School council chooses executive; area high school graduates saluted

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HALKIRK

Mother Teresa school council held its first meeting for the 2011-12 school year on Monday evening.

A new executive was chosen for the coming year that finds Melody Neufeld as the chairperson and Tara Schilling as vice-chair. Lisa Kent will act as secretary and Louanne Dahmer stays on as treasurer.

A board of directors was elected, as were home-room moms. A committee was struck to come up with ideas for a fundraiser. Watch for upcoming notices. It was an opportunity for parents to meet the teachers, but the crowd was small.

On Tuesday evening, the seniors met for their first pot-luck supper of the season, with 12 members present. Following a short meeting, the fellows enjoyed a game of horseshoes. The seniors were pleased to report that the food booth at the Elks bull-a-rama was a profitable undertaking.

Bingos are held every second Tuesday afternoon in the centre at 1:30 p.m., with the next one Oct. 4. Floor curling is expected to commence when harvest is finished. New members and supporters are welcome.

The awards and convocation evening was held at Gus Wetter School in Castor on Saturday evening. Our congratulations to the Halkirk students who received awards and recognition for their achievements.

At this time, we like to check up on the Halkirk students who were part of last year’s graduation classes.

From Gus Wetter School were: Alison Dahmer, who is studying education at Augustana University in Camrose; Kyle Godbersen, who is working for Flint in the Halkirk area; Jade Malloy, who is working in Red Deer: and Samantha Neilson, who is pursuing a degree in social work in Medicine Hat.

Graduating from William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler in the spring were: Briane Brodersen, who is up grading some science subjects and working in Red Deer; and Victoria Ruddell, who is at Mount Royal in Calgary studying languages as she works toward her education degree.

Good luck to all of those students.

On behalf of our community, we send belated birthday greetings to Mike Bain, who celebrated his 100th birthday last Thursday.

Sympathy is extended to Melody and Dale Kent and family on the passing of Melody’s dad, Jim Adair, on Sunday in the Stettler hospital. Services will be held in the Donalda Lutheran church later this week.

The school volleyball teams will commence games this week. Coaching the teams are Tracey Soldan and Lee Fowler. They play in a league against teams from Brownfield, Coronation, Gus Wetter and Theresetta schools.

Local students are participating in the Terry Fox run at Gus Wetter on Friday. They will be collecting pledges from family and friends.

Dick and Ann Creasy took a road trip through Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, enjoying the fall weather and colours last weekend. They stopped in Calgary to visit daughter Cindy and make a quick tour of the zoo.

Rick and Lisa Kent and family spent this weekend in Banff, celebrating McQuire’s 12th birthday.

Another ham and turkey bingo is coming up at the hall on Thursday. Start time is 7:30 p.m. This is a chance to win your Thanksgiving dinner.