Old fashion cattle drive revives memories

The wait is over! Congratulations to Melitta and Chad Sorensen on the birth of their son Nash Haze Sorensen, born Oct. 13 in Stettler

Gadsby/Westwoods

The wait is over! Congratulations to Melitta and Chad Sorensen on the birth of their son Nash Haze Sorensen, born Oct. 13 in Stettler, weighing seven pounds nine ounces. Proud grandparents are Neal and Lorna Walgenbach; great grandparents Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren.

The Red Willow Hutterite Brethren drove over 200 cattle passed our farm last week on their annual cattle drive from south of Gadsby heading to Red Willow. Another mile and a half north to Merle Gordon’s where they bedded down the cattle for the night. Camp fires were lit, beef steaks enjoyed by all. A real, old-fashion cattle drive.

Thanksgiving weekend saw many families gathered together: Twenty-eight family members of the Jim and Ethel Baird family, including grandchildren and great grandchildren, headed to the river on Sunday for the day. Everyone brought food, the men did the barbequing, from steaks to turkey. There were swings and slides for the kids, a cookhouse and room to run and play. Lots of family pictures were taken.

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren were guests on Thanksgiving Sunday at daughter Bonnie Kobi’s and Kristin. Richard was home from Edmonton as well.

Bill and Joyce Hansel, Frank and Eleanor were among the friends and neighbors who helped Bill and Shirley Matier celebrate their 50th anniversary in Stettler at the Agriplex.

Percy and Paulette Heer enjoyed Sunday Thanksgiving dinner with cousins John and Lorraine Hankins, McKenzie and Justin; son John and Jewel and Bailey all bringing food with them to help fill the table to bountiful! Also, from Stettler Jeanne Beisel and from Red Deer, visiting John and Jewel for the weekend, Kyle Vaine .

Gloria and Stan Diegel were hosts to Sunday dinner with Deanne and girls, Ybiett and family, Richelle and Greg and family all coming home for Thanksgiving.

Power was out north of Gadsby on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the Stettler Coal Mine dragline (either Big Foot or Brutus) slowly crossed the road. If you have never witnessed this event, it is something to see!

Gadsby District Hobby Club saw 18 players for bingo on Saturday night. A moment’s silence was held in honor of their president, Betty Hadwin who passed away suddenly earlier this month.

Plan to attend the annual Omega Circle Bazaar this Saturday. Doors open 1 p.m. Bazaar starts 2 p.m. Lots to see and do, pail prizes, main raffle, door prizes, guessing game, popcorn prizes and fishpond for the kids, coffee and cake served.