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Quote of the Week “At some point in time they’re not going to be able to afford to have that facility over there, and the day that it leaves is the day that there will be a lot of people here at this table saying why didn’t you guys help.” — Councillor David George


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Golf course grant hits a sandtrap Town debates merits of recreation support through taxes By Jayne Foster Staff Reporter

A discourse on the merits of granting money to the North Battleford Golf and Country Club played itself out unresolved after a 20 minute round in Battleford’s council chambers Monday evening. From discussion of a

single point, it became a look at some essential questions — just what is worth raising taxes for, and where does council draw the line in order to avoid tax increases? Councillors went so far as to debate how council should support recreation — should it assist and encourage fundraising within the community, or see the needed

money is raised through taxation? “I don’t think the golf club is out of line asking for money to further enhance tourism and economic development by making the course better,” said Councillor David George. “I do think the town is out of line for not helping them out.” George referred to a vote

taken at last week’s budget meeting after discussing the golf club’s annual request for a grant from the town to help with capital costs. “Council hasn’t decided not to do it,” said Mayor Chris Odishaw. There will be another budget meeting next week where the issue will probably be raised again.

Coun. George, who was unable to attend last week’s budget meeting, told council he was disappointed council decided not to support the golf course. Councillor Derek Mahon, who was at the meeting and was able to register his disapproval at that time, supported George’s comments. “What I can’t believe,” said George, “is that councillors in this room are prepared to potentially throw millions of dollars at a multipurpose facility, but are not prepared

to give $3,000 to $10,000 to a proven facility that is a major tourist attraction.” He also cited the many fundraisers that benefit from the golf course’s partnership and donations. “The golf course is a big part of our region,” he said. The cost to the taxpayer on the $10,000 the club requested would be about $15 per annum per household, said George. On $3,000, the Please see ‘About 100 Battleford golfers’ Page 14

Teen dies in rollover: truck stolen say RCMP Staff

Girls, ages five to 10, and their parents pitched in to clean up north of Frontier Mall Saturday. The Girl Guide members, and others like them across the country, partnered with Tim Hortons to make Canada just a little bit cleaner. Photo by Trent Cey ®

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Andrew Swiftwolfe, 15, is dead following a single vehicle rollover on the Moosomin First Nation. Two others were transported to hospital after the rollover early Sunday morning on the reserve near Black Star Store. Battlefords Rural Detachment received a call around 7:15 a.m. on May 4, alerting them to the accident. The vehicle was a reported stolen white GMC truck with four males on board, and had been travelling eastbound when it rolled in the ditch. People on the reserve helped turn the truck over to free the occupants from underneath. Battlefords RCMP, EMS, the police dog unit and fire department were all on the scene. The two victims who had been injured in the rollover suffered undetermined injuries. One of them was transported to hospital in North Battleford while the other was taken to Saskatoon. The fourth occupant was unharmed. The RCMP continue to investigate the accident to determine the cause and any contributing factors, such as alcohol.

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Insurance firm officially opens new location By John Cairns Staff Reporter

A bright new face . . . Now that spring seems to have arrived, the main street of Battleford shows signs of further revitalization started last year. A new face is going on Jenny’s Bridal, a new business in a old building, which honours its heritage. The owners, including Mayor Chris Odishaw, hope the new facade will set the standard for a new look for the downtown core, one which will live up to the historic significance of the town.

Back to the past . . . New windows have been going in at a former bank built in 1906. The windows replicate the originals as part of a refurbishing of the building by new owners Andrew and Linda Fehr, recently relocated here from Calgary. In restoring the building, the Fehrs plan to marry the old with the new. Metal clad windows will mean low or no maintenance. They may use brick for part of the front facade, and mouldings will help bring back some of the elegance of the building.

The official ribbon-cutting for Battleford Agencies took place Friday May 2 at their new location at 156 - 22nd St. in Battleford. Members of the staff were joined by Battleford mayor Chris Odishaw, who cut the ribbon to officially open the new offices for business. Battleford Agencies serves as a branch of North Battleford Agencies and is an affiliated member of Innova-

Kramer Auction Sales receives Heritage Award Staff Reporter

New living spaces . . . A duplex is going up on the lot east of Pennydale Junction, one of several multifamily homes being built on infill lots throughout the town. Photos by Jayne Foster

“wanted it to be more visible, wanted it to be more accessible and wanted it to be on main street.” Barry Koroll, associate vice-president in charge of subsidiaries for Innovation Credit Union, said the new location offers “a more visible location for the community.” Koroll also said plans are in the works for the exterior of the building to be renovated, which will lead to a new look for the building. That is due to happen sometime later this year.

Battleford’s mayor was on hand on 22nd Street in Battleford for the official ribboncutting at the new location for Battleford Agencies. Pictured, left to right: Barry Koroll, Carie Gallop, Marla Kerr, Dawn Ebert, Bryon Zanyk, Mayor Chris Odishaw, Garth Walls and Bernie Nolin. Photo by John Cairns

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New business opens . . . Sleeping Beautiful opened in the Griffith Building on Battleford’s main street at the beginning of the month. Owner Sue Gaughan is offering up unique bed and bath products. Gaughan, who moved here from Alberta, says she is encouraged by Battleford’s economic climate.

tion Credit Union. They moved from a former location on 21st Street. “We just got into insurance agencies a couple of years ago with North Battleford Agencies earlier on,” said Bryon Zanyk, board member of the credit union. He said members at the credit union have benefited with a positive return on investment from this move. Bernie Nolin, manager at North Battleford Agencies, said they sought out a new location because they

One of the longstanding auctioneering businesses in the Battlefords is getting some overdue recognition from the Battlefords Business Excellence Awards. Kramer Auction Sales Ltd. is this year’s recipient of the Heritage Award and received that honour at the BBEX awards banquet Tuesday night. “We’re very pleased with it, that’s for sure,” said Neil Kramer. The award recognizes businesses for their

long term service to the community. The company had been approached about submitting a bid to receive the award in previous years, but the deadline always seemed to conflict with the busy auction season and other things. This year, however, they were able to make a submission and the awards banquet falls during one of the rare off days for Kramer Auction Sales. They have been busy touring Alberta and Saskatchewan conducting sales during the past several days. Kramer Auction Sales was

started up in 1949 by Eiling Kramer, the former longstanding MLA for the Battlefords. He sat in the legislature for 28 years and held positions in cabinet before retiring in 1980. He continued to conduct auctions throughout the 1950s and 1960s. His son Neil took over the auction operation in the early ‘70s. He and his wife, Monica, have conducted several hundred auction sales and the company has quickly expanded. The business Please see ‘Family business’ Page 12

Kramer Auction Sales truck mounted command centre is a familiar sight to auction goers throughout the vast territory the company has served over the years. Photo submitted

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Fatigue a risk factor CUPE tells PNRHA from two of the managers and a meeting with PNRHA CEO David Fan to discuss policy issues. Chairperson Bonnie O’Grady thanked the guests for their presentations and told them the board needed to discuss the issues raised. She added it was timely to bring up the concerns as they have yet to review the budget. Members of the board spoke about their attendance at the recent SAHO conference. Many members said, in the future, they would like to attend workshops about the conference theme rather than

By Danica Lorer Freelance Reporter

MAIDSTONE — On call fatigue was on the agenda when the Prairie North Regional Health Authority board held their regular board meeting at the Anglican Church Hall in Maidstone April 30. CUPE local 5111 president Brian Manegre presented a report to the board concerned with technologists, health risks related to call backs, services in the rural facilities, staffing decisions, and a feeling management isn’t listening to the concerns of the technologists. He specifically outlined concerns at Riverside Health Complex in Turtleford and Battlefords Union Hospital. One staff member serving shift and on call over a weekend experienced almost no down time during that period, he said. The worker’s longest break between a Friday morning shift and an early Monday morning call-back was five hours and 45 minutes, Manegre explained. Mammographer and x-ray technician Michelle Florence said she works with excellent equipment in the Battlefords, but she has concerns with weekend scheduling. “Our concern is mainly that of the patients. We think it is just far too easy to make mistakes when you are func-

BUH mammographer and x-ray technician Michelle Florence and x-ray technician Larry Staff shared their experiences with long shifts with the PNRHA board in Maidstone last week. Photo by Danica Lorer tioning on a small amount of sleep,” she said. Florence expressed concern about long and short term health effects of sleep deprivation and safety concerns around travelling back and forth to the hospital. She also spoke about staff retention and said some of the technologists have mentioned the idea of taking dif-

ferent career paths. “My husband and I decided to move to the Battlefords from Calgary 18 months ago. We were hoping to find a better quality of life here. As a whole we have been very happy with our decision to move here. “There has been one big disappointment, however, and that is the long weekend

hours that I am asked to work,” she said. Manegre asked the board to consider several questions and respond to the union. Jacquie Griffiths, a CUPE staff representative from Saskatoon brought up concerns in maintenance and said recent layoffs were hard on the morale of the workers. She asked for an apology

Cultural icons inducted Staff Reporter

Three individuals who have made contributions to the cultural landscape of the Battlefords were inductees to the Frontier Mall’s Wall of Fame Saturday. Marjorie Tatchell, a North Battleford resident, has been inducted for her significant contribution in music and to the community. North Battleford resident Phoebe Cutbush was inducted posthumously for her enduring value to the community through music. Also inducted posthumously was Sweetgrass First Nation member John Henry Fine Day for his significant contribution in the field of art and as a role model for aspiring young aboriginal artists within the community. The Wall of Fame was established in February 2000 as a way for the community to honour its own citizens,” says Frontier Mall marketing director Tamara Sonmor. “It provides recognition of residents who have made significant contributions to the Battlefords and area in the fields of art, business, community service, education, entertainment, government, philanthropy or sports.” Marjorie Tatchell In accepting her induction Saturday into the Wall of

Fame, Marjorie Tatchell expressed her thanks. “I am thankful, particularly, for the legacy left by my parents, Walter and Winifred Pratt, who guided me and inspired me through their love of music.” She also expressed gratitude to her family, her late husband Laurence Tatchell, to her children and grandchildren for their unfailing support. “I am also appreciative of my good fortune of having had North Battleford as my home, an excellent musical community.” Born in North Battleford in 1925, Tatchell shared a lifelong passion for the church and music with her husband Laurence. She also became involved with the North Battleford City Kinsmen Band, took over from fellow inductee Phoebe Cutbush when she retired as director of the St. Paul’s choir director and was the official accompanist for the Battlefords Music Festival into the 1980s. The Music Festival Committee honoured her with their prestigious Integrity Award in 1998. In addition to accompanying family members, pupils, choirs and guests throughout the community, as well as performing for weddings and concerts, she lent her musi-

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having to attend governance workshops and resolution meetings. PNRHA CEO David Fan described a successful radio telethon in Meadow Lake that raised $60,000 for hospital equipment. A recent public meeting in Turtleford that drew a crowd of 400 was discussed, as well as successful volunteer week programs. It was announced the official opening of the Maidstone Health Complex will be June 10, with a community celebration with tours, entertainment and food, with the minister of health in attendance.

cal abilities to McDonald Funeral Home for over 50 years, retiring in 2005. That same year she was awarded the distinction of Organist Emeritus in recognition of her outstanding service to the musical ministry of St. Paul’s Church. Today, she continues to support musical concerts and events as often as possible. Phoebe Cutbush Christine Pike, whose mother was chatelaine to the family for several years when the inductee was young Phoebe Millington Wesson of the Big Gully area, described her as a tomboy who grew up to be an elegant lady. “Yes, people remember her as elegant and ladylike,” said Pike, “but I would like those folks to also know that at one time she was a girl, a tomboy who climbed trees along the creek, hitched calves to stone boats and sat on the back of a milk cow while she sang, and sang and sang.” One of 11 children, she came to Canada in 1902 from England with her parents

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Just do it! The girl guides are doing it. This week students from St. Vital School are doing it. Residents of towns and villages throughout the Northwest are doing it. The snow is finally gone — again. As annoying and unwelcome as that last big dump was, it at least covered, again, the unsightly garbage and debris the first big melt had revealed. Unfortunately another smack of winter was only a temporary solution to the problem. While we revel in signs of spring such as emerging tulips, budding trees and air filled with bird song, the garbage blight is one we don’t welcome. We watch with dismay as dust devils swoop through the downtown core, carrying litter into the stratosphere, only to deposit it at a new location. The blight can be fought, however. As mentioned, citizens of towns and villages surrounding the Battlefords organize cleanup days. Volunteers turn out, and, armed with garbage bags and civic pride, they fan out to spruce up their communities. In most cases they are treated to a lunch of barbecued hot dogs or burgers and refreshments in recognition of their efforts. Perhaps the Battlefords are too cosmopolitan for such an organized assault on the garbage, but individual neighbourhoods could come together in the spirit of sprucing up the place. A little co-operation and initiative would go a long way towards improving our outward image to visitors and our personal pride in our beautiful community. Young people, with help from corporate sponsors, are already showing us the way. The Girl Guides cleaned up an area near the Frontier Mall on the weekend, and St. Vital School students are at Finlayson Island today doing their bit to pitch in. Although doing their bit to clean up was their main reward, Tim Hortons and MacDonalds also provided some extra incentive. So, whether it’s an organized effort, or just each of us pitching in to clean up our corner of the Battlefords, let’s just do it! — Becky Doig, Editor

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Stand on guard for made in Canada information Dear Editor We, in Canada, can have no fear that the miracle of modern methods of communication won’t provide us with all the entertainment, information and viewpoints corporate-owned American media want us to have, However, we can’t be certain our own Canadian media won’t someday be drowned out, or simply bought out, by corporate America. Eventually, in a democracy such as ours, that could put us further down the slippery slope towards loss of our sovereignty. To try to ensure that won’t happen, current regulations in Canada don’t allow foreigners to control Canadian media. As well, Canada has had outstanding public broadcasters — Vision TV, the Knowledge Network and, of course, the CBC, Canada’s national public broadcaster — to give us a Canadian perspective. Public broadcasters are probably our best hope for getting information and cultural programming from real Canadians, and for ensuring we get more than just the corporate American point of view.

Unfortunately, it seems our present Conservative government does not like reporters who do not toe the party line, and have little love for the “Mother Corp” (the CBC) or for the concept of Canadian ownership of the Canadian media. Steven Harper has asked for a review of foreign ownership rules, while his Conservatives on the House of Commons Heritage Committee have issued a minority dissenting opinion on that committee’s report which called for increased investment in the CBC. It would be a sad day for Canadian democracy if the Conservatives got their way. The fact they are in a minority government is slowing down the “hidden agenda” discussed in the last election. The loss of any independent Canadian influence over how we get our information and entertainment could be one of the outcomes if the Conservatives were to get a majority government in the next election.

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Starbuck’s obit

Tender tribute to a true techno warrior Starbuck is dead. Well, not really. Starbuck is almost dead. The signs of life are slipping away. Basic bodily functions are failing. Internal organs are giving up. It all begs the question: when do I pull the plug, for good? Starbuck, by the way, is my laptop computer. Of Chinese ancestry and belonging to the Acer clan, Starbuck had some American lineage in the way of the main processer. Starbuck was born in China in May, 2006.

From The Top of The Pile By Brian Zinchuk I know this from the birth certificate sticker on her backside. She came to me as a special needs computer, in need of some tender loving care. I don’t know this for sure, but I suspect her first adoptive parents rejected her. It might have been the fact the cooling fan was loud, and never seemed to turn off. Perhaps it was the weak stamina, by way of her pitifully poor battery. But most likely, it was that one-pixel wide stripe right across the middle of the screen that would appear about 75 per cent of the time. So back to the orphanage she went, returned to the store. While at the orphanage, she did get out to play a little bit. I found copies of photos on the hard drive taken at a mall Santa Claus booth. I was able to erase these memories, but I never could totally erase her given name – Trendon. It was always present, lurking in the background like a bad memory of a bad place. Starbuck did not come to me easily. Like an eager adoptive parent, I staked out the front of Staples on Boxing Day morning, sitting in my cold van at 5:45 a.m., waiting for the store’s doors to open. I had heard there was an orphan laptop that would be selling for $97, but there would be only one. I was one of the first in the door – rushing to the easel to grab the tag, granting me the right to adopt her. Triumphantly hoisting her in my arms, I took her back with me to a warm, caring home. It was a choppy start, however. Somehow a power cord got missed. She was lifeless without it. Back to the orphanage I went. Of course, you’re probably wondering by now how the name “Starbuck” came about. It has nothing to do with an iced caramel macchiato. When one has multiple computers all working on the same network, they have to be given different names. Zinchuk1, Zinchuk2, etc. gets confusing. Thus, Starbuck. “Starbuck” is one of the main characters on Battlestar Galactica. In the original version from the 1970s, Dirk Benedict was a swashbuckling, womanizing fighter pilot. In the re-imagined series, Starbuck is the callsign for Kara Thrace. She, too, is a fighter pilot, the best the humans

have left. Instead of a womanizer, she’s a manizer, or whatever you would call the female equivalent of a womanizer. My Gido Marnovich used to tell me, “You gotta be rough, you gotta be tough, and you gotta be MEAN!” Starbuck is all that. Deeply flawed, she’s a love ‘em and leave ‘em type who packs a mean left hook and a better horizontal scissors attack while at the stick of her viper, a Battlestar Galactica fighter plane. Over the next year and four months, Starbuck and I were inseparable. She made it possible for me launch my sports photography venture. She went with me to city council. She transcribed countless news stories. She was everywhere. But come the next Boxing Day sale, there were a few more additions to the family – Boomer and Autobot. Boomer, a 17 inch laptop, would soon supplant Starbuck in almost every way. I suspect Starbuck became jealous, because all I was using her for was accessing the Internet at work (I struggled for months to get Boomer to function on the office network before finally succeeding.) Finally, Starbuck decided to balk, like a bratty child wanting attention. The touchpad went squirrely, then

stopped working altogether. This, I can get around. Just plug in a mouse and keep going. Two days later, the keyboard died. That’s kind of important. At this point, you start wondering, what is going to be next? So it’s time to copy everything off the hard drive, and prepare for her imminent demise. No longer can Starbuck be considered mission-critical equipment. Once everything important is pulled off, I think it’s time to, figuratively and literally, pull the plug. Thankfully, I signed Starbuck’s organ donor card. Not much can be reused, but I think I can pull out the 1 GB of RAM I installed last fall and put it into my mom’s computer. The power supply can also be used as a spare for Boomer and Autobot. So ends the tale of Starbuck. She was bigger than life for a while, but then crashed and burned in the end – just like the end of season three of Battlestar Galactica.While Battlestar’s Starbuck is reborn at the end of the season, I doubt mine will be. It’s time to put a bullet in her. Bang. — Brian Zinchuk is a reporter with Pipeline News. He can be reached at


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Nurses may have lost salary perspective Yes, we need more nurses in Saskatchewan. Yes, it can be an under-appreciated job many people don’t want to do. Yes, like a lot of jobs, it can result in being overworked and over stressed. And, yes, there is still a nursing shortage and laws of supply and demand dictate those in short supply can demand a lot more. But, allow me to ask this question: How many of you are in occupations where society deems the value of your services to be worth 68.7 per cent more than 17 years ago? Back on Jan. 1, 1991, a Saskatchewan nurse’s pay scale ranged from a low of $15.03 an hour to a high of $19.53 an hour. Only nurses in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Manitoba were paid less. In fact, one might argue the entire occupation across the country was underpaid and under-appreciated. Even the best-paid nurses in the country (in Alberta, of course) were making only between $17.16 and $21.22 an hour. Let’s consider what has happened in the ensuing 17 years in Canada — a period in which the consumer price index increased 36.8 per cent. During that period, Saskatchewan governments have simply followed the national trend of giving nurses pretty close to what they demanded in a dog-eat-dog market to keep nurses happy and at home. The current Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) contract translates into $32.95 an hour for a senior nurse (or $39.15 an hour for nurse practitioners). For someone who started out as a nurse 17 years ago in Saskatchewan,

that means their salary has increased 112 per cent. How many farmers in their 40s can say they are making 112 per cent more than they were when they started out 17 years ago? Let’s confine this debate to an apples-to-apples comparison. If you were already earning top dollar as a

The Provincial Scene By Murray Mandryk Saskatchewan nurse in 1991, you’re still earning 68.7 per cent more in base salary. This doesn’t necessarily include all the scheduled overtime (of which senior nurses get first dibs, according to the SUN contract) that has pushed some nurses’ salaries in this province past $100,000 a year. Now, the news for nurses is about to get a lot better. The current offer on the table to SUN is a two-year, five-per-cent a year deal that will push a senior nurse’s salary to $34.62 an hour this year and $36.34 an hour next

year. (For nurse practitioners, its slightly higher at $41.11 an hour this year and $43.16 an hour next year. But since there are so few of them, the better comparison remains the top salary level for a standard registered nurse.) This also translates into $75,587 a year, based on a standard 40-hour week. But, as we’re constantly reminded, virtually no nurse puts in a standard 40 hours. What it really means is that $100,000-a-year nurses will be commonplace by the end of next year. And what will that mean in comparison to the 1991 wage? Well, it translates into an 86 per cent wage hike for the Saskatchewan nursing profession. Even with the galloping gas prices expected in the next couple years, nursing wage increases will remain double the inflation rate. One final point. This is just the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organization’s (SAHO) offer. The final settlement may be even more generous. Can teachers or police claim anything close to similar salary increases? How exactly do you explain these skyrocketing nursing salaries to a pensioner who has spent the last couple decades on a fixed income? Again, this is not meant as a slight towards the hardworking nurses out there. Is there a possibility,however, that SUN has lost a bit of perspective on how hard-done-by nurses really are? — Murray Mandryk of the Leader Post is a veteran observer of the Saskatchewan political scene.

