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Mayfair and District News: Americans establish outfitting operation in the village

Haunted forest to open near Meeting Lake Regional Park.

MAYFAIR — The cool gusty winds are drying out the swaths which is needed after the couple days of showery weather last week. Most farmers are still toiling away in our district trying to complete harvest. The demanding autumn jobs will get completed sooner or later. Apparently, the weather forecast is sounding promising so let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Our community welcomes the Flemings from Sonningdale who moved last winter. At busy times he is a hired man for a elderly Whitkow farmer. We are glad to see the vacant houses being purchased.

Two Americans purchased the former senior citizen housing complex in Mayfair. I personally met the co-owners, Jeremy Washington from Alabama and Cody Frazier from Tennessee. Their business name is Broken Oak Outfitters and they own two nearby zones for geese and duck hunting. Jeremy indicated their camp can house 16 hunters and next week it will be full with people from Costa Rica. This is encouraging as Mayfair hamlet was dwindling in population. Best of luck in our area and local people will always be helpful if needed. Their busy time is approximately six weeks in the fall.

I attended a junior boys’ volleyball tournament Saturday in Medstead to watch my oldest grandson play in a six-team event. Mrs. Walker was the coach for the Maymont team and was pleased at the effort the Grade 7, 8 and 9 boys put in, although not winning many games. While there, I noticed a poster indicating Medstead Library will be holding a Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Medstead Community Hall. Vendors will be selling crafts, food, gifts and other items. To book tables please call 306-342-4988.

Last Tuesday saw many local women at Mayfair s library for the bake/produce sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There were six vendors selling homemade relish, fresh farm eggs, honey, beautiful floral arrangements, baking and garden produce. A big seller were the eye-catching flowers in different colours arranged by Ruth Bilanski. If one ever has questions about plants, Ruth is the lady that can answer them. Librarian Teresa Toews indicated this will be offered the third Tuesday of every month. Mayfair hasn’t really had much happening since the pandemic so this is a nice outing. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Linda and Marvin Price and family members at Meeting Lake are hosting a fourth annual Halloween haunted outdoor forest in their farm yard. The dates are as follows: from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 and 30; Oct. 1 and 8; and kids’ day Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. with weather permitting on all of those scheduled dates. Admission is by donation with proceeds to local charities. The Price farm is located one quarter of a mile north of Meeting Lake Regional Park entrance. You will not be disappointed as to the array of spooks, goblins and a bunch of scary Halloween related stuff!

Congratulations to the following excited and happy Mayfair people on the birth of two baby girls. Great-grandmother Lorena Lafreniere’s grandson Dalton (Jess) of Lashburn added a new addition, now making three children. Proud grandparents are Wade and Wendy Lafreniere also of Lashburn. Cheryl and Kolin s daughter Becky (Daniel) Bezmutko of Hafford gave birth Sept. 19 naming their second child Emerson Rose. On the Bezmutko side, grandparents are Joanne of Hafford and Andy of Moose Jaw.

All Saints Catholic Church mass in Mayfair, effective Sunday, Nov. 6, will be changed to 10:30 a.m. rather than 8:30 a.m. Parishioners please take note of this important change.

A list of some fall suppers in our area: Saturday, Oct. 15 in Rabbit Lake, admission $15 for adults; village of Speers, Wednesday, Oct. 19, adult admission $17.50; Marcelin community hall, Sunday, Oct. 16, adults $15; and Leoville fall supper, Sunday, Nov. 6 with price unknown as of now.

This warm weather is putting a smile on many peoples faces, although one usually needs a warmer jacket for in the evenings. We should be thankful every day for the abundance of food amongst other important things that keep our living standards high, not just celebrating Oct. 10, the traditional Thanksgiving Day in Canada.

This story has been updated to correct information about the Christmas Bazaar in Medstead.


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