Firefighters go to school

Halkirk: Firefighters from Castor, Halkirk, New Norway, Galahad and Provost were enrolled in a four-day educational course

Firefighters from Castor, Halkirk, New Norway, Galahad and Provost were enrolled in a four-day educational course over two weekends.

Marty Rowland organized the course, which was held at the Halkirk Senior Centre. The seniors supplied food for lunch and coffee breaks. School basketball teams are back to their scheduled games this week after the Christmas break.

JD Johnson, Alan Gamroth and Tony Nibourg, along with a Bashaw farmer, placed second in the B event at the farmers’ bonspiel in Bashaw last week.

Copies of Halkirk’s new history book, “Home Fires” Book 2, are available at the Snack Shack.

Congratulations go out to Tiana Gamroth, who received a gold at a Nancy Green meet in Edmonton this past weekend for the K1 (13-and-under) division.

Many happy returns to Mae and Bill Jamieson, who recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary with family present enjoying coffee and cake.

Our best wishes to Louie Engel, who had a fall last week and has had a hip-replacement operation in Red Deer hospital. We also send get-well greetings out to Elliott Land, who is a patient in the Calgary Foothills awaiting surgery.

Sympathy is extended to Jason and Frances Cordel on the loss of Frances’s dad, Frances (Frank ) Bobik of Daysland. Condolences also on the passing of Jim Bedson of Brownfi eld. He was a brother to Joyce Neilson and brother-in-law to Dora Morasch. Sympathy is sent out to the family of Castor’s Bryce Woodrow, who passed away this week. Bryce was wellknown in our community.

The Schaffners were in Saskatoon in December to visit Ellyn’s dad, Dale Berry, and accompany him to Halkirk for the Christmas season. While in Saskatoon, they took in the Mayan world-end celebrations. Max and Brent jumped from an Olympic-height platform into a diving tank, while Jillian and Ellyn went skating at Bessborough River park.

COMING EVENTS: Feb. 9 — Halkirk Elks comedy and seafood night. For info, phone Charles Muncy or Doreen Blumhagen.