Ghost Pine News - March 30, 2016

Easter has come and gone. We do hope everyone had a good celebration. The weather certainly cooperated with most of the travel plans. We are anxious to hear of what you did on the long weekend.

Wasn’t the Good Friday service, which was held at Three Hills School, beautiful? There was a large turnout, too.

Sympathy of the community goes out to the families and friends of Evelyn King, who passed away before Easter. She would have been 97 in June.

Condolences also go out to the families of Therese Gascon, whose funeral was March 23.

The Ghost Pine Ladies and friends met again at the Atrium on March 22. We had a great time getting caught up on the latest events and trying to settle all the world’s disputes. Why don’t you join us on April 12 at 10 am?

I just can’t believe that our whist players were at war again, over the last two weeks. Those who were commanders in charge, on March 17, were Pearl Hansen and Frank Richardson. While those who had to take orders from them were Elizabeth Gorman and Mel Hansen. On March 24, the tables turned and those giving orders were Allen Huxley and Sandra Meding. Those who bowed down to them were Inaka Bolt and Pearl Hansen.

On Saturday, March 26, the family of Watson and Grace Reed gathered at the E & W Restaurant for their annual Easter Feast. While enjoying the excellent buffet, the 44 family members in attendance got caught up on family news. Meeting new babies and learning of more babies to come, brightened the day.

Ed and Karin Nakaska had a very pleasant Easter Sunday with family coming from Calgary and surrounding district. Twelve sat down to enjoy their Easter dinner.

Visiting Andy and Irene Nakaska over the Easter weekend were John, Valerie, Matthew and James Hebert of Calgary; Kevin, Kacie, Andie Rose Adams of Didsbury; Joel Dorn and fiancee Amy Brus, both of Stettler and John and Laurie Dorn of Three Hills.

Jim and Dorothy Stewart arrived home from Yuma in time for Easter. Tim and Cammy and Dana had driven a tracker down for them to use. Dana flew home and Tim and Cammy helped Jim and dorothy pack up and get home. The geese and ducks and the cat welcomed them home.

Sixteen of the Stewart/Lobdell clan enjoyed a delicious turkey meal at Ken and Cherry’s. Three great-grandchildren entertained us all.

Cindy and Mike Malaka hosted a delicious dinner on Easter Sunday afternoon.  Their boys, Tyler, Lorne, Jason and wife Kristyn and baby Aliyah were all there.  Also included were Tom Stipkala, Joe Ranostay, Betty Carlson and Dianne Leaf.