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Montana 33rd on child well-being

Dear Editor, Earlier this month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the leading report on the status and well-being of children in the U.S. This year’s Data Book focuses on the aftermath of the recession and reports an increase of 18 percent in the national child poverty rate between…

A forgotten treasure

  Dear Editor, In the September 28th issue of the Bitterroot Star editorial section, there was a commentary written by H.E. “Red” Caldwell, president of the Bitterroot Valley Historical Society Board of Directors. His editorial outlined the plight of the Ravalli County Museum and made a plea for support to keep History and Art alive…

Praise for Stevi production

Dear Editor, I was attracted to a playbill that triggered my interest…a musical comedy based on a well-known Agatha Christie mystery plot, “Ten Little Indians”, or otherwise known as “And Then There Were None”. But this was not a Broadway theater offering such a show. It was a hometown volunteer community theater effort to bring…

Sacrifice required

  Dear Editor, As a proud great grandmother I care about my family’s future and my country’s. I grew up during the Depression. I sacrificed like all Americans did during WWII. Whether it was raising the hems on skirts to save material, growing victory gardens, rationing foods so the troops could be fed, losing close…

Wrong fire policy

Dear Editor, The firestorm seemed endless. You could see it lapping over the top of the Sapphire Mountains. A spot fire that could have been put out became a raging inferno of thousands of acres, as the Forest Service did nothing but “protect structures.” Not only were the wildlife being burned to death, and losing…

Don’t forget folks with mental illness

By Star Jameson, Hamilton We are fortunate in this valley to have a full spectrum of mental health services for folks experiencing loss, depression, suicidal thoughts, mania and other of the mental challenges. Recently it was brought to my attention that 1:17 adults in the U.S. live with a serious mental illness like schizophrenia, major…

  Red Ribbon poetry contest As part of Red Ribbon Week 2011, Western MT Addiction Services and Tobacco Free Ravalli are hosting the Red Ribbon Poetry Mash! Write a simple poem (haiku, limerick, rhyming or not) 250 words or less about a life free from addictions (what a great life!), send it in, for a…

  Clubs and Groups     Hamilton Senior Center activities Monday – 11:45 lunch, cloggers at 1:30 p.m.; bingo on 1st & 3rd weeks, pinochle on 2nd week, 7 p.m. Tuesday – line dancing at 9:30-11:30 a.m., cloggers at 3 p.m., line dancing at 6-7 p.m., stompers 7-9 p.m. Wednesday – 11:45 lunch, bridge at…