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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nokomis Health Centre lab layoffs

Photo by June Munroe

Staff at the Nokomis Health Centre Laboratory received layoff notices last week, with the layoffs being effective November 10. With the closure of the lab in Nokomis, the services will apparently be provided by the lab at the Lanigan Hospital. Three staff positions will be eliminated at the Nokomis Health Centre: one full-time position, and two part-time positions. The staff say they were shocked and saddened by the news, delivered to them in a letter from Donna Peterson who is manager of both the Nokomis Health Centre and the Lanigan Hospital. The lay-off notice cited “fiscal restraint and prioritization of operations” as reasons for the layoffs. One of the laid-off staffers, who asked that her name not be printed, told Last Mountain Times that she was “shocked” and that the justification provided “didn’t make any sense.” The employees are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The staff will have the opportunity to bump into other jobs in the Health Region, based

on seniority. Barbara Cape, President of SEIU West, said the announcement is a sad reflection on the deterioration of timely health care services for rural residents. “This is not the way we should be doing health care in rural Saskatchewan, having people wait several days for their test results, or drive to another centre for these services. Rural residents should not take a back seat to urban residents when it comes to receiving health services,” Cape said. She laid the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Sask Party provincial government, saying a 3.1 per cent increase in the health budget this year is wholly inadequate. Lori Hinz, Director of Rural Operations for the Saskatoon Health Region, said lab services in Nokomis will not be totally eliminated. “Although no staff will be stationed at the Nokomis Health Centre lab, we will be providing service there for four hours per day, two days a week with a staff person from the Lanigan Hospital lab. We may look at adding a parttime position in Lanigan to handle any additional work

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load,” Hinz said. “Decisions that impact people’s jobs, and services to clients are always very difficult,” Hinz added. Ms. Hinz noted that the change is being made due to fiscal constraints placed

on the Health Region by the provincial government’s budgeting process. Local MLA Greg Brkich said he was surprised by the layoff announcement. “Unfortunately, this is one of those day-to-day operational de-

cisions that get made when organizations are looking to tighten things up. I’ve asked the Ministry of Health to get to the bottom of this, and explain what the exact reasons are for these layoffs,” Brkich said.

This past June, the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority approved a balanced annual operating budget of $912.4 million for the 2010-11 fiscal year. The budget included measures to deal with a $25.4 million shortfall in funding from the previous year. The shortfall is a result of a $12 million deficit from 200910 and a $10 million dollar efficiency target from the Ministry of Health, which the Region said it expected to achieve through operational efficiencies, shared services and reduction in sick time and overtime. The Health Region also said it will reduce operating costs by an additional $3.4 million to self-fund investments in areas such as quality, safety, population health and technology. “This budget is about balancing our responsibility to be stewards of taxpayer dollars while ensuring that quality health care is there when patients and clients need it,” said Jim Rhode, Chair, Saskatoon Regional Health Authority. “Our 2010-11 budget involves pursuing operational efficiencies, including working more collaboratively with other regions to reduce the cost of our health system.”

Bulyea Rustlers win Senior B Western Canadian Championship

The Bulyea Rustlers were this year’s gold medal winners at the Senior B Western Canadian Championship held from August 12 to 15 in Irma, AB. There were seven teams competing from four provinces. The Rustler’s team members include: (back row, left to right) Lynn Wagner, Cory Hill, Josh Jordan, Tyson Sievert, Jeremy Kenny, Greg Hill, Mike Jordan, Cory Krahenbil, Steve Kwasnicki and Darlene MacQuarrie; (front row, left to right) Justin Sievert, Jon Krahenbil, Wayne Flotre, Bill Slough, Photo courtesy of Amy McLeod. George Flotre, Troy Gordon and Colin McLeod. Story on page 8.


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Raymore tornado fundraiser a success Hundreds of people came to show their support of the four local families that were victims of the recent tornado, at a fundraiser that was held on the weekend of August 20 and 21. On Friday night there was music and dancing. On Saturday, the afternoon started with music and dancing. There were hundreds of donated silent auction items set up in the tent that produced hot and heavy bidding. Supper was delicious barbecued steak and chicken with all the fixings. This was followed by a live auction with many, again donated, big ticket items. Music and dancing again followed this. The weekend was a huge success and was much appreciated by the families affected by the tornado. Barb Sentes

Approximately one-half of the silent auction items.

Some of the big ticket live auction items.

Some of the crowd on Saturday evening.

Bert Carter celebrates 90th birthday Some of the afternoon dancers.

On Saturday, August 21, friends and family gathered in Raymore to help Bert Carter celebrate his 90th birthday. A tea was held in the afternoon at the United Church hall. Later there was a family supper. Pictured above is the head table at the tea.

The afternoon band.

Raymore News Barb Sentes • 746-4382 Strasbourg Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting and Registration Night is Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Recreation Centre. Parents must attend. Free Minor Hockey registration drawn that evening for those in attendance. 39-40c See the Sports Section (page 12) for news on the Raymore Renegades, the 2010 Provincial Junior AAA Champs. _________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at Roberts Hardware or at the Esso gas station!

Did we miss reporting on an activity, event or function? Please contact us at the Last Mountain Times directly at the above number, or contact us at: 725-3030, 528-2020, lmt@sasktel.net, by fax at 528-2090, or by mail at Box 340, Nokomis. S0G 3R0. Be sure to include your contact information so we can clarify facts if necessary.

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Bert with his cake.

A close-up picture of the nicely decorated cake.

Submitted by Barb Sentes.

Bert must have been trying to trick everyone into thinking his real age was 60, as he flipped the ‘9’ on his birthday cake upsidedown to make a ‘6’, to read ‘60’ instead of ‘90’.


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Community of Semans holds farewell for Linders On Thursday, August 12, a community farewell was held at the Semans Rec Centre for Bob and Elsie Linder who have moved to Eastview Manor in Raymore. The town of Semans still expect to see them frequently and they are sure that Bob will continue to be a twice weekly men’s pool player. Over the years, Bob and Elsie belonged to a number

of Semans groups, so there was a good crowd representing. This included members of: Semans Seniors Centre, Semans Rec Centre, twice weekly men’s pool, ladies morning coffee group, Semans Museum, Semans Library Board and those that used Elsie’s sewing abilities. Best wishes to Bob and Elsie in their new home in Raymore.

Obituary

Bob and Elsie Linder accept card and basket.

Esther Shier Esther Marie Shier (nee Lorenz), beloved wife of Norman Shier of Semans, passed away peacefully at Manitou Lodge in Watrous, SK, at the age of 82 years, on Monday, August 16, 2010. Esther was predeceased by: parents, Louis Lorenz and Annie (Ollinger) Lorenz; siblings, Mary (Joe) Daradich, Julia (Peter) David, Helen Biletski, Elmer (Clara) Lorenz, Louis (Helen) Lorenz, Peter Lorence; sister-in-laws, Isabel Lorencz and Bernice Popick. Left to honor her memory are: brothers, Ben (Veronica) Lorenz and Tony Lorencz; sisterin-law, Velma Lorence; brother-in-laws, Henry Biletski and Peter Popick; sister-in-law, Joyce McGratton; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Esther was born and raised on a farm in the Arbury District and was the fourth of 10 children born to Hungarian immigrants. As a young woman, she worked at the Sengers General Store in Southey and later at the Sears Catalogue Store in Regina. On May 23, 1959, she married Norman Shier at St. Ann’s Church in Arbury, SK. For several years, they made their home in Regina, but worked the farm they had purchased in 1961 in the Semans District. In 1962, they moved permanently to the farm near Semans and farmed together there until 2009. In 2009, Esther and Norman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Because of declining health, Esther moved to the Manitou Lodge Special Care Home in Watrous, SK. Special thanks to the staff at Manitou Lodge for the compassionate care Esther received during her time there. A Mass of the Christian Burial service was held at the Raymore Sacred Heart Church in Raymore, SK, on August 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Officiant was Rev. Father Francis Plaparampil. Organist was Fran Wilde. Ushers were Ron Lang and Harvey Degelman. Honorary Pallbearers were Kathy Benko, Jeannie Frankl, Elaine Degelman, Myrna Redshaw, Diane McLaughlin and Bertha Paproski. Eulogy was by Bertha Paproski. Pallbearers were Brian Benko, Keith Frankl, Mark Degelman, Allan Degelman, Allan Redshaw and Merv McLaughlin. Immediately following the service was a lunch in the Raymore School Auditorium. Interment followed at Semans Cemetery. For those so wishing, donations to the Semans Cemetery Fund would be appreciated. Fotheringham - McDougall Funeral Service of Watrous and Nokomis in care of arrangements.

Investigation continues on break-in at Rowan’s Ravine Southey RCMP are still investigating a break-in that occurred on August 3 at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park. Police say that sometime overnight on that date, the west side door of the Marina was kicked in allowing the suspects to enter the building. The thieves stole a quantity of cigarettes from

behind the counter before making a noisey get-away. Witnesses said an older dark colour vehicle with tail lights across the entire back end was heard spinning its tires as it left the area. Police are asking anyone with further information to contact the Southey RCMP at 7265230.

