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Royal Purple serves dinner. Miniota lights Memory Tree


Evergreen Place

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By Irene Rowand

A few people have moved to different homes but recently we have had new ones come in – Joyce Braybrook, Janet Cross, and Elise Delorme.

The Royal Purple Ladies served a delicious Christmas supper with all the trimmings on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The lounge looks nice with the decorations and tree.

Not much activities going on but some of us play games in the evenings. We have a birthday party coming up: Verna Pennycook, Carol Gabrielle and Joyce Braybrook, and on Saturday evening we will have a Christmas party.

From the Evergreen to all of you, we wish you a very merry and blessed Christmas.


Miniota News

By Bev Peel

Senior Exercises have been taking place in the Miniota hall on Mon. between 10:00 and 11 a.m. with Kaelynn Hayden as the instructor. Classes will start again Jan. 7.

Piano and voice Recital took place in the United Church on Dec.11 with many children taking part with Susan Martens as their teacher.

The Memory Tree light up service was held in the United Church on Dec.12 which included the reading of names in memory of loved ones, along with the Blue Christmas. Refreshments followed.

At the NCHL Miniota-Elkhorn C-Hawks hockey game against Shoal Lake, Dec.14, held on Miniota ice, the action paused to observe a minute of silence in memory of Susan Poppel. Susan gave years of dedicated service as Treasurer for the Miniota Elkhorn C - Hawks. 

Four Generation Peel family skate at the Miniota Rink on Dec.16 was enjoyed by Murray, Trent, Jaelynn and Brantley for his fifth Birthday with an age difference of seventy-four years!    

Nicole Peel enjoyed a weekend in Winnipeg for a break from teaching her Chinese children English over Skype.

Have you thought about giving a genuine heirloom for Christmas? The history committee of “Echoes from the Past” has extra copies available. This edition covers the histories of the communities of the former R.M. Of Miniota: Arrow River, Beulah, Crandall, Isabella and Miniota. It also outlines the amalgamation of the R.M. of Miniota with the R.M. of Birtle to form the Prairie View Municipality. 

Floods, blizzards, crops/harvests, schools, museums, businesses, recreational activities, many photographs and family histories all together make a wonderful read for all ages. There are 553 pages of great information from what was known (since 1884) as the R.M. of Miniota.

To buy a copy, check with the RM office in Miniota or Birtle.

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