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IN FOCUS - The Happy Nun to provide pop-up dinners COMMENTS - Krystyn & Jocelyn discuss working from home and being winter house-bound SPORTS - Cougars ousted from provincial play SPORTS - MRC Global takes top honors at Oilmen’s Bonspiel
Award-winning Canadian country music artist Codie Prevost has opened for country music luminaries Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Joe Nichols and The Oak Ridge Boys- but he says performing at Arcola’s MacMurray Theatre is “amazing.” To catch up with Codie before his third appearance at the Mac, check out next week’s Observer.
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Saskatchewan Winter Activities Want to experience winter like a local? Then get ready to enjoy winter outdoors! We’re not going to lie, winter can be cold in Saskatchewan, but those brisk, sunny days make for some of the most memorable conditions to have fun and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. What’s there to do in winter? In one word...plenty. Embrace the outdoors and try something you’ve never done before. Where ever you happen to be in Saskatchewan, you can have fun outside. Suggested activities include:
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- Enjoying a winter festival - Skiing (cross country and downhill) - Snowboarding - Dog sledding - Skating - Playing hockey - Ice ﬁshing - Snowmobiling - Tobogganing - Snowshoeing Now, which one are you going to try ﬁrst?
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One School, One Book positively impacts CES Kelly Running Observer Staff
Reading is a skill that is used throughout one’s life and is developed both at home and in school; proﬁcient readers will take up a book in either setting, which helps develop a solid literary foundation at a young age. Carlyle Elementary School (CES) has decided to help encourage reading at home through the program: One School, One Book; currently in its second year at the school. With a donation from the Lions Club and help through the School Community Council, CES was able to purchase a book for each family in the school with the intent that the family will read the book at home together. The next day the students then answer a few questions, which enters them into a draw for a Scholastics book prize. A reading schedule was followed, requiring families to read one or two chapters each night, and then all students and their family were invited to CES on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to enjoy a movie night with free popcorn and the screening of the movie. This year families were invited to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl and watch the 1971 ﬁlm, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, featuring Gene Wilder. The book was chosen as it could be enjoyed by youth from Kindergarten through grade six. Literacy skills improve listening comprehension, increases vocabulary skills, provides ﬂuency models, promotes conceptual understanding, lengthens attention spans, and creates a positive attitude towards books and reading. Additionally, reading aloud can sharpen the imagination, creates healthy conversation, and builds a love of reading, all while developing a positive emotional bond between parent/guardian and the child. Last year the program was a success and the
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Carlyle Elementary School once again enjoyed the program “One School, One Book,” this year reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, which coalesced in a free popcorn and movie night for families at the school on Tuesday, Feb. 7, where “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was shown. Here a group of students get comfortable and eagerly await the movie. school was intent on hosting the “One School, One Book” program again for all the beneﬁts of a shared reading experience. It was again considered a success and with the entire school population reading the book it became a shared experience by the students.
CES Principal, Tyler Fehrenbach, also announced to the gym that the school will be hosting a musical in May, “Willy Wonka Kids,” and encouraged students to sign up to either perform or assist in making props and the behind the scenes work.
Gordon F. Kells High School Cougar Corner Basketball Success Congratulations to the Senior Boys Basketball team and their ﬁrst ever tournament win in Langenburg this past weekend. Congratulations also to the GFK wrestling team on a successful tournament this past weekend in Moose Jaw. Nathen Schmidt – Gold in the elite category, Dennis Bridge – Gold in the elite category, Jordan Patriquin – Gold in Novice, and Silver in elite, Julyco Opena – Bronze in Novice. Great job, wrestlers. There is no school from Feb. 20 – 24. School resumes Mon. Feb. 27. Fitness club is still a popular attraction for students and teachers at GFK. Lots of kids are attending and they are all at diﬀerent levels of ﬁtness. Anyone and everyone is welcome at any time. Fitness club runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning from 7:45 – 8:30AM. For parents and students looking for more
information about careers and post-secondary options, we encourage they check out the website www.saskcareers.ca for aptitude tests, career descriptions, post-secondary information, scholarships, and much more. Have you forgotten your HomeLogic password? You may now click on the “Forget Password” link to retrieve it. Visit our HomeLogic page for additional information. Parents are reminded to continue to use the Home Logic Parent Portal to keep up with their children’s grades and attendance. Parents can contact the school for information about how to set up access. All your school news can be found on the GF Kells website on the Southeast Cornerstone School Division website under the “schools” tab. (http:// www.cornerstonesd.ca/school/GFKells) Please check it out.
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“Ride the Moose” Kelly Running Observer Staff
The Moose Mountain Snowmobile Club has been active since the 1980s and has continued to provide a service to many over the years who enjoy taking to the well-maintained trail system. Across the province there are approximately 60 clubs, which are all non-proﬁt corporations run by volunteers. They ensure safe, groomed trails throughout the entire province. One could potentially ride from Gainsborough all the way to Candle Lake if they desired, so long as the snow was there. Together the communities of Kipling, Windthorst, Corning, Stoughton, Kisbey, Arcola, Carlyle, and Kenosee Lake maintain a vast network of trails in the area. This includes both the 315 km found outside of Moose Mountain Provincial Park as well as the 124 km within the park. Though they maintain trails across these areas, the shelters and everything else in the park are taken care of by them. Everything outside of the park, however, is their domain. They have seven shelters set up at various areas. All of the shelters are now new. They are a fair sized building, which are insulated, with a wood stove, and have solar-powered lights. The trails themselves are maintained by individuals in each community. They put in thousands of volunteer hours each year to ensure these trails are up to provincial standards. On their 315 km of trail outside of the park there are about 31,000 ﬁeld markers set out. Identifying stops, turns, and upcoming road crossings they are important in ensuring a safe but fun adventure out on the trails. They groom trails, ride the trails once a week to ensure they are up kept while using their own machines and their own gas to do so. Many people enjoy the trails and it is because of these few that it is possible. This year the three groomers have been out quite a bit as there has been lots of snow to work with. The clubs mostly get funding through a percentage of the amount paid to register a snowmobile each year. It used to come heavily from holding poker derbies; but, thankfully the club is able to get funds through the registration sales as the volunteers associated with the club are not plentiful enough to necessarily hold events. Though they receive funding through registrations they are forever thankful to people and businesses in communities that support them. The funds used go towards equipment maintenance and fuel for the groomers, as well as maintaining their shelters.
The Moose Mountain Snowmobile Club maintains trails and signage throughout much of southeast Saskatchewan. Visit their website to learn more: www.mmsnowmobileclub.com For avid snowmobilers in the area more information on the club can be found at www. mmsnowmobileclub.com. There are updates constantly being published there. Trail conditions can be found at www.sasksnow.com. Every club in the province sends in a report to this website and it is updated every Thursday at noon.
For people wishing to join the club meetings are held at various areas throughout the season, which can be found on their website. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings and all are encouraged to consider joining the club if interested. Maps can also be found online or at a variety of businesses across the area.
District #41 4-H Public Speaking
The RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ANTLER NO. 61
is accepting tenders for the services stated below. Tenders will be accepted until 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. ALL TENDERS WILL BE OPENED AND REVIEWED AT THE RM COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 2017. If further details are needed or to submit written tenders via mail, fax or email, contact: RM of Antler No. 61 Attention: Administrator P.O. Box 70 Redvers, SK. S0C 2H0 Phone: 1-306-452-3263 Fax: 1-306-452-3518 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LOWEST OR ANY BIDS NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED. GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL TENDERS The Rural Municipality of Antler No. 61 is accepting tenders for the supply of gasoline to be obtained via cardlock system at Redvers, SK. for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Also tenders for the supply of diesel fuel will be accepted for the R.M. for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Please submit tender labelled 2017 GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL TENDER.
GRAVEL HAULING TENDER The Rural Municipality of Antler No. 61 is accepting tenders for the hauling of 10,000 yards of crushed gravel to various roads within the municipality set out by the Gravel Foreman. The Gravel Hauling will need to be completed by July 1st, 2017. Please contact the RM for a Tender Form and provide a bid that includes the cost per yard hauled and any other fees pertinent to the haul. When submitting label the tender GRAVEL HAULING TENDER.
