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Princess Lodge, Miniota and Kenton happenings

Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham

On June 14, Sheila Crofton and her mother Mary Maxwell of Brandon spent the afternoon and supper with Ken and Jean Wardle.

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Barry and Donna Kinnaird of Cochrane, Alta. and Dana, Kaitlyn and Ryse Kinnaird of Calgary were recent visitors with Marge Tapp.

Last Wednesday afternoon, the residents enjoyed the country-western songs of Butch Fleury with popular songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s which most of us grew up with. This was followed by a light lunch.

Quite a few of the residents took in the Canada Day celebrations with the parade at noon and the entertainment continuing at Victoria Park, plus the fireworks at night.

Tim and Heather and family from Rocanville visited with the Grahams on Canada Day and we all took in the parade and park.

Addie Young’s daughter Kathy visited here for a while.

Miniota by Bev Peel

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A Two Creeks School cairn meeting was held recently to make more decisions on the upcoming dedication of the cairn on August 11. Over 200 bricks are needed to be cleaned and a form for the cement base to be ready for pouring of the cement.

Miniota School Awards day was held at 10:30 a.m. June 25 with 70 students taking part and many parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles attending. Congratulations to all! Do have an enjoyable summer holiday and thanks to all the teachers for all their work over the year.   

Congratulations to all the Birtle Grade 12 graduates, six of whom were from Miniota.

Sympathy from the Miniota and surrounding areas is extended to Doreen, Kevin and Darlene Clark and their families in the passing of Clare Clark on June 26. A very large crowd attended the service in the Miniota Hall with sister-in-law Linda Clark officiating. Also sympathy to Clare’s siblings: Kathy, Ron, Irene, Barry, Bob and all their families.

Larry and Janet Walker visited over the weekend with Melanie and Jarrid Crichton of Lorette, Man. They enjoyed getting acquainted with their new great-grandson, Asher William James.

July 1 was celebrated at Arrow River with ball games for all ages followed with a cold plate supper in the hall. Then, fireworks in the evening followed by another welcome shower of rain. 

Kenton by Paulette Wiens

On a beautiful sunny Monday, the Canada Day festivities started in Kenton. Canada is 152 years old this year. A pancake breakfast was held at the Kenton Memorial Hall at 9 a.m. put on by Harding 4-H Pony Club.

At 10:30 a.m. people gathered at the hall to purchase poker hands for the Kenton and Area Lions Club car rally and received a questionnaire to fill out. Everyone had a good time going around the different spots on the route to answer the questions on the questionnaire. Some people said it was a very scenic drive (so I heard). There were 129 hands sold, winners were: Clayton Canart, Barry Green, and Bev Westwood. The questionnaire prize was won by Barry and Gwen Green.

There was a kids’ fair at the Kenton Bandstand from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kenton Legion patio was open. A deep pit barbecue pork and beef supper was put on at the hall where the Harding Agricultural Society held an auction following supper, selling off the left over roasts and supper items with the money going to Harding Ag Society. Entertainment started at 7 p.m. after the activities of the day were finished.

On behalf of the Kenton Community, I, Paulette would like to extend deep appreciation for all those who took part in making Canada Day in Kenton a big success. Without all of you, it would not have taken place.

Congratulations from the community to Leith Corney on her retirement from Canada Post. Kristen Neufeld will be taking her place as the next postmaster.

Watch around town for the poster about Jenelle’s Fudge Cancer concert coming soon. Enjoy your summer everyone!

 

 

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