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Preeceville School students participate in CPR and first aid course Pages 1 and 2

Preeceville School Council discusses draft proposal on gender diversity Page 2

Strong defence stifles opposition at net Endeavour Figure Skating Club holds annual ice carnival Page 7

Preeceville senior boys basketball team advances to regionals Page 8

Senior District cribbage competition held at Sturgis READ Club Page 9

The Preeceville bantams hockey team defeated Melville to advance to the finals for the A- banner. From left, were: Seth Hort, Jillian Tonn, Christian Acosta and Tyler Palchewich. See the story on Page 8.

CPR and first aid course offered Preeceville students The Preeceville School Grade 12 class participated in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation, (CPR) and first aid course sponsored by the Canora Ambulance on March 8 and 9. “The program enhances prevention and helps students become more confident in any case scenario,” said Sherry Joanette, instructor. The program offered a course on life saving techniques and proper training and was made available to the Preeceville Grade 12 graduating class. The program was taught by Joanette and was sponsored by Canora Ambulance. The lessons on first aid included emergency scene Continued on Page 2

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Preeceville students learn skills that could help save lives Continued from Front Page management; shock; unconsciousness and fainting; choking of a conscious adult; severe bleeding; medical conditions including asthma, allergies, convulsions and diabetes; upper limb, bone and joint

injuries; rescue carries; burns and poisons, and bites and stings. The CPR portion included topics on unconscious choking, cardiovascular emergencies in adults, CPR, and child and infant resuscitation.

Hayley German, left, asked Natasha Lingl, right, some life saving first aid questions during a CPR demonstration.

Members of the Preeceville School who learned CPR techniques, from left, were: Brie Gardner, Britney Vewchar and Stephanie Johnson.

Preeceville School students who learned about CPR, from left, were: Matthew Fenske, Billy Prestie, Marshall Kovacs and Stefan Sondergaard.

School council discussion focused on sensitive subject at regular meeting The Preeceville School Commuity Council discussed many topics at its regular meeting held at the school on February 26. To p i c s d i s c u s s e d

included the Good Spirit School Division adminstration draft proposal on gender or sexual diversity. The topic had a few parents raise their concerns with the



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proposal and how it will affect their children. Donna Kriger, Deputy Director of Education Services, Good Spirit School Division, helped to answer questions. “All members of Saskatchewan schools and communities deserve to be treated with respect and to feel safe.” said Kriger. Kriger and Mark Forsythe, Superintendent of Education for the Good Spirit School Division, were both in attendance at the meeting. “It is our shared responsibility to make sure students know they are affirmed for who they are, not for who someone wants them to be. All students have the right to openly 18033TS1

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be, who they are in GSSD schools. This includes expressing gender identity without fear of unwanted consequences, as well as the right to be treated with dignity and respect. “Students who experience discrimination, whether it is based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or culture have a legal and ethical right to be safe and protected in schools,” said Kriger. GSSD values equality and human rights and is taking responsibility to ensure that learning environments need to be respectful, inclusive and responsive to all students, including those who are, or who are perceived to be gender and/

or sexually diverse, said Kriger. “Our efforts regarding gender and sexual diversity include working with our schools to ensure that teaching and learning practices, as well as the various social and physical environments are inclusive and respectful of all learning environments. “Safety of our students and the importance that they feel comfortable and safe while attending school has always been at the forefront for the division. This is only a draft policy at this point and we respect the input from all conerned parents. Keep in mind that sometimes we all have a different perception of ideas,” she stated. 18033KK0 18033KK1

Teachers will not be instructing lessons in class on this topic. The draft policy is to ensure the safety of all students in school. Some background information on the topic was submitted by the division. Gender and sexual diversity is not about any “agenda” nor about teaching students to “choose a gender.” Diversity is about knowing self and learning about others, respecting differences, and building relationships. Depending upon community norms and perceptions, gender and sexual diversity may be perceived as controversial for some people while accepted without question by others. While respecting individual beliefs, GSSD will continue its efforts to ensure that all of its students, and their families, feel protected and included for who they are, said information from the division. Research suggests that after the socialization of family, schools provide one of the most significant socialization processes for children. Schools shape a child’s understanding of self in relation to others and their understanding of identity beyond the family. Other topics discussed included school reports on the school’s ski trip for grades 4-9; students and staff helping out with the Preeceville Hospital bed push for Telemiracle; school clothing, and teacher/staff appreciation week. The learning improvement program and the garden club were other topics discussed at the meeting.

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Parkland and District Music Festival coming to Canora in April The Parkland and District Music Festival will be taking place in Canora on April 3-5. Approximately 100 participants from across the Parkland area will be performing, said Gillian Rice, festival corresponding secretary. Communities represented include: Canora, Preeceville, Kamsack, I n v e r m a y , Yo r k t o n , Norquay, Bredenbury and Hyas. The piano classes will be held on April 3-4. The speech arts, band, voice and musical theatre competitions will be held on April 5. Programs are available to be purchased at Community Insurance or the Town of Canora. The Program allows the holder to get into all sessions for free, otherwise admission is $3 per adult per session, said Rice. The final concert will he

held on April 7. Admission w i l l b y d o n a t i o n o n l y. Rice said the final concert will showcase some of the best performances of the festival. All events will take place in the Canora Composite School auditorium. The adjudicator for the festival will be Sarah Clarke Gregory of Watrous. Clarke Gregory’s life is immersed in music, according to information provided by the festival. She began teaching while still in high school, and now runs a multi location private music studio, teaching piano, voice, theory, composition and classical guitar. Her students have won awards and scholarships at both local and provincial levels in performance and composition. S h e h o l d s A R C Ts (Associate of the Royal

Conservatory in Toronto diplomas) in both piano and in voice, and has a Bachelor of Education in special education, which brings a unique feature of adaptive and individualized programming to her studio. She has directed, sung with, and accompanied various concert, community, church and symphony choirs in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia. She has been the musical director for eight Broadway-style musicals, and has had the privilege of performing in four provinces, 38 states, and seven European countries. Clarke Gregory is a member of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ A s s o c i a t i o n ( S R M TA ) , and co-designed/launched and for many years administered the Community Music Award program for

the organization, a program which recognizes students of SRMTA teachers who volunteer their musical talents in their communities. She resides in Watrous with her husband Doug, and enjoys tinkering with her newest instruments flute, cello and djembe, a type of drum. She also enjoys performing with a recorder quartet Members of the Parkland and District Music Festival committee are: Lindsey Propp, president; Gillian Rice, corresponding secr e t a r y ; S h a l a i n e K e l l y, entry secretary; Laura Lomenda, treasurer; April Makowsky, adjudicator assistant co-ordinator; Leanna Beblow, housing; Candice Tratch, supplies and prizes; Lauren Mentanko and Shawna Leson, programs; Patti-Jo Donavon, Tricia Bedore, Tiffany Sharko,

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Sarah Clark Gregory of Watrous will be the adjudicator for the Parkland and District Music Festival in Canora on April 3 - 5. Sara Kozmanuik, scholarships and patrons; Dorothy Korol, Joan Foreman and

Linda Osachoff, scholarship committee; and the Lioness Club, door admissions.

