Read About: Suicide Awareness ~ Malta Theatre Reopens After Hiatus ~ Purple Heart Medal Awarded to Montana Native ~ Hunter Education Classes for 2020 Season ~ Havre’s Modified Festival Days This Weekend ~ Shelter Volunteers Help Animals Find Homes and Help People Feel Good ~ Blaine County Cruisers COVID Car Show ~ Bike Ride for Diabetes Scheduled ~ Final PCMS Race Weekend is a Go ~ Eviction Moratorium Extended, Renters May Still Face Penalties ~ Kayak with Mussels Stopped in Nashua ~ Eviction Moratorium Extended, Renters May Still Face Penalties.

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Malta Theatre Reopens After Hiatus

Angel Kent, Manager of the Villa Theatre in downtown Malta, announced that the historic movie house will reopen on Friday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. The first movie after a very long wait will be “Wonder Woman 1984” with shows scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. evening-only show on Sundays.

The concession stand will be open, and the friendly staff at the Villa look forward to seeing a nice crowd of show-goers next month. A full house for this show will mean they can get more movies later for the fall and holiday season.

Management is available at 344-3276 or by e-mail at villa theatre. malta2019@gmail.com. Theatre hours are Monday through Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Purple Heart Medal Awarded to Montana Native

Sergeant 1st Class Moe Mayhew of the Delta Company 1-189th GSAB (General Support Aviation Battalion) Vigilante Javelin received the Purple Heart Medal on Monday, August 31, 2020. Mayhew is a 2007 graduate of Nashua, Montana High School. He received the award following an incident that occurred March 14, 2020, at Camp Taji, Iraq, where he was propelled into a concrete wall following a rocket detonation just a few feet from him. Thank you for your service, Sergeant 1st Class Moe Mayhew!

Hunter Education Classes for 2020 Season

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is offering online hunter and bowhunter education courses this year in response to social distancing requirements and restrictions on group gatherings related to COVID-19. At this time, students between the ages of 10 and 11 (under 12 before Jan. 16, 2021) will not have an option for an online class, but those students can hunt as an apprentice this year. To learn more how to sign up for the hunter apprentice program, call 444-9947 or 431-0539. There will be online courses available for adults and students over age 12. For hunter education, visit https://www.hunter-ed.com/montana/ and for bowhunter education, visit https://www.bowhunter-ed.com/montana/

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

Sept. 14-17: Virtual Statewide Homebuyer Education Class. Four sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required and seats are limited. Cost is $35. For more information, please call 604-4540 or send an email to Logan at lsmith@nwmt.org

Sept. 19: Havre’s Holiday Festival Craft and Vendor Fair at Holiday Village Mall from 10-6. Call 400-2790 for more information.

Sept 19& 20: Phillips County Motor Sports events for novice and seasoned racers. Saturday Last Points Race and Added Purse; Sunday Iron Man Race. Call 654-2409 or visit www.pcmotorsports.org for details.

Sept. 20: NAMI Montana invites YOU to join the NAMIWalks Your Way Montana Virtual Event Sunday at 8 a.m. For more information, call Matt at 406-443-7871 or send him an email at matt@namimt.org

Sept. 22: @ 9 a.m.: Desktop Quickbooks Class sponsored by Great Northern Development Corporation. This workshop will be at Glasgow, but there will be others throughout the state. Contact Shandy at 653-2590 x203 or sbdc@gndc.org for information. Cost is $15, which includes lunch. To register online, go to https://mtsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/4567

Oct 1: @ 7 p.m. Volunteer Meeting for Bear Paw Winter Sports at Bear Paw Ski Bowl. Call 395-4040 or email bearpawskibowl@yahoo.com for information.

Oct 3: Hays Amateur Boxing Club Drawing will be held for three fantastic prizes! 1st place: Ruger 6.5 Creedmor w/ 4×12 Vortex scope, 2nd place: Buffalo Hunt on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, 3rd place: $300 Tattoo Gift Card from Billings’ Rise Again Tattoo. Tickets are $25 for 1 or 3 for $50. Thank you for supporting our youth boxers who will be traveling to the Suger Bert National Qualifiers. Call 406-606-8073 for tickets!

