Harvest in full force as seasons begin to change

.

Louise Bellair

BOTHA

As we slide into fall, harvest is in full force, gardens are coming in, it’s freezing at nights, daylight is getting shorter, and all the leaves are either falling or changing colours.

It definitely looks and feels like fall now. Where did summer go? Fall officially started last Friday.

We would like to wish Jean Jackson a happy birthday for Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic day, Jean.

The next old-time dance is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, with the Grassroots Band entertaining for the evening. These dances start at 7:30 p.m. at the Botha Hall. So hopefully everyone can come out and have a great time, kicking your feet up to the great music. It’s a pot-luck lunch, so bring your favourite dish to share with everyone.

All are invited to another exciting Early Bird bingo Tuesday (Oct. 11), beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Church services are held every Thursday evening, starting at 7 p.m.

Two activities happen each Wednesday in Botha. Coffee is ready at 10 a.m. for coffee time at the senior centre. Then, starting at 1:30 p.m., is carpet bowling, which is a fun way to exercise among friends.

Calling all quilters: the second and last Monday of each month is quilting time. Even if you have never quilted before, you’re invited to take part.

Calling all seniors to attend a special meeting: the Botha meetings are the first Monday of each month, with a potluck meal at noon. The next one is this coming Monday (Oct. 3).

Before the snow starts falling, why not gather a group together and come out to Botha ball diamond for a game. Phone Ken or Wendy at 403-742-8184 to reserve the diamond.

The Botha Hall is a great place to host special occasions. The hall has a new paint job inside and a great sound system. Phone Marsha Mailer at 403-742-2559 for reservations.

Just Posted

Ethel Williams gifted a donation for the Community Recreation Track resurfacing

The running track in Stettler is a legacy from the 1991 Alberta Summer Games

Annual Gord Bamford Foundation Charity Golf Classic returns

To date, the Gord Bamford Foundation has raised over $3.6 million

Maskwacis RCMP investigate deaths of two children

The RCMP can confirm that these children were siblings

Community mourns the deaths of two Maskwacis toddlers

Siblings found drowned on family’s property

Stettler dancers land amazing experiences in the ‘Big Apple’

Hailie Ripley and Elisa Collard will soon be jetting off to New York City

Feds lowered poverty line, reducing the number of seniors in need: documents

Liberals introduced a poverty line that was below the prior low-income cutoff

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate indecent act at By The Lake Park

Complaint said man exposed himself in Wetaskiwin

$900M settlement reached in class action on sexual misconduct in Canadian military

After facing criticism, the government moved to begin settlement proceedings in early 2018

Chiefs honour Indigenous leader wrongfully hanged in B.C. 154 years ago today

Chief Joe Alphonse says they want his remains returned to his homeland in B.C.’s Cariboo region

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate attempted armed robbery

Police seek information about alleged attack and identify suspect

Scrapie, a disease related to mad cow, found in two flocks of sheep in Alberta

Health Canada says there is no known link between scrapie and human health

Alberta oil and gas producer cleanup cost estimates set too low, says coalition

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. facing the largest bill at $11.9 billion to clean up 73,000 wells

Scheer on Trump: It’s ‘offensive’ to question the family background of critics

Trump is being called a racist for saying that the four congresswomen should go back where they came from

Instagram expands Canadian pilot removing ‘like’ counts to more countries

Social media giant plans to roll out the test in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Ireland

Most Read