Time running out for Munson cookbook recipes

What a nice lot of snow. I know not everyone likes the snow but it’s a good covering for the land and keeps it from drying out more than ever. Last summer, the sloughs and dugouts regained some of the water that has been lacking in the recent years, so maybe this snow cover will maintain that level. At least the temperature warmed a bit this week, making it much nicer to get around.

Many folks who are customers of Crop Production Services attended a customer appreciation evening in Trochu on Tuesday evening. All enjoyed a lovely roast beef and roast pork supper, followed by a magician who entertained. It was a very enjoyable evening.

Thursday, the Rumsey Drop-in hosted an after- Thanksgiving, before-Christmas dinner. The group that were able to attend enjoyed a delicious meal and the entertainment that followed. Steve Potter (guitar and singing), and his wife June on keyboard and Bill Werner on fiddle were joined by our own Jim Lavallee on base guitar and singing. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Drop-in will continue for another three weeks, on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. Maybe now is the time to start coming to the drop-in. Activities begin at 2 p.m. with coffee at 3 p.m.

Thanks to anyone who shovels the snow from the sidewalks around the drop-in. It is very much appreciated.

A medical report from Dave Newton and Gordie Dietrich: Dave is recuperating at home following his bout of broken bones after falling off a ladder some time ago. Still not too steady and a bit feeling insecure on the snow and ice, he is doing well. Gordie has had his shoulder surgery in Calgary and is now home recouping in front of the TV. He is unable to do hardly anything until he gets the ‘all clear’ from his doctor. It’s a good thing he has three big boys to shovel the snow. Keep up the good recovering, fellows.

Brenda Daly from Munson would like to have the recipes for the Munson cookbook before the end of the year so that the book can be assembled and printed for sale by July. This is when Munson plans their centennial celebration. Proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will go to the ‘new hall’ fund. Brenda’s number is 823-9371 if you have any questions.

Plans are in the offing for this year’s Christmas concert in the Rumsey Community Hall, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

Practice dates are; Dec. 12-2 p.m.; Dec. 17-7 p.m. in the hall. Plan to take part in this year’s concert. Anyone with talent to share on the night of the concert is more than welcome to do so. We have a lot of talent in this area, so think about it.

Contact Sandy McNaughton 368-2172 if you have any questions. For anyone who is new to the community, please be advised to bring your child’s gift to the kitchen area of the hall the night of the concert and clearly mark it with their name and age group. These gifts go into Santa’s bag to be ready for him when he arrives at the closing of the concert. Ladies are asked to bring lunch.

The next service in the Morrin United Church will be Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Mervyn and Marilyn Penfound will be in attendance. There will be ‘holy communion’ served. Following the service, there will be a pot-luck dinner to celebrate the Christmas season with the Penfounds. Plan to attend.

Sunday, Dec.19 will be the Christmas service with Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter, again at 10:30 a.m. Following the service there will be a potluck dinner to celebrate the Christmas season with the Hunters.

Brown bags and white gifts can be brought to the service on Dec. 5, and they will be delivered to the Salvation Army in Drumheller before they make up their Christmas gifts hampers.

Remember to attend the annual meeting of the Rumsey Ag. Society on Tuesday Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Agri-Plex. Everyone is invited to come and hear the year end reports of our very efficient ag. society board.

The ag. society is planning a New Year’s Eve celebration in the community hall. There will be a live band, “Bill Cole” of Drumheller, who presents country and some rock. Cocktails are set for 8 p.m. with the entertainment at 9. Contact Rhonda 368-2220, Gwen 368-2169 home or at work 772-3773 if you have any questions.

The last Saturday of the month is Dec. 25, and there will be no pizza night held in Rowley that evening. Tell your friends.

Get well wishes to all the folks who were unable to attend the “Heart to Heart” banquet at the Drumheller Inn on Saturday, Nov. 27. We were small in numbers but thoroughly enjoyed the music of Bert Hoy and his group of ‘Badlanders’.

Big Valley Elks’ turkey Bingo is on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.