Valley Journal
Valley Journal

St. Ignatius



By Dave Basta  

POLSON — Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes - small, large, circle, square, thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust and extra toppings. 

The veterans’ representative will be here on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon. 

Also on Sept. 19, commodities will be sorted and bagged. Pick them up after 1 p.m. 

There has been some interest in starting a knitting club. If you are interested, please call us at 406-883-4735. 

Tuesday’s Bridge games resulted in Max placing first again withBennye Kingsley placing second. Friday’s action saw Twyla Shear first and Rosemary McLean second. 

One of our Bridge players, Bob Gorsuch, is moving to Oregon. We wish Bob and Doris good luck and we will miss them. They’ve both been good supporters of our senior community. 

A special thank you goes to Gene and Alice Johnson for their tireless efforts in conducting the Bingo games on Friday nights.

Thanks also go to Larry Alter, Chuck Adams and Ben for helping with the calling of numbers. 

The lunch menu for the coming week: 

—  Thursday, Sept. 14: meatloaf, baked potato 

—  Friday, Sept. 15: homemade pizza 

—  Monday, Sept. 18: burger mac soup 

—  Tuesday, Sept.19: enchiladas, refried beans 

—  Wednesday, Sept. 20: hashbrown-bake, link sausage 

All meals include vegetables and a dessert 

Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.




By Retta Hamlin

RONAN — Well the smoke is really hanging in there. We are suffering more each day from it. And the news from other parts of our country isn’t much better. There is suffering and loss in all directions, we all need to stop each day and think about our fellow man and think if there is anything we can do for family, friends or neighbors. Kindness is often free and it can mean the world to someone who is going through his or her own private hell. We need to set a goal for ourselves to try to do one act of kindness every day even if it is just to smile at someone who is down. Smiles are free and it is hard not to return a smile when you are given one. 

Next week’s menu is: 

—  Wednesday, Sept. 13: sub sandwiches, sides and dessert

—  Thursday, Sept. 14: pork roast dinner served as the evening meal with potatoes, vegetables, fruit, dinner rolls, dessert

—  Friday, Sept. 15: cook’s choice

—  Monday, Sept. 18: we are celebrating our “senior of the year,” George Stonehocker with pizza, salad and dessert

—  Wednesday, Sept.20: chicken and spinach fettuccine, garlic toast, vegetables, dessert

The foot clinic will be held at the center on Wednesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. The center is looking for a driver to deliver meals five days a week. If you are interested call the center at 406-676-2371. 

I saw a posting on the Internet the other day, which fits our area right now. It showed a rainbow and it said “We found out what is at the end of the rainbow and it is more precious than gold,” and it showed a picture of a firefighter at the end of the rainbow. We all need to take a moment each day and say a prayer for our firefighters. They leave their families safe at home and put their lives on the line to help save our lives and property. They are owed a huge debt of gratitude. We are complaining about the smoke but just think what they are dealing with.


St. Ignatius


Betsy Corbitt

ST. IGNATIUS — A three legged dog walks into a bar and says, “I’m looking for the guy that shot my paw.”

The quilters will be in the center on Monday from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The foot clinic will be on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon. Please call the center at 406-745-4462 to make your appointment.  

Commodities will be here on Sept. 19 and available for pickup after 2 p.m.

Neighborhood Watch group will meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.

Valley Bank is still selling quilt raffle tickets for 1$ each or six for $5$. All proceeds go to the Boys and Girls club of Lake County and the Flathead Indian Reservation. The winner will be announced on Sept. 15. 

We are still accepting bids on a 23-foot gabled roof to be installed on the south side of our building. This will include the cleanup of the old existing porch. The successful bidder must have an independent contractor certificate. Bids can be picked up in the front entry way of the center or to receive a bid by mail please call the center.

The food pantry is still looking for volunteers to work Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., if you are interested please call 406-745-0057.

Flu shots will be available on Oct. 4 starting at 4p.m.

We will have an indoor yard sale Oct. 9-13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All donations 

are appreciated. A bake sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Meals can be delivered to qualified seniors; please call the center for more information.

Bingo is played after almost every lunch.

Our menu:

—  Friday, Sept. 15: taco salad 

—  Tuesday, Sept. 19:  tuna casserole 

—  Wednesday, Sept. 20: evening meal - meatloaf at 5:30 p.m.

—  Friday, Sept. 22: spaghetti 

—  Tuesday, Sept. 26:  hamburger gravy with biscuits

Our menu is subject to change.

Please remember that everyone is welcome at the St. Ignatius Senior Center.

You do not have to be a senior citizen to join us for lunch or dinner.

Thank you firefighters, one and all.


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