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 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    October 16, 2019 

Column: Peaches

It was just about nine years ago when I first spotted "Peaches" walking near my home in Washington. I had never been a cat person in my life, but I instantly felt for him as the little kitten followed his mother. I knew in a heartbeat that the life o...

 

COLUMN: Lonely Shopping

With the kids both in activities this fall there have not been many family trips to the grocery store. This is probably a good thing. For some strange reason they don't seem to like all the embarrassing things I will do to draw attention to us at...

 

Column: Stinky Tiger

I was watching a football game the other day and witnessed a mascot going absolutely bananas on the sideline and it reminded me of my senior year of high school. For the two and a half years of school, I had often watched the "Tiger" at my high...

 

Column: Button Fly

I don't really get home to Wyoming to visit family and friends as much as I would like. It's not necessarily the seven-hour drive that is a burden, it is instead falling way too behind at work which is never fun. Earlier this month I had a good...

 

Column: Falling for Fall

Fall has arrived in Southwest Montana and I must say it is easily my favorite season the year. I love to leave the house for work on a crisp morning and see the temperature slowly rise to a comfortable high later in the day. To me there is just somet...

 

COLUMN: 3 day weekend blues

As long as I can remember, Labor Day has always been the symbolic end of the summer and an opportunity for people to get as much enjoyment as possible out of a three-day weekend. There is also a great deal of history behind the holiday and it also...

 

COLUMN: The Rotary Phone

I'll be the first to admit I spend too much time on my phone and really need to put it down a lot more. It's very addictive and I can certainly see why kids who have been raised with phones spend so much time with them. It's all they know. I'm old...

 

COLUMN: Strange things happen with New Coke

A few years back when video stores were still a mainstay, I used to rent five or six movies a week. Sometimes when the weather was bad, or I was in a lazy mood I would spend my entire weekend watching a variety of films in a variety of genres. These...

 

COLUMN: First Day

With the start of the school year approaching I started to rack my brain about some first day memories but there was not really anything that stood out. I think perhaps the biggest moment I remember is how my love for the first day changed as I...

 

OUR VIEW: Page great way to highlight schools

This week's edition of the Three Forks Voice will feature a special page dedicated to news from the Three Forks School District. The Voice has partnered with the district and Sheri Brown of Venture West Realty for a space in each edition throughout...

 

Column: The sump

With the heavy moisture early in the summer I really haven't had to worry too much about watering my grass. While it certainly hasn't needed much additional water, it sure has not had any problems growing. In fact, my lawn has probably grown a half...

 

Column: A new shirt

A few years ago, I was covering a Class B State Track meet in Butte and it was a typical Montana spring day that featured just about all four seasons. When I left the house in the morning it was frigid and appeared it might snow at any minute. This...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 31, 2019

COLUMN: Catfish

A few of my summer breaks during college I was lucky enough to get a really good construction job that really helped me with my expenses. I also had a few summers where it was very difficult to find a job that didn't involve fast food. While I...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 24, 2019

COLUMN: THE STARE

Ten years ago, I probably would have had plenty of crazy adventures to talk about in my weekly column. A night out with a pack of friends to a bar or a trip to Vegas would usually result in some sort of shenanigans. The older I get; I'm finding more...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 17, 2019

EDITORIAL: Our View: Rodeo Dayz all about community

It's once again time for the annual Three Forks Rodeo Dayz celebration. In last week's editorial, I touched upon the importance of volunteers for Rodeo Dayz and this week would like to encourage local residents to attend and make this the best event...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 10, 2019

COLUMN: Three Spots

The 4th of July is always a great time for friends and family to come together to celebrate one amazing Country. It also means the Interstate and Highways are jam packed with people. The increase in traffic means that gas stations and truck stops...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 3, 2019

OUR VIEW: Great job by City Council

At last week's City Council meeting the governing body voted to appoint Sean Gifford as the new Mayor of Three Forks. Prior to the vote, the council allowed the three candidates who were seeking the p...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Column: It's not real?

When I was a little kid, I was a borderline obsessive fan of professional wrestling. It wasn't today's era where I could catch a program or one of the many easily accessible pay per view events, instead I had to wait to watch my favorites like Sting...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 26, 2019

COLUMN: The smell of Taco Bell

I'm not sure if I had to choose, I could pick a favorite sport between football and basketball but would easily admit that the NCAA basketball tournament is my favorite sporting event of the year. I also really enjoy covering high school basketball...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 19, 2019

COLUMN: Let em score...

While I much rather watch a basketball or football game, whenever the United States soccer team is playing in a World Cup, I pay attention. I don't know much about soccer, don't like it enough to call it football, but do love cheering on my country...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 12, 2019

Our View: Thanks for your service Mayor Hamilton

In mid-May, Steven Hamilton announced his resignation as Mayor of the City of Three Forks. Hamilton was in his second term as Mayor and had also served six years as a member of the city council. In a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 12, 2019

COLUMN: TOO Much Honking

When Oliver Lucas created the first vehicle horn in the 1910 it was a much-needed invention that is still as relevant today. It has also become a major pain in the back side. Rather than just use it for what is intended, the horn has become as...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 5, 2019

Column: Some field trip...

Over the past weeks kids from across the area were able to wrap up the school year with their annual spring field trips. I was able to read online about what seemed to be some pretty amazing trips and the kids really seemed to be happy about where...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 29, 2019

Column: Horsing Around

When I was in seventh grade it was a very normal routine to go to the high school for every home football game. I'm sure there was some cheering going on for the Tigers, but it really was more about socializing. The first year of junior high was a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 22, 2019

COLUMN: The Nap

About three minutes ago I was abruptly woken up by a semi driving way too fast in a 25 mile per hour zone. I'm writing this on May 15 which just so happens to be my birthday so I decided I would take a quick post lunch nap. Wednesday mornings are a...

 

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