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APRIL 7, 2016 BLACKFOOT VALLEY DISPATCH PAGE 9 y wielding wrist. Fashioning me into a somewhat credit- able reporter has definitely been a team effort. 'Mb)UJTWI I am truly a creative ' writer at heart - an affin- ity I have not found to lend by Hope Quay itsself to providing a con- cise and accurate report of Punctuation the news. Aside from my and the Associated Press's difference of opinion on I always tell people I'm the relevance of the oxford not really a journalist, and comma, there is my natural it's the truth. Aside from a inclination toward verbos- few classes on ethics and ity and flowery embellish- professional communica- ment, and my inability to tion in college, I came to the not inject everything I write BVD with no background with some sort of emotion. or training in journalism. While humor and passion It's been two years since might serve me well here in I started with my weekly my column where I have the column, and a year since freedom to wax both florid I physically moved home and verbose, it's usually and branched out, cover- kind of frowned upon in the ing some local events and reporting of the news. stories, and I'll bet my editor Lately, though, I've been feels the weight of those feeling pretty good about past two years in his red-pen the results of my efforts. I'm proud to report that the positive energy I've been to tell or beauty to share. last week I got my first - getting from the stories I've There are people creating, my very first!- rough draft been writing have been people teaching, people returned with absolutely no coming from how I write, so giving and people learning. red marks. No rewording, much as what I write. There are people remember- corrections or suggestions... I have to say, as both a ing and people preserving not even a single comma writer and a Lincoln na- and people restoring. There ruthlessly x'd out. Naturally, tive, I've been feeling a lot are people encouraging and I assumed it was a mistake, of positive energy flowing innovating and assisting and I figured Roger was just through our little commu-building. There are people particularly stressed that nity lately, doing what they love, and week and had completely As an instinctively cre- people loving. For every dis- forgotten to even look at the ative and emotional writer, agreement, there is some- piece. So, you can imagine the stories that draw me,one who lets go of old anger. my elation when I was told that really interest me and For every theft, there are ten that yes, he had read it, he fulfill me are the human things given freely. For every just hadn't found anything interest stories. I've been act of selfishness, there wrong with it. doing a lot of those, lately, are those who continue to This does not, of course, and the credit for that goes sacrifice. For every bitter be- mean I've got this joumal- entirely to the individuals trayal, there is someone who ism thing down. But...I that make up this communi- offers unflinching loyalty. might be getting the hang ty. Because, when one starts And for every loss, there are of it, sort of. Or, at the very to look around, there are a those who offer support. least, I've gotten tenu- lot of interesting humansA great story has to start ous control over my wild here in my little hometown, with a good idea. This place and reckless misuse of the Lincoln is full of inter-and all of you are mine. You comma. Aside from that, esting people with some- write the story, I just add the though, I can't really take the thing to offer, whether it be punctuation (then some- credit. Because I don't think knowledge to impart, a story times take it back out again). Fun Begins at 5pm, Dinner 6pm Lincoln Conmmnity Hall Live & Silent Auctions, Raffles, Games & Giveaways: Local & Original Art, Furniture, Gift Baskets, Goods & Services by Area Businesses! 20+ Guns up for Grabs Register by April 8 for chance to win a Remington M597.22LR Rifle Proceeds support DU's wetlands and waterfowl habitat conservation in Montana, U.S. Canada & Mexico For more info or to register call Ernie or Renee, 406-362-4072 or register online at M ONDAY UBV Community Council American Legion, Post 9 PTSA Third Tuesday of each month, Third Wednesday of the month, First Monday of the month Lincoln Library - 6:30 pm Senior Center - 7 p.m School Library - 5:30 pm. Lincoln Sewer District Cancer Survivors First Tuesday of the month, Last Wednesday of the month, Lincoln School Board Lincoln Library - 6 p.m. Senior Center - 7 p.m. Second Monday of the month, Lincoln Library - 7 p.m.Lincoln Hospital District THURSDAY Third Tuesday of the month, Lincoln Senior Assoc. Lincoln Library - 5:30 p.m. Blackfoot Pathways: Second Monday of Maarch, Sculpture in the Wild May, July, Sept & Nov. First Thursday of the month, Senior Center Lost Woodsman - 6 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Council for the Arts of Lincoln Third Monday of the month Lambkins - 6 p.m. Ponderosa Snow Warriors Third Monday of the month, Club House - Sucker Creek Rd. 7 p.m. TUESDAY Lincoln Solid Waste Transfer District Tuesday preceding the first Friday of each month, Lincoln Library - 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY Upper Blackfoot Valley Historical Society First Wed. of the month (May. thru Oct.) Call 362-4099 for loca- tion - 6 p.m. Lincoln Sportsman's Club Second Wednesday of the month, Lincoln Library - 7 p.m. Lincoln Community Hall Second Wednesday of every odd month- 1 p.m Blackfoot Challenge Board of Directo,rs Third Wednesday of the month, Lubrecht Conference Center 10 a.m. Admin; 1 p.m. Program - lunch not included Blackfoot Community Conservation Area Council Meeting First Thursday of the month, Ovando Fire Hall - 7 p.m. Lincoln Volunteer Fire Company Second.Thursday of the month - 6 p.m. Lincoln Valley Chamber of Commerce Second Thursday of the month Lincoln Library - 5:30 p.m. Lincoln Park Board Third Thursday of the month, Lincoln Library - 10:30 a.m. Lincoln Volunteer Fire District - Board of Trustees Fourth Thursday - 6 p.m. Quilters Thursdays, Lincoln Community Hall - 9:30 a.m. FRIDAY AA Tradition One Lincoln Library - 7 p.m. Lewis and Clark Co. Commissioners First Friday of the month, Lincoln Library -10:30 a.m. 1-800-682-0033 SA TURDA Y Lincoln Fiber Guild First Saturday of the month, Lincoln Library -10 am. to 4 p.m. Gold Prospectors Association of America Third Saturday of the month, Lambkins Restaurant - 4 p.m. BIRTHDAYS 4/7- 4/13 APRIL 7 Brant Lumpkin Tyrell Cameron APRIL 8 Chase Ingersoll APRIL 9 Bridgitt Erickson Mary Ann Mailloux Jack Stearns APRIL 10 Lillie McEwen APRIL 1 1 KTy Feeback APRIL 12 Christine Burns Glen Kolve Cory Smith Hailey Smith Mike Wignot APRIL 13 Gary Glaze Ray Hanson Carly Templeton Ernie Lundberg