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Marines On A Mission For Tots The American military… No matter what are your personal, political views and regardless of what level of military involvement the United States should be exercising, in the context of the world at large, I think we can all agree that the women and men who choose to serve our country can be a truly amazing force for good. Never is this clearer, to me at least, than as embodied by the Toys for Tots mission. Yes, I said “mission;” as in standing, official, military orders, given to the United States Marine Corps Reserve from the Secretary of Defense in 1995. If it isn’t enough to inspire your sense of national pride, feel it in the amazing level of support that the program garners from communities, all over the country. According to the official reporting on the program, “Despite the continued sluggish economy and a reduced material and manpower capability of the reserves, the 2012 campaign surpassed its previous year’s total revenue record of $252 million by realizing over $269 million in total revenue.  Corporate and individual support was superb; once again reinforcing the idea that the American public will not

allow Toys for Tots to fail. Additionally for the 5th consecutive year the First Lady severed as Toys for Tots number one supporter by conducting a major media event and volunteering her time to sort toys in one of our local warehouses.  Upon conclusion of the 2012 campaign, Toys for Tots had distributed nearly 16.8 million toys to more than 7 million children.” Locally, those efforts are largely coordinated alongside the efforts of the Salvation Army. “With that, one of the things you’ll find across the country is that there’s a really good relationship between Salvation Army and Toys for Tots,” states Lt. Rob Lawlor, of the Salvation Army. “They’re two separate organizations, but like in this town, we pretty much operate simultaneously as one organization. They do a toy drive and we do a toy drive, but really most of the toys end up together.” “We’re all working together,” Lawlor says, “we’re all mixed in between and it’s just a great relationship we have, in this town, with Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots brings a lot of needed man support, or labor support, in preparing the gym and preparing

the toys to be displayed, to be organized, to be sorted, that kind of stuff. Between the two agencies, we just sorta make everything happen. The main function that we do, that Toys for Tots doesn’t do, is we actually take the applications. People just give reports to Toys for Tots, normally it has to do with age-ranges, ‘we have so many kids at these certain age groups coming in,’ that it generally helps us prepare. It kind of helps us sort through the application process, making sure all the paperwork is done.” If the “Every Child Deserves a Little Christmas” slogan isn’t enough to get you motivated, there are still further advantages to this program, that hit a little closer to home. First, the program breaks the country up into over 700 local regions, meaning that your donations go to local children in need, right here in the Helena area. Second, as you are making the purchases here, that buying power benefits local workers and businesses. By the time this issue of the Helena Shopping News makes it to your hand, there will be just 11 days left, until Christmas and a Tots Continued on page 11



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From the Publisher: Merry Christmas to all! It’s that time when we all hurry around town to finish up our last minute Christmas gift shopping. Have you found everything on your list? Explore the pages of this paper for gift ideas for everyone. It is so nice to live in a city where we can find just about everything we need. Did you know that it helps all of us when you shop in your hometown? Everyone from Publisher Brad Leggett is all ears. the store owner to the part time employee benefit when you keep your money right here. Have fun shopping! The most important thing to remember is the reason for the season. The birth of Jesus Christ. Please take time to celebrate our Saviors birth with your family and friends.

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12 Quarry - Well-maintained, main floor condo in south central Helena. Beautiful views - from all directions - off the large, covered deck. Radiant in-floor heat not only make the heating bills reasonable at $87 a month, but also gives you even heating throughout your home. Cathedral ceilings and an open floor makes this condo seem even larger than it is with over 1400 square feet and 2 car garage. Priced to sell $ 163,900

4 Bedroom with office, 2 1/2 bath, and LARGE SHOP, all on 2.9 acres. Don’t miss this one. Pride of ownership shows everywhere. $375,000.

860 Highway 282. This beautiful 6 bedroom,3 bath custom built log home has all the benefits of living in the country yet only 7 miles from town. Extra’s include multi-level deck,underground sprinklers,large 2 car detached garage with shop it’s a great set up for horses or just watching the world go by Price $429,000.00 MLS # 284751

Custom built, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Landscaped and Fenced with 2 car garage. One level with Granite,Bamboo,Tile, Vinyl Fencing ...many niceties! Seller is licensed real estate agent. $274,900 #285428

Great View! This cozy home features 2-3 Bed Rooms, Two Baths, a Den / Office that share the Fire Place with the Living Room, a Great Room, and Deck. Close to Montana City, just off the frontage road, This home is in need of a little TLC. $179,000.00

Room, Room, Room, for everyone. This home was originally a 3 bedroom single level on 1 acre of land. In 2008 a new addition was added that changed it to a 4 bedroom home with an additional 906. ft. on main floor and 906. ft. in unfinished basement. $239,900 MLS#284822

Contemporary condo with professional interior design located near the hospital. Over 2200 SF with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus 2 bonus rooms and attached garage. Beautiful views! View more info and photos at $244,900

Stand alone, one level condo with vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, large dining area, great natural light and covered patio. Wonderful neighborhood on a private street. Close to medical community. For photos & info go to $229,900

For The Investor or 1031 exchange. Fully leased office building with long term tenants. $1,399,000 Call for more information.

