Gehl awarded bronze in MMA series Esterhazy`s Community Carol

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Gehl awarded bronze in MMA series Esterhazy`s Community Carol
INSIDE
THIS
ISSUE:
Local contractor
receives award
. . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 2
Bernath receives
volunteer award
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 8
Fire safety for
holidays
. . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 9
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Monday, December 14, 2015
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Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, Canada
Gehl awarded bronze in MMA series
by Shelley Gillespie
Esterhazy High School
(EHS) student Zach Gehl
took home the bronze
after competing in the Gi
and No-Gi junior under150 weight class at the
Saskatchewan Submission Series 2015 held at
the Alliance Training
Center in Saskatoon on
Dec. 5.
To quality for this invitational tournament, competitors had to participate
and place in four previous
tournaments in the series
in 2015. Anyone could
enter the four qualifying
tournaments. Points were
awarded for each competitor that placed, based on
their rankings. Once the
four tournaments were
completed, the points
were compiled, and those
that were awarded the
most points were invited
to attend the final tournament.
Although Gehl only participated in three of the
four tournaments (missing one to compete in
wrestling nationals), he
earned enough points to
be invited to the final
tournament
held
in
Saskatoon. At the finals,
he achieved second in the
No-Gi and third in the Gi,
and was awarded the
bronze belt based on the
combined results from
both competitions.
In both the Gi and NoGi series, athletes had to
compete against four
other competitors, moving
on if they won, and finishing if they lost. The athletes’ placement against
the other fighters was
based on the points from
the previous qualifying
rounds. The fighter that
managed to win four battles without losing any
came in first. The one that
lost the final round
achieved second, and the
person that lost the previous competition came in
third.
This is the first belt that
Gehl has won in the approximately two years
that he has been competing in a trio of grapplingskill sports that include
wrestling, jiu jitsu, and
kick boxing.
“Everything I do is dedicated to my sport,” Gehl
said. “When I am not in
class practicing and training, or at school, I am
practicing and training in
my spare time. It’s what I
do.”
Gehl will be taking his
belt on a road tour to show
to his team members in
both jiu jitsu and kickboxing, which he attends in
Yorkton three times per
week. He also attends
wrestling twice a week at
the high school.
Gehl was not really surprised when he placed in
the provincial submission
tournament, for he had
placed well in the previous tournaments he had
competed in. He won a
gold in Gi and a silver in
No Gi at the Manitoba
Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Championship in Winnipeg Nov. 7, and also took
gold in Gi and silver in No
Gi in Melville at a the
Warrior Spirit Open Tournament Nov. 22, as well as
a bronze in kick boxing..
“All of this is leading up
to a goal,” said his father,
Ryan Gehl. “He wants to
compete in the Mixed
Martial Arts (MMA) full
contact competition when
he is 18 years old and in
Grade 12. This competition requires the athlete
to be very highly skilled,
very ready to fight. Competitors can get hurt quite
badly. He wants to scare
his parents, and we have
been warned.”
Gehl's father accompanies him to tournaments
and competitions, and frequently his mother comes
to cheer him on as well.
Gehl is currently in
Grade 9, turned 15 on
Dec. 5 – the day of the
provincial
Submission
Tournament – and is the
son of Ryan and Delphine
Gehl of Esterhazy.
Zach Gehl holds up
the bronze belt he won
at the Saskatchewan
Submission
Series
2015 competition in
Saskatoon on Dec. 5,
2015.
Esterhazy’s Community Carol Festival
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The Miner-Journal will be closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 4 inclusive.
Local contractor receives award
This year’s SHCA Annual Meetings were held
in Regina and members
from all over the province
traveled through typical
Saskatchewan wind and
ice to meet and converse
about their construction
season. This is an opportunity to put competition
behind and renew friendships while discussing
concerns, challenges and
triumphs in the industry
throughout the past year.
Along
with
keynote
speakers such as; Former
NHL All Star, Ryan
Walker to sessions on
Navigating Workers Compensation,
members
raised
money
for
Saskatchewan charities
with a competitive live
auction and were entertained by award winning
corporate
comedian
Simon Cotter. The event
wound up with awards of
excellence in various divisions.
SHCA chairman, Carmen Duncan, was honoured to present the 2015
Award of Excellence in
the Grading/Excavation
Project to his family business, C. DUNCAN Construction LTD. Receiving
the award on behalf of his
crew is first time supervisor Thomas Selby, for
work completed for the
RM of Spy Hill # 152. The
“Godwin Slide Rehabilitation” project was tendered
by RM #152 as a result of
flooding and erosion in
the Qu’Appelle Valley,
west of Tantallon. The existing road needed to be
moved to more secure
ground and the sliding
hillside stabilized. Various
challenges came with this
project however Mr. Selby,
in co-operation with junior engineer, Justin Dejardinis of Golder Associates,
did an exemplary job of
completing the project so
that it appeared to have
been made by Mother Nature
herself!
Robert
Bruce, Reeve of RM of Spy
Hill commented, “the job
was completed in a timely
manner and well done.”
Saskatchewan Heavy
Construction Association
is “ ..a member driven organization..committed to
the heavy construction industry by actively promoting quality, cost-effective,
socially responsible services for the public and its
members.”
Originally
formed in 1919 the association represents over 60
percent of the Heavy Construction
Contractors
across the province. Members make up the governing Board of Directors, to
which Carmen and years
before him, Cameron
Duncan both serve.
The awards committee
also acknowledge the following business for their
exceptional
work:
Award of Excellence in Asphalt Paving Category –
HJR
Asphalt
Ltd;
Innovation Award of Excellence – Langenburg
R e d i - M i x ;
Award of Excellence in
the Best Small Project –
G.W. Construction of
B u c h a n a n ;
Award of Excellence in
Best Overall Large Project – Kelly Panteluk Construction
Ltd.;
Safety Innovation of Excellence for their development of an automated
flagging system within
the construction work
zone – Potzus Paving Ltd.,
of Yorkton.
More information regarding the “Godwin Slide
Rehabilitation”
project
can be found on EsterhazyOnline.com
SHCA chairman, Carmen Duncan, (l) presented the 2015 Award of Excellence in the Grading/Excavation Project to his family business, C.
DUNCAN Construction LTD. of Spy Hill. Receiving the award on behalf of his crew is first time supervisor Thomas Selby, for work completed for the RM of Spy Hill # 152.
May your Heart Grow
through the Holiday Season.
Merry Christmas
from
Goldy’s Greenhouse
Jeannette Lomenda,
Bingo Chair of Esterhazy Royal Canadian
Legion #249, presents
a cheque for $1,000
towards the new CT
Scan to Ross Fisher,
Executive Director of
the Health Foundation of East Central
Sask.
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The Miner-Journal, Esterhazy, Sask.
Monday, December 14, 2015
The spirit of giving
by Shelley Gillespie
Each year as Christmas
rolls around, people tend
to put away their natural
urge to complain about a
variety of things and instead turn to being more
positive, more thoughtful,
more giving. Talk turns to
more upbeat things, and
stories are shared that rebuild our faith in humanity.
Carolyne North has
such a story.
In the early fall of 2014,
the staff and students at
Esterhazy High School
were ordering their high
school jackets, which
should arrive in a few
weeks. While the ordering
was going on, North, who
is employed by Petracek
Janitorial Services to
clean the high school,
commented on how nice
the jackets were, and that
she should order herself
one.
But then she said, “Oh,
what am I thinking. What
would I put on it for what
I do?”, referring to the activities that the students
have printed on the arms
of the jacket to represent
the various clubs and
teams that they are involved in, such as “football” or “wrestling” or
“volleyball”.
“What do you mean,
what do you do?” someone
replied. “You do lots of
things. Mopping and
sweeping and stuff like
that. You could list those
things.”
While North fully intended to order herself a
jacket that year, somehow
it slipped her mind, as
things do for all of us at
times when we are busy.
Time passed, and so did
the deadline for ordering
the jackets.
In November that same
year, the day came that
the jackets arrived and
were being distributed.
Carolyne North, standing in front of the janitor's room, proudly displays the Esterhazy
High School (EHS) jacket that she was given by
the students and staff at EHS in November of
2014.
North was near her janitorial room, where she
keeps her cart, her mops
and brooms and rags and
various janitorial supplies, when a couple of
people caught up with her.
