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IN LAKE COUNTY, IT’S BACK TO COP SCHOOL

AS GLOBAL WARMING HITS MISSOULA, PLAN TO HAVE HOT NEW NEIGHBORS

RANGE

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SCOPE

MISSOULA GETS ITS OWN VOICE WIZARD


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nside Cover Story I sat on the sidewalk outside the Wilma Theatre, where congregants of Lion’s Den Ministries were arriving for worship, and pretended to be someone I was not—a homeless person. My conscience burned like the cold that stung through my polyester pants. In preparaCover photo by Chad Harder tion for this experiment, to gauge how the public in Missoula treats a homeless man, I hadn’t cut my hair in 11 months or shaved in three weeks. My clothes—trousers four inches too short, ratty tennis shoes, grimy nylon coat— hadn’t been washed in two weeks. I smelled like a dumpster .......................................14

News Letters You call that country? ......................................................................................4 The Week in Review Last day of the semester is a boozy bonanza ...........................6 Briefs Back to school for a Lake County cop and more .............................................6 Etc. When sites go dark, where’s our institutional memory?......................................7 Up Front What global warming could spell for Missoula ...........................................8 Ochenski The fate of Sen. Tester’s forest act............................................................10 Range Christmas is all about a mom and a kid .........................................................11 Agenda Red’s Bar’s Annual Gift Wrapping Fundraiser..............................................12

Arts & Entertainment Flash in the Pan The year in food ............................................................................18 Happiest Hour Orgasmic eggnog .............................................................................19 8 Days a Week It’s a mostly wonderful life ..............................................................21 Mountain High Christmas Lights Beer Run..............................................................33 Scope Helping singers find their voices ....................................................................34 Soundcheck The New Hijackers turn it up ..............................................................35 Books Marina Snow’s Landing Place leads to an interrobang.................................36 Film Do we even know Steven Spielberg?.................................................................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-11

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STREET TALK

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Asked Tuesday, Dec. 20, on North Higgins Avenue.

Happy Holidays. What’s your favorite holiday drink? Follow-up: What’s the best gift you’ve ever given?

Jerry Jolliffe: Well goddamn, I’d have to say vodka and Squirt. It might not be related to Christmas, but it sounds like something I’d like to be drinking over the holiday. Waiting game: The gift of love— my love. I once asked a gal to marry me at a big holiday dinner with the whole family there. All she could do was tell me to wait.

Danna Wright: For something warm, I go with a hot toddy—that’s always good this time of year. But I’ll also go the other direction with a Long Island Iced Tea, just to remind me a bit about Florida. A beautiful choice: That’s easy. I gave my kids the gift of life, and that’s pretty much the best gift ever, even better than Metallica tickets.

Rafer Jelletich: Good beer, like Pigs Ass Porter or tall boys of Budweiser. Check the trunk: I got my mom a silver elephant necklace wrapped around a stuffed animal with silver elephant earrings in its ears. She was so happy it made her cry—and yes, she’s just obsessed with elephants.

Katie Appelt: Hot toddies—they’re always good with family and friends. I don’t have a particular recipe, but I do like it when a friend has some to share. Giving tree: The best gift I’ve ever given was probably a bunch of volunteer time to groups in Missoula like Goodwill and the Jeanette Rankin Peace Center. I’m from Missoula, and I gotta say, it just really feels good to give back to the place you’re from.

Paul Hubbard: Caffe corretto. It’s espresso with a shot of samba, which is a licorice liqueur. You wouldn’t think that coffee and licorice would be a good match, but they compliment each other amazingly. Broadway Brodown: I often give my mother tickets to musicals on Broadway, and wool hats that I knit and give to my siblings.

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Unfair to Tester I know this newspaper can do better at covering Montana politics than what we read in last week’s “Etc.” column. As we prepare for one of the most important elections in Montana history, readers deserve to know what separates Sen. Jon Tester and the guy who wants his job, Congressman Dennis Rehberg. The differences couldn’t be starker. Unfortunately, last week’s Etc. column took the easy way out. Instead of thoughtful political analysis, readers got a disappointing glimpse of Jon Tester’s record. The Independent then editorialized on its own incomplete picture of Jon’s hard work. Since the Etc. column criticized Jon’s 44 pieces of legislation this year, yet failed to illuminate them, allow me to fill in a few missing pieces. Jon wrote and passed the only jobs bill signed into law this year, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, which passed both the House and Senate with unanimous support. He introduced legislation to add the “death of a child” to the Family Medical Leave Act. He got the U.S. Postal Service to delay closing any mail facilities in Montana. The crop insurance program Jon created to expand the production of camelina biofuel kicked into gear a few weeks ago. And President Obama just signed into law Jon’s bill to make the American Legion more accessible to younger veterans. I don’t expect the Independent to write a story every time Jon Tester sends a press release. But if this publication is going to make light of “Car Collector Appreciation Day” or Jon’s role in getting ESPN to air football games, I would expect it to have shared more of Jon’s substantive record over the past year. As for Jon’s refusal to give up on his popular Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, he’ll continue pushing his responsible Montana jobs bill because thousands of Montanans expect no less of him. Jon’s bill is a balanced, made-in-Montana solution to a problem that Congressman Rehberg has refused to address during his 35 years in politics. Now Congressman Rehberg admits he asked his party bosses to prevent a vote on the bill because he knows it would hurt his own senate chances. So what is Congressman Rehberg responsible for? Very little, actually, unless you count trying to decimate Planned Parenthood, Head Start and Jobs Corps earlier this year. Or calling student financial aid “the welfare of the 21st century.” Or suing Billings firefighters. Or trying to take undue credit for Jon’s leg-

islation (I don’t call that “bickering”; I call it setting the record straight—something newspapers should be doing). Congressman Rehberg has a long list of irresponsible decisions that have only hurt Montana. In November of 2012, let’s hope for an outcome determined by facts and illumination. I look forward to more of that in these pages. Aaron Murphy, Communications Director Montanans for Tester

“If Garth Brooks is a gateway to great country music, then McDonald’s is a gateway to weight loss and Sunset Boulevard is a gateway to the Bob Marshall Wilderness.” Unfair to burlesque dancer I enjoy reading the Independent. The reporting is spot-on and all events, whether popular or not, are reported in a fair and non-judgmental manner. You do an excellent job. However, an opportunity to portray a time-honored artistic profession was missed in your recent article by Erika Fredrickson [“The big tease,” Dec. 15]. Having seen the Cigarette Girls Burlesque troop many times and been a supporter for as long as they’ve been in existence, I was deeply disappointed in the manner in which they were portrayed. The first mistake was the unflattering picture of Miss Birdie La Rouge. It almost appears the intent was to embarrass her. I am also disappointed to read in the first paragraph a reference to “pasties” and what was probably an offthe-cuff comment made by La Rouge

about the removal process. There are many trade secrets performers probably work hard at keeping from being made public. It’s my guess this description was one of them. The women in this troop have a lot of hurdles to overcome by public misconceptions of their craft. That was a private piece of information that was not necessary to reveal in your article. I believe you owe The Cigarette Girls an apology, in particular Miss La Rouge. She is a beautiful girl and deserves more than the horrible photograph the Independent printed. Donna Rose Kalispell

Unfair to real country music In this week’s spotlight “Low places” [Dec. 15], we’re informed that Garth Brooks “is a gateway to great country music” and that Waylon Jennings is “full of it” for calling Brooks out on his watered-down, nauseating brand of (pop) country music. The writer implies that the mundane consistency of Garth’s music career is somehow superior to Waylon’s transformation from commercial country singer to pioneer of the outlaw country movement. In essence, he is telling us that an adherence to crappy commercial values is to be celebrated over the striving for artistic integrity. A dubious proposition, no? If Garth Brooks is a gateway to great country music, then McDonald’s is a gateway to weight loss and Sunset Boulevard is a gateway to the Bob Marshall Wilderness. If anything, the front door of whoever wrote this Spotlight is a gateway to Fairy Land. We’re also told that Garth will be heard at any decent bonfire party. Let it here be known that if anyone comes to a bonfire party of my own, singing or playing anything by Garth Brooks, they will quickly find themselves cast into the conflagration. As the flames dance over their obnoxious body, cleansing and purifying them of their grievous offense, they will be welcome to sing along as I strum my guitar and croon the chorus of an old country favorite. The horns will blast away, signaling the bravado and triumph of the victor, and this country music phony will be awakened to the true power of REAL country music: “I fell into a burning ring of fire. / I went down, down, down, / and the flames went higher. / And it burned, burned, burned, / the ring of fire. / The ring of fire...” Michael Shaw Missoula

etters Policy: The Missoula Independent welcomes hate mail, love letters and general correspondence. Letters to the editor must include the writer’s full name, address and daytime phone number for confirmation, though we’ll publish only your name and city. Anonymous letters will not be considered for publication. Preference is given to letters addressing the contents of the Independent. We reserve the right to edit letters for space and clarity. Send correspondence to: Letters to the Editor, Missoula Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801, or via e-mail: editor@missoulanews.com.

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A Helena judge upholds Montana’s campaign finance disclosure laws as constitutional, setting the stage for a trial in a case involving Western Tradition Partnership, which is seeking to strike down Montana’s century-old ban on corporate spending in elections.

• Thursday, December 15 Nine years after declaring war on Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in Baghdad, officially declares that Operation Iraqi Freedom is over. The war has claimed close to 4,500 American lives, wounded another 32,000 and cost roughly $1 trillion.

• Friday, December 16 In a 24-hour period beginning at 6 a.m. on the last day of the fall semester at the University of Montana, city and county law enforcement agencies write four minor in possession of alcohol tickets and three open container citations and charge nine people with DUI.

• Saturday, December 17 Tattooed women wearing ugly sweaters and secondhand gowns carry PBR tall boys at the Hellgate Roller Girls’ Naughty and Nice Holiday Roller Ball. The event at the “Inferno” on the Westside features a karaoke fundraiser and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Montana Food Bank.

• Sunday, December 18 Marking their third win in a series of weekend matches, the Missoula Maulers beat the Gillette Wild 7-2. The win enables the team to sneak into first place in the American West Hockey League, marking the first time in franchise history the team enjoys Christmas break in first place. The Maulers travel to Helena on Dec. 30 to take on the Bighorns.

• Monday, December 19 A masked man wielding a knife robs the Loose Caboose coffee hut on North Reserve Street at about 3 in the afternoon. The suspect gets away with an undisclosed amount of money and is described as a tall man weighing roughly 215 pounds, with graying hair. He’s wearing a blue pullover sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown gloves.

• Tuesday, December 20 University of Montana football players Trumaine Johnson and Gerald Kemp offer no-contest pleas to disorderly conduct charges in the wake of a noisy October party that prompted a police response and a subsequent tasing of the Griz players. Before the plea agreement, Johnson and Kemp also faced charges of assault, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.

After administering field sobriety tests such as the one-leg stand, Missoula Police officer Bob Franke prepares to administer a breathalyzer test to a driver on Pine Street in Missoula on Monday afternoon, Dec. 19.

Lake County Back to basics On Dec. 9, Lake County Undersheriff Karey Reynolds graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. The Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council (or POST)— the state body that polices the police—had ordered Reynolds to complete the 12-week basic-training course in Helena because it couldn’t verify his stated employment history. Reynolds is now able to resume his duties as undersheriff, but he’s not out of the woods yet. The Montana Attorney General’s Office received a request from Lake County Sheriff Jay Doyle to investigate whether Reynolds had misrepresented his work history. “We will be conducting the investigation in the very near future,” says Montana Department of Justice spokesman John Doran. Reynolds was chosen as undersheriff after Doyle took office nearly a year ago. POST Director Wayne Ternes originally thought Reynolds was eligible to be undersheriff because his work history showed that he hadn’t had a break in service exceeding 36 months. But Reynolds didn’t have

records to back that up. So Ronan Police Chief Dan Wadsworth provided them. “However,” Ternes wrote to Sheriff Doyle on May 19, “due to the recent incident at [the Montana Law Enforcement Academy] where a student was ‘sponsored’ by Ronan Police Department to attend MLEA and documents were falsified by Chief Wadsworth (mainly stating that the student was hired by Ronan when he was not), I decided that further investigation into Mr. Reynolds’s employment was necessary.” POST found that Reynolds’s last year of verifiable work for the Ronan Police Department was in 2000, contrary to what Wadsworth had stated. Ternes told the Indy several weeks ago that Reynolds had been “excelling in class, and actually been a very outstanding student, from what I’m being told by all the instructors at the academy.” Matthew Frank

Wildlife Raptor quest Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing a new rule that would allow out-of-state falconers to

capture hawks, falcons and owls in Montana for the first time. “Montana is one of just a handful of states that does not allow nonresidents to come into Montana…to capture raptors for the sport of falconry,” says FWP Commercial Wildlife Permitting Manager Tim Feldner. Raptors have sharp eyesight and perceive movement much more quickly than humans. That makes them welcome companions for falconers, who train birds of prey to hunt wild quarry. It’s an art that takes years to master. If the proposed rule is implemented, licensed out-of-state falconers would be allowed to capture prairie falcons, goshawks, kestrels, Merlins and redtailed and sharp-shinned hawks, in addition to gyrfalcons. Peregrine falcons would remain off limits to nonresidents. Out-of-state falconers were legally prohibited from capturing raptors in the state until the Montana Legislature eliminated the restriction this year. A primary reason listed during the legislative discussion was reciprocity: If Montana allows nonresidents to capture birds, Montana falconers will then be allowed to go into other states, like

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Wyoming, to trap raptors. The proposal worries Kate Davis from Raptors of the Rockies, in Florence. “To me, it’s sort of an agenda put through by a few overzealous falconers,� she says. Davis, a master falconer, says her biggest concern stems from the impact the proposal could have on the gyrfalcon population. Four is the maximum number of gyrfalcons that have been counted in any one year in Montana during the last decade, according to the Audubon Society’s Christmas bird count, Davis says. The large, light-colored raptors live in cool climates and are already struggling with climate change. Moving them from Montana’s chillier climate southward could leave the birds more vulnerable to disease, she says. “These guys might be in big trouble.� In response to concerns about maintaining raptor populations, Feldner says FWP is proposing a cap of three birds per species. In light of that and the fact that there’s not much demand—Montana falconers have captured fewer than 50 raptors during the last three years—Feldner doesn’t anticipate the rule change will have much impact. Scientific evidence shows that the number of birds that could be taken by out-ofstaters is “insignificant,� he says. The deadline for public comment on FWP’s proposal is Dec. 30. For more information, visit fwp.mt.gov. Jessica Mayrer

Flood Lessons from Tower Street Missoula’s Orchard Homes district learned a lasting lesson this summer: When the Clark Fork River rises, it doesn’t play nice. That lesson carried over into the latest plans for the Stonybrook Subdivision, a 43-lot development on West Third Street proposed by the WGM Group. The Missoula City Council approved a phasing plan for the subdivision Monday, but only after WGM addressed concerns from neighboring Tower Street residents, who experienced major flooding in June. “It’s not fun living through a disaster,� says Tower Street resident Laura Howe. “Why would you put more houses there?� In response to summer flooding, WGM altered its plans in late October. Stonybrook homes will now be elevated to two feet above the 500-year flood elevation. The subdivision, which was initially

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approved in 2008 and will be built in six phases between 2014 and 2024, lies outside the floodplains designated by FEMA and the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Ward 6 councilman Ed Childers says he has no reservations about the subdivision’s location. The council reviewed photos from this summer’s flood

is hanging up at Rowdy’s Cabin,� he says, referring to the bar on Missoula’s Reserve Street. Friday evening, Dec. 16, the University of Montana is trailing Sam Houston State 21-0 in the first quarter of the FCS semifinal game. Bonner looks nervous. So do the 100 maroon-and-silver-clad Griz fans packed into the Vegas bar. Some are catching the game while on vacation from Kalispell, Missoula and even Oregon. Others, like Pat Rue, are Montanans turned Nevadans. Rue moved to Vegas from Big Timber in 1994 but never abandoned his Griz loyalty. “You’ve got your pro team,� he says. “And you’ve got your Grizzlies.� Halftime, and those Grizzlies are still trailing the Bearkats 21-14. The question around the bar is the same: “What the fuck is a Bearkat?� Jerry Furniss, a professor at the UM School of Business, is keeping an eye out for any vacationing UM students. He’s hundreds of miles from home and finds it “really nice to be here among friends.� Asked how they heard about Torrey Pines, Furniss’s wife, Shannon, says, “Everybody knows about Photo by Chad Harder Torrey Pines.� It’s the end of the third quarter. Sam Houston as well as testimony from a hydraulic specialist, he says, all of which suggested giving WGM the green leads 31-21, but no one’s lost hope. Bonner shouts, light. People do tend to build where they shouldn’t, “First down!� The bar shouts back, “Montana!� “We’re a Montana bar,� Bonner says, needlessly. Childers says, but in the case of Stonybrook, the city Bonner is a Pennsylvania native. He’d never has done its best to make sure flooding isn’t a problem. Stonybrook is “way out of the floodplain,� he heard of the Griz before 1992, when two regulars says. “Basements aren’t allowed in the subdivision. asked him to switch on the UM game. Three years Crawlspaces have to be two feet above the 100-year later, the Griz won their first national championship. “I got on the train just when it was leaving the water level.� Howe insists that raising houses and forbid- station,� Bonner says. The game ends on a sour note. A pass to Jabin ding basements won’t mitigate all of the impacts for Stonybrook. Even residents of several elevated Sambrano falls short with six minutes on the clock. homes on Tower Street spent a month of their The Griz lose 31-28. There’s always next season, says Bonner, who summer coordinating relief efforts for others. “Septic systems were down, we had port-a-potties carries an honorary UM alumni card in his wallet. in the street,� Howe says. “Flooding is a neighbor- The bar is full of Griz memorabilia, including signed hood issue. It’s not just about whether your house team photos and a chunk of Washington-Grizzly Stadium turf. Bonner even ran out of the helmet gets wet.� Alex Sakariassen with the team in 2001. “You know what I was thinking out on the field? ‘Don’t trip.’� Football Asked if he’s been to any Griz bars in Missoula, he says, hell yes, he’s been to Red’s, Grizzlyville, Las Vegas There’s a Nevada license plate hanging on the Stockman’s, all the staples. And of course, he’s wall of the Torrey Pines Pub, about five miles off the been to Rowdy’s. After all, not every Missoula bar Strip in Las Vegas, that reads “UM GRIZ.� Pub owner has a Nevada license plate. Alex Sakariassen Bob Bonner says the plate has significance. “Its twin

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etc. Six years ago, NewWest.net brought a new kind of journalism to Missoula and the Rocky Mountain West. The site reported on the region—its real estate boom and dramatic bust; its political landscape, cross-boundary wildlife and land-use issues; and its literary scene. But now, all of NewWest.net’s content—thousands of articles that tell the story of an important period in the West’s evolution—is about to disappear. NewWest.net went down a few months ago after succumbing to financial difficulties. It was replaced by a note to readers suggesting the site could soon be revived. Not so. Recently, the company’s founders told its many former contributors, Indy writers among them, that the site would go live for a short time to allow them to retrieve articles they’d written. After that, its archives will be gone for good, at least for those browsing the web. What a huge loss. It also shows that the library system hasn’t kept up with journalism’s shift to the web. “I really don’t think it has,� says Honore Bray, of the Missoula Public Library. She says the library only archives the Missoulian (why it doesn’t archive the Indy is a topic for another day). Server space is expensive, she says (and shuttered web-based businesses can’t afford to keep content up for perpetuity). With so much journalism and storytelling residing on the web now, maybe it’s time for digital public libraries, where communities’ digital news can be accessible forever. Bray tells of an effort akin to that, the Montana Memory Project, supported by the Montana State Library and Montana Historical Society, although it’s limited to digitizing historic material relating to Montana’s cultural history and government. Then too, even digital archives aren’t perfect (just ask our IT guy, who’s still recovering from the Indy’s server meltdown last month). That’s why, according to Bray, the American Library Association fought the Library of Congress’s move to digital. The fear, she says, was that “things would be lost through time because there wouldn’t be hard copies.� And so, here we are, hoping that if NewWest.net can’t make a comeback, at least its archives can. The site was a pioneer in putting news on the web. We never thought it would also show us what’s lost when news leaves the web.

