The 4-H banquet was held this past Friday, June 19 with great success. I have one correction to make from my reporting of the show. In the seniors grooming results, Garrett Holowath won first and Mickey Johnson won second. At the banquet, the awards for the record books were handing out with Lowell Nelson winning seniors, Amanda Holowath winning Intermediates and Ryley Mappin winning Juniors. With the Heifers record books, Amanda Holowath swept that category with a solid win. In Efficiency and Judging, Lowell Nelson won Seniors, Intermediates was won by Amanda Holowath and Ryley Mappin won Juniors. Best home grown Calf was won by Brett Holowath and Rate of gain was Joel Howard. Well done to all our 4-H kids because I know that all the kids did really well and just as some are receiving awards doesn’t mean that each and every calf wasn’t just a close contender.
In baseball and fastball this spring, the kids are wrapping up their season with the coach pitch kids and mixed Peewee teams having their wind-up on this Wednesday night where, I have heard, that they will be challenging their parents to a game. This game might be the funnest yet, so if you are in town this evening check out the diamonds up at the Ag Grounds. All of the Bantam games will be away games now until the end of the season.
The Morrin graduating class is rushing to get their final preparations ready for Grad night this coming Friday, June 26. They will be having a formal supper at the Rumsey Hall so if you see the huge crowd up there with fancy dress that is why. Perhaps you can even catch a glimpse of the beautiful young people all dressed up in their finest. They then travel to Morrin school for the graduation ceremonies starting at 8 p.m. This is open to the general public if you would like to attend. We have a real baby boom of graduates this year with Daniel McNaughton, Lowell Nelson, Jonathon Kiemele, Garrett Holowath, Kody Kopjar. Evan Hampton, Jorden Ferguson, Jessica Wolf, Caitlyn Wolf graduating from Rumsey and area plus Chylan Peelar, Derek Hollands, Ryan Lawrence, Connor O’Brien and Travis Telford to complete the class. That is a total of 14 graduates for the class of 2015. Wonderful and well done to all the kids. May your futures be bright and successful.
Gwen Hampton is home again after a short stint in the hospital where she had a bit of breathing issues. You will see her with an oxygen tank for now, but she is hoping to shed that quickly as the doctors uncover what is causing the shortness of breath. So glad you are home and able to attend Evan’s grad and I have heard that Evan and Levi did very well with the awards night recently, looks like those genetics are showing through.
The June’s Birthday Club hostess Pat Holowath was happy to celebrate the birthdays of Earla Campbell, Adeline Guymup and Glenna Boulton from Extended Care and from the Lodge, Beryl Gelinas. Next months hostess will be Kendra Kiemele on the 20th of July. Thanks to all the volunteers who do this faithfully every month.
See if you can stump someone with this joke:
A strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of Morris, one of the older workers.
After several minutes, Morris had had enough. “Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is?” he said: “I will bet a week’s wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won’t be able to wheel back.”
“You’re on, old man,” the braggart replied: “It’s a bet! Let’s see what you got.”
Morris reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, “All right. Get in.”
Have a great week