Big Knife club delivers speeches, presentations

Thankfully, Sunday’s storm was one of the shortest on record for our area.

Thankfully, Sunday’s storm was one of the shortest on record for our area. In and around Gadsby, it started about 6:30 a.m. and ended 10 a.m. My kind of storm!

Dewey and Joanne Hoopfer are back from a 24-day holiday in the Dominican Republic, where they had a marvelous time.

Hazel and Dave Thomas had word that their daughter, Sue, is in Nepal and on a trek to the base of Mount Everest.

Congratulations to Joel and Kerri Shepherd on the birth of their baby girl, Ella Dawn, on Feb. 28. Proud grandparents are Rick and Debbie Shepherd, Rodney and Karen Norman; and great-grandparents are Lawrence Clarke, Charlie and Aleta Cassidy, Arnie Norman and Louise Shepherd. Mom and baby are doing well.

Gordie Jackson, as well as Bill and Joyce Hansel, helped Frank Dahlgren celebrate his birthday on Wednesday evening. Joyce brought the cake, but not sure how many candles!

Then on Saturday, the Kobi family brought Chinese supper and cake for Frank and Eleanor. They were pleased to see Richard home from Calgary and very happy to hear he made it home late Saturday night before the big storm there.

Big Knife 4-H public speaking was held Sunday, with the following results: In junior, Tori Brower placed first, Taylor Kobi second; intermediate: Megan Kobi was first and Shayna Brower second; and in senior: Dillon Montpellier was first.

In the presentation category, the results were: junior, together, Steele Nichols and Austin Jacobson earned a first; intermediate: Keyona Derr placed first and Junae Ventnor second; senior: Shayla Derr earned first, and together Kyle Foot and Joseph Ventnor were second.

Congratulations to all who participated, and to the winners who will go on to district finals, good luck!

Betty Hadwin drove to Drayton Valley on Wednesday to visit with daughter Janet and Dale and family, who were getting their new house delivered from Minnesota via Manitoba! Lots of excitement and picture-taking.

Sympathies go out to Mary Ann (Rowles) Russell on the passing of her husband, Larry Russell, on Feb. 27. Also to Mary Ann’s daughters, Sandra, Wendy, Angela and Trish. Mary Ann and Larry have resided in Fleet for many years. At the request of Larry, there will be no formal funeral service.

The next bingo will be March 16; cash and ham. The loonie pot will start at $50 plus.

A reminder, if you wish to participate in the annual May garage sale, please contact myself at 403-574-2442. It’s held in the Botha Hall. Set-up is May 1; sale runs May 2, 3 and 4.

— GADSBY/WESTWOODS


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