A Special Events committee has been formed in Hussar to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday on July 1. A big day is planned starting at 1 pm with games and entertainment, a catered roasted pig & turkey supper, street dance, and fireworks. The intention is for this to be a cost free day for everyone. Afternoon activities include pedal cars, bouncy castle, various races, dunk tank, show and shine, card and board games, horseshoes, ball games, and possibly more.
Of course, this all costs money. The committee has canvassed local businesses and organizations, and they have been very generous with their support. However, they are still in need of funding. All donations (business or personal) will receive a tax deductible receipt from the village. Donations can be made at the village office. For more information contact Dianne Taubert, Sandi Vicic, Lois Thompson, Marie Faye, Dawn Zimmerman, Carole Santerre, or Corey Fisher. Hoping for your support with funding, volunteering and your attendance.
Linda, Ethan, and Everett Thompson along with Linda’s parents spent April 12-21 in North Carolina visiting her brother and his family who reside there. They left Dad home to man the farm at this busy time of year. Highlights for the boys included a night Easter egg hunt, playing on the beach and seeing the Atlantic Ocean for the first time, and of course, experiencing an early summer with their cousins as temperatures were in the mid to high twenties for their trip.
Baseball season has started and the Hussar Minor Ball Assoc. has a Midget team. They played their season opener game on Thursday, May 4 against Siksika winning 21-5. Welcome back to our Midget coaches Kyle Gordon & Wes Kirkpatrick. Please come cheer the team on when Strathmore comes to Hussar for the home opener at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 10.
Congratulations to Mary Sandum, Grace Gregory, Dexter Hale, Jordan Holm, Morgan Peake and Ethan Thompson who recently completed a Hunters Education course with Russ Thompson. All were successful in earning their certificates and having some fun along the way.
On May 5, Wheatland Crossing School, hosted an all-day Student Conference. The day started with a performance by Sa-fire who delighted us with her hula hooping and fire performance. Then, all students from K-12 attended three different sessions throughout the day. Sessions varied from canvas painting, clay, bumper balls, disc golf, drama, nutrition, and more. The day culminated with a performance by the acapella group Hoja. Lots of learning took place to celebrate Education Week.
It’s finally here! By the time you read this, the keys will have been handed over, the boxes are being packed, and we are excitedly looking forward to moving into our new building. Wheatland Crossing School is open to all students on Monday, May 15. In preparation for the move, there will be no school for all Wheatland Crossing students on Friday, May 12. There will be an official grand opening at a later date so stay tuned for details. If you just can’t wait to see it, Mrs. Moczulski is sure that she can give you a tour in exchange for some box unpacking help…ha ha.
Thank you to all who offered their help to install Wheatland Crossing new playground on May 9-12. The students are thrilled to have both a new building and a new playground in the same week. Remember to check the Wheatland Crossing webpage for all the latest happenings at the school.
On Saturday May 6, the Hussar 4-H Multi Club participated in the Highway Cleanup. The members picked up garbage on Highway 56 between Highway 564 south to Highway 561 and then donated their time to clean the stretch between Highway 56 going west into town. They ended the morning enjoying beef on a bun for lunch at the hall.
On Sunday, May 7, a beautiful bridal shower was held to honor Beth Lein (brideelect of Brad Dundas) at the Hussar Community Hall. Rae-Ann Knudsen was the MC for the afternoon and she thanked Yvonne Thew for making the towel cake. Flowergirl Maddie Schuman sang a song and then Marli and Jacquelyn Sandum performed solo dances. Nicole Santerre organized the purse game and then Beth’s sister Tara gave the tribute to the bride. A delicious lunch was served by the shower committee and then Beth opened her gifts. Brad & Beth will be married on July 8 in Hussar. The community wishes them the very best.
With generous donations from the community and congregation, Our Savior’s Community Lutheran Church roof repair project is PAID for! Without your support major renovations would not have been possible. Thank you once again from the church council.
The Mother’s Day tea and entertainment at the Sundowners Centre on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. The Stitch and Chat Ladies are still collecting gently used, or new purses to be filled and then donated to the Crisis Centre.
Our Chinook Financial - Hussar branch would like to welcome Nikki Burns who is our newest part-time Member Services Rep. Please stop in to the branch to meet her.
The “Urine Kidney Company” consisting of Tracy Anderson, Kim Larsen, Lisa Armstrong and Pam Collett are selling 50/50’s to raise money for the Kidney March that they will take part in. If you are interested in buying tickets, they are available from any of the girls, there will be tickets at Richardson Pioneer and they will take e-transfers. You have a chance of winning up to $5,000.00 depending on how many tickets we sell!
Best wishes to Jayden Nail and Reed Nielsen who are graduating from Drumheller high school this coming weekend. The Cap & Gown Ceremony starts at 10 am at the Badlands Community Facility which are open to the public, and then the Grand March is at 7:30 pm.
The Hussar 4-H Beef Show & Sale day will be Sunday, May 28. There will be 44 calves for sale this year. Please plan to come, spend the day and support your local club.
News reporters for the month of May are Linda Moczulski and Carey Taubert (787-3500). Please contact us with any news to report.