Articles written by Ruth Bergen


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  • Sparrow's Vine here to help

    Ruth Bergen, Executive Director of Sparrows Vine Seeley Lake|Jan 11, 2024

    Dear Editor, We live in a confusing time. A time when we protect unborn whales and pandas, but not unborn human children! Statistics say that in America there are an average of 90 human abortions every hour. In 1984, President Ronald Ragan proclaimed January 22 a Sanctity of Human Life Day. This year celebrates forty years of the Sanctity of Human Life. The dictionary defines sanctity as the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or of ultimate importance and inviolability. At Sparrow’s Vine Pregnancy and Parenting Resource Center we b...

  • Sparrow's Vine holds banquet

    Ruth Bergen, Executive Director of Sparrows Vine|Oct 19, 2023

    Sparrow's Vine held its annual banquet on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. This marked their 13th year as a Parenting and Pregnancy Resource Center. A delicious BBQ meal with all the trimmings was enjoyed by the crowd. The "dessert dash" that followed had everyone scrambling for wonderful baked goods. Board Chair Debbie Anderson gave a short report of the year and a brief history of the reasons why the group have a parent resource center. Kayla Binder shared her experiences...

  • Senior Center hosts annual St. Patrick's Dinner

    Asa Thomas Metcalfe - Ruth Bergen|Mar 23, 2023

    On Saturday, March 11, The Seeley Lake Senior Center had their first St. Patrick's Day Dinner since COVID-19. The buffet-style event from noon to 5 p.m., was attended by 98 people. Irish Stew, potatoes - both baked and mashed- corn beef, cabbage and carrots were served to hungry community members by volunteers and students from the Seeley-Swan High School. "I would say this is one of our better ones," said Boyd Gossard, organizer of the event. "We had really good participation. Had a lot of...

  • Pathfinder to have regular office hours again

    Ruth Bergen|Feb 23, 2023

    The Seeley Swan Pathfinder is happy to announce the reopening of their local office. After a short hiatus, the Pathfinder office will have regular hours in the Heritage Building on the north end of Seeley Lake. The new office manager is Ruth Bergen. Although born in the states, Ruth moved to Seeley Lake from Scotland, where she worked in the office of the Brechin Advertiser. Ruth's husband, Jon, is the new pastor of Seeley Lake Baptist Church. They have five grown children and three... Full story

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