Makeover puts library on the shelf

The popular 1,2,3 SING WITH ME is back, running each Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. beginning today.

The popular 1,2,3 SING WITH ME is back, running each Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. beginning today. Come out to the Big Valley School library for songs, stories, snacks and more, Call Carly 403-876-2488 for more information.

There were 11 people out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday. First went to Gladys Groat, second to Teresa Greig, and third to Stan Nattestad. This week, the booby went to Caroline Pound, who was also the lucky draw winner. The 50/50 draw went to Ken.

There were 18 people at the hall board Bingo last week. Once again, the progressive jackpot was not won, with the consolation going to Joe Schell. Next week, the jackpot is at $188 and building. The bonanza winner was Carol Wilkenson, with the consolation going to Ron Milton. The loonie pot is at $25. The next Bingo will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Eight players came out for crib at the Drop-In Centre this past Sunday. First went to Donna Clark, second to Dave Garstad, and third was a tie between Jim Paul and Ron Milton. This week, the booby went to Ed Whiteside.

The work has begun! The first stage of the Big Valley Municipal Library makeover begins this week. The mobile bookcases arrived on Tuesday. As a consequence, the library is closed this week, as books are shifted, floors are scrubbed and paint is applied.

We look forward to reopening our doors next Tuesday, with a fresh look and a large selection of new books on our new shelves. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary disruption in service might have caused our patrons. For further information, call 403-876-2642.

The Big Valley Children’s Christmas Party committee would like to thank the following for their support in making the 2012 party a huge success: Alberta Prairie Steam Tours, Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd., Big Valley Community Hall, Big Valley Drop-In Centre, Big Valley Elks, Big Valley Historical Society, Big Valley Rodeo Association, Big Valley Royal Canadian Legion, Big Valley Royal Purple, Bill’s Catering, County Of Stettler No. 6, Encana, Pengrowth Corporation, Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc., RM Oilfield Construction Ltd., Tervita, Village Of Big Valley FCSS, Stettler Independent, Dan Clark and Jim Paul.

Special thanks to ROSCO (the clown) and Santa for stopping by, to Brenda Meyer for the great pictures and to our elves, Telly, Jordan, Chad and Kelsey.