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Woodworth Senior Services calls for new board members. Princess Lodge enjoyed entertainers and Miniota ball season is in full swing.
Sheep are enjoying spring grass in May 2022, in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth, south of Kenton, Man.


Kenton By Karen Anderson

Woodworth Senior Services Report for May 29.

I hope that you were able to enjoy the May long weekend. The weather sure was great after the changeable weather. April had the two spring snow storms so it did make another late spring. However, it dried up well and now rain is needed.

There was a risk of frost on May 19 and there were a few reports of frost in the area. Now it’s turned hot with a high humidex reading. Smoke in the area has made the air quality poor on some days. Locally there is the risk of grassfires now that is so dry.

A lot of the seeding of fields is done with beans and canola left to plant now.

The WSS Social Club continued on Tuesdays for all of April. ‘500’ and other card games were played. The WSS Social Club Windup and Senior Spring meal was held May 9 at Brierwood Creek Café & Grill. The menu was roast pork dinner with a choice of apple or butterscotch pie for dessert. The meal was followed by a Fraud Awareness session by Greg Facey, branch manager for Oak River, Kenton and Hamiota Fusion Credit Unions. The slide presentation was very informative. Questions and discussion followed the presentation. The refreshments were courtesy of Kenton Fusion Credit Union. We hope to have a follow-up session in the fall on the latest scams.

The regular foot clinics were held April 13 and May 25. Foot clinics are scheduled usually every six weeks.

The WSS Annual General Meeting was held on April 24 at the Council Chambers Room of the LUD/RM Office in Kenton where annual reports were presented.

The WSS Board Members and Positions for 2023/2024 are: President - Bob Good; Vice President - Phil Graham (Past President); Secretary - Beverley Bennett (continuing as Secretary, appointed in December when Irene Draper resigned) Treasurer - Margaret Sangster.

Board member: Mike Ramsden

Woodworth Representative: Bob Good

Kenton Lion Representative: Phil Graham

Kenton Legion Representative: Mike Ramsden

Harding District: Beverley Bennett

Shiloh District: Margaret Sangster

Needed: Representative for Lenore District and Kenton (town)

Resource Coordinator: Karen Anderson

There should be eight board members. There is a great need for new members for the WSS Board in order to continue the work of the WSS in the community.

Karen Anderson, WSS Coordinator and Colleen Elliott, volunteer as back up for Victoria Lifeline, attended the Victoria Lifeline Workshop at the Clarion Hotel in Brandon on April 26th. This was the first workshop (not zoom) since 2019.

WSS was part of the Kenton Town Wide Yard Sale on Mat 27. The funds raised will be used for the WSS Social Club and other programs during the year.

If there is interest, Chair Yoga with Deanna Grant-Weisberg will start in May and continue into June on Tuesday mornings at the Kenton Hall. Please watch for poster or notice on electronic Board at RM Kenton office.

It has been great to see the return of many regular events in the area-spring suppers, craft sales, town wide yard sales, and the High School Rodeos.

Thinking of those who are ill, taking treatments or having surgery now or next month.

Karen Anderson, Resource Coordinator, WSS

Princess Lodge By Janice Simpson

Our entertainment on May 25 was Frank Keller and friends - Arthur and Debbie. Very enjoyable evening.

Joyce Heaman’s visitors were Gwen (Joyce’s daughter), Clayton and granddaughter Claire Blodgett from Missouri. Joyce enjoyed their visit. They will be returning to Missouri on Monday, May 29. They visited with Judy and Blaire Rowan Kidd from Miniota, and Norma and Stan Millar of Bradwardine.

Mike and Susan from Surrey B.C. visited with sister Laura Heinrichs, a lovely visit.

Gayle Chappell from Calgary visited with Les and Bernice Graham on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday they all went to see Tim and Heather and family at Rocanville for a barbeque.

The May birthday party was held on May 30, with Janice hosting. May 31 was coffee and 50/50 morning.

Miniota By Linda Clark

Summer fun is in full swing with many a ball game being played. Miniota held their annual youth ball tournament on May 28 hosting 5U, 7U, 9U, and 11U teams from Hamiota, Minnedosa, Birtle, Russell and of course our home town teams. Lots of action and the Miniota Community Centre provided the concession booth.

Sunday saw many at the Miniota Golf Course for golf lessons. 

Larry Walker and Bob Gardham enjoyed a bus trip to Minneapolis to take in three Blue Jays games.

Don and Phyllis (ne Kelly) Deutsch of Blackfalds, Alta. visited with many in the area. 

Ron and Vicki Bryant and many of their family from Manitoba attended the wedding of their granddaughter Rachelle Selke to Carson James at Watrous, Sask. on May 27. Rachelle is the daughter of Susan Bryant Selke.

Gerry and Dorothy Gow had their grandson Luke Rogers, his fiancé Raquelle and her son Declan visiting them from Flin Flon. Chris and Lindsey Raupers and family and Sheldon Doole joined them for a visit also.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller



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