Miniota News By Bev Peel
Congratulations to grandpa Wayne Poppel, uncle Jeff, aunt Ashleigh, Mason, Emmett and Noah Poppel on the birth of "Cassidy Wyatt Pollard" on August 13, 2020. She was 8 lbs. and 9 oz., 20 3/4 inches long. Congratulations to proud parents Kathryn (Poppel) and Brandon Pollard of Lloydminster! Also, to big sisters Riona and Quinn.
The Miniota Community are wishing all the teachers and children a safe start at school starting September 8. Also, to the nervous parents! "Be patient enough to live one day at a time, let yesterday go and leave tomorrow until it arrives."
“Children Learn What They Live”
If a child lives with criticism, He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame, He learns to be guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement, He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness, He learns justice.
If a child lives with security, He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to have love with the World.
The community welcomes Sheila Kokorudz to Miniota, from Shoal Lake, who is living with cousin Faye (Lelond) Campbell in her new home in Miniota.
We also have a new resident living in the Stowe duplex basement suite.
Get well wishes from the Miniota Community to Bob McKenzie who underwent heart surgery in Winnipeg on August 31. "Begin each day with a grateful heart."
Ed. Note: The popular poem, “Children Learn What They Live” was written by Dorothy Law Nolte in 1954. https://www.childrenlearnwhattheylive.com/
Princess Lodge By Bernice Graham
It has been a fairly quiet week, now that code orange (COVID-19 restriction) is here, and especially with wearing masks almost constantly when we are out and about. But when we are inside, our homes we need to do something besides read and pray, and so maybe getting back to baking (now that it’s cooler weather) is a task that can be quite rewarding and shared with our friends. If we are in the mood for baking something like muffins or cupcakes that can be baked in baking cups and do not need to be handled with our hands, then we can share them with a few friends even while social distancing with a cup of coffee, or else can give them to those who are having a difficult time.
We welcome our new neighbour, Sherald Joynt, who has made her home with us at the Lodge.
A famous quote about love by Katherine Hepburn, “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.”
Evergreen Place By Helen Martens
September is a wonderful month. The weather is not as hot as it is in summer and the air is getting brisk. Summer is left behind as the anticipation of Autumn is near. This is the very reason why Autumn has been my favorite season of the year. I agree with "Peggy" who said, "Ah, September. You are the doorway to the season that awakens my soul."
The Labour Day long weekend is upon us. It is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievement of workers. Labour Day in Canada originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay.
Since last Sunday some more restrictions have been laid on us. We cannot step out of our suites without
wearing a mask. Happily, we are allowed to take them off to drink coffee in the Common Room.
There's not too much news from Evergreen this week. However, Joyce Braybrook had a visit from her son, Sid Braybrook, last Wednesday night, Aug. 26. It sounds like they had a super meal.
Wendy Lelond, of Miniota, visited Vern and Margaret Rollo on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Since we still can't have the Virden Book Club meet at Evergreen, we will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Lions Campground. Two of the Evergreen residents are members of the Club, although it is open for anyone to join. So, Lions Campground, once again, here we come!
By the time this newspaper is out, everyone will have probably planned how they want to spend the weekend. Every day we make memories so let's make it a September to Remember.
Quote for the Day: "Deep conversations with someone who understands you is everything. If you find someone who does, don't let them get away."