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Green tea: why it's better than coffee Green tea: why it's better than coffee

Many Americans are passionate fans of coffee. A study conducted by the National Coffee Association in 2018 found that 64 percent of Americans drink at least one or more cups of coffee daily, the highest percentage since 2012. Suppose I told you there is a better option than your daily cup of Joe? Green tea is astonishingly beneficial for your health. Made from the dried leaves of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis), the short leafy bush is responsible for the production of black, green, white, oolong and pur’eh teas. The leaves of the plant are picked, hand sorted and then dried and processed in differing ways to create various kinds of tea. Green tea is processed by heat-assisted...


Political candidate has a good message

Editor, A very significant and politically clarifying thing happened to me recently. Two of my very dear and valued friends, one from Utah and the other from here, talked with me on the same day with the same message. The day was June 28, and the message was about healing our nation. The focus of my frien...


Letters to the Editor for July 3, 2019

Summer reading list shared   Editor, Human knowledge has exploded in the years since the invention of the printing press and the Gutenberg Bible (about 1450). Now, there are lots of “good books.” Here is a short list for summer reading, which could enhance a reader’s understandi...


Bug race, night sky program, First Friday movie, more planned at library

Happy July everyone.  Our annual summer reading program is off to a great start. If you haven’t registered yet, just stop by the library or register online through our website. We have great coupons for local businesses, fun prizes, and amazing programs.  Don’t miss our annual Bug Ra...


Contemplating source of morality

Editor, I have learned one thing from Gene Johnson. One need not investigate or research for the facts of history. If you do not like what the facts say, just dismiss them and make up your own version and pass it off as fact. There is no sense discussing the past with someone with so little regard for evi...


Montanans have reason to celebrate our outdoors this summer

As the long days of summer get into full swing, Montanans and visitors alike have begun to reconnect with our state parks, our one-of-akind outdoor recreation experiences and the cultural treasures that define our state. Last week, I visited a crew of middle school students who spent one of the first week...


Hashtags: #whatisthis Hashtags: #whatisthis

Hashtags. It seems like everywhere you look people are talking about hashtag this or hashtag that. Unless you spend a lot of time on social media, you might be wondering what all this hashtag business is about. Let’s start with the basics: a hashtag is a pound symbol (#) followed by a string of numb...


Boat Island is ship-shape for summer

Editor, Many thanks to all those who help make the “Boat Island” at the intersection of Highways 35 and 93 such a pretty, colorful spot in summer. It is a cheery welcome at the main entrance to our community. Delaney’s Landscaping once again planted bright pink trailing petunias ...


Thankful for teachers

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my deepest appreciation to the Ronan Middle School sixth grade teaching staff. They show exemplary qualities in their teaching skills, styles and true caring about their students on an individual basis. Throughout our 11 years in the Ronan School Dis...


Support of veteran program appreciated

Editor, Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging would like to thank the Polson Senior Golf Tournament committee of Tracy Dooley, Bob Slaven and Mark Beckley for their outstanding efforts during the Senior Golf Tournament held at the Polson Bay Golf Course on May 18 and 19. These three gentlemen rounded up...


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