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Mayfair and District News: Seeding making rapid progress

Spiritwood hosting a folk festival Aug. 30 and 31.

MAYFAIR — Too much precipitation? Not enough? The rainfall has varied within a few miles. Rain gauges do not lie. Whitkow-Mayfair area did not receive any snow. The temperature did dip low but if there was frost in the low areas it was not a big problem. Few farmers are finished seeding but by the time this paper comes out, some will have had. The weatherman reveals warm weather for the next week. Yahoo. Perhaps more grass can get mowed and garden seeding completed.

Congratulations to local farmer Kyle Woloshyn and his partner Gillian Harris on the birth of a baby girl named Aliana May 18. Proud grandmothers are Darlene Woloshyn and Gillian's mother Dorothy Harris of Ontario. Great-gramma is 95-year-old Olga Woloshyn in North Battleford.

This past weekend Mayfair's Creative Corner organization was pleased with the interested crowd who came to support the following vendors: Joanna Roth author of children's books, massage therapist and reiki practitioner; April Lafreniere selling Farmasi Skin products /makeup and cinnamon buns; Mary Werezak Tupperware; Shelly Esakin tea towels, dish cloths and pot scrubbies; Julie Prebushewski homemade jams and condiments; Elaine Woloshyn baking and plants; Gail Adamus crochet stuffed characters (which certainly had the children's attention); Heather Welsh plants and good condition garage sale items; Dora Brown large assortment of bedding plants; local library with books and baking; and the hall an assortment of kitchenware. Many hungry people sat with their lunch amongst much laughter and visiting.

Belated birthday wishes to 93-year-old Doug Grigor formerly of Mayfair. Doug is a resident of Idylwild Senior Citizens Lodge in Spiritwood. Wife Alice resides in Mayfair and helps extensively with fundraising for seniors' activities.

The small hamlet of Whitkow will be seeing some action next weekend. The Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Ascension of Our Lord will have Father Leonid Malkov officiating the divine liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8. Potluck lunch and visiting local cemeteries are to follow the service. Included in the cemeteries are Kindrachuk, Demyon and Glasslake. For more information please call Raymond Ewanchuk at 306-971-2658

A new imaging system is currently being installed at Spiritwood and District Health Complex. The Saskatchewan Health Authority advises service is limited to X-ray emergencies only until July 16.

Also in the busy town of Spiritwood, a folk festival is scheduled for Aug. 30 and 31. More pavilions can still be added. It is on a smaller scale than ones in cities but a good weekend of traditional ethnic food, costumes and music. Mark your calendars for an upcoming fun weekend.

A free weekend for anyone wanting to take in the "Taste of Culture" held on the Battlefords exhibition grounds this weekend June 1 and 2. There will be much action with music, market vendors, and fun kids’ activities, food trucks and more.

Leoville and District has its popular history book titled "After the Dust" online. One can search and purchase by going to their website and typing in "After the Dust." History books are a great source of names from generations ago and are interesting to read.