Botha steps onto dance floor

Hazel and Murray Davidson would also like to wish their son and daughter-in law (Dustin and Maranda Cowan) a happy third anniversary

Hazel and Murray Davidson would also like to wish their son and daughter-in law (Dustin and Maranda Cowan) a happy third anniversary for today (Sept. 12). Congratulations and happy anniversary. Have a great day.

Hey, have you got anything planned for the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 25? If not, why not come out to the Botha Senior Centre at 7:15 p.m., and join in the fun at another game of Early Bird Bingo. It’s a lot of fun, and everyone seems to enjoy themselves. Who knows — you could be the next big winner, and land up taking some money home with you. Everyone is welcome.

Come out to the Botha Hall this Friday (Sept. 14) at 7:30 p.m. to another great activity that’s just starting up again for another year. It’s old-time dancing and everyone is invited. Old-time dances are every second Friday (at 7:30 p.m.) of the month and the last Sunday (starting at 1:30 p.m.) It’s a great time for all, and everyone enjoys the time spent together. So come out this Friday and take in the music from another great band, called Peace Hills Country Ramblers. This is a pot-luck affair, so please bring along your favourite dish to share.

Quilting time is starting up really soon now, so it’s time to get your quilting supplies ready to go. The first quilting day will be Monday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m., and will be held at the Botha Senior Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you have never quilted before and have an interest in learning, Please attend, as they’re willing and eager to teach you. All you need is the interest. Quilting takes place the second and last Mondays of each month.

We would like to wish our son (David Bellair) a happy birthday for tomorrow (Sept. 13.) Hope it’s a good one, son — have fun. We also would like to wish our daughter-in-law (Chelsea Bellair) and a friend of ours (Ashley Brown) a very happy birthday for this coming, Monday (Sept. 17). Hope you both have a great day.

Church Services continue every Thursday at 7 p.m. till the first Sunday in October, when the time will be changing to 1 p.m. on Sundays. So please come on out and hear the sermon from Rev. Susan Bowyer. Everyone is welcome to worship with them.

Office hours for the village office will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. So if you have any business or would like to talk to them in person, please come at those hours.

The Botha Community Centre meeting was held this past Monday (Sept. 10), so thank-you to everyone who attended. If for some reason you can’t make the meeting and would like to take part in this great committee, get in touch with Lorraine Hankins at 403-742-1155. They are always looking for new members, with new ideas, and would really appreciate as many people to join as possible.

One more and very important thing to mention is, “Please drive carefully and watch out for the children of Botha.” School just started up again last Tuesday and the children are very excited to be back with friends and teachers. Please remember the traffic laws, and drive very carefully around the school area.

If anyone has any event coming up in the near future (or something that happened this summer), please contact me so I can get it in our column. My number is 403-742-5317.

Carpet bowling and floor curling will be starting up shortly, so please keep an eye open for these events. They should be announced shortly.

Fall is sure setting in, with all those yellow leaves and cooler evenings. The gardens are mainly all in now (frost has already been recorded) and the farmers are sure busy with their crops day and night. I think fall is here to stay, unfortunately.

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