Pair of Halkirk hockey heroes make plans for coming season

The Halkirk Senior Centre was pleased to welcome a handi-van load of seniors from the Paintearth Lodge on Friday

The Halkirk Senior Centre was pleased to welcome a handi-van load of seniors from the Paintearth Lodge on Friday, when they came for lunch.

The residents had been to Big Knife Park to witness the leaves changing colours as fall approaches, watch the combines in the fields harvesting the crops, and see the construction of the windmills that also increase daily.

We send birthday greetings out to May Jamieson, who celebrated a very special birthday Sunday with most her family in attendance. They all enjoyed supper out. Her son Lyle from Vancouver had been visiting with the family during the previous week.

Congratulations to Michelle Strome and Des Hymers, who were married on Saturday in an outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception and dance in the Stettler hall.

Michelle is the daughter of Don and Thelma (Theaker) Strome from Edmonton. Her aunties — Helen and Ian, Lois and Ion, Cori and Mike and their families — spent the weekend with Tony and Clara Nibourg.

We send farewell wishes to Carl and Sharon Borgel, who are in the process of moving to Bonnyville, where they are both employed. Carl spent many years working for the Alberta Wheat Pool in Halkirk, prior to its closing.

Wally and Linda Lehmann recently returned from a road trip to Eastern Canada, where they visited with Wally’s aunts, Ann Stevenson in Greenfield, Que., and Agnes Ley in Pembroke, Ont.

Hockey player Matt McKnight and his wife, Jessica, returned to Weisswasser in East Germany in mid-August, where Matt will play his second year with the Foxes.

They play their first league game on Sept. 21.

Matt is the son of Steve and Patti McKnight.

Also in hockey news, forward Shane Doan has signed a four-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes, though it’s not known when the next NHL season will begin. A lockout began last Saturday. Shane, Andrea and their four children make their home in Phoenix during the school season and spend their summers between Kamloops and Halkirk.

COMING UP: This Thursday — Hall board regular bingo at 7:30; Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 — Hall board will host two ham and turkey bingos designed to grace your table on Thanksgiving day; Sept. 28 — Terry Fox run at Gus Wetter School — please support our students by making a donation to this cancer fundraiser; Oct. 13 — Elks annual Oyster Fry — watch for details.