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LOTS FOR SALE

Vacant Land For Sale~$125,000

Approx 5.34 acres located 3.5 miles West of Havre, MT on Hwy 2.This property is fenced, includes a well & 2 metal sheds. Zoned Commercial/Residential. Electrical also runs across this property.

2.129 Acres Located West of Nortwestern Energy near Holiday Village Mall ~ $150,000 Fenced w/gates, includes well.

4 Acre Lot West of Torgeson Implement ~ $350,000 Ready to build on.

Call Janis Flynn @ 265-9400

LAND FOR SALE

LAND FOR SALE ~ $125,000

22 Spruce Drive ~ $238,500

Very nice, clean 4 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath split-level home. 2 fireplaces, large laundry, great yard with covered deck & single attached garage. Good neighborhood.

Call Janis Flynn @ 265-9400

1125 11th Street ~ $259,000

Updated 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath 1700 sq. ft. home. Beautiful new kitchen with stainless steel appliances & tile flooring. Open floor plan with new flooring throughout - carpet, hardwood & tile. Fenced backyard, covered deck & attached 2 stall garage.

313 9th St W ~ Chinook, MT $139,900

Well maintained split level 4 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath home in Chinook. Private back yard & deck, large single attached garage & 2 large storage sheds.

Call John Carlson at 390-1381

Call/Text John Carlson @ 406-390-1381

Call Gary Toldness @ 390-3155

836 3rd St ~ Big Sandy, MT $120,000

801 7th Street ~ $183,000

Wonderful 4 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath home. Eat in kitchen with tile floor, custom tile in bsmt bath, large laundry & egress windows in bsmt bdrms. Large 3 stall shop.

Great family home. 2 bedroom main floor w/formal dining & lg living room. Hardwood floors. Full bsmt has remodeled family room, 3/4 bath + 2 bonus rooms being used as bdrms. Permanent siding & window trim.

Call Paul Kuka at 265-7845

Call John Carlson @ 390-1381

1260 Cleveland Ave ~ $99,987 Clean, ready to move into 2 bdrm home with attached single garage. One level living.

Call Paul Kuka @ 265-7845

225 2nd Street NE Rudyard, MT ~ $59,000

3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath (2176 sq. ft.) home. Great garage/shop on 100x123 dt. lot with nice yard.

Call Janis Flynn @ 265-9400

184 Lehfeldt Ave ~ Big Sandy, MT $29,000

7 Cypress Drive ~ $168,000

Roomy & comfortable 4+ bdrm, 2 bath home. Fenced yard w/playground. Close to schools & parks.

1 bdrm, 1 bath updated home. Large lot, good appliances & new furnace. Includes double garage.

Call Jeanie Cole @ 945-0931

Call Janis Flynn at 265-9400

509 1st Street ~ Hingham, MT $64,500

834 5th Street ~ $99,000

2 bdrm, 1 bath spacious home with country kitchen & large living room. Fenced yard, perennial garden, mature trees, RV & equipment parking in rear & 4 stall garage/shop.

Call John Carlson @ 390-1381

316 Main St. N. - Rudyard, MT ~ $37,500

Call Jeanie Cole @ 945-0931

Building +/- 6300 SF ~ $135,000 - on 1st Street Havre, MT Warehouse +/- 8250 SF ~ $95,000 - Plus off street parking Rent front 1/2 of building ~ $1500 per month

Call Nick Pyrak @ 390-2867

23 unit motel with Hwy #2/1st Street frontage. Very clean, (5 star rating) family atmosphere. Recent updates, downtown location. Extra 3-ples unit for over-run ~ $250,000

Call John Carlson @ 390-1381

928 2nd Street ~ $105,000

Location! Location! Location!

Siesta Motel

6867 43rd St West ~ $149,900

3 bdrms, 1 bath home on double lot with 3 stall garage (includes loft). Original hardwood flooring in living/dining areas. Built in terrarium in living room. Large back yard w/greenhouse.

Manuel subdivision

Approx. 1.5 acre parcels available on Beaver Creek Rd. located 7.5 miles South of Havre. Includes: Roads, electrical & phone to lot, good water, wells included in some lots, & great view. Priced at $25,000 to $37,500

600 1st Street ~ $695,000

3 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath home. Single level living, lots of updates, new furnace/ac in 2010. Hot tub, natural gas tap, private well & 2 stall garage on just under 1 acre.

2+2 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath home near park & school. 1 non-conforming sleeping area & den in bsmt. Single stall garage.

Call Nick or Janis at Flynn

Call Janis Flynn @ 265-9400

1100 7th Street ~ $179,000

Very nice 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in excellent condition. Updated kitchen, family room w/ fireplace, sun porch, underground sprinklers & 2 car garage.

Approx. 300 acres of fenced grassland w/ reservoir. Includes approx. 100 acres CRP. Located 7.5 miles north of Savoy, MT.

Call Janis Flynn @ 265-9400

4 bdrm, 2 bath home located on large lot with 3 stall garage.

Call Derek Fraser at 262-4603

215 2nd St. East ~ Joplin, MT $45,000 4 bdrm, 1 bath home with double garage.

Call Derek Fraser at 262-4603

358 Michigan Ave ~ Big Sandy, MT $107,900 5 bdrm, 3 bath 2 story home. located on large lot, near elementary school & city pool. 1 stall grage & large shed.

Call John Carlson at 390-1381

103 3rd St. W. ~ Inverness, MT $129,900 Beautifully remodeled 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath home w/good water & shop + outbldgs.

Call Janis Flynn at 265-9400

110 2nd Ave. W ~ Kremlin, MT $59,000 2 bdrm, 1 bath home. Lots of improvements, 2 stall garage. Qounset, fenced-all on 4 city lots.

Call Janis Flynn at 265-9400

Call Janis Flynn @265-9400

Rockin K Bar

Very nicely remodeled Restaurant/Bar/ Casino between Fort Benton & Great Falls, MT. Great business & includes an updated 3 bdrm, 2 bath home for only $295,000

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Oil City Saloon ~ Shelby, MT Full liquor license, full kitchen & 6 newly remodeled apartments.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Pastime Bar/Restaurant/Casino A booming business in Chinook, MT

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Bullhook Bottoms Casino + Liquor Store ~ $700,000

A large Commercial property that includes a Casino & Liquor License on 1st Street/Hwy 2 frontage in Havre, MT

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595 or Larry Martinson @ 390-1509

3 Grain cleaners, scale and 40 x 80 shop. 26+ Acres. Joplin, MT ~ $80,000 Call Derek Fraser at 262-4603

INCOME PROPERTY 415 2nd Street (4-plex) ~ $110,000 Recent updates & 17% return!

