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For Sale: Targhee Rams-Yearlings w/ fine wool and high growth genetics. Contact Leo Barthelmess, 406-658-2627. 10-I:11-II

Chinook’s 27th Annual

Parade of Lights, Christmas Stroll & Festival of Trees! Friday, November 23rd

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor, contact Jennifer Hellman at 945-7978 or visit www.ChinookMontana.com to sign up!

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The 2012 Parade of Lights and Christmas Stroll is sponsored by the Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce.

For Sale: Rottweiler Weimaraner cross puppies. Excellent family dogs, exc. guard dogs, very protective, super intelligent. All black in color. Tails docked, vaccinated, wormed. Asking $400, negotiable, to good homes. (406) 423-7777. 10-II

See Them All in One Place: Kawasaki, Polaris, Honda and Yamaha Sports City Cyclery, 101 57th St S, Great Falls, 406-727-8566. 10-I


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CONTENTS:

For Sale: ‘93 Big overhead camper with fully contained, 9.5 ft. $5,000, will deal. Call 4440 or 390-2466.

Classifieds, Classifieds, EVERYWHERE! Pg.

Advertising Info................11 Bill’s Food Corner........... 10 Comm. Loyalty Page...... 21 Conservative Cow Dr...... 23 Cowboy Poetry by............ 5 Fred Liese Dave Says...................... 17 “Laugh Lines”.................. 15 “Money Talks” Financial Column.......................... 7 Realty Section.................. 8 Rodeo Roundup............. 13 Subscriptions...................11 “Things to Know”.............. 4 Thanks for reading TRICIA’S TRADER! See pg 11 to place an ad!

Classified Rates: Classified, $10 up to 8 lines $1 per line each add’l 13 lines maximum. $5 bold, $5 boxed Runs two issues.

Tire trouble? See us for your farm tire needs. Pehrson’s Firestone, Chinook 357-2570 or 3305. After hours 357-3807. 10-II

Wanted: Looking for a transmission for a ‘93-’94 Ford Ranger with automatic, 4x4 and 4.0 engine. call 3903551 or 658-2149. 10-II

The next issue of Tricia’s Trader will be distributed Wed., November 7th, 2012. Ad Submission DEADLINE is Wed., October 31st at 9am. FBR

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Want to invest in farm land? 675 ACRES in Phillips County, MT. Property borders thousands of acres state and BLM land and two Wildlife Refuges with Deer, Elk, Antelope, and Pheasants. Farm is leased with approx 4% return. $435,000 Custom Home plus acreage 160 acres pasture with Gorgeous 4000 sq ft Log Cabin Style home. Has 3 bedrooms, beautiful kitchen, loft and much, much more! Lots of Big Game hunting. Beautiful Vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Must See!! $750,000 400 Acres On Teton River- just N. of Dutton, MT along I-15. Approx 1 mile of treed river bottom with 125 ac of cropland, offers great pheasant and deer hunting. (can be splint in 2 parcels/ more land available) $925,000 Clear Creek Heights Two Level 5 bedroom home with 2 car garage on 4.8 acres. Just 2 miles from Chinook, MT on Clear Creek Rd. $175,000 Call for details. Call Mark Pyrak at (406) 788-9280 www.fbrealty.com 1426 Front Street, Fort Benton, MT (800)406-0946

***THE DOWNTOWN ANTIQUE MALL*** Nascar Collectibles, hunting and fishing gear, Vintage, CocaCola, Books, furniture, Coins, Red Wing Pottery, glassware, dolls, and much more! 611 Central Ave., Great Falls, 406-899-5223. 10-I:1-II

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Permanent Cosmetics & Tattoos by Sue. Certified Permanent Cosmetic Technician. In Malta call 390-2240. 10-II


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THINGS TO KNOW:

We are Losers! Find out how you can be a loser too. Call Go Figure-Hi-Line Style today! (406) 759-SLIM (7546). Serving Havre to Shelby!!! 10-II

Oct. 23 & 30th, Tues.: START PLANNING TO OWN A HOME NOW! Home buyers ed class coming to Shelby area. Call (406)434-9161 x111 to pre-register & for information. Oct. 25 & Nov. 1, Thurs.: Assess YOUR Mortgage Readiness, with Homebuyers Planning Classes, Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.,US Bank Hospitality Room, 235 1st ST Havre, fee $25. Call (406)434-9161x111 to register and for more information. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Nov. 4, Sun.: HARVEST DINNER and BAZAAR: Hogeland American Lutheran Church, Bazaar starts 11:30 am. Dinner noon - 2pm, Adults and high school - $9, 1-8 grades -$5, preschool - free. Please join us! Nov. 6, Tue.: ELECTION DAY. Don’t forget to vote! Nov. 15, Thurs.: THANKS FOR HARVEST SOUP SUPPER FESTIVAL: Hogeland American Lutheran Church, Supper 6 pm, Service 7pm, Vern and Debbie Cichosz will perform, freewill offering will go to Wilma Van Valkenburg for her kidney transplant. Nov. 15 & 29th, Thurs.: START PLANNING TO OWN A HOME NOW! 5-9 p.m.,US Bank @ 235 1st ST Havre,fee $20,Call (406)434-9161x111 to register and for more information.

For Lease: 730 acres of For Sale: Weaner pigs, crop land SE of Chinook. ready to go now, in Dodson. 10-I Call (406) 262-5008. 10-I Call 406-390-6254.

Let us know what’s happening in your area. It’s free and it gets read! Call 379-2377 or email kimmelkreations@yahoo.com.

