New machine keeps Halkirk bingo rolling

The Halkirk Hall now boasts a newer, more modern console and bingo board.

The Halkirk Hall now boasts a newer, more modern console and bingo board. Special thanks to the Alliance Ag Society, which hadn’t held bingos in that community for the past three years. Dale and Melody Kent, along with John and Judy deMos, met up with Ken and Ann Clough, who gave them a demo on how to use the new machine. It was installed at the last bingo. The Elks have just put in a new sound system and are in the process of improving the lighting. So, if you’re looking for something to do, stop in for the next bingo on March 7th.

The Valley ski club celebrated their 65th anniversary on the family day weekend, with many fun filled events over the three days. Dennis Cordel and his helpers Ron and Deirdre Muncy were in charge of the fireworks. Our community, especially the school students, are fortunate to live so close to this excellent facility.

The Jr. high students had a great time skiing at Lake Louise on Wed. and Thurs. Chaperones were Mr. M. Courtney, Laura Gamroth, Nathan Neufeld and Berrnita Muncy. The group stayed at Canmore.

Congrats to our Jr. high basketball teams who played so well this weekend. The girls took first at a tournament in the Teresetta school. The boys placed second, losing by a mere 4 points, in the Erskine school tourney. Both teams will play at the CARA playoffs in Stettler next Saturday.

We send Get well wishes to Keith Stewart who is a patient in the Foothills hospital in Calgary; to May Jamieson who is a patient in the Stettler hospital and to Dale Nichols who is a patient in the Red Deer hospital.

Congratulations to Kyle and Janelle (nee Derr) Sorensen, who were married on Feb. 16 in Stettler. The newlyweds will make their home near Stettler.

Rocky and Louanne Dahmer enjoyed a winter holiday in St. Maartens, an island in the Caribbean, where they visited with Louanne’s cousin and family, recent residents of the Island.

Kathy Muncy recently returned from holidays in the Southern U.S. She spent a week with Keith, Abbi and the grandchildren in Midland, Texas, and then stopped in Yuma for a week’s holiday with friends. It was quite cool in both cities.

Coming up: Week of Mar. 4 – Mens and Ladies Curling bonspiels – phone J.D or Sandra at 884-2250 with entrees; March 16 is the senior crib tournament — phone Jacquie or Paul at 884-2565.