Bonspiel season in full swing

RUMSEY RECORD -- The Rumsey/Rowley 4-H group enjoyed an educational day at Calhoun Feedlot on Monday, Jan. 2 when they went for a tour...

RUMSEY RECORD — The Rumsey/Rowley 4-H group enjoyed an educational day at Calhoun Feedlot on Monday, Jan. 2 when they went for a tour and learned more about the real life applications of feeding, treating and gaining pounds and profit to those calves. After the tour, they had their Christmas party at the Three Hills bowling alley where everyone enjoyed a few games of pins. Their next event outside of their meetings will be at the Camrose Bull Congress on Saturday, Jan. 28 when they will join in the judging clinic held there as part of the congress.

The Morrin Girls and Boys curling teams have been busy with a U18 bonspiel sponsored by Servus Credit Union in Red Deer this past weekend. The girls lost out in the B event on Sunday and the boys lost out on Saturday in the D event. The boys team consists of Brett Holowath, Jack Adams, Tony Huxley and Bryce Kopjar. The girls team has Shelby Primrose, Taylor Olmstead, Amanda Holowath and Kayla Adams. Both teams will be heading to Indus on Sunday, Jan. 15 for a cash bonspiel. Good luck, everyone.

It is bonspiel season with four Rumsey teams driving over to Three Hills to compete in the Men’s Bonspiel this past week. They must be getting ready for the Men’s bonspiel that will be starting here in town in a couple weeks’ time. You should be seeing the bonspiel concession schedule in your mailbox soon. Hopefully you will be able to work your shift as it is only a little time out of your winter and a great way to see some of the community and catch up. If you are unable to work your shift please let Sandy McNaughton know as it is really tough if people don’t show and there is no one to run the kitchen for that shift. Thanks to everyone willing to work every year for those three hours, it means a lot to the organizers. If you have a team for the Men’s, please contact Brooks and Jackie Watts at 403-368-2357 to enter.

The Rumsey Library is hoping to sell a few more 2017 calendars so if you haven’t picked the perfect one for your kitchen or office wall, maybe come in and see the beautiful pictures featured in ours. It is the only fundraiser that the library has and I would love to see them all go out the door. I will also be looking at another craft night soon so if you have some ideas of crafts that you have always liked to explore, stop in and let me know and I’ll see what I can do. The Book Club book for the month of January is “A House in the Sky: A Memoir” by Amanda Lindhout, a local Red Deer photojournalist who was kidnapped by Islam extremists for 460 days. She writes about her time in captivity, life before and after. If you are interested in joining in on this months’ read, let me know and I’ll get you a copy.

My apologizes if I have printed this joke before but I came across it and thought it was worth sending out again.

The Hotel Bill

An elderly lady decided to give herself a big treat for her significant birthday by staying overnight in one of Calgary’s most expensive hotels.

When she checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250. She exploded and demanded to know why the charge was so high.

“It’s a nice hotel but the rooms certainly aren’t worth $250 for just an overnight stop without even breakfast.”

The clerk told her that $250 is the “standard rate” so she insisted on speaking to the manager.

The manager appeared and forewarned by the desk clerk announced, “The hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre which are available for use.”

“But I didn’t use them,” she said.

“Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the manager.

He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. “We have the best entertainers from across the Prairies performing here,” the manager said.

“But I didn’t go to any of the shows,” she said.

“Well, we have them, and you could have,” the manager replied.

No matter what amenity the manager mentioned, she replied, “But I didn’t use it!”

The manager was unmoved, so she decided to pay. She wrote a cheque and gave it to the manager.

The manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque. “But Madam, this cheque is only made out for $50.00.”

“That’s correct. I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me,” she replied.

“But I didn’t!” exclaimed the very surprised manager.

“Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”

Moral of the story – Don’t mess with senior citizens.