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Stories written by: Betty Starks Case

Betty Starks Case
Nov 19, 2020

We'll be celebrating Thanks-giving in another week, but my column schedule doesn't quite fit the calendar. Still, it's never too early to be thankful. First, ...

Betty Starks Case
Aug 27, 2020

I may be in over my head, but I believe this matter may be important to the overall health of a number of citizens. Because of the COVID-19 virus, many in ...

Betty Starks Case
Aug 13, 2020

I had a dream. A strange dream, but one I couldn't forget. On the street in front of a bar filled with celebrating young adults was a circle of beautiful ...


Betty Starks Case
Jul 30, 2020

It's almost time for school to open. But will it? Can it? Most of us believe it must - somehow. We come into this world with wide-eyed wonder. American ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 16, 2020

Bear logic? We understand it in my family. When my brother (one of five boys) was a child, he developed an unusual fear of bears that weren't there -- so much ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 2, 2020

So, for heaven's sake, put on a mask and help stop this vicious ...


Betty Starks Case
Jun 18, 2020

I love the word virtual. It's so - well - virtual. Note the definition: Meaning almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict ...

Betty Starks Case
May 21, 2020

Recently a Homestead staff member found a tiny, grey, orphan kitten along the road on her way to work. With a kinder heart than the one who dumped the kitten ...

Betty Starks Case
May 6, 2020

I hope I might be forgiven if I skip a Mother's Day column to share my response to a few current events and to the care I received here at Homestead. A week ...


Betty Starks Case
Apr 22, 2020

q Not so long as I'm willing to keep writing about -- and laughing at -- myself. Yes, I read two newspapers daily. I also follow news programs to keep ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 10, 2020

"Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction," declared French artist Francis Picabia. I suspect he said that with a mysterious smile, but our ...

Betty Starks Case
Mar 26, 2020

You know who I think are the luckiest people in the country? The people in the country. Thinking seriously about a column subject yesterday, I thought, ...


Betty Starks Case
Feb 27, 2020

What do you do with a birthday? Celebrate? Or complain about aging? In our family, we had a celebration routine that couldn't be slowed. Beginning with ...

Betty Starks Case
Feb 13, 2020

Isn't love a strange thing? Such an everyday need, crucial to life itself, yet elusive to many. Doesn't it seem we'd be able to get a grip on love one of ...

Betty Starks Case
Jan 30, 2020

When did January become "National Closet Cleaning Month?" Maybe when you can find someone to clean it for you? In my case, a willing friend came by and said, ...


Betty Starks Case
Dec 19, 2019

It's getting mighty close to Christmas. So if you don't have time for shopping now, there may still be a gift beyond measure you can create for someone you ...

Betty Starks Case
Dec 5, 2019

Recently, I read a magazine article on "Late Bloomers" suggesting that "blooming" has no deadline. I like that. Gives me a chance to overcome my ...

Betty Starks Case
Nov 7, 2019

So you've heard all you need to know about nuclear waste storage? The innocence of spent fuel rods? If you are interested, as I am and we all should be, ...


Betty Starks Case
Oct 10, 2019

Do you think of a chair as nothing more than a practical piece of furniture? Think again. When a chair comes into your life, you have no idea of the story ...

Betty Starks Case
Sep 26, 2019

A huge ad by SageWest Health Care in the Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Ranger announced SageWest's wish to "make a positive impact on our community in a number of ...

Betty Starks Case
Sep 12, 2019

You may visualize an assisted-living home as a quiet place of slow activity. If you do, you need the enlightenment and experience of a fourth annual Homestead ...


Betty Starks Case
Aug 29, 2019

How do you know when an urge might lead you in the right direction? Or not? Do you read your horoscope for guidance? Discuss it with a friend? Or just watch ...

Betty Starks Case
Aug 15, 2019

I don't expect this idea to garner immediate cheers, but you never know about a new approach until you try. And I must try. What would you do if you realized ...

Betty Starks Case
Aug 1, 2019

Editor's note: Columnist Betty Starks Case is off this week. The following is a column she wrote in 2012. Bearsy Dotes? Who or what is that? This has been ...


Betty Starks Case
Jul 18, 2019

I know a columnist shouldn't write on more than one subject at a time. But what does one do when so many events light up July? By the time this month ...

Betty Starks Case
Jul 3, 2019

This morning, beginning the column, I thought I had a problem. July 4, my usual publishing day, is a national holiday. Plenty of subject material there. But ...

Betty Starks Case
Jun 20, 2019

Latest news flash: Wyoming's oldest citizens are getting older. Latest Wyoming worry: The state's oldest citizens are costing the state money. Further, ...


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