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Streatery to Feature Locally-Sourced Food On March 26, Sarah Manuel was feeling grateful, so she posted on Facebook: “Hey, I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has eaten at Streatery during our fi rst few days of operation. Not only are you supporting a local food movement; you're making my dream job a reality.” Parked outside Triple Dog Brewing located at 675 First Street West, Streatery is the newest food establishment in Havre, Montana, and the area’s only food truck. The business will be open from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursdays and Fridays and from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Saturdays. Manuel, who leases the 1967 Ford Boyertown truck from Michael and Erin Garrity, the owners of Triple Dog Brewing, opened her eatery on March 17, featuring locally-sourced food from an ever-changing menu that will cycle with the seasons. “We're sticking with an Irish theme this spring, but the menu will change with what is available locally,” Manuel said. Streatery is currently serving Hot Pasties, Irish Street Tacos, and Purple Cabbage Salad. The pasties feature Prairie Grass Ranch roast beef and local root veggies wrapped in fl aky pastry, served with IPA gravy. Two pasties come with each order for $8.00. Irish Street Tacos are prepared with two homemade fl our tortillas fi lled with B-Bar Ranch corned beef, cabbage slaw, pickled onions, greens, and a mustard-horseradish sauce for $8.00, and Continued on page 3...

ic r t lec E r ns o c li ptio 8.5 u a dr ive o l & 2 y H Dr he els us mod b 5 19. ushel b The Hydra Feeder(TM) beltless, chainless direct drive system provides simple, dependable feed discharge. The standard hydraulic or optional electric power source is directly coupled to the 8" discharge auger. With minimum cube damage, the unit provides positive feed delivery rates up to 11 pounds per second. The Hydra Feeder(TM) is designed to be loaded onto and unloaded from the Hydra Bed(R) by the bale handling ar ms. The unit can also be used on a three-point tractor mount or Triple C's Hydra TM2000(TM) and powered by the tractor hydraulic system.


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Minnow Tank Business Plan Competition Coming to Several Counties Great Northern Development Corporation (GNDC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a business plan competition throughout a seven-county region in Northeastern Montana, consisting of Valley, Garfield, McCone, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Daniels counties. The goal of this event is to attract new entrepreneurs and to support existing businesses in Northeastern Montana by uniting communities in a common goal of economic development. Through many generous sponsorships from local businesses and chambers of commerce in the region, GNDC will award two prize packages of $5,000: one to a startup business and one to an existing business. SBDC Director Shandy Hanks will be holding business plan development classes in each of the participating seven counties. Entrepreneurs planning to compete in the Minnow Tank Business Plan competition are encouraged to attend a class. Class topics include Business Plan Basics, Marketing, and Small Business Financials. The schedule below outlines when a business plan development class will be coming to various locations. Anyone interested in the competition but unable to attend a class is asked to please call GNDC to schedule an appointment with SBDC Director Shandy Hanks, who can be reached at (406) 653-2590, extension 203. Minnow Tank business plan submissions are due to GNDC by 5:00 PM on July 27. Submissions can be mailed to GNDC at 233 Cascade Street Wolf Point, MT 59201 or sent via e-mail to sbdc@gndc.org. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.gndc.org and reading the Minnow Tank official application guidelines and procedures. The Minnow Tank finale will be held September 22, 2018, at 5:00 PM at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow, where fourteen finalists will present their business plans live to a panel of five judges, one judge being the audience! Individuals are invited to support their favorite entrepreneur by planning to attend the Minnow Tank finale on September 22; tickets will be available at the door or by calling GNDC. Any new or existing businesses interested in applying for Minnow Tank or anyone with questions about the event are encouraged to contact Shandy Hanks or Mark Sansaver at (406) 653-2590 or to visit www.gndc.org. Class Schedule:

CONTENTS:

NEWS:

Streatery to Feature Locally-Sourced Food...............................1 Minnow Tank Business Plan Competition Coming to Several Counties...................................................2 Dr. Janine Pease Named MSU-Northern's 2018 Commencement Speaker .......................7 Bow Hunter Education Class Offered in Glasgow for Youth and Adults..................9 Loring Fire Department Announces Gopher Hunt Fundraiser............................10 Spring into Summer Events Coming to Havre and Lewistown.........................11 The Impact of ELD and HOS Regulations............................................13 2018 Montana State Fair Night Show Save the Date..............................15

REGULAR FEATURES:

Advertising/Subscriptions........................8 Bull Sale Calendar...................................5 Conservative Cow Dr.............................12 Dave Says...............................................6 Hooves and Horns .................................. 8 Joyce Meyer Ministries..........................14 Laugh Lines ............................................ 8 Ranching For Profit.................................4 Realty Section ........................................ 7 Sudoku....................................................4 Things to Know........................................6

Wolf Point: Glasgow: Jordan: Circle:

May 16 from 10:00-12:00 at GNDC 233 Cascade Street May 16 from 2:00-4:00 at the Senior Center on 328 4th Avenue South May 18 from 10:00-12:00 at the Senior Center on 942 Jordan Avenue May 18 from 2:00-4:00 at the Senior Center on 212 Main Street Sidney: May 23 from 2:00-4:00 at Richland County Extension Office on 1499 North Central Ave Plentywood: May 29 from 10:00-12:00 in the Jubilee Room at 224 S Main Street Scobey: May 29 from 2:00-4:00 at Nemont Friendship Room on 2 Railroad Avenue


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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- 866683-7299 or 406-453-7299 BIG SKY PIPE AND SUPPLY, Great Falls. Call TODAY and Ask for our free catalog. VISIT US ONLINE ht t p:// bi g sk y pi p e a nd suppl y. com/html/ 1-II-4-II For Sale: 2010 SRT8 Challenger. 6 speed, black w/ 5,200 mi. Asking $30,000. Call or text 390-4755. 4-II

For Sale: 3 bed, 2 bath home at 515 Minn., Chinook, MT. Very clean, move-in ready, central a/c, storage, add'n w/ util. rm. New master bath, lots of upgrades. Huge 2-car garage, deck, quiet neighborhood near HS. Call 406357-2835 or 262-3910 to see. x

