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Quality, Not Quantity ? Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, recalling a ‘happening’ from a long time ago, was fascinating. Several of us gals had to deal with those pre-college physicals. None of us were really that tall but several of us were delighted to see that we WERE taller than...

 

Don't Seek Revenge - Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, a while back, a friend shared about bearing a grudge against one of your children who was one of their friends, adding that hanging onto bitterness and keeping alive grudges is truly consuming work. She was exhausted and really...

 

4 Basic Elements ? Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, several friends went walking one morning, through the nearby park, along some hills, loving and appreciating the view, enjoying their time together. Gal #1: “I’m out of water, I’ll soon need a drink. Are we about to the end of...

 

Guest Column: Russ Tempel

Time has been going very fast with function after function all summer. Some of the activities are related to my work with the Senate, some family get-togethers, and a couple of fun things just for Judy and me. For the Senate, Senator Mike Lang put...

 

Letter to the Editor

I read with interest the June 23rd article “Voters May Not Get A Voice”. I along with several other community members were in attendance and a spirited discussion of the “Nonpartisan Ordinance” occurred. Following that meeting, I did...

 

Ice Cream?---- Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, when one thinks about Dairy Products, we might wonder which are the most important for the well-being of the human body. Just ask anybody, and they’ll perhaps say that Ice Cream is probably the most favorite of all dairy products....

 

Clouds and Birds---------- Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, the cloud formations, from our point of view here on our hilltop, are breathtaking! We do need rain in our area. One minute it looks like rain clouds bounding over the horizon; a bit later, the sun is bursting through again in a...

 

Protecting Montana's Future

April is always a fast-paced month at the legislature, and this year is no different. The Senate has been busy voting on a lot of bills that covered a wide variety of topics. I am confident that the bills we passed will improve lives of Montana’s...

 
 By Steve Edwards    Opinion    March 3, 2021

More info found about cowboy artist Walter J. Brown

Alert readers may recall a story in the January 27 issue of the "Journal" about Walter J. Brown. Brown, a cowboy for Miller Brothers from the late 1940's through the 1950's, was also a cook on the...

 

Kindness Matters Everyday

Random Acts of Kindness Day was first created in Denver, Colorado, in 1995 by a small nonprofit organization, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK). Nine years later it spread to New Zealand....

 

Love is Special ---- Hello God, it's me, Mara

You know, Lord, reading Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine,” was a reminded of long ago when several of us gathered over at C.B.’s house. [Just for fun, initials were used instead of names.]. C.B. was getting up in...

 

COVID-19 has changed how we spend leisure time

A year-long series of directives, rules and, in some cases shutdowns and cessation of public activities, resulted from the need to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Most all of us have been affected...

 

Native cowboy artist used materials at hand to make unique art

Blaine County Museum Curator/Manager Samantha French asked me recently what I knew about a piece of art on canvas that once covered a chuckwagon on the Miller Brothers ranch. The piece of canvas has...

 

B & B Buyers' collection of news clippings is a slice of local history

Correspondent's note: Laurie Faber recently told me, "You might be interested in doing a story about the news clippings posted on the walls of the scale house at the livestock loadout facility...

 

Maiden flight of Dick Edgington's homebuilt plane back on hold

Another glitch has halted the runup to the maiden flight of Dick Edgington's homebuilt RagWing4 single engine plane. Many locals recall the plane that Edgington, a longtime resident of Chinook, built...

 

Christmas is good news------ Hello God, it's me, Mara

It’s amazing, Lord, when one finds an interesting article to share! The following is by Ruth C. Ikerman, entitled: Do what You Don’t Have To DO. “A friend who thoroughly enjoys each new Christmas season once told me in a moment of fellowship th...

 

Correction

In last week’s paper there was an error in the article “Gradually Joy will Replace Grief at Sweet Home.” Janet Olson did not die from Covid, although she did pass during the same time as Covid was in the building. I should have used the word...

 

2021 will bring hope, healing & prosperity to Montana

Fellow Montanans, I’d like to extend my warmest Christmas and holiday wishes to you and your loved ones. The holiday season is an annual reminder of the importance of two key institutions that bind our state together and define our Montana way of...

 

Letters to the Editor: Thom MacLean & Samantha French

Dear BCJ readers, In October, Blaine County Museum lost our board chairman, Stuart “Scott” MacKenzie. Since his passing, we have received many notes of condolence, and the museum board asked me to share the following message sent to us by former...

 

Caring & Compassionate: Betty Billmayer and Jana Hauer Make Blaine County a Better Place

We are now into our third installment of recognizing individuals in the community that give so much of themselves to help make our communities a great place to live. We have set our focus on those...

 

Don Richman and Jack Siemens Deserve a Pat on the Back for their Dedication to Community

Last week we began a Holiday series meant to highlight individuals in our communities. In this week's chapter of our Holiday Season homage to Blaine County residents that 'give' or 'do' for those...

 

Letter to the Editor: Pamela V Cutler, M.D.

COVID Wave Demands New Thinking This year has been different in so many ways, however one way it will remain the same is that flu season is coming. Montana physicians and the Montana Medical Association see this flu season likely to place an...

 

The Holiday Season is a Great Time to Appreciate the Likes of Daniel Dahl and Randy Perez

The Holiday Season is a special time of year, filled with joy and hope and accentuated by the thrill of giving and helping others. Traditionally the start of the Holiday Season starts Thanksgiving...

 

Thanksgiving 2020: More Than Ever It's Time To Be Thankful

This year, with each approaching Holiday I have taken the approach to better understand the history of the day. In doing so I have shared my findings with our readers so that we may have a better...

 

Poems By Dorothy M. Johnson

JUST FOUR WALLS Just four walls protect me From the cold wintery winds. Just four walls shade me From the blistering sun; Just four walls keep me dry From cold, wet rain and snow. No matter what kind of weather, No matter the size of our shelter, Be...

 

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