Breast cancer survivors needed for U of S study Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) know that one in nine women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. Fortunately, the survival rate for breast cancer is high, however, it often results in upper limb

impairments following surgery. “Breast cancer survivors often experience pain, stiffness, restricted range of motion and subsequent functional limitations,” said Soo Kim, associate professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the U of S. “In a recent survey of Saskatchewan women, over 75 per cent

reported at least one type of shoulder problem after treatment.” There is also evidence to suggest that the biomechanics (motion) of the whole shoulder are affected following surgery and treatment. Altered shoulder biomechanics are of interest to researchers Soo Kim, Stephan Milosavljevic and their

PhD student, Angelica Lang, because these changes are associated with other arm disorders in the months and years following treatment. “Due to changes at the shoulder from treatment, breast cancer survivors may be more likely t o d e v e l o p r o t a t o r c u ff disorders,” said Lang. “Defining biomechanical

Canada 150 legacy board game unveiled Grade 8 students around Saskatchewan are being provided with a fun, educational way to remember Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation with the launch of the It’s Democracy! board game. The Canada 150 legacy project was undertaken by the Provincial Capital Commission, with financial support from the Government of Canada through the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

“The game can be used as a tool to help teach students about our democratic system of government, provincial history and leaders, and about our connection to the Crown,” said Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission. “We’re confident that the knowledge the students will gain from this valuable resource will leave a lasting impression. “The It’s Democracy! game is a

fitting conclusion to a wonderful year of Canada 150 celebrations.” Produced in both official languages, the game is being supplied to approximately 700 public, separate and band operated schools around the province. It was developed and designed in consultation with the Ministry of Education, a focus group of educators and other partners, with the Grade 8 social studies curriculum in mind.

contributions to the potential development of rotator cuff problems can inform doctors and physiotherapists during treatment and rehabilitation, particu larly for the return to work process.” The research team is currently looking to recruit women between the ages of 35 and 65 who have had a mastectomy at least six months ago, said Lang. Participation involves one data collection session in which all participants will perform upper limb focused tasks

while outfitted with motion capture equipment to track movements and muscle activity. The information gathered in this study will inform future studies and aims to provide specific guidance to doctors and physiotherapists regarding shoulder rehabilitation and return to work recommendations for breast cancer survivors. To p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e s t u d y, w o m e n a r e asked to email angelica., or call 639-480-5595.

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August 3, 1945 - March 11, 2016 You left 2 years ago or 730 days or 17,520 hours or 1,051,200 minutes. Which ever way we do this, every moment it becomes longer and longer. We miss our talks. We try to hide our tears everyday. Found your work boots exactly where you left them in the basement with a fine layer of dust on them. They have never sat so long in one place and they never had time to gather dust. We said many hellos but we never had a chance to say that last and final good bye. We know you are beside us, watching over us as we greet each day. Sadly missed and always remembered by Helene, Hilary, Deren, Heather, Wes, Chaz, Mollie, Layla and Cruz

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The Preeceville Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter hosted a SADD conference which addressed the issues of drinking and driving, and included a presentation by Cst. Pernell St. Pierre from the Sturgis and Canora RCMP detachment. ***** A World Day of Prayer service was held at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville with a focus on Guyana. ***** The Endeavour Figure Skating Club presented its annual figure skating carnival to showcase the accomplishments of the skaters throughout the season, as the group portrayed numerous characters in Disneyland. ***** Sturgis Composite High School Grade 12 students Michelle Hallick, Devin Semeschuk, Jenna Yagelnesky, Katelynn Prokop and Brendon Remenda took part in job interviews with Eugene Boychuk, retired credit union manager, as part of their Work Experience 20/30 class. ***** Connie Jakubowski received instruction from Sharon Strand Sigfuson during the oil painting class held over three days at the Preeceville School. ***** Avid snowmobilers enjoyed the last major event of the season when the Preeceville and District Arena Board held a snowmobile derby, with 60 snowmobilers producing a net profit of $670 for the board.

No political party owns our values The sad reality for those who enjoy Saskatchewan politics is that it’s often not really all that enjoyable. It’s often all about divisive fighting that tears people apart. Maybe some people like that. But that doesn’t seem to be what many of us would characterize as a Saskatchewan value. Even the topic of Saskatchewan values can be a divisive issue, as we found out in the recent Saskatchewan leadership races. Just an hour before his leadership win in Regina, new Saskatchewan NDP l e a d e r Ry a n M e i l i d e clared: “New Democratic values, friends, those are Saskatchewan values.” Really? Maybe one can attribute some party policies

to the collective beliefs of those who support them. But is that really the same as owning the values of a province? Can political parties then claim they have exclusivity to the values of the people they hope to represent? In fairness, let us not just pick on Meili because most every politician has made the same grandiose claim about themselves or their party at one time or the other. Certainly, the Saskatchewan Party, brazen enough to take the p r o v i n c e ’s n a m e w h e n four former Progressive Conservative members and four former Liberal MLAs formed this party 20 years ago, have never been shy about claiming to represent the heart and soul of the province.

Murray Mandryk is a political columnist with the Leader-Post

Perhaps the Sask. Party would like to think that its Saskatchewan’s free-enterprise, independent spirit that it purports to represent or maybe the NDP would have us believe it lays claim to the caring, sharing and co-operative nature of so many of us. But the truth be told, people and their value systems are more complex than that. You can be a generous, giving person who happens to believe in free-enterprise and independence as much

as you believe in your community and the need to work together to get things done. Go anywhere in rural Saskatchewan and you are destined to find people who share all these values that really somehow don’t seem to conflict much at all. Some of them may even be active in politics, or at least seem to have strongly held political beliefs. And there some people, you likely know a few of them, who seem to have no discernable values, but are

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sure active in one political party or another. Go most anywhere in this country, or this world, and you will find people with similar good values. They didn’t arrive at these values because they grew up in a place with vast horizons and long, cold winters … although maybe the nature of this place does afford you more time to think about who you are and what you believe in. So maybe what we all should instead strive for, whether we actively believe in a political party or not, is to respect the strong beliefs and values others have that we might not necessarily share. Saskatchewan has witnessed a lot of that of late which seems to have divided us.

