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Legals November 15, 2019

| November 15, 2019 4:10 AM

Montana Nineteenth Judicial District Court Lincoln County In the Matter of the Name Change of Brenda Orr Brenda Orr, Petitioner. Cause No. DV-19-210 Notice of Hearing on Name Change This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Brenda Lee Orr to Brenda Lee Lyle. The hearing will be on December 9, 2019 at 11am. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Lincoln County. Dated this 28th day of October, 2019. s/s Tricia Brooks Clerk of The District Court By: s/s Kelsi Chambers Deputy Clerk of Court Published In The Western News November 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE To be sold for cash at a Trustee's Sale on March 16, 2020, at 02:00 PM outside the North door steps at the Lincoln County Courthouse located at 512 California Avenue, Libby, MT 59923, the following described real property situated in Lincoln County, State of Montana: Lot 1B of the Amended Lot 1 ELKHAVEN SUBDIVISION, located in the SW1/4, Section 22, Township 37 North, Range 31 West, P.M.M., Lincoln County, Montana. According to the map or plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder, Lincoln County, Montana. Plat #6472. More commonly known as 283 Elkhaven Road, Troy, MT 59935. Thomas O. Cobler, as Grantor, conveyed said real property to First American Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for CMG Mortgage, Inc. dba CMG Financial, its successors and assigns , by Deed of Trust on April 27, 2018, and filed for record in the records of the County Clerk and Recorder in Lincoln County, State of Montana, on April 30, 2018 as Instrument No. 273932, in Book 371, at Page 974, of Official Records. The Deed of Trust was assigned for value as follows: Assignee: Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC Assignment Dated: April 25, 2019 Assignment Recorded: April 25, 2019 Assignment Recording Information: as Instrument No. 279265, in Book 376, at Page 741, All in the records of the County Clerk and Recorder for Lincoln County, Montana Brian J. Porter is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee recorded in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Lincoln County, State of Montana, on June 6, 2019 as Instrument No. 279894, in Book 377, at Page 316, of Official Records. The Beneficiary has declared a default in the terms of said Deed of Trust due to Grantor's failure to make monthly payments beginning January 1, 2019, 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. By reason of said default, the Beneficiary has declared all sums owing on the obligation secured by said Trust Deed immediately due and payable. The total amount due on this obligation is the principal sum of $164,429.92, interest in the sum of $7,246.35, escrow advances of $1,884.41, other amounts due and payable in the amount of $2,849.73 for a total amount owing of $176,410.41, plus accruing interest, late charges, and other fees and costs that may be incurred or 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 Grantor. 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, has the right, at any time prior to the Trustee's Sale, to 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 by curing any other default complained of herein that is capable of being cured by tendering the performance required under the obligation or to cure the default, by paying all costs and expenses actually incurred in enforcing the obligation and Deed of Trust with Successor Trustee's and attorney's fees. In the event that all defaults are cured the foreclosure will be dismissed and the foreclosure sale will be canceled. The scheduled Trustee's Sale may be postponed by public proclamation up to 15 days for any reason. 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Successor Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Dated this 31st day of October, 2019. Brian J. Porter, Substitute Trustee 376 East 400 South, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Telephone: 801-355-2886 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8AM-5PM (MST) File No. 55391 Published In The Western News November 15, 22, & 29, 2019. 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 The Matter of The Estate of Robert H. Westfall, Deceased Cause No. DP-19-85 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 be either mailed to Robby A. Westfall, 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 DATED November 7, 2019. s/ Robby A. Westfall Personal Representative Personal Representative's Attorneys Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/ C Mark Hash Published In The Western News November 15, 22 & 29, 2019. MNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF 2019 REAL PROPERTY AND MOBILE HOME TAXES DUE All 2019 real property tax bills in Lincoln County have been mailed. Please check your bills over carefully. When making payments please remit your stubs; for inquiries please provide your tax payer number from your statement. If you have not received your tax statement, please contact the Lincoln County Treasurer's office immediately at 406-283-2402. The first half of the 2019 real property taxes levied and assessed will be due and payable before 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2019. Unless the first half is paid by this date, the amount payable is delinquent and draws interest at the rate of 5/6 of 1% a month from the time of delinquency until paid and 2% will be added to the delinquent taxes as a penalty (MCA 15-16-101). The second half of all Lincoln County mobile home taxes is due and payable by 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2019. Unless the second half is paid by this date, the amount payable is delinquent and draws interest at the rate of 5/6 of 1% a month from the time of delinquency until paid and 2% will be added to the delinquent taxes as a penalty (MCA 15-24-202). Payments may be made in person or mailed to the Lincoln County Treasurer, 512 California Avenue, Libby, MT 59923. Over the counter credit card payments may be made using Visa, Master Card and Discover. A fee of 1.995% plus $1.25 per transaction is charged. If you wish to make on-line payments using a credit card please call 1-800-272-9829 or log on to and enter jurisdiction code #3612. A 3% fee is charged when using this service. Tax information is now available online at Sedaris Carlberg Lincoln County Treasurer Published in The Western News on Nov. 15, 22, 2019 MNAXLP

