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Legals April 7, 2017

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C. Mark Hash Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP Attorneys at Law 136 1st Ave. W., P. O. Box 1178 Kalispell, MT 59903-1178 (406) 755-6919 Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF Francis M. Sichting Deceased Cause No. DP-17-27 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representa-tive 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 be either mailed to Roberta Sichting the Personal Representative, by certified mail, return receipt requested, c/o Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP, Attorneys at Law, P.O. Box 1178, Kalispell, Montana 59903-1178, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED April 5, 2017. s/Roberta Sichting Personal Representative Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/ C Mark Hash Published In The Western News Arpil 7, 14, 21, 2017 MNAXLP

C. Mark Hash Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP Attorneys at Law 136 1st Ave. W., P. O. Box 1178 Kalispell, MT 59903-1178 (406) 755-6919 Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF Joel A. Rucker, Jr. Deceased Cause No. DP-17-26 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representa-tive 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 be either mailed to Renee R. Rucker,the Personal Representative, by certified mail, return receipt requested, c/o Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP, Attorneys at Law, P.O. Box 1178, Kalispell, Montana 59903-1178, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED April 5, 2017. s/Renee R. Rucker Personal Representative Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/ C Mark Hash Published In The Western News April 7, 14, 21, 2017 MNAXLP

SECTION 00100 INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed bids for the construction of the LCPA Rail Rehabilitation Project will be received by the Lincoln County Port Authority at 60 Port Blvd. T-3, Libby, MT 59923 until 03:30 pm local time on April 14, 2017, and then publicly opened and read aloud. The project consists of: 1. Installation of a new 3,100- foot-long lead track and a new 1,000-foot industrial siding/storage track off the proposed lead track. 2. Construction of three (3) no. 9 turnouts and the installation of eleven (11) concrete crossing panels. 3. Excavation and grading of the subgrade for the railroad beds, access roads, drainage ditches, etc. 4. Construction of the proposed geotextile, subballast and ballast sections to support the new rail installation. 5. Construction of a 13' wide x 3,100' long gravel access road adjacent to the proposed lead and siding tracks. 6. Removal and salvage of the existing ties and rail necessary for the new rail installation and continued operation of the existing railroads. 7. Removal of trees, vegetation, fencing, pavement and miscellaneous items required for the construction and installation of the aforementioned items. 8. Surface restoration of all disturbed areas, consisting of asphalt concrete paving, gravel surfacing and seeding. 9. Installation of permanent and temporary traffic control devices, signage and striping and ongoing implementation of the traffic control plan to ensure the contractor's and the public's safety throughout the duration of the project. The contract documents consisting of Drawings and Project Manual may be examined at the office(s) of: Lincoln County Port Authority 60 Port Boulevard T-3 Libby, MT 59923 Phone: 406.293.8406 Northwest Montana Plans Exchange 2303 US Highway 2 East Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone: 406.755.5888 In addition, the Drawings and Project Manual may be examined or obtained at KLJ, 1830 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT 59901 in accordance with Article 2.01 of the Instruction for Bidders. A paper set of project documents is available for a non-refundable price of $105 per set. Contact Andy Evensen with KLJ in writing at andy.evensen@kljeng.com with any technical questions, concerns or comments. Digital copy of the bid documents may also be obtained at www.questcdn.com. Interested parties may download the digital bid documents for $32 by inputting Quest Project #4870238 on the website's Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at (952) 233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Bidders must obtain bid documents from the ENGINEER or through QuestCDN, and must be shown on the plan holders list, to be considered a responsive Bidder. There will be an optional Pre-Bid Conference in the CDM Building @ 60 Port Boulevard, Libby, MT, at 10:00 am on March 29, 2017. Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend. Contractors and any of the Contractor's subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 406-444-7734. All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractor or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as required by the Davis Bacon Wage Act. 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 the Lincoln County Port Authority in an amount not less than five percent (5%) 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. The work under this contract is to be completed within the time schedule indicated, and liquidated damages may be assessed, as shown, for each consecutive calendar day thereafter as provided in the following schedule: Base Bid Schedule 110 calendar days for substantial completion 10 calendar days for final completion Bid Schedule A No additional time allowed Liquidated damages shall be assessed in the amount of $1500 per calendar day for every calendar day beyond the scheduled calendar days indicated on the contract. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids as identified in this Invitation to Bid. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid consisting of the Base Bid plus Bid Schedule A. The Lincoln County Port Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Published at Libby, Montana, this 24th day of March, 2017. Tina Oliphant Executive Director Published In The Western News March 24, 31, April 7, 2017 MNAXLP