C ertain ly, th e recent Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict has divided people along all too many lines. Maybe it would be good for those on both sides of the divide to look deeply into our own beliefs and respect that there are big, legitimate concerns about both public safety and race that need to be heard. After all, the very motto of our province is, from many peoples, strength. What we don’t need, however, is to have our political beliefs divide us any more than we already are. Saskatchewan is already a province that’s too divided between urban and rural and right and left. So maybe politicians should stop proclaiming they represent our values and instead listen to what our values are.


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Reader encourages environmentally friendly electricity generation Yes, I’m a prejudiced man and I admit it. The prejudice is rather narrow ly focus ed as it is only about environmentally friendly electrical production. The prejudice favours the rapid transition from using dirty fossil fuels and nuclear power to clean, renewable electricity that can be produced and used on your own property consuming nothing more vile than wind, sun,

and the basic wastes and pollutants that human activities create. We would never have to be cursed with blackouts like this recent SaskPower outage in the southeast of Saskatchewan. These periodic outages are ridiculous and totally avoidable. If people and communities were producing energy from south facing or flat roof tops, agricultural wastes, landfills, lagoons, wind, moving water,

biofuels, geothermal, etc. we would never be subjected to these periodic outages. At least those who invested in those technologies wouldn’t be so subjected. Those technologies are getting better and cheaper every day and once they are paid off we’ve got endless, free, environmentally friendly electrical power with usages only limited by our imaginations. There would be no more limitations by

ever-increasing power bills solely to maintain a massive, demanding monopoly rapidly facing its own antiquity. We can do this individually or as communities with no more tax costs than those that are now going towards supporting dirty, devastating energy production. There is no future for the generations to come in dirty, non-renewable energy. There is a brilliant and blossoming future in clean, renewable,

energy. Do you not want reliable sustainability in electricity so your freezer, furnace and water systems continue to work when it’s 25 below? Ta k e a s e r i o u s l o o k at energy independence. Independent power production, produced on your own property or locally produced and consumed, minimizes many of the transmission costs and problems we presently face.

Renewable energy production is the answer to most of the economic and environmental problems we face as a human race. It creates lots of jobs. It adds value to your property. It turns present, polluting, wastes into power and heat. It respects and protects the environment and it keeps the lights on when every body else is in the dark. Greg Chatterson Fort San

Talking gun culture with Americans By Brian Zinchuk I keep in touch with a few Americans through the magic of Facebook. One is a former United States Marine who has served multiple tours in the Middle East. After the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, he posted, “Is it possible that the root of all these school shootings is bullying? Not guns, not mental illness, not fat lazy cops?” In response, I wrote, “Bullying is part of the human condition. Every society on the planet establishes its own pecking order (and every species, for that matter). You must have seen it the first time your son went to day care. It goes all the way from there to Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. It’s why you served multiple tours in the Marines, so that other nations won’t bully your people. It has always existed, and it will always exist, and no number of pink T-shirt days will solve it or stop it.” “Now, that being said, you, as Americans, have to ask yourselves what makes you so unique? Canadian and American culture is almost indistinguishable in 99.99 per cent of its ways, from the TV we watch, to the video games we play, to the language we speak and the thought patterns we’ve shared. We’ve fought side-by-side in major conflicts ever since 1917. I live 10 miles from the U.S. border, and the people in Noonan, North Dakota are no different than those in Estevan, Saskatchewan. “So why is it Canada has had something like a half-dozen school shootings since 1989, and the US will have had more than that since the New Year? Those are the questions you should be asking. You have guns, we have guns. But our gun laws are a lot more restrictive, especially for what we categorize as restricted or prohibited weapons; pistols and assault/sub

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machinegun types. “No one has concealed carry here except for the police, essentially. No one has open carry here, either, except for usage at the range or hunting. You will never find a Canadian citizen (who’s not some gang banger or some other crook) carrying a pistol on the street, open or concealed. Our entire nation has fewer murders in one year than Chicago. Just Chicago. “I read an account this week from a trauma surgeon in Florida who routinely treats gunshot wounds. He characterized the difference between a typical pistol wound and those he saw from the Parkland shooting generated by an AR-15. You will have to look long and extremely hard to find anyone in Canada with similar experience to this one surgeon. “The reality is the gun culture of the U.S., inspired by the Second Amendment, is becoming your nation’s downfall. The rest of the world sees this, and knows this. But America has gone soooo far down this path, any attempt to rectify it will result in even more deaths as gun nuts barricade themselves and shoot it out to the death. “No one will dare try, because they know what will happen.

This mass psychosis is literally America going mad, and the bodies in the streets are your own children.” As you can imagine, my response was from a different perspective than many of the others. But he and his friends were appreciative of my perspective. Through several civil exchanges, I realized something, something that explained all the above. It’s the fear indoctrinated into American culture. One person wrote, “If you have guns protecting our banks, our congressmen and women, our president, hell, even our border, why can we not use them to protect our children? Why have these gun free zones that only serve the purpose of gathering unarmed individuals? That’s where all of our mass shootings and terrorist actions are taking place. Schools and planes and churches. Innocent defenseless victims.” I responded, “In Canada, the average Canadian does not expect some crazed bastard to show up out of nowhere and start shooting up the place. It generally doesn’t happen, anywhere, ever, except in extremely rare circumstances. And those tend to make national news, whereas in certain places in the U.S., it would hardly make the five o’clock news. “The American psyche has evolved to the point that there is an expectation that the bad guys are coming to get you, wherever you are, whoever you are, so you damned well better be ready, and preferably, armed. Canadians, on the whole, simply do not think like that. Your “gun free zones” generally is all of Canada. And yet, we are not a disarmed society, like the UK, either. We still have guns. I have guns.” “Maybe that’s the difference. People here don’t have the fear that you do, in most cases,” I concluded. That’s it. Fear is the difference.

