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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 7, 2018

View from the North 40: A news roundup to start the month

When life gives you hard news, read here for the soft and fluffy stuff. Things get crazy in the capitol In the nation’s capitol at the end of November Gavin Clarkson, a New Mexico resident, and his fiancee had their request for a marriage license...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 30, 2018

View from the North 40: Like I said before 'meh fwote huhwts'

My purpose here today is simply to explain to you why the tonsils are the stupidest organ in the human body. I know this comes as a shock to everyone who thinks that title belongs to the appendix but, with all due respect, that internal organ must...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 30, 2018

Rodeo team Cowboy Christmas set for Saturday

The Montana State University-Northern rodeo teams are hosting their 19th annual Cowboy Christmas fundraiser Saturday. The annual event will be held in the Armory Gymnasium on the university campus, with no-host cocktails starting at 5 p.m. and the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 26, 2018

Big Sandy Christmas Stroll set for Dec. 1

Big Sandy’s Christmas Stroll will be taking over the town Saturday, Dec. 1, one of the event organizers, Tina Cook, said. The day, organized by the Chouteau County Community Service Improvement group, will start with Breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m....

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 23, 2018

View from the North 40: A kilogram by any other measurement

In a world where it seems the only thing humanity has in common is our divisiveness, scientists from around the globe have met and shown the world that people of the human race come together in one voice to tell the world they can accurately measure...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 20, 2018

Community Thanksgiving delivery deadline Wednsesday

Havre residents who can’t travel to the Havre Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday can arrange to have the free dinner delivered by calling North Central Senior Citizens Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today or Wednesday at 265-5464. People...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 16, 2018

View from the North 40: Not waving, but drowning, yet laughing

Sometimes I believe all the people who love me beyond my faults, and those people who just don’t know me well enough, when they say, “Oh, it’s too bad you didn’t have kids. You would’ve been a great parent.” Nope. My animals, aka the...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 13, 2018

House fire on Sucker Creek Road

Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department responded with four units and 11 firefighters to a structure fire reported Monday at about 11 a.m. on the 50000 Block of Sucker Creek Road. Bear Paw Fire Chief Josh Bebee said the fire in the dwelling was contained...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 9, 2018

Zen and the art of winter preparedness

Just like I prepared our property for winter by clearing the driveway verge of vegetation that would cause drifting and other problems when the snow and cold hit, my mental and emotional preparedness for winter weather was impeccable this fall. By mi...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 2, 2018

View from the North 40

Halloween has brought out all the spider decorations, but a man in Fresno, California, who was house sitting for his parents, had a problem Oct. 24 with real spiders, a problem he felt compelled to...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 26, 2018

Opening my pie hole about reality TV

I’m not a fan of reality TV because I can’t stand all the drama, worse, it’s manufactured drama. That is just not my thing. I know that makes me sound old and stodgy, but I was there and of that age when MTV descended from music video...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 5, 2018

View from the North 40: If you 'can't even imagine' then be prepared

I wish to unread a news article I found this week but, apparently, until my hereditary Alzheimer’s sets in I’m stuck with it in my brain. The Associated Press reported that a bowling alley owner got stuck in his pin setting machine Sunday and...

 

The opening salvos from the animal army

As I’ve said before, I’m not much of a conspiracy buff, mostly because you have to keep track of so many details and care very deeply and madly about stuff, and I’m all, “Bleh, this is just crazy talk. I’m gonna go watch funny cat videos...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 25, 2018

Little Britches rodeo comes to Havre for the first time

Hi-Line Rodeo Team is holding a fall 2018 Little Britches Rodeo mini-circuit in Havre in coordination with the Laurel-based Big Sky Little Britches Rodeo group, and entry deadline for the first event is a week away. Little Britches Rodeo is big...

 

View from the North 40: We ain't whistling 'Dixie' here

Turns out, whistling is a little more sophisticated than just putting your lips together and blowing. When I was a kid of 10 or so, my older brother took whistling beyond the old puckered-lips technique of our younger days after someone showed him...

 

When the stereotype fits, it can still be weird

Sure, we all joke about it being true, but it’s not. The truth is that not all Canadians are polite people. It’s impossible. Mathematicians will tell you it’s statistically impossible for 36.3 million people to all be polite. Statistically...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 7, 2018

View from the North 40: Life is like a box of higher-math equations

Sometimes life hands you a series of complications and issues, but if you keep working through the mess, in the end they all come together to create a simple answer — kind of how one of those complex mathematical formulas with a mess of numbers,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 7, 2018

Fly-in breakfast set for Saturday at city-county airport

The 2018 Air Fair is set to soar at Havre City-County Airport Saturday starting at 7 a.m. Willie Hurd, president of the event-organizing club the North Central Hangar of the Montana Pilots’ Association, said that this year everyone can come for...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 31, 2018

View from the North 40: Not all weeks and columns are created equally

I don’t like writing about the craft of writing, the process of writing, for a variety of reasons — top among them being that I don’t want to make myself look stupid as I pretend to know what I’m doing here. We’ve all been around those...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 30, 2018

Group hears how to communicate with Alzheimer's patients

Local family members and other caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia had access to a network of assistance and instruction Tuesday and Wednesday. Alzheimer's Association reports t...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 24, 2018

View from the North 40: Life's a matter of perspective, even the news

While news sources are waging a battle of perspectives in articles about humans — an easy example being: Is Trump crazy like bat guano or crazy like a fox — recent articles about animals have another side, as well. A Association Press article abo...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 17, 2018

View from the North 40: News that will have you seeing yellow

Paris is known as a city of beauty and history. It is the icon of sophistication. It is now sullying its reputation, literally, with its new urinals. Ah, Paris, you are going in the toilet, or as the city officials prefer “le urinoir.” “Paris...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 10, 2018

View from the North 40: When summer fun means killer waves and Santa Claus

Scientists have finally solved the great mystery of the Bermuda Triangle that has haunted mankind for a century, but no one can figure out why Christmas season is now emerging like a mirage through the shimmer of a summer heatwave. Several news...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    August 3, 2018

View from the North 40: Your zebra is such a jackass

Skip political races and cultural wars, Egypt and Mexico have officially gone toe to toe for the title of most outrageous jackassery literally involving a jackass of the four-legged variety, and Egypt has kicked Mexico’s jackass in the brawl. My on...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    August 2, 2018

Man puts other man in hospital, suspect sought

A man was assaulted Wednesday afternoon on the east edge of Havre and taken to the hospital, and law enforcement are searching for the assailant. Hill County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call at 5:07 p.m. about an assault in progress on...

 

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