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WHAT’S INSIDE: Westman dancer wins big at powwow PAGE 2 • Melita woman helps others with addictions PAGE 4 • Game birds released in advance of upcoming hunting event PAGE 6 • Poplar Lake author returns to pen novel on the Prairies PAGE 8 • Saskatchewan artist creates her passion on old barn boards PAGE 10 • Chicken soup is good for more than the soul PAGE 11 • Estevan youngster receives help for War Amps PAGE 12
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Young Westman dancer
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even-year-old Molly Taylor has been dancing for six years. Yes, you read that right - since she was just one-year-old. To top it off, she also won the Junior Girls Traditional dance at a major U.S. powwow on September 7. “We’re pretty proud - that was a big one,” said her mom, Lola Thunderchild “She’s wearing the champion jacket and her ribbon skirt to school today!” The United Tribes Powwow is a three-day contest held every fall in Bismarck, North Dakota. Dancers of all
ages from the U.S. and Canada attend. According to the website, it’s one of the biggest powwows “on the Great Plains powwow circuit.” Dancers like Molly, from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation and now living in Sioux Valley, compete for prize money in various categories such as Traditional, Grass Dance, and Jingle Dress. By winning first in her event, Molly won $300 and a powwow champion jacket - an unexpected windfall because she was younger and smaller
than most of her competitors in the 6-12 age bracket. In fact, when the announcement came, Molly was at the campground playing with her Barbie dolls and had to race back for her prize! It’s also not the first time she’s been in the money. She won $250 for placing second at a powwow in Dunseith, ND this summer. Generosity Remarkably for her tender age, Molly gives away most of her winnings. In a quiet voice and with some encouragement from her mother,
Powwow grounds in Bismarck where Molly danced in front of hunPhoto courtesy of Frank White Bull, UTTC International Powwow photographer dreds of spectators.
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she explained what she did in Bismarck. “I gave some money to an older lady sitting in the campground. I didn’t know her. I told her, ‘I want to give you some money because I won first place in the dance.’ Then I shake hands with them. They usually give me a hug.” Thunderchild says her two sons also compete in powwows, and it’s their tradition to give away a portion of their winnings. With the money she kept, Molly bought a pink feather T-shirt and slime. She is seven, after all! About the dance In Girls/Women’s Traditional, the participants dance to the beat of the drums in a graceful, controlled manner keeping their feet together and close to the ground. They carry feathers, a shawl and sometimes a purse. The dancer or a close relative usually make the dresses. Molly’s mother, an educational assistant at Virden Junior High School, made Molly’s outfit. You can see a video of Molly performing her winning dance on the Virden EmpireAdvance Facebook page. More winners Western Manitoba dancers who won prizes in Bismarck included: Blaze Standing Ready, Junior Boys Traditional, Beulah, Man.; Tatiyana Brown, Women Fancy, Mini-
ota, Man.; Terence Brown, Senior Men Fancy, Miniota,
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Abuilds Melita woman more than just a space to help others with addictions A
s a recovered alcoholic, Ardyth Wilson has helped people who struggled with their sobriety for many years. She did this by listening to them, counseling and “being there”, and even opening her own doors to those waiting to get into treatment when she lived in Alberta with her husband Dan. But when a few people turned into many, the couple decided to build a cabin to host her guests. “It was at this time that they decided they needed a ‘bigger house’ and began searching,” said Jacqueline Hoffman (Wilson’s daughter). Wilson found the former Notre Dame convent
Prairie Sky Recovery Centre (formerly Leipzip Serenity Retreat) is marking its 10th anniversary. Pictured is the Centre’s founder and former CEO Ardyth Wilson (left) with her daughter Jacqueline Hoffman, current CEO. Congratulations on the anniversary and ten years of healing. Photos courtesy of Prairie Sky Recovery Centre
