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Miniota News
Congratulations to Jodie and Owen Thomas on the birth of their daughter Emma Lenore born on November 4th. Emma is also welcomed by her grandparents John and Barbara Lynn Hodgins, Miniota and Edmore and Ruth Thomas of Birtle, and by her great grandma Vi Joseph of Virden and by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Get well wishes are extended to Bill Armitage who is a patient in hospital.
We send best wishes with Faye Campbell in her new home at Killarney.
Following Remembrance Day 2021, I wonder if these words from Amanda Gorman’s poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ for the inauguration might be appropriate once again. “We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace, and the norms and notions of what is just, isn’t always justice. There is always light, only if we are brave enough to see it. There is always light, only if we are brave enough to be it.”
Evergreen Place By Helen Martens
Hello to all the readers of Empire-Advance.
We see many people wearing a red poppy these days. Other than that they are quite striking, there is a purpose in wearing them. It comes from the poem "In Flanders Fields" written by Canadian author John McCrae, in 1915.The first two lines say, "In Flanders fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses row on row...."
This poem came to symbolize the sacrifice of all who were fighting in the First World War. But why the poppies? Because the poppy was one of the only plants that grew on the otherwise barren battlefield. The red poppy is a symbol of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. To many, Remembrance Day is the most unforgettable day of the year. By wearing a poppy, we are showing our thankfulness for those who have given their lives for freedom.
We have had a wonderful Indian Summer. It is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in October or November. One reference says it does not occur until after the first killing frost. That is just how it happened. The exact origin of the term Indian Summer is uncertain, but it did not occur anywhere in print till 1794.
We have five birthdays in November here at Evergreen: Harold Spring, Pat Marshall, Phyllis Janzen, Anne Lodder and Sandra Nash. The birthstone for November is topaz. It symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer strength and intellect.
Vern and Margaret Rollo went to Miniota for supper yesterday.
Harold and Lynda Spring watched their great-grandson play hockey in Reston this past week.
We lost two residents this last week. Michael Wile passed away in the Brandon hospital on Monday. Rick Jones passed away on Tuesday. Both had moved here from different parts of B.C. during the pandemic. Our condolences go out to their respective families.
On Remembrance Day many loved ones will be thought of who have gone on before. 
Quote for the Day: "If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them." - James O'Barr