Harvesters have been singing into the night, ‘making hay while the sun shines’. The week has seen perfect harvest weather although there was frost two mornings at the beginning of the week. The sounds of the machines running and the smell of harvested grain in the air is a sure sign that it is harvest time and winter is just around the corner.
On Sept. 24, women will come together at the Strathmore Civic Center for the Wheatland Business conference 2009.The theme for the day is the ‘Power to Inculuence” with guest speakers Sue Jacquies and Ann Marsh. The conference focus promises to provide strategies for active participants to gain skills to grow their sphere of influence. The conference has been geared to appeal to women of all walks of life-business owners, rural women, say at home mom For more details see the Wheatland Business Women’s website at www.businesswomen.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Shirra at 403-901-4457.
Church services in the Morrin United Church plan to resume Sunday, Sept. 20 when Rev. Mervyn Penfound will be taking the service. The time is 10:30 a.m., so plan to join in. We always have a time of fellowship following the service.
Drop-in is held every Wednesday in the afternoon. We play a few games of bingo and then have coffee and treats and of course lots of laughing. Bring your humour and come in for coffee.
The next birthday party at St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu is Monday, Sept. 21. Ever since the Rumsey Ladies started hosting the birthday parties of the month, Laura Pennock has taken her turn right along with the rest of us. Laura has moved to Trochu now and has just had her 88th birthday. Her sister Linda is taking over hosting the September party.
Laura celebrated her birthday this year with her family on Sunday, Sept. 6 and then on Sept. 8, which is the day of her birthday, several of her ‘Rumsey’ friends enjoyed having coffee with her at her new home and later taking her out for lunch. Her busy schedule continued into the afternoon when she celebrated at the Trochu drop-in center. As always, she is a very active lady and doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet. Congratulations, Laura.
Just a note of something interesting: I got a gallon jug of milk recently about the week prior to Aug. 31 which was the expiry date on the jug. That peculiar jug of milk lasted until Saturday, Sept. 12 and was still sweet and palatable. That must be one of the wonders of the world.
Sympathy to the Courturier families as their mother, grandmother, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12 in Drumheller hospital. Arrangements have not been made as yet.