Halkirk curling season winds up with fun day

The Community had a fun day curling wind-up on Saturday, before turning off the plant for the season.


The Community had a fun day curling wind-up on Saturday, before turning off the plant for the season. Eleven kids, 16 adult and 15 spectators took part in the activities. They drew names out of the hat, played four-end games and didn’t bother to keep score. A few new curlers, who work in town for the wind farm joined the fun. Everyone had one or two last rink burgers.

The 2015 Calgary Stampede Rangeland derby canvas auction was held on March 19 in Calgary. Local chuckwagon driver, Layne MacGillivray, with the WPCA received the fourth highest bid and will be carrying the canvas for ATB Financial. Congrats. The first race is in Grand Prairie in May.

Several from our area attended the fun floor curling spiel in Endiang last Monday. Edna Luft, Wendy Asbacher, Rose Koenraadt, Paul Dietrich, Adolf Heier and Anne Neilson were among those at the spiel.

The first weekend of spring brought several inches of white rain, adding welcome moisture to the fields.

Congratulations to TJ and Kendra Baird on the arrival of a 6 lb. 2 oz. baby boy, Jett Beau, born on March 20 in the Stettler hospital. Jett has two big brothers, Brody and Brandyn. Grandparents are Bob and Maxine Baird.Great grandparents are Earl and Marg Ross from Forestburg and Bill and May Jamieson from Stettler. This is the 29th great grandchild for the Jamiesons.

Congratulations to Monte and Tracey Turre on the birth of a son, Henry Alexander, born on March 21 in Red Deer. Henry, who is named after his great-grandpa Turre, weighed 9 lb. 10 oz. He has a 14-month-old sister, Olivia. Proud grandparents are Dennis and Katie Turre. Great grandmas are Violet Turre and Dora Morasch.

Special birthday greetings go out to Anna Taylor, a resident of Heart Haven lodge, on the occasion of her 95th birthday on March 23.

Get well wishes to Jacquie Dietrich who is presently a patient in Calgary.

Ryan Dahmer and Luke Nibourg, who are regular curlers with Red Deer College, are entered with the men’s team in the Canadian National College play downs held in Olds next week.

Kent and Evelyn Johnson returned home on Thursday, having spent several weeks in the warmer weather of Nevada and Arizona.

Spending the weekend with their aunt, Irene Schilling were Ken and Tracey from Calgary. They also visited with Dale and Wilda Nichols in Gadsby.

Coming up: March 26 and April 2 – Ham and Turkey Bingo at the Hall at 7:30; March 27 – Spring break starts for students; May 10- start making plans for the Mothers’ Day pancake breakfast at the hall.