Halkirk residents catch up with neighbours … far from home

The Halkirk Elks seafood and comedy night was a success.

The Halkirk Elks seafood and comedy night was a success. The seafood supper was served by the graduating class of Gus Wetter School in Castor. It was a very filling supper, complete with dessert, followed by comedian Doug Arden and then the silent auction.

Family literacy day was celebrated Jan. 27. Gift-bag winners from our community were Sheldon, Erica and Megan Grice, as well as Will, Crystal, Dakoda, Jack and Alexandria Oickle. Congratulations to all.

Jan and Rose Koenraadt travelled with friends to the Mayan River resort in Mexico for a two-week holiday. While there, they came across their neighbours, Todd and Alison Schauers, and their children McKinna, Maddison and Owen, who were there for a week’s holiday.

Ron and Deirdre Muncy returned from a 13-day holiday in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Local curlers competed in a bonspiel at Calumet, a community curling rink located nine miles west of Bashaw.

Our Halkirk students who took the wilderness training course at Circle Square Ranch are spreading their knowledge. Just ask them how to build a quinzee, light a fire or use the 3’s and the W’s in life-saving skills.

Don’t forget to keep saving the UPCs from Campbell’s soup labels for our school. The students can redeem them for educational products.

COMING UP: The Valentine’s Day floor curling bonspiel is set for Thursday at the seniors’ centre; Thursday — Mother Teresa citrus fruit orders are due; Monday, Feb. 18 — Family Day.