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Montgomery & Steward Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary In Historic Building (STATEPOINT) – The original

Rouch Funeral Home was located at 12th and Court StreetfJ.n the historic building (Bowen Mansion) currently owned by Pueblo County. In 1928 Orville D. Rouch began construction on a new building to be located at 14th and Main. Stories in the October 10 and 27, 1928 Chieftain chronicle the beginning of construction on the building. The October 27 story talks about the work laying bricks on the exterior, "With mason work well under way, about 15 layers of bricks have been placed on the front wall of the Rouch Funeral home at Fourteenth and Main streets according to Orville Rouch owner of the building." Early estimates were for the building to be finished by the end ofJanuary. They were pretty accurate­the business held its open house for the public on February 24, 1929. The Pueblo Chieftain story of that day states that the building cost more than $40,000 to complete. It featured 12 large rooms devoted to business, four display and store rooms in the basement and eight living rooms on the second floor. 'Ihe story continues, "The plans for the entire building in arrangement, specifications and decorating were drawn by Rouch and his wife. No expense was spared in the construction. Howard Whitlock was in charge of the work, which started September 24, 1928, and was completed about three weeks ago ... The reception rooms are of soft old rose tint, the wood work is of Oregon fir, painted Hollywood gray, the tapestries on the wall harmonize with the color scheme. The draperies are green, that shade of green that always seems so restful to the eyes. A heavy Axminster carpet covers the entire floor. Overstuffed chairs, divans, floor lamps are all neatly

arranged." The funeral home had a pipe organ, privacy rooms for family desiring privacy during the services. They also had a range of clothing in which people could be

buried; the previous era's "burial gowns" had gone out of fashion by that time. Subcontractors and

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Lakewood Cultural Center Announces 2022-2023 Season THE LAKEWOOD CULTURAL CENTER ANNOUNCES the LCC


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Presents 2022-2023 season, bringing a dynamic mix of music and theater to Lakewood beginning in September. LCC is known for presenting vibrant, world-class performances in an intimate venue where the farthest seat is just 12 rows from the stage. The 2022-2023 season offers a celebration of diverse cultures, up-and-coming vocalists, holiday favorites, and thrilling performance art. Highlights include performances by SALT Contemporary Dance premiering works by Micaela Taylor, Olivier Wevers, and SALT's Joni McDonald; fresh productions of familiar favorites cessible experience. To learn more, by The Acting Company; and a visit “light-painting” exhibition paired or 303-987-7845. with jazz music. “The Lakewood Cultural Center THE LCC PRESENTS 2022is all about people — what we cre2023 SEASON: ate and what we experience together,” said LCC administrator Rita VAN CLIBURN BRONZE Sommers. “We invite audiences to MEDALIST | Thursday, Sept. 29, come experience something new.” 7:30 p.m. Create-your-own packages of The quadrennial Van Cliburn four or more performances are International Piano Competition now available at the Lakewood is widely recognized as “one of the Cultural Center Box Office at 470 world's highest-visibility classiS. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth Boulevard and West Alameda Ave- cal-music contests” (Dallas Morning News) and remains committed nue), to its ideals of supporting and and 303-987-7845. Tickets for performances go on sale launching the careers of young Citizenindividual Discount 15% off Total – The Bronze Medalist from pianists. Monday, Aug. 8. the 16th Cliburn Competition, Hailed as one of “10 Colorado s* held in June 2022, opens the LCC arts organizations that getQUICK it right”CLEAN: Presents season. by the Denver Post, Lakewood $25 Cultural Center (LCC) is DELUXE known CLEAN: IL: KINGS RETURN | Saturday, Oct. throughout the state for its ex$50 15, 7:30 p.m. ceptional programming. Located AIR FILTER A rising a cappella quartet who just 15 minutes from downtown REPLACE: posted video of stairwell rehearsals Denver at 470 S. Allison Parkway IL: Starting at $25 and became a social phenomenon, in Lakewood, LCC offers intimate WINDSHIELD Kings Return breaks the confines access to world-class performancWIPER REPLACE: of a single genre with a signature es. The facility hosts a 320-seat IL: mix of gospel, jazz, soul, and classitheater, art galleries, fine art and at $30 Starting cal music. dance studios, meeting and event spaces and a full calendar of fine ery today! (719) 307-1822 SALT CONTEMPORARY and performing art classes, camps, 7am – 8pm Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm Sat & Sun DANCE | Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 performances, and special events. Extended hours available for an extra fee Patrons can enjoy free parking, on- p.m. site refreshments, and a fully acPremiering an inaugural tour

With gorgeous costumes, vibrant music, enchanting parties, moonlit nights, dank graveyards and blood-strewn streets, The Acting Company’s fresh production makes this enduring love story relevant for today’s world.

