Cruel twist from above

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Gadsby/Westwoods

Mother Nature struck a hard blow north of Westwoods on Sunday with reports of hail damage and drifts almost a foot deep. Debbie Shepherd had a hard time finding a road clear of tree branches, to get home, only to discover her yard and garden in ruin.

Westwoods has been busy with reunions. July weekends are booked up starting this past weekend with a Foresburg family reunion. Congratulations to Lauren Potter and Clint Saruga who were married last weekend. The plan was to be married at Lauren’s parents’ (Doug and Lynn Potter) but because of rain it was moved to the Galahad Hall. Lauren’s grandparents, Ethel and Jim Baird as well as Max and Lorraine Potter were among the wedding guests.

It was a great week for Curtis Cassidy who won average; show-down and highpoint in steer wrestling and placed in the roping finals at Ponoka’s 75th stampede. Now it’s on to Calgary. Keep up the good work Curtis!

We wish Daphne and Terry Ziegler a happy retirement as they have moved off the farm this spring and are now living north of Stettler.

Adam and Holly Heier have taken possession of, and moved to the Connon place.

Rene Blackmore attended a bridal shower for daughter-in-law Leigh Anne on June 26 in Delburne. Friends and family gathered for an afternoon of well wishes, gift giving and visiting.

Donna MacKay attended her 1968-69 Delburne class reunion on the weekend which was held at the Lousanna Hall with about 80 people there. One of the classmates who attended was her cousin Eleanor with husband Irv Bobye from Calgary. Donna stayed with her aunt Bunny in Delburne while in school, later moving with Bunny to Red Deer, but kept in touch with the Delburne community.

While there this weekend Donna visited long time friends Gordon and Gladys Green in Lousanna.

Donna, along with the Heartland Belles Red Hat Ladies took part in Irene Brown’s 85th birthday celebrations on Saturday which were held at the Spruce Terrance Complex in Stettler.

And in Gadsby the town was alive with over 50 RV’s arriving and ball teams from across Alberta participating in the Red Eye Tournaments.

“A” final winners were Stettler Tropics, second place, Limp Sticks/loose Mitts. “B” final winners were Rusty Nails from Brooks, second place French Toast Mafia from Stettler and “C” final winners were Watsons from Gadsby/Stettler, second place Hard on the Eyes from Edmonton. Home run winners; men – Warren Hullamann of Erskine and in the ladies, Trina from Rusty Nails. More than 90 people enjoyed the steak supper Saturday night.

Everyone agreed – a very successful tournament weekend.

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