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Photo courtesy Meryl Rygg McKenna, Lewistown News-Argus.

COWBOY POETRY BY H. FRED LIESE Fred Liese makes his home at the edge of Black Coulee near Turner, Montana. Raised on the Big Flat, he finds plenty of “inspiration” in the people and things around him every day, and Fred’s brand of entertainment has earned him a large following throughout the US and Canada.

Dad’s Birthday: One Year Less Than a Century The cake was ordered in advance The bakery took the task Half was chocolate half was white It’s as my sister asked.

As the cake it was unveiled Reconstruction happened fast Decorations found removal These items quickly cast.

His age, it was not mentioned When constructing this dessert There was a caption she’d request “He’s as old as dirt”.

The siblings found amusement But out of pure respect The picture quickly altered It’s now socially correct.

The bakers used imagination When they pictured a design A portrait framed up readily Their ingredients combined.

These items found replacement Now it’s cows and sheep and chickens The dirt resembled something more Than where they had been pickin’.

They baked it to perfection Then allowed it time to cool They whipped up all the icings They followed every rule.

It was a rapid reconstruction Erasing giggles, laughs and groans The cake adorned the decorations ….They were skeletons and bones. ~Fred Liese Tricia’s Trader, © 2012

Their creation was completed It’s now hidden in the box To the party, it’s delivered It launched momentary shocks…

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For Sale: ‘93 LeSabre, bad engine, great body and interior, 4 new tires, $500 OBO or by piece. ‘73 Lincoln Continental Mark IV, excellent condition, strong 460 engine. ‘59 Ford 1/2 Ton flat bed, 4x4, runs well, needs rear wheel bearings, $1,000 OBO. Call 654-7794. 10-I:12-II

LOGS! 900-1000 ft of 8” D Logs, $6,400 obo. Excess from home, construction/contractor over ordered (ouch!). Retail is approx $9,000. Build that log cabin you always wanted! Dawn or Mark, 564-1167 (Belt). 10-I

Grazing: Fall grazing available. Alfalfa and meadow in the Wagner/Malta valley for approx. 200 head for 2 months or more. Well is available. Call 406-390-3551. 10-II

For Rent: Lots for rent West of Wolf Point. $500 per month. Call (406) 942-0164. 10-I

For Sale: ‘99 Cardinal 28 ft. 5th wheel camper, 2 slideouts, oak interior, Arctic package, 16” tires, a/c, heat. Call 406-386-2496.. 10-II

For Rent: Independent Living for adults 62+ or disabled. HUD subsidy available if qualified. Stop by or call Today!!! Sweet Grass Lodge, 511 First Street West, Chester, MT 59522. 406-759-5400. MTRS Relay: Dial 711 ***Equal Housing Opportunity*** Handicapped Accessible. 10-I:1-I Robert Westland Estate sale: Oct.13th, 9am. Turn south at Frazer, continuing south go 1.4m on blacktop and 1.5 on gravel. Westland ranch on the right, look for signs. GSI Auction Services will be heading the auction. 406-228-9306 or for more info call 406-7852541 or 406-785-7009. 10-I For Sale: Used oilfield pipe, rods, cable & guard rail. New HDPE pipe. Engineered bridges for pivots, vehicles, walking & ATV. Clips & post caps. Toll free (866)683-7299 or (406)4537299, BIG SKY PIPE AND DESIGN, Great Falls. Call TODAY and ask for our free catalog. VISIT US ONLINE http://bigskypipeandsupply. com/html. 10-I:3-II


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For Sale: 1984 Valley 4971 Modified Center Pivot, 4 tower - 674.95”, 150 GPM @ 26 PSI, 11.2x24 tires, drops and Senninger flat sprays, no end gun, electric drive motors, Model 4865, with last tower speed @ 6.10 FPM; also 10 H.P. SO Grundfos Pump and 60S50-7 5 H.P. Submersible Pump. Asking $25,000 OBO. Call 406-525-3732 evenings or early morning. 10-I:11-II For Sale: 3-phase Jacuzzi Well Pump. 48 gal/min at 500 ft. 440. 10-horse, 3 wire, #6 rubber coated electrical wire, 300 ft, 2” outlet on pump. 82” long, 5.5” diameter. Takes a 6” well casing. Model #1056A20/A 2D7054927. Located in Big Sandy. Like new, barely used. Originally worth $6,000; willing to sell for $1,500, OBO. Call Roy at (406) 378-2238. 10-I Auction Sale: BIGHAM Real Estate and Equipment Auction, Sat., Oct. 20, 10am. Signs will be posted, to be held at Dodson, MT. See our ad on pg. 27 for full details. Hi Line Auction Co., 406654-1772 or 654-4053. 10-II

Money Talks

By guest contributor Greg Dugdale of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Havre, Montana

