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Massage Therapy During a COVID-19 Pandemic. Is it Safe? Heidi Overman, LMT There is a lot happening right now. We need to wear masks; we need to socially distance; we need to stay at home to stay safe. Anxiety is at a maximum and discerning what you should or should not do is exceedingly difficult. You need a…

Socially Acceptable Weight Gain

Becky Kueker, SaddleBrooke resident, National Speaker and Author I stepped off the bathroom scale, looked in the mirror and thought, “Really!” That scale has been totally off the last two months so I knew it was definitely time for me to kick it to the corner and social distance. Or maybe I should move it…

This I Have Learned . . .

Violet

Mary Jo Bellner Swartzberg Violet In 1985, a little-known film was released by the name of The Trip to Bountiful, starring Geraldine Page and John Heard. It is a fictional story of an elderly woman who lived for 15 years with her son and his crabby wife in a cramped apartment where the bickering is plentiful…

Photographing the Big Horn Wildfire

Barbara Wilder As of now, the end of June, the wildfires have ceased to threaten the SaddleBrooke community. It has progressed to the other side of the mountain, and this morning it is covering 107,000 acres and only 45 % contained. I am a member of the SaddleBrooke Photography Club and have seen many great…

What Is Nextdoor?

Micci Tilton

Stuart Watkins Anyone can post articles for sale, or for free, on Nextdoor once you register. Nextdoor covers just your local area such as SaddleBrooke, or surrounding neighborhoods. For example, I responded to a post of free mesquite lumber from a tree being cut down about 30 miles from my home. When I mentioned I…

Contrails

J. Tayburn (Written February 2018) The other day I noticed several jets moving across the blue Wending their way, they left a contrail as they flew The fast-moving planes disappeared before too long But their contrails lingered awhile before they were gone It got me to wondering what contrails do we leave? What stories about…

Word of the Month: Contumacious

David Zapatka Sister and reader Judy Haberstroh wrote after reading the June column, “This one is interesting. Initially I was leaning toward using ‘yet’ but once I saw the specific definition of ‘still,’ I felt that was the correct word. However, when talking, I would more likely place the word ‘still’ after ‘it’s’ rather than at the end…