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Guitars of Montana: Alvarez, BOSS/Roland, Crafter, Dean, Electro-Voice, EVH, G&L, Gretsch, Guild, Hammond, Ibanez, Jackson, Laney, Ludwig, Luna, Mapex, Phil Jones Pure Sound, Randall, Zildjian! Music books, Band/Orchestra rentals. #2 5th Street South, downtown Great Falls, 406-453-4998. 1-II:7-1 Have you ever sworn an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution? Check out www.OathKeepers.org. 11-x Continued from page 1... Purple Cabbage Salad features baby greens, shredded carrot, candied pecan, and micro greens drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette for $7.00. The side of Manuel’s food truck reads: Farmer Meets Foodie, a slogan that reflects the business’ commitment to feature organic foods grown in Montana, as well as giving a nod to the owner’s expertise. Not only well versed in cooking styles and techniques, foodies know about the quality and origin of the food they consume. For example, the Irish street tacos are made with corned beef from B-Bar Ranch in Big Timber, all of the vegetables in the Purple Cabbage Salad are organic, and the pasties with IPA gravy are prepared with roast beef from Prairie Grass Ranch in Havre, potatoes from Quinn Farm and Ranch in Big Sandy, and beer from Triple Dog Brewery. In other menu items, like Bangers and Mash served for St. Patrick’s Day, the lentils derive from Timeless Seeds and the English Banger Sausage from Bear Paw Meats. And because Manuel works closely with Quality Foods, a distributor located in Bozeman, she can obtain dairy products from Lifeline Farm in Victor and Montana Flour and Grains from Fort Benton. According to Manuel, “Farmer Meets Foodie is our slogan because I thought it was the simplest way to explain what is important to us. Quite literally, the farmers meet the foodies because the bulk of our ingredients are sourced directly from local farmers and ranchers. Our customers should know where their food is coming from, so we make a point to tell them.” Manuel said she always knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur. After graduating from Havre High School, she attended the Culinary Institute of Montana, a program offered through Flathead Valley Community College, where she not only learned entry-level skills in the culinary arts industry but received instruction in cooking and baking. Additional training involved table service, menu planning, cost control analysis, storeroom management, and restaurant stewarding. After college, she moved to Maui, where she worked on a six-acre farm with chickens, fruit trees, tilapia, and a huge vegetable garden. Although Manuel had the opportunity to remain in Maui, she chose to return to Havre, where she helps with her family’s farming operation, Prairie Grass Ranch. As a producer and a foodie, Manuel wants to connect people to the food that’s grown and raised in their communities by hard-working men and women who dedicate their lives to stewarding the land and producing quality ingredients.


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For Sale: 14.5" Roping Saddle, Billy Cook. Good condition. Consigned at Western Ranch For Sale: Standing at Stud Supply in Great Falls, 800-548"Snippy Roan Bar" AQHA Red 5855. Asking $800. 4-II Roan Stallion, Great Color and disposition. Call 658-2157. 4-II BUY-SELL-TRADE Vintage Hey! I have a new set of quarter horse Collectibles: Kokomo Joe's Trading size Bi-Thane harness for sale. Dale Post, Chester Montana. 406-7594-II. Freitag 654-4605, Malta. 4-II 6472.

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Join us! April 29, Gospel Sing & Mini Jam at the Glasgow Evangelical Church, 152 Aberdeen St, 3:00pm. For more info call John Koss 301-2887 or Owen Childress 263-5555. Admission is free, all are welcome! 4-II.

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Recently I wrote about some alumni who increased the carrying capacity of their property using cell grazing. One alumnus who doubled the capacity using cell grazing said “It’s like getting a second ranch for free.” That might be slightly overstated because increasing the capacity of a ranch with cell grazing usually isn’t completely free. It often requires capital outlay for water development and fencing. While that usually costs pennies on the dollar relative to buying another ranch, it is still important to be judicious with those pennies. We advise our clients to insist that capital development projects give a 100% return on their capital investment within one year. In other words, before 1 of 3 you invest $50,000 in fencing and water development this year, make sure that that project will increase your gross margin by $50,000 this year. If it won’t provide a 100% return, fi nd an alternative investment that will return 100% or consider another way to make the investment. For example, if you were to put $20,000 of your own money into the project, fi nancing the balance, the project would only have to yield $20,000 to achieve a 100% return on your capital. Every time I introduce this principle at the Ranching For Profi t School I get a lot of skeptical looks. I’m sure some people think I’ve lost my mind. Their advisors have told them that capital improvements that pay for themselves in fi ve, seven or even ten years are worth making. But in ranching, where our biggest fi nancial problem is that a disproportionate amount of our money is already locked up in fi xed assets, that isn’t good enough. Demand a 100% return on capital investments!

SUDOKU! The rules to the Japanese game of Sudoku are straightforward. Simply fi ll in the blanks so that each row, each column, and each of the nine 3x3 grids contain one instance of each of the numbers 1 through 9.

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Nelson Ranch Red & Black Simmental And Simmental/Angus 14th Annual Bull Production Auction Floyd Nelson 263-5251 Don Nelson 263-5261

Private Treaty J Bar E Ranch, Polled or Horned Hereford Bulls. Plentywood, MT. Call Arvie Eggen - 895-2657, Jay-De Eggen - 671-7149, Lorrie Eggen - 895-2670 Private Treaty BAR STAR CATTLE Polled Hereford Heifer Bulls www.barstarcattle.com Chad 406-399-7811, Stephanie 399-7815 Private Treaty FUNK ANGUS Funk Angus Ranch, 18 mi. NE of Frazer. Gary & Roxann, 406-392-5777 Private Treaty THOMPSON CATTLE COMPANY, INC. Call 406-654- 4278

Private Treaty BEERY LAND & LIVESTOCK 100 Horned & Polled Herefords. Call 406-979-5720 or 773-5710 for catalog. Private Treaty GUNDERSON HEREFORDS 2 Year old Hereford bulls, Polled & Horned. At the Ranch at Rudyard, 406-355-4212. Private Treaty SUMMER'S RED ANGUS Private Treaty Bulls Bert, 779-3654, Matt 779-3565 summersredangus.com

Private Treaty 66 RANCH RED ANGUS www.66ranch.com, Havre, MT Bim & Janas Strauser, 406-945-1839 Feb. 2019 Feb. 2019 Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 Mar. 2019 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2019 Apr. 2019

YOUNG BROS. ANGUS BULL SALE at Milk River Pavilion, Malta, MT Kip 406-390-4814, Larry 406-930-1566

BULLS OF THE BIG SKY Billings Livestock Commission, Billings, MT. http://www.bullsofthebigsky.com

INFINITY ANGUS RANCH Glasgow Stockyards, Glasgow, MT 406-893-4456, 406-893-7788, Edwin Miner/ Monica Haaland

CLEAR CREEK ANGUS BULL SALE 1:00pm, Bear Paw Livestock, Lunch at noon Call 406-395-4962 or visit www.clearcreekangus.com. MASTER ANGUS Bear Paw Livestock, Chinook, MT www.masterangus.com, 406-357-2265 or 680-7483 HOULD ANGUS www.HouldAngus.com, 406-808-2265

NISSEN ANGUS ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE Blaine County Fairgrounds, Chinook Jeff & Christie Nissen 406-357-2643 406-357-2643 or visit www.nissenangus.com

BOWLES J5 REDS 1:00pm, Glasgow Stockyards, Glasgow, MT. For a catalog or more information call us at 406-357-3125 or Jim 406-539-3100 or Brady 406-539-2102 NORTHERN PREMIER ANGUS SALE Bear Paw Livestock, Chinook www.montanasnorthernpremier.com, Kelly McCracken, 406-262-2347

MILK RIVER ANGUS Bear Paw Livestock, Chinook For a catalog, call Clayton Hofeldt 406-945-0850

For Sale: Cedar chest, like For Sale: Black accordion with new in perfect condition. Call case, Lido model. $400 or best 4-II 357--2837. 4-II offer. Call 406-265-7219.


