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Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham

Kay Cross’ sister from Hartney visited with Kay and made a quilt for her as a belated birthday gift.

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Gary Bowles of Elkhorn was a recent visitor with Ethel Bowles.

Bill and Shirley Simpson of Estevan visited with Hazel Simpson.

Marilyn Kinnear and Calvin spent some time with Joyce Heaman en route from Windsor, Ont. to Red Deer, Alta. recently.

Weekend visitors with Marge Tapp were Vic and Dolores Van Leewan of Airdrie, Alta, Colin Van Leewan of Calgary and Karen Naumiuk of Winnipeg.

On June 5, Joyce Heaman had Grace Watson of Elkhorn and Myrna Dreger of Winnipeg visit with her.

The residents were entertained on Monday afternoon with the clogging dancers followed by a delicious lunch provided by the United Church ladies.

Miniota News by Bev Peel

Linda Clark traveled to Red Lake, Ont. last week to be with her sister-in-law, Kathy Morton, who is suffering from heart problems.

Linda also performed the funeral service for Kathy's step-daughter, Shelly Bisson, who was killed in a tragic plane crash. Other relatives that traveled to the funeral were: Barry and Dianne Clark, Miniota; Bryon Clark, Vancouver, B.C.; Katrina Clark, Brandon; Doreen Clark, Miniota; Kevin Clark, Dauphin; and Julie Halipchuck, Winnipeg.

Thinking of Clare Clark who is a patient in Hamiota Hospital and wasn't able to attend the funeral.

Recent visitors with the Brad and Del Cole families, and with Tricia and Jeff Lelond of Miniota were Gasper Kosec and Lara Zeleznik of London, Ont. Originally from Slovenia, they are currently experiencing life and work in Canada. They especially enjoyed hiking and quadding in the Assiniboine Valley.

The annual fundraiser for the Miniota Golf Club hosted an 18-hole golf tournament on Saturday, June 8. In spite of a cloudy, cool and windy day, 22 foursomes took part. One foursome's ages added up to over 300! The day ended with a supper of ribs and chicken cooked by Ross and Crystal Howard and an auction.

Sunday, June 9, the Miniota Minor Ball Tournament started at 10 a.m. with sun, clouds and of course, wind. Teams: two Miniota 4&U teams; 7&U Hamiota, Birtle, Miniota; 9&U two Miniota teams vs Birtle, Hamiota; Mosquitos – Miniota/Hamiota vs Virden; Pee Wee – Miniota vs Hamiota; last game at 5:30 p.m.


May 31 news should have read: Robert and Brenda Still, congratulations on a 40th anniversary, not 50th!

Also missed: Grandma Grace Watson, great aunts and uncles that attended Curtis and Tiffany’s wedding. (Sorry about that.) Please email me news:

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