Miniota Donor's Choice a success; Evergreen pulls a funny

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

May is gone and June is here, Wonderful this time of year! Today as I write it is June 6th. This was posted on Facebook today:

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          D-Day 6th of June, 1944

              The Longest Day

            Upon the 6th of June

           Remember them with pride,

             Men from many nations

           Fighting together side by side.

             Let us never forget

             Their bravery and sacrifice.

             We may have our freedom

              But they paid the price.


I had the privilege of being one of the 75 vehicles in the drive-by parade for Virden resident Les Downing on his 100th birthday. I had been delivering Meals on Wheels last summer and had good visits with Les Downing. I am sure you have read about his memories of D-Day in last week’s Empire-Advance. Thank you, Les, for your service for your country. You are one of many who paid the price for our freedom.

Our Evergreen birthdays for June are Phyllis Gompf and Ed Milne. The birthstone for June is the greenish blue Alexandrite. It is a very rare stone found in Sri Lanka, East Africa and Brazil. Many good wishes for a Happy Birthday from all of us here at Evergreen.

We used to have very good evening entertainment once a month for the resident's birthdays. We enjoyed having Leona Joseph numerous times. Leona, we send you our love and sympathy at the passing away of your husband, Ross Joseph.

After having been the manager at Evergreen for 21 years, Sherald Joynt has decided to retire. She has been a hard worker, always there for any of our needs or wishes. I want to say a personal thank you to you, Sherald. You may be leaving, but I have gained a friend.

Someone had posted this invitation on our whiteboard, with no signature. Kind of exciting! A party now in this pandemic? Certainly not, no one was invited! What added to the humor of the invite was what someone had added underneath, also with no signature!

One day, soon we hope, the residents will be able to get together in the Common Room again for coffee. Till then, let's keep our chins up and encourage one another.

Quote for the Day:

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny." -  Lao-Tze

Miniota News by Linda Clark

Miniota–Arrow River Donor’s Choice treasurer Donna Gardham reports a successful canvas for 2021.

 Donations received were as follows: Cancer $1894.34, CNIB $569.38, Red Cross $726.18, Kidney $833.00, Child & Family Services $522.34, MS $726.18, Diabetes $1235.78, Arthritis $836.92, Alzheimer $959.42, Crohns/Colitis $682.08, Compassionate Friends $244.02, Heart $1375.92, Lupus $559.58, Lung $481.18, Hamiota District Health Centre Foundation $633.08, Miniota Municipal Services for Seniors $1087.80, Miniota & Area Foundation $2506.84, Miniota Handivan $804.58, Miniota Municipal Museum $767.34 for a total of $17445.96.

No campaign was held in 2020, but this year’s donations saw an increase by $1487.64 over 2019 donations. The work of the canvassers and the committee is appreciated by the community.

Greetings are being extended to Murray and Bev Peel on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 17th. Happy anniversary on the occasion of this wonderful milestone!

Sympathy is extended to Leona Joseph, Justin and Cody on the death of her husband and their dad, Ross Joseph of Elkhorn. Sympathy also to all family members of the Joseph and Ross families.

Linda Clark visited with Lily Bowles at the Elkwood Manor, Elkhorn this past week. Lily is doing well following breaking her hip this winter.

This week’s quote: “Do all the good you can by all the means you can to all the people you can as long as ever you can.”  -John Wesley


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