Basketball, curling keep students, residents in fine form for new year

The Mother Teresa junior high basketball teams from Halkirk played in a tournament at Brownfield last Saturday.

The Mother Teresa junior high basketball teams from Halkirk played in a tournament at Brownfield last Saturday.

Congratulations to our girls’ team, which placed first, and the boys’ team, which finished second.

Sheldon Grice and Kevin Perry are the coaches for both teams.

The outdoor skating rink at the school is now operational. Thanks to to Charles Muncy and family for doing a great job with the rink.

Several of our youngsters are busy playing hockey with Castor teams. On the ice are Brody and Brandyn Baird, Sage Gonda, Devon and Toryn Johnson, Trey and Taegan MacGilivray, Tayah, Logan and Brooklyn Perry and Owen Schauer.

The youngsters are a pleasure to watch.

Jacey, Tianna and Tiara Gamroth are part of the Nancy Green ski club at the Valley Ski Hill and compete at ski meets throughout central Alberta.

Sandra Johnson and Sheryl Bunbury each had a team in the Castor women’s bonspiel this past weekend. Sheryl’s team placed second in the B event and Sandra’s team finished first in the C event. Very nice results, ladies.

The Fowler foursome with Dan and his three sons, Justin, Dean and Lee, entered the Oilmen’s ’spiel at the new 12-sheet curling rink in Red Deer this week and had a great time, finishing just out of the prizes.

Congratulations to Alison Dahmer, who received a Daughters of Wisdom scholarship from the Our Lady of the Rosary hospital foundation in Castor.

Dahmer is completing her second year in a bachelor of elementary education program at the U of A Augustana Campus in Camrose. She has been accepted into a six-week German language course, commencing May 1 in Germany.

Dahmer plans to take a couple of extra weeks to tour and meet up with a former exchange student of the Ashbachers’, Bastian Jaeger, who was visiting with friends in Halkirk/Castor over the Christmas holidays.

The firefighters completed their course this Sunday. It’s one of three that are being put on in the County of Paintearth. The S 200, hosted by Halkirk, was on building construction and basic fire behaviour.

The S 300 and S 400 are held in Castor and Coronation. Training is paid for by a government grant distributed through the East Central Fire Training group.

Rick and Lisa Kent, and Wyatt, Morgan and McGuire, spent the weekend in Canmore helping Rick to celebrate his 40th birthday a little early. Have a good one, Rick!

COMING UP: Thursday — Regular bingo at the Hall at 7:30; Feb. 9 — Elks second annual Alaskan Seafood and Comedy Nite. Tickets are going fast. They are available at the snack shack in Halkirk, the drug store in Castor and Wells Furniture in Stettler. Silent auction items are needed; phone Charles if you can help.