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Last Mountain Serving The Last Mountain Area Since 1908

Volume 103, No 38

Ag Fair Exhibit Results ults Inside! Publishers Lance and Vicki Cornwell Box 340, Nokomis, SK. S0G 3R0 Single copy price: $1.00

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vintage wedding apparel on display Job record set

The selection of wedding dresses, suits and accessories displayed at the Strasbourg & District Museum on August 7 caught the eye of Evelyn Josephson of Strasbourg, as she examined the garb which represented each decade from the late 1800s to present day. Story and pictures on page 7.

Saskatchewan has set an employment record for the sixth consecutive month and once again has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. There were 532,100 people working in Saskatchewan in July 2010 – 5,800 more than the same month last year and the most ever for the month of July. More than 90 per cent of this increase was made up of full-time jobs, which grew by 5,300 over the same time period. Saskatchewan’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 5.1 per cent is the lowest in Canada and well below the national average of 8 per cent. Regina has the lowest unemployment rate among major Canadian cities at 4.8 per cent while Saskatoon is thirdlowest at 5.5 per cent. Regina saw a year-over-year employment increase of 2,800. There was also strong growth in the Yorkton-Melville region, which saw an increase of 2,100 new jobs. As well, Aboriginal employment increased in July by 600 year over year.

Oil well drilling More Nokomis Ag Fair coverage... rebounding in 2010

Statistics just out show that drilling activity by the province’s oil industry is rebounding after a challenging year in 2009. Drilling numbers compiled to the end of July show that 1,253 oil wells have been drilled so far this calendar year. That’s a 96 per cent increase over the corresponding figure for 2009, when only 639 oil wells were drilled. “Our oil industry was not immune to the global economic slowdown that affected all oil producing jurisdictions in 2009, but Saskatchewan’s oil patch has weathered that storm,” Energy and Resources Minister

Bill Boyd said. “We’ve seen a bounce-back so far this year with these strong drilling numbers and resurgent land sale activity.” More than 60 per cent of the oil wells drilled to date are horizontal wells. The 759 horizontal oil wells drilled to the end of July are more than double the number of horizontal wells drilled as of July 2009 and represent a 16 per cent increase over the corresponding figure for 2008, when a record was ultimately set for horizontal oil well drilling. Horizontal wells now account for almost half of Saskatchewan’s total oil production.

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These youngsters patiently await the judges’ decision as they compete in the Junior section of the Horse Shows at the Annual Nokomis Ag Society Fair this summer. The horse competitions (above) and the stock competitions (below) attract a large number of entries each year and are both crowd favourites. See centre section, pages 10 & 11, for this year’s Fair competition results.

Exhibit results from 2010 Nokomis Ag Fairr


Note: The exhibit classes and sections that had no entries are not included in the following list. Horses Class 1 - Halter Classes - Light Horses Section 1 - Showmanship - Wee Pee: 1st - Emma Meyer (Hottsie); 2nd - Mackenzie Sebastian (Bugs); 3rd Jenna Bernauer (Princess). Section 2 - Showmanship - Junior B/C - Heritage Class: 1st - Audra Cooper (Clayboys Sassy Girl); 2nd - Courtney Cochrane (Skippa Mia String); 3rd - Megan Schmidt (Hovocs Tardee Man). Section 3 - Showmanship - Junior A - Heritage Class: 1st - Andrea Lowenberger (True Finale); 2nd - Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 3rd - Skylar Johnston (Jacks Hershey Kissable). Section 4 - Yeld Mare or Gelding, under 12 hands high: 1st - Jordann Brenner (Lily); 2nd - Parker Mann (Rascal). Section 5 - Stallion, Mare or Gelding, over 12 hands high: 1st - Lisa Shiels (Pepsi); 2nd - Rena Hordos (Rocky); 3rd - Sam Chamberlin (Navajo Spider Abby). Section 7 - Stallion, Mare or Gelding, 3 years and over, over 12 hands high: 1st - Lisa Britz (Skipper); 2nd - Megan Schmidt (Hovocs Tardee Man); 3rd Diana Nordal (Silent Sams Pride). Section 8 - Showmanship - Adult - Heritage Class: 1st - Dallas Doherty (Naughty But Famous); 2nd - Ronni Nordal (Lucky Diamond Lizzy); 3rd Ashlee Champ (HQH Fancy Trouble). Class 2 - Variety Classes Section 1 - Costume Class: 1st - Lorelei Cornell (Bootie); 2nd - Danielle Guina; 3rd - Bryn Monar (Splash). Section 3 - Open Bareback Equitation Class: 1st - Ashlee Champ (HQH Fancy Trouble); 2nd - Dallas Doherty (Drifters Scamp); 3rd - Donovan Edwards (Morley). Section 4 - Lead Line, 6 years and under: 1st - Emma Meyer (Hottsie); 2nd - McKenna Britz (Skipper); 3rd Mackenzie Sebastian (Bugs). Section 5 - Open Command Class: 1st - Ashlee Champ (HQH Fancy Trouble); 2nd - Ronni Nordal (Lucky Diamond Lizzy); 3rd - Kathy Brewster (E.T.) Section 6 - Walk and Jog, 8 years and under: 1st - Jenna Bernauer (Princess); 2nd - Ashleigh Stewart (Christmas); 3rd - Morgan Mills (Chief). Class 3 - Special - Western Pleasure Class (all breeds 5 years and under) 1st - Ronni Nordal (Lucky Diamond Lizzy); 2nd - Andrea Lowenberger (True Finale); 3rd - Alicia Mann (Skye); 4th - Skylar Johnston (Jacks Hershey Kissable). Class 4 - Western Pleasure Section 1 - Wee Pee: 1st - Jenna Bernauer (Princess); 2nd - Kenna Lloyd (Tank); 3rd - McKenna Britz (Skipper). Section 2 - Junior B/C - Heritage Class: 1st - Audra Cooper (Clayboys Sassy Girl); 2nd - Diana Nordal (Silent Sams Pride); 3rd - Megan Schmidt (Hovocs Tardee Man). Section 3 - Junior A - Heritage Class: 1st - James Hordos (Hank); 2nd - Skylar Johnston (Jacks Hershey Kissable); 3rd - Andrea Lowenberger (True Finale). Section 4 - Adult - Heritage Class: 1st - Dallas Doherty (Naughty But Famous); 2nd - Ronni Nordal (Dolly Sue Clue); 3rd - Marie Hoeft (Hottsie). Class 5 - Western Horsemanship Section 1 - Wee Pee: 1st - McKenna Britz (Skipper); 2nd - Deanne Senko (Target); 3rd - Kenna Lloyd (Tank). Section 2 - Junior B/C - Heritage Class: 1st - Danielle Guina; 2nd - Diana Nordal (Silent Sams Pride); 3rd - Audra Cooper (Clayboys Sassy Girl). Section 3 - Junior A - Heritage Class: 1st - Andrea Lowenberger (True Finale); 2nd - Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 3rd - James Hordos (Hank). Section 4 - Adult - Heritage Class: 1st - Dallas Doherty (Naughty But Famous); 2nd - Ashlee Champ (HQH Fancy Trouble); 3rd - Ronni Nordal (Dolly Sue Clue). Class 6 - Western Riding Class Section 1 - Wee Pee: 1st - Jenna Bernauer (Princess); 2nd - Tiana Wulff (Foxy); 3rd - Deanne Senko (Target). Section 2 - Junior B/C - Heritage Class: 1st - Diana Nordal (Silent Sams Pride); 2nd - Bryn Monar (Splash); 3rd - Calonna Slade (Foxy). Section 3 - Junior A - Heritage Class: 1st - Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 2nd - Skylar Johnston (Jacks Hershey Kissable). Section 4 - Adult - Heritage Class: 1st - Jaime Hoeft (Buddy); 2nd - Dallas Doherty (Drifters Scamp). Class 7 - Open Stake Reining Class Heritage Class 1st - Dallas Doherty (Drifter’s

Scamp); 2nd - Ashlee Champ (HQH Fancy Trouble); 3rd - Kathy Brewster (E.T.); 4th - Jaime Hoeft (Buddy). Class 8 - Open Stake Trail Class - Heritage Class 1st - Ashlee Champ (HQH Fancy Trouble); 2nd - Dallas Doherty (Drifters Scamp); 3rd - Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 4th - Audra Cooper (Clayboys Sassy Girl). Class 9 - Race and Chase 1st - James Hordos (Hank); 2nd Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 3rd - Bryn Monar (Splash). Affinity Credit Union - Nokomis Branch Best Light Horse of the Day Diana Nordal (Silent Sams Pride) Class 11 - Gymkhaha Section 1 - Barrel Race - Wee Pee: 1st - Tiana Wulff (Foxy); 2nd - Jenna Bernauer (Princess); 3rd - Deanne Senko (Target). Section 2 - Barrel Race - Junior B/C - Heritage Class: 1st - Bryn Monar (Splash); 2nd - Mercedes Blight (Nickel); 3rd - Calonna Slade (Foxy). Section 3 - Barrel Racing - Junior A - Heritage Class: 1st - Skylar Johnston (Golden Nugget); 2nd - Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 3rd - Holly Kelly (Moonshine). Section 4 - Barrel Racing - Adult: 1st - Sam Chamberlin (Bugs); 2nd - Kathy Slade; 3rd - Alicia Mann (Lizzie). Section 5 - Pole Bending - Wee Pee: 1st - Jenna Bernauer (Princess); 2nd Reavna Blight (Bubbles); 3rd - Deanne Senko (Target). Section 6 - Pole Bending - Junior B/C - Heritage Class: 1st - Audra Cooper (Sarge); 2nd - Mercedes Blight (Nickel); 3rd - Calonna Slade (Foxy). Section 7 - Pole Bending - Junior A - Heritage Class: 1st - Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 2nd - Skylar Johnston (Golden Nugget); 3rd - James Hordos (Hank). Section 8 - Pole Bending - Adult: 1st - Kathy Slade; 2nd - Sam Chamberlin (Bugs); 3rd - Alicia Mann (Lizzie). Section 9 - Stake Race - Wee Pee: 1st - Deanne Senko (Target); 2nd - Jenna Bernauer (Princess); 3rd - Tiana Wulff (Foxy). Section 10 - Stake Race - Junior B/C: 1st - Bryn Monar (Splash); 2nd - Mercedes Blight (Nickel); 3rd - Calonna Slade (Foxy). Section 11 - Stake Race - Junior A: 1st - Skylar Johnston (Golden Nugget); 2nd - Brittany Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar); 3rd - James Hordos (Hank). Section 12 - Stake Race - Adult: 1st - Sam Chamberlin (Bugs); 2nd - Alicia Mann (Lizzie); 3rd - Lisa Shiels (Pepsi). Section 13 - Quads Stake Race - Wee Pee: 1st - Jenna Bernauer (Princess); 2nd - Parker Mann (Rascal); 3rd - Kenna Lloyd (Tank). Section 14 - Quads Stake Race - Junior B/C: 1st - Bryn Monar (Splash); 2nd - Brandi Senko (Target); 3rd - Brittany Schreiner (Black Burn’n Red). Section 15 - Quads Stake Race - Junior A: 1st - Skylar Johnston (Golden Nugget); 2nd - Brittney Sundby (Dudes Candy Bar). Section 16 - Quads Stake Race (Adult): 1st - Sam Chamberlin (Bugs); 2nd - Alicia Mann (Lizzie); 3rd - Sam Chamberlin (Cash). Grand Champion: Lisa Britz (Skipper). Reserve Grand Champion: Megan Schmidt (Hovocs Tardee Man).


Hordos; 2nd - Sentes Farms. Section 10 - Get of Sire: 1st - Sentes Farms. Class 15 - Best Bred and Owned Commercial Heifer 1st - Sentes Farms; 2nd - Matthew Hordos; 3rd - Michelle Hordos. Grand Champion Beef Bull Morgan Ilg Grand Champion Beef Female Michelle Hordos Class 17 - Youth Agriculture Section 1 - Hand Drawn Farm Pictures: 1st - Ashleigh Stewart; 2nd - Connor Stewart; 3rd - Danyka Burnett. Section 2 - Creative Story: 1st - Mason Edwards.

