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					Dec 31, 2005 #64
HELLO EVERYONE!

Hope you all are well. I had a stumble but as logical as I try to be, I got back up and continued my journey.  THIRD CORRECTION TO TLC #65: Nick‘s birthday was Friday, February 3rd. Happy belated birthday!  Keep watching the news so that you are aware as to what their plans are next.  I hope you‘re prepared for your tax season.  Mac and Apple users-I hope you are prepared for the latest computer virus.  The job listings are not new, yet informative. If you know of someone who is seeking a job, please be so kind as to pass on the information.  Black History WEEK information is included.

CELEBRATIONS:
Acknowledging Shelly’s Birthday, which is Monday, January 3rd! Acknowledging Dan’s Birthday, which is Monday, January 10th! Acknowledging Crystal’s Birthday, which is Wednesday, January 19th! Acknowledging Suzanne’s Birthday, which is Thursday, January 27th! Acknowledging Venola’s Birthday, which is Saturday, January 29th! Acknowledging Michaela’s Birthday, which is Sunday, January 30th!

Wishing and praying ALL of YOU a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday on YOUR special day!!!!

NEW NEWS:  Fay will host a New Years day luncheon for all family and friends. Please contact her for further information. UPCOMING EVENTS:
 Reminders for celebrations in February: Walter, Daniel, Robert, Nona, Ticy, and Roy. Birthdays for Yvonne, KiKi, Wilbur, Happy early celebrations to all.

REMINDER(S):
 Check out In The Know for job listings and things to do in Colorado.

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―...but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.‖ ~Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural Address 4 March 1865 ~ Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things. Chinese Proverb ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

FAVORABLE READING:
 Colossians 3:10 (TLB): ―You are living a brand-new kind of life…more and more like Christ who created this new life within you.‖

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
  Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy New years Day, Epiphany, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and all those other days you wish to observe.  Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com Until next time, Bye4now  Smooches

IN THE KNOW:
Keep Informed by Visiting: Denver Urban League: http://www.denverurbanleague.org/ Urban Spectrum: http://www.urbanspectrum.net/ The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center: http://www.blackamericanwest.org/

JOB LISTINGS:
 ADMINISTRATOR II – SUBCONTRACTS The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO has an open position for a Subcontracts Administrator. Perform pre-award, post-award and closeout of contracts for acquisition of R&D, technical services, supplies and equipment in accordance with procurement procedures and guidelines. Requires BS/BA degree in business field or equiv exp., 5 yrs related contract administration experience including knowledge of Dept. of Energy/ Federal Acquisition Regulations, procurement and contract terms and conditions. Ability to perform cost/price analysis and negotiate fixed price and cost type subcontracts. Requires strong problem solving, analytical, communication and computer skills. Please reference req. #E3800-1306 when applying. Reply to: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Human Resources; 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401. Fax: 303/384-7570. www.nrel.gov . NREL is an equal opportunity employer. ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST – PROCUREMENT

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO has an open position for an Administrative Specialist. Responsible for timely and proper payments to subcontracts by examining invoices for adequate documentation, math accuracy, and compliance with subcontract terms and conditions, payment, and delivery schedules. Perform small dollar purchasing, contract closeout, and administrative support. Requires Associate's degree in business field or equivalent exp. plus a minimum of 2 yrs related administrative support experience. Good organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work under pressure with changing requirements. Intermediate to advanced PC skills. Prefer 1-3 years procurement related exp. and Oracle purchasing exp. Please reference req. #N3800-1310 when applying. Reply to: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Human Resources; 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401. Fax: 303/384-7570. www.nrel.gov NREL is an equal opportunity employer.  SUBCONTRACTS - ADMINISTRATOR I The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO is seeking a Subcontracts Administrator to perform pre-award, post-award administration and closeout of contractual agreements for research and development, construction, engineering services, supplies, and equipment. Requires BS/BA in business related field or equivalent relevant exp. plus a demonstrated understanding of purchasing and subcontracts. Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. Ability to negotiate subcontracts, perform cost and price analysis and conduct competitive procurements. Good computer skills, including MS Office. Prefer 1-3yrs in procurement environment and knowledge of Federal acquisition regulations. Please reference req. #E3800-1315 in your reply to: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Human Resources, 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401. Fax: 303/3847570. www.nrel.gov. NREL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  NON-PROFIT JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1. Dir. of Marketing & Communications Children‘s Museum www.cmdenver.org 2. Counselor DCCV www.denvervictims.org 3. Bilingual Counselor DCCV www.denvervictims.org 4. Grant Writer DCCV www.denvervictims.org 5. Legal Immigration Program Specialist DCCV www.denvervictims.org 6. Researcher BlueGiving www.bluegiving.org 7. Consultant/Trainer NPower Colorado www.crcamerica.org 8. Child Welfare Training Associate American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org 9. Research Associates (2) American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org 10. Manager of Campaign Operations Combined Campaigns www.healthcharitiesco.org 11. Colorado Nonprofit Association Nonprofit Job Board www.coloradononprofits.org 12. Gill Foundation www.gillfoundation.org/jobs  DENVER WATER EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Administrative Assistant II – Temporary, Part Time $11.83 to $13.70/Hour Engineer III/Programs and Projects $4524 to $5238/Month Civil Engineer I $3865 to $4474/Month

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IT Sr. Applications Developer (project position) $5498 to $7371/Month (See ad in Computer Section for more details) Planner II $3567 to $4132/Month *T&D Laborers (Must possess a valid Class B CDL within 6 months of appointment) $12.29/Hour Water Treatment Tech I $14.81 to $17.15/Hour Water Treatment Tech II $19.98 to $23.11/Hour *Must submit a valid copy of a motor vehicle record. OUTSTANDING BENEFITS: Successful candidates will be required to pass a physical, drug screen, and background check. Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water Application in order to be considered. More job information and Applications may be obtained from the ‗Employment‘ area of our website: www.denverwater.org or apply in person at: DENVER WATER, Career Enrichment Center, 1600 W. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204-3412, 303-628-6066. Jobline: 303-628-6339. EOE M/F Retail Needed Now: Experience requested Call Today: AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program – 7-946-2011 Need a Second Income? $1,000-$2,000 monthly for qualified person. Good advancement opportunity. Call Bob @ 3-988-8347 Driver/Owner Ops: Expanded Operation CT/Charlotte Express seeks O/O & Drivers – dedicated run. Contact information – jscheid@centraltransportint.com or www.centraltransportint.com

*** THINGS TO DO:  January 7th: The Nzingha Cultural Arts for Peace project will host an Alternative Health and Wellness Fair from noon to 3pm at the Blair-Caldwell African Americans Research Library, 2401 Welton Street.  January 7th: The African American Leadership Institute in partnership with Smooth Jazz CD 104.3FM, is looking for students grades 5-12 with an interest in music for their ―Jazz in the Garden‖ program. Call 3-299-9035 or visit www.aali-rockymtn.org for more information  January 9th: The Owl Club of Denver will be sending information to area high school counselors in January 2006. They are seeking qualified applicants for the 2006 Owl Club Debutante Presentation. If interested, contact your high school counselor for more details.  January 16th: African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions starting at 7:00pm at the Denver Coliseum. MLK, Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions Live at the Denver Coliseum January 16, 2006 -7PM. We need the African American Community to represent at the 100th Anniversary of the stock show. For tickets, call Valorie or Pat at 303.373.1246. Groups with 20 persons or more receive a $3.00 discount. Final cost $12.00 per ticket.  January 19th: The Far Northeast Denver Business Association is looking for business leaders, managers, owners and community members to step forward and

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assist them with promoting economic development in the area. Please call 3-5743460. Okkasions Liquor invites wine connoisseurs to a free wine tasting every Tuesday from 6-7PM. For more information, contact 7-984-4848. Need Assistant for Winter Heating Bills?: Call LEAP‘s Heat Help Line at 1-866432-8435 Power Wheel Chairs Available for Seniors and the Disabled. The Three Wishes Inc Program makes available to Senior Citizens and the Permanently Disabled Power (electric). For qualification, call 800-839-5715 Stepping OFF Y2K6 New Years Celebration - Date : 31 December 2005 From : 8:00pm To : 2:00am. Location : Pikes Peak Region Lodge NO. 473 and Kadesia Temple NO. 135 Presents a Joint New Years Eve Celebration. When: 31 Dec 05 Where: Park Plaza Hotel 505 Pope Bluff Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Dress: Semi Formal. Tickets: $45.00 Donation. Hospitality Room: 1:00pm - 6:00pm. AND 2:00am – Until. Room rate: $55.00 (For Reservations Call (719) 798-7656 0r 1-866602-8120) Ask for "Stepping Off Y2K6". Reserved Tables: $45.00 each. Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00am. Free Party Favors. Free Breakfast Buffet Bar &Champagne. For Tickets Contact Bobby Harlan (719) 591-2860. James Love (719) 393-2725. Elks Lodge #473 (719) 633-5077 (Rod Barber). Email : rod.barber@peterson.af.mil New Year's Eve Masquerade Gala - 31 December 2005 From : 9:00pm To : 1:00am. Location : Renaissance Hotel. Ring in the New Year at an upscale masquerade ball for the discriminating professional. Semi-Formal or Formal attire required and don't forget your mask. Special guest appearances by local celebrities. Party the night away with an exclusive VIP crowd. Advance ticket sales only - $50.00 per person or $95.00 per couple. Price includes: Buffet and passed Hor D'ouvres party favors give-a-ways cash bar covered parking. Renaissance Hotel - 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO. (special room rates available.) contact Lila Harvey 720-297-2973 for ticket information or purchase tickets on-line at www.fynxentertainment.com. Email : harvey@fynxentertainment.com More info : http://fynxentertainment.com Economic Action Step of the Week: "...Devote at least two weeks to recording all your cash activities, then ask yourself what you could do differently ( to save money)." ~ Brooke M. Stephens, author of "Wealth Happens One Day at a Time" The Colorado QuitNet is a website that offers expert advice on quitting, support from other smokers who are trying to quit, and information about pharmaceutical products that can help you. Click here for more information. Seven Baby Steps to Get Out of Debt From the show Total Money Makeovers #1: Save $1,000 Cash as a Starter Emergency Fund (as fast as you can) Money magazine says that 78 percent of us will have a major negative event in a given 10year period of time. Life happens, so be ready. Stop everything and focus. Twist and wring out the budget, work extra hours, sell something, or have a garage sale, but quickly get your $1,000. #2 Pay Off All Your Debt Using the Debt Snowball List all your debts (except the house) in order of smallest payoff balance to largest. Then pay the minimum payment to stay current on all the debts except the smallest. Every dollar you can find from anywhere in your budget goes toward the smallest debt until it is paid. Once the

smallest is paid, the payment from that debt is added to the next smallest debt. When debt number two is paid off, you attack three, and so on. #3 Finish the Emergency Fund A fully funded emergency fund covers three to six months of expenses. When the big stuff happens, like the job layoff or the blown car engine, you can't depend on credit cards. If you use debt to cover emergencies, you have backtracked. A strong foundation in your financial house includes the big savings account, which will be used just for emergencies. #4 Invest 15 Percent of Your Income in Retirement The rule is simple: Invest 15 percent of before-tax gross income annually toward retirement. Make the most of your 401K at work especially if your company matches. Invest in a diverse portfolio of mutual funds with a good track record. And put the rest of the 15 percent into a Roth IRA.

