Water puddles make life harder for farmers

Rumsey Record

Wind, wind and more wind; You would almost think we lived in southern Alberta. Today, Sunday, was a bit too much.

Some of the farmers are starting in the fields but there are lots of water puddles to farm around. Anyone seeding peas have most likely finished with those. The wind is drying, but when you disturb the ground a lot of dirt moves and makes for lots of dust.

Morrin United Church was held on Sunday, with Rev. Harold and Amy Hunter taking the service. The Hunters submitted their letter to discontinue coming to this church after the end of June. Since they live in Olds now, it is a long way to drive especially when the weather is so unsettled as it was most of the time this past winter. We have really enjoyed having them lead the services for us once a month but when a door closes, a window opens. Maybe we will go in a different direction. Rev. Mervyn and Marilyn Penfound of Stettler have agreed to serve the Morrin United Church for one Sunday a month, which we are very grateful for.

The next service will be the first Sunday of June, June 5. at 10 :30 a.m., when Rev. Mervyn and Marilyn will be there. This will be the last service before the summer break, so we will hold a pot-luck lunch after church (cold place suggested).

Saturday, May 14, Margaret Burnett of Drumheller celebrated her 90th birthday with a party at Pioneer Trail Center in Drumheller. A very large gathering of friends and family attended and a great time was had by all. Margaret’s son and family from BC were here and Allen was the MC for the program. Allen’s wife sang and the Pioneer Trails choir sang for everyone’s enjoyment. At his mother’s request, Allen played, “Robin’s Return” on the piano.

Several of us folks could not attend Margaret’s birthday as we were involved in the garage sale held in the agri-plex on Saturday. Sales began Friday evening and continued throughout most of the day on Saturday. The ladies of the drop-in had a bake table on Saturday and on Friday night sold raffle tickets on a beautiful Afghan that Lois Kiemele made and donated for the raffle.

The winner of this beautiful blanket was Cindy Krywcun. The draw was made by Amanda Holowath just prior to closing time of the sale on Saturday.

The ladies of the drop-in prepared a ‘chilli combo’ for the dinner hour on Saturday. We figure we served around 45 meals. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way, by baking, preparing food and just helping in general. The money raised from this sale will be added to the coffers that will go to paying off the furnaces. Thanks again everyone.

Wednesday, May 11, the members of the Rumsey Red Deer Garden Club held their first meeting of the new season. The 67th annual Garden Show will be Wednesday, Aug. 31, which is the last Wednesday of the month and the last day of August. Prize lists will soon be printed and available for distribution. Call Dianne McBride at 403-368-2436 if you have any questions.

The Rumsey club will be hosting the Canadian Glad Society’s provincial show at this garden show on August 31. During the supper hour, there will be a silent auction as well as the junior flower arranging competitions and supper from 5 to7 p.m.

Coming up ever so fast is the annual 4-H club show and sale to be held in Delia on Monday, June 6. The Rumsey club is the host club this year.

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