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Did You Know? When you place an ad in Tricia’s Trader, you also get an online presence. All our ads are searchable-display ads AND classifieds! Get results...place your ad in Tricia’s Trader today. Visit triciastrader.com. x 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

Family Matters in Malta has something for everyone. Stylish clothes for all, affordable prices and great sales. 32 S. 1st East, Malta. 654-1900. 12-I

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 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)453­ 7299, 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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CONTENTS:

Classifieds, Classifieds, EVERYWHERE! Pg.

Advertising Info.............. 10 Bill’s Food Corner ...........11 Comm. Loyalty Page ..... 21 Conservative Cow Dr..... 19 Cowboy Poetry by ........... 5 Fred Liese Dave Says ..................... 16 “Laugh Lines”..................11 “Money Talks” Financial Column ......................... 7 Realty Section ................. 8 Rodeo Roundup ............ 13 Subscriptions ................. 10 “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.

For Sale: 2008 John Deere 850D utility vehicle. Top, windshield, & winch. Only 70 hours on it! Call Red's Auto Electric, Havre, (406) 265-9595. 12-I

For Sale: RV ANTIFREEZE just in time for WINTER! Big Sky Auto & Ag, 29 McNamara Avenue, Big Sandy, 406-378-2171. 12-I

The next issue of Tricia’s Trader will be distributed Wed., December 19, 2012. Ad Submission DEADLINE is Wed., December 12th at 9am. FBR

The Swap Shop in Wolf Point is a Pawn Broker and 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. 12-I

Fort Benton Realty

1364 +/- deeded ac; 100 +/- ac CRP & 1263 +/- improved grass / native grass pasture. 25 Miles S. of Chester, MT. Includes 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 split in 2 parcels/ more land available) $925,000 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 HILL COUNTY RANCH 2900 ac incl pasture & irrig farm ground. 640 ac State lease. Outbldgs, corrals, 5 wells. 6 mi of Sage Creek thru prop. Wildlife & birds. $1.15M Call Mark Pyrak at (406) 788-9280 www.fbrealty.com 1426 Front Street, Fort Benton, MT (800)406-0946

Ladies Night: All Seasons Home Center in Glasgow is having Ladies Night, Dec. 6th, 7pm-8:30pm. In-store demonstrations, discounts, refreshments, hand massages, and lots of door prizes. 12-I 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

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THINGS TO KNOW:

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

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. Dec. 25, 2012: MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jan. 5th., Sat.: THE BRIDAL JOURNEY, Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Doors Open at 10AM. Thurs. nights.: CRIBBAGE! 7pm. Come and play OR learn to play. Sweet Grass Lodge, Chester, Montana.

Equity Co-op in Malta has birdseed available. Come check out the Bogs and Baby Bogs. Also, see our everyday low prices on silk scarves. Equity Co-op in Malta, 654-2240. 12-I:1-II

Let us know what’s happening in your area. It’s free and it gets read! Call 379-2377 or email kimmelkreations@yahoo.com. 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: 1999 Ford Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4. Lariat package, all power options, rebuilt tranny and motor 2 yrs ago. Auto, V-10, good 10-ply tires, receiver hitch, red in color. Bucket front seats are rough. $6,200 OBO, located in Great Falls. 406-403-5700. 12-I For Sale: 2010 Chevy Impala,4 door, tan, all power options, 3.5 V-6 auto, great gas mileage, 57,000 miles. Great interior, never smoked in, has bumper to bumper transferable warrenty. $15,800. Located in GreatFalls, Mt. 406-403-5700. 12-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:1-II

SEE THEM ALL IN ONE PLACE: Kawasaki, Polaris, Honda and Yamaha. Sports City Cyclery, 101 57th St S, Great Falls, 406-727-8566. 12-I

Business Opportunity!! Fully operational established grocery store in North Central Montana. Purchase or lease options available. (406)379­ 2225 or (406)379-2224. 11-II


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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.

Home of free ranging Bison Now some have a home Where the bison now roam Their ranches are now in decay Now pardon the word There’s a buffalo turd It’s a sign of the ranchers’ dismay.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Like a pond full of sharks Approaching from out of the blue The hand that once feeds Now severed and bleeds The rest they are trying to chew.

