Halkirk students and staff to answer challenge

A Red Deer radio station (KG) has issued a challenge to all schools in central Alberta who would like to compete by raising funds in support of a Ronald MacDonald house to be built in Red Deer. Mother Teresa students and staff have answered the challenge.

A Red Deer radio station (KG) has issued a challenge to all schools in central Alberta who would like to compete by raising funds in support of a Ronald MacDonald house to be built in Red Deer. Mother Teresa students and staff have answered the challenge. They are hosting a 15-game bingo, a white elephant/garage sale and a bake table at the community hall on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Pre-school children and younger students will be entertained by the junior high class at play stations. The winning school (based on school population) will be treated to a one-hour concert by Canadian country music award winner, Doc Walker and his band.

Casino night was held in Halkirk this past weekend with a lively crowd gambling the night away. This year the big winner of the night was Dale Darnell winning a trip to the River Cree Casino to see the Randy Travis show.

Dwight Kent had family visiting from Edmonton to attend the casino night. Helen and Cal Waterston from Camrose were visiting with the Kents on Sunday and Greg Kent from Rocky Mountain House also was out to visit with family and attend casino night.

Mel Kent got together with family to welcome their newest brother-in-law Jose, who recently married Mel’s sister Holly; the couple reside in Denver Colorado.

Shane Neilson and Wyatt Kent were among the Castor Air Cadets who toured the Bass Sport and Fishing store and displays at the Iron Crossing mall near Airdre and then went to Mount Royal College to listen to army, sea and air cadet marching bands on Saturday, April 3.

Summer hours at the landfill transfer station are Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m and on Saturday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

Word has been received on the passing of Marilyn Grefftegreff of Edmonton on April 6. Marilyn was Director of Nursing at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital in the 1970s.

There was a surprise 50th birthday party for Ron Muncy held at the hall on Friday night. Ron had lots of friends and family there to help him celebrate.

Anne Neilson had her brother and sister in law Dick and Joan Neilson visiting with her and Burt, Cindy and family. Dick and Joan are from Parksdale, B.C.

Judy and John deMos had John’s niece Karen and her husband Jason and kids from Calgary visiting over the Easter weekend. While here, they participated in an Easter egg hunt and went to Ashbacher’s to watch sheep shearing.

George and Margret Rowland arrived home this past week after almost six months in Arizona. And the snow storm arrived just a couple days later to make sure they don’t forget what winters like.

JD and Sandra Johnson accompanied by Aaron and Carrie Compton and Trent and Cathy Stang enjoyed a spring ski trip to the mountains during the week. Devon, Toryn and Aspen spent time with the grandparents.

Spending Easter with Rocky and Louanne Dahmer and family were Louanne’s mom Hazel of Wetaskwin and her brother Trevor, Cheryl and Paige of Calgary. They all enjoyed the birth of the new baby calves.

All of the Chick family members were able to gather with Dave and Linda during the Easter weekend.

Tony and Clara Nibourg and family celebrated Easter with Clara’s sisters, Helen, Thelma, Cory and their families visiting at the farm and with their parents Lorne and Maryanne Theaker in Stettler.