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Three of four generations: Edith Sorenson, Laurie Challand and Logan Kempton (father Brodie Kempton missing) enjoy a visit with Marjorie Marshall.

Some of the ladies at the farewell: Laurie Lidgren, Elsie Linder, Ethel Duffield and Sharee Blixrud.

Elsie and fire chief Robert Hillis with his new lace cuffed long johns for fire fighting.

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Raymore Renegades: 2010 Provincial Junior AAA Champs men on base. They get a ground ball hit that comes in contact with a Cardinal runner, but the contact call was missed and two Cardinal runners advance home to tie the game. The Renegades take it on the chin, adjust their ‘sportsmanlike’ caps and go to bat. Kesslering gets on but they fail to bring him home. It’s going into extra innings. Top of eight and Renegade pitcher, Carrick puts three of the Cards down easily. Up to bat and Renegade’s

Schmalenberg gets on, followed by Aulie’s bunt which results in a close call on first – he’s safe. Renegades have two men on and none out – very good position. Until a Cardinal player has issues with the ‘safe’ call on first and results in him being removed from the game. The Cards have used up their re-entry options and are left without a player to sub in – Renegades win!

- submitted by Paulette Sich

SGA Rule of the Week The 2010 Raymore Renegades team: (back row, left to right) coach Keith Schmalenberg, Danny Ewen, Kyle Schalenberg, Ben Gieni, Sean Carrick, Catlin Sich, Luke Torgunrud, coach Calvin Sich; (middle row, left to right) coach Brad Jordan, Jordan Drieger, Pat Thompson-Gale, Mike Kesserling, Elliot Hubick, Brady Aulie; (front row, left to right) Adam Jordan, Joey Bergen and Evan Mohr. Photo submitted by Paulette Sich.

Once again, they came to play. July 30 to August 1, the Raymore Renegades gathered in Yorkton to compete in the Provincial Junior division. In their pool, they meet the Regina Dodgers and defeat them 11 to 5. Second game was up against the Saskatoon Smokin Guns, who the Renegades defeated in the 2009

provincial final, but this game will go to the Guns as they defeat the Renegades final score 5 to 4. All three teams in the pool had the same win/ loss record, but as defensive runs resulted, the Renegades place second and will have to take the long road to the final. In their third game, they face the Regina Athletics, who now were playing their

third game of the day, and while still giving it a valiant effort, fell to the Renegades 12 to 4. The Renegades’ win takes them to the semi-finals only to face the rival Smokin Guns again! This time things went the right way for the Renegades and they captured the win with a 4 to 3 final score. Provincial final game will now be the Renegades

Weird look to golf playoffs For Canadian golf fans, it’s going to be weird watching the PGA Tour Fed-Ex Cup playoffs this year. Why? Well, you can’t spell ‘weird’ without the letters W-E-I-R. And for the first time since the Fed-Ex Cup system began in 2007, Canada’s best known golfer, Mike Weir, won’t be part of the post-season events. Only the top 125 pointgetters in the Fed-Ex Cup standings qualify to play in the first event of the playoffs, the Barclays, and the Brights Grove, ON, native finished 128th after missing the cut at the last regular-season event, the Wyndham Championship. Weir, who was on top of the golf world in 2003 when he won the Masters, has been in the upper echelon of the Tour ever since – spending more than 100 weeks in the top 10 of the

world ranking and posting 11 top-10 finishes in major championships. But Weir, who turned 40 this year, has succumbed to life’s normal aging process and now, at the age of 40, injuries and sloppy play have invaded his game. His on-course earnings eked just past $500,000 and two Canadians – Stephen Ames and Graham DeLaet – are ahead of him this year. Weir has suffered from tendinitis in his right elbow, and told Chris Stevenson of Sunmedia at the mid-August PGA Championship at Whistling Straits that “I can’t keep playing like this. I’ve got to figure out something different. It’s time to do something different. It’s too hard playing like that.” Weir’s poor year has caused his world-ranking to plummet to 103. DeLaet, meanwhile, struggled down the stretch after a promising start to his

rookie season on tour. He had a third-place finish worth $336,000 in Houston in May, but cashed only seven cheques since, none higher than $33,000. Still, the Weyburn, SK, native just sneaked into the Fed-Ex Cup playoffs, finishing 123rd. Weir’s slide wasn’t that dramatic, and DeLaet’s ascension wasn’t that startling, but 2010 might be remembered as the year of the Canadian changing of the guard on the PGA Tour. • Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel: “Lindsay Lohan got out of jail in just two weeks. The only way she could have been given a lighter sentence is if she’d been a star linebacker at an SEC school.” • Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, on Seantrel Henderson, the Miami Hurricanes’ 6-foot-8, 330-pound freshman tackle: “I stood next to him the other day. Not for the interview. For the shade.” • Vancouver’s T.C. Chong

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squaring off with the Yorkton Cardinals. Cards will lead off with 3 runs in the first to be followed by the Renegades with 4 runs in the second. Third zeroes. Fourth inning Cards score 1 and Renegades 3. Fifth they settle at 2 runs each and in six the Cards score 1 giving the Renegades a 2 run lead into the seventh. Top of 7 the Cards have 2

Water hazards and provision balls

You see your ball land in a water hazard. You want to play the ball from the hazard because you will avoid a one-stroke penalty. As the hazard is some distance away, you are unsure if the ball is playable. In the interest of pace of play, you play a provisional ball before walking up to see what the lie is. The ball is found playable in the hazard and you abandon the provisional ball. Have you proceeded correctly? No. The Rules do not allow you to play a provisional ball in this instance. Rule 27-2 states, “If a ball may be lost outside a water hazard or may be out of bounds, to save time the player may play another ball provisionally in accordance with Rule 27-1.” Your ball was not outside the hazard, therefore a provisional ball is not allowed. Daniel Rauckman Executive Director Saskatchewan Golf Association

from the sidelines says he was saddened when the Mariners fired manager Don Wakamatsu: “He played for the local minor league team here – Vancouver Canadians – and we attended the same college – Watsamata U.’’ • Janice Hough, of leftcoastsportsbabe.com: “As we move into the late stages of summer, two statements we won’t probably hear: - Terrell Owens: “What went wrong with my last team was completely my fault.” - Cubs fans: “You know, waiting until next year probably won’t be any different from this year.” • New Kansas football coach Turner Gill, to The Kansas City Star, on communicating with players in today’s generation of cellphones, text-messaging and social media: “Their thumbs are working more than their mouths.” • Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle: “Victoria’s Secret is introducing a line of NFL apparel, with team colours and logos, including the Raiders’. Because nothing says hubba-hubba

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by Bruce Penton there by being elected.” • Hough again: “Brett Favre has announced he will return to the Vikings for ‘one more try’ at a Super Bowl. Right. ‘One more try’ for Favre has about the same meaning as, ‘I do’ for Larry King.” • Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: “I think we can safely say that Tiger Woods is officially in a slump. Yo, Tiger, may I suggest a boys-night-out in Vegas with Charles and M.J.?” Care to comment? Email: brucepenton2003@ yahoo.ca Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer


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AGRICULTURE HURSH on Ag Issues Feed barley market update Federal budget wish list The Grain Growers of Canada is making some novel suggestions for what should be in the next federal budget. Like groups from all sectors, they are taking part in the pre-budget consultation. Usually farm groups concentrate their lobby efforts on more money for by Kevin Hursh safety net programs or some ad hoc assistance to meet the particular farm crisis du jour. The suggestions by the Grain Growers take a more business oriented approach. The Grain Growers of Canada claims to represent the interests of 80,000 Canadian grain, pulse and oilseed producers. Farm groups such as the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are members giving the organization a more right wing perspective than other umbrella farm groups such as the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Invest in public research say the Grain Growers. On this point, they echo what many other farm organizations are also saying, but they are giving it more emphasis and providing more specifics. They point out that real government dollars for basic agronomic research have fallen dramatically since 1994. If you need evidence, just consider that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has far fewer plant scientists and breeders than it once did. They recommend a doubling of the A-based research budget in AAFC to $560 million along with a succession plan to replace retiring scientists. While private research has an important role in the industry, there’s no clear return on investment in areas like cereal crop breeding or basic agronomic research. Those are areas where publicly funded research must continue to play a role. The Grain Growers of Canada is also advocating a certified seed tax incentive. The idea is to encourage the use of more certified seed, especially on cereal crops, so that private industry has a reason to invest in cereal breeding. On cereal crops, most producers save their own seed, only buying certified seed if they want a new or different variety of the crop. A tax incentive would make it more attractive to buy certified seed more often. Another recommendation is to adjust capital cost allowance (depreciation rates for tax purposes) to spur investments by farmers in three categories – on farm fertilizer storage, farm machinery upgrades for precision applications, and improved on-farm grain storage that helps preserve crop quality. The encouragement for on-farm fertilizer storage would enable producers to buy more fertilizer in the off-season when it should be cheaper. The rationale for improvements to grain storage is the increased testing for mycotoxins which can grow within stored grain. To limit this problem, it would be a great strategy to have aeration systems as an integral part of more grain bins. The argument for adjusted capital cost allowance for precision application farm machinery is tougher to justify since cost sharing for much of this is already available through environment farm planning. The final recommendation is to increase the lifetime capital gains exemption on the sale of farm assets from the current $750,000 to a million dollars. The Grain Growers of Canada argues that farm retirement savings are mostly tied up in farm equity for a lot of producers. They further argue that if retiring farmers could retain more of their life savings (in other words, pay less tax), it would help them pass on their farm to the next generation at a lower price thereby increasing the rate of success for many young farmers. As a farmer, it would be great to have an increase in the lifetime capital gains exemption, but there’s little evidence for how much benefit would actually trickle down to the next generation. Still, it’s refreshing to see federal budget requests that treat farming as a business rather than a welfare case. You can find the six-page submission on the Grain Growers of Canada website (www.ggc-pgc.ca). Kevin Hursh is a consulting agrologist and farmer based in Saskatoon. He can be reached at kevin@hursh.ca. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