55+ Living Town Home BRAND NEW! 2235 9th Avenue

3 Bed, 2 Bath with double garage.Still time to pick out colors! Offered at $288,000

325 14th Street West ~ $229,500

3610 40th Ave SE ~ $345,000

Great home with shop and acreage. Awesome views of the Bear Paw Mountains from this 40+- Acre Ranchette.

460 Lincoln Avenue in Big Sandy

A quiet neighborhood for this family home with laundry on the main, 3+1 bedroom, 3 bathroom, w/dbl attached garage. This recently updated home is a good buy for anyone that appreciates the value of nice, quiet nieghborhood.

650 38th Street West ~ $250,000

820 2nd Street ~ $69,000

Awesome big heated Shop, double garage, two bedrooms on the main, two non-conforming down, big home 1,560 on the main, downstairs 1,080, beautiful yard on two lots with bathrooms and kitchen recently updated.

This is an extra nice starter home or maybe just sizing down home. With three bedrooms on the main floor and a garage in back with room for car and extra work area or extra storage.

3666 28th Avenue SE ~ $167,000

620 11th Street West

1.4 Acres, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Horse friendly acreage. Awesome views from the new deck!

Very nice 3 bedroom home, new paint, lots of upgrades and well maintained. Contact Edward for more information.

425 3rd Avenue ~ $134,800

Excellent curb appeal and the inside looks just as good, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, close to 2k sq. ft. of finished living space with oversize garage!

Room to roam in this one with 1.4+- acres. New kitchen and windows, some new doors, plus views to see forever. 3 bedrooms up, 2 non-conforming down, attached 3 stall heated garage, a huge shop and paved in and out drive through driveway. Seller says the new lawn tractor stays with the property.

628 12th Street

Three stall garage with a great home. Some new carpet and paint with newer kitchen, 2 bedrooms up, 2 non-conforming down. Priced to sell!!!

3+ Acres on Hwy 2 & Airport Road Realtor Owned. $99,000

36+ Acres in town on Water Tank Road heading to Highland Park offered at $69,700 l 1+ Acre on 2nd Street West asking $18,500 l 3.1 Acres adjacent to Washington and Jefferson Avenue in Highland Park. May split out acre. $90,900

A bounty of freshness in every basket Bring fresh fruits and vegetables, and a little adventure, to your table while helping your budget this spring.

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BY PAM BURKE

've never been much of one to do things because I've been told to, especially when it's labeled good for me, so it's surprising that I grew up to love fruits and vegetables. And whenever I'm told I should do something because "everybody" is doing it and everybody thinks I'll love it too, I just walk away, or maybe even run. But when my boss tells me it's my article assignment, then I find myself turning around and slogging my way back to fulfill my duties as assigned. That's how I found myself on the food-borne adventure with Bountiful Baskets that I'll be recounting and reviewing for you here.

Cooperating with history

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op is a nonprofit started in Arizona in May 2006 by Sally Stevens and Tanya Jolly. It is, as the name suggests, a food cooperative, but with a twist: It's Internet-based. Individually, the women had operated small co-ops, their website says, but they wanted to think bigger and expand the purchasing benefit to more people who would be getting more quality fruits, vegetables and other good foods. They realized that the Internet was the way to accomplish this, and they set up an online ordering website which has helped the co-op grow, largely by word-of-mouth, to include 21 states.

Watch your language

tiful Baskets.

The online experience

All ordering (and I refuse to say contributing here — it is my article) is done online, and all payment is made online at the time of ordering. If you aren't comfortable with the whole online thing, find someone to partner with who is. For now, we have to assume that you are willing and able to jump into the deep end of the online experience. It really wasn't that bad. The website has long web pages of explanations, descriptions and rules, but once I got past the language barrier and forced myself to read all the text (which I fondly thought of as the blah-blahblah), I clearly understood what I needed to do and what was expected of me. And since I read all this after I ran into my first problems trying to just jump in there and wing it, I suggest doing the reading before ordering, or trying to order as in my case. Start, logically, with the "New Participant Instruction" page — which, by the way, explains why you don't see links named "online store," "catalog" or "shop" to take you to the food ordering page. For those people who are nervous about using a credit card online, I can only offer this assurance: The co-op has been in business more than six years, and I haven't read anything in the business news about them being hacked. So there's that comfort.

When shopping for food, we normally think of ourselves as customers buying products sold by a business. This is not how this cooperative works, and that becomes very clear as soon as you go to the website at http://www.bountifulbaskets.org. Cooperatives are a many-varied thing. The best explanation I could come up with for this co-op is that it exists to combine the buying power of its participants to get more and better food at a cheaper price for more people. You aren't a customer; you're a "participant." You don't go shopping; you "participate." You don't buy the basket; you "contribute," and all the contributions are combined so the cooperative can purchase the food from growers and suppliers. And if that still doesn't make sense, the good news is that you don't have to understand how cooperatives work to participate In Boun8 LIVING MAGAZINE APRIL 2013

Dance you through it

The site thoroughly explains the whole process, so I'll just offer a quick overview here. Once you get on the site, you create a login account with your email and a password, then order your basket and any other specialty items you think you'll like, hit submit, provide your credit card information and submit that. Once this order is processed electronically, a receipt arrives in your email inbox, and then the only thing left to do is wait and wait until Saturday, the pick-up day. You'll want to take note that:

• You can only order from 10 a.m. Monday until 10 p.m. Tuesday, or until all available baskets at the site are spoken for. Any other time you get a message saying "There are currently no available offerings," which really just means "it's not shopping time." • You, or a receipt-carrying representative, have to be at the pickup site at the time indicated. It hasn't been as painfully constraining as I thought it would be. • The website implies that you only have a 20-minute window to pick up your food, but in practice at sites with a large number of participants, I have sometimes waited in continued on page 9 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S

continued from page 8 line much longer — and sometimes got through much quicker. Surprisingly, waiting can be more fun than it sounds if you like to people-watch and aren't afraid to strike up a conversation.

Where's my food

Behind the scenes, once the ordering period has closed the food is purchased, packed on trucks and sent to the sites. The trucks are scheduled to arrive one hour before the pickup time to give the volunteers time to unload the trucks by hand, check the inventory against the orders list sent to the volunteer site coordinator earlier in the week, divide the food equally in the baskets, set aside the specialty orders and generally get ready to cycle the food through to

the participants. Once you get to the front of the line, the volunteer reads your order to you for confirmation, then you are sent to a table where a volunteer brings you your basket, or baskets, and any specialty foods. At that point, you transfer the food into your own basket, box, bags or other carryall, then quickly get out of the way because these people are polite, but efficient and you do not want to slow progress.