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Three inducted into Frontier Mall Wall of Fame Continued from Page 3 conductor and her mother was a trained vocalist. Phoebe became a teacher, and while teaching in North Battleford, the St. Paul’s choir conductor, Alex Kevan, took the time to enhance her vocal skills, leading to her 1934 win of one of the top soloist awards in the Saskatchewan Music Festival. Eventually, Phoebe be-

came the St. Paul’s choir director herself, with her charges receiving many honours and awards over the years at the Music Festival. She added an intermediate choir which, in 1969, won twin marks of 100 per cent, the highest ever awarded in the city’s music festival. Through the choir she met William Cutbush whom she married in 1951.

In 1967, Cutbush received the Centennial Medal for her contributions and dedication to education, and in 1974, she was selected as Lady of the Year by Beta Sigma Phi for her work in St. Paul’s Church and throughout the community. Also that year, she was awarded a lifetime membership as a mark of respect by her peers in the

Tamara Sonmor, marketing director for the Frontier Mall, Wall of Fame Inductee Marjorie Tatchell and son Jack Tatchell are seen at the ceremony Saturday which saw three individuals become the latest Wall of Famers. Photos by Jayne Foster

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Saskatchewan Music Teachers Association. She passed away Dec. 6, 1994 at the age of 92 and was buried in the Community Cemetery of St. Paul’s Church, Forest Bank, north of Waseca. John Henry Fine Day Representing the family of Sweetgrass First Nations member John Henry Fine Day, his uncle, Lyndon Tootoosis, said his late nephew loved to work with his hands. “He wasn’t one to use power tools,” said Tootoosis. “He wasn’t one to use grinders and such when working with stone or working with wood.” With the exception of the welder he used in his work, Fine Day reverted to the old ways of doing things, said Tootoosis. Fine Day was born Aug. 7, 1974 to Brian Rands and Patricia Fine Day. In his early 20s, he became interested in visual art and sculpture, and became a multi-disciplinary artist. He had a short but brilliant career, passing away Nov. 19, 2006 after a five-year battle with leukemia. When he was diagnosed with terminal leukemia, rather than slowing down, his productivity, enthusiasm and creativity seemed to flourish

even more. Fine Day’s common-law wife Stephanie Messner has described it as a time when he seemed to want to leave as much as possible behind. Fine Day graduated from First Nations University of Canada in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Indian Fine Arts. The doors of the Elders’ Room there were carved by Fine Day. His work included painting, sculpture and leatherwork. He was known for blending traditional material such as rawhide and sinew with modern welding

techniques. Tootoosis said, “I’m sure he would want you to know that he really appreciates the consideration you’ve taken by including him on this wall.” Had Fine Day been alive to accept the award, Tootoosis said he would probably still be making the acceptance remarks, since his nephew was not one for public speaking. However, said Tootoosis, Fine Day would have said, “It’s not who makes the art, it’s how you appreciate it that really matters.”

Christine Pike spoke about the late Phoebe Cutbush.


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A Spectacular Evening Filled with Entertainment for All Ages!

Lyndon Tootoosis, uncle of the late John Henry Fine Day, accepts a plaque from marketing director Tamara Sonmor on behalf of his nephew.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 — Page 7

PROLINE North Battleford

2062 - 100th Street



Friday, May 9, 2008


Celebrate Prom night... Safe & Sober



Congratulations Class of 2008 Reach for the Stars

The Security Company of Excellence

937-2273 Website:

Have A Safe Prom!


Windshield repair & replacement specialists 1861 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK


Phone 446-2302

Kendra Albert Tara-Jean Amundsen Jeanine Arcand Danika Bailey Sarah Bajak Amzin Barclay Adam Bartko Ryan Bartko Danielle Bauche

Rite Price Auto & RV 446-5670


YOUR DEALER FOR Can Am ATV's, Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo, Sea-Doo Sport Boat & Pre-owned Vehicles Sales 445-5015



Phone: (306) 445-6226 Fax: (306) 445-6633

Phone 446-0039 Fax 937-3887 Congratulations Class of 2008!

Website: Email:

"Be a real friend – don't drink & drive. Have a safe prom!"

Gollan Law Office Prof. Corp. 1241 - 100th Street 156 - 22nd Street West Battleford, SK

North Battleford

Phone 937-3066


Wishes the Class of 2008 All The Best

Congratulations Class of 2008!

2002-100th Street North Battleford, SK Toll Free 1-800-564-6222

Celebrate Prom night... Safe & Sober

FISHER'S DRUG STORE 1501 - 100th Street, North Battleford, Sask.

445-6153 "Alcohol & Driving are not compatible"



"Where the Difference is Worth the Drive"

192 - 24th Street Battleford, Sask. 937-7474 "It's not safe to drink & drive! Resist peer pressure"

Kelley Cardinal Reece Carlton Telina Chomey Haylee Chorney Sharayah Clark Jennifer Cook Logan Coward David Crag Brendan Daigneau

The North Battleford

BOWLARENA & MINI GOLF 1102 - 99th Streey 445-2151

Hwy 4 N, North Battleford (Located beside Parkland Farm)


231 - 30th Street Battleford, SK

Congratulations! Reach new heights safely.

Chelsea Baynham Paul Beaubien Amanda Bernier Aleesha Bitternose David Blais Jonathan Brown Shawna Bunz Richard Cameron Bethany Campbell




781 - 110th Street, North Battleford

Congratulations to the Class of 2008 1821 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK

9807 Thatcher North Battleford, SK

Have A Safe Prom!

1981 - 100th Street North Battleford 445-5050 Fax 445-8771 "Drinking & Driving may be the last thing you ever do"

Four K Auto Battleford Phone 937-2696

The key to the future is yours - Have a safe prom!

Lyle Delorme James Demontbrun Jesse Demontigny Tiffany Deobald Brandi Dmytryshyn Meagn Driedger Anthony Duchscher Brittany Ewanchuk Talya Favel

Guy's Furniture & Appliances Ltd.


1822 - 100th Street North Battleford 446-0545 "Drunk driving is becoming socially unacceptable! Have a safe prom!

1271 - 103rd Street, North Battleford, Sask.

"May your successes continue for a lifetime, Congratulations!"

1242 - 102nd Street, North Battleford

10030 Thatcher Ave. North Battleford, SK

Funeral Home


Len Taylor, MLA THE BATTLEFORDS CONSTITUENCY 1991 - 100th Street, North Battleford S9A 0X2 Phone 445-5454 Fax: 445-5617 Email:

Congratulations Class of 2008 Be proud of your accomplishment!

FRONTIER A New Look On Shopping



Celebrate Prom night... Safe & Sober

Phone 445-8173


Congratulations to the Class of 2008

Congratulations Class of 2008 Reach for the Stars


The Carpet People


101 - 2741A - 99th Street North Battleford

1961 - 100th Street North Battleford

Congratulations Class of 2008!

445-1221 Have a safe prom! If you drink, don't drive.

The following businesses wish you all a happy & safe prom!

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Johnson Holm Svenkeson


Chartered Accountants, P.C. Ltd. 1321 - 101 Street North Battleford, SK

Territorial Mall "It's a time for dreams now the future begins!" Congratulations Class of 2008!

Friday, May 9, 2008 PARKLAND FARM EQUIPMENT 2004 LTD. Hwy. 4 North North Battleford, SK

You'll like us, for more than our tires...

(306) 445-2427

2192 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK

The key to the future is yours - Have a safe prom!


DJ's ENGRAVING SHOP Engraving and Glass Etching For All Occasions 1222 - 109th Street, North Battleford Dianne & John Farness, Owners Phone/Fax (306) 446-0145


H & R Block 1091 - 102nd Street North Battleford

445-2260 "Consider the consequences of Drinking & Driving. Have a safe prom!"

445-6291 Congratulations Class of 2008! Menssa Baert Cameron Chartered Accountants 1291 - 102nd Street North Battleford 445-6234 "Drinking & Driving could give you a record - why risk it?"

Valley 2222 - 100th Street North Battleford

445-4491 If someone you know has been drinking, don't take chances... Take Their Keys

North Battleford 102-1501 - 100th Street



Rikki Fedler Arin Findlay Jamie Flasch Jenna Foulds Chantelle Germsheid Michelle Germsheid Scott Gessner Brittany Graw Kyle Gregoire

272 - 100th Street North Battleford, SK

446-4300 HAVE A SAFE PROM!

Sheldon Gregoire David Hadley Amanda Hansen Chad Harms Tala Hastings Jessica Heystek Andrea Hogger Clinton Hood Alana Horn

10030 Thatcher Ave. North Battleford, SK PHONE

1541 - 100th St. 445-5555 Territorial Mall 445-6666



Class of 2008!

Lauren Huard Aaron Isaac Morgan Jangula Brittany Jordan Brittany Kalyn Joseph Kayfish Jared Keskotagan Cheryl Kish Samantha Kotun


Renee Labossiere Jada Lamon Tanya Leverton Darren Lloyd Aaron Lutz Keshia Ma Gabrielle Marchand Nicole Martin Kylie Materi


1006 Highway 16 Bypass

Hwy. 4 North, North Battleford

Phone 446-4555

Congratulations Class of 2008. Be proud of your accomplishment!"

1545 - 100th St., North Battleford 445-8169

Wishes the Class of 2008 All The Best


446-3666 Ce Celebrate Prom night... Safe & Sober

North Battleford Home Hardware 11301-6th Avenue North Battleford, Sask.

9901 Thatcher Ave. Parsons Industrial Park North Battleford, Sask.

Celebrate Prom night... Safe & Sober

Congratulations Class of 2008. Be proud of your accomplishment!"

Best Canadian



971 Highway 16 Bypass North Battleford, 445-7747 or Toll Free 1-888-700-2264

Congratulations Class of 2008 Reach for the Stars

1072 - 103rd Street North Battleford, Sask.

Emergency 911

PHONE 446-7309 Congratulations Class of 2008!


C.G.A., CAFM, CAFA & Staff

601 Carlton Trail North Battleford

445-8105 "It's a time for dreams now the future begins!"


Our wishes for a memorable prom


North Battleford, Sask.

Twin City

CANADIAN TIRE 11802 Railway Ave. East North Battleford, SK

Concorde Mall North Battleford, SK

2092 100th Street North Battleford, Sask.

Phone 446-4441 "Congratulations" Have a safe prom!

WILSON & ZEHNER Funeral Home 2591 - 99th Street (Hwy. 4 North) North Battleford, Sask.

*A Professional Corporation


Congratulations to the Class of 2008

Congratulations Class of 2008!

Congratulations Class of 2008!

29th Street Market 221-29th Street, Battleford, SK

Phone 937-3377 Have a Safe Prom!


AUTOBODY & GLASS 2491 - 98th St., North Battleford 446-3330

Wishes you all the Best in the Future

The following businesses wish you all a happy & safe prom!

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 — Page 9


P.O. Box 1027 • 1282 - 101st Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 3E6 Phone 445-0488 Facsimile (306) 446-3155

Hwy. 4 North North Battleford, SK


Congratulations Class of 2008!

Friday, May 9, 2008

2501 - 99th Street North Battleford Phone 445-3300

Frontier Mall 445-6868 North Battleford

Party Smart No Alcohol Necessary

Think twice before you... "Tie one on"

Serving So Much for So Little Ron & Grace Lang - Store Manager/Owner 9801 Territorial Dr. North Battleford, SK 445-1934 "It's a time for dreams now the future begins!"

2492 - 98th Street, North Battleford. Sk Phone 445-8867

Congratulations Class of 2008!

You've taken another step towards your goals - celebrate safe!

PHOTOGRAPHIC D•E•S•I•G•N Paul A. Sayers MPA F/SPPA 7 Time Sask. Photographer of the Year

445-5777 1141 - 103rd Street North Battleford, Sask.

NORSASK FARM EQUIPMENT LTD. Corner of Railway & 103rd St. North Battleford Phone 445-2484 Fax 445-5601 1-800-667-1321 e-mail "Your future is waiting for it safe, don't drink & drive!"

11101 - 110th Street North Battleford, Sask. Phone

445-2323 Have a Safe Prom!

Jason Merkowsky Desiree Mischuk Ethan Mohr Kallen Morrison Farral Natowcappo Sara Nelson Derek Odgers Frances Osecap




North Battleford, SK

1731 - 100th Street North Battleford



Prestige Insurance Brockers Inc.



1192 - 100th Street North Battleford 445-6100

218 - 22nd Street, W. Battleford

Congratulations Class of 2008!

Life is what you make it, stay safe!


North Battleford Superstop


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hours Open 24 week 7 days a

892 - 104th Street, North Battleford, SK

North Battleford

445-8211 Congratulations

Class of 2008!

Phone 445-7261 "Play it safe Don't drink & drive"

Kevin Monsebroten, CFP, R.F.P.

491 - 114th St., North Battleford, SK 445-8128 or 1-888-446-8128 The Life you Save may be your own — Don't Drink & Drive

Phone (306) 446-1202

Don't turn your straight "A" record into a permanent it smart!


North Battleford 445-3621 A time to celebrate your accomplishments!

Jason Tootoosis Jocelyn Tootoosis Shane Ward Joshua Watt Tilisa Weeks Danielle Weenie Ida Whitecalf Josh Winterhalt Cara Znack




Senior Financial Consultant

Daniel Schwab Janelle Schweder April Sieben Kehew Spyglass Brody Squair Samantha Swanson Matthew Sych Taylor Tatchell Geoffrey Thiell

Kelly Panton Camille Piche Nicolas Poulin Kimberly Primas Samantha Pritchard Erin Pylypow Kristina Risling Kristen Samborski




Battleford, SK Phone 937-2626 The Life you Save may be your own — Don't Drink & Drive

Hein Financial Group 1421 - 100th Street Tel. (306) 445-9455

Have a great prom MODERN JANITORIAL SALES & SERVICE LTD. "A Trusted Name Since 1978" 102 - 2741 - 99th Street, West, North Battleford, SK

Phone: 445-4774


Battlefords FUNERAL SERVICE Congratulations to the class of 2008. Best Wishes in your chosen careers.


Jewellery Connection INC. Frontier Mall North Battleford

Ph. 445-3888 Congratulations Class of 2008!




1292 - 102nd Street - 445-8059

Congratulations ! License Issuer

NORTHSIDE ESSO 1892 - 100th Street North Battleford



Sky-Tech Equipment Rentals 10001A Thatcher Ave. North Battleford, SK


Congratulations Class of 2008!

1642C - 100th Street North Battleford - 446-1212

Have a Safe Prom!

The following businesses wish you all a happy & safe prom!

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Sports Trent Cey Sports Reporter

Phone: 445-7261

Fax: 445-3223


Synchro season comes to a successful end By Trent Cey Sports Reporter

The time to move out of the pool and into the lake is almost here, and the North Battleford Water Doves realize that as their synchronized swimming season comes to an end. The Water Doves hosted a season ending windup and water show on May 2, and the short program was a great way to highlight the achievements and skills of the young athletes. The team competed in provincials against five other teams in Saskatoon on April 25 and 26. This season the Water Doves had the most swimmers represent the team with 18 members. Last season they had 16 members. Vicki Machniak, the teams Special Olympic swimmer captured a gold medal and championship trophy at provincials. The Water Doves tier one team won a silver medal. Team members include Janay Lenuik, Brianna Cardinal, Taylor Johnson, Kaileigh Hargreaves, Keelan Kowerchuk, Reece Steacy, Abby Crozier and Kenzy Klippenstein. This team also qualified for the MASY championship, which includes Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon later in May in Regina. Stacy Harasymuk won silver in tier four solo at provincials. The other solo swimmers were Tia Bossaer and Chantal Bossaer. Breah Webber, Chelsea Cooke, Aspen Johnson, Brittany Byl, Jenna Parker and Jolie Bossaer competed in the pre-tier category. The team has been practising since October and now have a few months off, but are already excited about next season. When asked if she would be back next year, coach Sheila Parker smiled and

Top photo, Tia Bossaer preforms during the North Battleford Water Doves season windup; right photo, girls from the Jr. Doves swim to Aladdin and the King of Thieves song during the water show on May 3 at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre. Photos by Trent Cey said, “Yes, definitely and you better be ready to go again,” she said to one of her students. “The best part about all this is working with girls,” said Parker who along with her junior coaches, Nicky Duncan and Courtney Einsiedler, put on a performance during Friday’s water show after the whole group performed a routine they prepared in a week. The show and season ended with over 70 parents and fans cheering the team and coaches. The Water Doves then handed out awards for best attendance, most improved and sportsmanship, as well as individual unique awards that every team member received. The season is extended through the summer for three swimmers, as they hope to compete in the Saskatchewan Summer Games in August.

