Botha has a new deputy mayor

With fall soon upon us, come some fall cleaning and if you're wondering when the Botha Transit Station is open.

With fall soon upon us, come some fall cleaning and if you’re wondering when the Botha Transit Station is open, the hours are Tuesdays from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Hopefully, these hours work for everyone.

With school in full force now, the Stettler Public Library’s Botha Read and Rhyme Program has started up again for children ages 0-5 with new hours. This is held at the Botha Kindergarten room on Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m. The days for this month were the Sept. 3 and 10 and now¬†tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 17 and 24. You won’t want to miss these.

Then on Thursday, Sept. 24, starting at 7 p.m., there will be a village office meeting and everyone has been invited to attend. There has been some exciting news around there lately. Ken Hoekstra has accepted the position of deputy mayor, so this is exciting for everyone. But make sure you come on out the fourth Thursday of each month for these monthly meetings. Also in by acclamation is Frank O’Hagen who has joined our village council team, which is right on. Welcome, Frank.

On Sunday, Sept. 27, the Old Time Dance Club will be starting again for another season. There was a change of bands, though, for the starting off dance, which was to be the “Old Thyme Aires”; but unfortunately things came up, so the “Western Sunsetters Band” will be kicking off this season instead. They too are a fantastic band and you will not want to miss out. A big thank you to the” Western Sunsetters” for taking this position that afternoon. The theme for this dance will be the harvest and hard times, so come on out and have some fun. These dances are open to all ages as there is no age limit. They start at 1:30 p.m., the last Sunday of each month.

Bingo takes place tonight starting at 7:15 p.m., doors open at 6:30. So come on out and try out your luck.

The first day of quilting for this season will be Monday Sept. 28, so grab your quilting items and come to the seniors’ centre at 9:30 a.m. and join the group. Everyone is welcome.