#5 Save for College When you save for your child's college tuition, you must make at least seven percent per year on your investment to keep up with inflation increases. I suggest funding college with an Educational Savings Account funded in a growth stock mutual fund. The ESA grows tax free when used for higher education.
#6 Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Put all of the intensity and financial power you put toward your debt snowball to pay your house off as quickly as possible. Imagine how good the grass will feel under your feet when it's paid for. Without a house payment, you have control of your greatest wealth-building tool—your income. #7 Build Wealth Here's the payoff. After all your hard work you have finally gained You have all this financial muscle, so now you should do something intentional with it. Have fun, invest and give.  Katrina Volunteer Opportunities: To volunteer please contact the Salvation Army at 303.866.9280 or Vern L. Howard @ 720.971.1329 or vern.howard@ci.denver.co.us

Credit Reporting Q and A: What is the FACT Act? The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act) was signed into law in December 2003. The FACT Act, a revision of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, allows consumers to get one free comprehensive disclosure of all of the information in their credit file from each of the three national credit reporting companies once every 12 months through a Central Source. Is everyone eligible to get their free statutory annual credit file disclosure? Yes. As of Dec. 1, 2005 all consumers are eligible to request their statutory annual credit file disclosure once every twelve months. How can I request my free statutory annual credit file disclosure? The FACT Act required that the national credit reporting companies establish a Central Source through which you will request the statutory free annual credit file disclosures. You may contact the Central Source by visiting www.AnnualCreditReport.com or calling 877 FACTACT. If you

prefer to write, a request form is available on www.AnnualCreditReport.com. How often can I get a free credit file disclosure? The FACT Act entitles consumers to get one free statutory credit file disclosure from each of the three national credit reporting companies every twelve months.
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TLC First, I just wanted to say that I hope and pray that all of you have a very enjoyable and peaceful holiday season. While it is not the time for TLC to hit your email boxes, I do have a few things to pass your way.  On Christmas day, Fay will host a dinner for family and friends. The starting time is anywhere from 2:30PM and 3PM.  Polly and Larry will be away for a short while, but with the many blessings, they should return sometime on Christmas day. Please pray for their travels and safe return.  Uncle Dan has sent funds to be divided by Fay and handed to each noted recipient.  Uncle Walter sends his holiday wishes to you and yours.  Watch your Public Service bill, as the FCC has agreed for a small yet noticeable increase.  Not sure when this will take place, but you water bill will increase in the coming months. Check the website for the exact amount.  Happy first day of winter, merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza. Moreover, if I don‘t get a chance to speak with you, enjoy your New Year celebrations.  Prayer: Lord Jesus, as I read Your Word, Your truth shines through and illuminates a dark world. ―Blessed is the man who reveres God, but the man who doesn‘t care is headed for serious trouble.‖ Proverbs 28:14 (TLB)  I hope your days and nights are most peaceful. Not just at this time of the year, but each and everyday. Nevertheless, I wanted to pass on information to those of you who gladly pickup that credit card for purchases. (Now isn‘t this the most appropriate time for this information to be reported? ) It is unfortunate that so many, too many people fail or refuse to watch the news. Whether it be religious reasons, lack of time or loss of interest, one might find of interest what the new laws the government has placed on the people. While so many raced to participate in ―Black Friday,‖ I do hope that they are aware that after the new bankruptcy laws, that the government has once again accustomed big businesses once again.

All of you who participated in Black Friday and continue to give to retailers in the weeks ahead, beware of the new laws regarding finances such as interest rates on mortgages loan, personal loans, credit cards, etc.
While the world watched the displaced Katrina evacuees, many if not most paid attention how our own government reacted. Jobs were and still are scarce while everything you purchase continues to increase in price. Hold on to what you have. While I am not here to preach or share my religious beliefs, I am just only making note of what I see and have noticed how much things have changed around me. Let me go on to say that I have not lost my faith in the good Lord, however, I have lost all if any, confidence I had in bureaucracy. Again, I am not here to preach as to what you should and should not believe in, as I myself believe that I (we) will continue to survive. However, I will hold steadfast and keep alert as to how our controllers plague the laws and how they will effect my daily living. While many of you are devoted Christians, religious zealots etc, it has been preached as well as written, that it is better to give than to receive. That‘s a good thing! But, does charity always consist of giving money? Now, with Christmas around the corner and many have and will put purchases on the plastic, I only ask that you pay close attention to the new laws being passed. I share the following:

If you are a frequent user of credit cards, and you do not pay your balance in full at the end of each month, you need to be aware of the new law effective January 1, 2006. FDIC is requiring banks to DOUBLE the minimum credit card payment due from 2.00% to 4.00% starting January 1, 2006, effectively doubling any minimum payment you may presently have due or presently make. This means for example: A minimum payment on a $9000 balance rises from $180 to $360 a month - A minimum payment on a $20,000 balance rises from $400 to $800 a month. So far, MBNA, Citibank and Bank of America have announced they are doubling minimum monthly payments. If you have bankcards with these providers, you may want to read the small print in your monthly statements. (I know many of us do not read the inserts). Again, I know Christmas is around the corner and many have and will put purchases on the plastic. If you are not paying your balances in full at the end of the month now, you may want to re-think and consider how and when you use your credit cards. While watching MSNBC, I made note of some of the examples given when consumers failed to make payment on their credit cards and the interest rate went from 13% to 26%. Again, just a reminder that my beliefs have not waned, but just paying close attention as to how much my controllers have control over me. ALL of us rely on the government for our livelihood to resume. Some of you may think you don‘t, but YOU DO. If you don‘t believe me, read the news and follow how many jobs have been lost since this current administration.

The unemployment rate was unchanged in November at 5.0 percent. The jobless rate has ranged between 4.9 and 5.1 percent since May. The number of unemployed persons, 7.6 million, was essentially unchanged in November. The unemployment rates for adult men (4.3 percent), adult women (4.6 percent), teenagers (17.2 percent), whites (4.3 percent), and Hispanics or Latinos (6.0 percent) showed little or no change in November. The jobless rates for blacks (10.6 percent) and, specifically, for adult black women (9.1 percent), rose over the month. In November, the unemployment rate for Asians was 3.6 percent, not seasonally adjusted. Are you self-employed? Doesn‘t matter, you are still and will be effected when purchasing business supplies to run your Company effectively. Preachers, caregivers, building contractors, data processors, etc EVERYONE is effected; no one is excluded. You work for the government, a Company in business for 25 plus years? Well, it does not matter - you are still effected.

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CELEBRATIONS:
Acknowledging Jeanna’s Birthday, which is Monday, December 5th! Acknowledging Les’ Birthday, which is Friday, December 9th! Acknowledging Nathan’s Birthday, which is Wednesday, December 14th! Acknowledging Sariah’s Birthday, which is Monday, December 19yh! Wishing and praying that ALL of YOU a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday on YOUR special day!!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 Reminders for celebrations next month: Birthdays for Shelly, Dan, Crystal, Suzanne, Venola, and Michaela , and Sariah. Happy early celebrations to all.

REMINDER(S):
   Check out In The Know for job listings and things to do in Colorado.

QUOTE(s):
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." ~Lou Holtz~ ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

FAVORABLE READING:
 PEACE: Pss.37: [1] Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. [2] For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. [3] Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. [4] Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. [5] Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
   Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy Pearl Harbor Day, First Day of Winter, Christmas Day, Kwanzaa Celebrations, Chanukah, Boxing in Canada Day and all those other days you wish to observe. Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com

Until next time,

Bye4now  Smooches

IN THE KNOW:
Keep Informed by Visiting: Denver Urban League: http://www.denverurbanleague.org/ Urban Spectrum: http://www.urbanspectrum.net/ The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center: http://www.blackamericanwest.org/ JOB LISTINGS:  ADMINISTRATOR II – SUBCONTRACTS The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO has an open position for a Subcontracts Administrator. Perform pre-award, post-award and closeout of contracts for acquisition of R&D, technical services, supplies and equipment in accordance with procurement procedures and guidelines. Requires BS/BA degree in business field or equiv exp., 5 yrs related contract administration experience including knowledge of Dept. of Energy/ Federal Acquisition Regulations, procurement and contract terms and conditions. Ability to perform cost/price analysis and negotiate fixed price and cost type subcontracts. Requires strong problem solving, analytical, communication and computer skills. Please reference req. #E3800-1306 when applying. Reply to: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Human Resources; 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401. Fax: 303/384-7570. www.nrel.gov . NREL is an equal opportunity employer.  ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST – PROCUREMENT The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO has an open position for an Administrative Specialist. Responsible for timely and proper payments to subcontracts by examining invoices for adequate documentation, math accuracy, and compliance with subcontract terms and conditions, payment, and delivery schedules. Perform small dollar purchasing, contract closeout, and administrative support. Requires Associate's degree in business field or equivalent exp. plus a minimum of 2 yrs related administrative support experience. Good organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work under pressure with changing requirements. Intermediate to advanced PC skills. Prefer 1-3 years procurement related exp. and Oracle purchasing exp. Please reference req. #N3800-1310 when applying. Reply to: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Human Resources; 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401. Fax: 303/384-7570. www.nrel.gov NREL is an equal opportunity employer.  SUBCONTRACTS - ADMINISTRATOR I The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO is seeking a Subcontracts Administrator to perform pre-award, post-award administration and closeout of contractual agreements for research and development, construction, engineering services, supplies, and equipment. Requires BS/BA in business related field or equivalent relevant exp. plus a demonstrated understanding of purchasing and subcontracts. Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. Ability to negotiate subcontracts, perform cost and price analysis and conduct competitive procurements. Good computer skills, including MS Office. Prefer 1-3yrs in procurement environment and knowledge of Federal acquisition regulations. Please

reference req. #E3800-1315 in your reply to: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Human Resources, 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401. Fax: 303/3847570. www.nrel.gov. NREL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.  NON-PROFIT JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS 13. Dir. of Marketing & Communications Children‘s Museum www.cmdenver.org 14. Counselor DCCV www.denvervictims.org 15. Bilingual Counselor DCCV www.denvervictims.org 16. Grant Writer DCCV www.denvervictims.org 17. Legal Immigration Program Specialist DCCV www.denvervictims.org 18. Researcher BlueGiving www.bluegiving.org 19. Consultant/Trainer NPower Colorado www.crcamerica.org 20. Child Welfare Training Associate American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org 21. Research Associates (2) American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org 22. Manager of Campaign Operations Combined Campaigns www.healthcharitiesco.org 23. Colorado Nonprofit Association Nonprofit Job Board www.coloradononprofits.org 24. Gill Foundation www.gillfoundation.org/jobs  DENVER WATER EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

