From April 2 - 6, Wade and Lorilee Dundas met up with Wes and Brandie Dundas in Nashville. Brandie was down taking in a scientific conference for teachers from March 31 till April 5. They took in a Nashville Predators hockey game, the Grand Ole Opry concert, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ryman Auditorium. They celebrated Wade and Lorilee’s 40th wedding anniversary and Lorilee’s 60th birthday with supper at a neat country restaurant downtown and a carriage ride.
On April 21, Hussar School hosted Grade 4-6 girls from Standard School and Rockyford School for a day filled with badminton and other activities. Mrs. Moczulski planned a busy day and a great way to make new friends. Thank you to all who helped make the day a memorable one! The Hussar School grade 5 and 6 boys, on the same day, headed to Standard School to participate in badminton activities.
A huge thank you is sent out to all volunteers who worked the Ag Society and Curling Club casinos. A few hours of your volunteering goes a long way in our community!
Casey, Pam and Dayne Collett travelled to Edmonton for the weekend of April 22-24 so Dayne could participate in a lacrosse tournament. Congratulations to Dayne and his team for bringing home the Gold Medal! What a great way to start the season!
Starting April 25, there will be a stuff y animal drive for tenderly loved and used or new stuffed toys for the medical lab in Drumheller. These toys are given to children who undergo tests at the lab. Please drop them off in the Christmas box at Chinook Financial. For more information please contact Lorilee Dundas at 787-2225 for more info.
Good luck to the Junior High students who will be playing in the badminton counties on April 27.
Dance recital will be held at 6 pm on April 28. Everyone is welcome to come to the Hussar Community Hall! The cost is a donation at the door! It will be an entertaining evening put on by the local talented youth dancers and actors in the community!
On Monday, May 2, FCSS is providing Grief Counsellors from Alberta Health, at the Sundowners Centre from 1:30 - 4 PM. This is open to anyone who would like to attend.
There will be a Mother’s Day Tea held at the Sundowners on Saturday, May 7, with local entertainment. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Baseball season is upon us! The home games scheduled for the Midget team out of Hussar will be on the following dates beginning at 6:30 pm: Wednesday, May 11, Tuesday, May 24, Wednesday, May 25, and Wednesday, June 15. We will also be hosting the year end tournament on June 24 and 25. Come out and cheer the boys and girls on down at the diamonds. This year the league includes Siksika, Strathmore, IBK and Hussar. Younger kids in the community are playing out of Standard or Bassano as we did not have the numbers to make teams for them. We wish everyone a great baseball season!
Swimming lessons will begin later in May for the students of Hussar School. They will be swimming in Strathmore beginning May 17.
The Collective Kitchens Program is coming to Hussar, put on by Wheatland FCSS, on Saturday, May 14 from 9:30 – 3:30. Anyone in- terested in taking part, please register and pay by May 9. There is room for a maximum of 10. You will go home with 10 meals. Please bring your own apron, cooler with ice packs and containers for your meals. For further information, or to register, please call Lois Thompson at 787-2250, Barb Larsen at 787-2429, Sandi Vicic at 787-2912 or Kay Fraser 787-2261. Remember, you have to register and pay by May 9, in order for the supplies to be purchased.
Hussar School has been collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Calgary for a number of years. Last year our community collected a record breaking 50 pounds of pop tabs! Compared to last year, less than half the amount of tabs have been collected so far. If you have pop tabs please bring them to the school no later than Tuesday, May 3 as we will be measuring, for the last time, the collection of pop tabs to see what we have achieved.
Campbell Soup is discontinuing their Labels for Education program later this year so we will not be collecting labels after the last day of school, June 29. Please get your labels in to the drop-off places before then.
For those of you who used to receive the Strathmore Standard in your mailbox, you can now pick it up at Toms General Store.
Help needed in locating a stray dog. “Elvis” is a large Black dog likely Rottweiler/ Lab cross. He had been in and around the Standard area since early Oct. In Jan a rescue mission started to capture him so that AARCS (Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society) could provide him with the medical attention he needs and re-home him to a suitable forever home. Elvis walks with a distinctive limp as he is missing one of his hind feet. He had some cuts on him that we were able to see via wildlife camera’s we had set up at a trap. We managed to get medicine in food for him to clear those up. However he has evaded capture thus far. He is very timid around people and often travels at night. He avoids human contact and will run if approached. He had found shelter in an abandoned stack of bales over the winter. As of Friday, April 15 he has not been back for his daily feeding. We know he likes to travel with the weather being as it is we are hoping he has found alternative shelter and food source. He lived off of garbage and roadkill until we started feeding him in January at which time he gave up on garbage. If anyone has seen him can you please call or text 403-934-7618 so we can resume the rescue mission, or know if he is still in the area and alive. Thank you for your assistance.
Annual cemetery clean up is June 6 at 5 pm. Please mark this on your calendar.
Reporters for May are Carey Taubert 403-787-3500 and Linda Moczulski 403-7872257.