TAKÁCS QUARTET | Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. The Takacs Quartet returns to the Cultural Center stage with its world-renowned innovative programming. Hailed as “chamber music royalty,” (Bachtrack), this Grammy-winning ensemble performs with an irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality. of new works by internationally renowned female choreographers, SALT is the look of now, surpassing expectations and elevating what audiences can expect from contemporary dance. DUPLESSY & THE VIOLINS OF THE WORLD| Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. The Violins of the World is the brainchild of French Gypsy jazz guitarist and composer Mathais Duplessy, bringing together a quartet of exceptional musicians from China, Mongolia, and France. Duplessy blends a strong Asian influence with blues spirit, Celtic rhythms, and melodies from the Mongolian steppe to create an astonishing cross-cultural encounter. TIMOTHY P. & THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN STOCKING STUFFERS | Saturday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Timothy P. Irvin and his ensemble of award-winning musicians return to regale audiences with bluegrass, country, and folk versions of holiday favorites in a distinct Stocking Stuffer style. THE ACTING COMPANY The Acting Company is the only professional theater principally dedicated to the development of young classical actors. Productions by this Tony Award winning company have been seen nationally and internationally, on and Off-Broadway and at leading resident theaters including the Guthrie, the Kennedy Center, and the New York City Center. THE THREE MUSKETEERS | Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. Filled with laughter and adventure, this new adaptation of a beloved tale, by Alexandre Dumas, is a reminder to all that courage, honesty and valor can change the world. ROMEO & JULIET | Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

ALTAN | Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. Altan presents the beauty of traditional Irish music and the hard-hitting rhythm of reels and jigs, appreciated by audiences from around the world. The Boston Globe says, “More than any Irish group, this Donegal quintet is seen as the keeper of the traditional flame.” RODGER’S & HAMMERSTEIN’S CAROUSEL | March 17– April 2, Fridays 7:30 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Co-presented with Performance Now Theatre Company. Richard Rodgers referred to “Carousel” as the favorite of his musicals, with a score “more satisfying than any I’ve ever written.” “If I Loved You” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” underpin this stunning tale of hope, redemption, and the power of love. Contains adult themes. CAROUSEL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatrical on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. DIEGO FIGUEIREDO | Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. Virtuoso Diego Figueiredo has performed a fusion of Brazilian music and jazz in 60 countries around the world to become one of the hottest international names in jazz guitar. BLIND VISIONARIES | Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Featuring jazz music by The Daniel Kelly Trio, paired with photographic “light-painting” created by blind and visually impaired members of the Seeing with Photography Collective, this multimedia collaboration explores what it means to truly see. The LCC Presents 2022-2023 season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


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Cirque Italia Will Entertain In July

HAVE YOU EVER HAD SUCH A VIVID DREAM YOU THOUGHT IT WAS REAL? Cirque Italia has pulled out all the stops this year to take you on a magical dream adventure. Trust us PUEBLO, CO, this is one escapade you cannot afford to miss! Have you ever wished you could turn back time? To go back to a simpler, happy time filled with sock hops, drive-in theaters, muscle cars, and thick sideburns? Well get out your poodle skirts and leather jackets! Cirque Italia’s Gold Unit performers can’t wait to take you back to a time when hula hoops and soda fountains were abundant, Elvis Presley dominated the airwaves, greased hair was all the rage, and street racing was a parent’s greatest concern! Come along for the ride when a 1950s-obsessed

adolescent falls asleep and dreams of living in this revolutionary era. This high-octane show is guaranteed to captivate and engage every kiddo and Daddy-O in the audi-

ence. Cirque Italia believes multi-culturalism is one of our strongest assets. Our show features performers from Argentina, Brazil, Romania, and many other countries. Of course, these incredible artists are preparing to wow you with their astounding acts. Master jugglers, low wire fanatics, dazzling contortion, wild trampoline antics, and even a wheel of death! Want to know more? You’ll have to

come ‘dream’ with us as we travel back in time. Cirque Italia’s mission is to provide high-class entertainment suitable for all age groups, where all are welcome at our strictly animal-free shows!

When: July 14th – 17th, 2022 Where: 3429 Dillon Dr, Pueblo, CO 81008

At: Pueblo Mall in the parking lot – Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent! · July 14 – Thursday: 7:30pm · July 15 – Friday: 7:30pm · July 16 – Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm · July 17 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm Cost and Purchase Info: For more information, visit and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Tickets can be purchased now starting at $10.00$50.00 depending on availability. Cirque Italia offers one free child admission with every full priced paying adult ticket in levels 2 or 3. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, or deals. Please call 941-704-8572 to get the promo code for your location. Box office hours: The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show. Non-show days: 10am – 6pm On show days: 10am – 9pm You may also purchase tickets through our website or by phone. We also respond to text messages.