Sheep Class 16 Section 1 - Showmanship - 18 and under: 1st - Tamara Knapp; 2nd - Lane Knapp; 3rd - Ashleigh Stewart. Section 2 - Costume - 14 and under: 1st - Lane Knapp; 2nd - Danyka Burnett; 3rd - Tamara Knapp. Section 3 - Ewe Lamb - current year: 1st - Tamara Knapp; 2nd - Jim Frohaug; 3rd - Shelby Knapp. Section 4 - Yearling Ewe: 1st - Jo Williamson; 2nd - Jo Williamson. Section 5 - Ewe with Lamb or Lambs at side: 1st - Jo Williamson. Section 6 - Two Market Ewes or Wethers: 1st - Jim Frohaug. Section 7 - Ram Lamb - under 1 year: 1st - Karen Bannow; 2nd - Roxanne Knapp. Section 8 - Ram - 1 year and over: 1st - Jim Frohaug. Champion Sheep of the Day Jim Frohaug

Edwards Farm Co. Ltd. Award Cory Bart Early’s Farm and Garden Centre Award Ron McConnell

Flowers and Plants Class 20F Houseplants Section 1 - Any Foliage Houseplant: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 2 - Any Flowering Houseplant: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Potted Patio Plants Section 3 - Tuberous Begonia: 1st Lorna Mansell. Section 4 - Pot or Hanging Basket - any variety: 1st - Lorna Mansell; 2nd - Peyton McNichol; 3rd - Tamara Maunder. Section 5 - Geranium - one variety per container: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 6 - Impatiens: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 8 - Weird and Wacky - patio plant in unusual container: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Cut Flowers Section 9 - Sweet Pea - vase, filler allowed: 1st - Donna Morningstar; 2nd - Lorna Mansell. Section 10 - Single Spike Gladioli: 1st - Nancy Hards. Section 11 - Display of Gladioli minimum 3 spikes: 1st - Nancy Hards.

sell. Cut Flower Arrangements (filler or decoration allowed) Section 28 - Corsage - any flower and filler: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 29 - Just We Three - 3 blooms of any one variety, any foliage: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 30 - Small table centerpiece live plant materal: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 34 - O Canada - Arrangement using red and white flowers: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 35 - Best Overall Arrangement - Variety of flowers and filler allowed: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Class 23 - Junior Flowers and Plants Boys and Girls, 7 and Under Section 1 - Wild Weeds and Flowers in a Quart Sealer: 1st - Cassandra Knouse; 2nd - Nathan Pratchler; 3rd Mercedees Langer; 4th - (tie) Jocelyn Knouse / Catrina Knouse / Gabrielle Knouse. Section 2 - Garden Flowers in a Pint Jar: 1st - Jocelyn Knouse; 2nd - Mercedees Langer; 3rd - Catrina Knouse; 4th - (tie) Gabrielle Knouse / Cassandra Knouse. Section 3 - Cactus or Succulent Houseplant: 1st - Jocelyn Knouse. Boys and Girls, 8 to 12 Section 4 - Wild Weeds and

Section 5 - Tomatoes: 1st - Lisa Morningstar; 2nd - Donna Morningstar; 3rd - Kathy Metheral. Section 9 - Pears: 1st - Lorna Mansell. Section 10 - Raspberries: 1st - Kathy Metheral; 2nd - Ilene Harding. Section 11 - Plums: 1st - Ilene Harding. Section 13 - Crabapple Fruit: 1st Ilene Harding. Section 15 - Applesauce: 1st - Kathy Metheral; 2nd - Ilene Harding. Section 16 - Raspberry Jam: 1st Carolyn Knouse; 2nd - Margaret Herr. Section 17 - Strawberry Jam: 1st Carolyn Knouse. Section 20 - Plum Jam: 1st - Michele Cruise-Pratchler. Section 21 - Rhubarb Combination Jam: 1st - Joyce Braun; 2nd - Lorna Mansell. Section 25 - Chokecherry Jelly: 1st Margaret Herr; 2nd - Kathy Metheral.


Section 33 - Sweet Mixed Pickles: 2nd - Fran Edwards. Section 34 - Bread and Butter Pickles: 1st - Donna Morningstar. Section 35 - Pickled Carrots: 3rd Ilene Harding. Section 36 - Zucchini Relish: 1st Carolyn Knouse; 2nd - Tamara Maunder. Section 39 - Chili Sauce: 1st - Kathy Metheral. Section 40 - Cucumber Relish: 1st Lorna Mansell; 2nd - Kathy Metheral; 3rd - Margaret Herr. Section 42 - Rhubarb Relish: 1st Ilene Harding. Hendry’s Western Service Station Award Ilene Harding

Home Baking Class 25 Section 1 - Fruit Combo Pie: 1st

sins: 1st - Donna Edwards; 2nd - Lorna Mansell. Section 14 - Robin Hood Flour - 3 Pieces Carrot Cake: 1st - Donna Morningstar; 2nd - Nancy Hards; 3rd - Margaret Herr. Section 16 - Directors Special - Rhubarb Dessert: 1st - Maureen Tait; 2nd Joyce Braun; 3rd - Lorna Mansell. Section 17 - 3 Chocolate Brownies with Nuts: 1st - Donna Edwards; 2nd Joyce Braun; 3rd - Colleen McNichol. Section 19 - Dark Fruit Cake: 1st Ilene Harding. Section 21 - Zucchini Cake - 3 pieces: 1st - Donna Morningstar. Section 23 - 3 Banana Muffins: 1st Maureen Tait; 2nd - Lorna Mansell. Section 24 - 3 Crisco Pumpkin Muffins: 1st - Donna Edwards; 2nd - Kristy Neufeld. Section 27- 3 Peanut Butter Cookies: 1st - Donna Edwards. Section 28 - Watkins Special - 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1st Donna Morningstar.


- Lexi Neufeld. 12 and Under Section 8 - 3 Smartie Cookies: 1st - Kelsey Morningstar; 2nd - Jayden Morningstar; 3rd - Cally Morningstar. Section 9 - 3 Rice Krispie Squares: 1st - Kelsey Neufeld; 2nd - Kelsey Morningstar; 3rd - Jayden Morningstar. Section 11 - Puffed Wheat Cake - 3 Pieces: 1st - Alyssa Neufeld.

Handiwork and Handicrafts Class 27 Knitting Section 5 - Any Hand Knit Article Not Listed: 1st - Carol Wright. Crochet Section 7 - Doily or Fillet Crocheted Doily: 3rd - Carol Wright.

Nokomis Hotel Award Dennis Simpson. Class 28 - Junior Handiwork and Handicrafts 18 Years and Under Section 1 - Lego Article - Entrant’s Choice: 1st - Jordan Hards. Section 5 - Collection of Photos Captioned and Decorated, mounted: 1st - Kyle Ilg. Section 6 - Collection of 4 Photos mounted: 1st - Kyle Ilg. Section 7 - Collection of 4 Photos - Animals, mounted: 1st - Mason Edwards; 2nd - Lexi Neufeld. Section 8 - Woodcraft: 1st - Nathan Pratchler; 2nd - Bethany Pratchler. Section 9 - Pencil Sketch - any size: 1st - Lexi Neufeld; 2nd - Sydney Reynolds.

Wildlife, mounted: 1st - Dennis Simpson; 2nd - Colleen McNichol. Section 41 - Single Photo - Digital and 35mm Enhanced: 1st - Margaret Herr. Fine Arts and Crafts Section 46 - Sketch Drawing: 1st - Jo Williamson. Section 47 - Needlepoint - any article on plastic canvas or fabric: 1st - Michele Cruise-Pratchler. Section 48 - Counted Cross-Stitch Picture: 1st - Carol Wright; 2nd - Kathy Williams; 3rd - Tamara Maunder. Section 51 - Weaving - Any Article: 1st - Carol Wright. Section 52 - Wall Hanging - Any Season: 3rd - Donna Edwards. Section 55 - Gardener Basket: 1st Donna Edwards. Section 56 - Food Basket for Shut In - Preserves and Fresh Baking: 1st Donna Edwards. Section 57 - Gift Basket for Birthday or Anniversary: 1st - Donna Edwards. Section 58 - Handmade Greeting Card: 2nd - Gaylene Mansell. Section 59 - Fancy Gift-Wrap Parcel: 1st - Donna Edwards. Section 60 - Any Craft Not Listed: 1st - Lawrence Edwards; 2nd - Carol Wright. Ladies and Gents over 65 Section 64 - Quilt - any variety: 1st Donna Morningstar. Persons of Differing Abilities Section 70 - Any Craft not Listed: 1st - Gaylene Mansell. Section 74 - Fridge Ornament - collection of 3 different media: 1st - Gaylene Mansell.

Section 10 - K-Nex Article - Entrant’s Choice: 1st - Jason Henry; 2nd - Lucas Mills; 3rd - Mason Edwards. Section 12 - Fridge Magnet: 1st - Cassandra Knouse. Section 14 - Hobby Collection - any kind: 1st - Lexi Neufeld. 11 Years and Under Section 21 - Lego Article Entrant’s Choice: 1st - Amber Reynolds; 2nd - Daegan McNichol; 3rd - Emma Stephen. Section 22 - Lego Farm Implement: 1st - Cassandra Knouse. Section 23 - Soap Carving: 2nd Cassandra Knouse. Section 24 - Article from Recycled Material: 1st - Emma Stephen. Section 25 - Handmade Jewelry Any Medium: 1st - Emma Stephen; 2nd - Jody Williams. Section 26 - Christmas Tree Ornament - collection of 3: 1st - Jody Williams; 2nd - Emma Stephen; 3rd - Bethany Pratchler. Section 28 - Pencil Sketch: 1st - Alyssa Neufeld; 2nd - Mason Edwards; 3rd - Owen Edwards. Section 30 - Collection of 4 Different Photos - Mounted: 1st - Owen Edwards. Section 31 - Handmade Greeting Cards: 1st - Mercedees Langer. Section 33 - Painting in acrylic or watercolour: 1st - Jocelyn Knouse; 2nd - Cassandra Knouse; 3rd - Mercedees Langer. Section 34 - Puppet - any material: 1st - Cassandra Knouse; 2nd - Jocelyn Knouse; 3rd - Mercedees Langer. Section 35 - Any Craft not Listed: 1st - Emma Stephen; 2nd - Kelsey Neufeld; 3rd - Haven Mills. 8 Years and Under Section 36 - Lego Article - Entrant’s Choice: 1st - Ashleigh Stewart; 2nd - Bethany Pratchler; 3rd - Connor Stewart. Section 37 - Lego Farm Implement: 1st - Connor Stewart; 2nd - Mason Edwards; 3rd - Owen Edwards. Section 39 - Pencil Sketch: 1st - Cassandra Knouse; 2nd - Danyka Burnett; 3rd - James Stephen.

Field and Garden Class 20A - Sheaves Section 1 - Hard Red Spring Wheat: 1st - Cory Bart. Section 10 - Canola - Plants as grown: 1st - Cory Bart. Class 20D - Gardening Section 1 - Three Green Tomatoes: 2nd - Nancy Hards. Section 4 - Five Red Potatoes: 1st Ron McConnell; 2nd - Eric Jeschke; 3rd - Kathy Metheral. Section 5 - Five Russet Potatoes: 1st - Ron McConnell. Section 7 - One Head Early Cabbage: 1st - Ron McConnell. Section 9 - Eight Pods Peas: 1st Fran Edwards; 2nd - Gabrielle Knouse; 3rd - Rita Bart. Section 10 - Eight pods wax beans: 1st - Ron McConnell. Section 12 - Five Long Carrots - over 6 inches: 1st - Cassandra Knouse; 2nd Jocelyn Knouse; 3rd - Catrina Knouse. Section 13 - Five Short Carrots - under 6 inches: 1st - Eric Jeschke; 2nd Rita Bart; 3rd - Nancy Hards. Section 14 - Three Long Beets (cylindra): 1st - Jocelyn Knouse; 2nd - Ron McConnell; 3rd - Rita Bart.

Cattle Class 12 - Cattle and Sheep Stall Display 1st - Matthew Hordos. Class 13 - Beef Showmanship Section 1 - Pee Wee Showmanship: 1st - Sentes Farms. Section 2 - Junior Showmanship: 1st - Sentes Farms. Section 3 - Intermediate Showmanship: 1st - Morgan Ilg; 2nd - Michelle Hordos. Section 4 - Senior Showmanship: 1st - Matthew Hordos; 2nd - Sentes Farms; 3rd - Rena Hordos. Section 5 - Champion Showman: 1st - Matthew Hordos. Class 14 - Open Beef Show Section 1 - Heifer Calf - current year: 1st - Michelle Hordos; 2nd - Rena Hordos. Section 2 - Junior Female - previous year: 1st - Rena Hordos; 2nd - Sentes Farms; 3rd - Michelle Hordos. Section 3 - Female - 2 years with calf at side: 1st - Michelle Hordos; 2nd Sentes Farms; 3rd - Sentes Farms. Section 4 - Female - 3 years and over with calf at side: 1st - Matthew Hordos. Section 5 - Prospect Steer: 1st - Matthew Hordos; 2nd - Sentes Farms. Section 7 - Yearling Bull: 1st - Troy Davidson. Section 8 - Bull - 2 years and over: 1st - Morgan Ilg; 2nd - Matthew Hordos. Section 9 - Best Herd: 1st - Matthew

- Animals, mounted: 1st - Dennis Simpson. Section 30 - Set of 4 Coloured Snaps - Birds, mounted: 1st - Dennis Simpson. Section 32 - Set of 4 Coloured Snaps, Scenery, mounted: 1st - Colleen McNichol. Section 35 - Set of 4 Coloured Snaps - Sports, mounted: 1st - Dennis Simpson. Section 36 - Single Photo - Person(s), mounted: 1st - Donna Edwards; 2nd Dennis Simpson; 3rd - Kathy Williams. Section 37 - Snaps of Past Fair Days Mounted: 1st - Dennis Simpson. Section 38 - Photo of Nokomis and District, Mounted: 1st - Donna Edwards. Section 39 - Single Colour Photo -

Section 15 - Three Globe Beets: 1st - Ron McConnell; 2nd - Morgan Mills; 3rd - Haven Mills. Section 17 - Three Onions From Sets - Immature: 1st - Rita Bart; 2nd - Jocelyn Knouse; 3rd - Carolyn Knouse. Section 24 - Three Stalks Rhubarb: 1st - Kathy Metheral; 2nd - Eric Jeschke. Section 29 - One Plant Swiss Chard: 1st - Jocelyn Knouse; 2nd - Cassandra Knouse; 3rd - Kathy Metheral. Section 30 - One Heart of Celery: 1st - Kathy Metheral. Class 20E - Fruits Section 1 - Six Crabapples - any variety: 2nd - Lawrence Edwards. Section 2 - 12 raspberries - any variety: 1st - Catrina Knouse; 2nd - Jocelyn Knouse; 3rd - Cassandra Knouse. Section 4 - Three Apples - any variety: 1st - Carolyn Knouse; 2nd - Lorna Mansell; 3rd - Lawrence Edwards. Class 22 - Junior Gardening Section 3 - Creation Made of Homegrown Fruits and/or Vegetables: 1st Morgan Mills.

