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I have been out and about slightly more this week so I will try to recreate what I have discovered.

First of there is always crib at the senior’s hall on Ellis Street on Tuesday evening (sometimes I go) and guess what happened - Hunter Gordon got a 29. Now how often does that happen? In some lives never. Wow, congrats Hunter.

Walking Club stopped into Popeye’s on Monday night as Bob was there so wanted to see what he had on offer. This is in the front entry of the Journal Building.

A lot of supplements for those who work out as well as those who don’t. He convinced some of us into trying his green stuff and I was pleasantly surprised, had a slightly minty flavour.

I hear someone say ‘What did you expect? It was green.’ He has plans for the rest of the space as well but I will let him tell that.

Oh, I went to the information event in Wentworth the other Saturday.

Clear cutting I thought I understood reasonably well and I wanted to see if they had an idea of how to stop people doing it on private land.

I thought that was what I would hear. No, a lot of information about the reasons for clear-cutting, and I had no idea what biomass was and I was suitably shocked as should everyone be.

That is scary stuff and this is too small a province to support that.

The whole tree, roots, trunk, branches and leaves all go in the chipper and basically fine wood fiber comes out the other end and a transport trailer load takes it to the burner and that burner processes 60 loads a day.

Think about that for a minute. What an inefficient way to produce electricity.

And another little tidbit of info...arsenic is a byproduct of gold mining. Do you want that in the water? I think not. I was amazed by the things I did not know and I considered myself reasonably well informed. Apparently not, but I am now.

A crew of us mature ladies attended the Wednesday Soup Kitchen at the Nazarene Church and had a nice lunch and gab fest and we made a donation so they can keep it going. There was a good crowd there.

Jam Friday was fun. Kathy and Brian were there and hadn’t been for a while - Evange and Ruth as well along with some of our regulars.

We missed our drummer as he had the flu and was kind enough not to share. We all appreciated that but he will be all better in two weeks we hope.

The planning for the poetry event is really coming along. We have a great list of names of participants and I am collecting ancestor poetry as well.

Mark your calendars for April 21 and 22. Going to be a great time with food and a few chuckles and you will be surprised at some of the poets we have found. I am enjoying this immensely. I think everyone else will too. Going to be a bang-up weekend.

The next big event is March 10 for International Women’s Day at Oxford Capitol Theatre starting at 1 p.m. Watch for posters and there might even be a blurb on 107.9. See you all there.

That’s all for this time. Remember to call me if you have something you want in. I might be lucky and remember it.

Eleanor Crowley writes a column for the Oxford area for The Citizen-Record

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