Double Portion performed for crowd of about 60 Saturday

Castor Elks bi-weekly bingo returns Nov. 29

Pat Andrews had her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren come for a visit for the week of October 19. Her daughter Jan, with her husband Doug, came out from Rocky Mountain House, joined by their adult kids and grandkids from Grand Prairie and Acme. Cheryl Klein’s grown children came out from Ontario as well with their kids. The family gathering was an opportunity for all to be together to get family pictures and have a good visit.

Annie and Clarence Harder went to Manitou Mineral Spa for a 3-day holiday to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. From there, they spent a couple days in Saskatoon visiting with their daughter Debbie & Brian Conrad.

My Mom, Carol Koenigbaur, has been out visiting us for the last three weeks. She went back to her home in Melville, SK on Monday Nov 20. While here, she enjoyed spending time with me at the Bookstore, we went to bingo in both Castor and Halkirk, and visited many of her new Castor friends.

The Castor Elks held their bi-weekly bingo at the Castor Golden Circle on Wednesday, Nov. 15. There were some new faces among the 22 attendees, but some of the regulars were away holidaying. The next bingo will be Wednesday, Nov 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with bingo starting around 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Nov. 16 the Paintearth Lodge held their tea and bake sale. 114 guests braved the cold day to attend the tea and buy baking, which ended up selling out. Thanks to the residents and families for helping out with baking, craft or raffle donations, to the local businesses for donating to the raffle table, and to the staff who donated baking and volunteer their time to help.

On Saturday Nov. 18 the children of Mary Ellen and Elias White surprised them with a joint 60th birthday celebration. Elias turned 60 on Oct 29, and Mary Ellen’s birthday is coming up Nov 25.

They even had family fly in from New Brunswick for the celebration. Family and friends gathered at the Castor Evangelical Missionary Church for an afternoon of surprises, reminiscing, and games.

Saturday evening Canada’s Double Portion performed for a crowd of around 60 people in Halkirk. Jim Culham organizes an annual potluck and concert, which is always a good time. The group also led worship at the Castor Evangelical Missionary Church on Sunday morning.

Castor & District FCSS and the Castor Food Bank would like to remind everyone that If you are in need of a hamper this Christmas, please call and register with the FCSS office at 403-882-2115. The deadline to register for the Christmas hamper is December 11.

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