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BRIEFS

HOW WAS AN OUT-OF-STATE INVESTMENT CO. ABLE TO TAKE A MISSOULA WOMAN’S HOME?

COFFIN HUNTER BRINGS WE KNOW BIG FIRES WILL BLAZE FLASH SHOULDN’T RANGE NOISE THEIR WEIRD COUNTRY WHAT’S IN OUR FOOD? A HEALTHIER WEST


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Johnny Spritzer’s black collared shirt is frayed at the edges where the sleeves once attached. It’s also unbuttoned, leaving his pale flat stomach and sports bra exposed. A white belt with black skulls keeps his oversized black pants from falling as he hops across the stage of Missoula’s Fox Club Cabaret, lip-syncing to Black Stone Cherry’s “Blame it on the Boom Boom.” Cover by Joe Weston “You’re so sweet, from your head to your feet, when I’m giving you the Boom Boom,” Spritzer mouths, pointing his dainty white hand at the crowd of women in suits, men in dresses and the character in a pink tank top and a skirt sporting a five o’clock shadow, lurking beside the stage ..................................14

News Letters Missoula voters will be able to start to unravel a big lie ................................4 The Week in Review Ragged malamutes + pot = big trouble ................................6 Briefs Evicting the elderly, a warrior rests, wolf lovers howl and more.....................6 Etc. UM should be clearer about its proposed biomass boiler ...................................7 Up Front Occupy Missoula aspires and flags ..............................................................8 Up Front One children’s shelter might have been enough after all...........................9 Ochenski Labor finds a new, loving home on the streets ........................................10 Writers on the Range The bigger the blaze, the healthier the woodlands .............11 Agenda Parkinson’s Awareness Weekend screens 10 Mountains 10 Years ...............12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan How can you really know what’s in your food?............................19 Happiest Hour Buffalo Wild Wings ..........................................................................20 8 Days a Week Time to put on your big-boy panties ...............................................22 Mountain High Get out your orange—hunting season begins ................................33 Scope Music photos in Bozeman rock ......................................................................34 Noise Noise Noise Noise, Coffin Hunter, John Heart Jackie, Eliza Rickman ............35 Books Mary Clearman Blew’s This Is Not The Ivy League is absorbing....................36 Film Attack The Block can’t find its proper tone ......................................................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 PUBLISHER Lynne Foland EDITOR Robert Meyerowitz PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Joe Weston CIRCULATION & BUSINESS MANAGER Adrian Vatoussis ARTS EDITOR Erika Fredrickson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Matthew Frank PHOTO EDITOR Chad Harder CALENDAR EDITOR Jason McMackin STAFF REPORTERS Jessica Mayrer, Alex Sakariassen CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Skylar Browning COPY EDITOR Ted McDermott ART DIRECTOR Kou Moua PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jenn Stewart, Jonathan Marquis ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Carolyn Bartlett ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Chris Melton, Sasha Perrin, Alecia Goff, Rhonda Urbanski, Steven Kirst SENIOR CLASSIFIED REPRESENTATIVE Tami Johnson CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE Jon Baker MARKETING & ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Tara Shisler FRONT DESK Lorie Rustvold CONTRIBUTORS Ari LeVaux, George Ochenski, Nick Davis, Andy Smetanka, Brad Tyer, Dave Loos, Ednor Therriault, Michael Peck, Azita Osanloo, Jamie Rogers, Molly Laich, Dan Brooks

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STREET TALK

by Steele Williams

Asked outside of Draught Works Brewery on Sunday, Oct. 16.

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Fixing a “big lie” What do you think of cross-dressing? Follow-up: Have you ever dressed as the opposite sex? Megan Hill: Cross-dressing’s great. My dance partner in Vermont was a cross-dresser. His name was Chris, but he went by Christina. When he would do a “lift” while we were dancing, sometimes he’d accidentally grab my ass and you could tell that it was awkward for her. I mean him. He considers himself to be a woman, so it’s kind of confusing. Kiss the ring: Yes, I’ve dressed up as a man. I was a pimp for Halloween. I wore crazy polyester pants, a curly black wig, and of course, I sported a vintage pimp cane. Blossom Savage: I like cross-dressing because it’s fun. That’s what’s so great about Halloween here in Missoula—girls dress up as guys and guys dress up as girls. When guys dress up like girls and can pull it off… I think that’s really sexy. In the trenches: One year I went to Halloween as Harpo Marx. He always wore this big, long coat, and when he opened it, you never knew what was going to come out. You should go Google it.

Josh Lachina: I have no problem with cross-dressing. If you respect me, I’ll respect you. My father’s gay, and I grew up with things far worse than cross-dressing. People are people. Sexual orientation shouldn’t matter. Pro-choice: Yes. In high school we had a cross-dress day during homecoming week. Not only did I dress up as a woman… I dressed up as a woman with child. I would not want to have to fill the shoes of a pregnant woman. Austin Watling: I don’t care about crossdressing. I think everyone should walk around naked. It might be cold in the winter, but being naked in the summer would be pretty awesome, although potentially painful if you’re climbing trees. Thanks, Mom: I got tapped to be the sexy nurse and my friend was the James Bond spy on Halloween way back in the day. We went trick-or-treating and some random lady told us that we made “a cute couple.” I was wearing one of my friend’s mom’s bras, but it’s not like I really looked like a girl. Barry Vanderburg: Personally, I think it’s fine as long as it’s tasteful. Some crossdressers are way too gaudy. It really doesn’t bother me that much, but the Tammy Faye look?… No thanks. Denial: I’ve never dressed as a woman, and I’ve never passed out and had my friends dress me up like a woman, as far as I know. If my friends are going to dress me up when I’m passed out, I hope they will do it in good taste.

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When Missoula voters receive their ballots in a few days, they will have an opportunity to express their opinion on one of the most consequential issues of our time: whether corporations should have the civil rights of human beings. At the time that the U.S. Constitution was drafted, business organizations did not exist in the corporate form that is now so common. The current form evolved as a way to encourage private investment by limiting the liability of an investor. This was an ingenious innovation that undoubtedly spurred economic development throughout the world, to the benefit of all. The law recognized these entities as “persons” for the purpose of allowing them to initiate lawsuits and to be sued themselves. While the law recognized corporations as “artificial persons,” it did not automatically bestow upon corporations the rights of human beings. Then a peculiar event occurred. In an obscure tax collection case brought by Santa Clara County against the Southern Pacific Railroad, one of the justices of the Supreme Court made an offhand reference to corporations being protected “as persons” under the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. From this seed of thought, a body of law has grown that has extended many human civil rights to corporations. The most recent embodiment of this dangerous development is the Citizens United case. This case rejected a federal prohibition against “electioneering communication” by corporations. The court held that the prohibition was an unconstitutional infringement on the “free speech” rights of a corporation. The court reasoned that under the U.S. Constitution, all corporations have the same rights as human beings to speak, express and advocate their point of view on political issues, including election advocacy. None of us wish to restrict the rights of all citizens to speak and be heard on political issues. The free expression of all ideas is essential if we are to be able to understand and evaluate which of these ideas make the most sense and which do not. But when the political discourse is dominated by only a few voices, then the rest cannot be heard. And as George Orwell observed, a “big lie” repeated over and over again, with great conviction, will sometimes be viewed as the truth. The protection against the big lie comes from a robust and critical expression of contrary opinions. This is what we need in order to function well in a democracy. But when corporations with unrestricted advertising budgets enter the election process to advocate a point of view that benefits only the corporation, the opinions of human beings in

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this country are stifled. Our society is diminished by the result. This is why it is now so important to help our Supreme Court correct the error of its ways. We can take an important step in this direction this fall. When you receive your ballot, vote to urge our state and federal legislators to amend the U. S. Constitution to provide that civil rights belong only to human beings, and that corporations are not human beings for the purpose of enjoying these rights. Jon Ellingson Ron Erickson Jason Wiener Cynthia Wolken Missoula

“When corporations with unrestricted advertising budgets enter the election process to advocate

greedy bastard couldn’t have cared less”—and that may be true, as we have seen the same attitude portrayed many times throughout history, but we don’t know that for sure. My education and much of my working experience were in the field of forestry. I used to be a pretty avid “paint it, cut it, burn it and plant it” (or let it naturally regenerate) type of dude, but that attitude has mellowed considerably through time. I have seen a number of areas where trees never should have been taken off the hillside, or the logging prescription was wrong in one way or another. I have witnessed the long-term aftereffects of such actions. I know that many of these actions were the result of pressure put on the managing agency by greedy lobbying interests to “get the cut out.” But I am also pretty sure that a lot of those same actions were the result of sheer ignorance. Man does not know for sure what is going to happen 120 years from now! Anyway, thank you for pretty much making that point, whether you intended to or not. Many of the Independent’s readers, I’m sure, have never bothered to consider that. Good job! Randy Richards Victor

a point of view that Tester’s bill is back As a college student at the University benefits only the of Montana who has spent my whole life corporation, the opinions of human beings in this country are stifled.”

The sacrifice of a river I want to commend Brad Tyer for authoring such a well-researched, unbiased, rational piece of work (see “The legacy of the poisoned Clark Fork,” Oct. 6, 2011). I just really appreciated how Tyer explained how sometimes, in the attempt to create something, in this particular case copper, which runs our cell phones and computers, etc., sacrifices must be made. Now, don’t get me wrong. The sacrifice of an entire river drainage might be a little extreme, to say the least, and in the future we should definitely—and I’m sure that we will through improved technology and science—be more aware of the consequences. I would venture to bet that Marcus Daly had no idea what the consequences of his actions were going to be. There are those, myself included, who would say, “Bullshit, the

hiking, climbing and exploring the secluded wilderness of Montana, Sen. Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act is an essential stepping-stone toward protecting this freedom. With the FJRA’s most recent inclusion in the Senate’s Interior Department appropriations bill, we have a chance to move forward. This legislation would protect around 700,000 acres of Montana’s backcountry as wilderness. Not only this, but it would allocate money toward improving damaged streams and wildlife habitat. Also, recreation and protection areas will permanently guarantee the use of non-motorized mountain bikes. Designating many wilderness study areas as pure wilderness areas, allowing them lasting protection from development and machinery during a time when motorized use is becoming more and more common, would bolster conservation efforts. National environmental laws that are already in place would remain untouched, and logging will not take place on inventoried roadless lands in the backcountry. For those of us who live in Montana and enjoy the countless activities available through our amazing landscape, Tester’s bill provides a way to ensure that Montana’s wilderness is afforded the protection it needs. Willow Coefield Missoula


Grizzly Soccer this Week:

Friday, October 21st @ 3 pm Montana v. Northern Arizona Pink Game – Pick up your Pink Grizzly “Fighting for a Cure” T-Shirt at the game. Proceeds benefit Team Up Montana.

Grizzly Volleyball this Week:

Friday, October 21st @ 7 pm Montana v. Northern Arizona Pink Game – Join the Volleyball team in support of breast cancer awareness.

Saturday, October 22nd @ 7 pm Montana v. Northern Colorado Professors’ Night – Help the volleyball team honor their favorite professors

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WEEK IN REVIEW • Wednesday, October 12

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VIEWFINDER

by Chad Harder

Police raid the property of Mike Chilinski, of Jefferson City, south of Helena, and discover 161 dogs and more than 200 marijuana plants. Chilinski is charged with five felonies, including animal cruelty. The dogs, all malamutes, are taken to the Lewis and Clark Humane Society.

• Thursday, October 13 Jim Lynch, the former director of the Montana Department of Transportation, who resigned in August after the governor’s office accused him of nepotism, announces his candidacy for governor—as a Republican. Lynch, 57, becomes the ninth Republican to join the race to succeed Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

• Friday, October 14 Federal Election Commission reports show that Missoula City Councilman Dave Strohmaier has raised $49,000 in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Montana’s U.S. House seat. Strohmaier trails state Sen. Kim Gillan, of Billings, who raised $124,100, and state Rep. Franke Wilmer, of Bozeman, who raised $99,700.

• Saturday, October 15 Led by freshman running back Jordan Canada’s 162 rushing yards, including one 75-yard scamper, the 14th-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies overcome a 21-10 halftime deficit to beat the Portland State Vikings 30-24 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The Griz improve to 5-2 (4-1 in Big Sky Conference play).

• Sunday, October 16 Missoula musician Tom Catmull and University of Montana Grizzly mascot Monte brave chilly temperatures to help unveil Missoula’s newest non-motorized corridor, the Milwaukee Trail. The new trail provides an off-road connection between Russell and Reserve streets for cyclists and pedestrians.

• Monday, October 17 The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and other conservation groups ask a federal judge to stop wolf hunts now underway in Montana and Idaho. The groups ask for the injunction to bide time as they seek to reverse a congressional maneuver last April that stripped away the animal’s endangered species protections. The request would be denied.

• Tuesday, October 18 Montana Department of Corrections Director Mike Ferriter announces that Leroy Kirkegard, 52, will replace Mike Mahoney as the new Montana State Prison system warden. Kirkegard is a Montana native who as of Nov. 14 will oversee operations at state correctional facilities that house male inmates.

Some of the winter’s first snow clings to the rugged west face of Mount Calowahcan on October 15. The three-summit, 9,061-foot peak is widely considered one of the most challenging climbs in the Mission Mountains.

Economy Evicting the elderly For decades, Betty C. Museus lived alone in a one-story home on Park Street in Missoula. She had no close family and rarely answered the door. Passersby periodically spotted her in the window. “She looked like a very lonely individual,” says Missoula City Councilman Jon Wilkins, who helped Museus with chores. When Wilkins saw a “For Sale” sign in front of Museus’s house this past summer, he assumed the elderly woman had died. But he found out otherwise: an investment company evicted Museus for failing to pay her property taxes. Virginia-based Mooring Tax Asset Group took ownership of the Museus property through what’s called the “tax-deed process,” a legal mechanism that allows a third party to pay an outstanding property tax bill and assume ownership. According to Missoula County records, Museus stopped paying taxes on the property, now valued at roughly $150,000, in 2004. In 2006, MTAG paid the outstanding $5,822.09 tax debt and asked Missoula County for the deed on the house, as state

law allows. MTAG’s deed request triggered a 36month “redemption period,” in which Museus could have paid the liens and stopped her home from being taken. Museus, however, wasn’t answering mail. “From our records, she was unable to communicate with us at all,” says MTAG President Jim Meeks. Museus, a former music teacher, recently moved to an assisted living facility in East Missoula. She’d lost all the equity in her home. She was especially vulnerable because of her age and the fact that she had no immediate family to look out for her, says Missoula City Attorney Jim Nugent, who launched an inquiry into the eviction earlier this month. While MTAG’s maneuver is legal, Nugent says, forcing a woman to leave the home she’s inhabited for decades is morally repugnant. “Something is amiss in my mind…As a society, we should be concerned.” Nugent is asking the Montana Legislature to mandate stricter scrutiny of the tax deed process, by, for instance, requiring that those in jeopardy of losing property get an in-home visit from an appointed conservator capable of explaining financial options. In Museus’s case, that could have been

a reverse mortgage, Nugent says. When contacted by the Independent Oct. 17, MTAG’s Meeks said the company intends to forward cash from the home sale to Museus. Nugent, however, remains skeptical. He says that’s the first he’s heard of such a commitment. “I hope their representation is true and will be fulfilled,” he said. Jessica Mayrer

Transportation Mountain Line eyes changes Should Mountain Line devote more resources to satisfy the commuter needs of late-night clubgoers by running buses later? Or is catering to those living on the outskirts of town a better idea? Those are among the questions transportation officials will ask locals next week as they kick off a series of forums that will help chart the future of public transportation in Missoula. “You need to say something,” says Mountain Line General Manager Michael Tree, who’s hit the pavement this month to give Missoulians a heads-up that potentially significant changes could be on

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deck for Mountain Line. Mountain Line, along with its oversight body, the Missoula Urban Transportation District, is hosting a series of workshops beginning Oct. 26 that will enable locals to weigh in on, among other things, whether they’d like to see streetcar service in Missoula and what kind of bus routes and schedules they’d like in the coming years. “That’s going to change the lives of thousands of people,” Tree says. Public transit has come a long way since 1977, when Mountain Line launched with four used buses that served three routes. Missoula’s transit system now runs 12 routes. They offer free Wi-Fi and take locals across a 36-square-mile area. Expanding service enables more Missoulians to forego their cars and commute by bus. In 1978, public transit provided 98,593 rides. Last year that number grew to 865,601. After next week’s workshops, a consultant hired by Mountain Line will itemize future service options. The public will have a chance to vet those options during another round of meetings slated for January. Based on those recommendations, Tree aims to start making changes to service by next summer. For more information on the workshops, go to www.mountainline.com. Jessica Mayrer

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Roughly 25 people gathered outside the state capital in Helena Oct. 14 to stage what Friends of Animals called a “howl-in.” Protesters denounced the wolf hunts as a bloodbath and accused state wildlife managers and politicians of spreading “corruption and lies” to benefit hunters and the cattle industry. “Schweitzer lies, wolves die,” they chanted. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has reported about 11 wolf kills in the 2011 hunting season so far. Idaho Fish and Game reports 60. Feral’s group, along with Predator Defense and Howl Across America, is now calling for a tourism boycott of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, until wolves are once again declared an endangered

Wolves Another voice howls in Priscilla Feral has been fighting to protect Alaska’s wolves for years. Since 2002, she says, the era of “horrible, draconian wolf control programs” has returned. Wolf hatred followed former governor Frank Murkowski into office. It ran rampant during Sarah Palin’s administration. Gov. Sean Parnell has done nothing to stop it. But the “puerile little thugs” hunting wolves in Alaska have nothing on Montana, Feral says. Her 54year-old New York nonprofit Friends of Animals recently shifted its sights to the Lower 48, focusing its protest efforts on the wolf hunts in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. “We might as well be back in the 1860s or the 1600s with the Northern Rockies,” Feral says. “In fact, some of these people can outpace the people in Alaska, and you’ve got a real degenerate population of wolf killers there.” Friends of Animals is an animal advocacy group that seeks to free all “non-human animals” from cruelty.

species. Their involvement marks an escalation in the resistance to state wolf management. Alliance for the Wild Rockies continues to fight the hunts in appeals court, “but [Executive Director Michael] Garrity doesn’t call demonstrations or rallies or involve the residents in that kind of way,” Feral says. “That’s more our style.” Feral knows that wolf hunters will likely target members of her group for their words of protest. It’s happened in Alaska, where she’s been harassed personally during public meetings. “People call up on your answering machine, they leave notes at your door, they send body parts in the mail and tell you they’re going to shoot a wolf and torture it and wire its mouth shut.” But as long as there are still wolves in Montana—which Feral believes will quickly change if the hunts continue—Friends of Animals vows that it won’t stop howling. Alex Sakariassen

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Elouise Cobell Warrior’s rest It was a subzero January day on the Hi-Line in 2009 when I met Elouise Cobell. She’d won a landmark $3.4 billion settlement from the federal government weeks before, a victory 14 years in the making. She’d been called names, fielded threats and traveled to Washington, D.C. so many times she said the Great Falls airport started feeling like home. She’d weathered it all on behalf of hundreds of Native American plaintiffs nationwide. Her reputation preceded her. Cobell’s office at the Native American Community Development Corp. overlooked a lonely, snow-streaked Browning side street, a stone’s throw from the tribally owned bank she’d once chaired. Family pictures, paintings and Elvis Presley memorabilia crowded the walls and shelves. She greeted me, and I could tell the descriptions I’d heard of her—tenacious, feisty, unflappable, poised—were accurate. She said she’d been naïve, “such a Pollyanna,” when she first decided to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior for 100 years of mismanaging Individual Indian Money accounts. She thought one word to the president would fix things. The years toughened her, and she stuck to it because, she said, “I knew I was right.” Cobell, who died of cancer on Oct. 16, spoke clearly, with a pace that allowed for cleaner note taking than a journalist is used to. Whether commenting on her status as a folk heroine or lamenting the government’s divide-and-conquer tactics in Indian Country, she always managed to chuckle. The road to victory wasn’t easy. For example, she said, in 2004, she’d donated a kidney to her husband, Alvin. He’d been on dialysis. The lawsuit was going “full-blast.” She had to return to D.C. shortly after the transplant. But Alvin recovered. After the interview, Cobell agreed to a photo shoot around town. The temperature was in the negative double-digits. My car wasn’t much warmer. Yet she sat pleasantly in the backseat, ducking outside with photographer Cathrine Walters at different Browning landmarks. “Bless her for no complaints while traipsing out…to fulfill a vision I had for a cover,” Walters says. As we parted ways outside her office, Cobell gave me a motherly hug. Then she hugged Walters. She told us to travel safely and promised we’d talk again soon. Years of fighting on so many fronts, and that warrior never lost her grace. Alex Sakariassen

BY THE NUMBERS List price for Dennis Quaid’s Paradise Valley ranch in southwest Montana. The Hollywood star—currently on screen in a remake of the 1984 film Footloose—put the 418-acre estate up for sale last week.

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The University of Montana released the final environmental assessment for its proposed biomass boiler two weeks ago, but school officials have failed to clear up some of the big questions still hanging over the controversial project. The final EA omitted, glaringly, an updated financial pro forma, the document that estimates the project’s costs, including fuel and operations. The pro forma still dates back to April. Between then and now, the university issued a “request for proposal” seeking bids from timber companies to supply woody biomass. Not a single timber company responded, suggesting that UM’s projected cost per bone-dry ton of fuel—$40—is too low. Bob Duringer, UM’s vice president for administration and finance, blames the lack of bids on timber companies being “put off by the bureaucracy of the state of Montana’s purchasing rules.” He tells the Indy that McKinstry, the engineering company UM hired for the project, approached local suppliers who provided assurances that $40 is doable. He declined to say which timber companies were in on those “mano-a-mano” discussions. Loren Rose, of Pyramid Mountain Lumber in Seeley Lake, doubts that timber companies can supply “bonedry” material at all. “If it was $40 a ton, I’d say that’s real easy, but when the pro forma says bone-dry, I would question whether it truly is going to be bone-dry, and if it is, how does it get dried? Because there’s no dryer in the state that I’m aware of.” In any case, Duringer says that since the EA isn’t a financial document, UM didn’t need to include a pro forma at all; it was included as a “courtesy.” Estimates of natural gas and operating costs are in flux, too. Still, Duringer is sticking to the boiler’s projected price tag of $16 million. It might even be less, he says. What’s most relevant to the average Missoulian, though, is the biomass boiler’s emissions. The EA terms all of the boiler’s impacts as “minor,” except for one—air quality, a “moderate” impact. The increase in emissions isn’t projected to exceed air quality standards, though they will amount to the emissions produced by roughly 560 pellet stoves, according to the Missoula CityCounty Health Department. We’re all for UM reducing its carbon footprint, and it’d be great to use a local fuel source that keeps loggers in the woods—but if our air is going to be murkier, we expect UM to be more transparent.

