Glenn’s Shopping Center is accepting WIC and SNAP


Glenn’s Shopping Center in Clyde Park is now accepting WIC and SNAP.

 “We’re excited to announce that in addition to accepting SNAP benefits, Glenn’s Shopping Center … is now authorized to accept WIC benefits! ”Sydney Wiley, owner and general manager of Glenn’s, said in a recent e-mail.

She added, “I feel strongly that this is an important component of the store in serving all of the needs of the Shields River Valley community. We’ve added the basic items needed to meet the requirements of the program so the participants won’t have to drive further away just to use their benefits. I want to promote good nutrition through the store, and this is an essential step in that direction.”

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program funded by the USDA and administered by the Montana Department of Public Health for pregnant women, breast-feeding and postpartum mothers, babies, and children up to 5 years old. The program provides foods through participating retailers that are recommended to improve each participant’s diet. It also offer breast-feeding counseling to breast-feeding mothers. Montana WIC recently opened an office for Park County at Community Health Partners in Livingston.

For more information about Park County WIC, contact Janelle Bowden at 222-4145. Other places for information are USDA website: and  Montana WIC website:


Books for Bikes

The Books for Bikes reading program for Shields Valley Elementary School students in kindergarten through sixth grade was held Feb. 7-21, sponsored by the Masonic Lodge of Wilsall and the Women of Wilsall.

In the program, students earn certificates for a drawing by reading outside the classroom. One certificate qualifies a student for a book prize and seven certificates for a chance at winning a bike and helmet. Kindergarten through third grade read for 15 minutes for each certificate, and fourth through sixth grade read 20 minutes for each certificate. 

The kindergarten through third grade tallied a total of 11,430 minutes this year, while fourth through sixth grade read for a total of 16,420 minutes.

Awards were given Feb. 21 at the Shields Valley Elementary School in Wilsall. Bike winners were: kindergarten, Jasper Johnstone; first grade, Lydia McDuffie; second grade, Payden Prosser; third grade, Bridger Block; fourth grade, Tanner Sanderson; fifth grade, Remy Sexton; and sixth grade, Tyler DeFord.

Gift certificates to Barnes and Noble Booksellers given for most minutes read went to first-grader Andrew Long; third-graders Ismay Johnstone and Danner McDuffie; and fifth-graders Reagan Long, Ava Burkes and Kayetlynn Hoeme.

The Masonic Lodge of Wilsall provides the bikes and helmets for the winners and the Women of Wilsall provide books for the other readers. The school provided the gift certificates.


Star Students

Shields Valley Star Students for February are: kindergarten-Anika Prosser and Rosie Scott; first grade-Andrew Long and Exzavier Payne; second grade-Trevor Davis, Ashtin Lookhart and Avery Murley; third grade-Kale Chambers, Levi Danielson and Dawson Matzinger; fourth grade-Keegan Sarrazin-Jarvis; fifth grade-Chauncey Davis and Kyle Jerke; sixth grade-Aurora Estep.



• The Clyde Park Bridge Club met Feb. 15 at Clyde Park Tavern and Cafe. with Shirley Wilson as hostess. Prize winners were Bob Eyman, high; and Ken  DeBoer, bingo.

• The Cottonwood Pinochle Club met Feb. 15 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church Hall. Terry Sarrazin, Joyce Keyes and Betty Fitzpatrick were hostesses. Jerry Kiger won men’s high prize and Everrett Bailey, men’s low. Jean Landers won women’s high prize and Nancy McIlhattan, women’s low. The door prize went home with Jim Taylor.

• Winners at Senior Citizens potluck card party Feb. 16 were Dorothy Lucas, first; Jean Skillman, second; and Georgia Hogenson, low.

• Winners of the Feb.  21 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Jean Skillman, second; Georgia Hogenson, low; and Jean Landers, traveling.


Jean Skillman may be reached at (406) 578-2570.