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nside Cover Story Jerry Marble plays a chess game in his head many nights as he falls asleep. The 57-year-old plans the calls he’ll make the next day and the people he’ll visit, an array of journalists, lawyers and advocates whom he prods, each time anew making a case for his son Cody Marble. Cover photo by Chad Harder “I’ve been stumping around the streets for years, until people are sick of me,” Jerry says. Cody was convicted in 2002 of felony sexual intercourse without consent, for raping a 13-year old boy when he was 17, while the two teens were incarcerated in the juvenile wing of the Missoula County Detention Center...................14

News Letters Rep. Rehberg is weak on family planning.......................................................4 The Week in Review Occupy Missoula gets an eviction notice .................................6 Briefs Cab company stays on the road, PSC approves water sale, more....................6 Etc. What’s our congressional delegation done lately? ...............................................7 Up Front Ravalli County won’t cotton to vaccinations ...............................................8 Up Front Searching for ways to have farmland and suburbs .....................................9 Ochenski The Iraq War ends, no one cheers............................................................10 Range Time for Occupy to get greener .....................................................................11 Agenda Amy Martin’s musical Reserve & Green ........................................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan You say “crème anglaise,” I say “yum” ..........................................18 Happiest Hour The Griz semifinal extravaganza......................................................19 8 Days a Week Time to practice tying cherry stems with your tongue....................21 Mountain High Ice Climbing Basics at REI...............................................................33 Scope The Cigarette Girls Burlesque show ...............................................................34 Noise The battle of the Christmas titans! ..................................................................35 Soundcheck Asaph’ll play you a song, he’s—the Piano Man! ..................................36 Film Martin Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes is crisp, smart fun ................................37 Movie Shorts Independent takes on current films ...................................................38

Exclusives Street Talk....................................................................................................................4 In Other News...........................................................................................................13 Classifieds ................................................................................................................C-1 The Advice Goddess................................................................................................C-2 Free Will Astrolog y .................................................................................................C-4 Crossword Puzzle....................................................................................................C-7 This Modern World ...............................................................................................C-15

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Asked Monday, Dec. 12, in the University Center at the University of Montana. A Jesus statue resides on national forest land atop Whitefish Mountain Resort. With the statue’s lease set to expire, more than 90,000 people have weighed in on its future. We’re wondering: What would Jesus do? Follow-up: Who should be memorialized with a statue in Missoula? Alex Dalgleish: I think Jesus would let it stand. I mean seriously, who wouldn’t want a statue of themselves on top of a mountain? I don’t think He would want people praying to it though; He’d probably rather they focus their attention on skiing. Dog is my copilot: My girlfriend’s dog Juno. That way I would always have the upper hand when I forget her birthday, Valentine’s Day or our anniversaries. I’d be like, “Look, I may have forgotten to get you a present, but I built you a statue of your dog. Get off my back.” J.J. Licitra: Jesus wouldn’t want to create controversy, so He wouldn’t want to upset people but instead have them work together to come up with a solution that works in everyone’s best interests. False idol before thee: I would memorialize William Clark because he came through Missoula on his way to Oregon and not many people are aware of that, nor are they aware of the museum that is dedicated to him here in Missoula. He deserves more recognition. Nancy Rishoff: I don’t think Jesus minds having a statue of himself at Whitefish Mountain Resort. I used to take my kids to the mountain twice a week, and I never even noticed the Jesus statue, so I don’t see why it’s a big deal. Solid gold: Jeannette Rankin, because she was the first woman in the U.S. Congress and she avidly fought against child labor. There needs to be more than just a building and a park to honor her. It would be nice to celebrate her legacy with a huge statue somewhere downtown where everyone could see it. Scott Krueger: I think Jesus is completely cool with having a statue of himself chilling on top of Whitefish Mountain Resort. He just hangs out and prays to His pops for more snow, which is a good thing. I love going to see Him when I make it up that way. Everyone deserves a good safety meeting with Jesus before they hit the slopes. Safety in numbers: I’ll go with Joseph Smith, because he condones having multiple wives, which is awesome. Jesus isn’t really cool with that, but my boy Joseph Smith is totally down. Roger McDonald: I think the statue should be left alone. I’ve already sent several letters and emails out regarding the subject. Under the terms of the original lease, the Forest Service would have stopped anything they didn’t want built. It’s not like it’s a permanent structure. Rough Rider: Teddy Roosevelt, because he set aside land for national forests. If it weren’t for Teddy Roosevelt, who knows how public land would be utilized.

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Bah humbug budget On Capitol Hill, in the waning hours of 2011, Rep. Denny Rehberg’s controversial proposal to slash funds from family planning clinics is just one more needless attack on the middle class and poor that is gridlocking Congress. The cuts are part of Rehberg’s fiscal year 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill introduced earlier this fall. These clinics serve low-income and underinsured women and their families, screen for cancer and other diseases, and provide basic health services. One recent study found that 17.3 percent of Montanans have no health insurance, 7.7 percent are unemployed and 14.6 percent live below the poverty level. Yet Rehberg’s plan would further reduce access to health care for poor and lowincome families. Why does Montana’s congressman refuse to ask the wealthy to pay their fair share in taxes, and instead decimate the programs that help the poor, who have no other means of support? It’s a “bah humbug” budget that reminds me of A Christmas Carol, in which stingy Ebenezer Scrooge groused that Tiny Tim’s health was not Scrooge’s problem. ’Tis the season of giving. For all the Emily and Bob Cratchit families today in our country, let’s urge Rehberg to stop behaving like Scrooge and give a little. God bless us with health care, every one! Mary Ann Dunwell Helena

Biting criticism I take exception to the statement in the article “Paying deerly” in the Dec. 8, 2011 Independent, saying I have “no formal scientific training.” I graduated with a B.A. in science and education. Because I had a double major, I have the equivalent of six years of college credits rather than just four. I also worked in the nursery of a large hospital in Denver for eight months, giving me the opportunity to observe “normal asymmetry” (not the same as birth defects) on between 1,200 and 1,500 human newborns. As a wildlife rehabber for 45-plus years, I have closely observed the anatomy of over 500 newborns of a variety of Montana mammal species, wild and domestic, and have necropsied several hundred mammals and birds. Our 2011 study Observations of brachygnathia superior in wild ruminants in Western Montana, by three biologists, one with a Ph.D., and myself, is available online. For this study, the amount of

underbite, overbite or normal contact of the lower incisors with the premaxillary pad was quantified, with measurements. Our 2002 study Genital abnormalities in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in west-central Montana: Pesticide exposure as a possible cause, was done by three biologists, two with Ph.D.s, and myself. I am not “charting” these malformations alone, as the Independent’s article insinuates.

“’Tis the season of giving. For all the Emily and Bob Cratchit families today in our country, let’s urge Rep. Rehberg to stop behaving like Scrooge and give a little.” Here is my response to Dr. Foresman’s statement that “because there’s a lot of variability in nature, the malformations Hoy is charting might result from natural processes, anomalies or injuries, especially in roadkill”: First, natural processes include the disruption of cellular signaling and cellular growth during fetal development. Second, my medical dictionary defines “anomalies” as birth defects. And third, injuries incurred after it is born, how an animal dies or that it is dead do not in any way affect the presence or absence of developmental malformations/birth defects, which an animal has at birth. Interestingly, the mountain goat pictured in an advertisement on page 24 of the Dec. 1 Independent has an underbite, apparently not observed by government biologists. The lower lip is clearly forward of the upper lip, opposite of normal. Judy Hoy Stevensville

Destroying democracy I was at Partnership Health Center recently, waiting for a doctor’s appointment. I picked up Newsweek, partly because there was a picture of President Obama on the cover. I turned to the cover article and began reading an amazingly balanced and rational overview of the president’s accomplishments so far. The article mentioned that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law was still in effect, which prompted me to turn to the cover for the date. The issue of Newsweek I was reading was from November 2, 2009, and the article was a review of the things that the president had accomplished in his first year in office. The article describes our system of government as one based on compromises and checks and balances. The pace it moves at is slow. Presidents are not dictators but (hopefully) leaders, and are limited in their choices for change. There was a quote from the article in large bold print on the page. I want to share it with others, because it summarizes many of the issues talked about in the article. “If the American people want the president to be more like the Barack Obama they elected, perhaps they should start being more like the voters who elected him.” Not since the time before the Civil War have we had people in our government who wanted to destroy our system of democracy. These individuals are not interested in compromise. They are not interested in the people who work at McDonald’s or clean the office buildings they work in, who teach in our public schools, who work in mines, factories and retail stores. They are not interested in helping disabled people or supporting children who have had no advantages or chances to succeed. These people often call themselves Christians but apparently are reading a Bible I fail to recognize. They vigorously oppose methods to prevent unwanted children but have no desire to assist these children when they are born. They have access to the latest technology and so feel that the postal service is no longer needed. Our planet and country are at risk. If we continue on our course, our future is in doubt. I hope that people will have the wisdom and understanding to realize that the stakes are high now, and these problems will affect us all. Please consider these things as our elections near. Rachel López Missoula

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Barry Beach, who has spent nearly 29 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit, is released on his own recognizance weeks after a Montana judge ordered a new trial for the 49-yearold. Beach was convicted of killing a 17-year-old on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in 1979.

• Thursday, December 8 Missoula County Commissioners send a letter to Occupy Missoula protesters asking them to leave the courthouse lawn where they have been camped for two months—and where human feces have been found. The commissioners cite “increased exposure of county staff to pathogens.”

• Friday, December 9 A Missoula Police Department patrol car is taken on a joyride downtown by a man wearing pajamas and a sheepskin-and-leather hat after an officer leaves the car on Ryman Street to investigate reports of an altercation. The car shows up unharmed near Pattee and Front streets. The man remains at large.

• Saturday, December 10 The morning after UM’s football team routed Northern Iowa to reach the FCS semifinals, Griz fans actually root for Montana State to beat Sam Houston State, which would mean another Griz home game— and another “Brawl of the Wild.” But the Bobcats get crushed, and Montana gets a date with the topranked team.

• Sunday, December 11 Hundreds flock to the Holiday Inn in downtown Missoula, where more than 100 local and regional vendors hawk their goods as part of the Holiday MADE Fair. The event is “family and hipster friendly,” according to a KPAX news report.

• Monday, December 12 The Missoula City Council unanimously votes to hire Jason Diehl as the city’s new fire chief. Diehl, who’s served as assistant chief since 2005 and has been employed by the city since 1990, replaces Mike Painter. Painter will retire Dec. 31 after working for the city for 31 years.

• Tuesday, December 13 Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester announce that the U.S. Postal Service will delay closure of mail processing centers and post offices for five months, allowing lawmakers more time to save them. “Closing rural post offices and sending Montana-area mail processing facilities out of state won’t create the kind of savings necessary for a long term solution,” Baucus says.

Sporting mittens and hats to fend off the cold, Griz Nation kept the energy high as the Montana Grizzlies steamrolled the University of Northern Iowa Panthers 48-10 in Friday night’s NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal. The Grizzlies, now 11-2, face top-rated and undefeated Sam Houston State in the FCS semifinal game Friday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in Huntsville, Texas.

Drunk driving Ucallus clears obstacle course Kevin Sandberg says he’s on the verge of bankruptcy. He says competitors have defamed him and the Montana Public Service Commission won’t get off his back. But Sandberg refuses to give up on Ucallus, his non-profit, donation-funded taxi service dedicated to driving home Missoula’s would-be drunk drivers. And it appears he’ll be able to keep his cars on the road now that the IRS, on Dec. 6, granted Ucallus 501(c)(3) status, the key to sidestepping PSC oversight that has stymied other startup cab companies in the past. Ucallus incorporated and applied for non-profit status in March. In June, Sandberg’s attorney asked the PSC to clarify whether it has jurisdiction over non-profits. The PSC ruled in October that it does not—nor, the commission said, does it have jurisdiction over motor carriers that don’t assess fees or accepts tips. Because Ucallus doesn’t technically collect either—just optional donations— Sandberg and his attorney took that as permission to begin operation. And Sandberg did. But then the PSC pumped the brakes on

Ucallus. On Nov. 30, Kate Whitney, the PSC’s regulatory division administrator, wrote to Sandberg to inform him that until the IRS officially approves Ucallus’s non-profit application, it could accept “absolutely no remuneration of any kind.” Because Sandberg already had taken donations, the PSC issued fines totaling more than $1,000, which he refused to pay. Not that Sandberg could have afforded to. He says nine months of attorney fees has put the startup in jeopardy; he might need to lay off a driver or two. Besides dealing with the PSC, he’s taken on Yellow Cab, Missoula’s primary taxi service. Its owner, Victor Hill, has pilloried Ucallus as a spurious attempt to skirt state regulation. On Sept. 23, Sandberg’s attorney wrote to Yellow Cab, claiming the company had defamed Sandberg and threatening legal action. Other than all that, Sandberg says, Ucallus is succeeding. The service’s four cars have been busy. Two weekends ago, he says, Ucallus safely drove 62 intoxicated people home. He says about 20 percent of the service’s users don’t give a donation, and about 40 percent give $5 or less. But once in a while, a rider gives a large donation—like several

weeks ago, when someone gave Sandberg $80—and it all evens out. “We’re here to get the people home and keep the streets safe,” Sandberg says. “That’s the bottom line.” Matthew Frank

Economy Tax the rich? After three months of debate, Congress still hasn’t settled the standoff over the payroll tax cut, which would save the average Montana household about $800 by extending or expanding the 2 percent cut in Social Security withholdings that Congress passed last year. “I would argue it’s a pretty good tax to temporarily roll back,” says Patrick Barkey, director of the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research. While economists like Barkey and elected representatives on both sides of the aisle voice support for a “payroll tax holiday,” agreement ends there, even among Montana’s congressional delegation. Democrats are proposing that the wealthiest among us—those who earn more than $1 million

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annually—pick up the tab. According to the Montana Department of Revenue, of 433,853 income tax returns filed in the state last year, 415 households—less than one tenth of 1 percent—earned more than $1 million. Republicans say the wealthy already pay their fair share, and that federal workforce cuts, a continued freeze on federal employee pay and trimming entitlement programs are the best ways to fund the payroll tax cut extension. Congressional Budget Office data from 2007 indicates that the richest 1 percent of households earned 19 percent of all income, yet paid 28 percent of the taxes. Those earning the least—on average $18,400—earned 4 percent of all income and paid 1 percent of all federal tax. “If you look at the very big picture and you look at the proportion of taxes being paid already by people in the upper income brackets, it’s considerable,� Barkey says. Still, even as the federal deficit topped $15 trillion last month, we’re all paying less in taxes than we did 30 years ago. The richest 400 income-earning households paid 26 percent of all taxes paid in 1992, compared to 17 percent in 2007, according to the IRS. During the same period, income in those households increased by 700 percent. Tara Veazey of the Montana Budget and Policy Center says the federal tax system has always been progressive. There’s a reason for that. Not only can the wealthy afford to pay more, taxpayer-funded infrastructure benefit business leaders. “The highest income earners in our country have benefited disproportionately from our public investment,� Veazey maintains. The payroll tax holiday ends Dec. 31. Jessica Mayrer

Environment Bad grade for Snowbowl If Montana Snowbowl were in college, it would be repeating a course next season. Last week, Missoula’s ski hill got dinged badly on a report card released by the Colorado-based Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition. Of 82 resorts reviewed for environmental sensitivity in the West, Snowbowl ranked dead last with a score of 47.4 percent. Grade-wise, that’s a D. Coalition Director Paul Joyce says Snowbowl’s low score was due primarily to two factors. First, resort owner Brad Morris declined to participate in a survey outlining any renewable or clean energy initiatives. Second, this year Snowbowl renewed its

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plans to expand. It lost points for proposing cuts on 39 acres of old-growth forest and for including 654 acres of critical lynx habitat in the expansion area. “Over 300 acres and you lose all your points,� Joyce says. “They’re proposing more than three times that, so it was hard to give them any points there.� Joyce adds that about 25 percent of the resorts scored don’t submit a survey. This year marks the worst grade Snowbowl has received from the coalition since the resort was added to the report card in 2002. In the last 10 years, Snowbowl has slipped from a B to a D. Last year the resort earned a 61.7 percent. Morris apparently hasn’t taken the bad grade to heart. He says the coalition hammers resorts for hav-

ing ambitious expansion plans, and alleges that they’re “against ski areas.� Morris adds that Snowbowl continues to increase operational efficiency by adding energy-efficient lights in the maintenance shack, installing a more efficient boiler in the Last Run Inn and utilizing newer low-energy snow wands for snowmaking on Longhorn. They also recycle cardboard and aluminum, he says, and avoid disposables ’cause it’s a hassle for us to get rid of.� “There’s limited amount of time to do stuff,� Morris continues. “I’d rather spend the time trying to improve what we’ve got than help somebody’s cause.� Joyce says the coalition’s main goal is to tell the public how environmentally sensitive regional resorts are. Skiing has a major impact on the environment, he says, and skiers need to be better educated on what those impacts are, from Aspen and Vail to Lost Trail and Snowbowl. “To be honest, we

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weren’t very hard on Montana Snowbowl,� he says. “Their grade could be a lot lower.� Alex Sakariassen

H2O Mountain Water sale sealed On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Montana Public Service Commission approved the sale of Missoula’s water utility to the world’s largest equity firm, the Carlyle Group. “I believe that this‌is the best that we can do and protects Mountain Water ratepayers,â€? said Missoula Public Service Commissioner Gail Gutsche. Since last December, when the pending sale was announced, Missoulians have voiced concern about how it will affect the rates that city residents pay for water and whether Missoula’s now plentiful resource could be diverted outside of the community to benefit Carlyle. For decades, the city of Missoula has coveted its privately owned water supply. It tried unsuccessfully to acquire it in the 1980s through its power of eminent domain. In September, the city and local water watchdog group the Clark Fork Coalition agreed to support the sale of Mountain Water to Carlyle. The agreement came after the city and the Clark Fork Coalition secured an agreement with the equity firm that, among other things, guarantees Missoula will get first dibs to buy the utility if it’s sold apart from its parent company, the California-based Park Water. Missoula mayor John Engen believes the PSC’s decision is in locals’ best interests. “The commission’s action today reflects the spirit of the agreement among the city, the Clark Fork Coalition and Carlyle,â€? Engen said Tuesday, “and brings us a step closer to municipal ownership of the water utility.â€? During Tuesday’s PSC meeting, Commissioner John Vincent said Missoula’s support—City Council voted 11-1 in favor of the deal in September—was a primary reason for his backing it. “This is a local government issue as far as I’m concerned,â€? Vincent said. Republican commissioners Bill Gallagher and Brad Molnar voted against approving the sale. They expressed doubt that the agreement between Missoula and Carlyle would hold water. “It’s like a little pretend shield when kids are fighting,â€? Molnar said. PSC chair Travis Kavulla, a Republican, joined Democrats Vincent and Gutsche in supporting the sale. Carlyle says it expects the sale will be completed by the end of the year. Jessica Mayrer

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etc. Montana’s congressional delegation managed to broadcast one message louder than any other in 2011: They’re good at wasting time. Our state and nation are facing increasingly grim straits as we approach 2012. The U.S. has yet to solve its major financial problems. We’d like to believe that with a new year we’ll see a renewed effort from our representatives to work toward a solution—but we’re not holding our breath. It’s what our delegation has failed to do that gets under our skin. The Department of Justice roughed up numerous Montana medical marijuana providers this year, closing down small businesses through raids and offering the public no explanation. Where were Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus when our businesses needed defending and our questions needed answering? And why couldn’t Baucus help break a partisan deadlock in the deficit reduction supercommittee? Both senators were busy pulling strings—to get ESPN to air the Griz FCS playoff games in Montana. Meanwhile, Rep. Denny Rehberg is too preoccupied protecting a five-foot-something statue of Jesus Christ at a ski resort to negotiate on health and education budgets in the House subcommittee he chairs. Avoid a government shutdown on Dec. 16 by working across the aisle to draft a $900 billion omnibus bill? Forget it. As a congressional aide told The Hill last week, Rehberg’s running against Tester and can’t be seen compromising with Democrats. Instead, he’s riding out 2011 voting along party lines and strong-arming the Secretary of State into permitting the divisive Keystone XL pipeline. Tester’s been less than stellar himself in 2011, bickering with Rehberg over who originally proposed a wolf delisting rider this spring and refusing to give up on his languishing Forest Jobs and Recreation Act as the only hope for Montana’s future. Tester’s certainly been busier than Rehberg; he sponsored 44 bills in 2011 to Rehberg’s 15. None passed, however, and declaring July 8 “Collector Car Appreciation Day� doesn’t count. Our delegation has done some admirable if inconsequential work in 2011. Baucus and Tester took time to propose awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Elouise Cobell, who passed away this fall. But that good work was overshadowed by constant distraction. No one appeared interested in closing our economic wounds. So here’s a New Year’s resolution for our delegates: Stop wasting time with statues and football, and get on with business that actually matters.

