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Be kind on Friday By Jayne Foster Staff Reporter

Showcase Star The Rider Girl, Colleen Sutton, was one of the attractions at the Battlefords’ Best Business Showcase and Trade Fair Hosted Thursday to Saturday. NationsWEST Field House was the main venue for the event, which featured other entertainment and a VIP kickoff luncheon featuring former Roughrider turned real estate businessman Matt Dominguez. For more on the showcase turn to Page 3 and visit Photo by John Cairns


Friday, Nov. 1 has been earmarked as Random Act of Kindness Day – a day to celebrate little niceties and encourage others to pay “acts of kindness” forward. According to the Battlefords and District Community Foundation, schools, businesses and individuals have decided to take part with 3,000 Random Act of Kindness Day cards circulating around the community. The cards encourage the cardholder to perform a simple act of kindness for someone – a neighbour, a friend, a co-worker, or someone they don’t even know – and hand the card over to that person, encouraging him or her to do the same. “There are so many different types of actions that people can use as their kind act – buy someone a coffee, congratulate someone on a job well done, pay someone’s parking meter, even something as simple as holding open a door for someone with their hands full – each act provides us with an opportunity to connect with someone in our community,” says Kathy McNinch, executive director of the foundation. You can also be kind to an animal this week. The Battlefords Humane Society is having a three-day adoption blitz at discounted rates, sponsored by Lakeland Veterinary Services. Hours have been extended for the three days, 12:30

p.m. to 8 p.m. The adoption blitz started Monday and runs until Wednesday, and will be followed on Halloween Day, Thursday, by the Battlefords Humane Society customer appreciation day from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will also be a haunted animal shelter experience from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There are other Halloween activities going on this week, such as the Halloween Howl for Kids, from Oct. 29 to 31 at the Frontier Mall in North Battleford. There will be voting for your favourite pumpkin, with proceeds to the Battlefords United way, and pumpkins for sale. On Thursday, there will be kids’ activities starting at 4 p.m. The end of the week moves past Halloween season and on toward, dare we say it? Christmas! That means the annual Mistletoe Craft and Gift Sale. It’s a chance to get your Christmas presents early and enjoy homemade concessions. There will be more than 40 booths with everything from handmade crafts to Christmas decor at the Agrivilla. Hours on Saturday, Nov. 2 are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more art for sale at the Battlefords Art Club show and sale, “Sparkle With Art,” at the Chapel Gallery Friday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items will include cards, quilted articles, wood carving, photos and pottery.

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Marigold Market offers art, crafts and edibles play,” she said. Of the 22 vendors, some of which are new to the sale, several are juried to be able to sell their work at Saskatchewan Craft Council and all of its sales, said Stadnyk, including Eva Scott, who has a masters degree in knitting. Some of the items on sale for the two days were pottery, art cards, paintings, sculpture, knitting, glass art, fabric items, gourmet foods, face and body products, jewelry and even Christmas cakes.

By Jayne Foster Staff Reporter

In its third year, the Marigold Market attracted the attention of art and craft lovers over Friday and Saturday at the Chapel Gallery in North Battleford. Organizer Rose Stadnyk said they had 22 vendors at the art, craft and food fair. The Marigold Market has its origins with a group of artists who work together, originally a group of potters, said Stadnyk. “We used to have a studio, but then we lost the studio and didn’t have a place to sell,” she explained. Since they did some of their work at the Don Ross Centre, it made sense to use the Chapel Gallery for a sale, giving it a catchy name. It started with pottery, she said, and then other artists asked to join in. This annual event also has a fundraising component and at this year’s sale they have given a free exhibit space to the Battleford Trade and Education Centre, which is currently fundraising for a new building. They have been working since July getting their crafts ready, said Stadnyk. “They have a wonderful dis-

Colleen Fleury, above left, of Dragonfly Dreams Pottery was one of 22 vendors at the Marigold Market Art, Craft and Food Fair at the Chapel Gallery Friday and Saturday. Ev Campbell, above right, shows off a painting of the Battleford post office, which had barely hit the table before it was sold. Photos by Jayne Foster

Goody Reid had art cards on display. “I go through quite a bit of ink,” she says. To make the cards she purchases the patterns, prints them, then crafts them to create cards that are as much a gift as a greeting.


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Connie Jack of Sweet Snugglies was at the Marigold Market Art, Craft and Food Fair held at the Chapel Gallery Friday and Saturday.


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Mail this nomination form to: Citizen of the Year Judges P.O. Box 1029, North Battleford, SK S9A 3E6. All nominations must be received by NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Jennifer O’Hanlon of Battlefords Trade and Education Centre points out a piece of artwork on a poster that she worked on in preparation for the upcoming BTEC annual art sale. BTEC was at the Marigold Market offering a variety of crafts for sale.

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Michael Brokop, photographer, and Chris Hodge, an artist who works in several media, at the Marigold Market Art, Craft and Food Fair.

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Matt Dominguez kicks off business showcase By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Organizers of the Battlefords’ Best Business Showcase turned to a Grey Cup-winning former Saskatchewan Roughrider star to kick off their event. Matt Dominguez, who played five years for the Roughriders as a wide receiver including with the 2007 championship team, was the keynote speaker for the VIP Kickoff Luncheon at the Dekker Centre. It was the first major event of the three-day Best Business trade show. The event, organized by the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce, saw the majority of its activity take place at the NationsWEST Field House from Oct. 24 to 26. The selection of Dominguez to speak to the businessoriented audience was appropriate, given his own transition from football to the business world. He works with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service as its broker of record for several of its offices, including the one in North Battleford. The Moose Jaw-based Dominguez took on that title this year, one that has seen him come to North Battleford on a number of occasions on business. Many of his colleagues from the North Battleford office were in the audience, as were others from the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce and the rest of the business community. His business career is different from the fame and notoriety of his playing days, though. During his address, he recalled meeting one fan who recognized him and asked “hey, didn’t you used to be Matt Dominguez?” He spoke about the qualities needed for successful leaders in business. He called on those in the room to focus on building bridges as opposed to building fences. What struck a chord with many of the business-minded people in the luncheon audience were some the reasons Dominguez opted to pursue his real estate career in Saskatchewan rather than return to his native Texas. He had been an

One arrest in Sunday night break‐in spree Staff A 22-year-old man is in custody facing charges of possession of stolen property, but Battlefords RCMP are still investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins overnight Sunday. Police say a tip from a member of the public led to the arrest. Due to the large number of vehicle break-ins RCMP say there may be several other unsolved break-ins or thefts from the early morning hours. Crime victims are encouraged to contact the detachment if they have had property stolen or their vehicle broken into.

Watchful Neighbours Thwart Thieves Battlefords RCMP say they are on the hunt for a male and a female who are alleged to have attempted break and enter of residential property in the 1800 block of Gregory Drive at about 11 a.m. Friday. Police say the pair, who were wearing balaclavas, were spotted by neighbours as they approached the garage near the residence. The perpetrators fled on foot headed north and were seen leaving the area in a white or tan Ford Taurus that was parked nearby. Police say extensive patrols were made throughout the area, but the pair were not located.

Stolen Vehicles Recovered Battlefords Rural RCMP have recovered six stolen vehicles in heavily bushed areas within Sweetgrass First Nation. Police say the vehicles, recovered with the co-operation of Sweetgrass community members, were stolen from the Maidstone and Cut Knife areas. Two vehicles were significantly damaged by fire. Two of those that were undamaged were reported stolen the same day from the Maidstone area. Registered owners of the vehicles have been notified of their recovery. Anyone with information on these or other crimes is asked to call the North Battleford RCMP at 306-446-1720 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-454-1212 (TIPS).

Matt Dominguez, formerly of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and now with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, gives the keynote address at the VIP Kick Off Luncheon to begin the Battlefords’ Best Business Showcase event. Photos by John Cairns all-star at Sam Houston State in his college days there. Timing proved a big reason. Dominguez explained that around the time he retired from football in 2008 the housing market in the United States tanked, while the housing and

employment markets in Saskatchewan were in great shape. “So it didn’t make sense to basically run home to basically the worst scenario in North America, when I was living in the best scenario,” Dominguez said. Besides, he had been in Saskatchewan for five years. That is one way he answers the question he gets from Saskatchewan people about “why are you still here?” But Dominguez has another response to that question ready as well. “This is a great place to live, so stop having low self-esteem about it,” he said. In meeting reporters after his address, Dominguez acknowledged making a successful transition to a life off the field is not an easy one for many pro athletes, especially when they focus for years on succeeding in their own sport. Dominguez acknowledged many players struggle after their playing days are over. “If you look at the statistics it’s not very good,” said Dominguez. “A bigger portion of that is you spend your whole life trying to reach this pinnacle, this one thing, and once you’ve have gotten there and you’re in it for a little bit, you’re not focusing on anything else.” Being sidelined with knee injuries was what forced him to think seriously and plan for life beyond football, Dominguez said. “Not everybody gets that as a wakeup call,” he said. He got involved in fixing up properties and selling them, sparking his interest in real estate. That led to him getting his real estate and later his brokers’ licences. He points to a sports background as being particularly good for anyone in the field of business in general. “Sports in general, teaches you adversity, teaches you how to co-operate, teaches you how to be humble,” said Dominguez. The real estate field has attracted many former notable pro athletes as agents or brokers. Dominguez can point to a few reasons it has proven a good fit for former players. “You have to be self-motivated,” said Dominguez. As well, he said athletes have outgoing personalities. “So you want to be in front of other people, you want to meet people, associate with them. Those types of things also work well in real estate. Also, another portion of that is the amount of money you can make is as much as you can work.” Name recognition helps, but Dominguez points out it’s not enough by itself. “It can get you in the room, but you still got to be able to do the work.”

Local issues to be addressed in fall sitting says MLA Herb Cox By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Saskatchewan Hospital, increased Internet bandwidth in schools and access to driver education on First Nations are some of the highlights of the speech from the throne identified by Battlefords MLA Herb Cox. Cox is looking forward to seeing several local issues addressed in the fall session, which began Oct. 24.

He was heartened by the “further announcement that Saskatchewan Hospital is going forward,” said Cox. The mention of Saskatchewan Hospital was in connection to SaskBuilds, with the throne speech stating SaskBuilds was working on the development of several projects including the new hospital. “It’s being done under SaskBuilds and there (are) several big projects in the province,” said Cox.

