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New life for the old station

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Sky’s the Limit

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Travellers on Highway 20 a few kilometers south of Strasbourg have been watching with interest as an old train station is being refurbished and re-purposed. The former Govan train station was moved onsite a few weeks ago by Don and Julie Josephson of Strasbourg. It has now been moved a few yards northward, and placed on the new concrete foundation visible to the right of the building in the photo above. “We purchased the station from Ron and Diane Hanmer at Govan. They had used it in their seed cleaning operation until approximately 12 years ago. Ron's dad had originally purchased it from the CPR and had it moved across the highway in 1974,” Don Josephson said. “We still have to move the annex in and attach it and then the intention is to refurbish the building, returning it to its original appearance. We intend to use it as a bed and breakfast, and a location for events or small gatherings, attracting people to discover the beauty of the community and the hills which can be seen from the windows of the station in its new location. It’s going to take at least a couple of years to get all the work done, but since it is something we enjoy it will be a fun journey to see it transform.” A paragraph in the Govan history book states: “The railway station which most people remember was built in 1924 when the old one was moved to Cymric. When passenger service was totally discontinued in 1970, Frank Hanmer bought the station and moved it to his farm where he used it for an office and as a part of his seed cleaning operation.” (page 14) The inset photo of the CPR station was taken in 1948, and is also reproduced from the Govan history book.

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Nick Schultz traded to Edmonton Strasbourg native, and Minnesota Wild defenseman Nick Schultz, has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers. Schultz is the Wild’s franchise leader in games played with 743. The Edmonton Oilers made the announcement via Twitter just as the Minnesota team was leaving the ice from practice, and the announcement came 20 minutes before the Wild expected it to. In an interview in Strasbourg with Last Mountain Times last Wednesday evening, Nick’s mother Carol Schultz said the trade was a complete surprise to everyone: “It was a total surprise to him and everyone else. None of us knew,” she said. “He’ll take it well, though, because it’s just part of the business of hockey. The first

he knew of anything was last Sunday night after the game when one of the newspaper reporters approached him and asked if he knew his name was being tossed around.” Mayor Schultz said she is really looking forward to having Nick and his family a lot closer to home than they have been for the past number of years, although they probably won’t move back to Canada until the end of NHL season this year. And, for local fans wanting to travel to watch Schultz play, Edmonton is 5 hours less travelling time than Minneapolis. Observers said Nick Schultz was shaken after the trade announcement. “It’s always a possibility. I’ve been here a long time. I’ve been through a lot of times where

my name’s come up and nothing’s happened. Today it happened, so just kind of deal with it. It’s been fun. This is a great place to play, great fans, great people. I’ve had great memories here, great guys on the team. It’s tough to go. This is all I know,” Schultz was quoted as saying. “I really enjoyed working with Nick,” said Minnesota coach Mike Yeo. “He’s a great player and he’s a tremendous person and a great professional. Edmonton, he’s going to be a very good fit for them.” The player offered in trade by the Oilers is 29 year old defenseman Tom Gilbert. Gilbert has scored 33 goals and 158 points in 384 games. Schultz, also 29 years old, was being paid $3.6 million per season, with two more years

on his contract. He was originally selected by the Minnesota Wild in the second round of the 2002 NHL entry draft. Schultz has one goal and two assists in his 62 games with the Wild this season.

Nick Schultz, wearing his new #15 Oiler’s jersey during the February 29 game against St. Louis.

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Provincial news briefs Government plans to phase out Valley View Centre The Sask Party government says it will begin planning to replace the current programming at Valley View Centre is Moose Jaw and phase in new services over the next four years. Valley View Centre is a large complex of buildings built in 1955 for a population of 1,500 people with intellectual disabilities. The centre stopped admitting new residents in 2002, and its population has dropped from 385 at that time to just over 200. The government says new services will include community-based group homes and expanded day programming for current Valley View residents as well as others with intellectual disabilities, particularly those

with more complex needs. Detailed plans for developing new services and expanding existing services will be created over the coming months in consultation with Valley View residents and their families, Valley View employees, the Valley View Centre Family Advisory Group and the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living. The Valley View Centre Family Group says it applauds the decision to begin a process of long term planning for residents of Valley View Centre, and the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living (SACL) says it is very pleased to be working with the government and other key stakeholders in developing new services to replace the current Valley View

by The below article was originally published in the February 16, 2010 issue of Last Mountain Times.

Have you ever had a bright idea but didn’t do anything about it, and then a few years later somebody else gets the same idea and makes a lot of money? Of course you’d have to put some money and hard work into your idea to develop it. That’s why none of mine ever got off the ground. The idea that is making money for some clever people now is one I thought of back in the 1970s when I was working in real estate sales. It occurred to me that a scheme to help clients make their homes more presentable to buyers might pay off. Of course this is one of the things real estate agents do as part of their job, but my idea went beyond suggesting changes to actually implementing them. Now I hear that there are firms that do just that. It’s called ‘staging.’ A young couple I know in Vancouver sold their house for the asking price in the first week it was up for sale. They hired a company that goes much further than what I had in mind back in the 1970s. They brought in temporary replacements for some of the furniture, plus decorative end tables, lamps, pictures and accessories. They cleared everything off the kitchen counters, leaving only a colourful bowl of fruit. Bathroom counters were

cleared too, except for strategically placed soap dishes with fancy soap and matching lotion dispensers, colour coordinated with towels, bath mats and shower curtains. Plants were distributed throughout the house and by the front entrance (this was Vancouver, remember). They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Similarly, a good hairdresser, smart clothes and makeup can make any woman look years younger and steer the eye away from imperfections in her face or figure. The same goes for a tastefully furnished house. I guess nowadays buyers should remember the warning, ‘buyer beware’ and hire their own expert to check out the basement and the eavestroughs. 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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REMEMBER– Nokomis School Review meeting Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m. Be there to support your community school! In the meantime, send letters of support to Last Mountain Times, Nokomis office: inbox@ 16ctf Reminder!! Be sure to attend the Friday, March 9 Southern Provincial “A” Series game 2: Nokomis Chiefs vs Bienfait Coalers, 8:00 p.m. at Nokomis Recreation Centre. 17p BINGO at Nokomis Legion Hall on Monday, March 5. Speed-os at 7:00 p.m. Regular play at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Nokomis Legion Branch #290. 17c Nokomis Agricultural Society Inc. Annual Meeting to be held on Monday, March 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nokomis Recreation Centre in the Curling Lounge. Discussion will include review of 2010-2011 operations and the 2012 Annual Fair. 16-17 Nokomis United Church Men’s Annual Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 13, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in United Church basement. There will also be a bake table. Everyone welcome. 17-18c Nokomis Baptist Church is sponsoring a community soup/biscuit/slice lunch on March 17 at the Legion Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Proceeds will go towards the handicap accessibility fund for the church. 17-18c Hazel Chute, Ilene Harding, Lorna and Earle Mansell attended the 100th birthday celebration for Catherine Yauck at the Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan. They also visited with Alice Shields and Sharlene Lymburner. See page 10 for team photos of this season’s Nokomis Initiation and Novice Chiefs teams. __________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Nokomis Co-op Grocery Store, Nokomis Pharmacy or the Last Mountain Times office!

CORRECTION In part 3 of the 3-part article Nokomis Health Centre Auxiliary still going strong in 2012 after 70 years of service, published on page 4 of the February 28, 2011 issue of Last Mountain Times, a Nokomis Health Centre Auxiliary member’s name was missed. Myrna Halstead also served as a member in the past.

