A group of volunteers are giving ice maker, Paul Dietrich a hand in making the rink ready for the upcoming bonspiels. They plan to have it ready for some practice games prior to the men’s and ladies’ bonspiel, always held the first full week in March. Interested curlers should submit their names and/or teams to JD or Sandra at 884 2250.
The Halkirk north waterline extension has completed its scheduled hook ups. The original line went north of town, through the country to the Circle Square ranch in 2013. In 2014, it angled to the west hooking up interested customers. This was originally a part of the Shirley McClellan water commission and will become the responsibility of the County of Paintearth. They started using the piped water last week. North Halkirk has always had trouble finding a good, affordable source of water.
The school will celebrate 100 days of school this week. Students are encouraged to dress as students would have in 1915.
Congratulations to Echo Ashbacher and Mike Morasch, who were married on Saturday in Patricia, AB. Big brother Clint from Australia was home to attend his sister’s wedding. Echo and Mike make their home in Patricia.
A blanket of snow was dropped in the area on Friday. There wasn’t much moisture in the six-inch fall, but everything is white and clean again.
FCSS is sponsoring a family day fun afternoon of games and activities at the Halkirk Hall on Feb.16 from 1 to 3 p.m. for big and/or little children of all ages. Local folks are invited to cook up a pot of chili for a taste testing competition.
Sandra Johnson and Sheryl Bunbury curled in the Lacombe ladies’ bonspiel on the weekend with Heather Casely as skip and Brenda Stickle as third. They lost out in the A final. Nicely done, ladies.
Coming up: Feb. 7 – Elks annual seafood supper and comedy night at the hall commencing at 6 p.m.; Feb. 9 – Parent council meeting at the school; Feb. 12 – Valentine’s day floor curling bonspiel at the seniors’ centre – spectators welcome; Feb. 16 – Family day activities at the hall – 1 to 3 p.m.; Feb. 17 – First aid course offered at the school.