The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Arcylle Shaw
Contributing Writer 

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August 2, 2017

REMEMBER: The Annual Granny Yates Picnic is this coming Sunday at Pass Creek Community Center, North of Belgrade. Join the family for visiting and family search. Lunch will be at 1:00 pm.

Pat Watson Parker recently passed away and she was one of many 100’s of descendants of Granny. Pat grew up on a ranch on the North Boulder, went to grade school at Eureka (most of you would call it Millegan Canyon) and graduated from Whitehall High School. While going to High School she lived with the Berry’s, her grandparents. She married Monte Parker, raised three sons and spent her life ranching. She loved her motorcycle and went on several excursions with her cousin, Terry Murphy. Cancer wouldn’t allow her any more motorcycle trips, but she lived life to the fullest! Pastor Morningstar shared with those attending her funeral that because Pat had trusted Jesus Christ as her Savior she was experiencing real living in the presence of Jesus. In I John 5:13 we can ‘know’ that we have eternal life. “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.”

Down the road a ways there is a mailbox with a Green Bay Packers helmet on top. I think there might be a ‘war’ going on. Jerry and Esther Lince who live live next door have their mailbox painted in the Minnesota Vikings colors. It is expected that at 222 Hwy 369 a Dallas Cowboys helmet will grace the mailbox.

At ‘Lucy’s Corner’ going up the South Boulder, there is a new house going up. Chris Schmidt is in the process of erecting living quarters on the same property that he rents another dwelling to Brian Cole. Chris, in the past has been involved with Indiana University’s Field Station farther up the South Boulder, but plans to enjoy Montana once again.

Thanks to Donna Lehman Edwards, the class of 1957 had a place to gather to celebrate graduation 60 years ago. Legends served great breakfasts to those who made the effort to meet and greet friends and classmates. Many of them gathered at the Museum for the Gabfest and found other schoolmates that were coming and going during the afternoon. Information was gleaned from former Cardwell/Whitehall students and will be used as plans for the 100-year celebration of the Cardwell School continue.

Please read the reports in this paper from Catherine Ellerton about the activities at the Museum. Frontier Days was great! The Amazing Race participants were serious competitors. Arlene Weber’s guiding the History Tours got very positive reviews. Have a blessed week!


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