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ver 800 new upland game birds were released onto farms throughout the southeast region on Thursday, in advance of the upcoming Bird Doggin’ hunting event hosted at Goodwater. The event organizing committee took delivery of the live birds delivered from the MacFarlane bird farm in Wisconsin, and then distributed them to farmers and land-owners, and committee members took the birds out to various locations to band and release them. The group received 700 cock pheasants and 110 Hungarian partridges altogether, at a cost of $22,000 US (or around $27,000 in Canadian dollars). They were the first group in Saskatch-
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The Bird Doggin’ hunting event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, with a social time the night before. The event’s banquet and weigh-in from the hunting of game birds will take place at the Goodwater Rink, featuring steak and pheasant, with a silent auction and a live band to provide entertainment, the Walker Valley band. The organizers will be providing shuttle buses for those who wish, from Weyburn, Midale, Torquay and area. Hunters were able to preregister online this year, and are coming from throughout Saskatchewan, with a maximum of 200 who can take part in the hunting. They are expecting the evening event will have around 500 people in
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attendance. Since 2014, the hunting organization has released over 3,700 birds around the southeast, not counting the 810 that were released this year. The release is done in cooperation with the province’s Department of the Environment. In 2017, there were 802 pheasants and 150 Hungarian partridges released, and from the Bird Doggin’ event, there were 150 pheasants, 61 partridges and 37 grouse harvested. In 2016, they released 650 pheasants, including 50 hens, and 50 Hungarian partridges, with a total of 247 pheasants, 96 partridges and 33 grouse harvested. All proceeds from the Bird Doggin’ event go towards the release of upland game birds, which are replenishing the bird populations for current and future generations.
A newly-banded pheasant flew over a field of corn before landing to find a place to nest, after it was released near Goodwater. Photos by Greg Nikkel
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on Thompson’s latest book is a two-fold homecoming. It tells the narrative of returning to your original community and confronting the past. For Thompson, writing the novel was a chance to reflect on and celebrate his home province. Thompson, a writer living in Toronto, grew up in Yorkton. He moved away after high school, dabbling with naval work, European backpacking, and banking. Wherever he went, his rural upbringing stayed with him.
“The Prairies can mark you for life,” he said. In 2015, Thompson published his first novel, “A Man of Letters,” a satire on the writing process. This year he’s releasing a prequel to “Letters” entitled “Poplar Lake.” Set in the 1990s, it details a young man’s return trip to his Prairie hometown of Poplar Lake as he introduces his girlfriend to his family. As the man revisits his old stomping grounds, he’s forced to eventually reckon with his difficult past. There are heavy and dark moments in the novel, but Thompson strove to maintain a comedic tone throughout. “I told the story in a satiric way,” he said. “There are a lot of jokes [in it].” Thompson based the fictional town of Poplar Lake after Yorkton. He got the name when he visited the town during the 2010 flood. It seemed as though the city was under a lake. “It’s inspired by the Yorkton experience,” he said. In the novel, Thompson presents themes of shared history and how the past can haunt us even when we try to bury it. “I want to explore how we could be blind to the violence below the surface,” he said. Thompson was drawn to the Prairies as a setting for his novel due to its rich history. He sees the Prairies
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Artist Bev Sobush-Melby’s passion:
Weathered faces on old barn boards
ev Sobush-Melby is drawing on her experience working in the Cymri Community Pasture years ago to inspire her current works of art, which include portraits of cowboys on weathered old boards of wood. She has also been making a series of paintings of scenes from the community pasture, drawn on her memories and on old photos of cowboys working with cattle and around the community pasture lands. She initially began many years ago painting the face of Santa Claus on old barn boards, and boards from old wooden slats from fences along the CP Rail line, and she has sold many of those pieces over the years. More recently, she turned her attention to portraits of cowboys with the old-style cowboy hats, some with names drawn from old Westerns, like a grizzled face she named “Dangerous Dan” on one old weathered piece of plywood.
