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RCAN Holds 2nd Annual Celebration

The 2nd Annual Hi-Line Heritage event will be held at the Milk River Pavilion in Malta this year on October 17th. The event will showcase families and their heritage by doing ranch-type events during the rodeo and other spectator sports on Saturday. Concessions will be available and dinner, dance, and beer garden occur after 4 p.m. For those who have questions or want to pitch in, please visit the RCAN Facebook page.

Immune System Support for Colds, COVID, and Community Health

Recently, AARP published a series of articles and resources related to coronavirus that focus on boosting the immune system and reducing stress.

Frequent handwashing and sanitizing along with social distancing will be part of the public service announcements through the holidays this year. Along with these superficial prevention measures, experts also encourage boosting immune system function and reducing stress as ways to stay safe from COVID and also steer clear from cold and flu season.

Several healthy habits can be built into a daily schedule to bolster health and keep immune systems running smoothly. Clint Carter’s special report in September’s AARP Bulletin suggests these daily “to- dos” for a higher functioning immune system to beat the regular cold and flu season bugs and blues, but also to prevent stress-related illness that could compromise mental health and increase susceptibility to the contagions that cause the coronavirus.

*Start with a high-fiber breakfast to feed good gut bacteria and keep this line of defense against immune invaders ready.

*Walk briskly for 30-60 minutes daily to reduce stress, lower and regulate blood pressure, and feel physically better all-around for hours afterward.

*Shoot for ten servings of fruits and vegetables daily to get a variety of colored fresh foods to nourish immune function.

*Create peace within and with a relaxation routine at home like yoga, tai chi, or meditation. In one study, after 8 weeks of mindfulness training, participants were protected with a 20% reduction in potentially experiencing respiratory infection as opposed to their non-mindful counterparts.

*Visit friends virtually or outdoors (preferred). Social isolation can increase inflammation throughout the body; use social media to connect with your network and while the weather is still nice plan to take a walk with a buddy.

*Increase omega-3 fatty acids– like the kind found in mackerel, tuna, sardines, and salmon– to increase protection from inflammation, particularly important for older adults.

*Put the phone down three hours before bedtime. Stay away from all screens during the last few hours before you wind down for the day. The blue light from screens compromises our ability to produce melatonin and, in turn, interferes with the quality sleep needed for immune champions.

For more information from AARP, visit coronavirus/

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Things to Know: Free postings for Non-Profit Community Events

Oct 7: 9 a.m., FREE Webinar: Contracting your Goods and Services with the State of Montana. For information or to reserve tickets, call 406- 869-8413 or 406-535-2591. The cost is FREE and the knowledge is GREAT!

Oct 7: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.: Virtual 2020 Soil Summit hosted by Northern Plains Resource Council. For more information and to register visit

Oct 8: MammoBus will be at the Milk River Community Center (formerly Old VFW) in Harlem. For more information, call 399-1577.

Oct 10 – Apr 10: Great Northern FairGrounds in Havre has space available to store summer recreational vehicles indoors. Call 265-7121 for details.

Oct 12-16: Facebook-Online-Silent Auction to support the Northeast Montana Health Services Charitable Foundation page. Bidding starts Monday, October 12th at 9 a.m. and ends on Friday, October 16th at 7 p.m. Visit the Buck$ for Bras Online Event page on Facebook or call the Northeast Montana Health Services Charitable Foundation at 406-768-6148

Oct 13: Day Eagle Hope Project food basket distribution for cancer survivors and their families. Please contact Tescha Ann Hawley at 399-1577 for information, to request a basket or volunteer.

Oct 15, 22, 29: 4 p.m.: Internship Management Virtual Workshop. To register visit

Oct 16: Drawing for Randy Garrett to win a Coat/Hat Rack. Tickets are $10 each, and all money will go to help with this young man’s medical needs. Tickets are sold at Saco Pay-and-Save. The handmade rack was crafted by Cole Monroe. Thank you for helping one of our youth

Oct 17: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. RCAN is hosting the 2nd Annual Hi-Line Heritage Event at the Milk River Pavilion in Malta. Free-will dinner, events, and music.