For week beginning Monday, Nov 21st thrugh Nov 25th
Engineer III/Programs and Projects $4524 to $5238/Month IT Sr. Infrastructure Technician $4903 to $7242/Month Planner II $20.58 to $23.84/Hour Survey Tech IV $19.98 to $23.11/Hour Water Treatment Tech I $14.81 to $17.15/Hour Water Treatment Tech II $19.98 to $23.11/Hour OUTSTANDING BENEFITS. Successful candidates will be required to pass a physical, drug screen, and background check. Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water Application in order to be considered. More job information and Applications may be obtained from the ‗Employment‘ area of our website: www.denverwater.org or apply in person at: DENVER WATER, Career Enrichment Center, 1600 W. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204-3412, 303-628-6066. Jobline: 303628-6339. EOE M/F Need a Second Income? $1,000-$2,000 monthly for qualified person. Good advancement opportunity. Call Bob @ 3-988-8347 Oakley Trucking Hiring owner-operators. Home Weekly! Also seeking Fleet Driver. Free Base Plates. Contact Jeremy @ 888-945-1531. Need an extra $36,000 a year? Vending business for sale. Sell $5,000. 800-5681280 or www.vendingfriends.com. Lakewood, Colorado Police Agent Recruits and Lateral Agents. The nationally recognized Lakewood, CO Police Department is recruiting until January 6, 2006. Minimum qualifications for Recruit Agents are: Bachelor Degree in any discipline, at least 21 years of age, and authorization to work in the U.S. Starting salary is $680 monthly. Additional requirements for Lateral Agents: Active Peace Officer certification, at least 2 years patrol experience. Starting salary is $4,477 monthly. Includes excellent benefits. Academy begins on April 24, 2006. Download

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application at www.lakewood.org. Or, contact Employment Relations Department 3-987-7700. They are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage minorities and women to apply. Owner Ops/Drivers Central Transportation 800-331-1176 (24 hours) Email:

rrandazzo@centraltransportint.com www.centraltransportint.com
THINGS TO DO:  November 15th – February 12th Aurora History Museum will host Harley Davidson Vroom! For information call 3-739-6666.  Campbells AME Church 2200 Humboldt. Senior Ministry and Lutheran Family Services is offering a Caregive Support group every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30 till 8PM. Contact Sharon Bell @ 3-839-5058 or Nichelle Stiggers @ 7-2178687.  Power Wheel Chairs Available for Seniors and the Disabled. The Three Wishes Inc Program makes available to Senior Citizens and the Permanently Disabled Power (electric). For qualification, call 800-839-5715  Gills Drum Dance Community will meet each Sunday from 3-6PM at Brother Jeff‘s Cultural Center at 2836 Welton Street. Call 3-450-1245.  Low Income Child Care Assistance available. The Denver Dept of Human Services wants to know someone who needs childcare assistance. DHS is accepting applications for low income childcare assistance. Call 7-944-1142.  December 1st The Colorado AIDS Day Coalition is sponsoring candlelight vigil on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol at 9PM. Contact Brock Miller 3-8601819 x20.  Poetry with Def Jam Poet "Georgia Me" 1 December 2005 From : 9:30pm To : 1:00am at The Kasbah - 6th and Chambers. You've Seen her on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. She's the #1 Female poet in the nation. Cost is $5 - Get there early!!  Auditions for Amistad. 2 December 2005. Auditions are being held DECEMBER 2, 3 9 AND 10 2005 for "AMISTAD", directed by Hugo Sayles. Wanted: Actors, Dancers, Musicians, Singers, Stage Managers, Musical Director, Set Director. The story of Amistad, the famous slave revolt centers on the legal status of Africans caught and brought to America on a Spanish slave ship in 1839. Premiering February 2, 4,5, 2006 at the Aurora Fox Theatre. Call: Director Hugo Sayles @ (303) 3880694  The SpeakOut Poetry Night. 2 December 2005 From : 7:00pm To : 9:00pm. Location : My Father's House. "The Speakout Poetry Night!" Where the temperature outside may be getting Cooler but the poetry, stories, music, and spoken word just gets Hotter & Hotter. Held the FIRST FRIDAY of every month. (This Friday, December 2nd, 2005) From 7:00 -9:00pm at My Father's House, 14190 E. Jewell Ave, Unit 9, Aurora, CO 80012. Mark your calendar, spread the word, and bring a friend!! Admission: $5.00 per person. Live Music Every Month! Directions to My Father's House: From I-225: exit at Iliff, going East on Iliff, turn left (North) on S. Abilene Street (Abilene St. is right next to the expressway), then turn right on E. Jewell Avenue, and make a right into the Office Complex. Go all the way to the back of the Office Complex to Unit #9. Ample Parking Available. The location is behind

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the Sweet Tomato‘s, Joe‘s Crab Shack & Gander Mountain. For Further Information Contact: Karen Thompson at 303-520-8194. Email : tthomasb@comcast.net December 3rd What the Big ―To Do‖ at Montebello? Held from 7-9:30Pm at the library in Montbello High School. For information, call 7-423-5700. December 4th First Plymouth Congressional Church 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., will host hip-hop artist Braille and Flobots. The concert begins at 7PM and is free and open to the public. Call 3-762-0616. December 5th Senior and Caregiver Support Service; Say goodbye to Gout will be held at the Aurora Senior Center at 30 Del Mar Circle for ages 50 and older. Learn how to make changes to your diet, body weight and physical activity to treat forms of arthritis. Begins at 1:30 to 2:30PM. The cost is $7.00. For non-residences of Aurora, the cost is $9.00. The cost for non members, is $11.00. Community Information & Health Fair. Date : 9 December 2005 Location : The Matthews Center for Excellence, 3030 Downing Street, Denver. Matthews CenterBlack United Fund of Colorado – Project Rare - Presents ― Community Information Fair &Health Fair.‖ Come Be A Part of What is Happening In Your Community. Friday‘s Agenda: Non-Profit Organization End of Year Strategy Planning Workshops 3:00-6:00pm. Small Business & Nonprofit Networking Reception 6:30-8:30 pm. Saturday‘s Agenda 10:00 am—2:00pm. Matthews Center Open House, Entertainment Health Fair, Information On: Health, Employment, Reintegration Services, Homelessness, Youth & Family Services, and Small Business Services Corporate Sponsor – Allstate Insurance & Exclusive Agents. For More Information call 303-295-0376 or 303-675-0583. Email : grandesigninc@aol.com More info : http://www.grandbydesign.com December 7th Cooking Classes Call 3-326-8630 December 8th Cooking Classes Call 3-326-8630 December 9th Cooking Classes Call 3-326-8630 December 9-10 Matthew‘s Center United Fund of Colorado and Project at 3030 Downing Street will present Community Information Fair and Health Fair. NonProfit Organization End of the year Strategy Planning Workshops begin at 3PM. A small business and nonprofit networking reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30PM. On Saturday at 10AM, the Matthews Center will host an open house complete with entertainment, health fair and Information on employment, reintegration and more. Call 3-295-0376 or 3-675-0583. December 11th True Light Baptist Church 14333 Bolling Drive Music Dept presents ―The Cost of Worshipping the King.‖ Call 3-375-0754. December 10-11th Ujaama Holiday Market at 2836 Welton Street from noon to 6pm. December 11th Anniversary Gala to celebrate 20 years of community service. Greater Park Hill SERTOMA Club invites the community to join them from 6-10PM at the Holiday Inn Select at 455 South Colorado Blvd., Tickets are $40. Contact Delores Kennedy 3-344-8353. J-HOF Christian Singles Holiday Mixer. 16 December 2005 From : 7:00pm To : 11:00pm. Location : Double Tree Hotel (Stapleton Location). J-HOF (Just Hang‘n Out Friends). HOLIDAY MIXER For Christian Singles. YOU‘RE Invited To a Christian Singles Holiday Mixer & 2006 Event Kickoff Friday, December 16, 2005 7pm – 11pm. Doubletree Hotel [The Oak Room] 3203 Quebec Street. (Stapleton -

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Denver ) Attire: Holiday Dressy. Cost: $35 / person. For Questions and payment by Cash or Check, Contact Tami Thomas-Burton at ( c ) 720-298-2335 or James Berryman at 720-309-6721. For Payment by Visa, MC, AMEX, contact Denita Sconiers at 303-627-7455. Deadline for payment is 12/12/05, no Walk-Ins will be allowed. Space is Limited. (Please Note that this Group is not sponsored by any specific Church or Singles Ministry) MENU: Imported and Domestic Cheeses With Assorted Crackers Fresh Seasonal Vegetables Served with Ranch and Dill Dips Vegetarian Egg Rolls With Sweet and Sour Sauce Buffalo Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Jalapenos stuffed with Cheese Cranberry Juice Cocktail Cake, Coffee & Tea. Hope you can join us to Mingle with other Christian Singles. There will be Food, Fun, and Live DJ. Email : tthomasb@comcast.net Colorado Symphony Holiday Pops - Date : 20 December 2005 From : 7:00am. Location : Boettcher Concert Hall. CSO presents Marvin Hamlisch, Special Guest Sheryl Renee & More. Comedian Louis Johnson - 21 December 2005 From : 8:00pm To : 9:45pm. Location : Comedy Works. Email : jonzun@yahoo.com More info : http://www.myspace.com/jonzun Stepping OFF Y2K6 New Years Celebration - Date : 31 December 2005 From : 8:00pm To : 2:00am. Location : Pikes Peak Region Lodge NO. 473 and Kadesia Temple NO. 135 Presents a Joint New Years Eve Celebration. When: 31 Dec 05 Where: Park Plaza Hotel 505 Pope Bluff Trail Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Dress: Semi Formal. Tickets: $45.00 Donation. Hospitality Room: 1:00pm - 6:00pm. AND 2:00am – Until. Room rate: $55.00 (For Reservations Call (719) 798-7656 0r 1-866602-8120) Ask for "Stepping Off Y2K6". Reserved Tables: $45.00 each. Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00am. Free Party Favors. Free Breakfast Buffet Bar &Champagne. For Tickets Contact Bobby Harlan (719) 591-2860. James Love (719) 393-2725. Elks Lodge #473 (719) 633-5077 (Rod Barber). Email : rod.barber@peterson.af.mil New Year's Eve Masquerade Gala - 31 December 2005 From : 9:00pm To : 1:00am. Location : Renaissance Hotel. Ring in the New Year at an upscale masquerade ball for the discriminating professional. Semi-Formal or Formal attire required and don't forget your mask. Special guest appearances by local celebrities. Party the night away with an exclusive VIP crowd. Advance ticket sales only - $50.00 per person or $95.00 per couple. Price includes: Buffet and passed Hor D'ouvres party favors give-a-ways cash bar covered parking. Renaissance Hotel - 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO. (special room rates available.) contact Lila Harvey 720-297-2973 for ticket information or purchase tickets on-line at www.fynxentertainment.com. Email : harvey@fynxentertainment.com More info : http://fynxentertainment.com Economic Action Step of the Week: "...Devote at least two weeks to recording all your cash activities, then ask yourself what you could do differently ( to save money)." ~ Brooke M. Stephens, author of "Wealth Happens One Day at a Time" The Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club is hosting its 33rd Annual Fundraiser November 5, 2005. 'A Night of Elegance' offers a dinner and/or dance with champagne sip. Proceeds benefit Ski for Kids and Youth Ski/Snowboard Programs. Renaissance