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5 6 7 South Western5Chicken Bratwurst, Cabbage6 Goulash Chicken Cabbage Peas & CarrotsSouth Western & Carrots, Potato Bratwurst, Green Beans & Carrots, Potato 3 Bean Salad Peas & Carrots Salad, Bread, Salad w/ Dressing WW Roll Banana WW Bread 3 Bean Salad Salad, Bread, Orange & Milk WW Roll M&M Cookie & MilkBanana Apple & Milk




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Succotash Salad w/ dressing 22 & Milk Apple

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Fiber: 9g

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Sodium: 715mg

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od still gives His children reason to celebrate in days of darkness and evil. Christians and pro-life individuals across the world are celebrating the overturning of Roe V Wade, a fiftyyear-old heinous decision of the SCOTUS which legalized murder of millions of innocent human beings. Whether the Justices were uninformed, ignorant or evil, the decision brought a blight on the nation whose motto is in essence, a declaration of freedom and life and liberty for all. After years of prayer our God

brought Roe V Wade to the grave and we rejoice for the millions of babies whose lives will be saved. Yet while the majority of Americans and others around the world celebrate this victory for life, the other side groans, whines and wails, while rabidly protesting and demonstrating, outraged that they did not get their way. The temper tantrums and screaming persists, not only from liberal citizens but elected officials who are supposed to display dignity and respect for the offices they hold. “I demand to control my own body.” A mockery to the lack of control that leads to pregnancy. Actually, those women are correct and should have control over their bodies. The control needs to begin by making wise choices about their personal sexual activity. If they would exercise the control they say they demand they would prevent the pregnancy and a baby wouldn’t have to die for a parent’s reckless uncontrolled lust. Consider the diabolical agenda of Margaret Sanger. How many people of all races who support the organization are aware of the actual intentions and goals of the founder of Planned Parenthood? A web search of quotes by Margaret Sanger, produces shocking demented remarks that are sickening. I share a few examples from many quotes. In a December 10, 1939, letter to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, she wrote, "We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population..." In her 1920s book, Women and the New Race, chapter 5 titled, “The Wickedness of Creating Large Families, she says, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." Sanger and her followers

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were/are very much into eugenics. She makes no attempt to hide her sick prejudice. "Apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring." (Sanger, Margaret. “My Way to Peace,” Jan. 17, 1932.) Her proposed sinister blueprint for reducing population was heinous and demonic. “A marriage license shall in itself give husband and wife only the right to a common household and not the right to parenthood." (Margaret Sanger, "America Needs a Code for Babies," Article 3, 27 Mar 1934.) "No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood." (Margaret Sanger, "America Needs a Code for Babies," Article 4, March 27, 1934.) "Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or state authorities to married couples, providing they are financially able to support the expected child, have the qualifications needed for proper rearing of the child, have no transmissible diseases, and, on the woman’s part, no medical indication that maternity is likely to result in death or permanent injury to health." (Margaret Sanger, "America Needs a Code for Babies," Article 5, March 27, 1934.) "No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth..." (Margaret Sanger, "America Needs a Code for Babies," Article 6, March 27, 1934.) "... these two words

[birth control] sum up our whole philosophy... It means the release and cultivation of the better elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extinction, of defective stocks -- those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization." (Margaret Sanger, "High Lights in the History of Birth Control," Oct 1923.) Do you get the impression that this demented woman perceived herself to be above God? As our constitutional rights are being eroded away, this message from heaven was light in the midst of darkness. The SCOTUS turned the abortion decision back to the states and “We The People” will have a say in such matters. Twenty-two states had laws or constitutional amendments that were already in place which could be quickly enacted to ban abortion when Roe died. The laws include state bans on abortion that were previously in place before the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe protected abortion rights. Within one hour after the Supreme Court made the announcement, Missouri’s governor declared abortion illegal in that state. Other states followed. I believe even though it's a long shot, it can happen in Colorado. Lift up your hands and praise a mighty God who is able. Abortion has not ended and will continue as wicked companies such as Bank of America, Dick’s Sport-




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On The Way To Primary . . . (Pueblo, CO) — A Republican, a Democrat and an Independent walk into a meeting. . . . wait! Sounds like the beginning of a good one liner but in truth, it is the beginning of a great scenario. Recently the Secretary of State appointed a supervisor to oversee and manage the primary election for Pueblo County because of a series of misfortunate events. Events that one must wonder how a person, who has been in office for 16 years as a clerk and recorder and has handled countless county and city elections could so blatantly let discrepancies slip by. Colorado has gone through redistricting after the census and our population has grown. As a result some of the districts are different. And because this is a primary unaffiliated voters, meaning those that did not claim a party preference, received two ballots mailed to them for the upcoming primary. They could only vote for one or other but it begs the question what happens with the unused ballot? If the voter tried to vote and use both- then both ballots were to be disqualified. Seems simple enough. On June 13th a voter in precinct 303465102 brought to the attention of city council the fact that his ballot, and the ballot of his entire building complex, did not have the correct state house district. This voter resides in district 46 but his ballot and the ballots of his neighbors in the complex, all stated the ballots were for district 62. When this individual brought this to the attention of the Pueblo County Elections department he was told that it was because of redistricting that took place in 2021. The election clerk did apologize and stated they would issue new ballots. A news reporter from channel KRDO reported the story and was told by the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder, Gilbert “BO” Ortiz that it was an isolated incident that occurred at that address only. If only that were true. But wait, there’s more. If the redistricting took place in 2021 it might be helpful if the general voting public had a map of where the lines are now drawn and what district they fall into. A quick look at the Pueblo County web site shows no such detail nor has it been updated for decades. If that were the only incident it might be forgivable - understandable perhaps. Mistakes happen. Mistakes are one thing but consistent mishandling of information is another. The Secretary of State will need to determine is this rises to the level of criminal or merely inefficient ability. Voters in precinct 209 have the wrong state house race on their ballot, and perhaps as many as 2,200 voters will not be able to vote in the district they live in. If this has happened in one precinct it is easy to assume that there are many

