Ghost Pine News - July 29, 2015

They say "Variety is the spice of life". If we think about the weather, we must all be pretty spicy: rain, sleet, hail, wind, tornado watches and whatever else the clouds bring forth. Clouds are interesting to watch, aren't they?
Sympathy of the community goes out to the family and friends of Chris Kester, who passed away on the weekend.
Allen and Bernice Huxley have moved from their farm in Ghost Pine to Three Hills. They are living in Porchlight Village.
Visiting Ed and Karin Nakaska this past week were several families from Edmonton. First on the list was their daughter Maurene Hopkins and children Moira and Katherine. Sandra MacLeran, her daughter Kimberley and grandchildren Sara, David and Emma, enjoyed visiting in the country atmosphere. Also in attendance were Ben and Jessica McMinn and children Lilie, Isaac and Ruby. They went with Ed and Karin to Pizza Night in Rowley.
On July 16, the military whist people were determined to see who could bring home the most flags. Those who reigned supreme were: Marie Olmstead, Allen Huxley, Pearl Hansen and Doreen Varga. The slaves to their monarchs were: Bonnie Richardson, Bette Sittler, Bill Martin and Inaka Bolt. On July 23, when they met again, those who flew high with their balloons were: Joan Tullikopf, Bill Martin, Bonnie Richardson and Marie Olmstead. Those whose balloons deflated were: Phylis Palmquist, Bernice Huxley, Doreen Varga and Frank Richardson.
Recent visitors to Three Hills were Willis and Beth Creighton from Arizona. Beth grew up in Three Hills area and is a sister to Marc and Watson Reed.
Visiting Grace Reed recently were Sheridan and Bonnie Anderson and family of Fort St. John, BC.
On July 16, the military whist people were determined to see who could bring home the most flags.
4H Provincial Sheep Show was held at Olds Cow Palace from July 7-10. The Stevens family attended and represented our club very well. Cole placed 6th in the following categories: Yearling breeding ewe and Ewe lamb, Senior showmanship, Senior judging, 3rd in Senior Marketing and Senior Trimming, Grand Champion in Senior Show Team Judging. Faith placed 5th in Junior showmanship and Yearling Breeding Ewe and Grand Champion in Junior Trimming and Junior Marketing. Dayne placed 5th in Breeding Ewe and 3rd in Junior Marketing and Reserve Champion in Junior Trimming. Now the kids are off to camp, Dayne to the 4H camp in Westerose and Cole to Club week in Olds. Have lots of fun kids! 4H will be starting in the fall again we will have an ad in the paper so keep a look out for it!
Les and Jean Funk were happy to have their family home for the weekend. Darcy and Janette and baby, Keira, were home from Spain where Darcy has been employed as a project engineer for the past 15 months. They will be moving to Edmonton the first part of August. Sherry and Blair Knight, from Medicine Hat were here with their three children to welcome Darcy's new baby, Keira. And Raymond and Rosie came from New Brunswick where Raymond is the student life co-ordinator and Rosie is the librarian at the same university. Theresa was home for a few hours as she is busy studying for her LPN certification.
Ron and Bonnie Leaf spent the weekend with Ron's mom, Dianne. They were taking an excursion into the Drumheller valley for the day and stopped overnight for a visit.