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Denver Hotel (3801 Quebec Street, Denver). Contact 303/399-6183 and/or fundraising@slippers-n-sliders.org. The Colorado QuitNet is a website that offers expert advice on quitting, support from other smokers who are trying to quit, and information about pharmaceutical products that can help you. Click here for more information. Seven Baby Steps to Get Out of Debt From the show Total Money Makeovers #1: Save $1,000 Cash as a Starter Emergency Fund (as fast as you can) Money magazine says that 78 percent of us will have a major negative event in a given 10year period of time. Life happens, so be ready. Stop everything and focus. Twist and wring out the budget, work extra hours, sell something, or have a garage sale, but quickly get your $1,000. #2 Pay Off All Your Debt Using the Debt Snowball List all your debts (except the house) in order of smallest payoff balance to largest. Then pay the minimum payment to stay current on all the debts except the smallest. Every dollar you can find from anywhere in your budget goes toward the smallest debt until it is paid. Once the smallest is paid, the payment from that debt is added to the next smallest debt. When debt number two is paid off, you attack three, and so on. #3 Finish the Emergency Fund A fully funded emergency fund covers three to six months of expenses. When the big stuff happens, like the job layoff or the blown car engine, you can't depend on credit cards. If you use debt to cover emergencies, you have backtracked. A strong foundation in your financial house includes the big savings account, which will be used just for emergencies. #4 Invest 15 Percent of Your Income in Retirement The rule is simple: Invest 15 percent of before-tax gross income annually toward retirement. Make the most of your 401K at work especially if your company matches. Invest in a diverse portfolio of mutual funds with a good track record. And put the rest of the 15 percent into a Roth IRA.

#5 Save for College When you save for your child's college tuition, you must make at least seven percent per year on your investment to keep up with inflation increases. I suggest funding college with an Educational Savings Account funded in a growth stock mutual fund. The ESA grows tax free when used for higher education.

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#6 Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Put all of the intensity and financial power you put toward your debt snowball to pay your house off as quickly as possible. Imagine how good the grass will feel under your feet when it's paid for. Without a house payment, you have control of your greatest wealth-building tool—your income. #7 Build Wealth Here's the payoff. After all your hard work you have finally gained You have all this financial muscle, so now you should do something intentional with it. Have fun, invest and give. Katrina Volunteer Opportunities: To volunteer please contact the Salvation Army at 303.866.9280 or Vern L. Howard @ 720.971.1329 or vern.howard@ci.denver.co.us The University of Colorado-Boulder seeks men 55 to 75 for research studies investigating effects of inflammation on the metabolic syndrome. Participants receive a comprehensive health screening and compensation for time. Please contact Brooke at 303-492-2485.

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Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder are seeking healthy, sedentary, non-smoking, postmenopausal women between the ages of 45-65. For details call Ashley at 303-492-2485 or PMHealth@colorado.edu. Campbell’s AME Church (2200 Humboldt) Senior Ministry and Lutheran Family Services is offering a Caregiver support group every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Free respite care available while you attend group meeting. For more information, call Sharon Bell at 3-839-5058 or Nichelle Stiggers 7-217-8687. African American Caregivers Support Group is held at the Ford Warren Library at 2825 High St. Caregivers meet every Wednesday from noon till 2pm. Free lunch for caregivers and free respite care for your loved one. For more information, call Nichelle Stiggers, Program Coordinator at 3-217-5856 or 7-318-8687. Volunteers of America’s Handyman Program keeps Seniors Safe – Are you a senior over 60? Do you live in Denver? If so, you are eligible for the services offered by the Volunteers of America Safety of Seniors Handyman Program. For more information or to signup for a safety survey, please call 3-297-0408. Power Wheelchairs Available for Seniors and the Disabled. The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available to Senior Citizens and the Permanently Disabled Power (electric) Wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient if they quality. No deposit is required. To see if you quality, please call 1-800-839-5715. The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver will be celebrating the achievements of our community students, grades 3-12. Free Legal Clinics: Presented in cooperation with the Denver County Court Civil Division by volunteer attorneys of the Denver Bar Association Small claims clinics will be held in the Denver County Court Civil Division, 1515 Cleveland Place, 4th floor, from 11am to 1pm on the following dates in 2005: September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, and December 20th. Collections clinics will be held in Denver County Court Civil Division 1515 Cleveland Place 4th Floor from 11am to 1pm on the following dates in 2005: September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, and December 15th. If you have questions, call 3-640-5161. The 2005 Sepia Fashion Revue sponsored by the Epsilon Nu Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 6363 E. Hampton Ave., Denver. Proceeds from the reception, luncheon and fashion show will go towards scholarships and other charity fundraisers. Tickets are $55. For more information, call 3-371-2366

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HELLO EVERYONE! Hope you all had pleasant Holidays! Mine, was just like I like it; quiet, peaceful and thankful. I hope and pray that each of you have a very enjoyable and safe New Year celebration. In addition, please remember that if you drink, don‘t drive; and if you drive, please do not drink. Please continue to checkout the new employment listings as well as pass on the information to someone you know who might be seeking a job. DasheQueen is fine as well as that man that lives here. Hope all is well in paradise. PLEASE READ: Two different sources relayed news that is most disturbing and I feel that it is important that I pass it on to the rest of you. First, did you know that signatures are not required on minimum credit card purchases for Star Bucks and other quick stops? Imagine anyone stealing, or in some cases, “just borrowing” your credit card without your knowledge, and they rack up several charges on your bill. Those small quick stops can add up. Another thing, if one can retrieve your personal information and be able to receive cable, phone service etc, without your approval, your credit can be ruined if gone unnoticed. Well, here’s a message to all of you, family and friends: If I ever gain knowledge that anyone - family or friend - has any type of service in MY name, I will go out of my way to make sure that you are charged to the fullest for your illegal actions. Travis and Butch, as much I love you Travis, and put up with your crap, Butch, please note that you two are NOT exempt. Use my credit for ANYTHING, and I will go out of my way to make sure that you are fined and/or jailed. After which, I will do my best NOT to go out of my way to visit your dumb butt in jail. With that said, I will continue to claim my devoted love for my Lord God and Savior.
Just to be on the safe side, do yourself a favor and keep track of your credit report by requesting a free yearly copy from Experian, Transunion and Equifax. While I am certain that most of you have DSL, which has been reported more vulnerability to hackers, I have posted both the telephone #‘s as well as the websites.  Experian/TRW: 888 397 3742 or 800-270-6131 http://www.experian.com/consumer/index.html  Transunion: 800-645-1933 http://www.transunion.com/index.jsp  Equifax: 800-498-0181 http://www.equifax.com/

CELEBRATIONS:
Acknowledging Kevin’s Birthday, which was Tuesday, November 8th! Acknowledging Kevin’s Birthday, which is Friday, November 11th! Acknowledging Polly’s Birthday, which is Saturday, November 12th!

Wishing and praying that ALL of YOU enjoy a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday on YOUR special day!!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
  Antioch Baptist Church will hold their Musical, Sunday, November 13, 2005. Their theme is ―Yesterday, Today & Forever Tomorrow.‖ Call Fay for details and exact time… (2:00 or 3:00PM?) Reminders for celebrations next month: Birthdays for Jeanna, Les, Nathan, and Sariah. Happy early celebrations to all.

REMINDER(S):
 Check out In The Know for job listings and things to do in Colorado.

QUOTE(s):
  ―I walked a mile with Sorrow… And ne‘er a word said she; … But, oh, the things I learned from her… when Sorrow walked with me. ~Robert Browning Hamilton~ ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

FAVORABLE READING:
Yesterday, Today & Forever Tomorrow
     Psalms 7:17: I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high. Isaiah 12:5: Sing unto the LORD; for He hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. Hebrews 13: 8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Psalms 96:"2": Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Proverbs 27:1: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

 1 Maccabees (Apocrypha) 4:24: After this they went home, and sung a song of thanksgiving, and praised the Lord in heaven: because it is good, because His mercy endureth forever.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
   Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy Thanksgiving and all those other days you wish to observe. Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com