The Canadian Wheat Board says offshore feed barley prices have strengthened significantly in recent weeks, in large part due to poor growing conditions in eastern Europe and the Russian drought. The recent Russian ban on grain exports, including existing sales for shipment after August 15, and expectations of export restrictions from Ukraine have brought the situation to a head, officials said. For the past two years,

exports from this region have represented over 60 per cent of the 13 to 16 million tonnes of feed barley traded annually around the globe. The potential for a dramatic reduction in feed barley exports from the Black Sea region has sent ripples through the international feed barley trade. As a result of this market rally, export values have become attractive relative to the Canadian domestic market which, for the past

few years, has almost always yielded returns well above those available in the offshore market. The CWB says it has been taking advantage of this opportunity by selling more than 200 000 tonnes of export feed barley in recent weeks. These sales give farmers the opportunity to participate in the offshore market, while putting upward pressure on domestic barley prices, benefitting all barley farmers. International feed barley

It’s a modern day version of the old-fashioned cattle drive, with ATVs instead of horses carrying the cowboys as they move the cattle from one pasture to the next. This crew working on Highway 20 south of Nokomis is a familiar sight to motorists in the area, as once again the ATVs and cattle dogs keep the cattle from straying off into traffic. These photos were taken Saturday, August 21. Photos by Lance Cornwell.

prices, which are always time and location specific, are established on a saleby-sale basis, based upon negotiations between the buyer and seller. With recent market volatility, the CWB has seen the market move as much as $30 US per tonne (65 cents per bushel) in one day. As a result, the prices offered to farmers under Guaranteed Price Contracts have been continually increasing as new tenders have been awarded. This extreme volatility has meant that in some cases the CWB has executed recent sales at values considerably higher than anticipated at the time of tender. As a result, the CWB may have surplus earnings to distribute to farmers who participate in the 2010-11 Guaranteed Price Contract for feed barley, officials added.

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Former students celebrate 100th anniversary of Havelock School

Strasbourg Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting and Registration Night is Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Recreation Centre. Parents must attend. Free Minor Hockey registration drawn that evening for those in attendance. 39-40c

Something missing from the community news? Please contact us at the Last Mountain Times directly at the above number, or contact us at: 528-2020, lmt@sasktel.net, by fax at 528-2090, or by mail at Box 340, Nokomis. S0G 3R0. Be sure to include your contact information so we can clariBulyea Rustlers invite fy facts if necessary. friends, fans, and family for a celebration of their 2010 Senior B Western Canadian Fastball Championship, on Saturday, September 4, Bulyea Hall. Cocktails at 7:30 p.m, short program to follow, cash bar. 40c

FORM 2 (Section 4)

TAX ENFORCEMENT LIST Village of Earl Grey PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN Notice is hereby given under The Tax Enforcement Act that unless the arrears and costs appearing opposite the land described in the following list are fully paid before the 12th day of November, 2010, an interest based on a tax lien will be registered against the land. Note: A sum for advertising costs in an amount required by subsection 4(3) of The Tax Enforcement Act is included in the amount shown against each parcel.

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Lots 11-15, Block 2, Plan E2774 109734060

$583.33 $10.00 109734071 109734082 109734093 109734116 Lots 9 & 10, Block 4, Plan E2774 109733058 589.44 10.00 109733070 Lot 11, Block 4, Plan E2774 132185134 1,090.94 10.00 Lots 4 & 5, Block 5, Plan E2774 129653028 648.69 10.00 129653040 Lots 11 & 12, Block 7, Plan E2774 130227982 569.56 10.00 130228062 Lot 1, Block 9, Plan 77R31053 129725130 808.28 10.00 Lot A, Block F, Plan 80R44156 134455967 510.17 10.00 Block BB, Plan 101374534 108870756 836.65 10.00

Dated this 31st day of August, 2010.

$593.33

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Murray Cook, Treasurer

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Former students of Havelock School from 1936 through 1955. On June 26, 2010, 160 former teacher, students, broomball, fastball players and neighbours gathered to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Havelock School, east of Strasbourg, hosted by the Havelock Community Hall members. There were students attending from the classes of 1936 to 1955, as well as one former school teacher, Minnie Roske who taught in 1951. Her former students were happy to see their old school teacher again and for her it was wonderful to see her students. During the day visitors could browse through the school to look at displays of old sports uniforms, student records and pictures of the past 100 years. Some of the older members were able to give the youngsters a lesson in playing horse shoes, games they played before TV and Nintendo. Alvin Kellen entertained during the afternoon with his guitar. There were even a few dancers on the grass. As with most reunions the reconnecting with old friends and neighbours and former teammates was the highlight of the day. Everyone was treated to a delicious pit beef supper prepared and served by the hall members. Many compliments were given for the work for the day and the care that the members have taken in the maintenance of the grounds so that it may be around for the next 100 years. Former students commented on how they would have a certain number of trees to hoe, and it was gratifying to now see that so many years later, the trees are still in great shape. With the weather cooperating for the day and a great turn out, the anniversary was a huge success. SH

Minnie Roske who taught at Havelock School in 1951 with some of her former students.

Some of the original 25 members who started the Havelock Hall committee: (left to right) Frank Wirll, Art Adelman, Archie Macdonald, Harold Huber, Ella Norleen and Fred Huber.

Some of the memorabilia on display which featured old ball and broomball uniforms.

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Art Adelman’s band uniform.

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Silton / Sask Beach / Kannata Valley News Mae Clarke • 729-3014 Strasbourg Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting and Registration Night is Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Recreation Centre. Parents must attend. Free Minor Hockey registration drawn that evening for those in attendance. 39-40c

Evan and Pam Anderson were married in Lumsden on Saturday, August 21, 2010. __________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at DiGer’s, or Last Mountain Times (Strasbourg) office!

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Fir trees suitable for urban and sheltered rural landscapes There are several evergreen tree species that can be grown on the prairies. The most common ones are pine (Pinus spp.) and spruce (Picea spp.). Two species that are underused but equally hardy and very attractive are balsam (Abies balsamea) and sub-alpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa). In general, firs grow best in moist but not wet soil. Mulching below the tree to the edge of the canopy will help retain soil moisture. Drying summer and winter winds can cause needles to drop leaving lower branches bare, so plant in a sheltered location. If living in the city, this means a well-established neighbourhood with mature trees; if out in the country, plant on the leeward side of a mature shelterbelt or large building. Balsam fir is native to the boreal forests of Canada from the Atlantic coast west through to Alberta. The resin for which the tree is named is known throughout the world and has been used to for medicinal purposes and to make soaps, glues, candles, perfumes and deodorizers. Balsam fir is a favoured Christmas tree because of its symmetric shape, aroma,

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MAINTENANCE MANAGER Horizon School Division #205 is seeking an experienced candidate to provide supervision and management of the maintenance department staff and workload and will report to the Superintendent of Facilities, stationed at the Humboldt Service Centre. Travel to all 43 schools to develop a maintenance plan will be a part of this role. Work includes general maintenance upkeep of school buildings and property. This is a permanent full-time out of scope position commencing as mutually agreed upon. Requirements for the position: • Ability to work unsupervised • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License • Post secondary training in a related field – journeyman tradesperson, engineering, etc. • Experience in a supervisory position in the area of maintenance • Proven ability with computers in the areas of spreadsheets and document creation Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume complete with references, a clear criminal record check, and salary expectation to the undersigned by September 7, 2010. 40c