Section 13 - Display of Dahlias minimum 3 blooms, any variety: 1st Nancy Hards. Section 14 - Display of Lilies - minimum 3 blooms, any kind and color: 1st - Nancy Hards; 2nd - Donna Edwards. Section 16 - Daisies - 3 blooms, any kind: 1st - Carolyn Knouse; 2nd - Lorna Mansell; 3rd - Donna Morningstar. Section 17 - Rose - 1 in vase or bowl: 1st - Donna Morningstar; 2nd - Donna Edwards. Section 18 - Marigold - over 2”, 3 blooms: 1st - Tamara Maunder. Section 19 - Marigold - under 2”, 3 blooms: 1st - Donna Edwards. Section 21 - Lilies - 1 stem, any number of blooms: 1st - Donna Morningstar; 2nd - Nancy Hards. Section 24 - Bachelor buttons - 3 stems: 1st - Donna Morningstar. Section 26 - Single Petunias - 3 blooms on silver or oasis: 1st - Donna Edwards. Section 27 - Best Bouquet of Cut Flowers - in vase, mixed, filler allowed: 1st - Donna Edwards; 2nd - Lorna Man-

Flowers in a Quart Sealer: 1st - Bethany Pratchler. Section 5 - Garden Flowers in a Pint Jar: 1st - Daegan McNichol; 2nd Hallee McNichol. Buds and Blossoms Award Lorna Mansell

Home Canning Class 24 Section 1 - Certo Jam Special: 1st Michele Cruise-Pratchler; 2nd - Tamara Maunder; 3rd - Ilene Harding. Section 2 - Bernardin Specials - Subsection 2(1) - Jam/Jelly Award - any flavour: 1st - Ilene Harding. Section 3 - Green Beans: 1st - Rita Bart.

Section 26 - Raspberry Jelly: 1st Ilene Harding. Section 27 - Crabapple Jelly: 1st Michele Cruise-Pratchler; 2nd - Tamara Maunder; 3rd - Ilene Harding. Section 28 - Grape Jelly: 1st - Kathy Metheral. Section 29 - Freezer Jam: 1st - Carolyn Knouse. Section 30 - Salsa: 1st - Carolyn Knouse; 2nd - Lisa Morningstar; 3rd Kathy Metheral. Section 31 - Beet Pickles: 1st - Kathy Metheral; 2nd - Ilene Harding; 3rd Carolyn Knouse. Section 32 - Dill Pickles: 1st Lisa Morningstar; 2nd - Carolyn Knouse; 3rd - Donna Morningstar.

- Rita Bart; 2nd - Joyce Braun; 3rd Carolyn Knouse. Section 2 - Saskatoon Pie: 1st - Colleen McNichol; 2nd - Rita Bart; 3rd Carolyn Knouse. Section 3 - Tenderflake 2010 Apple Pie: 1st - Joyce Braun; 2nd - Carolyn Knouse; 3rd - Lorna Mansell. Section 4 - Raisin Pie: 2nd - Carolyn Knouse. Section 5 - Pumpkin Pie: 1st - Carolyn Knouse; 2nd - Colleen McNichol. Section 6 - Fleischmann’s Yeast Open Bread: 1st - Donna Morningstar. Section 7 - White Bread: 1st - Maureen Tait; 2nd - Rita Bart. Section 13 - Co-op Canola or Vegetable Oil - 3 Bran Muffins with Rai-

Section 29 - 3 Ginger Snap Cookies: 1st - Joyce Braun; 2nd - Lisa Morningstar. Section 30 - 3 Raisin Oatmeal Cookies: 1st - Rita Bart. Section 31 - 3 Whipped Shortbread Cookies: 1st - Ilene Harding. Section 32 - Chocolate Fudge with Nuts - 3 pieces: 1st - Donna Edwards. Section 33 - Nanaimo Bars - 3 pieces: 1st - Rita Bart; 2nd - Maureen Tait. Nokomis Pharmacy Award Rita Bart Class 26 - Junior Home Baking Section 2 - Robin Hood Flour Beginners Best Lunchbox Snack - 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies - 12 and under: 1st - Jocelyn Knouse; 2nd - Cally Morningstar; 3rd - Cassandra Knouse. 18 and Under Section 4 - 3 Cream Cheese Cupcakes: 1st - Lexi Neufeld. Section 5 - 3 Blondie Brownies: 1st

Sewing Section 16 - Quilt Runner: 1st - Carol Wright. Section 17 - Quilted Cushions: 2nd Michele Cruise-Pratchler. Section 18 - Quilt - Machine/Longarm - Machine Quilting: 1st - Carol Wright; 2nd - Donna Morningstar. Section 21 - Any Fleece Article: 1st Donna Edwards; 2nd - Kathy Williams. Section 23 - Any Sewing Not Listed: 1st - Donna Morningstar; 2nd - Colleen McNichol; 3rd - Kathy Williams. Photography Section 25 - Memory Page - Captioned and Decorated, no larger than 16” x 20”: 2nd - Donna Edwards. Section 26 - Memory Album: 2nd Donna Edwards. Section 27 - Set of 4 Coloured Snaps - People, mounted: 1st - Dennis Simpson; 2nd - Donna Edwards. Section 28 - Set of 4 Coloured Snaps

Section 40 - Article Made of Wood Sticks: 1st - James Stephen; 2nd - Mercedees Langer 3rd - Chloe Mills. Joan Wallman Award Cassandra Knouse Phyllis Harding Memorial Award (Grand Aggregate) Lorna Mansell

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Parade Floats Section 1 - Locally-Made Floats: 1st - Nokomis Legion; 2nd - Giant Pumpkin Growers (Eric Jeschke and Nancy Hards); 3rd - Nokomis Health Centre. Walking Individuals Section 2 - Costumes other than Clowns: 1st - Lacey Zdunich; 2nd - Kelsey Halstead; 3rd - Daegan McNichol. Vehicles and Equipment Section 1 - Vintage Vehicles and Equipment: 1st - Downey Farms. Section 2 - Modern Vehicles and Equipment: 1st - Town of Nokomis Fire Truck; 2nd - Hendry’s Western Service Station vehicles; 3rd - R.M. of Wreford No. 280 grader. Bicycles Section 3 - 9 years and over: 1st Emma Stephen; 2nd - Dylan Sebastion; 3rd - Wace Lloyd.

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Nokomis Golf Clubs hosts tournaments

The Nokomis Golf Club recently hosted two tournaments: the annual Members Closed Tournament on August 8, and the annual Open Tournament on July 18. In the Open Tournament, Gord McClelland took the Championship Flight, winning out over Bill Edwards and Barry Mortenson who placed second and third respectively. In the first flight,

Dave Miller took first place, followed by Lorne Mortenson and Gerry Halabaya. Gina Hatcher took the Ladies Championship, defeating Anita Hendry for the title. Barry Mortenson and Gina Hatcher won the long drive competitions, and Jim Braeman and Gina Hatcher took the closest to the pin awards. In the Members Closed

Tournament, Bill Edwards placed first, and Bob Hendry and Logan Mortenson tied for second. In ladies competition, Sandy Lewis and Gladys Rahn placed first and second respectively. Bill Edwards also took the closest to the pin award, while he and Gladys Rahn won the longest drive awards as well. -submitted by Bob Hendry

Nokomis Senior Golf Tournament

Nokomis Seniors hosted their annual tournament at the Nokomis Golf Club on Tuesday, August 10 with 41 golfers taking part. In the Men’s 70 Plus group, Reg Danbrook and Ken Edwards placed first and second in the first flight, and Palmer Unseth and Don Herr did likewise in the second flight. In the Ladies 70 Plus group, Ruth Edwards took first, and Joyce Johnson placed second. There were three flights of play in the Men’s 50 to 69 group. In

flight one, Joe Lambert and Jim Braeman placed first and second respectively. In flight two, Fred Gardner took first, over Reg Cummings, and in flight three, Rod Dueck and Keith Flavel placed first and second. There were two flights of play in the Ladies 50 to 69 group. In flight one, Nelsie Brownlee placed first, over Shirley Dueck, and in flight two, Darlene Gardner squeaked by Cecile Lambert. In the individual skills categories, Ron Koberinski and

Bob Hendry presents Ruth Edwards with her prize for placing first in the Ladies 70 Plus group.

Jeanie Halderson won the longest drive awards; Greg Hubick and Shirley Dueck won the closest to the pin awards, and Ruth Edwards won the longest putt award. The tournament wrapped up with an awards supper at the Golf Club, catered by the Nokomis Hotel. -submitted by Bob Hendry

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Gordon McClelland of Punnichy, SK, doesn’t let the sand greens bother him as he sinks his putt at the tournament.

SGA Rule of the Week Allocating Handicap Strokes in Match Play

Our local golf professional told us we were allocating handicap strokes incorrectly in Match Play. What is the correct method? Here is how to do it: 1) Determine the tees each player is playing from and determine the Course handicap for each player (stroke allowances) 2) The player with the lower handicap plays at scratch and the difference is the amount of strokes the higher player receives For example, Players A and B are about to have a match and Player A has a handicap factor of 20.5 and B has a 9.6. They are playing from the Blue tees at their local course (70.8/124 course/slope ratings). The Course Handicap Conversion Chart confirms Player A, to be a 22 handicap and Player B, an 11 handicap. Player B would play at scratch and Player A would receive 11 strokes on the 11 hardest handicapped holes on the course for their match. Daniel Rauckman Executive Director Saskatchewan Golf Association

from the sidelines It’s all about money in NHL’s summer This summer, the National Hockey League has become the Money Hockey League (MHL). It’s been all about money since the Chicago Blackhawks paraded around the ice with the Stanley Cup in mid-June. Since then, the news from the MHL has been about $$$$$ —freeagent signings with huge contracts; arbitration hearings with good and bad results for players; salary caps; and budgets. Way back when, summertime around the NHL was about charity golf tournaments, the occasional trade, a retirement announcement or two and hot-stove talk about the upcoming season. Now it’s all about money. Money may not be able to buy you love, but it can get you a goal-scoring forward. If the arbitrator agrees, that is. Ilya Kovalchuk signed a $102 million deal with New Jersey, who spread out the contract over 17 years so the Devils could circumnavigate the salary cap regulations. The NHL said no-can-do, so an arbitrator was called in. Chicago Blackhawks got to enjoy their Stanley Cup triumph for all of two or three days before the decimation of the champs’ roster began with the trading of playoff hero Dustin Byfuglien to Atlanta. Why? Salary cap restrictions, of course. Byfuglien was followed out the Blackhawks’ door by Kris Versteeg, Andrew Ladd, Ben Eager, John Madden, Adam Burish, Brent Sopel, Colin Fraser and another playoff hero, goalie Antti Niemi. Those players represented 80 goals from 2009-10 and Niemi was 16-6 in the playoffs. And the Hawks are still over the salary cap, thanks to ‘superstar’ salaries being paid to Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Marian Hossa. Niemi, who was awarded $2.7 million in an arbitration hearing, is now unemployed and looking for work after