Canyon Ferry Lake Year Round Business in great recreational area. O’Malleys is one of the premier restaurant/bar businesses in the Helena area. Profitable business opportunity. Excellent location for many recreational activities including boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, skating, biking, and sailing. This location really has it all. Call for more info

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3115 Vigilante - Live in one of the units and rent the other out to help with the payment. Both units have 3 bedrooms and 1 bath along with a 1 car garage. They share a large deck and a well-kept, fenced yard. Close to schools and golf course. Price $245,900... Call Greg 431-6900

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Simple Responses For Too Much Holiday Cheer (NAPS)—If you find that the holidays can sometimes be too much of a good thing, there’s actually some good news. There are a number of simple steps you can take to stay in control of your social life. Here are some tips: • Start by saying no. Some are surprised to learn that it really is possible to attend too many parties. To avoid holiday burnout, determine which events you really want to go to and which ones you have to go to, and send your regrets to the rest. • Stay close to your diet. If you want to avoid reveler’s remorse, don’t use your holiday whirl as an excuse for eating and drinking all the treats you usually avoid. Think pie or cake, not pie and cake. Or skip the pie and cake and go for the fresh fruit. • If you overdo it, keep your remedy simple. Fortunately, if you do overindulge, there are a number of simple things you can do to get back on the right track. For example, if you wake with a touch of nausea from stress or too much food and drink, there’s a low-cost, clinically proven, drug-free alternative treatment for the control of nausea and vomiting that’s showing up everywhere from college campuses to airport lounges. Called Sea-Bands, they are acupressure bands that fit around the patient’s wrist just like a sweatband—with a pressure stud sewn inside. It works by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud.

Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs and can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous. They are suitable for adults and children. A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study found that using SeaBands acupressure bands on post-op patients reduced the incidence of nausea to 10 percent—a reduction of two-thirds. The bands have also been used to relieve motion sickness, morning sickness and cancer nausea and vomiting. They become effective within five minutes— even if nausea has already started—and can be worn continuously. Sea-Bands are made of mixed fibers and are latex-free. They are soft, comfortable, fit all wrist sizes and can be reused if washed in a gentle cycle. They have an unlimited shelf life with no special storage conditions. Sea-Bands are available in all major drugstores. If you wake with a touch of nausea from too much holiday fun, there’s a low-cost, drug-free alternative treatment for the control of nausea and vomiting.


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New Takeout Restaurant Offers Authentic Mexican Fare It’s always nice to see people chasing their passions, doubly so when those passions are enrich the communities in which they exist. It’s their passion for food and the desire to bring authenticity, to the Helena food scene, which inspired Adam and Erika Mendez to open El Vaquero Taqueria. Erika was born and raised in Mexico City. Adam trained for years under a chef who was also from Mexico. When they say “Mexican food,” they know what they’re talking about. “We never sat up at night and said “We gotta’ do this!” reminisces Adam, “but we thought, you know, someday we’d like to start our own business that my wife and I could really be hands-on and really be there every day. It’s mom-and-pop, so it’s on a small scale, with really authentic ingredients, made from scratch. I don’t know what happened, but it seemed like the right time to do this. There is a premium on space, in their little shop, so it was built with the intention that it will be a take-out place. Don’t expect to go there to dine out. In order to make sure that customers always enjoy their experience at El Vaquero, Adam wakes up to early enough to be in at 6am, just to prepare his salsas, guacamole, meats, rice and beans that will be the basis

of the food he serves throughout the day. Nothing is kept from the day before. Not a single batch is made to last the week. Everything is created with the intention that you’re only going to get fresh ingredients and an authentic Mexican flavor. “We just want to give the customers a broader variety of what Mexican is,” adds Erika. “We’ve got your basic burritos, tacos, nachos… But hopefully with our specials, we’ll give you something that’s more from Mexico City and what that area has to offer. We don’t really have the nachos in Mexico City; we really want to show some of our authentic food, from out there.”