The Carievale 4-H Beef Club hosted the district 4-H public speaking on Feb. 11th at the Carievale Hall. There were 21 speeches presented: 8 cloverbuds, 8 juniors, 4 intermediates and 1 senior speech. All seven clubs were represented. Our judges for the afternoon were Janis Mann and Lori Henderson. The afternoon began with the 4-H pledge being recited. In the cloverbud group, Chloe Dumaine of the Redvers Wranglers placed 1st with her speech called Pippi, which was about her horse, 2nd went to Kamilah Pineda Cadena, also of the Redvers Wranglers, with her speech titled “This is Me”, and 3rd was awarded to Ryan Cowan of the Carievale 4-H Beef Club with his speech called “How to be a Goalie.” In the junior category, Macy Henderson of the Carievale 4-H Beef Club placed ﬁrst with her speech titled “Not Just Any Mom”, 2nd was
awarded to Tiﬀany Hull of the Glen Ewen Trailblazers with her speech “My Dog Matty”, and 3rd to Laura Christensen of the Alameda Beef Club with “Another Thing we Learn to do by Doing.” The intermediate group had Layne Hull of the Glen Ewen Trailblazers place ﬁrst with his speech “Arctic Cat Sled”, 2nd to Grace Christensten of the Alameda Beef with “Hey, Did you Know?”, and 3rd to Zach Hill of the Alida Beef Club with “30 Second Interview.” Chelsea Hull from the Glen Ewen Trailblazers ﬁrst with her speech on Louisberg. First place in each group will move on to regionals to be held on April 9th. Congratulations to all for a job well done! A Chinese auction was also held. At the conclusion of the afternoon, the judges gave their remarks and all participants were presented with a participation certiﬁcate.
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Happy Nun hits the road with small town Saskatchewan dinners Forget’s Happy Nun Cafe will hit the road in 2017 with its newly-launched Small Town Dinner Series. “The idea came to me when we were closed for a month over Christmas,” says The Nun’s co-owner and chef Katie Vinge. “I’ve done a few pop-up dinners in Regina when I worked there and I thought that bringing the idea to communities in this area- which I love so much- was something that we wanted to do.” Vinge says the idea is a simple one. “It’s basically a pop-up dinner. All we need is a suitable space- like a town hall or something similar. We cater the dinner, the community sells the tickets, and we donate a portion of the proceeds back to the community for use wherever it is needed.”
“So far, the response has been overwhelming,” adds Vinge. “We put a post on our Facebook page announcing the project and asking our followers to nominate their communities.” “We actually closed the contest the next day, which wasn’t something we planned on,” she says. “But the response was so great.” Vinge and her husband and Happy Nun co-owner Riley Riddell purchased the popular Forget venue in January 2015 from founders Don and Shannon Shakotko. “Our aim was always to continue as custodians of The Happy Nun’s legacy,” says Vinge. “We’re both big believers in using locally-sourced food. My food philosophy is all about supporting local growers and suppliers in and around our area and throughout Saskatchewan.”
The owners of Forget’s The Happy Nun Cafe- Riley Riddell and chef Katie Vinge- will be taking their supper show on the road with their latest venture: The Small Town Dinner Series. “This part of the world is my favourite place to be- the people are amazing,” says Vinge. “If I can explore the area, share my love for this part of the province, do what I love to do and give back to the communities we serve; I’m thrilled.”
Forget’s The Happy Nun Cafe will be bringing its culinary creations to area communities with its newly-launched Small Town Dinner Series. Coowner and chef Katie Vinge says the idea is a simple one: “It’s basically a pop-up dinner. All we need is a suitable space- like a town hall or something similar. We cater the dinner, the community sells the tickets, and we donate a portion of the proceeds back to the community wherever it is needed.”
“And that’s something I want to continue to do with our Small Town Dinner Series.” Although Vinge hails from Fairview, Alberta, she says: “I have deep roots in this area. My family has a cabin at White Bear and Riley grew up- and now teaches in- Wawota.” Vinge studied Culinary Art’s at Edmonton’s NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology). During her career as a chef, she has worked in Finland, at Regina’s Willow on Wascana restaurant as well as helping to introduce diners in the Queen City to the concept of pop-up dining as one of the founders of Regina’s The Supper Society. During the couple’s two-year tenure at the helm of The Happy Nun, the restaurant has garnered numerous awards and accolades as well as reputation for hosting innovative events. The Happy Nun was featured on an episide of TV’s ‘The Prairie Diner’ and CTV’s Small-Town Saskatchewan Summer Tour, was showcased by The Saskatchewanderer, hosted an episode of the SaskScapes podcast with Saskatoon radio personality, Kevin Power and recently, Vinge was asked to address the Community Futures and Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan. The Happy Nun was also awarded The Saskatchewan Tourism Award of Excellence and a five-star rating from TripAdvisor for Top Canadian Cuisine and Live Entertainment and Top Family-Friendly Dining. Vinge says that although she and Riddell are thrilled by the positive response The Happy Nun has received, she is “honoured” that customers choose the Nun as the setting for celebrating milestones in their lives. “I have met some of the most amazing people within the last two years of taking over The Happy Nun,” she says. “I have been fortunate enough to be a part of many celebrations- such as marriage proposals, retirement parties, anniversaries, birthdays and many more.” “I feel truly blessed that people choose to share these special occasions with us at The Happy Nun and that’s part of the reason I’m so excited about The Small Town Dinners.” “This part of the world is my favourite place to be- the people are amazing. If I can explore the area, share my love for this part of the province, do what I love to do and give back to the communities we serve; I’m thrilled.” “We can’t wait to welcome people when The Happy Nun visits their communities.” To learn more, visit: www.thehappynuncafe.com.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Weekly RCMP report The Carlyle detachment of the RCMP responded to a variety of calls throughout the week of Feb. 3-9. 911 calls There Kelly Running were two 911 Observer Staff hang-up calls from the rink in Wawota. It was determined to be kids playing with the phone. Assistance RCMP provided assistance in a social service matter. Two warrants were issued during this time. RCMP are investigating a report of a
sexual assault. Members are investigating a drug related oﬀence. Impaired calls A possibly impaired driver was reported around Arcola. The individual ﬂed from police and was later located by members. The individual is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation: ﬂight from police, driving while disqualiﬁed, operating an unregistered vehicle, and not stopping at a stop sign. The individual is now in custody as they have a criminal history. The pursuit took place in Arcola and was stopped for public safety concerns. It took place shortly before 4 p.m. in the afternoon. The RCMP appreciate the calls from the public reporting this dangerous driver and their assistance in identify-
ing the accused. False alarms There were two false alarms responded to during this time. Fraud Fraudulent mail was reported. Harassment Harassing Facebook messages were being sent, but this matter has been concluded. Mischief An intoxicated individual was wanted removed from a home. When RCMP arrived the intoxicated individual had fallen asleep, so the home owner said it was alright that they remain. There was an animal call reported. An individual believes strays killed her dog, however, RCMP couldn’t determine if it were loose dogs or wildlife.
Driving infractions Five vehicles were stopped for not having insurance, which is a $580 fine. RCMP remind drivers that it is your responsibility to ensure you have up-to-date registration/insurance. Speeding tickets were issued during this time with the largest fine being for $388. Seatbelt tickets were issued as well at $175 each. There were a variety of inspection tickets issued including one for loose cargo. RCMP resolved an issue of someone using the wrong licence plates. Three minor traffic collisions took place during this time. Theft There was a theft in the Kisbey area.
