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Evergreen Place by Helen Martens

Halloween has come and gone. Ninety trick or treaters came for treats, including Joyce Braybrook’s son and his family all in costume. It was nice to see parents also in a variety of costumes bringing their children. The residents had their own Halloween party later with pumpkin pie and ice cream.

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Our Evergreen family has grown. We welcome Bert Webb who moved in this past week.

Rose Hi-Eagle is back, having spent a few weeks in the hospital. Her daughters from Winnipeg and North Dakota have been her support.

Pauline Primeau of Redcliff, Alberta, visited her mother Helen Martens for a few days.

We had our own flu shot clinic in October with a pharmacist from Virden Drugs.

Visitors are always appreciated. Verna Pennycook had relatives Roland Vane and Bea Storm of Brandon and Oriole and Art Veldhuis of Winnipeg visit her this past week.

Several of the Evergreen residents attended the community Remembrance Day service at the Aud Theatre.

Quote of the Week: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” –Jimi Hendrix

Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham

Nov. 8 news: The Newman nephews and one niece from Edmonton visited and shared with Ken and Jean Wardle the 100th birthday of John Newman at the Westman Nursing Home on Oct. 19, 2019.

Our sympathies to the families of Lorraine Pollock who passed away.

Nov. 15 news: Joyce Heaman and Norma Millar visited at Red Deer with Marilyn Kinnear and Calvin, and then attended a sewing retreat at Calgary, returning home on Nov. 4. Chyril Shurvell and Ray from Edmonton visited with them while in Red Deer.

The Grahams visited with Tim, Heather and family and Dennis and Joan Hack of Rocanville to celebrate the grandchildren’s birthdays on Sunday.

Miniota By Bev Peel

Sympathy from the Miniota Community to Jon and Deanna Hawtin and family in the passing of a friend in Kingston, O.N.

Speech Festival was held at Hamiota last week with a number of children from the Miniota school taking part.

Congratulations from the Miniota Community to Kyle and Ashlee Gurr on the birth of a baby girl, Amy Dawn, on Nov. 5.  

A Remembrance Day Service was well attended at the Miniota School, Friday, Nov. 8 with all the children taking part. "See the Poppy" Kindergarten, Gr. 1 and 2; "We Remember" Gr. 3 and 4; "When November Comes" by Anil Anthony Pinto, Gr. 5 and 6 class. "In Flanders Fields" by Lt. Col. John McCrae, Gr. 7 and 8 class.

A very moving presentation by Warrant Officer Jon Hawtin was given about his life of 22 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and explained what each medal was received for. 

Quote of the week: "Grandfather had a farm, his son has a garden, and his grandson has a can opener!"

 

 

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