October is here and with it the fall leaves and colder weather. I hope the farmers in our area continue to work away at their harvests so all that beautiful grain makes it to the bins or elevators.
Linda Helmer sent me the news from the last birthday party at St. Mary’s Lodge over in Trochu in September on the 19. Marilyn Olmstead was the hostess and they celebrated three birthdays. In extended care, Betty Cheshire and Medora Culp and in the lodge, Ida Sydness all celebrated another wonderful year with friends and family. Next months’ hostess will be Lois Kiemele and it will be held on October 16. Remember that anyone is welcome to join in on the fun and help celebrate birthdays over at the lodge.
The ag society will be hosting a drone workshop on October 26 and 27. I will have more information in next weeks’ column but for now keep it in mind if you are interested in purchasing a drone for your agricultural needs or own one now and would like more information on the operation of it.
The fall supper is fast approaching so expect a call from someone on the board about bringing in a contribution to our supper or maybe just lending a hand to put it all together. It has been a tradition in the community that this is the one event that everyone comes together to celebrate the end of harvest with a contribution of food or effort to unite the community for a wonderful meal and a chance to catch up with neighbours and friends. The fall supper is always held on the first Saturday of November so this year it will fall on the 4th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with lots of visiting to follow.
The annual Christmas Market is open to all vendors near and far so if you have a home business or crafts that you would love to showcase in Rumsey on November 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. please contact Claire Krywcum at 403-321-0080, Baylee Goddard at 403-443-8384 or myself at 403-368-3820. We would love to have you at our market.
Municipal elections are fast approaching as it takes place on Monday, October 16 and we have an interesting three way race for our district of the Rumsey-Rowley area with Alan Avramenko (our longtime incumbent), Ed Bremer and Jackie Watts all throwing their hats into the ring to represent our corner of the world for the next four years at the Starland council. Don’t forget to get into town and cast your vote for your best candidate. Good luck to all the contenders. Congratulations is in order for Gwen Hampton who won by acclimation to become our new school trustee for the Morrin school district within the Prairie Land Regional School Division. I know she will be great at this job as she is such a diligent person.
Thought of the week: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates.
Have a great week, everyone.