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Evergreen Place by Gerry Fowler

Marlene Balzar holidayed in Selkirk with her sister and 100-year-old mother. Had a great time and lots of quality time with mom.

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Faye High Eagle and family took Irene Rowand to Elkhorn to a Rowand family gathering.

Stan and Marian Braybrook joined Joyce for Sunday supper.

Birthdays were Dale Hill and Mike Campbell with Dorothy Roach & Friends as entertainment.

September birthdays were Rose Hi Eagle and Penny Jones. They wished no party.

Doug Fowler visited Gerry on Sunday.

Our first 50/50 was won by Carol Gabrielle who was thrilled.

Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham

Janice Simpson went to Saskatoon with Wayne and Marie. Her grandson Drew was competing in the Western Provincial in weight lifting. He won first by lifting 615 lbs.

On Friday, the Olesons entertained the residents with their upbeat, old time music and singing followed by a light lunch.

Bernice Graham visited with her brother and cousin in Esterhazy Care Home and also in Rocanville with Tim, Heather and family on Thursday. It seemed like a gazillion combines were out until late Thursday night before the rains.

Miniota By Bev Peel

Marg Still, Laurie Copet, and Faye Campbell attended the Westman Seniors annual meeting at Brandon in the Provincial Building on Sept. 16. Miniota Drop-In paid their fees to join the group, which enables the Miniota group to participate in district and regional games in Westman area.

Faye Campbell attended the Brandon Retired Teachers meeting at Rotary Villas in Brandon on Sept. 12. A delicious lunch was served followed by Brandon Ukelele band (12 retirees), playing and singing old-time tunes.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Faye Campbell attended the retirement of Pastor Gary Jennings from Calvary Temple, Brandon. Previously (30 years ago), he had served as Youth Pastor in Thompson where Faye once lived; so there were a number of Thompsonites at the retirement celebration.

Don and Carol (Soder) Ogaranko from Sherwood Park, Alta. visited with Murray and Bev Peel and Sylvia and Paul George of Miniota Friday, Sept. 20.

Mervyn Cole and Georgia from Surrey, BC arrived at the Peel's Sunday, Sept. 22 and visited at Del and Pat Cole's on Monday, Sept. 23, along with sisters Marlene McGibney and Sylvia Flecknor and Jerry from Virden.

At the monthly Senior Birthday Party, 31 people celebrated September birthdays at the Miniota Drop-In on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18. A fashion show from Castaway Junction (owner Deanna Rowan), with Lynne Cornish on piano, was enjoyed by all. Barry Cornish showed his daughter's beautiful dog and read two poems about dogs. Then we sang many old-time songs. We also had a contest to guess song titles while Lynne played the tunes on the piano.

Jenny Kuemper visited and reported from the Birtle and Miniota Community Development Corporation. They are hosting an information evening for the Manitoba 150 Celebration application in Birtle on Wednesday and in Miniota, in council chambers on Thursday evening, Sept. 26. Tea and cake were served, followed by visiting.

Get well wishes to Grant Brown who underwent back surgery a week ago in Winnipeg. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

© Virden Empire-Advance

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