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Flatwillow Homemakers will start our new year on September 14. At this time, we don’t know who will host our first meeting, but we will keep everyone posted. We will have secret sister revealing and draw for new secret sisters, there will be opportunity table, and we will fill out our program books. I am looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up on all our news. It is still over a month away, but just a little note to remind everyone that it will be here before we know it.

Flatwillow Hall celebrated their 100 year birthday on July 2. We had a potluck meal. The hall furnished the meat, everyone brought their favorite dish. There are great cooks from this area, and we all enjoyed a variety of salads, desserts, appetizers, and snacks. The Neil Hamilton band was there and played from 7:00 until close to midnight. There was a good turn out and it was so fun. In spite of the heat, everyone enjoyed getting together to socialize, dance, and celebrate the Hall’s 100th birthday. Cheers to another 100 years.

This has been a hard summer in a lot of ways for our community. Our entire community said good bye to a loved little guy who always had a smile on his face and looked for the good in everything. Kenyon Stahl was everyone’s little brother, friend, and we will all miss him. Our tears, sympathy and hugs go out to Brad and Helen and family during this hard time. We all love you Kenyon and we will see you again.

Our community also had to say goodbye to Larry Patterson. He passed away on July 15 in Winnett. He had just moved into Winnett and joined seniors a couple of weeks ago. He made friends easily and we all will miss him even though we only knew him a short time. Our hugs go out to Michael and Tracy Taynor for the loss of her dad. He was so excited to be living here close to his family and it was wonderful for her to have dad so close. We send our prayers and sympathy to his family and friends.

School will be starting next month along with practice for football, volleyball, cross country. It will be a new look for our Grass Range/Winnett football season. We are doing a 5 school co-op with DGS. The practice schedules will be given to all the players. Each school will be able to host one home game so we will get to see a game at Grass Range, as well as traveling to Denton, Geyser, and Stanford. Our rural schools are having to co-op more and more as enrollment drops. At least this way, our kids can still play sports. This time we will be teammates instead of rivals when we are with DGS. Let’s hope this heat lets up so the practices and early games aren’t played in such miserable temperatures.

Be sure to notice the beautiful flower pots set out on Main Street of Winnett. Jess Hoge spearheads this project every year with lots of help from local ladies to keep them watered and taken care of. They put out 14-16 large tubs filled with all kinds of colorful flowers. Thank you to Jess for taking on this project and for a great group of ladies that help plant, water, fertilize and deadhead these planters filled with beautiful flowers.

Our 4 H kids have been busy getting their animals ready and all their projects done for the Lewistown Fair. The fair starts next week. It is always a highlight of the summer to head to the fair.

There will be a wedding reception for Braden and Brooke Jolma on August 14 at the city park at 2:00. They were married in Helena on July 17, and this gives all of us that couldn’t make the wedding a chance to see them and wish them well.

Also on August 14 is a 50 year anniversary party for Jack and Marsha Jensen. It will be at Flatwillow Hall. Come out and help them celebrate a wonderful milestone. Congratulations to Jack and Marsha.

There are several events happening in August. The Tasha Keith Memorial Softball Tournament will be August 7-8. There is a booster club poker run set for August 13.

There is not a Relay for Life run in Lewistown anymore, but they want to have an event. It is now the Central Montana Cancer Colors Celebration. You can purchase luminaries 1 for $5 or 6 for $25. There is also a raffle for a quilt, and one for 90 lbs. of pork. The raffle tickets are also 1 for $5 and 6 for $25. The celebration will be August 5 at the Frank Day Park in Lewistown (next to the swimming pool). If you have any questions or would like to purchase luminaries or raffle tickets, contact Kim Tarplee in Winnett or Chris Cooler, the event chair at 538-2200.

Congratulations to Joel and Jayci Odermann on the birth of their baby girl. They named her Kimber Lynn. Welcome to our newest community member.

This has been such a crazy and hard year for everyone. The unrelenting heat just won’t let up. We’ve made it through June and July. Somehow, we all tighten our belts and keep plugging forward. Let’s hope that next month will be cooler and we will have wonderful fall rains. Take care of yourselves and stay cool.


By Raye Anne Lund


June 3- Today’s lunch of chicken alfredo, broccoli, fresh fruit, and rhubarb dessert was enjoyed by twenty-three seniors and seven take-out orders. Donna L. was gone today so Dellie conducted the meeting.