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If you ask Randy or Carol Best, owner/operators of Ultra VAC, why you should buy a vacuum from them, instead of at a box store, they will tell it to you straight, “Walmart doesn’t have real vacuums.” Carol adds to Randy’s assertion, “You always say that anything you see on the bench, too often, we won’t sell out front. That’s usually a pretty good indication that people aren’t going to be happy with it.” Considering that Ultra VAC is the warranty service center for the box store brands, as well as many commercial brands, it’s easy to give them the benefit of the doubt, when it comes to knowing what machine will serve you best. “We enjoy finding the right vacuum for their needs,” expresses Carol. “We have a vacuum for every budget, every need. They’re going to last longer, they’re going to do a better job on their carpet, which makes their carpet last longer, they’re not going to put as much dust back into the air. If people have allergies, we can help with that, too. When people come in, we actually interview ‘em, find out what kind of carpet they have, kids, pets, allergies, bare floors, stairs… We ask them every question we can think of !”



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It isn’t an arduous process and it means that your vacuum will last longer, your carpet will last longer and you’ll spend less money. Randy also brought to my attention that, with some of the new carpets, using the wrong vacuum will void your warranty, as it actively damages your flooring. Odds are good that the kid with the seasonal job in housewares isn’t going to know that. But that’s why we deal with professionals, right? Randy and Carol have been professional floor cleaners – and still are, with Best Carpet Cleaning - for years, before buying Ultra VAC. “I think the general feeling is that, if you go into a mom-and-pop store that you’re going to pay more. Well, you can, but that isn’t going to necessarily be the case,” Says Randy. Carol adds, “ It’s going to depend on what your needs are. Our vacuums start at $149, we tried to get something under $100 in the store, but we couldn’t do that to our customers. “ So, take a little time, stop by Ultra VAC { in Motherload Casino building, right next to A-1 Rental, on Cedar St.} and talk to the Bests, for any of your cleaning needs. After all, if cleanliness is next to godliness, then Ultra VAC wants to make your home a little piece of heaven.

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Lattes & Sundaes match. “That’s one thing, our customer feedback has been that, even with just our drip coffee, that ours is really, really good. Because it’s closer-to-roast and consistent - because of the digital roast - they can count on it being the same, great coffee every time.”

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It’s all about community for the good people at Lattes & Sundaes. From the inviting atmosphere to be found in their dining space, to the friendly baristas, to the community support that they provide, all year round, owner/ operators Cindy and Paul are all about their customers and Helena, in general. “We really appreciate the community shopping locally and, because of that, we’ve been able to give back to the community. That’s really important to us,” states Cindy. A sentiment that becomes clear when you see that they’ve made 19 separate donations to organizations in Helena in 2013 alone, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lewis & Clark Humane Society and Lewis & Clark Public Library. “People shopping locally is what really enables us to do that.” She goes on, “One of the things that Paul has always said is that, if you want to make a lot of money, you can absolutely go be a lawyer or doctor or something like that. If you want to do something to make people happy, feed ‘em! Take care of ‘em. That’s what we chose to do. We want to make people happy.” Which, for a couple who should be thinking about retiring rather than committing to a new business, is a truly noble sentiment and just a small part of why they have a dedicated group of regulars – most of whom they know by name. And the other part? Well, that would be what they’re serving: fresh roasted coffee and homemade food. The pride of which is their “closer-to-roast” coffee. “The longer coffee sits on a shelf the more the flavor degrades,” warns Paul” as well as the caffeine. So that’s why we like to make sure that we bring it in as often as possible, every 48 hours in small batches, so that it’s ‘closer to roast.” Paul goes on to point out that they use the latest digital roasting technology, giving them a batch consistency that traditional, manual-roasted coffee beans simply can’t

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Paul and Cindy The food portion of the business is a relatively recent addition, being offered for about a year now, though it was part of their plan from the time they started up in 2010. “The café side of the business is picking up, we have some great breakfast items,” professes Cindy, “as well as our lunch is getting really well known around the area. We’re just now starting to see our weekend breakfast take off. The fact that we’re open 7 days a week, is an opportunity for people to get a great café breakfast, any day. That kind of availability isn’t something a lot of businesses offer. Every day, someone comes in and raves about something, saying ‘I’m going to tell everyone about this place!’ That’s what makes it worth it.” To Cindy and Paul, every aspect of the experience their customers have is important. “When we were designing this place, we wanted it to be like home; a comfortable space, a place where people could go to relax and enjoy the company of others. I think that we’ve really accomplished that. We get a lot of feedback that it’s nice, it’s clean, it’s enjoyable, it’s relaxing. I can come here to relax with friends or to have a little solitude time, get on the computer, do a little reading, do whatever.” Stop in and see what Lattes & Sundaes has to offer at 503 Fuller Ave. or give them a call to have a pick-up order prepared for one of their delicious lunch offerings at 996-1568.