Lump Sum vs. Dollar Cost Averaging: Which Is Better? Some people go swimming by diving into the pool; others prefer to edge into the water gradually, especially if the water’s cold. A decision about putting money into an investment can be somewhat similar. Is it best to invest your money all at once, putting a lump sum into something you believe will do well? Or should you invest smaller amounts regularly over time to try to minimize the risk that you might invest at precisely the wrong moment? Periodic investing and lump-sum investing both have their advocates. Understanding the merits and drawbacks of each can help you make a more informed decision. What is dollar cost averaging? Periodic investing is the process of making regular investments on an ongoing basis (for example, buying 100 shares of stock each month for a year). Dollar cost averaging is one of the most common forms of periodic investing. It involves continuous investment of the same dollar amount into a security at predetermined intervals--usually monthly, quarterly, or annually--regardless of the investment’s fluctuating price levels. Because you’re investing the same amount of money each time when you dollar cost average, you’re automatically buying more shares of a security when its share price is low, and fewer shares when its price is high. Over time, this strategy can provide an average cost per share that’s lower than the average market price (though it can’t guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market). The accompanying graph illustrates how share price fluctuations can yield a lower average cost per share through dollar cost averaging. In this hypothetical example, ABC Company’s stock price is $30 a share in January, $10 a share in February, $20 a share in March, $15 a share in April, and $25 a share in May. If you invest $300 a month for 5 months, the number of shares you would buy each month would range from 10 shares when the price is at a peak of $30 to 30 shares when the price is only $10. The average market price is $20 a share ($30+$10+$20+$15+$25 = $100 divided by 5 = $20). However, because your $300 bought more shares at the lower share prices, the average purchase price is $17.24 ($300 x 5 months = $1,500 invested divided by 87 shares purchased = $17.24). The merits of dollar cost averaging In addition to potentially lowering the average cost per share, investing a predetermined amount regularly automates your decision-making, and can help take emotion out of your investment decisions. And if your goal is to buy low and sell high, as it should be, dollar cost averaging brings some discipline to that process. Though it can’t help you know when to sell, and your shares could be worth more or less than their original cost when you do sell, this strategy can help you pursue the “buy low” portion of the equation. Also, many people don’t have a lump sum to invest all at once; any investments come out of their income stream--for example, as contributions to their workplace retirement savings account. In such cases, dollar cost averaging may not only be an easy strategy; it may be the most realistic option. The case for investing a lump sum Maybe you’re considering rolling over an IRA or have just received a pension payout. Perhaps you’ve inherited a large amount of money, or the mail-order sweepstakes’ prize patrol has finally shown up at your door. You might be thinking about the best way to shift your asset allocation or how to invest the proceeds of a certificate of deposit. Or maybe you’ve been parking some money in cash alternatives and now want to invest it. In cases like these, you may want to at least investigate the merits of lump-sum investing. Several academic studies have compared dollar cost averaging to lump-sum investing and concluded that, because markets have risen over the long term in the past, investing in the market today tends to be better than waiting until tomorrow, since you have a longer opportunity to benefit from any increase in prices over time. For example, a 2009 study by the Association of Investment Companies found that an investor who put a lump sum into the average British investment company at the end of April 2008 (talk about bad timing!) would have been down 30% one year later. Someone who invested the same total amount divided over 12 months would have been down only 7%. However, when the study examined the previous 5 years rather than a single year, the lump-sum investment made in April 2004 would have been up 26% by April 2009, compared to the periodic investment strategy’s loss of 10% over the same time. Several U.S. studies over several decades reviewed overall stock market performance and reached a similar conclusion: the longer your time frame, the greater the odds that a lump-sum investment will outperform dollar cost averaging. Considerations about dollar cost averaging • Think about whether you’ll be able to continue your investing program during a down market. The return and principal value of stocks fluctuate with changes in market conditions. If you stop when prices are low, you’ll lose much of the benefit of dollar cost averaging. Consider both your financial and emotional ability to continue making purchases through periods of low and high price levels. Plan ahead for how you’ll manage the temptation to stop investing when the chips are down. • The cost benefits of dollar cost averaging tend to diminish a bit over very long periods of time, because time alone also can help average out the market’s ups and downs. • Don’t forget to consider the cost of transaction fees, which can mount up over time with periodic investing. Considerations about investing a lump sum • The lump-sum studies reflect the long-term historical direction of the stock market since record-keeping began in 1925. That doesn’t mean the markets will behave in the future as they have in the past, or that there won’t be extended periods in which stock prices don’t rise. Even if they do move up, they may not do so immediately and forever once you invest. • Even if you don’t have a large lump sum to invest now, you may be able to save smaller amounts and invest the total in a lump sum later. However, many people simply aren’t disciplined enough to keep their hands off that money. Unless the money is invested automatically, you may be more tempted to spend your savings rather than investing them, or skip a month--or two or three. • Even seasoned investors have difficulty timing the market, so ignoring fluctuations and continuing to invest regularly may still be an improvement over postponing a decision indefinitely while you wait for the “right time” to invest. • Don’t forget that a lump sum invested in a single security inherently involves more risk than a lump sum put into a more diversified portfolio, regardless of your time frame. In the end, deciding between lump-sum investing and dollar cost averaging illustrates the classic risk-reward tradeoff that all investments entail. Even if you’re convinced a lump-sum investment might produce a higher net return over time, are you comfortable with the uncertainty and level of risk involved? Or are you increasing the odds that you won’t be able to handle short-term losses--especially if they occur shortly after you invest your lump sum--and sell at the wrong time? It’s important to know yourself and your limitations as an investor. Understanding the pros and cons of each approach can help you make the decision that best suits your personality and circumstances. Of course, once you turn 65, you’ll be eligible for Medicare. You’ll want to contact the Social Security Administration approximately three months before your 65th birthday to discuss your options. This information, developed by an independent third party, has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. does not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete. This information is not a complete summary or statement of all available data necessary for making an investment decision and does not constitute a recommendation. The information contained in this report does not purport to be a complete description of the securities, markets, or developments referred to in this material. This information is not intended as a solicitation or an offer to buy or sell any security referred to herein. Investments mentioned may not be suitable for all investors. The material is general in nature. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. does not provide advice on tax, legal or mortgage issues. These matters should be discussed with the appropriate professional. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, an independent broker/dealer, and are not insured by FDIC, NCUA or any other government agency, are not deposits or obligations of the financial institution, are not guaranteed by the financial institution,