Should Canadian farmers give up supply management? By Calvin Daniels Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is suggesting it is time Canadians give up the supply management system. In a recent keynote speech at CropConnect in Winnipeg he said dismantling the system would create a boom for food processors and provide more affordable food for consumers. At the same time Mulroney suggested that farmers would need to be offered a healthy compensation package as part of the changeover. These are not particularly new ideas; neither is the offered position when one considers the political leanings of the former Conservative leader. The Conservatives in whatever manifestation they have taken at the federal level in Canada have never been particularly supportive of supply management. The concept of the dismantling of the supply management sector leading to lower food costs is appealing, at least on the surface. Of course we have often seen potential cost savings arise which never quite get to the consumer, the savings seeming to be lost somewhere in the supply chain long before getting to the till at the store where the consumer benefits. A question that one might want to ask which might not be

popular, is if our food is too costly now? Certainly a trip to the supermarket each week burns through a considerable amount of income. But as I have noted here before, when one eliminates the dish soap, aftershave, tea towels, hockey magazines, cat food, water softener salt, garbage bags, junk food, and all the other nonfood items in the bags one carries to the car, the actual food cost is far less than most immediately assume. There is something about a system which benefits consumers only by reducing the amount of money going to the primary producer of the food which should rub us all a bit uncomfortably. It is great to have reasonably priced food, but one would hope society also wants to see local producers able to make

a reasonable living producing that food. Then there is the very real concern we should have in terms of food security. The system is increasingly geared to be able to trace food from the table to the source farm should any food safety issue arise. That traceability becomes far more difficult and frankly suspect, when crossing federal borders. And there is the potential for border closures, higher costs and less control of standards moving forward. In the United States at present there is a blustering wild card president whose next move on any front is at best a guess. We have seen him reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement with the outcome of that effort far from clear at present. Trump is blustering about massive new tariffs on items such as steel and aluminum. What might come next is unknown, but becoming more reliant on foreign sources for key food stuffs such as dairy, cheese and poultry might seem questionable given the current trade uncertainty Trump brings. Any change to supply managed systems will need to be carefully mapped out before taking a step from which there will be little chance of recovery if it proves to offer less than expected in terms of returns.

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Sturgis Figure Skating Club featured in 66th annual ice carnival

Koy Babiuk, left, and Kylie Babiuk skated a duet at the Sturgis Figure Skating ice carnival on March 3.

Skaters in Stage 3 who performed at the Sturgis Figure Skating ice carnival on March 3, from left, were: Karter Johnson, Eva Romanchuk and Zaiden Rudachyk.

Stage five skaters who performed at the Sturgis Figure Skating ice carnival on March 3, from left, were: Chloe Jansen, Brea Babiarz, Allie Babiuk, Connor Borus, Makayla Johnson and Nevaeh Rudachyk.

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A rite of passage for Canadians By Gail Krawetz If you’ve lived in this country long enough, then you have probably experienced a winter blizzard. Last week Mother Nature unloaded one of her finest snow storms on Saskatchewan. For many days following, folks were still dealing with the aftermath of receiving anywhere from 30-35 cm of snow in one fell swoop. It was a clean-up mess. The clean-up was one thing, but for those who found themselves caught on the road in the midst of the storm, the situation was dire. Facing whiteout conditions while ploughing a path through huge drifts was hazardous, if not perilous. Those who emerged unscathed except for white knuckles which had to be pried from the steering wheel and red eyes from peering into the blinding snow, did so with some bragging rights as compensation. No matter how much we may gripe about enduring a winter blizzard, there is a certain degree of pride in being able to say we faced the elements, we persevered, and, hopefully, we triumphed. Anytime we face one of these winter weather occurrences, I am inevitably reminded of a story one old

timer in the district told me. It seems that the local senior hockey team was returning home from an out-of-town hockey game. When the players and fans emerged from the arena to board the bus, they found it had begun to snow. As they made their way homeward, the gentle snowfall turned into a full-blown raging blizzard. At one point, one of the fellows on the bus got out to walk ahead to check the depth of the snowbanks on the highway. Meanwhile the bus stopped as a discussion had ensued regarding whether or not they should continue driving. The fellow walking ahead, realizing that he was not being followed, returned to the bus. “What’s wrong?” he wondered. “Am I going too fast?” I’m sure that story was told and retold many times at the local coffee row. Robert Service, our famous poet of the North, once penned that being a true sourdough meant drinking a libation known as an iceworm cocktail. I would suggest that being a bona fide Canadian might mean having survived a winter blizzard and having your own personal story to brag about the encounter.



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Endeavour figure skating ice carnival lights up the rink The Endeavour Figure Skating Club presented Carnival of Lights as its annual ice carnival held at the Endeavour skating arena on March 2. Skaters showcased all their hard work and dedication in a one-night performance. Hannah Delawski, who was the instructor for the season, choreographed the ice carnival. Delawski kicked off the carnival by skating a solo to Lights of the World and later in the program she skated a gold interpretive skate to My Worst Fantasy Nightmare and a free skate. Next on the ice were Beau Covlin, Wyatt Delawski, Wi l l i a m L a r s o n , J a y c e Belous and Ely Zambranos who performed to Lights shine Bright. Katie Covlin performed a solo free skate. Leah Thideman and Zoey Zambranos skated a duet to Light It Up. Beau Covlin and Chet Covlin skated a boys duet to This little Light of Mine. Emily Braithwaite skated a solo performance to Neon Lights. Hannah Delawski and

Katie Covlin skated a duet to Stand in the Light and Zombie. William Larson, Leah

Thideman, Jayce Belous and Zoey Zambranos performed to Glow in the Dark. Tamara Delawski was the

guest skater. Emily Braithwaite, Skylee German and Hayley German skated to Yellow Lights. Wyatt Delawski, Ely Zambranos and Zoey Zambranos skated to Light. Beau Covlin, Leah T h i d e m a n a n d Wi l l i a m Larson skated a performance to Glowing in the Dark. Hayley German skated a solo to Lights. Wyatt Delawski, Ely

Zambranos and Jayce Belous performed to Glow. Skylar German skated a solo to Rock Bottom. Club members participated in a grand finale to Light It Up. “Skaters performed with the lights off and the children loved their glow sticks,” said Lorilee Delawski, a parent. The rink was filled with lights glowing on the ice. “The children skated

amazingly. We want to say thanks to all those who supported us. We had a great turn out this year. Brian Strand donated to our rink and keeps us going. It is greatly appreciated. “Sam Covlin donated the use of his Zamboni. It does an amazing job on the ice.” “We had a great year with awesome kids and cannot wait till next year,” stated Delawski.

Young skaters who performed at the Endeavour Figure Skating ice carnival, from left, were: (back row) Jayce Belous, William Larson and Beau Covlin, and (front) Wyatt Delawski, Ely Zambranos and Chet Covlin.

