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Volume 104, No 32

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

$45 million to rebuild Highway 15

Summer highway repair work continues in the Last Mountain area, as this crew began work mid-last week to replace the culvert on Highway 20, just south of the junction of Highways 20 & 15 south of Nokomis. The culvert at this location proved to be much too small to handle the volume of water flowing through it this spring. Looking at the photo, it’s hard to believe that run-off water was at the point of nearly running over the highway at this location less than 6 weeks ago. To avoid closing the highway while the work is being done, single lane traffic is being directed through the construction area using a set of automatic traffic lights. The inset photo shows the deep cut in the east half of the highway, as workers prepare to install the Photo: LMT Staff new culvert.

Crime spree in Strasbourg In the late evening of Sunday, June 12, or the morning of Monday July, 13, there was a rash of break and enters in the Town of Strasbourg. Six businesses located on Mountain Street in Strasbourg were broken into, and cash was taken at each business. The businesses included Strasbourg Agencies, New New Chop Suey, Every Little Thing, Up Town Girls hair salon, Kerth Enterprises, SARCAN, and Mountain Motors Products. An estimate of the total amount of cash

Regional planning session in Nokomis Town officials and interested residents gathered at the Nokomis Hall on the evening of June 14 to take part in a discussion focused on a long-term regional vision that will support local community objectives. The discussion was facilitated by Stantec Consulting as part of the Mid Sask Municipal Alliance’s efforts to create a District Official Community Plan. The Plan is described as a comprehensive planning exercise that will assess and anticipate future growth for the 12 member Alliance municipalities. Once the policy framework is in place, it will help the Alliance members manage future growth in a comprehensive, coordinated manner in anticipation of the BHP Billiton potash developments in the area.

“We had 14 residents attending the discussion session in Nokomis. The community is very proud, and generated some excellent ideas,” facilitator Devin Clarke said. Clarke noted that the members attending were able to articulate a comprehensive list of positive attributes that Nokomis is able to use to promote itself as a community: safe water, safe community, friendly people, 40 vacant and available building lots, the trees, curling, hockey, dance, golf, music, playground, doctor, K-12 school, car dealership, flower shop, lumber yard, restaurants, drug store, other businesses, family orientated, museum, close to a regional park, proximity to cities, and to Continued on page 5

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stolen, or the cost of the damage to business premises is not available. A spokesman for one of the businesses said the break-ins appeared to be the work of people who knew what they were doing, as opposed to a spur of the moment thing by random vandals, as in many cases the locks were punched out to gain access to the buildings. The businessman also noted that similar break-ins have occurred on other ‘grad weekends’ leading him to believe that this is the work of professional criminals who targeted the community, knowing that business people and families would be otherwise occupied. The break-ins are still under investigation by the Southey R.C.M.P., and the Regina Forensic Identification Unit. Anyone with information, or anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity or strange vehicles in the area around the time of the break-ins, is asked to contact the Southey R.C.M.P. at 726-5230, or Saskatchewan Crimestoppers.

The provincial government will invest an estimated $45 million to rebuild Highway 15 east of Kenaston as part of a new high clearance corridor for shippers to haul over-height loads across Saskatchewan. However, the announcement does not include any work in the immediate Last Mountain area. Department of Highways officials say 57 kilometres of Highway 15 will be completely rebuilt from the Junction of Highway 11 east to Highway 2. The highway will be improved from a thin membrane surface (TMS) to an asphalt concrete pavement capable of carrying primary weight truck traffic, the highest allowable weight at which shippers can transport their goods. The work will be done in three stages, beginning with gravel crushing in the winter of 2012, with on-road work slated to begin in the spring and summer of 2012. Work will begin at the eastern end of the project and is expected to continue for three construction seasons, ending in 2015. In addition, all utility lines that could obstruct over-height loads will be buried to allow loads to be moved without the need to temporarily cut utility lines. The $2.3 million provincial investment to bury the lines will eventually be recouped through the permit fees to users. Once the initial investment has been recovered, permit fees will be used to cover maintenance and upgrading of the highway, along with the development of additional corridors to provide a high-clearance network across Saskatchewan. Farm equipment will be exempt from the permit fee in accordance with provincial weight and di-

mension regulations. This initiative is the result of collaboration between the provincial government, Enterprise Saskatchewan, SGI’s Permit Office, SaskPower and large equipment manufacturers in the private sector. SaskPower is currently in the process of moving or burying all lines that could potentially get in the way of over-sized loads. This work should be complete by July 2011. “We’ve heard and responded to the concerns of local residents who have been requesting a safe, smooth and reliable highway that was strong enough to meet their transportation needs and support regional economic development,” Arm River-Watrous MLA Greg Brkich said. “I am pleased that our government has committed to this project as it will help stimulate the economy and improve the quality of life throughout the region and Saskatchewan.” The route runs from the Alberta border to Saskatoon on Highway 7 and from Rosetown to Melville on Highway 15 (utilizing short portions of Highways 4, 20 and 6 along the way), for a total distance of 680 km. Other improvements to Highway 15 in the 2011 construction season include repaving from the junction of Highway 45 to 15 km west, which is underway now; and repaving from 1.8 km east of the Milden Access to 200 m east of the Sovereign Access, which is expected to be underway later this summer. There is no other major work planned on the section of Highway 15 east from the junction of Highway 2 south of Watrous in the foreseeable future.

Another area drug bust

On Friday, June 10 members of the Regina Integrated Drug Unit, Regina police service street crimes unit, Strasbourg RCMP Detachment, and RCMP police dog services executed a search warrant on a residence and vehicle in the town Bulyea. In the residence, police discovered a marijuana grow operation, with 44 plants in various stages of growth. During their search police also located marijuana resin in the production stage, 2 ounces of street-ready marijuana, and over 100 pills of morphine. As a result of the search and seizure operation, 43 year old Curtis Daechert of Bulyea is charged with: possession for the purpose of trafficking cannabis marijuana and morphine, production of Cannabis marijuana and cannabis resin, and trafficking marijuana.


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by The below article was originally published in the November 18, 2008 issue of Last Mountain Times.

This is my lucky day. It started with only having to get up twice in the night to go to the bathroom instead of three or four times. Then, at breakfast, I dropped a piece of toast on the floor and it landed jam side up. Next, I remembered a doctor’s appointment without looking at the calendar, and when I did look to see if I had the date right, I did. On top of that, when I checked my newspaper to make sure today was the day I thought it was, it was. I had plenty of time to shower and get dressed, and when I combed my hair it behaved itself instead of sticking up in the wrong places as usual. When I was ready to leave, my purse and keys were exactly where they were supposed to be. From then on, things only got better. There was no wind and my hair stayed put. My bus came along right after I arrived at the bus stop, and the doctor determined that I was still alive and doing fine. As I left the building I ran into an old neighbour whose name came instantly to mind. She offered me a ride home as it was on her way, but we decided to have lunch together first. We talked about our families and it turned out she has only three grandchildren while I have six. On the way home we saw a

sign for a yard sale and couldn’t resist checking it out. I was delighted to find a picture that was obviously a paint-by-number effort, and not a good one at that, but which came with a nice frame I was sure would be the right size for a landscape a friend of mine had painted and given me. It only cost a dollar, and when I got home I found it was exactly right. One of my favourite dishes, liver and onions, was on the dinner menu, and afterwards I played Cribbage in the rec. room and won first prize for the best score. I’ll probably never have as perfect a day again, but it would be nice to have an occasional replay of the nightly bathroom visits. Martha can be reached at or check out her new website online at Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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Provincial news briefs Canadian Pacific latest major tenant at Global Transportation Hub The future home of CP’s Intermodal Facility at the Global Transportation Hub (GTH) was officially unveiled at a ceremony on June 10. The new facility will be located on a 124-hectare site west of Regina adjacent to CP’s main line between Regina and Moose Jaw. Initial construction is expected to start this summer with completion scheduled for late 2012. Canadian Pacific joins Canadian Logistics Services in locating to the Hub, which encompasses about 2,000 acres of serviced land. When fully developed, the Hub will comprise a major Western Canadian transportation and logistics centre. The Global Transportation Hub is designed, in part, to stimulate provincial economic development by providing enhanced and more efficient access to global supply chains for Saskatchewan exporters and attracting new investment. The GTH Regina Intermodal Facility will replace the existing terminal that opened in 1980. The new facility’s footprint allows for a potential of up to 250,000 container handlings per year or about five times the number of container handlings at the 31-year old terminal. Intermodal trains move a wide variety of international and domestic products – ranging from consumer products like electronics, clothing and furniture, to auto parts and agricultural specialty crops such as peas, beans, lentils, soya beans and alfalfa. Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park now open Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park officially opened for the season on June 15. Rowan’s Ravine, along with other parks FAITH  HOPE  SINCERITY Find Them In Church

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along Last Mountain Lake, was affected by flooding early in the season and was not able to open as scheduled on May long weekend. The campground, campground service centres, boat launch, rental cabins, marina store, mini golf and restaurant are now all be available to visitors. The beach will re-open once water levels recede. However, the marina will remain closed for the season. Inmate’s calls can be monitored Amendments to The Correctional Services Act Regulations

have been approved enabling officials from the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing to listen to calls recorded on its inmate telephone system. “The inmate telephone system is an important part of this government’s overall agenda to strengthen on security measures in our correctional centres,” Corrections, Public Safety and Policing Minister D. F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert said. “Before the system was put in place, inmates could use the telephone system for criminal purposes related to drugs, assaults or to intimidate

victims and witnesses.” Inmates in all of Saskatchewan’s four secure provincial correctional centres have had their phone calls recorded since last June, when the system was installed. Recordings are stored and can now be played back by specified corrections personnel if there is suspicion that criminal activity is being transacted.

