Talented singers from Rumsey called upon to join the Christmas concert choir

Rumsey ladies that volunteer at St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu received a nice Christmas card from Faith Henkel, the activities coordinator. The caption reads ‘God bless you with the gentle spirit Christmas brings and all the season’s things. I am so grateful for your continual support to the residents of St. Mary’s. We all enjoy the food and fun you bring to the birthday parties’ Christmas Blessings.

The December birthday party will be held Monday, Dec. 20 when Linda Helmer and her helpers will be hosting the party. Plan to join in the fun of the Christmas season by bringing joy to others. The party starts at 2 p.m.

There will be no pizza night in Rowley in December as the last Saturday of this month is Christmas Day.

The Rumsey Christmas community concert will be held in the Rumsey Community Hall, Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Practice times are Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Contact Sandy McNaughton if you have any questions, 368-2172.

Anyone who has talent is encouraged to add to the concert and join with the children to help make the Christmas season bright. At least this year, we will have a white Christmas no doubt.

If you have children in your family, bring their gifts to the kitchen area of the hall to be added to Santa’s bag as he arrives following the concert. Please mark your child’s name and age on the parcel for sorting. Ladies are asked to please bring lunch.

Get well wishes to Marie Hampton as she has had to spend some time in the hospital following a fall.

Best wishes to Ken Couturier, who has had a bout of things heart related but finally following yet another heart attack, went into Calgary where he received a ‘stint’. Ken is home again now and doing well and ready to give Santa a run for his money.

The last church service for the year in the Morrin United Church will be Sunday, Dec. 19, when the Hunters will be there. Following the service there will be a Christmas potluck dinner to celebrate the season with them. Everyone is welcome. If anyone missed bringing their white gifts or brown bag gifts, they may do so on that day.

The Morrin School concert was held on Thursday, Dec. 9, and was very well done. The students from grades K to 6 presented “Santa’s Online Adventure” which entailed a presentation in song and history of certain Christmas carols. It was most enjoyable.

Friday, Dec. 17, the Morrin Bethany Lutheran Church will be presenting their Christmas cantata in the Morrin Community Hall at 7 p.m. This is not to be missed. They will be doing the same presentation in Drumheller on Saturday and Sunday.

Several folks from the area attended the Elks turkey Bingo in Big Valley on Dec. 8 but again my name was not on the list of winners. Jamie Foesier, Nellis Foesier, Marily Kopjar were on the list just to name a couple from this area.

Congratulations to Sara and Cory Burnett on the birth of their baby boy, Carter Jonathon, born in Drumheller hospital, Nov. 29. Great-grandma Margaret says, he’s just beautiful. Proud grandparents are Shirley and Lindsay Burnett and Gordie and Susan Avramenko of Mellville, SK.

When planning your social events over the holidays, consider coming to Rumsey on New Year’s Eve. There will be a live band, “Bill Cole” of Drumheller, who play country and rock. Cocktails are at 8 p.m. with entertainment at 9. For more information, call Rhonda 368-2220, or Gwen 368-2169.

Christmas Eve, Santa from the Rumsey Fire Dept. travels throughout the district to deliver candy bags to pre-schoolers in the area. He visits and spends time with each family so if you have any little ones who are going to be at your house Christmas Eve, call Lance Kiemele and get on the list for visits. This also includes visiting friends or grandchildren.

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