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 By Lois Lambert    Voices    April 19, 2019 

Bright Ideas

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote his famous quote, saying the only things true in life were death and taxes. If you were alive on Monday, April 15, 2019, your taxes were due. When we lived in Billings, I did our taxes one year and decided we were due...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    April 19, 2019 

Hat Tips

Hello, We haven’t had it too bad. In fact, since we started calving, it’s been exceptionally nice. If you remember last year, April was a cold son of a gun. We were checking cows at night and grabbing any new ones and keeping them in the tack...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, reading 1 Corinthians 15: 13, 14, 20 (TLB) might just help us to understand that You, Lord, are the Lamb of God as it says: “For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ must still be dead....

 
 By Bill Lavell    Voices    April 19, 2019 

Coyote hunting

As I was growing up in and around Ekalaka, coyotes were public enemy number one. Everyone killed them on sight. It was generally believed (and I believe it) that they were a terrible predator of lambs and even calves sometimes. They were shot on...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Voices    April 19, 2019 

Montana Tales and Trails

Several years ago, an old man, who I really didn't know, died and his wife gave me a grocery bag full of his fly-tying material. And for a long time, it sat untouched in the corner of my office. Over...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    April 12, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, This past week was a harbinger of spring. Big word I know, but needed here. We had warm, breezy days. We had a night thundershower that woke me in the night and freshened the air up. I swear it made the grass start to green up in a matter of...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, comfort and safety, that’s our motto. It’s so easy to hide our heads in the sand, pretending there are no problems. We’re like everyone else, aren’t we, Lord, wanting to wash our hands of the whole...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    April 5, 2019

Memories

I would like to end my articles about my Grandad and Grandma Townsend with a few of my memories of them and the homestead place near Tie Creek. During my third, fourth and fifth grade school summers,...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    April 5, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, I have one of the smartest dumb dogs in the West. Tyke. I’ve told you about him. He will chase cows. In fact he will chase them for miles, even if you don’t want him to. It’s hard to sneak up on a calving cow because Tyke runs alongside...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, it’s April - a New Season has arrived! There were new baby animals all over our prairie farm/ranch when we were kids back home. The birds were back. The trees were budding. Tulip, and daffodils and some l...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Voices    April 5, 2019

Montana Tales and Trails

'Tis spring, the time when a young males fancy turns to, well, not football. Humans are such an odd lot. Animals – underwater, on the ground or in air – simply are driven by the survival of their...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 29, 2019

Memories

Alice, daughter of Fred and Eva Townsend, gives more information on the early day family that homesteaded in the Tie Creek area with the home buildings being just one mile west of the Padden Ranch....

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    March 29, 2019

Bright Ideas

I missed the deadline for last week’s paper, and I apologize to people who read my articles. I have a medical excuse, but not the normal one. This time I had pneumonia, but not a bad case. I was having trouble driving my wheelchair in the house. I...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    March 29, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, If you are in any agriculture business, you have been engrossed following the devastation from the storm 10 days ago. From south central North Dakota, on through South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri, the losses have been devastating....

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, seasons sometimes just seem to slip on by us. Now that it’s officially SPRING, it’s so nice to see green grass springing up all over the neighborhood. When the grass dies, we are reminded once again of...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Voices    March 22, 2019

Montana Tales and Trails

Not all creatures have given up on spring ever happening. Some are counting on it. And soon. Great horned owls and Canada geese are sitting on eggs now, or soon will be. Two totally different Montana...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    March 22, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, I apologize profusely! I missed my St. Patrick’s Day column last week. And if you are, as I, married to a Murphy that is a mortal sin. We all have that one friend that tells us jokes whenever you meet. I have a friend that tells Little...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 22, 2019

Memories

After reading and writing about some of the Carter County Homesteaders, I felt that I should have an article on my Grandad and Grandma Townsend, Fred G. and Eva. I only wish that I knew more of their...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    March 15, 2019

Bright Ideas

I never considered myself a “Feminist.” I was just always instructed by my parents to do my best. That often meant excelling past male students. It was appalling to me to learn some of my fellow, very bright female classmates, might choose to...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    March 15, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, This has been a trying week. I have trying weeks fairly often. Especially when the weather is bad. I try to do things right, but struggle. It started with a water tank. When you have frost-free tanks, tanks that require only ground heat to...

 

Conversations with God

Hello God, it’s me, Mara: You know, Lord, not everyone experiences being ‘homesick’. Who would have thought that homesickness of a child was homage/respect and praise of a good home life? Such seems to be the case. Thinking way back on school...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 15, 2019

Memories

I am going to end my Welch articles with more information on Eldon (Cub) Welch. In Shifting Scenes he reports on his family and some of his military service during World War II. While still living in Ekalaka, Cub married Marilyn, the oldest daughter...

 
 By Lois Lambert    Voices    March 8, 2019

Bright Ideas

If I remember correctly, 1935-36, the year Camp Needmore was being built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC), February was a cold and very snowy month. In fact it was the coldest February on record, a miserable month where their bulldozer was...

 
 By Dean Meyer    Voices    March 8, 2019

Hat Tips

Hello, February was not nice. After a mild start to winter, this past month the proverbial “stuff” hit the fan. Coldest on record. Wind blows every day. This past weekend we had wind chills to minus 60! Minus 60! Hay piles that looked like you co...

 
 By Loyd Townsend    Voices    March 8, 2019

Memories

In this article, I will continue writing about the Chuck and Maude Welch family with a thought by their daughter Lucile: “I don’t believe my parents ever regretted coming to Montana although I am sure they did endure many hardships. I guess the...

 

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