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

By Arcylle Shaw
Contributing Writer 



September 20, 2017

An enthusiastic group met to get the Cardwell 100th Anniversary celebration plans started. The Cardwell School has been reserved for August 4, 2018 to commemorate this milestone. With the date secured, the work finding former students and getting other arrangements made, will be the big push. Other volunteers are welcome to join the work.

The Cardwell School Board considered policies and budgets during the regular meeting. The budget was approved as well as the request to reserve the school for the 100th anniversary celebration next August.

As regular as clock work, the Whitehall Pinochle Club meets at the Senior Center. Hostess, Gladys Ballard, gave prizes to Lucile Buchanan for High, Carol Tichenor, Second, Florence Weyer, Low and Pinochle to Erv Hedegaard, who also was a guest. Evie Ellis was also a guest. Joyce Held will hostess next time.

Congratulations and Welcome should be extended to Renee Lewton. She became a U.S. citizen on September 11, 2017! Her Mother-in-law, Dawn, attended the ceremony in Casper, Wyoming. Becoming a citizen takes a long time. Twenty-two others from numerous other countries also pledged their allegiance to the U.S.A. It was an emotional experience for Renee, as well as the rest of her family. She will retain her citizenship in New Zealand and have dual citizenship.

Gail Fouts , Amade Susie Huckaba’s birthday a real treat by coming ‘home’ for a few days and taking Susie and myself to lunch at the Pepper Tree in Whitehall. Janice Carmody, Karen Schulz, Afton Fell, and Dixie Rennie completed the group. Afton and Dixie are Susie’s sisters. Gail is like a sister to them, spending parts of her school years at their home so her parents, Frank and Dorothy Shaw, could finish the time on the Madison needed to care for the cattle.

Mary Armstong was so excited about her 50th class reunion in Livingston! Of the 165 graduates in the class of 1967, 39 had passed away and 76 attended the festivities held at the Fair Grounds. Along with making connections with old friends and classmates, historic tours were part of the weekend. Highlighting the celebration was a prime rib dinner. Mary said that until that dinner, there wasn’t time to eat - too much fun re-connecting with those that she hadn’t seen for a very long time. It was exhausting, but worth every minute. There is talk of another reunion in 5 years.

A last reminder that the Concert at the Star Theater on Sept. 23, 2017 will be worth listening to. It is at 7pm and there is no charge. This evening has been arranged by Dave Parker, featuring professional and recording artists from out of state. On Sunday, this group, along with Dave will be leading the worship at the Cardwell Church. Before that begins, at 9:30 there will be a Round=up Breakfast for anyone that enjoys good food. Randy and Bev Kirk are heading up that part of the morning. The menu is tantalizing! If you need more information or have questions, call the Kirks at 406-225-3165.

“The stronger the winds, the deeper the roots, and the longer the winds, the more beautiful the tree.” A quote from Chuck Swindoll. “As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6, 7


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