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WANTED COYOTES: Skinned, unskinned coyotes, badgers, raccoons, muskrats, lynx cats & all other furs. Will be in your area in Nov-Feb. Call for times & places. Looking for skinners. ROLLMAN FURS. (406)4948463, (406)498-0811. 11-II

For Sale: Just listed in Saco, 3 bedroom 2 bath remodeled home that has been well cared for. Oversized main floor master bedroom, large living area w/ fireplace, bonus room and an attached 1 car garage. Asking $55,000 (107KG6) 406-654-2273 MissouriRiverRealty.com 11-II


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CONTENTS:

Classifieds, Classifieds, EVERYWHERE! Pg.

Advertising Info................11 Bill’s Food Corner........... 10 Comm. Loyalty Page...... 21 Conservative Cow Dr...... 19 Cowboy Poetry by............ 5 Fred Liese Dave Says...................... 16 “Laugh Lines”.................. 14 “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.

The next issue of Tricia’s Trader will be distributed Wed., December 5, 2012. Ad Submission DEADLINE is Wed., November 28th at 9am.

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 Equipment For Sale: Case 580 N-Series Backhoe, Case F-Series Wheel Loader, Case Skid Steer PLUS many attachments to choose from. Titan Machinery, 1215 38th St N, Great Falls, MT. 406453-1405 or 800-332-9818. titanmachinery.com. 11-II

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Fort Benton Realty

1364 +/- deeded ac; 100 +/- ac CRP & 1263 +/- improved grass / native grass pasture. 25 Miles S. of Chester, MT. Includeds ranch style home w/ numerous outbuildings and possible irrigation.$2,400,000 400 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 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 ROCKY MNT FRONT RANCH 6380 acres deeded plus 1300 leased land Good water, hay ground, nice buildings. Great Elk/Deer hunting. minerals &fossils possible. More Farmland available. NW of Bynum, MT $6.5 Million Call Mark Pyrak at (406) 788-9280 www.fbrealty.com 1426 Front Street, Fort Benton, MT (800)406-0946

Need a new Vehicle for the Winter? Guarenteed Credit Approval* (Down payment may be required in some cases.) Get your credit on track now! Safe and Fast! Apply online at www.petesgreatfalls.com or call 888-418-1602. 11-II 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. 11-I:1-I

ASAT Camo is now available at JR's Tackle Shop in Harlem! Montana company based out of Anaconda. Call (406) 353-4850 or 2478. 11-II:1-I

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

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

See Them All in One Place: Kawasaki, Polaris, Honda and Yamaha Sports City Cyclery, 101 57th St S, Great Falls 406-727-8566. 11-I


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THINGS TO KNOW:

Nov. 22nd, Thurs.: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We at Tricia’s Trader would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to our Readers and our Advertisers for all your support in 2012. We wouldn’t be here without you!” Nov. 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. Nov. 30th - Dec. 2nd, Fri.-Sun.: ANNUAL CHOUTEAU COUNTY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS. Take in the towns of Big Sandy, Virgelle, Loma, Ft. Benton and Geraldine. Nov., Dec. 2012 & Jan., 2013: ADULT ED CLASSES, sponsored by Big Flat Community Grain Bin, Inc., Turner, MT. For a full schedule visit www. turnermontana.us or call 379-2243. Jan. 5th., Sat.: THE BRIDAL JOURNEY, Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Doors Open at 10AM.

STROLL THRU THE SEASON: Nov. 23 • Lewistown: Christmas Stroll • Chinook: Parade of Lights & Festival of Trees Nov. 24 • Havre: Community Tree Lighting Nov. 26 • Conrad: Christmas Stroll Nov. 30 • Great Falls: Parade of Lights

Thurs. nights.: CRIBBAGE! 7pm. Come and play OR learn to play. Sweet Grass Lodge, Chester, Montana.

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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.

FOR SALE: The ad was posted on the wall There his eye, it caught It’s stuck upon the message board They hope it will be bought.

He waited until daylight He fought a cold chill He would ask the seller What’s spattered on the grille?

The poster, it’s a nauseous green It’s wrote in felt tip pen Their vehicle, it’s well described “Call from six ‘til ten!”

Had it been reported? Did insurance pay a claim? Was it on the news? Could they provide a name?

It’s stated on the notice It caused him great concern Here’s truth in advertising It made his stomach churn.

He quickly made connection It’s a lady, filled with charm He asked about her truck He may but it for his farm.

The poster caused him great alarm It dealt a sleepless night This vision jammed within his mind It was a grisly sight.

She provided information To sell was her desire She threw out all the data He would now inquire.

Perhaps it was an ornament A person could detach Is it quirky advertising? Is it for the eye to catch?

