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  1. We expect the Pat Chan talk to be very popular. Please come early to get a seat.
  2. Do I have to book through a travel agent to get the Copa pensionado discount or is there some way to do it on line? Thanks for any tips you can give.
  3. Inquiring minds want to know -- 1. Who is behind this mall? 2. What stores are scheduled to go into it? 3. What's the estimated time for completion? 4. What's the name of the mall?
  4. Turns out the doggie belongs to Cowboy Dave and he's now home safe and sound.
  5. Kim Miller 10/23/56 – 7/15/18 Kim LeAnn Muirhead Miller passed peacefully into God’s care early Sunday morning, July 15th, at her home in New Market, VA, with her husband Ron by her side. Born to LeRoy and Shirley Muirhead on October 23, 1956, in Oberlin, KS, she was the second of three children. Her early years were spent in Oberlin and later Leoti, KS. A daughter, Misty Melena, was born into her first marriage. After a divorce, she moved with Misty to Holdrege, NE, working at the Pizza Hut. There she met her future husband, Ron Miller. Ron and Kim were married in Kearney’s Harmon Park, on May 29, 1976. Ron, Kim, and Misty made their early home in Blair, NE, where Ron was employed at Woodhouse Ford and Kim had the multi-role of mother, homemaker, wife, gardener, and waitress. On Oct 4, 1978, their son Brent was born. In 1978 when Ron founded Auto Krafters, Inc., Classic Ford Restoration Shop and parts supplier, Kim helped him manage the new business as Vice President and Secretary. As the business grew, Ron and Kim along with Misty and Brent traveled throughout the Midwest attending numerous car shows and swap meets. Kim loved this family time together. In 1987 Ron and Kim moved their family to the Shenandoah Valley. It was at this time that Kim began her deep interest in herbalism and nutrition. She studied with Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, in California and studied and taught at Dream Time in Sperryville, VA, in 1998-2001. She also founded and operated Rainbow Images, a health food store in Broadway, VA, in 1997-98. In 2007, Ron and Kim purchased a 42 acre farm in western Panama along the Rio Gariche, starting Finca Santa Marta S.A., an organic vegetable farm. Kim’s love for gardening was fully realized as she helped develop and transform the farm from a marginal cattle grazing operation into a productive organic farm, producing over 40 different crops along with free range chickens and grass-fed cattle. In the fall of 2015 Kim attended the Graff Academy in Roswell, GA, to study and receive her certification as a raw food chef. She loved to create and make raw food dishes for family and friends and was happiest in the kitchen preparing healthy food for her family. She was preceded in death by her father, LeRoy, her mother, Shirley, and her older brother, Kip. She is survived by her husband Ron Miller, New Market, VA, and Santa Marta, Panama; her daughter Misty Miller and grandson David of Broadway, VA; and her son Brent Miller and partner Melissa, along with granddaughters, Addison and Clair of Harrisonburg. Other survivors include her brother Al Muirhead and partner Traci, of Alma, NE, and family; her sister-in-law Jun Muirhead and daughter Angie; brother-in-law Stan Miller and family; sister-in-law Elaine Martin and family; sister-in-law Carol Blauvelt and family as well as many dear friends. There will be three Celebration of Life Services for Kim. In Virginia, the service will be held at the Grandle Funeral Home at 148 E. Lee St., Broadway, VA, at 4:00 pm Sunday July 29th. In Nebraska, the service will be held in Alma, NE, at the Johnson Center, 509 Main St. on Sunday August 5th at 4:00 pm. In Panama a service will be held later in August at a place and date to be determined. Kim had requested that any Memorial donations be made to First Step, a shelter for abused women in Harrisonburg, VA.
  6. I received this notice this morning from Ron Miller, owner of Finca Marta which sells organic vegetables and more at the Tuesday Market: I am deeply saddened to report that my wife and business partner of 42+ years, Kim LeAnn Miller passed away peacefully Sunday morning with me by her side at our residence in Virginia. Her courageous 3 month battle with lung cancer ended with a win as she is now in the care of God. I will send a copy of her obituary when I get it finished later today. There will be a Celebration of Life service in Panama at a later date to be announced. R.I.P my Dear Kim Ron and Kim have been my friends for many years, even before they moved to Panama.
  7. Best neighborhood close to Boquete. No water problems, no wind problems, no noise problems, no crime problems. Furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Lower level of house in Jaramillo Arriba. 20 minute walk to town. Only 10 minute walk to town when the new bridge is finished (soon). Private patio and shared garden area. Washer and dryer shared with upper tenant. Totally fenced with secure under-cover parking. Gardener, electricity, wifi, and cable tv included. Must love dogs Available September 10. $480/month plus 1 month deposit. Contact Leslie: peeverleslie@yahoo.com or 6362-6038 Edited February 14, 2017 by Penny
  8. I've heard that next week the entire main street will be closed and all south-bound traffic will be detoured down the back street all the way to the Wilson bridge. Which leads to another question-- The sewage treatment plant is located near the Wilson bridge. The sewer pipes are apparently following the main road. Last I heard sh** doesn't flow uphill. How will it get up the hill to the Alto Boquete area?
