Big Valley Bulletin
The Oil Kings were back in action this past weekend at the Big Valley Agriplex, and the fans got their money’s worth. Big Valley welcomed rival and defending league champions Daysland Northstars on Friday night. The Kings got off to a slow start in the first period and were down 2-0 heading into the second. Jared Williams and Brendan Lamb would each score in the second frame, but would be down 3-2 headed into the third. Daysland scored their second powerplay goal of the evening at the 14:12 mark of the third, but Big Valley would answer back with two goals from Pat Turville and newcomer Brandon Nowakowski. After a scoreless OT, it would go to a shootout. The Kings opted to shoot first, where Mitch Finkbiner was successful to start it off. Goalie Chance Clark turned aside each Daysland shot, Brandon Nowakowski would score on his attempt, and the Kings took a 5-4 win in the shootout. Clark made 41 saves in the win.
The Kings went up to Tofield on Saturday night and again would go the distance, but fell 6-5 in a shootout to pick up 1 point on the road. The Kings are back at home on Friday, Jan. 16 at 8:30 p.m. when they welcome back Daysland. Congratulations to this Friday’s $500 sponsor board winners Ken and Rose Johnson.
The Big Valley School and the school advisory council would like to extend a great big thank you to everyone who supported and offered encouragement as the idea of a community based “Family Fun Night” unfolded. The New Year’s Eve event surpassed all expectations for the evening and the best parts of the night were seeing all the happy faces, watching people enjoying the night and the positive feedback received from people who were not in attendance but heard good things about the night.
Thank you to all the families and individuals who attended and also to all the sponsors and helpers. Without your support, this night would have not been as successful as it was. Thanks to Principal Corry Raugust, Kim Brandon, our school custodian, Mrs. Jackson, Abigail Webster, Village of Big Valley/FCSS, Outriders Restaurant, Matt & Shauna Elines (and thank you to Shauna as well for donating her winnings from the Heads or Tails game held at the Christmas Concert back to our playground fundraiser initiatives!), Glen & Carole Lauweryssen, Clint, Erin, Owen & Aughtum Wilkie, Kerry Hiemstra, Kristi, Emma & Gracie McMullin, Jennifer Knowles & Leland Dittman, and Jen & William Brown. And thank you to everyone who stayed to help clean up after the party. Hope to see you all on New Year’s Eve 2015.
At the Big Valley Drop-in Centre’s Wednesday, Jan. 7 crib night, first place went to Earl, second to Donna, and third to Lynne. On Sunday, Jan. 11, first went to Earl, second was a tie between Bob and Connie and the booby went to Jan.
There were nine people out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Jan. 11. Stan Nattestad took first place, Len Shaw took second, Dorothy Annabel with Trudy Spence shared third and Gloria Emblau took home the booby. Stan Nattestad won the regular draw and Trudy Spence won the 50/50. The next Big Valley Inn crib will be on Sunday, Jan. 18 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.