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Harvest festival held at hall

The Harvest Festival held in the Leicester Hall and hosted by the Happy Neighbors Club on Wednesday was a huge success. About 50 ladies enjoyed a free potluck dinner, thanks to the club. After the dinner a lady from Honolulu arrived and auctioned off the articles donated by the businesses of the surrounding areas. All left delighted with their purchases and looking forward to next year.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Emma Boyd, Saint John, N.B., on the death of her husband. This has been an especially hard two weeks for her as she was here recently for the funeral of her sister, Lillian Waugh, and also said goodbye to her dog, Maggie, last week. Emma's husband is the last living member of his family as well. The funeral was held on Monday in Saint John.

Mary Ellen Lusby came and spent the night on Thursday night. She was here to help out, as her sister, Vivian, was not feeling well. She also came on Friday after work to help out and get supper. Glad to report Vivian is feeling better.

Mabel Lowther, Oxford, visited on Saturday with the Warwicks. Helen Estabrooks, Brookdale, visited with the Warwicks on Sunday, taking Elda to the Little River Baptist Church in the evening, which was the roll call service with special music provided by the Oxford Men's Club.

Several from this area attended a potluck supper, followed by games at the seniors centre in Oxford on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, John and Vivian Warwick visited with his mother, Ruth Warwick, in Truro.

The Little River Ladies Circle held a harvest supper at the church on Friday evening. We were unable to attend but we sure enjoy the meal brought in to us, which was very good.

Also on Saturday, the United Church, Oxford, served a roast beef supper, which we also enjoy so much.

On Sunday, Helen Estabrooks, Brookdale, hosted a baby shower for the newest member of our family, Emma-Lee Elda Lowther, daughter of Chad and April Lowther, Amherst. Friends and relatives attended from Riverview, N.B., Amherst, Oxford, and surrounding areas. April thanked all for the thoughtfulness and many useful gifts. The hostess, assisted by her sisters, Diane Wood, Mary Ellen Lusby, and Sarah Clarke, and her mother Susan Clarke served refreshments.

Get well wishes go to Barb Lowther a patient in Halifax hospital awaiting tests following a heart attack on Thursday night. We're thinking of you, Barb.

Arden Kirkpatrick, accompanied by Joanne Gaudet, is spending a few days with his brother, Calvin, and Marie in Fort McMurray, Alta. They plan to return to Regina to attend the graduation of Joanne's son from the RCMP.

The Happy Neighbour Club met at the home of Betty Bird on Tuesday morning.

Olive Jackson was a family member attending the early 60th anniversary of Delbert and Lillian Carter in Truro on Saturday. More on this later.

Pat and David Taylor, Sussex, N. B. were weekend visitors with her parents Delbert and Lillian Carter.

Food for Thought: It's easier to do the job right

Than to explain why you didn't.

Organizations: Happy Neighbors Club, Little River Baptist Church, Little River Ladies Circle United Church Halifax hospital RCMP Happy Neighbour Club

Geographic location: Oxford, Saint John, Honolulu Truro Fort McMurray Regina Sussex

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