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


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.

Just Posted

Stettler Health Foundation has a lot to smile about

Stettler Tim Hortons donates $2,994 Smile Cookie proceeds to local health foundation

Stettler man found guilty of illegally trafficking wildlife

Hunting license suspended for three years

Our Town Stettler

Main Street in the early 1900s

Stettler hosting Third Annual Old Fashion Christmas Dinner

Freedom Christian Fellowship also having a free Christmas Dinner

High number of Clearview students graduate: Annual report

Clearview boasts 86.4 per cent Grade 12 completion

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

‘I practically begged’: B.C. woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

New home for Calgary Flames estimated to cost up to $600 million

The city and the Flames are not yet talking on who will pay how much for a building to replace the Saddledome

Most Read