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.

***

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?

***

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.

 

Just Posted

Avalanche Canada issues special public warning

Very weak layer buried under recent snow a cause for concern

From the Hill: The millstone of a cannabis conviction

Richard Cannings writes about records expungement for cannabis convictions

Tips for avoiding Canada Revenue Agency scams

Grand Forks RCMP are asking residents to be vigilant.

Grand Forks celebrates the holidays with Santa Claus parade, light up

The Christmas tradition was a hit on Friday night.

RDKB receives funding for disaster response ‘work space’ in Midway

The work space and storage will be used by disaster response volunteers.

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

‘Laverne & Shirley’ star, ‘Big’ director Penny Marshall dies

Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75.

B.C. Court of Appeal to rule in terror case that centres on RCMP conduct

B.C.’s appeal court is scheduled to release a decision today on a couple whose guilty verdict over plotting to blow up the provincial legislature was thrown out by a lower court judge.

Trump backs off on demand for $5 billion to build a border wall

Congress and President Donald Trump continue to bicker over his demand that lawmakers fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Canadian detained in China, not clear if related to two other detentions

Reports suggest the person is not a diplomat or entrepreneur doing business in China.

Trudeau sees 2019 election as choice between positive Liberals, divisive Tories

Trudeau is drawing much the same battle lines that propelled the Liberals to a come-from-behind victory in 2015

Snowfall warning issued for Coquihalla, Highway 3

Make sure to equip winter tires if travelling

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

Most Read