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Letter to the Editor A bright future for Nokomis School Dear Editor, “Saskatchewan has gone from a province where people were moving out to a province where people are choosing to stay and moving in,” Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall (Humboldt Journal, February 18, 2012, by Keri Dalman, Editor). The Nokomis School Review Committee agrees with the optimism Premier Brad Wall has in response to Saskatchewan’s growing population and economy. The findings of our 2012 Review Report indicate the same positive trends here in our own community. However, the Committee is disappointed at the Board’s decision to continue the review as described in the motion published by the Horizon School Division No. 205 on January 30, 2012. The motion as written does not depict the true growth and viability of the Nokomis School, or the community itself. Here’s a snap-shot of Nokomis School and our community: Nokomis will see a 20 per cent increase in school enrolment in the next four years. These are very positive numbers, and do not take into consideration the residual effects that BHP Billiton’s mega-project at Jansen Lake

will bring to our region. Currently, Nokomis has 21 children awaiting enrolment into kindergarten over the next two years. This is an exciting time for the community of Nokomis. Our local economy has enjoyed a return of the critical 20 to 35 year old couples and individuals establishing or looking to establish a home, families and working gainfully in the local and regional economy. We also see this trend continuing regionally as PCS, Mosaic and BHP continue to develop the Potash sector in Saskatchewan’s resource economy. Our findings also indicate that Nokomis School is on par with other schools throughout the Division in key budgetary and programming areas. The community of Nokomis has provided this Review Committee with overwhelming support for the continued operation of our K to 12 school in each of the four reviews performed in the past five years. To not have these positive results recognized by the Board has created a great deal of frustration throughout the attendance area and beyond. Although the large-scale trends of enrolment and census data are important indicators for the Board, the Committee feels they have

to take into consideration the actual school and community population data and economic activity evident in the findings of each of the four school review reports provided by this Committee to the Board since 2006. Further frustration is felt by the Committee and indeed the community in wasting valuable resources and time on the review process instead of directing these resources towards continuing to build upon our increasing school enrolment and economic development initiatives. The repetition of the review process also puts undue pressure on our existing business community that is growing and self-sufficient. Why should our community’s stability be challenged when we continue to exhibit viability and growth? Saskatchewan has seen a massive transition in the rural landscape over the past few decades. Many rural communities have experienced declining school enrolments and aging populations. While enrolments have dipped in Nokomis, they are again on the rise, as is the growth in the critical 20-35 year old segment of this community’s population. The work of the Nokomis School Review

Committee has shown this in the past three reviews. We need your support. We need this support because we share in the common need for accessible services. We need to come together again and remind each other that we work, trade and play in the same backyard. Let’s take our lead from other school divisions, like Prairie South S.D. No. 210 and Sun West S. D. No. 207, and find innovative solutions for small communities. These other Divisions are reexamining small rural schools, seeing their advantages, and moving to retain them and increase their usage through community involvement. This is the kind of innovation the community of Nokomis would like to see from Horizon School Division. For more information, please visit: to download our 2012 and 2011 Review Reports and view a short documentary completed by the students of Nokomis School. Let’s start working together so we can protect our interests and continue to see our communities grow and thrive! Sincerely, The Nokomis School Review Committee

Principal’s Message Well, we are into March. This month tends to be one of the longest in the school year. There are no breaks to speak of and Easter is a long way off; however, it does allow us to get a lot done. With few interruptions, these next weeks tend to be fairly heavy from an academic point of view. The months of May and June always seem to be filled with interruptions, which means it is sometimes difficult to accomplish what needs to get done. However, with some hard work and some fun sprinkled in, we will get through it as we always do. I wish everyone a great and productive March. - Mr. Koenig

down and watched some of the Seniors Bonspiel that was taking place so the kids could see what a real game looked like. The Kindergartens have been equally as busy, joining the 1-2’s for many of these activities! I hope everyone had a fantastic break and is ready for a marvelous March! - Mrs. Hendry

In Math, Daegan is working on Fractions, Ratios, and Percent; while the Grade 7’s finish Circles, and the Grade 8’s finish Volume. Both the 7’s and 8’s will have a test next week before moving on to Integers. There will be a science test next week as well. We have started the Power and Authority Unit in Social. Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming ski trip and thank the SRC for the funding. - Mrs. Tait

finishing unit two and beginning unit three, which looks at the renaissance period. Communication Media students are finishing up their graphic novel project and will be working on an audio project next. Law 30 students are continuing their Civil Law unit by completing a few activities relating to scenarios involving small claims court and tort liability. Parents and students, head over to the school website at to see the tab on the right hand side called Coming Up In Class. Featured here are assignment due dates and test dates that are coming up in Mr. Koenig and Mrs. Stratton’s classes; use this tool to keep up to date on the happenings in the courses. - Mrs. Stratton

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Successful schools are made up of more than just teachers, principals and students. Successful schools also rely on parents and communities to help them be the best they can be. WHAT IS A SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL? The School Community Council is the new school-level council that will provide an opportunity for input into school improvement. Legislated by the provincial government to be in every school, School Community Councils give you an opportunity to make a difference in your school. WHO ARE SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS? • Dedicated volunteers • Principals, teachers, students, parents and community members interested in working with others • Those able to provide a two-year commitment to the work of the Council

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Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 News Well, there goes February and bring on Spring! We had a fast month in both rooms. Some of the happenings in the 1-2 room included our 100th day of school which was on February 1. The students enjoyed a lot of fun 100 activities. We also had a Valentine’s Party on the 14th. In addition to these events, we also finished up our author study, but not before we read the book Grandma and the Pirates by Phoebe Gillman. After we were done, we had Rick Hards (a real pirate!) come in and teach the kids about tying different kinds of knots. The kids had a blast! Also, we have been going down to the rink and taking curling lessons from Carolyn Knouse, which the kids are loving. On the 14th, we even went

Grade 3, 4, and 5 News The students returned from the February break well-rested and ready to get back to ‘business’. The following outlines courses of study we are continuing with: Math – Grade 3, 4, 5: Fractions; ELA – Grade 3: Robert Munsch Author Study; Grade 4/5: Gordon Korman Author Study; Social Studies – Grade 3: Urban/ Rural Communities; Grade 4/5: New France; Science – Light; Health – Completing Strategies for Dealing With Stress; Treaty Education – Grade 3: First Nations Contributions & Ways They Helped the Newcomers; Grade 4/5: Residential Schools. We look forward to our Ski Trip on March 14 to Mission Ridge. Our SRC have most generously provided financial support to our elementary students, which was greatly appreciated. - Mrs. Koenig Grade 6, 7, and 8 News Wow, what a great class I have! I am so proud of them for a number of reasons, but especially for the way they act when we are on our class trips and for the great send-off they gave Kara. Great job!

Greetings from Mrs. Stratton The long month of March is here. Although there will be no time off, the hope is to hunker down and push through some great content. There are still a few fun things to look forward to this month and that started with our Gr. 9-12 Ski Trip to Table Mountain on March 2 and 3, as well as the SRC Spirit Days. Here is what we will be up to this month in class – The ELA B30 students are finishing up the first part of unit one and will be starting Shakespeare’s Hamlet. ELA B10 students are working on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men novella and continuing literature from unit one. ELA 9 is finishing up unit three and beginning unit four: love, loyalty and relationships, starting with romantic poetry and then moving into Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. History 30 students will be finishing up Canada’s contribution to WWI and will be exploring Canada during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Social 9 students are

Telemiracle Breakfast Wow! The pancake breakfast, penny wars, and helping hands sales collected a total of $849.05. The SRC will be sending a cheque to Telemiracle in the amount of $850.00. As far as the penny wars go, the Grade 11/12 class ended up with the best plus/ minus at +35 cents. The K/1/2 class room ended up with the most total money collected at $65.01. The SRC will be sponsoring a pizza party for both groups. Great job to all! School Badminton The badminton season is just around the corner. Practices will soon begin with league play to follow.