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Would you like to LOSE WEIGHT? Clinically supervised. 3-7 lb/week is typical. It’s possible for you with Wellness Weighs! Call Lewistown (406) 538-7201, Malta (406) 654-4140, Havre (406) 399-5200, or Great Falls (406) 454-1000. 10-I

For Sale: 3 bedroom 1 bath Malta home, w/ detached single car garage located on a large corner lot. Includes plumbing in the basement for an additional bathroom. Asking $59,000 (118WD6) missouririverrealty. com. 406-654-2273. 10-II Wanted: 1964-1974 Olds Cutlass/442 cars or parts. Call Mike at (406) 366-0830. 10-I

For Sale: Sawdust - a mixture of pine and cottonwood, about 2 or 3 pickup loads; and wood chips - a variety of wood with some twigs and leaves. Make offer, call 399-0913. 10-I We Buy Antiques! One item or a household, give us a call! Virgelle Mercantile, celebrating 100 years in 2012. 1-800426-2926 or 378-3110. 10-I


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Bill’s Food

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Dig right in to our newest regular guest column! Bill Hake invites you to test his recipes and his theories and tell us what you think. And he takes “requests”!

Here’s a recipe for clam chowder that makes a really good cold-weather meal. Clams are a good source of iodine, a nutrient that most of us landlubbers don’t get enough of. Including more food from the sea would be a healthy choice. Foods like chowders and soups are a good choice to help us lower our calorie intake by satisfying our hunger with flavorful liquids that provide fewer calories than solid food. This chowder would be even better if you could find fresh clams. If you use fresh clams, you would need at least two pounds of shucked clams. Cut them into small pieces and with an additional bottle of clam juice bring to a boil and cook for at least 1 hour to tenderize. Then follow the recipe except for the canned clams. This is a large batch so there will be leftovers, but it’s better the next day and it freezes well. This is a New England style chowder. I have yet to find a Boston style chowder (with tomatoes as a base) that I like. If any of you have one that you really like, I’d be interested in seeing it. Contact me at bhake@mtintouch.net or Bill’s Food Corner, PO Box 81, Turner, MT.

Bill’s Clam Chowder

(406) 265-2250

4- 10 oz. cans clams 1- 6 oz. bottle Clam juice 1- lb. Bacon 2- oz. Butter 2- Tbsp. flour 4- stalks of Celery 1- medium Onion 1- small Green Pepper 5- medium Potatoes 1- qt. Half-and-half or whipping cream 2- Tbsp. dry parsley

Put clams with clam juice in a large stockpot on medium-low heat. Cut bacon into small pieces and fry on medium-high heat until cooked but not crisp. Lower heat to low, add butter and flour, stirring constantly until flour is well incorporated. You can add a little additional flour if needed to absorb all of the bacon grease and butter (you don’t want to brown the flour, so keep the heat low) then add to clams. Dice celery, onion, green pepper and potatoes, and add to Clams with just barely enough water or additional clam juice to cover. Cover and simmer (slow simmer) for 30 minutes. When vegetables are cooked add half-and-half, or whipping cream and parsley. Don’t be afraid of the extra fat in whipping cream; it’s good healthy animal fat. Cook just a little longer to incorporate the flavor into the cream. Season to taste with your favorite seasoning salt. (Old Bay is a good choice.) If you like a little livelier flavor, Cayenne pepper is a healthy choice.

The Swap Shop: See Wolf Point for a Pawn Broker that carries a great variety of things: kitchen tables, guns, games, hand and power tools, T.V.’s too much to mention it all. Come check out our selection at 121 Anaconda Street, Wolf Point MT. 406-653-1410. 9-II:12-I Now Accepting Donations: A live and silent auction to be held October 28 for WILMA VAN VALKENBURG to help defray medical expenses. Auction to be held at 5th Avenue Christian Church, Havre, MT. Soup and homemade bread to be served. Contact Barb Brown to donate today, 406-265-4741. 10-I

FOR SALE! ~ FOR SALE! ~ FOR SALE!

C’mon, You know you want me!

AKC English Bulldog puppies, full registration and shots. $1,800 each. Both parents are available to see. Call (406)379-2585 or (406)390-4756.

Roofing Specialists: Copperleaf LLC roofing specialists, flat, shingled, metal, low sloped. Commercial or residential, let us give you options. Call 406-924-9402. 9-II:12-II

See Lewistown Honda-PolarisKawasaki for a large selection of used ATVs and motorcycles. Call 1-800-823- 0226 or visit our web site at www. lewistownhonda.com. 10-I

TREE SALES: 2 size spades, large tree moving, shelter belt thinning, relocating. Serving the Triangle area for 38 years!!! Call Dave today! Transa-Tree, Great Falls, (406)788-2182. 9-II:12-I


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View the bulls prior to the sale at Hould Feedlot, 6.5 miles West of Malta on Wagner Hwy 363.