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will continue to increase and the outcome are tough to pinpoint, Rasker says. That makes it difficult to predict how warming will affect migration. “What’s the likelihood? When will it happen? Nobody knows that for sure, because the science of climate change isn’t that precise.” However, University of Montana Professor Steve Running points out that there’s no sign that carbon emissions, a primary force behind global warming, are declining. In fact, they’re spiking: According to the Global Carbon Project 2010 emissions summary, scientists last year charted the biggest one-year increase in carbon emissions ever. “So for all the talk, there’s certainly no action measurable at the global scale,” says Running, who spoke to Geo Institute workshop attendees and owns a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work combating climate change. Running says reversing the warming trend requires a wholesale shift in the way individuals, communities and decision-makers think. He adds that one simply has to look at the coal trains that roll Photo by Chad Harder through Missoula to witness an ill-conIn 2008, fire ripped up Mt. Sentinel’s tinder-dry west face in just a few hours. ceived status quo. “I’m reminded how A new report says the Missoula area will see even more and fiercer wildfires. pathetic the state of affairs is almost every day as I ride my bike down to work,” The Geos Institute, an Oregon-based their cattle to greener pastures outside the Running says. “I cross under the railroad nonprofit, worked in conjunction with state. As the Independent reported in tracks and there’s a trainload of coal going Headwaters Economics in Bozeman and October, some of those ranchers and ani- from Montana to China. In a matter of days, they burn it and it comes right back to us in Missoula’s Clark Fork Coalition to compile mals made their way to Montana. Findings from last month’s Geos the atmosphere.” the report. It projects—and attempts to According to the Carbon Project emisplan for—how global warming will shape Institute report indicate that in comparison Missoula County’s social, physical and eco- to southern and seaside communities, sions summary, coal burning accounted for nomic landscapes in the coming years. The Missoula appears well equipped to handle 41 percent of the total growth in carbon Clark Fork Coalition’s Jill Alban says the global warming. Despite the Rocky emissions in 2010. Running says there’s a vacuum among report should serve “as a starting point for Mountains’ waning snowpack, the Garden continued conversations around the issue City still has a plentiful water supply. elected representatives when it comes to of how a changing climate could impact “Missoula County may be spared from some climate change. That makes conversations of the worst climate change scenarios due like those facilitated by the Geos Institute our livelihoods and our community.” For the report, nearly 100 locals, to our intact headwaters, our high peaks and the Clark Fork Coalition especially including scientists, community leaders, [and] our near-pristine aquifer,” says Alban. important. “Clearly, at the national level we That’s leading local policy experts with don’t have a Congress that’s willing to get forestry experts, public health officials and landowners, reviewed climate-change data the Clark Fork Coalition and economists started on anything around this issue. I and then set to work during a two-day such as Ray Rasker from Headwaters think it’s quite appropriate for communiworkshop last summer to identify ways Economics to hypothesize that Missoula ties to start getting to work on their own.” Alban agrees that education is a vital Missoula can prepare for continued global could become a haven for people displaced warming. Alban says it was “a great first step by warming temperatures and rising tides, first step toward claiming responsibility for—and easing the impact of—global to bring folks together in this manner, to called “climate refugees.” Rasker, who helped compile informa- warming at home. “Everyone who cares have these conversations and to begin to think proactively about potential changes to tion for the report and discussed his find- about the future of Missoula County has a our community, to our economy, to our ings with workshop attendees, says climate stake in this process,” she says. The Clark Fork Coalition is inviting refugees could exacerbate Missoula natural resources.” Based on that projected 5-degree tem- County’s future planning challenges. “We people who want to get involved in the disperature spike, project researchers and might actually have even more of a growth cussion about climate change to join one of workshop participants anticipate more management issue than we used to have, their adaptation working groups. For more information, visit www.clarkfork.org. stressors on aquatic life from warmer and driven by climate refugees,” he says. Scientists know that temperatures are lower stream flows, increasing floods and rising. But variables like how quickly they progressively worsening fire seasons. jmayrer@missoulanews.com Temperatures in the Rocky Mountains have increased by approximately 3 degrees in the last century. Balmier summers and warmer winters leave the region facing a nearly unprecedented decline in snowpack, waning stream flows and increasingly powerful wildfires. Now, a new report indicates that global warming could trigger another 5-degree spike in Missoula County temperatures by 2045.

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In Montana and elsewhere, climate change is becoming an increasingly disruptive force. Rising ocean temperatures are fueling hurricanes that batter the eastern seaboard with increasing brutality. In Alaska, the permafrost is melting, forcing entire communities to relocate or sink. Last summer’s historically unprecedented heat wave and draught in Texas brought ferocious fires and forced ranchers to relocate


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Nada for collaborators Tester’s forest act isn’t sleeping–it’s dead. It’s the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Trees are up and lights are twinkling to fend off the darkness, as gifts are exchanged to bring cheer in this holiday season. But there won’t be one gift for the small band of collaborators who support Senator Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. That rider was struck from the bill to fund the federal government, and it’s unlikely to see the light of day again. On the other hand, for many, and for reasons beyond partisan politics, that’s something to celebrate. The story is long and ugly. Way back when Republican Conrad Burns was Montana’s junior U.S. senator, a handful of people from a few conservation groups decided they needed to find some way to pass a new wilderness bill for Montana. Montana’s senior senator, Max Baucus, a Democrat, was in a great position to do it, but he was too timid to wade into the contentious wilderness debate. It’s customary in Congress that before any state wilderness measure is passed, the delegation from that state must agree on it. So the die was cast for Burns, who had ridden into office thanks in part to President Ronald Reagan’s pocket veto of a 1988 wilderness bill that had successfully passed both houses of Congress. Reagan vetoed it in order to defeat incumbent Democratic Senator John Melcher, by showing the power Burns carried with a sitting president while still a candidate. It worked. Knowing that the chance of Burns losing his seat would be almost non-existent, since incumbent U.S. senators typically have the money, connections and power they need to stay in office, the small band of collaborators set out to devise a wilderness bill that could satisfy Burns. To get even some slivers of new wilderness, the conservationists decided they needed to give up swaths of forested lands to the timber industry, give up roadless areas to destruction by allterrain vehicles and even give away Wilderness Study Areas that were protected by the visionary Wilderness Study Act of 1977, which had been sponsored by Montana’s great Democratic senator and wilderness supporter, Lee Metcalf. And so the first incarnation of what would become the basis for Jon Tester’s Forest Jobs and

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Recreation Act was born as the BeaverheadDeerlodge Partnership. But then the unexpected happened. Somehow, Jon Tester, a state senator, unseated Conrad Burns in the 2006 elections by a hair-thin margin of 3,000 votes. Many would say those votes came from supporters of Paul Richards, a candidate in the Democratic primary who dropped out of the race only days before the election and urged his supporters to vote for Tester in both the primary

A measure designed to please a Republican senator and Republican president was embraced and defended by a Democratic senator under a Democratic president. and the general election. Richards did so based on a meeting with Tester to get his personal assurance that all roadless lands would be protected and that no significant natural-resource legislation would be attempted as a rider on unrelated bills. Tester promised Richards it would be so. Shortly after Tester’s victory, the conservationists presented him with the agreement they had reached “collaboratively” with a few small timber mill owners that, among other things, contained mandated levels of timber harvests from national forests—just as the housing market collapsed and the demand for timber vanished. Up to this time, the general public had been excluded from the collaboration and remained so up until the time Tester dropped his Forest Jobs and Recreation Act in the hopper. A measure designed to please a Republican senator and Republican

president was now embraced and defended by a Democratic senator under a Democratic president. The way legislation is supposed to work in Congress is that a bill is introduced in either the Senate or House while a similar measure is introduced in the other chamber. There are public hearings in both chambers. If both bills pass, Congress irons out the differences and sends the reconciled bill to the president. But that didn’t happen with Tester’s bill. Instead, thanks to the public land giveaways and the dangerous precedent of congressionally mandated harvest levels on national forest lands, Tester’s bill never made it out of committee. No companion bill was introduced in the House. So Jon Tester broke his promise to Richards and tried to slip his measure through Congress by attaching it as a rider to an unrelated “must pass” funding bill. Ironically, one of Tester’s most damaging attacks against Burns during his campaign was for using riders to pass significant legislation. Last Christmas, Tester tried to slip his rider by Congress on an end-of-year government funding measure, but failed. This year, he did the same thing and failed again. Democrats are quick to blame Republican U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg for that failure, but the measure deserved to fail, both for its ramifications and the way its passage was attempted. As the campaign for Tester’s seat garners national attention, it looks like the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, which didn’t even have the guts to mention “wilderness” in the title, is kaput. There’s no chance House Republicans will pass it. Perhaps this is karma from Tester’s broken promise to a fellow candidate whose supporters’ votes helped give Tester his win. Or maybe the spirit of Lee Metcalf is saying, “Hands off my wilderness study areas.” But one thing seems certain: The collaborators will get no Christmas present this year, and likely none in the foreseeable future. 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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Last Christmas Eve, I found a new tradition. To shake off the crankiness of cookies gone wrong, of shopping and shipping and wrapping and frenzy, I took a long walk last December. And that’s when I had a wonderful idea. What if, as Dr. Seuss said, Christmas does not come from a store? What if Christmas does mean just a little bit more? In fact, what if Christmas were just about giving? I was in no position to give. I’d been unemployed for a year and my husband was starting to eye me the way healthy members of the Donner Party looked at stragglers. But my house overflowed with the clutter of Christmases past, and I was frightened by the specter of Christmas present and future. If I could put some reason back into the season, celebrating the birth of Christ might not require wrapping a mound of electronics made by children in China. I wanted to give somebody an unexpected smile and let my heart be lighter than my wallet. But how? Buy candy, and hand it to strangers? Lottery tickets? No, in tough times, only dollars would do. Let someone who needed the cash decide how to spend it. So I went to the bank and took out some cash. But where should I go to give it away? A bus stop? That’s a likely place to find people who could use a smile, but stopping would be difficult in Christmas traffic. And I didn’t want to hand out bills at random, I wanted to find one person who needed a happy surprise: I wanted a

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What a perfect place to find a mom who could use some cash: the kids clothing aisle at a thrift store on Christmas Eve. had to be…a thrift store! My friends with money shop in thrift stores all the time, but they would not be in one on Christmas Eve. I pulled into the parking lot and put my money in my palm. As I scanned the aisles, I didn’t see any moms with kids. I checked out the toy section, but it was empty. Some children waited patiently on faded plaid furniture while their parents shopped. Should I hand the money to the

kids? No, that would be creepy. Where were their mothers? Ah, the kids clothing aisle. What a perfect place to find a mom who could use some cash: the kids clothing aisle at a thrift store on Christmas Eve. So I walked up to a woman who was flipping through a rack of tiny pajamas and said, “Excuse me.” She was tall, with kind eyes. I held out my hand and said, “This is for you.” She looked at my palm, which was, I hate to admit, sweaty. ”Merry Christmas,” I said. She looked into my face. “Why?” “Because.” And that really was the answer. “Merry Christmas,” she said, a big smile lighting up her face, and we hugged. I cried. And walked away with my heart several sizes larger. Christmas is full of traditions; some have meaning only because we repeat them year after year. This is my new tradition, and it has all the meaning I need. Her happy question “Why?” wrapped my heart in the tightest hug it’s ever had. Last Christmas Eve, I knew why, and I know why I will do this every year on Christmas Eve. Because it all comes down to a mom and a baby; what happens next can change everything.

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Now imagine that you are a child with this cancer. Imagine that you are getting chemotherapy treatments, rather than pedaling a bicycle with friends through your neighborhood. Imagine that you are receiving a biopsy, instead of building a snowman. Imagine the fatigue and exhaustion of illness replacing the boundless energy of childhood.

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

FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 The Northern Rockies Rising Tide fights for the Northern Rockies, including tackling the megaload issue and so much more. Jeannette Rankin Peace Center back room. 510 S. Higgins Ave. 7–8:30 PM.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 24 If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 25 The Blackfeet Children Christmas Fund hosts an annual Christmas Party in Browning every year on Dec. 30. Currently, the fund has not yet raised enough money to ensure that every child at the party will receive a gift. To donate or learn more about the fund, go to blackfeetnation.com.

MONDAY DECEMBER 26 Get your GED or brush up for college entrance exams at the Lifelong Learning Center. Classes are Mon.-Thu. from 8–12 PM. and Tue. and Wed. 6–8 PM. 310 S. Curtis Ave. Free. 523-4038.

Besides the physical and emotional toll that the family of a child with leukemia must endure, there is of course a financial toll. This is where Red’s Bar and Party America come in. For the eighth year running, Red’s hosts its annual gift-wrapping fundraiser. This year the funds raised will benefit Lily Norton, a toddler who suffers from childhood leukemia. Currently, Lily is receiving treatment at Spokane’s Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The treatment will last through mid-February, and during that time she must remain within 30 minutes of the hospital. Her mother, a local schoolteacher, has taken a leave of absence to care for Lily at their rented home in Spokane. Her father regularly drives from Missoula to visit. Once the intensive treatment is completed, Lily will receive one year of maintenance chemotherapy. Bring your unwrapped gifts to Red’s, have a beer and donate as much as you can to help Lily and her family this holiday season. —Jason McMackin R e d ’ s B a r A n n u a l G i f t Wr a p p i n g Fundraiser takes place on Thu., Dec. 22 from 5 PM to 9 PM, Fri., Dec. 23 from 12 PM to 9 PM and Sat., Dec. 24 from 10 AM to 6 PM. 217 Ryman St. lilynorton.blogspot.com

Need to brush up on that algebra or writing course before you pay king’s ransom to get a D in Comp 101 at the University? Sign-up for the Lifelong Learning Center’s Adult Education Program, which hosts a seven weeks of college prep assistance. 310 S. Curtis. Mon.-Thu., from 8–11:30 AM. Free. Call 549-8765. Be a real Santa Claus and donate your blood at the American Red Cross, at 2401 W. Railroad, Ste. 6. 10– 2 PM. To make an appointment call 829-5021.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 27 Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 115 S. 3rd St. W. 1-3 PM. For information call 543-3955. 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 DECEMBER 28 Sign-up for Citizens Law Enforcement Academy and learn some of the ins and outs of the Missoula PD. Applications are due by Jan. 12 for the nine-week session. Guess what? It includes a ride along. Go to the City of Missoula website and head to the public relations tab in the police section. If English isn’t your native language, head to the Lifelong Learning Center’s Adult Basic Education, which aids in cultural and vocabulary studies. 310 S. Curtis. 8:30 AM. Free. Call 549-8765.

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CURSES, FOILED AGAIN - John K. Rosenbaum, 22, drove from Jacksonville, Fla., to Kingsland, Ga., to purchase illegally a black mamba snake. During the transaction, the venomous snake bit him, he later told Georgia wildlife officials. He was hospitalized and released but faces up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. (Jacksonville’s The Florida Times-Union) After snatching a woman’s purse at a store in Johnson City, Tenn., Cody S. Smith, 18, fled but was apprehended by some shrubbery planted just outside the door. The victim approached the entangled Smith, who returned the purse and apologized for taking it. Police arrested him anyway after finding him in possession of drug paraphernalia and a stolen driver’s license. (Johnson City Press)

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sat on the sidewalk outside the Wilma Theatre, where congregants of Lion’s Den Ministries were arriving for worship, and pretended to be someone I was not—a homeless person. My conscience burned like the cold that stung through my polyester pants. In preparation for this experiment, to gauge how the public in Missoula treats a homeless man, I hadn’t cut my hair in 11 months or shaved in three weeks. My clothes—trousers four inches too short, ratty tennis shoes, grimy nylon coat—hadn’t been washed in two weeks. I smelled like a dumpster. I huddled in the cold in plain view. People passed by or stepped over me, opening the door to the church. A gust of warm air whooshed out and thumping rock music broke the silence. In a half hour, 127 souls passed, and I thought, “This is what it feels like to be invisible.” A pedestrian allowed his little gray dog to limp over and sniff me. It wagged its tail and continued with its owner down the sidewalk.

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Since I arrived in Missoula as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Montana, I’ve encountered panhandlers, seen the campsites along the Clark Fork, heard the laments of downtown business owners and read the news articles about city ordinances disallowing panhandling, but the media accounts lacked the voice of the homeless themselves. I wondered what life on the streets in Missoula is like. How do people respond to the homeless? That moment, the idea took hold: I’d dress and behave as a homeless person and see for myself. I enlisted my University of Montana nonfiction-writing students to shadow me and discreetly collect the names and phone numbers of people I encountered so they could be interviewed later. Admittedly, the experiment was shallow. How could I truly know what living on the streets is like? If the temperature turned frigid, I could walk to my truck, drive to my apartment and brew a cup

of hot tea. I could always go home. Still, I hoped to glean some insight. While the congregants of the Lion’s Den trickled past, Diana, a volunteer, was inside setting up for worship. She had seen me through the glass doors and had prayed about what she should do, she said later. I glanced up to see her kneeling down, close. “Are you warm?” she asked. “Are you hungry?” I shook my head. “I’m okay,” I said. I felt ashamed. I needed to respond as a street person might, but I could not bring myself to accept her help. All my life I’ve lived values my family instilled in me: hard work and self-reliance. Good old American initiative. I’ve never applied for any form of relief, including unemployment. Diana must not have believed me. In a few minutes, she returned. “Would you like to come inside? It’s warm.”

I shook my head, keeping my eyes fixed on the ground. The rest of the arrivals paid no attention. Several minutes later, cupped hands were offering me pound cake, grapes and a cup of coffee. Diana. “Come on in,” she said. Her kindness melted something in me. I felt as if I mattered. I grabbed the food and tottered inside. Never had I seen such a diverse population in one church. Whites, Indians, a white woman with a black child. Hippie and biker types, yuppies, granolas. A man with a mullet cascading halfway down his back. A rock band blasted tunes, the beat shaking my seat. The congregants stood, praised God and greeted one another. A young woman named Antje, wearing heels and tight-fittin’ jeans, smiled and looked me straight in the eyes without the slightest pity. She said, “There’s food and drink here every Sunday.” During the break, I slipped out the front door, back into the frozen world.

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One hundred and thirty-seven congregants had passed me. Three reached out. Why had Diana helped when others ignored me? One of my students phoned her. She said she’d prayed about me and “felt like I needed to go talk to him, reach out to him.” Why? “We’re all human and need to be treated that way,” she said. It turns out that Antje is Diana’s daughter.

INTERSECTION OF RESERVE STREET & ENGLAND BOULEVARD He didn’t know I was watching him. A scraggly beard covered his face. By the way he kept looking around, he had to know that what he was about to do was illegal. At 1:25 p.m., he skulked across the Lowe’s parking lot and took his place on the concrete median in front of Costco. He slipped something out of his coat and held it to his chest as if it meant something to him. From my truck window, I peered through my binoculars at the cardboard sign: “$$ Please help $$.” Six cars filed into the turn lane. For the two minutes and 25 seconds it took the light to change, drivers had to decide whether to ignore the man, give him money or tell him to take a shower and get a job. How many persons would give? How much money would the panhandler make? When the traffic stopped at the red light, the panhandler ambled down the line, holding his sign. At 1:30, a window rolled down and he scurried to the car, snatched the money and poked it in his coat pocket like a squirrel stashing an acorn. During 10 light changes, 82 cars passed. At 1:53 p.m., the panhandler traveled across the Lowe’s lot, having received four donations in 23 minutes. I’d been planning what to say when I approached him, but before I could, a woman got out of a battered pickup and greeted him. Then they jumped into the truck and drove off. Keeping a safe distance, I followed them until they pulled into an apartment complex several miles away and disappeared into an elevator. Disappointed, I thought about the questions that pop up when I encounter a panhandler: Why doesn’t he get a job? Is he mentally ill? Will he blow the money on booze? Should I give money or food? All the questions boiled down to one: Does he really need the money? For some reason, the answer mattered. Perception of need seemed to be a prime factor in how most individuals respond to the homeless. How would shoppers react if I were in obvious need while hunkering in front of a grocery store during a cold snap?

met me only once. No one in the office knew me. I entered the reception area, forgetting I was dressed in my homeless garb. The employee greeting me looked surprised. “Can I help you?” he said. “I’m here to see the editor, Robert.” I gave my name, and the man returned in a few minutes. The editor was not in. “When will he return?” I asked. He didn’t know. I drove to Albertson’s, parked around the corner and phoned the Independent, ringing through to the calendar desk across from Robert’s office. “Is Robert in?” I asked. “Yeah, he’s here.”

I leaned into the wind and trudged up the street toward Albertson’s. The snow gusted through Hellgate Canyon and peppered through the broken zipper of my old coat. Trying to conserve body heat, I hunched on the concrete next to the soda machine outside the front door. Shoppers leaned into the wind and winced, retracting their necks into their coats like turtles and hurrying inside. I did not display a sign or ask for help. I simply sat and waited. Within two minutes, a weathered, dented Nissan Sentra with a handicapped placard hanging from the mirror pulled up. A woman and a teenager

stepped out and the teen handed me three dollars. “Go somewhere where it’s warm,” she said. Over the next hour, 226 shoppers passed, a few doing double takes but not slowing down. A tingling started under the toenails of my big toes and burned its way outward until I could barely feel any of my toes. I wiggled them, which brought only limited relief. Soon, shivers turned to fullblown shaking that I could not stop. A layer of sweat beaded on my skin. I was about to abandon the session and hightail it home when a woman named Isis asked, “Why are you sitting out here in the cold?” Her tone became urgent. “Are you cold?”

