Floor curlers step up

The Senior Centre played host to the annual crib tournament last Saturday.

The Senior Centre played host to the annual crib tournament last Saturday. There were eighteen people from Big Valley, Castor and Halkirk. Edna from Big Valley came in first, Rose and Irene came in second and third.

Anne Neilson, Olga Cox, Irene Schilling, Rose Koenraadt, Wendy Ashbacher, Edna Luft, Jacquie Dietrich and Adolf Heier were floor curling in Stettler on Monday. Twelve teams were involved in that tournament.

The grade four to six students hosted a three team Jr. Basketball tournament on Weds. at the school. Out of town teams were from Byemoor and Christ King school in Stettler. Many thanks to the Jr. High students, the parent and grandparent school supporters for making this day a success. Profits go into the athletic fund. On Thursday the grades one through six were bused to the Valley Ski Hill near Alliance while the playschool group came with their parents. It was a cold but enjoyable outing.

Congratulations to Kathy Muncy on the arrival of an eight-pound, seven-ounce great-grandson, Owen Martin Walgenbaugh, born on March 14 in Stettler. Proud parents are Troy and Dianna, who also have a 2½ -year-old daughter, Hayley. Proud grandma is Rhonda Walgenbach.

Congratulations to Lowell and Janette Berry on the arrival of their 6th great-grandchild. A girl, Brinley Marie was born to parents Carson and Jan Rock in Stettler on March 7. This is the fifth grandchild for Greg and Nancy Chick.

Sympathy goes out to Bill and Connie Turre and family on the passing of Connie’s brother, Lyle Peterson of Calgary on March 12. A memorial gathering was held on Monday in Calgary.

Helen Morel and her daughter, Marie Bourque of Busby, flew to Vancouver and then on to Kamloops to visit with daughter, Suzzanne and Pierre Giasson for a few days holiday. Although the weather was still cool, it smelled like spring.

Kent and Evelyn Johnson arrived home Monday from a few weeks’ holiday in the southern states. They thought they were getting home just in time for spring!

Castor held its annual Men’s night out with several from our area in attendance.

Coming up: March 21 and March 28 – Ham or Turkey bingo just in time for Easter dinner in the hall at 7:30; March 22 – Variety bingo sponsored by the Helping Hands playschool group at 7 p.m. in the hall: March 25 to March 29 – Spring break for students.

— HALKIRK HERALD