Ver­dant Val­ley Eye Opener

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - He­len Leon­hardt 403-823-9823

On Satur­day Oc­to­ber 27 we paid our last re­spects to a beloved teacher and 25 year mem­ber of our com­mu­nity. Oswald Orth­ner was grade 5 - 8 teacher and prin­ci­pal of the Ver­dant Val­ley School from 1960 to 1985 and taught nearly ev­ery­one in our com­mu­nity or their chil­dren. It was the first and only school he taught and we all have fond mem­o­ries of him flood­ing the skat­ing rink, shov­el­ing snow so kids could skate, putting on Christ­mas con­certs and work­ing at the Ver­dant Val­ley turkey sup­pers. He was al­ways ready to give a help­ing hand. “Mr. Orth­ner” passed away on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, 2018 at the age of 96 years. He is sur­vived by his wife of 64 years, Ethel, and chil­dren Elaine (Dar­ren) Lewis of Vic­to­ria BC; Mar­lene (David) Joachim of Leth­bridge; Collin (Laura Lee) Orth­ner of Red Deer and Brad (Al­li­son) Orth­ner of Cal­gary and seven grand­chil­dren. Jim and Toni Wil­son, Ron and He­len Leon­hardt , Judy (Mc­Kee) Ginn and Keith Mc­Kee at­tended funeral ser­vices in Cal­gary to cel­e­brate the life of ser­vice and ded­i­ca­tion of this spe­cial man and friend.

The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety will be held on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, 2018 at the Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter at 7:00 p.m.

The an­nual Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Christ­mas party will be held on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2 at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter with a catered sup­per at 5:30 p.m. More de­tails will fol­low but ev­ery­one please re­serve th­ese dates for th­ese spe­cial events.

It seems like ev­ery­one in our com­mu­nity is fin­ished with the har­vest but some ar­eas still have quite a bit of com­bin­ing to do yet. Hope this fall weather holds for har­vest and Hal­loween.

Be­lated birth­day greet­ings to Ky­ley Poland on Oc­to­ber 27 and be­lated an­niver­sary wishes to Mickey and Percy Poland on Oc­to­ber 28.

Happy birth­day this week to Randy James on Oc­to­ber 31, Cliff McDougald on Novem­ber 1 and Aaliyah Mar­tynes on Novem­ber 7.

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