Community marked Mother’s Day in style

The Halkirk Elks sponsored their annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast with the help of a very impressive group of jr. high students..

who were cooking, serving and cleaning up.  There were 150 plus hungry folks plus some wee ones and as usual, there were several groups of three and four generation family gatherings around the tables.  Each mother received a carnation; another successful undertaking in our small but vibrant community. Thank you!

The Mother Teresa school staff were host to an interesting open house and tour of the school on Wednesday evening.  Several new families were present to view the programs available.

Congratulations to Abby Musgrove and Brooklyn Perry, who brought home a bronze medal from the CARA badminton playoffs in Red Deer on May 9. Cale Neufeld and Trey MacGillivray lost out in the playoff round and Devon Johnson and Bailey Musgrove failed to make the final rounds.

Tobi Voss was singing and playing her guitar at the school on Friday.  Raised in Mirror, she writes, sings, plays, paints, draws and acts, and has made a name in both Canada and the US. She has performed with several bands and as a solo artist playing in Nashville with many Canadian and American artists since 1999.  Tobi is a friend of teacher Mrs. Sherri Beier.

Our community extends our sincerest sympathy to the family of Vera Airey, who passed away on May 10.  Vera celebrated her 95th birthday last Saturday.  The Airey story is on page 270 of Home Fires and page 31 of volume 2.  Services will be held on May 23 at 1 p.m. in the Stettler Funeral home.

Congratulations to Brett and Rayanna Neilson on the birth of a 7 lb. 12 oz. baby girl, Adelaide Olivia.  Her big brother, Ezra is almost 2.  Proud grandparents are Tim and Julie Neilson with Joyce Neilson of Castor and Bud McFarland of Stettler as her great grandparents.

Special birthday greetings go out to Evelyn Johnson, who was pleasantly surprised when her two daughters, Kim Mackie and Kandice  Morrison of Vancouver, arrived on Saturday to join with JD and Sandra and girls to help her celebrate Mother’s Day and her birthday.  The family all enjoyed pancakes at the hall on Sunday morning.

There were lots of families gathered for Sunday morning breakfast.  Some included Harold and Velma Chick and all of Dave and Linda Chick’s family; Barbara Schilling and Agnes Sorensen had a lot of family attending and there were many more.

Matt McKnights’ team, the Bietighelm Steelers, won the league title and the playoffs this year. McKnight plays in the  DEL 2 , which in German means Deutsche Eishockey Liga and in English means Federal Ice hockey League in the Republic of Germany.  Matt suffered a shoulder injury, which limited his play in the finals.  His mom Patti attended the games.  Matt, Jessica and Ava are now visiting with Jessica’s family in Deluth, Minnesota.

Dwight and Lina Kent had Lina’s children from Sherwood Park visiting for Mother’s Day.

Coming up:  May 14 – Hall board Bingo at 7:30;  May 18 – Victoria Day holiday;  May 20 – Grade 9 farewell and pot luck at the hall; May 27 – Mrs. Norman’s piano students recital at 7 p.m. at the hall;  May 30 – hazardous waste disposal at the fire hall from 10 to 11 a.m. only.