I am deeply saddened to report the passing of my dear Mom-in-law, Helen Steen. She was a great lady who loved her children, her gardens, her husband, her extended family and community. She will be missed everywhere she had a connection for her smile and good humour and generous spirit. Her funeral will be held at the Rumsey Community Hall on Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m.
The Birthday Club over at St. Mary’s Lodge in Trochu was held on May 11 and hosted by Pat Hatt. There were many who came to enjoy her delicious treats and sing Happy Birthday to the four birthday guests. In Extended Care, Clarence Brosseau celebrated his birthday; in the Lodge, Elsie Elvin, Pete Frere and Ted Wilkinson all celebrated their birthdays. Next month, the birthday party will be held on June 15 with Pat Holowath hosting, so join in if you have the time.
The 4-H Beef club would like to send out a big thank you for the community support they received when they did their bottle and battery drive. It was a very successful fundraiser once again. The show and sale will be held on June 1 in Delia at the arena. The show will start at 10 a.m. with the heifers and noon with the steers.
We have four local boys experiencing the thrills of playing provincial ball this year as they have decided to play with a team in Hanna called the Legends. Evan Hampton, Tyler Ferguson, Brett Holowath and Garrett Holowath have traveled to Calgary last weekend with their team to compete, they lost two and won one there, but will head back down there again on May 30 to try it again. Good luck to you!
It is graduation month with lots of young people celebrating their last year of formal training. We have quite a few from the area that are graduating this year from Morrin High School on June 26. There is Jonathan Kiemele, Garrett Holowath, Evan Hampton, Dan McNaughton, Lowell Nelson, Ryan Lawrence, Jorden Ferguson, Caitlyn Wolf, Jessica Wolf, Travis Telford, Connor o’Brien, Derek Hollands, Kody Kopjar, and Chylan Peelar. Please let me know if there is someone close to you that is graduating and you would like to share the news with the community.
I am happy to report the arrival of someone new to our neighbourhood. Lee and Logan Kiemele had a baby girl this past Wednesday, May 13. Brinn Lereen (a combination of both Gramma’s names) Kiemele weighed in at 8lbs, 3 ounces. Mom and baby are doing well and I think Dad survived, as well. Now Taya will have a little sister to play with. Grandpa and grandma, Ron and Leone Kiemele and Lee’s mom, Maureen Olson from Erskine couldn’t be happier.
Linda Helmer would like to pass on the wonderful news of another addition to her family as well. Tammy (Helmer) Webster’s daughter, Rayanna and Brett Neilson had a baby girl, Adelaide Olivia, born on May 8, healthy and happy at 7 lbs, 12 ounces. Congratulations to everyone.
In case you missed the Garden Show news last week, Mary Newton is looking for Junior members, ages six to 12, who might be interested in growing their own Junior plot at home that will be judged along with the garden show entries in August. This consists of a plot of garden 12′ by 12′ with whatever plants you would like to grow in it. Call Mary Newton at 403-368-2121 if you would like to sign up. The Rumsey library’s photo contest will have a slight change to it this coming year as well. We will host the contest as usual, but will not be publishing a calendar (as it was proving to be too costly). We will incorporate the public to judge the entries and I will then frame and display all the winners and honorable mentions in the library where you will just have to stop by to see them. I will keep the categories the same this year, one photo entry for each month of the year; pictures must be of local area scenery, events and people; taken by local people within the last 5 years. It must be a 5X7 picture mounted on black or white background with minimum ½ inch border.
Have a good week.