By Adele Stenson, MSU Extension Agent
I believe in making New Year’s Resolutions.
Have I ever looked back at the end of the year and said I had completed one successfully? Not yet, but this could be the year. Many people scoff at resolution makers, but guess what? People who make resolutions are far more likely to at least make progress in the right direction than those who don’t. There is some strategy to achieving your resolutions.
One is to be realistic. It’s not realistic to think you’re going to shed the 20 pounds you’ve added over the past 10 years in just two months. It’s also not realistic to think that you are never going to purchase anything that is not an absolute necessity when you are trying to save money. Budgets, like diets, are very hard to stick to if they are too strict.
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
At the last regular meeting of the city council, aldermen finally got, disseminated, and read through information on the pros and cons of having chicks in your backyard.
Councilman Wally McHenry noted that if the issue passed, “Having a chick ordinance would be one more issue to take care of.”
Councilwoman Wendy Judisch, in favor of having backyard chicks commented, “Personally, I don’t see a problem with it. It seems like it’s the newest wave, I don’t know how it could be a problem.”
Mayor John Shevlin said he’d asked a lot of people about this and had two past mayors and a councilman who essentially said, “Don’t go there.”
Vern Stokes, manager of the Pondera County Canal & Reservoir Company (PCCRC) will be the featured speaker at the Marias River Watershed (MRW) quarterly meeting scheduled for Jan. 6, 2010 at the Marias River Electric hospitality room, in Shelby at 1 p.m.
Stokes’ presentation will feature two major wasteway projects completed with the assistance of grant funds supported by the Marias River Watershed.