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Give The Gift Of Everything Helena Gift cards. These businesses are some of the 50 plus merchants that take the gift cards. They are just the right size and will put a smile on anyone’s face. There are so many new businesses in Downtown Helena, and they too accept Downtown Helena gift cards. New businesses include PHILOSOPH(i.e.), Repertoire Art and Design, Jmacs Pottery and Byrd’s Paradise. Purchasing Downtown Helena gift cards is much easier than braving the cold, or venturing out to the big box stores. Call the Downtown Helena office and order yours today 447-1535. They can be purchased in any dollar amount. The friendly staff will have your gift cards ready for you to pick up. Downtown Helena gift cards are the no hassle, universal present that are sure to please anyone on your list. Shop local this holiday season, purchase Downtown Helena gift cards. What goes around, stays around. Shop local.

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If you are looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, look no further, Downtown Helena gift cards are the perfect present for anyone. Give the gift of everything to that hard-toshop-for someone. Downtown Helena gift cards can be used almost everywhere. They are a perfect gift with endless possibilities. Spread some joy this holiday season. The Firetower, Four0six, The Windbag, Lasso the Moon Toys, Blackfoot River Brewing Company, The Man Store, Big Sky Cycling and Fitness, Capital Sports and Western, On Broadway, The Root, ExplorationWorks, Grandstreet Theatre, The Base Camp, The Pan Handler, Saunders Jewelry, Sole Sisters, The Painted Pot, Aunt Bonnies Books, The Bagel Company, Fusion Grille, Pipsqueak, Birds and Beasleys, Silver Star Steak House, Frayed Sew, Taco Del Sol and Salon Off Broadway all have one thing in common; they accept Downtown

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Pistachio & Parmesan Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin Serves 6-8 1 small beef tenderloin, (about 2 lbs.) 2 Tbsp mustard* ½ cup pistachios, shelled ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs ¼ cup minced fresh parsley 2 Tbsp Parmesan Asiago Dipper ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese 2tsp Roasted Garlic Sea Salt 4 Tbsp Garlic & Herb EV Olive Oil 1. Remove the tenderloin from the refrigerator, rub with the mustard, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours (to acclimate.) 2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse the pistachios into small bits. Add the panko, parsley, Parmesan asiago dipper, Parmesan cheese, roasted garlic sea salt, and olive oil to create a rough chopped paste. 3. Preheat oven to 400°F. 4. Remove the tenderloin from the plastic wrap and place in an oven safe dish. Roast for 10 minutes. 5. Remove from the oven and pack the pistachio herb mixture atop the tenderloin.

6. Return the meat to the oven and cook another 20-25 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 125°F (for medium-rare). 7. Allow the meat to rest, tented with foil, for 15 minutes before cutting into ½ inch thick slices. Enjoy!

Tots Continued from page 1 mere seven until the toy giveaway that is associated with the Toys for Tots program. That’s one week in which to rally support for the men and women of the Marine Reserve and their most important mission. That’s one week in which to make any financial donations to the program, of which an amazing 95% is estimated to be used in the purchase toys. And that’s one week in which to make those last donations, to ensure that every Helena child has a merry Christmas. If you would like to receive toys from the Marine Corp Reserve Toys

for Tots please call and register at the Salvation Army at 442-8244. Family Registration will be from now until December 18th and The Toys for Tots Distribution will be on Saturday December 21st at the Salvation Army Gymnasium located at 1905 Henderson.


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HOLLYWOOD -- While Robert Downey Jr. is deciding if he wants to star in “Ironman 4,” he’s been busy making two new films. “Chef,” with Jon Favreau (who directed and acted in “Ironman” and “Ironman 2,” and acted in “Ironman 3”), Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Dustin Hoffman and John Leguizamo, out May 9; and “The Judge,” with Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton and Dax Shepard, which will be released Oct. 10. If Downey decides not to do “Ironman 4,” Mark Walberg has volunteered to replace him. Terence Howard (Oscar nominated for “Hustle & Flow” in 2005) was signed to play Air Force Lt. Col. James “War Machine” Rhodes in “Ironman”