Oct. 3: 3:00 p.m.: Rocktober! A KNMC webstream Rocktacular! For more information, check out the KNMC Facebook page or e-mail martensdk@yahoo.com for details.

Oct 3: At 6 amMilk River Brew and Q with a Fun Run at Milk River Pavilion in Malta. See the Trafton Park Arena Committee Event Page on Facebook for information.

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

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. 30: Tues. 8:30 a.m.: Rise and Restore Small Business Summit at Sidney. Registration available at bit.ly/riserestore 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.

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 https://aa-montana.org/index.php?city=Area%2040

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.

Havre’s Modified Festival Days This Weekend

This year, the Havre Festival Days weekend, typically held the third full weekend of September and sponsored each year by the Havre Chamber of Commerce, will look slightly different due to limitations in place for Covid. Most noticably missing is the annual parade. However, the Chamber is determined to hold an alternative event to carry on the tradition of Festival Days, so has voted to hold a Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, September 19, starting at 10 a.m., at the Holiday Village Mall to include crafters, vendors, food, drinks, and fun for the entire family.

Everyone is welcome and there is still time to get signed up. Sign up forms are available at the Havre Chamber office at 130 5th Ave., calling 265-4383 or by messaging the Holiday Village Mall through their website www.havrechamber.com.

This is a great opportunity to get a head start on holiday shopping and enjoy a weekend out in Havre before winter sets in. Many regular and new vendors will be present to show off their wares, new styles, and old favorites.

The Show will take place one day only from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Social distancing guidelines will be in place.

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.

How to make goals and resolutions become reality

Adrienne and her fiancé are having trouble saving up for a $1,000 beginner emergency fund. With a little digging, Dave discovers the root of the problem.

First, your finances should be separate until you’re married. There’s shouldn’t be a “we” in terms of money at this point. You can always run a single budget to look at and prepare for after you’re married, but right now he shouldn’t be paying your bills and you shouldn’t be paying his bills.

The biggest problem is that he’s making no money. He needs to get a better job. He can’t pay his bills, and in the process, he’s sucking you dry. He needs to make a serious career shift soon—like now! In the meantime, this guy needs to take on two or three part-time jobs until he gets that career shifted.

It’s not really a budgeting problem you’re looking at. It’s an income issue.

Shelter Volunteers Help Animals Find Homes and Help People Feel Good

Since March, most individuals have had their regular routines vastly interrupted by the increased restrictions on travel and social gatherings in order to mitigate the contagions that cause COVID-19. Individuals who relied on the usual social occasions to round out recovery programs and healthy lifestyle choices are feeling the loss of missing out on these opportunities, but some people are finding new ways to find fulfillment by volunteering with organizations they may not have normally considered spending their time with until now.

One area organization that is actively recruiting volunteers is PAWS of Chinook. The animal shelter has a unique program to prepare once-abandoned and unwanted pets with their forever home, which includes standard veterinary treatment to vaccinate, sterilize, deworm, and microchip each adoptable pet; however, there is also the patient process to evaluate and implement each animal’s social skills to prepare them for the best family fit possible.

What does volunteering at an animal shelter have to do with socialization? A whole lot, according to Alissa Hewitt, PAWS director and lifelong shelter advocate, who has recently started promoting an on-going call for PAWS volunteers through their social media accounts. Alissa can tell you firsthand that volunteering with animals after the loss of her own beloved canine-companion and family member just a few years ago has made all of the difference in the world for her to work through the grieving process and do something to help others at the same time.

Since PAWS makes sure that the owner and the pet match will be just right, volunteers help with this piece of the adoption puzzle by spending time gauging a shelter pet’s adopt-ability and interacting with them over the course of their stay to have them “family-ready” by adoption time.

The blog, “Project Pawsitivity” by Chris Ventura lists helping pets in shelters as the number one way volunteering at places like PAWS “helps improve their lives and chances of getting adopted since [volunteers] are helping to keep them socialized and allowing them not to go stir crazy.” Ventura mentions other positive benefits of shelter volunteering like giving back to your community and gaining job skills that can lead to a job working with animals or, at the very least, pad your resume with skills working with the public that can enhance marketability and confidence when seeking employment.

Working with animals is not limited to PAWS of Chinook. In fact, there are animal rescue non-profits and shelters across the Hi-Line that are always looking for an extra pair of hands to pet and pick up after four-legged guests while they await their forever homes.