CAA reminds motorists: Making room for tow truck drivers isn’t just the law – it’s a matter of life and death CAA Saskatchewan, as a dedicated advocate for motorists and travellers, regularly provides information on driver and traveller safety. One of the safety messages that has generated attention in recent weeks is the Slow to 60 km/hour on Saskatchewan highways when passing emergency vehicles, which includes tow trucks. The rules of the road are clear: Drivers must slow to 60 kilometres per hour on Saskatchewan high-
ways when passing a working tow truck with its safety lights flashing. Unfortunately, many motorists including transport drivers, do not obey this law and often speed by tow truck operators who are working on our highways, helping other motorists in need. Many of the tow truck operators working for CAA Saskatchewan have expressed concern for their own personal safety. The Saskatchewan government is considering new legislation to
The Carlyle & District Food Bank committee extend a huge THANK YOU to the following businesses, schools and clubs for their generous financial and food hamper donations over the holiday season. ARC Resources Arcola Agencies Arcola United Church Arcola School Arcola Town Office Artisan Consulting Bear Claw Casino Cresent Point Carlyle Farm Credit Corp. Carlyle Elementary School
Conexus Credit Union - Wawota Dannevirke Lutheran Church Women Gordon F. Kells High School - Carlyle Kisbey United Church Knights of Columbus Moose Mountain Lodge Minor Hockey Our Lady Of Fatima Parish Ray’s Grading St. Regis Catholic Women
To the many individuals and volunteers donating money or their time we Thank you as well. We would like to thank Rod Lougheed and his staff at Food World for their continued support of the Food Bank. To the Carlyle and Redvers Coop’s for having a bin to collect donated non-perishable foods to and for promoting their “Good Buy To Hunger” program as a way for their customers to support the Food Bank. Our new mailing address is: Carlyle & District Food Bank Box 356 - Carlyle, SK S0C0R0 We still reside in the basement of the Carlyle United Church and would like to thank them for their continued support as well. Food hampers are handed out on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30am. Contacts to order hampers are: Theresa Luedtuke - (306) 577-8928 Darlene Burnett - (306) 453-2267 Arrol Young - (306) 455-2649 Jaime Brimmer - (306) 448-2278 Annette LeNovail - (306) 452-3915 And last, but most importantly, the Food Bank committee would like to acknowledge and thank Mavis James (Arcola), Marg Krenz (Carlyle), Debbie Phillips (Wawota), and Marge Nishnick (Kenosee Lake) for their many years of volunteered service to keeping the food bank a viable and worthwhile charity in our community.
allow tow trucks to be outfitted with lights that flash amber and red. These signals are instantly recognizable and are more attention-grabbing then the amber lights now in use. According to tow truck operator Doug Steppler and owner of Bear’s Towing in Moose Jaw, “Better driver education is even more essential.” He added, “Just last week, one of my operators was on Highway 1 near Belle Plaine and had parked the tow truck safely away from traffic, and was preparing to assist the stranded motorist. He had the pylons marked on the highway to identify his presence and had the amber lights flashing on the tow truck. Unfortunately, this was all totally ignored by a transport driver who literally flew by at a high speed, and drove over the pylons, and probably still has one stuck in his truck’s front grill. My tow truck operator literally had to run out of harm’s way to avoid being hit. Fortunately, he was not hurt but this incident was a close call for my tow truck operator and for me. This is only one of several similar incidents that have happened to my staff or
myself.” Steppler added, “Motorists, please slow down and move over. We all need to do our part to make the roadside a safe place to work.” Drivers should treat a tow truck like any other emergency vehicle. After checking their mirrors, drivers should slow down and move over, changing lanes if possible. While Saskatchewan law requires motorists to slow down to 60 km/ hour when passing a working tow truck with its safety lights flashing, drivers should further reduce their speed in poor weather conditions. Drivers who have a breakdown should also take a few precautions: Try to get your vehicle as far off the road as possible and turn on your four-way flashers. The ditch or fence line are the safest places to wait for a tow. If weather conditions force you to wait inside your vehicle, avoid sitting in the back or driver’s seat, where you are more likely to be seriously harmed if another driver smashes into you. On double-lane highways, motorists should also try to move to the far lane to give operators room to work safely.
Celebrate Family Day weekend with free fishing: Feb. 18 to 20 Saskatchewan’s annual winter free ﬁshing weekend is once again during the province’s Family Day holiday weekend on February 18, 19 and 20. One weekend is designated each winter to encourage participation in ice ﬁshing, where residents and visitors may ﬁsh in any of Saskatchewan’s public waters with an open sport ﬁshing season, without purchasing a ﬁshing licence. “Fishing is one of Saskatchewan’s most popular activities, attracting more than 250,000 people each year,” Environment Minister Scott Moe said. “This weekend is a great opportunity for people and their families to learn about and enjoy the sport of ice ﬁshing and to recognize the value of this provincial resource.” Safety is key to enjoyable ice ﬁshing. Always use caution and common sense. Test the ice thickness before you travel on it. A minimum of 10
cm of good ice is required for walking and 30 cm for light vehicle travel. Wear warm clothing. Anyone planning to take advantage of free ﬁshing weekend is reminded that all other ﬁshing regulations, including possession limits and reduced limits on some lakes and rivers remain in eﬀect. Free ﬁshing weekend does not apply in national parks and anyone planning to take ﬁsh out of the province must purchase a licence. Anglers on Lac la Ronge must have a free endorsement and associated harvest ledger. These may be obtained for free through private issuers, Ministry of Environment and select provincial park oﬃces. More information about ﬁshing in Saskatchewan can be found in the 2016 Anglers’ Guide, available wherever ﬁshing licences are sold, or online at www.saskatchewan.ca/ﬁshing.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Save the date: March 11 is Ladies Night Out in Arcola Kelly Running Observer Staff
The Arcola Daycare is hosting its annual Ladies Night Out in Arcola on Saturday, March 11. The third annual event is going to bring Vegas to Arcola with games tables being hosted by Bear Claw Casino, so dress up for a night on the town. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for cocktails and shopping to start the night. There will be a male auction – someone to wait on your table for the night – will be underway at 6 p.m. with Carlyle Cougars up for auction. Dinner will be hosted at 7 p.m. and is being served by David and Shelley Slykhuis. The delicious meal is chicken, rice, salads, garlic cheese biscuits, and sensational desserts. This year entertainment is an interactive DJ: “I hope everyone comes with their dancing shoes on!” Bree-Anne Ryan, Board Chair, exclaimed.
“There will be a couple of gaming tables organized by the Bear Claw Casino; free to play!” Ryan added. “And a pole dancing demonstration.” “It’s a great excuse to get girl friends and family together for a fun night out while supporting the Arcola Daycare.” Tickets for the evening are $50 each and tables of eight are $400. This includes dinner and entertainment for the evening. If interested contact Kayla Breti at 306-455-2186 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. or through email at arcoladaycare@ outlook.com. Cash, cheque, and e-transfers are accepted. Funds raised throughout the evening will be put towards the Arcola Daycare building and for renovations of the daycare. Currently, the Arcola Daycare does not have any full-time spots available, however, they do have casual care for openings on days others are not taken to daycare. To get on the waitlist contact Breti at the above contact information.
Province Acknowledges Contributions of Teachers and School Staff
Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Don Morgan has proclaimed February 12-18, 2017 as Teacher/Staﬀ Appreciation Week. This marks the 30th year that Teacher/Staﬀ Appreciation Week has been celebrated in Saskatchewan. “As inﬂuential role models for young learners, teachers and school staﬀ are responsible for more than just success in the classroom,” Morgan said. “Every day, the dedicated professionals in our province’s schools are responsible for the growth and development of more than 175,000 students. School staﬀ work diligently to meet the needs of all their students, and we applaud their valuable contributions.” The Saskatchewan Association of School Community Councils (SASC) promotes the week across the province to draw attention to the important contributions that teachers and
school staﬀ make to the education of students. This year’s theme of Great Teachers/Staﬀ = Engaged Students highlights the relationship between staﬀ and students. “Motivated students are more excited to learn and participate,” SASC Director Joy Bastness said. “Great teachers make learning fun and inspire students to reach their full potential. They inﬂuence how students see themselves, how they learn, the success they achieve and the kind of person they will become. A great teacher or staﬀ member can change a student’s life.” Teacher/Staﬀ Appreciation Week was ﬁrst introduced in 1988 by The Canadian Home and School Federation, a national organization of parents who volunteer for schools through Parent School Advisory Councils and Home and School Associations.
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Quote of the Week . . . “Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.”
- Yoko Ono
Putting the ‘fun’ in funeral?