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Catherine Yauck celebrates 100th (or 25th) birthday

This year, February 29, 2012 not only represented Leap Year, it also officially marked Catherine Yauck’s 100th birthday; or maybe it marked her 25th birthday! A celebration of this milestone took place at Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan. The afternoon included special presentations, musical entertainment and a delicious lunch served by the Lanigan Hospital Lodge Auxiliary members. Catherine looked lovely, all dressed in pink for her birthday party. The Link between the hospital and the lodge was beautifully deco-

rated for the occasion. Catherine was born on February 29, 1912 to Helen and Peter Elias in Pemburn, SK. Catherine had six siblings. Catherine’s father owned and operated a garage and car dealership; Catherine helped out by selling gasoline. Catherine became a food inspector, later working in accounting. She also worked at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Catherine was transferred to Vancouver where she worked for another three years. It was in Vancouver that she met the love of her life, Alexander Yauck. Catherine and Alexander resided in Duval, SK, for their married life. As a couple they enjoyed travelling to Germany, Hawaii and England. Following Alexander’s death, Catherine moved to Nokomis. At 100 years of age, Catherine still enjoys needle-point, petti-point, knitting and quilting. She plays five full cards at bingo, without one bit of trouble. She has a great sense of humour, and she is an engaging story-teller. According to the staff at Central Parkland Lodge, “Catherine always has a smile on her face, and she is a wonderful addition to our family at CPL.” Catherine has made her home at CPL since April 11, 2011. From her seat at the head table, she thanked everyone for attending her party. “I hope you all get to be as old as I am; and feel as good as I do!” Catherine commented with a big smile on her face. -submitted by Linda Mallett Lanigan

Nokomis Seniors hold February birthday party On February 24, four ladies were treated to a lovely birthday party at the Nokomis Seniors Center. Shirley Kirk, Lenora Penner, Lorna Mansell and Lois Neison all celebrated birthdays in February and early March. After being escorted to the head table, Happy Birthday was sung, accompanied by Lylie Herman on the piano, followed by birthday cake, ice cream and strawberries and refreshments. While the tables were being cleared off, the approximately 20 people, were entertained by Lylie on the piano. A few good jokes were ready by Vi and a contest was held by Shirley Smith which Lenora Penner won the prize. A very nice afternoon came to an end and everyone went home happy. L.H.

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Birthday girls (left to right) Shirley Kirk, Lenora Penner, Lorna Mansell and Lois Neison.

Nokomis Seniors monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the Nokomis Seniors was held on February 28 at the Welcome Inn with seven members present. The meeting opened with O Canada followed by a moment of Memorial Silence. The secretary read the minutes of the last meeting and the treasurer’s report was given. Correspondence: The seniors received a letter from Sheila Righi giving them confirmation about the bowling tournament at Prince Albert. Old business: A cribbage tournament will be held later in spring as everyone is busy right now. Committee report: A sympathy card and a get well card were sent to Marge Edwards. There was one table of bridge and three tables of 500 in February. New business: Hazel Chute made a motion that the seniors accept Betty Sares membership. A motion was made to nominate Lenora Penner as the new treasurer. She went in by acclamation. The dates were set for the St. Patrick’s Day potluck supper and card parties. No birthday party or meeting will be held next month. The meeting was then adjourned and God Save the Queen was sung, followed with refreshments and visiting. L.H.

As I sit writing this article, my wife and I are waiting with great anticipation for news from Alberta. Any day now our daughter will be giving birth to our newest grandson and we can hardly wait. It will be like Christmas all over again, a time for celebration and a time for reflection. Every new child arrives with a whole lifetime of possibilities before them, just waiting to be lived. We can only imagine all the wonderful things they will do and accomplish. Each of us was born with the same potential. Our childhoods were spent dreaming of all that we would be and do when we grew up. There is endless time in the mind of a child. Anyone past fifty, though, can tell you how quickly the moments of our life slip away. Barely have we left our parent’s home before we ourselves are waiting at home for children to come and visit. The Bible speaks about the brevity of life. Psalm 103 says “As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.” We need only gaze at the night sky full of ancient stars to know that this is true. The passing of time has a way of dampening our enthusiasm and diminishing our dreams. There is never enough time to accomplish all that we desire. Even the dreams we fulfill seldom live up to all that we had hoped for. True happiness and significance in life can be as fleeting as the days and hours

that pass more quickly every year. Although short, our lives are not irrelevant. We have been created in the image of God and are loved by him. The significance we receive from being the object of God’s love is of greater value than any earthly accomplishment. We were meant to be his children and his purpose for us far exceeds anything to which we might aspire. Anything less will never seem enough. Psalm 103 goes on to say “But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.” God’s love and care for us will have no end. It is not limited to the brief time we have here on earth. God demonstrated this love for us by sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins and by raising him from the dead to give us new life. We can experience the full significance of our time here on earth when we respond to the God who loves us. To those who call on his name, God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting. By the time you read this column, our little grandson will have arrived and his lifetime of adventure already begun. I can’t wait to see all that he will be and do. I’m confident that God has great plans for him. Pastor Richard Friedt Temple Baptist Church Jansen, SK

Saskatchewan Youth Parliament launches Centennial Celebration members, mock debates, and an audio-video presentation of the organization’s history. The Lieutenant Governor, an alumnus of Saskatchewan Youth Parliament, officially inaugurated the organization’s centennial by unveiling the logo for the celebrations, and the Centennial’s honourary co-chairs paid tribute to SYP’s legacy in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Youth Parliament is a non-partisan organization of young people who meet to discuss and debate political and social issues. Members learn about the mechanics of government, such as parliamentary procedure, decision making, and the rules of debate in a parliamentary democracy. Originally known as

the Saskatchewan Older Boys’ Parliament, the organization was opened to young women in 1972.

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Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and Tava Burton, Premier of Saskatchewan Youth Parliament last week launched the organization’s 100th anniversary celebrations by announcing the honourary co-chairs of the Saskatchewan Youth Parliament Centennial Committee. The honourary co-chairs will include The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Regina Wascana MP, The Honourable Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations, and Lorne Calvert, former premier of Saskatchewan. The official Saskatchewan Youth Parliament Centennial Celebrations will be held August 17-19, 2012. The weekend will include a reunion of former

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Strasbourg Curling Club End of Season Spiel – March 12-15, 2012. Entry fee: $60/ team. Enter as teams. 7:30 p.m. draw times. Entry deadline is Sunday March 11 at 6:00 p.m. Entries to Ray Craswell 725-3236 or enter at the rink. Wind-up Social – March 15. 17c Govan Branch Library’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Everyone welcome. 16-17c Interested in being a community correspondent for Last Mountain Times? For details on what the job involves, as well as compensation, give us a call at 5282020.

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Magels enjoy trip to San Francisco Beverly Magel of Estevan, and Marion Magel of Duval, enjoyed a trip to San Francisco, California from February 14 to 20. Nancy Brown and friend, took us on a great tour of San Francisco, including a ride on the cable cars, visiting Fisherman’s Wharf and the attraction of the sea lions on Pier 39. We stopped at various interesting places, including Coit Tower, etc. on our way to the Golden Gate Bridge. We drove across the bridge and when we came back took time for a walk on the bridge. Friday Nancy picked me up and took me to Oakland, California to have lunch and visit

with her mother Betty Brown (Magel). I enjoyed this very much, looking at albums with Betty, and seeing the beautiful quilts she works on. Nancy then showed me some of the many beautiful quilts she has made, taking a lot of these to quilt shows. Nancy chose to cross the Bay Bridge to Oakland and return by ferry to San Francisco. This was a great experience. Beverly and I enjoyed going shopping and sight seeing including a trip over to Alcatraz Island for a tour. The weather was nice while we were there, with only one afternoon of fog. It was a great trip! MM


Pictured by the Golden Gate Bridge (left to right): Marion Magel, Bevely Magel and Nancy Brown.

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When it comes to making cars that command a consistently higher trade-in value after four years, North American manufacturers are making steady improvement. Dodge was a first-time winner in the Sports Car category with the new Dodge Challenger first reappearing in 2008, and Jeep Wrangler was a repeat winner in the Compact SUV category. However, the Japanese

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continue to dominate, and European manufacturers stay the course according to Canada’s leading source of automotive values says. The 2012 “Best Retained Value Awards” released recently by Canadian Black Book (CBB) show Japanese cars and trucks are holding their value very well in all popular vehicle segments in Canada. Toyota, Lexus, Subaru and Honda combined to win 11 first-place 2012 Retained Value Awards, while European automakers took home four, and of the domestic manufacturers, Chrysler took home three. There was one tie. North Americans overall recorded 10 secondand third-place finishes: Ford and Lincoln had four, General Motors had four and Chrysler had two. Canadian Black Book is Canada’s provider of present and future vehicle values distributed in various formats to dealers, insurance companies and financial institutions. CBB selects vehicles in 17 different categories annually that retain the highest percentage of their original MSRP over the past four years.

Iris Acres celebrated her 95th birthday on February 23, 2012 with many friends and family present. The celebration took place in Regina at the Queen Victoria Estates.

Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00 a.m. (local time) Approximately 70 countries around the world observe DST in some form. Although the majority of Saskatchewan and parts of northeastern British Columbia don’t observe DST, the rest of Canada does.

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March 6, 1972 Jack Nicklaus won the Doral Eastern Open and passed Arnold Palmer’s career earnings of $1,477,200.

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Bridal Shower for Rulene Schulz, daughter of Rhonda and Ron Schulz, and brideelect of Warren Gilroy, on Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. Everyone welcome. 16-17p

Ladies Auxiliary St. Patrick’s Day Tea, Raffle and Bake Sale, on Thursday, March 15 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Last Mountain Pioneer Home. Everyone welcome. 17-18p

Farmers Market, Saturday, March 10 in Wildlife Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Phone Roberta Bender at 725-4570 to book tables. Lunch served by United Church ladies. 16-17c

Strasbourg Idol, Friday March 23rd. Steak supper: 6:30 p.m. Performance: 8:00 p.m. Tickets on sale at Royal Hotel. Supper/evening $25, only 90 tickets available. $10 cover charge at door for show only. 17-18c

Strasbourg Curling Club End of Season Spiel – March 12-15, 2012. Entry fee: $60/ team. Enter as teams. 7:30 p.m. draw times. Entry deadline is Sunday March 11 at 6:00 p.m. Entries to Ray Craswell 725-3236 or enter at the rink. Wind-up Social – March 15. 17c


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Strasbourg Library hosts making frilly scarves! Strasbourg Parkland Library hosted a hands on presentation on knitting a frilly scarf at the library on Thursday, February 23. Instructor Eileen Roche, from Estevan, demonstrated how to knit this scarf, which requires special wool for the frill effect. The yarn which is more of a webbed fabric, is particularly difficult to find at this time, due to the popularity of the beautiful ruffled scarves. Christine Schultz was the lucky winner of the draw for a scarf from those attending. The Board of the Strasbourg Parkland Library, enjoys sponsoring programs, open to anyone, that highlight new techniques and ideas, put on by a variety of presenters. CR

Knitting with this special yarn, Roberta Orban (left) and Mary Whitehouse. Pictured behind (left to right) Pat Kelln, Christine Schultz, Margaret Mikulcik, instructor Eileen Roche and Dorothy Kasick. Missing from picture, Carol Schultz.

Christ in the Passover

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Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Laura Barron of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at Strasbourg Alliance Church. Laura will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. She will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today. Jews for Jesus has presented “Christ in the Passover” at over 38,000 churches. It has been enthusiastically received by Christians who appreciate learning more about the Jewish backgrounds of their faith. Moishe Rosen, who founded Jews for Jesus in 1973, has also co-written the book, “Christ in the Passover,” with his wife, Ceil. This seminal work includes a look at Passover in ancient

times and how it is practiced today. It will be available after the presentation. Also available will be a DVD of the Christ in the Passover presentation with David Brickner, the Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, officiating. Brickner, a fifth generation Jewish believer in Jesus, succeeded Rosen as Executive Director in 1996. Brickner has kept Jews on the cutting edge as the ministry has expanded and established branches in eleven countries, including the United States, Brazil, Israel, Russia, France and South Africa. “We exist to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide,” Brickner states. “There are still a few that haven’t heard of us!” Laura Barron will be happy to answer questions after the presentation at Strasbourg Alliance Church, Sunday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. Call 725-3173 for more information. There is no admission charge. 17c

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SADS meeting in Strasbourg by specialists in heart disease. They urged parents, teachers, coaches and caregivers not to ignore even the mildest indication that a young person may have one of these conditions, as evidenced by fainting spells, or seizures. Both Mohr and Frizzell are actively involved in promoting increased awareness of SADS and in fundraising for the non-

profit research work being done by the Canadian SADS Foundation. For more information, visit their website at: Nick Schultz, Strasbourg’s well-known NHL player, is lending his support to the cause by offering to use his status as a sports celebrity to act an ambassador for the Foundation. He has also provided financial support.

Rural Municipality of McKillop No. 220 Part Time Chemical Applicator/ Maintenance Position The Rural Municipality of McKillop No. 220 invites applications from individuals for the part time seasonal position of Chemical Applicator/Maintenance Personnel. The qualified candidate will have experience operating heavy equipment, mowing, mechanical aptitude, possess a valid driver’s license and have or be willing to obtain an Industrial Pesticide Applicator License.

Marj and Janelle inform the audience about the medical condition called SADS. More than 80 people crowded into a small meeting room on the Strasbourg Recreation Centre last Wednesday evening, February 29 to take part in an informative and empassioned presentation on Sudden Arrhythmia Disorder Syndrome (SADS). The presentation was made by Marj Mohr, and Janelle Frizzell with Strasbourg EMS using a prepared slide presentation augmented by stories from their personal experiences. Other EMS personnel Brendon Syrup and Amy Schmidt also attended. Marj explained that SADS is a newly acknowledged series of medical conditions that are still not widely understood by many mainstream medical professionals, and even many medical specialists. “The SADS Foundation was started by Pam Husband, from Ontario. Her 16 year old son passed away in his sleep,” Mohr explained. “She got doctors involved, tried to get more research done, and get information out on the warning signs.” It has only been in the past few years that arrhythmia disorders have been recognized

as the cause of many sudden deaths among active and seemingly healthy young people. Mohr pointed out that as many as 1 in 500 young people may be susceptible to the syndrome. It was noted that 17 year old Strasbourg area hockey player Joel Thompson, who collapsed during a hockey practice at the Strasbourg Recreation Centre in October, 2010 and later died in a Regina hospital, was a victim of an undiagnosed arrhythmia condition. Several other similar cases have been publicized in the media in recent months. Mohr said there are as many as 20 such cases each year in Saskatchewan. Mohr and Frizzell noted that the warning signs of an arrhythmia condition are often unintentionally ignored by parents, teachers and caregivers. Those warning signs are: Fainting or seizure during physical activity, from emotional excitement, emotional distress or being startled; a family history of unexpected sudden death during physical activity or during a seizure, or any other unexplained sudden death of an otherwise healthy young person. There a several different types of arrhythmia

conditions: Atrial Fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia requiring intervention; ARVC, a disease that is characterized by fibrofatty growth on the right ventricular of the heart; Brugada Syndrome, a cardiac rhythm disorder, usually inherited, with no physical signs but characterized by fainting episodes and sudden death, most often during sleep. CPVT, an arrhythmia that presents without underlying heart disease and usually appears in childhood or early adulthood with fainting episodes; DCM, a genetic disease that can affect newborns, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly; FHCM, characterized by unexplained and inappropriate clinical left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy; IVF, characterized by ventricular fibrillation of unknown cause resulting in fainting and/or sudden death and may occur in families; LQTS, a genetic condition that predisposes individuals to arrhythmias, fainting spells, and sudden death. It is often symptomless and can therefore remain undiagnosed; PFHB, typically causing fainting and sudden death; WPW (Wolfe Parkinson White) – a

LMPH residents keeping busy The residents of Last Mountain Pioneer Home have been kept busy lately with the help of Jack Barns. Jack was gracious enough to donate some of his scroll saw art work, and his lovely wife Val donated some photo frames to display the finished art work. The staff and residents were amazed by the intricate cuts of animals, famous sayings and scenery. The residents spent a good part of the morning painting the art work and testing their artistic skills. The residents are really honing their painting abilities with this project and with the help of Mary Whitehouse, who has been here this month teaching painting skills and making place mats. Marilyn Hubick

