The Halkirk Prairie Short Line club is new to our community. They will be holding an open house most Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the mini arena. If the railroad crossing light is flashing, you’ll know the group are there working on their mini railroad display. The club is an official society formed under the Government of Alberta and incorporated in December of 2013. The first meeting was held on Feb. 25/14. Train enthusiasts and interested onlookers are welcome to participate. The mini train set display was first put together by resident, Nick Teekman for Halkirk’s 100th birthday in 2012. The club have added many more interesting displays and features as well as a very busy passenger train. Be sure to drop in say hello!
Sympathy is extended to the family of Marian Blackmore, who passed away on April 10. Marian was an avid bingo player. Her service was held in Stettler on Tuesday.
Congratulations to Dwight and Lina Kent, who are in Sherwood Park this weekend getting acquainted with their new grandson, Elijah Raphael, born April 11 to Rosella and Emil.
Congratulations to Kirby and Michelle (Prediger) Nanius on the birth of a baby girl, Teckla Mary, on April 7. Michelle was a teacher at Mother Theresa.
Floor curling in Castor were Anne Neilson, Rose Koenraadt, Edna Luft, Wendy Ashbacher and Adolf Heier. There were 12 teams participating.
Irene Schilling and Diane Gonda were among the well-wishers at Doris Schilling’s 75th birthday party in Endiang last Saturday.
The grades one to six students attended a farm safety presentation at the school on Thursday. Students were encouraged to use safety measures when dealing with animals as well as when using farm machinery and quads.
Several young people from Halkirk are members of Stettler’s lacrosse teams. They were entered in the eye-opener tournament in Red Deer this weekend. Playing are McQuire Kent, Simon Muncy and Liam Grice in 15 and under; Eric Williams in 13 and under and Elizabeth Williams in a much younger group.
Hour changes: The village office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, only, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The waste transfer station is open from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Halkirk will host the household hazardous waste roundup on May 24. More info to follow.
Sympathy is extended to Jan Koenraadt and family on the passing of his sister-in-law Maria Koenraadt in Denmark on Friday.
Coming up: April 17 – Easter Ham and Turkey bingo at the hall at 7:30; April 25 – Halkirk school students will hold “Jump Rope for Heart” event and need your support; May 3 – Alberta Elks walk-a-thon at the Circle Square Ranch – a fund raiser for the Elks national charity which supports children in need; May 11 – Mother’s Day pancake breakfast at the Hall sponsored by the Elks.