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  You are invited to a ‘Come and Go’ Bridal Shower for Mallory Strudwick on Friday, June 24 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Nokomis Centennial Hall.     31-32p

  On the morning of Friday, June 3, a few of the United Church members took coffee and goodies and called on Shirley and Garrett Kamphuis to bid them farewell, as they leave to make their home in Alberta.   On June 7, 8 and 9, Ilene Harding and Lylie Herman attended the Seniors Annual Convention in Saskatoon. Watch for a full report in an upcoming issue of Last Mountain Times.   Sincere sympathy is extended to Keith, Sean and Colleen Nichol on the passing on their mother, Ursula Nichol, on Monday, June 13, 2011.   Nokomis Seniors Welcome Inn held a ‘500’ card party on Tuesday, June 14.

  You are invited to attend Nokomis Museum Day on Monday, June 27 beginning at noon at Nokomis Centennial Hall. Lunch will be served, $6 per person. Program to follow.    31-32c   Your donations of pies or desserts, delivered to the food booth on fair day, Saturday, July 31, would be greatly appreciated by the Nokomis Agricultural Society Inc. Any pies entered as exhibit in the fair may also be donated at the booth.         32-36c

They had three tables. Winners were: 1st – Irvin Kelln of Govan, 2nd – Ilene Harding of Nokomis, and 3rd – tie between Shirley Birtles of Drake and Vi Hemingway of Nokomis. The travelling prize went to Hazel Pomfret of Nokomis.   Alex and June Munroe were able to visit with all their children on the weekend when they drove to St. Albert, AB, to attend a wedding reception for James and Sherry’s daughter, Adrianne and Ryan Pawliuk. The happy couple were married in Mexico on December 23, 2010. The large crowd who attended the reception didn’t feel so left out of the actual wedding with the reception happening. Cynthia and Mi-

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Sam and Judy Guan held a special noon hour buffet lunch on Friday, June 17 as customers and well-wishers joined them to celebrate their second anniversary as owners and operators of Kuan’s Café in Nokomis. The Guans purchased the Atlantic Cafe from the former operators in June of 2009 and re-named it when they reopened it. Sam explained that they decided to spell the business name with a “K” rather than a “G” so it would easier for local residents to pronounce the name. The famteam, Watrous Royals! ily was in the news recently when Sam and Judy, along with daughter Nina became Canadian citizens. They arrived in Canada in 2006 from China. The Guans also have a 3 year old son, Terry. Spiritwood Thunderbolts

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Some would-be shoppers arriving at the Govan Co-op Store on Monday morning, June 13 were surprised and disappointed to be greeted by a “Sorry, We’re Closed” sign, and a note on the door informing members and customers that effective that day, the store will now be closed on Mondays, and will now operate from 10:30 AM to noon, and 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday only. The note informed members that other changes are also being made to reduce operating costs: reduced staffing levels, eliminating products that do not generate financial returns, and asking customers to bag their own groceries. The note concluded: “If we all work together in a spirit of co-operation, we may be able to maintain a grocery store in our town for the future.”

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From June third to fifth, Carolyn Mortenson and Marg Roland attended the Saskatchewan Women’s Institute’s 100th Anniversary at Regina. On Friday evening we had the pleasure of meeting Jill Officer, the Olympian who curls, runs and climbs mountains. She described her climb of Mount Everest with colourful slides to illustrate this accomplishment. We were also warned about ‘Scams and Frauds’ by Sgt. Brian Trainor, a retired RCMP officer. Saturday afternoon we toured the Government House Museum and afternoon tea. After a delicious banquet we were entertained by Marie Kenny, President Elect of the

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The town of Govan held its annual community garage sale on Saturday, June 11. Several residents signed up for the event and were in their driveways and yards in the early morning, ready for garage-salers to stop by and discover some treasures. Not to keep buyers hungry or thirsty, the Govan First Responders hosted their annual fundraiser barbeque at the gazebo on Elgin Street at the same time, providing burgers and hotdogs and ice cold refreshments!

ACCOUNTANT WANTED Our growing firm has an immediate opening for a permanent full time Accountant. We are looking for a self-motivated, highly organized individual to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for tax return preparation, bookkeeping and financial reporting for individuals and corporations. Experience with Quickbooks and Profile would be preferred. Knowledge of Agriculture would be considered an asset. Please reply to Bill Riach via email: 32-34c(6t)


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Federated Institute of Canada. Sunday morning we had a very dedicated church service and speaker who, warned us about heart attacks and strokes. More women than men die of heart attacks. Three factors to reduce the risk of heart attacks: 1) quit smoking; 2) exercise and eat right; 3) manage your blood pressure. Women’s Institutes are not dead. Our new president is Virginia Kreklevich of Foam Lake. Our project for 2012 is very important, the ‘Children’s Hospital’ in Saskatoon.

Duval News Strasbourg Office 725-3030 There will be a bridal shower for Michelle Dodd, bride-elect of Wayne Flotre, on Friday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bulyea Hall. 32-33c Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mabel Essery, formerly of Duval, on her passing on June 10, 2011.


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Regional planning session Cont’d from page 1 the planned potash mine, young families (growing), employment, both railways, churches, recreation is inexpensive and accessible. In contrast, Clarke noted that the identified “negatives” formed a much shorter list: lack of housing (for sale & rent), lack of seniors housing (14 beds now), lack of multi-family housing, no daycare, lack of a primary highway, lack of capacity for development, and lack of in-town employment. Nokomis Mayor Fred Wright attended the discussion session, and said it was definitely a useful exercise to identify the community’s positive and negative attributes, and to gain some insight into the Alliance’s interpretation of how the BHP Billiton developments will unfold, and impact the communities in this area. “We were told that the cur-

rent level of activity at the Jansen site will not have much long term impact in this immediate area, as the bulk of the workforce there now is fairly transient. The permanent workforce will not be hired or in place for at least another five years, and a lot can happen in that time,” Wright said. “We were also told that, of the projected permanent workforce at the Jansen mine, about 50 per cent will likely commute from Saskatoon or other larger communities in the area, and the other 50 per cent will chose to live in the smaller communities within a 40 or 50 kilometre radius of the mine. That could mean we might have 30 to 40 families choosing to live in Nokomis and immediate area.” Wright added, however, that the community certainly can’t afford to sit back and wait for five years before trying to move ahead with the other eco-

nomic development ideas and activities that will be required in the interim to keep Nokomis viable and attractive to potential new residents in the future. Among the items / issues identified as needing attention were the following: promote by targeting youth, develop a vision and community buy-in, get everyone involved, not just council, revitalize downtown, preserve identity, develop an implementation strategy that considers resources, make it flexible but more forward, get on the radar, believe that the economic development is coming, willingness to grow, develop relationships with BHP, work together, promote family, safe/secure, rural, clean air. The Nokomis session was one of six sessions held in the area (Lanigan, Watrous, Jansen, Watson, Nokomis, and LeRoy) between June 6 and June 15.

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Strasbourg News Phone 725-3030 Strasbourg Adult Day Program is still running their fundraiser ‘Mom’s Pantry’ until June 23. Anyone interested please stop by 303 Currie Cres. (back door) between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or call Christina at 725-3499 and leave a message. 31-32p Ladies Auxiliary Strawberry Tea on Friday, June 24 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Last Mountain Pioneer Home. Everyone Welcome! 31-32p Community Worship Service, Sunday, June 26, 10:45 a.m. at Strasbourg Memorial (upper) Hall. Sandwich lunch provided by Foodgrains Bank. Everyone Welcome. 32c There will be a bridal shower for Michelle Dodd, bride-elect of Wayne Flotre, on Friday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bulyea Hall. 32-33c

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fashioned family picnic on Sunday afternoon, June 5. There were games, face painting by Jessica Dreger and Corri Gorrill, and a bounce

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tent rented from Dawn and Perry Erhardt which was filled with delighted children all afternoon. There was music by Harold Hubick and Gary Harty and balloons handed out by Blossom the Clown (Verna Gorrill). Marilyn Hubick brought some of the residents of Last Mountain Pioneer Home out to enjoy the afternoon. Freezies and water bottles were handed out by Rhonda Schulz, Darla

McKee and Garner Weeks as part of the RBC Blue Water promotion. The Lions’ barbeque was manned by Ross McKee and Tony Gillich, with hot dogs and hamburgers to be enjoyed for only $2 each. The enthusiastic and very capable setup crew included Larry Mikulcik, Adam Stepp, Deb Heintz, Ronda Baumann, Diane Kondratiuk, Greg Hubick, Lance Cornwell, Travis Hymers, Marilyn Hubick, Sylvia Paluck and Carol Schultz. The weatherman co-operated, as the day was bright and sunny and plenty of people – babies through to seniors – enjoyed the fun, games, music and fellowship in the Lions Park behind the Last Mountain Pioneer Home.

