Botha residents cope with snowstorm Oct. 2

Bad Weather caused a lot of outages and bad roads

Submitted by Louise Bellair Botha Booster

Two individuals from our little community are celebrating their birthdays this coming week, Fran Clark on Friday 13 and John Hankins on the 16. Hope you both have a fantastic birthday.

Quilting day will be this coming Monday 16, starting at 9:30 a.m., please feel free to join the quilters that day.

Picture Day for all students will be this coming Friday 13, so please dress your child nicely for that day.

Talk about a miserable week for everyone this passed week. The school has been closed down for Monday and Tuesday because of the power being out and due to the road conditions, the buses did not run. Then this past Friday was PD Day, so there sure wasn’t much school for the whole week.

The storm either hit late Sunday evening or early Monday morning was a bad one with a lot of heavy wet snow which caused a lot of road closures and power was lost everywhere. In some locations power was out for two and a half days and also some places in the country never got power back until Thursday afternoon. So hopefully this is not a indication of what kind of winter we will be getting this year.

Mr. Donald Neil Payne passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years at the Red Deer Hospital on September 27,2017. Donald leaves behind his wife, Jane Payne, two sons, four grandchildren and other family members and close friends. Celebration of Donald’s life was celebrated this past Tuesday Oct. 3. Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of you at this time.

On a happier note join the group at the Botha Hall on Sunday Oct. 29, and dance to the music from the Country Gentleman. The theme for this will be Halloween, so dress in your scariest outfits if you like.

Bingo evening is Wednesday 25, starting at 7:15 p.m., so come and join in the fun.

Only a couple weeks left before the Botha Annual Christmas Market which will be held on Saturday November 4, This starts at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. so make sure you come out and support the vendors that day, a great way to get started on some of your Christmas shopping.


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