An unexpectedly small crowd attended the “meet and greet” afternoon coffee party at the seniors’ centre on Wednesday. Representatives from ATCO electric, Kevin Oulette and Denise Marquart from the Castor office as well as Brian Schwartz, the Stettler area manager, were present to make a financial donation towards repairs and upkeep of the centre.
All recent donors, including a rep from Capital Power, were recognized with thanks. The seniors have just completed the painting of the floor curling section and are now picking out window coverings.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Alice Duke, who passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27 at the extended care in Castor. Alice was just a few weeks short of her 96th birthday. Services will be held on Dec. 13 at the United Church in Castor.
The Duke story is on page 756 of Home Fires and continues on page 63 of Vol. 2.
Congratulations to Kyle and Treena Godbersen, who were married on Sunday, Nov. 23 in Lake Louise. The small family gathering of parents, grandparents and siblings witnessed the ceremony held at the lovely old train station. Following a honeymoon in the mountains, the newlyweds will reside on the Godbersen farm north of Halkirk.
Several families from our area were among the 950 guests who went to the Farm Credit Corporation forum in Red Deer on Wednesday to listen to inspirational speakers Olympic Gold medal rower Adam Kreek, Quebec entrepreneur Patrick Leroux and David Chilton from Dragons Den.
Halkirk’s young hockey players with the Castor Peewees are Devon Johnson, Trey MacGillivray, Logan Perry and Brody Baird. With the Atom team are OwenSchauer, Toryn Johnson, Tayah Perry and Brandyn Baird. Many of the Castor players have parents and grandparents from our community who are at the games faithfully to cheer on the team.
Dale and Melody Kent joined with board members and attendants of the East Central Ambulance Assoc. on Saturday afternoon in Coronation for a get together. Several Christmas parties have been or are scheduled to be held in the community during these next few weeks.
Tony and Clara Nibourg celebrated an early Christmas with the gathering of all of their family members at Canmore recently.
The Kent family gathered on Sunday to watch the Grey Cup game and to help Dale celebrate his 70th birthday. Have a great year Dale!
Coming up: Dec. 7 – the Elks annual breakfast with Santa in conjunction with a bake sale by the school students; Dec. 11 and Dec 18 – Ham and Turkey bingo at the hall at 7:30 p.m.; Dec 16 – Seniors’ Christmas pot-luck supper at 5 p.m.; Dec. 16 – Mother Teresa School concert at the school at 7 p.m.