Bev searches around on her farm and in the area for weathered pieces of wood, noting these are what lend her pieces the character she’s looking for. “I don’t want anything new. I often pick up little pieces and decide what I’m going to do with them,” she said. “Sometimes the texture and the size of the wood piece give me the idea of what to paint,” she added. Noting the new style of cowboy hats that rodeo cowboys or country singers wear, she said she prefers to paint hats of an older style, to give it a more authentic look. “The old boards are rough on the brushes. I put on a base coat to work on, and then it doesn’t soak into the wood. I use quite a bit of water with the acrylics so it can flow on nicely,” said Bev. “I just have a fun time with it.” The barn board art pieces weren’t always well-accepted when she had them for sale at art and craft sales, but today many people love the look of the weathered boards. “The first time I showed them in Weyburn, people were not interested in items on old wood. I always liked them. You have to have the right décor to use them, as they’re very rustic,” said Bev. She has also been working on a series of paintings of cowboys working in the community pastures, continuing with the theme she had for an exhibit she had a few years ago at the Weyburn Credit Union art gallery. They are based on scenes that she saw every day while working with her husband Chris Larsen, and her son Carlton. “My son and I rode every day, and we’d check the fences and the cows,” she noted, saying that after a while, “you get ingrained in that way of life.” As a volunteer with the Souris Valley Antique Association, which holds the threshing demonstration for Midale’s Pioneer Echoes
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each summer, Bev had a large painting on a weathered board to display there, and she thought it could be safely left in the flea market building at the Heritage Village overnight. The problem was, when she went back the next morning, it was gone, and she thinks it was someone who just visited the flea market and saw the great deal of a painting. She had never intended to sell that piece, but realizes now she will likely never see it again. Bev is planning to have some of her works for sale at the Weyburn Arts Council’s One Festive Floor event at the Weyburn Comprehensive School’s Cugnet Centre on November 17.
Midale artist Bev Sobush-Melby put some finishing touches on a painting of an old cowboy on old weathered wood. She has found pieces of wood from old barns and from old fences used by CP Rail, and they provide the colour and texture that she loves as she paints cowboys from long ago. Photos by Greg Nikkel
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Chicken soup is good for more than the soul
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old season never seems to take a year off. Experts estimate that colds are so widespread that very few humans escape infection. Some people come down with colds more than once per year. That should not come as too great a surprise, as there are now thought to be more than 200 different strains of cold. For the past 50 years, researchers studied two classes of viruses responsible for a total of roughly 100 different incarnations of the common cold. Two years ago, after development of molecular techniques to look at the viral genome, researchers found a third class of rhinoviruses, according to James Gern, MD, an asthma specialist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This discovery doubled the number of potential cold viruses. While there’s no cure for the common cold, cold remedies have been around for centuries. Chicken soup remains one of the more popular cold remedies. Grandmothers have long espoused the virtues of chicken soup with regard to treating colds, but now research is backing up those claims. Researchers have long examined the potential health benefits of chicken soup in an attempt to understand why it seems to be such an effective tonic at treating colds. A 1998 report found that broth may help improve the function of the tiny hairs in noses called cilia. The cilia help prevent contagions from getting into the body. Hot fluids also can help increase the movement of nasal mucus, helping to relieve stuffiness and congestion. Chicken soup also can help reduce inflammation, which often results as the immune system works to fight the cold virus. A study in the journal Chest found that chicken soup appears to inhibit neutrophil chemotaxis, which is the movement of certain immune cells to mucus membrane surfaces. As a result, mucus production is inhibited and cold symptoms are reduced. Chicken soup is loaded with immune-boosting vegetables and other ingredients that provide phytonutrients. The American Cancer Society defines phytonutrients, or phytochemicals, as plant compounds like carotenoids, lycopene, resveratrol, and phytosterols that are thought to have health-protecting qualities. Chicken soup may also contain onions and garlic, which are believed to have natural antibacterial or antiseptic properties. An easily digestible comfort food, chicken soup also helps a person feel better because it effectively delivers vitamins and minerals. While some profess that homemade chicken soup is the key to fighting a cold, many commercially-made soups fit the bill as well. The salt, steam, vegetables, chicken protein, and soothing broth combine to form a worthy adversary to the common cold.
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The property is currently has a tenant with a rental agreement that expires January 1, 2019. The lease will be assigned to the successful bidder. Seller will retain all of the rent for 2018 and will be responsible for the 2018 property taxes.
