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January Birthday party at Miniota Drop In


By Bev Peel

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Miniota Drop In Centre celebrates birthdays on the third Wednesday of each month with invitations by phone call, but anyone is welcome.

In January, games of floor shuffle were played following the Birthday cake at 9:30 a.m; the Miniota Drop In Center has coffee and visiting at 9 a.m. then floor shuffle until 11:00 a.m.

Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. cards or games are played.

Twice a month Beulah hosts their cards and games day at the Miniota Drop In Center, which began Jan.1. Everyone is welcome to any of these events in Miniota.

Dorthy Argue attended Blair Magotiaux's eighth birthday party on Jan. 17 at Elkhorn. Dorthy also got to meet her new great grandson Jory Lee, son of Angie and Deverin Stonehouse, who was born on Jan. 8, 2019.

Also belated congratulations to grandparents Randy and Ollie McKean, Darwin and Donna Stonehouse, great-great-grandmothers Jean McKean and Dorthy Argue, Grace Watson and Francie Stonehouse on the birth of Jory Lee Stonehouse, a little brother for Blair.

Another busy weekend at the Miniota Rink, Saturday, Jan. 19 the Pre-Novice team hosted their home tournament that included teams from Tri-Valley, Birtle and Hamiota. Despite the cold temperature the kids had lots of fun.

This weekend was also the mixed bonspiel with Dawn Flannery rink winning first place, Murray Foster rink in second place, Doug Heaman rink in third place, and Todd Brown rink in fourth place. 

The Miniota Novice hockey team will play Birtle, Wednesday, Jan. 23 and again on Monday, Jan. 28 against Tri-Valley. Next bonspiel is our Men’s and Ladies’ that will be held February 8-10. Mac Lelond and Loree Gardham are taking entries.


By Paulette Wiens

Kenton will be busy with an upcoming bonspiel; meals will be available at the Kenton Rink.

Deepest Sympathy from the community and surrounding area is extended to Gerry Vollmer(Hamiota) on the loss of his wife Louise (Rouse) (Jay) Vollmer and to Louise’s sons David (Brandon) and Ross (Kenton), and to their families.

The community also extends sympathy to the family of Helen Finnie after her recent passing, to her children, Frances (Vaughn) Wilson and Jon (Caroline) Finnie, their family and extended family.




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