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Volume 107 No. 22

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Battlefords Bright Spots

New Year’s parties yet to be celebrated By Jayne Foster Staff Reporter

Look Out Below! After several days of bone-chilling temperatures, the recent warm-up trend came as welcome relief for the enthusiastic kids and their parents at the sliding hill at Don Ross Centre this weekend. The weather proved a little blustery Saturday but was almost perfect on Sunday, with many families taking advantage of the weather to go sliding down the hill. Photos by John Cairns

Coming off a sometimes overly busy holiday season, January and even February can be considered a slower time when it comes to community activities. People are looking to a new year, even as far as booking their summer vacations, but there are still a few reasons to be looking around for things to see and do right now. According to the Julian calendar, Tuesday, Jan. 14 is New Year’s Day. This weekend, there will be a celebration of the Ukrainian New Year with a dine and dance on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Cando Memorial Hall. Sponsored by the Cando Hall Committee, tickets are $30 per couple or $15 per person. For tickets phone Carol at 306-937-3954. There will be a midnight supper and music will be by Marko’s Music. There’s more heritage to celebrate this weekend. If you have a hankering for some good German food, Das Festmahl Deutsch will provide you with just that. It takes place at St. George’s Parish Hall in Battleford Saturday, Jan. 18. In addition to a German meal, there will be musical entertainment by Brandon Legario and Friends. This is an advance ticket only

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event, so call Jan at 306-937-7639 or Gwen at 306-937-3870 for your tickets. Adults are $15, children six to 12 are $10 and children under five are free. Also this weekend is the Alzheimer Society Walk for Memories. It takes place Sunday, Jan. 19 at the NationsWEST Field House in North Battleford. Registration is at noon and the walk goes from 1 to 3 p.m. Looking toward the end of this month, there will be a Chinese New Year celebration at the Gold Ridge Centre on Saturday, Jan. 26. It will feature a dinner show with entertainment by the Toronto Chinese Lion Dancers. Lion dancing is an energetic traditional Chinese live performance, with a long standing tradition in Chinese culture, symbolizing strength, courage and wisdom. Lion dancing is believed to bring good fortune, prosperity and happiness, endurance and power. In many fables, the lion is considered the “king of the jungle.” The Gregorian calendar is used in China for civil purposes in modern times, however, the Chinese calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar, is still used among Chinese communities around the world to determine festival dates, such as Chinese New Year, as well as auspicious dates, such as weddings.

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Stuffed frogs bring out the kids in all of us Today, I’m devoting this entire First Person story to frogs. Exciting stuff. Those of you familiar with the Battlefords know stuffed animals have a prominent role in the life of our community. They’re regularly donated as part of the annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign to help the less fortunate. They’re tossed onto the ice surface during the Teddy Bear Toss Night at a Battlefords North Stars game, all going to those in need. Many of you know Reine Lessard, a former Citizen of the Year in the Battlefords, who is known as the Teddy Bear Lady for her efforts to bring stuffed animals to patients at Battlefords Union Hospital. Teddy bears and plush animals bring joy to many in our

community, and, as it turned out, to our own newsroom as well. Readers of the News-Optimist and Regional Optimist may have seen pictures of

the stuffed animal mascot we have here. Her name is Claudette, a giant plush green frog. No, Claudette, the frog is not named after you.

Freddy and Reddy are introduced to Claudette by new frog “parent” John Cairns. Photos by Jayne Foster

She’s actually named in honor of Claude, production manager at the paper, who is well known as a big animal lover and whose first language is French. Editor Becky Doig spotted the big green frog while shopping at Indigo in Calgary last fall. She admits to a weakness for frogs, having collected them since she was a teenager. She says it all started when a high school friend gave her a set of small plastic frogs seated around a lily pad playing cards. One of the frogs had an ace partially hidden under one foot. The polyester-fiber frogs, which come in green and red, are from a company called Animal Adventure, Inc. in Hopkins, Minn. However, the frogs themselves are actually made in China. On the Indigo website, the two frogs are referred to as “Heather’s Pick.” I’m not sure whether that means Heather picked them because they ranked high in customer satisfaction, or whether she simply wants them cleared out of her stores. Anyway, that’s what they are. On a whim, Becky snapped up the lovable-looking frog and brought Claudette to our newsroom, where it has made its home on the newsroom couch. Only a few days after its arrival, I noticed something strange about the frog. I was convinced this thing was alive. It started when I noticed Claudette reading the newspaper one day. Later, I caught her sitting in front of the computer staring at pictures of Kermit the Frog. Another time, she was watching the cartoon One Froggy Evening. One day, Claudette decided she wanted to be a reporter and on her own initiative, filled in at the sports desk while we waited for the newly-hired sports reporter to show up. Claudette has a keen fashion sense. She dressed up for Halloween and wore some green Riders clothes during

Grey Cup week. She also took an interest in the cookies we brought back from our downtown shopping spree story. Earlier this week I saw her holding a box of Kleenex; I guess she was getting over the H1N1 flu. She seems to have recovered, because the other day I saw her proofreading the news pages. The bottom line is this stuffed frog took on a life of her own and became a real part of our newsroom. She’s brightened up our days here, especially mine. Whenever my spirits were dampened by having to write about yet another crime story, or about yet another depressing controversy Battlefords people are mad about, all I needed to do was look at our big-eyed frog mascot lounging on the couch, and it would brighten up my day. The notion dawned on me “one froggy evening” at home, maybe I should get a frog of my own. On those lonely and cold days in the Battlefords in December, just that thought alone was enough to bring a smile to my face. About a couple of weeks before Christmas I was shopping in Saskatoon and stopped by the Indigo store on a Saturday afternoon. It just so happened they had two huge bins full of these giant green and red frogs for sale at 50 per cent off in their toy section, all of them looking like clones of Claudette. “I should buy one of these things,” I thought. But then I had second thoughts about the whole, silly idea. Hardened political reporters aren’t supposed to buy frogs. There was a huge lineup of people waiting in the checkout that day. Besides, there were plenty of frogs in stock. I didn’t expect any sudden customer run on frogs. I figured I could come back when things were less hectic if I still wanted one. When I got back to the Battlefords, I realized I had missed my opportunity. I

wanted a frog, but now it was too late. I was overwhelmed with work-related assignments that included a drive to Lloydminster to cover Gerry Ritz’s fundraiser, and I couldn’t get back to Saskatoon. Later that week I looked up the Indigo website and found all the frogs at that store were gone. Christmas came and went. From time to time I checked the Indigo site to see if the Saskatoon store had restocked any more frogs. They hadn’t. I checked the website often over several days, and noticed the number of green and red frogs that the other Indigo stores had in their inventories kept going lower and lower. One day I looked at the Indigo site and panicked. It seemed their stores everywhere were running out of frogs. I worried that I might be completely out of luck if I waited any longer. I completely caved. I got out my credit card and decided to order my frog online. But then I got hung up as to what colour of frog I wanted. Did I want a green one, or did I want a red one? I finally said to heck with it. I ordered two frogs. Since then, I’ve been eagerly tracking their Canada Post delivery progress. Finally, on Friday, my frogs arrived. I decided the green one will be called Freddy and the red one will be called Reddy. Hey, it rhymes. I’m sure these two goofballs will be as full of life as Claudette has proved to be in the newsroom. They should quickly develop amusing and quirky personalities of their own. They may be stuffed animals, but tell that to them. All in all, I feel really stupid. Adopting these frog creatures surely ranks among the dumber episodes of my life. But if there is one thing about stuffed animals, it’s that they bring out the kids in all of us.


Claudette gets right down to work and shows Freddy and Reddy how to look up One Froggy Evening on the Internet.

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Compact firefighting unit useful in grassfires available in Canada, so the department had to go to the United States. The unit was bought from Global Emergency Vehicles, Inc. Headrick went down and viewed the vehicle, and picked it up when it was shipped to the border at Estevan before Christmas last year. Grassfires are a major issue around the Battlefords, with “fire season” usually starting in the springtime once the warmer weather arrives. There have been significant grassfires along Highway 16 in the south end of the city, as well as to the west of Territorial Drive, which saw a major grassfire that threatened the Killdeer neighbourhood a few years ago. The plan is to use the unit

By John Cairns Staff Reporter

There’s a new compact fire fighting vehicle in the ranks of North Battleford Fire Department. It is a 6x6 Polaris fire response vehicle. According to Fire Chief Albert Headrick, the plan is to use the vehicle to fight grass fires and to perform off-road rescue. It can also be used for back alley dumpster fires that might not require a larger fire truck. Headrick was out testing the vehicle Thursday afternoon at the fire hall and the News-Optimist was able to join along on the ride. The vehicle is small and compact and therefore able to provide first response effectively. The cab is enclosed, which provides good protection to firefighters inside. The back of it features a mounted hose, and there is a storage area for equipment and grassfire fighting apparel. According to Headrick, the vehicle holds up to 75 gallons of water. It also holds five gallons of scotty foam which he said increases the volume by about 600 times for fighting fires. “It works pretty good because it’s a compressed foam system,” Headrick said. He said having the unit will result in better use of the department’s equipment and resources. “You’ll get better resources — better physical resources and equipment resources,” said Headrick, and that means they’ll be able to “respond to the incidents a lot quicker.” The fire department had proposed purchasing the 6x6 in January of last year, as well as a new Wildland skid unit (300 gallon and 75 scotty foam system). The idea was to replace the 1998 bush truck they have in use. That truck is a Ford F350 chassis with a skid unit insert in the bed, holding 200 gallons of water with a small pump. The plan is for the skid unit to remain but be used as Last week’s News-Optimist online poll: The New Year is upon us. What will you resolve to do in 2014? ✓ Shootings/stabbing/crime severity provokes concern in North Battleford. 63.2% ✓ Paul Leroux guilty in Beauval Res. School indecent assault trial in Battleford 2.1% ✓ North Battleford fights the flood. 1.1% ✓ Two people killed in float plane crash in North Battleford. 5.3% ✓ North Battleford celebrates centennial year. 28.4%