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Who’s afraid of a shot? Too many in Ravalli County, officials say by Carlotta Grandstaff

Some years back, Ravalli County’s vaccinating their children, as well as skepti- Carrey and Jenny McCarthy!–like they’re longtime public health director, registered cism of government, reluctance to submit preaching the gospel.” Still, the worst offender, as far as Griffin nurse Judy Griffin, posted a display in the their babies to the temporary pain of a neehallway of her clinic. Under the banner dle and the discredited theory that ties vac- is concerned, is the internet, where all information resides, good, bad or stupid. “Remember These?” were images of child- cines to autism. Other factors also come into play. It “Anything you want to know, you’re going hood diseases that largely had been vanquished with vaccines: young faces distort- wasn’t that long ago that anyone could to find on the internet,” she says. Meanwhile, Ravalli County’s unvaccied by mumps and aflame with measles and walk into Ravalli County public health and chicken pox, children with the crooked easily obtain a vaccination, insured or not. nated citizens could damage public health legs of polio, children wracked by the Not so today, Griffin says. “Insurance has by compromising community immunity. gotten complicated and it’s a barrier. It’s a When a significant percentage of the popuwhooping cough of pertussis. lation is vaccinated against infectious disNot a lot of people do remember these big barrier.” On top of that are the big names that ease, most members are protected against diseases. Few young parents today had measles or mumps as children. Thanks to command a big stage and have used that the disease because the opportunity for an the development of the Salk and Sabin vac- stage to denounce childhood immuniza- outbreak is reduced. Even people ineligible cines, few Americans born after the mid- tions. “Oh boy, I’m glad you brought that for vaccines–pregnant women, infants, 1950s have experienced the horror of polio. up,” says Griffin, animated now and warm- immune-compromised individuals–are protected by their immunized neighbors. Having largely forgotten “these” is one of ing to her subject. She mentions presidential candidate the reasons Griffin cites for parents’ refusal Ravalli County’s public health officer, to vaccinate their children. It’s also Dr. Carol Calderwood, says different one reason why Ravalli County’s vacdiseases require different vaccination cination rate is so low. rates to provide community immunity. Griffin worries that Ravalli parFor a community to be protected from ents, grandparents and children will measles, for instance, requires a comsoon reacquaint themselves with one munity-wide vaccination rate of more of the old scourges, pertussis. She’s than 80 percent. Pertussis, a highly launched a public information caminfectious disease, has a 90 percent paign to convince people to overvaccination-rate threshold. That come their skepticism about vaccines threshold is unlikely to be met, and it’s and immunize themselves and their why public health officials respond children against this highly infectious aggressively to stop an outbreak of bacterial infection, known by its more pertussis before it reaches epidemic common name, whooping cough. proportions. Photo by Chad Harder Pertussis causes violent, unconThe Centers for Disease Control trollable coughing and can last as Ravalli County public health director Judy and Prevention lists vaccines as one long as six weeks. It can affect anyone Griffin says it’s only a matter of time before of the top 10 public health achieveof any age but is especially dangerous preventable diseases arrive in the valley. ments of the 20th century. They may be in babies, who have a higher risk of death and congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a victim of their own success. from the disease than adults. Prior to the the Republican from Minnesota who, dur“It is almost unimaginable that anyavailability of a vaccine in the 1940s, pertus- ing a presidential debate in Tampa, Fla. last one would fail to recognize the critical sis was one of the most common childhood September, linked the HPV vaccine, which importance of vaccinations in our nation’s diseases and was a major cause of child- prevents cervical cancer in women and history,” says Dr. Marshall Bloom, hood mortality. Complications range from girls, to mental retardation. Bachmann’s Associate Director of Science Management a runny nose and mild fever to pneumonia, assertion is not supported by any evidence, at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, in convulsions and death. but it does get attention. Hamilton. “Vaccines may be taken for Gallatin County recently experienced No one gets under Griffin’s skin, how- granted today. They have been so effective an outbreak of pertussis. With the student ever, like comedian Jim Carrey and his for- that people may have forgotten about serit r a f f i c b e t w e e n B o z e m a n a n d t h e mer lover, actress Jenny McCarthy—both of ous outbreaks of polio, measles, chicken Bitterroot, Griffin says it’s only a matter of whom, Griffin believes, exploited their own pox and German measles that terrified time before pertussis shows up in Ravalli celebrity status to link childhood immu- prior generations. As a medical student County, even as she’s battling a growing nizations to autism; in particular, to around 1970, I saw some of these cases skepticism about vaccines. McCarthy’s son’s autism. That such a link and they are truly horrible.” Despite Ravalli County’s ambivalence A c c o r d i n g t o t h e M o n t a n a was discredited years ago makes no differDepartment of Health and Human ence to some parents, Griffin says. Even about childhood vaccinations, adult Services, only 53.8 percent of children in though there is no evidence tying vaccines patients of public health have responded Ravalli County ages 24 to 35 months are up to autism, the connection still exists in the favorably to Griffin’s pertussis campaign. “It really is interesting,” she says. Adults to date with their immunizations. That collective public imagination and is still will vaccinate themselves against this latest compares to the national average of 76 per- embraced by some. “Those two people have done more to public health threat, but still look askance at cent and the statewide average of 66 percent, though that last figure is not precise- harm immunization programs,” she says of vaccinating their kids. “We find that to be ly comparable since it includes children Carrey and McCarthy. “They’ve been really strange.” preaching up and down how bad immuages 19 to 35 months. Parents cite religious reasons for not nizations are. And people look at them–Jim editor@missoulanews.com

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Digging in County seeks ways to save farmland by Matthew Frank

that requiring that land may either be farmed or left fallow and nothing else is unAmerican and, most likely, unconstitutional,” wrote local attorney Bill VanCanagan. Still, the Open Lands Committee has looked at how other growing communities have protected ag land and is nearly finished compiling guidelines and principles to offset agricultural impacts. A central component is a mitigation ratio. “The overlying principle is that for every acre that’s developed, at least one acre must be preserved,” whether on-site or off-site, says Jim Cusker, a Grass Valley farmer who serves on the Open Lands Committee and CFAC’s board of directors. The committee is also drafting conservation incentives. It will give the commissioners final versions of both documents later this winter. “I do feel—even though I was disheartened by the commissioners’ decision [on Alexandra Estates]—a strong commitment on their part for wanting to have these principles and standards in place so that they have something concrete on which they can evaluate subdiviPhoto by Chad Harder sions and their possible impacts on agriThis meadow between Missoula and Lolo will eventually sprout 23 houses. cultural land,” Cusker says. The question is whether the commisThat question has been hotly debated adversely affects agricultural operations, over the last few years, but Missoula still including food production, as well as coun- sioners can come up with meaningful standoesn’t have an answer, as evidenced by the ty residents’ rural way of life. However, we dards that developers will support. “Any recent debate over Alexandra Estates, which are also cautious in our approach to consid- proposed regulations should not impact will sit on 116 acres of high-quality agricul- ering potential methods for mitigation of the value of the land or its highest and best tural soil between Missoula and Lolo. Last agricultural land because many agricultural use,” says Amy Fisher of the Missoula week, the Board of County Commissioners operators have their savings and livelihood Organization of Realtors. The commissioners also have asked the voted unanimously to approve the subdivi- invested in those lands.” Months ago, the commissioners asked University of Montana School of Law’s Land sion, three weeks after MacArthur and the rest of the planning board had unanimous- the Missoula County Open Lands Citizen Use Clinic for legal guidance on how the ly recommended denial, largely because the Advisory Committee to figure out what a county can protect agricultural lands while proposal’s 23 five-acre lots would carve up mitigation policy might look like. The com- also respecting private property rights. Its fertile acres. Such high-quality loam is mittee’s starting point was to review two report is forthcoming. recent reports, one written by the found on just two percent of county land. Land Use Clinic director Michelle “I think [planning board members] Community Food and Agriculture Bryan Mudd has already conducted a were going more on the fear of the loss of Coalition, a quasi-governmental group legal review on the topic. That report, the farmland,” says Commissioner Jean charged with developing a county food pol- Defining and Protecting Agriculture in Curtiss, “and we just felt like we hadn’t put icy, and another by the Missoula Montana Subdivision Review, released in in place enough guidance and policy to jus- Organization of Realtors and Missoula June, concludes that “Montana local govBuilding Industries Association. tify more mitigation.” ernments are both required and empowThe reports are hardly reconcilable. ered by state law to mitigate impacts to Now, in the wake of Alexandra Estates, Curtiss and her fellow commis- CFAC, in Losing Ground, recommended agriculture during subdivision review.” It sioners say they’re finally committed to several mitigation strategies, including iden- suggests that, even though the county’s doing exactly that: amending the county tifying areas that are priorities for farm and specific mitigation policies aren’t in place growth policy to include regulations to ranchland protection and implementing yet, the commissioners could have rejectfarmland conservation incentives. The MOR ed Alexandra Estates and withstood a stem the loss of farmland. The move is welcomed by both farm- and MBIA, in A Place to Grow, flatly legal challenge. land preservation advocates, who passion- rebuked CFAC. It said that the state’s subdiMacArthur, among others, says he wishately opposed Alexandra Estates, and the vision laws were never intended to interfere es they would have, instead of operating as development community, which has aggres- with development, and that using the subdi- usual and “waving people through” until a sively pushed back against agricultural vision review process to force a landowner policy’s in place. impacts as a decisive subdivision review cri- to protect farmland infringes on private terion, to the point of attempting a fruitless property rights. “There is certainly no doubt mfrank@missoulanews.com Architect Don MacArthur has served on the Missoula Planning Board for more than a decade. State law requires that governing bodies such as MacArthur’s consider impacts to agriculture. Yet the losses are generally written off, MacArthur says—and they’re adding up. Several years ago, he was reviewing yet another subdivision proposal that contributed to the creeping loss of farmland, he recalls, when he finally asked himself, “How much is enough?”

legislative end-around earlier in the year. If the two camps can agree on anything, it’s the need for predictability. On Monday, the commissioners stated in a letter that the Alexandra Estates debate brings “an opportunity to talk about the relationship between agricultural land and future development in Missoula County. “We have long been concerned about the ongoing loss of agricultural land in Missoula County,” they wrote. “That loss

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The long-awaited end of President George W. Bush’s tragic Iraq War is finally here. For nine long years, Americans have fought, suffered and died in what history will surely call one of the most ignorant and unjust wars the U.S. has ever launched. To hear President Obama this week, you’d think we actually won something. But the grim truth is that we won nothing. The Iraq War was an unmitigated disaster that has seriously diminished our standing in the world and contributed significantly to our economic woes at home. The rhetoric and chest pounding is thick at war’s end, but the reality cannot and never will be anything but another sad failure for America’s ongoing imperialist foreign policy. Perhaps it is understandable that President Obama, in his role as commander-in-chief of America’s armed forces, can, with a straight face and serious demeanor, claim that we leave Iraq “with our honor intact and our heads held high.” But I guess that would depend on who “we” is. It certainly isn’t the American people, of which two-thirds have opposed the war since well before Obama took office. Nor would it be the Iraqi people, who have suffered grievous losses at our hands. Although Gen. Tommy Franks, who was once in charge of the Iraq debacle, proudly proclaimed “We don’t do body counts,” there are plenty of others who did keep track of the carnage we caused. Just Foreign Policy, using data compiled by the respected British medical journal The Lancet, estimates the Iraqi death count to be well over a million people. A million dead is the equivalent of every man, woman and child in Montana killed in less than a decade. Tough to see where the honor is in that. Nor did those who served in this useless war escape unscathed. Nearly 4,500 men and women who went to Iraq did not come back alive. While the Pentagon estimates 32,000 service members were wounded, that number is dwarfed by the 320,000 who suffered brain injuries there. These are the veterans who the Pentagon only recently decided had actually been injured—and who will suffer and wrestle with personal demons throughout their lives thanks to Operation Iraqi Freedom. And then there’s the mind-numbing cost of the war. According to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, the cost of waging the war is more than $800 billion, which, as they put it, comes

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out to “nearly $3,000 a second.” While that enormous expenditure cannot be justified by the outcome, it is a pittance compared to the estimated $4 to $6 trillion that Harvard and Columbia University economists say it will cost to deal with the aftermath of the war in long-term veterans’ care, weapons and vehicle replacements, etc. President George W. Bush and the Pentagon initial-

A million dead is the equivalent of every man, woman and child in Montana killed in less than a decade. Tough to see where the honor is in that.

ly estimated the cost of the Iraq War at $50 to $60 billion, a number that, in retrospect, didn’t even cover one year of the war’s costs, let alone consider the postwar tally. Unfortunately, there’s no real way to measure what the Iraq War (and the ongoing Afghanistan War) has cost our country in terms of international respect. After 9/11, America took a hard right turn on virtually every aspect of both domestic and foreign policy. Frightened nearly to death by the collapse of the Twin Towers, the strike on the Pentagon and a couple envelopes of white powder in the mail, Congress and the White House embarked upon a rapid unwinding of constitutional rights while cranking up the police-state mentality to the max. Suddenly, spying on American citizens by their own government was acceptable. Formerly secure in their right to privacy, Americans soon discovered that virtually every aspect of their lives was now subject to government inspection. The few entities that refused to

cooperate with the federal government in releasing the phone, credit card or even library records of everyday citizens found themselves threatened by the government. And like the good little sheep we have become, far too many Americans stood silently by while their rights were eroded by the security tsunami emanating from Washington, D.C. In the country once believed to hold high the torch of freedom, our Statue of Liberty proclaims: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” But no longer. Now visitors to our country can expect a harsh “security” shakedown when stepping onto America’s oncefabled shores. The “golden door” no longer stands open and welcoming, especially for the “wretched refuse” of foreign lands. It’s so bad that even the Canadians, our great friends and allies for two centuries, are deemed a threat to our “porous Northern border” and are treated with suspicion and mistrust. So what did we really get out of the Iraq War? Well, if you believe President Obama, “we have now achieved an Iraq that is self-governing, that is inclusive and that has enormous potential.” That “potential,” however, is exactly the same reason Bush got us into the war in the first place. As the Washington Post put it this week, President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will now “focus instead on what’s next—a relationship both leaders described as rich in shared interests, from education to oil, politics to security.” The key word here, as former Halliburton CEO and Bush’s Vice President Dick Cheney might say, is “oil.” Halliburton made billions as a war contractor. It will make billions more exploiting Iraq’s oil reserves. We paid the tab in human tragedy and costs, but Halliburton gets the reward. If anything good can come from the Iraq War, one would hope that America has learned a lesson in the stupidity of imperialist foreign policy. In 2002, thenSen. Obama called Iraq “a dumb war.” He was right then and ought to quit whitewashing our Iraqi debacle now. Helena’s George Ochenski rattles the cage of the political establishment as a political analyst for the Independent. Contact Ochenski at opinion@ missoulanews.com.


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Remember us? Occupy should speak too for the air, water, trees by Tim Lydon

coast as mercury, sulfur dioxide and other pollutants, carried by wind into our forests and rivers, parks and wilderness areas. And it’s not just coal. In recent years, oil and gas companies drilled tens of thousands of wells in the Rockies, fracking trapped seams in deep deposits. The technology requires injecting a secret formula underground. Companies have thwarted regulation and left average people defense-

Maybe we’d stomach it for energy independence. “Energy independence,” however, is just another corporate fairytale. Increasingly, Wyoming coal feeds Chinese power plants. less after their wells were poisoned. Just ask the residents of Pavillion, Wyo., where the tap water smells like gasoline. Or consider ExxonMobil’s spill in the Yellowstone River last July. Although the company first claimed the spill was small, it later admitted 42,000 gallons had fouled the West’s longest free-running river. Floodwaters carried the poison across Montana’s agricultural lands. As an Alaskan, I know about oil spills. This summer in Prince William Sound, I

watched a researcher shovel into gravel spread along a seemingly pristine wilderness beach. Just 12 inches down, he reached toxic crude from the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill. That tragedy broke thousands of hearts. Exxon fought restitution and penalties for 20 years, pursuing the case all the way to the Supreme Court before paying victims. Today, oil remains among the clams and mussels. I could go on—any of us could. There’s the Pebble Mine proposal that would compromise Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon fishery, the richest on the continent, for the benefit of large mining companies. There are the clear-cuts that ravage the Northwest’s temperate rain forest, from Oregon to Alaska’s Tongass, where the magnificent trees protected by Gifford Pinchot and President Theodore Roosevelt were ultimately given away to Big Timber. There’s the psychological warfare of the fossil fuel industry, whose profits support a campaign of denial about the climate crisis unfolding around us. Of course, an inconvenient truth is that jobs and tax revenues from large corporations support community schools and add other economic benefits to cashstarved states. And most of us protesters depend on cars, cell phones and the rest of it, linking our consumerism to the entities we criticize. Nevertheless, the 99 percent bears an unsustainable cost for these benefits, including degraded air, habitat loss and the droughts, bark beetles and other local calamities associated with climate change in the West. So I’m grateful to the Occupy movement in New York and across the nation for raising a fuss. I’ve still got my sign, and I promise I’ll be out again protesting what we’re doing to all the wild places that keep us sane. Tim Lydon is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He writes in southeastern Alaska.

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I recently drove to nearby Anchorage, Alaska, to join a crowd of 200 Occupy protesters. Many held signs denouncing economic disparity, which is a good reason to take to the streets. But my sign was about environmental disparity, the result of wealthy corporations despoiling our shared forests, our air and even the world’s climate to profit better the few. I’d become frustrated that anger at environmental profiteering was not a more prominent message. So that day in Anchorage, I tried to occupy the movement itself, to ensure that it also protested corporate ties to our deepening ecological woes. Those ties pervade the West. Just consider the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, where coal giants like Peabody and Arch Coal have dug a deep, black hole in the landscape. The nation’s biggest coalfield, it’s a monument to the poor energy choices currently holding average Americans hostage. Meanwhile, King Coal sits atop a pile of mountainous profits, singing “clean coal” lullabies while quietly paying lobbyists to attack the Environmental Protection Agency and fight protections for clean air. Maybe we’d stomach it for energy independence. “Energy independence,” however, is just another corporate fairytale. And increasingly, Wyoming coal feeds Chinese power plants. The Asian coal rush, sparked by soaring economies, lures mile-long coal trains across the West to Canadian shipping terminals. Now the companies want similar industrial facilities near Bellingham, Wash., and alongside the Columbia River. The permit request for the latter, by an Arch Coal affiliate, was recently delayed when leaked memos revealed that the company planned to export 10 times the amount of coal claimed in the application. In dozens of towns along rail lines, residents wondered: Does that mean 10 times the noise, coal dust and traffic congestion, too? And what of our profit share when powerful corporations sell the West to China? Coal burned in China returns to our

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 15 Missoula in Motion hosts its Annual Transportation Award Luncheon, Best Practices Awards. MIM is giving big ups to all you businesses that encourage walkers, peddlers and bus hopping to-and-from work. Florence Hotel. 12 PM. $10 non-members/$5 Way to Go! Club and Momentum Partners. Call 258-4961.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 Back up your talk against the commercialization of Christmas by donating blood. Too busy? Cool, just call and make an appointment. American Red Cross, 2401 W. Railroad Ste. 6. 10–2 PM. 800-RED-CROSS. Pizza for Parents is brought to you by Families First and gives you parents a chance to chat about parenting and have pizza. Childcare available. Lewis and Clark Elementary Family Resource Center. 11:30–12:45 PM. Call 721-7690 to register.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org. The Living Art Studio hosts the Creativity for Life Workshop: Celebration Fairies with Beth Jaffe. The workshop is for those facing illness or loss. 725 W. Alder #17. 10:30–12:30 PM. Free.

That said, community is more than garbage clean up, volunteering at the Humane Society or running for political office (all fine things). Communities are living stories. Art makes communities what they are. Cities are more often described by their appearance and art scene than by their politics. So it is with this in mind that we take a gander at Amy Martin’s latest project, Reserve & Green, a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age musical. The debut is interesting in that Martin and director Julie Campana will take feedback from the audience after the performance. Also, Martin has launched an online community fundraising program à la Kickstarter to raise $25,000 to fully fund the production. So here it is, you’re too busy to volunteer, you don’t know nothin’ ’bout no politics, you can’t act, but you have something to say after every movie or theater performance. You knew Bruce Willis was dead in the first 10 minutes of The Sixth Sense. Now help create something. Be a part of the community and help to tell its story. —Jason McMackin Amy Martin’s musical Reserve & Green debuts Sat., Dec 17, at 8 PM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $10. amymartin.org.

Living Art Montana’s latest Creativity for Life Workshop for those facing loss or illness is Yarn Looms. Couldn’t come at a better time. 725 W. Alder St. #17. 10:30–12:30 P M. Free. livingartofmontana.org.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 Discuss what it takes to change our attitudes towards nature at Earth Ethics. Missoula Public Library. 2–4 PM. free.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 If you’re grieving the loss of a pet, take comfort at the Pet Bereavement Group, which meets the third Tue. of each month at 21st Century Homeopathy, 813 1st. St. in Hamilton at 6:30 PM. Call 370-0699. The Arlee Community Development Corporation is meeting at the Arlee High School Business Lab. 6 PM. Call Kelley for more info. at 726-5550. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 22 Now this is too easy, Missoulians. The Red Cross Blood Mobile (sounds kinda freaky) is looking in vain for blood donators at the Missoula City Offices today from 11–3 PM. 435 Ryman. redcrossblood.org.

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CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - A thief who tried to steal a Corvette in Prince George, British Columbia, stalled the car and then ran down the battery trying to restart it. Without power, the electric door locks wouldn’t work. Feeling trapped, the thief tried to break the side window with the victim’s antitheft steering wheel lock but failed. He then tried to smash the window with a hatchet that he had in his backpack but couldn’t. He finally managed to break the window and was crawling through it when the police arrived. They arrested Brent Jameson Morgan, 20. “As it turns out,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Craig Douglass pointed out, “all the suspect would have had to do was manually slide the door lock to the side, and the door would have opened.” (The Prince George Citizen)

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Norway had the market to itself until the Finnish Tourist Board posted time-lapse video footage of the aurora borealis on YouTube, where it was viewed 400,000 times in just two months. “We cannot stand by and watch the Finns try to grab a bigger share of the northern-lights market,” Per-Arne Tuftin of Innovation Norway, the state-owned company that promotes tourism, told the Tromsobased newspaper Nordlys (whose name translates as “Northern Lights”). “We will not give up — the northern lights will be ours.” (Germany’s Der Spiegel) SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME - A 22-year-old man in Lubbock, Texas, returned home with his wife and child around 1 a.m. but realized he had left his key inside the house. Not wanting to pay a locksmith, he decided to climb down the chimney. He got stuck, and his wife had to call 911, according to Deputy Fire Marshal Robert Loveless, who said firefighters finally rescued him after about an hour by dropping a rope down the chimney and hoisting him up. (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal) Ethan Bennett, 36, told sheriff’s deputies in Benton County, Ore., that he was startled when a squirrel ran up his left leg at his residence, so he fired a .22-caliber rifle at it. He missed the squirrel but shot himself in the foot. (Corvallis Gazette-Times) PAPER TRAIL - Federal prosecutors said salespeople for a West Palm Beach, Fla., company conned a dozen elderly customers into spending about $1 million to buy unnecessary septic products, in some cases more than 70 years worth of toilet paper. The con artists at FBK Products told their victims the federal government had changed regulations governing toilet paper and that they needed the company’s special toilet paper to avoid ruining their septic tanks. (The Miami Herald) RULES ARE RULES - When city officials in Detroit decided to repave Grandy Street, a 2006 legal settlement with the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America required they provide wheelchair-accessible curbs at intersections. The ramps were built along a 13-block stretch, at a cost of $156,000, even though Grandy Street is sparsely populated, occupied and abandoned houses are run down, and the ramps lead mostly to grassy fields and broken sidewalks blocked by fallen trees and debris. “It is what it is,” said Frank Jacobini, vice president of Major Cement, which the city paid to do the work. “It’s one of those bureaucratic things that doesn’t make any sense.” (Detroit News) DOOMED BY SUCCESS - A British bakery that signed up with Chicago-based Groupon to offer a 75 percent discount on a dozen cupcakes, which normally cost $40, was forced to bake 102,000 cupcakes when 8,500 people signed up online for the $10 bargain. To fill the orders, Need a Cake bakery owner Rachel Brown had to spend $19,500 to hire temporary workers through an employment agency, wiping out her year’s profits. Her Reading bakery also lost between $2.90 and $4.70 on each batch of cupcakes she sold. “Without doubt, it was my worst ever business decision,” Brown said. (BBC News) FIRE POWER - Arthur Joseph Knafla, 84, greeted the opening day of hunting season in Minnesota by trying to light a propane heater in his deer stand. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the heater set his clothing on fire, and he fell to the ground and died. (Minneapolis’s Star Tribune) Louis Amodt of the Utah Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program said it’d be several months before the agency knows if its latest attempt to extinguish a 70-year-old underground fire is successful. The fire, one of about two dozen documented coal fires burning in the state, was first spotted in 1941 at a mine outside Helper. It forced the mine’s closing in 1945 but caused no deaths or property damage, so authorities let it burn. In 1989, however, it grew so hot it set aboveground trees on fire, and efforts to douse the blaze began. All have failed. In November, state contractors pumped 14,000 cubic feet of grout into the ground through drill holes and cracks, hoping to suffocate the fire. Noting that the fire has burned so long it has faulted and fractured the ground “so it leaks like a sieve,” letting oxygen reach the fire “from multiple sources,” Amodt declared confidently, “If we can shut the oxygen supply, the fire will go out.” (Salt Lake City’s KSL-TV) POETIC JUSTICE - When Colorado authorities arrested former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr., 68, on a drug charge, the 2001 National Sheriff Association’s “Sheriff of the Year” was jailed at the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility, named in his honor. (Denver’s KCNC-TV)

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any nights as he falls asleep, Jerry Marble plays a chess game in his head. The 57-yearold plans the calls he’ll make the next day and the people he’ll visit, an array of journalists, lawyers and advocates whom he prods, each time making anew a case for his son Cody Marble. “I’ve been stumping around the streets for years, until people are sick of me,” Jerry says. Cody was convicted in 2002 of felony sexual intercourse without consent, for raping a 13-year old boy when he was 17,

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people perceive him. And it’s been that way for Cody’s entire adult life. “This kids is—wow, he’s got a certain amount of pent-up anger there. He is so bitter. But you know what? So am I.” Anger can be a powerful motivator. The Marble men have worked relentlessly for nearly a decade to overturn the conviction. They’ve pleaded Cody’s case in the Fourth District, the Montana Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2009, they secured a victory of sorts when the Montana Innocence Project said it would look into Cody’s

case. The nonprofit sifted through 2,200 pages of discovery material and reams of court filings. Cody took and passed a polygraph test. “We definitely came away convinced that Cody had not committed this crime,” says Montana Innocence Project Executive Director Jessie McQuillan. “We didn’t think it had occurred.” The alleged victim, referred to in court documents as “R.T.”, is now 23. Last year, he told the Innocence Project that the rape never happened. He said other inmates wanted to set Cody up because they thought cooperating with

authorities would earn them lighter sentences. “He just explained to us that he had been pressured into it. And he didn’t really realize what all then would happen and what would come of it,” McQuillan says. R.T.’s recantation appears to confirm what the Marbles have been saying all along. Last year, armed with it, Cody’s attorney filed a petition for postconviction relief. They’re asking the court to consider the new evidence and hold a new trial. R.T. will be subpoenaed to testify during an evidentiary hearing Feb. 1.

by Jessica Mayrer while the two teens were incarcerated in the juvenile wing of the Missoula County Detention Center. Cody said he was innocent and refused a deal with prosecutors that would have kept him out of prison in exchange for a guilty plea. He had three misdemeanors by then, two for marijuana use and another for taking the family car without permission. “Cody went into the system a pot smoker,” Jerry says. Five inmates, including the alleged victim, testified against Cody at trial. The first inmate to tell law enforcement that he witnessed the crime did not testify, however. He recanted after it became clear that he was in lockdown at the time of the alleged offense and could not have seen it. That was the first chink in the case, Jerry says. He points to dozens more. “How in the world do you get put in prison by the inconsistent testimony of juvenile delinquents when there’s not a thread of evidence?”

