Elementary school to celebrate Grandparent’s Day

Jean Skillman

Grandparent’s Day is from 9 a.m. through lunch Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Shields Valley Elementary School in Wilsall for kindergarten through sixth grade. Call the school at 578-2535 to make reservations to have lunch with your special student.

• The fourth annual Shields Valley Farmers Market fund raiser Harvest Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Wilsall Dance Hall. The Harvest Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate the end of summer with family, friends and neighbors. The dinner, catered by Crazy Mountain Catering, will be followed by music and dancing with Open Range. The cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple, or $150 for a table of six. Children under 10 are free. Or join in the dancing at 7 p.m. for $8 per person. For more information or reservations call Skip or Nancy at 686-4051. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets are no available at the door.

• St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Clyde Park starts on their winter hours of meeting for worship at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.

• The Clyde Park Town Council invites everyone to a Holliday Park Appreciation Day celebration at the completion of the playground equipment installation. The event is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the park, weather permitting. Hotdogs, chips, brownies and beverages will be served.

• AWANA, a non-denominational program for children age three years through sixth grade, starts Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Hall in Clyde Park. It meets every Wednesday throughout the school year. The program includes games, stories and Bible memory work. For more information call 686-4708 or 686-4947.

• Flu shots are now available at the Shields Valley Health Clinic for those six months old and older. For more information or to make an appointment, call 578-2222.

• The Shields Valley School Book Fair at the elementary school library is Oct. 2 - 6 in Wilsall. It will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday  It will be open 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, and it will be open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6.

• The Clyde Park/Wilsall  (Upper Shields Valley) telephone directory is being updated for 2018. If your name is not in the current Dex or Bozeman Local Book please call or e-mail Jean Landers so it can be added. Cell numbers are also being listed and she is accepting new advertising. Her e-mail address is <jeanlanders4@gmail.com> and her phone numbers is (406)946-4002 and her cell  number is 600-0093.

Star students

Shields Valley Star Students for September are: kindergarten-Evan Dean; first grade-Mackinley Nelson; second grade-Braden Payne and Tayla Roberts; third grade-Lucy Cleveland and Payden Prosser; fourth grade-Shane Taylor and Isla Vermillion; fifth grade-Amanda Willis; sixth grade-Charley Bullard, James Collins and Remy Sexton.

Club news

• The Brackett Creek Women’s Club met Sept. 20 at the home of Judy Watson with 10 members present. Dues were collected. R.A. Schmidt has agreed to refinish the doors on the little library. Program ideas were talked about. Plans were made to provide the Oct. 18 dinner for the Bridger Canyon Fire Department volunteers. A raspberry fluff dessert was served and Rosemary Newman won the door prize. The report of skunks in the  neighborhood led to much story telling. The Oct. 18 meeting will be at the home of Kay Hays.

• The Clyde Park Women’s Club met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Rosie Queen. They discussed upcoming activities including Christmas lights at Holliday Park. The October meeting will be at the home of Judy Crafton.
Wilsall Vet’s Club and Auxiliary meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at  the  Shields Valley Senior Center. The evening includes a potluck supper followed by a business meeting and card party. All veterans and their partners are welcome.

• Park County 4-H Achievement Award Day was Sunday, Sept. 24, in Livingston. Wilsall Wrangler Rose Fowler was the county demonstration winner and did her demonstration, “Plant Propagation,” at the Award Day.

Wilsall Wranglers receiving 4-H duffle bags for participating at the county level were Rose Fowler, Kyle Jerke, Asha Jerke, Kathryn Nelson, Gwen Collins, Myles Fehlmann and Shane Taylor. Kyle Jerke won the Beef Herdsmanship Award sponsored by the Park County 4-H Council. The beginning goat showmanship reserve champion award sponsored by Jerke Cattle LLC and Jay and Shelley Bailey went to Asha Jerke and included a 4-H jacket. Kyle Jerke also won the Steer Merit Award, an award that requires state regulations to be met.

The new year for 4-H starts Oct. 1. The Wilsall Wranglers will hold their first meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Wilsall school multipurpose room. New members are welcome by coming to the meeting or for more information call Patti at 578-2134.


• The Clyde Park Bridge Club met Sept. 20 at Clyde Park Tavern and Cafe. with Loraine Eyman as hostess. Prize winners were Sharon Jones, high; and Bob  Eyman, bingo.

• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Linda Wilson, high; Marge Briggs , low; and Mary Sarver, traveling.

• Winners of the Sept. 26 Senior Citizens card party were Betty Burdette, first; Jean Landers, second; and Jean Skillman, low.

School Schedule

Sept. 28: Grandparents Day is in Wilsall from 9 a.m. through lunch. The high school volleyball teams play Lone Peak starting at 5 p.m. in Clyde Park.

Sept. 29: The high school football team play at 7 p.m. in Bridger.

Sept. 30: The high school volleyball teams play in the Manhattan Christian Tournament.

Oct. 3: The junior high  volleyball teams play at Manhattan Christian starting at 1:45 p.m. The high school volleyball teams play at Manhattan Christian starting at 5 p.m.

Oct. 5: Parent-teacher conferences are from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at both schools.