She promptly reassured him It’s not some reckless stunt There’s an error in the spelling There’s no wench upon the front. ~Fred Liese Tricia’s Trader, © 2010, 2012

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 11-II


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For Sale: INDIAN-DESIGN BLANKETS & ARTWORK Sweetgrass ~ Sage ~ Furs Pelts ~ Buckskin ~ Saddles ~~~~10% Discount on~~~~ All Framing and Matting Big Sky Images & Collectibles Havre Holiday Village Mall ~~~~~(406)399-6522~~~~~ x For Sale: 42 feet of cultivator harrows w/ nearly new tines, $350. One Dole 400 grain moisture tester w/ case, $275. Two hydraulic drill fillers. Call 406-390-6670, ask for Bill. 11-I Come to 3-Sisters in Malta for your holiday shopping. Many unique gifts, or just stop for a specialty coffee. 101 S. 1st. St. E, Malta, 654-2529. 11-II 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


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Money Talks

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

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

In the past ten years there have been eight temporary legislative AMT-related “patches,” designed to forestall a sudden dramatic increase in the number of individuals who are affected by the AMT. The latest twoyear patch, included as part of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, is effective through December 31, 2011. That means you can expect additional AMT legislation later this year or in early 2012. What is the AMT? The AMT is essentially a separate federal income tax system with its own tax rates, and its own set of rules governing the recognition and timing of income and expenses. If you’re subject to the AMT, you have to calculate your taxes twice--once under the regular tax system and again under the AMT system. If your income tax liability under the AMT is greater than your liability under the regular tax system, the difference is reported as an additional tax on your federal income tax return. If you’re subject to the AMT in one year, you may be entitled to a credit that can be applied against regular tax liability in future years. How do you know if you’re subject to the AMT? Part of the problem with the AMT is that, without doing some calculations, there’s no easy way to determine whether or not you’re subject to the tax. Key AMT “triggers” include the number of personal exemptions you claim, your miscellaneous itemized deductions, and your state and local tax deductions. So, for example, if you have a large family and live in a high-tax state, there’s a good possibility you might have to contend with the AMT. IRS Form 1040 instructions include a worksheet that may help you determine whether you’re subject to the AMT (an electronic version of this worksheet is also available on the IRS website), but you might need to complete IRS Form 6251 to know for sure. Common AMT adjustments It’s no easy task to calculate the AMT, in part because of the number and seemingly disparate nature of the adjustments that need to be made. Here are some of the more common AMT adjustments: • Standard deduction and personal exemptions: The federal standard deduction, generally available under the regular tax system if you don’t itemize deductions, is not allowed for purposes of calculating the AMT. Nor can you take a deduction for personal exemptions. • Itemized deductions: Under the AMT calculation, no deduction is allowed for state and local taxes paid, or for certain miscellaneous itemized deductions. Your deduction for medical expenses may also be reduced, and you can only deduct qualifying residence interest (e.g., mortgage or home equity loan interest) to the extent the loan proceeds are used to purchase, construct, or improve a principal residence. • Exercise of incentive stock options (ISOs): Under the regular tax system, tax is generally deferred until you sell the acquired stock. But for AMT purposes, when you exercise an ISO, income is generally recognized to the extent that the fair market value of the acquired shares exceeds the option price. This means that a significant ISO exercise in a year can trigger AMT liability. If ISOs are exercised and sold in the same year, however, no AMT adjustment is needed, since any income would be recognized for regular tax purposes as well. • Depreciation: If you’re depreciating assets (for example, if you’re a sole proprietor and own an asset for business use), you’ll have to calculate depreciation twice--once under regular income tax rules and once under AMT rules. AMT exemption amounts While the AMT takes away personal exemptions and a number of deductions, it provides specific AMT exemptions. The amount of AMT exemption that you’re entitled to depends on your filing status. AMT Exemption Amounts by Filing Status

2011

2012

Married filing jointly

$74,450

$45,000

Single or head of household

$48,450

$33,750

Married filing separately

$37,225

$22,500

Note: The 2012 figures assume no additional Congressional action. Your exemption amount, however, begins to phase out once your taxable income exceeds a certain threshold ($150,000 for married individuals filing jointly, $112,500 for single individuals, and $75,000 for married individuals filing separately). What happens in 2012? AMT exemption amounts and phaseout thresholds are not adjusted for inflation--they only change through legislation. This is one of the principal reasons that more people tend to be subject to the AMT each year. The increased AMT exemption amounts included in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 are for the 2010 and 2011 tax years only. Unless Congress passes new legislation, 2012 AMT exemption amounts will return to pre-2001 levels. In addition, without new legislation, the AMT rules could limit your ability to claim certain nonrefundable personal tax credits in 2012, including the American Opportunity (Hope) and Lifetime Learning tax credits, the dependent care credit, and the credit for the elderly and disabled. AMT rates Under the AMT, the first $175,000 of your taxable income is taxed at a rate of 26%. (If your filing status is married filing separately, the 26% rate applies to your first $87,500 in taxable income.) Taxable income above this amount is taxed at a flat rate of 28%. The lower maximum tax rates that apply to long-term capital gain and qualifying dividends apply to the AMT calculation as well. So, even under AMT rules, a maximum rate of 15% (0% for individuals in the lower two tax brackets) applies. However, long-term capital gain and qualifying dividends are included when you determine your taxable income under the AMT system. That means large capital gains and qualifying dividends can push you into the phaseout range for AMT exemptions, and can indirectly increase AMT exposure. Technical Note: In the context of AMT exemption amounts and tax rates, taxable income really refers to your alternative minimum taxable income (AMTI). Your AMTI is your regular taxable income increased or decreased by AMT preferences and adjustments. Summing up Owing AMT isn’t the end of the world, but it can be a very unpleasant surprise. It also turns a number of traditional tax planning strategies (e.g., accelerating deductions) on their heads, so it’s a good idea to factor in the AMT before the end of the year, while there’s still time to plan. If you think you might be subject to the AMT, it may be worth sitting down to discuss your situation with a tax professional. 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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Equity Co-op in Malta has birdseed available. Come in and check out the Bogs and Baby Bogs available. 654-2240 11-I See Lewistown HondaPolaris-Kawasaki for a large selection of used ATVs and motorcycles. Call 1-800-8230226 or visit our web site at w w w. l e w i s t o w n h o n d a . com 11-I:3-II