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Acoustic guitar music drifted across the lawn outside the Missoula County Courthouse on Sunday evening, Oct. 16. A handful of people danced on the sidewalk where the day’s drizzle had rendered chalk drawings all but unrecognizable. Others ladled soup into bowls at a folding card table. Signs announcing the death of the working class and calling for financial equality rested against retaining walls and lampposts. Missoula was in its eighth day of occupation. The freshness and vigor of the Oct. 8 Occupy Missoula march had disappeared, replaced with the staid normalcy of a small, selfgoverning community. Security details prepared for their nightly rounds. Volunteers packed up books and bags, took down tents and raked grass, temporarily clearing the grounds to allow the courthouse sprinkler system to be cleared Monday morning. The permanent population here had dwindled to around seven. Clusters of homeless folk mingled on the periphery, if they haven’t already joined the camp. A dry-erase board mapped out the daily schedule, from art jam hours to the General Assembly. “For me, it’s about giving voice to the people again,” said Indiana native and current courthouse lawn resident Shandor Jackson. “It’s about actually making it a democracy instead of an oligarchy.” Chat with anyone here and they’ll tell you the system is broken. The country’s richest percent rake in money while the other 99 percent struggle to get by. The government insists on bailing out top earners while unemployment remains high and job prospects stay low. People aren’t getting a decent education, says local Craig Nelson. They don’t understand their basic rights. “The president is saying he’s Jesus Christ and Hari Krishna and shit,” Jackson said. Since mid-September, the Occupy movement has spread well beyond its base on Wall Street. Solidarity protests have cropped up in dozens of major U.S. cities, from Portland, Ore., to Portland, Maine. Activists have been pepper-sprayed in New York City. Their camps were torn down in Chicago. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn ordered the arrest of tent occupants in Westlake Park on Oct. 5, and outlawed the

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use of umbrellas as shelter on Oct. 8. Cops in Seattle even blockaded the space beneath awnings, forcing protesters out into the rain. And the movement has gone global. There’s Occupy Iceland, Occupy Oslo, Occupy Lisbon, Occupy Taipei. Graffiti referencing the U.S. protests has appeared in Croatia. Protesters marched in Brussels and in Santiago, denouncing corporate greed. More than 100 police were injured in Rome late last week as rioters linked to the peaceful protest torched cars and van-

Occupy Missoula does have some kinks to iron out, Parks says. The General Assemblies aren’t going so well. Some protesters don’t believe the movement should be structured. At this point, it remains intentionally leaderless. That tends to slow discussions, especially when all decisions must be made by consensus, like some sort of condensed democratic utopia. According to Parks, the system proves “overly taxing” at times. People keep getting “caught up in semantics.” So Parks didn’t look entirely excited the following afternoon, Oct. 17, when the General Assembly kicked off around 5:30 with a crowd of 23. They recapped the weekend art jam and the 100-strong protest staged outside the offices of Rep. Denny Rehberg and Sen. Max Baucus. They shared the national and global Photo by Steele Williams news from the Occupy movement. One dalized banks and churches. Authorities announcer told the assembly that the responded with tear gas. Two protesters movement—already alive in Bozeman, had fingers amputated following incidents Helena and Kalispell—has taken root in Butte and Billings. Nearly every major city with smoke bombs. Missoula’s first week of occupation in Montana is now occupied. proved sedate by comparison. Yes, there But the Missoula camp was getting were hecklers. tired. People began to peel away from “You’ll hear people drive or walk by the Monday meeting after an hour, smokand shout ‘Get a job’ and stuff,” Jackson ing cigarettes on the fringes or snagging says. “Well, that’d be wonderful.” free sandwiches from two Jimmy John’s Still, the city hasn’t given the move- employees. ment any resistance. Local police have even Moderator Debby Florence tried her kept hecklers at bay. best to keep people on task. With the relo“Things have been totally peaceful,” cation of the camp from the southeast lawn says Dean Graham, a former government to the southwest lawn, a number of new contractor who specializes in biomass ener- proposals came up for discussion: Do the gy. “The movement’s had support from the occupiers move to a vacant building come city, the county, the police. They recognize winter? Do they construct a longhouse outthat this is a peaceful movement, and they side the courthouse to stay warm? see it happening in New York, L.A.—all over These questions seemed to fall by the the world. Changes have to be made.” wayside as attention ebbed. Florence shiftChris Parks came to the courthouse ed the topic to pleas for support. looking for change. He abandoned medical We want to stay, she said. We want to studies at the University of Montana when occupy Missoula throughout the winter. he began to feel that “the college system “But the camp feels really unsupported works just like a corporation.” That’s not right now. We have a lot of support, but it’s right, he says. Now, after eight days, Parks’s like this drive-by support.” focus has shifted. The courthouse lawn is a A few minutes later, a car drove by and living, breathing lesson in community honked its horn for the protesters. building, he says. The protesters are func- Florence wheeled around, pointing the tioning like a self-sustaining tribe. megaphone toward the street, and said, “Whatever, the outcome is, I don’t care “Get out of your car!” anymore,” Parks says. “We’ve already accomplished something.” asakariassen@missoulanews.com


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No place like home Why are beds empty at Watson Children’s Shelter? by Matthew Frank

In 2009, the Watson Children’s Shelter launched a capital campaign in the hope that it could build a new facility to accommodate the abused, neglected and abandoned children it had been turning away for lack of space. The organization sought $4.5 million, making the capital campaign—which it called “One is Not Enough”—Missoula’s most ambitious since the Missoula Art Museum’s fundraiser a few years before. Watson ultimately reached its goal, with a big assist from Montana’s congressional delegation, which secured $1.25 million in federal appropriations. It held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside its new 17,000-square-foot facility, on Buckhouse Lane, in July 2010. It turns out, though, that one might’ve been enough.

tive, most home-like setting possible.” “What we know from both research and talking with the kids and the families themselves is that there’s a certain trauma, a certain injury that’s done when children are removed from their families,” Hudson says. “And even when those families are struggling or [do not have] what we would consider very effective or safe parents, the kids hurt when they’re taken away from those families…It’s amazing that children who have been in foster care for a great length of time, and children who have suffered some pretty serious maltreatment, still try to find their birth parents, still try to make that connection…We’re very cognizant that the removal of a child from their home causes its own problems and its own issues.” Sarah Corbally, CFS administrator and acting bureau chief, says the shift in philos-

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Or almost enough. “We’re serving more kids at the two places,” says shelter director Fran Albrecht, “it’s just that it’s not at the higher level that we anticipated.” So where are all the other kids Watson Children’s Shelter had been turning away? Montana’s Child and Family Services is referring fewer and fewer of them to group homes, therapeutic group homes and temporary shelters like Watson. CFS statistics show that in the western region, which includes Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders counties, the number of referrals dropped by about a third between the fall of 2009 and last month. The same trend is occurring across the state. Watson’s referrals have fluctuated between a high of 25 and a low of eight in recent months, which makes it difficult for Watson to plan longterm. The change appears to be due to a shift in philosophy within human services agencies. Hank Hudson, who oversees CFS within the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, says the focus has turned to “family-based and familyfocused services” aimed at placing abused and neglected children “in the least restric-

Family-focused services are cheaper, too, but despite a tight budget, Corbally says placements are “based on the kids’ needs, not money.” Adds Hudson: “It’s less expensive to make the right decision first, right off the bat. We pay less for family foster care than we do for group care. But if we place a child too low down the continuum and he bounces back up, that’s not a savings. Plus, it’s not good for the child or the family. So what’s most cost-effective is to make the right decision at the outset.” James Caringi of the University of Montana School of Social Work says shelters like Watson play a crucial role in providing safe havens for children at risk, but he, too, accepts the research that shows the importance of maintaining family connections. “I think there’s evidence that shows removing

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ophy reflects a shift at the federal level. Her agency receives guidance from the Administration for Children and Families, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2008, the feds reviewed the state’s cases, examining, among other things, whether or not children removed from their homes could have safely remained there. “Responding to the results of our 2008 federal review has, I think, been some of the reason that there might be fewer of these kids going into [group homes],” Corbally says. Federal agencies are responding to recent legislation, like the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, which sought to improve outcomes for children in foster care, in part by helping them reconnect with family members. Hudson and Corbally believe outcomes are indeed improving. “One of the things we don’t like to have happen is to have kids spend huge amounts of their childhood in foster care without a ‘forever family,’” Hudson says. “Making sure we don’t have kids aging out of foster care is one of our goals, and I think we’re getting better at that.”

kids unto itself is traumatic,” he says, “so if you can keep them in the home—and they’re safe—it probably is a better way to go.” Caringi points to the work done by the National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness, which finds that conventional child welfare practices do not consistently ensure that children are provided the benefit of a loving family. Albrecht is skeptical of the trend. “I don’t know if [the state is] ready to move to a model like that without services in place to truly support those families,” she says, “and my concern is that children will be damaged along the way.” In any case, Albrecht has responded to the empty beds in Watson Children’s Shelter’s original facility, near Fort Missoula, by applying for a dual license, which will allow the facility to operate as a youth shelter and group home. She says she expects that to happen in about a month. “I hate to talk about it this way,” she says, “but it will help us to stabilize those numbers…We’re adjusting to their paradigm shift and meeting a different need.” mfrank@missoulanews.com

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The American labor movement has been in radical decline for at least three decades, ever since Ronald Reagan used his presidential power to achieve the Republican goal of busting the air traffic controllers’ unions in the early 1980s. Since then, unions have staggered, losing more members as their core sectors disappeared along with the country’s manufacturing industries. Now, however, a breath of fresh air is blowing through labor halls as unions join the diverse interests in the global Occupy movement. It’s not hard to remember the heyday of the unions, nor the reason they came to be. When corporate bosses ground down workers who were literally dying to make a living, individuals had virtually no chance to stand up for their rights, protect their health, receive a decent wage or challenge an unjust job termination. When those same workers banded together, the picture changed. Like a bundle of arrows, they could not be broken, despite the vicious methods used by bosses to harangue, intimidate and even kill union leaders. Butte saw some of the bloodiest union battles ever fought. When the Copper Kings sent the miners down in the hole, their concern was getting out the ore, not the number of working men lost to mine accidents, fires or the slow but grueling suffocation of silicosis. When the unions stood up in solidarity for their human and worker rights, for fair wages and against being used like disposable beasts of burden, the goons were set loose. Despite the beatings, harassment by law enforcement officers working at the behest of the Copper Kings and even the infamous hanging of Frank H. Little, a board member of the International Workers of the World, from a Milwaukee railroad trestle, the unions eventually succeeded. They held onto those victories for most of a century until ARCO bought out the Anaconda Co. and shut down the mine and smelter. It was not just corporate power that hastened the decline of America’s oncemighty unions. Two other factors played enormous roles. First, the unions came to be identified closely with the Democratic Party. While the Republicans never were the champions of organized labor, the Democrats gladly espoused union goals when the unions were strong and could

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turn out thousands of people for political rallies, ensuring that contributions to the Dems would flow from the pockets of union members. But with the decline of union members and power, the Democrats pulled the unions further and further toward the middle as the party itself scuttled to the right. The mantra changed from “union strong” to “we need the undecided voters.” In their attempt to garner more corporate campaign dollars, the Democrats began to support union concessions rather than being the steadfast political allies of working people.

The Democrats gladly espoused union goals when the unions were strong and could turn out thousands of people for political rallies. In the face of this increasingly unionhostile environment, the union leaders, too, began to turn from their members. Faced with the threat of shut-downs, union leaders went to bat for corporations, agreeing to wage freezes, benefit reductions, increases in worker contributions to pension plans and a host of other concessions. In Montana, the once strong “bluegreen” coalition of union workers and environmentalists fractured as corporations increasingly blamed those concerned with a clean environment for shutdowns and closures. Perhaps the most blatant example was ARCO blaming the shutdown of the Anaconda smelter on environmental regulations when the company had a standing 10year exemption from the air quality standards any similar industry would have to meet. It was bogus, but the divide-and-conquer strategy worked. Tragically, for both unions and the environment, the strategy continues to

work and now pits organized labor against environmental concerns at every juncture. The highest-level example is the Keystone XL Pipeline decision now facing the Obama administration. Union bosses are leaning on the president to approve the Canadianowned pipeline, claiming it will create thousands of jobs for their members. Meanwhile, environmentalists nationwide—and there are millions—may well walk away from Obama’s re-election effort if he gives the nod to a project that is widely held to be a serious, long-term threat to the environment and may well provide refined petroleum products not for domestic consumption and energy security as advertised, but simply for the highest profit obtainable from export markets. Taken for granted by Democrats and pitted against their natural allies in the environment, unions floundered and continued to decline. The strongest unions in Montana now are no longer in the private sector, but in government. They are our teachers and the people who plow our roads, provide necessary services to the aged and infirm and run our municipal water, sewer and solid waste facilities. And now the Republicans and their corporate allies are turning their sights on government, the last stronghold of organized labor, in their attempt to eradicate worker solidarity forever. So organized labor finds itself shoulder to shoulder with the Occupy movement, which is facing those who threaten the unions’ very existence in order to squeeze yet more profit. Only this time, the unions cannot be co-opted by the Democrats, because the Occupy movement is politically independent. There are no bosses to cut deals in smoke-filled back rooms, no votes to rig, no thugs to threaten them. The Occupy movement defies definition in modern American politics. Yet through it, labor has once again found its legs and its strength and is contributing both to the struggle. Standing together with our union brothers and sisters, a better and more equitable future may yet be ours. 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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A few years ago on a bright spring day, I decided to burn the dead grasses in our small hayfield. With perhaps a little too much glee, I dropped a few matches on the edge of the field. For an hour, nothing happened; I could hardly get the grass to light despite going through an entire box of matches. But then the breeze freshened, and suddenly the fire stood up and began to move. A few minutes later, my wife and I, running with shovels in hand, could not keep up with it, let alone try to steer it. Within a half-hour, it had burned the entire field, melted a couple of plastic irrigation pipes and started toward our neighbors’ fields. Fortunately, there was an overgrazed pasture in the way. There, the flames lay down again before they could do more harm. I had just learned a basic fact of Western life: Fire rarely does what you expect it to do. During the first half of the 20th century, the West’s public-land managers— especially the U.S. Forest Service—went to war against wildfire, snuffing it out as fast as they could. But as evidence mounted that fire suppression encouraged small trees to choke forests, increasing the chances of future massive blazes, they began adopting new strategies, from mechanically thinning forests to introducing more controlled burns. In the 1990s, the federal government devised a national fire plan that codified this ecological approach to fire. Yet two decades later, the agencies still find themselves snuffing out almost every fire as fast as possible. One reason is that land managers know they will catch public hell if they let a prescribed burn get away from them and it destroys a few houses, as happened in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas

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this year. Nothing douses an aggressive fire program as fast as front-page headlines of property loss and damaged lives. Another reason is funding. While the Forest Service has an open checkbook to fight wildfires, it has very limited funds to do its own preventive work. Consequently,

“Throughout the West, a new breed of savvy managers— trained in the post-Smokey Bear era—are learning to make use of fire.” the thinning and burning projects that do get done are postage-stamp-sized efforts that have only a small impact on the management of the West’s 277 million fireprone acres. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell notes that his agency treated three million acres last year, while he would like to treat up to five million acres a year. Many fire experts say at least 10 million acres needs to be cut and burned each year to get on top of the problem. And the problem is growing. This year, wildfires have scorched more than eight million acres of land, according to federal data. Enormous, uncontrolled fires as big as 500,000 acres have become more com-

mon than ever, largely driven by shifts in climate. Whether caused by lightning, arsonists or negligent campers, these mega-fires are reshaping the West’s ecology. Ironically, these gigantic fires give federal agencies a real opportunity to meet their forest restoration goals. Throughout the West, a new breed of savvy managers— trained in the post-Smokey Bear era—are learning to make use of fire whenever it makes ecological sense. They send out the troops when flames descend on towns, but stand back when wildfires thin overgrown forests in the backcountry. Management by natural disaster is a crude philosophy. As one of the West’s fire gurus, Arizona State University’s Stephen Pyne, recently wrote, if managers start viewing any natural fire ignition as a careeradvancement opportunity, “Fire management will consist of pulling the arm of nature’s slots, buying Powerball tickets in a lightning lottery. It’s a way to ‘get the burn out’ in the same way that clear cutting got ‘the cut out.’ But it isn’t managing for the ecological goods and services that agencies say they are enhancing.” Yet at a time when larger fires seem inevitable and land agencies are increasingly strapped for funds, opportunism may be the only option left. As any Western farmer can tell you, steering fire is like driving a truck down a mountain with no brakes. There’s a chance you’ll crash and burn on the side of the road, but if you’re lucky, you’ll get to the bottom faster than you ever imagined.

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Paul Larmer is a contributor to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News (hcn.org). He is the executive director of the magazine in Paonia, Colorado.

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10 Mountains 10 years Fundraisers seem to be a constant in these parts and that can make us a bit numb to the causes for which the funds are intended. But the seemingly large number of fundraising events occurs in Western Montana for good reason: We are altruistic people. On the face of it, we choose to live away from large population areas because we don’t like the hordes or because we embrace misanthropy. That just isn’t true. We live here because when we pass each other on the street, it is awkward if we don’t at least acknowledge one another with a look. We live here because it is easy to help others and difficult to hide from the duty of doing so. It’s in this spirit of duty and goodwill that the Summit for Parkinson’s hosts Missoula Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Weekend, which features guest speakers such as former NBA player and Parkinson’s patient Brian Grant, an art auction at Dana Gallery and the film 10 Mountains 10 Years. The film is a documentary about Enzo Simone’s 10-year effort to climb 10 of the greatest peaks in the world to

Thur., Oct 20, a pre-party with heavy appetizers and drinks kicks things off from 5 to 6 PM at the Holiday Inn. 10 Mountains 10 years shows at 7 PM at the Wilma Theatre, followed by a Q&A with Simone, plus live music until 10 PM. $65 includes pre-party and film. Film only: $15/$12 students. Sat., Oct. 22: head down to the Dana Gallery for the Parkinson’s weekend Gala, which includes a sit-down dinner, cocktails, and silent and live auctions. $75 per person/$750 per table. For more information go to summitforparkinsons.org.

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Montana law requires that our teachers stay smart and continue their education. That is the purpose of the MEA-MFT Educator’s Conference, taking place at Sentinel High School and the COT. For more info meamft.org/educators_conference.aspx.

Hear from a Parkinson’s panel on treatment options, caregiver/patient relationship tips and current research from 9 AM to noon. Workshops on brain and movement exercises, writing and art therapy go from 1 to 5 PM. At the Holiday Inn Parkside. Free with registration, suggested donation of $10.

Come to the Missoula Caregiver’s Conference at First Lutheran Church and learn about educational opportunities for PCAs, homemakers, rehabilitation specialists and nurses. Stay all day or attend a single session. 9:30–3 PM. Call 543-1184 to RSVP. The Blood Mobile will be at the Jore Corporation from 10–2 PM. 45000 Hwy 93, Ronan. Call 528-4473 to make an appointment. Get tips on assessing your non-profit’s organization from Maxine Jacobsen and learn how to implement assessment techniques as managerial tools to make your non-profit a mean, green communitybuilding machine. Mountain West Bank Conference Room. (Please park on the street.) 11:30–1 PM. Free to Missoula Nonprofit Network members, $10 for all others. Current UM president Royce Engstrom along with former prez George Dennison and Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns will gather for panel discussion about transitions in leadership at the Downtown Holiday Inn. 4 PM.

raise awareness and money for Parkinson’s. The film also follows the struggles of those faced with those diseases. So you get something out of it, too: a chance to see a beautifully shot movie and a chance to help your neighbors. One-stop shopping for the busy altruist in all of us. –Jason McMackin

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 The Northern Rockies Rising Tide has weekly meetings this and every Tue. at at Freecycles, 732 S. First St. W. at 6:00 PM, where participants fight climate change through grassroots resistance. 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. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26 Help shape the future of public transportation in Missoula by attending a planning meeting for the Mountain Line transit system. UC Rm. 332, 12–2 PM or at the Community Room at Southgate Mall, 6–8 PM. Free. THURSDAY OCTOBER 27 Help shape the future of public transportation in Missoula by attending a planning meeting for the Mountain Line transit system. Holiday Inn downtown. 6–8 PM. Free.

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Jane, meet Dick. Jane, be Dick. Dragged away with Missoula’s kings by Jessica Mayrer • photos by Chad Harder ohnny Spritzer’s black collared shirt is frayed at the edges where the sleeves once attached. It’s also unbuttoned, leaving his pale flat stomach and sports bra exposed. A white belt with black skulls keeps his oversized black pants from falling as he hops across the stage of Missoula’s Fox Club Cabaret, lip-syncing to Black Stone Cherry’s “Blame it on the Boom Boom.” “You’re so sweet, from your head to your feet, when I’m giving you the Boom Boom,” Spritzer mouths, pointing his dainty white hand at the crowd of women in suits, men in dresses and the character in a pink tank top and a skirt sporting a five o’clock shadow, hanging out beside the stage. A star made of many small silver stones adorns the crotch of Spritzer’s slacks. Low-top Converse

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sneaks with rainbow laces cover his feet, which never stop moving. A woman who sits in a chair just beneath the stage reaches up to touch the star on his crotch. She giggles, rubbing it. Another woman, holding a dollar bill between her teeth, offers Spritzer a tip. He moves in. Crouching down, his lips linger momentarily in front of hers before he takes the bill and spits it out in time to rejoin the testosterone-fueled narrative of how good it feels to be bringing on the Boom Boom. Spritzer is one of about 15 men and women who took the stage of the Fox Club last month for a Pride Foundation benefit. The artists included a “bio queen,” which is a biological woman impersonating a man doing female drag (think Victor Victoria); a

Drag King Johnny Spritzer performs Sept. 16 at Missoula’s Fox Club Cabaret.

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handful of traditional drag queens; and seven kings—women like Spritzer who bind their breasts, don facial hair and typically perform hypersexual parodies of male behavior. Spritzer’s had several rum and Cokes tonight. “Quiet and reserved is not so much on Johnny’s menu,” he says. That’s an understatement. Spritzer is also 23-year-old University of Montana student Breanna Barber. She’s the daughter of a Miles City pastor in the socially conservative Assemblies of God Church who was raised to be meek and pious. Being a drag king seems to suit Barber better than Sunday school did. She wasn’t timid, as her

father said she should be. “I wasn’t submissive. Actually, my dad told me one time, he’s like, ‘You are never going to find a husband. Because you just won’t submit to authority.’ “I looked at him and said, ‘Well, if they want me to submit to authority, they’re not going to want me.’” She’s a fan of feminist literature these days. Barber came out as a lesbian in 2006. She saw her first drag show in Missoula, in 2007. She took the stage as Johnny Spritzer in 2008. She and the other women who perform as drag kings in Montana are part of a cultural phenomenon that largely sprouted in urban centers in the 1980s.


Anna Gordon-Norby in drag at the Fox Club Sept 16.

King culture has now taken root even in small communities across Middle America, and it’s helping transform the way that rural Montanans like Spritzer, along with the audiences he entertains, think about gender. But this is not entirely academic. Drag also gives young women like Barber an opportunity to be assertive, raunchy and domineering—all the things that a young lady from Miles City isn’t supposed to be. “Once I came out, there was no going back,” she says.

Between masculine and feminine Breanna Barber hung a picture of President George W. Bush in her Miles City high school locker not that many years ago. She thought the photo provided a cover, a testimony to her supposedly conservative values. If her classmates had known “any part of what I was,” she believed, “they would somehow deduce that I was not like them. And that would be a horrible thing.” Barber says she knew early on that she was gay, but coming out just wasn’t doable. She didn’t feel safe. “I was a very different person. I was really, really scared of people finding out about me being gay. I just knew that there was this really horrible thing called homosexuality [and] I happened to be a part of it. And for some reason I couldn’t choose not to be. It was this inner struggle.” Suzie Reahard’s story is similar to Spritzer’s. Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, she had temper

tantrums when her mother forced her to wear a dress, she says. She retaliated when her parents gave her younger brother all the cool toys—trucks and racecars—and she was left with Barbies. “I would beat him up and steal his stuff.”

Over the past several years, Reahard, who lives in Missoula now and performs as drag king “Stanley Upstanding,” has become progressively more comfortable with her sexuality. Being a man onstage also helped her embrace the fact that she

“I think it’s huge, especially because all these kids are shy and they’ve been picked on or they’ve been invisible most of their lives. They get on stage and they can be out there and not get judged, but be applauded and get dollar

don’t really care. I’m not really connected to either gender.” The thrill of getting on a stage, of having adoring women grope and whistle, is also a significant lure. “I get cocky…I feel super-sexy,” she says. “There’s something about just going full-on dude that is totally empowering and fun.” Upstanding’s blond hair is distinctly boyish. Compared to many of Missoula’s “baby dykes,” however, he’s an old-timer. The 32-year-old co-produced Missoula’s first all-king show in 2005. Drag queens dominated the drag scene then, he says, and he’s happy to see that changing. Upstanding says he loves watching shy young women like Spritzer assume a king’s swagger. “They get up there, and they rock it. You see a smile on their face. They’re so stoked. I think it’s huge, especially because all these kids are shy and they’ve been picked on or they’ve been invisible most of their lives. They get onstage and they can be out there and just be themselves and not get judged, but be applauded and get dollar bills shoved down their pants.”

bills shoved down their pants.” It really isn’t new

As a teenager, Reahard invented boyfriends so people wouldn’t bother her about not dating. She came out at 19—to herself, at least. She told her parents when she was 20, she says, and they sent her to counseling.

lives somewhere in the middle of masculine and feminine, she says. “It’s made me more comfortable with who I am and how I am. I’m not somebody who’s offended if somebody calls me ‘he.’ I

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Annie Hindle made as much as $150 a week in the late 1800s performing as Charles Ryan in New York City on the vaudeville circuit. Faded blackand-white photos show Hindle with short dark hair and wearing a suit. Originally from Britain, Hindle was the first full-time male impersonator to gain a following in the United States. As Charles Ryan, she

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exuded bravado and flirted with ladies. According mon term for homosexuals of the time derived from whom were lesbian, to forego frilly clothing without to an 1891 article in The New York Sun, she had no a psychological theory that homosexuality stemmed facing condemnation. shortage of paramours: “Once, she compared from an inborn reversal of gender traits. In 1955, the first lesbian social group, the notes with H.J. Montague, that carelessly handHall’s best-known book, The Well of Loneliness, Daughters of Bilitis, formed in San Francisco. The some actor at whose shrine so many women had drew a loosely autobiographical portrait of her own group aimed to assimilate with mainstream culture. worshipped; but Hindle’s admirers far outnum- life. Published in 1928, it told the story of a mascu- DOB leaders asked members to keep their hair long bered his, and they were all women, strange as that line lesbian who struggles to reconcile her identity and wear feminine clothes. may seem.” with social expectations of sexuality and gender. Nicole Murray-Ramirez presides over the Hindle married three times. The first two times Though the book was not sexually explicit, Britain International Court System, which hosts drag shows banned it after finding it obscene. It was only through its roughly 70 chapters in Canada, the U.S. were with men. The third, she married published in the United States after a protracted and Mexico. The 60-plus drag queen won’t disclose her female assistant. That wedding took court battle, whereupon it sold 20,000 copies his precise age, but he says he hasn’t forgotten those place in a hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich. in its first year. with a Baptist minister officiating. days. “You’ve got to remember the atmosphere in The bride wore a gown. Hindle gave Cosmopolitan subculture showed up society,” he says. “Shock treatment was given to the minister her stage name and wore on the big screen when Marlene many. And it was all sanctioned.” a suit. Dietrich donned a tuxedo, top hat and After living through that, Murray-Ramirez appretailcoat to serenade a nightclub crowd ciates the anger that boiled over in 1969 when, on a Such high-profile trans-machisin the 1930 movie Morocco. The scene warm night at the end of June, police raided New mo was unusual in 19th century ends with the first on-screen kiss York’s Stonewall Inn. Police told the press that America. Yet cultures throughout Annie Hindle between women in American history. they’d stormed the Stonewall because it was selling history have comprehended gender Dietrich was nominated for an Oscar for liquor without a license. There were additional facdiversity, or fluidity. Anthropologist Will Roscoe estimates that more than 150 North her performance. tors. Cross-dressing remained illegal. Same-sex American tribes recognized gay, lesbian and gendermixed or “two-spirited” people before Europeans arrived in North America. Colonialism and Christianity wreaked havoc on such traditional com“Our revolution and our munities. And in the 1900s, Puritan values lingered in America. Boston Tea Party was started The Old Testament stipulates that wearing the clothes of another gender is an abomination. During in many ways by drag Annie Hindle’s time, cross-dressing was illegal in many American communities. The cult of domesticiqueens and butch dykes.” ty lingered in middle- and upper-income households: Men went to work and women tended to the home and children. The ideal female was submissive and meek. If social pressure didn’t restrain her, tight corsets did. The undergarments made it tough to During and immediately after WWII, gender dancing was also a prosecutable offense. Police breathe. Alongside the lingering stigma and laws that roles in the U.S. underwent significant transforma- harassment was common. But this time, rather than banned it, cross-dressing became fashionable in tions. As men went off to war, Rosie the Riveter put going quietly into the paddy wagons as they had artistic circles in the early part of the 20th century. In on her overalls and called on women to get to work. so many times before, butch women threw stones New York, Gladys Bentley performed bawdy blues Females left the kitchen and gained relative free- and the queens took off their high heels. They songs while wearing a tuxedo. Author Radclyffe Hall doms in factories and the military. It became social- fought back. Police reports indicate that one female crosswore suits while mingling in Parisian salons. Bentley ly acceptable for them to wear pants—to work, at and Hall were considered “sexual inverts,” a com- least. That shift enabled butch women, many of dresser in particular escalated tensions. Some spec-

The Fox Club hit capacity last month during a drag show to benefit the Pride Foundation.