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DAVE SAYS:

THINGS TO KNOW:

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.

April 25th, Wed.: CHS ALL CLASS REUNION PLANNING MEETING. The Chinook High School All Class Reunion committee will be having another planning meeting on April 25th at 6 p.m. at the Chinook Eagles. Please bring your ideas and plans as we will be finalizing the schedule of events for the upcoming 2019 All Class Reunion! Learn more at www.chsallclassreunion.com.

April 28th, Sat: Loring Fire Department Gopher Hunt to raise funds. Entry fee of $10 for each two-person team. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Freewill lunch and prizes, and the Loring Fire Department promises fun for all. For more information, interested individuals can call Kenny Clark at 406-674-5551. April 29th, Sun.: TALENT SHOW. Nashua Lions Club April 29th, Sun.: GOSPEL SING & MINI JAM. Glasgow Evangelical Church, 152 Aberdeen St., 3:00pm. For more info call John Koss 301-2887 or Owen Childress 263-5555. Admission is free, all are welcome! June 2nd, Sat.: FIGHT FOR OUR FUTURE. Pavilion in Malta. All proceeds go to Ronald Mcdonald house in Seattle 3rd Wed. of Every Month: VOLUNTEERS INVITED! BLAINE COUNTY LOCAL AREA COMMITTEE FOR MENTAL HEALTH meets in Youth Court Services meeting room of Bl. Co. Courthouse. All interested parties are welcome to share or bring ideas! Call 406-357-2369 for details. 3rd Thurs. Quarterly, Sept. 21, Dec. 21, Mar. 15 and June 21: BLAINE COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE meets in Bl. Co. Triple E Room at noon. This meeting is open to the public and welcomes the community. For questions call Deputy Chris Adair at 357-3260. First and Third Mon. of the Month.: HAVRE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLMeadowlark Estates, 4113 9th St. W., Havre, Sundays, 5:00-7:00pm. More info call Barbara Fell, 390-3708. Open to all denominations. REO offers agricultural workers & their families assistance with: Funding for short-term classes or college tuition, books & other related costs. Job Search, placements & advancements. Employment security & wage increases. For more info visit reomontana.org call 406-879-9384 or email fawn@reomontana.org Dept.of Labor.

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DEAR DAVE, I bring home $4,100 a month in military disability pay and Social Security combined. My wife brings home an additional $2,000 each month. Should we base our emergency fund level on her income only, since mine is guaranteed? ~ Lewis DEAR LEWIS, Your emergency fund shouldn’t be based on income. I recommend folks have three to six months of household expenses set aside in an emergency fund. What would it take to operate your household for that length of time if one or both of your incomes disappeared? I don’t anticipate your income stopping, Lewis. But income loss isn’t the only thing you’re guarding against with an emergency fund. You’re also guarding against things like an illness in the family, if the transmission in the car goes out, or your home’s heating and cooling unit needs to be replaced. There are many more crises that can come upon a family other than a loss of income. I don’t mind if you two lean toward the three-month side of expenses, since your income is pretty stable. But always remember, an emergency fund should contain three to six months of expenses, not income. Thank you for your service, sir. ~ Dave DEAR DAVE, I’ve started your personal fi nance course in high school, so I’m asking this for the entire class. What happens to your debt if you pass away with no relatives or heirs to take responsibility for what you owed? ~ Elizabeth DEAR ELIZABETH, In many cases it simply does not get paid. Relatives or heirs of the deceased are not responsible for a friend or family member’s debt, except in cases where they have been a co-signer on that debt. Let’s say someone’s parents died, and at the time of their death they had $100,000 in debt in their names only. The only way that debt will be paid is if they owned enough stuff — if they had enough in the way of assets — to pay the debt. If they owned a $200,000 home, the house would have to be sold in order to pay the debts. Their estate would be the only thing standing good for the debt. If they owned nothing, and had no co-signers on any of the debt, the creditor would not get paid. The bank lost that money. Elizabeth, I hope that helped. Please tell your teacher I said thank you for leading the class! ~Dave * Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 13 million listeners each week on 585 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at daveramsey.com and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey.

FOR SALE ONLY: Price reduced 116 2nd Ave. S.E., Harlem. 2 bed, 1 bath. $45,000. Call Kim 265-0905. 4-II

For Sale New Mint State Silver Eagle Dollars & Morgan Silver Dollars! BIG SKY IMAGES & COLLECTIBLES Havre Holiday Village Mall 406399-65222 3-II:6-I For Sale: Alfalfa-Grass Mix Hay. Call 379-2654. 4-I.


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Dr. Janine Pease Named MSU-Northern’s 2018 Commencement Speaker Dr. Janine Pease, a respected higher education professional, has been named Montana State University-Northern’s 2018 commencement speaker. Dr. Pease is known for her work with American Indian tribal colleges, university planning, and assessment. “I am honored to be asked to be MSU-Northern’s commencement speaker,” said Dr. Janine Pease. “I have had many opportunities over the years to build into people’s lives the importance of education, history, and community, and I look forward to challenging this class to continue pursuing their dreams,” she added. Since first turning her tassel in 1970 with two bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Anthropology from Central Washington University, Dr. Pease has had a passion for learning. She continued her education with a Master of Education (1988) and Doctorate of Education (1994) in Adult and Higher Education from Montana State University-Bozeman. Dr. Pease was the founding President of Little Big Horn College and served in that position from 1982-2000. She developed the Program Learning Outcomes Plan and helped implement that plan at Little Big Horn College, Oglala Lakota College, and Sinte Gleska University. She was also the principal investigator for the National Endowment for the Humanities grant at Fort Peck Community College and has taught course in general education, social sciences, and Crow studies. She has also been the Accreditation Liaison Officer at both Fort Peck Community College and Little Big Horn College. For her entire life, Dr. Pease has been a champion of diversity and an advocate for higher education. She has sat on several boards, including the Montana Human Rights Commission and the Montana University System Board of Regents. Because of her service and leadership, Dr. Pease has received numerous awards. In 2012, she was named a “Humanities Hero” by Humanities Montana. In 2000, she was named as one of the “One Hundred Montanans of the 20th Century” by the Missoulian, a newspaper in Western Montana. In 1994, she received the MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in 1992, she received the Jeannette Rankin Peace Award by the Montana ACLU, and in 1990, she was named “Indian Educator of the Year” by the National Indian Education Association. “We are very excited and honored to have Dr. Pease deliver the commencement address to the 2018 graduates,” explained, Greg Kegel, Chancellor of MSU-Northern. “She has a distinguished resumé that reflects her many contributions to education from K-12 to graduate studies. She’ll do an outstanding job in challenging our graduates to go into the world and make a difference," said Kegel. MSU-Northern’s commencement exercises, which are open to the public, will take place at 10:00 AM on May 5, in the Armory Gymnasium located at 300 13th Street West in Havre. MSU-Northern News Service

For Sale: 14.5" Roping Saddle, Billy Cook. Good condition. Consigned at Western Ranch Supply in Great Falls, 800-5485855. Asking $800. 4-II

For Sale: Standing at "Snippy Roan Bar" AQHA Roan Stallion, Great Color disposition. Call 658-2157.

