Local volunteer fire fighters have answered the call for several grass fires, due to very dry conditions during the past couple weeks. Hopefully the much needed rain that fell on the weekend will help that situation, although it has halted the spring seeding. Several people from our area took advantage of the long weekend to go camping, despite the rain showers.
Congratulations to Brittany Elsasser who recently graduated with her medical office assistant and unit clerk diploma in Red Deer. She will be doing her practicum in Dr. Hanton’s office in Castor in June.
Sympathy is extended to the family of John Klatt who passed away on May 8 at the age of 94 years. John and Alva raised their family on the north side of the Paintearth coulees, north of Halkirk before moving to Botha and Stettler.
We welcome Emma and Kyle Tunnel from Eston, SK to our community. They have purchased the Wilf Tschritter home and are in the process of moving in. Kyle will be working at the mine and Emma is an esthetician . We bid farewell to Wilf who has moved to the Stettler area.
Congrats to the Byemoor 4-H beef club members, Abby and Bailey Musgrove, Coy, Natalie and Zach Schilling and Shayla Schilling who will be entered in the district 4-H show and sale this week in Stettler. Tara Schilling is their club leader.
Several from our area ran in the Woody’s RV World marathon in Red Deer on Sunday. Patti McKnight , Kerbi McKnight, and Jessica McKnight each ran the 10 K, Greg Jackson from Gadsby, Deanna Wilson and Brenda Kneller from Castor each ran the 21 K and Rod Anderson ran the full marathon. Well done, what a great personal challenge!
Dwight and Carolina Kent arrived home on Saturday from a two week holiday with Carolina’s daughter, Catharine, and the rest of her family in Manila, Philippines.
Ross and Dawn Elsassers’ new home has arrived. They hope to be moved into it in the next couple of weeks, once all the utilities are connected.
Jennifer Coulthard from Calgary was in the area at the weekend visiting family. She is leaving at the end of the month for a three week holiday in Spain.
Coming up: May 24- Halkirk hosts the waste roundup at the firehall from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.; May 26 – Circle Square fund raiser golf tournament at Pheasantback; May 27 – Elementary track meet at the bull-a-rama grounds.