Local residents help Habitat for Humanity mission

Darrell and Joanne Howe, accompanied by Basil and Christine Nichols, recently returned from two weeks in the rural area of My Tho

Darrell and Joanne Howe, accompanied by Basil and Christine Nichols, recently returned from two weeks in the rural area of My Tho in Southern Vietnam.

They were travelling with a team of 13 people from across Canada with Habitat for Humanity. They built a brick house for a Vietnamese family. Weather was hot and working conditions were difficult.

They were able to tour Mekong Delta and the city of Ho Chi Minh.

The Howes also travelled to Malaysia for five days, during which time they visited with Joanne’s nephew.

Ten-year-old Brody Baird was picked to play competitive baseball with a Tier 3 team out of Heisler this spring. The Heisler Junior Cardinals played provincial playoffs in Edmonton two weekends ago.

The team won all four of their games against Fort McMurray, Innisfail, Fort Saskatchewan and the final against Camrose. Brody was chosen player of the game in the final. A pat on the back to the aptly named coach, Mickey Heisler, and his gold-medal team. Congratulations, Brody. His parents, TJ and Kendra, were in Edmonton to cheer on the team.

Kathy Muncy and family took their annual fishing trip to Cow Lake, near Rocky Mountain House, recently. While there, the family celebrated Kathy’s special birthday. It was a wonderful surprise for Kathy. Keith, Abbi and family left Tuesday for their home in Midland, Texas.

Congratulations to Micheal and Bonnie Bueno on the safe arrival of their son, Jacob Micheal Scott, born on Aug. 1 in Red Deer and weighing in at seven pounds and 11 ounces. Proud grandparents are Harold and Louise Stranquist. Jacob has a big brother, Steven.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Howard Jackson from the Paintearth area. He passed away Thursday morning in Castor.

Mel and Dale Kent spent last weekend at their annual get-together with Mel’s siblings, camping at Rosalind. Nine of the 11 siblings were able to attend.

Wow — the first Halkirk Wind farm windmill went up last Wednesday, and it’s a site to behold.

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