The bison now play And some leisurely lay In fodder plumb up to their ears They seem rather thrilled That their bellies are filled On hay that’s put up for the steers.

The bison are free While folks pay the fee In keeping the worthless employed Their superiors praise And they get a raise For everything they have destroyed.

The wires are broke And they’re twisted like rope The fence is in great disarray It’s smashed to the ground Now, the ranchers have found No cow is considered a stray.

They sell hunting permits And now it all fits Something has clearly arose What they introduce It’s quick to produce It’s land that the owners’ will close.

They purchased vaccine To keep cattle clean From disease, where their cattle abort Their investment is wasted The disease, it is pasted In bison, it’s clear to report.

The bureaucratic approach On rights, they encroach Where meadows were bladed with grass With them in their sight It’s a landowners’ right To give them a boot in the a**. ~Fred Liese Tricia’s Trader, © 2010, 2012

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Money Talks

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

The Benefits of Tax-Advantaged Savings Vehicles

Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns, so it’s helpful to look for tax-advantaged strategies when building a portfolio. But keep in mind that investment decisions shouldn’t be driven solely by tax considerations; other factors to consider include the potential risk, the expected rate of return, and the quality of the investment. Tax-deferred and tax-free investments Tax deferral is the process of delaying (but not necessarily eliminating) until a future year the payment of income taxes on income you earn in the current year. For example, the money you put into your 401(k) retirement account isn’t taxed until you withdraw it, which might be 30 or 40 years down the road! Tax deferral can be beneficial because: • The money you would have spent on taxes remains invested • You may be in a lower tax bracket when you make withdrawals from your accounts (for example, when you’re retired), and • You can accumulate more dollars in your accounts due to compounding Compounding means that your earnings become part of your underlying investment, and they in turn earn interest. In the early years of an investment, the benefit of compounding may not be that significant. But as the years go by, the long-term boost to your total return can be dramatic. Keep in mind that tax deferred is not the same as tax free. “Tax deferred” means that the payment of taxes is delayed, while “tax free” means that no income taxes are due at all. Some savings vehicles, like Roth IRAs, can generate tax-free income. Taxes make a big difference Let’s assume two people have $5,000 to invest every year for a period of 30 years. One person invests in a tax-free account like a Roth 401(k) that earns 6% per year, and the other person invests in a taxable account that also earns 6% each year. Assuming a tax rate of 28%, in 30 years the tax-free account will be worth $395,291, while the taxable account will be worth $295,896. That’s a difference of $99,395. This hypothetical example is for illustrative purposes only, and its results are not representative of any specific investment or mix of investments. Actual results will vary. The taxable account balance assumes that earnings are taxed as ordinary income and does not reflect possible lower maximum tax rates on capital gains and dividends which would make the taxable investment return more favorable, thereby reducing the difference in performance between the accounts shown. Investment fees and expenses have not been deducted. If they had been, the results would have been lower. You should consider your personal investment horizon and income tax brackets, both current and anticipated, when making an investment decision as these may further impact the results of the comparison. This illustration assumes a fixed annual rate of return; the rate of return on your actual investment portfolio will be different, and will vary over time, according to actual market performance. This is particularly true for long-term investments. It is important to note that investments offering the potential for higher rates of return also involve a higher degree of risk to principal. Tax-advantaged savings vehicles for retirement One of the best ways to accumulate funds for retirement or any other investment objective is to use tax-advantaged (i.e., tax-deferred or tax-free) savings vehicles when appropriate. • Traditional IRAs --Anyone under age 70½ who earns income or is married to someone with earned income can contribute to an IRA. Depending upon your income and whether you’re covered by an employersponsored retirement plan, you may or may not be able to deduct your contributions to a traditional IRA, but your contributions always grow tax deferred. However, you’ll owe income taxes when you make a withdrawal (and a 10% additional penalty tax if you’re under age 59½, unless an exception applies). In 2012, you can contribute up to $5,000 to an IRA, and individuals age 50 and older can contribute an additional $1,000. • Roth IRAs --Roth IRAs are open only to individuals with incomes below certain limits. Your contributions are made with after-tax dollars, but they will grow tax-deferred and qualified distributions will be tax free when you withdraw them. The amount you can contribute is the same as for traditional IRAs. Total combined contributions to Roth and traditional IRAs can’t exceed $5,000 each year for individuals under age 50. • SIMPLE IRAs and SIMPLE 401(k)s --These plans are generally associated with small businesses. As with traditional IRAs, your contributions grow tax deferred, but you’ll owe income taxes when you make a withdrawal. For 2012, you can contribute up to $11,500 to one of these plans; individuals age 50 and older can contribute an additional $2,500. (SIMPLE 401(k) plans can also allow Roth contributions.) • Employer-sponsored plans (401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457 plans) --Contributions to these types of plans grow tax deferred, but you’ll owe income taxes when you make a withdrawal. For 2012, you can contribute up to $17,000 (up from $16,500 in 2011) to one of these plans; individuals age 50 and older can contribute an additional $5,500. Employers can generally allow employees to make after-tax Roth contributions, in which case qualifying distributions will be tax free. • Annuities --You pay money to an annuity issuer (an insurance company), and the issuer promises to pay principal and earnings back to you or your named beneficiary in the future. Annuities generally allow you to elect to receive an income stream for life (subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuer). There’s no limit to how much you can invest, and your contributions grow tax deferred. However, you’ll owe income taxes on the earnings when you start receiving distributions. Tax-advantaged savings vehicles for college For college, tax-advantaged savings vehicles include: • 529 plans --College savings plans and prepaid tuition plans let you set aside money for college that will grow tax deferred and be tax free at withdrawal at the federal level if the funds are used for qualified education expenses. These plans are open to anyone regardless of income level. Contribution limits are high--typically over $300,000--but vary by plan. • Coverdell education savings accounts --Coverdell accounts are open only to individuals with incomes below certain limits, but if you qualify, you can contribute up to $2,000 per year, per beneficiary. Your contributions will grow tax deferred and be tax free at withdrawal at the federal level if the funds are used for qualified education expenses. • Series EE bonds --The interest earned on Series EE savings bonds grows tax deferred. But if you meet income limits (and a few other requirements) at the time you redeem the bonds for college, the interest will be free from federal income tax too (it’s always exempt from state tax). Note: Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses associated with 529 plans. More information about specific 529 plans is available in each issuer’s official statement, which should be read carefully before investing. Bottom line Though tax considerations shouldn’t be your only investing concern, by putting your money in tax-advantaged savings vehicles and investments when appropriate, you’ll keep more money in your own pocket and put less in Uncle Sam’s. 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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Bill’s Food