“CODY HAD NOT COMMITTED THIS CRIME” Cody’s Marble’s three-and-a-half-day trial in Nov. 2002 culminated in two and half hours of jury deliberations—and a guilty verdict. Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Douglas Harkin sentenced Cody to 20 years in Montana Department of Corrections custody, with 15 years suspended. Once he was paroled, Cody was designated a sex offender and required to comply with a list of conditions. Cody, now 27, has repeatedly been cited for violating the terms of his release, mostly for drug use. He’s currently incarcerated at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge. Cody’s angry, Jerry says, so he acts out. The rape conviction colors nearly every aspect of his son’s life, he continues, from employment opportunities to how

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Jerry hopes he and his son will now have a chance to tell the story that didn’t come out nine years ago.

“THEY TOLD ME TO JUST CONFESS TO IT” Jerry Marble still beams when he talks about taking his four-year old son Cody deep-sea fishing off the coast of Long Island 23 years ago. “He was into everything,” Jerry says. “He was into martial arts, he was into, of course, snow skiing from the time he was two and a half years old, swimming lessons, waterskiing—you know, Cody was just always game.” Cody’s mom, however, was subject to extreme mood swings, Jerry says. She took barbiturates and drank. Her borderline personality disorder got worse as Cody and his younger brother, Blaine, got older. “Blaine was only 7, Cody was 11,” he continues, “when their perfect lives blew up.” On July 29, 1999, Toni Marble went into the garage of the family’s South Hills home, in Missoula. She made sure the windows and doors were sealed, turned a car on and positioned herself next to the tailpipe. It was her fifth and final suicide attempt. Six months after Toni died, a court-ordered psychiatrist diagnosed Cody with post-traumatic stress disorder. He wouldn’t go to school or stop using drugs. In 2002, Cody left a 60-day wilderness treatment center in the Flathead Valley after six days. When law enforcement apprehended him, he tested positive for alcohol and drugs, again violating the terms of his probation. That landed him in the juvenile wing of the Missoula County Detention Facility. R.T. was already there. Like the rest of the inmates, he had problems. According to records filed with the Marble case, R.T. first tried alcohol at 5 years old. He was arrested for assault at 9. At 11, he earned a fraud charge after trying to cash a counterfeit $20 bill that his mother brought home as a joke from her waitressing job. R.T. was incarcerated after throwing an apple at his brother and swearing at a police officer. The 13-year-old was the youngest and smallest kid at the jail. Other inmates bullied him. They called the thin-limbed boy their “bitch.” Juvenile inmates are housed in pods, with a common area that branches off into four cells. Each cell has two bunks. A shower is not far from the pod’s front door. Several boys sat in Pod C’s common area on Sunday March 10, 2002. They were supposed to be cleaning their cells. The first inmate to accuse Cody of rape, S.K., said he saw the crime. He admitted before Cody’s trial, however, that he was in lockdown when the alleged offense happened and couldn’t have witnessed it. S.K. was incarcerated for felony accountability to deliberate homicide for

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Cody Marble in prison khakis

his role with two older men in the beating death of a Missoula transient at an abandoned mill site. Several inmates said they’d heard talk of staging a set-up to help S.K. get a deal on his sentence. Another inmate, “R.M.”, told Missoula County Sheriff ’s Deputy Brad Giffin that Cody had oral sex with Thomas in the shower. According to depositions taken by Cody’s defense attorney, when Giffin asked if R.M. meant anal sex, the teenager said yes, he’d mixed the two up. R.T. said the older boys persuaded him to go into the shower with Cody as a joke. They promised him candy and chips from the commissary in exchange. Once he and Cody were in the shower, R.T. testified, Cody told him to pull his pants down. That’s when Cody raped him. “Cody said that I had to do it or I’d regret it,” R.T. told police. “And that if I tell, that I won’t get commissary, and I’ll still regret it.” Jerry bailed Cody out of the Detention Center three days after the alleged incident, on March 13. He and Cody were home in the South Hills March 16 when a Missoula County Sherriff ’s Department deputy called to say Cody should step outside. “They said the inmates at that jail said I committed a crime a week prior,” Cody recalls. “They were being so vague that I didn’t really understand what they were talking about. I thought they were talking about a fight.”

On that spring day, the deputy handcuffed the teenager and took him downtown to be interrogated. “When I finally realized that they were alleging that I committed a rape in the shower, I was just in disbelief,” Cody says. “They told me to just confess to it. They would take me back home. That it’s okay, that these things happen all the time. I told them they’re crazy, that something like that is not okay.”

R.T. made a compelling victim. At the trial, which took place eight months after the alleged crime occurred, four other inmates also said Cody committed the crime. The trial was rushed, Jerry says. There wasn’t enough time to present all the evidence. Look, he says, pulling out one of the thick binders that hold more than 800 pages of transcripts from Cody’s trial: The judge even offered to declare a mistrial when Cody’s attorney, Kathleen Foley, said she needed more time to present her case. “Cody has a constitutional right to present a defense,” Foley told the judge. “And he can’t do that in six hours.” Judge Harkin replied, “I know that. I have given you the time you asked for. If you cannot present your case in that period of time, I’ll declare a mistrial, and we’ll set it for a time that is more appropriate—your call.” In 2007, Harkin dismissed an attempt by Cody to have his conviction revisited on the basis of inadequate counsel. In a recent interview with the Independent, Foley said that the defense presented its entire case. “There was no time issue,” she said. “The judge did not pull the plug.” Detention center guards testified that they didn’t believe there was adequate time between cell checks for the rape to occur. Susan Latimer was on duty that night. She recalled entering the pod at 9:54—12 minutes after the previous cell check—when she found R.T. on the toilet and Cody and another inmate, “N.M.R.”, in the common area. They seemed tense, she said. When she asked what was going on, she said, they told her they were arguing about what to watch on TV. Latimer, who was a prosecution witness, told the Independent in a recent interview that she was never asked on the stand if she thought Cody was guilty. She didn’t, she says. And she was horrified when the jury’s verdict came in. “I

left it going, ‘Man, we can railroad anybody into jail for life if this is how it works.” Cody was so sure of the outcome that he had his bags packed and was ready to go home. “You watch TV your whole life,” he says, “and you think they’ve got to have evidence to convict you of something.”

THE MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION While incarcerated at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Cody studied law on the clunky prison library computer. He could only reserve it for half an hour at a time, so his legal education came slowly. The kid who didn’t graduate from high school and earned his equivalency diploma while in a residential treatment facility started writing his own court briefs. He filed pro se and represented himself in court. There really wasn’t any other option, he says. Resources ran dry. “You’re on your own at that point.” When Cody was released from prison, his parole conditions forbade travel, alcohol consumption, gambling or pornography. The worst requirement was a lifetime of sex offender registration. The Department of Corrections put him in Tier III, meaning violent and predatory. Clinical psychologist Michael Scolatti testified on Cody’s behalf during a tier-reduction proceeding in 2009. Scolatti, who has treated more than 1,000 sex offenders, said Cody never fit the sexual predator mold. A judge in 2009 re-designated Cody a Tier-I sex offender, the lowest level, indicating he’s unlikely to offend. Despite the fact that Cody is now considered less of a threat, being branded a sex offender makes it challenging just to do things that most people take for granted. “It just consumes my whole life,” he says. “It’s miserable. Anytime I get a job anywhere, anytime I move anywhere, it’s in the paper… I’m innocent. And I feel like these people have stolen my life from me.”

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In 2007, law enforcement found Cody in a Missoula hotel room with a scale, cooking spoons and syringes. He was looking at pornography. He later pleaded guilty to felony meth possession. “I give up hope sometimes and do stupid stuff,” he says. Nearly all the other boys Cody was incarcerated with in 2002 have died or are in jail. Cody’s alleged victim, R.T., is in Department of Corrections custody. He was found guilty in 2003 of having intercourse with a 12-year old girl. At the time, R.T. was 17. He declined an interview request from the Independent. His attorney, Brett Schandelson, declined to comment for this article. Cody’s attorney, Colin Stephens, says R.T. will be subpoenaed to testify at the upcoming evidentiary hearing. Even with R.T.’s written recantation, however, it remains unclear what he’ll say in front of a judge. “That’s the million-dollar question,” Stephens says.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR SNITCH? “Snitch” is the word commonly used for a jailhouse informant. Sometimes a snitch will falsely accuses other inmates to earn favor with authorities. According to the Center on Wrongful Convictions, almost half—45.9 percent—of more than 100 nowexonerated death row inmates were convicted wholly or in part by snitch testimony. “These type of statements—false statements— play a huge role in wrongfully convicted youth,” says Josh Tepfer, a staff attorney at Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth. “There’s no question that an overreliance on snitch testimony that can’t be corroborated has played a role in many cases of wrongful conviction.” In the last three decades, armed with new advances in DNA testing, organizations like the Center on Wrongful Convictions, in conjunction with a network of more than 60 organizations dedicated to freeing the wrongly convicted, have worked to unravel hundreds of cases on behalf of people

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2009, another student posed as a worker who lack the power and resources to take for the power company. In both cases, Mr. on the criminal justice system. Protess says he didn’t know about the tacIn 1992, the Benjamin N. Cardozo tics in advance but has no professional School of Law in New York City launched issue with them.” the first Innocence Project. The program Protess denied additional claims was unique at the time, largely because it from the Illinois attorney general that put law students to work in a nonprofit said he tried to cover up wrongdoing. “I clinic setting. Fledgling attorneys filed have spent three decades exposing post-conviction appeals, conducted wrongful conviction only to find myself interviews and tracked down witnesses. in the crosshairs of others who are That model is now used in journalism, wrongfully accusing me,” he told The law and criminology programs across the Times. Protess retired in June after 30 country, including the Montana years teaching journalism at Innocence Project. Northwestern. He now oversees the In the late ’90s, the Medill Innocence Chicago Innocence Project. Project at Northwestern University started In Montana in 1997, DNA evidence a program through the school’s journalalong with advocacy from the New Yorkism department in which students began based Innocence Project helped to investigating wrongful convictions. Since exonerate Chester Bauer of rape and then, Medill students have helped free 12 assault. Jimmy Ray Bromgard was prisoners, including five who were on cleared of a rape charge five years later. death row. And Paul Kordonowy, who was convictMedill students played a prominent ed of sexual intercourse without conrole in clearing Anthony Porter, a mensent and aggravated burglary, was exontally retarded black man who came erated in 2003. All of the men were conwithin two days of being executed in Illustration by Jonathan Marquis victed in part by testimony from former 1998. A stay issued by the Illinois Montana State Crime Lab director Supreme Court to evaluate Porter’s Diagram of Pod C in the Missoula County Detention Facility Arnold Melnikoff. mental capacity bought enough time for juvenile wing More recently, convicted killer Barry the journalism students to dig up evidence that eventually cleared Porter of a double 280 people; other types of evidence have cleared Beach was released without bail on Dec. 7 after a hundreds of others. Prosecutors, however, often Montana district judge found information presented murder conviction. In 2000, Medill investigations and the resulting aren’t keen on letting their convictions be over- during an evidentiary hearing earlier this year comhigh-profile exonerations prompted Illinois Gov. turned. In Illinois, where the Medill Innocence pelling enough to warrant a new trial. Beach was George Ryan to put a moratorium on the state’s Project shook Gov. Ryan nearly a decade ago, the convicted for the 1979 murder of teenager Kim Nees death penalty. In 2003, Ryan commuted the death state’s attorney general accused Innocence Project on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. He was appresentences of more than 160 Illinois Department of Director and veteran journalism professor David hended in Louisiana and confessed to the crime. He Corrections inmates to life in prison. “A system that Protess and his students of using ethically question- also claimed responsibility for three killings in Louisiana. depends on young journalism students is flawed,” able methods to conduct investigations. According to The New York Times, “In November Louisiana authorities found Beach’s admission Ryan said at the time. Innocence groups, combined with new 2006, one of Mr. Protess’s students identified herself to the crimes in their state unfounded. It quickly advances in DNA evidence, have helped exonerate as a census worker while trying to find a witness. In became clear that he wasn’t even in the state when the killings happened. In Montana, none of the physical evidence at Kim Nees’ murder scene linked Beach to her death, and he’s maintained his innocence for decades. Testimony introduced during his evidentiary hearing this year suggests that a group of women, led by a jealous ringleader who was upset that Nees was dating the father of her child, is responsible for the crime. Within hours of Beach’s release from prison, the Montana Attorney General’s Office released a statement indicating that it will not let the 49-year-old go free without a fight. “We have an obligation to defend a murder conviction rendered by a Montana jury against a man who confessed to the most serious of crimes,” said state prosecutor Brant Light. “This is one more step in a lengthy legal process and the final word has not been spoken.” It’s common for prosecutors to resist attempts to overturn convictions, says Northwestern University’s Tepfer. “There’s a general feeling from prosecutors: They don’t want do-overs. They don’t want the integrity of the conviction questioned. Nobody likes to admit they’re wrong. We’ve seen cases all over the country, from here, in Chicago, other places, that prosecutors have been resistant to vacating convictions even where DNA evidence in a rape case or a rape-murder case has pointed to other people or excluded the defendant after the fact. And DNA is a gold standard of evidence.” So perhaps it’s not surprising that Missoula County Prosecutor Fred Van Valkenburg isn’t keen Photo courtesy of Jerry Marble on allowing R.T.’s recantation into the record for the Marble case. He says in court filings that the recantation is the product of “non-objective, non-

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forensic, leading, goal-oriented ‘investigation’ by an organization whose mission it is to reverse jury convictions.” Van Valkenburg says that since 2002, R.T. has repeatedly told prison staff that Cody raped him, most recently during a mental health screening on July 13, 2010, seven days before his recantation. Additionally, says Van Valkenburg, the Montana Innocence Project contacted R.T. in person four times while he was in custody, without an attorney there to represent him. And, he points out, R.T. recanted only after he and Cody were incarcerated in Deer Lodge together, leaving an opportune time for Cody or jailhouse allies to encourage him to change his story. Van Valkenburg’s job is to protect victims. A veteran prosecutor, he knows all too well that the abused can have a hard time holding people who hurt them accountable. Recantations are inherently unreliable, he says, and that’s particularly true when the one who’s changing his story is incarcerated.

is the first Montana Innocence Project investigation that has uncovered evidence that will be used in court. McQuillan takes issue with Van Valkenburg’s characterization of the Montana Innocence Project as an organization with a mission to overturn jury convictions. She points to the hundreds exonerated by work from groups like hers. “What we’ve seen over and over again,” she says, “is that it takes somebody who is outside the justice system, somebody coming from a different perspective than just the law enforcement or prosecutor or defense office, to shine a new light or bring forward information that fell through the cracks.” McQuillan adds that if Van Valkenburg is concerned about the credibility of R.T.’s testimony because he’s an inmate, the Missoula County Prosecutor’s Office should have raised that red flag years ago—“because all of the information, all of the witnesses were inmates,” she says. “If you’re going to question the reliability of inmate testimony, then that should have happened before this case ever came to trial.”

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AND AWAY WE GO Jerry Marble lives in a central Missoula apartment building now that he calls “a rathole.” He’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on Cody’s defense, on phone calls from the prison and on bailing his son out. He declared bankruptcy in 2005. “I have spent everything that I had, then a whole bunch trying to save him,” he says. One night, Jerry’s upstairs neighbor started pounding on a newly erected drumset. Irritated, Marble grabbed a cane and banged on the ceiling. Jerry got into a yelling match with the guy, he says. “He said, ‘Fuck you, fucking chomo.’ Do you know what ‘chomo’ is? ‘Chomo’ is DOC/prison slang for child molester.” Cody had used Jerry’s Missoula address to register as a sex offender. The neighbor apparently thought Jerry was Cody. That’s typical of the kind of stuff his son is forced to deal with, Jerry says. These days, Jerry regularly checks the Photo by Chad Harder jail roster. It helps him keep track of the Montana Innocence Project Executive Director men who accused his son. He goes to the Jessie McQuillan says the case against Cody trials of people accused of sex crimes. He Marble doesn’t add up. fumes at perceived injustice and cheers when the wrongly convicted are exoneratWhat’s more, says Van Valkenburg, Innocence ed. He’s been accused of being overzealous, of Project investigators don’t necessarily follow law harassing the people involved with Cody’s case. He enforcement protocols, like recording interviews. won’t apologize, and he says he has no intention of “The manner in which the questions are asked is not going away. “I hope I make these people nervous the same way that good police investigations are enough that they will pay attention.” He bristles when asked if he’s “obsessed.” What conducted. It lends itself then to the greater possibility of somebody telling the questioner what the else are you going to do? he asks. Are you going to abandon your kid? questioner wants to hear.” He still envisions Cody building a life outside of Two miles east of Van Valkenburg’s Missoula County Courthouse office, white boxes labeled with sex-offender registration and his addictions, Jerry black ink are piled high in the offices of the Montana says. He wants his son to travel, maybe attend law Innocence Project, in a corner of the University of school. Cody isn’t sold on his plan yet. They were talkMontana Law School. Each box is labeled with the name of someone who says they didn’t commit the ing recently, Jerry says, when Cody told him, “There’s this beach between Copacabana and crime they were convicted of. “The vast majority of people, we discover Ipanema [in Brazil]. After I’m exonerated, that’s through our investigation, are not innocent, and we where I’ll be. So if there’s a law school on that close our case,” Innocence Project Director Jessie beach, I’ll try to get into it.” Says Jerry, “Well, guess what I found? There’s a McQuillan says. “Almost all of our cases we close for law school on that beach.” that reason.” The Montana Innocence Project has reviewed 300 cases since its 2008 inception. Cody Marble’s jmayrer@missoulanews.com

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When several packages of viscous fluid showed up on the luggage scanner, security agents at Charles de Gaulle Airport asked me to explain some items in my checked bags. “Crème anglaise,” I said, reciting one of the few French phrases I had bothered to learn. It translates literally as “English cream.” The English call it custard, or pouring custard. On that side of the pond, it’s used most often as a sauce; but if you put some nutmeg and bourbon in crème anglaise, 99 out of 100 Americans would think they were drinking fine eggnog. Upon hearing that my bags contained crème anglaise, the security agents broke into excited chatter. “Blah blah le crème anglaise blah blah le américain blah blah oui oui le crème anglaise.” Their tone reminded me of Japanese tourists saying, “Ah so,” but I wondered if they were debating whether I should be detained—or worse, if my crème anglaise should be confiscated. Perhaps, I feared, they were discussing whether there was anything in the break room on which to pour my confiscated treasure. Apparently not, because they sent me on my way with pats on my back and words of encouragement, my bags checked through, crème anglaise and all. Getting the stuff past American customs was a breeze. But I have no illusions about how close I came to losing my crème in Paris. Had there been a hot moelleux au chocolat in the vicinity—that’s a French-style chocolate muffin with molten chocolate inside—those boxes of liquid would surely have been deemed a security risk. As sauces go, crème anglaise isn’t particularly impressive. It’s not thick like frosting or mayo, and when poured over cake it looks like spilled paint. Thus, for a more neat presentation, it is often served as a puddle on a plate, in which the likes of pie, or moelleux au chocolat, is placed. The French call this presentation île flottante, which means “floating island.” Of course, some crème anglaise in a glass with a shot of whiskey would be a tidy presentation as well. Or if neatness isn’t your top priority, why not do as the Menopausal Stoners blog recommends: “After you make the crème anglaise, mix in the Five Dirty Browns: rum, bourbon, cognac, brandy and some

other whiskey. We’re going to mix up a batch and invite that tasty boiler repairman over for cocktails.” Crème anglaise tastes so much like eggnog that most people wouldn’t notice the difference. In fact, traditional eggnog recipes actually employ crème anglaise as an ingredient. But with so many shortcuts now available, few people bother to make eggnog the old fashioned way anymore. Crème anglaise, sans the nutmeg and booze of eggnog, is less committed, and thus has more ways it can be used. Whether it’s poured on fruit, puddled around a piece of chocolate cake or spiked with the

Five Dirty Browns, any amount will disappear very quickly, especially this time of year. The many recipes for crème anglaise differ in their use of milk versus cream and in the proportion of dairy to egg yolk, as well as the amount of sugar, so there’s leeway in your proportions. Adding more yolks, more cream or less milk will thicken the crème anglaise. I usually add less sugar than most recipes call for—you can always sweeten it later.

Crème anglaise In a thick-bottomed saucepan, heat two cups of milk and/or cream on low, along with one vanilla pod, split down the middle, seeds removed. Alternatively, use two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Stir often to make sure it doesn’t scald. Meanwhile, separate the yolks from the whites of six eggs, and combine the yolks with four table-

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spoons of sugar and two pinches of salt. Stir for about five minutes with a wooden spoon or spatula. When the cream mixture is almost at a simmer, pour a quarter cup of it, in a thin stream, into the yolk and sugar mixture. Stir vigorously while pouring to temper the yolks, which makes them less likely to curdle when heated. Once all the hot cream has been incorporated into the egg yolks, discard the vanilla pod and return the mixture to the saucepan on low heat, stirring often. Do not let it boil, or even come close to simmering. It will quickly start to thicken, and when it coats a spoon thickly, turn off the heat. As it cools, it will thicken some more. Voilà. At this point you have crème anglaise, as well as the leftover whites of six eggs. These items present a number of interesting options. To make traditional-style eggnog, add some nutmeg to the crème anglaise. Then, beat those leftover egg whites until they’re stiff, and fold them into the crème anglaise. Then whip some cream, and fold that in, too. Spike as you see fit. This eggnog will likely be superior to the stuff that goes down at your office party, which might not even have real eggs in it (legally, it needn’t). Even most scratch recipes for eggnog are just whole eggs beat together with milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and booze. If you’re worried about microbes in the raw eggs, I guess you’re just supposed to add enough alcohol to kill them. If eggnog isn’t the goal and you just want to make a little Crème Anglaise to play around with, here’s an easy, fun thing to do with those leftover egg whites. Beat them stiff, and then beat in two tablespoons of cocoa powder. Serve dollops of the resulting brown foam, île flottante-style, on a puddle of crème anglaise. I call it “Chocolate Icebergs in a Sea of Crème Anglaise,” but I’m open to suggestions for something shorter. Those chocolate egg whites can be sweetened but I prefer not to, for a more dramatic contrast between the stiff, spartan, bitter whites and the sweet and creamy crème anglaise. And once the icebergs dissolve into the sea, pour the remains into your coffee, for a welldeserved café anglaise.

