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Rose Hips

An unsung health food


Fall food harvests bring a flurry of activity to gardens along with domestic and wild berry patches. Harvest generally wraps up by October with the cold temperatures and shorter days, but late fall months are not too late to harvest a healthy edible you might not have considered — rose hips — and if the frost has hit them already, so much the better. Rose hips are high in vitamin C and provide other nutrients as well, certified herbalist Heather Hinckley said, and though rose hips can be harvested from any rose plant, the wild roses that flourish across Montana are available without growing them yourself and easy to pick. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has identified five native wild rose species in Montana: The prairie rose, which grows only east of the continental divide; the prickly and Wood’s roses, which grow throughout the state; and the baldhip and nootka roses, which grow in the western part of the state, extending down into “the boot” area that reaches to Bozeman. Of these species, the prairie rose is the shortest one, growing 8 to 20 inches tall and more like a flower among the grasses rather than in a thick tangle of bushes like the others. Some other differences among the wild rose species occur with leaf shape and number, thorns, growth height and other identification markers, but they all have in common the pink, five-petal flowers. These blossoms grow profusely on the plants in early summer, and produce red- to red-orange colored rose hips. The rose hip is the berry of the plant. Round to oblong in shape, it grows from the base of the flower and has a layer of pulpy flesh that encases several hard seeds. The seeds have fine hairs that are irritating to the digestive tract, so they need to be removed before using the rose hips, Hinckley said. If domestic roses are dead-headed — the entire head of the flower is pulled or cut from the stem, rather than just removing the withered petals — this berry is pulled off before it

can ripen. Unlike domestic roses which bloom repeatedly, wild roses will produce blossoms, for two to three weeks, only once a year, somewhere from about mid-May to the end of June, depending on that year’s weather and the elevation at which

the plants are growing. Though roses can be grown in any state, and most states have at least one species of wild roses, Hinckley said that the farther north the plant grows, the more vitamin C the rose hips contain, so Montana’s rose hips will pack a fair dose.

Heather Hinckley, certified herbalist After discovering an interest in herbs as medication and a path to feeling better, Heather Hinckley, of Havre, enrolled in The School of Natural Healing. This online course for studying herbs and natural healing was started in Utah by naturopathic physician Dr. John Christopher. Hinckley said she is certified in the first two levels of study and is working toward her master herbalist certification. She grows medicinal and edible plants and trees on her acreage south of Havre.

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Nutrition and Uses Data on wild roses in general from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database says 100 grams of wild rose hips contain 426 mg of vitamin Cascorbic acid, along with 429 mg of vitamin K-potassium, 169 mg of calcium, 69 mg of magnesium and 61 mg of phosphorous, plus significant amounts of vitamins A, B, D and E, as well as beta-carotene. Hinckley cautioned that herbs are drugs and they can intensify or decrease effectiveness of medications, so people should talk to their doctors before starting on an herbal regimen. For example, the website WebMD says vitamin C may interfere with estrogen, fluphenazine, lithium and warfarin. Before taking herbs and supplements, Hinckley said, people should consider eating more vegetables and fruits and less sugar, as well as eating produce that hasn’t been sprayed with pesticides. “And I think it will improve their life and health,” she said. Wildlife, birds and livestock will eat rose hips in the winter to supplement their diet and it’s rare for rose hips to last until spring on the plant. Many cultures in North America, Europe and Asia, continents where wild roses grow, have traditional uses for the rose hips. The American Indian Health and Diet Project website says Indians who had access to rose hips used them throughout the winter as a nutritional supplement eaten with foods or used in a drink, but also to treat wounds and illnesses like respiratory infections and sore mouths. During World War II when citrus foods were not readily available, Hinckley said, British soldiers were regularly fed rose hip tea to improve their health, and especially to fight scurvy. Once the seeds and fine hairs are removed and discarded, rose hips can be eaten with a salad or used in

syrups, jam, jelly and marmalade, as well as tea. Traditional alcohols have been based on the rose hips, including a mead called Rhodomel from England and a brandy called palinka from Hungary and Romania, as well as some wines. A rose hip soup called nyponsoppa is a traditional dessert soup in Sweden, which is still so popular that an instant soup mix version of it is sold commercially.

