Ghost Pine News - June 15, 2016

What a busy month June is. Cruise Weekend is over and was very well-attended. Then there was Seniors Week, with many things to do. Students are studying for final exams and all the summer sports are underway.

Also in June are the Thursday night whist games. You won’t believe this, but they are back in court again. On June 2, those who won their cases were Pearl Hansen and Ken Weisenburger. Those who had to serve time were Sandra Meding and Allen Huxley. On June 9, those who gained their freedom were Jim Sailer and Sandra Meding. Those who did community service were Bette Sittler and Marlene Luijkx.

Doug and Gayle Parker were happy to have their daughter Amy Lemke and children, Dylan and Abbey, visit them from Calgary on the weekend.

Those of you who know Shirley McKibben, she has been moved from Linden to Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler. If any of you are in that area, I am sure she would enjoy a visit.

The JuBELLation Bell Choir held their spring concert on Sunday afternoon. It was beautiful! Making it more enjoyable were music students who gave us selections on both violin and piano.

Ruth Andrews and Grace Reed were recent visitors at their niece Jill Groenen’s (nee Pedersen) home. The occasion was a baby shower for Jill’s new grandson, Henry Alexander James Baxter. Proud parents are Haydn and Acacia Baxter of Edmonton.

Recent visitors of Eleanor Stewart was her daughter, Faye Urano and some of her family from Taber. Also visiting was Eleanor’s grandson, Shawn Honeychurch of Comox, BC.

Andy and Irene Nakaska, along with Judy and Darcy Penner of Acme, travelled to Lloydminister on the weekend to attend Andy and Irene’s great-granddaughter Sadie Dorn’s baptism. Grandparents Laurie and John Dorn also attended.

Dick and Louise Fiala of Ottawa visited with Andy and Irene Nakaska on Monday. They had spent the weekend in Edmonton to celebrate Audrey Fiala’s 90th birthday.

The annual Ghost Pine Picnic was held on Sunday with a good attendance of neighbors and friends.  There were excellent hamburgers, delicious, home made pies and lots of visiting.  The kids train was a hit and a candy scramble made the little ones happy.  There was also no rain, which might have been a record.