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Last Mountain Serving The Last Mountain Area Since 1908

Volume 103, No 34

Publishers Lance and Vicki Cornwell Box 340, Nokomis, SK. S0G 3R0 Single copy price: $1.00

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Canada Day with the Stanley Cup Highway 15 flooded west of Nokomis A heavy rain late Thursday afternoon June 24 was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for a section of Highway 15 about 12 kilometres west of Nokomis. The already swelling slough on the north side of the low section of highway filled to overflowing, and began running over the highway. Early Friday, Department of Highways crews from Watrous closed the Highway from the junction of Highway 20 at Nokomis to the junction of Highway 2 south of Watrous. All but local traf-

fic was blocked from travelling in the area, but no traffic is being allowed across the almost three-quarters of a kilometer section where water is flowing over the highway. By late afternoon on June 28, the water flow had subsided and highway crews had repaired the road surface to the point where traffic could resume. The almost four-day closure was a significant inconvenience to travellers in the area, as the average annual daily traffic on that section of Highway 15 is about 300 vehicles per day.

What a way to mark Canada Day – celebrating community, family and the quintessential Canadian sport of hockey! On July 1st, the community of Nokomis proudly played host to Jordan Hendry of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks (inset) and the hockey icon that is the Stanley Cup. Sports enthusiasts had an opportunity to meet and talk with Jordan, get autographs and photos with him and of course, be a part of the much-anticipated arrival of the Cup, thanks to Jordan remembering and honouring his roots in Nokomis. Watch for more pictures and story in an upcoming issue of Last Mountain Times.

Sask population passes 1.041 million mark Saskatchewan continues to be one of the fastest growing provinces in Canada, growing by 3,711 people in the first quarter of 2010 to an all-time high of 1,041,729 people. Ac-

cording to Statistics Canada, this represents Saskatchewan’s largest first quarter population increase since 1972. Saskatchewan’s rate of population growth was 0.36 per cent in the

first quarter of the year, second among the provinces to BC at 0.37 per cent. People moving in from other provinces minus people moving to other provinces accounted for 1,297 of

the increase and there was a natural increase (births minus deaths) of 865. Net international migration made up the other 1,549 of the population increase.

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July 19 to August 2 Summer Hours: Our last day open in July is the 16th. Before holidays, we will be working on the Last Mountain Times AND The Market Connection issues that will come out on July 20. Deadline for those issues is July 14. Our offices will open to the public again on August 3, and we will be working on the issue that will be published on August 10. *Please note that ad copy deadline for that issue is Thursday, August 5 at 12 noon.

Students at William Derby School in Strasbourg have enjoyed learning archery skills under the National Archery in School Program (NASP) which was established as a result of the donation of equipment by the Eastshore Wildlife Association, and through the efforts of teacher Mr. Kelly Schermann. The program is well received by the participants and is geared toward all students from Grades 4 to 12. More pictures on page 7.



Safe summer travels

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Norrona Lutheran Church will celebrate its centennial on July 31 and August 1. A talent show, coffee and fellowship will be held on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. An outdoor service on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. will be followed by a Scandinavian buffet. Tickets for the buffet are $12 for adults, $7 for children and free for children under 6. Tickets must be purchased by July 10. An afternoon program and games will follow. For more information or tickets for the buffet, call Teresa Kuski, 725-4258. All are welcome to attend all or any part of the festivities. 34c


With the summer travel season here, CAA Saskatchewan is reminding drivers of some important road safety tips. “Planning head and staying attentive are the key factors to staying safe on the road this summer,” says Lisa Wilson-Sturm, Director of Communications for CAA Saskatchewan. “SGI statistics show that driver distraction and inattention are major contributing factors in 40 per cent of casualty collisions on Saskatchewan roads.” To ensure you stay safe on your summer travels, follow these tips: • plan ahead: - Ensure your vehicle is in top operating condition. - Chart your route to al-

Earl Grey News Phone • 725-3030 Silton Summer Supper, Sunday, July 11, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Silton Community Centre. Adults: $12.50, 12 & under: $6.00, preschool free. Enjoy summer ham, turkey and home baking at a family event near the beach. All proceeds to Silton Community Centre. 34c

Victoria Derby and Mark Mellor are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Mason Campbell Mellor, born May 18, 2010. Mason weighed 8 lbs. 8 ozs. Happy grandparents are Susanne McElhinney and Bill Derby of Silton, SK, and Cam Mellor of Salmon Arm, BC. Proud great-grandma is Margaret McElhinney of Silton, SK.

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or tend to children, and stop to eat. - Pre-program radio stations and fill your CD changer before you start driving. Keep volume low. - Keep conversation with passengers light and to a minimum. • Slow Down - Obeying the speed limit will not only improve your safety, but also save you money at the gas pumps. - Remember, you are required by law to slow to 60 km/hour when passing tow trucks or emergency vehicles assisting motorists or when passing construction crews on Saskatchewan roads. “Most importantly, don’t drink and drive,” says Wilson-Sturm. “SGI statistics

show the number of fatal and injury-related collisions involving alcohol have risen dramatically in Saskatchewan over the past several years. CAA Saskatchewan urges drivers to be responsible and stay sober behind the wheel.” CAA Saskatchewan CAA Saskatchewan serves more than 184,000 Members, offering benefits and services through its non-profit motor club, and through its travel and insurance agencies, and auto repair and sales facilities. CAA also advocates for motorists and travellers, supporting traffic safety and environmental programs and addressing related public policy issues.

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Doug Schultz to Hall of Fame

Another local baseball enthusiast will be honoured this summer when the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame holds its annual induction ceremony on Saturday, August 21, in Battleford. Doug Schultz was born October 24, 1954, and raised at Duval. Doug began playing Sandlot baseball at the age of 7, in his hometown and remained involved with baseball for 45 years, from 1961 to 2009, with a three year hiatus to play senior fastball from 1983 to 1985. During that time Doug contributed to the game in the capacities as a player, player/manager, coach, volunteer, umpire and executive league resident. Throughout his baseball

Doug played Senior baseball for Duval, in the Qu’appelle Valley Baseball League. At age 18, he was invited to a Montreal Expo camp, then invited to a second more intense evaluation camp, however, declined in favour of farming. During that period, the Duval Expos were the 1977 League Champions, and 1979 Provincial Finalists, and Doug won several awards: League All-Star Left Fielder 19761977-1978-1979; and League All-Star Catcher in 1979. From 1986 to 1995 Doug played Senior baseball in Strasbourg, and was player/ manager from 1990 to 1995. His team was League Champion in the Qu’Appelle Valley Baseball League during that time, and Provincial Champions in 1995. In 1995, Doug’s work took him to Watrous, and from 1996 to 1998 he played Senior baseball in Watrous. Doug’s baseball career has also included a stint with the Regina Ghosts at the World Senior Tournament in Phoeniz,

Arizona; and Twilite baseball with Lanigan, and the Lumsden Ghosts at the Western Canadian Championships held in Kindersley in 1996. Between 1988 and 1998 Doug coached all levels of minor baseball and assisted at the Brian Doyle baseball camp held in Lumsden. Doug has also served as President of Qu’appelle Valley Senior Baseball League and President of Long Lake Minor Baseball League. In 1991, Doug participated in a perfect game as a pitchercatcher, where 20 of 21 batters in the seven inning game were strike-outs. Doug also participated in fastball, curling and broomball. He was also active in the community with the church, the Optimist Club, the Kinsmen Club, and the Duval Community Rink Association. Doug was a Director of the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 20012007. He and his wife Annette continue to live in Watrous.

Doug Schultz career it seemed he was always on the winning team. In 1961 his team was the League Champion, and Provincial Finalists. From 1965 to 1970 Doug played Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels in the Last Mountain Baseball League, winning a League Championship in each of the categories, with a Provincial Championship in the Bantam category. In 1969, at age 15, Doug played High School baseball for Strasbourg, Midget baseball for Duval, and Senior for Strasbourg. The High School Team were the Champions for the Last Mountain School Division. From 1969 to 1988

Doug was touted as “the catcher having the strongest arm at every level played.”

