Seniors enjoy delicious luncheon

A big thank you to the United Church ladies of Stratton for the delicious luncheon served the seniors on Jan. 9. Thanks also to Glen Hart and Ramona Smith for the entertainment.
Ramona played accordion for years with her family at the Blackhawk Hall dances when she was young—and she still can get people up to dance.
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Upcoming activities at the Stratton seniors’ centre includes a Valentine’s appreciation tea Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. by the Catholic Women’s League.
On Feb. 20 at the centre, the Mennonite Fellowship Church ladies will serve a luncheon at noon, with a program to follow. March 20 will feature a potluck at noon, along with a speaker on diabetes prevention.
Then on April 17, a regular potluck will be held at noon, with the election of officers to follow (you have plenty of time to consider standing for office).
Please mark these dates on your calendar!
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The Pinewood Church supper will be held Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for youth aged 13-18. Kids 12 and under are free.
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Dancing at the Brink Center in Baudette goes this Friday (Jan. 31) from 7-9:30 p.m. to Kelly’s Band from Roseau.
The next dance at the Emo Legion is slated this Saturday (Feb. 1) from 8 p.m. until midnight, with Glenn, Bill, and Wayne providing the music.
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I spent last weekend in Thunder Bay with my daughter, the Abey family. There’s no snow in Thunder Bay.
This week, the Abeys are holidaying in Orlando, Fla., returning on Sunday.
This cold spell seems to be all down the continent. Relatives in St. Cloud, Kansas, and Florida also report cold weather. The smudge pots will be going in the orange groves!
There’s not enough moisture in Kansas for the fall grain, while the freezing temperatures are affecting water lines and sewers in the St. Cloud area—not to mention some in this district’s due to the lack of snow cover.