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Financial losses are mounting at Canada Post as the rotating strike being carried out by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) entered its second week last week. Canada Post estimates that it has lost over $70 million in revenue – and that figure is climbing daily as Canada Post is continuing to incur a significant wage bill for 48,000 members of CUPW while the union conducts rotating strikes. Spokesmen say the uncertainty of where CUPW members will strike from day-to-day has made it difficult for Canada Post to plan its logistics and transport network let alone the staffing levels. Last Tuesday’s strike action in the two largest metropolitan centres in Canada where over 60 per cent of national mail volume originates crippled the whole postal network. If rotating strikes continue to impact the business at this pace, Canada Post says it is not in a position to sustain its operations across the country, and as a result late last Tuesday the company suspended operations nation-wide and locked-out its striking workers. CUPW said locking out postal workers nation-wide is irresponsible, and there is a considerable amount of mail in the system that will not be delivered. The union says it committed to deliver pension and social assistance cheques and they intend to fulfil that commitment.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011


William Derby School art coffee house held

William Derby School in Strasbourg held an Arts Night at the school on the evening of Monday, June 6. On display was visual artwork from grades 4 through 12. Along with viewing the creative artwork, entertainment was provided throughout the evening. The WDS band and choir under the direction of Mrs. Holness, performed various selections. The grade 9 class performed interesting ‘garage band’ music compositions. The audience of parents, relatives and members of the community, also enjoyed the ‘stop motion’ films from the grade 8 class as well as their dancing. The grade 7 drum band, comprised of mostly water cooler jugs, did a great job. The WDS Drama Club provided a fun break through the night with various drama commercial breaks. A beautiful selection of scrumptious desserts and coffee were available for sale which everyone enjoyed. It was a very entertaining evening during which the students and staff can take pride in their accomplishments through the arts.

Over $17,000 raised for MS research Once again, Mishell’s Angels surpassed all fundraising expectations for the 2011 MS Walk in Regina on early May with the largest friends and family team of 41 Angels. The day turned out great! Even the weather cooperated. No winter jackets under our capes. That’s right, before we head out on the walk, we put on our hunter orange capes because we are all Super-Heroes fighting to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. We wore them loud and proud as we walked around Wascana Lake with all the other MS Walk participants. It was great to see a few of the past Angels join us again this year and we also welcomed some

new Angels. We range in age from 3 months old to 72 years old and come from all over the province, with lots of local families from Semans, Govan, Raymore, Strasbourg, Southey, Regina and from as far away as Esterhazy, Humboldt, Saskatoon and North Battleford. Mishell’s Angels are everywhere. So, how did we raise over $17,000 for this year’s MS Walk in Regina you may ask? Well it’s quite easy when you have fabulous family and friends to help with events and the support of people who participate or donate. In 2010, we raffled a Jordan Hendry Chicago BlackHawks signed jersey that he donated in memory of

his Grandfather Russ Hendry who had Multiple Sclerosis. This raffle raised over $4500. We then held our 1st Annual Texas Scramble Golf Tournament and MS Fundraiser at Last Mountain Regional Park last August. It was a cold, windy day but we still had around 50 golfers participate and help us raise over $3200. And then we held a Boxing Day Cabaret in Semans which was a huge success and raised over $3900. Now add to that all the donations that were collected for Mishell’s Angels for the 2011 MS Walk and it totals to over $17,000. This is why Mishell’s Angels rock! Our next event is the 2nd Annual Texas Scramble and MS

Fundraiser at Last Mountain Regional Park on July 9 with all proceeds going to the 2012 MS Walk. It amazes me that we started out as four good friends wanting to help fight against a disease that I was diagnosed with in 2002. So we joined the MS Walk in Regina in 2006 and have never looked back. We have grown in five years from four to over 60 coming together to help end MS. To date, Mishell’s Angels have raised over $36,000. I cannot say it enough; we could not have reached this amount without your support. - submitted by Michelle Wilda, Semans

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

William Derby School students excel at track   The William Derby School Track Meet took place on May 10 this year. The weather finally cooperated and provided a great day for track, where several records were broken. Those breaking records were: PeeWee Boys 100m – Tristen Trew with a time of 14:41 seconds, PeeWee Boys 800m – Jesse Korytko with a time of 2:52:00, PeeWee Boys 1500m – Jesse Korytko with a time of 6:01:16, PeeWee Boys High Jump – Mason Knaus with a height of 1.44m, PeeWee Girls 80m Hurdles – Kendal Kazeil with a time of 17.56 seconds, Midget Boys Triple Jump – Jordan Schulz with a jump of 11.39m, Midget Girls 1500m – Julia Edwards with a time of 5:55.88, Midget Girls 3000m – Julia Edwards with a time of 11:59.   The aggregate award winners for each of the age

groups were: PeeWee Boys – Tristen Trew, PeeWee Girls – Kendal Kazeil, Bantam Boys – Xavier Schultz, Bantam Girls – Kaleigh Sorensen, Midget Boys – Jordan Schultz, Midget Girls – Julia Edwards, Junior Boys – Noah Buzila, Junior Girls – Amanda Gonsch, Senior Boys – Josh Willcox, Senior Girls – Abbey Wild.   On Tuesday, May 17, over 40 athletes travelled from WDS to Raymore to compete in the Pre-District meet. WDS placed first in this meet, beating twelve other schools from the quadrant. From this meet, Jordan Schulz won the Midget Boys aggregate with a maximum number of 40 points, including first place finishes in the 100m, 200m, long jump and triple jump. Julia

Edwards won the aggregate award for the Midget Girls, scoring 36 points by winning the 800m, 1500m and 3000m and finishing third in the high jump. The Midget Girls division was particularly strong for WDS, as Teigan Trew finished a close second with 34 points, and Danilee Brown finished third with 28. Other notable finishes included Kendal Kazeil who finished second overall in the PeeWee Girls division with 31 points, Xavier Schulz who finished second overall with 28 points in the Bantam Boys group, and Carley Erhardt who also placed second in her Bantam Girls division with 26 points.   The District Meet, held at Griffith’s Stadium in Saskatoon on May 24 also saw several WDS athletes finding great success. WDS finished ninth out of 39 schools in the entire District, which is outstanding. Julia Edwards set the new District record by running the 3000m in Humboldt the week before with a time of 11:59. That race is run on a separate date due to its length. Jordan Schulz won

District aggregate winner Jordan Schulz. Donavon Thompson.

Danilee Brown

the District aggregate by placing first in the 200m, long jump and triple jump, and placing a close second in the 100m. Jordan qualified for Provincials in all four events. Teigan Trew also won an event – the Midget Girls Long Jump. Those three athletes all qualified for Provincials, which were to be held in Regina but were ultimately cancelled.   Other notable placements included: Josh Willcox – 5th in the Senior Boys 200m; Taylor Cardiff – 6th in the Senior Boys Long Jump; Chad Cardiff – 5th in the Midget Boys Javelin; Julia Edwards – 2nd in the Midget Girls 1500m (qualified for Provincials), 3rd in the 800m; Teigan Trew – 2nd in the Midget Girls 100m (qualified for Provincials), 3rd in the Triple Jump, 6th in the 200m; Danilee Brown – 6th in the Midget Girls 100m, 5th in the 400m; Brooke Schulz – 5th in the Midget Girls Triple Jump, 6th in the Long Jump; Xavier Schulz – 1st in the Bantam Boys Long Jump (no Provincials for bantams), 5th in the 200m; Keaton Kelln – 5th in the Bantam Boys 400m; Kaleigh Sorensen – 5th in the Bantam Girls 80m Hurdles; Tara Cardiff – 6th in the Bantam Girls 400m; Carly Erhardt – 5th in the Bantam Girls Long Jump, 5th in the Triple Jump; Jesse Korytko – 3rd in the PeeWee Boys 1500m, 6th in the 800m; Mason Knaus – 3rd in the PeeWee Boys High Jump; Kennedy Kazeil – 3rd in the PeeWee Girls 100m; Kendal Kazeil – 5th in the PeeWee Girls 200m, 5th in the 400m, 3rd in the 80m Hurdles; Laura Edwards – 6th in the PeeWee Girls Javelin; Jayce Frizzell – 6th in the PeeWee Girls Long Jump. Travis Edwards

Brooke Schulz

Austin Ritter in the 400m run.

Cally Erhardt throws the javelin.

Jordan Schulz and Julia Edwards both received pre-district aggregate awards.

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Teigan Trew winning Long Jump.

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Xavier Schulz

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011


Patti McLeod retires from Bulyea Co-op

Bulyea News Corri Gorrill • 725-4329 There will be a bridal shower for Michelle Dodd, bride-elect of Wayne Flotre, on Friday, July 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bulyea Hall. 32-33c

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Bulyea Co-op Assoc. 2011 Scholarship Recipient Announcement Bulyea Community Co-op Association Ltd. is pleased to announce Abbey Wild is the recipient of the $500.00 University Scholarship and Matthew Ritter is the 2011 recipient of the $500.00 Trades and Technology Scholarship.

On Friday, June 10, the Bulyea Co-op Association hosted a Come and Go coffee party to give the community of Bulyea and district the opportunity to congratulate Patti McLeod (left, and top left with her mom, Mabel Gorrill) on the occasion of her retirement after 24 years of service. The afternoon event gave the Co-op and community the opportunity to recognize her many years of dedicated service to the community. Many customers, friends and family attended to share congratulations, appreciation and their great memories.

Annually, Bulyea Co-op is pleased to provide these scholarships to family members of active Co-op members in our trading area. Abbey and Matthew are both graduates of William Derby School in Strasbourg. Honouring the recipients with the scholarships is a tribute to their personal abilities, scholastic achievement and involvement in their school and community. We wish them every success with their future endeavours.



