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Dear Editor,My faith in the innate goodness of humankind was reinforced on Tuesday, Oct. 26, by the women at the Once Upon a Child children’s second-hand clothing store in Glenwood Springs.I’m traveling to Jamaica for the first time next week, and through an Internet forum learned about a local orphanage in Montego Bay which could use some help. They take care of infants through seven-year-old boys and girls. Since I’m traveling alone, I can only bring two pieces of luggage, so I wanted to get useful items which I could fit into a duffle. Kids always need clothing, so I decided to buy as much as I could fit into that bag. A friend, Teresa Wilson, recommended the Once Upon a Child store. Once the women there discovered why I was looking for summer clothing this time of year, they insisted on donating a huge bag-full of clothes, free-of-charge! Indirectly, many families in Glenwood are also contributing to a worthy cause through their clothing donations to this business.All I can say is “thank you.” I’m sure the Jamaican children will be very grateful, and you’re allowing me to be more than “just another tourist” when I visit Jamaica.Cheryl HannahAspen

Kids build reading confidence at GSPIOn Nov. 1, we initiated our Read Around Glenwood Program by walking our third-grade students to the Post Independent. We had the privilege of having our students read poetry to your staff. Thank you for allowing our children the experience of reading outside the school setting. We would like to share some comments from the kids after returning to school. Thanks for taking time out of work to let us read to you. We had a good time and a lot of fun. I felt respected because when I was reading, the people were quiet and really listening. We learned how it feels to read to a new audience. It felt good when the adults helped us with hard words. We got compliments, and that felt good! I was nervous before I started listening but then felt calm because they were such good listeners. It helped us feel good about our reading because you listened and we could read with rhythm and style. It was interesting to see your computers and to see where the newspaper is made. We enjoyed learning a little bit about your job. You showed us that Grizzly PRIDE (Promote Safety, Respect, Integrity, Do Your Best, Everyone Counts) is something everyone does. You helped us build confidence in reading.As you can tell, it meant a lot to our kids to read to you. Thank you so much for showing you value our children.Sincerely,Karen Hall, Chad Filipski and their third-grade studentsGlenwood Elementary School

Chili cook-off raises $5,000Holy smokes! Thanks to lots of chili lovers, auction donors and buyers, and with matching funds provided by two Colorado chapters of Thrivent for Lutherans, we were able to give more than $5,000 to hurricane survivors and Colorado pastor Bruce Hein and family. We thank all our area Lutheran churches, our church members, Faith Lutheran in Craig, Jane Campbell of Bookkeeping Express, attorney Debra Davis, Hot Springs Lodge and Pool, The Glenwood Caf, Dos Hombres, Elk Creek Mining Co., China Town, Spagnolos, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, The Pit Stop, Heidi Holditch-Davis, Elite Style by Michele, Loris Handbags, Mary Noone, Glenwood Sewing Center, Topous Flooring, Body & Soul, Shannon Bailey, Grana Bakery, Angela Hartley, Anna Mae Williams with Mary Kay, Cindy Wheeler with Pampered Chef, and Doug Liljedahl with Sound Solutions.Holy smokes! chili cook-off co-organizer Betty ScrantonHoly Cross Lutheran ChurchGlenwood Springs

Voters support Re-1I would like to thank the voters of the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 for the overwhelming support of the bond issue and mill levy override. It is gratifying to know how much the community supports our kids, our teachers, and our schools.None of this would have happened without involved parents, staff, and community members. The Board of Education will continue to rely on community input as it goes ahead with the final planning and construction process for upgrading our facilities in all three Roaring Fork communities.Bruce WamplerMember, Board of EducationGlenwood Springs

Halloween parade a successThe Rifle Branch Library and participants in our annual Preschool Story Time Halloween Parade would like to thank the following businesses for their support and donation of time and treats their generosity and flexibility allowed the preschoolers to have a good time in spite of the cold weather: The Citizen Telegram, A & D Pawn, Comcast Cable, Alpine Bank, Base Camp Caf, Western Federal Credit Union, The city of Rifle, The Clipper, Garfield County Clerk and Recorder, Gold Star Realty, The Hair Depot, Indigenous Accents, Jeans Printing, Millers Dry Goods, The Rifle Moose Lodge, Pruett & Associates Realty, Rifle Lock & Safe, The Law Firm of Stuver, Lamoine, & Burwell, Timberline Sporting Goods, The Country Attic, Wild West Hair, Heath Chiropractic, Preventative Medicine, Rifle Realty, Fingers & Toes, and the businesses of The Midland: Sanborn Studio, Western Land and Homes, Wagon Wheel Consulting, and Castle Pines Drafting.Additionally, Rachel Musson, Laurelee Machale, Blair Bracken, Thelma Fields, and Melanie Coffelt were invaluable with their help in preparing treat bags. As always we acknowledge the Rifle Police Department for their assistance in making another safe and successful parade. Sincerely,Melissa HiselChildrens LibrarianRifle Branch Library


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