Monday, Oct. 19 was the day of the October birthday party at St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu. Lois Kiemele and her helpers hosted the party and served delicious chocolate cake to everyone following the entertainment. Marion Stiekle and her group from Three Hills were on hand to play music for everyone to enjoy. Their story teller of the group was not able to come that day, so, we didn’t have any good stories.
There were four birthday people this month. Helen Ainslie, Elsie Greig, Muriel Stephenson, and Albert Cooper.
The next birthday party at the lodge will be Monday, Nov. 16 when Dariel McNaughton will be the hostess and Ray Duft and his partner Bob Smith will be on hand to play music and sing for us.
The Rumsey drop-in will be having their Christmas dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 16 with entertainment following the pot-luck meal.Tell all your friends and plan to attend.
This whole week was wet and windy so harvesting for those who are not done yet were held up again. Sunday, Oct.25, there were some combines going in the area but I have no report on what they were combining or what the moisture test was. It would be very nice if the weather would stay nice long enough for everyone to get finished. There is no peace of mind when part of your crop (your year’s work) is out in the snow.
Maybe you would like to start coming to drop-in on Wednesdays. We play a couple of games of bingo and then have refreshments. We all take turns bring something for coffee break, then sometimes there is a shuffleboard game going on or a card game, whatever anyone would like to do. Donations to go to buy the insulation for the drop-in are very gratefully received. Installation is in the plans in the very near future. Anyone who would like to help put it in can contact Ernie Goddard. Your help would be gratefully accepted.
Hockey games, curling games soon, card games and bingos are keeping the community busy. The boys are putting the ice in the agri-plex this week so it won’t be long before curling starts.
Ladies’ curling will be on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m., so, if you would like to curl, get in touch with Gwen Hampton, 368-2169 or Tammy Webster 876-2778. Once the ice is installed, there is curling nearly every night of the week.
Monday, Oct. 26 was the first meeting of the new season for the Rumsey-Rowley 4-H Beef Club, so if you missed it, get in touch with Stephany Richmond or call me and I will put you on the right track to someone.
Only two more weeks to get you shoebox filled with articles to go to Samaritan’s Purse. Vi Aidie will be at the fall supper in Rumsey, Saturday November 7th and will take the boxes to Drumheller where they will be collected at the Anglican Church. If you so desire, a monetary gift is most appreciated to go towards postage and freight.
Yes, the fall supper is set for Saturday, Nov. 7 from 5 p.m. This is a great evening as families gather together for the weekend to attend the supper.
Jean Primrose and I attended the bridal shower in the Morrin Community Hall for Andrea Moe. She is to be married in December to Chris Sereda, who is the grandson of Jeanette Dietrich, who lived here in the district for a lot of years. Chris’ mother is Darlene (Dietrich) Sereda who, along with her siblings was born and raised here in the Rumsey area.
Looking forward, beyond the fall supper, folks can either go to Trochu or BigValley on Saturday, Nov. 14.
In Trochu, St. Mary’s Health Care Center board are sponsoring “Stratus”, which is a comedy musical presentation. This evening also includes supper. Tickets are available from Dariel McNaughton, 368-2120 or Pat Holowath, 368-2344.
The next church service in Morrin will be Sunday, Nov. 8 when the Morrin Bethany Lutheran Church and the Morrin United Church join together for a Remembrance Day Service in the Morrin Community hall. Service will begin at 10:30 a,m. and will be led by Rev. Mervyn Penfound and Pastor Skip MacArthur. There will be a lunch following the graveside ceremoony of laying the wreath.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, there will be no drop-in that day as everyone is invited to come to the Remembrance Day service at 11 a.m. and stay for refreshments.