Farming is progressing in the area, with lots of operations being around the half-done mark.
In school news, a rock band is coming to the school Thursday to entertain. The band is from Hunting Hills high school in Red Deer.
Former Halkirk students Max Schaffner, Luke Nibourg and Elliott Mabbott have all qualified for the high school zone track and field championships today in Camrose.
Max is competing in javelin, shot put and relay, while Luke is in high jump and Elliott is in discus. Good luck to all three of you — Max and Luke are representing Gus Wetter School of Castor and Elliott is part of the William E. Hay team from Stettler.
Rob Kent of Fort Nelson in northern British Columbia is visiting with his grandparents, Dale and Melody.
Dick and Joan Neilson from Parksville on Vancouver Island are in the area, visiting relatives. They spent Wednesday with Anne Neilson.
Bernie and Bernice Doan were in Phoenix to attend the first two games of the Stanley Cup playoff series between the Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings. Their son, Shane, is the captain of the Coyotes.
The countdown is on to finalize the Halkirk homecoming activities. Please let the committee know if you plan to attend the Saturday evening meal, as they need a head count to give to the caterers.
The meal price includes your registration fee, until May 31 only.
COMING UP: May 26 — Hazardous waste collection from 9 to 10 a.m. only: May 29 — Grade 9 farewell and pot-luck supper: May 30 — Piano recital at 7 p.m. at the hall.
ROSE KOENRAADT & DOROTHY ANDERSON – Halkirk Herald