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Ruby McBeth: Don’t miss these upcoming seniors events

'Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings'

Just a heads up for the next two in the Seniors Task Force Micro-Events series. Dinner and bingo will be on October 27 and on November 13 there is a live music performance. Phone 250-785-9697 to reserve a spot or email Savannah at 

The craft night at the Seniors Hall was well attended, and as you will see from the picture, people were pleased with their creations.

Local boy makes good

If you have watched Rust Valley Restorers on the History channel or on Netflix you will have seen Avery Shoaf. He is the smiliest of the main characters and has an impressive laugh. 

Avery grew up on a farm in Cecil Lake and graduated from North Peace. The show is filmed in the Shuswap region and Avery helps to restore old cars. He does a good job of his role and I am sure you will enjoy the show as Lorne and I did. 

Laura Lee Life plans a move

I was sorry to hear that Laura Lee Life is moving to Alberta, but pleased for her to be going to live near her friend Marjo Wheat. They have been close friends since their two boys were in high school here. 

Laura Lee got a degree in agriculture from UBC in 1973 and worked at several places across Canada. It was while testing the milk at “Yogi” Jorgenson’s dairy near Dawson Creek that she met her husband Robert Life. They eventually settled in Aenofield and then later bought land up the highway where they raised their son. 

Laura Lee was active in the Rose Prairie WI until it folded and then joined the Baldonnel WI. She was also a member of the Spinners and Weavers Guild. 

Learning the Lingo

This week’s word is “link.” When you are reading something on the web you will often notice text (words) that are coloured blue and underlined. If you click on this text, it will take you to another (related) site. The coloured word or words are called a link. It is short for “hyperlink.” 

Online wills

The provincial government is making it easier for people to write their wills. Just google “BC government make a will week” to learn about it. There are many resources there to help you. The electronic wills part comes into effect at the beginning of December. 

Quote of the Week

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

Ruby McBeth lives and writes in Fort St. John.