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DESCRIPTIONNovember 03, 2015 edition of the Rimbey Review
Serving the communities of Rimbey, Bentley, Bluffton, and Hoadley
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Volume 17 Number 45 Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Volume 17 Number 45 www.rimbeyreview.comwww.rimbeyreview.com
Five-year-old Mckenzi Langford and her 17-year-old sister Mikala Gunderson share a hug at the Run for Cancer event they took part in recently held at Bower Ponds in Red Deer. The sisters, along with their dad, Craig Langford, ran in support of their mom, Christine Langford from Gull Lake. (see story pages 3 and 5)
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1st & 3rd Thursday, 6:00 p.m. Rimbey Lions Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza.4th Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. Rimbey Curling Club Bingo at Ponoka Bingo PlazaThursdays, 7:30 p.m. West Pine Lodge Bingo in Winfield. 1st and 3rd Mondays 7:30 at Hoadley Hall Bingo doors open at 6:30 (non smoking)2nd Saturday, 6:00p.m. Rimbey Historical Society Bingo, Ponoka Bingo Plaza3rd Saturday, Rimbey Drop-In Bingo at Ponoka Bingo Plaza3rd Sunday, Rimbey Legion at Ponoka Bingo Plaza
TOPS ( Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wed evenings, Rimbey United Church basement. You are invited to an open house. Oct 17 @ 7pm Nancy 843-0067Bentley Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting- Oct 17 at 7pm at Drop-In Centre. Call 748-4838 or 748-2078 for info.Bentley Curling Club Annual Fall General Meeting- Oct 17 at 7:30pm at The Curling Club Lounge. New and Returning curlers invited.Blindman Valley 4_H Beef Club Parent Oragnizational Meeting- Oct 17 at 7:30 pm at Bentley Ag Centre. Call 748-2374 or 748-4739. New members welcome.Rimbey Elementary School Parent Council Meeting- RES room Oct 16 at 7:00pm2nd Tuesday each month 1 pm Rimbey Health Centre Rimbey Auxilary Hospital1st Thursday each month, 7:30 p.m. Regular Members Meeting, Rimbey Legion #36.2nd Thursday each month- Rimbey Ag Society 7:00pm at the agriplex 3rd Tuesday each month- Caregiver Support Group 10am at Rimbey Health Centre.
Bentley Library Society Dinner Theatre- Event to take place Oct 20, tickets now on sale. Call Arlene 748-4429Bentley Carpet Bowling- Wednesday mornings. Bentley Hall. 9:30 am. New Players invited. Call Harry or Georgina 748-3404 for more info. Food For Fines Week at the Bentley Municipal Library Oct 22-27. Donate dry foods in lieu of library fines. Will be given to Bentley Blessing Pantry.West Pine Lodge In Winfield- Chicken Supper Oct 19 @ 5:00pm. For more info call Wendy @ 780-682-3960Winfield Playground Fundraiser- Supper & Silent Auction, Oct 19 @ 4:30,Winfield Rec Centre. Skating,Crafts, Clown and more. Call 682-3788 for more infoFamily Halloween Dance and Silent Auction on Oct 27 from 5-9 pm at the Bentley Community Hall. Hosted by Bentley Nursery school. Call Tina 748-4407 for info.Rimbey Community Chorus- Starts practice for Christmas, Wednesday Oct 10 8:45pm at United Church. New singers welcome. Annette 843-3115Rimbey United Church is planning a Memorial Hymn sing Nov 4 at 2:00pm. For info call Alice 843-6732 or the church 843- 2458.
