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James Marshall to run against county councillor Joe Gendre

A new voice might be beneficial to the Erskine district: Marshall.

Pat Kelm

Erskine Enquirer

James Marshall of Nevis has been approved to run against Joe Gendre in the coming election in October. He is thinking that a new voice may be beneficial to the Erskine district.

I was interested in the 2016 census for Erskine and get asked many times what the population is here. So as of 2016 there is a population of 282 living in 122 out of 134 dwellings. That is down from numbers in the past because at one time the population was 302.

The first knitting meeting of the season will be on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Seniors Centre. This club is for hand knitters, machine knitters, crocheters and cross stitchers. All are welcome to attend.

Francien Verhoeven will begin giving painting lessons again beginning on Monday, Sept. 11. She will teach kids from ages seven to 12 on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Adult classes will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Anyone wanting more information can call Francien at 403-741-5977.

Summer holidays is sadly coming to an end and school will be back in on Tuesday, Sept. 5. There will be no changes to the teaching staff at the school this year.

The meeting about dealing with skunks was very well attended. One very good idea is that if you suspect you have skunks on your property, place some flour down so that tracks will be left so you will know for sure.

There will be a scrapbooking retreat at the I O O F Hall in Erskine from Sept. 15 to 17. All scrapbookers and cardmakers are welcome. If you need more information please phone me at the post office at 403-742-0604 or Sherry Marshall at 403-742-0602 in the evenings. Registration is necessary so we know how to plan meals.

The first crib playing will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Seniors Centre. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be a senior to join in. There are games played on Thursday evenings; free coffee and cookies are served on Fridays at 10 a.m., with Canasta on Friday afternoons.

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