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Tires! Come check out our prices on tires at the Malta Tire Factory, 5 N. 1st St. W., Malta. Until 11-22-12 we are offering a mail-in rebate on purchase of 4 select tires-Hankook Dynapro AT/M, Hankook Optimo H727, Nokian Rotiiva and 5 different Goodyear tires. Call Dan to see how much you can save. Malta Tire Factory, 406-654-2120. 10-II PLEASE HELP: We are 3 aluminum house jacks (A1022’s). We were taken (I am sure by mistake) from a job in Chinook. $100 per jack reward offered. No questions asked. We need to get back to Dale Freitag House Moving, Box 1465, Malta, MT 59538. Call (406)654-1123. 10-I

Art’s Furniture and Carpet: Open 6pm-9pm Oct. 25th during the Malta Merchants annual Harvest Fest Stroll-Christmas Scrip Kickoff and Parade of Lights. 20% off storewide, select sales up to 60% off, free delivery, accepting Christmas Scrip. Art’s Furniture and Carpet, 126 Central Ave. S., Malta, 406-654-2251. 10-II

ARIZONA HOME FOR RENT: Fully furnished 2BD/2BA home in Buckeye. Located in Sundance Golf Community, close to shopping, easy freeway access. 30 miles west of Phoenix, 10 miles from Goodyear Baseball Stadium. $1,500/month. Call 406-292-3662. 10-II


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Malta Tire is ready to help you with all your automotive repairs and tractor tire repairs. Malta Tire, Hwy 2 West, Malta. 406-654-2120. 10-I:12-II

Radio Shack in Malta is a Verizon and Dish Network dealer, carrying many electronics and all their extras. Come check out the Garmin GPSMAP 62s handheld navigator, add the HuntMT memory card to identify public and private land ownership. It’s all here at Radio Shack, First Street, Malta, 406-654-3639. 10-II

Johnny and Math Little Johnny was going to a public school and he was doing very badly in math. So his mother decided to put him into a Catholic school. When she got his report card at the end of the term, his marks in math had improved tremendously. So she asked him why. He replied, “When I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they meant business!” For Sale: 2000 Ford Expedition XLT, Very Good Condition. Bench seats with 3rd seat. New Windshield, front brake rotors and pads, front & rear. $4,500. (406) 376-3268. 10-I For Sale: 53 Black Angus bred hfrs, ultrasounded & sexed for short calving periods. Also, 12 coming 5-yr old Angus cows. All bred to sons of TC Franklin. Need summer grazing for 300 AU for 2013. All locations considered, but prefer North Central MT. 262-5448. 10-II


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We are pleased to offer you this newest feature in Tricia’s Trader authored by Dave Ramsey.

DAVE SAYS: Who Is Dave Ramsey? Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, popular national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestsellers – The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace Revisited and More Than Enough. In them, Ramsey exemplifies his life’s work of teaching others how to be financially responsible, so they can acquire enough wealth to take care of loved ones, live prosperously into old age, and give generously to others.

DEAR DAVE, When it comes to taking control of your money and living on a budget, what’s the biggest thing a family can live without? ~Will Dear Will, There are always the shiny things people can do without. Sometimes people sell a fancy car or boat and get rid of a $600-a-month payment right off the bat. But on a regular, day-to-day basis, I think maybe the biggest and best thing you can amputate from your life is eating out. I love a good restaurant, and I’ve got nothing against the industry. The problem, though, is that people are struggling to pay their bills or set aside something for retirement because they’re eating out all the time. Most folks simply don’t realize how much money they throw away by heading to the drive-through for lunch or going out to dinner “once in a while.” I want people to enjoy life, and a great part of that can be going out and having a meal with your family and friends. Just don’t do it when you’re broke. If you’re having financial issues, the only time you should see the inside of a restaurant is if you’re working there! —Dave DEAR DAVE, We’re expecting our second child next spring, and even though we have an extra bedroom, our place is pretty small for a growing family. We also have $40,000 in student loan debt hanging over our heads, but we can save up almost $50,000 by the time the baby’s here. Should we use this money to buy a bigger home or pay off debt? ~Chris Dear Chris, If it were me, I’d make sure to knock out the student loan before buying a house. Trust me, if you buy a home with a ton of debt hanging over your heads, Murphy will move into your spare bedroom and make your lives miserable. If it can happen, it will happen. And that’s especially true when it comes to buying a house when you don’t have much cash on hand. You’re telling me you can save nearly $50,000 by next year. That means you guys are making pretty good money. So there’s no reason you can’t turn around and do the same thing next year, right? I mean, this is only a one- or two-year program we’re talking about. In another year’s time, you could save up for a huge down payment with some extra savings on the side. If you waited and saved for two years, there’s a possibility you could pay cash for a bigger place outright. Imagine how cool it would be to have your own home with no mortgage payments! Just clean up the extra bedroom and fix it up as a nice nursery. Some new carpet or hardwood is always nice. Throw in a fresh coat of paint, and you’re in business. Then, a year or two after the new baby arrives, you’ll be ready to move from a financial and a family perspective. A baby can live just fine in a small bedroom. There’s nothing in the world wrong with that! —Dave * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. He’s authored four New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 5 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramsey.com.

