It has been another week of very nice fall weather with no snow as yet and no rain. It is very nice to have good weather for taking in the many social events that are held in the area.
Saturday, Nov. 21, many folks took in the Christmas Craft Show and Sale in Big Valley. Both the community hall and the Legion hall next door was filled to capacity with many different kinds of venues. There was a capacity crowd also, taking advantage of the chance to do some Christmas shopping.
Saturday evening, the Morrin Figure Skating Club (which consists of many girls from Rumsey) held the “Yuk-Yuks” in the Rumsey community hall. This was an evening beginning with a delicious supper. Reviews were very good for both the meal and the comedy act that followed the meal. It is estimated that there were over 200 people in attendance.
Sympathy wishes to Jean and Eric Primrose and their family in the passing of Jean’s brother Ed Look of Edmonton who succumbed to injuries sustained following a fall at his home in Palm Springs, California. After being flown back to Edmonton hospital, he passed away with his family near on Thursday evening, Nov.19. Jean and Robbie were with the family at the time.
Good wishes to Jean Ricmond of Trochu as she enjoys her husband Tom who has been moved into the extended care wing of the Trochu Health Care Center. Jean can now be with him each day without travelling so far. We wish you both well.
It’s nice to be able to report that Stella Sengaus is now doing much better following her months of hospitals and doctoring. Lenord Steen is also home with his family, probably preparing gifts for Christmas.
The November birthday party for St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Trochu that was to be held Monday, Nov. 15 was cancelled due to precautionary practices for H1N1. The November birthdays will be celebated on Monday, Dec. 21.
Sunday, Dec. 20 is the date of the Rumsey Community concert in the community hall at 7:30 p.m. Practice dates are; Sunday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m. in the hall and Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. again in the hall.
Among the dates to mark on the calendar are; Wednesday, Dec.16 is the day of the Rumsey Drop-in Christmas dinner at 12 noon. This is a pot luck meal, so plan to attend.
The day of the Morrin School concert is Dec. 4, so watch for times.
The dates of the Morrin United Church services for December are: Sunday, Dec. 6. and Dec. 20, the latter being the Christmas service.
The Big Valley Elks lodge annual turkey bingos will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2nd in Rumsey at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Big Valley, again at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the chance to come and win you Christmas turkey.
Super league is in full swing at the Rumsey Agri-Plex with the curling on Friday evenings. The junior curling program is scheduled to begin soon. Contact Betty Primrose for more information.
Special birthday wishes to Anne McNaughton, who had her 92nd birthday on Nov 20. Mel and Dariel went to Sundre to have afternoon coffee and birthday cake with Anne at the lodge. Celebrating her 90th birthday on Nov. 16 was Anne’s sister Olive Thompson of Red Deer.
Ron and Kathryn Upton have just returned from a short holiday that took them to Burnaby, BC,the purpose being to see their newest grandson Wyatt Desourcy, who was born to their son Wes and Lisa recently.
Another date to mark on your calendar is Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the Rumsey Agri-plex, the Rumsey Ag. Society will be holding their annual general meeting. The meeting is at 7 p.m.
Family members and friends of Jeannette Dietrich of Drumheller gathered at the Rosedale hall on Saturday, Nov. 21 to help her continue celebrations for her birthday which was Nov. 18.The Old Time Dance club were having one of their dances so the family joined right in.
“Five Plus One” was playing the music and Jeannete’s brother-in -law and his daughter play in the band as well as Jim Deering. We had a great time enjoying the fellowship and dancing complete with a birthday cake at lunch time.
Hugo and Sharon Gerdung have just returned from a bus trip that took them to Branson for a couple of weeks. They report having a great time and on the way home, they picked up Levi, their grandson who came to spend the week at Grandma’s house. Friday Nov. 20, was Sharon’s birthday so celebrations continued all weekend as all the family came home.