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Thought Provokers: 8/10/2022

To pretend like we are yelling, we make our voices quieter. The best and worst part about the internet: it’s pretty easy to find people who act and think as you do. There are two types of people: those who stop the microwave with 1 second left,...

 

Murder (and fun) at Gunslinger Gulch

This weekend three of my ladies and I went to Gunslinger Gulch in Anaconda and participated in a murder mystery game, along with 23 other individuals. This 52-acre ghost town brought us all the fun...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    August 10, 2022 

Connecting Point: All Things New

Who doesn’t like new things? I recall the day we brought home our first family puppy, Oreo. The kids grew more ecstatic with each new day in the beginning. They made promises of how they would care for her, including pooper scooper patrol, feeding...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 8/10/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your energy levels are elevated this week and that’s just the start of the positive energy floating around you. Harness your energy and use it to complete a project. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 A quiet week is ahead, which is...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 10, 2022 

Go Ask Jo: 8/10/2022

Dear Jo, I was brought up in a fairly strict household, but ever since I moved out of my father’s house, I have progressively gotten better! The further I distance myself from said household, both geographically and spiritually, the more my status...

 

Dear Editor: Move by the GOP Unconscionable

Dear Editor, I’m used to hypocrisy, but this move by the GOP was unconscionable. On July 27th, Steve Daines joined 40 of his Republican Senate colleagues and voted against the PACT Act, a pro-vet bill that had already passed the House. The next...

 
 By TERRY MURPHY    Opinion    August 3, 2022

Dear Editor: Regarding Paul Cartwright's Opinion Piece

Dear Editor, Regarding the Opinion piece by Paul Cartwright, I would beg to differ. I served in the Montana State Senate with Matt Rosendale. While Matt and I didn’t vote the same on every single bill I knew that his votes were cast after...

 

Dear Editor: Take a Look at Gary Buchanan

Dear Editor, Take a look at Gary Buchanan. During these dog days of summer take some time to focus on Gary Buchanan. He is an Independent running for the Second Congressional District of Montana. The Second Congressional District or Eastern...

 

Dear Editor: A Big Thank You...But We Need Your Continued Help

Dear Editor, A big thank you from the ladies at the Country Store, to the people who donate clean beautiful clothing, shoes, baby clothes, books, blankets, sheets, working appliances, pots and pans, furniture, and too many more items to mention,...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 3, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 8/3/2022

Dear Jo, It is hot, hot, hot! I have sweat in places I cannot mention. I never thought I would say this, but I am thinking of trying those new deodorant products for private areas. I actually saw one that is called “Lionbutter!” What?! I keep...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    August 3, 2022

More Than Streets of Gold

Who hasn’t wondered what heaven will be like? If you are like me you have had an image at one time in your life of an angelic afterlife. The Bible provides a strong Christ-like understanding of heaven. Author Lee Stroble provides us with two kinds...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 8/3/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, try to focus on simple pleasures this week. You don’t have to travel to foreign lands or handle complicated hobbies to find happiness right now. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, seek opportunities to focus your mind, which...

 
 By RUTH LOTT    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Dear Editor: Thankful for Cardwell General Store

Dear Editor, I am writing to say how much I appreciate the changes Curt and Laurie Perry have made at the Cardwell General Store. Although it’s only a couple of miles from my place I never went there because the few times I did they didn’t carry...

 

Go Ask Jo: 7/27/2022

Dear Jo, My cat has tasted human blood...should I put her down or is there a spell to save her from becoming a cannibal? I was playing a juggling game with her when I miscalculated the height and she landed on my head, bit my ear, and scratched my sc...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Connecting Point: Faith in Heaven, Our Foundation

Both my grandfather and grandmother were fond of saying, “Oh for heaven’s sake.” Lately, in SW Montana, I have not heard the expression. A poll of Americans finalized in November of 2021 by the Pew Research Center revealed that approximately...

 

Opinion: Building the Airplane While It's Flying

Gary Buchanan is on the ballot as an Independent running for the Second Congressional District. I helped a little by gathering the necessary signatures. It was a curious adventure. When the signature drive started, the political operatives all...

 

Some People You Can Never Thank Enough, They Do So Much...

Some people do things simply out of the goodness of their hearts, not wanting anything in return. Several of these wonderful people came into my life last week. The crew of Expedition Church (the...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 7/27/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 This week you may find yourself taking on a teaching or mentoring role, Aries. It is one way to volunteer in the community and pay it forward. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, this week it may be challenging for you to relate to...

 

THOUGHT PROVOKERS: 7/20/2022

Too many people in the world think they can pet any animal like it’s a dog. It was SO much easier to stumble upon horrifying, unforgettable websites 15 years ago. Humans will feed wild animals, which is harmful, but won’t feed other humans,...

 

Sometimes the Office Just Needs to Be Closed...

In the last few months, the Ledger office has been closed several times, more than ever since I purchased the paper. There are several reasons why, both professional and personal, and I thought I’d give everyone a little insight into my life. In...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 7/20/2022

Dear Jo, This weekend I was invited to attend a baby shower for a coworker's daughter. Several other coworkers attended as well. None of us had actually met the daughter. When we were introduced to the daughter, we all congratulated her on her...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Connecting Point: Last Breath

“When will I die?” is almost a universal question. After all, at some point, we do die. I try to approach the topic with sensitivity. I do understand that as this column reaches readers some are dealing with the death of a family member or a frie...

 
 By DEBBY BARRETT    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Opinion: It's Time for FWP to Follow the Law on Elk Management

Montana’s elk population has tripled over the last 40 years. For decades we have exceeded the sustainable objective levels in most hunting districts. FWP’s goal is 92,000 elk in Montana, but today there are an estimated 175,000. That excess elk...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 7/20/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Financial inspiration could arrive this week, Aries. Instead of repeating old cycles in your life, think of minor tweaks you can make that will have an impact on your bottom line. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you are in a...

 

Thought Provokers 7/13/2022

The most dangerous type of man is one that feels that he is superior but feels like he’s viewed as inferior. Arguing online is a form of turn-based combat. A perfect circle can never exist on a screen since it’s made of square pixels. You need...

 

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