Weather deals harvest a blow
Late spring, rain and cold has affected local farmers
If you know a farmer with soybeans or corn, don’t ask what they think of the weather. With the cold, rainy and late spring and planting, it was hoped that the harvest would be better, it isn’t.
The rain and snow along with temperatures is making it almost impossible to get the crops off. Talk about politics, the Leafs or Habs but just avoid the weather as it is a very stressful topic for many right now.
Plans are well underway for this year’s Christmas tree lighting, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. outside of Coronation Hall. You can see Santa light the tree and then youngsters are invited inside Coronation Hall for treats compliments of Omemee Baptist Church.
The Santa Claus parade will be held Dec. 7. Entries should gather at Scott Young Public School, Walnut St. at noon to prepare for the parade’s start at 1 p.m. The parade will travel down King St. to the Legion. Members of 1st Omemee Scouting will again collect food items for the food bank along the parade route. Following the parade children can take their Christmas lists to Santa at Coronation Hall. Treats compliments of the Omemee Lions and Lioness.
Bethel United Church will present its annual Christmas cantata, “Joy Has Dawned,” Nov. 24 at 9:45 a.m. The Junior and Senior Choirs will present Christmas music to start the season. All are welcome to the cantata at Bethel United Church, 90 Bethel Rd.
There will be a workshop, “Reduce your risk-protect yourself from Senior Fraud Scams” at Dunsford Community Centre,
With the cold, rainy and late spring and planting, it was hoped that the harvest would be better, it isn’t
26 Community Centre Rd., Nov. 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Tammy Brydon, Elder Abuse Coordinator from Community Care will provide details on how to keep yourself safe from scams. Light refreshments will be available. Call 705-324-7323 ext. 654 to register.
The Manvers Historical Society will dedicate the Old Post Office, Bethany Nov. 30, 1-2 p.m. Following the dedication, there will be a launch of Kathy Morton’s latest book, “Reflections of Bethany,” 2-4 p.m. at Bethany United Church.
The society is selling the reprinted book, “Laugh and the World Laughs with you in Pontypool,” $30 and available at Aunt Laura’s Tearoom in Bethany or at 243 and 137 Lifford Rd.
A jam sessions with Jim and the Jammers will be held at the Legion Nov. 23 beginning at 1 p.m. Feel free to drop in and enjoy the music and maybe even join in. Food is available. Community Care offers a Good Food Box program to improve access to affordable, fresh and healthy food. Individuals may order a food box for $15. Boxes must be preordered and paid for by the first Tuesday of the month. Pickup is the third Tuesday of each month. Call 705-324-7323. Community Care is looking for drivers for the Good Food Box program. If you might be interested call Wendy at the same number, ext. 160.
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