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Thursday, July 12, 2018 • Volume 87, Number 27


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Nathan Draper and his son Owen posed for a photograph with his 1986 GMC Sierra truck during the Preeceville Museum car show and shine. Story and Photos on Page 2.

Preeceville graduates of 1968 reunite to celebrate 50 years The Preeceville graduation class of 1968 reunited for a 50-year school reunion at Crystal Lake on July 7. Classmates and their spouses traveled from across the prairie provinces and the United States to reunite and reminisce over the last 50 years. “ We m e t a t t h e c a b in of graduate Linda Michaud at Crystal Lake for a meet-and-greet,” said Joanne Meberg. one of the organizers. There were a total of 46 people in attendance during afternoon and evening celebrations. The class and spouses went to the Crystal Lake Golf

Club clubhouse for supper that was accompanied with entertainment by Diane Prekaski. Prekaski also sang for the grads during the 1968 graduation ceremony. “After supper we returned to Michaud’s cabin for fire works and more reminiscing that concluded the evening,” stated Meberg. Classmates in attendance were: Robert Sandager, Preeceville; Lyle Oftebro, Nipawin; Alfie Maksymiw, Preeceville; Jerry Stefanyshyn, Preeceville; A l l a n To n n , Yo r k t o n ; Gladys (Leason) Ellerman, Whitewater, Wisconsin; Garry Prestie, Consul; Marjorie (Petrowski)

Biccum, Wakaw; Sylvia (Dmytriw) Myall, Foam Lake; Carol (Mattison) Holizki, Briercrest; Gerald Ignatiuk, Preeceville; Joanne (Tkachuk) Mattison, Preeceville; Linda (Lundeen) Michaud, Regina; Candace Pollock, Calgary; Greg Sando, Calgary and Laurie Meberg, Preeceville. Classmates unavailable to attend the reunion were: Carol Miller, Peggy Kwasnicia, Audrey Deters, Jerry Shuya, Francis Wihnan, Thomas Miller, Diane Dmytriw, Wayne Jensen, Dennis Galandy and Gayle Demetrow. More Photos on Page 11

Member of the Preeceville School 1968 Grade 12 graduating class held a class reunion at Crystal Lake on July 7. From left, were: (back row) Alfie Maksymiw, Gerald Ignatiuk and Jerry Stefanyshyn, all of Preeceville; and Allan Tonn of Yorkton and, (front) Lyle Oftebro of Nipawin; Marjorie (Petrowski) Biccum, Wakaw; Sylvia (Dmytriw) Myall, Foam Lake; Carol (Mattison) Holizki, Briercrest; Joanne (Tkachuk) Mattison, Preeceville; Linda (Lundeen) Michaud, Regina and Candace Pollock, Calgary. Classmates from the 1968 graduating class who were not in attendance were: Carol Miller, Peggy Kwasnicia, Audrey Deters, Jerry Shuya, Francis Wihnan, Thomas Miller, Diane Dmytriw, Wayne Jensen, Dennis Galandy and Gayle Demetrow.

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Memories made at Preeceville museum vintage fun night

The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum brought back a taste of the past on June 29 with a 1950s fun night and a car show and shine. The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum brought back a taste of the past on June 29 with a 1950s fun night.

The evening kicked off with volunteers dressing up in 1950s apparel. Icecream sundaes, floats, milk shakes, banana splits and

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Metro Chornomitz displayed his GMC half-ton truck which he rebuilt. era music. A show-and-shine featured 10 entries, including a variety of cars, trucks and tractors from the local area. Car and truck entries featured included: Phil Murrin, 1969 El Camino; Marshall Kovacs, 1993 Chev CK 1500 truck; Nathan Draper, 1986 GMC Sierra 1500 truck; Ray Penner, a 1929 Model A car and a 1972 Cadillac; Gerald Gulka, 1978 Corvette; Metro Chornomitz, 1955 GMC half-ton truck and Bob Knutson, 1953 Ford F-150 truck. There were three tractors entered, Laurie Meberg, a McCormick W4 pulling an antique hay rake; Ray Penner a John Deere LA pulling an antique road grader and Pete Stachiw with a Massy Harris Pony.

R y l a n To n n , l e f t , p o s e d f o r a photograph with Ray Penner and h i s J o h n D e e r e t r a c t o r. D u a n e Karcha and Gerry Gulka were in the background.

Duane Karcha admired Phil Murrin’s 1969 El Camino at the Preeceville Museum car show and shine.

L aurie Meberg was happy to showcase his McCormick tractor at the Preeceville Museum car show and shine. From left, were: Dave and Cecilia Larson and Meberg.

Robert and Therese Sandager of Preeceville enjoyed visited with their cousins Norm and Ruth Miller of Abbotsford, B.C. over an ice cream treat at the Preeceville Museum car show and shine. From left, were: Therese, Ruth, Robert and Norm.




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Parkland Amateur Radio Club field day held Members of the Amateur Radio Operators in the local area were joined by other attendees for the Parkland Amateur Radio Club field day on June 23 and 24. The field day was held at the acreage of the Bob and Lorraine Drayer of Sturgis. “The services of radio hams have already proved to be of immense value during and after tornadoes and other disasters. This is especially true when inclement weather turns really nasty, and power lines, telephone lines and cell phone towers blow down. It is for such scenarios that the local Town Office has a record of licensed ham radio operators,” said Hein Bertram, amateur ham radio operator. Nine radio hams got together on the farm of radio amateur Bob Drayer and his wife Lorraine for the annual Amateur Radio Field Day; a first for the Preeceville/ Sturgis area, stated Bertram. The weather was perfect for putting up an antenna tower, said Bertram with plenty of humour. When it wasn’t pouring with rain, it was raining mosquitoes. With a great deal of teamwork, a radio tower was erected and raised with two wire “Inverted Vee” dipole antennas at the top. Utilizing his skills as a Naval veteran, Bertram kept his eye on the knots and rope work to make sure everything was in order. A variety of antennas were in use during the day, stated Bertram. “A number of homemade vertical antennas adorned the Bob Drayer trailer that was used as a main post with equipment. Operators were put through their paces with varying rates of success when the stations were in operation. That, however, is part of what Field Day is all about,” he said. Other ham operators in attendance were Craig Larson of Swan River, who brought two other hams with