This week’s News-Optimist online poll: Now we want your opinion: what, to you, was the top sports story of 2013? ✓ Andrew Albers makes the major leagues ✓ Battleford Beaver Blues win the SPHL, again assault trial in Battleford ✓ The dramatic improvement of the Battlefords AAA Stars ✓ Saskatchewan Roughriders win the 2013 Grey Cup ✓ North Stars - long losing and long winning streaks

This is the new 6x6 Polaris acquired by North Battleford Fire Department to fight grassfires and assist with rescues. The plan is to use the new vehicle in North Battleford and surrounding RM, as well as in conjunction with the Town of Battleford’s fire department. Fire Chief Albert Headrick was test driving the vehicle on Thursday afternoon at the fire hall. Photos by John Cairns a backup, while the pickup is to be kept as a utility truck to transport training aids, personnel and to clean up after major incidents. Headrick says his depart-

ment purchased the new 6x6 for a cost of $32,000, which he said was reasonable compared to what the price would be if it were bought in Canada. There wasn’t a unit

Diabetes detection

Lions Clubs support program Staff The Lions Clubs of Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association, have announced a major province-wide diabetes detection program. This new program will increase awareness of diabetes, provide diabetes education and implement a call-to-action for individuals classified as high-risk for developing type 2 diabetes in Saskatchewan. “The focus of this newlyintroduced diabetes detection program is to prevent and reduce the impact of diabetes as a public health concern,” says Ron Metcalfe, district governor for Southern Saskatchewan Lions Club. The Lions Clubs of Sask-

within the city but also within the RM of North Battleford through a fire protection agreement with the municipality. Headrick expects the new unit will also be an asset as the department partners with other fire departments to fight grassfires. “This will actually complement not only our grass line fire equipment but it also assists the Town of Battleford because they have one the same as us,” said Headrick. “So what we are going to be doing is strategizing how we respond to grassfires this year —we’re going to work in a joint effort.” In addition to the new 6x6 unit, more equipment is expected to arrive to the fire department in the near future. The News-Optimist plans to follow up with a story on that when it arrives.

atchewan will hold 50 or more diabetes screening and education events across the province over a two-year period. The program is designed to provide individuals ages 40 to 74 with their personal risk for developing type 2 diabetes. “It will not only identify those at highest risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but will provide these individuals with a pathway to receive care,” Metcalf explains. “Many people are unaware they are at high-risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Early detection means delaying or event preventing serious secondary complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and limb amputations.” “The Canadian Diabetes

Association thanks the Lions Clubs of Saskatchewan for truly helping us to lead the fight against diabetes in this province,” says Warren Wagner, regional director for the Canadian Diabetes Association. “Saskatchewan currently faces the highest combined prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the Prairies. Without taking immediate action, that number will continue to grow.” “Collaboration across sectors is important in diabetes prevention, care and management,” said Health Minister Dustin Duncan. “Together, we can reduce the risk of diabetes, and continue helping people living with the disease to have a better quality of life.”

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Blog provides insight into Second World War air base Dear Editor I grew up 30 miles from the Hamlin airport. It was similar to the Brada airport that Elinor Florence writes about in her blog, Wartime Wednesdays (www.newsoptimist. ca). Any time we drove to North Battleford from Vawn we passed the empty hangar with its deserted runway. Not until Florence’s blog did I have any idea of the activity that went on in that little airport during the years 1941 to 1945, or of the many Commonwealth pilots who learned to take off and land on that runway. I’m enjoying her blog and recommending it to friends. Thank you for making it available to your readers. Here — in case you wish to reprint all or part of it — is my “Through Bifocals” column for the Jan. 15, 2014 issue of the Terrace Standard. “Every trip we drove to our nearest city, North Battleford, when I was a kid took us along Highway 4 past an abandoned wartime airport. All that remained was a boxy one-storey building, with five gigantic bay doors, sprawled beside a sparsely grassed runway that disappeared in the distance. Not a rock or a gopher would have impeded the small yellow planes as they practised landings and takeoffs. Gone was the spotlighted anti-aircraft blimp that had been visible in the night sky from our farm near Vawn 30 miles to the northwest. “During the years 1941 to 1945 this Hamlin airport and a second relief airport at Brada just east of North Battleford were two of hundreds participating in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. “Until I began reading Elinor Florence’s blog — Wartime Wednesdays — published weekly (on the) Battlefords News-Optimist (website), I was unaware of the bustling activity that had gone on daily at this airport as some 130,000 servicemen from Commonwealth countries trained in Canada to become pilots and aircrew, many of them in

Saskatchewan’s open skies at this local airport. “In 1946 when Florence’s father, Douglas, returned from the war following his years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he took advantage of loans available to returning veterans to finance a farm. Under the Veterans Land Act he would have been eligible for $4,500 to buy land, $1,200 for equipment, scarcely enough to fuel a modern monster tractor. “He chose to buy the decommissioned airport three miles east of Brada. The land came with several government buildings including a T-shaped barracks constructed from quality lumber sided with shingles. Florence divided the building in half to turn the T-shaped end into a comfortable farm home. “Florence attended Brada’s one-room school to the end of grade eight when the school closed. She transferred to Battleford Collegiate Institute for high school. She went on to earn an English degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a journalism degree from Carleton University. Stuart Adams was one of her journalism instructors. “She began her journalism career at Battlefords Advertiser-Post. Positions of increasing responsibility took her to The Western Producer, Red Deer Advocate, Winnipeg Sun, Vancouver Province and Reader’s Digest where she contributed feature articles. “Recently the News-Optimist online edition began publishing her senior friendly Second World War blog each

Wednesday. Large font size and big photographs can both be easily read without a magnifying glass. “Readers can receive each weekly post as an email simply by subscribing with their email address. ‘I’m not selling anything,’ Florence says. ‘Readers are my only reward. I love it when readers write and identify themselves.’ Her website enjoys a lively exchange of readers’ comments. “Florence’s descriptions of her family life parallel that of many Canadian farm kids growing up in the post-war years. “Thus far I’ve read three of her instalments: Growing Up with Air Force Ghosts, describing her life on a former airport; My Dad’s Best Christmas: 1945, when he was stationed in England; and Brotherly Love, an account of a harrowing experience while her grandfather served in the First World War. “As an offshoot of her blog research, Florence has written a novel, Bird’s Eye View, to be published October 2014. The novel deals with a prairie girl who joins the RCAF and serves as an interpreter of aerial photographs, a wartime assignment new to me.The responsibilities sound far more demanding and useful than being a paparazzi hounding entertainment celebrities like Miley Cyrus or Princess Diana. “The blog is available at or by googling Wartime Wednesdays. Her email address is Her phone is 250-342-0444.” M. Claudette Sandecki Terrace, B.C.

A huge bouquet to the fine people that brought in equipment to clear and remove the snow from the back parking lot at the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Tammy Donahue Buziak:

‘A life-changing year’

by Jayne Foster

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You have a satellite nk, with Saskatchew passed away.” year,” she says. “We’re ed ect , exp les remote, un dd end. You do honestly thi fi lly and ’s rea s den dad need help … it wa She has six of her says coroner for sud age for 10 days. “ d lan chi ry ‘what am I going to do?’” o lga tw Ca has m k fro g.” zia rs deaths. very excitin Donahue Bu - and collecto loved Donahue Buziak. e time, she said, this com e most of the rest. dren, Matthew and Lisa. Matthew on hav At n nto Once she was there, she mo m Ed “I’ s say it en not Th . s es nd ha ers For 2014, she do a gra on k ir Lis cor it, but Donahue Buzia the munity had three Her brother Kim has the lives in Edmonton and her to to up ily t going to concentrate on r lost one and was down to two, of tha fam r ves he like to fly. 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Ku rry La d, s ire die ret r stu t n the un jus tathe ano po and liday, ing beg prepared for opening in “You should see her dig kids in the community cdon- coroner after hav a is e r. sul r. n.” cto Terry Lumsdon, Leola Ma the cap do too a 100 years. In that they would go to Saska toes!” says her grandmo retired, for a career as ald, Mary Matilla, just attending the Unies life on the picture of herself and her granda good group n lov e’s ga k her be zia e “T Bu s, Sh ue say e nah , Sh Do aly Se Lo rna Mc Le an , Ba rb get some da ug hte r, rep res en tat ive of a tchewan in 2000, of students running around I’m very farm. 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This year, of course re the volunteerism bug. coroners department Battleford from the Assiniboia area busier than usual. the o int t go I She says, “Maybe it was mo and t of nd the lot frie run a Looking back at the pas of lp do g he to pin to elo had 0s .” dev nd 96 about the “My husba cel- in 2004 in the mid-1 had ore bef to ns ing tio ll go era are s we o gen wa is how It was while she ships. These are people wh local drive-in theatre. He weeding,” she laughs. nahue u beo love als ebrated these events, Do ng. t she got involved remembered by residents of the nd tha sba ty hu rsi her ive un and e dear to my heart now. Yo Sh l thi d. for r ttle l llo Ba fee year a y nci rth in the cou No Buziak says, is a powerfu y ted of and cit , y a nec ved as come very con camping and fishing want- with the Cit e as city. 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Trophies, and what it takes to win one Today, I want to talk about trophies, and the whole notion of striving for excellence in general. The subject is a timely one because the Saskatchewan Roughriders were in the community last Monday with the mug they won last November — the Grey Cup. Ten players went on a visit of area schools and then did a public autograph signing session at the NationsWEST Field House that was attended by excited fans in the Battlefords. That was part of a tour that took the Grey Cup to several communities, including WHL games in Saskatoon and Prince Albert as well as to hospitals and Ronald McDonald House. Now, despite the fact that I have seen more than my fair share of impressive sports trophies over the years, last week was the first time I had ever seen the Grey Cup. It’s an impressive trophy,

