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WEDNESDAY, JAN. l3, 20l9 New year, , . p "‘l illé'i‘ll W: on 1“th , instills-u It’s easy to get caught up in the New Year’s Resolution hype and then just as easy to fall back to your old habits as you get a few days in. I don’t think Jan. 1 is the only time to make changes and positive changes are good to make at any time, but the start of a new year is always a good time to evaluate where you’ve been and where you’d like to get to. I’ve been working hard the last few months to get back into working out on a regular basis and yes, it’s hard and the results don’t ever come fast enough, but the feeling you get from completing a tough workout is so awesome! I love feeling a little Stronger after each work- out, it’s such a mental boost. My latest workout obsession is Barre class- es at the Merge! I highly recommend everyone try it out! As your body gets stronger, I think it craves wholesome foods that will make it stronger and the natural fit is BEEE Yes, there is a connection between beef’ 3 protein and strength! The essential nutri— ents found in beef, like - protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins, provide our bodies and minds with the fuel we need at all stages of life to be the strongest version of our- selves. Below are some ways beefs nutrients, along with a healthy lifestyle, work to help build muscle and mental strength. The details are listed at the www.beef- itswhatfordinnencom FARM TO GYM K 20 MIN WORKOUT Raising beef is no easy task. That’s why farmers Views of our readers Community makes food bank possible The Richland County Food Bank board would like to thank our commu- nity of donors for filling the shelves. The food bank relies on the com- munity to support those in need. We have had a busy year! We are looking for- ward to next year. We are looking for volunteers to help stock shelves, greet clients and fill baskets. We have had a year of blessings from our churches, individu- als, children, families, grocery stores and businesses. This Christ- mas, churches helped us fill 100 baskets for the seniors and disabled in our community We have assisted, through community support, 978 adults, 582 children and distributed 45,270 pounds . of food. The Richland County Food Bank would not exist without committed, continued community support. Support for the food bank comes in many forms. Our county commissioners provide the space that we call home. We’re thankful to the helping hands, youth groups from area schools, local service or— ganizations and church youth groups. The food bank depends on busi- nesses like Sidney Sug- ars, Town Pump, Reyn- olds, Reese & Ray’s IGA and the Sidney Herald. Random acts of kind— ness and monetary dona- tions keep our shelves full and volunteers keep the doors open for ser‘ vice to our community. We are open on Mon- days and Thursdays by appointment. You can call 433-8142. Thank you for youncontinued sup- port. Cassandra Markwald President, Richlnnd County Food Bank Editorial ml it I‘ll ll l 'l r \\. r t‘. it?“ V and ranch- ers utilize \ , beefs \‘\.- . nutrients l as fuel ‘w'. \ to power 8 \ through \ I __ l each day’s f. tough Momma workload. Beef Council Here’s a workout . . that mim- Knstrn larson ics the physically demanding tasks that they do each and every day. STRENGTH GUIDE A go-to action plan for building strength through good nutri- " tion, physical activity, recovery, and rest. This resource will walk you through the why and how to take action with your nutrition and fitness to develop the strength to “We hold these truths to be self- ' clamored to pass be your best. evident; that all men are created laws entitled “the equal-~--” Defense of Mar- 7 DAY MEAL PLAN My very being swells with pride riage Act” for the The protein in beef is when I read those words by Jeffer- . sole purpose of a powerful nutrient that son in our Declaration of Inde- excluding same helps strengthen and 5113- pendence, and I think that I am no different in that regard from any tain the body. This 7-day menu showcases how beef can be incorporated other American. the day. Here are two more quick, healthy ways to better for our actions. Go check it out toda g voting was concerned, and voting BEEF JERKY IRA“ MI was considered then, as now, the BEEF JERKY GRANOLA most essential part of freedom. BARS ~ Today, because of Americans who believed in equality the right Here’s to an those New to vote has been extended to virtu- Year’s resolutions and all}! all Americans- _ positive Changes that will “The arc of hlstory IS long,” unfold in 2019 with the said Martin Luther King, “but it help of the super food bends toward justice.” I believe BEEF! I know it’s what’s that whatever bending has been done has been done by the people , of America, themselves, and often in spite of political sentiment. The great paradox of America is that we revel in our ideal of inclusiveness but at the same time we do our best to practice exclu- siveness, and somehow, in spite of that paradox, inclusiveness fueling me to be the best version of myself! Montana should tax tourists Montana needs $56 million over the next two years to fund Medicaid- provided health insur- ance. Here is how. (The figures below are read- ily verifiable on-line). FORMER LEGISWOR Montana gets 12 million The 66th Legislative visitors a year, about the session is upon us, and prevails. BY CHAMP EDMUHDS population of Illinois. We a new group of men and charge a 7 percent hotel/ women has been sworn bed tax and a 4 percent into office to represent tax on rental cars. all Montanans. Traveling to Chicago During this session it for vacation? You will is my hope that the more pay a 17.4 percent hotel conservative Republi~ tax; car rental taxes and cans and the moderate fees will be about 20 per— Republicans can learn to cent, plus $2.50 a day to work together. the city. Las Vegas? 13.35 In the Legislature percent hotel taxes and there is, and has been for fees; renting a car at the many years, a moderate airport will cost you over faction in the Republican 30 percent. party that the more con- How about Texas? servative Republicans do Texas has a 10 percent not get along with. Some car rental tax. If you fly call them RINOs (Repub- into Dallas and rent a car licans In Name Only) at the airport, you will and others call them the pay a total of 61 percent Democrat Wing of. the in taxes and fees; Austin, Republican Party. 