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Six­teen women thor­oughly ap­pre­ci­ated the Grief Coun­cil­lors from Wheat­land FCSS who spoke at the Sun­downer’s Cen­tre on Monday, May 2. They had lots of use­ful and com­fort­ing ad­vice for those in at­ten­dance.

Re­mem­ber to get your Camp­bell soup la­bels to the Hus­sar School in by Wed­nes­day, June 15 if at all pos­si­ble. The pro­gram is be­ing dis­con­tin­ued later this year and we’d like to cap­i­tal­ize on our points prior to that date.

Get well wishes from the Hus­sar com­mu­nity are ex­tended to Sonny Si­monin who has been a pa­tient at the Foothills Hos­pi­tal and to April Har­ri­son who was at the Peter Lougheed Hos­pi­tal. We also wish get well to Ben Arm­strong who re­cov­ers from a rib in­jury and Ken Wil­liams on his re­cent hos­pi­tal­iza­tion.

Hus­sar playschool stu­dents re­cently vis­ited the li­brary for a tour, a spe­cial story and the op­por­tu­nity to check out some books. Thank you to Mrs. Harms for the visit! The playschool stu­dents and their par­ents also went on a field trip to the Hus­sar fire hall. It was a great ex­pe­ri­ence with the chance to learn all about fire­fight­ers and of course, check out the fire trucks up close! Thank you to Fire Chief Mike Hager and the Hus­sar Fire De­part­ment for the tour, the snacks and for their in­valu­able ser­vice to our com­mu­nity.

On Thurs­day, May 5, the playschool had some spe­cial vis­i­tors to our “Try-it Day”. Dawsyn Dun­das, Tay­lor Gor­don and Lila Sev­ert­son joined the reg­u­lar class for play­time, sto­ries, songs and crafts. We sure en­joyed get­ting to know some of our up-and-com­ing stu­dents!

The Hus­sar School stu­dents have just fin­ished an event filled Ed­u­ca­tion Week May 2-5. They proudly wore their red school t-shirts for their monthly Griz­zly Pride assem­bly on the Tues­day, fol­lowed by a per­for­mance on “The Magic of Sci­ence” on Wed­nes­day. Mr. Fish’s op­ti­cal il­lu­sions and sci­ence tricks kept the au­di­ence en­thralled. We also wore hats to rec­og­nize the “Hats On for Men­tal Health aware­ness” on Wed­nes­day. The week ended with a visit from the Sci­ence in Mo­tion van from the Telus World of Sci­ence in Ed­mon­ton. On that day, the whole school learned about liq­uid ni­tro­gen and how it re­acts with solids, liq­uids, and gasses. One of the high­lights in­cluded bring­ing to life a col­lec­tion of bal­loon an­i­mals. Be sure to ask the stu­dents about this en­light­en­ing demon­stra­tion. In­di­vid­ual class­rooms then did work­shops on Hot and Cold Tem­per­a­tures, Sound, and Cir­cuit Con­struc­tion to sup­ple­ment the sci­ence cur­ricu­lum. Thanks again to the Kinder­garten As­so­ci­a­tion for fund­ing such hands-on op­por­tu­ni­ties for the stu­dents in Hus­sar.

May brings swim­ming lessons, plant de­liv­ery and pick-up on May 25-27, and the an­nual Vol­un­teer Tea on Fri­day, May 27. Be sure to check the school’s web page for more de­tails.

The nice weather means that archery and base­ball are un­der­way for a num­ber of the Hus­sar School stu­dents. The Hus­sar Fish and Game Youth Archery Club has 23 par­tic­i­pants un­der the di­rec­tion of Russ and Linda Thompson on Mon­days af­ter school. In base­ball, Grady Sev­ert­son and Everett Thompson are play­ing on the Stan­dard rookie team this year. They look for­ward to their first game on Thurs­day, May 12. The Mos­quito Red Sox team out of Stan­dard is pleased to wel­come Rhett Gre­gory, Brody Hale, Jack Ox­toby, Car­son Sev­ert­son, and Ethan Thompson as mem­bers this year. The team had their first game on Thurs­day, May 5 against Strath­more and although the team lost a close one, it was a great start to their sea­son. They have ten games in a six week pe­riod so it will be a busy sea­son for the Mos­qui­toes. Watch for more re­sults in fu­ture weeks.

The Hus­sar Mid­get Base­ball team has 15 play­ers from Hus­sar, Bas­sano, Gle­ichen & Rock­y­ford. They played their first game in Sik­sika on Wed­nes­day, May 4 win­ning 12 – 7. Their first home game will be Wed­nes­day, May 11 at the Hus­sar Ball grounds. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come out & cheer them on! Game time at 6:30 pm.

The Mother’s Day Tea at the Sun­down­ers Cen­tre on Saturday, May 7 was once again a suc­cess. Sandi Vi­cic started the pro­gram with a prayer for all the peo­ple in Fort McMur­ray and thanked ev­ery­one for the great com­mu­nity sup­port. Jeff Epp sang “Grandma’s Song” which was touching, and very ap­pro­pri­ate. Dancers from Hus­sar Fine Arts So­ci­ety, Ri­ley Arm­strong, Kali Col­lett and Paige Chap­man per­formed some of their dances and did a great job. Many door prizes were won and the af­ter­noon then was spent vis­it­ing. Many thanks to those who helped pre­pare for it, do­nated door prizes, worked at it and took part in it. Spe­cial thanks to Ch­eryl Fisher for her gen­er­ous do­na­tion.

Brian, Kelly and Bran­don Gra­ham from Fort McMur­ray are cur­rently stay­ing at Tom and Stacey Fraser’s farm. They are Shane’s bil­let fam­ily when he lives and plays hockey in Fort McMur­ray. They were evac­u­ated on Tues­day, May 3 and ar­rived at their place on May 5. Thanks to an­other fam­ily from Strath­more, Mark and Michelle Bishop, whose son also bil­leted with them, they were sup­plied with a trailer to live in. They are com­fort­able and cared for, and ev­ery­one is very grate­ful for the of­fers to help in so many ways. Global TV vis­ited the farm Fri­day and in­ter­viewed Shane and two team­mates from Strath­more, as well as Brian and Brendan Gra­ham.

Our hearts go out to all those af­fected by this hor­ren­dous fire at Fort McMur­ray. The Vi­cic fam­ily from Hus­sar is di­rectly af­fected as Stan­ley still works up there as does a son, grand­son, brother and two neph­ews. Scott Ox­toby also works in the Fort McMur­ray area.

For the month of May, please send your news to Carey Taubert (787-3500) or Linda Moczulski.

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