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 By BILL LANES    Opinion    August 31, 2022

Connecting Point: Erasing Hell

You’ve observed no doubt that nature provides us with many parallels: a butterfly has two wings. In thinking of eternity, many fear death—that parallel with life. Joy and contentment contrast with loneliness and despair. Throughout history, we ha...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 8/31/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Listen to the people around you as well as your inner voice this week, Aries. With all the information at hand, you can make some difficult decisions with confidence. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it may prove challenging to...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    August 24, 2022

Connecting Point: Is Hell Real?

Often, controversial topics scare us. But just because a matter is uncomfortable, sometimes it’s an unintended consequence for clergy when they are motivated by caring, caring that includes caring for people. So, Jesus spoke about Hell even more...

 

Not Ready For This School Year

It's the cliche statement we hear every year. Summer went by too fast. Whitehall School starts today and summer is over. I've always enjoyed the start of a new school year. My son gets a haircut, he...

 

Up In Arms About Something Normal

The internet is all abuzz about a recent video showing Chef Gordon Ramsay saying it's "oven time" and "yummy yum" to a lamb he's selected to eat. Why is this so funny, to me at least? Because of its...

 

Dear Editor: Pandemic a Blessing in Disguise?

Dear Editor, These are just a few thoughts running through my head for a couple of years now. What if the recent so-called pandemic (some say Plandemic) has been a blessing in disguise?! Now, whether one believes there’s anything to all these...

 

Thought Provokers 8/17/2022

There are lots of people that don’t get any compliments because everyone already thinks they get complimented. A lot of people have stung their eyes from opening them underwater after seeing people on TV do it flawlessly. The crust is bread armor....

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 17, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 8/17/2022

Dear Jo, I was just daydreaming and thinking a lot today. I was thinking about how crazy it is that a person has walked on the moon and on Mars. Do you think a person will ever walk on the sun? I know it’s really hot but I am thinking if they went...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    August 17, 2022

Connecting Point: A Free Gift

Some echo the words “There is nothing free in life” The pessimist opines, “In one way or another there’s some sort of catch.” Sadly some relationships are founded on play for play or a hard fast IOU. Power and greed infect our lives way...

 

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...

 

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