Fred Entwisle re-elected mayor of Gadsby

Update on the Christmas Light up in Gadsby December 2

The last Omega meeting of the season wrapped up Thursday evening at the home of Debbi Hansel, amidst snow falling. Treasurer Paulette Heer reported another successful bazaar with 127 adults and 18 kids attending at the Botha Hall October 28 (A report of donors and winners will appear in the Independent separately). A new project is in the planning stage to install sprinkler system and bring the county of Stettler water line to the cemetery. This will make life easier for the caretakers. The proposed plan has been approved by the county board.

Happy Birthday to Rowyn Dodgeson who turned 3 years old on October 28. A birthday supper at Grandma Velvet’s (Grandpa Fred and Dad, Nick couldn’t be home). There was pumpkin painting, ice cream cake and hot dogs. Guests included cousins Kalli and Kamryn (Uncle Tom and Auntie Angela), siblings Cooper and Greyson (Mom Haley) as well as Uncle Nick and Auntie Leigha.

Also celebrating her 81st birthday on Saturday, October 28 is Aleta Cassidy! Happy Birthday Aleta. And Good Luck to Curtis Cassidy who has qualified for the Steer Wrestling at the CFR (Canadian Finals Rodeo) in Edmonton November 8-12.

Bill and Joyce Hansel enjoyed an overnight visit from grandsons Devon Trenerry and Curtis Trenerry from Provost. While here they helped Bill around the farm doing odd fix it jobs before winter hits.

An update on the Christmas Light up in Gadsby December 2. There will be four pail draws between 6:30 and 9 p.m. To qualify bring a bag of nonperishables for the food bank and receive a ticket for the draw. What a great idea! A friend from Red Deer, whose heart never left Gadsby, reminded me that I should, from time to time, mention former owners who lived where news items happen…so…for James and Kerri Pothier and the Christmas light up, this is where the former John and Peggy Craig made their home.

I’ve received an update on the improvements of Jacque Purvis-Smith after her car accident just outside Gadsby a few weeks ago. She has been moved out of ICU and into trauma. She is out of her coma and communicating. She has a long road to recovery with several broken bones, but on the mend, the news so far has been good. Just to let you know Jacque we are all thinking of you back home.

Wayne and Margery Glasier along with Wayne’s sister Kay and Doug Hankinson enjoyed a train excursion on Sunday, October 29. They boarded the train at Kelsey, destination Heisler, Alberta. It was a very enjoyable experience with first class type seating, great food and entertainment.

Congratulations to Katherine Tuck and Trevor Haustein on the birth of their baby girl, Violet Velma (named after two of her great grandmothers). Violet was born Tuesday, October 31 (Halloween) in Stettler Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 15 and a half ounces. A sister for Gabriel. Proud grandparents are Kathy and Larry Tuck, Duane Morlock, Susan and Keith Haustein. Great grandparents, Violet Turre (this makes 25 great grandchildren for her), Noreen Woolsey and Connie Haustein. What an exciting time.

And last but not least, an organizational meeting for the Village of Gadsby has taken place and Fred Entwisle has been re-elected as mayor by councillors Dan Tuck and Brian Burks.

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