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ULM: NEW PRICING! 3- 40 acre parcels (or 1- 120 acre) and 678 acre piece with electricity and outbuildings for sale. 3- 40's just sold, Call Today! Fairfield: Investment Opp! Commercial Property currently leased as apts, but kept motel designation. Seller financing avail $199,900. Thomas & Company Real Estate, Great Falls, 406-216-3900 or 866582-3900. www.greatfallsmtrealestate.com 11-II

For Sale: 14 inch Martin/Cervi Crown C barrel racing saddle, used 2 seasons, excellent condition. 6.5 inch gullet, 4 inch cantle, adjustable rigging. $1,900/offer. 406-357-2545 or email hrsinrnd@aol.com. 11-I Paparazzi $5 Jewelry & Accessories for Ladies, $1 jewelry - Girls ages 5-10, Come see our booth, Nov. 10, Shooting Stars Gym east of K-mart, Havre, call 406-249-8200, See jewelry & access. at www. paparazziaccessories.com. 11-I For Sale: Suffolk Ram lamb and 2 year old Targhee buck. Call 945-3924. 11-I Under New Mgmt: MX MOTEL, Chester, Montana. Clean rooms, reasonable prices, courteous staff. The BEST PLACE to stay between Kremlin and Shelby! Call 406-7597165 for reservations. 11-I:1-II


November 21, 2012.................................................................Volume X Issue 22.............................................................................Tricia’s Trader 10 “TRICIA’S TRADER” IS PUBLISHED BY:

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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”!

IODINE Since my column on salt I have had several questions about Iodine because I had stated that I don’t use Iodized salt. First off, let my say there is absolutely nothing wrong with using Iodized salt. I don’t use it because it does not have the true taste of pure salt. However, I supplement with liquid food grade Iodine for my nutritional needs, as Iodine is absolutely essential to maintain a healthy body. There is controversy as to whether or not Iodized salt provides adequate amounts of Iodine to maintain healthy reserves. The controversy stems mostly from holistic practitioners who recommend limits far above the Government Recommended Daily Allowance. There is no doubt that Iodine is an essential nutrient, but before I would go on mega doses I would want the advice of a certified Nutritionist. On the other hand, I would not trust Iodized salt alone to supply adequate amounts of Iodine to achieve maximum health benefits. Our soils are depleted of Iodine and the only foods available with an appreciable amount of natural Iodine come from the ocean. So landlubber that I am, I supplement. I would recommend you do the same. The benefits of Iodine are far too complex to cover in the space we have available here. I suggest you Google “Iodine” and spend some time reading. I Baked Salmon with Mustard-Horseradish sauce guarantee you will be impressed Let me give you a recipe for 2 – Tbs. butter, melted Salmon that I have had good luck with. 2 – Tbs. dry mustard If you are not a Horseradish fan don’t be 2 – Tbs. horseradish 2 – cloves garlic, minced afraid of this recipe. The strong flavor ½ - tsp. hot sauce mellows out and makes for a pleasant 1 – tsp. lemon juice surprise. Research indicates we should all be eating 2 to 4 lb. Salmon fillet more fish, especially cold water fish like Mix all ingredients except fish to make a thick paste. Add more lemon Salmon (for the Omega 3 fatty acids and juice or dry mustard if necessary to make the paste spreadable. they have Iodine also). Place the fish fillet on heavy duty foil large enough to cover; spread the Send me your good fish recipes paste on the fillet. Cover the fillet with the foil, seal to hold in juices and bake in a and we will share them. Contact me at preheated 400* oven about 10 minutes per inch of thickness plus 10 minutes. Fish bhake@mtintouch.net or Bill’s Food is done as soon as flesh turns opaque. Corner, PO Box 81, Turner, MT 59542. 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. 11-II For Sale: RV Antifreeze just in time for winter! Big Sky Auto & Ag, 29 McNamara Avenue, Big Sandy, 406-378-2171. 11-I For Sale: Feed Barley. Call 390-3177 or 379-2388. 11-I 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


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For Sale: RARE KNIVES Large Selection RUANA CASE XX ~ SCHRADE Hard - to - find USA-made Old Timer & Uncle Henry WE ALSO BUY KNIVES Big Sky Images & Collectibles Havre Holiday Village Mall ~~~~~(406)399-6522~~~~~ x Novena to St. Jude: May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, hope for the helpless, pray for us. St. Jude, Worker of Miracles, pray for us. Say 9 times/day, 8th day, prayers will be answered, never known to fail. Must promise to publish and be published. 11-I For Sale: Rottweiler Weimaraner cross puppies. Excellent family dogs, excellent guard dogs, very protective, super intelligent. All black in color. Tails docked, vaccinated, wormed. Asking $350, negotiable, to good homes. (406) 423-7777. 11-I

For Sale: Spacious older commercial building with built in air compressor, paint booth and office space. Overhead natural gas space heaters. This lot is also large enough for off street parking or storage. Asking $59,900 (111KG6) 406-654-2273, MissouriRiverRealty.com 11-II For Sale: 10 head of cows. 8 Red Angus and 2 Red Baldy. Call 406-391-8621. 11-I Radio Shack in Malta is a Verizon and Dish Network dealer, carrying many electronics. Come check out the the variety of gift ideas...It's all here at Radio Shack! First Street, Malta, 406-654-3639. 11-II


