Travelers returning from long trips

The Halkirk Elks Bull-a-rama was held last Saturday, once again the stands were full.

HALKIRK HERALD — The Halkirk Elks Bull-a-rama was held last Saturday, once again the stands were full. Ladies of the Heartland started the afternoon then there was bull riding and bronc riding. The music at the dance was by Dally up and Dance. The fireworks at dusk was greatly enjoyed by all.

Sympathy goes to the family of Merle Rowland, wife of Mitch, of Red Deer, who passed away on Aug. 5. Mitch is the son of Bill and the late Mabel ( Neilson) Rowland and they lived in Halkirk until 1970 when the family moved to Red Deer. Mitch and Merle traveled around the province before settling in Red Deer where Mitch is a member of the RCMP. The Rowland story is on page 713 of Home Fires.

Jacquie and Paul Dietrich’s brother Gordon Anderson passed away on Aug. 11. Gordon was Jacquie’s younger brother and lived in Quenelle B.C.

Luke Nibourg is working for a fly-in fishing outfit at Red Lake, On. doing mostly dock work and hoping to gain a few flying hours before the end of the season. Tony and Clara drove out to visit him. It was an amazing drive across the prairies and up into the Canadian Shield area of Ontario, which is an 18-hour drive, each way. Jenna Nibourg and Brett Hauck are back from their big driving and camping adventure in the U.S. They are presently farming with Tony and Clara.

The Theaker family held their annual campout at Crimson Lake, near Rocky Mountain House on the August long weekend. Twenty-seven family members were present.

On Saturday. Paul Dietrich attended the Alliance horseshoe tournament. Once there, they drew names and Paul and his team mate won the tournament.

John Demos’s sister Riny and husband Leroy Soice from Calgary were recent visitors with John and Judy.

Deirdre Cordel accompanied Velma Schofield to Nova Scotia, getting a personal tour of Velma’s hometown of Heatherington, Parish Beach and the areas near there. They also traveled to Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, the Halifax Harbour and part of the Cabot trail. A beautiful friendly province, they had a great time.

Coming up: Bingo starts at the hall on Sept. 1 at 7:30.