Hand Hills Grapevine

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Hello Hand Hills…I am writ­ing this af­ter a beau­ti­ful rain last night. We got just over an inch but the band of rain was small. This came with a strong wind that saw clouds of dust blow­ing to the south of us. Down there they got ¼ inch. All in all still hop­ing for more but this is a good day in the Hills.

Speak­ing about good days, the Chad and Lacey Cos­grave family have a lot com­ing in the years ahead. They have a new ad­di­tion to their family. Ken­neth Ari Cos­grave was born at the end of May. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Chad and Lacey and big brother Roan on this new ar­rival. Grandma Tara and Great-Grandma Bernice are sure to cud­dle this lit­tle one when­ever they get the chance. For those of you that re­mem­ber Chad as a baby, know this new­est Cos­grave looks just like him!

And they did it again. The Ray­mond Siep­pert family took part in the Kid­ney Walk in Medicine Hat again this year. Ray, even af­ter just hav­ing heart surgery four months ago, did the walk as well. What a great cause!

They have been burn­ing up the ball di­a­monds! Rod Moench and Owen Fran­cis have been coach­ing the U19 girls team and they have had good re­sults with a great group of girls. They have won gold and sil­ver at tour­na­ments they have played in. Con­grat­u­la­tions!

Ta­tum Vre­de­goor and her U14 base­ball team based out of Drumheller have had good luck in the base­ball tour­na­ments they have en­tered. They have won gold and sil­ver and placed fifth. That Wind­mill Pitch is quite some­thing to watch. These young girls can re­ally pitch and throw a ball with great force. Many will re­mem­ber Ryan Radke and his wind­mill pitch in the base­ball he played in the Hills. Good mem­o­ries!

Sorry to hear Brooke Gal­ster was in­jured while play­ing ball in Stet­tler a cou­ple of weeks ago. Brooke plays with a lot of in­ten­sity and will be missed on the teams she plays on. Speedy re­cov­ery young lady!

And she so de­served it. Kim Larsen was awarded the Good Gal Award at the Stam­pede this year. She changed the way the gate is run and she is so ef­fi­cient and ded­i­cated. Thanks Kim and con­grat­u­la­tions on be­ing cho­sen by the Mor­ris Beck Family.

I have no up­dates on the Stam­pede but I know it was a well run show and was en­joyed by many. Hey Cam Veno family, how many campers this year?

The fourth An­nual Hand Hills Slo-Pitch Tour­na­ment was held last week­end with ten teams en­tered. A team from Drumheller won over lo­cal favourite Bran­don Cud­die's Team. Win or lose, Cud­die and his Crew or­ga­nized a great time for all. Again Brent and Deb­bie Olm­stead rocked the dance. Day and Bill, Lena and Ciana fed the crew at the Booth. The di­a­monds look amaz­ing! Hand Hills is never still!

And yes we are still hum­bled. We were nom­i­nated for the Black An­gus Breeder of the Year Award and re­ceived this hon­our at the An­gus Con­ven­tion in Drumheller last week­end. Hav­ing our family help through the years made this award pos­si­ble. Love what you do and you never have to work a day in your life rings true here.

Till next time...en­joy the rain, and just sit back and watch the grass grow!

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