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 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    April 16, 2014 

Nashua Post Office Survives, But Hours Cut

Under the Post Plan, the U.S. Post Office has closed a number of community post offices and reduced hours for smaller towns. The plan was developed as an alternative to closing the smaller post offices. On Thursday, April 4, Rhonda Mailey, who...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 16, 2014 

The Promise Of Easter

Easter is almost upon us. As I read of several different ways to dye Easter eggs, my mind drifted back to Easter when I was growing up. Children were up just as early on Easter Sunday as they were on Christmas morning because they just knew that the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Helping A Cow Give Birth

A few days ago, a friend of mine was talking about how their calving season was going. Instantly, some of my experiences when our cows started calving came to mind. One of the most memorable was the very first time my husband asked me to help him wit...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    April 2, 2014

Take Me Home, Country Roads

On a warm, lazy, summer’s day, I decided to go for a drive. I wasn’t headed anywhere in particular, just somewhere. Turning off the highway, I slowly drove along a country road. No houses were in sight. The air was filled with the sounds of a...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    March 26, 2014

A Love Of Books

Recently I read a line that spoke of a child who reads as they are growing up becomes an adult who thinks. Last week, while in Arizona visiting family, I walked into a used book store. No sooner had I crossed the threshhod than I stopped and took a...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 26, 2014

I Need To Write About This

As I was thinking about my column for this week, I decided that there have been some things happen lately that need to be written about. So here goes. The past few weeks, I’ve attended and taken part in several fundraisers to help local residents....

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    February 5, 2014

Nashua To Give 4-Day School Week A Close Look

Whether the Nashua School have a four-day or a five-day school week was first addressed two years ago. But because of the superintendent at that time leaving and a new superintendent coming in, the board voted to table the issue. Last fall, the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    February 5, 2014

Boom! The Heat Is On

Ahhhh, heat! Warm rooms. No need to have a blanket over my legs anymore when I’m sitting in my recliner. Not since Monday, when the new furnace we ordered was finally installed and turned on. The old wall furnace – I’m guessing its age at...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 29, 2014

Getting Through High School Without Google

Last week I saw a picture of high school students sitting at desks and using manual typewriters. The caption on the picture was “Respect your parents. They made it through high school without Google and Wikipedia.” As I looked at the picture, I...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    January 22, 2014

Decision On 4-Day School Week Closer In Nashua

Additional public input on changing to a four-day school week was received by the Nashua School Board at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 20, in the Nashua School Library. Brenda Koessl, board chair, stated that the board would not be voting on the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 22, 2014

Snapshots In Time Precious

A couple of weeks ago I was bitten by some bugs – rearrange the furniture bug, clear out the closet bug, get organized bug. So I sat down, made a list of what I wanted to do and materials needed and set to work. I got some empty boxes and started i...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 15, 2014

Living With A Busted Drain

On a recent Saturday night, I discovered the main drain in our house was busted. There was water all over the basement floor. We tried that night and all the next day to fix it, with no luck. Not only was it busted, it was plugged. Next step –...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    January 8, 2014

A No-Resolution Resolution

A new year has arrived. 2014. Wow! I remember as a child wondering if I’d still be alive in the year 2000, and what would life be like then if I was. I think I was all of 10 at the time. To think of living to the age of 60 or 70 or 80 is hard for a...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 25, 2013

Snow For Christmas Is Music To My Ears

Snow. Big flakes, little flakes, wet flakes, dry flakes – lots of flakes. Winters in northeast Montana can bring a little snow or a lot of snow or an outrageous, unbelievable amount of snow. Sometimes records of snowfall amount are broken – much...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    December 18, 2013

Nashua Eyes 4-Day School Week

Hinsdale, Saco, and Opheim school superintendents were guest speakers at a presentation Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, at the Nashua school concerning the idea of Nashua switching from a five-day to four-day school week. And they all – Hinsdale's Julie...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 18, 2013

Why Do I Do These Things?

Last Saturday, I joined my daughters and daughters-in-law for our annual baking day. The next day, when I told a friend of all that we made and about going to the Christmas party in Nashua sponsored by the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, I was asked why I do...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    December 11, 2013

Thanksgiving On The Road

By the time this is printed I will have been home for a week. As I looked out the window on the train, my thoughts drifted back to the two weeks I spent with my brother in Iowa. We had not seen each other for a little over two years. My original plan...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 27, 2013

What If...We Showed Thanks Year Round?

Turkey. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Dressing. Cranberries. Pumpkin pie. Can’t you almost taste all these wonderful foods? I can and will as I sit down to the table with my brother and a cousin and his family for Thanksgiving dinner. And before we...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    November 13, 2013

WWII Vets Honored Guests In Nashua

Three World War II veterans, who were on an honor flight to Washington, D.C., in October, and one WWII veteran who was on the April honor flight, all agreed -- one of the most impressive sights they had the chance to see was the changing of the...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 13, 2013

My Dad, The Wise Hunter

The hunting season is in full swing. Everywhere you look you see people dressed in camoflauge clothing and quite often you spot a pickup that has one or more deer or antelope in the box. Walk into a sporting goods store, and you will see hunters...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    November 6, 2013

Go Ahead, Make Your Day

The past few weeks, thoughts on many subjects have been swirling through my mind. So I decided I’d list a few of those thoughts. A few days ago, I saw a headline that intrigued me so I checked out the article. The headline read, “Marriage...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Tech Talk

Sunday, following a dinner at church, one of my grandsons went over to the rotary dial phone that's in the church basement. Picking up the receiver, he asked, "How do you work this phone?" His question took me by surprise and for a moment, I couldn't...

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 16, 2013

Memories Grow In My Garden

Last week a friend sent me an email about the loss of a loved one in a car wreck. Several days later, my friend emailed me the eulogy they’d written asking if I would proofread it. I did so, sent the eulogy back to them and extended my condolences....

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    October 9, 2013

Spreading The Word About Cuddle Blankets

I was sitting in my recliner on a chilly March day a little over three years ago when my phone rang. Answering it, I heard, “We want you to come down to the bowling alley and pick up your prize.” Prize? I knew the women’s league bowling... Full story

 
 By Sandy Laumeyer    News    October 2, 2013

1 Overpass, 4 Options: Nashua Debates 'Milk River North' Plan

The Nashua Civic Center was the site for a Sept. 24 meeting between Nashua area residents, representatives from HDR Engineering of Billings and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) concerning the proposed construction of a railroad...

 

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