  9. He's coming home to a jail cell today, Monday, June 11
  10. You can drop off donated items at the Handicap Foundation center in Alto Boquete -- just north of the unfinished polyclinic and across the street from Chopsticks Chinese restaurant. Also, people have asked how to make money donations. If you're local you can drop off your donation in an envelope with Celia's name on it. If you're not local, I'm taking donations through my paypal account -- pjbarrett@aol.com Check the box that says you're sending money to friends and/or family and there won't be any fee. Thanks to all who want to help.
  11. It's not for me; it's for my friend with the broken leg who is staying with me. She's miserable enough with the broken leg. I don't need her going through nicotine withdrawal at the same time. I've concluded it's not available anywhere in David. Went to 7 pharmacies. Only the big Revilla on Olbaldia knew what I was talking about. The rest just gave me the blank stare or tried to sell me herbs. I quit my 2.5 pack-a-day habit about 15 years ago. Chewed Nicorette for about 6 months and then broke that habit also. My friend has been chewing it for 5+ years.
  12. Does anybody know where in David to buy nicorette gum?
  13. Several people have asked me to post the Law (Ley 6) concerning jubilado discounts in Panama. This will be a summary of the law in English rather than an exact word for word translation. First of all the discount law applies to anyone: a) With a pensionado visa as long as the person is over 18 years old unless the age requirements are spelled out in the specific provision. b) Any legal resident of Panama who has attained the age of 55 (if female) or 60 (if male) c) The law does not apply to tourists or anybody who does not have some kind of residency visa. Discount of 50% of the admission price for recreational and entertainment activities such as movies, sporting events, and other public shows. The discount is not applicable to charitable activities and fundraising events. Discount on public transportation (other than inter-urban) a) 30% for buses b) 30% for trains c) 30% for boats d) 25% for airplanes These transportations must originate in the country of Panama in order to receive the discount. The discount does not apply to the portion of the ticket for fuel surcharge or taxes. Discount on hotels, motels, and hostels: a) 50% from Monday through Thursday b) 30% from Friday through Sunday c) In hotels that sell "all inclusive" packages there is a 20% discount applied Monday to Thursday, and a 12% discount applied from Friday to Sunday. Discount of 25% on food consumed in non-fast food restaurants a) Doesn’t apply to fondas that don’t need a commercial operating license. b) The discount applies only to the qualifying persons, not everyone at the table. c) The discount applies only for a meal consumed on the premises; it doesn’t apply if the diner only orders a beverage or a dessert. d) If a restaurant is offering a special price for a meal, the diner has the option of paying the special price or obtaining the discount off of the regular price. e) The discount applies to all food except alcohol and sodas Discount of 15% in fast food restaurants a) This is for places like McDonalds, Burger King, Food Courts and franchises. b) The diner has the option of paying a special promotion price or the regular price with the discount. · Editor’s note – both McDonalds and the cafeteria at Price Smart give 25% discount although they are not required by the law to do so. Discount of 15% off the total bill for services at hospitals and private clinics. Discount of 20% off of all medicines purchased in a pharmacy. a) If the medicine is offered at a special sales price, the buyer has the option of accepting the price or paying the regular price minus the discount.\ Discount off the following medical services: a) 20% off the consultation fee for general practitioners, medical specialists, and surgeons. b) 15% off the fee for dental services c) 15% off the fee for optometrists Discount for health insurance policies must adjust their premiums to reflect the discount for jubilados. · Editor’s note – the law doesn’t say what the percentage discount should be. Discount of 20% of the charge for technical and/or professional services. a) Technical services include electricians, plumbers, building contractors, wood-workers, etc. b) Professional services include accountants, economists, lawyers, engineers, architects, etc. Discount of 20% on the price of prosthetics and other handicap aids (crutches, wheel chairs, etc) Discount of 50% on the fees and commissions for obtaining either a personal or a commercial loan. Discount on the surcharge or encumbrances from a personal or commercial loan. Discount of 15% off the interest charged by banks, financial institutions, credit institutions, etc on a personal or commercial loan. Discount of 1% off the interest charged on a mortgage. The freezing of the property tax on your primary residence that is in your name (not in a corporation or foundation). Discount of 50% off the charge for a passport (Panamanian passport) Discount of 25% on your monthly electrical bill (up to 600kwh). Discount of 50% off the Airport taxes (usually included in your ticket) Discount of 25% off the flat-rate monthly telephone contract bill when: a) The telephone bill is in your name b) The telephone bill is for residential usage c) The telephone bill is for a single phone Discount of 25% of your water bill (whether from a public or private water company) a) The bill must not be more than $30 b) The bill must be in your name c) The bill must be for a residence and be your primary residence Exoneration of 100% in the Public Registry for paying registration and judicial fees for new organizations for retirees. Discount of 20% for purchase of coffins and urns and for funeral services when the deceased qualified for the discount.
