Community bids farewell to grade 9 class

Seven grade nine students, Ryan Dahmer, Elliott Mabbatt, Liam Malloy, Jonathon Muncy, Max Schaffner, Kourtney Schilling and Brandon Sheffield, were honored on Wednesday evening at the hall as they complete their schooling within our community.

Jacey Gamroth was the MC. Grace was given by Father Arlan and a bountiful pot-luck supper commenced the evening. Entertainment was supplied by the grade 7 class with a special number by the “Brown paper bag skirts.” Mr Kevin Perry returned as guest speaker with a charge for the graduands, Mr. Claude Dupont, representing the Knights of Columbus, presented each grad with a Bible, Mr. Charles Muncy, Halkirk Elks Exalted Ruler, presented pendants from the community and a hoodie from the Elks. Diplomas were passed out by Mr. Mike Courtney. Many grand-parents, aunts, uncles and other family were present. Congratulations to this great group of students.

Congratulations to Leon and Darlene Fetaz from Red Deer on the arrival of a second son, 7 lb 5 oz, Daniel Aubrey, born on May 25. Five-year-old sibling, Raymond, welcomes the new baby as does grandma Collette Fetaz.

Sympathy goes out to Dale and Melody Kent and family on the passing of Mel’s uncle, Alan Jones of Stettler on Saturday, June 5.

Sympathy is extended to Leona Robertson on the passing of her sister, Betty in Hanna.

On Thursday, the whole school, students and teachers, boarded the bus and headed to the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin where everyone enjoyed their day. That night the grade seven and grade nine (there are no grade eights) students, accompanied by several parents, did an overnight camp-out North of Fleet.

Last weekend Wyatt Kent and Shane Neilson and their families attended the cadet revue and 10th anniversary of the Castor Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron #572. The cadets were viewed by Alberta’s new Lieutenant Governor Ret. Col. Donald Ethell. Families stayed to enjoy a supper in the hall.

Members of the Halkirk Hicks 4-H rodeo club attended a rodeo at Gooseberry Lake this weekend with several of the members receiving ribbons.

Dale Kent, councilor for the village, attended a convention last weekend in Manville, where the topic of discussion was on the viability of small communities. Melody accompanied him.

A steak supper, for members and their spouses, was held prior to Tuesday’s Elk meeting. The Elks will not hold meetings during the summer and the supper is a thank you for all the volunteer hours put in. The next big event is the Bull-a-rama on Aug. 28.

Ralph and Norma Stock from southern Saskatchewan spent a few days with Rocky and Louanne Dahmer and family and attended Ryan’s grade nine farewell.

Coming up: Friday June 11 – Seniors “Treasurers” garage sale and lunch – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus community garage sales; June 12 and 13 – Hicks 4-H rodeo at the rodeo grounds commencing at 11 a.m. both days: June 17- last Bingo of the season at the hall- 7:30 p.m; June 18 and 19 – Slo – pitch tournament – phone JD at 884-2250 with entrees. Also, a pick-up game for age 10 and under at 4 p.m. on Saturday- just bring your glove.