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and tendency to hold on to its needles better than other evergreens. Short (2-3 cm to 1 in.), soft, dark green needles occur singly and spirally along the stem. The leaf bases are twisted so it appears that the needles are arranged in two rows, one on either side of a branch, giving young branches a flat appearance. Female cones are oblong, 5-10 cm (2-4 in.) long, eye-catching purple and held upright. It can grow to be a moderately large tree, often reaching 10-15 m (3350 ft.) tall and 3-6 m (10-20 ft.) wide. The branches are more widely spaced than spruce allowing the attractive silver-grey bark to show through. Balsam firs are adapted to growing in part shade when young, so they can be planted in the shade of other trees, but realize that they will eventually outgrow and perhaps replace their competition. The sub-alpine fir is native to the north-western boreal forest and the mountains that run north-south along the west coast (including the Rockies), from the Yukon and NWT, south through BC, partly into west central Alberta, and down through the northwest US. They are adapted to drier conditions than balsam firs and will not do well in overly wet conditions (e.g. over-irrigated yards, low spots where water collects at any time of year, etc). However, they still benefit from shelter from desiccating winds. Needles are arranged spirally on the branch, extending in all directions like a bottle brush. Female cones are similar to balsam fir in size, shape and the attractive purple colour. Sub-alpine firs can reach 10 -25 m (33-82 ft.) tall and, while the species has the potential to be 10 m (33 ft.) wide, most specimens tend

to be narrower, closer to 4-5 m (13-16 ft.) wide. Like the balsam fir, branches are spaced apart to reveal the typical, attractive silver-grey bark. Since this species has a tendency to be a slender tree, even when grown in full sun in the open, it is an excellent choice for city yards. Telling firs apart from pines and spruce Like the spruce and pine, firs are members of the pine family, have needles, are evergreen and have cones. However, there are several striking differences. First off, the bark of fir trees is smooth and an attractive dark silvergrey unlike spruce which is brown, rough and scratchy or pine which is typically light brown, light grey or orange and smooth to slough-

ing off in large flakes. The needles are similar to spruce in both size and the fact that they occur singly along the stem; but unlike spruce, they are flat and cannot easily be rolled between your fingers. Also when fir needles drop off, the branch is left smooth, whereas bare spruce branches are rough. Female fir cones point upwards which distinguishes them from spruce, whose cones may be very similar in shape and size but hang downwards. Fir cones drop their seed and shatter as soon as they mature after the first year and only a short twiglike axes are left behind; pine cones do not shatter and can remain on trees for several years before releasing their seed or falling off. Erl Svendsen

Photo courtesy of Erl Svendsen.

SGI partners with File Hills First Nations go to: twitter.com / lmtimes

As part of SGI’s ongoing effort to support traffic safety, the provincial Crown Corporation will partner with File Hills First Nations to help promote traffic safety in their communities. As part of the partnership announcement, File Hills First Nations Police Service demonstrated traffic safety equipment that SGI provided funding for. A breathalyzer, impairment testing equipment and a speed radar

gun were all added to File Hills’ existing traffic safety resources. “This partnership helps us put a solid local traffic safety plan in place, making our residents feel safer,” File Hills First Nations Police Chief Ralph Martin said. “We’re now able to do all our impairment testing in the community, and all our vehicles will now have the equipment they need for traffic patrols.”

The File Hills First Nations Police Service is currently the only self-administered First Nations police service in Saskatchewan, established in March 2007. It currently has a sevenmember police force that is supported by four special constables. It polices the Little Black Bear, Okanese, Peepeekisis, Star Blanket and Carry the Kettle First Nations.

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New To The Area – R.C. & Sons Drywall and Paint. Taping, Interior Painting, Texturing, Interior Renovations, Insurance Claims Welcome, 30 years experience. Serving Strasbourg and Last Mountain Lake area. Call Rob: 306-4842032. 38-41c Air Conditioning installed in your home or cottage. Reasonable price. Phone 7253308 or gazoo2@sasktel.net 36-43p

FOR SALE– 1999 Olds Alero, blue, 4 door, V-6, loaded, including remote start. New struts, very good tires. Only 156,000 kms. Asking $3,850. Will consider reasonable offers. 306-5397549. Please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Esther Shier passed away August 16, 2010. Thanks to all the pallbearers and ushers and the organist at the service. Thanks to the ladies of Sacred Heart Church at Raymore for the lovely lunch that they served to all who attended. We also wish to thank all our neighbours and relatives that attended the service. Norman Shier and relatives 40c This is a special Thank You to everyone at Duval who took part in the 100th Anniversary. It was such a success. I enjoyed it very much, seeing so many I hadn’t seen for a long time. It couldn’t have been better! Thank You, Thank You, to those who participated. ‘Great Job’. 40p Minnie Hilderman I would like to thank my family for the lovely supper for my birthday and all the lovely cards. It was wonderful to be with you and thoughtful. Thanks from the bottom of my heart! I love you all and God Bless. Mom and Grandma 40p Minnie I would like to thank all of my family and friends for the lovely gifts, cards and calls of congratulations upon my retirement. I truly appreciate all of the well wishes and kind words. They meant a lot to me. I will miss the staff and students very much. God bless you all! 40p Darlene Hilderman I would like to thank all who attended my bridal shower, and for all the beautiful gifts I received. A special thanks to the hostesses who put on a wonderful event, and to Angie for the special touches, and the trip down memory lane. 40c Lacie McKenzie We wish to extend our appreciation to the community of Semans for the expressions of sympathy with the May 6 passing of our mother, Margery Paisley. The cards, flowers and food were appreciated. Thanks to those who helped us prepare for the August 21 graveside service. Thanks also to those who assisted us with the yard cleanup, water removal and especially our 4th Avenue neighbours who have now made our fall cleanup much less with the removal of the old poplar trees. Marty and Laurie Lidgren 40c(8t)

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.

Danceland, Manitou Beach offers entertainment for: August 31 – Toonie Family Night, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.; September 3 – Harry Startup, 50s and 60s music, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight; September 4 – ‘England’ with ‘Elvis’, 50s and 60s music, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight; September 7 and 9, Toonie Family Night, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.; September 10 to 12, Fall Polkafest, Ralph’s Rhythm Kings, Three for the Show, Phoenix, Ficor. 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. danceland.ca or e-mail: danceland@sasktel.net 40c End of the year catered Pig Roast with all the fixings. Where: Glen Harbour Gazebo. When: Saturday, September 4. Time: Supper at 5:30 p.m. Beer Gardens: 2:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. Cost: $20.00/person. For tickets call Amanda 729-2959, Lois 729-4023, Jim 729-2918. 39-40c Harvest Tea and Bake Sale, Saturday, September 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Masonic Temple, Govan. Sponsored by Corinthian Chapter No. 89, Order of the Eastern Star. 40-41p

FOR SALE– Why Pay More Elsewhere? “Everyday Low Price”. All major appliances selling at cost + $10. Watrous Furniture & Appliances, 9463542. 25ctf FOR SALE– Chain-link dog run, 12.5’ x 7.5’ x 6’. Phone (306) 528-4432 (evenings). 39-40p FOR SALE– Portable Garage 10 ft. x 17 ft. x 9.6 ft. eight leg complete. Used for six months. $75.00. Call Doug or Beth 725-3392. 40-41p(8t)

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Farm help wanted for harvest operation. Trucking experience an asset. Call Kevin or Candace 484-4555. 39-40c

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ctf 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 YARD SALES

MOVING SALE– September 4 at 122 Amherst St., Govan. Starting 9:00 a.m. Chesterfield, recliner, coffee and end tables, desk, bedroom furniture, electric fridge, lawn mower, TV stand, Bissell cleaner, exercise bike, garden and yard tools, patio table and four chairs. Everything priced low. Call 484-2274 for more information. 40c FOR RENT

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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Drake News Dorothy Wolter • 363-2148 Strasbourg Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting and Registration Night is Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Recreation Centre. Parents must attend. Free Minor Hockey registration drawn that evening for those in attendance. 39-40c Agnes Swank, daughter of Helen Friesen, was in Drake on August 18 to visit brother Herman and wife Denise Friesen and family. She and I also had a visit. Agnes lives in Prince Albert. Visiting from Calgary with Florence Boechler was son William. He also visited his sister Mary Harrison at Jansen. Phil Chamberlin is home from the hospital. August 24, he came for coffee in the Happy Shopper. It has been awhile. Phil says he is a “walking miracle.” Sympathy is extended to Eva Dick of Rosthern, Ron and Denise Dick of Moose Jaw, Lynda Wolfe of Drake and families on the passing of Abe Dick in Rosthern on Sunday, August 22. Get well prayers and thinking of Phil (Diana) Chamberlin, Anne Braun of Langham, Frank Dyck and Dallas Dyck in the hospital,

Henry and Kate Bartel, Ben (Susan) Neufeld and anyone who is not feeling up to par. Dorothy Wolter is collecting milk cartons and milk jugs for SARCAN. Please feel free to drop them off. Nathan and Sarah Rinholm and their two children Eliza Katherine, three, and baby Daniel Isaac were here to visit Peter and Mary Jean Nicholson. The Rinholm family hail from Saskatoon. Orren and Emma Bartel from Regina, John and daughter Beryl Racaru from Winnipeg were guests of Mary Schmidt on August 24. Orren stopped in to have

coffee in the Happy Shopper and chat with men and gals on August 24. Visiting George and Mary Bergen were John and Helen Reger from Abbotsford, BC. Ross Reynolds also stopped in on August 24 at the Happy Shopper for coffee and a visit with all the fellows. Margaret Herr of Lockwood is now officially a resident of Lanigan. On August 25, 1986, Rick Hansen began his wheelchair journey across Canada. On August 25, 1919, international air service began. - Dorothy Wolter

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When I was a girl we often gave each other diaries for birthday presents. They were within our price range and were always welcome. I doubt if there was ever anything in them that would have interested the tabloids. We were too young to have romantic adventures to write about; all we had so far were fantasies about boys we had crushes on, and these we shared only with our best friend. I don’t know if other girls confided in their diaries; I know I didn’t. They had locks, but they were flimsy. The humiliation, if other eyes ever read about my fantasies, would have been too much to bear. So my entries usually described innocuous events like “went shopping with Mom and got new shoes”. I have never heard of a boy getting a diary for his birthday. Boys, it seems, didn’t use diaries. I find it hard to understand, then, why it is generally men now who risk getting into trouble by bragging about their exploits on the Internet. It may be just a video to prove they can open beer bottles with their teeth, but sometimes it is about an illegal activity that they would have been wiser to record in a diary instead of posting in a blog to entertain millions of people worldwide.

