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Legals for May, 18 2023

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Cause No.: DV-23-52  Dept. No.: 2002 Notice of Name Change Montana Twentieth  Judicial District Court, Lake County In the Matter of the Name Change of Emilie Corley  Emilie Corley, Petitioner Notice of Hearing on Name Change  This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from  Emilie Ann Corley to Emilie Ann Davis The hearing will be on 05/25/2023 at 10:00 am. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Lake County. Date: April 20th, 2023. Lyn Fricker, Clerk of District Court By: Mary Rensvold, Deputy Clerk Of Court Published on April 27th, & May 4th, 11th & 18th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Cause No. DV 23-57 Dept No. 2002 Montana 20th Judicial District Court Lake County In the Matter of the Name Change of: JOHN PAUL GRIFFITHS  JOHN PAUL GRIFFITHS, Petitioner. Notice of Hearing  on Name Change  This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from:  JOHN PAUL GRIFFITHS to JOHN PAUL GRIFFITHS II The hearing will be on 06/08/2023 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Lake County.  Date: April 21, 2023  LYN FRICKER  Clerk of District Court  By: Mary Rensvold Published on May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Notice of Upper West Shore Elementary School District #33 General Fund Mill Levy Election, Hand Count of Ballots, Public Test of ExpressVote Voting System, and Counting of Provisional Ballots Notice is hereby given by the Lake County Election Administrator, State of Montana, that the Upper West Shore Elementary School District #33 General Fund Mill Levy Election will be held by mail ballot on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Ballots may be returned by mail or in-person at the Election Office at 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM from May 27th through June 12th and 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Election Day, June 13th. Electors will consider the following: Shall the board of trustees be authorized to impose an increase in local taxes to support the general fund in the amount of $61,125.58 DOLLARS per year which is approximately 7.3 mills, for the purpose of Teacher Compensation and Funding the Increased Needs of the General Operating Expenses of the Upper West Shore Elementary School District for the 2023-24 school year? Passage of this proposal will increase the taxes on a home with a market value of $100,000 by approximately $9.86 per year, and on a home with a market value of $200,000 by approximately $19.71 per year. The durational limit of the levy is permanent once approved by the voters, assuming the district levies that amount at least once in the next five years. Ballots will be automatically mailed to all qualified electors on May 26, 2023. A qualified registered elector who will be absent from the district during the time the election is being conducted may: a) vote in person in the election administrator’s office as soon as the ballots are available and until noon the day before the ballots are scheduled to be mailed; b) make a written request, signed by the applicant and addressed to the election administrator, that the ballot is mailed to an address other than the address that appears on the registration card. The following events for the June 13th election are open to the public. Ballots will be hand counted beginning at 3 PM on Election Day in the Large Conference Room on the third floor of the Lake County Courthouse Public testing of the ExpressVote Voting System will be held at 9:00 am on June 8, 2023, and counting of provisional ballots will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 19, 2023, in the Election Office. Montana law requires that any person participating or observing the procedures of the count is required to take an oath that they will not discuss the results of the early counting of votes at any time prior to the closing of the polls on Election Day. A person who knowingly violates this law shall be imprisoned for a term not to exceed two years and/or be find an amount not less than $100,000 and not more than $500,000. DATED this 25th day of April 2023.  /s/Toni Kramer Election Administrator Lake County, Montana Published on May 11th, 18th & 25th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Probate Cause No. 23-0062-P THE CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBAL COURT  OF THE FLATHEAD RESERVATION, PABLO, MONTANA  IN RE THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF:  ALICE RYAN  NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Edward Ostheimer 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 (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred.  Claims must either be mailed to the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, or to the Clerk of Court of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court, P.O. Box 278, Pablo, Montana 59855. DATED this 25 of APRIL, 2023. /S/ Edward Ostheimer Edward Ostheimer Address: 4606 Watt Ln. Stevensville, MT 59870  Published on May 4th, 11th, &18th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

LAKE COUNTY TAX APPEAL BOARD VACANCY NOTICE The Lake County Commissioners are seeking two citizen volunteers to serve a three- year term on the Lake County Tax Appeal Board. The Board of Commissioners will accept letters of interest to serve on this board through May 31, 2023. Letters should be addressed to the Lake County Commissioners, 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, Montana 59860. For further information, contact the Commissioners at 883-7204 or lakecommissioners@lakemt.gov. Published on May 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