A teacher’s aide, representing the school staff,
and a student, represent-
ing the student body, presented her with a high
school jacket of her own,
ordered as a surprise for
her, complete with “Janitor” on the back and activities along the arms like
the students have. On the
left arm “vacuuming,
sweeping, dusting, etc.”
Water security agency
releases fall condition report
Today, the Water Security Agency (WSA) released
the
2015
Conditions at Freeze-up
Report. The report summarizes the water supply conditions during the
late fall and early winter
period. This report helps
provide a better understanding of the conditions on the ground in
preparation for spring
runoff in 2016.
The majority of the
province has normal
moisture conditions for
this time of year; however, some areas in eastern Saskatchewan still
have a higher than normal amount of moisture
on the landscape going
into winter.
The Pipestone, Qu’Appelle, Assiniboine, Red
Deer, Torch, and Carrot
River Basins all have
above normal moisture
conditions for this time
of year. Some stream
flows in the Qu’Appelle,
Pipestone and Assiniboine Basins were at
above normal levels at
the end of October.
While spring and early
summer precipitation
was well below normal
across much of the
province, above normal
late summer and fall
precipitation resulted in
near normal precipitation
accumulations
across
most
of
Saskatchewan between
April 1 and Oct. 31,
2015.
On Oct. 26, 2015, topsoil moisture conditions
were generally described
as adequate across the
grainbelt with the exception of an area in the
Monday, December 14, 2015
northeast and a few
pockets in east central
areas of the province
where conditions are described as surplus. However,
precipitation
received during the first
three weeks of November has resulted in additional areas with surplus
soil moisture conditions.
Long range forecasts
for this winter are suggesting below normal
precipitation.
Overall, since 2010,
the WSA’s groundwater
observation well network has shown an overall
increase
in
groundwater
levels
throughout the province.
The initial Spring
Runoff Outlook for 2016
will be issued in early
February. For more information
visit
www.wsask.ca.
were listed, and on the
right they had printed
“stripping, mopping, waxing, etc.”
“The students often call
me ‘Janitor Lady’” North
said with affection. “So
many of the kids stop to
talk to me each day, and
the teachers and staff do
as well. I enjoy my job.”
North was surprised by
the gift; she was truly
touched by their thoughtfulness and generosity;
and she was pleased to
have her efforts at the
school acknowledged. Although the pair presenting the jacket did not
know it, it also happened
to be her birthday, and
this gift had made the day
more special than she
could find the words to express. A year later, telling
the story, she was still
grinning and beaming.
“We have great kids in
our high school,” North
said, “and that means that
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we have great teachers
here educating them, and
great parents at home
raising them. There is
good in all of them. I see it
every day that I clean the
school.”
The jacket is not an isolated incident, by any
means,
according
to
North. The walls inside
her janitorial room are
covered with pictures,
cards and notes from the
students and teachers.
Three or four times per
year she is presented with
flowers, which remain on
her cart while working so
she can enjoy them.
“It is a wonderful place
to work,” North said. “I am
so lucky. Not only do I
enjoy the people around
me at the school, as well
as my duties, I am also
fortunate to work for wonderful employers like Vern
and Karen. I have no complaints about my job at
all. I love it.”
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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the council
of the Village of Yarbo intents to adopt a bylaw under
The Municipalities Act to be known as The Procedure
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INTENT – The proposed Bylaw No. 15-4 is intended to regulate the proceedings of municipal Council
and Council’s committees and is to be adopted at the
regular meeting of Council on Tuesday, December
22, 2015.
REASON – The reason for the bylaw is it is now
required by provincial legislature.
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the bylaw at the Yarbo Town Office, #4 1st Avenue
North, Yarbo Sask. on Tuesdays between 9:00 A.M
and 5:00 P.M. Copies are available at cost.
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December, 2015.
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for the week of
Week of December 13 to 19, 2015
CROSSWORDS
The luckiest signs this week:
Aries, Taurus and Gemini.
ARIES
The great artist in you makes a fairly dramatic appearance.
You accomplish something that gets noticed and that constitutes some sort of fresh start.
TAURUS
Your social life takes up all your time. You receive a constant
stream of invitations that you accept with pleasure, even if you
know you’re burning the candle at both ends sometimes.
GEMINI
You have a lot of work on your hands if you have big plans for
the holidays this year. Time is a scarce commodity, but your
parties are a real success in the end.
CANCER
You feel like getting out more and discovering lots of wonderful things. You decide to spend the holidays under a tropical
sun or feature exotic flavours on your holiday menu.
LEO
You’re deeply moved when you learn about a visit from a family member that you only see very rarely and who means a lot
to you. You go all out in order to welcome this person.
VIRGO
It’s very easy to get along with you. You’re not afraid of some
hard work and you’re willing to start preparing a few recipes
for the upcoming holiday parties.
LIBRA
You find yourself taking over the boss’s chair while he or she
goes on a well-deserved vacation. This could have an extremely
positive long-term impact on your career.
SCORPIO
You’re the centre of attention for one reason or another. It’s
possible that you could save someone, even if it’s only by being
a good listener.
SAGITTARIUS
You go all out where gifts and parties with friends and family
are concerned. You’re extremely generous and this gives you
an extraordinary sense of well-being.
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ACROSS
1. Starlet’s secret?
4. Liquid rock
8. Boutique
12.Overcame
13.Highway sign
14.Song
15.Diary
16.Watch, e.g.
18.Decomposes
20.One who finishes
21.Shriek
23.Difficulty
25.Mississippi transport
27.Cured pork
30.Nights preceding
31.____ up to (admit)
32.Floor model
33.Joined
34.Financial officer
36.Tie
37.Metallic sound
38.Burn with steam
41.Thaw
42.Postnuptial vacation
45.European mountain
48.Martial ____
49.Still
50.Golly’s partner
51.Athletic event
52.Low grades
53.Coop product
32.Boring
DOWN
1. Shoemaking tool
2. Messy stuff
3. Inscribed
4. Correspondence
5. Center of rotation
6. Vigor
7. Consumed food
8. Scam
9. Colored
10.Not twice
11.Equal
17.Soil enricher
19.Lode loads
21.Make beer
22.Learn’s partner
23.Scattered
24.Granny
26.____ yesterday
27.Birthright
28.Minister’s word
29.“____ & Mindy”
39.Apple remnant
34.Orderly
HOW TO PLAY :
35.Pictures
36.Made holy
38.Farce
40.Initial bet
41.Beauty spot
43.In-between
44.Solemn lyric poem
ANSWER TO LAST WEEK’S PUZZLE
Fill in the grid so that every row,
every column, and every 3x3 box
contains the numbers 1 through 9
only once.
Each 3x3 box is outlined with a
darker line. You already have a
few numbers to get you started.
Remember: You must not repeat
the numbers 1 through 9 in the
same line, column, or 3x3 box.
46.Chair support
47.Tent stake
CAPRICORN
It’s not easy to coordinate a busy social life when your work is
demanding. You need to take the decision to back off a bit, so
don’t hesitate to accept invitations from your friends.
AQUARIUS
You may lay your hands on a nice sum of money and you’re
sure to treat yourself. This situation shows you off to advantage
and improves your self-esteem.
PISCES
You’re already planning some parties that will bring together
your relatives. You have lots of inspiration to create your very
own masterpiece.
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Advertising Manager: Jennifer Duff
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Freelance writer: Shelley Gillespie
Freelance writer: Glorianne Kada
Freelance writer: Terri Eger
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Glorianne
Kada
Trump elicits mixed emotions
The longer the presidential campaign goes on, the more Donald Trump is accused of showing his
true colors, exhibiting his inexperience with political issues, being a bigot, and of having an unreasonable confidence that his opinion is always the right one.
Each time he speaks in public in the last few weeks, the voters, the other political candidates, and
the media are quick to express their opinion on what he has to say. Most recently Trump urged
that Muslims be banned from entering the United States.
The following is Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, via his website.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States
until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among
others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25 per cent of those polled agreed
that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad”, and
51 per cent of those polled, “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.” Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won’t convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.
Trump stated, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond
comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If
I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.” - Donald J. Trump
According to the Huffington Post “Trump’s rhetoric undeniably appeals to more Americans than
many around the world might realize. For months Trump has been a forerunner among Republicans bidding the presidency. His brash sound bites draw huge crowds from Americans and significant media attention. It turns out that more Americans than would have been expected find a
kinship with Mr. Trump’s ideas – and that should be worrisome.”
