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by Betty Starks Case
Dec 7, 2017

Are we doing our part to get things humming this early December? If that means, "Are we right in the middle of happy confusion?" then count us in. Our "snow ...

by Betty Starks Case
Oct 26, 2017

A true Wyoming autumn has descended upon us -- color everywhere. From tall living-room windows we see purple mountains decked with snow. Across the street, ...

by Betty Starks Case
Oct 12, 2017

Family? I think you know by now how deeply I believe in and understand the strength of family. I mean strength for a lifetime, values to live by. So what ...


by Betty Starks Case
Sep 28, 2017

Did you see the gorgeous rainbow that emerged from dark clouds to light up our skies last Friday? Appreciating the moisture but tired of dark days, I ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 17, 2017

"Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon . . . . ." So goes a long-ago verse from one of the first books of "Mother Goose ...

By Betty Starks Case
Aug 3, 2017

Does it matter how we communicate? Or attempt to communicate? Do words really have meaning? If not, what are they for? I just received a new magazine issue ...


By Betty Starks Case
Jul 20, 2017

We survived the rare 75th wedding anniversary last weekend. What must be explained for readers who may not have shared the experience, is the ...

By Betty Starks Case
Jul 6, 2017

I've often called my life partner "my mate" in this column, a term some readers believe leaves him out. Some wonder why or how he lived with me this long. The ...

By Betty Starks Case
Jun 22, 2017

Everyone's life is a story. Though Fathers Day is past, fathers still populate the Earth, and work, and fight, and love. To me, Steve Peck's editorial ...


By Betty Starks Case
Jun 8, 2017

Finally, it's spring -- grass lush and green, birds singing, and flowers reminding us again of the wonder in life's renewal. A couple of days ago, we got the ...

By Betty Starks Case
May 25, 2017

With the chance to make a positive difference, why do so few people do it? Let's communicate. Not just spew big talk, then lies, with no meaning ...

By Betty Starks Case
May 11, 2017

Mothers Day is coming, and here's the lowdown: "There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs better than trying to explain them to a child," ...


By Betty Starks Case
Apr 27, 2017

I'm the daughter of a World War I veteran. I remember childhood days with a father who'd fought in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg in the "Great War," a ...

By Betty Starks Case
Apr 13, 2017

But no recipe calls for a shower of powdered chocolate Was it dark chocolate or light? How would I know? I couldn't see through it. It was a recent ...

By Betty Starks Case
Mar 16, 2017

You might be surprised at some of the spring signs that descend upon your world this time of year, along with the melting snow, singing birds, and sprouts of ...


By Betty Starks Case
Feb 16, 2017

Come July, ours will have lasted 75 years Trusting that love didn't meet a crashing demise on Valentine's Day last Tuesday, I'm going to try to ...

By Betty Starks Case
Feb 2, 2017

In my experience, it's a considerable amount Horses? I'm probably the last columnist in Wyoming you'd expect to be informed on the subject. But a ...

By Betty Starks Case
Jan 19, 2017

He's more fascinating psychologically than politically Will I get tweeted? Twaddled? Twiddled? (Hey, they're all in the dictionary). What will be ...


By Betty Starks Case
Jan 5, 2017

I view Help for Health as one of our best local assets I've always wondered why, as a young child, I chose to suck my index finger doubled down ...

By Betty Starks Case
Dec 22, 2016

I'm seeing Christmas spirit all around me Dear Santa, Dear Mr. Claus, Dear... I know the kids have all their letters written. So please forgive this ...

By Betty Starks Case
Dec 8, 2016

School has been a caring mentor for the community Remember when? The recent 50th anniversary of Central Wyoming College existence was a memory ...


By Betty Starks Case
Nov 23, 2016

In this Thanksgiving week, I'm thankful for all three Publication day for this column comes on Thanksgiving this year. Because that is a holiday, the ...

By Betty Starks Case
Nov 10, 2016

It all began with this newspaper column Thirty years? Yes, today's publication of this column marks its 30th year of existence. The first column, ...

By Betty Starks Case
Oct 27, 2016

He was ever a ray of sunshine to us all A two-week "goodbye." That's what we were granted recently with my beloved brother, Earl Starks, only three ...


By Betty Starks Case
Oct 13, 2016

Ron Groathouse was our friend, as were his forebears Ron Groathouse has passed on. He was well known and loved from Pavillion to Riverton and beyond, ...

By Betty Starks Case
Sep 29, 2016

They can make us recognize the 'ordinary' good things "We're all so busy chasing the extraordinary that we forget to stop and be grateful for the ...

By Betty Starks Case
Sep 15, 2016

The reasons have piled up since my childhood Have you ever had your home's roof replaced? It happens to a tune like no other. Our current week ...


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