Mar
01
2014
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Montana Homsteader Days Released For 2014

 

Diamond Rio Band - Homesteader Days 2014

Diamond Rio Band – Homesteader Days 2014

The Huntley Project Lions Club announced the concert performers for Homesteader Days this year!

The 2014 Homesteader Days and Concert will kick off Friday night, July 11th with the gates opening at 5:30 pm.  Restless Heart will open at 7:00PM then the feature act, Diamond Rio at approximately 9:00PM  followed by The Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers till 1:00AM Saturday morning.

Saturday July 12 will kick off with the traditional Homesteader Days Parad

e starting at 11AM. General admission is $2 at the gate.  Fireworks at dark on Saturday as well.

About Diamond Rio:

Six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio won their first Grammy their first Christian album, The Reason on Word Records which also garnered the band their first (more…)

Feb
20
2014
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American Treasures – Cow Doctor Ramblings

Krayton-Kerns-Ramblings-of-a-Cow-Doctor

Krayton-Kerns-Ramblings-of-a-Cow-Doctor

Just like every weekend for the past six months, on Sunday the trophy wife and I were working on our house.  She was stuffing insulation in the loft walls while I was stringing wire on the main floor.  “It looks like someone shot a coyote,” Druann hollered pointing out the window towards the neighbor’s pasture where three young men were wrestling with something heavy.  A thin willow patch obscured our clear view, but we could see one boy trot ahead to their car parked along the road, leave his rifle, and then return to help his two buddies.  Their prize was heavy—real heavy.  The group would struggle three or four steps before dropping the load to rest.

“It is not a coyote,” I thought, “but why would anyone pack a cottonwood log down the road.”  Minutes later the three explorers crossed the fence onto our driveway and began rolling a heavy bowling ball sized object towards their car.  “What in the world are they doing?” I thought.  “Since I need run to the hangar for some more wire, I’ll buzz down and see what is up,” I shouted to Druann.  The distant roar of my four-wheeler inspired the trekkers to quicken their pace and they reached their car about the same time I did.

“We’re sorry we were on your road,” the spokesman of the group blurted.

“You’re kidding me?” I fired back with a chuckle.  “I zipped down here because my curiosity was eating me alive.  What in the world are you doing?”

“Well mister, we found this chunk of iron out in the hills and we are packing it home,” the tallest of the salvage trio excitedly offered.  Sure enough, there in the barrow pit was a 50 pound ball of metal.  It was flattened on the ends and round in the middle as if it were formed by molten iron having been cooled in a bucket.

“What are you going to do with it? I asked.

“Recycle it maybe,” one proudly mumbled, “or just leave it in the yard when we get home.”

“Well, good luck,” I offered before turning my four-wheeler towards my hangar.  I smiled as I had seen their look of self-satisfaction before.   When my youngest, Tyler, was in high school he had a buddy, Adam, who lived a privileged childhood on the banks of the Clarks Fork River because his family had a small sagebrush gully where old farm equipment, pick-ups, and appliances went to die.  Every weekend, Tyler, Chad, Eddie and Adam, hauled some chunk of metal from Adam’s to the scrap pile behind my hangar intending to eventually build the mother of all go-carts.  In spite of depleting my hangar of grinding discs, welding rods and acetylene, nothing remotely resembling a four wheeled vehicle ever emerged from the heap.  The go-cart gang eventually graduated high school and disbanded.  Every member is now employed, married and raising sons of their own.  Their turn is coming and this brings me to my point.

The ruling class is purposely crushing the adventuresome spirit of young men because independence, self-reliance and courage impede acceptance of the collective where all outcomes are predetermined and identical.  In the leftist utopia, everyone works the same hours, eats the same food, drives the same kind of car, lives in the same government owned housing, and receives the same government delivered healthcare.  Boredom is the national past time in nirvana.  Before the rugged individualist can be bent to fit the mold, their spirit must be broken.  Proof of the left’s hidden goal to do exactly such was recently revealed when Harvard Professor Paul Reville spoke fervently in defense of Common Core at an event sponsored by the Center for American Progress.  “The children belong to all of us,” he stated while dismissing opponents as being extremists.  Leftists, such as Hillary Clinton, have advanced this takes a village idiocy for years and parents not alarmed by their intentions are either ignorant or complicit in the government sanctioned destruction of boys and the American family.  Liberty will survive only if we raise the next generation to believe success comes to those who work, take risk, are creative, and fear only God.   To my thinking, the chunk of iron was not the treasure; it was the three sweaty boys ambitiously dragging it home.  I hope their parents were as proud of them as I was.  What appears as worthless metal to the untrained eye of a non-patriot; just might be the start of a great go-cart.

