The Halkirk Elks once again garnered a full house to enjoy their annual feed of oysters and all the trimmings. Auctioneer Dick Creasey was in charge of the white elephants and money raised from it goes into the communities youth programs with a portion designated for the National Elks fund for children.
Awards night was held at the school on Thursday evening. Each Mother Teresa student receives a plaque and each year their achievements are engraved on it, because our school believes that each achievement is worthy of merit. Jillian Schaffner began the evening by singing O’Canada. Amber Neilson was awarded the citizenship award and was also winner of the female athletic award. Max Schaffner received the male athletic award while Jonathan and Simon Muncy and Ryan Dahmer each received perfect attendance awards. Cale Neufeld was given the reading award. Michelle Prediger Nanius came back to present awards. Former teachers Lindsey Sawchuk and Jeanene Oberg also attended as did trustee Rob Nichols. Congratulations to all the students.
Welcome to Bob and Kelly Sethfield and their family who has came to our area from south of Prince George, B.C. The couple work for the Muncy’s.
Sympathy is extended to Amy and Frank Bates on the passing of Amy’s brother, Glen Nixon. Services were held on Oct. 25 in Stettler.
Congratulations to Bob and Eileen Green, formerly of Byemoor, who celebrated their 60 wedding anniversary in Stettler on Saturday.
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1, so don’t forget to turn back your clocks. If you’re cooking, working or attending the community turkey supper, make sure your clock is set to the right time. Also this is the day to replace the batteries in your smoke detector.
A roaster insert from an electric oven has been left in the hall, please check if you are missing one.
ATCO Power welcomes duck and goose hunters north of Halkirk on Highway 855 to the Battle River generating station reservoir. Please call 780 582 2185 to enquire about details.
Wally and Linda Lehmann returned from a hunting trip out by Jackfish Lake near Rocky Mountain House. A good trip but failed to return with the animal that they wanted.
Catherine McKnight from Sherwood Park brought her dad Jim Adair, who resided in Hearthaven in Stettler, out to see his daughter Melody and Dale Kent.
Happy Halloween to everyone.