Wednesday, September 6, 2017

View From The Bridge 9/6/17

By Muncie

Not only is September my favorite month but the September moon is too. It always seems brighter, silvery, and as the Kiddos say today…COOL.

Its name is the Full Corn Moon or the Full Harvest Moon which also accounts for why it is my favorite. Actually all of the Moon names come from the Native Americans. They found the Full Corn Moon the time to harvest. Two out of three years The Full Harvest Moon comes in September. Because it is closes to the Equinox, farmers can work for into the night as the moon rises earlier and set sets later than any other moon. So enjoy!

The full moon is on Wednesday the 6th this month. You may not get this information by the 6th but I am sure you will know it by the bright “Shine on, shine on Harvest Moon.”

Another of their great Pinochle Parties will be held on Monday, September 11th at 11:00 p.m. As Usual there will be great prizes and refreshments. Please call Joan P. at 622-4212to let them know that you will be attending. These games have grown in popularity and a good way to get to know those who love the game. Have a wonderful time Folks. Everyone is welcome and it is open to all.

It is time for the season to begin again and what a beginning it will be. On Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Benton Elementary School auditorium will appear the Twin Kennedy’s. At Consortium in January, the Twins were a smashing success. They are identical twins and the only way you can tell them apart is that one plays the fiddle and the other the guitar. They both sing and their music consists of country, jazz, and classical.

You will be completely captivated and trying to tell them apart is nearly impossible. They are so entertaining that you will want them back again in Fort Benton. It is not too late to buy your seasons ticket at the discounted price. Call Randy Morger at 622-5405 for your season’s tickets. Look over the flyer you received in the mail to see what you have in store for you. If there is something that would not interest you…give you ticket to someone else. Please support the Chouteau County Performing Arts if you go or do not go to the shows. Every organization in town needs support one way or another. Let us support one another as much as possible. See you there.

This will be the biggest garage sale of all time. This “biggie” of the year will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will be in the Commercial Building at the Chouteau County Fair Grounds. It will be inside and not outside like previous years. That will be great change weather wise. We might have some rain by then.” One person’s throw away is another person’s treasure.” I know you will find a special treasure there that you can’t live without.

What I am asking here is for your donations. The best part of this sale is that the Lions will gladly pick up your donations NOW in preparation for the sale. Please call Don F. at 622- 5274, Henry S. at 622-4204, or Brian E. at 570-1399 and they will be Johnny-on-the-spot with picking up whatever you have to offer.

This sale is in coordination with the City of Fort Benton’s fall cleanup. Please use that cleanup program to get rid of junk. I know it is going from one end of town to the other but after our entire town is only 2 miles long and 4 blocks wide. (We no longer even have a blinking light. Now that is rural Montana. This is how I describe my town to outsiders.)

Please support the Lions Club because of the good works they do. The scholarships alone are a big deal and every penny of your donations goes toward good works. They have no administrative costs.  See you there.

I would like to say hello to some special friends that read the View regularly. Dr. Jeff who lives in Great Falls checks on me weekly and tells friends of mine here in Fort Benton to say hello to me. That’s made my day several times lately and I appreciate the concern.

On Friday the 15h we pie eaters welcome back for the season the once a month PIE DAY. This month it will not be on the 2nd Friday of the month but on the 3rd because of schedule conflicts. I do not bake pies any longer although I loved doing that at one time. I do not think I ever baked a pie for PIE DAY but have enjoyed them since they began years ago. (I tend to concentrate on Lemon Bars and that is my joke of the week.)

So to support the Golden Age Senior Center and support their efforts, please be there on Friday the 15th at 1:00 p.m. Bring your friends and neighbors and enjoy a great cup of coffee and a piece of lovingly baked pie.

I know that there are many new people in town and I invite them to come to the Golden Age Senior Center. There may be some activity that would interest you or perhaps would you like to have lunch at the reasonably priced meal at 12:00 p.m. on weekdays and 1:00 on Sundays. There is also the option of Meal-on-Wheels delivered right to your home. (Check the River Press for the weekly menu schedules.) There is also a Tuesday night dinner every 3rd Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. These are fun fabulous dinners that Chef Betty with her aid Brenda labor over. Added to that are games, puzzles, and musical entertainment. Several times the C.C.P.A. concert is the same evening at 7:00 p.m. and I call it the dinner/theatre evening. Please come and join us and made some new friends.


Due to popular demand, I was talked into breaking my promise put in last week’s edition of the River Press. I said that I would not mention again about the wearing red on Fridays, putting a green bulb in your porch light and most important to fly the American flag. I had become discouraged about not seeing the results that I would have liked to see and so I decided never to urge people to do as I do. However, I had several very patriotic persons ask me to keep reminding readers that to fly a flag is showing love of your country. I do promise though that I will not mention it every week.

As to the “Support Our Troops” shirts I am asking if anyone has an L size that they will sell to me. I wash mine every week and it is getting worn out. Thanks for your time and trouble.