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A 75-year-old woman went into life or death surgery, and she wasn’t sure she would make it through. During the surgery, she had a vision. She saw and spoke to God. She asked him, “How much time do I have to live?” He said, “You have 35 years left.” So that following year she had all kinds of cosmetic surgery. She a face lift, a tummy tuck, her nose reshaped, liposuction -- she completely did herself over. She figured as long as she was going to live another 35 years, she was going to look young again. After all this was done and she was discharged from the hospital, she was hit by a cab and was killed instantly. When she entered eternity she walked over to God and said, “What happened? I thought you said I had another 35 years. Why did you let that cab hit me?” God replied, “I didn’t recognize you!”

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Most potato salads are summer fare only, but this warm potato salad goes over year ‘round. It’s a good way to get the kids to eat their veggies. This is a big batch but it is also good cold out of the fridge. You may have been told that mashed potatoes are a simple carbohydrate, therefore not a healthy choice because they digest quickly and cause a large insulin spike. But what they have neglected to tell you is that not all calories are the same. When simple carbohydrates are blended with healthy fats their glycemic index is somewhat muted because the fats slow down the digestive process. At this point we are left with the fact that this recipe contains a healthy supply of three food groups but that “everything in moderation” can still get us in trouble. If you have a salad recipe you think is special we would be happy to share it with folks. Send it to bhake@mtintouch. net or Bill’s Food Corner, PO Box 81, Turner, MT 59542. Bill’s Mashed Potato Salad 4- lb. potatoes, scrubbed and diced into ½ inch cubes (Please don’t peel them.)

1- Cup celery, diced small

1- Cup bell peppers (any Color), diced small

1- Cup onion, diced small

1- Cup cauliflower and or broccoli small flowerets 1- Jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped small

2- Cups mayonnaise (approx.)

