Caught My Eye…

Welcome to another almost award-winning edition of “Caught My Eye!”

NOTICE: 7-Eleven is giving away free Slurpees today so plan your day accordingly – maybe plan for two days if you live in Montana and want to drive to a 7-Eleven.

If you are a first-time visitor, “Caught My Eye” is posted right here every Friday morning! This is when I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week. I often throw in a touch of sarcasm to make you smile – or to irritate you just a little – or both.

Today I write about Todd Akin & Steve Daines, Great Falls Airport & Frontier, weeds & grass, help Ralph Spiller, a Gallup poll, Selective Service, birthdays, and there’s a winner who is Making Montana Proud!

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Thursday Numbers

Thanks for stopping by The Western Word for another edition of “Thursday Numbers!”

If you are a new visitor, this column is where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary (sometimes laced with just a little sarcasm).

DISCLAIMER: By reading this column you may be able to use the information to impress your family, friends, and co-workers. Consider this your warning.

This week I write about free slurpees, defense cuts, births in the USA, flood damages, unemployment, frying an egg in Death Valley, Obama’s job approval, a pistol duel, mariachi musicians, All-Star game, reform ideas, “The Body Issue,” below the poverty level, Internal Revenue Service, a chicken statue, five black bears, the Dorset, Minnesota, mayor, Voices of Montana, and Sarah Palin. There’s a lot more so read on… Continue reading