Living Magazine - July 2014
This quarterly edition of Living is the official Lifestyle and Home Magazine to Havre and the Hi-Line.
InSIDE REALTORS Keller Williams ................... 3 Flynn Realty....................... 4 Ruff Real Estate LLC ......... 6 Koefod Agency ................11 Northern Land..................14 Property West ..................20 Havre Hi-Line Realty .......29 Havre Realty ....................32 Keller Williams .................33 FEATURES Behind the Fence .........8-10 John Ita ...................... 12-13 Eagle Riders .............. 16-19 Top 5 Outdoor Activities ................................... 21-26 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S OFFICE (406) 265-6795 â€˘ 1-800-993-2459 PUBLISHER Stacy Mantle firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR John Kelleher email@example.com COPY EDITOR Pam Burke PHOTOGRAPHER Pam Burke Stacy Mantle Melanie Gilman Taylor Faulkinberry DESIGN ADVERTISING SALES Jennifer Thompson Tanner Veis SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES Rhonda Petersen firstname.lastname@example.org For advertising information, contact Havre Daily News 119 Second Street P.O. Box 431 Havre, MT 59501 406-265-6795 July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 3 7310 County Rd 462 W $799,000 Luxurious home & a piece of the country! Located on +/- 53 acres in parklike setting, approx 3 miles West of Havre. 4 bdrm, 4 bath home w/gourmet kitchen, formal dining & all the pluses. Includes pond w/ fountain, 3 wells, feed crop/pasture & Beaver Creek flowing through it. 7133 US Hwy 87 W ~ $140,000 3 bdrm, 1 bath home located on +/-1.3 Acres West of Havre. Includes a 20x60 garage/shop. This property is an ''As Is'' purchase. (Home has had frozen pipes) Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 969 Dana Rd ~ Big Sandy $250,000 3233 Clear Creek Rd ~ $399,000 11135 River Rd Prestigious & updated 5 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath home on 60 Acres! Includes pool, garden area, barn, pasture, paved country road to home & double garage. Good well & sprinkler system. Awesome views of Milk River Basin, Bears Paws & Badlands along the Milk River. Country Living Close to Havre! 4 bedroom, 4 bath home on 7.31 Acres with small barn & triple garage. Call Janis Flynn @ 265-9400 39150 Hwy 2 E ~ $225,000 Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595 701 9th St W ~ $298,000 114 3rd Ave SE ~ Harlem, MT $85,000 A Little Bit of Country in Havre. 4 bdrm, 3 bath home located on approx. 1 Acre. Private, quiet, double garage & lots of parking. Nice yard, Great views! Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 1926 Heritage Dr. ~ $239,000 Very clean 4 bdrm, 2 bath home on Heritage Drive in Havre's South End near High School. Open floor plan, kitchen/ dining with lots of granite. Fenced back yard & double garage. 3 Spruce Drive ~ $179,000 4 bdrm, 2 Â˝ bath home. Open kitchen/ dining room, main floor laundry. Large fenced back yard, single attached garage. Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595 Call/Text John Carlson @ 390-1381 226 2nd St NW ~ Rudyard, MT $89,000 4 bdrm (includes 2 non-conforming bedrooms in basement), 1 bath home in Rudyard, MT. Nice open floor plan with nice updates. Large master suite with patio. New carpets throughout. Large family room with wood stove, triple heated & insulated garage/shop. Call Jeanie Cole @ 406-945-0931 6380 County Rd 800 NW $99,000 +/-1.26 Acre parcel with an updated 14x67, 3 bedroom Mobile Home. New well, septic & drain field. Awesome views! 801 7th St ~ $174,900 This wonderful property has a great garage and a 4 bd, 1-3/4 bath house and fenced yard. The house includes an eat-in kitchen, great family room and egress windows in basement, custom tile in basement bathroom and lots of storage in the laundry room. Garage can have in floor heat with the addition of a boiler. Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 114 5th St E ~ 4-Plex Chinook, MT ~ $140,000 1257 Wilson Ave ~ $134,500 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Nice, quiet location in Highland Park. Oversized single garage, lots of parking, large back yard. Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 406-265-7845 Call Paul Kuka @ 265-7845 WANTED Farm & Ranch Listings Call Jeanie Cole @ 945-0931 Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 406-265-7845 Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595 Larry Martinson @ 406-390-1509 Beautifully remodeled 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath home w/ good water & shop + outbldgs. Plus 6 lots. Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 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. 4 Acre Lot East of Torgerson Implement ~ $375,000 Ready to build on with utilities. Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 509 1st Street ~ Hingham, MT $49,900 Income Properties 1206 & 1208 2nd St ~ $124,900 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in Joplin, MT. Includes oversized heated double garage + carport. 1437 3rd St ~ $79,900 103 3rd St. W. ~ Inverness, MT $99,900 Call Paul Kuka @ 265-2060 111 Rehal Ave ~ Joplin, MT $44,000 Cute 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with attached single garage. Fenced back yard with dog run. Call Janis Flynn @ 265-7845 Corner Lot Brandon Estates ~ $42,000 Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 1236 Cleveland Ave ~ $150,900 Spacious 2 bdrm, 1 bath home. Large kitchen with open floor plan. Large lot, fenced back yard, large 24x 30 shop in good location in Harlem, MT. Four (1) bdrm units close to the downtown area and the High School. Some updating and some new appliances. Good income potential. 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. 2 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath home. 2 non-conforming bdrms in full basement, TV room & pantry/ storage. Beautiful private back yard w/ patio, shade trees, underground sprinklers & fencing. 2 carports & 3 storage sheds. Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 30 Acres!! 3 bdrm, 2 bath Ranchette. Double garage & outbuildings, fenced for horses. Located approx. 7 miles East of Havre on Hwy 2. Needs some TLC. Call Janis Flynn @ 265-7845 Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @265-7845 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 level older style home, oversized 3 stall garage, nice quonset plus shop. All on +/- 20 acres, 7 miles South of Big Sandy, MT, just off pavement. Nice trees, great view & awesome neighbors. Call Nick Pyrak @ 390-2867 411 1st Ave E ~ Joplin, MT $67,500 Large 2, possible 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath home on 2 lots. Gas fireplace, main level pantry, premier tub, partially covered patio, metal roof & oversized double garage. Call Derek Fraser @ 262-4603 All utilities to corner of lot. Nice duplex. Great fenced back yard, double garage & washer/dryer hookups. Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 265-7845 commercial listings 160 6th Ave W ~ $325,000 3600 sq. ft. building on 98 x 153 lot with drive through access available. Includes additional new heated garage/shop. Prime business location! Call Nick Pyrak @ 390-2867 Bullhook Bottoms Casino + Liquor Store ~ $650,000 A large Commercial property that includes a Casino & Liquor License on 1st Street/ Hwy 2 frontage in Havre, MT Call Ken Nelson at 406-439-0595 or Larry Martinson @ 390-1509 39575 US Hwy 2 ~ $299,000 1263 grant Avenue ~ $375,000 This wonderfull home has had a total remodel with newer kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms on the main floor and 4 bathrooms. There 2 non-conforming bedrooms down and 2 bathrooms down. Modern split entry front door of apartment. Living room, kitchen, bathroom on daylight downstairs and 2 bedrooms, full bathroom upstairs. Back entrance to daylight downstairs with seperate storage area. 725 11th Street ~ $125,000 1107 Boulevard Avenue ~ $125,000 This will make a great starter home at this price or a great investment property. This home has 3 bedrooms on the main floor with many updates including full basemant, double lots and double garage. 