Baseball, softball, golf tee up in Rumsey area

Compliments to the Rumsey firemen for a delicious Mother’s Day breakfast this past Sunday.

Compliments to the Rumsey firemen for a delicious Mother’s Day breakfast this past Sunday. There were lots of families who came in to celebrate the day.

Ernie Goddard was handing out posters to advertise for the 24th annual STARS ride to be held down at the TL Bar ranch on Aug. 11.

In the past 23 years, the STARS ride has raised an amazing $538,412. That’s extremely impressive for the small community of Rumsey and area.

Thanks to all the supporters of this great cause. If you would like to take part in the ride or pledge a rider, just contact Ernie Goddard at 403-368-2132 for more information.

Remember that the breakfast and beef supper is open to all the community and is a great way to add a little support to the cause.

Well, spring sports are well underway. Football, lacrosse, baseball are all being enjoyed and played by the kids of our community.

The peewee baseball team will play in Trochu on Wednesday evening, so if you want to enjoy a bit of sun, that’s the place to be. On May 28, the rookies will be in Rumsey, and the midgets will play in Rumsey on May 22.

The men’s fastball will start at the end of May, so keep an eye out for their first home game. They  always play on Fridays in town.

The Rumsey 4-H beef club extends thanks to all in the community for a successful bottle and battery drive. That money is the sole support for the club for the year, so it has to be stretched a long way.

Anything you gave to the club is very much appreciated.

Don’t forget about the club’s show and sale, which is coming up fast. It will be held on Monday, June 3. It will be an exciting day for all the 4-H members and their families, so come out and watch their successes.

The Rumsey Connection golf tournament has undergone a change this year. The date has been moved up to Thursday, June 13, and starts at 5 p.m. It will cost $35 per person and includes a delicious supper for all participants. Please contact Elaine Weisse or Dariel McNaughton to register. Be sure to register early, because it always fills up quickly.

The fire ban continues for both Stettler and Starland counties. With the coming long weekend, there will be lots of campers moving in down at the river and it’s important that the ban is observed for the protection of all the community.

“How is it that it takes one match to start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” Christy Whitehead.

Let’s hope it rains an inch or two!

— Rumsey Record