__________________________BLACKTAIL TV DISTRICT BOARD VACANCY The Lake County Commissioners are seeking a citizen volunteer to serve on the Blacktail TV District Board, which is composed of three members serving three-year terms. The current position opening is for a Lake County resident residing within the Blacktail TV District boundaries. This term will last until December 31, 2025. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of interest to the Lake County Commissioners Office at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, MT 59860 by Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Published on May 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________ __________________________

CALL FOR BIDS The Lake County Commissioners will receive sealed bids for the purpose of transferring junk vehicles in Lake County to the Lake County Junk Vehicle Graveyard located near the Lake County Landfill off Kerr Dam Road, Polson, Montana. Detailed specifications concerning the junk vehicle transfer operation are available upon request from Lake County Environmental Health, 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, Montana 59860, or you may call (406) 883-7236 or email envhealth@lakemt.gov. Sealed bids will be accepted by the Board of Lake County Commissioners, at the above-described address, until 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Sealed bids will be opened at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 1, 2023, in the Commissioner’s office of the Lake County Courthouse in Polson, Montana. The Lake County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids not deemed in the best interest of Lake County. Published on May 18th & 25th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

SKHA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – Architect & Construction Management Services. The Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority requests proposals from qualified firms to provide Architect & Construction Management Services to build nine single-family homes off of Clairmont Road in Pablo, Montana. Proposals will be accepted until Monday, May 23rd, 2023, at 12:00 pm. Proposals may be hand-delivered to the Housing Authority in Pablo Montana at 56243 US HWY 93 or mailed to PO Box 38, Pablo MT 59855. Proposals may also be emailed to nmichel@skha.org. Proposal envelopes and/or email description lines must be clearly marked with “Proposal for Architect & Construction Management Services”. To view the complete RFP for Architect & Construction Management Services, visit SKHA’s website at www.skha.org/contractors or contact Nolan Michel at 406-675-4491, ext. 1521. Published on May 11th & 18th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO PROTEST TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF MONTANA ALL-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSE TABLE 10 RESTAURANT ( Dirk De Coninck, Owner(s)) has applied to transfer Montana All-Alcoholic Beverages License No. 15-860-3707-001 to be operated at TABLE 10 RESTAURANT, 109 Anchor Way, Polson, Lake County. The public may protest this license transfer in accordance with the law. Who can protest this transfer? Protests will be accepted from residents of the county of the proposed location Lake County, residents of adjoining Montana counties, and residents of adjoining counties in another state if the criteria in 16-4-207(4)(d), Montana Code Annotated (MCA), are met. What information must be included? Protest letters must be legible and contain (1) the protestor’s full name, mailing address, and street address; (2) the license number 15-860-3707-001 and the applicant’s name TABLE 10 RESTAURANT; (3) an indication that the letter is intended as a protest; (4) a description of the grounds for protesting; and (5) the protestor’s signature. A letter with multiple signatures will be considered one protest letter. What are valid protest grounds? The protest may be based on the applicant’s qualifications listed in 16-4-401, MCA, or the grounds for denial of an application in 16-4-405, MCA. Examples of valid protest grounds include: (1) the applicant is unlikely to operate the establishment in compliance with the law; (2) the proposed location cannot be properly policed by local authorities; and (3) the welfare of the people in the vicinity of the proposed location will be adversely and seriously affected. How are protests submitted? Protests must be postmarked to the Department of Revenue, Office of Dispute Resolution, P.O. Box 5805, Helena, Montana 59604-5805 on or before May 28, 2023. What happens if the transfer is protested? Depending on the number of protests and the protest grounds, a public hearing will be held in Helena or Polson. All valid protestors will be notified of the hearing’s time, date and location. Hearings typically are scheduled within 90 days. A protester’s hearing testimony is limited to the grounds in the protester’s letter. Following the hearing, the Department of Revenue will notify the public whether the license transfer is approved or denied. How can additional information be obtained? The cited MCA statutes are online at leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/. Questions may be directed to Lisa Patzer, Compliance Specialist for the Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, at 444-4332 or LPatzer@mt.gov. Published on May 11th & 18th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Notice of Upper West Shore Elementary School District #33 General Fund Mill Levy Election, Hand Count of Ballots, Public Test of ExpressVote Voting System, and Counting of Provisional Ballots Notice is hereby given by the Lake County Election Administrator, State of Montana, that the Upper West Shore Elementary School District #33 General Fund Mill Levy Election will be held by mail ballot on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Ballots may be returned by mail or in-person at the Election Office at 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860 between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM from May 27th through June 12th and 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM on Election Day, June 13th. Please note: The election office will be closed on Memorial Day May 29th. Electors will consider the following: Shall the board of trustees be authorized to impose an increase in local taxes to support the general fund in the amount of $61,125.58 DOLLARS per year which is approximately 7.3 mills, for the purpose of Teacher Compensation and Funding the Increased Needs of the General Operating Expenses of the Upper West Shore Elementary School District for the 2023-24 school year? Passage of this proposal will increase the taxes on a home with a market value of $100,000 by approximately $9.86 per year, and on a home with a market value of $200,000 by approximately $19.71 per year. The durational limit of the levy is permanent once approved by the voters, assuming the district levies that amount at least once in the next five years. Ballots will be automatically mailed to all qualified electors on May 26, 2023. A qualified registered elector who will be absent from the district during the time the election is being conducted may: a) vote in person in the election administrator’s office as soon as the ballots are available and until noon the day before the ballots are scheduled to be mailed; b) make a written request, signed by the applicant and addressed to the election administrator, that the ballot is mailed to an address other than the address that appears on the registration card. The following events for the June 13th election are open to the public. Ballots will be hand counted beginning at 3 PM on Election Day in the Small Conference Room on the third floor of the Lake County Courthouse Public testing of the ExpressVote Voting System will be held at 9:00 am on June 8, 2023, and counting of provisional ballots will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 19, 2023, in the Election Office. Montana law requires that any person participating or observing the procedures of the count is required to take an oath that they will not discuss the results of the early counting of votes at any time prior to the closing of the polls on Election Day. A person who knowingly violates this law shall be imprisoned for a term not to exceed two years and/or be fined an amount not less than $100,000 and not more than $500,000. DATED this 5th day of May 2023.  /s/ Toni Kramer Election Administrator Lake County, Montana Published on May 11th, 18th & 25th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