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Get your Snapfish, Fuji or Inkubook Photobooks from Kimmel Kreations. Visit our website www.kimmel-kreations. com. Hard cover or Soft cover, as many pages as you like. Simple and easy to order. Get prints made also! Call and let us help you! 379-2377. x

ANTIQUES! Vintage, CocaCola, Books, Coins, Red Wing Pottery, NASCAR Collectibles, hunting and fishing gear, glassware, dolls, furniture and much more! THE DOWNTOWN ANTIQUE MALL, 611 Central Ave., Great Falls, 406-899-5223 10-II


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For Sale: 3,000 heavy round bales of alfalfa/grass hay. $100/ ton. 30 miles north of US border at Frontier, Sask. (306)2964769 or (306)296-4525. 8-I:2-I

New Paint Job: If you have dents or need a new paint job, we can make your vehicle look like new. Come see us at Hi-Line Collision Repair Center, 740 2nd. Ave S., Glasgow MT or give us a call at 406-228-2433. 10-II

For Sale: Two 12x14’ NEW insulated, overhead doors, $1,000 each. 12x12’ roll-up door, $700. Call Tony’s Post Frame (406) 538-2000. 10-II


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For Sale: Mesquite, NV / Scenic AZ 1ac-5ac parcels. RV Lots starting at $39k w/water & power. Terms avail. C. Steyee, Premier Properties of NW AZ. (702) 497-9107 crslvcowboy@ yahoo.com. 10-II:2-II Straw For Sale: in large 3x4 square bales. Call 379-2585. 10-I UPCOMING AUCTIONS: Dealer Liquidation, Oct. 6, Moose Lodge, Black Eagle; Estate Auction, Oct 20, Old Budweiser Warehouse, 701 River Drive S, Great Falls; Nov 10, Moose Lodge, Black Eagle. The Barn Auctions, Great Falls, Mark Your Calendars and check it out on-line at www.barnauctions.com. 10-I For Sale: New Holland Bale Wagon Stack Liner, Model 1033; John Deere 7520 with Blade, runs good. Call 406-525-3732 evenings or early morning. 10-I

For Sale: AQHA horses: Weanlings, yearling & two’s, broodmares & stallions. Poco Bueno ~ King breeding. Call 355-4943. 10-I

For Sale: Immaculately restored sheepwagon with all the amenities of camping. Camp in rustic style! Asking $9,500. Located in Minnesota, delivery will be arranged. Call 406-379-2512. x For Sale: 2 bedroom 1 bath Malta home with enclosed porches, patio and chain link fenced backyard. Includes appliances, detached 2 stall garage and is near downtown. Asking $64,000 (127OR6) missouririverrealty. com. 406-654-2273. 10-II

Zero Montana Hatchery: Specializing in chickens, ducks, geese and guineas. 1261 W. Old Hwy 10, Terry, MT. Call 406-852-4282. 7-I:6-II-13

Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. has immediate openings in Conrad, Havre, and Glasgow! Training wages start at $30,000! Come to work for Schwan’s as a full time employee with full benefits– health insurance, paid vacation, etc. Want to learn more? Apply online at www.schwansjobs.com or call Bob at 406-945-3047. 10-II


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Small Businesses...Keeping Montana Strong!

Just like “It takes a community to raise a child”, it takes small businesses to strengthen a community. Without loyal communityminded businesses, many Montana towns would be nothing more than a happy memory. These dedicated companies consistently provide jobs, industry, donations and volunteer services to the patrons who support them. They know that without a healthy economy in their town, their own companies will suffer, so they give back faithfully....When you see them be sure to say, “Thanks!”

Supporting the communities we work in...

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HARLEM: Richman Insurance LEWISTOWN: Snowy Mountain Motors Lewistown Rental Duane Sparks Auto CHINOOK: Jamieson Motors American Garage, LLC TURNER: Reed’s Ag Enterprises ~ Turner Supply HAVRE: North Star Dodge Custom Collision Repair Havre Muffler & Brake Havre Ready Mix Pacific Steel & Recycling Tilleman Motor Co. RUDYARD: McNair Furniture MALTA: Radio Shack Malta First State Bank Great Northern Hotel & Restaurant ~ Maltana Motel Crossroads Coffee ~ Feigel Photo Liquor Haven ~ Travel Haven Mint Bar R & G Feeds HINSDALE: Stoughie’s Bar & Grill WOLF POINT: Northern Prairie Auto Sales

