Celebrating the season of Advent

By Lorrie Dyer

In preparation for Christmas, Rivers United Church continues to joyously celebrate the season of Advent. Because of the many people who generously supported Ten Thousand Villages when they came to our church last month, they made more than $1,000 in sales!

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Plumas UCW prepares for Christmas, wraps up 2014 meetings

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The Plumas UCW met on Nov. 20 for their regular November meeting and the annual meeting. The meeting was chaired by president Norma Watson who opened the meeting with a reading on November 11.

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Rivers Chamber to break for Christmas

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Although an official quorum for Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce is 10 members, that portion of their bylaw also states “a majority of members present will be competent to perform acts done at the meeting.” This clause enabled the nine members who attended the Nov. 26 meeting to conduct some business.

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Grant furnishes hall in Kenton

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Woodworth Senior Services (WSS) held an open house at Kenton Memorial Hall on Nov. 18. Employment and Social Development provided a grant of $23,286 through New Horizons (a seniors program) for new tables and chairs in our hall, which we are very proud of, and for the installation of Wi-Fi Internet service. Additional purchases were five laptops, a laptop charging station, a laser colour printer and a smart TV.

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Around the house

By T. Waite

On Nov. 29 and 30 Rivers Curling Club hosted the Golden Gals district playdowns. These ladies must be over 60 years of age, with the exception that the lead must be over 55. This was done because of the shortage of women over 60 who still curl.

Winning our district was Lynda Draper of Virden and Linda Wilson of Hamiota. These teams will represent this district at the Golden Gals provincials, which are also being held in Rivers! Golden Gals provincial curling will run March 9-12 and there will be 16 rinks coming from all parts of Manitoba. Plan to come out and cheer them on!