If March comes in like a lamb, does it go out like a lion? Maybe, we will see this year as it surely did come in like a lamb. It’s not often that we see water running the first part of March. The warm spring like weather continued all week and was appreciated by all especially the ranchers who are calving out their cows now.
Sunday evening, in the Rumsey Agri-plex, a meeting of the STARS committee of the Rumsey Ag. Society was held. Plans are well under way for this years STARS ride, Sunday Aug. 8. The format of the day will be very similiar to previous years but due to lack of help, there will be no silent auction. There will be a quilt raffle and poker rally etc. So mark your calendar for that day. The next meeting of the STARS committee will be Monday March 29th,at 7:30 p.m. in the Agri-plex.
Monday and Tuesday, March 1 and 2, the junior curling program in Rumsey held a bonspiel. There were ten teams entered and the winners were: First division, Carson Hodge with his team of Quin Nelson, Jana Kiemele, and Whyle Avramenko. Winning the second division was the team of Mathew McNaughton, Shelby Couturier, Shane Telford, and Tainia Avramenko.
Parents of the curlers manned the concession and everyone had a good time. During the ‘spiel, curlers had a “So You Think You’re Tough” competition, which is similar to drawing to the button. The winner of this contest was Garrett Holowath for the seniors, Shelby Primrose in the intermediates and Shane Telford for the juniors.
There are 36 members in the junior curling program this year, which includes one young man from Dalum. He travels to Rumsey each Tuesday to take part in the program. Coaches for this program are Brooks Watts, Lorna Hodge,Sherry Griffith, Melanie Nelson and Betty Primrose. Hats off to all the curlers and to the coaches who take time to teach the art of curling. (Many of these junior curlers take part in the regular curling draws on Thursday nights when there is league curling at the rink and also enter in the curling bonpsiels that are held during the winter.)
The annual mixed bonspiel is scheduled for the week of March 8-13, so it will be well under way by the time this paper is printed. Remember the oyster supper is Thursday night at the rink and the banquet will be on Saturday night.
Sunday, March 7, following the Morrin United Church service, the 2009 annual meeting was held. Rev. Mervyn and Marilyn Penfound led the service and attended the meeting as representatives from Coronation Presbytery. When the business at hand had been dealt with, everyone enjoyed lunch and fellowship.
The next United Church service will be Sunday, March 21 when Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter will be in attendance.
Sunday afternoon, many folks enjoyed the Morrin Figure Skating Carnival. The theme was “The Olympics, 2010 Morrin” Many of the members of this skating club are from Rumsey. Eveyone did a fine job of the production.The names of the skaters are; Mesha Olson, who is nine years old and sang the national anthem.
Julie Primrose, Kory Bremmer, Karli Gogol, Samantha Richmond, Taylor Jackson, Megan Cuncannon, Katie Primrose, Shelby Primrose, Tana-Rae Halfkenny, Quinn Nelson, Karson Gridley, Kyra Gridley, Lexi Cullum, Madeline Cuncannon, Haley Miller-Brown, Amanda Holowath, Nichole Wolf, Charle Graham, Taylor Macfarlane, abscent with injuries was Clarke Wilton,Megan McNaughton, McKenzie Olson, Brya Woodford, Cody Hodge, Charkese Gridley, and Brighton Watts.
Christy Hambly and Jackie Watts were the main coaches but had a lot of help from Betty Primrose and Rob Mulaney. Most of the senior skaters help out throughout the year as program assistants. All are to be commended and thanks for another great afternoon of skating.