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Amateur ham radio operators who posed for a photograph during the Amateur Radio Club in a field day in Sturgis on June 23 and 24, from left, were: Craig Larson, Hein Bertram, Bob Drayer, Chris Yelinek, Grant See and Devon Yelinek. him; twin brothers Chris and Devon Yelinek, also from Swan River, and Thomas Meyer and his father Tom, who came all the way from Saskatoon. The younger Meyer ensured that the right radios were connected to the right antennas, and he did not allow a few inches of rain to deter him from making a valuable contribution to the entire event, said Bertram. Grant See of Preeceville was also in attendance for the field day. Jerry Lisitza of Preeceville arrived and put his radio, a Yaesu FT-990, through its paces. As is the case with most of the hams present, he is a busy man, but the field day provide him with an opportunity to contact hams on four different shortwave bands and to hone his skills. A small tent with a lowpower station owned and manned by Marty Visser of Theodore stood a small distance away with a mast of its own. With half the power of an average CB radio, Visser made contact with stations as far afield as South Texas,

outperforming the other two operating positions that were putting out 30 times as much power at 100 watts. His station was powered by a car battery which was charged by a solar panel. The shortwave radio in one of the two campers was operated by the Yelinek brothers. Each are “Handy-Hams.” Chris has limited vision, and Devon is completely blind. That, however, did not deter Chris from passing his Advanced Amateur Radio examination two years ago, nor Devon, who passed his basic examination a few months ago. Where other hams have the privilege of being able to read the questions and filling in a square on an answer sheet, these two gentlemen listened to the questions and answered them verbally. “It was their first field day, and they have every reason to be proud of themselves,” stated Bertram. By far the most experienced ham at the event, Grant See shared his decades of experience in ham radio with the others, most of whom have had little to no involvement with field days. “When radio conditions

improved at noon on Saturday, See was at the microphone on the 20 meter wavelength ham band while those crowded together in the camper listened, looked, and learned a tremendous lot from him,” said Bertram. “But it wasn’t only inside the radio camper that his presence made a difference. Raising the tower, rigging a wire antenna, you name it; Grant was in the middle of it all.” Most contacts were made using “Single Sideband,” a telephony mode that gets out better than other modes. However, an old Royal Navy Morse key also did duty. Many hams and other communicators can confirm that, where voice communications and even radio telex fail, Morse can still get through. Jack Dawes of CJJC R a d i o i n Yo r k t o n a n d WTWW radio host from N a s h v i l l e Te n n e s s e e and Matt Klimkowski, KG4WXX, did a 20-minute live interview with Bob Drayer. Marty Visser’s station was battery-driven, while the stations in the two trailers were powered by gasoline generators. All equipment

was set up by the hams themselves, and the station was ready for communications in just about no time at all, according to Bertram. “Knowing the nature of these generous people, it would be inappropriate to mention the names of those who provided a pair of spare car batteries, the blue power generator or those delicious hamburgers. Nevertheless, the hams expressed their heartfelt gratitude for what they provided; and the benefactors know who they are,” said Bertram.

The hams in Preeceville and surrounding area are ready in the event of an emergency, he said. “That was one important aim of the field day, and that aim was met. Getting together with like-minded hobbyists and working together on antennas was another, but having fun goes without saying. Anyone interested in learning more about electronics and radio, and having lots of fun in the process, can contact any of the radio hams for morem details,” concluded Bertram.

Bob Drayer, left and Chris Yelinek tested the equipment during the Amateur Radio Club field day in Sturgis on June 23 and 24.


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A Decade Ago

Main Street in Sturgis was a busy hub of activities recently which concluded with a barbecue supper and dance, sponsored by the Sturgis Kinsmen. ***** Jared Lamber of Preeceville helped showcase his dad’s (Rob Lamber) 1958 Chev Apache truck at the Sturgis Car show and shine. ***** Dana Tureski of Sturgis joined the staff at the Preeceville town office as the new recreation director, succeeding Sonia Munksgaard. ***** Don Rosten of Saskatoon, and originally of the Preeceville area, donated $50,000 towards the Preeceville and District Integrated Health Facility. The donation was accepted by Kathy Ritchie and Mayor Garth Harris. ***** With so many positive factors converging, crop growth was in overdrive, said Phil Parker, an agronomist with Hudye Soil Services. Parker said many producers had been remarking about the amazing crop growth of recent days. ***** Shae Peterson and Kacie Meroniuk cooled off at the Kelvin Walker Memorial Spray Park, as the Sturgis Kinsmen hosted an afternoon of fun and games for old and young alike on Canada Day. ***** Val Surcon helped Pat Prokop and Edna Seeray with their purchases at the tea and bake sale as part of the Sturgis Fun Day.