PROBATE NO. DP-23-24  NOTICE TO CREDITORS CLINTON J. FISCHER LAW OFFICE, P.C.  Valley Bank Building  P.O. Box 879  Polson, MT 59860  Telephone: (406) 883-4395  Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives  MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY  IN RE THE ESTATE OF  PATRICIA A. HURT,,  Decedent. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Co-Personal  Representatives 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. A written statement of the claim indicating the name and address of the claimant, the basis of  the claim and the amount claimed may be filed with the Clerk of the District Court, Lake County,  Montana, or mailed, return receipt requested, to the Co-Personal Representatives at the following address:  Kenneth J. Hurt  Jennifer A. Kennaugh  c/o Clinton J. Fischer Law Office, P.C. P.O. Box 879  Polson, MT 59860  DATED this 25th day of April, 2023. /s/ Kenneth J Hurt, Co-Personal Representative /s/ Jennifer A Kennaugh, Co-Personal Representative Published on May 18th, 25th & June 1st, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Cause No. to DP-23-21 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Paul A. Sandry Johnson, Berg & Saxby, PLLP 221 First Avenue East PO Box 3038 Kalispell, Montana 59903-3038 Telephone: (406) 755-5535 Facsimile: (406) 756-9436 Email: psandry@jbsattorneys.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LAKE COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONNA CARIE, Deceased. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DEBRA L. WILLIAMS has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named Decedent. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to DEBRA L. WILLIAMS the Personal Representative, return receipt requested, c/o Johnson, Berg & Saxby, PLLP, PO Box 3038, Kalispell, MT 59903-3038, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 13th day of April, 2023. JOHNSON, BERG & SAXBY, PLLP /s/ Paul A. Sandry By: Paul A. Sandry Attorneys for Personal Representative PO Box 3038 Kalispell, Montana 59903-3038 Published on May 18th, 25th & June 1st, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Notice of Preliminary Budget Meeting For Fiscal Year 2023-2024 The St Ignatius Rural Fire Board will hold a preliminary budget meeting on Wednesday May 31st, at 6:00 PM in the fire hall meeting room. The Sunsetting District Equipment Levy will be on the agenda as well. For further information, contact chairman Tim Callahan: 406-745-4112. Published on May 18th, 25th & June 1st, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Polson City Commission will on Monday, the 5th day of June, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in the Polson City Hall, 106 1 st Street East, Polson, Montana, hold a public hearing for the purpose of a requested zoning variance(s) to setback requirements. Specifically, the request is from the Polson Development Code’s requirements that a nonconforming building may only be expanded outside of setbacks. The request is a proposed 36-foot x 90-foot addition to an existing commercial building within the east and west setbacks.The 50-foot x 140-foot subject property is currently developed with an existing commercial building, zoned General Commercial- Industrial Zoning District (CIZD), located at 11 7 th Avenue W Polson, MT and legally described as Lot 6 in Block 1 of the Central Addition to the City of Polson. The Polson City Commission will take public testimony and review the proposed variance request. Following public testimony, the City Commission will vote to approve, conditionally approve, or deny the variance request. This public notice is made pursuant to 76-2-326 MCA. Contact the City of Polson Planner at 106 1st Street East, Polson, Montana 59860; by email at cityplanner@cityofpolson.com; or call 406-883-8213 to obtain further information. The application is available for review at City Hall. Contact the Polson City Clerk at Polson City Hall, 106 1st Street East, Polson, Montana, 59860; by email at cityclerk@cityofpolson.com; or call 406-883-8203 to request an accommodation. Dated at Polson, Montana this 12th day of May, 2023. Cora Pritt Polson City Clerk Polson, MT Published on May 18th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

