We can have a bonfire now

A most welcome rain, averaging up to three inches, fell on our area halting the seeding operations

HALKIRK HERALD — A most welcome rain, averaging up to three inches, fell on our area halting the seeding operations though I’m told that most farmers are nearing the completion of spring work. Ranchers are thrilled to have the rain on their very dry grassland. But, for those who went camping, on this the first long weekend, it was very, very cold with snow in some areas. At least now we can have a bon fire.

Congratulations to Justin and Stephanie (Bunbury) Brown of Invermere, B.C. on the birth of a 7 lb. 13 oz. baby boy, Max Parker, who was born on May 18 in Cranbrook. The Browns also have a two and a half-year -old son, Owen. This is great grandbaby # 32 for Bill and May Jamieson.

Sympathy is extended to the Schaffner family on the passing of Dilys ( Bowen ) Schaffner, widow of Bill, at age 84, on May 18 in the Castor hospital. Services will be held on May 24.

Our best wishes go out to our Halkirk students, Katelyn Dahmer, Hailey Grice and Simon Muncy, who will be part of the graduation ceremonies held at Gus Wetter on Friday, May 27 and to Morgan Kent and Shayla Schilling, who will be graduating from W.E. Hay on Saturday, May 28. More details to follow next week.

The Dahmers, Louanne, Ali, Katelyn, Ryan and friend Lindsey spent the long weekend in Saskatchewan with Ralph and Norma Stock. They had a branding round-up on Saturday.

Oops- missed Terry and Peggy Vockeroths’ names from the cooks who were at the Nibourg house feeding the gang who supported the Elks fundraiser.

Coming up: May 26 Hall board Bingo at 7:30; May 30 Piano recital with the students of Karen Norman at the hall at 7 p.m.; June 1 Grade 9 graduation starting at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper followed by commencement exercises; June 4 Bridal shower for Kourney Schilling at 2 p.m. at the hall.