According to Environment Canada close to category one hurricane winds tore through our area all day Tuesday, October 17. No injuries were reported but once again the trees and crops still out took a beating as did many roofs. Jewel Winter-Heer received word her parents Wallace and June Winter had to be evacuated from their home near Burstall Tuesday due to the wild fires on the Saskatchewan, Alberta boarder. They were able to return home safe and sound the following day, although neighbors of theirs lost over 60 head of cattle to the blaze.
Congratulations to all who ran in the elections this past week. In the Village of Gadsby they had a 68.5 per cent voter turn out. Fred Entwisle and Brian Burks are both back for another term. Dan Tuck rounds out the council. For Ward 3 Gadsby/Botha county, Larry Clarke won a landslide majority.
Members of the Gadsby hall board are looking for old photos of Gadsby events and buildings they can copy and display at the hall. Give me a shout at 403-574-2442 if you have any. They would be greatly appreciated.
Dan and Marie Barnec’s great granddaughter Addison will be appearing on the TV series Heartland (starting October 22) as a stunt double. Addison loves horses so this won’t seem like work at all.
Bazaar, bazaar. bazaar…The ladies of the Omega Circle met at the home of Paulette Heer on Thursday night, October 19 to finalize plans for the upcoming annual bazaar. Once again, mark your calendars for October 28, 2 p.m. at the Botha hall.
Fred and Velvet Entwisle celebrated a late Thanksgiving at son Tom and Angela and girls home. Also there to enjoy the turkey and ham dinner were daughter Haley and Nick Dodgeson and their family. This took place Sunday, October 15.
Bill and Joyce Hansel headed to Drayton Valley last weekend for an overnight visit with son Larry and Erika Hansel. While there they helped Larry celebrate his birthday on Sunday, October 15 before returning home.
On Tuesday, October 17 June Baird passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer’s. June Schroeder was born and raised in the Gadsby area, one of seven children. June completed her education in Gadsby and went on to two years of Tech in Calgary and was employed at Singers until she married Irwin Baird in July 1952.
They farmed east of Gadsby on Highway 12 and June was an active member of the Gadsby U.C.W. for many years. They retired to Stettler, where they remained until their passing. Funeral services held in the Stettler United Church on Tuesday, October 24, interment at the Gadsby Omega Cemetery.