294 South Dell Drive 3+ Acres on Hwy 2 & Airport Road $99,000 This wonderful home has a brand new gourmet kitchen, brand new bathroom, new flooring. A must see , 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Recreation room, 1 non-conforming bedroom, double garage, underground srinklers and RO system. Bad Lands Car Wash ~ 413 2nd Street $150,000 Over 10,000+- Square Foot heated building with updated remodel & addition. City water and sewer to this building and several large overhead doors. The access is great and a finished railroad spur line to this property may be available. 1625 31st Avenue nE ~ $250,000 Downtown car wash, building & car wash on 2 downtown city lots. This is a nice little cash cow. 3+ Acres on Hwy 2 & Airport Road $99,000 36+ Acres in town on Water Tank Road $69,700 3.1 Acres m/l commercial zoned! Highway 2 frontage and This acreage is 36.7+- acres in the city. Very Airport Road access. Just down the street from Wall Mart and seldom do you find acreage inside the city limits at Kmart. With seller finance possible, Realtor owned a price to good to pass up. 1 +/- Acres Building Lot $35,000 Building Lot in glo-Ed $41,000 West of Havre on Paved Road by Old Cemetary. Lot 2 Block 1. 1223 Cleveland ~ $124,500 A great investment for the handyman that is ready for a spring project. Contact Edward Ruff. 521 2nd Avenue ~ $97,500 This home has had all new updates. There is a detached garage, 2 bedrooms, formal dining room, new windows, new flooring and all the appliances stay. 891 15th Street West ~ $135,000 This beautiful air conditioned home is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, new paint & carpet, double garage, beautiful yard, garden area, plenty of off street parking for RVâ€™s and boy toys. Appliances included. 3.1 Acres m/l commercial zoned! Highway 2 frontage and Airport Road access. Just down the street from Wall Mart and Kmart. With seller finance possible, Realtor owned 829 6th Street north ~ $115,000 This property is the past site of the Havre Concrete Block sales and brick yard. Consisting of 6 +- Acres, office, two large truck bays with nice overhead doors and tons of inside storage. 1+ Acre on 2nd Street West $18,500 This is a great lot at a great price. Acreage of 1.3+- acres on West 2nd Street almost right down town. great Falls, MT 2.7 +/- Acre Building Lot $79,900 with a great view of the River. Plat #3997, Lot 3 Heaven View. Ruff Real Estate has sold several of their homes and are in need of more homes to sell. If you are thinking of selling and you want your home sold in a timely manner with no hassles contact Ruff Real Estate LLC. BY PAM BURKE Robert Frost wrote, famously, “Good fences make good neighbors,” but they also make good personal space and good neighborhoods as well. While at their most fundamental level fences define property lines and keep in that which should stay in and out what needs to stay away, they can also add privacy, beauty and value to a residential property. In the rural state of Montana, by far the most common type of fence is barbed wire out in pastures and along roadways, but for residential space the better materials options are wood, vinyl, chain link and ornamental steel. Retailers and contractors might disagree on which product is cheapest or longest lasting, but Eric Wutke, owner of Great Falls Fence, said that ultimately, the customer decides what’s best based on their individual situation. Basically, “it has to do with the bud8 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 PHOTOS BY ERIC SEIDLE get, how it’s going to look aesthetically and what the function of it is going to be,” he said, “and based on that then you determine what it is they need.” Wood vs. Vinyl Rod Wagner, owner of Harlem Lumber, says he sells materials for more wood fences than vinyl. He can order the vinyl fencing, but he said he’s found, for his customers, the initial cost is mostly costprohibitive. “First off, vinyl looks the nicest, but it’s the most expensive,” he said, adding that there is a payoff for the vinyl in repair expenses, but “it’s quite a ways down the road. The initial investment is kind of staggering.” “A 6-, 8-foot section (runs) you around $200 – the wood’s going to run you under $100 in the same section, including paint or stain,” he said. But he’s realistic about the drawback of wood and chain link. “The other ones, the wood is not as expensive, but there’s a great deal of labor involved in digging the holes. Chain link is probably a little more (expensive) than wood fencing, but it kind of has probably an industrial look that some people may not want.” Though he said he does sell some chain link fencing, he sells more wood fencing, especially dog-eared cedar planks. There’s more options with wood fencing than just planks, he added. “I would say the easiest one is probably the split cedar rail. It comes with three pieces – a post and two rails. You dig a hold, put the post in the ground, stick the rails in it and dig the next post hole.” The posts are installed one after the other because the tapered ends of the rails need to be slipped into predrilled holes in the post before the post is set. Lianna Heimbigner, co-owner of Big Sandy Supply, said that fencing material choice can only be based on the customer’s preferences and budget, but points out that the initial cost of the fence has to be compared to the cost over the long-run, too. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S “Vinyl is more expensive, but you don’t have the maintenance costs (down the line),” she said. It can be ordered in a wide variety of colors, heights and styles and “once you put it up – I can’t say it’s 100 percent maintenance-free because there’s always maintenance – but there’s a lot less. “If you built a wood fence, you’d have to sand it and restain it every year or two or three. You can maybe get three years out of it,” she added. “So you have that additional cost every couple of years to strip it, brighten it up and restain it.” Heimbigner also said, from her experience with the chain link fence that came already installed on her property, chain link is close to maintenance-free only if it’s installed correctly with the posts level and aligned in the row. She also recommends that a cement footer be installed under the entire fence to save on wear and tear of weedeaters. The tires on one side of the lawnmower can be put up the footer to make edging the lawn easier while mowing. The Argument for Chain Link Scott Chagnon, assistant manager at Pacific Steel and Recycling in Havre, said that the store sells a three-rail, treated post-and-rail fence with doweled rails that have tapered ends that slip into the predrilled holes on the posts. Like the split-cedar rail fencing, it has to be installed one post at a time. This makes a good barrier fence, Chagnon said, for keeping livestock in or out, but for an all purpose fence, the chain link is a better choice. The materials are durable, repairable and secure, and they come in a wide variety of wire gauges, post sizes, heights and colors as H AV R E D A I LY N E W S well as accessories, like post caps and vinyl slats that insert into the links to create a privacy fence. He recommends using a mid-weight wire gauge for residential use and setting aside a little extra time for ordering gates which, with few exceptions, have to be custom built. “I wouldn’t put 121/2 gauge on a residential fence, personally. Probably 11 gauge. 