ALBERTSON’S, EAST BROADWAY The next week, a storm hit hard. Twenty-two degrees and 30-mile-perhour winds. On my way to Albertsons, I stopped at the Independent office to check in with my editor, Robert, who had

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“I’m doing okay.” She leaned down close. “Do you want me to buy you some gloves?” I drew my hands out of my armpits and showed my wool gloves, the fingers tattered or missing. “I have gloves.” Isis decided I didn’t want to be bothered and continued inside but could not forget the shivering man. A homeless man named Whiskey walked by carrying a backpack containing all of his belongings. A metal dinner plate swung from the pack. He seemed curious about me, this homeless stranger. He said, “It’s a little nippy today.” Later, Whiskey told me that he’d been a truck driver but had been convicted of DUI and lost his license, his job and everything he owned. His fault, he said. But now, he said, he wants to turn his life around and attend UM or the College of Technology’s diesel mechanics program. On a warmer day, Whiskey would likely have been panhandling at the north end of the footbridge that spans the river and leads to UM’s campus. He would’ve sat there pulling from his bottle when people weren’t looking, responding to handouts with, “God bless. I hope your generosity comes back to you.” He would’ve watched the students hike to campus across that long bridge. Whiskey hurried off to warm himself in a convenience store bathroom. He was there for only a few minutes before security shooed him away. Meanwhile, inside of Albertson’s, worried Isis was asking a clerk if the store sells sleeping bags. It does not. As she left the store with a small bag of groceries, she asked again if I was okay. Her face seemed strained and she seemed not to believe me when I replied, “I’m fine.” When I interviewed Isis by phone, she explained why she was concerned when so many other shoppers were not. Seeing me, she said, “just made my heart sink.” Her voice exuded earnestness. “My father used to tell me to look out the window. He would point to the trees and people and the sun and say, ‘That is you. We are each the drop of water that makes the ocean.’” She quoted Muhammad Ali: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” She said she believes that most people care but they’ve become desensitized to the homeless. The actions of the next 81 shoppers supported Isis’s theory. A few looked surprised, even alarmed, to see me there, but no one stopped—until Nate, who had seen me on his way into the store to cash his paycheck. “Man, that’s gotta suck,” he thought, “having to be outside and not having anywhere to go.” As he left the store, he held out a $5 bill, the largest gift I was offered during my time on the streets. Surely he expected me to snatch the money, but I shook my head. “I have a little bit of money.” He stared at me in disbelief, his expression asking, “Are you sure?” I nodded. “Thank you.”

And Nate strode away. When I telephoned Nate a few days later, he explained the reason for his empathy. He said he’d lived out of his car for four or five months once. “So I can appreciate how it is. Most people don’t even care. I always try to help people out if I can.” Helping people, he said, is “the way I was brought up. If you have the means to help the less fortunate, you should.” Why the five-dollar amount? “I thought that’d be about enough to get a sandwich and a cup of coffee.” Three hundred and seven grocery shoppers. Three had helped.

sient people to warm up, read and check email; but having mistaken the start time of the Sunday worship service, I’d arrived after it began. After half an hour in 22degree weather, the shivers set in. Finally, an organ began playing and voices joined in a hymn—the closing song. The music reminded me of Christmas. Just before the doors opened, the sun peeked out and warmed my cheeks. The congregants filed out and past me. Lots of gray coiffures and clean-shaven men. Dress shoes, slacks and wool coats. Thirty souls. Can they see me? I scooted into an obvious spot, away from the wall. Still nothing. Now and

ignore me. I’m trying to think of ways to force people to react to me. Any ideas?” “I suppose by panhandling,” he said. “The more intrusive you are, the harder it is for them to ignore you. Have you tried any signs? You could sort of experiment with a humorous one. It seems wrong that people might more readily pay for the entertainment quotient, but I bet they do.” Maybe mine was a marketing problem. I was certainly well-qualified: a bachelor’s degree in business and economics; a nearly complete master’s in writing; years of marketing, promotion and public relations experience. Robert

Of 162 passersby, these children gave one of only two donations.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday morning, I plopped down on the icy sidewalk beneath a sign that read “First United Methodist Church, The Heart of Missoula.” Homelessness is a normal sight to this church and a part of its ministry. FUMC hosts Missoula’s version of Project Homeless Connect, a program that gathers social-service resources in one location. The congregation also participates in Family Promise, a nationwide program that houses homeless families in church buildings. I’d chosen FUMC because it stands across the street from the public library, a regular place for homeless and tran-

then, enthusiastic youngsters left church with their parents. Almost all the children noticed me, making no effort to look straight ahead and pass judgment. One little girl smiled, and I didn’t feel invisible anymore. Eighty-two adults passed me, got in their cars and drove away. The sunshine brightened and a few drops of water sprinkled on my head. “The sun must be melting the snow off the tree limbs,” I thought—but the drips were falling from the metal cross overhead. Then the sun disappeared and the empty street turned gray again. After 40-plus hours of street sessions, I was tired of being mostly ignored. Time to up the ante. I emailed my editor, Robert. “Not much happening. Too easy for people to

was right. I decided to advertise. I would, in the panhandlers’ words, “fly a sign.” Maybe humor would work: “Aliens abducted ex-wife. Need money for ransom—so they will keep her.” Surely some chap would sympathize with that. “My grandma got run over by a reindeer. Need money for hospital bills.”

HIGGINS AVENUE, DOWNTOWN When I arrived at my spot at the intersection of Higgins and Main, two homeless people, Hobo and Heather, were already flying a sign: “Ninja’s killed my family. Need $ for kung fu lessons.” Professionals had trumped me. I asked them about the best panhandling locations and methods and they

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gave me the scoop. I asked Heather how much money she makes panhandling. “About 10 to 15 dollars per day,” she said, “and that takes all day. You have to be patient. This is a full-time job.” The amount was consistent with the numbers other panhandlers had quoted to me. Even if she were fudging, at least some panhandlers clearly do not make as much money as some people believe. I asked Hobo, “Which of your signs is the most effective?” He laughed. “‘Bigfoot kidnapped my sister. Need beef jerky for ransom.’ Once, someone even bought me a package of beef jerky.” Heather smiled. “People don’t want a sob story. We just try to make them smile.”

She cheerfully greeted about half of the pedestrians. Her friendliness was earnest but it also seemed to circumvent people’s most common reaction: ignoring them. A few smiled, some returned the greeting and some scowled, but most looked straight ahead as if they didn’t see her. I’d spent enough time on the street to recognize that disregard. It’s the hardest part of surviving on the streets—the message that you’re less valuable than other people. Hobo left to visit his parole officer, and I flew my signs with Heather, who was four months pregnant with Hobo’s baby. She said Hobo and she know they had to stop couch surfing and find a place to live, but they couldn’t afford

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the deposit and jobs were scarce. She signed up with the Missoula Job Service and wrote a résumé, she said, but she hadn’t landed a job. If work wasn’t available, Hobo and she would have to leave town. But they wanted to stay. Like many of the homeless, they love Missoula, not for its social services but for the beauty of its scenery and the warmth of its people. I flew my humorous signs with Heather. Not a single person smiled but a few snarled. Many ignored us, acting as if they didn’t see the signs but sneaking quick glances. Mid-afternoon, I moved north on Higgins and in two hours made seven cents, all from one man. “I’m sorry,” he said. “It’s all I have.” Late in the afternoon, I plopped down near the Army Navy Economy Store and resorted to old-school sign verbiage: “Please help. $ God bless.” Not 10 minutes later, a woman came out of the store with two little girls. She passed without so much as a glance but her children looked right at me. The woman handed one of the girls a dollar and the girl wheeled around, holding out the money and standing there facing me with the kind of awkward silence that passes between two children who haven’t met. “Oh, thank you,” I said. The girl grinned. She raised her hand in the air and gave me a high-five. Downtown street: 162 pedestrians, two donations. Thoughts of the two little girls stuck in my head. They had looked right at me, the person inside the rags. One day they’ll grow more distrusting and become better judges of character, I thought. I hoped not. And I wondered whether age makes a difference in how a person responds. How might college students react?

I set up in front of the University of Montana’s version of a mall, the University Center, one of the busiest locations on campus. Sinking to the sidewalk, I placed an empty paper cup in front of me. I did not fly a sign or ask for money. I simply hung my head and stared at the concrete, peering out over my eyeglasses, under the bill of my hat. Over the next half hour, 134 pairs of shoes walked by. Hikers, loafers, cowboy boots, tennis shoes, leather boots up to the calf. None of the footwear stopped. A voice caught me by surprise. “You want a couple of bucks for something to eat?” The woman wore odd shoes similar to cowboy boots, with the shafts cut off at the ankles. Her black socks, embroidered with gray stitching, covered her calves. A pang of guilt came over me and I almost refused. Who was I to take her money? She probably needed it for her lunch or her tuition or her child’s lunch. But my stomach won out. I had not eaten for 18 hours because I wanted the tinge of hunger to drive my trolling for food and money. I had not brought cash or a debit card. I held out my hand. “Go inside, it’s warm,” she said. Another hour and another 202 persons, some chatting on phones or texting, some visiting with friends or walking alone. Their reactions felt like a hybrid of the adults and children I had encountered. A higher percentage greeted me but many had already learned the art of ignoring. I thought about the maturation process and wondered if we adults don’t lose something along the way. Finally, a young woman leaned down so that she could see my eyes. She showed not the slightest fear. “Excuse me,” she said, “would you like something to drink, some hot chocolate or coffee?” She sounded as if she were inviting a friend to dinner. This time I did not hesitate. “Could I have something to eat?” “What would you like?” “Anything,” I said, and she disappeared inside. After she left, a young man held out two bananas. “Would you like one?” I snatched it, tearing off the peel, biting off a third and eating without manners. The sweetness exploded across my tongue. The young woman returned with a piece of carrot cake. Another student gave me a chocolate muffin. During the two-hour session, 336 students, staff and faculty passed. Four persons helped. Number 337 did not. Roger Strobel, UC Assistant Director for Building Services, reached for my cup but I grabbed it. “What’s the cup for?” he asked. “It’s for food or—” He frowned. “No. You can’t do that.” I wasn’t sure what he meant.


“Panhandling is against university policy.” He looked disgusted. “If you’re not gone when I come back, I’m going to call the police.” He trudged down the sidewalk, glancing back to see if I had begun to move. I had not. Another 45 people passed. A hundred feet away, a man with an old white St. Bernard strode toward me. I could feel the dog’s gaze and knew what it would do. Of eight dogs that had passed me during my sessions, six had stopped to visit. The dog, its stained teeth showing and tongue lolling, stared eye-to-eye with its big browns. I offered the back of my hand to its nose. It took me in and then, wagging its tail, eased so close that I could smell its breath. “What your dog’s name?” I asked. “Tor,” the owner said. They moved on. I pulled down my hat and settled in again. Then came the black rubber-soled shoes, navy blue trousers, leather holster and pistol. My heart raced. “Have you had anything to eat?” the policeman asked. This line of questioning was not what I had anticipated. “I ate a banana,” I said. “Someone gave me a muffin. Am I under arrest?” “Do you have any ID? Do you have a driver’s license?” I shook my head. I had intentionally left my identification at home. “Any government ID?”

“No.” “What’s your name?” My pulse quickened and my hands started to shake. I spelled my full name and the officer called it in. I imagined myself in jail, using my phone call to secure a long-term substitute teacher for my class. “Have I done something bad?” “No. I just like knowing who I’m talking to.” He spoke my name into the radio, prob-

All the questions were leading to one result. “You’re making me go?” I asked. “It’s your choice,” he said. “Panhandling is not illegal but I’ve had a couple of complaints.” His expression left no doubt that it would be best for everyone if I left. He asked me if I knew about the Poverello Center. “They serve free food,” he said. “Would you like a ride?”

ably never suspecting I might be a student and teacher. I felt confident that no warrants for me existed, but still that pang of doubt lingered and my hands began to sweat. “Have you had anything to drink?” For a few seconds, I thought he was going to offer me a cup of coffee. My puzzlement registered with him and he rephrased his question: “Have you been drinking?” “No.”

The thought scared me. “No.” He smiled. “You’re not under arrest,” he said. Pointing this way and that, he explained the way to the Pov. Although I didn’t understand his directions, I knew that he was explaining the most direct route away from campus. I slung my duffle bag over my shoulder and hurried away, looking back at the officer, who stood conferring with Strobel.

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I left Jesse’s camp and hiked toward Reserve Street. Had my experiences taught me anything about human nature? No. Reactions had run the normal gamut of human behavior. I did learn something, though. I prefer the company of children and dogs to that of adults who cannot see beyond the appearance and status of a person and see his worth. I remembered the emptiness and isolation that had slowly taken hold of me on the streets. What I had really wanted was someone to say hello, to shake my dirty hand or to make small talk about the weather. I’d yearned to feel connected. It could be that what homeless people really want—some of them, anyway— is a gift bigger than a job, money, shelter, food and drink. They want to know that they’re part of the human race. On campus a couple of weeks later, I sat eating a brownie on a bench within sight of my panhandling location. A little girl, maybe six years old, strolled by with her mother, grinned and waved her fingers. Later, on my way to class, I spotted a large white dog in the distance. Tor. I remembered his brittle hair and his labored gait, signs of a dog not long in this world, and a feeling of fondness came over me. Tor padded down the sidewalk with his owner, stopping to greet a young woman. She reached out her hand and patted Tor on the head and the old dog wagged its tail. editor@missoulanews.com

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might just go higher. The world’s population is growing, the land base isn’t, speculation on food commodities is virtually unregulated, we’re eating more meat and severe weather events are wreaking havoc on crops with greater frequency than ever. Half of Hunter’s top ten involved nutritional issues. This can be encouraging and frustrating. It’s important to get people thinking about nutrition, and mandatory nutritional labeling of chain restaurant menus (number five), for example, may encourage that. But we still have to apply critical thinking to the numbers, and even understanding the numbers can be derailed by a faulty premise. MyPlate, for example, is smudged with corporate fingerprints, like the dairy

industr y ’s recommendation that adult humans should eat or drink cow milk products three times a day. This isn’t nutritional guidance so much as political arm-bending. Two of the most envelope-pushing nutrition stories on the Hunter list evolved from court cases. In slot number nine, General Mills is being sued for marketing sugary fruit leather as health food, when such formulations are in fact recipes for obesity. In another child obesity story, which placed number eight on the list, an Ohio court removed a 200-pound 8-year-old boy from his Cleveland home. The move was justified on the basis of imminent health risk, including diabetes, heart problems and other forms of early death and disability. Poor nutrition, according to the court, can equal neglect. And now, here’s a rundown of a few important stories that escaped the Hunter survey’s radar. Prices fetched by Midwestern agricultural land hit record heights, with choice parts of Iowa breaking $20,000 an acre thanks in part to the market for corn-based ethanol. Today, farmers can essentially grow bushels of gasoline in their cornfields. But the writing is on the wall for the industry: Political support for corn-based ethanol subsidies is crumbling, and $6 billion in subsidies are in danger of being dropped from next year’s farm bill.

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Dramas over biotechnology provided no shortage of important headlines this past year. Despite overwhelming opposition from public comments, agency scientists and even a few pesky court rulings, USDA and FDA only increased their efforts to improve the bottom lines of genetically modified crop companies. Such agency advocacy included the approval of GM alfalfa and sugar beets, which both have the potential to destroy important sectors of the organic industry. Agency support for biotech grew even as evidence came to light of the health and environmental hazards of genetically modified crops. Several studies found that consumption of GM corn and soybeans causes significant organ disruptions in rats and mice. And there is so much evidence that Monsanto’s rootworm-resistant corn plant is breeding GM corn-resistant rootworms, you’d think former Monsanto lawyers were writing the USDA’s regulations. Which they are. Recent surveys have shown that more than 90 percent of Americans want labels on their food indicating whether it includes genetically modified ingredients. I wouldn’t be surprised if in 2012 this vast majority will finally get its wish. A broad coalition of organizations, lead by the Center for Food Safety, has launched Just Label It, a campaign aiming either to convince the FDA to mandate labeling, or to convince President Obama to make the agency do it. The campaign has momentum, public support and an election year on its side. This year saw the food police empowered by the FDA’s Food Modernization Act, and they repeatedly clashed with locavores. The Rawesome food-buying club was raided and shut down by federal and Los Angeles County officials for selling raw milk, a crime that has been prosecuted in various ways elsewhere around the nation. And southern Nevada officials in November shut down a “farm to table” dinner at a community-supported agriculture farm for a number of supposed food safety infractions. Regulations designed to address the profit-chasing ways of big food corporations don’t currently leave much room to operate for small farmers and consumers. Producers are being strangled by red tape, while the people looking to buy their food can’t do so without breaking some law. This kind of meddling in our mouths won’t fly in America. Expect such clashes to continue until food safety laws are modified to allow small-scale, local agriculture to thrive in peace, unmolested by bureaucrats.

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


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

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

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HAPPIESTHOUR Big Dipper eggnog ice cream shake ’Tis the season: My editor insisted that I write this column about eggnog, with Christmas days away. I rolled my eyes. Who drinks eggnog anymore? Seems a passing tradition. These days, kids are more into peppermint martinis and such. But then I noticed that the Big Dipper is making eggnog ice cream, and a brilliant idea came to me. The eggnog shake: I love milkshakes. Rum’s pretty good too. So I swung by the Big Dipper to grab a pint of its eggnog ice cream and pulled my Captain Morgan and blender from the cabinet. I dropped four scoops of ice cream, two shots of rum and a couple of dashes of half-and-half into the blender, and whipped my shake until it was good and frothy. A new favorite: The ice cream’s good on its own, but the rum in the shake really pulls out the nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. It’s damn tasty and (warning!) goes down way too easy, like any other milkshake. Homemade eggnog purists may scoff at such a crude concoction, but it’s about time eggnog got freshened up a bit. Enjoy!

Where to find it: Big Dipper, 631 S. Higgins Ave. They can make you a shake, but you’re on your own with the liquor. —Matthew Frank Happiest Hour celebrates western Montana watering holes. To recommend a bar, bartender or beverage for Happiest Hour, e-mail editor@missoulanews.com.

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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 $-$$

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Cinemas, Live Music & Theater My Week with Marilyn (R) at 7 & 9 Take Shelter at 7 & 9:10 Closed Sat., Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)

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2700 Paxson Plaza Suite H • 830-3277

WTF Wednesday: Bucket of Miller Lite 5 Cans/$8 Free Pool Thursday Nights! 24/7 Fireball Shots $2.25

Half Off Appetizers during NFL Ticket & Monday night football Happy Hour is 4-7 • 7 Days a week Grill Hours: 11-9 • M-F • 10-9 on weekends Daily Breakfast on Weekends

Holiday Inn Downtown 200 S. Pattee St. • 532-2056 Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Warm up your chilly nights with our Hot Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. We have Classic French Onion Soup and hearty Bison chili made in house daily. Fall in love with our Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf-stuffed with crispy Daily’s bacon and cheddar cheese, served with cheddar mashed potatoes and corn. And finish the best meal in town with our New Orleans style Bread Pudding with warm caramel sauce and Big Dipper vanilla bean Ice cream. We still have Happy Hour from 4-7 every day and on game days we offer wings specials and all your favorite local micro-brews. Everyone loves our SUNDAY BINGO NIGHT! Sundays 6-9 pm at Brooks and Browns. Same happy Hour specials ($5 pulled pork sliders, ? order wings, ? nachos; $6 Bud Lite pitchers) Have you discovered Brooks and Browns? Inside the Holiday Inn, Downtown Missoula. Hunter Bay Coffee and Sandwich Bar First Interstate Center • 101 East Front St hunterbay.com • 800.805.2263 Missoula’s local roaster since 1991 - now open downtown in the First Interstate Center! Stop by for hand-crafted gourmet coffees and espressos plus madefrom-scratch, healthy sandwiches and soups. Enjoy the sunshine from our patio! Free Wi-Fi and Free Parking in the upper deck lot. Open Monday through Saturday. Iron Horse Brew Pub 501 N. Higgins • 728-8866 www.ironhorsebrewpub.com We're the perfect place for lunch, appetizers, or dinner. Enjoy nightly specials, our fantastic beverage selection and friendly, attentive service. Stop by & stay awhile! No matter what you are looking for, we'll give you something to smile about. $$-$$$ Iza Asian Restaurant 529 S. Higgins • 830-3237 www.izarestaurant.com All our menu items are made from scratch, featuring dishes from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, and Malaysia. Extensive tea menu. Missoula's Original Bubble Teas. Beer, Wine and Sake available. Join us in our Asian themed dining room for a wonderful IZA experience. Jazz Wednesdays starting at 7pm. Lunch 11:30-3:00, Happy Hour 3-6, Dinner 5-10. $-$$ Jakers 3515 Brooks St. • www.jakers.com Every occasion is a celebration at Jakers. Enjoy our two for one Happy Hour throughout the week in a fun, casual atmosphere. Hungry? Try our hand cut steaks, small plate menu and our vegetarian & gluten free entrees. For reservations or take out call 721-1312. $$-$$$ Korean Bar-B-Que & Sushi 3075 N. Reserve • 327-0731 We invite you to visit our contemporary Korean-Japanese restaurant and enjoy it’s warm atmosphere. Full Sushi Bar. Korean bar-b-que at your table. Beer and Wine. $$-$$$

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Le Petit Outre 129 S. 4th West • 543-3311 Twelve thousand pounds of oven mass…Bread of integrity, pastry of distinction, yes indeed, European hand-crafted baked goods, Pain de Campagne, Ciabatta, Cocodrillo, Pain au Chocolat, Palmiers, and Brioche. Several more baked options and the finest espresso available. Please find our goods at the finest grocers across Missoula. Saturday 8-3, Sunday 8-2, Monday-Friday 7-6. $ The Mustard Seed Asian Café Southgate Mall • 542-7333 Contemporary Asian Cuisine served in our all-new bistro atmosphere. Original recipes and fresh ingredients combined from Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian influences to appeal to American palates. Full menu available in our non-smoking bar. Fresh daily desserts, microbrews, fine wines & signature drinks. Takeout & delivery available. $$-$$$ Orange Street Food Farm 701 S. Orange St. • 543-3188 Don’t feel like cooking? Pick up some fried chicken, made to order sandwiches, fresh deli salads, & sliced meats and cheeses. Or mix and match items from our hot case. Need some dessert with that? Our bakery makes cookies, cakes, and brownies that are ready when you are. $-$$

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Paul’s Pancake Parlor 2305 Brooks • 728-9071 (Tremper’s Shopping Center) Check out our home cooked lunch and dinner specials or try one of 17 varieties of pancakes. Our famous breakfast is served all day! Monday is all you can eat spaghetti for $8.50. Wednesday is turkey night with all of the trimmings for $7.75. Eat in or take-out. M-F 6am-7pm, Sat/Sun 7am-4pm. $–$$. Pearl Café 231 E. Front St. • 541-0231 Country French specialties, bison, elk, and fresh fish daily. Delicious salads and appetizers, as well as breads and desserts baked inhouse. Extensive wine list; 18 wines by the glass and local beers on draft. Reservations recommended for the intimate dining areas. Visit our website Pearlcafe.us to check out our night-

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

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Who wants to party? The 4 Annual Dead Hipster Crunksmas Party hits The Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Fri., Dec. 23, at 9 PM. Free.

