Well, that was a much better week than last, I hope you were able to enjoy some of that warm weather.
The second Elks Bingo will be held this evening in Big Valley starting at 7:30 sharp, so don’t be late. The first bingo in Rumsey saw a good crowd ready and eager to win some gift cards or hams. The Royal Purple were also there with treats to eat while you played and pop to sell, so that made the evening all that more enjoyable.
I have to tell you about a correction from last weeks’ column. I wrote that the drop-in will be having their Christmas Dinner on Dec 17. They will have a Christmas coffee, tea and treats at 3 p.m. instead of the full dinner on that day, so be sure to join them for a little Christmas cheer.
The curling is well underway. The Super League is into their last two weekends of round robin play, then will conclude on Dec. 20 and 21 with their playoffs. The junior curling has around a dozen kids, give or take on any Tuesday. There were seven returning players and five new kids starting up. The junior curling takes place on Tuesdays after school and is always open to new players dropping by. Also on Tuesday afternoons, starting at 1 in the afternoon, there is a drop-in fun curling, so if you are free any Tuesday afternoon and feel like throwing a rock or sweeping the ice, join in at the arena. The Open League has eight teams and goes every Thursday night with one draw at 7:30. They are looking for spares most Thursdays, so call Kent to get your name on to the list at the rink or just stop by on a Thursday evening and see what is happening. The ladies’ league is curling along with just four teams on Wednesday nights at 7:30, so again, if you feel like putting your name on a spare list, this might be the league for you. In January, the first of the bonspiels will be starting. The men’s will start on Monday, Jan. 26 with Oyster Night held, as usual, on Thursday evening and the banquet supper will wrap it all up on Saturday evening. If you are interested in signing up, call Jackie and Brooke Watts at 403-368-2357.
The Rumsey-Rowley 4-H Beef club had their last meeting before the end of the year last night. They had a food drive for the local food bank and a Christmas party for all the members and parents. So it was a good time and great way to wrap up the club before breaking for the Christmas season. They will be back in January with plans for the second weight day and, of course, the dreaded public speaking events which will take place in February.
The Rumsey Ag Society will be hosting a New Years’ Eve Party at the hall on Dec. 31. The doors will open at 7:30 and there is a cover charge of $10. They will have treats and party favors available to ring in the New Year plus a midnight lunch, so contact Kent Holowath at 403-368-3733 for your tickets; should be a good time.
Finally, the ten top things to say if you receive a gift you really don’t know what to do with:
10. Hey, now there’s a gift!
9. Well, well, well …
8. Boy, if I hadn’t recently shot up four sizes, this would have fit perfectly.
7. This is perfect for wearing around the basement
6. Gosh, I hope this never catches fire! It IS fire season though and there are a lot of unexplained fires, you know!
5. If the dog buries it, I’ll be furious!
4. I love it —but I fear the jealousy it will inspire.
3. Sadly, tomorrow I enter the Federal Witness Protection Program.
2. To think … I got this on the year that I vowed to give all my gifts away to charity.
And the number one thing to say about a gift you really don’t like:
1. “I really don’t deserve this.”
Have a great week.