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A case in point is the video of a man holding his twoyear-old son on his lap and letting him steer the car. Then there are the macho types who think of themselves as sportsmen, filming each other while hunting or fishing out of season, not to mention the guy, a couple of weeks ago, who drove 140 km. an hour in a 40 km. zone near Toronto and got it all on film. How can anyone be so stupid as not to realize somebody will report their misdeeds to the police? I can only assume they grew up but never really matured. Maybe we should start giving boys diaries so they can get the urge to tell all out of their systems before they end up with big fines or jail time. Martha can be reached at marmor@shaw.ca or check out her new website online at www.marthamorgan.ca

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Provincial news briefs First quarter financial report: budget remains on track Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Ken Krawetz says Saskatchewan’s provincial budget remains on track in spite of additional costs incurred by an unprecedented summer of storms. Krawetz released the First Quarter Financial Report on August 20, showing that the province is expecting an additional $161.7 million in expenses this year, primarily caused by compensation for wide-spread flood damages. Krawetz says these unexpected expenses will be offset by increased revenue of $194.9 million, mainly due to higher-than-budgeted Crown land sales as the result of increased interest in Saskatchewan’s oil industry. “The bottom line is – our budget remains on track in spite of some of the worst summer weather our province has ever seen,” Krawetz said. “The overall strength of our province’s economy has enabled our government to respond to those whose property was damaged by flooding and to those farm families who were unable to get a crop in this year.” On the expense side, there is a $144 million increase in the Agriculture budget to cover the province’s share of the $30 per acre payment for unseeded farmland and an additional $18.5 million for higher claims through the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP). On the revenue side, the province expects to see an overall increase of $215.2 million in non-renewable resource revenue, led by an increase of $252.7 million in Crown land sales, which is partially offset by small declines in potash, oil and natural gas. Potash revenue is forecast to be $16 million below budget despite higher prices and sales as the result of increased capital investment in the potash industry. Krawetz said that despite the significant challenges caused by the flooding, Saskatchewan’s overall economy remains strong. The NDP Opposition, however, had a different interpretation of

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the Sask Party government’s numbers. NDP Finance critic Trent Wotherspoon said the first quarter budget update is yet more confirmation of the Wall government’s financial mismanagement. With revenues continuing at all-time highs, Wotherspoon said it is extremely disappointing to see the government running an approximate $600 million deficit and massively increasing public debt load. “The government is claiming that this budget remains ‘on track’ which is exactly what concerns us,” Wotherspoon said. “If it means it is still on track to run backto-back deficits, to increase public debt, and to cut valuable programs and services on the backs of Saskatchewan people then I guess it’s right. But these are not what I would call hallmarks of good financial management of public dollars.” Wotherspoon said after slashing close to $100 mil-

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lion from agriculture risk management programs at the time of the budget, it isn’t surprising to see that more than that amount is now being required to assist Saskatchewan producers with their flooded, unseeded, and damaged crops and property. He noted, as well, that the health budget remains unchanged which has already resulted in reduced services and staff layoffs throughout the province. The province is now forecast to finish the 2010-11 fiscal year with nearly $800 million in the Growth and Financial Security Fund. Physician Recruitment Agency hires CEO An Alberta man has been hired as the first Chief Executive Officer of Saskatchewan’s new Physician Recruitment Agency. Edward Mantler says his first order of the day is to recruit and retain more physicians for

Saskatchewan. “I am pleased to be working with the Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan,” Mantler said. “Coming from a prairie province I understand the important role of the agency in retaining Saskatchewan’s medical graduates and acting as a one-stop point of contact for physicians seeking to set up practice in the province.” Mantler was most recently the Senior Operating Officer at University of Alberta Hospital and before that was the Director of Medical Access and Innovation in the Calgary Health Region. Announced in March this year, the Physician Recruitment Agency’s mandate is to enhance, coordinate and support recruitment efforts across the province. It will also work closely with health regions and communities to address their physician needs.

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The proposed Shore Gold Star-Orion South Diamond Mine project in northern Saskatchewan is entering the Environment Assessment phase of development, and the provincial government is providing funding to help First Nations and Metis communities participate in the EA process. The funds, totaling $673,000, are being provided to the Métis Nation,

James Smith Cree Nation and Muskoday First Nation. All the funds are coming from the Consultation Participation Fund of the Ministry of First Nations and Métis Relations. “Participation in the EA process will provide the communities with the opportunity to provide valuable input regarding any potential impacts the proposed development may have on

Treaty and Aboriginal rights and traditional uses. This is an exciting project for all Saskatchewan people and I am pleased the province is able to provide financial support to the communities in order for their voices to be heard during this important Environmental Assessment process,” Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations Ken Cheveldayoff said.

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Nokomis News June Munroe 528-2951 Playschool teacher needed for 2010-2011 playschool year in Nokomis. Starting in late September / early October until mid-May. For more information contact Carolyn at 528-4402 or Michele at 484-4644. 40-41c BINGO at Nokomis Legion Hall on Monday, August 30. Speedos at 7:00 p.m. Regular play at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Nokomis Legion Branch #290. 40c

We extend sympathy to the Harding and Langteigne families on the passing of their brother Grant Harding, who passed away on Saturday, August 21 in Prince Albert. He was 86 years of age. Visiting Grandma Hazel Chute on Monday, August 23, were Lori and Colin Gollins, Jacey and Aiden of Meath Park, SK. They also visited some of their Frohaug relatives. A speedy recovery is hoped for Lylie Herman who had emergency surgery on August 18 and is now recuperating at home. We are happy to see Marge Edwards back home after her stay in Pasqua Hospital. -submitted by Hazel Chute

Strasbourg Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting and Registration Night is Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Recreation Centre. Parents must attend. Free Minor Hockey registraRecent visitor at Bob Neltion drawn that evening for son’s home was his daughter, those in attendance. 39-40c Nancy Wetsch from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA. Nancy likes to go fishing with her Dad and delights in showing him how it is done. Mike and Debbie Artibise from Winnipeg, MB. are visiting with Lois and Barry Mortenson and other relatives in the area. Earle and Lorna Mansell recently visited with Betty Udahl in Moose Jaw. From HENDRY Moose Jaw, they went on to atBig brothers, Caiden tend a family gathering of Lorand Maddox are so exna’s sisters and cousins, nieces cited to announce the and nephews at Drumheller. A arrival of their baby tour of the Tyrell Museum was sister, Laityn Emmry, enjoyed. born on July 29, 2010. _________________ Proud grandparents are Barry and Lois Your news is important – be Mortenson, Ron and sure to send it in! Please reJanie Hendry and Mary member to include your name and Daryl Strudwick, when submitting news. If you all of Nokomis. Proud don’t want your name pubgreat-grandparents lished along with your submitare Ken and Ruth Edted news, just let us know! wards, Betty Bathgate Looking for some extra copand Dolores Hendry ies of this week’s newspaper? of Nokomis and Lorne Pick some up at the Nokomis and Velda Mortenson Pharmacy or the Last Mounof Govan. tain Times office! FORM 2 (Section 4)

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Felix Fisher (left) begrudgingly presents Eric Jeschke with his wager winnings from the 2009 Pilger vs Nokomis Pumpkin Challenge.

Top 10 stolen cars in Canada Two models of the Honda Civic and four models of the Cadillac Escalade make up 60 per cent of Canada’s top 10 most stolen cars list. The list is compiled each year by the Insurance Bureau of Canada as a public service to point out to owners which vehicles are most at risk of being stolen. 1) 2000 Honda Civic SiR, 2 door 2) 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 4-door AWD 3) 1999 Honda Civic SiR 2-door 4) 2006 Chevrolet/GMC Trailblazer SS 4-door 4WD 5) 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT 4-door AWD 6) 2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV 4-door AWD 7) 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 2-door 8) 2000 Audi S4 Quattro 4-door 9) 2006 Hummer H2 4-door AWD 10) 2005 Cadillac Escalade 4-door 4WD “We’re seeing two very different forms of auto theft,” said Insurance Bureau of Canada spokesman Rick Dubin. “One type of thief is just looking for a car that’s easy to steal, with no approved anti-theft electronic immobilizer, which can be used for transportation, stripped for parts or used in the commission of other crimes. The other type of thief goes after newer, highend vehicles. Although these are harder to steal, sophisticated organized crime rings can make a strong profit by shipping them overseas, chopping them for parts, or changing their vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and selling them to unsuspecting consumers.”