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Turning the Wheel facilitators make the kids move creatively, and fun and togetherness is the jam. Families First Children’s Museum, 227 1/2 W. Front St. 10:30 AM. $4.25.

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

The irrepressible dapper dandy and allaround piano playing radster Asaph Adonai is rocking the Southgate Mall near the mall’s big old clock. Buy an Orange Julius and check out the tuneage. 2–5 PM. Free.

Hey knuckleheads, haul the kids down to Three Stooges Thursday at the Roxy Theater’s Family Friendly matinee series. You get four Stooges classics for $3. 718 S. Higgins Ave. Noon.

end your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Dec. 23, to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367.

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nightlife Even grown-ups like to burn stuff, especially if there is wine. Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts a Winter Solstice Fire. $1 off your first glass. 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. 5–9 PM. It’s called gratitude and that’s why Tom Catmull is performing for you in Hamilton at the Bitter Root Brewery, from 6–8:30 PM. Free. Watch ‘em get down or join the fray during Ecstatic Dance Missoula’s end of year communion of freeform conscious dancing, with Djs Logisticalone and O5iri5, at Inner Harmony Yoga. 214 E. Main St. Ste. B. 8–11 PM. $5$10 suggested donation.

Go bonkers on the dance floor during the Badlander’s Prehab dance party featuring electronic and hip hop spun by DJs Kris Moon and Jimi Nasset, plus $1 wells and $1 PBRs from 9 PM to midnight. $2 or free with promo coupon. John Smith is probably sick and tired of Jamestown jokes, so I’ll leave those to the guys down the street; but he is playing some acoustic folk tuneage at the Top Hat and it is free. 9:30 PM.

nightlife Go ahead and treat yourself to a night of fine blueg rass at Ten Spoon Vineyard when Pinegrass hits the tasting room for an evening of pre-holiday libations for the ears and mouth. 4175 Rattlesnake Dr. 5–9 PM. Take the tuna cans out of your pockets, grab the children and head to Family Friendly Friday to check out The Alley Cats, at the Top Hat. 6–8 PM. Free.

Get wild and woolly at the Dead Hipster Dance Party at Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com.

The Northern Rockies Rising Tide fights for the Northern Rockies, including tackling the megaload issue and so much more. Jeannette Rankin Peace Center back room. 510 S. Higgins Ave. 7–8:30 PM.

Impress your friends, significant other or anyone who will listen when you rock the karaoke mic at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H. 9 PM. Call 830-3277.

FRIDAY

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

The Missoula Public Library hosts a preschool storytime geared toward children 3–6 years old every Fri. at 10:30 AM. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

Follow the star and you’ll find the Joan Zen Jazz Quartet performing at the Missoula Winery. Bring frankincense and myhrr or food, there’s a voluntary potluck. 7:30 PM. $5.

Northern Lights a-roars into the Sunrise Saloon for some bluegrass or country. 1101 Strand Ave. 9 PM. Free.

Show your kids the greatest dance sequence of all time in a Charlie Brown Christmas, during the Roxy Theater’s Family Friendly Matinee series. It’s Food Bank Friday, so a non-perishable food item is all you need to get wonky. 718 S. Higgins Ave. Noon.

Three Eared Dog hears you in there. He hears it all. You can hear it at the Union Club, at 9 PM. Free. It’s a rock ’n’ roll strut-a-thon at The New Hijackers show, but what I’d like to know is this: What happened to the old hijackers? With The Fumeroles and Whippletree. Palace, at 9 PM. Free. (See Soundcheck in this issue.)

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High schoolers go towards the literary light during the Missoula Public Library’s Young Adult Writers Group, which meets at 3:30 PM at the library, 301 E. Main St. Free. Call 721-BOOK.

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. Get all hot and sweaty after (or during) Larry Hirshberg’s performance at the Symes Hot Springs Hotel, from 8–10 PM. Free. ¡Que bueno, Kalispell! Viva La Salsa Montana presents a Black Tie Salsa and Dance Event, at the Eagles Lodge. Lessons available. 37 1st St. W. 8:30 PM. $10 couple/$7 single. 18 plus. If you see me gettin’ mighty, it’ll probably be at Whobble Bells: A Drunken Holiday Bash, a night of eclectic tunes and sassy activites, with Tonsofun, Encrypted, Voodoo Horseshoes and formerly of MSO and currently of PDX Enzymes, at 9 PM. Free. Go tell Aunt Rhodie that trumpet playing band Zeppo MT is playing at the Union Club. 9 PM. Free. It’s a player’s ball at the 4th Annual Dead Hipster Crunksmas Party, so come on down to the Badlander and get your swerve on. 9 PM. Free. Get to two-steppin’ when the Mark Duboise Band plays some good ol’ country down at

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Dig those mellow kicks. The Joan Zen Jazz Quartet plays the Missoula Winery, at 5646 W Harrier, on Fri., Dec 23, at 7:30 PM. Voluntary potluck. $5. missoulawinery.com.

the Sunrise Saloon. 1100 Strand Ave. 9 PM. Free. 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.

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If you have compulsive-eating problems, seek help and support with others during a meeting of Overeaters Anonymous, which meets this and every Sat. at 9 AM in Room 3 in the basement of First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Free. Visit oa.org.

offers engaging experiences like stories, fingerplays, flannelboard pictograms and more at 11 AM at the Missoula Public Library. Free. Call 721-BOOK. The irrepressible dapper dandy and all-around piano playing radster Asaph Adonai is rocking the Southgate Mall near the mall’s big old clock. Buy an Orange Julius and check out the tuneage. 2–5 PM. Free.

nightlife Word to your brother, the blues of Brother Music drape the Symes Hot Springs Hotel in a fog of forgotten love letters and cheatin’ hearts, from 8– 10 PM. Free.

Live your gimmick, Missoula, and boogie down to the Heirloom Holiday Market for dope-as-the-dickens local goods. While you’re at it, BYOGB (Build-Your-Own-Gift-Basket). Seriously, build it for yourself. Ceretana Granery. 801 Sherwood Ave. 10–12 PM.

Kris Moon and the irrepressible Monty Carlo will mix and match hot beats and hotter tanks tops so you people can dance to an assortment of hip hop, electronic and other bassheavy beats ‘til the bar closes during Absolutely at the Badlander at 9 PM. 2 for 1 Absolut drinks until 11 PM. Free.

Your bedtime tales of collegeage debauchery fall a little short of the mark. Family Storytime

The Frenchtown Club, 15155 Demers St., lets the karaoke genie out of the bottle at 9 PM.

Turn south after taking exit 89 from I-90. Free. Call 370-3200. Feel free to perform “Bella Ciao” by Mirah & The Black Cat Orchestra during karaoke night at 9 PM at the VFW but don’t be surprised if someone tells you we’re in Missoula, and so it’s time to start talking American. Free. Sing a fast tune or five during Greyhound Karaoke at Larry’s Six Mile Bar & Grill in Huson, 23384 Huson Road, every Sat. at 9 PM. Free. Swig drinks while listening to old-school rock hits, ‘80s tunes or modern indie rock songs when Dead Hipster presents 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. A very special holiday edition of Kraptastic Karaoke, features songs by and about a magic baby and giant dude and his deers, at 9 PM. Badlander. Free.

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Pickin’? Yes. Grinnin’? Only if you’re a good boy. Pinegrass plays some well-honed bluegrass up the Snake at the Ten Spoon Vineyard and Tasting Room, at 4175 Rattlesnake Dr., on Fri., Dec. 23, from 5 to 9 PM. Free.

DJ Dubwise supplies dance tracks all night long so you can take advantage of Sexy Saturday and rub up against the gender of your choice at 10 PM at Feruqi’s. Free. Call 728-8799.

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Other than some dudes riding camels, it’s looking pretty dead out there so don’t be surprised if your fave watering hole is closed or if you can’t buy ramen at the Food Farm today. Stock up early and stay warm. Merry ho-ho!

The Blackfeet Children Christmas Fund hosts an annual Christmas Party in Browning every year on Dec. 30. Currently, the fund has not yet raised enough money to ensure that every child at the party will receive a gift. To donate, go to blackfeetnation.com. The Missoula Senior Center hosts a Christmas Day Dinner with all the trimmings from 11:30–1 PM. 705 S. Higgins Ave. $5. Stay home with the family this Sunday and next. The jam resumes Jan. 8 when The Rocky Mountain

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Grange Hall, 1436 S. First St. hosts a weekly acoustic jam session for guitarists, mandolin players and others, from 2–4 PM. Free. Call Clem at 961-4949.

Lifelong Learning Center. Classes are Mon.-Thu. from 8–12 PM. and Tue. and Wed. 6–8 PM. 310 S. Curtis Ave. Free. 523-4038.

The good folks at Lolo’s The King’s Christian Church are offering up a free Christmas dinner. They also offer transport or a delivered meal as well. 9830 Valley Grove Drive. 4–6 PM. Call 273-0682.

Go ahead and “treecycle” that bug-infested pagan symbol you call a Christmas tree down to Playfair and McCormick Parks, Ft. Missoula’s South Ave. lot and EKO Compost, 1125 Clark Fork Ln. Please remove the decorations. Seriously.

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. Singer/songwriter John Patrick Williams does the impossible and plays no Christmas music during the Symes Hot Spring Hotel Christmas Dinner. (The previous statement cannot be verified.) 8-10 PM.

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Get your GED or brush up for college entrance exams at the

Need to brush up on that algebra or writing course before you pay king’s ransom to get a D in Comp 101 at the university? Sign-up for the Lifelong L e a r n i n g C e n te r ’ s A d u l t Education Program, which hosts seven weeks of college prep assistance. 310 S. Curtis. Mon.-Thu., from 8–11:30 AM. Free. Call 549-8765.

and Cinderella. 718 S. HIggins Ave. 12 PM.

nightlife It’s like the ‘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 some much needed spiritual guidance at Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in Hamilton, during their Spiritual Discussion Group, this Monday with Morning Star Jameson. Call 363-2939 with questions.

Do some rhymin’ and stealin’ in a drunken state at Milkcrate Monday’s with the Milkcrate Mechanic’s License to Ill, which features DJs Enzymes from PDX, Jackrabbit, Lui and the Mechanic himself, starting at 9 PM. Free, with free pool and $6 pitchers of PBR. Open Mic at the VFW seems like a fine idea, especially with 2-for-1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. Call Skye on Sunday at 531–4312 to reserve your spot in the line-up, or I bet you could roll in and be all, “Dude, I do a perfect Sublime.”

Be a real Santa Claus and donate your blood at the American Red Cross, at 2401 W. Railroad, Ste. 6. 10–2 PM. To make an appointment, call 829-5021.

Finally, a place where you can go be a man with other men and do manly stuff. The place, of course, is Harry David’s on Men’s Night. Two for $5 wells 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.

The Families First Children’s Museum holds a Fun with Yoga class for kids and their parents. Apparently, the Yogi Pokey is encouraged. 227 1/2 W. Front St. 11 AM. $4.25.

Toss the wire coat hangers aside and check out some real bad ladies at the Roxy Theater’s Family Friendly Matinee, featuring Monday Mommy Movies Snow White

So you think you can fill in the blank? Prove it at Sean Kelly’s Open Mic Night this and every Monday at 8:30 PM. Call 5421471 after 10 AM on Monday to sign up.

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self a free small popcorn. 718 S. Higgins Ave. 12 pm. Only two buck-aroos. 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. Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat. All knitters of all skill levels are welcome. 115 S. 3rd St. W. 1-3 PM. For information call 543-3955. The Osher Lifelong Learning Center at UM offers people over 50 the chance to learn how a theater performance is put together via Backstage Pass at Doubt, with Teresa Waldorf. The course includes a look at the director’s process and backs t a g e p e r u s i n g . 2 : 30 P M . umt.edu/ce/plus50/.

nightlife Mix choice beverages with progressive politics during the return of Forward Montana’s Progressive Happy Hour, which begins at 5:30 PM at the Badlander. Free. Call 542-8683 for more info. Occupy Missoula General Assembly takes place at the Union Hall. 208 E. Main St. 5:30 PM. occupymissoula.org. There’s a new sheriff in town, but he has no judicial authority, he

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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 from 7–10 PM. 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. Throw your jazz hands in the air and join Chris Duparri and Ruthie Dada every Tuesday evening for Jazz Martini Night, with $2 off all top-shelf martinis at Brooks and Browns, 200 S. Pattee. Free. YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway, hosts Y WCA 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. 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 are the names of the three kings going to see baby Jesus? (See answer in tomorrow’s nightlife.)

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The Broadway’s Tuesday Night Comedy takes place every Tue. at 9 PM and is followed by dancing with tunes from the Tallest DJ in America. $5/$3 students. Call 543-5678. Rehash the music of others, or have the guts to play a few of your own, when the Canyon Creek Ramblers host an open mic night this and every Tue. at 9 PM at the Great Northern Bar & Grill, 27 Central Ave. in Whitefish. Free, with free beers for performers. Can you say blast off? The Lucky Strike has $3 Fireball shots, $2 domestic beers and $1 shots. The only logical landing is Planet Karaoke. 9 PM to close. If you need a reason besides his name to see a dude named Snaxxx Brannigan tickle the ivories, then you shouldn’t go to Badlander’s Live and Local Night. Music at 10 PM. Free.

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Sign-up for Citizens Law Enforcement Academy and learn the ins and outs of the Missoula PD. Applications are due by Jan. 12 for the nineweek session. Guess what? It includes a ride along. Go to the City of Missoula website and head to the public relations tab in the police section.

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Stickney and double-bass dynamo Steve Kalling, at Bitter Root Brewery. 6–8:30 PM. Free.

If English isn’t your native language, head to the Lifelong L e a r n i n g C e n te r ’ s A d u l t Basic Education, which aids in cultural and vocabulary studies. 310 S. Curtis. 8:30 AM. Free. Call 549-8765.

Watch ‘em get down or join the fray during Ecstatic Dance Missoula’s end of year communion of freeform conscious dancing, with Djs Logisticalone and O5iri5, at Inner Harmony Yoga. 214 E. Main St. Ste. B. 8–11 PM. $5-$10 suggested donation.

The books made/make me cry, so I won’t be at the Roxy’s Family Friendly Matinee screening of Where the Wild Things Are. Go on and check it out, tell me all about it. 718 S. Higgins Ave. Noon. $3$5 donation.

Impress your friends, significant other, or anyone who will listen when you rock the karaoke mic at Harry Davids, 2700 Paxson St. Ste. H, 9 PM. Call 830-3277.

nightlife Gals, the Lucky Strike Casino wants you to indulge yourselves in a variety of ways on Ladies Night, including with $3 Dirty Girls and Dirty Birds, as well by entering to win $50 gift cards to Adam & Eve and Victoria Secret. Did I mention erotic karaoke? No, cuz they don’t have that, just regular karaoke.

Karaoke by Figmo at the Silver Slipper is better than any episode of “Friends,” including the ones with Reese Witherspoon in them. 9 PM. John Smith is gonna mellow you out and cheer you up with some acoustic guitarage after the holiday blark-fest. Union Club. Free. 9 PM.

Explore wisdom, compassion and inner peace through Ewam Buddhist Center’s Film Night. This week’s feature is Cry of the Snow Lion. 180 S. 3rd W. 6:30 PM. Free.

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

Live and DJ’d music makes the sake and pad thai go down easily when Iza Asian Restaurant, 529 S. Higgins Ave., presents live music every Wed. at 7 PM. Free to attend. Call 830-3237. Kick back, relax and listen to Lindsey Stormo and virtuose de la guitare Sean Frenette play a varied mix of jazz, folk, classical and, honestly, everything else, at the University Congregational Church. 405 University Ave. 7 PM. $12 suggested donation. Pub trivia answer: Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. Get some much needed spiritual guidance at Between the Worlds, 205 W. Main St. in Hamilton at their Spiritual Discussion Group, this Monday with Morning Star Jameson. Call 363-2939 with questions. Hump day isn’t just for binge drinking anymore. It’s also a day for playing games of chance with other like-minded booze lovers when Sean Kelly’s presents Hump Day Bingo, this and every Wed. at 8 PM. Free. Call 542-1471. Black Eyed Peas fanatics are

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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. The Montana Museum of Art and Culture hosts Bitterroot Portraits, the work of semi-mysterious Frances Carroll Brown, who was the granddaughter of copper baron Marcus Daly. Check it out from now until Feb. 25, 2012, at the Performing Arts and Radio/Television Center in the Paxson Gallery.

welcome to belt out their fave jamz at Kraptastic Karaoke, at 9 PM and featureing $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 $10 pitchers of long island ice tea and 2 for $5 cran–vodka drinks make this a forgettable evening (in a fun way). Every Wed. Starting at 9 PM at the bar. Free. Buck a bale or two or have a tasty brew during the piano playing, pop rocking Josh Farmer Band gig at the Top Hat. 9:30 PM.

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Oh my stars, it’s the Local Live Family Friendly Fun Holiday Variety Show, starring David Simmons, Bob Wire, Neal L e w i n g a n d T h e Sweaterbacks, at the Crystal Theater. 515 S. Higgins Ave. $12. The Toddler Playgroup at Families First Children’s Museum have a boat load of facilitated activities to tend to, including singing, games and story time. 227 1/2 W. Front St. 11 AM. $4.25.

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Grab them little socket lickers and bring ‘em on down to the Roxy’s Family Friendly Matinee screenings of Sesame Street: Elmo’s Music Magic and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. 718 S. Higgins Ave. Noon. The irrepressible dapper dandy and all-around piano playing radster Asaph Adonai is rocking the Southgate Mall near the mall’s big old clock. Buy an Orange Julius and check out the tuneage. 2–5 PM. Free.

nightlife I’m telling all y’all it’s The Kalling Wilson Conspiracy performing, with piano toucher Keaton Wilson, trumpeter Jeff

Get wild and woolly at the Dead Hipster Dance Party at Sean Kelly’s. Party starts at 10 PM, and oh lordy, there are $1 well drinks until midnight. $3. Check out deadhipster.com. Merry Christmas Droids™! There ain’t much happening this week because you are supposed to hang with family and friends. Bet I’ll see you at Al’s and Vic’s around 5 p.m. on the 25th, though. Give me informational gifts by sending your event info by 5 PM on Fri., Dec. 23 to calendar@missoulanews.com. Alternately, snail mail the stuff to The Calemandar c/o the Independent, 317 S. Orange St., Missoula, MT 59801 or fax your way to 543-4367. You can also submit stuff online. Just head to the arts section of our website at missoulanews.com.


