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Legal Tips

The next set of legal tips for you will be a four-part series of articles dedicated to providing the community with information regarding specific estate planning documents, forms, and what to do with the information. This article provides you with b...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 17, 2018 

Hat Tips

A few years ago Nelson stole a colt. Nelson was our mule. He’s a small mule. Like a Shetland pony. We’d had him about twenty years. I thought he was a mule colt when I bought him. I don’t know a lot about mules. He wasn’t a colt. He was a...

 

Q's Health News

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It affects over 19 million teens and adults in the United States! Depression can cause severe symptoms that affect how you think, feel, and handle daily activities. However, depression and other...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    August 10, 2018

Snowball fights

One of the things that I enjoyed the most while growing up and going to school in Ekalaka was engaging in snowball fights. New snow did not hold together well enough to make a snowball so you had to wait for awhile. Of course, you couldn't walk on...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 10, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, Farming and ranching has lots of challenges. And I’m not real good at challenges. Many of those challenges involve repairing equipment. This is something I’m really bad at. That is worse than being “not real good at”. So you would...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 3, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, It’s been awhile since I’ve been to the dentist. On my phone, I keep getting a message that it is time for my next appointment. I will get to it, but I have to finish haying first. And I also keep getting a message that it is time for my...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    July 27, 2018

Memories

In this article, I am going to deviate from my memories of those special neighbors to my graduating Class of 1948. The Days of ‘85 are coming up and a few class members wondered if we could “get together” some way during that time. Some...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    July 27, 2018

Bright Ideas

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” — Emma Lazarus These words were...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    July 27, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, Do you remember that Don Williams song that has a line in it, “I love sleep without dreams?” Or wait; maybe it was Tom T. Hall. I’m not much into remembering songs or musicians. But I did play the trumpet for a number of years. Was...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    July 20, 2018

Carnivals, circuses and fairs

We always had a carnival come to town, usually in the middle of the summer, during the early days in Ekalaka. Everyone looked forward to it and enjoyed themselves thoroughly when it came. Of course there were the carnival rides, I don't believe that...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    July 20, 2018

Bright Ideas

Those are the first words of a song from the movie “Cabaret,” starring Liza Minnelli. The song goes on to say, “Money makes the world go around.” I must have believed that. Never having any excess money, I bought two Powerball lottery...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    July 20, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, I started haying on June 2. That is a long time ago. But, thankfully, we had a few stretches where it was rainy and couldn’t hay, but the past couple weeks we’ve been going pretty steady. So when we had a chance to take an afternoon off...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    July 13, 2018

Bright Ideas

My article didn’t get written in time to be included in the 4th of July holiday paper. My husband explains his refusal to hurry, saying he had rushed to beat deadlines for nearly 30 years. He refuses to do that in retirement. Well, that is his...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    July 13, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, I really don’t care for a lot of things that happen on the Fourth of July - I used to. I used to like fireworks, but as I’ve aged, they have lost a lot of their bang. And when you have horses and dogs near a city, it is stressful because...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    July 6, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, You haven’t seen me around lately. No, this isn’t a repeat of last week’s column. Although I have been known to do that. The reason for my disappearance this week is hay. Now, I know hay is not real exciting. Hay is not real funny. Hay...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    June 29, 2018

Bright Ideas

My hometown had some 8,000 residents, situated midway between Kansas City and St. Louis, on the Missouri River. James A. Michener mentioned the town without using its name in the book “Centennial.” By Missouri standards, we were a small town. A...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    June 29, 2018

My grandma's blindness and other health concerns

We had quite a discussion on Facebook awhile back about my grandma, Lena Coon’s, blindness, so let me tell all of you the story about this and other things. My grandparents, Lena and Fred Coons, homesteaded near Belltower around 1910. My mother...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Voices    June 29, 2018

Montana Tales and Trails

If this Universe has a Creator, she must have been having a good day when she created birds. They are colorful and dull, helpful and ruinous. They eat bird seed, harmful insects, even our garbage....

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    June 29, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, We lost a neighbor this week. A cowboy. A one in a million kind of guy. Bob Christophersen. In the Dakotas, you don’t have to live down the street or across the fence to be a neighbor. As Garrison Keillor once said, “North Dakota is...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    June 22, 2018

Bright Ideas

Years ago, when I lived in Billings, I’d walk to the bus stop downtown and get on the bus headed to Rimrock Mall. I just had to be careful not to buy more than I could carry. Not many people were on the bus; just mentally and physically...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    June 22, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, I think maybe the rain we had over the weekend was one for the books. It’s not many times in your life when we get a June rain like this. Most reports are from one to three inches. And it came straight down! Here, in the Dakotas, rain and...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    June 15, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, I suppose you are getting tired of me writing about branding. You should be, because I seem to write about brandings fairly often. I guess it’s because they really show how a neighborhood comes together to work or play. The season is pretty...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    June 8, 2018

Rooting for the team

All my life I have seen people rooting for their team or players and have done so myself. My earliest memories are going to the high school football and basketball games as a grade schooler in Ekalaka. That would have been in the 1940s and the early...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    June 8, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, Let’s make a deal! Let’s make a deal! We all have that friend, or maybe relative, that is always looking for a deal. Maybe you are the friend or relative that is looking for “the deal.” You know what I mean. The person that will spend...

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    June 1, 2018

Fishing

Fishing was a big part of our life growing up in Ekalaka and Carter County. I have told some of my fishing stories before, but I don't think that I have ever written a story about fishing, so, here goes. Grandma and Grandpa Coons kept a good supply...

 

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