Curling season heating up in Rumsey region

Rumsey Library calendars available now

Happy New Year, everyone, I hope it will be filled with many blessing for you and your family near and far. I think this past Christmas season was one for the record books with the extreme cold blowing in the way it did just before Christmas then leaving just as quickly right after New Years day. Now that we are back into the warm weather it will make travel easier as the children head back to school and their studies.

The bonspiel season is warming up as well as a few of our local men traveled over to Three Hills this past week to partake in the bonspiel there. The Rumsey Men’s Bonspiel is scheduled to start January 22 and run for the week. Don’t forget about Oyster night on Thursday, January 25 at the rink and the bonspiel supper on Saturday is always open to everyone, not just the curlers. Contact Brooks and Jackie Watts at 403-368-2357 to enter a team. Also, they will be taking entries for the Ladies bonspiel which is planned for February 7 to 10, the Mixed Doubles on February 22 to 24 and the Mixed from March 4 to 10. We would love to see more teams come and join us this year so keep those dates in mind.

Linda Helmer was the hostess at St. Mary’s Lodge for the December Birthday club and there were quite a few birthdays to celebrate. In Extended Care, Edna Stennes celebrated her birthday and in the Lodge, Ellen Jewell, Bud Nelson, Dorothy Dyer, Mary Green and Eldred Maerg celebrated their special day. The next birthday club date will be January 15 with Judy Stoneman hosting. Thank you to all the Ladies who take time to continue this tradition.

There are still a few Rumsey Library calendars available so don’t forget to drop in and support the library by purchasing one of these beautiful, locally created, keep-sakes. Your local library has lots to offer so if you haven’t been by in a while, stop in and see all the new online services that are available.

There will be an Environmental Farm Plan Renewal Workshop held at the Badland’s Community Facility in Drumheller on January 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. hosted by Starland and Kneehill County. Effective April 1, 2018, producers will need to have an EFP completion letter within the last 10 years to be eligible for certain funding so this will be an excellent opportunity to get it done.

Hope you enjoy the joke, have a great week.

A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of Bud. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more.

The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You know, a mug goes flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time.”

The cowboy replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in Arizona , the other is in Colorado . When we all left our home in Texas , we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I’m drinking one beer for each of my brothers and one for myself.”

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The cowboy becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three mugs and drinks them in turn.

One day, he comes in and only orders two mugs. All the regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your loss.”

The cowboy looks quite puzzled for a moment, then a light dawns in his eyes and he laughs.

“Oh, no, everybody’s just fine,” he explains, “It’s just that my wife and I joined the Baptist Church and I had to quit drinking.”

“Hasn’t affected my brothers though.”

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