We are quite a busy community

Tuesday, July 7, the STARS committee of the Rumsey Ag. Society held a meeting in the lobby of the Agriplex, the Rumsey Ag. Society held their meeting in the lounge of the Agriplex and the Rumsey Fire Dept. held their regular meeting in the fire hall. Now that’s what I call a busy community.

Members of the Ag. Society were busy planning the ball tournament which will be held July 17-19.

The STARS committee was planning the 20th annual trail ride for STARS to be held Sunday, August 9 at the TL bar ranch on the Red Deer river, east of Trochu, on Highway 585.

The rain that fell this week was certainly welcomed, a little late but surely welcomed.

I would like to thank everyone for their concerns and phone calls the next day asking about my poor head as I banged it a good one when a chair collapsed for me during the refreshment time after the shower. I’m fine but I didn’t know there were so many places to hurt. Must be a sign of old age. Nooooooo!

The Morrin Bethany Lutheran church are having their vacation Bible school on July 20-23, daily from 9 to 11:30 a.m. There will be snack provided and there will lots of fun with bible stories, games, and lots of singing. Leaders are needed for this school so if you can spare the time, call 772-2293 or 772-3864.Your volunteerism would be very rewarding.

Best wishes from the community to Chris Warner and Raeanne Halfkenny as they plan their wedding for Saturday July 18th.

Get well wishes to Gerry Schenert as he continue his stay in Edmonton hospital.

Best wishes also to Abbie McNaughton as she spends time in Drumheller hospital.

Ken and Sharon Goddard were in Edmonton last weekend to visit her Dad, Elgin Lifeso who is a patient in the University Hospital there. His condition is improving but he has a very long way to go yet.

Leonard Steen is a patient in Red Deer hospital having had surgery. Reports are that he is doing well and hopes to be home again real soon..

A reminder of the 100th anniversary celebrations for St, Mary’s in Trochu, coming up on Aug.15. There will be open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at the community hall in Trochu and at 6 p.m. there will be a catered supper. Call Dariel McNaughton at 403 368-2120 for tickets or more information.

Congratulations to the Richmond Family on winning the Farm Family Award at the Calgary Stampede. Members of the family went into Calgary early this week to accept their award.

Each year the Bank of Montreal honours nominees from several counties. This year the Richmond Ranch Family were nominated from Starland and were pleased to receive this honour.

Fred Upton has been spending some time in Drumheller hospital following surgery and we wish him well as he expects to get back home soon.

Congratulations to the Webster Family of Big Valley area as they celebrated their 100 years on July 4. It is reported that over 200 people attended.

What a great time.

The Storch family held their annul family reunion in the Rumsey community hall on Sunday, July 5 with 53 family members attending. I don’t think there is any other family that has such a good time as the Storch family. They are a very fun loving group.

Coming up soon is the Big Valley homecoming, July 31 through the weekend.

Aug. 26, the last Wednesday in August is the date of this years garden show. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. For prize lists or more information, call Dianna at 368-2436.