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1. Interested parties must rely on their own inspection and knowledge of the property and not on the above or any other particulars or representations made by or on behalf of the Seller. Inquiries should be directed to Garth Harrison (705) 533-4585. 2. Tenders must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018.
3. Each tender must be accompanied by a $1,000.00 deposit cheque payable to Meighen Haddad LLP. Deposits accompanying unaccepted bids will be refunded. 4. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
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The bidder whose tender is accepted will be required to complete an agreement covering terms and conditions of sale.
2. In addition to the deposit, the balance of the accepted tender must be paid on a date no later than January 2, 2019, or evidence provided that the purchase funds will be available under conditions acceptable to the Vendor. If the balance of the accepted tender is not paid within the set time limit the deposit paid may be forfeited as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. 3. Possession is not authorized until acceptable arrangements for full payments are made following acceptance of tender. 4. All mines and minerals will be reserved from any Transfer. 5. Land is in the Torren’s Title system.
6. Successful bidders will be responsible for real property taxes commencing January 1, 2019.
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mma Grobbink might be young, but she has already become a regular at the War Amps Western Canada Child Amputee seminar. Emma, the four-year-old daughter of Mike and Jessica Grobbink of Estevan, was in Winnipeg with her mother from Aug. 24 to 26 for this year’s seminar. It’s the third time she has been to the conference. Emma was born without part of her right hand. She has the thumb, but is missing fingers, which makes it difficult to grip things. “She always really enjoys going and getting to hear all the other kids and getting to interact with them,” said Jessica Grobbink. The conventions are an opportunity to gain information and keep in touch with some of the other amputees they have met at the previous seminars. “One of the things about being an amputee is that everybody’s situation is unique, in that nobody needs exactly the same thing,” said Jessica. “There are always new developments and new information, and it’s a great weekend to get together and share all of it.” The conferences have proven to be a great source of information. While attending a previous convention, Jessica learned about a recreational device for her daughter, allowing Emma to ride a bicycle. Emma previously couldn’t properly grip the handlebars. “I’d seen a similar device in one of the War Amps communications. They send out a quarterly newsletter,” said Jessica. “It was something that attaches to the right side of the bike on her handlebars. It allows her to properly grip and steer, which allows her to ride her bike, which is exactly what any four-year-old would want to do.” There is a bit of a process needed to get a
recreational device made, but the War Amps can give recommendations on the devices. It usually starts by approaching a general practitioner, and then going through an occupational or physical therapist. Then applicants are referred to the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre. “From there, they have to take fittings and measurements and stuff, so it involves a couple of trips back and forth to Regina, and then the end result is customizable device that’s made perfectly just for Emma so she can ride her bike,” said Jessica. The War Amps helps cover the cost of the device, which would be expensive to purchase. It has given Emma the freedom to ride a bicycle on her own. It’s the only device Emma has needed thus far. Her mother describes Emma as resilient and clever at figuring out how to do things without needing assistance. There are a couple of things she needs help with, but there isn’t anything she can’t do. “As she gets older, there will probably be more devices or daily living aids that she might need to use, especially as she gets into different sports and things like that,” said Jessica. At this year’s convention in Winnipeg, Emma met another little girl in Regina who is also a partial hand amputee. They spent some time together and really enjoyed visiting. A highlight of each seminar is the involvement of junior counsellors. Usually the War Amps tries to match up young children with young people in their teens who have a similar level of amputation, so they can spend time together, play and become comfortable with each other. “A lot of times the parents of the junior counsellors are there as well, so for myself as
a parent, then I have the opportunity to ask any questions I might have to parents of junior counsellors,” said Jessica. “Obviously they’re 10-15 years ahead of where Emma is, so they’ve already gone down this road, and they’ve seen some of the similar situations that Emma has or will encounter, so they’re in a good position to give advice or recommendations on what you can do and who you need to speak to.” Jessica expects they will continue to attend these conferences, especially since Emma always enjoys them.
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