Signs of spring obvious

GADSBY/WESTWOODS -- A sure sign of spring, The Omega Circle Cemetery Club held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, April 21.

GADSBY/WESTWOODS — A sure sign of spring, The Omega Circle Cemetery Club held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, April 21 at Joanne Hoopfer’s home. They are still calling for new members, young and old, gals or guys welcome. Next meeting will be third Thursday of May at Morag and Jim Gallion’s home in Stettler (just west of No Frills).

Attention ladies: There is a bridal shower for Collin Hansel (son of Lynn and Marina Hansel, Gadsby) and bride elect Becky Wintringham (daughter of Darcy and Brenda Wintringham with a Gadsby connection – grandpa Frank Chick) on Saturday, May 7 at the Ramada Inn, Stettler at 2 p.m.

Another sure sign of spring, there was a ball tournament in Gadsby on the weekend. The overflow was full of RV’s, the ball diamonds were “loaded”; lots of fun for everyone, The weather was perfect.

Happy birthday to Sophie Diegel, who turned 13 Sunday. There was a birthday “wing fry” at home on Saturday night with 35 of Sophie’s “awesome relatives” including grandparents Ron and Donna Beier, Stan and Gloria Diegel as well as aunts and uncles and a host of cousins.

Congratulations to great grandparents Bill and Joyce Hansel on the birth of their 16th great grandbaby (what two people can’t accomplish!). Born to Jeff and Kathy Botting, in Wainwright, a boy, nine pounds four ounces, Cameron Alan Botting, a brother for Brett. Proud Grandparents are Stan and MaryLou Botting.

Bill and Joyce headed to Cadogan on Friday night to see the new baby at home. They stayed with Stan and MaryLou taking in birthday celebrations the next day for great grandson Dustin, who turned three on Saturday. The party was at Ryan and Leila Botting’s. Back home on Sunday and a visit/card game with Gordie and Shirley Reynolds.

Sympathies to Ella Vance and all members of the Jerzak family on the passing of Ella’s granddaughter Savanah Carson (who would have been 16 in May), she was the daughter of Michelle and Tim Carson. Savanah was born with health problems, the family was blessed to have her with them longer than expected but mourning her loss.

Fred Entwisle received word of the sudden passing of his uncle Jim in Kimberly B.C. Fred and his sister Thelma Davits motored to Kimberly for the funeral this week. Meeting sister Kathy and Joey Prillar there; staying with sister Connie and Lloyd before coming home. Like Jim’s sisters Margaret Entwisle and Mary Brennen, his passing was unexpected, he was in his early 70s. Sincere sympathies to all the family, most who are well known in the Gadsby area.