Time goes so fast any more. Already it is the middle of May. Farmers are busy trying to get the crops seeded but it is still pretty wet in some places.
Sunday, May 16, the Morrin United Church held their service at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter leading the service. Everyone enjoyed the time of fellowship and feasting following the service which is the norm for each Sunday that there is church. Services are held the first and third Sundays of the month. The next Sunday service is on June 6, when there will be a potluck dinner for the last time Penfounds will be here prior to the summer break. On the third Sunday in June, there will be a potluck dinner following service to celebrate with the Hunters.
Thursday, May 13, Rev. Harold Hunter conducted the funeral service at the Drumheller Alliance Church for Jeanette Dietrich. The Dietrichs lived in the Rumsey district for many years prior to their retirement to Drumheller. While here, they farmed and raised their children. They were a very musical family and there was always fun to be had while visiting at their home. Jeanette was known for being able to whip up a meal out of thin air when visitors arrived. Deepest sympathy to all the family members.
On Friday, May 14, many folks from this area attended the funeral service in Big Valley for Jack Webster. Jack was very well known and a friend to many as the crowd that gathered in his honour proved. The Big Valley Jubilee Hall is a large building and friends filled it to capacity. Sympathies are extended to all the family.
While visiting with Norma Fraser of Big Valley, we learned that her mother, Betty Sinclair is now living in Stettler’s Willow Creek Lodge. Since their retirement many years ago, she had been living in Bashaw.
Saturday, May 1. the Rowley-Rumsey 4-H Beef club held their bi-annual battery and bottle drive. The club would like to express their thanks to the community for their continuing support to the club. These proceeds are designated to further construction on the rodeo grounds so that there will be a place for the 4-H field days etc.
Patty Steen runs the library two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so stop in sometime. The library has a lot to offer with a good line of books, internet access and much more.
Plans are well underway with the ag. society gearing up for the homecoming in July. Festivities will go all weekend and the parade will be on Saturday morning. Please let you family and friends know about this event. There will be more information to come and plans finalize.
Monday, June 7, the members of the beef club will be going to Delia to take part in the annual 4-H Show and Sale. The Rumsey club will be showing second, to gear your attendance accordingly. Plan to spend the day which begins with a pancake breakfast, competitions all day and then a delicious supper prior to the sale. This is a good place to buy your year’s supply of meat and fill the deep freeze.
Friday, June 11 is the date of the Morrin High School graduation. The banquet is to be held in Rumsey with the grand march at the school in Morrin.