Battlefords residents walk for MS By Trent Cey Sports Reporter

Sunday, 78 people from the Battlefords had great weather to enjoy a walk for a great cause, The Super Cities Walk for MS. Photo by Trent Cey

New horizon golf report

With school out for university students like Niclo Moolman and the weather improving each day, outdoor activities like tennis are underway. Photo by Trent Cey

The New Horizons golf season got off to a good start on May 5, as 40 were up early and ready to play. The winning team of John McAuley, Bob Beach, Wally Gordey and Bernie Meisner finished with an impressive two under par. The joke around the clubhouse was that the winning went south for the winter. In second was Bruce Chadwick, Norm Soiseth, Iris Thompson and Sid Waters with a 36.One

stroke behind them was Art Strueby, Allie Raycroft, Don Beggs and Herman Friesen. The next outing for the New Horizons will be on Monday, May 12 and will start with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Also, any new first time golfers with the club will not have to pay green fees. Organizer Gerry Bristow encourages everyone to bring out a friend and enjoy the hospitality.

“I didn’t know how successful I could be if I put my heart into it,” said Terry Wakelin, one of the over 70 people who collected pledges for the Super Cities Walk for MS. The walk was held in 160 communities across the country on May 4 and the Battlefords also participated, and is estimated to have 70 per cent more money raised than last year. The day of the walk North Battleford had collected around $37,000 and with a week left to collect pledges they expect that number to be near $50,000. The Battlefords chapter, which was started in the late 1970’s, has grown in popularity each year and rightly so, as over 3,500 people in Saskatchewan live with multiple sclerosis. Last year the Battlefords raised $24,729 at the walk which contributed to $12 million raised in Canada. Wakelin who had MS at the age of 28 says that doing this and gathering the donations and support of everyone gives him a humbling feeling that is well worthwhile. “We as MS people, we don’t feel the way we should, but doing something like this that is important gives us a great feeling,” said Wakelin who has raised over $8,000 himself, more than double of his total last year.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008 — Page 11

Golfers swing into season By Trent Cey Sports Reporter

Low numbers at the golf course are usually a good thing, but a low turnout for this seasons Spring Scramble at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club, was somewhat disappointing. Dana Johnson, the director of golf at the course, said the numbers were down about 20 or 30 golfers from years past. With the tournament being a week later, he says other events and commitments may have taken some away from the event, but, with the weather not cooperating with the original date there is nothing they can do. The 120 golfers who were out on the course had great weather and great course conditions for the two day tournament. The Spring Scramble is always something the members look forward to and organizers hope the event generates more interest to get people out on the links. This year the men’s winning team finished with a two round total of 116, an impressive 28 strokes under par. The teams are randomly split up at the beginning of the tournament and a mixture of all golfing levels. The winning team was Dan Sankey, Brett Villard, Phil Hoffart, John Bajak, Wally Bayne and Wayne Kennedy. The women’s team finished with a 136 two-round score. Team members were Rhonda Seidel, Cheryl Hartl, Bernice Scott, Janet Darwent, Judy Jamieson and Jobina Terry. Along with the golf prizes there was also a raffle for the John Chorney Memorial draw for a gold season ticket to the Golf and Country Club. Ron Sack won the draw and all the proceeds will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Ron Sack (left), the winner of the John Chorney Memorial draw for a gold season ticket at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club stands with Deborah Parker (middle) of the Fiddler Heart and Stroke Foundation and Alex Wick (right). Photo Submitted


Battlefords Coed Orthodox Ball League will be holding their registration and annual meeting at the Queen’s Hotel starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Don at 937-2912 or 441-9609. To submit an item for the Sports Calendar e-mail it to or fax it to 445-3223

Skateboard park takes next step By Trent Cey Sports Reporter

Brodie Partington tees up and is ready to swing on the 10th tee off box at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club during the Spring Scramble on Sunday. Photo by Trent Cey

Mayes finds his way into NCAA College Hall of Fame It is a known fact that Saskatchewan is a hockey hot bed. With the likes of Gordie Howe, Bryan Trottier, Johnny Bower and Glenn Hall among the 17 players from the province who are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, it might be time for the hockey players to share the spot light with our home grown football stars. One player in particular, Rueben Mayes, has made headlines throughout his college football career, and not only is he a Saskatchewan boy but he was born and raised in North Battleford. Mayes was one of 15 players elected into the College Football Hall of Fame last week. Mayes played his college football at Washington State

University from 1982-85 and once his college career ended he held 15 school records as a running back. Mayes, along with his game, single-season and career team records, also re-

play six seasons in the NFL and split his time with New Orleans and Seattle. He was named NFL offensive rookie of the year and played in the Pro Bowl twice. Following his football ca-

Cey What? By Trent Cey corded the NCAA Division I single game rushing yard record with 357 yards during a game in 1984. Mayes also went on to

reer he was inducted into the Washington State University Hall of Fame and returned to school to receive his MBA eight years ago and is now

the director of development. The four hockey players mentioned are also members of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, while Mayes is not one of the 20 people inducted for their contribution and accomplishments in football. Even though it is winter weather in Saskatchewan nearly 75 per cent of the time, we do have other athletes like Mayes need recognition for their acheivements. Mayes is only one of 829 players and 178 coaches that have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame from the crop of nearly five million players over 140 years. This shouldn’t be his last hall of fame ceremony, but it is a great way to recognize a remarkable athlete’s career.

The next step of the new North Battleford skateboard park should be in motion soon. Tenders for the construction of the park closed last Monday and the city received one interested contractor, which has experience with over a dozen skateboard parks. The next part of the plan is to have it approved by city council at their meeting May 12. That may be easier said than done, as the bid by the contractor exceeds the amount council has set aside. “His price would be well over the allowed budget for the project,” said Keith Anderson, of the City of North Battleford parks and recreation department.

The approved cash is $220,000, with funds from the city, a service club and Freedom Skateboards and Snowboards. Other groups appear to be interested in the project, but haven’t jumped on board yet. Anderson is hopeful the park will be ready by its targeted opening date in August. The skateboard park’s plan initially called for two phases, but council decided to do it all at once. With the price higher then expected Anderson said going back to the two phase model would also be an option if council does decide to go with the contractor. The excitement and anticipation that is building throughout the community to get this park built is growing and something we really want to do said Anderson.

Happy Mother's Day From Management and Staff H BATTLEFO RD RT O N


Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday, May 11, 2008 One Sitting: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Adults: $10.95 Juniors (under 10): $8.95 Salads, Chicken Wellington, Stuffed Tenderloin, Hot Vegetables, Dessert Table, Coffee, Tea & Juice

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Family business remains in the family Continued from Page 3 remains very much in the family as Neil’s sons, Kim and Brendan, have been involved in the operation for the past 10 years. Today, the company conducts 100 auction sales yearly and has a staff of about 30 people. “We’ve expanded the territory, doing auctions very strongly in Saskatchewan and Alberta and into Manitoba,” Neil said. Their main business comes from doing farm dispersal and farm retirement auctions, selling off shop tools and miscellaneous items right up to major farm equipment such as tractors and combines. In recent years there has been an expansion in the type of auction items put up for bids. Neil said they are finding they are now selling grain storage bins, and are getting involved in real estate auction sales. “When I first started it

used to be farm machinery and miscellaneous,” he said. “Nobody looked at doing the other things.” Neil expects to see more land auctions happening in the future. A major change for the operation has been the rise of technology and the Internet. Kim Kramer said the Internet has made it possible for the business to attract customers from longer distances — even from around the world. “We’ve been incorporating live Internet bidding with the farm equipment auctions,” Kim said. He estimates the number of people using that has about tripled in the past year. “You average 75 to 80 people registered to bid online,” he said, “as well as people in the crowd.” It adds a new dimension to the business because it allows distant bidders to be able to participate in an auction without having to drive five or six hours to get there.

“With the price of fuel and people’s time, it’s pretty efficient for them to dial in on the Internet, listen, take part,

shut it off and go back to work,” Kim said. Kim said the Kramer website at www.kramer

Farm machin er y and mis cellaneous h the bread an ave been d butter for K ramer Auctio over the yea n Sales rs. Photo sub mitted has been a valuable resource as they have provided more information about the products being offered,

with plenty of photos to allow people to make decisions in advance of an auction. On the website there is a section with 10 years of previous auction results, to allow potential customers to get a feel for how previous auctions have gone. The rise in technology and the Internet has been the biggest change both Kim and Neil have seen in the whole Kramer operation. It has allowed the operation to field bids from England and even further. “We’ve had regular buyers from Australia,” Neil said. A great source of pride for Neil has been the family aspect of the auction business. In particular he credits Kim and Brendan for “taking the business to another level.” He also credits his wife Monica for her contributions, particularly for “just overseeing everything with the whole management of the business.”

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Sunday, May 11, 2008 WE HAVE DOZENS OF WAYS TO SURPRISE YOUR MOM! You’ll find everything you need for Mom’s special day all in one stop. We offer a great selection of cards, candies, balloons, jewelry, bath and skin products, cosmetics and gift baskets.


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RAISING MS AWARENESS Representatives from the Multiple Sclerosis Society braved a cold day in North Battleford Thursday to raise the MS flag at City Hall. Among those in attendance were Joyce George of the MS society and North Battleford mayor Julian Sadlowski. The flag was raised in recognition of the MS Walk for Life which took place May 4. Photo submitted

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About 100 Battleford golfers: mayor Continued from Front cost would be about two dollars per annum. Odishaw said he has talked with the course’s pro, Dana Johnson, since the meeting. “He does have quite some concern that our council is not going to come up with even the $3,000, let alone $10,000,” said Odishaw. “We talked about other opportunities including the possibility of the town of Battleford sponsoring a tournament and helping them raise the money.” He added, “My personal thoughts are it’s not about the $15 per annum per person.”

This is

my community.

There are about 100 Battleford golfers who buy memberships. If they each represented another $100, that’s $10,000, said Odishaw. “This will affect 100 residents, but the multiplex will affect thousands. That’s a tough, tough decision.” Councillor Bill Halewich said, “Three thousand dollars for the North Battleford Golf and Country Club is not going to make or break them,” He suggested the quality of the course could support a rate increase. “I believe it is undervalued,” he said. He added that, if a grant to the club is to be considered money toward tourism, then it should be considered in that light when budgeting. Debating the merits of raising taxes to support increased costs of supporting recreation in the community led to the question — what should taxpayers be paying for?

Referring to the inclusion of a golf course in plans for the Battleford West subdivision, Odishaw asked if the town should expect to subsidize that course as well. George said, “I hear this quite often, ‘Well, I don’t use the Flats, I don’t want to pay for the Flats. I don’t use the rink, I don’t want to pay for the rink’. So, where do we draw that line?” He added, “I pay for everything, because I’m a taxpayer of this community. I don’t necessarily use everything. I don’t use the Tot Lot, I don’t use the Flats, I don’t use a lot of facilities anymore, but I’m prepared to pay for that.” The golf club needs that money, he said, because they’re running a deficit, despite putting rates up every year. “At some point in time they’re not going to be able to afford to have that facility over there,” said George,


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“and the day that it leaves is the day that there will be a lot of people here at this table saying why didn’t you guys help.” Mahon agreed with George, saying, “To put it in perspective, if we are a community of 3,850 people, out where Unity is, where Biggar is, where Turtleford is, we would be spending in the neighbourhood of probably 30 to 40 to 50 thousand dollars on a golf course.” He added, “The $3,000 that we’re talking about here wouldn’t even pay a summer student to sit at the gate.” Odishaw said, “We don’t want to leave them in the cold, we want to support them. It’s a great organization, but my belief in being voted in on trying to hold the line on taxes, let people vote with their own money. If we don’t raise taxes five or 10 per cent over a number years, people will have 10 per cent more money in their pockets. That gives a lot of power to residents.” Odishaw maintained the golf course can raise its rates, like the town does when it has to cover costs of doing business, and they can also partner with other members of the community. “They’ve made some great changes, hopefully they’ll start promoting themselves to out of town people,” he said. Councillor Donna Lavin agreed with Odishaw. “Why is everybody so stuck on raising taxes?” she asked, pointing to Odishaw’s ideas to help the golf course raise the money rather than take it out of tax dollars. Regardless of the outcome of the debate over the golf course grant, councillors are not of one mind when it comes to taxation. Councillor Garth Walls said, “In our environment, it’s going to be difficult not to raise taxes.” Costs are going up dramatically, he said, and over the long haul there’s no questions taxes are going to have to go up. “Going for three years without raising taxes may be irresponsible,” he said. He and George expressed concern that holding the line on taxes now may result in a crisis later.

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May 7, 2008

Ukrainian History

Flame ignites memories of a dark chapter By John Cairns Staff Reporter

It was a solemn occasion outside City Hall April 30 as the International Holomodor Remembrance Flame was brought to North Battleford. North Battleford was one of the stops as the flame made its way across the country during its Canadian tour. Canada is one of 33 countries the flame is touring. "It’s the Ukrainian community getting together to make sure people don’t forget," said Jim Shevchuk, who served as a master of ceremonies at the event. He called the events of 1932 and 1933, in what was then a part of the Soviet Union, a "deliberate plan to break the will of the Ukrainian people and force them into collective farms." The Keep the Flame Alive campaign is also designed to urge the Canadian government to recognize the Holomodor as an act of genocide. Ten million people died during that famine, which Ukrainians regard as a deliberate act of ethnic cleansing by the communist regime of Joseph Stalin. The flame is being carried across Canada by Holodomor survivor Stefan Horlatsch, 87, of Toronto. He

Stefan Horlatsch, right, joins priests Taras Udod ( centre) and Janko Kolosnaji in a prayer ceremony remembering the victims of the Holodomor famine that affected the Ukraine 75 years ago. Horlatsch is going across the country with the International Holomodor Remembrance Flame to commemorate the anniversary. Photo by John Cairns. carried the torch at the ceremony and gave a short address to the assembled guests in the Ukrainian language. Horlatsch stopped in

North Battleford at noon as part of the torch leg that had gone through Regina and Saskatoon. The torch headed to Edmonton after its North

Battleford stop. Mayor Julian Sadlowski also presented Horlatsch with one of his own art prints about the famine and pre-

sented it to him at the ceremony. In his address Sadlowski praised the attempts to make people aware of the famine-

genocide in the Ukraine. "This awareness will help to prevent such deplorable acts elsewhere in the world," Sadlowski said. As well, there was a short prayer ceremony involving two of the Ukrainian churches in the community to remember the victims of the tragedy. Shevchuk noted a number of Ukrainian immigrants have come into North Battleford and that "it’s not just history for them. It’s something that’s real." He said local Ukrainians helped in building a statue dedicated to the victims, which is similar to a monument that can be found in Kiev. The monument is currently located outside city hall and will eventually find another permanent location in North Battleford. Paul Kardynal, president of the North Battleford chapter of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, said the day’s events were good for the community. "Having the statue is definitely a good idea because people will walk by we’ll have a writing inscription on it telling people what it’s all about," Kardynal said. "Hopefully this will bring attention to the people in our local area."

New carpet smooths way for PEP progress By Jayne Foster Staff Reporter

You could almost have held a surf board challenge in the offices of Prairie Employment Program. It had nothing to do with water, but the many waves in the very old carpet. That problem was smoothed out recently, and staff and the board couldn’t be more appreciative of their benefactors. W. Brett Wilson and family have come to the rescue, with a $2,500 contribution which has moved the replacing of the carpet at 1381A101st St. up by about two years. As a community based organization, whose program includes supported employment for people with various disabilities, the group’s mandate is programming for its clients. As a result, things like replacing worn carpet have to take a back seat in terms of financial priority. Yet, any group’s working environment impacts its operation, and the Wilson family’s donation will affect the staff who work there and the clients who come in for training or counselling. Chairman of the board, Bryan Peever, says, “What Brett has done for the city of

North Battleford and various community organizations is just tremendous. We’re really thankful to be part of that. We really feel strongly about what we’re doing and for him to come and give us financial support is just excellent.” As a community based organization, they don’t always have huge resources, points out executive director Maurice Shaw. “We don’t complain,” he

says, adding “We get there.” He explains they have been saving for two years for new carpet and would be saving for another two if it weren’t for the funds from the Wilsons, which came to them through the Battlefords United Way. United Way executive director Treena Rathwell terms the process by which the $2,500 came to Prairie Employment Program (PEP) as

“donor-directed funds through the United Way.” Essentially, the United Way works as a facilitator. They meet with the Wilson’s consultant, submitting information on groups in the community who would benefit from their help, says Rathwell, and the consultant then approaches them with a view to making a recommendation to the family. The new carpet replaces

Bryan Peever, chairman of the board of Prairie Employment Program, executive director Maurice MacGregor and United Way executive director Treena Rathwell. Photo by Jayne Foster

old rug on the main floor where there are offices and a learning centre equipped with computers. PEP also uses the basement where there is a board room, a classroom and another office which may, this summer, accommodate two students, one from Service Canada and one from Advanced Education and Labour. “We’re maxed out,” says MacGregor. “We can’t put another person in here.” In one way, it’s a nice problem to have, he says, meaning there are more people to provide services. However, it also means, there are more people needing help. In addition, he says, as time goes on, they tend to be dealing with more and more challenged individuals. PEP works toward the vision of persons with disabilities and multiple barriers participating fully in the labour force, developing their talents and abilities to their capacity, having increased economic independence, participating fully in their community and enjoying maximum well-being. Working with employers and potential employers is part of their mandate. Recently they held a keynote

speaker luncheon, followed shortly thereafter by a workshop style luncheon — both in North Battleford and both for employers. “We also do a roadshow,” says MacGregor, with workers travelling to various communities.



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Volunteers open museum village June 1 Correspondent

MAIDSTONE —The regular monthly meeting of the Maidstone Museum committee was delayed from April 21 until April 23 by the snowstorm. Generous donors and volunteers made the silent auction, held in conjunction with the trade fair, a financial success. The door prize, donated by Eleanor Peg, was won by David Best. The birdhouse

ing to volunteer a few hours work to cleaning up the building and the yard and planting flowers prior to the opening would be greatly appreciated. The museum’s part in the July 1 celebration was discussed. Two summer weddings are already scheduled to be held at the museum grounds. A committee is putting together a book of short stories or personal memories from Maidstone and surrounding area. You do not have to be a

museum member to submit a story, poem or old home rem-

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that was raffled was won by Linda Foley. The last of the winter Texas Hold’em Poker Nights was well attended on Friday, April 18. The next one will be held Sept. 26 and continue through the winter, once a month. The museum will be opening for the public on Sunday, June 1. Summer hours will be the same as last year, weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. The help of anyone wish-

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Plans underway to do July 1 up in style By Danica Lorer Freelance Reporter

MAIDSTONE — Maidstone’s biggest party of the year is being planned for July 1. A large committee made up of individuals and representatives of local community groups and churches met

Thursday to plan the annual sports day. Most of the committee members have held the same roles since the planning for the centennial event in 2005 and are now comfortable with fewer meetings. Organizers are pleased with the entertainers that have already confirmed their attendance including the

Miller Performing Arts Troupe, Sharon and Cliff Veer, Jillian Lundquist, Scotty Wiltermuth, Shelby Nicholson, the Yellowhead Ramblers, and Bev Stewart. They are waiting to confirm a few more. Entertainment will be under the big tent on the museum grounds and in the beverage garden set up in

COMMUNITY CLEANS UP Waseca community members pitched in last week during a cleanup blitz. At left, Betty Dekker and Tammy Jack pick up garbage.Centre photo, Josie Weisner and Tyrell Schoenafer take a break on the back of a pickup full of trash.

