Bonspiel dates set, Spring Fling in April

No pizza night in Rowley, Saturday, December 25.

By the time this paper is in print, it will be countdown time until Santa Claus arrives as well as family members and large appetites. We do wish everyone a very Merry Christmas with family and friends and may you enjoy the holidays and have a very prosperous and healthy new year. Greetings from our house to yours.

Sympathy to all the friends and relatives of Jack Primrose of Strathmore, who passed away in hospital Saturday, Dec. 11. There will be no service at this time. I believe Jack was 94 years old on his last birthday which was in October.

Sympathy from the district to the Michie family; Linda, George, Ian, Glenda, and Serena on the passing of Marie Michie on Monday, Dec. 13. at the age of 93 years. The family plan a private service in the new year.

The Rumsey Ag. Society held their annual meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at which time the new executive was named: President Chris Warner, vice-president Warren Weisse, secretary Joanne Tolman, treasurer Gwen Hampton.

The board is made up of Carol Wilkins, Donna Sengaus, Joanne Tolman, Gwen Hampton, Chris Warner, Mike Steen, Doug Hodge, Brookes Watts, Derek Krywcun, Rhonda Lunn. New board members beginning this year are Michelle McNaughton, Kacia Babott, Warren Weisse, Ken Goddard and Lori Cawiezel. Board members retiring after serving their three year term on the board are Tracy Bice, Sherrry Griffith, Judy Stoneman, Mark McNaughton and Devon Sengaus.

Dates arising from the meeting are: Men’s bonspiel on Jan. 24-29, ladies’ bonspiel, Feb. 7-12, fun mixed doubles bonspiel, Feb 25-27 and mixed bonspiel March 7-12.

Brooks Watts is the chairman of the curling committee, so for more information about the curling season, call Brooks.

The date of the 2011 Spring Fling in Rumsey is set for April 16.

The Rumsey 4-H Beef club is hosting the 2011 show and sale on Monday, June 6. Please record these dates for further reference.

The New Year’s Eve festivities are set for the Rumsey community hall beginning at 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Entertainment will be at 9 with the live band music of “Bill Cole” from Drumheller. For more information, call Rhonda, 368-2220, or Gwen, 368-2169.

There will be no Christmas Eve service in the Morrin United Church but all are invited to the Morrin Bethany Lutheran Church for the service there. Following the service, Pastor Skip and Lorraine McArthur invite all who can come, to join them in their home.

I will be sending in news items on Dec. 31, so please phone me with your news of family and friends that are visiting for the holidays. We are anxiously waiting for our grandson,Cody, to arrive for the holidays from his studies at NAIT.

Friday evening, Dec. 17, in the Morrin Community hall, the Morrin Bethany Lutheran Choir presented the second of their four performances. Under the direction of Becky Newman, the choir were at Sunshine Lodge on Thursday night, Morrin Hall on Friday night, Drumheller Alliance Church Saturday night and Drumheller Catholic Church Sunday night. Very enjoyable cantata.

Best wishes to Marie Hampton as she continues her stay in Drumheller hospital. Glad to report Glen Trout is out of hospital and able to enjoy the holidays.

Sunday evening, Dec.19, the Rumsey community concert was held in the hall. What a great evening of songs skits, and readings. The youngest child taking part in the concert was Reid Macfarlane who sang solo at two years old. Joining him were his sister Taylor and friend Mattie Jensen. Each sang their own rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Super league curling wound up on Sunday, Dec. 19 but the results are not available to me at this time. Morrin United Church held their Christmas Church service on Sunday, Dec. 19 with Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter in attendance. During the service Amy played her ‘cow bells’ which was most enjoyable and amazing. A potluck dinner was enjoyed following the service. Church services will resume Jan. 9 of the new year when Rev. Mervyn and Marily Penfound will be there. Church services will be on Jan. 9 and 23.

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