Best curling hurries hard close to home

Hope you enjoyed the Family Day weekend and some or all of your family was able to find their way home to enjoy each other’s company.

Hope you enjoyed the Family Day weekend and some or all of your family was able to find their way home to enjoy each other’s company.

Bill Avramenko called with some interesting news. His daughter, Harlee, is a member of the Stettler Storm midget girls’ hockey team that’s entered in an online contest called “Stagg Chili Saves for Success.”

The national contest is based on submitted votes to an online website, Voters can only enter one vote per Internet site. Look for the Stettler Storm and click on their vote button.

The top five teams that receive the most votes by March 17 in the east and west regions of Canada will win a donation toward new jerseys for their teams.

The Storm are doing well so far, but need more votes, so check it out and help the kids.

On a side note, Bill is also looking for broken hockey sticks for projects at home. If you have any you would like to clear out, give him a call.

Rumsey’s mixed doubles bonspiel will start this weekend.

So head in to watch some curling action. It’s always more exciting to watch the real thing instead of all that “huuurrryyy … haaarrrrddd …” yelling on TV. Does that annoy me? Yes, it does!

The 4-H speak-offs went really well. The children spoke with confidence and polish. The members of this year’s club are Jorden Ferguson, Rachel Robinson, Matthew Howard, Garrett Holowath, Quinn Nelson, Zoe Avramenko, Joel Howard, Lowell Nelson, Brett Holowath, Corbyn Stoneman, Mickey Johnson, Tyler Ferguson, Blake Stoneman and Amanda Holowath.

The top three speakers in the junior group were Amanda Holowath, Corbyn Stoneman and Matthew Howard. For the intermediate group, first went to Quinn Nelson, second spot went to Brett Holowath and third-place honours went to Rachel Robinson.

The seniors provided a real challenge for the judges, but they decided to award first place to Mickey Johnson, second to Lowell Nelson and third to Jorden Ferguson.

These speakers will carry on to compete at the Morrin School for the 4-H district level on March 16. If for any reason the top-placed speakers are unable to attend the district competition, then they’re to notify the next runner-up to go in their place.

The Rumsey/Rowley club has always done well at the district level, and I’m sure it will continue the same way, from what I saw last Tuesday. Well done, everyone.

This is an interesting story I read about and I thought I would share: Bill Gates was in a restaurant and, after eating, he gave $5 to the waiter as a tip. The waiter had a strange look on his face after the tip.

Gates realized that and asked, “What happened?” The waiter replied, “I’m just amazed, because at the same table, your son gave me a tip of $500. His father, the richest man in the world, only gave $5!”

Gates smiled and replied with meaningful words: “He is the son of the world’s richest man, but I am the son of a woodcutter.” (As the old saying goes, never forget your past … it’s your best teacher).


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