1- Small pkg. Cream Cheese (3 1/2 oz.), optional

2- Tbsp. butter (optional)

2- tsp. Season salt (I use Alpine Touch.)

1- lb. bacon, fried crisp and crumbled.

Boil the potatoes in water until soft. Drain and mash with the Mayonnaise. You can add the optional Cream Cheese and Butter if you want, but it is not essential. Continue to add Mayonnaise a little at a time until you have a very soft texture (the potatoes will firm up as they cool). Then mix in the vegetables and the crumbled bacon and season to taste. Serve warm. TIPS THAT HELP: Use real mayonnaise, not light mayo or Miracle Whip. Real mayonnaise has eggs in it and they are finally admitting that eggs are a healthy food. If you add the cream cheese, it will give you a smoother finished product and the butter adds that wonderful butter flavor you can’t get any other way. (I use the butter and cream cheese.) When I have run short of mayo, I’ve finished it off with a little half-and-half (not skim milk) to get the consistency I wanted. Make sure veggies are chopped small. You can vary the veggies to your own liking; the recipe is very forgiving. If you like it hot, leave the seeds in the jalapeño. Yukon Gold Potatoes are the best choice for mashed spuds because of their high starch content, but Idaho Russets will work. Reds aren’t a good choice for mashed potatoes because of their high wax content. For Sale: Suffolk Ram lamb and 2 year old Targhee buck. Call 945-3924. 11-I

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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”!


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Hay for Sale: Small square bales For Sale: Bundles of Slab Wood, and round bales. Call 383-4343 $40. 8 ft or 16 ft bundles. Waid after 7pm or leave a message Ranch (406) 395-4866. 11-II and we will call you back. 11-II 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 ***THE DOWNTOWN ANTIQUE MALL*** NTHE DOWNTOWN ANTIQUE MALL, 611 Central Ave., Great Falls, 406-899-5223 Wishing all our clients and friends Happy Holidays and thanks for a great year! John Deere and Star Wars Collectibles, salt dips, copper pots, CocaCola, Coins, dolls, furniture and much more! 10-I:1-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


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For Sale: 2009 Yamaha snowmobile, FX Nitro MTX, new condition. Has only 2.7 miles on it. 406-292-3303 or 845­ 2584. Located in Joplin. 12-I 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


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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, Is it a good idea for a married couple in their early thirties, who have a lot of student loan debt, to cash out one of their 401(k)s to pay it off? ~Marcy Dear Marcy, No way! You never cash out a 401(k) or IRA to pay off debt, unless it’s to avoid a foreclosure or bankruptcy. Let’s say you take $50,000 out of your 401(k). Do you know what happens next? They’re going to charge you a 10 percent penalty, plus your tax rate. If you make $75,000 a year, that puts you in a 25 percent tax rate, plus the penalty. That’s a 35 percent hit, and that’s how much of your money is going straight down the toilet. Look at it this way. You wouldn’t ask me if it’s okay to borrow money at a 35 percent interest rate to pay off your school loans, right? That would be ridiculous, and this is just as dumb. There are no shortcuts when it comes to getting out of debt, Marcy. Roll up your sleeves and get on a beans and rice budget where every dollar has a name. This will enable you to save money and pay off that debt! ~Dave Dear Dave, My wife and I have our fully funded emergency fund in place, and we’re debt-free, except for the house. She wants to return to school to get a master’s degree and change careers. She’ll be reimbursed up to $7,000 a year. Can we use some of our emergency fund to get things started? ~Kevin Dear Kevin, I’ve got a better idea. Save up the money! You guys are in great shape already. And to me, this opportunity seems like a small investment with a fabulous return. I really like the idea. But you have to be careful when it comes to things like this. You don’t want to get into the habit of calling things emergencies when they’re not emergencies. It’s a great thing, but it’s nowhere near an emergency. I know she’s excited about the possibilities, but I’d just roll up my sleeves, save a little extra for a while and cash flow the classes. She’ll probably get reimbursed for the first classes right after she gets her grades, then you can use the reimbursement check to pay for the next classes, and the next check the next classes. Make sense? I love the school idea, and I’m glad your wife has such a great opportunity. But I don’t want you to take a chance on messing up the progress you’ve made in taking control of your finances. Just take your time and save for those first classes. You’ll be glad you did! ~Dave

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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-II For Sale: '93 Big Foot overhead camper with AC, fully contained, 9.5 ft. long $5,000. Will deal. 200 ton of hay, big square bales and round available. The price is right. Call 383-4440 or 390-2466. 12-I

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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 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:1-II

For Sale: 2x6 16' rough lumber, just in at Harlem Lumber. (406) 353-2511. 11-II 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

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.

