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October 2012

Geppetto’s 1st Annual Chili Cook Off Joins Battle Against Breast Cancer

By Cathleen Roy The First Annual Chili Cook Off held at Geppetto’s in support of fighting Breast Cancer in early September was considered a complete success. The day included a silent auction complete with a grand prize of two 50 yard line Box Seat Tickets to a Winnipeg Blue Bomber game. A total of eight contestants entered the competition.

For a $5.00 donation spectators were able taste and vote for their favorite. Spectators were handed a bowl and took part in tasting each contestant’s chili entered into the contest. When the tasting was complete, the adhoc judges were asked to vote for their top three favorites with a first, second and third place rating. Cash prizes were handed out to the top 3 winners. Third place

took home $25, second place received $50 and first place put a $100 in their pocket. “I’m glad I saw the ad in The In Seine Newsletter,” said Sue, Second Place winner. “I had a great time and will definitely be entering again next year.” “My Chili is my own creation and this is the first time I’ve made it,” commented Rick , the third place winner. “I think it turned out

good.” Contestant Roger says he heard about the Chili Cook off when he stopped in for a hot dog and saw the sign. He said he will be back next year and this event seems well organized. “My Mom is a close family friend of Sandy’s (owner of Sandy’s Snack Shack) and I think this is a great concept,” said Hillary Chaput. “My mother, Ruby Chaput, is battling Breast Cancer. Ruby is the whole reason the Chili Cook Off came to be.” Organizer, Sandy Cote said she would like to thank everyone for coming out to supporting this great cause. 1st place winner was awarded to Marie. The event helped raise $1,000 for the fight against Breast Cancer. “I hope everyone marks there calendars for next year when we do our second annual cook off in August 2013,” concluded Sandy.

See page 2 for more pictures!


Top left: Supporters line up to win some big ticket prizes in the silent auction. Top right: Ruby Chaput standing in the middle surounded by family and friends. Bottom Left:The In Seine Ladies posing with organizer Sandy Cote.

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Upcoming Events Free card symposium and open house October 12th from 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Ste. Anne Wellness and Leisure Centre invites you to attend a free card symposium and open house at the Young at Heart Community Centre, 22 Dawson Road in Richer, and again on Friday October 19th at Place Ste. Anne located on 25 Demers Street in Ste. Anne. Come and enjoy an afternoon of unique activities and displays dealing with the topic of playing cards. Anyone interested in having fun and learning about the Centre’s program is welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided and lots of prizes to be won. For more information, contact Rita Lambert or Carmelle Bernard from Wednesday to Friday at 204-422-5624 ext. 234. Old Time Dance Saturday, October 13th, 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm An Old Time Dance will take place at Paradise Village in the Rec. Hall with live entertainment provided by the Buckskin & Satin Band. Advance Tickets only $ 12. A lunch will be served. Contact Larry/Carole at 422-5424 for more information. Ste. Anne PParish arish Supper October 28 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Ste. Anne Parish supper will take place at the Ste. Anne Immersion School gymnasium. Spaghetti and meat balls, homemade breads, Caesar salad and a large variety of desserts. $10 for ages 12 years and up, $ 5 children ages 6 to 11 years and Free for children 5 years and under. Free skating will take place every Sunday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Ste. Anne Arena.

Did you ever wonder

What is the speed of dark? What keeps electricity in the wall? Why the alphabet is in that order? What’s another word for synonym?

Fire Causes Ross To Evacuate A fire burnt out of control recently starting just north of the Trans Canada Hwy just off of PR 302 which soon became out of control causing the evacuation of the community of Ross. The fire started in a farmyard where a barn burned and the flames then spread northeastward. The seriousness of the blaze forced the Province of Manitoba to send in water bombers and helicopters to battle the fire from the air while approximately 75 emergency personnel fought the fire on the ground. Along with the evacuation of Ross, a number of other homes in affected areas were also evacuated affecting approximately 70 people. The community centre in Ste. Genevieve had its doors open for a bi-weekly food hamper distribution when the fire started. Without hesitation they quickly opened their door to the evacuated residents. The evacuation was lifted and all roads where open for travel by late the following day as the firefighters received some much need assistance from Mother Nature with the rain and snowfall. No injuries were reported or homes lost, just a few storage buildings.