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For Sale: 1 horse cutler with single harness. Please call for more information 3901431 or 301-1745. 11-II For Sale: Central Video in Malta. Building is 2,600 sq.ft. w/ upper level, a 16'x61' attached garage. Large inventory including dvd's, vhs, video games, popcorn, candy, gumball machines, old house & garage in back. Wanting to retire and will negotiate on price. Serious inquiries call 406-654-2161. 11-II

Getting a Hairdryer Through Customs

An attractive young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the Priest beside her, “Father, may I ask a favor?” “Of course, Child. What may I do for you?” “Well, I bought my mother an expensive hair dryer for her birthday. It is unopened but well over the Customs’ limits and I’m afraid they’ll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through Customs for me? Hide it under your robes, perhaps?” “I would love to help you, Dear, but I must warn you, I will not lie.” “With your honest face, Father, no one will question you.” When they got to Customs, she let the priest go first. The official asked, “Father, do you have anything to declare?” “From the top of my head down to my waist I have nothing to declare.” The official thought this answer strange, so asked, “And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?’ “I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused.” Roaring with laughter, the official said, “Go ahead, Father…. Next, please!”

For Sale: 15+/- acres with barn, corrals, power, telephone and well. Great home site! Easy access off US Hwy 2 and only minutes from downtown Malta. Asking $69,000 (109OL6) 406-654-2273 www. missouririverrealty.com 11-II

Business Opportunity!! Fully operational established grocery store in North Central Montana. Purchase or lease options available. (406)3792225 or (406)379-2224. 11-II

All Seasons Home Center in Glasgow has all your rough lumber: 1x6, 1x8, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12 and more. Call 406-228-8288 or stop by 729 2nd Ave. S., Glasgow. 11-II

Season's Greetings from Lynda, Arlie, Jeanny and Lee at J.R.'s Party Store. Our holiday gift packs have arrived so come check us out and let us serve you this holiday season. We are located at 98 Highway 2 East (across from John Deere) in Glasgow. 11-II

Copperleaf LLC roofing specialists, flat, shingled, metal, low sloped. Commercial or residential, let us give you options. Call 406-924-9402. 11-I

For Sale: '93 Bigfoot overhead camper with AC, fully contained, 9.5 ft. long, $5,000. Will deal. Call 3834440 or 390-2466. 11-I


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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?

For Sale: 200 Black Angus, excellent condition, calving starts March 1st, ultra sounded, vaccinated and poured. Can carry through December. Please call 406-674-5462. 11-I:1-II

Come to Western Styles salon in Malta for hair, nails and tanning. We carry Iso, Matrix, Hempz, Paul Mitchell, Kenra, tea tree, Crew, Joico, and China glaze products. 654-2072. 11-II

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, My brother asked me to put his name on my credit card as an authorized user. He said it will help improve his credit score. Is this true, and would it help my score in any way? ~Anna Dear Anna, Your brother is wrong. It will not improve his credit score at all. As an authorized user, he is not the owner of the debt. There’s a high likelihood that it will affect your credit score in a negative way, though, because there’s a good chance he’ll do some dumb things with your card. Look at it this way. Why would someone give him credit, or raise his credit score, just for using your credit? It doesn’t make sense. Your credit score is affected by things like whether or not you pay your bill on time. The card isn’t in his name, so really all this amounts to is him having fun with your card, and you’re the one who’s liable for the damage. The truth is that authorized users shouldn’t even show up on a credit report. It sounds like your brother has some financial problems. While I admire the fact that he wants to fix things, this is not the answer. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying, Anna. Chances are he’s not trying to con you. He probably just got some bad information. But the hard truth is this: If you go along with his idea, it’s not going to help him, and it’s going to hurt you. Don’t do it! ~Dave DEAR DAVE, In terms of a family’s financial plan, when is it okay to purchase something like NFL season tickets? Is this the kind of thing that should wait until you’re debt-free and can afford to pay cash for them? ~Greg Dear Greg, Absolutely, you should wait until you’re debt-free and can pay cash. That kind of thing is a prime example of an expensive, luxury purchase. I’m an NFL season ticket holder for the Tennessee Titans. But I’ve been debt-free for years, and my family’s financial future is very secure. Whether the Titans win or lose, or whether I watch the games in person or in front of the television, has no impact on their security. However, if you’re sitting there with credit card debt, a car payment and living paycheck to paycheck, you’ve got no business buying season tickets. Get yourself out of debt, build an emergency fund, and make sure your family is taken care of first. Then you can have some fun. Live like no one else so that later you can live like no one else. And then, if that includes season tickets to your favorite football, baseball or hockey team, have a blast! Remember, this kind of thing is entertainment. I know a lot of silly people out there act like whoever wins a football game is a matter of life and death, but it’s just a game. Your life and your financial future are not games, and they’re not things to be taken lightly. First things first, Greg. There will be plenty of time for that kind of fun when you can afford it! ~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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Hay for Sale: Small square bales and round bales. Call 383-4343 after 7pm or leave a message and we will call you back. 11-II

Come to Prewett Interiors, 41 1 St. N in Glasgow for all your flooring, framing and window treatments. We also have that unique gift for that unique person. 406-228-9844. 11-II:1-I

GET READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON!!! Annual Rummage Sale, Christmas Decorations, Homemade Chocolates Sale, Museum will be open as well!!! DECEMBER 1st and 2nd, 9am - 4pm Earth Science Museum, Loma Montana. 11-II


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Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor

by Krayton Kerns, DVM, State Rep. HD 58

Kirkwood Funeral Home 654-1132

Serving Northern MT from Malta

Promises, 578 Living Water Court, Malta has many distinctive gifts available, real flame fire places, soda makers, too much to mention. Come on in and check out all your options. 654-2380, open 7am-6pm. 11-II:1-I 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. 406-366-9070 or 208-443-2482. 11-II:1-I

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.

