Low attendance at Elks district meeting in Halkirk

District deputy Dale Kent conducted the Elks’ district meeting in Halkirk on Saturday afternoon with representation from the Hanna, Castor and Halkirk lodges in attendance. Round table discussions were held due to the small group present.

Remembrance Day services were held at the school on Tuesday giving the students the chance to listen to a veteran speak about their experiences in a war. Parent- teacher interviews were held Tuesday evening and the students and teachers enjoyed a four day weekend.

Congratulations to Chuck and Jean Schilling, who celebrated their 40 wedding anniversary with a bus trip to Branson, Missouri. They were gone for two busy weeks and had a great time.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Dave Vincett, who passed away on Nov. 4 in Edmonton. Dave is married to Alice Wiltse and they farmed south of Halkirk in the 60s and 70s. They had five children and nine grandchildren. Services were held in Galahad on Friday.

We extend get well wishes to Rose McColman, who is a patient in the Castor hospital, following a stint in Red Deer hospital.

Derek Brodersen, son of David and Jill, left on Nov. 6 to begin 13 weeks of basic training with the Canadian Armed Forces in St. Jean, Quebec. St. Jean is about 50 kms from Montreal.

The Dan Fowler rink with sons Justin, Dean and Lee and son in law Steve as a fifth, curled their first bonspiel of the season at the oilmen’s in Stettler this weekend. They were pleased to make it into the money in the first event.

Anne Neilson accompanied Shirley Brodersen and her family on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama canal. Completing the family get together were Lloyd and Joanne, Larry and Sandi, Kathi and Tom, Jim and Audrey and Rob, who was also working onboard. Everyone had a great time.

Ron Sutter of Viking was recently in Halkirk. Ron, one of the six Sutter brothers who played hockey, played for seven teams from 1982 to 2001 finishing with the Calgary flames.

Coming up: Nov. 18 – Hall board Bingo at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 27- Potluck supper and Gospel concert at the hall at 5:30 p.m.

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