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internal struggle around trying to forge out an identity in the world. Eventually a path is chosen, and in our culture, the stage of busyness begins. Typically young people become consumed with work, study, moving away from home, and the search for a mate. Between weddings, career moves and perhaps starting a family, ten more years whiz by. There may be a level of comfort, having survived the crisis of young adulthood and established oneself. Now, one can just get down to the business of living, raising a family, handling the career. At this point, it seems that life might just go on forever this way. Then in the late thirties or early forties, you notice that you no longer belong to the young group in the company. You are going to junior or senior high orientations, and all of the other parents seem, well, older. One day it dawns on you that you are where your parents were when you thought of them as the older generation. You realize that your children will soon be adults. You think of your elderly parents and realize with horror that one day, that will be you. Panic sets in as you realize there are some things in life over which you have no control. Once again, you stand on a brink between the present and your future, only this time, more than all of the

other crisis times, there may be a tremendous urge to halt the forward progress, because you know where it is leading. Some try to run backwards. It might be the new sportscar, the affair, the facelift or the gym. These might help for a while, but what is needed to escape the crisis is a new attitude. With the quiet acceptance of the inevitable, the best part of life is at hand. Now that there is no longer such a push to create the future, it is possible to enjoy the present. Life is right here, right now. We can begin to savor life, and the people in it. Moreover, we have acquired wisdom unimaginable when in our twenties. Yes, there is still some sadness knowing that it won’t go on forever, knowing that the future is unpredictable. It is unsettling to know that some things are beyond our control. There is a bittersweetness in it all: just when we come to truly appreciate so much, we realize it is all temporary. And so we feel things more deeply, we take less for granted, we are grateful for so much, we laugh harder and hug tighter. Ironically, we are more alive than ever before. Having survived the crisis, we are now free to live. Gwen Randall-Young is an author and award-winning Psychotherapist based out of Alberta.

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Agriculture news & views

Ag Notes

Horse power on the farm for most is only a memory, or perhaps something read about in books. So I am always intrigued when I have the opportunity to talk to someone still interested in draft horses. For many who remain dedicated to the big horses, it is usually something that is deeply felt. They love the gentle giants which once powered the farm. It is something I can relate to, since my dad told the story of quitting school after Grade 8 so he could stay home and work the horses in the field. I’ve written about Merlin Ford in this space before. He is the Kuroki area man hoping to create a book on the draft horse and their integral part in the history of Saskatchewan. “I was looking at all the jobs horses did. There were a whole bunch many people had probably never seen,” he said in a Yorkton This Week (YTW) interview in 2011. Ford said most people are at least somewhat aware of horses doing farm work, pulling plows and binders and threshing machines, but at one point they did all the jobs in a city too. “People think of milk wagon horses,” he said, but added basically everything that moved was moved with horses. Goods would arrive by train and then be taken to stores and homes by wagons drawn by draft horses. Ford said even buildings moved drawn by 20, or more horses. “People don’t realize, or remember that,” he said. Some do remember and continue to breed and promote the big horses. Take for example longtime Stockholm, SK. area farmer Louise Szumutku of Clydesdale Creek Farm who was named Clyde Person of the Year for her involvement with the draft breed. “I have been involved with the Clydesdales over 20years,” she said in a recent YTW interview with your’s truly. “I guess you could say I married into it, as my husband, Delvin, has never seen a day on the farm without them. You call it a business and I guess that is what it is. I look at it to be the love of the Clydesdales. They are known to be Gentle Giants with each having their own unique personalities, and each holding a place in my heart. I look to it as having a personal relationship with each horse. My husband has taught me so much and my passion for the breed grows each year. Spring time is my favourite with having the nursery ready when each colt is born. The time flies when we are out bonding with each one.”

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by Calvin Daniels And there is Sandy Weber. She and her husband Klaus are emigrating to Canada from South Africa, and they are going through the long course of quarantines to bring their Clydesdale stallion with them. “Firstly we had to go into quarantine in South Africa in Bronkhorstspruit for 26-days, then we flew to Mauritius, where we were in quarantine for a total of 92-days, then we flew to Germany, where we have to be for 90-days,” she said. Yet the time and money to bring the stallion is something Weber said she was happy to deal with. “In South Africa we did not have a farm, I bred Clydesdales from our small holding as a hobby – which took up a lot of my time,” she said in another of my YTW interviews. “We decided to bring our horses, because they are part of the family - the stallion is registered, and is of good breeding, but the real reason is because he is ‘my boy’ and my daughter brought her gelding because him and the stallion are inseparable, and Bailie is Kayla’s best friend.” And then there is Greg Gallagher of Canora. He is one of those who holds the big horse, in his case, the Clydesdale, close to his heart. Gallagher is the breeder of Donegal Dr. Pepper which was named Supreme Champion Clydesdale of the world at the World Clydesdale Show held in Madison Wis. in late October of 2011. Gallagher has been involved in Clydesdales almost since birth. He explained his father was born in 1883, and when he turned 15 “took a team of Clydesdales to the bush in Quebec.” He said it was good business since a man made $8 a month, but a man with a team made $30. Gallagher’s father would move west, settling just northwest of Yorkton, where he again raised Clydesdale until retiring to the city in 1960. “So it’s in the blood,” he told me in an interview. The amazing dedication to draft horses by people like those mentioned here may not make sense to many in this era of doing everything for the greatest returns, but when I think back to my Dad, I understand it completely and applaud such efforts to keep the big horse part of the farm story.

The farmer-elected former Directors of the Canadian Wheat Board say they are very disappointed that a recent Manitoba Queen’s Bench judgement took six weeks to reject an injunction protecting farmers’ right to vote on fundamental changes to the Canadian Wheat Board. These changes were implemented by Ottawa in defiance of a December 2011 Federal Court ruling by Justice Campbell. “Our application for an injunction was to halt the implementation of Bill C-18 and provide

some stability and clarity until all the legal issues were resolved. Although Justice Perlmutter has ruled against an injunction there are other cases out there which still bring into question Bill C-18’s validity,” said Kyle Korneychuk, a former Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) Director from Saskatchewan. “In our view, Justice Perlmutter did not give consideration to the context of how the Wheat Board Act was amended in 1998 and the evidence we presented regarding the understanding in the farm community that we

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Rural Women’s Month proclaimed The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed the month of March as Rural Women’s Month in Saskatchewan. Rural Women’s Month will be observed in conjunction with events held in March by various women’s groups in communities across the province. These activities will recognize the contributions of rural women to the province and will raise awareness and appreciation of their role in Saskatchewan’s development.

“Now farmers can get down to business,” says GGC spokesman Stephen Vandervalk. “This Judge’s decision is clear, articulate and unequivocal in providing the clarity and certainty we need to plan ahead for our next harvest.” “For most farmers, including myself, it is a big load off our minds. We have the choice to lock in contracts for our new crop wheat and barley; much like we already do with our other crops like canola. We can focus our time and efforts on making wheat and barley profitable crops to grow again,” Vandervalk added.

would have a vote. This understanding was reflected in the intent of Parliament at the time that Section 47.1 was passed,” said Bill Woods a Director elected by farmers in District 4 in Saskatchewan. “That farmers would have a vote is something the vast majority of farmers in the west have taken for granted since we first started electing directors to run our Wheat Board. This is what Federal Court Justice Campbell recognized in his December 2011 decision.” However, the Grain Growers of Canada say they are pleased with Judge Perlmutter’s decision.

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Nokomis (little) Chiefs 2011-12 team photos

The 2011-12 hockey season is slowly coming to an end, and with that comes team photos. Pictured above are this season’s Nokomis Initiation Chiefs (left) and Novice Chiefs (right) teams. The Initiation team was coached by Murray Braun (left) and Adam Hendry, while the Novice team was coached by (left to right) Tim Hendry, Jeff Edwards and Jake photos by Keith Braun McNichol.