Until next time,

Bye4now – Smooches

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Keep Informed by Visiting: Denver Urban League: http://www.denverurbanleague.org/ Urban Spectrum: http://www.urbanspectrum.net/ The Black American West Museum & Heritage Center: http://www.blackamericanwest.org/ JOB LISTINGS:  Director of Communications First Data Corp. Position Description: Develops, implements, and maintains corporate communications strategies and supporting communications programs to further company objectives by establishing a positive company image among customers, prospects, employees, investors, key influences, government representatives, business partners, and/or the public. Ensures that corporate and business unit strategies are communicated to and understood by key audiences. Establishes feedback mechanisms for key audiences and measurement processes for communications programs. Position has responsibility for one of the following functions: marketing communications, executive communications, media relations, industry relations, or employee communications. Minimum 7 to 10 years experience in marketing, public relations and/or corporate communications. Minimum 3 years experience in financial services, electronic payment services, or money transfer industry preferred. In-depth knowledge of public relations and communications principles and practices. Complex problem-solving, decisionmaking, and broad technical skills within one or more communications areas. Excellent time management, writing, presentation, communications, and organization skills. Strong project management skills with ability to effectively direct communications activities of staff and non-staff team members to ensure the company‘s image/perception are reflected accurately and consistently to the market. Proficient PC skills. Go to www.firstdata.com to apply for this position. Please reference code 001CO10500289 on all resumes and cover letters!  Director of Communications and Investor Relations Job Description: Our Client is a large public company in the DTC area. The position involves Investor Relations (25% of time): Hands on experience in writing/editing annual reports including 10k reports. Ability to write/edit financial press releases. The Communications Director will work closely with our CFO and his team on assembling a variety of written materials; the Communications Director will be provided with raw data and other pertinent information and will be responsible for finessing it into cohesive written documents (25% of time). Hands on experience in producing a variety of materials directed toward our employee base. Experience in working closely with senior level company executives, human resources department and others to create employee messages. Creative ability required (will oversee production of internal quarterly communication videos; will collaborate on developing motivational themes; will coproduce annual company-wide employee rallies; etc...). Strong verbal communications skills; ability to emcee quarterly "Q and A" sessions with audiences of 800 people or more PR Experience (25% of time). Ability to edit/write press releases. Ability to organize media tours in various markets across the country (travel required). Hands on experience fielding a high volume of media inquiries. Crisis management experience required Management Experience (25% of time). Supervises

a team of 4. Experience in building an in-house communications program from the ground up. Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree in business or marketing. Advanced degree desirable. Experience: Ten+ years previous marketing communications experience with two to three years management experience. Extensive experience writing 10k reports. Send resumes and questions about this position to gbarman@innovargroup.com. He is recruiting candidates for this position.  DENVER WATER EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (For week beginning Monday, Oct. 31st through Nov 4th) 1. Engineer III/Programs and Projects $4524 to $5238/Month 2. Engineer III/Chemical-Industrial $4524 to $5238/Month 3. Manager Rate Administration $5318 to $6157/Month 4. *Manager of Survey $5525 to $6395/Month 5. *Survey Technician I (2 temporary positions) $13.41 to $ $15.53/Hour 6. Survey Tech IV $19.98 to $23.11/Hour 7. Water Treatment Tech I $14.81 to $17.15/Hour 8. Water Treatment Tech II $19.98 to $23.11/Hour (Must possess a Class ‗A‘ Colorado Water Certificate on date of appointment.) *Must submit a copy of current motor vehicle record with application. OUTSTANDING BENEFITS Successful candidates will be required to pass a physical, drug screen, and background check. Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water Application in order to be considered. More job information and Applications may be obtained from the ‗Employment‘ area of our website: www.denverwater.org or apply in person at: DENVER WATER, Career Enrichment Center, 1600 W. 12th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204-3412, 303-628-6066. Jobline: 303-628-6339. EOE M/F  Dir. of Marketing & Communications Children‘s Museum www.cmdenver.org  Counselor DCCV www.denvervictims.org  Bilingual Counselor DCCV www.denvervictims.org  Grant Writer DCCV www.denvervictims.org  Legal Immigration Program Specialist DCCV www.denvervictims.org  Researcher BlueGiving www.bluegiving.org  Consultant/Trainer NPower Colorado www.crcamerica.org  Child Welfare Training Associate American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org  Research Associates (2) American Humane Association www.americanhumane.org  Manager of Campaign Operations Combined Campaigns www.healthcharitiesco.org  Colorado Nonprofit Association Nonprofit Job Board www.coloradononprofits.org  Gill Foundation www.gillfoundation.org/jobs  Business and Employment Opportunities at Stapleton An Electronic Newsletter from Forest City Stapleton! www.denverblackpages.com/news/newsletter/sub/stapletonnewsletter.htm.  Employment: www.denverblackpages.com/news/classifieds/sub/jobs/jobs.htm

THINGS TO DO:
 Zion Baptist Church 140th Church Anniversary Celebration 9 November 2005 at 7:00pm. Located at 933 E. 24th Avenue (24th & Ogden St.). Worship Service with

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The Slippers-N-Sliders Ski Club is hosting its 33rd Annual Fundraiser November 5, 2005. 'A Night of Elegance' offers a dinner and/or dance with champagne sip. Proceeds benefit Ski for Kids and Youth Ski/Snowboard Programs. Renaissance Denver Hotel (3801 Quebec Street, Denver). Contact 303/399-6183 and/or fundraising@slippers-n-sliders.org. The Colorado QuitNet is a website that offers expert advice on quitting, support from other smokers who are trying to quit, and information about pharmaceutical products that can help you. Click here for more information. Seven Baby Steps to Get Out of Debt From the show Total Money Makeovers #1: Save $1,000 Cash as a Starter Emergency Fund (as fast as you can) Money magazine says that 78 percent of us will have a major negative event in a given 10year period of time. Life happens, so be ready. Stop everything and focus. Twist and wring out the budget, work extra hours, sell something, or have a garage sale, but quickly get your $1,000. #2 Pay Off All Your Debt Using the Debt Snowball List all your debts (except the house) in order of smallest payoff balance to largest. Then pay the minimum payment to stay current on all the debts except the smallest. Every dollar you can find from anywhere in your budget goes toward the smallest debt until it is paid. Once the smallest is paid, the payment from that debt is added to the next smallest debt. When debt number two is paid off, you attack three, and so on. #3 Finish the Emergency Fund A fully funded emergency fund covers three to six months of expenses. When the big stuff happens, like the job layoff or the blown car engine, you can't depend on credit cards. If you use debt to cover emergencies, you have backtracked. A strong foundation in your financial house includes the big savings account, which will be used just for emergencies. #4 Invest 15 Percent of Your Income in Retirement The rule is simple: Invest 15 percent of before-tax gross income annually toward retirement. Make the most of your 401K at work especially if your company matches. Invest in a diverse portfolio of mutual funds with a good track record. And put the rest of the 15 percent into a Roth IRA.

#5 Save for College When you save for your child's college tuition, you must make at least seven percent per year on your investment to keep up with inflation increases. I suggest funding college with an Educational Savings Account funded in a growth stock mutual fund. The ESA grows tax free when used for higher education.
#6 Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Put all of the intensity and financial power you put toward your debt snowball to pay your house off as quickly as possible. Imagine how good the grass will feel under your feet when it's paid for. Without a house payment, you have control of your greatest wealth-building tool—your income. #7 Build Wealth Here's the payoff. After all your hard work you have finally gained You have all this financial muscle, so now you should do something intentional with it. Have fun, invest and give. Katrina Volunteer Opportunities: To volunteer please contact the Salvation Army at 303.866.9280 or Vern L. Howard @ 720.971.1329 or vern.howard@ci.denver.co.us

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HELLO EVERYONE! Hope you all had a pleasant Thanksgiving Holiday with friends and family. Mine, was just like I like it; quiet, peaceful and thankful. Polly sent a brief but revealing note regarding her holiday encounter. (Thankfully, she had a pleasant round-trip). Did any of you participate in Black Friday? Well, that‘s certainly your personal preference. Nonetheless, for those that are seeking employment, I wanted to make sure that you checked out the job listings. There are MANY, let me repeat, MANY new job listings! If you are seeking a job, make sure you click on the some of the links and see if there‘s a job for you. . On the other hand, if you know of someone who is looking, pass the information on. As the old saying goes, knowledge is power! Let‘s help keep those without information in the know. Former Sgt. MooseHead, not sure, but Suzanne might be interested in some of the postings in ―Things To Do in Denver.‖ Buffalo, there is information to retrieve a free wheel chair for the permanently disabled and senior citizens. When will it snow? DasheQueen is fine as well as that man that lives here. Hope you all are as well. Much peace to you all.

CELEBRATIONS:
Acknowledging Bamae’s Birthday, which was Saturday, October 1st! Acknowledging Robert’s Birthday, which is Tuesday, October 4th! Acknowledging Pam’s Birthday, which is Friday, October 7th! Acknowledging Jamar’s Birthday, which is Friday, October 14th! Acknowledging Stephanie’s Birthday, which is Wednesday, October 19th! Acknowledging Butch’s Birthday, which is Friday, October 21st! Acknowledging Mr. Davis’ Birthday, which is Sunday, October 23rd! Acknowledging Bubba’s Birthday, which is Sunday, October 30th! Wishing and praying that ALL of YOU a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday on YOUR special day!!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 Reminders for celebrations next month: and Polly. Happy early celebrations to all. Birthdays for Kevin W., Kevin D.

REMINDER(S):
   Daylight savings time ends on October 30th

QUOTE(s):
―To be happy be not concerned of others…‖ ~ unknown ~ ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

FAVORABLE READING:
 When to close my mouth?

He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. ~Proverbs 17: 27& 28~

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
   Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy Jewish New Year, Columbus Day, Yom Kippur, Halloween and all those other days you wish to observe. Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com

Until next time, Bye4now – Smooches 

IN THE KNOW:
 11th Anniversary Concert & Performing Artists Tribute - 3 October 2005 From : 7:00pm To : 9:00pm. Aurora Fox Theatre. Grand Design Inc. will host its 11th Anniversary Concert & Performing Artists Tribute honoring unsung community performing artists and thanking supporters of Grand Design. AFRICAN CULTURE & AIDS AWARENESS BENEFIT - 8 October 2005 From 7:00pm To : 12:00am Double Tree Hotel, Stapleton, (Quebec & MLK Blvd) The AFRIKAN RESOURCE CENTER and KIKWETU presents their Annual Fundraising Benefit Dinner. An enchanting evening of African Percussions, Music and Fashion Show. TICKETS: $40 Per Person and $60 Per Couple RAFFLE PRIZES: Bowling with Mayor Hickenlooper US Domestic Airline Ticket by Top Travel Services and many more! Black Tie Event TICKET INFO: 720-270-2210 or 303-956-3098 Email : tshakie@kikwetu.org More info : http://www.afrikanresource.org Aretha Franklin "Lady of Song" Tribute - 8 October 2005 From : 4:00pm To : 7:00pm: African American Research Library. Event Description : Linda Styles "The Sultry Songstress" will be performing a tribute to the "First Lady of Song", Aretha Franklin! Email : lzrecords@aol.com More info : http://www.lindastyles.com "Tribute to Black Women" - 22 October 2005 From : 11:00am To : 1:30pm Grand Hyatt Hotel 1750 Welton St., Downtown Denver. The Colorado Black Women for Politcial Action presents their 26th Annual "Tribute to Black Women" Luncheon. Keynote speaker: Donna Brazile, Political Strategist and CNN Commentator. For more information call 303.388.9382 Email : CBWPATRIBUTE@aol.com The African American Leadership Institute's - 29 October 2005.. Renaissance Denver Hotel 3801 Quebec. The African American Leadership Institute's 2nd Annual Look Who's Cooking Now Saturday, Oct. 29th at the Renaissance Denver Hotel 3801 Quebec, 7PM-1AM. Black Tie, Live Entertainment, Tickets $50.00. Tables for 10 available. VIP Table $1500, Reserved Table $750. Call 303.299.9035. Katrina Volunteer Opportunities: To volunteer please contact the Salvation Army at 303.866.9280 or Vern L. Howard @ 720.971.1329 or vern.howard@ci.denver.co.us

