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Orioles feeding on grape jelly and oranges outside Bev Waller’s window.

Orioles feeding on grape jelly and oranges outside Bev Waller’s window. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

Miniota News By Linda Clark

Congratulations to Robyn and Traci McKean and big sister Brae on the arrival of Logan Elizabeth on May 9th. Congratulations also to grandparents Randy and Ollie McKean and Keith and Brenda Orr and other family members.

Our university students are arriving home for the summer with many seeking employment in the area and surrounding towns. Have a great summer!

Saturday, May 14th saw the foot and vehicle traffic increase in our town for the Town Wide Garage Sales. Hope everyone found some treasures and the sales were good for the vendors.

Henri Nouwen said, “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose Joy and keep choosing it everyday.”


Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

"I'm only wishing to go a-fishing,

For this the month of May was made." - Henry van Dyke

It's always an exciting time when fishing season opens. It begins May 15. The $23.70 you spend for a license is well worth the excitement and the catch!

On Saturday, May 14, we got that "brighter outlook on life" again. Julian, our manager Nikki's husband, and his brother Joel Desjarlins washed our windows here at Evergreen. They are a team of brothers who are available window washers.

The rain we've had has given us a wonderful green lawn. Chris Leach mowed the grass for the first time this Spring on Sunday, the 15th.

Vern and Margaret Rollo enjoyed a drive out to Minolta, their hometown, on Sunday.

We get the Virden paper on Friday, May 20. I read that May 20 is National Pizza party Day. That sounds yummy! And get your bicycles out, it is also National Bike to Work Day.

Of interest to some may be that on May 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which provided 160 acres of public land, virtually free of charge to those who had lived on and cultivated the land for at least five years.

Driving around in the country, one interest I have, I have not seen farmers out in the fields yet. If the forecast carries through the week there will be more rain again. Much patience is needed.

Victoria Day is coming up next week on Monday, the 23rd. It is always observed the Monday preceding May 25. I took note that Victoria Day is Canada's oldest non-religious holiday.

Verna Pennycook, out there in Melita, if you read this paper, we, at Evergreen are sending you Get Well greetings. We ask you to get healed and come back soon. You are missed at Evergreen.
The Spring birds are showing up all over. Marlene was watching a Ruby Throated humming bird out of her upstairs window. A friend forwarded me a picture of eight orioles around the feeders last Thursday in the valley close to Virden (front page photo). I had never seen anything like it before.

The co-ordinator of the Virden Book Club, Sandra Nash, is a resident at Evergreen. She told me our next meeting will be the second Thursday of June instead of the first Thursday. June 2 - 4 are the Book Sale days at the Library. See you there?

Quote for the Day:
   " The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read."
  - Benjamin Franklin 


Princess Lodge By Janice Simpson

The following residents have a birthday in May: Joyce Heaman, Rita Draper, Percy Pierce, Sheila Pierce, May Tapp and Kay Lynn Gardiner.

The Cloggers came to Princess Lodge on May 4 to entertain us. It was very good of the ladies.

Les and Bernice Graham visited with Tim and Heather and family of Rocanville last Thursday.

Leona Joseph visited with Ethel Bowles on Wednesday.

Several of the residents attended the tea on Friday, May 13 at St. Paul’s Church.

Janice was out at Wayne and Lori Stuart’s for a family supper, May 14. Randy Stuart, Kelly Hudson and Levi were visiting from Yorkton.

Harvey and Karen Veldhouse of Souris visited with Joyce Heaman on May 12 and had a lovely supper at Wellview Golf Course.

Janice treated the residents for the Royal Purple week on Friday, May 20. Royal Purple week is May 15 to 21.

It’s so nice to be able to get together again for meals and entertainment.