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Strasbourg Curling Club End of Season Spiel – March 12-15, 2012. Entry fee: $60/ team. Enter as teams. 7:30 p.m. draw times. Entry deadline is Sunday March 11 at 6:00 p.m. Entries to Ray Craswell 725-3236 or enter at the rink. Wind-up Social – March 15. 17c

Randy White and Julie Frischke were married in Lumsden at the United Church on Saturday, February 25, 2012. The Lumsden Community Hall was the setting for the reception and dance with approximately 180 people in attendance. Both Randy and Julie were born and raised

tuesday, march 6, 2012 • last mountain times in the Silton/Bulyea area, and went to school together since kindergarten in Bulyea and then on to Strasbourg for high school. Parents, Lorne and Ruth White, reside on a farm in the Silton area and Art and Deb Frischke reside on a farm in the Bulyea area. The happy couple are honeymooning in Mexico and will be moving to their new home northwest of Silton once the finishing touches are complete. All the best to both of you, Randy and Julie, may you enjoy many wonderful years of happiness together. Mary Massier of Silton

The three generations of the Massier family: (left to right) Vivian and Lloyd, Mary, Chad and Fay Massier.

celebrated her 90th birthday on Tuesday, February 28. Fay Massier hosted a brunch in Mary’s honour at Fay’s Restaurant in Silton, with around 50 plus people in attendance. Mary received a beautiful bouquet of roses, many cards and gifts, and well wishes from everyone. She was very pleased with all those who came to help her celebrate her special day. The community wishes you a very ‘Happy Birthday Mary’ and many more wonderful years of good health and happiness. Here to help Mary celebrate her special day was her son Lloyd and his wife Vivian from Peace River, AB. Lloyd and Vivian arrived Sunday morning February 26. They have enjoyed several days visiting with family and friends and being with Mary on her 90th birthday. A huge bouquet to Fay who did a wonderful job with the brunch. By all reports, “it was the best.” Even some of the contractors working in the area, who drop by for lunch at Fay’s took part in the brunch. One of Mary’s favorites ‘The German Boys’ enjoyed brunch with everyone and entertained for at least an hour, much to everyone’s enjoyment. Mary was thrilled and to say the least, she will have many lasting memories of her special day. Never lose that sense of humor or that cheery smile.

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WEEK OF MARCH 4 TO MARCH 10, 2012 LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN & AQUARIUS ARIES You will finally be able to tie up all those little loose ends that have been dragging for a long time. With the proper motivation this week you will be efficient and above all determined. TAURUS You will do something heroic this week. It might be monumental or it might be as simple as taking time to listen to someone’s worries. Either way, you will make a big difference in someone’s life. GEMINI You family is very important to you and home is a safe haven. Be generous with your attention to them both this week, as they are due for some maintenance. CANCER Let yourself plan a busy week of activity of all kinds. Friends will be persistent with their invitations, which you will end up enjoying more than you expect. LEO At work, you will receive a bonus of some kind — perhaps a promotion or a little pay raise. It will allow you to make some other important changes that will please your family. VIRGO With mars in Virgo, you will undoubtedly feel more stressed out than usual. You will have to take some drastic measures to remedy this, but make sure you do not lose your temper. LIBRA A tendency to procrastinate at the beginning of the week leaves you feeling stressed out by deadlines. Deal with that stress in healthy ways and it will help you get your tasks done. SCORPIO The full moon will cause you to shift your attention to others’ needs. It will leave you feeling a bit tired, so do what you must to rest and recover your strength. SAGITTARIUS A busy week will leave you without much time to yourself. Let yourself enjoy the support of your family by being willing to delegate certain tasks. CAPRICORN A romantic twinge overtakes you, leading you to dream of a getaway for two. This is also a good time to take a professional workshop that will help you advance your career. AQUARIUS Things are lining up for you on the legal front: you might finally win a court battle or receive your due from an outstanding debt. If you have an insurance claim to make, do it this week.

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Notice of Assessment Roll Village of Earl Grey Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Village of Earl Grey for the year 2012 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following days: Monday to Friday, March 9th to April 9th. A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of the Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal with: The Assessor, Village of Earl Grey, Box 100, Earl Grey, SK S0G 1J0 by the 9th day of April, 2012. Dated this 6th day of March, 2012. 17c

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FOR RENT– Senior Social Housing and one three-bedroom Family Housing. Rent is based on income. For information, contact Nokomis Housing Authority, 528-2204. 3ctf HOUSE FOR RENT– Large 4 bedroom house for rent or sale in Drake. Available immediately. Call 363-2131 or 363-2072. 17-18c

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Thank you to everyone for your kindness, thoughtfulness, concerns, all the cards, prayers, phone calls, flowers, food, books given both in and out of hospital. Thanks again so very much and may God Bless all. 17p Elaine Gorrill

Haliburton Community Club Poker Derby: Sunday, March 11 – Haliburton Hall (12 miles south of Jansen or 10 miles east of Lockwood). Registration 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. No starts after 1:00 p.m. All riders must be in by 4:00 p.m. Hands $5 each; 3/$10; 7/$20. 50% payout; 4 places plus Mystery Hand. Door prizes and raffles. Lunch and refreshments available. For more information contact Terry 528-4640, Jack 364-2002 or Darin 5287997. 11-17c Saskatchewan Bowhunters Association 42nd Annual Banquet and Awards night will be held at Danceland at Manitou Beach on Saturday, March 31. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Awesome Taxidermy display, door prizes, silent auction and raffle prizes. Entertainment provided by Double Vision, Canada’s only identical twins magic show. Everyone welcome. Tickets are $35.00 and must be purchased prior to March 24. For tickets, call Ed Bergen at 363-2072. 17-18c Raymore Rockets Ladies Diamond Night, Saturday, April 14 at Raymore School Gym. Happy Hour: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Supper at 7:00 p.m. Entertainment: Jack Semple, Puck Toss and more! Diamonds donated by Young’s Equipment, Raymore. Only 300 tickets sold. Table of 8/$180, $25 Advance, $30 at door. Tickets available at Raymore Town Office 746-2100 or call Wendy 7462900. 17c

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Schroeder with Matt Rintoul assisting at 7:50. Wynyard Monarchs scored three times to give Drake the win 5-3. Kerri McLaren won the 50-50. Announcing was Ed Bergen. Condolences to the family and friends on the recent passing of Virginia E. Biehn. Virginia was 89 on January 26. Drake community services for seniors was held on Tuesday with nearly 20 attending for a noon dinner in the Villa February 28. Somebody woke up winter last weekend! On February 27, the Watrous Winterhawks tangled with the Drake Canucks. All four goals were scored in the 2nd period. At 6:28 Rick Toman scored with Kyle Bergen and Jordan Schindel assisting. At 7:40 Drake scored again. Nick Kalnicki was assisted by Spencer Braaten. Josh Elder scored for Watrous with Kirk Moore and Michael Brodziak assisting at 12:24. The Canucks’ Jordan Schindel scored with Taylor Watt assisting; hence a 3-1 score. Shots on goal were 43-19 for Drake. David Spooner was the net minder. Scott Thielle won the pot of gold. Get well wishes, thinking of, prayers for Wally (Lenora) Penner, Sam Bouphaphanh, Isabel Krieger, Helen Kornelsen, Ed (Lila) Kornelsen, Anne Braun, Diane Siegfried, all doctors, nurses and caregivers, folks in hospital, lodges, mourners of family members and friends and anyone at home and just not feeling up to par.

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James Edgar 2012 March Skies March begins with the Moon in almost the same circumstances as in February, except shifted by one day – a result of that extra “leap dayâ€? last month. Full Moon is on the 8th, with a close pairing of Mars on the same day. A couple of days later, the Moon, Spica, and Saturn make a pleasant trio in the southeast near 11 p.m. On the 25th and 26th, ďŹ rst Jupiter, then Venus, take turns pairing up with our thin-crescent satellite. Have you noticed how prominent the Moon is on or near the full phase? It shines brightly in the east at sunset, casting its pale glow across the land. People tend not to think about where the Moon is during the rest of the month – it’s in the nighttime sky for half the cycle and it appears in daytime for the other half! Mercury should be an easy target during the ďŹ rst half of March, as the angle of the ecliptic favours northern viewers. In fact, you should be able to see four planets in a row, with Mercury nearest the horizon, followed by Uranus, Venus, and Jupiter. In the same ďŹ eld, but invisible to the naked eye or even binoculars, are the dwarf planets Ceres and Eris. Ceres orbits the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and, in 1801, was the ďŹ rst such asteroid (and the most massive) to be discovered. It is now classiďŹ ed as a dwarf planet. Eris circles about as far from the Sun as it can get – three times further from the Sun than Pluto, and it is the most massive in the class of transNeptunian dwarf planets. Venus glows all evening in the western sky, sandwiched between Mercury and Jupiter for most of the month.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT Swimming Pool Manager and Assistant Manager: QualiďŹ cations – NLS, LSI, WSI, First Aid and CPR “Câ€? AED; management experience and pool operator course preferred. Instructors: QualiďŹ cations – Bronze Cross, NLS, WSI, First Aid and CPR “Câ€?/AED; LSI preferred; 15 years of age. Lifeguards: QualiďŹ cations – Bronze Cross, First Aid and CPR “Câ€?/AED; NLS and LSI preferred; 15 years of age. Sports Ground Maintenance: QualiďŹ cations – Valid driver’s license, experience working with small machinery, ball knowledge/experience would be an asset. Visitor Reception Manager, Assistant Manager and Staff: QualiďŹ cations – Management experience, knowledge of Watrous and area, outgoing personality with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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 bimonthly RASC Journal, and is the Society’s National Secretary.