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Below, many hands make light work in the old church.

the tennis court. The Jets senior hockey club will be operating the beverage gardens. There will be no pets allowed in the beverage gardens. The day will begin with a pancake breakfast hosted by the bowling club that will be followed by the parade. Events on the DelfrariVictoria Park grounds will

include a slo-pitch tournament, horse shoe tournament, golf cart divorce races, slow tractor races, children’s events, bingo and Nevada ticket sales. The day will end with a 30-minute fireworks display. Local community groups will be operating food booths at various locations on the

grounds. Once again the town of Maidstone and RM of Eldon have put their support behind the Canada Day celebration. More information will be available on posters and flyers in the next few weeks or can be obtained by calling the town of Maidstone office at 893-2373.

Volunteers pitch in to clean up village By Helena Pike Correspondent

We extend our sympathy to the family and many friends of Wayne Fehr, whose untimely death occurred last week with funeral services taking place May 3. Wayne, his parents and siblings were residents of the Waseca district for a number of years. He attended school in Waseca during his elementary years then went on to high school in Maidstone. He enjoyed people so kept in touch with his friends throughout his life. Saturday was a busy day in the village as volunteers picked garbage and filled bags with trash that had ac-

cumulated over the winter, cut and hauled out dead branches and trees and loaded other trash to be hauled away. The little Heritage Church was given a good cleaning and some repair work was done. Volun-


teers enjoyed a noon picnic lunch outdoors, enjoying all the sunny weather. In the evening many gathered at Waseca Hall to take part in a potluck supper, si-

lent auction and other activities, which successfully raised funds in aid of Vanessa Nelson and her son. It is amazing what can be done with the aid of volunteers and lots of good will. Do you realize the number of words pertaining to weather used to describe events or people in our lives? We may have fair weather friends; we may survive a stormy marriage; we shower others with gifts or affection; occasionally some one roars like thunder; our minds might be described as cloudy, foggy or clear; and amusement rides have names such as cyclone, thunderbolt or tornado, to mention just a few.

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Induction ceremony attended By Helena Pike Correspondent

The rain which fell last week, along with the melting snow, created more sloughs in the fields. It appears it will be a while before any field work can be done. The birds enjoyed the rain, with many

Pike. They are all nephews and nieces of Phoebe Cutbush, who was one of the three inductees. The program included tributes from many people, the presentation of plaques to the inductees and acceptance speeches. Christine received the plaque on

behalf of Mrs. Cutbush. In her acceptance speech she related some anecdotes which touched on the life and work of Mrs. Cutbush. The plaque will be placed in St. Paul’s Church, Forest Bank. Following the ceremonies, the crowd enjoyed visiting

and reminiscing as well as tea and cake. Gully Gus says, “Modern technology has developed a soft drink can which, when discarded, will last forever, and a car, when properly taken care of, will rust out in a few years.

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New reporting team on the beat By Bob Zurowski Correspondent

The Maidstone 2 team won the girls side of a floor hockey tournament hosted by Ratushniak Elementary School April 30. Team members are Jesse Skolrood, Tayler Bamford, Danielle Hult, Cassie Huxley, Paige McFayden, Taja Russel, Halie Hanson, Amber Chaplin and Jordan Nosek. Photo by Danica Lorer

Drop In Centre By Dorothy R. Schwartz Correspondent

MAIDSTONE — Due to the heavy snowfall over the weekend, cards were cancelled April 21. Bingo was played April 23 with Joan Smith and Margaret MacEachern doing the calling. There was a good turnout as roads and our parking lot were cleared of snow. Many seniors had not been out for four days. Lunch was provided by Dorothy Schwartz. The loonie pot was won by Denise Newton. Friday, April 25 the March/April birthday potluck supper was held. Visitors were Rodney and Brenda Marfleet. The Neilburg Orchestra was scheduled for entertainment but were un-

able to attend due to the weather. In lieu of this entertainment, bingo was played with Margaret MacEachern and Joan Smith doing the calling and supplying prizes. These suppers are most enjoyable, especially for those of us who eat alone. Cribbage was held Monday, April 28 with Eva Inkster supplying the lunch assisted by Dorothy Schwartz. A perfect score for the evening was made by Dorothy Kissick. Low was Lil McMillan. Bingo was played April 30 with callers Joan Smith and Margaret MacEachern. Lunch was provided by Dorothy Kissick and Jean Hartman. The loonie pot was divided between Bev Stewart and Verla Mitchell.

New arrivals By Rose Danychuk Correspondent

Hi to all my readers as we turn to the month of May. Tim and Leanne Powell of Red Deer are happy to announce the arrival of their


son Kayden Tanner, April 1. Kayden will be a playmate for 18-month-old sister Addison. Grandparents are Cecil and Elsie Skolrood of Maidstone and Bev Powell of Red Deer. Grandma Elsie stayed to give a helping hand.

She returned home with son David of Innisfail. Lindsay deBussac and Neal Muchansky of Biggar announce the arrival of Dyson Jacques. Dyson is grandson for Nancy and Jack deBussac and great-grandson for Rose and George Danychuk. George and I were honoured to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Betty and Don Crozier of Biggar. Betty was my Grade 5 pupil whom I taught in a country school south of Biggar. Steven and Christine Myer went to Saskatoon to the concert featuring Allan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn. Standard Hill Ladies held a coffee party honouring Larraine Davidson on her 80th birthday. Many happy returns!

MEOTA — On behalf of everyone here who looks forward to the different columns for the flavour of the local areas, I wish to say a fond farewell to Helen de Vries and her column “Nosing Around with Helen.” Helen has given us her best insight into what is going on around Meota for the last few years. She stepped in where she saw a need and has filled the position admirably, but now Helen and Tony are answering the call they feel, to move on to the next chapter in their lives. From everyone who enjoyed your work Helen, goodbye and all the best. May God bless you as you go on your way. About five months ago, when Helen first knew she would be moving, she came over and asked my wife Brenda and I if we would take over reporting on Meota once she moved. After some discussion and having done some fill-in articles when she was away, we agreed to give it a go. This team project has evolved into me doing the writing with both of us looking for content and most importantly Brenda (who is a perfectionist when it comes to spelling and grammar) editing my words and thoughts. We are looking forward to this and hope anyone who can help us with information will feel free to contact us at any time. Regarding information passed on by others, I took a closer look at the area around the recycle bins here in Meota. It seems that someone decided that rather than take a trip out to the waste management site they just dumped their garbage between two of the bins. In looking closer it was evident some people do not understand the signs at each bin. I saw plastic in the paper bins, mixed paper in the cardboard and newsprint bins, and general garbage that does not

qualify in some of the other bins. Contrary to what seems to be a common belief, paper that is packaged in plastic bags does not belong in the paper bin; the plastic bag must be removed and placed in its appropriate spot. This service is of great value to our environment so please


Phone: 892-2224 help out by disposing of things properly. When things are placed in the wrong bins they contaminate the contents (which are decided upon by specific needs of recycling companies). It becomes very expensive to separate it all after the fact. Let us all do our small part rather than expecting others to pick up after us. Since the weather did not co-operate, the activities of cleaning up our community for Earth Day have been rescheduled to May 6. Garbage bags will be provided by the village (at the village office or community hall) so we can walk the streets, cleaning up as we go. These are then returned to the community centre where you will find, from 5 to 7 p.m., hot dogs and dessert (provided by the Do Drop In), lemonade (provided by Innovation Credit Union), carrot sticks (provided by Meota School) friendship and good conversation (provided by our neighbours). There may be some entertainment as well. So, let’s all come out and clean up our home. All of us continue to yearn, with great expectations, for the actual coming of spring. I wish to apologize to all for jinxing the onset of this greatly expected season. As I was getting anxious for

the expected warm weather I made comments in the last article that I submitted about the warm weather that we had experienced and our hopes for more. This, along with the fact I also got antsy and changed from my winter tires to the summer version. To top it off, I went the full mile and washed all our vehicles. What was I thinking? A long awaited event in the community is expected to take place on May 16. Innovation Credit Union is expecting to open for business that morning in its new building. I know the staff is going to be extremely happy to get into the more spacious facility. It is no secret that Meota Insurance Agency and Meota Real Estate have made the move. Drop in and see them. April 24, the kaiser play-

ers got together with Maurice Malenfant taking first, Winston Tait came second, Beulah Corbeil took third and Irene Carlson came fourth. April 25, duplicate bridge players met with Jette and Terrence Dasilva taking first and Trudy Mayer and Orest Holowach in second. Bridge players took part this week, in the nationwide Helen Shield Charity Bridge Rookie-Masters event. Players from Meota were joined by others from North Battleford and area at the Do Drop In. This event teams up more experienced players with those of less experience. Winners were Ivy Moore and Bea Prutti with Bernie Grenier and Vern Iverson second. Because of this event no contract bridge was held.

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MAIDSTONE — Sunday, Theresa Kennedy went to Lloydminster to help her great-grandson, Josh, celebrate his first birthday. Jim and Ann Coolidge of Lashburn visited Marilyn and Gary Smith. Gwen Harris of Loon Lake was here for her weekly visit with her mom Alice McGown. During this nice weather Alice is able to be out with her walker exercising her hip. Sunday, Sid Jones’ daughter, Millie, of Calgary, visited with her dad. Her husband was at a meeting in Lloydminster. Don Stoughton of Loon Lake visited with his mom Verna Stoughton. Wally Lucier of Calgary was in Lloydminster Satur-

day. His sister, Theresa Kennedy, and some of her family met him there for supper and a visit. Joan Angle of Lloydminster spent Saturday with Verna Stoughton. She and her husband were just home from a holiday in Australia. Monday, Anne Lundquist was in Lloydminster to the music festival. Her granddaughter, Gillian, was singing. She went back Tuesday to hear her again. I will have the results next week. A number of apartment ladies enjoyed the ham and scalloped potato supper at the United Church Sunday. Duncan MacEachern of Marsden visited me Sunday afternoon. We’ve been enjoying the sunshine the last few days. The snow is gradually going down. Things are starting to look a little green.


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Safe at home in the bosum of Christ As I write these words, the baseball season is upon us again. It is a rite of spring many eagerly anticipate. There is the flash of a ball toward the plate, the crack of the bat, and the runner sprinting for first base with cheers exploding from the crowd. If he reaches the bag before the ball is thrown to the first baseman, he is safe! But not completely. His object is to reach home and score a run. At any point along the way he can be tagged or thrown out. Each base provides a temporary safe haven. But there is only one truly safe place. Home. That brings to mind a hymn written on a spring day over a century ago. It is a hymn that is often misunderstood. The author of the words is Frances van Alstyne. We know her better as Fanny Crosby (18201915). But ten years before she had married a musician named Alexander van Alstyne. Amazingly, both of them were blind. It is estimated that Fanny Crosby

wrote about 9,000 hymns. The exact total may never be known, because she used a bewildering assortment of pen names. Dozens of them. For instance, if you see hymns by Carrie Bell, or Louise W. Tilden, or Leah Carleton, or Edna Forest, you are looking at the work of Fanny Crosby! On April 30th, 1868, composer William Doane paid Fanny a call. With hardly a “How’d you do?” Doane said, “I have exactly forty minutes before my train leaves for Cincinnati. Here’s a melody. Can you write words for it?” And seating himself at the little pump organ he played it. At once she exclaimed, “Why that tune says ‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus.’ I will see what I can do.” Fanny started to work, continuing for a few minutes. “At the end of that time,” she says, “I recited the words. Mr. Doane copied them. And had time to catch his train!” The song has since become known all over. It begins: “Safe in the arms of

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The hymn concludes, “Jesus, my heart’s dear refuge, / Jesus has died for me; / Firm on the Rock of Ages / Ever my trust shall be. / Here let me wait with patience, / Wait till the night is o’er, / Wait till I see the morning / Break on the golden shore.” Till then we are assured, like Benjamin of old, “The beloved of the Lord shall dwell safely by Him, who shelters him all the day long” (Deut. 33:12). Safe at home, in His love.

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Outstanding Young Farmers

Award winners have roots in NW Another week has come and gone and we are now into May. We did have a nice April shower last week which really brought the level of the snow down. No doubt the farmers are chomping at the bit to get into the fields. I met an anhydrous outfit on the highway Wednesday of last week. Good luck getting the crops in and may you see all the soggy spots before you sink in them. I am pleased to report some good things have been happening to former residents. Jay and Angela Fox of Dauphin, Man. recently received the honour of being named Outstanding Young Farmers for that province. They will now advance for a chance at the national title in Calgary, Alta. Nov. 18 - 24. In order to gain this title a nomination is required. This was put forth by the Manitoba Cattle Producers Association, of which Jay is a director. Other requirements are that they be under the age of 40, they must do a presentation that explains their day-to-day operation, community involvement, as well as family life and financial standing. Angela is the second daughter of Andy and Marilyn Russett of Edam, and Jay’s grandparents are Molly and Jonathon Fox of Lloydminster. Jay and Angela had three children, Devon (11), Charlee (19 months) and Porter (6 months). Congratulations to you on your achievement. On Friday, April 25, the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation awarded it’s highest honour, the Arbus Award, to Dr. Michael Tymchak. Dr. Tymchak was accompanied to the banquet by his wife, Beryl, his mother, Johanna, his brother and sister-in-law, Zane and Barbara, and several Tymchak children. Dr.

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NOTABLES papers on the state of education in Saskatchewan, and his many years as Dean of the College of Education at the University of Regina, a position which he still holds. In his acceptance speech Dr. Tymchak gave a humorous account of his youth in Edam and a very serious tribute to his mother, Johanna, who encouraged education and a dedication to society and our fellow man. Congratulations on receiving this honour. The totals for the MS Read-A-Thon fundraiser that was held at the school in March are in. The total raised is $4,320.27. The 21 Grade 4 class students, raised $1,297.25 alone. One young man in this class had a large sponsor list with 48 sponsors. Way to go Mason Detillieux. Their classroom teacher, Mrs. Laura LaClare, can be proud of the effort her students made. The community needs to be congratulated once again for being there to support our young people as they strive to make a difference. On April 16, the Edam Credit Union held their annual general meeting. During the proceedings a long term service award was given to Larry McDaid for 30 years of serving on the board of directors. Congratulations Larry. The Handi-Van committee held a Mystery Bingo April 25. Frank Poole once again did the calling. Before the evening started, he let everyone know there were coupon

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Tenants looking forward to May flowers By Thelma Kendall Correspondent

What a month we had in April. Some days it seemed like January with snow and cold winds. We did get some rain as well, so we hope the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” rings true this month. We had a lovely evening April 18 with a delicious supper followed by a birthday party and wonderful music by the Lowens. Happy Birth-

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day and best wishes go to: March - Jane Irving, Fred Marchewka, Pearl Arnold, Joe Herman, Joan Blixrud, Richard Martin, Irene Johnson, Wesley Weir and Helena Meresty; April Ernest Wawryk, Rod Bronsch, Thelma Kendall, Winifred Webb, Jennifer O’Hanlon, Hilda Andres and Katherine Mackenzie. Some tenants enjoyed holidays with family and friends recently. Pearl Arnold spent two weeks in Toronto visiting her brother. They had a good visit, did extensive sightseeing and took in two musical evenings. The weather was warm and sunny every day. Shrubs and flowers were all in bloom — mostly the tulips which were every colour of the rainbow. Flying now seems complicated, so she was lucky to have her son and wife, Keith and Dianne, with her. They looked after all the details.

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Edith Lockhart spent an enjoyable two weeks in Kelowna, B.C. visiting relatives, some she hadn’t seen


in years. It’s always so nice to keep in touch with those loved ones. Marie Day was pleased to have many family visit her recently. Her son from Edmonton, a daughter from Swift Current and another son from Wildwood, Alta. visited. She also had a surprise visit from a granddaughter from Glaslyn who had a brand new baby only three days old. Congratulations, great-grandma. Marlene Krause had her daughters Shelly Welz and Marilyn Parenteau visiting from Lloydminster. She was also glad to see good friends Brad and Laurie Peters from Meadow Lake, who stopped in for a short visit. Ann Ewanchuk is always

a busy lady. She still works weekends at the Whitkow Hotel and is grateful to Dave Mischuk and daughter-inlaw Chris for helping her until late at night. April 21, she attended a memorable banquet in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association chairman Lans Brosco honoured her with a life member pin and plaque for over 34 years in the same hotel. April 30, Ann attended another memorable event in North Battleford commemorating Holomodor, the starvation of 10 million people under Stalin in Russia. Stephan Horlatsch, a survivor of the Ukraine famine, carried a symbolic remembrance flame to North Battleford from Australia and will travel across Canada and back to Ukraine. I spent a week in Saskatoon recently celebrating my birthday and visiting family. I had a lovely time and was pleased to see my little greatgranddaughter for the first time. She is three months old and very cute, of course. They named her Charlise

Anne, but they call her “Charlie.” I think greatgrandma Kendall will stick with Charlise. April 29, several tenants helped Olga Ruzesky celebrate her 94th birthday in the lounge. It was organized by Bob, Russ and Ann Kotyk. Ann Ewanchuk sang Happy Birthday in both Ukrainian and English. Our prayers and get well wishes go out to Dick Martin, who is back in hospital. I also understand Linda Kohlman is doing well in therapy at District Care, so we hope she will be back with us shortly. We are also

thinking of Irene Johnson, who is taking treatments and isn’t that well. Hopefully all who have been, or are, on the sick list will be recuperating soon. We are always trying to get acquainted with all of our newcomers. It’s sometimes a losing battle, as so many come and go. We hope you join in our activities from time to time. Come for coffee in the morning or afternoon in the lounge. I hope we can all get out and enjoy some nice warm sunny weather this month. Take care, everyone.

Health care auxiliary hosts tea Continued from Page 23 draws. Winning these were Brianna Wouters, Shyla Hamel, Zachery Curry and Madelynn Wouters. Winning the mystery prizes were Hazel Mosimann, Rene Hamel (3), Elaine L’Heureux, Megan Wouters, Diane Weitzel (2), Jean Arnott, and Peggy Dunlop won the blackout game for a $25 prize. There was an excellent turnout despite the weather of the day and the committee was able to realize a $496 profit. This is thanks to the board members donating the prizes. There will be a Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 10, at the Legion Hut from 2 - 4 p.m. This is sponsored by the Edam Health Care Auxiliary. The Turtle River Playschool will be selling tickets for a raffle in the month on May. You can get your tickets from any of the parents and the draw will be at the playschool at the end of May. There is a prize list

posted in the post office. The Edam Trinity United/ Anglican Church will be holding a garage sale and bake sale on Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to noon at Zane and Trinda Delainey’s residence. For more information call 397-2284. Edam minor hockey has Three Star hats available for sale. You can pick up your hat at the post office for $25. Condolences go out to Lawrence and Madge Severson on the recent passing of Madge’s mother, Millie Dell. That seems to be it for another week. The school students are getting close to their track and field days with the Highschool in house meet on May 15. HHS will be hosting the unit meet on May 21 and 22. As the Discount Center will be used as the concession, the closing date has been moved to May 20. Until next week, good luck getting the yard work done.

