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By Frank A. and Lin Vargo
Special to The Courier 

Adventures in St. Marie

Coffee and A Co-Op...


November 17, 2021

Finally, great news for Saint Marie residents!

“A lot has been happening for the Co-Op!”

Pat Trotter, resident and President of the Saint Marie Co-op wrote me the other day to let us know that the convenience store should be open by Dec. 1, at the latest.

The Co-Op, and coffee shop will be at 363 Country Club.

The coffee shop, they are hoping will be open by Jan. 1.

Pat also explained that the Thrift Store is being relocated to 363 Country Club due to remodeling that has to be done since at the current location at 715 6th street, has no heat or water.

As he has stated, “the cost to get both working at the current location is prohibitive.”

He further explained that the Co-Op is a nonprofit organization that was set up several years ago that does have seven board of directors.

All proceeds go back into the Co-Op for the benefit of the people of Saint Marie.

They have helped sponsor a movie night with the help of Roubie Younkin, their Valley County Extension office.

And they looking at different things to do for the youth of Saint Marie.

Armistice Day

Veteran’s Day was last week and is held in honor of all those who served in the United States Armed Forces.

During World War I, it was at 11:00 am on November 11th, 1918 that a armistice was signed and the fighting came to an end. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson had announced that November 11th would be called Armistice Day.

It was at 11am on November 11, 1918 that a temporary peace, or armistice, was signed and the fighting during World War I came to an end.

A year later President Woodrow Wilson announced that November 11th would be called Armistice Day in the United States.

By 1954, the United States Congress wanted to honor veteran’s of all wars, which included World War II and the Korean War.

That is when they changed Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day.

Custom Hats

Last week we were in Billings and stopped in to see Randy Rains at his Law Dog Hat company.

We have known Randy for many years now and he has been making custom made hats for 40 years now.

If you are in need of a new hat or refurbishing your great broken-in western hats, this is the guy who does a great job! He mentioned that over those 40 years, he has made about 25,000 hats!

His shop is in the Heights by the VFW. Please check him out! He also has a website:

Malta Excursions

Our family has been going to Malta sometimes and stops in at Jane Ereaux’s Marion Hill Golf Course and the Tin Cup Bar and Grill restaurant. They have great food and Jane is so nice. [ Check out their website at ]


We would like to send our condolences to Dona Mastvelten-Dillman who just lost her best friend in the world, her mom Clara Mastvelten from Savage, Montana.

This, just after Clara beat Covid.


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