Baseball action is back

Well, it has been an exciting week for the politicians who were busy telling us how they would fix all the wrongs that had been done so far.

I hope the right people are in control of our money for the next 4 years.

Locally, the excitement is more centered on the baseball diamonds up at the Ag Grounds as there is a Bantam hardball team ready to play their first game of the season this evening, so head on up to the action and take a boo at how our kids perform. Their games will be on Monday or Wednesday evening. There is also a mixed softball team of ages 9 to 12 that will be playing around the area and a coach pitch team of kids ages 4 to 6. If you hear some noise up at the Ag Grounds during the week, then there must be a game in progress and you should head on up to see how they are doing.

The 4-H Beef club has postponed their bottle and battery drive by a little bit to give everyone more time to collect around the community. Their sort date will be on May 12 in conjunction with a regular meeting.

April’s birthday club at St. Mary’s was hosted by Donna Sengaus, who did a wonderful job. The birthdays this month were Abby McNaughton celebrating 100 years and Yvonne VanCowenberge, who celebrated 103 years. That is truly remarkable. Ely Goddard and Christel Jakob also celebrated their birthdays. In May, the birthday club will hold their next party on Monday, May 11 with Pat Hatt hosting. Thank you to all the ladies who take the time and effort to prepare and go for the afternoon for a visit and celebrate someone’s special month.

I will continue to pester you about submitting your family story to the 2015 edition history book. They’re coming in slowly and the committee would like to see a lot more so take a few minutes to get your bit in the book.

My joke for the week:

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”

The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?”

The boy takes the quarters and leaves.

What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!”

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?”

The boy licked his cone and replied, “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”

Have a good week!