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Silton Silhouettes dance year wraps up This past year was an amazing one for the Silton Silhouettes, and Elsa McKenzie truly shone. This was her first year taking on the entire club. The new classes to Elsa were the juniors, beginners, and even a toddler class. It may not sound like a lot, but the beginner class has ten students and the new toddler class had four of the cutest little girls you ever did see! This year there was a ‘jungle’ theme, which allowed the dancers to really let loose and have some fun with their

performances. All the groups placed very well in the three competitions that were attended. There were a few outstanding awards received by the club members this year. Diana Nordal and Jordana Gorrill both won a $70 scholarship from The Pulse Competition in Regina for ‘Fresh Dance Intensive’ held in Calgary. Shortly after, the club attended the Dance Extravaganza, also held in Regina, where Eden Foster and Madeline Harvey earned the title of most promising tap duo/trio 5-11 years

and most promising duo/trio all ages. Also, Sydney Wild won most promising tap solo 5-11 years. Next came the competition that everyone looks forward to – the Moose Jaw Invitational Dance Carnival. This was quite the weekend. As everyone was trying to get to Moose Jaw, there was a freak snow/thunder storm and Lumsden closed their bridge that Saturday morning, just to add to the fun of it. It was an amazing weekend for awards: senior tap (Maga-

lena) received most promising open small tap group, senior lyrical (Any Thing World) received most promising open small lyrical group and Ellie Holgate, Adreanna Hamilton and Brett Rumple won most promising hip hop duo/trio

all ages. But the fun didn’t end there – as the Saturday night competition was winding down, someone pulled the fire alarm. If you have ever seen this school in Moose Jaw – it is huge. It was not easy getting everyone out of the

Junior hip hop: (left to right, back row) Adrian Kasick, Luke Willcox; (middle row) Brett Rumpel, Eryn McLeod, Ellie Holgate, Sydney Wild; (front row) Adreanna Hamilton, Eden Foster, Madelin Harvey and J’Lynn McLeod.

school, where it was deemed a false alarm, and everyone was allowed back in to finish the rest of the dances. It was a super year for the club, but it is nice to wrap it all up and have a bit of time off. This recital was so fabulous, I can’t wait until the next one. Have a great summer everyone, you deserve it! -submitted by Corri Gorrill It was truly a fun-filled weekend, as president Kaylee Mansbridge was giving away a ton of stuff. First off, the four food hampers were awarded to Linda Schropp, Myrt McLeod, Sylvia Pilapil and Lois Parke. Also, Bob Wilson donated a Don Fairbairn picture won by Verlyn Cameron and Tiff Macdougall. And also, every year Larry Lintick donates a piece of woodworking and Taylor Cameron was the lucky winner of that. Congratulations to everyone. 32c Photos courtesy of The Natural Look Photography by Lavonne Gorrill

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Mitchell convocates by Kelly Kirk

Kelly Kirk   For the sake of continuity, once again it’s midnight, the night before my column is due. I’ve known what I’ve been going to write about for over a month now, but really, why do it early and then forget some key points, or miss out on some new ideas. I arrived

home from my favorite auto event of the year last night, seemingly full of inspiration for what I’m writing. Long story short, it rained all weekend and a lot of what I wanted to see never surfaced... I still enjoyed my time, but it kind of puts a damper on me here.   Calgary is one of the few places around where there are still people building one of my favorite renditions of the custom car: The Lowrider! We’ve all seen them, whether scraping their bumpers going in and out of a parking lot, or rolling with one front wheel hanging in the air in a rap video, they’re out there and they’re just begging to be noticed. Simple ones will be dropped the traditional way, by cutting or heating coil springs and removing

leaf springs from the pack. The ride height was reduced, but the ride comfort was also compromised some. I own one car and two trucks that are lowered using this manner, and you need look no further than the underside of my front bumper to see just what a hard drop can do to something even as tough as steel.   For those that don’t want to roll lower than a pregnant ant’s belly all the time, there are alternatives. Traditionally, people would fill the trunk full of batteries and use hydraulic pumps with small coil springs on top to create an adjustable ride height. Although not a common place anymore, I truly enjoy this, as it makes a very distinct mechanical noise when moving up or down and also allows

the car to be ‘hopped’, or bounced repeatedly in the air by way of an electronic control box. The downside of this is a severe degradation of ride quality if not set up correctly, not to mention huge expense and weight gain. Nowadays, air ride has taken most of the lowrider market, requiring minimal plumbing, one battery, tank, compressor, controller and four air springs.   Sure, being low is cool, really cool, but only if you look the part. For those who’ve never had the opportunity to see a full-blown show lowrider, you’re missing out. Metal flake, airbrushing, candy, pinstriping, scallops, lace and murals are all commonplace – Sometimes on the same car! Interiors are always built for wretched excess as well, featuring such creature comforts as thick seats, wet bars, and for some reason a gruesome steering wheel made entirely out of chromed chain. If it can be removed from the car, it can and will be plated in chrome or gold, that’s just the way it is, because after all, if you’re doing that much work to something, why not step it up just that much further than the other guy? Kelly Kirk Nokomis, SK

  Tara Mitchell convocated May 31, 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (4 year), with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. Tara’s parents, Laurie and Colleen Mitchell of Govan, Tara’s sister Amanda and her fiancé Jared Melenchuk attended the convocation ceremonies which were held at TCU Place in Saskatoon. Tara attended K through Grade 9 at Carl Fredrickson School in Govan and Grades 10 to 12 at William Derby school. She is currently employed at Last Mountain Regional Park for the summer then will work part time and continue on with her education.

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  Jared Melenchuk convocated June 1, 2011 with a Bachelor of Education Degree with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. Jared completed his internship at William Derby School in Strasbourg from September to December, 2010. Jared is currently employed at a school in Foam Lake Composite High School.


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  Usually one doesn’t sit and ponder on the effect that one’s hobbies might have on society. After all, they’re just hobbies. Leisurely activities that we engage in for relaxation and enjoyment. Not the sort of things that laws and policies are decided on.   But I was just recently comparing two of my hobbies. I like guns and I like guitars. We’re all aware of the divisive nature of the gun issue. And anyone who owns guns knows what a circus it can be to be a gun owner. Especially if you own a handgun, or anything even remotely resembling the dreaded ‘assault rifle’, the term that reporters like to throw around when they don’t really know what they’re talking about.   For the most part, I do see the need for some laws in regard to firearms. Kind of like cars, when in the hands of a moron, they can be dangerous. It’s not the fact that people are concerned about gun violence. Gun owners understand that. It’s a legitimate concern. What bugs me is the underlying message that if you like guns, then you’re a borderline sociopath just a bad day away from a murderous rampage. They’re merely addressing a symptom of what is wrong in our society rather that what might be the pos-

sible cause. Which brings me to the other part of this writing.   When it comes to guitars, I can walk into any music store, and if my credit card balance and wife say I can, I can buy any guitar that my little heart desires. No questions asked. No forms to fill out, no waiting period, nothing. As it should be. Here’s my point. I can take that guitar home, and if I chose to do so, I could sit down and write an album of the most obscene, foul, misogynistic, hateful, anarchistic, racist, etc. songs I could think of. And with some proper marketing and promotion, there is the potential of influencing thousands of impressionable minds with those songs. And no one could really do anything to stop me. Sure, I would have to put on the obligatory, token warning sticker, which I think would only generate more interest rather than serve as a deterrent. But other than that, I can just put my hat on sideways, put on some bling and go for it.   So I’m just wondering, at the end of the day which could have a more negative effect on society. Methinks it’s not necessarily the hard working, everyday guy with a locked safe full of guns. On the other hand, prohibiting people from expressing themselves can start us down a potentially dangerous road as well. Of course, it’s all about freedom of speech. The same law that allows someone to record his or her music is the same law that allows me to publish my stuff every month. I guess there’s certain responsibilities that go hand in hand with our freedom to do things we want. Who would have thought hobbies could be so burdensome. Maybe I’ll take up stamp collecting instead. Roland Richter lives in Nokomis, SK. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

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  The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) last week announced that 124 Saskatchewan non-profit and volunteer organizations are collectively receiving almost $2 million in grants to help deliver community projects. The $2 million includes $1,660,951 for 94 capital projects and $322,388 for 30 community milestones and events.   Communities and activities in the Last Mountain area receiving grants include: Town of Nokomis – $29,103; Govan Centennial Committee – $2,500; Bulyea Community Hall – $12,494; Silton Sunshine Club – $15,000; Stalwart Community Hall Board – $3,065; Town of Watrous – $46,034; Town of Cupar – $12,000; Town of Craik – $2,457; Imperial Reunion Committee – $3,350; Village of Bethune – $5,250.   Announced in May 2010, CIF’s Community Vital-

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Colonsay mine fatality   Thursday morning, June 16, at 10:56 a.m., RCMP Colonsay detachment received a call from an employee at the Mosaic Potash Mine reporting that a mine vehicle had overturned while being driven underground at the mine. The mine vehicle was being operated by a mine employee when it overturned. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 35 year old male, died at the scene. Foul play has been ruled out by the RCMP. Occupational Health & Safety along with the Provincial Coroner are now investigating the incident as a workplace accident. Permission to release the name of the deceased has not been received from the family. Melfort stabbing   On the evening of June 14 in Melfort, local RCMP received a report of a male wearing a mask entering a home that was occupied by several people ranging in age from 17 to 24. Investigation has determined that the door was kicked open to gain access to the residence and the occupants inside the home were threatened with a knife and bear spray. One of the male occupants was stabbed in the abdomen, he was later treated in hospital and released.   A 25 year old male was located and arrested by Melfort detachment members. Jaymond Meier of Melfort appeared in Provincial court in Melfort this June 15 and is facing multiple charges including: break and enter and commit the indictable offence of assault with a weapon; assault; uttering threats; possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace; possession of a prohibited weapon; and breach of probation. Meier’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 28 in Melfort Provincial court. Bus hits ditch   On June 15, 2011 at approximately 8:30 a.m. members of the Punnichy RCMP Detachment, along with Lestock EMS and Lestock Fire personnel were notified that a southbound school bus with 15 passengers had driven off highway 640 about eight kms north of Highway 15 and south of the Daystar First Nation. The school bus left the road and hit a water filled ditch. The vehicle stayed upright and everyone was able to exit the bus. The 49 year old female driver and a 17 year old female passenger were taken to Regina General Hospital for treatment of lower back pain following the incident. Six children, ranging in age from nine to 17 years of age, were taken to Wynyard Hospital for assessment of minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the incident. The grid road is a maintained and well traveled. An RCMP Collision Analyst from Yorkton Detachment attended the scene to assist Punnichy RCMP Detachment members with the investigation. This incident is still under investigation.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011