What did I think of that?

In the whole ordering process I had few glitches, once I got used to the new words and I read the instructions for new participants. A nice feature is that after the first round of ordering I now get a no-

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Baskets of vegetable and fruits lined up for Bountiful Baskets Saturday afternoon at the Highland Park Early Primary School.

tice when the next round of ordering available, they would sell out quickopens, which is helpful for those of ly. "There was only one site," said us who are thinking-ahead chal- volunteer Ruth Wardell about the lenged. The volunteers were friendly first months the co-op was available and efficient, the other participants in Havre. "It was like a lottery. Evwere fun and the whole experience erybody was trying to get in and get was enjoyable — that's something a basket before they were sold out, for a person as socially challenged and they were selling out in, like, (OK, neurotic) as I am to say that I five or 10 minutes." While most people tried to get enjoyed the company. The co-op system of purchase on top of ordering promptly, Wardell distribution and the local site sys- took another approach. She trained as a voluntem of distriteer site cobution seems ordinator and to work pretty started up a well. The second site. only incident Now that could Havre is be described lucky enough as a probto have four lem that I've sites, two experienced each week, was caused but they still by weather sometimes which desell out before layed the the deadline, truck with my so it's still adfirst basket for visable not to one hour, but wait until the that happens last minute to in Montana in order. the winter. And, The lojust so you cal Bountiful know, each Baskets-relatsite only ed Facebook –– Ruth Wardell, takes delivpage, Havre Bountiful Baskets Volunteer eries every Food Co-op, two weeks. keeps particiThat means pants updated participants in small towns need to on the truck's status. Now I know. When the first Bountiful Bas- order enough for two weeks, and kets site was started in Havre, the participants in areas that have difbiggest problem was actually get- ferent sites on alternating weekends, ting a chance to order. With fewer than 100 baskets continued on page 10

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There was only one site the first months the co-op was available in Havre. It was like a lottery. Everybody was trying to get in and get a basket before they were sold out, and they were selling out in, like, five or 10 minutes. }

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Kyndra Moore and daughter Ellycia Moore, 10, pack baskets Saturday afternoon at the Highland Park Early Primary School for a Bountiful Baskets distribution.

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continued from page 9 like Havre, need to understand that they likely will be going someplace different for pick-up each week, so they should read directions on the receipt carefully.

But what about the food?

I have nothing but good things to say about the food. Each time I've participated I've felt like the food was fresh and varied and that I got a lot of it for my money. In fact, it felt like Christmas, and I cooked up a storm — or at least my kitchen looked like a storm had hit it. "It saves on my grocery bill quite a bit," said Wardell who has compared before-and-after figures on her budget "a couple of times, and we found that on average you're paying about half of what you would at the store. And it's really good product, and it lasts a lot longer than what you buy at the store." The food was also fun — something I wasn't expecting. You don't know what you're getting in the basket other than that it's six different fruits and six different vegetables of varieties in season

at that time of year. Some specialty items like breads, granola, olive oil and boxes of fruits are a sure thing. Items like a "guacamole pack," a "juice pack" or the "Thai pack" will have a list of foods the pack — which is like an extra basket of fruits and or vegetables — might have, but not the exact list. This gives the baskets an element of surprise to begin with, and then you get foods you've never purchased before or have never even heard of before. Figuring out ways to identify and cook these foods has added many hours of entertainment and resuscitated my interest in cooking, which had been flagging. Just for the record, I have yet to have a food fail with these kitchen experiments. This sense of being on a food adventure is a common theme with participants who seem to be willing to at least try everything and share recipes on the local Facebook site and on the blog at Bountifulbaskets. org. "I usually say to someone 'how do you fix this,' and then they tell you, so then you try it and go

from there. Give it a try anyway," said Wilma VanValkenburg who has been participating for about a year-and-a-half and freely admitted to trying avocados once and then gladly passing them along to others after that. But VanValkenburg has other reasons about being excited over fruits and vegetables, or most of them anyway. "I just had a kidney transplant in November, and I've had to change my diet by getting more fruits and vegetables. (These are) things that I have to do. It makes a difference," she said, "getting more fruit and vegetable and stuff through Bountiful Baskets. It really helps my diet." Pam Kuhr has been participating with her daughter for six to seven months, and she's noticed a change for the better in her eating habits. "To be honest with you, I just live by myself and I usually didn't buy a lot of this stuff," she said, "so it's good for me to start eating healthier."

Bountiful Baskets sites on the Hi-Line: Chinook Chester Glasgow Harlem Havre (4) Joplin Malta Rudyard Shelby The basket case community

What surprised me the most about participating in Bountiful Baskets is the sense of community gained in the experience. What started at home, alone, online, turned into Saturday mornings, in line with up to 100-some other sleepy-eyed people, most of them strangers or barely vaguely familiar continued on page 11

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Volunteers pack baskets Saturday afternoon at the Highland Park Early Primary School for a Bountiful Baskets distribution.

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continued from page 10 faces, chatting about the weather or whatever comes to mind, anticipating the food selection, straining to see what is in the baskets and talking about recipes. That sense of community carries over online, too. Bountiful Baskets blog has entries from people contributing recipes, asking and answering questions, and sharing experiences and tips. Many towns have Facebook pages, like Havre Food Co-op, where people can reach out to friends, neighbors and others in the local area, keeping track of truck schedules, sharing more recipes, tips, news and the same concerns about "what is this strange greenishblue food item and how do I cook it?" The Bountiful Baskets food experience leads people to reach out in person too, even beyond the coming together of a wide range of volun-

teers to get the orders ready. Almost everyone you talk to in line will say that they heard about the food co-op from someone else, a friend, a coworker, a fellow church member — the "everybodies" whom I didn't want to listen to. Many people share their baskets with someone else, like how I often share with my neighbors or how Wilma VanValkenburg shares her dreaded avocados. "We heard it by word of mouth," said Kuhr, "and then I got on the Internet and looked it up and got interested, and then my daughter got me started. She actually signed up first, and we just split a basket every week. "I usually (pick up the basket) every week. She's usually working on Saturday," Kuhr added. Perhaps it is the ripple effect of this principle of volunteering that is behind the co-op effort. Participants are asked to spend some time vol-

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Baskets of vegetable and fruits lined up for Bountiful Baskets Saturday afternoon at the Highland Park Early Primary School.

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Love at first bite One of my favorite Bountiful Baskets discoveries is

the chayote, which I now buy any time I find them in the produce section at the store. Pronounced chiy-OH-dee, this South American squash is in the gourd family. It looks and tastes like the love child of a squash, a cucumber and a melon. I know, hard to imagine. The flavor is bland on its own, but it picks up and enhances the flavors of the foods it's cooked with. The following is my favorite recipe.