the Hawks said that price tag was too rich for their budget. Filling the hole will be Marty Turco, formerly of Dallas, who signed for a mere million bucks. Fans in Montreal were stunned earlier in the MHL season when the Habs traded goalie Jaroslav Halak, who was walking on water for the Canadiens in the playoffs. Halak and fellow goalie Carey Price were both restricted free agents this summer, and GM Pierre Gauthier couldn’t keep them both. But Habs’ fans feel he kept the bum and traded the star. Why? Money. Budgets. Salary cap. The Blackhawks and their fans better enjoy their Cup title because odds are against their depleted roster repeating in 2010-11. Don’t blame it on the coaching staff. Blame it on the accounting office. • Groaner time: “A man dressed as a broccoli proposed to his girlfriend immediately after winning a veggie race at a Reading Phillies game,” noted RJ Currie of “Word is he once asked her to sneak off and get married, but she said, ‘Sorry, I cantaloupe’.” • NBC’s Jay Leno, on Bristol Palin breaking up with Levi Johnston again: “These two have called it quits more times than Brett Favre.” • Jay Mariotti, FanHouse: “If You Know Who actually is retiring from You Know What, I speak for a nation in asking him a sizable favour. This time, please don’t change your mind. I don’t want to remember you as Brett Farce.” • Jim Barach of WCHSTV in Charleston, W.Va., on research indicating that men who wear red are more attractive to women: “And all this time people thought Tiger Woods wore red on Sunday for luck at golf.” • Golfer James Mason, 59, to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, on playing on the Champions Tour: “It’s a hard way to make an easy living.” • Janice Hough, from “Brett Favre now says that he hasn’t decided on retirement, and

by Bruce Penton the decision won’t be about money. Too bad, otherwise there is a chance we could pay him to go away.” • Hough again: “Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th career home run last week. ‘That’s really awesome’ said absolutely no one outside New York.” • Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, jokingly to The Dallas Morning News, on the latest Favre retirement conjecture: “Again? Just use the same quotes I had last year, and the year before that.” • Headline at TheOnion. com: “Indians apologize for not having ace pitcher to trade to contender this year.” • Comedy writer Wendel Potter, after nary a player showed up at services for Yankee Stadium “Voice of God” Bob Sheppard: “There were more Yankees at Robert E. Lee’s funeral.” • Cam Hutchinson in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix: “Winnipeg’s new football stadium will begin to take shape after a massive hole is dug. I’m thinking this phase of construction should be named after Mike Kelly.” • Ian Hamilton of the Regina Leader Post: “The NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals bowed to the pressure exerted by wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco and signed petulant wideout Terrell Owens this week. The Bengals now have Ocho Cinco and Ocho Psycho.” • Steve Simmons in the Toronto Sun: “Why doesn’t the NHL just get it over with and move the Phoenix Coyotes to Winnipeg? There is no future, no hope, no chance, in Phoenix. End of story.” Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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AGRICULTURE Producers have more time to repay cash advances

Some cattle and hog producers facing hard financial times now have extra time to repay cash advances under the Advance Payment Program (APP). A stay on the repayment of livestock advances was announced August 6 by the federal government. Producers who took an advance in 2008-09 face the prospect of repaying large cash advances this fall, creating significant cash-flow pressures. A Stay of Default

allows livestock producers to spread their repayments out over a longer period of time and avoid default. Two new Stays of Default come into effect on October 1, 2010. Cattle producers will have until March 31, 2012 to repay amounts owed, with regular repayments to begin eight months from the start of the Stay. Hog producers will have until March 31, 2013 to repay amounts owed, with regular repayments to begin eighteen

months from the start of the Stay. “This announcement will strengthen our industry by providing producers the opportunity and time to review their cash flow, manage their financial obligations and focus on farming,” said Canada Pork Council President Jurgen Preugschas. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association President Travis Toews noted the CCA and provincial cattle associations

have been discussing the optimum timing of this deadline internally and with Ministers and their staff for months. “We knew the timing would be a challenge for some producers in the program. Making this announcement now will help producers make plans,” Toews said. “This flexibility strikes a good balance of working to clear up outstanding amounts while allowing producers to focus on the future.”

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man Marci Dube said. Dube said the checklist is a simple four-step process: 1. Line up seed early. Having seed in the yard or booked with your local seed grower will save time and headaches when seeding begins. Winter wheat acres are estimated to increase this fall, therefore on-farm storage will ensure seed is available for planting. 2. Have fertilizer at the farm. Contact your local farm supply dealer before seeding. If on-farm storage is not feasible, arrangements should be made so that fertilizer will be available when needed. 3. Prepare seeding equipment. Growers may have their seeding equipment fieldready with seed and fertilizer on board so seeding can start before the trucks are needed. Trucks to supply seed and fertilizer are often a limiting factor when seeding, so using seed wagons, hopper bins or borrowing trucks, if necessary, will help. This type of preparation will save precious time during harvest. 4. Control weeds and volunteers. Proper weed management prior to seeding can be a useful tool when establishing your winter wheat crop. The presence of weeds and volunteers can adversely affect the crop’s yield by competing for available light, nutrients, and moisture. “Experienced winter wheat growers know that the benefits of early harvest make adding seeding to their fall workload a great decision. Organization is the key to incorporating winter wheat into your cropping rotation. Ensure you take the proper steps to help you plan, prepare and seed successfully,” Dube added. Dube also noted that the Winter Wheat Grower Incentive Program offers financial incentives to seed winter wheat this fall. Ducks Unlimited Canada and Bayer CropScience offer the incentives through their Winter Cereals: Sustainability in Action initiative.

HURSH on Ag Issues Strained relations over land rents

With millions of acres unseeded this year, some unusual strains have been placed upon the relationship between land owners and renters. Most Saskatchewan grain farms are a combination of owned land and rented land. Rented acres are a big percentage of the overall land base. by Kevin Hursh Some renters with unseeded land are asking for a break on their cash rents. A few are saying they can’t afford to pay the rent, while others believe they shouldn’t have to pay because the land wasn’t seeded. This is a prime example of why contracts should be written and not verbal. Most cash rental contracts stipulate a payment per cultivated acre, which means the payment to the land owner should be made whether the land was seeded or not. In a few cases, contracts stipulate a payment per seeded acre. In these contracts, the landlord is taking the risk of unseeded land. We all have a tendency to discount the possibility of unusual circumstances. Saskatchewan has never had such a large area that couldn’t be seeded. You can bet that more land rental contracts in the future will contain provisions to account for the kind of disaster experienced this spring. If the renter and land owner want to share risk and rewards, they can develop a crop share type of lease. These remain quite common. However, in cash rental agreements, the renter is taking all the risk. Unless there are provisions to the contrary, the land owner is to be paid the stipulated rent whether there is a good crop or bad crop or no crop. Beyond the legality, is there a moral imperative for land owners to help out renters? Some observers say yes, while others bristle at this suggestion. After all, it was a contract entered into willingly by both parties. Agriculture is a business and should be treated that way. Plus, farmers with unseeded land will still receive some income. They are eligible for a $30 an acre government payment and most will get an Unseeded Acreage Payment from crop insurance that will total $30 to $40 an acre. From this $60 or $70 an acre, they will need to pay weed control costs for the year, but their other expenses will be limited. In some cases though, the land was fertilized or herbicides were applied and these inputs will be lost. On top of this, on rented land, the cash rent may be anywhere from $25 to $55 an acre. After all the expenses, there will be little or nothing to pay fixed costs and living expenses. The big unknown is support from AgriStability. Many grain producers have had some profitable years and have built up a strong reference margin. They will end up with a sizable payment from AgriStability to partially compensate for the big drop in this year’s income. Other producers, for a variety of reasons, will see limited support from AgriStability even though they have a lot of unseeded ground. For instance, many producers who also raise cattle have seen the cattle side of their operation drag down their reference margin. Unless a renter shares the information, it is impossible for and landlord to know the magnitude of AgriStability support that will be coming. In some instances, landlords will no doubt provide renters with a break, reducing or delaying the rental payments. In multi-year deals, the landlord might provide a break this year in return for additional benefits in subsequent years. Renting land isn’t always an arm’s length business consideration. Often the renter is a family member. In other cases, the renter has been farming the land for a long time. In a few cases, renters have paid bonuses to their landlords after really profitable years. This wasn’t required by the agreement, but it was a gesture that may now be reciprocated by the landlord in this washout year. Kevin Hursh is a consulting agrologist and farmer based in Saskatoon. He can be reached at Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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On July 26, many folks from Mesa Dunes RV Park, Mesa, Arizona, invaded Sask Beach. Twenty-two campers set up trailers, fifth wheels, etc. in the yards of Norm Gray and Kathy Gordon, the Volks, Aubichons and the Hildermans. One hundred and twenty-two winter snowbirds from all parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia, North Dakota and Iowa landed at the home of Norm and Kathy at Sask Beach to enjoy several days of visiting and socializing ‘Canadian-style!’ A huge bouquet to Young’s Equipment of Regina, who donated and delivered a huge barbecue to cook the pancake

breakfast for the crowd as well as a few supper barbecues. This particular barbecue was made from old Case combine parts and served the purpose well. Bob Bat of Regina cooked his famous cream can supper, the entire meal was prepared in a cream can. The meal consisted of corn on the cob, steamed onions, potatoes, and summer sausage. The lid of the cream can is wired on, creating a pressure cooker effect and within 30 minutes the meal is ready to serve. Amongst the crowd was Deb Hunter who operates the kitchen at the Candle Lake Golf Course, and Judy and Ted Nielson who operate a pontoon boat touring ser-

vice at Candle Lake and they were in charge of the supper fish fry. Jan and Don MacMurchy of Buena Vista Beach assisted with pontoon boat rides on Last Mountain Lake and they prepared beef on a bun lunch for all. A great time was had by all those in attendance and the agenda was ‘to have fun’ and by all reports the four or five days was a blast. It was great to have so many volunteers help make this gathering so enjoyable, and also the neighbours assisted days prior to and during the four days to make this event a huge success. Dick and Mae Clarke were in shock on Friday, July 30 when the doorbell rang and

there stood their son Darcy and Deanna from Dallas, Texas. The temperatures in Dallas were too hot for them so they decided to take a break from their jobs and come north to the cooler climate (low 30s). Also, their daughter Dawn and her girlfriend Linda and their kids from Calgary, arrived at the same time with a cheery ‘surprise.’A family annual turkey roast was planned for the Friday evening July 30 at Dick’s brother’s in Regina, and unbeknownst to Dick and Mae, the kids had been planning this surprise for a month. Darcy and Deanna had a wonderful time with family, renewing old times with some of the cousins that Darcy has not seen in ten years and all

of them whom Deanna had yet to meet. Dawn and Peyton thoroughly enjoyed the visit as well, and the shock of watching Dick and Mae speechless, that does not happen very often. The remainder of their time was enjoyed relaxing on the beach at Kannata Valley, as well as boating and water skiing with friends and just enjoying the cooler Canadian temperatures. 30 degrees here is wonderful compared to Dallas, Texas right now; their temperatures are high 39 - 40 degrees with 100 per cent humidity. At these times in Dallas air conditioners run 24/7. Recent visitors to the Sask Beach home of Dennis and Lorna Friess was their daugh-

ter Dawn and Steve Ioanidis and family from Camrose, AB. Two of the grandchildren spent some extra time with grandma and grandpa as Dennis and Lorna had brought them back with them after their trip to BC and Alberta a few weeks prior. Time was spent on the lake boating, seadooing and tubing and of course the football game. Lots of family fun time together. The community sends birthday wishes to Rick Anderson who just recently celebrated a birthday. Depending on where you are, senior citizens age begins at 55, 60 and 65, I believe Rick falls somewhere in one of those categories. - Mae Clarke

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Public notice is hereby given that the Council of the Resort Village of Glen Harbour intends under The Planning and Development Act, 2007, to amend the Zoning Bylaw 1/91, known as the Zoning Bylaw, portions of Part 5.5 2A, Part 5.6 2A, and Part 5.7 2A to be amended by adding Recreational Vehicles.

Phone • 725-3030

INTENT One recreational vehicle with a valid licence will be permitted per residential lot. PUBLIC INSPECTION The bylaw may be inspected by any person located outside the village, on the community bulletin board or on the website at Copies are available at the village office. PUBLIC HEARING Written and verbal submissions respecting the bylaw will be considered by council at a public meeting on the 28th day of August, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Gazebo in the Resort Village of Glen Harbour. Issued at the Resort Village of Glen Harbour this 12th day of August, 2010.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

J.A. Ebbes Clerk


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The Young Brothers (three of them) who reside in the Mesa Dunes RV Park in Arizona provided some of their local talents at the evening wiener roast sing along.

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Last Mountain Scout Open House, Saturday, August 21, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Calling all Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders. Last Mountain Scouts is having an Open House to re-start the group. Come out to Strasbourg Ball Park and have fun at our Mini-Scout Camp. Games, crafts. Barbecue - 6:00 p.m. Come by and see if this is for you. Bring the whole family! For more information call John or Syrita Emery 7253138. 38p The Silton Silhouettes are holding their information and registration night on August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Silton Hall. Elsa McKenzie is now going to be teaching all the kids. Also, last year’s fees were only $80.00 per semester. For more information please call Kaylee at 731-2720. 38-39c

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Raymore Tornado Fundraiser Raymore Sports Ground ~ Friday, August 20 ~ • Dance – 9:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.


