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Shopping with angels

A satisfied shopper leaves the Clothes Closet with a full bag of presents after the Kids Shopping Day event on Saturday. Greeting him are Kathleen Edman, Molly Hackett, Ellyn Jones, Don Henry and Nancy Lowell, Clothes Closet “elves.” Jean Schurman photo.

  By Jean Schurman With angels to help shoppers and elves in the back wrapping presents, you would have thought the Clothes Closet in Stevensville had been transformed to the North Pole on Saturday. The event was the second annual Kids Shopping Day. With more than 50 youngsters going through the store in the first…

Incashola talks about native presence in the Bitterroot

Antoine “Tony” Incashola, Director of the Salish-Pend d’Oreille Cultural Committee, spoke recently in Stevensville about the connection, both past and present, of the Salish-Pend d’Oreille to their ancestral homeland in the Bitterroot Valley. Referring to the local “trail of tears” when the last of the Salish Tribe near Stevensville were “relocated” to the Flathead Indian Reservation, Incoshola said, “We were moved out of here physically, but not spiritually. We are still here in spirit.” Michael Howell photo.

  By Michael Howell Director of the Salish-Pend d’Oreille Cultural Committee Tony Incashola spoke to a small gathering of people in Stevensville recently about his tribe’s struggle for spiritual survival in the modern world and the importance of the Bitterroot Valley in that regard. “The tracks of my ancestors are all over this valley,” said…

Newly emerged virus under study at Rocky Mountain Lab

  By Carlotta Grandstaff In the family of common viruses known as Coronaviridae, a new coronavirus, recently emerged in Saudi Arabia, is positioned somewhere between the common cold and the decidedly more dangerous and potentially deadly SARS. Where this new coronavirus sits in the pantheon of viruses – whether it causes largely asymptomatic infections, whether…

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEANINE IONE ROCHON, Deceased. Probate No. DP 12-84 Dept. 2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present…

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Looking ahead to new project

I will acknowledge that this letter is late in coming, and I will assure Mr. Fred Thomas that I meant no disrespect in waiting this long to congratulate him on his victory in our race for State Senate District 45. I know that he will hold dear the needs of all of his constituents in…

Corporatism is capitalism run amok

I see corporatism as capitalism run amok.  It has overtaken government.  It feeds on the concept of “profit” which, if uncontrolled and lacking in moral values, expands into greedy accumulation of wealth and increasing power. These eventually over-ride compassion and accommodation of those societal needs conceptually and inadequately provided for through the profit motivated system….

You have the power to change

  ‘Tis the season for Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, hum… So many folks are caught on the merry-go-round of life, continuing to hope that they don’ t weaken, falter, or fail, and if they can just hang on awhile longer, things will get better. Well, how about today? Are you warm, are you full? No,…

Exuberance 2013

  Happiness abounds, I grin from ear to ear We’re at the end of the 2012 year. Now, at the end of December I think back how fast the year went bye-bye Almost as if I were watching a passerby.   Strangely, as we count every year Some hope to accomplish goals while still here….

Christian reasons for LGBT inclusion

By Terry Moran, PFLAG Hamilton-Bitterroot Chapter President   This fall a successful Pacific Northwest Regional PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Conference was hosted in Hamilton. I continue to be haunted by a troubling statement from a gay conference attendee.  In the context of a presentation on religious issues he remarked: “I…