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ulate that Storme DeLarverie, the lone king in a drag queen troupe called the Jewel Box Revue, was the troublemaker. DeLarverie expressed no remorse when remembering that night in an interview with the Stonewall Veterans Association years later: “A cop said to me, ‘Move faggot,’ thinking that I was a gay guy. I said, ‘I will not’ and, ‘Don’t you touch me.’ With that, the cop shoved me. And I instinctively punched him right in the face.” Four police officers were injured the first night of the uprising. Thirteen people were arrested. The riots continued for six nights, signaling that LGBT people would no longer submit to harassment from the police or anyone else. Gay rights groups sprouted across the country in the months after Stonewall. A year later, New Yorkers marked the anniversary of the uprising with the country’s first gay pride parade. “Our revolution and our Boston Tea Party,” Murray-Ramirez says, “was started in many ways by drag queens and butch dykes.”

The fresh slate University of Montana Women’s and Gender Studies department co-chair Elizabeth Hubble recalls it was a fall day in 2008 when a student approached her after class and said, “‘I might be trans. I didn’t even know such a thing existed.’” “It brought tears to my eyes,” Hubble says. The sudden disclosure came after a female-tomale transsexual spoke to Hubble’s class. Prior to that moment, the young student, from a small town in Montana, didn’t have the vocabulary to express one of the most fundamental parts of who he was. “If you don’t have the language to even talk about yourself, that’s very dehumanizing,” Hubble says. The language and culture is out there now. It’s just a matter of finding it. What happened in Hubble’s classroom that day reflects a slow shift that is reshaping the way Western civilization thinks about gender. In the ’70s, mainstream attitudes that directed women to be weak and submissive and men to be strong and stoic began to change. Androgyny came into vogue. Pop icons such as David Bowie, The New York Dolls and Patti Smith consciously worked to steer mainstream culture from traditional notions of


gender. Smith, for instance, appeared on the cover of her 1975 debut album, Horses, in a white collared shirt, black slacks and a suit jacket slung over her shoulder. Her neck-length dark hair and angular face are neither feminine nor masculine. Smith said she was “beyond gender.” In the ’80s, women for the first time began forming drag troupes in New York and San Francisco. This provided an outlet for a handful of butch women to express artistically their masculine sides. In 1989, Diane Torr began her New Yorkbased “Man for a Day” workshops, giving king culture a significant boost. She taught women the basics: how to bind breasts seamlessly and apply natural-looking facial hair, as well as the most practical way to “pack.” (Torr recommends a condom stuffed with cotton wool.) Torr also used performance to poke fun at the implied power of masculinity. Adopting one of her many male personas, Jim Cross from the American Society of Men, she explained the body language one must have to be truly manly: “Don’t let anybody enter your space…Don’t be intimidated. Everything you look at, you could own, or you do own. That is the sense you want to convey…Rule number two: stop smiling. When you smile, it’s an act of friendliness; you’re conceding territory. It could make you open for exploitation. It’s very nice to see women smiling; it makes them appealing, unthreatening. But as a man, it’s important that you allow no way that somebody can permeate you…” In the 1990s, a new wave of academics ushered in a fresh school of thought that gave a larger vocabulary and broader perspective to the rules governing Kitty Liquor, a woman impersonating a man doing female drag, gets ready for a Pride Foundation benefit last month at Missoula’s Fox Club. gender. University of California, Berkeley professor Judith Butler was among the earliest academics to mings between the lines. The end result is Elvis-like profile” anymore; it’s mostly for family friends who During the coronation ceremony welcoming this discuss “queer theory.” In her 1990 book Gender big black chops. Then there’s the bulge in his crotch. “don’t really know Johnny.” Over the past five years, year’s new royals at the Holiday Inn Missoula in Trouble, she chronicles a problem with the status “I pack,” Spritzer says. “This one’s a sock, Spritzer has cut her hair progressively shorter and early September, Spritzer wore black armor that quo: most people see biological sex shaping gender, because it’s comfy.” her street clothes have become more masculine. She Barber fashioned from football pads spray-painted which naturally leads to desire for the oppodoesn’t want people to call her Breanna with wall texture and affixed with silver rhinestones. site gender. Butler argues that that doesn’t fit anymore. Johnny is better. “I get kind of A silver poster-board dragon on his chest completed many of us, saying there are infinite combinaweirded out when people call me by my the look, which was something like a more martial tions of gender and sexuality. In an interview girl name.” Lady Gaga. It was a very gender queer ensemble. with The Believer magazine, she contended Even without the chops and swagger, When Barber came out as queer, she says, she that limiting gender expression does signifiSpritzer is androgynous. It can sometimes felt alienated from her family. The court filled that cantly more harm than good. “Our notions of be tough for people to discern her gender, void by providing Spritzer with a new drag family. what a human being is problematically she says. “I actually see that in Wal-Mart all depends on there being two coherent genthe time. First, [mothers] count all of their It’s customary for court members to create their ders,” she said. “If someone doesn’t comply children, make sure, do a head count. own. “A lot of them had broken families, or couldn’t with either the masculine norm or the femiThen they gather them up and put them really talk to their families, or didn’t really undernine norm, their very humanness is called behind them, like, ‘I am a mother bear. stand,” Spritzer says. “And so, we just form this faminto question.” Stay away from my children.’ It makes ily unit.” Hubble appreciates the new world that Drag queen Kiara Drake LaRose is Spritzer’s wife. people very uncomfortable.” queer theory opens up to her students. “It That discomfort can engender vio- The young king has also “adopted” multiple “chilgives people names and labels to give to lence. According to a 2003 survey by the dren,” fledgling drag performers that Spritzer is helpthemselves beyond the male/female, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education ing to “bring up,” he says. “I do that for a ton of new straight/gay,” she says. “Queer theory, to me, Network, 55 percent of transgender performers, just to show them that somebody’s there.” opens up the door for people to talk about youth—queers like Spritzer, intersex Barber reconciled with her family this year, themselves in more liberating terms, but also individuals, transsexuals and the which means she now has two families. When she in ways that are truer to who we are.” gender ambiguous—reported being phys- returns to Miles City these days to visit her parents, Queer theory complements drag. Both ically attacked. “People like Johnny are they love it when she shows them pictures of herself theory and performance strip away the social taking a risk in our society,” Elizabeth in drag, she says. They’ve even become de facto parstructures shaping gender. Deconstructing Hubble says. ents for some of Spritzer’s court family, and her them exposes a bare slate that invites a world Johnny Spritzer gets ready before a drag show last month. mother bought a new dress for one of Spritzer’s of possibilities. drag queen daughters, marking a transformation All my children “Drag allows people to explore gender in new that reinforces Spritzer’s belief that society will one Barber studied the lyrics to “Blame it on the Johnny Spritzer is a member of the Imperial and different ways,” Hubble says. “It also shows the Boom Boom” for a few days before the Fox Club Sovereign Court of the State of Montana, which is day accept and even welcome others like him. rest of us how we are performing our genders every show, listening to the song over and over in her part of a nonprofit organization that hosts drag “They’ve come past that organized religion into day without even thinking about it.” Northside home. Even with the preparation, she still shows all over the country and donates the proceeds what Christianity was actually meant to be,” Barber gets stage fright, but, she says, “Once you get out to gay-friendly organizations. Its membership elect- says, “the actual teaching philosophy behind it: Presto ed Spritzer as royalty in 2010 (new royals are voted ‘Love thy neighbor.’” Barber keeps Johnny’s tricks in a small blue bag there, the words disappear.” She has two Facebook pages, one for Spritzer in every year). He served as a prince and toured the with a Chicago Cubs insignia. She uses an eye pencil to draw her sideburns, applying saved haircut trim- and one for Barber, but says she rarely visits her “girl Northwest with other members of Montana’s court. jmayrer@missoulanews.com

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In recent years, several polls have shown that about 90 percent of Americans support the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms. That’s about as close to a consensus as you’re going to get in this country. But amazingly, in this supposed bastion of freedom and democracy, we’re still denied the fundamental right of transparency with regard to what’s in our food. It’s a right that more than 50 other nations, including China and Russia, protect with mandatory GMO labeling. It’s ironic that China and Russia, those big scary authoritarian countries known for communism, corruption and rampant human rights violations, are more responsive to citizen concerns about what they put in their bodies. The glaring disconnect between America’s celebrated democratic ideals and the Food and Drug Administration’s refusal to budge on GMO labeling may be about to crumble, says Andrew Kimbrell of the Center For Food Safety. His organization is part of a broad coalition of groups petitioning the FDA for mandatory labels on foods that contain GMOs. Hundreds of other organizations have joined the effort, representing consumer advocates, farmers, concerned parents, businesses, environmentalists and members of health-care and faith-based communities. The goal of the coalition, called Just Label It, is to collect enough petition signatures that the FDA acts on it. Or enough signatures to compel President Obama to force the FDA to do so. There are three reasons Kimbrell believes that now, despite decades of undue biotech industry influence on FDA policy, the agency’s GMO armor is ready to crack. “First of all, Obama promised, when he was a candidate, to impose labels,” Kimbrell says, referring to a 2007 stump speech recorded by Food Democracy Now, in which the junior senator from Illinois promised to “let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified, because Americans should know what they’re buying.” “Second,” Kimbrell says, “the coalition behind this campaign is uniquely broad-based. We’ve got the Organic Trade Association, food companies, big consumer representation, environmental and agriculture organizations. It’s not unrealistic that we’ll get millions of people signing the petition.

“And finally,” he says, “we have extra leverage because it’s an election year. With 90 percent of Americans wanting this, and millions of comments coming his way, Obama can do the math.” Kimbrell blames the FDA’s unresponsiveness to consumer concerns on a revolving door between the agency and the biotech industry. “The FDA,” he says, “is composed of people who will soon be back in the industry.”

“In this supposed bastion of freedom and democracy, we’re still denied the fundamental right of transparency with regard to the genetically modified organisms in our food.” It’s been that way since the early ’90s, Kimbrell says, when the FDA hired former Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor to write regulations for the use of a Monsanto product called recombinant bovine growth hormone, which is injected in cows to boost milk production. Detectable amounts of rBGH made it into milk, along with measurable amounts of extra puss, and consumer backlash was strong. Marketers of non-rBGH milk understandably chose to label their milk as such. Kimbrell claims that GMOs have failed to provide the consumer anything but risk. “It’s a product that only helps biotech corporations and industrial farmers, not consumers. If they came out with a product with less cholesterol, or more nutrition, greater yield, or lower cost, that would be one thing. But the whole ‘we’re going to feed the world

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and the blind shall see and the lame shall walk’ isn’t panning out. If you’re a consumer, why would you buy a product that offers no benefits and potential harm? Initial consumer fears of GMOs in the food supply weren’t based on evidence, but rather on “what if?” type scenarios, with little investigation into potential adverse effects. For 20 years we’ve been guinea pigs in an experiment to find out how safe they are, especially GM corn and soy. Evidence has trickled in of possible allergy issues and accumulation of GMO proteins from food in people. More research is clearly warranted, and labeling, say advocates, would help bring that about. As it is now, even if upwards of 99 percent of GMOs were safe, the FDA is in no position to catch the ones that could be problematic. That’s because the FDA’s own scientists have been ignored by the agency’s higher-ups. During GMO-related litigation in the late 1990s, the Center for Food Safety obtained some 80,000 pages of discovery, wherein lawyers found FDA scientists had raised numerous, serious concerns about toxicity, allergenicity and other health risks posed by foodborne GMOs. Without labels, health officials are at a disadvantage when it comes to uncovering potential GMOrelated toxicity or allergic reactions. If GMO foods were labeled, public health workers would have an easier time establishing patterns and correlations. In the U.K., where labeling is mandatory, soy allergy rates shot up after GMO soy was introduced, according to some studies. Products shouldn’t have to be proven dangerous before labeling is required, Kimbrell says, referring to an industry position he often confronts. “That’s not the criteria for labeling. If there’s a novel product in the food it should be labeled.” And so, as protesters occupying Wall Street demand economic rights for the 99 percent of the population left to divide the table scraps of the rich, the 90 percent of Americans who want to know what’s in their food, are bringing the pressure as well. And if the perfect storm Kimbrell is predicting comes to pass, that 90 percent will actually get the labeling it wants, and enjoy public food policy that reflects the will of the public, not corporations.

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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 Coffeehouse/Cafe located across from the U of M campus. Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Also serving cold sandwiches, soups, salads, with baked goods and an espresso bar till close. WE DELIVER On Campus & to the area between Beckwith, Higgins & 5th Street. Open Mon.-Thur. 7am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 7am4pm and Sun. 8am-8pm. $-$$ Good Food Store 1600 South 3rd West 541-FOOD Our Deli features all natural made-to-order sandwiches, soup & salad bar, olive & antipasto bar, fresh deli salads, hot entrees, rotisserie-roasted cage free chickens, fresh juice, smoothies, organic espresso and dessert. Enjoy your meal in our spacious seating area or at an outdoor table. Open every day 7am - 10pm $-$$

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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 $-$$ Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Warm up your chilly nights with our Hot Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. We have Classic French Onion Soup and hearty Bison chili made in house daily. Fall in love with our Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf-stuffed with crispy Daily’s bacon and cheddar cheese, served with cheddar mashed potatoes and corn. And finish the best meal in town with our New Orleans style Bread Pudding with warm caramel sauce and Big Dipper vanilla bean Ice cream. We still have Happy Hour from 4-7 every day and on game days we offer wings specials and all your favorite local micro-brews. Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? nside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula. Hunter Bay Coffee and Sandwich Bar First Interstate Center • 101 East Front St hunterbay.com • 800.805.2263 Missoula’s local roaster since 1991 - now open downtown in the First Interstate Center! Stop by for hand-crafted gourmet coffees and espressos plus madefrom-scratch, healthy sandwiches and soups. Enjoy the sunshine from our patio! Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking in the upper deck lot. Open Monday through Saturday. Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$

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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. Jazz Wednesdays starting at 7pm. Lunch 11:30-3:00, Happy Hour 3-6, Dinner 5-10. Late night happy hour 9-10pm. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$ Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our all-new bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Oil & Vinegar Southgate Mall • 549-7800 Mon.-Sat. 10:00 AM-9:00 PM Sun. 11:00 AM6:00 PM. With a visit to Oil & Vinegar, you will discover an international selection of over 40 estate-produced oils & vinegars suspended in glass amphora-shaped containers on a dramatic backlit wall. Guests can sample the varieties and select from various shapes & sizes of bottles to have filled with an “ontap” product of choice. Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$ 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. $–$$.

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Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. • 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, trout, fresh fish daily, delicious salads and appetizers. Breads and desserts baked in house. Three course bistro menu with wine $30, Tues. Wed. Thurs. nights, November through March. Extensive wine list, 18 wines by the glass, local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the warm and inviting dining areas. Go to our website Pearlcafe.us to check out nightly specials and bistro menus, 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 North Higgins Avenue 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! SA WAD DEE 221 W. Broadway • 543-9966 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 cuisines. Now serving Beer and Wine! $-$$ Sean Kelly’s Empire Grill 130 W. Pine St. • 542-1471 Located in the heart of downtown. Open for lunch & dinner. Featuring brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11-2pm. Serving international & Irish pub fare. Full bar, beer, wine, martinis. $-$$ 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. Home of the Famous Fish Taco. Crowned Missoulas 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. $$ Uptown Diner 120 N. Higgins 542-2449 Step into the past at this 50's style downtown diner. Breakfast is served all day. Daily Lunch Specials. All Soups, including our famous Tomato Soup, are made from scratch. Voted best milkshakes in Missoula for 14 straight years. Great Food, Great Service, Great Fun!! Sun Wed 8-3pm, Thurs - Sat 8-8pm $-$$ 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 YoWaffle is a self-serve frozen yogurt and Belgian waffle eatery that offers 10 continuously changing flavors of yogurt, over 60 toppings, as well as gluten free cones and waffles, coffee and a selection of cold beverages. Build it your “weigh” at 42 cents per oz. for most items. Open 7 days a week. SunThurs 11 AM to 11 PM, Fri 11 AM to Midnight, Sat. 10 AM to Midnight. Free WiFi. Loyalty punch cards and gift cards available. UMONEY accepted. Like us on facebook.

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You can’t be Snooki or The Situation every Halloween, can you? Come on down to the 3rd Annual Coat and Costume Exchange at Florence’s Local Living Center and trade up to Katy Perry, or make your own. 5501 Hwy 93 #3. Call 273-0142 Montana law requires that our teachers stay smart and continue their education. That is the purpose of the MEA-MFT Educator’s Conference, taking place at Sentinel High School and the COT. For more info, meamft.org/educators_conference.aspx. The Humane Society of Western Montana is collecting books through the end of October for its first Neu-ter-U book sale going on Nov. 1–15. Money raised will go to they spay/neuter fund. Bring books to the shelter. 5930 Hwy. 93 S. Camp Skip Out is exactly what it says it is. Kalispell kids can fool around at the pool or go bowling and, most importantly, play corn bingo from 7:30–5:30 Thurs. and Fri. $25 per day/$20 with resident card. Call 758-7975. Come to the Missoula Caregiver’s Conference at First Lutheran Church and learn about educational opportunities for PCAs, homemakers, rehabilitation specialists and nurses. Stay all day or attend a single session. 9:30–3 PM. Call 543-1184 to RSVP.

My people welcome your black shirts with open arms. Five Finger Death Punch headlines the sure to be loud and bombastic Share the Welt Tour with All That Remains, Hatebreed and Rev Theory. Adams Center Mon., Oct. 24, at 6:30 PM. $29.75 advance at GrizTix outlets.

The Blood Mobile will be at the Jore Corporation from 10–2 PM. 45000 Hwy 93, Ronan. Call 528-4473 to make an appointment.

As part of the CINE IFF, The Trailhead hosts screenings of Carbon Nation (oh, I get it), Chasing Water and California Forever with the filmmakers in attendance, so be nice. 3–6 PM. Free. wildlifefilms.org.

music. $15/$12 students. Tickets available at GrizTix locations or at summitforparkinsons.org

The Missoula Nonprofit Network presents the workshop Organization Assesment-Stepping Back to Move Ahead, from 11:30 AM–1 PM in the conference room of Mountain West Bank, 3301 Great Northern Way. $10/free MNN members. RSVP by emailing leah@missoulanonprofit.org.

Current UM president Royce Engstrom along with former prez George Dennison and Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns will gather for panel discussion about transitions in leadership at the Downtown Holiday Inn. 4 PM.

Get tips on assessing your non-profit’s organization from Maxine Jacobsen and learn how to implement assessment techniques as managerial tools to make your non-profit a mean, green community building machine. Mountain West Bank Conference Room. (Please park on the street.) 11:30–1 PM. Free to Missoula Nonprofit Network members, $10 for all others.

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Oh, you don’t know how to make a tiara out of the natural materials in the garden? No big D, head on over to the Woodland Fairy and Elf Costume Workshop underneath the big silver water tower at Fort Missoula. Bring the kids or don’t. I know you. I know how you are. You want your own tiara. $5 for supplies. 5:30-7:30 PM. Please register at montananaturalist.org.

10 Mountains 10 Years is a climbing documentary about Enzo Simone screening at the Wilma with proceeds going to help raise funds for Parkinson’s disease resources. Pre-party at the Holiday Inn starts at 5 PM, documentary starts at 7 PM followed by a Q&A with Simone and live

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 Student.

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This go-round the MAM would like you to come inside for the Artini talk Outsider, a look at the folk art and intriguing life of Alva Gene Dexhimer with curator Stephen Glueckert. 335 N. Pattee St. Free. We’ll let the title of this month’s World Affairs Council discussion by Brian Michael Till do the heavy lifting: Conversations with Power: What Great Presidents and Prime M i n i s t e r s Te a c h U s A b o u t Leadership. 6 PM. 314 N. Higgins Ave. $5 for WAC members, $10 for nonmembers, free for diplomat members. The Discount Quartet does its thing at the Bitter Root Brewery. Their thing? Jazz and improv, yo. 6–8:30 PM. Free. Like it or not winter is coming (like it), so you newbie bicycle commuters may want to go to REI’s Basics of Cold Weather Commuting class and get the lowdown on staying comfy and smug as you pedal to and from work each day. 6:30–8 PM. Free. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, Missoula’s trivia night for the layperson, begins with sign ups at 7:30 PM and trivia shortly thereafter at the Lucky Strike Bar & Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Includes prizes like a $50 bar tab, and trivia categories that change weekly. Free. E-mail Katie at kcgt27@gmail.com. MCT Community Theatre presents Dracula, suckers. Find out what happens when a notorious sanguisuge moves next door to your sanitorium. 200 N. Adams. 8 PM. mctinc.org. $21.

Hold onto your trucker hats Missoula, ‘cause the Badlander’s got a new dance party in town. It’s called Prehab, and it’s bound to make you go bonkers on the dancefloor with sets of hip hop and electronic music from local Djs Kris Moon, Vyces and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells & $1 Pabst from 9 PM to midnight. $2, or free with a promo coupon. First guy to sing “Witchy Woman” gets it at Sunrise Saloon’s Rocking Karaoke at 9 PM. Free. I saw the northern lights once in New Mexico, but you can see the band Northern Lights at the Sunrise Saloon at 9 PM. It’s a way shorter drive. Free. Don’t expect a bleeding hearts beer club, but do expect emotionally endearing indie folk tunes when Portland, Ore. duo John Heart Jackie plays the Palace at 9 PM with locals Bittercrane and Caroline Keys. $5. It’s the Return of the PUNKSOULSISTERS, Djs Mermaid, Emily NewtonJohn and Hana MT. Fact: if you don’t have a good time when these gals pump out the hot trax, you probably should eat a crow. Union Club. 9 PM–1 AM. No Cover. Seriously, Rockin’ Karaoke at the Dark Horse? Bring your best Klaus Meine impression, Judy. 9:30 PM. Free. 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. Things have changed and so can you! Check out Dead Hipster Dance Party at its new location: Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com. Leave the plow at home, Jesse, and let the Josh Farmer Band and plowmate Off in the Woods plant some soul/jazz/pop/piano in your dirty old ears down at the Top Hat at 10:30 PM. $2.

