Group picture: left to right – back row – DD Bill Smille

Group picture: left to right – back row – DD Bill Smille

Long years of service for Elks recognized

District Deputy Bill Smillie from Big Valley presented long service pins to the Halkirk Elks at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

Halkirk Herald

District Deputy Bill Smillie from Big Valley presented long service pins to the Halkirk Elks at their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Receiving five-year pins were Jacquie Dietrich, Matt Koenraadt, and Mary Stewart. 10-year pins were presented to Charles Muncy and Terry Vockeroth, with John deMos receiving his 15-year pin and Tony Nibourg his 20-year pin. Dennis Cordel, Dan Fowler and Dale Kent were presented with their service pin for 35 years. Stan Anderson, Lowell Berry and Doug Duke each received pins for 50 years of service. Congratulations to our active lodge and its members for their service to our community. Rae-Anne Cordel, on behalf of the Ladies of the Heartland riders presented the Elks with a pictorial plaque thanking them for their support.

Big Valley Elk members Larry Meyer and Allen Jacobson accompanied DD Smillie and joined the Elks and guests to a lasagna supper prior to the meeting.

Twenty four students from Mother Teresa ran in CARA cross country races held at Theresetta on Thursday. Eight students out of 16 eligible from grades 6 through 9 qualified and will be able to take part in CWAJHAA scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17 in Lacombe. Devon Johnson placed second and was given a t-shirt with Kiara Gamroth, Trey MacGilivray, Abby and Bailey Musgrove, Brooklyn and Logan Perry and Eric William all placing in the top 10 in their grade categories and winning ribbons. Eight students from grade 4 and 5 did a fun run. Ms. Sherri Beier is the Phys Ed teacher and their coach.

Both volleyball teams played excellent games against Brownfield on Wednesday after school.

For the first time in many years, Halkirk seniors are being asked to go to Castor for their flu shot.

Congratulations to Justin and Renee Fowler on the birth of a baby girl, Grace Marie, born on Oct. 8 in Red Deer. Proud grandparents are Dan and Clara Fowler.

Our senior floor curling teams were at the Hub in Stettler on Thursday. Team players were Jacquie Dietrich with Wendy Ashbacher, Dennis and Katie Turre; Anne Neilson with Olga Cox, Elizabeth Raher and Francine Hanson who placed third in their pool.

Darrel and Wendy Ashbacher attended the wedding of Darrel’s niece on the Oct. 4 weekend in Cranbrook, BC.

Fire prevention week was Oct 6-11. The Halkirk fire department took the fire truck to the school so the students could get a better understanding of how a fire truck works

Coming up: Oct. 16 – regular bingo at the hall at 7:30; Oct. 18 – Last chance for tickets to the Elks Oyster fry and white elephant sale.