Princess Lodge, Evergreen and Miniota share Thanksgiving news


Princess Lodge By Bernice Graham

Pauline Benson of Princess Lodge is proud to announce the birth of her new grandson born to Kershawna and Justin Wall - a boy, Jude Andre.

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Janice Simpson had a surprise visit from Gordon and Lisa Sheane; also Melissa and Lucus from Winnipeg. Janice was at Wayne and Lori Stuart’s for Thanksgiving supper. Janice is enjoying the Oil Caps hockey – a very enjoyable outing.

The Grahams enjoyed Thanksgiving with Tim and Heather and family from Rocanville.

We hope you all had a good Thanksgiving as we all have much to be thankful for in Canada; even though this is a different way of life this year, but we still have been blessed.

Here is a different turkey joke now that we are in the World Wide Web era: What did the turkey say when he bumped into the farmer’s computer? Google, Google, Google.

Miniota By Bev Peel

"A thankful heart enjoys blessings twice, when they're received and when they're remembered."

On Oct. 6, Kevin and Kay Lelond, Shiela (Lelond) Kokorudz and Faye Lelond rode in a side - by - side to the top of "Mount Elsie", the highest hill on the south side of Highway 24, south of Arrow River. They reported a spectacular view seeing as far as the Beulah grain elevator to the northwest, the pine trees at Ted Morton's to the south. Gorgeous countryside and the area close to the hill is also breathtaking!

At the end of September Brad and Stephanie Cole hosted the "Briercrest Men's Hockey Team" on their property for a team building event. Twenty-one players took part in an outdoor exercise, setup and instructed by Edge Fitness Trainer, Jon Hawtin, where the players in groups of four or five had to navigate through the Assiniboine Valley with a compass and then take turns leading and instructing various tasks at each check point. Sonny and Dianne Black of MurCe Aerial used their drone to get video footage of the day for the players to have as a keepsake.

The day was finished with a pig roast that the players had cooked in a pit all day. It was a great experience for everyone and the players really enjoyed the beauty of our Assiniboine Valley.    

Congratulations from the Miniota and Arrow River communities to Corey Gardham and Trisha Guay on their marriage, Saturday, Oct. 10.

" Love doesn't make the world go round, but it certainly makes the ride worthwhile.”

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

Greetings to all readers.  Did you have a good Thanksgiving celebration?

There was an article in last weeks paper called "Thanks Living". I liked that. I hope you have all read it. Thanksgiving Day, as such, is over for this year but Thanks Living continues every day. I have used the phrase "An attitude of gratitude" many times. It goes well with Thanks Living. Let's be thankful for small things, for the kindness of others and for the good life we have. The good life exists only till we want a better one. Something to think about.

Vern and Margaret Rollo spent Sunday, Oct. 11, in Miniota.

Harold and Lynda Spring had a family Thanksgiving meal at their daughter’s place in Pipestone.

Michael and Jennifer Wile celebrated Thanksgiving here at home, at Evergreen. They enjoyed their special meal of Shepherd's Pie.

Westman Communication is sending out a rep from Brandon tomorrow, the 13th, to check complaints about problems in this area. Some Evergreen residents made phone calls to Westman and they are responding.

Bert Webb's family came from Edson and Bonnyville, Alta., to have Thanksgiving with parents Bert and Nola, and other Manitoba family members.

On Sunday, the 11th, Irene Rowand went to her daughter Faye HiEagle’s for Thanksgiving dinner, with her children and grandchildren.

Sylvia Heslip had Thanksgiving dinner with son Lorne and Marie, and other family members on Sunday.

Eileen Price enjoyed her Thanksgiving supper with Noreen Baskerville in Elkhorn. Noreen's daughter Wanda Brown of Winnipeg was also present.

I was invited to a family turkey dinner dinner at Jason and Michelle Nykoliation’s in Elkhorn on the 11th. 10 people were present.

For those people who like turnips at special family meals, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, here is a good recipe:

Turnip Casserole- compliments of Margaret Rollo

  • Peel and cut your turnips into chunks, boil, drain and mash them.
  • Mix: 2 cups mashed turnips, 1 tblsp. brown sugar (or to taste), 2 tblsp. margarine or butter
  • Place in a casserole, add a dash of pepper and salt, 2 beaten eggs, and 1 cup soft bread crumbs. Cover with more bread crumbs.
  • Bake at 374 degrees for 45 minutes - covered half-time, then uncovered. (You may substitute yams for turnips.)

Quote for the Day: " Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have."  - Unknown

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