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 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 13, 2021 

Help Wanted

If you take a look around, almost anywhere in the state (and likely the country) you’ll notice something in almost every place of business: a...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 6, 2021

It's None of Your Business

There are several things in life that are personal in nature. Some remain private forever, while others are private things you talk over with close fr...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 15, 2021

Helping Hands

If the last couple of weeks kept me busy preparing and this week has been all about recovery, then I’m here to tell you, moving forward has me...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 8, 2021

Preparation... an Ongoing Life Skill

As humans, it seems we're always preparing for something. As children, we're more being prepared for things than actually preparing for ourselves....

 

Community Garden brings in guest speakers for its first class

The Lincoln Community Garden hosted its first class of the season Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Valler's Heritage House. The class focused on seed...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 1, 2021

Mind and Garden

It’s often said gardening clears a person’s mind, puts them in touch with the land and relieves stress. I’ve gardened pretty much since I moved...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 25, 2021

The Myth of Getting it All Together

One day, I’ll get it all together… I say this every year about the time I get ready to file my taxes. And each year, I do have it a little more...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 18, 2021

Somewhere in the Middle

People have often said that there are always two sides to a story. In actuality, there really are at least three sides to every story, especially in s...

 

Lincoln Community Garden to host seed exchange & educational program

The Lincoln Community Garden is sponsoring a seed exchange and educational programming event at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at Valler's Heritage...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 11, 2021

Food for Thought

At any given time, there could be anywhere from three to twenty books that I’m reading. While most people keep their books neatly stacked on their n...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 4, 2021

Tough weeks remind us what's important

I'm not going to lie, last week was a rough one. Two friends came to the end of their lives, another received some discouraging news regarding an...

 

Making the most

When it comes to life, I’m one of those live it to the limit kind of folks. I have things I want to do, places I want to go, dreams and aspirations...

 

Old Man Winter & Random Acts of Kindness

This past week, as if we need to be reminded, brought about three feet of snow and sub-zero temperatures we haven’t seen in a really long time...

 

Celebrating Love

Welcome to the second week in February. Yes, most of you know what that means… Valentine’s Day is approaching. The day of love. Some people...

 

Losing control

This week I thought I would write about control, and if you know me, this is kind of a funny topic. For those who don't know me, the reason this is...

 

Aging Gracefully

This week, I’ll be turning 51. At one point in my life, age was something for me that was difficult to talk about. Now, it’s more of a number...

 

Family Heirlooms

I’ve been spending time the last couple of weeks helping my step-mom pack up her house in preparation for her move to North Carolina. She and my...

 

From My Perspective: In This Crazy World, Be the Difference

Welcome to the second official week of January, where it feels like the world has gone completely mad. We've seen and heard horrible things in this...

 

Learning to Understand Conflicting Beliefs

Welcome to 2021! It’s a brand new year. One filled with promise of new things, new endeavors, and new and different beliefs. Rather than address a...

 

From My Perspective: A Year in Review

Remember last January, when I really began writing this column on a regular basis? Yes, January, at this point feels like yesterday, and five years...

 

Self Care & Being the Light in Your Own Life

There has been a lot of talk in my world of Facebook, blogs, and books I’ve been gravitating to lately about “self-care.” It seems like such an...

 

From my PerspectiveL: The Blessings of What 2020 Has Taught Me

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? It’s been good. It’s been bad. It’s been difficult. It most definitely has NOT been easy. It’s brought sickne...

 

Sutej honored as Optimist of Year; club planning for new year

Lincoln resident Chad Sutej was recognized as the Blackfoot Valley Optimist Club’s Optimist of the Year for 2019-2020. “There was really no question in my mind as to who should have received this...

 

Blessings in Disguise

The term, "blessings in disguise" is use to describe good things that happen in our lives that, at first, may not seem like a blessing at all....

 
 By Tammy Jordan    News    December 10, 2020

A Friend Indeed

The Fat Hippie, a medical cannabis dispensary, became Lincoln's newest business along Main Street Nov. 5, and celebrated their grand opening November...

 

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