Curling rink roof repair needs community support

The big weekend was a great success with 16 teams entered to play slow pitch during the Sports Days and everyone had a great time.

The big weekend was a great success with 16 teams entered to play slow pitch during the Sports Days and everyone had a great time. The A event was played off on Sunday afternoon with the Tolman Trolls challenging Relatively Good. The Tolman Trolls rounded the bases a few more times than the Steens for a solid win. It was most enjoyable to watch as both teams comprised of players who belong to one big family, the cousins enjoyed heckling each other quite a bit. There could be some serious negotiating and trading of free agents at the next Storch family reunion.

The B event was won by Broke Bat Mountain, T.J. Herds team, again, had a close game against Cam-Shaft Crushers, Scott McDonald’s team from Hanna. It came down to a one point win, which made for some great excitement for the fans.

In the C event, the Dodgers, Doug Hodges extended family, played against the Yankees, a last minute throw together team that Derek Krywcun pulled together to even out the draw sheet. The Yankees got into their groove by that game and were really making some good plays which proved a challenge to the Dodges. In the end, the Yankees were victorious.

Next on the Rumsey Ag Society’s calendar is the long awaited roof repair to the curling rink. This project will start on Monday, July 28 around 9 a.m. and continue all week. The project manager, Kent Holowath, is looking for all of the community to come forward and lend a helping hand. Anyone, young and old, male and female, strong back or not, is asked to pitch in for as much time as you have. Kent also suggested that it would be easy to organize some evening work bees due to the fact that the large majority in our community must answer to their 8 to 5 job first.

I was thinking that if the temperatures reach the 30s again, the evening might be the most pleasant time to work. The volunteers will pull off shingles, repair any damage caused by leaks, tack down a water resistant product (like TyVac) then strap on the 2X4s in preparation of the tin being put down by the contractor the following week. It is vital that all volunteer hours are recorded as each hour means dollars in the Ag Society’s pocket towards covering the cost of the repairs. It would be very helpful if you called Kent (403-368-3733) to let him know when you are planning to come into town so he can figure out what kind of work crew he has each day and evening. And, remember, if you think you don’t have a whole day to give, that’s okay, every hour will add up to a lot getting done. Like I always told my older kids when we were in the garden picking weeds, not their favorite job, if the youngest only picked three weeds, that’s three weeds you don’t have to pick.

Don’t forget about Angie Walkers and Joe VanStratens wedding dance this Saturday night in at the hall, starts at 9 and they wanted me to pass on that everyone is welcome.

I got the chance to talk to Gwen Hampton this weekend at the Sports Days and she said that she was very happy to be home. In true form, we only talked for a minute as she wanted to get up to the curling rink to do her part working a shift in the concession with Evan, her oldest son. She did say that she is now almost done driving to Calgary. She has a few final appointments then can relax with Al and her boys.

There were lots of future grad kids and their parents running the concession during the Sports Days, so it looks like another big grad class from Morrin this coming year.

I decided to conclude with some quotes this week, hope you like them:

Keep in mind, the most fun I ever had while working was when I was volunteering. – Anonymous

“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.” – Albert Schweitzer

Have a great week.



Just Posted

County council writes off certain Botha accounts

Council hears public library saw 60,000 pass through doors this year

Stettler secondhand charity looks for new home

Superfluity lease not being renewed; will move by Sept., 2018

First auction of 2018 has solid numbers: auction market

Stettler Auction Mart sees 700 head move through Jan. 9

Stettler and area youth jump into curling this winter

Junior Curling Program runs Monday nights in Stettler

Lars Callieou to entertain in Halkirk on Feb. 10

Volunteer appreciation supper held on Friday night

Stettler and area youth jump into curling this winter

Junior Curling Program runs Monday nights in Stettler

$130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic

Hot summer ticket: $130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic off Newfoundland

UK’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018

German nurse charged with 97 more murders

Niels Hoegel, serving a life sentence for two murders, has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.

Two men guilty in murders of Alberta family could face 75 years

The pair were found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Klaus’s parents and sister in a rural home near Castor, Alberta

With Senate talks falling short, U.S. shutdown enters workweek

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over U.S. citizens

Toronto mayor wants city to co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The mayor of Canada’s most populous city says he wants Toronto to be among the North American cities to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script

Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday

S. Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

South Korean activists burned a large photo of Kim Jong Un as an extremely popular girl band passed them

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.