11 gauge is good quality,” he said. “As long as you get matching top rail and posts with that it’s a good quality residential fence. It’s going to take basically most standard abuse.” He also said another metal fence offers a less-expensive option and a more country look. Depending on the number of corners, gates and end rails, a 4-foot, 11 gauge fence will cost about $5 per lineal foot, but a product called stablemesh, a woven or twisted wire fence, with wooden posts will cost about half or a third less. Beyond Common the Dressing up fences, whether shaping the edges to a wood board fence, having custom caps made for a chain link or any metal post fence, or ordering premanufactured touches to a vinyl fence can get expensive, ornamental steel fences can add a different look to a yard, and still come prefabricated to save money. Though Wutke of Great Falls Fence warned that customers have to be quite “well-heeled” to afford custom-made ornamental steel fences, the prefabricated sections are reasonably priced and can be ordered in 4-, 5- and 6-foot heights, with a variety of ornamentation and in a variety of colors to suit individual tastes. continued on page 10 July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 9 continued from page 9 Another fence product that goes beyond the common is the automatic gate, and Wutke, with his experience constructing fence for every kind of project from smaller residential to high-end residential and commercial, warned that buyers get what they pay for with these gates. Many people are working on their fencing projects themselves, and with a tight budget, and they get talked into believing the $500 automatic gates are going to work, but they don’t, he said. “There’s people out there that think (automatic gates) are the same cost as a garage door opener, or they might go to a ranch/home store and see a swing gate operator on a shelf for $500, but ... they don’t work that well.” He said the gates made with quality construction and important safety components like sensors that stop the gates from closing on cars and people, along with keypads and telephone entry systems for security, will cost money. Another feature he recommends keeps the automatic gates functioning year-round. “You usually apply some heat to the gear box,” which is the mechanism that makes the gate automated, he said, “kind of like an engine block heater on the car. There’s a thermostat on it and if it’s cold the heater kicks on and it keeps the electric motor warm. “It’s an option that you add – if you’re fencing in Havre it’s mandatory,” he said. Automatic gates, he said, can cost from the lower $5,000-range to $24,000. The good news is that most residential needs will be at the low- The 3 Big Tips on Hiring a Contractor Most people will think of common sense aspects of hiring a contractor like getting references and making sure they call ahead to have underground utilities marked. But Eric Wutke offered advice on what he felt were the three major points to ask about when hiring any contractor, points that people might not think of. 1 — Make sure the contractor has liability insurance and Workers’ Compensation insurance or you will most likely be financially responsible for repairing or rectifying any mistakes and for covering health care costs for injuries. 2 — Get a lien waiver for materials from the contractor. Even if you prepay a contractor for materials, a contractor might acquire the materials on credit. If that materials bill is not paid, the supplier can legally require the home owner to pay the outstanding bill. The lien waiver releases the home owner from that liability and puts it on the contractor who has accepted the prepayment. 3 — Find your property pin locations. The pins, which are labeled metal rods set low in the ground, are the markers for your property line. If you can’t find them, you might be able to triangulate the points from a plot map which you can get from the county courthouse. You may have to hire a surveyor to mark the pins. If they are not found beforehand, a contractor has the right to have you sign a release of liability so he is not responsible if the fence has to be moved because it’s not on your property line. er end of the scale. General tips for installing and maintaining any fence include: • Find your corners first, • Make your fence straight and with even height using string lines, • Know what materials you are buying. With no perfect fencing materials, buyers need to understand the pros and cons of each type of fencing and how they will meet their needs, • And call 811, the Call Before You Dig switchboard, to have all utilities marked before starting a project. 223 3rd Ave. â€˘ Havre, MT 59501 Tom Healy 406-390-6767 email@example.com Becky Ross 406-390-2599 firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Healy 406-390-1966 email@example.com residential & COMMeRCIAL listings Mike Winchell 406-390-7679 firstname.lastname@example.org Land listings Beautiful Ranchette Building Site CLOSE TO TOWN ~ 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. 1170 14th Ave. ~ $289,000 726 6th Ave. ~ $350,000 Jacuzzi tub, tile, hardwood, new windows, new mechanicals, 4 stalls of indoor parking, and heated floors. Please call Becky Ross 390-2599. Custom built tri-level home! This one owner home has 4 bdrms, 2 baths overall. Large master bedroom with walk in closet. Open concept living, dining and kitchen with walk out deck. Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view. 535 2nd Ave. ~ $259,900 Call Jeff Healy, Realtor, 390-1966 PRICE REDUCED. 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home. Full basement and second level with sunroom. Private suite for a rental or family member Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view. 2255 9th Ave. SE ~ $227,000 Age 55+ development with one level living! Open concept kitchen - living room with gas fireplace, 2 big bedrooms and 2 full baths. Laundry room in one bathroom. Located in Rolling Hills Sub. Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view. West side of Saddle Butte Rd. Close to the comforts of town with the serenity and quiet nature of country living. Undeveloped 40 acres to be surveyed off by seller, utilities already nearby. 720 12th Street ~ $159,000 1488 Wash. Ave. ~ $245,000 PRICE JUST REDUCED! On this 2 story home with 3 bedrooms overall. Lots of updates to the interior, including paint, appliances, carpeting, bathroom, furnace, steel siding and roofing and more. Detached double garage and large shop 31'x54' with new breaker box. Fully fenced yard on corner lot! Pellet stove in living room. Wood stove in shop. Seller has reduced taxes. Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view. 40 Acres West side of Saddle Butte 1011 Cleveland Ave ~ $129,000 NEW LISTING! Great home located in Highland Park area. Large Lot with room to add a shop or garage! Updated and in nice condition. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath up and 2 more bedrooms and bath with shower in basement. Nice open kitchen, too! Call Mike Winchell 390-7679 to view. LOTS OF NEW UPDATES including flooring, paint, furnaces and bathrooms! Live on the main floor and let the basement apartment and back house make you money! Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view. CALL US TODAY TO HELP YOU SELL OR BUY! Call Becky Ross 390-2599 for more details. 40 Acres East of Saddle Butte Building site with views for a ranchette style property with plenty of elbow room. Endless possibilities with this much space close to town. Please call Becky Ross 390-2599. 234 4th Ave. ~ $79,900 COMMERCIAL BUILDING in a super location with lots of foot traffic. Be an owner! Call Becky Ross 390-2599 to view. 1235 Boulevard Ave ~ $155,000 Perfectly cared for 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on large lot close to school and hospital. Double car garage and fenced yard with large garden spot and tool shed. Call Mike Winchell 390-7679 to view. 1830 1st Street ~ $114,900 Very clean freshly updated 2 bed, 1 bath with finished, non-conforming basement. New furnace, steel siding and steel roof. Wood burning stove make this home super-efficient Call Mike Winchell 390-7679 to view. Milk River Refuge Ranch OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS TO BE MOVED ~ $65,000 PRICE REDUCED. Beautiful 26'x60' double wide mobile home that will need to be moved. New metal roof and maintenance-free vinyl siding. 4 bdrms and 2 baths. Built in 1995. Call Jeff Healy 390-1966 to view. 125 2nd Ave. NW 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. Elite Tan & Styling Salon ~ $65,000 Currently located in Holiday Village Mall/Havre. Good business in good location. All inventory and equipment included. Call Jeff Healy, Listing Realtor at 390-1966 for more details. Prestine Riverfront property with up to 850 acres and nearly 1.5 miles of milk river frontage. With over 1 mile of additional creek bottom and irrigation ditches this property provides the most perfect possible habitat for growing the renowned milk river whitetail and pheasants galore! Priced far below similar properties around the nation this property has all the tools to be a premier hunting location with steady crop income. Call Mike Winchell for info and pricing. 