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Bombers coaches have ‘green’ tint Green might be the colour in Saskatchewan, but there are still shades of grey remaining from Black Sunday last November, when the Roughriders blew it with their 13th man infraction. You may have heard about this. If you happen to live in Saskatchewan, it has more prominence than potash, more infamy than Al Capone and created more tears than a thousand funerals. For the record, we’ll get it over with quickly. The Roughriders were temporarily Grey Cup champs last Nov. 25, 27-25 over Montreal, when the Als’ Damon Duval’s attempt at a game-winning field goal missed. The eruption of joy on the Saskatchewan side lasted about 15 seconds before everyone realized there was a flag on the field and the Riders were slapped with a too-manymen-on-the-field penalty. Duval was given a chance to rekick and, of course, he nailed it, sending Rider Nation into a deep depression that will likely last until halfway through the 2010 season. In the off-season, three members of the Roughriders’ coaching staff left for the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and it’s up to you, dear reader, to determine whether their departures were promotions or exiles. Paul LaPolice, who had been the Riders’ offensive co-ordinator, has taken over as head coach with the Blue Bombers. Tavis Reed, who took the bullet for the last-second Grey Cup screwup, is the assistant head coach and the defensive co-ordinator. Jamie Barresi, moves from Green to Blue as defensive co-ordinator. The Winnipeg-Saskatchewan connections don’t end there. Quarterback Steven Jyles has changed his address – it’s now Winni-

peg, not Regina – but not his situation. He’s still a backup QB, but he’ll be spelling off Buck Pierce in Winnipeg instead of Darian Durant in Saskatchewan. Now that the 2010 CFL season has kicked off, it will be interesting to see how the Winnipeg-Saskatchewan rivalry, one of the CFL’s best, plays out. It might be like big happy family among the two teams’ managements, but to Rider fans wearing those goofy watermelon helmets, the Bombers will still be the enemy, no matter who’s patrolling the sideline and calling the shots. • Janice Hough: “Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer, who is 47, has said he wants to keep pitching until he is at least 50. Which will make him the first pitcher whose age equals his average pitch speed.” • Comedy writer Jerry Perisho: “Utah accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10 conference. Utah has yet to play its first conference game against USC, but they went ahead and filed a formal protest over the loss anyway.” • Perisho again: “At Wimbledon, two male players went to 70-68 in the fifth set after playing more than 11 hours. The game lasted so long, sitting in the stands Venus Williams’ outfit went out of style four times.” • Chicago Tribune’s Steve Rosenbloom on the trade to Atlanta of Blackhawk favourite Dustin Byfuglien: “You couldn’t miss him. You couldn’t miss his contributions. You couldn’t miss his dig-me moves after scoring. But understand that something had to happen. Someone who lifted the Cup would be forced to lift some suitcases. Such is life with a salary cap.” • NASCAR co-founder Raymond Parks, 96, who died Sunday, revealing in the book ‘Driving With the Devil’ how to make a small fortune: “You take a huge fortune, and then you go racing.” • Hall of Famer Rol-

by Bruce Penton lie Fingers, to AP, on his pitching prospects at age 63: “I throw just as hard, it just doesn’t get there as fast.” • “Ferrari has accepted an 11-year-old Canadian boy into its race-car driver academy,” noted Brad Dickson in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. “There’s just one problem: During training drives he keeps asking, ‘Are we there yet?’ ” • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, on why it’s fitting that Father’s Day and the World Cup shared the same Sunday: “Nowhere do you see more ties.” • “A deluxe toilet rumoured to have been stolen en route to Diego Maradona’s World Cup suite has been found,” reported RJ Currie of SportsDeke. com. “Officials expect an arrest soon now that they have something to go on.” • Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, channelling Sgt. Pepper: After the final round of the U.S.Open, when Tiger Woods shot 75, he told the media, “I was telling Steve (caddie Williams), we made three mental mistakes today. The only thing it cost us was a chance to win the U.S. Open.” A guess what his three mistakes were: Awoke. Got out of bed. Dragged a comb across his head. • Blogger Derek Wilken, after Pat Quinn got a promotion from coach of the Edmonton Oilers to special assistant: “This is like the CEO of BP getting a promotion from managing the Gulf oil crisis to cleaning oily pelicans.’’ Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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AGRICULTURE History repeating itself? HURSH on Ag Issues

by Kevin Hursh Once-in-a-lifetime growing season It’s a Saskatchewan growing season unlike any other. Every region is a bit different, but here’s the picture in the southwest corner of the province where my farm is located. The rainfall total since the beginning of April is 12 or 13 inches. People have lost track. The dugouts beside my farmyard were almost dry in the early spring. Now, they’ve overflowed twice. The yard is on the edge of a saline slough that’s called Boggy Lake on some maps. Before seeding started, we were driving across this lake bottom. Now, there’s water covering a couple thousand acres. The lake hasn’t been this full in many years. Typically, it’s spring run-off that puts water in the lake. There wasn’t enough snowmelt to run any significant water, but the heavy and frequent rains since then have done the trick. In my fields, I haven’t seen so many sloughs since I was a kid. Besides the spots sitting in water, other parts of fields have crop stressed by being too wet for too long. Farmers in this part of the southwest are relatively lucky. The amount of crop lost to flooding is a small percentage, but it’s still unusual to see in a part of the province notable for being semi-arid. Almost all the intended acreage was seeded, but seeding ran well into June, which again is highly abnormal. Weed control has been an adventure. Spraying outfits have left deep ruts in many fields. I have some ugly water runs from one particular splash of rain that totaled two to three inches. Usually, the tires at the end of

my sprayer booms will climb through some pretty mean washouts. This week, I dropped an outside tire into a particularly deep wash and before I could stop, the four inch square channel iron of the 50 foot boom was twisted like a pretzel. Needless to say that was a wasted day as we fought to repair the old sprayer. Some of the crops are ugly due to water stress or lack of timely weed control or both. In other cases, crops look pretty good and with all the moisture have great potential. However, almost all the crop is way behind normal development. Often by this time of year cattle producers are wondering where they’re going to scrape up enough hay for the winter. This year, the hay and pasture are absolutely amazing. There appears to be record production. The trick may be getting the hay harvested amidst all the rain. Native grazing land has remained green even in the river hills of the South Saskatchewan. The prairie has all sorts of colourful flowers that you rarely see. There are regions of the province, particularly the northwest where there has been less rain and the cropping challenges aren’t as acute. There are other regions much worse, particularly the northeast, where only half the crop has been seeded and a big percentage of what is seeded has been lost to flooding. For thousands of producers, the crop year is largely a write-off. For others, we’re still in the game, but the end result is highly uncertain. I wonder how many times I’ll need to apply fungicide to save my chickpeas from disease. And will it all be for not due to a big hailstorm or an early frost? Just when you think you’ve seen every different type of growing season, a year like this one comes along. Precipitation maps show that most of Saskatchewan and big chunks of the adjoining provinces have had record springtime precipitation. It’s never been so wet over such a large region since farming began here. This will be a year to tell grandkids about. Kevin Hursh is a consulting agrologist from Saskatoon who farms near Cabri. He can be reached at Disclaimer: the opinions expressed

Several readers have commented that this spring was one of the wettest in memory. And one long-time subscriber from the Watrous area is certain that it is the wettest spring in almost 100 years. However, we have evidence that there has been at least one period when there was also a LOT of water in the Nokomis area. The March/April 1982 issue of the Saskatchewan Motorist (CAA) magazine ran the above photo on its cover. The photo was taken in the spring of 1955. Folks will remember that we had a LOT of snow that winter, and a lot of run-off in the spring. The photo, submitted by A. C. Petersen, had the following description: “Quiet evening sunset at Nokomis, Saskatchewan during the spring of 1955. Note the single headlight on the train: this was probably one of the last locomotives to run in the era of the steam engine.” Thanks to Allen Rahn of Nokomis for keeping his old Motor Club magazines!