such problems in other precincts as well but not enough time to police the results. The entire race and candidates for Country Commissioner was left off ballots all together and mailed to approximately 1,600 voters. How do you leave off an entire segment of the race? Those ballots had to be reprinted. There is a concern of where those 1,600 printed ballots, already mailed, will be flagged or exactly how they will be monitored. All this has a cost to the tax payer of course. Reprinting ballots, additional monitoring personnel, the cost adds up. As well, when the Secretary of State, had to appoint a supervisor to Pueblo County for the upcoming election, the taxpayers of the area must bare the cost.




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He's the perfect husband: "Married life with him is wonderful. He doesn't fight with me. He doesn't argue and he just understands me." "He" is Marcelo, a rag doll that was made for Meirivone Rocha Moraes, 37, by her mother after she complained about being single, the Daily Mail reported. And to pile on to the Brazilian woman's joy, just months later, she found herself delivering Marcelo's rag baby! ("It's true, Marcelo got me pregnant. He didn't use a condom.") Not wanting to have a child out of wedlock, Marcelo and Meirivone were joined in holy matrimony before 250 guests and spent their honeymoon week in Rio de Janeiro, then returned to await the arrival of Marcelinho -- an event that was livestreamed on May 21. She says the birth, attended by a nurse and doctor, was pain-free. "He was here in 35 minutes."

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When a customer at a Carl's Jr. location in Skiatook, Oklahoma, near Tulsa, sat down on June 20 to eat his burger, he discovered something extra in the bag: a baggie with a "crystalline substance," Inside Edition reported. The manager replaced the man's meal and called police, who field-tested the substance and found it was methamphetamine. Officers arrested Bryce Francis, an employee of

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There's a baby boom coming to the NICU and Labor and Delivery department of St. Luke's East Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, Fox News reported on June 22 -- and it's an inside job. Thirteen neonatal nurses are pregnant, and one gave birth on June 3. "About every two weeks, someone else would announce, 'I'm pregnant,'" said Caitlin Hall, the new mother. The due dates are spread out through December. "To be able to experience this all together has been such a relief but also really exciting," said Ellie Kongs, one of the nurses.

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Since 2013, when he was only 13 years old, Le'Genius Williams, now 22, of St. Petersburg, Florida, has spent a whole lotta time in the criminal justice system, The Smoking Gun reported. After release from prison in 2020, he was arrested in 2021 and released on $12,000 bond in February. But his latest run-in with law enforcement was on June 13, when he allegedly struck his girlfriend in the face with a handgun, then drove off in a truck with another man. When police caught up with him, they found loaded firearms, cocaine and fentanyl in the vehicle. Le'Genius, once again not living up to his name, was held on $77,000 bond, and his earlier bond was revoked.


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THEY’RE REPLACING YOU, BLACK AMERICA HOW AN UNEQUIVOCALLY ANTI-BLACK MASS MURDER BECAME A CRIME AGAINST IMMIGRANTS. Liberals are screwing over African Americans again, sublimely confident that whatever they do, Democrats will never get less than 90% of the black vote. In the Buffalo, New York, mass shooting 10 days ago, 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron drove 200 miles to a grocery store jam-packed with

the descendants of American slaves and gunned down as many people as he could. But instead of this being an anti-black thing, the media have decided, no, it’s an anti-immigrant thing, based on the shooter’s belief in the “great replacement theory,” which holds that elites are deliberately replacing historic Americans with immigrants. Trust us, it’s all in his “manifesto” — and no, you can’t see it. What? You don’t trust the media to tell you the truth about the shooter’s motive? Still, I can’t help but notice that the shooter seemed really intent on killing black people. He drove 3 ½ hours from Conklin, New York, to get to a city with remarkably few immigrants. Only 10% of Buffalo is foreign-born. But it’s 35% black. Much closer to Conklin than Buffalo is, for example, Middletown, New York, which is 39% Hispanic and 16% foreign-born. In about half the time it took to get to Buffalo, he also could have driven to Utica, New York, which is 22% foreign-born. And he would have cut his driving time by more than an hour if he’d gone

to Schenectady, New York, 17% foreign born. So why are the media insisting that the killer hated immigrants, when it kinda looks like he mainly hated blacks? For one thing, midterm elections are coming, and voters are poised to have a say on the fabulous things Biden’s done to our border. Oh, you think we should have a border? What — do you believe in REPLACEMENT? Moreover, Hispanics have begun to show a slight — very slight — willingness to vote for Republicans, coinciding with the Democratic Party’s enthusiastic embrace of Black Lives Matter, and thus, black criminality. (It turns out Latinos are generally opposed to getting beaten up and having their money stolen.) Finally, of course, there’s the fact that Democrats know there’s nothing, absolutely nothing, that will stop black people from voting for them. Now they’re just showing off. Yeah, Buffalo was a racist shooting — but watch this: We’re going to make it about immigrants, and we’ll STILL get the black vote! After years of the media trying to turn every single event into proof that white people hate African Americans, at last there’s a monstrous crime where even skeptics say, Yeah, this one was totally about a white guy who hates black people. But the media decided that this week, they needed to juice the immigrant vote. The madness, the wild upside-down insanity of the media pushing the “great replacement theory” as the motive for the Buffalo shooting, is this: If anyone’s being replaced by immigrants, it’s black people.