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The University of Colorado-Boulder seeks men 55 to 75 for research studies investigating effects of inflammation on the metabolic syndrome. Participants receive a comprehensive health screening and compensation for time. Please contact Brooke at 303-492-2485. Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder are seeking healthy, sedentary, non-smoking, postmenopausal women between the ages of 45-65. For details call Ashley at 303-492-2485 or PMHealth@colorado.edu. Campbell’s AME Church (2200 Humboldt) Senior Ministry and Lutheran Family Services is offering a Caregiver support group every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Free respite care available while you attend group meeting. For more information, call Sharon Bell at 3-839-5058 or Nichelle Stiggers 7-217-8687. African American Caregivers Support Group is held at the Ford Warren Library at 2825 High St. Caregivers meet every Wednesday from noon till 2pm. Free lunch for caregivers and free respite care for your loved one. For more information, call Nichelle Stiggers, Program Coordinator at 3-217-5856 or 7-318-8687. Volunteers of America’s Handyman Program keeps Seniors Safe – Are you a senior over 60? Do you live in Denver? If so, you are eligible for the services offered by the Volunteers of America Safety of Seniors Handyman Program. For more information or to signup for a safety survey, please call 3-297-0408. Power Wheelchairs Available for Seniors and the Disabled. The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available to Senior Citizens and the Permanently Disabled Power (electric) Wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient if they quality. No deposit is required. To see if you quality, please call 1-800-839-5715. The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver will be celebrating the achievements of our community students, grades 3-12. Free Legal Clinics: Presented in cooperation with the Denver County Court Civil Division by volunteer attorneys of the Denver Bar Association Small claims clinics will be held in the Denver County Court Civil Division, 1515 Cleveland Place, 4th floor, from 11am to 1pm on the following dates in 2005: September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, and December 20th. Collections clinics will be held in Denver County Court Civil Division 1515 Cleveland Place 4th Floor from 11am to 1pm on the following dates in 2005: September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, and December 15th. If you have questions, call 3-640-5161. The 2005 Sepia Fashion Revue sponsored by the Epsilon Nu Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 6363 E. Hampton Ave., Denver. Proceeds from the reception, luncheon and fashion show will go towards scholarships and other charity fundraisers. Tickets are $55. For more information, call 3-371-2366

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Sept 20, 2005 #59
CELEBRATIONS:
Acknowledging Deanna’s Birthday, which was Friday, September 2nd! Acknowledging Andrea’s Birthday, which was Monday, September 12th! Acknowledging Tina’s Birthday, which was Tuesday, September 13th! Acknowledging Danny’s Birthday, which was Thursday, September 15th! Acknowledging TD’s Birthday, which was Friday, September 16th! Acknowledging Harvey’s Birthday, which was Saturday, September 17th! Celebrating and acknowledging Annette’s Birthday, which is Wednesday, September 28th! Celebrating and acknowledging Fay’s Birthday, which is Thursday, September 29th! Celebrating and acknowledging Kisha’s Birthday, which is Friday, September 30th! Wishing and praying that ALL of YOU a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday on YOUR special day!!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 Reminders for celebrations next month: Birthdays for Bamae, Robert, Pam, Jamar, Stephanie, Butch, Mr. Davis and Bubba. Happy early celebrations to all.

REMINDER(S):
 NONE

QUOTE(s):
  ―To be happy be not concerned of others…‖ ~ unknown ~ ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

FAVORABLE READING:
 What Is Faith?

For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. ~Ephesians 2:8,9~

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
   Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy Fall Equinox and all those other days you wish to observe. Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com

Until next time, Bye4now - Smooches

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Two Heads Are Better Than One - September 1st thru 28th The original artwork of Deidre Hardin and Dawn Wms. Boyd will be on exhibit at the Blair Caldwell Library‘s 3rd floor gallery at 2401 Welton St. For more information call 3-296-0914 or 7-470-7128. Katrina Volunteer Opportunities: To volunteer please contact the Salvation Army at 303.866.9280 or Vern L. Howard @ 720.971.1329 or vern.howard@ci.denver.co.us The University of Colorado-Boulder seeks men 55 to 75 for research studies investigating effects of inflammation on the metabolic syndrome. Participants receive a comprehensive health screening and compensation for time. Please contact Brooke at 303-492-2485. Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder are seeking healthy, sedentary, non-smoking, postmenopausal women between the ages of 45-65. For details call Ashley at 303-492-2485 or PMHealth@colorado.edu. Campbell’s AME Church (2200 Humboldt) Senior Ministry and Lutheran Family Services is offering a Caregiver support group every 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Free respite care available while you attend group meeting. For more information, call Sharon Bell at 3-839-5058 or Nichelle Stiggers 7-217-8687. African American Caregivers Support Group is held at the Ford Warren Library at 2825 High St. Caregivers meet every Wednesday from noon till 2pm. Free lunch for caregivers and free respite care for your loved one. For more information, call Nichelle Stiggers, Program Coordinator at 3-217-5856 or 7-318-8687. Volunteers of America’s Handyman Program keeps Seniors Safe – Are you a senior over 60? Do you live in Denver? If so, you are eligible for the services offered by the Volunteers of America Safety of Seniors Handyman Program. For more information or to signup for a safety survey, please call 3-297-0408. Power Wheelchairs Available for Seniors and the Disabled. The Three Wishes Inc. Program makes available to Senior Citizens and the Permanently Disabled Power (electric) Wheelchairs at no cost to the recipient if they quality. No deposit is required. To see if you quality, please call 1-800-839-5715. The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver will be celebrating the achievements of our community students, grades 3-12. Free Legal Clinics: Presented in cooperation with the Denver County Court Civil Division by volunteer attorneys of the Denver Bar Association Small claims clinics will be held in the Denver County Court Civil Division, 1515 Cleveland Place, 4th floor, from 11am to 1pm on the following dates in 2005: September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, and December 20th. Collections clinics will be held in Denver County Court Civil Division 1515 Cleveland Place 4th Floor from 11am to 1pm on the following dates in 2005: September 15th, October 20th, November 17th, and December 15th. If you have questions, call 3-640-5161. The 2005 Sepia Fashion Revue sponsored by the Epsilon Nu Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 6363 E. Hampton Ave., Denver. Proceeds from the reception, luncheon and fashion show will go towards scholarships and other charity fundraisers. Tickets are $55. For more information, call 3-371-2366

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Ain’t Misbehavin - 20 September 2005, The FATS WALLER Musical Show Conceived and Originally Directed by RICHARD MALTBY, JR. Starring (in alphabetical order): LaDonna Burns, Eric Lee Johnson, Mary Louise Lee, Kenny Moten, Jayne Trinette. Call 303-799-1410 or 1-800-630-1026 for tickets and more information More info : http://www.countrydinnerplayhouse.com Congressional Black Caucus' 35th Annual Legislative Conference Washington, DC. Starts Wednesday, Sept. 21st. Demolition Event For the Dahlia Square Shopping Center - 21 September 2005 1:30pm, 33rd Dahlia Street Northeast Park Hill. Mayor John W. Hickenlooper, Councilwoman Elbra Wedgeworth, District 8, Denver Urban Renewal Authority, Metropolitan Organization for People (MOP), King Baptist Church Organizing Committee, And other dignitaries, Cordially invite you to attend the Demolition Event For the Dahlia Square Shopping Center Refreshments will be Served. "Kickin' Katrina to the Curb!" - 22 September 2005, 6:00pm-1:00am, 2648 S. Parker Rd., Aurora. Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition to help UNSINK the SOUTH with local Denver bands and music groups with this two night fundraiser! Money from the events will be going to grassroots organizations in Louisiana. Donations will also be going to the Salvation Army who are working directly with evacuees in Lowry now calling Denver their home. Free Cardiovascular Health Screenings - September 22nd and 23rd. Offered at participating King Soopers stores. Health screening includes a cholesterol test, blood pressure check, dietary fiber intake assessment and BMI screening. Sept 22 – 890 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO. Sept 23 – 19711 E. Smokey Hill Rd, Centennial, CO. For more information, call 212-885-0413. Julia.lamm@hillandknowlton.com Comedian Louis Johnson & Jammin' 92.5's Gloria Neal at Jazz@Jacks! - 22 September 2005 From : 8:00pm, JAZZ @ JACKS! 1553 Platte #202, 2nd Floor. Don't miss comedian LOUIS JOHNSON (Comedy Central, B.E.T., Showtime, & A&E), GLORIA NEAL (Morning Host for Jammin' 92.5) and special guest LADY MAE 303.433.1000 Seating Is Limited! So call now! Cleo's 35th Anniversary Gala - 23 September 2005 6:30pm: Donald R. Seawell Ballroom 1245 Champa St. Denver. "Celebrating from Roots to Fame!"6:30 reception; Silent Auction; Mulicultural Buffet Stations; Interactive Dance Demonstrations; Live Auction. Please RSVP to Vianey Gonzalez 303.295.1759 x14 by Sept. 16th CBCC Annual Dinner with Oletta Adams - September 2005, 6:00pm. Marriott Hotel (downtown), 17th & California St. Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 6:00 PM @ Marriott Hotel (downtown), 17th & California St. CBCC's annual fundraising event. The Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce will hold its 17th Annual Dinner at the Denver Marriott City Center (17th & California St.) - September 24th. Business attire. Cocktails at 5pm. Awards dinner at 6pm. Keynote speaker is Carol H. Williams, President/Founder of Carol H. Williams Advt. Agcy. Musical guest is Oleta Adams. For more information, call 3-831-0720. The 5th Annual Diversity Conference at Colorado State University - September 26th – 29th. Features 55 workshops plus Civil Rights Attorney Morris Dees, Pulitzer Prize Novelist N. Scott Momaday and Journalist and Poynter Institute‘s Director of

