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Patching Cracks

6 years ago, while I was interviewing for pastor jobs, right before my wife and I decided to come to Big Sandy, I visited a small church in southern Indiana. The congregation had declined in the previous years after the pastor left his wife and...

 

PINOCHLE RESULTS

Nine players gathered at The Mint on August 4th to spend an afternoon of playing cards. The entry fee was $5 to enter the tournament and the winners were: 1st place: Laurence Ophus (7880) who won $20, 2nd Place: Marvin Works (7630) who won $10, &...

 

Green Acres

Turf to Trees (Applied Urban Integrated Pest Management Workshop) Montana State University’s Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program will host its first training on August 24, 2017. Are you interested in Urban IPM Certification or do you wan...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

It is the first column of August and time for another recipe. This is a summer recipe and is all about cooking the best tasting bratwurst you will ever eat! First, get four of five large bratwursts. If you can get some that the butcher shop has made...

 

Bee Lucke and the Oysters

It was a hot July much like this one and Bee Lucke was spending some vacation time at our cabin on Clear Creek. It was too hot to fish but it was not too hot to drink beer so Bee had consumed his shar...

 

Patching Cracks

Over the weekend, my wife and I sent our kids to stay with a friend and set out to a bed and breakfast in Cascade to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. The spot we picked to stay at was beautiful and situated right on the Missouri River. We had...

 

ART MAKES FOR HAPPY FACES

A group of happy art makers participated in an art workshop conducted by Roberta Edwards and Doug Giebel in the new Big Sandy Cultural Center. More sessions are planned throughout the summer. They...

 

Vacation Retreats for your Montana Summer

When Glacier Park Incorporated lost their major concession for hotels and restaurants in Glacier National Park, little did I know that it would be a return back to my childhood for me. Because Glacier Park Incorporated lost that major concession,...

 

Walter Gerson Poetry Contest Teacher's Choice Winner

This is the ninth year former Big Sandy High School graduate Ellaraine Lockie has provided the English students at BSHS the opportunity to participate in the Walter Gerson Poetry Contest. Each year Ellaraine Lockie judges students’ poetry, makes...

 

Fourth of July, 2017

When I was a much younger man than I am now, I spent the time leading up to the Fourth of July figuring where to go for the Fourth to have the maximum amount of fun. Often I ended up on Clear Creek, Howard’s Hill, Beaver Creek or somewhere in the...

 

Walter Gerson Poetry Contest Co - Third Honorable Mention

This is the ninth year former Big Sandy High School graduate Ellaraine Lockie has provided the English students at BSHS the opportunity to participate in the Walter Gerson Poetry Contest. Each year Ellaraine Lockie judges students’ poetry, makes...

 

Green Acres

Mulching is a must for lawn and garden landscapes during the hot summer The single most serious problem with ornamental plants in Northern Plains region is not a disease, insect or mite problem; it is environmental stress. Stress affects plant...

 

Patching Cracks

Kudzu vines are a species of Japanese leafy vines that were imported to the United States in 1876 and planted throughout the southern states in an effort to stem soil erosion. They performed this job very well. The climate in the South is perfect...

 

Ursus Horribilis aptly named

The Latin name for a grizzly bear is Ursus Horribilis and it gets that name because it is one of the few animals in the world that exhibited not the slightest fear of man in many situations and it...

 

Getting By

Precautions must be taken to ensure your personal information and finances are secure when banking online. The first important piece to look for is if the bank displays the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) logo to attest to the bank’s...

 

THE LIBRARY

This week Vicki has chosen “THE GIRL WITH NO SHADOW” by Joanne Harris. This book is a sequel to “CHOCOLATE HOLY FOODS” and is delightful dark and a far darker chocolate recipe. The wind has always dictated Vianne Rocher’s every move,...

 

Tears of the Sower/ songs of the Reaper

When I am driving to Big Sandy and back these days, I see that the fields are full of folks sowing their crops and hoping for a good harvest and good prices. I think of that famous favorite hymn of the famous Methodist Missionary Brother Van,...

 

Pinochle Results

Four tables of players enjoyed another Sunday in the Mint family room playing 7 rounds of pinochle on May 21st. Many of the regulars were absent and very much missed! Highest round for the day was 1480 played by Roberta Whetham and Nora Grubb. The...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

Last weekend I went to Lake McDonald and Glacier National Park for the first time this season. It was wonderful. I participated in the first log ceremony at Lake McDonald Lodge where on the day the Lodge opens, a crowd gathers and the first fire in...

 

Senior Center News

Contact the Senior Citizen cooks at 378-2405. All lunches include an entrée, vegetable, potato, salad, dessert and drink and all cost $5.00 unless otherwise noted. Menus for the coming week are as follows: Wednesday, April 19 crispy chicken sandwich...

 

APRIL BOOK CLUB REPORT

April showers bring May flowers, but we had a lovely April meeting with no showers. In fact, one of our members took advantage of the beautiful evening and walked home barefoot! It was my turn to present a choice of book for the April meeting. I...

 

Winfred Grocery on National Registry

(WINIFRED, Mont.) – After more than a century of serving the Winifred community, the Winifred Grocery, received recognition of its significance by being listed in the National Register of Historic...

 

The Barracudas are Diving Back into the Pool

Attention Parents: Are you looking for a summer activity for your child that improves physical and mental fitness, increases self-confidence, and provides a set of skills that will last a lifetime? Consider joining the Big Sandy Barracuda Swim Team....

 

Ash Wednesday today

Today is Ash Wednesday. It is a time when an old, old church tradition takes place in many churches around the world. In our church, Van Orsdel Methodist, in Havre, we save our palm leaves from Palm Sunday, burn them and the ashes of those palm...

 

Green Acres

Soil Acidity and Soil Health Workshop in Fort Benton The Chouteau County Conservation District and MSU Extension are teaming up for a soil acidity and soil health workshop at the Community Recreation Center in Fort Benton on March 22, 2017. The...

 

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