Ghost Pine News - March 2, 2016

This year we spend one more day in February, with it being Leap Year. Then we have the month of the lamb and the lion. What weather predictions do you make? With spring beginning on March 21, I still think we will have the month go out like a lion!

Tom and Karen Ferguson motored to Regina, Sask. on Feb. 17 to spend five days watching their grandson, Rory Van Doren, play hockey in a tournament for the school of Notre Dame, where Rory is a student.

Sympathy of the community goes out to Ed and Karin Nakaska with the recent passing of Vicki Conroy of Burnaby, BC. Vicki is Karin’s sister.

The Community Group ladies and friends met at the Atrium on Feb. 23. They enjoyed discussing what was going on in the world today as well as things that happened years ago. It was very interesting. Join us on March 8 at 10:00 am.

On Feb. 18, all the military whist players were eager to play. Those who were really on fire were Allen Huxley, Mel Hansen, Bonnie Richardson and Marlene Luijkx. Those who kind of smoldered in the ashes were Art Luijkx, Bernice Huxley, Sharon Cooper, and Bette Sitler.

Oh my. They played again on Feb. 25. Because of fewer numbers, they were no longer in the military but in court. Those who were excused and given leave were Sandra Meding and John W. Those who were retained were Sharon Lee and Delores Bauer.

Visiting at the home of Brian and Meryle Kester on Saturday were Noreen Kester of Red Deer and Daryl and Reta Jenken of Calgary.

Ruby Reed was overjoyed to have her daughter, Joy Booher of Conroe, Texas visit her recently.

The home of Doug and Gayle Parker was a hive of activity this weekend when they had all of their grandchildren home. Amy Lemke and children Dylan and Abbey came out from Calgary. Kevin and Dana Parker and daughter Ava were also there for the occasion.

Congratulations to Rowly and Jean Leuf on the arrival of a second great-grandchild.  Annita and David Symons, of Sylvan Lake,. welcomed Blake Lowell into their family on Thursday, February 18th.  Annita is the daughter of Lowell and JoAnn Olson.

Sympathy of the community is extended to Mary Doerksen and family, long time residents of Three Hills, in the passing of her daughter Beth Beveridge on Monday, February 22 in Winnipeg.