Shell News: Garden club plans annual plant exchange

Jade Smith

\“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light on, to bring you luck, happiness and riches today, tomorrow and beyond.” — Irish Blessing
Fourteen women attended the Shell Valley Women’s Coffee at the home of hostess Judie Deepe on April 4. Those attending: Sherie Barber, Mary Whaley, Joan Mackey, Karen Hayes, Bette Neal, Jade Smith, Irbi Nelson, Diane Henrich, Monnette Wilcox, Myrna Good, Lee Leavitt, Patty Harrington, Anna Graham-Lindeen and Judie Deepe.
Sherie Barber will host the next coffee on Thursday, May 2, at the home of Karen Hayes. The coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends about 11:00 a.m. Karen lives at 1470 U.S. Highway 14, west of Shell. Watch for a bright green kid figure with orange flag and a coffee sign on the drive entrance. Parking is limited, but handicapped access is available behind the house. All Shell Valley area women are encouraged to join this great group for an enjoyable morning. Be sure to invite a friend to join the fun.
The Wild Roses Garden Club will hold its annual plant exchange at the home of Linda Reed on Thursday, May 9. Be sure to bring any plants, seeds, bulbs, etc., you would like to share. It is always fun to go home with some new addition to your garden, plus you can thin out those plants you don’t want anymore. Linda lives at 3191 Road 40 1/2 off Trapper Creek Road. For more information, give Linda a call at 765-4318. The exchange begins at 12:30 p.m. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Hope to see you there.
The Shell Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets beginning soon and continuing through the summer. The winning ticket will be drawn during Margaritaville at the Shell Hall this fall. All the profits support our firefighters and EMTs, who are always there when someone needs them.    
The Big Horn Basin Dinosaur and Geoscience Museum will hold a series of lectures this summer at the Greybull Public Library, beginning at 6 p.m. next Monday, April 29. It is exciting to see the plans for our own museum finally unfolding. It will be worth your time to attend and learn about not only the progress of the museum, but also about the many aspects of geoscience from experts in the field.
Deepest sympathy to Della Rainer and her family, who are mourning the loss of husband and father Ray Rainer. The Rainers have been active members of the Shell community during their time here and Ray will be missed by all who knew him.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers, grandmothers and great grands. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful day.
Congratulations to the Shell community graduates, both those graduating from GHS or college. You have all contributed to making our lives in the Shell Valley special. As you continue on the next adventure in life, don’t forget to come “home” as often as you can. You will be missed and always remember you are part of this community.
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