The Fowler team were curling this week in the Elks National curling playdowns in Hanna. The team skipped by Lee with Dean at third, Tony Nibourg in second and Dan throwing the lead rocks defeated the Manitoba foursome to guarantee them a spot in the final on Saturday against the Trenville (from Alberta) Elks. A great game saw our team coming up short by one point. Curling appears to be making a comeback in popularity with the Elks clubs and plans were made for the next four years. The Hanna Lodge did a great job of hosting the visiting teams.
Tony and Clara Nibourg, accompanied by Terry and Peggy Vockeroth, placed second in the A event during the mixed spiel in Byemoor. JD and Sandra Johnson with daughters, Devon and Toryn were in the mixed curling in Stettler, they placed fourth in the first event.
Judy deMos was coordinator of the daffodil spring campaign to raise money for cancer. Several of her Halkirk friends assisted by selling flowers at Sobeys and No Frills in Stettler this Friday and Saturday.
Basketball officially ended its season on Wednesday when the players challenged their parents to a game and then all shared pizza, compliments of the parent council.
A scavenger hunt was held by the school last week then the kids participated in an Easter egg hunt.
Congratulations to Logan and Kyla Downey on the birth of a 7 lb. 9 oz. baby boy, Rhett Dwight, born on March 26 in Stettler. The Downeys have two other children, Evan who will be five next week, and 16-month-old Emma. This is the eighth grandchild for Doan and Sherry Jamieson and the 30th great-grandchild for Bill and May Jamieson. Dwight and Kathy Downey are the other grandparents with Cliff and Francis Downey as great- grands.
Congratulations to Steven and Cindy Brilz on the birth of their first child, an 8 lb. 1 oz. baby girl, Emma Jean, born on March 25 in Red Deer. Proud grandparents are Dick and Ann Creasey and Doug and Judy Brilz. Steven and Cindy have just moved back to Stettler from Camrose.
Ida Hallett and her son Jim were visiting with family Irene Schilling and Dale Nichols.
The Village of Halkirk received recognition for 40 years belonging to the gas co-op.
The parent council at Mother Teresa is sponsoring a family dance on Saturday, April 18 at the hall. This is a fundraiser for improvements to the school playground.
Don’t forget there’s one more chance to win a ham or turkey at the hall board Easter Bingo on April 2.
Wishing all of our family, friends and readers of this column the blessings of the Easter season.