Semans RCMP reports from the area News Phone 528-2020 Recently in Victoria, the Nicolson sisters – Margaret Dickson from Regina, Mary Stokes from Calgary, Jean Stinson and Ida (Simpson) Waylett of Victoria had a wonderful afternoon at the home of Dorcas (Holyoak) Nicolson reminiscing about Semans School days, the dances, looking at pictures of ‘days gone by’ and thoughts of Semans friends. Our best wishes to the ones who remember us. -submitted by Ida Waylett

~ Saturday, August 21~ • Old Time Music – 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. $10.00 if not attending supper • Steak or Chicken BBQ – 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advance tickets only - $30.00 per ticket • Silent Auction – 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Live Auction – 9:30 p.m. • Dance & Fireworks to follow Contact: Blaine 746-7574 • Chris 746-7629 • Aaron 746-7244 • Mitch 746-7722 • Jim 746-2039 • Terry 554-8220 • Shiela 746-7085 • Derek 746-4494 • Byron 746-7760 or Harvey 1-780-838-7222 38c


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RCMP at Southey have provided a few more details of the single vehicle rollover which occurred approximately 1 km north Govan, SK, during the early morning hours of August 5. Four occupants of the car, including the driver were transported by ambulance to the Regina General Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained as a result of the accident. Southey RCMP continue to investigate in conjunction with RCMP Traffic Services from Regina. The Southey RCMP are also seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for a ‘Break and Enter’ at Govan, Saskatchewan. Sometime between early July and August 6, 2010, an abandoned house on an acreage just north of Govan was broken into. Windows were smashed and belongings inside the house were thrown around but nothing appears to have been taken. Police also report vandalism to property at 502 Elgin Street in the town of Govan. Over the past number of months the vacant building has been the subject of many acts of property damage including broken lights, windows, and interior damage. Anyone with information relating to any of these or any other crime, is asked to call the Southey RCMP Detachment at 726-5230, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477. Police report a number of instances of theft and vandalism over the past number of weeks. Overnight on August 7, two bales were lit on fire in the RM of McKillop. The bales were in a field on the east side of the road three miles south of the junction between Highway 322 and

Highway 220. On July 26 a ‘Men Working’ highway traffic sign, belonging to the Town of Southey, was stolen south of Southey on Highway 6. The Southey Detachment is also seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for a theft at Saskatchewan Beach. Sometime between July 11 and July 15 a black 16 ft. home-built flat-deck trailer with Saskatchewan license plate 456 HLB was stolen from a residence in Saskatchewan Beach. The RCMP is still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for a break, enter and theft at MacPheat Park earlier this past spring. A residence was broken into and thousands of dollars worth of tools and other items were stolen. Lanigan RCMP is requesting the assistance of the public with a complaint of firearms being shot off near populated areas. At approximately 8 P.M. on July 31, Lanigan RCMP received a complaint of shots being fired in a field very close to the town limits of Leroy. A vehicle was seen leaving the area from where the gun shots occurred. The vehicle is described as a foreign model van dark blue or black in colour with a white and blue swirl, like a wave, on the side of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call Lanigan RCMP at 365-1370 or Crime Stop-

pers at 1-800-222-8477. Watrous RCMP are continuing their investigation into a rash of thefts reported July 18, 2010. Investigation has revealed three businesses were victimized. A white Ford F350 Crew Cab truck was stolen from the lot of the GMC dealership, a trailer was taken from the grain elevator and then four power lawn implements were stolen and loaded on the trailer. The truck with the lawn implements and trailer was seen south bound on # 2 Highway. The power lawn implements are a John Deere garden tractor, with attached bucket and tiller, a zero turn John Deere lawn mower, and two John Deere push mowers. The truck should be recognizable as it was equipped with a 6 inch lift making it quite high. Investigation reveals two men arriving in the area the night before around 11:30 P.M. The first is described as being Caucasian, approximately 185 lbs, 5'5 to 5'7 and clean cut, wearing a grey hoodie and black pants, with black running shoes. The second is taller with a skinny build. He was wearing a black hoodie and black pants with white shoes and dark hair. Both men appeared to be about 30 years of age. Anyone with information is asked to call Watrous RCMP at 946-3316 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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House for Rent in Lockwood. Phone 306-528-2130 for details. 37-38c FOR RENT– Senior Social Housing. Rent is based on income. For information, contact Nokomis Housing Authority, Box 26, Nokomis, SK, S0G 3R0. 528-2204. 5ctf

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Danceland, Manitou Beach offers entertainment for: August 20 – Phoenix, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight; August 22 – Last Mountain Boys Gospel Show, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; August 27 – Len Gadica, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. Buffets before every dance 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Phone 1-800267-5037 for info or reservations. Check our website for updated schedule: www. or e-mail: 38c

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In the estate of Joyce Evelyn Strauss, late of Strasbourg, Saskatchewan, deceased.

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All claims against the above estate, duly verified by Statutory Declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of August, 2010.

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Now hiring 2nd, 3rd, & 4th year electrical apprentices. Competitive wages and benefits paid. Please contact Preus Electric Ltd. Phone: 306-867-8209 Email: 38p Restaurant/Bar in Busy Oil Area. Hiring: Line Cooks, Assistant Kitchen Manager, Dishwashers, Servers. Call 306.453.2044 or Fax resume 306.453.2053 38p

BUILDING FOR SALE OR MAIN FLOOR FOR RENT – Great location for starting your own business. 101 Mountain St., Strasbourg. 940 sq. ft. on each level, full basement and 3-bedroom suite on second floor. Must be seen to be appreciated. Suite is presently rented. Call for viewing 725-4145 days or 725-4595 evenings. 38p

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ALL CLAIMS against the above Estates, duly verified by Statutory Declaration and with particulars and valuation of security held, if any, must be sent to the undersigned before the 31st day of August, 2010.



Lowell R. Strauss, Executor Box 247 Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 (306) 836-4466

IN THE ESTATE OF WILFRED ARTHUR NORNBERG and IN THE ESTATE OF LOYN LORRAINE NORNBERG, both late of the district of Nokomis, in the Province of Saskatchewan, deceased.


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WANTED – Two steel bins, 1650 bu., floors or no floors. Phone 725-4944. 37-38p

ctf FOR SALE – 2000 red Chev Ventura 8 passenger van, auto, ps, pw, pl. 176,000 km. New tires, transmission just serviced, no rust. $4,000.00, O.B.O. Phone 306-7378577. 37-38c DAVE’S AUTOWRECKING & TOWING– 24 Hr. Towing Service - Auto Club approved. Call us for all your used car and truck part needs- motors, body parts, etc. Small tractor and farm machinery hauling available. Used Cars and Trucks for Sale. Call 306-7253450. 22ctf FOR SALE – 1989 Chev Caprice car, good condition, some rust. $1,500.00, OBO. Phone 725-4541. 38-41p

The family of the late Wilfred and Loyn Nornberg would like to express our heartfelt thanks to friends, and neighbours from the Nokomis and surrounding communities, for their hugs and support, condolences, cards, food and flowers upon the sudden passing of our parents and grandparents. A special thank you to the Nokomis Baptist Church ladies for providing and serving the lunch, and to all who helped with the funeral and lunch on the day. Your kindness and expressions of support towards us will always be remembered and are deeply appreciated. 38c

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Green Tips With school season rapidly approaching, it’s time to re-evaluate the idea of lunch in a new, green light. Here are some tips for making lunches that are healthy as well as easy on the pocketbook and the environment. First start with the lunch bag. Stay away from anything disposable, so say no

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to the brown paper bag. Lunch kits and bags made from PVC plastic are not good options either. PVC is toxic to the environment when disposed of and there are also health concerns around the chemicals in it. Better options are a sturdy canvas or fabric bag, or a metal lunch kit. Both can be readily cleaned and used

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Green lunches – Not just a salad anymore for years. Next up is the packaging for the food. Avoid disposable items such as plastic wrap and bags. Or, be frugal and reuse the bags by washing them and letting them air-dry. Invest in reusable containers of different sizes – plastic or glass. However, while many plastic containers are considered safe to microwave, the jury is still out on whether

PROFESSIONAL SALES CONSULTANTS required. Be a part of Central Alberta’s largest volume Ford dealer. We offer a competitive pay plan with aggressive bonus structures, vehicle allowance and Central Alberta’s largest inventory of new and used vehicles. If you are looking to be part of our winning team: Please forward your resume: Attention: Dean Brackenbury GSM or Dan Anderson SM. Email: Fax 780-352-0986. Toll free 1-800-232-7255. Reporter/Photographer. Reliable vehicle and a valid drivers license required, benefits available. Wages commensurate with experience and education. Send resume, clips of recent stories and photos to the Weyburn Review, Box 400, Weyburn, Sk. S4H 2K4. Attention Darryl Ward, publisher. Email:

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doing so results in harmful chemicals being released into the food. For items that need to be microwaved in the packaging, consider a sturdy glass container. Another option is stainless steel insulated containers that keep the food warm or cold. While it is always tempting to reach for pre-packaged lunch options, resist the temptation! Not only is the

nutrition content of these foods questionable, they also create a large amount of unnecessary waste and are pricey. It’s worth the extra effort to put two cookies, or a handful of carrots, or crackers and cheese in a reusable bag or container rather than reaching for the over-packaged versions. For drinks, get a reusable drink bottle, preferably stain-

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Drake News Dorothy Wolter 363-2148

I am grateful for the Lockwood news giving an update of the Lockwood Twilighters baseball team. They came in second in 2009. Visiting Jim and Belle Mullet the weekend of August 8 were their son-inlaw Rob and daughter Lina McDonald and their two sons Bobby and Jesse from Lewiston, Idaho. On their way home they stopped in Edmonton to visit Lina’s sister, 16-year-old MaryAnn who is recovering from a snowboarding accident. Hugh and Karen Beck and family were guests of Floyd and Carolyn Bartel. Prayers and get well

wishes and thinking of Ben Neufeld (Susan), Frank Dyck and Dallas Dyck in the hospital, Abe Dick of Rosthern and anyone not feeling up to par. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Tiefengrund Mennonite Church was Agnes Ewert. She visited and stayed for two weeks with relatives at Laird, Sask. Agnes was the oldest to attend the celebration of over 300. Bill and June (daughter) Cairns of Clavet took Agnes to Laird and daughter Myrna brought Agnes back to Drake. George and Marie Fast are bound for Beechy, Sask. where son-in-law Kelly and

daughter Lori and family live. Back in 1984 when Dorothy Wolter moved to Drake the Fasts lived across the street for many years. Saskatoon beckoned and George and Marie moved to Saskatoon for awhile. A few years ago they moved back and settled on a farm southwest of Drake. The town will not be the same without them. They will be sorely missed. Get well wishes to Anne Braun of Langham and Kate and Henry Bartel now in the Parkland Lodge in Lanigan. If anyone has news they wish to share please call me at 363-2148. - Dorothy Wolter

Crop Report THE WEEKLY

Harvest is just getting underway in some parts of Saskatchewan with the swathing and combining of winter cereals, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report for the week ending August 9. Harvest is furthest advanced in Southern Saskatchewan, where just over one per cent of the total crop has been harvested. Across the province, less than one per cent of the total crop has been harvested. The fiveyear provincial average (2005 to 2009) for this time of year is five per cent harvested. When broken down by crop, three per cent of the winter wheat, two per cent of the fall rye and one per cent of the peas have been combined.

Haying is continuing, however rain, high humidity and heavy dew continue to slow progress. Cropland topsoil moisture is rated as 15 per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate and 10 per cent short. Topsoil moisture on hay land and pasture is rated as eight per cent surplus, 76 per cent adequate, 15 per cent short and one per cent very short. The majority of crop damage is being caused by hail, disease and insects. Rain and hail storms moved through some areas of the province last week. Across the province farmers are busy haying, scouting fields, hauling grain, controlling insects and getting ready for harvest.

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proaches to trade. Colombia is a dynamic emerging market with a population of 48 million and an economy with high growth potential. In 2009, trade on commodities with Colombia totaled $1.2 billion. Opportunities for further growth will be facilitated by the implementation of the Canada-

Markets for manure Once thought of only as ‘that big smelly pile behind the barn’ or as fertilizer for the fields, the accumulated waste produced by a farmer’s livestock can actually represent dollars in a farmer’s pockets. In some locations close to densely populated centers, there is a growing market for manure as a home vegetable and flower garden fertilizer. Gardening is the fastest growing leisure activity in North America and fertilizerstarved home gardeners are in constant need of inexpensive, top-quality growing aids. Known for years by farmers as liquid gold, farm manure is finding a new home on lawns and gardens in the suburbs. To make manure saleable, a liquid/solid separator must be used. The liquid portion of the manure is applied to the farmer’s own land base and

the solid portion is processed and packaged for sale. These days just about every garden centre across the country is offering sheep, poultry or cattle manure in convenient plastic bags for transport and home use. Liquid manure systems lend themselves more readily to the sale of manure than do other systems. This is due to several factors. The most important is the consistency of the product. Many large farm operations do not have sufficient land to efficiently, and safely, utilize the amount of manure that is produced. At the same time, more and more municipalities are passing rigid farm waste disposal legislation. Rather than paying to have the manure removed or risking prosecution for illegal farm spreading, it is far easier to use the excess animal waste as a valuable source of added income.

