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Don't forget to vote... \Hall-0-Ween\at Western Student Life -of the University of Montana- Western is sponsoring the Eighth Annual Resi­ dence Hall-O-Ween, Thursday, October 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to dress up and meet at the Keltz Arena at 7:00 p.m. Tour guides will then guide the trick-or-treaters through the Residence Halls and through a spooky tour of the Haunted House. Parents are invited to participate. To reserve a place, call the Student Life Of­ fice at 683-7565. Youths invited to dance Kids, do you feel you're too old to trick or treat, but still want the fun of dressing up in a great costume? A Halloween Dance for kids in grades six through eight will be held Saturday, October 30 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at St. Rose Catho­ lic Church in Dillon. A $2 admission charge will allow you three hours of fun, refreshments, dancing, and a chance to see your friends' costumes. Chaperones will be provided. The event is not church-related. Call 660-0152 for more information. Annual party is Sunday The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce in­ vites kids ages infant through eighth grade to the annual Halloween Party on Sunday, October 31 at UM-W’s Keltz Arena from 4:30-7 p.m. (Note the earlier time since it’s on Sunday). There will be free food, games, activities plus a safe, warm environment and more for the kids! Be sure to bring your parents and grandpar­ ents for the chili and pie social, new this year, offered -at a-reasonable price-to adults. Boots Karoke will be there and the new Costume Pa­ rade at 6:30 p.m. The party is co-sponsored by United Way of Beaverhead County. Lima to hold Octoberfest A party for the kids as an alternative to Hal­ loween is being held in Lima this Saturday, Oc­ tober 30. \Octoberfest\ will be at the Lima School at 6 p.m. A pumpkin carving contest, cake walk, apple bob, and much more will be part of the fun. Bring your favorite batch of chili to enter in a chili cook-off. Chili will be served, as well as rolls; corn bread, and dessert. The grand finale will be the \Trunker Treats\...kids will take their bags out to the cars and treats will be given out from the trunks. ' Wear your costumes! Dillon fest set Saturday The Dillon Business Builders are hold a spe­ cial October Fest of Values Saturday, Oct. 30. In addition to early bird specials, starting as early as 6 a.m. at some Dillon stores, there is also a walking tour of Dillon businesses which have made scarecrow displays in the windows. A map and ballot can be obtained from partici­ pating businesses and votes will be taken from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To enter a scarecrow in the contest or for more information, call Ryann at 683-2316 or 925-1704. A pumpkin decorating contest is set from 1 to 3 p.m. at Creation Station in Dillon. For more information about the event, see page A-2 of this issue. Stop in for treats in Lima Stop in for Treats and Hot Cider on Hallow­ een Nite at the Lima Historical Society, Sunday October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are invited to enjoy. The society will hold its monthly meeting November 10 at 7 p.m., featuring a program on \Sacajawea Her Story\ by Kate Bump of Dillon. On Saturday, November 13,10 a.m.to 2 p.m., the Lima Historical Society will host a Holiday Craft Show at the Lima Elementary School, unique items will be available for holiday shop­ ping. Tables are available, call Chris at 276-3463 for information. I nside A fter H o u r s .............................................. B-4 A lmanac N ews of R e c o r d ................. A-10 C lassified .....................................................B-6 L ifestyle ......................................................A-5 L iving A rea F eature ................................B-3 O bituaries ................................................ A-10 R uby V alley ............................................... B-5 S p o r t s ....................................................... A -16 iiic Uiilu'isih ol Moiuana ; wAH'W 1 i ! ! I l I I I Ì ! I ! 1 I S This sign on the campus of the Unviersity of Mon­ tana-Western, gives good advice for the coming election. Voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to decide a variety of initia­ tives as well as elect a raft of officials, from the President on down. Locally, only one race, between Mike McGinley and Mike Klakken for County Commissioner, is contested. Traditional BCHS class mock ballot gives hints of Nov. 2 By John Barrows Tedd Stanisich's government class at Beaverhead County High School has a tradition of taking surveys just be­ fore major elections. And generally, Stanisich says, they are \pretty accurate.\ So what will be the results on Nov. 2, from the view point of the crystal ball of Tedd's students? Well, the picture is still a bit cloudy, since only partial counting has been completed. But from about half of the „ballots that were turned in recently , for. the dass to review» the following indications are given: For President, the survey shows George Bush way out in front of John Kerry, 170-68, with only 4 for Ralph Nader. Bob Brown, Republican for Gover­ nor, is ahead of Democrat Brian Schweitzer 135-107. In the U. S. House, Denny Rehberg has 176 votes, vs. 58 for Tracy Velazquez and Mike Fellows, the Lib­ ertarian, 7. In the main local race, Republican incumbent Mike McGinley is shown outstripping Independent Mike See SURVEY on page A-3 Mike McGinley, incumbent and Republican candidate for reelection to the county commissioners, makes a statement Thursday night at the Old Depot Theater, as part of the KDBM/KBEV-Dillon Tribune political debate. His challenger, Independent Mike Klakken, listens. Debate draws differences on commission candidates By Elaine Spicer Last Thursday night saw the traditional community meeting style debate for local election candidates, which