The Jotbook

 Congratulations to Kyle Davidson for winning Reston’s Chase of Ace. It was great to see a young, local person winning almost $40,000. Chase the Ace will resume on October 26th. Kyle, if you are looking for ways to spend your money, I have a nice Buick Verano for sale!

Grow a Row

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 Do you have extra garden goodies? The Reston United Church will collect extra produce and deliver to Helping Hands Soup Kitchen in Brandon. Collection Date is Monday, October 1 at the south side door of the Reston United Church. Delivery date: Tuesday, October 2. For more information contact Judy at 204-877-3546.

Terry Fox Run

  Reston School will be hosting a Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 28. Everyone is welcome to join in the walk starting at the School at 1:00 p.m.

Fun Fair

  The Reston Fun Fair will be held Friday, September 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. Cake you bake a cake for the Cake Walk? There will be raffles and games for the kids. A pulled pork supper available between 5 and 7.  Half of the table proceeds goes to the Reston Rec Plex and the other half is yours to keep. There is no fee to have a table.

Reston and District United Appeal

 Recipients of your 2018 donations are: Cerebral Palsy Association, Canadian National Institute for Blind, Canadian Cancer Society, Child and Family Services, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Alzheimer Association, Kidney Foundation, Reston Nursery School Coop, Reston Early Learning Centre, and RM of Pipestone Handivan. You choose who receives your donation(s); every dollar you donate to the organization(s) of your choice will be given to those charitable organizations. Charitable tax receipts will be issued for all donations.

Just for Laughs

 Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing. He called the royal weather forecaster and asked about the upcoming weather conditions.

 The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the days ahead. So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On the way he met a farmer on his donkey. Upon seeing the king the farmer said, “Your Majesty, you should return to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in the area.” The king was polite and considerate, he replied: “I hold the palace meteorologists in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. And besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way.”

 A short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The king and queen were totally soaked. Their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a drenched condition. Furious, the king returned to the palace and fired the weatherman at once! Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high paying role of Royal Forecaster. The farmer said, “Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey’s ears drooping, it means with certainly that it will rain.” So the king hired the donkey.

 We believe this is how the practice of hiring donkeys to work the most influential positions for the government began.


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