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Gladys Delores Becker

  Eugene – Gladys Delores Becker, 88, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at home. She was born July 28, 1925, in Raymond, MT to William and Mary Anne Syme and was one of 11 children. Gladys married Joseph John Becker on June 4, 1944, at St. Joseph Church in Plentywood, MT. The family…

County rejects Title X funding

Women’s health clinic to close By Michael Howell Last Friday, the County Commissioners refused to accept, on a 3 to 2 vote, close to $50,000 in federal funding for Title X services in the county. Public Health Nurse Judy Griffin, obviously shaken by the decision, said that it meant closing the health department’s family planning…

Commissioners approve correction to Mitchell Slough portage route signs

  Two new portage requests filed By Michael Howell At a meeting last Friday, the County Commissioners agreed to change the signage at the existing portage routes into Mitchell Slough to conform with state law. In a portage route request filed last November, Andy Roubik asked the commissioners to clear the way for public access…

Missoula to Bitterroot bike path back on track

  By Michael Howell The floodgates may soon be opened between the Bitterroot Valley and Missoula, but it won’t be water flooding through, it will be bicycles, and hopefully, they will flood both ways. As soon as the Highway 93 expansion project was finished in Ravalli County it didn’t take long for everyone to realize…

Actions to divide Farm Bill harm middle class and rural America

By Ron de Yong, Director, Montana Department of Agriculture   Recently the U.S. House of Representatives passed Farm Bill legislation that removed the nutrition component that provides food for children, seniors, the disabled, and others in need. If your intention were to eliminate or drastically reduce food going to those in need due to economic…

Sad day for county

  It is a sad day when three commissioners decide to deny health care – in the form of Title X funds – for Ravalli County low-income residents. The claim that young people should not have access to care because of the parent/child bond is hypocritical because at the same time the commissioners are actively…

Character revealed

  We believe a person’s character is revealed through actions, not words. We believe a “proven leader” works for the good of the people, not for his own agenda. My family had the unfortunate opportunity to witness firsthand the character of Stevensville’s current Mayor in action. We have owned and operated a small licensed day…

Fun day marred by disrespect

  My family and I attended the Ravalli County Fair last week and it was so much fun! We rode the rides, ate the eats and visited with friends and neighbors we ran into along the way. Everything we LOVE about living in our hometown! At the beginning of the rodeo, a little gal sang…

Mobster nation

  Arab countries have offered to pay for an American strike on Syria; why not just put a horse’s head in Assad’s bed? The great Don Obama can make them an offer they can’t refuse and of course they will respect him and say, “Don Obama, I need a favor.” What have we become if…

Say no to attack on Syria

  I write to urge fellow Montanans to contact Senators Baucus and Tester, and Congressman Daines, to vote “No” on Obama’s proposal to bomb Syria. The recent gassing of innocent civilians by the ruthless dictator Bashar al-Assad is horrible and reprehensible. But the United States has not been attacked. Our security is not directly threatened…