Cook stove Compact The trophy wife and I celebrated this Thanksgiving with our daughter, Meagan, and her mini-Kimmel clan in Great Falls. Around nine o’clock Thursday morning, Meagan’s subdivision lost power and with no cook stove in sight, we stuffed the turkey into an electric roaster and hauled it to our motel which happened to have electricity. Nearly a decade ago, a similar mishap struck my middle daughter, Chelsie; her story prompts today’s column. Chelsie, her good friend Katie, and their gang of 10 to 15 college buddies celebrated Thanksgiving in a log house outside of Bozeman, Montana. With the back of Chelsie’s Escort loaded with two, 20-pound turkeys, all the fixings and sufficient adult beverages for a college style Thanksgiving, they pulled up to the house and hauled everything into the kitchen. No sooner had feast preparations begun, when somewhere out in the winter wonderland a car skidded off the icy mountain road and sheared off a power pole. The Bridger Bowl area went dark. “Now what,” Chelsie’s friends moaned thinking their holiday dinner plans were toast—untoasted toast. Chelsie pointed to the old cook stove in the corner of the kitchen and said “Split some wood and I’ll cook dinner with that.” Chelsie had grown up with antique cook stoves; a not-so-modern appliance I purposely installed in both our houses. Because I have many wonderful memories of family meals cooked on the Monarchs in our high mountain, cow camps, I felt it important for my children to learn the cooking techniques of our heritage. Like it was second nature, Chelsie and Katie went straight to work. Soon everyone was peeling potatoes or packing wood and with the fire roaring and the chimney damper nearly closed, the turkeys began slowly roasting in the oven. Time and wood are the two commodities you must have in abundance when preparing a Thanksgiving feast over a cook stove. These Montana Pilgrims had both. Since I am writing about Thanksgiving in a political op-ed column, deviating to the “Mayflower Compact” is a reasonable jump. William Bradford’s compact was drafted and signed by Pilgrims enroute to Plymouth Rock. Signers acknowledged God’s grace and created a simple framework upon which to base a new civilization. It was America’s earliest document where the citizenry granted their consent to be governed; a novel idea later solidified in our “Declaration of Independence.” This leads me to a second and more recent compact, the “Cook Stove Compact;” one with an enormous impact on my life. Marcus Warner, one of Chelsie’s college buddies, was impressed how she whipped up the Thanksgiving feast with the old cook stove. After dinner, their conversation rambled along before concluding with their verbal signing of their “Cook Stove Compact” which states: “If neither of us is married by the age of 26, then we will marry each other.” (Apparently, they had been drinking.) Over his next six years, Marcus joined the Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk, a carrier based in Japan. Chelsie finished her undergraduate degree before spending three years at the University of Montana Law School. Ironically, the International Date Line made their dates very infrequent. On January 3rd, 2009, while both were on leave from their respective obligations, Chelsie at the age of 26 and Marcus age 25 ratified their “Cook Stove Compact” in holy matrimony. Today, Marcus is an avionics technician with the Navy’s Blue Angels, so they are based in Pensacola, Florida. Chelsie practices law in the pan handle and they have given me two grandchildren with a third due in February. An entire branch of my family tree may not have had leaves had I not taught Chelsie how to use a wood cook stove and this brings me to my point. Progressives are strangling our great republic. Election results on November 6th show just how deeply their Marxist philosophy has infected the American soul. Like all Marxist states, ours too will collapse once the ruling class exhausts the freebies produced from a government controlled economy. Misery and starvation will run rampant for those indoctrinated to live on food stamps, but out in the hinterlands will be small bands of God fearing families who can fend for themselves—the self-reliant ones who can Read moRe of Krayton’s op-ed in his 350 page raise food and use a cook stove. These groups book, Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor - a will give birth to a new America; re- founded collection of published and unpublished articles on the self-evident truth our Creator endowed written about the life of a cowboy as it pertains to America’s freedom. us with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reread our founding documents Visit kraytonkerns.com to order your copy, and teach your descendants what it once meant available in softcover or hardcover signed to call yourself an American patriot. editions. Now! Available from Kimmel Kreations: Call 800-756-1817, ext. 101.