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010 – 10:00 A.M. Driediger Farm Auction, 2 m. N. of Elbow, SK., on Hwy. 19, 6 ½ m. E. on Hundeby Road., 1/2 m. N. 1996 Case 7220 FWA tractor w/case 710 FEL, only 1447 hrs. 1981 Case 2290, 1975 Case 1070 w/FEL, Case 930, Case LA, W6 McCormick tractor, CaseIH 730 PTO swather in mint cond., 1984 MF850 combine w/ 1270 hrs., 1975 GMC6000 grain truck, plus other equipment, livestock items and antiques & collectibles. SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010 – 10:00 A.M. Household sale for Dick Baker, 450 – 6th St., Craik, Sask. Furniture, appliances, household, tools & shop items. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 – 10:00 A.M. Acreage Sale for Lyle & Gloria Tucker, 10 km. NW of Davidson, SK., on Hwy. 11, 2 km. N. (Past Golf Course) MF1085 tractor w/FEL, W6 tractor, MH44 tractor w/FEL, Ford F350 w/B&H, yard items, tools & shop items, household, antiques & collectibles.

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The Pilger pumpkin people met for supper with the Nokomis pumpkin people at Nokomis Pizza on Saturday evening, August 21 to humble themselves in recognition of Nokomis’ win in the 2009 inter-community pumpkin growing competition. It was a joyous evening for the Nokomis group, but not so much so for the Pilger group. The challenge between Pilger and Nokomis involves a small wager, and a meal. The arrangement is that the mayor of whichever town wins gets a free meal at the expense of the mayor of the ‘losing’ town. And, the individual winner receives a small monetary token of the individual loser’s embarrassment. “Congratulations to Nokomis for winning last year’s pumpkin growing contest with Eric Jeschke’s 452 pound pumpkin. From the pictures I’ve seen, it appears that we have another good competition going this year between Nancy Hards and Felix Fisher. I guess we’ll have to wait until the pumpkins go on the scale to see who comes out the winner this year,” Pilger mayor Bernard Dobmeier said. In 2009 other local growers also had impressive entries in the competition, with Nancy Hards’ pumpkin weighing in at 330 pounds, and the Dale Knouse family submitting a 75 pound entry. Pilger’s Felix Fisher, last year’s third place finisher, noted that Saskatchewan Provincial Pumpkin Society is the official record keeper of the annual pumpkin competitions, and he quoted the official results from 2009: Nokomis – 452 pounds; Findlater – 447 pounds; Pilger – 243 pounds; Spiritwood – 175 pounds; Silton – 90 pounds; Preeceville – 89 pounds; Radisson – 76 pounds; Denzil – 58 pounds. Fisher renewed the inter-community challenge for this year and next, and noted that there is an upcoming ‘ominous threat’ to growers in both Nokomis and Pilger. “We have a guy that has joined our pumpkin contest from Fosston, SK, and wow, this guy is serious! You should see his pumpkins! He’s a Viking, and came to Canada in 2000, and he’s very scientific. He’s feeding his pumpkins molasses, and calcium. He’s going to be a serious contender,” Fisher said. The evening ended on a friendly note, with everyone agreeing that it’s best to keep the annual pumpkin challenge a ‘friendly’ rivalry.

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Willard Beeler (right), former Mayor of Nokomis, presents Pilger Mayor Bernard Dobmeier with the ‘tab’ for the evening meal: the price of Pilger losing the Pumpkin Challenge to Nokomis.

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V I EW P OI NT The publisher’s dilemma

A community newspaper is a business, as much as it is a service to its community and its readers. But from time to time, a newspaper publisher runs into a dilemma: should the newspaper knowingly promote a potentially unethical enterprise within its community? Let’s offer a hypothetical example. Let’s say a new business comes to town, or someone buys an existing business and rejuvenates one. In most communities, a new or revived business is “news”, and more often “good” news, and a community newspaper would treat it as such. The newspaper would interview the owners of the new business, welcome them to the community, and give them an opportunity to explain why they developed the business, or why they chose this particular community to do business in. To some this would seem like “free advertising” (perhaps from a competitor’s perspective), and to others this would simply be information (ie: “news”) about new goings-on in the community. Now, what should happen, in this purely hypothetical example, if in the process of promoting his or her new business, the owners placed an ad in the local paper, and then did not pay the invoice for their advertising? Should the newspaper remind them several times that the invoice is outstanding? A reasonable approach, some might say. Should the newspaper hound them incessantly? Not so reasonable, some might say. Should the newspaper give them every opportunity to settle their account in a timely fashion? A reasonable approach, some might say. If that business was to stage special events that involved the community, should the newspaper provide coverage of such events and in the process promote the business that didn’t pay its advertising bill? Perhaps not, some might say. And if that business (which hadn’t paid its advertising bill) had a grand opening, or ribbon cutting ceremony, maybe even with local officials and local talent taking part, should the newspaper provide coverage of the event, and in the process provide free promotion to the business? Perhaps yes or perhaps not, some might say. There, now that we’ve explained the dilemma, we feel much better. Even if the hypothetical advertising bill remains unpaid. -Last Mountain Times School Supplies available at

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Saskatchewan provides $265,000 to Pakistan The Province of Saskatchewan is donating $265,000 to assist Pakistan, where more than 20 million people have been affected by flooding due to monsoon rains causing widespread destruction and the deaths of more than an estimated 1,600 people. “The accounts of the devastation and suffering in Pakistan have compelled us to take action. It is the nature of Saskatchewan people to help out when others are in need, and this is no exception,” Minister Rob Norris said. “This money will contribute to the good work that the Red Cross and the HOPE International Development Agency are doing with relief efforts in Pakistan, and I encourage the people of Saskatchewan to take action

to help out in any way they can.” The provincial contribution represents about 25 cents from every Saskatchewan resident. $250,000 will go to the Red Cross to support their efforts in Pakistan, and $15,000 will go to the HOPE International Development Agency, which applied for the grant through the Saskatchewan Emergency Assistance Program. The money will help fund four mobile medical clinics to provide emergency medical assistance to approximately 15,000 people displaced by the flooding. Private donations to the cause can be made through: the Red Cross; the Salvation Army; and the HOPE International Development Agency.

Health advisory on air quality The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health warned residents last week to take precautions because of poor air quality in parts of the province due to smoke from British Columbia forest fires. Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said people who are at higher risk, including persons with asthma and other respiratory and heart conditions should consider staying indoors with the windows closed to reduce their exposure to the outdoor air when the air quality is even moderately bad, and even otherwise healthy people should also avoid any vigorous outdoor physical activity while there is heavy smoke in the air. The record number of forest fires in British Columbia sent

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Govan News Phone 528-2020 • 725-3030 or use the drop-box at the Govan Co-op Strasbourg Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting and Registration Night is Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at Strasbourg Recreation Centre. Parents must attend. Free Minor Hockey registration drawn that evening for those in attendance. 39-40c Girl Greatness Starts Here! Open House and Registration Night for Girl Guides – Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, Junior Leaders, Guiders, on Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Eastshore Wildlife Hall, Strasbourg. All girls and women are welcome to join for fun, friendship and new adventures. For more information call Jo Ann 725-3739. 40-41p What fun it is to get together with schoolmates and have lunch – even 41 years after you leave school! Five gals gathered at the Manitou Mineral Spa on August 24. The classmates were: Bev (McGrath) McLane of Imperial, Wendy (Landstrom) Hemingway of Nokomis,

Heather (Campbell) Albers of Humboldt, Frances (Scott) Doering of Regina and Lynn (Hilderman) Berkan of Southey. We attended school in Govan and graduated in 1969. All of us are now grandmothers so of course the brag books came out and everyone got caught up on each other’s families. After a walk through the gift shop, a stop was made at the little Coffee Shop in Manitou for afternoon coffee and dessert. It was a wonderful afternoon of visiting, but soon the clocks told us it was time to be on our way. We all agreed we should do this more often. -submitted by Lynn Berkan 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 Co-op!

Obituary Larry Pratchler Larry Leo Pratchler, of Saskatoon, was called to join his Heavenly Father on August 19, 2010, at the age of 39 years. Larry is lovingly remembered and greatly missed by: his wife, Maja; daughters, Aleysha, age 13, Jayda, age 9, and Kyla, age 6; mother, Catherine Pratchler; brothers, Joseph (Beverly), Gerard (Cindy), Martin (Bonnie), Ken, Ron (Marilyn), Richard (Marina), Dennis (Michele), and twin brother, Barry (Gina); sisters, Anne (Ross) McNichol, Mary (John) Toy, and Jane Lakness; parents-inlaw, Gordon and Hanni Selinger; brother-in-law, Nelson (Ngeune); sister-in-law, Julie (Jonathan) Sturm; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Larry was predeceased by his father, Joseph Pratchler. A memorial service was held at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Saskatoon, SK (east on 8th Street, first right past Briargate Road), on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. with Apostle Frank Dzur officiating. Interment and reception followed. Donations in Larry’s memory may be made to Maja Pratchler (In Trust): to be used to establish an Education Trust Fund for their children. Friends and family may send condolences from the website www.hillcrestmemorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to Sten Olesen.