Building permits up, values down By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Building permit numbers for September were up, but permit values were way down, based on the report for the month for North Battleford. Building Inspector Jerry Wintonyk submitted the building permit report at the City’s municipal services meeting Monday. For the month, the city issued 19 permits for a value of $1,253,000, compared to 12 issued for $12,639,000 in 2012. The main reason for the big drop had to do with the fact that in September 2012

a new condo permit had been issued for $13,500,000. That category recorded a “nil” last month. Overall for the month, there was one new dwelling permit for $399,000 (compared to two for $563.500 a year earlier), five garage/ carports for $99,000, six residential alterations for $105,500, one commercial alteration for $5,000, two new industrial permits for $561,000, one sign for $15,000 and three removal/ demolitions for $68,500. For the year through September, 96 permits have been issued for $12,007,400 compared to the 2012 number of 105 permits issued for $41,248,900.

Cox adds he had attended the “3P” planning sessions for the hospital this summer. He called that mention in the throne speech the highlight of the speech for him. Another standout was bandwidth in the schools. He attended school board meetings this summer, he said, and one of the items that came out of the meetings with Living Sky School Division was the issue of lack of bandwidth. “In rural schools, they don’t have enough bandwidth for all the students to get on their computers,” said Cox. The throne speech announcement that the government would work to increase that bandwidth was an important one for him. Cox also pointed to the announcement of a new international scholarship program for those taking advanced education elsewhere, as long as they came back for work in Saskatchewan. Also important, said Cox, was SGI’s commitment to provide driver education on First Nations. “Only 30 per cent of the schools on First Nations have driver ed,” said Cox. Having worked with the First Nations and SIIT, he said, “that’s a big impediment to finding employment.” The estimate is the new

program will accommodate 2,600 students. “That’s great for employment,” said Cox. Cox was happy to see mention of $10 million going to long term care needs for health regions, which can be applied for based on the regions’ needs. “We realize our population is aging and we’ve got to be very aware of what kind of work we are doing in our long-term care facilities,” said Cox. Also mentioned in the speech were government plans to act upon the Traffic Safety legislative committee recommendations, a committee Cox was a part of this summer. “We’re definitely toughening the penalties on drinking and driving, and we’ll see those penalties unfold as the session goes along,” said Cox. Cox also looks forward to anti-crime initiatives in this session, noting the details will be outlined further as the session moves along. He is also looking forward to seeing anti-bullying initiatives. A week in November is to be declared Anti-Bullying Week and Cox noted their legislative secretary working on that issue, Jennifer Campeau, will be back in the Battlefords later in November.

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P3 construction deals will cost taxpayers more Dear Editor The Government of Saskatchewan recently presented its throne speech to the people of the province. Among the many issues addressed was the need to construct new schools throughout Saskatchewan. While we certainly need new schools, what the government has proposed is that a number of schools in our province be built according to a P3 privatization model. But what do P3s mean for us? Sometimes misleadingly called public-private partnerships, P3 privatization deals involve signing complicated contracts with construction and supply companies, where the companies construct and operate buildings and then lease them back to the government. These kinds of deals are being signed for a variety of purposes, including hospital, care facility and school construction. Of course, companies don’t agree to build things for the government without some kind of incentive, which is why P3 privatization deals almost inevitably cost more than normal government construction projects. Companies only agree to participate in projects that are profitable, and corporate profits add significantly to the cost of construction. Instead of simply paying for construction, taxpayers are forced to pay for construction and corporate profit. The P3 privatization model for school construction has already been tested in a number of Canadian jurisdictions. In Alberta, for example, a number of P3 schools have been constructed since 2007. Before the projects even began, early estimates were that P3 privatized schools would cost 51 per cent more than publicly built and operated schools. In 2007 alone, the budget for the P3 schools project rose from $200 million to $512 million. Analysis of the project after its completion found three schools could have been built using conventional government construction deals for every two schools that were built under the P3 privatization scheme. What’s worse, cost cutting measures at one school, including the use of substandard roofing materials, caused the roof to leak only six months after it opened. P3 privatization schemes amount to little more than government handouts to construction and supply companies. They’ll cost the people of Saskatchewan more, and provide less of a return. They’re just bad business. Hopefully our government will think twice about signing such terrible deals. Larry Hubich President, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

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North Battleford Neighbourhood Watch taking shape By John Cairns Staff Reporter

Efforts to set up a Neighbourhood Watch program in North Battleford took another step forward Oct. 24. That was the evening for an organizational meeting to set up Neighbourhood Watch in the city, held at the Don Ross Centre. At the meeting were Mayor Ian Hamilton and Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt with Woolfitt doing most of the talking before some 40 individuals who attended. The Neighbourhood Watch meeting is one of a number of meetings and efforts organized on the heels of several high-profile crime incidents in the Battlefords in the past number of weeks — incidents that have included a stabbing death, shootings, walking trail attacks and a number of armed robberies. Sgt. Woolfitt’s presentation saw far less of the rancor shown at the Sept. 30 meeting on public safety held in the adjoining Don Ross gymnasium, as he provided information and answered questions about what Neighbourhood Watch would entail. He told reporters the ob-

Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt of Battlefords RCMP speaks about setting up Neighbourhood Watch in the city at a meeting at Don Ross Centre Oct. 23. Photo by John Cairns jective of the meeting was to “inform people what the Neighbourhood Watch program is about, what it can do for the community if we can get enough people to mobilize and get to know each other in the neighbourhood.” The idea, he explained, is for those people to coordinate and be “the eyes and ears” of the neighbourhood if there are suspicious activities going on there. At the meeting, Woolfitt provided an outline of how the Neighbourhood Watch

organization would be set up, showing an organizational chart in which block captains are set up to help lead efforts. Woolfitt also provided suggestions at the meeting on what to look out for. Suspicious activity could include strange noises such as glass breaking, screams, loud bangs and so on. He also stressed the importance of “getting to know your neighbour” and knowing what counts as normal activity in the neighbourhood.

He discouraged “vigilante” actions and encouraged Neighbourhood Watch par-

ticipants to not get involved and to call the authorities when they see suspicious activity. In speaking to reporters following the meeting, Woolfitt explained the idea is for people at the meeting to go back to their neighbourhoods, talk to their friends and organize groups where they can participate in activities to provide information on home security, what to look for and how to report to the police. He called that evening’s meeting a “beginning step in getting this program off the ground.” The plan is for another meeting in the near future to see where people are at and how to move to the next step. Signup sheets were provided and those would be cross-referenced with those

who signed up at the Sept. 30 public meeting. As well, those interested in signing up can contact City Hall. If co-ordinators are in place in certain areas, the plan is to refer them to those leaders there. Mayor Ian Hamilton was encouraged by the interest shown. “It’s a good start to a groundswell that I strongly believe will occur in the city of North Battleford.” He says more meetings are anticipated in the future weeks to get the program started, and fully expects the individuals who showed up at the meeting will be spreading the word to their friends and neighbours. “I’m enthusiastic and optimistic about how much area of the city that we’ll cover.”

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MLA Cox organizing meeting with provincial ministry reps By John Cairns A meeting with provincial ministries on public safety issues should be organized soon, says the MLA for the Battlefords. Herb Cox told the NewsOptimist last week, work is underway to set a meeting including ministry officials. North Battleford council passed a resolution this month calling for a joint meeting with provincial and federal ministries, one that would include the provincial ministries of justice and public safety, to address the recent wave of crime incidents in the city. While Cox could not speak to the federal situation, he expects the province to be at the table. “We are working on having a meeting with two of the ministries here,” said Cox. “As soon as we can get that set up we’re going to proceed with it. We realize that’s a high priority in our city. It’s something that has to be addressed and addressed quickly. And not only the problem, (but) the situation right now. But we need to find a solution to the problem. We can’t solve it without finding out what the cause is.” Cox made his comments following the delivery of the Throne Speech in the legislature, opening the fall session

in Regina. At a Neighbourhood Watch organizational meeting held at Don Ross Centre Oct. 24, North Battleford Mayor Ian Hamilton confirmed to reporters meetings with the province were imminent. “Our MLA Herb Cox has assisted us in obtaining and accessing the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Corrections and Public Safety, and I would also expect to have conversations with the

Minister of Social Services,” said Hamilton. Hamilton noted officials from MP Gerry Ritz’s office were at the Neighbourhood Watch meeting and are aware of the issues. Hamilton anticipates the ministries will hear the city’s concerns on public safety. “We’ll be discussing with them and making them aware of our situation, of our concerns. We have every expectation we will be received very well.”

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The North Battleford Comprehensive High School Be the Change/ Me to We Club and Ford of Canada - Valley Ford hosted a Drive One 4 UR School event at NBCHS. The fundraiser raised $3,540 for Me to We, SADD and the music/band Program. Presenting the cheque is Kevin Russel from Valley Ford to the Be the Change Club — front row, Ainsley Platten, Sarah Klaasen, Jenna Fan, Martina Larsen, Kayanah Elias; back row, Shelley Pfeifer, Matt Taylor, Katelyn Poulsen, Ariana Dawyduk, Latasha Frohlich, Keana Price, Roxanne Smart-Garden, Amber Kotzer and Kevin Russel. Photo submitted


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Lydia and Ralph Salzgeber: the Milbanke legacy By Richard W. Hiebert North Battleford Centennial Historical Committee

