From Russia with love
EUREKA - Little 8-year-old Alina burst into the house like any normal, American kid coming home from school.The screen door slammed shut behind her and after a quick peek into the refrigerator she sprang into the open arms of her foster mother,Joyce Sterkel, who cooed soft words to the child and brushed back blond hair from the girl's endearing face.
Looking to the East — veterinarian uses acupuncture to heal pets
Hoping to find treatments for animals not common in Western practices, veterinarian Barbara Calm began exploring alternatives. She found herself looking to Eastern medicine and acupuncture. This Chinese form of healing has been around for hundreds of years, but only in the last decade, as pet owners look to more holistic forms of healing, has it been adapted for animals. Acupuncture is based on the body having "Qi," or energy flow, which moves through a body's channels, or meridians. This energy flow is sometimes disrupted by illness or injury, and acupuncture helps restore balance by using tiny needles embedded in the skin. These needles bring blood flow and an endorphin release to a certain area.
Survivor: Amanda Kimmell goes from Miss Montana to reality TV
Amanda Kimmell moved to Los Angeles in fall of 2006 to pursue a career in fashion design. That’s a far cry from her former job as a waitress at Red’s Wines and Blues, a Kalispell restaurant. Before that, she worked at the cosmetics counter at Herbergers department store in Kalispell. She was chosen to audition for “Survivor: China” and won the part.
The von Trapp Children: A new generation of music
The von Trapp children file onto the stage with a grace and ease that is beyond their years. They are exactly as your storybook imagination would picture them - dancing eyes and fresh, sweet faces colored with the blush of health and excitement.
Explorer's Club Montana Man: Jim Chester
Jim Chester's accomplishments, mostly in Montana cave exploration, led to his induction into the Explorers Club, a prestigious organization with a who's-who roster of the last century's best adventurers.