Municipal Affairs department commemorates 100th birthday

The tickets sold well once again for the Elks annual oyster fry and white elephant sale at the hall on Saturday evening.

The tickets sold well once again for the Elks annual oyster fry and white elephant sale at the hall on Saturday evening.

Dick and Ann Creasey, as auctioneer and clerk, did a good job of selling the white elephants and raising top dollar, which goes to support youth activities in our area.

Money was also raised in support of the Elks and Royal Purple fund for children. The Elks did a great job.

We salute our volunteer fire department during Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme is, “Planning two ways out.” One is the door — what’s your other way out?

Halkirk’s volunteer firemen are Chief Dale Kent, Raymond Stirling, Matt Koenraadt, Dennis Cordel, Kurt Chick, Ross Elsasser, Jason Thorkelson, Lee Fowler, Katie Baker and Jordon Elsasser.

New volunteers are always needed for the fire department. For more information, phone Dale Kent.

Alberta Municipal Affairs sent a plaque to the village in commemoration of our 100th anniversary. A congratulatory plaque was also received from the Town of Coronation. Both are on display at the village office.

All of the Mother Teresa students, as well as the Theresetta students, attended the Jon Bauer musical concert at the Christ-King Catholic School in Stettler on Oct. 4. The high-energy concert, a kick-off to the leaders-in-me program, was enjoyed by the students.

Helping Hands playschool, with five young girls in attendance, runs on Mondays and Wednesdays at the school. Ms. Kroes from Stettler is the teacher.

Congratulations to Devon Johnson and Logan Perry, who placed second for Grade 5 in the CARA cross-country meet at Theresetta, and to Madelyn Schauer, who placed fifth in the Grade 8 division.

Madelyn Schauer, Tiana Gamroth, Lief Neufeld, Eric Williams, Mikenna Schauer, Brooklyn Perry, Ripley Giffin and Abby Musgrove all participated in the CWAJHAA cross-country championships in Sylvan Lake last Thursday. Only students from Grade 6 and up could compete in that event.

Congratulations to the students who raised $967 at the Terry Fox Run in support of cancer research.

We’re issuing a pet health warning in our community. A tick was found on the Cordel cat — that’s considered uncommon for this area and it can be serious if the cat bites a human.

Congratulations to Noel and Shirley McBride on the birth of an eight-pound, four-ounce grandson, Paul Theodorus Michael, born on Oct. 12 in Florida. Paul is the first child of Michael and Melissa McBride, and the proud grandparents have been in Florida awaiting his arrival.

Wendy Ashbacher celebrated Thanksgiving with her son and family — Zane and Leanne and Coltan and Chinook — who live in Turner Valley.

Lowell and Janette Berry travelled to Red Deer and had their Thanksgiving with daughter Brenda and Murray Walder and Mark.

Judy de Mos had her cousin, Donna McRae from Golden, B.C., visiting for a few days. They had a chance to catch up on the visiting and family genealogy.

Rick and Lisa Kent and family met up with Greg and Laura Kent in Grande Prairie on the weekend. They passed through some winter weather en route.

COMING UP: The school council is holding a fruit sale, selling apples and pears, from a family-based orchard in Kelowna. Orders are to be placed at the school by Oct. 19; Oct. 23 — awards night at the school at 7 p.m.; everyone welcome; Nov. 4 — community turkey supper at the hall from 4 to 7 p.m.; local residents will receive a call for donations; if you’re missed and would like to help, phone 884-2456 to volunteer; Nov. 6 — flu shot at the seniors’ centre; Dec. 2 — Breakfast with Santa in conjunction with a Christmas market at the school.

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