Curling playdowns, 4-H events sweep Rumsey calendar

The Rumsey men’s bonspiel wrapped up this past weekend. We had 14 teams enter this year and the curling was good to watch.

The Rumsey men’s bonspiel wrapped up this past weekend. We had 14 teams enter this year and the curling was good to watch.

The bonspiel results are:

The winners of the first event were the Jack Dawson crew of Cam Grant, James Dodd and Ralph Smeil.

Second in the first event were Justin Wolfe and his team Russel Hannes, Al Mortinson and Larry Coveney.

First in the second event were Jim Krywcun, Derek Krywcun, Dallas Krywcun and Jim Taylor.

First in the third event was the Tim Primrose team, with Jim Richmond, Doug Hodge, and Dwayne Griffith.

First in the fourth event was Phil Johnson and his crew.

The Super League has completed its round of games and the winners are the Jim Krywcun team.

The Ag Society would like to extend a big thank you to all the curlers — and the sponsors — who took part in this bonspiel and hope to see you back in the mixed in March, or next year.

A local curling team of high school boys headed off to Calgary last weekend to compete in a Central Alberta juveniles playdowns bonspiel. Marcus Herd, Matt McNaughton, Bradley Nelson and Garrett Hollowath enjoyed the opportunity to compete at this higher level and were able to get into final competition. Their coach, Kent Holowath, went with them to help with the finer points of the game.

Next up on the agenda for the Rumsey Ag Society will be the snowmobiling poker rally on Feb. 2. First poker hands go at 10 a.m., and the last hand goes out at 2 p.m.

Remember to come out for a day of fun in the great scenery of the Rumsey Hills. If you want to know more about this event, contact Dallas Krywcun at 403-321-1137.

There will be a hot supper to follow. That will give you the time to relax and tell some tales. Hope to see you there.

On the curling front, it won’t be long before the women’s bonspiel gets going. It’s scheduled for Feb 4 to 9 and we are looking for teams. Please contact Brooks and Jackie Watts at 403-368-2357 to enter. This is always a fun event.

For those of you interested in watching the bonspiel, there will be a steak or hamburger supper on each night, with Thursday being reserved for the big Oyster feed. Saturday is the final events playoffs, with a banquet to follow, so don’t forget about the great meal, as always.

If you want to win some brownie points with your wife and kids, take them out one night to a great supper in Rumsey during the bonspiels.

The community library has a few 2013 community calendars left, if you are interested. We had a photo contest in the fall at the Rumsey garden show, where people attending the show picked their favourite pictures from the entries.Those pictures were then used to create a community calendar and are on sale at the library. Stop in and have a look at the calendars and, also, all the library has to offer.

The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday.

We really enjoyed doing this project and feel that it’s worth repeating, so for you budding photographers, start taking pictures now.

We will change our entry categories in accordance with the months of the year. So, for example, pictures relevant to January would go into that category. There will be 13 categories for the 12 months, plus a cover photo. All pictures must be taken within the Rumsey/Rowley area and no older than three years and one entry per category. Keep it in mind as you take your pictures this year.

The Rumsey/Rowley 4-H Beef Club is busy this month with its second weigh day at Tracey and Melanie Nelson’s farm. They have 12 members this year, plus two Cleavers, children under the age of nine. This will be an exciting day to see how well each calf is progressing. The 4-H members don’t have any time to relax, because on Tuesday night, they meet up at the Rumsey hall to say their speeches. Come out and see what great young people we have in our community, as they do their best this night.

Keep in mind that as spring approaches, the 4-H kids will be doing their annual bottle and battery drive in April, so set aside your recyclables for the kids, because that is what keeps this club going.

The Rumsey Ag Society has felt the need to help one of our own. Gwen Hampton has been a longtime member of our community and an ag board member. She has been fighting a brave battle with cancer over the past few months and her family of Alan, Landelle, Evan and Levi are travelling steadily to be with her. That creates stress, as the costs build up and the ag society felt it would be nice to take up a collection for the Hamptons to help alleviate some of those unexpected expenses.

If you would like to contribute, please drop off the donation at the post office with Karrie or with one of the ag society directors.

John Griffith is celebrating the great age of 80 years and wants to invite all his many friends and family to a party! Laura and John will be hosting at their home at 190-3rd Ave., Keystone Towers, in Drumheller on Feb. 10 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


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