Tailgates and Tooth Fairies It was the early ‘90s and my new veterinary practice was growing rapidly. The harder, faster, smarter, and longer I worked, the better the cash flowed, which is completely contrary to President Obama’s recent declaration of “you didn’t build that.” (I have the scars to prove I did build it.) As I was always seeking new ways to gain market share, I purchased a 16 foot gooseneck trailer and tweaked it into a fully enclosed, large animal, surgical unit. I planned on backing the trailer up to the rotting remnant of a farmer’s corral, loading a cow with a calving problem into my surgical suite, performing a c-section, and then hosing it clean before racing down the road to the next case. It appeared brilliant on paper. Because it is contradictory to pull something as classy as a surgical suite with a hail damaged ranch pickup, I traded my ‘84 half-ton for a brand new, Ford Supercab. The blue and silver Ford so perfectly matched the paint scheme on the trailer; I parked it in plain view of Main Street so clients driving by could marvel at my handiwork. In the parking lot, my surgical trailer was impressive, but there was one day my brilliance unraveled, prompting me to abandon the entire idea. It was a Tuesday morning, when I raced out to my first calving call of the day. Steve and Rob’s cow was in an old barn a good half mile from their calving shed, so this was a perfect time to use my surgery trailer. I rolled to a stop in their barnyard and pointing through an old corral, I asked, “Can I pull my trailer through there, and back up to the barn door?” Rob answered, “Yes,” so I blasted into the corral. What Rob actually said was, “Yes…but you will probably get stuck.” He was right. I buried my pickup and trailer in a 50-year-old, composting mass of straw and manure. Fixing the cow and then getting unstuck cost me an hour I did not have and feeling the pressure, I hustled to get back to the clinic. I was nearly there, when Teresa radioed saying I had a uterine prolapse at Bill’s up in Molt, so I raced north out of town, fixed the prolapse and sped back to Laurel. I had barely rolled to a stop at the clinic, when Teresa radioed there was a ewe with lambing problems in Joliet. (Teresa never did like me.) The trailer was not needed for this call, so I dropped the tailgate, cranked the gooseneck off the ball and trotted into the clinic to fill my coffee cup. As I sprinted back to my pickup, I wondered if I should just leave my tailgate down for the 16 miles to Joliet, or stop and close it after pulling away from the trailer. Distracted by the pressure, I absent mindedly flicked the tailgate shut, jumped in the pickup, stomped the gas and zoomed ahead for about 48 inches. The feel of a gooseneck bending a new tailgate into a “V” is indescribably painful. Exasperated, I jumped from the pickup like a raving mad man and tried to jerk the tailgate open. It was stuck. I needed to get to Joliet and with my blood pressure fully pegged, I hopped back in the driver’s seat, backed up and smacked it again. After three jerks, the tailgate was hopelessly wedged in place and the sides of the pickup were tapering inwards. Figuring the tailgate would eventually lose interest and let go, I dragged the trailer all over the parking lot, going so far as to block the trailer tires before ramming it again and again. I was wrong and I was stuck. My friend, Mark, drove up about then and spotting the veins popping out on my neck, asked if he could help. With his calming influence, we methodically and slowly disassembled the tailgate latch assembly and freed my pickup from the trailer. Had Mark not appeared, I might still be dragging that trailer around my parking lot, so I learned, when all seems lost it is best to step back and look at things from a different perspective. This brings me to my point. Many Republicans went to bed election night with the same crazed look as I did when I smashed my new tailgate. Desperately desiring power, party pundits are demanding the GOP modify their platform and join the Democrats in offering free goodies to America’s 50 million “tooth fairy voters”; those demanding free contraception, free abortion, free food stamps, amnesty and Obama-phones. Calm down; you are acting like a crazy veterinarian. The Democrat platform is founded on the Marxist principles of freebies and it will be impossible for the GOP to out fairy the tooth fairy. Engaging the Democrats in a give-away-war will guarantee financial collapse because we are shooting each other with the same taxpayer dollars. Instead, the GOP must shift to the right; back to our country’s founding principles. There we will find enough Libertarians and Constitutionalists to help us restore our great American republic. 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 800756-1817, ext. 101.

Buying Scrap Metal and batteries. Copper, Brass, Radiators, Lead, Circuit Boards, Electric Motors, & lots more. www. bernathconstructioninc.com We pick up. 701-361-5821. 11-I

For Sale: 2002 Dodge 3/4 Ton Quad Cab SLT V-8, Gas, Auto, w/Boss Snow Plow. Lift Gate on back. $11,995. Duane Sparks Chevrolet (406) 535-3455. 11-I

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

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


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For Sale or Trade: 1985 C-600 Ford, 18’ bed, 370 engine on propane. Very nice. $3,500. John Deere 450 crawler loader, 4-in-1 bucket, $3,000. Case W-9 wheel loader, 1 1/2 yd bucket, 14,500 lb operating weight $5,000. Cut Bank, MT 406-8734780 or 406-450-4760. 11-I 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


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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...