With people always carrying a camera in the form of a smart phone, selﬁes have become the new norm. Out with friends, take a selﬁe. On a trip, take a selﬁe. At a sporting event, take a selﬁe. Are there times that selﬁes shouldn’t be the “it” thing? Recently in the news and on Kelly Running social media there are two topics Observer Staff of potentially inappropriate selﬁes, and in my opinion they are inappropriate, but each to their own. The two big topics up for debate are Funeral Selﬁes and Holocaust Selﬁes. Funeral selﬁes involve people attending a funeral and taking a photo of themselves with the deceased person in their casket in the background. Which, I guess if the family is alright with it, that’s ﬁne, but it just seems odd to me to do that and post it to social media. If it’s a grieving process intended to help the individual through their loss, ﬁne. But, I honestly don’t understand why people would take the selﬁe and post it on any form of social media. Like I’m going to Snapchat a selﬁe and let people know I’m at someone’s funeral. I think not. Holocaust Selﬁes are the other topic up for debate on the Internet currently. Millions of people died during the Holocaust at death camps and work camps. Memorials have since been built to remember those whose lives were taken. At these memorials people have been taking selﬁes. In words, it doesn’t seem that bad, but an Israeli satirist and author, Shahak Shapira, created a website which took selﬁes at memorials and photoshopped the people in the picture into photos taken during the aftermath of the death camps. Seeing the photoshopped product, I was actually a little bit sick to my stomach. Shapira stated that “About 10,000 people visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe every day. Many of them take goofy pictures, jump, skate, or bike on the 2,711 concrete slabs of the 19,000 meter squared large structure.” “The exact meaning and role of the Holocaust Memorial are controversial. To many, the grey stelae symbolize gravestones for the six million Jews that were murdered and buried in mass graves, or the grey ash to which they were burned to in the death camps.” Granted the world has changed and many people are disconnected with the past. I’m sure they take pictures on the beaches of Normandy where the D-Day invasion took place and I think I remember we took a class photo at Vimy Ridge – all smiling – when we went there for its 90th ceremony. The gravity of the situation though still aﬀected us, we knew there were roped oﬀ sections where we were warned live explosives could still potentially be and the pockmarked landscape was covered in green grass and trees, but it had once been ﬂat. So, maybe those people taking the photos understand the gravity of what occurred there, I know it was a very somber day when we were at Vimy Ridge, but at the same time taking a goofy picture would have been highly inappropriate. What do you think? Is there a time when selﬁes shouldn’t be the norm? It’s a diﬀerent time in the world, where selﬁes do seem to be taken everywhere… but, perhaps there are a few places where people should respectfully choose not to pull out their phone for a selﬁe.
When everything stops Family had been sitting at his hospital bedside for many hours, knowing my husband’s grandfather was slipping away. Although it was many years ago, the emotions are still easily drawn upon. Just a few years earlier we’d done the same with my father-in-law. My own dad died so unexpectedly when I was just 18 years old there weren’t Shelley Luedtke hours or even minutes to share bedside. My husband and I left the hospital late one night while others stayed with his grandfather. Wanting to grab something to eat before beginning the hour drive home we stopped for a burger. As I glanced around the fast food place I saw people talking, laughing and eating--all normal things for this setting, but I had this sense inside me of wanting people to understand what was happening to us. We were losing someone we loved. We were eating because we had to. They were eating…and enjoying themselves. When a heart attack took my dad suddenly my entire life was upended. It occurred over Christmas holidays and I was really unsure about returning to university. My family would be making a move to a new province which meant transferring schools so I questioned going back. The academic dean’s advice was to return to school so I could “move forward.” We knew what he meant of course, but I didn’t want to try and pretend that it was okay to act as if I could take a single step in any direction, let alone forward. It felt like life had come to a halt and I didn’t want to try and move through what was coming next. It has stopped us all in our tracks at one time or another. You hear of what has happened to a friend or neighbour; a co-worker or perhaps a stranger. There has been a tragedy. Or accident. Or diagnosis. Someone you know well, or someone you may know by name only is experiencing something awful. There is such grief and pain. But before any of that
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there is the shock--the jarring disbelief of what has just happened and trying hard to get our heads around it. As thoughts, fear, and emotions swirl there are questions. What happens next? What do we do ﬁrst? Where do we turn to ﬁnd solid ground? When the unthinkable happens you feel like life has stopped. What mattered yesterday holds little signiﬁcance today. All around you people, activities and events keep moving forward but you wonder how you are supposed to move along with it. But then something pretty special happens. People step in. They call. They visit. They drop oﬀ food. And ﬂowers. Perhaps money if there is a need. They listen. They oﬀer to do whatever they can-because they know how tough it is to move through the pain. They show up to help you take a step, no matter how unsure you may be or how tentative that step might feel. If you have been on the receiving end of this and have tried to explain what it meant, you may have found that words aren’t adequate to sum up the feeling of being supported by that care, concern and love. I say “if” because I regret that while this may be the experience for many--it isn’t for all. Not everyone has been lifted up and held by the strength of a community when they have encountered tragedy, loss or challenge. Sometimes it’s because we don’t know what has happened. We aren’t aware they are hurting. Or we don’t know what their needs might be. We aren’t sure how to help. Sometimes… unfortunately…we just don’t know what to do and fear any response will be insuﬃcient. If we haven’t responded to you the way we should have, please know we feel regret. It’s not you--it’s us. If it provides any solace, know we will learn from that. We will remember how incredibly meaningful the simplest gestures meant to us when we were on a tough road, and we will respond in the future with whatever we have knowing that it’s not what we do that matters--it’s that we show up. We all experience painful events that cause us to feel like our world has come to a grinding halt. Today, it might stop for you. But we will be there to help you get it going again. That’s my outlook.
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Three for three
I wondered when this day would happen, but it finally did a week or two ago. As most of you probably know, I run my own hairdressing business out of our home. I do this because I want to contribute financially but also stay home and raise our daughter. It can be challenging, but very rewarding. Since the shop is in our home, Krystyn Gillies it is sometimes tough to keep the toddler out of the business side of things. When she was a lot smaller, she brushed against the tray I set my colour bowls on, causing one of the brushes to fall to the floor. No big deal, except for the large grey cat standing directly beneath the bowl. Of course, the bleach brush smeared across his back before clattering to the floor. Let me tell you, chasing the car around with a spray bottle of water, trying to wash the bleach off was a tricky ordeal. A few hours later, I could tell I wasn’t successful in getting all the bleach off because he had a lovely highlight exactly where the brush fell. I try hard to not leave my bowls on that tray when I’m finished, but sometimes, I am not successful at that either. Another day, I looked over from washing out a customer’s colour to see the toddler painting a lovely shade of brown onto her own hair. Talk about instant bath time! Thankfully, I got it washed
off in time that she didn’t manage to change her hair colour. The next victim was the small black and white curly dog, but it wasn’t the toddler who got him. It was me, by accident. I had a few of my really good friends over for the day for their bi-yearly haircuts and highlights, and as I was painting on some of the bleach onto a foil, the dog jumped up unexpectedly on one of his favourite customers, causing her to shift and the dog to almost fall off. I was holding the brush, but still tried to catch him before he fell, which resulted in me sliding the brush across the top of his ear, leaving a trail of blue powdery bleach. I sighed and then laughed as it was bound to happen lots with my luck. I got the water and squirted it all over to stop the chemical reaction of the bleach but a few hours later, he had a lovely yellow patch just to the right of his ear. It was quite the scene. Now you have done the math. One cat, one dog, that leaves one more dog. The poor big brown dog was just recently laying in his favourite spot behind the hair chair, laying in a sun beam, enjoying his afternoon of doing nothing. I was in the kitchen filling the dishwasher full of dishes when I heard a small clatter. I didn’t think much about it because she usually plays really well by herself, and I was only a few steps away and there was no crying. A few minutes later, the toddler walks into the kitchen door way
saying, “brush… brush…” I glanced over and she had painted her head with the bleach brush I had used earlier in the morning. She immediately ran to the hair sink and laid her head back, to get it washed like all the customers who she sees every day. I carefully rinse the bleach off and shampooed and conditioned it like I do for everyone who gets a colour, and she enjoyed every minute of it. I scolded myself in my head for leaving the bleach out again, but it was long past working, as it eventually stops after a certain amount of time. Thankfully, she didn’t have any difference in her hair, so I figured I was in the clear. Until later that day, I happened to glance over at the big brown dog, who now adorned a large yellowish patch on his back. Oh no. She painted the dog before she painted her own head. I never even imagined she would have got him but because he is so mellow, he just let her work her up her masterpiece without even picking up his head. So, three out of three animals living in the house have received their own personal hair experience. I really must be diligent in keeping the colour bowls cleaned out and put away so my tiny apprentice doesn’t actually change her hair colour one of these days. I am thankful the pets don’t mind what their fur looks like and the customers get a kick out of it, but I promise I will try harder! Or maybe I will put her to work and leverage my time, just kidding!
