all the people of Glenwood Springs, will follow suit and do everything possible to keep trash away from bears.Thank you,Ann Szucs-SpencerGlenwood SpringsThank you for helpduring difficult timeMy mother, Eleanore Karp, passed away recently, and I want to thank several people for the excellent care she received. First, the staff at Creekside Assisted Living in Glenwood were so very caring and provided Mom with a “homey” atmosphere that she felt very comfortable in. When she needed more “one-on-one” care, the entire complement of staff at Heritage Park Care Center always gave “above-and-beyond” the call-of-duty care to Mom. They did so with love and patience and professionalism. Also, the emergency room crews at both Aspen Valley Hospital and Valley View Hospital were fabulous. Warm thanks also to Dr. Glen Kotz and his nursing staff for always being there for Mom.I am proud and privileged to live in a place that provides such excellent care and service for our loved ones.I would also like to thank my husband, Lee, for his patience and understanding.Jeanne HendricksCarbondaleJudges deem literacy contest ‘the best ever’Recently, Literacy Outreach and the Garfield County Libraries sponsored the “I Love to Read” essay contest. Contestants of all ages, including Re-1 and Re-2 schools, answered the question “Why reading is important in my life.” This year we received over 800 entries, and judges declared the competition to be “the best ever.” Entries were judged on sincerity, originality and how well the question was answered.Our first, second, third and overall contestants were recognized at a ceremony last month; each essay was read aloud by the respective writer and awards were presented. Debra Sjodahl, KMTS operations manager, emceed the event.I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to each and every participant and volunteer for helping us raise awareness of the need for literacy education in Garfield County. We count on your participation and you responded in great numbers.Literacy Outreach, a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College, is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to combating adult illiteracy. They provide free, one-on-one tutoring services to adults with reading skills below the fourth-grade level. Since 1986, Literacy Outreach has served Garfield County by helping more than 1,200 students reach their literacy goals.Once again, thank you to every essayist.Martha Fredendalldirector, Literacy OutreachGlenwood Springs

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