Sautéed Chayote in Cream Sauce

2-3 tablespoons butter 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced 2 chayote squash, peeled and thinly sliced salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup heavy cream or substitute equivalent amount (after mixing together) of cream cheese and milk 1 green onion, minced, including green stalks 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced

Heat butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add jalapeño and sauté for 1 minute. Add chayote, salt and pepper. Cover the pan, reduce heat and cook until the chayote is just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the cover and add the cream (or substitute) to the chayote and jalapeño; toss gently. Raise heat and simmer the mixture uncovered, until the cream is almost evaporated and has coated the squash. Turn off heat. Stir in onion and cilantro, retaining some to sprinkle decoratively on top before serving. Depending on how much creamy veg your eaters like, this should feed 5-8 people as a side dish. Given a chance, I will eat almost a whole chayote by myself. Don't judge me.

unteering at the pickup site unloading food and preparing and handing out baskets. People who show up early will to stand in line, more often than not, go ask if their help is needed rather than just stand there. All site coordinators volunteer to get training. They spend time each week preparing for the truck's arrival and organizing the other volunteers to work as well as being at the pick-up site early and leaving late. Each site also has a backup coordinator who gets the training, too. Wardell believes in the value of the foods people receive. "It's great and I love it. You get to try new things all the time, and the fruits and veg actually have a

taste to them, where a lot of the stuff at the store here, it doesn't,"

she said. But Wardell's enthusiasm isn't just lip service. She had only ordered Bountiful Baskets a couple times, she said, before deciding to start Havre's second site. "Everybody was just stressing out the morning of ordering because it sold out so quickly," she said "It's great healthy food at a really reasonable price. It makes it affordable for anybody to eat healthy. "I just wanted to be able to do that for the community." And perhaps that's the greatest value that ever came from a basket of fruits and vegetables.

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P.O. Box 2150 • Suite A • Havre, MT 59501

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1310 12th Ave ~ $369,500

Open concept floor plan, master suite, partial basement, brick exterior. Triple heated garge on large corner lot. RV parking, custom built. Over 3,000 sq. ft. on main floor! Becky Ross, Realtor, 390-2599 to view.

1630 Northern Heights Drive $330,000

Newer 2 story home with full basement. Master suite + 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Main floor utilities. Formal dining, updated kitchen. 3 stall garage, deck, sprinklers. Becky Ross, Realtor, 390-2599 to view.

1337 Blvd Ave ~ $210,000

Great location in Highland Park! 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms with a 2 car garage and a huge shop in the back. Call today for your private showing of this house. Jeff Healy 265-6766 or 390-1966

535 2nd Avenue ~ $310,000

This gracious and lovely 2 story, 5 bedroom home, with 3.5 baths has just been offered for sale. The owner has created a nice private suite on part of the main floor, so if you are looking for a little income, or a place for a family member to live while occupying the rest of the home, this would be ideal! Full basement and second level are finished and feature sun rooms. Many lovely details throughout. Full basement is partially finished. Serious inquiries only, please. Contact Becky Ross, Listing Agent to view: 390-2599

Lovely home on corner lot in historic downtown area. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. Formal dining room, large kitchen, main floor utilities. Garage, fenced yard, sprinklers. Call Becky Ross, Realtor at 390-2599

609 Montana Ave ~ $142,500 Efficient floor plan in this nice home with loft. 1 bedroom on main floor, 2 in basement. 1 bath. Newer double garage that is lined and has an overhead heater with workshop area. New driveway in back. Storage shed, fenced yard with patio enclosed with chain link fencing. Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view.

721 15th Street ~ $139,900

Well cared for home in south-end on nice sized lot with detached garage. Updated bathrooms, some hardwood floors, large dining area. Full basement with family room, laundry, bath and 2 non-conforming bedrooms. Big yard with basketball pad in back. Covered front porch entrance, and patio in back. Call Becky Ross, Realtor, 390-2599

1545 3rd Street ~ $160,000

133 8th Street ~ $142,500

Offered at $310,000

Call Becky at 390-2599 to view.

11 Spruce Drive ~ $189,500

502 3rd Ave ~ $199,000

Hardwood floors, 3 + 1 bedrooms, 2 baths on corner lot. Garage, sprinklers, 2 fireplaces. Great yard, patio. Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view.

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home with panoramic views on 1.728 acres! This lovely home with designer touches has over 1700 sq. ft. on the main floor. Walk-out daylight basement and a Tower Room Suite. Dbl garage + carport and lots of parking.

Are you looking for a great fenced yard with patios and covered decks? This updated home could be PRICE REDuCED! for you! Newer double garage with workspace and new driveway too! Steel and masonite siding, new windows, new flooring, handicap accessible from alley. Updated bathroom, fresh paint, laminate flooring and updated appliances, too! Call Becky Ross, Realtor, 390-2599

Updated and well maintained. Split level with 2 bedrooms up & 2 down. New kitchen, 2 fireplaces, daylight basement. Large yard, covered patio, garage and sprinklers. Becky Ross 390-2599

Beaver Creek Golf Course

Prime Commercial opportunity! Owner is willing to sell golf course and/or building/restaurant separate at a great price! Call for details! Jeff Healy 390-1966 or 1-800-823-2767 or e-mail Jeff@Koefod.com

COMMMERCIAL BUILDING REDUCED! FOR SALE/LEASE: NOW $79,900 Becky Ross, Realtor 390-2599

824 3rd Ave. ~ $135,500

Lovely 2 story home with full basement. 3 bedrooms & 1 3/4 baths. Beautiful hardwood floors, updated paint. Single garage + parking pad. Trim on house & all garage just painted! Call Becky Ross at 390-2599

Building Site or Pasture Land

125 2nd Ave. NW in Rudyard

Nice 1972 MH 14x66 with 2 large additions on corner lot. Detached heated double garage/shop. Fireplace, large deck. Please call Becky Ross 390-2599.

80 acres of unimproved ground East side of Saddle Butte. Fenced, Panoramic views! Great place for horse lovers, plan your new home! Easy access from Clear Creek Rd. Please call Becky Ross 390-2599.

710 6th Avenue ~ E. Gildford GREAT PRICE! $50,000 GREAT HOME located on the Hi-Line. Listed by Jeff Healy, call 390-1966.

310 10th Avenue ~ $89,000

Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to set your appt.

40 acres of land East of Saddle Butte. Great building site or other recreational uses. Please call Becky Ross 390-2599.

