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Stories written by: Betty Starks Case

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, ...

Betty Starks Case
Jun 6, 2019

Recently, friend Maria brought us a lovely bouquet of purple and white lilacs from the loved country place we called "Pheasant Crest Farm." Tucked into the ...

Betty Starks Case
May 23, 2019

First, I read that May is Mental Health Month. Then the medical world announced that walking helps keep the brain alert and may help prevent dementia. Who ...


Betty Starks Case
May 9, 2019

Mothers Day will arrive for celebration shortly after this column hits print. I've written before about my mother, Husband Ned's mother, and all the women ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 25, 2019

Ranger Publisher Steve Peck has reminded us a couple of times that April is National Poetry Month and that poetry deserves our attention. I thought he meant ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 11, 2019

You are probably aware that the English language is a living growing thing. But did you ever notice that words have wings? That's why I believe our chosen ...


Betty Starks Case
Mar 28, 2019

Did you learn your ABCs, otherwise known as the rudiments of reading and writing, the old fashioned way? Does it matter? How about cursive writing, better ...

Betty Starks Case
Mar 14, 2019

I think I see spring in the distance. Recent snowstorms have been brief, leaving buttermilk patterns on our lawn the following day, and disappearing entirely ...

Betty Starks Case
Feb 22, 2019

What would you write if you had a column scheduled for print on your 96th birthday? I know. The very thought could ruin your day. It's called "writer's ...


Betty Starks Case
Feb 14, 2019

A columnist is always pleased to learn that readers of both sexes find his/her writing worth reading. About a month ago, this column mentioned men of varied ...

Betty Starks Case
Jan 31, 2019

How important is a local full-service hospital to we who live in Riverton and in the many rural miles of Fremont County, Wyoming? A good way to clarify that ...

Betty Starks Case
Jan 17, 2019

"Write what you know." That's the advice and guidance I've heard most often repeated by writing instructors. I received encouraging comments from male ...


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