Winter activity schedule shaping up for Rumsey

Monday, Sept. 19 was the September birthday party of the month at St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu. Linda Helmer was the hostess for this month and made some delicious carrot cakes for everyone to enjoy. And enjoy them, they did. Although the meals are very good and nutricious, the residents long for something cooked at home. Thanks Linda. Ray Duft was on hand to play his guitar and sing for us. It was a good party with many residents coming for the party.

October birthday party will be hosted by Lois Kiemele when Marion Stiekle and her group from Three Hills will be on hand to supply the music.

This month, there was only one person having a birthday. Ida Sydness had her birthday and she is Jimmy Nelson Sr.’s sister. She and her busband lived in the Two Valley View area years ago before moving to Edmonton. Ida came to live at St. Mary’s Center a few years ago. It was nice to learn and see Grace (Box) and her husband Bob Meston are now residents of the lodge. They have only been in a couple of weeks and still learning their way around.

Our family was not the only one loosing family members. I just learned that Mitchell Dawson passed away recently in Drumheller. Mitchell is a nephew to Sabrina Couturier. Our sympathies to all the families involved.

Soon it will be October and following right on the heals of this month is November when activities start their winter shedule. The Morrin Figure Skating Club have booked into the Rumsey community hall for Nov. 20, the “Chevelles” out of Lethbridge. This is an evening of entertainment from 9 p.m to 1 a.m. with a midnight buffet. Call Jill at 368-3733, Melanie at 772-0000, or Troy at 772-2165 for tickets and more information.

The first Saturday in November is the annual fall supper in Rumsey.

Visiting with Helen Steen and family in the latter part of August were Gary and Jean Norton from Ashwell, England. After visiting for a few days, they travelled west into BC. The next day, Helen with her daughter Susan and husband Bob left for the west country also. They travelled throughout BC and up and down the coast visiting with friends and families along the way.

Saturday, Oct. 25, the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller were held. A fine celebration included all of the past employees being invited to the alumni. I attended the function as family of our daughter Linda Goddard of Blackfalds. She worked for the Tyrell cleaning fossils when they were located in the old Co-op building in downtown Drumheller. She worked there during the time that she took her further education from Mount Royal in Calgary through the Consortium.

The people that were responsible for the planning of the affair are to be commended. One of those people was Becky Kowalchuk. One person commented that the event was just like a school reunion. Great.

Farmers are getting most anxious to get into the fields. Another light rain on Sunday put a stop the activities again.

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