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 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    March 20, 2019 

Dear Dietician: Cancer and nutrition

Dear Readers, Today I am writing about a topic near to my heart: nutrition and cancer, or more pointedly, nutrition myths and cancer. My clinical...

 

Lincoln Out of Date

March 19, 1969 Local Chamber Has A Name A five􀀚man steering committee has decided to name the new organization 'Lincoln Valley Chamber of...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    March 20, 2019 

Grandmother Ethel

With most of the news being about politics these days, I think often about our maternal grandmother who was a dedicated Republican in the Eisenhower...

 

Dear Dietician: Fish oil

Dear Dietitian, My cousin tells me she is taking fish oil supplements to help her with depression. Do you know of any studies on this topic? Thank...

 

This is Montana Montana: One state with three changing regions

Montana is a single state. But in reality, there are many Montanas – some defined by variations in terrain and vegetation, others by climate and sti...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    March 13, 2019

The birds of spring, a harbinger of summer

This last siege of storms has made for long winter. The snow is welcome, but it may delay spring grass and the return of migratory birds. As kids,...

 

Dear Dietician: Low sodium diet

Dear Dietitian, My husband was recently in the hospital and diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He has been instructed to follow a 1500 mg...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    March 6, 2019

The cold frustration of winter

This last blizzard got me thinking about how hard the old timers had to work just to keep the house warm from September to May, and to cook every day...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Columns    March 6, 2019

When winter ends

Winter will end. Trust me. But what will we see when all that white stuff disappears? A landscape green from melting snow littered with dead deer? Pro...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    February 27, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Columbus Don't

Having been raised in a rather traditional lifestyle and culture, I by no means consider myself a person who places no value in the past. Having said that, I like to think that I also recognize the...

 

Mountaintop Musings: First Steps on the Self-Confrontation Journey

To change biblically and travel the “self-confrontation journey” one must be born-again, a Christian, a Christ-follower; the terms may vary but you must be a person who has sincerely asked Jesus...

 

Kenny

When I was at my sickest in Brazil, and my legs didn't work to the point I sometimes couldn't get off the toilet by myself, I remembered a rancher...

 

Dear Dietician: Probiotics

Dear Dietitian, My friend is always on the latest health kick, so now she is taking probiotics every day and swears she feels so much better. She keep...

 

'Sundry rubber goods'

I've always kept myself on the outer edges of society, preferring to observe its actions and ideas with a soft contempt, always keeping my "ironic...

 

Dear Dietician: Prediabetes

Dear Dietitian, My husband was just diagnosed with prediabetes. We were given a sheet of paper with information on this, but it left us with many...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Starting the self-confrontation journey

This week I want to share some thoughts on how a person can change. But it is not change for changes’ sake, but how a person can change Biblically? How does a person adjust their thinking to match...

 

Learning patience from the farm flock

Years back almost every ranch kept a "farm flock" of 100 – 200 ewes. They provided extra income from their wool and lambs, but could be a nuisance...

 

Dear Dietician: Fiber

Dear Dietitian, I just read an article that said eating a high fiber diet helps prevent colon cancer, but other articles on this topic have said the...

 

Mountaintop Musings: The self confrontation challenge

Well after almost one month of the New Year I imagine we all have failed in several or all of our New Year’s resolutions. It is very difficult to make changes. Old habitats die hard they say! For...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    January 30, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Honest Mistakes

I think I may have unwittingly traumatized my kid this weekend. She’s stoic, so it’s hard to tell, but I have the sneaking suspicion that I’ll be hearing about this incident over Thanksgiving...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 30, 2019

An ongoing loss of heritage and history

Some time ago I saw a photograph taken at the Helmville cemetery on the day they buried my great grandfather in 1922. In the picture there's a...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 23, 2019

Rites of Passage

It took me a long time to fully appreciate the differences between a rural upbringing and an urban upbringing. These differences are not especially...

 

Dear Dietician: E. Coli.

Dear Readers, A few months ago, I wrote about the 2018 Escherichia Coli (E. Coli) outbreaks related to Romaine lettuce. The contaminated lettuce was...

 

Dear Dietician: Overeating

Dear Readers, Now that the holidays are over and it's back to our normal routine, some of us may resolve to eat healthier in 2019. Many of us have...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    January 16, 2019

My Smart Mouth: Woman's Best Friend

Despite having grown up surrounded by animals – or perhaps because of it – I am not a card-carrying member of the dog lover’s club. Before you rally a lynch mob, let me explain my position by...

 

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