First meeting of Omega Circle Cemetery Club is soon

Did anyone else see the huge fake snowflakes on Sunday morning?

Did anyone else see the huge fake snowflakes on Sunday morning?

Betty Hadwin attended the 19th annual cross stitch retreat at camp, south of Caroline with 35 in attendance. Daughter Mary joined her there as did longtime friend Jean from Hardisty (for her first time). Frank and Betty’s daughter Janet had planned on heading to Nicaragua for a holiday but was canceled at the last minute due to the severe earthquakes and active volcano in the area.

Gloria Diegel and Richelle Skocdopole attended the dance competition, CARS, in Drumheller on the weekend. Bridget received a silver; Sadie and Sophie each got three gold; all in group. Way to go girls!

The first meeting of the Omega Circle Cemetery Club will be held this Thursday at Joanne Hoopfer’s, starting at 7:30 p.m. Ladies, if you are interested in what it’s all about, or wish to join please come.

Cash and ham bingo will be held this Saturday, April 19 at the Gadsby Bank Building. Bring your luck and a friend! Or a car load! Doors open 6:30, bingo starts 7 p.m.

Word has come of the passing of Marian Blackmore in the Red Deer hospital after a lengthy stay there. Sincere sympathies to sons Ray and Rene and family; Darcy and family; Mike and Angela and their family as well as sisters Joyce and Bill Hansel and family; Betty Stotz and family and the Boyd family. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Stettler Funeral Home.

We also lost past resident Hazel (nee Chick) Pratt/Snider. Hazel was born and raised in the Gadsby area, married Ace Pratt who along with Charlie McKay made famous the Stettler Auction Mart. Hazel widowed twice in her life time; had a wonderful sense of life and enjoyed friends and family always. Sincere sympathies to daughters Elaine Skocdopole and her family; Lynn Pratt and family; Dixie Geigan and family. Funeral services for Hazel were held Monday.

While growing up; things I remember about Easter: Mom got a new hat and I got a new dress for church on Easter Sunday; colouring Easter eggs; the smell of Easter bread and hot cross buns baking; Mrs. Garland’s annual Easter bazaar held the Thursday before at Westwoods; huge dinner on Sunday with family and friends and a week of school holiday.

Happy Easter to all.

GADSBY/WESTWOODS