Botha community to gather again to review centennial celebrations


Just like old times - Stettler area residents Laura (left) and Henry Schiffner reminisce with Marlene (Bunka) and Mal Stuart of High River during the Botha Centennial celebrations in mid-August. Henry Schiffner went to school in Botha in the 1940s

Louise Bellair/Botha Booster

Jean Jackson had company this summer from Vancouver. Hopefully, Jean and her visitors had a great time.

Anyone else with personal or community news is asked to phone me so I can include it in future columns. Also, I am keeping a log of birthdays, anniversaries and baby announcements, so contact me with those events.

A belated birthday wish goes out to Dustin Cowan from his mom and dad (Hazel and Murray Davidson) and the Botha community. Dustin celebrated his birthday last Wednesday.

It’s hard to believe school is almost ready to start again (Sept. 6). Where did the summer go?

A centennial meeting is planned for early September, so all are invited to share their thoughts on this month’s centennial celebrations.

The next BCC meeting will be held in late September. The group is always looking for new members and volunteers to help in the community.

Bingo is set for 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Centre. The jackpot is up for grabs. Bingos are held every second Tuesday.

Coffee time is held every Wednesday morning at the Senior Centre, beginning at 10 a.m.

Church services are slated for every Thursday at the church, beginning at 7 p.m. and with Rev. Susan Bowyer officiating. Everyone is welcome to join the worship.

As fall looms, the first old-time dance of the season is planned for Sept. 9, with the Country Gold band entertaining for the evening. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the hall. Everyone is invited.

To book Botha’s ball diamond, call Ken or Wendy at 403-742-8184.

For hall rentals, call Marsha at 403-742-2559 to make reservations.

Hazel and Murray Davidson wish their granddaughter a happy first birthday this Thursday. Mykayla is the daughter of Dustin and Maranda Cowan. Birthday wishes to Mykayla from all her relatives and the Botha community.

The community also extends sympathy to the family of Rod McElroy of Stettler. Rod was a teacher and principal in Stettler for many years. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.

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