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Thought Provokers: 9/28/2022

The average adult probably has hundreds of thousands of lyrics memorized but they won’t realize they have it memorized until the song starts playing, even decades later. A morning coffee habit is as much about waking your colon as it’s about...

 

Dear Editor: My take on EVs

Dear Editor, Okay, this is me jumping on the proverbial bandwagon. Most, if not everyone, in town knows that I drive an electric vehicle. It’s not quite the same issue as a Tesla or a Prius but still, the principle still applies. There are...

 

Dear Editor: Support Ronning

Dear Editor, I would like to encourage you and our fellow eastern Montanans to vote this Fall from our hearts. Republican, Independent, Green, Libertarian, Social Democrat, Trumpster, and Democrat are shorthand labels more serving the convenience of...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    September 28, 2022 

Just Ask Georgia: 9/28/2022

Georgia, I have a question, I need advice! My fiance and I are having lots of issues right now. We can’t stop fighting and I don’t know what to do. I quit my job because wedding planning is taking up so much time and now my fiance is refusing to...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    September 28, 2022 

Connecting Point: The Answer for Broken People

Gimmicks abound all around us, allowing a few people to claim to know everything. One can search the Internet regarding almost any HOW TO, and it will produce a list of apps desiring your next click. The Internet has changed the world of advertising...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 9/28/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Don’t push yourself too far this week, Aries. That is a surefire way to be overcome by stress and deplete your energy, which you need to get things done. Pace yourself. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Hold your tongue and try not to get...

 

Thought Provokers: 9/21/2022

There’s no way that guy with the fistful of money at the underground street fight remembers the odds everyone took AND who they bet on. Humanity will never reach a point where automation takes care of all our basic needs while capitalism exists...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    September 21, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 9/21/2022

Dear Georgia, I have a question. I’m a single mom going to college and living with my sister. A couple of weeks ago, I asked my neighbor, a very nice guy, if he could watch my kids for two hours while I went to class because my sister was not...

 

Connecting Point: Go With Grace

Most people aspire toward greatness. Even the most passionless person aspires in some area or hobby to do it well. Boys and girls, men and women dream of achieving accolades in sports, acting, a career, etc. “The sky is the limit” goes the...

 

Two Perspectives on Electric Vehicles (EVs)

To anyone considering purchasing an electric vehicle, I urge you to reconsider. These vehicles are incredibly dangerous on our streets and highways and can be deadly to drivers and passengers. They are not as eco-friendly as the marketing would have...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 9/21/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Teaching what you know to others is a continuous theme for you this week, Aries. You want to impart wisdom any way that you can and you’ll have the opportunity to do so. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you’ll finally gain greater...

 

Dear Editor: Cafe 1889 Permanently Closed

To all Café 1889 friends, patrons, customers, supporters, and even critics: We have been closed for a while and planned to reopen on September 20th, but as the date got closer, we realized that the passion for pursuing our dream just wasn’t there...

 

Dear Editor: Help Registering to Vote Available

Dear Editor and Jefferson County residents, Saturday mornings, under the flag-bedecked canopy just west of the fishpond in Legion Park, representatives of the non-partisan League of Women Voters (LWV) are offering registration forms and help, if...

 

Blessed to Pay It Forward

On the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, one of my best friends contacted me. She works for ABC FOX Montana and had been given quite a few tickets to Montana's Biggest Weekend in Dillon, Montana for the...

 

Thought Provokers: 9/14/2022

Generally speaking, when you feel stupid it’s because you just got smarter. Queen Elizabeth’s birth was probably announced via a telegram and her death via a Tweet. There’s something profound in the fact that wolves went from being our...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    September 14, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 9/14/2022

Georgia, I have a question. I’m Gen X and I have a huge problem with how I am left carrying the weight for Millenials. For example, I’m 42 and my daughter is 22. She decided a while ago she does not want any kids. She’s actually getting a...

 

Connecting Point: Mission Ready

When the subject of heaven and hell come up, some people listen intently, almost as if they are searching for an answer. But, others seem to run and hide. Over the last two months of columns, I have walked this journey with you, the reader. I want...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 9/14/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, think about waking up very early or staying up late to enjoy some quiet time. You can improve upon this sense of peace by enjoying the respite outdoors. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 You may be tempted to live the week in a fantasy...

 

Thought Provokers: 9/7/2022

The odds of being born are 1 in 400 trillion but there is no one in the world who hasn’t beat those odds. Given Elvis Presley’s popularity, it’s surprising more people aren’t named Elvis. Western Boomers were underqualified people who had...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    September 7, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 9/7/2022

Dear Georgia, After years of shopping at Walmart, I have become aware that the acceptable shopping attire at these stores is pajamas, of varying sorts, and to one degree or another. I’m not mentioning any place names or my age, but in the time and...

 

Connecting Point: Eyes Wide Open

If you have felt discouraged and overwhelmed at times consider the often quoted Billy Graham: “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God,...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 9/7/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 This week you may need to carve out some alone time to get yourself centered again, Aries. Too many things have been pulling you in different directions lately. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Don’t feel the need to conform to what others...

 

Thought Provokers: 8/31/2022

Of all of the common household flies people have killed so far in our existence, flies have not evolved to avoid humans. You are probably still ‘it’ from an unfinished game of tag. Driving safely is less about how you drive, and more about how...

 
 By DARIN GAUB    Opinion    August 31, 2022

Guest Editorial: To Your County, O America

AMERICA’S RUBICON. On January 10, 49 B.C. Caesar and his army crossed the Rubicon River. By formally entering the Roman Empire he knowingly committed treason as it was against the law to cross the river with an army. Since that event, the phrase...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    August 31, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 8/31/2022

Dear Readers: Jo has retired from her column, at least for the time being. Please welcome Georgia, our newest satire etiquette advice giver! Georgia, I have a question, How do I convince my cousin, who is dead set on a home birth, NOT to do an...

 

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