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Maidstone and District News: Junior boys’ volleyball undefeated at Gateway

Outdoor artwork gets a facelift.

MAIDSTONE — Congratulations to Maidstone junior boys’ volleyball team on their gold medal victory at Gateway in Meadow Lake last weekend. They swept the tournament, winning all six of their games and every single one of the 12 sets they played.

Sixteen years ago, in 2006, Joan Smith painted a satellite dish. It was displayed at the Whistle Stop Park rest area across from the hotel where its beauty has been enjoyed by many. Over the years the painting faded considerably, needing repainting, but Joan, who is now 89, was unable to do it. Gill Churn and Heather Chisholm took on the task, returning the painting to its original beauty. Thank you to the town of Maidstone for removing the dish from its pedestal, to Gord Banks for transporting it back to be rehung by the town, and especially to Joan, Gill and Heather for sharing your talent with our community.

Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club held their annual general meeting Oct. 3 at Milleton Hall. Reports were given by members who attended 4-H camp, helped at the Pine Island Suites fundraiser and held a petting zoo at Waseca Days. Elections were held for club executive with the following results: president - Tristan Blyth, vice-president - Kayden Tuplin, secretary - Mickey Blyth, treasurer - Jayce Myer, junior district representative - Jacob Gerlinsky, senior district representative - Isabelle Harbin, reporter/advertising agent/phoning chairperson - Saidai Mosher, photographer - Kyden Rhinehart, general leader - Deiedra Blyth, assistant general leaders - Christine Myer and Mary-Ann Carson. Potential projects for this year include archery, canine, cats, Cloverbuds, crafts, dairy, light horse, outdoors, sheep, vintage cooking and woodworking. The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 7 at Milleton Hall. (submitted by Saidai Mosher)

Maidstone Kin Club runs a “Flocking” as our big fundraiser for Telemiracle. Residents pay to have a flock of flamingos land on people’s lawns. Those people in turn pay (donate) to have the flock removed, and they can then say whose lawn they would like the flock to fly to. We post a picture on our Facebook page of each home with the flock outside and include a clever jest about the flock on their lawn. People enjoy the positive posts on their Facebook for the weekend, have some giggles and the Kin Club earns money to put towards Telemiracle. This year we had the addition of a "live" flamingo, the Turk-Mingo, who posed in all the pictures alongside the flock and just made the whole event more entertaining. Last weekend, we ended up flocking around 75 houses, which was a great success for our group. Funds are still coming in so we’ll let you know the total soon. The Kin Club of Maidstone appreciates the community’s support of our fundraiser and we hope this fun weekend brought a smile to your faces. (submitted by Vickie Bailey)

We’re excited to share some exhilarating news. A female hockey board was recently established for our region. We joined efforts with Hillmond, Maidstone, Lashburn and Neilburg to form a new U9 all-girl team which will be playing under the name of NW Hawks. We’re currently canvassing businesses for sponsorship to help us get on our feet. (submitted by Dustin Ellis)

Our sincere condolences to Eileen Evans and family on the passing of Keith Evans on Sept. 2 at the age of 87 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Keith was a quiet, steadfast man who farmed all his life in the Forest Bank district north of Waseca. With a vast amount of community knowledge, he will be missed dearly. The funeral service will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Forest Bank on Tuesday, Oct.11 at 2 p.m.

The second annual Maidstone Glow Run for Cystic Fibrosis in memory of Aimee Gray-Carrol will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Maidstone Delfrari Park. If you have any questions, contact Marc 780-522-4976 or email marctelenga@gmail.com.

Other upcoming events:

Halloween dance at Maidstone Legion Hall (no minors), Saturday, Oct. 29. Doors open at 9 p.m., dance 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Maidstone United Church Fall Supper, Sunday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Howl’oween Spook’tacular Event for Kids (community treat handouts) – Monday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

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