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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn

Please, for everyone’s sake, follow all directives from both government and health departments to stay home, self-isolate and self-quarantine. You can save lives. Take this time to enjoy the awakening of nature, catching up on your honey-do lists, relax, and enjoy this down time. Happy Birthday wishes to Mackenzie Wray on March 26th, and Terry Taylor on April 2nd. Sincere condolences to Ross and Jean Short on the passing of Ross’ brother, Jim Short who passed away on March 24th, in Lindsay, at the age of 97. Interment will be at a later date. Condolences also to Wyn and Wendy Hughes, on the passing this week of Wyn’s brother, Kingsley Hughes, in Wales. Condolences also to Bert and Glenda Hutcheon on the passing of Bert’s brother, Manny Hutcheon, in Ottawa on March 29th, at the age of 87. Sincere sympathy to all families Sunday services and events at Seagrave and Greenbank Churches have been suspended indefinitely. We will resume when our Health Officials permit gatherings. In the meantime, Minister Stephanie is recording Sunday services and mid-week prayer sessions at, our weekly news blast, and on our website at There are volunteers to pick up groceries or prescriptions. If you would like pick-ups, personal prayers, or a visit with you remotely or virtually during this time, please feel free to contact Minister Stephanie at 905-718-8086 or This is the fifth week of Lent. Conversations and Consolation…a situation without hope. Or is it? God summons us beyond the here and now. The redeeming love of God reaches into the depths. Let us journey through the shadows towards the light. In Jesus’ name. Amen. The Lions Club is selling lawn and garden fertilizer in 55 lb. bags for $30. To place your order contact Don at 905-985-3595, prior to April 26th. The Park Board is hosting an Earth Day and Pancake Breakfast on May 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are looking for environmentally based vendors at a cost of $20. All proceeds go to park and hall improvements. They will also be collecting used clothing and small household items. Contact Dianne at If you have news for this column, e-mail Jean at the following address: or Barb at 905-985-8383 or

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