For more information about volunteering with PAWS, call 357- 3316, or email pawsofchinook@gmail.com. To read the full blog by Chris Ventura and to learn more about the benefits of volunteering at animal shelters, visit https://www.sittingforacause.com/blog/
Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau at 406-444-2440.

A Battle Worth Fighting

September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. It’s also Baby Safety Month, Better Breakfast Month, Nation- al Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, National Cholesterol Education Month, and World Alzheimer’s Month –it’s even National Chick- en Month — to name only a handful of September’s designations. So how does a message as vital as Suicide Prevention keep from getting lost in such a long list of other important month-long observances?

Unfortunately, it’s safe to assume that most people today have been affected by suicide. Most probably have lost someone – maybe more than one someone – to it. There’s likely been a dark time in nearly everyone’s life that seemed impossible to crawl out of. Some have been able to win that battle, while many are still fighting. For others still, it is a lifelong struggle due to clinical conditions that may or may not be diagnosed and treated. Then we throw the challenges of a global pandemic into the mix, and the factors that degrade mental health multiply by immeasurable amounts for which we may not know the exact result of for years to come. These certainly are uncertain times.

Therefore, the message embodied in Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, in light of the fact that so very many people are feeling the effects of a breakdown in what can be considered “normal life” even before a pandemic occurred, seems to rise near the top of the list for not just September, but every month of the year.

The wild card in this challenge is that time and again, human nature with all its loving compassion, endless bravery, ferocious de- termination, grit and heart, rises to the occasion to help a fellow man when he’s down. This is no less true in the battle for the preservation of mental health in our region. There exist local individuals and organizations who take up arms in the fight daily to help people they may not know personally, because they believe in the sanctity of life for every single person.

The resources and organizations in place today are thanks to the efforts of these warriors. The volunteers, nurses, doctors, hotlines, agency directors, and just average people who care from all walks of life, give selflessly of their time, money, and love, sometimes at the expense of their own mental health, to help prevent even one more loss. The battlefield is broad, the visibility is limited but improving daily, and the time frame is unknown. No matter where a person finds themselves in this picture, it’s important to take part–either to reach out and use the resources that are available, because the pain of not doing so affects everyone; or to step into the fray by becoming armed with knowledge and tools, in order to identify the signs and under- stand how to help someone, maybe someone close, who is in danger. The battle is worth fighting, and it can be won.

by: Tricia Kimmel

Download these coloring pages to participate in the 5th Annual Suicide Awareness Coloring Contest!

Ranching For Profit Blog – Dallas Mount, CEO

Healthy Land, Happy Families and Profitable Businesses
www.ranchingforprofit.com

Managing For What You Want

In Cash Flow Quadrant, Robert Kiyosaki explains that there are four ways to make money. You can be an employee (E), working for someone else for a salary. Alternatively, you can be self-employed (S), a business owner (B) or an investor (I). If you compare the E and S quadrants to the B and I quadrants, you’ll find some important differences.

E’s and S’s have jobs. E’s work for someone else. S’s work for themselves. Either way, they work for their money. When they don’t show up to work in the business, work doesn’t get done. In contrast, B’s and I’s don’t need to show up to work every day. In fact, Kiyosaki says that a good test to determine if you are an S or a B is to ask, “Can I leave?” If you are a B you can leave for extended periods without impacting the operation or your income. If you are an S, you can’t.

There’s another good test that will tell you if someone is an E or S versus a B or I. Ask them what they want. If someone is an E or an S they are likely to tell you what they don’t want. “I don’t want debt.” “I don’t want conflict.” “I don’t want weeds.” E’s and S’s expend a lot of energy trying to keep bad things from happening.

Ask a B or an I what they want and they will tell you. “I’m trying to create…” “I want to provide…” “Within 5 years I want to have…” Most of their energy is focused on creating a positive outcome. Of course, working through problems and challenges is part of running every business, but there is a long-term positive vision of the future that drives business owners.

Focusing on the negative can be motivating. It’s fight or flight. But whether fleeing or facing the thing that’s attacking us, focusing on the negative is expensive, exhausting and demoralizing.