Canada secures access to China market Canada has secured a breakthrough agreement with China to allow staged market access for beef and tallow, becoming the first country to resume trade with China following a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). “This is tremendous news for Canadian beef producers as access to the rapidly growing Chinese market means significant market advantage and a better bottom line for Canadian

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Crop Report THE WEEKLY

Flooding continues to cause major crop damage across the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. Thunderstorms, heavy rain and hail continue in many areas. The majority of the crops which are seeded are in fair to good condition, although behind normal in development. Leaf disease and insects are causing crop damage as well. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 51 per cent surplus, 48 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as 30 per cent surplus, 69 per cent adequate and one per cent short. Fifty-six per cent of the province’s fallseeded cereals are at a normal stage of development, but 72 per cent of the springseeded cereals, 75 per cent of the oilseeds and 63 per cent of the pulses are behind normal in development. A week of sunny and windy weather has

helped to dry some areas and improve crop conditions. Ninety-one per cent of the winter wheat and 86 per cent of fall rye are in good to excellent condition. Eighty-two per cent of the spring wheat, 85 per cent of the durum, 76 per cent of the barley, 79 per cent of the oats, 73 per cent of the flax, 73 per cent of the canola, 91 per cent of the mustard, 85 per cent of the lentils, 84 per cent of the peas, 80 per cent of the canaryseed and 98 per cent of the chickpeas are in good to fair condition. Haying is just getting underway in the southern areas of the province. Pasture conditions continue to improve and are rated as 56 per cent excellent, 37 per cent good, six per cent fair and one per cent poor. Ninety-nine per cent of livestock producers have adequate water supplies for their livestock. Farmers are now busy controlling weeds and scouting fields for disease.

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Gerry Ritz producers,” said federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “Canada produces the best beef in the world and we have the consistency, safety and quality that China is looking for. What we have accomplished today recognizes our mutual interests, strong partnership and trade relationship based on sound science.” This agreement with China provides the foundation for a staged approach to full market access for Canadian

beef and beef products. The first step includes access to the Chinese market for boneless beef derived from animals under 30 months of age and tallow for industrial use. According to estimates by the Canada Beef Export Federation (CBEF), the Chinese market for Canadian beef and tallow is expected to be worth $110 million once full market access is achieved. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased that China has announced it will initiate a process aimed at restoration of full access for Canadian beef. “I am very pleased that Prime Minister Harper and Ministers Ritz and Van Loan continue to share the CCA’s high priority of expanding access for Canadian beef in international markets,” said the CCA President Travis Toews. “China is among the few important markets that we have placed a very high priority on gaining access to.”

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90 years since Llanwenarth School opened Marker installed at school site A gathering, organized by Marian Nicolson of Regina, was held at Raymore Eastview Manor on June 10, 2010 to mark ‘90 years’ since Llanwenarth School first opened its doors. Earlier that week a marker was installed at the old school site (NW2 T27 R19 W2). Several former students stopped by to have their pictures taken beside

the marker. Llanwenarth was a small school but it was rich in history. There was a need for a school in the community by 1920. Enrolment expanded over the years to include thirty-five students in the 1931 to 1932 school year. Students came from different ethnic backgrounds such as Austrian, English, German, Icelandic, Scotch

and Welsh. When the school closed in 1957 the numbers had dwindled to seven. The land for Llanwenarth School was donated by Mr. Edwin James. The land is now owned by his granddaughter Mrs. Kathy (James) Benko. The land for the barn was donated by Mr. George Dobson. This land is now owned by his grandson Mr. Howard Dobson. Mrs.

Jeannie (James) Frankl and sister Mrs. Kathy (James) Benko have the distinction of having both their parents, Aileen Christie and Edward James and uncle Harold James attend the school. The teacher from 1944 to 1946 Mrs. Elizabeth (Cragg) Orthner had two of her children attending the school at the time of its closing.

Town of Raymore councillor Rita Morrow weeding chickweed from flower beds at Raymore.

Conditions are right for mosses and mushrooms

There is a strange ball of fire that is now evident in the sky. I wonder if it might that be the sun? All joking aside, it is lovely to see the sun – but especially so after the monsoon rains we have endured! Well now the stage is set, the conditions are just right for the appearance of mushrooms and moss in our lawns. The mushrooms that seem to magically appear almost overnight in our lawns are the fruiting bodies of a fungus. Fungi cannot manufacture their own food and must obtain it from an external source. In most cases, the clusters of mushrooms in our lawns are present because they are part of the natural process of decomposition of stumps or roots left from a tree removal or even from construction debris. Sometimes mushrooms appear to be marching across the lawn as they follow the path of a root underground. Do not worry about a few mushrooms in your landscape as they will not damage the lawn. If you find them unsightly, they can be picked or raked. They will generally disappear as the weather becomes dry. There is another kind of mushroom that appears in lawn areas – and this one is worthy of some treatment. Fairy rings appear as circles of dark green or brown circles in the lawn. In wet weather, small tan mushrooms often appear in the ring. If you dig into the fairy ring you will find a white, fibrous net-like growth, the mycelium, throughout the soil. As the growth spreads, the ring grows along the outer edge. The mycelium can become so dense that water will not penetrate and the grass above it dies. Fairy rings can be present on any kind of lawn but are found more often on dry, under fertilized lawns. Control begins with good lawn maintenance. The spike and soak method is the only real method of control for fairy ring. Use a garden fork to make holes throughout the ring. The holes should

be about four to six inches (1015 cm) apart. The area must then be soaked every day or two for at least a month, especially if the ring has dry grass in the center. A teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in a gallon of water can be sprayed on the area before soaking. The soap will act as a wetting agent and helps the water soak into the affected area. If the ring is small, it is possible to remove the entire ring along with at least 18 inches of soil on each side of the ring. The soil must be removed to a depth of at least two inches below the mycelium. Fairy rings will die out when they approach sidewalks, flower beds, or other cultivated areas. Two rings meeting will also cause the death of both rings. Mosses appear when grass is weakened by unfavorable growing conditions. Mosses prefer damp, heavily shaded areas and are often found on the north side of buildings. In addition, heavily compacted soil and low fertility encourage growth. Moss is not harmful to lawns but rather occupies the bare spots in lawns as grass thins. If moss is not deeply rooted, it can be raked out. There are chemical controls available but unless the conditions which encourage moss growth are changed, the moss will return. Several cultural practices will discourage moss growth. It is a good idea to plant shade tolerant grasses or shade-loving plants or shrubs. Fertilize the lawn regularly. Avoid soil compaction by staying off wet lawns. If your lawn is compacted, it can be aerated. Avoid overwatering. Reduce thatch by vigorous raking. Where shade is the result of trees and shrubs, pruning and thinning will allow more light into the area and better air circulation. As conditions which favour grass growth are improved, the grass will compete better with the moss. Patricia Hanbidge Horticulturist

Those attending the Llanwenarth School Marker gathering were: (seated, left to right) Mrs. Elizabeth (Cragg) Orthner, a teacher from 1944-1946, Julius Orthner a student from 1928-1936, and Mrs. Elizabeth (Hamilton) Parks a teacher from 1951-1953; (middle row, left to right) Jack Nicolson, Hazel (Dimond) Huszar, Veta (Franks) Potts, Sylvia (Dobson) Marshall, Evelyn (Massier) Jay, Dolly (Dimond) Howat; (back row, left to right) Allan Nicolson, Marian Nicolson, Lorne Orthner, Trudy (Orthner) Clifford, Cheryl (Franks) Kram, Jim Franks, Doug Franks and Bert Jay.

Retail Employment Opportunities Co-operative Retailing System

Position: Clerk/Cashier – Full Time/ Part Time, Raymore Food Store Location: Raymore, Saskatchewan The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multibillion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 260 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. Last Mountain Co-operative at Raymore invites applications for the position of Clerk/Cashier. Reporting to the Food Store Manager, this multi-task position requires excellent customer service skills and a strong work ethic. Previous retail experience is an asset. Duties of this position include customer service, operating a cash register, receiving, merchandising and general housekeeping.

This marker commemorates the site where the Llanwenarth School stood.