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Montana law requires that our teachers stay smart and continue their education. That is the purpose of the MEA-MFT Educator’s Conference, taking place at Sentinel High School and the COT. For more info meamft.org/educators_conference.aspx. Throughout the day the Roxy theater will host films made in Montana as part of the CINE IFF. At noon a free roundtable with some of the films’ directors will discuss what makes filming in MT so sweet. Check wildlifefilms.org for times. $7/$5 students/$3 kids. Do you have trouble articulating how dope Montana is to your friends back in Vermont? Well, no more. The Crown of the Continent Symposium sponsored by the UM Department of Geography will give you the lingo and teach why the Treasure State is tops. University Center, first floor. 6:30. Free.

nightlife Show me your best “O” face when El 3-OH! plays gypsy jazz at at 6 PM at the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery, 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Free. Call 549-8703. Bring the whole fam damily down for a bluegrass-tastic show when the Top Hat presents its Family Friendly Friday with The Grace and Caroline Show, at 6 PM. Free. Sniff around for details when the Hamilton Players present A Cold Case of Murder, a murder mystery dinner that begins at 6:30 PM at the Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway near Hamilton. $40. Call 375-9050 for tickets. Bring mee-maw and the kids to the Downtown Dance Collective for Turning the Wheel’s Community Romp, a live music dance-fest that features dance games for people of

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all ages and abilities. 121 W. Main. $10/family, $5/individual. Variety is the spice of the night during Around the World in 90 Minutes: The Fourth Annual Who’s Who Missoula Revue, which features song, dance, skits, dramatic readings and other entertainment from locals like Mark Heyka and Josh Slotnick, at 7 PM in the Montana Theatre in UM’s PARTV Center. A pre-show party also occurs in the lobby at 6 PM. $25. Get tickets at sun.skytics.com. Chortle ‘til your gums hurt with joy when the Palace hosts the first night of a two-night Comedy Festival, which tonight features ten 20-30 minute performances by local and regional comedians and troupes, from 7–9:30 PM. $5/$10 for those aged 18–20. The Brits are back at The Roxy for the National Theatre Live! presentation of The Kitchen. 7:30 PM. $16 Forget the cowbell, I want more piano and the 4th Annual Pianissimo! is chockfull of solos duets and multiple piano performances by some of Montana’s best players. UM Music Recital Hall. 7:30 PM. $20/$10 students and seniors. Call 243-6880. 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. MCT Community Theatre presents, Dracula, suckers. Find out what happens when a notorious sanguisuge moves next door to your sanitorium. 200 N. Adams. 8 PM. mctinc.org. $21.

Do the curry shuffle during a Salsa and Latin dance in Kalispell, which begins at 9 PM at the Kalispell Eagles Club, 37 First St. W. $10 couple/$7 singles. Tenderize your lambs gams with the compassionate aural touch of smokin’ bluegrass when locals The Lil’ Smokies play a mix of bluegrass and folk at the Badlander at 9 PM. $5. Scramble the eggs between your legs and pollinate your dance partner’s nose when local dancefloor titans Reverend Slanky play funk and soul at the Palace at 9 PM. $5. Get your fix of rock and pop covers plus original music when you dive into the world of local band Beyond the Pale, starting at 9:30 PM. Union Club. Free. Say hello to my little friend Rocky when The Balboas play hard rock at 9:30 PM at the Dark Horse Bar, 1805 Regent St. Free. Call 728-1559. 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. Psychedelica Funktronica in your face! Humboldt County’s Moo-Got-2 plays the Top Hat at 9:30 PM, along with DJ Piper Dan Beat Farm. $5.

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there will be an awards ceremony. The after party will take place at The Loft at 8:30 with a performance by Butter. Check wildlifefilms.org for showtimes. $7/$5 students/$3 youth. Keep it local every Sat. from 8 AM–1 PM as you head down to the Clark Fork River Market (clarkforkrivermarket.com), which takes place beneath the Higgins Ave. bridge, and to the Missoula Farmers’ Market (missoulafarmersmarket.com), which opens at 8:30 at the north end of Higgins Avenue. If you’re after non-edibles, check out East Pine Street’s Missoula Saturday Market (missoulasaturdaymarket.org), which runs 9 AM–1 PM. Free to spectate, and often to sample.

the M Trail and Run Wild Missoula will hold a volunteer M Trail maintenance day on Mount Sentinel. Volunteers are welcome to drop in for any amount of time. Crews will build a stair structure at switchback No. 6 on the trail and pull weeds in other areas. Lunch at noon. Volunteers who plan to attend during the lunch hour are asked to RSVP by calling (410) 353-1944.

It’s a meat lovers paradise when the Nine Mile Community Center hosts a celebration of the opening of big game hunting season with a Hunter’s Lunch, featuring chili and stew, from 10 AM–2 PM at the center, 25620 Nine Mile Road. $6. Call 626-5757. Donate some locks for a good cause when the New Well Center, 1831 S.

The Montana Natural History Center invites pros and amateurs alike to the Upper Gold Creek Fall Photography Workshop. Bring your own digital or old school camera. $35 members/$45 all others. Call 327-0405 to register. Do you have trouble articulating how dope Montana is to your friends back in Vermont? Well, no more. The Crown of the Continent Symposium sponsored by the UM Department of Geography will give you the lingo and teach why the Treasure State is tops. Various symposium topics throughout the day. UC Center, first floor. 8:45–3:45 PM. Free. In fact, Gary, our town’s wonderful trails don’t magically molt and remain darn spiffy year-round. Indeed, Gary, if you use them, you ought to do the socially responsible thing and help maintain them. Here is your chance: Friends of

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Look deep into our sunglasses for we come from the future. The Eric Tollefson Band returns to Missoula with Polecat for some straight-up rocking Saturday Oct., 22 at The Top Hat. 9 PM. $8/$6 advance.

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Third St., presents a Locks of Love hair donation event, from 11 AM–3 PM. Free. Cash donations are also accepted. Call 829-8746.

Herbal Medicine for Stress Management with Britta Bloedorn Learn how botanical medicine can provide valuable support during the times of stress we all experience.

Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm November 7 & 14, 2011 Course cost: $45 For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Mangan at 406-721-0033 or rwlcmt@gmail.com. For a complete listing of our classes, please visit www.redwillowlearning.org. Sliding scale fee available. Red Willow Learning Center, 825 West Kent Street, Missoula

Bring your bearded bard down for the goat circus and stay for the children’s maze when the Old Flynn Ranch, 2298 Tipperary Way, presents a Fall Family Festival, which also features a storybook trail, wool spinning, cider making and other activities, from 1–5 PM. $15 families/$5 adults/$3 children. Call 360-4870. No wonder it’s back by popular demand; t h e 12 t h A n n u a l F a l l F a m i l y Fest/Kaboom! Play Day features a long list of fun to go along with its lengthy moniker: hayrides, punkin hunt, s’mores, sack races, cider press, Tom Catmull and more. McCormick Park. 1–4 PM. $1 suggested donation. missoulaparks.org. The U M Honor Society and Westside Lanes are sponsoring a fundraiser for breast cancer patient support. The event will raise money for the Compassion Fund at St. Pat’s hospital with Westside donating 100% of the $3.50 entrance fee. Call Jamie at (661) 877-5061.

nightlife MCT Community Theatre presents Dracula, suckers. Find out what happens when a notorious sanguisuge moves next door to your sanitorium. 200 N. Adams. 2 PM and 8 PM. $17 and $21. mctinc.org See what Cellar Door is hiding under your nose when it plays a mix of soul, funk and bluesy rock ‘n roll, from 6–8:30 PM at the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton. Free. Call 363-PINT. Sniff around for details when the Hamilton Players present A Cold Case of Murder, a murder mystery dinner that begins at 6:30 PM at the Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway near Hamilton. $40. Call 375-9050 for tickets. Chortle ‘til your gums hurt with joy when the Palace hosts the second night of a two-night Comedy Festival, which tonight features ten 20-30 minute per-

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formances by local and regional comedians and troupes, from 7–9:30 PM. $5/$10 for those aged 18–20. Pour out some support for your North Dakota bretheren during Songs Not Floods: A Benefit for Minot, North Dakota, which features tunes by Larry Hirshberg, Tom Catmull, Caroline Keys, Nate Biehl, The Scribblers and Tyson Ballew, and starts at 7:30 PM at the ZACC, 235 N. First St. W. Also includes live Skype performance by Billy Luetzen and Jazmin Wolf of Minot. $5-10 donation requested. It ain’t all football over at UM. The School of Music Senior Student Recital Series features soprano Myra Nurre’s performance at the Music Recital Hall. 7:30 PM. Free.

harmonizin’ down at the Union Club, darn tootin’ you’ll be dancin’. 9 PM. Let some turntable gangstas inject mad soundwaves into your dome when the Palace hosts the Missoula Yakuza Dance Party, a DJ night featuring various styles of electronic music and hip hop spun by local female selectors Djs Tygerlily, M e r m a i d , Ta r a I n c o g n i t a a n d Special K, starting at 9 PM. Free. Fill your Saturday nights with live and local music, this week with Cash for Junkers, 9:30 PM at Union Club. Free. Put that earworm where I can see it when Julie Bug plays at 9:30 PM at the Sunrise Saloon, 1100 block of Strand Ave. Free. Call 728-1559.

The Whitefish Theatre Co. is challenging you people with their first Black Curtain production of the season, Faith Healer, a story about a faith healer and his Cockney wife. Let the disagreements begin! 7:30 PM. $8.

Take a lightning rod to your gourd for the team when High Voltage plays rock with fellow locals Monkey and a Roast Beef Sandwich and Ello, at 9:30 PM at Sean Kelly’s. $3, with funds given to the UMEM program and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Kris Moon and the irrepressible Monty Carlo guarantee to keep you dancing 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.

Fall Freeze experimental music night at Sean Kelley’s is bound to be trippy as a sack of rats. 9:30. $3 cover is donated to the UM Entertainment Management program and the MakeA-Wish-Foundation.

Swig drinks while listening to old-school rock hits, ‘80s tunes or modern indie rock songs when Dead Hipster presents Takeover!, which features “drinkin’ music” DJ’d by the Dead Hipster DJs starting at 9 PM at the Central Bar & Grill, 143 W. Broadway St. Includes drink specials and photos with Abi Halland. Free. Get out of Missoula for a second at the Lumberjack Saloon for a free night of music and dancing, this week with Blue Collar. Show starts at 9 PM, and there are cabins for rent and a shuttle bus available. Call 273-6264. Ask for a triple on the rocks when Whiskey Rebellion plays outlaw country at 9 PM at the Lumberjack Saloon, 7000 Graves Creek Road off Hwy. 12 near Lolo. Free. Call 273-6264. Not to be confused with a hambone right, Lefty Lucy will be groovin’ and

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. Get drenched in blues juice when Bend, Oregon’s Eric Tollefson Band plays blues and Americana with openers Polecat at the Top Hat at 10 PM. $8/$6 advance plus fees at Ear Candy Music or online at tophatmissoula.com.

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The UM Honor Society and Lucky Strike bowling alley are sponsoring a fundraiser for breast cancer patient support. The event will raise


money for the Compassion Fund at St. Pat’s hospital with the Strike donating 50% of the day’s take to the cause. Call Jamie at (661) 877-5061. Relax into your own creative expression and personal story in a nurturing environment during Turning the Wheel Heart Dance Workshop, which is facilitated by TTW founder Alana Shaw, features live music and runs from 10 AM–4 PM at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. $60. Visit ddcmontana.com for more info. Toss one back to support the maintenance of the Como Lake area trails for nordic skiing and other outdoor activities when the Bitter Root Brewery, 101 Marcus St. in Hamilton, presents a Como Trails Club Pint Night that runs from 11:30 AM– 7 PM. Free to attend, with 50 cents of each beer sold donated to the club. Visit comotrailsclub.weebly.com. Bring your bearded bard down for the goat circus and stay for the children’s maze when the Old Flynn Ranch, 2298 Tipperary Way, presents a Fall Family Festival, which also features a storybook trail, wool spinning, cider making and other activities, from 1–5 PM. $15 families/$5 adults/$3 children. Call 360-4870. 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. Bring your bear suit and get wild during the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, which hits Glacier Discovery Square, 540 Nucleus Ave. in Columbia Falls, from 2–4 PM. Call 892-1363 for pricing. Go ahead and ask Alice what the dormouse said when the Alpine Kids! Theatre Project presents a performance of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, at 2 PM and again at 7 PM at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Second St. in Whitefish. $12/$7 children 12 and under. Call 862-SHOW for tickets for visit alpinetheatreproject.org. We can do it! This and every Sun. through October, come to Ladies’ Night at Freecycles from 2–6 PM to learn to build and fix bikes plus hang out with other chicks, 732 S. First St. W. Encore showing of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena at The Roxy. Performed by the Met and beamed to Missoula so you can avoid all that big city traffic. 4 PM. $20.

nightlife 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. Reading out loud is fundamental when the UM MFA students pair up with esteemed writers in the community for the Second Wind Reading Series, 5 PM at the Top Hat. This week features Josh Fomon and Nathan Yrizzary. Free. MCT Community Theatre presents Dracula, suckers. Find out what happens when a notorious sanguisuge moves next door to your sanitorium. 200

N. Adams. 2 PM, $17 and 6:30 PM, $15 for kids, $19 for adults. mctinc.org Close out the weekend in style with $4 martinis from 7:30 PM to midnight and live jazz & djs during Jazz Martini Night. Free. Live jazz starts at 8 PM with the Trevor Riddle Experience and continues with the D.R. Trio. Jazz luminaries Squid Pro Quo plan to take you on a musical journey every other Sunday at the Badlander, starting 9 PM and always free.

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Hunters and home cooks alike can find great value in the Pig Butchery Class offered by the Heirloom Project and given by PDXers Adam Sappington and Camas Davis. $225. 1–5 PM or 5–9 PM. Time and place to be determ i n e d . L i m i t o f 12 s t u d e n t s . project.heirloom@gmail.com.

Feel the lactose love shooting out your ears during another installment of Milkcrate Monday’s with the Milkcrate Mechanic and friends, which this week features DJs O5ir5, Logisticalone and Mike Stolin playing various styles of electronic music, starting at 9 PM. Free, with free pool and $6 pitchers of PBR. Cavort with the nearest bony substance when outlaw country outfit Coffin Hunter (which features members of the legendary thrash metal band Exodus) drinks your whiskey and blows your mind with a set during its “Honky Tonk from Hell Tour” at 9 PM at the Badlander. California honky tonkers The Cheatin’ Hearts open, along with local musician Aran Buzzas. Free.

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Backcountry newbies and vets alike can learn about avalanches and avalanche awareness when the West Central Montana Avalanche Center gives a spiel on sliding snow at REI. 6:30 PM. Free. I don’t know what you put in your Hu Hot but I look forward to you putting on your best Mongolian warlord gear at Hu Hot’s 2nd annual Dress Like Genghis Day. It’s simple, dress like one of the most despicably violent killers of all-time and you get a free meal. 3521 Brooks.

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. Listen to rational musicians converse with their instruments at the UM Student Chamber Music Recital. UM Music Recital Hall. 2:10 and 7:30 PM. Free.

nightlife Hunters and home cooks alike can find find great value in the Pig Butchery Class offered by the Heirloom Project given by PDXers Adam Sappington and Camas Davis. $225. Place to be determined. Limit of 12 students. project.heirloom@gmail.com.

nightlife It’s like to 90s down at the Lucky Strike, $1.50 PBR and Miller tall boys, $2 Coors and Bud Lights, so you may as well karaoke some Ugly Kid Joe at 9 PM. Get a glimpse into a global community that’s committed to comprehensive human intelligence that benefits ourselves and the world during an Introduction to Balanced View, a meeting that begins at 6:30 PM at the Red Willow Center, 825 W. Kent St. $5-$20 suggested donation. Visit balancedview.org. Yes! Yes! Word! REI is holding a Basic Ski and Snowboard Maintenance workshop which will help you shred the gnar in the kindest fashion. Leave your boards at home for this one. 6:30 PM. Free. If you think you’re so great, why not prove it and audition for a role in local musician Amy Martin’s new postapocalyptic musical set inside a big box store? Actors and musicians of all stripes needed. MCT Center for Performing Arts, Rm. 301. 7 PM. Get some much needed spiritual guidance at Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in Hamilton at their Spiritual Discussion Group, this Monday with Dave Schultz. 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 Men’s Night. 2 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 542-1471 after 10 AM on Monday to sign up. SIN (Service Industry Night) with us on Mondays, featuring extra super drink specials for service industry folks. Bring your iPod and they’ll play your music. Every Monday 9 PM-close. Free.

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Mix choice beverages with and progressive politics during the return 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.

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Help shape the future of public transportation in Missoula by attending a planning meeting for the Mountain Line transit system. UC Room 332, 12–2 PM or at the Community Room at Southgate Mall, 6–8 PM. Free.

Cancer, Courage and Creativity is an 8week workshop for men and women experiencing the effects of cancer, 5:30–7:30 PM this and every Thu. at the Living Art Studio, 725 W. Alder #17. Free. Call 549-5329.

Destination Missoula is holding a Marketing Mixer at the Paws Up Resort for businesses interested in cooperative marketing. Transportation provided. 3:15–6:15 PM. Call 532-3250 to RSVP.

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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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. Zut Alors! French Happy Hour at The Red Bird means you can enjoy food and wine and speak the French without embarrassment, unless you’re Québécois. 6 PM. Florence Building. Throw your jazz hands in the air and join Chris Duparri and Ruthie Dada every Tuesday evening for a 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 children’s groups. Free. Call 543-6691. Make dangly earrings out of precious metal clay over at Stumptown Art Studio using clay that is basically squeezable silver. Pretty sweet, right? 6:30–9 PM. stumptownartstudio.org. 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 is a group of kittens called? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.) Slip through Matti Sand’s warm embrace when he plays tunes at 8 PM at the Flathead Lake Brewing Co. of Missoula, 424 N. Higgins Ave. Free. Be an irie queen or king in the company of some heady mix masters when the Palace presents Royal Reggae Night, featuring DJs Supa J, General Smiley and Green spinning reggae, dancehall and hip hop remixes, starting at 9 PM. Free, with free pool. 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. The power of sweetly intoned vocals and folk music compels you when Los Angeles’ Eliza Rickman plays a set of alt folk during the Badlander’s Live and Local Night, with doors at 9 PM and the show at 10 PM. Free. Local folk group The Fat Cats of Augusta open. Join the wild rice crime syndicate by busting a groove to the psych rock/Afro-Columbian stylings of Oakland’s Antioquia when it plays the Top Hat at 10 PM. Cover TBA.

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Let someone else do the dishes this and every week for the Tuesday Night “Early” Dinner at the Elks Lodge, 112 N. Pattee St., 5:30 to 7 PM for $9 ($14.95 on the last Tues. of the month for prime rib). Membership not required. Call 54905423 by noon on Mon. to make reservations.

The Northern Rockies Rising Tide has weekly meetings this and every Tue. at at Freecycles, 732 S. First St. W. at 6:00 PM, where participants fight climate change through grassroots resistance.

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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 Secret. Did I mention erotic karaoke? No, cuz they don’t have that, just regular karaoke. Have a brew in support of the Missoula Ice Hounds, a local women’s hockey team, during a Kettlehouse Community Pint Night in support of the organization that runs from 5–8 PM at the Kettlehouse’s northside tap room, 313 N. First St. W. Free to attend, with 50 cents of every pint sold given to the organization. (Answer to Pub Trivia: Kindle or Litter). Find out which businesses are living their gimmick at the 7th Annual Sustainability Awards, sponsored by the Sustainable Business Council. Refreshments, awards and panel discussion. The Loft, 119 W. Main St. 5:30 PM. I bet you don’t know what cyclocross is, right? Well come watch some skinny dudes and ladies pedal bikes with skinny tires over and around some obstacles, some mud and some other competitors out at Ft. Missoula. Better yet, participate. Start time, 5:45 PM. $6 per race. USA Cycling license required. montanacycling.org. Cheers to learning how to speak eloquently in public and stuff! The Speechcraft program offered by Bitterroot Toastmasters Club offers six-weeks of instruction every Wed., 6:30–8 PM, Oct. 5–Nov. 9 at Perkins Restaurant, 1285 N. First St. in Hamilton. $60 includes a workbook. 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. The Missoula Patriots are bringing “lady of grace” Kitty Werthmann to town to “make comparisons with the nationalization of Austria [prior to WWII], and the attempted implementation of socialism happening in America today.” Guesthouse Inn Conference Center, 3803 Brooks. 7 PM. 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 Dave Schultz. Call 363-2939 with questions. Your search for that high, lonesome sound ends now, because the Old Post hosts a Pickin’ Circle this and every Wed. at 9 PM. Free. 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. Just don’t speak in acronyms during WTF Wednesdays and Ladies’ Night at Harry David’s Bar, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, where drink specials mix with music by The Tallest DJ in America every Wed. starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free.


The music is coming from inside the machine when the Palace hosts Harvest Kitties, a night of various styles of electronic music with Metatron, Illegitimate Children, DubBudda and Soundsiva, 9 PM. Free. Put on your trance pants and dance like you have earwigs in your socks when the Palace hosts Progressive, a night of progressive house, electro and trance tunes with DJs Marclee, Chunkiye, Dre and Jay Boogie, at 9 PM. Free. Also includes a progressive beer special (25 cent PBR drafts, starting @ 9pm, price goes up 25 cents every half hour). Have a heart to heart with the untz untz coming out of the speakers when the Top Hat presents MKVR, an night of house and electro tunes spun by locals at the Top Hat at 10 PM. Free.

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The Humane Society of Western Montana is collecting books through the end of October for its first Neu-ter-U book sale going on Nov. 1–15.

Money raised will go to they spay/neuter fund. Bring books to the shelter. 5930 Hwy. 93 S. Get your little sponges down to the MNHC’s miniNaturalists Pre-K Program so they can develop the necessary skills to cultivate a love of the outdoors. Kids ages 2–5 are welcome when accompanied by an adult. 10–11 AM. $1 for members, $3 for all others. montananaturalist.org.

nightlife Cut through the lactose and check out a Tibetan Butter Sculpture demonstration by visiting monk Lama Paljor, from 5–8 PM at China Woods Home and Garden, 716 N. Dickens St. Free. Call 550-2511. Montana Art and Framing presents Barbara Morrison’s Memento Mori Day of the Deadinspired mixed media sculpture and gouache paintings. Also exhibiting will be Christofer Autio’s Life in Oaxaca black and white photographs from Mexico and his video Weavers of Oaxaca. A closing reception is from 5 to 9 PM with lots of candy at 709 Ronan Street off of 6th Street in Missoula. Free. Call 541-7100. 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 Student. He’s the doctor and you’re the aural patient when David Boone plays folk from 6–8:30

SPOTLIGHT films of us If you wanted to start things out with a bang, you could go straight to the Roxy after work on Friday and start packing in the films at the CINE film fest. At 5 PM you can catch either The Man Who Stopped the Desert about an illiterate African farmer who ended up pioneering the fight against Connecting the Gems desertification. Or you can watch Butte, about the once “richest hill on earth,” which showcases old photographs and interviews with writers and miners. Now you’re on a roll.

WHAT: The CINE film fest’s Made in Montana Night WHERE: Roxy Theater WHEN: Fri., Oct. 21. Reception at 6:30 PM, films start at 7 PM. HOW MUCH: $40 all access pass/$30 full day/$7 per screening block ($5 students and $3 youth) MORE INFO: Got to wildlifefilms.org/festivals/mtcine for full schedule Next, catch a reception for an evening of films about Montana for Made in Montana Night, which starts at 6:30 PM. Lost Birds refers to the generation of American Indian children who were removed from their homes by state courts and welfare agencies up through 1978, stripped of their culture and families. This is an intimate look at one woman returning to the reservation after another woman goes missing. And then there’s Connecting the Gems, which earned a finalist award for the Made in Montana category, a short film by two National Geographic Adventurers who travel by foot to understand the routes of wild animals. It’s like literally walking in someone’s shoes to understand what the animals go through. Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana involves a 1924 poem by Eli Siegel being read over photographs and live action. And, finally, be again is an experimental narrative film by UM Prof Michael Murphy based on works by Samuel Beckett, dealing with issues of aging, identity, loss and the meaning of language. —Erika Fredrickson

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Have an art attack when the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford St. in Hamilton, presents a grand opening for the exhibit Taking Stock: A Study of Historic Agricultural Buildings in the Gallatin Valley, from 6–9 PM. Free. Call 363-3338 or visit brvhsmuseum.org. It’s already time for the Polytana October Potluck. Bring something to share or don’t and remember to be nice. 127 N. Higgins, 2nd Floor atrium. 6 PM. Free. Help shape the future of public transportation in Missoula by attending a planning meeting for the Mountain Line transit system. Holiday Inn downtown. 6–8 PM. Free. That old scrogger Andy Smetanka is at it again with a new program of stop-motion and scratch animation, chock full of rockin’ tunes and no dialogue. The evening’s special attraction: “The Miller’s Daughter,” a very naughty animated “erotic photoplay,” which was accepted last week for the Hump! 2011 DIY dirty movie festival in Seattle and Portland next month. The night also features City In Shadows and other Smetanka animated shorts. The Top Hat. 6 PM. $4. Authors Michael and Elizabeth M. Norman present a book signing and lecture for Tears in the Darkness, featuring special guest artist Ben Steele, at 7 PM in the Montana Theatre in UM’s PARTV Center. Free. Visit umt.edu/montanamuseum. Leisure suit plus beer goggles not required: Trivial Beersuit, Missoula’s trivia night for the layperson, begins with sign ups at 7:30 PM and trivia shortly thereafter at the Lucky Strike Bar & Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave. Includes prizes like a $50 bar tab, and trivia categories that change weekly. Free. E-mail Katie at kcgt27@gmail.com. Keep your fangs to yourself during the talk The Wolves and Moose of Isle Royale: What They Teach Us about Our Relationship to Nature, at 7:30 PM in Room 123 of UM’s Gallagher Business Building. Free. MCT Community Theatre presents, Dracula, suckers. Find out what happens when a notorious sanguisuge moves next door to your sanitorium. 200 N. Adams. 8 PM. mctinc.org. $21. Dance in a trance during another installment of Ecstatic Dance Missoula, a night of dancing and socializing featuring tunes by Djs Logisticalone and Tygerlily, from 8–11 PM at Inner Harmony Yoga, 214 E. Main St. $5-$10 suggested donation.

