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The Alida community extends condolences to the families of the Ball family on the death of their Uncle Donald Curtis, late of Reston, Man., who passed away on March 21 at the age of 96 years. He was predeceased by his wife Jennetta (Ball), son Morley and brother Ross. He is survived by his daughter Beth and two grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held at Reston Cemetery.

The Alida community extends sincere sympathy to Ray Kyle and family on the death of his wife Donelda (nee Brown) on March 24 at the age of 69 years. She is survived by her husband Ray, sons Sheldon (Ella), Lyndon (Karmen) and four grandchildren, as well as her siblings, Ray’s siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held April with interment at a later date.

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I do believe spring has sprung – most of the snow has melted away, and boy is it ever dry. Not much runoff this year and most sloughs have very little water in them or dried up. The wildlife will be short of water too. I have seen some geese flying over, but not sure if they will stick around this spring or not. Before one knows it the green grass, pussy willows, leaves and even the wildflowers will begin to peek out from their homes. It is one of the nicest times of the year. Just noticed the pussy willows are out.

We have come to the end of another month and I must say that March seemed to be going out like a lion (according to the weather forecast). Although a spring storm was predicted to be here for a couple of days, I didn’t really want a storm, but what can we do? However, I guess one really shouldn’t complain about a little snow and wind as we have had a very nice winter. I don’t like that wind and I would have preferred that we receive some rain, which is very much needed. Hopefully next time the moisture will be in the form of rain.

When this comes out in print it will be the first weekend in April – a long weekend, which will turn into spring break for students and staff. Enjoy your holidays everyone. Hopefully no one had an April Fool’s trick played on them. And a Happy Easter to everyone. 

Please remember folks to keep me posted whenever you have news – simply contact me anytime. Either call me at 306-443-2496, text 306-485-8561 or e-mail g.cowan@sasktel.neton the happenings that are going on in and around Alida as well as within your own family circle. I will see that your news gets into a paper.

As we keep moving slowly forward do continue to keep a safe distance and wear your mask and stay safe. 

I do appreciate all your input as it does help keep this column interesting. 

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