Sadness and joy are reflected in community life


Miniota By Bev Peel

Belated condolences to the families of Hannah Reid and Kathy (Clark) who were interred into the Isabella cemetery some time ago. 

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Aug. 2, Kyle and Ashlee (Dawson) Gurr had baby Amy Dawn Gurr baptised at the Miniota United Church with Linda Clarke officiating. Amy's Godparents were: Kerrie Gurr and Shad Guibranson. Extended families and some local people were there to witness the event.

Aug. 1, a few Miniota people enjoyed seven musicians outside the home of the Maxwells in Hamiota on a beautiful sunny afternoon, with a slight breeze!

Sincere condolences to all the families of Maude Bryant, Marg Leary, and Jean McKean who recently had their graveside services with interment in the Miniota Cemetery. It is a sad time when friends and neighbours are unable to attend because of the Covid-19.

More toe tapping music was much enjoyed on Aug. 6, under the shade of one huge tree at the Parkissimo Lodge. Music was by Dave Sawatzki on guitar, Sylvia Jewar on accordion and Lorne Pettitt on the fiddle. Then ‘Minnie Pearl’ appeared and did a few gigs with her COVID friendly mop "Harry".

Our deepest condolences from the Miniota Community to Patti Lougheed and family, and to Michael and Leanne, Madison and Keaton Lougheed on the sudden death of their seven-year-old daughter, Emily. She died at the beach in Reston recently from a rare, asymptotic heart condition since birth.

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

What is special about the month of August? We have National Watermelon Day in August, also National Smile Week. August means warm and bright. August birth flowers are the gladiolus and poppy. Gladiolus symbolize strength of character, sincerity and generosity. August's primary birthstone is peridot, also called "evening emerald", said to symbolize strength and healing power. One folklore comment says; “Observe on what day in August the first heavy fog occurs and expect a hard frost on the same day in October.”

 We welcome a new couple who just moved into Evergreen. Harold and Lynda Spring moved here from Pipestone. We trust you settle in well. Harold and Lynda went to Rivers on Saturday, Aug. 8, for their granddaughter Cassandra’s and Jeff King's wedding.

A tornado came so close to Virden this past week bringing heavy rain and hail. Our deepest condolences to those families who lost their beloved youth, they lost so much as a result of the tornado.

Ann Lodder's grandson, Bailey Szwaluk spent an overnight visit with his grandma.

On Sat. Aug 8, Sherald Joynt had supper with her sister Valerie and friends in Elkhorn.

A sentence on our bulletin board in the Evergreen entrance reads, "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." That's very good in a place where most residents care about each other.

Helen Martens daughter Paulina and Troy Primeau of Redcliff, Alta., are camping at the Lyons Campground for 4 days. No doubt where Helen will be those days!

So, enjoy your watermelon and Keep smiling!

Quote for the Day: Happy "is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate,” by William Arthur Ward.                                                                                    


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