here! Heard of the 1619 Project? The thesis and details may be comically false, but it is a plain fact that blacks have been here since 1619. Historic America is not a monolithically white country; it is a biracial country — black and white — and remained so for two centuries, until Teddy Kennedy decided to change it with his 1965 immigration act. Of the two racial groups that formed 99% of America from the 1600s to the mid-1970s, which one do you think is getting the short end of the stick? The white working class isn’t popping champagne corks over mass immigration, but black people get absolutely nothing out of it. Rich people, mostly whites, are making out like bandits. Endless low-skilled immigration has finally solved “the servant problem.” By now, so many hardworking Latinos have come in that virtually every upper-middle-class white person has a maid, a nanny and a gardener. It’s low-wage workers — mostly black men — whose wages have been annihilated by competition from the cheap labor being dumped on the country. Not only have working-class wages gone into the toilet, but a lot of jobs are totally off-limits to black people — because they don’t speak Spanish or Chinese or Tagalog. For decades now, black professors, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and ordinary African Americans have been pointing out how immigration hurts them. Democrats don’t care. And that’s the story of how an unequivocally anti-black mass murder became a crime against immigrants. COPYRIGHT 2022 ANN COULTER

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“I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom, I can see rays of ravishing light and glory.” John Adams to Abigail, on the passing of the Declaration of Independence

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(Pueblo, CO) – Public Health Officials announced Pueblo County’s first human tularemia case in 2022 in a youth. Pueblo residents, especially those living in Pueblo West, are advised that tularemia causing bacteria may be present in some of the mammals, especially rabbits, rodents, and hares, and on the ground where these animals may be active,” Alicia Solis, program manager at the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment. Solis added, “Human tularemia cases are rare, but some activities may increase the risk of developing the disease. These activities may include inhaling or drinking contaminated soil or water, having direct skin contact with infected animals, or being bitten by a tick or deer fly.” Tularemia, “rabbit fever,” can be spread through soil contaminated with the droppings or urine of sick animals such as rabbits and tularemia-causing bacteria can aerosolize and be inhaled when a person mows, blows leaves, or turns up soil. “Because tularemia is known to be in Pueblo County, precautions should always be taken, especially when mowing weeds or grass and when soil is disturbed,” emphasized Solis. Infection can also occur from the bite of infected insects (most commonly ticks and deer flies) as well as to soil and vegetation. Hunters who skin animals without gloves and are exposed to infected blood through an open wound are also at risk. Typical signs of infection in humans include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, chest pain, and coughing. Tularemia can be treated with antibiotics; contact your medical provider if these early signs are present. Dogs and cats can also get tularemia by eating infected rabbits or other rodents and through tick and deer fly bites. If your pet shows symptoms of illness including fever, nasal and eye discharge, and skin sores, take the pet to a veterinarian promptly. Tularemia is easily treated if diagnosed early in dogs and cats. Recommended precautions include: * Avoid handling wild animals. * When outdoors near places where wild rabbits or rodents are present,


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(STATE POINT)--While every-

one looks forward to summer road trips, travel can come with unexpected safety emergencies. David Nance, founder of SABRE Personal Safety Academy and CEO of SABRE, the number one personal safety brand of consumers and law enforcement worldwide, provides travel protection tips for different scenarios.


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“Looking at your smartphone can distract you from noticing potential threats,” says Nance. “Stay engaged while exploring a new destination.” At the same time, you can also use tech to your advantage to store emergency contacts and access safety apps. Using geo-tracking technology through the free SABRE Personal Safety App, SABRE’s SMART Pepper Spray connects with a smartphone and sends help

Summer Travel Safety Tips alerts to assigned emergency contacts. They’ll be immediately notified of your location if the SMART Pepper Spray is deployed or the in-app alert button is pressed. It can also alert first responders with a subscription. For a smaller pepper spray option that is about the size of a lipstick and can be easily carried for onthe-go safety, try Mighty Discreet. Its twist top prevents accidental discharge and the snap clip provides immediate accessibility. Going out for the night? Keep an eye on your beverage and don’t accept drinks from strangers. Be sure to watch out for your travel companions too. If they’ve had more than their limit, don’t let them leave alone or with strangers.