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MEETINGS:Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Mondays - 7 pm at the New Life Fellowship Church building. Call 403-843-4570 for more info.Royal Purple of Bentley #264 - Regular meetings the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Bentley Legion Hall (old Oxford School). New members welcome.Rimbey Hospital Ladies Auxiliary meeting 2nd Tuesday every month, 1pm Hospital Conference Rm.Rimbey Fish and Game 1st Wednesday of each month - 7 pm at Super 8 meeting room.Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon, & Saddle Club meetings the 1st Wed. each month. Truck Museum @ Pas-Ka-Poo Park. Call Denise (the president) at 403-704-4236 for info. Email: RimbeySWSClub@gmail.comAlcoholics Anonymous Wednesdays- 8:30 pm at the Rimbey Anglican Church. 403-843-3662 info.Rimbey Ag Society 3rd Wednesday each month- 7:00 pm at the Agriplex.Blufft on & District Chamber of Commerce, 3rd Wednesday. Blufft on Hall 7 pm.Rimbey & District Horticultural Group, meet 3rd Wednesday of month. 10 am @ the Rimbey Drop In Centre. Call 403 843 2539 for info.Rimbey Royal Cdn. Legion meeting1st Th ursday of each month, 7:30 pm Rimbey Legion, 5019 50th St.Family Counseling, call 1-403-347-8844 & say you would like to be seen in Rimbey.MS Rimbey Table Talk - A social and informational meeting, for anyone aff ected by MS, every 3rd Th ursday of the month @ 1pm, the Grand Hotel, Rimbey. Rimbey Art Club General Annual Meeting, Nov. 9 @ 7:30 pm. Art room of the Community Centre. Call Grace 403 597 6643 for more info.
ACTIVITIES:Regular Jammers Dances @ Rimbey Drop In Centre, every Tuesday night @ 7pm.Bentley School Parent Council Meeting - Nov. 3 at 7-8:30 p.m. at the Jr./Sr. high school learning fl oor. Bentley Book Club - Th urs., Nov. 5 at the Bentley Municipal Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. discussing Jeannette Walls Half Broke Horses.Bentley Flu shots - Nov. 5 at the Bentley Community Church 2 - 6pm.Bentley School Remembrance Day ceremony - Nov. 6 at 1:10 p.m. in the elementary gym. Bentley Community Remembrance Day ceremony - Nov. 11 at Bentley Community Church starting 10:45 a.m. Bentley Museum remembers - November 11 from noon to 4:00 p.m.Seniors Info & Referral Services, Rimbey Drop In Centre, computer rm. Nov. 10, 10 am noon. Computers with Laura - Th urs, Nov. 12 at the library from 10-12 noon. Bentley Municipal Library FREE movies - Starting at 7 p.m. at the library. On November 12 Inside Out rated PG.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015 RIMBEY REVIEW 3
Christine Langford, her husband Craig and daughters Mikala Gunderson, 17, and fi ve-year-old Mckenzi pose for a group photo. The family live at Meridian Beach on the shores of Gull Lake and are enjoying a lovely fall walk in the nearby country.
It happened in the month of June when the air was fragrant and warm with the promise of summer that she received the fi nal diagnoses.
Breast cancer.The news was devastat-
ing and even as the earth sprang to life and fl ow-ers bloomed and the grass grew green and neighbours went for long walks and sat companionably on their decks and porches, Christine Langford with-drew, quietly and deter-minedly, into her own little world of worry, fear and secrecy.
I didnt want to tell any-one, she said. I didnt want their pity.
Langford, a lovely dark haired 38-year-old moth-er-of-two girls, who lives at Meridian Beach on the shores of Gull Lake, recalled those fi rst days after the di-agnosis as being extremely diffi cult.
As fi rst there was disbe-lief, then I went into denial. I kept thinking why me? And, of course, there was a little bit of anger tossed in there.
Dealing with the diagno-ses mentally was a tough challenge, and Langford gives credit to her husband, Craig, for his support and encouragement through those dark days. Even when she became withdrawn and determined to keep her diagnoses a secret, he was there for her. And, fi nally, through his patience and understanding, he helped her fi nd the strength to share her diagnosis and reach out to others.
Cancer is a different an-imal, Langford said. It affects everybody. You cant just walk it off. You need resources and people to help you heal.
Her fi ve-year-old daugh-ter, Mckenzi was also a sur-prising source of strength, she said.
My daughters innocence and acceptance of me was inspiring, she said. She was okay with it and it helped make me be okay with it. And slowly I began to re-evaluate my