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Cocoa, a Joyous Kringle, Mini macaroons, Gingerbread Coffeecake, Loaves of Poundcake, and so much more! Have you checked out Bernice’s wear-ables lately? Downright smart. Coffee mugs? Oh, yeah. Bernice’s wishes you a Merry Little Christmas. bernicesbakerymt.com

Bagels On Broadway 223 West Broadway (across from courthouse) • 728-8900 Featuring over 25 sandwich selections, 20 bagel varieties, & 20 cream cheese spreads. Also a wide selection of homemade soups, salads and desserts. Gourmet coffee and espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, and frappes. Ample seating; free wi-fi. Free downtown delivery (weekdays) with $10.00 min. order. Call ahead to have your order ready for you! Open 7 days a week. Voted one of top 20 bagel shops in country by internet survey. $-$$

Biga Pizza 241 W. Main Street • 728-2579 Biga Pizza offers a modern, downtown dining environment combined with traditional brick oven pizza, calzones, salads, sandwiches, specials and desserts. All dough is made using a “biga” (pronounced beega) which is a time-honored Italian method of bread making. Biga Pizza uses local products, the freshest produce as well as artisan meats and cheeses. Featuring seasonal menus. Lunch and dinner, Mon-Sat. Beer & Wine available. $-$$

Bernice’s Bakery 190 South 3rd West • 728-1358 It’s the little things we do together. Bernice’s takes those moments to heart. This Christmas when you want “just the right size” gift or party package think Bernice’s cookie plates, frosted Christmas trees (Yep! Those famous sugar cookies), packaged Bernice’s Hot

Big Sky Drive In 1016 W. Broadway 549-5431 Big Sky Drive In opened June 2nd 1962. We feature soft serve ice cream, shakes, malts, spins, burger, hot dogs, pork chop sandwiches and breaded mushrooms all made to order. Enjoy our 23 shake and malt flavors or the orange twist

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ice cream. Drive thru or stay and enjoy your food in our outdoor seating area. Lunch and dinner, seven days a week. $-$$ Black Coffee Roasting Co. 1515 Wyoming St., Suite 200 541-3700 Black Coffee Roasting Company is located in the heart of Missoula. Our roastery is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 – 2. In addition to fresh roasted coffee beans we offer a full service espresso bar, drip coffee, pour-overs and more. The suspension of coffee beans in water is our specialty. Blue Canyon Kitchen 3720 N. Reserve 541-BLUE (adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn) www.bluecanyonrestaurant.com We offer creatively-prepared American cooking served in the comfortable elegance of their lodge restaurant featuring unique dining rooms. Kick back in the Tavern; relish the cowboy chic and culinary creations in the great room; visit with the chefs and dine in the kitchen or enjoy the fresh air on the Outdoor Patio. Parties and special events can be enjoyed in the Bison Room. Winter Hours: 4pm - 9 pm Seven Days a Week. $$-$$$


the The Bridge Pizza Corner of S. 4th & S. Higgins • 542-0002 A popular local eatery on Missoula’s Hip Strip. Featuring handcrafted artisan brick oven pizza, pasta, sandwiches, soups, & salads made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Missoula’s place for pizza by the slice. A unique selection of regional microbrews and gourmet sodas. Dine-in, drive-thru, & delivery. Open everyday 11 to late. $-$$ Butterfly Herbs 232 N. Higgins • 728-8780 Celebrating 39 years of great coffees and teas. Truly the “essence of Missoula.” Offering fresh coffees, teas (Evening in Missoula), bulk spices and botanicals, fine toiletries & gifts. Our cafe features homemade soups, fresh salads, and coffee ice cream specialties. In the heart of historic downtown, we are Missoula’s first and favorite Espresso Bar. Open 7 Days. $ Claim Jumper 3021 Brooks • 728-0074 Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Come in between 7-8 am for our Early Bird Breakfast Special: Get 50% off any breakfast menu item! Or Join us for Lunch and Dinner. We feature CJ’s Famous Fried Chicken, Delicious Steaks, and your Favorite Pub Classics. Breakfast from 7am-11am on Weekdays and 7am-2pm on Weekends. Lunch and Dinner 11am9pm Sun-Wed and 11am-10pm Thurs-Sat. Ask your Server about our Players Club! Happy Hour in our lounge M-F 4-6 PM. $-$$$ Cold Stone Creamery Across from Costco on Reserve by TJ Maxx & Ross • 549-5595 Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies the Way You Want It. Come in for our weekday specials. Get Gift Cards any time. Remember, it's a great day for ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. $-$$ Doc’s Gourmet Sandwiches 214 N. Higgins Ave. • 542-7414 Doc’s is an extremely popular gathering spot for diners who appreciate the great ambiance, personal service and generous sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re heading out for a power lunch, meeting friends or family or just grabbing a quick takeout, Doc’s is always an excellent choice. Delivery service within a 3 mile radius. Double Front Chicken 122 W. Alder 543-6264 Number of years ago Double Front was built, 101. Number of years it’s been cooking chicken,

75. Number if years in the Herndon family, 49. Always getting that perfect chicken dinner, timeless. Come find out why we are rule of the roost. Always the best, Double Front Chicken. $-$$ Family Dental Group Southgate Mall 541-2886 Do you have a flex plan or dental benefit with funding that expires on December 31st? You are not alone. A lot of people wait until December to try and schedule dental appointments. Unfortunately, at year end many patients forfeit their unused benefits because no more appointments are available. The last few weeks of the year are often fully booked. Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula 424 N. Higgins 542-3847 www.flbcofmissoula.com Known for their “Bar Burgers” a masterpiece of deliciousness; Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is unfiltered sophistication atop the skyline of Missoula Montana. Downtown or Uptown, any way you look at it, Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula is your best destination for great food, wine and spirits. Come on in and join us. We can't wait to see you. Cheers!!! $-$$ Food For Thought 540 Daly Ave. • 721-6033 Missoula's Original Coffehouse/Café located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch 7 days a week+dinner 5 nights a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and espresso bar. HUGE Portions and the Best BREAKFAST in town. MTH 7am-8pm, Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-4pm, Sun 8am-8pm. $-$$ Good Food Store 1600 S. 3rd West • 541-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am - 10pm $-$$ Harry David's 2700 Paxson Plaza Suite H 830-3277 www.harrydavidsbar.com Entertainment 7 nights a week! Live Bands Friday and Saturday. Karaoke Sun, Mon, Tues. WTF Wednesdays (TBA and Drink Specials). Daily Food Specials plus Breakfast on Weekends. (Grill Hours 11-9 M-F and 10-9 Sat & Sun) $-$$

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HAPPIESTHOUR The semifinal extravaganza Why you’re out on Friday: Uh, because the Griz are on a hot streak? They creamed Northern Iowa 48-10 in last Friday night’s quarterfinals match-up and they’re going head-to-head with Sam Houston State this Friday at 6 p.m. for a shot at the FCS Championship. If the recent tailgate scene was any indication, the energy around town for the semifinal will be on full throttle. Campers lined Campus Drive last weekend. The chili was warm, the beer was cold and the booze was flowing from flasks. Flipper’s was standing-room-only during the game. Downtown Missoula exploded after the Griz won. Be prepared for a spectacle.

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they’ll kick your butt at quarters or whatever game they rope you into at the bars. You want a party? You got one. As long as you can talk a little NFL and don’t mention soccer or curling, you’re right at home.

What you’re drinking: Most bars around town are prepping their specials list for the Friday night bout against Sam Houston. The Press Box expects to be “packed to the max” during the game and has the usual lineup of Griz specials, including $5.25 Bloody Marys and $5.50 Alpines (hot chocolate and top-shelf Schnapps). The Broadway is bracing itself too, and you can bet Red’s Bar will be packed to the helmet-lined rafters.

What you’re wearing: Bust out the maroon and silver, because downtown Missoula will be teeming with UM hoodies and hats. The Grizzlier your garb, the better. And if you’re really feeling the team spirit, throw on some face paint. There are bound to be a few shirtless dudes out there on the streets, shouting and pretending the letters painted on their chests are warm enough.

Who you’re out with: Nine-tenths of Missoula. But more specifically, seasoned Griz fanatics with a lot on the line. They’ve wowed you with chicken wings at the tailgate, they’ve screamed at rival teams from the stands and

Where to find it: All over town. Just check the specials boards when you walk in and watch the score. Earplugs might be a good suggestion. —Alex Sakariassen

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www.thinkfft.com Mon-Thurs 7am - 8pm • Fri & Sat 7am - 4pm Sun 8am - 8pm • 540 Daly Ave • 721-6033 Missoula’s Original Coffeehouse/Cafe. Across from the U of M campus.

Hob Nob on Higgins 531 S. Higgins • 541-4622 Come visit our friendly staff & experience Missoula's best little breakfast & lunch spot. All our food is made from scratch, we feature homemade corn beef hash, sourdough pancakes, sandwiches, salads, espresso & desserts. MC/V $-$$ Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Warm up your chilly nights with our Hot Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. We have Classic French Onion Soup and hearty Bison chili made in house daily. Fall in love with our Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf-stuffed with crispy Daily’s bacon and cheddar cheese, served with cheddar mashed potatoes and corn. And finish the best meal in town with our New Orleans style Bread Pudding with warm caramel sauce and Big Dipper vanilla bean Ice cream. We still have Happy Hour from 4-7 every day and on game days we offer wings specials and all your favorite local micro-brews. Everyone loves our SUNDAY BINGO NIGHT! Sundays 6-9 pm at Brooks and Browns. Same happy Hour specials ($5 pulled pork sliders, ? order wings, ? nachos; $6 Bud Lite pitchers) Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula. Hunter Bay Coffee and Sandwich Bar First Interstate Center • 101 East Front St hunterbay.com • 800.805.2263 Missoula’s local roaster since 1991 - now open downtown in the First Interstate Center! Stop by for hand-crafted gourmet coffees and espressos plus madefrom-scratch, healthy sandwiches and soups. Enjoy the sunshine from our patio! Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking in the upper deck lot. Open Monday through Saturday. Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza Asian Restaurant 529 S. Higgins • 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com All our menu items are made from scratch, featuring dishes from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, and Malaysia. Extensive tea menu. Missoula's Original Bubble Teas. Beer, Wine and Sake available. Join us in our Asian themed dining room for a wonderful IZA experience. Rotating music and DJs. Lunch 11:30-3:00, Happy Hour 3-6, Dinner 5-10. Late night happy hour 9-10pm. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our all-new bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks • 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. • 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, and fresh fish daily. Delicious salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked inhouse. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website Pearlcafe.us to check out our night-

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ly specials, make reservations, or buy gift certificates. Open Mon-Sat at 5:00. $$-$$$ Philly West 134 W. Broadway • 493-6204 For an East-coast taste of pizza, stromboli, hoagies, salads, and pasta dishes and CHEESESTEAKS, try Philly West. A taste of the great “fightin’ city of Philadelphia” can be enjoyed Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner and late on weekends. We create our marinara, meatballs, dough and sauces in-house so if “youse wanna eat,” come to 134 W. Broadway. Pita Pit 130 N. Higgins 541-PITA (7482) • pitapitusa.com Fresh Thinking Healthy Eating. Enjoy a pita rolled just for you. Hot meat and cool fresh veggies topped with your favorite sauce. Try our Chicken Caesar, Gyro, Philly Steak, Breakfast Pita, or Vegetarian Falafel to name just a few. For your convenience we are open until 3am 7 nights a week. Call if you need us to deliver! Authentic Thai Restaurant 221 W. Broadway • 543-9966 sawaddeedowntown.com Sa Wa Dee offers traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Choose from a selection of five Thai curries, Pad Thai, delicious Thai soups, and an assortment of tantalizing entrees. Featuring fresh ingredients and authentic Thai flavors- no MSG! See for yourself why Thai food is a deliciously different change from other Asian cuisine. Now serving beer and wine! $-$$ Sean Kelly’s Empire Grill 130 W. Pine St. • 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ Silvertip Casino 680 SW Higgins • 728-5643 The Silvertip Casino is Missoula’s premiere casino offering 20 Video gaming machines, best live poker in Missoula, full beverage liquor, 11 flat screen tv’s and great food at great prices. Breakfast Specials starting at $2.99 (7-11am) For a complete menu, go to www.silvertipcasino.com. Open 24/7. $-$$ NOT JUST SUSHI Sushi Hana Downtown offering a new idea for your dining experience. Meat, poultry, vegetables and grain are a large part of Japanese cuisine. We also love our fried comfort food too. Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner. Corner of Pine & Higgins. 549-7979. $$–$$$ Taco Del Sol 422 N. Higgins • 327-8929 Stop in when you're in the neighborhood. We'll do our best to treat you right! Crowned Missoula's best lunch for under $6. Mon.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-9. Taco Sano 115 1/2 S. 4th Street West Located next to Holiday Store on Hip Strip 541-7570 • tacosano.net Once you find us you'll keep coming back. Breakfast Burritos served all day, Quesadillas, Burritos and Tacos. Let us dress up your food with our unique selection of toppings, salsas, and sauces. Open 10am-9am 7 days a week. WE DELIVER. Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery 4175 Rattlesnake Drive 549-8703 www.tenspoon.com Made in Montana, award-winning organic wines, no added sulfites. Tasting hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 5 to 9 pm. Soak in the harvest sunshine with a view of the vineyard, or cozy up with a glass of wine inside the winery. Wine sold by the flight or glass. Bottles sold to take home or to ship to friends and relatives. $$ Uptown Diner 120 N. Higgins 542-2449 Step into the past at this 50's style downtown diner. Breakfast is served all day. Daily Lunch Specials. All Soups, including our famous Tomato Soup, are made from scratch. Voted best milkshakes in Missoula for 14 straight years. Great Food, Great Service, Great Fun!! Sun - Wed 83pm, Thurs - Sat 8-8pm $-$$ Westside Lanes 1615 Wyoming 721-5263 Visit us for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served 8 AM to 9 PM. Try our homemade soups, pizzas, and specials. We serve 100% Angus beef and use fryer oil with zero trans fats, so visit us any time for great food and good fun. $-$$ YoWaffle Yogurt 216 W. Main St. • 543-6072 (Between Thai Spicy and The Shack) www.yowaffle.com Let YoWaffle host your next birthday party! YoWaffle is a self-serve frozen yogurt and Belgian waffle eatery offering 10 continuously changing flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, gluten free cones and waffles, hot and cold beverages, and 2 soups daily. Build it your "weigh" at 42 cents per oz. for most items. Open 7 days a week. Sun-Thurs 11 AM to 11 PM, Fri 11 AM to 12 AM, Sat. 10 AM to 12 AM. Free WiFi. Loyalty punch cards, gift cards and t-shirts available. UMONEY. Like us on facebook.

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And we were swingin’. The Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Party comes to the Hamilton Performing Arts Center as part of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Series, on Fri., Dec. 16, at 8 PM. Tickets are $32.50/$37.50. Go to bitterrootperformingarts.org.

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ers, peddlers and bus hopping to-and-from work. Florence Hotel. 12 PM. $10 nonmembers/$5 Way to Go! Club and Momentum Partners. Call 258-4961. The irrepressible dapper dandy and allaround piano playing radster Asaph end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Dec. 16, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367.

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Adonai is rocking the Southgate Mall near the mall’s big old clock. Buy an Orange Julius and check out the tuneage. 2–5 PM. Free. (see Soundcheck in this issue.) No time like the present to put the kids to work at the Stumptown Art Studio’s Santa’s Workshop. Kids can learn wreathmaking, stocking stuffing and perhaps a bit of edible edification from 3:45–5:15 PM, 145 Central Ave. in Whitefish. $55 for the week or $15 per class. stump townartstudio.org.

nightlife Go for a ride and have a meal at the Missoula City Lights Tour and Dinner hosted by the Missoula Senior Center. 5 PM. Call 543-7154 for more info. It’s Artini time down at the MAM so grab your cultural decoder rings and check out exhibiting artist Debra Magpie Earling’s tale of the Sacajawea in her work with Peter Koch, The Journals of Sacajawea. This is in conjunction with the Tell Us Something storytelling night, which features six storytellers speaking on the theme Dear Diary. 5:30–9 PM. Free. missoulaartmuseum.org.

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Tom Catmull is a fine reason to go to a bar, but $7 Bayern pitchers make it a reverse slam dunk on Dikembe Mutombo. Brooks and Browns at the Holiday Inn. 6–9 PM. Free.

Let’s help the up-and-coming Harvey Weinsteins of the world by attending the Business Career in Entertainment Club Fundraiser (BCEC), with Yeti, Yu k o n B l o n d e a n d M a t t Brand. Top Hat. 9 PM. $5.

The thunder is gonna be rolling tonight when Garth Mania hits the stage at the Sunrise Saloon for a tribute to the incomparable Garth Brooks, plus Christmas tunes. 1101 Strand Ave. 8 PM. $3. (See Spotlight in this issue) Impress your friends, significant other or anyone who will listen when you rock the karaoke mic at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, 9 PM. Call 830-3277.

The gist is this: House of Quist plays the Union Club. It’s at 9 PM. It’s free. Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party, featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Jimi Nasset, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon.

Karaoke by Figmo at the Silver Slipper is better than any episode of “Friends,” including the ones with Reese Witherspoon in them. 9 PM.

He’ll cure your tremors with a sweet shot of country: Russ Nasset hits up the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., for a solo set this and every other Thu. at 10 PM. Free.

This beat is technotronic and then a farmer’s grip more when San Francisco’s EPROM brings the bass, heavy, like an electronic motherscratchin’ ton o’ bricks, along with locals Illegitimate

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It’s Food for Fines Amnesty Week at the Missoula Public Library. You know the drill. You bring food, librarians remove fines. Win-win. Back up your talk against the commercialization of Christmas by donating blood. Too busy? Cool, just call and make an appointment. American Red Cross, 2401 W. Railroad Ste. 6. 10–2 PM. 800-RED-CROSS. The Missoula Public Library hosts a preschool storytime geared toward children 3–6 years old every Fri. at 10:30 AM. Free. Call 721-BOOK. Pizza for Parents is brought to you by Families First and gives you parents a chance to chat about parenting and have pizza. Childcare available. Lewis and Clark Elementary Family Resource Center. 11:30–12:45 PM. Call 721-7690 to register. High schoolers go towards the literary light during the Missoula Public Library’s Young Adult Writers Group, which meets at 3:30 PM at the library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 721-BOOK. No time like the present to put the kids to work at the Stumptown Art Studio’s Santa’s Workshop. Kids can learn wreathmaking, stocking stuffing and perhaps a bit of edible edification from 3:45–5:15 PM, 145 Central Ave. in Whitefish. $55 for the week or $15 per class. stumptownartstudio.org.

nightlife Kalispell’s very own little monsters Graveyard Girl Scouts are bringing their deadly rock and roll cookies to the Roxy Twin Theater in Hamilton. 7 PM. All ages. $5. Hey you dirty birds and tease-loving tassle tossers, the Cigarette Girls Burlesque is performing some old school hoochie-coo at the Crystal Theatre. 515 S. Higgins Ave. 8 PM $15/$10 advance/$5 student. (See Scope in this issue) El 3-Oh! brings their gypsy jazz music style to the tasting room at Ten Spoon Vineyard from 5–9 PM. 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. Free. Bring your chill’ns down to Family Friendly Friday for a bit of the old bluegrassian notions of The Slow Falls. 6–8 PM. Free. Best. Name. Ever. The Mini Ho

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Magic 8-Ball indeed. Check out I <3 House, a night of hot house music spun (or something) by DJs Hendawg, Arahant and more at the Palace. 9 PM. Free. Tom and Catmull and the Clerics love John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, and they are playing at the Sunrise Saloon tonight. 1101 Strand Ave. 9 PM. Free.

Bon Scott mentions in a certain AC/DC song that he and his bandmates have “got the biggest balls of them all.” Perhaps that was true in 1976, but the current title-holder of the biggest pair in MSO has to be Sick Kids XOXO. Formed near the end of aught-ten, the band is already headlining a show at the expansive Wilma Theatre. Yes, that Wilma, the one downtown that regularly hosts national touring acts and movies that our moms like. Once you talk to the band though, it makes perfect sense. Guitarist and vocalist Michael Gill has one good reason for putting on a show there: “You can bring your six-year-old.” All-ages shows are important to the band, and realistically we all know that if Missoula could bring their dogs inside the Wilma along with the kids, Missoula would. Not to mention that the venue is the only all-ages

Joan Zen might play some holiday tunes or they might do what they do and you might just end up dancing. Union Club. 9 PM . Free. High schoolers, the City Life Afterdark Karaoke Challenge is what it says it is. You like challenges, right? 1515 Fairview Ave. 9 pm–12 AM. photo courtesy of Abi Halland

tenacity. “Playing there keeps us focused,” Gill says, “and it keeps us motivated to put up fliers and get people to show up.”

Plus, this is an album release party, so it should have a party vibe, with help from CB of Dead Hipster spinning tracks between bands WHAT: Sick Kids XOXO CD Release Party, with The like Shahs and The Boxcutters. Boxcutters, Shahs and CB of Dead Hipster There is one last log to leap before the show, however. The WHEN: Fri., Dec. 16, at 7:30 PM Griz playoff game, which will keep many of us planted in front WHERE: Wilma Theatre of our TVs until 9 PM or so, HOW MUCH: $8 day of show/$5 advance available at Ear rather than out “funnin’.” This Candy, Rockin Rudy’s and The Green Light seems like the go-to event for late-evening action, whether you are celebrating a Griz victory, you are drowning your sorrows over place in town of significant size where delicious a Griz loss or you could give a tutti-frutti about beer and wine are available. Suddenly, the idea of football. Besides, when the musicians love what an electro-pop band that has been together for they do and when they do it well, an event like around a year playing at a space that has a capacthis is never small. As Bon Scott says, “Here’s to ity of nearly 1,100 sounds downright bright; hoping everybody comes and comes again!” besides, you’ve got to love the band’s optimistic –Jason McMackin Ho Ho Round Dance and Holiday Celebration is more than its name implies. Here’s a list of wuzzup: turkey, ham and hot dog dinner; cake walk; info booths from the Missoula Indian Center; games, crafts and door prizes. C.S. Porter MIddle School. 2510 Central. 6–9 PM.

ages. $8/$5 advance at Ear Candy Music, Rockin’ Rudy’s and The Green Light. (See Spotlight in this issue)

suits and good shoes. Hamilton Performing Arts Center. 8 PM. $ 3 2 . 5 0 / $ 3 7. 5 0 . b i t t e r r o o t performingarts.org

Garden City Ballet presents.... what else? The Nutcracker, because that is how it is done, people. Adams Center. 7:30 PM. $27. griztix.com.

Unlock your daughters and take ‘em to see the Country Boogie Boys brand of, uh, country boogie. Eagles Lodge, 2420 South Ave. 8 PM. Free.

The Von Trapps are back and badder than ever in the Whitefish Theatre Co.’s presentation of the flat-out best musical ever, The Sound of Music. 7:30 PM. $20/$18 senior/$10 student. whitefishtheatreco.org.

Fishbowl Friday at the Lucky Strike Sports Bar in the Five Valley Bowling Center will give you the courage to get your karaoke on with Kaleidoscope. 8 PM to close.

The Soul City Cowboys are kicking it Bitterroot stylie at Cowboy Troy’s in Victor, but I doubt they’ll play chicken with the train. 8 PM. Free.

The Bitterroot Performing Arts Series needs you to load up the kids and show ‘em what you were into during college at Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Holiday Party. Swingin’ holiday tunes, swell hats, Steve Harvey

My eye! I blame Acousta Voodoo. Head to Symes Hot Springs Hotel for some acoustic syncretism if you dare...8–10 PM. Free. 741-2361.

A total baller move, locals Sick Kids XOXO CD Release Party, with The Boxcutters, Shahs and CB of Dead Hipster, hits the Wilma Theatre at 7:30 PM. All

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He lives to spin: DJ Dubwise just can’t stop the dance tracks once they start at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799. Zeppo, MT plays and plays and plays, all night long at the Top Hat. You dig? 10 PM. $5.

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It’s Food for Fines Amnesty Week at the Missoula Public Library. You know the drill. You bring food, librarians remove fines. Win-win. If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org. Live your gimmick, Missoula, and boogie down to the Heirloom Holiday Market for dope as a the dickens local goods. While you’re at it BYOGB (Build Your Own Gift Basket). Seriously, build it for yourself. Ceretana Granery. 801 Sherwood Ave. 10–12 PM. You’re headed toward last minute shopper country, Bubba. So haul your bubble booty down to the Hip Holiday Market and get to shoppin’. Lowell Elementary School, 1200 Sherwood St. 10–5 PM. $1. The Living Art Studio hosts the Creativity for Life Workshop: Celebration Fairies with Beth Jaffe. The workshop is for those facing illness or loss. 725 W. Alder #17. 10:30–12:30 PM. Free.

