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By Bernice Graham

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David Greenlay of Leduc, Alta. spent last week visiting with his mother, Ethel Bowles and his sister, Donna Everett while attending a family reunion and a pre-birthday celebration for his mother, on Nov. 4. Family came from Brandon, Melita, Elkhorn and Kipling, Sask.

On Nov. 9, Darlene McLauchlan visited with Ethel Bowles.

We look forward to a speedy recovery for Hazel Wadham and Dawn White, who are in the hospital.


Miniota News

By Bev Peel

Belated get well wishes to Hollis Stewart, who is recovering from a fall that broke her leg. She is in the Virden Health Centre.

A few relatives attended a graveside service on Oct. 29, at the Miniota cemetery for the late Mary (Nygaard) Baskerville who died July 24, 2018 at Prince George, B.C. Condolences to Tim, Anne, Darryl and Dawn.

Larry and Janet Walker attended the church service at Calvary Temple in Brandon on Sunday morning Nov. 4 to witness the dedication of their two great-grandsons, Gage and Caden, sons of Jerrett and Stephanie Rewerts. Other family members were grandparents, Alan and Janine, Colby and Melanie Walker, Walter and Lacey Lavallee and their daughters Rilynn and Emersyn.

Several parents and grandparents attended the Birdtail River Fine Arts Speech Festival at Hamiota on Wednesday, Nov.7. Many children from the Miniota school took part.

Sympathy from the community to Gordie and Beth Allison, Janet and Mark Canart and families on the death of their mother, Emma Allison from Elkhorn. Several from the Miniota area attended.

Blaine and Troy Peel from Brandon are enjoying some deer hunting in the Miniota area.

Last weekend, Dorothy Argue’s daughter Dianne Perchaluk visited her at Parkissimo Lodge in Miniota. On Tuesday, grandson Nathan Argue from Edmonton also visited Grandma Dot.

The Miniota School Students and Staff are to be commended for the meaningful Remembrance Day service at the school on Nov. 9.  Many community members took the opportunity to attend this service.

It was wonderful to hear the Miniota Anglican Church Bells being rung at 5:00 PM on Sunday, Nov. 11 to mark the 100th Anniversary since the Armistice.

Bev Peel from Miniota will be receiving Miniota news for the Virden Empire-Advance newspaper, since the passing of Susan Poppel. Please phone Bev Peel with your news. Or drop it off, thanks.


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