Shack Wacky The winter doldrums have officially set in. Although the calendar continues to creep forward on my phone, it is only some kind of technological trick - an optical illusion compliments of the Internet aimed at making me believe that there will be an end to winter. While I do appreciate the gesture I am Jocelyn Hainsworth not fooled – the snow banks grow ever higher, the temperatures remain nasty, and the wind makes even the almost-nice-enough-for-a-walk days too cold to venture outside. Winter is going to last forever. It already has. This happens every year to some extent, and there is no cure. A milder winter is nice and the feelings of being trapped in a snow globe aren’t quite as stifling, but still somewhere about mid February it becomes just too much trouble to put on the necessary layers required to go outside. Even though the daylight hours are noticeably stretching out and one can eat the evening meal before the sun is completely set, the days are still depressingly short. And, even though one would think that spending a week or so on a tropical beach would make all the difference, it’s really like putting a band aid on a broken bone – totally inadequate. The first symptom to crop up is a desire to page through seed and nursery stock catalogues. The companies behind these tempting treasures are well aware of their power and have these tangible reminders of summer out in the mail and online before Christmas trees are put away. They make a killing with this subversive timing; their customers order all kinds of green and growing things in January during their mid-winter stupor soon to forget all about it and re-order a bunch more stuff in the spring. I tell you, it happens. Repeatedly. But that is just the first onset, the early stages of being Shack Wacky. It gets worse. By mid February it’s like I’ve hit some kind of invisible wall. Like the dream where you are trying to run but you seem to be immersed in some thick liquid and you can’t move? The days are all the same: get up, breakfast, dinner, supper, bedtime – repeated over and over again. At this point my worst problem is meal planning. Nothing appeals to me and really, left to my own devices I would happily make a plate of nachos about 10:30 in the morning and call it sufficient nourishment for the day. Neither the man nor the dog can be convinced this is a good idea. Given that they don’t offer to help out I’m not so sure they should possess voting privileges.
They handle the cold dark season differently. Work has been slow for the past few months but the man still has a couple days per week where he gets out of the house and does something different. When he’s home he’s an avid TV watcher. The dog’s behavior is a little more extreme. He would do anything to get me outside for a walk – I might mention here he’s permanently dressed for 40 below because he’s part Husky. He doesn’t understand the struggle of sweaters and ski pants and coats and toques and scarves and mitts. Even then, I don’t think he would care. This week it has come down to us both standing at the garden doors staring out at the white expanse before us. I am looking for signs of spring and he is watching for his arch-nemesis – the school bus with its evil
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blinking light. Not the bus that goes right by our place, mind you, but the one a mile away, a mere blinking speck on the horizon. I have yet to spot any reason to hope that winter may soon be over, but twice a day he growls his thunderous growl and races out the door to stand and bark at the top of the highest snow bank in the yard. It’s good that someone has purpose to his life. This next week it is supposed to be warmer so I may venture as far as the deck. It may even get warm enough to chip away at the mountain of snow left by the avalanche off the roof during the last warm spell. Maybe I’ll even fire up the barbeque and sip a glass of wine in the sunshine … while I listen intently for crows telling me they’re back and eventually spring will be too.
“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” - Joyce Meyer
Friday, February 17, 2017
Cougars feel the Thunder Kelly Running Observer Staff
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Phil Doucet weaves his way into Ochapowace’s zone during a hard fought battle, which saw the Ochapowace Thunder capitalize in the second period for a 10-4 win over the Cougars on Friday, Feb. 10.
Brent Maclean looks up to make a pass as Ochapowace puts the pressure on defensively. Staff photo by Kelly Running
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The Carlyle PureChem Cougars are in the midst of playoﬀs in the Big Six taking on Redvers in a best of ﬁve series, while they were recently stopped in their eﬀorts by Ochapowace Thunder in the Senior “C” South Quarterﬁnal. Ochapowace visited Carlyle on Friday, Feb. 10, where Carlyle lost 4-10. They then turned around and headed to Ochapowace on Saturday, Feb. 11, where the Cougars lost 4-9. Action for the Feb. 10 game saw a battle in the ﬁrst period with Carlyle’s Brett Turgeon earning an unassisted goal, followed by a goal by Cooper Fox which was assisted by Dallas Lequyer. Ochapowace answered back with goals coming from Harley Garrioch assisted by Tim Bear. This was followed by an unassisted goal by Wilson Dumais to tie the ﬁrst and a goal by Leland Wasacase. The second period was a blow out as Ochapowace pushed a strong oﬀence and tightened their defence: Wilson Dumais earned a goal assisted by Tony Kinistino and Jayden Isaac; Tabrey Still scored with an assist from Lucas Seesaqasis; Justin Waskawich earned an unassisted goal; Lucas Seesaqasis scored with assists by Sterling Bear and Tony Kinistino; while, Harley Garrioch ended the second period with a goal assisted by Justin Waskawich and Valdez Bear. Ochapowace led 8-2 heading into the third. Never giving up, the Cougars pushed hard, but couldn’t seem to keep up to Ochapowace’s style of play. The Cougars did score two goals in the third; the ﬁrst was by Brett Turgeon assisted by Phil Doucet and Terrance Ross, while the second was scored by Kelly Currie assisted by Turgeon and Joel Mack. However, they couldn’t stop Ochapowace from ﬁnding the netting two more times with goals by Valdez Bear assisted by Justin Waskawich and Harley Garrioch as well as a goal by Sterling Bear assisted by Justin Waskawich. The game sheet for the Feb. 11 game was unavailable to The Observer at deadline time. Cougars Big Six playoﬀ games versus Redvers also occurred following the deadline of The Observer, so check back with us next week to see how games unfolded. Elsewhere in the league: Yellow Grass beat Carnduﬀ in the ﬁrst game (5-2) of their series on Sunday, Feb. 12. Over in Oxbow, the Bienfait Coalers took the ﬁrst playoﬀ game against the Huskies as well (5-2). Provincially Carnduﬀ lost to Grenfell in the Senior “B” Quarterﬁnal. Wawota has advanced against Theodore in a close battle with a one goal diﬀerence in the Senior “C” Quarterﬁnal. They will play either Kipling/ Windthorst or Whitewood. Redvers is scheduled to play Wilcox in the Senior “D” South Semiﬁnal on Saturday, Feb. 18, in Wilcox and on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Redvers at 7 p.m.
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Carlyle Oilmen’s Bonspiel draws 12 teams Kelly Running Observer Staff
The Carlyle Curling Club hosted the 12th Annual Oilmen’s Bonspiel on Feb. 9-12. The curling began Thursday evening and continued through until championship rounds were held on Sunday. Teams were made up of those working in the oilﬁeld or spouses of oilﬁeld workers. A total of 12 teams competed: Equal, Tarpon, PureChem, Team 12, CES, Makelki, Lee’s Sales, Eagle Oilﬁeld, Nankivell, Spectrum, MRC Midﬁeld, and
TEML. Winning the A-Event was MRC Global: Jamie Hansen, Ryan Hansen, Duane Lamontagne, and Adam Himmelspach. Winning the B-Event was Eagle Oilﬁeld Services: Lindsay Brownridge, Billy Kulyk, Jodi Chandler, and Cody Grimes. Winning the C-Event was Team 12: Bruce McCarthy, Heather Fafard, Justine Kyle, and Doug Rintoul. In addition to the curling action at the Carlyle Curling Club there was also a Friday Night social at Carlyle Memorial Hall with a DJ and dance.
Oilmens A event: Winners of Carlyle Oilmen’s Bonspiel A-Event was MRC Global (L-R: Jamie Hansen, Ryan Hansen, Duane Lamontagne, and Adam Himmelspach).