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Last one to smile rakes the leaves. The Slow Falls plays the Top Hat’s Family Friendly Friday, from 6 PM to 8 PM, on Fri., Dec 16. Free.

Don’t miss the delicious numnums at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Christmas Bake Sale, featuring ethnic and holiday delights. 10–5 PM. 301 S. 6th St. W. For more info, call Renie at 543-7307. Living Art Montana’s latest Creativity for Life Workshop for those facing loss or illness is Yarn Looms. Couldn’t come at a better time. 725 W. Alder St. #17. 10:30–12:30 PM. Free. livingartofmontana.org. Your bedtime tales of college-age debauchery fall a little short of the mark. Family Storytime offers engaging experiences like stories, fingerplays, flannel-board pictograms and more at 11 AM at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 721-BOOK. I’m feeling some excitations for the Kids Vibration Music and Rhythm Program at the Downtown Dance Collective, which has John Schuberg and h i s s t u d e n t a s s i s t a n t Noah George presenting the Wonderful World of Woodwinds and Brass. 121 W. Main St. 11–11:45 AM. Suggested donation $5–$20. tangledtones.com.

Grab your battle axe and your wife and head down the ‘Root to Hidden Legend Winery, 1345 Hwy 93 N. Ste. 5, for some mead and a performance by Charla Bauman, from 7–9 PM. Free. 363-6323. The Von Trapps are back and badder than ever in the Whitefish Theatre Co.’s presentation of the flat-out best musical ever The Sound of Music. 7:30 PM. $20/$18 senior/$10 student. whitefishtheatreco.org. Garden City Ballet presents.... what else? The Nutcracker, because that is how it is done, people. Adams Center. 7:30 PM. $27. griztix.com. Tu felix spurii! In O Magnum Mysterium, Dolce Canto delivers the Christmas-themed choral classics from the Renaissance to today (that should be a radio station tagline) tonight at the UM Music Recital Hall. 7:30 PM. $15/$10 students. Tickets at Worden’s, Rockin Rudy’s and Fact & Fiction.

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Glacier Symphony delivers the goods at the Classical Holiday pop concert, which features some young artists showing their stuff along with the symphony and of course a tuba load of holiday classics (cf. event title). Flathead High Performance Hall. 7:30 PM. $10 to $32. gscmusic.org.

River Rock tends the tasting room at Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. 4475 Rattlesnake Dr. 5–9 PM. Free.

Hey you amateur Hammersteins beat feet to Amy Martin’s Reserve & Greene: A MusicalIn-The Making. She is inviting the

Garden City Ballet presents.... what else? The Nutcracker, because that is how it is done, people. Adams Center. 2 PM. $27. griztix.com.

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Mudslide Charley’s whompin’ and a-whoopin’ blues glissades into the Bitter Root Brewery like Harry Truman down the Toutle River. 6–8:30 PM. Free.

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public to help create and fund the second and third acts of the performance of her post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story, via post-performance feedback. Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. 8 PM. $10. amymartin.org. (See Agenda in this issue.) Holy free taters for outta staters! This is one big smelly old rawk and roll line-up. From ID (duh) Philo T. and the Spud City Scientists, from Kalispell Graveyard Girl Scouts, and three from the Garden City, Bird’s Mile Home, Total Combined Weight and Buddy Jackson. They’ll sell you the whole seat, but you’ll only need the eeeeeeedge. Zoo City Apparel. 139 E. Main St. 8 PM. $5. David Boone gets folksy with hit gi-tar up at Symes Hot Springs Hotel. 8–10 PM. Free. 741-2361. One day only! Kris Moon and the irrepressible Monty Carlo will mix and match hot beats and hotter booty shorts (that isn’t true) so you people can dance to an assortment of hip hop, electronic and other bass-heavy beats ‘til the bar closes during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free. The Frenchtown Club, 15155 Demers St., lets the karaoke genie out of the bottle at 9 PM. Turn south after taking exit 89 from I-90. Free. Call 370-3200. Feel free to perform “Bella Ciao” by Mirah & The Black Cat Orchestra during karaoke night at 9 PM at the VFW but don’t be surprised if someone tells you we’re in Missoula, so it’s time to start talking American. Free.


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Sing a fast tune or five during Greyhound Karaoke at Larry’s Six Mile Bar & Grill in Huson, 23384 Huson Road, every Sat. at 9 PM. Free. Swig drinks while listening to old-school rock hits, ‘80s tunes or modern indie rock songs when Dead Hipster presents Ta k e o v e r ! , w h i c h f e a t u r e s “drinkin’ music” DJ’d by the Dead Hipster DJs starting at 9 PM at the Central Bar & G r i l l , 14 3 W. B r o a d w a y S t . Includes drink specials and photos with Abi Halland. Free. The Wild Coyote Band are getting their varmint on down at the Lumberjack Saloon. Please leave the .243 at home but bring your funpants. 9 PM. Free.

Polish your weapons and check out the Dusty Gunns and Friends Christmas Bizarre, where “acoustic mayhem” may occur. Prove it, I say. Palace. 9 PM. Free. I’m tired of making coy references to the Whiskey Rebellion of 1789. Create your own when the band Whiskey Rebellion plays the Sunrise Saloon. 1101 Strand Ave. 9 PM. Free. Christmas done come early for the dancin’ folk who like to spin the ladies and shuffle their feet as Russ Nasset and the Revelators do what they do best. Why, honky tonkin’ of course. Union Club 9 PM. Free. The Hellgate Rollergirls host the inaugural Naughty and Nice Rollerball down at The Inferno

(HGRG warehouse). Strap on your xxx-mas sweater, perhaps a bawdy gown or a suit made out of a wooden barrel. Booze, derby awards, karaoke, a very derby Santa. Oh word. 812 Toole Ave. 9–1 AM. $5 plus a canned food donation. hellgaterollergirls.com. Well, sheee-oot here’s something you don’t see every day: Secret Powers is playing some live power pop, with King Elephant and ZooperGroup, at the Top Hat. 9:30 PM. Free. DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799.

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Improve your mind style at the Tibetan Tradition of Mind Training. There is two-hour break but you’re going to want to attend the potluck lunch, right? Same day registration. 102 Macleod. 10–5 PM. Suggested donation of $25–$50/students free. Call 961-5131. Stevensville author Jane Lambert signs her book Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Years at Fact & Fiction. 1–2:30 PM. Go with the jam when the Rocky Mountain Grange Hall, 1436 S. First St. south of Hamilton, hosts a weekly acoustic jam session for guitarists, mandolin players and others, from 2–4 PM. Free. Call Clem at 961-4949.

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Garden City Ballet presents....what else? The Nutcracker, because that is how it is done, people. Adams Center. 2 PM. $27. griztix.com. Discuss what it takes to change our attitudes towards nature at Earth Ethics. Missoula Public Library. 2–4 PM. free. Glacier Symphony delivers the goods at the Classical Holiday pop concert, which features some young artists showing their stuff along with the symphony and of course a tuba load of holiday classics (cf. event title). Flathead High Performance Hall. 3 PM. $10 to $32. gscmusic.org.

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Football Sunday at the Lucky Strike Casino is for lovers of the following: 22 TVs, $13 domestic pitchers with a pizza or wings and karaoke at 10:30 PM, in case ten hours of football wasn’t enough action for you. The Von Trapps are back and badder than ever in the Whitefish Theatre Co.’s presentation of the flat-out best musical ever, The Sound of Music. 4 PM. $20/$18 senior/$10 student. whitefish theatreco.org. Grandfatherglen performs an acoustic concert of standards and seasonal tunes, which features sibling harmonies, strings and saw (that’s better than Viagra for the old dudes). Crystal Theater. 515 S. Higgins Ave. 7 PM. $8. Oh girl, the Spork Quintet is gonna be playing some jazz at the Top Hat and, like, it’s so totally free. 7 PM. Eden Atwood and Claude Pineault are bringing some original straight-from-the-fridge tuneage that combines pop, soul and jazz to the Missoula Winery. 5646 W. Harrier Dr. 7:30 PM. $5. Close out the weekend in style with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight and live jazz and DJs during the Badlander’s Jazz Martini Night. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with Trevor Riddle Experience and continues with the D.R. Trio. Free.

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Get your GED or brush up for college entrance exams at the Lifelong Learning Center. Classes are Mon.-Thu. from 8–12

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Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice. Power-pop provocateurs Secret Powers unleash major chords, with King Elephant and Zoopergroup, at the Top Hat, on Sat., Dec. 17, at 9:30 PM. $5.

PM. and Tue. and Wed. 6–8 PM. 310 S. Curtis Ave. Free. 523-4038. Need to brush up on that algebra or writing course before you pay a king’s ransom to get a D in Comp 101 at the university? Sign-up for the Lifelong Learning Center’s Adult Education Program, which hosts a seven weeks of college prep assistance. 310 S. Curtis. Mon.–Thu., from 8–11:30 AM. Free. Call 549-8765. The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning promotes children’s success through building relationships and creating supportive environments. Sign-up for Preschool Module One and learn about relationships between challenging behaviors and social emotional development, at Childcare Resources. 105 E. Pine St. 8:30–2:30 PM. $30. childcareresources.org. Those looking for mother to mother breast feeding support can find it when the La Leche League meets every first Mon. of the month, at 10 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Fifth St. W., and the third Mon. of the month, at 6 PM in the small meeting room of the Missoula Public Library. Free. Children and babies are always welcome.

nightlife It’s like the 90s down at the Lucky Strike with $1.50 PBR and Miller tall boys plus $2 Coors and Bud Light, so you may as well karaoke some Ugly Kid Joe at 9 PM. The Alpine Theatre Project’s Yuletide Affair 8: Maternity

Edition is bound to break the rules of holiday music and may contribute to the artistic director’s water breaking, as she is scheduled to give birth to twins any s e c o n d . Th e s h o w f e a t u r e s Broadway pros and all-around awesome musicians. Whitefish Performing Arts Center. 600 E. 2nd St. 7 PM. $39 or $50 for the Sweet Seats. alpinetheatre project.org. Get some much needed spiritual guidance at Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in Hamilton, at their Spiritual Discussion Group, this Monday with Morning Star Jameson. Call 363-2939 with questions. Finally, a place where you can go be a man with other men and do manly stuff. The place, of course, is Harry David’s on Men’s Night. Two for $5 wells and free snacks throughout the Monday Night Football game. Stick around for some karaoke after the game if you’re man enough to sleep on the davenport when you get home. 7 PM–12 AM. So you think you can fill in the blank? Prove it at Sean Kelly’s Open Mic Night this and every Monday at 8:30 PM. Call 5421471 after 10 AM on Monday to sign up. Bring the wrenches and a craving for lactose during Milkcrate Mondays with the Milkcrate Mechanic’s Random Music for Random Kitties, which features DJs Feldman, Tigerlily, Zane Wayne and the Mechanic himself, starting at 9 PM. Palace. Free, with free pool and $6 pitchers of PBR.

Open Mic at the VFW seems like a fine idea, especially with 2 for 1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. Call Skye on Sunday at 531–4312 to reserve your spot in the line-up, or I bet you could roll in and be all, “Dude, I do a perfect Sublime.”

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How irie is she? Come find out at Royal Reggae, the biggest, spliffiest dance hall DJ party in Missoula, featuring DJs Supa, Smiley Banton and Oneness. 9 PM. Free. If you’re grieving the loss of a pet, take comfort at the Pet Bereavement Group which meets the 3rd Tue. of each month at 21st Century Homeopathy, 813 1st. St. in Hamilton at 6:30 PM. Call 370-0699. Let’s Dance: Jingle Bells takes that candy cane-powered energy and puts it to good use in a creative movement class for all the little people. Families First Children’s Museum. 227 1/2 W. Front St. 11 AM. $4.25. Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference room and work on your elk camp locution at the Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters. All are invited. 12–1. 5205 Grant Creek Dr. Free.

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SPOTLIGHT low places There’s a great quote about Garth Brooks attributed to Waylon Jennings that I’m not sure you want to hear. Facts are facts, though, and it’d be easy to rate this choice line as a true fact, whether Waylon said it or not. It goes a little something like this: Garth Brooks did for country music what pantyhose did for [digital stimulation of ladies]. If you’re confused by that statement, I guess what Waylon meant was that Garth made it difficult for fans to get into authentic country music. Not to mention that his style wasn’t the genuine article, not what we listeners really ought to be hearing, what we ought to be into. Brooks was just a tease. Not that I want to blaspheme Waylon, but he is kind of full of it. Jennings began his singing career as a pop-country crooner, with a helmet of shellacked hair and suits that blossomed with

the faux-beach party fun, the cheesy sing-a-long of “Friends in Low Places.” Go to any decent bonfire party if you don’t believe me.

That’s where Garth Mania comes in. Fronted by Canadian super-fan Garrick Sissons, Garth Mania provides fans a chance to check out Garth in his prime, without the gut, with the ability WHAT: Garth Mania a tribute to Garth Brooks to run around the stage and not WHEN: Thu., Dec. 15, at 8 PM get winded, with his headset on and a Technicolor cowboy shirt WHERE: Sunrise Saloon, 1100 Block of Strand Ave. tucked into black Wranglers. Heck-darn, Garth Mania might HOW MUCH: $3 even take you back to simpler times. Back when you parked on a gravel road way out in the valley with your first color. It took him a while to get his outlaw shtick best gal, where far-off yard lights dotted distant down. Brooks on the other hand never changed hillsides, where you fumbled around in the dark much from the beginning (we will not be dis- looking for a cassette tape with “Two of a Kind, cussing his turn as Chris Gaines at this time.). Working on a Full House” on side one and “Wild Brooks’ formulaic styles and everyman, aw-shucks Horses” on side two. Maybe it won’t. At the very gimmick won over fans of pop music, and the guy least, Garth is a gateway to great country music, packed Central Park for one of the largest live much like that first best gal was a great gateway concerts ever held there. He’s sold nearly 130 to your last best gal. million records. Like him or not, he’s a big deal. –Jason McMackin People actually miss him. They miss the hooks,

of Forward Montana’s Progressive Happy Hour, which begins at 5:30 PM at the Badlander. Free. Call Forward Montana at 542-8683 for more info.

Aim your sights on the 8 ball when the Palace hosts a weekly 9 ball tournament, which is double elimination and starts with sign up at 6 PM, followed by games at 7. $10 entry fee.

Occupy Missoula General Assembly takes place at the Union Hall. 208 E. Main St. 5:30 PM. occupymissoula.org.

The Arlee Community Development Corporation is meeting at the Arlee High School Business Lab. 6 PM. Call Kelley for more info. at 726-5550.

There’s a new sheriff in town, but he has no judicial authority. He just loves to rock. The Tuesday Night Open Mic/Jam Night is now at the Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave, hosted by Louie Bond, Teri Llovet and the UFOkies. Sign up is at 6 PM and music goes 7–10 PM.

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Throw your jazz hands in the air and join Chris Duparri and Ruthie Dada every Tuesday evening for Jazz Martini Night, with $2 off all top-shelf martinis at Brooks and Browns, 200 S. Pattee. Free.

YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts YWCA Support Groups for women every Tue. from 6:30–8 PM. An American Indian-led talking circle is also available, along with age-appropriate groups. Free. Call 543-6691. The Alpine Theatre Project’s Yuletide Affair 8: Maternity Edition is bound to break the rules of holiday music and may contribute to the artistic director’s water breaking, as she is scheduled to give birth to twins any second. The show features Broadway pros and all-around awesome musicians. Whitefish Performing Arts Center. 600 E. 2nd St. 7 PM. $39 or $50 for the sweet seats. alpinetheatreproject.org.


If the holidays already have you stressing, then A Musical Dreamtime Journey is what you need. Featuring multi-instrumentalists Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan, as well as guitarist Michael Millham, this musical chillfest is performed in the round, by candlelight, with no applause. Get this: bring a pillow and/or blanket. Seriously, relax. St. Anthony Parish. 217 Tremont St. $15/$12 adv. from Griz Tix outlets. Listening to Rob Quist and House of Quist perform is dope, but at the Share the Harvest Christmas Concert your price of admission also benefits the Montana Food Bank Network. Dude, every day should be Dec. 20. University Theatre. 7 PM. $20 adult/$15 seniors and kids/$50 for a Christmas basket for a needy family. Tickets at UM Arts Box Office and Rockin Rudy’s.

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If English isn’t your native language head to the Lifelong Learning Center’s Adult Basic Education, which aids in cultural and vocabulary studies. 310 S. Curtis. 8:30 AM. Free. Call 549-8765. Art heals at Living Art of Montana’s third Wednesday of every month’s workshop, Creative Connections for Cancer Survivors. 12–1:30 PM at the Living Art Studio, 725 W. Alder, #17. Free. Call 549-5329.

nightlife Gals, the Lucky Strike Casino wants you to indulge yourselves in a variety of ways on Ladies Night, including with $3 Dirty

Girls and Dirty Birds, as well by entering to win $50 gift cards to Adam & Eve and Victoria’s Secret. Did I mention erotic karaoke? No, cuz they don’t have that, just regular karaoke. Live and DJ’d music makes the sake and pad thai go down easily when Iza Asian Restaurant, 529 S. Higgins Ave., presents live music every Wed. at 7 PM. Free to attend. Call 830-3237. Pizza and trivia go together like two things that don’t necessarily but could at Front Street Trivia Night. Note the move to Wednesday night (because football). 7 PM at Mackenzie River Pizza, 137 W. Front St. Free. Get some much needed spiritual guidance at Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in Hamilton at their Spiritual Discussion Group, this Monday with Morning Star Jameson. Call 363-2939 with questions.

Harry Potter fans Spattergroit is going to rock your face off at the Missoula Public Library. Large Meeting Rm. 7 PM. Free. Sean Kelly’s invites you to another week of free Pub Trivia, which takes place every Tue. at 8 PM. And, to highlight the joy of discovery that you might experience while attending, here’s a sample of the type of question you could be presented with. Ready? What Christmas food is made from marsh-whorts? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) The Broadway’s Tuesday Night Comedy takes place every Tue. at 9 PM and is followed by dancing with tunes from the Tallest DJ in America. $5/$3 students. Call 543-5678.

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Rehash the music of others, or have the guts to play a few of your own, when the Canyon Creek Ramblers host an open mic night this and every Tue. at 9 PM at the Great Northern Bar & Grill, 27 Central Ave. in Whitefish. Free, with free beers for performers. Can you say blast off? The Lucky Strike has $3 Fireball shots, $2 domestic beers and $1 shots. The only logical landing is Planet Karaoke. 9 PM to close. Stomp guts and kick nuts when electro-grunge outfit Fancy Child does the heavy lifting at the Badlander’s Live and Local Night, featuring rockin’ rockers The Hope Movement. Music at 10 PM. Free.

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The antlers are the least of your worries. The Alpine Project’s Yuletide Affair 8 gets its holiday jollies with singing and silliness, at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center, on Mon., Dec 19 and Tue., Dec 20, at 7 PM. Tickets are $39 and $50. Go to alpinetheatreproject.org for more info.

Hump day isn’t just for binge drinking anymore. It’s also a day for playing games of chance with other like-minded booze lovers when Sean Kelly’s presents Hump Day Bingo, this and every Wed. at 8 PM. Free. Call 542-1471. Reach pitch perfect perfection by belting out your favorite tune with a little liquid courage during Kraptastic Karaoke, which begins at 9 PM and features $5 pitchers of Budweiser and PBR, plus $1 selected shots. Free. (Pub trivia answer: Cranberry sauce.)

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Just don’t speak in acronyms during WTF Wednesdays and Ladies’ Night at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, where $10 pitchers of long island ice tea and 2 for $5 cran–vodka drinks make this a forgettable evening (in a fun way). Every Wed. Starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free.

nightlife Even grown-ups like to burn stuff, especially if there is wine. Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts a Winter Solstice Fire. $1 off your first glass. 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. 5–9 PM. Nicole Richie once told me she had the hots for Tom Catmull. Check him out at Bitter Root Brewery and see what she means. 6–8:30 PM. Free. Impress your friends, your significant other or anyone who will listen when you rock the karaoke mic at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, 9 PM. Call 830-3277. Northern Lights a-roars into the Sunrise Saloon for some bluegrass or country. 1101 Strand Ave. 9 PM. Free. Three Eared Dog hears you in there. He hears it all. You can hear it at the Union Club, at 9 PM. Free.

Bored? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Check out Larry Hirshberg, The Josh Clinger Trio and The Chalfonts at the Top Hat and do what you like. 9:30 PM. Free.

Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Jimi Nasset, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 .

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John Smith is probably sick and tired of Jamestown jokes, so I’ll leave those to the guys down the street, but he is playing some acoustic folk tuneage at the Top Hat and it is free. 9:30 PM.

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Turning the Wheel facilitators make the kids move creatively, and fun and togetherness is the jam. Families First Children’s Museum, 227 1/2 W. Front St. 10:30 AM. $4.25. Now this is too easy, Missoulians. The Red Cross Blood Mobile (sounds kinda freaky) is looking in vain for blood donators at the MIssoula City Offices today from 11–3 PM. 435 Ryman. redcrossblood.org. Hey knuckleheads, haul the kids down to Three Stooges Thursday at the Roxy Theater’s Family Friendly matinee series. You get four Stooges classics for $3. 718 S. Higgins Ave. Noon. The irrepressible dapper dandy and all-around piano playing radster Asaph Adonai is rocking the Southgate Mall. Buy an Orange Julius and check out the tuneage. 2–5 PM. Free. (See Souncheck in this issue.)

Get wild and woolly at the Dead Hipster Dance Party at Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks. $3. Check out deadhipster.com. Get out of your house. Get a donut in Ravalli. Have red beer at Trixie’s. Go to the Al-Can Bar in Frenchtown for the best breakfast in Missoula County. Whatever it is you do don’t go in there. And please don’t feed the fudgin’ bears. In the meantime, hook me up with the goods by sending your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Dec. 16 to calendar@ missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367. You can also submit stuff online at missoulanews.com.


MOUNTAIN HIGH N ame one thing that’s more fun to do in the cold than when it’s warm and I’ll call you liar. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Viking in the cold and stay busier in the winter than during the lazy old summer. But it ain’t easy out there. Try changing a tire with no gloves or climbing a ladder while wearing three layers of clothing. A guy can’t even dig a decent hole. Beer not only turns to a slurry of ice, but the cans and bottles are liable to numb your fingertips if held for too long. Oh sure, skiing is a hoot. Shredding the gnar is pretty sweet, but if you get stuck on the LaVelle Lift in a gale, eyelids freeze crusty in a hurry and those sweaty under-layers turn to ice. Now, ice fishing is an alright time if you have a hut, a grill, infinite patience and three pairs of socks on (perhaps a snort of applejack, too). But there’s one wintertime activity I’ll never get: ice climbing.

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 15 You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night each Thursday. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 16 If scrambling up Kakashe Mountain in the Missions sounds like a hoot to you (psycho), then holla at the Rocky Mountaineers and join Forest Dean for what promises to be a physically challenging morning. Did I mention the 5100’ of elevation gain? 7 AM. For more info go to rockymountaineers.com In case you didn’t know, Missoula won a Playful City USA award (take that, Bozeman!), so we’re going to celebrate with $1 entry to Currents Aquatic Center today and today only. It’s cold out. Do this. 5–8 PM. 721-PARK. Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’’s (formerly the Flathead Valley Over the Hill Gang) weekly meeting to talk about being awesome, past glories, and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free. Hey Rocky Mountaineers, get your hineys down to your holiday party. Tell stories of past glories, bring a friend who may want to join your outdoor organization. 6–10 PM, or until your wife calls. Press Box, upper party room. Call Forest for more info at 240-7612.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 Who loves a discount? Big Sky Military Appreciation Weekend offers FREE lift tickets with military ID. Not good enough for you? I’m talking military dependants get 50% off. Deals on lodging and rentals, too. bigskyresort.com. Tell your neighbors the aliens are coming and you seen ‘em at the Montana Natural History Center’s

Night Sky Astronomy Evening. Clear skies, celestial objects, telescopes and hot chocolate, too. 120 Hickory St. 7–10 PM. $5 suggested donation.