Realtors: Becky Ross ~ 390-2599 • Jeff Healy ~ 390-1966 • Tom Healy, Broker/Owner E-mail: Koefod@koefod.com • Web Site: www.koefod.com

Spring

your house and yard into summer

Area professionals provide tips and priorities for getting your home's exterior and your yard ready for summer.

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BY PAM BURKE

hose long north-central Montana winters of wind and snow and freezing and thawing — and then more wind, snow, freezing and thawing — are hard on more than just your patience. The exterior of your home along with your shrubs, trees and lawn are hard-hit, too, and they can use some early TLC to get them ready to shine for you this summer. Dave Lohse, owner of Bear Paw Lumber, recommends home owners take a good look at their ceilings and roof. Check for signs of leaking on interior surfaces, even in the attic if your house has one, and if these areas don't show water damage, head outside. "Look at (your roof) to see if there was any ice damming, or anything like that, that would cause some up pressure on the shingles," he said, adding to look for "any shingles standing up or ... if the wind had blown some off. "Most of the damage on your roof is pretty apparent from just looking at it from the ground."

Gutters can be particularly harmful, Badland Tree and Landscaping owner Larry Adams said. "I can't believe how many, over the years, customers I've had that have had leaking roof problems, and all it was was gutters plugged up," he said. "Getting up there and cleaning your gutters out is pretty important, especially if we get some rain in the spring." Any damage to paint and siding will probably become apparent with a visual examination also, Lohse said, especially in problem areas like around windows and doors, and particularly where structures like an attached

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garage meet the house siding. Paul Alexander with Sherwin Williams advised that people with painted siding should look closely where gutters might be leaking onto the siding or where roof runoff, snow and rain can hit the house directly because paint in these area are subjected to stress with repeated freezing and thawing of moisture over the winter. "If you see any problems with (paint) bubbling or blistering or pealing, that can definitely be a sign that you have moisture back behind your coating," he said. If you do have these signs, he added, you'll want to scrape the damaged paint off as soon as the weather is warm enough for the surface to dry and get warm enough for recoating. "If you just paint right over it, that coating underneath is eventually going to peal right off and your top coat is going to come right with it," he said. He recommends spot priming with a good oil base primer, and then covered with a good ex-

terior latex paint. Keeping up with these repairs will extend the life of your wood or composite-board siding he said. "That moisture (under the paint) can eventually just start to rot it out, and eventually then, repainting is just going to be a temporary fix, and you're going to have to replace the siding completely," he said. "Before anything, you're going to want to fix the moisture problem first." Moisture can affect woodframed windows, too, and the paint on them should be checked and fixed as well, Lohse said. He also suggested that you should check all windows for clouding between the panes of glass that indicate the seal has been broken around the glass. "That's probably your biggest one right there," he said, adding that "springtime is always a good time, depending on how your windows operate, to open your windows up and do some cleaning and inspection on continued on page 15 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S

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them." He recommended using a toothbrush and cleaners to clean out tracks and any operating mechanisms, which should also be oiled. After a thorough cleaning, rubber seals should be protected by wiping a silicone sealant on them with a rag, he said. This will extend the life of the seals and help them seal better. The professionals interviewed suggested keeping shrubs and trees pruned back from the house to prevent them from damaging structures when the wind blows. Nicole Gray, the Hill County Extension agent, also recommended pruning because pests can gain entry into a house where that damage occurs, or simply because a branch provides a bug highway right to a window or door. Gray said in mid-March that she hasn't had anyone calling about insect problems, but added that the types of insects people will be dealing with are likely to change throughout the year as the insects reach their individual peak seasons. While she advised caution when spraying for bugs to not use exterior sprays indoors, or where they could be transferred indoors, Gray said that people's efforts to eradicate an insect problem most effectively begins with insect identification. "If you see a pest problem and you want a control method, I would suggest the best way of going about it would be first getting it identified," she said, adding that she can generally get that identification within two to five days with a good sample of the insect or an insect-damaged plant. But pests come in the form of vegetation, too, when they make your outdoor spaces unappealing and hinder plant growth. Winter-killed branches, along with packed, damp, moldy leaves blown in during late fall and winter, weeds, and built up dead grass can be just as unsightly and annoying as insects. Early spring is the best time to cut back shrubs and trees say the experts. "Spring is always an excellent time to prune, especially if you got on it before your buds started to swell and broke," said Adams, particularly if you're being careful. "Don't go out there

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and whack on them too hard. About 10, 15 percent is about all a guy can take off anything." Where a branch is being rubbed, the friction damage will make the plant vulnerable to insects and disease, Adams said, so branches that hit a structure or cross over and rub another branch should be part of the 10 to 15 percent of the plant being pruned. And if the plant is pruned before it starts expending energy on leaf and flower buds, he said, you will help the plant flourish. "Do it before the buds break, then when it does come out, all the energy that's been stored off that 15 percent you just removed — (the energy that was) alr e a d y stored last fall in the root system — comes out," Adams said. "And it absolutely jacks your growth." Shrubs, trees and lawns do much better, also, when the area is cleared of dead growth, some of which might have blown in after the last time you raked. Clean dead leaves out of shrub beds and have your lawn power raked to remove built up dead grasses, Adams added. This will do a lot toward making these areas look tidy and healthy. The plants will come in much greener, and it will allow for effective use of pre-emergent weed killers, he said. Pre-emergents, which can be purchased at most local stores that carry lawn and garden products, stop up to 75 percent of weeds from even beginning to grow in shrub beds and lawns, "so you're only pulling 25 percent of the weeds," he said, adding that "if it's applied properly and timely, it works. You usually don't get to say that much anymore with products." And the pre-emergents don't kill your existing plants, said Tony Smith, office manager for Frontier Lawn and Landscaping, because these products work on the weed seeds not mature plants like weed killers do. While most of the work described so far can be done early

in the spring, Adams suggested waiting until you're sure the area won't be getting hard freezes before turning on underground sprinkler systems. Once the ground is thawed, you don't have to worry about water lines to the sprinklers, he said, but where the main water line drops from the house to the sprinkler system and is exposed to the air the pipes can freeze, causing damage. A properly blown out underground sprinkler system won't freeze, but Adams recommends walking through each zone checking for leaks, generally made obvious by water bubbling up through the ground or by lack of water pressure from the sprinkler heads.

