What a weekend, I hope everyone was able to stay home safe through that tremendous snowstorm from Friday night to late Saturday. I think I can safely say we got a good foot of new snow all over our community. Just what we needed for spring moisture and for a successful Poker Rally.
The Rumsey Drop-In had planned to host a snowmobiling rally on Saturday but with the conditions of the highway, the organizers had to make a quick decision early Saturday morning to postpone it until Sunday. Well, Sunday dawned bright and beautiful and snowmobilers came from all over to enjoy the best ride in the county. We had 107 riders enjoy our beautiful countryside on Sunday afternoon. We actually had 12 riders drive through that crazy storm on Saturday to ride in the cancelled Poker Rally! I only had to drive seven miles into town and I wouldn’t have gone any further! Of course, my crazy kids drove over from Olds, thank God they made it safe. I would like to thank our checkstops; Todd and Chantel Block, Sandy and Mark McNaughton along with their niece Jessica Little; Phil and Diane Mcbride along with Kendra Kiemele who helped sister-in-law, Diane with the many riders. It also took many helping hands in town at the Drop-In to feed and organize the riders so I would like to thank Carol Wilkins, Linda Helmer, Bob Braazma, Tammy Webster, Laurie Steen, Tracey Johnson, Carver Johnson, Darrel Primrose, Carla Johnson and Stephanie Richmond.
The Mixed Bonspiel will be well underway as you are getting your paper this week so I want to remind you to come and join us for our last oyster supper of the year as this bonspiel marks the end of the curling season. Oyster night is Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you can’t make that then the banquet on Saturday is open to everyone as well so come down to the rink any day of the week for some delicious homemade meals and great curling plus Saturday night for a great banquet put on by our local Country Cookers. The next event on the Ag Society calendar is the Comedy Night on April 7. You can expect a delicious supper and great entertainment while supporting our Ag Society. The Spring Fling is also a fun night of great food and crazy live auction fun for the whole community and it is planned for April 21 so mark those two dates on your calendar as you won’t want to miss either one.
The Morrin Figure Skating Club is presenting “Broadway on Ice” this coming Sunday, March 11, starting at 2 p.m. There are 26 skaters who have worked very hard all winter to bring you their very best so be sure to come and enjoy this fun event.
I know this is a bit late in coming but I would still like to put out a big Congratulations to Katie and Shelby Primrose as they bring home the gold from the ACAC Women’s Curling Championship on February 18. They are off to compete in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Curling National Championships in Leduc from March 24 to 28 with their teammates from Red Deer College. Good Luck, ladies, we wish all you all the best.
And finally: A cop was rushed into the OR for an emergency appendectomy. The surgery went well, but afterward he felt a weird pulling sensation on his chest. Worried that something else might be wrong, he lifted his hospital gown to take a look. Attached firmly to his chest hairs was a wide strip of tape. “Get well soon” was written on it, and it was signed, “The nurse you gave a ticket to this morning.” Boy, I bet that hurt coming off! Have a great week, everyone.