NEWS lockwood Phone 528-2020

Nokomis United Church Men’s Annual Pancake Supper, Tuesday, March 13, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in United Church basement. There will also be a bake table. Everyone welcome. 17-18c

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Chris Weiss was one of the eleven men who made the cut at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, to capture a part in a short ďŹ lm, Ogilthorpe, about the life of Bill “Goldieâ€? Goldthorpe, who was the inspiration behind the “Ogie Ogilthorpeâ€? character in the movie, Slapshot. The skaters were put through a number of drills, which focused mainly on their skating and ďŹ ghting skills. The Weiss family was in attendance to watch the ďŹ lming and the game on February 19, 2012. Those attending the game are asked to wear their best 1970s gear, so that it ďŹ ts the period of the movie. On February 25 at the Sportsplex, the Drake Initiation team played the Strasbourg team and Drake lost. Kaelan Wolfe was the referee. A novice game followed. The Strasbourg Maroons were here to play hockey with the Drake Novice team and won the game 10-3. Kaelan Wolfe was the referee. Winning the pot of gold was Linda Schmidt. On February 24, the Redvers Rockets arrived to play the Drake Midget Canucks Team resulting in a 3-3 tie. Nolan Blair was ďŹ rst to score in the 2nd period with Maverick Gusikoski and Joel Styles assisting. Colton Blair scored the 2nd goal with Chase Holbrook and Bradley Krause assisting. The 3rd goal in the 2nd period was netted by Mackenzie McMillan, unassisted. Shots on goal were 23-23. Announcing was Betty Styles and winning the pot of gold was Baxter Blair. The Humboldt Broncos Midgets and Battleford Barons played to a 3-1 score for Humboldt. Shots on goal were 36-14 for the Broncos. On February 25 the Wynyard Monarchs blew into our village of Drake to attempt to win against the Drake Canucks at the Sportsplex. Scoring the ďŹ rst goal was Steve Schroeder with Nick Kalnicki assisting. Next Nick Kalnicki scored with Spencer Braaten and Chad Bartel assisting. Taylor Watt with the help of Derek Eberle and Brad Schroeder, scored. First to score in the 3rd period was Steve Schroeder with Scott Schroeder assisting. Scoring the last goal was Scott

Mars is in opposition (on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun) on the 3rd. This is the most distant opposition in the 30 years from 1996 to 2026, and Mars thus presents a very small apparition. Even so, amateur astrophotographers have been obtaining clear images of the Red Planet for a few months, using the latest equipment and techniques. Jupiter shares the western evening sky above bright Venus. The two planets trade positions on the 11th, as Jupiter makes its apparent dive toward the Sun (remember, it’s us doing the fast moves here on Earth). Saturn rises in the east before midnight, crossing the sky all night. Watch for the nearby Moon, just past full on the 10th. Uranus and Neptune are not visible, lost in the Sun’s glare. Watch for the Zodiacal Light in the evening western sky from the 10th to the 24th.


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RCMP report Fatality near Markinch At about 6:30 p.m. on March 1, the Southey/Strasbourg RCMP Detachment members responded to a single vehicle roll over three miles east and three miles north of Markinch. Police say a Ford F150 truck with two male occupants was traveling south on a main grid road when the truck went out of control and entered the east ditch. The truck struck the opposing embankment of the ditch and rolled at least twice. The 17 year old male driver was wearing his seatbelt and received minor injuries. Police say the 25 year old male passenger was not wearing his seatbelt and received injuries to his head. Emergency Services from Cupar and Southey arrived on scene and began medical treatment. Both occupants were transported to the Regina General Hospital. The 25 year old passenger went into cardiac arrest while being transported to the hospital. Further medical treatment was provided in the ambulance and at the hospital, however the male passed away as a result of his injuries. The identity of the deceased male, believed to be from the Last Mountain area, has been determined and

family members have been advised. His name is not being released at this time. At the time of the accident, road conditions were poor, and police believe these factors as well as the seatbelt not being used contributed to the death of the 25 year old male. Police do not believe alcohol was not a factor. Further investigation is being undertaken by a collision analyst and members of the Southey/ Strasbourg RCMP Detachment. No charges have been laid. Auger stolen The Southey / Strasbourg RCMP Detachment are seeking the public’s assistance to locate some stolen property. Sometime between February 16 and 22, 2012, a black Bobcat brand auger was stolen from a residence in Cupar. If you have information about this or any other crime, please contact the Southey/Strasbourg RCMP or your local police service. Body located On February 26, Wakaw RCMP members were contacted and informed that a snowmobiler near Batoche, SK, had located a body of a male in a field. Investigators have determined by comparing tattoos, personal information and clothing descriptions that the deceased male is Jus-

tin John Peach who had been reported missing to Wakaw RCMP by family members on February 17. An autopsy is scheduled. On February 15, RCMP had responded to a vehicle that was in a ditch near the church in Batoche. RCMP determined the vehicle was stolen and had one female occupant who was uncooperative with police about how she got there, if anyone else was involved or in the area, or what had happened. This is when the attending member spotted a male in the distance and tried to speak with him. The male refused to speak with or come to the member and disappeared in the darkness. The member on scene made patrols of the area trying to locate the person, but could not locate him and had no information that he was connected with the female in the stolen vehicle or if he was a resident of the area. Inquires were made with local residents the next morning to determine if there had been any other unusual activity in the area. All those inquires were negative. On February 17, family members of Peach came forward to report him as missing. Members from the Wakaw detachment returned near the church and conducted a foot search of the area. Footprints in the area lead police to believe Peach had avoided the police patrols by circling the area and taking shelter near a residence and then walking out to the highway.

Fraud awareness month March is Fraud Awareness Month and the Commercial Crime and Fraud Sections with the Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission and the RCMP are joining forces to increase awareness to assist in preventing and reducing the number of victims of fraud. Fraud Awareness Month is part of a national crime prevention campaign to increase Canadians awareness of and knowledge about different types of fraud in order to help citizens to not become fraud victims. The month of March has been reserved for this campaign by the Fraud Prevention Forum which includes concerned groups of citizens including consumers, government agencies, private sector firms, and law enforcement agencies such as the RCMP. Through its partners, the Forum which is chaired by the federal government Competition Bureau, works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by educating them on how to recognize fraud, report it, and stop it. RCMP Saskatchewan “F” Division’s Commercial Crime Section has offices in Regina and Saskatoon. Their role is to reduce the impact of economic crime on Canadians by maintaining the integrity of our economy through public education, crime prevention, and enforcement.

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Government continues math consultations In an effort to address concerns with the current math curriculum in provincial schools, the Ministry of Education recently facilitated consultation meetings across Saskatchewan. These dialogue sessions with frontline educators concluded on February 16. Now, the Minister is interested in hearing from parents. “Having wrapped up the consultations with educators across Saskatchewan, we’re confident that we have a good idea of their thoughts and opinions around the effective instruction of the math curriculum,” Education Minister Donna Harpauer said. “Now, we want to hear from parents or guardians of students who are learning this math. What are the experiences and opinions of the parents and guardians whose children are bringing this math home? Hearing from all different selections of the population who are engaging with math curriculum will help us to understand the areas that are working, as well as identify opportunities for change.”

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We’ve increased safety spending to $79 million for 2012 to elevate the safety related system upgrading for our 80,000 km pipeline system.

SaskEnergy works closely with industry associations, natural gas utilities across Canada and provincial regulatory bodies to maintain best practises for safety. We appreciate feedback from our customers and key stakeholders as well.

