By now, most of you folks know why there was no news from Rumsey last week. It was because Ernie and I were at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton. We took in all the preformances except the one on Saturday afternoon, when we were visiting relatives instead. During our stay in the city, we were in company of our friend Wendell from Sunset House, so we had a really good time. No, we did not get run over when the bull jumped the fence as we were on the other end of the complex. This is the first time something of this nature has happened in over 37 years of the CFR. Our prayers are with the lady that was hurt. The pickup men were certainly to be commended for their quick thinking and actions.
Wow, did winter ever come calling with all alarms? It has snowed all week, beginning on the night of Nov. 15 and up to now there is a lot of snow. Our son commented that skidooing is better than it’s been for several winters and it’s only into its first week of snowfall.
Monday, Nov. 15, the ladies from the district went to St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu to host the birthday party of the month. Elaine Wiesse, along with her group of helpers served a very delicious birthday cake. There was only one birthday person this month, Maria Fegan. Ray Duft and Bob Smith were on hand to supply musical entertainment for everyone to enjoy. It was very nice that Bob could come and play his accordion. He is not a very young man and has had a lot of health issues this past summer. Good to see you out and about again, Bob.
The December birthday party will be held Monday, Dec.13, when Linda Helmer will be the hostess. Plan to attend and enjoy some Christmas fun. Each month, the person having a birthday that month receives a small useful gift. These gifts are funded by the Rumsey Ag.Society and we are most grateful for their support.
Super League curling has begun in the Rumsey curling rink and is well under way with eight rinks entered. This will be held each week until the last weekend before Christmas when the finals will be held. If you want to watch some good curling, come to the rink. The square draws are also well under way.
The date for the Rumsey Christmas concert has not been set as yet, but watch for the date as this is a very special evening in the community.
Thursday, Nov. 25, the Rumsey drop-in are holding their late Thanksgiving/early Christmas dinner at noon at the drop-in. Please consider this your invitation to enjoy an early turkey dinner.
Nov. 11, nearly 40 people attended the Remembrance Day services at the Rumsey drop-in. Following the laying of the wreath, everyone enjoyed lunch and fellowship. Floyd Anderson of Drumheller and his two sons, Ken and Frank laid the wreath.
Big Valley Elks turkey Bingo will be held in Rumsey, Wed. Dec. 1.
Saturday, Nov. 20, “The Chevelles” out of Lethbridge came to town. Sponsored by the Morrin Figure Skating club, the evening was well attended and very much enjoyed. Positive comments were heard throughout the next day.
Saturday, Nov. 20 was the Christmas Craft Sale in Big Valley, giving folks a chance to get a heads up on Christmas shopping. Sunday, Nov. 21 the Morrin Christmas Craft sale was held. Many folks from the area attended both these sales. There is certainly a lot of talented people in the area. Such nice articles on display and for sale.
Church service was held in the Morrin United Church on Sunday with Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter attending. Although the weather was very overcast and cold, those who attended enjoyed the service and the fellowship and lunch which followed. The schedule for the services in the near future are: Sunday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mervyn and Marilyn Penfound, and then on Sunday, Dec. 19, the Christmas service will be held, and Rev. Harold and Amy will be there.
Hunting season has been in full swing in this area since the first of the month, but haven’t heard any reports of tags being filled.
Anyone wishing to be part of the good wishes for Pat and Fred Holowath as they plan to move to their new home in Trochu soon, can contact Linda Helmer or Dianna McBride if you haven’t already done so. I think maybe Pat and Fred are waiting for warmer weather,( maybe.)
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 7 for the annual meeting of the Rumsey Ag. Society. This meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to anyone who would care to attend and hear the yearend reports.