Last Wednesday, the community came out in full force to sign their names to the large wind turbine blade on display at the rodeo grounds.
The blade is scheduled to hang on Windmill No. 52, south of the highway.
The students from Coronation, Brownfield, Gus Wetter, Theresetta and Mother Teresa came in the afternoon to put their names on the blade, get their faces painted and receive a gift from the organizers.
Bus tours, speeches, visiting and a barbecue dinner kept everyone busy after 4 p.m.
A visit with the caterers revealed that they had fed in the neighbourhood of 1,600 people by 7 p.m.
School council met on Monday evening and elected a new executive. Melody Neufeld is chairperson, with Tara Schilling as vice-chair. Lisa Kent remains as secretary, with Cynthia Perry as treasurer.
The school council directors are Laura Gamroth, Alison Schauer, Sandra Johnson, Charles Muncy, Loreena MacGilivray and Mandy Gonda. Home-room moms and hot lunch moms were chosen.
A date for awards night was finalized and fundraisers were discussed. Council will organize “Christmas in the Village” to coincide with the Santa Breakfast on Dec. 2.
Our community had four graduating students last June.
Daniel Godbersen is working in the area; Amber Neilson is enrolled at Medicine Hat as a special needs teacher; Luke Nibourg is at Mount Royal, working on a diploma in aviation and his commercial pilot’s licence, and James Ross is first helping his parents with the harvest.
Congratulations to those students and others who continue with their education. Alison Dahmer is in the second year of her education program at Camrose; Kourtney Hronek is in her third year of kinesiology at Camrose; Brittany Mabbott is in the final year of education in Red Deer; Tessa Mabbott is in a combined lab and X-ray technician program at NAIT; Samantha Neilson is in her second year of social-work studies at Medicine Hat; and Lorrissa Schilling is in her third year of her science program in Edmonton.
Our community bids farewell to Glen Poor, who is now living in the west country near Rimbey.
John and Judy de Mos spent a few days touring the area around Selkirk, Man. The wind kept blowing the sand on them as they tried to enjoy Grand Beach.
Visitors with Dale and Melody Kent last week were Mel’s sister, Carol Peterson, from Fort Saskatchewan, and Greg and Laura from Fort Nelson.
The beautiful colours of autumn fill the countryside as our farming and ranching community complete the harvest and prepare for another winter.
Please note that there is a total fire ban in our area. No burning barrels —no fire permits — no exceptions.
COMING UP: This Thursday and Oct. 4 — the hall board hosts ham and turkey bingos in time for Thanksgiving; Oct. 13. — Halkirk Elks annual oyster fry and white elephant sale. Contact Dale Kent for info and tickets, because the event usually sells out long before the deadline.