Get the timers set for the system right away, said Smith. "Then stay on them all season long," Adams said, to make sure you are maximizing your system for a healthy lawn and money savings on your water bill. Plants need less water in the spring and fall, more water in the summer, but any time of the year water is running off your lawn into the street you are wasting money. "If you're going to save water (with the system),

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you need to go out there and make it save it for you," Adams said. Another way to help save money while getting ready for summer, Smith said, is to have lawnmowers, weed eaters and even chainsaws serviced in the spring. They've been sitting all winter, and any gas and oil left in them has been sitting there aging, too. "Most people have probably just stuck their lawnmower in the garage after the last time they mowed, so it's got old gas in it, it's got old oil in it, the carburetor is probably fouled," he said. "If it had any issue before they put it away, that issue is probably going to be exacerbated." Taking the time to service engines on lawn-care machines before starting them will save wear-and-tear and possibly avoid damaging an engine, that will cost more to repair or replace later. One more area where forethought can save considerable time and money, as well as help avoid hassles and injury, is concrete in patios and walkways. Concrete can be sealed, said Alexander, and these sealants help keep the concrete from deteriorating due to salt damage from products used to melt ice in the winter. Though most concrete in this northern climate is installed with reinforcement to avoid cracks and hazards from frost heaves cause by winter's cold, it should be examined and any major displacements repaired, said Smith. And Adams advised that frost heaves can be avoided altogether with paving stones in areas where they would be appropriate. "Paver stones are much nicer for our climate because they're laid over a base of gravel

and a little sand compacted into it. They move with the frost which makes them kind of nice; you don't have cracks," he said. "With pavers they just get sort of rustic." All the experts interviewed recommended starting as early as possible in the year to get your home's exterior and lawn in shape. Some people are good about researching the best time and methods for doing the different types of work around their home and yard. But for those home owners who don't have the time or knack for staying on top of these matters, some landscaping companies, like Frontier, can help, Smith said, by putting them on a schedule for weed control and fertilizing. Prepaying for this service ensures that the service providers have you on their schedule from the start, they have needed products and the work will get done when the experts know it's the right time, he said. Lohse also cautions that waiting until later in the summer, or worse, fall, to find a construction contractor to do needed repairs or installations can be detrimental. "The earlier that you can talk to a contractor, the better the odds," he said, "of getting your project done this year." With all of these springtime honey-do items, the key is starting now to get ahead of the curve and more easily stay ahead of it. This will give you time to enjoy your summer and to enjoy a beautiful home and yard.

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Roll out the green carpet NEWSPAPER TOOLBOX

Spring is finally here, although it seems like it took at eternity to arrive. Now Mother Nature is unrolling her green carpet and her colors are exploding in trees and gardens and filling us with joy. We all have our own ways to make the most of the return to warmer weather. Some of us start by sorting through our closets, a way to fall into step with this season of renewal and transformation. Stores are bursting with the new spring fashions: rainwear, unlined boots, and trendy outfits seduce us with their lightweight materials. And we sure like to let more vibrant tones take the place of those gloomy winter colors. When spring fever takes hold, it’s so hard to resist! Owners of convertibles waste little time in folding back the roofs of their cars and savoring their newfound freedom, hair flying in the wind. Others head for car dealerships in search of their dream car for exciting summer driving. But most of us just make the most of the warm weather by enjoying the fresh air as we polish our vehicles to a beautiful gleam. No more winter hibernation! Spring fever also hits

the restaurants, as patios open and sidewalk cafÊs fill up at noon. How great it feels to sip a drink in the great outdoors rather than sitting inside with a cup of coffee and salt-stained snow boots. Even menus change to reflect the arrival of spring, as chefs revel in combining fresh herbs and exotic flavors. However you choose to enjoy the spring sunshine, make the most of it by getting outdoors as much as you can. After the long winter, we certainly deserve to tread on Nature’s green carpet!

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Every reason is a good one to enjoy the warm spring weather.

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Candi Zion

The early years of her life set the tone for her later years

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ne of Candi Zion’s earliest memories is traveling with her father to out-of-the way historical spots in Montana. Her father, Scotty Zion, for more than 60 years was Montana’s largest house mover. He would travel around the state, scoping out potential jobs, taking Candi along, While they were out on business, he would take Candi to historical locations around the state. “His favorite spots were the backroads of Montana,” Zion said. “My father was an amateur historian.” Old buildings, rock formations, historic villages were all the kinds of things he enjoyed, and his daughter quickly picked up his interest. “He loved ghost town,” she recalled. Candi’s mother, Claire Zion, had what Candi calls “Depression era ethics” about reusing things. For as long as she can remember, Candi said, he mother was an avid reuser of materials. She was one of the first to recycle things when her hometown of Great Falls started a recycling program. Another of her early memories was when she was 5, her father bought her a horse, Lunchpail. She spent all her free time riding with her father. Life took her to Arizona, Mississippi, back to Great Falls and then to Havre. Those early years of her life have set the tone for her later years. Today, she is involved in those same projects. As a volunteer, she has: • Helped preserve and restore some of the key historical attractions in the area. • Worked to improve recycling opportunities along the HiLine. • Organized efforts to rejuvenate the rodeo at the Great Northern Fair. The passion she feels for these projects emanates from her parents’ influence in her early

years, she said. Her passion hasn’t diminished over the years. She’s just as excited about history as she was when she and her father toured ghost towns.

Preserving history

She chairs the Havre-Hill County Preservation Commission, and is an avid supporter to help preserve buildings and landmarks that tell the story of Havre’s rich history. She said many buildings have seen their demise in the last 20 years, and more of the area’s great atmosphere will be lost if more buildings are torn down. The preservation commission has worked to present a greater understanding of the resources the city has. Before her involvement, the commission spearheaded the effort to create Havre’s Residential Historic District. continued on page 21

Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown Candi Zion works at a Saturday morning recycling drive in January 2013.

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Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at the fort just prior to its closing, and Pershing was here before he was promoted to general and became a hero in World War I. Supporters of the preservation effort are working to get federal, state and private funding. She is trying to work out an “unfinished tour,” that could show people what remains at the fort, what can be done and what the potential is. A renovated Fort Assinniboine would help preserve our past and would increase the number of tourists interested in military history, she said.

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She helped put together leaflets and self-guided tours of historic downtown Havre. “Our biggest challenge is the lack of understanding of historic preservation,” she said. If property owners were aware of these programs, she speculated, they would be willing to save their buildings and restore them to their original state. As a society, she said, people are too willing to tear down older buildings and build something new. But once something is torn down, it is gone forever, she said. “It is important for us to know where we came from,” she said. She gets most excited when talking about preservation efforts at Fort Assinniboine, the fort southwest of Havre that housed soldiers involved in keeping peace with Native Americans in the 1880s. The fort was closed more than 100 years ago. The fort is in a state of disrepair, she said, but more buildings are still standing than in any other fort in the Northwest, she said. “People just don’t know enough about Fort Assinniboine and what we have out there,” she said. “They don’t know we had black soldiers out there. They don’t know General Pershing was there.”

