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Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham

Orlean Johnson’s family, niece Susan Robinson, and sister Florence Murray visited and took her to Carberry for the day. Other family members joined them for supper at the Central Hotel and then came back to Orlean’s suite to play cards.

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Joyce Heaman accompanied family to Souris on July 5 to Harv and Karen Veldhouse and had lunch with them as it was their 50th anniversary on July 4.

Many of Bertha Cassidy’s family from B.C., Alta., Sask., and Man. Were here for the weekend of July 5 to help her celebrate her birthday at the Tea and a family supper at Princess Lodge. What a great time for a family get-together!

Some of the residents are enjoying Thursday evening’s outdoor music in Victoria Park and are delighted that it seems to be mosquito-free.

Miniota by Bev Peel

On July 6, family and friends gathered at the Arrow River Hall to celebrate Mae Watters’ 90th birthday. A wonderful afternoon was spent visiting and reminiscing. Guests came from Brandon, Hamiota, Oak River, Kisbey, Sask., Virden, Wawanesa, Kenton and Stonewall as well as Miniota and Arrow River.

Mae’s granddaughters gave a lively remembrance of everything they enjoyed about Grandma. Fay Campbell provided music for the afternoon with lovely piano music of times past.

The West Two Creeks Cairn dedication has been put on hold due to the local bricklayers not having enough time as of now.

Condolences from the Miniota community to Hollis Stewart of Birtle in the passing of her sister, Chris Wade of Winnipeg on July 12. Also to Hollis's family Renee, Neil, Shelly and all their families, and to Chris's husband, Murray and children Brenda, Willa, Shona and John of Winnipeg. 

Deepest sympathy from the Miniota community to Jim, Norma, Brenda and Belinda Clegg and families on the passing of Brad Clegg of Arrow River and to Brad's children Connar and Lorrisa.

Congratulations from Miniota to Tanya Oliver and Brad Barnes who were married at the Oliver farm on Saturday, July 13, a very hot day!

The Murray Gurr family showed some of their Simmental cattle at the Elkhorn Fair Saturday, July 13 winning some prizes with temperatures reaching up to 32 degrees!

Sunday July 14 the Drop In organized music in the Memory Garden with about 35 people in attendance trying to keep cool in the shade. Jerry Lund from Bottineau, ND, Mark Poppel and Tonia from Brandon, and Edward Lelond from Miniota entertained with music and song from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.

Ron Samchuk videotaped the performance for presentation on Access TV in Birtle area. About 24 people enjoyed a tasty potluck supper at the United Church. Miniota Drop In would like to thank all those who helped to make this enjoyable, memorable event - a splendid way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  

Another busy weekend of fun for all will be happening in Miniota this weekend! 

 

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