Last Mountain Co-operative offers a competitive salary, benefits and pension plan package, on-going personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with one of western Canada’s most successful organizations. If you would like to become part of our dynamic marketing organization with excellent opportunities for advancement, we encourage you to submit your covering letter and resume. If you are interested or require additional information, please contact: Heather MacMurchy, Food Store Manager Last Mountain Co-operatives Ltd. Box 70 Raymore, SK S0A 3J0 306-746-2050 The Last Mountain Co-operative wishes to thank all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 34c



Semans News Great turnout of volunteers for Phone 528-2020 Looking for some extra copies of this week’s news-

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Semans Cemetery receives donation

Semans and Tate Cemetery Bees

On June 28, many willing volunteers showed up to help at the annual Semans Cemetery Bee. The bee was held later than usual this year due to wet weather conditions and seeding being later. Lots of dirt was moved onto sunken gravesites, grass was

planted and headstones were straightened. The Affinity Credit Union ladies provided cold drinks and donuts for a much enjoyed lunch and visit. The Semans Cemetery is maintained by the Semans Cemetery Committee who have hired a caretaker for the

summer. After the completion of the work at Semans Cemetery, many of the volunteers headed up to Tate Cemetery to do some more work filling in sunken graves, planting seed and straightening headstones. Dave and Irma Brightman

and family maintain the Tate Cemetery throughout the year. Both cemeteries are in very nice condition and well cared for. The community spirit of the volunteers is a great tribute to the area and is much appreciated.

Maureen Rattai (right), Account Manager of Affinity Credit Union, Semans Branch, presented a cheque for $200.00 from the ‘Affinity Community Spirit Fund’ to the Semans Cemetery, accepted by Charmayne Szatkowski (left) on behalf of the Cemetery Committee. The Affinity Community Spirit Fund is an initiative that provides each of their employees, directors and delegates the opportunity to direct funds to a community organization or charitable group of their choice.

By Gwen Randall-Young

Have you been wasting time? Psychology for Living

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” - John Lennon I find it interesting that in our fast-paced, multitasked world, so often things that are relaxing are considered a waste of time. Days are often evaluated in terms of how much was ‘done,’ usually meaning how much work was accomplished. While this may be appropriate in the workplace, it often carries over into the home. Many will make lists of all that has to be done, be it inside work or outside work. Usually there is more on the list than is humanly possible to do in one day, but, nonetheless often the focus is more on what did not get done, than what was done. Because we know we are evaluating ourselves in relation to that list, anything that interferes, or is not on the list is seen as a threat to our success. A mental clock is ticking in the back of our heads keeping us aware of how this interruption is setting

us back. This all creates a certain level of tension, or at least being in a bit of a rush; “gotta get this done so I can go on to the next thing on my list.” It also rules out spontaneity: when we are working the list, there is no going with the flow. Another thing that happens is that ‘work’ is like the ‘meat and potatoes’ while taking time to relax is ‘dessert.’ And we all know the rule: no dessert until you finish your dinner. There is, however, always something more on the list. Consequently the novel does not get read, the nap is not taken, no time is spent lying on the grass watching the sky, the dog does not get played with quite enough, and to family members we might just be a blur rushing by, and sometimes a cranky blur. Consider this: the moments we cherish and will always remember are not the ones experienced while following our list. Most likely they are precisely those spontaneous moments when we just relaxed and were fully present to what and who was around us. These moments are precious and just might indicate that we need to reconsider our concept of wasted time. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist based out of Alberta.

New wind turbine west of Semans

The next time you are driving west of Semans on Highway 15 you’ll notice a new wind turbine. This is a four metre (13 foot) diameter five blade wind turbine with a CSA Certified grid tie inverter attached to a 14 metre (49 foot) monopole tower. It is a 3.5 KW wind generator that should produce 7000 KWH of electricity per year. All engineered, designed and manufactured in at Raum Energy in Saskatoon. This turbine was installed and serviced by Dwight’s NextEnergy of Watrous. The older style windmill, once a common sight in rural areas, is now rarely seen. They served their purpose pumping water in earlier times, and many were later converted for charging batteries on farms. Perhaps there will be day in the future when people will give directions by saying: “Head five kilometers north, and then turn east at the wind turbine.”




The Problem is Final

The garden in the valley was protected from the north wind by tall trees and a lovely grassy mountain. On the south side, a beautiful river filled with fish of all kinds sparkled in the sun. The river sang when the south wind breathed onto it and chuckled with glee when the sun rose in the east to light the day. In the west below the valley the sun rested and the moon soothed the tired to sleep. The noise was coming from under the ground. The sound was shaking the leaves and making the stones in the rockery ‘rock’ and leaves fall from Treegar’s arms. Treegar knew exactly what was happening. The young elves were getting into more mischief than usual. He had seen them before, tramping through the garden with dirty boots, tipping over flower pots, pulling plants out of their warm beds and exposing their bare roots for all to see. He had tried to stop them. To get their attention he had clapped his branches together and when that failed had chastised them in his most severe voice. But to no avail. They would not listen. He had also told Mr. Stilts, the Elf-in-chief, how the young elves had embarrassed the marigolds so much when they tipped them out of their beds that their roots had actually blushed to a bright red. To Treegar’s dismay, Mr. Stilts had merely shrugged and covered a smile with the back of his hand. Treegar stamped his rootfoot hard upon the ground; the spiked root twisted and rose slowly out of the soil to reveal two angry red scabs with eyes. The scabs had thick ugly green arms with knobbly fingers that tossed black, dead wet tangled grass and dirty tissues and pop cans onto the path. Every living creature in the garden woke alarmed. Treegar was very angry. All the friends of the garden turned to listen. The friends knew that when Treegar stamped his root-foot something very important needed their attention. The sounds of his anger echoed and whined and floated on the wind before returning to Treegar and finally fading to silence. And when every living thing was listening and Treegar boomed, “When the clock on the Post Office chimes twelve tonight you must all be awake and ready with suggestions as to what we must do to stop the mayhem in our beautiful garden. We must solve this problem tonight or die.” Sobs of fear could be heard from every corner of the garden the garden. The moon agreed to provide lots of light. The flowers promised to stay awake. The butterflies and bees said they would play soothing music with their wings. The wind agreed to be warm and promised the friends of the garden not to get angry with Mr. Stilts

if he laughed. He even agreed not to turn the air icy cold on Mr. Stilts. When informed of the coming meeting the young elves laughed so long and hard that they had to pull their wee legs up to their wee chests to stop the pain in their wee stomachs as they rolled round and round the garden paths like dozens of wee bowling balls. Then they tossed their hats into the air, stuck out their tongues and rolled their hats into balls which they threw at the marigolds. The marigolds were so upset by all this bad behaviour that they requested extra time at the meeting to protest what had happened. When the elves heard this they just laughed and slapped their bellies, poking their tongues out, pulling funny faces. Some even kicked loose stones into the new-born baby pansies bed. They only stopped laughing when their heads cracked together. In spite of the elves’ disagreeable behaviour, the trees, squirrels, spiders, birds and bees agreed to attend the meeting. Treegar thought and thought, “What can we do to stop the elves’ bad behaviour?” Treegar opened his eyes wide and stretched his ears. The ground shaking was getting rougher and noisier by the minute. “Stop!” Treegar said in his listen-to-me voice. “What do you think you are doing?” An elf had picked up a flower pot and squashed a frightened plant. Treegar asked again, this time more loudly. “Who goes there?” “I go there.” Mr Stilts replied. “Why is that young man making so much noise, and why did he hurt that flower? And why did you not tell him to stop?” Treegar asked. Before the question could be answered the young elf crept up to Treegar’s trunk, adjusted his cap to a rakish angle peak at the back of his neck, spit a wad of gum on the ground and curled his lip into a sneer, yelling in the nastiest way: “Because I am tired of rules, so there. We elves have decided to quit school and do whatever we choose.” To emphasise his point of view and to stop any reply from Treegar, the elf kicked Treegar where his big toe was resting and then stamped his foot hard upon the ground. “I don’t like rules.” “Harrumph,” Treegar cleared his throat. “Mr. Stilts Do you not understand why this young man is acting this way? We must have rules!” Mr Stilts replied, “Of course we do. They just don’t think rules are necessary. They know the sun will come up and the rain will come down, that summer and winter will come just the same, so they don’t see the need for rules. They don’t think that any of that will ever change no mat-