Taking the win in the B-Event was Eagle Oilfield Services (L-R: Lindsay Brownridge, Billy Kulyk, Jodi Chandler, and Cody Grimes).
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Winning the C-Event was Carlyle Curling Club Team 12 (L-R: Bruce McCarthy, Heather Fafard, Justine Kyle, and Doug Rintoul).
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The Redcoat Rebels based out of Carlyle attended an 18U club volleyball tournament in Fort Qu’Appelle on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12. With a total of 12 teams in attendance it was a great showing for the southeast team. The Rebels came up against good competition and came away with a 4-0 record on Saturday: QCVC Royal Force, QCVC Royals, Winnipeg Storms and Prairie Select. They then came up against Saskatoon Smash on Sunday, which went to three sets, but saw the Rebels face their first loss of the weekend. They then took down QCVC – a Regina team – in two sets straight before meeting the Smash in the final again. The Rebels earned a silver medal after a very successful weekend. (Back row left to right) Coach Mickey Adams, Assistant Coach Blake Slykhuis, Brynn Bourhis, Delaney Hickie, Kayla Verity, Jocelyn Jensen, Kailyn Wilson, and Assistant Coach Jackie Verity. (Second row left to right) Amy Stolz, Gracie Schutz, Bronwyn Douglas, Jorja Bendtsen, and Haylee Barta. (Front row) Janai Ricard and Cheyanne Doud.
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On Feb. 4 Murray Cowan (Estevan) and Dustin Cowan (Weyburn) spent the day sledding on the trails in the area before calling it quits at the Cowan farm. They enjoyed supper and visited with Gray and Edel Cowan before heading back to Estevan. The Alida Community extends sincere sympathy to the Mailhiot and Wilvers families on the death of Lorraine (Mailhiot) Wilvers of Estevan, who passed away Feb. 8 in Regina at the age of 62 years. Lorraine was raised at Alida. She was predeceased by her father Albert Mailhiot and is survived by her husband Emile; two sons Keith and Dan and their families, her mother Rose Zander and siblings, Rick, Iona and Susan and their families. A memorial service was held Feb. 14 at Macoun, SK. Kelly and Trisha Schulhauser and Jason and April Junk spent a week’s holiday at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, enjoyed the warmer climate. On Feb. 11 was the day set for members of Alida Auxiliary which included Margaret Peet, Brenda Junk, Maureen and Charly Boutin to deliver the special “Gourmet Supper” to the lucky winner Rob Duncan and his guests in his home in Redvers. I’m told that everyone (including the workers) enjoyed the evening. Hopefully it will become an annual fundraising event for Alida. Sunday Breakfast on Feb. 12 had Kitchen group # 4 serving up 46 breakfasts – way to go guys and gals. The Breakfast Challenge is still on – the leading total remains at 61. Next week will see Kitchen group # 1 back at the helm. It’s a long weekend coming up – Monday is Family Day – so enjoy the day with your family. Usually this day is the beginning of a school holiday for students as teachers attend their convention etc., but I’m not sure if this is still the case or not. Do miss reading weekly school news from the local schools – there’s a hint editors maybe have a weekly school page for news from all schools, help to keep all of us in the know as to what is happening. The SE Stubblejumpers are hosting their annual rally on Saturday – hope to see you sometime during the day at Alida and do drive safely while out on the trails. Enjoy watching curling on Sunday (all day long) – the Provincial men’s curling from Alberta
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Southeast Vipers 17U compete in first Sask Cup of the season The 17U Vipers attended their first Sask Cup in Saskatoon on Feb. 4 and 5 where they competed amongst both 17U and 18U teams. The 17U Vipers went to three with many teams, narrowly missing the win, but having success throughout the weekend ending in Tier 3; placing them in 24th out of 46 teams. Congrats to the 18U Redcoat Rebels who ended their run at the Sask Cup in 21st and to the 17U Oxbow Black Knights who earned 19th overall. Submitted by the Southeast Vipers Volleyball Club
Wawota News Most of my news this week is the return of many holidayers. Ross and Donna Petterson have returned home after spending over ﬁve weeks enjoying a stay in Mesa, Arizona. Ken Smulan and Bernie Williamson also spent several weeks in Mesa. Reg and Nicole Wilson, Cooper and Fynn accompanied Mike and Cindy West on a holiday to Mexico recently. Gordon and Val Van Dresar and Mike and Colleen Greenbank traveled to Mexico for a vacation. Mike and Colleen returned home last week and Gordon and Val stayed an extra week. Darren and Kathy Olson spent last week in Cuba. George and Colleen NcNeely enjoyed a great trip to Orlando, Florida recently. Best Wishes go with Blake Lamontagne who traveled to Australia via Vancouver. He will be in Brisbane, Australia for training until taking part in the Disabled Water Ski World Championships at Myuna Bay, Australia. Happy 90th birthday to George Eisler who celebrated on Saturday with coﬀee and birthday cake at the Drop In. Missing from my news last week: Travis Houﬀ also visited Shannon’s mother, Frances Tulik in Yuma. Hale Smyth, infant son of Kyle and Andrea Smyth has a great-great grandmother. She is Elsie Sorenson who is 102 years old and lives in Redvers.
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Pioneering sound engineer and special eﬀects artist Douglas Shearer is most remembered for his role as an innovator in the field of motion picture sound technology. Over the span of his 40-year film career, he continuously challenged technological limitations and completely reshaped industry standards. Among his most significant advances were the development of a recording system able to eliminate unwanted background noise and the co-creation of MGM Camera 65, a wide-screen photography system first used in the production of Raintree County (1957). He also made improvements to projection work, colour balance and background process photography. His trailblazing work was met with high praise, including 21 Academy Award nominations and seven wins for Sound and Special Effects. He remains to this day the most honoured Canadian by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Born in 1899 in Montreal, Douglas Shearer was drawn to the Shearer at the 13th Academy Awards science and technology of light and sound from an early age. As a (1941). Photo: Academy of Motion youngster he built an electrical lab in his basement, and by the age Picture Arts and Sciences. of fourteen quit high school to work for Northern Electric. He eventually returned to academia, studying physics and engineering at McGill University for a year before his family’s financial hardships forced him resume his old job. Douglas had two sisters, Norma and Athole, both of whom moved to New York with their mother in the early 1920s in hopes of becoming actresses. Of the two, Norma was the most successful—so much so, in fact, that she was brought to Hollywood to work for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and quickly became one of the studio’s biggest stars. Douglas followed his younger sister to California and soon began working for MGM himself, starting as a prop handler. Shearer’s skills, which were far beyond those required by his entry-level position, quickly drew the attention of executives, and it wasn’t long before he was made head of the studio’s sound department. While in this position, he played a key role in MGM’s transition from making silent films to making “talkies,” and is credited as Recording Director in nearly all of the studio’s productions between 1930 and 1953. In addition to the critical role he played in advancing sound and picture technology in film, Shearer also aided the Allied Forces during the Second World War by lending his innovative mind to further the development of sonar radar technology. Shearer passed away in 1971, only a few short years after he’d retired from MGM. He was honoured by the New York Times with a front-page obituary; an honour usually reserved for heads of state and industry giants. In 2008, Douglas Shearer was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame along with his sister Norma.
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The Cree make up the most populous and widely distributed Indigenous group in Canada. They are dispersed from the subarctic region of Alberta all the way east to Quebec and spanning portions of the Plains regions in Alberta and Saskatchewan. As of 2015 more than 317,000 Canadians claimed to have Cree heritage and there are more than 130 registered Cree bands. According to the National Household Survey of 2011 there are over 95,000 speakers of Cree and it is the most widely spoken aboriginal language in Canada. Like other First Nations groups, the Cree had lived in Canada for thousands of years before Europeans ever laid foot on North American soil. They first encountered Europeans in the 17th century and this contact eventually lead to the fur trade. The Cree nation transformed greatly upon contact with European colonizers and their culture deteriorated due to epidemics, the destruction of bison herds and government policies forcing First Nations to surrender land through treaties. The Cree were ultimately relocated to reserves and were subjected to decades of systemic cultural demolition through abuses suffered within the residential school system. In 2008 the Government of Canada offered a formal apology to all former students of residential schools. Today, self-government and economic development are major goals of the Cree communities in Canada. About half of the Cree population continues to live on reserves, while the remainder have made their homes in cities and towns across the country. Several Cree leaders have a national role in furthering the aims of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Additionally, the Cree have played an important role within United Nations negotiations, especially in regards to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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Tori Chapman of Carlyle - on the Southeast Vipers 15U team - makes a diving pass in Oxbow at a 15U club tournament on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12.
