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By Bev Peel

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Two beautiful days with slight breezes on Mothers’ Day weekend for people traveling to visit with their mothers! Belated Mother's Day to all of you.

A very successful Mother’s Day Tea and Bake Sale was held at the Drop In Center on Saturday, May 11, with 30 people attending including the very dedicated workers. There was a bountiful amount of baking sold and six door prizes given out, thanks to Ruth Sawatsky and Jean McKean, who won a crystal ornament!

The Drop In Center was alive again with entertainment from Hamiota on Saturday night with 26 people enjoying some toe tapping music played by Cyril and Janice Maxwell, George Rogers and Vic Porteous.

Sunday morning was very busy at the United Church with three baby boys being baptized, namely: Layne David, son of Courtney Howard and Tyler Wood and sister Alexis; Francis Vernon, son of Dillin and Stacie Stonehouse; and Jory Lee, son of Deverin and Angie Stonehouse and sister Blair. The Church was full with many relatives, friends, and neighbours, with 15 children attending Sunday School.

On May 8, Dorothy Argue enjoyed an early Mother's day in Brandon with Ollie, Angie and Jory.

May 9, Dorothy went to visit Dianne, Wade and Tyler in Brandon.

Saturday, May 11, Dianne and Dorothy went to Winnipeg to visit Jenni and boys, Xavier and Xodus, for Mother's day, arriving home on Tuesday.

Twenty-one people attended the Birthday event in the Drop In Centre, May 15. They enjoyed a presentation from Sandra Armitage of their trip to Mexico last winter. Five birthday people were present to enjoy cake and ice cream and a visit with everyone.

The Miniota Town-Wide Yard Sale took place on Sat. May 18 in spite of the cool windy weather.

Many people from the Miniota area enjoyed the weekend at the Birtle “Pasture Picking Days” with music in the hall on Saturday night and Sunday church service with the country gospel band, “Prairie Joe”.

It was a fund raising weekend of dancing with two live music bands, “The Fugitives” and “Julie Lee” from Fargo, North Dakota taking turns every hour for the "Belmont Hall". It was very much enjoyed with lots of dancing and visiting with people from Ontario, Saskatchewan and many from Manitoba including Murray and Bev Peel and Ken and Collette Pierce from this area. 

Princess Lodge

By Bernice Graham

On May 1, son-in-law Calvin called in on his way to Windsor and had supper with Joyce Heaman.

Wednesday afternoon, the residents enjoyed Butch Fleury, a singer from Roblin, who sang western style songs from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, followed by a light lunch.  

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