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Articles from the April 12, 2017 edition

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 By Robert Lucke    News    April 12, 2017

Food Bank meets Big Sandy needs

Erik Sietsema was in "The Mountaineer" last week sharing a wonderful Easter story. Sietsema is the sky pilot of the Big Sandy Church of God and for the past few years he and his great team have taken...

 

MSU leads charge on passage of Agri-Tourism Bill - Applauds Governor's signing

Great Falls, MT (April 3, 2017) Montana Farmers Union was pleased to join Governor Steve Bullock in Helena on Friday for the signing of HB342. The bill, sponsored by Ross Fitzgerald(R) of House District 17 and championed by MFU, adds agritourism to...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    April 12, 2017

Prairie Blossom Floral

"The Mountaineer" has featured stories before about Tina Rodewald and her Prairie Blossoms Floral. Those stories come out around Easter and are about the only time we think about Tina, her...

 
 By Robert Lucke    News    April 12, 2017

There is a balm in the mountain Cottonwoods

“There is a balm in Gilead To heal the sin sick soul.” That old American spiritual was most important to early day ranchers and homesteaders alike coming into this new place now called North Central Montana. With Easter just around the corner, it...

 

Getting By

While I was at the Montana Gerontology Society conference last week, I attended a session on nutrition for seniors and wanted to pass some of the information along. As we age, our life circumstances and bodies change and it becomes necessary to...

 
 By Robert Lucke    Opinion    April 12, 2017

Bear Paw Meanderings

When we ran the story about the Gist ranch being included in the National Register of Historic Places. A couple of readers told us that we should not feature that place as no one can get to it by road anyway. There are two roads into the Gist part...

 

Allan Pearson

Allan Pearson, age 85, Big Sandy. Born on October 4th, 1931 to Lloyd and Myrtle Pearson in Big Sandy Montana. He was raised on his family's farm west of Big Sandy, and attended grade school at... Full story

 

John A. Cline,

John A. Cline, "J.C." "Johnny" 65, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, April 7th, at Benefis Hospital due to injuries he had sustained after falling from a rooftop. J.C. was born on... Full story

 

Ronald A. Bitz

Ronald A. Bitz November 30, 1938 - March 27, 2017 Ronald A. Bitz, 78, of Box Elder passed away on March 27, 2017 at the Big Sandy Medical Center due to natural causes. He was surrounded by family duri...

 

Catherine A. (Carter) Dielman

Catherine A. (Carter) Dielman, 72, passed away due to natural causes on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Northern Montana Care Center. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at... Full story

 

My Answer

Q: I admit I’ve always been kind of a “Christmas and Easter” Christian, since those seem to be the only times I manage to make it to church. What would you say to someone like me? A: The first thing I’d say is that I’m glad you at least...

 

Rotary Egg Hunt April 15

SHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! The Easter Bunny is coming to the Big Sandy Airport on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The Easter Bunny has been coming to Big Sandy for over 50 years. Those first years the Easter Bunny hid actual hardboiled colored eggs,...

 

Emergency Evacuation Drills to take place at Schools April 12

Big Sandy High School and the F.E. Miley School will be holding Emergency Evacuation Drills on Wednesday, April 12. Local and County Law Enforcement will be assisting with these drills. The high school evacuation will take place in the morning...

 

Patching Cracks

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine approached me to disagree with how I handled a situation I was dealing with. My initial response was to grow irritated and argue as to why I was right. As the discussion continued, I realized I was wrong. It is a...

 

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...

 

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