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By Gerry Fowler

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Phyllis Gompf and son Barry of Oak Lake attended the celebration of life for Shirley Smith formerly of Oak Lake at Brockie Donovan Chapel in Brandon, Saturday, April 27. Lunch followed at the Clarion Hotel.

Phyllis Gompf attended the 90th birthday tea for Cecile Fisher at the Elkhorn Elks Hall, May 5.

Joyce Braybrook’s weekend visitor was her daughter Barb of Winnipeg.

Penny Poston travelled to Minot for the weekend with Tim and family.

Wilson Gilbert and Group entertained at the April birthday party. Several residents attend the Beauty and the Beast production: Irene Rowand, Faye Hi Eagle, Penny Jones, and Wendy Hunt.


By Bev Peel

Miniota Parent Advisory Council hosted a family trivia night in Miniota on Friday, May 3. There was a great turnout and amazing support from our community, as always. The night consisted of a 100-question trivia game, pie auction, a bar, as well as a few other games to play. The event was a great success in our minds, raising around $3,500 towards our playground.

We are fundraising for a zero-entry playground for our school. Zero entry meaning that it can be used by all children, regardless of their ability, and is easily accessible to all. The whole structure, including the material used for the base, will be roughly $100,000 and we are halfway there.

Linda Clark has challenged all grandparents, aunts or uncles to meet or exceed her donation of $100, we’ve received great support from this as well, and are still accepting donations if you’d like to meet the challenge! Keep an eye out for future fundraisers that we will be doing, to get us closer to building our structure.

Pat Gould of Winnipeg and Betty Baskier of Red Deer, AB visited in Miniota on the weekend with Sandra Nash, Betty Anne Ellerington, Dorthy Argue and Lil Horner. They also visited with Jessie Bewer of Virden.

The last Bingo at the Miniota Community Center was held May 4, with a large crowd of over 180 people coming out and supporting our final bingo. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to all our volunteers who helped set up tables, chairs and cleaned up. Also to the bingo committee members who have helped out with our community bingo over the years.


By Paulette Wiens

A newly appointed (WSS) Woodworth Senior Services Coordinator has been hired. Her name is Karen Anderson from Oak Lake. Welcome Karen!

Much appreciation from the community for all the work that Colleen Elliott has done in looking after the seniors.

Graduates this year from Hamiota High School are Liam Caldwell, Brady Daniel, Brett Hemrica, Taylor Good and Brooke Schellenberg. Congratulations and all the best to all of you in your future endeavours.





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