Flowers planted at Omega

A week of rain, basements with water and lots of mud has us all looking for the sun to shine.

Bill and Joyce Hansel and Gordie and Shirley Reynolds have returned from a 12 day road trip to Alaska where they enjoyed Fairbanks and Santa’s workshop “North Pole”, and on down to Anchorage, back through the Yukon stopping at Buck Lake to see Larry and Erica Hansel who were camping there.

When they got home, daughter Mary Lou phoned to tell Bill and Joyce they were once again great-grandparents. Congratulations to Leila and Ryan Botting on the birth of their baby girl, Bently Pearl who arrived June 13 weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz. Mom and baby doing well.

Also belated congratulations to Kent and Janelle Robinson on the birth of their baby girl Tova Grace. Tova was born April 20 in the Camrose Hospital. Proud grandparents are Donna and Norman Robinson and great-grandmother Phyllis Robinson.

Donna McKay is enjoying a three week visit home from son Jim Stenberg. Jim chose to drive from Rochester, New York to Gadsby this time, taking in all the scenery along the way.

There was a double bridal shower at Westwoods for Kelsey and Kayla Bignell, daughters of Dwayne and Marie Bignell. Friends and family came from Byemoor, Stettler and the surrounding community to enjoy an afternoon of visiting, gift opening and lunch.

A small group met for coffee time at the bank building on Wednesday to celebrate Seniors Week. On behalf of the County of Stettler, councilor Vic and Barb Carey were there to make the presentation of a beautiful fruit tray which was enjoyed by all.

In between the rain, the ladies of the Omega Circle, along with caretakers Margery and Wayne Glasier and some very much appreciated volunteer ladies were able to plant the flowers at the Omega Cemetery last Tuesday. The next meeting of the Omega Circle will be this Thursday evening, June 17 at the home of Elsie Yates, north of Gadsby, 7:30 p.m. Ladies welcome!

Twenty past and present Gadsbyites met at the bank building for another 100th anniversary meeting. It is exciting to see plans coming together. We are still getting the word out to far and away and hope everyone is passing the word on.

Don’t forget the monthly supper of the Gadsby District Hobby Club is this Saturday night starting at 5 p.m. Cash bingo to follow with the loonie pot still growing.

Word has come of the passing of Arnold Dykstra who farmed east of Gadsby for many years. Several friends from the Gadsby area attended the funeral Tuesday, June 15 at Provost. Sympathies to his wife Pauline, daughter Susan and Gordon Greenwood and family and son Ken and Connie Dykstra and family. Arnold was 87 years of age.