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Hold onto your trucker hats Missoula, ‘cause the Badlander’s got a new dance party in town. It’s called Prehab, and it’s bound to make you go bonkers on the dancefloor with sets of hip hop and electronic music from local Djs Kris Moon, Vyces and Hotpantz, plus $1 wells & $1 Pabst from 9 PM to midnight, starting at 9 PM. $2, or free with a promo coupon. First guy to sing “Witchy Woman” get’s it at Sunrise Saloon’s Rocking Karaoke at 9 PM. Free. I’m fixing to get really wobbly on the dancefloor when Fixing 2 plays at 9 PM at the Sunrise Saloon, 1100 block of Strand Ave. Free. Call 728-1559. Escape that electric blanket execution and soothe your soul with the sounds of local “blue-eyed soul rock” band Hell and High Water when it plays with TBA openers at 9 PM at the Palace. Free. Nate Hegyi, lead singer/songwriter of Wartime Blues, keeps the folk and Americana flowing freely when he plays with a rotating cast of friends this and every other Thu. at the Old Post, 103 W. Spruce St., at 10 PM. Free. Things have changed and so can you! Check out Dead Hipster Dance Party at its new location: Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com. You dress up like Noam Chomsky and I’ll dress up like Dr. Steve Brule when Seattle’s Blue Scholars brings its forward thinking brand of hip hop to the Top Hat at 10 PM. Seattle’s Bambu and Grynch open, along with locals Shaymlusy Elliterate. $15/$12 advance at the Top Hat or online at tophatmissoula.com.

The Calemandar would like to thank the Calendar Overlord for his assistance this week and intends to pay him back in delicious beer. As far as you people go, before winter sneaks up do yourself a few favors and put a sleeping bag, tire chains, some sand, flashlight, shovel, travel Scrabble and some beef jerky in your trunk. Please send your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Oct. 14 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternatively, snail mail your events to The Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax 543-4367. Find me also on twitter.com/#!/8DaysMissoula. Finally, you can submit things online in the arts section of our website. Scroll down a few inches and you’ll see a link that says, “submit an event.”


MOUNTAIN HIGH T here is a skiff of snow in the hills around Missoula, the Bitterroot and the Flathead, and the temperature has dropped below freezing in town, leaving us scrambling for that windshield scraper before driving to work. Not in the glove box, not in the trunk. Your driver’s license or a tape case will have to do. With a Panzer tank-like slot scratched away and numb fingertips gripping the wheel, it’s time to head to work. But, hey, we know the sun will reign during the days and runners will don tights and an array of hats; cyclists will look as ridiculous as ever in layers of spandex and lobster mitts. The trails in the hills will beckon to folks who take shelter dur-

ing the winter and want to dally for a few more days in the fall colors before ingesting seasons 1–14 of “Dallas” on Netflix and putting on nine pounds. That said, for some that bit of snow and the bite of cold mean one thing: hunting season. Oct. 22 is the opener of General Rifle Season (youth hunts begin Oct. 20). That means a whole lot more activity in the woods for the next five weeks. So before any conflicts arise, let’s all wear a little blaze orange, even if we aren’t hunting, and let’s be respectful of one another’s space. There’s plenty of room in them thar woods for all of us. —Jason McMackin

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 10 Mountains 10 Years is a climbing documentary about Enzo Simone screening at the Wilma with proceeds going to help raise funds for Parkinson’s disease resources. Pre-party at the Holiday Inn starts at 5 PM, documentary starts at 7 PM, followed by a Q&A with Simone and live music. $15/$12 students. Tickets available at GrizTix locations or at summitforparkinsons.org Camp Skip Out is exactly what is says it is. Kalispell kids can fool around at the pool or go bowling and, most importantly, play corn bingo from 7:30–5:30 Thurs. and Fri. $25 per day/$20 with resident 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 Student. Oh, you don’t know how to make a tiara out of the natural materials in the garden? No big D, head on over to the Woodland Fairy and Elf Costume Workshop underneath the big silver water tower at Fort Missoula. Bring the kids or don’t. I know you. I know how you are. You want your own tiara. $5 for supplies. Please register at montananaturalist.org. Like it or not winter is coming (like it), so you newbie bicycle commuters may want to go to REI’s Basics of Cold Weather Commuting class and get the lowdown on staying comfy and smug as you pedal to and from work each day. 6:30–8 PM. Free.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 The Montana Natural History Center invites pros and amateurs alike to the Upper Gold Creek Fall Photography Workshop. Bring your own digital or old school camera. $35 members/$45 all others. Call 327-0405 to register. In fact, Gary, our town’s wonderful trails don’t magically molt and remain darn spiffy year-round. Indeed, Gary, if you use them, you ought to do the socially

responsible thing and help maintain them. Here is your chance: Friends of the M Trail and Run Wild Missoula will hold a volunteer M Trail maintenance day on Mount Sentinel. Volunteers are welcome to drop in for any amount of time. Crews will build a stair structure at switchback No. 6 on the trail and pull weeds in other areas. Lunch at noon. Volunteers who plan to attend during the lunch hour are asked to RSVP by calling (410) 353-1944.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23 We can do it! This and every Sun. through October, come to Ladies’ Night at Freecycles from 2–6 PM to learn to build and fix bikes plus hang out with other chicks, 732 S. First St. W.

MONDAY OCTOBER 24 Yes! Yes! Word! REI is holding a Basic Ski and Snowboard Maintenance workshop which will help you shred the gnar in the kindest fashion. Leave your boards at home for this one. 6:30 PM. Free.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 Backcountry newbies and vets alike can learn about avalanches and avalanche awareness when the West Central Montana Avalanche Center gives a spiel on sliding snow at REI. 6:30 PM. Free.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26 I bet you don’t know what cyclocross is, right? Well come watch some skinny dudes and ladies pedal bikes with skinny tires over and around some obstacles, some mud and some other competitors out at Ft. Missoula. Better yet, participate. Start time, 5:45 PM. $6 per race. USA Cycling license required. montanacycling.org. calendar@missoulanews.com

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Seeing music Taking Aim captures what we love about rock and roll by Bob Wire

What is rock and roll? Is it Eddie Van Halen striking a guitar-god pose, satin pants gleaming in the spotlight while he unleashes his ferocious guitar alchemy? Is it Janis Joplin, alone and pensive on a backstage couch, tenderly clutching a bottle of Southern Comfort like a lover? Is it Robert Plant in his bare-chested prime, his blond mane glowing ethereal gold and orange as he threatens the crowd with the bulge in his jeans? The answer is yes. It’s also Alice Cooper in thigh-high cheetah print boots, Neko Case in a convertible, Kurt Cobain sprawled on a drum kit and Debbie Harry in her underwear. It’s Fugazi and Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Marley and the Notorious B.I.G. It’s both Elvises. These artists and dozens more are represented in the killer collection of rock photography currently on display at Bozeman’s Museum of the Rockies. Taking Aim comprises nearly one hundred photos selected by famous musician Graham Nash, who is a gifted photographer in his own right. I saw the poster for the exhibit when I took my family to the Museum in April, and as a devotee and practitioner of rock and roll, I began to drool immediately. Nothing has come along to change the world—certainly not my world—in the last 60 years like rock and roll. The music, the culture, the attitude and the imagery—I love it all. Here was an exhibit of photographs that promised to show the visual history of rock with the reverence it deserves, as selected by one of its survivors from the front lines. I wrote the opening date on my calendar with a pen and planned a little road trip. Janis was belting “Piece of My Heart” on the radio as I pulled into the Museum’s parking lot on a bluebird lateSeptember morning. I walked into the large hall, and “Parasite” by KISS was blasting from the ceiling speakers. I had to hand it to the museum—from the chirping frogs of the previous exhibit to a growling Paul Stanley, that’s a pretty ballsy jump. The music continued: Queen, The Stooges, Prince, The Who. This was foreground, not background music. Suddenly, I had a huge grin on my face. At first, I nixed the audio tour, preferring to absorb it at my own pace, as I’d done at Graceland a few years back.

Big mistake. After half an hour of drifting from photo to photo, I met Jean Conover, the Museum’s marketing director. She told me that Nash himself had done the audio narrative, and it was worth a listen. Had she not gently intervened, I would have missed out on a huge aspect of the experience. A lot of the subjects in the exhibit are friends of Nash’s, and his personal insights and photographer’s perspective make it a multimedia feast. The sequence of the photos lends potency to this mother lode of rock history. In particular, that shot of Janis, looking vulnerable and lost on that backstage couch, contrasts with a powerful photo of her singing at the opening of Fillmore East in 1968. Elliott Landy’s sexy shot captures the fiery Texas spirit and soul of this beautiful mess, her eyes closed and fist clenched as she belts it out as though she knows her days are numbered. Nash reminds us in the audio that his band, The Hollies, was named after Buddy Holly. In Lew Allen’s shot of Holly on a tour bus in 1958, the bespectacled rocker looks young, innocent and full of wide-eyed promise. How could anyone have known the impact he would have on rock and roll in his short life? The pair of tribute albums released just this year is a testament to the enduring quality of his songs. To look back more than 50 years into the teenaged face of Holly at the beginning of his meteoric rise is thrilling and a little spooky. Also spooky is Jürgen Vollmer’s widely seen shot of John Lennon standing in a doorway, while the blurry images of the other Beatles (including original bassist Stu Sutcliffe) walk by. The 1961 photo was used as the cover of Lennon’s 1975 album Rock ’n’ Roll. The effect is eerie, perhaps even more so than Annie Leibovitz’s iconic shot of a nude Lennon curled around a black-clad Yoko Ono, taken just hours before he was shot to death in 1980. “I wonder how many great songs he had in his head that we’ll never get to hear,” Nash muses. Lennon’s influence spans generations. While I was there a 30-ish dad was leading his young son through the exhibit, and he explained to his boy who Yoko Ono was. “In my opinion, she ruined him,” he said. His son pointed to a photo of Sid Vicious, smeared with blood from selfinflicted cuts. “Sometimes people get stupid,” said Dad.

I’ll bet that young father’s favorite photo of the exhibit was the same as mine, and it’s not of a rock star at all. Captured in a working class London neighborhood by Mick Rock, “Dude ’72” is a fantastic shot of a young boy brandishing a homemade cardboard guitar, the legs of his denim bell-bottoms spread wide as he apes his favorite rocker. He has one arm raised overhead, pointing to the heavens, while his dark mullet and makeup-smeared eyelids testify to his rock and roll cred. Eyes squeezed shut and mouth stretched wide in a yawp of pure joy, the kid is bursting with as much rock and roll power and passion as any of the legends on display in this remarkable, moving exhibit. Rock on, young dude. Rock on. The Taking Aim exhibit at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman continues through Jan. 15, 2012. Go to museumoftherockies.org for more information. arts@missoulanews.com

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Noise Noise Noise is going to break my heart by breaking up. The last record (or so they say, but I don’t want to believe it) from the Billings garage, pop-punk group is an ironclad collection of songs for people who like the Ramones, Murder City Devils and maybe Wolf Mother. Not that Noise Noise Noise sounds like these bands, but they do embrace a certain amount of whoa-whoa! pop-punk, woven in with desperate-sounding gang vocals belted out like warrior battle cries. “You’re Good, You’re Great” and “It’s Only Getting Worse” are deliciously hyperactive nuggets that clock in at less than a minute each. “Cover Your Eyes” feels like

the Beach Boys coked up (oh, wait…) and “Trick Doves” is epic with its galloping riffs and menacing bassline. I don’t know what happens exactly in that last song, but I’m pretty sure the band manages to slay some dragons and uncover buried treasure. Ironically, “Accidental Camouflage” has a slowpaced flatness that makes it disappear within the context of much more exciting tracks. That’s okay, because that song alone is eons better than the mountains of bloodless music I get in my inbox marked “indie rock.” Goodbye, Noise Noise Noise. I hope you get reincarnated soon. (Erika Fredrickson)

MONDAY Coffin Hunter Part of the fun of being a country fan who does not like most country music lies at the borders of the genre —the Mojo Nixons, the Robbie Fulkses, the occasional Butthole Surfers. A country song is a great place for weird people to do weird stuff, and Coffin Hunter is weird. It combines sprightly bluegrass banjo with the rhythm section of a honky-tonk band to cover the usual themes: driving, drinking, drinking and driving. These subjects are addressed in Jack Gibson’s

John Heart Jackie You shouldn’t go another day without hearing “Women and Money” by Portland, Ore.-based John Heart Jackie. The title, which is also the title for the duo’s 2009 EP, evokes a bad country song, but that’s misleading. It’s really a folk song with full, pretty vocals, sparkly finger-picking and candid lyrics like “I fear that the things that you got ain’t the things I need to survive” and “If you’re afraid to die, I don’t blame you, you have nothing to run to.” There is no John or Jackie. Jennie Wayne and Peter Murray are the two musicians behind this project, and on their best songs they combine Townes Van Zandt’s storytelling with the ambience of a hornless Beirut. “Careless Love” might have the most obvious lyrics, but

Eliza Rickman Our modern world has settled on two instruments to best accompany the soul singer: bass and toy piano. Eliza Rickman is of the toy piano variety. Her limber voice reaches effortlessly into the upper registers, but she sounds most comfortable as a contralto. That’s where her vibrato turns into a growl, and the restrained force of her melodies most striking-

vocals, which follow a sleepy, spoken cadence that can only be described as rapping. As an album, it turns grating fast. As a show, it’s probably rad. Gibson is better known as the bassist for the thrash-metal band Exodus. Based on the number of tube tops that appear on stage with him, he’s having a lot of fun with Coffin Hunter. The music is danceable but derivative, and the lyrics are clever but jokey. Here is Americana as remembered by people who learned about it from Merle Haggard: alcoholism and knife fights and leaving town, quantized in four-minute story raps. You’ll like it if you like the C.W. McCall song “Convoy,” ironically or otherwise. (Dan Brooks) Coffin Hunter plays the Badlander Monday, Oct. 24, on its Honky Tonk from Hell tour with The Cheatin’ Hearts and local musician Aran Buzzas. Free.

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First, is it just me, or does Ivan Doig have a blurb husband who disparages her short stories for always on every book jacket published in or around or about putting him in a negative light, a paranoid professor Montana? How does he have the time to read so much under the assumption that homosexuals are instigatwhile actually writing books? Is Doig, like Homer, a col- ing a coup to take over the college and a fatal ramlection of voracious people clumped together under page on the night streets of Havre. one name? This isn’t really the place to go into that, but Blew escapes the pitfalls of idealizing her life on the back of Mary Clearman Blew’s This Is Not the Ivy by rooting around in the debris of failure and League, Doig had this to heartbreak, and snatchsay: Her “episodes… are ing at the frail threads as sharp and illuminating of identity that are conas chain lightning on the cealed there. Some great American prairie.” might object to her Whether or not you agree, pseudo-truthful custom the image of chain lightof recording what may ning cutting through flat or should have hapland is an adroit one. If pened. But Blew always you’re expecting a typical prefaces these stories Montana memoir, you with subtle disclaimers won’t find it here. that make it even more The author of All But honest. In the end, the Waltz and Jackalope these stories are too Dreams, Blew is the recipgood to be judged by ient of two Montana their literal truth. Blew Awards in the Humanities. could minutely describe In her third published slicing a piece of fruit memoir, she continues and I would listen her trajectory of cogent attentively. writing, sardonic observaDid I mention how tion and blatant honesty. funny this book is? Well, Blew writes: “Memories it’s very funny, and could break in pieces, scatter. be read on that basis Which have reassembled alone. Skewering her themselves in the wrong This Is Not the Ivy League associates and detailing order, which have been Mary Clearman Blew the overt chauvinism of lost?” And her book is Hardcover, University of Nebraska Press academia in the 1970s (she unquestionably about the 224 pages, $24.95 was commonly referred to scattered fragments of the as “that woman with the past, where they have gone and why. In the process, PhD”), Blew’s entertaining vignettes are both sour and she manages to redefine the purpose of writing a mem- surreal. This Is Not the Ivy League is best when situated oir; namely, to search for the purpose of writing mem- around the Hi-Line university and its all-consuming oir. Linear narrative is secondary to both the anecdote conflict, where “faculty offices buzzed with plots, and the maybes inherent in trying to remember how rumors, counterplots, all at the deepest level of seriousexactly she arrived at this point. She’s able to dissolve ness.” Every characterization, instead of being mere the contrasts between Then and Now. caricature, is nuanced, hilarious and ultimately tragic. Spending most of her words looking back at her From founding a subterranean theater beneath Cowan time as a professor and, later, Dean of English (and, Hall to trying to retain the school’s faltering accreditasurprisingly, head of the nursing department) at tion, Blew’s flashbacks shift from starkly painful to Northern Montana University in Havre (now laugh-out-loud. This mostly academically oriented University of Montana-Northern), Blew chronicles memoir is a highly original page-turner, that belongs her love-hate relationship with nearly everything: her somewhere alongside the bittersweet satires of husbands, her colleagues, her environment and her- Kingsley Amis and the agitated campus scheming of self. The eye-catching title is derived from a common Nabokov’s Pnin (a similarly inventive romp through response from colleagues to a teacher who liked to the silly intrigues of higher education). This is a candid begin his sentences with, “At Yale, we used to…”, and onrushing of nebulous memories, scholastic grief and the fiery riposte is a fitting reflection of Blew’s own the solitary musing of the writer and the mother. It’s an renegade tone, transforming academic in-fighting unusual approach to nonfiction: an autobiography into a gripping account. Except for a prelude of Blew written by a reliably unreliable narrator. “All stories as a daughter, a scholar and eventually a mother, and deserve conclusions,” Blew writes, “even if life does not her current stint at the University of Idaho, her expe- supply them.” Strangest of all, it’s Blew’s very unreliariences are restricted to the Hi-Line and all the weird- bility that makes This is Not the Ivy League so thorness and distress she encountered there. oughly absorbing. Blew’s storytelling is fine-tuned to burn unforgettable images into the reader’s brain: There is the arts@missoulanews.com


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Given its pedigree, British creation Attack the Block arrived in theaters with surprisingly little fanfare or promotion, at least here in the States. Why would a film produced by the same team that brought us the sharp satires Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz arrive under this cover of darkness, almost as if there is something to be embarrassed about? The easy answer is that it’s not good, but that’s too simplistic. Attack the Block isn’t terrible, but it is a gigantic mess of a film that squanders countless opportunities to make us laugh and scream. In an attempt to mix social satire with a B-movie horror plot, the end result

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is neither funny nor particularly scary. And while I can tepidly applaud the effort to combine the two, this is a film that I will forget before the week is out. The brilliant comic duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, whom we’ve become accustomed to seeing in these films, is only half present here, and Frost is only a bit player in a small stoner role in which he still manages to elicit more laughs than anyone else. The rest of the cast is mainly unknown teenagers playing a band of neighborhood thugs who all live in a low-class London apartment complex. Attack the Block unfolds over the course of one night after our group of hoodlums discovers and proceeds to quickly kill an alien that has fallen out of the sky like a meteor. So far, so good; the immediate reaction of the teenagers to chase after an extraterrestrial that has tried to bite one of them, instead of, say, reporting the UFO to authorities, feels like an authentic scene. That they would then haul the alien corpse around town to show it off to friends makes it that much better. But from

there, just as dozens of other alien meteors start dropping out of the sky, the film begins its slow and disheartening collapse as the gang of adolescents makes it their mission to defend the block. It’s a shame because the teenagers, led by Moses (John Boyega), are an endearing group of kids, despite their criminal tendencies. When they mug a young woman (Jodie Whittaker) in the film’s first scene, it’s easy to see that they’re as scared of what they’re doing as she is of what’s being done to her. As a 15-year-old who could pass for a 20-something, Boyega plays a troubled soul with ease. Unbeknownst to him, Moses is also covered with female alien pheromones as a result of his initial contact with the E.T. That’s a problem because A) the aliens apparently only sent one female to earth and now she’s dead and B) the dozens of male aliens that proceeded to fall out of the sky would very much like to find her. This explains why in a city of seven million people, the pack of aliens is on a mission to find just one. It’s a scary premise that never pans out. The special effects folks must shoulder some of the blame here. The female alien is creepy; as Frost’s character Ron says, she looks like the result of a “monkey that fucked a fish.” The males, however, are basically shaggyhaired black bears with glow-inthe-dark teeth and Spiderman’s ability to climb buildings. This might be funny if the film didn’t insist on taking a more serious and dark route. If you’re going to play it straight, I need a seriouslooking alien that’s going to give me nightmares. Attack the Block never really figures out how it wants to play it, with director Joe Cornish unwilling to commit fully to either a satire or an alien thriller. The teenage redemption story is weak because it’s impossible to buy the premise that these were bad kids to begin with and not just scared little punks; the alien story suffers from a lack of suspense (if we’ve learned one thing from great alien films, it’s that less is more when it comes to screen time for the critters); and whatever comedy angle there is never gets more than two feet off the ground before sputtering back to earth. We really could have used some Simon Pegg. If you want teenagers fighting aliens, go rent Super 8, one of last summer’s best films and one that won’t leave your lofty expectations high and dry. It’s a film that, without trying, contains more laughs than Attack the Block could ever dream of. Attack the Block continues at the Wilma.

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Carmike 10: 1:15, 4:10, 7 and 9:30. Mon.–Thu: No 1:15 show. Stadium 14: Fri.–Sun: 12:05, 2:35, 4:55, 7:20 and 9:40, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1:30, 4:10, 7:20 and 9:40. ATTACK THE BLOCK If you loved Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, here’s another film from the same producers, which tells the story of inner-city London kids getting attacked my aliens, presumably with some hilarious consequences. The Wilma: Nightly at 7

DRIVE Here is a film about a stunt driver, played by Ryan Gosling, that seems to take itself deathly seriously, what with the Godfather-esque music and the constant suggestion of faces being flattened by hammers. Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman also star. Carmike 10: Fri.–Tue: 7 and 9:15. Tue.–Thu.: 4, 7 and 9:40. Village 6: Fri: 4:20, 7:30 and 9:55. Sat: 1:20, 4:20, 7:30 and 9:55. Sun: 1:20, 4:20 and 7:30. Mon.–Thu: 4:20 and 7:30. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:45, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:30. Stadium 14: Fri–Sun: 6:50 and 9:25, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. ESMERALDA Esmeralda is playing for one morning only at the Carmike 10 on Sun. Oct. 9 at 9 AM. FOOTLOOSE Everybody cut, everybody cut in line to catch this remake of a movie about a kid who isn’t allowed to dance and the tractor that loves him. I hope he can return that love. Carmike 10: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40. Mon.–Thu: No 1 PM show. Village 6 Fri: 4, 7 and 9:40. Sat: 1, 4, 7 and 9:40. Sun: 1. 4. 7. Mon.–Thu: 4, 7. Stadium 14: 12:15, 1:15, 3:15, 4:15, 6, 7, 9, 9:40. with Fri. and Sat. showings at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8:40, 9:40. Pharoahplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Mountain: 2, 4:30, 7, 9:10. Mountain: 4, 7, 9:15.

We’ll see you at the Ren Faire, ladies. The Three Musketeers opens Friday at the Carmike 10, Pharaohplex and Stadium 14.

THE MIGHTY MACS No gym, no unis, no hope. Ahh, the coach of these Catholic school girls has a Sixth Man in her back pocket by the name of Faith. Fri.–Sun: 12:00, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20 and 9:30, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1:25, 4:15, 7:05 and 9:30. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 Sisters befriend a ghost in 1988. Perhaps the ghost will take them to a David Lee Roth concert. Carmike 10: 1:10, 4:05, 7:35 and 9:50. Village 6: Fri: 4, 7 and 9:35. Sat. and Sun: 1, 4,7 and 9:15. Mon.–Thu: 4 and 7. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9 pm show on Sun. Showboat: 4,7 and 9. Special Midnight show on Thu. Stadium 14: Fri.–Sun: 12:10, 2:25, 4:45 and 9:30, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1:25 4, 7:05 and 9:30. THREE MUSKETEERS Three down-on-their-luck French swordsmen and a lady intend to keep Europe from all-out war, but what of romantic entanglements, hmm? Carmike 10: 1:30, 4:40, 7:25 and 10. Stadium 14: Fri–Sun: 12:20, 3:30, 7 and 9:30, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon–Thu: 1, 3:45, 7 and 9:40. In 3D: Carmike 10: 1:15, 4:20, 7:05 and 9:40. Pharoahplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 pm show on Sun.

