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I like to sleep with the window open in our bedroom. Fresh air, right? It can also bring in cold air. And our bedroom window opens just behind my head. If my husband slept on my side of the bed, he’d need a bed cap to protect his bald head! I have...

 

Hat Tips

Hello, You know, I am not a real big radio person. Oh, I listen to the markets, maybe listen to the news once a day, catch part of a ball game once in awhile, but mostly I just drive and think. Don’t ask me what I think about. I can’t recall...

 

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 lungs and breathing. Influenza (sometimes called the Flu) symptoms can b...

 

Bright Ideas

I heard it on the news, “People who play tennis live nine years longer.” I tried playing tennis once with three Australian women who claimed these outings were just to “hit and giggle.” First, I made myself a white tennis outfit, and we...

 

Hat Tips

Hello, Football season is here. I’m not real excited about it. I suffer from attention disorder, or however you say it. I can’t watch an entire game. Unless is involves the Ranchers, or maybe the Bison. I am what many would consider elderly. And...

 

Q's Health News

In 2016 suicide was the 8th leading cause of death in Montana; 267 deaths were attributed to suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This ranks Montana FIRST out of all the United States in suicide rates (25.9 suicide de...

 

Bright Ideas

It comes as no surprise to local residents that my husband enjoys his vegetable garden. It is fenced to protect from hungry deer, although we haven’t seen many deer this year. His rows are straight, and rain keeps the plants watered, or we have a...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    September 7, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, I don’t know why we celebrate Labor Day. We should have a day to celebrate not working. Maybe it’s because if you are involved in animal agriculture, every day is labor day. Oh, sometimes you can sneak away for a few days. If you have...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    August 31, 2018

Bright Ideas

I have just completed a three week medically imposed restriction from my wheelchair and days in my bed. I had two problems: A return of jaw pain and an open pressure sore on my bottom. Let’s tackle the jaw pain first. I had slowly been reducing...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 31, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, Sometimes things are much more difficult than they appear on TV. I don’t care if you are solving crimes, cleaning the oven, curing a cold, dieting or anything else. Take a suicide for instance. Now, on TV, if you want to commit suicide, it...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Voices    August 24, 2018

Montana Tales and Tails

Here's nothing new: It's been hot recently. How hot? So hot, I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking. So hot I'm being forced to use passive verbs. Okay, for those who suffer from the...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    August 24, 2018

Hat Tips

Hello, Those of you that have been following this column over the years know this is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s fair time! Now I don’t get too excited for the State Fair in Minot. Oh, fifty or sixty years ago I would. I loved the...

 

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...

 

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