Rose Hip Harvest How well the harvested rose hips keep their nutrition depends on how they are harvested and stored, Hinkley said. She also cautioned, though, that rose hips should be harvested from sources that haven’t been sprayed with pesticides and that are not growing along busy roadways where they are exposed to exhaust fumes. Wild roses have round, red or red-orange berries when ripe, though other species of roses may produce orange or yellowish berries or they may an elongated shape. Once they reach this mature stage in the fall, though, rose hips can be picked and used, however, “waiting until after the first frost will bring out the sweetness,” Hinckley said about the wild rose hips. After picking the rose hips, she said, wash them and dry them on paper towels. To preserve them, spread the rose hips on dry paper towels on a cookie sheet until they are dehydrated, or dry them in a food dehydrator at 110 F. Don’t use a much hot-

ter temperature, she said, because the nutrients, especially vitamin C, are susceptible to heat and they will deteriorate. Rose hips also should be dried whole because the vitamin C and other nutrients will break down quicker once they are opened, Hinckley said, and unless they are left

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whole, steeped and strained out of the water unbroken, they should be cut open and the seeds, with their hairs, removed. “The fine hairs on the seeds are an irritant to the digestive system,” she said.

As a reward, more nutrients are drawn from rose hips that are opened. To prepare the rose hips for processing, pull off the tufts, which are just the dried blossom, and cut the rose hip in half. Using the knife point or your fingernail, scoop the seeds

out, and set the rose hip halves aside. A rose hip tea will take about seven or eight rose hips per cup of water, Hinckley said. Dehydrated rose hips might need to be soaked in cold water overnight before preparing as above.



• 1 cup water • 7-8 wild rose hips, cleaned and seeded • honey, if desired

Heat the water to near boiling, turn off heat, place rose hips in water – 7 to 8 berries per cup of water. Let rose hips steep in water, covered, for 11 to 15 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth and serve in cups. Tea water will be mildly discolored. Add honey to sweeten if desired.

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18 Lila Drive ~ $349,900

Fabulous split level home! Newly updated-3 large bedrooms, 3 baths, surround wood burning fireplace, gorgeous kitchen with lots of granite, theater room and workroom in basement. South end location with views of Bear Paws off back deck, double garage and lots of parking.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900

520 2nd Ave ~ $375,000

Beautiful Brick 5 bdrm, 3 bath Home in the Historic District on 2nd Avenue. Original hardwood flooring, updated kitchen, fireplaces, well kept yard & double car garage. This home is ready to make it your own. Call today for your personal showing!

Call Kristi Parrotte @ 390-4912 or Ken Nelson at 406-439-0595

51 38th Ave W~$890,000

Excellent Building-9800 sq ft located on 2.396 Acres on Hwy 2. Good locationWest of Walmart-Located near junction Hwy 2 and Hwy 87. This property offers the perfect access and parking for any commercial business. With city water and city sewer. This building is known as the Corman Building West of Havre.

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294 S Dell Drive~$235,000

Amazing 3 bdrm, 2 bath home with oversized 2 stall garage. Newer windows and lots of nice updates throughout. South end location-corner lot. Close to park and church.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900

1926 Heritage Dr. ~ $275,000

Very clean 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Many updates inside and out. Open floor plan, kitchen and dining area with lots of granite. Larged fenced back yard, double garage with lots of parking. South end location with great views and close to park and schools.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900

115 4th Ave NE ~ Rudyard, MT $129,000

Currently being used as a single family residence. Could easily be converted to a Duplex. Includes 2 stove/ovens, 2 refrigerators and 2 washer/dryers. Fenced yard, double garage and large lot. Located near High School.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

1030 14th Street W. ~ 249,900 Nice updated 4 bedroom, 3 full bath on corner lot. Split entry, C/A and alarm system. Fenced yard, storage building, underground sprinklers, RV parking and double garage.