Members who took part in the the Endeavour Figure Skating Club ice carnival on March 2, from left, were: (back row) Emily Braithwaite, Skylar German, Katie Covlin, Tamara Delawski, Hannah Delawski, Hayley German, and (front) Ely Zambrano, Chet Covlin, Leah Thideman, Zoey Zambranos, Wyatt Delawski, Jayce Belous, Beau Covlin and William Larson. ROCKY MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT R0011538481

Endeavour Figure skaters, from left, were: Emily Braithwaite, Skylar German and Hayley German.



Skaters who performed a duet from left, were: Hannah Delawski and Katie Covlin.



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A girl duet was p e r f o r m e d b y Endeavour Figure skaters, Leah T h i d e m a n , l e ft , a n d Zoey Zambranos.

ADVANCE TICKET SALES BEGIN MARCH 26TH AT THE BUCHANAN COMMUNITY CENTRE 6-7 p.m. – Cast Sales 7-8 p.m. – Public Sales $30.00 Per Ticket Tickets will be Available March 27th – April 25th At Shewchuk Insurance Ltd. 304 George Wilson Drive, Buchanan, Saskatchewan Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Preeceville senior basketball team off to Regionals The Preeceville School senior boys basketball team placed second in the Conference 6 basketball tournament held in Preeceville on March 9-10. Preeceville team members were: Brandon D y k y, J a m e s D o d g e ,

Agam Singh, James Lagrove, Kelton Novak, Matthew Fenske, Keegan Bilanchuk, Ryan Young, Kristaan Javelona and Sean Paligan. Coaching staff members were: Jay Steppan, Darren Fenske and Jeremy

Mattison. There were seven school teams vying to advance to Regionals. Lake Lenore defeated Preeceville in the championship game by a 73-40 final score. Lake Lenore and Preeceville are the top two teams that will advance to the regional competition. Preeceville defeated Invermay in its first game with a final score of 7138. Preeceville’s second game saw a win over Kawacatoose First Nation with a final score of 82-57. The win sent Preeceville into the championship round where they faced off against Lake Lenore. Other teams that participated were, Foam Lake, Leroy and Kelvington.

The Preeceville School senior boys basketball team won second in the Conference 6 basketball championships that were held in Preeceville. From left, were: (back row) Jay Steppan and Darren Fenske, both coaches, Brandon Dyky, James Dodge, Agam Singh, James Lagrove and Jeremy Mattison, coach, and (front) Kelton Novak, Matthew Fenske, Keegan Bilanchuk, Ryan Young, Kristaan Javelona and Sean Paligan.

Agam Singh, right, went head-to-head with his opponent for possession of the basketball.

Ivan Fidek, left, of Invermay battled for the ball against Sean Paligan and James Lagrove, both of Preeceville.

Pre e c ev i l l e p l aye d ag a i n s t I nve rm ay i n the Conference 6 senior boys basketball championships. From left, were: Ivan Fidek, Kim Villete, Keegan Bilanchuk, Sean Paligan of Preeceville and Braydon Serron of Invermay.

On defence at the Conference 6 senior boys basketball championships from left, were: Kristaan Javelona and Keegan Bilanchuk, both of Preeceville, Tristen Maier of Invermay and James Lagrove of Preeceville.

Bantams advance to A-banner final against Moosomin The Preeceville Pats bantam hockey team defeated the Melville Millionaires in two games to advance to the A-banner final where they will take on Moosomin. A schedule of games was not available for release at the time of publishing. The first game against Melville was held in Preeceville on March 7 and ended in a 7-3 win. Scoring for Preeceville were: Shae Peterson (two goals), Seth Hort (two goals), Jacob Danyluk, Trever Geistlinger and Todd Pankratz.

Assists were by Todd Pankratz, TJ Ebert, Matheson Petryshyn, Jillian Tonn, Grady Wolkowski, Wy a t t A n a k a a n d S h a e Peterson. The second game was held in Melville on March 11 with a 6-2 final score. Scoring for Preeceville were Jacob Danyluk (four goals), Seth Hort and Todd Pankratz. Assists were by Grady Wo l k o w s k i , M a x w e l l Mydonick, Todd Pankratz, Christian Acosta and Jacob Danyluk.


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that nominations of candidates for the office(s) of: Councillor : Village of Stenen will be received by the undersigned on the 22nd day of March, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Stenen Village office, 102 main St. Nomination forms may be obtained at the following location: Stenen Village Office 102 Main St. Stenen, Saskatchewan Dated this 9th day of March, 2018. Kristen Kelbaugh Returning Officer

Wyatt Anaka, left, helped Tyler Palchewich guard the net.

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL Rural Municipality of Hazel Dell No. 335 Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the R.M. of Hazel Dell No. 335 for the year of 2018 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the office of the assessor from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. on the following days:



Monday to Friday - March 16 to April 17, 2018. A bylaw pursuant to section 214 of The Municipalities Act has been passed and the assessment notices have been sent as required. Any person who wishes to appeal against his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied by a $50.00 appeal fee with the Assessor of the Rural Municipality of Hazel Dell No. 335. Rural Municipality of Hazel Dell No. 335 Box 87 Okla, Saskatchewan S0A 2X0

Dated this 16th day of March, 2018. Michael Rattray Assessor

Saturday March 24, 7:30 p.m. Sturgis Community Hall.


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Sturgis READ Club hosts District cribbage The Sturgis READ Club hosted the senior District cribbage games held on

March 9. There were 10 teams entered in the oneday tournament.

Bronze medal winners, from left, were: Vicky Fedorchuk and Verna Toffen.

“Winners have the opportunity to advance to the Senior 55 Plus Games,” said Betty Lou Skogen, organizer. Larry Skogen and Leon Sill won the gold medal for their first-place win. Raymond and Vi Skogen won the silver medal for their second-place win. Vicky Fedorchuk and Verna Toffen won the bronze medal for their third-place win. Other teams entered were Gail Kozak and Vickie Koroluk, Lionel and Raven Candow, Verna Melynchuk and Lorraine Shewchuk, Katherine Fraser and Viola Hearn, Mary Sill and Betty Lou Skogen, Wayne Popervich and Kay Abrahamson, and Maxine Stinka and Thelma Boen.

Gold medal winners at the cribbage senior district games held in Sturgis on March 9, from left, were: Leon Sill and Larry Skogen.

