Keene Lions have medical gear available for loan
Walkers, canes, crutches and other mobility devices available
Keene Lions have a healthy supply of medical equipment to lend out to anyone who might need a walker, crutches, canes or other mobility device. For more information call Peter at 705-295-6748 or Marion, 705-977-5829.
Reminders Snowflake Bazaar, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Assumption Hall, 1834 Keene Rd. $2, hosted by Catholic Women’s League
Special Olympics bottle drive, Assumption Parish, Keene Rd. Please remove tops from bottles.
Library Service Planning surveys, available at all OSM libraries and online, www.otosoumon.library.on.ca
Keene Centre of the Arts: Nov. 1, DJ Dance for Kids, free, parents and children six to 15; Nov. 8, Chick ’n Pot Pi, $20; Nov. 15, Ken Tizzard, roots and country folk musician, $20; Nov. 22, Cheryl Casselman, folk, pop, rock and country backed by Al Kirby on pedal-steel and Michael O’Toole on guitar, $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and all shows open at 7 p.m.
Otonabee farmer John Graham Weir kept daily journals from 1880 to 1925.
1888 Oct. 29, Mon.
In the forenoon I and a team were helping Decker thrash. In the afternoon Robert Jackson, James Galvin, James Duffus and I had a meeting to agree if possible about making a water course across our respective lots of land on the 12th Concession. We did agree each to make their own and I to assist Jackson with a team and two men one day and a man and team the second day, and to commence Wednesday.
1888 Oct. 30
John Elliott came back about nine o’clock this morning and went to plough. After breakfast I and Lovina went to Willie Graham’s with the four colts. When we came home there was a young man to hire. We made a bargain for $15 for one month's work. He commenced at noon. After dinner we were culling straw.
1888 Oct. 31
John Elliott and James Hunter and a team were assisting Robert Jackson to make a watercourse. Wesley Patterson and a team were ploughing south of the G.J.R. in the new land. I was turning sod and picking roots.
1889 Monday Oct. 28 Yesterday Robert and Isabella Mitchell and Willie Graham and family and Bertie Graham were here. After dinner John Elliott went to plough in Field No. 6. Smiley was ploughing in field No. 4, George Scofield and I were pulling mangolds.
1889 Oct. 29
At noon John Elliott finished ploughing field No.6. He was only five and a half days doing thirteen acres, the head lands ploughed and furrows filled in and ploughed eight inches deep. That is the best job at ploughing I ever had done. In the forenoon Smiley was ploughing in field No. 4 and after dinner he went to Duffuses thrashing. John Elliott and I finished field No. 4 with two three-horse teams.