An editorial in the New York Times titled ‘Bizarre Responses to a Plea for Reason,’ criticized Donald Trump
for his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States. “Donald Trump, a bigot without foreign policy experience, showed that there is nothing he won’t say or support to sow hatred,” wrote the editorial board.
“Heil Donald Trump - THE ULTIMATE SAVIOR.”
That’s what Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, had to say in
response to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete
shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
“Finally: someone speaks sense,” Anglin wrote, pasting Trump’s new proposal under the
headline “Glorious Leader Calls For Complete Ban on All Moslems.”
“Make America White Again!” his post concludes.
Senior White House officials lined up to condemn Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims
from entering the United States, saying it was contrary to US values and interests.
“You’re being generous by describing it as a proposal,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest,
castigating the fiery Republican presidential frontrunner’s latest outburst as “cynical.”
“I think what Mr Trump is doing is something that he’s been doing over the course of his entire
campaign, which is... to play on people's fears in order to build support for his campaign.”
“I think what he’s doing, he’s dividing America in a really cynical way,” Earnest told MSNBC.
The following is Trump’s proposal, via his website.
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States
until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. According to Pew Research, among
others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25% of those polled agreed that
violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad” and 51%
of those polled, “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to
Shariah.” Shariah authorizes such atrocities as murder against non-believers who won’t convert, beheadings and more unthinkable acts that pose great harm to Americans, especially women.
Mr. Trump stated, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond
comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If
I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.” - Donald J. Trump
From reality show to reality, Trump creates mixed emotions and responses to his
actions. Without a doubt, this presidential campaign has been entertaining.
In a world that seems to have to gone mad, it’s nice to
know at this time a year that there is still place where
that madness may be just a little bit less.
This is not to suggest that rural Saskatchewan and
rural Canada are places without their problems.
Rural anywhere still has stresses in families and
squabbles between neighbour. This is human nature and
– even at Christmas time – not everyone has the ability
to forgive and forget.
But in rural settings where being slightly further apart
might offer an opportunity to be alone in thought, one
would like to hope that people arrive at the peace and
wisdom that accompany the season.
Maybe this is just wishful thinking. After all, there remains a lot of intolerant people in rural settings who fall
into the collective wisdom of the local bar or coffee row.
There again, it’s probably no small co-incidence that
Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump – the
loudest most obnoxious and irrational voice, now advocating banning all Muslims from the United States – is
from New York City.
That Trump has considerable business dealings in
Dubai, including several golf courses, makes his latest
bluster all that much more rich.
Nor is really all that surprising that some of those in
Canada most eager to open up their door to Syrian
refugees live in rural Canada.
In the wake of the brutal and senseless terrorist
killings in Paris and the Los Angeles suburb of San
Bernardino, CBC Radio’s As it Happens interviewed
Bloomfield, Ontario’s Carlyn Moulton .
Her community recently welcome a Syrian family of 14.
“I think they had been in a rural area in Syria, for
Monday, December 14, 2015
Nonsense and Injustice
Some people get off pretty easy.
Local crimes that I have been reading about lately seem to end in all the
same outcomes: people commit crimes and get dealt the minimal consequences
from the justice system.
The break-ins that have been occurring from Esterhazy area all the way up
to Wadena were the result of a pair of Yorkton area brothers, according to an
article I read in the Yorkton This Week newspaper. Recently, the brothers were
arrested and charged in connection with a three month break and enter spree.
There are also a number of other young offenders charged in connection to the
break-ins.
These brothers are over the age of 18 and will be charged as adults. They are
already released from police custody on bail.
It is unimaginable how anyone that has just been caught from a three month
break in spree is not serving time in jail before their court date. That is somewhat of an insult to the number of property owners and families who have had
their houses broken into and stolen from. However these homeowners should
feel safe in knowing that the brothers, who are currently walking about free
as a bird, have been ordered a firearms prohibition.
In addition, while the prosecution argued they should remain in custody as
they have a high risk of reoffending, the defense attorney argued that their
constitutional rights would be violated if they were not granted reasonable
bail.
This is absurd. There are not a lot of crimes that occur in our neck of the
woods of rural Saskatchewan, but when stuff like this happens why is the justice system not throwing the book at these criminals. The precedence is being
set here. Criminal’s constitutional rights take precedence over justice and victims’ rights.
This is one example of many injustices I have seen in the headlines over the
year. I try to keep my eye on the news by browsing local news sources. I keep
an eye on Yorkton news especially since I spent the last decade of my life there
and know quite a few people. Local area topics from Yorkton these days have
centred around a 33 year-old female drug dealer being busted for trafficking
cocaine, as well as drunken bar brawl assaults resulting in serious bodily
harm. It is the same non-consequences every time. Offenders are given minimum jail sentences of a couple of years with hopes of probation in half the
time, or set free on bail or else no charges are laid against them.
Time served and consequences handed down by the justice system for serious violent crimes seem to lack the severity necessary. However on the other
side of the coin there seems to be harsh consequences for less serious crimes.
I have witnessed youth at-risk fall into the traps of the justice system. A
youth who faces small drug possession or alcohol charges would most likely be
slapped on the wrist, at first, however they are soon caught up in the deep grip
of the justice system. While consequences for less serious crimes can result
with an easy order for them to complete community service hours, or a conditional sentence where they must seek employment or attend school. However,
one wrong move and the justice system is on their case and throwing them
into jail and putting them on a probation order that will set them up to fail.
These youth at-risk are dealing with issues of poverty, abuse, addictions, and
mental health issues. These youth do not need justice they need real help.
Most teenagers are afforded the chance to redeem themselves after making
a mistake, but not youth at-risk. My time working with youth at-risk in different workplace settings of an alternative school, foster home, and youth custody facility has set firm in my belief that certain circumstances set the ground
for the severity of consequences handed out.
Ethnicity, income level, who a person knows and where they stand in the
community are some of the factors that seem to play a part in how justice is
served.
Murray
Mandryk
reports
from the
Saskatchewan
Legislature
Values of rural life
can’t be beat
many years,” Moulton told the CBC’s Carroll Off.
They’d come from a farming background. They had a
small grocery store where they were selling a lot of things
that they had grown themselves. They owned cows. They
made their own yogurt. And they really weren’t urban
people when they were bombed and displaced.”
That they happened to arrive the day before Halloween
when the town “looked a little scary” might have been a
bit unsettling for them, but Moulton said the kids were
very eager to go to school because they hadn’t attended
school in four years.
The kids seem to be fitting in rather well, but so have
the adults, Mouton told As it Happens.
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“That’s really changing our community in ways that we
hadn't even imagined,” she said.
“I don’t think we’re exceptional. I think that rural communities depend on one another, and they’re much more
adaptable than possibly some people might think.”
Maybe rural people aren’t exceptional.
As suggested earlier, rural communities can have as
much strife and disagreement as anywhere else.
But if you are a smaller community where, as Moulton
so aptly put it, you rely more on each other than people
in the cities do, maybe there is a deeper appreciation for
people as people.
After all, it’s no small coincidence that Doukhobors,
Hutterites, Mennonites and many others settled in rural
Saskatchewan to escape religious prosecution a century
ago.
Some groups like Ukrainians, Germans, Swedes, Poles
and French tended to settle together in larger communities. It’s also why Saskatchewan and Alberta entered confederation on the condition of minor “separate” school
systems to respect religious freedoms.
But it also wasn’t uncommon to see single men or lone
families – hardworking Chinese who faced their own discrimination in Canada – settle as entrepreneurs and become a big part of rural communities.
So the notion of having Syrian refugee families – the
kind of people that seem to scare Donald Trump and
other city dwellers – welcomed with open arms in small
communities is not all that far fetched.
Really, it’s a big part of the way rural life has always
been.
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SPORTS TALK - by Bruce Penton
Free-agent pitchers hit the jackpot
Christmas came early
for Zach Grienke. Just like
it had a few days earlier
for David Price.
Grienke and Price
throw baseballs for a living. They strike people
out. They make it tough
for batters to get on base.
They lead their teams to
more victories than losses.
They were valuable commodities on baseball’s
free-agent market.
How valuable? Boston
Red Sox saw fit to offer
Price $217 million over
the next seven years, an
average of $31 million per
year. Grienke upped that
by a couple of million –
$206 million over six
years from the Arizona
Diamondbacks – $34.3
million per year.
