Heartland Belles’ performances ‘a special time for many’

Word has it there is a contract out on the Groundhog!

Word has it there is a contract out on the Groundhog!

Fifteen players came to Gadsby on Saturday night to play bingo. It’s a fun evening and the loonie pot continues to grow.

Austin Jacobson had a busy time in Europe playing hockey in such places as Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic. His team finished ninth overall. Back home, Austin played with the Red Deer Generals team that took second place in the Leduc tournament last weekend. Way to go, Austin!

The Heartland Belles sang their way through the week, with a Wednesday performance at Willow Creek and a Thursday show at Paragon Place. It was a special time for many.

It’s with joy that I report the return home for Barb Carey and Vic, after two months of hospitals, hotels and city life. It’s good to have you home.

The Omega Circle ladies have started their year with meetings at the homes of Deborah Hansel and Joanne Hoopfer. There is still a lot of snow in the cemetery, which will delay spring cleanup.

We are pleased to once again have hired Wesley Carey as the caretaker at the cemetery.

Gloria Diegel, with daughters Richelle Skocdopole and Tasha Cordel, enjoyed a day in Red Deer last week, celebrating Richelle’s birthday.

In the evening Jim and Dixie Skocdopole, Gloria and Stan Diegel met Richelle and Greg and family for supper in Stettler.

Betty Hadwin attended her annual cross-stitch retreat at Camp Caroline, south of Caroline, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. About 50 women, including Betty’s sister Phyllis, sister-in-law Lori and daughter Mary, were all there.  Saturday saw four inches of snow, along with wind. Group pictures were taken. There was good food and lots of laughs.

Despite the weather Saturday, the Big Knife 4-H Club’s bottle drive was a huge success, with several truck-loads. Many thanks to all!

Mark your calendars for our annual garage sale at Botha on May 2, 3 and 4 at the hall. There will be hockey equipment, garden doors, golf clubs, furniture, household, tools and office equipment, to name a few items.

Free coffee and cookies are available. There’s something for everyone. Doors open at 9 a.m.

And on May 3, there will be a bridal shower for Megan Hurlburt, bride-elect of Tanner Walgenbach (Cecil and Pat’s son). This will be held at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Ramada Inn in Stettler.

— GADSBY/WESTWOOODS