and quite frankly I was elated just to be in the same room as it. I was pinching myself the whole time and saying “that’s the Grey Cup.” But to be quite frank, I did think the thing looked a little beat up. It’s to be expected. This storied trophy has been lost and stolen and has fallen apart many times over the years. Frankly, this trophy has had a far more interesting time than you or I ever had. Still, it’s an impressive sight, though not the most impressive sports trophy I’ve ever seen. It may be sacrilege to say this in Saskatchewan, but I still always get goosebumps when I see the Stanley Cup. Whether it’s on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, or at some event somewhere, I always find it a sight to behold. There’s a tradition in the NHL where members of the Stanley Cup-winning team get to take the cup home for a day to share with their family and friends. Back in 2003, I happened to cover the time New Jersey Devils player Grant Marshall had his day with the Stanley Cup. He brought the Cup home to Mississauga, Ont. to share with family and friends and they held a big backyard party in Grant’s honor, complete with the Stanley Cup. Imagine something like that in the Battlefords. It can happen here. It was during the interviews with Grant and his

family that I heard about the sacrifices that were endured along the way. They included the usual ones about how the parents used to get up early in the morning to drive Grant to games, and travel for miles to watch him play. Grant’s parents had gone through more agony than most. They got the call one night that he had broken his neck after being hit from behind in a junior hockey game. Family members said his comeback from that injury to achieve his dream of playing in the National

PHNR schedules additional flu clinics Staff Prairie North Health Region (PNHR) continues to schedule additional influenza immunization clinics to meet public demand for flu shots across the region. However, provincial health officials decided Friday to restrict the vaccination program to pregnant women and children between six months to five years of age. PNHR has been scheduling additional drop-in flu clinics

in North Battleford, Meadow Lake and Lloydminster. Flu shots remain available in rural Prairie North communities through the nearest public health offices. Rural residents wishing to get a flu shot may contact their nearest public health office for information or may visit any of the flu clinics set up in Lloydminster, Meadow Lake or North Battleford. The need for additional flu clinics will continue to be monitored. More clinics will

be scheduled if demand for the immunizations remains high and as vaccine is available. The influenza strain currently circulating is H1N1: this strain is included in this year’s flu vaccine. Compared to other influenza strains, H1N1 causes more illness in young to middle-aged adults. Getting vaccinated against the flu is the most effective way to avoid becoming ill with influenza and to protect those at high risk of becom-

ing ill. People can also protect themselves against influenza through frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into their sleeve, cleaning surfaces often and staying at home when sick. The influenza immunizations are available free of charge. A listing of all influenza immunization clinics in Prairie North is available on the Health Region’s website at

Hockey League brought them all closer together. It goes to show that winning a special sports trophy — whether it is the Stanley Cup, the Grey Cup, the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a World Cup of Soccer or any other award or trophy — is not simply about winning a big game. It is about the hard work, sacrifices and even obstacles along the way. It is as much about the journey as it is about the end result. And when you win a cup, you can look back at the adversity and sacrifices, for yourself and your family, and say it was all worth it. That’s certainly true for the Roughriders, who can look back at the last few years with the lost Grey Cups, the 13th Man and so on. They can say the adversity made them stronger. It’s something each of us can take away in our own lives. We all have goals and awards that we can go after, whether it is having the top sales in a company, or winning an award for business excellence, or winning an award for humanitarian efforts. We all have our own adversity and obstacles to deal with. Just last week, folks in our newsroom were trying to figure out our submissions for the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Competition. If we win there, that’s our Grey Cup. Sometimes we strive for awards out of a desire to be the very best. For others —

and I’m thinking about the Citizen of the Year Award in particular — it’s more about the journey itself. It’s about the selfless act of volunteering and doing good work to better your community. Those recipients might not seek the award, but it doesn’t stop others celebrating it. Back to the Roughriders’ Grey Cup. The excitement and the reaction of fans around here was something to behold, something players with our local Battlefords North Stars SJHL team should take note of. As you know, they’ve been winning games lately and the Canalta Cup, not to mention the RBC Cup, is something certainly within their sights. Hey, we ought to talk about it. It’s a tough task, but the first step towards winning a Cup is talking about it and believing you can do it. There are many lessons the North Stars can take from the Roughriders on what it takes to be a champion, including the hard work, adversity, as well as the rewards once the journey is complete. But the biggest lesson the North Stars can take is that it isn’t an impossible dream. I look forward to the day this spring when the North Stars hold their parade down a jam-packed 101st Street past the RBC Tower, with the RBC Cup. Why settle for one cup? It’s time to go after another one.


This was the scene outside the Primary Health Care Centre at Frontier Mall Thursday. The line up was of people waiting to get a flu shot, amid recent reports of a big increase in flu cases in Saskatchewan. Friday, government health officials announced that due to dwindling supplies of vaccine the immunization program will now focus on children under five and pregnant women. Photo by John Cairns

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Brett Smith Sports Reporter

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North Stars beat defending SJHL champions for sixth straight By John Cairns Staff Reporter

The defending SJHL champs had a rough time of it Saturday night against the streaking Battlefords North Stars. The North Stars got over a slow start to score three unanswered goals, and took down the Yorkton Terriers 3-1. The game marked six wins in a row for the North Stars and moved them into a tie with Humboldt for second in the Kramer Division with 48 points, just four behind the Kindersley Klippers. Still, North Stars coach Kevin Hasselberg resisted the temptation to get too excited. “We try not to get too caught up in all of that, we just want to take it one day at a time,” said Hasselberg, noting their focus in this game was playing well against this particular opponent. “There’s a reason why they’re defending champions and they definitely have some threatening players out there.” Yorkton got off to a fast start in the game, with Brett Boehm scoring his 18th of the season from Tyson Enzie and Holden Cronin, for the only goal of period one. Shots on goal were 13-10 Terriers after one.

In the second, the North Stars tied it on Kyle Schmidt’s power play goal from Jake McMillen and Luke McColgan at 3:23. That was followed up by Blake Young’s 14th of the year at the 6:17 mark. McMillen then salted it away at the 5:33 mark of the third, with the assist from Schmidt, on a power play, powering the North Stars to a 3-1 final score. It was another solid outing for Michael Gudmandson in net for the North Stars, who stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced. The North Stars fired a grand total of 35 shots at Riley Medves, who took the defeat in net for Yorkton. The game capped what was Alumni Day for the North Stars organization as they welcomed back their former players for a reunion alumni hockey game during the afternoon. That event was held to mark the 40th Anniversary season for the Battlefords in the SJHL. It was also the first action for the North Stars after the SJHL trade deadline. The North Stars were one of those active on deadline day Friday, as they shipped Austin Evans to the Flin Flon Bombers in exchange for Cameron Blair. Blair made an impact right away for the North Stars, assisting along with Ryne


Blake Young and the North Stars react to his second period goal, with new acquisition Cam Blair notching one of the assists, as the Battlefords North Stars beat the Yorkton Terriers 3-1 to win their sixth in a row. Photo by John Cairns Keller on the Blake Young goal. Hasselberg explained the reasons why the deal was made.

“Cameron Blair is a fouryear player in this league. He’s a phenomenal player, he brings an element to our hockey team both on the ice

and off the ice.“ “Tonight you’ve seen how he can control the play down low. He won some very important faceoffs throughout

the hockey game and certainly we’re going to lean on his experiences to make us better as the playoffs come.” As for the game that evening, Hasselberg credited strong work on special teams and some good individual efforts on the night. “I thought Dillon Forbes was phenomenal tonight,” he said. “He controlled our own end and made sure pucks were getting out and he challenged the guys to pick up their play, and that’s what we need from our leaders right now.” With this win out of the way the North Stars can now relax for a few days as their next game is against Notre Dame at the Civic Centre Friday night, and then again in St. Walburg Saturday as part of the Hockey Day in Saskatchewan celebrations. “Notre Dame’s going to be very hungry,” said Hasselberg of their division rivals. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and certainly we’re going to enjoy the time to prepare for that hockey team.”