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Spring welcomed with Elvis concert By Joyce Campbell Correspondent

We are thankful to have spring arrive at last, when we can venture out without fear of falling on ice. There is a promise of green in the environment, and the early mornings are alive with the call of returning birds. A warm welcome to Ann Korneluk and Lois Sherwood. May you both


enjoy living here in our complex as you make your new homes with us. On April 3, we were delightfully entertained by Jeff Bodnar who gave a clever personification of Elvis Presley. He sang the old familiar hits of the 1970s and interacted freely with his audience, enabling us to be part of the show. We were pleasantly entertained April 4, when Harold Anderson and his fiddlers performed for us. Mr. Anderson, a retired fiddler of some renown, introduced each piece with an interesting anecdote concerning it. He was accompanied by Marilyn Richardson, Ron Spence and Ron’s two children, Skyler and Logan, who performed nicely. A birthday party to honour those who mark their special days in April, was held April 16. Enjoyable dance music was provided by Jon Sloan, Dave Hiebert, Pius Fritz and Doreen Duchnitski. Happy birthday to Loretta Parkinson, Marie Pidwerbeski, Albert Leduc, Ed Foster and Joyce Campbell. Ed Foster celebrated his 80th birthday on April 19. Family and friends provided a party in the lounge to which we all were invited for a happy time. It is always invigorating to hold a shuffleboard tournament such as one held on April 23 and 24. Our thanks to Frank and Joan Bannerman and Alice Horn for supervising and organizing the games. Successful were: A event - Winnie Hamm and Cecile Rebeyka, Sophie Nykiforuk and Eva Stevenot; B event - Dorreen Svare and Joan Bannerman, Lillian Leduc and Marion Sansregret; C event - Peter Mykytuk and Phyllis Maloney, Reynold Wappel and Marie German; D event - Kay Peters and Alice Horn, Noella Sayers and Muriel Johnson. A successful indoor garage sale took place on April 19. Proceeds of this go to the Children’s Wish Foundation. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society were accepted in the lounge April 15.

At the same time, some lovely daffodils were sold for the same cause. It was good to see a former resident Millie Scott of Kelowna, B.C. who recently dropped in to renew acquaintances. Elaine Witham, accompanied by family, spent a delightful weekend shopping in Edmonton recently. Doris Muir, accompanied by her family, attended the Ukrainian dancing exhibition held in Vermilion, Alta. on April 19. Eva Bracken enjoyed the company of her granddaughter Shelly Sobo and great-granddaughter ‘little Eva’ Craik of Edmonton recently. It is good to see Amelie Murray home from the hospital and recuperating from a broken ankle sustained in a fall. We wish to express sincere sympathy to the family of Elsie Humphreys who recently passed away.

Celebrating a century of life On April 24, Clerina ‘Clara’ Mitchell (nee Lacerte), presently of River Heights Lodge, celebrated her 100th birthday. Clara was born in North Battleford in 1908. She has lived all her life in the Battlefords — on the farm west of Battleford, North Battleford, and Battleford. During her lifetime, Clara worked as a farm wife and later became an active member of the Royal Purple Lodge in North Battleford. She has spent many hours doing knitting, sewing, crocheting and tatting. Clara has three children: Leo Mitchell of rural Battleford, Pauline Minish of Lloydminster, and Allan Mitchell or rural Battleford. From those three children she has 11 grandchil-

Clara Mitchell marked her 100th birthday April 24. Photo submitted

dren, 29 great grandchildren and 6 greatgreat-grandchildren. Many family members and friends gathered April 19 at the Battleford United Church for a tea to honour her special day. More than 100 signed the birthday banner at the guest book table. Most of her family were present. Birthday acknowledgements from important dignitaries came from around the world. These included Queen Elizabeth, Governor General Michael Jean, Prime Minister Stephan Harper, Premier Brad Wall, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Dr. Gordon Barnhardt, NDP Leader Lorne Calvert, MP Gerry Ritz, MP Ralph Goodale, MLA Len Taylor and Saskatchewan Senators Pana Merchant and Raynelle Andreychuk.

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Allen Sapp project earns three awards Staff

The April 25 edition of the News-Optimist featured a photo and caption detailing the success an Alberta student, Hannah Fisher, had with a heritage project based on Allen Sapp. After being judged at a local Heritage Fair in Olds, Alta. the project advanced to the regional level in Red Deer. In Red Deer, Hannah’s project and display was judged by two adjudicators — one with an extensive art background and one who was Cree. “Exceptional presentation,” was the first judge’s assessment. “Your passion for your topic and the level of your

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These Land Gulls were swooping about the Frontier Mall parking lot on the weekend. For a little fun all you have to do is offer some food, but, be warned, they can scare you and create a mess to clean off your car later. Photo by Josh Schaefer

“I now know more about my own culture because of this experience.” Hannah earned the RBC Financial Group Aboriginal Heritage Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in celebrating aboriginal heritage. She also earned an Excellence for a Historical Fair Project award and the Honourable Laurier L. LaPierre, O.C. Medal in recognition of exceptional enthusiasm and dedication to history and heritage. The 10 projects that earned excellence ratings at the fair were then put into a draw for a trip to nationals in Victoria. Hannah’s name was not pulled, but she was not disappointed, as none of the other 10 candidates had earned other awards.

Johner concert aids school fundraising St. Vital Catholic School is hosting a fundraising concert featuring the 2007 CCMA Male Vocalist of The Year, Brad Johner. Throughout his career Johner has helped several

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knowledge — both through personal collection/interviews and site visits, plus your wonderful/confident public speaking abilities should take you way beyond historical school fairs. “Your personal collection of e-mails between your great-uncle, who knows Allen Sapp, is such a nice addition, plus your picture/ written journal that you kept as you moved through this project. “You found lessons that are applicable to us today. I could have talked with you for quite some time and never been bored. You know your subject inside and out.” “Your knowledge, research and presentation were exceptional,” the second judge wrote.

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her thoughts turned to the person who has become a household name in Saskatchewan entertainment. “Music has been a positive influence in my life and my family’s life, even outside the obvious career choice,” Johner explained. “Keeping music and the arts in schools should be a priority. I believe it’s just as important as reading and writing, it’s important to Canadian culture.” Tickets for the May 10 show are available in at Scott Campbell Dodge, Battleford Furniture or at the St. Vital Catholic office.

Generous volunteers Volunteers of all stripes were in the spotlight last week during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Battlefords River Heights Lodge and the Adult Day Program acknowledge the contributions of numerous volunteers who freely choose to serve the public good. “Volunteers, with no expectation of receiving monetary payment, only personal satisfaction,” is how these individuals are described. Volunteers at the lodge come for all parts of the community including students, adults and seniors, bringing commitment, enthusiasm and caring to the residents. The volunteers are active in programs such as entertainment, individual visitations, crafts, community outings, spiritual fulfillment, transportation to appointments, baking and hosting special events. This volunteerism has made a positive difference to the life of the lodge residents.

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May 7 - May 13, 2008

Checking in with Jim Parsons Weekday Early Morning By Jacqueline Cutler © Zap2it

When Jim Parsons, the lanky, droll Sheldon on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” was a first-grader in Houston, he was in a play, “The Elephant’s Child.” Parsons, now 35, was the Kolokolo Bird. He launches into a song: “I am a KoloKolo Bird. I sit here all day.” He wore yellow tights, and his mother, a first-grade teacher, fashioned a breastplate from paper feathers. A star was hatched. Parsons says he already knew, somehow, that he wanted to act. His mom kept a baby memory book, and from very early on, when she asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said, “A movie star.” “I don’t know who I was basing it on,” he says. “I certainly didn’t know enough about fame.” After four years of knocking around Hollywood, preceded by a stint in New York, he’s learning about fame. He does, however, know his craft. “I don’t think it is going too far in saying the young man is a comic genius,” says Chuck Lorre, the show’s executive pro-

ducer and a creative force behind “Two and a Half Men” and “Roseanne.” “Make no mistake about it — he is a very, very skilled actor, and he makes terrific choices. He is not guessing. He’s very much in command of his instrument, the entirety of his body. ... He is the character 100 percent.” Parson’s character, Sheldon, a genius, is befuddled by what the world doesn’t know, and his social graces are lacking. “You never knew how far into his OCD he will get,” Parsons says. “Is he going to date someone?” Beyond playing Sheldon, Parsons’ goals are modest. “To keep working,” he says. “It’s the bedrock of an actor’s life, and I would love the chance to get to do other things.”

Credits: “Judging Amy,” “Ed,” “10 Items or Less,” “Garden State.” Hobbies: Running and jogging, listening to talk radio, doing the crossword puzzle. “I finished a Friday puzzle,” he says of one of the week’s toughest. “I am going to frame it.” Best dish he cooks: Pot roast. Pets: Otis. “He’s a little white dog,” Parsons says. “He’s supposed to be a Maltese. There’s probably Maltese in his lineage. If I didn’t love him so much ... I was probably sold a bill of goods. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made.”



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be continued. Will it be coming back? -Diane Sandison, Santa Ana, Calif. : Sadly for fans of the show, no, it won’t be. The word was given publicly in December by series creator and executive producer Scott Peters, who posted it on the series’ official Web site. Among his comments was, ‘‘We’ve had a great time bringing you this story and submersing you in the lives of all these incredible characters.” : I’ve been very, very patient. I need my Jack Bauer fix! When is ‘‘24” coming back? -Miriam McCue, Jensen Beach, Fla. : Kiefer Sutherland is slated to return to Fox in January, which is when the series customarily has restarted in recent years. As has been mentioned many times in many places, only a third of the episodes were finished by the time the writers strike began last fall, so the network decided to hold off until it was sure all 24 hours of the planned season would be available. However, Fox also has plans to air a ‘‘24” TV movie this fall, as an overall refresher and also as a bridge from the last season to the next one. : Are Betsy and Lisa Stark of ABC News related? Perhaps they’re twins? -Harvey Bauer, Creal Springs, Ill. : They have enough of a resemblance to each other for a viewer to make that assumption, but in fact, they aren’t related. : I am hoping you can tell me what (N) stands for, as shown in TV guides. Dorothy Maholtz, Girard, Ohio : It’s the designation for a new series episode. A number of years ago, the networks requested that listings services flip the practice of using an (R) for ‘‘repeat” to an (N) for ‘‘new,” and many complied.






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HUMPHREYS - Elsa (nee: Kraft), born to John and Katherine Kraft in Glenbush, SK October 13, 1916 passed away Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the Battlefords District Care Centre, Battleford, SK. Left to cherish her memory are her loving children: Shirley (Bill) Percy, Red Deer, AB, Olive Hein, North Battleford, SK, Gordon (Joyce) Humphreys, Quadra Island, B.C., Herbert (Eileen) Humphreys, rural North Battleford, SK and Evelyn (Tom) Dutton, rural North Battleford, SK and their families. Elsa was predeceased by her parents John and Katherine Kraft; husband Oliver Humphreys of 65 years and son-in-law Dick Hein; sisters: Lillian Schmirler, Leah Friesen and Pauline Stratremeyer; brothers: John, Robert and David Kraft. A “Service Of Celebration and Thanksgiving For Elsa’s Life” will be held at 11:00 a.m. – Saturday, May 10, 2008 from Third Avenue United Church, North Battleford, SK with Rev. Fred J. Tinio Officiating. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation or to the Donor’s Choice. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, North Battleford, SK. E-mail condolences can be sent to Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Battlefords Funeral Service. (446-4200)

KIPP - Gerald Alan Robert was born September 22, 1937 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. After a long and hard battle with dementia called “Pick’s”, Gerald passed away March 1, 2008, at the age of 70 years, at Popular Courts, Wilkie Health Centre, where he had received the best of care while a resident there. Left to cherish his memory are wife Elsie, son Chris (Sheryl) and their family, Sasha and Jeanette; brothers Don (Fran) and family, Kimberly, Wes, Greg and Reneé; Wayne (Annette) and family, Leanne and Michael. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Gladys Kipp, brother Earl Bryan, nephew Cory, and granddaughter Naomi. A Graveside

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Service was held March 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wilkie Cemetery, officiated by Fr. Greg Elder. Harvey Brown sang the 23rd Psalm and friends and neighbours sang the final hymn “Be Not Afraid”. Honourary pallbearers were Conrad Kopp, Don Hansen, Margaret Sali, Kazmir Karp, Irving Opdahl, Mae Kulchinsky, Harold Anderson, Earl Jones and all those who shared in Gerald’s life. Active pallbearers were Howard Wallace, Allan Sali, Peter Bast, Jeff Schmidt, Clayton Reade and Wesley Veit. A celebration of life in remembrance was held at the Wilkie Legion Hall. Memorials were read by Bernadette Heintz and Laura Heilman. Musical tributes were by Jack Alm, Leonard Bjerkness, James Gerlinsky and Harold Anderson. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Glassford’s Unity Funeral Home Wilkie, director Duane Gerein. Memorials may be made to Poplar Courts Activity Fund, Wilkie Health Centre, Box 459, Wilkie, SK S0K 4W0. The family would like to thank family, friends, neighbours, Fr. Greg Elder and Glassford’s Funeral Home for supporting us at our time of need. Thank you to all who attended Gerald’s last farewell and those who contributed so generously of time, talent, prayers, phone calls, cards, food and visits to help us at this difficult time. Your support and generosity will always be remembered. Elsie, Chris, Sheryl and Sasha

ill. Her life was creative and full of energy and humour. She accepted her fate with dignity and left behind a legacy of true concern and real compassion for her family and friends. Blessed be her memory. In loving memory of Elfriede Moses Born on February 12, 1935 Breslau, Germany. Passed away April 23, 2008 at Christopher Lake, Saskatchewan. With deep regrets, she leaves to mourn her passing, George; her daughters Sylvia and Helmut, Vera and Robert and Birgit and Luc; her grandchildren Nadine, Christine, Jasmin, Andreas, Max, Thibaut, Maelle, Johanna and Remi; her great grandchild Alice and her extended family. At a later date, George will place Elfriede’s cremated remains for her eternal rest in a beloved spot along the Dempster Highway in the Richardson Mountains of the Yukon. Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at St. Christopher Anglican Church, Christopher Lake, SK, with The Reverend Tracy Smith officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray’s Funeral Chapel, Drew, Funeral Director.

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DELL - Millie Dell was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba on May 20, 1909 and passed away at the Lady Minto Health Care Center, Edam, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the age of 98 years. Millie is survived by: her son Bill Dell and his wife Jill of Burns Lake, BC; her daughter Madge and her husband Lawrence Severson of Edam, SK; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; one sister Laura Williamson of Swan River, MB. Millie was predeceased by her husband Ted, her parents, four brothers and three sisters. The funeral service for Millie was conducted from the Edam United Church, Edam, Saskatchewan on Friday, May 2, 2008 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Pat Ribey officiating. Music was provided by Bev Meikle. Active pallbearers were: Dennis Elliott, Dennis Johnson, Ernie Levasseur, Cameron Day, Paul Morin and Ed Mannix. Interment followed in the Lloydminster City Cemetery. McCaw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster and Turtleford administered the funeral arrangements.


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3 bedroom house for rent on 109th St., main floor only, F/S, W/D, utilities included, $750./month. Phone 306398-2789

JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN wanted SE Saskatchewan, Provincial Parks, lakes, waterslides, golfing, fishing & more. South East Electric, Box 1238, Carlyle, SK S0C 0R0 Fax: (306) 453-2022 southeastelectric@

LOOKING FOR PEOPLE that want to work in fresh air. Join silage team in Grenfell area June to October. Operate farm machinery. Class 5 or 1A license. Wages depending on experience, on-job training. Doug 306-698-7478; Alvin 306-697-7606; Jim 306-697-2232.

Available to mature individual, partially furnished 1 bedroom suite in Battleford, $400./month, references required. 446-4439 1 bdrm suite, $450, heat & water included, damage deposit required. Large 2 bdrm suite in house, $750. includes heat & water, damage deposit required. Both suites no pets. References required & fully employed. Available May 15/08. For more information call 441-4018 1 bedroom suite, 961 - 107th St., F/ S, available June 1st, references required, $425./month. 445-4646

BASEMENT SUITE FOR RENT Renovated 1 bedroom basement suite for rent to quiet working person. Non-smoker, No pets allowed. W/D insuite, private entrance and off street parking. Heat and water included. First month rent and damage deposit required. References required. $


Available June 13.

Phone 446-3390 after 6:00 p.m.

3 bedroom house for sale or rent. References required. Phone 4456753

SHEET METAL WORKERS - 1st, 2nd or 3rd year apprentices. Apply in person to Tom at P & W Mechanical. Phone 446-2770; Fax 445-1038

Large 3 bedroom modular home. Includes: fridge, stove and many extras. Close to school and shopping. Approved pets allowed. STARTING AT $575.00/MTH UTILITIES EXTRA References required. We are located at #1A-1401 - 114th Street

Call 445-8778 (Days, Evenings/ Weekends) for a viewing 10-5 LAND FOR RENT Pasture for rent, heated watering bowl, natural water springs, corrals, cattle squeeze, barn, good fence, all weather road, maximum 19 cows plus calves. 937-2165


STARTING IMMEDIATELY A challenging & rewarding position Managing a thriving Regional Park. Competitive wages. Apply by resume with expected salary to: Atton’ s Lake Regional Park, Box 12, Cut Knife, SK. S0M 0N0. Ph: 306-398-2353, Fax: 306-398-2839. Application deadline May6/08 4:30 pm. CHEAPER than a tank of gas! Telephone Reconnect only $39.95/ month! Fast connection! Free long distance with connection! Phone Factory Reconnect 1-877-336-2274;

PARTS PERSON. Bow Island Farm Centre/NAPA, is seeking a parts person in thriving community of Bow Island, Alberta. Agriculture parts experience necessary. Administrative duties. Salary negotiable. Fax resume 403-545-6540. Call 403-952-4949. PRESSURE WELDERS REQUIRED! Full-Time position, Competitive Wages, Benefits: KANSTEEL MFG. INC., 2005 Pacific Ave., Brandon, Manitoba, Phone: 204-727-1314, Fax: 204-727-3915 Email:

Picture & 25 Words 3 Weeks - $32.00 + GST

If it doesn’t sell in 3 weeks, the 4th is FREE!


13 WANTED WANTED TO RENT - 3 bedroom house. Call 445-2846 anytime. WANTED - deer, moose, elk horns & shed antlers. 441-1377

Thirteen Locations to Suit Your Lifestyle: PARKVIEW/COLLEGEVIEW/ CONFEDERATION PLACE Professionally Renovated Adult Buildings: 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites • Laminate & hardwood throughout • New F/S, A/C, windows & patio doors • Custom made blinds • Parkview only: new chest freezer & microwave TWINVIEW Professionally Renovated Student Buildings: 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites • New laminate, hardwood & carpet • New F/S, microwave & A/C • Rent includes internet & basic cable • Custom made blinds (Proof of student status required)

OTHER LOCATIONS: MEADOWVIEW, WINDWOOD & VIKING GARDENS HERITAGE PLACE/ HERITAGE HOUSE/ COUNTRY ESTATES: Bachelor 1, 2, 3 Bedrooms • Security doors & large balconies • Fireplaces & W/D in select suites • D/W & full sized F/S *LICENSED NIGHT SECURITY* - Furnished Suites Available Call our friendly staff at 445-6710 for more information/availability

10-2 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Need individual office space? Shared business offices opening June 1st in Battleford! Offices 9’x12’, manned central reception, boardroom & copier for common tenant use, phone & internet connection in every office. Call for pre-leasing inquiries. Yvonne Crozier, Straight Line Builders Inc. 937-3601 FOR LEASE - approximately 1800 sq. ft. bay with overhead door & lift. $600./ month. Call Lawrence 445-2101

10-4 HOUSES FOR RENT PHONE DISCONNECTED? Now offering FREE hook-up. Call Today! 1-877-852-1122 PROTELRECON NECT

15 HP outboard motor, prefer Mariner. Also, 1993 5 litre, fuel injected Ford truck motor. Both must be in excellent condition. 445-8903 evenings.

