Well-child checks, sports physicals offered

Jean Skillman

Livingston HealthCare Shields Valley Clinic has announced it is offering well-child checks and sports physicals for the upcoming school year. Call 578-2222 to schedule an appointment from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through Thursday.

A news release from the clinic relayed the following information:

Well-child checks are more comprehensive exams and the required sports physical paperwork can be completed during the time of your visit. Annual well-child checks are covered by most insurance policies. If your child has already received a physical this year, the cost for a sports physical is $87.

Some insurance policies cover more than one well-child check per year. Check with your insurance provider about your well-child check benefits.

Residents should call the clinic ahead of time and schedule an appointment. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The clinic has copies of the required State of Montana Physical Form; completing this form before your child’s visit would be helpful. 

During your visit, ask to make sure your child’s immunizations records are up to date with the varicella (chickenpox) and pertussis vaccines.

If you have any questions regarding well-child checks or sports physicals, call the clinic at 578-2222. Appointments for well-child checks are offered year round at the clinic


Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie Wilsall Style will start at 6 p.m. with gates opening at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Wilsall Rodeo Grounds. Note that this event is on Friday this year. 

This is Wilsall’s only drive-in movie without cars. The menu includes a prime rib, corn on the cob, potato salad, brownies, lemonade, ice tea, and coffee. Again this year there will be auction fun, live and silent. Admission is $15 per person. 

A gun raffle will be done by selling five pies at auction. Each pie contains a key, but only one key will open the gun case for the winner.

This event is sponsored by the Build a Better Wilsall Foundation.


Upcoming events

• County Commissioner Clint Tinsley will be in Shields Valley Friday, Aug. 5. From 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. he will be at the 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 Shields Valley Farmer’s Market starts at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Holliday Park in Clyde Park. 

• Build a Better Wilsall Foundation meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8,  at the Shields Valley Senior Center in Wilsall.

• The Shields Valley FFA Alumni meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9,  in the Ag room of the high school in Clyde Park. 

• The Shields Valley School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10,  in the Wilsall school Multipurpose Room. 

• Remember, the 17th annual Wilsall Ranch Rodeo is Aug. 12-13. Notice that it is Friday and Saturday this year. Watch next weeks column for more details.


Senior Citizens Board

The Shields Valley Senior Citizens board met Monday morning. It set Saturday, Oct. 22, for the annual Flea Market-Craft Fair-Yard Sale. Anyone wanting to rent a table for the event may call Jean at 578-2570 or Judy at 224-0407.



The following memorials were recently given to the Wilsall Cemetery Fund for Nordie Lennemann from: Bonnie Swandal, Pat Swandal, Stuart Swandal, John Schmock, Nels Swandal, Cindy Swandal, Bill and Sandra Nevin, Ellen David, Jack Keough, Robert and Bonnie Fastje, Suzanne Bohleen, Narissa Keough and June Miller.


Club news

• The Wilsall Vets Club held its monthly potluck meeting and card party at the Shields  Valley Senior Center Monday evening. 

• The Brackett Creek Women’s Club met for a potluck picnic July 27 at the home of Sally Taylor. Lots of good food and visiting was enjoyed by 14 members and one grandchild.



Winners of the Aug. 2 Senior Citizens card party were Jean Landers, first; Betty Burdette, second; and Georgia Hogenson, low.


Guests, visits, reunions

Recent guests of Brad Wilson and Sheila Royston were his sister and husband Vicky and Dave McAlister of Canaan, New Hampshire. While in the area they toured Yellowstone National Park, went hiking and fishing, and visited family and friends, including her mother, Jane Wilson, of Livingston.

Clinton Gee of Three Forks was a weekend guest of his nephew Darrel and wife Arlene Gee.

Erma and Melvin Goffena attended the Hebnes family reunion Saturday at the home of Dot Vieth in East Helena. Nearly 40 folks came from White Sulphur Springs, Livingston, Bozeman, Deer Lodge, Stevensville, Missoula, Philipsburg, Washington and Arizona.

Robbin Armstrong of Orofino, Idaho, traveled to Colorado Spring, Colorado, with her parents, Dennis and Jodi Wilson, and brother Kevin Wilson for the Skalla family reunion. They were among 30 family members attending the event from Wednesday through Sunday.