Call Gary Toldness @ 390-3155

1010 Cactus Drive~ $269,999

Unique, private 3 bedroom, 4 bath home with incredible views! Fireplace, Sauna, main floor laundry and bonus room with 1 bedroom & bath on 2nd level. Double attached heated garage plus carport & underground sprinklers-all on over 1 ½ Acres in town.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900

117 9th Street ~ $143,000

This cute starter home has brick exterior with new roof, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Wood and tile floors, fireplace, private backyard with back patio and off street parking with oversized single garage.

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900

295 Stockyard Rd - Chinook, MT $275,000 108' x 40' Shop with Boiler floor heat and gas forced air as back up, city water / sewer. Three 14 x 16 commercial drive through doors, 28 x 32 office space, rest room and overhead storage on 1 Acre lot.

295 Stockyard Rd - Chinook, MT $189,000

712 E. Washington Ave. Chester, MT ~ $45,000

Small shop on Hwy 2. Good location-East end of Chester. Includes large carport.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

313 9th Street W. ~ Chinook, MT $195,000 2 Houses~1 Price! Nice Split-entry 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Chinook, MT. Daylight basement that leads to over sized single garage. Fenced back yard, covered deck & new roof. Also includes a small 1 bedroom, 1 bath rental home.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

40' x 80' Split Shop:East side- storage/ West side, wash bay. Radiant heat, two 14 x 16 overhead doors on each end of shop and four 10 x 16 sliding doors off storage area.

Acreage For Sale ~ $87,000

Spencer's Hi-Way Bar 15940 US Hwy 2 Hingham, MT $450,000

14-Plex. Spacious Apts. - Good cash flow. Close to downtown. 8 1 Bedroom. 6 Studio.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Flooring Sale & Installation. Furniture/ Home Goods Store. Located in a Small Town with plenty of expansion opportunity. Excellent Family Business with a Great Clientele. Sale Price will included Inventory & Support Equipment.

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

Call Janis Flynn Pyrak @ 390-4900 or Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Holland Apartments 407 4th Ave. ~ $350,000

Business Opportunity in Northern Montana

Great Family Business on the Hi-Line! This business has it all. From a great restaurant and bar, to a car/truck wash, RV Park w/shower house, cabin and a very comfortable home with 2 apartments included in the basement.

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+/-20 Acres located North of Havre, surveyed and partially fenced. Gorgeous views of the Bears Paw Mountains. This is Bare Land with no utilities in place.

Call Kristi Parrotte @390-4912

4 Parcels on North Side

Approx 1.75 Acres on Havre’s North side. Includes 2 dwellings and a 24x24 shop. Good well with several water hookups already existing along with sewer system.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Lot For Sale ~ $23,000 - Call Kristi Parrotte @390-4912

1 Acre Lot for Sale on Post Rd. Estates.On unimproved corner lot.

725 Ohio St. ~ Chinook, MT $225,000

Large older Historical 5 bedroom, 2 bath home in Chinook, MT. Fireplace, sun porch, nice large yard and oversized single garage. Located near high shool.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595

Acreage For Sale

+/-2200 Total Acres. +/-1560 Deeded and +/-640 State Lease of Agricultural ground located in Northern Hill County. Ground is mostly CRP, some farmed, some native range and excellent soil types. Mostly fenced. CRP will start coming out in Fall of 2019 and finish in 2021.

Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595


• +/- 640 Acres Farmland located N. Joplin, MT ~ All Farmed • +/- 1280 Acres Farmland located S. Inverness, MT - All CRP • +/- 400 Acres Farmland located S. Gildford, MT - All CRP • +/- 2450 Acres Farmland located W. Joplin, MT - All Farmed • +/- 1000 Acres Farmland located N.W. Joplin, MT - All Farmed • +/- 960 Acres Farmland located N. Inverness, MT - All Farmed • +/- 1280 Acres Farmland located S. Rudyard, MT - All Farmed Call Ken Nelson @ 406-439-0595 or Larry Martinson @ 406-390-1509

