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Rotary Chrsitmas Decoration Winners

BIG SANDY ROTARY CLUB APPECIATES EVERYBODY FOR BRIGHTENING OUR SPIRITS WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS! BUSINESS WINNERS: BIG SANDY ACTIVITIES AGRI PRAIRIE INSURANCE THE GROCERY STORE INDIVIDUAL WINNERS: Dan & Pat Mathew “Mary” Manger...

 

Getting By

The enjoyment and focus of the holidays should not include getting sick from eating foods which were improperly cooked, cooled and/or held at improper temperatures. Here are reminders about preparing and keeping food safe: • Properly cleaning...

 

Big Sandy Education Foundation helping students with schoalrships

The Big Sandy Education Foundation, has been quietly working to improve our local schools and help students for nearly five years. The less well known foundation has given over $25,000 to classroom projects at the schools and over $8,000 in...

 

Elementary Christmas concert during Covid

Many of the town's Christmas celebrations have been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. However, the show must go on, and so music teacher TJ Bond and FE Miley Elementary Elementary have put on...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 16, 2020

The Big Sandy City Council meets in person and by Zoom on December 10th

Two guests that were present made a public comment on the numerous places in the town of Big Sandy that need to be cleaned up. After they commented, Rich Jespersen shared with them about the progress...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 16, 2020

Green Acres

This article was written by Dennis Cash, retired MSU Extension Service forage specialist. The winter feeding is likely your single largest ranch expense. Reducing hay waste can save you money. Hay losses at feeding on most ranches averages about one...

 

Ice recreation season is beginning, anglers and others encouraged to practice safety

GLASGOW- It's that time of year when ice anglers and other recreationists will be heading out to Montana's "hard" waters for the winter season. Everyone needs to be safe around ice, whether ice...

 
 By Ken Paulson    News    December 16, 2020

229 years ago, America became . . . America

Today marks a hidden holiday, as uncelebrated as it is unappreciated. It was 229 years ago today that the United States ratified the Bill of Rights, ensuring unprecedented freedom for the people of an emerging nation. Bill of Rights Day has actually...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 9, 2020

How the Grinch stole the Christmas Stroll

“Coronavirus hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason...” After a long year of cancelled school, cancelled homecoming, cancelled Rotary Banquet, and cancelled Chili Feed; 2020 set...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 9, 2020

Elementary students give in the spirit of Christmas

2020 has been a difficult year for many families in the Big Sandy area. Especially during the holidays, the Big Sandy Food Bank has encountered a much higher than normal level of need. For the third c...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 9, 2020

Big Sandy Organics has new owners

Two weeks ago, Thomas and Heather Dilworth purchased the Big Sandy Organics, a local business, from Bob and Ann Quinn. Heather said, "The Kamut is an awesome product. We hope to bring on some other he...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 9, 2020

Green Acres

Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series January 6, 2021 in Fort Benton, Denton, Havre, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Conrad, Choteau, and Great Falls. Speakers will cover grasshopper control, antagonistic...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 2, 2020

Supporting Big Sandy Businesses

Editor’s note: This article is usually not attempted for fear of not getting everybody in home-based businesses based in Big Sandy listed; however, it is too important not to proceed. If I did not get your business listed, please let me know, and...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 2, 2020

Big Sandy School receives beef donation

Montana's second largest agricultural commodity is calf to cow beef production. However, despite being surrounded by cattle ranches, most of the 821 schools in the state serve beef that has been...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 2, 2020

From Alumni to teacher, Shersteen Cline

"I kinda just fell into this job, But I ended up really loving it, so I stuck with it," Shersteen Cline explained in response to my question about whether or not she'd grown up wanting to be a...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 2, 2020

Green Acres

There are many “tips” to caring for a Christmas tree that propose to make it last longer or stay greener. In truth, all a tree really needs to maintain freshness is adequate water. This is easily done by using the proper tree stand and keeping...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    December 2, 2020

Getting By

With so much of our lives happening online this year, protecting our personal information is even more important. One sure way to keep your personal information from getting into the hands of those you do not want to have your information is to use...

 
 By Sean Janssen    News    December 2, 2020

Thanksgiving: 'to be thankful, that would suffice.'

The observance of Thanksgiving Day felt appropriately simple to me this year. I write this, however, with the caveat that I cooked nothing for the turkey dinner. Those who devoted hours to their bird and/or its tabletop companions may have seen...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 2, 2020

James E Griffin, Thankful for photography

Jimmy Griffin grew up in Simpsonville, South Carolina (Upstate, Foothills, Piedmont region). "I was born when my parents were living in a trailer house that was parked on the college campus, where my...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 25, 2020

It's the little things of life

Thanksgiving in 2020 will be unique in its own way. After eight months of COVID-19 and ugly political rhetoric, we find ourselves celebrating a holiday where we are supposed to give thanks. As usual, if you go around the table, as is the tradition...

 

Big Sandy Food BankThanksgiving Food Distribtion

34 families in the Big Sandy area received Angel Baskets on Monday Evening, November 16th. The baskets include turkeys and other fixings to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for the receiving families. The...

 

Angel Committee finds many needs to fill this holiday season

By Bethany Monroe DeBorde Angel Trees are now on display in a variety of local businesses, offering green and red tags with gift requests for Chouteau County children. Angel Committee members are asking for the community to step up to the challenge,...

 

Happenings at the Big Sandy Medical Center

The Halloween festivities have come and gone here at BSMC. This year's celebration looked a little different without the parade of goblins and ghouls from FE Miley. Heather Wolery was so kind to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 25, 2020

Green Acres

Sampling of hay is essential to livestock management. Hay sampling is best accomplished with a hollow core probe consisting of a stainless-steel tube and a sharp cutting end. The Chouteau County Extension office has a hay probe available for check...

 

Getting By

In the last article about diabetes monitoring, weight was included in the list as one of the items to track to help manage diabetes. While there are many ways to maintaining weight, food is typically the first one people with diabetes have the most q...

 

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