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 By Jim Oly    Columns    February 12, 2020 

Hey Howdy Hey

Sending out a big Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to all who have participated in the making and selling of the big Valentine’s cookie sale the Lincoln school puts on every year. Teresa Brown is a big...

 

Dear Dietitian

Dear Dietitian, I have had diabetes for fifteen years and have kept it under good control. But recently, my blood sugars have been higher, around 200...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    Columns    February 12, 2020 

Tales and Trails: The color of magpies

Some of the hardest questions to answer start with why. Why will fish bite one day and not the next, or even stop biting when they were having a...

 

Mountain Top Musings

As a little boy people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I am sure everyone has been asked this question. It is a normal thing for...

 

From My Perspective

So there's been some buzz the last few years in regards to having a 'word of the year." I've known people who have practiced this method since 2016...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    February 5, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the local truck drivers that live here in Lincoln. I apologize if I miss anyone. I am just going by the ones I currently know. I know that E...

 

Dear Dietitian

Dear Dietitian, I am health conscious and try to get enough fiber in my diet, but sometimes I miss the mark. I noticed some protein bars have 10 grams...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    February 5, 2020

Cow/calf operation

Ranchers get a bad rap. Agriculture is portrayed as a destructive industry, composed of corporate-owned operations that practice aggressive farming...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    January 29, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey to Mr. Ernie Lundberg. I was walking my dog Trooper down the street last Thursday or could have been Friday. I can’t remember, but the one thing I do r...

 

Dear Dietician

Dear Readers, Last week we discussed U.S. News' rankings of the top three diets for overall health, so it seems only balanced to discuss the bottom...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 29, 2020

Chickens, a fox and a lie

My father was 91 years old the last time I lied to him. He wasn't a demanding father, so there were never many falsehoods necessary in our lives ...

 

Mountain top Musings: Recognizing the True Value of Life

The other evening my wife and I were over at some friend's house for dinner. While there we watched the Mecum Auto auction for a while. It was excitin...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 22, 2020

The corner gate

"It is impossible to please all the world and one's father." Jean de La Fontaine Fables (1668) Family owned ranches and farms demand a familial unity...

 

Dear Dietician: Diets

Dear Readers, Now that we are getting settled into the new year, many of us are working on getting healthier. There is so much information about...

 

Dear Dietician: Sugars

Dear Readers, Another year is behind us, and now it's time to get back to our normal routines. Many of us, including myself, have overeaten during...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 15, 2020

High-headed creatures

My father and two of his brothers spent their entire lives on the ranch. Two served in WWII, but the other never left the property. They were...

 

Mountaintop Musings: The Cure for Worry

Lately I have found great contentment in some areas that have caused me much stress. However, as I write this column, I find that some of those...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    January 8, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the fellows who run the Lincoln Transfer Site. Doug Cousins, who has been there 15 years and Dan Thomas who is under a month shy of three...

 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 4 of 4)

For the most part, the physical and social geography of Southwest Montana has changed little with the passage of time. Ranching and agriculture are...

 

Dear Dietitian: Resolutions

Dear Readers, The New Year is upon us, and along with it, come those resolutions. There is room for improvement in all our lives, right? As many as 70...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 8, 2020

A choice of suffering

Unearned suffering is redemptive. - Martin Luther King I had been in Barra do Bugres for about six months when a stranger knocked at my door. I could...

 

From My Perspective

Hi, and welcome to the first edition of a new column I've been working on called "From my Perspective." I mean let's face it, everyone has an...

 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 3 of 4)

Fur trappers, followed quickly on the heels of Lewis and Clark into the new frontier. Searching for beaver to satisfy the latest fashion demands of...

 

Dear Dietitian: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Dear Readers, I thought it would be good to end 2019 on a positive note, and according to an analysis of the National Health and Nutrition...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 1, 2020

Circling the ranch

While in Barra do Bugres during my third year in the Peace Corps, Sr. René stopped by my house and asked me to attend a churrasco at his place on...

 

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