HALKIRK HERALD — Mayor Dale Kent was invited to join other mayors and CAOs from the counties of Paintearth and Flagstaff to comment on the probable impact that closing the coal mines will have on the communities in East Central Alberta. The meeting was held on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Forestburg. A similar meeting took place in Hanna the day before.
Congratulations to Kim Turre and Derrick Lindballe who were married on Saturday, Feb. 25. The intimate ceremony with family and close friends took place at the beautiful Prairie Creek resort near Rocky Mountain House. Kim and Derrick make their home in Camrose.
Three local teams entered the Castor Men’s Bonspiel last week and all placed in the money. The team of Dan Fowler, JD Johnson, Kurt Chick and Corwin Solick placed first in the first. Trevor Duke, Dennis Turre, Graham Peterson and David Webber brought home first in the second event while Lee Fowler, Scott Koenraadt, Lyle Webber and Mark Spady placed third in the second event. Congrats.
Our Men’s and Ladies’ Spiel began on Monday, March 6 with 16 men’s and five ladies’ teams registered. The Halkirk curling club is sponsoring a dance featuring a live band “Tequila Gold” out of Calgary on Saturday, March 11 in the Community Hall, starting at 8 p.m. and open to anyone 18 and over.
Halkirk students, attending Gus Wetter High, enjoyed a three-day ski trip, Tuesday to Thursday, at Lake Louise.
Our senior floor curlers participated in a “hard- time” fun Spiel in Endiang last Monday. Taking part were Wendy Ashbacher, Jacquie and Paul Dietrich, Rose Koenraadt, Edna Luft and Anne Neilson.
Mark these dates on your calendar: March 9 and 10 – Teachers’ Convention – no school; March 12 – Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. and it’s also the time of year to test your smoke detectors, change the batteries and replace any over 10 years of age; March 11 – Halkirk Curling Club Dance at the Hall at 8 p.m., open to 18 plus; March 16 – regular Bingo at the Hall at 7:30 p.m.; March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish to you all; March 20 – first day of spring.