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Diversity Arly Colon. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 3970491-6009. 1st Annual Nevaeh-McKenna Memorial Golf Tournament - 26 September 2005; 8:00am. Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club. Proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes. Email : Randy@nevaehmckenna.com . More info : http://www.nevaehmckenna.com 11th Anniversary Concert & Performing Artists Tribute - 26 September 2005, 7:00pm To : 9:00pm. Aurora Fox Theatre. Grand Design Inc. will host its 11th Anniversary Concert & Performing Artists Tribute honoring unsung community performing artists and thanking supporters of Grand Design. BET will again honor outstanding achievement in comedic film, television and stand-up performances across 18 categories with the star-studded telecast of the BET COMEDY AWARDS from the Pasadena Civic Center. Groundbreaking talent Martin Lawrence has been selected as the 2005 BET Comedy Icon Award recipient for his amazing body of work and contribution to the field of comedy. The sidesplitting telecast premieres on BET Tuesday, September 27 at 9PM ET/PT. SANTANA WITH ROBERT RANDOLPH - 27 September 2005, Red Rocks Amphitheater. SANTANA WITH ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND Red Rocks Amphitheater 415 Bear Creek Ave. Morrison, 303.295.4444. Tickets $49.00 - $69.00. Kickin' Katrina to the Curb!" - 28 September 2005 From : 8:00pm To : 12:00am, 2301 Blake St. Denver. Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition to help UNSINK the SOUTH with local Denver bands and music groups with this two night fundraiser! Money from the events will be going to grassroots organizations in Louisiana. Donations will also be going to the Salvation Army who are working directly with evacuees in Lowry now calling Denver their home. Location: Polly Esther's Night Club. Contact 303-382-1976. Ages 21+ There is a $5.00 donation at the door and ALL proceeds go to the grassroots organizations in Louisiana. Email : caitlinbrozna@hotmail.com Colorado Microcredit Conference - 30 September 2005 From : 8:00am To : 4:30pm. The Cable Center 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Denver. Located at the Cable Center on the University of Denver's campus, the Colorado Microcredit Conference promises to raise awareness of microcredit as a global and domestic poverty alleviation strategy and a socially conscious investment strategy. More info : http://www.du.edu/orgs/cmc/ Economic Development Day - Join Councilman Michael B. Hancock for an exclusive half day economic development event on Oct. 1st. The Event is FREE! RSVP by September 26th to 303.331.3872

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Feb 2, 2005 #58
In this issue:

CELEBRATIONS UPCOMING EVENTS REMINDERS QUOTES FAVORABLE READING LAST BUT NOT LEAST IN THE KNOW - (New Information has been added) CELEBRATIONS:
Celebrating and acknowledging Yvonne’s Birthday, which was yesterday, February 1st! Celebrating and acknowledging KiKi’s Birthday, which is Thursday, February 3rd! Celebrating and acknowledging Wilbur’s Birthday, which is Sunday, February 13th! Celebrating and acknowledging Walter’s Birthday which is Monday, February 14th! Celebrating and acknowledging Daniel’s Birthday which is Wednesday, February 16th! Celebrating and acknowledging Robert’s Birthday, which is Friday, February 18th! Celebrating and acknowledging Nona’s Birthday, which is Tuesday, February 22nd! Celebrating and acknowledging Ticy’s Birthday which is Wednesday, February 23rd! Celebrating and acknowledging Aunt Lou’s Birthday, which is Wednesday, February 23rd! Celebrating and acknowledging Roy’s Birthday, which is Saturday, February 26th! From ALL at T.L.C., we wish and pray each and every one of them a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday on THEIR special day!!!!

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Reminders for celebrations next month: J‘s mom and dad‘s 57th anniversary, birthdays for Javon, Larry, Mark and Ben. Happy early celebrations to all.

REMINDER(S):
 Scholarship Opportunity - The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, Inc. is accepting applications for the National Urban League Scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time $10,000 scholarship for one year of study beginning in the fall of 2005. The scholarship is open to African American high school graduating seniors who have a GPA of at least 2.7, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have membership in an Urban League Affiliate. The application may be obtained from your high school counselor, downloaded from the National Urban League website at: http://www.nul.org or by calling Patricia Houston at the Urban League at 303-3885861 x119.

For those of you who have eligible children and/or know of some that might qualify and need Urban League Affiliation, contact me, as I may be able to help by making a call to a dear friend. But, the rest would be up to the qualified individual. Many opportunities slip through our hands and/or we refuse to make use of them. I would like to see as many of our children achieve more and have more opportunities than I ever had. Often times, I chose not to make use of the opportunities all because I didn‘t apply myself.

QUOTE(s):
  ―To be happy be not concerned of others…‖ ~ unknown ~ ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

FAVORABLE READING:
 What Is Faith?

For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. ~Ephesians 2:8,9~

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
   Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy Martin Luther King Day and all those other days you wish to observe. Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com

Until next time, Bye4now – Smooches

IN THE KNOW:
  Mia Simone's Boutique specializes in 100% Natural Skin & Hair Care products and Designer Gemstone Beaded Jewelry. Visit the Internet Store today! See what customers are saying about her products and services. http://www.miasb.com Valentine's Bail Bonds Valentine Bail Bonds provides local and nationwide service for small and large bonds with flexible payment plans. We do them all day or night!! We never close! "If you're in a bind...call Valentine!!". 303-343-2898 (office); 303371-2746 (collect); 877-371-2746 (toll free) Business and Employment Opportunities at Stapleton An Electronic Newsletter from Forest City Stapleton! http://www.denverblackpages.com/news/newsletter/sub/stapletonnewsletter.htm. Exciting NBA All Star Weekend Events have been added to the DBP calendar and Homepage. Visit www.denverblackpages.com/community/calendar/calendar.htm for complete information. Shirley Chisholm transitions at 80: Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress, the first black woman to run for the Democratic nomination for

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 02/12: 2nd Annual Romance Booklover's Booksigning Saturday, February 12th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver. All the way from Philadelphia, PA - Brenda Thomas comes to Denver and entices us with her newly released novel The Velvet Rope. Tickets $25.00 includes novel and Valentine's reception. Contact Stephanie Cross 303.618.3713. 02/12: The Princess Within Saturday, February 12th, 9:30 am - 11:00 am. Red Shield Community Center, 2915 High Street, Denver. Single Mothers of Color Incorporated presents their Relationship Series Part I - The Princess Within. This informative workshop will discuss intimate problems and answer questions of who we are as individuals. Contact Stephanie Cross 303.293.2126. 02/12 & 13: The Vagina Monologues, 2/12 7 pm, 2/13 3 pm at 1770 Sherman St. Event Complex. Benefit production of Eve Ensler's award winning play, proceeds will support the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, Denver's only rape crisis center. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll learn while supporting efforts to end violence against women and girls. Contact Clare Johnston @ cjohnston@vday.org 02/17: Celebrating Black History Month & Kicking Off All-Star Weekend Colorado Black History Month Salute HOOPS & HISTORY A recognition of individuals, organizations and corporations who have contributed significantly to Denver's African American Community, Thursday, February 17th DONATION: $25.00 / Cash Bar @ the DCPA, Seawell Ballroom 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (Program at 7:30 p.m.) Music by Hazel Miller. A Benefit Fundraiser for: Thierry Smith Foundation • Joint Effort Community Sports • Montbello Youth / Community Initiative • Roadside Music Outreach Program for Youth. SPECIAL RECOGNITION Former AfricanAmerican Basketball Players from the Denver Rockets / Nuggets State Senator Peter Groff and Former State Senator Regis Groff. Call 303.745.9649 for more information. 02/17: Evening of Style Thursday, February 17th, 7:00 p.m. VIP Reception, 9:00 p.m. Fashion Show. 1770 Sherman Street Event Complex, 1770 Sherman St (17th and Sherman), Denver. Presented by Magic Johnson Foundation. Tickets for the Fashion Show, $75.00, Concert/After Party $50.00 Performance By The Zapp Band, ticketswest.com or 800.325.SEAT (7328). 02/17: ABA Reunion Reception with the players you know and remember... cocktails and entertainment 7PM - 1AM at the Double Tree Hotel. Tickets $30.00 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call 303.341.7325. 02/18: ABA Reunion Old-School Party at Invesco Field United Club Lounge 9PM 2AM. DJ Al Your Pal. Tickets $100.00 per person. Complimentary cocktails included. Call 303.341.7325.

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02/18: Book of Hip Hop (MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Whodini, Yo-Yo) at Auraria Campus (across from Pepsi Center) Doors open at 7PM. Show starts at 8PM. Tickets available at all King Soopers. 02/19: The NBA ALLSTAR GOSPEL CONCERT @ HERITAGE CHRISTIAN CENTER Saturday, February 19th (7:00pm). Ticket prices are $25 (balcony); $30 (floor); and $40 (VIP includes reception). MUSICAL GUESTS: Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Byron Cage, Dorinda Clark-Cole, w/special guest: Ruben Stoddard. For ticket information... Heritage Christian Center Bookstore 9495 E. Florida Ave. Denver. (303) 369-8514. 02/20: ABA Reunion Old-School Party at DCPA Seawell Ballroom. Numerous AllStar greats will join together to watch the game on (2) giant monitors, complimentary food, door prizes, and auction. Stay for the "After The Game Party" with DJ Al Your Pal. Tickets $50.00 per person. Call 303.341.7325. 2/25: Cookin' & Jazz 6PM-10PM at the Summit Event & Conference Center, 411 S. Sable Blvd (& 6th Ave) Aurora. Get your tickets now at www.denverblackpages.com/community/cooking/cooking_jazz.htm. 02/20: LUDACRIS who perform at The Fillmore Auditorium. Fabolous will open the show. Showtime is 9:00 PM. Doors open at 8:00 PM. TICKETS GO ON SALE SATURDAY JANUARY 15th @ 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster ticket centers. To charge tickets by phone, call (303) 830-TIXS or (719) 520-9090 or log on @ www.fillmoreauditorium.com. This show is 18+ 02/26: Cookin' & Jazz 6PM-10PM at the Summit Event & Conference Center, 411 S. Sable Blvd (& 6th Ave) Aurora. Get your tickets now at www.denverblackpages.com/community/cooking/cooking_jazz.htm. 03/26: Expanding the Visions is a statewide program (usually held in March) for African-American male students in grades 5 - 12, their parents, guardians, teachers and counselors, which increase interest in post-high school education and career planning. Saturday, Mar. 26th, 2005. Brought to You By The African American Leadership Institute (AALI). For more info go to: www.aali-

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Jan 7, 2005 #57
In this issue: CELEBRATIONS NEW INFORMATION UPCOMING EVENTS REMINDERS QUOTES FAVORABLE READING LAST BUT NOT LEAST IN THE KNOW - (New Information has been added)

CELEBRATIONS: Celebrating and acknowledging Shelly’s Birthday, which was Monday, January 3rd Celebrating and acknowledging Dan’s Birthday, which is Monday, January 10th! Celebrating and acknowledging Crystal’s Birthday, which is Wednesday, January 19th! Celebrating and acknowledging Suzanne’s Birthday, which is Thursday, January 27th! Celebrating and acknowledging Venola’s Birthday, which is Saturday, January 29th! Celebrating and acknowledging Michaela’s Birthday, which is Sunday, January 30th! From ALL at T.L.C., we wish and pray each and every one of them a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday on THEIR special day!!!!