Best to understand why teepees are there Why there are teepees on the lawn across from the legislature in Regina is likely a more important question than why the teepees are still there. After having a least one teepee there for nearly five months now, many are asking, “Why are police unwilling to enforce the bylaws prohibiting them? Are the Indian protestors getting special treatment?” With all due respect, these are the wrong questions. If this were a simple matter of bylaw enforcement, it is the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC), the provincial body that replaced the old city-provincial Wascana Centre Authority that used to administer this city park, that has dropped the ball. While the PCC successfully got the police to remove the original teepee last month, it likely should have requested the campsite be cleared in February when it first went up in response to the Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict. It didn’t, perhaps because the Saskatchewan Party and the PCC recognized the sensitivity of the situation. One might recall the entire province was a bit of a powder keg after the not-well-understood verdict in the death of Red Pheasant First Nation resident Colten Boushie. Certainly, Premier Scott Moe deserves much credit for reaching out to Boushie’s family and the First Nation community as a whole to create better understanding. Nevertheless, the protestors still felt a need to be heard, to educate others on their issues, including the historic treatment of aboriginal children and maybe even heal a

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little themselves. The legislative grounds are a place where people sometimes go to be heard by exercising their free speech, whether we necessarily agree with what they have to say or not. This expression comes in the form of protest. And, quite often, the protestors violate park bylaws, or perhaps even other laws. The latter was clearly the case in February 2000 when farmers demanding $300 million from the provincial government and a billion dollars overall, stormed the legislature, chained the front doors and then conducted a nine day-and-night sit in. The Regina police let them be, even though they were obviously conducting a far more serious trespassing offence. It ended when the protest leaders themselves asked the police to break it up when things were getting out of control. (There was talk of threats being uttered.) Yes, this current protest camp has been around for much

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too long. Yes, it has grown in the past couple weeks at the encouragement of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) after the Regina Police removed the initial protestors and got them to temporarily take down the original teepee. One fears that the longer this camp stays, the greater the chance for resentment, or worse, unpleasant confrontation. The camp leadership should be cognizant of this. But it does seem clear the Regina police have acted wisely so as to avoid confrontation. And while there are those who will rightly argue that some of the protestors’ demands can’t be met, maybe it would serve us all well to take a moment to listen to what they are actually asking. At a meeting with provincial cabinet last week, the protestors laid out a wish list of things they wanted. Some are less feasible, like a moratorium on adoption and any expansion of the foster care system. But others seem rather reasonable. They have asked for: “clear data on the number of children in child care and the duration of their care”, a “review of all permanent wards”, examination of “the use of in-home supervision in-lieu of apprehension”, a “full report on child care”, a cabinet visit to the Red Pheasant First Nation, as promised and a “cost analysis” of children in care with cheaper alternatives in mind. This is why the protest teepees are there. We should at least try to understand that.

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Letter to the Editor from Minister Kaeding Since February 28, a group of people have camped illegally on the legislative grounds to focus attention on a range of issues. Our government understands there are long-standing concerns. During the last decade, we have worked hard to better the lives of First Nations and Métis people. Here are some highlights: ·Saskatchewan was the first province in Canada to introduce mandatory treaty education in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 school system ·We currently have agreements with 17 First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies to deliver child protection services onreserve and with three to

deliver services off-reserve ·We have invested a record amount in adult basic education, including programs delivered on reserve, and other training initiatives ·Funding for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology has more than doubled, to nearly $100 million ·We have boosted support for on-reserve policing and Aboriginal justice programs and continue to invest in community justice and alternative measures programs ·We are improving internet and cellular service in First Nations communities ·And we have increased support for community based organizations serving indigenous communities in the north

While there’s always more work to do, we are taking action, and progress is being made. For example, employment in the indigenous community has increased by nearly 28 per cent since 2007, compared to 11.6 per cent in the non-indigenous population. The campers at the legislature have a different view of our government’s performance, and we respect that. All citizens have the right to express their opinion, to protest government decisions, and to advocate for policies they believe will improve life in Saskatchewan. However, protests should be lawful. If they aren’t, the police have a responsibility

to enforce the law. On the day the illegal camp at the legislature was established, a letter was sent asking the protesters to comply with regulations prohibiting overnight camping at Wascana Centre. The letter was ignored. On numerous occasions, government officials met in person with the protestors, asking them to comply with park regulations. There was no compliance. Government ministers visited the camp on seven different occasions to discuss the protestors’ concerns and made a number of attempts to arrange a formal meeting with the protestors to discuss their issues, to no avail, until a July 2 meeting date was agreed upon.

The government asked the Regina Police Service a number of times to remove the camp. The Regina Police Service insisted the government submit its request in writing. After a letter was sent, the police finally took action on June 18. But the camp was reestablished on June 21. The government sent two more written requests to the Regina Police Service, asking them to uphold the law. On June 26, they replied, telling the government that further police action to remove the protestors would compromise public safety. The Regina Police S e r v i c e u rg e d t h e g o v ernment to “resolve this

peacefully.” Peaceful resolutions are always easier to achieve when the law is respected and enforced. Nonetheless, our government remains focused on the task at hand. For years, we have been working to address the issues identified by the protesters. And we remain fully engaged with our First Nations and Métis partners. Today, our indigenous population is advancing in many areas. This progress must continue, and it will. Warren Kaeding Minister of Government Relations and First Nations Metis and Northern Affairs

The 50-inch plasma TV died and so far no one is mourning These things come in threes, or so I’ve heard. So hopefully the death of the 50-inch plasma TV in our living room is the last of the trio. A few months ago, my small chest freezer which my late grandparents gave me for graduation, 25 years ago, decided that there should continually be water under it in the basement freezer room. So, with great reluctance, it ended up in the garage, awaiting disposal. Twentyfive years is a good life for an appliance. But we don’t see that anymore. A little over a month ago, the microwave died. It was a $600 model meant to be installed over the kitchen stove and to act as a range hood. But I had not yet installed it because the kids were too small to access it over the stove.