Gretzky is Father of the Year

Walter Gretzky   In recognition of his extraordinary life, Walter Gretzky, one of Canada’s most famous fathers, is being honoured as Canada’s 2011 Father of the Year by Doro, a world leader in easy to use cell phones and devices designed especially for seniors. Walter is encouraging Canadians from coast to coast to “make the call” on Father’s Day, and tell our dads and father figures how much they mean to us.   A modest man from humble beginnings, Walter Gretzky raised five children in his hometown of Brantford, Ontario inspiring and mentoring his son Wayne to become one of the greatest hockey players in the world. A fighter in his own right, Walter battled back from a near-fatal brain aneurysm in 1991 and today devotes his time to helping charities and fundraisers – raising millions of dollars for worthy causes across Canada during the past 20 years.   “Being named Canada’s Father of the Year is an incredible honour for me. Reminding sons and daughters to make the call on Father’s Day is a message that’s close to my heart,” said Walter Gretzky from his Brantford home. “Over the years, I have relied heavily on the phone to keep in touch with all my children, particularly Wayne who would call from the road after almost every game to let me know how things went, and of course to just to stay in touch.”   Father’s Day is an important day for loved ones to celebrate the men in their lives who have made a difference with their love and support. Although any day is the right day to tell someone you care, this just-past Father’s Day was the perfect reminder to thank the man who has provided so much ongoing love and support.

  Trusting in God’s faithfulness day by day gives us confidence in His promises for the future. In the book of John, we are promised by Jesus “I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” We are all created by the same God. God’s Son, Jesus Christ, the human form of God, had to die on the cross in order for us to have eternal life. The first human beings on earth, by choice, did what they were not supposed to do. By their actions, we all became sinners, separated from our holy Creator.   God wanted a holy people so we could be His companions. He created humans with the ability to make choices. He didn’t want little puppets on a string who would automatically do as He wished. Man messed up! Had to try what God told him was not good for him. We still mess up! Have to try everything before we come to the realization that the longing within our souls is a longing for the Saviour, Jesus Christ. He came to die for us that we may live, really live! Our spirits within us are meant to be in communion with God’s Holy Spirit. When our spirit is not we search for something to fill that need. Different people try different things, – drugs, alcohol, money, sex, working all the time, many things that are not related to our Creator. Our Creator is never far from us at any

time. Really, He is just a prayer away! All we have to say is “God, forgive me. Help me to do what you want me to do.” The Bible tells us He is faithful and just to forgives us our sins. That is why God sent His Son into the world. He reclaims what is His, but, we have to decide for ourselves, each one of us, that we need our Creator to lead, guide and direct us. He doesn’t force Himself on us. We have to decide and ask for His forgiveness. He does not promise nothing will go wrong or we won’t suffer loss or hardship but He does promise to always be with us and give us the comfort, strength, courage and peace to do what we have do. Our trust in God’s promises gives us eternal life instead of just this earthly, temporary life. The Bible says “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you, He will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22 “I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:3   Lamentations 3:24-26 – “I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.’ The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”   May the peace of our Creator be with you always! Amen! Rev. Vicki Young Parish of the Cree People Punnichy, SK


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Bruins take cup in 7th game   The Vancouver Canucks missed their opportunity to win the Stanley Cup, as they lost Game 7 on June 15 by a score of 4-0 to the visiting Boston Bruins. Boston’s Patrice Bergeron struck first, at 14:37 of the first period. Boston’s Brad Marchand then gave the Bruins their second goal at 12:13 in the second period putting a wrap around past the Canuck’s Roberto Luongo. At 16:07 Bergeron scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway when he was tripped by Vancouver’s Ehrhoff causing both to crash the net causing the puck to go in. In the third period Marchand added an empty net goal off a Vancouver turn-

over to finish the game.   Tim Thomas, age 37 was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy for MVP of the playoffs, now the oldest to ever win it. He posted a 1.15 Goals against average and a .967 save percentage in the final being the lowest of the modern era with at least five appearances. Thomas holds the record for most saves in one playoff season (798) and most saves in a Stanley Cup Final with (238). He was also the first goalie to shut out the opposing team in game 7 in a Final.   It is the sixth Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins, but their first since 1972 when they were led by legendary defenceman

Bobby Orr. Boston had lost 5 Stanley Cup Finals since their win in ‘72. This was the third appearance at the Stanley Final for the Canucks. In 1982, the Canucks lost to the New York Islanders, and in 1994, they lost a seven game series to the New York Rangers.   Vancouver has 18 Canadians on their roster but only 8 played in the final game. Their lone Saskatchewan-born player, Tanner Glass played 8:19 minutes in game 7. Boston has 17 Canadians on their roster, having 14 play in the final game.   Although the Canucks were the league’s highest-scoring team in the regular season, they were out-scored in the final se-

ries 23 to 8, to the disappointment of thousands of hometown fans. That disappointment turned ugly as riots in downtown Vancouver caused millions of dollars in damage and looting. At least 150 people were injured, including nine police officers, as it took Vancouver police three hours to get the rioters under control. A six-hour riot occurred in 1994, the last time the Canucks were in the Stanley Cup final. Vancouver’s police chief referred to the rioters as ‘criminals, anarchists and thugs’ and said police are fully committed to tracking down the criminals responsible for the injuries, damage, and thefts.

Roughriders profit doubles to $6.6 million   The Saskatchewan Roughriders say their loyal fans are largely responsible for the $6.6 million profit the club generated in the 2010 football season, as it set records in all areas of its operation, including ticket and merchandise sales and sponsorship deals. Last year’s profit was reported at $3.1 million, with one-third coming from ticket sales. Some of last year’s profits will be set aside in a stabilization fund, and it already

has a $5.2 million fund set aside for facility enhancement. The team has been taking part in feasibility studies and plans for a possible new multi-purpose entertainment venue in downtown Regina. The team plays at Mosaic Stadium, which is owned by the city of Regina. The lease requires the team to pay rent of 25 per cent of its annual net income, to a maximum of $200,000 per year.

from the sidelines Jay’s slugger still a relative unknown   Time magazine calls him ‘The Best Baseball Player You’ve Never Heard Of.’ They’re obviously writing to a non-Canadian audience.   Jose Bautista is the subject of the Time article – and the subject of dozens of other flattering pieces, at least north of the 49th parallel – and if you call yourself a Canadian, and even remotely follow Major League Baseball, then Bautista is ‘The Best Baseball Player You Have Definitely Heard Of.’   How could you not? The Blue Jays right-handed-hitting right fielder astonished the baseball world in 2010 with 54 home runs, 12 more than anyone else in either league. This year, he slammed 20 homers in his first 44 games (20 in his first 55 games, too, after enduring an 11-game homer drought), telling anyone suggesting last year was just a fluke that no, it was no fluke.   So how did it come to pass that Bautista, a Dominican, suddenly became the Babe Ruth or the Hank Aaron of the 21st Century? Prior to last year’s breakout campaign, he was the poster boy for the term ‘journeyman’ – four bigleague seasons, three of them with Pittsburgh Pirates, and season home-run totals of 16, 15, 15 and 13, in that order.   Suddenly, in 2010 – 54 home runs? Are you kidding? In this day of steroids and other performance-enhancing

drugs, the sports world was indeed suspicious. But Bautista has apparently been randomly tested for drug use four times since the start of 2010 and hitting coach Dwayne Murphy of the Jays says Bautista simply adjusted his stance and timing to allow him to utilize his power.   The Jays rewarded Bautista with a five-year, $64 million contract after his 54-home-run season last year, and many observers were quick to criticize Jays’ general manager Alex Anthopoulos, predicting Bautista’s bat would cool off and make him an expensive one-year wonder.   Those people were wrong; Anthopoulos apparently knew what he was doing, locking up Bautista for his early 30s, traditionally an athlete’s prime performance years.   Living and playing in Toronto obviously leads to Bautista’s relative anonymity south of the border, and the only thing that might make him a Page 1 headliner, unfortunately, is a blockbuster revelation about drug use.   As far as Canadians and Blue Jays fans are concerned, let Bautista lead the majors in home runs – and anonymity.   • Headline at The Onion: “Neurologists Implore Professional Athletes To Wait Until They Are Dead To Send In Brains For Research.”   • Comedy writer Jerry Perisho: “South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier proposed that teams pay its players $300

per game. Some call the idea crazy; the players call it a pay cut.”   • Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, on the realityTV show the Lions turned down: “Who Wants to Be a Millen Error?”   • Brad Dickson in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, after an Orioles fan caught three foul balls in one game: “This means fans in Baltimore have a better fielding percentage than infielders in Houston.”   • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: “Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement on Twitter. Technology has come a long way since Brett Favre announced his first retirement via Western Union telegraph.”   • Two Rejected Major League Baseball Slogans from David Letterman’s Top 10 list: “Home Of The $9 Hot Dog” and “Our Umpires Have Never Been Fatter.”   • Budd Bailey of the Buffalo News, on 7-foot-6 former NBA centre Shawn Bradley now a ranch owner and part-time cowboy in Utah: “And you thought John Wayne used to ride tall in the saddle.”   • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia — suspended for the fifth time in his college career – will be allowed to return to the team this fall, announced Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier, citing the school’s atleast-six-strikes-till-you’re-out policy.”   • Blackpool manager Ian

