A wicked spring snowstorm hit our area last Wednesday and Thursday, with high winds blocking the east-west roads with blowing snow, followed on Thursday with a heavy snowfall affecting the visibility.
School classes were cancelled on Thursday and Friday in an effort to allow graders to clear the snowdrifts.
Highway 12 was closed from Castor to the Saskatchewan border on Thursday. The hall board Ham and Turkey bingo scheduled for last Thursday was cancelled, while the playschool’s fundraising family bingo is postponed until spring weather hits our area.
But hey, on the bright side, a robin was seen north of Halkirk. Lucky us — poor robin!
The monthly pot-luck supper and meeting were held last week at the senior centre. Pot-luck suppers are held every third Tuesday, followed by a short meeting, and then there’s a floor-curling game. Bingos are held at the centre every other Tuesday afternoon, with the next one slated for April 2.
Congratulations to Rieley and Kim (Solick) Kay on the safe arrival of their first child, a son, William Hubert, born on Feb. 22. Len and Lucy are the proud grandparents. Rieley and Kim have recently opened their own restaurant, Cilantro and Chive, in Ponoka.
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Barb Diegel, who passed away on March 18 at the Foothills hospital in Calgary. Barb and her husband, Marvin, moved to Stettler about 10 years ago. Their sons Steven, along with Shannon and family, live in Red Deer, while Calvin lives in Stettler, and daughter Shannon, Mike and girls live in Grande Prairie.
Services were held Saturday in Stettler, with the Halkirk hall board providing the refreshments.
Word has been received on the passing of John Young of Sherwood Park on March 13 at 85 years old. The Young family lived south of Halkirk on the farm site now lived in by Kelsey Solick.
Congratulations to Dan Fowler, who along with sons Justin, Dean and Lee, were the big winners at the Erskine men’s bonspiel last week.
Easter blessings go out to family and friends. Enjoy the spring break.
COMING UP: March 28 and April 4 — Hall board’s annual Easter ham and turkey bingos.
— HALKIRK HERALD