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Princess Lodge By Janice Simpson
Editor’s note: Apology to Janice Simpson, we missed running this portion of her news last week. Princess Lodge July 29 news
Richard Magatiaux from Medicine Hat, Joanne and Allan Benedicton from Winnipeg, Ed and Laura Magatiaux from Kenosee Lake visited with their mum, Irene Magatiaux on the weekend of June 26.
Addie Young, accompanied by her daughters Kathy and Dororthy, visited with Charmaine Rainey on July 4 and 5. She also saw a lot of the residents she had not seen for a long time and had a good visit.
Sympathy to Irene Magatiaux from the residents on the passing of her brother. Also, sympathy to Gwen Charney and Audrey Watters for the passing of their sister Kay. Sympathy to Lucina Decroliere family for the passing of Lucina.
Joyce Heaman and Norma Millar of Bradwardine motored to Nipawin Sask. on July 5 for a few days with Marilyn Kinnear and Calvin Dion.
Janice Simpson and family had their Christmas gathering at the home of Wayne, Marie, Drew and Aaron Simpson, along with Wayne and Lori, Randy and Kelsey Hudson. Lexi Stuart from Yorkton. Troy, Catherine, Ben, Logan and Kennedy from Virden, as well as Gordon. Lisa, Melissa and Lucus were there as was Jason Sheane and friend Hanna from Winnipeg. There was 22 of us. It was so good to see them all.
Ray Everett of Brandon visited Grandma Bowles on Wednesday, July 13.
Princess Lodge Aug. 5 News
Myrna Driedger of Lorette, Man. has been visiting her sister Grace Watson in Elkhorn and her brother Len Collier in Princess Lodge.
Murray Welch of Rocky Mountain House, Alta. visited with his mother Alene Welch during the past two weeks. They went on several day trips to visit friends and relatives in Brandon, Strathclair and Hartney; a wonderful time.
Janice attended the celebration of Susan Thompson on Sunday. The music in the park on Thursday night is very enjoyable. I play cards on Monday and Wednesday afternoon, and on Friday nights. Everyone is welcome to the New Horizon. Janice had a lovely visit from Marjorie Tapp on Tuesday afternoon.
Charmaine Rainey spent a few days in Brandon last week visiting with Kathryn and Gary Massina.


Miniota News By Linda Clark
A warm welcome to Joey and Mallory Sheane and their sons Shaye, Kael and Reese who have moved from Elkhorn to their new home here in Miniota.
Elizabeth Hargrave and children Hudson, Alec, Savannah and Isabelle were here to visit with Edward and Beth Lelond. The children enjoyed their swimming lessons at the Birtle Park, and they attended the wedding of Duncan Lelond and Jennifer Cousins. Beth Lelond returned to Walsh, Alta. with them for a visit.
Congratulations to Travis Sheane, son of Delmar and Sheila Sheane and Chloe Hayward, daughter of Brad and Tricia Hayward of Virden who were married on the top of the Peel Hill on July 30 with the celebrations taking place at the Miniota Community Hall.
Here to visit with the McKean families and attend the Sheane-Hayward wedding were Jim and Debbie Forsyth and family members Krista Forsyth and son Justin Hobbs, Darrell and Sheralee Forsyth from the Morden area, and Craig, Kaley, Avery and Bennett Miller, Oakbank; Darcy McKean and Michell Dubusshere Lee, Portage la Prairie; Tyler McKean and his friend Je Veragara from Winnipeg; and Jason McKean, Portage; Marty, Amanda, Kalli and Kinley McKean, Rocanville Sask.; Patti McKean Stewart, Moose Jaw Sask.; and Richard and Grace McKean, Lloydminster Alta.  
Steven and Amber Young, Ashby and Violet were here from Quebec to visit with Steven’s parents, Jim and Lin Young, and siblings Nick and Mandy and their families.
Congratulations to Aiden Lewis who is a member of the Midwest U15 team and his coach Trevor Lewis on their win at provincials in Brandon. They will now head to Estevan Sask. for the Western Canadian Finals on Aug. 19-21. Good luck Aiden and team.
Summer is flying by. The hay crops have been wonderful, and farmers are trying to beat the many showers we have been having. 
“Be happy with what you have, while working for what you want.” Helen Keller


Evergreen Place By Helen Martens
 Hello! Aug. 1 was Terry Fox Day. Terry was born in Winnipeg in 1958, so Manitoba is one of the five provinces to name a day in his honor. It was after Terry was diagnosed with bone cancer and was forced to have his right leg amputated six inches above the knee, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He ran 26 miles a day, but after 143 days was forced to stop because cancer had appeared in his lungs.
Terry's last words before he died were, “I wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try. If I don't finish, the Marathon of Hope must be continued." He ran 5,375 kms and raised $24.2 million dollars for cancer research during his run, from the East Coast of Canada to Thunder Bay, ON.
Coming home from the Lions Campground one day I met two city workers fixing the big holes in the street right behind my parking spot at Evergreen. Thankyou! What a difference that has made for me and others here.
Our sympathy with the Patterson family for the loss of Ross Patterson. We, at Evergreen, often saw him here and he was always ready to stop and chat. He will be missed.
Harold and Lynda Spring spent a day at Elkhorn Western Weekend to watch their great grandson play in the ball tournament.
Jim Milne and Darlene went to Yorkton on Friday, July 29 to visit relatives.
Michelle Gabrielle visited her mom, Carol, this last weekend.
Michael Campbell attended his nephew, Griffin Campbell's wedding in Winnipeg on Saturday, the 30.
Paulina and Troy Primeau of Redcliff, Alta., were camping at Lions Campground July 28 to Aug. 1. I have often said it's my favorite place in Virden, so enjoyed my days with them there.
I wish everyone great times with family and friends the rest of this summer.
Quote for the day: “When friends enter a home, they sense its personality and character, the family's style of living - these elements make a home come alive with a sense of identity, a sense of energy, enthusiasm and warmth, declaring, ‘This is who we are, this is how we live.’" - Ralph Lauren