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Jennifer B. Lint
Boatwright Law Office, P.C.
1091 S. First Street
Hamilton, MT  59840
(406) 375-1385
Attorney for Personal Representative
MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY
IN RE THE ESTATE OF PAUL KEVIN KRAATZ, Deceased.
Case No.: DP-12-70
Department No. 2
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 decedent are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.
Claims must either be mailed to Kevin Christopher Kraatz, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, at Boatwright Law Office, 1091 S. First Street, Hamilton, MT  59840, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court.
DATED this 27th day of September, 2012.
/s/ Kevin C. Kraatz, Personal Representative
BS 10-10, 10-17, 10-24-12.

MONTANA TWENTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, RAVALLI COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF W.L. HIGGINBOTHAM, Deceased.
Probate No. DP 12-74
Dept. 2
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 either be mailed to Joyce Higginbotham, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Royce A. McCarty, Jr., P.O. Box 210, Hamilton, Montana 59840, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court.
Dated this 10th day of October, 2012.
/s/ Joyce Higginbotham, Personal Representative
BS 10-17, 10-24, 10-31-12.

122-12   427527
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
TO BE SOLD FOR CASH AT TRUSTEE’S SALE on January 15, 2013, at 10:00 o’clock A.M. at First American Title Company, located at 1438 North 1st Street, Hamilton, MT,  the following described real property situated in Ravalli County, Montana:
THE NW¼NE¼ OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 9 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST, P.M.M., RAVALLI COUNTY, MONTANA.
RECORDING REFERENCE: BOOK 230 OF DEEDS, PAGE 600.
NOW BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS:
Three Parcels of land located in the NW¼NE¼ of Section 22, Township 9 North, Range 19 West, P.M.M., Ravalli County, Montana and being more particularly described as Parcels 1, 2 and 3, Certificate of Survey No. 595607-F
Commonly known as:  Parcel Nos. 1324600, 1324620 & 1324610
Orland L Howard and Lucia Howard, as Grantor(s), conveyed said real property to First American Title Co. of Ravalli County, Inc., as Trustee, to secure an obligation owed to David L Baumann, as Beneficiary, by Deed of Trust/Montana Trust Indenture dated February 9, 2001, and recorded February 12, 2001, as Document No.475183. Grantors interest was later assumed by Cheryl Ann Howard and Gary M Howard  by Assignment of Trust Indenture, recorded April 26, 2005, as Instrument No. 552406.  The beneficial interest is currently held by David L Baumann.  First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., is the Successor Trustee pursuant to a Substitution of Trustee dated August 7, 2012 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of Ravalli County, Montana.
Cheryl Ann Howard and Gary M Howard have defaulted in the performance of said Deed of Trust/Trust Indenture by 1)failing to make the quarterly interest only payment of $2,309.85 due for the 9th day of January 2011and a like sum of $2,309.85 due for the 9th day of each quarter thereafter; 2) failing to comply with p aragraph 4 of said Deed of Trust to pay before delinquent all taxes and assessments, including interest and penalties, affecting said premises and improvements, specifically 2009, 2010 & 2011 taxes are now due and payable, which quarterly installments would have been applied on the principal and interest due on said obligation, and other charges against the property or loan.  As of September 6, 2012 there is due and owing on the loan an unpaid principal balance of $ 74,489.73 and accrued interest in the amount of $7,852.59 for a total amount due of $82,342.32.  Interest accrues on the Note at the rate of 8.5% per annum with a per diem rate of $17.35 after September 6, 2012.    Interest continues to accrue.  All delinquencies are now due together with any late charges, advances to protect the security, and fees and costs associated with this foreclosure.
The Beneficiary anticipates and may disperse 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 obligation 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 in cash at the time of sale.  The conveyance will be made by Trustee’s Deed.  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 publication proclaim ation up to fifteen (15) days for any reason, and in the event of a bankruptcy filing, the sale may be postponed by the Trustee for up to one-hundred twenty (120) days by public proclamation at least every thirty (30) days.
Dated: September 11, 2012
/s/Dalia Martinez
Dalia Martinez, Assistant Secretary for First American Title Company of Montana, Inc., Successor Trustee
c/o Title Financial Specialty Services, P O Box 339, Blackfoot ID 83221-0580
STATE OF IDAHO          )
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County of Bingham        )
On this 11th day of September, 2012, before me, a Notary Public in and for said State, personally appeared Dalia Martinez, known or identified to me to be the Assistant Secretary of the Corporation who executed the instrument on behalf of said Corporation, and acknowledged to me that said Corporation executed the same.
/s/Shannon Gavin
Notary Public State of Idaho
Residing at: Blackfoot, Idaho
Commission Expires: 01/19/2018
BS 10-3, 10-10, 10-17-12.

REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR
STEVENSVILLE AIRPORT
TOWN OF STEVENSVILLE, MONTANA
The Town of Stevensville, Montana is soliciting Statements of Qualifications and Experience from qualified Airport Consulting Firms in preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Stevensville Airport.
The purpose of this solicitation is to select an experienced airport/aviation consultant to prepare an EA to disclose, analyze and assess the environmental impacts of lengthening, widening and reconstructing Runway 12-30, associated electrical and navigational features, safety area, parallel taxiway, and other airfield and airspace features as related to a future runway project that is in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
The EA is to be completed in compliance with:  FAA Order 1050.1E – Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, FAA Order 5050.4B – National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instruction for Airport Actions, along with the FAA’s Environmental Desk Reference for Airport Actions and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
Selection criteria contained in the FAA Advisory Circular 150/5100-14D will be applied in the following order of importance:
• Recent experience in completing similar projects for similar Airports
• Qualifications of Project Manager and key personnel assigned to the project
• Capability of meeting deadlines, schedules and budgets
• Familiarity with, and experience at, Stevensville Airport
• Familiarity with the FAA and the local Airport District Office
• Office and personnel proximity to Stevensville Airport
Statements of Qualifications and Experience shall be limited to ten (10) pages, 11-point font minimum, exclusive of one-page cover letter and one-page resumes.  Upon review of the submitted material, the Town of Stevensville may select a consultant based on the submitted material alone, or reduce the list of applicants for oral presentation.  The Town of Stevensville reserves the right to reject any applicant, which, in the Town’s opinion, does not have adequate qualifications or experience in completing an EA to the requirements of the FAA.  For questions regarding the submittal process, you may contact Mr. Don Misevic – Airport Manager at (406) 777.2006
The successful candidate will be required to comply with 49 CFR Part 26, Participation by Disadvantage Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs.
Proposals shall contain the following information, presented in four sections, in the following order:
• Project Team:  This section shall identify the key members of the project team and describe the project management organization.  The section must identify the availability and expertise of the Project Manager who would be assigned to the EA for the duration of the project.  It should also provide the name and contact information of the Project Manager, through whom all communications will be directed.  For each individual identified in this section, provide the location where that individual will be physically based for the duration of the project.
• Experience:  This section shall describe the experience of the firm’s team and the key team members who have been identified in the Project Team.  Provide a brief description of relevant environmental studies performed within the last five (5) years that were completed to FAA requirements and for Airports of similar nature.
• Project Understanding:  Firms are expected to be familiar with the reasons for the EA.  This section shall describe the firms understanding of the project and the key issues which the firm believes are likely to arise in preparation of the EA.
• Project Approach:  This section shall describe the project management approach to maintain the EA quality and schedule.  It shall indicate the process that will be implemented to maintain awareness and interaction of the team.  This section should identify methodologies and approaches that the firm proposes to use to analyze and resolve environmental issues, scoping, work products, EA schedule, EA hearing(s), and responsibility of project team.
Interested parties should submit six (6) copies of a Statement of Qualifications and Experience in a sealed envelope plainly marked “Statement of Qualifications – Stevensville Airport Environmental Assessment” by 3:00 P.M., Friday November 2, 2012 to:
Town of Stevensville
Gene Mim Mack – Mayor
PO Box 30
Stevensville, MT 59870
(406) 777.5271
/s/ Gene Mim Mack
Mayor – Town of Stevensville
BS 10-17, 10-24, 10-31-12.

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