Grienke will be paid
more than $94,000 per
day, every day, even statutory holidays, for the next
six years. The taxman will
take its share, certainly,
but Grienke will nonetheless be able to buy really
expensive Ketchup for his
mac and cheese lunches.
Poor Price, the half-season
Blue Jay who stopped in
Toronto and gave Jays’
fans hope they might be
able to have him long
term – ha!, that’s a good
one – will have to get by
on $85,000 per day, every
day, Sundays and holidays
included.
Meanwhile, that smacking of lips you hear in unison is being done by
Washington
Nationals’
Bryce Harper and his
agent. The best player in
baseball is only 23, plays
every day, and will be a
free agent after the 2018
season. If Grienke, a 32year-old who pitches
every fourth or fifth day,
can command $34.3 million per year for six years,
the number hasn’t even
been invented yet that
would be a fitting figure
for Harper. He’ll be 26, in
his absolute prime, and
inflation will have caused
even more bloating of
salaries. How about $500
million for 10 years? Why
not?
It’s stupid money, of
course. It probably goes
into some long-term in-
vestment package that
family
members
of
Grienke,
Price
and
Harper will richly live off
for the next couple of generations. How many big
homes, private jets or Ferraris can one own? How
many European vacations
can one take?
Who pays for all these
riches? Fans, indirectly.
Arizona recently signed a
$1.5 billion television
deal,
which
means
Grienke’s $206 million is,
basically, chump change
for the organization. But
TV people depend on fans
watching, which means
advertisers are lured to
TV broadcasts. Do sponsoring companies raise
their store prices to cover
the cost of TV ads? If so,
who pays that excess?
Guess.
Hey, Mom and Dad!
Take junior down the
basement, this winter hire
a coach to teach him the
rudiments of throwing a
baseball and then get him
outside in the spring,
ready to fling those fastballs and sliders. And oh,
hire an agent, too. There’s
big cash out there.
RJ Currie of sportsdeke.com: “U.S. officials
found a tunnel eight football fields long under the
San Diego-Tijuana border.
Some people will go to any
lengths to avoid a Chargers game.”
Steve Rushin of Sports
Illustrated, on the sevenyear, $217 million contract signed by former
Blue Jay David Price, by
the Boston Red Sox, on
Twitter: “David Pricey.”
Fake Twitter handle
NOTSportsCentre: “David
Price on joining the Red
Sox: ‘They have a long history of failing in the playoffs, so it was a perfect fit
for me.”
Dwight Perry of the
Seattle Times:” According
to a survey of Canadians
conducted by Maple Leaf
Foods, 43 per cent said
they preferred bacon to
sex. And if you think that
number
seems
high,
thank your lucky stars
they didn’t ask about
hockey.”
RJ Currie again,on Yan-
kee legend Derek Jeter retiring with 260 career
home runs: “Or 261, if you
include getting engaged to
SI Swimsuit Issue cover
girl Hannah Davis.”
TC in BC: “Peyton Manning has ‘Unfriended’
Brock Osweiler on Facebook.”
Late-night funnyman
Conan O’Brien: “Los Angeles is getting much
closer to having an NFL
team next year. So pretty
soon, the Lakers won’t be
the only team in LA scoring about 20 points a
game.”
Comedy writer Alex
Kaseberg: “The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Los
Angeles Lakers, ending
the longest losing streak
in sports at 28 games.
Now the biggest losers in
sports are Cleveland
Browns season ticket
holders.”
Kaseberg again: “TMZ
reported
19-year-old
Philadelphia Sixers superstar, Jahil Okafor,
knocked out a man outside of a Boston bar. They
were afraid the man suf-
fered brain damage in the
fight, but then they realized he was already that
mentally impaired in
order to start a fight with
a 6-11, 275 pound NBA
star.”
Brad Dickson of the
Omaha
World-Herald:
“On the way to Arrowhead
Stadium, the Buffalo Bills’
team bus broke down.
Normally when this happens it’s in New England
after Tom Brady and Belichick let the air out of
the tires.”
RJ Currie once more:
“Heading into Grey Cup
Sunday, TV ratings for the
CFL playoffs were down
an estimated 20 per cent
from 2013. Watermelon
sales were down 98 per
cent.”
Headline at TheOnion.com: “Kobe Bryant
tears up while reflecting
on all the mistakes teammates made during his career.”
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to
comment?
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec. 15 – Jr. Boys/Girls Basketball home game vs. Melville @ 4 p.m.
The Esterhazy Flyer’s lost 6-2 against Kipling on
Dec. 4. Scoring for the Flyer’s was Dan Rathgaber
and Scott Woytas. Sharing the goaltending was
young Brody Schmidt and Rylan Jordens.
The team also played in Bredenbury on Dec. 5. The
boys played hard but lost 12-3 to a strong Bredenbury team. Scoring for the Flyers at this game was
veteran, Mike Kaczmar, Ryan Off and Koal Roberts.
Rylan Jordens and Brody Schmidt shared goaltending again.
Under new coach, Jeff Nordquist, the Flyer’s
picked up four goals, a season high offensive outburst, but a strong fast skating Ochapowace team
nailed home 17 goals for a 17-4 win for Ochapowace.
Scoring a hat trick for the Flyer’s was #6, Adamik
Frumen with three consecutive goals, a natural hat
trick, with Riley Woytas getting all three assists. The
final goal was scored by Ryan Off with Brad Scheier
and veteran Les Helmeczi getting assists.
The Flyer’s next home games are Dec. 18 and 23
both against Langenburg Warriors. Please come out
and support the team. See you all there!!
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Bredenbury
Rocanville
Ochapowace
Whitewood
Theodore
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Dec. 15 – All band/choir Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. in the Sr. Gym
Dec. 16 – P.J. Gillen Christmas Concert at the EHS Junior Gym
@ 6:30 p.m., P.J. Gillen students are to arrive at 6 p.m.
Dec. 17 - EHS JR. ESA Christmas Dance in the Junior Gym @ 7 p.m.
Dec. 21- Jan. 3 – NO School
Jan. 4, 2016 – First day back after the Christmas Break
Jan. 5-6 – GRAD Cap and Gown Pictures
Jan. 29 – No school for students - In service for teachers
Ad sponsored by:
Esterhazy Flyer’s Coach Jeff Nordquist
Esterhazy Flyers
2015/16
Game Schedule
Date
Dec. 4
Dec. 5
Dec. 9
Dec. 12
Dec. 18
Dec. 19
Dec. 23
Time
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
Kipling @ Esterhazy
Esterhazy @ Bredenbury
Esterhazy @ Ochapowace
Esterhazy @ Whitewood
Langenburg @ Esterhazy
Esterhazy @ Theodore
Langenburg @ Esterhazy
Jan. 8
Jan. 9
Jan. 16
Jan. 23
Jan. 29
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
Theodore @ Esterhazy
Esterhazy @ Kipling
Esterhazy @ Rocanville
Ochapowace @ Esterhazy
Rocanville @ Esterhazy
Feb. 6
8 p.m.
Esterhazy @ Ochapowace
There are now only eight teams as
Kamsack has withdrew from the league.
Coach: Brent Bernath
Assistant Coach: Graham Zaparaniuk
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Esterhazy & Area
Church Notes
Esterhazy Baptist Church
5th Ave. & Babyak Street,
(306) 745-2222
Pastor Robert Moss
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Esterhazy Full
Gospel Fellowship
520 5th Avenue Esterhazy
(306) 745-2989
Pastors:
Brent & Charlene Nightingale
Sunday Service - 10 a.m.
St. John's Anglican Church
Sunday Services at 9:30 a.m.
with Kids Corner
Veterans Ave. and Esterhazy
St.,
Esterhazy
Rev. Kim and Rev. Susan Salo
(306) 590-7222 /
(306) 590-7227
St. Andrew's United Church
550 Sumner Street, Esterhazy
(306) 745-3363
Catherine Pace
Worship and Sunday School
at 10:00 a.m.
Redeemer Lutheran Church
700-4th Ave., Esterhazy
Worship time: 9:30 a.m.
(306) 745-2077
Pastor Lori James
Our Lady of Victories
Parish Roman Catholic
Church
308 Sussex Avenue,
Esterhazy, Sask.
(306) 745-3315
Mass Times:
Saturday 6:15 p.m.
Sunday 10:45 a.m.