MOUNTAIN HIGH N o doubt you’ve already been considering various schemes involving possible resolutions for the upcoming year. No doubt your schemes will fail. Of course, I do like being Mr. Negative Nancy. However, I have a little thing called science in my back pocket to prove my point (admittedly, a soft science, but a science nonetheless). According to the website Pyschology Today, 50% of you will fail after three months. Fully 81 percent of you will fail after two years. Bummer, huh? That said, I think there is a solution to this societal problem. If we want to succeed in our resolutions, here’s what you and I need to do: We need to meet the 19 percent. The ones who stayed true to their resolutions for a full two years. And I think I know a good place to find one of these well-disciplined creatures: the Run Wild Missoula Christmas Lights Beer Run.

Beer? Run? Why, the beer is for after the fivemile run, silly. I know you were going to have the beer anyway. The run? You were going to skip it until the magical “get-‘er-done” new-year began. So head to the Desperado, check out the map of the course, do the run, come back and meet some people (probably the 19%) who have dedicated themselves to make running fun. Because if you’re alone, and your resolution has no fun, no reward, then you’ll most likely find yourself in line at the China Buffet, wondering if you’ve had three or four plates, and if anybody noticed. —Jason McMackin Christmas Lights Beer Run meets at the Desperado Sports Tavern, 3101 Russell St., at 6 PM. Bring a wrapped gift valued at $5 or less to participate. runwildmissoula.com.

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

At Slacker Mondays, from 6 PM until close, slackline fans can come to Freestone Climbing Center at 935 Toole Ave to test their balance. $13/$10 for students. Visit freestoneclimbing.com.

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

FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 Let Kalispell Parks and Rec handle the kids during Christmas break during Freeze Out Camp (kinda sounds like something the Old Stinky Trapper once experienced up in Leadville). Tons o’ fun kid activities planned. Bring lunch, a snack and dress for the weather. Kindergarten–sixth grade. 7:30–5:30 PM. $25 per day or $20 with resident ID card. Call 758-7975. Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club’’s (formerly the Flathead Valley Over the Hill Gang) weekly meeting to talk about being awesome, past glories and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 24 Guide Santa’s sleigh into the oft fogged-out burg of Whitefish at Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Torchlight Parade. Gather up at Ed and Mully’s to spectate, or sign-up to be a regular old Rudolph and guide his sleigh tonight. 6 PM. skiwhitefish.com.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 25 Grab the kids or leave ‘em with Mee-maw for the Lookout Pass Ski, Ride and Feast Christmas good times. The hill opens at 10 AM PST, so feel free to get snookered on nog while you wait up for Santa. The feast is $12.99 adults and $7.49 for kids 12 and under. Lift tickets $37/$26/Free for 6 and under. skilookout.com

TUESDAY DECEMBER 27 Teach your kids the same skills that made Tonya Harding famous at the Missoula Parks and Rec threeday Holiday Skating Clinic, at Pineview Park. Bring your own skates or rent some at the Army/Navy store. Ages 4-6, 10–11 AM. Ages 7-10, 11–12 PM. $20/$16 with resident ID card. Call 721-7275.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28 Let Kalispell Parks and Rec handle the kids during Christmas break during Freeze Out Camp (kinda sounds like something the Old Stinky Trapper once experienced up in Leadville). Tons o’ fun kid activities planned. Bring lunch, a snack and dress for the weather. Kindergarten–sixth grade. 7:30–5:30 PM. $25 per day or $20 with resident ID card. Call 758-7975. Burn off a couple of those pieces of fudge at Run Wild Missoula’s Christmas Lights Beer Run. Meet up at the Desperado for directions, which is awful close to the South Hills and that means there is a possibility of running up said hills. 3101 S. Russell St. 6 PM. Bring a wrapped item valued at $5 or less to participate.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 29 Let Kalispell Parks and Rec handle the kids during Christmas break during Freeze Out Camp (kinda sounds like something the Old Stinky Trapper once experienced up in Leadville). Tons o’ fun kid activities planned. Bring lunch, a snack and dress for the weather. Kindergarten–sixth grade. 7:30–5:30 PM. $25 per day or $20 with resident ID card. Call 758-7975. You’ll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center’s Ladies Night each Thursday. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students. calendar@missoulanews.com

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Vocal exorcist From Red Fang to “American Idol,” Eugene Lewis helps singers find their voice by Erika Fredrickson

On a recent Wednesday night, a group of Eugene Lewis’s voice students have gathered in a Missoula basement to record. The young singers and musicians lounge on the floor and a couch listening, as Charlie Allin, the sound engineer who owns this equipment and basement, monitors recording levels. Bonnie Kimmel of the local rock and pop cover band Beyond the Pale, and one of Lewis’s prime students, is singing “When You’re Good To Mama” from the musical Chicago. For the last few hours, Lewis has been working with her on the song, getting her to breathe in all the right places, and by now she’s in full control of the notes. With a full-bodied voice, she belts it out in the saucy style of the badass Matron “Mama” Morton character. Lewis beams. “Bonnie has a big ol’ giant voice,” Lewis says. “I hear power, but I can also hear a raucousness. It’s this uncontrolled beast. It’s a lovely beast and it’s an exciting beast, but it’s a beast nonetheless—and it has a mind of its own.” Lewis is a vocal technician who’s worked with everyone from The Dandy Warhols to little known singer-song-

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writers to metal bands to classical singers. He’s been working with Candice Russell, who’s currently on “American Idol.” In the last couple of months, since he moved to Missoula from Portland, Ore., he’s acquired a steady stream of students through Craigslist and word of mouth. The basement recording session illustrates how eclectic the students are. At one point, Megan Custer does a lovely rendition of “The Way I Am” and, later, Tracy Sullivan and Kara Joy Now record the ever-playful “Anyone Else But You” from the Juno soundtrack. Another student, Douglas Sullenberger, plays guitar and sings a dark song he wrote, called “Accidental.” His voice is clear with just a touch of Ryan Adams-esque grit. He says he used to sing with a more mustered edge—until Lewis told him to sing as he speaks, to learn to breathe and enunciate before worrying about stylizing. “I’m not trying to take away anything authentic about his voice,” says Lewis. “Its really about stripping it down and then seeing what’s there, which is always really lovely, actually, without all that makeup and drag on your voice. We build it up and make it healthy, and then we talk about how we can add that grit back in.” Lewis was born in L.A. He started singing under the tutelage of Linda Brice, founder of the Transformational Voice Training Institute, while he was in boarding school in Ojai, Calif., and spent his younger years between New York, California and Europe, studying opera and, especially, German lieder. Lewis got his undergrad degree at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he received his vocal technician training. He attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music, in Rochester, New York, for his vocal graduate degree. Everything might have gone down the classical/opera route, except Lewis is anything but conventional. For one thing, he was in two punk bands while at Oberlin. And when he moved to Portland, he started working with what he calls “dude’s dude band guys” who played in 1980s cover bands such as The Gentleman’s Club. “They work to rock out,” says Lewis, “And they will buy the tightest pants and pay for the best vocal coach to make it happen.” He spent an hour with Zia McCabe working on her voice before he found out she was the keyboardist for the Dandy Warhols. He also worked with musicians that seem even less likely to go to a vocal technician, such as bassist Aaron Beam and guitarist Bryan Giles, who sing in the metal band Red Fang, which recently played Missoula and has been on people’s radar ever since the release of two heavy, hilarious and wellproduced music videos for “Prehistoric Dog” and “Wires.”

Under the guidance of Lewis, Giles learned to sing Brahms and opera, including “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turnadot. “It’s the big tenor song,” says Lewis. “Bryan’s a Viking metal singer, but he did it and it was a big deal. It was the best thing ever. The energy it takes to sing some of that stuff is very heavy metal. There’s very little difference between the two when it comes to sound production. The body just knows you’re at the end of your energetic limits and that it needs to sustain it.” Besides learning to sing something that they normally wouldn’t, Lewis’s students learn to scream (he recommends the “Zen of Screaming” DVD by Melissa Cross) and how to manage their breathing. “The breath has everything to do with everything,” he says. “Without it, you don’t know what you’re doing. That may be really cute and cool for some people…but when you’re recording and you have to be reliable and you maybe like whiskey a little too much and other things a little too much, you need to stay as healthy as possible.” In Missoula, Lewis has been picking up new students, although he’s barely settled in. One of his students here, Annalisa Ingegno of bluegrass band The Slow Falls, recently played at the Top Hat. Lewis went to hear her—“my baby,” he calls her, and many of his students—while trying not to make her nervous by being there. Some of his Missoula students let him use their homes as a studio while he’s figuring out a more permanent place. Lately, he’s been teaching out of Twila and Ryan Olson’s house on the south side of town. The couple has an eclectic cover band called The Perfect Jones, and though Twila has been singing for a long time, she says she hasn’t been truly at home with her voice. The Patty Griffin songs she wanted to cover seemed insurmountable. “I would sing back too far, so Eugene had me placing the voice more forward, more bright,” she says. “Now, these songs that I had to fake my way through or not do at all I’m singing for real.” There was also a “prepubescent boy” sound that kept creeping into her voice. Lewis explains that it’s the sound that people often make when they’re afraid to let loose. She was, says Lewis, vocally possessed. “It’s like you have to do some kind of vocal exorcism,” he says. “The thing is there’s nothing wrong with the boy in her voice. He’s just an element. But if he [takes over] the warrior in you, the priestess in you, this conjurer of all this power—where does she live? You have to give her a place to be inside you.” At shows and even at casual events like the basement recording night, you can see students look to him as they sing, searching his face to see if he’s hearing all the little mistakes. He is. But that’s okay. That’s what he’s there for. “I can listen to somebody for three minutes and tell you what they feel about themselves,” he says.” I can tell you what they’re trying to produce with their voice and what’s actually there.” “He’s the voice whisperer,” says Ryan. efredrickson@missoulanews.com


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Tuck and run The New Hijackers break loose by Jason McMackin

often are made up mainly of acoustic instrumentation or, if not, of electrified instrumentation played through what rockers would call “practice amps.” The non-typical scene at Family Friendly Friday is the route the Jackers took. They’re a full rock band with a full drum kit, Yost says, looking to play “threechord rockers, songs about fuckin’, girlfriends and breaking up. Pretty normal rock stuff.” With joyful disregard for people who bring their kids to bars, they played their songs and the sea of children either parted or were drawn bawling into the murky rock and roll abyss. Most likely their mothers took them home. One has to ask why performers often do something they know will agitate or disappoint the audience. To Yost, the answer is simple. “We’re not going to play an acoustic set. We rehearsed it to sound like this.” The sound of “this” can be described as dirty-blues slut-rock that left its gimmick behind for honesty. But like Billy Joel says, “Honesty is such a lonely word.” Why? Because if you a want to honestly play loud music in these parts, you best be ready to play for some small crowds and legitimately only play the music for yourselves. Yost explains that they aren’t loud for the sake of being loud. “It’s not consciously focusing on being louder. It’s about how that sound makes you feel. Does it strike a chord in you that makes more sense to the song? When everything is shaking, it’s way different. When my own vocal is punching me in the face from Photo by Steele Williams the monitor, there’s a whole energy level that These days, The New Hijackers are a band with a comes with that.” This project seem like an odd fit for its members, plan. They’ve returned with a re-tooled line-up that includes drummer Fel Torres of The Cold Hard Cash who come from bands playing at reasonable volumes Show, keyboardist/bassist Jon Sporman of Tom Catmull that regularly draw large crowds and expect/assume and the Clerics, the musically omni-present Bethany they will get paid at the end of the night. But they have Joyce on keys/bass/cello and original Hijacker Caroline their reasons, Joyce’s being that most demure folks Keys, who plays with the lush and serene Stellarondo. secretly harbor a wish “to be ridiculously loud.” For Their one-year plan is perfect in its mundanity: Write Torres, stepping out of the rockabilly world of The Cold Hard Cash Show has to be a nice change of pace. For songs. Play shows. Record an album. In a first, divinely awkward step toward executing Sporman, it’s because Yost asked. Keys, normally a cheery performer who casually it, the Hijackers recently performed at The Top Hat’s Family Friendly Friday with the acoustic group engages her audience, sums up why many a rock and Christian and The Sinners, whose Facebook page roller plays music. “When we were first writing songs, states, “makes sacred music together.” FFF is a weekly, it was like writing for a character. I could say stuff that six o’clock rock/bluegrass/quiet-time show for parents I would never really say in real life, but if it comes out who need a beer and want to expose their kids to the of Travis’s mouth, it’s okay.” True enough, it’s difficult joys of live music (and, let’s be honest, to meet and to imagine her singing the lines “Welcome to the shitmingle with other single parents, am I right or am I show…We gotta lot of pussy and we’ve gotta lot of right?). Joyce and Sporman are Sinners as well as dick/We gotta lot of problems that we don’t admit” Hijackers, thus possibly answering Chuck D’s question, while fronting Stellarondo. “Who stole the soul?” Sporman semi-jokingly describes For each of them, The New Hijackers is about what happened once the Hijackers hit the stage: “We evolving or devolving as musicians. They’re stompripped the faces off of some five-year-olds.” ing grapes into wine and turning wine into vinegar. The typical scene at FFF is one of toddlers and Real loud. recent toddlers bopping around in front of the stage, The New Hijackers play the Palace Thursday, spinning and stomping, squealing and squirming and Dec. 22, at 9 PM with The Fumeroles, Whippletree clapping to a metronome only they can hear. The and Nate Hegyi. Free. sound is generally low enough that nattering parents can be heard over most acts during performances that calendar@missoulanews.com It seems like ages ago that The New Hijackers were chosen for Missoula’s Best New Band by the Indy. Travis Yost and his bevy of beauties had plotted to storm the castle with saucy lyrics and cut-anddried, four-on-the-floor rock and roll. However, other than regularly seeing their band’s sticker on the condom machine at the Palace, which reads “Welcome to the Shitshow,” there hadn’t been much in the way of activity.

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While the premise is momentarily appealing, There is a somewhat recent punctuation mark, devised by an adman in the ’60s (seems like the Don Snow’s plot and musings are often ludicrous, producDraper thing to do), that combines the question mark ing a horde of interrobangs. A day after Cal vanishes, with the exclamation point to make an eloquent Celeste spontaneously decides to become a casino expression. Not the cleverest lexicographic innovation, shill, where she makes the astounding discovery that the interrobang nonetheless cuts down on the visually there is such a thing as dishonest employees. irritating alternation of ?!?!?!. The symbol either denotes Unfortunately, the book is loaded with these sorts of strange turns and an enthusiastic emphasis mediocre ruminations. (“Where did all these Early on in Landing peanuts come from?!?!?!”) Place, narrative collapses or a heightened sense of into a catatonically unexasperation. I used intereventful glimpse of an robangs for the first time unexceptional woman livthis past week in my pile of ing in an unexceptional notes on Marina Snow’s place at the start of an fourth novel, L anding epochal time. This is a Place. While I did not stultifying account of notice any interrobangs in Southwest tourism and her book, they seem conhorticultural vocabulary (I stantly implied, and usually am pretty much an expert in the latter sense. now, totally against my will, In Snow’s book, it is on the differences between 1967 and Celeste Castle’s bluegrass and Bermuda husband, Cal, has just abangrass). Instead of psychodoned her and their kids at logical depth, we are a Las Vegas airport on their regaled with textbook facts way to Cal’s new teaching about trees, plants and why position in New Mexico. adobe buildings are nice. Celeste fears that Cal has Trips to monuments and joined the acid craze in spectacular landmarks like Haight-Ashbury, continuing Carlsbad Caverns are given his fascination with LSD Landing Place the same treatment, opting and a higher consciousness, Marina Snow for telegraphed informaand her worries are soon Hardcover, Lost Coast Press tion over any kind of creconfirmed. Soon, she and 248 pages, $19.95 ative immediacy. And also the kids are building a new life in Los Cerros, N.M., far away from her husband and included, in case the reader’s intelligence hadn’t been the national instability he represents. Celeste gets a job questioned enough, are clarifications of difficult words at a plant nursery, starts courting a landscaper with the like “cavern,” “speakeasy,” “aloe vera” and “methamfarfetched name of Red Masters, travels to Mexico and phetamine.” Half of Landing Place is filled with postcard descriptions, while the other half doesn’t need to takes dance lessons. For Landing Place, I accumulated twelve long be described at all. And still, it wouldn’t necessarily be pages of notes and quotations. There are only two so bad if the characters’ emotions and interactions didn’t have that same guidebook feel. entries that are not critiques: For a novel that markets itself as an exploration of the Summer of Love, there is little here to qualify it as 1 The premise is decent. a work of generational angst. Besides a two-chapter col2. Snow obviously adores her cast. lege lecture on the political underpinnings and notoriOutside of these, there is nothing in Landing Place ous orgies of San Francisco hippies, Landing Place could have taken place anywhere during any era. that strikes one as provocative. What struck me first is that Snow’s people do not Rather than tuning in to Tim Leary, countercultural know how to interact. Young adult-sounding dialogue activism or the Vietnam War, Snow tightly concentrates blends gratingly with unmitigated cliché. Her lingo on the blissful biography of a lachrymose heroine and seems lifted from a Lifetime movie (I have transcribed her neat, unambiguous world. Cal’s peripheral, acidit in stage play format to retain the unintentionally head menace, which should give the book some amount of trepidation, is pedestrian and almost farciDavid Mamet-ish diction): cal. By the time Cal shows up at Celeste’s house with a Cal: Who do you think you are?… Why can’t you blond floozy in tow to reclaim his children, I’d already come to the unpleasant conclusion that we’d been folbe like other women? Celeste: I’m still me, the woman you married… I lowing the wrong character all along. Cal’s acidhead odyssey would have made a far more compelling porhaven’t changed. Cal: Well, I never figured you were going to barge trait of the era. in on me and the fellas’ poker game. arts@missoulanews.com


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Eye candy Spielberg’s search for the human touch

James M. Adie Memorial Ski Run Friday, December 30 James taught hundreds of kids of all ages how to ski at Discovery Basin Ski Area from 2006 until 2010. He died on December 28, 2010, while doing what he loved to do best – skiing. But his spirit lives on in the lives of four people who benefitted from his organ donation. Please join his friends, family and the organ recipients for a special day of remembrance.

by Scott Renshaw

At first, it might seem like an absurd question: Though he’s been part of the American pop-culture consciousness for more than 35 years and is arguably the most successful director in the history of the medium, do we really know who Steven Spielberg is as a filmmaker? This isn’t about trying to pigeonhole someone, or oblige him to be what fans might want him to be. Ever since The Color Purple, Spielberg has managed to alternate between mass-market entertainments and prestige-inviting dramas—often one of each within the same calendar year. Inevitably, though, there’s an urge within movie lovers to take sides. Do

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we prefer the Spielberg of Schindler’s List or the Spielberg of Jurassic Park? War of the Worlds or Munich? And why does it seem that he too rarely finds material that showcases him as both an emotional storyteller and a technical genius? This holiday season’s double-dose of Spielberg captures everything he does brilliantly—and everything that you miss when it’s not there. His technical-marvel spectacle is The Adventures of Tintin, adapted into motion-capture animation from the comic-book series created by the Belgian writer/artist Hergé in 1929. The titular hero ( Jamie Bell) is a young investigative reporter who gets tangled up in trouble when the model ship he purchases at a flea market turns out to be sought by the mysterious Sakharine (Daniel Craig), a key to a lost treasure connected to the perpetually inebriated Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis). Visually, Tintin offers an exponential leap in the potential for motion-capture adventure, with action set pieces—most notably the remarkable, dizzying centerpiece chase through a Moroccan seaside village—that it’s hard to imagine any other filmmaker pulling off as effectively. Some of the scene transitions are similarly brilliant, with Captain Haddock’s hallucinatory dehydration/detox flashback turning sand dunes into rolling ocean waves. After all this time, nobody can use the tools of filmmaking to turn viewers into kids again like Spielberg can.

