First of all, I would like to correct a mistake that I made last week in the Rumsey news. At the Rumsey annual ball tournament held the weekend of July 20-22, the team from Hanna that was among the winners was called the Brew Jays. My hearing-aid batteries must have been low when getting the results from Doug.
The Rumsey Drop-In Centre will continue to host Wednesday gatherings all year-round and not change to Thursdays for the winter months. That gives folks a chance to get their weekly mail, go to the dump and drop-in also.
The drop-in group is planning an afternoon coffee time the first Wednesday that they’re back. It is hoped that Dianne Wroe of Delia will be able to attend that day as she is the person that helped the centre get funding for the two new furnaces and new hot-water heater that were put in the building a year ago.
Several boys from the area went to the Alberta Summer Games last weekend for baseball.
Among those representing Zone 2, Big Country, were Quentin Kopjar of Rowley and Dane Steen of Carbon. Quentin is the son of Brian and Jolyene Kopjar of Rowley and grandson to Marilyn and Gerry Kopjar, also of Rowley. Although Dane is from Carbon, he’s the son of Kelly and Marci Steen and grandson of Helen Steen from this district. Way to go, boys.
Many of our local 4-H members are part of the exchange now underway with eastern Canada.
Our hearts are heavy this week as we learn of the illness of Gwen Hampton, who is a patient in Calgary’s Tom Baker hospital. We love you, Gwen, so take care and we’ll see you soon.
Here is a list of the prizes that are up for grabs at the STARS Ride set for Aug. 12: first — a quilt handmade by Joanne Richmond and donated by her and her folks; second — a $200 gift certificate from Freson’s IGA in Drumheller; third — a trip for two on the Alberta Steam Train out of Stettler; fourth — luggage from Sears in Drumheller, courtesy of Mark Notland; and fifth — a barbecue donated by the Stettler Brick store. For tickets ahead of the day of the ride, contact any member of the STARS committee.
Get-well-soon wishes go out to Stephen Kashuba, Carol Gogol, Mary Pearson from Delia, and Gwen, as they spend time in hospital.
While shopping in Drumheller a couple of weeks ago, we happened to see Anna (Hussey) Durnie of Fort McMurray. We were surprised to learn that her oldest boy is now 17 and will graduate next spring.
We went to Gull Lake for the weekend to attend the Boice-Goddard reunion, which is Ernie’s side of the family. Great time and great weather. There was a spot missing this year, as Ernie’s brother Russell from Peace River was unable to attend because he’s in the hospital in Edmonton recovering from a double-bypass operation and a heart-valve replacement. Russ will be 82 in October.
It’s very flattering to be missed, and again I thank everyone for all their prayers, gifts, and visits when I was in hospital for the past few months and unable to contribute this weekly column.