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Drawing on History


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STORY BY PAM BURKE • PHOTOS BY COLIN THOMPSON Walking among the collection of original pencil drawings by Havre artist Don Greytak, it is easy to see the importance Greytak places on capturing a moment in the life of his characters. It is also easy to imagine that if a person could gather all Greytak’s works in one place and hang the drawings in the correct order, they would tell a sweeping and dramatic saga. The tale would speak of the richly lived lives of farming and ranching families in northcentral Montana, bygone generations’ struggle and joy, their funny moments and the hard times — the ones that build character, that might only be funny in the retelling. “I should’ve been a writer but I can’t write,” Greytak said, punctuating the comment with a shrug, a slightly pained smile and a vague gesture at the walls covered in art, as if to apologize for only having created several hundred large-scale drawings that have sold hundreds of thousands of copies across the U.S. and Canada and into Europe. Greytak, one of the middle children of 12, grew up on the farm and ranch his grandfather homesteaded 45 miles

northwest of Havre at the edge of the Milk River breaks. The place didn’t have much ground to farm, Greytak said, but it had a lot of pasture to run cattle and, thankfully, a natural spring only about a quarter-mile from the buildings. Their distance from town, where few people wanted to live, and access to water were two keys to the homestead’s prosperity, he said, and his father was able to expand the family place. Greytak worked with his dad, driving combine and working cattle, along with ranching on his own for years. Along the way, he also fed cows with a team of horses, rode broncs in a few rodeos, spent two years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, learning to be an airplane mechanic and manufactured horse trailers for five years. “I have a real good background for doing the thing that I do,” he said about his agricultural subject matter. “A lot of the things that we know about farm and ranch, we don’t even think about it, it’s just we grew up with it and it’s there. But it makes all the difference in the world when you want

to show it in your art.” But his drive to depict the homestead era and forward about a halfcentury is also driven by the stories he’s heard from others and the people he’s known. “I’m mostly interested in things that touched me as a child,” he said, adding, “The other thing that probably influenced me quite a bit is when I was a child, a small kid, the original homesteaders were still there, the ones that survived the bad years and stayed were still there.” He listened to the stories these people told. One of those homesteaders, he said, was a bachelor neighbor who lived in the tar-paper shack he’d built when he homesteaded that land. It was a simple room, Greytak said, with an orange crate on the wall for a cupboard. “That sort of stuff really stayed with me,” he said. He continued to listen to the stories as he grew up and became an adult. Those stories and their details took on a whole new significance once he started his art career.

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The Art Business Greytak said he started drawing in May of 1978. He was still running cattle, but also drawing and attending art shows. He had the first prints of his art made in 1980, he said, but he didn’t do much to market his work. “I never really thought about the business, it just happened,” he said. “The main reason that it did happen, actually, is Kathy — because I just wasn’t very interested in the marketing part.” Greytak variously describes Kathy Shirilla as his business partner, agent, marketing manager and best friend, but no matter her title, he gives her full credit for making his art career the success it became. “She’s the number one reason I’m still in business,” he said. He met Shirilla in 1982, and by 1984 she was helping sell his originals and prints. She purchased the Old Library Gallery in 1986, he said, then she fixed up the main floor as a gallery specifically for his art, and remodeled the basement into an apartment that she lives in. The two divide their duties, he said, but “we pretty much have to agree on everything.” “You have to respect that person, and you can’t always have your way,” he added. “She’s been really, really good for me because I tend to giveaway the store.” Shirilla’s father is an artist, Greytak said, and she has a strong interest in art. “She is much more knowledgeable about art than I am,” he said. “I just draw it.” And draw he has done. Though he doesn’t have an exact count, Greytak said he’s finished somewhere between 700 and 1,000 original pieces, and of those, about 400 have been made into limited edition, signed prints, about 72 pieces have been printed as smaller 5 by 7 inch prints, and he creates an annual calendar that is still his biggest seller in volume each year. For decades the pair put a lot of miles on vans traveling to art shows across Montana, into neighboring

states and the Midwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Kansas. The Midwest was good to him, he said. Though his artwork didn’t depict that area, the ag communities responded to the stories depicted in his work.

