Evergreen Place By Helen Martens
Hello, all my friends! I am back at my post again. I miss you when I have to take a break. When I look at the weather forecast, I see we must prepare ourselves for cold, snowy weather. For me, and others at Evergreen, it might mean fewer drives in the countryside. We will miss that.
I agree with Anne (with an e) Shirley, in L. M. Montgomery's book, when she says, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." We've had Thanksgiving, the trees are preparing themselves for winter, gardens are done and prepared for fresh planting in spring, and now in a few days on Monday, Oct. 31, Halloween.
For most people it is all about fun. I hope your day is full of good times and good treats.
We, residents at Evergreen, hope to see some trick or treaters at our front door for a small treat. Bonnie Crawford, whom we know as the Foot Lady, was here at Evergreen on Monday, the 24th, to give our feet a treat.
On Tuesday, the 25th, we are having our annual flu shots at Evergreen.
On Sunday, Oct. 23, Mike, Vern, Margaret and I took a day trip to see the Uno Trestle Bridge. We started out with lunch at the Red Barn in Moosomin. Vern, our trusty driver, knew the backroads to Uno, where the historic Trestle Bridge is. The bridge is 1,533 ft. long and 115 ft. high. This steel structure was built in 1929, and is part of the CNR Mainline, which spans the Minnewasta Creek.
Quote for the Day: "There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick or treater, looking for a brightly-lit front porch." - Robert Brault
Miniota News By Linda Clark
Miniota Community Friends extend belated birthday greetings to Lily Bowles of Elkview Manor, Elkhorn who celebrated her 103rd birthday on Oct. 21. Happy Birthday Lily!
A very successful rink sale, sponsored by the Miniota Community Centre, was held on Friday evening with auctioneer Richard Bramley of Virden. Not having had a rink sale for two years due to the pandemic, there was a full slate of donations and a good crowd of bidders to support the Community Centre.
Congratulations to Jamie Armstrong and Dylan Anderson on the birth of their daughter, Noah Lindzy on Oct. 21. Noah is also welcomed by her siblings Kai, Milo and Ezme.
With the municipal election on Oct. 26, we have a change in our Ward 1 Prairie View councillors. We wish Trent Peel well in his new position taking over from David Howard. We thank David for serving our ward for 8 years and wish him well in his retirement from council. Delbert Cole and Darcy Oliver remain on council for another term. Inauguration day is Nov. 2 when new council begins their new term.
A slight dusting of snow has appeared, signalling possibly the start of winter. Hoping for a nice Halloween evening for our ghosts and goblins of all ages. To the newcomers in our community, dependent on the weather one can expect anywhere from 60 to 90 visitors.
Words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
Princess Lodge By Janice Simpson
The Sinclair Choice came to entertain us on Oct. 18.
Ray and Kim Everette from Brandon had supper with Ethel Bowles on Monday.
Oct. 8-17 Murray Welch from Rocky Mountain House spent the week with his mother Alene Welch. They shared Thanksgiving supper and a visit with Edy and Wayne Clayton of Brandon. Drives in the country were lovely in our beautiful October. Florence Elliott’s visitor was her niece Grace from Nanaimo, B.C. They were also to Swan River to visit Uncle Arnold on Sunday.
Condolences from the residents to Arlene Magotiaux on the passing of Don and Debbie Buelow. Ashley Magotiaux from Lethbridge visited Grandma Irene on the weekend.
Joyce Heaman and Sheila Freeman visited with Ev and Gordon Brenand and Harv and Karen Veldhouse in Souris on Friday.
Janice attended the funeral in the legion for Carolyn Grant on Saturday.
Get well wishes to Len Collier from Princess Lodge residents.