I am indebted to Joyce George for researching and writing a draft on Lydia and Ralph Salzgeber and the 100 year history of the Milbanke’s business. It should be noted that Joyce is a fine writer in her own right. Her work to document and preserve the city of North Battlefords’ fascinating built and cultural history is appreciated by the North Battleford Centennial Historical Committee and general public alike. On the occasion of the Milbanke’s Flower and Gift Shop’s 100 years of service to the Battlefords, we look back to the beginnings of this remarkable enterprise. Ralph Salzgeber was born in 1887 into a large family of 14 children at Salzburg, Austria. Salzgeber was known for its salt mines. Salzgeber means “giver of salt.” At the age of eight, Ralph was sent to a boarding school whose curriculum was largely horticulture. Ralph acquired a love for plant husbandry, and especially the growing of roses. And, it was here that Ralph and his roommate, Gustel Wetterauer, became lifelong friends. Lydia Louisa Frey, was born the eldest of three children at the town of Mosbach, Baden, near Heidleburg. Like many children from prosperous middle-class families, she was sent to a boarding school. It soon became apparent that Lydia was very bright. She learned several languages. She also had a lovely singing voice and was given lessons to enhance her natural ability. In 1910, Lydia made the voyage to the United States with her uncle Peter and, as fate would have it, Ralph was on the dock to wish his friend farewell and safe passage to Canada. Then Ralph met Lydia Frey, Gustel’s cousin, and he was impressed. Lydia and her uncle stayed with an uncle on Long Island and then moved to Brandon, Man. However, Lydia was so disenchanted with the endless barren landscape that she returned to New York. In the same year, Ralph followed his friend to Brandon. From there he took the train to Vancouver. During the trip, he met a man who sold him an acre of land in the North Battleford area. Ralph journeyed back to North Battleford only to find that his new acquisition was worthless – nothing but rocks (on the site of McMillan Bros). Undaunted, Ralph bought a small shack in Chisholm Town. It was bitterly cold. Fortunately, Harry Parsons invited him to stay with his family for the winter. Ralph boldly began to chart his future. He bought lots on 1311 James Street (108th Street) and 1322 Charles Street (107th Street). During his stay with the Parsons, and with newfound friends, Ralph built a house and a glass greenhouse on Charles Street. Within three years of arriving in Canada, in 1913, he opened his business, Western Canada Floral. When Ralph found out that Lydia had returned to New York, he was dismayed. Not one to give up where a beautiful and cultured woman was concerned, he wrote many letters to persuade Lydia to come to North Battleford. Ralph finally won her over. They were married in St. Paul’s Anglican Church in 1914. They were blessed with four children, Gertrude, George, Louise and Walter. The Salzbegers ran their business from Charles Street until 1925. Then disaster struck. A cyclone and hailstorm destroyed their greenhouse. To continue with their business, they ordered flowers from Medicine Hat. Shortly after, Ralph purchased a property and building at 1111 Main Street (100th Street). Ralph and Lydia spent the next two years readying the building and constructing a green house. In 1926, Western Floral Company moved into its new premises. Then catastrophe struck again. A torrential rain rushed down the street flooding their basement. Three feet of water ruined their workspace and much of their inventory. With characteristic resolve, Ralph and Lydia cleaned up the mess and were soon back in business. The Salzgegers’ business also survived the hard years of the Great Depression. Ralph and Lydia were not content to simply maintain their business. They were intent on expanding. They bought two lots on Queen Street

(98th Street) where they grew vegetables, flowers and trees. The generous nature of the Salzgebers was evident in their sharing produce with those in need. Sometime later, they built a house on the lots. Ralph also flooded a rink for the neighbourhood kids on the adjacent corner lot. Lydia’s and Ralph’s willingness to help their fellow citizens went well beyond sharing garden produce. When German immigrants arrived in North Battleford, the Salzgebers would meet them at the train station and then assisted them in settling into a new land and a new culture. Lydia was fluent in a number of European languages so she was able to translate for immigrants settling in North Battleford and those passing through. In addition, Lydia endeared herself to many with her ready smile and hospitality. She was a charter member of the North Battleford Choral Society and the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church choir. The Second World War was a difficult time for the Salzgebers as it would be for any parents with a son gone to war. Their oldest son, George, trained as a bomber pilot with the Royal Air Force and was assigned to the elite RAF Pathfinder Force, which was kept in complete secrecy during the war. He flew 90 missions over Germany when the survival rate for pilots was only 25 per cent. George sustained two serious injuries. After the war, George was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, War Medal, Air Crew Europe Star and the Defence Medal. On a leave back to North Battleford, he had met and married Olive Snow, a registered nurse. After the war, George and Olive attended McGill University where George took a degree in meteorology and Olive completed a graduate degree in nursing. Ralph and Lydia retired to Metinota Beach in 1946. Ralph continued to do what he loved best – gardening. After a long and productive life, he passed away in 1974. Lydia remained active in community life until she retired to the River Heights Lodge at the age of 90. This remarkable, industrious and caring woman died in 1988. Ralph’s and Lydia’s business was passed to the family’s second generation (1946 to 1970). Gertrude (Gertie), their oldest daughter, worked in the store with her parents until her marriage to Philip Milbanke. Phil served with the RAF from 1939 to 1946. He, accompanied by Gertie and daughters Louise and Georgia, was posted in several locations across Canada. When he was assigned to North Battleford, Ralph and Lydia gave them the opportunity to buy the business, which they did. Phil changed the name to Milbanke Flowers Ltd. When Phil died in 1990, Gertie didn’t retire. She worked in the flower shop until she finally retired a number of years later. The business was passed once again to the third generation (1966 to 1990). After the Salzgebers’ granddaughter Bunny married Howard Libbey, Howard worked in the store for four years until Bunny finished her nursing career. They took over the store in 1970. Their son, David, is retiring this year after serving 25 years with the RCMP. David and his wife are proud of their sons, Burke, who is a computer programmer, and Bryant, who has a degree in commerce. Bunny and Howard retired to Day’s Beach. The business again passed to the fourth generation (1990 to the present). Greatgrandson Glenn and his wife Cindy (Culbertson) became the owners of the Salzgeber-Milbanke enterprise in 1990 after working in the store from 1982. Bunny praised Glenn as “blessed with his great-grandfather’s genius with flowers.” Urban Accents was added in 1996 to offer exclusive gift and home décor items. They received a BBEX award in 1998. Their son, Landon, is studying geo-physics and works part time in the store. As Gertie noted, “We’re still making the floral industry our family business today.” Indeed they are. During our centennial year we note that Ralph and Lydia Salzgeber’s dream lives on. Four generations have wonderfully served our city and enriched our lives. (Source: Libbey family)

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North Stars continue to struggle, drop two games over weekend

Kale Thomson was spectacular for Yorkton in Friday night’s game, making 40 saves for the shutout. The Battlefords North Stars went on to lose Saturday’s game to Humboldt and are now 4-11 to start the season. Photo by Sean Macey

By Sean Macey Sports Reporter

The Battlefords North Stars had the lowest winning percentage in the SJHL last week with a chance to make up ground in the standings with a pair of home games Friday and Saturday. Game one against Yorkton had a familiar result for the home team. For the second game in a row, the North Stars registered more than 40 shots with their opponents at fewer than 30 and still

lost. Yorkton goalie Kale Thomson stood on his head in a 2-0 shutout effort. The North Stars had bursts of brilliance, but once again showed why they’re the most penalized team in the league. Anytime momentum began to shift, the North Stars took penalties to ruin their chances. Game two was against the division-rival Humboldt Broncos. It was another bad start for the North Stars. They killed off two early power plays, but the Bronces got extended zone time during a

delayed penalty for the North Stars and took advantage. Goalie Darren Martin made a spectacular diving blocker save, but the rebound hung around the net when Austin Duzan batted the puck out of the air and into the gaping cage with seven minutes left. The North Stars kept battling and a flurry of bonerattling hits quickly gave energy to the fans and the team. During one of many scrums after a whistle, Humboldt took a penalty and it was the North Stars’ turn to work

some power play magic. Big Igor Leonenko used his size to protect the puck as he went outside on the Humboldt defence before sliding it to the front of the net on a platter for Reed Delainey. He tapped it home to tie the game at one with seven minutes left. The second period saw the North Stars play possibly the best hockey of their season on home ice, but again a penalty killed them. With Kendall Fransoo in the box for roughing with seven minutes left, Gray Marr beat Martin from the slot to make it 2-1.

That was the only penalty for the North Stars in the frame, which was a good sign for the team. There were a couple glorious breakaway chances, including one by Robin Carlson, who fired it over the net. The North Stars took 22 more penalty minutes in the third. Twelve came when Ben Greenaway was given a game misconduct for a blow to the head, which started a long delay as penalties were handed out. Humboldt added two more goals, one into an empty net, and went on for the 4-1 victory. But the story of the weekend is penalties, with the North Stars racking up 74 minutes in the box over the weekend. “We’re the most penalized

team in the league right now and referees see that before the game starts, so of course they’re going to be watching us closer than other teams,” said coach Kevin Hasselberg. “That’s my responsibility as a coach and right now we’ve gotta address this and make changes to get our team back on track.” Hasselberg also said changes need to be made “top to bottom” following the North Stars’ sixth straight loss on home ice to open the season. Their 4-11 record is the worst in the SJHL and the turnaround to make those changes is a quick one with the team back on home ice Tuesday night to take on Melville.

October 29 The Battlefords North Stars are still looking for their first

win at the Civic Centre when they take on Melville. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.

November 2-3 The Battlefords Midget AAA Stars are back on home ice to take on Swift Current. Games start at 2 p.m. both days.

November 2 The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame is holding a welcome home dinner for Andrew Albers at the Alex Dillabough Centre. The event starts at 4 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

November 9 The Battlefords Bantam Barons have a home game at Battleford Arena after a long stretch away from home. Game time is 4:45 p.m. 13105CC00

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Midget Stars shut out in first regulation loss of the season By Sean Macey Sports Reporter

On paper, Thursday’s game between the Prince Albert Mintos and Battlefords Stars at the Civic Centre looked like an easy win for the home team, but there’s a reason hockey’s played on ice and not paper. The Stars played eight games without losing in regulation and were at the top of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League standings. The Mintos had won only one game and were in 11th place in the 12-team league. But Prince Albert, who has allowed the fewest goals against in the league, were led by defence and goaltending once again. The Stars spent minute after minute in the offensive zone, controlling play, but were kept to the outside for most of the game. At times, the team got pass-happy and turned down some good chances to shoot. Their forwards have been setting up highlight reel goals for most of the season with their passing, but the formula didn’t work Thursday. With the top two lines not able to rack up the goals as

they did in previous games, it gave some other players the chance to step up with strong two-way games. Traye Tkatchuk, Troy Gerein and Josh LaFramboise have been playing good defensive hockey all season, but could be overlooked when their teammates were scoring three points in a game. Tkatchuk had a strong game as usual on defence, keeping opposing players away from the net on the penalty kill. He was boxing out Mintos’ forwards and giving goaltender Rylan Toth a clear view of the puck. Gerein is another player counted on heavily in penalty killing situations. Once again, he used his good skating and active stick to take away passing lanes and keep players on the outside. He didn’t fly under the radar when he registered the hit of the game in the third period. Gerein caught a Mintos forward coming across the blue line with his head down and laid the hit, making his teammates on the bench go crazy. LaFramboise had a number of scoring chances to go along with his penalty killing. He played a bottom six forward role most

of the season, but stepped it up offensively Thursday. LaFramboise was rewarded by being put on the top line with Spencer Bast and Josh Bly in the third period. However, the big efforts weren’t enough to get the win. Lane Michaslw was lights out in net for Prince Albert, making 24 saves and registering a shutout. The first goal was a bit of a fluke as the puck popped up softly and went over Toth’s shoulder down low. Goal two came on a nice pass from down low to Keegan Kjargaard in the slot, who let the shot go in a hurry, and Toth couldn’t square up in time. Goal three came on a two-man advantage when Ryan Duret stepped into the slot and hit the only opening over Toth’s shoulder. All in all, the Stars played well, but the honeymoon had to end eventually. They were the last team in the league to lose a game this season and only the Notre Dame Argos have outscored their opponents by a larger margin. Those two teams met Sunday in Notre Dame. The Stars lost 7-2. It came following a 6-3 victory the day before against the Notre Dame Hounds.