–– Candi Zion, Recycle Hi-Line

Recycling opportunities

Candi’s early childhood les-

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sons in recycling came to mind one day a few years ago while living in Great Falls. She found a discarded bag of garbage from Malmstrom Air Force Base. She wondered how much of that trash could have been reused. When she moved to Havre after marrying local rancher, Jeff Solomon, she realized that other than Havre Day Activities Center, very little was being done to promote recycling. The old landfill was not far from her property, so she took

special interest in preserving it. She joined up with her neighbor, Terry Turner, and other interested residents to launch Recycle Hi-Line, a group of volunteers interested in promoting recycling. They launched several undertakings, but as years went on, members began to burn out. They applied for several grants to help expand projects, but they were always turned down. With recent successes, though, the organization has gotten its second wind. It has gained its nonprofit status, and it is launching several new projects. Once a month, on the third Saturday, it holds a community recycling drive. People can bring recyclable materials to the parking lot at 1st Street and 5th Avenue. Families, schools and universities bring materials — such as paper, plastic and metals — to be dropped off and recycled. Candi is working with businesses to increase their recycling efforts, She worked with Pacific Steel and Recycling so it can now recycle paper waste. In fact, in the last two weeks, nearly 10,000 pounds of paper was recycled from the Havre Daily News, she said. That is more than four times the amount collected at the monthly recycle drives.

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She’s hoping similar arrangements can be made with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and other industries. A monthly recycling effort with Walmart means that lots of plastic bags are saved from the landfill, she said.

Rodeo is still her love

Her passion for rodeo remains strong in her life. She helped the new rodeo group at the fair get grants so it could get off the ground. As far back as college, she participated in all kinds of competitions. “The relationship between a person and a horse is something special,” she said. “And the crowds make rodeo exciting. “I’ve fallen in love with barrel racing,” she said.

Her love of community service

Everywhere she has lived, she has been involved in community service. In the Southwest, she worked for the Navajo Nation and became active in the historic preservation effort on the reservation. In Mississippi, Missoula and Great Falls, she worked on various historic preservation efforts. “I just want to make an impact,” she said. “I just feel like that’s my purpose. “I have the resources to do it,” she said. “Fortunately, my husband has been very supportive. “Hopefully, I can influence others to do the same.”

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Living History Day

History will be alive and well Saturday, June 1, in the city of Havre.

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ince becoming incorporated 120 years ago, the city of Havre has seen disaster and progress destroy much of what, today, would be considered historical landmarks, but due to preservation efforts from various groups in and around Havre, locals and visitors are able to see area history come alive again June 1 with a day of Living History. This celebration of Havrearea history is the brainchild of the Tourism Committee of the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce. At a regular committee meeting about five years ago, members were discussing ways to foster awareness of the rich history of the area, said Becky Miller, five-year committee chairwoman. Someone suggested a battle reenactment at the fort, she added, but that wasn't realistic because the fort soldiers never

saw battle. However, the idea of bringing history alive so dramatically resonated with committee members, and they realized the basic concept would work at area historical attractions in other ways. Normally during the warmer months of tourist season, guides at Havre Beneath the Streets take groups of up to 20 people on walking tours to view the re-created rooms of interconnected basement businesses, which take up the better

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part of a city block under downtown Havre. But for the Living History event the exhibits are brought to life with volunteers dressed in period-appropriate costumes and acting their part in each of the businesses. The exhibits feature gamblers, drinkers and dance hall girls at the Sporting Eagle Saloon, and costumed workers handing out treats at the meat market, the mercantile and the soda shop. Gourley Brothers Bakery will have for sale fresh baked goods, made by local members of the P.E.O. Interna-

Havre Beneath the Streets Ticket Office ~ 120 3rd Ave. Cost: $8 per person Tours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., every 30 minutes Call for info on handicap access For more information, call 265-8888

tional organization. Two other historical sites were included in the Living History event from the beginning. continued on page 25

Havre Daily News/file photo Fort Walsh National Historic Site heritage communicator Omar Murray, from left, of Fort Walsh, Canada, and Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club members Gina Williams and Ty Williams, both of Havre, gather for a photograph in their historic attire for the annual Living History event at Fort Assinniboine June, 2011. Murray is dressed in a northwest mounted police uniform, Gina Williams is wearing a prairie dress, and Ty Williams is dressed in a post-Civil War piece-milled Calvary blue coat uniform.

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Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump behind Holiday Village Mall 1753 U.S. Hwy 2 NW Cost: Adults $7; students $4 Tours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., every hour Handicap accessible throughout For more information, call 265-4000

Tours at the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump west of Havre — where ancient tribes of Native Americans living in the area stampeded herds of bison over a bluff to kill the animals and harvest the meat — begin at the new interpretive center at the top of the bluff behind Holiday Village Mall. Visitors then walk a now-groomed path down to the archaeological dig to view the bones and artifacts being uncovered at the site. "Of course, you can't really re-create the jump," Miller joked, "but they have (had) events that do live interaction with their guided tour," including a bone dig and opportunities to throw an atlatl, a spearthrowing device used 2,000 years ago when the buffalo jump was in use — before the bow and arrow were invented. The companion stop near the buffalo jump is the H. Earl Clack Museum which is located inside the mall. This year the Clack Museum will be holding a special tea-and-crumpet party honoring one of their most recent additions, a 4 ½-foot tall porcelain doll created by the late Havre doll maker Bernice Pyette and donated to the museum by Pyette's family. H. Earl Clack Museum next to Sears in Holiday Village Mall 1753 U.S. Hwy 2 NW Cost: Free Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Handicap accessible For more information, call 265-4000

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Havre Daily News/file photo Deb Hamilton slices meat in the Pioneer Meat Market in Havre Beneath the Streets during 2010 Living History day.

includes displays of artifacts and scenes from the area's prehistoric days to more recent history. Fort Assinniboine six miles southwest of Havre off U.S. Highway 87 Cost: $5 per person Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., tours last 45 minutes Not handicap accessible For more information, call 265-4000

