Orkney Or­a­cle

The Drumheller Mail - - Around Town - Cathy Bell

The lovely spring–like weather has prompted many mo­tor bik­ers to make the most of the op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able. The pre­vi­ous Sun­day, Blaine and Crys­tal Fer­gu­son took a bike ride to Big Val­ley to visit her uncle and aunt. Don­ald and Sheri Mueller made a circle tour of the Knee Hill county on Satur­day and Nathan Bell has been seen mak­ing quick evening tours around the area.

Along with spring weather comes yard work, and on Wednesday there was a grass cutting bee at the Orkney Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. A num­ber of the neigh­bours got the grounds look­ing good be­fore doing a bit of so­cial­iz­ing. While they were en­joy­ing the get-to­gether they did some plan­ning for the Orkney sports day. The an­nual sports day is sched­uled for June 15 at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Burgers will be bar­be­cued and peo­ple are asked to bring a salad, and also a pie for dessert.

On Satur­day Sino and Tabi Krazaic held a cel­e­bra­tion bar­be­cue for their daugh­ter, Paula’s, grad­u­a­tion. The Krazaic fam­ily came to Canada 10 years ago from Croa­tia and set­tled in the Orkney dis­trict so Sino could work in the area. Their chil­dren, Paula and Noemi, spoke no English at all, but started school in Three Hills in grades 3 and 4, re­spec­tively. The girls quickly learned the lan­guage and have done very well in school. They have since moved to Calgary but have kept up with friends in Orkney. Vil­dana and Ramos Kazic, own­ers of the Rolling Hills Coun­try Re­sort just off high­way 27, and their son, Alver, at­tended the grad­u­a­tion cel­e­bra­tion, as did Les, Cathy, Nathan and Kirsti Bell.

On Sun­day, Rev. Tom Brown­lee, a reg­u­lar min­is­ter at the Orkney Pres­by­te­rian Church, of­fi­ci­ated for the first time in a while. He had just returned ear­lier in the week from 6 weeks of travelling. He and a num­ber of fam­ily mem­bers toured South Africa, where his wife, Moira, is from. They also

made a stop in Am­s­ter­dam on the way home. He had some fas­ci­nat­ing tales to tell.

Jans and Pat Kaack were travelling west­ward af­ter a Dan­ish Fed­er­a­tion con­fer­ence in Win­nipeg, and stopped at their cabin by the coulee. They at­tended church ser­vice at the Orkney church on Sun­day be­fore head­ing home to Calgary. They, too, shared their in­trigu­ing travel sto­ries.

Wanda Moar ap­pre­ci­ated a bit of a break and a change of pace in Rocky Moun­tain House as she spent the week­end there, cat sit­ting. She en­joyed the scenery and the opportunit­y to scope out the in­ter­est­ing mar­kets in the area.

Cel­e­brat­ing birthdays in the month of June are Brad Sorensen on June 3, Al­yse McGhee on June 6 and Don­ald Mueller on June 13.

Cheers.

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