390-7679 in the community BY JOHN KELLEHER PHOTOS BY ERIC SEIDLE It was May 1980, young John Ita, from southeast Iowa, had recently graduated from college and understood that Mount St. Helens was going to erupt. So he got in his car and headed west. This was a once-in-alifetime opportunity to see the blast. But he got as far as Havre and heard on the radio that Mount St. Helens had already erupted. What to do? He stopped at a SuperAmerica convenience store — now Holiday and read on the bulletin board that an area farmer wanted a farmhand. He applied, got the job and the rest is history. Ita has been here ever since, except for a four-year stay in Los Angeles. He met his wife here, got a job teaching history at Havre High School and has never looked back. In the last 34 years, he has become the face of volunteerism in the community, being active in his church and organizations such as the Hill County Search and Rescue team. But in recent years, he has been the adviser for the Havre High Key Club, one of the youngest and most vibrant of the service clubs in town. On the average about 35 kids are involved in the program, he said. The goal, he said, is to get kids into the spirit of volunteering at their home, at school and in the community. Kids can volunteer at home by helping parents out in their work, he said and there are many things that can be done at school. But the Key Club emphasis has been in the community. The club members’ willingness to work for community groups is 12 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 getting around and people often call to see if the students can help in community projects. Groups ranging from the food bank to Relay for Life and the American Red Cross seek out Key Club volunteers, he said. Everyday folks are calling him asking if the members can help out a neighbor in need. This year, somebody called asking if the students could help a couple moving to Havre get settled in. He went into the hallway, found some boys and convinced them to volunteer. He’s worked with students and come up with new ideas and taken part in programs that Key Club undertakes at schools around the country. Key Club operates as an offshoot of Kiwanis, a service club for adults. Nationwide, Key Clubs are involved in programs such as Trick or Treat for UNICEF or Relay for Life. Local Key Club .activities include a suicide prevention program. Students collect pop can tabs, sell them and give the profits to Ronald McDonald House. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S But the most noteworthy event of the last year was when Key Club members organized a community effort to raise funds for two Havre families who have ill children. Other teachers in the district told Ita of the children, and he offered to see what the Key Clubbers could do. He suggested to the members that the faith community be contacted for support. “The next thing I knew, they were calling the churches,” he said. The churches set up spaghetti dinners and other feeds over one weekend. A free-will offering was collected at each dinner. Ita spent the weekend, going from one spaghetti dinner to another. Brian Barrows, pastor of Abundant Life Ministries, recalls being impressed with Ita and his work. He marveled at Ita’s “concern for the community and his devotion to his lord.” “He’s a great man,” Barrows said. Communitywide, $15,000 was raised for the two families, he said. Students and families gathered at Havre High School for the check-passing celebrations. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S Ita said it was an event he will never forget. “A lot of tears were shed,” he said. “Everybody in the room was crying.” While most Key Club projects are not that emotional, they all offer students the opportunity to make a difference. Students get a kick out of the annual March of Dimes fundraisers when kids accept spare change from people and line the coins around the Havre High track. The money goes to the fight against birth defects. Club member’s activities don’t go unnoticed in the community they serve. This year, the club was honored with the Community Spirit Award given out annually by the United Way of Hill County. The award was presented at an assembly in the school auditorium. Many of the people in Key Club are the busiest folks at Havre High, he said. They find time for drama, sports, other activities and still have time to volunteer in the community. But there is a special place in the club for those who are not involved in other activities. Some students find their niche in volunteering, though they may not excel in sports or music. Ita’s activities are not limited to Key Club. He also participates in the Hill County Search and Rescue program. Volunteers working under the sheriff’s department are on call to help find lost people or people who may have fallen into bodies of water, such as Fresno Reservoir. That work is especially rewarding, he said. He is also active in his Community Alliance Church and is on the board of directors of the Christian radio station based in Havre. Key Club students find their work rewarding and fun, he said. He enjoys seeing grow through their volunteer work, and he enjoys seeing the community benefit but the longrange benefits are the best — the fact that many students are getting into the habit of volunteering, a trait that he hopes will last for the rest of their lives. As somebody who deals with the younger generation daily, he said he doesn't see a major chasm between this generation and previous ones. “They are not any better or any worse, just different,” he said. Technology has changed the way people grow up, he said. Kids in previous generations used to go outside and play as youngsters, he said. “We’d play kick the can or run around,” he said. “Today they text.” That makes a difference in the way they develop, and in some ways changes their attitudes. Above: John Ita speaks to Key Club during election of officers. Bottom: John Ita perform regularly in the puppet shows at Community Alliance Church. July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 13 JIM ANDERSON...........799-2253 TONI BRANDT.............945-1675 DIANE GETTEN............945-0954 RUSS GETTEN..............262-3007 CINDY SCHUBERT........265-0949 ROBIN TONER.............945-2323 437 FIRST STREET (Corner of 5th Ave & 1st St) • HAVRE, MT 59501 • PH. 265-2253 • FAX. 265-2255 email@example.com • www.havremontanarealestate.com LAND LISTINGS 730 2nd Street Opportunity to build equity in this remodeler’s project home! Contact Jim for more info. 8.5 Acres North of Havre Frontage on Highway 232 & River Road, older shop building & garage, lots of possibilities! Contact Jim Anderson for more info. Ready to be Moved New modular home, features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and partial rock exterior. Home is currently on construction site. 2 Acre Lot Prime Highway 2 West and 2nd Street location, lot can be accessed from either street. Contact Diane for more details. 836 Indiana Street ~ Chinook 4 bed, 3 bath home, wood floors on main level, large open kitchen/dining/living area, off-street parking and underground sprinklers. 1960 1st Street NE Beautiful brick home on a spacious lot with 2 adjacent lots available located on the edge of town. Four bedrooms, recently updated throughout, new kitchen, day light basement with full kitchen. Oversized double garage and underground sprinklers complete this property. Call Diane to see all of the possibilities this property offers. 