Hand Hills Grapevine

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Hello Hand Hills….we are still strug­gling with this hot dry weather here in the Hills. Two fires in two weeks takes the fun out of do­ing any­thing. Please be care­ful out there. Hun­ters please be ex­tra cau­tious when driv­ing around. Your muf­flers and cig­a­rettes have po­ten­tial to be the cause of the next fire in the Hills. Horses that are be­ing used reg­u­larly are hav­ing their shoes re­moved as they can spark a fire as well. Every­one is on high alert. WE NEED A RAIN! At this point we would even take the white stuff.

The Zip­per Fam­ily, Dean and Melvin Rau­gust Fam­ily and Keith and Casey Grif­fith Fam­ily were the lat­est to ex­pe­ri­ence fires. One was started by a rock in a swather and the other by a downed power line.

The lost of an old Heemskert homestead was a sad sight to see.

Re­sponse to th­ese two fires was ex­cep­tional. If you know a vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers. Please shake their hand, give them a huge hug and thank them for their un­selfish work.

It was be­cause of all the fire­fight­ers, the Hut­terite Colonies and the com­mu­nity at large that our com­mu­nity averted a much worse out­come.

And they are off to Kinder­garten! Edith Hamelin, who is the bus driver that drives thru the Hills on her route to Delia School, phoned me and told me that this year she has 14 stu­dents on her bus and three are Kinder­garten Chil­dren.

Her first pick up is at the Sun­terra Barns, on the Fish Lake Road and there she picks up Ally Mab­bott and Sammy Her­nan­dez. Rowan Hardy is her other first year stu­dent. Have fun lit­tle ones! Edith has been driv­ing in the Hills for 3 years and just loves her job!

Larry Rosin, who has been driv­ing for many, many years, has two Kin­der­gar- ten Chil­dren on his route. Mariri Rosin and Gavin Doyle. One is Larry’s Grand­daugh­ter and the other is Grant Ernst’s Grand­son.

I might as well Con­grat­u­late Great Grand­par­ents, Fred and Edna Pre­ston as well. Hello Fred and Edna! I won­der how many chil­dren/ grand­chil­dren/great grand­chil­dren those two have seen off to school?

The Donna Grif­fith Me­mo­rial Fam­ily Rodeo is this Satur­day at the Hand Hills. Come watch the events, the booth will be open and it is sure to be a fun filled day. This is such a fit­ting way to re­mem­ber Donna.

Bob and Pinky Ta­bor hosted a re­union of the Big Six at their place on the week­end of Au­gust 26. This group of six Olds Col­lege Grad­u­ates has been get­ting to­gether ev­ery year for the last 53 years. Talk­ing of old times, mak­ing new mem­o­ries and just tak­ing the time to carry on this tra­di­tion is such a great story. The group went to Rose­bud Theatre but mostly just spent time to­gether.

I got to fi­nally meet him! Dax Kreiser is the ten month old baby boy of Scott and Court­ney and they live on what many would re­mem­ber as the Jack and Irene Al­bright Home place, Scott is the son of Lorri Duffield­Pahl and her and Dean Rau­gust are the proud grand- par­ents of Dax.

This is long over­due but Con­grat­u­la­tions and wel­come to the Hills Scott, Court­ney and Dax.

There have moved in!! Cody and Terri Quaschnick and their three chil­dren have moved a house into the yard of Cody’s Par­ents, Marvin and Dianne. How special is that to have a son re­turn to the Ranch with a wife and three grand­chil­dren. Life doesn’t get any bet­ter than that right Grandma Dianne?

Till next week…I feel that I am for­get­ting to re­port some­thing but I will get it next time, if I re­mem­ber it!

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