Four seasons in a few hours’ drive

The first meeting of the new season of the Rumsey-Rowley 4-H Beef club will be held Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the agriplex.

If you know of any new members who would be interested in being in the club this year, please let them know about the meeting.

I do hope everyone had a good thanksgiving weekend in the snow and wind. We had a good one, having family in for dinner on Saturday, going to Red Deer on Sunday for turkey dinner with Charlene and all her family, and then on to Blackfalds, where we stayed over and had another thanksgiving dinner on Monday with Linda and Earl.

Wendell, our dear friend from Sunset House was visiting in Rocky Mt. House over the weekend and came over to Blackfalds to see us on Monday. We all spent the night with Linda and Earl, going our different ways on Tuesday morning.

The saying “If you don’t like the weather in Alberta, Just wait five minutes.” was certainly true on Tuesday as we travelled through sunshine at Blackfalds, wind and snowing and blowing snow as we came south, with blizzard conditions around Three Hills and by the time we got to Drumheller, everything was bare and dry but very cloudy, windy and cooooold.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 folks gathered at the Rumsey drop-in center to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Each for their own reasons, some folks couldn’t come. We missed them but had a good meal and lots of visiting.

Ray Duft and his partner Bob Smith from Elnora were going to come and play music and sing for us but they had freezing rain over night in that area so decided it best to stay home. Good planning, when icy roads are involved.

The drop-in has a few dollars now so that we can order the insulation. If anyone would like to help out in any way, Laurette LaValley is the treasurer. We still don’t have enough for the full amount.

Have you got your items together yet for the shoe box for Samaritan’s Purse. Your box may be brought to the fall supper on Nov. 7 and Vi Adie will be on hand to pick them up and take them to the gathering point at Drumheller Alliance Church.

The Big Valley Elks Lodge is sponsoring an evenings entertainment on Saturday Nov. 14, Brett Kissel will be there on his hometown tour. Cocktails are at 6, supper at 7 and entertainment at 8 p.m. Tickets are available from any Elks member.

This is the last call for anyone who is missing some of their pots and pans.

There is a quantity collected at the Agri-Plex and when the fall cleaning is done in preparation for the coming curling season, these items are going to the good will.

Church services were held in the Morrin United Church on Sunday, Oct 18 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter in attendance.

There will be no service that on Nov. 1 in the United Church. Sunday, Nov. 8, there will be a Remembrance Day service in the Morrin Community Hall with the Bethany Lutheran Church and the United Church will join together to honour the day. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. with lunch to follow.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, there will be no drop-in in the afternoon in Rumsey. Everyone is invited to come to the Remembrance Day service prior to 11 a.m. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Saturday, Nov. 7 is the day of the Rumsey fall supper from 5-7 p.m.