Endeavour two-on-two bonspiel attracts 12 teams The Endeavour open two-on-two bonspiel held February 14-16 attracted 12 teams. The team of Laura Pasiechnik and Joanne Boechler won the bonspiel. Other rinks entered were: Scott and Claire Giddings, Art and Charlotte Boyd, Danny and Terese Mills, Bonnie Paul and Minnie Z i m m e r, D r e y t o n and Dawson Paul, Lennette Geistlinger and Gaylene Paligan, Lynette Englot and Denise Schutte, Sharon Draper and D a r l e n e Wa l k e r , Cliff and Corinne Lockhart, Jeannette Jaques and Ray Cook, and Layne Englot and Katryna Englot.

Joanne Boechler, left and Laura Pasiechnik, right, were the winners of the Endeavour two-on-two bonspiel from February 14-16.

Tender Invita�on

The group of volunteers who helped work and dedicated their time during the Endeavour two-on-two bonspiel from left, were: Cliff and Corinne Lockhart, Terese and Danny Mills, Scott Giddings, Art and Charlotte Boyd and Jason Englot. Unavailable for the photograph were volunteers Claire Giddings and Layne Englot.

Sturgis Community Bingo winners listed Sturgis Community bingo winners for February 27 were: Jackie Pankratz, Pamela Shingoose, Jorell

Cote, Olga Wasylyniuk (two), Anne Gurski, Verna To f f a n , J e a n B a b i u k , Jennie Soloway, Heather

Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation Preeceville Branch

ANNUAL BANQUET & AWARDS NIGHT Saturday, April 7, 2018

Preeceville Community Legion Hall Bugling Hour- 5:30 p.m. Banquet- 6:30 p.m., Dance to follow Advance tickets: Adults $25, Kids (5-12) $10, Pre-School Free Dance only $10 (must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets available at: Midtown Service, X-cessories by Kerry and Preeceville Archery

Door Prizes, Bucket Draws, Silent and Live Auction


Bring in pictures to enter our photo contest. 3 categories to win: Wildlife, Scenery and Field.

Godlien, Keyla Kish, Barb Conquergood, Sonia Serdachny, Renelyn Roguel, Carolyn Federiuk, Jeanette

Eaglestone Lodge of Kamsack, Saskatchewan invites tender quota�ons for: Remove and Dispose of exis�ng 23 windows and Supply and install PVC white windows complete with Low E / Argon Gas / Brick mould / Jamb Extension / Interior White Laminated Casings 12 - single hung beside picture approx. 5’ x 7’ 10 – awnings approx. 42” x 36” 1 – fixed ½ over awning ½ (with obscure glass) approx. 5’ x 3’ Remove and Dispose of exis�ng doors and Supply and Install Steel Insulated Doors complete with Hardware, Interior Laminated Casings and Exterior PVC Capping 5 – raised 6 panel doors (inswing) Remove and Dispose of exis�ng Storm Doors and Supply and Install 5 - White ½ Lite Panel Storm Doors. Tender closing date April 6, 2018 The lowest or any bid submission not necessarily accepted. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:


A�n.:Kevin – Maintenance Manager P.O. Box 1330 • 346 Miles Street • Kamsack, SK • S0A 1S0 Phone: (306) 542-2620 • Fax: (306) 542-4342 • EMAIL:

Predinchuk, Lionel Candow, Cory Ireland, Nellie Long, RoseAnn Pasiechnik, Mona Zubko and Cindy Wardle.

TOWN OF STURGIS NOTICE PREPARATION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL, 2018 Pursuant to Subsection 214 of The Municipalities Act, notice is hereby given that the assessment roll for the Town of Sturgis for the year 2018 has been prepared and is open to inspection in the office of the assessor from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on the following days: Monday – Friday, March 12th, 2018 – April 12th, 2018. 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, accompanied by a $50.00 fee for each assessment being appealed with: The Assessor, Town of Sturgis, Box 520, Sturgis, SK. S0A 4A0 by the 12th day of April 2018. Dated this 12th day of March, 2018. Amanda Masley, Assessor


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FARM STRESS LINE If you are experIencIng symptoms of stress, the farm stress LIne Is avaILabLe 24/7 at

1-800-667-4442 COMING EVENTS

Wadena Lions Club

Annual Gun & Hobbyy Show Saturday, April 7 Wadena Community Legion Hall

WANTED WANTED: REWARD paid on info leading to purchase of 426 Hemi motor from 1970 Road Runner serial # N-RM27R0G15756 also 1970 Road Runner/GTX/Satellite/Charger complete or parts car. Also old advertising/dealership signs, antique gas pumps, etc. Call 306-221-5908 or 306-3692810.

LIVESTOCK Anderson Cattle Co. Bull Sale – 60 Red & Black Angus Two Year Old & Yearlings, Commercial Females, March 27/18 at Swan River MB – 204-734-2073,

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BIG RIVER FISH DERBY on Cowan Lake. SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018. For info visit: or email: To register call: 306-479-7424. Easter Bake Sale Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Hall, Thursday, March 22. Lunch, beef on a bun, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Bake sale starts 12 noon. Everyone welcome.

CERTIFIED SEED. Go early HRS Wheat. Super hardy Pintail, Winter Wheat. AC Juniper, AC Morgan, AC Mustang & Derby Oats. Busby, Seebe, Sundre Barley. Very early yellow peas. High yielding Silage Peas. Polish Canola. Spring Triticale.; 403-5562609.



STEEL BUILDINGS/GRANARIES POST FRAME BUILDERS - Prairie Post Frame’s premium laminated post buildings with competitive pricing has resulted in an unprecedented growth. We are looking for additional outstanding builders. Hundreds of projects sold per year. Contact

St. Patrick’s Pie Social, Preeceville Health Centre, LTC, Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m. Hostel Auxiliary. Sturgis CWL Hi-Lo Whist Card Party, Pie Social and Pie sale, Saturday, March 17, 2 p.m. Cards $3, lunch $4. Wear something green to enter door prize draw. St. Patrick’s Church Lower Hall. All welcome!







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SaskTel proposes to design, construct, and install a 33m self support tower at 114 Main St, on Surface Parcel # 114088226, being Lot 7, Block 3, Plan W177, in the Village of Lintlaw. This self support tower will provide enhanced wireless phone services in Village of Lintlaw and immediate area. Public comments can be directed to SaskTel Corporate Communications within 30 days of this notice.

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PROVINCE-WIDE CLASSIFIEDS. Reach over 550,000 readers weekly. Call this newspaper NOW or 306-649.1405 for details.

