A rare bingo win for a dozen cards

Who says bingo is boring? On Thursday evening when JD Johnson was calling

Halkirk Herald

Who says bingo is boring? On Thursday evening when JD Johnson was calling the numbers on the Early Bird game, one number had eleven people yell BINGO! The winning number was good on three patterns. The pot was split 12 ways because one player had two winning cards.

Mother Teresa students had a “hockey hooky” day and had the opportunity to watch the Kootenay Ice ( out of Cranbrook, BC ) defeat the Edmonton Oil Kings at Rexall Place. From there, they went to the trampoline park where they had a fun time jumping at the launch pad.

An information session on funeral planning, executor duties, power of attorney, personal directives and making a will was held at the seniors’ centre on Thursday afternoon. Guest speakers included Donna Combs, with SOS from Camrose, Mandy Fuller with FCSS in Castor and Dean Ross and Verna Rock out of Castor and Stettler.

A future workshop on helping seniors with forms on benefits and grants is being organized for Castor.

Our jr. high basketball teams both did very well at the tournament at Theresetta on Saturday. Making it to the final game is a victory, even though both teams lost.

We send congratulations out to Bill and May Jamieson who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12 at their home in Points West. They were featured in an interesting article in last week’s Stettler Independent.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Bernice (Fowler) Towpich, who passed away in Edmonton on Jan. 19. She was 96 years young. A memorial service will be held in Stettler in the spring. Her story is on page 242 of Home Fires.

Word has been received on the passing of Jennifer (Holtz) Klassen of Red Deer on Jan. 15. Jennifer and her late husband, Ron Lattery, and family lived in Halkirk during the 70s.

Get well wishes go out to Jacquie Dietrich, who had the misfortune to break her wrist while on holidays.

A large crowd attended the Huntingtons’ research fundraiser on Saturday evening at the Castor Hall. It was sponsored by the churches in Castor. The inspirational guest speaker was Phil Callaway with a “laugh again” message.

Jan and Rose Koenraadt, Matthew, Scott and Kimberly Fath returned home Friday from Holland. They were there to celebrate the 90th birthday of Jan’s mom on Jan. 18 with a party of family and friends.

They happened to be in Amsterdam on Tulip Day, where they toured Rykes Museum and saw Anne Frank’s home. Matthew and Kim spent a few days in Italy.

Feb. 7 – The Elks seafood supper and comedy night at the hall commencing at 6 pm.