24 vendors set up at Castor market

Plants, baking, crocheted creations, jewelry, meat, woodworking and more

By Lynn Sabo


The Castor Farmers Market was a bustling place on May 3. Twenty-four vendors were set up, selling plants, baking, crocheted creations, jewelry, meat, woodworking and much more. Everyone enjoyed beef on a bun with coleslaw for lunch, while visiting and shopping. This month’s door-prize winners were Dane Jackson and Wesley Pockett. A special Mother’s Day draw was also held, with Gwen Coppock and Connie Gibson winning a plant each. The next market will be at the Castor Community Hall on June 7.

Penny Roessler, Mickey Hronek, Claire Hillman (Nichols), and Marsha Fuller just returned from a fabulous weeklong bus trip. From April 28-May 4 they were part of the “BC Hot Springs and Nelson Stay Awhile” tour.

The bus took them through the Rockies, stopping at Halcyon Hot Springs, Ainsworth Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs, as well as Nelson, BC. Penny said the highlights of the tour were shoe shopping at “the big shoe store” on Baker Street in Nelson, and the Ainsworth Hot Springs with the horseshoe shaped caves.

The Castor Elks held their bi-weekly bingo on May 2 at the Castor Golden Circle. There was a good crowd this time around, with people coming from Stettler and Forestburg to get their bingo fix. Bingo is in Castor every second Wednesday, Botha the opposite Wednesdays, and Halkirk biweekly Thursdays, the day after Botha’s. So, if you like Bingo, please come out and support these three to ensure they can keep going. Castor’s next bingo is May 16. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Halkirk’s next bingo is May 10 at the Halkirk Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Botha’s next Bingo is May 23.


Just Posted

Stettler court beat

Prisoners appear via CCTV from Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Red Deer Remand Centres

U.S. capital spending in oil and gas increases 38 per cent in 2017, Canadian investment declines 56 per cent over three years

Alberta’s energy investment climate now rates far behind the levels of previous years

Castor youth return from Caribbean

They change lives during a once in a lifetime experience

Ponoka man faces 95 theft-related charges

Police recover stolen license plates, mail, tools

Pride in the Park takes over Bower Ponds

Central Alberta Pride week continues in Red Deer

Court hearing on Humboldt Broncos fundraising to test Saskatchewan law

The money has yet to be distributed because Saskatchewan has legislation known as the Informal Public Appeals Act

Fredericton police release scene of shooting spree, but ‘damage’ remains

Residents of a Fredericton apartment complex may not be able to return home just yet

Bus crash in Ecuador kills 23 people, injures 14

The bus hit another vehicle in an area known as dead man’s curve on Tuesday

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her ‘that dog’

Manigault Newman continues promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings

UPDATE: Bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy killing at least 20

Five more people are injured and in serious condition

Man plows truck into Houses of Parliament in London

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Red Deer RCMP seek public assistance to locate Bruce Redhead

There is concern that he may have lost his way

Gun used in Fredericton killings is legal, man had licence

Police Chief Leanne Fitch said the long gun is commonly available for purchase, and is not a prohibited or restricted weapon

Most Read