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What's Happening at the Library

November was a busy month at the Big Sandy Library. After school and on Fridays with the kids. Our weekly activities include Power Hour, which is everyday afterschool until 5:00pm. This is when kids can come down and use our computers or just use the...

 

T'was the night before Christmas Break

6th Grade “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...

 

Dear Santa

Mary’s Little Lambs Daycare Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Asher and I am 2 years old. I live in Big Sandy with my mom, dad and brother, Jaxon. I have been very good this year and would love it if you could please bring me a monkey book, a toy cow and...

 

Pages from the Mountaineer at Christmas time

On December 7th, the nation observed Pearl Harbor day. It’s an easy observance to miss in the mix of Christmas shopping and work days. As I was preparing to research Christmases past as covered by the Mountaineer, I found myself thinking about how...

 

Ranch Table Talks - June 14 at 7:06 AM

Editor’s Note: I read this blog on Facebook and reach out to her and asked if I could publish it. She said defiantly. Please follow her, it is absolutely so true and so hilarious. I am going to try to do a little crash course on men’s hand gestur...

 

book Review by Michael

Sleight of Hand is a crime novel by Phillip Margolin. A private eye investigator from Washington D.C. named Dana Cutler is called to investigate a missing scepter in Seattle, Washington, but discovers that it’s a prank. But the case takes a turn...

 

The story of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman

Editor’s Note: This story was to go with last week’s article about the Montana Children’s Theater story. We did not have the room last week. Last week, the Montana Children’s Theater came to Big Sandy to work with our kids to put on a...

 

Book review by Micheal

At Risk is a suspense novel by Patricia Cornwell. It is a story about Winston Garano, a detective. He is called out from the National Forensic Academy in Tennessee to go to Massachusetts to help his Defense Attorney boss to solve a 20-year-old...

 

DOUBLE FLUFF

In newspaper parlance, the type of article I write usually is called a “ fluff “ piece. It’s not news or information nor does it provide instruction or commendation of others.It’s just for fun or conveys a feeling about something. I personall... Full story

 

Book Review by Micheal

From Russia, with Love is a spy novel written by Ian Fleming, the original creator of James Bond, Code-name 007. The English spy James Bond is on a mission to retrieve a girl named Tatiana Romanova wh...

 

History of how Big Sandy got its name

How Big Sandy got its name is a bit of a mystery, but an article from the February 2, 1922 issue of the Mountaineer offers a reasonable answer. Karen Reinertson and Renee Hanson found it last week while researching for the Old Timer’s Column. It...

 

Book Reviews by Michael

The Word is Murder The Word is Murder is a novel written by Anthony Horowitz. It is a murder mystery that is focused through the eyes of the author investigating an unusual murder of a middle-aged woman named Diana Cowper. Anthony Horowitz works with... Full story

 

The Road Trip-The Planning

Well, here we are all hunkered down again in the cold and nastiness of winter. To cheer you up, I thought I would relate a true story. Hopefully, you will get a laugh out of this, even if it’s at my expense. This first article is laying the...

 

Some Highlights of 1996 (25 Years Ago)

*Lisa and Darin Genereux’s Prairie Essence Bakery opened in Big Sandy. *Ron Otto and Carmen Sibra placed first and second in the 246 contestant Matthew Quigley Long Range “Buffalo Shoot” in Forsyth. *Former Big Sandy cage prep star Marietta...

 

"Twas the Night Before Christmas" poems by the 6th graders

Twas the Night Christmas By:Natty Lavenger “Twas the day before break, when all through the halls, All the students so were anxiously climbing the walls; The lockers were anxiously open kids combing their hair, In hopes that some snowflakes would...

 

Santa Letters

Mary’s Little Lamb Daycare Dear Santa, My name is Elliot and I am 3 years old this year. This year for Christmas I would like a Paw Patrol house with a slide. I have been very nice this year and I have been playing nice with my friends and helping...

 

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...

 

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