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An Amazing Man

To the Editor,

I was informed recently of the shooting death of a dear friend of mine James McGregor (Jim) I saw the article you printed and was nauseated by the alleged remarks made about him.

Jim was an amazing human being. He wasn't homeless and darn sure wasn't disrespectful. Jim took care of the horses that pull the wagon through town. He loved animals and people. He was always kind and polite. He made friends everywhere he went.

I met Him when I came to Red Lodge for the motorcycle rally. Our group (from all across the country) became friends with Jim at the rally, he was one of us. We looked forward to seeing him every year. We would come early and stay late every year just to spend extra time with our friends in Red Lodge. Jim was the best friend I had there and his loss tears me up inside.

He was a kind soul with nothing but love in his heart. He would have given his last dollar away if he thought it would help someone else. I tried to help him out if he needed it, but it turned out he gave me more than I could have ever given him, unconditional friendship. This amazing wonderful man will be missed more than anyone could imagine. I am proud to have been his friend and to have called him mine.  

He was loved and will be greatly missed by many.

Chad Sterling

Tucson, Arizona

Take exception to letter

To the Editor,

I take several exceptions to Cynthia Marble's Feb. 22 letter (‘Schools, Guns and Prayer’) in the Carbon County News. The intent of biblical indoctrination inprevious decades and centuries was not to read the Bible as literature but to brainwash students into a religious creed.

I know the religious aspect of the First Amendment is violated in many areas of our society: the halls of Congress, at political events, in schools, at public meeting and gatherings, etc. I'm sure your view of the First Amendment to the Constitution differs from mine and I'm aware the term “separation of Church and State” is not in the first amendment but the intent of “ law respecting an establishment of religion” seems quite clear if you study our founding fathers stance on religion.

It probably wasn't because our Founding Fathers were opposed to religion (some were, especially if it wasn't their religion) but rather they feared the establishment of a State religion like England has.

A substantial problem with confounding government and religion is that there is no evidence that religions or prayers have any scientific validity.

I'll not comment on the latter part of your letter, Cynthia, as it reveals a naive perception of the lives and feelings of others.

Bob Ellis

Red Lodge

More Please

To the Editor,

If you missed the local production of ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’ in Red Lodge recently, you missed the chance to enjoy a professional, well-staged production starring very talented local actors.

Put on by Broadway Players with producer Sarah Smith and directed by Lynn Lalle, the comedy features the hero, a middle aged, married man’s attempt to seduce three unlikely, and different young women with hysterically funny results.

The talented cast included Chris Benton, Dana Gordon, Gena Burghoff and Sarah Smith.

We certainly hope to see more productions from this talented group.

Lonnie Turner

Red Lodge


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 9:00am
    The Fromberg Improvement Committee presents the Annual Pre-Easter Bake Sale, April 20 from 9 a.m. till gone, Front and Center at Leather Legends. Homemade pies from lemon meringue coconut cream banana cream sour cream raisin and more! Delectable cakes; pink champagne cake, chocolate cake, angel food cake, lemon chiffon cake w/lemon curd! Fromberg famous caramel rolls, fresh scones. Special orders (406) 668-7773.
  • Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
    Paintbrush Piecers Quilt Guild meeting will be Monday April 22 at 6 p.m. at the Cody Sr. Center. After a short business meeting the program will be a trunk show presented by Betty Hecker, Audrey Clark and Sharon Kaeding from Red Lodge. Meetings are free and guests are welcome. For information contact Marybeth 754-5399
  • Monday, April 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

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