Stars goalie Rylan Toth stood tall in Thursday’s game, but it wasn’t enough and the team went on to lose their first game in regulation all season to the Prince Albert Mintos. Photo by Sean Macey

Roughriders’ winning streak comes to an end at hands of Stamps

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are seriously teetering on a cliff right now. The green and white were denied a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night in Calgary when they lost 29-25 to the Stampeders. It clinched top spot for the Stamps and means if the Riders want to get to the Grey Cup, they’ll have to beat BC in the semifinal here in Regina, then go to Calgary to upset the mighty Stampeders just to get back home and face Kent Austin’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL title game Nov. 24 (that’s my bold prediction and has been since the spring). How are the Riders teetering on the brink of extinction so far in advance of the Grey Cup? Well after this week’s throwaway game at home against Edmonton to conclude the regular season they’ll enter the perilous single-elimination tournament. At this critical juncture it remains to be seen if the Riders are peaking at the right time or “firing on all cylinders,” whatever that means. I was never much into cars. So while the Stampeders were putting the finishing touches on their first place finish the other night, effort-

lessly switching up quarterbacks as if coach John Hufnagel was shifting gears in a Mercedes, the Roughriders were stuck on the side of the road, looking under the hood amidst a pile of steam. That’s the way it looked to me. The sideline blow up between Rider tailback Kory Sheets and offensive coordinator George Cortez was so troubling you wanted to look away. And after the game Rider defensive back Dwight Anderson fumed to reporters, “Calgary sucks!” Even the most dyed-inthe-wool Rider supporter would think to ask Dwight, “so where does that leave you?” Really the most troubling thing right now is the frustration of the Riders’ undisputed MVP Kory Sheets. He was limited to 42 yards on 11 carries and the strategy was unclear — did the Riders abandon the run because Sheets wasn’t getting early yards or was he never really part of the game plan in the first-place? Even Sheets himself doesn’t know and it took veteran slotback Geroy Simon to calm him down going into the half at McMahon Stadium. “Honestly I just said, ‘use that emotion on the field,’”

Simon shrugged. “Guys get heated and they get emotional and frustrated. Guys gotta try to calm each other down, but at some point you gotta let guys be themselves and vent. If it’s on the sidelines it has to be channeled the right way, but if it’s on the field you can use that to motivate you.” Upon the team’s return to Regina, head coach Corey Chamblin said they aren’t “mentally tough enough” in

some areas and the Sheets blow-up is another sign of where they are as a team right now. Peaking at the right time? Hardly. But there’s time to figure it out and that’s generally what they do best. Losing streaks are followed up by winning streaks around here and if the Riders were to clinch first-place and win the Grey Cup they would have had to

string together eight-straight victories going back to week 15 in BC. That’s highly unlikely if not impossible for this team to do. So they’ll regroup, recharge and tune up against Edmonton before attempting to eliminate the BC Lions who will likely still be without top pivot Travis Lulay. Then a trip to Calgary and the Western Final looms on the horizon and the Rid-



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OBITUARIES ELLIOTT: Mrs Jennie Mary Elliott of Battleford, Saskatchewan passed away at the age of 78 years with her family by her side at the Battlefords Union Hospital in North Battleford. Left to cherish Jennie’s memory are her loving family; daughter, Karen Elliott - Rumpf (John); son, Darren Elliott (Caroline); grandchildren, Ashley Sadlowski (Tyson), Colby Sadlowski, Brennan Elliott and Jennifer Elliott; sister, Helen Pluta; niece, Audrey Kitching (Kevin) and their children, Melissa (Clay), Addison, Hudson, and Kristin; nephew, Dale Pluta; special friends, Shirley Kulyk (Jessica and Allie) and Darcy Elias and family; many other special friends and relatives. She was predeceased by her husband, Gene; mother and father, Metro and Lena; brotherin-law, John Pluta and nephew, Donnie Pluta; and her best friend, Olga Kulyk. Memorial Donations in memory of Jennie may be directed to BUH Foundation - C/O 3rd North & Palliative Care 1092107th St. North Battleford, SK S9A 1Z1 Hematology and Oncology Department-Royal University Hospital 103 Hospital Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium. Condolences for the family may be directed to Eulogy It is with great sadness that the family of Jennie Elliott announces her passing on October 18, 2013 at the Battlefords Union Hospital. Jennie was born June 21, 1935 to Lena and Metro Billy in North Battleford. She grew up in Hatherleigh, SK with her younger sister, Helen. Jennie married Gene Elliott on May 3, 1958. Six years later they were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Karen. Two years later came the birth of their son, Darren. Jennie worked at TurnerWarwick Printers as a composition supervisor for 39 years. After retirement, Jennie spent most of her time with her family and friends. She enjoyed being at the lake and volunteering at the BUH and Wellness Clinic. Jennie was kind hearted. You could see it in her eyes and the softness in her voice. Her world revolved around her family as she loved them unconditionally. She was more than a sister, mother and grandmother, she was a best friend. To her sister, Helen, she was the one Helen looked up to. Jennie had a way with words that gave Helen comfort. She was always there when needed. As sisters, they laughed and cried together. They loved each other unconditionally - they were best friends. Jennie enjoyed spending time with Helen and her family at their farm, especially at harvest time. To her children- Karen and Darren- she was the first person to love them. The first face they recognized was hers. It was her soft eyes that watched over their first days and nights. It was her smile that inspired their own. It was her love that shaped the love that they have for others. To her grandchildren- Ashley, Colby, Brennan and Jennifer- she was affectionately called Nana. Their Nana was loving, caring, compassionate, generous and loyal. Nana never judged them but, instead encouraged them to follow their dreams and strive for more. Nana was a big impact in their lives. Nana was never too busy. She always had time for her grandchildren and never grew tired of listening to them. Nana will always have a special place in their hearts. Jennie enjoyed hosting her extended family and friends. Her special place was at the family cabin at Turtle Lake, where she spent her summers. Jennie’s last happy moments were spent with her family at the cabin before going back into the hospital. Jennie wanted her family to remember her for the love she had for them all. The message she left for her family and friends is to love one another and stay close. On behalf of the family, we wish to express our gratitude for your many acts of kindness evidenced in thought and deed. Card of Thanks The family of Jennie Mary Elliott would like to extend our appreciation to everyone for their kind words and support during our difficult time. We wish to express our gratitude to Reverend Nora Borgeson and Joyce Salie, Trevor Watts and the staff at Eternal Memories. We would also like to thank Organist Junice Headley, Soloist Jackie Esquirol and the United Church choir and luncheon ladies. We would also like to send a special thanks to Dr. Lipsett and the staff on 3rd North and Palliative care at BUH for their excellent care as well as the dietary staff for accommodating her needs. We would also like to thank Dr. Sheridan and Dr. Card and the staff on the Hematology/Oncology ward at RUH.

LOIK: In Loving Memory of Todd Micheal Loik who was born Sept. 20, 1997 at Edmonton, AB and passed away Sept. 9, 2013 at North Battleford, SK. With heavy hearts family and friends gathered to Celebrate the Life of Todd Loik on Sept. 14, 2013. “With his gallant smile and radiant way, “Young Todd” filled our hearts each day! A fun loving, wonderful, energetic, beautiful boy of many talents. A true lover of the outdoors; passionate for cars and motorcycles; a willing worker, always sharing, caring and welcoming. Todd will always have an eternal love and everlasting place in our hearts! Forever Missed! Never Forgotten! Cherished and loved deeply by all his family and family of friends. Todd is survived by his loving mother, Kim Loik; Aunty Karen Sorenson & Uncle John Sorenson & their children – Shauna, Justin (Bobbie) & Jan Sorenson; Uncle Keith Loik (Robbie Miklenic) & children: Miranda & Chris DeCock – children: Ava & Alex; Kyle & Logan Loik; Great-Aunty Myrna Prediger & Great-Uncle Jim Bell; also many cousins, family & close friends; his loving father, Norman Worobetz (Judy Belyk) and brother, Ryan Bacheldor (Taylor Hettinger); Grandparents: Miro and Angie Worobetz; Aunt Brenda (Ray) Seibert – cousins: Tara, Ashley, Kristy; Uncle Brad (Patty) Worobetz - cousins: Jessica, Andrew; Uncle Neil Worobetz – cousins: Sonia (Devin) Phillips; second cousins: Nolan, Alexa, Mackenzie; along with additional Great-Uncles, Aunts and cousins. Todd was predeceased by his grandparents: Walter & Iris Loik; Uncle, Todd Loik; Great-Aunt, Lois Johnson & Great-Uncle, Earl Johnson; Great-Uncle, Edwin Reid & Great-Aunt, Carol Reid. Card of Thanks The family wish to thank Bob MacKay and the Battlefords Funeral Service along with Fr. Greg Elder of St. Vital Roman Catholic Church for their compassion in difficult times; all who participated in the Funeral Mass and all who shared in Todd’s life. “In the Hands of God, Todd’s Life will never end!” ____________________________________________________ WATERS, Terence (Terry H.), 1942 - 2013, Terence Waters passed away in Vancouver on October 10, 2013. Terry was born in Winnipeg MB, first son of EB Waters and Helen F. Waters (nee Henry). He spent most of his life at various locations in Saskatchewan including Craik where he graduated from high school. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, and later, his CA designation. He was employed in public practice initially and later became controller for Mawson Hotels Ltd. in North Battleford, until health problems forced his early retirement in 2003. However, he remained involved in the hotel industry as an owner until September of this year. In August of 1965 Terry married Judy Reich, originally from Craik. They lived in various locations across Saskatchewan as well as short stays in Castor, AB, as they attended to their hotel business, and finally to Vancouver, BC shortly before Terry’s death. Most of Terry’s vacation time was spent at the (Henry) family cabin on the lake at Ignace, ON, a “retreat” for five generations of family that has continued to build wonderful memories of friends and happy times for everyone involved. Even after the loss of his eyesight and most of his mobility, Terry always enjoyed his visits to the cabin with his pet cats and family. Throughout his life he maintained a keen interest in politics and an unwavering support of the Saskatchewan Roughrider football team. Terry is survived by his wife Judy; three children Korina, Kevin and Ken; three grandchildren Kailyn, Terrance and Cheyenne; one brother Don (Francis); one brother-in-law Garry; two sisters-in-law Pat and Heather; three nieces; one nephew and numerous cousins and other extended family members including Judy’s step-sister Sylvia (Orvis) and her family. He was predeceased by one grandchild Charmaine; his son-in-law Scott and his brother-in-law Jim. He was a retired member of the Masons and Shriners in North Battleford. A Memorial Service for Terry will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, first right turn past Briargate Road) with interment and reception to follow. Memorial donations in Terry’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Sten Olesen, Hillcrest Funeral Home, Saskatoon (306) 477-4400. ____________________________________________________