Jason J. Henderson MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM 38 2nd Avenue E Dickinson, ND 59601 Phone 701-227-1841 Fax 701-225-6878 Attorney For Plaintiff MT Bar #11414 MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY Branch Banking and Trust Company, Plaintiff, vs. Rebecca Stobie; Harold Wise; Mary Wise; All persons known or unknown claiming an interest to the property, Defendants. Cause No. DV-19-177 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MONTANA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT, ALL PERSONS KNOWN OR UNKNOWN CLAIMING AN INTEREST TO THE PROPERTY: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of this Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your Answer and serve a copy thereof upon the Plaintiff's attorney within twenty-one (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 Complaint. This action relates to a declaratory judgment for easement, and the foreclosure of a Deed of Trust upon the following described real property in the County of Lincoln, State of Montana: That part of the West 125 feet of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 31 North, Range 31 West, P.M.M., Lincoln County, Montana, lying north and west of U.S.F.S. Road as the same now transversxes said subdivision. Plat No. 1680. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court, this 15 day of October, 2019. (SEAL OF THE COURT) Clerk of the District Court Tricia Brooks /s/ Jen Brown, Deputy Clerk Dated this 7th day of October, 2019. Jason J. Henderson MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM 38 2nd Ave E Dickinson, ND 58601 Phone: 701-227-1841 Fax: 701-225-6878 Attorney for the Plaintiff MT Bar #11414 By /s/ Jason J. Henderson, Attorney THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. NOTICE Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you are advised that unless you dispute the validity of the foregoing debt or any portion thereof within thirty days after receipt of this letter, we will assume the debt to be valid. On the other hand, if the debt or any portion thereof is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt and will mail you a copy of such verification. You are also advised that upon your request within the thirty day period, we will provide you with the name and address of your original creditor, if different from the creditor referred to in this Notice. We are attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published In The Western News November 1, 8, and 15, 2019. MNAXLP

Service Date November 12, 2019 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF MONTANA IN THE MATTER OF the Joint Application of Northwest Fiber, LLC, and Frontier Communications Corporation for an Order Approving the Transfer of Control of Citizens Telecommunications Company of Montana to Northwest Fiber, LLC REGULATORY DIVISION DOCKET NO. 2019.06.039 (D2019.6.39) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On June 28, 2019, Northwest Fiber, LLC ("Northwest Fiber") and Frontier Communications Corporation ("Frontier") filed with the Montana Public Service Commission ("Commission") a Joint Application for Approval of Transfer of Control ("Application") regarding a proposed sale and transfer of Citizens Telecommunications Company of Montana from Frontier to Northwest Fiber ("Transaction"). In their Application, Northwest Fiber and Frontier requested that the Commission either decline to assert jurisdiction over the Transaction or, in the alternative, approve the Transaction as being consistent with the public interest. Northwest Fiber is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Fiber Holdco ("NWF Holdco"), a Delaware limited liability company. Frontier is a publicly traded corporation providing communications services to communities in 29 states. Citizens is a Delaware corporation which is an Incumbent Local Exchange Company (ILEC") which is wholly-owned directly, or through an intermediate holding company, by Frontier. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Commission will conduct a public hearing on this Application. The public hearing will commence on December 11, 2019, at 9:00 am, at the Libby City Hall, City Council Chambers Room, located at 952 E. Spruce Street, Libby, MT 59923. The hearing will continue from day to day, as necessary. The Commission's jurisdiction over this matter is provided in Title 69 of the Montana Code Annotated, specifically Mont. Code Ann. ยงยง 69-3-102, -103, and -201. The hearing is for the purpose of receiving evidence (testimony and exhibits) addressing the Application. Testimony submitted at the hearing is subject to cross-examination. The Application is publicly available at the following locations: the Commission's business office, 1701 Prospect Avenue, Helena, MT 59601; online at the Commission's website (; at the office of the Montana Consumer Counsel, 111 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1B, Helena, MT 59620; the Montana attorney of record for Northwest Fiber, Monica Tranel, 202 W. Spruce Street, Missoula, MT 59802; and Frontier's attorney of record Dennis Lopach, 1711 Schilling Street, Unit B, Missoula, MT 59801. Anyone needing accommodation for a physical, hearing, or sight impairment in order to attend or participate in the hearing should contact the Commission at (406) 444-6170 at least one week prior to the hearing. The Commission will make every effort to assist in accommodations for individual impairments. DONE AND DATED this 12th day of November, 2019. BY THE MONTANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION BRAD JOHNSON Chairman BOB LAKE Vice Chairman ROGER KOOPMAN Commissioner TONY O'DONNELL Commissioner RANDALL PINOCCI Commissioner Published In The Western News November 15, 2019. MNAXLP