The community would like to send our condolences to Mae Thompson and their whole family on the recent passing of John Thompson.
There are still decorations left in the campground from the Light up the Night event in December. If you decorated for the event, please have your decorations, poles and cords removed as soon as possible
The Hussar Curling Club will be hosting the Mixed Bonspiel on April 3-9. If you want to put a team in please call Barry Kaiser at 403-787-2489 or Kevin Slemko at 403-7872707. There will be a supper and dance on April 9 at the Community hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Strathmore bantam girls along with Emma Armstrong and Larissa Hiebert played the best hockey they have played all year and lost in the semi-final round at Provincials in Hinton, Alberta. Coaches and parents are extremely proud of the heart and resilience that the girls showed in this tournament. They finished first in their pool to go to semi-final. Congrats on a great weekend to the team.
Brad, Paige, Carson and Grady went on a quick overnight trip to Edmonton to watch an Oilers game at Rexall Place. This is the last season the Oilers will play at Rexall, so it was fun for the kids to get to see them play there before they move to the new arena! The Oilers won 2-0 over the Canucks.
On Saturday, March 19, Kylie Bishop and Jason Slemko participated in the 4H Regional Speaking Competition in Strathmore. They both gave excellent speeches against some very strong competitors. Congratulations to Jason for winning third place and to both speakers for advancing to this level.
Don and Kay Fraser have been travelling around the province following their grandson Griffen ( Jamie and Dee’s son) and his AAA Bantam hockey team in their pursuit of a provincial championship which they won on Saturday, March 19, in Lethbridge. Their last opposition was Sherwood Park and they won the best of five series in three very exciting games, 3-0. 4-3, 4-3. They will now go to Westerns in Okotoks at the end of the month to compete against, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the host team of Okotoks.
The Hussar Historical Society is starting the next stage in getting our history book ready to print. We are starting to edit stories and get them saved under the right format. This means that we are still accepting stories even a little after our final due date. I know it seems like we may be saying this over and over again, but we want to make sure everyone gets their story in so we can make it up to date for everyone. Our email address is email@example.com. Please keep sending your story in.
Friends of East Wheatland are looking for farmers! We have the seed and we have the chemical but we need farmers to plant 10 acres of canola for the new school. The farmer will get a tax receipt for the difference of their donated revenue and the inputs received from FEW. Contact Jeadene Gregory at 403-787-2553 or Celeste Christensen at 403644-2212 for more information or to sign up.
Chinook Financial in Hussar will be hosting a clothing drive in support of the Kidney Foundation of Southern Alberta and the Wheatland Food Bank. You can drop of clothes, jewelry, outerwear, shoes, handbags, draperies, linens, yarn, patterns and sleep- ing bags in good used and cleaned condition to the Hussar Branch of Chinook Financial Monday to Friday from 9-5 until April 7. For security reasons please do not leave bags outside of the building or in the entry way, these items will be thrown away. We will also be doing a food drive for the Wheatland & District Food Hamper, so please feel free to drop in with any non-perishable food items as well. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Good luck to all the Lacrosse players who are back at it and doing evaluations this week.
The Hussar Annual Community meeting will be held April 10, 2016 at the Hussar Community Hall at 7:30 p.m. Please send your president, treasurer and casino coordinator of your group to report on your financial status and plans.
Congratulations to Rockyford Rush ringette team on winning their City League Championship for the second year in a row this past Wednesday. They move on to provincials this weekend March 25-27 in Rockyford! Brittany Wegner, Beth Lein and Debbie Knudsen all play on the team. Congrats girls!!
Eric Sandum and his Bantam ‘A’ team were in provincials in Beaumont this weekend. 2-1-1 record. They ended up tied with Fort Saskatchewan for a spot in the semifinals. But, unfortunately they had lost to them in round robin so that was the end of the season. Great weekend though with wonderful teammates and fun parents.
On Wed., March 16, the Connect First Credit Union (including the division of Chinook Financial) held their Annual General Meeting at the TELUS Spark Centre in Calgary. Connie, Betty, Lorilee and Carol attended representing our Hussar branch. Congratulations to Carey Taubert who was elected to the executive of the board in the Board Secretary position.
Barry Kaiser, Ross Peake, Kevin Taubert & Randy Kaiser curled in the Men’s Bonspiel in Strathmore from March 16-20 ending up 3rd in the D event out of 36 teams.