TOMLINSON ~ Fay Irene Tomlinson passed away at the Riverside Health Complex, Turtleford, Saskatchewan on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Fay was born in Turtleford, Saskatchewan on March 29, 1925 to Charles and Cora Knisley. Fay was predeceased by her husband, Ken in September, 2006. The funeral service for Fay was conducted from Mervin United Anglican Church, Mervin, Saskatchewan on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Canon Don Skinner officiating. Reverend Skinner and Marg Uhlig sang the duet, “On The Wings Of A Dove.” The hymns sung, “Nearer My God To Thee” and “Abide With Me” were accompanied by organist, Noreen Williamson. The honorary pallbearers were John and Adolph Tesch. The active pallbearers were Keith Simkins, Bill Bannerman, Hank de Graaf, Carl Lundberg, Stewart McMurphy and Ken Chambers. Interment was held in the Mervin Cemetery. Donations in memory of Fay may be made to Mervin United Anglican Church Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice. McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements. Card of Thanks On behalf of the late Fay Tomlinson, many thanks to the staff at the Riverside Health Complex for the kind and loving care she received as a resident. Thank you to Don Skinner for looking after her funeral service and to the Mervin A.U.C.W. for providing the lunch. Thank you to McCaw Funeral Service for handling the funeral arrangements. ____________________________________________________ ASHCROFT: Hugh Charles Ashcroft passed away peacefully on October 13th, 2013. Born in Hafford, Sask. on January 11, 1922 to Harry and Florence (Whittemore) Ashcroft, Hugh spent his early years on the family farm before joining the Navy at 18. having sailed on Corvettes in North Atlantic during World War II and on the HMCS Huron during the Korean War, Hugh ascended to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. Following his posting to Halifax as Navel Overseer East Coast in 1965, Hugh worked as a contracts officer with the Department of Supply and Services until his retirement in 1987. On October 13th, 1943 Hugh married Emily Rogers, a financial clerk in the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps, to whom he remained a loving husband and a devoted caregiver. Hugh was also a beloved father of Beverly (John) Low and Heather Terry, both of Lower Sackville, and son Harry (Mary) Ashcroft, of Dartmouth and the much-beloved brother of Irene Martin of North Battleford, Sask. He was the adored “Grampie” to Rhonda (Stephen) Woodward of Lower Sackville, Dr. Darren (Sara) Low of Sydney River, Leah Terry of Melfort, Sask., Janine Terry of London, England, Neil (Frances Willick) Terry of Lower Sackville, Charles Ashcroft of Dartmouth, Naomi (Gary) Bartlett of Calgary, Alta., and great-grandfather of Sally Woodward of Lower Sackville and Zevff Low of Sydney River. Hugh was predeceased by his wife, Emily, son-in-law, Tony Terry and brother-inlaw, Melvin Martin. A memorial service to honour his life was held on Friday October 18th at 2 pm at Fairview United Church with the reception following in the church hall. There will be no visitation by request. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory made be made to Fairview United Church Memorial Fund, 3524 Dutch Village Rd. Halifax, NS B3N-2S1 ____________________________________________________

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OBITUARIES PRESCESKY: Colleen Kristine Prescesky was born March 25, 1959 in North Battleford, second child of Howard and Effie Bulmer. She has one older brother, Kolin and three younger siblings, Wilfred, Anita and Dawn. They were raised on a family farm near Lilac. Colleen and Doug started dating in 1975 and were married in February of 1979. They moved to the farm in 1980. On March 17, 1981 they were blessed with a daughter, Amanda Rochelle and a couple of years later, on December 2, 1983 they welcomed Brennan Ryan Wayne to their family. Colleen loved motherhood and enjoyed her children so much. She loved the outdoors and along with her family took part in trail rides, hayrides, skidooing, camping, fishing, canoeing, quading, and cutting wood. Colleen’s favorite place to camp was Little Shell Lake, where they took numerous canoe trips. She also spent countless hours gardening and doing yard work. Colleen took great pride in her yard, garden, flowers and trees; it always looked beautiful. The fact that Colleen was such an outdoors person certainly didn’t mean she neglected her house; it was always clean and well organized. As we all know, Colleen was one of the best cooks, bakers, canners there was. All of her nephews and nieces were known to say “it’s good but it’s not Auntie Colleens!” And of course don’t forget her biscuits - they were the best there was! Colleen was a great lover of music, especially country music, taking in many concerts, jamborees, music jams and dinner theatres. We all know that Colleen loved her camera and always had it with her; she took pictures of everything; she was our family photographer. She always had a way of making us feel special. Colleen had many accomplishments, and after raising her family she worked for a few years at Regional Care Center in the kitchen. Then she decided to go back to school and graduated as a Special Care Aide in 2005. She did very well, even earning an award. Colleen was very good at her job and was complimented many times for her caring and compassionate way with patients. Over the past few years, Colleen and Doug hosted two beautiful outdoor weddings. On July 14, 2007 Amanda married Scott Merrick and on July 2, 2011 Brennan married Joelene Gabrysh. Colleen always said she had the best son-in-law and daughter-in-law anyone could ask for; she loved them dearly. Colleen and Doug welcomed two grandchildren; March 31, 2009 Amanda and Scott had their first child, Norah Mclean, and on July 19, 2012 they added Hudson Scott to their family. Colleen was the most excited grandma there was and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren as often as possible.Colleen worked right up until she ended up in the hospital in late fall 2011. Her strength, determination and perseverance carried her through these past two years. She fought with her whole mind, body and soul to overcome her sickness. Colleen’s positive thinking and ability to carry on life as close to normal was amazing. She still hosted family get togethers, attended as many functions and concerts as she could manage and continued to remember our birthdays and anniversaries. She would say “tomorrow is a new day and it will be a better day.” We love you Colleen, and will miss you more than words can say. You will remain in our hearts forever! On behalf of Doug, Amanda, Scott, Brennan, Joelene and families, we want to thank you all for your support, gifts of food, flowers, cards, calls and for your presence here today. A special thank you to Scott Parker the Palliative Care Coordinator, Dr. S. Ahmed, Saskatoon Cancer Clinic, Dr. Hesselson and St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit for your care and compassion. Colleen passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Doug; daughter, Amanda (Scott) Merrick and their children, Norah and Hudson; son, Brennan (Joelene) Prescesky; her parents, Howard and Effie Bulmer; sisters, Dawn (Brent) Ruzesky and Anita (Dan) Prescesky; brothers, Kolin (Cheryl) Bulmer and Fred Bulmer; parents-in-law, Henry and Irene Prescesky; sister-inlaw, JoAnn (Trent) Jordan; brother-in-law, Kevin (Heather) Prescesky; nieces and nephews, Graham (Kim) Ruzesky, Kirby Ruzesky, Josey Ruzesky, Dustin (Heather) Prescesky, Jeremy Prescesky, Josh Prescesky, Dillon Prescesky, Jaycee Bulmer, Becky Bulmer (Daniel), Dale (Lupin) Bulmer and family, Gary (Jen) Bulmer, Justin (Nicole) Jordan, Tracey (Shawn) Jordan, Jody (Brad) Jordan, Tyler Prescesky, Dallon (Kaylee) Prescesky, Emma and Sarah Prescesky; all of her extended family and friends. Memorial Donations in memory of Colleen may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium. Condolences for the family may be left at

ADDY: In Loving Memory of Thomas James Addy who was born June 19, 1935 at Cayuga, ON and passed away October 12, 2013 at North Battleford, SK. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Clara; children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Debbie (Lorne) Thompson - Jonathan(Lindsey): Laynee & Jake, Corey (Kelsey); Donna Addy (Mark Tkatchuk, friend); Lynda (Brian) Bouchard – Christian (Carrielynn): Kohlter; Nicholas (Kristina): Raelyn, Dallas, Evan, Kenedi; Dallas (Kathy) Jasmine & Karlee; Richard (Fiona) Addy - Nicole & Hayley; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, George Addy and Violet Lindsay; step-father, Robert Lindsay; brothers: Robert and William Addy. Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. from The Garden Chapel” - Battlefords Funeral Service, North Battleford, SK with Rev. Henry Hiebert, officiant. The eulogy was given by Ed Feist. Music ministry was Mrs. Doreen Gilles ~ Organist and Robert MacKay ~ Soloist ~ “The Old Rugged Cross” & “Amazing Grace”. The Honourary Pallbearers were Ed Feist, Bob Johnson, Wayne Knopp & Ben Klassen and the Urn Bearer ~ Christian Bouchard – Grandson. Memorials are requested to Diabetes Association or Battlefords Wildlife Federation. Private interment took place at the Cremation Section - City Cemetery, North Battleford, SK. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. (306) 446-4200. ____________________________________________________

