Halkirk graduates begin their college studies, mixed volleyball team trains with Tracy Soldan

Checking up on the Halkirk students who graduated from Grade 12 in June, we find Kelsey Brodersen at Red Deer College, enrolled in psychology courses; Rae-Anne Cordel is up-grading and working; Shelbe Freimark is at Red Deer College; Kourtney Hronek is taking her Bachelor of Science with a Phys Ed major at Augustana College in Camrose; Tessa Mabbott is taking dietitian courses Adam Muncy is taking safety courses and job hunting: Lorrissa Schilling is at RDC entered in B of Sc and pre-vet classes. Good luck to all of you.

Catching up with last year’s Grade 9 students we find Elliott Mabbott and Kourtney Schilling are attending W E Hay in Stettler and Max Schaffner, Ryan Dahmer, Jonathan Muncy, Liam Malloy and Brandon Sheffield all attend Gus Wetter High in Castor. Have a great year.

This year’s students are preparing for volleyball season and will field a mixed team with Tracy Soldan as coach. Veronica Pinkoski is encouraging students in cross-country running.

Congratulations to Kurt Chick and Erin Kuefler who were married on Saturday at the United Church in Castor with a reception and dance following in the Halkirk Hall. The show stoppers were Kurt’s nieces and nephews, with Geri as bridesmaid and the four other nieces as flower girls and two nephews as ring bearers. Friends and family came from Edmonton, Calgary and all points in between. Kurt and Erin will make their home in Halkirk. Matt and Jessica McKnight, who are in the process of moving from Minneapolis to Boise were able to attend.

Congratulations to Jennifer Engel and Colin Pekrule, who were married in the Strathmore United Church on Sept. 18. Many friends and relatives from the Castor and Coronation area attended including Dennis and Doris Cordel, Corine and boys, Rae-Anne and Mason Hays, Sarah Cordel, Dan and Clara Fowler, Rocky and Louanne Dahmer and family from Halkirk. Colin and Jenn live in Strathmore.

We send out our best wishes to Louie Engel who is presently a patient in the Castor hospital.

Happy birthday goes out to both Greg and Laura Kent from Fort Nelson, BC who celebrate their 40th birthdays in September and October. The families all got together at the Seniors’ Centre in Halkirk to surprise them at the weekend.

Jack and Donna Hall spent the past few days in Calgary while they celebrated their daughters wedding at the weekend.

Bob and Irene Cox from Courtney, BC, left Thursday having spent several days with Doug and Virginia Duke. They are Virginia’s cousins.

Leona Robertson arrived home on Sept. 14, having accompanied Joanne Birkett to Malaga on the southern coast of Spain for a two week holiday. Joanne’s parents have retired to that area. The temperature was between 37 to 40 degrees and they were only two blocks from the beach.

Coming up: Sept. 23 Bingo at 7:30pm and church services on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.