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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...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

Sitting here looking at a blank page of the computer, I realize that I have no meanderings left in me this week. When that happens, sometimes if I just start out, something clicks in me and there is something to write about. I thought about writing...

 

Coyote Hunt huge success for a great cause

here were lots of people in Big Sandy the last weekend of January. Not only was there a big annual gun show but the first annual coyote hunt was held as well. Lindsay Boyce and Clete Ophus were in...

 

Winter Over Marmot says

Most everyone knows that an east coast ground hog is the official predictor of whether or not there is going to be six more weeks or winter. If that ground hog sees his shadow on February 2 there is...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

This column is mostly about western art and dogs. Let’s start with the dogs. I have never counted the number of dogs I have had in my life but it has been plenty. The most I have ever had at one time is three and the least, one. I remember well my...

 

@ THE LIBRARY

This week Vicki picked “THE WISH” by Beverly Lewis. Leona Speicher got the sister she always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be the answer to Leona’s prayers until...

 

Valentine's Day around the world

Celebration and status worldwide Valentine's Day customs[which?] developed in early modern England and spread throughout the Anglosphere in the 19th century. In the later 20th and early 21st...

 

Congratulations Pearl Jam & Jeff!

Pearl Jam will be inducted for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Big Sandy native and 1981 Big Sandy graduate Jeff Ament is the bass player and co-founder of the band. Pearl Jam with Big Sandy...

 

Gun Show Set for this Weekend in Big Sandy

This January 27, 28 and 29 will be the Fifth Annual Gun and Ammo show held in January in Big Sandy, Montana. It will be held at the Jerry Martin Memorial Hall. Cost to get in the gate is five dollars...

 

History of the Big Sandy gun and ammo show

By Vance Butler A little history of how the Big Sandy Gun and Ammo show started in Big Sandy. During the 1990’s the Kidd Brothers of Big Sandy organized a gun show every January in Havre at the MSU Northern Student Union building. Jean Butler,...

 

@ THE LIBRARY

Vic’s Pics This week Vicki chose a novel by Nicholas Sparks called “TWO BY TWO”. We will all make it through, two by two. At thirty-two Russell Green has it all, a stunning wife, a lovable six year old daughter, a successful career as an...

 

Too Marvelous For Words, A Celebration of the Nat King Cole Trio

Come listen to an unforgettable concert Tuesday, January 31st, when Chouteau County Performing Arts, in partnership with the Grand Union Hotel, present Too Marvelous for Words, a Nat King Cole tribute...

 

PINOCHLE RESULTS

Four tables of enthusiastic players enjoyed another Sunday of fun in the Mint family room playing 7 rounds of pinochle on January 22nd. (Well most of the sixteen were enthusiastic most of the time!) Always depends a lot on the cards, luck, partners,...

 

Pinochle Results

Sixteen eager folks gathered at the Mint Family Room for an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship as we played pinochle. The big winner who took home $25.00 was a newcomer to the group, Larry Bitz, with a score for seven rounds or twenty-eight...

 

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