My apologies to Kathy Tuck for my error last week, which should have read “the winner at the church raffle was Kathy Tuck”. Another moment in my “sometimers” disease. I find myself reverting back to maiden names with school chums as well.
Iona Berg has received word on the passing of her brother Robert “Bob” Hankins last week. Bob was born near Westwoods and grew up in the area, making his and Betty’s home in the Botha area before heading to B.C. in 1958. Bob and Betty returned home many times over the years to visit friends and family. There will be a graveside service for Bob at the Botha Cemetery on Friday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. Lunch and fellowship to follow in the Botha Community Hall.
Congratulations to Curtis Cassidy who won the Wrangler tour following his win at Omaha in steer wrestling. He was named season champion, heading into the NFR Finals in Las Vegas, Dec. 2 to 11.
Cody Cassidy has also qualified for the NFR. Keep up the good work boys!
A beautiful fall wedding was held at the Westwoods Agrilot on the weekend when Rene Lang (daughter to Verle Lang) and Jayce Zellman were married. There were about 90 friends and family in attendance for the wedding and reception including Jayce’s family members from Lac La Biche and Athabasca. The reception took the form of a pig roast and the agrilot was decorated in a fall theme. Rene and Jayce make their home in Stettler. We wish them many happy years.
Fred and Velvet headed to Red Deer on the weekend to see Velvet’s nephew Tristan Pagura play hockey. I reported on Tristan a few weeks ago, being one of the youngest at 13 to be a “first pick” for the triple A bantam hockey league in Canada and one of the representatives for Canada this summer, going to Russia and touring Europe. Tristan plays for the Kootenay Ice out of Cranbrook, B.C. and Fred and Velvet enjoyed the game while Tristan’s team trounced Red Deer 9 to 1.
Please mark Oct. 16 on your calendar for the Gadsby District Hobby Club Octoberfest supper in the bank building. On the menu is several German dishes including pork schnitzel and cabbage rolls, perogies and sausage and sauerkraut, to name a few, concluding with their famous dessert smorg. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bingo starts at 7:30. Doctors are now reporting that bingo is an excellent way to prevent or reverse brain fog in “fifty plus” people. So come exercise your brain and have fun at the same time.
I have neglected to print the door prize recipients at the Gadsby Centennial. Adult winners were: Cindy (Strader) Rowland who took home the Alberta Prairie train tickets, Gordon Jackson, Dirk Jackson, Bernard Garland, Leigh Shepherd, Robyn Rock who all received gift certificates. Children’s draws were won by Aiden Corke, Kendra Davits, Chandler Skocdopole, Matthew Wideman, Braden Rowland and Cooper Bigney also receiving gift certificates. Congratulations to all.
Get well wishes to Darlene Derr who is recuperating from surgery.