1998 Toyota Corolla, 4 cyl, auto, 4 dr., A/T/C/., CD, 106,000 kms, great 35 MPG gas mileaage, clean inside and out, $3,995 obo. Call 555-5555.


CASH! We pay cash for old coins & paper money. Call Gordon collect at 780-689-6101

Personal ads only, prepayment required, not to be combined with other promotions

FORD F250, reg cab, 4 x 4, 2000 or newer. Phone 937-2061


Hunter Safety Instructor needs to buy used pistols. Also interested in World War II memorabilia. Phone Gord 4451039 Any amount of 5 foot sections of good used flexible harrows. Ph: 445-4280 NATIONAL DENTAL ASSISTING EXAMINING BOARD requires Public Member. Letters of interest to Board office by June 20, 2008. Visit: / Volunteer Opportunities. Tel: (613) 526-3424.

14 AUCTIONS THINKING AUCTION! Guarantee your results with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Whether it’s equipment, real estate, livestock or a complete farm dispersal. Contact us today! 1800-491-4494 or

15 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PHONE DISCONNECTED? Now offering FREE hook-up. Call Today! 1-877-852-1122 PROTELRECON NECT EMERALD TRUCKING, High Prairie, Alberta is currently seeking Class 1 Drivers, Vacuum Truck Operators and Heavy Duty Mechanics. Fax resume to 780-523-5833. A FREE HOOKUP. Need a phone? Everyone approved. Not happy with your current phone provider? Switch for free and keep your same number. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

THE CN CURLING CLUB, SASKATOON is inviting applications for the following positions for the 2008/09 season HEAD ICE TECHNICIAN Seasonal contract from approx. Sept. 15th to Apr. 15th. State salary expectations RESTAURANT LESSEE Seasonal contract from approximately October 1st to April 1st Forward resumes by May 16, 2008 to: Box 1400, Saskatoon, Sask., S7K 3P6 or email:

892 - 104th Street, North Battleford PHONE: 306-445-7261 FAX: 306-445-3223 EMAIL:



EDMONTON-BASED company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters, with curb and gutter experience an asset, and construction labourers. Offering top wages, overtime, subsistence, accommodations, with reimbursement of airfare in contract terms. Fax resume 780488-3002 or email: wade@raiders Phone 780-425-6208.

RDAII NEEDED for one year maternity leave in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Four day week, no evenings, seven weeks paid holidays. Generous salary. Resumes: smilemaker1@

REGINA BASED trucking company requires drivers for hauling crude oil in se sask.sw man.Tank truck experience preferred. Contact 306540-8446. BAR-DE TRANSPORTATION requires drivers and dispatchers for Nisku, Brooks, and Stoughton locations. Premium wages and benefits. Fax resumes Nisku: 780955-3493; Brooks: 403-362-8363; Stoughton: 306-457-8089 ADMINISTRATOR - TOWN OF ESTERHAZY. The Town of Esterhazy, population 2,336, invites applications for the position of administrator. Esterhazy is located in east-central Saskatchewan, 40 km west of the Manitoba border. This position requires a general administrative background with an Urban Certificate in Local Government Administration. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is provided. Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume, including three references, on or before May 16, 2008 to: Mayor Herb Hozjan Town of Esterhazy P.O. Box 490 Esterhazy, Saskatchewan S0A 0X0 Fax: 745-6797 Email: Web Site: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


Phone 445-7261 for information

PART-TIME CLEANING PERSON required For residential Mobile Home Park.

Please fax resumé to Sandy at

(306) 445-2266



CABIN FOR RENT - executive style, 3 bedroom cabin with hot tub. Located on quiet, secluded point on Murray Lake. Daily & weekly rates available. Ph: 306-441-9088


SUNTERRA FARMS LTD. is looking for experienced Stock People to join their Hog Production Team in Alberta. Successful candidates need to be dependable, dedicated, hardworking, have leadership qualities and be career minded. Experience in the swine industry is a necessity. Wages to commensurate with experience. Benefits upon hire. For more information contact Trish at 403-5463818. Fax resume to 403-546-4179 or email: WATCHMAN-SECURITY PERSON required for small marine terminal in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Please fax resume to (1)604-940-6440.

FARM HELP Farm Manager plus Farm Laborer required. Both positions require the ability to run all types of machinery. Full time. Wages will be based on experience and overtime is paid. Call Gene 306-842-3288 RV TECH Minard’ s Leisure World Weyburn, SK. is looking for an RV Tech or person with RV mechanical/general maintenance experience. Preference given to qualified individuals but are willing to train the right person. Gene at 1-877-842-3288 or fax resumé to 306-842-0707

A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN YOUR OWN PET FOOD BUSINESS, turnkey for under $10K. For more information Call Julie Mutch Toll-Free 1-877-738-3287 Ext. 217 or (604) 518-7706, The UPS Store® Franchise Opportunity Available. Join Canada’s largest network of neighbourhood business service centres. To learn more visit or call 1-800-661-6232. Personal Care Home in N. Battleford for sale, prime location. Serious inquiries only. For more information or to view 306-445-7621 WORK FROM HOME and turn 5 - 10 hours/week into $1,500.+/month without specializing in sales. Free information & online training provided. EXCELLENT INCOME / TAX BENEFITS in a home based business marketing Victorian linens, bedding and giftware at home parties, craft/ tradeshows, etc. Minimal investment., 306545-0229. WORLD CLASS - Far Infrared Saunas - Looking for dealers Territories available across Canada. Sales and/or Health background an asset. Please tell us about yourself. Email or call 1-800651-7968 ask for Greg.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! All equipment needed to build self framing metal buildings, treater and header buildings, shops, garages, etc! Take advantage of the boom before others. Great returns. Call Gene 1-306-842-3288

18 SERVICES OFFERED Will shingle, build fences, decks, painting, metal fascia soffit, home renovations, snow removal. Ph. 4458439. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. 1877-776-1660. CLEAR YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD NOW - A record affects employment and any travel anywhere! We Guarantee Your Pardon. Apply online or Call Today Toll-Free 1-800-298-5520. For all your interior painting call Linda 306-246-4678 Complete stucco repairs, wood, cement, foam block basements & complete foam walls, acrylic finishes, regular stucco. Book early! 35 years experience. Phone 306-843-3332 TREE REMOVAL - free estimates, fully insured, 55’ bucket truck, friendly courteous service. Contact Raymond Oleshko 445-7781 Rob’s Lawn & Garden Care rototilling, grass cutting & general yard care. 445-2736 or 441-5677 CLICK & SAVE at Battlefords newest advertising community.

19 HOLIDAY/TRAVEL ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES - Book Online at and save more on your vacations. Use code NCA74327 for discount or call us toll-free at 1-800-563-5722.

Casino Regina Getaway Stay at the Quality Hotel in Regina & receive a “ Pay $15, Play $30 coupon,” $5 food & beverage voucher, 2 for 1 Show Lounge Ticket & free shuttle to & from the casino. 1-888-569-1717 3 blocks from casino & Cornwall Shopping Free parking & daily newspaper 1717 Victoria Ave. Offer valid until March 30/09 Reservations are required Some blackout dates apply

20 EDUCATION & CAREER TRAINING GO WILD IN OUR CLASSROOMS! Train to be an adventure guide. Ninemonth Outdoor Recreation & Ecotourism Certificate. College of New Caledonia, Valemount, BC. 1888-690-4422; valemount HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING. Courses starting monthly. Dozer, Grader, Excavator, Loader, Rocktruck, Scraper. Tuition increase in effect Aug 18/08 to $9625. Practicum Training Institute (306) 9550079 www.practicumtraininginsti Regency College offers a wide range of training, criminal justice, hospitality, travel and interior decorating. Go to for more details or call 306-651-1700.


10822 Meighen Crescent Friday May 9 4 pm - 7 pm Saturday May 10 8 am - 3 pm Fridge & stove, table & 6 chairs, golf clubs, household items & more

GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALES GARAGE SALE PROMO KIT INCLUDES: • Ad - runs twice consecutive issues • 2 garage sale signs • Balloons • Price tags • Rollend (great for table covers, signs, etc.)

AND Name entered in $ 50.00 draw to be made September 19, 2008


14.00 + GST

RITE-WAY SERVICES Household & cottage renovations, insurance claims, RRAP programs, plumbing, decks, fences, painting, roofing REASONABLE RATES Call 446-2059 (leave message)

892 - 104th Street, North Battleford, SK 445-7261 or 1-866-549-9979 TO PLACE YOUR AD, PICK UP YOUR KIT & ENTER THE DRAW.

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LIKE NEW - 8 place setting ‘Chelsea Garden’ Spode China w/5 completer pieces $1,000.Ph: 446-2446

16 (13 white, 3 pecan) Hunter Douglas 2 1/2” Everwood venetian blinds with Stratford valances, used 2 years. 306-397-2773

Small house for sale in Maymont, 2 lots, some fixtures. 306-389-2131


UNRESERVED AUCTION: 24 home sites (11 lakefront) on Lake Athapapuskow, MB and 194+/- acres of ranchland near Lac La Biche, Alberta will be sold by Ritchie Bros. May 28 - 30 in Edmonton; 1-877-6755263.

White Kenmore electric range, easy clean, black ceramic top, expandable elements, like new, asking $500. obo. Ph: 937-3215

23-2 MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE Bell ExpressVu, new & used two-way radios, used professional guitars, aligned & set and ready to use, American Fender Stratocaster. Sales, service & installations for Superwinches from 1500 lbs - 11,000 lbs. Ph 937-3188 MOBILITY EQUIPMENT: Priced to sell. Over 20 used scooters, lift chairs & many wheeled walkers. Total Independence Plus 1-800-472-5063. AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/ U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS Durable, Dependable, Preengineered, All-Steel Structures. Custom-made to suit your needs and requirements. Factory-Direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-6688653 ext. 170 for free brochure. A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. #1 A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colours available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. Maple glider, $100. Antique desk, $40. Panasonic microwave, $30. Newly reupholstered couch & chair, $250. One year old 5 cu. ft. freezer, paid $400., sacrifice $200. Call Dennis or Misty 445-1255, leave message. ADD AND SAVE on home phone reconnection. Bad credit - no problem! Up to $30. off for new customers, plus lower monthly rates! Call Tembo 1877-266-6398 or sign up online Guns for sale. 446-2266 1 cylinder water cooled engine off a jigger, ‘81 Chev, GMC 1/2 ton diesel 5.7, new transmission, motor not working, have extra one, 2 old cook stoves, 2 old camp stoves, Model A motor & parts, 1967 Cadillac Deville, 4 dr. hard top. 306-837-2147 Good laptop, internet ready, $200. Another laptop $50. Upright piano, $500. Good stereo, $250. New Tae Kwon Doe Gi, $50. Call Pat 306-8432904 96 upright Coke machine, Model VS92B, serial 102471. Potbelly 190 McClary Blazer. Upright Heintmen piano & bench, 4 ft. brass wagon grain probe. Padded tractor chains, size 12 by 28 or 13 by 26. Assortment of steel traps. Ph: 306-228-4474 Used paintball equipment - Tidman 98 guns, $120. 20 oz tank, $20. New mask, $20. Phone 445-3482 3 YEAR OLD Colorado Blue Spruce, 20”, $3.99/each (70 for $139.30, free shipping). Also Swedish Aspen, Pines, Poplars, Lilacs, etc. Prairie grown, prairie seed. 1-866-873-3846; Motorcycle leathers - lady’s jacket & chaps, size 12. Large dog carrier. 4454359, evenings

For Sale - Sheltie puppies, sable & white, registered, 1st shots, guaranteed from reputable breeder. 306-883-2823 Beautiful pure white Maremma puppies, ready to go, great guard dogs & pets, $150. Ph: 306-246-4468 Shih Tzu BICHON CROSS puppies, vaccinated, vet checked, ready to go. Phone 306-948-2000, Biggar, SK 9 Chocolate Lab puppies for sale. Ready for the end of April. Registered Chocolate father; non registered female. Parents have excellent temperament. Asking $350. Ph: 306893-4060 Border Collie puppies, purebred, not registered, ready to go, $80. Ph: 4459281 Miniature Schnauzer puppies for sale, socialized, ready to go. Call 306-7733578 or email englishlady@sasktel .net

24-1 ACREAGES FOR SALE RUSTIC DRIVE ESTATES: Five - 5 acre lots remaining. Located 2 kms NE of North Battleford. Includes power, gas & telephone. Call 4450107 2 acreages for sale 5 miles northwest of Battleford on Hwy 16, then 3 miles west on Twin Lake Road. Ph: 4456594

24-2 CABINS FOR SALE 2 bdrm mobile, Aquadeo Beach, leased lot, full deck, new 8’ x 12’ shed, quiet area, 100 ft. to beach. Phone 937-7688 WANTED - Looking for lakefront cabin or lot on Jackfish or Murray Lake. Will pay cash. No realtors please. Ph: 403519-4066

5 windows, 63 1/2 x 23 1/4, double paned, 1 opens. Phone 937-3334 7 X 16 car trailer with ramps, 2 - 3500 lb axles, $1,500. 7 x 20 car trailer, 2 7000 lb axles, $2,000. Ph: 445-9897

SPECKLE PARK BEEF - excellent marbling, average weight 300 lbs/half, can deliver to your local butcher shop. Phone Barry 306-893-2988, Neilburg, SK UNIVERSITY SPECIALIST HAS a 4 bedrm 2 bath 2 kitchen College park bungalow feat lovely low-maint tile. $344,900. Call Jim Bridgeman Royal Lepage Saskatoon, 306-230-6466. Oak piano & bench for sale, Wurlitzer upright, $2,500. firm. 445-2628


BUYING/SELLING FEED GRAINS Wheat, barley, rye, triticale, feed pulses, spring threshed-heated / damaged-canola/flax. Premium on quality barley/wheat. Western Commodities 877-695-6461 350 acres standing hay ‘08 season, possible long term. 306-824-4530


“HASSLE FREE” Buy thru us and we’ll deliver as well. Delivery can be as soon as 3-4 weeks. Check out our for floorplan descriptions or call John at 204-362-3735 or 888-416-0034.

Buying calves, yearlings, cull cows & bulls off farm. Also, can market your cattle through team auction sales. Owen Weekes 306-948-2387. Black Angus & Red Angus bulls & heifers on moderate growing ration, performance information available. Brian or Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, Glaslyn 306-342-4407 BOX J RANCH has Charolais bulls for sale, reasonably priced & guaranteed. Ph: Craig Jones 306386-2728

1918 Character home located in Edam - 1500 sq. ft., completely reno’d & remodeled, on double lot, double garage, asking $195,000. Contact Ashley or Kris 306-397-2394 Personal Care Home in N. Battleford for sale, prime location. Serious inquiries only. For more information or to view 306-445-7621 YES WE HAVE quality manufactured homes for sale. Beautiful! Reasonable prices. Approximately 1 - 2 months delivery. 780-861-0213

3 - 2 year old Black Angus proven bulls. 306-397-2678, Edam, SK Registered yearling Charolais bulls, mostly polled, easy calving blood lines, will keep until April & semen test, $1,800. - $2,000. Phone Bill 306-3876661 or Les 306-387-6596, Charrow Charolais, Marshall, SK Black Angus yearling bulls, out of easy calving sire, bred for the rancher. Call 937-3761 2 proven purebred Red Angus bulls, 3 yrs, 75 - 80 lb. birth weight, $1,600. each. 306-246-4468

1 bedroom house in Unity, 385 - 6th Ave. East, asking $35,000. Phone 446-2513. Available immediately.

Black Angus yearling bulls, heifers & 2 yr. old bred heifers. Ph: 892-2119 or 892-4342

A MUST SEE - extensively renovated 1076 sq. ft. bi-level, 3 + 2 bdrms, 2 full bathrooms, 2245 Douglas Ave. Open House Saturday 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday 2 - 4 p.m. 445-1169

JOHNER STOCK FARM bulls, polled Hereford, Black & Red Angus, 2 year olds & yearlings, low birth weights, high performance, semen checked, delivered. David 306-893-2714 or Justin 306-893-2667

WELCOME HOME! BEAUTIFUL 1650 sq. ft. Battleford home, furnished 3 car garage, 800 sq. ft., basement, family room, gourmet kitchen, master with fabulous ensuite, landscaped with paving stone drive. View 7 - 9 p.m. Thursdays or 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays at 91 - 15th St. Phone 306398-4092 or 398-7490. Move in today.

Black Angus bulls, yearling & 2 year old bulls, semen tested, delivered and guaranteed. Deposit will hold until spring. McCaffrey Angus Farms, 306397-2812 16 Charolais Gelbvieh cross cow/calf pairs, some yet to calf, all vaccinated & ivomeced, $1,100. each. 306-8374534, Barthel, SK Gelbvieh bulls, yearlings & 2 year olds, polled, purebred. Will deliver. Phone 306-397-2653, Charmac Farms Purebred Charolais bulls, yearlings & 2 yr olds, reasonably priced, semen tested, and delivered. Voegeli Bros. Charolais, Maymont. Norman 306389-4605 or Dennis 306-389-2136

Rear tined garden tiller, Poulan Pro, 6.5 HP, good condition, $350. Call Ken 937-2086

Kitchen table set, white legs with dusty rose & black upholstery, 6 chairs, $300. Ph: 445-0054

25-1 FEED FOR SALE TOP PRICES PAID for feed barley, wheat, oats, rye & triticale. Priced at your bin. Pearman Feed & Grain, Saskatoon 306-477-2401.


