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 By Lois Lambert    Voices    October 20, 2017 

Bright Ideas

This year we were lucky to harvest plenty of tomatoes to eat, freeze, and share. We had enough apples to can applesauce and make a pie and crumble. Brice still picks the occasional apple off the tree. A small pepper crop turns colors in our house; ca...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    October 20, 2017 

Hat Tips

Hello, I’m tired of warnings. I mean I am really tired of warnings. The seat belt warning comes on every time I get in the pickup. I do fasten my seat belt. I don’t need a warning. The stove warns me when the burner is hot. I learned as a child n...

 
 By Sabre Moore    Voices    October 20, 2017 

Collection Corner

Last Wednesday, October 11, was National Fossil Day, and the Carter County Museum celebrated by inviting classes from Carter County High School. Students from the math, science, and agriculture...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    October 13, 2017

My chores growing up

Growing up in Ekalaka and Carter County, I always had a lot of chores to do. I first milked a cow and retained the milk, at the age of 4 and that was pretty much my job from then on. We always had a milk cow and sometimes more than one. One time my... Full story

 

Bright Ideas

When I was buying magazine subscriptions for my Grandsons, I purchased a year of National Geographic for Kids. Did I want the magazine subscription for adults? Sure, why not? First I received three back issues. This month’s magazine features Jane... Full story

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    October 13, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, I get thousands of calls a week about my column. Well, not really. I get hundreds. Okay, I get a call every once in awhile. Maybe two a year. But they are calls. And I get thousands of letters. Okay. I got two. My favorite was a lady from...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    October 6, 2017

Bright Ideas

When I was thinking about retiring, the Prairie Singer told me not to do that. Her ideas and mine were rarely the same, but she said it was all right to “shake things up” (her words, not mine) every once in a while. Thinking of you, Celia. There...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    October 6, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, One thing I have noticed, is that, like a fine wine, I’m getting better with age. Most people are like that. Well, maybe not most people, just athletes. Like me. I’m becoming better at football than I was over a half century ago. I...

 

Bright Ideas

When we first bought the Eagle, we had to drive the paper “paste-ups” to the printer. The pages were photographed, then cleaning up the negatives, then making plates and printing. This was before computers. The process never went fast enough. Whe...

 

Q's Health News

It’s that time of year… time to get your flu shot! Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Respiratory means it’s an issue with the lungs and breathing. Influenza (often called the flu) symptoms can...

 

Hat Tips

Hello, Last fall I had a chance to revisit the old Smith Camp on Fort Berthold. It was one of the first cow camps in that part of the country. I think the Keogh’s were among the first to make it kind of a headquarters on the reservation. But I’m...

 

Bright Ideas

The first day of our Canning Season was September 1, 2017. The head cook (and only cook) began boiling seven quart jars in the large water bath. He cut generously donated cucumbers into long spears, and little rings. We have our own dill, so you...

 

Hat Tips

Hello, I know we have all been concerned with the fires that roared across Montana and other western states. I had the opportunity to witness some of the devastation first hand on Friday. On Friday morning, in a nice rain, I drove down to Bowman and...

 

Bright Ideas

Texas and Louisiana have received too much wind and rain, as much as 51 inches from hurricane Harvey. It left whole flooded communities that are now trying to move back, clean up, and begin reconstruction. Another hurricane, Irma, flattened the...

 

Hat Tips

Hello, As I write this, hurricane Irma is winding down. Still pounding northern Florida and up into Georgia, but it appears the worst is over. I understand most of the areas shut down operations when the wind reaches 45 mph. That is right. 45 mph. I...

 

Bright Ideas

Labor Day 1986 was not a long weekend for Brice or me. We rationalized that by saying, Agnes Quam, our employee, was Labor, and Brice and I were Management. With no mail, there was no news except what came in on Saturday. We worked on other things....

 

Q's Health News

Where did August go? I’m sorry, August got away from me, and I didn’t get an article in the paper. However, now you will be fortunate enough to read two articles from me this month! The kids are back in school, and with the start of school comes...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    September 8, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, The Dakotas are a good place to live. Oh, we may have a drought. We may have to fight ice and snow for a few months of the year. The wind may blow from the northwest for days at a time. We do get an occasional flood along the Red, the Mouse,...

 

Bright Ideas

August 21, 2017, showed the sky get darker, and the sun falling behind the shadow of the moon in partial or total darkness. Viewers were wearing special glasses, or looking through a pin-hole camera that shows the image of the shadow of the moon...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    September 1, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, When I served in the legislature, I had a friend that used idioms to often explain things. Now for those of you who don’t know what an idiom is, don’t feel bad. I had to ask Shirley. He would often say things like, “I’m not the...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    August 25, 2017

Bright Ideas

I was looking forward to the Firemen’s Barbecue, an annual event that brings people together from near and far. Brice sees one man who graduated a few years ahead of him, but looks younger! He always introduces himself to me; he doesn’t need to,...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 25, 2017

Hat Tips

Hello, By the time you read this, the eclipse will have passed. Hopefully you did not stare at the sun for two and a half hours so you can still read. They are issuing warnings to not stare directly into the sun or it can damage your eyes. Really....

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    August 18, 2017

Bright Ideas

My husband had just edited my Bright Idea for August 11 and sent it to the Eagle when a flock of grackles descended on our front yard and began pecking. We knew it would be only minutes before they moved to our heavily fruited Harrelson apple tree....

 

Memories

We have been gone to Idaho to visit our daughter Arlene and family, so there no articles. I want to (must) share a couple of experiences that I had on the way to Twin Falls and my time there. On the journey there, we stopped in Idaho Falls, Idaho to...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 18, 2017

Exploring the hills and forests

I had to do a lot of chores when I was a kid and teenager in Ekalaka. Despite that, my favorite thing to do was to explore the hills and forest behind and around our home. Sometimes I went with other boys from town and sometimes I even went alone. It...

 

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