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

Manitoba launches campaign to save CWB

Weather winners and losers   Every growing season is unique. This year, the mood of producers ranges from jubilation to despair depending upon spring weather.   Manitoba will have even more unseeded acres than last year. Saskatchewan’s unseeded acreage problem isn’t as widespread, but the southeast corner including Estevan, Weyburn and Broadview has been particularly hard hit.   All spring, low pressure systems have regularly dropped unwanted rain in that region. Now, the seeding window is all but by Kevin Hursh closed.   While it varies from one local area to the next and one farm to another, most producers in the southeast have a substantial percentage of their land they were unable to seed. In many cases, they couldn’t even get access to the fields. There are some producers in the deep southwest corner of the province in the same proverbial boat, but the problem is the most acute in the southeast.   Some of what was seeded has subsequently been flooded. Growing season hopes and dreams have already been dashed.   As you move north and west, seeding wasn’t the same struggle. Surprisingly, some of the central and northern grain belt could actually use a good rain to help replenish surface moisture. Overall though, crops outside of the wettest zone are off to a strong start. With each day of warm weather, the crop advances.   Weeds are growing too. Seeding season has morphed into spraying season. Whenever winds are light, sprayers are rolling.   Since early in the spring, there’s been a steady stream of big expenses for seed, seed treatments, innoculant, fertilizer, equipment repairs and diesel fuel. Those expenses continue as producers use a wide range of weed control products.   With good crop potential and with very strong grain prices, producers willingly invest money in the crop. It’s early in the growing season and there are no guarantees, but you have to spend money in the hope of making money.   One of the crop threats is hail and producers are already making decisions of how much hail insurance to buy and what deductible option to go with. Hail insurance premiums depend on the hailstorm history of the region. For some townships, hail insurance is inexpensive. In others, the cost is prohibitive.   As crops develop, some trends will be evident just from driving provincial highways. Canola has become a significant cropping option in west central and south west Saskatchewan. In a month, the yellow-flowered fields will be easy to spot. The traditionally dry regions have more canola than ever before.   Here’s hoping there won’t be a July heat wave to blast the flowers and cut the yield. That’s one of the reasons why canola has been primarily grown in the cooler cropping regions until now.   Whether it’s the vigour of the newer varieties, improved cropping practices or just good luck with the weather, the canola footprint continues to expand. Of course, it helps when the crop is worth $13 a bushel.   Last year’s crop darling was lentils. Lentil acreage has contracted this year. Prices are less attractive relative to other options and many producers ran into production problems due to the wet harvest weather last fall.   At last week’s Farm Progress Show in Regina, producers swapped stories of seeding successes and failures. How much rain have you had? Did you get everything seeded? Have you got much spraying done? Have you heard the latest price on canola / peas / oats?   Producers from the southeast had more time than usual to attend the show, due to the rain. But looking at new equipment isn’t as appealing when your growing season is already a wash out.   Producers in many regions could be looking at one of their best years ever. In the southeast, this is a year to just survive in the hope that weather patterns will be kinder next time around. Kevin Hursh is a consulting agrologist and farmer based in Saskatoon.

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  Manitobans will see and hear new television, print and radio spots supporting the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and the ability of farmers to have the right to decide the future of their own grain marketing agency, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced last week at the CWB’s head office in Winnipeg. The campaign was launched following the federal government’s indication that it will dismantle the CWB in 2012. The new campaign will focus on highlighting the importance of the CWB to farmers and the provincial economy. The campaign will run for three weeks.

of our marketing agency,” said Allen Oberg, a producer who chairs the CWB board of directors. “We pay for the CWB, we run it, we should decide what happens to it. We are grateful for the leadership being demonstrated by the Manitoba government on this issue. Manitoba farmers can be assured that their provincial government is standing up for their rights.”

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Manitoba Premier, Greg Selinger   “The CWB is important to so many Manitobans, providing grain growers with an effective and reliable way to sell their grains along with employing hundreds of people in Winnipeg,” said Selinger. “We’re very concerned with the message the federal government is sending to farmers and we won’t just let them pull the plug on the Canadian Wheat Board.”   “As farmers, we have the right to determine the future

  The CWB head office employs over 400 people in Winnipeg and supports 2,000 indirect jobs in the city, said Selinger. Last year, CWB gross revenues were among the highest in its history at $5.2 billion. It also is the single-biggest user of the Port of Churchill, shipping 600,000 tonnes of wheat last year alone.   “It’s not only the farmers who will take a hit. Losing a proven and successful grainmarketing system would mean our provincial economy will see job losses that will affect many communities,” the premier said.   The anti-Wheat Board



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Journeyperson Plumber Licensed Gasfitter

Crop Report THE WEEKLY

  Eighty-two per cent of the 2011 crop has been seeded according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report for the week ending June 13. The five year (2006-2010) average for this time of year is approximately 92 per cent seeded. Last year at this time, 73 per cent of the 2010 crop had been seeded.   Rain and thunder showers were recorded for most of the province during the reporting period, as producers in the west central and northern regions were near seeding completion. Producers in the southern regions made some progress. However, the weather and field conditions continue to be very challenging. The southeast is reporting 44 per cent seeded, the southwest 82 per cent, the east-central 86 per cent, the west central 99 per cent, the northeast 98 per cent and the northwest is reporting 99 per cent of the crop seeded.

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  Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 29 per cent surplus, 57 per cent adequate, 12 per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 28 per cent surplus, 54 per cent adequate, 14 per cent short and four per cent very short.   Sixty-five per cent of the oilseeds, 66 per cent of the pulse crops and sixty-seven per cent of the spring cereals are behind normal in development. Forty-five per cent of the fall cereals are at normal stages of development.   Sixty-six per cent of the winter wheat, 79 per cent of the spring wheat, 81 per cent of the durum, 74 per cent of the canola, 82 per cent of the lentils, and 77 per cent of the field peas are in good to fair condition. The majority of crop damage is due to flooding and frost. Cutworms and wireworms are also causing damage in some areas.

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lobby organization, Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association takes issue with the provincial government campaign, saying Manitobans have plenty to gain from an open market in wheat and barley.   “It’s unfortunate that the Manitoba provincial government has decided to turn this into an urban versus rural question by focusing on the potential job losses at the Canadian Wheat Board,” says Rolf Penner, Manitoba Vice President of the Wheat Growers. “This change is all about improving the bottom line for farmers, restoring our property rights and creating greater prosperity throughout the prairies. Manitoba farmers have been voting with their seeders and choosing crops that provide much better returns than wheat and barley. Ending the CWB monopoly creates the opportunity to reverse that trend and encourage much-needed investment in the wheat and barley industry throughout western Canada, including Winnipeg.”   The Wheat Growers have applauded the federal government’s reported plan to create a voluntary Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).

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SPRING hours Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Dirt Bikes, ATV’s & UTV’s

Rosetown Flighting

Phone: 306-524-2226  •  Fax: 306-524-2151

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

Watrous — 946-3362 Fax: 946-3898 email:

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011


Services Directory




D & R Accounting

For All Your Concrete Needs

Aurora Home Supplies


Window coverings of all kinds. Also sewing and alterations.

Personal & Corporate Tax Bookkeeping Farm Planning CAIS Applications Financial Planning Bill Riach, CFP Doreen Riach Cheryl Bryksa, CA

Phone: 528.4621 or 528.2032 Nokomis, SK


WATROUS CONCRETE 946-2040 • Watrous 946-2392 (Res.) Keep your business thriving –give us a call!

Resident Partners:


106 Ave. B East — Wynyard Phone: 554-2324

Authorized Dealer For: • Sakundiak Augers • Keho Aeration • Wheatland Bins • Friesen Bins • Hawes Agro Auger Movers • Macintosh Computers

LEWIS AGENCIES LTD. • INCOME TAX • • ACCOUNTING • William E. (Bill) Lewis B. Comm., C.G.A. Box 239, Imperial S0G 2J0

(306) 963-2022 Toll Free: 1-800-667-8911

HAWES INDUSTRIES 524-4429 • Semans Ask For Bob

South Country Equipment Southey: 726-2155 Raymore: 746-2110 John Deere Sales, Parts and Service




advertising works. DENTIST STRASBOURG DENTAL CENTRE Dr. Cheryl Vertefeuille • 725-4868 Tuesday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. New Patients Welcome

WATROUS DENTAL CENTRE 107 - 3rd Ave. East • Watrous

Dr. Michele Ackerman Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For appointments call 946-2131 New Patients Welcome



Chiropractic Centre & Massage Therapy Douglas Pattison DC Tanis Pattison RMT Lumsden 731-2587 • Regina 790-9378 Toll Free 1-866-319-4551

Keep your business thriving – give us a call!

Semans, Sask. Ph: 306-524-2226

New Authorized Dealer of Panterra Dirt Bikes, ATV’s & UTV’s

Phone: 725-3267 - Strasbourg Grain Vac

725-4522 • Farm

Cell: 731-7486 • Glenn; 731-8299

Service Available

Owned and operated by Glenn Bracken and Sons


306-955-2511 Agra Excavating

Agra Excavating Ltd. Ltd. Agra Excavating Trenching, Demolition, Land Clearing

Trenching, Demolition, Land Clearing

Jason Fletcher

3435 Cherry Bay R e g i nCherry a, SK 3435 Bay S4N 7A8

Jason Fletcher Cell: 527-1389 789 -9259 Cell:  790-9465

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Let’s Fix It Repair • Repair all makes of   appliances • Used Appliances • New and used parts

A & I Products • The world’s most complete selection of replacement tractor and combine parts.