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15U Club Volleyball in Oxbow
Photos by Kelly Running
The Southeast Vipers 15U is coached by Shalane Haselhan and made up of youth from Carlyle, Lampman, Stoughton, and Arcola.
Kennedy Laub sets a hitter during a game in Oxbow on the weekend with the Southeast Vipers 15U team. Madison Cuddington of Manor - on the Southeast Vipers 15U - team takes a swing against Club West team out of Manitoba.
Jenelle Breault of Stoughton was competing in Oxbow on the Estevan 15U club team.
Oxbow’s 15U team is seen here competing against QCVC – a Regina based team. The host team, the Black Knights, went on to win their tournament, which included teams from Regina, Weyburn, Estevan, Manitoba, and one with athletes from various towns across the southeast.
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OBITUARIES John (Jack) William Barry Greenwood Born June 16, 1939 at Arcola, Saskatchewan Passed away peacefully January 27, 2017 at home in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by his parents William in 1991 and Edna in 1992. Survived by his brother Jim, Victoria, BC, his wife Sandra of 55 years, his two sons Raymond and Philip (Janet), grandchildren Jill (Nic) Dol and their children, Gwenna and Matthew; Jennifer (Clinton) Freisen and their children, Lily and Rylie; Billy and girlfriend Paige Phillips; Jessica (Jesse) Peddle and daughter, Kaebri; Ryan, Samantha, Katie, Tyler, Madison, Maelyn, John, Hanna, and Nathan. His brothers-in-law Peter (Patsy) Moseley, Gary (Dennise) Moseley, sisters-in-law Doreen (George) Kirby and Mary Moseley, nieces and nephews, extended family and many dear friends. A private family graveside service of farewell was held at Percy Cemetery on Monday, February 6, 2017 near Kisbey, Saskatchewan with Reverend Michele Moore officiating. Jack was a talented athlete, farmer, carpenter, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved and was loved. Jack and all his family are forever grateful for the unsurpassed care and love he received from Louise. For four and a half years Louise Fortier-Miller assisted Jack’s wife Sandra with his daily care. Jack’s enthusiastic dedication to family, before and after him along with cherished lifelong friends and love of animals will always be remembered. Jack’s was a life well-lived and we will miss him dearly. Funeral arrangements provided by First Memorial, Victoria, BC and by Orsted Funeral Home, Carlyle, Saskatchewan.
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Pause for By Ken Rolheiser www.kenrolheiser.com Reflection Getting the job done and Tom Brady Part 1 Q: What’s the diﬀerence between Tom Brady and a dollar bill? A: You can still get four quarters out of a dollar bill. Truth be told Brady did play all four quarters and has the bruises to prove it. Incredibly, he survived, and his courage survived being sacked and knocked down repeatedly. I had given up on the game for the Patriots by the third quarter – trailing 28 to 3. Thanks to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots I received some profound inspirations. You and I are in the position of knowing about getting things done before time runs out as it will for everyone. But to make every second count, like in this year’s Super Bowl game, now that’s a challenge. I couldn’t believe they could pull it oﬀ. I had written that game oﬀ. I was hoping for respectability. They got that alright! How do we fare in our spiritual lives? We have a limited time to do what we are here on earth to do. Some of us are in the second half or even the fourth quarter. Do we have Brady’s courage to keep going? To get up, dust ourselves oﬀ, even heal up a little and keep going? Do we settle for respectability? Or do we go for victory? Heaven awaits us, and I’m not sure how many more time-outs we are allowed. Life, like the Super Bowl, has its poetry. Roger Goodell had to hand the trophy to Brady after suspending him for four games at the start of the season – the under inﬂated football ﬁascal. That is poetry, and I don’t mean just the alliteration. Fortunately in our lives we have team mates to support us. It might be your spouse, your friends, your church group. We all have supporters we can get inspiration from and game winning strategies, though the church might have the odd missed convert as in Brady’s game. The 2017 Super Bowl achievements of New England Patriots pale in comparison to what we can achieve with the Spirit’s help as we follow Christ’s ministry. Picture this: The team stands together, heads bowed in prayer, with the coach in the center. Suddenly they give a great cheer, and the coach trots out onto the ﬁeld by himself… “What’s the coach doing out there?” “Oh, he’s going to play today. All by himself? He’s had a lot more experience and training…they pay the coach well. We’re all here to cheer and support him. In this Source Unknown internet story the opposing team kicks oﬀ. The coach catches the ball, charges up ﬁeld, but is buried under eleven opposing tacklers. He’s carried oﬀ half- conscious. You think that’s ridiculous? But isn’t it the picture many of us have of the church? The members expect the minister to do the preaching, praying, witnessing, and visiting because he’s paid to do the Lord’s work and he’s better trained. But listen to God’s Game Plan - Ephesians 4:11, 12, Christ has given the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers “to prepare God’s people for works of service” …to train lay people to minister. Your pastor is meant to be a kind of playing coach, but pastors need our help to get the job done. With a little regular prayer eﬀort and planning we can have a successful life game and not face the impossible odds when the three minute ﬂag goes up. Victory is ours if we follow our Playing Coach.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, brother and friend. Joseph Hyacinthe Martine passed away peacefully at Carlyle Moose Mountain Lodge on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the age of 93 years, surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was the third child of Georgette and Marcel Martine. He is survived by his two brothers, George and Alphonse Martine and predeceased his parents and siblings, John, Marie, Lucie, Paul, Felix and Roland. Joe was born in 1923 on the family farm in Antler. He attended Braeside and Bellegarde schools. He helped his father Marcel on the family farm until 1949 when Joseph met and married Laurence. They built their lifetime home on one of the quarters they were farming. They raised seven children in this home: Yvette, Richard, Rudy, Gilles, Bernie, Claude and Claudette. They grew up on the farm and attended Bellegarde School, the last three finishing high school in Redvers. Joe worked over 50 years farming his land. He worked hard to provide for his family from spring until fall, taking breaks at 3pm to enjoy coffee and dainties with his wife of 66 years. Joe enjoyed spending his winters driving his five boys to hockey games and tournaments. Once his grandchildren arrived, he looked forward to their visits and talking to them on the phone and hearing about their activities and their antics. Pa will be dearly missed by his children and grandchildren: Erin; Gerald and Daniel; Thierry, Gabriella, Juliana and Cheryce; Brielle and Chanaya; Matthew, Nicholas and Emilia. We would like to thank the doctors, nursing staff and support staff of the Carlyle Moose Mountain Lodge who provided compassionate care for our father. Your support to our family during this difficult time was truly appreciated. Prayers were held on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima R. C. Church, Redvers, SK. The Funeral Mass was held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima R. C Church, Redvers, SK with Rev. Wilfred Calinawan presiding both services. The lunch reception took place at the parish basement. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Town of Carlyle- Friends of Moose Mountain Lodge, c/o Town of Carlyle, Box 10, Carlyle, SK, S0C 0R0 (cheque payable to “Town of Carlyle” with “Friends of MML” on the memo line) Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Redvers.
Friday, February 17, 2017
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PERMANENT FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE
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RM of TECUMSEH #65 – Seasonal General Operator The RM of Tecumseh #65 is currently accepting applications for the position of a Full time, Seasonal general operator. This position requires 40 or more hours per week with the potential to continue through the winter month’s dependant on Municipalities Operations and Weather Conditions. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license. Class 1A license, experience operating a motor grader, tractor and mower; having a basic mechanical aptitude would be an asset. The successful applicant must be able to work independently. Duties may include but not limited to operation of heavy equipment, dust control application, signage, and shop & equipment maintenance. Additional duties added as seasons change or projects arise and as directed by Council through the foreman. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. The RM offers competitive wages with an attractive benefits package including Health and Dental, short and long term disability as well as life insurance and pension plan. Please submit your resume detailing qualifications, experience with references and a current drivers abstract by 12:00 pm February 27, 2017 for consideration to: RM of Tecumseh #65 Attn: Seasonal General Operator Box 300 Stoughton, Saskatchewan S0G 4T0 Phone: 306-457-2277 Fax: 306-457-3149 Email: email@example.com The RM of Tecumseh thanks you for your interest in working for the municipality; however only individual’s selected for further consideration will be contacted.