NEW INFORMATION:
 Scholarship Opportunity - The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, Inc. is accepting applications for the National Urban League Scholarship. The scholarship is a one-time $10,000 scholarship for one year of study beginning in the fall of 2005. The scholarship is open to African American high school graduating seniors who have a GPA of at least 2.7, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who have membership in an Urban League Affiliate. The application may be obtained from your high school counselor, downloaded from the National Urban League website at: http://www.nul.org or by calling Patricia Houston at the Urban League at 303-3885861 x119. For those of you who have eligible children and/or know of some that might qualify and need Urban League Affiliation, contact me, as I may be able to help by making a call to a dear friend. But, the rest would be up to the qualified individual. Many opportunities slip through our hands and/or we refuse to make use of them. I would like to see as many of our children achieve more and have more opportunities than I ever had. Often times, I chose not to make use of the opportunities all because I didn‘t apply myself.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 Reminders for birthdays next month: Walter, Robert, Ticy and Roy. Happy early celebrations to all.

REMINDER(S):
 First let me begin by saying that I hope and pray all of you enjoyed your holiday season. With all of that and the elections behind us, there is something that remains in the forefront from the previous year of 2004. Something that has not and can not be put to bed, done away with, forgotten, not remembered or never, ever, never ever can be overlooked UNTIL, (ONLY UNTIL), it has been addressed, solved and resolved. The matter I speak of, has left one other person and myself very laden and distraught. Several people and I will not name ANY names, as they know who they are. But, several people have entered into a partnership, deal, bet, contract, pact, etc to pay certain monies to one individual due to this partnership, deal, bet, contract, pact etc based on a contest. One particular person won this contest and, well, we want to be paid. Now let me clarify as to why I, me, am laden and burdened by the fact that said monies weren‘t paid. The matter is simple (and I just may be as simple –in the mind). Nonetheless, I was the sponsor, mentor, advocate, etc of said winner and backed this individual all the way and consequently, am due to partial earnings of said pay. Until these monies have been paid in full to both said individual, and myself well, well, welllllll… there will be dire consequences. I know!: You will gain 23 pounds every month until said monies are paid. So there!

QUOTE(s):
  ―To be happy be not concerned of others…‖ ~ unknown ~ ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

FAVORABLE READING:
 From the book, ―Never Lose Heart‖ Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time; Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you <1 Peter 5:6-7 kjv>

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
   Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy Martin Luther King Day and all those other days you wish to observe. Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com

Until next time, Bye4now - Smooches

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01/09: BE ENCOURAGED, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005 at 4:00pm, New Hope Baptist Church at 3701 Colorado Blvd. Ambassadors for Christ-Journey Through Love presents: Ms. Black International, Kelly J. Mayo in concert. Special guests include: The Mile High Chapter Choir of The Gospel Music Worshop of America, Stan Conway and others. Rev. Buckner will encourage those who have encouraged her. Tickets are $5.00 (in advance) and $7.00 (at the door). Children 5 and under are free. Reception to follow. Please call Rev. Dr. Janice Buckner at (303) 355-9591, for tickets. 01/12, 19, 26: ABCs of MBD: January 12, 19, 26th at 3003 Arapahoe St, Denver. This Business Development class is designed for people who are ready to start a business or who already have a business that may need more structure or development in a particular area. MicroBusiness Development (MBD) staff and business consultants teach the class. The charge to register is $20.00 prior to the class or $25.00 the day of the first session (The price includes all three sessions). To preregister, please call Jason Paige at (303) 308-8121or jp@microbusiness.org 01/15: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. Our celebration of Dr. King is led by storyteller Bett Kopit. This inspiring program is intended to provoke discussions about courage and peace and is a wonderful opportunity for families. Presented in the Children's Pavilion, Central Children's Library. 01/18: An Evening with the Filmmaker--Orlando Bagwell Tuesday, January 18th at 6:00 PM. Sturm Auditorium, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue. In his latest endeavor, acclaimed filmmaker and producer Orlando Bagwell explores Martin Luther King Jr.'s life in his work, "Citizen King." Citizen King pushes past the myths that have obscured King's story to reclaim the history of a people's leader. Contact Veronica O. White OR Lamont Sellers at vwhite@du.edu 01/22: Marta's Magic Book 2005 Saturday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Celebrate the New Year with a bit of Shakespeare. Enjoy a bit of the bard with Marta Barnard. Children will travel back in time to jolly old England and then to Africa and beyond by participating in poetry, dance and song. Presented in the Children's Pavilion, Central Children's Library. 01/22: Russell Thompkins and The New Stylistics Live at the Kasbah 15373 East 6th Avenue, Aurora. Wednesday, Jan. 22nd. 01/29: Old West Magic and Puppet Show Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. Wonderful magic and western music performed by marionettes. Come see Yellow Rose of Texas! Presented in the Children's Pavilion, Central Children's Library. 02/12: Passion Spa Party at Ya Ya Spa, Saturday, February 12th at 2327 E 3rd Avenue. Bring a girlfriend, and get ready for Valentine's Day with a day at the spa, and a visit from Fascinations and Passion Party Reps. This spa event booked up in one week, so please schedule early! Contact Makisha at guestservices@yayaspa.com

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Dec 15, 2004 #56
In this issue: NEW INFORMATION UPCOMING EVENTS REMINDERS QUOTES LAST BUT NOT LEAST IN THE KNOW - (New Information has been added)

NEW INFORMATION: Celebrating and acknowledging Jeanna’s Birthday, which was Saturday, December 5th! Celebrating and acknowledging Les’s Birthday, which was Thursday, December 9th! Celebrating and acknowledging Nathan’s Birthday, which was yesterday, December 14th! Celebrating and acknowledging Sariah‘s Birthday, which is December 19th! From ALL at T.L.C., we wish and pray each and every one of them a very, very, very HAPPY, HAPPY birthday(s) on THEIR special day!!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
 Reminders for birthdays next month: Shelly, uncle Dan, Crystal, Suzanne, Viola and Michaela. Happy early celebrations to all.

REMINDER(S):
  None at this time. There may be a celebration/gathering this weekend. However, it may have already been scheduled for the previous weekend. Please see Fay or Robert for exact information.

QUOTE(s):

 ―To be happy be not concerned of others…‖ ~ unknown ~ ―There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will.‖ ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
   Hope and pray all of you are well. Happy Bill of Rights Day, 1st Day of Winter, Christmas, Kwanza, Boxing Day and all those other days you wish to observe. Any additions, deletions, corrections or comments, forward to PiquedGirl23@yahoo.com

Until next time, Bye4now - Smooches

IN THE KNOW:
 12/11 & 18: Kwanzaa: Ujamaa Holiday Market at Brother Jeff's Cultural Center 10am to 6pm: 2836 Welton ST. Denver. HOLIDAY SHOPPING!!! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!!! Unique, gourmet, and cultural gifts for the person who wants a little something different! This event is sponsored by Mocha Moms of Denver and Watfo Dancers & Drummers. Contact Deborah or Ochi: (303)297-0823 or (720)8580110 12/16: Free Montbello Event to Address Community STD Rates On Thursday December 16, 6-9pm please come and invite others to a "Free" evening of dinner, jazz, spoken-word, HIP-HOP and a community "Speak-UP and Speak Out!". This dynamic event is being held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center 15500 East 40th Avenue (Interstate 70 and Chambers road). This is a "Free" event. Come learn about solutions and resources that can contribute to a great quality of life for all. RSVP to 303.293.8879 or e-mail brotherjeff1@earthlink.net 12/19: Sheryl Renee and her Holiday Salute to the Queens Sunday Dec 19th at Dazzle restaurant & lounge Salute to the Queens Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand & Aretha Franklin. 7:30 to 10:00. $7 Cover. Contact Sheryl Renee sheryl@sherylrenee.com 12/21: Holiday Party, December 21st 5:00pm - 7:30pm Blair Caldwell Library, Welton Street Cultural District, 2401 Welton St. The Historic Neighborhood Holiday Party. Please join the Five Points Historic Association in a festive celebration of Art, Culture and History. Contact Karen Brown Gerdine, 303-695-8202. 12/26: UMOJA (Unity) First Night Kwanzaa 6:00 p.m. Libation-Grand Kinara Lighting Zona‘s. 26th Ave & Welton. Sponsor: Brother Jeff‘s Cultural Center & Café. Contact 303-297-8823 Kwarade; Drumming, Drill Team to Kimball Hall 700 E. 24th & Washington St. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony and Circle of Wisdom Awards 12/27: KUJICHAGULIA (Self Determination) 2-4:00 p.m. Family Kwanzaa: Montebello Library 12955 Albrook Dr. Contact 303-373-0767 Edu-tainment: Drum & Dance Crafts/food 4:30-5:30 Children: Irepo & IGS Watoto Community Kwanzaa. Glenarm Recreation Center. 2800 Glenarm Pl. 303-295-4474 6:00pm. LibationGrand Kinara Lighting Zona‘s. 26th & Welton Auraria BSA. 7-9:00pm Family Kwanzaa: Stiles Heritage Center 2607 Glenarm Pl. Contact 303-294-0597. 12/28: UJIMA (Collective Work) 2-4:00 p.m. Family event: Blair Caldwell African American Research Library. 2401 Welton St. 720-865-2401 Griot Opalanga Edutainment, Food, Crafts 6:00 p.m. Libation-Grand Kinara Lighting Zona‘s. 26th Welton James Beckwourth Mountain Club & African American Leadership Institute. 7-9:00 p.m. Family: African Americans Forming a New tribal Existence, AAFANTE Tribe Celebration. Brother Jeff‘s Cultural Center 2836 Welton St. 12/29: UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics) 10:30-12:00 Children: Pauline Robinson Library. 5575 E. 33rd Ave. 303-370-1530. Drumming & Dancing Edu-tainment, Food Crafts. 10-2:00 p.m. Elders Celebration: Zion Senior Center 5151 E. 33rd Ave.

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