425 Montana Avenue Experience quiet living downtown! Very unique property features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, open concept living space, modern kitchen with nice natural lighting, gas fireplace, woodstove, and awesome bay window views! Enjoy quiet solitude on the wrap around deck, or create your own private park on the oversized lot. ! NDING SALE PE 4450 70th Avenue W 3 bed, 2 bath, 2005 mobile home, garage/shop, located on 1+ acre just West of town. Contact Jim for more info. Harlem Hay Ranch Historically productive farm East of Harlem, consisting of 320 acres m/l, approx 300 acres irrigated cropland, with updated home with shop and support buildings additional acreage available! Country Property for Sale 5 acres m/l adjacent to Beaver Creek, features modular home site with RV hook-up, sprinkler system, 10x20 well house, complete water/sewer & electrical systems and partially fenced horse pasture with barn. Contact Jim for more info. 269 Acres East of Dodson Over 210 acres irrigated cropland, some gated pipe. Approximately 3/8 mile Milk River with native cottonwoods. Frontage US Hwy access. COMMERCIAL LISTINGS Commercial Building Large renovated metal building, formerly known as the Plainsman Sports Bar and Steakhouse, approximately 4,392 sq ft under roof, 3.47 acres on busy US Highway 2, great parking on large lot, updated private sanitation system, private water supply, potential to convert to warehouse, residential housing, apartment complex, etc. Commercial Lots Commercial lots located in Havre with US HW 2 and 15th Avenue access. Possible owner financing! 1115 Savoy Road~Harlem 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath, nice home, detached double car garage, shop, located on a beautiful 20 acres of land along Thirty Mile Creek, lots of wildlife! 830 24th Avenue NE Turn-key car & truck wash/oil change business, includes large service garage, automatic and self-service wash bays, lots of equipment and inventory included! Contact Robin for more info. 124 1st Street Large warehouse building, great for indoor storage! Good 1st Street/Hi-way 2 location. Contact Jim for more info. 830 Missouri Street ~ Chinook 4 bed, 2 bath, large double-wide, nice home! Contact Jim Anderson for more info. 120 1st Street NW ~ Rudyard Spacious home with 3+ bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, nice full basement, 1 attached garage and 1 detached garage, located on a nice large lot. 48920 Eagle Rock RD Lovely brick home with just under 5,000 sq ft of living, located on +/- 44.3 acres in Eagle Rock Estates with great views! Updates to home include new metal roof, new windows & new carpet on the main floor. Property includes nice sized shop, barn, corrals & is also fenced to take care of your livestock needs. Ride your horse from the barn to Beaver Creek Park! Northern Tire, LLC Building 908 Pennsylvania Street~Chinook 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath, newer kitchen cabinets, windows, siding & roof. Contact Jim for more info! 114 1st Street ~ For Sale or Lease Commercial building in a great location along busy 1st Street/Highway 2, good off-street parking, potential for office space or retail. Prime commercial building formerly used for Eddy’s Bakery, approximately 8,570 sq ft of multi-purpose retail/commercial space, multiple overhead access doors for numerous uses, excellent on-site and off-street parking, available for lease! We currently have several business opportunities available in Havre! Give one of our Realtors a call anytime to set up a showing! Motorcycle group drives increase in membership and charitable fundraising BY PAM BURKE PHOTOS BY ERIC SEIDLE With membership at the Havre Eagles Club slowly declining in numbers and increasing in age, two years ago club member Brian Carpenter came up with an idea to reverse those statistics and, while he was at it, raise nearly $40,000 for charitable contributions — so far. Brian looked at the national constitution for the Federal Order of Eagles, of which the local Eagles Aerie No. 166, is a member, and saw that the club could add another group for its membership beside the men’s Aerie and the women’s Auxiliary that had been a part of the club since it started: a motorcycle group called the Eagle Riders. “I was looking to raise membership 16 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 in the club, basically add younger membership to the club,” said Brian, “and in the national constitution for the Eagles Club I noticed they had provisions for starting a motorcycle club called the Eagle Riders, so I researched it and I got a few of the other members that were interested, and we brought it before the board and started the Eagle Riders.” The FOE mission statement for the Eagle Riders is: “To have fun in a family oriented organization dedicated to the enjoyment of motorcycles and safe riding, while promoting the Fraternal Order of Eagles.” The relatively new group has 22 active members, said Brian, with more people contacting him on a regular basis expressing interest in joining. Havre Aerie President Dan Wiese said he thinks the club membership, which now sits at about 500, has increased by close to 25 percent because of Eagle Riders membership and their activities. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S As one example, Dan said that Brian initiated Wednesday-night karaoke and that seemingly simple addition to activities has boosted customer numbers and membership in an important demographic. “It’s bringing a lot more younger people in,” Dan said. Anyone who meets eligibility for Eagles Club membership is eligible to be a Rider member, said Brian. The group does not discriminate against race, gender, religion, creed, color, nationality, or even the type of motorcyH AV R E D A I LY N E W S cle a person rides. “You don’t even have to have a bike, to be honest with you,” he said. “We have some members that don’t have bikes.” The only eligibility requirement is that a prospective Rider has to be a member in good standing of the Eagles Club, either the Aerie or the Auxiliary. “I’ve had members contact me solely to become an Eagle Rider but ... they have to be an Eagles member first,” he said. “So they join the Eagles Club, and then they have to wait a month and volunteer in one of the Eagles’ functions and then they can apply to be an Eagle Rider.” May 25, the Eagle Riders had one of their main events that they plan to hold annually into the foreseeable future, the Spring Opener Poker Run. For a reasonable fee motorcyclists and motorists went on a driving tour from Havre south to Fort Benton, loopcontinued on page 18 July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 17 continued from page 17 ing back north to Chester and east back to Havre. At each of five designated stops participants picked up a chip that represented a card in card deck to make a poker hand, like for five-card draw. Once everyone returned to the Havre Eagles Club prizes were awarded for the two best poker hands and for the worst hand. And, though, this event is distinctly oriented to motorcyclists and a motorcycling activity, the motorcycle is not the focus of the event or any of the other Eagle Riders’ activities, Brian said. “We say it’s a family-oriented group focused on raising money and having fun while riding motorcycles,” he said, and this goes back to the FOE motto of “People Helping People.” As a fundraiser, the poker run had many activities open to the public, to draw in more participants. The day also included a dinner, a silent auction, a street dance, raffles and vendor booths to increase the avenues for raising money. The end result was $3,200 raised and donated to the Montana Wounded Warrior Project which works to provide all-expenses-paid hunting trips to up to six wounded Montana veterans each year. The amount raised was up from the previous year’s inaugural event that raised about $2,000. Though the money for a major event like the poker run is generally donated to state or national organizations by decision of the Eagle Riders members, Brian said, that doesn’t mean local charitable efforts are shortchanged. In December, the group joined efforts with the Havre High School Key Club and the Havre Ministerial Association in a week which offered choices of various dinners offered to community members and together they raised nearly $15,000. The money was donated to two Havre families with children in need of medical testing and treatment. The chili cookoff the Riders organized for the event will be one of their four major fundraising events each year. The chili cook-off will be in December. The other two major fundraisers are the summer raffle for three high-dollar items, that will be awarded during Havre Festival Days in September, and a second, somewhat smaller poker run in July. While the Riders host a number of smaller fundraisers throughout the year — booze basket raffles for most holidays, dinners on the fifth Thursday of the four months per year that have such a