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The sympathy of the community to Lyle and Diana Rowe on the passing of Lyle’s father, John Rowe at the age of 92 years. Funeral services were held at the Munson Hall on Friday, October 14. Another old timer gone and sadly missed.
The Verdant Valley Community Center has been the scene of some family events. On the weekend of October 15 the family of Frank and Eunice Wilson gathered to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Frank and Eunice. What a special occasion and our best wishes to them. This last weekend, October 22, the family of Doris Wade gathered at the community Center to enjoy visiting and quilting. What a great way to get together and share some quality time and learn a family craft.
There is no shortage of places this month where one can eat out and help worthwhile community or charitable causes. Back on October 15 Rowley held their Steak and Lobster Night. On October 20 Munson Community held a Turkey supper in their new hall. On Saturday, October 22 Grace Lutheran Church held a Pig Roast for Habitat for Humanity in Drumheller with a great response from the community. The annual Hand Hills Turkey Supper on Sunday, October 23 was exceptional as usual and let us get a look at the nearly finished new kitchen. In the coming weeks there is a Fall Supper in Morrin on Wednesday, October 26 and in Rumsey on November 5. This coming Sunday, October 29, the Knox United Church is holding a fundraiser barbecue beef supper at the Verdant Valley Community Center. Wow! You have your choice of very fine dining.
Congratulations to Liam McDougald who will be presented with the silver Duke of Edinburgh Award on Saturday, October 28. Liam has been involved in athletic, volunteer and adventure journeys to achieve this award. He has been a member of football and hockey teams and nine years a member of the Delia 4H Beef Club. In volunteer activities he has helped mentor young players of the Titans Football team, taken part in Delia Community clean up, Drumheller Salvation Army food drives, 4H recycling programs, and school performing arts. His adventure journeys have taken Liam on the Cycle to Banff led by Two Wheel View and the Drumheller RCMP Community Youth Challenge. Liam has also gone on two 4H exchange trips, several educational trips with school and hockey. He has gone on a Fine Arts trip to New York City and visited four European countries with his hockey team. He is also looking forward to going to Vimy Ridge with DVSS in 2017 for the 100th Anniversary Ceremony. Well done Liam and all the best wishes in your future.
I have missed two weeks of news and birthday and anniversary greetings. Belated birthday wishes to Michael Lowey on October 16, Christina Kuvaja on October 19, Lisa James on October 20, Lacey ( Wilson) Beatty on October 21, Tyson Powell and Riley Larsen on October 22, Gloria ( Wilson) Anderson on October 23. Best wishes this week to Kyley Poland on October 27, Randy James on October 31, Cliff McDougald on November 1.
Happy wedding anniversary greetings to Barry and Carol Keirle and Dale and Bev Wilson on October 13, Derrick and Connie Wilson on October 24 and Mickey and Percy Poland on October 28.
Have a safe and fun Halloween on Monday. Hope the weather is fine for that day. I won’t even mention weather and harvest!