RUMSEY RECORD — Calving season is in full swing here at our farm as I see it is at many farms in the community. Lots of baby calves bouncing around the fields enjoying the sunshine. I hope everyone is enjoying good luck; keep up the good work, people, and enjoy a safe calving season. I didn’t realize that last week was Farm Safety Week and one of the most common causes of accidents are those old habits of doing a chore or operation day in and day out that becomes so routine that we don’t realize that it is really putting us at risk. Maybe we need to take a look at how we do some of those monotonous chores and see if some changes can be made that will make us and the people around us a little safer.
First thing I have to mention is that I need to apologize to Tracey and Carver Johnson, their daughter Larissa and her beloved, Jason. Their wonderful new baby boy’s name is Grant Allen Emmons not Emmeson. Thanks for letting me know so I can fix it. Mom, Dad and the baby are all doing well and enjoying their new life together in Stettler.
On April 8, the Morrin Lions are inviting the public to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a club. They have booked the musical duo “The Great Plains” aka Saskia and Darrel. They will entertain the crowd with folk, celtic and country music followed by some treats and fun! The whole family is invited to join in on the celebration. It will be held at the Morrin Hall. The Morrin Lions will also hold their annual Easter Ham Bingo on Wednesday, April 12 so add that to your calendars.
The Rumsey Ag Society will be holding their Spring Fling on Saturday, April 15. Supper will start at 5 p.m. with a silent and live auction to follow as evening entertainment. Remember this is the Dessert Auction where the community ladies bring in those delightfully delectable dishes that are desired by a diverse group of discerning bidders. Come and join in on the fun.
At the College Curling Athletic Associations’ National finals held in Camrose this past weekend, we had two locals working hard to bring home the gold. Garrett Holowath was part of the Olds College Mens Broncs team, they didn’t make it into the medal rounds but they did receive the honour of the “Fair Play” (Best Sportsmanship) award from their fellow competitors. Congratulations to Garrett and his team. Katie Primrose and her team from Red Deer College Curling Queens qualified to go into the medal round and came home with gold. Congratulations ladies. They competed against Concordia team from Edmonton, who they had also competed against in Provincial competition, and it was a very close game as they were tied up coming home with the hammer. With the skills of her fellow curlers, Katie was fortunate enough to not have to throw her final rock to complete the win for Gold. Teams came from as far away as Ontario to compete so it was a great experience for our small town heros of the week! Well done, Garrett and Katie.
Here’s a giggle to share:
Bubba and Earl, were driving down the road drinking a couple of bottles of Bud.
The passenger, Bubba, said, “Lookey thar up ahead, Earl, it’s a police roadblock! We’re gonna get busted fer drinkin’ these here beers!!”
“Don’t worry, Bubba,” Earl said.
“We’ll just pull over and finish drinkin’ these beers, peel off the label and stick it on our foreheads, and throw the bottles under the seat.”
“What fer?” asked Bubba.
“Just let me do the talkin’, OK?” said Earl.
Well, they finished their beers, threw the empty bottles under the seat, and each put a label on their forehead.
When they reached the roadblock, the sheriff said, “You boys been drinkin’?”
“No sir,” Earl said. “We’re on the patch!”
Have a great week.