Jean Skillman — Shields Valley Correspondent
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

• Park County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will be in Shields Valley from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Old Wilsall Hardware Deli, also known as Val’s, and from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. he will be at Town Hall in Clyde Park.

• Hogenson Construction is celebrating its 40 years anniversa ry with food and cake at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wilsall Fire Hall, 207 Elliott St. N. RSVP by calling Tawnya Hogenson at 578-9249 or 220-2330. Dave Barnhart of Bozeman will be the guest speaker at the l0:45 morning worship service Sunday at the Wilsall Community Church.

• The Shields Valley Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall. The book being discussed this month is “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward.

• The Shields Valley Farmers Market is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday at Holliday Park in Clyde Park.

Dinner will be available from Kate Huston Catering with pulled pork, chili with toppings, coleslaw, potato salad and sweets.

There will be music by Tyler Potter. Vendors include Root to Rise produce, Bacon of the Sea, Home Maiden, and, weather permitting, free horse-drawn wagon rides by Wendy at Sunnyside Farms.

The Old Settlers Days planning meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Hall in Clyde Park.

On Wednesday, a three-hour training is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. The first hour is hosted by staff attorney Susan Gobbs and focuses on assessing capacity and working with adults with diminished capacity. The last two hours are hosted by Adult Protective Services Bureau Chief Michael Hagenlock and focuses on warning signs of exploitation and abuse, reporting suspected abuses, and APS in general. The training has been approved for 2.75 hours of CLE, CEU, and nursing contact hours. The event is sponsored by the Bank of the Rockies and the Wilsall Foundation.

• The Bank of the Rockies and the Wilsall Foundation will host the Legal Services Developer’s Kelly Moorse Memorial Document Clinic for a no-cost legal documents clinic at the Wilsall Dance Hall on July 18. Legal professionals will assist participants in completing their estate planning documents, excluding complex estates, large assets or trusts. Documents include beneficiary deed, durable power of attorney for health care, durable power of attorney for financial, declaration of living will, declaration of homestead and simple will. The clinic will also include senior services professionals, such as veteran’s services and victims services. The program serves seniors aged 60 and over or any tribal member. Space is limited and appointments must be made in advance. To register or for more information, contact Katy Lovell, legal Service Developer at 444-7787 or 1-800-332-2272.

• The regular meeting of the Shields Valley School Board is 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Wilsall school multipurpose room. The annual Block Party at Shields River Lutheran church will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Come for hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, salads, beverages, ice cream and desserts. All food and utensils are provided. If you like you may bring a salad or dessert to share.

• The Shields Valley Senior Citizens potluck dinner starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Senior Center in Wilsall. There will be bingo playing.

• The Park County Ag Fair is being sponsored by the 4-H Council. There will be a Farmers Market Saturday, July 27. Outdoor booth spaces are 10’ x 10’ and rent for $30. Set up time starts at 8 a.m. and the Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications for space must be submitted by July 19. For more information and to obtain the vendors rules and regulations and an application, contact Patti Hoyem at 578-2134 or write her at 383 Shields River Road, Wilsall, MT 59086.

• Build a Better Wilsall Foundation met Monday evening at the Shields Valley Senior Center. Final plans were made for the annual Dinner and a Movie to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Rodeo Grounds in Wilsall.

• The Clyde Park/Wilsall (Upper Shields Valley) Telephone Directory is currently being updated for 2020. If your name is not in the current Dex or Bozeman Local Book, or if you want your cell phone listed, call Cindy Block so it can be added. If you are interested in advertising contact Cindy as well. 406-223-9544 or e-mail

• Erma Goffena and Melvin Goffena attended the wedding of Nicole Garren and James Hebnes July 6 at Seven Mile Meadows near Alberton. The groom is the grandson of Nancy Hebnes and the late Jim Hebnes of Philipsburg and a nephew of Erma Goffena. The couple will be at home in Bozeman. The wedding replaced the annual Hebnes family reunion for this year.

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

• Winners of the July 9 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Landers, first; Marge Briggs, second; and Marie Smith, low.