I’ve found that instead of running away from the bad, running towards a dream tends to enrich us financially and spiritually. Of course, we need to know that the dream is economically and financially viable. (The processes we teach in the Ranching For Profit School can help you vet your vision to determine if it is a dream or a nightmare.)

Managing for what you want is a more powerful way to manage. It is a more powerful way to live.

– Dave Pratt

Real Estate Section

Blaine County Cruisers COVID Car Show

The Blaine County Cruisers announced plans to hold a Kick COVID Car Show at the Blaine County Fairgrounds on September 26 at 11 a.m. There will be no registration; cruisers are asked to “just show up and show off your car.”

Later that evening, a drive-in movie will be screened on the back of the grandstand. The public is invited to attend.
A 50/50 drawing will be held to raise money for the club’s community activities and scholarship fund. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a can of food for the local food pantry, if possible.

Enjoying Everyday Life
Joyce Meyer

How God Rewards Our Suffering

I don’t know anyone who gets excited about going through hardship, and yet it’s unavoidable in everyone’s life at some time or other. When trouble comes, a natural response is “Why is this happening?” or “I can’t believe this is happening to ME!”

But the Bible tells us that hard times are actually good for us. James 1:2-3 (AMP) says, “Consider it nothing but joy…whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].” 

These verses are saying that we can learn to go through hard times with joy and hope, knowing God will use them to make us better in the end.

Resist the Urge to Run

When things get tough, our initial reaction is to want to run from the pain and escape the situation, but what we need to do is take a firm stand in our faith and face it. Jesus promises us in John 16:33 that if we will trust Him in the midst of the struggle, we can have peace and confidence that we will overcome it because He is on our side!

Now, we don’t just overcome the problem, but in the process of going through it, God uses the very thing that is causing our pain to develop endurance, patience and perseverance in our soul. This is how we build our faith in God and grow up spiritually.

The Value of Patience and Endurance

The Greek Dictionary says patience is a fruit of the Spirit that grows only under trial. In fact, the word patience comes from the root word hupone, which means “to remain under.”

Patience has to do with being steadfast, disciplined and committed—not running from difficult things, but sticking with them all the way through. It’s about having a good attitude while you’re waiting for your breakthrough or the fulfillment of something you desire.

Patience has a lot to do with endurance. I’ve come up with my own definition of endurance: “to outlast the enemy.” It reminds me not to give up when I’m weary because I never want to give in to the temptations Satan brings my way or let him win the battle.

We all get weary at times and wonder if we’ll ever get our breakthrough when we’ve been fighting the same battles for a long time. But the ones who refuse to give up are the ones who will have a testimony in the end!

The Test of My Quality

In 1 Peter 4:12, we see that painful experiences test the quality of our faith. When our quality is tested, we learn things about ourselves, because we don’t really know what we would do in a tough situation until we’re in it. God allows us to go through hard times to reveal what’s in our hearts. 

I remember a season in my life when I was praying for God to change me and make me more patient, sweet, merciful and loving. He answered my prayer at the grocery store.

I used to be very impatient when it was time to check out at the supermarket, and I somehow managed to pick the slow line every time. I can vividly remember one day when there was a new clerk being trained and everything was taking longer than usual. I was frustrated, and I made sure they knew it! I sighed loudly and mumbled under my breath.

These times at the grocery store were tests meant to develop patience and endurance in my soul. Over time, as I continued to grow in my relationship with God, I began to pass these tests more often. I came to the point where I could wait in the slow line with a good attitude—without opening my mouth or making a sound.

The Reward Always Outweighs the Pain

My example of developing patience at the grocery store may seem trivial compared to the trial you’re facing today. But I want to encourage you to find comfort in the truth that God is with you and He knows exactly what you’re going through. He loves you more than you know, and He has the answers you desperately need.

There have been many times when I’ve walked through devastating pain, and Galatians 6:9 has been an encouragement to me. It says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (NIV).

And God promises in Romans 8:28 that if we will trust Him and keep doing what is right in each situation, He will work it all out for our good. He will take every moment of pain and use it to develop priceless fruit, such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in our soul (Galatians 5:22-23).

That’s more than enough reason to keep going, one day at a time, and to never give up!

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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 www.joycemeyer.org.