Helping You Haul: We make it our business. See our selection of stock trailers, flatbeds, car haulers, utility trailers, toy haulers, and even the B&W Hitch to hook you up. Brands like Circle D, Travalong, Hillsboro, Look, Haulmark, Diamond C, Boss Plows and more. Triple T Sales in Chinook, 406-3572166, www.ttt-sales.com. 3-II.

Call Kimmel Kreations for wedding invitations, graduation announcements, office forms, biz cards, stationery, letterhead, special occasion napkins, livestock ID tag numbering, foil engraving, calendars, typing, binding and more! 379-2377. If it’s in print and you need it, we can do it. Try us for your next project. x

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Circle Stand

Ron just got a new sports car and was out for a drive when he cut off a truck driver. The trucker motioned for Ron to pull over. When he did, the driver got out of his truck and pulled a piece of chalk from his pocket. He drew a circle on the road and told Ron to stand in the circle and not move. He then went to Ron's new car and cut up the leather seats.

When the truck driver turned around Ron had a slight grin on his face.

"Oh, you think that's funny?" the trucker asked, "Watch this." He got a baseball bat out of his truck and broke every window in the car.

When he turned and looked Ron had a smile on his face.

This drove the driver into a rage. He got his knife back out and sliced all the tires. Now Ron was laughing. The truck driver really started to lose it. He went back to his truck and got a can of gas, poured it on the sports car and set it on fi re. He turned around and Ron was laughing so hard he almost fell down.

"What's so funny?" The truck driver asked him.

Ron replied, "When you weren't looking, I stepped outside the circle 4 times." 2000 Country Club Road * Turner, MT 59542 Phone 800-756-1817 Email: office@triciastrader.com www.TriciasTrader.com FAX: 888-796-8498

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Wheat markets shot higher this week, led by spring wheat in Minneapolis. Cold and wet conditions across the northern plains and Canadian prairies are delaying fieldwork and planting. The delays could lead to lower acres and/or yields as the growing season gets pushed deeper into the normal heat of summer. For winter wheat, the drought in the southern plains is getting worse; and then a killing freeze over Easter weekend affected a large region of the western plains. Production estimates are being slashed across hard red winter wheat country as acres are abandoned and yields plummet on remaining fields. Corn and soybeans were also higher largely on planting delays across the Delta region and southern Midwest. Ironically, soybeans are also supported by China’s threats to impose tariffs on US soybeans, which is prompting Brazilian values to move higher and thus supporting world prices – which in turn lifts US values higher as well. The cattle complex has turned very quiet, with trading moving in a narrow range after getting a major reversal higher last week. Cash values are weakening as we get into the bigger slaughter numbers and beef production expected during the second quarter. Feeders have not had their normal spring rally as demand for grass calves remains subdued because of the southern plains drought. Energy markets were higher as crude oil rallied to a 3 ½ - year high. Crude oil and distillate stocks continue to run lower than last year, and the strong US economy suggests demand will stay robust. The Dow was slightly higher despite choppy trading. Banter between China and the US about trade wars and fears of escalating military action in the Middle East have ratcheted up the volatility across financial markets. THIS IS A SOLICITATION. Reproduction or rebroadcast of any portion of this information is strictly prohibited without written permission. The information refl ected herein is derived from sources believed to be reliable; however, this information is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. Opinions expressed are subject to change without notice. Futures trading involves risk.

?Did you know? YOU CAN GET YOUR KNIVES & SCISSORS SHARPENED at BIG SKY IMAGES & COLLECTIBLES in Havre Holiday Village Mall, Will sharpen while you shop, Very affordable 406-399-6522 3-II:6-I

Bowhunter Education Class Offered in Glasgow for Youth and Adults A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Bowhunter Education course date has been set for the Glasgow area. A regular youth classroom course will begin on Wednesday, May 2, and an adult online “fi eld day” course on Sunday, May 6. Archery hunters must have purchased a Montana bow and arrow license prior to hunting during the archery-only season. To purchase a bow and arrow license, an individual must meet one of the following requirements: - show completion of a bowhunter education course - show proof of purchase of a previous year’s bow and arrow license from Montana or another state The FWP wishes for hunters to note that signed affi davits are no longer acceptable as proof of bowhunter education. The youth classroom course will be held at the FWP headquarters in Glasgow, located at 54078 US Highway 2. All registrants for the classroom course must be at least 11 years of age by May 2. To hunt during the archeryonly season, youth need to be at least 12-years old by January 16, 2019. Because this may be the only archery class offered in the Glasgow area this year, FWP offi cials recommend that anyone with an interest in hunting this archery season make plans to attend. For the adult online fi eld course, adults must pass the online bowhunter education course and receive a Field Day Qualifi er Certifi cate. This Field Day Qualifi er Certifi cate and a picture ID are necessary to obtain entrance into the fi eld course. The adult fi eld course will be held from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 6, also at the FWP headquarters in Glasgow. Prior to the course’s beginning, classroom students need to pick up the “Today’s Bowhunter” manual from the FWP offi ce in Glasgow, read each chapter, and complete all chapter review exercises before the start of class. Both classroom and adult students need to register online to take a course. To register and learn more about the bowhunter education classes offered, please go to the FWP website at www.fwp.mt.gov and look under the “Education” tab. If there are any questions, please call course coordinator Marc Kloker at 406-228-3704.

JOB OPENING: Part-time Bookkeeper to work varied hours in oil, fuel & retail store in Rudyard, MT. Pay depends on experience. Bookkeeping & COMPUTER SKILLS MANDATORY. Utilize QuickBooks Enterprise. Knowledge of inventory & Excel helpful. Must have good customer relations. Benefits include, vacation, sick leave & 401K. Drop off or mail generic application or resume' to Farmers Union Oil, PO Box 290, Rudyard, MT 59540. 4-I

For Sale: Alfalfa-Grass Mix Hay. Call 379-2654. 4-I. Mark Your Calendar! June 22, 23, 24 is the 17th Annual Milk River Gospel Jamboree at the Malta HS Auditorium. Visit www.mrgjamboree.org. For info, call John at 301-2887 or Owen 263-5555. 4-II


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Electrolysis - IT WORKS!!!

Price Reduced! 116 2nd Ave S.E. Harlem 2 bed 1 bath $60,900 Call Kim Cripps at 406-265-0905. 4-I.