ROBERTSON: Mr. Clayton Robertson passed away on October 15, 2013 at the age of 72 years. Clayton is lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty; son, Clayton Craig Robertson; daughter, Colleen (Wayne) Milman and their daughter, Jacey Milman (Brandon Huebert); son, Gerry (Linda) Gobert and their children, Caelum and Aspen; adopted son, Darcy Woolfitt and his children, Jayden, Decklin and Kendra; sister, Naida (Bill) Dillman; sister-inlaw, Catherine Robertson; and close nephews Jim (Alana) Robertson and family and Stuart Robertson and family; as well as numerous close brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Ella and Sandy Robertson; brother, Grant Robertson; and granddaughters, Jessica and Kenzie. Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 11 A.M. from the Alex Dillabough Centre, Battleford, Saskatchewan with Mrs. Joyce Salie officiating. Interment followed the luncheon in the Willowmoore Cemetery. Memorial Donations in memory of the late Clayton Robertson may be directed to Stars Air Ambulance, Hangar 16, 16 Wayne Hicks Lane, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7L-6S2. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium. Condolences for the family may be directed to Card of Thanks The family of Clayton Robertson are very appreciative of all the people in our lives. We would like to thank everyone for the phone calls, cards, visits, food and the love and prayers that were sent our way. We would like to thank the Doctors and staff of the Palliative Care Unit, BUH, Scott Parker home care coordinator and home care nurses for enabling us to bring Clayton home where he wanted to be for the last days of his life. Special thank you to Joyce Salie for the beautiful service, Darcy Woolfitt for the wonderful eulogy, to everyone who attended the service and to Lance Weum and staff of 2nd to None Catering for the lunch after the service. And I, Betty Gobert, would like to thank the family. I never could have gotten through without the love and support of Clayton Jr., Colleen and family, Gerry and family, Darcy and family, Kay and family, Naida and family and especially Trina Campbell for being here with us in Clayton’s last hours. Thank you, thank you to Samantha Sheppard and my daughter-in-law, Linda for the tireless hours of cooking, cleaning, laundry and running errands. Thanks to the people who travelled from afar to visit with Clayton and us. And a huge thank you to Kaine and Brooke for the final cowboy tribute to Uncle Clayton. And lastly, thanks to Trevor and staff at Eternal Memories Funeral Service for their caring and professionalism in looking after us and Clayton.

WHELER: Forever in our Hearts, Tamara Ann Wheler, July 1, 1964 - October 15, 2013. Tamara Wheler passed away peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with cancer on October 15, 2013 at the age of 49 years. She is survived by her husband, Greg and three children, Brittany, Jared and Ryan; her parents, Rudy and Dorothy Maksymiw; sister Rebecca (Kevin) Raber and their children Meaghan and Hannah. A Celebration of Tamara’s life was held at W.J. Jones & Son Chapel on the Thursday October 17th, 2013. Reverend David Moore officiated. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Moose Jaw Humane Society, Box 1658, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 7K7. In living memory of Tamara, a memorial planting will be made by W.J.Jones & Son Funeral Home ____________________________________________________


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DUMA, Edmund Walter A bright and shining light has dimmed. His children, Sandy and Dennis, along with their families, wish to announce the passing of their beloved father, Ed, on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Hafford Special Care Centre. Ed was born to Stephan and Katherine Duma, with eleven older siblings, he being the seventh son, on July 7, 1917 on the homestead in the Krydor district known as Zaparasur. In 1928 the family relocated to Prongua, and in 1929 to Highgate and settled on Sec. 3644-17. This was home to the Duma family for many years. He married our mother Nellie Danilowich on November 7, 1959, and after the sale of the land, he worked at the Saskatchewan Hospital. In the fall of 1960, Dad and Mom purchased a grocery store in Blaine Lake, and ran a successful family business, Duma’s M & M Grocery, until their retirement in 1984. His passion was farming, and he continued to farm throughout the years in the Tallman-Krydor District, until his retirement in 1998. Dad was a pillar of his community of Blaine Lake. He served on the Blaine Lake School board, Town of Blaine Lake Council, was a member of the Optimist Club, served on various boards and organizations, as well as his church. He enjoyed fishing, picking berries, gardening and visiting with friends on coffee row. In his seventies, he took up the sport of curling, and continued well into his eighties. In 2008, he relocated to Hafford, and in 2010 became a resident of the Hafford Special Care Centre. Dad was a quiet and modest man of the land. He will be remembered and cherished for his strength, patience, caring ways, sense of humor, and always giving more than he took or received. Never an idle or dull moment. He has taught us much and his many lessons and advice will guide us in our journey. He is lovingly remembered for all that he was and his commitment to his family by his daughter Sandy (John) Kuzyk, his son Dennis (Lisa) Dumas, grandchildren: Brennan (Petrina) Kuzyk, Bradley (Nicole) Kuzyk, Devon Dumas, Derek Dumas, Kyle Wright, Lauren Wright, great granddaughters: Kierrah, Tayja, and Janaeya Kuzyk. He was predeceased by his wife Nellie, his parents, Stephan and Katherine, siblings, John, Nellie, Nastya, Paul, Yewska, Andrew, Mike, Anton, Mary, Annie and Julie. He lived life with passion, dignity, and humbleness. We are so blessed to have had him as our friend, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Unconditional love, always. Sandy and Dennis and their families, wish to express our heartfelt appreciation to all the staff of the Hafford Special Care Centre, for their loving, and compassionate care of our dear father. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hafford Special Care Centre, PO Box 130, Hafford, SK S0J 1A0, towards the purchase of capital equipment. A celebration of Dad’s life was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from the Chapel of Sallows & McDonald - Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home. Those wishing to leave expressions of sympathy may do so at Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sallows and McDonald - Wilson and Zehner Funeral Home, North Battleford. (306) 445-2418. Vichnaya Pam’ yat.

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SERVICES FOR HIRE A-1 Service, Will Shingle, build fences, decks, interior painting, metal fascia soffit, home renovations, snow removal etc. Phone 445-8439

RITE-WAY SERVICES Household & cottage renovations, insurance claims, RRAP programs, plumbing, decks, fences, painting, roofing REASONABLE RATES Call 306-446-2059 (leave message) 2 mature reliable women looking to do house cleaning, and spring cleaning, References supplied. Call 306-446-0443.

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DOMESTIC HELP WANTED Live-in Care Giver Wanted. Full time $10.51 per/hr. North Battleford, Private home for an 8 year old boy and accommodations will be provided Contact email:

RENOS & HOME IMPROVEMENT METAL ROOFING, SIDING, AND TRIMS. 36” Tuff-Rib/Low-Rib Colored 83¢/sq.ft. Galvalume 72¢/sq.ft. Largest Color Selection. Custom Trims Manufactured In-house 40 Year Warranty. Call MEL-VIEW METAL 1-306-752-4219.

STEEL BUILDINGS/GRANARIES STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206


Ultra Print Services Ltd. is currently seeking a

FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST/ CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE to join their team. Greet and direct customers, operate switchboard and perform cashier duties (which include processing invoice payments, Àling, photocopying, typing and other front line duties). Required QualiÀcations/Skills: • Minimum Grade 12 • Positive attitude with exceptional customer service skills • Professional telephone voice • Ability to work with a variety of personalities with varying work load demands • Proven organizational abilities • Ability to multi task • Knowledge of various computer applications and the ability to apply them in a variety of situations Apply in person with resumé to:



1981 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK S9A 0X2 Phone: (306) 445-5050 Fax: (306) 445-8771 Only potential candidates will be contacted for an interview!

Experience is preferred. Apply in person with resumé to 331-22nd St. West, Battleford


AWNBCO Food Ltd. o/a A&W 2142 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK. 12 Food Counter Attendants Full-Time/Part-Time/Shift Work Days/Evenings/Mornings/ Weekends $10.00 - $10.80/hr Apply in person or email

Call DOUG 306-955-2266 APARTMENTS/CONDOS FOR RENT Quiet clean Adults 3 bedroom apartment in NB. $1,000 per month Plus hydro. 1 electric parking stall included. Available Dec 1. Call Brenda 306-445-2278

Want Weekends Off? Battlefords Trade & Education Centre Inc. is looking for a

call-11 888 470 7997 TENDERS


Professional D I R E C T O R Y

-PARTNERSGarth Swanson, CA Greg Gryba, CA




1282 - 101st Street North Battleford, Sask. Telephone 306-445-0488 Facsimile 306-446-3155

WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage:

My Friend’s Place


Chartered Accountants

Pharmacy Manager for Wadena Drugs, Wadena, SK. Full time, permanent position. Email resume or inquiries to attn: Yvonne Linnen

MARKS MOBILE Dumpster, tree cutting, hedge trimming, leaf vacuuming & blowing, eavestroughs cleaning. Will load and haul anything to dump. Call 306-441-7530





BAERT CAMERON ODISHAW LA COCK Chartered Accountants 300 - 1291 - 102nd Street North Battleford, Sask. Phone: 306-445-6234 Fax: 306-445-0245 —PARTNERS— Al L. Baert, CA Dale L. Cameron, CA Suzanne L. Odishaw, CA Jacques la Cock, CA

Let Us Help You Keep Your Business Rolling! PLACE YOUR AD ON THIS PAGE

CALL 306-445-7261

Fax: 306-445-1977 Email:

TENDER TRACTOR TENDER Living Sky School Division No. 202 invites you to submit a tender for a 60 horsepower tractor with cab. The tender is to include a trade in of a 1995 John Deere 5200 tractor. Details will be set out in a tender package that may be picked up at Living Sky School Division No. 202 Office at 509 Pioneer Avenue, North Battleford, SK. For tendering information, please contact Brian Bossaer at 306-937-7902. Submit tenders by 2:00 pm November 6, 2013 to Living Sky School Division No. 202 Facilities Department 509 Pioneer Ave. North Battleford, SK S9A 4A5

Full-Time Direct Support Worker This job comes with excellent hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. The person we are looking for will have an interest in helping special needs adults in being a part of the community and keeping their mind and bodies active. QualiÀcations: • Rehabilitation CertiÀcate, Home Care Training or equivalent training and/or experience; • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills; • Must enjoy working as part of a team; • Enjoy a challenge and have positive coping skills in emergency situations; • Willing to take additional training as available; • First Aid CertiÀcation is required and C.P.R. training would be an asset; • Creativity, patience, and a positive outlook are essential qualities; • Driver’s license; • Current criminal check required. Job Description: • To prepare and implement creative programs for individuals with special needs; • Prepare participant assessment reports and document changes in behaviour as needed; • Personal care as required; • Some heavy lifting will be required; • Guide, teach, counsel and encourage participants; • Other duties as assigned. Submit resumés to:

Battlefords Trade and Education Centre Inc. 702 - 102nd Street North Battleford, SK S9A 1E3

