Darrel and Wendy Ashbacher returned home on Oct. 8 from a month-long holiday in Europe, where they visited with all of the youth and their families that have stayed with them over the last few years. They flew into Vienna, Austria to start their trip and took a day trip into Hungary and then went on to Switzerland to visit with Darrel’s relatives and to see where his ancestors originated from. Then they went to Germany and from there, flew to Finland to visit more exchange students. They toured numerous castles and cathedrals and toured a quality slaughter facility in Finland. They had a wonderful time.
Congratulations to Rick and Melissa (Turre) Sztym of Camrose on the arrival of a 7 lb 10 oz baby girl, Ella Marie, born on Oct. 6 in the Camrose hospital. Proud grandparents are Bill and Connie Turre and Violet Turre of Castor is the great-grandma.
The Mother Teresa students will be participating in Operation Christmas Child and filling a shoe box with gifts for children in third world countries.
Irene Schilling had her grandson Jordan and his friend Natasha from Wainwright visiting for Thanksgiving. Ida and Gib Hallet were visiting with Irene, while here they attended the wedding of grandson Bruce Younger and Pam Sisson.
Mary Stewart went to Pat and Ross Stewart for Thanksgiving. Keith and Jodi went with her also.
Lowell and Janette Berry had Grant and Darlene and kids from Spruce Grove, Ty and Michelle from Calgary and Nancy and Greg and family from Gadsby home for Thanksgiving.
Dale and Melody Kent spent Thanksgiving with Ward and Pat Adair at Ardrossen where 20- plus family gathered including Mel’s dad, Jim Adair from the Heart Haven lodge in Stettler.
JD and Sandra Johnson accompanied Dale and Denise Marquart to Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended a Phoenix Coyotes hockey game and a Phoenix Cardinals football game. They enjoyed a quick visit with Shane Doan. The girls spent the extended long weekend with both sets of grandparents.
Bingo will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 and the Elks Oyster Fry is on Saturday, Oct. 24.