Busy rinks and 4-H Clubs

Kenton by Paulette Wiens

The Harding 4H Horse Club held their Communication Evening in the Kenton School on Tuesday evening. The club organized in September 2018 with Pam Lowe Bond and Charlene Mathison as club leaders, Leah Obach as main lesson instructor, and 11 members who all participated in public speaking or visual presentations. Everyone did a great job!

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In intermediate public speaking, Danika Smith placed first and Rudy Bond second. In junior public speaking, Hudson Bond placed first and Boden Bond placed second.

Avery Routledge did an interesting Cloverbud Visual Presentation and Gracie Johnston also did a very interesting presentation in the junior visual.

Judges for the evening were Candice Tolton and Rilla Hunter. They presented their comments and encouraged all members to present their speeches and visuals again in school classes or wherever there were opportunities. All the subjects were very interesting and well done. Winners will go on to the Area Communications. 

Bill Gray has passed away. Deepest Sympathy from the community to Cindy (Gray) and Ken Routledge and family; Dallas and Judy Gray and family on the loss of their father; and to all the extended families.

Miniota News by Bev Peel

It was another busy weekend at the Miniota Rink as we held the Miniota Skunky Dozen rec hockey tournament and the Men’s and Ladies’ Bonspiels. 

Six teams participated in the hockey tournament with Reston defeating Kenton to win the A-Side and Miniota defeating Birtle to win the B-Side. 

Winners of the Men’s bonspiel: Bob Gardham rink winning 1st place; Doug Heaman rink in 2nd place; and Cory Gardham rink in 3rd place. 

Winners of Ladies’ bonspiel: Anesha Heaman rink winning 1st place; Loree Gardham rink in 2nd place, and Joan Gurr winning 3rd place.

This weekend, the local kids take part in hockey, curling and figure skating.

Miniota Minor Hockey Day starts Friday evening, Feb. 15 and continues on Saturday morning.

The 4-H Fun Bonspiel is on Saturday, Feb. 16 with all 4-H members invited to participate as well as kids aged 8-21. 

Sunday, Feb. 17 the Miniota Figure Skating Club will be performing Disney on Ice “Under the Big Top!”. After the figure skating, a delicious smorg supper will be served.

Later Sunday, in play-off hockey, Miniota-Elkhorn C-Hawks will host the Foxwarren Falcons in Game Two of best of three, in the Quarter Finals for the NCHL.

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