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Halkirk seniors start seasonal activities

On Sept. 18, the seniors hosted the first potluck of the season.

The seniors met at the Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for their first potluck of the season followed by a meeting with a good-sized crowd attending. Bingo has commenced and is held every other Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with the next one scheduled for Oct. 10. Floor curling will resume shortly and the centre has several event bookings this fall.

Nomination day was held across Alberta on Sept. 18. Two nominations, Sherry Jamieson and Dale Kent, were received out of three needed for councillor by the Village office. One position remains open at the time of writing.

Erika Grice has been aclaimed as school trustee representing our area with the Clearview school division. An election will be held in Ward 4 at the Halkirk Senior Centre for incumbent Doreen Blumhagen and Ken Wilkie. In Ward 3, Jody Anderson and Stan Schulmeister are running. Voting for Divisions 2, 3 and 5 will be held at the Municipal Admin office in Castor. Polling stations are open from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m.

We extend a very belated welcome to Danny and Lorisa McAlister who have purchased the former Jim Creasey farm. Lorisa is the daughter of Morris and Lorna Schilling. This young couple have been living south of town since the new year.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Randy Duncan who passed away on Sept. 19 in Coronation. A private family service was held at the Halkirk Cemetary. Randy was a long time grain buyer with the Alberta Wheat Pool.

Our community extends sympathy to Jim and Jeanette Schaffner whose daughter, Cheryl Almas, passed away on Sept. 2 in Red Deer. Services were held on Sept. 9 in Ponoka. The Schaffner family were part of the Lauderdale community until they retired to Castor.

Word has been received on the passing of Erika Siebel from Airdrie. Her husband, Horst, arrived in Halkirk in Jan. 1962 from Saskchewan in charge of the electrical work on the dragline, which was shipped, piece by piece, from Squaw Rapids, Sk. Erika and family arrived in March and they left in September of the same year. They returned in 1965, with Horst as the electrical superintendent at the mine and stayed until 1968. The family lived in Emil and Sarah Cordel’s yard. The Siebel family moved to Fort McMurray and retired to Airdrie in 1995. Dennis and Doris Cordel and Deirdre Muncy attended the funeral on Saturday.

Lowell Berry had his kids and grandkids around at the weekend to help him celebrate his 92nd birthday. And on Monday, his siblings, Warren and Eileen from Red Deer and Norma and Ray Nims from Stettler took him out for lunch. Happy birthday Lowell.

Happy birthday to Barbara Schilling who celebrated her 94th birthday on Sept. 17. The family took her out for brunch and then served cake to her friends at her home in Paragon.

It’s duck and goose hunting season in our area and Dave and Linda Chick have a houseful. Kathy and Greg Gabert, Brady and Katy Gabert from Rocky Mountain House, Robin Gabert and Mitchel Rabbit of Calgary are all hunting here this week. There isn’t a lot of hunters in the area this year.

Paul and Jacquie Dietrich were in High Prairie last weekend at the senior passive games. Paul brought home a bronze medal in Euchre while Jacquie competed in cribbage.

Commencing Oct. 18, winter hours at the Transfer Station are Wednesdays, from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.

doranley@telus.net

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