“The feeling of farm and ranch people is just about the same everywhere,” he said. One the greatest difficulties in those days was trying to get artwork finished between trips to art shows, he said. Now, they are only doing five or six generally smaller shows

Maybe not the advice you were looking for Greytak said that once in a while he is approached by parents asking for advice on helping their kids who are interested in art. Having grown up in an age when people made a practical living, he said his words of advice are maybe not what the parents are looking for. His parents didn’t exactly disapprove of this career choice, he said, but they never quite understood it, either. But he took his work ethic from the farm and ranch into his art career and was determined to make it, or not, on his own. “So I almost want to tell the mother, just leave the poor kid alone,” he said, adding, “If the person, the child, wants to be an artist, he’ll do it come hell or high water under his own power. “Everything that I’ve done had to come from inside, I think, right?” he said. “I think for most people, who are successful at something, they need to do it because they have to do it.”

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and some appearances each year, though they still participate in the annual C.M. Russell art show in Great Falls. A side benefit from slowing down on the shows has been a surge in production with his artwork. Three years ago he was able to complete

40 drawings, one of his most productive years, and the next year did 30 drawings. Last year’s shows included a booth at the Montana Angus Association’s Montana Angus Tour, which came to the Havre area. 2015 included an appearance at

the Northern Agricultural Research Center’s 100th Anniversary Field Day. Greytak helped commemorate the milestone by drawing a compilation piece that showed representations of crops, equipment and livestock through the century under a centerpiece drawing of the original Fort Assinniboine where the research center is located. He said he got to look through old photos and records from the fort and research center for subject matter. Though he was given free rein to draw what he thought would fairly depict the century of agricultural practices there, he felt the pressure to get it right. That persistent and consistent attention to accurate details is what drives him to hunt for the correct machinery, harness, clothing styles and other details appropriate to the era and location he is using in his drawing. “That is a real point. I want to be accurate with everything I do,” he said, looking at the drawings around him. “That doesn’t mean I am — but I wanna be. When I do, like, that mower, it’s got to be that mower and the way that harness is on the horses, and the two vehicles there, the 1933 Ford and the 1933 Chrysler. But I’ve always been a bit interested in photography and I have taken a lot of pictures.” He said he has thousands of his own photographs — they are the best of the tens of thousands he’s taken over the years of machinery, horses, harness, old vehicles, brandings, horses at work under saddle and in harness, people going about their lives and more. He also has an extensive collection of digital copies of historical photos of buildings, equipment, scenes and people. While Greytak said he has seldom used other people’s photos in his art, they have given him a sense of the details, such as clothing styles and print patterns, in an era.

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The Art He said people often ask if he starts with a photo of, for example, a truck and builds the piece around that, but that is almost the direct opposite of his process. “No, that isn’t where I start from,” Greytak said. “Where I start from is the idea or the feeling that I want to show, and then the truck has to show up because I need a truck in it. But that’s pretty much secondary. The first thing is to know what I want people to see and experience.” He said he doesn’t use models or pose people but, for the record, he got his own pickup stuck in the snow one time for a reference photo that he used in a drawing. Generally, though, once he has his idea for a drawing, he searches his reference photos from which he compiles the various details for the drawing. “The stuff? You can find the information,” he said. “You just gotta have the feeling, what it felt like to be there or anywhere else. I need to know what it felt like to be there, then I can put the piece together.” From the beginning, Greytak said, he has worked in pencil, joking that “when you’re a little kid, you start with pencil and I just never moved on.” For his first drawing he bought a handful of art pencils and some cheap paper, then went about capturing the scene he saw in his mind. Over the years, he said, he refined his technique to using one B-lead mechanical pencil and quality paper. He said he has never felt a desire to work in color— not because he is color blind like his father, but rather because he simply doesn’t pay attention to it. Plus, he said, it might not make sense to anyone else, but he has a background working in steel, even as a child when he made toys with tin cans and a soldering iron. Pencil always felt familiar, like that metal work. “With steel, you have real control,” Greytak said. “I mean if you weld something together, it’s gonna stay. You have to work with some things, like distortion and things with

the heat, but it kind of stays where you put it. You have control. With pencil you have control, almost better than anything you could possibly work with. “It pretty much stays where you leave it. You can change it a little bit, but you’re better off if you don’t or you don’t have to,” he added. “With my makeup, my background, it was real natural to go into pencil — and I’m not interested in color.” Not only that, he added, the competition among painting artists is fierce, but few people have come

