Ghost Pine News - June 10, 2015

Showers, showers and more showers! Through June we attend many bridal showers and throughout the year many baby showers. What we need right now are rain showers. Maybe they'll be here by the time The Capital comes this week.
Visiting Tom and Karen Ferguson recently, were Tom's cousin Howard MacKenzie and his wife Chris from Trenton, Ontario and cousin Norman Ferguson, and his wife Karen, from Grande Prairie. While here they, along with Tom and Karen, attended the memorial for their uncle Charlie Ferguson, at Grace United Church in Edmonton. Following the service, six of the cousins got together for the first time in over 40 years.
Sympathy of the community goes out to Karin and Ed Nakaska. Karin's sister-in-law, Pamela Linde of Casper, Wyoming, passed away recently.
On May 28, the whist players rallied again. Those who won the whole cheese were Allan Olmstead, Joan Tullikopf, Jim Sailer and Anika Bolt. Those who claimed only a few shreds were Art Luijkx, Pearl Hansen, Bonnie Richardson and Sandra Meding. On June 4, the scores went like this. Those high on the totem pole were Marie Olmstead, Jim Sailer, Elizabeth Gorman and John Tullikopf. Those beating a path around the bottom were Bonnie Richardson, Bernice Huxley, Joan Tullikopf and Frank Richardson.
Several tournaments were played during Seniors Week. Winner of the scrabble was Louisa Nelson. Cheryl Lumley won the cribbage tournament, while Rick Varkassy won the pool. Congratulations to all of you!
David Sommerville, Heather and Clark Lang, all of Medicine Hat, Dick Sommerville of Elnora and his friend Christine of Stettler, and Robin and Bruce Frommert of Calgary were in Three Hills on Sunday, May 30. They visited Grace Reed, who accompanied them to the Christ Church Cemetery (across from Manor Church), where they placed a marker at their brother, Dale Sommerville's grave. They are all children of the late Brian and Ruth Sommerville.
The Coffee Room at Robertson Manor was a very happy place on Saturday afternoon, when four birthdays and two 60th Wedding Anniversaries were celebrated. Those having birthdays were three sisters, Eleanor Stewart, June Delgatty and Lorraine Patterson and June's daughter, Valerie Carlton. Those celebrating their 60th's were Lois and Ralph Hertzsprung and June and Bob Delgatty. All of the women grew up here, as they are daughters of Bill and Ella Reed, who were pioneers of Ghost Pine Creek.
On Saturday, Allan and Bernice Huxley, Alice Moar, and Ita Bulchowfky of Drumheller, drove to Westcott Hall, west of Didsbury, to attend a Johnston family reunion. Lorraine Jacksteit and Eileen Cowley of Calgary also attended. This was a reunion of Violet Garson's family.
Andy and Irene Nakaska travelled to Calgary on May 20 to attend their grandson James Hebert's graduation banquet from Bishop Carroll High School at the BMO Center.
John, Valerie, Matthew and James Hebert spent this past weekend with Andy and Irene. They took in the Show and Shine Cruise weekend and helped with the drag races on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
John Ruby was happy to have to have his daughter, Brittany and Jeremi Maples and all their family from Medicine Hat, stay with him for the Cruise weekend. This included their four boys and new baby daughter. John's mother, Jackie, got to meet her newest great-granddaughter also. The Maples' sure enjoyed all the events related to the Cruise weekend.
Cruise weekend is often a magnet for former residents of Three Hills. Julie Porcheron and son Re and two of their friends came 'home' to enjoy the gorgeous day, the vehicles, friends and have supper with Grandma, Dianne Leaf.