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Poured acrylic art focus of one-day workshop

Mayfair News: Cowboy church has resumed in Rabbit Lake
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Each piece of poured acrylic art has its own flair.

MAYFAIR ‑ I wonder how many Canadians will be in a rush to pack and drive across the border to the United States as the government announced Nov. 8 is the anticipated day for many snow birds. With COVID-19 still rampant some might be a little leery to go. This has been long-awaited news although one had no problem to fly.

Cowboy church has resumed in Rabbit Lake. Rev. Rick Martin presides over the services that are held in the community hall the first and third Fridays of the month.

Acrylic paint pouring classes are scheduled for Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Rabbit Lake library at a cost of $30. From experience, I know every painting has a different end result and those results are eye catching. It took mine at least three days to sit undisturbed in the hot desert Arizona sun to cure the paint. For more information call 306-841-7079 or contact the library.

Oct. 15 was a special day for Linda and Jordan Wiens of Battleford as they welcomed a nice addition to their family. Former Mayfair area farmers Michael and Debbie Thompson are the proud grandparents to this bouncing baby boy. Congratulations to all.

Ministry of Highways and contractor crews are diligently working before freeze up. In the past two days I encountered a stretch of highway being widened south of Richard and in between Chitek Lake and Leoville. In fact, construction has been ongoing for the last two years north of Spiritwood and Chitek. Many large culverts have been dug up, replacing the old rusty ones, with widening of roads in some places and trees brushed down and cleared away. This enables drivers more wildlife visibility, especially when night driving.

Trick or treaters will probably start a little earlier as Halloween is on a Sunday this year. Many little ones will not notice vehicles as they hurry across the streets, so motorists please be observant and slow down. One can purchase illuminating strips, which can easily be seen at night, to put on the costumes. I wonder if some parents will not let their children go door to door to strangers' houses with COVID-19 so rampant in our province. Have a safe happy Oct. 31, everyone.

The RM of Meeting Lake, located in Mayfair, will be reviewing and consider amending a bylaw governing farmers' animals roaming at large and posing a danger to others, especially when on and near well-travelled roads. The next RM meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov.10 in the office boardroom. The current bylaw states: action to be taken to restrain animals and all costs incurred is the animal owner's responsibility.

Usually, the nice fall weather is an excellent time to check and repair fences where necessary. This past month has given gorgeous outdoor temperature but it's the wind at times that makes it a little uncomfortable. I find wearing my COVID-19 mask provides relief to breathe better when outside.