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close to doing what he does for style and subject matter, he said. “My interest is sort of different than almost everybody’s,” he added. “There’s lots of good artists out there, pencil artists — don’t get me wrong on that and better than I am for sure — but they’re doing it different. Their subject matter is different and their technique is different,” he said. A lot of that difference is being a self-taught artist, so he works in a technique that is solely his own, but it also goes back to the stories and

the people he connects with. “You see a different side of the world; they look at things differently,” he said. “I’ve lived in a lot of different places, and since I got into art that has probably made me more aware of the world. You got to talk to all different people over the years,” Greytak said. “I would really not want to be what I was. I mean I loved being a rancher for sure,” but he feels being an artist and seeing more of the world changed him for the better. Whether he’s talking to people at the local care center he visits every Sunday, a complete stranger or an old friend, they add to the history that fuel his art. “I’m just trying to tell a story,” he said.

Gallery commemorative

The Old Library Gallery, which originally housed Havre’s Carnegie Public Library, is the historical building featured for Havre/ Hill County Historic Preservation Commission’s 2019 Christmas Ornament. The first copy of the numbered, limited-edition ornaments was presented to gallery owner Kathy Shirilla. Ornaments, a fundraiser that helps pay for preservation projects, can be purchased at the Old Library Gallery, 439 Fourth Avenue, or at the Havre Chamber office, 130 Fifth Avenue.

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Jeff Healy 265-6767, Ext 1

Rachel Burchard 406-945-2046

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Prime Commercial Highway 2 Frontage

FOR SALE ~ 2445 US HWY 2 - Havre 2 Beaver Creek Blvd.

Location boasts 3.6+/- acres of prime commercial property. It is currently operated as a lumberyard but has potential for just about anything! Main retail building has approximately 7,420 sq. ft. of showroom and 10,740 sq. ft. of cold storage connected. Additional buildings include a 4,432 sq. ft. heated shop with concrete floors and a large overhead door and a 9072 sq. ft. storage building with a dirt floor as well as a 3,136 sq. ft. 3 sided building as additional usable space. Property is being listed as Real Estate Only but owner would consider the sale of the currently operating turnkey business for an additional fee.

2 bedroom, 2 bath home situated in a quiet neighborhood. Approx. 1784 sq. ft. with a detached 2-stall garage. 2019 improvements include: new roof, new paint and new concrete driveway.

1420 Wilson Avenue

320 10th Street

4 bedroom, 2 bath home with great off-street parking, quiet location and 1488 sq. ft. of space. Potential income property as a duplex.

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2 bedroom, 1 bath home with detached 1 car garage and fenced yard. Partial basement offers great storage options.

3 bedroom, 2 bath home features updated kitchen, fireplace, main floor utility room and bonus room. Fenced yard has underground sprinklers. Detached 2-car garage.

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11135 River Rd.

8 Knob Road

2 bedroom, 2 bath home is located on a quiet south end street, close to schools.

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1015 Ohio St . N Chinook - $194,500 4 bedrooms, 2 baths

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Rural property containing 1.5 acres, 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, fenced yard, great views from every window!

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Milk River Ranch

located between Chinook & Havre. Over 2600 acres, multiple hay and pasture possibilities. Great access from multiple country roads. Property includes homesite and several cattle facilities. Great hunting possibilities!

Commercial Lots Commercial lots located in Havre with US HWY 2 & 15th Avenue access. Possible owner financing!

