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Early harvest on the cards

Continual dry weather has farmers thinking of combines and early harvest.

Paulette Heer

Gadsby/Westwoods News

The continual dry weather has farmers thinking of combines and early harvest. Those who have experienced some rain have seen anywhere from two-tenths to two inches.

Gloria and Stan Diegel celebrated their 47th year of anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 1, with the family gathering at the farm for an evening of games and fun.

Percy Heer celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 9 with a barbecue at the home of son John and Jewel and family followed by gifts, a pocket-watch birthday cake made and decorated by Jewel and a game of aggravation in the moonlight, which worked well with lanterns and the bonfire, making for a fun evening.

Bill and Joyce Hansel headed to daughter Sue Bauman’s on Saturday night, Aug. 5, to join in the campover happening there. They enjoyed a family supper and fun evening. Next morning, bright and early they headed to Lacombe to watch son Larry Hansel’s team play ball. They stayed the afternoon for his second game at 2:30 p.m. A bonus, they won both games. On Thursday, Aug. 10, they visited Frank Dahlgren who is in hospital. Get well Frank!

Vic and Barb Carey had a great weekend when grandchildren Tori and Jonah came for the weekend. A family tradition of family breakfasts and barbecue suppers with Uncle Wesley and cousin Lincoln joining in whenever possible. A special time for all. And Barb got word that her sister Kim is recovering from thyroid surgery. Get well wishes to Kim.

Velvet Nickerson had the pleasure of an overnight visit from her brother Ben Nickerson Thursday night, Aug. 10. He was on his way up north to head back to work.

Percy and Paulette Heer headed to Three Hills on Monday, Aug. 14. Their first stop was Boyd’s alternative Health, then back to Three Hills to take daughter Christy and family out for supper to help her celebrate her birthday. Christy and Curtis and Josie, who just returned home from a holiday in Penticton, B.C. Three Hills is another part of Alberta close to harvest time.

In November of 2015, word came of the sudden passing of Mary Heer, wife of the late John Heer, who farmed south of Gadsby for many years before retiring to Stettler in the early 1970s. Mary had recently been living in B.C., close to her son Johnny who was living with his caregiver Doug and wife Hazel. Life was good until Mary fell, breaking her hip and eventually succumbing to her failure of health. Two days later, we are told, son Johnny’s caregiver’s wife was murdered, their house burned. Because of the fire and loss of papers, there was no way of getting in touch with the Heer family here until recently finding the information needed to contact them. There will be a graveside interment for Mary as soon as possible. Anyone wishing to come, please contact at 403-5742442.

The family of Verna (Tuffet/Hoopfer) Herbert would like to announce, there will be a graveside interment for Verna at the Gadsby Omega Cemetery on Satuday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome.

pauletteheer@gmail.com

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