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 By Andy Carlson    Opinion    December 26, 2014 

A great time for music in Havre Public Schools

This time of the year in Havre Public Schools the sets take center stage. From the first-graders singing up at the mall to the Hi-Liters touring around the community, Havre Public Schools’ “Tradition of Excellence” in the arts is at its... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 26, 2014 

View from the North 40

The Universe will have its balance, if not through blood sacrifice, then through humiliation. A few weeks ago I wrote a column about how a friend from way back found me through the magic of the... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 24, 2014

Our View: Hi-Liners who care

We in the newspaper business often spend our time covering the dark side of society — the fires, arrests and political corruption. But we also spend a lot of time dealing with some really great people. Many are the people who stay in the... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Tidings of comfort and joy

For two weeks the words of that Christmas song floated through my mind. The chorus won’t leave me alone. Think about it. The whole thing is a strange set up. First angels show up. Then they say,... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 22, 2014

Our View: Street, sidewalks repairs badly needed in Havre

Hats off to Havre City Councilwomen Pam Hillery and Terry Lilletvedt for taking up what might be the politically unpopular issue of raising taxes. The two lawmakers want the city to undertake a massive effort to improve the city’s deteriorating inf... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 22, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Havre businesses provide all kind of services year-round

Editor: Local businesses are what drive the Havre community every day. They generate the majority of our tax base to finance local government for police/fire protection, the parks we all enjoy and the schools our children and grandchildren attend.... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 22, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Boys & Girls Club partners with many to make holidays happier

Editor: If a body of water has no outlet, it becomes stagnant,but if the inflow is matched by the outflow, it becomes a source of freshness and life. Just so, the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line is not a stagnant “dead sea” receiving and... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2014

Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — There's nothing to do in Havre? Look at the Christmas events that have been held in Havre this week and the upcoming events. Schools, college, reservations, community groups and a lot more are putting on events that are fun for the whole... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 19, 2014

View from the North 40

You live with someone for a few decades and you know everything about them. You’re like “this,” and by “this” I mean the intertwined fingers of oneness — which looks a lot like the crossed... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    December 18, 2014

The process of finding my inner pole dancer

Dance is different things to different people. To some, dance is pure joy of movement. To someone else, it is forbidden sin. Dance is exercise, artistic expression, communication, a route to seduction... Full story

 
 By Michelle M. Hill    Opinion    December 16, 2014

Dealing with holiday stress and depression

’Tis the season to be jolly? Not likely! The holidays may make many of us feel more like the Grinch than like little Cindy Lou Who. This is understandable with drop-in guests, shopping demands, tight financial issues, cleaning, entertaining,... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 12, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel People from senior citizens to Havre High School Key Club members are ringing the bell at Salvation Army kettles around town. It’s a tough job, standing out in the cold asking for money. But it’s a fun job. Volunteers talk to people,... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke-Humor columnist    Opinion    December 12, 2014

View from the North 40: Column: sorry, thank you

Dear my column, I would like to apologize without sarcasm and thank you sincerely. I am sorry for not having more class and composure the first time someone recognized me in public as the writer of you. Yes, I know, my voice is even less attractive... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    December 11, 2014

Dear Miss Manners and other stories about Mexico

Know thyself. I am the first to tell you that I am selfish and self-centered to an uncomfortable degree. I would take a melon scooper and remove those traits if that were possible. I don’t have impe... Full story

 
 By Kris Hansen    Opinion    December 11, 2014

Students have a chance to become a legislative page

The Montana Legislature offers a unique opportunity for young people to participate in the legislative process through its Legislative Page Program.  Pages are young men and ladies who are juniors or seniors in high school, or the equivalent... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 9, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Nominations sought for Booster Club's Dr. Jim Elliot Award

Editor: The Blue Pony Booster Club is in need of nominations for the Dr. Jim Elliott Memorial Award. Dr. Elliott’s family gave the first award in 2001 and purchased a plaque that hangs in a trophy case at the Havre High School’s west foyer with... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 8, 2014

Letter to the Editor: Fort Belknap Vets Stand Down was appreciated

Editor: United States veterans are an important part of each and every community. They have served and protected, and some have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that each and every American can live free. Unfortunately, many of those who have... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 8, 2014

Join United Way campaign - for Havre's sake

Editor: Isn’t it wonderful that we are done with the phone calls and extra mail that was so frequent in the last few months? We are free to get on with our daily lives and, as we head into the holiday season, it is time to be thankful for our many... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 5, 2014

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel The Havre-Hill County Library has some great programs for young people. Children in one of the programs, Story Time, stayed late this week and made Christmas cards for soldiers stationed in Liberia. It is sort of a forgotten war these... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke Humor columnist    Opinion    December 5, 2014

View from the North 40: A snow job in clown shoes

I hate to say “I told you so.” Life’s too short to waste so many words on vindictiveness. It’s so much more uplifting to just point your finger and laugh, which is exactly my response every time someone says they’re going to try... Full story

 
 By G. Bruce Meyers    Opinion    December 4, 2014

Impose sanctions on this local despotic regime

In recent history, the United States has supported economic sanctions against authoritarian regimes around the world. However, in our own backyard there exists a tribal regime that has gone unnoticed for its undemocratic rule and repressive actions... Full story

 
 By Sondra Ashton    Opinion    December 4, 2014

3-week Evelynda with lady from that other Harlem

We met in Mazatlan several years ago. Evelyn is also from Harlem — not Montana — the Harlem in that Big City eastern seaboard state. A world traveler, Evelyn takes trips every year to different...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2014

So many helped out with Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Editor: To our community, The mission statement for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner states: “The purpose of this project is to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to all who wish to participate: rich, poor, young, old,... Full story

 
 Opinion    December 2, 2014

Chamber glad people help out

Debbie Vandeberg Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff. That very special time of year is upon us and was officially kicked off Saturday with the lighting of the community tree at... Full story

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 28, 2014

There's no little black dress for that

I’ve always said that I don’t wear dresses because, when I do, I feel as if I am not fully prepared for an emergency. What if I had to run through tall weeds, brush, deep snow or a nonmigrating... Full story

 

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