Thursday Open League starts 2014 season Submitted It was a full night of draws at the Northland Power Curling Centre on Jan. 9 as the Canadian Tire Thursday

Open League got underway for the first time in 2014. The 20 teams compete in two separate pools. Winners in the first pool were teams skipped by Mike Lehman,

Ian Hamilton, Dale Howrie and Lloyd Carriere. Winners in the second pool were Doug Fehr, Brian Welford, Alan Hoffman, Lorne Voinorosky and Gary Southgate.

Thursday night curling is a mixed league of recreational curlers. Curlers of all ages and abilities can participate this season by calling the rink.

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AAA Stars start 2014 with three straight, won six of last seven By Brett Smith Sports Reporter

The Battlefords AAA Stars started off 2014 with three straight wins this past week in SMAAAHL action. Josh LaFramboise was the star of the weekend with five goals and six assists in the three games. The Stars opened play in 2014 Thursday night in Swift Current with a 6-2 win over the Legionnaires. LaFramboise led Battlefords with two goals and three assists. After a scoreless first period, LaFramboise opened the scoring 7:08 into the second period. Stars forward Spencer Bast, fresh off his appearance at the World Under 17 Championships, tallied a power play marker with eight minutes left in the second. With 27 seconds left in the period, Josh Bly beat Swift Current goaltender Kyle Zinger on the power play to make the score 3-0 heading into the intermission. In the third, LaFramboise added his second of the game about three minutes into the period. Swift Current forward Tanner Brewster snapped Rylan Toth’s shutout midway through the period. The Legionnaires cut the lead to two when Kolby Johnson scored on the power play with six minutes to go in the game. Bly put the game out

of reach for the Legionnaires with 2:53 to play. Dawson Bacon added a goal with one second left to play to make the final 6-2. Toth stopped 18 out 20 shots to earn his sixth win of the season. Zinger made 30 saves in a losing effort for Swift Current. The Stars travelled to Wilcox Saturday to take on the Notre Dame Hounds. Battlefords beat the Hounds 4-1 behind LaFramboise’s two goals and an assist. The Hounds struck first

when Egor Popov beat Stars goaltender Ryan Rewerts with 2:53 left in the opening

By Brett Smith Sports Reporter

The Battlefords North Stars scored twice on the power play en route to a 3-2 win over the Ice Wolves in La Ronge Thursday night. The North Stars have now won








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Kaleb Dahlgren added a goal with 13:21 left to play in the game. Troy Gerein scored into an empty net with 4:12 left. It was Toth’s seventh with of the season. Dylan Ferguson stopped 28 shots while dropping his third game of the season. The three wins allowed Battlefords (21-6-4-1) to jump to second in the SMAAAHL standings with 47 points. Bast is second in the SMAAAHL with 46 points this season. After earning 11 points this weekend, LaFramboise is eighth in the league with 38. The Stars’ next game is Jan. 18 in St. Walburg against the Beardy’s Blackhawks as part of Hockey Day in Saskatchewan. Puck drop for the game is 4 p.m. at the St. Walburg Arena.Battlefords return home the Civic Centre Jan. 19 when they play host to the Saskatoon Contacts at 2 p.m.

Power play sparks North Stars to fifth straight



period. In the second, LaFramboise scored two goals 10 seconds

apart starting with 5:24 left to play in the period. Bast added a goal with 2:02 remaining to make it a 3-0 game after two periods. Battlefords sealed the game with Brandon Lesko’s unassisted goal 4:25 into the third period. Rewerts made 32 saves en route to his 14th win of the season. Clarke Fiegel was saddled with the loss after stopping 28 shots. The Stars ended the weekend with a 5-0 win over the Notre Dame Argos. Toth made 34 saves in his first shutout of the season. Bly got the Stars off to the perfect start with a goal 16 seconds into the first period. That goal would turn out to be the only offence in the first. In the second, the Stars got off to another quick start. Bly scored 37 seconds in, giving Battlefords a 2-0 lead. LaFramboise continued his hot play with a goal 2:49 into the period.





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five straight games. It was the final regular season meeting between the two teams. The North Stars won the season series with the Ice Wolves 4-2, winning all three games in La Ronge. La Ronge came out looking to avenge the previous night’s loss, outshooting the North Stars 5-2 early in the first. The North Stars responded with pressure of their own. Battlefords’ effort led to the first goal of the game. Robin Yew forced a turnover in the La Ronge zone while fore-checking. Taylor Reich found the puck, spun around and shot it. Ice Wolves goaltender Dasan Sydora never saw the shot and was out of position as it slid into the net to give Battlefords a 1-0 lead. It was the second consecutive game Reich has scored. North Stars goaltender Darren Martin kept the lead at one heading into the intermission. On a wrap-around attempt from Ice Wolves defenceman Joren Johnson, Martin dove from post to post to make the save. With 26 seconds left in the first, Sebastien Beauregard took a hooking penalty that sent the North Stars to the man advantage. Battlefords capitalized 39 seconds into the second period. Dillon Forbes led the rush for the North Stars into the La Ronge zone and protected the puck around the defender. Forbes centred for Nick Fountain, who scored his ninth goal of the year to give Battlefords a two-goal lead. Fountain has a point in every game so far in January. The Ice Wolves cut into the lead shortly after the North Stars’ goal. La Ronge forward Owen LaClare skated across the net before shooting to the opposite side, beating Martin over his glove for La 16th goal of

the season. La Ronge wasn’t done there. Martin was unable to cover the puck in front of the net and made a diving attempt to collect it. I c e Wo l v e s f o r w a r d Kyle Campbell chipped the puck over Martin with his backhand to tie the game at two. The North Stars used the power play to break the tie. With Johnson in the penalty box for cross checking, Sydor stopped Jake Erikson’s point shot and gave up a rebound. Jake McMillen eventually found the puck and poked it past the Ice Wolves’ goaltender. It was McMillen’s 12th goal of the season and third goal in two nights. A combination of defence and luck kept the North Stars in the lead. Near the end of the period, there was a scramble in front of the net with Martin down, but the puck slid harmlessly through the crease. Ice Wolves coach Shawn Martin screamed at the referee, saying the puck went in. Coach Martin wasn’t happy about what transpired a short time after. With the puck loose in the crease and the North Stars goaltender down, the play was blown dead by referee Jason Bourdon before an Ice Wolves player tapped the puck home. The puck was visible to the players on the ice and the bench, but not the referee. A good break for the North Stars sent the game to

the third period with a 3-2 score. The first half of the third period was plagued with penalties and other play stoppages. There were four penalties between the two teams in the first four minutes of the period. The North Stars had the best chance in the first half of the period. Blake Young’s wrap-around attempt ended up in front of the net. Luke McColgan, who had just come off the bench, entered the zone with speed and slapped the puck off the cross bar. Kent Walchuck had a great chance to tie the game for the Ice Wolves. He collected a rebound, but North Stars defenceman Kendall Fransoo blocked his shot from going into the open net. Fransoo came up with another big block early in an Ice Wolves power play, seconds before LaClare was sent off for tripping to end the man advantage. With 42 seconds left in the third period, Forbes was penalized for interference. The Ice Wolves pulled Sydora, but were unable to hold the zone for an extended period of time before the final horn sounded. Martin stopped 21 shots to earn his eighth win of the season. It was the first time Martin has played since Dec. 11. Sydora made 39 saves, but was handed his eighth loss of the year for the Ice Wolves (15-18-2-0).

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Finalists named for Sask. Sport Awards 2013 Athletes of the Year Submitted Sask Sport Inc. is pleased to announce the 2013 Athlete of the Year finalists for the Saskatchewan Sport Awards. Every year Sask Sport Inc. recognizes individual athletes and teams for their outstanding contributions and achievements in amateur sport by awarding the Athlete of the Year Awards. Three finalists are chosen in the following categories: master, youth male, youth female, male, female and team. From these finalists an award recipient will be determined by an online voting process taking place from January 13-17. Voting is open to eligible organizations; including Sask Sport Inc.’s active and affiliate members, the Provincial Sport Governing Bodies and the Saskatchewan Sports Media. The 2013 Athlete of the Year award recipients will be announced by Sask Sport Inc. later this month. “The Athlete of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding athletes in our province. These finalists truly demonstrate that sport is more than a game. Through their hard work, dedication and determination to do their best, they exemplify all the great values that exist in our province,” said Shane Reoch, President of Sask Sport Inc. The finalists for the 2013 Athlete of the Year Awards are:

MASTER: Colin Coben, 58, Delisle, Golf, nominated by Golf Saskatchewan Ted Rowan, 80, Martensville, Athletics, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics YOUTH – MALE: Rylan Wiens, 11, Saskatoon, Diving, nominated by Dive Sask Philip Pitura, 17, Regina, Fencing-Sabre, nominated by Saskatchewan Fencing Association Marco Schumann, 14, Saskatoon, Speed Skating-Long and Short Track, nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association YOUTH – FEMALE: Kylie Zirk, 15, Saskatoon, Canoe Kayak, nominated by Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Kirsten Van Marion, 15, Asquith, Fencing-Epee, nominated by Saskatchewan Fencing Association Katelyn Lehner, 18, Prince Albert, Athletics-Heptathlon, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics MALE: Lyndon Rush, 33, Humboldt, Bobsleigh, nominated by Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation Jarret Kenke, 19, Saskatoon, Canoe Kayak, nominated by Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan Keegan Christ, 19, Regina, Speed Skating-Short Track, nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association FEMALE: Brianne Theisen Eaton,

