Rainy nights torment local harvesters

HALKIRK HERALD -- Overnight rains continue to plague the farmers who are struggling to harvest a good crop, which makes it slow ...

HALKIRK HERALD — Overnight rains continue to plague the farmers who are struggling to harvest a good crop, which makes it slow going even though the sun continues to shine most days.

We send special birthday greetings out to Lowell Berry, who celebrated his 91st birthday on Sunday. Several of their family members dropped in to visit during the day.

Twenty-six volunteers from our community were working at the Cash Casino on Tuesday and Wednesday in aid of funds for the Curling Club.

Word has been received on the passing of Delbert Jolly, 85, of Boyle on Sept. 9. Delbert moved to Halkirk from Golden, B.C. in 1945 with his adopted parents, Jack and Alma Jolly. Jack was a manager for H. Dartt ranches, living on the farmstead now owned by Les and Cathy Kneeland. The family moved to Botha in 1956. Delbert married Ruby Muhlbach of Stettler in 1963 and they moved to Boyle. He is survived by his wife, four children and three grandchildren. Services were held in the Boyle Community Centre on Sept. 17.

Frank Leadlay of Red Deer passed away on Sept. 11 at the age of 91 years. He was a teacher in Halkirk during the 1950s, before moving to Lodgepole where he owned and operated Fiz’s general store for several years before returning to teaching. Frank is survived by two daughters, Audrey and Brenda, children of his first wife, the late Joyce Anderson, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, his wife, Susan, and several step children. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held in the Spring.

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Coming up: Sept. 15 – regular bingo at the Halkirk Hall at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 20 – pot-luck supper at the seniors at 6 p.m. – meeting to follow; Oct. 15 – Elks annual Oyster Fry (Roast beef for the faint of heart) and trimmings followed by a white elephant auction.

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