The only permanent method of hair removal!

Chanel Lett of Permanent Reflections can safely remove embarrassing unwanted hair forever!! Permanent Reflections offers the following services all in one stop! ~ Electrolysis (all permanent hair removal) ~ Waxing (full body) ~ Permanent Cosmetics Please call for appointment or consultation. located in Havre Chanel 406-399-0513 Serenity Salon 406-262-7113

Loring Fire Department Announces Gopher Hunt Fundraiser

Join us! April 29, Gospel Sing & Mini Jam at the Glasgow Evangelical Church, 152 Aberdeen St, 3:00pm. For more info call John Koss 301-2887 or Owen Childress 263-5555. Admission is free, all are welcome! 4-II.

On Saturday, April 28, the Loring Fire Department will be holding a Gopher Hunt to raise funds. Searching for something? An entry fee of $10 will be assessed for each two-person team. The Find it in the search window www.TriciasTrader.com. x hunt will begin at 9:00 AM and run until 5:00 PM. A freewill lunch and prizes at will be available, and the Loring Fire Department promises fun for all. For more information, interested individuals can call Kenny Clark at 406-6745551. Equity Co-op in Malta is carrying a wide variety of western and work wear and Hooey hats. Come check out our selection at 428 South 1 E Malta 654-2240 4-II. Tired of plucking, tweezing and waxing? Chanel Lett can safely remove unwanted hair forever! Electrolysis is the only permanent method of hair removal. Call today for appointment 406-399-0513 4-II. For Rent: 2 bedroom, 2 bath house in Chinook. Call 390-4874 or 357-3366. 4-II


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Kids Need More Than Fruits & Vegetables to Stay Healthy Preteens and Teens Need Vaccines Too

Call us at 357-2294 today to see if your family is up-to-date

empowering you for life

Spring into Summer Events Coming to Havre and Lewistown As part of their 2018 Discover Wild Montana program, the Montana Wilderness Association (MWA) is holding a series of Spring into Summer presentations across Montana, with two coming to our area. On Tuesday, May 1, the MWA will be hosted by Triple Dog Brewing Company at 675 First Street West in Havre and on Wednesday, May 2 by Lewistown Public Library located on 701 West Main Street in Lewistown. Both presentations will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM, during which time the MWA will share information about Wilderness Walks, volunteer trail projects, and citizen science opportunities. Those attending these events will meet other outdoor enthusiasts and receive details about the MWA’s summer line-up to support Montana’s wild, open spaces. Free and open to the public, Wilderness Walks are guided hikes that happen all over the state. Although the schedule hasn’t been published yet, interested individuals can follow the topic at MWA’s website: http:// wildmontana.org. According to that website, “each Wilderness Walk is an opportunity to slow down, feel the earth beneath your feet, travel a winding path through the forest, or reach the top of a mountain. It's an opportunity to experience nature with all your senses and to become intimately involved with a landscape, to learn its character, and understand why it's so important to protect Montana’s wild places.” These walks are facilitated by experienced volunteers who share their knowledge and passion for protecting Montana’s wild places. Since 2012, the MWA has been mobilizing volunteers through their Volunteer Trail Crew (VTC), the offi cial name of the trail stewardship program. With land management agencies like the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management facing decreasing budgets and increased workload due to wildfi res, the demand for volunteer efforts has never been higher. Volunteers are a key resource in keeping trails maintained for public use and recreation. Joining a VTC enables a person to get outdoors, explore landscapes, and meet new people while putting sweat equity into the trails that Montanan’s love to hike and ride. To fi nd a list of projects and/or to register for a VTC, outdoor enthusiasts can visit the MWA website. Attendees will also hear from Douglas Lorain, a Montana resident and winner of the prestigious National Outdoor Book Award. Author of more than a dozen best-selling hiking and backpacking guidebooks, Lorain will be presenting and sharing stories from his newest book, 100 Classic Hikes: Montana released through Mountaineers Books, a Seattle based publisher. Both Spring into Summer events will feature a raffl e, with tickets available for sale at each location. The prize, courtesy of Alpacka Raft, is a 2.8-pound Scout pack raft, designed for fastpacking, crossing rivers, canyoneering, and mountain lake fi shing. Those in attendance will also be eligible for door prize drawings with items donated by some of MWA’s sponsors. At Triple Dog Brewing, one dollar of every beer sold will go directly towards the MWA’s program work. The MWA was established in 1958 as Montana's wilderness community. Since then, the MWA has worked to protect Montana’s wilderness, wildlife habitat, and traditional recreation opportunities. The organization’s mission is to “protect Montana's wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions, now and for future generations,” and their intention is to get out into wild places and work to keep Montana wild.

For Sale: 1994 Diamond D Gooseneck stock trailer w/ divider. 20 ft. wooden floor like new w/ rubber mats. Asking $5,000. Call or text 390-4755. 4-II

Best Resting Inn & Extended Stay: "We're not the Fanciest, We're the Friendliest." 5001 River Dr. N., Gt Falls, MT. 406-268-8333. x

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Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor by Krayton Kerns, DVM, former State Rep. HD 58

Frozen Come into All Seasons Home Looking for Help? Help Center @729 2nd Ave S,We Wanted ads are FREE in carry just about everything See Tricia’s Trader. Call today! x how we can accommodate you. Call 406-228-8288. 4-II.

For Sale: 2012 JD7230R Tractor, IVT trans, JDH480 loader & grapple, 1200 hrs, $155,000. In excellent condition, Saco, MT Call or text 390-4755. 4-II

For Sale: Two Registered Polled Hereford Yearling bulls for sale. Both are fertility tested, ultra-sounded, complete EPD'S available, and delivery. Please contact 386-2244. 4-II

Come into All Seasons Home Center @729 2nd Ave S,We carry just about everything See how we can accommodate you. Call 406-228-8288. 4-II.

Equity Co-op in Malta is carrying a wide variety of western and work wear and Hooey hats. Come check out our selection at 428 South 1 E Malta 654-2240 4-II.

