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 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 25, 2016 


Graduation, a time of joy, laughter, tears. An exciting time yet a bittersweet one. Graduates are seeing the culmination of 13 years of their lives. They’ve sat in classrooms, done homework, participated in activities such as band and sports. And... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 18, 2016

A Little of This and That

Several days ago, as I was planting some sweet peppers, I thought about how good it felt to have my hands in the dirt. I thought how comforting it was to physically connect with the earth. While I was planting the peppers, I was also thinking about...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 11, 2016

Redefining 'Elderly'

Last week, when I went to pay for some purchases in a Glasgow business, I chatted for a few moments afterwards with the clerk. And in the course of our talk, I heard something that surprised me. The lady told me she was 80 years old. I’m sure I...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Only Today

A long time ago, I saw a greeting card that said, “You only have today. Make the most of it.” That was brought home to me late Friday when I received a call telling me my cousin, Dorothy, had died. She and I were the sisters that neither of us ha... Full story

 By sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 30, 2016

Bits and Puzzle Pieces

It’s bits and pieces time again. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, was an absolutely beautiful day. The joy of the day was enhanced many times over through a large family gathering, phone calls to and from relatives, and the making of lots of new memories....

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 23, 2016

Community and Contentment

Every once in a while, a person will have an experience that they will always remember. Such was the case with me several weeks ago. I had gone to church a little earlier than usual. There were about four or five other people there when I entered....

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 16, 2016

Enjoying Your 'Bouncy Days'

If you’ve been wondering why you’ve not seen my column in past weeks, it’s because my husband and I took a trip to Sun City, Ariz., to spend several weeks with his brother. We went on several day trips out through the desert. I thoroughly enjoy...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 3, 2016

Celebrate More

I’m celebrating. Actually my granddaughter and I are celebrating. She and I will go shopping and she will choose where we have lunch. And she is going to do all the driving. Because we are celebrating her receiving her driver’s license. When she...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 27, 2016

A Day in the Life

9:00 a.m.: A noise wakes me up. I blearily look around my bedroom and see the noise came from my cat brushing against the wind-chime in the window when she jumped up on the dresser in front of it. Crawling out from under the warm covers I take hold o...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 20, 2016

Why Does the Thought Exist?

“Did you hear about the new baby the Murphys had?” “No. Is there a problem?” “Yes. The child is retarded. What kind of life will she have?” Two people take seats at a table in a restaurant. As they look to the occupants at the table to...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 13, 2016

To My Grandchildren: Part II

Last week I wrote a column titled To My Grandchildren. There was more I wanted to add to that column but wasn’t able to, so this week I’m finishing what I wanted to say. Refrain from gossiping. It isn’t good for anyone -- not for the person...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 6, 2016

To My Grandchildren

Some of you are adults, others are in school, and one is in pre-school. But whatever your age, this is for all of you. For those still in school, you have a very important job -- getting your education. Pay attention in class and do your homework...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 30, 2015

Resolving to Help Others

Another year is ending. Seems like I just get started on a new year and it’s over, leaving me to wonder how it could have flown by so fast. With a new year approaching, people are going over resolutions they want to make - things they hope to do,...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 23, 2015

A Laumeyer Christmas

As I wander through stores looking at all the items on display that can be purchased for Christmas gifts, memories of past Christmases come flowing back. Although some of the memories bring tears, they all bring me smiles. I remember a Christmas...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 9, 2015

Donating to Medical Research

The last while I’ve been coming across stories on the internet about new medicines being approved as well as some that are on the verge of approval by the Federal Drug Administration. One of them is now in the clinical trial stage and is expected...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 25, 2015

Thinking Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, people are listing what they are grateful for. I, along with millions of other people in our nation, have much to be thankful for. But I am also thankful for things I don’t have. It isn’t necessary for me to be in a...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 18, 2015

The Trouble with Teaching

This past week an incident happened that reminded me of another time when the same thing occurred. I was staying at my nephew's in Billings because of medical appointments I had. The last day I was there, I ordered two pizzas delivered to his...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 11, 2015

Service Freely Given

A while ago I wrote about companies that include sexual overtones in their ads. One such ad was for a popular candy. Since then I’ve been asked how to contact a company who uses this type of ad and register an opinion. You can usually find an 800...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 4, 2015

Spot Those Collection Boxes

By the time the sun set on Dec. 28, 1983, it had started to sink in that my family and I were homeless. We had found shelter with my husband’s parents. The reason we were homeless was because we’d lost our house and everything we had in it,...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    October 28, 2015

Homecoming in Nashua

Saturday was a perfect Fall day for a Homecoming parade, bazaar, a hot bowl of soup, and the last home volleyball game in Nashua. A pink convertible in which were seated Nashua Homecoming King Joe Dun...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    October 28, 2015

Governor, Canadian Consul Honor Nashua's Shirley Ball

Recently, Montana's Gov. Steve Bullock joined with Canadian Consul General Marcy Grossman in welcoming guests to a retirement reception in honor of Honorary Consul Shirley Ball of Nashua. The...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 28, 2015

The Simplest Things

Last Saturday, as I was walking to the Nashua School to watch the volleyball games, one of my grandsons met me. He walked beside me for a few moments, then took off skipping. He returned to my side, still skipping. I smiled as I observed his energy....

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 21, 2015

Hip Replacement, Tenacity and Endurance

I’d been experiencing increasing pain in my right leg and decided I needed to find out what was causing it. So for most of the past month I’ve been in Billings for medical tests and consultations that resulted in the total replacement of my...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    September 16, 2015

"Just the facts, ma'am."

Some years ago there was a program on television called Dragnet. One of the detectives in the show would say “Just the facts, ma’am.” So, here are the facts. In October of 2014 I was told my cancer had metastasized to my bones. A malignant...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    September 9, 2015

Picnics Past and Present

This coming Sunday, the congregations of Queen of Angels in Nashua, St. Albert’s in Hinsdale, Holy Family in Glentana, and St. Raphael’s in Glasgow will gather for an outdoor Mass followed by a potluck picnic at Kiwanis Park in Fort Peck. As I...


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