HALKIRK HERALD — The Mother Teresa students and their teachers presented their annual Christmas pageant on Tuesday evening. Bailey Musgrove acted as emcee for the evening. Principal Sheri Beier welcomed everyone and Natalie Schilling played ‘Oh Canada’. Grades 1 through 6 sang songs, complete with actions, recited poems and thrilled the audience. The jr. high wrote their own material and presented ‘get smart’, a Christmas comedy, under the direction of Mrs. Ellyn Schaffner , that was enjoyed by all. The Nativity, performed in candlelight , was an awesome sight. An excellent concert! Seven students from Mrs. Karen Norman’s piano class also played between each act. Santa came and presented each youngster with a candy bag, compliments of the Halkirk Elks. Parents served a delicious lunch to end the evening.
Our students spent Thursday, the last day of school, at the Circle Square ranch where they enjoyed hay rides, a wiener roast and a Christmas movie. Many thanks to the Ranch staff for providing this entertainment. School is back in session on Jan. 4.
We send belated greetings out to Rose McColman who celebrated her 70 birthday on Dec. 11. Unfortunately Rose is now a patient in the Castor hospital and we also send get well wishes.
Congratulations to Clint and Lauren ( Potter ) Saruga on the birth of a 7 lb. 1 oz. baby girl, Bria Adeline, born on Dec. 18. Bria is welcomed by two big sisters, Jaylyn and Eberlee, at home as well as proud grandparents Doug and Lynne Potter and great grandparents Max and Lorraine Potter and Jim and Ethyl Baird.
Congrats to Kiara Gamroth, who placed second at the Alpine skiing qualifiers held last Sunday at the Canyon Ski Hill in Red Deer. She will compete during the Alberta Winter Games scheduled to be held in Medicine Hat in February.
We have a correction from last week: Morgan Jordal plays hockey with the Stettler bantam girls.
Clearview bus drivers held their Christmas supper at the Shangrila last Wednesday in Castor.
Coming up – Jan. 19 – Seniors’ Christmas supper; Feb. 6 – tentative date for the Elks’ Seafood and Comedy night.
We send greeting out to the editor and staff of the local papers and to all our readers. May the spirit of Christmas be with you and yours during this special time of year. We also wish you a happy and healthy New Year. Have fun – Drive safe. See you next year!