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The family of Grant and Rose Gordon invite you to join us in celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary at a Come and Go Tea, Sunday, September 5 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Silton Community Hall. 40c

Condolences to the family and friends of Christina Underwood with her recent passing at Rosthern. Christina was a long time resident of the Ravineside area and for many years, wrote Ravineside news for Last Mountain Times. ________________

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Christina Matilda Underwood (Gordon), daughter of William and Elsie Gordon, and sister of Mabel, May, Violet, Daisy, Ivan, Hazel, Isabel, Emily and Albert, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on 20 August 2010 at the age of 87. Christina was born on 15 December 1922 in Kipling, SK. At eight years of age she and her family moved to the Nut Mountain District where she grew up and completed her formal education. As a young woman she moved to Alberta where she worked, through the war years, as a domestic. In 1950, she married Tom Underwood of Strasbourg, SK and farmed with him until 1985. Together they had four children: Edward (1953), Elsie (1954), Clayton (1956), and Cheryl (1959). As a result of Tom’s failing health they moved into Strasbourg in 1993, where she looked after him until 1996. Tom then moved into the Last Mountain Pioneer home and Christina moved to a smaller home in Strasbourg. Eight years after Tom’s death, and as a result of her failing health, Christina moved to Rosthern, SK, where she lived until her recent passing. As a young woman, Christina gave her heart and soul to Christ, profoundly impacting the rest of her life. She and Tom raised their children under the influence of Christian teaching and she supported the local and world church in every way that she could. Daily devotions and prayers for friends and family were a staple in her life. Family was the most important thing in her life and she often commented that the years spent raising her children were the happiest. She was legendary for knowing the birthdates and anniversaries of just about everyone she knew and would comment on the applicable ones every day. She kept a diary from a young age and this helped her keep events in their time and place. Mom was a hard working woman and was the driving force behind making the farm a success. Making a living on a half section required ingenuity, commitment and intensely hard work and mom was there through it all. She milked the cows, kept pigs and chickens, kept a garden, butchered, canned, made the meals, nursed us when we were ill, kept us in presentable clothing, handled the finances and somehow managed to keep house as well. Mom was a very social and hospitable person so having lots of people around was very important to her. She loved large family and community gatherings and was as involved as she could be in all of them. Her community involvement included time on the executive of the Strasbourg Bible Camp and helping Tom as the treasurer for the Strasbourg Brethren Assembly. For many years she was the Ravineside Correspondent for the Nokomis Times and took great pleasure in keeping us all informed and in print. Mom loved to travel and was able to visit friends and family from coast to coast. As a young woman she made a solo trip to Alaska and we heard many wonderful stories about that as we grew up. Christina will be remembered for her commitment to her family, her church, and her community. Her home was open to friends and strangers alike and it can be truly said that ‘strangers were just friends she hadn’t yet met.’ Her energy, her enthusiasm for life and her love for family and friends endeared her to everyone. Like dad, mom believed that “the Lord is near to all who call on him…in truth. He fulfils the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love him …My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.” (Psalms 145: 18-21)

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der why anybody believes that about religion. This past week my father and I drove to Calgary to be present at a funeral. Let’s say for some reason I believed all roads lead to Alberta. So, instead of taking Highway 9 or 41, I took Highway 16 and just kept going and going. Would I have ever reached Calgary by doing that? Of course not! But I would have ended up in Edmonton, and maybe even Alaska. I am sure you get the picture – it is impossible to believe that all roads, all faiths, and all religions lead to God and heaven; that all are equally valid. There is only one way to the Father’s mansion. That way is Jesus – the Jesus Who suffered and died for our sins. Submitted by Pastor Rey Dahlen Trinity Lutheran, Quinton Prince of Peace Lutheran, Govan St. Paul Lutheran, Duval and St. Martin’s Anglican, Raymore

The sky’s the limit! 2010 September Skies The month begins with the Moon at last quarter, meaning 21 days have passed since new Moon. It will be full on September 23, which, coincidentally, is the day after the Autumn Equinox. Luna’s close encounters for the month begin on the 1st, when it is less than a degree from the Pleiades (M45). On the 3rd, the Moon is less than half a degree from the cluster M35. Mars and Saturn are lurking close by – watch for them at sunset on the 8th and 10th. By the 11th, Venus and the Moon are within half a degree; an occultation in eastern Brazil and the eastern hemisphere – the Moon passes in front of the planet. Jupiter shares the spotlight on the 23rd, and September closes with the Moon again in close proximity of M45 and M35, on the 28th and 30th, respectively. Mercury is in front of the Sun as the month opens, and becomes a morning object by the third week of September. Venus continues as the bright Evening Star in the west at dusk. Even though the planet appears quite narrow, reaching a phase like the first-quarter Moon, it is at its greatest illuminated extent (GIE) on September 23. This means that, as viewed from Earth, the illuminated area of Venus covers the most square degrees. As mentioned above, watch for the close brush by the Moon on the 11th. Mars is low in the western evening sky, presenting a viewing challenge, as the planet slips below the horizon shortly after nightfall. Binoculars are a must, as Mars and Earth are separated by nearly twice the Sun’s distance; contrary to the e-mail hoax going the rounds on the Internet during the summer, Mars will never appear the same size as

the full Moon! Jupiter graces the eastern evening sky, rising at midevening and remaining visible all night. The distance scales of the Solar System rise quickly as we view the outer planets – Jupiter is four times the distance of the Sun, nearly 600 million km (33 light-minutes). Jupiter reaches opposition (on the opposite side of the sky from the Sun) on September 21, and its largest apparent diameter of just under an arcminute (49.8 arcseconds). Uranus and Jupiter share the same approximate space, less than one degree apart on the 22nd. Saturn is slipping closer and closer to the Sun’s position. By the 8th, it crosses into the celestial southern hemisphere, where it will remain for the next 15 years. Saturn is 10.5 astronomical units (AU), about 1.4 billion km, away. Uranus, as mentioned above, shares the same piece of Solar System real estate as Jupiter this summer and fall. The distance to Uranus is 2.8 billion km. Neptune rises in the east around 7:00 p.m., and crosses the sky through the night. Its distance from Earth is 4.3 billion km. During the early part of September, watch for the zodiacal light in the early morning twilight, caused by dust particles in a Solar System orbit, backlit by the Sun. James Edgar James Edgar has had an interest in the night sky all his life. He joined the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada in 2000 and quickly became involved in the Society. He is Editor’s Assistant and a contributor to the renowned Observer’s Handbook, Production Manager of the bi-monthly RASC Journal, and is the Society’s National Secretary.


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Strasbourg Memorial Hall Centennial Manor News renovations underway

Equipment was still on site recently as renovations continue at the Strasbourg Memorial Hall. So far, workers have completed the re-shingling of the south-side roof only, after the decision was made that the north side will last a few more years.

The concrete work is also done, and workers are waiting for the some of the concrete to cure before completing the back-filling.

On July 1, a few ladies from the Manor attended the Victorian Tea at Arlington Beach. Bernice Scott was the driver and Reta Galger, Minn Krupp, Dorothy Gritzfelt and Kay Nordal were her passengers. They were all attired in gorgeous gowns and hats. The tea was served by waitresses in Victorian costumes. Dainty sandwiches and pickles were served, including of course, cucumbers. The tables were elegant, with fine china plates and cups with saucers. We were entertained by a violinist and a visitor from the past, who came to each table and related interesting events from the beginning days of the Beach House and the boat that made daily trips to the beach. After entertainment we enjoyed strawberry shortcake. It was a delightful afternoon, with a nice crowd in attendance and a good number in costumes. Claude and Vi Gay of Summerland, BC recently visited Betty and Les Banford in the Manor and also visited their son Jeff and Sherry at Bulyea. Kay MacPheat had her grandsons and family visit her from Maidstone, SK on July 3 and 4. Bev Mortenson Pratt of Swift Current recently visited her mom Shirley Mortenson in the Manor. They spent time with her dad in Nokomis.

Ward has since moved to Salt Coats to live with his daughter Lois and family. We will miss seeing you Ward. Bernice Scott is a proud great grandmother of twin boys, Carver and Cadel born to her grandson Kris and wife Sandy Doering on March 28. After a lengthy stay in hospital in Regina, Carver was transferred to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, where he underwent a four hour heart surgery when he was six weeks old. Kris, Sandy and Carver stayed at the Ronald McDonald house in Edmonton when Carver was hospitalized. The family is now home and doing well. Big news in the Johnson family, Robyn and Kyle Langmayer have a new daughter, Sterling, a great-granddaughter for Minn Krupp. The residents of the Manor have enjoyed all the fruit and vegetables that have been brought in this fall. Eileen Brewer had a visit from her sister-in-law Miriam Levett from Winnipeg recently. Kay Nordal enjoyed a trip to Saskatoon to visit with family there. Sorry to report that Dolly Walker, a former resident of the Manor passed away in June. Her funeral was July 2. Bernice Scott flew to Oakville, ON in July to help her sister Evelyn McAninch celebrate her 90th birthday.