Instead, it’s been sitting on a table in the kitchen in the interim. I was going to finally get around to putting it up this summer, when it, too, decided it no longer needed to work. The light went on, the turntable turned, and the food did not cook. This led to a minor crisis since the microwave oven is kinda crucial for our ability to feed ourselves, and lacking the funds to go get a new one, we picked up a small cheapie for just over $100 to tide us over. Perhaps we can get the big one fixed? I don’t know. Is it worth it? And if so, how long can we expect it to last? Thus, the behemoth is sitting in the living room, awaiting its fate. A few weeks after that, I went to turn the TV on, and no dice. The little light went on in the corner, but nothing on the screen. I did every

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permutation of troubleshooting I could think of. I turned it on and off. I unplugged everything and plugged it in again. I tried every different input. I used different cables in case the cable was at fault. Nothing worked at all. So it’s dead. This TV isn’t just any TV. When we got it about seven years ago, I was still actively trying to restart my wedding photography business. I shot 13 weddings in North Battleford in 2007, but only a small handful since coming to Estevan the following year.

As in, next to none. So I tried exhibiting at the local showcase and even attended a Regina wedding show. Since the human eye is drawn to movement, I figured I needed the best quality TV with the best colours and contrast to take to these shows in order to display my slideshows. I took a thumb drive into the local electronics store and tried viewing the slideshow on almost every TV there. At the time, the plasma was far and away the best picture, but it was also among the priciest. It was one of the

first with 3D capabilities, but I wasn’t going to spend an additional $150 per set of 3D glasses, so that never got used. Suffice it to say, there was a lot of money invested in this, and it still didn’t garner me additional wedding bookings. But now the TV is dead as a doornail, and, like the microwave, it’s not likely worth fixing, not economically, at least. And there are no funds right now to replace it and the microwave. The less capable TV from the basement will be moved to take its place in the meantime. But since the plasma’s demise, we’ve noticed we really don’t miss TV yet. My wife is on the fence, as she has a few series that she does not miss. I asked the kids last night if they miss it, and the answer from both was no. While Spencer would spend

days in front of it, blocking some channels broke him of that habit, and now he’d much rather use his computer or iPad. Katrina is the same way. All of us have taken to binge-watching whatever’s good and available on Netflix, and I will occasionally use Amazon Prime. All this has me thinking, that for the summer at least, I may pare down our TV package to next to nothing. I’m not ready to cut the cord entirely yet, and by putting the other TV in the living room, perhaps my affinity for the boob tube will rekindle. But most of what I watch is news, history or science, and I can find pretty much all of that on various websites, Netflix or YouTube. It may be quite a while before we replace the TV, and I don’t think we’re the worse off for taking that time.

Fond memories of summer fairs in Saskatchewan It is fair time in Yorkton, and that is an annual event that always brings back a flood of memories from my youth. In my youth, a time now more than three decades in the past, I spent large chunks of my summers at fairs. Dad showed livestock back then, and I was naturally thrust into the show ring. I won my first trophy at age five, the Inkster Cup as I recall. And if I dug around in enough boxes I might still have the little keeper trophy. From that time until I was beyond my teen years I was showing stock. Through the years the list of animals became rather diverse when I look back, ranging from pigs and beef cattle to sheep, dairy goats, helping a couple of times with a draft horse halter class for someone needing a hand, and even one year catching some of the laying hens to show at Shand Fair. Add in a few grain sheaves in a couple of those years, and I covered a lot of the bases in terms of showing. Back when I was young, though, summer fairs were somewhat different than they are today. An event such as the one in Yorkton this week, and others held across the prairies these days, are largely an entertainment

package now. They are all about midways, stage shows, combine crunches and chuckwagon races. People go to be entertained, and there is nothing wrong with that. Fairs are supposed to be fun. In fact, they have always been about entertaining, whether it was a hot band like Trooper at a major city fair when they were still topping the charts, or farmer fastball at a one-day fair like Connaught where I was a director by the age of 16. But fairs were also solidly about agriculture a quarter of a century ago.

Farmers brought out their stock and paraded them around a show ring, hoping to get the judge’s nod for the red ribbon. There weren’t big crowds watching, but people did wander through the barns to look at the stock. It was a connection between farmers and urban residents, many of whom I suspect back then were still more closely tied to our shared agrarian past. There was a value in that connection that I think was important. Certainly today farmers are encouraged to make connections with consumers in order to tell their story of producing food in a safe, sustainable way. Fairs used to be a forum that allowed that dialogue to take place as people casually walked through the barns as part of going to the summer fair. Whether it was Nipawin Fair, Saltcoats, Abernathy, Kelliher, Kelvington, Prince Albert or dozens of others, there was a chance for producers to show off their livestock and talk farming with others. That element of the summer fair is all but gone. Barns in Yorkton, as an example, see very limited use at the summer fair now, which for me is a sad thing. But at least my childhood memories remain.

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Preeceville employees recognized in health region awards ceremony The Saskatchewan Health Authority held a recognition awards night for Preeceville employees on May 30. The supper and banquet were held at Chris’s Place in Preeceville. Monica Dutchak, Preeceville and District Health Centre administer welcomed executive guests and brought greeting from the Health Region. Employees were acknowledged for years of dedicated service. Receiving five years of service awards were: Donna Halchyshak, Laurie Hickie-Hartl, Shalaine Kelly, Joan Scheller, Linda Schutte and Candace Zaharia. Ten-year awards were given to: Margaret Englot, Donalda Strand and Lorraine Strijak. Coreen Bodnar, Sharon Draper and Arlene Lingl received 15-year service awards. Awards for 20 years of service were presented to: Maureen German, Ronnell Latham, Debra Lysiuk and Cheryl Strelezki. Kim Karcha received a 25-year award. Retirees honoured were: Kelli Arnie, Carolyn Cameron. Lennette Geistlinger, Becky Gulka, Angela Moore, Linda Pasiechnyk and Eleanore Petrie.

