The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Arcylle Shaw
Contributing Writer 

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March 15, 2017

Crossing the Jefferson River on Highway 359 to the left is what I like to call ‘the hundred acre woods’. Winnie the Pooh isn’t around, but the trees scarred from a fire a few years ago, make the area captivating with imagination. With Spring approaching some of the trees will be turning green and the foliage on the floor of woods will come to life. The herons will build their nests in the tops of the trees that are suitable. The adventuresome child inside of me would like to investigate the woods and find a special hiding place.

March Madness begins this week. Grinder’s Espresso has a contest going. Fill in the brackets (you can get a sheet from Emily at the Coffee Hut) and if you choose the champion, you will get a $10.00 gift card from Grinder’s Espresso.

Don’t forget the Dance/Labor Auction on March 24th at the gym. It’s your opportunity to support the 7th and 8th grades in their fund raising for the school trip.

The Editor’s column last week explained a whole lot of issues that showed up in the Ledger. Thanks, Jack. Your humility and honesty is encouraging. If folks didn’t read your column, they are probably still wondering why you put ‘Wolves’ instead of ‘Trojans’ in the headlines. You will probably have to defend and explain it more than once.

Last week on Highway 359 between the pottery shop and the post office, a semi-truck tried to turn around and got a little lop-sided. The highway was totally blocked for over three hours. No one was hurt, just the truck.

Dan Harrington said that his annual ONO Horse Clinic had seventeen unbroke horses brought by their owners. Specialized trainers are there for the sessions for the week. Many of the participants have taken advantage of this clinic before. They come from other parts of Montana, Circle being the farthest. However, this year there were folks from North Dakota for a first time experience. Dan said that it was a successful undertaking and the first couple of days there were lots of observers.

A gentleman named Nick Shauger came to the Museum today doing research on the Korean population in the Whitehall area in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Help from the files and then Patty Strozzi coming to help, made his trip fruitful. Plans are for a Korean gathering in September as part of a memorial service for one of the Lee family. Lucy Chun will be a valuable resource for Mr. Shauger. Lucy grew up in Whitehall, graduated from WHS and today lives in Butte where she is a Senior Companion to many.

A quick thank you to those who offered such kind condolences to me with the death of my sister, Mary Leila Martin. She was my idol growing up - good student, musical and was active in other activities. She went to college, married Carl Martin and when they lived in California Wanda Hinton and I visited twice. She never ceased from being special to me, but she was not an ‘idol’. I learned that God doesn’t share His worship. She loved the same God and that bond can’t be broken. Romans 16:27 “To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever, Amen!”


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