Invite the Outdoors In (Family Features) Despite the comfort and convenience it affords, modern society is contributing to a vanishing relationship with the natural environment. However, there are plenty of ways to bring nature indoors to reap the benefits of an earthy connection inside your home. According to a survey commissioned by the Velux Group, a gap is growing between the time Americans spend outdoors and the time

they’d like to spend in nature. In the United States, 63 percent of survey participants said they average one hour or less a week in nature, but 88 percent agreed they would like to spend more time. In addition, the majority of respondents said they believe nature, daylight and fresh air have a positive impact on stress levels, and most also agreed those factors have a positive impact on mental well-being.

“Exposure to nature such as trees, plants and views of open spaces has been found to improve the cognitive ability to focus and read social cues,” said Arie Greenleaf, associate professor of counseling at Seattle University. “Even ADHD symptoms in children are mitigated by views of and interactions with nature in a host of different ways. Worker productivity, how people feel about the work they do and the level of ■ See Page 26

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Hunting season has started and the new products for 2019 have been selling since they hit the shelves in summer, but a few local sporting goods stores have weighed in on their recommendations for products that hunters don’t always think of upgrading or adding to their hunting accessories list.

Optics The gift of better sight is number one on the list of products that will make for happier hunting. “They just need better optics,” said Matt Sasaki of Bing ‘N’ Bob’s Sports Shop, 316 Third St., in Havre. “A lot of guys just go with entry level for a lot of it, but getting into nicer optics, I think, would help a lot. If you can’t see it, you can’t shoot it.” And if you can’t see it well enough, you might shoot the wrong animal. “It allows you too be a little more ethical, see what you’re shooting,” said Brian Dugan, owner of D6 Guns, 324 Second St., Suite A, in Havre. “Y’know, a small buck a lot of times looks like a doe, but if you have a good set of binoculars you can tell the difference.” Along with binoculars, the list of optics includes scopes and range finders. Dugan said that the biggest misconception with optics right now is that spending more money means you’ll be getting a better product. Unless you’re paying for very top of the line items, such as $2,000 to $3,000 for Don’t just buy it a Swarovski based on what scope or binoculars, somebody told you. name brand They might not have might not done that research matter as much as you themselves. Money doesn’t mean quality.” think. Most opBrian Dugan tics lenses Owner of D6 Guns are made in the same factories, he said, so the price difference between brand names is most likely to be about the name on the box and the warranty.

“Clarity is the biggest thing you’re going to see the difference on for optics,” Sasaki said, about the higher-end optics. “You won’t strain your eyes as much.” “So I guess the best advice I can give somebody is actually go to a shop, look through some glass and do some price comparisons on what they’re looking for,” Dugan said. “Don’t just buy it based on what somebody told you. They might not have done that research themselves. Money doesn’t mean quality.” Time spent looking through the lenses tells you a lot about your optics, Sasaki said. “If you look through a pair of binoculars and, after a couple minutes, your eyes feel tired and sore, that’s typically a lower line pair of binoculars,” Sasaki said. “You get a high-end pair, you can look through it for a lot longer and your eyes don’t feel the strain from the optics as much.” As for range finders, one of the keys to using them well, Dugan said, is to sight in your scope with the range finder rather than the pre-measured distances marked at a shooting range. The distance measurements provided by the range finder are what you’re working with out in the field hunting. And when you’re thinking of purchasing a range finder, think about other uses you might have for the tool because that, also, could guide your decision. Sasaki said range finders are being used for construction type applications as well as hunting, such as measuring distance for the length of a pasture fence or an underground water line.

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Rifles Sasaki and Dugan both stressed the importance of getting the right rifle, for the job and for the shooter. “Pick the proper rifle for the job,” Dugan said. “You don’t want too big of a cartridge — you want to waste as little meat as possible.” That might mean getting different rifles for, say, hunting a small antelope or a large moose, but that’s not necessarily what you have to do. “There’s plenty of rifles out there that you can get different grain bullets or different style bullets, that you can go as small as an antelope or as big as a moose,” Dugan said, adding “The big thing is making sure you have the proper bullet and the proper rifle for the job.” The physical size of the rifle has to be matched to the person hunting with it, as well, Sasaki said. He works with a lot of youth starting out in hunting. “Their first hunting rifle, they get done with hunter safety and Dad and the kid come right in and we find something to fit them for a new rifle for their first year of hunting,” he said. “We get quite a few of them a year, what caliber to get, try to get them lined up to what they want.” If the rifle is too heavy or long for a smaller person, whether it’s a young hunter or an adult of smaller stature, handling the gun will be difficult and can be tiring when stalking game on foot. It’s also hard for a large person to try to comfortably hold in position a rifle that is too small.