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Visiting with the Jason Dumanski family is Lindsay’s niece, Julia. Judy and Ken Dumanski motored to Edmonton to visit with Kris, Mandy and Covey Dumanski. Hilton Hughes and Lil James were in Regina to watch Josh Hughes play ball. The Red Sox won their series opener against Moose Jaw. While there, they also visited with Walker James, Ern, Cheryl and Jody Hughes, who also attended the game. ____________

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Kiddies nowadays are used to seeing cartoon animals dressed like people, and doing all the things people do. This is called anthropomorphism. There are varying degrees of attributing human qualities to other creatures – they may talk, like the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, but still behave like their natural selves, or they may go all the way and walk around on their hind legs like Mickey Mouse, or drive cars and live in a world occupied by their own species like the Berenstain Bears. There is no antonym for anthropomorphism in any thesaurus. I find this strange, for in my experience people often behave like animals. I have been run over – literally – by a line-up of people in a bus depot when the departure gate was changed. I was unfortunate enough to be near the back of the line-up when everybody turned around and surged the other way, knocking me down in the process. When the stampede was over, I picked myself up, went back home, soaked in a hot bath and went to bed. Not much later, I had a similar experience after a snowstorm. When traffic moved again, I was pushed into the high step of one of Toronto’s old streetcars and ended up with


a gashed leg. I went back home that time too, consoling myself with visions of people going over a cliff like at Buffalo Jump. The Three Little Kittens are often a child’s first introduction to anthropomorphism. Tiny tots probably don’t even notice that there is no daddy in the story, but in today’s free love culture single parent families, especially when that parent is a teenaged mother, are all too common. There are probably many more examples of humans behaving like other life forms, but the species I identify with are birds and rodents. Crows, bowerbirds and pack rats can’t resist collecting stuff they have no practical use for, just like me. There really should be an antonym for anthropomorphism. Martha can be reached at or check out her new website online at

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Provincial news briefs

Changes to cottage fees in Provincial Parks The 2,162 cottage owners in Saskatchewan’s provincial parks will soon see changes to the lease fees for cottage lots in the parks. Thirty-two per cent of cottage owners will see their lease fees increase by $300 or more a year. Fee increases will be staged in maximum $300 annual increments and capped at $1200. Sixty-eight per cent of cottage owners will see fee increases of less than $300 while some will see a fee decrease. Cottage owners in provincial parks pay two types of fees: land lease fees and direct service fees. The new land lease fee structure was determined through consultations with the executive of the Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Cabin Owners’ Association (SPPCOA). The new fee structure uses a recent assessment value of the cottage lots within provincial parks. The individual impact on cottage owners will vary based on the value of the land. Meanwhile, direct services fees are also being updated. While some of these fees will increase in certain parks, overall they will be slightly less than in 2009. Direct service fees are cost-recovery fees that vary from park to park and reflect the cost of services provided to cottage owners, ensuring that taxpayers are not subsidizing services to cottage owners.

Hantavirus case reported A case of hantavirus infection has been reported in West Central Saskatchewan. There have been 20 cases of Hantavirus reported in Saskatchewan since 1994, including four cases in 2004, one case in 2008 and one case so far in 2010. “Even though there have been only a small number of cases of Hantavirus in Saskatchewan, it is important to take the necessary precautions,” Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab said. “Hantavirus can be a serious and potentially fatal illness. It begins with flu-like symptoms and can progress very quickly into severe lung infection and shortness of breath.” Humans are most often exposed to the virus by breathing in air particles contaminated by deer mouse saliva, urine or droppings containing infectious hantaviruses. Hantavirus infection be-

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food, water and garbage in containers with tightly fitted lids; keeping yard clean, and storing woodpiles above the ground and away from the home; and being aware of animal droppings and nesting materials, and taking appropriate precautions to avoid exposure.

Homebuilders ask for extension The Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Homebuilders Association is asking the Federal government to extend the deadline for economic stimulus projects to be completed. The association says adverse weather on the prairies has delayed many projects. “The Association will be appealing to the Federal Government to extend the economic stimulus deadline in order to accommodate for unforeseen weather conditions during the 2010 building season,” states Alan Thomarat, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Saskatchewan. “Growing pressure to deliver projects funded through this stimulus program before the deadline

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dential construction industry,” Thomarat added. Total housing starts for the province for the month of July grew from 197 units in 2009 to 342 units in 2010, representing an increase of over 73 percent. Year-to-date, total housing starts in the province rose from 906 units in 2009 to 1,847 units in 2010. Municipalities throughout the province such as Lloydminster, Prince Albert, Estevan and the Battlefords are also benefitting from this upward trend. The Canadian Home Builders’Association says it believes that government and industry must continue to work together to fill the need for appropriate and attainable housing today and for the long-term.


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Third annual LMVBA Show & Shine The Last Mountain Valley Business Association (LMVBA) hosted its third annual Show & Shine on August 7. The 35 entries attracted crowds of car enthusiasts and the curious who checked out the colourful display of vintage and unique vehicles of all descriptions. The paint and chrome gleamed under the bright summer sun as owners proudly presented their prized collectibles and shared their passion for their hobby with others. Onlookers were invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award, and though the competition was tough with plenty of interesting entries, the award was presented to Ken and Janice Swanston for their 1928 Model A.

Home-built ‘rod made by Bob Green of Majestics Car Club, Regina.

Ken Swanston in his 1928 Model A, winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Yellow Chev Belair (far left), black ‘53 Mercury Monterey and blue 1965 Buick LeSabre (owned by Doug & Beth Krugal) along with a dark green 1977 Dodge Monaco Brougham (owned by Wilf Knaus)

Kelly Kirk of Nokomis shows his gold coloured rear-engine pickup with an Olds Toronado drive train, suicide doors and a flip-forward hood, to Rick McKenzie (right).

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On Sunday, August 8, Harry Hine and Ilene Harding drove to Leask, SK, to attend a pig roast and potluck supper. It was held at the farm of Carol and Barry Duck (Harry’s nephew). Approximately 180 were there. They also visited the cemetery where Harry’s folks are buried, and the little United Church in the country that he attended and also the farm where he grew up. What beautiful country. From a distance they could see Fort Carlton across the river. They spent the night with Harry’s sister-inlaw, Elsie Duck. On August 10, Barrie McClughan held a farewell tea in honour of Ethel Kells. Ethel leaves shortly to make her home at the care-home in Earl Grey. We all wish her well. Doug Grigor of Mayfair spent a week with his cousin Hazel Chute while his wife Alice, son Guy, and grandson Cody were holidaying in Australia. Visiting with Hazel Chute were Sharon and Wayne Sundquist; Kevin, Karen Pearce, Callum and Holly Sundquist; Leanne Spencer and Nolan Cummings, all of Sherwood Park, AB. They were all here for the Ole Sundquist family reunion August 7 and the Venn 100th Anniversary August 8. Wayne and Sharon Busch and Lavern and Alvena Sobus attended the Western Canada Pee Wee A Championship Girls Ball. These games were held in Strathmore, AB, from August 5 to 8, 2010. Their granddaughter Hannah Sobus plays third base for the Lloydminster Rebels. Hannah had quite a following at her games, as two of her uncles and their wives from the area also attended the games – Michael and Rhonda Busch and Brent and Cindy Busch. The outcome of the tournament left the Lloyminster Rebels out of the medals after a tie breaking game ended with a win for a Saskatoon team. On August 11, Debbie Case from 100 Mile House, BC, visited at the home of her cousin Alex and June Munroe in Nokomis. Lylie Herman and Calvin Harding went to Kindersley, SK, and took Rick Harding with them to Beaverlodge, AB, to visit cousins Alvin and Linda Harding. While there they also visited other cousins. On their way home, they stopped in Kindersley to watch Calvin’s grandson Clayton Artymovich play baseball in a provincial tournament on August 5. They returned to Nokomis on August 9, bringing Rick with them for a short visit. See the Sports Section (page 12) for results from the Nokomis Golf Club annual Members Closed Tournament and Open Tournament and the Nokomis Senior Golf Tournament.

Dear Editor: The following letter was also sent to Premier Brad Wall, local MLA and Minister of Health. As an MS sufferer of 21 years, I very much appreciate your government’s decision to fund CCSVI research. Because of the rapid speed at which this new direction in MS has taken, my big concern is that proper information is not being communicated through the media to the public and even to political leaders like yourself. First of all, CCSVI has already been confirmed as a real medical condition by 47 countries from around the world. On Tuesday, July 27, 2010, in New York, a group of interventional radiologists and other specialists from around the world, from Kuwait to Costa Rica, came together to share their experiences in testing and treating CCSVI. Jointly, they have already tested and treated (Angioplasty) hundreds of MS patients; and they were all in agreement that there is a definite connection between CCSVI and MS. All these world class doctors are already light years ahead of anyone who is just now proposing three and four year studies to reinvent the wheel. We do not need to stop and research the life preserver while people are drowning. Secondly, Dr. Zamboni’s research was brought to the attention of the MS Society’s science committee in early 2009 by a Dr. Ashton Embry, the founder of the second largest MS charity in Canada, DIRECT-MS. After they showed no interest in Zamboni’s ground breaking discovery, he then contacted Avis Favaro of CTV, and of course we all

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are aware of what happened next. If not for Dr. Embry’s hard work and CTV W5, Dr. Zamboni would still be trying to get the medical world’s attention like Dr. Schelling before him. It has been quite clear from the very beginning, that IF the MS Society had been serious about finding the cause of MS, they would have been at the forefront of this exciting paradigm shift. Now the MS Society’s researchers will waste three or more precious years and spend 2.4 million on seven studies and NOT open up the veins of one person in their study groups. I guess one plus one does not equal two anymore. CCSVI testing (safe with Doppler Ultrasound) and the treatment (low-risk Angioplasty) under our health care system would cost less than one month of the DMDs (Disease Modifying Drugs) that the taxpayer is subsidizing month after month, year after year, and do not give anyone improved quality of life. We can do the research like other countries are doing, i.e., Kuwait, Jordon, Poland, Bulgaria, etc., and soon others; do the testing and treatment when required, but do the research along the way. The medical community cannot have it both ways! If CCSVI is induced by or is the cause of MS – treat it. If CCSVI has no connection to MS – treat it. Medically, there can not be anything good that comes from impaired blood flow from the brain. Yours truly, Lawrence Beeler Nokomis, SK

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Crews were putting the finishing touches on the new metal roofing work on the RM of Wreford office building on Main Street in Nokomis last week, and just in time, as rain clouds threatened from the west.

Singing the blues in the garden High summer in Saskatchewan and as I wandered through the backyard this morning, the lyrics of a hit song of ‘my generation’ began playing in my head... “I never felt more like singing the blues”. No, the blues didn’t have to do with the holes in the garden created by the losses of last winter. Singing the blues has to do with the blues in my garden; pale blue/ whites, sky blues, deep intense blues, blues that are almost purple. Blue flowers have sung in all the gardens of my life, starting with those ‘heavenly blues’ morning glories climbing up the porch of my childhood home. When my own gardens came into being, blue flowers were always present and I rarely create a flowering container which doesn’t include sapphire trailing lobelia. Very early in spring, blue and white striped squill (Puschkinia libanotica) appears near the cherry tree. They are the only early spring bulbs which re-appear each spring without fail in the climate of my garden. They are followed by oldfashioned purple and purple and white iris. Then violas or johnny-jump-ups with purple/ blue (and yellow and white) begin showing up just about anywhere, including cracks in the sidewalks. I begin to lose track as P. patens, otherwise known as crocus, unfolds fuzzy pods. Lupines in several shades of blue spread out behind the iris. Scabiosa, pincushion flower by its common name, produce blue to mauve flowers and self seed freely. New seedlings are easily transplanted. They are entirely hardy, if surviving last winter is any indication. Try a dwarf variety, Scabiosa columbaria ‘Misty Buttons’. Meanwhile, the cranesbill geranium G. ‘Johnson’s Blue’ opens bright blue flowers just in front of the oriental poppies. By midsummer, sky blue flowers of Linum, or flax, float on delicate stems while delphinium in various shades of blue line the back fence. One of the thymes, probably T. vulgaris, spreads a mauve/purple carpet under the cherry tree. Light blue bells chime from

the peachleaf bellflower (Campanula persicifolia). Some of the other campanulas have not proved hardy. Bachelor buttons (Centaurea montana) self seed freely and bloom more or less where they wish. The catmint Nepeta ‘Dropmore Blue’ jostles a blue-flowered allium whose name I don’t know. It arrived years ago as a gift from a friend. It also self seeds and gets removed from places where it isn’t wanted. In the past few days, the balloon flowers, Platycodon grandiflorum, have opened. Prior to opening, the flower buds swell up, resembling a balloon. The plants are about five years old, hard, and each year the ‘balloons’ and the flowers get larger. Years ago when living on the farm and experimenting with herbs of all kinds, I discovered borage. Borage also has sky blue flowers and self seeds with abandon. Again, where it isn’t wanted, it is re-

moved. The sky blue flowers, as well as the young leaves, are edible and often turn up as part of green salads in my house. So many blues in the garden and so many more to grow. Globe thistle and gentians are next on the ‘add’ list. In another garden in another time, monk’s hood survived Prince Albert winters. I have still to try Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium caeruleum), False Indigo (Baptisia australis), Sea Holly (Eryngium spp.). Veronica, or Speedwell, also comes with blue flowers in varying shades. So far I have resisted adding something to the garden which is named Speedwell. And there are more. As new cultivars appear and if I am prepared to push the zone limits, it appears that my garden will be singing the blues for a long time to come. Winona Senner Prairie Master Gardener