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RR surprised me. Although I love many films from India, this one surpasses them all. As escapist entertainment, it contains everything I look for including a great story, cinematic artistry, and memorable performances. Add exhilarating dancing and I am sold completely. Who

knew all this would be found in a threehour epic adventure like RRR? The fictional story takes place back in the 1920s when the British ruled India. A teenage girl (Twinkle Sharma) is taken from a close-net tribe by British masters who want to keep her. Bheem (N.T. Rama Rao Jr.), one of the tribe members, vows to get her back. Soon after that, Raju (Ram Charan), a dedicated Indian policeman, swears to catch the man who is causing the British so

much trouble.

woman who wants bloody revenge. The

These two men become friends without knowing they are on opposite sides of the revolution soon to engulf all of India. Their many exciting escapades showcase the bravery and amazing strength of each man. (Historical note: the characters they play really existed but never even met each other.)

one likeable Brit is portrayed by Olivia

It’s rip roaring riveting fun. You’ll be exhausted when it’s done. Action, drama and wild dancing. Don’t blink or you will miss something.

eye-popping in many scenes. One res-

Two heroes show their super strength and become friends for a time length. But revolution can be tough. It tears them apart, so that’s rough.

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Spectacular is “RRR.” Over the top but you’ll want more. India gives us a great time. And now it is a fave of mine! Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr. deserve praise for their impressive lead performances. They make their characters seem real even in scenes that are pure fantasy. Charan plays the more stoical one (until he gets angry) and Rama Rao Jr. shows more of his character’s emotional side. But they work together like hand and glove. And, wow, can these great guys dance! Plus, it’s easy to see them as super heroes. Other members of the cast manage to provide first-rate support. Playing evil British people to the hilt are Ray Stevenson as the Governor, Edward Sonnenblick as his assistant and Alison Doody as a

Morris. She projects grace and kindness as a young woman who falls for Bheem.

The cinematography in RRR is

cue segment involving a child in danger stands out. So do battle scenes -- even with huge tigers. I also appreciate the crisp, colorful visuals most of the time in place of that dark and hazy look in too many movies lately.

My only complaints? Excessive violence and not enough dance numbers. I can’t help thinking how great it would be if this fabulous film were re-made as a musical. But, as you probably know, I think that’s true about any motion picture.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! --- Mae West

(Released by Netflix. Not rated by MPAA. English captions)


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Have you ever heard of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska? (PUEBLO, CO)– I saw a docu-

mentary on television (EWTN) and it was very compelling and I couldn't get enough of it. The centuries before and since the age of Jesus Christ are littered with prophets and saints concerning the head of the Catholic Church especially and all other Christian faiths too. Atheists, agonistics, anyone on the planet that is curious about such things. If you believe the concept of Saints or not, this young Polish girl, who had a vision of Christ at age seven but disregarded it as she grew older, is quite a story. Her sentient life was in the 1930s and 1940s. She lived her young life as most young girls did during the time before Hitler decided to be god of the world and then in 1939 marched into Poland and WWII began. Just before this happened Faustina decided to become a nun, because Christ continued to come to her on a more regular basis and she thought the best place for her was being cloistered. At first, she was having a tough time with the mother superior but she lived life with a smile on her face and accepted even the most menial of chores, always keeping that smile on her face. During this time Christ's visions became more frequent so she chose a father confessor. She told him of the visions and what Christ had said to her and at first the priest didn't believe her. She was insistent and never wavered and always kept that bright smile. Eventually her confessor began to believe her. Christ told her He wanted a painter to paint a picture of Jesus the way she sees Him so as to have it be seen by the rest of humanity. Her confessor knew a painter and he was very temperamental but Faustina held her ground because Jesus was insistent that the

portrait should be precise. After much ado, the painting finally was finished. Faustina wasn't totally happy but the painting was acceptable and can be seen to this day. But here is the crux of the matter: Faustina's confessor told her to write down in a diary everything Christ told her in her visions. She did this. But, with the dawning of Hitler's invasion and total takeover of Poland she became downtrodden and frustrated because things weren't moving along. She lost hope and actually burned her diary. When she told this to her confessor, he chastised her and told her to start another diary. He told her he would somehow smuggle it out of Poland even with Nazis everywhere. She relented. When the second diary was complete she gave it to her confessor and the painting also had to be smuggled out because Christ explained to her in very specific terms what the painting meant. Ladies and gents. Christians or not. You all should go to your libraries or to your computers and see just how close these messages didn't get out to the world. Faustina herself died within a couple years after the diary and painting were given to her confessor. The story is mesmerizing and the accounts of how difficult it was to be smuggled out to the world keeps you on the edge of your seat. To wit: Our Lord said to St. Faustina: Encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given you... Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death.... When they

say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just Judge but as the Merciful Savior.... Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation. Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy. I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.... Through the chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with

My will (687. 1541, 1731 - found in St. Faustina's diary) The Chaplet is a part of the Divine Mercy Novena (which Christ favors) and Chaplet (which Christ abides). There is a wonderful pamphlet printed by Marian Press. Orders: 1-800-462-7426 In fact, if you'd like a pamphlet I will send you one free of charge until I run out. contact me at SRbeacon@gmailcom. Leave your name and adress and it will be sent out immediately thereafter.