NOW PLAYING 50/50 50/50 refers to the odds Joseph Gordon-Levitt has of beating the cancer he’s been diagnosed with at 27, but his buddy Seth Rogan and his therapist Anna Kendrick are going to help him through it. I love Levitt so much! I hope he makes it.

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and 9, but on Fri., Oct. 21, at 9 PM only. Sat. matinees at 1 and 3. 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 movie seems to be about fatherhood. Alex Kendrick directs, writes and stars. Carmike 10: 1, 4, 7 and 10. Mon–Thu: no 1 PM show. Stadium 14: Fri.–Sun: 12:20, 3:30, 6:35 and 9:25, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1, 3:50, 6:45 and 9:35. DOLPHIN TALE This inspirational saga of a boy who builds a dolphin a prosthetic tail and teaches everyone around him to love again is family-friendly and heartwarming. Pardon me, I’m not made of wood. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd star. Wait, it’s in 3D. I take it all back. Carmike 10: 6:45 and 9:15. in 2D: 1 and 4. Mon.–Thu: No 1 PM show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: in 2D: 6:50 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show. Entertainer in Ronan: 4, 7, 9:15. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:45, 4:15, 7 and 9:30. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun: 12:45, 3:45, 7 and 9:35, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu: 1:10, 4:05, 7 and 9:35. DREAM HOUSE Dream House, viewers will come to learn, is a somewhat facetious title, the meaning of which is layered and many, in this horror film starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, plus a couple of creepy little girls for good measure. Village 6: Fri: 4:10, 7:20 and 9:50. Sat: 1:30, 4:10 and 7:20. Sun: 1:30, 4:10 and 7:20. Mon.–Thu: 4:10 and 7:20. Stadium 14: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight.

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THE HELP It’s 1962 in Mississippi and Emma Stone has forged an unlikely friendship with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, social conventions be damned! Tate Taylor writes and directs. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri.–Sun.: 12:10, 3:15, 6:15 and 9:15, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon.–Thu.: 1:15, 4:10 and 7:45. HIGHER GROUND In her directorial debut, Vera Farmiga stars as woman who starts questioning her faith. Sure it’s the1960s and questioning authority is happening everywhere, but in some tight-knit spiritual communities it’s just not done. The Wilma: Nightly at 7 and 9, but on Fri., Oct. 21, at 7 PM only. Sat. matinees at 1 and 3. THE IDES OF MARCH Beware the ides of winter in October! George Clooney directs and stars in a political thriller about campaign nuttiness, along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ryan Gosling and a million other academy hopefuls. Carmike 10: 1, 4, 7 and 9:30. Mon–Thu: No 1 PM show. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri–Sun: 12:05, 2:30, 5, 7:25 and 9:45, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon–Thu: 1:20, 4, 7 and 9:30. MONEYBALL Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill have a computer logarithm and a vision to turn the Oakland A’s into a winning team. Nobody believes in them and everything goes wrong, but then the music changes and maybe they will win after all? Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) has a writing credit! Carmike 10: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10. Mon.–Thu: no 1:10 show. Pharaohplex in Hamilton: 6:45 and 9:10, with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 3 and no 9:10 show on Sun. Mountain in Whitefish: 1:30, 4, 6:45 and 9:15. Stadium 14 in Kalispell: Fri–Sun: 12:15, 3:15, 6:20 and 9:20, with Fri. and Sat. shows at midnight. Mon–Thu: 1, 3:50, 6:40 and 9:35. REAL STEEL Finally! It’s the live-action Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em film that nobody’s been waiting for! Hugh Jackman hangs out in the near future as a father who wins his son’s love by leading an underdog robot to the championship. Carmike 10: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 and

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you have been resisting the command to go deeper, now is the time to surrender. If you have been hoping that the pesky little voice in your head will shut up and stop bugging you to get more involved, you’d better stop hoping. If you’ve been fantasizing about how to escape the growing pressure to give more of yourself, I suggest that instead you fantasize about how you could intensify your commitments. The time has come to explore what has been missing and what needs more love. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Did you know it is illegal to break into prison? That was the charge leveled against a Georgia man, Harry Jackson, who was arrested as he tried to sneak back into the jail from which he had escaped only a short time before. During his brief taste of freedom, Jackson allegedly stole 14 packs of cigarettes from a nearby store. Maybe that was his intention from the beginning—to do an errand and return “home.” Please don’t be like him in the coming weeks, Taurus. If you do manage to spring yourself from a trap or bust out of your servitude (and I expect you will do just that), don’t come crawling back later and beg to be allowed back in. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): As I was meditating on your horoscope this afternoon, I gazed out my window at the creek flowing nearby. The tide was coming in, which meant that the current was surging swiftly south. Row upon row of small waves were coursing through the water. Then I spied a lone duck swimming north against the tide. I couldn’t imagine what her motivation was. Why not just relax and float downstream? She wasn’t in a hurry and wasn’t in the least flustered. Ever forward she went, determined to push on. And then it struck me, as I thought of your current astrological omens, that her approach would also suit you quite well right now. Go steadily and casually against the flow, Gemini.



CANCER (June 21-July 22): Herbert Kitchener served as the British Consul-General in Egypt early last century. He wasn’t impressed with the creativity of the ancient nation’s art. “I can’t think much of the people who drew cats the same for 4,000 years,” he remarked. Is there an equivalent to this lack of development in your own life, Cancerian? Among your own activities, are there any whose history has shown no progression? Did you reach a certain skill level in some area of your life and then stop pushing to improve? This would be an excellent time to identify that knot of excess stability, and then get started on dissolving it.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I’m not warning you to cut down on all the leaping and cavorting you’ve been doing lately; I’m just saying that maybe you should add some ballast to your foundation and some gravitas to your demeanor. And I don’t mean to guilt-trip you into toning down your lust to connect with everyone and everything that tickles your synapses. But I do suggest you consider the possibility that beginning very soon variety will not be quite as spicy as it has been; your deft zigzags may need to be carried out with gentler zigs and slightly more cautious zags.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The autocorrect feature sometimes distorts the text messages people send on their smart phones. It tries to fix supposedly misspelled words that aren’t really misspelled, thereby creating awkward variations that can cause a ruckus when they’re received, like changing “I don’t want to leave” to “I don’t want to live.” Damn You, Autocorrect! is a book documenting some of the most outrageous examples, many NSFW. Be vigilant for metaphorical versions of this wayward autocorrect phenomenon, Virgo. Be sure that in your efforts to make things better, you don’t render them worse or weird. Consider the possibility that stuff is fine just the way it is.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Meraki is a Greek word that refers to the bliss you feel when you’re engaged in a task that’s important to you and that you’re doing really well. It’s your theme right now, Libra. According to my reading of the astrological omens, everything’s in place for you to experience meraki in abundance. Furthermore, that’s exactly what your destiny is pushing for. So please get out there and do everything you can to cooperate: Make this a meraki-filled week.



SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your nightly dreams provide useful clues about your waking life. They can show you hidden patterns and unconscious motivations that your daytime mind hasn’t noticed. On rare occasions, they may even offer more literal guidance. That’s what happened for David Brown, a British man who one morning woke up from a dream of seeing a mysterious phone number. As an experiment, he sent a text message to that very number: “Did I meet you last night?” Michelle Kitson, the stranger on the other end, responded with a text, and then Brown texted back. More exchanges ensued, followed by a face-to-face encounter, and eventually the two were married. I can’t guarantee anything quite as dramatic for you, Scorpio, but I do expect your dreams will be unusually helpful.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In addition to reading your astrological omens, I did a Tarot reading, consulted the I Ching, and threw the runes. They all gave me the same message: The coming week would be a good time for you to spend quality time mulling over the Biggest Mystery of Your Life. It’s not mandatory that you do so. You won’t cause a disaster if you refuse. Still, wouldn’t it be fun? Life is inviting you to get re-excited about your personal version of the quest for the Holy Grail. Your future self is calling and calling and calling for you to dive into the ancient riddle you’ve been working on since before you were born. The mists are parting.



CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In Sue Allison’s theater piece “Lies I’ve Told,” two actors take turns telling each other some classic whoppers. Here are a few: 1. “It would be no trouble at all.” 2. “This will only take a second.” 3. “I didn’t get your message.” 4. “I have no idea how that got here.” 5. “I thought you said ‘the 16th.’” 6. “Would I lie to you?” See if you can avoid fibs like those, Capricorn. I’m not asking you to be a superstar of candor—that’s unrealistic—but I do encourage you to cut back on white lies and casual dishonesties as much as possible. This is a time when you really need to know the whole truth and nothing but. And the best way to work toward that goal is to be forthright yourself. That’s how karma operates.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Last June, Northern California artist Mary Sobrina Kuder did a gallery show of her paintings. She called it “Offerings of Grace and Mischief.” That would be an excellent title for the story of your life in the coming week, Aquarius. I believe that you will be receiving offerings of grace and mischief, and I hope you will also be making such offerings. For best results, remember this: The grace and mischief are not contradictory or at odds. In fact, they need each other and belong together.



PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do you realize how many connections to remote places you have? Are you aware of how routinely you are touched by distant events? As science writer David Bodanis reminds us, “We inhale many hundreds of particles in each breath we take. Salt crystals from ocean whitecaps, dust scraped off distant mountains, micro bits of cooled magma blown from volcanoes, and charred microfragments from tropical forest fires.” I urge you to use that as your metaphorical theme this week, Pisces. Let your imagination run free as you renew your connections with faraway sources of nourishment. Revivify your intimacy with departed influences that continue to define you. Dream about the tantalizing future.

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AUCTIONS AUCTION 10/29/11 HELENA; Nice smaller haying equipment, shop items, livestock items, 2002 Silverado 4x4, Kawasaki ATV, JD 3020 and many, many more items. www.montanaauctioncompany.co m 406-939-2501 OFFERED AT AUCTION 10/30/11 2:00PM: Two +/50’x130’ lots, one w/house, 613 Eisenhower Street SW, Ronan, Montana. www.montanalandauctions.com Russell Pederson 406939-2501

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MUSIC Inventory Reduction in all departments Save big on selected pianos, guitars, accessories and band instruments. Making way for Holiday merchandise. Missoula’s #1 Music Store. MORGENROTH MUSIC CENTERS. Corner of Sussex and Regent, 1 block north of the Fairgrounds entrance. 1105 W Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801 549-0013. www.montanamusic.com Turn off your PC & turn on your life! Guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass lessons. Rentals available. Bennett’s Music Studio 721-0190 BennettsMusicStudio.com WWW.GREGBOYD.COM One of the world’s premier music stores. (406) 327-9925.

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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., Monday, November 14th, 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: Purchase of two parks department four yard dump trailers. 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, "Bid for Parks Department Trailers, Closing, 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 14th, 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. This purchase is not anticipated to exceed $25,000 and no bid bond is required. 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 pre-approved alternatives to any of these bid specifications must receive written authorization from the Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent 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., Monday, November 14th, 2011; Bidders may obtain further information and specifications from the City Vehicle Maintenance Division at

EAGLE SELF STORAGE

will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following units: 35, 37, 40, 226, 336, 379, 381, 412, 464, 502, and 626 Units contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds & other misc household goods. These units may be viewed starting Monday October 24, 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 T h u r s d a y October 27, 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 All sales are final. sale.A

(406) 552-6387. 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 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., Monday, November, 14th, 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: Purchase of four police motorcycles 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, "Bid for Police Motorcycles., Closing, 3:00 p.m., Monday, November, 14th, 2011”. Pursuant to Section 18-1-102 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 pre-approved alternatives to any of these bid specifications must receive written authorization from the Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent 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

CLARK FORK STORAGE will auction to the highest bidder abandoned storage units owing delinquent storage rent for the following unit(s): 33, 90 and 201. Units can contain furniture, cloths, chairs, toys, kitchen supplies, tools, sports equipment, books, beds, other misc household goods, vehicles & trailers. These units may be viewed starting October 24th, 2011 by appt only by calling 541-7919. Written sealed bids may be submitted to storage offices at 3505 Clark Fork Way, Missoula, MT 59808 prior to October 27th, 2011, 4:00 P.M. Buyer's 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 final.

published specifications must be filed in written form with the City Clerk prior to bid opening at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November, 14th, 2011; Bidders may obtain further information and specifications from the City Vehicle Maintenance Division at (406) 552-6387. 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 INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for construction of the Missoula Irrigation District Log Grate Project will be received by Missoula Irrigation District at the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc. in Missoula until 4 p.m. local time on October 26th, 2011, and then publicly opened and read aloud. The project generally consists of installation of log grate structure at Missoula Irrigation District’s control structure. Work includes but is not necessarily limited to, the following major items: Dewatering of project area; Installation of concrete piers; Installation of steel beams; Installation of walkway grate and handrail; Cleanup activities. The Contract Documents consisting of half size Drawings and Project Manual may be examined or obtained at the office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc. 3011 Palmer Street, Missoula, MT 59801. Required deposit is $50.00 per set, which is not refundable, by regular mail or United Parcel Service (UPS). There will be a PreBid Conference at the Missoula office of Morrison-Maierle, Inc., at 2 p.m. on October 20th, 2011. Interested CONTRACTORS are encouraged to attend. CONTRACTOR(s) 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 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-4447734. Forms for registration can also be obtained online at MT.Contractor.Com. CONTRACTOR’s are 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(s) or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by the laws of the State of Montana in accordance with the schedule of Davis-Bacon prevailing wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor and/or the schedule of Montana Prevailing Wage Rates established by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry included in the Project Manual. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to Missoula Irrigation District, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful BIDDERS shall furnish an approved Construction Performance Bond and a Construction (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. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of the Bids specified above. The right is reserved to reject any or all Proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed 30 days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of

the Missoula Irrigation District. Published this 6th day of October, 2011. /s/ Ray Tipp, Secretary Missoula Irrigation District MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council and the Missoula County Commissioners will hold a joint public hearing on October 24, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution adopting the Updated Missoula Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan. The updated PreDisaster Mitigation Plan incorporates the mitigation work that has been completed since the last update, assesses the current potential risks to Missoula from natural disasters and helps guide planning and mitigation efforts for the next several years. A copy of the PreDisaster Mitigation Plan is available on the Missoula County Website (http:// www.co.missoula.mt.us/oes/default.htm). For further information, contact Chris Lounsbury, Director of Emergency Services 258-4469 or clounsbury@co.missoula.mt.us. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802 or council@ci.missoula.mt.us or the County Commissioners at 200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 or bcc@co.missoula.mt.us Martha L. Rehbein CMC, City Clerk MISSOULA COUNTY INVITATION TO BID Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the Missoula County Director of Public Works, 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, Montana, 59808, until 10:00 A.M. local time, on October 31, 2011 for the construction of the Lolo Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Vault Project. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the installation of a new packaged pressure reducing valve (PRV) vault just to the east of existing well house no. 1; including the removal of a 6” PRV valve inside the well house. In addition to the above, the Contractor shall be licensed and bonded to legally remove existing asbestos piping while connecting the PRV vault or station to the well house and down stream piping. Work also includes the installation of a gravel sump, valves and fittings, piping and appurtenant items per plan and specification for a complete and operable facility. PROJECT FINANCING: The “Lolo Pressure Reducing (PRV) Vault Project)” is funded by Missoula County RSID: 901. Bidders must meet all requirements of the appropriate Federal/State agencies, as indicated in the specifications. SITE OF WORK: The work as mentioned above will be as shown per plan and specification within the limits of Lolo RSID 901, MT. COMPLETION OF WORK: All work must be substantially completed within fifteen (15) calendar days for all bid items after the commencement date of construction is agreed upon by Missoula County and the said Contractor. However, if a construction date is not able to be agreed upon, the Owner shall make the final decision once the Owner issues the Notice to Proceed. Contract time will be extended in accordance with the contract documents. DOCUMENT EXAMINATION AND PROCUREMENTS The Bidding and Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations “Lolo Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Vault Project”:Missoula County—Public Works HDR Engineering, Inc. 6089 Training Drive 1715 South Reserve Street, Suite C Missoula, MT 59808 Missoula, MT 59801 Missoula Plans Exchange 201 N. Russell Missoula, MT 59801 Copies of the Contract Documents may be purchased by mailing check or money order to: Attn: Devie Bessette HDR

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Engineering, Inc. 1715 South Reserve Street, Suite C Missoula, MT 59801 PH: 406-532-2200 A complete set of the Contract Documents and Project Manual will be furnished to the Contractor making application therefore from HDR Engineering, upon payment of $100.00 by company check, cashier’s check, or bank money order (cash can not be accepted). No refunds will be allowed. Fullsize drawings are not available. BID SECURITY: Proposals must be accompanied by cash, cashier’s check, certified check, or bank money order drawn and issued by a national banking association located in the State of Montana, or by any banking corporation incorporated in the State of Montana, or by a bid bond or bonds executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in the State of Montana in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the required contract. The bid security shall identify the same firm as is noted on the bid proposal form. Performance and Payment Bonds will be required of the successful bidder in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate of the proposal for the faithful performance of the contract, and protection of Missoula County against liability. BIDS TO REMAIN OPEN: The Bidder shall guarantee the Total Bid Price for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of bid opening. 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) except as listed in MCA 39-9-211. Information on registration can be obtained from the Department of Labor and Industry by calling 1406-444-7734. Contractor is required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. (“Bid Only” registration is available for out-of-state contractors.) All laborers and mechanics employed by contractor or subcontractors in performance of this construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by law. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Successful contractors and vendors are required to comply with Missoula County’s Business Licensing requirements. Proposals must be sealed and marked “Lolo Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Vault Project”, “Opening” October 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM and marked “Sealed Bid” with the Contractor’s name, address, current state license number, and, Montana Contractors Registration Number and be addressed to: Missoula County Director of Public Works 6089 Training Drive Missoula, MT 59808 No facsimile bids will be accepted. Any objection to published specifications must be filed in written form with the Board of County Commissioners Office prior to the scheduled time of bid opening (October 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM). WAGE RATES: This project is funded by Missoula County RSID: 901. As a result, Montana Prevailing Wage Rate Determination (Davis Bacon Wage Rates for Public Works Contracts in Montana) applies to this project. A copy of the said wage rate is attached as part of the specifications in Section 00825. PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Prospective bidders shall attend a mandatory prebid conference which will be conducted jointly with the Owner and Engineer, at the Lolo Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 1755 Lakeside Drive, LOLO, MT 59847 at 2:00 p.m. on October 27, 2011. If the Prospective bidder does not attend the mandatory pre-bid conference, the bidder shall be considered non-responsive. PROJECT

ADMINISTRATION: All questions relative to this project prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to the Engineer. It shall be understood, however, that no specification interpretation will be made by telephone, nor will any “or equal” products be considered for approval prior to award of contract. The Engineer for this project is: Rickey Schultz, P.E. HDR Engineering, Inc. 1715 South Reserve Street, Suite C Missoula, MT 59801-4708 Telephone: (406) 532-2200 OWNER’S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, or to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid and bidder, and to make awards in the interest of the Owner and to re-advertise. The bid shall be deter-mined on the basis of the lowest responsible bidder and the lowest sum total of all the Base Bid Items No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Bids received that do not include pricing for all Bid Items will be considered non-responsive. The Owner reserves the right to authorize construction of any combination of, or all of, the base bid items and additive bid items defined at the bid amounts presented in the Contractor’s Bid Proposal Date: October 13, 2011 Owner: Missoula County By: Amy Rose Missoula County Public Works PUBLICATION DATES:October 20, 2011 October 27, 2011 MISSOULA COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that separate sealed BIDS for the construction of The Partnership Health Center, Creamery, Phase Three will be received by Partnership Health Center, c/o MMW Architects at their office located at 125 West Alder Street, Missoula, MT 59802 until 4:00 PM on November 3, 2011, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud. All work is to be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by MMW Architects. This construction project will be partially funded by a FY2011 grant for $250,000 from the City of Missoula Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of MMW Architects located at 125 West Alder Street, Missoula, MT 59802 upon payment of $75.00 for each set and a mailing fee of $35. The documents will be available @ MMW on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 after 1:00 PM. Any BIDDER, upon returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS promptly and in good condition, will be refunded their payment, and any NON-BIDDER upon so returning the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS will be refunded $75.00. Any mailing fee will not be refunded. Each Bid or Proposal must be accompanied by a cashiers check, certified check, or Bid Bond payable to Partnership Health Center in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid and must be in the form specified in MCA 18-1201 through 206. The bid bond or other security shall protect and indemnify Partnership Health Center against the failure or refusal of the bidder to enter into the contract within 30 days of bid acceptance. Bid security will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders as soon as practicable after the opening of the bids. Late bids will not be accepted and will automatically be disqualified from further consideration. Bid must be signed by an authorized representative of the bidder. The Federal Davis Bacon Building Wage Rate determination applies to this project. Partnership Health Center reserves the right to waive informalities, to accept the lowest responsive and responsible

bid, which is in the best interest of the owner, to reject any and all proposals received, and, if all bids are rejected, to readvertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award, as in the judgment of its officials, best meets the owner’s requirements. The contractor is required to be an equal opportunity employer. Successful bidders 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. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids, which is 4:00 PM, local time, November 3, 2011. There will be a pre-bid conference, and existing facility walk-through scheduled for October 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the site, 401 W. Railroad Street, Missoula MT 59802. Each BIDDER will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor. THE CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED BIDDER WHOSE BID PROPOSAL COMPLIES WITH ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. Proposals shall be sealed and marked “Proposals for Partnership Health Center, Creamery, Phase Three, c/o MMW Architects” and addressed to: MMW Architects 125 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802 MISSOULA COUNTY MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DV-10-1647 Judge: John W. Larson NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE FIRST INTERSTATE BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT G. MULLENDORE, STEWART TITLE OF MISSOULA COUNTY AS TRUSTEE, JOHN DOES 1-10, JANE DOES 1-10, and XYZ COMPANIES 110, Defendants. TO BE SOLD at Sheriff’s Sale on the 10th day of November, 2011, at 1:30 o’clock p.m., at the front door of the County Court House, in the City of Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property located in Missoula County, Montana, and more particularly described as follows: Lots 1 and 2 on Block “K” of Pattee Canyon Addition No. 2 to Far Views Homesites in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder for Missoula, County, Montana. The Real property or its address is commonly known as 125 Takima Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803. Any person willfully taking down or defacing a posted notice, if done before the sale or satisfaction of the Judgment (if the Judgment be satisfied before the sale), forfeits $500.00 (Section 25-13-702, MCA). DATED this 6th day of October, 2011. /s/ CARL C. IBSEN, Sheriff Of Missoula County By: /s/ Patrick A. Turner, Deputy MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE The Missoula Consolidated Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on the following item on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in the Missoula City Council Chambers located at 140 W. Pine Street in Missoula, Montana. Proposed Text Amendment to Ch 20.45.020, Title 20 City Zoning Ordinance The Office of Planning and Grants has been requested to review and amend section 20.45.020 of Title 20 regarding detached residential accessory structures 120 square feet or less in size. Proposed amendments will more easily accommodate tradi-