Oct 23: 9 a.m. “Obesity as a Symptom/Manifestation of Trauma” Featuring Kerrie Wheeler. To register, visit the Obesity as a Symptom/ Manifestation of Trauma Online Event page on Facebook or call the Montana Social Scientists Education Group at 406-214-0029.

Oct 30: Tues. 8:30 a.m.: Rise and Restore Small Business Summit at Sidney. Registration available at with “Early Bird” registration for only $35 before October 1st. Need more details? Visit the Rise and Restore Small Business Summit Event Page on Facebook.

Through October: Saco’s Fall Decor Contest. Freestyle decorating contest sponsored by Saco Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Call or text 301-2034 or 527-7888 to participate. Judging will take place on October 31st.

Nov 7: 10a-4p: 2020 Historical Society/Museum Specialty Fair at Phillips County Museum & H.G. Robinson House along Highway 2 in Malta. Sports are available for $20 (no table) & $30 (with a table). You must pay beforehand to be guaranteed a spot & vendors are asked to stay at the event until 4 p.m. For more information, call 654-1037 or stop by the museum today!

Nov 14 & 15: Tom Knudsen 5th Annual Memorial Pool Tournament at the Mint Bar in Malta. $25 dollar entry fee. Please register by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Pre-tourney Friday, November 13th, sign up at 6 P.M. Call Susan for details at 654-4051 or 654-1621.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings along the Hi-Line:

Chinook: Tuesdays @ 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church
Harlem: Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. at the Library (will resume meeting at Ft. Belknap at a later date)
Harlem: Fridays @ 7 p.m. at the Library (regular meeting time/place)
Hays: Tuesdays @ 7 p.m. at the Eagle Child Health Center
Malta: Mondays @ 12 noon at the Villa Theatre (rear entrance)
Malta: Wednesdays @ 8 p.m. at the Villa Theatre (rear entrance)
Malta: Thursdays @ 12 noon at the Villa Theatre (rear entrance)
Malta: Saturdays @ 4 p.m. at Nick’s House (139 9th Street Southwest)
Malta: Sundays @ 7 p.m. at the Villa Theatre (rear entrance)
Dodson: Mondays @ 8 p.m. at Ron K’s House
Chester: Thursdays @ 7 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
Box Elder: Tuesdays @ 6 p.m. at the Box Elder Catholic Church
Rocky Boy: Wednesdays @ 6 p.m. at the Upper Box Elder Road Big Blue Building next to White Sky Hope Facility
Glasgow and Havre have meetings every day…
Call the Area 40 HOTLINE anytime for support and meeting information at 1-833-800- 8553
or visit

Montana Army National Guard is looking for YOU! For more information contact SGG Bakken at 406-324-5447. There are several financial incentives for joining the guard, but the rewards of serving our State is far greater.

October is Annual Co-Op Month

This year’s theme, “Co-ops Commit: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” spotlights how cooperatives continue to enhance the workplace by creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive places of employment and how they can better meet the needs of local communities excluded from economic participation and advancement. In fact, Co-op month has been celebrated since 1948 when Minnesota became the first state to make an official Co-op Month declaration. The first national Co-op Month was recognized in 1964, when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman made the proclamation to celebrate the first theme, “Cooperatives: USDA Helps Build a Better America.”

For information on the history of Co-op Month, the value of local cooperatives to rural Montanans, and other resources visit

DAVE SAYS: Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, popular national radio personality and the author of three New York Times bestsellers – The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace Revisited and More Than Enough. In them, Ramsey exemplifies his life’s work of teaching others how to be financially responsible, so they can acquire enough wealth to take care of loved ones, live prosperously into old age, and give generously to others.