Preeceville Hospital employees acknowledged for service during the Saskatchewan Health Authority recognition awards night on May 30, from left, were: Kim Karcha, Maureen German, Sharon Draper, Coreen Bodnar, Donalda Strand, Lorraine Strijak and Arlene Lingl.

Retirees honoured during the Saskatchewan Health Authority recognition awards night for Preeceville on May 30, from left, were: Linda Pasiechnyk, Becky Gulka, Lennette Geistlinger, Eleanore Petrie and Angela Moore. Unavailable for the photograph were Kelli Arnie and Carolyn Cameron.

Patients treated and discharged following train derailment The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said all those on board a passenger train that derailed north of Hudson Bay early on July 5 have received medical attention. None of the injuries are considered life-threatening, according to a release from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Ambulance crews from Hudson Bay, Porcupine Plain and Tisdale were dispatched to the location of the train derailment. EMS crews worked with the railway to reach the site of the derailment, as it was not accessible by road. Twenty-one individuals were transported to the Hudson Bay Health Centre. All of the patients have been assessed, treated for their injuries and discharged from the emergency department. No patients required admission to hospital, said the release. The SHA thanked all of the emergency responders involved, the health care professionals from Hudson Bay and Tisdale who responded to the Code Orange, as well as the Hudson Bay victim services and RCMP who provided support.

Preeceville Museum lifetime members recognized The Preeceville and District Heritage Museum honoured three members with lifetime memberships during a supper night at the Black Bear Hotel in Sturgis on June 27. From left, were: Mary Petrowski, Lorne Plaxin and Marge Plaxin.

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Sturgis well-represented at showcase track-andfield meet

Kelsey Ecological Society members who participated in the club’s Canada Day celebrations on June 30, from left, were: (around the campfire) Norman Johnston, Dennis Osatiuk, Bob Grimsrud, Norman Covey, Marj Bodnar, Russ Peet, Andrea Thomson, Pat Formo (seated), and Kathleen Pitt (seated). Unavailable for the photograph were: Ron Cosburn. Dave Knihniski and Nellie Knihniski.

Second annual Canada Day celebrations hosted by Kelsey Ecological Society Members of the Kelsey Ecological Society organized its second annual day of traditional activities on June 30 to celebrate Canada Day Weekend. “Three tandem can o e s w i t h t h r e e s e ts o f club members, including Norman Johnston with Michael Pitt; Bob Grimsrud

with Dennis Osatiuk; and Ron Cosburn with Andrea Thomson launched at 10 a.m. at Annie Laurie Park,” said Michael Pitt one of the club’s organizers for the event. With a slight breeze, they paddled to the east before returning to the park to rendezvous with seven

other Kelsey members for bannock prepared by Pitt, pemmican, and barbecued hot dogs enjoyed around a campfire. The wood for the campfire was provided by Osatiuk. It was a “truly iconic Canadian celebration,” concluded Pitt.


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The Sturgis Composite School athletes from Grade 4 and 5 who attended the showcase meet was held in Yorkton on June 13, from left, were: (back row) Damien Schotts, Mason Babiuk and Peyton Fullawka; (middle) Cole Masley, Kimmuel Albarracin, Cole Masley, Savannah Olson, Nick Kucharyshen, Ava Bartch and Jordyn Blanchard; and (front) Natalie Gregory, Kiya Tucker, Bracyn Konkel, Justice Stittle, Parker Ryczak, Avyn Seerey, Cheyenne Peterson and Anna Hort.

Savannah Olson of Sturgis came home with a silver medal in the Grade 4 girls 80 0 meters of the showcase track and field meet held in Yorkton on June 13.

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ARNIE - Hazel Arnie of Preeceville passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Hazel Alice Arnie was born January 1, 1931 in the Okla district to Joseph and Mabel (nee Wilson) Marshall. She attended Okla School then went on to nursing school. She had one brother, Allan Marshall. In 1957 she married Neil Arnie. They were blessed with twins, Brian and Beverly in 1959, then another son Barry in 1962. Hazel is survived by her children Brian (Kelli) of Preeceville, Beverly (Curtis) of Martinsville, SK and Barry of Okotoks, AB; grandchildren Derek, Dana, Nevin (Emily), Brooke (Marco) and greatgranddaughter Olivia. Hazel was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Mabel; her brother, Allan; ex-husband, Neil and daughter-in-law, Debbie. Hazel began her nursing career in 1952 and was a dedicated nurse until her retirement in 1995. She also served on the district health board from 1995 until 2002. She worked with the ambulance from 1979 (while nursing) until retirement. She also became the director of nursing and then the Nurse Administrator from 1993 till 1995. She was also the coroner for many years. In her spare time Hazel enjoyed fishing, riding her bike, swimming and knitting. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. When Hazel could no longer remain in her home, she moved into the Preeceville Care home then later into the Preeceville & District Long Term Care Centre. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from Trinity United Church in Preeceville with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. The organist, Karolyn Kosheluk with members of Trinity United Church Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, Beyond the Sunset, In the Garden and Abide With Me. Honourary Bearers were Grace Predy, Marge Plaxin, Lila Duff, Leona Pollock, Bessie Arnie, Carol Mills, Caroline Gerla and Cathy Byrd. Interment followed in the Okla Community Cemetery with Brooke Arnie serving as the urnbearer. Condolences can be sent to the family at Memorials in memory of Hazel may be made to the Trinity United Church as gifts of remembrance. Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

PIDHERNY, James: November 22, 1944 - July 6, 2018. It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the family announces the passing of our beloved James at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, July 6, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Lena (Stefanyshyn); sisters Sylvia and Patsy. James is survived by his soul mate and best friend Elizabeth; his sister Muriel (Gordon), niece Marcia (Blair) and their daughter Maddy; nephew Darryl (Kathryn) and their children Mason and Addison; brother Randy (Barbara); niece Kaitlyn and nephew Michael; sister Audrey and all of Elizabeth’s family. James was born in Preeceville, SK on November 22, 1944. After finishing school James moved to Winnipeg. He spent most of his career as a contract cleaner. James loved fishing, camping, snowmobiling, watching wrestling and golf. He had a love for all wild birds and animals, feeding them all summer and winter. He also had many pet cats. The family would like to thank the many friends, neighbours and relatives for their endless acts of kindness over the last several months, from cards to visits, rides to food. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Health Sciences Centre and also CancerCare Manitoba. Viewing and Service was held on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Chekov Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville, SK with Father Rac officiating. Interment to follow at Chekov Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue or the Winnipeg Humane Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cropo Funeral Chapel in Winnipeg and Preeceville Funeral Home.



