Halkirk riders to add color to Stettler Stampede parade

Thirty – five plus turned out to enjoy the hospitality of Solick Seeds this week when they held their appreciation day in the Halkirk Hall.

Dr. Jim Helm of Lacombe accompanied the group on a crop tour and the mosquito repellent was put to good use. A roast bison supper was cooked by daughter Kim and her husband Riley for the guests.

Get well wishes go out to Collette Fetaz, who was transferred back to the Castor hospital on Friday following surgery in Red Deer.

Word has been received on the passing of Muriel Ferguson (wife of Ross) in Lacombe in her 99th year. Muriel is an aunt to Della (Bob) Jones and a cousin to the Duncan siblings. Their story is on page 527 of the history book.

Four of the eight members of the “Ladies of the Heartland” riding group featured last week in the Weekender are from Halkirk. They are Jenna Nibourg, Alison Dahmer, Rae-Anne Cordel and Kourtney Hronek. Dressed in their black, white and red shirts with the maple leaf, the girls will be leading the Stettler stampede parade and participating in the opening ceremonies at the stampede. Be sure to cheer them on.

Fifty members of the Jack and Agnes Temple family, originally from Botha, met at the hall at the weekend for a family reunion.

They were thrilled by the kitchen and hall facilities and made good use of the playground and campsite.

Kent and Evelyn Johnson met up with daughters Kim and Kandice and their families in Osoyoos, B.C.

Kandice Morrison and grandson Forbes and granddaughters Drew and Taylor Mackie returned with them spending some time on the farm. Evelyn’s brother Ted and Doris Montbriand were recent visitors as well as Doris’s son Steve and Cathy Lebelle and grandson Tyler and Tina.

Doreen Johnston from Calgary spent several days visiting with her sister Irene Schilling.

And are you getting the shine on your cowboy boots? Cause the Bull-a-rama is only two weeks away and you don’t want to miss out on the fun. That’s Saturday, Aug. 28 at three in the afternoon.