June July 2020 Issue

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Yogi Berra
Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra - An inadvertent philosopher, Yogi Berra had many expressions that didn’t quite make sense, but they've become etched into our cultural memory.
Urban Chicken Craze
Here Chick, Chick, Chick — The Urban Chickens Craze - Some urban chickens seem like stand-up comedians. But there's a serious side to the popular trend of tending to a fluffy flock in town.
Let It Be
Let It Be: Heads up from The Beatles - “Let It Be” offered a “heads up” message for Beatles fans worldwide: The group is breaking up, and nothing can stop its eventual demise.
Book Review Idaho
Book Review: Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich - "Idaho" by Emily Ruskovich is a haunting story rooted in a terrible tragedy, which dramatically changes the course of several lives.
Big Bad Ant
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Ants? — Them! - In the golden years of teen horror films featuring dangerous, oversized creatures running amok, the 1954 classic giant-ant thriller "Them!"
Holistic Health and Wellness
Holistic Health and Well-Being, Right for You? - Growing numbers are embracing holistic health and well-being practices. Still, many skeptics prefer traditional western medicine.
Walk to Cope With Isolation
To Thine Own Self Be True While Coping with Social Isolation - William Shakespeare’s famous line “To thine own self be true” comes to mind while I'm coping with social isolation during the pandemic.
Debb Kottel
Deb Kottel: Great Falls Chamber of Commerce Athena Recipient - Devoting her time to those who struggle with circumstances life has handed them, Deb Kottel has made a difference in many lives.
The Boone and Crockett Club
The Boone and Crockett Club - As an outdoorsman, Theodore Roosevelt was one of the original members of the Boone and Crockett Club and was its first president.
Celebrating Chocolate
For the Love of Chocolate - I have no willpower when it comes chocolate. My mouth waters just thinking about it — light or dark, it doesn't matter what kind.
Macintosh Apple Day
Bitterroot Valley McIntosh Apple Day - The Ravalli County Museum’s McIntosh Apple Day will be held in Hamilton, Mont., on Saturday, October 3, this year.
Celebrating Hispanic Americans
Celebrating Hispanic Americans, Mexican Culture Sept. 15-Oct.15 - By Carrie Scozzaro Bill Contreraz was really looking forward to the annual Mexican Fiesta in his native Billings this year. “One of the big things about the Fiesta is it’s an opportunity to get together with friends and family you may not have seen in any other setting,” says Contreraz, who has 20 grandchildren ages… Read More »Celebrating Hispanic Americans, Mexican Culture Sept. 15-Oct.15
Sidney Armstrong: On Parenthood, Politics, and Philanthropy
Sidney Armstrong: On Parenthood, Politics, and Philanthropy - Sidney Armstrong is a Montana powerhouse, a formidable force in the Montana community for more than five decades.
Silent Symphony
Silent Symphony of the Heart - These youth are the future. They'll carry the torch forward with their silent symphony. I do my best to make sure the light shines bright.
Farewell to Florence Paxton
Sad to say farewell to Doodle creator, Florence Paxton - Florence Paxton, 94, of Homedale, Idaho, passed away peacefully at home at sunset on July 6, 2020. We'll miss her Doodle contributions.
Marvin Camel Champion Boxer
Marvin Camel: Ronan’s World Champion Boxer - By DEBBIE BURKE Babe Ruth said, “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” Marvin Camel is that person, and he holds two world boxing titles to prove it. In the course of his 62 professional fights, he sometimes resembled the battered Stallone at the end of the first Rocky movie. But that… Read More »Marvin Camel: Ronan’s World Champion Boxer
Leg Extensions
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Leg Extensions Support Independence and Resilience - Leg strength is key to maintaining your independence. You can improve your lower body strength with this simple leg extension exercise.
Joe Cherewatenko
Jim Cherewatenko: Never Too Late to Finish What You Started - “I always regretted that I wasn’t able to give my senior recital,” said Joe Cherewatenko of Great Falls. After 48 years, he did it.
Coaster Cycles
Cargo Bikes to Face Shields: Coaster Cycles Shifts for Survival - After COVID layoffs, Coaster Cycles brought back employees, retooled the cargo bike plant, and now they make 50,000 face shields a day.
