School, clubs prepare for the Holiday season

Jean Skillman

• The Shields Valley High School and Junior High Christmas Concert starts at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Clyde Park gym.
“Flakes ” will be performed by the third grade class at the Shields Valley Elementary Christmas program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12,  in the Wilsall gym. Kindergarten through sixth grade classes will perform musical numbers. Folks are invited to bring a dozen cookies to share. A special guest may also come at the end of the program.
• The Shields Valley School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Wilsall school multipurpose room.
• The Bank of the Rockies will be serving coffee, cookies and cider on Fridays through Christmas, Dec. 8 and 15. There will also be a weekly prize drawing on Fridays. Everyone is welcome to come in and join the bank staff in celebrating the season and for customer appreciation.
• The Wilsall Water Board is holding an open meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall. Collette Anderson of Great West Engineering in Helena will be there to talk about the next step for the Water Board. Jon Hesse, the lawyer for the Water Board, will also be there.

Club news
• Wilsall Vet’s Club and Auxiliary held their monthly dinner meeting and card party Monday at the  Shields Valley Senior Center.
• The Women of Wilsall met Monday evening at the home of Juliana Robinson. They put together cookie trays to give away for Christmas.
• Winners of the Shields River Lutheran quilt raffle are Deanne Holm of Clyde Park and Laurel Hunt of Great Falls.

Winners of the Dec. 5 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Georgia Hogenson, second; Betty Burdette, low; and Jean Landers, traveling.

School Schedule
• Dec. 7: The elementary boys play basketball with Cardwell at 4:30 p.m. in Wilsall.
• Dec. 7-8: The high school basketball teams play in the Lewistown Showcase. On Thursday the varsity girls play at 1 p.m., the varsity boys at 2:30 p.m., the junior varsity girls at 4:30 p.m. and the junior varsity boys at 6 p.m. On Friday the varsity boys play at 9 a.m., the varsity girls at 10:30 a.m., the junior varsity girls at 1 p.m. and the junior varsity boys at 2:30 p.m.
• Dec. 7-9: The junior high boys play in the Belgrade basketball tournament. Thursday they play at 1 p.m.
• Dec. 9:  The elementary boys play in the Ennis basketball tournament. They play Ennis at 10 a.m. and Gardiner at 11:15 a.m.
• Dec. 11: The high school and junior high winter concert is at 7 p.m. in the Clyde Park gym.
• Dec. 12: The elementary school program is at 7 p.m. in the Wilsall gym.
• Dec. 13: The school board meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilsall school multipurpose room.