Fr. Valentine Amobi
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Skate Esterhazy
Esterhazy athletes that attended the Skate Saskatchewan Sectional championships. (L-R) Braida leNouial, Alexa Nagy, Madison Tocher and Marty Haubrich.
Madison Tocher and
Marty Haubrich at the
Skate Alberta sectional
championships.
submitted by
Skate Esterhazy
The weekend of Nov. 5-8 saw
Madison Tocher and Marty
Haubrich, along with coach Bev
Pangracs travel to Calgary, Alta.
to attend the 2016 Skate Canada
Alberta NWT/Nunavut sectionals.
This is a qualifying event for the
2016 Skate Canada Challenge.
Tocher and Haubrich attended
as guest skaters and finished the
competition with three personal
best skates. They skated two
strong compulsory dances (tango
and blues) being awarded scores
of 11.10 and 10.59. The third and
final skate in the combined event
was the freedance where once
again they skated a strong performance giving them a score of
31.36 and a combined score of
53.05.
These scores not only qualified
them for the 2016 Skate Canada
Challenge in Edmonton on Dec. 26, but they also became the 2016
Saskatchewan Pre-Novice Dance
Champions. The championship
plaque was presented to Tocher
and Haubrich at the 2016 Skate
Canada Saskatchewan Sectionals
in North Battleford.
submitted by
Skate Esterhazy
The Skate Saskatchewan Sectional Championships were held
Nov. 12-15 in North Battleford,
Sask. Skate Esterhazy was fortunate to have four Athletes attend
along with Coaches Bev Pangracs
and Simone Tocher.
Alexa Nagy competed in the Juvenile Under 14 category where
she placed 16th with a total score
of 13.19.
Braida LeNouail competed in
the Pre-Novice ladies event where
she was 26th after the short program with a score of 17.53. She
finished with a strong performance in the long program which
gave her a score of 31.47. This
gave LeNouail a total score of
49.00 placing her 24th overall.
Madison Tocher also competed
in the Pre-Novice Ladies event
where she had two personal best
skates. Tocher was 10th after the
short program with a score of
22.67. She placed 17th in the long
with a score of 34.40 placing her
16th overall with a total score of
57.07.
Marty Haubrich competed in
the Pre-Novice Men’s event where
he also had two personal best
skates. Haubrich finished 4th in
both the short and long program
with scores of 21.59 and 39.69.
This gave him a total score of
61.28 placing him 4th overall and
advancing him to the Skate
Canada Challenge in Edmonton,
Alta. Dec. 2-6.
Service of
Comfort &
Healing
Thursday, Dec. 17
at 7:00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s United Church
Esterhazy, Saskatchewan
Macdonald School in Stockholm entered a mixed team in the Junior Bonspiel held in
Yorkton on Dec. 5. The team won three out of four games and advanced to the finals.
They lost their first game in the final to Springside and then played St. Michael’s and
battled them for the Bronze and won. The junior team consists of (l-r) Laurie Johanson,
coach; Macdonald School grade 9 students: Byers Johanson (3rd), Cam Chern (2nd),
Colby Nagy (lead), and Shaelin Kweens (skip).
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The Miner-Journal, Esterhazy, Sask.
A Non Denominational Service of Comfort
and Healing for anyone experiencing
feelings of difficulty coping with the holiday
season because of the loss of a loved one,
loss of a job or just a general feeling of
sadness at this time of the year.
A light luncheon will follow the service.
Sponsored by
the Esterhazy Clergy Council
and Peter Carscadden
Funeral Service
Esterhazy, Saskatchewan
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Bernath wins volunteer award for golf course
redevelopment
The 2015 Volunteer of
the Year Award was given
to Gerald ‘Chip’ Bernath
for leading the effort to
bring the Esterhazy Golf
Course back up to par.
Mayor Pauline Chewka
presented the second annual award at the Town of
Esterhazy
Christmas
party on Dec. 4, 2015.
“I did it for the sake of
the town and the fellow
golfers so that we have a
golf course within our
community,” says Bernath
who volunteers as the
Chairperson of the Advisory Board to the Esterhazy
Regional
Golf
Course. Bernath has put
in countless hours towards the redevelopment
of the golf course in Esterhazy that was devastated
by floods in both summer
2013 and 2014. “I’ve always enjoyed golfing and
was one of the people saying our golf course needed
to be fixed up. So when my
name was put forth to be
on the advisory committee, I thought I better step
up and try to do something.”
The repairs to the golf
course were a combined
effort of many volunteers
and Bernath is not willing
to take all the recognition
and glory. He gives credit
to his team of volunteers
that have helped him.
“My committee is very
good at helping out,” says
Bernath. Members of the
committee that he would
also like to acknowledge
are Vic Paidel, Steve
Grimues, Richard Zurburg, Chris Nakoneshny,
Jeff Nordquist, Shari
Hohm and Lorne Delmage. With the help of
these folks, Bernath said
it made his job easier.
Steve Zaparaniuk, Vic
Brace, Caspar Rieger, Bob
Nordin, Vic Paidel, and
Lorne
Delmage
also
helped tremendously with
the physical labour of digging up the old irrigation
to be replaced with a new
system. All of the irrigation was lost and could
not be reclaimed, Bernath
explains.
The million dollar proj-
ect to repair the course
was
made
possible
through funding from the
Provincial Disaster Assistance Program. The advisory
committee
has
completed the huge project of course fill, seeding,
new bridges, cart paths
and irrigation. However
Bernath says there is still
work that needs to be
done. “Our goal is that
this year we will be golfing back in full swing,
that’s our hope. That all
the golfers will come back
to the course and the nongolfers will come and
check out our clubhouse
and views from there.”
The committee is thankful
to all the businesses and
business people who
helped out with equipment and services that
were supplied for the repair of the golf course.
As for receiving the volunteer award, Bernath
feels very honoured but he
feels that there are a lot of
other people out there
who deserve it.
Yet according to Mayor
Pauline Chewka, Bernath
received many nominations and high recommendations for the award. “We
received many nominations for this gentleman
saying; his countless
hours of labour, planning
and stress have allowed
the golf course to continue
and also that if not for
him very little of the repairs would have been accomplished,” Chewka said
in her message to the audience at the town Christmas party. As she read
from her speech to reveal
the volunteer of the year,
she explains that Bernath
looked surprised and shy
as he realized she was
speaking about him. “He
was so surprised, it was so
sweet. I glanced at him a
couple of times and when
I called him up he was so
shocked and so honoured.”
Chewka speaks highly
of Bernath’s efforts in her
speech to announce the
award recipient.
“In 2013 and 2014, the
Esterhazy Regional Park
Golf Course was hit with
very high rainfalls which
caused major flooding and
damage to the golf course.
Just as the golf course was
repairing the damage
from 2013, they were hit
again with even more
flooding in 2014. The
course was completely underwater and the fairway,
greens and irrigation systems were severely damaged. The Esterhazy
Regional Park Board
needed help in getting the
work completed to get the
golf course back in working order.”
“This year’s recipient
has put in countless hours
in rebuilding the Esterhazy Golf Course. He
stepped up to the plate
and took ownership over
this project. His dedication has been phenomenal.
He
not
only
coordinated volunteers,
contractors and updated
the board, but also put in
a lot of hands-on blood,
sweat and tears volunteer
hours.”
“An honorable mention
would like to be made to
the crew of volunteer
workers that also put in
many hours repairing the
irrigation system at the
golf course. These gentleman are Vic Paidel, Bob
Nordin, Lorne Delmage,
Victor Brace and Steve
Zaparaniuk. This team of
gentlemen worked together to not only help the
golf course but the Town
of Esterhazy also. The golf
course is an integral
recreation facility for our
town. We would also like
to thank his partner and
wife Sharon Bernath for
putting up with the long
hours that Gerald had to
spend away from home at
the golf course.”
In the Mayors message
at the town Christmas
party, she thanked everyone in attendance for
their help on the various
town committees. “It is a
great privilege to see so
many people invested in
their community, willing
to give of their time to
make life better for everyone.”
Nomination forms be-
The 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Gerald ‘Chip’
Bernath for leading the effort to bring the Esterhazy Golf Course back
up to par. Mayor Pauline Chewka presented the second annual award at
the Town of Esterhazy Christmas party on Dec. 4, 2015. Photo by Glorianne Kada
come available each November at the town office.
Anyone who volunteers is
eligible for the award,
whether they volunteer
for an organization, sports
team, the town, or just
volunteer in general. This
year there were two people nominated for the
award.