Entering its third year of participation in the Living History event is Fort Assinniboine, the last and largest military cavalry base built in Montana. A tractor will pull visitors around the grounds in the Black Jack touring wagon, named after General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing who had an early field assignment as a first lieutenant at the fort. The tour for the Living History event is expanded beyond the fort's regular summer tours and will include areas on the north side of the fort. "We don't (normally) go to the north end, what we call the construction zone. That's the

north buildings that are constantly under construction," said Gary Wilson, president of the Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association, which has been spearheading measures to preserve and promote remaining structures at the fort since 1988. The former fort library will also be open, for the first time, for visitors to walk through, Wilson said. Characters being brought to life include a member of the cavalry unit and a Canadian Mounty who is normally based out of Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan. But two of the most popular features of the day range from the proper to the raucus. Loy Chvilicek comes up from Helena to portray E.S. Dodd, wife of the Rev. S.G. Dodd, the first chaplain of Fort Assinniboine. The portrayal of Dodd is based on a portion of her husband's diary which was found and donated to the fort, and Chvilicek's costume is authentic to the era and Dodd's station in life. But what is a fort without the noise of artillery? "Of course, the canon is the big star," Wilson said about the live exhibit by Havre's

Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club, which includes their period canon and other equipment and trappings."They try to time (the canon fire) as the bus is going in or out. It's pretty cool with all the noise and the smoke and everything." Included in the event this year is the North Central Montana Everything Antique Show which is being held at the Great Northern Fairgrounds for its sixth year, but for the first time as part of the Living History North Central Montana Everything Antique Show Great Northern Fairgrounds across U.S. Hwy 2 from Holiday Village Mall Cost: Free Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (also May 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) Handicap accessible http://www.ncmantiqueenthusiasts.com/

event. Charlie and Burnie Inman of Havre originally thought of holding a show for antique

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Stickney engines after they started hauling the Stickney engines Charlie has rebuilt to shows around the region. They and some interested friends formed a working group to make this happen, but the group soon realized that, with the space they had at the fairgrounds, they could open it up to many types of antiques shown or sold. Each year the group extends an open invitation to people across the region who are passionate about displaying their treasures of all kinds. The displays, which cover a wide variety of old, restored, newly fabricated replicas and for sale items, make a unique show each year depending on who brings what to the show. Visitors will see sights like antique stationary engines, farm implements, kitchenware, tools, equipment, furniture, household appliances, cars, trucks, toys, carts, wagons and more. Many of the items are restored and functional, and visitors get to speak with the owners and restorers. The Everything Antique Show runs Friday, May 31, through Sunday, April 2. People can watch the Rolling Relics parade at 1 p.m. and a threshing demonstration at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Also on Sunday will be a blacksmith demonstration at 11 a.m. To make Living History more accessible and userfriendly, especially for out-oftown visitors who don't know their way around the Havre area, North Central Montana Transit will again have a bus route making the loop to all the historical venues starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at Town Square, across from the Havre Beneath the Streets ticket office, 120 3rd Ave. Tourism Business Improvement District funds, handled by the Tourism Committee, pay for this event's advertising across the state and in Canada, that helps assure that all the money raised at each venue goes toward raising funds for improvements, expenses and operating costs. "If you take a tour at Havre Beneath the Streets, 100 percent goes right to Havre Beneath the Streets. Same with the fort," Miller said, adding

Havre Daily News/file photo Ten-year-old Gunnar Wickum of Havre, in the orange T-shirt, unveils the skull casting of Stygi, the newest member of the H. Earl Clack Museum's dinosaur exhibit, during the museum's grand opening June 2012 in the Holiday Village Mall.

that "there's no kickback to the tourism (committee) or anything. It's a way to help the attraction because that's what this is about."

Other Happenings Bullhook Bottoms Black Powder Club Memorial Day Weekend Shoot May 25-27 Held at Fort Assinniboine, six miles southwest of Havre off U.S. Hwy 87 Free to spectators http://www.bbbpc.org/

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Hands on History ~ Saturday, April 13 Held throughout Holiday Village Mall, 1753 U.S. Hwy 2 NW Features 35-40 fun children's activities to teach them how things used to work and get made before these modern times. Admittance is free, some activities cost a minimal amount to cover materials. Sponsored by H. Earl Clack Museum and Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump. For more information, call 265-4000 Atlatl Competition ~ Sept. 7-8 Held at Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump, 1753 U.S. Hwy 2 NW Families are welcome to learn how to use the atlatl and join the friendly competition Discount tours of the archaeological dig are available this weekend For more information, call 265-4000

Havre Daily News/file photo Atlatl instructor David Heydlauff, right, of Wild Horse, Alberta, Canada, shows Mallory Murray, 6, of Havre how to throw an atlatl during the the 9th Annual Atlatl Competition at the Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump in 2011.

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Disaster Preparedness No one can control where or when a natural disaster might occur. But good emergency planning can help reduce a disaster’s impact on your family’s health and safety. Use the information below to help create a disaster preparedness plan for your family.

By STATE FARM LEARNING CENTER 1. Stay Informed A key part of disaster preparedness is knowing where to find the best, most current information. For immediate needs, keep a battery-powered AM/FM radio or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio receiver in your home. When hazardous conditions occur, tune in for the latest information and instructions. It’s also a good idea to learn more about emergency programs in your community. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can direct you to national and state programs. Contact your local police or fire department to find out about programs in your immediate area. For longer-term planning, the Federal Alliance of Safe Homes (FLASH) is a good place to start. There you can learn about the most likely disaster risks in your state and ways to safeguard your home against them. 2. Make A Disaster Survival Kit During a disaster, your family should be prepared to survive for several days without access to food, water and other essentials. Create a family disaster survival kit and keep it in an easily accessible location in your home. Your kit should include the items below in amounts to last each family member for three days: • Drinking water in nonbreakable containers • Nonperishable food and related utensils, such as a can opener • First-aid kit, including necessary prescription medications • Portable radio and flashlight, including replacement batteries • Tool kit • Maps • Cell phone with charger • Extra clothing • Blankets or sleeping bags • Your insurance policy numbers • Pet supplies, if necessary. It’s also a good idea to create a complete inventory of your possessions and keep it in a bank safe deposit box or other safe place away from your home. 3. Create An Evacuation Plan Thinking ahead about how to evacuate your home and community safely can save valuable time during an emergency. For a home evacuation plan, determine the best escape routes from your dwelling and choose a meeting place nearby. Hold drills periodically and update the plan as family members’ needs and abilities change. To prepare for a community evacuation, designate an out-oftown point of contact for family members to call if they become separated. Then, record emergency contacts and other important information on wallet cards from Ready.gov. Community evacuations may be voluntary or involuntary, depending on the situation. When an evacuation order is given, leave immediately in accordance with official instructions. To prepare for a voluntary evacuation, plan routes ahead of time, taking into consideration traffic patterns and possible hazards, such as impassable bridges. When conditions become threatening, collect all family members in a single location and fill up your vehicle’s gas tank. Remember to keep your emergency kit close by, including maps, in case you need to leave quickly. 32 LIVING MAGAZINE APRIL 2013

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