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24, Humboldt, AthleticsHeptathlon, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics Chelsea Valois, 26, Zenon Park, Bobsleigh, nominated by University of Regina Athletics Natasha Kramble, 23, Saskatoon, Wrestling-Freestyle, nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Associa-

tion TEAM: Saskatoon Stingers, Saskatoon, Floor Hockey, nominated by Special Olympics Saskatchewan Regina Thunder Football Club, Regina, Football, nominated by Football Saskatchewan Saskatoon Scotia Bank

Selects, Saskatoon, Softball, nominated by Softball Saskatchewan Information on the 2013 Athlete of the Year Award finalists is online at http:// w w w. s a s k s p o r t . s k . c a / SportAwards. L a s t y e a r ’s w i n n e r s included female athlete of the year Kaylyn Kyle, a member

of the 2012 Olympic soccer team that won the bronze medal in London. Other winners were Kelly Wiebe for male athlete of the year, Jarret Kenke for youth male athlete of the year, Katelyn Lehner for youth female athlete of the year and the Saskatoon Hilltops for team of the year.



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by Gerry Bristow Keeping track of six games is not difficult, it’s impossible. Especially when you are looking at sheet one and the fall champion. When it comes to throwing the final rock in the end, you do not want to be looking at seven. That’s what Ed Kjargaard was facing in the first end and it was seven that Gorden Munn counted. What a start playing with the New Horizons. Munn counted two more in the next end, but then gave up one. The Munn bunch counted again and again, then they took out three at a time in end six. They were not at all kind. However on the next sheet, it was Allan Rogers who started off with a deuce before giving up points on the next three ends. By the fifth end, it was all tied at five. In the seventh, Bob Krismer was one point up. A double raise by Allan in the last end was a little heavy and

Krismer had the win. After four ends, Ralph Hall was leading Eugene Korpach by three and he kept the lead from then on. Dick Horrell got the season off to a good start by counting in the first three ends of his game against Bryan Peever. He then gave up one before counting again and again. In the Belyk/Forester game, they changed ends for the first five ends before big bad Belyk scored six in the seventh to come home laughing. It was a low scoring game between Alexander Scott and Peter Pauls. Each time you looked there weren’t any rocks in the house. In the fifth end, the Scott rink counted two to go three up. Pauls was not happy with that and counted four in the seventh to tie the game. With the last rock, Scott slid by the Pauls’ rock in the four and Pauls’ rink scored a win.

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Scrapbooks show a glimpse of earlier times

City of North Battleford Historic Archives terested may wish to contact the City of North Battleford Archives (306- 445- 1786) and make an appointment to view these. Currently a scrapbook is nearing completion chronicling the centennial tear for North Battleford. Since Dec.31, 2012, members of the City of North Battleford Historic Archives Committee and the Archivist Tammy Donahue Buziak, have been collecting newspaper articles, posters, photographs and other times for inclusion in the scrapbook. It is hoped this scrapbook will at some point appear online as part of the North Battleford City website. But as one centennial celebration has ended another event moves into focus. Saskatchewan Archives

By Barb Sealy Archives Volunteer

The time capsule, to be buried in the spring, will hopefully surprise the citizens of North Battleford in 100 years, who will open it to discover something of our life today. The objects placed within will reveal much, but perhaps more intriguing will be the details of our lives today held within the envelopes that individuals, organizations and schools have contributed.. Scrapbooks too show a glimpse of a previous time, and two important scrapbooks are preserved in the Archives Room at the Don Ross Centre — a scrapbook compiled in 1971 and an earlier one from 1955. Those in-

Two important scrapbooks are preserved in the Archives Room at the Don Ross Centre. Photos submitted Week will be celebrated here in the Battlefords Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Frontier Mall from noon until 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 8th at the Territorial Mall from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hopefully the inclusion of a Saturday will provide an opportunity for those who work during the week to view the display.

The theme this year will be “The Way They Were” with a look at the lifestyle of times past, the clothing, furniture, leisure and sporting activities as well the organizations of the day. Last year also falls into the past and so as part of the display we will feature “ City of North Battleford 2013 Centennial Celebration

Events — A Snap Shot”. It is very possible that you have among your treasures at home, photographs or other memorabilia that would enhance our collection. Your donations are always valued and appreciated. Time changes even organizations, so as we welcome Bill Wells to the group, it is

with regret that the City of North Battleford Historic Archives says farewell to two valued committee members, Mary Mattila and Ken Holliday. Holliday has served as chairman for the committee since 2001. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them both for their dedicated service.

Traffic safety spotlight: Intersection safety focus for January crashes in Saskatchewan take place at intersections, so the province-wide traffic safety focus for the month of January is intersection safety. Violations such as failing to yield to pedestrians or oncoming traffic, disobeying traffic lights or stop signs and jaywalking are all on the radar. “Many collisions in intersections are either rightangle impact or the result of a driver making a left turn and being struck by oncoming traffic,” said Chief Troy Hagen, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police.

Staff SGI and its law enforcement partners say they are moving to a month-long traffic safety focus for 2014, replacing the two-day traffic safety blitzes of 2013. “The month-long focus in 2014 will help keep traffic safety top of mind for Saskatchewan motorists,” said Andrew Cartmell, president and CEO of SGI. “This year, resolve to drive more safely, not just for your own safety, but for the well-being of everyone on the road.” According to an SGI press release, 40 per cent of all

“Both of these scenarios have enormous potential for serious injury or loss of life, making intersection safety a priority.” In 2012, there were close to 12,000 collisions at intersections across the province, resulting in 33 deaths and more than 4,000 injuries. During the winter months, SGI reminds drivers to slow down as they approach an intersection, even if they have the right of way, in case other vehicles aren’t able to stop. Don’t follow too closely and allow extra time to stop so there is some wiggle room when driving conditions are

slippery, SGI says. The month-long focus in December was impaired driving. Police across the province issued a total of 436 tickets related to alcohol or drug use while driving,

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Meeting Wednesday

Downtown arts centre proposed Staff A group of individuals interested in the arts hope to make downtown North Battleford a destination for artists and arts supporters. Organizer Joseph Campbell says a public meeting to form an Artist Run Centre in downtown North Battleford is being held Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the McKitrick School library. “We hope to create an open community-focused space for artists to work individually and collaboratively,� says Campbell. “We believe this could be a great thing for downtown and as the City of North Battleford is taking a positive, progressive approach to revitalizing our


downtown core neighbourhood, we believe that as an artistic collective, we are in a great position to add our voice to this effort to make our downtown a vibrant and culturally diverse area.� Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and organizers hope to attract interested individuals, whether they are artists looking for individual studio space, artisans wishing to participate in future Saturday markets, or anyone else wanting to get engaged in forming a creative cultural hub in the city’s core neighbourhood. All disciplines and skill levels are welcome, say organizers. Campbell can be reached by voice or text at 306-4809011.

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Members assist ambulance crews Staff Several minor traffic issues were reported to Battlefords RCMP between 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 and 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, and members assisted ambulance personnel on three occasions,


11:05 a.m. — Found hockey bag on 100th Street. Seized and held at detachment until owner can be located. 2:00 p.m. — 17-year-old male arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one of mischief. Victim sustained minor injuries during the assault. Victim and accused know each other. The accused has since been released on conditions that

include no contact with the victim. 3:57 p.m. — Reported hit and run. Sometime overnight an unknown vehicle struck a fence on 1500 block of 101st Street. 5:34 p.m. — Sexual Assault reported. Remains under investigation. Few details available at this moment. 7:12 p.m. — Reported hit and run. Occurrence at a parking lot off Territorial Drive early on the evening of Jan. 7. Minor collision between two vehicles, one of which drove away without exchanging insurance information.


2:12 a.m. — Man reporting have been assaulted but could not recall where, by whom or when it occurred.

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Angels Dwell Here - Chapel Gallery An imaginative exhibition of local artists entitled Angels Dwell Here is on display in the Windows Salon of the Chapel Gallery in North Battleford until Feb. 2. A variety of pieces are on display in a variety of media, including acrylic, oil and watercolour paint, fabric and photography. Tuesday, Jan. 14, an afternoon tea is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and an evening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. To the left is Essence, made of fabric, wire, feathers and ribbon, by Karen Kowalski. To the right is Protection - Earth Angels, acrylic on canvas, by Rosemarie Stadnyk. Photos by Jayne Foster

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Members spread quilted cheer for the holidays

Members of the Rivers’ Edge Quilters shared samples of their completed work at the group’s first meeting of 2014 held Jan. 3. Photo submitted

By Irene Sack Guild Member

Twenty enthusiastic members of Rivers’ Edge Quilters held their first meeting of 2014 Jan. 3 at the Don Ross

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Craft Room. A report was received indicating that 15 Walker bags had been donated to the residents of Villa Pascal. The Battlefords Empty Stocking Fund received: 15 quilts, two large quilts, 10 pillows and a variety of toques, mitts and scarves. Some were personal donations handled by the guild. Items were placed in the Christmas hampers that are delivered to residents of the community. Letters of appreciation were received from both. A letter of appreciation from the City of North Battleford 2013 Centennial Committee commented on the material assembled by Barb Sealy for the time capsule that will be opened in 2114. The envelope included a brief history of the guild, membership list of 2013, news articles of 2013, information about the projects of today, equipment and resources available, quilting terms, how things have changed and some thoughts and ideas of what might be in 2114. May the love of stitching in the company of peers continue for at least the next century! An interesting variety of projects have been planned for the weeks ahead. As always, several members brought completed items to be admired by all. For info about Rivers’ Edge Quilters please contact Barb at 306-445-0486 or Irene at 306-937-3551. Meetings are held the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m. in the craft room of the Don Ross Center. Membership is open to anyone of any skill level. “When life gives you scraps, just make quilts!”

