MEOTA — The crops are shaping up nicely and farmers are hoping to dodge the hail storms that are prevalent this time of the year on the prairies. With hot temperatures, thunderstorms develop quickly. Hot means families are enjoying time at the campsites whether it be a great distance or nearby.
Playing an instrument has always come naturally for 92-year-old Clara Olson, who resides in a care home. She plays by ear on the piano and her small accordion. Many are tunes she sporadically plays from her younger years. Clara’s father was a gifted musician as were most of her siblings, who entertained at local functions in the Medstead area years ago.
Neighbours Stephen and Leanne Cherwinski along with their children, grandkids and the daughter who lives the farthest away, Carla and Kelly and family of Calgary, had a great summer vacation at Waterhen Lake. They’ve been doing this for a number of years. In order to book a cabin and trailer spaces one has to book a year in advance.
Wishing Sharon and Peter Babiy many more happy years together as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 8. They have farmed east of Mayfair for 50 years together, but Peter was farming prior to meeting Sharon.
Warnings are out for blue-green algae on open bodies of water, particularly in lakes people are splashing around in. Experts say algae can even present itself as pinkish-brown, so it’s best not to get in contact with it. If so, a thorough shower is required.
Proud Whitkow grandmother, Cathy Gagne, attended the wedding of Dalton, her grandson, to Jenelle Youst of Maymont July 9. Dalton is the son of Joe and the bride is the daughter of Richie and Gina Youst. The wedding took place at Rustic Nine, the golf course northeast of North Battleford.
My friend told me about acts of kindness three young girls engaged in while camping at Meeting Lake during the two weeks of swimming lessons. They must be artistic, because they would search for certain size rocks, design and paint them ready to eagerly go door to door selling them. With the money earned, children camping and swimming nearby got to go to the concession and enjoy small treats compliments of these artists. What amazing adults these children will grow up to be as more acts of kindness are needed in this turbulent world.