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Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Warn of Impersonation Scam


are reviving an old tactic to gain trust. Scammers are emailing and texting pictures of real and doctored law enforcement credentials and badges to prove they are legitimate and scam people out of money. Scammers may change the picture or use a different name, agency, or badge number, but the basic scam is the same. Federal law enforcement agencies are warning the public to be skeptical of email and text messages claiming to be someone from a government or law enforcement agency. No one in federal law enforcement will send photographs of credentials or badges to demand any kind of payment, and neither will government employees. Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Department of Labor OIG, NASA OIG, the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) joined forces to issue this scam alert. HOW A GOVERNMENT IMPOSTER SCAM WORKS These scams primarily use telephone to contact you, but scammers may also use email, text message, social media, or U.S. mail. Scammers pretend to be from an agency or organization you know to gain your trust. Scammers say there is a problem or a prize. Scammers pressure you to act immediately. Scammers tell you to pay in a specific way. TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF 1. Do not take immediate action. If you receive a communication that causes a strong emotional response, take a deep breath. Hang

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22. Mai follower 23. *Featuring Sam, Diane, Cliff, Norm, Carla 26. Scary creature 30. Salmon on a bagel 31. Etsy member 34. Craving 35. Old and feeble 37. Quaker Man's grain 38. Romanov rulers 39. Without help 40. Stay clear of 42. *"The ____ Life" on Animal Planet 43. Keep from happening 45. Sets to zero 47. Old age, in the olden days 48. *"____ Previews" with Siskel

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Rouche Funeral building in 1929 with three mid-1920s Buicks

funerals in those days; he says." Orville M. attended Centennial High School, and like his brother served in the Air Force during the war. He attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science before joining his brother and father in the business in 1946. When Orville M. Rouch wanted to retire in 1986 he sold the business to current owners Marvin Steward and Gerry Montgomery. Gerry's wife Dian joined the staff in 1996. The size of the building was expanded in 2006 to provide space for vehicles and provide for a large reception space on the second floor.

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Then a remarkable thing happened. Not so remarkable when you realize that Pueblo, Colorado is the Home of Hero’s and that mantel is bestowed for a reason. Councilwoman Regina Maestri decided to spear-head a committee that consisted of the candidates running for office in the primary, and some of the constitutes that brought their concerns to her. They had a round table discussion, took and compared notes, and realized that this needed the attention of the Secretary of State.

There was not one party over the other but all of them, each party, Democrats, Republicans, Independents were all concerned with transparency and election integrity. There was no fighting, no flag waving and grandstanding just people realizing that something was wrong and it needs to be fixed and that the voters and citizens of this county need to trust their vote. This is how Pueblo, Colorado responds to things that matter. They set aside different ideologies, platforms, and personalities and take on the problem. They all know that winning by deceit is not a victory. We have let this office off the hook too many times. Mr. Ortiz has sullied the office of clerk and recorder with his brand of cavalier complacency. Citizens have waited months to get tags for their car or equipment resulting in more tax revenue lost or postponed by that office. Efforts to get answers have been met with out-right hostility and confrontational gesturing. He has had 16 years to make an impact and set standards and to have this kind of result is indicative of his ability. Enough already. The citizens and candidates hurt by his actions decided to take a stand. It was not about party. So a Democrat, Republican and an independent struck a blow for election integrity and the citizens should know that the Home of Hero’s is exactly that. Home to all hero’s no matter the brand. by K. McClintock


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GLEN VOLLMECKE Author: "Intermission a Place in Time."

Situated in Mont St. Michael Bay, its proximity to France is only 30 minutes away. A quieter tourist haven from its larger/sister isle of Jersey, where many of my family still reside. Guernsey is unhurried with a slower pace of living. Hallowed ground are these magical isles, with many historic events of witchcraft, and superstitions.

THE LEGEND. Once again our narrative detours from imaginative concepts of goblins, faeries, superstitions and a variety of topics. Nevertheless, enlightenment is our mission, and a primary priority. How many of you know of the 'healing' qualities of certain people? Unlike myths and misconceptions, this phenomenon is acknowledged over the ages by actual undeniable facts, verbal and written. No better way forward than addressing the 'gift of healing.' An actual unspoken capability/talent of the greatest magnitude. Our story begins with a tiny island of just thirty point twelve square miles, located off the coast of Normandy/France… my own mother's birth place. It's part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and British Crown Dependency. Guernsey is the second largest isle in the English Channel. Apart from its own, ancient

almost extinct language, mainly English and French is spoken. Situated in Mont St. Michael Bay, its proximity to France is only 30 minutes away. A quieter tourist haven from its larger/sister isle of Jersey, where many of my family still reside. Guernsey is unhurried with a slower pace of living. Hallowed ground are these magical isles, with many historic events of witchcraft, and superstitions. (We'll explore this another time.) Books are written establishing undeniable actualities, which occurred in Jersey and Guernsey over the years. My own award winning biography "Intermission a Place in Time" begins with the Nazi takeover of Guernsey. In the year nineteen forty, bombers besieged the once calm scenery and good-natured islanders, killing forty four locals and injuring many more, but that's another story. After my grandmother's death at age thirty-five, mum's father deposited his children in an orphanage. Days before WW2 began, due to a dreadful childhood in Guernsey, my mother left for London with hopes of also locating her fiancée. Sadly, he was already an early casualty of the war. He was dead. The seventh child of a seventh child my mother was extremely psychic, though never failing to undermine her own psychic ability. She was born in St. Peter Port Guernsey, and 'is also characterized in my book. Coincidently at a later date,

