Halkirk Elks float visits community parades

The Halkirk Elks have polished up the 1952 Fargo truck, originally owned by Lorne Theaker and restored by Tony and Clara Nibourg, and are taking in the neighboring community parades as they celebrate their centennials. Last Saturday they were in Endiang and this Saturday they are in Castor. The float is promoting the Elks club and advertising the Bull-a-rama coming up on Saturday August 28.

Just a reminder that our community will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2012.

Rain and some hail fell again on Thursday evening. Crops are looking good but bringing in the harvest is proving to be difficult.

Mosquitoes are so thick that its like looking through a thick screen door when you’re outside.

Nathan Neufeld was one of the instructors who offered a free clinic on Monday evening to a dozen or so youngsters who plan on entering the wild pony rides during the up – coming bull-a-rama.

Samantha Vockeroth recently returned from three weeks in Nairobi, Kenya, part of the Wolf Creek Youth in Christ group out of Lacombe, which included eight students and four leaders. They worked at an orphanage where they set up water wells, painted and taught English, math and science classes. She went on safari where she saw elephants and giraffes. From the trip she gained a true appreciation of what we have in Canada.

Samantha, Amber and Shane Neilson spent a week holidaying in Vancouver with their aunt Brenda and uncle Michael.

JD and Sandra Johnson and girls spent last weekend at their annual camp – out in Pigeon Lake with the Slemps, Jordals, Marquarts and Stangs. It’s the first time in five years that rain has dampened the fun.

Dawn Elsasser and Louanne Dahmer, Katelyn Dahmer and Shayla Schilling spent several days camping at Old MacDonalds.

Family members dropped by to enjoy the nice weather.

The locals will be busy this long weekend enjoying Castor’s hospitality and attending the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose.