Craigmyle has been a relatively quiet community this past while, but there are a few happenings you may want to know about.
Just a reminder for any folk who would like to participate in the April 22 Craigmyle Community Garage Sale: sale sites will be listed on a location map to be given out at the first site entering Craigmyle. If you want to have your site listed on the map you MUST contact Bev R. (6652237) or Bev B. (665-2492) to notify them. Out of hamlet folk can also participate because the fire hall will be available for you to display your wares. However, you also must notify the above contact people prior to the sale date.
Ken and Laureen Strellioff, accompanied by their Irish Red Setter, Tilly, motored to Red Deer recently to the All Breed Dog Show where Tilly put on her best show. Under a judge from Finland, Tilly won Best of Breed over five other Irish Setters to gain two points toward her Canadian Championship. Way to go, Tilly; you have made your community proud!
I have recently received news of the passing of Amy (Nixon) Bates. Amy and her husband, Frank, were a viable part of the Craigmyle community for probably 40 or more years: purchasing their groceries and wares at Innes General Store; delivering grain to the Craigmyle elevators; and doing business with the Craigmyle Credit Union. Upon leaving this community, Amy and Frank moved to Halkirk and later to Stettler. Frank currently resides in Stettler. Condolences go out to Linda (Nixon) and Larry Norlie on the passing of Amy, Linda’s aunt.
It was our pleasure to have Jim and Heather (Bates/Bergman) Davidson at our home for a few days this week. They were here from Nakusp, BC to attend the funeral of Heather’s aunt, Amy Bates.
Erik and Joy Bjorn have returned from a two week trip to Washington State where they reconnected with many former friends, as well as giving “Uncle Sam” his just tax dues for the past year. Guess what? – next year it will be for “Cousin Justin.” It was a relief to see them safely home and know that their friends would not need to travel to Manitoba to smuggle them through that field that leads to Emerson!
The Easter season is quickly upon us again – just proof of how fast another year has gone. Let us each take a moment from the bustle of our lives and remember why we celebrate this beautiful time of promise. Wishing a Happy Easter to all faithful readers!
April 19 is a day many in our community are celebrating. If you see Mac Gordon or Zach Rees, wish them a Happy Birthday and if you run across Al and Sheila Rhorback wish them a Happy Anniversary. Then, the next day, April 20, you might want to wish Everette and Sheri Alderdice a Happy Anniversary. Hope you all have a great day!