We seem to have jumped from winter to summer, with temperatures reaching plus-25 Sunday and Monday.
It was a good weekend to hold a garage sale, and the eight Gadsby and Botha families had a successful three days at the Botha community hall — with one exception.
Would the person who took the six Nintendo games please return them in an unmarked envelope to the Botha post office, in care of Lorraine Hankins? No further inquiry would then be necessary, and no charges would be laid.
Sadie and Sophie Diegel had a busy five days in Sherwood Park at the dance competition. Both girls and their groups were awarded three gold medals and one silver. Way to go!
Congratulations to Ryan and Leila Botting on the birth of their baby boy, Dustin Stanley, eight pounds and three ounces, April 30 at Provost. A brother for Bentley.
Proud grandparents are Mary Lou and Stan Botting of Provost and Laura and Biff Blue of the Hardisty area, as well as great-grandparents Bill and Joyce Hansel of Gadsby.
Jared Nichols of Drayton Valley, along with sister Denise Jacobson, drove Dale and Wilda Nichols to Calgary last Monday for consultation with a heart specialist.
Corina Derr and Denise Jacobson and the Big Knife 4-H Beef Club attended the minishow day in Donalda last weekend, and then they went on to Big Valley for a beef council meeting for all the leaders.
The Nicholson and Jacobson boys played in a soccer tournament at Camrose last weekend. Both teams took second place.
Austin Jacobson and the Red Deer Generals won their hockey game Sunday.
Shane Jacobson took Dale Nichols to the game, so there was a proud father and grandfather cheering him on.
Members of Heritage Place Society (church building) were busy last week at the casino in Red Deer.
Meanwhile, the Heartland Belles were highly entertained when the Highland dancers from Red Deer came down to perform for them.
The annual highway ditch-cleaning has been done by various 4-H clubs in the area and throughout Alberta on Saturday.
It would be great if people could respect their work and keep our ditches free of garbage. I did note five bags had been left on Highway 12 east of Botha.
While some areas of the province might be wet, the County of Stettler has a full fire ban in effect. The fire trucks were called north of Gadsby on Sunday to the Adam Heier residence (the old Nelson Connon place), where their pump house and an acre of grass were on fire. Luckily, no one was hurt.