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By: Purple Grove Women's Institute
February 11, 2018

Sympathy of the community is extended to the family of Nina MacDonald/Bushell, and to Helen Godfrey Riehl on the death of her husband, Reg, formerly of Saltford. Mary Anne Kukoly visited with Helen, Sunday, in Goderich.
Congratulations to Diane and Arnold Clifford who celebrate their 40th anniversary this week. Family and friends gathered Sunday to wish them the very best.
Simon and Jan Logtenberg of Dungannon visited with Jim and Fran Farrell Thursday evening last week. Visiting over the weekend with her grandparents, was Danica Farrell of Holstein.
Everyone’s looking forward to the Ripley Winter Carnival weekend coming up. Safe travels and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!


The February meeting of the Purple Grove Women’s Institute was held at the home of Fran Farrell. President Deanna Scott opened the meeting with a Valentine’s reading from an old public school reader that was very current. 

The Scripture was read by Janet Nixon. The Roll Call – a concern you have for Canada – brought forth some very interesting ideas. These ideas included: United States-Canada relations, our children’s future, the use of drones (good and bad) in the farming context, local employment, the legalization of marijuana, Bruce Power’s plans, and many others. 

Secretary Fran Farrell read a letter about fund-raising to donate to the research on Lyme Disease being done by the University of Guelph. The District Director’s meeting will be held March 1 in Chesley. 

Diane Clifford then had a ‘show and tell’ about recycling wool clothing into warm mittens, and she brought two “I Spy” quilts for children. Christine Roberts mentioned the need for absorbent fabric for another project.  

The program was then turned over to Janet Rhody, the convener. She had the ladies complete some contests that had them really scratching their heads, and some fun games. 

The meeting closed with the singing of "O Canada."

Then the serious business of catching up with friends’ news took place over lunch which was provided by Mary Anne Kukoly and Christine Roberts. 


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