Condolences extended to families of two former Rumsey-area residents

A week ago Monday, volunteers gathered at St. Mary’s Health Care Centre in Trochu to host the regular monthly birthday party

A week ago Monday, volunteers gathered at St. Mary’s Health Care Centre in Trochu to host the regular monthly birthday party for the residents. There was only one birthday this month — Ida Sidness. Family members came to join in the celebrations and be with their sister.

Marilyn Olmstead was the hostess this month and everyone enjoyed the delicious homemade carrot cake.

Hostess for October will be Lois Kiemele.

Grace (Box) Meston of Trochu passed away last Monday, Sept. 17, in the early hours at the Three Hills hospital, where she was prior to her death.

Funeral services were held this Monday in Trochu United Church, with Rev. Pat Dyson conducting the service.

Funeral services were also held Monday in the Rumsey community hall for Myrtle Upton, who passed away Sept. 16 at her home in the extended-care facility of St. Mary’s Health Care Centre in Trochu.

We extend sympathy to the families of both of those past residents of the Rumsey area.

Best wishes for a short stay to Helen Steen, who is in the Drumheller hospital. It’s a good thing she got most of her garden in before having to go to the hospital. Hope to see you at home again real soon, Helen.

Harvest weather favoured the wedding party last Saturday when Myrna and Blair were married in an outdoor wedding at Rowley.

The banquet and the rest of the festivities were held in the Rumsey community hall. Those folks live on the Wieland place, west of town, and are so busy with their renovations and landscaping that not too many folks have met them. Both are “mounted shooters,” which is becoming a very popular sport in rodeo circles. They competed at the Ponoka Stampede. Plans are that they will have some of these competitions at their farm in the future. Congratulations.

Farmers and gardeners are keeping busy with fall work. Harvesting is in full swing, with some folks done by now. With the spotty rains that we have had over the summer, yields vary from place to place in the same field.

We did miss the hailstorms right in our area, but just south of us in the Morrin area, they got hit pretty hard. It’s such a mess to try and combine and take care of the grain and straw. Good luck to everyone. Hope the weather holds until everyone is done. It’s been a phenomenal fall of good harvest weather. Thanks be to God.

The next church service in the Morrin United church will be Sunday, Oct. 7, which is Thanksgiving Sunday. Rev. Mervyn and Marilyn Penfound of Stettler will perform the service, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

This is the final week of September — where does the time go?

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