Terence Howard in “Ironman” and two sequels. He was replaced by Don Cheadle in the sequels. Howard recently explained, “We did a three-picture deal -- a certain amount for the first, the second and for the third. They came to me with the second and said, ‘We will pay you one-eighth of what we contractually had for you because we

think the second one will be successful with or without you.’ I called ‘my friend’ (Downey), who I helped get the first job, and he didn’t call me back for three months.” Anyone else would have called their lawyers, but Howard only says, “Oh, I love him. God’s going to bless him.” Sounds like there’s a little rust in that tin man. *** Daniel Day-Lewis won three best-actor Oscars but made a mess of his private life. Well, it used to be private until his son Gabe Day did a rap video saying, “Bipolar stoop kid taking care of biz. Call me Gabe Day and not Gabe Day-Lewis, cause if you’re trying to call me out, I’m going to Gabe Day-Lose it! I know what my name is, and I know what fame is. Judging someone for their dad is just as bad as being a racist.”

Day-Lewis ended his six-year affair in 1995 with French actress Isabelle Adjani, who in 1996 called him a “Lothario” and a “womanizer” in The London Daily Mail. Day-Lewis married Arthur Miller’s daughter, Rebecca, soon after, while he was shooting Miller’s “The Crucible,” and they have two sons. Gabe, 18, who attends Sarah Lawrence College, adds in his rap, “I feel the most grief for my mother, who has no one left but me and my older brother. I’m bipolar, wear it like a badge, was on a bad path, did too many drugs, had a bad trip and re-evaluated my life. Thank God I survived ‘cause now it’s easier to smile.” You just can’t make this stuff up. Hey, Arthur Miller could have gotten two plays out of it! (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.



Bridge is largely a game of percentages, but it is first and foremost a game of reasoning. Whenever possible, a player should try to improve on the cold mathematical percentages by putting to use any extraneous information he might gain as the play progresses. If he does this regularly, he will occasionally discover that the so-called percentage play is destined to lose, and

that his only real chance is to adopt an anti-percentage play. For example, take this deal where South lost the first two club tricks and ruffed the third club. Declarer had to lose a diamond trick, so the contract hinged on not losing a trick to the king of hearts. Declarer knew that the correct percentage play in hearts, missing three to the king, was to lead the jack from dummy and finesse. This would offer a much better chance of avoiding a heart loser than simply playing the ace in the hope of catching the singleton king. But before committing himself to this line of play, South decided to collect a bit more information about the opposing hands. So at trick four, he led the diamond deuce to the queen, and when this lost

to East’s ace, he realized he would have to abandon the normal percentage play in trumps and instead pin his hopes on finding West with the singleton king. This was because East had passed at his first turn and had already shown up with the A-Q of clubs and ace of diamonds. Had he also held the king of hearts, he would surely have opened the bidding. And so, after East returned a diamond at trick five, South won with the king and laid down the ace of hearts, felling West’s king to score a well-deserved victory. The collateral information declarer collected during the early play had changed the percentage play into a non-percentage play.

“Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America” by Jason Fagone (Crown Publishers, $26) Reviewed by Molly Ford In 2007, the Automobile X Prize was announced. Run by a private foundation, the goal was to offer a large sum of money -- between $2.5 million and $5 million -- in order

to entice teams to build a car that was safe, could be mass-produced, and travel 100 miles on the energy equivalent of 1 gallon of gasoline. Ordinary people were the ones who answered the call to create what Detroit either couldn’t or wouldn’t. Author Jason Fagone follows four main teams: a West Coast start-up company that is the early favorite; a pair of high-school sweethearts who are spending their life savings; a largerthan-life German real-estate developer working on a car so light you can push it with your thumb; and a group of West Philadelphia high-school

students who are competing for the X Prize while balancing teenage life. Fagone writes in a character-driven, plain-speak style that eliminates the need to be a car enthusiast or gearhead to enjoy reading the book. And as a writer who is gentle with his subjects, Fagone makes the case that the real fuel powering these cars is hope and hard work. If you love innovation, competition, or dreams, this is your read.


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Watch For Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s During The Holidays •

(NAPS)—The holiday season can be an especially important time of year to take a closer look at the physical and cognitive health of family and friends. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, spending time with friends and family members who may not see each other regularly throughout the year provides a great opportunity for a fresh perspective on health and behavior changes. Cognitive changes can occur with age; however, memory problems that impact daily living are not a part of typical aging. Recognizing the differences between normal aging and potentially more serious problems can help to identify when it may be time to see a doctor. Know the 10 Warning Signs An important part of an early Alzhei-

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