55 percent; Houston, 72 While there may be percent. a few who truly are Hotel taxes and fees not Republican at all, are 15 percent in Austin and simply ran as one and Dallas, 17 percent in because they knew that Houston. Plus, each of , it was not possible to win these states has a sales as a Democrat in their tax. district, most are simply In 2018, the Montana moderate Republicans, bed tax generated over and some are conserva- $25 million, the car rent- tives who vote at times al tax $3.7 million. Just choosing the lesser of doubling them would two evils. bring in over $28 million Two examples are more in revenues annual- Ed Buttrey and Nancy 1y, paid overwhelmingly Ballance. Ed Buttrey is by out-of-staters, not us. a‘ moderate Republican, If we-do this, tourists and he holds a seat in aren’t going to forego us Democrat dominated and vacation in Kansas Great Falls that perhaps because of lower tourist no other Republican taxes; they will still come could have won. I know in droves and not bat an eye at the added expense. Why don’t we? Ask this your legislators today. We can corral these mil- lions for Montana in this legislative session. There is no practical reason not to. Torn Stonedpher Baronial 020W nae” ,.,.,. h ,‘,,;,‘.;.g 44.14:: [smash/£4 ‘1 ’l hi. LETS d W THE RESTOFTHE warez. The marvelous thing to me is into a healthy eating pat. that Americans have taken the tern, distributing protein concept of equality far beyond intake evenly throughout What It meant In and our country and the world are the In 1776 the “all men” who were fuel your body and make created equal did n9t apply to you strongen All of these women, slaves, Native Americans, links can be found on be. immigrants, or free white males efitswhatsfordinnencom. without property; at least as far as A few years ago many states Conservative Republicansmoderates, statesmen ‘77 TREES our, LlGllTS Dawn... UST COCOON FOR ‘ . v sex marriages in . their states. Today 124:7!“ 2/ ml 4-: 1 N .1' SIDNEY HERALD (l l l d' l' ‘ away, and those inclined to find an issue to exploit will work it to ensure their popularity or politi- cal gain. The American people are bigger than that. We can look back with some pride —— tem- pered with some shame — on the acceptance into our nation and hearts of those immigrant groups who were reviled when they first began to arrive. We just don’t see help wanted signs qualified with the words “No Irish Need Apply” Montana the hysteria over Democm.r the Concept of . same sex marriage seems to be re- Jim Ellion placed by a collec- tive Shrug- these days. But at the same time that les- bians, gays, and trans-gendered people are being accepted as “just “folks”, a lot of Americans — many the same people who are totally accepting of the LBGT commu- nity ~— are seriously exercised about giving asylum to Hispanic people who fear, not only for their own lives, but for the lives of their children. tics of fear. Politicians and political oppor- tunists can smell fear a decade Ed. I sat next to him in a cramped committee room on the General Government Joint Ap- propriations Sub Com- mittee for two sessions. I have stayed at Ed’s house. Ed is hard working. Ed is smart, and he is an as- set to our party. If not for Ed, that seat would likely be held by Democrats, but instead it is held by a moderate, Republican. Ed Buttrey is not the only moderate Republi- can who holds a seat in a district like this, yet he and others like him are routinely reviled by the more conservative Republicans. Nancy Ballance is a conservative. Along with being a strong conser- vative voice in Helena, she has also been the powerful'Appropriations Committee Chair for the past two sessions and is co-chair this session. She is a stateswoman who understands that sometimes, especially when working with a governor from the other party, compromise is the only way to gain any for- ward motion while pass- ing a bi-annual budget. She understands that political progress is made usually in yards, not single runs or long passes for touchdowns. The Republican Party would do well to learn the character of states- §thn2g Elli:th SERVING THE MONDAK REGION SINCE I908 Kelly Miller, Publisher Bill Vande’r Weele, Editor How do you account for the difference in attitude? I think it’s because of the relationships we may have with one group or an- other. It seems that there is hardly any American who does not have a gay relative, friend, or co-worker, but fewer of us in rural America have the same kind of acquain— tance with Hispanic immigrants, documented or undocumented. What we do have, however, is a constant barrage of accusations against them driven by the poli- Why? Again I would argue that familiarity conquers fear. This does not hold just for the gays and immigrants I have used as examples, it applies as well to African-Americans, Native-Amer- icans or any other group that is proud of being — or wants to be — an American. I was in politics for many years, so my beliefs are no secret. I have many friends with whom I disagree politically — seriously disagree. I am proud to have them as friends. I know I can count on them when I need help, and they, I hope, know they can count on me. We purposely refrain from talking politics so that we can dwell on what we have in common rather than where we differ. By doing that we are able to get along as neighbors, work together, be friends, and fellowAmericans. In our small way we are helping to bend that are of history toward ’Also, it would be good for the RepublicanParty to understand that many Montanans are independent voters who vote for the person and not the party.’ Champ‘ Edmunds Former legislator men and stateswomen who seek to influence in a steady on manner, compromising when nec- essary while keeping the uncompromised goals in View, reaching across the isle to learn the thoughts and con- cerns of those who hold differing opinions, look- ing for touch-points of understanding, and shar- ing their own opinions justice. How about giving us a hand? and reasoning behind them. Also, it would be good for the Republican Party to understand that many Montanans are indepen- dent voters who vote for the person and not the party. Those people want Democrats and Republi- cans to work together for the best interests‘of all Montanans. . They want the parties to reason out the an- swers to our great state’s various topics. The Republicans need to do this with the Democrats, and they must to do this within their own caucus. Conservative Repub- licans should embrace moderate Republicans who won in races that would likely have been won by a Democrat, and conservative Republi- cans need to learn the the wisdom of statesmen to create forward move- ment‘ in a conservative direction with long-term goals in View. A party divided against itself will fall. Champ Edmunds is a former state legislator and a Navy Sub- marine veter'an. letters policy The Sidney Herald welcomes letters to the editor. 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