another spiritual soul born in St. Peter Port during the sixties was Linda, the miraculous child of our story, born with the capability of healing. (Linda's spirit would eventually deeply touch my mother.) Born with hydrocephalus (water on the brain) baby Linda suffered with spina bifida, also her legs were paralyzed. According to hospital staff, her life expectancy was allegedly only for a few more hours. Linda was given last rights upon her birth. Linda's head enlarged to gigantic proportions, therefore doctors, nurses and family prepared for her early demise. Strangely, earlier in the day her dad witnessed a glowing golden light and sounds of rushing water in his home. Immediately he knew Linda would survive for several more years. He rushed into the ward, where stunned staff stood astounded at her bedside. She apparently now was fine. Linda returned home. Now seventeen months old and after multiple surgeries Linda began her preordained albeit short life. Astonishingly this tiny youngster could 'see' pain, and indicate its location, thus avoiding extracurricular operations on countless people: a lifesaver saver for many. Linda was a true legend. Stay focused on this story, and I shall return next month with Linda's short five-year biography…a story of faith for today and always…

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David M. Shribman is a North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner

INFLATION ARRIVES AT A BAD TIME FOR DEMOCRATS WAUSAU, Wis. — The reminder, every time they drive down the street, of how high gasoline prices are. The delays in home construction and renovation because of supply-chain disruptions. The hike in the cost of a summertime respite at the lake. The ripple effects of a 5.4 percent increase in the price of dairy items on a state whose economy depends in large measure on that sector of the economy. To say nothing of the cost of groceries. You think things are tough for the Democrats right now? That’s nothing. Wait till Tuesday. Then things will really get bad. Think of it as the Republicans’ silent frontporch campaign, their most effective in decades. Here’s why: Americans will go to their front porches. They will fish in their mailboxes and

extract the daily post, which will include their 401(k) retirement-savings statements. The contents of those envelopes will be — metaphorically, of course, but stunningly — thinner.

This fall’s midterm congressional elections will be about many things. The Supreme Court last month thrust abortion rights to the front ranks of next month’s party primaries here and of November’s general election nationwide; nearly threefifths of Wisconsin voters believe abortion should be legal in virtually every case, according to the respected Marquette University Law School Poll, which released its survey two days before the high court overturned Roe v. Wade late last month. Republicans this summer are choosing between construction executive Tim Michels, who has the endorsement of Donald Trump, and former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch for the party’s gubernatorial nomination. The state’s voters will determine the future of GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, who has questioned the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s presidency. But here, as elsewhere, it’s the economy. The president knows gasoline prices and inflation are dangerous for an incumbent president. He went to Washington, D.C., in 1973, during the early energy crisis. In his first decade on Capitol Hill, he watched inflation soar and saw Gerald R. Ford struggle with it. He witnessed how it led to the presidency of Jimmy Carter, which in turn also fell victim to inflation and to a presidential candidate, former Gov. Ronald Reagan, who knew the answer when he asked the famous question in his 1980 debate with Carter: “Are you better off today than you were four

years ago?” That is a question Biden will face if he seeks reelection. All the indicators signal trouble for the Democrats on the economy. Nearly three-fifths of Americans now think that rising prices are a crisis, not just a problem. That’s up from 49 percent in a late April 2022 Quinnipiac Poll. A University of Michigan consumer sentiment study reached its lowest level since it began surveying in 1952, with four-fifths of Americans expressing pessimism about the economy. A study by Civic Science found that more than 9 of 10 American adults are at least somewhat concerned about inflation — and that nearly two-thirds are saying they are “very concerned.” Two-fifths believe the Biden administration is the biggest cause of this distress. Of all the crises battering the Democrats, inflation may be the most dangerous. The Republicans won’t have to reach far for their evidence. It’s in a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, and it makes for sobering reading:

Fuel oil up 10.7 percent year to year. Gasoline up 48.7 percent. Groceries up 11.9 percent. Housing up 5.5 percent. Retail sales were down in May for the first time this year. In all, inflation is up 8.6 percent nationally year over year. In the Midwest region that includes Wisconsin, the figure is 8 percent, with prices in the energy sector here growing by 13.2 percent in May alone. “Inflation isn’t just about rising prices — it’s about rising anxiety,” says Christine Whelan, director of the Money, Relationships and Equality Initiative at the University of Wisconsin. “Inflation, and the Fed’s re-

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sponse to combat it, will compound our uncertainties about the future.” The public-opinion specialists Seymour Martin Lipset and William Schneider learned this while examining how inflation, which in 1960 was at a mere 1.4 percent, jumped to 13.3 percent in a two-decade period. The effect of that rise was staggering. “A high rate of inflation,” they wrote, “appears to lower the public expectations of the future in all respects: for their own lives, for the country as a whole, or the economy.” So rising gas prices mean folks here are driving on cruise control at 50 mph to save a few cents on gas during the morning commute. “Looking for a steak for your summer barbecue?” Whelan asks. “Hold on to your wallet.”

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