Remembrance Day events set for early November

Marie Jensen’s estate auction sale is not the 20th, but rather this Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Morrin Community Hall.

Marie Jensen’s estate auction sale is not the 20th, but rather this Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Morrin Community Hall.

Last Monday, Oct. 15, Lois Kiemele and her helpers host the monthly birthday party at St.Mary’s Health Care Centre in Trochu. Ray Duft, with his musical helpers, supplied the music for everyone’s enjoyment. There was five birthdays this month — Helen Ainslie, Elsie Greg, Lou Frere, Muriel Stephensen and Paul Gelinas.

The month of November birthdays will be host by Elaine Wiesse. Marion Stiekel and her group of musicians from Three Hills will be on hand to make music for all.

Congratulations to one of the new homeowners, Nellis Foesier. Nellis bought a house in Drumheller and has now moved in. He has been working for a few years at Highway 9 in Drumheller and driving from the farm into town. He’s much closer now.

Word has been received of the passing of Helen Lamb of Calgary. Helen is the daughter of Homer Lamb and sister to Leona Marshall. Her funeral was planned for the Rowley Heritage United Church on Monday, with interment in the Rowley cemetery.

The Rumsey-Rowley 4- H Beef club held a re-organizational meeting in the Rumsey AgriPlex on Monday. If you have any questions, call 368-3733. Leo Johnson is the head leader this year.

This past Sunday was the day for services in the Morrin United Church when Jerry and Judy. The first Sunday of November, the 4th, there will be a Remembrance Day service in the Morrin Community Hall, at which time the Morrin Bethany Lutheran church and the Morrin United Church combine together to “Remember.”

Pastor Skip MacArthur and Rev. Mervyn Penfound will share the service. The start time is 10:30 a.m.

Last Tuesday, neighbours went over to Helen Steen’s house for afternoon tea. Sunday, Oct. 14, was her 85th birthday. Family gathered around over the weekend to do some celebrating.

Congratulations to another couple who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend. Mick and Marge Chambers of Morrin celebrated with family and friends at suppertime in the Morrin Community Hall on Saturday, Oct. 20, prior to dancing to the swinging music of the Bixbys from Drumheller.

Again, the date of the annual fall supper in Rumsey is Saturday, Nov. 4. Each year, this supper is the first Saturday in November. This year, there will music for dancing following the supper meal. “The Freres” is the name of the music.

Last Friday evening, at the new community centre in Drumheller, the Duke of Edinburgh awards were presented. The students receiving them included Jonathon Kiemele, Evan Hampton, Kailyn Wolf, Ryan Lawerance, Lowell Nelson and Bradley Nelson. Congratulations to all the winners of such a prestigious award.

Also last Friday, family and friends gathered at the Sundre Elks Hall to do a “Celebration of Life” for Gwen and Dale Fletcher of Sundre. Dale passed away Oct. 10, 2011, and Gwen passed away barely one year later, Oct. 19, 2012. The Fletchers moved to Sundre in 1969. They have three children, Randy and Denise of Cochrane, Brenda and Bob Johnston of Sundre, and Tom from Sherwood Park and three grandchildren and three greats. Arlene Hautzinger was the hostess for the service. Gwen had one sister, Donna, and Jim Hale of Rimbey. These two girls are the daughters of Flossie and Ernest McNaughton, who lived in the Rumsey area for many years.

Over the weekend, Lorraine and Gerald Foesier had a surprise visit from their son Jeremy from Fort McMurray and Nancy and Simon from Edmonton. While here, they were able to take in the steak and lobster night in Rowley. Bad weather that day took its toll on attendance, but the event was sold out anyway.

On Sunday, Nov. 11, there will be a Remembrance Day service at 11 a.m. at the Rumsey Drop-In Centre, with refreshments to follow. The drop-in building, at one time, was the Rumsey Legion Hall.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Morrin Lions Club has planned a pancake breakfast in the community hall from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will be going to the Morrin Library. There will be a Diabetes Awareness station set up at the event.

Remember to get your tickets to “The Chevelles,” a group coming into Rumsey for an evening of entertainment sponsored by the Morrin Figure Skating Club. Call Sandy at 368-2172 for tickets and more information.

This Saturday night, there will be a concert at the Drumheller Knox United Church, beginning at 7 p.m. A group of three men, “The Tenors,” will be singing. Everyone is welcome and there will be a goodwill offering.

Big Valley Christmas Craft sale is Saturday, Nov. 17.

Curling season is here and super league will be starting soon. Games on Friday nights are at 7 and 9 o’clock. For spectators, it’s good curling to watch.

Open-league curling will begin the first part of November and anyone wanting to curl this winter is asked to call Ken MacFarlane at 368-2128 to get on a team. There will be three different nights of curling; men’s, women’s and mixed teams.