Thank you to Russ, Luann, Steve, and Ginger for all their work with bingo. They organized it and kept everyone informed. They were able to donate $1000.00 to the Winnett swimming pool. Bingo will start up again in September. We look forward to everyone coming out to enjoy an afternoon of visiting and playing bingo.

Patti told about the RSVP appreciative dinner to be held on June 18. It will be at the Musselshell County Senior Center in Roundup. If anyone would like to go, please let Patti know. Seniors will pay for your dinner ticket. You need to sign up by June 10 so they can get a head count.

Ginger brought in rhubarb for anyone to take home. Thank you. The Winnett Lions Club is wanting to put together a directory with everyone’s updated addresses. Let any Lions member know your new address and they will get it put into our new community directory.

Butch mentioned that everyone needs to determine a lot of things prior to moving to the Petroleum Co. Community Center. We need to decide furniture arrangement, day and times for our meetings, card and game arrangement, bingo days and times. We also need to set rent payment for days of senior use, who is responsible for cleaning the senior center. We all need to get these ideas put in writing in a contract with the PCCC. This is not an exhaustive list. Anyone that has a concern or request can add to the list. We just want a written contract that documents everything so there will no questions or problems down the road.

Ralph won the 50/50 for $8. Sylvia celebrated her 82nd birthday. Congratulations to Ralph, and Happy Birthday to Sylvia. Everyone sang Happy Birthday to Sylvia. She is such a blessing to all of us. Lee I. told a “don’t mess with seniors” joke. It was funny and so true.

June 10 - The menu was pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, with strawberry poke cake for dessert. This is all the information I have for this day. It sounds like a delicious lunch!

June 17- Twenty-two seniors and eleven take-out orders enjoyed lunch of taco soup with toppings, fruit salad, fresh rolls, and a variety of cookies for dessert.

Donna L. would like to have a brief board meeting after lunch next week. Please all board members try to attend.

Senior newsletters are here. They are available to pick up by everyone. Vicki and Florence from Area II were here today. There is information in the newsletter on the robo calls that everyone is receiving. If you don’t know the number, do not answer the call. If the same number calls over and over again, let Area II in Roundup know and they will check it out.

Vicki does have information on the robo calls. There is also a food program to receive boxes of food. There is an Alzheimers support program to help find resources for care givers and any assistance available. They also received a grant for computer training for Alzheimers or Dementia. Contact Area II for any information and or help needed. They can help you find out what you need and where to go to get it.

Please fill out the Medicare survey that Patti passed out. Ginger brought in lettuce and rhubarb for anyone to take.

Gary won the 50/50 for $7. Luann is still looking for pictures of any activities that you held at Flatwillow Hall. Please bring them in next week so she can put together a collage to have at the hall during the 100 year celebration.

The RSVP dinner is tomorrow night. All of those that made reservations, be sure and go. Brenda Brady will be here next week to update us on the construction of the PCCC. Lori Olson has a big box of pictures at the library that she would like to bring down to seniors and have everyone look through them to add names or identify who they are. She will be here next week.

Sharon Martin gave an update on her granddaughter and great grandkids.

June 24 - This is our birthday celebration lunch. We had oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes with milk gravy, salad, cranberries, birthday cupcakes and ice cream. There were twenty-eight members and ten take-out meals today. Thank you to Tammie Starkjohann for the delicious cupcakes.

Gary and Linda gave a report on the RSVP dinner. Gary, Linda, Ralph, Carol Ann, Jim, and Melody all went to the dinner. Ralph, Carol Ann, and Melody all won a door prize. There were approximately ninety people at the dinner. Mike Morgan was the entertainment. He sang for everyone. There was also a speaker who spoke about his grandfather who homesteaded just outside of Livingston. He drove a pair of horses with colts from south of Roundup all the way to Livingston. Must have been quite a journey back in the homestead days.

Brenda Brady gave a report on the community center. She had a hand out of “pre construction” work to be done. Plus, she gave a list of projects and their projected timeline.

There will be a board meeting right after lunch. Donna L. won the 50/50 for $8.

Services for Connie Nesheim will be at Flatwillow Cemetery at 10:00 July 2. Her ashes will be interred in the cemetery and there will be a short service.


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