PUBLIC NOTICES tional detached accessory structures such as garden sheds. The City Council will conduct a public hearing on this item at a time to be determined. Your attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged. The project files are available for public inspection at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants, City Hall, 435 Ryman, Missoula, Montana. Telephone 258-4657, or on the web at, www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide 48 hours advance notice by calling 258-4657. The City of Missoula will provide auxiliary aids and services. MISSOULA COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS LiDAR Mapping for Floodplain Hazard Identification Missoula County, Montana Project Description The Missoula County Office of Planning and Grants is soliciting submissions of qualifications from Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) acquisition contractors to obtain high-resolution digital topographic data and generate 2-foot contours along three streams for a total area of approximately 10.5 square-miles. The work is being completed for floodplain hazard identification and funded through a $50,000 grant from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The streams to be flown are portions of the Bitterroot, Swan and Clearwater Rivers in Missoula County, Montana. The complete Request for Qualifications is available at the Office of Planning and Grants, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802; available for download f r o m http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/opgweb/Floodplain/Floodplain.htm; or contact Todd Klietz, Floodplain Administrator at (406)258-4841 or tklietz@co.missoula.mt.us Submittal Deadline Submissions are due by 5:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time, on Friday, October 28, 2011. MISSOULA COUNTY REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS for ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES COMMUNITY PLANNING, SCHEMATIC DESIGN AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT FOR PARTNERSHIP HEALTH CENTER LOWELL SCHOOL SATELLITE MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA I. GENERAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Pursuant to the requirements of MCA section 188-201 et. seq, Partnership Health Center desires to acquire lead architectural services to assist in community planning and designing of the new Partnership Health Center Lowell School Satellite facility. The architect will work with the Partnership Health Center and Missoula County Public Schools Leadership Team members and staff to conduct community meetings and develop the design. II. BACKGROUND: Partnership Health Center Partnership Health Center (PHC) has provided 19 years of uninterrupted healthcare services to our community as Missoula’s Federally Qualified Health Center, and remains the region’s main provider of comprehensive primary care on a sliding fee scale. Partnership Health Center provides medical, dental, mental health, pharmacy and a variety of other ancillary services to approximately 12,000 people each year. Our target population includes low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents in Missoula and surrounding rural areas. Partnership Health Center currently has two locations at 323 West Alder Street and at 401 West Railroad. The demand for services has steadily increased over the years and the organization has worked to steadily increase access for patients. Lowell School has

been identified as an ideal location to increase access to services through a school based health center. In collaboration with Missoula County Public Schools, Partnership Health Center will construct a facility at this identified location. III. SCOPE OF SERVICES: Working with the Leadership Team members and staff from Partnership Health Center and Missoula County Public Schools, this project will involve community planning meetings and design of the proposed facility. Community Planning Phase: conduct community planning meetings to identify ideal space and delivery service needs; and Schematic Design Phase: concept floor plans, site elements, outline narrative of construction materials, building code analysis and implementation, and update construction costs estimates; and Design Development Phase: refine/revise selected floor plan, refine/revise site plan, develop interior elevations, detailed narrative of construction materials, develop specific construction details, finalize implementation of code issues, specify select products and materials, develop security and access narrative, develop room finish schedule and update construction cost estimate. IV. QUALIFICATION INFORMATION REQUIRED: A. Interested firms should include the following information in their response: 1. The respondent’s legal name, address, and telephone number; 2. The principal(s) of the firm and their experience and qualifications; 3. The experience and qualifications of the key personnel to be assigned to the project; 4. A description of the firm’s prior experience in design, development and management of similar project work, including project budgets, change order history, and contact names of project owners or local officials knowledgeable regarding the firm’s performance; 5. A description of the firm’s current work activities and how these would be coordinated with the project, as well as the firm’s anticipated availability during the term of the project; 6. A discussion of the firm’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) experience and how it will be applied to this project; 7. An organizational chart for this project, showing specific staff responsibilities, identifying key sub-consultants, perceived work relationships and fee structure; 8. A proposed work plan and schedule for activities to be performed; 9. A proposed fee structure; and 10. Proof of general liability insurance of $1,500,000 and errors and omissions insurance of $1,000,000, or ability to obtain required levels of coverage. B. Responses to this RFQ shall be submitted to: Barbara Berens Missoula County Auditor 200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802 Phone: (406) 258-3227 Fax: (406) 721-4043 e-mail: bberens@co.missoula.mt.us V. TIMELINE, SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS A. Publication of RFP: October 13, 2011 & October 20 , 2011 B. Deadline for submission of responses: November 14, 2011, 5:00 p.m. C. Four (4) copies of the response are required. VI. SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process will be conducted by a committee of Missoula County and Missoula County Public Schools senior staff. A. Evaluation of Responses: Responses to this RFQ will be evaluated by the Selection Committee based on the following criteria: 1. Professional qualifications of the professional person(s) to be assigned to the project; 2. Capability to meet time and project budget requirements; 3. Present and projected workloads; 4. Related experience in similar projects; 5. Location; 6. Recent and current work for Missoula County;

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r 7. Past performance and response references; and 8. Suggested project approach (understanding of project.) The Selection Committee reserves the right to request supplemental information and, if necessary, conduct telephone interviews. B. Interview Process: The Selection committee may conduct interviews with the highest ranked two to four firms. Interview criteria will be: 1. Understanding of project requirements, firm’s analysis, preparation, interest; 2. Design approach/methodology, technical alternatives, creativity, problem solving ability; 3. Project Management, proposed project schedule, cost controls; 4. Key project personnel, project manager qualifications and experience; 5. Project design team, sub-consultant qualifications and experience; and 6. Local familiarity and availability to complete project. C. Selection, Negotiation, and Recommendation. The firm ranked first after the Evaluation and Interview Processes will be contacted by the Agency Project Manager to begin negotiations. Missoula County reserves the right to require the firm to affiliate with specialty firm(s). If a satisfactory agreement cannot be obtained with the top-ranked firm, negotiations will cease and the second-ranked firm will be contacted for negotiations. The selection committee will make a recommendation on both the preferred firm and the term of the contract to the Board of County Commissioners who will make the final selection and term decisions. VII. NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF AGENCY PROJECT MANAGER. Kim Mansch Executive Director Partnership Health Center 323 West Alder Street, Missoula, MT 59802 Phone: (406) 406-258-4191 e-mail : manschk@phc.missoula.mt.us MISSOULA COUNTY VICKIE M. ZEIER, MISSOULA COUNTY TREASURER, HEREBY NOTIFIES MISSOULA COUNTY TAX PAYERS THAT THE FIRST HALF OF 2011 REAL ESTATE TAXES & THE SECOND HALF 2011 MOBILE HOME TAXES LEVIED AND ASSESSED WILL BE DUE AND PAYABLE BEFORE 5:00 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 30, 2011. UNLESS 2011 TAXES ARE PAID PRIOR TO THAT TIME, THE AMOUNT THEN DUE WILL BE DELINQUENT, WILL ACCRUE INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 5/6 OF 1% PER MONTH AND WILL BE ASSESSED A 2% PENALTY FROM THE TIME OF DELINQUENCY UNTIL PAID .IF YOU INTEND TO PROTEST YOUR TAXES, YOU MUST MAKE PAYMENT BY THE DUE DATE AND MUST INCLUDE A LETTER OF PROTEST WITH YOUR PAYMENT. THE LETTER OF PROTEST MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, PROPERTY DESCRIPTION, GROUNDS FOR PROTEST AND THE AMOUNT YOU ARE PROTESTING PURSUANT TO MCA § 15-1-402. /s/ VICKIE M. ZEIER MISSOULA COUNTY TREASURER MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DP-11-176 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES O. ANDIE, 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 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 TAMARA G. ANDIE, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Reely Law Firm, P.C., 3819 Stephens Avenue, Suite 201, Missoula, Montana 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 4th day of October, 2011 /s/ Tamara G. Andie, Personal Representative

MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT Dept. No. 3 Case No. DV-11-1108 PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS FOR QUIET TITLE. ALROY GROUP, LLC, a Montana Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD B. INMAN and VERA E. INMAN, husband and wife, as Beneficiaries, Escrow Dept. Montana Bank of South Missoula and INSURED TITLES, INC., Trustee, and all other persons, unknown, claiming or who might claim any right, title, estate, or interest in or lien or encumbrance upon the real property described in the complaint adverse to Plaintiff’s title thereto, whether such claim or possible claim be present or contingent. Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA 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 attorney within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive to the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action is brought for the purpose of quieting title to land situated in Missoula County, Montana, and described as follows: Lot 8 in Block 2 of Cottage Grove Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, together with that portion of vacated South 5th Street West northerly and contiguous to said lot as vacated in Resolution No. 88-081 in Book 282 at page 905, Micro Records of Missoula County, Montana. Witness my hand and the seal of said court, this 11th day of October, 2011. (SEAL) /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of the District Court By: /s/ Diane Overholtzer, Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DN-11-36 Department No. 1 Judge Edward P. McLean SUMMONS AND CITATION IN THE MATTER OF DECLARING G.J.M., JR., A YOUTH IN NEED OF CARE. TO: ALIDA RAE GARFIELD Re: G.M. Jr., born July 18, 2011. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division (CFS), 2677 Palmer, Suite 300, Missoula, Montana 59808, has filed a Petition for Emergency Protective Services, Adjudication as a Youth in Need of Care and Temporary Legal Custody. CFS has petitioned for temporary legal custody of G.M., Jr. for six months, or for said youth to be otherwise cared for: Now, Therefore YOU ARE HEREBY CITED AND DIRECTED to appear on Wednesday, the 2nd day of November, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Courtroom of the above entitled Court at the Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, then and there to show cause, if any you may have, why the above-named child should not be adjudicated a youth in need of care; why CFS should not be awarded temporary legal custody of G.M., Jr. for six months; why the Petition should not be granted or why said youth should not be otherwise cared for. Alida Rae Garfield is represented by Court-appointed attorney Kelli Sather, 610 N. Woody, Missoula, Montana, 59802 (406) 5235140. Your failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a denial of your interest in custody of the youth, which denial will result, without further notice of this proceeding or any subsequent proceeding, in judgment by default being entered for the relief requested in the Petition. A copy of the Petition hereinbefore referred to is filed with the Clerk of the District Court for Missoula County, telephone: (406) 258-4780. WITNESS the Honorable Edward P. McLean, Judge of the aboveentitled Court and the Seal of this Court, this 28th day of September, 2011. /s/ Edward P. McLean, District Judge MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-11-161 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF RICHARD T. GILLIGAN, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named 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 Edward Greskiewicz, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at Beal Law Firm, PLLC, PO Box 8898, MIssoula, MT 59808, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 24th day of September, 2011. /s/ Edward Greskiewicz, 8 Rainbow Court, Clinton, MT 59825 MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Cause No. DP-11-177

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BONITA ROSE LOEWEN, 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 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 CHERRYL F. HANSON, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Marsillo & Schuyler, PLLC, 103 South 5th Street East, Missoula, MT 59801, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 5th day of October, 2011. /s/ Cherryl F. Hanson, Personal Representative

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MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY. Cause No. DV-11-1331 Dept. No. 1 Ed McLean Notice of Hearing on Name Change of Minor Child In the Matter of the Name Change of Parris O. Bartlett, Tina A. Bartlett, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court to change a child’s name from Parris O. Bartlett to Parris O. Allison. The hearing will be on 11/30/11 at 1:15 p.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: 10/14/11. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Susie Wall Deputy Clerk of Court MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY. Cause No. DV-11-1333 Dept. No. 1 Ed McLean Notice of Hearing on Name Change of Minor Child In the Matter of the Name Change of Makayla F. AllisonBartlett, Tina A. Bartlett, Petitioner. This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court to change a child’s name from Makayla F. Allison-Bartlett to Makayla F. Allison. The hearing will be on 11/30/11 at 1:15 p.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Missoula County. Date: 10/14/11. /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Susie Wall Deputy Clerk of Court NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to Section 71-1-301 et. seq. of the Montana Code Annotated, the undersigned Successor Trustee hereby gives notice of a trustee’s sale to be held on the 7th day of December, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock A.M., at the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, to sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following-described real property located in Missoula County, Montana: Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 4313, located in the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 8, Township 13 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana Property Address: 3460 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, Montana Clawson, LLP, a Montana limited liability partnership, as Grantor, conveyed the abovedescribed real property, and the improvements situated thereon, if any, to Title Services, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation arising under a promissory note owed to CLS Mortgage, Inc. who was designated as Beneficiary, in a Deed of Trust dated January 13, 2011, and recorded on January 18, 2011 in Book 872 of Micro Records, Page 827, records of Missoula County, Montana in the principal sum of $300,000.00. CLS Mortgage, Inc. subsequently conveyed its interest to Dietzel Living Trust, Orval Dietzel and Darlene M. Dietzel, Trustees, Equity Trust Company, custodian FBO Darlene M. Dietzel Account #93579, Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Orval W. Dietzel Account #100780, Waco Investments LLC, David W. Hanson, and Sherry A. Hanson by Assignment of Deed of Trust filed February 10, 2011 in Book 873 of Micro Records, Page 1016 and by Assignment of Deed of Trust filed February 25, 2011 in Book 874 of Micro Records, Page 594. By a Substitution of Trustee dated May 31, 2011, and recorded on June 20, 2011, in Book 879 at Page 210, records of Missoula County, Montana, the Beneficiaries substituted and appointed John K. Tabaracci, of Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C. a licensed Montana attorney, as Successor Trustee. The obligation secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust is now in default, in that payments on the promissory note secured by the Deed of Trust have not been made as required. As of the 1st day of July, 2011, the balance owing on the promissory note secured by the Deed of Trust is $315,599.97, which amount includes principal and interest, late charges, and escrow fees owing. Interest continues to accrue at the rate as set out in the promissory note, until paid, plus all additional accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, title expenses, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust. In accordance with the provisions of the promissory note and Deed of Trust, the

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PUBLIC NOTICES Beneficiaries have elected to accelerate the full remaining balance due under the terms of the Deed of Trust and promissory note and to sell the interest of the original Grantors, its successors and assigns, in and to the property described above, subject to all easements, restrictions, encumbrances or covenants existing of record at the time of the said Deed of Trust, to satisfy the remaining obligation owed. Beneficiaries have designated the Successor Trustee to conduct such sale proceedings. The sale noticed herein may be terminated and the Deed of Trust and Promissory Note obligation reinstated by the tender to the Successor Trustee of all amounts in arrears to the date of payment, together with all fees, costs and expenses of sale as incurred. Please contact the Successor Trustee prior to tender of any such payment to verify amounts owing. Those with an interest in the property and who appear from public record to be entitled to notification of these proceedings are as follows: Clawson, LLP, a Montana Limited Liability Partnership 3460 Grant Creek Road Missoula, MT 59808 Clawson, LLP, a Montana Limited Liability Partnership P.O. Box 17557 Missoula, MT 59808 Eugene H. Clawson, Jr. P.O. Box 17557 Missoula, MT 59808 James M. Clawson P.O. Box 17557 Missoula, MT 59808 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 July, 2011. /s/ John K. Tabaracci, Successor Trustee STATE OF MONTANA) : ss. County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 7th day of July, 2011, by John K. Tabaracci, Successor Trustee. /s/ Susan D. Schwarz Notary Public for State of Montana Notary Seal Residing at: Missoula, Montana My Commission expires: 09/03/2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 11/30/09, recorded as Instrument No. 200928678, Bk 851, Pg 1128, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Todd Hoose and Tracie Hoose, as joint tenants (and not as tenants in common), and to the survivor of them, and to the heirs and assigns of such survivor married 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: Parcel 20B2 of Certificate of Survey No. 2665, located in the SE1/4 of Section 27, Township 14 North, Range 23 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. 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 09/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 17, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $236,677.63. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $219,417.80, 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 December 28, 2011 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# 7023.91238) 1002.180737-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 01/26/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200702634, Book 791, Page 655, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Mark W. Knight and Laura A. Knight, husband and wife was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Home123 Corporation was Beneficiary and First American Title Insurance Company was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Insurance Company as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 55-B of Snider Addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200807848, Bk. 816, Pg. 1024, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association as Trustee for Deutsche Alt-A Securities Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-AR3. 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 01/01/08 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 24, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $853,630.16. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $599,322.54, 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 January 5, 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# 7777.26264) 1002.97599-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 03/27/06, recorded as Instrument No. 200607077, Bk 771, Pg 326, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Patrick T. Beers was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mann Financial Inc. d/b/a Mann Mortgage was Beneficiary and Title Services, Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Title Services, Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: The South one-half of Lots 16, 17, 18 and 19 in Block 20 of Car Line Addition a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official

recorded plat thereof. By written instrument recorded as Instrument No. 200911125 Bk 839 Pg 363, beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for CSMC 2006-6. 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 03/01/10 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of August 26, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $175,417.37. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $148,683.65, 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 January 5, 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# 7777.13715) 1002.172506-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 08/22/05, recorded as Instrument No. 200522314, Bk 758, Pg 1491, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Joel T. Vachal and Jacqueline L. Vachal, husband and wife 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 4 of Gustafson Addition II, a platted subdivision of Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, of record in Book 16 of Plats at Page 6, records of Missoula County, Montana. 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 August 24, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $228,002.31. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $220,579.71, 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 January 5, 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# 7023.96070) 1002.202401-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 12, 2011, 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 3 and 4 and the East one-half of Lot 5 in Block 71 of CAR LINE ADDITION, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Recording Reference: Book No. 584 of Micro Records at Page 1153 Brandy McKenney, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Insurance Comp, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated December 10, 2002 and recorded December 16, 2002 at 4:41 o’clock P.M. in Book 695, Page 496, as Document No. 200237454; re-recorded July 21, 2004 at 4:14 o’clock P.M. in Book 736, Page 1131 as Document No. 200420553. The beneficial interest is currently held by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee, 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 $1,237.95, beginning February 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 August 26, 2011 is $153,558.16 principal, interest at the rate of 8.00% now totaling $8,007.46, late charges in the amount of $1,282.33, escrow advances of $2,300.77 and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,356.75, plus accruing interest at the rate of $33.65 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 ben-

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eficiary 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: August 5, 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 5th day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, Blackfoot Commission expires: 5-262015 GMAC v McKenney 41965.538

eficiary 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: August 3, 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 3 day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Blackfoot, ID Commission expires: 2/18/2014 CitiMortgage v Bombard 42011.493

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 12, 2011, 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 9D OF SIXTY-SIX QUARTER CIRCLE RANCH, LOT 9, a platted subdivision in the County of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. TOGETHER WITH a private access easement and public utilities easement over and across Lot 9C of Sixty-Six Quarter Circle Ranch, Lot 9, as set forth on said plat Scott A Bombard and Sheree K Bombard, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on August 20, 2007 and recorded on August 24, 2007 in Book 804, Page 591 under Document No 200722158. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, 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 $2,797.57, beginning November 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 July 9, 2011 is $262,545.28 principal, interest at the rate of 10.15% now totaling $25,075.41, late charges in the amount of $951.76, escrow advances of $1,891.89 and other fees and expenses advanced of $347.72, plus accruing interest at the rate of $73.01 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 ben-

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 12, 2011, 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: Unit 1951B as shown and defined in the Declaration of condominium for South 4th Street condominiums, a residential condominiums, together with its exhibits as recorded November 14, 2007 in book 808 micro record, page 1532 and recorded as condo 000165, records of Missoula county, Montana, located on Lot 9 in block 8 of low’s addition, a platted subdivision in Missoula county, Montana according to the official recorded plat there of. Together with an undivided 50% ownership in the general common elements and right of use of the limited common elements appurtenant to said unit 1951B as said general common elements and limited common elements are defined in the declaration of condominium and condo 000165 as referenced above. Stacy Debusk and Amy Dockrey, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Ticor Title Insurance Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on November 14, 2007 and recorded on November 20, 2007 in Book 809, Page 165 under Document No. 200730264. The beneficial interest is currently held by ONEWEST BANK, FSB. 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 $916.40, beginning December 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 June 24, 2011 is $172,499.48 principal, interest at the rate of 6.375% now totaling $7,107.75, late charges in the amount of $369.42, escrow advances of $40.28, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,535.14, plus accruing interest at the rate of $30.13 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: August 4, 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 4 day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Blackfoot, ID Commission expires: 2/18/20 Onewest/debusk 41969.558 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 12, 2011, 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: LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA IN THE STATE OF MT: LOT 4 OF MODERIE LOTS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Jack C. Westre, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Source, Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on January 27, 2007 and recorded on February 15, 2007 in Book 792, Page 28 as Document No. 200703753. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee for GSR Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-OA1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-OA1. 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 $1,254.70, beginning September 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 July 30, 2011 is $463,926.59 principal, interest at the rate of 6.625% now totaling $30700.04, late charges in the amount of $2070.42, escrow advances of $5371.85, suspense balance of $-842.77 plus accruing interest at the rate of $84.21 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


PUBLIC NOTICES 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: August 9, 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 9th day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 Litton V. Westre 41462.822 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 12, 2011, 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 7 in Block 6 of Spring Hills Addition No. 6, a Platted Subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof KAREL A MORALES, 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 Deed of Trust dated June 8, 2007 and Recorded June 12, 2007 in Book 799, Page 329 under Document No. 200714796. The beneficial interest is currently held by Fannie Mae (‘’Federal National Mortgage Association”). 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 $1,636.58, beginning August 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 August 12, 2011 is $232,944.24 principal, interest at the rate of 6.8750% now totaling $33,847.05, escrow advances of $6,413.64, and other fees and expenses advanced of $4,794.37, plus accruing interest at the rate of $44.49 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 ben-

eficiary 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: August 2, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Assistant Secretary Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham) On this 2 day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public of Idaho Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Lbps V Morales 42008.005 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 13, 2011, 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 28 OF THE VILLAGE AT BENTLEY PARK, PHASE 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Margaret Bostick, 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 Deed of Trust dated on May 28, 2008 and recorded on May 30, 2008 in Book 819, Page 1151 under Document No. 200812174. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage, LLC. 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 $778.63, beginning August 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 August 26, 2011 is $130,281.08 principal, interest at the rate of 5.625% now totaling $4,166.08, late charges in the amount of $272.51, escrow advances of $784.13, suspense balance of $-38.93 and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,921.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $20.08 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: August 8, 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 8 day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Blackfoot, ID Commission expires: 2/18/2014 GMAC v Bostick 41965.418 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 5, 2011, 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 7 IN BLOCK 4 OF ELMS ADDITION NO. 4, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Jennie J. Coyne, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Western Title and Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Associates Financial Services Company of Montana, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of trust dated September 25, 1995 and Recorded September 26, 1995 in Book 452, Page 2226 under Document Number 31162. The beneficial interest is currently held by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, NA, fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, NA, as successor to JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, as trustee, in trust for the Holders of Truman Mortgage Loan Trust 2002-1, AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2002-1. 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 $1,156.25, beginning April 1,1999, 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 June 24, 2011 is $97,335.00 principal, interest at the rate of 13.90% now totaling $153,817.44, late charges in the amount of $1,176.49, escrow advances of $44,469.44, and other fees and expenses advanced of $46,316.57, plus accruing interest at the rate of $37.07 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: August 2, 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 2nd day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Sonja L Monson Notary Public Bonneville County, Idaho Falls, ID Commission expires: 11/23/2015 Select Portfolio V Coyne/Tom & Jennie 41477.139 October 6, 13 and 20, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 9, 2011, 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 3 of Huntington Place, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official plat of record in Book 27 of Plats at Page 35 Max M. Sherry, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Western Title & Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated March 26, 2007 and Recorded March 26, 2007 in Book 794, Page 325, under Document No. 200707028. The beneficial interest is currently held by GMAC Mortgage, LLC. 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 $1,322.61, beginning February 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 June 6, 2011 is $199,937.88 principal, interest at the rate of 6.375% now totaling $5,485.45, late charges in the amount of $529.04, escrow advances of $960.99, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,692.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $34.92 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: August 1, 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 1 day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 GMAC Vs. Sherry 41207.922 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 9, 2011, 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: All that certain parcel of land situate in the County of Missoula, State of Montana being known and designated as Lot 17 in Block 5 of Second Supplement to Highland Heights, a platted subdivision in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Pamela J Roberts, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to American Pioneer Title Insurance Agency, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust Dated August 6, 2003 and Recorded August 15, 2003 in Book 714, Page 1265 under Document Number 200330155. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage 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 $933.99, beginning June 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 July 10, 2011 is $103,599.83 principal, interest at the rate of 5.75% now totaling $7,096.76, late charges in the amount of $741.40, escrow advances of $3,197.29 and other fees and expenses advanced of $3,441.70, plus accruing interest at the rate of $16.32 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 proclama-

tion 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: August 3, 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 3rd day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Amy Gough Notary Public Bingham County, Blackfoot Commission expires: 5/26/2015 CitiMortgage v Roberts 41926.468 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on December 9, 2011, 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 35 OF SPRING MEADOWS, AN AMENDED SUBDIVISION OF BAY MEADOWS ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, IN BOOK 17 AT PAGE 72 OF PLAT RECORDS, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Bradley S. Cuerth, Sandra L. Cuerth, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Title Services, Inc, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on April 18, 2006 and April 20, 2006 under Document No. 200608861 Bk. 772 Pg. 2110 Micro Records. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, 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 $1,549.49, beginning April 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 July 28, 2011 is $210,652.27 principal, interest at the rate of 6.5% now totaling $5,576.98, late charges in the amount of $228.20, escrow advances of $530.80, and other fees and expenses advanced of $34.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $37.51 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: August 1, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Assistant Secretary Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ) )ss. County of Bingham ) On this 1 day of August, 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 forgoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Cassidy M Wilcox Notary Public Blackfoot Idaho County, Bingham Commission expires: 7/16/2013 Citimortgage V. Cuerth 42011.504 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 01/09/2012, 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 VENIAMIN DENISHCHICH, AND NATASHA DENISHCHICH as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON, ATTORNEY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 04/21/2008 and recorded 06/05/2008, in document No. 200812480 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 820 at Page Number 58 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, IN MISSOULA COUNTY, STATE OF MONTANA, TO-WIT: LOT 37 OF STILLWATER ADDITION AT MALONEY RANCH, PHASE II, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 8445 WISE RIVER RD, Missoula, MT 598039637. 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 07/01/2010, 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 $330,734.08 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.75% 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: 08/24/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-