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

Bike Ride for Diabetes Scheduled

Rocky Boy’s Agency Diabetes Awareness Bike Ride scheduled for September 17 will focus on raising awareness about diabetes and promoting healthy lifestyle choices. Event coordinator, Terrie Stump, explains that part of of the challenge facing her community, like many across the state, includes limited healthy food options in areas where fresh produce is sometimes limited or not available, as well as lower than healthy levels of physical activity.

Fifty bicycles have been donated to use during the bike ride, which, according to Stump, has made the event possible.

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.

Final PCMS Race Weekend is a Go

After much anticipation, this weekend the Phillips County Race Track in Malta will open for two days of races to wrap up an abbreviated season. Starting on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., September 19th, Test and Tune begins, followed by the last points race with an added purse later in the day. On Sunday, the Iron Man competition occurs for both box and no-box classes. Minimum equipment for racers is a car and a helmet; licensed drivers only, please.

More information is available by calling 654-2409, sending an email to jacy.s@hi-linedragstrp.com, or visiting http://pcmotorsports.org.

600 feet of fun family entertainment is sure to provide spectators and racers a weekend worth waiting for.

Kayak with mussels stopped in Nashua

Montana’s watercraft inspectors intercepted the 27th mussel-fouled vessel for the year.  Last Sunday, vacationers traveling from Michigan to Glacier National Park with a kayak strapped on their van stopped at Nashua inspection station where inspectors found a zebra mussel attached to the kayak’s hull.  The kayak had last been in Michigan’s Lake Cadillac, a known mussel-infested waterbody.  Inspectors thoroughly decontaminated the kayak before sending the vacationers on their way .

The Nashua watercraft inspection station is managed by the McCone Conservation District.

“Our inspectors work hard at their job” said Diane Black, the district administrator.  “We want to protect our water resources from dangerous invasive species and remind everyone to clean, drain and dry their boats.”

Montana has inspected over 115,000 vessels so far this season, far surpassing last year’s total number of inspections.

“Non-motorized boats are at risk of transporting aquatic invasive species” said AIS Bureau Chief Tom Woolf.  “Even boats traveling between waters in Montana can transport invasive snails or weeds.”

  Watercraft owners must stop at ALL open inspection stations. Watercraft coming into Montana from out of state must be inspected prior to launching.  Non-residents bringing watercraft from out of state, both motorized and non-motorized, must purchase a Vessel AIS Prevention Pass before launching on state waters.  The Vessel AIS Prevention Pass is valid until the end of the year and can be purchased at any FWP office or online.

To learn more, go to CleanDrainDryMT.com or call the FWP Aquatic Invasive Species Bureau at 406-444-2440.

Eviction Moratorium Extended, Renters May Still Face Penalties

Earlier this month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) implemented a temporary eviction moratorium on all rental units nationwide, effective through at least the end of this year. According to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) President, Vince Malta, “this order as written will bring chaos to our nation’s critical rental housing sector and put countless property owners out of business.” Malta supports rental assistance for property owners that are mostly “mom-and-pop” investors who are required to meet financial obligations, including property tax liabilities and keeping their properties up to code, regardless of whether they receive income on their rentals.

Under the rental eviction moratorium from September 4, 2020, the order protects from eviction any tenant, lessee, or resident of a residential property who can provide to their landlord documentation that shows hardship due to up to six factors related to financial limitations and lack of assistance due to COVID-19. These factors include failed success after attempting to obtain government assistance for housing, income restrictions, as well as limitations in options to relocate.

According to the Montana Department of Housing, this order, “does not relieve any individual of any obligation to pay rent, make a housing payment, or comply with any other obligation that the individual may have under a tenancy, lease or similar contract. Nothing in the order stops the charging or collecting of fees, penalties or interest as a result of the failure to pay rent or other housing payment on a timely basis.”

The order is meant to achieve mitigation of the spread of the contagions that cause the COVID-19 coronavirus, and failure of landlords to comply with this order may result in criminal charges. However, landlords can still evict tenants for:

*Engaging in criminal activity while on the premises

*Threatening the health or safety of other residents

*Damaging or posing an immediate and significant risk of damage to property

*Violating any applicable building code, health ordinance or similar regulation relating to health and safety

*Violating any other contractual obligation, other than the timely payment of rent or similar housing-related payment, including non-payment or late payment of fees, penalties or interest.

