Aries (March 21-April 19) Adapt to changes. You can generate what’s needed. Don’t rush, or risk breakage. Consider your moves before making them. Stick to reliable sources and foundations.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Polish your presentation. Dress to impress. You’re stepping into the spotlight. Stay diplomatic, and improvise with a surprising turn of events. Graciously respond.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Nurture yourself. You may be feeling especially sensitive with recent changes or chaos. Meditate in seclusion. Tend your garden. Nature soothes your spirit.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Brilliant ideas arise in conversation. Get together with your team. Find hidden opportunities revealed by recent news. Go for distance rather than speed.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — An unusual career option appears. It may require a test. Accept new responsibility. Adapt to changes at the top. Find a lucrative opportunity.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Seminars, classes and conferences provide satisfying and lucrative opportunities. Travel and explore fresh terrain. Handle your chores, and then go discover something new.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Use what you’re learning to cut costs. Get practical with financial decisions. Choose long-lasting quality, and simplify. Discover a brilliant and unorthodox solution.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Go ahead and be spontaneous, but not reckless. Do something unexpected and nice with your partner. Strengthen bonds, and share a sweet unscheduled deviation.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — A little spontaneity can be fun. Put aside rigid routines and allow flexibility, especially with your work, health and fitness. Try a new trick.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Grab a fun opportunity to do something new. Meet someone wonderful or discover a chance for adventure or playfulness. Whip up a little romance.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Find a fabulous bargain or happy surprise for your home and family. Windfall apples make a lovely pie. Take advantage of an unexpected opportunity.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Adapt your message to respond to breaking news. A surprise requires diplomacy to avoid misunderstandings. Write your views, and edit carefully. Document and organize.
Horoscopes by Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency.
Movie of the week
“The Addams Family”
Directed by Conrad Vernon
Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family; Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma; are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realizes that the Addams’ eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighborhood.
Movie of the week courtesy of boxofficemojo.com
Recipe of the Week
Comfort Chicken Stew
3 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
4 green onions, chopped
3 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
- Place the parsnips, carrots, celery, sweet potato and onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with chicken; sprinkle with the sage, salt and pepper. Add broth and water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender.
- Remove chicken; when cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones and discard bones. Cut meat into bite-size pieces and return to the slow cooker.
- Mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into stew. Add gnocchi. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. If desired, season with hot pepper sauce, and sprinkle with sliced green onion.
Sunrise and Sunset Times
October 23 8:15 a.m. 6:37 p.m.
October 24 8:16 a.m. 6:35 p.m.
October 25 8:18 a.m. 6:33 p.m.
October 26 8:19 a.m. 6:32 p.m.
October 27 8:21 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
October 28 8:23 a.m. 6:28 p.m.
October 29 8:24 a.m. 6:27 p.m.
Book of the week
By Elton John
Elton Hercules John’s autobiography arrives just five months after the film of his life, Rocketman , with the 72-year-old more than a year into a worldwide farewell tour that won’t wrap up until December 2020. Characteristic excess, you might think, especially after reading an eye-popping life story that is rarely more than a page away from more sex, drugs and star cameos.
Book of the week courtesy of theguardian.com
Montana Gas Price Update
As of October 14, gasoline prices in Montana are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.71 a gallon according to GasBuddy.com. Prices are 0.7 cents lower from a month ago and are 29.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
The national average has fallen 2.4 cent per gallon during the last week and stands 25.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Simon’s weekly weather
Issued Oct. 20
Wednesday through Friday (Oct. 23, 24 & 25) Areas of night and morning valley fog and low clouds clearing by early afternoon otherwise dry. Locally breezy to windy Friday afternoon. Lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s with near 30 Wednesday and Thursday mornings around 5000 feet warming to the mid to upper 30s Friday morning. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s with mid 30s Wednesday and Thursday around 5000 feet warming to near 40 Friday.
Saturday (Oct. 26) Turning colder with a chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s to lower 30s with mid 20s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 30s to near 40 with mid 20s around 5000 feet.
Sunday (Oct. 27) Brisk with a slight chance of mountain snow showers. Lows in the mid teens to mid 20s with upper teens around 5000 feet. Highs in the 30s to near 40 with lower 20s around 5000 feet.
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Top 5 country songs of the Week
- 10,000 Hours by Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
- Kinfolks by Sam Hunt
- The Git Up by Blanco Brown
- Old Town Road by Lil Nas X
- Even though I’m Leaving by Luke Combs
Top 5 songs courtesy of popvortex.com