FAIRBURN - Roy Fairburn, beloved husband of Geraldine Fairburn of Preeceville, formerly of the Rockford district and Regina. Surrounded by his loving family Roy died peacefully on Monday, June 25, 2018 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Roy Wilson Fairburn was born February 5, 1938 on the family farm in the Rockford district of Saskatchewan to his parents Lloyd and Eva (nee Weightman) Fairburn. Roy grew up on the family farm and attended Peerless School in the district and later Sturgis High School. After completing school Roy began working on the farm. Roy married Geraldine Yano in the Preeceville United Church, on October 25, 1958. As a young couple they lived in Regina where Roy took an accounting course that he used throughout his work and volunteer life. Roy worked for Boleman Brothers Cannary in Regina and later at the Saskatchewan Legislature, with the Ministry of Agriculture and later with Crop Insurance. In Regina they were blessed with the birth of their first daughter, Linda. In 1964 they moved to Armstrong, B.C. where they bought a motel. While in B.C. their second daughter, Wendy was born. In 1974 they bought the farm in the Rockford district and moved back to Saskatchewan. Roy and Gerry farmed for over 30 years, until they sold the farm, and moved into their current home in Preeceville in September of 2007. Roy was active in many community organizations and had many interests and passions he enjoyed. Over the years Roy served on the School Board for Endeavour School, the Band Parents Association, he was a 4-H leader, a member of the Endeavour Lions Club and later the Eagles. Roy enjoyed dancing, hunting, nature and fishing. He was an active slow pitch player and curler, he was active in Club 60, he became very involved with the Kelsey Ecological Society and was active in Trinity United Church congregation. Always one to keep busy he did carpentry and enjoyed looking after his yard and garden and planting trees in the Wildlife Park beside their home. Roy and Gerry always enjoyed an opportunity to visit with friends and enjoy playing cards together. In all of his interests and passions his greatest love was for his family. His beloved wife of fifty-nine years, Geraldine. His loving daughters, Linda and Wendy and their families were always at the center of his world. Roy was predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Eva; two brothers Earl and Allan; and one sister, Alice. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Linda (Gary) Crouse and Wendy (Darcy) Ahenakew; eight grandchildren: Mercedes (Wade), Maddison, Christian, Nicholas, Darcy Jr. (Hannah), Rayna, Drew and Demi; brother, Bert (Carol); sister, Laura; sister-in-law, Laura; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends. Funeral Services were held on Friday, June 29, 2018 from Trinity United Church in Preeceville with Rev. Miles Russell officiating. Organist, Leanne Jakubowski with members of Trinity United Church Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, How Great Thou Art, In The Garden and Jesus You Have Come To the Lakeshore. Pastor Hein Bertram sang a solo of The Lord’s Prayer. Special musical selections were played by the Woodland Chorus. A tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the grandchildren was given by Maddison Herron. Interment followed in the Poplar Grove Cemetery with Roy’s grandchildren serving as the urnbearers. Condolences can be sent to the family at Memorials in memory of Roy may be made to the Poplar Grove Cemetery or to the Preeceville Wildlife Federation Park as gifts of remembrance. Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.



Heartfelt thanks to family and friends who attended the funeral of my mother, Stella Moss. Cards and notes greatly appreciated. All monies donated sent to Canadian Diabetes Association. To the people of Endeavour, Sturgis, and Preeceville, my thanks for your warmth and generosity during my visits to family there. Lots of happy memories from my childhood and as an adult. --Eternal gratitude, Susan Dubois.

COMING EVENTS IN MEMORIAM In memory of Ashley Anaka July 10, 2000. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same; But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. --Love Mom, Dad and brothers.

