Baird bound for CFR as a timer

Congratulations to all of the award-winners from the Mother Teresa Catholic School awards ceremony last week.

Congratulations to all of the award-winners from the Mother Teresa Catholic School awards ceremony last week.

For a list of winners, and photos, see this week’s Stettler Independent (Page A6) and last week’s Castor Advance.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Isobel Baker, who passed away last week.

The Bakers lived where Ross and Sheryl Bunbury now live. Isobel taught elementary school in Halkirk for many years until their retirement to Calgary in 1974. Their story is on pages 556 and 317 of the Halkirk history book.

The funeral service was held at the United Church in Castor, with interment in the Castor cemetery beside her husband, Harley.

Kevin Issac passed away on Oct. 20 in the Stettler hospital. He moved into town from Edmonton about five years ago. Sympathy is extended to his family and friends.

Halkirk educator Maxine Baird has once again been chosen by the cowboys as a timer for the Canadian Finals Rodeo, which will be held in Edmonton from Nov. 7 to 11. Congratulations.

Adult volleyball has started. It’s held each Monday night.

There were 24 floor curling teams in Camrose on Tuesday. Attending from Halkirk was the team of Adolf Heier, Wendy Ashbacher, Edna Luft and Rose Koenraadt.

Curling in the Botha ’spiel on Thursday were Paul and Jacquie Dietrich, Wendy Ashbacher and Irene Schilling.

Sympathy is extended to Jacquie and Paul Dietrich on the sudden passing of Jacquie’s mother, Elsie Anderson, at age 91. She resided in Sidney, B.C.

The school is collecting Campbell soup labels. They will be redeemed for educational resources.

COMING UP: Nov. 1 — Hall board regular bingo at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 3 or 4 — change the time and change the batteries in your smoke detector; Nov. 4 — community turkey supper at the hall from 4 to 7 p.m.; Nov. 6 — Flu shot available at the Senior Centre from 10 a.m. to noon; Nov. 11 — Remembrance Day — 11 a.m.; Dec. 2 — Christmas in the Village, featuring the annual breakfast with Santa at the hall from 9 to 11 a.m., Christmas Market at Mother Teresa Catholic School, and sleigh rides, weather-permitting.

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