Prepare for the Rumsey ball tournament

Ernie and I were away for a week taking in the Ponoka Stampede. We camped there and joined the many friends that we have made over the past years. The rodeo is one of the best in the province and really enjoyable.

While waiting in line for a breakfast one morning, I was talking to a lady who used to live in Munson. Her name is Iva Besler and she wished to be remembered to all of her old neighbours. She asked about all of you and I was able to bring her up to date on some. She now lives in Calgary with her new husband.

For anyone who enjoys rodeo, it was thrilling to see the races each night, and watch the $50,000 dash for cash won this year by Obrey Motowylo.

Monday, July 20 is the date of the next birthday party at St. Mary’s. Pat Holowath will be the hostess for this month so come on out and lend a hand.

The weekend of July 17-19 is the Rumsey ball tournament, so mark your calendar for a camping weekend.

While we were away to Ponoka for the week, Ken and Sharon travelled to Vancouver and Victoria to attend a 50th wedding anniversary of the Lifesos’ old neighbours in Sheward Park. They returned home for a few days, then went off to Edmonton to check up on Sharon’s Dad, who had heart surgery a month ago and is in the university hospital. Prayers for him as he has been a very sick man but is on the way back to health now.

It was sure nice to see John Griffith out and about to the 4-H banquet and awards night, June 23, after his stay in Drumheller hospital.

The Morrin Bethany Lutheran Church is holding their annual summer vacation Bible school, beginning Monday July 20 until 23. The program this year is “Crocodile Dock”, the day goes from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and all ages three and up are welcome. More volunteers are needed for these four days so if you could help, call 772-2293 or 772-3864. There will be Bible stories, games, lots of singing, and snacks provided. Sounds like a fun time now that formal school is out.

Give me a call and let me know of your summer activities as others from outside the district like to keep up.