WANTED: OLD TUBE AUDIO EQUIPMENT. 40 years or older. Amplifiers, Stereo, Recording and Theatre Sound Equipment. Hammond Organs, any condition. CALL Toll-Free 1-800-947-0393.

ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Box 629, Sturgis, S0A 4A0 Phone: 548-2042 Pastor Fr. Michal Pajak, O.M.I. St. Thomas, Norquay Thurs., March 22 Mass 10 a.m. St. Patrick's, Sturgis Friday, March 16 Mass 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18 Mass 11:30 a.m. Tues., March 20 Mass 9 a.m. UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH Canora - Kamsack - Swan River Fr. Michael Faryna Phone: (306) 563-5153 Saturday, March 17 Kamsack 10 a.m. Sunday, March 18 Canora 10 a.m. UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Fr. Joakim Rac Saturday, March 17 Invermay 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18 Preeceville 9 a.m. Canora 11 a.m. Buchanan 1 p.m. ENDEAVOUR FELLOWSHIP CHAPEL Office: 547-2117 Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Praise and Prayer HYAS BAPTIST CHURCH Contact 306-548-5547 Sunday, School and Worship 10:30 a.m.

WANTED All wild fur (coyotes, etc), beaver castors, old traps, shed deer antlers. Phone Bryan 306-278-7756 or Phil 306-278-2299.

FEED & SEED EARLY VARIETIES. Want to be finished combining in August? Go early HRS Wheat. AC Juniper Oats. Busby & Sundre Barley. AAC Peace River Field Peas (earliest yellow pea). Early One Polish Canola (one month earlier); 403-556-2609.


Send us your thoughts or concerns for our weekly “Letters to the Editor” section. Box 746 Canora, SK S0A 0L0

Preeceville & Area Church Directory

Alfalfa bales for sale, Norquay area. Phone 306-594-2609.

Old Time Dance Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., Hazel Dell Rec Centre. Admission $10. Potluck lunch, cash bar. Music by The Old Country Lads. Contact Russell 306-547-4224 or Elaine 306-547-4284. Proceeds to Hazel Dell Recreation Centre.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! Indemand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your workat-home career today!

The Preeceville Progress would like to hear from you.

Western Commodities

Alfalfa Seed - Common #1, Taproot, 97% Germ Leafcutter Bees Premium quality, zero parasites & chaulkbrood Business opportunity - great time to enter industry. Call Reg Greve 306-528-4610.

Coin Collectors Auction Sat March 17th 10am, Legion Hall, 197 Company Ave, Fort Qu’appelle, SK.. Provincial and Canadian Coins, 1948 Silver Dollar, Proof Like Sets, Shinplasters, one to one thousand dollar bills, 450 items, Complete listing, Robert 306-7957387 PL#334142


Buying/Selling FEED GRAINS heated / damaged CANOLA/FLAX Top price paid FOB FARM

Tables are available Contact Bernie or MaryAnn Call: 306-338-3682

Kelsey Ecological Society presents Beekeeping in Saskatchewan. Join Sasha Howland and Danny Wasylenchuk of Howland’s Honey Sunday, March 18, 2 p.m., Club 60, Preeceville.

AUTO MISCELLANEOUS Wrecking over 250 units... cars and trucks. Lots of trucks... Dodge... GMC... Ford... Imports... 1/2 ton to 3 tons... We ship anywhere... Call or text 306-821-0260. Lloydminster.

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EVANGEL TABERNACLE 732 Highway Ave. E., Preeceville Rev. Rob LaGrove Phone: 547-2880 Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wednesdays Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. GLEANER OUTREACH Pastor George Tourangeau Phone: 542-5078 Pastor Boyd Arbeau Phone: 542-3004 Stenen School Saturday 6:30 p.m. ANGLICAN PARISH OF LINTLAW - ENDEAVOUR Rev. Barb Forsyth 306-325-4525 January 8 - June 24, 2018 Lintlaw - 9 a.m. Endeavour - 11 a.m. Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays Easter Services to be announced LIVING FAITH AND WORD CHURCH 400 Sturgis Ave. Pastor Robert Lang Sunday Service 10 a.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible Study at the Church LIVING WATERS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Phone: 547-3362 or 325-4472 Hazel Dell Sunday 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Thursday 8 p.m. at Orvis & Carol Sorgen’s Youth Group in Okla Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 p.m. Y2J Club and Youth Group Friday 7:30 p.m. ST. JOHN-LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Hein Bertram Church office: 306-547-2085 Pastor cell: 306-614-9227 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10 a.m. Weekly Bible Studies Phone for time

PREECEVILLE-STURGIS UNITED CHURCH PASTORAL CHARGE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST Rev. Miles J. Russell MENNONITE Phone 306-547-2059 or 306-548-2097 Hyas Trinity United Church - Preeceville Grant Penner - Phone: 594-2901 Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Grace United Church - Sturgis Church Service 10:45 a.m. 1st Sunday Program 7:30 p.m. Worship 11 a.m.

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SUN DOG CONSULTING Backhoe, Gravel Truck, Surveying, Carpentry, Landscaping, Demolition, Septic Install

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Mushers’ Rendezvous - 1st weekend in February Snowmobile Trails - January – March Community Garage Sale - May 26, 2018 Old Home Week - July 8 - 14, 2018 Western Weekend - July 13, 14 & 15, 2018

Thank you for shopping locally

Administration Office 239 Highway Ave. E., Box 560, Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0 Toll-free: 1-877-706-3196 Ph. (306) 547-2810 Fax (306) 547-3116 Email: or

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Word Power and how it changes from one generation to the next By Kaare Askildt We have a lot of interesting and obscure words and colloquial phrases that will fade out in our generation. These words and phrases will be totally lost on my granddaughter’s generation. In fact, she might never hear them spoken. I’ll write a story using a few of them, and I trust you’ll understand what I mean. Ole and Lena were out driving around in the country. It was rather cool, but Ole had lowered the window while trying to enjoy a smoke. Lena kept nagging him to butt out, and Ole told her to take a powder. Finally, Ole finished his smoke, and Lena asked him to crank up the window as she was getting chilled. “Sorry, but I can’t crank up the window. There is only a button for up and down, no window crank,” said Ole. “Then please push the up button, and close the bloody window, my seat is colder than a brass toilet seat in the

