Craigmyle Car­di­nal

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Con­grat­u­la­tions to Craigmyle’s Spencer Mam­mel, who is the proud re­cip­i­ent of a Bronze Medal for the Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s Award. The Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s Award is an in­ter­na­tional pro­gram founded by H.R.H. Prince Philip in 1956. The award came to Canada in 1963 and was es­tab­lished in Al­berta in 1976. It is a youth awards pro­gram that has ex­panded to 144 na­tions. To ob­tain a Bronze award, Spencer had to do a min­i­mum of three months ac­tiv­ity for each of the vol­un­teer­ing, phys­i­cal and skills sec­tions, as well as plan, train for and do a two day and one night ex­pe­di­tion. The work in­volved to com­plete the Bronze pro­gram is de­signed to take a min­i­mum of six months. Spencer was pre­sented with his award at a cer­e­mony on May 8 at the Bad­lands Com­mu­nity Fa­cil­ity in Drumheller. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Spencer, you are an­other young per­son who has made your com­mu­nity proud!

The an­nual meet­ing of the Craigmyle His­toric So­ci­ety saw a num­ber of changes to ex­ec­u­tive and di­rec­tors. Bev Bergman and Su­san Rees re­main as Chair­per­son and Sec­re­tary, re­spec­tively. Trea­surer is Linda Nor­lie, re­plac­ing Bev Rees. Also new are di­rec­tors Jan­ice Hoover and Erik Bjorn.

The 2016 fi­nan­cial state­ment was re­viewed, with some er­rors noted. Bev and Linda will con­tact the au­di­tor to clar­ify noted er­rors. The ap­pli­ca­tion for work­ing at a casino has been re­ceived and ap­proved.

At the reg­u­lar CHS meet­ing plans were put in place for the 4-H Con­ces­sion to be held on Mon­day, June 5 in Delia. This event, which is the Drumheller District 4-H beef show and sale, is an event you just might want to take in. Not only will you have the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a top quality beef, you can also en­joy a great lunch in­clud­ing Ma­bel’s much sought af­ter rhubarb pie (as well as lemon, ap­ple and oth­ers).

Please note that there will be no pan­cake break­fasts in June, July and Au­gust. Stay tuned to this col­umn for po­ten­tial fall break­fasts.

There have been sev­eral folk be­sides CHS mem­bers who have an­swered the call to be pump­kin grow­ers. This year’s pump­kin fest prom­ises to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever, with sev­eral nov­elty pump­kins in the works. The good fea­ture about hav­ing pump­kins grown over a larger area is that the risk of fail­ure in one area is min­i­mized by po­ten­tial suc­cess in an­other area. (e.g. a hail storm can do a real num­ber on a pump­kin patch!)

Long time Craigmyle res­i­dent, Betty Olm­stead, has of­fi­cially taken up res­i­dence in Drumheller. Two nights be­fore Betty’s of­fi­cial move, she was lured to a friend’s home for a so­cial time. It turned out to be a short so­cial time, as she was soon lured back to her home. Upon ar­riv­ing home she was sur­prised by 10 fam­ily mem­bers en­joy­ing them­selves while sit­ting on pack­ing car­tons as they shared a de­li­cious “last din­ner at home” brought in by Betty’s daugh­ter, Heather. Your com­mu­nity wishes you all the best in your new home, Betty.

The Craigmyle com­mu­nity also wel­comes the new young fam­ily who will be tak­ing up res­i­dence in Betty’s for­mer home.

Betty may no longer be liv­ing next door to the church, but the Craigmyle Cof­fee Break will con­tinue with the help of other com­mu­nity vol­un­teers. The Cof­fee Break, which was Betty’s brain­child, be­gan a num­ber of years ago and has been a very suc­cess­ful and much en­joyed event un­der Betty’s faith­ful man­age- ment. All are in­vited to come out to this twice weekly so­cial time tak­ing place Tues­day and Thurs­day morn­ings in the church base­ment. Betty prom­ises she will be back to visit at cof­fee time when­ever she can.

Also mov­ing from our com­mu­nity is Colleen Lit­tlechild who has re­cently taken up res­i­dence in the Hanna Lodge. Colleen in­vites her Craigmyle friends to pay her a visit when­ever they can. She also ex­presses sin­cere grat­i­tude to those faith­ful friends who helped her through this most stress­ful and dif­fi­cult time. En­joy your new home, Colleen.

Birth­day Greet­ings go out to Makayla Maksym­chuk and Ken Strel­lioff both shar­ing May 30 and Mary Heather­sUp­shaw on May 31. Happy An­niver­sary to Bill and Mary Anne Rees on May 31. Have a great day!

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