MONDAY DECEMBER 19 At Slacker Mondays, from 6 PM until close, slackline fans can come to Freestone Climbing Center at 935 Toole Ave to test their balance. $13/$10 for students. Visit freestoneclimbing.com. Be a better boarder or skier and learn to tune your gear at REI’s Basic Ski and Snowboard Maintenance Class. Stay sharp, stay waxed. Leave the boards at home for this one. 6:30–8 PM. Free. Call 541-1938.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 Let Kalispell Parks and Rec handle the kids over Christmas break during Freeze Out Camp (kinda sounds like something the Old Stinky Trapper once experienced up in Leadville). Tons o’ fun kid activities planned. Bring lunch, a snack and dress for the weather. Kindergarten–6th grade. 7:30–5:30 PM. $25 per day or $20 with resident ID card. Call 758-7975.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 22 Let Kalispell Parks and Rec handle the kids over Christmas break during Freeze Out Camp (kinda sounds like something the Old Stinky Trapper once experienced up in Leadville). Tons o’ fun kid activities planned. Bring lunch, a snack and dress for the weather. Kindergarten–6th grade. 7:30–5:30 PM. $25 per day or $20 with resident ID card. Call 758-7975. You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night each Thursday. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students. calendar@missoulanews.com

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The big tease Cigarette Girls Burlesque reveal their true selves–one inch at a time by Erika Fredrickson

In the greenroom at Monk’s Bar, Birdie La Rouge shimmies into a black sequined dress then checks to see how quickly and gracefully it falls back around her feet. She applies her pasties with spirit gum and then shakes her breasts at the mirror to make sure the pasties stick. They do, though later she’ll have to pull them off quickly like Band-Aids. “Glue now, suffer later,” she says, laughing. The dressing room is unfinished—Monk’s just opened its doors recently after the former bar, AmVets, closed down— and the exposed pipes, duct taped carpet and rock walls contrast with the pretty sight of half-dressed, perfumed girls in glitter and feathers, sipping pink cocktails and picking through old-fashioned suitcases brimming with red high heels and garters. Trisha Pardee, aka Lolita Lay, tries on some giant wings while wearing just a g-string. Meanwhile, in the corner of the small greenroom, members of the old-timey bluegrass band the Lil’ Smokies pluck a mandolin and thump an upright bass, eyes slightly averted—almost casual. This is a first for them: sharing the stage—and an intimate dressing room— with the Cigarette Girls Burlesque. It’s easy to mistake burlesque for striptease. But the burlesque girls emphasize the “tease” in striptease, not the “strip.” It’s never complete nudity: pasties and underwear, however skimpy, always stay on. And humor is as much a component as being sexy. As the night progresses, Maggie McMuffin, the troupe’s brassy and witty emcee, shows up between acts clad in fewer and fewer clothes, treating the

situation like it’s an unpredictable mishap. Several of the girls do classic stripteases but always in elaborate costume—vintage and modern—and often sporting the rockabilly, pin-up-girl style of tattoos, piercings and glamorous hair styles. Sometimes the tease involves singing a coy, slightly off-key song. In between acts, newbie burlesque girls known as stage kittens collect the clothing to set the stage for the next act. Meg Hansen, aka Stella Pearl, inverts the stripping model by showing up onstage in a bathrobe and almost immediately disrobing down to nearly nothing. The entire rest of her piece is a comic reverse-stripping attempt by her personal assistants, who are measuring her and desperately trying to fit her into a corset. As is the case with most burlesque, it’s more Lucille Ball than Jenna Jameson. “Stripping is about nudity—the destination—and burlesque is more about the story you’re telling,” says Hansen, who met Rose doing pin-up girl contests. Adds Rose, “As much of a veneer that we put on—the hair, the eyelashes, the makeup, the glitter—it’s really important that people see your personality under that.” And, the mere hint at body size clues you into another aspect of the art: There are both voluptuous and skinny girls in this troupe, and by the way they perform on stage, there’s no lack of confidence in that regard. Burlesque, in its birth, didn’t even involve nudity. It described mixed-gender entertainment shows that paro-

died the politics of the day in a low-brow manner. In 1860, Lydia Thompson and her British Blondes brought to America a show featuring all ladies who played male and female roles and wore costumes that were revealing for the time. “As these shows progressed,” says Rose, “they realized the power of showing off certain body parts, but it wasn’t until the early 1900s when they had the nudity aspect. There were girly shows and at old time circuses you’d have the family fun time—the elephants and tigers and bears and clowns—but then out back there was the cooch show.” Girly shows ended up getting censored, but burlesque was revived in the 1990s with women like Dita Von Teese and other neo-burlesque artists. Missoula, actually, hasn’t witnessed much burlesque—least of all local burlesque—with the exception of the talented but fleeting group the Black Bettys, which formed and disbanded a few years ago. The Cigarette Girls Burlesque, many of whom are drama majors and former members of the Montana Actors’ Theatre’s cabaret shows, made their debut last February as special guests for the two-night, sold-out Bellatrix show at the Missoula Winery. They’ve performed subsequent shows with garage rock bands like Rooster Sauce and dark country bands like Dodgy Mountain Men. They did a halftime show for the Hellgate Rollergirls, which seemed like the perfect match of girls with a badass streak. The show in the harsh light of the Adams Center was a bust. Rose says the troupe had little time to practice. But the truth is, it just didn’t set the right mood. “We’re really built for intimate places,” says Rose. Things took a happy turn for the troupe when the local Johnny Cash tribute band The Cold Hard Cash Show took an interest in them and they played their first show together in June. It’s an obvious pairing. The rockabilly Cash songs go well with sly teases. Though the band has had some fame for being on David Letterman, the alliance between band and burlesque troupe provided exposure—if you will—in Missoula they each might not have gotten independently. Now at about 12 members, the CGB is a democracy with a few veterans like Rose and Hansen taking the lead, plus creative director Brandi Christiaens (aka Mama-ry) and Lacy Zee (aka Vox Moxxi), who makes corsets and helps with costume alterations. Veteran girls are also easy to spot on stage. At the Monk’s show, Rose closes out the last act of the first Cigarette Girls Burlesque set. She shows up on stage clothed like a glamorous Hollywood actress from another era. As the big band music bumps away, she reveals a little skin at a time. She pulls off her string of pearls and dangles them above herself, leaning back ever so slightly. The anticipation isn’t in what she’s wearing underneath so much as in how she’ll entertain you by taking off a single glove. “Timing is everything in burlesque,” Rose explains. “It’s the say-all-be-all and end-all.” The Cigarette Girls Burlesque presents the Naughty List: A Burly-Q review and cabaret at the Crystal Theatre Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 PM nightly. $15/$10 advance.

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Scope Noise Soundcheck Film Movie Shorts Bob Wire’s Off White Christmas v. Bob Dylan Even if you love Bob Dylan, his clunky 2009 Christmas album isn’t listenable. His gravelly affect renders “O Come All Ye Faithful” unintentionally humorous, while “Here Comes Santa Claus” sounds downright menacing. The remedy? Off White Christmas, Bob Wire’s new album with longtime buddy Chip Whitson featuring funny originals. If you’ve read Wire’s column online, you know he’s a crafty wordsmith with an affinity for puns. And his twangy, rockin’ live shows get people wildly dancing. Off White Christmas captures all those aspects. “Let’s Have a Credit Card Christmas” is a swingin’ dig at Americans who “let that plastic fly” until it’s Chapter 13 time. “My Ex Miss Carol” tells of an ex who falls for a dude in a Northface cap who has lift tickets. (How Missoula!) “I’d Rather Be Alone” could be a lost Dwight Yoakam track. He sings, “If you like him better, baby, that’s alright. / I’ll just use this time to stare at the walls, / Toast to you while he decks your halls.” “You Ain’t Gettin’ Shit For Christmas” is perfect for fed up parents. Most holiday humor albums bomb. This one is slick as hell. The Chuck Berry guitar and backup from family and friends gives it good cheer. But it’s Bob Wire’s smartassery that makes it irresistible for bah-humbug cynics. (Erika Fredrickson)

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The Vandals’ Oi To the World v. Andy Williams My father’s music collection contains over 300 albums: Led Zeppelin IV, Born In the USA and 298 Oak Ridge Boys records. The other one is The Andy Williams Christmas Album—the 1963 croonstravaganza best known for “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” I heard “MWTotY” eight times last week, including twice at the dentist’s. No one I have met is an actual Andy Williams fan, yet we have made his pathologically smooth voice a sound of the season. When we hear “White Christmas” with Mel Tormé, we shudder and remember to buy something—anything—for Grandma. The name for this sensation—associating something that sucks with an important aspect of our culture that may also suck—is kitsch. My generation loves kitsch, but Andy Williams doesn’t work on us for the same reason that certain types of penicillin don’t cure VD anymore. I prefer Oi To the World, the Vandals’ Christmas album, which is every bit as cheesy and formulaic as Andy Williams. From the frantic “A Gun for Christmas” to the oddly touching “Christmas Time for My Penis,” the Vandals serve cheese and formula I understand. Someday, people will think it’s as stupid as Andy Williams. I hope. (Dan Brooks)

Jackson 5 v. Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe Because I love much the same music that 12year-old girls love, I am fully qualified to compare and contrast two tracks from Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe with two from the Jackson 5 Christmas Album. Before you go pooh-poohing Biebs, remember that he is Usher’s guy; Usher don’t even know you. “Little Drummer Boy.” J-Biebs delivers a synthetic version of this classic. Not even an appearance by professional guest-rhymer Busta Rhymes can compete with the Jacksons’ elegiac harmonies and live instrumentation. Biebs gives M.J. and God shout outs during his rap breakdown, but the beat boxing distracts from a song that should be pregnant with gravitas. Winner: J5. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Biebs often confuses saying “shake it, shake it, baby” with actually shaking it. The kid knows what good music sounds like, though. He apes Jermaine Jackson’s bass lines and a pip of Tito’s funky guitar strumming. However, it also evokes an LSD trip in which everyone’s voices sound like Twiki’s from “Buck Rogers.” In contrast, little M.J.’s wails splendidly crack like a middle-aged Diana Ross, making the Jacksons’ version the definitive version. Winner: J5 In sum, Biebs’s desire to update holiday tunes is laudable, but so is a good combover. (Jason McMackin)

James Brown v. My Morning Jacket EP In the battle to prove that hipsters have feelings, My Morning Jacket has released their third Christmas album. You don’t usually think of MMJ as trite, yet their version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” just substitutes narco-sludge for sugar: The song still sucks. The group does fine with Charles Brown’s “Please Come Home for Christmas,” a better number and hence more bulletproof, but then “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” evaporates right before your eyes. Even Otis Redding bloodied his head on “White Christmas.” If the problem is Christmas dreck, the solution is James Brown, who also put out three Christmas albums, moving from semisweet soul to funk tighter than a stuck lid. His “Let’s Make Christmas Mean Something This Year” combines impromptu wackiness with larynx-peeling screams and soothing backup singers. His semi-autobiographical “Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto” is even snappier. Brown had been a poor black orphan reared in whorehouses and reform schools of the Deep South. Christmas, with its reversals of fortune, was his kind of holiday, and he took it seriously—right up until he died, in 2006, on Christmas Day. (Robert Meyerowitz)

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Play us a song Asaph Adonai’s journey to Missoula’s piano man by Erika Fredrickson

and Adonai lived and studied music with the producer in an L.A. apartment for the next three years. “I learned more from him than I ever did at the conservatory because he was training me to be a performer instead of just learning how to compose,” says Adonai. Adonai says Blackwell was interested in being his agent and planned to eventually sign him. But Blackwell died of pneumonia in 1985. After that, he says, the opportunities thinned. In 1996, he moved to Billings to get away from big city life. He played at the Billings Hotel for three years and for community events at the Billings Clinic and the Yellowstone Art Museum. While living in Billings, Adonai was interviewed by David Lynch for the Interview Project, in which the director known for “Twin Peaks” and Blue Velvet took a road trip across the country to find interesting people. In the interview, posted on interviewproject.davidlynch.com, Adonai talks about being newly married and about his greatest challenge: learning to ignore people who believe that playing the piano isn’t an adequate job. Adonai actually did decide to quit the music business for more practical work. He got a job at the Holiday Inn for a year where he shined brass and mopped floors in the bar, but it wasn’t his thing. “I thought that’s what people wanted me to do,” he says. “But I noticed that when I did what everyone thought I should, nobody was satisfied. That’s what made me go back to music.” Photo by Chad Harder When Adonai chose his music obsession over Asaph Adonai plays for the holiday season at the other jobs, his wife at the time left him. He moved Southgate Mall. to Missoula to start again and within two weeks had ically coiffed in the front James Brown-style and contin- a job at Finn & Porter and the Double Tree lobby playues shiny and feathered past his neck. His suit is wrin- ing piano for guests and diners. He made a CD called kled but stylish in a retro way. No matter which song Lean On Me, JeannieMarie, named for his ex-wife, which covers a wide variety: Bill Withers’s “Lean On he’s playing, he looks overjoyed. “When it gets closer to Christmas, I’ll do more Me,” Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Sinatra music and the Christmas stuff,” he says. “And Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” and, finally, Rich Mullins’s “Our some hymns too. You can do ‘Rock of Ages’ or ‘The Old God is an Awesome God.” Gigs have started to fall into place: Pattee Creek Rugged Cross’—people love those.” Adonai is also known as the Supermarket Pianist. was followed by the holiday gig at the mall and, this Last September, he walked into the Pattee Creek week, he plays during the Missoula Art Museum’s Artini Market on 39th Street to get toilet paper and ended up night called A Story to Tell. He has an autobiography playing a song on their piano located near the big freez- due next year called Supermarket Pianist. Recently, Adonai says, three “professional-looking” ers at the encouragement of Debbie McDonald, who works in the bakery. Somebody called Jim Edwards, the people came into the supermarket and told him his name had made it to producers on the “Ellen owner, and that’s how the whole thing started.” DeGeneres Show.” He doesn’t know what that means Adonai plays there several days a week now. “I don’t get paid as far as money, but I do get expo- exactly, but he hopes he’ll get a call someday soon to sure,” he says. “And they give me gift certificates, which appear. He talks about the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” a lot, but he’s trying not to get his hopes up. Ever since helps. They’ve been very good to me.” Adonai, 53, grew up in Sacramento, Calif. playing Bumps Blackwell’s death decades ago, he’s learned to trumpet and some piano. His dad was in the Air Force love the life he has. “I often wonder what life would have been like and his mom was a homemaker. “I was kind of the oddball of his family,” he says. “It’s like if you’re a farmer had he not passed away and I’d signed a contract with and your father’s a farmer, your grandfather’s a farmer, him,” he says. “I think my life might have gone a differand everybody’s a farmer, and you want to be a balleri- ent direction. But I can’t complain. I think I have the most fun job in the world being a pianist.” na. That’s what it was like for me growing up.” Asaph Adonai plays during Artini at the MAM When he was 19, he studied music for a short time at the San Francisco Conservatory. When he was 21, he Thursday, Dec. 15, 5:30 to 9 PM. He plays the met Robert “Bumps” Blackwell, known for producing Southgate Mall Thursday, Dec. 15, 2 to 5 PM and Little Richard’s early hits and grooming Ray Charles, Saturday, Dec. 24, from 2 to 6 PM. Free. Quincy Jones and Sam Cooke, among others, in their early careers. Blackwell took Adonai under his wing, efredrickson@missoulanews.com

On a recent afternoon near the clock at the Southgate Mall, Asaph Adonai plays Burt Bacharach’s “This Guy’s In Love With You.” Several people are already sitting at the tables, drinking coffee from Caffe Dolce and listening with half-smiles on their faces. Others, walking by, stop and stare, their faces suddenly lit up as if awakened from a consumer trance. By the time Adonai, a classically trained pianist, starts playing “Take My Breath Away,” the Berlin song from the Top Gun soundtrack, he’s surrounded by a group of five shoppers-turned-groupies requesting songs. It’s not just the music that’s attracting the shoppers. Adonai has flair and charisma. His dark hair is rad-


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considerably more satisfying than its predecessor. It ends up being a lively piece of entertainment rather than an endurance test. Screenwriters Kieran and Michele Mulroney have provided a more streamlined plot for Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Dr. Watson ( Jude Law). In 1891, a series of bombings have pushed Germany and France to the brink of war. Holmes suspects that Professor James Moriarty ( Jared Harris) is somehow involved, but he requires assistance in his investigations. And it might be difficult to convince Watson to participate, since he’s on the verge of getting married to Mary (Kelly Reilly) and retiring from the criminalchasing business. You only need to notice one name in that synopsis to realize another significant advantage A Game of Shadows has over the previous Holmes: the presence of the great detective’s greatest enemy. Harris’s Moriarty lingers on the sidelines for much of the film, but when he does get involved, he’s a terrific, stakesraising protagonist, the kind who can deliver a menacing speech with calm conviction. Sherlock Holmes deserves better than the spunky ex-girlfriend and occult-promoting nobleman he was stuck with in the first film, and he gets it here. Ritchie also appears to have figured out what works and what doesn’t in his attempt to create a Victorian-era James Bond set-up. In true master-villain tradition, Moriarty gets a worthy henchman—the sharp-shooting Col. Moran (Paul Anderson)—who’s nearly as threatening as the head honcho himself.

Dragon Tattoo) as a gypsy who assists our heroes, Holmes has no romantic interest in A Game of Shadows. That’s because the film commits rather boldly to its identity as a more-than-casual bromance between Holmes and Watson. Downey has fun with Holmes’s subtly petulant response to being abandoned by his partner, and it seems no accident that when Holmes is rescuing Watson during his honeymoon— throwing Watson’s bride from the train in the process— he’s disguised as a woman. The two men even share a formal dance as they try to sort out the details of Moriarty’s plans. This smart focus on their nebulous connection keeps the characters and their crisp banter at the center. Ritchie being Ritchie, the action he does include often feels more frantic than truly exciting, chopped into micro-fragments of punches and gunshots. Some of the supporting characters are wasted—including Rapace, and Stephen Fry as Holmes’ brother, Mycroft. And Holmes’s triumphant explication of his plan makes no chronological sense if you take even a moment to think about it. But for significant stretches uninterrupted by pointless bombast, A Game of Shadows is fun, witty and—perhaps most shocking of all—occasionally restrained. It’s almost enough to whet our appetites for the next Ritchie Holmes, when the game once again will most likely be afoot. A Game of Shadows opens Friday, Dec. 16, at the Carmike 12’s BigD and the Village 6. arts@missoulanews.com

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Scope Noise Soundcheck Film Movie Shorts Friendly reminder: Movie times this week are good until Tue., Dec. 20; then the onslaught of holiday releases begins in earnest.

OPENING THIS WEEK ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED Alvin and his bros., along with the Chipettes, fall off a cruise ship and drown. Jokes. They end up on a desert island. Starring Jason Lee and the voices of Justin Long and Amy Poehler. Carmike 12: 1:15, 1:45, 4:10, 4:40, 6:30, 7, 8:45 and 9:15. Village 6: 4:30 and 6:45 PM, with 9 PM shows on Fri. and Sat. and 1 PM matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 PM, with 3 PM matinees on Fri. and Sat. and no 9 PM show on Sun. Stadium 14: 12, 12:30, 2:20. 2:40, 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:10 and 9:45, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. Showboat: 4, 7 and 9.

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS In this computer-generated kids movie, Santa’s youngest son borrows the car without asking for permission, possibly saves Christmas, possibly ruins it, starring James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie. Carmike 12: 3D: 1:35 and 4:10. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. No 9 pm show on Sun. Stadium 14: 12:05, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15 and 9:35, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. 12:05 2:35 and 4:55 on Tue. Mountain: 2:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. COURAGEOUS Four police officers face a tragedy that changes everything. They spend the rest of the story dealing with whatever that tragedy is, but mostly, the

mankind,” so he totally enlists a mortal to stop that jerk. Carmike 12: 3D: 1:25, 4:30, 7:20 and 10. Village 6: 7 PM, with 9:40 shows on Fri. and Sat. Stadium 14: 3D: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:45, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. J. EDGAR As director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover had secrets. Perhaps director Clint Eastwood and soon-to-be power actor of the year Leo DiCaprio will demonstrate how those secrets reflected the times and humanity in general. Village 6: 4 and 7 PM, with 10 PM shows on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1 PM on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 7, with 3 PM matinees on Sat. and Sun. Mountain: 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (U.S.) Based on Stieg Larsson’s book, a journalist gets some help finding a person from a spooky lady. Stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Opens Wed., Dec 21 at the Mountain Cinema. Mountain: 4, 7 and 10 PM. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL Ethan Hunt and his crew are forced to go rogue, y’all. Told you not to bomb the Kremlin. Starring Tom Cruise and Paula Patton. Opens Wed., Dec. 21, at Mountain Cinema 4 Mountain: 4, 6:50 and 9:20. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS Perhaps Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson will match wits with Professor Moriarty once again. I n d u b i t a b l y. S t a r r i n g R o b e r t Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Carmike 12: 1:45, 4:45 and 8 PM. Big D: 1, 4, 7 and 10 PM. Village 6: 4 and 7 Love shall bind us, like the glue which binds that moustache to your upper lip. Sherlock Holmes: A Game PM, with 10 PM shows on Fri. and opens Friday at the Carmike 12, Village 6, Pharaohplex, Stadium 14, Entertainer and Mountain Cinema. Sat. and 1 PM matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 PM, with movie seems to be about fatherhood. Alex JACK AND JILL matinees at 3 PM on Sat. and Sun. No 9:10 on Kendrick directs, writes and stars. Carmike 10: 1, Adam Sandler plays twin brother and sister. Makes Sun. Stadium 14: 12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 9:45, 4, 7 and 10. Mon–Thu: no 1 PM show. Stadium funny voices. Gets kicked in the groin. Rides a donkey. Learns something about family, accepting with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. Entertainer: 14: 3:30. Mountain: 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 PM. human foibles. Carmike 12: 1:45, 4:10, 6:50 and 4, 7 and 9:30. Mountain: 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30. 9. Village 6: 4:15 and 6:40 PM, with 9 PM shows HAPPY FEET 2 Penguins join forces to battle those who wish on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1:45 PM on Sat. TAKE SHELTER Weighed down by visions of a coming apoca- them harm in this animated film starring the and Sun. Pharaohplex: 7 PM and 9 PM, with matilypse, a man struggles with protecting his family voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and pret- nees at 3 PM Sat. and Sun. Stadium 14: 12:10, from the coming destruction or from himself. ty much everyone else. Carmike 12: 1:30 and 2:30, 4:50, 7:10 and 9:30, with midnight shows Starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. 4:15. 3D: 6:40 and 9. Village 6: 3D: 4 PM, with on Fri. and Sat. and no 4:50 show Mon.–Thu. Wilma Theatre: 7 and 9:10, with 1 and 3:10 matinees at 1 PM on Fri. and Sat. Stadium 14: MARGIN CALL 12:50 and 3:30. matinees on Sat. The emotional story of bankers losing their minds and our money in the early part of the financial criHUGO YOUNG ADULT This is movie is about how hard it is to be pret- Based on a children’s book no one in this office sis. Starring Jeremy Irons and Kevin Spacey. No ty. It stars Charlize Theron, who returns to her has ever read, Hugo is the story of a Parisian show on Fri., Dec. 16. Wilma Theatre: 9:20 pm hometown to rekindle a romance with her high orphan who lives in the walls of a train station dur- nightly, with 1 pm matinee on Saturday. school beau. Stadium 14: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, ing the 1930s. There is a mystery, too, involving a 7:15 and 9:40, with midnight shows on Fri. robot and the boy’s father. Directed by Martin THE MUPPETS Scorcese and starring Ben Kingsley and Sacha Gen-Xers rejoice, the Muppets are getting the and Sat. Baron Cohen. Carmike 12: 6:30 and 9:15. 3D: band back together to save their beloved theater 1:15, 4:25 and 7:35 Stadium 14: 3D: 12:30, from a rich old oil tycoon. Jason Segel, Amy NOW PLAYING 3:30, 6:40 and 9:30, with midnight show Fri. and Adams, Fozzie and Miss Piggy star. Carmike 12: ANONYMOUS Sat. Pharaohplex: 3D: 6:50 and 9:10 PM, with 1:15, 4, 6:40 and 9:15. Stadium 14: 3:10 and 6:10 PM. Mountain: 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:20. Did Shakespeare write all of those plays? Was it matinees Sat. and Sun. at 3 PM. the Earl of Oxford? Will Vanessa Redgrave be NEW YEAR’S EVE buried in one of those insanely poofy Elizabethan IMMORTALS The lives of many couples cross paths many In this adventure starring Stephen Dorff, Zeus is all, dresses? No show on Fri., Dec. 16. Wilma Theatre: “Ah, Hades no, King Hyperion ain’t getting a times and many lessons are learned about love 7 pm nightly, with Saturday matinees at 1 pm. weapon that can destroy all of Greece and and its many splendors. Directed by Garry

