At Evergreen, social distancing at birthday coffee time


Evergreen Place By Helen Martens  

Irene Rowand had a birthday recently. She had booked the Family Room to celebrate this special occasion with her family. But circumstances changed and it had to be cancelled. A few residents had a little surprise coffee party on March 27. Because of the isolation, the few who celebrated with her sat a safe distance apart, having their cake and coffee. We wish you a happy, healthy year Irene. When this disturbance is over, may you be able to celebrate with friends and family.

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Some here are having hair difficulties with the absence of the hairdresser. By the time she is back we may be looking very shaggy! Saying this, I will also add a thank you to the hairdresser who has been so faithful in coming every week.

We, residents of Evergreen, want to express our thanks to Virden Drugs, Super Thrifty and Co-op Food Store, for all they have done for us to keep us safe, during this time of isolation.

The government is giving us all an extension for income tax completion deadline. Now that is very helpful.


Miniota News By Bev Peel

Linda Clark travelled to Ottawa to spend time with Kevin and Julie Halipchuk and family for the children's school break. She then travelled to Red Lake, Ont. upon the news of her sister-in-law, Kathy Morten's failing health, spending time with Kathy and her family prior to Kathy's death on March 23.  Sympathy is extended to Kathy's three children Mike and Arlene Morten, of Stettler, Alta., Christine and Chris Tougas of Red Lake, Ont. and Bob and Dawn Bisson of Campbell River, B.C. and their families.  Sympathy to Kathy's siblings Ron and Irene Clark of Brandon, and Irene and Jack Bryant, Barry and Dianne Clark, Bob and Doris Clark, and her sisters-in-law Doreen Clark and Linda Clark as well as many nieces and nephews.  Following a funeral service at Red Lake, interment will take place at the Isabella cemetery.

Sympathy is also extended to Sandra and Don Armitage and their family on the death of Sandra's dad, Dave Heise, at Birch Lodge in Hamiota, March 29.  Our thoughts are also with Sandra's mum, Marg and her siblings Allan and Carolyn and their families.

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush," (from Chicken soup for the Soul).

The creeks have been running for maybe a week, but things have really dried up, with very little run-off.

Nice to see all the different species of birds that have arrived. Even some flies on these very nice spring days.

I'm sure there will be lots of happy dogs here in town that have their families home to spend time with and have them out for walks, which is good for everyone.

We welcome Lorne and Darlene Williams to Miniota, having moved here from Redvers, Sask.

Thinking of all the people who are alone, couples or families that are shut in at these trying times because of COVID-19. Please bide by the safety rules.

"No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side."

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