A week marked by birthdays and funerals

A busy week with many activities to keep everyone busy; also a very dry week with no hope of rain in the forecast.

A busy week with many activities to keep everyone busy; aso a very dry week with no hope of rain in the forecast.

Donna McKay along with seven more Heartland Belles motored to Edmonton to take in the “Crown Jewels of Canada” Red Hat convention.  They had a great time.

Wes Carey and son Lincoln headed to Kamloops, B.C. for the weekend, where Wes was chosen, along with Steele Nichols to play football for the Alberta Grade 8 and 9 Future Stars tournament.  Cole Nichol was chosen to play for the Grade 6 and 7 class.  Cole did go but couldn’t play because of a broken arm; a great experience for all.  Wes toured Lincoln around Kamloops, showing him where Vic and Barb lived some 40 years ago, when Wes was a boy.

Gloria and Stan Deigel have been busy with birthday parties; on May 15 they helped granddaughter Sophie celebrate her 12th birthday at Arden and Deanne’s, along with Richelle and Greg and family, Yvette and girls and grandparents Ron and Donna Beiers.

Then on Saturday, May 23, they headed over to Richelle and Greg’s for Jinger’s fourth birthday with everyone there except Uncle Aaron.  Grandparents Jim and Dixie Skocdopole also helped in the celebration.

Bill and Joyce Hansel took Gordie Jackson along on Saturday to Patricia Hall, near Dutchess where they helped Norman Musgrove celebrate his 80th birthday,

In honor of the seniors, the County of Stettler will be presenting a fruit tray at the Bank Building on Wednesday, June 3 at 2 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

The Gadsby District Hobby Club is holding a general meeting same day, June 3 at 5 p.m.  This will determine whether the club will stay active or fold.  We need you.

Congratulations to Shayla Derr who were among the graduates this past weekend in Stettler.

The 4H show and sale was hosted by the Byemoor 4H Beef Club on May 18 and 19 and the Big Knife 4H club did very well at the show and sale. Mackenzie Hankins of Big Knife won the Senior Judging award, Big Knife 4H Club won the stall display. Shayla and Keyonna Derr won awards for the great job that they did on their record books. Catherine Dolliver and Chase Dolliver won District Senior Team Grooming. Keyonna Derrr and Austin Jacobson won District Intermediate Team Grooming. Shayla Derr taking first in the seniors; with Keyonna Derr winning Intermediate Reserve Judging award and Charlee Derr first in the Juniors.. Ryley Jacobson won Senior District Showmanship Award. Shayla Derr was nominated and won the Top Hand Award.  The 4H members are interviewed by AFSC and is based on leadership, 4H involvement, and community involved. Congratulations to all the participants.

The community has once again lost one of their senior members with the passing of Iona Berg on May 18.  Iona came to the community in 1943, married Paul Berg in 1950 and was part of the community until 2009 when she moved to Heart Haven Lodge.  She was under the care of the Stettler Hospital and Health Care for the past three months and passed away in Stettler Hospital last Monday.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23 at the Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church.  Iona was laid to rest beside Paul in the Gadsby cemetery.  Sister in laws Betty Hankins (and her daughter in law Cheri) from Dawson Creek, B.C. and Jean Hankins (and daughter Debbie) from Ponoka were among the mourners.  Also many of her nieces and nephews were able to attend. Iona was 92 years of age.

We also said goodbye to Vera Airey of the Halkirk area, residing in Paragon Place in Stettler.  Vera was an active senior, enjoyed life and always supported the Gadsby Omega Circle avidly.  Vera’s funeral was Saturday in the Stettler Funeral Home with burial in the Gadsby Cemetery. Vera was 95 years young.