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 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 11, 2019 

Another Stroll in the books; Big Sandy's Heart Always Beats

Thanks to the Big Sandy CSI organization for another Christmas celebration. It started early. Santa waited patiently for his first visit at the Mint. When I got there, the place was packed. After I...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 11, 2019 

F.E. Miley sings the sounds of Christmas

For some, the FE Miley School program has been six years in the making. For others, it was their first one. For me, it is always my favorite concert. It could be that I love Christmas, or it could be...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 4, 2019

It's Here the Jim Rettig Christmas Stroll

For new residents of Big Sandy, you might want to know why it's called the Jim Rettig Christmas Stroll. Jim was the owner of the Big Sandy Mountaineer and was an active community leader. He invested a...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 4, 2019

Playing in Paradise

Senior Volleyball players Seanna Demontiney and Lainey Gregory were asked to join the Valier Volleyball team this summer for a week of playing volleyball in Honolulu, Hawaii! Both girls felt honored...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 4, 2019

Ron Baumann still in search of excellence

Ron traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, and the Kentucky Exhibition Center and attended the GIE Garden International Event. It is the biggest lawn/garden show in the United States. He tries to go every...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is Here

We all have our traditional Thanksgiving meal, and usually our regular thanksgiving prayer. We thank God for our family, for the food on our table, and pray for our family, which isn't with us. An...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Big Sandy CSI Stroll Updates; Check out the vendors at the bazar

It’s Thanksgiving, and we’re celebrating with food. The Christmas Stroll Saturday morning is nothing without it food vendors. Paula Amsbaugh will have a table to sell her Mimi’s Mustard and Dip. Paula said, “I got the recipe from a friend...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Shari Jenkins Schmit Big Sandy Artist

Editor's note: Shari Jenkins Schmit will be at the Craig Edwards Art Gallery in person Saturday December 7th between 9-6. A number of her prints will be on sale. Shari Jenkins Schmit lives and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Her Love of Horses

Lily Winderl likes to paint. Horses are her forte. She loves drawing horses. "I start most of my pieces with a basic coat, a then I add a vibrant color. I do a lot of bright colors. I've been working...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 20, 2019

Veteran's Day Honored by The Big Sandy Students

TJ Bond music teacher at the Big Sandy schools presented to our community an excellent program to honor the vets in our community. The grade school children were supposed to wear red, white, and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 20, 2019

Big Sandy's CSI Stroll "Merry Grinchmas"; Parade of LIghts & Costume Contest

Let’s start with what’s new this year. The small children can write their letters to Santa, take them to the Library, and send them via special mailbox that Santa set up. They will place the letter inside the mailbox, close the lid and raise the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 20, 2019

"Some of my favorite things."

I liked the idea of discussing Thanksgiving by acknowledging what simple pleasures we cherish. Like, “Having a job.” I visited five residents to find what their favorite things were. “Spending time with grandkids, my kids, and having family...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 20, 2019

SN Hunter G. Smoot, USCG Receives Honor

Grandson of Don and Rita Robertson and son and Dan and Penny Smoot, SN Hunter G. Smoot, received the Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon Bar. The operational Distinguishing Device is...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 13, 2019

A Seussified Christmas Carol opens November 22

This years’ play, what a delightful phrase to say, will be presented on November 22 and 23 at 7:00 pm both nights. Big Sandy has the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Christmas tradition in the watching of a Christmas Carol initially written by...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 13, 2019

Big Sandy's CSI Stroll "Merry Grinchmas"; Sleigh Bells Ring

The Grinch's sleigh was a simple wooden snow sleigh. The only thing that made it unique was the size of the load it carried. Sleighs have always been a part of the Christmas décor. This year the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 13, 2019

Pioneer Pride Rotary Made

Rotary originally bought the Pioneer banners for Homecoming but decided to put them up for the football and volleyball playoffs. They will stay up until the playoffs are over-two more weeks. They...

 

Some of My Favorite Things

I needed to prepare for Thanksgiving for a holiday, which allows us to express our gratitude. Although when asked what we are most thankful for, we always say something like, my family, my health, my...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 6, 2019

First Bank of Montana coming to town

I wanted to visit with someone from First Bank about the bank coming to Big Sandy and had the opportunity to talk to Dean Comes, President, Dona Harrison, Manager of Deposit Operations, and Megan...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 6, 2019

Big Sandy's CSI Stroll "Merry Grinchmas" Button Designers

What's coming? "And what happened then? Well...in Whoville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day!" The Big Sandy Annual Christmas Stroll's theme this year is Merry...

 

From the Editor of the Moutnaineer~ Lorrie Merrill Over the top with Advertisements

It won’t be the first time I didn’t know what to do. A paper requires a lot of advertisements to publish. I knew when I bought the Big Sandy paper that this would be a challenge for me. That’s not saying writing isn’t it, but I had been writi...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 23, 2019

Hawks, Hawks, everywhere a Hawk

Hawks are numerous during the summer; in fact, large numbers will follow a tractor as it works the fields ready to dive to pick up a meal in a small rodent. However, this fall, after our first winter...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 23, 2019

Support Group for Parents with Children

There is a new Parent Support Group starting in Big Sandy. It is for parents of kids with medical and special needs. Rachel Baumgarn is starting the group. According to her she has discovered once again, that Colby and her, raise their children with...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 16, 2019

Another successful Medical Guild Rummage & Pie Sale in the Books

For the first time, the Big Sandy Medical Guild Rummage Sale was three days long, getting over Saturday at noon. There were too many people to thank, and the fear of forgetting one meant neither Lisa...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 16, 2019

Chili Feed a chilly fun filled day

The Chili Feed and the Pioneer football game ended a full week of spirited activities. Monday, at the grade school was hero vs villain dress up day. At the high school, it was angle vs devil day....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 16, 2019

Rutledge Design taking orders

Lance Rutledge is busy at school, in 4-H, in FFA, and running on the Pioneer Football team. However last summer he started a new business where he makes signs that are special ordered. In fact, in...

 

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