RCMP Release
Theft in Esterhazy
Sometime around Nov. 26 in the RM
of Fertile Belt it was reported to the Esterhazy RCMP that someone stole a
John Deer snow blower attachment
which was sitting on some land. The attachment is described as being yellow
and grayish black. Anyone having information to this offense or any other offenses, please contact the Esterhazy
RCMP or Crimestoppers.
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Monday, December 14, 2015
Fire Safety Tip for the Holidays
Christmas Trees
• Select a dark green,
fresh cut tree with a
strong evergreen smell.
• Make sure the base
of the tree is immersed
in water at all times –
check the reservoir frequently.
• Use only CSA-approved lighting strings
– throw damaged light
strings away.
• If the tree starts to
turn brown – remove it
immediately.
• Don’t leave the tree
up too long – safely dispose of trees right after
the holidays.
Space Heaters
• Place all space
heaters at least one
metre (three feet) away
from anything that can
burn – wallpaper, bedding and clothing.
• Turn off/unplug
space heaters when you
leave the room or go to
sleep.
• Don’t leave children/pets unattended
with space heaters.
• Check electric space
heaters for frayed cords
or overheating.
• Use only the recommended fuel for liquid
fueled heaters. Never
use gasoline. Always
turn off the heater and
let it cool before refueling.
• An un-vented fuelfired heater can produce
deadly amounts of carbon monoxide. Ensure
combustion gases are
vented outdoors.
Fireplace Safety
• Burn small amounts
of wood at frequent intervals.
• Don’t burn paper,
wrapping paper or pine
boughs. This can cause
sparks to drift out of
your chimney and ignite
your roof.
• Have your chimney
checked and cleaned by
a professional each winter.
• Use a screen in
front of the fireplace to
keep sparks in.
• Never use gasoline
or other flammable liquids to light a fire. The
vapours will explode.
• Dispose of ashes in
a
metal
container,
stored outside away
from combustibles.
Candles
• Never use lit candles to decorate a
Christmas tree.
• Keep lit candles
away from paper decorations and other flammable materials.
• Do not leave candles
within reach of children
or pets.
• Put candles in nontip candleholders and
place them on a firm
surface where they
won’t be knocked over.
• Snuff candles out
when the festivities are
over. Never let the candles burn down to the
bottom.
Supervise Children
• Fascination and curiosity about fire can
lead a child to play with
matches, lighters or
flames within easy
Monday, December 14, 2015
reach. This holiday season protect your children from fire.
• Keep matches and
lighters out of sight and
reach of children.
• Supervise children
at all times when they
are in a room with a
fireplace, a Christmas
tree, lit candles, space
heater or other open
flame or hot surfaces.
Test your Smoke
Alarms
• Test your smoke
alarms monthly.
• Never remove the
batteries from your
smoke alarms for another purpose.
• Clean your smoke
alarms by vacuuming
the cover.
• Smoke alarms don’t
last forever. Replace detectors that are more
than 10 years old.
Plan Your Escape
• Plan and practice a
fire escape with your
family. Plan two ways
out of every room.
• Have a family meeting place outside.
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Mutrie makes Sask All Star Youth bowling team
Dakota Mutrie, along
with several other Esterhazy bowlers took part in
the Youth challenge zone
tournament on Nov. 22
right here in Esterhazy.
Bowlers from Melville
and Yorkton also partici-
Dakota Mutrie advances to Winnipeg in
March for nationals
on the Saskatchewan
Youth All Star team,
which consists of
three youth from
Regina, one from
Humbolt and one
from Swift Current to
compete against other
provinces in the country. Congratulations
and
good
luck
Dakota!
pated. Mutrie finished the
5 game tournament with
a total of 1045 averaging
209. She completed her
last game of the tournament throwing a 309 placing her in first place. Also
qualifying for the Zone
teams were Makenna Vinish, Jayden Mozeski, Kelslyn Geddes and Reece
Gerhardt.
On to Saskatoon they
went on Dec. 6, and competed at the Youth Challenge Provincial Bowling
Tournament to try out for
the Saskatchewan Youth
All Star team. The tournament consisted of 38
young ladies and 41
young men between the
ages of 13-18 trying out
for the Provincial team.
Only the top three boys
and top three girls in the
Province advance on to
Nationals March 17-19.
Dakota started her 5
game, scratch, tournament off with a 275. Followed by a 218, 213, 198
and 238, giving her a total
of 1141. To all of our surprise, as the medals were
being handed out the
Bonze winner was announced, Dakota Mutrie,
but oh just wait, “we have
a tie for bronze” we hear.
Dakota had to have a one
game tie breaker. In a
bowling center of 20 lanes
in front of roughly 150
people stands Dakota in
her first ever tie breaker
match. The two girls
threw their frames, we
got down to the 8th frame
and there is one point difference between them and
each girl having a spare in
the 9th. Her opposition
threw a head pin, then a
miss through the middle
and then a 2 pin to finish
with a 220. Dakota gets
herself set and throws a
strike, first ball in the
tenth to win the game and
finishes with a 247!
Dakota advances to
Winnipeg in March for nationals
on
the
Saskatchewan Youth All
Star team, which consists
of three youth from
Regina, one from Humbolt
and one from Swift Current to compete against
other provinces in the
country!
Dakota, 13, daughter of
Jen Zich and Kelly
Mutrie, is in Grade 8 at
the
Esterhazy
High
School. She has been
bowling for roughly the
last eight years once a
week after school and the
odd evening league. Her
at home average is a 189
this year. Dakota takes
her love for bowling very
seriously and love to compete in tournaments
Spy Hill News – by Linda Gander
Can you believe this
weather we are getting and
it is December, for heaven's
sake. But, we will take it
and enjoy, even though we
may be having a brown
Christmas.
Activities are happening
in most communities, gearing towards the festive season. Langenburg held their
Kris Kringle Market on
Dec. 6, giving one a chance
to do some extra Christmas
shopping.
The Spy Hill Curling
Rink hosted a brunch on
Dec. 6 at the curling rink
and had a good show of people come out following their
two church services that
morning.
Rink board members
have been busy getting the
ice ready for this year’s season. The curling on TV has
been great to watch this
last week and will be on
going now through to the
Briar Competitions. Should
put everyone in the mood to
go and dig out their boots
and curling brooms.
The Spy Hill Library will
be holding their usual
Christmas festivities this
week, with various draws
being held for people to
enter in. They usually have
some goodies on hand for
all to enjoy.
Tantallon held their
Santa Day on Dec.6 and
Harold Einarson of Tantallon told me they had a
huge crowd, with lots of
kids coming to see Santa.
They had a craft table and
a baking table, along with
goodies for all to eat.
Harold said he could not believe all the cars that were
lining the streets. People
from Gerald, Rocanville,
Esterhazy,
and even
Regina showed up for this
day. Quite impressive I
should think for a small
town – like our own Village,
people give their time to try
to keep our place on the
map and this takes a lot of
hard work by all of our
many volunteers.
The cement has all been
poured in the new Fire Hall
building in Spy Hill. Trucks
were busy hauling the cement in this last week.
Greg Faul, of Spy Hill,
has had his house moved
into town and it now sits on
the former Gerald Hayden
lot. This house will look
pretty sharp, when all the
mess is cleaned up from
getting the lot ready for the
house. This lot is a good lot,
as it has lots out room out
front and at the rear so that
landscaping will really do
the place justice.
The Esterhazy Bowl
Arena will be holding their
Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 17 then taking a
break until after the holidays.
Wanda Radbourne, of
Gerald, had a fabulous garden this year, with just the
best produce you could wish
for. My husband, Bill, and I
recently got potatoes and
carrots from Wanda and
they are so tasty. We had a
fair garden this year, but
nothing compares to what
she had on hand in the
shed. Pretty impressive and
such a lot of work to harvest all this stuff!
Sympathies are extended
to all the family of Ev and
Glen Fiske of Esterhazy,
with Ev having lost her sister in a car accident this
last week.
Gordon Perrin, of Spy
Hill, was home for a few
days to get some medical
tests done and is now heading back to Florida on Dec.
7, and will then go on enjoying his winter holiday.
Although, he sure can’t
complain
about
the
weather here, this time
around. Betcha he didn't
even want to leave!
Both of the churches in
town look so pretty , with
all the Christmas Decorations having been put up.
