Craigmyle Car­di­nal

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It was a week­end to re­mem­ber! Lo­cals who at­tended the Hand Hills Stam­pede were so im­pressed with the or­ga­ni­za­tion and pre­sen­ta­tion of this great event. Their 100th year was a real mile­stone: a mar­velous pa­rade; rodeo events; a trade show; great food; with the lighted 100 sign il­lu­mi­nat­ing the skies af­ter dark. I had the op­por­tu­nity to see an aerial view of the grounds and it was stun­ning; beau­ti­ful blue lake with a “trailer city”. Very im­pres­sive!! Craigmyle lo­cals who did not have the stamina to be in at­ten­dance late Satur­day night, sat on hills in this com­mu­nity and en­joyed the daz­zling fire­work dis­play. All re­ports from this com­mu­nity give the Hand Hills a “10” for their fine event.

I have known Linda Nor­lie for a very long time and we have al­ways worked to­gether very well, how­ever, I think I have to quit hang­ing out with her! She and I worked the Hand Hills con­ces­sion “grave­yard” shift on Fri­day night (along with oth­ers). Upon leav­ing the grounds at about 2:00 am and slowly pro­ceed­ing home, we were pulled over by the RCMP. Now, Art is work­ing to con­vince lo­cals that it was be­cause Linda and I were “hung over”, so maybe I need to quit hang­ing out with Linda! Un­for­tu­nately I am com­mit­ted to mak­ing burg­ers with her this Mon­day at the 4-H Con­ces­sion in Delia; I re­ally hope we don’t get pulled over from that!

How­ever, the fine RCMP of­fi­cer who stopped us did not even ask for driver’s li­cence, ID or reg­is­tra­tion. He was ob­vi­ously pulling the grave­yard shift him­self and just gen­uinely felt sorry for these two “old” ladies who were do­ing the same! Work­ing the Hand Hills con­ces­sion on the Fri­day night is ac­tu­ally fun and usu­ally proves to be en­ter­tain­ing. Linda, are you up for an­other ad­ven­ture next year??

Sun­day’s Craigmyle pan­cake breakfast brought out a good num­ber of peo­ple, de­spite that it was the week­end of the Hand Hills Stam­pede. Even though or­ga­niz­ers were look­ing for a small at­ten­dance, they man­aged to keep up with the hun­gry souls who turned out. This month’s draw was won by shaw.

There is a com­mu­nity lo­cal who is cel­e­brat­ing a mile­stone in a cou­ple of weeks. Art Bergman will be cel­e­brat­ing 15 years of re­ceiv­ing OAS. Yes, that’s right; this vi­va­cious guy will soon be 80 years old. Any­one wish­ing to con­grat­u­late him on this mile­stone can stop by the Bergman farm for a come and go so­cial time on Satur­day, June 25 be­gin­ning at 7:00 pm.

Turn­ing 80 has not slowed Art down too much. This past week he put his en­ergy into clean­ing up two neglected ru­ral ceme­ter­ies that many peo­ple may not even be aware of: the Dowl­ing Lake Ceme­tery and the St. Mark’s Lutheran Ceme­tery; both part of the Craigmyle com­mu­nity. Great job Art, keep it up! Mary Heathers-Up-

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