Pictures of fire on page 4


Above: Torched diches and burned hydro poles are left as the fire spread north.

Above: Manitoba Hydro workers where a mile away when the fire broke out and they rushed to the scene and started work restoring the power lines as soon as the fire moved away from the the poles. Above: Water bombers and fire crews battling the blaze.

Above: Fire crews arrived on quads to get closer to the fire.

Above: Location where the fire started was left seriously scorched.


While walking through the mall the other day, my 3 year old son said, “Mama, is this the mall?” “Sure is,” I replied. He then stopped in his tracks and said (with arms waving and a funny British accent), “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most beautiful of the-mall?”

Dead Geese Disposed of in Ditch

My 3 1/2 year-old daughter was playing with her toddler brother one afternoon when she came running up to me, upset. Syd: Mom, he bit my cheek. Me: That’s terrible! What should we do about it? Syd: I think we should give him back to the doctor! After explaining to her that he’s OUR baby and we can’t give him back to the doctor, she suggested we try returning him to the hospital!

Rhonda Funk spotted a horrible site on October 3. Just outside La Coulee - right at the intersection of Dawson Trail and Faucher Rd in the south ditch she stopped to investigate. She saw these geese, 6 in total. Rhonda took a look to see what had happened and was sickened to find they had been shot and left there. “Some body parts were missing. One had no neck, others the chest was ripped open. I don’t think this was caused by an animal as there was no evidence of that,” Rhonda told the In Seine Newsletter. “Not sure if they were shot there or dumped as there is no evidence of that either, just scattered.” “This is sick, inhumane and gives responsible hunters a bad name. Reality is we may not know who did it and may never catch the person but maybe residences nearby can keep an eye out,” continued Rhonda. If anyone has information on this senseless crime please contact the Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-1234.


Reward Offered Bobby’s is still Missing. Bobby is a 3 year old brindled male boxer with white tips on his paws and a white chest. He is fixed and tattooed. Bobby was wearing a green collar and has a black cist on his back left leg!! Bobby was last seen on August 23rd at Faucher line, east of Ste. Anne just off the Trans Canada.

If anyone has any information please contact Cathy or Jim at 371-1301 or 422-9485.

New Cross Adourns Catholic Church Workers finish up installing the new cross on top of the Ste. Anne Catholic Church recently. The project involved some heavy equipment with a very long reach. Photo by Cathleen Roy

A little laugh... Old Ms. Robinson went out into her backyard to do some gardening when she heard some noise coming from the yard next door. She peered over the fence and saw that her neighbor’s little daughter was digging a hole. “Sally what are you doing with that shovel?” asked Ms. Robinson. “My goldfish died, so I’m burying him,” replied young Sally. “Oh that’s tragic. I’m very sorry for your loss. But why are you digging such a big hole for your goldfish?” asked Ms. Robinson. ”Because your darn cat ate it!” replied Sally.

Exceptional Quotes... He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. ~Raymond Hull Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. ~Fred Allen Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. ~Charles Schulz


Jam Squares 1/2 cup margerine 1 cup flour 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Mix all the ingredients. Spread in a 8x8 inch greased and floured pan. Now spread lightly with jam any flavor.

Did you know you could recycle your compact fluorescent lights and leftover paint? Both of these items are accepted at Ste. Anne Builders Supply, 29 Centrale Ave, Monday - Friday from 8:30 am 6 pm. For more information on both of these recycling programs

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please go to the following web s i t e : w w w. p r o d u c t c a r e . o r g / mb If you’re looking to recycle your old electronics (TV’s, computers, etc.) or batteries (household batteries to vehicle batteries) you can take them to Rugged Country ATV at 102 Centrale Ave, Monday to Friday 8 am - 6 pm. If you have any questions on what will or won’t be accepted call 204-422-5628 and speak with Steve.

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Then mix... 1 beaten egg 2 cups of coconut 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1 tablespoon of melted marg 1 cup white sugar Mix all together and spread over top of Jam. Bake in a 350 oven until lightly browned (if using a glass pan put in 325 oven).


October 2012