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GOLL: In Loving Memory of Ferne Margaret Goll who was born March 23, 1952 at Edam, SK and passed away December 13, 2013 at North Battleford, SK. Ferne is survived by her loving husband, Edward Alan Goll; son, Alan (Carol) Goll - children: Patrick and Trevor, of Athabasca, AB; daughter, Fawn (Charlie) Coupland - children: Russell and Raelene of Castor, AB and stepchildren: Dustin of Glaslyn, SK and Christine, of Gruenthal, SK; parents: Clayton and Olive Foulds; brothers: Milton (Donna), Dale (Karen) and Lloyd; sisters: Rita (Neil) Sloan and Vivian (Matt) Burgess; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. Ferne was predeceased by her brother, Cameron Clayton Foulds who died as a baby. The Funeral Service was held Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Glaslyn Community Hall, Glaslyn, SK with Rev. Dan Gies, officiating. The Eulogist was Harvey Cashmore and Music Ministry by Pianist ~ Judy Gies and Hymn Selections “I’ll Fly Away” – “Will Your Anchor Hold” & “Mansion Over The Hilltop”. The Honourary Pallbearers were “Everyone Who Shared Ferne’s Life” and Pallbearers were Raymond Leger, Danny Bower, Sheldon Everson, Bob Lins, Seager Stubbington & Wally Dmytryshyn. Memorials are requested to Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Inc. Box 1358, North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8 (Please designate to the Palliative Care Unit) or the Glaslyn & District Museum, Glaslyn, SK S0M 0Y0. Interment took place at Glaslyn Cemetery, Glaslyn, SK. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. (306) 4464200 ____________________________________________________

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FENRICH - Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Trudy Fenrich (Fen-rick) of North Battleford was held on Monday, December 23, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Lutheran Church in North Battleford with Pastor Sheldon Gattinger officiating. Interment followed the service in Prairie Willows Columbarium at the City of North Battleford Cemetery. Memorial donations in memory of Trudy Fenrich may be directed to River Heights Lodge Recreation Department, 2001-99th St, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, S9A0S3. Left to cherish Trudy’s memory are her loving children, Katerina (Perry) Hellofs and their children, Rylee and Chloe; Kimberley (Greg) Fourchalk and their children, Avery, Alyx, Dani, and Carter; Dwayne Braun (Tara Gabruch); and Jeremy Braun (Danielle Wright) and their son, Damon; her mother, Regina Fenrich; siblings, Theresa (Harry) Cey, Caye (Ted) Winterhalt, George (Loretta) Fenrich, Regina (Norm) Bauer and Kaspar (Kelly) Fenrich; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, George Fenrich; son, Milton Braun; and brother, Kasper Fenrich. Condolences for the family may be left at Celebration of Life arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium. Cards of Thanks The family of Trudy Fenrich would like to thank their family and friends for the overwhelming support they have received during this difficult time. We greatly thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all the visits, phone calls, messages, flowers, food, gifts, and cards. We are truly blessed to have such tremendous support. The family would like to send a special thank you to Rev. Sheldon Gattinger (Zion Lutheran Church) and Trevor Watts (Eternal Memories Funeral Services and Crematorium), who helped us with all the funeral arrangements. The family asks that any donations can be made to the River Heights Lodge Recreation Department.

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OBITUARIES MILNTHORP - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chris Milnthorp, late of Battleford, on Thursday, December 26, 2013, three days before her 75th birthday. Chris leaves behind to forever cherish her memory her loving husband of 27 years, Jack; their children: Shelly (Alan) Laughlin: Patrick and Gwendolyn; Bruce (Brenda) Betnar: Bret, Chrissy (Robert) - Nevaeh, and Jerry (Carla) - Kira; Patty Milnthorp (Ray Fitzsimmons): Kasey (Cam), Mallory (Matt), and Tonye; Barb (Zane) Saul: Brandon and Zakary; brothers-in-law Gabe Henrich: Louis, Ken (Penny) Milnthorp, and Jim (Marion) Milnthorp; sisters-in-law Kathleen (Marty) Martell and Marian (Lorne) Harrison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Christiaan and Frieda, and sister Elsie. Service of Remembrance was held on Friday, January 3 from the Chapel of Sallows and McDonald - Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home with Mrs. Joyce Salie officiating. Interment will take place in the Spring of 2014 at the Town of Battleford Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in Chris’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the BUH Foundation for Palliative Care, PO Box 1358, North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8. The family has placed their trust with Kristeen Thiessen and the staff of Sallows & McDonald - Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home. (306) 445-2418 Eulogy by Alan Laughlin Christina “Chris” Martha Bosker was born on December 29, 1938 in Biggar, Saskatchewan. Her parents Christiaan and Frieda (Kolberg) Bosker farmed in the Valley Center district and so it was that Chris and her older sister Elsie were raised there. For her elementary education she attended a country school in the Valley Centre area. She completed her GED 12 years later and was very proud of that accomplishment. Chris was a first generation Canadian, her father having immigrated from the Netherlands and her mother from the US. Chris accompanied her father to Holland and later returned to Holland with her husband. She maintained contact with her Dutch cousin. In May of 1986 she married Jack Milnthorp. Although neither of the Milnthorp girls nor the Betnar kids was living at home then, a blended family was created. Grandma Chris was always interested and involved in her family and enjoyed each one of them. Chris was a people person. When she became ill and had to discontinue working at Wal-Mart, she would say how much she missed being in town. I asked her once in a joking manner if it was the work, the money, or the people that she missed, she quickly said with emphasis “The people!” She would lament about sitting day in and day out at the acreage with no one around and nothing to do but watch TV and do handwork. She loved TV and she loved handwork but even more than that she enjoyed being with people. Chris’s employment journey attests to her outgoing nature. As a young woman Chris moved from community to community due to family employment so she spent her time raising Shelly and Bruce. She did however work for a Co-op and sell Tupperware and Avon. Selling Avon was the opening of her entrepreneurial side. After selling for a while she became the district manager for Avon. Her district was large and her sales staff many. Her ability to carry out the policies of Avon was rewarded with several awards. Subsequently she became part of P & C Holdings, and that led to being the coowner of the St. Gregor Hotel in St. Gregor. A move to North Battleford found her purchasing the Hitching Post Motel, which she operated for a few years. Later she worked at Turner Warwick Publishing, the Battlefords and District Co-op, and managed Canada Post when it was in the Co-op. Not one to sit down and do nothing, she became part of CJM Holdings though which she operated the Highway 16 bypass Petro-Can and then the Petro-Can at Innisfree, Alberta. Petro-Can was a big job so eventually she and Jack semi-retired by buying a travelling business selling fishing and camping supplies to resorts and outfitters. Chris enjoyed Travelling; she enjoyed fishing and camping, so this was a natural fit. Finally she became an associate at Wal-Mart where she was able to stay in contact with the many friends and acquaintances that she had made throughout the years. Deteriorating health finally caused her to discontinue working. Chris was not one to be at loose ends. Her little hands were made just right for knitting and crocheting. Jack would drive and she would do her handwork. They would watch TV or sports and Chris would be making something for someone. Today many of us are wearing sweaters that she made as gifts over the years. If it wasn’t knitting or crocheting, it was embroidery and especially liquid embroidery. She owned a knitting machine but she said by the time she got the thing all threaded and ready to go she could have the job done by hand! Apparently Chris played the accordion but few of us were ever able to enjoy the show. After Jack and Chris moved to the acreage they acquired a zoo full of animals and although always said that Jack wanted the animals, she kept us up to date of the status of each one and made sure that they were always alright. She enjoyed their dogs Spook, Spike 1, Buddy, and finally Spike 2. Chris enjoyed gardening and enjoyed sharing vegetables with friends and family. She particularly had a thing for cucumbers. She enjoyed travelling and camping in their motor home. Dorintosh and Waterhen Lake were among her favourite spots. In earlier years, she was a member of the Royal Purple and in later years she and Jack were members of the Grand Squares Dance Club and the Good Sams organization. Chris’s life was a busy life. Unfortunately a few years ago she was diagnosed with cancer. With determination she faced this new challenge. Surgery, chemotherapy, a second round of chemotherapy, and a third round of chemotherapy followed by yet another approach was not enough to win the battle. Chris was tried and ready to go so on Thursday December 26, 2013 at almost midnight, she accepted God’s call and passed away. Now she rests in eternal peace.


