Fraud discussion planned at Senior Citizens potluck

Jean Skillman

 The Shields Valley Senior Citizens potluck dinner starts at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Senior Center in Wilsall. 

Jennell Huff from the Bank of the Rockies will be there for another roundtable CONversation About Cons discussion. Elder fraud and exploitation is a growing concern and Huff will discuss current issues and laws that are specific to elder fraud. 

Huff will give information about what to look for, how to prevent and detect fraud, and what to do if it is suspected, as well as discuss current laws in Montana regarding elder fraud and exploitation. She wants to open up a discussion about thoughts, concerns, and even attendees’ experiences while she shares her own concerns and experiences. 

CONversations About Cons is presented in conjunction with the American Bankers Association’s Safe Banking for Seniors campaign.

The event is hosted by the Shields Valley Senior Center and Bank of the Rockies.


Books for ˚Bikes

The Shields Valley School reading program Books for Bikes closes with and Awards Assembly Tuesday, Feb. 21. Books and bikes will be given to kindergarten through third grade students at 9 a.m. and to fourth though sixth grade students at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilsall school gym. The Masonic Lodge of Wilsall and the Women of Wilsall are the sponsors of this program.


Church news

A coffee hour will be held at 8:30 a.m. before the 9 a.m. worship service Sunday, Feb. 19, at Shields Valley United Methodist Church in Clyde Park.


Club news

• The Shields Valley Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee.

• A craft group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall. 



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

• Winners of the Feb. 14 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Gary Amundson, second; Jean Skillman, low; and Georgia Hogenson, traveling.


School schedule

• Feb. 16: School will be released at noon.

• Feb. 16-18: The District Basketball Tournament is at Manhattan Christian. The junior high boys will compete in the Sleeping Giant Middle School Tournament in Livingston.

• Feb. 21: The Books for Bikes awards program is at 9 a.m. for grades kindergarten through third, and at 10:30 a.m. for grades fourth through sixth at the Wilsall school gym.