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 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

Remembering the Forgotten

Last year I wrote a little bit about remembering those who never made it home on Memorial Day. If you don’t realize the big difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, talk to any service member that saw combat. Memorial Day we remember th...

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

Simpler Times

A longtime friend, Bill, sends me a trivia question each day. So far I’ve managed to answer each one correctly. One of the more recent questions was to give the name of a game he described. the answer was jacks, a game I played for hours on end eit...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

When Farming Was Hard

It is the time of year when most farmers are working to get crops planted if they are not already in. Observing some of the huge outfits that are currently used for most field work made me think of what it must have been like for my father’s and...

 By James Walling    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

Astronomy or Astrology? You Decide

Astrology columns drive me crazy. People love them, I know, but it's not science. And these things are often in a newspaper, so even though every reader knows full well that the stars are about as reliable as a fortune cookie when it comes to the sub...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 20, 2015 

Who Should Be Allowed In

This column is in response to Lih-An Yang's op-ed piece in last week's Glasgow Courier. My point is this: Had Ms. Yang researched some of my columns on immigration reform she would have seen I fully favor immediate citizenship for those folks who...

 By James Walling    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Movie Reviews, Clean Copy and Civil Discourse

A good chunk of my professional background is in film criticism—I have served as a staff critic at home and internationally—but I actually have something better for you in the way of movie reviews. D.K. Holm is a Portland-based film critic and...

 By Lih-An Yang    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Immigrant Contributions, Mutual Respect

Mr. Vaupel has once again chosen to attack a general group of people in the U.S. Since he did not name any specific individuals in his opinion column (Incrementally Incremental, May 6, 2015), he probably figured that he did not need to be...

 By Jim Novelli--Eastern MT Mental Health Comm. Center    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Mental Health Matters

May is mental health month and Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center is raising awareness of the important role mental health plays in our lives by encouraging members of the community to learn more about their own mental health and to take...

 By Annie Tillery Waldow    Opinion    May 13, 2015

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor, The week of May 4-8 is Head Start Teacher Appreciation Week. So many Head Start children have succeeded in life due in part to the hard work of dedicated and loving teachers and assistants. Head Start teachers are dedicated...

 By Virgil Vaupel    Opinion    May 13, 2015

I've Been Diggin' Up Stones

Here’s a little story about farming. First, though I have to tell you... I am not a farmer. I’m just someone who drives a large tractor pulling some very large equipment around some very big parcels of farm ground. I got this job with the help...

 By James Walling    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Something Old, Something New

At the time of writing, I'm on day four as your new managing editor. I'm happy to be here. Our outgoing editor Bonnie Davidson (she prefers "reporter") has done an extraordinary job along with the... Full story

 By Sandy Laumeyer    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Packing Bags Made Easy

Up until November of 2005, the only trips I’d taken were to southeast Iowa to my birthplace to visit my brother, nieces and nephews, and some lifelong friends. Over the last eight years or so, I’ve been able to take some long desired trips. For i...

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Getting Your Brains Back

One of the best pieces of advice I've ever heard came from our very own Terry Trang from the Courier. "You don't have any brains," she said. We have discussed kids many times. I've truly enjoyed being a step mom to three wonderful kids, who of...

 Opinion    May 6, 2015

Incrementally Incremental

I remember back in the very early 1600’s when this group of white folks calling themselves the Pilgrims landed on the shores of my country. See, I was an American Indian back then and the story I’m about to relate is quite incredible and...

 By Richard H. Opper--Public Health and Human Services    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Childhood Abuse Lasts

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It’s safe to assume that every Montanan is against child abuse. But tragically, it happens all the time, the incidents of child abuse are actually increasing, and the impacts of abuse on the most vulnerable...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Livery Lives On

I received a message from a former classmate regarding an article printed concerning livery stables in Glasgow. He reminded me of a house and barn located on corner of Third Ave So. I do know the house and barn he was talking about as I have several...

 By Marko Manoukian--Co-Chair of St. Mary Rehab Group    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Light Snow Pack Underscores Importance Of Stored Water

The most glaring number that the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) provided at the March 24 St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group (SMRWG) meeting in Havre was not the $40 million construction cost for a new diversion structure. It was the fact that the...

 By Sierra Stoneberg-Holt    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, On Friday, SB 284 was signed by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. I expect it will land on the Governor's desk Monday. The governor plans to veto it, just as he did two years ago, and his successor did two years...

 By Howard Pippin    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, This is an open letter to those who like to use the Saco shooting range that is operated by the Saco Shootist Society. This is a private shooting range that is operated on private land that is owned by the 1st Creek Ranch of Saco. They...

 By Bonnie Davidson    Opinion    April 29, 2015

Delicate Issues Of Social Media Etiquette

Ever have that moment where you take a step back and think, I sure didn’t mean to offend, but somehow that came out wrong. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a million more sites are out there and used on a daily basis. We all have that account,...

 By Jim Orr    Opinion    April 22, 2015

Turn The Page

Five years, four months. That's how long I've been publisher of The Glasgow Courier – definitely the fastest and among the most rewarding five years, four months, of my life. This edition of The Courier is the last with me as publisher. I've accept... Full story

 By Janet Bailey    Opinion    April 22, 2015

What To Take To Bed With You

Put your car keys beside your bed at night. Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your doctor's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a...

 By Gwen Cornwell    Opinion    April 22, 2015

I Remember Him Like It Was Yesterday

My first memory of The Glasgow Courier was when it was published in the office located in the Rundle Building. There have been many changes since that time, not only in location, but staff and editors. And what a change to have colored pictures in...

 By Donna Dascher    Opinion    April 22, 2015

Kids Need To Stop Being Slobs, Dropping 'F' Bombs

Dear Editor: I seriously don’t know where to begin. I am seeing a lot of what is being worn and what is being said by the fourth through sixth graders at the East Side School. Holy cow!!!! They may as well wear pajamas. Is there absolutely no...

 By Barry Beard    Opinion    April 22, 2015

God's Judgment Looms: Supreme Court Has Been Warned

Scripture warns that perversions violate the law of the land ... (Leviticus 18:22-30). A team of lawyers, acting on behalf of a number of Christian and liberty-focused organizations, has told the U.S. Supreme Court that to mandate same-sex marriage...


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