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Other Accessories Larry Surber, co-owner of Cross Creek Trading Co. in Chinook, recommended a few items that are easy to pack in a vehicle or with you out in the field. Game bags will help protect meat from debris and pests and help keep backpacks, panniers and vehicles clean when packing meat home. Surber said their bags, made of breathable fabric, are easily cleaned by soaking them in cold water, washing them in cold water without soap and hanging them to dry. The game bags, which are made locally specifically for Cross Creek, can be easily attached to a hoist and raised into a tree as a safety measure. The company manufactures two stainless steel hoists: a smaller one with a 4 to 1 pull for deer and a larger one with a 9 to 1 pull for elk that only weighs 2 ½ pounds. Dugan said he recommends hunters get good waterproof boots and clothing. He doesn’t carry clothing at D6 Guns, but a recent hunting trip in rain and low temperatures that even made wool clothing feel inadequate emphasized the importance, he said, laughing. “If you’re hunting in blue jeans and you’re hunting in cotton, you’re going to get cold,” he said, “so Moreno wool, water wicking clothes, spending good money on camo is worth it.” Camouflage pattern doesn’t matter as much as other factors, he added. Primarily with deer, they’re more tuned in to scent and movement before they notice camouflage. Sasaki said gun cleaning kits are a generally underutilized accessory that he recommends hunters use more often. “A lot of guys need to clean their guns more,” he said.

Proper care of guns before and after hunting season can help with hunting success. A few hunters are good about keeping their guns clean all the time, he said, and a lot just need to dust them off and give them a quick cleaning before using them, but he’s seen some come in to the store malfunctioning and the problem is simply that the guns are so dirty they can’t work properly. Worse than dirt, though, is rust, he said, when humidity starts pitting the metal. The humidity can come from the home, but the rust commonly occurs in guns stored in closed gun cases. “If you have it in a gun case, you want to leave it open or unzipped so more air can travel through,” he said.

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engagement, improves with a view of nature.” Despite ample research demonstrating the benefits, the study revealed a common theme, with 85 percent of participants believing they spent more time in nature as children than children do today. That’s a trend that translates into adult habits, too. “With work and family responsibilities, we can’t always fit spending time outside into our busy schedules, effectively making us the indoor generation,” said Peter Foldbjerg, head of Daylight, Energy and Indoor Climate for The Velux Group. “One thing we can do is improve how our homes connect to nature: From houseplants and nature-inspired art to skylights and screened porches, there are a wide variety of options for creating nature connections in the place we spend most of our time — our homes.” Learn how to bring more nature

into your home with these decorating and design ideas:


Living plants not only add a touch of the outdoors, but they also help clean the air inside your home. In smaller spaces, even a few pots of herbs can add a refreshing touch of nature.

Sunshine and fresh air

Whether it’s from windows or skylights, bringing natural light and fresh air inside can keep your space fresh and inviting. There are scientifically proven correlations between natural light exposure and mood, as well as your body’s ability to maintain its circadian rhythm. Refreshing the air in your home can help eliminate volatile organic compounds, pet dander and microparticles from cooking and cleaning. If your home is lacking in natural

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light, a skylight may be easier to add than a window, and skylights bring in twice as much light as vertical windows; their angle allows more of the sun’s rays to reach farther into the room. Some skylights, including many offered by Velux, also offer venting options that can contribute to cleaner air.

Botanically inspired patterns

Look to pillows, area rugs and wallpaper to incorporate patterns inspired by flowers, foliage or landscapes outside. These decorative elements can boost spirits and create a welcoming environment indoors by reflecting the outdoor world.

Natural materials

Sisal rugs and baskets, wood planking and stone countertops or side tables can add texture and a touch of the natural world to your interiors.

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