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This report is being written almost a week before some of you may read it so who knows what the weather will be like then. Right now most of our snow has gone and the snow showers we had all day melted as quickly as they fell. There is still no reprieve for farmers anxious to get in their corn crop. My friend Gloria Gorman and I spent Monday afternoon at the Roxy, viewing the movie “Midway”, a very exciting war movie about a part of the WW2 not often talked about. Naturally, it was about the US army. Ted Barris could tell us whether our Canadian soldiers, airforce etc. played any part in this series of combats, mostly fought from the sky over sea, following the Pearl harbour assault. Our sympathies to Barb and Tony Peck and family in the passing of Barb’s mother Lee Stephenson. I never met the lady but Barb often spoke of her and her independent spirit, fighting to stay in her own home. Congratulations again to young Mackenzie Moore, who rode off to become the 2019 National Barrel Horse Association high point Thoroughbred winner on Clyde. Clyde was born in 2004, and was a racehorse before becoming a barrel racer. They are an unstoppable pair! Best wishes to Jennifer Neveu-Campsall and husband Scott on their first anniversary. Jennifer, as usual, has planned the Pine grove Christmas service for Tuesday, December 3rd at 7 p.m. Bella Nove will bring special music and Carol Gibson’s music is always very special, never more so than at Christmas. Artspace is a relatively new venue in the township, situated on Sandford Road, at 236, west of the village, an art and craft exhibit will take place. On November 29th there will be an Open House from 3 to 8 p.m. with live music. It will again be open for viewing on November 30th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on December 1st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Below please find the coming events for the coming weeks and mark your calendars. This is a very busy time of year and many events involve copious amount of food. What a temptation! Please support your community events. Sundays in December – Joint Service at Sandford United Church, 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 26th at 7 p.m. will be our next Official Board meeting at Zephyr United Church. Reverend Paul Reed will be our Pastoral Supervisor and Liaison with our region, ECORC. Friday, November 29th at 8 p.m. – Benefit Music Night for Darryl McFarlane at the Zephyr Hall M&S Sunday – December 1st and 15th Sunday December 1st, 8th and 29th – Carol O’Neil will join us as worship leader. Saturday, December 7th starting at 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast with Santa at the Zephyr Hall. Sunday, December 8th at 2:30 p.m. at the Zephyr Missionary Church, a musical presentation by a youth theatre group with a Heart for Africa. Sandford Zephyr UCW will meet for their Christmas gathering on Thursday December 12th, 1 p.m. at the church. Group 3 in charge. All ladies are invited and encourage to attend. Sunday, December 15th – Adele Boy will be the worship leader. This is also White Gift Sunday. Please mark on your envelope the separate amounts for White Gift and Local. Sunday, December 22nd – Reverend Dr. Bill Fritz will lead in worship and hold the sacrament of Communion. Christmas Eve – Pastor Gord Shreeve will lead a Community Service at Sandford United Church, 7 p.m. December 29th- Carol O’Neill will lead this service with Ruth Baker providing the music.

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