ter what they do, so they don’t intend to follow the rules. The elves who live in the garden told me that from now on they intend to live without them.” Without saying another word or even a polite goodbye, Mr. Stilts stomped away into the night. Left right left right. Harrumph. Treegar cleared his throat again and thought and thought and thought. Mr. Stilts’attitude would cause a great to-do when the friends of the garden heard about it. “I have seen the elves come into the garden late at night when the garden is sleeping and kick the trees, making them lose the new leaves they are so proud of.” Treegar took a deep breath, continuing, “I am going to need some help with this problem. I’ll call the ants and ask them what, if anything, they know.” He waved his branches in the air and said very softly, “Ants, Ants, where ever you are, come and help Treegar.” It only took a few minutes for the ants to respond, just long enough for the sun to rest on his top branch agreeing to share in fixing the problem, somehow! The ants came in twos, fours and sixes. They came from under stones and out of cracks. Some were still caring for their crying babies. They marched up the bark paths to the very top of Treegar’s head. Dozens and dozens of tiny ants were all ready to help solve the problem of the elves’ lack of consideration for others and the beautiful world they lived in. Treegar came right to the point saying, “Does anyone know why the elves are so angry at us? We all have to obey rules. What can we do to stop the elves from ignoring the rules? How can we explain why we need rules? The ants must go to school. So must they.” The ant king stepped forward and as small as he was, his voice carried across the entire garden. “First we must ask the elves why they think breaking rules is better than obeying them. Then, and only then, will we be able to help them to understand the reason we need rules in the first place. Let us first try to find out what it is about rules that they find so distasteful.” And so it began. The elves were doing all the silly destructive things their minds could think of to disrupt the meeting and every friend of the garden was trying to get reasonable answers to reasonable questions. It was no use. It seemed like a hopeless pursuit. The sun came up and nothing had changed. Plants were trodden on and the fountain was plugged with leaves from crying trees. Oh how the friends of the garden wept. When the sun came the next day the garden was quiet. The flowers had faded, their heads hung down, and now all the leaves had fallen off the trees.

The birds and bees had flown away and the fountain was dry, crusty leaves disintegrating on its bottom. Everything was quiet; so quiet, dark and cold that there was no sound at all. The elves walked around the garden. They had never seen such sadness. Treegar spoke softly, “Every flower, insect, bird and bee; all life depends on keeping this garden beautiful. When you disturb or destroy and do not return their love with caring, they die. You have broken too many rules that keep the friends of the garden alive. You have dug holes that hurt, you have driven out the creatures that lived here, and the grass and flowers are so sad that they died.” Mr. Stilts patted Treegar’s trunk and asked, “Are we too late to change?” Treegar shook his head. His dry branches rattled. “I do not know,” he said. Such sorrow, such hurry and scurry. In an act reflecting


their desperation and horror at what they had done, the elves straightened their caps, found tools in the tool shed and went to work immediately. They raked the flower beds and straightened the trees. They cleaned and watered the fountain. They picked the stones out of the pansy bed and placed all the flowerpots right side up. The most troublesome elf climbed to the top of Treegar’s head and apologised to the wind and the sun, pleading with the friends of the garden to come back. And then he promised to follow the rules. “What about your friends?” Treegar asked, “Will they follow the rules? The elves lined up and each one said what he had learned. If they continued in their sorry ways the garden would be cold, dark and barren. It would never again hear bird or frog songs. It would never hear the rain dancing on leaves or see the snow sparkling in the

moon-light. They now understood that rules are meant to protect every one and every thing in the garden and must not be broken. “Yes,” Treegar said, “you have spoken well, but what have you decided to do about not going to school?” The most troublesome elf climbed down from the top of the tree and grinned, “We were so mistaken. We now know that if we can’t read and write we will never know what to truly do, only to do what we are told.” The sun returned. The moon shone in the background of the sunlit day. The bees, butterflies and birds flew back to their beautiful home. The frogs hopped joyfully into the rain drenched ponds. The baby ants stopped crying. The flowers bloomed. The wind spread their perfume. The grass flourished again. The garden was at peace. Betty Ramshaw Nokomis, SK




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No, Allen Rahn of Nokomis does not have a Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup 2010 Souvenir ball cap with a flag-pole on top, waving a Chicago Blackhawks flag... it just appears as such in this photo. The flag is actually on a pole some distance behind Allen, who is a HUGE Blackhawks fan! Allen is just bursting with pride that Nokomis’ own Jordan Hendry was on the 2010 Stanley Cup winning team.

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On June 24, Drake received 1 1/2 inches of rain. I heard on CBC on June 25, that Mr. Wiebe has managed to recruit a crew of 11 to help out neighbours in Maple Creek clean up after the severe flood damage. Mr. Wiebe and workers are Mennonite Centre committee volunteers. Many folks from Drake attended the strawberry tea in Parkland Lodge in Lanigan June 26. Christopher Wiens, son of Kelly and Lani Wiens has returned to Beechy, Sask. While in Drake, Christopher was staying with grandma and grandpa the past year and attended Drake Elementary. Lani is the daughter of George and Marie Fast. Laurel Reynolds and her two little girls, Calla and Juniper, from Anola, MB., are visiting her parents Stu and Colleen Jantz. A group of young people from Drake School walked about our village and picked up bits of plastic and other garbage for the R.M. of Usborne’s 100th anniversary on July 1. Here to visit Mary Wiens

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from Tofield, AB., were Ron and daughter Joan Regehr. Ed and Leila Kornelsen of Saskatoon were also here on the weekend. They stayed at their farm house near Watrous and they discovered water in the basement. Thinking of, and hoping for better health for Frank Dyck, Ben Neufeld and Susan, Abe Dick (Eva) of Rosthern, Ruby Stanley, Montana (Belle and Jim Mullett), Lenora Penner of Nokomis and others who are not feeling their best. Young people who are off to camp are Riley Wiens, Clay Wiens and Karen Wiens of Lockwood and Steven Kabernack of Drake. June 28 was the last day of Drake School, and a program was held consisting of every student receiving well deserved awards. There was a lovely display of colourful paintings and drawings carefully hung in the gym. The First Nations display of buffalo, tents and evergreens (pine cones) was educational and very well done. Appreciation was expressed to the school bus drivers, volunteers and parents who helped host events like track and field and fundraising and to the guests who took time to give presentations, teachers and board members for the many hours of service. I trust everyone will have a great holiday. - Dorothy Wolter

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Living as I now am in close proximity to over 200 other people, I have become aware of some differences between the way men and women interact socially that I never noticed before. The women like to compliment one another on an outfit or an unusual piece of jewelry, but I’ve never heard a man say: “Hey, Bob, love your suspenders! Where did you get them?” “Oh, I found them in that new shop in the mall. They were on sale, 40 per cent off, and I just couldn’t resist.” I’ve also never heard a man comment on another’s hairstyle, like “I see you got a buzz cut. It’s definitely you, man,” or “That comb-over makes you look ten years younger.” At first I thought this difference was the result of the conditioning women have been exposed to ever since they were little girls – to make themselves prettier, sexier, slimmer, better wives, better mothers, better cooks, in other words, to constantly strive for improvement. This, after all, is the main theme of woman’s magazines, and they must be making a hefty profit or there wouldn’t be so many of them on the newsstands. Then I thought, maybe it’s like the chicken and the egg conundrum. What came first


– the magazines or women’s need for reassurance? Long before the current proliferation of advice on diets and exercise, women must have asked their husbands, “Does this dress make me look fat?” To which, of course, even the dumbest husband knew the right answer. Then there’s the “Do you love me?” query, to which the stock answer is often a puzzled “I married you didn’t I?” So I’ve reached the conclusion that the main difference is that women have a need to verbalize things that men simply take for granted. At the same time, I’m noticing that the men here are quite fashion conscious about their suspenders. They obviously own a number of them, and colour co-ordinate them to match their shirts. Martha can be reached at or check out her new website online at

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Sask workers earning more Saskatchewan led the country in wage increases in April, with the province’s workers seeing the highest year-over-year increase in Canada. According to Statistics Canada’s Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours, Saskatchewan’s average year-over-year wage increase of 5.7 per cent, tied with Alberta’s as the highest increase in Canada. The national year-over-year increase was 3.3 per cent. Saskatchewan’s average weekly earnings of $835.39 are the third highest in Canada after Alberta at $989.93 and Ontario at $871.43.

backroom tactics and arrogance we’ve come to expect from the Sask Party government.”

