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.

Just Posted

Paradise Shores work stoppage frustrating for everyone: County

Notice of another appeal hearing posted on County web site late last week

Lunch for a great cause

Scotiabank hosts fundraising BBQ for the Central Alberta Multiple Sclerosis Society

100 Men Stettler gearing up for next meeting June 4th

Local group has raised thousands for community non-profits

Music in the Park kicks off in June

In just a few short weeks, great tunes will be heard in West Stettler Park

Stettler’s history richly showcased at local museum

The Museum features several original buildings from Stettler’s past

VIDEO: Canadian breaks women’s world record for longest plank

Dana Glowacka, of Montreal, held a plank for four hours and 20 minutes

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Alberta NDP cries foul as Speaker Cooper names new legislature clerk

Shannon Dean will replace Merwan Saher as the clerk of the assembly effective immediately

‘Her life mattered:’ New trial ordered in death of Indigenous woman Cindy Gladue

In a 4-3 decision, Supreme Court said evidence about Cindy Gladue’s sexual history was mishandled

Emergency funds for High Level evacuees to start flowing by Monday

About 5,000 people in High Level and surrounding communities have been out of their homes for a week

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Most Read