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The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

My generation grew up writing thank you notes. Whenever we received a gift from anyone, we sat down and wrote a brief note expressing our appreciation for the item in question. Sometimes it proved difficult to thank someone for a totally...

 

"Turning 65: Medicare Basics" Program Offered

Are you nearing the age of 65? If so, you have a lot of decisions to make as you may need to sign up for Medicare. “Turning 65: Medicare Basics” program will be offered from 3 pm to 4 pm on...

 

Halloween Night

My opinion of Halloween has changed drastically through the years. I have come full circle in the process, beginning with an initial delight in the fall celebration as a child, growing to dislike the...

 

Vigilantes Alive and Well in Virginia City

Most people have heard of those famous, or infamous depending on whom you talk to, vigilantes that ruled the streets of Virginia City in late 1863 and early 1864. These citizens took it upon...

 

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Tender footed me has never experienced major weather upheavals. Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, forest fires, and other natural disasters or weather phenomena all belong in the realm of ‘they happen to someone else, far far away from...

 

State Health Officials Confirm West Nile Virus Cases

State and local public health officials are reporting the season’s first West Nile Virus (WNV) detections with both mosquito samples and humans testing positive for infection. Three human cases have been reported in McCone, Bighorn and Toole...

 

Sunshine Showers

I love the sun. I understand completely why the ancients worshipped this blazing disc. Giver of life, casting brightness to light our path, increasing one’s sense of well-being; John Denver hit the nail on the head. Sunshine on my shoulders DOES...

 

Fancy and Not So Fancy Footwear

I noticed a most stunning pair of shoes this past weekend. These shoes gleamed in the sunlight, the silver soles merged into a metallic red that glistened and flashed as the wearer of these magnificently fashionable footwear moved along the street....

 

Roughing It, 21st Century Style

We learned in school about the hardships those who settled the west endured: no running water, leaky, drafty shacks made from sod or tar paper, working from dawn to dusk to clear the land and get the crops in, sickness, cold, shortage of food; the li...

 

Student Exhibit Documents Social, Cultural Perspectives On The Yellowstone River

Who owns a river? That is the question that Dr. Bruce Wendt’s junior history class at Billings West High School attempted to answer last spring. Their research and project became an exhibit at the Western Heritage Center entitled, “Who Owns the...

 

Big Tobacco – Targeting Our Youth

When you walk into a grocery store or convenience store, what do you see? Rows of groceries. Coolers with soft drinks and beer. Counters and cash registers. And, in a lot of places, tobacco products on a large wall display. Stores aren’t just where...

 

American Red Cross Honors Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is April 10-17 and the American Red Cross of Montana is honoring its volunteers who give their time to help people in need. Nearly 400 serve the Red Cross in Montana and more than 300,000 volunteers serve the organization...

 

Seniors Speak Workshop April 29

North Dakota Humanities Council and the Friends of Prairie Museum (Rugby, ND) are partnering with the Long X Arts Foundation and the McKenzie County Library to bring a writing workshop to seniors in McKenzie County. Saturday, April 29th from 9am to...

 

Think You Don't Need a Disaster Plan? Think Again.

The Red Cross’s Powerful Emergency App Has Everything You Need to Get Started With flood season already upon us and wildfire season just around the corner, the Red Cross urges Montanans to get ready by downloading its free Emergency App today. A...

 

Has She Ever Aged!

While rushing around town the other day, hurrying as usual as I dislike shopping and want to finish up as quickly as possible, I bumped into an acquaintance I haven’t seen for several years. When she said ‘hello’ to me, I looked at her in...

 
 By lois    Golden Roundup    March 15, 2017

Flatlander versus Mountain Woman

This big, beautiful state of Montana has so much to offer with its varied geography, open country, and landscapes that leave one amazed and humbled. The terrain certainly changes as one drives from...

 

Red Cross Calls On Montanans To Sign Up To Volunteer During Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month, a time when the Red Cross honors the volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring help and hope to people during life’s most trying emergencies. “During Red Cross Month, we thank all those who support ou...

 

Patten Retires from Cornerstone Bank

After a distinguished career of more than 33 years in banking, Dale Patten is set to retire on March 31, 2017. Patten began his banking career in 1983, shortly after McKenzie County Bank opened in Wat...

 

March is Colorectal Awareness Cancer Month

Are you or is someone you care about 50 or older? Then it’s time to talk with a health care provider about getting screened for colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that everyone 50 and older be tested regularly. If you have fa...

 

Celebrate American Heart Month with a Heart Healthy Serving of Beef

February is American Heart Month, and the Richland County Nutrition Coalition would like to remind you of the importance your diet, and specifically beef in your diet, can be to preserving the health...

 

Share Those Stories

All of us have stories to tell; the actions and antics we committed in our lives, both good and bad, naughty and nice, that help explain who we are and define us as human beings. Too often these stories remain untold and a person takes a life full...

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop Offered

If you are an adult who is a caregiver for a parent, spouse or other older adult, you are encouraged to attend the “Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop” offered on Tuesdays, starting February...

 

84th Annual Lutefish and Meatball Dinner

The First Pella Lutheran Church will be having their annual Lutefisk and Meatball dinner, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or until out of food, Saturday February 25 at the Fellowship Hall in Williston, ND. The people in charge of arrangements this year are David...

 

Planning for Those Golden Years

I wonder where the term 'golden years' came from to describe those of us who not only have gold in our teeth and silver in our hair, but also some lead in our derrieres. From what I see to date, no...

 

Nearly 12 Million People with Medicare Have Saved Over $26 Billion on Prescription Drugs Since 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services released today new information that shows that millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to save on prescription drugs and...

 

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