American Garage, LLC The American Garage story is one that started decades ago and has fairly exploded in recent years. It all began in a little place downtown Chinook where Precision Auto Body is now located. Then-owners Weirmiller & Patterson sold Willys Knight and Overland cars out of that facility. Now the story diverges a bit, coming to the beginning of the 21st century with a young couple pursuing a career in the mechanics business. Scott DePriest, having grown up in the family business DePriest GMC, had received his received his Associate’s Degree in the General Motors Automotive Service Education Program in Twin Falls, Idaho. He and his wife Heather opened their business in the former Circle K food store on Main Street in July of 2006, borrowing their namesake from the previous Chinook establishment. They started with one employee and grew from there. In 2011, they began renovations to the former DePriest GMC building located on US Highway 2 and moved into the remodeled facility in December of that year. The remodel allowed the couple to expand their business, providing more adequate parking and additional work bays which meant room to hire more mechanics. Today, they have 10 dedicated individuals on board. Besides Scott and Heather, the team consists of six other full and part-time mechanics––Cyle Green, Kris Parsons, Cody Barber, Dan Skoyen, Chaz Unruh, and Kole Engle–plus two TOP: The original American Garage located other secretarial employees, Jennifer Hellman and Laurel White. where Precision Auto Body is located today in The list of services available at American Garage is extensive, including Chinook. BOTTOM: The remodeled facility oil changes, diagnostics, exhaust systems, tune-ups, carbeuration, transmissions, shortly after the addition was completed (far motors, air conditioning, heating and electrical on all makes and models of cars, right). trucks, SUVs and heavy duty trucks and semis. They pride themselves on providing quality repairs in an honest and professional manner. If it doesn’t need replaced, they won’t replace it; if it does, they will. Additionally, American Garage has become well known for their high quality diagnostics and their ability to diagnose issues others can’t, which is highly valuable to their customers who come from every industry and walk of life including farmers, ranchers, commercial oil and gas companies, schools, railroad workers, individuals and everyone in between. The company’s early historical roots in Chinook lend heavily toward its community-minded attitude today. Scott and Heather both subscribe to the philosophy that active community involvement is what keeps small towns alive. Without strong advocates of that mentality, no projects are completed and little growth occurs. Heather notes, “We are firm believers in shopping locally and keeping our hard-earned dollar in town. Spending locally keeps the economy strong.” Scott and Heather fiscally support almost every event, project, organization or benefit possible. They support anyone who is trying to make a change for the better. They personally commit hours of time and energy The 2012 American Garage T-ball team, coached to making their community better. American Garage sponsors a golf team, a by Carol Murch and Scott DePriest. Part of the youth soccer team, and a youth baseball team. They are corporate sponsors team, of course, is Scott’s oldest son Dentin, of Chinook High School extracurricular activities, and support local derbies, pictured front left. truck pulls, and car enthusiast groups like the Blaine County Cruisers. As a director on the Chinook Chamber of Commerce board, Heather is integral in helping Chinook’s businesses give back to their town on a continuing basis. She is also on a community planning board for Bear Paw Development, the Committee for Preservation and Development of Bear Paw Battlefield, and is actively involved in the production of many town events, including the Parade of Lights, Sugarbeet Festival, preschool events and fundraisers, Blaine County Fair, community development programs, and she helps write grants for different organizations. She’s proud that Chinook now has a Visitor Center and that the town was able to purchase a large number of tables and chairs for community use. She feels it’s important to help different groups work together toward the same goal of keeping their community strong.

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WEIGHT LOSS THAT WORKS! No gimmicks, shakes, bars or powders Looking to lose 20 pounds, shed inches and keep it off? Real Time Coaching, used and created by Chris Powell of Biggest Loser Weight Loss. 12 Weeks to a new you. Guaranteed! Call or text for information 403-512-3965. 6-I:12-II

FOR SALE: Our family retreat ~A sturdy cabin in a wooded area near Lincoln. Enjoy the natural world and share the 2.2 acres with wildlife. On county road, electricity, access to Beaver Creek. Ideal for development. Quiet area. Relax with an outside fire and starlit skies. Harvest wood or use as a “base camp” for exploring, hunting, or snowmobiling. Contact broker Sandi Conroy 406-461-6895 or 362-4900 for details and a showing. (Lou Bryant, Gt. Falls, 406-452-7746.)

Homes For Sale: 824 6th St., Havre, MT: Very clean home, beautiful hardwood floors, country kitchen, finished basement, private fenced yard, large garden area, single garage. PRICE REDUCED to $110,000. Also for sale, 6 Spruce Drive, Havre: $215,000. Beautiful Home on 3/4 acre! 4 bedrooms/3 baths, Garage, Central Air, Daylight/WalkOut Basement, Pellet Stove, Rec Room. Call Havre Hi-Line Realty (406) 945-9039. 10-II

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Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor

by Krayton Kerns, DVM, State Rep. HD 58

We hope you enjoy reading this feature in Tricia’s Trader. You may agree, you may disagree with Dr. Kerns’ Ramblings, but

you will always have something to discuss over dinner.

It is Just a Dream Gracefully embraced by the shadows, and with her alluring flesh peeking through a thin negligee, she seductively slid across the satin sheets towards me. I could feel the warmth of her nearly naked body nestling against mine as she pressed her moist lips, full and hard, against my neck before passionately panting, “You’ve got a mess in the kitchen!” Okay, so it was a dream. The trophy wife was actually in a tee shirt and sweat pants, the sheets were mismatched cotton, and a cold elbow to my ribs is what drove home the point I had a “mess in the kitchen.” Here is what happened. I was so fascinated by the specimens we studied in vet school, I set out to boil, bleach and reassemble a complete skeleton of every species I would see in practice. (Yes, such items can be purchased commercially, but that is too easy, plus I was a poor college student.) My dog skeleton project came together without a hitch, but the cat was another story. Worrying the tiny domestic cat bones could make reassembly challenging, I found a mountain lion carcass. Unfortunately, the hunter who bagged the lion grew tired from tediously skinning the front paws, so he chopped off the rear feet with a hatchet and sent them along with the hide to the taxidermist. Thus, my beautiful, full-sized mountain lion skeleton had no rear paws. Three months after assembling my two-pawed lion, I was visiting the anatomy lab cooler when I discovered a fresh soon-to-be discarded pair of feet from a large Newfoundland. I wrapped and stuffed the paws in my book pack before peddling home to married student housing. Apparently, the sparkle of newness was wearing off our twoyear marriage, because my trophy wife did not share my enthusiasm for my good fortune. Standing in the kitchen and using my happy voice, I excitedly explained how I was going to match up the bones. Druann rolled her eyes and sighed. I plopped the feet in a crockpot we had received as a wedding gift and clicked it to “High.” (Crockpots were the hip wedding gifts in the ‘70s…another twist of fate) We ate dinner, studied and went to bed. Sometime during the night, the pot boiled over prompting the trophy wife to seductively elbow me in the ribs and announce the mess in the kitchen. Had I known “Low” was a more appropriate temperature, I would have selected it, but there were no cooking instructions for dog feet anywhere in the owner’s manual. Knowing such information would have prevented this catastrophe, so this brings me to my point. Just like every election cycle for the last 100 years, progressives claim all their new free stuff will be funded by taxing the rich. This too is a dream. With a 16 trillion dollar national debt, this spending spree has boiled over and is dripping off the kitchen counter, yet progressives refuse to shut off the crockpot. Like an elbow to the ribs did to me, a mathematical look at their dream should shock you wide awake. Using 2010 IRS figures, progressives could impose a 100 percent tax rate on American’s making over one million dollars per year (the evil rich) and still only raise enough money to fund government for 88 days, so who will pick up the tab for the remaining 277 days? You will. Obviously, “taxing the rich” is worse than a pipe dream, it is an outright lie. Progressivism dangerously enslaves both the rich and the poor; the rich by debt and the poor by dependency. When will the downtrodden realize they are being used? Government programs never help people out of poverty; instead handouts keep them there, exactly as designed. So once progressivism is fully implemented, only the ruling class will be golfing 25 times per year or taking repeated European vacations. You may be comfortable using the full power of the government to steal money from the producers so as to give freebies to the non-producers. I am not and neither were our founders which is why they established an American republic and not a democracy. Attention voters: Do not go back to sleep until you have cleaned up this mess. READ MORE of Krayton’s op-ed in his 350 page book, Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor - a collection of published and unpublished articles written about the life of a cowboy as it pertains to America’s freedom. Visit kraytonkerns.com to order your copy, available in softcover or hardcover signed editions. Now! Available from Kimmel Kreations: Call 800-756-1817, ext. 101.


