Alberta has gone from an overabundance of snow and a long winter to old, dry grass being exposed to the elements, while the new grass is slow to grow.
Rain in the forecast keeps being pushed back.
A huge cloud of black smoke pushed into the sky last week as witnessed by drivers on Highway 12, just west of Erskine. Joe Gendre’s shop had caught fire and burned to the ground. Fire crews were able to put the big blaze out and some of the farmyard and house were saved.
The Mother’s Day IOOF pancake breakfast was a huge hit last Sunday. Many people came out for great food and company.
The Hank Boer fun run mini-marathon takes place Thursday at the Erskine School. It’s a fundraiser for the Stollery’s Children Hospital. A presentation to the hospital is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the school.
At 2 p.m., the elementary students will run the mini-marathon around the village of Erskine and back to the school.
The regional 4-H beef show and sale is scheduled Monday and Tuesday at the Stettler Agriplex.
This Friday is a school holiday, as is Victoria Day on Monday.
The Erskine School Grade 9 farewell is set for May 29, while William E. Hay Composite High School stages its graduation May 25 in Stettler.
— Erskine Enquirer