Guitars of Montana: Alvarez, BOSS/Roland, Crafter, Dean, Electro-Voice, EVH, G&L, Gretsch, Guild, Hammond, Ibanez, Jackson, Laney, Ludwig, Luna, Mapex, Phil Jones Pure Sound, Randall, Zildjian! Music books, Band/Orchestra rentals. #2 5th Street South, downtown Great Falls, 406-453-4998. 1-II:7-1

For Sale: 3 bed, 2 bath home at 515 Minn., Chinook, MT. Very clean, move-in ready, central a/c, storage, add'n w/ util. rm. New master bath, lots of upgrades. Huge 2-car garage, deck, quiet neighborhood near HS. Call 406357-2835 or 262-3910 to see. x

Bear Paw Livestock Commission Company & Order Buying Firm

www.bearpawlive.com

Chinook, MT

Working to make your sale a success! Sale Schedule

April 20 April 27 April 4 April 11 April 18 -

Regular Cattle Sale Regular Cattle Sale Regular Cattle Sale Regular Cattle Sale Regular Cattle Sale

Bull Sales & BPL

April 18 -

Milk River Angus

Sales every Friday at 12:00 Market reports posted weekly on our website & on Facebook! Office: 357-2286

Dexter: 799-2286

Travis: 390-0555

Kevin: 357-8055

As a kid, profanity was forbidden and especially so in front of Mom. I suffered a language learning disability, so during my early years my breath smelled like Zest or Lava depending on the vulgarity of my lip-slip. Back then, Mom did not realize feeding me soap was damaging my self-esteem, but I have forgiven her. I vividly remember the afternoon decades later, when my younger brother, Blaine, shot out a Lava-worthy word. He was in his twenties, so could safely outrun Mom with her bar of soap and here is what happened. We were inseminating an embryo transfer, donor cow who was so gentle she meandered the barnyard at will. Blaine was pushing her into the chute and rather than zap her with a hot shot, he thrust his shoulder above her udder to manhandle her to the head catch. She locked her front legs and quietly chewed her cud. She was having a great day and as Blaine strained the sweat poured from beneath his hatband. Exasperated and exhausted, he shot upright, smacked her backside and screamed, “you f---ing whore!” I froze. Mom froze. The dog froze. The cow turned, looked at Blaine and chuckled. Everyone knew this was an epic moment and I will leave the story right here. Over time, language etiquette has changed. Hollywood and social media use the f-word like a comma even though it is neither proper nor poetic. Children raised in today’s electronic vortex mimic this profanity without notice. For example, David Hogg, the 17-year-old, leftist, poster child from Florida, instinctively punctuates his public rants with the f-word. When he boasted he knows better how to run our “f---ing democracy” than elected officials, the word froze me in my tracks—not the f-word, the d-word. Mr. Hogg, we are not a “f---ing democracy,” we are a constitutional republic. You should not vote until you understand the difference. In a constitutional republic the rule of law reigns supreme with government guaranteeing the natural rights of the minority even when it is a minority of a single citizen. The Constitution limits the pathological growth of government. In a democracy, right or wrong is established by mob rule and once the populace discovers they can vote themselves goodies from the treasury, government grows malignantly. Equality of opportunity beams in a constitutional republic, whereas equality of outcome is the hallmark of majority rule. In the former, your bounty is limited only by your talent, ambition and willingness to risk. In the latter, your bounty is confiscated by government to be redistributed to those with no talent, ambition or willingness to risk, less a small postage and handling fee for the ruling class. Throughout history, greed of the ruling class and their minions has collapsed every democracy in two centuries and America’s journey away from a constitutional republic began in the early 1900s. The next 70 years will determine freedom’s fate. What say you?

JOB OPENING: Part-time Bookkeeper to work varied hours in oil, fuel & retail store in Rudyard, MT. Pay depends on experience. Bookkeeping & COMPUTER SKILLS MANDATORY. Utilize QuickBooks Enterprise. Knowledge of inventory & Excel helpful. Must have good customer relations. Benefits include, vacation, sick leave & 401K. Drop off or mail generic application or resume' to Farmers Union Oil, PO Box 290, Rudyard, MT 59540. 4-I

Mark Your Calendar! June 22, 23, 24 is the 17th Annual Milk River Gospel Jamboree at the Malta HS Auditorium. Visit www.mrgjamboree.org. For info, call John at 301-2887 or Owen 263-5555. 4-II For Rent: 2 bedroom, 2 bath house in Chinook. Call 390-4874 or 357-3366. 4-II


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The Impact of ELD and HOS Regulations

Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website states that the electronic logging device (ELD) rule—which was congressionally mandated as a part of the transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21; P.L. 112141)—is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data, those directly affected vehemently disagree. Motor carriers, drivers, and individuals involved in the agriculture industry are not only frustrated by what they call unfair limitations placed on their progress but angry about failing devices. In theory, an ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time, for easier and more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording. In fact, since the ELD implementation date, which was December 18, 2017, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has received a volume of complaints from members who have encountered various problems with their ELD solutions. The ELD Rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain RODS. But understanding the 126 page Federal Register with all of its ELD Rule Exceptions and trouble-shooting strategies can seem daunting. For example, in the event that the ELD malfunctions, impairing its ability to present the driver’s previous seven days, the driver may present evidence of duty status by way of a manual record of the previous seven days, a printed copy, or in an electronic form, such as a portable data fi le or PDF. If an ELD malfunction corrects itself after the driver has reconstructed his or her records of duty status, these reconstructed records, along with ELD data, must be presented to a safety offi cial during a roadside inspection in order to satisfy the requirement to display the current day and the previous seven days of duty status. It is this monitoring of a driver’s every move and this possibility of encountering a Department of Transportation (DOT) offi cer looking for violations that has many worried. In mid-March, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester expressed relief that the ELD mandate, which was to have gone into effect for agricultural haulers on March 18, will be delayed another 90 days while the FMCSA works on solutions to the current HOS rules that simply do not work for those hauling live animals. The HOS regulation is especially signifi cant now that ELDs are required. Besides the mind-reeling numbers game presented by the 14-hour on-duty time and 10 hour off-duty clock and mandatory 30-minute rest breaks, the HOS regulation conversation is complicated by the human factor. Because of their unique schedules, travel patterns into potentially congested travel lanes, and daily habits that are distinct to each individual, truckers—like any other human—will fi nd exceptions when under the infl uence of standardization. Variables like eating, sleeping, and driving routines or delays caused at shipping and receiving departments demand more fl exibility in the HOS regulations so that a driver is not cited when the real-world intrudes. In an effort to elude the mandate, some companies and drivers are fi nding creative options to the ELD mandate. According to the FMCSA, the following are not required to use ELDs (but carriers may choose to use ELDs even if they are not required): • Drivers who use paper logs no more than 8 days during any 30-day period. • Driveaway-towaway drivers (where the vehicle driven is the commodity) or the vehicle being transported is a motor home or a recreation vehicle trailer (at least one set of wheels of the vehicle being transported must be on the surface while being transported). • Drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000. The FMCSA website goes on to explain “that while an ELD may voluntarily be used in vehicles that are model year 1999 or older, use of an ELD is not required in these vehicles; likewise, vehicles with engines predating model year 2000 are to be treated as exempt, even if the VIN number reported on the registration indicates that the CMV is a later model year. When a vehicle is registered, the model year should follow the criteria established by the National Highway Traffi c Safety Administration (NHTSA). There may be instances where the model year refl ected on the vehicle registration is not the same as the engine model year, most commonly when a vehicle is rebuilt using a “glider kit.” In this circumstance, an inspector/investigator should use the model year on the engine to determine if the driver is exempt from the ELD requirements. If the engine model year is older than 2000, the driver is not subject to the ELD rule. While the driver is not required to possess documentation that confi rms the vehicle engine model year, 49 CFR Part 379 Appendix A requires motor carriers to maintain all documentation on motor and engine changes at the principle place of business. If a determination cannot be made at the roadside, safety offi cial should refer the case for further investigation.” Hopefully the FMCSA and other industry leaders can reach a solution that respects safety while also understanding the human factor, animal welfare issues, and infrastructure needs, like truck stops and rest areas to accommodate trucks and drivers who need to comply with HOS before the Full Compliance Phase is reached. After December 16, 2019 all drivers and carriers subject to the rule must use self-certifi ed ELDs that are registered with the FMCSA. While this new law claims to include many important provisions intended to help the FMCSA in its important mission to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses, industry leaders believe the FMCSA needs to consider the train wreck they’re creating. Before the Full Compliance deadline, individuals affected are encouraged to contact their senators and representatives to explain the severity of the impact.

