Halkirk rodeo families honoured

Work in full swing - Construction of the new water reservoir southwest of Halkirk is progressing fast with the project completion in the scheduled time line a strong possibility.

Doan and Sherry Jamieson, Maxine and Bob Baird and Dean and Don Coulthard were among the guests on Saturday evening when Canadian Professional Rodeo Association inducted two members of the Doan family into the Hall of Fame. Gordon Doan was bareback champion in 1945 and Canadian all-round and bareback in 1946. Maxine Baird made the presentation to Gordon’s widow Lydia Doan (93) from Red Deer. Present were Gordon’s daughter Hazel from Montana and son Wayne from Red Deer and other relatives. Fred Duke made the presentation to Phil Doan of Castor. Phil was steer wrestling champion in 1973. In 1974 he was the all-round Canadian champion. Attending were Phil’s wife Jane and children, Bart, Tyler and Heather as well as his siblings Melva, Patsy, Merle, Bernie and Donna and other relatives. The Doan story is on p.193 and rodeo stats on p.60 of Halkirk Home Fires.

Our Mother Teresa students are to be congratulated on raising $892 for cancer research at the Terry Fox run last week.

Five jr. high students participated (and did very well) in CWAJHAA cross- country races in Red Deer on Thursday.

Congratulations to Troy and Dianna Walgenbach on the birth of an 8lb 10oz baby girl, Hayley Lee, born on Oct. 12 in Stettler hospital. This is the first grandchild for Rhonda Walgenbach and the first great-grand baby for Ken and Kathy Muncy.

Our congratulations to newly weds Crystal Schellenberg and Will Oickle, who were married on Oct. 9th in the Stettler United Church. Crystal and Will make their home in Halkirk.

We send our sympathies out to Dora Morasch and members of the Strome families on the passing of their brother Wes on Oct. 8 in Red Deer.

Don and Ruby Neilson from Olds and Ruby’s son Jim Stone were recent visitors with Anne Neilson, Bert, Cindy and family. While here, they visited with Paul and Joyce Neilson and Rose and George High in Castor and Jim continued on to Consort to visit with family over there.

Jacquie and Paul Dietrich attended Paul’s nephew’s wedding in Calgary on Saturday, then spent Thanksgiving with Jacquie’s daughter and family in Calgary.

Mary Stewart spent the Thanksgiving weekend with brother Ross and Pat Stewart in Red Deer.

Walley and Linda Lemann has Linda’s son Troy Sipperley from Campbell River spending a few days with them.

Melody and Dale Kent and grandson Rob Kent of Red Deer spent Thanksgiving with Ward and Pat Adair of Ardosson.

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