That is what should be called a surprise

Surprises come in all sizes and shapes!


Surprises come in all sizes and shapes! Last week Fred and Velvet Entwisle, Haley and Cooper gathered at son Tom and Angela’s in Stettler for a 7 a.m. phone call from their other son Kyle and Leigha “Down Under”. Seven o’clock came and a knock on the door surprised them. An even bigger surprise when Kyle and Leigha walked in. With winter coming, their adventures in New Zealand and Australia have come to a close. They were just in time for that last heat wave we had.

The celebrations continued on Monday with birthday supper and cake at Tom and Angela’s for Velvet.

The big news for this week is, of course, the annual pancake brunch on Sunday at the church building provided by Gadsby Heritage Society. The Brunch starts at 10:30 a.m.

Then the annual Decoration Day service at the Gadsby Cemetery begins at 2 p.m.; coffee and donuts following the service. Decoration Day memories for me were huge bouquets of flowers to take to the cemetery; dad washing and polishing the car; mom baking and cleaning; friends invited for dinner after the service and dad shining his shoes and getting his Legion suit, tie and tam ready so he could march in with the veterans. One thing that hasn’t changed is the anticipation of seeing and visiting with all our old friends who have moved away, who come back for the day!

Congratulations to Bill and Joyce Hansel on the arrival of their 13th great grandchild! With six boys and six girls, 13th was the tiebreaker! Born to Jeff and Kathy Botting of Cadogan, a baby boy Brett Daniel on Aug. 18 in the Wainwright hospital weighing eight pounds, nine ounces! Baby and mom doing well!


Just Posted

Stettler and area youth jump into curling this winter

Junior Curling Program runs Monday nights in Stettler

Stettler secondhand charity looks for new home

Superfluity lease not being renewed; will move by Sept., 2018

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

Stettler Auction Mart sees 700 head move through Jan. 9

Lars Callieou to entertain in Halkirk on Feb. 10

Volunteer appreciation supper held on Friday night

Outrage against hunting ‘pretty animals’

But its ok if they are ‘stupid and ugly’

Stettler and area youth jump into curling this winter

Junior Curling Program runs Monday nights in Stettler

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Provincial park no more

The province transferred Sylvan Lake Provincial Park to the Town yesterday

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.