day, Sunday Soup-N-Bread lunches with all-you-can-eat for $4. Brian said all but about 10 percent of the proceeds from each fundraiser, like the booze basket raffles which bring in $100 to $200 each time, goes to local charities, such as the Havre Food Bank or a person or family in need. “We have a meeting every month, and we’ll sit down and say ‘hey we’ve got this basket coming up’ or ‘we’ve got that dinner coming up, let’s come up with some ideas and vote on a charity,’” he said. “We have people approach us throughout the year asking for donations either through the Eagles Club or direct through us the Eagle Riders, and we’ll sit down and we’ll discuss it and we’ll vote as a club on where we’re going to donate our money.” One of the unique foc u s e s of the Eagle 18 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S Riders is that the group constantly looks for ways to work in conjunction with other organizations to build a sort of synergy of helping at the events. Like the chili cook-off, which was the brain child of the Key Club and coordinated with the Ministerial Association members, the Rider's 2013 spring poker run was organized with the Havre Jaycees. In the 2014 poker run, the Jaycees had a membership-drive booth and the following morning the Havre Youth Baseball Association was invited to make and sell breakfast to participants and the community, each group benefiting from what the others could bring to attract crowds to the event. “We’re definitely open to someone approaching us and asking us to help put on a fundraiser,” Brian said, adding that it was “pretty amazing” to see the community come together like they did to raise the $15,000 in less than a week. Dan said that the increased membership and vitality from the Eagle Riders helps the club itself, too. “They’re doing a lot with helping me to keep the club in shape and get back into a better club. There’s things that needed to get done and they’re helping with fundraisers and stuff like that so we can get stuff repaired and cleaned up.” Part of the 10 percent that the Riders keep from most fundraisers goes toward helping with Eagles Club maintenance, as well as work at the Eagles Campground, which are obligations for the Aerie and Auxiliary members, too, Brian said. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S “We pay for all our maintenance, repairs and out at Beaver Creek Park, also,” Dan said. “We have a campground out there — everybody kicks in and helps clean up out there, repair things that need fixed. This year they moved swing sets and the teetertotter, and it was mixture of all three — the Riders, the Aerie and the ladies’ Auxiliary — helped do that this year.” As the first and still the only Eagle Riders group in Montana, the members work at helping in-house also extends across the state to encourage other Eagles Clubs to start a motorcycle group, but by far most of their efforts are spent on the many works they do in Havre. And they have big plans for at least one of their events. “Eventually, this Spring Opener (Poker Run) we’d like to get it to where it’s probably big enough where we’ll have to try and do it at the fairgrounds,” Brian said. “We’re going to try and combine motorcycles and hot rods, like a motorcycle and hot rod show and shine,” he added. “We’d like to bring in (bigger) bands — not that there’s anything wrong with local bands, but if we bring in maybe a country music act, we can draw a bigger and better crowd, too. And then, of course, with that is bigger and better sponsors, too.” And this will help more people and organizations, he said. Dan summed up the affect that Brian and the Eagle Riders have had on the Eagles Club and the community in general with one simple statement: “It’s helped out in a positive way.” July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 19 18 Alkali Springs ~ $60,000 Enjoy the outdoors in this nice cabin. Located in the beautiful Bear Paw Mountains. Private well! This cabin is well taken care of. Hurry before it’s gone. 4320 70th Avenue West ~$60,000 Home is sold in as/is condition. This is a definite fixer upper! Needs electrical update, new roof, new septic system, extension on well pipe, windows and rain gutters. It is heated by gas wall unit. Pipes for laundry facility have been disconnected. 129 & 131 10th Avenue ~ $74,000 Multi-Family property priced to sell! Use as investment property or live in one and rent out the other. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with large family room and plenty of storage space, and another 1 bedroom, 1 bath home beside it on the same lot. Newer carpet and paint throughout both homes. 220 1st Street W - Gildford ~ $99,900 A great place to call home. Four bedroom, 3 bath home. Huge garage/shop. Fenced backyard with many fruit bearing trees. 935 6th Avenue ~ $138,000 Nice clean home on a corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and utility room on main floor. 1 non-conforming bedroom down. Updated kitchen and windows. Single car garage with attached carport. Close to a school and baseball park. Great place to raise a family! 1025 20th Street ~ $215,000 Gorgeous private backyard with patio and deck to enjoy a summer BBQ with friends and family! Includes a garden, raspberry bushes and plum trees with underground sprinklers. Beautiful split level home with 3 bedrooms and 1 ¾ baths with heated tile floor. Great neighborhood close to parks and high school. Very well maintained! 3404 Old Post Road ~ $300,000 Want to have a couple of horses? Want lots of garage space to store or do your thing in? This home sits on almost 10 acres, 3+ insulated garage. This property is for a large active family. 5 bed, 3.5 bath within 5 minutes of town. Sellers offering $3,000 toward linoleum replacement. Family has relocated and want to sell quickly! 76 19th Street ~ $435,000 Gorgeous custom home! Carpet and tile flooring, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, double sided fireplace. Large bedrooms and baths are just some of the custom amenities. There is a beautiful lawn with underground sprinklers. You will love to entertain in this house! 1530 4th Street ~ $112,000 This home is move in ready in a quiet location. 2 large bedrooms on 2nd level, 1 full bath, 2 half baths and large loft area on 3rd level with possible 2 smaller bedrooms. Oversized single garage with additional parking in the back. Very well maintained! 426 1st Avenue ~ $147,000 Cute 2 bedroom 2 bath home close to downtown. Updated plumbing, electrical, flooring and paint. Private backyard with many fruit trees and lots of raspberries, heated 2 car garage, and a storage shed. Enjoy the summer nights with friends and family sitting by the outdoor fireplace. 1616 Juniper Drive ~ $223,000 Nice 4 bedroom 2 bath home located on the South end. This home has large rooms, new carpet a fenced yard with a pergola covered patio, underground sprinklers, and shed. New furnace was installed recently with a large double garage. 1610 10th Street West ~ $335,000 Beautiful home with a large fenced in yard on a corner lot. 3 bedrooms up & 1 down. Beautiful kitchen with granite countertops. Tile and hardwood flooring throughout upstairs. Newly remodeled basement with a large family room with wood burning fireplace, surround system, wet bar and separate hot tub room. Heated tile in basement family room and bathroom. 410 11th Avenue ~ $130,000 Great starter home near a park. Great living space with a master bedroom, laundry and family room all on the main floor! Plus the usual kitchen, living room, main bath and 2nd bedroom. Cute finished attic space for a kids play room, office or extra bedroom. 1054 Wilson Avenue ~ $165,000 Here’s a nice family home perfect for a starter home. Fenced backyard, deck, garage, new flooring in basement and several improvements have made this home cozy just for you. 616 7th Avenue ~ $230,000 2 houses with a 3-plex in the large house and a small 1 bedroom house that stands alone. 6125 Country Road 838 NW ~ $475,000 Approx. 80 acres with over 4700 sq ft of living space. Private, country home for large family and lots of toys or pets. 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom. Great room with fireplace. Main floor utility and attached triple garage. Also combination shop/ barn. Private well Great Views of Milk River & Valley. Huge homemade play structure. It’s a steal at $475,000! 