Rumsey 4-H Beef Club raises $1.5K through battery and bottle drives

The club would like to thank all the donors who chose to clean out their yards for a good cause.

RUMSEY RECORD — I was looking back in last years’ columns and notice that it has been almost a year since the new history book was made available for everyone to buy. If you haven’t got a copy by now, make sure you stop in at the library or catch up to Mary Newton or Dariel McNaughton. And, I do mean “catch up” as those ladies are on the move all the time.

The weather finally seemed to take a turn to sunshine this weekend so the thoughts of seeding are definitely becoming more important. The Garden Club had their meeting last week and it was decided to keep the Children’s Garden Plots in the show plus add a special category of “Canada 150” arrangement to the book so you can plan your planting around these. The Rumsey Library will also continue to host the calendar photo contest so if you have a favourite photo that you would like to enter, you can drop it off at the library any time of the year. I would like the photo to be a “5 x 7” size as it helps the judges to visualize what the finished “8 x 10” picture in the calendar will look like. There is a category for every month of the year plus a cover picture so drop by every month with a great photo and I will happily store them for you until the contest.

The Rumsey 4-H Beef Club had a successful bottle and battery drive recently and would like to thank all the donors who chose to clean out their yards for a good cause. They raised almost $1,500 in bottles and the batteries haven’t been picked up yet but Kent figured they would have about the same amount as last year which was great. They hosted a regional judging day at the Rumsey Hall a couple of weekends ago when it snowed so much so they didn’t have the turn out that they had hoped for but the kids that did struggle through enjoyed the day and learned a lot to take with them.

The date of the Drumheller and District show and sale has been set for Monday, June 5. The show starts at 9 a.m. and the sale starts at 7 p.m. Also, remember the 100th celebration of the Drumheller and District 4-H on June 10 at Rowley starting at 2 p.m. It will be a fun day of activities up and down main street Rowley with a special guest, Blake Reed, joining the fun at 3 p.m.

There will be no minor ball happening at our local diamonds this spring as there are just not enough kids left in the community at this time. I know there are some babies and toddlers coming up but I don’t think they are quite ready to swing the bat yet. The men’s fastball team will continue on for another year. Their schedule will be posted up on the bulletin board at the Post Office but they don’t usually get started until after the long weekend in May. Hopefully the seeding will be winding down by then.

I know I have mentioned this before but just in case, the Fireman’s Mother’s day Breakfast will be May 14 from 9 to 11 a.m., don’t miss it.

Here’s a couple of quotes for Mothers Day:

When punishing your kids, don’t take away their electronics. Just take their charger and watch the fear in their eyes as they use it less and less while the battery slowly dies.

Moms are better than any CSI. They know you did it, how you did it, who you did it with, and they can hear you trying to hide the evidence.