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Stories written by: Betty Starks Case

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 ...

Betty Starks Case
Jan 3, 2019

I should know; I've been married to him since 1942. Are you feeling better about yourself this New Year of 2019? Or don't you make resolutions? My sisters ...

Betty Starks Case
Oct 25, 2018

Sometimes life seems a hallowed experience. Especially, when you touch both ends of it in the same week. And somehow, whether one is grandparent or friend, ...


Betty Starks Case
Sep 14, 2017

"On the road to nowhere." That was the front-page headline of an out-of-town article not long ago on the town of Pavillion, Wyoming. I graduated high school ...

Betty Starks Case
Aug 31, 2017

Are you a horoscope reader? A believer? I read mine now and then just for fun. Do you suppose it might teach me something if I gave it a chance? A recent ...

Betty Starks Case
Mar 30, 2017

No two humans are exactly alike, we're told, although there are similarities. The same is said to be true of snowflakes, but I doubt many have compared ...


Betty Starks Case
Aug 18, 2016

"Knowing I'm on the street where you live ..." The once popular song dances through my mind. Am I imagining a street of dreams, or the one in the song ...

Betty Starks Case
May 26, 2016

Families are the way to do it on Memorial Day Did you know the first Memorial Day was declared following the Civil War? That poppies are among the ...

Betty Starks Case
Apr 28, 2016

In many places, that's where most of the work happens Call them what you will. But I'm here to define the position as you may have never seen it ...


Betty Starks Case
Apr 14, 2016

Did you plan your life when you were young? Did the years follow your plan? As most of us learn, life often brings surprises. Like grandkids - some arrive ...

Betty Starks Case
Feb 18, 2016

'Sister/cousin' Mae could show today's athletes and pols a thing or two Maesie. I don't know how her dad would have spelled the name. But that's what ...

Betty Starks Case
Sep 19, 2013

That goes for scenery, air and another's needs "Are you sure we should be up in the high hills alone after Labor Day?" I ask my mate. "Most ...


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