511 6th Avenue ~ $98,000 4 bedroom 2 bath home. Seller motivated! 150 75th Avenue West ~ $135,000 Great home located just 5 miles West of town, on almost one acre. Private well. Two outbuildings, 2 car garage, surrounded by mature hedge and trees. Currently having new windows, siding, and roof replaced on house! New furnace, plumbing, and most of the electric has been upgraded. Priced to sell fast! 817 6th Street ~ $168,000 Don’t just drive by this house, schedule your showing now! This house offers 3 large bedrooms and beautiful bathroom with a tiled garden tub and tiled shower on main floor. Beautiful updated kitchen. Basement has new egress windows in the bedroom and family room which are currently being finished. Along with updated bathroom with walk in tiled shower. Plenty of storage room in the utility room. 7 Kober Drive ~ $289,900 This beautiful custom built home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with wonderful views, city living with country feel. Main level living with all of your basic needs, Master Bedroom Suite with walk in closet and a tiled steam shower in large master bath, Living room, Kitchen and Utility/Mud room. Beautiful detailed trim work throughout home. Solid wood doors. Lot to the north is optional. 1988 2nd Street West ~ $340,000 Great commercial building West of town. Beautifully remodeled office space with attached 40x50 heated shop, break room with custom built cabinets and additional storage space upstairs. Very well maintained! BY PAM BURKE Along with the Milk River, which runs along the Hi-Line from the U.S.Canadian border north of Rudyard east to the Missouri River just past Glasgow, the area offers a wealth of fishing opportunities in a miriad of small reservoirs. “With these wet conditions that we’ve been experiencing across the Hi-Line ... we’ve really been under some ideal fish conditions and a lot of our ponds and reservoirs throughout the area have all been doing really well fisheries-wise,” said Cody Nagel, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologist for the Havre area. “Right now, just with these water conditions that we’ve had,” he added, “we’re probably sitting on some of the best pond fisheries that we’ve H AV R E D A I LY N E W S seen for quite some time.” The trout waters and walleye fisheries are stocked every year or two, Nagel said. The FWP website has much of the information about local ponds, reservoirs, lakes and rivers, including access and boating information, restrictions and amenities, maps, and stocking updates. Go online to http://fwp.mt.gov, scroll over the “Fishing” link near the top of the page and from the drop- down box choose e i t h e r “Montana Fishing Guide” or “Visit Fishing Access Site.” Each of the pages provides different search options and a little bit different information and maps, so it might be worthwhile to look at both pages. See sidebar, next page, for a list of many area reservoirs. continued on page 22 July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 21 This is a list of many area reservoirs with 5 to 350 acre feet of water, recommended by Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologist Cody Nagel, within a few minutes’ to a few hours’ drive of Havre. Most of the reservoirs are stocked, each body of water has public access and some have minor amenities. Not all are listed on the fwp.mt.gov website, so interested fishers may need to contact local fishing license agents or the Havre FWP office at 406-2656177 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for help locating waters. • Bailey Reservoir, 8 miles south of Kremlin — northern pike, crappie, walleye and perch. • Reser, Dry Fork, Anita, North Faber and Salmo reservoirs, west of Havre and north of U.S. Highway 2 — large mouth bass, blue gill, black crappie, rainbow trout • Fresno Reservoir, and the dam tailwaters, 13 miles west of Havre off U.S. Highway 2 — black crappie, lake whitefish, northern pike, rainbow trout, walleye and yellow perch. • Beaver Creek Reservoir, Bear Paw Lake and Normandy Coulee Pond, all connected by Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek Park, 10-plus miles south of Havre off Montana Secondary Highway 232 — rainbow and brook trout, as well as walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass and yellow perch. • Faber, Grasshopper and Kuhr reservoirs, south of Chinook — rainbow trout. • Cow Creek Reservoir, 45 miles south of Chinook off Lloyd Road, unique for the area — walleye, perch, black crappie, tiger muskies and channel catfish. • Sentinel, Taint and Lark reservoirs, south of Malta — rainbow trout. • Nelson Reservoir, west of Malta — black crappie, burbot, channel catfish, lake whitefish, smallmouth bass, walleye and yellow perch. There is also a developed fishing access site on Marias River at Loma Bridge, about 60 miles south of Havre along U.S. Highway 87, with burbot, channel catfish, goldeye, brown trout, bigmouth buffalo, mountain whitefish, rainbow trout, sauger, shovelnose sturgeon and walleye. 22 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 Saturday Market in Havre’s Town Square offers community members and visitors a chance to shop for fresh locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, freshly made foods from vendors, crafts, jewelry and more. The market is open 8 a.m. to noon beginning July 12 and ending Sept. 20, the weekend of Festival Days. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S From fairs to powwows to fall festivals, every community has a celebration that brings friends and neighbors together with visitors and excitement. Here’s a list of local events: • Blaine County Fair, July 10-13, Chinook — Some highlights: carnival, exhibits, 4-H competitions and livestock sale, kids rodeo, concert and demolition derby. • Great Northern Fair, July 16-20, Havre — Some highlights: rodeo, junior rodeo, demolition derby, carnival and 4-H competitions and livestock sale. • Milk River Indian Days, July 24-27, Agency area of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation — Some highlights: powwow, youth powwow, specials dances, boxing competition and golf tournament. • Phillips County Fair, July 31-Aug. 3, Dodson — Some highlights: concert, open rodeo, exhibits, truck and tractor pull, AMX races and 4-H competitions and livestock sale. • Rocky Boy Powwow, Aug 1-3, Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation — Some highlights: powwow, youth powwow, rodeo specials, singing contest and hand games. • Hays Powwow, Aug 7-10, Hays on H AV R E D A I LY N E W S Fort Belknap Indian Reservation — Some highlights: powwow, youth powwow, vendors, specials and more. • Chouteau County Fair, Aug. 15-17, Fort Benton — Some highlights: barbecue competition, 4-H competitions and livestock sale, monster truck show and demolition derby. • 10th Annual Sugarbeet Festival, Sept. 26-28, Chinook — Expanded to a three-day event, with an outdoor pancake breakfast, parade, sugar beet growing contest, arts and crafts, food booths, car show and more. • Havre Air Fair, Sept. 6, Havre City-County Airport — fly-in breakfast for pilots and the public with free airplane rides for youngsters. • Festival Days, Sept. 19-21, Havre — A communitywide event with a parade, 48-hour softball tournament, quilt show, pancake breakfast, craft market, farmers market, book sale, fun walk/run, demo derby and more. July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 23 Sounds on the Square in Havre’s Town Square will feature a full lineup of local bands — with styles from country to punk rock — scheduled for Wednesday evenings 6-8 p.m. Vendors will provide some food options, but the public is invited to bring a picnic, chairs and even some dancing shoes to this weekly gathering of community, friends and family. Kicks @ 6 provides free evening musical entertainment from The Other Bros & Sistas Band every Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 20 in Pepin Park, at 4th Street and 7th Avenue. The band mixes it up each week with a musical theme and the public is welcome to bring a picnic meal or buy from a vendor. Tunes at Noon features Mary Stevens playing a variety of music, solo and