Not feeling festive yet

I was thinking how I wasn’t feeling much like getting into the Christmas spirit—and was blaming it on finances, job security, and all the challenges of life when, in fact, I think it might just be the weather!
The little bit of frost we had in our yards has disappeared over these past few days, so out will come the “red rim radials” (rubber boots) and the messy dog tracks in and out of the house.
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Last week I attended a leadership training session in Thunder Bay, sponsored by the Ontario Cattlemen’s Association, with a great group of people from both the Rainy River and Thunder Bay districts.
I was somewhat skeptical about attending since my deadline to be finished at the Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS) is fast-approaching, and I’ve done a fair bit of this type of training in the past.
But let me tell you, it was well worth the time! I certainly came home with some new ideas and thoughts—and even more important was the growth I saw in others!
The speakers were wonderful and they did not let us down by bringing this training session to the north.
If you ever get a chance to participate in a session with David Hartley, I highly recommend it.
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The Rainy River Hereford Association is hosting its annual meeting next Friday (Nov. 30) at the Stratton’ Seniors Centre.
The association will supply the meat while the rest of the meal is potluck.
A social time will begin at 6 p.m., with the meal being served at 6:30.
Everyone is welcome!
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I had a note from Ang Haw reminding everyone to get involved in the “Farmers’ Bonspiel,” which is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Stratton Curling Club.
If you would like to register or need more information, give Neil a call at 483-1167 or 275-6826.