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We have more than 600 technicians and tradespeople, construction workers, engineers, technologists, and customer service employees working in communities across the province to deliver safe and reliable natural gas service.

Whether buildings are being constructed, renovated or taken down, or you are planning to excavate, our team uses tools and techniques before work begins to make job sites safer. For example, a new building demolition process of deactivating service lines at a demolition site is now in place.

Each year, our highly-trained people manage over 100,000 work orders of proactive safety related activities while also responding 24/7 – at no charge – to 24,000 calls from homes and businesses to provide safety checks and peace of mind for our customers.

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NEWS semans

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Over the Family Day weekend of February 18-20, a water leak was suspected in Semans. It was discovered on 4th Avenue Wednesday afternoon

and repairs began soon after. Several attempts were made to make repairs from the surface. When this was unsuccessful, all ‘services’ were marked

tuesday, march 6, 2012 • last mountain times and excavations began Friday. Ray Lamontagne, Jay Holmes, Malcolm Bains, Doug Dunlop, Tom Anderson and new home owner Rob Tryhorn all helped throughout this time, which was greatly appreciated. Municipal Sewer Maintenance owner Warren Thomson arrived to consult. It was decided to dig up a small area to find the problem. Roger Digney and Troy Rattai excavated the curb stop and work started

immediately. All repairs were completed by Friday night with no excess water loss noted at the Water Treatment Plant afterwards. There was no need to shut the town’s water off on that street and no threat to the main water system. __________________ Looking for some extra copies of this week’s newspaper? Pick some up at the Co-op grocery store!

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Many people work in cubicles, but few take time to customize them. “It's natural to want to adapt to your surroundings, but sometimes you need to take a stand and adapt your environment to you,” said Sherry Browne, ergonomics specialist, 3M Canada. “Many people spend as much time at work as they do at home. Making both places feel more personal and functional are logical wants and needs.” Before transforming your workspace into something

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on your desk. • Be expressive: Your decor should reflect who you are and what is important to you. Do you have a green thumb? Bring in plants. Do you have kids? Hang up art they drew. Do you love animals? Put a fishbowl on your desk. Add decorative pieces like souvenirs, awards and photos. • All surfaces are opportunities: Make your cubicle more elegant with a throw rug. Add colour with a framed print, pin up wallpaper or drape a piece of fabric over a wall. Your desktop also has room for accessories like a Scotch Shoe Tape Dispenser. • Printing: Avoid having a hard copy of everything by saving documents directly on your hard drive. This is more environmentally friendly and ensures you have fewer pa-

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pers to deal with. • Lighting: The better you see, the more productive you will be. You may not have a window for natural light, but a bright desk lamp prevents headaches from straining your eyes and helps you focus on. • Ergonomics: Having an ergonomically correct office space improves posture and productivity. Beyond your chair and foot stool, try an ergonomic mouse. Also, an adjustable keyboard tray and monitor arm from 3M help align your posture and arrange the items you use most in comfortable positions. Slight changes like these add individual touches to workspaces while making your surroundings more functional and comfortable. Canadian Community Newspapers Association


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Sports news & commentary


Nokomis Novice Chiefs vs. Watrous Winterhawks in Watrous – February 25

Phone 528-2020 • 725-3030

NOTICE Reminder!! Be sure to attend the Friday, March 9 Southern Provincial “A” Series game 2: Nokomis Chiefs vs Bienfait Coalers, 8:00 p.m. at Nokomis Recreation Centre. 17p

WDS’s Willcox to represent Canada in China Katie Willcox recently attended a volleyball prospecting camp, where she was among 300 other athletes. Katie ended up being selected by university scouts to join 30 other elite volleyball athletes from across the province. They will help make up an 18 and Under team that will represent Canada in a tournament in China at the end of this year. This is a huge accomplishment for Katie, who is actually a 15 and Under athlete.

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Are Braun’s Hall chances doomed The start of the regular baseball season is still almost a month away and already the biggest story of the spring is about drugs. Didn’t that topic hit the showers when Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens hung up their spikes? This latest drug saga is a good news-bad news deal. Good for Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun, who appealed his 50-game suspension for using performanceenhancing drugs; bad for Major League Baseball because its great plan to rid the game of juicers may have been jeopardized because of Braun’s acquittal. Braun is no ordinary Ryan. He’s the reigning MVP of the National League, a superstar with offensive credentials that one day will be scrutinized closely by voters in Cooperstown, where the Hall of Fame resides. Unfortunately for Braun, having the drug allegations hanging over his head

likely means the Hall will never call his name – innocent or not. Bonds has not been convicted of anything drug-related (other than obstruction of justice) and we’ll find out next year, when he’s eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time, just how anxious the baseball establishment is to have the highly-suspected cheater, Big Head Barry, given a big-head bust in Cooperstown. Same goes with Roger Clemens, whose career stats would make him an automatic firstyear selection to the hallowed Hall. Instead, he’ll be going to the Hall’s gallows, joining Pete Rose in the non-existent wing for Automatic Hall of Famers Who Shamed Their Way Out. Braun, another “innocent” one, may join them one day. His 50-game suspension, scheduled to begin at the start of the 2012 season, has been set aside on appeal. The urine sample he provided – and allegedly found to contain excessive and illegal levels of testosterone – appar-

ently stayed in the drug tester’s home over a weekend instead of being sent immediately by FedEx to the drug lab. That 48-hour delay was all that two of the three-person arbitration panel needed to uphold the Milwaukee slugger’s appeal. So Braun is “innocent” after all. In the court of public opinion, though – the one that ultimately leads to the Hall of Fame – his guilt or innocence is yet to be decided. The likely outcome? The only way he’ll get into the Hall of Fame is to pay the $20 admission fee, like you and me. • Blogger Chad Picasner, on the Yankees announcing their 40-man roster: “Three catchers, 19 pitchers, seven outfielders, eight infielders, two accountants and one banker.” • Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald: “Jose Canseco announced he’s making a comeback and joining a baseball team in Mexico. Mexican officials reacted by calling for an end to NAFTA.”

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from the sidelines • Comedy writer Alan Ray, on speculation that the next Dodgers owner will want to expand the team’s office facilities: “There is plenty of space in the trophy room.” • Headline at The Onion. com: “Anti-doping agency has a bunch of old Tour de France titles lying around if anybody wants one.” • Rick Reilly of, on Harvard grad Jeremy Lin’s big splash in the NBA: “Without his will and effort, the poor kid probably would be stuck running Goldman Sachs by now.” • Norman Chad of the Washington Post, on Lin: “He’s a fabulous story — one part Tim Tebow, one part Roy Hobbs, two parts UFO.” • John Hawkins of, on the Jeremy Lin hullaballoo: “For those who don’t understand all the fuss, imagine Jonas Blixt winning the Masters and U.S. Open.“ • R.J. Currie of sportsdeke. com: “Opinions are deeply divided on Kate Upton’s bikini on the SI Swimsuit Issue cover. I say it’s really something; my wife says it’s really nothing.”

• Comedy writer Jerry Perisho, on Upton’s $180 swimsuit: “...roughly $120,000 per ounce.” • Headline at “Little League World Series to begin testing players for mustaches.” • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald, on the Dolphins’ 21man coaching staff: “Lot of specialists there. I think the backup long snapper has his own coach.” • Cote again, on the same subject: “Miami is the only team with an assistant coach in charge of counting other assistant coaches.” • Brad Dickson in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, on ads in Montreal newspapers encouraging people to ask God to help the last-place Canadiens: “God said he’ll get back to them after dotting the I’s on Tim Tebow’s new underwear-endorsement deal.” • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: LeBron James says he could envision himself playing for the Cavaliers again. Yeah, sure – right after Elin takes Tiger back, the Bobcats win this year’s NBA title and three pigs

by Bruce Penton make an emergency landing at LaGuardia.” • Chad again, unearthing a little-known fact at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: “The Australian Terrier chases his tail counterclockwise.” • Janice Hough of “President Obama spoke recently at University of Miami, where it was 83 degrees. He loved the weather, saying ‘I don’t know how you guys go to class. It’s too nice outside’ and Miami football players responded: ‘Class?’” Care to comment? Email: Disclaimer: the opinions expressed are those of the writer

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