A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE – Internet networking our community

Facebook is proving an effective way to fundraise for the small village of Midway.

Midway resident Lynn Wickens has been using Facebook to provide the community the chance to help a local mom, Agnes Srahulek and her family as she faces health challenges which prevent her from working.

To donate you post a photo and description of your item. Members of the group visit the site and place their bids in the comment section under the post.

One hundred per cent of the price of donations will go into the trust account for Agnes that has been opened at the Heritage Credit Union in Greenwood.

Everyone is welcome to both participate and invite his or her friends to the fundraiser.

Wickens reports that the bidding closed on the first items offered on Sunday and it added up to $1,400. An ethnic dinner for four garnered the highest bid during the first week, going for $160 and the high bidder then turned around and donated the meal itself to Agnes.

New stuff is being posted now—new or used items, services, and tickets, whatever….

Three dozen suckers made by Charlene Boyo are on offer. “I have never had one of Charlene’s suckers but they were legendary when we came to town,” Wickens said.

Leanne McLaren suggested the Facebook auction idea to Wickens and it has really taken off.

Check out the auction on Facebook–just look for the Agnes Srahulek Fundraiser/Auction. Those who wish to donate something but don’t have the capability of taking a photo of it to post on Facebook, or if they don’t do Facebook, can contact Wickens at 250-449-2636.

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Sometimes a person is made poorer by his or her possessions.

Such is the case with this flashlight I own. It is one of those little LED flashlights, which at under three and a half inches long, is small enough to fit in your pocket. You know the kind—it’s powered by three AAA batteries and can be bought for only a buck or maybe three at the checkout counter of most gas bars.

Well I have one that’s worth all of that and twenty-five cents more to boot. Except now it is rendered useless.

It seems an American quarter that was also in my pocket was the perfect size to get lodged in front of the lens. I tried to pry it out with the blade of a knife, but now it’s wedged tighter than ever in there.

I can’t use it for a flashlight anymore. I wonder if I can use it as legal tender at the checkout when I go to the gas bar to buy a new flashlight?

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I went to the school board meeting on Tuesday night because it was held in Midway this month.

Norm Sabourin was there. Attendance is part of his job as president of the Boundary District Teachers’ Association.

Norm, bless his heart, is well known for asking questions. At the end of the meeting there is always a question period and this is where Norm shines.

I was sitting next to him as he went through the list of questions he had written down during the meeting.

Like I say, this was at the end of the meeting. Get through the question period and we’d be on our way home for the day. So I was a bit disconcerted when I noticed he read the question at the bottom of his list first and then began working his way up the page.

So in a sense, the longer they talked the longer his list got.

 

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