Spring Bay News

On Saturday, October 31, we had to turn our clocks back one hour (we did ours Sunday morning) as Standard Time resumes Sunday, November 1. The ‘Trick or Treaters’ will be glad to have the extra hour of sleep. It will probably take some of us time to get accustomed to it…the school bus drivers along with the kids will adjust quickly.

Spring Bay euchre results for October 23: Ladies’ high, Bev Pickard; ladies’ lone hands, Laura Scott; ladies’ low, Laura Scott; men’s high, Bill Hay; men’s lone hands, Fred Pickard; men’s low, Dorothy Sloss. October 30 euchre results: Ladies’ high, Irene Montgomery; ladies’ lone hands, Irene Montgomery; ladies’ low, Laura Scott; men’s high, Bill Montgomery; men’s lone hands, Bill Montgomery; men’s low, Barry Barnes.

We’ve had our share of heavy rains along with wind. The rain should bring up the water levels.

Lois Campbell, a resident of Manitoulin Centennial Manor, phoned me. We hadn’t talked for quite some time because I didn’t know that she resided there. She used to live in Mindemoya.

Odd signs—At a car radiator shop: The best place in town to take a leak. At a veterinarian’s waiting room: Be back in five minutes: Sit! Stay! At an optometrist’s office: If you don’t see what you’re looking for…you’ve come to the right place.

The Campbell Horticultural Society meeting will be at the Spring Bay Community Centre on Tuesday, November 10 at 1 pm. The display theme will focus on Remembrance Day. The hostesses are Bernice and Darlene Lewis and Roberta McMullan. The ‘Society’ Potluck Lunch will be on Tuesday, December 8 at 11:30 am at the Spring Bay Pentecostal Church. Bring your own dishes and cutlery. Program by the executive. Hostesses are Bev Webster, Doreen Campbell and Chris McCartney.

Happy birthday and happy anniversary to those people who are celebrating this week.

Get well wishes to those who are recovering at home or in hospital.

When you receive your next hydro bill, you will notice that the rates have increased yet again…be prepared for a shock (poor joke)! To add insult to injury, there will be future automatic increases (to electrical rates that are already the highest in Canada). That can do nothing but discourage businesses from locating here and, most probably, chase more of the already diminishing manufacturing sector out of Ontario.