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 Opinion    December 19, 2014 

Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — There's nothing to do in Havre? Look at the Christmas events that have been held in Havre this week and the upcoming events. Schools, college, reservations, community groups and a lot more are putting on events that are fun for the whole... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 19, 2014 

View from the North 40

You live with someone for a few decades and you know everything about them. You’re like “this,” and by “this” I mean the intertwined fingers of oneness — which looks a lot like the crossed... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    December 18, 2014

The process of finding my inner pole dancer

Dance is different things to different people. To some, dance is pure joy of movement. To someone else, it is forbidden sin. Dance is exercise, artistic expression, communication, a route to seduction... Full story

 
 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

 
 Opinion    December 12, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel People from senior citizens to Havre High School Key Club members are ringing the bell at Salvation Army kettles around town. It’s a tough job, standing out in the cold asking for money. But it’s a fun job. Volunteers talk to people,... 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

 
 Opinion    December 9, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Nominations sought for Booster Club's Dr. Jim Elliot Award

Editor: The Blue Pony Booster Club is in need of nominations for the Dr. Jim Elliott Memorial Award. Dr. Elliott’s family gave the first award in 2001 and purchased a plaque that hangs in a trophy case at the Havre High School’s west foyer with... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 8, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Fort Belknap Vets Stand Down was appreciated

Editor: United States veterans are an important part of each and every community. They have served and protected, and some have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that each and every American can live free. Unfortunately, many of those who have... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 8, 2014

Join United Way campaign - for Havre's sake

Editor: Isn’t it wonderful that we are done with the phone calls and extra mail that was so frequent in the last few months? We are free to get on with our daily lives and, as we head into the holiday season, it is time to be thankful for our many... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 5, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The Havre-Hill County Library has some great programs for young people. Children in one of the programs, Story Time, stayed late this week and made Christmas cards for soldiers stationed in Liberia. It is sort of a forgotten war these... 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 4, 2014

So many helped out with Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Editor: To our community, The mission statement for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner states: “The purpose of this project is to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to all who wish to participate: rich, poor, young, old,... Full story

 
 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

 
 Opinion    November 28, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Chinook Sugarbeeters worked hard all season, and after a disappointing start to the year, they bounced back to make it to the state finals in Class C 8-man football. They tried very hard to win, but it was not to be this time. But they... 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 26, 2014

Our View:Hi-Line has a lot to be thankful for

While we each individually look at what we should be thankful for in our lives, it might be nice at this time of the year to look at what we are thankful for and what inspires us in the public life of our community. Lots of Hi-Line people have... 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

 
 Opinion    November 24, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Our loving God sets standards to live by

Editor: Pam Hillery's statement that (her) "God is a loving God" saddens me. It implies that those who oppose same-sex marriage believe in a God who isn't. But our God is also loving; He is also just, and He knows that boundaries are necessary. Or... Full story

 
 Opinion    November 21, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — The American Society of Civil Engineers did a study of Montana’s infrastructure. It came to the obvious conclusion. the state of Montana’s roads and public infrastructure is pretty sad. We suspect if they did a detailed study of the... 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

 

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