Big Valley plants seeds for centennial in 2014

There were 26 people attending the hall board Bingo last week.

There were 26 people attending the hall board Bingo last week. Once again, the progressive jackpot was not won, with the consolation going to Margaret Leveque.

The jackpot for next week is at $175 and building.

The bonanza winner was Carol Kashuba, with the consolation going to Sandra Schell and Yvonne Burnstad. The loonie pot was not won.

The next Bingo is this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Come on out and join us.

There were 10 players competing in a pool tournament hosted by the Big Valley Inn on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 8:15 p.m. Andy Connor came in first with 83 points, second was Allan Saar with 82, and third went to Len Shaw with 80.

Also playing were Troye Lapahn, who came in with 73 points, Arnie Brown with 72, Dan Emblau with 65, Brian Lapahn and Jim Hudasik both with 63, Phyllis with 61 and Vic with 58.

Eleven players enjoyed an afternoon of crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Jan. 27. Joanne Murphy was first, Stan Nettestad was second and Len Shaw was third, while the booby went to Gladys Groat.

This week, the lucky draw went to Vi McCarty and the 50/50 winner was Trudy Spence. Everyone enjoyed homemade cranberry muffins, compliments of the kitchen.

At the Drop-In Centre, there were 11 players for crib this past Sunday.

First went to Jim Paul, second to Les Knapp, third to Dave Garstad and the booby went to Ron Milton.

Everyone had a great time.

The Big Valley Legion has scheduled a meeting for Monday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

An organizational meeting for the 2014 Big Valley centennial celebration will be held at 2 p.m. this Thursday in the McAlister Motors Museum on Railway Avenue South.

All interested parties are welcomed to attend.

The Friends of the Big Valley Library have plans to create a memorial quilt in time for Big Valley’s centennial celebration next year. The initial meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

All interested parties are welcomed to attend. Please come out and bring along your ideas.

The 2013 dog licenses are now available at the village office. Don’t forget to register your dog.

Happy Birthday wishes for February go out to Bruce Cartier – 1, Tim Skocdopole – 1, Lenard Shaw – 2, Jan Boice – 3, Hazel Koshure – 6, Margaret Skinner – 7, Colleen Shaw – 8, Gloria Saar – 8, Geneva Balcolm – 9, David Webster – 10, Tammy Webster – 10, Chuck Houston – 11, Terry Annable – 11, Marion Annable – 12, Sheriesse Baker – 12, Keith VanHaga – 17, Jennifer Anderson – 17, Sharon Duncan – 18, Caroline Anderson – 19, Shawn Nyuli – 19, Marie Brenchley – 20, Ryan Annable – 20, Kennedy Gridley – 24, Russ Evans – 27, and Ryland Stefanik – 28.

Happy anniversary to Allan and Nora Saar – 8.

We apologize for any errors or omissions.

To update birthday/anniversary lists, please call 403-876-2479.

— BIG VALLEY BULLETIN