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Skunk problem in Erskine

The Medicine River Wildlife Center has been invited to give a talk on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.

Pat Kelm

Erskine Enquirer

There has been a significant increase in the number of skunks in and around the Erskine area. Because of that, the Medicine River Wildlife Center has been invited by the Naturalists to come to Erskine to give information on how to deal with them in the wild and the backyard. The meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Waverly Club Rooms. As a point of interest, they will also be bringing a de-scented skunk with them. Everyone interested is welcome to come to this meeting with their questions and concerns.

There will be a shower and stagette for Lareina Anderson, bride-elect of Jason Caswell, on Saturday, Aug. 12th at 2:30 p.m. Please come to Group Site A at Rochon Sands and wear your best plaid.

The Erskine landfill has increased their hours and now include Sundays. It is open on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. This gives everyone a chance who are cleaning their yards to dispose of their garbage.

The Erskine Seniors invite anyone interested to free coffee and cookies on Friday mornings at the Seniors Center at 10 a.m., followed by canasta, played there in the afternoon.

Erskine annual “Floats and Flicks” will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 and the Recreation Board is looking for volunteers to help with this event. If you are able to help please phone Mark Higgins at 403-742-5191 or Sherry Marshall at 403-742-0602 in the evenings. There will be a parade first and are always on the lookout for more participation.

Don’t forget the Erskine Flea Market running from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There are lots of interesting things to be had.

As I write this, we are getting a nice gentle rain which is much needed. Hopefully it will keep up for a couple of days.

The summer is flying by so quickly, but I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend.

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