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Articles from the July 7, 2021 edition

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 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 7, 2021

COVID-19 Long term Effects

Although it appears that everyone is tired of talking about COVID-19, I felt it very interesting to discover the long-term effects it was having on so many people. Gwen Ophus came into the Mountaineer and quickly visited me about some long-term...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 7, 2021

Grasshoppers are back this summer

Last week, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) completed their treatment of around 40,000 acres of rangeland southeast of Big Sandy. Their objective was to control grasshopper...

 
 By Ann Denning    News    July 7, 2021

Methodist Church gets new Pastor

The United Methodist Church did not win a monetary lottery; no, we won the lottery of "who we got for a pastor"! As all churches can admit, waiting to find out what your new pastor will be like is a...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 7, 2021

Green Acres

The 2021 Montana Department of Agriculture waste pesticide disposal program will take place in Central Montana. The first collection event will take place in Havre on September 21 followed by Great Falls on September 22, Lewistown on September 23,...

 

Senior Center News

Menu Thursday, July 8 -Pork Roast, Fried potatFoes, Apple Sauce, Jello with fruit, and rolls. Friday, July 9- Baked Ziti, veggies, coleslaw, and Garlic Toast. Monday, July 12- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, beets, green salad, and bread. Tuesday, July...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 7, 2021

Getting By

Stress and/or keeping your body in one position for an extended amount of time, such as sitting, negatively impacts muscles by causing them to get tense and tight. Tight muscles can make daily activities such as standing, bending or walking...

 

THEY DO NOT CHEW TOBACCO

Destruction is the most beautiful of cabarets. Grasshoppers caked to the grill of a collapsing Oldsmobile bloody as a buffalo jump. Locusts are a plague of reason, a systemic and measurable loss -- they flow like an ice cream symphony in a sky of...

 

Health Officials Suggest Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection from West Nile Virus (WNV). In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is when the mosquitoes...

 
 By Ann Denning    News    July 7, 2021

Jumping through Hoops at the Border

As of June 2021, the Canadian government has extended border closures between the US and Canada. This was not a popular decision on either side. People have been cut off from loved ones, have been...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Thoughts with Zoe

A couple of weeks ago, I received a message asking me to be a true journalist. It contained a comment about a politician I should be pointing out is not a good representative of the state of Montana. In other words, I would only be a good journalist...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Patching Cracks

17 yeas ago, I started my job at the Children’s Home. For 8 years, I worked with abuse victims, sex offenders, drug addicts, violent clients, and almost any other issue you can think of. I learned more in that job than I have in any other work I...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 7, 2021

Understanding ADHD

“If you have a kiddo that a teacher says ‘they can’t focus’ or that kind of thing, and you say ‘Yes he can, he plays with his favorite toys or video games for hours. It’s just things he doesn’t like to do that he can’t focus on....

 

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