was sponsored by the Dillon Tribune and KDBM/KBEV Radio. The sole contested race being for a seat on the Beaverhead County Board of Comissioners, between incumbent Mike McGinley, Republican, and Mike Klakken, running as an Independent. Making short statements were the following unop­ posed candidates Marv McCann, Beaverhead County Attorney; Sheila Brunkhorst, Clerk of District Court; and Ron Briggs, Beaverhead County Coroner. Bill Tash, (R-17), running unopposed, issued a written statement read by Moderator Dick Storey, Chancellor of the Uni­ versity of Montana-Western. Debby Barrett, (R-34), also running unopposed, made no statement and was unable to attend. McCann, a Republican, noted he has been in the position of County Attorney since last October. He was appointed to the position following the resignation of Mike Riley earlier that year. McCann said his office has been very busy, with more filings of District Court cases than in recent years. Brunkhorst has held the position of Clerk of District Court since June 1993. She said she finds the job \en­ couraging, interesting, and challenging\ noting one of the challenges is that of the rising cost associated with mental health commitments. Briggs encouraged any citizens with questions per­ taining to his position as coroner be directed to him at Brundage Funeral Home. All three unopposed candidates noted their appre­ ciation of the support of voters. The forum began with three-minute opening state­ ments from both McGinley and Klakken. Mike McGinley Opening McGinley opened the debate, noting his thanks and introducing his family. Mentioning his commitment to community service, McGinley said he has been involved with many area non-profit groups, including Little League and Search and Rescue, and that he has been a longtime member of the Dillon Volunteer Fire Depart­ ment (DVFD). He has also been a local business owner for many years. Accomplishments McGinley noted from his tenure as County Commissioner included working to retain the Drivers License Examiners Office in Dillon when the State of Montana was closing several of them, work­ ing through an involved land trade with the county taking ownership of the former National Guard Ar­ mory, working with the state to help retain the National Guard offices in Dillon, being a \watchdog” in Beaver- See DEBATE on page A-14 County Attorney to look into ad question By JohnJBarrows Beaverhead County A ttorney Marvin McCann said he is in the pro­ cess of starting an investigation into a possible election practice violation involving a flier advertisement that was inserted in the Dillonite Daily Monday. The flier brought into question two responses made by Republican incum­ bent and candidate Mike McGinley during the debate Thursday night at the Old Depot Theater. That debate was sponsored by the Dillon Tribune and KDBM/KBEV radio. The flier gave responses from both McGinley and his challenger, Mike Klakken, an independent. The ques­ tions included ones on the Big Hole River set back and allowances for ag­ riculture use and a second one on pub­ lic participation. The response, McGinley said, did not reflect his actual answers. When asked about the statements listed as quotes from him, McGinley said, \no I did not say those things.\ He then noted that when people who saw the flyer asked him about it, he had been simply telling people to at­ tend Tuesday night's reception for hQ supporters, friends, and family menT- bers. However, when urged to make a statement, McGinley said, \this is small-town politics and I've always hated them. I'm not going to go down to that level.\ He added, \I've been in this office for five years and I intend to do the same work.\ \I hardly read the stuff,\ he said in reference to the local daily restaurant sheet. The real issue, however, came in the attribution or disclaimer. The flier noted it was \Sponsored by Commit­ tee to elect Mike Klakken for com­ missioners. Margaret Davis, secre­ tary.\ A phone call Tuesday to Marg Jappe, a former candidate for office and frequent Republican activist, brought the response that indeed, she was Margaret Davis, and that was her maiden name. She said she sometimes uses that name in her business, but is registered to vote as Marg Jappe. M a rgaret Davis, however, she stressed, is a legal name and is used io her corporation. 2 Regardless, that may have been a misleading statement, McCann sai3 Thursday, and his investigation will dwell on that and other issues about the flier. State law requires the name of the treasurer of a campaign, or candidate, that paid for the ad, along with other requirements. There is a specific ref­ erence against anonymous or mislead­ ing attributions. Mike Klakken said that while he had indeed worked with Marg Jappe in putting the flier together, he had not known of the use of her maiden name as secretary. His own ads have a separate attri­ bution or disclaimer, different from that used on the flier. In addition, the back of the flier has an advertisement promoting 1-147, the initiative that would repeal the cyanide ban. While Klakken said he favored such a ban during the debate Thursday, the information has no at­ tribution at all, leaving the question of whether or not that was to have been a part of the flier. Klakken emphasized that the 1-147 information had not been authorized nor requested and he had not known it would be included in such a manner to give the impression that it might also be part of his advertisement. Phyllis Denton, chairman for the Beaverhead County Republican Cen­ tral Committee, said Tuesday that the flier had no connection with the Cen­ tral Committee, that it did not repre­ sent the feelings of the committee and that Jappe did not represent the com­ mittee. See FLIER on page A-3 Stiirl \ our subscription to the Dillon Tribune today - Call 683-2.331 • Email us with \ inn news at dillonli ihiinc(\’hiiit.nrt

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