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Card tournament enjoyed

Julia Borzel stopped by to visit Marilyn Smith on her way back from St. Walburg, where she visited her mom. Sunday, Ted Kennedy of Lloydminster visited with his mom, Theresa Kennedy.

Winter birds spotted by other watchers

We are once again experiencing some lovely weather with temperatures just below zero and no wind. I mentioned that winter birds were not abundant up until now.

Under the B

Bingo was played at Maidstone Drop In Centre Jan. 5 with very few attending due to another seniors' event being held at the same time. Margaret MacEachern did the calling as we played only half as many games as usual.

Auxiliary hosts card tournaments

The Maidstone Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary held a cribbage and kaiser tournament Jan. 22 at the local Legion Hall on Main Street. The turnout was not as large as hoped for, but those who attended enjoyed the event.

Skating rink offers exercise venue

It is good to know Waseca skating rink has been in operation since the end of December. The rink is available to families and individuals who are interested in making skating a part of their exercise and recreation activities.

January departs on a cold note

January has passed quickly and is going out on a cold note. We have been fortunate not to have had the storms that have plagued some other parts of Canada. The plus temperatures we experienced last week have made walking treacherous in some places.

African drums unique learning tool

Exam week for Maymont Central School Grades 7 - 12 students was Jan. 24 to 27. Report cards will be sent home Friday, Feb. 4. A professional development day for staff was held Jan. 28. Semester two begins Monday, Jan. 31.
Traditional jigging works to raise the roof

Traditional jigging works to raise the roof

A performance of Métis traditional music and dance is coming to the Battlefords Thursday, Feb. 10 with all proceeds shared by the Raise the Roof CUPlex fundraising intitiative and Métis Child and Family Services.
Why I'll never be a mechanical engineer

Why I'll never be a mechanical engineer

Moving to the Battlefords, I left a lot behind in Alberta, including a boyfriend. Since we decided to tough out the long-distance thing, I visit him every chance I get.

4-H club busy

Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club held a fourth general meeting Jan. 3. The meeting began with the pledge, followed by roll call, then members listened to the minutes from the last meeting before hearing the treasurer's report.
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