Alliance WI members to host regional meeting on Saturday, April 8

WI members from Red Deer, Ponoka, Camrose and Wetaskiwin and Lougheed will be in attendance.

ALLIANCE NEWS — Paige Olivia Rose Kuefler was born on Friday, March 31 and weighed 7lbs. 14 oz. Congratulations to Becky and Blair Kuefler and to big brother Max, who got his little sister. Becky is our grain buyer at Battle River Railway. There is a nice picture on Facebook of grandmother, Karen Kuefler holding Paige.

The annual meeting of Battle River Railway took place on Wednesday evening, April 5 in Galahad.

The first Sunday of the month is usually communion at the United Church. On Sunday, April 2 the congregation of 20 shared the sacrament. There was a choir in the loft. They will be singing until the end of the month.

It must be spring. A box of baby chicks came in the mail this week for Rob Applegate. Rob says that he will get several shipments of chicks this year.

Several from Alliance are planning on attending the spaghetti supper at the Lighthouse Church in Castor on Friday, April 7. It is sold out now.

The Alliance group of WI members will be hosting a meeting for WI members from Red Deer, Ponoka, Camrose and Wetaskiwin and Lougheed on Saturday, April 8. There will be a handicraft competition as part of the proceedings. Each item is judged on its own, the points all tallied and what makes the difference is the percentage of participation of members of the branch. The more who enter, the better the chance of winning. The purpose behind it is to keep women learning and trying new things. It works.

Randy and Dell Wickstrom had company on the weekend. Dell’s daughter, Nicky and sons, Jay and Ryan came from Calgary to spend Saturday night in Alliance. They checked out the new motor home, one of Dell’s Kijiji purchases.

I had a nice visit with Lori Evanation at The Trading Post Buy and Sell on Saturday, when we were fine tuning the editorial for the paper.

Town man Wayne Cameron and assistant Jay Stuckey have been busy pumping water from low spots and plugged drains on the streets and lots in town.

Doug Bullee had to go to a training session in Edmonton at the central bottle recycling depot. There is a pretty serious fine if he accepts a bottle that isn’t in the system. Manufacturers have to participate in the recycling program before their particular bottle is acceptable for refund. There is often more to a job than meets the eye.

The Alliance Centennial Committee is searching out addresses for members of families who used to live here. Our main sources are the books, “In The Bend of The Battle” and “In The Bend of the Battle, The Next Generation.” There are classified ads in the paper and on the internet at Alliance Centennial and it would really help if you would call with your current address. We are planning on handing out registration packets on July 1 this year for the big celebration in 2018.