After Recording Return To: Title Financial Specialty Services Attention: Foreclosure Department P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE'S SALE on July 17, 2017, at 02:00 PM at the North Steps of the Lincoln County Courthouse located at 512 California Avenue in Libby, MT 59923, the following described real property situated in Lincoln County, Montana: Lots 1 and 2, Block 11, Lukens Addition, according to the plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Lincoln County, Montana. JAMES HEGBLOOM, as Grantor, conveyed said real property to Lincoln County Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mann Mortgage LLC, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust on July 7, 2009, and recorded on July 9, 2009 as Book 326 Page 712 under Document No. 220192. The beneficial interest is currently held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. First American Title Company Of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Lincoln County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments beginning July 1, 2013, 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 February 28, 2017 is $111,057.61 principal, interest totaling $23,946.75 escrow advances of $7,319.21, and other fees and expenses advanced of $5,871.50, plus accruing interest, 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: March 2, 2017 Kaitlin Ann Gotch Assistant Secretary, FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF MONTANA, INC. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services PO Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ) ) ss. County of Bingham ) On this 2nd day of March, 2017, before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Kaitlin Ann Gotch, 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. Rae Albert Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 9-6-2022 J P Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. vs HEGBLOOM 101771-2 Published In The Western News March 24, 31, April 7, 2017 MNAXLP

After Recording Return To: Title Financial Specialty Services Attention: Foreclosure Department P.O. Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE'S SALE on July 31, 2017, at 11:00 AM at the North Steps of the Lincoln County Courthouse located at 512 California Avenue in Libby, MT 59923, the following described real property situated in Lincoln County, Montana: Lot 9, Block 4, Woodway Park First Addition, according to the plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder, Lincoln County, Montana Karen D. Joy and Craig A. Joy, as Grantors, conveyed said real property to William T. Stevens, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Thrivent Financial Bank, as Beneficiary by Deed of Trust dated on April 8, 2008 and recorded on April 14, 2008 in Book 318 Page 641 under Document No. 210678. The beneficial interest is currently held by Thrivent Federal Credit Union. 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 Lincoln County, Montana. The beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust by failing to make the monthly payments beginning July 1, 2015, 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 January 31, 2017 is $75,174.77 principal, interest totaling $8,138.42 late charges in the amount of $184.31, escrow advances of $2,579.12, and other fees and expenses advanced of $2,947.50, plus accruing interest, 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: March 17, 2017 Kaitlin Ann Gotch Assistant Secretary, First American Title Company of Montana, Inc. Successor Trustee Title Financial Specialty Services PO Box 339 Blackfoot ID 83221 STATE OF Idaho ) ) ss. County of Bingham ) On this 17 day of March, 2017 before me, a notary public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Kaitlin Ann Gotch, 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. Rae Albert Notary Public Bingham County, Idaho Commission expires: 9-6-2022 DMI vs JOY 100802-1 Published In The Western News April 7, 14, 21, 2017 MNAXLP

Cancellation of Election Notice Whereas, the number of nomination petitions equal the number of Trustee positions, Kevin Thurston has been elected by acclamation for a 3-year term. Therefore, the District's May 2nd, 2017 election has hereby been cancelled. Peggy Harrell, District Clerk McCormick School District #15 Published In The Western News April 7, 2017 MNAXLP

Notice of Trustee Election Cancellation WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of Yaak School District No. 24, Lincoln County, Montana, have a nominating petition equal to the position to be elected and have received no "Intent To Be a Write-In Candidate" by the date required in Section 13-10-211, MCA, THEREFORE, the regularly called for Trustee Election will not be held and the necessary thirty (30) day Notice of Cancellation of Trustee Election has been made. BE IT RESOLVED, that the following Trustee Candidate has been duly elected by Acclamation. Bonnie Ann Tomes-Surrell is elected for a three (3) year term. Dated April 3, 2017 Diane Downey, Clerk School District 24 Published In The Western News April 7, 2017 MNAXLP