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Her brother Frank McGinnis, of Assiniboia and niece Fran Doering of Regina travelled with her. An update on birthdays celebrated: Reta Galger’s was in June, Frank Wirll in July, and Kay MacPheat in August. Marie Bjelland, Kay Nordal and Helen Thompson took part in the celebration of 100 years of Norrona Lutheran Church over the long weekend. Marie and Kay sang in the choir and Helen had the privilege of directing the choir in performing two old familiar songs, “Today there is ringing” and “Master the Tempest is Raging.” Marie Bjelland had her son Raye from Regina visit her recently. Marie’s two great grandchildren Brooke and Rolle from Winnipeg accompanied him. She was also out to Bev and Joe Beckett’s to help Joe celebrate his 75th birthday. I’m sure it will be one to remember. Helen Thompson had her old school chum Norma Dalen visit her in July. Don and Shirley from Grand Prairie visited their mom Helen the first week in August. They parked their fifth wheel on their new lot at Green Acres Resort. Beryl and Ria were also visiting. We enjoyed boating and fishing. Quote: Some people are so persistent they’d have the last word with an echo. HCT

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Bulyea Rustlers enjoy stellar season

Bulyea News

Rustlers win Senior B Western Canadian Championship

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Going into the 2010 season, the Bulyea Rustlers had one goal in mind, having a successful provincials and advancing to the Senior B Western Canadian Championships in August. League play began as it always does early in May. With all of the rain that we received this spring, there were many games rained out. This caused the league to shorten the regular season to 15 games. At the end of the regular season we finished with a record of 12 wins and 3 losses. This was good enough to finish in first spot. The playoff format this year was a true double knockout with the top eight teams making the playoffs. We won our first three playoff games which put us directly into the final. Our opponent in the final was Silver Screen Sportswear. Being a double knockout we would have to be beaten twice to be denied the league championship. We dropped the first game 3-2, but bounced back to win the second game by a final score of 10-1, giving us our sixth league title in eight years. From July 23 to 25 the provincial championships were held in Saskatoon. There were 10 teams battling for two berths to the Western Canadian Championships. We played a four game round robin amongst our pool of five teams in which we finished with 4 wins and 0 losses. That put us up against a strong team

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Merchants, who we defeated 7-1. We then had the opportunity to guarantee a finish in the top two spots with a win in our last round robin game. Our opponent was the Calgary DT Fire. We beat them by a score of 8-3. This gave us a record of five wins and one loss and the first place seed after round play. The top four teams making the playoffs in order of finish were the Bulyea Rustlers, Bruno Merchants, Irma Royals, and the Sooke Loggers. Saturday night we played the Bruno Merchants with the winner going directly to Sunday’s gold medal game. This was a classic battle that Bruno would eventually win 8-7 in nine innings. As difficult a loss as it was, we knew that a win in Sunday morning’s semi final would put us in the final where we wanted to be. After a tight battle with the Sooke Loggers in the round robin we knew that defeating them would be no simple task. Once again when it came to facing elimination we gave the ball to our ace, Greg Hill. We came out of the gate strong with Troy Gordon hitting a two run homerun in the top of the first inning. As the game wore on we received a highlight reel, run-saving catch from our centre fielder Jon Krahenbil along with steady defensive play from our short stop Bill Slough. Hill got stronger on the mound as the game wore on and pitched his way to a complete game victory as we defeated the team from BC 4-3. Sunday afternoon’s gold medal game was an all Saskatchewan affair with the Bulyea Rustlers taking on the Bruno Merchants. The game started out slow with no score heading into the third inning. Leading off the top of the third inning, Jon Krahenbil reached on an error by the Bruno short stop. He would steal second base and later be driven home on

Crop Report Wet and cool weather continues to delay crop maturity and slow harvest, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report for the week ending August 23. Just over two per cent of the 2010 crop has been combined. An additional nine per cent has been swathed or is ready to straight combine. The southwest has seven per cent combined and 10 per cent is ready to swath or straight combine. When broken down by crop, 24 per cent of the winter wheat and fall rye, six per cent of the lentils, 15 per cent of the peas and three per cent of the mustard have been combined. The five-year provincial average (2005 to 2009) for this time of year is 12 per cent combined and 19 per cent swathed or ready to straight combine. Haying continues, although rain and heavy dew continue to slow progress. Sas-

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a single from Tyson Sievert. Bruno would not score in their half of the third giving us a 1-0 lead going into the 4th inning. This was the inning that swung the momentum in our favour. Wayne Flotre lead off with a single, Mike Jordan followed that with a single of his own, Josh Jordan then laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt, and Colin McLeod would then drive in two runs with a double. Jon Krahenbil would follow that with a run scoring single and then he would later score on an error by the Bruno second baseman. Bruno would counter with a solo home run the bottom of the fourth, but after four innings of play the Rustlers were up 5-1. Behind the strong pitching of Jeremy Kenny and the solid defence behind him, the momentum was definitely in our favour. The game was then put out of reach in the top of the seventh inning when Cory Krahenbil singled, Wayne Flotre bunted the runner over to second, and Mike Jordan tripled in a run and would later score on a passed ball. A very quick bottom of the seventh inning followed and with that the Bulyea Rustlers were Western Canadian Champs!! With a fifth place finish at the event in 2004 and a silver medal in 2005, this gold medal was a long time coming and a very special win for us. It was great to have some fans make the trip to Alberta to cheer us on as well. Colin McLeod Bulyea Rustlers

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from Bruno in the playoffs with the winner going directly to the final. We lost an offense filled game 14-9. This meant we had to play the next day in another semi final for a berth in the final and a ticket to Westerns. Behind the strong pitching of Greg Hill and a couple timely hits, we defeated Saskatoon KW Homes 3-0. We would go on to lose to Bruno in the final, but for us it was mission accomplished. We were going to the Senior B Western Canadian Championships for the first time since 2005. This year’s Western Canadian Championships were held from August 12 to 15 in Irma, AB. There were seven teams representing four provinces. The format was a full round robin with the top four teams advancing to the playoff round. With the prospect of playing anywhere from six to nine games in four days, pitching depth was a priority. The player rosters expand from provincials to westerns so we were able to pick up two pitchers from other teams that competed in the provincial championships. We also added the experience and strong ball mind of Lynn Wagner as a coach. On day one of the championship we defeated the Grand Prairie Mets 3-1 and followed that with an 8-6 loss in extra innings to the host team from Irma. There was rain off and on through the first two days of the tournament which caused many games to be changed and carried over to the next day, but the grounds crew did a great job to keep the games going as best as possible. Day 2 for the Rustlers started with a 10-1 victory over the Thompson Buccanneers, following that we defeated the Sooke Loggers from BC 3-2. Day 3 is always the make or break day in the tournament. Our first game was against the Bruno

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Are wives too hard on husbands?

Psychology for Living

“If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother.” - Sam Levenson It is easy to fall in love and easy to get married. What is not so easy, is living in harmony and working as a team. A lot of assumptions are made about what makes a ‘good wife’ or ‘good husband,’ but of-

ten these are assumed rather than negotiated. Courtship and honeymoons are a lot different than day-to-day life filled with responsibilities and many things to juggle. When the going gets tough, there can be a tendency to start criticizing a partner for not behaving as we think a spouse should. Women are particularly good at this. In the 21st century we are far too liberated to have a husband tell us how we should behave as a wife, but have no hesitation in holding our men up to a sometimes unrealistic ideal. Now men, before you go clipping out this column and waving it in her face, I said unrealistic. It is not unrealistic to do your share of the home maintenance and par-

enting responsibilities. Some women assume a husband should be at her beck and call. He is like a personal assistant and should carry out all of her demands, and further, should be able to mind-read and know exactly what she is thinking and what she wants. His first obligation in life is to her, and like the hired help needs to ask if it would be okay if he took a day or evening off. She thinks this is all okay, because, after all, if you love me and married me, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Well, not really. A marriage should be a partnership where the needs of both parties are honoured. Neither one should be superior or controlling towards the other. Individuals should be able to ask for what they

need rather than demanding or criticizing. Couples should be like best friends who work things out so it’s all good. There is a difference between being boyfriend/ girlfriend and being husband/wife. Before getting married, talk about what you both think a husband/ wife should be. Talk about finances, children, household chores and spending time with friends. If you are on the same page, go for it. If you see red flags, don’t think it will be easier to gain agreement once you are married, and act accordingly.

As travellers prepare to hit the road for the final long weekend of the summer, CAA Saskatchewan offers tips on how to drive safely and save money at the gas pumps. In the past, the Labour Day weekend has proven dangerous for travellers on Saskatchewan highways. According to SGI, in 2008, there were 475 collisions over the Labour Day weekend, 50 more than the weekend average for that year. In 2007, there were 384 collisions, up nearly 80 over the weekend average. “Drivers should remember that being a safe driver can also save you money and help the environment,” said Lisa Wilson-Sturm, Director of Communications with CAA Saskatchewan. “Slow down, drive less aggressively and ensure your vehicle is in top condition. You’ll be safer on the road and use less gas.” To drive safely and save money, follow these tips: • Ensure your vehicle is in top shape with properly inflated tires. A poorly maintained vehicle can use up to 50 per cent more fuel. Under-inflated tires also reduce safety and fuel efficiency.

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