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My mother, Pauline Whitmire, passed away recently. There are so many people to thank.Mesa Vista Assisted Living became Mom’s home in November 2002. Betty and staff welcomed her and went beyond the call.Dr. Christian Maurer become Mom’s doctor and at times made house calls. As Mom’s health began to fail, he helped me to understand the aging process and all that would begin to happen. He arranged Mom’s move to E. Dene Moore Care Center where she would receive the medical help she would begin to need. How fortunate we were to discover such a loving, professional, caring group of staff. Hugs were readily available at any time – “priceless.”My family and I would like to say thanks to all of you from the bottom of our hearts. To my co-workers, friends and family for all the cards, calls, and flowers which meant so much.And last but not least, to my wonderful children, Lisa, Kevin, Jeff and Kelley my thanks and love for all your support during this time.Sincerely,Jan BurnsRifleTurkey Day 5K thanks Please allow me the opportunity to publicly thank the people who helped in making this year’s Turkey Day 5K a soaring success!To Kevin Flohr and the good folks at City Market, hearty thanks for being our sponsor again this year. Hooray to the Glenwood Springs Golf Course for allowing us to have this race at your fine course each year. Greg, thanks for letting us use the pro shop for the race registration. Kudos to Rick and Jenny for the turkeys and baked goods. Paul and Nancy, what a treat it was to use your standing clock at the finish line. Ted, cheers to you for running for the several donators who were out of town.We are more than grateful for our diehard volunteers who show up each year whatever the weather to help out: Gregory, Paul, Mike, Theresa, Cindy, Trish, Jim, Dorlene, Kirk, Fritz, Butler, Franke, Martin, and Jenny. You are truly the best.All of the proceeds benefit the Carbondale Community School, and for them, I wish to thank the record number of registered runners who have helped support the school this Thanksgiving.Keep on running. We hope to see you at the starting line next year.With heartfelt thanks,Karen M. GreenwoodJim RichmondTurkey Day 5k race directorsFiesta Del Invierno a great successWe would like to send out a huge thank-you to the following businesses and individuals for making our Glenwood Springs Elementary School Winter Party/Fiesta Del Invierno a success: Wal-Mart, Taipei Tokyo and Safeway for donating gift certificates to be raffled off, the Glenwood Springs Family Resource Centers for donating books to be given away, and Alma Osorio for her creativity and effort in all areas. The turnout was impressive, it was nice to see so many faces celebrating together. Thanks again. You make our community a fabulous place to live.Sincerely,Glenwood Springs Elementary SchoolLatino Parent CommitteeGSES ELL teamCommunity monumental in raising fundsHuge thanks to the valley community for the incredible turnout and support for the Meriwether benefit. The hundreds of wonderful donations were sold and more than $10,00 was raised, which will help William and Bobbie tremendously.I wish there was space to name everyone who contributed, but the following will have to suffice: A super huge thank-you to the incredibly generous donors – you made this dream a reality. And to the volunteers, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your selfless work. You are an incredible team to work with and your energy is contagious.We are also grateful to Colorado Mountain College and the Senior Center for allowing us the space to hold the event and for the office help. To the wonderful musicians who made the event so festive: You are simply amazing. To William: Your courage and spirit are remarkable and you are an inspiration to us all. For those of you who were unable to attend, you may continue to donate to the William A. Meriwether Benefit Fund at any Alpine Bank. May all of you have a blessed holiday and new year.On behalf of all of us involved, and with much gratitude,Wewer KeohaneCattle CreekStudents say thanksSopris Elementary fifth-graders would like to thank the following businesses for supporting our fund-raiser: Alpine Bank, American National Bank, Aspen Skiing Co., Bank of Colorado, Bath and Body Works, Big John’s, Bighorn Toyota, Book Grove, China Town, Cindy Warkentin Seamstress, City Market, Cooking School of Aspen, Corner Kick, Cost Cutters, Cutting Loose Hair & Nails, Cyber Salon, Diane Coletti Custom Jewelry, Discount Electric, Domino’s Pizza, Downtown Drug, Dragon’s Lair, Dunlaps, El Jebowl, Factory Surplus, Farmhouse Home Furnishings, Finders Keepers, Flower Mart, Glenwood Amoco B/P, Glenwood Art, Mirror & Gifts, Glenwood Beauty Academy, Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, Glenwood Caverns Park, Glenwood Hockey, Glenwood Sewing Center, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Glenwood Springs Golf Club, Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation, Golf USA, Great Clips for Hair, High Country Gems and Minerals, Ingrid’s Cup and Saucer, Italian Underground, Jazz-ercise, Joy-Ann Creations, Judy Oakes, Juicy Lucy’s Restaurant, Lovely Nails, Mancinelli’s Pizza, Marble Slab Creamery, McDonald’s, Mountain Peddler, One of a Kind Jewelry, Premier Aviation Inc., Rash and Son Carpet Cleaners, Ray’s Tangle 2, Red Mountain Bookstore, Regis Salon, Rey Motors, Movieland Cinema, Robert Campbell, Robin’s Hallmark, Safeway, Sapphire Grille, Sears, Sopris Restaurant, Sopris Surfers, Spagnolo’s, Splash Home, Springs Theatre, Starbucks, Structured Chaos, Subway, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, SuperBowl, Taco Bell, Taipei Tokyo, Teddy’s Corner, The Artist Mercantile, Chocolate Moose Ice Cream Parlor, The Red Chair, True Value, Toy Shack, US Bank, Village Inn, Wells Fargo, Wendy’s, Yampa Spa/Salon and Wal-Mart.Mrs. Sadler’s, Mrs. Mazzotta’s and Mr. Sprick’s fifth-grade classes


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