accompanied, each Wednesday at noon in the lower level of the Atrium Mall, 220 3rd Avenue. . Sounds on the Square Schedule July July July July 9, Stone Buddah 16, Stone Broke String Band 23, Shovels and Shotguns 30, The Milk River Band Aug. 6, Enzymatic Aug. 13, Plowed Under Aug. 20, Electric Ranch Kicks @ 6 schedule July 8, All Shook Up, a Rockin' Elvis Tribute July 15, British Invasion, a 50-year Tribute to British Rock July 22, Blues and BarBee-Qs, a Hot Blues Show, July 29, Surf's Up, the Songs of the Beach Boys and the '60s Aug. 5, La Bamba, Salsa and Latin Music Aug. 12, Banjos and Bedknobs, Bluegrass and Folk Music Aug. 19, Let the Good Times Roll, the Best of the Best 24 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S Among other summertime outdoor sports, the area offers golfing, trap shoot competitions, gun shows and an ancient weapon competition. Havre Daily News/file Audrey Taylor, 11, throws a spear with an atlatl during the 2013 Wahkpa Chu'gn Buffalo Jump's annual atlatl competition. Golf • Beaver Creek Golf Course, 9 hole par 36, 5656 U.S. Hwy. 2 W., Havre, 406-265-4201 • Chinook Golf Course, 9 hole par 36, Golf Course Rd. off U.S. Hwy. 2 W., Chinook, 406-357-2112 • Harlem Golf Course, 9 hole par 36, 1.3 miles south of Harlem, 406-882-4432 • Marian Hills Country Club, 9 hole par 36, off Hwy. 191, 1 mile south of Malta, 406-654-5527 • Marias Valley Golf & Country Club, 18-hole par 72 course, 1 Golf Course Rd., Shelby, 406-434-5940 • Prairie Farms Golf Course, 9-hole par 36, 4910 Shepherd Rd. N., Havre, 406-265-4790 • Signal Point Golf Course, 9 holes par 36, 345 Signal Point Rd., Fort Benton, 406-622-3666 • Sunnyside Golf Course, 9 holes par 36, Skylark Road, Glasgow, 406-228-9519 Guns • ATA Trap Shoot, Aug. 9-10, Havre Trap Club, 406-262-3739 • ATA Moonlight Shoot, Aug. 16, Havre Trap Club, 406-262-3739 • ATA Moonlight Shoot, Sept. 13, Havre Trap Club, 406-262-3739 • 2nd Annual Gun Show, Chinook Rod & Gun Club, Oct. 3-5 Ancient weapons Atlatl competition, Sept. 6-7, Wahkpa Chu’gn Buffalo Jump, instructor on site, discounted tours of archaeological dig, Havre, 406-265-4000, or 406265-6417. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 25 Havre and surrounding communities offer a wide variety of parks with many amenities for families, including playgrounds, tennis courts, ball fields and basketball courts, as well as a few skate board complexes. Big Sandy Big Sandy Skate Park, skate bowl with pool coping and steel coping. Paul Williams Memorial Park, picnic area, large play area and restrooms in summer months. Chinook Chinook City Park, 801 Pennsylvania St., outdoor pools, playground equipment and picnic area. Havre Pepin Park, 4th St. and 7th Ave., picnic areas, playground equipment, gazebo and restrooms. Lions Park, Main St. and 16th Ave., ball field and restrooms. Eagles Park, 1st St. and18th Ave., playground equipment, picnic area and restrooms. William M. "Bill" Vaughey, 16th St and 9th Ave., ball field, tennis courts, restrooms and drinking fountain. Optimist Park, 9th St. W. and Boulevard Ave., ball fields, playground equipment, basketball courts and restrooms Carpenter Park, 4th St. and 12th Ave., playground equipment, basketball and tennis courts. Patterson Park, 9th St. and 11th Ave., exercise trail, playground equipment, basketball court and restrooms. Bert Unruh Memorial Park, Heritage Dr. and Bullhook Rd., volleyball courts and playground equipment. Rotary Park, 19th St. and Beaver Creek Blvd., playground equipment, picnic areas and drinking fountain. Deaconess Park, 11th St. and Kennedy Ave., playground equipment. Skateboard Park, east end of 9th St. Bill Baltrusch Nature Trail, south end of 12th Ave. at corner of 17th Street, 2-mile walking trail, with views, benches and exercise station along the trail. Northern Montana Hospital Community Fitness Park, 15th St. and Montana Ave., youth regulation softball and soccer fields, picnic tables and walking track, ADA restrooms, and a dog park. Shelby Aronow Park, three tennis courts, horseshoe pits, outdoor volleyball court, ice skating rink and a large area to play. Johnson Memorial Park, indoor swimming pool, wading pool, play structures and picnic areas. Shelby’s Lake Sheloole Campground and ball field complex, five ball fields and connection to the 5.2 Roadrunner Recreation Trail, also 27 campsites with clean showers and hot water. Summer swimming For times when a trip to the lake isn’t in the cards, a dip in a public swimming pool might be the answer. With a mix of indoor and outdoor pools around, there’s something for everyone, sunshine or rain. Call ahead for hours, costs and amenities, as well as schedules for lessons, lap times and other activities. • Big Sandy City Pool, full-size outdoor pool, two water slides and a water park for the little ones, http://bigsandymt. org/City_Pool.html, 406-357-3114. 26 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 • Chinook City Pool, 107 8th St., outdoor pool, two-week swim lesson for youths, open swim and lap swim, and wading pool with ADA lift and ADA ramp, www.cityofchinook.com/ Pool.html, 406-357-2903. •Havre Community Pool, 420 6th Ave., indoor/outdoor pool, with sun area, offering two-week swim lesson sessions for youths, 406-265-8161. • Shelby Swimming Pool, 121 12th Ave. N., indoor pool open May-October, 406-434-5311 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S H AV R E D A I LY N E W S July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 27 28 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S 406-945-9039 www.havrehilinerealty.net Let me, Kim Cripps, help you with your homework! PRICE REDUCED 14 9th Street ~ $142,500 Brand new inside with paint and windows. NEW LISTING 1056 4th Ave ~ $129,900 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 kitchens. Close to MSU-Northern. 820 2nd Street ~ $68,890 One level home, fenced yard. Downtown Location. Build Your Dream Home at Lot 9 in Post Road Estates ~ $17,900 Spacious lot with approximately 1.27 acres. SALE PENDING 525 15th Street West SOLD 1425 5th Street 527 3rd Street 1008 19th Street 1138 West 17th Street 617 Ohio Street ~ Chinook H AV R E D A I LY N E W S July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 29 30 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S H AV R E D A I LY N E W S July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 31 718 5th Ave ~ Exceptional 2 story home at 718 1013 3rd Avenue ~ Is home to this 3 bedroom. The inside is cute, clean & very comfortable. Affordable starter home or rental property (1 block from MSU-Northern). 5th Ave. Total remodel...a real must see. Overall 4 bedrooms & 3 1/4 baths, gourmet kitchen, as well as a formal dining area, expansive living room with lovely hardwood flooring, master suite. 2nd floor offers office/library room. Lower level can be a rental, mother-in-law suite or private area for older children. A double lot with lots of parking out back. 302, 310 9th Street ~ Great investment property...2/6 plexes. All single bed & bath. Laminate flooring throughout. All furnished from furniture to linens, TV & dishes. Seperate laundry room in each 6 plex. Good cash flow. WE SELL REPO PROPERTIES WHICH INCLUDE VA & HUD 32 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S 220 3rd Ave 207 ~ $25,000 1029 19th St ~ $139,000 A Candy Bouquet Business! For a little investment you can have a Great Business of your own, this is an awesome opportunity. Be Your Own Boss! Nice comfortable family home in a nice neighborhood. Furnace is a Hypo-allergenic type. This is a must see home 2381 Heritage Dr ~ $299,900 320 1st Ave ~ $92,000 Earl Clack 's first house he built in Havre when his family moved here in 1905. This is just down the street from the Boys and Girls Club. Nice family home. H AV R E D A I LY N E W S Looking for space close to town? New improvements,14th family room, family rec. room, 4 W St bdrms,Approximately master suite and a non conforming 11,250 acres of land, room in the tobasement. Nice kitchen, deck, ready build your dream home. Thiscomes cornerwith lot a greenhouse, spot, and heated shop. is 75'x150'. garden Available utilities: city gas, Well, City andcity 7 water citysewer sewer, water.spickets. July 2014 LIVING MAGAZINE 33 34 LIVING MAGAZINE July 2014 H AV R E D A I LY N E W S