The Halkirk ladies’ and men’s curling bonspiel started last Wednesday and finished on Sunday. With 13 men’s teams, the team of Justin Fowler, Dan Fowler, Hoss Nichols and Terry Vockeroth were the victorious rink and for the ladies there were five rinks with Sandra Johnson, Louanne Dahmer, Alison Dahmer and Dawn Elsasser winning.
Lowell and Jannette Berry returned from a two- week stay in Spruce Grove spending time with the grandchildren.
On Feb. 27 Lance and Deanna Cipperlay and their kids Xander and Lincoln came from Campbell River, B.C. to visit with their great grandmother in the Stettler Pine Ridge Care Center. Lance’s mother Linda and Walley Lehmann live in Halkirk.
Congratulations go out to Jordan Schilling and Natashia on the birth of a baby girl, Shayelynn Marie, born in Wainwright. First grandchild for dad Kim and first great grandchild for Irene Schilling.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Francis Cordel, who passed away on March 5 in the Barhead hospital. Services will be held on March 13 in Barhead. The Cordel story is on page 127 of Halkirk Home fires.
Get well wishes to Bill Howe, who is recuperating in the Castor hospital after breaking his leg three weeks ago.
The rural water meeting held in Halkirk last week was very well attended and at the open mike session there were very good discussions taking place.
Local chuckwagon driver, Layne MacGillivray will be carrying the canvas for Impact 2000 Inc at the 2010 Calgary Stampede. The canvas auction was held March 4 in Calgary. Race season begins at the Grand Prairie Stompede on May 26 and goes through to the qualification run-off at Bashaw in September.
Terry and Donna Howe spent two weeks visiting with their daughter Jill, who lives in Slots Bjergby, a suburb of Stagelse, in Denmark. Jill teaches pre-kindergarten at the Copenhagen International school which is 100 km. from her home and a one hour commute by train. They also met up with their exchange student (from 1999) Naaika, who is now a lawyer in Copenhagen. The Howes took a day trip into Sweden and also took the night ferry to Oslo, Norway for three days where they toured many old buildings and stood on the steps of city hall, where the Nobel Peace prize is presented.
With teachers’ convention held last week, Brian Kent was down from Camrose visiting with grandma and grandpa. Helen and Cal Waterston took time to visit with Dale and Mel before returning to Camrose with Brian.
Curtis and Belinda and Tia Kent from Spruce Grove were in Halkirk on the weekend visiting with dad Dwight Kent.
Don’t forget to spring forward on March 14 to the start of Daylight Savings Time. It also time to check your smoke detector and change the batteries.
Bingo is at the hall this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.