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Marshall and starring everyone not busy that day, including Robert DeNiro, Halle Berry and Ludacris. Carmike 12: 1, 1:45, 4, 4:50, 7, 8 and 10 pm. Village 6: 4 and 7:15 PM, with 9:45 PM shows on Fri. and Sat and matinees on Sat. and Sun at 1 PM. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with matinees Sat. and Sun. at 3 PM. Stadium 14: 1:10, 4:10, 6:10, 7:10, 8:50 and 9:50, with midnight shows Fri. and Sat. Mountain: 2, 4:15, 6:50 and 9:15. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:25. THE NUTCRACKER A toy turns into a soldier and sweet dance moves get delivered via snowflakes during the Royal Ballet’s rendition of this classic fairy tale. Sun., 18 at 2:30 and Tue., Dec. 20 at 7 PM., at the Carmike 12. Carmike 12: 2:30 PM on Sun. and 7 PM on Tue. PUSS IN BOOTS A sword-wielding pussy cat makes a bunch of puns and later meets Shrek. Carmike 12: 1 and 4. Village 6: 4:20 and 6:45, with shows at 9:15 PM on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1:20 PM on Sat. and Sun. Stadium 14: 12, 7:30 and 9:50, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. 3D: 2:35 and 4:45 pm. THE SITTER Hey Uncle Buck, don’t tell mom the babysitter’s a college kid who is about to have an adventure in babysitting himself, starring Jonah Hill. Carmike 12: 7:25 and 9:35 PM. Village 6: 4:30 and 7:10 PM, and 9:15 shows on Fri. and Sat. with matinees at 1:35 PM on Sat. and Sun. Stadium 14: 12:15, 2:25, 4:35, 6:55 and 9:15, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. TOWER HEIST Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy “assemble the team” (the comedy team that is) and try to steal back money they lost in a Ponzi scheme to the always evil Alan Alda. Carmike 12: 7 and of Shadows 9:35. Village 6: 4:15 and 7:20, with Fri. and Sat. and Sun. shows at 9:50 and Sat. and Sun. matinees at 1:45. Mountain 14: 12:15 and 9:15 pm Fri.–Sun. 1 and 9:15 Mon.–Thu. Mountain: 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:15. Showboat: 4, 7 and 9. TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART I Edward and Bella must save themselves and their unborn child from the ravages of wolves and sanguisugent opportunists. Carmike 12: 1, 4, 7 and 10. Village 6: 4 and 7:15 PM, with shows at 10 PM on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1 PM on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with matinees at 3 PM on Sat. and Sun. No 9:10 on Sun. Stadium 14: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:45, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. Mountain: 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Dec. 16. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12/Village 6–541-7469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-FILM; Stadium 14 in Kalispell–752-7804. Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.


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PEST WIFE REGRESSION Two years ago, my man left his 22-year marriage to be with me, but he told me he loved his former wife and would always want a friendship with her. I accepted that (I’m friends with my ex), but I’m bothered by the amount of contact they have. They do have two adult children and own property together. But, although she’s living with a new partner, she sometimes wants to borrow his car, have him pick up the dogs, or drop off some paperwork. They phone about every other day, and not a week goes by without his stopping over— occasionally for a family dinner. I get plenty of his time, energy and affection, and I know their relationship isn’t romantic. The issue is split loyalty—all the effort he’s putting into remaining “loving friends” with a woman who’d love to see our relationship fail. Am I being petty and jealous? It feels like she’s clinging hard—and so is he. —The One Who Stole Her Man Once you get to a certain age, there’s no starting a relationship with a clean slate. You meet somebody and it’s never “Hi, here I am, just me and this little suitcase!”—unless his entire family disappeared into a giant sinkhole or went back in time while on vacation and was caught in the volcanic eruption at Pompeii. There is much to be said for having a mature attitude about one’s divorce. Friends of the divorced encourage it by emailing inspirational quotes like “When one door closes, another door opens.” Annoyingly, in this case, that quote continues “And then that first door opens back up and a woman leans out and asks what time your man’ll be coming over to take the dog to the vet.” Jealousy is the guard dog of human relationships, an evolutionary adaptation that helps us defend ourselves against mate-swiping. As cognitive psychologist Dr. Nando Pelusi and I discussed recently on my weekly radio show (blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon), jealousy is productive when there’s a real threat that your partner might fall for someone else and leave you for them. Jealousy is counterproductive when you know he’s going to leave you for someone else—but just for a few hours a week to drop off some paperwork and deworm the dog. Of course, to be human is to be small and petty. (To be successfully small and petty is to not let it show.) Lashing out, snapping, “Excuse me, but wasn’t she supposed to get her husband privileges revoked in the divorce?” will just make him defensive. Instead, use your vulnerability in

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Barney Oldfield (1878-1946) was a pioneer car racer who was the first ever to run a 100-mile-per-hour lap at the Indianapolis 500. He was a much better driver while setting speed records and beating other cars on racetracks than he was at moseying through regular street traffic. Why? He said he couldn’t think clearly if he was traveling at less than 100 miles per hour. I suspect you may temporarily have a similar quirk, Leo—not in the way you drive but rather in the way you live and work and play. To achieve maximum lucidity, you may have to be moving pretty fast.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Back in August 2010, there was an 11-day traffic snarl on a Chinese highway. At one point the stuck vehicles stretched for 60 miles and inched along at the rate of a mile per day. In that light, your current jam isn’t so bad. It may be true that your progress has been glacial lately, but at least you’ve had a bed to sleep in and a bathroom to use, which is more than can be said for the stranded Chinese motorists and truck drivers. Plus I’m predicting that your own personal jam is going to disperse sometime in the next few days. Be prepped and ready to rumble on.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Here’s a joke from Woody Allen’s movie Annie Hall: “Two elderly women are in a Catskills Mountain resort and one of them says: ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah, I know—and such small portions.’” Is it possible you’re acting like the second woman, Libra? Are you being influenced to find fault with something that you actually kind of like? Are you ignoring your own preferences simply because you think it might help you to be close to those whose preferences are different? I urge you not to do that in the coming week. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it’s very important that you know how you feel and stay true to your feelings.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The Los Angeles school district dramatically downgraded the role that homework plays in the life of its students. Beginning this fall, the assignments kids do after school account for only 10 percent of their final grade. As far as you’re concerned, Scorpio, that’s not a good trend to follow. In fact, I think you should go in the opposite direction. During the enhanced learning phase you’re now entering, your homework will be more important than ever. In order to take full advantage of the rich educational opportunities that will be flowing your way, you should do lots of research, think hard about what it all means, and in general be very well-prepared. The period between late 2011 and early 2012 is homework time for you.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotion is the resource we treasure when we’re young, says poet Naomi Shihab Nye, but eventually what we thrive on even more is energy. “Energy is everything,” she says, “not emotion.” And where does energy come from? Often, from juxtaposition, says Nye. “Rubbing happy and sad together creates energy; rubbing one image against another.” That’s what she loves about being a poet. Her specialty is to conjure magic through juxtaposition. “Our brains are desperate for that kind of energy,” she concludes. I mention this, Capricorn, because the coming weeks will be prime time for you to drum up the vigor and vitality that come from mixing and melding and merging, particularly in unexpected or uncommon ways.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Studies show that if you’re sharing a meal with one other person, you’re likely to eat up to 35 percent more food than if you’re dining alone. If you sit down at the table with four companions, you’ll probably devour 75 percent extra, and if you’re with a party of eight, your consumption may double. As I contemplate your horoscope, these facts give me pause. While I do suspect you will benefit from socializing more intensely and prolifically, I also think it’ll be important to raise your commitment to your own physical health. Can you figure out a way to do both, please?



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Were it not for the leaping and twinkling of the soul,” said psychologist Carl Jung, “human beings would rot away in their greatest passion, idleness.” To that edgy observation I would add this corollary: One of the greatest and most secret forms of idleness comes from being endlessly busy at unimportant tasks. If you are way too wrapped up in doing a thousand little things that have nothing to do with your life’s primary mission, you are, in my opinion, profoundly idle. All the above is prelude for the climactic advice of this week’s horoscope, which goes as follows: Give everything you have to stimulate the leaping and twinkling of your soul.

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CITY OF MISSOULA INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 435 Ryman Street, Missoula, 59802-4297 until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 and will be opened and publicly read in the Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall at that time. As soon thereafter as is possible, a contract will be made for the following: Installation of 75 feet of 36 Inch diameter Cure in Place Sewer Pipe Liner and Bypass Pumping Bidders shall bid by City bid proposal forms, addressed to the City Clerk’s Office, City of Missoula, enclosed in separate, sealed envelopes marked plainly on the outside, “Proposal for Installation of 36” Sewer Pipe Liner and Bypass Pumping, Closing 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20th, 2011.” Pursuant to Section 18-1102 Montana Code Annotated, the City is required to provide purchasing preferences to resident Montana vendors and \ or for products made in Montana equal to the preference provided in the state of the competitor. Each and every bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified check, bid bond, cashier’s check, bank money order or bank draft payable to the City Treasurer, Missoula, Montana, and drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana or by any banking corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Montana for an amount which shall not be less than ten percent (10%) of the bid, as a good faith deposit. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal forms. No bid will be considered which includes Federal excise tax, since the City is exempt there from and will furnish to the successful bidder certificates of exemption. The City reserves the right to determine the significance of all exceptions to bid specifications. Products or services that do not meet bid specifications must be clearly marked as an exception to the specifications. Vendors requesting inclusion or preapproved alternatives to any of these bid specifications must receive written authorization from the Wastewater Collections Supervisor a minimum of five (5) working days prior to the bid closing. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and if all bids are rejected, to re-advertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the City’s requirements. The City reserves the right to waive any technicality in the bidding which is not of substantial nature. Any objections to published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to bid opening at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20th, 2011. Bidders may obtain further information and specifications from Pat Brook, Collections Supervisor at the City Wastewater Division at (406) 552-6600. Bid announcements and bid results are posted on the City’s website at www.ci.missoula.mt.us/bids. /s/ Martha L. Rehbein City Clerk MISSOULA COUNTY MISSOULA COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Missoula County seeks to secure the services of a professional Employee Wellness Service for the purpose of conducting Health Screenings and providing education and promotion of a healthy lifestyle for Missoula County employees and their families. Statements of qualifications will be accepted until 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by the Missoula County Risk and Benefits office. A complete description of the desired services and submittal requirements is located on the Missoula County website at http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/bidsand proposals or from Heidi Fritchen, Missoula

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County Risk and Benefits, hfritchen@co.missoula.mt.us. MISSOULA COUNTY MISSOULA COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Missoula County seeks to secure the services of a multidisciplinary design firm capable of a phased, multiyear implementation of a series of improvements to the Missoula County Fairgrounds. The firm selected will evaluate the existing condition of the buildings and grounds and propose and design improvements using concepts developed by the consulting firm of Crandall Arambula, PC. Statements of qualifications will be accepted until 5:00PM, Friday, January 20, 2012 by the Office of the County Auditor, 200 W Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. A complete description of the desired services and submittal requirements is located on Missoula County’s website at http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/bidsandproposals or from Barbara Berens, Missoula County Auditor, bberens@co.missoula.mt.us. MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Seumas V. Gallagher, deceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned designee requests all persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be mailed to designee Mary Gallagher, return receipt requested, at 815 Mill Rd, Helena, MT 59602. Dated this 15th day of December, 2011. (Dates of publication Dec. 15th, 22nd, and 29th 2011) MISSOULA COUNTY SECTION 00100 INVITATION TO BID Missoula County seeks bids for construction of the Upper Miller Creek Road. Sealed bids will be accepted by: Missoula County Public Works Office, Attn: Greg Robertson, P.E., 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808 until 1:30 PM local time on January 12, 2012, and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Conference Room at the offices of the Missoula County Public Works. The project consists of the reconstruction of approximately 7500 lineal feet of 36’ wide street from Mockingbird Lane to Linda Vista Boulevard. Construction will include: Installation of stormwater catch basins and piping, Recycling existing asphalt and base gravels Installing concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter Installing asphalt surfacing. Installing paint striping and signage The contract documents consisting of drawings, specifications, and bidding documents may be examined or obtained at the office of Professional Consultants, Inc., 3115 Russell, Missoula, MT 59801. The required deposit is $ 225.00 per set, which is nonrefundable. In addition, the drawings and project manual may also be examined at the Missoula Plans Exchange, 201 N. Russell, Missoula, MT (406) 5495002. There will be a Pre-Bid Conference at the Linda Vista Golf Course, 4915 Lower Miller Creek Road, Missoula, MT at 1:30 PM on January 5, 2012. Interested CONTRACTORS are encouraged to attend. CONTRACTOR and any of the CONTRACTOR’S subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 596048011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406444-7734. CONTRACTOR is not required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project, but must have registered prior to execution of the Construction

Agreement. All laborers and mechanics employed by CONTRACTOR or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by Missoula County and the State of Montana. The CONTRACTOR must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to Missoula County, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful BIDDER(s) shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful BIDDER(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. Sealed bids shall be marked Upper Miller Creek Road Reconstruction. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids, which is 1:30 PM on January 12, 2012 local time. Missoula County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the OWNER. The Contractor is required to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. MISSOULA COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE DICK ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION, INC., Plaintiff vs. MONROE PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC, Defendants. To Be Sold at Sheriff’s Sale: TERMS: CASH, or its equivalent; NO personal checks. On the 5th day of January A.D., 2012, at Ten (10:00) o’clock A.M., at the front door of the Court House, 200 West Broadway, Missoula in the County of Missoula, State of Montana, that certain real property situate in said Missoula County, and particularly described as follows, to-wit: LOCATION 1: THE W1/2 W1/2 NW1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 5, IN SECTION 6, T.13N., T.14W.,P.M.M., TOGETHER WITH THE NE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 1, T.13N.,R.15W., P.M.M., ALL N MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 12.58 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 2, 3, 4, & 6: GOVERNMENT LOT 1, AND THE E1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SECTION 1, T.13N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 28.48 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 5, 7, & 8 THE S1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE E1/2 SW1/4 SE1/4, AND THE SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 OF SECTION 36, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 50.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 9: THE SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE SW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE NW1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, AND THE NE1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 OF SECTION 1, T.13N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 2.5 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 10: THE S1/2 SE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 36, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 1.25 ACRES. LOCATION 11: THE SW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4, THE NW1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4, THE NE1/4 SE1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, AND THE SE1/4 NE1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, ALL IN SECTION 30, T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 9.78 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 12: THE S1/2 SW1/4 NE1/4


PUBLIC NOTICES NE1/4, THE W1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4, THE NE1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4, AND THE S1/2 SE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 25, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 25.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 13: THE W1/2 NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4, THE N1/2 N1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4, AND THE NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 25, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 17.5 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 14: THE SW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4, THE NW1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4, THE E1/2 NE1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4, AND THE E1/2 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 29, T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 30.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22: THE SW1/4 NE1/4, THE W1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE SE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE S1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4, THE S1/2 N1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4, THE SW1/4 SE1/4, THE N1/2 SE1/4 SW1/4, THE NE1/4 SW1/4, THE SE1/4 SE1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, THE E1/2 AND THE SW1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, AND THE N1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, ALL IN SECTION 19; THE W1/2 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 OF SECTION 20; THE W1/2 NW1/4 NW1/4, AND THE W1/2 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 29; AND THE N1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 30; ALL IN T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 284.73 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 23: THE NW1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 19, T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 2.5 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 24: THE SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 20, AND THE W1/2 SW1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 21, ALL IN T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 15.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Dated this 15th day of December A.D., 2011. /s/ CARL C. IBSEN Sheriff of Missoula County, Montana By /s/ Patrick A. Turner, Deputy MONTANA ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, FLATHEAD COUNTY Judge Katherine R. Curtis Cause No. DV-10-1628B SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION GLACIER WILDERNESS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. GARY MACYNSKI and CARLA MACYNSKI, Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiff’s attorneys within twenty-one (21) days after the service of the Summons, exclusive of the day of service. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand the seal of said court the 29th day of November, 2011. (SEAL) /s/ Peg L. Allison, Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Christopher Maestas, Deputy Clerk MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Department No. 3 Probate No. DP-11-206 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE EASTER KRESS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Robert Bruce Easter, Jr., has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Robert Bruce Easter, Jr., the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of Debra D. Parker, Parker Law Firm, P.O. Box 7873, Missoula, Montana 59807 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 17th day of November, 2011. PARKER LAW FIRM /s/ Debra D.

Parker Debra D. Parker Attorney for the Estate MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-11-213 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES DONALD STOVER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Candie Lynn Stover, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 28th day of November, 2011. /s/ Candie Lynn Stover, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE PC, Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Gail M. Haviland MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-11-218 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN S. HAINES, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to J. William Haines, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 1st day of December, 2011. /s/ J. William Haines, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE PC, Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Gail M. Haviland MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Probate No. DP-11-217 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES DELANO CHARVAT, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Special Administrator of the above-named Estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Dawn K. Charvat, the Special Administrator, return receipt requested,in care of Thiel Law Office, PLLC, 315 West Pine, PO Box 8125, Missoula, Montana 59807 or filed with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 2nd day of December, 2011. THIEL LAW OFFICE, /s/ Matthew B. Thiel Attorney for Special Administrator MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-11-212 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BERYL CLAIRE STOVER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Candie Lynn Stover, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 28th day of November, 2011. /s/ Candie Lynn Stover, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE PC, Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Gail M. Haviland MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-11-207 Dept. No. 3 Hon. John W. Larson NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM J. LARSON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice, or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to CANDY OLSON, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Victor F. Valgenti, Attorney at Law, 200 University Plaza, 100 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. /s/ Candy Olson, Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-11-211 Dept. No. 2 Robert L. Deschamps, III NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF JOHN MICHAEL PECARICH,

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the abovenamed estate. All persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to WILLIAM FRANK ANTONICH, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at 4180 South Avenue West or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 22nd day of November 2011. /s/ William F. Antonich, 4180 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59804 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Cause No. DV-11-1319 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You are hereby notified 1. On the 11th day of October, 2001, a verified Petition was filed with Department 4 of the Fourth Judicial District Court, Missoula, for an order changing the name of Reya Ashryn Argo, residing at 8400 Pheasant, in the city of Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, to Raya Ashryn Hensen. 2. A hearing on the Petition for Change of Name will be held at the Missoula County Courthouse on January 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard. 3. Any objections to the change of name of Reya Ashryn Argo to Raya Ashryn Hensen should be filed in writing with the clerk of the District Court, Missoula County Courthouse, on or before January 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to §71-1-301, et seq. of the Montana Code Annotated, the undersigned hereby gives notice of a trustee’s sale to be held on the 15th day of February 2012, at 1:00 o’clock p.m, on the steps of the Courthouse of Missoula County located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, of the following described real property located in Missoula County, Montana: TRACT 5A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO 2408, A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA Marvin A. Woldstad and Colette M. Woldstad, as Grantors, conveyed the above-described real property, and the improvements situated thereon, if any, to Stewart Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Gateway Community Federal Credit Union, who was designated as Lender and Beneficiary in a Deed of Trust dated July 10, 2008 and recorded on July 16, 2008 as Document No. 200816641 and put of record in book 823 at Page 22 of the official records of Missoula County, Montana. Anne Blanche Adams, a licensed Montana attorney, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee dated October 7, 2011, and recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. Marvin A. Woldstad and Colette M. Woldstad have defaulted in the performance of the said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $3,679.22 for the month of June 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. As of October 5, 2011 the sum of $17,097.48 is past due. As of October 5, 2011, the total amount due was the sum of $383,755.93 principal, plus $7,800.04 accrued interest, with interest continuing to accrue on the principal at the rate set out in the Promissory Note, which is 6% per annum, and other fees and expenses that may be advanced. The Beneficiary may disburse such amounts as may be required to protect Beneficiary’s interest. If Beneficiary elects to make such disbursements, sums paid shall become additional indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust. In accordance with the provisions of the Deed of Trust, the Beneficiary has elected to accelerate the full remaining balance due under the terms of the Deed of Trust and Note and has elected to sell the interest of Marvin A. Woldstad and Colette M. Woldstad, the original Grantors, their successors and assigns, in and to the aforedescribed property, subject to all easements, restrictions, encumbrances or covenants existing of record or evident on the property at the time of sale to satisfy the remaining obligation owed. Beneficiary has directed Anne Blanche Adams, as Successor Trustee, to commence such sale proceedings. Those with an interest in the property and who appear from the public record to be entitled to notification of these proceedings are: Occupants 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Marvin A. Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Colette Woldstad 2770 Rocky Draw Road Troy, MT 59935 Colette Woldstad as Conservator for Marvin A. Woldstad 2770 Rocky Draw Road Troy, MT 59935 Milodragovich, Dale, Steinbrenner and Nygren, P.C. Attn: Cory Gangle, esq. P.O. Box 4947 Missoula, MT 59806-4947 Colette M. Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804

Colette Woldstad as Conservator for Marvin A. Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Marvin A. Woldstad 2770 Rocky Draw Road Troy, MT 59935 Marvin Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Successor Trustee is unaware of any party in possession or claiming right to possession of the subject property other than those persons noticed herein. DATED this 7th day of October 2011. /s/ Anne Blanche Adams, Successor Trustee STATE OF MONTANA ): ss. County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 7th day of October 2011, by Anne Blanche Adams, Successor Trustee. (Notarial Seal) /s/ Tami St Onge Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, Montana My commission expires: March 1, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 06/03/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200913795, B: 841, P: 235, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Jennifer N. Auerbach, a married person was Grantor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Alliance Title & Escrow Corp. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 65 of Maloney Ranch Phase VI, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. , beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to . Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 05/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 11, 2011 the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $240,885.38. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $233,685.11, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on February 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.96777) 1002.203752-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 12/14/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200732266, Bk 810, Pg 594, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which John Ricker and Dyanne Ricker was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mountain West Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and First American Title Company of Montana Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company of Montana Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly

described as follows: Lots 100A of Double Arrow Ranch Phase IV, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, also known as Lot 100A of Certificate of Survey No. 1028. By written instrument , beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Cenlar FSB. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 02/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 25, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $237,808.52. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $222,307.69, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on March 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7367.20676) 1002.204238-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 04/02/04, recorded as Instrument No. 200409081, Bk: 729, Pg: 442, mortgage records of Missoula

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will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 78, 137, 183, 278, 403, 404, 534 and 558 Units contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds & other misc household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday December 26, 2011. All auction units will only be shown each day at 3 P.M. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage office at 4101 Hwy 93 S., Missoula, MT 59804 prior to Thursday December 29, 2011, 4:00 P.M. Buyers bid will be for entire contents of each unit offered in the sale. Only cash or money orders will be accepted for payment. Units are reserved subject to redemption by owner prior to sale. All sales are final.

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PUBLIC NOTICES County, Montana in which Beverly A. Freeman and Daniel D. Freeman, wife and husband was Grantor, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. was Beneficiary and Insured Titles was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Insured Titles as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 2 in Block 4 of Mullan Trail Phase 3, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 06/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 20, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $151,272.17. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $142,654.17, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on March 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all non-monetary defaults are also cured) and shall result in Trustee’s termination of the foreclosure and cancellation of the foreclosure sale. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by the reference. You may also access sale status at www.Northwesttrustee.com or USAForeclosure.com. (TS# 7023.96966) 1002.204066-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE To be sold for cash at Trustee’s sale on April 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., on the front (south) steps of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, all of Trustee’s right, title and interest to the following-described property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 16 in Block 4 of Linda Vista, a plated subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Scott D. Tichenor and Melanie Tichenor, as Grantors, conveyed the real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Missoula Federal Credit Union, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated May 16, 2008, and recorded May 21, 2008, in Book 819, Page 336, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. A Substitution of Trustee designating Kevin S. Jones as Successor Trustee was recorded December 1, 2011, in Book 886, Page 426, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. The default of the obligation, the performance of which is secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust, and for which default of this foreclosure is made, is for failure to pay the monthly payments as and when due. Pursuant to the provisions of the Deed of Trust, the Beneficiary has exercised, and hereby exercises, its option to declare the full amount secured by such Deed of Trust immediately due and payable. There presently is due on said obligation the principal sum of $172,384.96, plus interest at a rate of 8% totaling $46,813.14, and late fees of $2,659.95, for a total amount due of $221,858.05 as of October 13, 2011, plus the costs of foreclosure, attorney’s fees, trustee’s fees, escrow closing fees, and other accruing costs. The Beneficiary has elected, and does hereby elect, to sell the above-described property to satisfy the obligation referenced above. The Beneficiary declares that the Grantor is in default as described above and demands that the Trustee sell the property described

above in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Notice. DATED 5th day of December, 2011. /s/ Kevin S. Jones, Trustee STATE OF MONTANA)) ss. County of Missoula) On this 5th day of December, 2011, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared Kevin S. Jones, Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. (SEAL) /s/ Christy Shipp Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, Montana My Commission Expires: 5-7-2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 20, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: DOC ID#: 00016984535505007; LOT 2 OF BACK STRETCH ACRES, A RECORD SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Sharon Evans, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Charles J Peterson, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on May 23, 2007 and recorded on May 30, 2007 in Book 798, Page 512, under Document No 200713426. The beneficial interest is currently held by BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,305.27, beginning March 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 21, 2011 is $207,582.96 principal, interest at the rate of 6.125% now totaling $20,827.94, late charges in the amount of $522.08, escrow advances of $3,879.00 and other fees and expenses advanced of $248.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $35.35 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 16, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 16 day of September, 2011, before

me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Blackfoot, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 BAC v Evans 42019.190 Published 12/8, 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 20, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 8-A OF LEMM’S TOWNHOUSE ADDITION AMENDED PLAT OF LOLO CENTER BLOCK 1 LOTS 7 AND 8, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Kirt M. Foster, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title and Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated June 12, 2003 and recorded on June 18, 2003 in Book 709, Page 582 under Document No. 200321529. The beneficial interest is currently held by BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $432.73, beginning October 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 21, 2011 is $81,566.07 principal, interest at the rate of 3.00% now totaling $2,920.92, late charges in the amount of $64.92, escrow advances of $1,960.61 and other fees and expenses advanced of $112.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $6.704 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 17, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho)) ss. County of Bingham) On this 17th day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First

American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public, Blackfoot,Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 BAC v Foster 42019.155 Published 12/8, 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 24, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in MISSOULA County, Montana: LOT 1, EXCEPT THE SOUTH 6 FEET THEREOF, ALL OF LOTS 2 AND 3, AND LOT 4, EXCEPT THE NORTH 4.5 FEET THEREOF, IN BLOCK 27 OF PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AND TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF THE EAST 8 FEET OF VACATED ALLEY ADJACENT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 394 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 1066. TOGETHER WITH A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY 6 FEET BY 118 FEET, LOCATED IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, M.P.M., AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: THE SOUTH 6 FEET OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 27 OF PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AND THE EAST 8 FEET OF THE SOUTH 6 FEET OF THE ALLEY BEARING NORTH-SOUTH THROUGH BLOCK 27, PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. AND A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY, 24 FEET BY 118 FEET LOCATED IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, M.P.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: THE SOUTH 24 FEET OF THE EAST 118 FEET OF THE N1/2 OF POWELL STREET BETWEEN RAYMOND AVENUE AND GILBERT AVENUE AND BETWEEN BLOCK 26 AND BLOCK 27, PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 51 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 1227 Wanda J. Maller, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on December 5, 2005 and recorded on December 9, 2005 in Book 765, Page 995 under Document No. 200532593. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc. successor in interest to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc.. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of MISSOULA County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $948.62, beginning May 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 9, 2011 is $128,621.13 principal, interest at the rate of 3.00% now totaling $1,692.32, late charges in the amount of $132.76, escrow advances of $-89.42, and other fees and expenses advanced of $34.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $10.57 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express

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or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 21, 2011 Dalia Martinez First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 21st day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 Citimortgage V. Maller 42011.533 Published 12/8, 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 30, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lots 21 and 22 in Block 29 of Hammond Addition No. 3, a Platted Subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Leslie Largay, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated December 8, 2006 and Recorded December 13, 2006 in Book 788, Page 1168 under Document Number 200631899. The beneficial interest is currently held by PNC Bank, National Association as successor by merger to National City Bank. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $3,301.59, beginning June 1, 2009, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of October 13, 2011 is $674,367.73 principal, interest at the rate of 5.875% now totaling $97,048.66, late charges in the amount of $1,155.56, escrow advances of $13,807.29, and other fees and expenses advanced of $8,439.53, plus accruing interest at the rate of $108.55 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on

the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 23, 2011 /s/ Dalia Martinez First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 23rd day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 Pnc Vs. Largay 41716.141 Published 12/8, 15 & 22, 2011 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/13/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which NEDRA GASVODA, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 05/12/2006 and recorded 05/18/2006, in document No. 200611513 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 774 at Page Number 867 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 358 OF PLEASANT VIEW HOMES NO. 4, PHASE 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 4010 O SHAUGHNESY STREET, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 04/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $164,565.34 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.00% per annum from 04/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are

paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/27/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110127309 FEI NO. 1006.145731 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/21/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which LARRY L SCHMELEBECK AND ANNA SCHMELEBECK, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/02/2004 and recorded 12/08/2004, in document No. 200434087 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 744 at Page Number 906 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE E1/2 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS TRACT 3D OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 6147. Property Address: 23727 MESSINA DRIVE, Bonner, MT 59823. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005J2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-J2. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 11/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $135,298.22 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 10/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/01/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110097242 FEI NO. 1006.143443 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby


PUBLIC NOTICES given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/08/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which HEATHER L. CHENEY, A SINGLE PERSON as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF MONTANA, INC. as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 03/05/2008 and recorded 03/10/2008, in document No. 200805103 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 814 at Page Number 0668 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 11 OF 44 RANCH, PHASES 1 AND 2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2543 LATIGO DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 01/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $265,934.37 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.875% per annum from 12/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/25/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110029577 FEI NO. 1006.131938 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/16/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which MARGARET LOHR, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-

TRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/12/2005 and recorded 01/18/2005, in document No. 200501335 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 746 at Page Number 1048 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PARCEL 73A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 2277. LOCATED IN THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, P.M.M., MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 695 CAMAS RD, Bonner, MT 59823-9503. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWMBS INC., CHL MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH TRUST 2005-03, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-03. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 03/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $226,993.39 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.25% per annum from 03/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/31/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110128367 FEI NO. 1006.146144 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 02/17/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which SEAN SCALLY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE CO., AN ARIZONA CORPORATIO as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/05/2003 and recorded 08/11/2003, in document No. 200329559 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 714 at Page Number 669 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1B2 OF SPRINGER’S ORCHARD HOMES, LOTS 1B-1 AND 1B-2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 1826 RIVER ROAD, Missoula, MT 59801. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING

LP. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 01/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $169,914.38 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 3.75% per annum from 07/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/05/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 100149681 FEI NO. 1006.126489 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/13/2012 at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ROBERT A HEDRICK, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/27/2005 and recorded 09/28/2005, in document No. 200525505 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 761 at Page Number 275 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 43 OF MALONEY RANCE, PHASE VI, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 6125 BRUSETT DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59803. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 200564CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-64CB. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 06/01/2010, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $188,443.99 together with interest thereon

at the current rate of 6.125% per annum from 06/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/27/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110127647 FEI NO. 1006.145732 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/02/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which JAMES T HOWELL as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to AMERICAN PIONEER TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 04/10/2004 and recorded 04/22/2004, in document No. 200410678 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 730 at Page Number 2039 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA, STATE OF MONTANA, BEING KNOWN AS TRACT 33 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 359A, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 14 AND THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONTANA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. TAX ID: 5859838 Property Address: 1076 GRIZZLY MOUNTAIN ROAD, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-5. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 07/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $145,254.64 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 07/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of

the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/18/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110123767 FEI NO. 1006.144932 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/09/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which WILLIAM LUEDTKE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 05/18/2006 and recorded 05/19/2006, in document No. 200611610 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 774 at Page Number 964 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 4 AND THE WEST 10 FEET OF LOT 5 IN BLOCK 3 OF FOOTHILLS ESTATES NO. 1, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE IN BOOK 603 AT PAGE 2102 MICRO RECORDS. Property Address: 2515 GARLAND DR, Missoula, MT 59803-2011. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 200624CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-24CB. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 07/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $188,914.55 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 07/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 10/25/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110126216 FEI NO. 1006.145362 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/23/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by

him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ANTHONY DOERR AND HEATHER DOERR, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MIN# 100021278844512397, as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/22/2006, in document No. 200630320 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 787 at Page Number 1095 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 OF DOERR SUBDIVISION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 11878 WINDEMERE DR, Missoula, MT 59804. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 07/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $842,140.49 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 07/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/08/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0136245 FEI NO. 1006.147173 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/29/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which SARAH N. KNAPP * AS HER SEPARATE ESTATE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MIN# 100372406113703836, as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/22/2006 and recorded 11/28/2006, in document No. 200630679 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 787 at Page Number 1454 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County,

Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1A OF CARLTON TRACTS NO. 4, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 20550 OLD HIGHWAY 93, Florence, MT 59833. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC2. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 06/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $197,919.28 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.00% per annum from 06/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/14/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0137329 FEI NO. 1006.147561 William P. Driscoll FRANZ & DRISCOLL, PLLP P.O. Box 1155 Helena, MT 59624-1715 Telephone: 406-442-0005 Fax: 406-442-0008 Attorneys for Petitioner, Catholic Social Services of Montana MONTANA FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE PARENTAL RIGHTS TO BABY GIRL M. Cause No. DDA-2011-50 NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS AND HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO: The unknown birth father of Baby Girl M. who was born on September 12, 2011, in Missoula, Missoula County, Montana. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition for the termination of your parental rights to Baby Girl M. has been filed with the Montana First District Court, Lewis and Clark County, 228 Broadway, Helena, Montana 59601. The Court has scheduled a hearing for the determination of your parental rights, starting at 1:45 o’clock p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Pursuant to Montana Code Annotated Section 42-2605(2), your failure to appear at the hearing will constitute a waiver of your interest in custody of the child, and will result in the Court’s termination of your parental rights. Pursuant to Montana Code Annotated Section 42-2-616(1), if you appear at the scheduled hearing and object to the termination of your parental rights and request custody of the child, the Court will then set deadlines allowing the parties to complete discovery, and will set a hearing on the determination of your rights to the child. DATED this 3rd day of December, 2011. FRANZ & DRISCOLL, PLLP /s/ William P. Driscoll, Attorney for Petitioner

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These pets may be adopted at Missoula Animal Control

These pets may be adopted at the Humane Society of Western Montana

541-7387 TUCKER

Tucker really wishes he had a family to take him to have his picture made with Santa at Petsmart on Saturday. It would be a really great photo, and he likes the idea of supporting animal charities too!

549-3934 CHESTER

ASTRO

Astro knows that Friends of the Shelter is a group that does a lot to help local animals. He hopes that pet owners will show support by having their pets' pictures taken with Santa Claus at Petsmart on Saturday.

Easy-going Chester is pleasant company. This pointer cross is roughly nine years old and adores other dogs. Senior dogs make great pets as they are usually already housetrained and fairly low maintenance.

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Dansa thinks that having a pet's picture taken with Santa Claus at Petsmart on Saturday for less than $10 is a real bargain. She just wishes she had a family who would do that for her! 2420 W Broadway 2310 Brooks 3075 N Reserve 6149 Mullan Rd

MAXWELL

Maxwell is in the Adoption Center at Petsmart, and he hopes people will visit him on Saturday when they bring their pets to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus. He'll show you his sweet, crooked smile!

SOCKS

Don't tell Socks he's six years old. This fun-loving Airedale/lab x still loves to play! He gets along well with other dogs and loves to fetch and swim. Socks would be a great pick for someone looking for their first dog. He already knows "sit" and "down."

1600 S. 3rd W. 541-FOOD

W YAT T

Wyatt hopes he gets adopted before Saturday so that his new family can take him to Petsmart to have his picture made with Santa. The fee supports animal charities, and his photo is certain to be grand! Help us nourish Missoula Donate now at

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LEO

Leo has an expression that will melt your heart! This pale yellow lab cross is searching for an active family. Leo has learned many new tricks during his stay at the shelter. He'd prefer to be the only dog in the home.

MITCHELL

This handsome Siamese mix is super snuggly! He chirps like a bird to get your attention. He's hoping to find a home with room for him and his brother, Martin. This superloving pair will fill your life with joy.

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JULIA

This shy lady hopes that lots of people take their pets to Petsmart on Saturday for pictures with Santa. The money raised supports Friends of the Shelter, a group that helps lots of needy pets in our community.

2405 McDonald Ave. 721-9233

M ART IN

Playful Martin is two years old. He was found with his brother, Mitchell. They love to spend their time alternating between snuggling and wrestling together. Martin is outgoing and his playful antics will brighten the dreariest of days. His adoption fee is $50.

www.gofetchDOG.com - 728-2275 627 Woody • 3275 N. Reserve Street Corner of 39th and Russell in Russell Square

GRACIE

Gracie has brilliant green eyes. This lovely lady would prefer to be the only cat. She wants all the attention and treats for herself! She enjoys being petted but can entertain herself when necessary.

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These pets may be adopted at AniMeals 721-4710 BOULDER

He is a loving sweetheart whose face and personality will steal your heart. His adoption fee during November is $5.00!!

A Nice Little Bead Store In A Nice Little Town 105 Ravalli St Suite G, Stevensville, MT 59870 406.777.2141

BUSTER

This little studmuffin is ready to show you exactly how much you need him in your life! His adoption fee during November is $5.00!!

Equus & Paws, L.L.C. SALE on Natural Balance pet food.

2825 Stockyard Rd. www.equusandpaws.com • 406.552.2157

GEORGIA

This southern belle is ready to go home....could that be with you? Her adoption fee during November is $5.00!

715 Kensington Ste 8

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SINGER

Singer is quite charming and all dressed up waiting for somewhere to go! His adoption fee during November is $5.00!!

Help us nourish Missoula Donate now at

www.missoulafoodbank.org For more info, please call 549-0543

Missoula Food Bank 219 S. 3rd St. W.

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DECORATE SAFELY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON By Diane Beck, 2011 MOR President Holidays are a time of celebration and fun. However, they have the potential to be a time of increased accidents and incidents. To make your holiday season safe, read through the following safety tips. Trees: • Purchase only artificial trees with a "Fire Resistant" label on them. • Check live trees for freshness. A fresh tree is green, needles are hard to pull from branches and needles do not break when bent between your fingers. The trunk butt of a fresh tree is sticky with resin, and when tapped on the ground, the tree should not lose many needles. • Place trees away from fireplaces, radiators or portable heaters. Keep them out of the way of traffic and do not block doorways. • To keep your tree fresh and to help keep it from drying out and becoming a fire hazard, cut a few inches off the trunk of the tree to expose the fresh wood immediately before putting in water. • Keep the live tree stand filled with water to keep tree from drying out; be aware that heated rooms can dry live trees out rapidly. Lighting and Decorations: • Use holiday decorations carefully and choose those made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant or noncombustible materials. • Never use lighted candles on a tree or near other evergreens. Always use non-flammable holders, and place candles where they will not be knocked down.

• Choose only lights and electrical decorations labeled with the name of an independent testing lab, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation and maintenance. • Carefully inspect new and previously used light strings and replace damaged items before plugging lights in. Do not overload extension cords. • Check your strands of lights to determine the number of strands that may be connected. Connect no more than three strands of push-in bulbs and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screwin bulbs. • Always unplug lights before replacing light bulbs or fuses. • Before using lights outdoors, check labels to be sure they have been certified for outdoor use. To hold lights in place, string them through hooks or insulated staples, not nails or tacks. Never pull or tug lights to remove them.

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• Plug all outdoor electric decorations into circuits with ground fault circuit interrupters to avoid potential shocks. • In homes with small children, take special care to avoid decorations that are sharp or breakable, keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of children to avoid them from swallowing or inhaling small pieces, and avoid trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a young child to eat them. • Never leave home or go to bed without turn off all light strings and decorations. With just a small amount of effort we can all enjoy the magic of the holiday season while still ensuring the safety of loved ones. The Missoula Organization of REALTORS® wishes you a very safe and merry holiday season.

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REAL ESTATE HOMES FOR SALE 18737 Sorrel Springs Lane, Frenchtown, $379,000 MLS # 20113420, 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, Beautiful home on 4 acres with spectacular views. Call Betsy Milyard for a showing today at 880-4749. 1912 Clark Street: 2bd/2 bath house with private fenced yard and easy one-level living. Large master bedroom, open kitchen, laminate flooring, underground sprinklers, and a double attached garage are just a few of the desirable features of this turn-key home. $177,000 - MLS # 20116140. Call Shannon Hilliard at 239-8350 today! 2511 Sunridge Court $225,000 MLS # 20116337 5 bedroom 3 bath THE HOUSE HAS CENTRAL AIR, VAULTED CEILINGS, A MASSIVE FAMILY ROOM WITH GAS FIREPLACE AND MUCH MORE. OVER 2800 SQ. FT. OF FINISHED LIVING SPACE, THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ENTERTAINING FRIENDS AND FAMILY. Call Betsy Milyard for a showing today at 880-4749.

Closest to clubhouse, basement finished. $422,000. MLS# 10007754. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com 6106 Longview $235,000 MLS # 20116338 Large 4 Bedroom 2 Bath home located in the South Hills. This home features hardwood floors, open floor plan, and large fenced yard. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749. 860 Haley, Florence $550,000 MLS# 20115636 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage home available. Over 5000 finished square ft. Tons of space, game room and its own movie theater - perfect for living and entertaining! Your own private movie theater comes with 55” LED 3D TV, seven theater chairs, and an awesome sound system. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749.

Affordable Condo, Didn’t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, green-built development may be your ticket. 1400 Burns, 2405227 porticorealestate.com

Handsome, Spacious Home on Prime Upper Miller Creek Acreage, 5+ bedrooms, with out of town living on quiet cul-de-sac, 10 acres. Rodeo Rd. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Call me, Jon Freeland, for a free comparative market analysis. 360-8234

Historic Victorian either Residential or Commercial – This majestic home in fantastic shape offers many options. 436 S 3rd W, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Classic Mid-century Rattlesnake Home with lots of character: coved ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, stucco exterior, huge lot with mature landscape and perennial beds. 2618 Rattlesnake Dr, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Farm Houses w/land in Missoula, these solid farm houses boast lots of land to spread out and do your thing, Development potential. 231 & 211 Grove, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Huge Lot Bungalow Style Home, middle of Missoula, close to Good Food Store, 1/2 acre + lot, enormous shop, great home. 203 Curtis, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Immaculate Rose Park Area Home, This light filled home offers a fantastic floorplan, 2 family rooms, large deck and nice backyard for entertaining. 300 Central, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

Looking for a place to call home? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Looking for homebuyer education? Call me! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com Megan Lane, Frenchtown, $199,900 MLS: 10007166 BRAND NEW 3 BED, 2 BATH HOME ON 1 ACRE. HOME TO BE BUILT SO YOU CAN PICK YOUR COLORS AND SOME FINISHING TOUCHES. GENEROUS $2000 APPLIANCE ALLOWANCE AND $1300 LANDSCAPING ALLOWANCE. Call Betsy for more info 8804749.

place. Nice large deck, large fenced yard with many mature fruit and pine trees. Centrally located very close to schools and shopping but has a rural feel. $227,000. MLS#20110384. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties Peaceful 11.64 acres with a gorgeous 3 bed, 2 bath

home, sits in beautiful Cedar Ridge area, only 15 minutes from downtown Missoula. $299,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Rattlesnake dream property with a 1 bedroom apartment! 3 bed, 2 bath, 3 car garage located on over 1/2 acre manicured & landscaped gardens & lawn. UG sprinkler, “secret garden” & fenced yard. $425,000.

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“FAMOUS NINE MILE HOUSE” • Purchase the restaurant/bar, the house, outbuildings, & 4 trailer spots for • Dynamite investment for the right person with great potential for income from the rentals and the restaurant. • $449,000 • MLS # 20113100

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117 Dallas, in LOLO. $184,900 • 3 Bed 2 Bath home on the hill in Lolo. • Spacious living room, large backyard & deck, great views of the mountains, and huge family room in the basement. • Perfect home for RD financing.

Please call me with any questions Astrid Oliver Senior Loan Originator Guild Mortgage Company 1001 S. Higgins Ave 2A Missoula, MT 59801 Phone: 406-258-7522 Cell: 406-550-3587 NMLS # 395211, Guild License #3274, Branch 206 NMLS # 398152


REAL ESTATE MLS#20114396. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.2404rattlesnake.com. This 3 bed, 2 bath home features one level living with a beautifully landscaped fenced yard. Lot is zoned commercial so you could run a small business out of the separate office with attached 3 car garage. 101 Boardwalk, Stevensville. MLS# 20116174. $320,000. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Unique Lower Rattlesnake home near Bugbee Nature Area, 3Brm, 4Ba, Tree-top views, Lots of upgrades like granite countertops and lots of gorgeous wood, 909 Herbert, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com View or list properties for sale By Owner at www.byownermissoula.com OR call 550-3077

paint. Trex deck off dining room. Great views! Back yard is fenced. $275,000. MLS#20116161. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.110artemos.com

CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES Anne Jablonski has moved to Portico Real Estate. Call Anne 546-5816 for details. www.movemontana.com It’s football Season and for a limited time a purchase of a condo at the Uptown Flats will include a large flat screen TV and assistance with up to $5000 Buyers closing costs! The Uptown Flats have two one bed one bath units at $149,900. Call Anne 5465816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

LAND FOR SALE

Well maintained 4 bed home w/ hardwood flooring in living, dining and kitchen. Fully fenced backyard w/ deck. Nicely landscaped w/ mature trees and srubs. UG sprinklers in both front and back yard. 232 Cap De Villa, Lolo. $239,000. MLS#20116816. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

Almost 1/2 acre building site with great views. Close to Ranch Club Golf course and fishing access. City sewer stubbed to the property line. NOW ONLY $65,000. MLS# 10007449. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

Wonderful 5 bed, 3 bath home @ top of Fairviews with 2 car garage. Level lot! Borders open space. All new carpet & interior

Beautiful wooded 3.69 acres, 550 feet of Twin Creeks frontage. Easy access from Hwy 200 on well maintained county road. Modulars

or manufactured homes on a permanent foundation are allowed. Seller will carry contract with $50,000 down at 7 % interest. $184,900. MLS#10005586. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

East Missoula building lot with great trees and a sweet ‘hood. $65,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com I can help you sell your home! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com

VACATION

OUT OF TOWN HOMES FOR SALE: 2 Golf Course Homes: Side-by-side, remodeled, 3 bedroom houses. 1st Fairway, Sun City, AZ. $219,000. and $239,000. Private owner 602-390-3375

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COMMERCIAL 321 N. Higgins Commercial building on coveted downtown location with lots of foot traffic. Building only for sale. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com

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