There are several rental and mortgage assistance options available for Montanans who are struggling to make ends meet due to the pandemic, and it is strongly encouraged that these funds are applied for soon to avoid large balloon fees once the order is lifted.

More information about the CDC Order and Governor Bullock’s directive for property owners who provide housing for rent or lease is available at https://housing.mt.gov/News/montana-housing-guidance-on-covid-19 and for tenants or lessees who are struggling there is information available from local housing authorities, real estate agents, or public assistance offices.

Classifieds

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 http://bigskypipeandsupply.com/html/      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

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: Northern Home Essentials in Havre is NOW HIRING! Join their team today as a Sales Associate or Delivery Team Member. Competitive wages, flexible schedules, fantastic work environment are all part of working for this great company. Stop by the store for an application and to apply! 9-I

Help Wanted: The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has short-term opportunities at various positions to work on the 2021 study of U.S. Education. Job assignments begin in late 2020 and last until March 2021. Want to find out more? Visit http://www.WorkNAEP.com and provide your name and email. For more information about West at, visit www.westat.com 9-I

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 http://bigskypipeandsupply.com/html/     7-I:X

Help Wanted: Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line in Havre is hiring today! Call 265-6206 to apply. $11.25, positive work environment, no weekends! 9-I

Help Wanted: Bear Paw Meats Store in Chinook is hiring an entry-level employee. On the job training available! Great business, great wages! Stop in the store today to apply. 9-I

Help Wanted: Art’s Furniture in Malta is looking for 1 delivery person for 2 or 3 hours in the late afternoon Monday thru Friday. Stop in for an application today! 9-I

Help Wanted: Blaine County Sheriff’s Department has an opening for a Dispatcher and an opening for an Administrative Officer. Applications and job descriptions are available on the 3rd floor of the Blaine County Courthouse and by going to www.blainecounty-mt.gov  Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. On Monday, September 14, 2020. 9-I

Help Wanted: Salvation Army in Havre is looking for a part-time cashier. Stop in the store for application. 9-I

For Sale: 1274 BOULEVARD, HAVRE, MT. This great home has nice big kitchen and 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Double car attached garage with a heated and air-conditioned workshop attached to it. Fenced yard, 2 garden sheds. New patio. Price Reduced to $179,000.  Call Becky at Property West, 406-262-3035. 9-I

Hay For Sale: All varieties round/square bales. Trucking available. Located in Northeast Montana. Call 670-6551 or 672-8834 or 794-4452. 9-I

Help Wanted:  Stone Child College job openings: 1- business 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 www.stonechild.edu. 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 Wanted:  Miner’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 northeracresapp@gmail.com. 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:  Mini Rex Rabbits.  2 black females and 1 black male.  They are out of show parents (one broken black doe and black otter buck)  They are great for show or as pets!  Incredibly soft and very sweet!  They are currently 10 weeks old.  Please contact Grace Buck at  399-2993 or 257-2599. 9-I

For Sale:  Beautiful 3,800 acre ranch, end of road privacy with the Judith River and Salt Creek running through the property. Excellent water rights.  Additional BLM & State land. 3 homes, large metal shop, large metal barn, good fencing, fiber optic phone lines, wifi. Landing strip area, excellent hunting. Near Winifred, Montana. If peace & quiet is what you’re looking for, this is the place. You can raise cattle or lease the property to someone who does. Visit our website for more information and photos:  buffaloranchforsale.com 9-I

For Sale:  1994 MIL 26 + 7 Gooseneck trailer.   New tires with 2 spares.  Triple axle, 22.5 GVW.  Comes with tool boxes.  Lots of chains and Boomer.  Sturdy trailer and road worthy.  Asking $4,500.  Trailer can be seen at Fresno Tavern. Contact 945-1640. 9-I

For Sale:  2018 Anderson A700 Feed Mixer.  2 seasons of use.  Right, left and rear discharge.  Tires are 90% or better.  Scale is spot on.  3 sidebars to speed up chopping bales.  Mixes bales in a matter of minutes.  Can throw in chopped hay or straight bales.  900 cu ft with side extensions.   1000 pto.  Walking beam suspension.  Knives sharpened and ready to feed.  Selling to get a bigger mixer.  Asking $48,500.  Call 357-2492 or 399-2962.  Located south of Chinook.  9-I

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