Elks’ annual oyster fry and white elephant sale was held last Saturday with a very large crowd enjoying roast beef and oysters. Dick and Ann Creasey were the auctioneer and recorder for the event doing a great job as usual.
Once again, Halkirk residents will have to travel to receive their influenza shots. Clinics are to be held in Castor Oct. 26from 1 to 7 p.m. and in Stettler on Oct. 27 and 28, also from 1 to 7 p.m. These are free clinics available to all Albertans over six months of age.
Mother Teresa School hosted a jr. high dance on Friday evening. Fifty plus young people from Gus Wetter, Brownfield andCoronation joined the Halkirk students for fun time. Teacher Mike Courtney along with parents Alison Schauer, TaraShilling, Cynthia Perry and Sandra Johnson provided the supervision.
A course on how to use a defibrillator machine was held on Thursday night at the seniors’ centre. Marty Rowland was the instructor. A defibrillator is located at the seniors’ centre during the winter months and there is also one at the hall.
Former Halkirk students playing with the Gus Wetter senior volleyball teams are Liam Grice, McGuire Kent, Simon Muncy andLeif Neufeld on the boys’ team with Tiana Gamroth and Haley Grice on the girls’ team. The boys played in Eckville and the girls in Edmonton this weekend.
Our sympathy is extended to the Chick families on the passing of Glen Chick in Stettler on Oct. 11. A gravesite service and interment to be held on Oct. 24 at the Gadsby cemetery.
Condolences to Les and Linda (Morlock) Volker of Botha on the passing of Linda’s son, Neil Clarkson. A graveside service was held on Oct. 19 in Edson. Neil, who spent his school years in town, is survived by one son, Dailyn.
Word has been received on the passing of Frank Nelson in an accident in Ontario. Frank lived in the Peggy Green house for a short time.
Harold and Velma Chick accompanied by daughters Connie and Delores attended the induction ceremony of Harold’s brother, Charlie, into the Cowboys Hall of Fame in Calgary on Saturday. All of Charlie’s family and brother Frank Chick also attended.
Dan and Clara Fowler accompanied by Dan’s sister, Dixie and hubby Steve Kossowan from Cochrane recently returned from a five week bus tour of Europe, traveling to London, England (changing of the guard; ride on the London eye), to France (Eiffel tower; Dieppe; Lourdes ), Spain, Italy (Rome; the Coliseum; Vatican; leaning tower of Pisa, St. Marks square in Venice;Pompii), Austria ( Eagles nest near Salzburg ), Switzerland, Germany, Holland (Amsterdam) and Belgium. Tour included other sites and attractions plus many cathedrals all through Europe; a trip of a lifetime.
Coming up: Nov. 1 – Community fall turkey supper and all the trimmings organized by the Elks at 4 p.m.; Dec. 6 – Elks’ annual Breakfast with Santa.