Rumsey Oyster Night on Jan. 23

RUMSEY RECORD -- I noticed through Facebook that many in our community have, are and will be enjoying a holiday in the warm sunshine of...

RUMSEY RECORD — I noticed through Facebook that many in our community have, are and will be enjoying a holiday in the warm sunshine of the south county. That is a wonderful break from this extreme cold we have been experiencing. It is definitely a lot different than last year’s January. Average temperature this past week were in the minus 30 degrees range with wind chills, last year at this time the temperature averaged between just mnius three and plus five, quite a difference! Good luck to all those who might be calving at this time.

The mens’ bonspiel is fast approaching so if you haven’t got your curling equipment out yet, you best dust it off and give a call to Brooks and Jackie Watts at 403-368-2357 to book in your team. The bonspiel will start either Monday or Tuesday, Jan. 23 or 24. Don’t forget that Rumsey’s famous Oyster night will be held on Thursday night and Wing Night is Friday with the banquet to conclude the event on Saturday, Jan. 28. There is always lots to eat so even if you’re not a curler and would enjoy a night out with good food and company, come and join everyone on Saturday night from 5 to 7 p.m. for a great meal at a great price.

The Morrin Figure Skating club is selling tickets fast for their fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Rumsey Hall starting at 8 p.m. They have engaged the Hanna band “Five of Diamonds” to entertain starting at 9 p.m., so get your dancing shoes on and come and join in the fun. You can get your tickets from any of the figure skaters locally, I know that Mary-Ann Jensen has some and Shannon Wilkins will also have some to sell and they are only $35.

If you are interested in booking the hall or curling rink, you can call B.J. Perry at 403-334-2384, as she has agreed to take on this job as part of her duties on the Ag Board. Also, if you are interested in booking a smaller venue in town, you can give me a call to book the Drop-In Center as it works great for groups under 50 people and only costs $50 per booking. You can contact me at 403-368-3820.

I’ll wrap up my short column with a little chuckle to see you through the day.

The teacher said to his class one day, “Please stand up, anyone who thinks they’re stupid.”

Nobody stood up so the teacher said, “I’m sure there are some stupid students in this class!”

At this point Little Johnny stood up.

The teacher said, “Oh Johnny! So you think you’re stupid then?”

Little Johnny replied, “No, I just felt bad that you were standing up on your own.”

Have a great week.

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