Happy days, spring is here! Did any of you get caught with your clocks still set to winter time? I hope not. It is wonderful to see the warm spring days come so early.
The mixed bonspiel will be in full swing by the time you read this column. I know they started curling on Monday night because of the large number of entered teams. There are 30 teams in this bonspiel, so it should be challenging to rise up to the top. Thursday night will be the usual oyster night, so don’t miss that and on Saturday, the Country Cookers will put out their usual great spread of delicious choices. On Saturday, after the supper the Ag Society will be auctioning off the advertising spots on the boards and in the ice on either end of the ice. This is a perfect opportunity for local businesses to get their names out there for people to see for the next two years. After all the bidding is done and prizes handed out, there will be a dance featuring the Zang Zee band from Medicine Hat. Remember that the bonspiel supper and evening’s entertainment will be open to everyone so head up to the hall for a night of fun on March 14.
It sounds like the long drive to Lloydminster paid off big for the Morrin girls’ high school curling team, who won the provincial title last Saturday. The team of skip Katie Primrose, third Amy Adams, second Shelby Primrose and lead Jessica Wolf, with coach Betty Primrose earned the provincial title after beating out Chauvin in the final game March 7. The team won the South Central Zones for senior high students last weekend in Airdrie, to send them to this weekend’s championship playoffs. What a great weekend for the girls, we are all so proud of you for doing so well. I haven’t heard about the mixed team’s final results, so hopefully they enjoyed the experience.
This Friday will be a busy day on the Richmond Ranch as they are hosting their 18th annual bull sale, so head up there and check it out. Along with a good lunch, there will be some fine animals up on the sale block for you to take a look at.
As I know it is getting close to the end of the hockey season for our kids in the community and some will be heading to provincial playoffs. Let me know if there are any locals going because I would love to put it into the paper for the interest of the community.
Morrin Lions are sponsoring free hot chocolate and cookies again on Sunday, March 15 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Morrin Arena for the public skating time. The ice will soon be gone from the arena, so this might be your last time to enjoy a fun afternoon of skating so head on out. There will also be a ham bingo at the Morrin Hall on April 1 that will be fun.
Once upon a time, there was a drive-in theatre in Morrin and the historical society is wondering if anyone might have some pictures of it. If you do, please forward them to Marilyn Trentham.
Here is my joke for the week, I hope you enjoy it; Have a great week.
There were these two guys out hiking when they came upon an old, abandoned mine shaft. Curious about its depth, they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole!
The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the mine shaft in front of them! The man replied, “Oh no. That couldn’t be my goat, mine was tied to a railroad tie.