Microburst winds flatten trees

By this time everyone knows about the microburst that we had in Erskine and some of the surrounding area.

By this time everyone knows about the microburst that we had in Erskine and some of the surrounding area.  Our nicest evergreen tree went over from the roots and made a fine mess in our yard and there are many trees in Erskine that blew over.  The cleanup is ongoing. Fortunately, no one was hurt.  The County of Stettler kindly arranged for the dump to open on Sunday so that people who were cleaning up branches and the like were able to go to the dump right away.  That was an enormous help — thanks to our councillor Joe Gendre for arranging this.

The Erskine Recreation Board has decided on September 12th for the annual parade, games and drive in.  There will be meetings to determine what will go  on this year for the kids amusement and as usual volunteers will be needed to help.  I will have further news about this later on.

The Evangelical Free Church will be having their Vacation Bible School from August 10 – 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  All children are welcome to attend.

A new scam going around is an email from Revenue Canada stating they want to deposit money into a person’s bank account and would they please give out their bank information and other information.  This is a scam and is currently being investigated by the police and the anti-fraud department as well as Revenue Canada.

I hope everyone is having a good summer so far and lets hope that the weather will “settle” down to normal (whatever that is) soon.