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A couple of “new things” have occurred in the Botha area lately

Parents are reminded to make sure your children are ready for winter and dressed accordingly when they head to school. With Alberta winters, you never know when the weather is going to change.

A couple of “new things” have occurred in the Botha area lately. The first change is carpet bowling has been moved from 1:30 p.m. to 1 p.m each Wednesday. It will still be held at the Botha Senior Centre each week.

The second change happening is floor curling, which used to be held at 7 p.m. every Thursday. The committee has changed it to each Thursday at 1 p.m. It is still held at the Botha Senior Centre.

With the Botha church, the congregation will have their annual meeting after the Jan. 27 church service. Hopefully, everyone can join them at this meeting.

The Botha village office will be closed for another week until the morning of Thursday, Jan. 24. We hope this doesn’t cause any inconvenience for anyone. With Old Man Winter still here, if you have an emergency, the contact numbers for snow removal are posted on the door and in the window of the village office.

The arena has been flooded and is now open for public enjoyment. The hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, unless the weather is too warm. To purchase a yearly pass or to pay for one ice-time only, contact Lorraine Hankins at 403-742-1155. If you have questions or would like to be on the board, contact Lorraine at

Just a reminder to everyone that as soon as the village office opens, it’s another opportunity to purchase your dog tags for the new year. Starting Feb. 1, the prices for the licences go up appreciably, so you’re advised to get out now to purchase the tags.

Everyone had a fun and relaxing time, at the first Bingo evening of 2013, which happened last Tuesday. Congratulations to all the winners for the evening. The next Bingo evening will be held Jan. 22, starting at 7:15 p.m. and held at the Botha Senior Centre.

Coffee hour continues at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Botha Senior Centre.

The next old-time dance is scheduled for Jan. 27, starting at 1:30 p.m.