Ghost Pine News - July 15, 2015

Aren't we a strange group of people? We all want rain right now because it is so dry, but we want it only on days when there are no parades or picnics, etc. Do you really think that is right?
4-H On Parade that was held May 28-31. The Three Hills/Ghost Pine 4-H members Cole, Faith and Dayne Stevens were in attendance with their breeding ewe projects. Highlights are Dayne won Reserve Champion for Breeding Ewe, Faith won Grand Champion in Trimming, 4th in Showmanship. Cole received 2nd in Breeding Ewe class and 4th overall. Cole Stevens and Terri Huxley are off in August for a 10 day trip to NWT of which they, with a lot of work, qualified and won at Selections which were held at Olds College in May. Terri Huxley won the Carlie Bell Memorial Scholarship Award held June 1st in Drumheller. In Trochu at 4-H Achievement Day, Terri Huxley won 1st for showmanship and 3rd in Conformation. Cole won Reserve Champion for Conformation and 2nd in Showmanship. Faith won 1st in Showmanship and 6th in Conformation, Dayne won 3rd in Conformation. The Provincial Sheep Show was July 7-10 in Olds. Several of our 4-H members were in attendance.
Recent visitors at the home of Eleanor Stewart were her grandson and wife, Scott and Jen Cadwell and their three children from Abbotsford, BC.
Anniversary greetings go out to Allan and Marie Olmstead who celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on June 30 at the Comm-Unity Drop-In.
Ray and Carol McKeen have returned recently from a holiday trip visiting friends and renewing old acquaintances. They started out in Edmonton and from there to Prince George and on to North Okanagan.
Our faithful military whist players played on July 2nd at the CommUnity Drop-In. Those at the top of the thermometer were Marie Olmstead, Edna Carey, Frank Richardson, and Delores Bauer. Those more cooled off at the bottom of the scale were Elizabeth Gorman, Pearl Hansen, John Wytenbroek and Bonnie Richardson. On July 9, guess who came out whistling? Allan Olmstead, Inga Hickman, Bernice Huxley and Delores Bauer. Those wiping their tears away were Mic King, Jim Sailer, Marie Olmstead and Bette Sittler.
Vern and Evelyn Clark of Camrose visited relatives in Three Hills on Friday.
Amy Lemke and family from Calgary were weekend visitors at her parents, Doug and Gayle Parker. They took in the parade and other events on Saturday.