Yukon.” “Stop being shrewish. I’ll close the window when I’m ready,” said Ole. “Cigarettes are your bane. Keep it up and you’ll end up with a pine overcoat,” said Lena. They kept on driving in silence, but Lena thought that Ole was driving too slow. She looked at Ole who was smirking, and said, “Wipe that gigglemug off your face, shift the gears and get this jalopy going.” “I can’t shift gears. It is an automatic transmission, standard gearboxes have gone by the way of the dodo bird,” said Ole. After a while they came upon a large stone mansion, nicely set back behind a stone fence and wrought iron gate. “Look, a cloister,” said Lena. “It’s no longer called a cloister,” said Ole. “It’s called a convent for nuns, or a monastery for monks. But you, being a Lutheran,

wouldn’t know these things.” When they got home, Lena was tired and decided to lay down for a mid-afternoon siesta. While she was sleeping, Ole got out the Akevitt but had only one shot, because he was careful not to get zozzled. It was Ole’s duty to take out the garbage, but even though it was full, he ignored it, flubbing the dub. Ole tickled her and Lena jumped out of bed like a jack-in-the-box, and chased after Ole telling him he would cop a mouse (shiner) for waking her up. She caught him but Ole grabbed her and kissed her instead. It was a Kodak moment. Sven came to the door, knocked and sang, “shave and a haircut,” whereupon Ole answered, “two bits.” It was their code. Ole let him in and poured him a shot of Akevitt. Lena picked up her telephone and smiled at Ole, telling him that she was

dialing her friend Kari to tell her that she was going shopping at the mall, and would invite Kari to join her. “You can’t dial anybody anymore. There is no dial on the phone, just buttons that you push. In fact, there are no clock or radio dials anymore either, and even a compass has lost the dial, as it’s all digital now,” said Ole. “Well, I’ll call her then, and when I’m finished I’ll hang up the phone,” said Lena. “You can’t hang up, there is nothing to hang the phone up on,” said Ole. “You disconnect the phone and then put it in your pocket or in your purse.” While in the shopping mall Lena and Kari ran into the Olson twins, Peter and Petter. The twins looked very much alike, and were dressed alike as well. Lena smiled at them both, introduced Kari and said, “I’ve said this before, so I sound like a broken record, oops

DVD, but you two looks like carbon copies of each other.” “Close but no cigar. I only have one ‘t’ in my first name, and I have a more winning smile,” said Peter. The following might be a true story. Sven was known as a pang-wangle and suffered from the willies most of the time. He was a little sauced sneaking around downtown Oslo, Norway, when he suddenly started to run. He was totally out of breath when he found a pay phone and called 911. The emergency operator answered, “911 emergency, how can I be of assistance.” “I’m having trouble breathing,” slurred Sven with panic in his voice. “I’m totally out of breath, I feel faint, my head is spinning, and my knees are wobbly. I feel like I’m about to conk out.” “Sir, compose yourself and tell me where you’re calling from,” said the operator calmly.

“I’m calling from a pay phone,” stuttered Sven through a hiccup. “OK, stay calm and tell me where the pay phone is located,” said the operator. Sven stuck his head out, looked up and read off the two sides of the corner of the phone booth. “I’m at the corner of Telephone and Telephone,” wheezed Sven. “Sir, I need the name of the streets, not the corners of the booth,” said the operator, “Oh, well, Storgata and Rådhusgata,” slurred Sven. “Please remain calm sir, and take a deep breath, an ambulance is on it’s way. Sir are you asthmatic?” asked the operator. “No, I’m not just out of breath, but please hurry,” slurred Sven. “Sir, can you please tell me what you were doing immediately before you started having trouble breathing?” asked the operator. “I was running from the police.”

School for innovative on-farm use of drones coming to Ebenezer A school for the agricultural use of drones will be held on March 21-22 at Ebenezer. “The sky’s not the limit, it’s an opportunity” said Glenda Jeffrey, the Agro Manager at the Ebenezer

Branch of Yorkton Co-op, about the upcoming drone school. Over the past few years, leading-edge farmers have started adopting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of their farm toolkits.

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They find them immediately useful for getting photos of inaccessible parts of their farm and shooting marketing videos of seeding and harvesting operations. But with some additional sensors, software, and training they can become an invaluable source of mid-season information about crops, said Jeffrey. Consumer adoption of unmanned flight technology has skyrocketed, leading to astounding improvements in stability and reliability, while also bringing down the price for those wanting to use this technology on their farm. The sensors for agricultural use have been developing as well, though the sensor development cannot keep pace with the improvements in flight hardware. Markus Weber co-founded 18033JJ0

LandView Drones, a company built around selling complete systems that include everything required to make these tools effective in farm settings. This means that not only are sensor and software included for field mapping, their systems also include accessories to help deal with real farm issues: dust, vegetation, and bright sunshine. Even though their systems include everything required, Weber found that their customers were not getting maximum value out of the system and perhaps not flying them according to Transport Canada regulations. This is the reason he has been putting on a travelling Ag Drone School across all prime agricultural regions in the prairie provinces. The Ebenezer event includes a formal UAV Ground School delivered by Mat Matthews of Blackhawk Aeronautical Solutions. Matthews is a drone professional who has decades of

experience with production and film companies, tourism, real estate, construction and development firms and oil and gas. Matthews now provides detailed instruction on the regulations around safe and legal flight of drones. “Our Grow Team agrologists will be using a drone for scouting some of our customers’ fields this summer,” said Jeffrey. “But we know that many customers will want to really understand their own crops, so the Co-op is hosting the school to give them the opportunity to do it themselves.” Participants will learn about mapping with different kinds of near-infrared sensors, which are used to create maps of crop health and crop stress. The UAV is programmed to fly a grid over an entire field, capturing hundreds of pictures which are combined to create an orthomosaic, or high-resolution map. These maps have many

uses such as guiding crop scouting, confirming equipment efficacy, measuring the spatial extent of crop damage, determining variablerate application of inputs such as fungicide, and documenting surface rights issues. Many growers have purchased drones for the fun factor, according to Weber. The first few flights tend to capture field operations from a new perspective to share with family, friends, and on social media. But inevitably, farmers are creative and find unique uses for this new tool on their operation. They may have acquired a UAV for recreational uses, but soon find that they can extract real value for their crop and livestock operations. Weber adds that “the fun factor wears off fairly quickly because drones are becoming so simple to fly. Luckily, agricultural drones are definitely more tool than cool.”

Ag Drone School Agronomic uses, fly safely & legally. gally.

Hosted by Yorkton Co-op at Ebenezer, March 21-22

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Preeceville Progress: 2018-03-15  
Preeceville Progress: 2018-03-15