Couple celebrates 25th anniversary

Congratulations to Dave and Rose Sharp on their 25th wedding anniversary. The family actively participated at the service at Our Lady of the Way Church in Pinewood to celebrate the occasion this past Sunday (Sept 1).
The couple renewed their vows during the service.
Music was by Bernie Schulzki and his family, with Bernie and Danny playing acoustic guitar, Christine on piano, and Sonya on flute featured “Ave Maria” beautifully.
A lunch complete with a decorated cake, along with coffee and juice, was served in the basement hall afterwards.
We wish Dave and Rose many more happy years together.
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My sister-in-law, Bernice Morford (nee Bottenfield), of Leavenworth, Kan., celebrated her 97th birthday in August. She came here in 1913 with her parents, W.H. Bottenfield, mother, Ota, and brothers, Murl and Ray.
Having gone to high school in Iowa, when she was 15, she was asked to teach school here at North Branch and did so for a time until a qualified teacher was found.
She and her American veteran husband, with eight children, left here and moved to North Dakota in about 1939.
She is in a private seniors’ residence now but is still able to get around with the aid of a walker and look after her personal needs. Not many left who will remember her.
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Minard and Ruth Haney were back visiting in the area recently. Sorry I was out when they called.
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Colen and Trish Neilson enjoyed the company of her sister and husband, Carol and Steve Osbaldeston, from Georgia for about 10 days in August. Then nephew Jonathon Merchand visited them for about 10 days.
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Bev and Joe Kozachenko drove to visit family in Atikokan on Saturday, returning on Sunday.
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Old-time dancing at the Brink Center in Baudette this Friday (Sept. 6) will feature music by Kelly’s of Roseau from 7:30-10 p.m.
The next dance at the Emo Legion is slated Sept. 14 starting at 9 p.m., with music by Glenn, Bill, and Wayne. Last Saturday (Aug. 31), Doug Kilpatrick took Bill Wepruk’s place with the accordion.
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Stratton seniors are having a luncheon served by the Mennonite ladies on Sept. 12 at noon. Entertainment will be singing by schoolgirls from Stratton and Barwick.
Hoping to get more card players as the summer season winds down.
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The Canfield family held a reunion on the August long weekend at the Canfield estate on Black Sturgeon off Redditt Road. About 150 plus attended.
The place has a long beach and there were a lot of activities to enjoy. Relatives came from British Columbia, Minnesota, Manitoba, and Ontario.
Peggy Rahn and her daughter later visited relatives in this area.
Her son, Johnathon Huitika, visited grandma and others in Barwick and Finland, while staying with relatives in Rocky Inlet and Fort Frances, before returning to Nanaimo and school last week.

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