WHELAN - Mr. Joseph Whelan passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Battlefords Union Hospital. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, January 3, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Father Anthony Afanagide presiding. Vigil of Prayer was held on Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. with Betty Stone presiding. Both services were held from St. Joseph Calasanctius Roman Catholic Parish. The cross bearer was Christopher Turley. The first reading was read by Kari Rooks-Whelan. Anita Verlangen sang the Responsorial psalm, “Let Us Go Rejoicing”. The second reading was read by Marilyn Whelan. Prayers of the Faithful were recited by Pierrette Turley. Gifts bearers were Rosella Verlangen and Carol Hepp. The St. Joseph’s Music Ministry provided the music with pianist, Sylvie Masich and director, Theo Masich. As a soloist, Anita Verlangen sang “Ave Maria”. The Honorary Pallbearers were “everyone who was a part of Joe’s life”. Memorial Donations in memory of Joseph Whelan may be directed to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium. Condolences for the family may be left at Joseph is survived by his wife, Rita and his children, Randy (Kari) Whelan of Marwayne, Alberta; Maureen (Michael) Hudec and their children, Patrick, Matthew, and Andrew of North Battleford, Saskatchewan; Trevor (Marilyn) Whelan and their children, Braden, Chantal, and Katrina of Turtleford, Saskatchewan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert (Bertha) Whelan; sister, Beryl and brother-in-law, Grant Turley. The Eulogy was read by Darryl Turley, nephew to Joseph. Joseph William Whelan was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 17, 1932. At the age of two, he was adopted by Robert and Bertha Whelan from Kyle, Saskatchewan where he grew up with his sister, Beryl. As a child, he was expected to do many chores around the farm including scaring the chickens from their nests to gather the eggs, chasing skunks out of the chicken coop, and milking the cows. When he started school, his sister Beryl was his teacher and math was his favourite subject. For enjoyment, he loved bike riding, playing the piano, and making his own toys. As he grew older, he enjoyed playing all sports especially baseball, hockey, golf and curling. His claim to fame was that the Toronto Maple Leafs were interested in giving him a tryout as a goalie, but the day the scout was in town he couldn’t find Joe because Joe was on his way to boot camp. He swore that Johnny Bauer owed his career to that missed opportunity. Uncle Joe finished high school at St. Thomas College in North Battleford, and then he became a journeyman sheet metal worker. He worked in Saskatoon in that trade. While living in Saskatoon, he met his future wife, Rita through a church young people’s club, and they were married in 1961. Joe often joked that he was so good looking that Rita accepted his marriage proposal despite the fact that while playing goal that night he’d suffered a broken nose and two black eyes from a puck in the face! Joe and Rita had three children Randy, Maureen and Trevor. The family spent most of their years in Marsden where Joseph and Rita owned and operated the hotel and later the grocery store. During this time, Joe also continued to work in the sheet metal business. In Joe’s spare time, he could be found at all of his children’s sporting events where he was an umpire, referee, or volunteering as a goal judge. One of the kid’s fondest memory of their Dad was when he would play the piano at 3:00 in the morning and they would think it couldn’t get any worse until he started singing. He was also very involved in the church including, the Knights of Columbus, choirs, communion minister and lector. After the children graduated, Joe and Rita spent 10 years in Major managing the Coop store. When they retired from the Co-op, they moved to North Battleford where Joe worked part time as a commissionaire. He also spent countless hours enjoying their six grandchildren, Patrick, Matthew, Andrew, Braden, Chantal, and Katrina. Grandpa spent many hours in his woodworking shop making all kinds of toys including, trucks, cars, barns, a dollhouse, and swords for his grandchildren. When not in his shop, he was an avid cribbage player often losing to Rita and skunking the grandchildren. He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Cards of Thanks The family of Joseph Whelan would like to thank family and friends for their support and prayers through this difficult time. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated. Words cannot express how much your compassion means to us.

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A dozen timely tips for your tax planning season By RBC Wealth Management The Twelve Days of Christmas has become a holiday favourite over the years. In the spirit of this traditional festive carol, RBC Wealth Management offers The 12 Tips of Tax Planning to help with the important weeks ahead in the annual

tax-planning calendar. “Unfortunately, the tax collector isn’t as nostalgic,” said Tony Maiorino, vicepresident and head, Wealth Management Services at RBC Wealth Management. “That’s why we encourage individuals and business owners to take advantage of some downtime they may have over the holidays to consider some important tax planning strategies.”


Community Events Calendar

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Please call our 24 hour helpline at 306-446-6166 for support or information. .Saturday, January 18 Club 70 - at the North Battleford Royal Canadian Legion, 1352 - 100th Street from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with lunch. Phone Les & Donna at 306-845-3772 for more info. Everyone welcome.

Maiorino said that while many Canadians may be aware of the importance of year-end tax planning, there are some equally important deadlines for implementing tax-saving strategies that may only be available in January and February. “Naturally, our minds may not be on taxes during the holiday season,” he added. “But January and February are right around the corner. Now is a good time to review your situation with a qualified legal or tax advisor.” In the spirit of the season, RBC Wealth Management offers The 12 Tips of Tax Planning as a guide: For individuals: RRSP contributions: The deadline to make a contribution to a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) that can be claimed as a 2013 RRSP tax deduction is generally the 60th day after the 2013 yearend, which falls on March 1, 2014. But since March 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline has been extended to Monday, March 3, 2014. In-Kind RRSP/TFSA contributions: If you don’t have sufficient cash on hand to make an RRSP contribution,

you can consider making an “in-kind” contribution of eligible securities from your non-registered account to your RRSP. You can also contribute securities in-kind to your Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). 2014 RRSP contribution room: Potential new RRSP contribution room is created every January 1 based in part on income earned in the prior year. In light of this, consider making an over-contribution of $2,000, which is not subject to the over-contribution penalty. Although the money is not tax-deductible, it can be deducted in a future year if you have the available RRSP room. To avoid the overcontribution penalty, you’ll need to check that you’re not more than $2,000 over your total contribution limit. TFSA: Canadians who are 18 and over are eligible to contribute to a TFSA. The contribution limit was $5,000 per year from 2009 to 2012 inclusive, and is $5,500 for 2013 and 2014. If you did not use your contribution room in a previous year, the unused room is carried forward indefinitely. Family income splitting

Saturday, January 18 Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee Snowmobile Rally at 10:00 a.m. at Centre, last rider out at 2:00 p.m. Chili lunch to 4:30 p.m. and ham supper from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 21 & 28 Time for Tots at the North Battleford Library at 11:00 a.m. Phone 306-445-3206.

Wednesday, January 22 & 29 Preschool Storytime at the North Battleford Library at 11:00 a.m. Phone 306-445-3206.

Thursday, January 23


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Senior’s Cash Bingo in the Club Room at 7:00 p.m. at Borden.

Thursdays, January 23 & 30 Preschool Storytime at the North Battleford Library at 2:00 p.m. Phone 306-445-3206.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, January 24, 25 & 26 The Hafford & District Recreation Association hosting its 24th Annual Winterama Festival in Hafford. Weekend activities include a family fun night, Áoor curling, kaiser, ice hockey, sleigh rides & other activities plus silent auction.

Saturday, January 25 Family Literacy Day Celebration at the North Battleford Library at 2:00 p.m. For more information phone 306-445-3206.

Saturday, January 25 Teen Comic Book and Graphic Novel Club at the North Battleford Library at 3:00 p.m. For more information phone 306-445-3206.

Sunday, January 26 All You Can Eat Sunday Brunch at the Knights of Columbus, 1202 - 105th Street from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monday, January 27 Adult Book Club at the North Battleford Library at 7:00 p.m. For more information phone 306-445-3206.

Wednesday, January 27 Senior’s Potluck Supper and Birthdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Club Room at Borden.

January 28, February 4, 11, 18 & 24 Heart to Heart is a Heart and Stroke Foundation program, working in partnership with Prairie North Health Region to offer cardiac patients and their partners the answers to their questions about heart health. Through these 5 sessions, patients learn about coping with health problems, making healthy eating choices, the role of exercise in heart health and how to manage stress. Classes will be held on January 28, February 4, 11, 18 & 24 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Primary Health Center. To Ànd out more or to register, call Kellie Heidel 306446-6424 or email Please leave a daytime phone number if leaving a message.

Wednesday, January 29 Travel Program - Following in the Goldminer’s Footsteps: Hiking the Chilroot Trail - present by Donna DesRoches at 1:30 p.m. at the North Battleford Library. For more information phone 306-445-3206.

Wednesday, January 29 Kids’ Lego Club at the North Battleford Library from 4:00 5:00 p.m. Phone 306-445-3206 This section, which will appear weekly in Tuesday's News-Optimist and Thursday’s Regional Optimist, is provided free-of-charge to non-profit organizations. To list the Community Calendar please call News-Optimist at 306-445-7261 or fax the information to 306-445-3223. Please provide complete information including event, time, date and location. Although we will do our utmost to make sure your event appears in this section, News-Optimist does not guarantee all submissions will appear. Deadline for submissions is 12:00 noon Friday prior for Tuesday's & Thursday’s publication.

