Halkirk Elks install new officers

There was a good turnout on Tuesday evening for the Elks supper meeting and the joint installation of the Castor and Halkirk officers.

There was a good turnout on Tuesday evening for the Elks supper meeting and the joint installation of the Castor and Halkirk officers.

District Deputy Archie Williams, assisted by Dale Kent, performed the duties of the installing officer with the Hanna patrol team to liven up the ritual performance. Special mention to patrol team member Jack Schmidt, who was celebrating his 92nd birthday on Wednesday. The officers for the Halkirk Elks for 2010-11 term are Charles Muncy as Exalted Ruler, with Terry Vockeroth becoming the Past E.R. Dean Fowler, Doug Duke and Matt Koenraadt will take the offices of Leading, Loyal and Lecturing Knights. John deMos remains as secretary-treasurer. Lee Fowler is Esquire, Barbie Kent is inner guard and Jim Gonda is the Tyler. Codee Sorensen is Chaplin. Trustees are Dale Kent, Tony Nibourg and Jody Anderson. Dale Kent is historian/ publicity director.

The Elks annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast was, once again, a huge success with the moms receiving a mum to mark the special occasion. The weather was great and the hall was full. It’s always wonderful to see the young families throughout our area enjoying Mother’s Day out.

Our school was well represented at the CWAJHAA badminton playoffs at the Fox Run school in Sylvan Lake at the weekend. Playing were Max Schaffner ( Grade 9 singles); Jacey Gamroth and Shane Neilson (Gr. 7 mixed doubles) and Wyatt Kent and Seth Neufeld (Gr 7 boys doubles).

The Mother Teresa school placed third in the competition for raising funds for the Ronald McDonald house to be built in Red Deer. Our school does a lot of fundraising for charities and the students, staff and parents are to be congratulated. On Friday, they will take part in the “jump rope for heart” and have been gathering pledges within the community for the Heart and Stroke Fund.

Seniors’ draw was held at the Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday. The Seniors’ Center would like to thank everyone who had bought tickets on the draw, your support is appreciated.

Doan Jamieson has accepted the position as maintenance employee for the Village as of May 1st.

Dave and Linda Chick accompanied Cathy and Greg Gabert to Victoria for an extended long weekend. They enjoyed a visit to Salt Spring Island where they went to a type of farmers market that sold only island-produced goods and crafts. They also took in a boat show on the harbor. Though the weather was cool, everything was in bloom.

Jim Creasey and son Mike enjoyed a trip to Toronto last week, where they took in three Blue Jay games at the Skydome and did some sightseeing of Niagara Falls and area.

Was lucky enough to see a few of the “kids” home for the breakfast on Sunday morning. Brenda and Murray Walper from Red Deer as well as Nancy and Greg Chick and family were visiting with Janette and Lowell Berry; Brian and Sandra Gonda from Tees joined mom, Dianne, brother Dale, Mandy and girls for breakfast; Greg and Laura Kent from Rocky gathered with members of the Dale and Melody’s family; Tanya and Troy Slemp and kids from Castor were visiting the Chicks. Barbara Schilling and Sarah Cordel met up with several generations of their families. Our apologies to all the ones we have missed.

John and Judy deMos were in St. Albert to take a look at the house John’s sister won in the STARS lottery that was held recently.

Everyone is invited to the school gym on Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. to attend Halkirk’s teen theatre troupe “Voltage” as they present “Mayhum” – or is it “Mayhem”? – a musical in two acts written by the teens under the direction of Ellyn Schaffner and co-produced by Lorna Schilling.