Friday, October 8th, 2010 Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres @ 5:30 p.m. Dinner, Auction & Raffles to follow NOKOMIS CENTENNIAL HALL Tickets: $25.00 per person Contact Colleen at 528-4681, Penny at 528-4450 or any Legion member. Final Ticket Sales – Sept. 30th LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE


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Exhibition wraps up for another year

A highlight of the summer for many Saskatchewan children, teens and adults alike, is the annual Exhibition held in Regina and Saskatoon. This year, Regina held their ‘Queen City Ex’ from August 4 to 8, while the Saskatoon Exhibition was held the following week, August 10 to 15. Many from the area attended the Exhibition this year, enjoying the rides, games, exhibits, entertainment, etc., and some going just to catch the concerts at the Grandstand with bands in Regina including LMFAO, Collective Soul, Weird Al Yankovic, Nokomis’ own Kenny Shields and Streetheart and Doc Walker with the Roadhammers closing the Queen City Ex on Sunday. The Saskatoon Exhibition had some great acts as well, with Three Days Grace opening night, Stereos, Three Dog Night, Reginaborn Colin James and Hedley the final night of the Ex. As the 2010 Exhibition was drawn to a close on Sunday night, many are left to anticipate another funfilled Exhibition that is sure to befall in the summer of 2011. -SK




Fans of music of all genres are never left disappointed with the selection of various bands asked to play at the Exhibition Grandstand. Rock fans in Saskatoon were especially thrilled to have Three Days Grace perform on Tuesday with supporting acts Danko Jones and Hinder. Pictured above are Three Days Grace members performing on Tuesday night: (left to right) lead guitarist Barry Stock, vocalist and rhythm guitarist Adam Gontier, drummer/keyboardist Neil Sanderson (behind) and bassist Brad Walst. The band captivated the crowd with numerous songs from each of their three studio albums, and to mix things up, even tossed in a cover of Phil Collins’ best-known hit In the Air Tonight.


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can allow for the possibility that a higher plan is unfolding which will serve our highest good, even if at the moment it makes no sense, we can begin to move forward. Our first steps may be tentative, and we take a few steps forward and then a few back, but slowly we will move ahead. We must hold to the belief that some good will ultimately come, and practice patience until we see it. We can make the choice to be a survivor rather than a victim. This choice will make all the difference. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist based out of Alberta.








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dren, the loss of extended family, and often, the loss of the family home. The one who has been left will feel all of this grief, plus the sense of unfairness, betrayal and intense pain. There may be fear for the future, and even a temporary loss of identity or that part of one’s identity that was tied to the relationship. There must be time for grieving the losses, but there also must eventually be a letting go of the old life and a building of the new. If the focus is on how this should never have happened and now life is ruined, there will be only bitterness, resentment, negativity, depression and even anxiety. If, on the other hand we





“Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can’t prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you’re presented with and moving on.” - Blaine Lee

When the marriage is over ried, most of us assume we will share the rest of our life with our beloved. We see ourselves building a life: getting a home, perhaps having a family, enjoying graduations and weddings, retirement and being grandparents together. Sometimes it turns out not to be happily ever after. There may be a slow growing apart, a stormy history of conflict, hurt and resentment, or a shocking end triggered by infidelity, or a partner falling out of love. This throws us into crisis, regardless of the role we play. Even one who ends the relationship will go through a grieving process. There is grief for the lost dreams, the future that will never be, the changes in the lives of chil-




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A view from the ferris wheel on the opening night of the Saskatoon Exhibition. The day was rather cool and rainy, but by evening, most of the clouds were already clearing for a warmer day on Wednesday.








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Angela’s Dance Academy is now accepting registration for the ‘30th Anniversary’ season. Classes offered in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, baton, production and adult to girls and boys ages 2-1/2 & older. To register please attend registration nights August 23 or August 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the studio. For further info please call Angela at 725-3710 (studio) or 7254167 (home). Classes for everyone, come out and enjoy the experience of a dance education and help celebrate ‘30 Years Of Excellence’ with our fabulous dance family! 37-39c Last Mountain Pioneer Home Activity Department Annual Fundraiser Garage Sale, Saturday, August 28. Accepting any saleable items. Please drop off at the LMPH garage anytime from August 3 to August 25. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. 37-38c A drop-off box is located in the Last Mountain Co-op Store in Govan, so that people can drop off their news items for publication in the Last Mountain Times. _____________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Govan Coop!

Obituary Faina Schachterle

Faina ‘Oma’ Schachterle (nee Popovkina) peacefully passed away with loving family and friends by her side in the Brandon Regional Health Centre at the age of 92, on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Born in the district of Krasnojansk Siberia Russia, Faina moved at the age of 17 to Kazakstan and worked as a teacher. That is where she met Johann and they were married in 1937 and after the birth of Alfred (Russia) and Gertie (Austria), she and Johann emigrated to Canada in 1951, where they made Govan their home and added Irene to the family. Faina was predeceased by her husband, Johann and her son, Alfred. She is survived by: her daughters Gertie (Jack) Edmiston and Irene (Brian) Martineau and daughter-in-law Joey Schachterle. There are six very much loved grandchildren, Blair (Rhonda) and Jeff Schachterle, Jason (Lisa) and Robert Edmiston, Brooke (Ross) Granger and Darren Martineau; four wonderful great-grandchildren, Landen, Arianna, Sofia and Dylan. A funeral service will be held at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Govan, SK, on Saturday August 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. A light lunch and refreshments will follow. There will be an interment at the Govan Cemetery. Donations in Faina’s name to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church or the Govan Cemetery Fund would be greatly appreciated. Expressions of Sympathy may be made at www.


Govan Library gets a new book The Last Mountain Regional Park Cottager’s Association last week presented a copy of their new book Reflections on Last Mountain Regional Park, Its Evolution Over Time to the Govan Branch of the Parkland Regional Library. 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 project was initiated by Shirley Mortenson, and compiled by a group led by Joyce Johnson. Reg Potter edited the material and supplied many of the photographs including the cover page. Colin Markusson, president and Joyce Johnson, vice-president, of the Last Mountain Regional Park Cottagers Association presented the book to the Govan Branch of the Parkland Regional Library. Librarian Henrietta Hilderman and library board representative Tammy Miller accepted the book on behalf of the library. “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.

Pictured are: (left to right) Reg Potter, Joyce Johnson, Henrietta Hilderman, Colin Markusson and Tammy Miller. Tammy’s two children, baby Connor and young Ty also took part in the presentation.


Cardiffs celebrate 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends On July 31, 2010, family and friends gathered together to celebrate Dick and Marlene Cardiff’s 50th wedding anniversary, with approximately 70 people attending. The family managed to get together before the evening began for pictures taken by Brenda Cardiff. The evening began with a delicious beef supper which everyone enjoyed. Kevin Cardiff did a great job as MC for the evening! He introduced the head table, followed by 18 grandchildren who each handed their grandma and grandpa a rose. A very enjoyable program followed. Dick and Marlene’s children sang Happy Anniversary – Flintstone style. The Six Strings played a few tunes. There were funny stories told about Dick and Marlene and a couple of songs sung by Marion Magel and Isobel Lee. Dick and Marlene said their thank you and everyone visiting for the rest of the evening. At the close of the event, the family stated, “It was a fun day, should we do it again on your 60th? We love you Mom and Dad.”

Dick and Marlene Cardiff on their wedding day.

Tour to Queen Charlotte Island, BC On the morning of July 2, 2010, Dot Bridges and I boarded the motor coach of West World Tours headed for Queen Charlotte Islands, now known as Haida Gwaii. With driver Randy Bell and tour director Koral Carpenter, we proceeded to Saskatoon, picking up passengers along the way until we were fully loaded with 40 passengers and kept going along Highway 16 to Edmonton all on the first day. The next morning, we were on the bus by 7:00 a.m. for the long drive on Highway 16 to Prince George. The weather was sunny and clear and the mountains were beautiful. Koral kept us busy with contests and games. Along the way, we saw a mother black bear and her three cubs in the ditch. Needless to say, we stopped but could not leave the bus. We continued along the same highway through Burns Lake, Smithers, New Hazelton and then Prince Rupert. We had a free afternoon and supper that night. The next morning, we

boarded the ferry for the Queen Charlotte Islands – our destination. What an interesting place to visit. There were giant Totem Poles in the town square and in front of the houses. We were at the Sea Raven Motel with the Raven Totem Pole at our door. We were entertained at a Haida Gwaii fish supper, where local boys and girls danced for us and their leader told us of their history. They do not know if their origin was in Russia or if they came from the south Polynesian Islands. They make their living fishing or in the lumber camps. Some of the homes are well maintained, others are just shacks. They are trying to educate their children but it is difficult. We watched them carving a canoe from a huge log. The canoe had seating for 12, so you can see it was huge. Our Totem Pole was a Sea Raven, with a carving of a Raven with a bear on his beak. The ravens woke us in the morning and the bald eagles kept them company. We walked in the woods to

see the stumps covered with moss so they resembled toad stools. We drank from the stream of St. Mary’s Spring, so we are destined to return. Haida carver, Ted Bellis, created the chainsaw carving which oversees the pool of clear water. We walked the beach along Bonanza Creek and picked up sea shells and stones. Randy wondered why our luggage was heavier on the way home. Queen Charlotte is not a large city but it has everything a person needs. The Visitor Centre has good information. I liked the names of the places such as Howlers Pub, Purple Onion Deli, Sew What – seamstress, Uptown Smalltown – fitness studio, Sea Raven Motel, Bargain and Stuff store, U Brew coffee shop and also two churches, six parks and a library. Sunday night we boarded the ferry and had a smooth ride back to the mainland and on we went toward home. A very beautiful and interesting holiday to remember. M. Roland

Duval News We’re Twins!

Strasbourg Office • 725-3030 Last Mountain Scout Open House, Saturday, August 21, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Calling all Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders. Last Mountain Scouts is having an Open House to re-start the group. Come out to Strasbourg Ball Park and have fun at our Mini-Scout Camp. Games, crafts. Barbecue - 6:00 p.m. Come by and see if this is for you. Bring the whole family! For more information call John or Syrita Emery 7253138. 38p

Angela’s Dance Academy is now accepting registration for the ‘30th Anniversary’ season. Classes offered in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, baton, production and adult to girls and boys ages 2-1/2 & older. To register please attend registration nights August 23 or August 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the studio. For further info please call Angela at 725-3710 (studio) or 7254167 (studio). Classes for everyone, come out and enjoy the experience of a dance education and help celebrate ‘30 Years Of Excellence’ with our fabulous dance family! 37-39c

Last Mountain Pioneer Home Activity Department Annual Fundraiser Garage Sale, Saturday, August 28. Accepting any saleable items. Please drop off at the LMPH garage anytime from August 3 to August 25. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. 37-38c

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August-September Worship Services Aug. 22 Duval 9:00 a.m. Aug. 29 No Service Sept. 5 Govan 11:15 a.m. Pastor Rey Dahlen 484-2005 37ctf

JAUCK Travis and Erika Jauck of Warman, SK are pleased to announce the birth of their twin boys, Carter Henry, 5 lbs. 8 ozs. and Lucas Taylor, 5 lbs. 12 ozs., born on June 28, 2010. Proud grandparents are Darcy and Sharon Jauck, of Duval, SK and Bryan and Linda Hookenson, of Invermere, BC. Proud great-grandparents are Elsie Jauck, of Regina, SK, Allan and Frances Nohlgren, of Melville, SK, Clarence and Charlotte Hookenson, of Kisbey, SK, and Bob Ward, of Kenosee, SK. 38c

Strasbourg News Phone 725-3030 Spring/Fall Clean Up, also grass cutting in Strasbourg. Call Brian 725-4991 or 725-8283. 35-38p Please note: If you don’t want your name published along with your submitted news, just let us


Last Mountain Scout Open House, Saturday, August 21, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Calling all Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders. Last Mountain Scouts is having an Open House to re-start the group. Come out to Strasbourg Ball Park and have fun at our Mini-Scout Camp. Games, crafts. Barbecue - 6:00 p.m. Come by and see if this is for you. Bring the whole family! For more information call John or Syrita Emery 7253138. 38p

Angela’s Dance Academy is now accepting registration for the ‘30th Anniversary’ season. Classes offered in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, baton, production and adult to girls and boys ages 2-1/2 & older. To register please attend registration nights August 23 or August 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the studio. For further info please call Angela at 725-3710 (studio) or 7254167 (home). Classes for everyone, come out and enjoy the experience of a dance education and help celebrate ‘30 Years Of Excellence’ with our fabulous dance family! 37-39c Last Mountain Pioneer Home Activity Department Annual Fundraiser Garage Sale, Saturday, August 28. Accepting any saleable items. Please drop off at the LMPH garage anytime from August 3 to August 25. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. 37-38c

Positions Available

SCHOOL BUS DRIVER Regular Route Drivers wanted for the following Routes: • Route S2 – Strasbourg • Route S8 – Strasbourg CASUAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS also required for all schools within our Division. All applicants must submit an application form for bus drivers, which is available on our website at Please include: • copy of a valid school bus driver’s license. • a current ten year abstract of driving record. • a current criminal record check. • three references. These positions will commence on August 30, 2010. For more information, please contact Keri Helberg, Transportation Manager at 338-2325. Please apply as soon as possible as interviews will be conducted once a suitable pool of candidates has been accumulated. Forward applications to: Mrs. Marrion Wolff Superintendent of Human Resources Horizon School Division #205 Box 100, Lanigan SK S0K 2M0 Phone: (306) 365-4888 Fax: (306) 365-2808 E-mail:

The Silton Silhouettes are holding their information and registration night on August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Silton Hall. Elsa McKenzie is now going to be teaching all the kids. Also, last year’s fees were only $80.00 per semester. For more information please call Kaylee at 731-2720. 38-39c


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in employment with the Horizon School Division, however, only those applicants short listed for interviews will be contacted.

