Big Knife members make the 4-H cut

Everyone enjoyed the million-dollar rain this week! Of course, the farmers want it to stop for a few days to finish seeding.

Everyone enjoyed the million-dollar rain this week! Of course, the farmers want it to stop for a few days to finish seeding.

The annual Stettler District 4-H Show and Sale last Monday and Tuesday was a huge success. Our local Big Knife club did very well. The leaders are very proud of the work done. On Monday, Riley Jacobson was rewarded for grand champion commercial female. Katheryn Dolliver was honoured for grand champion purebred female.

On Tuesday, club level showmanship: junior was Austin Jacobson and Sidney Kobi; intermediate, Riley Jacobson and Junae Ventnor; senior, Katheryn Dolliver and Shayla Derr. Austin, Riley and Katheryn also won at the district level.

In grooming Austin Jacobson and Tori Brower were awarded for junior; Riley Jacobson and Junae Ventnor for intermediate and Katheryn Dolliver and Shayla Derr for senior.

District team winners were Austin and Tori; Katheryn, confirmation (which is all about the calf), Austin Jacobson received club champion; Junae Ventnor received reserve grand champion.

Club rate of gain winner was Shayla Derr. And the Big Knife club was awarded best stall display setup. Congratulations to all our 4-H members.

On Monday night, Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren, Kathy and Blaine Fischer, and Frank and Barbara Toone, went to Robert and Starr Desilets’ place with cake in hand to help Robert celebrate his “special” birthday. Happy Birthday, Robert!

On Friday, Howard Giles and son Barry and Belinda drove up from Calgary to spend time at the cemetery, and then over to Paulette and Percy’s for dinner.

Barb Carey joined them for coffee and dessert. It was an enjoyable visit for all.

Paulette and Jeanne Beisel drove to Three Hills and on to Carbon, Highway 9 and back to Three Hills, making for a relaxing birthday for Paulette.

We welcome Jack and Judy Giesbrecht, who are in the process of moving into Gadsby. They have moved in a mobile home. Jack and Judy originate from Williams Lake, B.C., staying with relatives in Bashaw for a time.

Kyle Bigney and Leigha have just returned home from a six-week trip to Thailand and Cambodia. In Thailand, they helped celebrate the annual festival honouring water; visited each island; toured the palace and kingdom; entered the tiger sanctuary and rode the elephants. They also experienced bamboo tattoos, snorkeling and boating. The weather was awesome. Two sights they could have done without were the small children desperately selling bracelets and the hundreds of starving dogs.

On May 18, Richelle and Greg Skocdopole had Jinger’s birthday party. Arden and Deanne and girls, Ybiett and family, Jim and Dixie Skocdopole, as well as Stan and Gloria Diegel, all helped Jinger celebrate. Happy second birthday, Jinger!

The County of Stettler has proclaimed June 3-9 seniors’ week. The county will be making a presentation in Gadsby at the Bank Building next Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. Coffee and goodies for everyone!

Get-well wishes go out to Bill Boyd, who is in the Stettler hospital.

Paulette Heer received word of the passing of two cousins. Pastor Judy (Nelson) Gifford of Paxton, Nebraska, after a battle with brain cancer. She was 72. And Lars Petter in Levanger, Norway, who suddenly passed away at the age of 42.

— Gadsby/Westwoods

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