  14. Nut job. We have more than our fair share of those here. You sometimes have to have thick skin and a short memory.
  15. What reason would your neighbors have for saying she got what she deserved???? Because she was a lawyer??? I ask all of you to look around in this community and you will find many retired lawyers doing very good things for this community.
  16. The Handicap foundation has these 3 donated monitors, a sub-woofer, and a scanner for sale. All work well and are guaranteed for 30 days. Email pjbarrett@aol.com for information or to purchase. Dell Monitor - E173FP- 17 inch -- REDUCED TO $45 more information athttp://www.chiriqui.life/topic/9188-dell-monitor-e173fp-17-inch-reduced-to-45/ KDS 900P 19" LCD Flat Screen Monitor -- Reduced to $30 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/8946-kds-900p-19-lcd-flat-screen-monitor-reduced-to-30/ LG Flatiron 15" Monitor -- $40 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/9391-lg-flatiron-15-monitor-40/ Canon LIDE 110 Photo Scanner -- REDUCED TO $25 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/8928-canon-lide-110-photo-scanner-reduced-to-25/ Panasonic SB-WA350 Active Subwoofer 290 Watts -- REDUCED to $25 more information at http://www.chiriqui.life/topic/8801-panasonic-sb-wa350-active-subwoofer-290-watts-reduced-to-25/
  17. The Handicap Foundation has 4 of these 50 watt ceiling or wall fixtures. They are manufactured by General Lighting and can be mounted to either a ceiling or a wall. They have swivel mounting brackets and all electrical fittings are included. These are guaranteed for 30 days by us. You can purchase one for $25 or all 4 for $80 Email pjbarrett@aol.com to purchase.
  18. I remember going on a cruise on the Norwegian ship named "The Norway" which (at the time) was the biggest passenger cruise ship in the world. It held 2000 passengers and the thought was that they would never build a bigger ship. Now, we have one that carries 5000 passengers. Twice the size of the town I grew up in. Amazing !!!
  19. This is horrible news. Leyda is/was the lawyer for the Amigos de Animales in Boquete and also did some work for the BCP. I pray they find the killers.
  20. Nexgrill 820-0015 2 Burner Table Top Gas Grill with Tank Regulator 2 - 10,000 btu stainlesss steel burners 247 square inch total cooking area Equipped with liquid propane hose and regulator for use with 20-pound liquid propane tank (lp tank not included) This is a "like-new" grill. It cost over $100 new. The Handicap Foundation will guarantee it for 30 days and only charge you $50. Email pjbarrett@aol.com to purchase.
  21. Charming Fully Furnished 2 bed, 1 bath with Garden Sitting Room for rent in Los Naranjos. Gourmet Kitchen with 2 refrigerators, Work Island, Pantry, 6 burner gas stove, quality pots and pans, flatware, dishes, drinking glasses, Overhead cabinets and under counter drawer storage.. Bedroom has King size Memory Foam mattress & pillows, sheets & pillow cases. Carpeted Garden Sitting Room has large windows with view of yard and hillside. Bird watching standard with your morning coffee. 40" LED TV with HDMI cable hookup for computer. Custom gate-leg table seats 2 to 8 persons. Washer and gas dryer. Covered outside patio eating area. Available June 1 Bring your clothes and toothbrush and move in. Rent $550.00 usd and $ 250.00 usd deposit. Monthly includes first $15 of electricity. If interested call Daisy at 6553-2384 or Ralph and Clare at 6887-6083.
  22. Poulan Pro 961120130 PR450N20S Briggs 450e Side Discharge Push Mower in 20-Inch Deck Almost new. Used only a couple of times 450E 125cc Briggs & Stratton primer engine 20-Inch deck push mower Side discharge only. Speed forward maximum: 3 mph, air filter type: foam 4-Quick height adjusters with 5 positions 7-Inch Front and Rear Wheels On sale on Amazon for between $159 and $194 plus major shipping costs. The Handicap Foundation will sell this one for $120 and no shipping costs and we'll guarantee it for 30 days. Email pjbarrett@aol.com .
  23. I'm posting this for my friend Daisy Quiel who is a great landlady: Nice, large apartment of two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, terrace, bathroom, and garage. Fully fenced and furnished. All services (water, electricity, cable TV, internet, garbage collection and outside maintenance) included in the rent. Located in Los Naranjos and available immediately. Monthly rent is negotiable. If interested call Daisy at 6553--2384 or Ralph and Clare at 6887-6083.
  24. The young man in your neighborhood with a construction job should be on strike right now and available for car washing.
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