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L U M B I Lanigan, SK N Phone: G (306) 365-3021



Serving Rural Saskatchewan Since 1996

New and Used Computer Systems 214 Mountain Street, Strasbourg, SK

725-4145 Let us help you get the most from your investment!


Gerald Averback LAW OFFICES

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Open 6 days 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Phone: 306-652-1334

Guy Hansen Agent for Remco Memorials

Office: 725-3633

McDOUGALL'S FUNERAL HOME Licensed Embalmers and Funeral Directors

Earl, Marianne, Al and Dave Phone: 528-2007 P.O. Box 337 Nokomis SK S0G 3R0 OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Diana Monea Optometrist 1111 Lakewood Court North

REGINA • Phone 924-0544 Mon., Tues., Fri. -8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wed., Thurs. -8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sat. -8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. One Day Service Available



Royal Lepage Carlton (306) 682-5500 Paula Brookbank, Branch Manager – Lanigan (306) 365-7585


Licensed Funeral Director

Lakeview T r a n s p o r t Grain Hauling

Leila Kornelsen


R. Lamont, C.A. R. Frape, C.A.




Greg Brkich, MLA Arm River-Watrous Constituency Box 1077 102 Washington St. Davidson, SK S0G 1A0 Phone: (306) 567-2843 Toll Free: 1-800-539-3979 Fax: (306) 567-3259

WATER WELLS HAYTER DRILLING LTD. Specialize in designing water wells to suit client requirements. Top grade PVC, fibreglass & stainless steel materials. Extended warranties available. Water wells cleaned and rejuvenated. Government grants available on new construction.

Watrous, Sask.

Fax (306) 946-3883 Toll Free 1-888-239-1658


Riach Financial

Financial Planning Retirement Tax & Estate Planning RRSP, RRIF, RESP Insurance (Life, Disability, Critical Illness, Long Term Care) Bill Riach, CFP

Phone: 866.528.2032 Nokomis, SK

FINANCIAL PLANNING SERVICES SHARON CRITTENDEN Certified Financial Planner (306) 963-2022 Box 239, Imperial SK S0G 2J0

Tom Lukiwski, M.P. Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre

Watrous Eye Care

Toll Free: 1-888-790-4747 E-mail: website:

Dr. Russ Schultz - Optometrist Open Wednesdays For appointments call Monday to Friday — 946-2166

Regina Office 965 McIntosh St. Box 31009 Regina, SK S4R 8R6 Tel: 306-790-4747

We Accommodate Out-of-town Patients


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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011


Raymore School archers compete in Yorkton

Raymore News Barb Sentes • 746-4382

  Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspa-

ing include: Colby Pelly, Hanna Macomber, Tyler Walter, Sam Anderson, Joe Anderson, Hayley Unruh and Catie Fendelet. All archers shot well. Catie Fendelet finished fourth in her category. The winners at this event took home a silver Genisis bow. -article and photos submitted by Janice Graessli

per? Pick some up at the Esso gas station!

Semans News Phone 528-2020

  Local residents were saddened to hear of the passing of Sean Clancy, age 58, of Ottawa. Sean was the son of Gordon Drummond Clancy who at one time was the pharmacist in Semans, and in Raymore. Drum

Clancy, as he was known locally, served as the Progressive Conservative party member of the Parliament for the Yorkton riding from 1958 to 1968. Sean Clancy was a lawyer in Ottawa at the time of his death.

2 Annual MISHELL’s Angels nd

Texas Scramble Golf Tournament & MS Fundraiser Saturday, JULY 9th Last Mountain Regional Park (20 mins. west of Govan)


  Raymore School Archery held their practices in the school gym every Wednesday after school for two hours, beginning in January. Many students participated.   The Raymore School archers competed at Yorkton Regional High School’s 4th annual Archery Shoot on Saturday, May 14. Other schools represented were Langenberg, Columbia,

M.C. Knoll, YRH, Melfort, Saltcoats, Canora, Dr Brass, Churchbridge, Bert Fox and Esterhazy. There were seven flights with some having 40 shooters in each. Many of Raymore’s archers improved their scores. Raymore students attending included: Colby Pelly, Stephanie Frankl, Tyler Walter, Sam Anderson, Joe Anderson, Hayley Unruh and Catie Fen-

delet. The coaches are Gene Unruh, Craik Wotherspoon and Janice Graessli.   On Saturday, May 28, the archers returned to Yorkton for the 2011 Saskatchewan Provincial NASP Tournament. This was held at Yorkton Regional High School and Dr. Brass School because there were over 400 archers and 19 schools represented. Those students attend-

Catie Fendelet won a medal at Provincial Archery.


•  9 Hole Course with Sand Greens •  Prizes For Longest Drive and Closest To Pin •  All Tournament Prizes By Raffle Ticket Draw, Everyone Has A Chance!!!

Please be advised that a two dimensional (2D) seismic exploration program is planned for the Saskatoon area (see map below).

$40 Entry Fee Includes: 2 Rounds Of Golf, 2 Drink Tickets, Lunch, Raffle Ticket for Tourna ment Prizes Registration at Picnic Hall: 9:00-10:30 ALL AGES WELCOME! Come watch the RIDER GAME with us on our 46” TV!

This regional seismic program is being conducted on behalf of BHP Billiton Canada Inc. by RPS Boyd PetroSearch in order to assess potential potash mineralization. The seismic process involves sending vibrations into the earth and measuring the returning waves. The energy source is vibroseis (vibrator trucks) and the program will mainly be conducted on road allowance. We ask that you consider your safety as well as the safety of our workers. Please slow down around our worksites. If you would like more information, please contact our landowner liaison, Garry Wahl. Please note that unless you are contacted, your lands are not being entered. No private property will be accessed without prior consent.

For more information, call Michelle at 524-2012 *All Proceeds Go To 2012 MS Walk* Come On Out And Support A Good Cause !

Raymore School Archery: (left to right, back row) coaches Janice Graessli, Gene Unruh, Hayley Unruh and Craik Wotherspoon; (front row) students Catie Fendelet, Tyler Walter, Colby Pelly, Joe Anderson, Hanna Macomber and Sam Anderson.


Exploration Company: RPS Boyd PetroSearch Field Operations: May through to mid-September 2011 Program Names: 2011 Wolverine 2D, 2011 Asquith 2D, 2011 South Boulder 2D and 2011 South Young 2D

HELP WANTED The R.M. of Mount Hope No. 279 is accepting applications for a Grader Operator and a Truck Driver with a 1A License. All applicants must be willing to operate other R.M. equipment and do jobs as directed by the Foreman. Applicants are required to provide a current driver’s abstract. Written applications stating experience, wages expected and character references are to be forwarded to the undersigned. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for consideration will be contacted. R.M. of Mount Hope No. 279 Box 190, Semans, SK  S0A 3S0 Fax No.: 524-4526, Phone No.: 524-2055 32c

Should you have any questions, please contact: Garry Wahl Landowner Liaison Phone: 306.536.1863

Maddie Mailey Permit Administrator Toll Free: 1.800.663.8943

...your source for community news 31-38c(6-7t)

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011


Business & Professional Services Directory on Page 15

Regular Classifieds on Page 18




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REAL ESTATE 1/4 section (SE 06-0533-W1) 3 bdrm house, buildings and bins 3.5 miles SW of Alida for sale as is by tender. Sealed bids to include certified cheque for 10% of offer payable to the Estate of Charles McGinnis, returned to unsuccessful bidders and forfeited if the purchaser defaults. House can be viewed following equipment auction June 27th. Tenders can be delivered in person following auction or forwarded to 1603 20th Ave NW Calgary T2M 1G9 on or before July 5th 12 PM. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Info: 403 230 0877

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TRAILER– Large home-built utility trailer. Suitable for hauling bales or bulk products. 20 feet long, 8 feet wide. Heavy duty steel frame, with 2 x 10 wood decking and sides, tandem axles, heavy duty tires and ball hitch. Electric brake capable. Call 484-2246 to view or for more details. Asking $3,800. 45ctf(9ctf)

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 3-bedroom house for rent in Nokomis, appliances included, $400/month, call 979-0356 or 380-2590.         29-32c(6t)

The 2nd Annual Mishell’s Angels Texas Scramble Golf Tournament and MS Fundraiser is being held Saturday, July 9 at Last Mountain Regional Park. There are prizes for longest drive and closest to pin. $40 entry fee includes: 2 rounds of golf, 2 drink tickets, lunch, raffle ticket for tournament prizes. Register at the picnic hall 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Don’t let the Rider Game keep you away: watch the game with us, and participate in the raffle for a 46” LCD HD TV with Blu-ray Player or a $1000 Bucks cash. Draw will be after the game. Call Michelle at 524-2012 for more info. Also, lots of great silent auction items, lunch and beer gardens. All proceeds to the 2012 MS Walk.  32-33c HARDING, Raymond– You are invited to a celebration of Raymond Harding’s life in the Venn Hall, Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a brief program followed by lunch and visiting. We are hoping for a nice day, so please bring a lawn chair, as seating is limited. No cards please, you have already remembered us in this way. 31-32c Raymond’s family