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Glasgow Stockyards, Inc. Linda & Mark Nielsen, Owners Iva Murch, Manager 263-7529 Dean Barnes, Yard Manager 263-1175 Ed Hinton, Auctioneer

2012 - 2013

Winter Schedule December – January February

December – 2012 Big December Feeder Special & All Class Cattle Auction Annual Stock Cow & Bred Heifer Special & All Class Cattle Auction. Several hundred already consigned.

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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...

Stoughie’s Bar & Grill

MULTI-CITY: Ezzie’s Wholesale

Drive through beautiful downtown Hinsdale, Montana, and you’re likely to stumble across an unlikely gem of the Milk River Valley. This is where Ron Stough has spent the last several years carefully crafting his latest enterprise known as Stoughie’s Bar & Grill. HARLEM: A year after purchasing the business in 2007 Ron added a kitchen and dining room with enough seating for 35 people. Richman Insurance Additionally, he remodeled the bar area to make it more inviting and family friendly to match the atmosphere of the dining LEWISTOWN: area. With seating for a total of 85 people, Stoughie’s Bar & Grill is now able to accommodate large gatherings of the Hinsdale Snowy Mountain Motors townspeople for a variety of occasions. The renovations allowed for an expansion of the menu and drink bar. As Ron states, Hinsdale was “hungry” for an eating Lewistown Rental establishment and bar that everyone could feel comfortable in, so he felt obliged to provide that. Stoughie’s bar is a full service whisky and beer bar with a complete line of canned or bottled beer, wine coolers, and an array of micro brews. The restaurant Duane Sparks Chevrolet has a full menu with steaks, walleye, lobster, ribs and burgers. Homemade soup is served every day, as well as a prime rib special CHINOOK: every Saturday. In spite of a slack deer hunting season in 2011 due to the major deer die-off, this year’s hunting season business Jamieson Motors recovered somewhat; Stough was able to make up for any lack by increasing the options for holiday parties and continually expanding the menu. American Garage, LLC The overhaul of the business worked—the business has seen a steady upward growth curve since. The tiny town of Hinsdale hadn’t enjoyed the luxury of an eating establishment in over 25 years prior to Ron’s expansion of the place, so TURNER: construction was a bit of a gamble. The “build it and they will come” mantra was to be tested to its fullest, but Ron is happy to Reed’s Ag Enterprises ~ report that the area’s farming and ranching community has supported his endeavor wholeheartedly. Stoughie’s also sees regular Turner Supply business from Nemont and the railroad, as well as folks from Saco, Glasgow and Malta areas. HAVRE: Because Hinsdale is such a tight-knit community and has supported his business so well, Ron tries to return the favor. North Star Dodge Stoughie’s serves senior meals twice a week, which is a great social event for the seniors as well as ensures they are getting a well-balanced meal. Hinsdale, unfortunately, has had several tragic accidents in the past few years, and Stoughie’s has been the Custom Collision Repair place to hold many benefits to help those affected; there have also been Havre Muffler & Brake several gun drawings sponsored by Havre Ready Mix, Inc.~ Stoughie’s that have raised significant Baltrusch Construction, Inc. donations for various community ~Havre Sand & Gravel, Inc. causes. “The generosity of this area is overwhelming,” says Ron. Pacific Steel & Recycling As is the work ethic of the people who work at Stoughie’s; Tilleman Motor Co. with eight hard-working, talented RUDYARD: and friendly individuals on staff, McNair Furniture Stoughie’s is the largest non-farm employer in the area. As Ron notes, MALTA: “The bar and restaurant business is Radio Shack Malta a tough business to work in, and we have a skeleton crew. I have been very First State Bank fortunate to put together a talented, Great Northern Hotel & hard working crew. The employees add Restaurant ~ Maltana Motel greatly to the success of Stoughie’s.” Small establishments like Crossroads Coffee ~ Stoughie’s Bar & Grill provide Feigel Photo valuable services to the areas where they take root. Accordingly, Ron’s Liquor Haven ~ Travel Haven goal with the bar and grill is to Mint Bar continue to offer good food and drinks Stoughie’s Bar and Grill, purchased in 2007 by Ron Stough, has seen many changes in a clean and friendly atmosphere. R & G Feeds in the last 5 years; the people in and around the town of Hinsdale patronize the family As long as “they” keep coming, Stoughie’s will provide what the folks friendly establishment faithfully. HINSDALE: in and around Hinsdale are craving. Stoughie’s Bar & Grill WOLF POINT: Northern Prairie Auto Sales

