Big Valley Rusty Spurs buck rain to remember ‘a very special lady’

Despite the inclement weather last Friday, there was a wonderful turnout of friends, family and community members ...

Despite the inclement weather last Friday, there was a wonderful turnout of friends, family and community members as the Big Valley Rusty Spurs 4-H Horse Club dedicated a beautiful bench in honour of Shirley Woods.

Memories were shared with stories, poetry and scrapbooks filled with pictures of “Grandma Shirley” and her 4-H kids.

The rain managed to hold back while speeches and memories were shared. A very special thank you goes out to everyone who came out to help honour a very special lady.

The annual Elks Elmer Kerbes Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, May 27, with about 40 golfers coming out to vie for the bragging rights this year.

After the dust settled, Len Currie’s foursome, consisting of Harold Anderson, Jack Skocdopole and the heart of the team, Ion Butterfield, won with a score of 29. The most honest team was the Kent (Sandbagger) Butterfield team.

The weather was great, the cooks did a fine job, and again we thank Bill for his preparations and the beef-on-a-bun lunch. Several hole prizes were given out and everyone had a great time.

The tournament was held on a sombre note as Marguerite was in a bad car accident just days prior, but her daughter Annette Berry attended to play and present the plaque to Len and his team.

We thank her very much for attending under rather trying conditions.

Get well, Marg, and we thank you again for the 4K balls you gave to each player. Hope to see you all again next year.

On May 25, the Legion was proud to recognize the winners of its annual Remembrance Day poster contest. A big thank you to the staff and students of Big Valley School for their efforts in never forgetting those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

We are proud of all the posters, whether they were winning entries or not.

The 2011 Big Valley winners were: Grade 1 — 1. Ashton Kaiser, 2. Aughtum Wilkie; Grade 2 — 1. Jonah Jarmin, 2. Theresa Thurston; Grade 3 — 1. Brooklyn Chapman, 2. Julie Ponto (also won second in area event); Grade 4 — 1. Kyla Newman, 2. Cole Warren — all of those were colour posters. Grade 5 — (colour) 1. Hayden Warren, 2. Jessie Armstrong; (black and white) 1. Shaylyn McNeil, 2. Abigail Webster; Grade 6 — (colour) 1. Anna Lauweryssen, 2. Emily Brown; (black and white) 1. Tianna-Rae Kirtley, 2. Raina Thomson; Grade 7 (colour) 1. Hayley McNeil, 2. Deanna Mayle; (black and white) 1. Luke Skocdopole, 2. Zachary Newman; Grade 8 — (colour) 1. Mackenzie Gauvin, 2. Russel Steen; (black and white) 1. Brendan Bardwell; Grade 9 — (colour) 1. Janessa Wittenberg and (black and white) 1. Dillon Kirtley.

Unfortunately, we must report that the Big Valley Ag. Society’s mixed slo-pitch tournament that had been scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled.