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 By Leanne McCrate    Columns    April 24, 2019 

Dear Dietician: Unhealthy eating

Dear Dietitian, My son is in the fourth grade and is beginning to form unhealthy eating habits. He eats junk food while sitting in front of the...

 
 By Dave Caroll    Columns    April 24, 2019 

Mountaintop Musings: Evidence for Faith and Easter

Chester Beatty Papyri and Bodmer Papyri are almost complete New Testament’s and date from 200-250 AD. This helps ensure authenticity. The completeness of the New Testament. We have it all, nothing...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 24, 2019 

The Shack

I've mentioned a number of times the constancy a person experiences when raised on a rural property. The phenomenon crosses generations and allows...

 

Dear Dietician: Listeria

Dear Readers, If you have been listening to the news lately, you may have heard about more food recalls. This time almond butter and avocados were...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 17, 2019

The phenomenon of dying rural towns

The other day I was in a town about 100 miles from here. Townsend used to be a dynamic place, but there are a lot of empty storefronts there now. The...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Columns    April 17, 2019

Tales and Trails: Fly-tying for the aged

Several years ago, an old man, who I really didn't know, died and his wife gave me a grocery bag full of his fly-tying material. And for a long time,...

 

Dear Dietician": Insulin

Dear Readers, Chances are you know someone who has diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 30 million Americans have the...

 
 By Dave Caroll    Columns    April 10, 2019

Mountaintop Musings:

The basis for real change in one’s thinking, feelings and living is found in the Holy Bible. Even people that are not professing Christians have throughout history affirmed the value in the Word of...

 
 By Hope Quay    Columns    April 10, 2019

Into the Drink

April 15th marks the one-hundred-and-seventh anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a catastrophic accident that resulted in tragic loss of life...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 10, 2019

Myriad pets, both domestic and wild

Rural children grow up with fewer organized activities than do their urban counterparts, but they enjoy a variety of country opportunities not...

 

Dear Dietician: Food Alegires

Dear Readers, Food allergies are on the rise in the United States, and it is estimated that as many as 8 percent of children suffer from at least one...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    April 3, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: Springtime Ramblings

Well spring has finally showed up, both on the calendar and in the warmer temperatures and melting snow. I know we are all glad for this time of year, especially after the rough month we had in...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    April 3, 2019

Family comes through in untenable situations

This winter I spent some time in both retro and introspection. The results aren't very good, I'm afraid. I showed some promise as a child, but when pu...

 

Dear Dietician

Dear Dietitian, I have recently lost twenty pounds, and I've been exercising to keep the weight off. My problem is I sometimes eat at night out of...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    March 27, 2019

Mountain top Musings: The Authority for the Self-Confrontation Journey

The basis for real change in one’s thinking, feelings and living is found in the Holy Bible. Even people that are not professing Christians have throughout history affirmed the value in the Word of...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    March 27, 2019

The demanding life of a ranch matriarch

I don't know how our paternal grandmother managed. She wasn't different than any of the women who raised families in the early and mid-20th century. T...

 

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...

 

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