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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.