But he also leaves vacant human spaces in the center of some of his blockbusters, and Tintin suffers from having a central character who’s a bland engine of determined, cowlick-haired pluckiness. While supporting players provide occasional energy and humor, our hero simply grinds from one plot point to another whenever stuff isn’t flying or exploding. It’s like Raiders of the Lost Ark, if Indiana Jones had been played by Taylor Lautner. War Horse faces a similar problem, for a different reason: The central character isn’t a human being at all. Instead, this version of Michael Malpurgo’s bookturned-Tony-winning play follows a thoroughbred named Joey, from his birth on a farm in the Devon countryside in 1912 and his training by the boy who loves him, Albert ( Jeremy Irvine), through his service in the British cavalry of World War I and other adventures in wartime France. It’s not easy finding a through-line for a story that, in literary form, was narrated by the horse through encounters with half a dozen key human caretakers. Spielberg and screenwriters Lee Hall and Richard Curtis manage to find that focus through examples of a key line spoken by a French farmer (Niels Arestrup) whose granddaughter finds Joey: “There are different ways to be brave.” And it’s fascinating watching Spielberg bend the graphic brand of battle scene he mastered in Saving Private Ryan to a PG-13 rating, including the haunting image of dozens of riderless horses to convey the losses in a machine-gun attack on the cavalry. Like Tintin, War Horse boasts plenty of terrific individual scenes—and here, Spielberg is slightly better at pulling it all together emotionally. He falls back on his old bag of tricks to make sure we grasp Significance: his trademark slow zoom in; under-the-chin hero shots; glorious landscapes set to John Williams’s music. It’s risky leaving Albert entirely for a large chunk of the film, because the boy in this boy-and-his-dog tale begins to seem somewhat irrelevant. As effective as some of the episodes may be, War Horse still feels essentially episodic. We’ve seen the Steven Spielberg who connects his unmatched craftsmanship to a gripping human story— in E.T., in Schindler’s List, in Jaws—enough to know what it looks like. With both of this year’s films, curiously, we’re seeing the same alternate Spielberg: the one who knows exactly how to make a cinematic story look but isn’t quite sure how to make it feel. War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin open at The Carmike 12 Friday, Dec. 23.

7 am – 10 am: Enjoy coffee and doughnuts at the Old Philipsburg Fire Hall 11 am: Stop for a few words at the pullout across from the heart up the grade to Discovery 1 pm: Gather at the Discovery main lodge in preparation for summit to the memorial site. Memorial ski run followed by a double diamond memorial shred at day’s end 6 pm: Join us for the elk feed/pot luck and 1-year birthday party for James’ organ recipients, followed by live music and dancing at the White Front Bar ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SKI BUMS & ADRENALINE JUNKIES.

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Scope Soundcheck Books Film Movie Shorts Caveat emptor my peeps, many films open on Sun., Dec. 25 (Christmas!) and some theaters have altered schedules. For example, Carmike 12 and Village 6 will not show anything after 8 pm on Sat., Dec. 24. The Wilma Theater is closed Sat., Dec 24. Pharaohplex is only showing matinees on Sat., Dec. 24, and there will be no 9 pm shows on Sun., Dec. 25. Showboat, Entertainer and Mountain cinemas will all be closed on Sat., Dec. 24. Finally, Stadium 14 will not have 9 pm or later shows on Sat., Dec 24.

permission, possibly saves Christmas, possibly ruins it, starring James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie. Carmike 12: 3D: 1:35 and 4:10. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9, with 3 pm matinees on Sat. and Sun. No 9 pm show on Sun. Stadium 14: 12:05, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15 and 9:35, with midnight shows Fri. Mountain: 2:15, 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (U.S.) Based on Stieg Larsson’s book, a journalist gets some help finding a person from a spooky lady, stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Carmike 12:

from a rich old oil tycoon. Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Fozzie and Miss Piggy star. Carmike 12: 1:15, 4, 6:40 and 9:15. Stadium 14: 12 pm. Mountain: 2:15, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:20. NEW YEAR’S EVE The lives of many couples cross paths many times and many lessons are learned about love and its many splendors. Directed by Garry Marshall and starring everyone not busy that day, including Robert DeNiro, Halle Berry and Ludacris. Carmike 12: 1, 1:45, 4, 4:50, 7, 8 and 10 pm. Village 6: 4 and 7:15 PM, with 9:45 PM shows on Fri. and Sat

Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Wilma Theatre: 7 and 9:10. Ends Fri., Dec. 23. TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART I Edward and Bella must save themselves and their unborn child from the ravages of wolves and sanguisugent opportunists. Carmike 12: 1, 4, 7 and 10. Village 6: 4 and 7:15 PM, with shows at 10 PM on Fri. and Sat. and matinees at 1 PM on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10, with matinees at 3 PM on Sat. and Sun. No 9:10 on Sun. Stadium 14: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 and 9:45, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. Mountain: 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15.

OPENING THIS WEEK THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN A boy and his dog have marvelous shipboard, airborne and motorcycle-straddling adventures around the globe, starring Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig and Carey Elwes. Directed by Spielberg. Carmike 12: 12:15, 2:45, 5:25 and 8:05 pm. 3D: 1:15, 4, 6:40 and 9:15 pm. Pharaohplex: 3D: 7 and 9 pm, with 3 pm matinees. Dec. 24, 3 PM only. Dec. 25, 3 and 7 PM. Stadium 14: Dec 23 and 24: 1 and 3:45 pm. Dec. 25 thru 29 in 3D: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and 10 pm. DARKEST HOUR Leave it to the aliens to land in Moscow and attack the world’s power supply. Let’s hope the intrepid youth get tweeked and decide they need their iPods recharged, starring Emile Hirsch and Olivia Thirlby. Village 6: 1:35 and 4:30 pm. 3D: 7:10 and 9:15 pm. Stadium 14: 12:05, 2:30, 4:40, 7:15 and 9:40 pm, opens Dec. 25. THE DESCENDANTS George Clooney takes his daughters on a trip to confront the man his wife has been cheating on him with. Did I mention she’s on life support? Opens Dec. 25. Stadium 14: 12:10, 3:30, 6:40 and 9:20. MELANCHOLIA Melancholia is a planet on a collision-course with Earth. Two sisters struggle to maintain an already strained relationship as the planet nears, starring Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsborough. Wilma Theatre: 7 and 9:20 pm. Opens Dec. 25. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN Michelle Williams plays Marilyn Monroe in this story about the terse relationship between Sir Laurence Olivier and the actress during production of The Prince and the Showgirl. Wilma Theatre: 7 and 9 pm, Fri., Dec. 23. 7 and 9:20 pm, opens Dec. 25. WAR HORSE A young man’s horse is enlisted for use by the cavalry during WWI, so of course the young man joins up for a spot of adventure and to find that beloved creature. Spielberg directs, cue well-lit faces. Carmike 12: 1:30, 5:30 and 9:15 pm, opens Dec. 25. Stadium 14: 12, 12:30, 3:15, 5:25, 6:30, 8:30 and 9:40 pm, opens Dec. 25. Showboat: 4, 6:50 and 9:30 pm, opens Dec. 25, with shows at 6:50 and 9:30 PM.

It’ll be our little secret. War Horse opens Sunday at Carmike 12, Stadium 14 and Showboat Cinema.

1:40, 5:20 and 9 pm. Stadium 14: 12:10, 1, 3:05, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 9:55, with midnight shows on Fri Pharaohplex: 3 PM and 7 PM. Mountain: 1, 3:55, 6:50 and 9:45 PM. Closed Sat., Dec. 24. Only 6:50 and 9:45 PM shows on Sun., Dec. 25. HUGO Based on a children’s book no one in this office has ever read, Hugo is the story of a Parisian orphan who lives in the walls of a train station during the 1930s. There is a mystery, too, involving a robot and the boy’s father. Directed by Martin Scorcese and starring Ben Kingsley and Sacha Baron Cohen. Carmike 12: 6:30 and 9:15. 3D: 1:15, 4:25 and 7:35 Stadium 14: 6:30 and 9:30 pm. Pharaohplex: 3D: 6:50 and 9:10 PM, with matinees Sat. and Sun. at 3 PM.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED Alvin and his bros., along with the Chipettes, fall off a cruise ship and drown. Jokes. They end up on a desert island. Starring Jason Lee and the voices of Justin Long and Amy Poehler. Carmike 12: 1:15, 1:45, 4:10, 4:40, 6:30, 7, 8:45 and 9:15. Village 6: 1:30, 4:30, 6:45 pm and 9 pm. Pharaohplex: 7 and 9 pm, with 3 pm matinees. Dec. 24, 3 PM only. Dec. 25, 3 and 7 PM. Stadium 14: 12, 2:20, 4:30, 7 and 9:10, with midnight shows on Fri. Showboat: 4, 7 and 9.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL Ethan Hunt and his crew are forced to go rogue, y’all. Told you not to bomb the Kremlin. Starring Tom Cruise and Paula Patton. Opens Wed., Dec. 21, at Mountain Cinema 4 Carmike 12: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:30 pm. Big D: 1, 4, 7 and 10 pm. Village 6: 1, 4, 7 and 10 pm. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 PM, with 3 pm matinees. Dec. 24, 3 PM only. Dec. 25, 3 and 6:50 PM. Stadium 14: 12:10, 1, 3:05, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 9:55, with midnight shows on Fri. Mountain: 1:15, 4, 6:50 and 9:20. Closed Sat., Dec. 24. Only 6:50 and 9:20 PM shows on Sat., Dec. 25.

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and matinees on Sat. and Sun at 1 PM. Stadium 14: 7:05 and 9:40, with midnight shows Fri. Showboat: 4:15, 7:15 and 9:15, only playing through Fri., Dec. 23. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS Perhaps Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson will match wits with Professor Moriarty once again. Indubitably. Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Carmike 12: 1:45, 4:45 and 8 PM. Big D: 1, 4, 7 and 10 PM. Village 6: 4 and 7 PM, with 10 PM shows on Fri. and Sat. and 1 PM matinees on Sat. and Sun. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 PM, with 3 pm matinees. Dec. 24, 3 PM only. Dec. 25, 3 and 6:50 PM. Stadium 14: 12, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 9:45, with midnight shows on Fri. Entertainer: 4, 7 and 9:30. Closed sat., Dec. 24. Only 7 and 9 PM shows on Sat., Dec. 25. Mountain: 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30. Closed Sat., Dec. 24, only 7 and 9:30 PM shows on Sun., Dec 25. THE SITTER Hey Uncle Buck, don’t tell mom the babysitter’s a college kid who is about to have an adventure in babysitting himself, starring Jonah Hill. Carmike 12: 7:25 and 9:35 PM. Village 6: 1:35, 4:30, 7:10 and 9:15 pm. Ends Sat., Dec. 24. Stadium 14: 12:15, 2:25, 4:35, 6:55 and 9:15, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. TAKE SHELTER Weighed down by visions of a coming apocalypse, a man struggles with protecting his family from the coming destruction or from himself, starring

WE BOUGHT A ZOO Matt Damon buys a struggling pet sanctuary and makes his heinous old wife played by Scarlett Johansson live there with their kids and the mechanic guy from that TV show “Wings.” Carmike 12: 1:15, 4:30 and 7:45 pm. Pharaohplex: 6:50 and 9:10 PM, with 3 pm matinees. Dec. 24, 3 PM only. Dec. 25, 3 and 6:50 PM. Stadium 14: 12:20, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30, with a midnight show on Fri. Mountain: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15 PM. Closed Sat., Dec. 24. Only 6:45 and 9:15 PM shows on Sun., Dec. 25. YOUNG ADULT This movie is about how hard it is to be pretty on the outside and not so on the inside. It stars Charlize Theron, who returns to her hometown to rekindle a romance with her high school beau. Stadium 14: 12:15, 2:35, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:40, with midnight shows on Fri. and Sat. Capsule reviews by Jason McMackin. Moviegoers be warned! Show times are good as of Fri., Dec. 23. Show times and locations are subject to change or errors, despite our best efforts. Please spare yourself any grief and/or parking lot profanities by calling ahead to confirm. Theater phone numbers: Carmike 12/Village 6–541-7469; Wilma–728-2521; Pharaohplex in Hamilton–961-FILM; Stadium 14 in Kalispell–752-7804. Showboat in Polson, Entertainer in Ronan and Mountain in Whitefish–862-3130.


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Risley is a kitten with all the spunk and curiosity that anyone would expect. He may have common coloring and markings, but he's uncommonly sweet. And, like all our other cats, his adoption fee is just $30 through Dec. 31.

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Charlotte is an adorable bundle of fluff! She is only 9 weeks old and has already been spayed and vaccinated. The Humane Society of Western Montana has MANY kittens of various ages available for adoption.

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Playful Bo is a favorite among staff and volunteers. He is a 4-year-old Lab/Boxer mix. He has come a long way since first arriving at the shelter. Bo knows "sit," "down," "stay," "wait," "shake," and how to walk politely on a leash.

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HER BEST FRIEND’S WAITING My girlfriend’s best friend is her ex. They broke up six years ago (upon mutual agreement). She swears she’s much happier being his friend and says they both feel they weren’t meant to be romantic partners. Well, she clearly adores the hell out of him, and he’s her go-to guy for her problems (family, career, and probably any issues with me). She respects my opinion, but sometimes I feel she only asks for it so I won’t feel second banana to him. We’ve only been dating eight months, and I feel she believes what she says about their friendship, but part of me worries that she’s still in love with him but not aware of it. During one of their long phone chats, if he said he wanted to be with her after all, I suspect I’d be dumped fast. —Second Best If this were a chick flick, you’d be the plot device—the guy the girl’s with just so she can figure out that she should marry the other guy. (Start worrying if you roll over in bed and see a couple of prop men unplugging your lamp.) Of course it’s hard for you to believe that a guy who once wanted her body now just wants her ear. Their insistence that they’re just friends does run contrary to the wisdom of the noted therapist Billy Crystal, who warned in his seminal work, “When Harry Met Sally,” that “men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” Sure it does— mainly when they have yet to have sex with each other. But, these two have been there, done each other (and done each other and then some). Chances are, the thrill of the chase really has given way to the thrill of getting on the phone so they can cluck like two excitable hens. People commonly think love is only supposed to come in groups of two, like on the ark. But, this “two-topia”—the notion that one person will meet your every emotional, sexual, and career counseling need (while leading you in a killer ashtanga workout)—is actually an impossible ideal. The truth is, in addition to your romantic partner, you can have another deeply important person in your life—a friendplus!—who you love more than a typical friend but who you don’t love naked (or don’t love naked anymore). And sure, if your girlfriend has a BFF, you’d prefer it to be somebody named Melanie, whose interests run the gamut from shoes to shoes. And yes, she could suddenly decide to “put the ex back in sex.” But, six years post-breakup, it’s like-

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ly her attraction is more therapeutic— having a longtime friend to lean on who’s probably helped her dust all the skeletons hanging in her closets (home, office, and beyond). Don’t get all wound up in trying to compete with him or meet her every need; you just need to meet enough of them and keep getting to know her. Throw yourself into your relationship instead of obsessing that it will end, and try to focus on the merits of their friendship. This guy enhances her life, and if her life is enhanced, she’s enhanced, and so is her life with you…even if that flies in the face of everything you’ve ever heard about how love is “supposed” to play out. (Shakespeare wrote “Romeo and Juliet,” not “Romeo, Juliet, and Bob.”)

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Two male friends who know I’m happily married have made a pass at me recently. One’s kind of a player, so…whatever. The other I considered a very good friend (of seven years), and I find myself remarkably angry with him. Some friend. I feel like posting a blog item, “I have never been unfaithful to my husband and never will be.” —Betrayed

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When one dog tries to hump another, it generally isn’t because he finds the other dog ethically sketchy. I get that you aren’t a chihuahua with computer privileges, but there’s a good chance the thought process for these guys was dog-humpingly deep. I had you send me your photo, and you’re gorgeous. Men make passes at women who are blindingly attractive—and not necessarily because they devalue them as friends or think they’ll be quick to toss their wedding ring on another man’s night table. Sometimes, impulse, dirty martinis, desperation, and seven years of a woman’s hotitude just come to a head. This isn’t to say you should excuse what these guys did or continue being friends with them if that’s painful, but it may help to understand that the calculation here may not have involved a comprehensive risk/benefit analysis…beyond you’re beautiful and they’re drunk, and if they’re going to be relegated to meaningless anonymous sex, they’d like it to be with you.

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY By Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the fictional world of the wizard Harry Potter, muggles are people who have no magical powers. Because of their deficiency, certain sights may be literally invisible to them, and certain places inaccessible. I’m going to boldly predict that you Aries people will lose at least some of your muggleness in the coming year. A part of your life where you’ve been inept or clueless will begin to wake up. In ways that may feel surprisingly easy, you’ll be able to fill a gap in your skill set or knowledge base. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): On January 15, 1885, Wilson Bentley photographed his first snowflake. Over the course of the next 46 years, he captured 5,000 more images of what he called “tiny miracles of beauty.” He was the first person to say that no two snowflakes are alike. In 2012, Taurus, I suggest that you draw inspiration from his example. The coming months will be prime time for you to lay the foundations for a worthy project that will captivate your imagination for a long time— and perhaps even take you decades to complete. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In her memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, Gabrielle Hamilton suggests my horoscopes were helpful to her as she followed her dream to create her New York City restaurant, Prune. “I killed roaches, poisoned their nests, trapped rats, stuffed their little holes with steel wool and glass shards,” she wrote, “while my girlfriend…walked through the place ‘purifying’ it with a burning sage smudge stick and read me my Rob Brezsny horoscopes in support.” I would love to be of similar service to you in the coming months, Gemini, as you cleanse whatever needs to be cleansed in preparation for your next big breakthrough. Let the fumigation, purgation, and expiation begin!



CANCER (June 21-July 22): In 1992, 30,000 Americans signed a petition asking the governor of Hawaii to change the name of Maui to “Gilligan’s Island.” Fortunately, the request was turned down, and so one of the most sublime places on the planet is not now named after a silly TV sitcom. I’m urging you to avoid getting swept up in equally fruitless causes during the coming months, Cancerian. You will have a lot of energy to give to social causes and collective intentions in 2012, but it will be very important to choose worthy outlets that deserve your intelligent passion and that have half a chance of succeeding.



LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The Palace of Versailles once served as home for French kings and their royal courts, and was the hub of the French government. To this day it remains a symbol of lavish wealth and high civilization. Set on 26 acres, it has 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 6,000 paintings, and 2,100 sculptures. The grounds feature 50 fountains and 21 miles of water conduits. And yet the word “Versailles” means “terrain where the weeds have been pulled.” Prior to it being built up into a luxurious center of power, it was a marsh in the wilderness. I nominate it to be your inspirational image for the coming year, Leo: a picture of the transformation you will begin.



VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A guy named George Reiger is a certifiable Disney freak. He has covered his skin with 2,200 tattoos of the franchise’s cartoon characters. If you plan to get anything like that much thematic body decoration in 2012, Virgo, I recommend that you draw your inspiration from cultural sources with more substantial artistry and wisdom than Disney. For example, you could cover your torso with paintings by Matisse, your arms with poems by Neruda, and your legs with musical scores by Mozart. Why? In the coming months it will be important for you to surround yourself with the highest influences and associate yourself with the most inspiring symbols and identify yourself with the most ennobling creativity.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the Classical Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, the word teocuitlatl literally meant “god poop.” It was used to refer to gold, which was regarded as a divine gift that brought mixed blessings. On the one hand, gold made human beings rich. On the other hand, it could render them greedy, stingy, and paranoid. So it was potentially the source of both tremendous bounty and conflict. I suspect that in 2012, Libra, you will have to deal with the arrival of a special favor that carries a comparable paradox. You should be fine—harvesting the good part of the gift and not having to struggle mightily with the tough part—as long as you vow to use it with maximum integrity.



SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What spell would you like to be under in 2012? Be careful how you answer that; it might be a trick question. Not because I have any interest in fooling you, of course, but rather because I want to prepare you for the trickiness that life may be expressing in your vicinity. So let me frame the issue in a different way. Do you really want to be under a spell—of any kind? Answer yes only if you’re positive that being under a spell will help you manifest your biggest dream. And please make sure that whoever or whatever is the source of the spell is in the service of love.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Suzan-Lori Parks is a celebrated American playwright who has won both a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. During the time between November 2002 and November 2003, she wrote a new short play every day—a total of 365 plays in 365 days. I think you could be almost as prolific as that in 2012, Capricorn. Whatever your specialty is, I believe you will be filled with originality about how to express it. You’re also likely to have the stamina and persistence and, yes, even the discipline necessary to pull it off.



AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Pigeons are blessed with an extraordinary ability to find home, even if they’re hundreds of miles away. They have an internal compass that allows them to read the Earth’s magnetic field, and they also create a “map of smells” that gives them crucial clues as they navigate. A team of scientists performed some odd experiments that revealed a quirky aspect to the birds’ talent: If their right nostril is blocked, their innate skill doesn’t work nearly as well. (It’s OK if their left nostril is blocked, though.) What does this have to do with you? Well, Aquarius, you’ve been like a homing pigeon with its right nostril blocked, and it’s high time you unblocked it. In the coming months, you can’t afford to be confused about where home is, what your community consists of, or where you belong.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): One of Alexander the Great’s teachers was Aristotle, who was tutored by Plato, who himself learned from Socrates. In 2012, I’d love to see you draw vital information and fresh wisdom from a lineage as impressive as that, Pisces. In my astrological opinion, you need much more than a steady diet of factoids plucked from the internet and TV. You simply must be hungry for more substantial food for thought than you get from random encounters with unreliable sources. It will be time for you to attend vigorously to the next phase of your life-long education.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MISSOULA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Missoula City Council will hold a public hearing on January 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine, Missoula, Montana, to consider a resolution increasing fees set forth in the Parks & Recreation Master Fee Schedule for facility use, reservations, contracts, permits and programs for 2012. For further information, contact Shirley Kinsey, Parks & Recreation, at 5526273. If you have comments, please mail them to: City Clerk, 435 Ryman, Missoula, MT 59802. Martha L. Rehbein City Clerk Publish: December 22, 2011 December 29, 2011 MISSOULA COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Matter of the Estate of Seumas V. Gallagher, deceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned designee requests all persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be mailed to designee Mary Gallagher, return receipt requested, at 815 Mill Rd, Helena, MT 59602. Dated this 15th day of December, 2011. (Dates of publication Dec. 15th, 22nd, and 29th 2011) MISSOULA COUNTY SECTION 00100 INVITATION TO BID Missoula County seeks bids for construction of the Upper Miller Creek Road. Sealed bids will be accepted by: Missoula County Public Works Office, Attn: Greg Robertson, P.E., 6089 Training Drive, Missoula, MT 59808 until 1:30 PM local time on January 12, 2012, and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Conference Room at the offices of the Missoula County Public Works. The project consists of the reconstruction of approximately 7500 lineal feet of 36’ wide street from Mockingbird Lane to Linda Vista Boulevard. Construction will include: Installation of stormwater catch basins and piping, Recycling existing asphalt and base gravels Installing concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter Installing asphalt surfacing. Installing paint striping and signage The contract documents consisting of drawings, specifications, and bidding documents may be examined or obtained at the office of Professional Consultants, Inc., 3115 Russell, Missoula, MT 59801. The required deposit is $ 225.00 per set, which is nonrefundable. In addition, the drawings and project manual may also be examined at the Missoula Plans Exchange, 201 N. Russell, Missoula, MT (406) 549-5002. There will be a Pre-Bid Conference at the Linda Vista

Golf Course, 4915 Lower Miller Creek Road, Missoula, MT at 1:30 PM on January 5, 2012. Interested CONTRACTORS are encouraged to attend. CONTRACTOR and any of the CONTRACTOR’S subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 596048011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-4447734. CONTRACTOR is not required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project, but must have registered prior to execution of the Construction Agreement. All laborers and mechanics employed by CONTRACTOR or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by Missoula County and the State of Montana. The CONTRACTOR must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to Missoula County, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful BIDDER(s) shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful BIDDER(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. Sealed bids shall be marked Upper Miller Creek Road Reconstruction. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids, which is 1:30 PM on January 12, 2012 local time. Missoula County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the OWNER. The Contractor is required to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. MISSOULA COUNTY SHERIFF’S SALE DICK ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION, INC., Plaintiff vs. MONROE PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC, Defendants. To Be Sold at Sheriff’s Sale: TERMS: CASH, or its equivalent; NO personal checks. On the 5th day of January A.D., 2012, at Ten (10:00) o’clock A.M., at the front door of the Court House, 200 West Broadway, Missoula in the County of Missoula, State of

Montana, that certain real property situate in said Missoula County, and particularly described as follows, to-wit: LOCATION 1: THE W1/2 W1/2 NW1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 5, IN SECTION 6, T.13N., T.14W.,P.M.M., TOGETHER WITH THE NE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 1, T.13N.,R.15W., P.M.M., ALL N MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 12.58 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 2, 3, 4, & 6: GOVERNMENT LOT 1, AND THE E1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 IN SECTION 1, T.13N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 28.48 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 5, 7, & 8 THE S1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE E1/2 SW1/4 SE1/4, AND THE SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 OF SECTION 36, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 50.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 9: THE SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE SW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE NW1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, AND THE NE1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 OF SECTION 1, T.13N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 2.5 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 10: THE S1/2 SE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 36, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 1.25 ACRES. LOCATION 11: THE SW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4, THE NW1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4, THE NE1/4 SE1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, AND THE SE1/4 NE1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, ALL IN SECTION 30, T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 9.78 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 12: THE S1/2 SW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4, THE W1/2 NW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4, THE NE1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4, AND THE S1/2 SE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 25, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 25.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 13: THE W1/2 NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4, THE N1/2 N1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4, AND THE NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 25, T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 17.5 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 14: THE SW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4, THE NW1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4, THE E1/2 NE1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4, AND THE E1/2 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 29, T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 30.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22: THE SW1/4 NE1/4, THE W1/2

NW1/4 SE1/4, THE SE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4, THE S1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4, THE S1/2 N1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4, THE SW1/4 SE1/4, THE N1/2 SE1/4 SW1/4, THE NE1/4 SW1/4, THE SE1/4 SE1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2, THE E1/2 AND THE SW1/4 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 3, AND THE N1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, ALL IN SECTION 19; THE W1/2 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 OF SECTION 20; THE W1/2 NW1/4 NW1/4, AND THE W1/2 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 29; AND THE N1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 30; ALL IN T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 284.73 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 23: THE NW1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 19, T.14N., R.14W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 2.5 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LOCATION 24: THE SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 OF SECTION 20, AND THE W1/2 SW1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 OF SECTION 21, ALL IN T.14N., R.15W., P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA; CONTAINING 15.0 ACRES MORE OR LESS. Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. Dated this 15th day of December A.D., 2011. /s/ CARL C. IBSEN Sheriff of Missoula County, Montana By /s/ Patrick A. Turner, Deputy MONTANA ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, FLATHEAD COUNTY Judge Katherine R. Curtis Cause No. DV-101628B SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION GLACIER WILDERNESS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. GARY MACYNSKI and CARLA MACYNSKI, Defendants. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiff’s attorneys within twenty-one (21) days after the service of the Summons, exclusive of the day of service. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand the seal of said court the 29th day of November, 2011. (SEAL) /s/ Peg L. Allison, Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Christopher Maestas, Deputy Clerk MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Cause No. DP-11-223 Dept. No. 2 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN RE THE ESTATE OF OPALMAE H. FREY, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Clifford A. Frey 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 Clifford A. Frey, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Dan G. Cederberg, PO Box 8234, Missoula, Montana 59807-8234, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 14th day of December, 2011. CEDERBERG LAW OFFICES, P.C., 269 West Front Street, PO Box 8234, Missoula, MT 59807-8234 /s/ Dan G. Cederberg, Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Department No. 3 Probate No. DP-11-206 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLOTTE EASTER KRESS, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Robert Bruce Easter, Jr., has been appointed Personal Representative of the 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 Robert Bruce Easter, Jr., the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, in care of Debra D. Parker, Parker Law Firm, P.O. Box 7873, Missoula, Montana 59807 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. Dated this 17th day of November, 2011. PARKER LAW FIRM /s/ Debra D. Parker Debra D. Parker Attorney for the Estate MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Cause No. DR-11-165 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF MARK A. HIESTERMAN, Petitioner, and SARAH HIESTERMAN, Respondent. THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO RESPONDENT, SARAH HIESTERMAN, a/k/a SARAH TESKE: You are hereby summoned to answer the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in this action which is filed in the office of the above-named Court, a copy of which is served upon you, and to file your Answer and serve a copy thereof upon Plaintiff’s attorney within 21 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of 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 Petition. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this 16th day of December, 2011. (SEAL) /s/ Shirley E. Faust, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Richard Goodwin, Deputy Clerk MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-11-213 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES DONALD STOVER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Candie Lynn Stover, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the aboveentitled Court. DATED this 28th day of November, 2011. /s/ Candie Lynn Stover, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE PC, Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Gail M. Haviland MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DIS-

TRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 1 Probate No. DP-11-218 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN S. HAINES, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to J. William Haines, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 1st day of December, 2011. /s/ J. William Haines, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE PC, Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Gail M. Haviland MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 2 Cause No. DP-11-221 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SUN CHA MAST (a/k/a KIM MAST, 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 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 Nancy P. Gibson of GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC, Personal Representative, return receipt requested, 4110 Weeping Willow Drive, Missoula, Montana 59803, or filed with the Clerk of the above-named Court. DATED this 12th day of December, 2011. /s/ Nancy P. Gibson, GIBSON LAW OFFICES, PLLC Personal Representative MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 3 Probate No. DP-11-217 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES DELANO CHARVAT, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Special Administrator of the abovenamed Estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Dawn K. Charvat, the Special Administrator, return receipt requested,in care of Thiel Law Office, PLLC, 315 West Pine, PO Box 8125, Missoula, Montana 59807 or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 2nd day of December, 2011. THIEL LAW OFFICE, /s/ Matthew B. Thiel Attorney for Special Administrator MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Dept. No. 4 Probate No. DP-11-212 NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BERYL CLAIRE STOVER, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said estate are required to present their claim within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to Candie Lynn Stover, return receipt requested, c/o Worden Thane PC, PO Box 4747, Missoula, MT 59806 or filed with the Clerk of the above-

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entitled Court. DATED this 28th day of November, 2011. /s/ Candie Lynn Stover, Personal Representative WORDEN THANE PC, Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ Gail M. Haviland MONTANA FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, MISSOULA COUNTY Probate No. DP-11-207 Dept. No. 3 Hon. John W. Larson NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM J. LARSON, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the 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 CANDY OLSON, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Victor F. Valgenti, Attorney at Law, 200 University Plaza, 100 Ryman Street, Missoula, MT 59802, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. /s/ Candy Olson, Personal Representative NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Cause No. DV11-1319 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: You are hereby notified 1. On the 11th day of October, 2001, a verified Petition was filed with Department 4 of the Fourth Judicial District Court, Missoula, for an order changing the name of Reya Ashryn Argo, residing at 8400 Pheasant, in the city of Missoula, County of Missoula, State of Montana, to Raya Ashryn Hensen. 2. A hearing on the Petition for Change of Name will be held at the Missoula County Courthouse on January 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel may be heard. 3. Any objections to the change of name of Reya Ashryn Argo to Raya Ashryn Hensen should be filed in writing with the clerk of the District Court, Missoula County Courthouse, on or before January 10, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Pursuant to §71-1-301, et seq. of the Montana Code Annotated, the undersigned hereby gives notice of a trustee’s sale to be held on the 15th day of February 2012, at 1:00 o’clock p.m, on the steps of the Courthouse of Missoula County located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, Montana, of the following described real property located in Missoula County, Montana: TRACT 5A OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO 2408, A TRACT OF LAND LOCATED IN THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA Marvin A. Woldstad and Colette M. Woldstad, as Grantors, conveyed the above-described real property, and the improvements situated thereon, if any, to Stewart Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Gateway Community Federal Credit Union, who was designated as Lender and Beneficiary in a Deed of Trust dated July 10, 2008 and recorded on July 16, 2008 as Document No. 200816641 and put of record in book 823 at Page 22 of the official records of Missoula County, Montana. Anne Blanche Adams, a licensed Montana attorney, is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee dated October 7, 2011, and recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. Marvin A. Woldstad and Colette M. Woldstad have defaulted in the performance of the said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $3,679.22 for the

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PUBLIC NOTICES month of June 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. As of October 5, 2011 the sum of $17,097.48 is past due. As of October 5, 2011, the total amount due was the sum of $383,755.93 principal, plus $7,800.04 accrued interest, with interest continuing to accrue on the principal at the rate set out in the Promissory Note, which is 6% per annum, and other fees and expenses that may be advanced. The Beneficiary may disburse such amounts as may be required to protect Beneficiary’s interest. If Beneficiary elects to make such disbursements, sums paid shall become additional indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust. In accordance with the provisions of the Deed of Trust, the Beneficiary has elected to accelerate the full remaining balance due under the terms of the Deed of Trust and Note and has elected to sell the interest of Marvin A. Woldstad and Colette M. Woldstad, the original Grantors, their successors and assigns, in and to the aforedescribed property, subject to all easements, restrictions, encumbrances or covenants existing of record or evident on the property at the time of sale to satisfy the remaining obligation owed. Beneficiary has directed Anne Blanche Adams, as Successor Trustee, to commence such sale proceedings. Those with an interest in the property and who appear from the public record to be entitled to notification of these proceedings are: Occupants 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Marvin A. Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Colette Woldstad 2770 Rocky Draw Road Troy, MT 59935 Colette Woldstad as Conservator for Marvin A. Woldstad 2770 Rocky Draw Road Troy, MT 59935 Milodragovich, Dale, Steinbrenner and Nygren, P.C. Attn: Cory Gangle, esq. P.O. Box 4947 Missoula, MT 59806-4947 Colette M. Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Colette Woldstad as Conservator for Marvin A. Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Marvin A. Woldstad 2770 Rocky Draw Road Troy, MT 59935 Marvin Woldstad 10980 Saddleback Lane Missoula, MT 59804 Successor Trustee is unaware of any party in possession or claiming right to possession of the subject property other than those persons noticed herein. DATED this 7th day of October 2011. /s/ Anne Blanche Adams, Successor Trustee STATE OF MONTANA ): ss. County of Missoula) This instrument was acknowledged before me on the 7th day of October 2011, by Anne Blanche Adams, Successor Trustee. (Notarial Seal) /s/ Tami St Onge Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, Montana My commission expires: March 1, 2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 12/14/07, recorded as Instrument No. 200732266, Bk 810, Pg 594, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which John Ricker and Dyanne Ricker was Grantor, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mountain West Bank, N.A. was Beneficiary and First American Title Company of Montana Inc. was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded First American Title Company of Montana Inc. as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lots 100A of Double Arrow Ranch Phase IV, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof, also known as Lot 100A of Certificate of Survey No. 1028. By written instrument , beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust was assigned to Cenlar FSB. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 02/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 25, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $237,808.52. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $222,307.69, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on March 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly

on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all nonmonetary 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 USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7367.20676) 1002.204238-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference is hereby made to that certain trust indenture/deed of trust (“Deed of Trust”) dated 04/02/04, recorded as Instrument No. 200409081, Bk: 729, Pg: 442, mortgage records of Missoula County, Montana in which Beverly A. Freeman and Daniel D. Freeman, wife and husband was Grantor, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. was Beneficiary and Insured Titles was Trustee. First American Title Insurance Company has succeeded Insured Titles as Successor Trustee. The Deed of Trust encumbers real property (“Property”) located in Missoula County, Montana, more particularly described as follows: Lot 2 in Block 4 of Mullan Trail Phase 3, a platted subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Beneficiary has declared the Grantor in default of the terms of the Deed of Trust and the promissory note (“Note”) secured by the Deed of Trust because of Grantor’s failure timely to pay all monthly installments of principal, interest and, if applicable, escrow reserves for taxes and/or insurance as required by the Note and Deed of Trust. According to the Beneficiary, the obligation evidenced by the Note (“Loan”) is now due for the 06/01/11 installment payment and all monthly installment payments due thereafter. As of October 20, 2011, the amount necessary to fully satisfy the Loan was $151,272.17. This amount includes the outstanding principal balance of $142,654.17, plus accrued interest, accrued late charges, accrued escrow installments for insurance and/or taxes (if any) and advances for the protection of beneficiary’s security interest (if any). Because of the defaults stated above, Beneficiary has elected to sell the Property to satisfy the Loan and has instructed Successor Trustee to commence sale proceedings. Successor Trustee will sell the Property at public auction on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, City of Missoula on March 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Mountain Time. The sale is a public sale and any person, including Beneficiary and excepting only Successor Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding at the sale location in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by trustee’s deed without any representation or warranty, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis. Grantor, successor in interest to Grantor or any other person having an interest in the Property may, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, pay to Beneficiary the entire amount then due on the Loan (including foreclosure costs and expenses actually incurred and trustee’s and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred. Tender of these sums shall effect a cure of the defaults stated above (if all nonmonetary 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 USA-Foreclosure.com. (TS# 7023.96966) 1002.204066-FEI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE To be sold for cash at Trustee’s sale on April 20, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., on the front (south) steps of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, all of Trustee’s right, title and interest to the following-described property situated in Missoula County, Montana: Lot 16 in Block 4 of Linda Vista, a plated subdivision in Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof. Scott D. Tichenor and Melanie Tichenor, as Grantors, conveyed the real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Missoula Federal Credit Union, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated May 16, 2008, and recorded May 21, 2008, in Book 819, Page 336, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. A Substitution of Trustee designating Kevin S. Jones as Successor Trustee was recorded December 1, 2011, in Book 886, Page 426, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. The default of the obligation, the performance of which is secured by the aforementioned Deed of Trust, and for which default of this foreclosure is made, is for failure to pay the monthly payments as and when due. Pursuant to the provisions of the Deed of Trust, the Beneficiary has exercised, and hereby exer-

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cises, its option to declare the full amount secured by such Deed of Trust immediately due and payable. There presently is due on said obligation the principal sum of $172,384.96, plus interest at a rate of 8% totaling $46,813.14, and late fees of $2,659.95, for a total amount due of $221,858.05 as of October 13, 2011, plus the costs of foreclosure, attorney’s fees, trustee’s fees, escrow closing fees, and other accruing costs. The Beneficiary has elected, and does hereby elect, to sell the above-described property to satisfy the obligation referenced above. The Beneficiary declares that the Grantor is in default as described above and demands that the Trustee sell the property described above in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Notice. DATED 5th day of December, 2011. /s/ Kevin S. Jones, Trustee STATE OF MONTANA)) ss. County of Missoula) On this 5th day of December, 2011, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared Kevin S. Jones, Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. (SEAL) /s/ Christy Shipp Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, Montana My Commission Expires: 5-7-2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE To be sold for cash at Trustee’s sale on April 24, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., on the front (south) steps of the Missoula County Courthouse located at 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, all of Trustee’s right, title and interest to the following-described property situated in Missoula County, Montana: A parcel of land located in the S1/2 of Section 32, Township 14 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Missoula County, Montana, being more particularly described as Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 5630. Western States Land Company, Inc., as Grantor, conveyed the real property of Stewart Title of Missoula County, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Kerry J. Harrill and Jana L. Harrill, as Beneficiaries, by Trust Indenture recorded September 29, 2011, in Book 883 of Micro at Page 686, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. A Substitution of Trustee designating Kevin S. Jones as Successor Trustee was recorded December 5, 2011, in Book 886, Page 645, records of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder. The default of the obligation, the performance of which is secured by the aforementioned Trust Indenture, and for which default of this foreclosure is made, is for failure to pay the monthly payments as and when due. Pursuant to the provisions of the Trust Indenture, the Beneficiaries have exercised, and hereby exercise, their option to declare the full amount secured by such Trust Indenture immediately due and payable. There presently is due on said obligation the principal sum of $400,000.00, plus late fees of $1,000.00, for a total amount due of $401,000.00 as of November 22, 2011, plus the costs of foreclosure, attorney’s fees, accrued interest, trustee’s fees, escrow closing fees, and other accruing fees. The Beneficiaries have elected, and do hereby elect, to sell the above-described property to satisfy the obligation referenced above. The Beneficiaries declare that the Grantor is in default as described above and demands that the Trustee sell the property described above in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Notice. DATED 13th day of December, 2011. /s/ Kevin S. Jones, Trustee STATE OF MONTANA)) ss. County of Missoula) On this 13th day of December, 2011, before me, the undersigned, a Notary Public for the State of Montana, personally appeared Kevin S. Jones, Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. (SEAL) /s/ Christy Shipp Notary Public for the State of Montana Residing at: Missoula, Montana My Commission Expires: 5-7-2013 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 14, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 1 IN BLOCK 3 OF AMENDED PLAT OF COUNTRY CLUB ADDITION NO. 2, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Brian W Jones and Kathlyen N Jones, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Insured Titles, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated January 14, 2004 and Recorded on January 20, 2004 under Document # 200401525, in Bk-725, Pg-354. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc. Successor in interest to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc.. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly pay-

ments due in the amount of $1,318.29, beginning June 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 13, 2011 is $165,334.74 principal, interest at the rate of 5.75% now totaling $3,741.93, escrow advances of $-467.93, and other fees and expenses advanced of $1,212.79, plus accruing interest at the rate of $26.05 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: October 12, 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 12 day of October, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Blackfoot, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Citimortgage V. Jones 42011.113 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 6, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: PARCEL I: TRACT 43 OF CERTIFICATE OF SURVEY NO. 1925 LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST ONEQUARTER OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 20 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA. PARCEL II: TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT ACROSS TRACTS 29 THROUGH 39 INCLUSIVE FOR ACCESS, INGRESS AND EGRESS AS DISCLOSED BY WARRANTY DEED RECORDED IN THE BOOK 165 OF MICRO RECORDS, PAGE 1010 Cordel M. Earl, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Fidelity Nat’l Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Indymac Bank, F.S.B., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on January 24, 2006 and recorded on February 01, 2006 in Book 768, Page 436 under Document No. 200602437. The beneficial interest is currently held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee of IndyMac Residential MortgageBacked Trust, Series 2006-L1, Residential Mortgage-Backed Certificates, Series 2006L1. 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 $1,427.93, beginning February 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 October 28, 2011 is $170,247.10 principal, interest at the rate of 9.125% now totaling $28,335.56,

