Shields Valley High School Dessert Theater set for Saturday, Dec. 2 in gymnasium

Jean Skillman

Shields Valley High School Dessert Theater is Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Wilsall gymnasium. 

The drama department, BPA (Business Professionals of America), and the high school art department are all working together to put together this community event. Dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the play, “Sleeping Beauty and the Beast,” will begin at 7 p.m. 

There is no reserved seating, so be sure to arrive a few minutes early. Tickets are $12. To purchase tickets, contact Lacey Arthun, Lori Sarrazin,  any student participating in the play, BPA, or the high school at 686-4621.

Students in the play and the roles they play are: Prince Charmless-Jack Marshall; Princess Rose-Emma Doolittle; Prince Frankie/The Beast-Bill Heath; Snow White-Lauren Flatt; Puss N’Boots-Jen Fairchild; Headless Horseman-Marissa Marshall; The Wicked Faerie-Trinity Boyd; Igor-Trinity Willis; Good Witch of the West-Karlee Worthington; The Faerie Godfather-Patrick Blair; Vinnie-Zach Danielson; The King-Patrick Blair; The Queen-Gwen Collins; Town Crier-Dakota Whiting; Stepsisters-Jenna Henson/Juslin Bailey; Real Estate Lady-Hannah Butler; Dwarf-Zach Danielson; The Guard-Gabe Shelton; Directed By-Lacey Arthun; Stage Crew-Joe Bennett, Hazen Marshall, Aidan Jenkins; Sound-John Morford.


Upcoming events

• Anyone with questions about Medicare, Medicare Part D, or insurance questions may get some answers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall. Jessie and Donna from Livingston HealthCare will be there to help.

• County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will be in Shields Valley Friday, Dec. 1. From 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. he will be at Old Wilsall Hardware Deli; and from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. he will be at the Town Hall in Clyde Park  

• The Bank of the Rockies will serve coffee, cookies and cider on Fridays through Christmas, starting Dec. 1. 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.


School news

• The Shields Valley High School students in the Close-Up program will be wrapping “gifts for tips” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.  17, at Crazy Mountain Momma’s Espresso. Close-Up does a civic trip to Washington, D.C., and this is a fund raiser for the trip.

• Shields Valley Star Students for November are: kindergarten — Mason Taylor, first grade — Karson Bennett and Emma Cleveland; second grade — Bodie Bullard; third grade — Ashtin Lookhart and Hank Stein; fourth grade — Beau Holliday and Peyton Page; fifth grade — Nora Dominick; and sixth grade — Ava Burkes, Kayetlynn Hoeme and Mackinze Hogenson.


Church news

• Shields River Lutheran Women’s monthly Bible Study meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec, 2, at the church in Wilsall. 

• The annual lutefisk and ham dinner is from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall. The cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children ages six to 12. Those under six year of age are free.

• A special Grief Share event called “Surviving the Holidays” is planned for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Shields Valley Bible Church. For more information, call 686-4708. This is designed for those who have recently lost a loved one and will be experiencing the holidays without the loved one for the first time, but all are welcome.


Winter clothing thanks

Shields Valley School Superintendent Billi Taylor and the School District would like to recognize the Livingston Fire Department Local 630 and the 2017 Operation Warm sponsors for their winter clothing donations to the students, families and communities of Clyde Park and Wilsall. 

Thank you to the Livingston Fire Department Local 530 and the following sponsors: Park County Board of Realtors, Montana Auto Traders, American Bank, Timber Trails, Tim and Luci Stephens, Jan Curtis, Town and Country, Donald R. Sire, Neptune’s Brewery, Kenyon Noble and Ace Hardware. All you have done and continue to do is greatly appreciated.


Festival of Trees fundraiser

The Wilsall Foundation’s first annual Festival of Trees fundraiser was Sunday at the Wilsall Dance Hall. Fourteen trees were decorated by foundations, businesses, clubs, and individuals in the area. The trees were auctioned by Logan Auction Services, Inc. The People’s Choice winner was the tree decorated by Mitzi Richard’s children in memory of her with every ornament having a story about Mitzi.



• Wilsall Women’s Pinochle Club met Monday afternoon at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Prize winners were Betty Burdette, high; Georgia Hogenson, low; and Jean Landers, traveling. 

• Winners of the Nov. 28 Senior Citizens card party were Marie Smith, first; Jean Skillman, second; Patti Vennes, low; and Marge Briggs, traveling.


School schedule

• Nov. 30: The elementary and junior high boys play basketball starting at 4 p.m. in Big Timber. The high school play dress rehearsal is at 2:15 p.m. in the Wilsall school gym.

• Dec. 1: The elementary and junior high boys play basketball starting at 4 p.m. in  White Sulphur Springs. 

• Dec. 2: The elementary boys play basketball in the Manhattan Christian Tournament. The high school blue and white scrimmage games are in Clyde Park with girls playing at 9 a.m. and boys at 10 a.m. The junior high boys play basketball starting at 9 a.m. at the Livingston Sleeping Giant Middle School. The high school dessert  Theatre “Sleeping Beauty and the Beast” stats at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilsall gym.