Fewer trick-or-treaters this Halloween

The Elks and friends 2014 turkey and turnips fall supper was once again a huge success with 400 plus diners enjoying

Halkirk Herald

The Elks and friends 2014 turkey and turnips fall supper was once again a huge success with 400 plus diners enjoying the home cooked meal. The community turned out to work, donate and support the supper and so did our neighbours from east to west and north to south. It’s always great to see the school students serving and cleaning. It truly is a family affair with several generations present. Thank you all.

Dianne Coombs from Camrose was guest speaker at the Seniors’ Centre on Wednesday evening, explaining about the availability of seniors programs and how to fill out forms for government assistance. 17 people turned out for the information session.

Fewer trick or treaters were out on Friday night canvassing the town. Some had 32 youngsters, others had only a handful.

Students had enjoyed Halloween parties at school that afternoon. Following a parade of costumes each homeroom had a movie and/or games and treats.

The school fruit fundraiser was a huge success. The product is expected during the third week of November. Tara Schilling is coordinator. A pat on the back to our students and their families.

On Saturday, the Jr. High participated at the CARA Volleyball tournament in Stettler. The girls’ team placed fourth in their pool and the boys’ mixed team also played good ball.

Crews have been busy at the transfer station this week. They are crushing vehicles and appliance and hauling other product to the Coronation landfill site.

Dale Kent and John deMos attended the Elks District meeting in Big Valley on Saturday. The group was treated to a delicious supper.

Deer and moose hunting season started on November 1 in our area. There are still a few goose and duck hunters around, but the birds are heading south fast.

We join in wishing Bill Jamieson a belated happy 98th birthday. On Sunday the family held a party, and lots of family and friends came out to celebrate. His sister in law, Lydia Doan from Red Deer accompanied her son Wayne; Norman and Marion Steinwand and Ron and Shirley Lindsey as well as the local Doan nieces and nephews were among the guests.

We send birthday greetings out to Brian Kent and Morgan Kent who each had 16th birthdays this week. Dale and Melody, Greg and Laura took Brian out for lunch in Camrose on Sunday and on Thursday they helped Morgan eat her birthday cake.

We send sympathy to Helen Morel and her family on the passing of her sister in law Mme. Germaine ( Morel ) Gautier in France at the age of 103. Helen and her family ( a group of 29 ) had traveled to France to help Mme. celebrate her 100th birthday. She was still living in her own home and Helen had spoken with her in September on her birthday.

Several farmers attended the Meadowlands gala evening in Castor on Thursday evening. Following supper, the audience provided the entertainment as they imitated the game shows from TV.

Elliott and Sharon Land have moved a little closer to town, to the former Mike Vanak place, while Ian and Deanne have moved to the family farm. We extend best wishes to everyone as they get settled before winter sets in.

Coming up: Nov. 13 – next hall board bingo; Nov. 26 – Meet the neighbours coffee party at the seniors centre – at 2 pm everyone is invited to attend; Dec. 7 – Breakfast with Santa at the Hall – 9 am to 11 am.