Old Man Winter has shown several faces this pat week — from sun and warm weather to cold, snowy and very cold days and nights.
So as we can see, Old Man Winter is not ready to give up yet.
This coming Saturday is Ground Hog Day, so we will see then if he will see his shadow or not.
We have a very special lady celebrating her birthday this Friday. Have a great birthday, Audrey Hauck. Hope it turns out to be a very special day for you.
This coming Monday, Feb. 4, is time for the monthly Botha meeting, starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. All seniors are very welcome to take in these meetings.
The event starts out with a pot-luck luncheon, so please bring one of your favourite dishes with you to share. The meeting will be followed by the luncheon.
The next evening, Tuesday, Feb. 5, is Bingo night, starting at 7:15. The jackpot and also the loonie pot are up for grabs, so make sure you make it out that evening — you could be the one taking home all the prizes.
On Friday, Feb. 8, get your dancing shoes and come out to another old-time dance. The Gaetz Valley band will entertain for the evening. Make sure you come on out for a fun-filled evening with family and friends. Everyone is invited, regardless of age.
There will be a pooled lunch served, so please bring buns/sandwiches or pastries with you to share.
Also, the end of January is here, so get out to the village office to purchase your dog licences. The prices go up as of Feb. 1, which is Friday.
Also, please remember there is a dog bylaw in the Village of Botha. All dogs must be kept on leashes or under control at all times. It’s your responsibility as a dog owner to obey this bylaw. If there are any questions or concerns about dogs running at large, phone the village office. After business hours, contact the bylaw officer at 1-866-340-2388.
Dogs running at large can cause a lot of damage and get into a lot of “stuff,” so let’s all remember this law and keep the Village of Botha clean for everyone to see.
On Wednesdays, starting at 10 a.m., come on out of the cold for a fresh hot cup of coffee with your friends and neighbours. This is held at the Botha Senior Centre every Wednesday morning. They have a great time and it’s just a relaxing and friendly place to visit. Everyone is invited.
Then at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, stop by for a friendly game of carpet bowling. It’s a fun game and they would love to see all attend.
On Thursdays, come back out at 1 p.m. for a great game of floor curling with your friends and neighbours. It’s and excellent way to get in some exercise.
— BOTHA BOOSTER