Get practical when it comes to saving

Dear Dave,

I’m having a hard time saving money. Do you have any practical advice for saving when you have an average income?


Dear Nikki,

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that people only start saving money when they learn healthy money habits—like living on a written, monthly budget—and let their future needs become more important than their current wants. What I’m saying here is it will only happen when you make saving a priority.

Everything doesn’t have to magically line up before you start saving, and there are plenty of easy, practical ways to save money and breathe a little extra air into your finances. The biggest one is by saying goodbye to debt. Monthly payments are the biggest drain I can think of when it comes to saving money, because debt robs you of your income.

Most people are shocked when they realize how much they’re actually spending at the grocery store. It’s easy to walk through the aisles grabbing things on impulse, but it all adds up. Save money on groceries by planning out your meals each week. Here are some other good ideas:

-Buy generic. One of the easiest ways to save money is to give name brands the boot.

-Skip the coffee shop, and make coffee at home.

-Take your lunch to work, and eat breakfast and dinner at home.

-Cut your ties with cable, and try network apps or streaming services.

-Check your insurance rates. You owe it to yourself to have your agent look things over for you, and see what savings they can dig up.

-When buying, pay in cash and ask about discounts. You never know until you ask, and you should always ask.

-Declutter your home, garage, basement or attic. Get rid of things you don’t need and are willing to let go of for the sake of your financial future.

-Lower your cell phone bill by getting rid of extras like costly data plans, phone insurance, and useless warranties. Don’t be afraid to haggle with your provider or switch to another company.

If your goal is to save money, a vacation is just about the worst thing you can do. Finding fun close to home will save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

When it comes to saving, Nikki, how carefully and intentionally you spend can be more important than how much you make!


Ranching For Profit Blog – Dallas Mount, CEO

Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses

Are You A Superhero?

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s an environmental superhero!

If you are using cell grazing you are an environmental superhero. Of course, no one has to know that, while saving the planet, you are also making your own ranch more productive and profitable.

Cell graziers are environmental superheroes because they stop overgrazing by giving plants time to recover after they’ve been grazed. They keep graze periods short to support good animal performance. They use high stock density to improve the uniformity of use in pastures and improve forage quality. They use large herds to create “herd effect” where it is needed. They usually build that big herd by combining smaller herds. Combining herds increases the number of pastures available per herd which keeps graze periods short and increases stock density. They also match the stocking rate (forage demand) to the carrying capacity (forage supply), annually and seasonally.

Cell graziers leave more leaves! They tend not to graze as severely as their neighbors. Whether animals are about to go in a pasture or about to come out, you will always see litter covering the soil surface. In a well-managed cell, litter breaks down and forms new soil. During recovery periods roots grow. When plants are grazed some roots die. During the next recovery period they grow again. Decomposing roots add organic matter to the soil. That organic matter makes the soil more fertile, more resistant to compaction, and increases its ability to absorb and hold moisture. In all but the most severe storms, rain soaks in rather than running off. Because there is very little runoff, and soils are covered with litter, erosion is virtually non-existent. Springs that went dry 50 years ago are flowing again. Species shift. Native perennials that people never saw in the area begin to reappear without seeding. Diversity, fertility and productivity are all on the rise. Herbicides and chemical fertilizers are unnecessary. The impact of drought is less severe. Cell graziers’ ranches are more productive, and their businesses are more profitable.

But that’s not what makes cell graziers environmental superheroes. It’s the benefits beyond their boundary fences that entitle them to superhero status. With less runoff, they are reducing flooding. With improved habitat, wildlife populations are healthier. Most importantly, their grazing practices sequester carbon.

Kermit the Frog said, “It ain’t easy being green.” But Kermit was wrong. When it comes to ranching, being green is less work than conventional ranching. It’s less work because checking one large herd takes less time than checking several smaller herds. Being green produces better results too — a healthier ranch, a healthier life and a healthier bank account! It also makes for a healthier environment for people you’ll never meet. That makes cell graziers, environmental superheroes!

