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From My Perspective: The Change of Seasons

Where I grew up in Southern Cal-ifornia, I remember learning about seasons in elementary school. The teacher had it up on a bulletin board. Winter...

 

From My Perspective: The Meaning of Friendship

It’s said that if you have one good friend, you have been blessed. I’ve been blessed with very good friends, and some not-so-great friends...

 

The world of direct sales in Lincoln

According to direct sales statistics, there are approximately 16 million people who account for the direct sales workforce in the U.S., generating...

 

From My Perspective: Music to my ears

My musical taste is eclectic to say the least, and I have many people to thank for my wide variety of musical likes. To start, I come from a long...

 

From My Perspective: Life is all about choices

Let’s face it, life is all about choices. The ones we make, the ones that are made for us, and even the ones we don’t make, which technically are...

 

From My Perspective: Taking a day off

This past week, I enjoyed not one, but two days off. It's been awhile since I've had two in a row. It was glorious. I slept in, spent time with my...

 

Matt King House continues to make progress

The Matt King Project that began in 2015 is making progress on the new property along Main Street. In the last month, the house logs, which had been...

 

From My Perspective: Finding the things we love

We find the things we love when we take the time to encourage growth in ourselves. Think about it, did you just wake up and realize one day that you...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    News    August 6, 2020

COVID-19 having an impact on Lincoln Community Hall funding

The historic Lincoln Community Hall normally plays host to several events throughout the year, but this year COVID-19 has changed that. Large...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    August 6, 2020

From My Perspective: It's all out of control

Remember way back when this whole virus thing started? Yeah, although it's only been about four months, it feels like forever to me too. But, think...

 

Maintenance work at Lincoln Community River Park

Local volunteers got together July 17 to pull weeds and perform maintenance at the Lincoln Community River Park on Stemple Pass Road. Weed control is...

 

American Legion hosts annual membership BBQ

The Lincoln American Legion, Post 9 held their annual membership BBQ at Hooper Park on Wednesday, July, 15. The event, which occurs each year on the...

 

Lincoln Farmers Market postponed until 2021

As with several local events, the Lincoln Farmers Market has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19, but plans are in the works to kick-off the...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 15, 2020

From My Perspective: Long ,Winding Roads

This past weekend I was able to attend and teach at my first fiber festival for the year. In any other year, this would have been my seventh or eighth...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    July 15, 2020

406 MT Mercantile Celebrates Grand Opening

The new 406 MT Mercantile, Lincoln's newest shopping destination, had their grand opening the weekend of June 27. The new retail shop at 224 Main Stre...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    July 15, 2020

A Look into the benef its of Thai Massage

Red Mountain Yoga, owned and operated by Sue Lattin, has been open since 2014 and offers yoga classes , as well as a variety of massages. One of the m...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    July 8, 2020

Lincoln Arts Council postpones summer meetings to recharge and plan for 2021

Arts Council President Lee York, with consensus from the organization's officers, decided to postpone regular meetings for the Lincoln Council for...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    July 1, 2020

From My Perspective: Arrivals and Departures

Since I moved to Lincoln in 2008-2009, it has always seemed to me it’s been a transient place with many new arrivals and sad departures. Of course,...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 24, 2020

From My Perspective: A Tribute to Dads

Although we celebrated Father's Day this past weekend, I felt it might be a good time to pay a tribute to Dads – especially mine – for just one...

 

Summer Reading Program at the Lincoln Library

The annual summer reading program at the Lewis & Clark Library – Lincoln Branch kicked off on June 8 and runs until August 31. This year's...

 

Water is flowing again at the Community Garden

Thanks to some very generous people, the Lincoln Community Garden has water and is up and running again for the gardening season. In April, the...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    June 10, 2020

From My Perpsective: The Dark Side of Social Media

You know, normally I have an opinion about, well, just about everything. Most of the time I choose not to share most of those opinions and just save...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Features    June 10, 2020

On The Rocks – New Owners, New Home

After a long year of waiting, On the Rocks Liquor Store has new owners and a new location. Chad and Olivia Dietz became the official owners of the est...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    News    June 10, 2020

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild cancels 2020 summer. and fall programs

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild Artistic Director Kevin O'Dwyer, with the Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild board, announced last...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 27, 2020

From My Perspective: Bullies, Beliefs and Reality

From My Perspective - Bullies, Beliefs, and Reality I'm tired of being bullied by those who do not share or agree with my beliefs. There used to be a...

 

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