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Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:19 AM

“Saturday in the park, I think it was the Fourth of July…Saturday in the park, everyday's the Fourth of July.”For me that Chicago tune became the national anthem of sorts for the summer holiday that celebrates the birth of the greatest nation in history. This particular Saturday in the park will mark the 239th celebration of our independence from the Mother Country, England.

Updated Jun 25, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Children could teach us a lot of valuable lessons if we would only pay closer attention. But somehow adults are so caught up in a world consisting of things like making a living and impressing their neighbors and co-workers they never notice the...

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Biologically speaking, almost all red-blooded males can become a father. A greeting card my daughter Christina gave me for Father's Day a few years ago stated, “It takes someone special to be a daddy.”

Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 11:35 AM

On April 30, 2013, the Phillips County Jail officially closed its doors after failing to pass inspection because of several serious violations. As a result, 60 inmates from the 75-bed facility were transferred to jails in neighboring counties such...

Updated Jun 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Before you get all riled up and pick up your ax to come chop the head off the messenger, let me point out that the story that occupies the centerpiece location on the front page of today's Helena World is there for more than one reason. Despite all...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Last Saturday evening a 15-year-old boy walked into a local business establishment and shot one of the employees three times. Since at this stage I have no police report on which to base my information, like everyone else I'm hearing a lot of rumors...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Monday is Memorial Day. Yes, another 365 days have been ripped off the calendars and more U.S. soldiers have given their life in service to the country they loved so dearly since Phillips County's last special salute to its veterans.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Labels bug me. I don't like being categorized and pigeonholed or put in a boxful of stereotypes. However, if I was forced to define myself or pin a label on me I guess it would be best said that I am just a 'simple man.'

Updated May 7, 2015 at 12:21 PM

“Honey I'm home,” shouts the triumphant hubby as he comes home from a typical day at the office. He walks into the kitchen where his beloved wife is slaving over a hot stove preparing the evening meal for the family of five.

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 11:43 AM

No one was saying a word. The only sounds coming from the hospital room were coming from an IV hooked to the arm of my best friend. There was never a day in my life that Van Pemberton Harrington had not been a part of it, one way or the other.

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Seven and eight-year-olds probably should be naive when it comes to health issues. It is God's way of protecting them from the harsh realities of disease and death that most frequently come much later in adulthood. After all, almost everything in a...

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