– Dave Pratt

Real Estate Section

Enjoying Everyday Life
Joyce Meyer

Choosing Words to Improve Your Life

I remember when my grandson, who was three years
old at the time, got ahold of a sheet of paper that had pictures of
me on it, and he decorated it with all sorts of colorful stickers. When he came over to my house to surprise me with it, I couldn’t help but notice that in just about every picture, there was a sticker over my mouth. I thought: Well, God, are You trying to tell me something?

It actually made me pay attention to the way I was talking. And that’s something we all should do, because there is no part of us that’s harder to control than the mouth.

The Bible says that no man can tame the tongue (James 3:8). But that doesn’t mean we can never improve the way we speak. We just need to partner with God to bring about the change we want to see.

The words we say are so important because they impact the anointing of the Holy Spirit that is, the power and presence of God—in our lives. The power of God is the most precious thing we have, and it’s something we need to know how to protect.

One of the ways we can hinder God’s anointing is by speaking with a mixture of faith and doubt. When we say a few positive, faith-filled words here, and a few negative, doubtful words there, it weakens God’s anointing on our lives.

If we want to have God’s power working in us and through us each day, then we have to be in agreement with God not just part of the time, but all of the time.

Protecting God’s Power in Your Life
Without the anointing, everything is hard. And that’s not what God wants

for us. Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30 NIV). God will never ask us to do anything without giving us the ability to do it, and He has equipped us with everything we need to live a powerful, victorious life. Acts 1:8 (NIV) says, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;

and you will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth.”
Let’s make this practical. Here are a few ways you can use words to protect God’s anointing on your life:

Don’t judge other people. For example, if you want God’s anointing to be on you for parenting, you need to be careful not to criticize other parents.

Don’t complain. The Israelites wasted forty years murmuring and complaining in the wilderness, when they could have just obeyed God and entered into their Promised Land a lot sooner.

Don’t ask God for someone else’s anointing or to be like them. Embrace the abilities He has given to YOU.

Pay Attention to What You are Saying
Think for a moment how your words could be affecting your life right now.

How do you talk about yourself, your present circumstances and your future? When you talk with your friends, what kinds of things are you talking about?

Ask God to help you form a habit of speaking positive words of faith every day. Words like, “I love my life and I have a great future. I can do whatever I need to do through Christ who strengthens me. And something good is going to happen to me today!”

Even when you’re struggling to believe it, say it anyway. Because your words have the power to change your mind and your attitude when they agree with the truth in God’s Word.

You’ll also find that you have the joy and peace that come through simply believing the promises of God.

Agree with God, Change Your Life!
In Luke 1, God sent the angel Gabriel to tell Zacharias that he and his wife,

Elizabeth, would have a son who would be anointed to be the forerunner of the Messiah.

Zacharias should have been so excited! But rather than believe the good news, he questioned the promise. So God supernaturally shut his mouth until the day his son was born.

If you want to live in the fullness of God’s anointing, fill your mouth with His Word. Don’t just carelessly speak what you think or feel or what other people say. You can have the promises of God fulfilled in your life if you will learn to come into agreement with Him, do what He tells you to do, and say what He says.


For more on this topic, order Joyce’s four-teaching CD series Pursuing What Matters Most. You can also contact us to receive our free magazine, Enjoying Everyday Life, by calling (800) 727-9673 or visiting

Joyce Meyer is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc. She has authored more than 100 books, including Battlefield of the Mind and Unshakeable Trust: Find the Joy of Trusting God at All Times, in All Things (Hachette). She hosts the Enjoying Everyday Life radio and TV programs, which air on hundreds of stations worldwide. For more information, visit Please note: The views and opinions expressed throughout this publication and/or website are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Joyce Meyer Ministries.