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POZNIAK, Peter - Peter Pozniak passed away at the Canora Hospital on June 26, 2018, at the age of 96 years. Peter and his twin brother John were born on March 22, 1922, sons of Harry and Mary (Franchewski) Pozniak. The twins were baptised in the Dobrowody Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. John died at the age of 11 months on March 4, 1923. Peter began attending Olesha School in 1929. There were over fifty children in one room! He spoke fondly of his time there, particularly how he liked playing sports. He left school after his fifteenth birthday. He helped on his parents’ farm, as well as worked for other farmers cutting wood and cordwood, clearing bush and ploughing summer fallow with horses and a twobottom plough. At the age of 20, Peter was conscripted to join the Armed Forces. He trained on Vancouver Island. Once his training was complete, he was shipped to Esquimalt; then to Prince George, Terrace, Prince Rupert and the Pacific. For three years, he and his comrades would be on a 24-hour alert on the ocean front, watching for the enemy. Once his shift was complete, he would then take on additional hours protecting the army train which held light artillery. One of his utmost memories is how he liked the artillery. During his duties, he was injured once, in the side by shrapnel. Peter was the only one in his family who served in the Armed Forces. During this period of time, he and his family wrote letters back and forth to stay in touch. In the autumn of 1945, he travelled to Toronto where he became employed by Campbell’s Soup Co. He spent the winter there, with his brother Mike, and returned home in the spring to help with the family farm. The next winter (1946-1947), Peter returned to Toronto to work at Massey Harris. In the fall of 1947, he began farming on his own. On October 21, 1950, Peter married Olga Demyd who had moved to the Dobrowody district from the Loon Lake area. They had eight children, three sons and five daughters. He retired from farming in 1986, working closely with his sons, Allan and Gerald, as they took over the farming duties. Thoroughly enjoying his life on the farm, he stayed in the same home until his hospitalization and death. He enjoyed looking after the yard and garden, as well as hauling grain during harvest. He loved nothing more than taking a drive with Olga to see the countryside. They travelled across Canada several times, as well as visited extended family in the Ukraine. They spent time with their children, other relatives and friends as often as they were able to. Life was rich and full to the end. Peter was downto-earth; he was a kind and gentle soul. He was a progressive thinker long before it was in vogue. He was open-minded and non-judgemental. He was a great dancer, a keen card player and an avid reader. He enjoyed watching current events on television, as well as sports such as hockey, baseball and stampede wrestling (prior to the formation of WWE!). His faith and spirituality grounded him. A dedicated church-goer, he devoted a great deal of time to the care of the Dobrowody Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church. He was a member of the church committee for decades. He chose the Dobrowody cemetery as his final resting place, a logical ending to his devotion to the parish which he was committed and connected to for all his life. Peter is predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mary; his brothers, John, Joe, Steve and Mike; sister, Ethel; brothers-in-law, Don Babb, John Anaka and Steve Gulka; sister-in-law, Marie Pozniak and son-in-law, Wayne Derkatch. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, Olga, his beloved wife of 67 years; his eight children: Sandra (John Morrison), Allan (Rosemarie Kuzek), Gerald (Debora Woloschuk), Karen, Margaret (Mark Kochems), Shirley, Marianne (Reg Fogg), and Ivan (Monica Barabonoff); 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul (Olga), Al (Mary) and Jerry (Shirley), and sisters, Florence (George Bilan) and Sylvia (Roger Olynyk); sister-in-law Jenny, and many, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In Peter’s honour, a Prayer Service was held on Monday, July 2, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora, SK. Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. from the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Dobrowody, with Very Rev. Fr. Joakim Rac as Celebrant. Rite of Committal followed at the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Dobrowody Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fund, as tokens of remembrance, in memory of Peter Pozniak. Family and friends unable to attend are invited to sign an on-line guest book at Arrangements were entrusted to LESON’S FUNERAL HOME, Canora.


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WALOWSKI - Frank Walowski, beloved husband of Gladys Walowski, passed away with his family at his side on June 29, 2018 in Canora Hospital at age ninety three. Frank was born on April 26, 1925 in the Stenen area. He was the fourth child of Adam and Sophie (nee Felkowski) Walowski. He attended Frame Lake School. Frank started helping his dad by working on the farm at an early age. Frank worked in the bush in the winter at Hudson Bay, cutting trees for the Ontario Hydro line. He also later worked at Cold Stream ranch in Vernon, BC. Frank was farming and raising cattle, which he loved. He farmed right up until this past crop year of 2017. In his earlier days he enjoyed playing ball with the Frame Lake Rockets. Frank married Gladys Palaniuk on October 29, 1950. They were blessed with four boys: Jim, (Sandy), Garry (Leona), David (Nora), and Ron; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The boys were his pride and joy. He took them to play hockey and baseball, and made a small ice rink for them at home. Frank was predeceased by his parents Adam and Sophie; his sisters: Mary, Anne and his brother Pete. He is survived by his loving wife Gladys, of sixty-seven years and his sister Emily. We will cherish Frank in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace and may your memories be eternal - God Bless! Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Sturgis with Rev. Fr. Michal Pajak, O.M.I as the Celebrant. Interment followed in the Canora Town Cemetery with Justin Walowski, Zachary Walowski, Jeffrey Walowski, Reis Walowski, Jamie Walowski and Kirk Brown serving as casket bearers. Condolences can be sent to the family at Memorials in memory of Frank may be made to St. Patrick’s Church as gifts of remembrance. Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.



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The Saskatchewan Health Authority is reminding the public to take precautions against an upcoming heat wave across the province and on hot days throughout the summer, stated a press release from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. A c c o r d i n g t o Environment Canada, a heat warning is issued when there are two or more consecutive days of daytime temperatures expected to reach 29 degrees or warmer. “During a heat wave, people really need to take extra care to ensure that they are keeping themselves and those around them as comfortable and as cool as possible in order to prevent any heat-related illness,” said Dr. Julie Kryzanowski the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Senior Medical Health Officer. “It is especially important for babies, young children, the elderly and anyone who is ill or has chronic health conditions to stay out of the heat.”

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Sturgis Community Preeceville Bingo winners listed 1968 Sturgis Community bingo winners for June 26 were: Ruby Cote (two), Iris Bogucky, Anne Gurski, April Dela Torre, Beverly Severight, Cindy Wardle, Patsy Letwiniuk, Eugene Steciuk, Lydia Dzaman, Marlene Lozinski (two), Renelyn Roguel, Rosalia Parlby, H. Cote and Vi Skogen (two.)

Gladys (Leason) Ellerman of Whitewater Wi s c o n s i n , l e ft , a n d Joanne (Tkachuk) Mattison of Preeceville we re re c o g n i z e d fo r being the furthest away and the closest attendees at the reunion.