McNair Furniture

MULTI-CITY: Ezzie’s Wholesale

For the owners of McNair Furniture, doing business under the Big Sky resembles the lyrics of the old song, “Don’t Fence Me In”. These folks have proven that doing business the right way--with attention to detail, a valuable product and stellar customer service--can win over customers way beyond their own backyard. HARLEM: Started by Tim McNair in 1983 in Rudyard as an upholstery shop, the business has evolved to fit its customers’ and its Richman Insurance community’s needs. In 1985, McNair switched his focus from upholstery to furniture and flooring. 1998 brought a change of LEWISTOWN: ownership with John Muller, Bill Langel and Dale Dahlke purchasing the company, and the evolution didn’t end there. The Snowy Mountain Motors storefront moved from a rented building to an old lumberyard a block away, which was purchased and renovated to suit their purposes. Over time, window coverings, home dècor and candles were added; most recently, the company branched out into Lewistown Rental appliances, pebble rock flooring and granite countertops. The business serves an area from Shelby to as far east as Glasgow, and customers of all walks of life, including farm Duane Sparks Chevrolet families, railroad families and hospital staff. Additionally, many of their customers own homes on Flathead Lake, so McNair CHINOOK: does installations there, as well. About six years ago, the company added commercial work to their list of capabilities, and this, Jamieson Motors according to Muller, has expanded the business greatly both in the services American Garage, LLC they offer and the territory they cover. Co-ownership in a business TURNER: can often be challenging for some Reed’s Ag Enterprises ~ companies, but these three individuals Turner Supply agree wholeheartedly on their one HAVRE: main focus: to offer quality products North Star Dodge and installation at a fair price. Each has their segregated responsibilities. Custom Collision Repair John does sales and measuring, Bill and Dale do installations. Besides Havre Muffler & Brake them, the company also employs Havre Ready Mix, Inc.~ five other staff members and two Baltrusch Construction, Inc. subcontractors. The two newest ~Havre Sand & Gravel, Inc. members of the gang have been with the company for six years and two Pacific Steel & Recycling years, respectively, meaning that McNair customers get the benefit of Tilleman Motor Co. What was once a lumberyard is today the headquarters of McNair Furniture, which will years of expertise and knowledge soon celebrate 30 years of working on the Hi-Line. RUDYARD: every step of the way. McNair Furniture Bev and Leota help John man the store. They apply their years of experience in helping their customers pick colors or make interior design decisions. In MALTA: addition to Bill and Dale, Ed, Steve and Kip do installations, and Denny and Jeff do contract ceramic installation. Radio Shack Malta All are natives of Rudyard, Hingham or Inverness, or are family to someone from there, so saying that community is important to the folks at McNair Furniture would be redundant. School activities are central to most community events that First State Bank take place in Rudyard with its in-town population of about 350 people. Everyone who works at the company either has already Great Northern Hotel & put their kids through the school system, or are currently following the “extracurricular trail” with their kids’ sports and other Restaurant ~ Maltana Motel activities; as a result, they are big supporters of the Booster Club. They allow the students to use their facilities for float-building activities and the like, and provide use of their equipment to different community projects when needed. Crossroads Coffee ~ The Commercial Club is a key organization in town, and Dale, especially, stays busy helping out with that. The Feigel Photo Commercial Club heads up projects like establishment of the Memorial Park, or setting up softball tournaments and Christmas Liquor Haven ~ Travel Haven Strolls. They’re currently working on building a pavilion at the baseball field. Outside of town McNair Furniture is supportive, as well. As Havre Area Chamber of Commerce members, they Mint Bar participate in the Christmas Cash program, and they are supporters of the Northern Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Benefit Wine Gala held in November of each year, plus the Northern Alumni Scholarship Social and Auction. R & G Feeds No one knows better than business owners in small towns the value of working there, but more importantly, they know the value of supporting their hometown communities in return. The folks at McNair Furniture work hard to keep their HINSDALE: communities strong so they can continue to serve their friends and neighbors for many years to come. Stoughie’s Bar & Grill WOLF POINT: Northern Prairie Auto Sales

135 Main Street, Rudyard, Montana • 406-355-4330


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Good luck to all Junior High Boys and Girls District 9C Seed #1

District 9C JH Boys

BYE

Seed #1

Seed #4

Winner Game One

Game Five

Basketball Tournament

Gildford, MT

Friday 6:00 p.m.

Game One

Nov 29-30, Dec 1

Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Seed #5

Winner Game Five Game Ten

Seed #2

Winner Game Six CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday 8:00 p.m.

Game Two

Thursday 6:00 p.m.

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. 11-I

Turn that unwanted gold into CASH, or something off your Christmas wish list! Heirloom Jewelers, Havre, (406) 265-2522. 11-I

Seed #7

Winner Game Two Game Six

Seed #3

Winner Game Three

Friday 7:30 p.m.

Game Three

Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Seed #6

Loser Game Three Game Four Friday 1:30 p.m.

Loser Game Five Game Seven Saturday 11:00 a.m.

