RUMSEY RECORD — The crocuses are out to beautify the landscape and I’m sure someone has seen a gopher and robin or two by now. Spring has officially arrived with the rain on the weekend instead of snow. The Rumsey Ag Society’s Spring Fling is this Saturday, part of the Easter long weekend, so don’t forget it starts at 5 p.m. with a steak supper and the auction to follow. It will be lots of fun so be sure to attend.
Sabrina and Terry Couturier have lots to celebrate this summer thanks to their oldest, Colby and his fiancée, Alyssa. They are very excited as the impending arrival of their first grandchild will be sometime this month and their wedding is planned for July 29. The ceremony will be held in a friend’s backyard in Drumheller with the reception and dance to follow up at the Stampede barn. As we have done before with members of our community who have moved away but always consider Rumsey home, there will be a cash collection for Colby and Alyssa at the Rumsey Library in lieu of a wedding shower. You can also track me down at the Spring Fling if that’s easier. Also, Sabrina and Terry’s youngest, Shelbi, will be graduating from Morrin in June so it is a year of celebration in the Couturier home.
Kendra Kiemele called me last week to let me know that there has been a trust account set up at the Mountain View Credit union for Dextin, Angie and Joe VanStraten because of their struggles with Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is transferred to humans through the bite of an Ixodes (deer) tick. Lyme is called “The Great Imitator,” because its symptoms mimic many other diseases. It can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart. Symptoms of early Lyme disease may present as a flu-like illness (fever, chills, sweats, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea and joint pain). Some patients have a rash or Bell’s palsy (facial drooping). However, although a rash shaped like a bull’s-eye is considered characteristic of Lyme disease, many people develop a different kind of Lyme rash or none at all. If Lyme Disease is left untreated or misdiagnosed, as it is often confused with other long term illnesses such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, it becomes chronic or late-stage Lyme and much more difficult to treat. Joe and Angie are able to seek treatment here in Canada but there is no pediatric hospital here in Canada that can treat Dextin so they are hoping to travel to the States to get help for him. If you are unable to get to the Credit Union in Morrin with your donation, you can leave it with Curt McNaughton or Kendra Kiemele.
Quote of the week: Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.