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For Sale: 1950 Dodge Powerwagon axles, 5.83 gears, lock right lockers, disc brakes; good radiator for 1950 B2PW (metal); custom one piece 16" x 10" steel wheels, fit Powerwagon axles. Price neg. on all, could deliver to Chinook area. (406) 263-0813. 12-I

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For Sale: 400+/- total acres that include 236+ acres of irrigated farm ground and 163+ acres of grazing land. Small shop building, electricity and stock well! Near Bowdoin, BLM and Nelson Reservoir. Asking $325,000 (261SW6) 406-654-2273, www. missouririverrealty.com 12-I


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Saddles: Pete Verbeck/Miles City. Fully carved 14" seat, 14" swells, 4" Cantle, single flat plate rigging. Beautiful!! Tex Tan fully carved/padded seat, 15 1/2" seat. Great Shape!! Good Used Ranch Saddles. 228-9479 12-I

For Sale: Jack Russell Puppies, short-legged, tri-colored, old English Bloodline. Bred for loyalty, calmness & devotion since 1989. $300. Call (307)250­ 5094, Dupuyer, MT. 11-II 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

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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:1-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 Visit 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


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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 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. 406­ 453-1405 or 800-332-9818. titanmachinery.com. 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


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Better Yields, Better Quality. Hurry, and take advantage of pre-season pricing on Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer. Save money and grow a healthier, higher yielding crop through advanced fertility programs. Contact Jay Anderson 406-674-7000 or at HogelandProAg@mtintouch.net.

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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 See Lewistown Honda-Polar­ is-Kawasaki for a large selec­ tion of used ATVs and motor­ cycles. Call 1-800-823-0226 or visit our web site at www.lew­ istownhonda.com. 10-II:3-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:1-II Looking for that duarable, long lasting bale bed, flatbed, bale handler, carry all? Call Smith Repair, 954-2564, your local Krogmann dealer located in Roy and Malta. Manufacturing the best quality since 1989. 11-II:1-II


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See Lewistown Honda­ Polaris-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 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 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 per month. Call 406-292-3662 11-II 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 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)494­ 8463, (406)498-0811. 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

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

Cabin Café in Saco, formerly known as OB’s, has a new number 527-3353. Hours are 6am-3pm, Mon-Sat. 11-I:1-I


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We are Losers! Find out how you can be a loser too. Call Go Figure HiLine Style today! (406) 759-SLIM (7546). Serving Havre to Shelby!!! 11-II:1-I 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:1-II

For Sale: 1 horse cutler with single harness. Please call for more information 390­ 1431 or 301-1745. 11-II

Water Wells and Pump Systems: Call Krass Farms Drilling Division. Lorin 406-379-2585 or Harlan 379-2505. 11-II

New Bernina - Save up to $500 - Ask us how! Bearly Square Quilting, Havre (406) 265-4424. 11-II

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


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Christmas Cash Pacific Steel & Recycling will give you

$150.00 for a complete junk vehicle you haul to our yard! (Must include the engine and transmission.) For every complete vehicle we purchase through December 20, the name of the seller will be entered in a drawing for a

$200.00 Havre Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificate! Also purchasing: Copper Brass Aluminum Tin

Stainless Steel Lead Bronze Radiators

Electronics Iron Appliances And More!

1805 Highway 2 North Havre, MT 59501 (406) 265-5824


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