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Bear Paw Meanderings

I have given this recipe for scalloped potatoes to many people. Most of them have raved about it. I cooked it for Christmas Day and proclaimed it to be the best scalloped potatoes I have ever eaten. Part of it is the fact that it has plenty of ham...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    December 6, 2017

A Book Review: Farm Stories, a fading dream

I have just finished one of the most delightful Big Sandy books I have ever read. I liked it because it takes place in the 1940’s and it is plotted between Havre and Big Sandy. As the story opens Loretta Johnson is born in 1947. Her family dreamed...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    December 6, 2017

Senior Center News

Contact the Senior Citizen Cooks at 378-2405. If you need a meal on wheels, contact the Senior Citizen’s center before 10:30am. Meal menus are as follows: Wednesday, November 29 pineapple pepper chicken with veggies, salad and dessert. Thursday, No...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

I got a card the other day from a farm lady who thinks a lot of my writing and especially loves to hear about the times my family and I stayed out at Clear Creek around Christmas time. I love to think about those old cherished and true stories as...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 29, 2017

Big Sandy Christmas Stroll Saturday, Dec. 2

December 2nd promises to be the best Stroll Day ever in Big Sandy no matter what the weather. There is so much going on that it will take more time than you have to see it all but what you do see...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 29, 2017

Big Sandy Food Bank at Christmas

In this land of plenty called the Golden Triangle there is nothing worse than going to bed with an empty belly and yet that happens. However, it does not happen as much as it used to with the advent of the Big Sandy Food Bank which used to be run...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 29, 2017

Big Sandy Student Art Show at The Mountaineer

Don’t miss the Second Annual School Art Show at “The Mountaineer” office December 2, Stroll Day. Big Sandy art teacher Jessie Jaramillo has put together a show of her students work that they have been doing since the first of the year. The...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 29, 2017

Strong Winds are a thing of the Plains in Montana

Last week on Thanksgiving day it was in the sixties in many parts of Montana. Strange to say the least because for some time now it has been cold with even snow on the ground when Thanksgiving rolls around. It is the wind, those wonderful Chinook...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 29, 2017

Pioneer News

Wednesday, November 29 FFA District at Judith Gap. Wednesday, November 29 junior high at Gildford, Montana. Friday, December 1 wrestling at Cascade. Breakfast and Lunch menus for the end of November. The December lunch menus were not available at...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

I think I write this column every year around Christmas time but it means a lot to me so here I go again. I love the Christmas lights that are up all over this time of year. Just look at Big Sandy. Thanks to the Rotary Club and the Chamber of...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 29, 2017

Senior Center News

Contact the Senior Citizen Cooks at 378-2405. If you need a meal on wheels, contact the Senior Citizen’s center before 10:30am. Meal menus are as follows: Wednesday, November 29 pineapple pepper chicken with veggies, salad and dessert. Thursday,...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 22, 2017

A trilogy of Thanksgiving traditions

Midge Edwards said that her family lived for a long time in west central Minnesota. She was a Geyer and her father passed away when she was very young so her mother, who knew that there were...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 22, 2017

"Visions of Christmas Past" Big Sandy Christmas Stroll News Auction and Honoring Elaine Courtnage

This year the Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce decided that instead of auctioning off craft items, they would honor Elaine Courtnage by auctioning off some things that meant a great deal to her. The...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 22, 2017

Hi-Line Funeral Services of Montana

Hi-Line Funeral Services of Montana is located in Havre but specializes in services for the entire Hi-Line and towns southeast of Havre as well. The company is known for it's friendly and helpful...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

I have interviewed many people about their Thanksgiving dinners through the years. I have yet to tell anyone of my Thanksgiving disaster. I think that if they did have one, they buried it, because it was so horrible. In my family there were two...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 22, 2017

Senior Center News

By Robert Lucke Contact the Senior Citizen Cooks at 378-2405 and remember when ordering meals to go, order them before 10:30am on the day you need the meals. Happy Thanksgiving from all at the Senior Citizen Center! Lunch menus for the coming week...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 22, 2017

Pioneer News

Due to an early deadline for publishing this issue of “The Mountaineer”, we were not able to get any school news. We will catch up with that next week. Here are breakfast and lunch menus for the coming week. Wednesday, November 22 - NO SCHOOL...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 15, 2017

The Mint receives large Collection of Trophies

Bear Paw Mountains rancher Micky Kane had an idea one day. Kane was a very good hunter and loved the trophies he could bring home from his various hunts. But his house was filled with trophies and...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 15, 2017

"Visions of Christmas Past" Big Sandy Christmas Stroll News Other activities going on in town

Several vendors will be out and about participating in the December 2 stroll in Big Sandy. It might be a sun shiny day with temperatures in the 50’s and it might be cold and snowy but whatever the weather, there will be plenty of people strolling a...

 

Guest Interview: Gwen Kane

Go to the elementary school in Big Sandy or Big Sandy High School when Gwen Kane is there and you will find that already pleasant teachers, administrators more pleasant and smiling more simply...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 15, 2017

Whither the Weather Go-est, so Go-est ?

Oh, no, “The Mountaineer” is going to try and predict the weather once again. Recently on the street one wag was talking to another and the one said, “Why don’t they just give up. They are worse than the National Weather Service!” I imagine...

 

Bear Paw Meanderings

Some friends of mine are going to spend Thanksgiving at their cabin northeast of Missoula and feast on prime rib instead of turkey and dressing. I thought about that for awhile and decided it was a good idea. There should be a turkey in the mix for...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 15, 2017

Senior Center News

Contact the Senior Citizen Cooks at 378-2405 and remember that for orders to go call them in before 10:30am the morning you need them. Menus for the coming week are as follows: Wednesday, November 15 breakfast casserole with bacon and fruit for the...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 15, 2017

Pioneer News

Thursday, November 16 high school basketball and wrestling practice begin, Thursday, November 16 girls basketball travels to Missoula to watch some college basketball. Friday, November 17 junior high basketball hosts Turner Saturday, November 18...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    November 8, 2017

Louvar will serve with the Coast Guard

November 11 is Veteran's Day all over the United States and we live the dream of veterans who have given their all for their country. It is a day on the Big Dry of Montana to hear about long ago...

 

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