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Elks golf tournament well attended in Castor

Thirty-one golfers participated in the Castor Elks golf tournament on June 25.

Dorothy Anderson and Rose Koenraadt/Halkirk Herald

The Elks picked a great day, Sunday, to host the Castor/Halkirk tournament with 31 golfers attending. There was the added bonus of no bugs. All enjoyed a sumptuous meal of Cordon Bleu afterward. The second Elk tournament is scheduled for July 15 and is hosted by the Big Valley Elks.

Circle Square ranch hosted the “Manhunter” races on Saturday, June 24 with 85 runners participating in three different categories, family; 12 to 15-year-olds; and 16 and over. The Manhunters for the day were Brook Doan, Denton Hyland, Wes Kopos and Kevin Perry. It was a great day and a fun time for all the participants.The event raised $4,000, which is used towards sending kids to camp. Thanks to all the businesses for their support and a special thanks to Doreen Blumhagen who helps from the planning stage through to the end.

Convocation exercises 2017 were held at Gus Wetter school this week. From the Halkirk school were Tiana Gamroth, Liam Grice, MacGuire Kent. Leif Neufeld and Madelyn Schauer. Following a short program the students received their diplomas. Congratulations to all the graduands.

Congratulations to Breanne Kent who received her Health Care Aid certificate during a grad ceremony at the PAC on Thursday.

We send 50th wedding anniversary greetings out to Dale and Melody Kent who’s family hosted an early celebration at the Hall on Sunday. A large gathering of friends and family were present to offer congratulations.

Congratulations to Rob Kent and Melanie Farrell who were married on Saturday at the Halkirk Community Church with a reception held at the Hall. The newly weds make their home in Edson. Seems that the Kent boys have a liking for the name Mel. First there was grandma, Melody (Dale) Kent, then there was daughter in law, Melinda ( Bob ) Kent and now there is granddaughter in law, Melanie (Rob) Kent.

Congratulations to Michael Potter and Robyn Homans who were married on June 24 at the Max and Lorraine Potter family farm. A reception and dance followed in the Westwoods Hall. Michael and Robyn make their home in Stettler.

Sympathy is extended to the Ashbacher family on the passing of their son-in-law, Lachlan Bell from the Cochrane area on June 24.

Sympathies go out to Suzzanne and Kirk Sorensen and family on the passing of Suzzanne’s granddad, Martin Blumhagan, formerly from Forestburg, in Camrose on June 23, at the age of 95 years.

We offer sympathy to Joann Gonda and family on the passing of her mom, Shirley Campbell on June 21st in the Hanna hospital. Shirley was an avid bingo fan and a supporter of our community. Her service was held on June 29 in Byemoor.

Mike Neilson from Burnaby is spending holidays with his mom, Anne, brother Bert and sister in law Cindy. Samantha from Medicine Hat and Amber from Lethbridge joined them for a weekend on the farm.

Coming up: July 8 – Bridal shower for Jenna Nibourg, bride-elect of Brett Hauck, at the home of Ellyn Schaffner from 1:30 till 3 p.m.

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