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SENIORS IN PAIN: FALLOUT FROM THE OPIOID CRISIS PART 3 - Legislators appear to assume all people on prescribed narcotics are abusers and must be treated like addicts.
Last Casts Purloined Days
Last Casts and Purloined Days - A life of fishing has opened my eyes to the natural world around me, taught me lessons in patience and humility.
Book Review: Stalking Midas
Book Review: Stalking Midas, by Debbie Burke - Debbie Burke’s novel has all the earmarks of a thriller. It's well-crafted with a plot that ratchets up the suspense.
Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame
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Rock’n & Roll’n … Again! - A delightful and exciting experience worth any distance of flying, hitch hiking, riding a bike, or driving to get there.
Advanced Directives
Advanced Directives—Not Just for End-of-Life - Too often, we put off creating critical life planning documents until it's too late. Create health and financial advanced directives now.
Grandparent Guardianship Rights Part 2
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Grandparent Rights: Part 2 - Grandparents are a valued addition to the family dynamic and can very often be a great help with child rearing.
Mountain Martin Hotcakes
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Mountain Martin’s Famous Hotcake Mix - Savoring the sweet and tart flavors, the crunchy and tender textures, in a breakfast ritual that has nourished a marriage for 46 years.
Montana Intergenerational Paddle
My Montana Intergenerational Missouri Paddle - If you haven't paddled the Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River, you've missed out on one of the most beautiful waterways to float.
Russell Rowland Road to Sobriety
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Following Dad Down the Road to Sobriety - “Dad? He’s not an alcoholic!” The fact that I would make such a claim says a lot about how ignorant we were as a family about alcoholism.
Joe Roope
Joe Roope’s Lifelong Career Built Around Fly Fishing - Joe Roope tied his first fly as a grade school student, and he had no idea it would lead to a life-long career.
Anna Mae Gomke
Grandma Anna: Doing What Matters - “They make me smile every day,” said Anna Mae Gomke of the Great Falls students she’s helped for 18 years. “Every day is truly enjoyable.”
Love of Squirrels
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All For the Love of Squirrels - I can’t keep cows anymore, and this place is not a good place for a dog, but the squirrels fill that place in my heart.
Frail relative visitors to your home
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Ensure Your Home Is Safe For Frail Relatives - If guests to your home include frail relatives, extra planning and preparations are advisable, to help ensure their safety.
Initiative 187
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COVID-19 Creates Petitioning Challenges for Montana Seniors - MTCARES volunteers work to collect signatures safely in order to put Initiative 187 on the November ballot.
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Frittatas: The Perfect Omelet For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner - While many of us are in make-do mode as far as cooking, my new best friend is an open-faced omelet, better known as the frittata.
French Fry Day
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Enjoy National French Fry Day - One of the most popular foods in the United States has its own special day: July 13 is National French Fry Day.
Celebrating Fathers Day
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Celebrating Fathers Day June 21, 2020 - This year in the United States, Father’s Day occurs on June 21. We hope that all of you dads—and father figures—have a wonderful day.
Line dancing with my cell
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Dancing with My Cell Phone - Had you told me a month ago that I’d be humming a tune called “Love Drunk” by an American country duo named LoCash Cowboys, I’d have said you were delusional.
Dormon Olson
Dorman Olson’s Prize-Winning Replicas Keep Farm Memories Alive - Dormon Olson has built replicas of toy tractors and other ag equipment for himself and farm toy collectors worldwide.
No Room for Huntington's Disease in Montana
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No Room in Montana for Huntington’s Disease - Montana's nursing home acceptance rate for folks with Huntington's Disease is not just abysmally low. It is ZERO—as in zilch, no way, nothing.
100-Year Celebration of 10th Street Bridge in Great Falls, Mont.
Great Falls Celebrates 100-Year-Old Bridge - The historic 10th Street Bridge in Great Falls was set for demolition. Preservation Cascade worked to restore it to its original glory.
Backyard Birdblinds
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Backyard Birding for Hours of Fun - Using a simple backyard birdblind will provide hours of wonderful birding and probably some awesome photos as well.