Drop–in floor curling begins for Halkirk seniors

High winds do damage around town

A high wind blew through the community on Tuesday late afternoon knocking branches of the trees and raising the shingles on several buildings, including the village office.

Alberta’s Influenza Immunization program begins in our area on October 23. Our residents will have to get their flu shots in either Castor or Stettler as the health unit will not be coming to Halkirk. The shots are free to all Albertans over the age of 6 months. It is important for us all to be immunized.

We welcome our county councilors and school board reps following last week’s elections. Incumbent Doreen Blumhagen is the county councilor in the north Halkirk area with Stan Schulmeister representing the south district. John Schofer and Erika Grice represent our area on the Clearview school board. Although we no longer have a school, we still have the welfare of the Halkirk students in mind as they attend our neighbouring schools.

Drop–in floor curling commenced at the senior centre this week following their regular monthly pot – luck supper and meeting. Everyone, including those not quite seniors, are welcome to join the fun every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Paul and Jacquie Dietrich, Wendy Ashbacher and Edna Luft were on one team entered in Settler’s bonspiel last Tuesday. The second team was Anne Neilson, Francine Hanson, Olga Cox and Elizabeth Raher. Both teams won a third prize.

Sympathy is extended to the family of June Baird who passed away on Tuesday, October 18 at Heritage House. June and her late husband, Irvine, lived a few miles west of town on Highway 12. A memorial service and luncheon will be held at the United Church in Stettler on Tuesday.

Jan and Rose Koenraadt drove to Bashaw on Wednesday to the home of Jan’s brother Peter and wife Karin. There they met up with Jan’s sister and husband, Joke and Frans van Erp who arrived that day from Holland. They have spent the past couple of days visiting around the Halkirk area.

Anne Neilson is home, having spent a couple of weeks visiting with her daughter, Brenda in Langley and son, Mike in Burnaby. The weather was beautiful and the trees were filled with great colors.

Coming up: Oct. 26 and Nov. 9 – Hall board regular bingo – starts at 7:30 sharp, come and bring a friend; Oct. 31 – Don’t forget the ghost and goblins will be out to collect treats – remember that our younger population has grown considerably in the past year; Nov. 4 – Vintage hand-made craft sale by local artisans, just in time for Christmas – at the Senior Centre from 10 a.m. till 4 pm; Nov. 4 – Elks District meeting in the Hall; and before you go to bed remember to re-set your clock back one hour so that you won’t miss out on the annual Community Fall supper of Turkey and all the trimmings at the Hall Nov. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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