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 By Michelle M. Hill    Opinion    December 16, 2014

Dealing with holiday stress and depression

’Tis the season to be jolly? Not likely! The holidays may make many of us feel more like the Grinch than like little Cindy Lou Who. This is understandable with drop-in guests, shopping demands, tight financial issues, cleaning, entertaining,... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke-Humor columnist    Opinion    December 12, 2014

View from the North 40: Column: sorry, thank you

Dear my column, I would like to apologize without sarcasm and thank you sincerely. I am sorry for not having more class and composure the first time someone recognized me in public as the writer of you. Yes, I know, my voice is even less attractive... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    December 11, 2014

Dear Miss Manners and other stories about Mexico

Know thyself. I am the first to tell you that I am selfish and self-centered to an uncomfortable degree. I would take a melon scooper and remove those traits if that were possible. I don’t have impe... Full story

 
 By Kris Hansen    Opinion    December 11, 2014

Students have a chance to become a legislative page

The Montana Legislature offers a unique opportunity for young people to participate in the legislative process through its Legislative Page Program.  Pages are young men and ladies who are juniors or seniors in high school, or the equivalent... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    December 5, 2014

View from the North 40: A snow job in clown shoes

I hate to say “I told you so.” Life’s too short to waste so many words on vindictiveness. It’s so much more uplifting to just point your finger and laugh, which is exactly my response every time someone says they’re going to try... Full story

 
 By G. Bruce Meyers    Opinion    December 4, 2014

Impose sanctions on this local despotic regime

In recent history, the United States has supported economic sanctions against authoritarian regimes around the world. However, in our own backyard there exists a tribal regime that has gone unnoticed for its undemocratic rule and repressive actions... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    December 4, 2014

3-week Evelynda with lady from that other Harlem

We met in Mazatlan several years ago. Evelyn is also from Harlem — not Montana — the Harlem in that Big City eastern seaboard state. A world traveler, Evelyn takes trips every year to different...

 
 Opinion    December 2, 2014

Chamber glad people help out

Debbie Vandeberg Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff. That very special time of year is upon us and was officially kicked off Saturday with the lighting of the community tree at... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 28, 2014

There's no little black dress for that

I’ve always said that I don’t wear dresses because, when I do, I feel as if I am not fully prepared for an emergency. What if I had to run through tall weeds, brush, deep snow or a nonmigrating... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving in Mazatlan - it's a lot more than a word

There is a man who sits on a low trolley at a certain intersection roadway along the Malecon, a broad walk next to the seawall which runs about six miles around the harbor. I suppose one might call... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 25, 2014

Be thankful for Montana's wildlife bounty

FWP Director M. Jeff Hagener This Thanksgiving, as you're gathered around the table about to give thanks — for good health, for loving friends and family members, for our soldiers overseas — consider adding another blessing: for living in a... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 21, 2014

View from the North 40

The following is a sampling of news items and information bites that we , the ever-vigilant here in the Pamville Newsroom, felt compelled to share — and comment on: News agencies in the San Fransisc... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    November 20, 2014

The story of a typical day in the neighborhood

Take the other day, a typical day, as typical as any day can be when home base is a beach resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico. We’d eaten tropical fruit and sweet rolls, in a café overlooking... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    November 14, 2014

View from the North 40: It's an ugly attitude, really

Lacking most signs of those qualities commonly referred to as feminine, I have been content to go through life as I started it, as a tomboy. Life would be a jean-clad and dirty finger-nailed slice of heaven if this were the end of the story. However,... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    November 13, 2014

Music - even the Doors - knows no borders

Kathy and I peeled ourselves out from under the palapa on the beach, changed into street clothing and took a pulmonia down to the Plazuela Machado. We had two things in mind. We like to experience... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    November 7, 2014

View from the North 40: Garbage in, garbage gut, happy me

I am what could be called an indiscriminate eater because I enjoy eating, will try most anything and have favorite foods categories from cuisine and to gut bomb. I can be equally happy with a hot meal that’s taken hours to prepare or courses to... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton Local columnist    Opinion    November 6, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: My lessons in living the Zen way - with panic

My friend Kathy and I lounged on the beach, mindlessly watching the waves roll in. Tide was high so the waves were literally underfoot. We each had a book open but upended on our laps. “I love it the way my mind goes empty while I’m on the beach... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    October 31, 2014

View from the North 40: For the most part, I had an awesome, Fluffy, childhood

I’m not saying my childhood was any more awesomer than anyone else’s — certainly it had its share of dark points and failures, many of these self-induced — but my childhood had its amazing highlights that others would be hard pressed to...

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    October 30, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: Colors for the walls - there's more than white

Every house or apartment I have ever moved into had white rooms. Oh, I just remembered, that’s not totally true. One was shades of putrid pink. Sooner or later, I transformed every wall in every... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    October 24, 2014

View from the North 40:

Americans, like humans everywhere, love holiday traditions, and a college town in New Hampshire has started a new Halloween tradition to rival any All Hallow’s Eve custom as college students and unwitting townsfolk rioted the Samhain out of the... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton Local columnist    Opinion    October 23, 2014

Looking Out My Backdoor: Wild women on their holiday - fun galore

My friend Kathy from British Columbia flew in this week. For the next three weeks I will be with Kathy on holiday, staying up the street six blocks from where I have my apartment, at the El Cid Resort. Evelyn from Harlem in New York City will join... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laural A group of Havre residents will be putting on a barbecue noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to highlight the bond between Havre and Montana State University-Northern. The campus and the community have a long tradition of cooperation. The two mean a lot to... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 17, 2014

View from the North 40: Connect-the-dots picture

Remember the old connect-the-dots pictures from grade school? Sometimes life-things — like connect-the-dots — don't look like much until you make the connections that form something more...

 
 Opinion    October 14, 2014

Our View: Eat, play, enjoy yourself, tour, support Northern

There will be an event Sunday that we hope will be well-attended. The community is invited to a special barbecue at Montana State University-Northern. There will be games for kids, as well as balloons. There will be campus tours for all involved.... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    October 10, 2014

View from the North 40: Just say it, plain and simple

One of the hardest things to do is to say exactly what you mean in a way that people understand exactly what you mean. No one knows that better today than the good-intentioned people at New Jersey’s Moorestown Township Library. They tried to say... Full story

 

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