Bill 80 now law Amendments to the Saskatchewan Construction Industry Labour Relations Act (Bill 80) became effective July 1, 2010. The Order in Council providing for proclamation of the Act was approved by the Sask Party government on June 25. Bill 80 was passed in the legislature on May 20, 2010. The amendments include: allowing a trade union to organize a company on a multi-trade, or ‘all employee’ basis, as well as on a craft, or single trade basis; enabling any trade union to certify an employer; and allowing employers to choose the Representative Employers’ Organization that will represent them. The changes to the Construction Labour Relations Act were strongly opposed by most labour organizations, and the Opposition NDP, but were supported by the construction industry. Dwain Lingenfelter said the Sask Party has yet to provide a reasonable explanation for why such an overreaching piece of legislation was introduced. With construction in Saskatchewan continuing at record levels, he questioned the need to interfere in an industry so obviously contributing greatly to the Saskatchewan economy. “Bill 80 is an unnecessary answer to a question no one asked,” Lingenfelter said. “We need a fair and effective labour environment in our province that allows the economy to grow. Not the

However, Advanced Education, Employment and Labour Minister Rob Norris said the legislation is good for many unions, industry and for taxpayers. “Bill 80 will result in more competitive bidding and will help to sustain the province’s economic momentum and growth. Bill 80 also pro-

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Highway 1 west re-opened The Trans-Canada Highway in southwest Saskatchewan was re-opened to traffic on June 26 following recent flooding in the area. Highway 1 will now operate as a two-lane highway for about three km while permanent repairs are completed. Highway 1 was initially closed to traffic on June 19 when water crossed the road and covered about a five km segment of the highway that straddled either side of the Saskatchewan-Alberta border. Since June 21, an army of Department of Highways crews and private contractors have been working 24-hours a day to complete temporary repairs to the east-bound lanes in order for it to re-open to traffic. As many as 70 trucks, as well

as heavy construction equipment were involved in the massive operation. Tax-free tobacco limits in effect The new lower limits on tax-free tobacco sold on reserve went into effect on July 1, 2010. The Sask Party government has reduced the amount of tobacco that First Nations individuals may purchase tax-free on reserve from three cartons to one carton per week. The limit amounts to a weekly tax-free consumption rate of 200 cigarettes, or an equivalent amount of other tobacco products. Packages of cigarettes and fine cut tobacco that are purchased tax-free on-reserve by Status Indians will have peach-coloured tear-tape markings, known by the industry as black stock tobacco, to distinguish them from the beige-coloured tear-tapes used on tobacco products that are sold with tax included.

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Nokomis Nokomis students graduate from News Lanigan Central High School June Munroe 528-2951 Your news is important – be sure to send it in! Please remember to include your name when submitting news. If you don’t want your name published along with your submitted news, just let us know! Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Nokomis Pharmacy or the Last Mountain Times office! See page 19 for more Nokomis news.

On Friday, June 11, the Lanigan Central High School held their 2010 Grade 12 graduation ceremonies at the Lanigan Arena. Four of the 39 graduates were from Nokomis: Connor Mutch, son of Milton and Lila Haskey-Mutch; Brad Driediger, son of Dale and Edith Driediger; Jennifer Tran, daughter of Scott and Cheryl

Tran and Jasmine Simpson, daughter of Paul and Jenny Simpson. The graduates entered the arena at 7:00 p.m. to begin the exercises, and then after the singing of O’ Canada, and the invocation, messages and greetings were delivered. The guest speaker was Ms. Cori Bartel. Next was the reply to the guest

speaker, the valedictorian address, benediction and the presentation of diplomas. A slideshow and the grand march finished off the evening. To the 2010 graduates, your friends, loved ones and community wish you all the best as you move forward into this new stage of your life!

Museum Day enjoyed The annual Nokomis District Museum Day lunch was held on Monday, June 28 at Nokomis Centennial Hall. Following the lunch of homemade soup, bread and pie, a brief program was enjoyed. M.C. Bev Hulan welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending. Joyce Johnson and Colin Markusson, on behalf of Last Mountain Regional Park, presented a copy of the book Reflections on Last Mountain Regional Park, It’s Evolution Over Time to Karen Lee, president of Nokomis District Museum. Jordan Hendry was given a standing ovation when he was introduced and congratulated on his achievement of winning the Stanley Cup as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Nokomis School students under the direction of their teachers, Mrs. Kalie Hendry and Mrs. Maureen Tait, provided entertainment.

Ashley Bart wins in Edmonton

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Connor Mutch Photo courtesy of Janelle Rae Photography, Nokomis.

Jennifer Tran Photo courtesy of Patterson Photography, Nokomis.

Ashley Bart and the Kenny Gilmour Motorsports team rolled into Edmonton on June 27 and came away as Champions. In the first race Ashley had a very scary moment when her opponent crossed into her lane at over 225 MPH and just missed hitting her car. Fortunately, he missed, however he destroyed his car and it came to rest against the wall. In the finals it was a classic Calgary vs. Edmonton battle and the outcome was in favor of Ashley Bart. This was Ashley’s first final round appearance as a professional and her first National Title. Ashley was

only 600 feet from her second National win in a row when the motor in her car let go and she had to watch Jeff Hamelink drive around her for the win. However, Ashley and the Kenny Gilmour Team were the dominant team throughout the week end and recorded the fastest elapsed time with a 5.60 second quarter mile and the fastest MPH at over 256 in the Pro Fuel category. The team has is now preparing for their next national event in Seattle, Washington on July 9 through July 11. Ashley Bart has relatives in the Nokomis and Saskatoon areas.

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Jasmine Simpson

Brad Driediger

Photo courtesy of Dennis Simpson, Nokomis.

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Nokomis Museum receives park history book The Last Mountain Regional Park Cottagers Association recently presented a copy of the new book Reflections on Last Mountain Regional Park, It’s Evolution Over Time to the Nokomis District Museum. The local history book offers a retrospective look at the Cottagers Association, cottage owners past and present, and the Regional Park itself. The history book was initiated by Shirley Mortenson, and then more contributions were gathered and compiled by a group led by Joyce Johnson. Reg Potter eedited the material and ssupplied many of the photographs including the photo cover page. Co Colin Markusson, president and Joyce Johnson, vice-president, of the Last Mountain Regional Park Cottagers Association presented the book to Karen Lee, president of the Nokomis District Museum on the occasion of Museum

Day on June 28. Markusson said the presentation was a token of thanks to the Town of Nokomis and the R.M. of Wreford for supporting the Regional

Park since its inception. “Publishing this history lets us appreciate the pioneering spirit of the early cottagers, superintendents, administrators and boards

in developing our Regional Park,” Markusson added. Readers wanting more information about the book can contact the Cottagers Association.

Colin Markusson, (left) and Joyce Johnson (far right) present Karen Lee, president of the Nokomis District Museum with a copy of a recently-released book documenting the history of Last Mountain Regional Park.

Jack, Peter and Richard Downey. Peter Stuart Downey graduated from Columbia Univeristy College of Physicians and Surgeons in May 2010. He is the greatgrandson of Stuart and Victoria Downey of the ‘Home Farm’ north of Nokomis and grandson of John A. (Jack) Downey, M.D. (Simon Baruch Professor Emeritus of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia) and son of Richard Stuart Downey, M.D. (also a grad of Columbia Medical School.) The ceremony was witnessed by Peter’s Aunt, Dr. Susan Downey M.D. and his uncle Robert J. Downey, M.D., and his aunt Laura Forese, M.D. (Rob’s wife), as well as Jennifer Dussault, M. Sc. (his aunt) and several cousins and friends. In addition to receiving a special award in surgery, Peter has

been selected for surgical residences at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre. Dr. Jack Downey graduated from the Nokomis High School, along with three others – Mildred Masar, Trudy Litwin and Harry Jeschke. “I wish to attribute any success that we have had to the Nokomis School district and especially to Mr. R.W. Gray and Miss Wilma Lang (now ‘Dr.’) who gave us the basic education to build on. Miss Lang taught me and my cousin Bell Downey Latin for four years after school. Miss Lang went on to get her doctorate in Education,” said Jack. “I follow with great interest the various discussions about the school and feel strongly that a local school with good teachers is by far the best for all.”



Nokomis School Drama presents Nine Girls On Tuesday, June 15, the Nokomis School Drama Club presented Nine Girls, a play written by Wilfrid Pettitt. This play, done in a prologue and two acts, was about sorority sisters who went on a weekend retreat only to discover one of their own had been brutally murdered. The plot thickened when another sister was found dead. Evidence was found at the scene that led a determined sister to discover the identity of the killer. The directors, Priscilla

Stratton and Maureen Tait, worked with ten dedicated and hardworking young

ladies. It takes five to six weeks to get a play ready to perform on stage! A job well

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Stephanie Driediger as Freida.

