Parents, grandparents, family and friends filled the school auditorium for the annual Mother Teresa School awards. Our local teen band ‘Paper Bag Skirt’ featuring Luke, Max, Jonathan and Elliott, entertained the crowd. Awards were presented as follows:
Male and female athlete of the year:
Max Schaffner and Kourtney Schilling;
Highest academic awards
Ryan Dahmer and Kourtney Schilling;
Perfect attendance: Jonathan and Simon Muncy;
Sam Draganuk citizen award
to Max Schaffner;
Reading improvement award
A new award for this year is the Mary Ann Farnalls Theaker award for excellence in the area of fine arts, which went to Shane Neilson for his captivating performance and dedication and to Kourtney Schilling for her commitment and work, both of whom are active in the theatre group Voltage!
Congratulations to all our students who are all recognized for their achievements.
The Elks annual Oyster Fry was well attended on Saturday night with 180- plus hungry guests. The supper was followed by the White Elephant sale when Dick and Ann Creasey, as auctioneer and clerk, squeezed every available dollar out of the crowd, because these proceeds go to support a variety of youth activities in and around our area.
The organizational meeting for the village council was held on Thursday. Dale Kent is returning as mayor and will be responsible to ambulance and fire, Paliser and Shirley McClenen waterline committees. Sherry Jamieson is the new village rep on the hall board and emergency management committees. Dennis Cordel sits on the PEPS and waste management committees. All councillors are responsible for water and sewer. Doris Cordel, CAO, is the Castor Housing Authority rep and Rose Koenraadt sits on the FCSS board.
The Halkirk Hicks 4-H horse club held their re-organizational meeting last week with 20 members signing in. Alison Schauer is the general leader with Melody and Nathan Nuefeld, Deirdre Muncy, Stacey Sharbonneau and Clara Nibourg as project leaders. Members will be working on their horsemanship levels and a rodeo project. Deirdre taught a “bomb- proofing” obstacle course clinic at the bull-a-rama grounds this past very cold and damp Saturday.
Friends and family gathered at the hall on Friday night to help Dennis Cordel celebrate his 60th birthday.
Floor curling bonspiels have begun with the team of Adolf Heier, Jacquie and Paul Dietrich and Wendy Ashbacher attending the bonspiel in Mirror.
Our Halkirk boys attending high school in Castor are part of the Raiders volleyball team who placed second at the weekend tournament in Olds. Way to go, guys.
Brent and Ellyn Schaffner, Max and Jillian spent their Thanksgiving in Saskatoon, where they donned their greens and attended a Roughrider party at the home of Ellyns cousin, Jared Orynik.
Judy and John deMos went to south-eastern BC going through Vulcan and Nanton up to Kimberley and on to Nelson. In Golden, they happened to run into Judy’s cousin in a grocery store. On the way back, it snowed in the Roger’s Pass and Bow Summit,
McQuire Kent attended the 12th birthday party of his cousin, Brian Kent, on Saturday in Camrose.
Coming up: Friday Oct. 29 – Castor minor hockey Halloween dance party at Halkirk Hall at 8pm;
Sunday Nov.7- community fall supper (turkey and trimmings) organized by the Elks from 4 to 7 p.m.