RM of TECUMSEH #65 – Seasonal Grader Operator The RM of Tecumseh #65 is currently accepting applications for the position of a Full time, Seasonal Grader operator. This position requires 40 or more hours per week with the potential to continue through the winter months as a snow removal operator. Additional duties added as seasons change or projects arise and as directed by Council through the foreman. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license. Class 1A license, experience operating a motor grader and having a basic mechanical aptitude would be an asset. The successful applicant must be able to work independently. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications. The RM offers competitive wages with an attractive benefits package including Health and Dental, short and long term disability as well as life insurance and pension plan. Please submit your resume detailing qualifications, experience with references and a current drivers abstract by 12:00 pm February 27, 2017 for consideration to: RM of Tecumseh #65 Attn: Grader Operator Box 300 Stoughton, Saskatchewan S0G 4T0 Phone: 306-457-2277 Fax: 306-457-3149 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The RM of Tecumseh thanks you for your interest in working for the municipality; however only individual’s selected for further consideration will be contacted.
The Town of Carlyle is seeking TWO applicants for the position of
INVITATION TO TENDER Janitorial Service Contract RCMP Carlyle Detachment Carlyle, Saskatchewan
The RCMP Carlyle Detachment, Carlyle, Saskatchewan is seeking tenders for janitorial services contract. Interested parties may obtain a Tender Package through the following internet address: www.buyandsell.gc.ca GETS Reference No.: PW-17-00768274 • The successful contractor and their employees will be required to obtain a valid RCMP Departmental Security clearance. • The successful contractor must adhere to all safety rules, regulations and labor codes in all jurisdictions where work is performed. This service contract may not necessarily be awarded to the lowest bidder. Optional Site Visit will be held on: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Deadline for Tender submission is: 2:00 p.m., March 20, 2017 Bids must be forwarded to RCMP NWR Procurement & Contracting via courier as per Submission of Bids within the Tender Package.
Contrat de services de nettoyage et d’entretien Détachement de la GRC de Carlyle Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Le personnel du détachement de la GRC de Carlyle, à Carlyle, en Saskatchewan, sollicite des offres pour un contrat de services de nettoyage et d’entretien. Les parties intéressées peuvent obtenir le dossier d’appel d’offres à l’adresse Internet suivante: www.buyandsell.gc.ca Numéro de référence du GETS : PW-17-00768274 • L’entrepreneur sélectionné et ses employés devront obtenir une cote de sécurité de la GRC valide. • L’entrepreneur sélectionné doit respecter les consignes de sécurité, les règlements et les codes du travail en vigueur dans le territoire de compétence où sont réalisés les travaux. Le contrat de services ne sera pas nécessairement attribué au soumissionnaire présentant l’offre la plus basse. Une visite facultative des lieux est prévue pour: le mardi 28 février 2017 à 10h00 Date limite de réception des soumissions: le 20 mars, 2017 à 14 h Les soumissions doivent parvenir à la Section des acquisitions et des marchés de la Région du Nord-Ouest de la GRC par service de messagerie, aux termes du document Présentation des soumissions faisant partie du dossier d’appel d’offres.
Assistant Administrator. The role is a job-share; the final schedule to be arranged with the successful candidates. The ideal candidate will possess technical skills in computer software, financial management, and payroll. We are looking for an organized person with excellent interpersonal and public relations skills who can work well as part of a team. They should also be able to maintain confidentiality at all times. Preference will be given to applicants possessing or willing to obtain a Standard Class C Certificate in Local Government Administration or other similar qualifications and experience in the accounting and municipal administrator field.
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Friday, February 17, 2017
The winter of whatever
By Linda Wegner While William Shakespeare ﬁrst penned the phrase, the “winter of our discontent”, others refer to the “winter of the soul” but these past two weeks I am learning lessons found in “the winter of what seems like forever”. Totally housebound for the past eight days, I’ve found myself ploughing through all sorts of emotions brought on by my inability to be racing from one commitment to another. It’s also been a week of soul-searching and coming up with the realization that I truly needed this time to reﬂect,
rethink and revamp. To begin with, there was the deep-rooted fallacy that my worth is determined by how much I accomplish in any given period of time. Of course my theological side would deny that assumption but I had to face that cold reality. Next I am learning to enjoy doing crossword puzzles without writhing under a load of guilt for wasting time. It’s been tough, as have the puzzles, but I’ve contradicted feelings of guilt by patting myself on the back for solving some tough word challenges. Looking up from my spot on the chesterﬁeld I admitted that the meals were all made and served on time, the laundry was done, oﬃce work
up to date…so I had every reason to enjoy myself by indulging in relaxation. In speaking of the Genesis record, author Gordon MacDonald notes that God rested once the work of creation was done. “This remarkable rhythm in the work of God ought not to be taken lightly”. He points out that too often we see time away from work as a waste but “…that certainly doesn’t reﬂect a Biblical view of things.” Now so grateful for this brutal winter, I’m doing puzzles between frequent periods of worship. “…This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest…” (Isaiah 28:12)
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Approx. 316 acres of farm land for sale in the R.M. of Moose Creek No.33
South East Cornerstone Public School Division No. 209 invites tenders for Grounds Maintenance at all location in the division:
Date Listed: January 25-2017 For sale by vendor: Estate of Ron Colpitts, Pat Colpitts, Charlotte Colpitts Forish
33 Central School (Fillmore) Alameda School Alida Bus Shop
LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER R.M. of Moose Creek No.33 a) NE 30-5-1-W2 (land) - 160 acres - 2016 Assessment $83,100 b) SE 30-5-1-W2 (land, yard, misc. Buildings, & A-Frame Residence) - 155.940 acres - 2016 Assessment $80,200
Arcola School Carievale School Carlyle Elementary Carnduﬀ Education School Gladmar Regional School Gordon F. Kells (Carlyle)
Closing date for Tenders is February 25-2017 - Highest tender or any tender not necessarily accepted - The tender must be unconditional and in writing - The tender will be on a cash basis of sale - Offers must exclude GST or any other levies which may be payable by the purchaser - Purchaser is responsible for 2017 R.M. taxes - Purchaser must rely upon their own research and inspection - Offers should clearly state land description and total offer per quarter - Vendor desires to sell above listed land as a block unit but is willing to accept tenders on individual quarters - The successful tender will be notified after the closing date and upon confirmation of acceptance of tender be required to submit a certified cheque of 10% of the purchase price to the Vendor’s Solicitor
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FORWARD TENDER to:
Executor for the Estate of Ron Colpitts (Gerald Stewart) P.O. Box 368 Oxbow, Saskatchewan S0C 2B0 Cell: 306-483-7829 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BK Creations • P.O. Box 992 • ESTEVAN, SK, S4A 2A7 • Ph: 306-634-2535 • email: email@example.com
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January 21 was minor hockey day in Carlyle. Instead of paying to get in, spectators brought donations for the Food Bank. Thanks to everyone who donated.
Wawota EMS Dianne Bunz and EMR staff Debbie Saville accept a cheque from Les Scott - Community Relations Specialist of Enbridge - for $10,000. The donation will be put towards the funding of an AED/monitor. L-R: Saville, Bunz, and Scott.
Carlyle Distict Lions Club 26th ANNIVERSARY
FUNDRAISING DINNER, RAFFLE, & AUCTION Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at the
Carlyle Memorial Hall Proceeds Will Go To Local Projects
Your ticket makes you eligible for a major door prize valued at $1,000 Happy Hour - 6 p.m. • Banquet - 7 p.m. Tickets - $40 per person TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: Carlyle Lions Club Members CARLYLE • WAWOTA