With minor league on and mosquitoes back, winter is surely over


The rakes and hoes have come out of storage and yards and lawns are being groomed. Some mosquitoes have already been sighted. And minor league baseball has started Monday nights at the Gadsby ball diamonds.

Last weekend saw several members of the Westwoods ag society in Red Deer, working casino to make some money for ongoing upkeep and improvements.

It is good to hear Deanna Kneeland is recovering from live donor double lung transplant in Edmonton.

Deanna’s brother and uncle were partial lung donors and Les and Kathy are pleased to report all went well.

Grandma Laura Stevenson is proud to announce the arrival of Brody Grant, born April 12 at 8:45 p.m. in Stettler hospital to Railene and Grant Schulmeister of Castor. Brody weighed eight pounds and three ounces, a brother for Summer. Proud grandparents are Ray and Laura Stevenson and Kelly and Tony and Vickie Schulmeister.

Congratulations to Kayla and Shane Hoffman on the early birth of their baby boy Landon Nathaniel Ryan Hoffman at four pounds three ounces. Proud grandparents are Lawrence and Arlene Hoffman of Stettler and Dwayne and Marie Bignell of the Westwoods area, as well as great grandparents Lee and Jim Courothers.

Sophie Diegel turned eight years on Sunday, May 1 with a family supper at her home. Mom and dad Arden and Deanne, sisters Sadie, Eva and Ella as well as aunts and uncles Wade and Ibiett and girls, Richelle and Gret and family; grandparents Gloria and Stan Diegel, Ron and Donna Beier were all on hand to help make the day. Happy birthday, Sophie!

It was good to hear Ruth Goodkey was out to the family farm for Easter. Granddaughter Darla Goodkey hosted the day.

Sherry and Dean Erickson and girls are back from a week at Fairmont Hot Springs. Dean’s mom Leona went with them. It was a great family time together.