Equity Co-op in Malta is carrying a wide variety of western and work wear and Hooey hats. Come check out our selection at 428 South 1 E Malta 654-2240 4-I.

Tell them you read it in “Tricia’s Trader”! For Sale: RARE KNIVES, Large selection RUANA, SCHRADE, Hard to find USA- made Old Timer & Uncle Henry, Knife/scissor sharpening BIG SKY IMAGES & COLLECTIBLES Havre Holiday Village Mall 406-399-6522. 4-II For Sale: 2015 Ford Lariat F-250 Superduty Short Box. 64,000 Miles. Tuxedo Black & Black Leather Interior. Tool Box, B & W Ball. This pickup is a Must See!! 406228-9306 Or 406-263-7529. 4-I For Sale: Black accordion with case, Lido model. $400 or best offer. Call 406-265-7219. 4-II

Are you looking for that special hard-to-find book? BIG SKY IMAGES & COLLECTIBLES We have NEW and USED BOOKS will special order Havre Holiday Village Mall 406-399-6522 3-II:6-I For Sale: 2010 SRT8 Challenger. 6 speed, black w/ 5,200 mi. Asking $30,000. Call or text 390-4755. 4-II

For Sale: Standing at "Snippy Roan Bar" AQHA Roan Stallion, Great Color disposition. Call 658-2157.

Stud Red and 4-II

BUY-SELL-TRADE Vintage Collectibles: Kokomo Joe's Trading Post, Chester Montana. 406-7596472. 4-II.


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Enjoying Everyday Life Joyce Meyer

One Surefire Way to Love Your Life

For Sale: Used oilfield pipe, rods, cable & guard rail. New HDPE pipe. Engineered bridges for pivots, vehicles, walking & ATV. Clips & post caps. Toll free- 866683-7299 or 406-453-7299 BIG SKY PIPE AND SUPPLY, Great Falls. Call TODAY and Ask for our free catalog. VISIT US ONLINE ht t p:// bi g sk y pi p e a nd suppl y. com/html/ 1-II-4-II

Helping You Haul: We make it our business. See our selection of stock trailers, flatbeds, car haulers, utility trailers, toy haulers, and even the B&W Hitch to hook you up. Brands like Circle D, Travalong, Hillsboro, Look, Haulmark, Diamond C, Boss Plows and more. Triple T Sales in Chinook, 406-3572166, www.ttt-sales.com. 3-II.

For Sale: Two Registered Polled Hereford Yearling bulls for sale. Both are fertility tested, ultra-sounded, complete EPD'S available, and delivery. Please contact 386-2244. 4-II

For Sale: 2015 Ford Lariat F-250 Superduty Short Box. 64,000 Miles. Tuxedo Black & Black Leather Interior. Tool Box, B & W Ball. This pickup is a Must See!! 406228-9306 Or 406-263-7529. 4-I

FOR SALE ONLY: Price reduced Liese Building Moving: Call for a 116 2nd Ave. S.E., Harlem. 2 bid. Dan 406-379-2320 or 262-3253. bed, 1 bath. $45,000. Call Kim Or Dale 654-4605. 4-II 265-0905. 4-II

If someone asked you if you love your life, what would you say? It seems most people would say they don’t love their life. But as believers in Christ, we can learn to love the life we have. I know what it’s like to have a miserable life, and how wonderful it is to live with God’s peace and joy. I remember when God spoke to my heart and told me, “You’re not happy because you’re selfish.” It wasn’t easy to hear, but facing that truth helped me surrender my will to God, so He could begin working in me and help me make the changes I needed to make. I discovered that the key to loving my life is making love – God’s love – the central theme of my life. God IS love – it’s not just what He does, but who He is. He loves us unconditionally, and when we believe that, it changes us; it makes us confident and secure. Knowing you are loved gives you courage and boldness to step out and try new things, so you don’t have to be stuck with a negative attitude about life in general, or in a situation you hate. It gives you security that enables you to confront unhealthy relationships, knowing you’ll be okay – and even better than before – however things turn out. Here’s how God’s love works in our lives: We receive His love for us, then we see ourselves the way He does and love ourselves in a healthy way, and finally, we let His love flow through us to others. The goal is to take in the good things God offers us, and then go out in the world and give to others what He has given to us! God wants to give us His love, mercy, grace and forgiveness, and He expects those things to flow through us to the people in our world. God created us to be loved and to love others. First John 3:11 says, “This is the message which you [believers] have heard from the beginning [of your relationship with Christ], that we should [unselfishly] love and seek the best for one another.” That’s real Christianity. If we really get down to it, how much do we really think about what we can do for other people? I’ve learned that when I’m focusing on myself, what I want or how I can get others to do what I want them to do, I am frustrated, easily offended and upset much of the time. I lived this way for many years, and when I became serious about my relationship with God and started studying His Word, I discovered it wasn’t the life Jesus died to give me. I also began to see things in my attitude and behavior that weren’t pleasing to God. In my journey to healing and wholeness in my soul, I had to confront pain from things people had done to me…abuse I had endured from my parents and other ways I was mistreated by people. God revealed to me that I couldn’t have unforgiveness in my heart and be right with Him. Forgiving others was not a choice I could make based on my feelings; it was a decision of my will. While the process of forgiveness was hard and painful, I can honestly say it was worth it to be free of the anger that was rooted in my soul. I want to encourage you to examine your heart today and determine if you are holding on to a grudge against someone. Pray and ask God to help you see the truth about yourself. If He shows you something, make the choice to forgive, and give it all to Him. Don’t think about what was done to you continually; instead, pray about it and pray for the person who hurt you. Pray that God will bless them with the truth, so they can repent for what they’ve done wrong and be right with Him. If they don’t repent, then just be thankful for the healing God has done in you and move on. Remember that God is love, and the more we love like Him, the better our lives will be. John 3:16 says, “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.” Be determined to love in your actions, not just your words. Be obedient to God’s Word and trust Him to change your heart as you take steps of faith, following the leading of the Holy Spirit. As you do, you’ll find you’re the happiest you’ve ever been when you’re living to love others! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For more on this topic, order Joyce’s four-CD series Sit, Stand, Walk, Run. You can also contact us to receive our free magazine, Enjoying Everyday Life, by calling (800) 727-9673 or visiting www. joycemeyer.org. Joyce Meyer is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc. She has authored more than 100 books, including Battlefield of the Mind and Unshakeable Trust: Find the Joy of Trusting God at All Times, in All Things (Hachette). She hosts the Enjoying Everyday Life radio and TV programs, which air on hundreds of stations worldwide. For more information, visit www. joycemeyer.org. Please note: The views and opinions expressed throughout this publication and/or website are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Joyce Meyer Ministries.


