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Good turnout for cemetery cleanup


A good crowd turned out at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in North Branch for the cleanup on May 26, followed by coffee and lunch at the community centre.

Thanks to those who already donated to the grass mowing for the cemetery and community centre. Please remember to donate.

  •  • • The Neilson family held their annual reunion noon potluck on Sunday, May 20 at the North Branch Community Centre, with about 20 people attending.
  •  • • Condolences to Clara Elliot’s family. She passed away last weekend at the Rainy River Health Centre. The funeral lunch was served at the North Branch Community Centre after interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
  •  • • Sympathy also to Wesley Williams and family on the death of Peggy, wife and mother. Peggy taught school at North Branch during her first years of teaching while her twin sister, Marjorie, taught school in Dearlock.
  •  • • Florence Watts and her daughter, Elaine, flew from Winnipeg to California to visit Elaine’s daughter, Carla, and James Kanter and baby, Sydney, for a week. They had the pleasure of babysitting Sydney while her dad and mom made a trip to Florida.
  •  • • The Stratton United Church is serving a Father’s Day supper June 17 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children five to 12, and free for those under five. It will be held in the new Centennial Hall.
  •  • • The Stratton Centennial Hall was the scene for a lovely baby shower for the Williams twins last Saturday (June 2). They were recipients of many beautiful gifts.
  •  • • Moe and Joyce Henry paid a visit to Thompson, Man. to attend a wedding and visit old friends.
  •  • • June’s schedule for dancing at the Brink Center in Baudette is as follows: Kelly’s Old Time Band (June 8) Frontiersmen (June 15 and 22), and Sindelir Band (June 29). Dances run from 7:30-10 p.m. In related news, tickets are being sold all summer on a country cottage drop leaf table and four chairs (wooden), which were donated to the Brink Centre by Otto of the Furniture Factory. Tickets cost $1 each.
  •  • • The Emo Legion dance is set for this Saturday (June 9) from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music by Glen Hart, Wayne Flatt, and Bill Wepruk, who is back playing accordion after knee replacement surgery in Thunder Bay.
  •  • • If there was a contest for who has the most army worms, I’m sure I would have a good chance of winning!
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