 

Krayton Kerns is a cow doctor in his professional life, family man and Montana State Representative to name a few.  For more info and articles for Ramblings of a Cow Doctorclick here or visit www.kraytonkerns.com

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Feb
10
2014
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Montana Mother of 4, Hopes to add 5 More!

courtesy photo

courtesy photo

Raising a family of 4 seems like a lot to many, but not for Jessica Oliver. When she found out that there were 5 brothers and sisters wanting to stay together in the same family; She felt inclined to answer the call!

Jessica Oliver, an registered nurse from Shepherd, Montana and her husband Bill have set out on a quest to adopt these five children. She heard about them and their desire to stay as a family on facebook. Jessica launched her own business some time ago called Nutra Nurse  but feels that this might be the reason for all the preparations she and her husband have made in their house.

Adoptions have many different legalities, especially when it comes to the state it originates. Because the children live in another state, Jessica is researching if the children can come to Montana to live. Here is a little of her story. (more…)

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Jan
30
2014
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Salomon Announces Filing for Re-election for MT House of Represenatives

 

Dan Salomon

Dan Salomon

Republican, Dan Salomon of Ronan has announced his filing for re-election for the state House of Representatives in House District #93. Salomon has represented House District #12 for two terms, but due to state redistricting, the new number for the central and southern Lake county district is now 93.

He serves on the House Education, Agriculture and Business and Labor committees. He is also vice-chairman of the House (more…)

Oct
01
2013
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Treasure State Resources Support Montana

For Immediate Release
September 30th, 2013
Contact: Jessica Sena, 590-8675
Treasure State Resources Support Montana 

 

Last week, the Treasure State Resource Industry Association (formerly WETA) hosted its annual meeting. Made up of job creators who understand that wealth comes from the ground, representatives and directors from the Montana Petroleum Association (MPA), Wood Products Association, the Montana Contractors Association, The Coal Council, The Montana Mining Association, BNSF, the AFL-CIO, and several others made their way to the beautiful resort town of Big Sky to celebrate the work of natural resource industries across Montana.
Attorney General Tim Fox addressed the crowd on opening night. Fox shared with the crowd his appreciation for the work of all industries in attendance, saying that he too was working to preserve a business environment that was conducive to development.
Following the Board’s meeting on the 26th, panelists shared (more…)

Sep
20
2013
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State Legislature needs to lead in new era of privacy concerns.

Representative Nicholas R. Schwaderer

Representative Nicholas R. Schwaderer

By Representative Nicholas R. Schwaderer

 

In an era of government surveillance, Montana stands out as a state that respects privacy and is dubious of the federal government tracking its citizens.

In 2009, Montana prohibited the use of automatic law enforcement cameras affixed to stop lights. Similarly, the State also refused to comply with Federal Real ID laws. To quote a certain former Montana Governor:

“Montana will not agree to share its citizens’ personal and private information through a (more…)

Sep
15
2013
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Montana and Montana State Football Schedules 2013

Montana State Bobcats LogoThe Montana State Bobcats and the University of Montana Grizzilies (Griz) Football Schedules and seasons are well underway.  If you are looking for the next game, next team, date, or provider broadcasting the game, look no further than Montana’s Trailhead to bring you that information.

Here at MontanasTrailhead.com,  we are going to focus on both teams each year and follow them with schedules, and periodic (more…)

Aug
03
2013
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Montana Treshing Bee and 1899 Steam Engine Come to Life

1899 CASE STEAM TRACTION ENGINE - Jim Tombrink

1899 CASE STEAM TRACTION ENGINE – Image by Jim Tombrink

The Antique Tractor Club & Machinery Association is preparing for the upcoming annual Threshing Bee at the Huntley Project Museum on Aug 17-18, 2013.  If you are looking for an authentic education,  this is a great opportunity to bring the whole family and show the kids what it was like to farm in the early days from antique tractors to threshing machinery and food.  I mean homemade food from corn on the cob, homemade bread, Cornbread, to home made ice cream and more.  With as much as goes on, everyone will be (more…)

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