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2018 Montana State Fair Night Show Save the Date The Montana State Fair recently announced that Jeff Foxworth will be part of the 2018 State Fair night show lineup, taking the stage in the Pacifi c Steel & Recycling Arena in Great Falls on Friday, August 3. Foxworthy, one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, is the largest selling comedyrecording artist in history. He has multiple Grammy Award nominations and is the bestselling author of more than 26 books. In 2014, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, Foxworthy and his act explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to that of Mark Twain. Others may know Foxworthy as the emcee of the FOX television game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, which he hosted for several seasons, including during its return to primetime this past fall. Foxworthy also executive produced and starred in Foxworthy's Big Night Out and in the television series Blue Collar TV, which he created for the Warner Brothers network. In addition, he has voiced numerous characters in various animated fi lms, including Handy Smurf in The Smurfs and Smurfs 2. He was the voice of Reggie the Rooster in the Warner Brothers fi lm Racing Stripes, Lyle in the Disney movie Fox and The Hound II, Lindberg in the Aviators, and Charlie Horse in Hatched. Foxworthy’s creativity extends into other arenas as well, including publishing. His children's book, Dirt on My Shirt, which has become a New York Times Best Seller, is a collection of poems inspired by his family and friends. The poems are funny, witty, fi lled with sly humor, and always affectionate, capturing the very essence of being a kid. Another children's book, Hide!!! was a New York Times Best Seller and won a 2011 Mom's Choice Award for illustrated children's books. With this book, he teamed with illustrator Steve Bjorkman to tell the story of a neighborhood game of hide and seek in which the reader is invited to join the search. About Foxworthy, whose resumé of fi lm, television, music, video, radio, comedy, and publishing credits is extensive, Kevin Thomas of the LA Times had this to say: “Foxworthy is especially virtuosic in his physical comedy, his fl ights of fancy and lightning shifts of tone and mood; he blends all these elements effortlessly. He may defi ne being redneck as possessing ‘a glorious lack of sophistication,’ but the truth is that Foxworthy, for all his regular-guy image, is a decidedly sophisticated artist." Tickets for his Montana State Fair performance in Great Falls go on sale Friday, April 6 at 11:00 AM and can be obtained by calling the Pacifi c Steel & Recycling Arena Box Offi ce at (406) 727-1481 or by visiting www. goexpopark.com.

JOB OPENING! Immediate need for full time manager for oils, fuel and retail store in Rudyard, MT. Manager experience preferred. Also, computer experience utilizing Excel and Quickbooks Enterprise, knowledge of book keeping and accounting and able to handle product orders and inventory control. Excellent communication and customer service skills and able to lift 50 lbs required. Must have or be able to acquire CDL Class A with HazMat Endorsement. Pay $30,000/yr or negotiable depending upon experience. Duties include all aspects of management. Benefits include Medical allowance, 401; vacation and sick leave. Drop off o or mail generic Wed., 28th application and resume to FarmersMarch Union Oil PO Box 290, Rudyard, MT 59540. FREE Hot Dogs & Chili

11:30am - 1pm

Farmers Union Oil Co. Rudyard, MT (406) 355-4543

Bowtie Ball Set for April 28 On Saturday, April 28, the Associated Students of Montana State University-Northern (ASMSUN) invites people across the Hi-Line to their annual Bowtie Ball in the Donaldson Hall Commons, located at 300 13th Street West in Havre, for a night of appetizers, drinks, and dancing. The event’s featured music will be country, provided by a DJ, Vic's Place will be serving beer and wine, and MSUN catering will be serving appetizers. Tickets are available at the door and will cost $20 for singles or $30 for couples. All proceeds from this event will benefi t the Donaldson Restoration Project. For more information, interested persons can call 406-265-3561.

Price Reduced! 116 2nd Ave S.E. For Sale: Cedar chest, like Harlem 2 bed 1 bath $60,900 Call new in perfect condition. Call Kim Cripps at 406-265-0905. 4-I. 357--2837. 4-II

Oil sale EXTENDED thru April 30th!

Available at your local CHS Big Sky


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Red & Black Simmental & Sim/Angus

BULL SALE May 3 • Glasgow Stockyards

Lunch at noon • Sale starts at 1 p.m. 40 Head Solid Head Solid Red 50 Black Head• 40 Black 15 Head Solid Red Composite

YEARLING BULLS Thick – Meaty – Moderate Framed – Easy Calving Tired of plucking, tweezing and waxing? Chanel Lett can Hey! I have a new set of quarter horse safely remove unwanted hair size Bi-Thane harness for sale. Dale 4-II forever! Electrolysis is the only Freitag 654-4605, Malta. permanent method of hair removal. Call today for appointment 406-399-0513 4-II.

American Garage Provides & Installs

LIFT LEVEL KITS? Whether you want a modest lift or a full-blown kit, our experienced team will help you get the look you are craving!

Call 406.357.4201

For Sale: Alfalfa-Grass Mix Hay. Call 379-2654. 4-I.

American Garage 40440 US Hwy 2 East - Chinook Scott DePriest, Owner

www.americangarage.net

A. I. Sires Represented

Black Angus – Resource, Rampage, Payweight 1682, Visionary, HA Cowboy Up Red Angus – HXC Conquest, Redemption, Andras New Direction Simmental – Catalyst, Upgrade, Prime Beef, Beef King Red Stabilizer – Cadillac, 18 Karat, Big Gene Black Stabilizer – Trinity, Prophet This herd has produced the top rate-of-gain steer 8 of the last 10 years at the NE Montana Fair.

“Breeding Simmentals since 1969”

Nelson Ranch

D o n N e ls o n

F lo y d N e ls o n , J r.

(406) 367-5261 • cell 263-5261 (406) 228-2024 • cell 263-5251 173F Nelson Rd. • Glasgow, MT 59230 PO Box 254 • Glasgow, MT 59230

For Sale: 1994 Diamond D Gooseneck stock trailer w/ divider. 20 ft. wooden floor like new w/ rubber mats. Asking $5,000. Call or text 390-4755. 4-II

For Sale: 2012 JD7230R Tractor, IVT trans, JDH480 loader & grapple, 1200 hrs, $155,000. In excellent condition, Saco, MT Call or text 390-4755. 4-II

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