The 2010 Nokomis School Drama Club: (back row, left to right) director Maureen Tait, Kelsey Halstead, Holly Hobman, Tessa Turner, director Priscilla Stratton; (middle row, left to right) Stephanie Driediger, Caitlin Pratchler, Lacey Zdunich, Peyton McNichol; (front row, left to right) Sydney Reynolds, Brooke Mutch and Cara Henry.






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Cara Henry (left), Lacey Zdunich (center) and Brooke Mutch.

Mary (played by Caitlin Pratchler, left) attacks Eve (played by Holly Hobman).










Caitlin Pratchler (left) and Holly Hobman.







Caitlin Pratchler’s character attacks Lacey Zdunich’s, while Stephanie Driediger (left) looks on.





Brooke Mutch (left) and Tessa Turner.

Tessa Turner (left) and Sydney Reynolds.




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The community extends deepest sympathy to Lorry Walker and family on the recent passing of her husband, Fred. *Correction: In our June 22 issue, in the Govan News section, we carried a small item concerning upcoming inductions into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. We noted that “the late Robert McLane, former Govan Angels player” is one of the inductees. We have since been informed that Robert McLane is actually not yet a real ‘Angel’… and is indeed still very much alive. We apologize for any concern or confusion this error may have caused. _____________________

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Lakeshore Women’s Institute met at the home of Nona Kastning on June 22 for our regular meeting. As the program was Cultural Activities, we went to the home of Patrick Ashton, our local sculptor. He had on display, a dog, an elephant and he was working on a bull. He demonstrated how he pulled off bits of clay as he worked. It is amazing how he can make a block of clay into an animal. His model was a picture of a bull from the Farm Show. His tools are very fine and small, but really do a fine job. We returned to Nona’s for our business meeting. Our district president Ellen Stackiw

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The Govan Library hosts an annual Family Literacy Day in January, and has hosted three of these events thus far. In contribution to Literacy Day, Nona Kastning and Mary Whitehouse have painted seven ‘picture boards’ taken from some of Robert Munsch’s books. Munsch is a renowned children’s author and resides in Canada. Children love his stories as so do many adults. Four Govan ladies, Amy and Karen Irving, Nona Kastning and Mary Whitehouse purchased tickets for one of his recent shows. Mary had written to him via e-mail beforehand and he invited them to meet with him after the show. The audience consisted

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has pictures painted all around the walls. The supper speaker was Jaime Morvick who had toured China and spoke on Agriculture. Incidentally, she is the daughter of Mr. Malak who was principal of Govan school. Trea Schuster demonstrated ‘Raiki’ which is healing by hands. Kevin Worro, a wood carver, carved out a Didgeridoo and played it and sang. Next year, the AGM will be at the south Travelodge in Regina in June. It will be 100th anniversary. Next meeting will be at the home of Marg Roland with the program, Education. - Marg Roland

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enjoyed the presentation by Dave Tallentire of English gardens and the photography display by Brenda Cardiff. Ways and Means and ACWW draws were made. Money from the ACWW draw goes to help women set up projects so they can make money to live by, such as growing gardens or raising poultry. We decided our Summer Tour would be to the Science Centre in Regina. Carolyn and Helen reported on the AGM held in Eastend. This is a lot to see in Eastend. They toured the T-Rex Centre to see the dinosaur. This is an artistic community with lots of artists and musicians. The café

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of a variety of children, parents and grandparents. He read stories and selected children and adults from the audience to help him along the way. The children became very involved and knew most of the words. It was fun, noisy and entertaining. Robert announced that he would be signing books after the show. Nearly all of the

audience members stayed to take him up on his kind offer and the book signing lasted for about 2 1/2 hours. The ladies also had to wait until after the show to meet with him. They report that he was gracious, smiling (even after all that signing) and funny. He was very pleased with the small tokens of appreciation they presented to him – photos taken of

the ‘picture boards’ which had been placed in a small album, along with a Govan pin and a Certificate of Appreciation. He was quite surprised that the photos showed a keen sense of his illustrations in the books. “So next year, Nona and I will again chose a few books and will do our best to be true to his work,” reports Mary.

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Govan Library members (left to right) Amy Irving, Karen Irving, Mary Whitehouse and Nona Kastning present Robert Munsch with an ‘Advocate of Family Literacy Day’ in Govan certificate for the years of 2008, 2009 and 2010.



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Strasbourg News Phone 725-3030 Farmers Market, Saturday, July 10 in Wildlife Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Phone Roberta 725-4570 to book tables. Lunch served by Adult Day Program. 33-34p Norrona Lutheran Church will celebrate its centennial on July 31 and August 1. A talent show, coffee and fellowship will be held on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. An outdoor service on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. will be followed by a Scandinavian buffet. Tickets for the buffet are $12 for adults, $7 for children and free for children under 6. Tickets must be purchased by July 10. An afternoon program and games will follow. For more information or tickets

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WDS students enjoy surprise Fun Day William Derby School in Strasbourg held a surprise Fun Day for students on Tuesday, June 22. Throughout the morning, there were various activities both in the school and outside. From races to two dino bouncers, to a dunk tank, all ages had a great time. Students also loved the popcorn and candy. To top off the morning, there was a hamburger and hot dog lunch at noon.

A job well done! The community sends their best wishes to William Derby School teachers, Mr. Dennis Hodgins and Mrs. Darlene Hilderman who have now retired. Mr. Hodgins, who taught over 30 years, was the last teacher to teach at the Duval School and also taught in Bulyea and retired from WDS in Strasbourg. Mrs. Hilderman taught in both Strasbourg and Bulyea over her 30 year career. Enjoy the leisurely days ahead! Condolences from the community to the family and friends of Theresa Oehler with her recent passing.

Strasbourg hosts Seniors Golf Tournament Thirty-six golfers from the surrounding area came June 14, 2010 playing two rounds of golf and enjoying Roberta’s supper and fellowship. The winning flights were: • Men 50 & Over Championship: 1st – Fred Gardner; 2nd – Gord McLelland; 3rd – Reg Cummins. • Men 50 & Over First Flight: 1st – Larry Borschowa; 2nd – Keith Flavel; 3rd – Jerry Paluck. • Men 70 & Over Championship: 1st – Ken Edwards; 2nd – Tie, Jim Jameson and Reg Danbrook. • Men 70 & Over First Flight: 1st – Fred Johnson; 2nd – Bob

Nelson; 3rd – Joe Martin. • Ladies 50 & Over: 1st – Darlene Gardner; 2nd – Sandy Lewis; 3rd – Ruth Edwards. • Ladies 70 & Over: 1st – Joyce Johnson; 2nd – Vela Mortenson. • Closest to Pin: Men – Keith Flavel; Ladies – Sandy Lewis. • Closest to Line: Men – Jack Morris; Ladies – Lesley Parkin. • Longest Putt: Men – Lorne Mortenson; Ladies – Sylvia Paluck. It was a great day of golf for everyone and always enjoyable to see people from the area come out to enjoy the golf and fellowship.

Obituary Theresa Oehler Theresa Oehler (nee Focht) was born on August 1, 1914 and left to tend God’s garden on June 29, 2010. Born at Quinton, SK, she lived all her adult life in Strasbourg. Mom was predeceased by her husband Walter (1992). There are no surviving brothers, sisters or in-laws. She is survived by: her daughter, Janet (Richard Nichol) of Saskatoon; sons, Allan (Gretel) of Calgary and Barry (Audrey) of Coleman, AB; four grandchildren, Greg (Glenda) Nichol, Laureen (Andrew Ernst), Denise (Gavin Long) and Jennifer Oehler; four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. At Mom’s request there will be no funeral. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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Country Women’s Network head east On June 8, 56 ladies boarded the bus for the Country Women’s Network Bus Trip to Esterhazy. Our first stop was to Berting Glass at Cupar, where Jacqueline Berting demonstrated making a wheat sheath. We then had a chance to browse and shop for the beautiful items she made. In 1992 Berting Glass was established. The company is also co-owned by James Clark. In 1991 Berting began one of her most famous works of art, the Glass Wheatfield, encompassing 14,000 waist high glass wheat stalks. She received the Medal of Honor for the contributions she has

made to Saskatchewan. It was then off to the Robinson Country Cookhouse at Cupar for coffee and cookies. From there we drove to Fort Qu’Appelle and toured the Fish Culture Station and had lunch at the Senior Centre. After lunch we were off to Esterhazy. We were kept busy along the way playing various games. Upon arriving we toured the Potash Interpretive Centre, the Museum and the Flour Mill. The guides were most informative. We had our coffee break at the Museum. It was a short drive to the Kaposvar Historic Site where we toured the Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic

Church and the Rectory. Finally it was time to start our journey home. We had supper at Chilly’s Bar & Grill at Round Lake. On the way home we enjoyed watching a movie. The bus was definitely a lot quieter on the way home. Everyone had a great time, although it was a long day. Once again we enjoyed a great bus trip, thanks to Moose Mountain Bus Lines and all the gals who arranged everything for the day. Till the next trip we certainly hope you all enjoyed yourselves. DC The group enjoy lunch at Robinson Country Cookhouse in Cupar.

