Alida News

Shelly Cowan was accompanied by her daughter Kelsey Rydberg to Regina on Aug. 26. Shelly met her in Estevan and then went onto Regina where Shelly had a medical appointment and they also did a little shopping before returning home to Estevan.

On Aug. 28, friends, April and Adrianna Junk, Allie Schulhauser, Shasta Lemieux and Shelly Cowan enjoyed a leisurely horseback ride throughout the back trails around the Junk family farm.

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Shelly and Ainsley Cowan and other friends spent some time visiting at Moosomin Lake on Aug. 29 where they met up with other friends and helped Lily Allen celebrate her birthday. Happy birthday Lily and many many more.

Aug. 29 was the last day that the Alida Swimming Pool was open for this year’s season. Many of the children, both here and around our area, whether they lived here or were on holidays, really enjoyed their time spent at the swimming pool this year. It was great to see that some our local young people were acting as the summer lifeguards at the pool and they did an excellent job (at least whenever I was present). Hopefully we’ll be seeing them back again next summer.

Well students you have a few more days of holidays and a long weekend and then it is back to the old school. As you see advertized that it’ll be a new school – yes, it will be slightly different I would imagine, but you’ll all make out just fine. You’ve all done so well throughout the summer, well even since March when you were sent home to self-isolate and to be safe.

We have surely been fortunate here in southeast Saskatchewan, by escaping this pandemic and we’ll continue to do so as we carry on using common sense, safe distancing and staying safe. Take care and have a good year.    

The harvesting around here is moving right along, had a rest on Sunday, as we received a good rain late Saturday night. These breaks are sometimes for the best as it gives the fellas a chance to catch up on little odd jobs that get put off while harvest takes priority. And it’s a good rest for the “old-timers” who are out there helping with the harvest. Continued good luck fellas and do be careful while you are busy out in the fields.

Time to say good-bye to another month and hello to September. It’s another long weekend coming up on Sept. 7 – the Labour Day – a sure sign that fall is here and it will soon be official by the calendar Sept. 22.

Remember to keep me posted whenever you have news – simply contact me anytime on the happenings that are going on in and around Alida as well as within your family circle, either call me at 306-443-2496, text at 306-485-8561 or e-mail at

I will see that your news gets into a paper. I do appreciate all your input as it does help keep this column interesting. Until next time, keep smiling, think positive, drive safely and take care.

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