At the last regular meeting of the seniors, it was decided to resume holding potluck suppers prior to their regular meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Discussed at the meeting were fundraising ideas and the upcoming upgrade of the Halkirk Homefires history book.
Spring officially arrived on Saturday, but for the benefit of our snow birds, we have nothing but praise for the balmy temps over the past couple of months. Of course, we do need moisture and it could still come in the form of snow. Earth Day is Saturday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour to save energy. It falls into the re-use, reduce and re-cycle category that we all should be aware of and supporting.
Grades 4 to 9 school kids took the opportunity to use the curling rink while the ice was in and finished up that section of their phys-ed.
Two local floor curling teams were entered in the seniors bonspiel in Castor last week. Entered were Anne Neilsons team with Shirley Brodersen, Dora Morasch and Elizabeth Raher and Adolf Heiers team with Irene Schilling, Lowell Berry and Paul Dietrich.
Sympathy of the community is extended to the family of Pat Swartzenberger, who passed away on March 15. Pat was a generous member of the Halkirk Royal Purple for a number of years.
We send sympathy to the family of Gerald Jackson (83) of Camrose who passed away on March 17.
Services and internment were held on Monday in Camrose. Their story is on page 200 of the Halkirk history book.
Congratulations to Mike and Andrea (Neilson) Hanson of Calgary on the safe arrival of identical twin boys born on March 14. Tyler Jackson Scott weighed 5 lbs 6 oz and Cole Timothy weighed 5 lb 8 oz. Proud grandparents are Tim and Julie Neilson with Paul and Joyce Neilson and Buddy McFarland as great-grandparents.
Birthday greetings go out to Jim Creasey, who celebrated the Big 6-5 on March 17. Siblings Linda and David, Dick and Ann and Cathy and Greg helped him celebrate with Sunday brunch at the Black Knight in Red Deer.
The Paintearth 4-H Beef Club will be holding their annual Ham bingo on Sunday, March 28 at the Halkirk hall. Tickets available from 4-H members or at the door. The Halkirk hall board will hold their Easter ham and turkey Bingos on Thursday, March 25 and Thursday, April 1.