WANTED– Permanent Parttime Maintenance Worker and Casual Special Care Aides at Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg. For more information, please contact Connie Fuessel at 306-725-3342 ext 221 or connie.fuessel           31-34c HELP WANTED at D’s Place, Silton. Fast food and take away. Experience preferred. Call Gill 306-731-3663.           31-32c

FOR SALE– Why Pay More Elsewhere? “Everyday Low Price”. All major appliances selling at cost + $10. Watrous Furniture & Appliances, 9463542.     25ctf Dirty, smelly dugout water? Hard and iron filled well water? I can help with an all natural solution. Call Dryland Naturals 306-7254431 for further information.         30-33p(6t) FOR SALE – 20% less than cost, brand new sliding double paned argon filled vinyl windows. Sizes: 50”x48”, 61”x30”, and 21”x48.” Phone 306-725-3288.   31-33p(6t)

A heartfelt thank you to mother’s faithful, caring friends, D neighbours, relatives, she N U O had all F through the years. For t thanks to Donna, the funeral, Las tain Lesley, and choir for their un the o M imes T and service from preparations the U.C. of Strasbourg and to all who attended. Thanks to Hansen’s Funeral Home for their consistently good and dedicated service to our community; to Carol Eastman for the well put together bouquets of beautiful flowers; to the home care givers and the staff and nurses of LMPH for the compassionate caring of their patients. Thank you to Christine McNichol for your help; to the Bulyea Hall and Hall Committee workers for preparations and the good lunch they served. Thanks again to all from the family of our dear, never forgotten, always loved mother, Mae.    Allan, Elaine and family    Marvyn, Gaye and family            32p My special thanks to all my staff, students and parents for all your kind wishes, cards, emails and gifts I received on my 30th Anniversary. Also thank you to all the businesses who contributed to the paper and to the community for your overwhelming support of Dance Fantasy Productions. It is truly appreciated.  Angela Mayor, 32c Angela’s Dance Academy We, the family of Ellen Becker are deeply grateful for the kindness shown us during our Mom’s illness and passing. Thank you for your prayers, phone calls, visits, great food, donations, flowers and cards. Special thanks to Dr. Lim and the ‘angels’ (nurses and staff) at the Nokomis Health Centre where Mom was treated with tender loving care. Thanks to Guy Hansen and Kelly for their invaluable help. To Pastor Ken Bruvold and our church family – we can’t thank you enough for all that you have done to help us through this difficult time. We so much appreciated the wonderful celebration of mom’s life. Thank you Joan, Wanda, Lisa and Karen for your special musical contributions. Thanks also to the Brickhouse Cafe for the fine lunch. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one. God bless!   Myrna, Dan, Marilyn, Judy 32c      and families I would like to thank everyone for helping me have wonderful memories of my Graduation weekend. Thank you all for the wonderful cards, gifts and hugs. Once again thank you. 32p      Tasha Thank you to everyone who expressed good wishes to me during my graduation time. 32p    Glen Munholland

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Remote control for Walmart brand DigiStar LCD television, working or not. Will pay reasonable price. Call 4842246.          ctf WANTED– Govan History book. Phone 484-2246. ctf


HARDING– In loving memory of Garfield, who passed away June 22, 2008. Treasured memories never die.    Lovingly remembered by        Ilene and all the family            32p SERVICES

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Town of Kipling Foreman of Public Works As our Town Foreman you will be responsible for the overall supervision, organization, control and execution of all functions related to all functions of Public Works along with the Water Treatment Plant. Level 2 Certification in Water Treatment with Level 1 in Water Distribution and Wastewater Treatment and Collection; along with excellent communication and organizational skills. The Town offers a competative wage and benefit package. Further information is available on our website: Please submit resumes by June 27, 2011 to: Town of Kipling Attn: Gail Dakue Box 299 Kipling, SK S0G 2S0 Email: Fax: 306-736-8448.  32p

SUMMER STUDENT The R.M. OF WREFORD No. 280 is now accepting applications for a summer student for the position of maintenance assistant. Key areas of responsibility will be to assist with painting and yard maintenance. • A willingness to work is required • A valid driver’s licence and tractor experience    would be beneficial • Start date and length of position to be determined Send resume with references and wage expectation as soon as possible to:    Box 99, Nokomis, SK S0G 3R0    Fax: (306) 528-4411 | Email: We appreciate and thank all interested applicants, only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.


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FOR SALE– 4 bedroom, 2 story character home in Nokomis. One-and-a-half baths. Single car garage. On 4 mature, well-treed lots. Seller may consider rent-to-own arrangement. Call 528-2185 or 221-2208 Leave message.        29-32c(6t) VEHICLES FOR SALE

FOR SALE– 2000 Olds Silhouette van, loaded, leather interior. $1995. 1993 Acura Integra sedan, automatic, loaded. $1500. 1991 red Honda Civic sedan, automatic loaded. $1200. 1991 grey Honda Civic sedan, 5 speed, loaded. $1400. 1993 Mazda B2200 ext. cab, 5 speed. $1800. 1991 Acura Legend L sedan, automatic, remote start, Michelin tires, loaded. $2300. All these vehicles need just a bit of minor work to get them through SGI’s mechanical inspection program. Will consider reasonable offers. Call 484-2246  32ctf DAVE’S AUTOWRECKING & TOWING– 24 Hr. Towing Service - Auto Club approved. Call us for all your used car and truck part needsmotors, body parts, etc. Small tractor and farm machinery hauling available. Used Cars and Trucks for Sale. Call 306725-3450.      22ctf

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Many thanks to everyone for the cards, phone calls, flowers and food that has been brought to me since I returned home after surgery in St. Paul’s Hospital. Thanks to Marg and Jackie for all their help and care.      God bless everyone, 32p       Florence


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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011 – 12:00 P.M. – Acreage sale for Bruce Murray, 8 m. W., 3 m. S. of Young, SK. MF1085 tractor, 2690 hrs, MF40 Industrial diesel tractor w/FEL, 331 hrs. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 1 & 2, 2011 – 9:00 A.M. – Huge Doll & Toy Collection, Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw, SK. All proceeds donated to the Moose Jaw Cultural Center. SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011 –10:00 A.M. – Strasbourg, SK. Antique & Collectible sale for Dale Racette. TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. – Tugaske, SK. Farm Auction for Dale Coutts. SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. – Hague, SK. Antique & Collectible sale for Dave & Mary Neufeld.



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SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. – Estate of Jim Kennedy, Simpson, SK.

It covered about 750 km in total. Anyone with a motorcycle is welcome to join in this annual event.   Get well wishes, thinking of, and prayers for Wally Penner of Nokomis, Helen Boese, of Nokomis, George Bergen, Martha Friesen and family, Ben Neufeld, Ervin Bartel, and Nellie Bartel both of Saskatoon. Also to anyone in the hospital, lodge, or at home and just not feeling up to par. Thinking too of the nurses and caregivers. -Dorothy Wolter

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Saskatchewan will not be seeded this year.   On June 12, 1979 the American and national League baseball commence a 91 day strike.   Bottled water is not necessarily safer than tap water by the way – Paul Hanley Environmentalist.   On June 10, 2011 Prince Phillip turned 90. 1880 June 8 the phone booth was born. 1898 June 13, Yukon territory becomes part of Canada. 1990 June 13th official removal of Berlin Wall begins.   On June 13, 1995 Gun control is passed by the House of Commons. June 13th 1841 Canadian Parliament opened. John Diefenbaker wins the 1963 June 29 election. June 12, 2009 the Penguins win the Stanley cup in Detroit. June 10, 2010 Chicago Black-hawks won Stanley cup in Philadelphia (last won in 1961)   On June 11, Peter Nicholson and Stuart Jantz joined with twenty-one other motorcycle riders in the annual Mennonite Central Committee ‘Prairie Falcon’ motorcycle run. This is a fund-raising event for both Mennonite Central Committee and Rosthern Junior College. Money for the MCC is used to purchase utility motorcycles for relief workers in various parts of the world. Enough money was raised this year to purchase one motorcycle. About $1000 was also raised for renovations at the Rosthern Junior College. This year, the coveted motorcycle trophy, awarded for raising the most funds went to Drake’s own Peter Nicholson. The run took riders from the MCC offices parking lot in Saskatoon, through Blaine Lake and then to Shell Lake for lunch. The run continued to Spiritwood, Rabbit Lake, North Battleford and back to Saskatoon for supper. It was a great day for a ride and the road was entertaining.

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the world. These children will grow up to someday have children and eventually that father will become a grandfather which will make him very proud. Dad will maybe inherit a son-in-law or daughter-inlaw to boot! Oh to be a dad, celebrate dads today!   Drake community services for seniors takes place in the Villa every Tuesday. The dinner on June 14 featured hot dogs and salads.   A bridal shower was held in the Mennonite Church basement on June 11 for the Bethany Ediger elect bride by Kudai Zimbite.   The Mennonite Central Committee Relief sale was held at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon from June 10-11.   On June 15, the Silver Sages held their monthly supper with about twenty people in attendance.   Twenty million acres across


  One day every year a day is designated to celebrate our dads; the third Sunday in June. It should be every day as they are our dads all year round every day. They go to work to provide our every need. Breakfast in bed to start the day. He is loved and admired, he is strong and able, dad takes his child or children skiing or to a ball game, maybe fishing, golfing swimming or just walking, driving, just what dads do. He may take you biking, riding a horse, have a picnic, fire up the barbecue to roast some wieners, and marshmallows too. He may take you to a park or camp ground. There may be a phone call from children or a child from far away to surprise dad, to let him know he is remembered so many miles away; calling from college, or university, a son or daughter. They may be at home or on an assignment somewhere around



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