The mitten tree in Spy Hill
at the United Church is
now starting to fill up with
lots of slippers, mitts and
toques to hand out to all the
needy families in our area.
A Christmas hamper has
been put out for anyone
wanting to donate a grocery
item.
The Christmas Eve service will be held, as usual, on
Dec. 24 with Dawn Wilson,
of Rocanville, leading the
service .
St. Patrick’s in Spy Hill is
Monday, December 14, 2015
having their Christmas
Potluck Lunch on Sunday,
Dec. 20 following Mass –
which is great for me, because I go to play for Tanta-
llon’s
United
Church
Christmas service that afternoon at 2 p.m. So, I will
not have to worry about
getting dinner ready that
day. I always feel so special,
when asked to come to this
lunch, makes one feel truly
appreciated for playing the
organ and to be a part of
their congregation.
Connie McRae, of Tantallon, stopped in to see Polly
Andrew on Dec. 6, following
the United Church Service.
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Daisy Hill and Sumner Place News
submitted by
Judy Talbot
“It’s beginning to feel a
lot like Christmas” at
both locations judging by
the fine entertainment
we are enjoying. At the
end of November we decorated
our
common
rooms and hallways.
There was no shortage of
volunteers and the tenants who were unable to
help were given a chance
to participate and share
their ideas for decorating
while sitting. The men
were kept busy helping
put up the Christmas
tree and hang the garlands and bells around
the top of the walls.
Christmas
wreaths
crafted by the late Rufina
Perrin adorned the hallways at Sumner. Refreshments and dainties were
served following a job
well done. THe tenants at
Daisy Hill were busy decorating their home too.
Clergy Council have
been taking time from
their busy schedules to
attend to our spiritual
needs. Visiting both loca-
tions have been Pastor
Robert Moss - Esterhazy
Baptist Church,
Lil
Bergstrom accompanied
the hymns on the piano
and Pastor Robert and
wife Karen brought a
special visitor Shirley
Moss from Calgary who
is spending Christmas
with them. Also visiting
both locations were Father Valentine Amobi Our Lady of Victories
Roman Catholic Church;
Pastor Brent Nightingale
- Esterhazy Full Gospel
Fellowship Church; and
Rev. Catherine Pace - St.
Andrews United, with
the Pastoral committee
visited with a Christmas
service and Pastoral
choir. Following a carol
sing-a-long with Marie
Bradley accompanying at
the piano, Rev. Catherine
read a heart warming
true story about a couple
who were separated after
the first world war and
were united for Christmas. The Pastoral committee
served
refreshments and super
delicious desserts. On
Dec. 2, they visited the
Morris Personal Care
Home in Bangor and
were graciously welcomed at the door by the
sweetest Elf who gave
everyone a hug. Again refreshments and lunch
was served to the happy
tenants.
Administrator
Gail
Helmeczi thanked everyone for coming to bring
their Christmas entertainment. Judy Talbot
was able to tag along and
was heard to say how
grateful she was to be
able to visit friends and
be on the giving side of
helping bring some good
cheer. Thanks to Clergy
Council for providing
happiness and hope to
everyone.
Both locations were
well entertained when
“Len and Friends” arrived at both locations.
We all enjoyed the oldie
songs, hymns and carol
sing-a-long.
Refreshments and fellowship followed. Thanks guys! A
favorite song of yesteryear was Silver Haired
Daddy of Mine often
sung by western artist
Wilf Carter.
We have met many
new residents in Esterhazy who have come from
several countries overseas. Henriette Redman
is the Welcome Co-Ordinator and would be
pleased to visit them
with a gift basket full of
gifts and information. If
you would like to assist
her very worthwhile endevours she would appreciate hearing from you.
Phone her at 745-6359.
Get well cards were
sent to Shirley Schreirer,
Frances Johnson, and
Brenda Johnston in the
hospital, from the folks at
Sumner Place.
The CWL at Our Lady
of Victories Church are
looking for fabric and
sewing notions for the
“Dress a Girl Around the
World Project. We are in
need of heavy cotton and
poly cotton fabric that is
not see through. We also
need flannel and flannelette (gently used bed
sheets would work) as
well as thread, lace, elastic, and wide seam binding. Donations may be
placed in the bin marked
in the CWL meeting
room at the church. They
hope to start sewing after
New Year’s.
Sumner Place tenants
and friends enjoyed a
Christmas carol-sing last
Sunday with Shirley
Scheirer accompanying
at the piano. We have our
own carol books all numbered for us. We are delighted to be favored with
a solo by Don Wahlstrom
and a duet with Don and
his
mother
Elsie
Wahlstrom, singing Star
of the East. It not only
put us all in the Christmas spirit but the
singing and laughter was
a respiratory exercise for
the tenants. It was heard
to say “if you don’t use it,
you’ll lose it”, so we will
keep on singing and be
merry.
St. Andrews United
Church held their Advent
service on Nov. 28, and as
the congregation arrived
they placed winter items
on a large poplar tree lit
up with strings of lights.
Each were invited to take
a tree ornament as they
were greeted and given a
bulletin. During the service the congregation were
invited to pin their chosen ornament on a large
Christmas tree and later
the lights were turned
on. “Picture Perfect”. The
Sunday school all pinned
red star ornaments on
the tree before leaving for
their classes. The items
on the Mitten Tree will
be added to the Christmas hampers along with
boxes of unperishable
foods that were under the
tree. There’s a reason for
this season willingly
helping others.
In closing, on behalf of
Daisy Hill and Sumner
tenants we wish you all a
Joyous Season and whatever purpose God had in
bringing us together, we
are so grateful that He
did. Love and Blessings
for the New Year in 2016.
MP Wagantall responds to Liberal throne speech
Cathay
Wagantall,
Member of Parliament for
Yorkton-Melville, stood in
the House of Commons in
her first address to Parliament today. Wagantall
was among the first Members of Parliament given
the opportunity to respond to the Liberal government’s Speech from
the Throne.
“On Friday, I witnessed
firsthand the Liberal government’s
plan
for
Canada’s future as I listened to our Governor
General
deliver
the
Speech from the Throne.
Today I stood up in Parliament to respond to
those plans on behalf of
the residents of YorktonMelville,” said Wagantall,
following her inaugural
Parliamentary address.
“Simply put, the Speech
from the Throne was as
short in length as it was
on substance, especially
on issues of importance to
my constituency, and I am
very apprehensive about
Prime Minister Trudeau’s
path for our future.”
Friday’s Speech from
the Throne brought to
light the Trudeau government’s immediate priorities based on election
promises, but it did not
give any inkling as to the
financial cost Canadian
taxpayers will face to fulfill those election promises. During her address,
Wagantall also pointed to
what was missing in the
Speech from the Throne.
There was no mention of
agriculture, no mention of
our mining and forestry
sectors and no mention of
the issues facing Canada’s
seniors and the families
currently struggling to
care for elderly family
members.
“My riding of Yorkton –
Melville is home to one of
the highest percentages of
seniors in Canada. Wonderful people who have invested their lives in their
communities and families
and played a significant
part in making Canada
the strong and vibrant
country it is recognized to
be all around the world –
and yet – they too are
taken for granted in this
Throne Speech.”
Wagantall, who was recently appointed Official
Opposition Deputy Critic
for Veterans Affairs, also
had an opportunity to
question the Trudeau government’s commitment to
supporting Canada’s vet-
erans.
“Mr. Speaker I was
pleased to hear that the
government will do more
to support veterans and
their families. However,
this single sentence in the
Throne Speech gives no indication as to which of the
15 Liberal campaign
promises
made
to
Canada’s veterans will be
brought before the House
or, in fact, made a government priority.”
“We are in a unique situation where we have a
government that has been
in power for less than two
months and has already
broken two election promises made to Canadians,”
said Wagantall referring
to the vow by the Liberal
government to bring
25,000 refugees to Canada
before year’s end, and the
recent reversal on the
promise to keep annual
federal deficits capped at
$10 billion – already the
Liberals know these annual deficits will be much
higher. “Many Canadians
may have been misled
into voting for a Prime
Minister that clearly didn’t understand his government’s ability to keep its
election promises. It’s concerning because with all
the other promises that
were made to Canadians –
what are we to believe?”
“Greatly increased federal debt – is the only
promise we are sure of –
and even that the Liberal
government has failed to
define or cap. This government says it will lift
Canada out of debt and
balance the books in 2019.
