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Book Reviews by Micheal

Haunting of Hill House is a horror novel written by Shirley Jackson that is sure to thrill you. The haunting of Hill House is a tale of four people who come together to experience shy a house is...

 

My history comes Alive

You can know what some of your family histories are. I wasn't necessarily interested in my family until my sister, Dena, started digging into it herself. Her friend Liz looked up something for her,...

 

Chouteau County Performing Arts Is Back

After a year of a silent stage, Chouteau County Performing Arts is back with an 8-show season, full of a wide variety of artists, to entertain and delight you. We are looking forward to seeing...

 

This week in History

August 18th in 1936 local officials deny State Highway Department claim that Big Sandy is a Speed Trap. (of course, Patrolman Snow did pull over the Highway Commissioner….) August 19th in 1942 War causes coaching shortage. Earl Julson fills in...

 

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...

 

How the Hopp Community got its name

I live at Hopp. Out southeast of Big Sandy, many communities are still going by the names they were given years ago. I live in one such community. The Hopp Post office wasn't too far from where I...

 

The ABC's of Why I love You, Mothers!

The ABC’s of Why I love You, Mothers! FE Miley Kindergarten class of 2020-2021 A is for always. “You always care about me.” Kirren Overbay B is for beautiful. “You are beautiful because you wear makeup.” C is for care. “You show you care...

 

Always a lover of animals

I was raised an only child but one that was expected to look after herself. That included going alone to the dentist at an early age. I was given no sympathy if I came home with bruises. I was told I...

 

April Fool's Day brings pranks & backfires

Erik Sietsema— For the first few years I was here, when I would tell the kids they could go to children’s church, I would say: ‘If you are a small child, or just very immature, you can go downstairs.’ It was just a joke I’d add in. Sometime...

 

The miniture of of Tom Matthews

Tom Mathews, a new Chouteau County resident, has lived in Montana 36 years of the past 40 years. "I was stationed at Malmstrom in 1980, and after orders to Germany, I spent time in Colorado and...

 

The Importance of Art

The following is from Seneca Academy in Maryland. Here is what we've learned through experience about why arts integration is so important: 1. Working in the arts helps learners to develop creative...

 

The Three-Legged Dog Who Chased After Love

copyright 2017 by Steve Sibra (previously published in The Borfski Review) On my way to make a courier pick-up at the airport I saw a three-legged dog on the side of the road. He had a sign in his mouth. I put on the brakes so I could get a better...

 

Poetry by Steve Sibra

THE CROWN OF CREATION We bounce in the backs of pickup trucks dirt road varnished by heat from the tires skeletons snore in the earth as we trundle by we relax, let our hair fly, shirt tails flap someone gets a nosebleed we put our hearts back into...

 

"The Prospects for Big Sandy knows no bounds"

"Big Sandy as a place of residence becomes better every day. People are pouring into the country... coming right down to the brass tacks, the Big Sandy area offers more opportunities to the man who...

 

Christmas Stories

“Twas the day before break, when all through the halls, All the students were anxiously climbing the walls; The lockers were open- kids combing their hair, In hopes that some snowflakes would soon fill the air; Kids were excited to sleep late in...

 

Luke Chapter 2

Luke Chapter 2 The Birth of Jesus 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius...

 

Santa Letters

Daycare- Mary’s Little Lambs Dear Santa, I have been really good this year! Could you please bring me an Indominus Rex Lego cage and also a Pterodactyl cage? I would also really love it if you would bring me a little red camera. I really think...

 

CHRISTMAS IN OLD BIG SANDY (circa 1963)

My mother, Arlene Geyer Sibra, was old school all the way. When I was a kid, I heard all manner of old sayings come from her, everything from Bible quotes to the Farmer's Almanac. I thought some of it...

 

Happy Thanksgiving,from the students at F.E. Miley

"I am thankful for my dog and for the pilgrims and for America too. Without my presents from Santa I don't know what I'd do. I'm glad to have TV in the winter, spring, and fall but it's food that I'm...

 

The Tale of daddy goat and the two little goats

Around and about two years ago, I decided we must get two baby goats. I had seen cute videos, and our farrier's wife was selling them. Two good reasons, they are Pygmy Dwarf goats who came to us tiny...

 

Mountianeer featured artist; Tana Rai Faltrino

I first saw Tana Rai Faltrino's art when her cousin Gay Pearson showed me a picture of her granddaughter with a horse that she had. I thought it captured the moment wonderfully. She lives in Havre....

 

THE TALE OF THE ELUSIVE GUINEA HEN

I have never had a Guinea., never particularly aspired to have a Guinea, but a Guinea I have. Enter Henrietta into our lives! She has said her name is Henrietta, but since learning how flighty she...

 

I do love art

Sarah Suru says, "I do love art. I kind of grew up with it so.... My greatest influence was my mom. She was doing it since I was little." Mrs. Mangold was Sarah's art teacher at Big Sandy High...

 

Important Story: Cornelia Knottnerus

Researched by Zoe Merrill Editor’s note: Our lives make a difference. The Big Sandy Mountaineer should be about collecting stories from the people in the Big Sandy area. When I was told about Cornelia Knottnerus, after her death, I was reminded...

 

TALES OF OLD BIG SANDY "Sex, Drugs, Rock n' Roll and Lawrence Green: How I Survived the 1970's"

Like a lot of people, I have fond and nostalgic memories of my high school days. Well, at least I have memories. I can't even estimate how many people I know these days who say they can't remember...

 

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