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Articles from the December 18, 2019 edition


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  • Final Blood Drive of the Year Dec. 26

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    The American Red Cross will have their final Lincoln blood drive of 2019 on Thursday, Dec. 26 at the Lincoln Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lincoln Blood Drive Coordinator, Sherry Sidell encourages community members to participate. "This is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season," she said. The average appointment takes 30-45 minutes or so, and donors of all blood types are needed. For the last drive of the year, the Red Cross...

  • Does Your Organization need Money?

    Lee York, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    If your group needs to raise money for upcoming projects, then plan on attending the Grant writing webinar at the Lincoln Library on Tuesday, Jan.14 from 9-10 a.m. This is a free course for any group or organization that needs to find more funding. “Grants can offer valuable opportunities for small communities, nonprofits, and other organizations to extend their reach and accomplish their goals. The Lincoln Library is working together with the Lincoln Council for the Arts to provide several opportunities for Lincoln r...

  • Haying in winter

    Dick Geary, Featured Columnist|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get a pie in the sky when you die. - Joe Hill (Joseph Hillstrom) The Preacher and the Slave I've written a number of times about the changes in ranching that I've seen. The most dramatic is the sophistication of the mechanics involved in putting up the hay. The introduction of the round and big square balers, plus the swathers changed the summer ritual of haying from 30 – 60 days of frenetic activity by eight men or more to just a few w...

  • Tis the Season for Giving… And Friendly Competitions

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    Lincoln is a very generous community, and when two entities go head-to-head in a fun and friendly competition, everyone wins. The Lincoln School and Citizens Alliance Bank have teamed up and challenged one another to see who could raise more to benefit local residents in need this holiday season. During the bank’s third annual food drive, bank employees, working together for the cause, received items and donations from patrons and community members. Donations were then m...

  • Dear Dietician: meat substitutes

    Leanne McCrate, Featured columnist|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    Dear Dietitian, This past weekend, a friend encouraged me to try a meatless burger. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was delicious and tasted like meat! Are these meatless substitutes healthier than meat? Thanks, Josh Dear Josh, When it comes to consumer satisfaction, burgers made with meat substitutes taste like meat, look like meat, and have a similar texture. An increased number of consumers are switching to plant-based diets for many reasons, including...

  • Deputy's Log Dec. 8 - Dec. 14

    Deputy Robert Rivera, Lewis and Clark County Sheriffs Office|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    The Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received seven Calls for Service in the Lincoln area during the week of Dec. 8 through Dec. 14, 2019. One of those were a VIN inspection performed in and around the Lincoln area by deputies. No calls for service generated a case report last week. Other calls for service in the Lincoln area were one non-injury crash, one injury crash, one false alarm, one investigative call for service, and one suspicious circumstance. Lincoln Ambulance...

  • Optimist Raffle

    Laurie Welty|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    The Optimists Club held the raffle at Lincoln's very own Power House Gym. Jan Weaver won the large Christmas Stocking, which was filled to overflowing with many useful and fun new items for both kids and adults both. Cassie Brandenburger was very excited to win the beautifully crafted quilt created by Jesse Sallin...

  • Lynx HS basketball season opens with non-conference losses

    Roger Dey, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    The Lincoln High School basketball teams opened their seasons Friday Dec. 6 and Saturday Dec. 7 with back-to-back losses to Hot Springs and Charlo. The Lincoln boys worked to overcome an early lead by the Hot Springs Dec. 6 with a second half rally that saw the Lynx outscore the Savage Heat in the second half. Unfortutnaltey for the Lynx, Hot Springs overcame the comeback effort by building on their first half lead, handing Lincoln a narrow 58-53 loss. Despite the loss,...

  • Jr. High Lynx butt Helena Rams

    Connie McAfferty, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    The Helena Christian School seventh and eighth grade Rams brought their pressure defense to Lincoln Tuesday, Dec. 10, to face the tough and improving junior high Lincoln Lynx. In the A-team game, a tired and emotional young Lynx squad gave their all to secure the 36 - 30 win over the more numerous Helena Rams. Jumping out to a good start right from the first whistle, the Lynx were fired up to give their fans a good show for the final home contest. Logan "Rhino" Joyce was a...

  • Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 2 of 4)

    Rick and Susie Graetz, University of Montana|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    An important portion of The Corps of Discovery's journey occurred in southwest Montana. On July 19, 1805, Lewis and his men were struggling up the Missouri between present-day Upper and Lower Holter lakes. "from the singular appearance of this place I called it the gates of the rocky mountains." The next day, searching for "the three forks of the Missouri," they entered the first of southwest Montana's big valleys – Helena's Prickly Pear Valley. Arriving at the meeting of t...

  • Montana Natural Heritage Program a Free Source For Outdoor Information

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    Local and customizable field guides are available online through the Natural Heritage Program, allowing hikers, hunters, students and outdoor aficionados of all types the opportunity to learn more about Montana. The Montana Natural Heritage Program (mtnhp.org ) collects objective data about Montana's species and habitats, providing access to a broad array of information about the state's wildlife. The Montana Field Guides are a partnership project between the Natural Heritage...

  • Letter: Follow up from Pepe LeDeau

    Updated Dec 17, 2019

    A little over a month ago, Dr. Carter at St. Patrick’s, spent three-and-a-half hours on my left lung surgery. It still hurts, but not as much as that next night in ICU. I had to cough up some mucus, if not, you get sick. The nurse sat with me for an hour, she kept saying it’ll come, it’s getting closer – even holding my hand at times. I couldn’t have done it without her. The pain was intense, but after that I knew it could be done. Had two nurses that night, watched the last game of the World Series with them. I find base...

  • Upcoming Board Vacancies, Skijoring Top Chamber Meeting Discussions

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    Upcoming board elections and Skijor Lincoln were the main topics discussed at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce. With the resignation of one director and terms for two other directors coming to an end, the Chamber is still seeking to fill empty seats. Normally, the board consists of seven seated directors, but has been running on less than that for this past year. Although there are three new individuals running for some of the open positions, an...

  • Business Owners Cooperating to Create Festive Main Street for Holiday Season

    Kate Radford, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    As the holidays near, Christmas lights are going up around Lincoln and along Main Street, the lights at several businesses will be coordinated to music. Aaron Birkholz, owner of Coyote Coffee, has been working on synchronizing the lights at his business and home to music for the last couple of years. This year, he's working with other local businesses to try to light up the entire Main Street. A few years ago, Birkholz started noticing elaborate Christmas light displays and...

  • Changing Things Up at the Lincoln Library

    Tammy Jordan, BVD|Updated Dec 17, 2019

    There's a lot going on at the Lincoln Branch of the Lewis & Clark Library. New Hours For the first time in at least 15 years, the Lincoln Library will have new hours of operation. Over the summer, the library conducted a survey regarding their hours of operation, and to gain input on the types of programming and events the community would like to see from the library. Last Thursday evening, Dec. 12, Lincoln Librarian Kate Radford held a public meeting to go over the survey...

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