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Hello Hand Hills...I am not sure what sea­son we are in but it is sure look­ing like a re­peat of last year. Maybe win­ter start­ing in Oc­to­ber is the new nor­mal! We have to be thank­ful for the mois­ture and that the fire ban is over.

If you are look­ing for a warm place to go have a visit then stop in at the Sun­shine Lodge and go knock on Room 412 and Eleanor Rosin will strap on a visit with you. Hope you are en­joy­ing your new home Eleanor. Happy for you!

A very spe­cial 80th Birth­day Party was held in Septem­ber for Ber­nice Cos­grave and her twin sis­ter Bonnie. It was held in the Drumheller Le­gion and there were lots of mem­o­ries and shar­ing of sto­ries from a large crowd. The meal was awe­some. Eighty years young and if pos­si­ble the twins look more alike than ever.

Cody Brown and his fam­ily came from Chetwyn B.C. For the Party. Cody lived with the Cos­graves and at­tended Elmer School. He re­newed old friend­ships. Cody is mar­ried and works as a con­trac­tor for an oil com­pany. He has pur­chased a small Ranch and still loves to hunt. Great to see you Cody!

He left this world a bet­ter place! Hanna had to say its good-byes to Char­lie Field­ing as he passed just 16 days short of his 100th birth­day. How do you sum up a life that spanned al­most a cen­tury? It was done in great fash­ion as the speak­ers and the fam­ily gave heart­felt ac­co­lades to this great man. It is sad that Char­lie will not be at an­other Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice but he will be there in spirit! Rest in Peace Char­lie. We will re­mem­ber you.

An­other sad note of the pass­ing of a great lady. Clara Arm­strong lived a full life on var­i­ous ranches, raised a fam­ily of five chil­dren, op­er­ated a very suc­cess­ful ladies cloth­ing store, drove bus and so much more. I guess one could say she had done it all and it was all done with Grace. Rest in Peace Clara. Your ties to the Hills are re­mem­bered. Con­do­lences to her Fam­ily.

Ev­ery­one is happy! There is a new baby on the Neu Muehl Colony. Ma­son, baby boy of Martha and Chris ar­rived safe and sound and is a real joy for his par­ents, grand­par­ents Ed and Bar­bara and all the aunts and un­cles and cousins. He is sur­rounded by love. Con­grat­u­la­tions!

I missed him but now he gets spe­cial recog­ni­tion! Rexstin Grif­fith, son of Kasey and Shaina, is off to Kinder­garten in Delia this year. This lit­tle cow­boy will be sure to spice up the class­room as he is a real char­ac­ter. En­joy your year Mr. Grif­fith!

The Donna Grif­fith Memo­rial was a huge suc­cess again this year. Weather wise it was not the great­est but the show did go on. I be­lieve that Donna was send­ing us much needed mois­ture! The kids came to rodeo and have fun and that is just what they did. 150+ en­tries made for a full day of fam­ily fun! The All Round Fam­ily went to the Trygve and Jolynn Pugh (Grif­fith) Fam­ily (how fit­ting). All Round Cow­boy was Jace Pow­ell. The All Round Cow­girl was Keely Pugh, Donna’ s Grand­daugh­ter. Thanks to Ta­mara Quaschnick for putting to­gether this great Fam­ily Event. See you next year for Rodeo # 4.

There is go­ing to be a new school in Delia in the very near fu­ture and the Hand Hills Club has made a dona­tion to this Ven­ture. The pro­ceeds from the Ranch­ers Ball, the Turkey Sup­per, the Charity Sale and the Valen­tine’s Steak and Lob­ster is ear­marked for the Delia School En­hance­ment So­ci­ety. Come out and sup­port these func­tions and help make the Delia School a re­al­ity.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Spencer Fuller­ton and Mor­gan Hor­vath on their re­cent en­gage­ment. I have not heard of the date for the wed­ding but I can see Tracy and Stan do­ing the Happy dance along with Mor­gan and Spencer! An­other young cou­ple for the area. Happy happy for this cou­ple!

YeeHaw to Hanna! Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Hanna Rodeo As­so­ci­a­tion and the Town of Hanna for an­other well run event. Your time and ef­fort does not go un­no­ticed!

There will be a Hal­loween Party at the Club. Bring your kids out for home­made pizza, candy/ good­ies and fun! A few ac­tiv­i­ties are planned so if any par­ents would like to help please phone Mar­i­lyn. Maybe you would like to help with the pizza mak­ing! Help is al­ways wel­come. See you on Oc­to­ber 31!

Till next time...Re­mem­ber to be thank­ful and think of oth­ers as you go about your busy lives.

Mar­i­lyn Vre­de­goor 403-665-2473

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