Big Knife 4-H held public speaking competition

GADSBY/WESTWOODS -- Spring like conditions continue with one day of snow last week to remind us winter is still here.

GADSBY/WESTWOODS — Spring like conditions continue with one day of snow last week to remind us winter is still here.

The Valentine’s Day family dance was well attended with between 45 and 50 young ones plus their parents, and other family members.

The 4-H Public Speaking and Presentations were held in Botha on Sunday, February 14. The results for the local BigKnife Club are:

Public speaking: Juniors went to Laura Hebbes (first), Tyson Brower (second); intermediate Tori Brower (first), Grace Hebbes (second); seniors, McKenzie Hankins (first) and Shayna Brower second. In Presentation category, juniors Charlee Derr took first; no intermediates; the team of Keyonna Derr and Riley Jacobson took first; second went to Junae Ventnor. Good luck at districts March 2 and 9.

Percy and Paulette Heer traveled with Eldon and Dale Van Straten last Sunday going to Wetaskiwin to visit Percy and Dale’s cousin Melvina, who is in acute care in hospital. They were met there by Melvina’s daughter and husband, Gayle and Brian, going out to supper after with them for a good visit.

Vic and Barb Carey enjoyed this weekend when grandchildren Tori and Jonah came Saturday, staying through Sunday. While here, the girls baked and the guys enjoyed hobbies and the great outdoors.

Bill and Joyce Hansel greeted daughter Mary Lou and her daughter Natasha for a visit on the weekend. MaryLou drove them to Penhold on Sunday to baby Tenley Marie’s baby shower. Mary Lou is staying for a few days with Bill and Joyce.

(A note from two weeks ago: Yes, Tenley is a great granddaughter, no “son”. My bad!)