The Esterhazy Flour Mill.

Florence Rattray at the Potash Interpretive Centre at Esterhazy.

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Co-owner Jacqueline Berting works on a fine piece of glass wheat at Berting Glass in Cupar.

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Some young parents enrol their children in ‘parenttot’ swimming lessons. One thing the little ones had to do was to jump from the edge of the pool into the arms of Mom or Dad who was waiting in the water. It was amazing how many of them would happily fling themselves out into space, trusting that their parents would catch them. It’s that same kind of trust that Jesus is calling us to do in today’s world. Sheep inherently trust their shepherd to keep them safe, even in the scariest situations. And there is no denying that the world today is a scary place. Economic hardships, illnesses, soaring divorce rates – try as we might, none of us is immune to fear and anxiety. And yet Jesus promises us that nothing can snatch us from God’s hand. Yes we

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might lose our job or become ill or experience a marriage breakdown. But we will never be out of God’s loving reach. Jesus gives us this assurance so we might have the courage to listen to the voice of the shepherd calling us to follow him. He is asking us to walk in his footsteps and we can never forget those footsteps ultimately led to Calvary. Following Jesus means giving our lives for others, in whatever way he calls us to do that. As we celebrate the dawn of each day, may we trust in the shepherd’s promise, and be his faithful followers.

Premier Brad Wall last week made significant changes to the provincial cabinet and re-arranged other MLA duties. The new cabinet is expected to remain in place until the November, 2011 provincial election. The most significant change is the appointment of Deputy Premier Ken Krawetz as the province’s new Finance Minister, replacing Rod Gantefoer who recently announced he will not seek reelection.

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Donna Harpauer takes over from Krawetz as Minister of Education and also becomes Provincial Secretary while June Draude replaces Harpauer as Minister

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of Social Services. Draude also becomes Minister responsible for the Status of Women while maintaining her responsibility as Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission.Two MLAs enter cabinet for the first time: Tim McMillan becomes Minister responsible for Crown Investments Corporation; and Laura Ross becomes Minister of Government Services. Darryl Hickie returns to cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs. Several existing Ministers take on new responsibilities: Ken Cheveldayoff becomes Minister of First Nations and Metis Relations, Minister responsible for Northern Affairs and Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation (SCG); Bill Hutchinson becomes Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport; Dustin Duncan becomes Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for SaskEnergy and SaskWater; and Jeremy Harrison becomes Minister of Enterprise and Minister responsible for Trade. Three Ministers, Don Morgan, Rob Norris, and Bill Boyd maintain their current portfolios and take on new responsibilities. Morgan becomes Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace in addition to being Minister of Justice and Attorney General; Norris becomes Minister responsible for SaskPower and Minister responsible for Innovation in addition to being Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration; and Bill Boyd becomes Minister responsible for SaskTel in addition to being Minister of Energy

and Resources. The remaining cabinet members retain their current responsibilities: Don McMorris – Minister of Health; Bob Bjornerud – Minister of Agriculture; Yogi Huyghebaert – Minister of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing; and Jim Reiter – Minister of Highways and Infrastructure. “This new cabinet is a strong team that will keep Saskatchewan moving forward and address the challenges and opportunities of a growing, vibrant province,” Wall said. “We are continuing to build capacity and experience within our government. Twenty four of the 37 government MLAs have now served in cabinet and the others have all made significant contributions as legislative secretaries, committee chairs or in other leadership roles.” NDP Opposition Leader Dwain Lingenfelter was a little less optimistic in his assessment of the cabinet shuffle, saying it only highlights the incompetence of cabinet ministers. He said the shuffle fails to address the Wall Government’s financial mismanagement, fails to make good on its broken promises in health care, and fails to show progress in dealing with cost of living issues like the need for more affordable housing. On the healthcare issue, Lingenfelter argued that Health Minister Don McMorris’ misleading statements on health privacy, the cancellation of the kidney transplant program and backdoor deals with Sask. Party friends at the expense of taxpayers were reason


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enough to remove the minister from the health portfolio. “Nancy Heppner’s removal from cabinet was long overdue and sends a strong signal to the public that the Premier acknowledges his government’s failures, but the real question is whether the government will now reverse its harmful policy decision to sell environmentally-sensitive Crown land,” Lingenfelter said. “Saskatchewan families want better performance from the Wall Government, not just different faces trying to sell the same old failed policies,” Lingenfelter added.

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Silton Summer Supper, Sunday, July 11, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Silton Community Centre. Adults: $12.50, 12 & under: $6.00, preschool free. Enjoy summer ham, turkey and home baking at a family event near the beach. All proceeds to Silton Community Centre. 34c Norrona Lutheran Church will celebrate its centennial on July 31 and August 1. A talent show, coffee and fellowship will be held on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. An outdoor service on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. will be followed by a Scandinavian buffet. Tickets for the buffet are $12 for adults, $7 for children and free for children under 6. Tickets must be purchased by July 10. An afternoon program and games will follow. For more information or tickets for the buffet, call Teresa Kuski, 725-4258. All are welcome to attend all or any part of the festivities. 34c

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Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club holds Achievement Day With the arrival of summer, the Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club wrapped up their great year with their Achievement Day on Friday, June 11, at the Silton Hall. Each group sets up an area

to display up to three projects which they had completed for the year. They were also expected to write a small test on some of the things that they learned over the course of the year. Mother Nature

Being a 4-H member provides the opportunity to make new friends, and as you can see, Sheyanne Gorrill and Jana Rumple already have a good friendship started.

Denise Rieter went all out with this 4-H cake.

A few upcoming members stand in front of the new recycling box built by the woodwork group and painted by the craft class. All the members put their handprints on the box as a reminder that the children take part in 4-H.

made it very challenging for the light horse group, as due to the slippery conditions, the horses could loose their footing; so they opted to move the early morning ride to Lyle Ludwig’s farm by Craven. This is where they held their classes this year, since he has a really nice indoor riding arena. The members and families took part in a cold plate potluck lunch and then everyone headed back to the rink for the beef and light horse part of the day. The day did start out looking a little threatening for rain, but by mid-afternoon, the clouds cleared and this ‘strange bright thing’ came out and warmed us all up – it was quite lovely. The members taking part in beef and light horse all met at the outdoor skating rink in Silton to continue with their program. The members were marked on grooming, judging and showmanship. The light horse members saddled up and took their horses for a short jaunt. Then it was back to the hall for the other groups to show off what they had learned this year. There were awards handed out for the best kept record books. Ellen Keys won for the clover buds, Alea Cummins won for junior and Matthew Rieter and Brady Vogt shared for the intermediates. Members received thank you gifts that reflect the classes that they took part in. Even the leaders received thank you gifts of lawn chairs signed by everyone in their groups. It was a fun filled day that was attended by many family and friends of the members and the community. The day ended on a happy note with goodies, coffee and lots of visiting with friends. - Corri Gorrill

The children have to learn to be confident and comfortable with animals that are big and can be hard to handle.

There was a great turnout of family and friends that came to support the children.

The junior light horse members wait to be judged.

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The cloverbuds demonstrated that safety is always first, as they all wear their helmets when working with the horses.

The cloverbud light horse members.

The majority of the members and leaders of the Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club.

Lunchtime is a great opportunity to socialize.