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Position Available

Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Inc. is seeking a

Full-Time Maintenance Technician Qualifications: -

Two years’s experience in the maintenance field Must possess Fireman’s Certificate Must have a valid driver’s license Responsible for preventive and on-going maintenance with HVAC systems - Basic plumbing, carpentry and painting skills - Responsible for daily completion of maintenance for all 16 buildings

Please submit resumés to: MACRO PROPERTIES 732B - 110th Street North Battleford, SK S9A 2G6 (careers) - subject line Maintenance - NB


Bus Driver Northwest School Division No. 203 requires the service of a permanent FULL-TIME school bus driver for the area around Edam to the H. Hardcastle School commencing November 1, 2013. The successful candidate must possess a school bus endorsement, a clean driving record, a clear criminal record and at least Àve years of driving experience. Rate of Pay: $50.85 per day plus 24 cents per km. Additional beneÀts and pension plan. Approximate length of Route: 255 kms/day. For further information regarding this opportunity, please call Jacquie Taylor at the Turtleford OfÀce at (306) 845-2150. Applications will be received until a suitable pool of candidates is established. Applicants are requested to forward a resumé, complete with 3 employer references and recent driver’s abstract to: Jacquie Taylor, Coordinator of Transportation Northwest School Division No. 203 Box 280, Turtleford, SK S0M 2Y0 Email: Phone: (306) 845-2150 Fax: (306) 845-3392

Family Health Worker Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre is seeking applications for a Family Health Worker for MOOSOMIN FIRST NATION on a full-time permanent basis (35 hours/week). Job Summary Under the direction of the Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Home Visiting Field Supervisor and in partnership with the Healthy Family Program team, the HOME VISITOR will: » provide supportive home visiting services to expectant mothers and families within their community » assist families in accessing services needed » provide information regarding healthy lifestyle choices during pregnancy » provide dental services as per program requirements Knowledge, Skills and Abilities » demonstrated maturity » minimum requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent » knowledge and awareness of cultural values and practices within the community » awareness of and demonstrated ability to relate to families facing multiple challenges relating to parenting » positive attitude » good written and oral communiciation skills » ability to work in a team environment » valid driver’s license required » access to an insured vehicle during working hours is required Hours of Work 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday Start Date November 18, 2013 or as soon as possible Please submit cover letter and resumé, stating qualifications, experience and three references by November 4, 2013 (facsimile applications will be accepted) to the following address: Janice W. Kennedy, Executive Director Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre Inc. (previously BTC Indian Health Services) P.O. Box 1658, North Battleford, SK. S9A 3W2 Fax: 306-445-8355 For further information contact Camille Favel (306) 937-6700 Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

is now accepting applications for experienced

SWINE TECHNICIANS, SENIOR TECHNICIANS and UNIT MANAGERS at our Neilburg Pork Farms operation in Neilburg, SK (managed by Alberta Pig Company)

We offer competitive wages ($14-18 per hour), health plan, RRSP contributions and production bonuses. These positions are for full-time continuous employment. Requirements: Driver’s license, speak, read and write English. Swine Technicians: engaged in all day to day operations within a specific part of the hog production unit (ie. breeding, farrowing and nursery), working with limited supervision. Ability to recognize certain health issues with animals plus other general duties. Minimum high school education plus college/vocational training required plus 1-2 years’ experience. Senior Technicians: engaged in all day to day operations within a specific part of the hog production unit (ie. breeding, farrowing, nursery), working with limited supervision. Perform general farm duties plus ability to recognize health issues with animals. Sr. Technicians work along with and under the guidance of the Unit Manager, and assist with the training of new staff members. Minimum high school education plus college/vocational training required plus 2-3 years’ experience. Unit Managers: responsible for day to day operations within a specific part of the hog production unit (ie. breeding, farrowing, and nursery). Unit managers should be skilled at all activities relating to their area of the unit, working without direct supervision. Working under the guidance of the manager and/ or assistant manager of the farm, the unit manager is responsible for the supervision and training of up to 5 staff members in their area of the barn. Minimum high school education plus college/ vocational training required plus 3-5 years’ experience. Email resumé with references to

Daryl Possberg at or fax to: 780-842-6917.


SPORTS REPORTER The Battlefords News-Optimist has an opening for a

FULL-TIME SPORTS REPORTER ENJOY... • meeting people? • new experiences? • photography?

ARE YOU... • a sports fan? • curious? • friendly? • outgoing? • interested in your community?

Our newsroom might be the perfect Àt for you! The successful candidate will be responsible for coverage of local and regional sports for a twice weekly newspaper. A digital camera is supplied. A reliable vehicle is a must. Flexible hours are also a component of news reporting. Interested candidates should send a resumé & cover letter to: Becky Doig, Editor Battlefords News-Optimist Box 1029, North Battleford, SK S9A 3E6 e-mail: e-mail inquiries are welcome. Phone: 306-445-7261 Fax: 306-445-3223 Short listed candidates will be contacted.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - PAGE 14

Saskatchewan Skies: Crescent moon hugs horizon with Venus By James Edgar November opens with the moon only a couple of days away from its new phase, and therefore an early morning object. The phase also means an eclipse may happen, and this being eclipse season, a hybrid solar eclipse will be visible for viewers in central Africa. Two weeks ago, a lunar eclipse occurred at full moon, but it was of such little consequence, it isn’t worth more than a brief mention.

On the morning of Nov. 2, the bright star Spica is within one degree of the moon, an occultation in Europe. By Nov. 7, the crescent moon hugs the horizon with Venus in the western evening sky. Full moon occurs Nov. 17, then, in the morning sky Nov. 22, Jupiter shares the scene. Finally, by Nov. 27 Mars is within a few degrees and Nov. 29 Spica is once again within a degree — a true occultation for early morning viewers in North America. This is a great opportunity

to see the Solar System in motion, as the star slips behind our satellite for an hour or so. Mercury skirts in front of the sun for the first couple of weeks, showing up in the early morning eastern sky in the most favourable apparition for the year. Comet ISON should be making an appearance right about then and not far away from the

innermost planet. Something worth getting up early for! Venus, the Evening Star, hugs the western horizon at sundown, among the stars of Sagittarius, The Archer, all through November. Watch for the waxing crescent moon close by Nov. 6. Mars rises about 2 a.m., disappearing in the daytime sky around 7 p.m. The waning crescent moon is a few

degrees south of the Red Planet Nov. 27. Jupiter is in the constellation Gemini, the twins, rising in mid-evening. The moon joins in Nov. 21. The giant gas planet graces the sky all night long, presenting a great opportunity to view the Galilean moons as they quickly change places in their respective orbits. Saturn is behind the sun,

and doesn’t appear until late in the month — then an early morning object. The ringed planet joins up with Mercury in the final days of November. Uranus and Neptune, both well placed high in the southern night sky, are challenge targets for telescopic viewing. Uranus is retrograding and Neptune begins eastward movement Nov. 13.



Community Events Calendar ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Please call our 24 hour helpline at 306-446-6166 for support or information.

Friday & Saturday, November 1 & 2 Battlefords Art Club and Friends Art Show & Sale - Sparkle with Art at the Chapel Gallery, 891 - 99th Street, North Battleford. Friday from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 2 Canadian Cancer Society is holding a ‘Living Well with Cancer Conference’ for all cancer survivors at the Third Avenue United Church, 1301 - 102nd Street from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., including lunch. All participants must pre-register by calling 1-800-263-6750 before October 28. For more information please contact The Canadian Cancer Society in North Battleford at 306-445-3339.

Saturday, November 2 Brad Johner & Sons concert at Borden Community Centre at 5:30 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m. Call Dianne at 306-997-2235 for tickets.

Monday, November 4 Radisson Royal Purple Supper at 5:30 p.m. Meet at 7:30 at Town OfÀce.

Tuesday, November 5 Struggling with your relationship with food? Prairie North Health Region offers a four-part Craving Change™ workshop series to help you understand why you eat the way you do, comfort yourself without food and change your thinking, change your eating at the Primary Health Centre, Frontier Mall, North Battleford. For further information and to register call Ashley at 306-446-6430.

Monday, November 11 Remembrance Day Services - Radisson Hall (Royal Purple) & Borden Hall (Lions) both start at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, November 10 Willow Heights will be holding a Fall Supper from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.

November 4, 12, 18, 26 & December 2 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 November 4, 12, 18, 26 & December 2 in the Conference Room 1 at the Primary Health Centre, Frontier Mall from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. To Ànd out more or to register, call Wendy at 306-446-6422.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, November 4, 6 & 7

Monthly Community Events Calendar Every Week Day Mornings

3rd Wednesday of the Month

Play Pool at the Hillcrest Centre, 122 - 24th Street, Battleford at 8:00 a.m.

B a t t l e fo rd s N o r t h We s t H i s t o r i c a l S o c i e t y M e e t i n g a t the Lions Club House, 22nd Street, Battleford at 1:30 p.m. Phone 306-445-3480.

Tops Regular Weekly Meetings Please call for time and dates of meetings. Phone 306-937-2437.

4th & 5th Sunday of the Month (when applicable) Knights of Columbus Brunch at 1202 - 105 Street from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sundays Music Jam at Pioneer Hall, 792 - 105th Street from October 6th to May 4th, 2014. Come sing, dance and enjoy. For more information call 306-445-5036.

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays Lawn Bowling - free lessons, bowls provided starting at 6:30 p.m. For information call 306-445-8433 or 306-892-4770. Everyone welcome.

2nd Monday of the Month Retirees of B.U.H. meet at the Co-op Cafeteria for an informal gathering at 11:30 a.m. If stat holiday, move to 3rd Monday. For more info call 306-937-3318.

2nd Monday of the Month Waseca Rink Association at 107 - 1st Street West, Waseca at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays Circle of Learning at the Battlefords Family Health Care, 1192 - 101st Street from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Call Rose Favel at 306-937-6842.

Tuesdays Battlefords Art Club welcomes anyone interested in painting to join them from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Don Ross Centre Art Room. For more information phone Kathy at 306-937-3686.

Tuesdays TOPS - Take off Pounds Sensibly Meeting at the Living Faith Chapel, 103rd Street & 14th Avenue entrance. Weigh in from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Meeting 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Phone Kay at 306-937-2780.

Thursdays Join us for Kaiser at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Centre, 122 - 24th Street, Battleford.

Thursdays Radisson TOPS #SK5243 Meeting at the Radisson Town Office at 9:00 a.m.