BRIC Grant Program Open for Applicants

The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program, as well as the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program applications are now open through December 15th. The BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.

Information is available at Articles/fma-2020bric-2020 or by reaching out to the Montana Disaster and Emergency Services Division (406-324-4777 or, State Continuity and Emergency Management Office (406-444-0100 or, or the State Safety Program Manager (406-444- 7462).

The 10-mile ride will begin at Bear Paw Ski Bowl and end at Eagles Campground. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. the day of the ride. For more information, contact Lindsey Eagleman at 395-1671.

St. Mary’s Diversion Project Moving Forward

The St. Mary diversion repairs continue to move forward with progress on schedule. Drop 2 repairs will be completed after spray concrete work is finished, and the second to the last floor of Drop 5 was completed earlier in September. BOR manager Davies explained that water is being held in anticipation they can operate by the third week in October.

Of course, funding has been a major setback for the repairs to the water diversion system that provides water to municipalities across three counties along the Hi-Line. Jennifer Patrick explains that other municipalities, including Canada’s Sweet Grass and Coutts located in Alberta Province, also are 100% reliant on the Milk River for their water supplies without paying for it. Currently, the breakdown for cost is about 25% for producers who use the water for irrigation and 75% for the federal government. The water from the diversion system is used for recreation, municipalities, production of livestock and agriculture.

In addition to sorting out the funding for the project, there remains a need to address additional repairs that are considered critical, which include the cost to replace the over-a-century-old siphons. According to St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group Co-Chair, Marko Manuoukian, grants may be a resolution to fund the difference of the cost of the repairs and operating expenses. Greg Gianforte has visited the infrastructure project site, and considers the St. Mary Diversion a major infrastructure project that is critical to Hi-Line communities.


FOR SALE: Used oilfield pipe, rods, cable & guard rail. New HDPE pipe. Engineered bridges for pivots, vehicles, walking & ATV. Clips & post caps.  Toll free- 866-683-7299 or 406-453-7299 BIG SKY PIPE AND SUPPLY, Great Falls. Call TODAY and Ask for our free catalog. VISIT US ONLINE      7-I:X

Daily Monday through Friday: Chinook Senior Center has lunch meals available for pick up. $5 for seniors, $6 for others. Cinnamon rolls and other treats available by ordering in advance. Call to find out more or place an order today: 357-2648. 6-I:X

FOR SALE: BARGAIN PRICING on 14 to 100 foot Bridges, 8 to 36 inch I Beams, and 12 to 24-inch pipe. Contact Ed toll free- 866-683-7299 or 406-453-7299 BIG SKY PIPE AND SUPPLY, Great Falls. Call TODAY and Ask for our free catalog. VISIT US ONLINE     7-I:X

Rudyard Community and Gildford Senior Centers have their menus available on the Rudyard Community Facebook page. Call Rudyard Center (355-4240) or the Gildford Center (376-3170) to schedule meals. 6-I:X

For Sale: Savage 6.5 Creedmoor w/ scope, $401.99. Bergara .300 Win. mag. w/ scope, $688.99. Ruger .41 mag. Blackhawk revolver, new model, single action, new-in-box, $634.99. Call 406-403-1804.       8-II:10-I

Help Wanted:  Stone Child College job openings: 1- usiness Instructor (F/T, 9 month contract), 3- Full-Time Child Care providers, and 2- temporary Child Care provider positions. For full job announcements, application, and more, visit 9-II

Help WantedStretch’s Pizza in Malta is looking for part-time and full-time help. Stop in at 140 South First St. East to apply.  9-II

Help WantedHi-Line Meat Packing in Malta is Hiring. Stop by 550 Industry Rd to apply, 654-2697. 9-II

Help WantedMinter’s Club in Zortman is looking for a p/t Cook and Bartender. Visit the restaurant to apply in person. 9-II

Help WantedWestside Self- Service is hiring right now! Visit Katie at the store in Malta for information. 9-II

