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 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....

 
 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...

 
 By Jean Pocha    Columns    March 18, 2021

Instant Spring

Welcome to Instant Spring, Montana style. Although the sunny days are far from warming the soil, the snow is gradually sinking into the ground and it’s certainly warming my heart and energizing me...

 

Montana's Lonesome Highway

From the center of the state at Lewistown, it is 262 miles to Sidney and just a few miles further to the Dakota line. At night you can drive 50 miles...

 

Commentary: H.R. 1: The Election Threat

As a country, we've just come through easily the worst election of my lifetime and one where obvious weaknesses in our system were exposed. Most...

 
 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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    March 4, 2021

Hey Howdy hey: Something I believe in

This is not something I normally write about, but it is something I believe in. I have recently been reading a book written by Christian writer Joel...

 

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...

 

Op-Ed: Calling for a Convention of States

Last week the Montana Senate voted on a crucial measure to address the current fiscal crisis ongoing in Washington, D.C. Informed citizens know U.S. debt is now approaching $28 trillion. This does...

 

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...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    January 28, 2021

Hey Howdy Hey: Drumming up cheer and donations

Well, here is a little follow up story on Jim and Trooper’s crusade of good cheer that started here in Lincoln on Dec. 6. It was my very first show...

 

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...

 

Deputy's Log: Dec. 6 to Dec. 12

Lewis and Clark County 911 Center received twelve calls for service during the week of Dec. 6 to Dec. 12 in the Lincoln area. Deputies performed two...

 

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....

 

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