Lunch to ben­e­fit S. African stu­dent

Fundrais­ing event will be held in Keene on Oct. 20

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - PAT MARCHEN [email protected]­i­com.net

Keene res­i­dents have an op­por­tu­nity to help a Trent Univer­sity stu­dent from South Africa and, by ex­ten­sion, other youth from the poorer parts of her coun­try. Noni Dube has been awarded four years of tu­ition at Trent Univer­sity to learn busi­ness and me­dia stud­ies.

When she fin­ishes her de­gree, she plans to es­tab­lish an or­ga­ni­za­tion to help youth in the town­ships of South Africa with col­lege and univer­sity ap­pli­ca­tions, pro­vide them with work ex­pe­ri­ence and learn about op­por­tu­ni­ties in and out­side South Africa.

Mean­while, it is a strug­gle for Noni to meet liv­ing ex­penses in Canada. A pay-what-you-can lunch will be held at Keene United Church, Oct. 20, at 12:15 p.m.

Bot­tle drive

A Spe­cial Olympics bot­tle drive is un­der­way at the As­sump­tion Par­ish, run by the Knights of Colum­bus. Drop off your empty liquor, wine and beer bot­tles in the trailer at the front of the As­sump­tion Par­ish Hall on Keene Road. Please re­move the tops from the bot­tles first.

And don’t for­get, pop can tabs are be­ing col­lected to ben­e­fit the See­ing Eye Dog pro­gram.

Re­minders

• Thurs­day, OSM Food Cup­board noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Keene United Church

• Keene Pump­kin­fest, an­tique car show and corn maze, Oct. 19

Keene Cen­tre for the Arts

• Peter­bor­ough blues mu­si­cian Alan Black per­forms Fri­day at 7 p.m.

Farmer’s jour­nal

Oton­abee farmer John Gra­ham Weir kept jour­nals from 1880 un­til 1925.

1916 Oct. 8, Sun

This has been a lovely warm day. Go­ing to church this morn­ing the dust was very dis­agree­able. The au­to­mo­biles were out in droves.

1916 Fri­day Oc­to­ber 13

I was work­ing in the new cow sta­ble. This evening we had a visit from Rev. Mr. Peever and Mr. Fife and three young ladies. They came in a car.

1916 Oct. 17

Very heavy rain last night and a very great wind­storm. Mr. Parkin’s store and dwelling house at Downer’s Cor­ners was burned last night. Ev­ery­thing burned clean out.

1917 Oct. 18

I com­menced to har­vest our man­golds.

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