Loser Game Two

Winner Game Four

Loser Game One

Loser Game Six Game Eight

BYE

Loser Game One

CONSOLATION Winner Game Seven Game Nine Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Winner Game Eight

Saturday 12:30 p.m.

Winner Loser Top Team is Home Team.

***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

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


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Basketball Athletes!! Seed #1

District 9C JH Girls

BYE

Seed #1

Seed #4

Winner Game One

Game Five

Basketball Tournament

Gildford, MT

Friday 3:00 p.m.

Game One

Nov 27, 30, Dec 1

Tuesday 4:30 p.m.

Seed #5

Winner Game Five Game Ten

Seed #2

Winner Game Six CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday 6:30 p.m.

Game Two

Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

Seed #7

Winner Game Two Game Six

Seed #3

Winner Game Three

Friday 4:30 p.m.

Game Three

Tuesday 7:30 p.m.

Seed #6

Loser Game Three Game Four Friday 12:00 p.m.

Loser Game Five Game Seven Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Loser Game Two

Winner Game Four

Loser Game One

Loser Game Six Game Eight

BYE

Loser Game One

CONSOLATION Winner Game Seven Game Nine Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Winner Game Eight

Saturday 9:30 p.m.

Winner Loser Top Team is Home Team.

For Sale: Great US Hwy 2 location on the edge of front street Saco. This lot also includes a Montana State liquor license and bar inventory. Asking $27,500 (113KJ6) 406-654-2273 www.missouririverrealty.com 11-II

For Sale: ‘68 F150 4x4 $1,000 OBO; '78 Cadillac El Dorado, runs, needs work, $1,000 OBO; ‘73 Lincoln Continental Mark IV, exc. cond., strong 460 engine; ‘59 Ford 1/2 Ton flat bed, 4x4, runs well, needs rear wheel bearings, $1,000 OBO. Call 654-7794. 11-II:12-II


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Blades hair, nail and day spa welcomes you for all your pampering needs, specializing in massage and 24hr. tanning. Come see us at 4 S. 1st St. W. in Malta, 654-5585. 11-II

See Lewistown Honda-Polaris-Kawasaki for a large selection of used ATVs and motorcycles. Call 1-800-823-0226 or visit our web site at www.lewistownhonda.com. 10-II:3-II

Cabin Café in Saco, formerly known as OB’s, has a new number 527-3353. Hours are 6am-3pm, Mon-Sat. and just through hunting open 5pm8pm Fri. & Sat. nights. 11-I:1-I


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For Sale: 2011 Polaris 800 Ranger. Call Red’s Auto Parts, Havre (406) 265-9595. 11-I Traveling Hwy 87 Dec. 1st & 2nd? Stop at The Trash & Treasure Shop in Loma and browse among the antiques, collectibles and “as-is items” for sale. Everything 20-50% off. Dec. 1st & 2nd. 9:00 - 5:00. 11-I For Sale: 2x6 16' rough lumber, just in at Harlem Lumber. (406) 353-2511. 11-II For Sale: Whispering Winds: A History of the Big Flat 750 page hardcover book celebrating Turner, Montana’s centennial. Get your copy today for only $100. Visit www. turnermontana.us or call Edward Snider at 406-353-2934. x For Sale or Rent: 3 timeshare weeks, home base is Las Vegas. One 2 BR unit, two 1 BR units, (406) 476-3226. 11-I Don’t Miss This Auction!! Antiques, Art, and Collectibles!!! November 10, Moose Lodge, Black Eagle, 10am (Preview 9am). Visit our website for more information: www.barnauctions.com. 11-I For Sale: Bundles of Slab Wood, $40. 8 ft or 16 ft bundles. Waid Ranch (406) 395-4866. 11-II For Sale: 200 winter wheat straw bales. Certified weed free. We load, you haul. $15/bale or $45/ton. Call Dan (406) 376-3143 or cell 390-2572 or Leon 372-3176 or cell 799-4817. 11-II


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For Sale: Shell reloader with scale and many various supplies. ALSO, Many traps available! #3 jumps, double springs, gopher traps and much more! CALL 406292-3808, Inverness. 11-II Water Wells and Pump Systems: Call Krass Farms Drilling Division. Lorin 406-379-2585 or Harlan 379-2505. 11-II


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Country Christmas "Discount and Dicker" Sale at the The Trash Shop in Loma. Hwy 87 and 4th Ave. Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 11-I

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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 For Sale: 2003 Cherokee Invasion 3H slant trailer w/ living qtrs. Weekender pkg with shower, toilet, micro, fridge, AC, awning. Rear tack and drop down windows. Mainly all highway miles, EXC CONDITION! 406-6542780 or 406-724-7105. 11-I

Wheat Straw For Sale: 2012 round bales, irrigated, cut with conventional combine, net wrapped. Call 406-379-2243. 11-II

Help Wanted: Professional & progressive acute and long term care RNs and LPNs wanted to join the health care Team at Phillips County Hospital and Hi-Line Retirement Center. Resident/customer centered, family-friendly, TEAM building atmosphere w/ stable & experienced Provider, nursing, support and Administrative staff. Great benefits with Sign On bonus, salary/ wages DOE. Contact Steph Denham, CFO/HR Director, (406) 654-1100 ext. 5117. 11-II

For Sale: 15+/- acres with barn, corrals, power, telephone and well. Great home site! Easy access off US Hwy 2 and only minutes from downtown Malta. Asking $69,000 (109OL6) 406-654-2273 www. missouririverrealty.com 11-II