Fall Fitness Classes starting in September! Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 6:15 a.m. in Strasbourg at the Lion’s Park. Contact Jenna Johnson 725-3228 for more information or to pre-register. 38-39c

100 years in the Last Mountain arrea

Oehler farm receives Century Family Farm Award Karl Oehler, my grandfather, was born in Germany in 1874. He and three of his brothers left Germany for Barnes, Kansas in 1900. After marrying Anna Stigge, they moved to Duval, Canada in 1906 where they established a farm. From there they moved to the SW 1/4 - 20-24-21 W2nd M, one mile east and one mile south of Strasbourg. The land was purchased from Jack Howse and became the home farm in 1910. The family first lived in a small shack until 1917 when grandfather had a large, new house built. He also owned two other quarters of land during his farming years. Karl passed away at the age of 53 in 1927 and Anna at age 74 in 1954. They remained at the home farm their entire lives. The home and land was inherited by my uncle Albert, their seventh child. I purchased the property from my uncle. I am the third generation farmer on the land today and my family will be the fourth generation. On June 16, 2010, my wife Phyllis, son Kurt and daughter Alisa attended the

ISC Century Family Farm ceremony and luncheon held at Queensbury Centre. We received the deed to the land

while being recognized for receiving the Century Family Farm Award. -submitted by Chris Oehler

Attending the ISC Century Family Farm ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Oehler homestead were: (left to right) Alisa Scherle, Phyllis Oehler, Chris Oehler and Kurt Oehler.

The farm house that Karl Oehler built in 1917.

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This group of enthusiastic ladies loved getting together weekly for fitness and learning to run. It was a great time for the the spring! It was an eight technique, strengthening ladies who joined the Last week ‘learn-to-run’ pro- exercises, stretching and Mountain Running Club in gram that focused on proper nutrition. All the participants noticed improvements in their fitness levels and – Dr. Ken Goldie they were very dedicated to sticking to the program. OFFICE HOURS: The weekly ‘group runs’ Strasbourg & District occurred in a variety of locations, Bulyea, Strasbourg, Health Centre Duval and my farm, and we Every 2 weeks ran in the rain or shine. The starting August 16. group put this to the test on the last Monday night when 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. we made it into the house just before it started pourLumsden ing. Great work ladies – see 180 Prospect Cr. By appointment: you next year! Tuesdays and Thursdays: Jenna Johnson 306-731-7318 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.





Strasbourg and District Museum hosts BBQ Centennial Manor update Last Mountain Housing Assoc. and historic wedding costume display On Saturday, August 7, the Strasbourg and District Museum, in conjunction with the Last Mountain Valley Business Association’s Third Annual Show and Shine Car Show, put on a

BBQ and created a wedding dress display to raise money for museum projects and events. Run by Strasbourg Museum Board volunteers, the BBQ took place from 11:30

a.m. to 1:00 p.m., selling hamburgers, hotdogs, and donuts. Over 70 people were in attendance. The wedding dress display was set up in the old school house adjacent to the museum. It featured several wedding dresses and suits from every decade, beginning in 2010 and ending with a wedding nightgown worn in 1870. Wedding accessories such as veils, shoes, hats, and gloves were displayed as well. Donations of dresses and suits were submitted by various women and men of the Strasbourg area. Other wedding dresses and suits that had previously been do-

nated to the museum were on display, with the majority of them having been worn at the turn of the century. As well, the wedding display was visited by beautiful bride Tiffany Bender, who posed for pictures with the outfits. Tiffany’s wedding date was the Museum Board’s inspiration behind creating the event to coincide with her special day. The Museum Board was absolutely thrilled about her choice to get married on the museum grounds. Wedding cake and tea was served at 2:00 p.m. by the museum staff to close off the very successful event.

BBQ attendees enjoyed their meal, served by Museum Board volunteers.

Centennial Manor in Strasbourg is operated as a public facility and was built with grants from the federal and provincial governments, the surrounding municipalities, and from mortgage financing from Affinity Credit Union. The boundaries of the organization are the Rural Municipalities of 250, 220, divisions 1, 3, and 4 of 219, and all the urban municipalities within those boundaries. Basic completion and occupancy was June of 2007 with final construction completed in 2009. Centennial Manor is an independent living facility managed by a board of five citizens from the area whose responsibility it is to oversee the ongoing operation and financial integrity of the facility. The Manor is

owned and operated by the Last Mountain Housing Association and it is registered as a not-for-profit organization. The bylaws of the organization require that an annual meeting open to the public be held, and those present at the meeting will have the opportunity to vote in the election to replace those members whose terms have expired. The terms are for two years. This fall, a notice will be published in the local paper outlining the time and place the meeting will be held and any other business to be conducted. The public is urged to attend this meeting as it is important that everyone who wishes to have some input into the operation of this very important community facility is able to do so.

Strasbourg Alliance Church ...a caring community of faith 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service Sermon: Share a Little Hope Onlookers browse the various dresses on display.

Bride,Tiffany Bender, poses with the wedding dresses.

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Bulyea News Corri Gorrill • 725-4329 Last Mountain Scout Open House, Saturday, August 21, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Calling all Beaver, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders. Last Mountain Scouts is having an Open House to re-start the group. Come out to Strasbourg Ball Park and have fun at our Mini-Scout Camp. Games, crafts. Barbecue - 6:00 p.m. Come by and see if this is for you. Bring the whole family! For more information call John or Syrita Emery 7253138. 38p Don’t forget: Get your news in early!

Angela’s Dance Academy is now accepting registration for the ‘30th Anniversary’ season. Classes offered in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, baton, production and adult to girls and boys ages 2-1/2 & older. To register please attend registration nights August 23 or August 24 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the studio. For further info please call Angela at 725-3710 (studio) or 7254167 (home). Classes for everyone, come out and enjoy the experience of a dance education and help celebrate ‘30 Years Of Excellence’ with our fabulous dance family! 37-39c

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On Friday, August 6th, 2010 investigators from Regina Border Integrity and Saskatoon Border Integrity Sections attended the 2010 Queen City Exhibition. Investigators searched various businesses for suspected Intellectual Property Crime. Items seized included T-shirts, purses, hats, and various other items. Four people were arrested under the criminal code and the Copyright Act as they were in possession of a large quantity of suspected counterfeit items. Charges against the suspects are pending and the investigation into this matter is continuing. The public should be aware that the sale of counterfeit goods diverts Canadian dollars away from legitimate Canadian businesses and government tax funded programs which benefit all Canadians and that in many cases the proceeds of the sale of counterfeit goods directly finances organized crime and terrorist activity in Canada and around the world. If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. - Albert Einstein

The RCMP advise the public to be vigilant when purchasing goods to ensure they are getting a legitimate product. Also, if an offer seems too good to be true it usually is and high end products are not normally sold at cut rate prices at fairs. RCMP advise that there is a simple way to identify possible counterfeit items: the price may be significantly lower than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price; poor craftsmanship or products made of poor quality fabrics and materials; packaging is of poor quality or does not accompany merchandise; the product is being sold at a place or venue that would not normally be expected. Anyone who may have been a victim of an Intellectual Property crime or who may know an individual or organization engaged in this type of crime is invited to contact an investigator at the Regina Border Integrity Section at (306) 780-7972 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Affinity Credit Union, Wecan Branch and Bulyea Co-op Association Ltd.

Member Appreciation Day BBQ and Sale

~ BARBECUE ~ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Burger, soft drink & ice cream – $3.00 All proceeds to local charities FREE coffee and financial advice at both locations!

Friday, August 20

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Just a small token of our appreciation to say “Thanks!” to our members and let them know that they are truly appreciated.

Agrocentre Savings Planters - 10% Off Solar Lights - 10% Off All in-stock Patio Heaters, Table Top, Sale - $29.97 Reg. $49.97 Mowers Stand Alone, Sale - $149.97 Reg. $199.97 Push Type Off Wheelbarrow Planter - Sale $29.97 Reg. $49.97 Fire Pit Ring, Sale - $89.97 Reg. $119.97 Off Riding Type Metal Arch with Seat, Sale - $49.99 Reg. $99.00 Tear Down Bench, Sale - $169.99 Reg. $269.99 Portable Cable Air Compressor, 1.6HP 20 Gal., Sale - $529.97 Reg. 779.00 Wrought Iron Windmill, Sale - $39.97 Reg. $54.99

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Food Store Savings Coffee – Nabob 930g - $8.99 Soft Drinks, Co-op 2L - 89¢ plus deposit Bulk Wieners, Country Morning - $1.39/lb. Kool-Aid - 8/$2.00 Toothpaste, Crest 130ml. - 3/$4.98 Ice Cream, Harmonie, 4L - $6.29 Hamburger/Hotdog Buns, 12s - 2/$4.00 Potato Chips, Co-op Gold - 3/$4.98 Canola Oil, Crisco, 1.42L - $5.59 Vinegar, Co-op, 4L -$2.99 Tide Laundry Detergent, 1.47L - $8.99 Softener Salt, Sifto, 20kg - $4.59

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Celebrating a 25th or 50th

Wedding Anniversary this year? All couples married in 1960 and 1985 are invited to submit a wedding photo to Last Mountain Times for publication in our 19th Annual Wedding Anniversary Album. These pictures may be black and white or colour. They will be published at no charge if the couple is presently subscribing to Last Mountain Times. Non-subscribers wishing to have their photo printed may do so at a cost of $25.00 (plus GST). Payment must be included with the picture.

Have you ever been caught in a storm and heard the crack of a thunderbolt close by? It’s a rather frightening sound, to say the least, and you know if that lightning hits you, you might not be around very long! You might be so rattled by it that you need a couple of minutes to catch your breath. Yet after witnessing such a display of power, you might find you have a sense of awe and respect for nature that you didn’t have before. It’s possible to think of current events in the same way. It seems that every time we check on the news, there’s another disaster to read about – a murder downtown, a bombing in the Middle East, or a renewed conflict in Africa. What’s amazing is that Jesus tells us not to be terrified by such things. (Luke 21:9) As awful as they may

Please provide the following information: Name of bride _____________________________________________ Name of groom ____________________________________________ Names and Address of parents of bride _____________________________ _______________________________________________________ Names and Address of parents of groom ____________________________ _______________________________________________________ Date of Wedding ___________________________________________ Location of Wedding (Church and Community) ______________________ Present Address ____________________________________________ Current Employment of bride and groom ___________________________ Additional family information i.e. number of children or grandchildren _______________________________________________________

be, these aren’t merely random events. This apparent chaos is in fact a sign that we are drawing ever closer to his return in glory! That doesn’t mean that God is busy planning to bring us misery. He is not the author of calamity, but he does bend it to his purposes. Neither does it mean that we should ignore the effects of disaster and sit around waiting for Jesus to come back. On the contrary, God wants us to reach out to those affected by tragedy in whatever way we can. Nevertheless, we can still be comforted and even amazed at the way he is using all of history – even its darkest chapters – to bring about his triumph. On a smaller scale, we can also take a more positive view of our own suffering. It’s true that God is never the cause of anyone’s pain.

But it is also true that he can turn even the worst catastrophe into something positive. When misfortune befalls you, wait to see how God will work through it. Believe that he can use the situation to strengthen your faith and perhaps to bring victory out of what looks like certain defeat. He will make all things work together for your good (Romans 8:28) if you will trust him to do it. “Lord, I thank you that you are in control, no matter what happens. I trust that you are holding me in the palm of your hand, today and always – and that you’ll never let me go.” Daniel 2:31-45; (Psalm) Daniel 3:57-61 Submitted by Josephine Holterman Quinton Immaculate Conception Parish

_______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Be sure to have your name on the back of the photo. If you wish to have the photo returned by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. You may drop off the picture and information sheet at our offices located in Strasbourg or Nokomis.

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