Cards of Thanks

Bunco fund-raiser

A big, Bunco-licious thank you.

The generosity of the people of Pagosa Springs never ceases to amaze us. We would like to thank all the local businesses that made donations to our recent Girl’s Night Out Bunco Fund-raiser. With the support of 50’s Something, Alco, Bacci Ristorante Italiano, Boothill Feed and Tack, Buck Stops Here, Café Colorado, Chato’s Restaurant, Choke Cherry Tree, Critter Outfitters, Curves, Domino’s Pizza, Elkhorn Café, Goodman’s Department Store, JJ’s Restaurant, Kraftin Post, Lantern Dancer, Liberty Theater, Mona Adams — Pagosa Artisans Co-op, Mountain Home Sound and Security, Ooh-La-La Spa and Salon, Pagosa Skin Therapy, Pagosa Springs Office Supply, Pedal and Powder, Plaid Pony, Ponderosa Lumber, Radio Shack of Pagosa Springs, Sears, Ski and Bow Rack, Studio 160, Sue Clark, Summit Ski and Sports, Suzzie Tanner, Switchback Mountain Wear, Tequila’s, The Floured Apron, The Hideout, The Rose and The Spa at Pagosa Springs, we were able to raise funds for our upcoming People to People Student Ambassador trip to Europe. We would also like to thank all the women who came out for a fun-filled evening of Bunco. Based on the comments of each of you, we are planning another Girl’s Night out for the spring. We really appreciate all the support that each of you have given us.


Amber Onello and Jennifer Smith

Junior High People to People Student Ambassadors

Lobato family

The family of Joe Santiago Lobato would like to thank our family and friends for all of their love and support during our husband, father and grandfather’s battle with pancreatic cancer. Your outpour of love and support before and after his journey to be with the Lord will never be forgotten. Thank you for your prayers, visits, food, cards, telephone calls and generosity. He loved his family and friends with all of his heart. We could have never made it through this without each and every one of you that took the time to care. We would also like to thank Dr. Cynthia Cathcart and Dr. Susan Smith and the entire staff at Southwest Oncology; Hospice of Mercy; Eloisa at Mercy Direct Lab-Pagosa; Stacy, Theresa and Debbie of San Juan Basin Health Department; Dr. Mark Wienpahl, Dr. Jim Pruitt, Dan Keuning and Dr. Evette Polczynski.

Father Carlos Alvarez, you are truly a Godsend; your faith and strength is what helped us make it through each day, especially Dad’s final days. Juanita Gallegos and family, John Perea, the Guadalupanas, Bill Norton and Steve Van Horn, Ryan and Steve of Hood Mortuary. We’d especially like to thank our cousin (primo), Monsignor Leo Gomez; Dad’s service was absolutely beautiful, you touched each and every one of us with your message. We do know that the days, week, months and years to come will not be easy without our husband, father, and grandfather, but with our faith we know that he is in Heaven and some day we will be together again. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

God bless you,

Lillie Lobato, Inez and Dan Winter, Rick and Stell Lobato

Susie and Mel Montoya, Martha and Tom Avera, Vangie and Alfred Martinez,

and our entire family


Seeds of Learning would like to thank the following businesses for donating prizes to the parent candle fund-raiser: Eddie B Cookin, Big O Tire and Lisa Miranda at Cherry Cement Salon.  The Seeds of Learning parents sold over $10,000 worth of candles to help raise money for the center.  The top sellers were Carole Nasralla, Tiffany Martin, Dan MacVeigh, Lynne Bridges, Janae Christians, Danielle Griego and Amy Fair.  A great big thank you to everyone who helped make the fund-raiser such a success.

 Lynne L. Bridges

Local 111/LPEA

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 111 and La Plata Electric Association would like to extend our thanks to the community for their generosity with our food drive. We were able to collect a large quantity of food to help the less fortunate.

Happy holidays.

IBEW Local 111 and LPEA