“Cookbook” planned for Munson centennial

Belated happy birthday wishes to Bruce Johnston of Stettler who celebrated his 90th birthday at his home residence at Paragon Place on Saturday, Oct. 16. His two boys, Roy and Don were there along with their wives and families. Special friends of Bruce’s family and Roy entertained with music during the afternoon. Upon request, Bruce sang “Danny Boy” in his usual strong voice, and proceeded to blow out his 90 candles on his cake. Bruce has sang at many functions over the years and it’s always a pleasure to hear him sing. Happy birthday, Bruce.

Word has been received of the passing of Joe Sauve of Calgary at the age of 87 years. Joe was born in Calgary, but spent most of his growing up years on the farm here at Rumsey. For those of you who are ‘new’ folks to the area , their farm was just north of Jean and Eric Primrose. Sympathy to his children Irene and Stanley and their families.

The Morrin United Church is taking part in “Operation Christmas Child” this year. Boxes are available from Marilyn Trentham if anyone wants one. The boxes must be filled and turned in by Nov. 15. There are certain guidelines to follow when filling your box. First of all, decide whether it will be for a girl or boy and what age group. School supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons, note-pads, and picture books are good items. Toys or other gifts; items such as stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair clips, toy jewelery, t-shirts, socks, and candy that is hard, individually wrapped and in a sealable bag, hygiene items are also to be placed in a sealable bag, and you may include a personal note or photo of yourself and your family.

Things to not include; toothpaste, gum or soft candies, used items, decks of cards, liquids or items that could leak, melt, or freeze, or break. No war-related items such as toys, knives, and toy guns etc. For more information, call me, as I have a guideline brochure.

The birthday party of the month was held at St. Mary’s on Monday, Oct. 18. Lois Kiemele was the hostess for the day and with her helpers, served a delicious chocolate cake and whipped cream on top. Birthdays for this month were Muriel Stevenson, Elsie Gregg, Grace Meston and Helen Ainslie.

Marion Stiekle and her group were there to play music and do some singing which residents enjoy singing along with.

There are a quantity of puzzles at the Rumsey drop-in that have been brought for recycle. If you are needing a puzzle to do this winter, stop by on Wednesday afternoon and pick one up. Remember, come November, drop-in will be held on Thursday afternoons. There is also a quantity of paperback books if anyone would like to take some home and read.

Have you got your tickets for the Morrin Figure Skating fundraiser on Nov. 20 yet? The evening begins with a show at 9 p.m. featuring the “Chevelles” from Lethbridge and dancing begins at 10 p.m. There will be a buffet during the evening. Call Jill at 368-3733 or Melanie at 772-0000, or Troy at 72-2165 for more information and tickets.

In 2011, the Munson community will be celebrating their centennial year. Many things are planned for this celebration including a ‘cookbook’. Recipes for this cook book may be turned into Brenda Daly before the end of November. Recipes should be from present or former Munson community residents. If you have your mother’s favourite recipe and she is no longer with us, please include it in your information along with her name and maybe something about why the recipe is so special to your family. Call Brenda at 823-9371 for more information. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be going to the funding of the new hall in Munson.

Saturday evening, Oct. 23, a ‘dorm reunion’ was held in the Midland Hall. The event was very well attended and former residents got to see school mates from long time ago. One of my former class mates, Ralph Jorgensen, was there for his first time and we hadn’t seen him since he left school in Drumheller in 1953 to go to Camrose College. Former students came from as far away as BC. Hats off to the folks who organized the evening. There was music by the “Five Plus One” band from Three Hills, which was very much enjoyed as it was ‘our’ kind of music. Comments at the end of the evening included what a great time it was and that due to most of the people’s ages, maybe there should be a reunion every year or two.

The next service for the Morrin United Church will be a combined service shared with the Morrin Bethany Lutheran Church. The service will be a ‘rememberance day’ service and will be held in the Morrin Community Hall at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Pastor Skip McArthur and Rev. Mervyn Penfound will be sharing the service.

The recent break in the weather has made it possible for a lot of harvesting to be done. Some folks are done combining but those of us with cattle, have several days work ahead yet to get the bales all in before the snow flies.

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