Electric fiddle (new) plus Kustom amplifier, price $475. firm. Phone 9377130

Reader board sign with letters & numbers, asking $500. Phone Barb 445-8214

Various country residential 2 acre lots, 7 miles east of N. Battleford. Phone & natural gas on property. Power adjacent to property. 445-9897


New triple axle trailer assembly 3/ 7000 lb including brakes & mounting brackets to build your own trailer. $1,600. Phone 446-4462 or email: Wedding dress, new, size 12, never worn, plus veil, $500. Ph: 446-2560 (evenings best)


FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 Bedroom House in Battleford Garage, fenced yard $


Available May 15/08

For info call 445-8778

Black Angus yearling bulls for sale, sired by a son of Ronan Tex 10x and by Atlasta Merit 27P Don Wood Angus, George Nachtegaele. 306386-2469 SILVER CREEK RANCH has for sale 2 yr old Red & Black Angus bulls, semen tested, will keep till May 1st. Phone 445-6515 or 446-2689, North Battleford, SK Complete herd dispersal with hay & 1,100 acres pasture available, April, May calving. 306-883-3637 45 Simmental cross cow/calf pairs, calving April, can feed until May 30th, $985./pair. Phone 306-228-3060 Good selection of Red Angus & polled Simmental bulls, Reds, Blacks, Fleckvieh. Guaranteed & delivered. Storebo Farm, Beechy 306-856-4942 or cell 859-7779




Registered 2 year old & yearling Black Angus bulls for sale. EPD’s available. Haynes Angus, Biggar, SK 306-9482563

Selling 2001 Chevy Impala, new tires, asking $5,500. Ford 1/2 ton, ext cab, 4 x 4, 4.6 L engine, asking $7,500. Ph: 937-2735

Get the white facing advantage. Polled yearling bulls, EPD information available, starting at $1,600. Ph: 306856-4424 or 856-4443, Conquest, SK

1941 Mercury Business Coupe, partly finished, lots of parts, new paint job, $6,000. obo. 445-3418

2001 Chev Silverado LS, ext cab, 2 wheel drive, 5300 V8, loaded, mint, 89,000 kms, always shedded, Sask tax paid, $13,400. obo. Ph: 306-8252891

RED ANGUS - good selection of yearling bulls, semen checked, can deliver, $1,400. & up. Chance to win! J Bar Dee Farms, Conquest, SK 306856-2028 or 867-7586 Purebred Charolais bulls, will deliver when needed. Phone 306-243-4509 or 867-7988, Bar EW Charolais

25-3 MACHINERY FOR SALE Air seeder - Morris CP 731, 35 ft., Valmar 240 air pack, splitter boots, Bourgault 2115 tank. 60 ft. Brandt sprayer, 620 gal. B3, 36 ft. Morris rod weeder. 306-398-2737 24 ft. IH 100 drills. Phone 306-3982737 1993 220 Spray Coupe, new tank, A/ C, Raven Rate Control, foam markers, 60 ft. hydraulic boom, 2 sets rear tires, 1250 hrs, $16,500. obo. Ph: 306-342-4566, Glaslyn

1986 Pontiac 6000, 4 cyl, auto, 219,000 kms, $999., 202-32nd St., Battleford. 445-8903 2008 Honda Odyssey EXL-RES, private sale, 400 kms, $39,500., no gst, (list $45,000. plus taxes), fully loaded including remote start, DVD, backup camera display, heated leather seats. 204-896-9831 or 306228-3996 2001 Honda Accord EXL, 4 dr, V6, auto, leather, black, rear spoiler, P/ sunroof, excellent condition, 200,000 kms, mostly highway, $12,000. Ph: 306-228-3996 or 228-8330 2003 VW Jetta TDI, fully loaded, 160,000 kms, new windshield, 2 sets tires - winter & summer, $16,500. obo. 445-4261 2001 Pontiac Grand Am, loaded, 6 pack CD, new tires. This car looks & drives like new. Must be seen. $7,000. obo. 937-2478

1983 John Deere 8450, always shedded, excellent condition, well maintained, field ready, 7,300 hrs, asking $23,500. obo. 306-246-4963

1998 Saturn SC2, sunroof, C/S, 5 spd, cruise, CD player, new front tires, 249,000 kms, excellent condition, $3,500. 446-1922 or 481-3511

Versatile 555 tractor, new 18.4 - 38 rubber, 4300 hrs. Phone 441-5492 or 937-3754 after 6 p.m.

2007 Ford Taurus SLE, sunroof, leather, 3M hood kit, 5 mag tires, 4 new snow tires on rims, 6 player CD, A/C, both power front seats, offers. 446-4883 or 441-0501

5710 single shoot with 5350 tank $65,000 Financing available,1999 9610 1300 sep hours $100,000, 1998 9610 2200 sep hours $70,000, JD 4640 5500 hours $25,000, Bourgeault liquid fertilizer tank. Call for many other items 441-1532

1998 Plymouth Breeze, fresh safety inspection, many new parts. 2001 Ford Focus, good condition, great gas mileage. $3,500. each obo. 306-3424272

45’ Harrow packers, diamond harrows, small tires, $800. and 33’ M-11 Morris Seedrite, $1,100. Call 306-834-9050

1988 Olds 98 Touring Sedan, 4 door, auto, loaded, nonsmokers, no rust, beautiful condition, 140,000 kms, $3,350. Ph: 604-719-1595

2007 - 252 B Cat Skid Steer, 150 hours, A/C, heat, $42,500. Call 306342-4975

1991 Olds Cutlass Supreme, 2 dr, red, 214,500 kms, $2,500. obo. 441-0256

AL OEMING’S Spectacular 20th Spring Sale, May 25, Noon. 25 km east of Edmonton Hwy 14. Horse drawn vehicles. Wide variety and great selection horse day antiques; Phone 780-210-2501.

25-4 MISC. AGRICULTURAL FOR SALE GPS units for sale - new S-3 Outback, new & used S-2, 1 - 360 mapping unit. 306-397-2678, Edam, SK 18.4 - 34 tractor chain, 1 yr old. Dr. Frank calf puller, new. 306-824-4530 160 bushel creep feeder, 2 years old, $2,100. Phone 306-342-4975 16’ stock trailer, $1,400. obo. 306-3982800

25-5 SEED/PULSE CROPS FOR SALE Common #1 Meadow Brome, Smooth Brome, Beaver Alfalfa, Rangelander Alfalfa, Crested Wheat, Yellow Clover, Timothy , grower direct, reasonable prices, blending & delivery available. Siklenka Seeds, Glaslyn, SK 306342-4290 or 342-2150 Seed oats, cleaned, 96% germination, $4.25/bushel. Phone 937-2061 GRASS & LEGUMES - Alfalfa, certified Beaver #1, Meadow Brome, Smooth Brome, Crested Wheat grass, Timothy & other grasses & legumes upon request. Baxter’s Seed Farm 445-5414 Common oat seed, forage milling varieties, cleaned, good germination & Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover seed. 306-466-4588

26-1 AUTO PARTS FOR SALE AUTO/TRUCK PARTS Wrecking over 2000 Vehicles. All models, cars, trucks up to 3 tons. Lots of 4x4’s. We ship parts anywhere & offer a 90 day warranty. Call Northeast Recyclers Toll Free 1-877-903-3325, Lloydminster.

26-2 CARS FOR SALE GUARANTEED APPROVAL! DRIVE AWAY TODAY! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 1,000 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery. 1-800-669-9451. 2001 Nissan Maxima GLE, fully loaded, C/S, excellent condition, heated leather seats, new tires, 179,000 kms, $9,800. obo. 446-2059 2005 Toyota Corolla, 5 spd, A/T/C, 50,000 kms, 5,000 ft. remote starter, new tires, nonsmoker, excellent condition, no damage, history. 4463208 2003 Altima for sale by original owner, excellent condition, serious offers only. 445-8621 2006 Pontiac G6, 45,000 kms, V6, 4 dr, white, command start, A/T/C, P/ W, P/L, $13,900. Call 445-2921 or 441-9080 2003 Matrix, black, loaded, good grip tires, $15,500. Ph: 441-7782 or 8922262

GAS SAVER - 1999 Mercury Mystique, 6 cyl, gas economy & comfortable ride in this really nice little car, $3,295. obo. 441-0270 or 4463077 2007 Pontiac G5, 4 dr, 18,000 kms, 1 set winter tires, 1 set summer tires, excellent shape, $13,000. Call 306834-9050 1994 Chev Cavalier, 5 spd, not running - needs water pump & head gasket, body in good shape, asking $800. obo. Phone 306-480-7888 1984 Grand Marquis, 2 door, A/T/C, P/W, P/L, 220 K, excellent condition, $500. Phone 937-3696 2001 Chrysler LHS, taupe, 126,000 kms, P/W, P/S, leather, sunroof, tracking, radio, CD, cassette, dealership serviced, $9,500. obo. 445-0054 or 445-5151 (w) 1977 Pontiac, 4 dr, 350, P/S, P/B, A/ T/C, tires like new, new battery & fuel pump, no rust, reliable car, $1,000. obo. 306-398-2800

1976 Chev 3/4 ton, 4 x 4, 250 - 6 cyl, excellent mechanical condition, service body, $1,500. Ph: 445-9897 2001 GMC, 4 door, short box, ext cab, 4.3 L, 30 mpg, 119,000 kms, A/T/C, asking $9,900. Phone 445-9897 1994 Dodge Dakota, 4 x 4, ext cab, V6, 5 speed, loaded with canopy, good condition, hwy miles 267,000 kms, Sask tax paid, $4,995. obo. 306825-2891 1995 Chev, 4 x 4, 1/2 ton, A/T/C, 175,000 kms. Phone 446-2612 2004 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD. Extended cab 4x4, loaded, trailer package. Black exterior, grey interior. 110,000 km $26,500. Call 306-3819320 (Saskatoon).

26-4 VANS FOR SALE 1999 Ford Windstar SEL, leather, power sliding doors, CD, very good condition, 171,000 kms, $7,500. obo. 445-5645 or 441-2758 $500. REBATE - 2000 Toyota LE van, 7 passenger, 4 captain chairs, P/W, P/S, P/L, new tires & windshield, well maintained, 210,000 kms, $10,500. After 6 p.m. 445-9117 or 441-9268 TRADEMAN’S SPECIAL - 1990 Dodge 250, full sized, extended, cargo van, Offers. Phone 445-4400 after 6 p.m. 2005 Chev Venture, 7 passenger van, fully loaded, 100,000 miles, $12,000. Ph: 446-0986 2007 Ford Free Star (Sport), 7 passenger van, fully loaded, DVD, 4.3 L, 34K, beautiful dark grey, like new, $23,900. Phone Rick 445-5985 1991 Plymouth Grand Voyageur, 7 passenger, mini van, loaded with options, very good condition, retired lady driven, no problems, $4,500. or offers. Phone 937-2165 MUST SELL! 2000 Dodge mini van, command start, very low mileage, like new condition. 306-356-4630 2008 Grand Caravan SXT, fully loaded, red with seriously upgraded audio system, very mileage, fully treated, $42,000. obo. 446-2805 or 481-5246 2003 Ford Windstar Sport mini van, loaded with power driver’s seat, power adjusting pedals, command start, 104 K, asking $9,500. Phone 306-228-2554 2004 Ford Freestar SEL, loaded, leather heated seats, mint condition, must see, $9,995. Phone 306-8452397, Turtleford 2000 Dodge Caravan, silver, 1 owner, nonsmoker, reg. maintenance, P/S, P/ W, P/B, P/L, A/T/C, high mileage - all highway driven, very reliable, well cared for van, never been in an accident, $3,200. obo. Marci 4456413


1992 Ford Thunderbird, excellent condition, good tires, good gas mileage, 262,000 kms, $2,700. Ph: 445-4593

ATV Yamaha Grizzly 660 with blade, wrench, hand warmers & many extras. About 200 hrs use. Asking $8,500. Ph: 441-0258

2003 Buick Century, green, auto, 3.1 L, A/T/C, CD player, 195 K, highway driven, good condition, $7,200. Ph: 937-2086

2001 Polaris 500 Magnum, 4 x 4, wench, Bear Claw tires, 1,100 miles, excellent condition, $4,700. Ph: 306823-4368


2001 Honda 450 ES, rollbar, 2 sets tires - mud/factory, 5,000 kms, good condition, $4,300. obo. 306-893-2977

2004 GMC Canyon, 4 x 4, extended cab, 96,500 kms, $18,900. obo. Ph: 441-2030 1999 F150, 4.2, 5 spd. Runs, drives & looks like new. A must see. $9,500. Phone 445-2736 2001 Dodge Ram 1500, SLT, 4 dr, fully loaded, leather interior, 2 WD, bed liner & cap, 130 K, $8,200. obo. 4452209 / 446-2760 / 441-7007 2007 Toyota 4 Runner, 4 x 4, V6, 32,000 miles, loaded, power sunroof, traction control, 3rd row seating (seats 7), must be seen, $31,900. obo. 4450498, evenings 2006 Toyota Tundra SR5, 4 door, white/grey interior, 2 wheel drive, loaded, 40,000 miles, $29,500. Ph: 445-7864 1994 F150 XLT, extended cab, 4 x 4, 194,000 kms, 351, 5.8 L, V8, P/W, P/ L, A/T/C, command start, new tires, $6,995. obo. 446-4816 2008 Dodge 1500, Hemi engine, 4 x 4, satellite radio, keyless entry, remote start, 500 kms, trailer tow pkg. 4464883 or 441-0501 2003 F150 XL, 4 x 4, Triton, V8, 4.6 L, A/T/C, 156,000 kms, regular cab, long box. 306-845-3270, evenings or 306-845-8116, days 2003 GMC ext cab, 4 x 4, short box, most options, roll box cover, remote start, chrome pkg, excellent condition, $18,500. Ph: 306-441-3813 1994 Chev super cab, diesel, very good condition, $10,000. Ph: 4460986 1997 Ford Expedition, loaded, excellent condition. 445-0148

Brand new 2007 quad, Can-am Outlander XT-4X-800 EFIG, 2500 lb winch, GST paid, no PST, $10,995. Ph: 306-845-2397 2007 Suzuki King Quad 700 with winch, mint condition, 192 miles, $8,000. Ph: 441-7409 or 403-4419320

27-2 BOATS FOR SALE 16’ Edson boat, 60 HP Mariner outboard & trailer. $2,500. obo. Neil Wismer, Cut Knife 403-257-0784 1997 16 ft. Campion, open front, ski bar, full top cover, 90 HP Merc., recent tune-up, comes with trailer, very good condition, $12,900. Ph: 445-5645 or 441-2758 14 ft. Lund w/1993 - 25 HP Johnson, trailer & cover, used very little, one owner, $3,600. For pics email: or phone 446-4462 2000 LARSON, 186 S.E.I., 210 HP, 4.3 L, V6 engine E.F.I., complete with fish finder, EZ Load trailer, canopy & tarp, stainless steel prop, $16,900. obo. 445-7230 or 780-871-1586 1984 Blue Fin, 16 ft., 1983 - 90 HP Johnson, tilt & trim and 1984 Univision trailer, asking $4,000. Phone 3862035

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10’ Big Foot camper (1984), excellent condition, 3 way stove, etc., $3,500. obo. Neil Wismer, Cut Knife, SK 403257-0784

2000 Vanguard Legend 5th wheel, 28’, slide hard side, Legend pack, A/ C, outside shower, power jacks, awning, excellent condition, stored inside, asking $22,000. Ph: 306-8922266

1988 Citation motor home, GMC chassis, sleeps 6, rear bed, 125,000 kms, excellent condition, asking $12,000. 198?, 16’ Trihull, open bow, 115 HP Johnson, tow bar, on EZ Load trailer, asking $1,500. obo. Serious inquiries only. 306-843-2273 1988 Class A Winnebago motorhome, 50,000 miles, A/C, generator, replaced fridge & water heater. $15,800. Ph: 306-892-2262 or 4417782 1997 Kustom Koach 5th wheel, 28’, table w/4 chairs, RK, sofa bed, long slide, $18,000. 2004 Cougar 5th wheel, 30’, table w/4 chairs, hide-abed, 2 swivel chairs, long slide, $27,000. Ph: 306-228-3753, Unity, SK

1992 Terry Resort, 24’, excellent condition, rear bedroom, air, awning, full bath, ducted furnace, large fridge & microwave, asking $10,500. Ph: 446-2320

27-4 MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 2004 Suzuki RM65, like new, $2,400. obo. Moto-cross gear for 8 - 12 yr old with or without bike. 306-398-4043 or 398-4041

1991 Sierra 5th wheel trailer, 24 1/2 ft, sleeps 6, excellent condition. Phone 446-2612


Careers Summer Employment Summer office assistant required immediately for a busy real estate office. Applicant must possess the following: • Strong computer skills. Experience with html an asset. • Cheerful and efficient attitude with public and staff. • Pleasant telephone personality. Ideal for post-secondary students. Please apply in confidence and in person with resumé and references to Roger Manegre. ®

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1987 Prowler 24.5 ft, 5th wheel, excellent condition, sleeps 6, $6,500. obo. 306-397-2584 2001 - B21B Hybrid, F/S, exterior stove, A/C, U-shaped front dinette, tandom axle, very good condition, $12,500. Ph: 445-2178 or 441-6682

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AUTOMOTIVE PARTS WORKER Parts Department in busy GM dealership requires a Parts Counter Worker. Computer and automotive experience an asset. Good benefits and opportunities for advancement in a group of 10 auto dealerships. Forward resumé in confidence to: Gord Winfield, Parts Manager Ulmer Chevrolet Box 1270 North Battleford, Sask. S9A 3L8 Email:


Phone (306) 446-8800 1977 Yamaha XS 750, 8,800 kms, liquid cooled, shaft drive, kick start & electric, center kick stand, 5 spd transmission, $1,995. Ph: 306-3862732 or 441-9835 1980 Gold Wing Interstate, immaculate condition, serious inquiries only, $4,800. firm. Ph: 306631-0862

Careers Retail & Catalogue Salesperson/Warehouse Person Full Time & Part Time Positions Available Apply to Sears Authorized Dealer 1242 - 102nd Street, North Battleford, SK

RETAIL POSITION We are looking for an individual for full-time employment. Decorating, retail and computer experience an asset. Apply with resumé to:

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated




Service Department Manager


Ulmer Chevrolet , North Battleford invites applications for the position of Service Manager. The successful candidate will manage a busy GM automotive repair shop, and be responsible for personnel, training, shop maintenance, GM warranty administration, and customer satisfaction. He or she will have excellent communication skills, basic computer familiarity, and mechanical knowledge. Join a dealership with an outstanding record of customer satisfaction, an excellent benefits plan, and opportunities for advancement in a group of 10 auto dealerships. Forward your resumé in confidence to:

Maidstone High School and Ratushniak Elementary requires a Temporary Full-Time Student Wellness Coordinator, beginning as soon as possible to December 19, 2008. This position will be split between the two schools consisting of 5 hours per day at Maidstone High and 3 hours per day at Ratushniak Elementary.

Karen Ulmer, General Manager Ulmer Chevrolet Box 1270 North Battleford, SK. S9A 3L8 e-mail:

We guarantee our Classifieds! Call today 445-7261

Resumés complete with a list of at least three professional references will be received until 4:00 p.m. on May 13, 2008 and should be forwarded to: Ron Biberdorf Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Northwest School Division #203 Lloydminster Service Centre 5411-50th Avenue Lloydminster, SK S9V 0R1 Fax: (306) 825-3991 E-mail: Ref #ML08-001

BATTLEFORDS TRADE & EDUCATION CENTRE INC. We are accepting applications for a

BENEFITS & PAYROLL CLERK at Battlefords Trade and Education Centre

1561-100th Street, North Battleford

Please check our website at for details on duties and requirements. The Maidstone High School Principal, Brennan Becotte can be reached at (306) 893-2351 and Rod Kalmakoff, Principal at Ratushniak Elementary can be reached at (306) 893-2634.

Qualifications: • Experience with EasyPay Payroll System/Sage Accounting System preferred; • Strong attention to detail; • Current criminal check required Responsibilities: • Process payroll; • Maintain employee changes, deductions for benefit premiums, pension, staff coffee fund, etc.; • Assist with benefit plan during new hire orientation and completion of forms; • Submit all needed paperwork for new hires and terminations; • Reconcile benefit vendor invoices monthly; • Oversee benefits program; • Maintain personnel files; • Answering phones, front desk duties for holidays, etc Submit resumés to: Executive Director Battlefords Trade and Education Centre Inc. 702-102nd Street North Battleford, SK S9A 1E3 On or before 4:00 p.m., May 12, 2008.

