Lots of holiday visiting in the community

A short cold snap followed by a welcome warm up again. A perfect January so far!

GADSBY/WESTWOODS — A short cold snap followed by a welcome warm up again. A perfect January so far!

A bit of holiday news to catch up on: Bill and Joyce Hansel enjoyed a Boxing Day turkey dinner at daughter Sue and Brad Bauman’s. Their family were all home. Brad’s mom and dad were also there. Daughter Mary Lou and Stan Botting from Cadogan came for the day. It was a lovely day, now the family are waiting for the new arrival of a January baby. No news at the time of this writing.

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren were busy throughout the season, with 25 for supper on Christmas Eve, daughter Elva and Rodger and family; son Neal and Lorna and family; Cecil and Pat and family; daughter Bonnie and Duane (a note: Chad Sorenson won first prize for being best dressed). Daughter Brenda arrived Dec. 29 for a visit.

Christmas morning Frank and Eleanor were over to Bonnie’s for breakfast, Boxing Day back to Bonnie’s for dinner. Happy anniversary to Frank and Eleanor. Bill and Joyce dropped in Dec. 23 to help them celebrate.

New Year’s saw Percy and Paulette over to son John and Jewel and family for BBQ and a movie.

Larry and Kathy Tuck spent Christmas Day hosting a family gathering; Larry’s sister Lynn, who lives in Calmar, home as well. Then Boxing Day saw 41 members of the Turre family at Larry and Kathy’s.

Congratulations to Nicole and James Diegel and big brother Carter on the arrival of daughter/sister Kylie Frances Diegel, born Jan. 3 in Calgary. Kylie weighed eight pounds two ounces. All doing well as reported by great aunt Marie (Miller) Vance.

Bill and Joyce Hansel enjoyed this weekend with a visit from Mary Lou Botting of Cadogan. Saturday afternoon they drove over to Marie Vance’s to have birthday cake with her; on Sunday it was into Stettler for brunch with Brad and Sue, then over to Jason and Denee’s for an early birthday wish for Denee whose birthday is Monday, Jan. 11. Mary Lou headed back to Cadogan Sunday evening.