Flatwillow News

Flatwillow Homemakers held their first meeting of the year on Sept. 12. Raye Anne Lund hosted the group. It was a picnic type meal (held inside). There were hot dogs, and everyone brought salads and desserts. A double celebration was held; one for the beginning of a new year, and the other to say goodbye to summer and welcome to fall. There were 11 members present and two absent.

August birthdays celebrated were Luann Knutson, Jean Cook and Donna Lund. Our lone September birthday was Melody Whitcher. Happy birthday to all.

The thought for the day was Matthew 6:25-34. With all the fires, hurricanes, natural disasters and negative coming out of all the news, the thought from the Bible was not to worry; God is in control. Roll call was answered with what you did on the Fourth of July.

Under old business, Bonnie showed ideas for the group quilt we want to make. After much discussion, a plan was decided. She will give each person a 12-inch square of material, hemmed and ready to go. Each person will design their own square. Melody and Bonnie volunteered their time and efforts to help us put together a Homemaker quilt for 2017-2018.

Our program consisted of filling out our booklets, revealing secret sisters and drawing for new secret sisters.

Arlene reported that Millie Gregoire passed away in May. She always came to our meetings when they were held at Arlene or Sandi’s home. She was a good friend to Arlene and through our group, she became a good friend to all of us. We will miss her.

Donna L. won the blind pig prize.

Our October meeting will be on Oct. 12 at Linda Gershmel’s home. Roll call will be answered with your favorite thing about fall.

Everyone bid on the opportunity table. It was fun getting back together after our summer break.

Sandi drove from Billings and brought Arlene, and picked up Florence in Roundup. Linda Gershmel, Luann Knutson, Jean Cook, Bonnie Moore, Ginger Moore, Lillian Moore and Donna Lund were all here.

Central Montana Health District will be in Winnett on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4 and 5 for the flu shot clinic. They will be at the Winnett School on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. They will be at the Winnett Senior Center on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Everyone is welcome and if one day works better than another, you can get a flu shot either day.

Homecoming was Sept. 23. Homecoming royalty was Prince Caleb Hess, Princess Mattea Tucek, King Christopher Campbell and Queen Taylor Stahl. Congratulations to all of you.

The volleyball and football teams played Roy/Winifred Outlaws. Both our volleyball and football teams were victorious in their games. Our cross-country team also competed. They were in Malta two weeks ago and again in Havre last week. They are also doing well.

Winnett Shamrock 4-H group will meet Sunday afternoon Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. in the kindergarten classroom at the school. If you are interested in being in a 4-H club, meeting with friends, doing fun activities and working on projects, give them a call. They have lots of fun while learning. For more information, contact Tara Jolma at 429-5121.

The annual Winnett bazaar will be held again on Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the school gym, the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Santa will be there. If you would like to participate and have a booth at the bazaar, contact Sue McKenna at 429-2121. There is a fee for each spot. We had an excellent turnout last year and hope to be even better this year.

The fifth/sixth-grade class will be heading off to Yellowstone Park for their week of learning and exploring the Park. They leave Monday morning, Oct. 2. A couple of Park rangers who will lead them on hikes and teach about the wildlife, and how interaction with people, nature, and other manmade ideas can affect the whole Park. It is always a fun time for the students and chaperones and a wonderful hands-on learning experience.

Congratulations to Ashley Kiehl and Andrew Gould. They were married on Saturday, Sept. 30. The beautiful ceremony was held at the bride’s family ranch here in Petroleum County. The weather cooperated for the outdoor ceremony. It was a lovely fall setting. Afterward the supper and dance were held in their barn that was beautifully decorated.

In the last couple of weeks, the whole state received much-needed and welcome rain. Some areas already have snow, but everywhere is getting some precipitation. Here at our ranch south of Winnett, we had a little over 3 inches of rain. I know others around here received at least that. It may not sound like much, but to us, it is priceless. Hope everyone is getting lots of much-needed rain, and that the moisture keeps coming. Fall is here and the cooler weather helps everyone.

Please be careful and safe out there. Hunting season is here; school kids are going to and from school, to and from sports or extracurricular activities and deer are hanging out in the road ditches.

Have a good week and see you next week.

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