Come to Art's Furniture and Carpet, 126 Central Ave. S., Malta. Furniture, flooring and window treatments for any and all rooms in the house! 406-654-2251. 11-II

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. 11-I

Awesome Flame!! Lakefield Gas Stove. 81% Efficient, 33K BTU’s starting at an AMAZING $1580. Hurry on down! FAIRWAY COMFORT SYSTEMS, Downtown Great Falls, 422 Central Avenue 406-770-3073. 10-II:11-II


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Krogmann: Looking for that duarable long lasting balebed, flatbed, bale handler, carry all? Call Smith Repair 9452564, your local Krogman dealer located in Roy and Malta. Manufacturing the best since 1989. 11-II Help Wanted: Professional, caring and compassionate long term care CNAs wanted to join the health care Team at Hi-Line Retirement Center which offers a resident/customer centered, family-friendly, TEAM building atmosphere Great benefits with wages DOE. If interested contact Becky Ewing, RN, DON at Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta (406) 654-1190 ext. 6015. 11-II For Rent: Office space for rent in Havre. (406) 390-7164. 11-I

Dart Leagues Starting Soon. If you have access to the internet, you can play. Call Charlie at Mears Music for more info, 406-654-7006. 11-I

For Sale: Pendleton men’s wool suit blazers, Western style, with suede elbow patches, gray tweed 46 long, gray herringbone 48 long. Please call 265-7929 evenings between 5:30-8:30 pm. 11-I

For Sale: Shell reloader with scale and many various supplies. ALSO, Many traps available! #3 jumps, double springs, gopher traps and much more! CALL 406292-3808, Inverness. 11-I


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ATTENTION LEWISTOWN READERS: Someone in your town is stealing your Tricia's Traders! We are offering a reward for information leading to the identity of the individual or individuals who are removing the bulk bundles of Tricia's Trader from their drop location. Until the publication is distributed, the bundles remain property of Kimmel Kreations, LLC and theft of such is punishable by law. We appreciate your help! x For Sale: Jack Russell Puppies, short-legged, tri-colored, old English Bloodline. Bred for loyalty, calmness & devotion since 1989. $300. Call (307)2505094, Dupuyer, MT. 11-II 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 Stretch's Pizza in Malta has the variety of great tasting food to make everyone happy. Our banquet room is available for any occasion, and for those who have everyting, we have gift cards. 140 S. 1 E., Malta. 406-654-1229. 11-II Real Estate: Ulm Acerage; Out of CRP: 678 acres; Outbuildings; Electricity: $627,150; 4 Miissouri River Homes $264K TO $399K;​ Log Cabin: $132,500; RV Park; Agent-Owned: River Lot: $225K & Remodeled House in downtown Cascade, $87,500. Lynn Kenyon United Country Real Estate; 770-0013; buyandsellmtrealestate. com. 11-II


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Chinook’s 27th Annual

Parade of Lights, Christmas Stroll & Festival of Trees Friday, November 23rd, 2012

8:00 a.m. - Setup begins for Festival of Trees Entries (Blaine County Library Meeting Room) 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Stroll Main Street and listen to Christmas Music. 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - View and Bid via Silent Auction on Festival of Trees (Blaine County Library Meeting Room) 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Blaine County Museum Open 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. - Pictures with Santa at Wells Fargo Bank 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. - Wildlife Museum Open 5:30 - Line up for Parade in front of Meadowlark School 6:00 p.m. - Parade of Lights Anyone interested in becoming a vendor, contact Jennifer Hellman at 357-2023 or visit www.ChinookMontana.com to sign up for a booth.

We encourage the community to enter a float in the Parade of Lights this year - please help keep our holiday tradition alive by entering your float in the parade. For more information, contact Nancy Diemert at 357-3333 or Heather DePriest at 357-2394 or visit our website www.chinookmontana.com for full details and registration forms. Designed by Montana Grafix - www.MontanaGrafix.com © 2012

New Bernina - Save up to $500 - Ask us how! Bearly Square Quilting, Havre (406) 265-4424. 11-II 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 GET READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON!!! Annual Rummage Sale, Christmas Decorations, Homemade Chocolates Sale, Museum will be open as well!!! DECEMBER 1st and 2nd, 9am - 4pm Earth Science Museum, Loma Montana. 11-I


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Ranch-Raised Coming 2-Year Old Bulls

30 Bred Heifers & 2 Ranch Geldings

Annual Bull Sale

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December 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm At the Clear Creek Ranch

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¤ Only the top 50% will be offered for sale. ¤ Developed on a growing ration at home to insure soundness and longevity, not fattened. ¤ Put more trust in these older, more mature bulls to do the job. ¤ Tested for Pfizer 50K, Performance, Fertility & Ultrasound. ¤ Volume Discounts & Sight unseen purchase guarantee ¤ Free Delivery in MT and adjoining states. LC Sugs Cuttin Rebel ¤ No Creep and no hoof trimming. ¤ Fully Guaranteed for first breeding season. Solid Using Ranch Gelding Chinook X Apex Profiler 630

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www.ShipwheelCattle.com

2265 Gooseberry Lane - Chinook, MT 59523 406-357-2492 Phone - 406-357-2298 Fax Email: shipwheelcattle@itstriangle.com

30 Bred Heifers AI bred to Connealy Packer 547 and Sitz Icon 1054


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