The Oban Times - - Community News -

ARI­SAIG women’s in­sti­tute kicked off its first meet­ing of the sea­son with a talk from Tim Robin­son on herbal­ism.

Ten mem­bers and one vis­i­tor en­joyed the pre­sen­ta­tion and the re­fresh­ments af­ter­wards.

This month’s raf­fle win­ner was June Cairns. Mar­garet MacEachen took first place in the posy of herbs con­test, fol­lowed by Vera Mac­Don­ald in sec­ond and Ann La­mont in third.

It was a dou­ble whammy for Mar­garet who also took first in the com­pe­ti­tion for a recipe us­ing herbs. Again she was fol­lowed by Vera Mac­Don­ald and Yvonne Mac­Don­ald took third.

ARI­SAIG res­i­dents en­joyed an­other warm and dry month in Oc­to­ber, ac­cord­ing to am­a­teur me­te­o­rol­o­gist Ranald Coyne.

Less than four inches of rain fell in the vil­lage last month, well be­low aver­age for this time of year. De­spite this, rain­fall for the year so far is still higher than usual, at 48 inches, due to the wet sum­mer.

The daily tem­per­a­ture ranged from 8°C to 17.8°C, both warmer than usual. The cold­est night was a mild 4°C and the hottest day was 24°C, a scorcher for Oc­to­ber.

Ranald added that few of the trees had lost their leaves and many flow­ers were still in bloom, which was un­usual for this time of year.

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