Cause No. DP-2023-22  Amanda Ranstrom Adams  P.O. Box 80  Dayton, MT 59914  Telephone: 406-360-8597  Ranstrom34@gmail.com  Cindie Lee McMahon  6125 E Swede Dr.  Flagstaff, AZ 86004  Telephone: 928-380-3304  cmcmahon@ewtaz.com  Personal Representatives  MONTANA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LAKE COUNTY  IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF  MARGARET A. LOWE,  Deceased.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed as Personal  Representatives 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 Amanda Ranstrom Adams and Cindie Lee McMahon, the Personal Representatives, return receipt requested, at PO Box 80, Dayton, MT  59914 or filed with the Clerk of the above Court.  DATED this 15th day of May, 2023. /s/ Amanda Ranstrom Adams DATED this 28th day of April, 2023. /s/ Cindie Lee McMahon Published on May 18th & 25th & June 1st, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

NOTICE FOR FIRST PUBLIC HEARING The Lake County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on June 1, 2023, at 2:30 pm in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room at 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, MT 59860, in conjunction with Mission West Community Development Partners to obtain public comments regarding the needs and priorities of Lake County for public facilities, infrastructure, affordable housing, economic development, and community revitalization, and particularly as those needs affect low and moderate-income persons. For communities, sewer and/or water districts, and organizations who may be considering applying for funding from the state of Montana under any of these categories, attending this hearing will be considered the first public hearing as may be required as a condition of your application. The Lake County Commissioners may utilize the feedback received at this hearing to prioritize projects that may need their support and consideration. Various funding programs available for public facilities, infrastructure, affordable housing, and economic development will be discussed, including, but not limited to, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). At the public hearing, everyone will be given the opportunity to express their opinions regarding Lake County’s needs and the type of projects that should be considered. Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, and will be read into the record at the public hearing. You can call 406-883-7204 or write to Lake County Commissioners, 106 4th Avenue East, Polson, MT 59860. Anyone who would like more information or who wants to submit suggestions may also contact Brenna Fulks at Mission West Community Development Partners at 406-676-5901. Lake County makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s ability to participate in this public hearing. Wheelchair accessibility is available through the sheriff’s department on the west side of the courthouse. Published on May 18th & 25th, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

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