The Mother Teresa student council for the 2009-10 has been chosen with Kourtney Schilling elected as president, Max Schaffner as vice and Jillian Schaffner as secretary. Everyone is invited to attend the awards night ceremonies slated for the evening of Oct. 22.
Meet-the-teacher night was held at the school last week. It looks as though it’s going to be an exciting year under the leadership of principal Veronica Pinkoskie and the new teaching staff.
We welcome exchange student Kohdai Kubota from Nakatsugawa, Japan to our community. He is spending the school year with Bill and Connie Turre and attending Grade 11 at Gus Wetter high. So far he is very impressed with the tractor and combine used during harvesting.
Sympathy is extended to former Halkirk teacher Michelle Prediger Nanias on the passing of her grandmother, Josephine Prediger of Provost in Edmonton on Sept. 27.
Sheryl Bunbury left on Oct. 5 for Sydney, Australia, where she will play and be assistant coach for the Alberta Masters (over 35) softball team, the Canadian Silver bullets. The team which is entered in the World Masters will compete against a field of 80 teams for two weeks returning Oct. 19. The team coach comes from Cadogan.
Sue Rausch accompanied Max and Dorothy Rausch of Stoney Plain to Grand Prairie during the September long weekend where they helped Doris Rausch Wager celebrate her 80th birthday.
Dick and Joan Neilson from Parksville, BC visited on Monday with Anne Neilson, Bert, Cindy and family. While in the area they also visited with Paul and Joyce Neilson in Castor and other relatives in Red Deer.
John and Judy deMos recently returned from a road trip that took them to Prince Rupert, where they took the ferry to Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island. They spent a relaxing week at Courtenay in a log cabin touring the area, stopped on Salt Spring Island, then on to Vancouver via Swartz Bay and home. The highlights of the trip included a clear view of Mount Robson, a glimpse of Mount Baker and a view from Mount Maxwell plus their eight ferry rides.
Ellyn Schaffner accompanied Monica Ouelette and Kaye Hauck to a day of lectures in Calgary, where the most notable speakers were Barbara Walters of TV fame as an interviewer and Dr. Wingari Maathai from Kenya, who was the first woman in east central Africa to receive her doctorate and who spoke with hope and passion on her 30 years pioneering the greenbelt movement.
Jan and Rose Koenraadt visited with Maxine Taylor and her daughter Betty on Sunday. While in Calgary they also visited with Rose’s brother George and his wife Lynn.
Ham and turkey bingo on Thursday. Oct. 8 at the hall at 7:30 p.m.