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loans: If you set up a prescribed rate loan with your spouse or a family trust in a previous year to split income, it is critical that the annual interest on the loan be paid on or before January 30, 2014. Eligible retiring allowance: If you received an eligible retiring allowance in 2013, you’ll have until March 3, 2014 to make a special contribution to your RRSP (but not to a spousal plan) without requiring RRSP contribution room. Labour-sponsored investment funds: Consider purchasing shares of laboursponsored funds by March 3, 2014 to take advantage of a 15 per cent federal laboursponsored funds tax credit on a maximum contribution of $5,000 (maximum $750 federal tax credit). An additional provincial tax credit may also be available. Speak with your advisor to determine whether an investment in a labour-sponsored fund is suitable for you. LIRA conversion to LIF/ RLIF: If you have a LockedIn Retirement Account (LIRA) and are planning to convert it to a Life Income Fund (LIF) or Restricted Life Income Fund (RLIF) in 2014, you may want to consider converting the plan in January 2014, rather than later in the year, to give you added flexibility to withdraw more from your LIF/RLIF in the first year. 2013 Home Buyers’ Plan withdrawals: If you participated in the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP) in 2013, but borrowed less than the maximum $25,000 tax-free from your RRSP, you may

be eligible to make another tax-free RRSP withdrawal in January 2014 (up to the $25,000 maximum permitted). After January 2014, subsequent withdrawals will not qualify as tax-free. For business owners: Consider paying yourself a bonus: If you operate your own business with a year-end after June 30, consider paying reasonable bonuses to employees, including yourself. Canadian tax rules allow a corporation to deduct a bonus paid to an employee on the corporation’s previous year’s tax return as long as the bonus is paid within 179 days after its corporate year-end. T4 filing deadlines for employers: If you have employees in your own business or you employ a nanny or babysitter, then you must file the appropriate T4 Summary forms to the CRA by the end of February. For 2014, the deadline is February 28. In addition, a copy of the T4 slip must be delivered or mailed to the employee(s) by this date. Sale of private business shares: You may have disposed of “qualified small business corporation” shares in 2013 and realized capital gains that cannot be fully exempt under the $750,000 lifetime capital gains exemption. If this is the case, you may be able to defer all or some portion of the taxable capital gain if you reinvest the proceeds in a new eligible small business corporation any time in the year of disposition, or within 120 days after the end of that year.

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The passion of a life lived for God alone Isobel Miller was born in Toronto, in 1901. Top of her class in both high school and university, clever and talented, she blossomed into a pretty young woman who also loved to party. With others her age she was caught up in the social whirl. Dances, the theatre (showing some skill as an actress herself), anything to mask the inner emptiness she felt. How did things come to that point? Isobel was born in a Christian home, and she benefited from that heritage. But when her beliefs were later challenged at university in British Columbia, she realized they were only a weak remnant of what her parents had taught her. With that she cast these “outmoded” ideas aside and became a skeptic. Isobel later described this period of her life as wandering on “the misty flats,” a phrase from a poem by John Oxenham. It was a long and rocky path from there to her marriage to John Kuhn, and their service for the Lord as a missionaries to China. Fortunately for us – because there are so many lessons in her stumbling search for truth – Isobel Kuhn was a gifted author, and she describes her life with great frankness and insight in her many books. John and Isobel served

be done! / My Jesus, as Thou wilt! Though seen through many a tear, ‘ Let not my star of hope grow dim or disappear; / Since Thou on earth hast wept, and sorrowed oft alone, / If I must weep with Thee, my Lord, Thy will be done!” It’s possible that others will think of such a person, as

Robert Cottrill, B.A., B.R.E. among the Lisu people of China, from 1927 until the Communist Revolution in 1950 forced them out. Before her untimely death from cancer in 1957, Isobel left a unique record of missionary life that few Christian workers have had the skill to provide. A number of others have written biographies about her, too. It’s one by Carolyn Canfield that capsulized her dedication to Christ with its title, One Vision Only. When she at last committed her life to the Lord, it was with an overwhelming passion that was both deep and lasting. With the Apostle Paul she could say, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain … What things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ … That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His suf-

ferings, being conformed to His death [i.e. becoming like Him in the sacrificial love revealed in His death].” Phil. 1:21; 3:7 10) Around 1704, a German pastor named Benjamin Schmolk (1672-1737) wrote a powerful hymn expressing that kind of total devotion to Christ. It is difficult to sing – or should be, if we’re brutally honest with ourselves – simply because it pledges a level of dedication that so few Christians truly exhibit. Yet the experience of seeking to do the will of God each day, and proving His faithfulness, is intended for every believer. The hymn says, “My Jesus, as Thou wilt! Oh, may Thy will be mine! / Into Thy hand of love I would my all resign; / Through sorrow, or through joy, conduct me as Thine own, / And help me still to say, my Lord, Thy will

many of her friends thought of Isobel Kuhn: that she threw her life away in China. Why bury herself in a remote and primitive village? With her talent, she likely could have become famous, and wealthy, too. But in the words of another missionary, Jim Elliot, “He is no fool who gives what he

cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” That was the attitude of Benjamin Schomolk as well. “My Jesus, as Thou wilt! All shall be well for me; / Each changing future scene I gladly trust with Thee: / Straight to my home above I travel calmly on, / And sing, in life or death, my Lord, Thy will be done!”

It’s New Year’s when…. If I didn’t already know that Christmas 2013 is over and gone, it wouldn’t take a divine revelation to figure it out. In fact, there is plenty of evidence to prove that one year has retreated into history and a new one has appeared to take its place. Doubt my conclusion? Then consider the following. First, those eye-popping photos of desserts have disappeared, replaced by exhortations to join the local gym, munch strictly on vegetables and consume only those things that are calorie free. Or, as calorie free as possible. Access to dietary aids designed to rid you of excess pounds is remarkably easy and only requires a significant reduction in the weight of the contents of

one’s wallet. Then, there is the matter of ingenious but quirky retail marketing. This past week I heard that a local store is taking the concept of “beating the season” to new extremes by stocking their now Christmas-free aisles with summer goods. In January. Before Valentine’s Day. Or Easter. Perhaps it really is an act of kindness when I consider that those folks living through current mindnumbing cold might enjoy

visions of seaside vacations. While sand pails, shovels and beach balls may do it for them, I live too close to the ocean to convince myself water can be warm. Finally, there is the reality of opportunities available only last year. Today we watched one of our granddaughters board a plane, headed for another province and the completion of her second year of university. Last year this time we consoled ourselves that she’d be back for the summer; she has other plans for next summer. How grateful I am that some things never change! “He who calls you is utterly faithful and he will finish what he has set out to do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:24 J.B. Phillips)

Spend some quality family time together. Worship at the church of your choice. Our community has a number of churches and a variety of denominations for you & your family. TERRITORIAL DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH Corner of Scott & Territorial Drive

10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service Everyone Welcome! Senior Pastor - Keith Klippenstein Assoc Pastor - Mike Magnus

Pastor: Rev. Allen Huckabay nd

1372 102 St 306-445-3009


Notre Dame (RC) Parish Corner of 104th Street & 12th Avenue Rev. Father Gerard Legaspi MASSES: Saturday - 7:00 p.m. Sundays: 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

SUNDAY SERVICES St. George’s Anglican Church - 9:00 a.m. 191 - 24th Street West, Battleford, SK

St. Paul’s Anglican Church - 11:00 a.m.

OFFICE 306-445-3836

1302 - 99th Street North Battleford, SK Rector: The Rev. Peter Norman


Hosanna Life Center Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7:00 pm Bible Training Classes & Personal Mentoring


Pastors: Peter & Lydia LitchÀeld Members of Christian Ministers Association

Reclaim Outreach Centre A Gospel Mission Teaching the Word Caring for the hurting

Battlefords Seventh-Day Adventist Church

962A - 102 Street

Pastor Dave Miller

Sunday Service: 6:00 p.m.

Corner 16th Ave. & 93rd Street, North Battleford

“Reclaiming Our Spiritual Heritage” Pastors Len Beaucage & Don Toovey Furniture or Donations: Please call Don at


Phone 306-445-9096

Saturday Services Bible Study - 10:00 a.m. Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

Community Baptist Church 1202 - 103 Street, North Battleford, SK 306-446-3077 PASTOR: RON BRAUN

Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Everyone Welcome Canadian National Baptist Convention

Maidstone/ Paynton United Church of Canada Phone: 306-445-4338 Clergy Person: Rev. Ean Kasper

10:30 Service Church & CE Wing: 306-893-2611 For booking the Wing: 306-893-4465

CHURCH SERVICE Sunday 11:00 a.m. 1702 - 106th Street, North Battleford Rev. Dan Millard Phone: 306-445-4818 Email: Website: Come join us this Sunday!

Living Water Ministry Pastor Brian Arcand Phone: 306-445-3803 Cell: 306-441-9385 Fax: 306-445-4385

Sunday Evening Service 7:00 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

1371 - 103rd Street (Use East Door)

Zion Lutheran 10801 Winder Cres. 15th Ave. & 108th St. North Battleford, Sk

306-445-5162 Fellowship Hour 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sheldon Gattinger Everyone Welcome

Third Avenue United Church Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 1301 - 102nd Street, Phone 306-445-8171 Rev. Frances Patterson

Everyone Welcome www.thirdavenueunitedchurch.

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