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GURSKI - In loving memory of John: husband, dad and gido who passed away July 12, 2016. WE HEAR YOU SAY THESE WORDS TO COMFORT US When tomorrow starts without me and I’m not there to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes; All filled with tears for me. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you; And each time you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, in Heaven far above. If I could relive yesterday, I thought just for awhile, I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile. So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart, For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart. We love and miss you John, Dad, Gido. Until we meet again, Pearl and family

The Grade 12 graduates and grade 12 partials (students who had enrolled in grade 12 but did not graduate) from the Preeceville School 1968 class reunited for a class reunion at Crystal Lake on July 7. From left, were: (back row) Robert Sandager, Preeceville; Lyle Oftebro, Nipawin; Alfie Maksymiw, Preeceville; Jerry Stefanyshyn, Preeceville and Allan Tonn, Yorkton. and, (front) Gladys (Leason) Ellerman, Whitewater Wisconsin; Garry Prestie, Consul; Marjorie (Petrowski) Biccum, Wakaw; Sylvia (Dmytriw) Myall, Foam Lake; Carol (Mattison) Holizki, Briercrest; Gerald Ignatiuk, Preeceville; Joanne (Tkachuk) Mattison, Preeceville; Linda (Lundeen) Michaud, Regina; Candace Pollock, Calgary; Greg Sando, Calgary and L aurie Meberg, Preeceville.


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Leko’s Conservation Corner Recently, you may have seen stories on the shift of conservation officer duties to police work, from traditional fish and wildlife enforcement. Don’t be confused, our focus is and always will be the protection of our fish and wildlife resources. However, the landscape in Saskatchewan has changed somewhat with an increase in rural crime and dangerous driving behaviours. In August 2017, the provincial government created a Protection and Response Team to tackle these issues in rural Saskatchewan. To assist the RCMP and other police agencies, the government assigned approximately 100 conservation officers and 40 highway transport officers to the initiative. For the most part, this will not be much of a shift from the work that conservation officers have done in the past. Conservation officers have always assisted the RCMP when help was needed. Now we will be dispatched routinely on 911 calls if we can respond sooner to a rural crime issue, or if the RCMP needs additional police assistance. We’ve done it before, now we just do it more often. Conservation officers have always been designated as peace officers. This means

that we basically have the same powers and authorities as an RCMP officer. The only difference is that criminal law and traffic were not our mandated duties. We would deal with them when we came across them in the field, but only in specific circumstances. Over the years, I have enforced boating violations, alcohol violations and traffic violations, especially if they have posed a threat to public safety. Conservation officers have expanded authorities and responsibilities to deal with rural emergencies, including traffic enforcement. Our daily plan will be to conduct our mandated fish and wildlife work, so we won’t plan to patrol the highways like the RCMP, solely looking for traffic or criminal code violations. As conservation officers conduct the regular work you expect, we will also act on anything else we see. For example, distracted driving can result in a high risk of injury (higher than impaired driving). If a conservation officer observes someone using a cell phone while driving, then that officer will pull them over and issue a violation ticket. These added duties will

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Conservation officers on Protection and Response Team

LINDSEY LEKO result in conservation officers taking advanced training in domestic violence, mental health issues, impaired driving enforcement and working co-operatively with the RCMP on dealing with rural crime issues. This new training will put us on the same page procedurally and tactically when dealing with a dangerous situation we may be asked to assist with. Along with this new training comes some new equipment installed in our patrol trucks: roadside screening devices for alcohol; safety shields between the front and back seats; laptops; and automated licence plate scanners. These are now standard in many vehicles, with more training and equipment available as the program evolves. The inside of my truck now looks like the cockpit of a 737 jet, but I do not mind

as it makes me more efficient and safe. In the beginning, the message was clearly rural crime enforcement, but the traffic safety component has also been added, which makes a lot of sense. In March alone, there were more than 750 distracted driving offences, 4,200 speeding offences and 329 impaired driving violations. This clearly outlines a need for more enforcement and public education as to the dangers of these practices. Aside from wearing the uniform of a conservation officer, I am also a 20-year member of the Weyburn Fire Department. I have attended many traffic collisions as a result of impaired driving, speed and distracted driving, so I fully support anything that helps makes our roads safer. So don’t be surprised if you get stopped by a conservation officer if you have committed a violation. As I have stated previously, conservation officers have the same authorities as your local RCMP which include search, arrest and short periods of detainment while an investigation is conducted. Q: Will conservation officers perform traffic safety enforcement in cities? Our goal and mandate is

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not to plan our day to drive around Saskatoon or Regina looking for impaired drivers or distracted drivers. However, if we do see issues requiring an enforcement action, we will act upon them. We may call the city police or we may act ourselves. So yes, you may see a conservation officer pulling over someone anywhere in Saskatchewan. Q: If you see a farmer driving an unregistered truck during harvest, will you write him a ticket for it? Farmers and residents in rural Saskatchewan are a huge component of our success in solving wildlife violations. But if I find someone in an unregistered truck, I cannot let them continue on. Our goal is compliance, so perhaps ensuring that you immediately permit your vehicle online may be an option. Total refusal to cooperate, or follow the legislation, because you are too busy will not work. The only other option is a $580 fine and impoundment of the vehicle. Officers will take the information, nature of the violation, previous offences and cooperation into account when making an enforcement decision. Our goal, along with every other police officer in the

province, is to ensure public safety and this is all part of the process. Q: Will conservation officers be responding to 911 calls as well as TIP calls? Yes, 911 dispatch will make the decision to have a conservation officer attend along with the RCMP. The call goes out across our provincial radio system and officers who are close by will respond accordingly. Ministry conservation officers will not assume responsibility for any file generated with the call, as the RCMP will take ownership of the investigation. We are simply there to provide assistance, create a deterrent to criminal activity with our presence, and provide a possible quicker response to an emergency if we are in the area. The new Protection and Response Team is still in its infancy and officers are learning as it unfolds. We are also generating closer working relationships with rural RCMP and those who live in rural Saskatchewan. There will be some hiccups along the way, but our goal is to help make Saskatchewan safer and less attractive to the criminal element. Until next week…please stay off your phone while driving.


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