For Classified Advertising Phone 445-7261

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Battlefords Family Health Centre, located in downtown North Battleford is seeking applications for the home visiting component of the Kids First program. Two HOME VISITORS will be recruited on a permanent full-time basis. The Kids First program is a provincial initiative, jointly managed by representatives from Ministry of Social Services, Prairie North Health Region, Living Sky School Division #118, Light of Christ RCSSD #16, and Miwayawin Health Services Inc. Job Summary Under the direction of the Home Visiting Supervisor, the HOME VISITORS will provide ongoing intensive supportive home visiting services to families and expectant mothers within North Battleford. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Knowledge and awareness of cultural values and practices within the community • Awareness of and demonstrated ability to relate to families facing multiple challenges relating to parenting • Experience working with children from 0-5 years of age an asset • Knowledge of child development and family dynamics (an Early Childhood Worker certificate is an asset) • Minimum requirement is a high school diploma • Basic computer skills are required • Good written and oral communication skills • Ability to work in a team environment • Demonstrated maturity • Positive attitude • Able to work flexible hours • Valid driver’s license • Access to an insured vehicle during working hours • Mileage will be compensated Please submit resumé, with cover letter stating qualifications, experience and three references by May 20, 2008 at 5:00 pm (facsimile applications will be accepted) to the following address: Janice W. Kennedy, Executive Director Battlefords Family Health Centre Room 103, 1192-101st Street North Battleford, SK S9A 0Z6 Fax: (306) 445-8355 For further information contact Janet Hainstock, Kids First Home Visiting Supervisor (306) 937-6752.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Careers POSITION AVAILABLE Full Time Nail Technician Experience preferred Due to the increasing demand for services and the increasing Battleford’s growth, we require more qualified professionals to join our team. Please apply with resumé to Patti at:



Kal Tire is now looking for motivated individuals looking for career advancement in Sales & Service. We offer competitive wages, benefits and more. If you are tired of a dead end job this may be the career for you. *Applicant requires a minimum Gr. 12 education. Apply in person at Kal Tire on 100th Street, North Battleford

is currently accepting applications for

FULL TIME DRIVERS Please e-mail or fax resumé with driver’s abstract to the following: Fax: (306) 445-1512 or E-mail:

Frontier Mall 446-4333


Celebrating 25 years in the Battlefords & Growing!!

Facility Operations Manager



Member Service Representative The Turtleford Credit Union has an employment opportunity for full-time Secondary and/or High School Summer Student commencing June 2, 2008 or a mutual agreed upon date. Applicants must be bondable; self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written and have the ability to work within a team environment. These individuals will be the first line of communication to members, must be able to develop relationships with members and be able to portray a professional image at all times. Salary ranging from $10.00/hour to $12.00/hour plus holiday pay. Written applications, including experience and references, will be received until May 21, 2008 and should be forwarded to: Turtleford Credit Union Box 370, Turtleford, SK S0M 2Y0 Phone: (306) 845-2105 E-mail:

We are looking for an operations leader to assume the efficient and profitable management of a high throughput concrete grain terminal. This will include responsibility for inventories consisting of receiving, binning, blending, shipping, processing and quality control functions of the various commodities, as well as management and development of staff. The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary education in agriculture, business administration or commerce, experience in a high throughput grain facility, as well as experience in leading and coaching staff. Equivalent combinations of education and work experience will be considered. Viterra offers a competitive salary and benefits plan.


Please submit your resume by May 19, 2008.

Viterra Inc. is Canada’s leading agribusiness. With operations in Canada, the United States and Japan, we are a diversified corporation involved in crop inputs and services, grain handling and marketing, livestock feed, agri-food processing and financial services. Viterra has the products, partnerships and knowledge to serve customers on the farm and around the world.

445-7261 OR TOLL FREE


2625 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 7T9 FAX: (306) 569-5011 EMAIL:

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Gold Eagle Casino

Join Alberta’s Fastest Growing Company Brahma Compression is the leading provider of sub 100 HP gas compression to many of North America’s leading energy companies

POSITION: FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN Primary Job Description: To provide service support in the following locations:

Job Title


# of Positions

Comp #


Close Date


Gold Eagle Casino

2 Full Time


$12.63 - $15.78 per hour

May 14, 2008

Sharing success... through the provision of superior gaming operations services. With gross revenues in excess of 100 million dollars annually, SIGA is Saskatchewan’s largest and most successful employer of First Nations people. SIGA is currently looking for creative, motivated, passionate, and energetic individuals to join our team.

Statement of Competencies Education:

Combination of relevant education, training and/or experience.


Experience providing customer service and working with many diverse situations and personalities. Previous housekeeping or custodial experience would be preferred.


Committed to SIGA's Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles Understanding and respectful of First Nations culture, values, beliefs, traditions and protocols Knowledge of SIGA's policies and procedures Knowledge of WHMIS and other industry safety standards

This position will consist of Start-up and commissioning of new compressor packages, general service, trouble shoot and repair of packages with the support of the Calgary head office and existing personnel. A service truck and specialty tools are provided, basic hand tools are to be provided by Technician. Training will be provided specific to our packages

Skill and Abilities:

Cooperates in a team environment, respects individual differences and values others contributions. Consistently reliable in performance and behaviour. Very good oral and written communication skills and able to express oneself clearly. Demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards staff and patrons. Able to break down problems into simple components in order to identify required tasks or activities. Demonstrates interest in self improvement by trying to acquire new skills and knowledge.

Job Requirements: Millwright or HD Mechanic would be preferred but a person with a strong mechanical background or aptitude, and a desire to learn this position may be considered. Brahma Compression prefers candidates within a 100km radius of the above locations. 3rd or 4th year Apprentice will be considered.

Personal Suitability:

Positive attitude Observant

• Lloydminster and Area • Wainwright and Area • North Battleford and Area • Provost and Area

Skill Requirements: • Strong communication skills. • Customer Oriented. • Excellent time management and organizational skills. • Problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills. • Job task planning and organizing. • H2S alive, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid would be an asset. • Clean class 5 License Please send your resumé to: Heather Mathiesen Human Resources, Brahma Compression e-mail:

Honest Adaptable

Innovative Attentive

Condition of Must consent to a background check in order to qualify for a Gaming License. Employment: Apply for, receive and maintain a Gaming License from Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority. Must be 19 years of age or older. Other Information:

Willing to work shift work including evening and weekends. Ability to lift up to 10 kg. Ability to work in an environment that is exposed to tobacco smoke and high noise levels. Able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Possession of a valid driver’s license would be an asset.

Main Duties: Pick up garbage on and around the gaming floor; empty all garbage cans in casino and remove garbage from the building; empty ashtrays and wipe down machines that are not in use; provide basic customer service to patrons with questions regarding directions and games; clean tables after hours and empty garbage in the Live Games area; shampooing of carpets during scheduled times; Vacuuming of all carpeted areas in the casino; responsible to clean offices and break rooms in the Administrative areas; all other duties as assigned by supervisor. SIGA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Preference will be given to qualified First Nations persons (Human Rights Exemption # E95-29). If required, a detailed job description may be obtained through the casino Human Resource Department. Consideration will be given to those submitting a cover letter quoting competition: 08-06-03 GEC Custodian and an updated resume with three references to: Mail resume to: Gold Eagle Casino Human Resource Department 11906 Railway Avenue North Battleford, SK S9A 3K7

Fax to: (306) 445-2855 Email to:

We thank all applicants and wish to advise that only those individuals that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FULL TIME & PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE J.B. Lockers is currently looking for a

Clerk/Meat Wrapper Drop off resumé to Dick

J.B. LOCKERS 1181 - 100th Street, North Battleford, SK

Phone: 445-3430

HELP WANTED PART-TIME & FULL-TIME SHIFTS AVAILABLE Apply with resumé to 1661-100th St. North Battleford


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FULL & PART TIME HELP WANTED Apply within RANCH HOUSE 1702 - 100th Street, North Battleford

is required. Travel course or person with extensive travel experience and previous office experience is preferred. Opportunity for advancement and travel. Apply in writing only to: MAHER TRAVEL 14A - 9800 Territorial Place North Battleford, SK S9A 3W6 or e-mail:

Battlefords Minor Hockey Association Inc.

Battlefords Boys & Girls Club is accepting applications for the position of

Program Coordinator The ideal candidate will have a combination of program related experience and/or education, and is responsible for the overall development, coordination and evaluation of Club programs as well as the supervision and development of program staff, volunteers and youth ages 6 - 17. Salary ranges from $13.00/hr to $15.00/hr depending on education and experience. A police record check and First Aid/CPR are required upon hiring. A detailed job description is available upon request. Applicants may submit a detailed resumé, including references, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2008 to: Battlefords Boys & Girls Club 1301 - 104th Street North Battleford, Sask. S9A 1N9 Phone: (306) 445-0002 Fax (306) 446-1313 E-mail:

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

is now accepting applications for the following

COACHES for the 2008 - 2009 Season • Atom AA Tier I • Pee Wee AA Tier I • Bantam AA Tier I • Midget AA Tier I Applications deadline is Monday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. Applications to be sent in writing to Battlefords Minor Hockey Association Box 684, North Battleford, Saskatchewan S9A 2Y9 or email to or fax to 306-446-0555 Applications are available on our website

Water Systems Sales Manager Anderson Pump House Ltd. with offices in North Battleford, and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, is looking to recruit a motivated individual to join our team in sales and marketing working in our North Battleford office. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding place to work, then we are interested in you! We are a growing and exciting company to work for and offer very competitive wages. We also provide above average employee benefits including a staff bonus program. Anderson Pump House Ltd. has an excellent reputation as being a quality employer.

REPORTER CORRESPONDENTS NEEDED (ALL RURAL AREAS) All District First Nations, Cando, Cochin, Hafford, Maymont, Medstead, Mervin, Paynton, Rabbit Lake, Spruce Lake, Lashburn. For more information contact: Becky Doig (Editor) E-mail: or Toll Free 1-866-549-9979 NOTE: These are freelance opportunities, not salaried positions. Ideally, reporter correspondents should reside within the communities listed.

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Your Duties: • Become the leader of our existing sales and customer service team • Supervise and manage the sales and service department • Supervise and manage the field service staff • Responsible for marketing and sales to all of our customers • Promote products and design water systems to meet our customers’ needs • Sell water systems products to a wide range of customers as required Your Qualifications: If you are the successful applicant you will have the following: • Experience in sales and marketing • Experience in management and supervising staff • Excellent public relations and interpersonal skills • Skill in using a personal computer • Ability to write and draft proposals • Ability to be a self starter and be highly motivated • Ability to work alone and establish priorities • Ability to problem solve • Ability to be a team player and teach others • Valid driver’s license Experience in any water system related industry would be an asset, however a successful applicant who does not have experience in this area will be provided with on the job training. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resumé to: Anderson Pump House Ltd. P.O. Box 1418 North Battleford, Sask. S9A 3M1 Phone: (306) 937-7741 Fax: 1-306-937-3766 E-mail: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Class 1 or 3A. Work in Maidstone area. Fluid Hauling experience an asset. Wages negotiable.

Contact 1-780-205-1847

FULL-TIME Working Manager required for

Rendezvous Hotel Edam, SK

• Living quarters available. • Business management experience preferred. • Salary negotiable. Please fax resumé to 1-306-397-2307 or mail to Dennis Johnson Box 75, Edam, SK S0M 0V0 Inquiries call 1-306-397-2291


GRAPHIC DESIGNER The Battlefords Regional Optimist is looking for a talented, creative and efficient individual to work PART TIME in our creative department on ad creation.

Qualifications: • Experience using QuarkXpress or InDesign, Pagemaker, Illustrator and Photoshop. • Experience working in a Macintosh Environment. • Have an eye for design and be able to multi-task and survive in a hectic environment. • Willing to train the right person.

Submit resumé or apply in person to: BATTLEFORDS PUBLISHING c/o Claude Paradis Box 1029 892 - 104th Street North Battleford, SK S9A 2E6 Phone: (306) 445-7261 Fax: (306) 445-3223 Closes Monday, May 30, 2008


PLAYGROUND LEADERS The City of North Battleford is looking for fun, energetic and enthusiastic young people to work at the City's playgrounds this summer. A typical day at the playground might look like this: - field games, painting, crafts, hopscotch, frisbee golf, special events - small group games, water play, etc.

If this sounds like a great summer job, we need you! Term June 23 - August 22, 2008 Salary as per Cupe agreement. Deadline for applications Friday, May 9th, 2008 Please submit an application form and resumé to: Laura Allan, Recreation Coordinator City of North Battleford, Box 460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2W9 Fax 445-1009 e-mail: The city of North Battleford wishes to thank those applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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Coming Events Business Opportunity Gallery Singers

directors Dianne Gryba and JoAnne Kasper present


a choral celebration of sacred song featuring special guests

will be CLOSED May 17, 18 &19, 2008

Battlefords Concert Band Brass Ensemble Battlefords String Quintet

Saturday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. Battleford United Church

Sorry for any inconvenience.

tickets $12 adults $10 students available from choir members or at the door

ASSESSMENT NOTICE Rural Municipality of Mervin #499 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the R.M. of Mervin No. 499 for the year 2008 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the Assessor from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday inclusive, from May 9, 2008 to June 9, 2008. 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 or classification to the Board of Revision is required to file his or her notice of appeal with: The Secretary of the Board of Revision, R.M. of Mervin No. 499, Box 130, Turtleford, SK, S0M 2Y0 by the 9th day of June, 2008.


All this for only $249,900 Call Erwin Tiessen, Hallmark Realty Phone 262-3833 for more details. 2nd agent Don McIvor.

Friday, May 9, 7:30 pm Songs of Love & Spring Tickets $10/$5 call 344-5405

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COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR Friday & Saturday, May 9 & 10 Spring Extravaganza - Mini Trade Show at Turtleford Senior Room. Friday from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 St. Paul's ACW's Annual Mother's Day Tea & Bake Sale at 1312 - 99th Street from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Announcements ANNOUNCEMENT

OUTDOOR SOCCER Pick up registration packages at Territorial Dental Clinic at the Co-op Mall until April 30 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Questions? Call Natalie 441-4418 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. or e-mail: LOTTERY TICKET CENTRE

For Classified Advertising Phone 445-7261

The North Battleford Medical Clinic wishes to announce that Dr. W. Nabi will be leaving our clinic to further his education, effective June 10, 2008. His patient’s charts will remain at NBMC. If you wish to continue your care at our clinic, please call 445-4415 to arrange transfer of your care to another physician.

Dr. Jerry A. Breker Dr. Dennis Braun

Optometrists Announce


For Sale By Tender FOR SALE BY TENDER Bids will be accepted on the following:

2006 Forest River Trail Blazer (enclosed trailer) Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. PST and GST applicable to purchase price. Prospective purchasers must rely on their own inspections. Items will be sold in “as is, where is” condition. Items can be inspected at Koopman’s Auto Body (972 - 103rd Street), during business hours. 6.) Innovation Credit Union is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this ad. 7.) All bids must include 5% deposit and be sealed and marked “Tender (particular item)”. 8.) Closing date for tenders will be 12:00 noon on May 9, 2008.

Submit sealed bids to: Innovation Credit Union Risk Management Department 1202 -102nd Street (Box 638) North Battleford, Sask. S9A 2Y7

Living quarters on lower level.

1301 102nd Street, North Battleford

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Join the excitement of small town Saskatchewan growth and development in Waldheim, only 45 minutes from Saskatoon. Monica’s Restaurant, the only full-service restaurant is waiting for you to explore its potential. The town welcomes Canadian cuisine or ethnic or national menu. Sunday buffet possibilities. Seats about 80.

Third Avenue United Church

Dated this 9th day of May, 2008.



effective May 1st - August 31 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday 8 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday evenings by appointment 1301W - 101st Street, North Battleford For appointments please call 445-5057

Saturday, May 10 Gallery Singers present 'Gloria' - a choral celebration of sacred song featuring special guests Battlefords Concert Band Brass Ensemble & Battlefords String Quintet at Battleford United Church at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 Tea, Bake Sale & Raffle sponsored by Lashburn Health Care Auxiliary at St. James United Church, Lashburn from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 Family Movie at North Battleford Library from 2:30 p.m. Phone 445-3206.

Saturday, May 10 Spring Tea & Bake Sale at Battleford United Church, Lower Hall from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 Edwards Society Fundraising Cookbook Sale at the Co-op Mall from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 10 Club 70 Dance Music by: Hamps at the North Battleford Legion Hall, 1352 - 100th Street from 8:00 p.m. - 12 midnight.

Saturday, May 10 Redberry Catholic Association Tea, Garage & Bake Sale at Downtown, Hafford Senior's Centre from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Proceeds to Catholic Conference at Redberry Lake Saturday, July 5.

Sunday, May 11 Knights of Columbus Mother's Day Brunch at 1202 - 105th Street, North Battleford from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 Harold Anderson's Students & the Lawrence School Fiddlers Old Time & Pattern Dance Music at Lawrence School Gym at 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 Maidstone Health Care Auxiliary "Florence Nightingale Strawberry Tea & Bake Sale at the Maidstone Legion Hall from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14 Battlefords Wildlife Federation Supper Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 16 & 30

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Kaiser Tournament at the Ukrainian Seniors Hall, 792 - 108th Street at 7:30 p.m. Phone 446-2269. This section, which will appear weekly in Wednesday's NewsOptimist, is provided free-of-charge to non-profit organizations. To list the Community Calendar please call News-Optimist at 4457261 or fax the information to 445-3223. Please provide complete information including event, time, date and location. Although we will do our utmost to make sure your event appears in this section, News-Optimist does not guarantee all submissions will appear. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. Friday prior to Wednesday's publication.

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Top right, Maidstone School of Dance students hosted a recital over the weekend. Here, a troop of tapping cowgirls demonstrate their skills. Above, Dysen performs an energetic hip hop number. Lower right, Taelor lifts off while peforming with Lauren in a beginner tap number.

Young dancers’ skills on display By Danica Lorer Freelance Reporter

MAIDSTONE — The Maidstone School of Dance

and Baton held their annual recital over the weekend. Dance School Musical was the theme, borrowing some of the songs and inspiration from the high school musical craze. Students were smiling and enthusiatic and there were even three boy dancers in the club this year. Instructor Melissa Paton’s passion for dance is infectious and her students are easily caught up in her energy and excitement. She not only teaches, but also dances, filling in for missing students and preparing a duet with a senior dancer. The performance was a showcase of a year of work

and the students demonstrated skill and strength in their moves. Watching their muscle control and movement proved the young dancers are true athletes. Brightly coloured costumes enhanced the performance and showed off the talent of the parents whose time and energy keep the club thriving. Most of the costumes were slightly modified summer outfits that the children will be able to wear again. Displays of jazz, tap, hip hop and baton twirling left the audience smiling and the perfomers beaming with pride.

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MacKenzie and Madison get into the spirit of their roles in the Maidstone School of Dance recital. Photo by Danica Lorer

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