4H District Family Day celebrated at Jewel Theatre

Not only are the usual signs of spring here, I spotted a grove of pussy willows yesterday on Thursday, April 6.

GADSBY/WESTWOODS NEWS — Not only are the usual signs of spring here, I spotted a grove of pussy willows yesterday on Thursday, April 6. The trees will be budding next and all’s well with the world.

I have to put on my grandma hat for a moment and congratulate granddaughter Josie Wideman who competed in the Red Deer “Dance Works” for Central Alberta and achieved a High Silver for her solo ballet. Way to go Josie!

Also congratulations to the local Stettler and area dancers from JD’s Academy of Dance who qualified for CARS Dance Finals 2017. Gadsby area dancer, Charlee Derr and her partner Carter are among those to qualify. This weekend she/they performed in Vermillion.

Charlee and Keyonna have been busy working with their steers, as are all the members of the Big Knife 4H Beef Club, in preparation for the show and sale this spring.

Several of our 4H members enjoyed District Family Day at the theatre in Stettler on Sunday, April 9.

Duane Skaley, who we still claim as part of Gadsby, tells us that his son Joel has just been promoted to lead hand in what the oil field considers one of the youngest to be offered this position. On top of this, Oxford University in the United Kingdom has accepted him for their online two-year International Business Administration course, so Joel goes for one week every three months to England and is taking the rest of his course online while working full-time as well. A great achievement, making his family very proud. Birthday greetings to his grandmother Inez Skaley/Baldwin who celebrated her birthday on Sunday, April 2.

Happy Birthday to Ethel Baird whose birthday was on April 3, with family either dropping in or phoning throughout the day. Jim and Ethel’s great grandson Slade Shepherd (parents James and Dana) is recuperating from a broken leg and is able to return to school in Botha. Big thanks to all who are helping him up and down the steps.

And sincere sympathies to Mike (Sherrie) Bates, grandchildren Laurie Deleon, Lisa ( Len) Greiner, Lee ( Melanie) Bates and the whole Bates family on the passing of Mike’s mother Amy (Nixon) Bates on Saturday, March 29 at the age of 89 years.


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