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Choosing happiness in a time of uncertainty

Looking for something upbeat? Based on the novel by French writer Francois Lelord, “Hector and the Search for Happiness” is a fitting watch for the moment, as it takes the viewer on a journey to discover what it means to … Continue reading

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Paying tribute to Grandpa, the most grateful man I’ve known

On Saturday, April 18, my grandfather Marshall Cheek Kidd passed away. He had just turned 97, and, for the first time, was really starting to feel his age. The life of the party was slowing down, both physically and mentally. … Continue reading

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Local musicians, artists go “live” to lift spirits

It was February of 2007. I was in New Orleans with my friend Daniel – a native – celebrating his first Mardi Gras after Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the impassioned city, its impact still widely spread. Daniel’s home had significant … Continue reading

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Be pleasant this holiday season

“Years ago my mother used to say, “In this world you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” – Elwood P. Dowd, “Harvey” Sixty-nine years after its release, there’s still … Continue reading

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Boring But Important: Why Super Bowl LIII is unforgettable

“If you like offensive football, well, too bad…” That’s what CBS commentator Tony Romo said during the defense-dominated first half of Super Bowl 53 between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, … Continue reading

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Why “Christmas Vacation” is a Christmas classic

When it comes to holiday movies, what constitutes a “Christmas classic?” I don’t think there is a right or a wrong answer. Each family has their own favorite holiday movies. Growing up, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” was a big one … Continue reading

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Catalina Island

“Dwayne Johnson has it covered, babe.” Half asleep, unsure of what was going on, that’s all I could muster. The alarm continued to sound, and Kari wasn’t comforted. “What? Seriously, Charlie, I think something’s up.” I opened my eyes a … Continue reading

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Jer Gregg: Resurrected

Jer Gregg: Resurrected “Everyone loves something that is authentic, and Jer Gregg is an authentic artist that not only honors and creates the music he is passionate about, but honors and looks after those that make up the company he keeps.” – Stephen … Continue reading

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In loving memory of Robert Wayne Harsha: August 19, 1944 – August 16, 2016

“Living is Christ and dying is gain.” – Philippians 1:21 “I know where he is now,” Pat said confidently, just a minute before the remembrance service began at Columbus Evangelic Church. We all do. Wayne Harsha – a pilot, a … Continue reading

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Taking pride in the West

By CHARLIE DENISON What is it about the old cowboy music that brings such joy to Central Montanans and people all over the country? What is it that attracts so many people to the old way of life? As Ranger … Continue reading

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