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PUBLIC NOTICES 0086452 FEI NO. 1006.142732 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 01/18/2012, 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 HURT 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 07/24/2006 and recorded 09/18/2007, in document No. 200724262 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 805 at Page Number 1268 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA, AND IS KNOWN AS 1317 COOPER STREET, MISSOULA, MT 59802 BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS: THE REAL PROPERTY SITUATED IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, AND PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS 5, 6 AND THE EAST 20 FEET OF LOT 7, IN BLOCK 57 OF SCHOOL ADDITION, CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. REFERENCE FOR RECORDING PURPOSES; BOOK 165, PAGE 161, MICRO RECORDS OF MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 1317 COOPER ST, Missoula, MT 59802-2317. 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 CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-15. 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 08/01/2009, 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 $172,666.20 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.375% per annum from 08/01/2009 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: 08/31/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110089870 FEI NO. 1006.142991 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 01/17/2012, 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 MARK D KING, A SINGLE MAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/15/2003 and recorded 09/17/2003, in document No. 200335293 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 718 at Page Number 98 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 18A OF FIRST AMENDED PLAT OF LOW’S ADDITION, BLOCK 6, LOTS 17 AND 18 AND FIRST AMENDED PLAT OF BENNETT ADDITION, BLOCK 6, LOT 17, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2004 SOUTH 4TH STREET WEST, Missoula, MT 59801. 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 CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-5. 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 11/01/2009, 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 $123,117.94 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 8.75% per annum from 11/01/2009 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: 09/01/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110089873 FEI NO. 1006.142982 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 01/25/2012, 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 NATHAN MCCONNELL as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to INSURED TITLES, LLC as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 09/07/2006 and recorded 09/07/2006, in

document No. 200622873 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 782 at Page Number 913 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 7 IN BLOCK 88 OF KNOWLES ADDITION NO. 3, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE IN BOOK 677 AT PAGE 444 MICRO RECORDS. Property Address: 1049 SOUTH 1ST STREET WEST, 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 01/01/2010, 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 $157,700.00 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.875% per annum from 01/01/2010 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: 09/09/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110095770 FEI NO. 1006.143297 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 01/25/2012, 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 GARY OFFILL, AND ROBERTA L OFFILL, AS JOINT TENANTS WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, MARRIED as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE OF BILLINGS LLC as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 10/02/2007 and recorded 10/11/2007, in document No. 200727002 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 807 at Page Number 362 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 AND STATE OF MONTANA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 7 OF THE CORRECTED PLAT OF EL DORADO, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. TAX ID: 5819405 Property Address: 835 DAKOTA AVE, Missoula, MT 59802-

5500. 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 05/01/2011, 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 $148,389.13 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.375% per annum from 05/01/2011 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: 09/09/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110095798 FEI NO. 1006.143363 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 01/27/2012, 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 MITCH RIDER as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to INSURED TITLES as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 06/03/2005 and recorded 06/06/2005, in document No. 200513498 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 753 at Page Number 1422 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 9 OF BRIGGS COURT, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 2127 BRIGGS STREET, 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 2005-30CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-30CB. 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 04/01/2011 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

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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 $151,777.61 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.25% per annum from 04/01/2011 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: 09/12/2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110097243 FEI NO. 1006.143442. 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 01/25/2012, 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 KATHLEEN M LIKVAN, A MARRIED WOMAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to STEWART TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/22/2005 and recorded 12/28/2005, in document No. 200534499 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 766 at Page Number 1147 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 37A OF FARVIEWS HOMESITES NO. 1A, BLOCK M LOTS 36A AND 37A, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, COUNTY OF MISSOULA, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 419 WHITAKER DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59803. 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 01/01/2010, 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 $578,481.29 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 3.625% per annum from 01/01/2010 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: 09/09/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110095768 FEI NO. 1006.143295 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 01/27/2012, 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 JOHN G JACOBS as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to ZEN TITLE as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 01/24/2007 and recorded 09/11/2007, in document No. 200723661 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 805 at Page Number 667 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS COMMITMENT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF MISSOULA, AND IS KNOWN AS 6107 MAINVIEW DRIVE, MISSOULA, MT 59803 BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PREMISES, IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, TO WIT: LOT 30 IN BLOCK 6 OF HILLVIEW HEIGHTS NO. 5, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 6107 MAINVIEW DR, Missoula, MT 59803-3328. 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 CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-5. 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 10/01/2010, 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 $172,802.03 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 8.75% 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: 09/13/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110097236 FEI NO. 1006.143501 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 02/08/2012, 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 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 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 11/01/2010 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: 09/12/2011, 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 given that the undersigned trustee will, on 01/27/2012, 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 CRIS BOLLER as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORT-


PUBLIC NOTICES GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 04/10/2006 and recorded 04/14/2006, in document No. 200608371 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 772 at Page Number 1620 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: TRACT 7A-1 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 4266, LOCATED IN THE EAST ONEHALF OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP15 NORTH, RANGE 22 WEST, P.M.M. MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. Property Address: 20500 SPOTTED FAWN RD, Huson, MT 59846. 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 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 $240,845.03 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 5.25% 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: 09/13/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110097234 FEI NO. 1006.143502 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 02/03/2012 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 RONNY L. STRAIGHT AND VICKI L. STRAIGHT, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 07/25/2003 and recorded 07/31/2003, in document No. 200327979 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 713 at Page Number 573 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 14 IN BLOCK 2 OF EL MAR ESTATES PHASE I, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 8440 PHEASANT 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 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 $110,421.58 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.25% 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: 09/19/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110029886 FEI NO. 1006.132267 NOTICE THAT A TAX DEED MAY BE ISSUED TO: Tom Garnet Furcht, a/k/a Tomm G. Furcht ATTN: Tom Garnet Furcht 11005 Grant Creek Road Missoula, MT 59808 Wells Fargo Bank MT, National Assn. 1800 South Russell Street Missoula, MT 59801 Wells Fargo Bank, NA P.O. Box 31557 Billings, MT 59107 U.S. Treasury IRS, Rocky Mtn. Division MS5021 DEN 1999 Broadway Denver, CO 80202-2490 State of Montana Dept. of Revenue P.O. Box 6169 Helena, MT 59604-6169 Wells Fargo Bank MT, National Assn c/o Wells Fargo Financial National Bank Specialize Services 401 W. 24th Street National City, CA 91950 Montana Attorney General Justice Building, Third Fl. 215 N. Sanders P.O. Box 201401 Helena, MT 59620-1401 OCCUPANT, 11005 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808 Pursuant to Section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency, a property tax lien exists on the following described real property in which you may have an interest: Subdiv.-GCT GRANT CREEK TRACTS Lot- 008 14N 19W 15 GRANT CREEK TRACTS, GRANT CR GRANT CREEK TRACTS, GRANT CR GRANT CREEK TRACTS-LOT 8 SUID # 687702 2. The property taxes became delinquent in 2007. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16, 2008, by Missoula County, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Canyon & Prairie Home Investment, LLC. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount due on assessor tax ID #687702 is: TAXES: $3,819.01 PENALTY: $75.00 INTEREST: $948.41 COST: $75.00 TOTAL: $4,917.42 7. For the property tax lien to be liquidated, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 must be paid by November 9, 2011, which is the date that the redemption period expires or expired. 8. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the county treasurer on or prior to November 9, 2011, which is the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the county treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to the purchaser on the day following the date that the redemption period expires or on the date the county treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 9. The business address and telephone number of the county treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802; Telephone (406) 258-3271 FURTHER NOTICE FOR THOSE PERSONS LISTED ABOVE WHOSE ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN: 1. The address of the interested party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed

issuance. 3. The interested party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. DATED at Missoula, Montana, this 9th day of September, 2011. /s/ Liesel Shoquist Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C. 1821 South Avenue West, Third Floor Missoula, MT 59801 Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Daniel J. Doyle Missoula County Treasurer Mike Doyle Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 14N 20W 15 1965, PARCEL 06F, TRACT 6F OF COS 1965, SUID #5820646. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract 6F of Certificate of Survey No. 1965, a tract of land located in the Northwest one-quarter of Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel No. 5820646. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $1525. 35 Penalty: $30. 54 Interest: $527. 82 Costs: $489. 79 Total: $2573. 50 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Grant Creek Heights Inc. Missoula County Treasurer Ken Knie Kory Knie, an incapacitated and protected person c/o Melissa Steigler, Western Montana Chapter Gregory W. Duncan Colin Johnson Michelle Knie Whitefish Capital Partners LLC First Security Bank of Missoula Charles W. Widdicombe Jeanne M. Widdicombe Heidi L. Heller Kory Knie c/o Jon Beal, Beal Law Firm PLLC US Bankruptcy Court, Montana District (Butte) Richard J. Samson, Trustee Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 14N 19W 33 TRACTS 1-10A, 1-11A, 1-12A AND PROTIONS OF TRACTS 1-13A AND 1-6A COS 3446 IN SE4, SUID #4202978. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: PARCEL I: Tracts 1-10A, 1-11A, 1-12A of Certificate of Survey No. 3446, located in the SE1/4 of Section 33, Township 14 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. PARCEL II: That portion of Tracts 1-6A and 1-13A of Certificate of Survey No. 3446 located in the SE1/4 of Section 33, Township 14 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel No. 4202978. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale

held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $1088. 70 Penalty: $21. 74 Interest: $379. 57 Costs: $590. 35 Total: $2080. 36 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Jeff Hollenback Missoula County Treasurer Arnold J. Nogle Kori Hollenback Nature View Estates Homeowners Association c/o Jeff Hollenback Kori L. Hollenback c/o Richard A. Reep of Reep & Bell, P.C. Aladan Development Corp Richard D. Bell Kevin W. Thompson Justin R. Winward Jeffrey M. Hollenback c/o David B. Cotner of Datsopolulos, MacDanald & Lind, P.C. Mark E. Stevens Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: Subdiv.-NVE Lot- 06A BlockXXX 11N 20W 03 NATURE VIEW ESTATES, COMMAN NATURE VIEW ESTATES, COMMAN AREA OF NATURE VIEW ESTATES S3 T11 R20, SUID #5847695. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Common Area of NATURE VIEW ESTATES, a platted subdivision in the County of Missoula, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Parcel No. 5847695. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax $1500 32 Penalty: $30. 03 Interest: $519. 99 Costs: $613. 64 Total: $2663.. 98 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the

County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Nicholas J. Arthur Missoula County Treasurer Michelle S. Arthur Michelle S. Pettit Charter One Bank, N.A. ABN AMRO Mortgage Group Inc. Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: Subdiv.-RDG RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES Lot19B Block- XXX 15N 22W 07 RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES, LOT RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES, LOT 19B RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES LOT 19, SUID #4192262. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Lot 19B of RIDGEWOOD RANCHETTES, LOT 19, platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. TOGETHER WITH a private access, utility and drainage easement over and across Lot 19A as set forth on said plat. Parcel No. 4192262. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $181. 10 Penalty: $3 62 Interest: $74. 00 Costs: $528 90 Total: $787. 62 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Rodney M. Israel Missoula County Treasurer Clare Fitzgerald Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 11N 19W 27 TR 57 OF BITTERROOT VALLEY RANCHES IN NW4 SE4 & SW4 SE4 27-11-19, SUID #5815978. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract 57 A tract of land located in the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter (NW 1/4 SE 1/4 ) and in the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter (SW 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section 27, Township 11 North range 19 West, M.P.M., Missoula County, Montana, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the one-quarter section corner common to Sections 27 and 34; thence N.00º 13’00E., 670.00 feet to the true point of beginning; thence N.00º13’00”E, along the midsection line 1170.00 feet; thence

S.68º58’24”E. 121.24 feet to a point on a 60 foot wide road easement, said point in the centerline of a non-tangent curve; thence Northeasterly along said nontangent curve being concave to the Southeast and having a radius of 170.68 feet a distance of 70.92 feet to a point on a tangent line; thence N.65º16’08”E. 400.00 feet; thence leaving the centerline of said road easement and running S.04º18’37”E. 1142.41 feet; thence S.72º29’14”W. 653.55 feet to the point of beginning. Recording Reference: Book 432 of Micro Records at Page 1025. Parcel No. 5815978. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $727. 69 Penalty: $14. 56 Interest: $256. 71 Costs: $479. 68 Total: $1578. 64 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Shawn A. Swor Missoula County Treasurer U.S. Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Rocky Mountain Division Attn, SPF Advisor MS 5022, Den El Dorado Ranch LLC, c/o David M. McLean and Daniel J. Auerbach of Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven, P.C. Lacey Bros. Construction, Inc., c/o Brian J. Smith and Kristina K. McMullin of Garlington, Lahn & Robinson, PLLP Discover Bank, c/o Charles L. Dendy of Johnson, Rodenburt & Lauinger CBM Collections, Inc. Pursuant to section 1518-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: 14N 20W 17 5858, PARCEL XXX, TRACT B OF COS 5858, SUID #4170137. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: Tract B of Certificate of Survey No. 5858, located in the Southeast one-quarter of Section 17, Township 14 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana. Parcel No. 4170137. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $1904 06 Penalty: $38. 10 Interest: $656. 26 Costs: $543. 85 Total: $3142 27 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total

amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October 2011. Montana Land Project, LLC Notice That A Tax Deed May Be Issued To: Thomas H. Campbell Missoula County Treasurer Citifinancial, Inc. Christina I. Campbell Charles Dendy c/o Johnson, Rodenburg & Lauinger attorneys for Plaintiff Bruce M. Spencer c/o Smith Law Firm, P.C., attorney for Plaintiff Craig D. Charlton c/o Smith Law Firm, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff CACV of Colorado, LLC Pursuant to section 15-18-212, Montana Code Annotated, notice is hereby given: 1. As a result of a property tax delinquency a property tax lien exists on the real property in which you may have an interest. The real property is described on the tax lien sale certificate as: Subdiv.-OGD OGDEN ADD Lot- 010 Block- 074 13N 19W 29 OGDEN ADD, OGDEN OGDEN-E 75’ OGDEN ADD, OGDEN OGDENE 75’ OF LOT 10 BLK 74, SUID #180905. The real property is also described in the records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder as: The East 75 feet of Lot 10 in Block 74 of OGDEN ADDITION, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Recording Reference: Book 174 Page 2281 Micro Records. Parcel No. 180905. 2. The property taxes became delinquent on November 30th, 2007 and a property tax lien exists on the property as a result of a property tax delinquency. 3. The property tax lien was attached as the result of a tax lien sale held on July 16th, 2008. 4. The property tax lien was purchased at a tax lien sale on July 16th, 2008, by Missoula County whose address is 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. 5. The lien was subsequently assigned to Montana Land Project, LLC, whose address is P.O. Box 1952, Great Falls, MT 59403, and a tax deed will be issued to it unless the property tax lien is redeemed prior to the expiration date of the redemption period. 6. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due, including penalties, interest, and costs, is: Tax: $4085. 15 Penalty: $81. 70 Interest: $1395. 37 Costs: $559. 50 Total: $6122. 12 7. The date that the redemption period expires is December 19th, 2011. 8. For the property tax lien to be redeemed, the total amount listed in paragraph 6 plus all interest and costs that accrue from the date of this notice until the date of redemption, which amount will be calculated by the County Treasurer upon request, must be paid on or before the date that the redemption period expires. 9. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the County Treasurer on or prior to the date the redemption period expires, or on or prior to the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed, a tax deed may be issued to Montana Land Project, LLC, on the day following the date on which the redemption period expires or on the date on which the County Treasurer will otherwise issue a tax deed. 10. The business address and telephone number of the County Treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Missoula County Treasurer, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, (406) 258-4847. Further notice for those persons listed above whose addresses are unknown: 1. The address of the party is unknown. 2. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. 3. The party’s rights in the property may be in jeopardy. Dated this 13th day of October, 2011 .Montana Land Project, LLC

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9 Unexpected Energ y (and Money) Savers By Diane Beck, 2011 MOR President Here are a few surprising and simple ways to cut heater can use some extra insulation too. A fiberyour energy bill this season. glass insulation blanket is a simple addition that can cut heat loss and save 4% to 9% on the average Put lamps in the corners: Did you know you can water-heating bill. switch to a lower wattage bulb in a lamp or lower its dimmer switch and not lose a noticeable amount of Turn off the burner before you’re done cooking: light? It’s all about placement. When a lamp is When you turn off an electric burner, it doesn’t cool placed in a corner, the light reflects off the adjoining off immediately. Use that to your advantage by turnwalls, which makes the room lighter and brighter. ing it off early and using the residual heat to finish up your dish. Switch to a laptop: If you read an article on a laptop, you’re using 1/3 less energy than if you’re readAdd motion sensors: You might be diligent ing on a desktop. about shutting off unnecessary lights, but your kids? Not so much. Adding motion sensors to playChoose an LCD TV: If you’re among those con- rooms and bedrooms cost only $15 to $50 per sidering a flat-screen upgrade from your conven- light, and ensures you don’t pay for energy that tional, CRT TV, choose an LCD screen for the you’re not using. biggest energy save. Spin laundry faster: The faster your washing Give your water heater a blanket: Just like you machine can spin excess water out of your laundry, pile on extra layers in the winter, your hot water the less you’ll need to use your dryer. Many newer

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Rent: $625 Deposit: $635 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Utilities: Trash, Sewer, and Water Parking: Off-Street This is side-by-side single level duplex located in North Missoula. Unit has new carpet and new high efficiency heater, as well as new paint.

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REAL ESTATE HOMES FOR SALE 1531 S 11th St W: 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath, 2 Car Garage. Turn-key home on a large lot with a double detached garage, privacy fenced yard and one level living! This home has a great floor plan and was remodeled in 2007. $213,900 - MLS # 20114611. Call Shannon Hilliard at 2398350 today! 1725A Park Place. Priced reduced to $147,900. CLEAN 3 bed, 1-1/2 bath, 1 car attached garage, private yard. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com 18737 Sorrel Springs Lane, Frenchtown, $389,000 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. 2511 Sunridge Court $255,000 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. 345 Brooks St. Great Investment potential near university. Price reduced to $289,000. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on large fenced lot, deck, fire pit, close to schools, walking paths and shopping. Newer furnace, water heater, gas fireplace. PRICE REDUCED ONLY $229,000. MLS# 20110384. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. 5 Bed, 4+ bath, 2 car garage townhome at The Ranch Club. 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 55â&#x20AC;? LED 3D TV, seven theater chairs, and an awesome sound system. Call Betsy Milyard for more info 880-4749. Affordable Condo, Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you could afford to buy your own place? This sweet new, green-built development may be your ticket. 1400 Burns, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com BEAUTIFUL LOLO AREA CUSTOM HOME ON 1.65 ACRES. 5 Bdr/4 Bath, soaring cathedral ceilings, hand-peeled log, exposed beam, and stacked stone accents, gorgeous kitchen and master, amazing deck, and much, much more. $525,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 2396696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

GORGEOUS HANDCRAFTED HOME ON 3.3 ACRES ON PETTY CREEK. 3 Bdr/2.5 Baths, Main floor master suite, great room, gorgeous kitchen, hardwood floors, heated double garage, with guest quarters, and great views. $425,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 2396696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com Handsome, Spacious Home on Prime Upper Miller Creek Acreage, 5+ bedrooms, with out of town living on quiet cul-de-sac, and acres. Rodeo Rd. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com Historic Victorian either Residential or Commercial â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This majestic home in fantastic shape offers many options. 436 S 3rd W, 240-5227 porticorealestate.com

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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

Landscaped corner lot. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 story, top of line Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, fenced yard, UG sprinklers, 10 x 12 storage shed, 12 x 20 Trex deck in back, covered front Trex deck, 3 blocks from Hellgate Elementary School, $20/mo HOA dues. $226,500. MLS#20111249. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503.

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. GENER-

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Enjoy country living close to town, 3 bed, 2.5 bath home. Covered deck front and back. Large double detached garage with additional living quarters. Carport behind garage for extra storage. Nice views and close to Forest Service land for horse back riding and hiking. Lolo Creek close for fishing. Park on the North boundary. Fence between Lot 1 and 2 not on property line. Will sell with adjacent 1.71 acre lot. $299,900. MLS#20115937. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

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OUS $2000 APPLIANCE ALLOWANCE AND $1300 LANDSCAPING ALLOWANCE. Call Betsy for more info 8804749. Peaceful 11.64 acres with a gorgeous 3 bed, 2 bath home, sits on beautiful Cedar Ridge, only 15 minutes from downtown Missoula. $299,000. 240-5227 porticorealestate.com PRICE REDUCED! 2 bdrm 2 bath manufactured home. Addition for possible den or office. Shop & extra space in dbl garage. Zoned for multifamily or commercial. NOW ONLY $104,900. MLS#906610. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

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, â&#x20AC;&#x153;secret gardenâ&#x20AC;? & fenced yard. $425,000. MLS#20114396. Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.2404rattlesnake.com. SINGLE LEVEL HIDDEN TRAILS HOME. 2 Bdr/1 Bath, double garage, cathedral ceilings, wood laminate flooring, dining area, and more, all just a few minutes from UM and downtown. $174,900. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com

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Huge Lot Bungalow Style Home, middle of Missoula, close to Good Food Store, lots of room in huge shop, needs some updating, priced

Call me, Jon Freeland, for a free comparative market analysis. 360-8234 Classic Mid-century Rattlesnake Home with lots of character: coved ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, cedar shingles, huge lot with mature landscape and perennial beds. 2618 Rattlesnake Dr, 2405227 porticorealestate.com

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8169 Lower Miller Creek â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Bed, 2 bath Well kept manufactured home on five productive acres in Upper Miller Creek. â&#x20AC;˘ 2 storage sheds, a detached double car garage and a separate shop/garage. â&#x20AC;˘ Only be 5 minutes from town. â&#x20AC;˘ $250,000 â&#x20AC;˘ MLS # 20113133.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;FAMOUS NINE MILE HOUSEâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Purchase the restaurant/bar, the house, outbuildings, & 4 trailer spots for â&#x20AC;˘ Dynamite investment for the right person with great potential for income from the rentals and the restaurant. â&#x20AC;˘ $449,000 â&#x20AC;˘ MLS # 20113100

860 Haley, Florence â&#x20AC;˘ 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Car Garage â&#x20AC;˘ Over 5000 Finished sqft. Amazing home with gorgeous views, & paved road access. Tons of space, game room and its own movie theater - perfect for living and entertaining! â&#x20AC;˘ $550,000 â&#x20AC;˘ MLS #20115636

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117 Dallas, in LOLO. $184,900 â&#x20AC;˘ 3 Bed 2 Bath home on the hill in Lolo. â&#x20AC;˘ Spacious living room, large backyard & deck, great views of the mountains, and huge family room in the basement. â&#x20AC;˘ Perfect home for RD financing.

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SINGLE LEVEL LIVING CLOSE TO THE BITTERROOT RIVER. 4 Bdr/3 Bath single-level Stevensville home. Great, open floor plan, incredible mountain views, next to public park, walk to Downtown Stevi or Bitterroot River. $219,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com SPACIOUS PLEASANT VIEW HOME PRICED TO SELL. 3 Bdr/2 Bath, double garage, corner lot, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, main floor master and laundry, great deck and more. $216,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696 or visit... www.mindypalmer.com SPECTACULAR HORSE PROPERTY ON THE BITTERROOT RIVER. 4 Bdr/3 Bath, 10.4 acres, cross-fenced, 4 stall custom barn with hay loft, hard-

345 Brooks Street, Msla $289,000 • MLS#20114082 PRICE REDUCTION! 4 bed, 1.5 bath, 3+ garage. Close to the U and downtown.

wood & tile floors, gourmet kitchen, arched doorways, 2 decks, spectacular mountain views, 400 feet of river frontage. $449,000. Prudential Montana. For more info call Mindy Palmer @ 239-6696, or visit... www.mindypalmer.com 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 Wonderful 5 bed, 3 bath home @ top of Fairviews with 2 car garage. Level lot! Borders open space. All new carpet & interior paint. Trex deck off dining room. Great views! Back yard is fenced. $275,000. MLS#20116161. Rochelle

321 N Higgins, Msla $790,000 • MLS#10003360 Downtown commercial building with land. Does not include business. Prime location with over 4,000 sq. ft. retail space plus basement storage.

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CONDOS/ TOWNHOMES The Uptown Flats have two one bed one bath units still for sale at $149,900. Only a few units left in this great gated development near downtown. Call Anne 546-5816 for showing. www.movemontana.com Wilma Condominium Wilma Condominium For Sale. $224,000. Completely remodeled. please call 406.249.6069 for more info.

LAND FOR SALE 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 $69,900. MLS# 10007449. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 2406503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Beautiful 20 acres fenced pasture land. Seasonal stream and pond. Great get away or build your dream home. No power to area. $170 per year road maintenance fee. $149,900. MLS#10007447. Janet 2403932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties.

BLM was $299,900 now $89,900. More property under $1,000/acre. Close to Roundup, Billings & Lewistown. The best elk and deer country! Call 888-361-3006

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

LAND EXPO FOR owners, buyers, sellers of land. 15 speakers. November 30. Fargo, ND. Register www.greatplainslandexpo.com or (877)700-4099

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

MONTANA RANCHLANDS MUST SELL 20 ACRES w/utilities. Was $49,900 - Now $19,900. 170 acres Borders

I can help you sell your home! Rochelle Glasgow @ Prudential Missoula Properties. 544-7507. www.rochelleglasgow.com

650 Colorado Gulch, Msla $429,000 • MLS# 20115604 Established Brick and Stucco Ranch style 4 bed, 2.5 bath home, Grant Creek area, on 2.5 acre lot. Lawn maintenance & snow removal paid by seller for one full year.

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