Thursdays Regular Bridge at the Pioneer Association at 7:00 p.m. Phone Margaret at 306-445-7615.

Thursdays Grief Share Support Group for those dealing with the death of a loved one at the Living Faith Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Phone Wendy at 306-445-7315 or Sue 306-445-6658.

Thursdays Library Day at the Paynton Library from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Phone 306-895-2175.

Thursdays Blaine Lake Public Library is offering Craft N’ Chat for adults at Blaine Lake Library from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Phone 306-497-3130 for more information.

2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month Join us for the Knitting Group at 2:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Centre, 122 - 24th Street, Battleford.

3rd Thursdays of the Month Pot-Luck Supper at 5:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Centre, 122 - 24th Street, Battleford.

Fridays Join our Singing Group at 2:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Centre, 122 - 24th Street, Battleford.



TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting. Weigh-in 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Meeting 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. at the Hope Mennonite Fellowship, 1291 109th Street. Contact Lynn Fuchs at 445-4529 or Mary Johannesen at 306-446-3315.

North Battleford Grand Squares Dance (Mainstream & Plus Levels) at the Ukrainian Senior Centre - Slava Center, 792 - 108th Street from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Phone Maurice & Arlene 306-445-4671 or Laura at 306-445-4676.



Battlefords Blend Harmony Chorus at the Western Development Museum at 7:15 p.m. Phone 306-892-2196.

Blaine Lake Public Library - offering General Computer Help at the Blaine Lake Library from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Phone 306-497-3130 for more info.

1st Tuesdays of the Month


Free Health Education Exercise Program at the Meota Complex on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Featuring Medication Management class on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Phone Carmen for more information at 306-892-2218.

The Battlefords Photography Club meets downstairs at the Allan Sapp Gallery from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information please phone Chris at 306-445-3909.

Last Tuesday of the Month

1st Friday of the Month

Sunday, November 17

Support group for families, friends and caregivers of persons with mental illness at Canadian Mental Health Association - Battleford Branch (CMHA), 1011 - 103rd Street, North Battleford. For more information phone Jane at 306-446-7177.

Retirees from Sask Hospital Lunch at the Kihiw Restaurant, Gold Eagle Casino at 11:45 a.m.

Radisson Craft Day at Radisson Hall from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 17 Borden Lions Turkey Supper at Borden Hall at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19 Alzheimer Society - An evening of Education - for people with Dementia and their family and friends Via Telehealth. To register online or call Prairie North Health Region at 306-446-6699 or 1-800-263-3367.

Wednesday, November 20 Genealogy at the North Battleford Library Board Room C from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Contact Janice Walker at 306-445-5425 or Rosalie Jarvis 306-386-2127.

Saturday, November 23 Radisson Rec Board Fall Supper at Radisson Hall from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays & Fridays Twin Rivers Curling Club Drop-In Curling from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Learn the game, sharpen your skills and join friends for refreshments.

Wednesdays Battlefords Horseshoe Club welcome anyone interested in playing horseshoes to join them at 1901 - 106th Street, North Battleford from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more information phone Marg at 306-445-5646.

Wednesdays Battlefords Toastmasters Meet in room #108 Don Ross Centre (enter the building via door #4) from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Check out Battlefords for more information.

Tuesdays, November 5 - December 10

2nd Wednesdays of the Month

Are you living with a chronic (ongoing health condition) and would like to learn better coping skills. Prairie North Health Region is offering a FREE workshop from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at the North Battleford Library. For more information or to register contact 1-888-922-5867 or 306-446-8613.

Regular Monthly Meetings at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Centre, 122 24th Street, Battleford. Coffee at 10:15 a.m.

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.

Borden Farmers’ Market at the Borden Fire Hall from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1st Friday of the Month Kaiser Tournament at the Action Now Senior Centre, 1501 - 101st Street at 7:30 p.m.

1st Friday of the Month The River’s Edge Quilt Guild at the Don Ross Craft Room at 1:00 p.m. from September 2013 to May 2014. New members and beginners are welcome. Phone Carol Johnson 306-445-4352, Darlene Hiltz 306-4454403 or Barb Sealy 306-445-0486 for more information.

2nd Friday of the Month Olde Tyme Dance at the Pioneer Hall, 792 - 105th Street from 8:00 - 10:30 p.m. Pot Luck Lunch. Everyone welcome. For more info phone 306-445-5036.

2nd & 4th Friday of the Month Ukrainian Seniors Kaiser Tournament at the Battlefords Ukrainian Hall, 792 - 108th Street at 7:30 p.m. For further details phone 306-446-2269.

2nd Wednesday of the Month

2nd Saturday of the Month

Battlefords Wildlife Federation, Supper Meeting at the Wildlife Federation Building at 7:00 p.m.

Family Justice Services Parenting after Separation & Divorce Program from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To register for these sessions call toll free 1-877-964-5501. Registration is mandatory. There is no fee. Registration deadline: Two days prior to the session. Location: will be advised when you register. Classes are for adults only. No child care is provided.

3rd Wednesday of the Month Genealogy at the North Battleford Library Board Room from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (except May to August & December). Contact Janice Walker at 306-445-5425 or Rosalie Jarvis 306-386-2127.

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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The world’s greatest miracle cleansing agent Sometimes soap manufacturers seem to struggle to find new superlatives to proclaim that their product is better than ever (“new and improved”), and certainly better than anything sold by their competitors. It’s the best, it’s super, it’s super special or super dynamic! Don’t just tell people the active ingredients are plain old baking soda and peroxide. Call it a miracle cleanser. It can sound pretty silly. But there is a product that may well deserve that label. No, it won’t clean our clothes. Applied there it will produce a dark stain that might be difficult to wash out. But in its place, it does an amazing job. I am speaking of the blood that flows through our veins. Our hearts beat around 35 million times each year, carrying blood throughout our bodies. In one day it travels nearly 12,000 miles (or 19,300 km). Blood is the fluid that sustains life. Our Creator designed it to transport the nutrients needed to fuel each cell, and to shuttle wastes and carbon dioxide out of the body. It’s God’s miracle cleanser. And there is a biblical application of that. It concerns the blood shed by the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary. Our Saviour died on the cross,

parents to have both morning and evening devotions with their children, singing a couple of hymns each time. (Praise the Lord for such dedicated parents!) If you scan a hymn book, looking for some of Elisha Hoffman’s hymns, you’ll discover that the blood of Christ is a common theme. Songs such as Are You Washed

Robert Cottrill, B.A., B.R.E. taking upon Himself the punishment for our sins. Through faith in Him, our sins are forgiven (Rom. 3:24-26; Eph. 1:7), and we receive the gift of eternal life (Jn. 3:16). In a very real sense, the blood of Christ is God’s miracle cleansing agent. The Word of God says, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses [literally, continues to cleanse] us from all sin.” (I Jn. 1:7) Jesus “loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” (Rev. 1:5) No wonder then that Scripture refers to it as “the precious blood of Christ.” (I Pet. 1:18-19) It’s “precious,” meaning something to be esteemed, highly honoured, and held dear. How sad that, in some circles, professing Christians want to avoid anything to do with the blood of Christ. They consider it too distasteful for the modern worshiper

to mention. So, the great hymns that speak of it are removed from their hymn books, and the services of the church. Even the English Bible has suffered at the hands of their translators, by replacing the word “blood” with “death.” Thank the Lord for hymn writers who have given us perceptive songs about the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb of God. One of these is a clergyman named Elijah Albright Hoffman (1839-1929) who, in 1878, published a gospel song entitled “Glory to His Name.” Pastor Hoffman spent over 60 years, faithfully preaching the Word of God, serving churches in Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. He also wrote more than 2,000 hymns, and edited about 50 books of sacred song. His love for gospel music began in his childhood. It was the practice of his

in the Blood? and What a Wonderful Saviour speak of it. But consider the words of Glory to His Name. It says, “Down at the cross where my Saviour died, / Down where for cleansing from sin I cried, / There to my heart was the blood applied; / Glory to His name! / I am so wondrously saved from sin, / Jesus so sweetly abides

within; / There at the cross where He took me in; Glory to His name!” The wonder of redeeming grace through the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, will still be our theme in heaven, celebrated before God’s throne. There we’ll praise the One who “redeemed us to God by [His] blood” (Rev. 5:9).

It will be gone by morning : Moses prayed and the Red Sea rolled back. Joshua and his men marched around the city of Jericho and the walls came tumbling down. Israelites, marching through the desert, scooped manna from the ground six days a week with enough on Friday to last through the Sabbath. I really thought God would lift the fog and Pacific Coastal Airlines, the planes. Not so. That weekend I’d been the speaker at a Christian women’s retreat and we’d enjoyed a time of fun, fellowship and fulfilment. There was also a pall West Coast fog hanging around. “It will be gone by morning,” I told myself. It had to be. I’d changed all my travel

plans to get there in the first place and I was convinced that the soggy grey blanket would have dissipated by the time I was to leave. At least that’s what I told myself. In the meantime, and between my musings, I offered prayer and praise for blue skies. They did come but definitely not where I was. What was to have been a 20- minute flight ended up as a 30- hour wait, most of it in a tiny airport

terminal. But, there were some rich blessings that came out of that experience: I’d been longing for some time to rest, quiet space to do some recreational reading and the opportunity to have a break from my daily routine. I received all three. To boot, I met a nurse who also was coming to our community to present a seminar for medical professionals. We chatted, shared a cab to the bus depot and found out we shared a common faith. I genuinely thank God for answered prayer. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways …” Fog comes and goes, His goodness endures!

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

Battle River Parish 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. 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

Pastor: Rev. Allen Huckabay nd

1372 102 St 306-445-3009

(RC) St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish 1942 - 98th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 0N4 306-446-1695 PASTOR: Rev. Anthony Afangide

DAILY: Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. - 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted WEEKEND: Saturdays - 7:30 p.m. Sundays - 10:15 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

Trinity Baptist 1702 - 106th Street North Battleford

Rev. Dan Millard

306-445-4818 Email:


Sunday 11:00 a.m. Come join us this Sunday!

962A - 102 Street

Pastor Dave Miller

Sunday Service 6:00 p.m.

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

“Reclaiming Our Spiritual Heritage”

Phone 306-445-9096

Maidstone/Paynton United Church of Canada

Pastors Len Beaucage & Don Toovey For more info please call

Saturday Services

10:30 Service


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

Phone: 445-4338

Clergy Person: Rev. Ean Kasper

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

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.


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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