Help WantedR&G Feeds in Malta is hiring an Elevator Warehouseman. Stop by R&G 515 So. First St. East to apply in person. 9-II

Help WantedEZ-Mart in Harlem is hiring for multiple shifts/positions. Stop by and visit Doug or Jerry to get an application and learn more. You could be the next local celebrity that makes Harlem’s popular convenience store and casino world famous! 9-II

Huge Living Estate Sale:  The accumulation of over 60+ years.  Antiques and collectibles and as-is items.  Too many to list.  Oct. 9, 10 & 11.  9:00 a.m. ’til 5:00 p.m.  Hwy 87 and 4th Ave., Loma, Montana. 9-II

Granny’s Closet in downtown Harlem is open Wed. & Fri. Noon to 4 p.m. @ 62 So. Main Street 9-II

Northern Acres Appraisal Service:  Know what it’s worth!  Call or email Ernest Goettlich, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser at 942-0419 or email 9-II

For Sale: 39890 HWY 2. CHINOOK. A little paradise on the Milk River, approximately 6 acres with a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, with a 3 stall detached garage, that is attached to 38 by 40 insulated shop. The property has access to the Milk river and 4 acres of vested water rights. 2.92 acres is lease ground that will transfer with the sale. $337,000.  Call Becky at Property West, 406-262-3035 9-II

For Sale:  Galion T-500 Road Grader.  New tired.  Make offer.  Call East Malta Colony at 654-4397 for details. 10-I

HAY FOR SALE:  All varieties round/square bales. Trucking available.  Located in Northeast Montana.  Call 670-6551 or 672-8834 or 794-4452. 10-I

For sale: Artwork by Howard Terpning, the foremost painter of Native American related material. See Montana’s largest display of Terpning art at Big Sky Images & Collectibles in the Havre Holiday Village Mall. 406-399-6522. 10-I

For Sale:  1541 2ND STREET. This home offers 2 + 1 non-conforming bedrooms and 2 baths. Newer addition adds an additional bedroom, full bath and family room! Newer roof and siding. Large back yard. Sold as-is. Price Reduced $99,000. CALL CARINA TODAY AT (406)945-0394 10-I

For Sale:  500 T grass/alfalfa hay and 500 T of sainfoin/grass hay.  $90/ton, no rain on any of it.  Call Terry VandenBos, 406-576-5768. 10-I

Position Opening:  Extension Agent – 4-H/Youth Dev. & Family/Consumer Science- Blaine County, Chinook, MT. Full time. Will provide leadership and educational programming in 4-H/Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. For info and to apply: careers. Screening begins October 22, 2020. Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled. 10-I

For Sale6’10” wide × 11’10” long steel trailer, new LED lighting.  $1200 or best offer. Call 390-3387. 10-I

For SaleDelta Truck Tool Box.  $100 or best offer.  For more  information or if you’d like to put in an offer call: 406-399-1668 10-I

For Sale2002 Harley Davidson 883. 2233 miles on it.  Clear titles also comes with small windshield and a sissy bar. $3500 firm.  Call Allen at 406-265-2826. 10-I

For Sale2002 Yamaha Mountain Max 700 Snowmobile.  Runs and drives great.  Will consider trades possibly depending on what  you have to offer.  Contact Brandy Harkins via Facebook. 10-I

For Sale2006 Case/IH MX 210 Tractor.  18 speed power shift. 3 pt/quick attach & electronica  draft control.   4 HYD remotes.  Recent hydraulic work.  $30,000  Contact Lee Morse via Facebook. 10-I

For Sale4 bedroom 3 bath home for sale in Chinook.  Small storage shed & play set in backyard.  Two full city lots.   Asking $225,00.  Contact Tina Alisch via Facebook.  10-I

For Sale: Knapheide Utility Box, 11ft x 8ft. Call Mick at 262-0846 10-I

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