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For Sale: Original Spray-Paint Artwork for sale. Located at Fiveheads Screen Printing, Embroidery, Engraving & Made-in-MT Gifts, 39 First St., Havre (406) 262-7929. 10-II

For Sale By Owner: 1BR, 1 bath. Lewistown. $15K walk in tub/shower as seen on TV. Next to elevator for easy access. Senior citizen bus comes daily for transportation. Warm environment with caring neighbors. Formerly used by Mother who has passed away. $99K. OWNER WILL FINANCE. 406-3669070 or 208-443-2482. 10-II For Sale: 2005 Chevy 3500 4x4 LS crew cab long box Duramax, 151K miles, NADA $22,000; our price $17,995. Call Central City Auto & RV (406) 538-9484. 10-II First State Bank of Shelby Banking Hours: MondayThursday Lobby: 9:30am 3:00pm, Drive Up: 8:30am - 3:00pm, Friday Lobby: 9:30am - 5:30pm, Drive Up: 8:30am - 5:30pm. 10-I WORK FROM HOME*PART TIME*: Looking to expand distribution of a revolutionary nutritional discovery. Part Time Potential: $1,000 - $2,000 per month. Commission only. Call or text for information, 403-512-3965. 6-I:12-II For Sale: Central Video in Malta, 211 S. Central. DVDs, VHS, Games. $11,000 plus inventory. Popcorn, pop, candy machines, 2,600 sq. ft. building w/ upper level, 16x61 attached garage and office area. Also included is a 860 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home behind building. Serious inquiries only. Call 406-654-2161. 10-II SALE IN PROGRESS!! Buy now and install later! Some display units on close-out and Big discounts on new in-stock units. Hurry on down! Fairway Comfort Systems, Downtown Great Falls, 422 Central Avenue 406-770-3073. 10-II:11-II

Equity Co-op in Malta has birdseed available. Come check out the Bogs and Baby Bogs available. Equity Coop in Malta, 654-2240. 10-I

Water Wells and Pump Systems: Call Loring at Krass Farms, Drilling Division. 406-379-2585. 10-II


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Have you ever sworn an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution? Check out www.OathKeepers.org . 11-x Be Your Best You! Discover your body’s full potential. Discover optimal nutrition. Discover Reliv. Brianna Sims, Independent Reliv Distributor. Call 406-6542706. www.reliv.com 9-I For Sale: Seed Barley. Call 390-2177 or 379-2388. 10-II For Sale: JUST IN TIME FOR HUNTING SEASON! Weatherby 340, 28” stainless steel barrel VIII 3.5 x 10 stainless steel Leopold scope, composite stock, 2 boxes of shells. Only shot 8 times. $1,550. Call 406-376-3208. 10-II


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Family Matters will be open late during the Harvest Fest Stroll in Malta. Come check out our new fall lines and specials. Family Matters, 32 S. 1st E. Malta, 406-654-1900. 10-II

For Sale: Frontier and Witzco Trailers, for all your hauling needs. Call Precision Truck & Trailer, Havre (406) 945-4912. 10-II

Auction: Jack Corscadden Land and liquidation sale: 6.25 acres sale Oct. 6th, 9am. Corscadden Steel, Hwy 2 West, Glasgow MT. www. austinauctionsmt.com 406228-9324, It must go!! 10-I All Seasons Home Center in Glasgow has all your rough lumber needs 1x6,1x8,2x6,2x8,2x10,2x12 and more call 406-228-8288 or stop by 729 2nd Ave S Glasgow Mt. 10-I:12-II Wild Game Processing: Call Snider’s Wild Game Processing for this year’s Deer, Elk, Antelope, or Moose. We will skin, cut, wrap, grind and freeze. Located at 115 South 7th Street East - Malta. Call 406-6541027 or 406-654-7577. 10-I

Kirkwood Funeral Home 654-1132

Serving Northern MT from Malta


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