Students receive bikes for reading participation

Photo by Jean Skillman

Shields Valley elementary students who won bikes last week are, from left, kindergartener Desirae Herron, firstgrader Avery Watson, second-grader Tayla Roberts, and third-grader Henry Petersen.

Books for Bikes reading program for Shields Valley Elementary School students in kindergarten through sixth grade was Feb. 6 - 20 and is sponsored by the Masonic Lodge of Wilsall and the


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Women of Wilsall. 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 13,230 minutes this year while fourth through sixth grade read for a total of 20,300 minutes.

Awards were given Feb. 20 at the Shields Valley Elementary School in Wilsall. Bike winners were: kindergarten, Desirae Herron; first grade, Avery Watson; second grade, Tayla Roberts; third grade, Henry Petersen; fourth grade, Ismay Johnstone; fifth grade, Arlo Shaw; and sixth grade, Miles Orr.

Gift certificates given for most minutes read went to second graders Andrew Long, Bodie Bullard and Sierra Wilcox; and sixth graders Reagan Long, Ava Burkes and Remy Sexton.

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.


• County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will be in Shields Valley Friday, March

2. 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.

• Shields River Lutheran Women’s monthly Bible Study meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at the church in Wilsall.

• A bridal shower for Markie Hoffman, daughter of Mark and Vicky Hoffman and bride-elect of Kelly Murley, is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, a the Wilsall Community Church. They are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

• The Wilsall Wranglers 4-H meeting is at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Wilsall School multipurpose room.

Shields River Lutheran Church in Wilsall is holding Lenten worship with soup suppers every Thursday at 6 p.m. through March 22

• Women of Shields River Lutheran Church are doing missions quilting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the home of Patti Hoyem. They will be cutting blocks and sewing quilt tops to get a jump start on the quilt making week next January.


Shields Valley Star Students for February are: kindergarten-Angelica Blackcrow and Charli Johnson; first grade-Brycen Hogenson and Hayden Mugnier; second grade-Lydia McDuffie and Kendall Mosley; third grade-Kyla Mather, Avery Murley and Everly Sarrazin; fourth grade-Robbie Anderson and Trinity Armstrong; fifth grade-Arlo Shaw; sixth grade-Cheyenne Danielson and Eli Johnson.

Club notes

Brackett Creek Women’s Club met Feb. 21 at the home of Rosemary Newman with seven members and one guest present. Before and after the meeting they enjoyed sharing stories. Canceled stamps and box tops were collected. They discussed the need for local causes they might do. Emily Kemp presented an informative program on the work of Haven.

The March 21 meeting will be at the home of Tess Jones. Chocolate coffee cake was served. Rosemary Newman gave samples of a barley drink. Judy Watson won the two herb plants door prize.


• The Clyde Park Bridge Club met Feb. 21 at Clyde Park Tavern and Cafe. with Sharon Jones as hostess. Prize winners were Kathy DeBoer, high; and Penny Arnold, bingo.

• The Cottonwood Pinochle Club met Feb. 21 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church Hall. It was hosted by Terry Sarrazin and Joyce Keyes. Skip McIlhattan won men’s high prize and Bill Sager, men’s low. Shirley Sager won women’s high prize and Alice Hartman, women’s low. The door prize went home with Rosie Queen.

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

• Winners of the Feb. 27 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Skillman, first; Marie Smith, second; and Georgia Hogenson, low.