Gadsby set to light up on Nov. 19

GADSBY/WESTWOODS -- A friend reminded me of an old saying, "When the leaves fall off the lilac bushes winter is close."

GADSBY/WESTWOODS — A friend reminded me of an old saying, “When the leaves fall off the lilac bushes winter is close.” And yes, the leaves are falling off the lilacs.

Gloria Diegel, along with daughter Richelle Skocdopole and her daughter Bridget headed to Red Deer on Friday, Oct. 28 to attend the “Our Best to You” craft show. This is an annual event and a family outing for the girls.

Happy birthday to Wilda Nichols.

Bill Hansel has started the hockey season with a trip out to Castor to cheer on Ray Musgrove and his team. Another sure sign of winter.

Get well wishes to Jean Ross who has been in Red Deer Regional Hospital for a while, recovering from a stroke. I hear she is returning to Stettler soon.

And to Smitty who is still in hospital in Red Deer. Hurry out, hunting season is near.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 19 and plan on driving to Gadsby for the evening. Kerri and James Pothier have been busy most afternoons, filling their yard with Christmas ornaments and over 35,000 lights. The official lighting will be that night at 7 p.m. There will be hot dogs and hot chocolate for all. A volunteer donation to the Stettler Food Bank will be accepted. It will be well worth coming to see. Bring the kids, grandchildren and your camera.

Ruth Ann Thomas and Greg Sharman were married in Stettler at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Sunday, Oct. 16. A reception in the church basement followed. The bride’s wedding dress was a loving creation made by her mother Hazel. Hazel has made four wedding dresses for her four daughters. Tamara (New Norway), Rachel (Smokey Lake) and Roseanna (Smokey Lake) and their families were all in attendance. Ruth and Greg are living in Warburg. Congratulations to the happy couple.