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escrow advances of $770.69, and other fees and expenses advanced of $3,071.75, plus accruing interest at the rate of $42.56 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 30, 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 30 day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Blackfoot, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Onewest V Earl 41969.591 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on February 6, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: UNIT NO. 6 OF THE CEDARS CONDOMINIUM situated on Tract D of Hillview Heights No. 1, in the City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, according to the official recorded plat thereof and according to the Declaration of Condominium on file and of record in the office of the Missoula County Clerk and Recorder in Book 121 of Micro Records at page 107, filed and recorded pursuant to the provisions of the Montana Unit Ownership Act, Section 67-2301, et seq, R.C.M. 1947 as amended. TOGETHER WITH an undivided fractional interest in the general common elements equal to fractional ratio such unit owner’s unit bears to the total area of units and 100% right to use the limited common elements appertaining exclusively to his or her unit Kathleen Wiley, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., A Montana Corporation, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of trust dated on July 10, 2009 and recorded on July 13, 2009 at 04:22:31 P.M. o’ clock in book 843, page 1038, under document No. 200917396. The beneficial interest is currently held by Guild Mortgage Company. 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 $985.12, 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 September 1, 2011 is $129,746.07 principal, interest at the rate of 5.50% now totaling $4,058.68, late charges in the amount of $157.60, and other fees and expenses advanced of $500.70, plus accruing interest at the rate of $19.55 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be

advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 30, 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 30 day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Blackfoot, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 Guild V Wiley 41291.570 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 20, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: DOC ID#: 00016984535505007; LOT 2 OF BACK STRETCH ACRES, A RECORD SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Sharon Evans, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Charles J Peterson, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on May 23, 2007 and recorded on May 30, 2007 in Book 798, Page 512, under Document No 200713426. The beneficial interest is currently held by BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $1,305.27, beginning March 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 21, 2011 is $207,582.96 principal, interest at the rate of 6.125% now totaling $20,827.94, late charges in the amount of $522.08, escrow advances of $3,879.00 and other fees and expenses advanced of $248.50, plus accruing interest at the rate of $35.35 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person,

including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 16, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 16 day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public Blackfoot, Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 BAC v Evans 42019.190 Published 12/8, 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 20, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in Missoula County, Montana: LOT 8-A OF LEMM’S TOWNHOUSE ADDITION AMENDED PLAT OF LOLO CENTER BLOCK 1 LOTS 7 AND 8, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Kirt M. Foster, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to Stewart Title and Escrow, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated June 12, 2003 and recorded on June 18, 2003 in Book 709, Page 582 under Document No. 200321529. The beneficial interest is currently held by BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Missoula County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $432.73, beginning October 1, 2010, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 21, 2011 is $81,566.07 principal, interest at the rate of 3.00% now totaling $2,920.92, late charges in the amount of $64.92, escrow advances of $1,960.61 and other fees and expenses advanced of $112.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $6.704 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary, the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charged against the proceeds of this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation. The sale is a public sale and any person, including the beneficiary, excepting only the Trustee, may bid at the sale. The bid price must be paid immediately upon the close of bidding in cash or cash equivalents (valid money orders, certified checks or cashier’s checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the


PUBLIC NOTICES property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 17, 2011 /s/ Becky Stucki First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho)) ss. County of Bingham) On this 17th day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Becky Stucki, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Dalia Martinez Notary Public, Blackfoot,Idaho Commission expires: 2/18/2014 BAC v Foster 42019.155 Published 12/8, 15 & 22, 2011 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 24, 2012, at 11:00 o’clock A.M. at the Main Entrance of the First American Title Company of Montana located at 1006 West Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801, the following described real property situated in MISSOULA County, Montana: LOT 1, EXCEPT THE SOUTH 6 FEET THEREOF, ALL OF LOTS 2 AND 3, AND LOT 4, EXCEPT THE NORTH 4.5 FEET THEREOF, IN BLOCK 27 OF PARK ADDITION, APLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AND TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF THE EAST 8 FEET OF VACATED ALLEY ADJACENT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 394 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 1066. TOGETHER WITH A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY 6 FEET BY 118 FEET, LOCATED IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, M.P.M., AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: THE SOUTH 6 FEET OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK 27 OF PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AND THE EAST 8 FEET OF THE SOUTH 6 FEET OF THE ALLEY BEARING NORTH-SOUTH THROUGH BLOCK 27, PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. AND A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY, 24 FEET BY 118 FEET LOCATED IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 13 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, M.P.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: THE SOUTH 24 FEET OF THE EAST 118 FEET OF THE N1/2 OF POWELL STREET BETWEEN RAYMOND AVENUE AND GILBERT AVENUE AND BETWEEN BLOCK 26 AND BLOCK 27, PARK ADDITION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 51 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 1227 Wanda J. Maller, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust dated on December 5, 2005 and recorded on December 9, 2005 in Book 765, Page 995 under Document No. 200532593. The beneficial interest is currently held by CitiMortgage, Inc. successor in interest to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc.. First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of MISSOULA County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments due in the amount of $948.62, beginning May 1, 2011, and each month subsequent, which monthly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation and other charges against the property or loan. The total amount due on this obligation as of September 9, 2011 is $128,621.13 principal, interest at the rate of 3.00% now totaling $1,692.32, late charges in the amount of $132.76, escrow advances of $-89.42, and other fees and expenses advanced of $34.00, plus accruing interest at the rate of $10.57 per diem, late charges, and other costs and fees that may be advanced. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may

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

JONESIN’ C r o s s w o r checks). The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed without any representation or warranty, including warranty of Title, express or implied, as the sale is made strictly on an as-is, where-is basis, without limitation, the sale is being made subject to all existing conditions, if any, of lead paint, mold or other environmental or health hazards. The sale purchaser shall be entitled to possession of the property on the 10th day following the sale. The grantor, successor in interest to the grantor or any other person having an interest in the property, at any time prior to the trustee’s sale, may pay to the beneficiary or the successor in interest to the beneficiary the entire amount then due under the deed of trust and the obligation secured thereby (including costs and expenses actually incurred and attorney’s fees) other than such portion of the principal as would not then be due had no default occurred and thereby cure the default. The scheduled Trustee’s Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the trustee for up to 120 days by public proclamation at least every 30 days. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: September 23, 2011 /s/ Dalia Martinez First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee First American Specialty Services P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ))ss. County of Bingham ) On this 23rd day of September, 2011, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, know to me to be the Assistant Secretary of First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same. /s/ Marti A Ottley Notary Public Inkom, ID Commission expires: 8/15/2012 Pnc Vs. Largay 41716.141 Published 12/8, 15 & 22, 2011 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/23/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ANTHONY DOERR AND HEATHER DOERR, HUSBAND AND WIFE as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MIN# 100021278844512397, as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/16/2006 and recorded 11/22/2006, in document No. 200630320 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 787 at Page Number 1095 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula

County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 2 OF DOERR SUBDIVISION, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 11878 WINDEMERE DR, Missoula, MT 59804. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 07/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $842,140.49 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.625% per annum from 07/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/08/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110136245 FEI NO. 1006.147173 Notice of Trustee’s Sale: THE FOLLOWING LEGALLY DESCRIBED TRUST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned trustee will, on 03/29/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which SARAH N. KNAPP * AS HER SEPARATE ESTATE as Grantor(s),

Missoula County Government The City of Missoula Design Review Board will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, January, 11, 2012 in the City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine Street, Missoula, at 7:30 p.m. to consider the following application: A request from Dave Sather of Yesco Sign Company for Special Signs; Review by the Design Review Board, Chapter 20.75.100 B.2, Signs as Part of Building . The subject property is located at 3790 N. Reserve St. (SEE MAP P). Your attendance and your comments are welcome and encouraged. E-mails can be sent to hkinnear@co.missoula.mt.us. Project files may be viewed at the Missoula Office of Planning and Grants at 435 Ryman St., Missoula, Montana. If anyone attending this meeting needs special assistance, please provide advance notice by calling 258-4657. Missoula County will provide auxiliary aids and services.

conveyed said real property to TITLE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MIN# 100372406113703836, as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 11/22/2006 and recorded 11/28/2006, in document No. 200630679 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 787 at Page Number 1454 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 1A OF CARLTON TRACTS NO. 4, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 20550 OLD HIGHWAY 93, Florence, MT 59833. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-BC2. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 06/01/2011, and all subsequent installments together with late charges as set forth in said Note and Deed of Trust, advances, assessments and attorney fees, if any. TOGETHER WITH ANY DEFAULT IN THE PAYMENT OF RECURRING OBLIGATIONS AS THEY BECOME DUE. By reason of said default, the beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable said sums being the following: The unpaid principal balance of $197,919.28 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 7.00% per annum from 06/01/2011 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/14/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0137329 FEI NO. 1006.147561 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 04/02/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real

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

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DOWN 1 Jacob's son, in the Bible 2 Tristan's partner 3 Active hallucinogen in funny mushrooms 4 Part of a magazine 5 Black, poetically 6 Oscar winner Mercedes for "The Fisher King" 7 Manufacturer 8 "To Die For" director Gus Van ___ 9 Pro at the scene of the accident 10 Santa Monica cemetery home to dozens of dead celebrities 11 Inflammation of that dangly thing in the back of your throat 12 Fluffy housecat 13 Derisive (or James Brownish) laughs 18 ___-Day vitamins 20 Popular 26 Flow counterpart 27 Cleanup hitter's stat 29 "Yeah, I know that person..." 30 Failed to come up with anything 32 Reply: abbr. 34 Competed with for superiority 35 More information than is desired 36 Long Island Iced Tea ingredient 37 ___ pinch 38 Dish of fish cooked in citrus juice 41 Lat. and Lith., once 42 That's a laugh 44 Overly, emphatically 45 Monopoly buildings 48 HLN host Robin 50 Music company known for compilations advertised on TV 52 Head of a French society 53 "Austin Powers" surname 54 They wear jerseys in Jersey 56 ___ Lankan ©2011 Jonesin’ Crosswords editor@jonesincrosswords.com)

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PUBLIC NOTICES 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 CAMERON Z GRIGGS, AND KATHLEEN M GRIGGS, AS JOINT TENANTS AND NOT AS TENANTS IN COMMON as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to OLD REPUBLIC NATIONAL TITLE CO as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. MIN# 100015700052546252, as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 07/07/2005 and recorded 08/04/2005, in document No. 200519979 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 757 at Page Number 859 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, TO-WIT: A TRACT OF LAND IN N1/2 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST AND SE1/4SW1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., THENCE N. 85 49’ 04” E., 2436.23 FEET TO A POINT IN BUTLER CREEK ROAD AND ON THE NORTHERLY LIMIT OF THAT DEED IN BOOK 212 AT PAGE 468 AND THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S. 35 16’ 43” E., 442.74 FEET; THENCE S. 38 23’ 38” E., 1081.77 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 384.92 FEET; THENCE N. 40 21’ 56” W., 1770.67 FEET TO A POINT ON THE BUTLER CREEK ROAD AND ON THE NORTHERLY LIST OF THAT DEED IN BOOK 212 AT PAGE 68; THENCE N. 40 58’ 12” E., 329.98 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD AND LIMIT TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO CAMERON Z. GRIGGS AND KATHLEEN M. GRIGGS, AS JOINT TENANTS BY DEED FROM CAMERON Z. GRIGGS AND KATHLEEN M. GRIGGS, AS JOINT TENANTS RECORDED 08/13/2004 IN DEED BOOK 737 PAGE 1511, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER OF MISSOULA, COUNTY MONTANA. MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED AS: A TRACT OF LAND IN N1/2 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST AND SE1/4SW1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., THENCE N. 85 DEGREES 49’ 04” E., 2436.23 FEET TO A POINT IN BUTLER CREEK ROAD AND ON THE NORTHERLY LIMIT OF THAT DEED IN BOOK 212 AT PAGE 468 AND THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S. 35 DEGREES 16’ 43” E., 447.74 FEET; THENCE S. 38 DEGREES 23’ 38” E., 1081.77 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 384.92 FEET; THENCE N. 40 DEGREES 21’ 56” W., 1770.67 FEET TO A POINT ON THE BUTLER CREEK ROAD AND ON THE NORTHERLY LIST OF THAT DEED IN BOOK 212 AT PAGE 468; THENCE N. 40 DEGREES 58’ 12” E.,

329.98 FEET ALONG SAID ROAD AND LIMIT TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 306 OF MICRO RECORDS AT PAGE 970. Property Address: 9800 BUTLER CREEK RD, Missoula, MT 59808-9081. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, OF HARBORVIEW 2005-13 TRUST FUND. 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 08/01/2008, 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 $298,586.45 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 4.125% per annum from 08/01/2008 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/16/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0111402 FEI NO. 1006.147970 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 04/02/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which JAMES R JONES as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES (MISSOULA) J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 08/31/2006 and recorded 09/01/2006, in document No. 200622490 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 782 at Page Number 530 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being

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more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 3 IN BLOCK 2 OF VIRGINIA VILLAGE, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN THE CITY OF MISSOULA, MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFIICAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 6 VIRGINIA DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59803-1234. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2006-HE2. 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 12/01/2010, 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 $184,387.24 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 9.40% per annum from 12/01/2010 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/16/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0116624 FEI NO. 1006.147971 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 04/03/2012, 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 ROBERT D MUSCUTT 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 10/09/2006 and recorded

05/06/2008, in document No. 200810219 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 818 at Page Number 595 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, MONTANA, TO-WIT: LOT 21 OF BITTERROOT MEADOWS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 13343 GREEN TREE CT, Lolo, MT 59847-9624. 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 CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-22. 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 $241,919.08 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 8.875% 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: 11/17/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-9840407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 110138432 FEI NO. 1006.147995 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 04/04/2012, at the hour of 11:00 AM, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the interest in the following described real property which the Grantor has or had power to convey at the time of execution by him of the said Trust Deed, together with any interest which the Grantor, his successors in interest acquired after the execution of said Trust Deed, to satisfy the obligations thereby secured and the costs and expenses of sale, including reasonable charge by the trustee, at the following place: on the front steps of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, Missoula, MT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Trust Indenture in which ANTHONY M CERASANI, AN

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UNMARRIED MAN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to CHARLES J PETERSON as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/06/2006 and recorded 12/12/2006, in document No. 200631786 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 788 at Page Number 1055 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 12 OF BEYER MEADOWS, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 12676 CONESTOGA WAY, Lolo, MT 59847. 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 CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-43CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-43CB. There is a default by the Grantor or other person(s) owing an obligation, the performance of which is secured by said Trust Deed, or by their successor in interest, with respect to provisions therein which authorize sale in the event of default of such provision; the default for which foreclosure is made is Grantor’s failure to pay the monthly installment which became due on 03/01/2009, 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 $387,000.00 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 6.375% per annum from 03/01/2009 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: 11/18/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0141266 FEI NO. 1006.148053 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 04/09/2012, 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 STEVE LLEWELLYN as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to MARK E NOENNIG as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary by Trust Indenture Dated 12/20/2004 and recorded 12/27/2004, in document No. 200435748 in Book/Reel/Volume Number 745 at Page Number 865 in the office of the Clerk and Recorder Missoula County, Montana; being more particularly described as follows: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 4 IN BLOCK 6 OF EL MAR ESTATES PHASE I, A PLATTED SUBDIVISION IN MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA, ACCORDING TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. Property Address: 8540 MOURNING DOVE DRIVE, Missoula, MT 59808. The beneficial interest under said Trust Deed and the obligations secured thereby are presently held by WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WMC2. 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 07/01/2008, 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 $173,106.13 together with interest thereon at the current rate of 10.625% per annum from 06/01/2008 until paid, plus all accrued late charges, escrow advances, attorney fees and costs, and any other sums incurred or advanced by the beneficiary pursuant to the terms and conditions of said Trust Indenture. The Beneficiary anticipates and may disburse such amounts as may be required to preserve and protect the property and for real property taxes that may become due or delinquent, unless such amounts of taxes are paid by the Grantors. If such amounts are paid by the Beneficiary the amounts or taxes will be added to the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. Other expenses to be charges against the proceeds to this sale include the Trustee’s fees and attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of the sale and late charges, if any. Beneficiary has elected, and has directed the Trustee to sell the above described property to satisfy the obligation Dated: 11/22/2011, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Successor Trustee, 2380 Performance Dr. TX2-984-0407, Richardson, TX 75082 T.S. NO. 11-0021249 FEI NO. 1006.138217 Seeley Lake Refuse District is accepting petitions for persons interested in inclusion into the District for the purpose of obtaining access to the District’s solid waste disposal service. Once approved by the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County, properties will be a part of the District’s rolls for perpetuity. Interested parties should submit a signed / dated petition and Exhibit A to the Seeley Lake Refuse District, PO Box 121, Seeley Lake, MT 59868. The petition must be postmarked by January 3, 2012.

Exhibit A is to include a map, legal description, and the tax identification number of the property. GENERAL AGREEMENT In the course of making this petition request the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County, we do hereby now present and agree as follows: That the description of property which is petitioned for inclusion in Seeley Lake Refuse District which will be assessed to pay the cost and expense thereof, is described in Exhibit “A.” That an initial charge for inclusion will be assessed against the property as described in Exhibit “A” on a prorated basis to be served and that the property upon annexation will be subject to assessment on the same basis as all other property within the Seeley Lake Refuse District. The undersigned constitute the owners and freeholders of the lots and lands described in Exhibit “A”. Unless withdrawn by a request in writing, delivered to the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County prior to action by the Commissioners, annexing the property to the Seeley Lake Refuse District – this petition and the undertakings contained herein shall be binding on petitioners as owners of the property and petitioners successors, heirs and assigns. We further understand that any future petition to withdraw from the District is governed by the applicable Montana Statutes. WHEREFORE, the undersigned hereby petition that the Board of County Commissioners of Missoula County, Montana, order and included the described property within the boundaries of Seeley Lake Refuse District. William P. Driscoll FRANZ & DRISCOLL, PLLP P.O. Box 1155 Helena, MT 596241715 Telephone: 406-442-0005 Fax: 406442-0008 Attorneys for Petitioner, Catholic Social Services of Montana MONTANA FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE PARENTAL RIGHTS TO BABY GIRL M. Cause No. DDA-201150 NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS AND HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO: The unknown birth father of Baby Girl M. who was born on September 12, 2011, in Missoula, Missoula County, Montana. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a petition for the termination of your parental rights to Baby Girl M. has been filed with the Montana First District Court, Lewis and Clark County, 228 Broadway, Helena, Montana 59601. The Court has scheduled a hearing for the determination of your parental rights, starting at 1:45 o’clock p.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Pursuant to Montana Code Annotated Section 42-2605(2), your failure to appear at the hearing will constitute a waiver of your interest in custody of the child, and will result in the Court’s termination of your parental rights. Pursuant to Montana Code Annotated Section 42-2-616(1), if you appear at the scheduled hearing and object to the termination of your parental rights and request custody of the child, the Court will then set deadlines allowing the parties to complete discovery, and will set a hearing on the determination of your rights to the child. DATED this 3rd day of December, 2011. FRANZ & DRISCOLL, PLLP /s/ William P. Driscoll, Attorney for Petitioner

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www.rochelleglasgow.com

Rochelle

Missoula Properties Glasgow Cell:(406) 544-7507 • glasgow@montana.com

5 Bed, 4+ bath, 2 car garage townhome at The Ranch Club. Closest to clubhouse, basement finished. $422,000. MLS# 10007754. Call Anne 5465816 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.

and curbing around the landscaping. Covered deck. 1641 Stoddard, Missoula. $99,500. MLS#20116883. Janet 240-3932 or Robin 240-6503. riceteam@bigsky.net. Montana Preferred Properties. Properties.

RICE TEAM

riceteam@bigsky.net Robin Rice Janet Rice missoularealestate4sale.com 240-6503 240-3932 NEW LISTING • 3 bed, 2 bth, 2 car garage • 3 acres, partially fenced • Plenty of room for entertaining • Low maintenance vinyl siding • $190,000 • MLS# 20117486

NEW LISTING • Well maintained 4 bed, 1.5 bath • Fully fenced back yard, nice deck • Landscaped, trees, shrubs • UG sprinklers in front and back • $239,000 • MLS# 20116816

• 1 acre country living close to town • Double detached garage • Additional living quarters • 3 bed, 2.5 bath, covered deck • $299,900 • MLS#20115937

PRICE REDUCED • 4 Bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage • Large deck over looks yard • Lots of room & basement • New furnace & water heater • $227,000• MLS# 20110384

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