Halkirk’s bull-a-rama just two weeks away

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Halkirk Herald

Plans are being finalized for the Elks Bull-a-rama at the Halkirk rodeo grounds on the afternoon of Aug. 27.

As usual, a variety of fun things are scheduled for the afternoon.

So shine up your boots, put a crease in your jeans and plan to attend the annual event.

Please remember that volunteers are needed and appreciated to make the bull-a-rama a success.

Congratulations to Brad Engel and Erica Wiart, who were married July 30 in an outdoor ceremony overlooking the “ladies hat” in the coulees northwest of Castor.

A very large crowd of family and friends attended the reception and dance in the Castor hall. The newlyweds will make their home in Leduc.

Congrats go out to Kyle Chadwick and Dani Hebert, who were married in Stettler on July 30, with celebrations in the Stettler community hall.

Congratulations are extended to Raymond and Charlene Stirling on the safe arrival of a nine-pound, 14-ounce baby girl, Jayda Joy, born July 28. The Stirlings also have a two-year-old son, Colton.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Hilda (Neilson) Fawcett of Red Deer. Fawcett passed away July 29 at 86 years of age. Services were held in Red Deer on Aug. 3.

Word has been received on the passing of Dick Davies (88) of Mayerthorpe on Aug 3. Dick taught in Halkirk in 1958 and 1959 before moving on to Coronation to become principal. A note of interest is that there were 11 teachers at the Halkirk school in 1960, and of course many students from grades one to 12.

Darrel and Erin Ashbacher attended the All Canada sheep classic at Drake, Sask., last weekend. There were about 300 sheep from British Columbia to P.E.I. The Ashbachers entered Suffolks and Hampshires that showed very well, with a yearling Hampshire eve being awarded the reserve grand champion. Congratulations.

Dennis and Rae-Anne Cordel attended the wedding of Dean and Jennifer Blumhagen on Saturday. The wedding and reception were held at the campsite, which is on land owned by Don and Eileen Blumhagen along the Battle River south of Galahad.

Kent and Evelyn Johnson spent the long weekend in Osoyoos, B.C., camping with the Mackie and Morrison families. Grandchildren Taylor and Drew Mackie and Forbes Morrison, along with daughter Kandice, returned to the farm for their annual summer holiday with them and Uncle JD, Auntie Sandra and the cousins, Devon, Toryn and Aspen.

Dale and Melody Kent, as well as Dwight and Carolina Kent, attended the 55th wedding anniversary of their sister Helen and Cal Waterston at Camrose on Sunday.

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