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BARBWIRE BOB – 5-16-24

Graduation time has arrived at American schools. We celebrate graduations from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. It is a time of accomplishments, lengthy friendships, athletic successes and failures, and many hours of classrooms, homework, final exams, early morning classes, and late-night cram sessions. America’s prowess can be traced partly to mandatory education for …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 5-9-24

It’s been a busy several weeks, have been back on the roundup circle attending many events. The Cancer League Hope Ball was outstanding with a very generous audience, excellent food, and great silent and live auction items. Glad to have the event back at the Hyatt Regency in the Denver Tech Center. The Moreland family …

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BARBWIRE BOB 4-25-24

The Power of newspaper advertising The power of advertising sometimes works in magical ways. It’s been said that advertising is somewhat like praying, not knowing if, and when, the prayers will be answered. This positive tale is about the surprising impact and power of local newspaper print advertising: Dianne Bartlett is a civic leader in …

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BARBWIRE BOB 4-11-24

HORSIN’ AROUND Many residents of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties love horses. Among one of the most ardent horse fans is former school art teacher Vicki Dow who has had a love affair with horses from childhood. Most recently Dow was reading The Villager newspaper and came upon Barb Wire Bob’s epic tale of riding a …

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BANKNOTE – The Tree of Freedom and Responsibility

The Federal Reserve’s latest comments on interest rates are encouraging.  Chairman Powell continues his statements about reducing rates.  This action reduces the cost of borrowing, and allows businesses to expand, resulting in job growth, economic expansion, and prosperity for the greatest number of people.   However, the Fed still hasn’t addressed the reason behind inflation, …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 4-4-24

Newspaper Shop Talk We’ve received some kind compliments about last week’s edition of The Villager highlighting news stories and photos for our first quarter of 2024.  The edition captured the incredible hard work and dedication of The Villager staff and family members.  We publish this newspaper because we feel it is important, and if we …

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