The only things this fed-
eral debt can guarantee
are higher taxes for today’s
families and a higher debt
burden left for our young
people and their future
children.”
“While I am very proud
to stand before my colleagues
as
YorktonMelville’s
voice
in
Parliament, I can’t help
but worry about the direction in which the Liberal
government is taking us,”
said Wagantall. “My constituents can rest assured
that I am committed to
speaking up on their priorities in the months and
years ahead, and I will do
my best to protect the interests and financial security of all Canadians.”
Bowling News
For the week of
Nov. 30 to Dec. 4
Monday Golden Jets
Women’s: High single –
Eunice Glazer, 195; High
triple – Lillian Kurtz, 539;
High average – Lillian
Kurtz, 170. Men’s: High
single – Herb Lacroix,
283; High triple – Herb
Lacroix, 654; High average – Ernie Bahsler, 202.
Monday Men’s Night
High single – Bruce
Abrams, 230; High triple
– Don Vermeersch, 575;
High average – Dillon
Vermeersch, 187.
Sunshine League
Women’s: High single
– Roxanne Kohlar, 164;
High double – Roxanne
Kohlar, 258; High average
– Roxanne Kohlar, 107.
Men’s: High single – Len
Nelson, 199; High double
– Len Nelson, 333; High
Average – Robin Adams,
163.
Tuesday YBC Bantams
Girl’s: High single –
Darien Mickle, 158; High
triple – Darien Mickle,
390; High average –
Darien
Mickle,
139.
Boy’s: High single –
Dylan Mutrie, 148; High
Monday, December 14, 2015
triple – Dylan Mutrie,
436; High average –
Dylan Mutrie, 146.
Wednesday Afternoon
Women
High single – Laurie
Burton, 298; High triple
– Laurie Burton, 686;
High average – Wanda
Radbourne, 188.
Wednesday Mixed
Women’s: High single
– Billie Betts, 204; High
triple – Billie Betts, 549;
High average – Billie
Betts, 190. Men’s: High
single – Mark Knutson,
247; High triple – Carter
Zich, 636; High average –
Barry Off, 212.
Wednesday YBC
Juniors
Girl’s: High single –
Dakota Mutrie, 277; High
triple – Dakota Mutrie,
680;
High average –
Dakota Mutrie, 189.
Boy’s: High single –
Reece Gerhardt, 229;
High triple – Reece Gerhardt, 550; High average
– Reece Gerheardt, 159.
Thursday Golden
Jets
Women’s: High single –
Margaret Matyas, 336;
High triple – Margaret
Matyas, 789; High aver-
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age – Margaret Matyas,
202. Men’s: High single –
Gerald Bernath, 275;
High triple – Bill Kunkel,
667; High average – Gerald Bernath, 196.
YBC Seniors
Women’s: High single
– Jayden Mozeski, 170;
High Triple – Jayden
Mozeski, 481; High average – Jayden Mozeski,
170.
Friday Mixed
Women’s: High single –
Bernadette
Berthelet,
290; High triple –
Bernadette
Berthelet,
752; High average –
Bernadette
Berthelet,
221. Men’s: High single –
Herb Lacroix, 250; High
triple – Herb Lacroix, 607;
High average – Herb
Lacroix, 186.
Thursday Smurfs
Girl’s: High single –
Brigh Lichacz, 98; High
double – Breigh Lichacz,
184; High average –
Breigh Lichaz, 73. Boy’s:
High single – Tyson
Kriewold, 127; High double – Tyson Kriewold,
223; High average – Jacob
Moore/Tyson Kriewold,
84.
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Strong job growth in Sask.
Saskatchewan
posted
strong employment growth
numbers in November, especially when compared to the
rest of the country.
Employment
in
Saskatchewan was up 7,200
or 1.3 per cent year-over-year
- the second-best growth rate
in the country and nearly double the national growth rate of
0.7 per cent. Saskatchewan
also has the lowest unemployment rate in the country at
5.5 per cent.
“Saskatchewan's diversified
economy continues to create
new jobs despite the challenges in our energy sector,”
Economy Minister Jeremy
Harrison said. “That's a big
change from a few years ago
when a downturn in one part
of the economy would lead to
job losses in every part of the
economy.”
Other highlights include:
• Month-to-month, seasonally adjusted employment
growth was 0.4 per cent
(ranked
highest
among
provinces) and above the national decline of -0.2 per cent.
• Full-time employment
was 470,600, a record for the
month of November. There
was an increase of 2,600 fulltime jobs and part-time increased by 4,700.
• Major year-over-year
gains were reported for health
care and social assistance up
5,700; information, culture
and recreation up 5,100; trade
up 3,700.
• Regina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
MissingDanita
(4.0 per cent) was the lowest
among major cities in Canada,
and Saskatoon's seasonally
adjusted unemployment rate
(6.1 per cent) tied for the 11th
lowest (with Barrie, Halifax
and Edmonton).
• Youth unemployment rate
was 9.4 per cent (seasonally
adjusted), lowest among the
provinces, and below the national rate of 12.7 per cent.
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SUITES FOR RENT
ONE & TWO
BEDROOM
APARTMENTS
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CALL 745-7266
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UNDER THE COVERS 30
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Bra
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PERSONALS
If you want to drink and
can, that’s your business. If
you want to stop and can’t,
that’s our business. Phone
Alcoholics Anonymous at
745-6750, 783-6951, 745-6301,
745-6156. Family affected by
someone’s drinking? Find
help at Al-Anon: Mondays
at 1 p.m., Lutheran Church
or Wednesdays at 8 p.m.Town Office (west door)
Phone: 745-6301, 534-4604.
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for information. $36/year
and $5/month. First visit
free.
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If you have a drug problem and need help call Our
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SERVICES
Talon Hauling – Will haul
all livestock, 32 ft. goose
neck trailer. Contact Curtis
Ryan: cell - 306-740-7194,
home - 306-643-2172. Tantallon, Sask.
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COMING EVENTS
Esterhazy Royal Canadian Legion #249 Dabber
Bingo every Thursday.
Earlybird at 7 p.m. Regular
games at 7:30 p.m. $400 progressive Bonanza, $1000
jackpot. License #CB130045.
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NOTICE
IN MEMORIAM
To all St. Anthony’s Hospital Patrons: Be advised
that St. Anthony’s Hospital
admitting, medical records,
laboratory and x-ray departments will be CLOSED
to routine services on Dec.
24-25 for Christmas. These
departments will reopen on
Dec. 28 at 8 a.m. Emergency
Department (ER) services
will continue as usual.
Please remember to access
the ER for urgent care only.
Thank you and Merry
Christmas!
50:2c
BARTOK - In loving
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy Birthday Suzy
Leduc on Dec. 17
CHILDCARE
AVAILABLE
Home daycare spaces
available immediately in
Dubuc, Sask. Fully qualified. All ages welcome.
References upon request.
Call 306-551-7732.
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FOR RENT
6 Contractor bachelor
suites for rent in Moosomin, only 40 minute
commute. Furnished, flat
screen, free wifi, free
laundry. $40/day or max
$900/month. Call 1-306435-9686.
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Business building on
Main St. in Esterhazy for
rent. Use for office space
or a business. References
required. Rent is $1,000
per month. Utilities and
private parking are included. Phone Laura at
306-740-8705.
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Complete suite for rent.
All appliances and fully
furnished. References required. Rent is $1,000 per
month. Utilities and private parking are included.
Phone Laura at 306-7408705.
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Love, Mom and family
50:1p
memory of Anne, Dec. 19,
2012.
We think of you in silence,
And make no outward
show.
For what it meant to lose
you,
Only those who love you
know.
Remembering you is
easy,
We do it everyday.
It’s the heartache of losing you,
That will never go away.
- Lovingly remembered by
all your family
50:1p
CHRISTMAS EVE
SERVICE
St. Johnʼs Anglican Church
Veteranʼs Ave. and
Esterhazy St.
ESTERHAZY
7:30 p.m.
Everyone Welcome
The Right Rev. Glen Burgomaster Officiant
HELP WANTED
For More Information
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FOR RENT
In Churchbridge
• Three-bedroom bi-level,
semi-detached
• Washer/Dryer, Fridge/Stove
For More Information
Please contact:
306-896-2389
SENIOR RENTAL
In Churchbridge
• Available immediately
one-bdrm., semi-detached
• Washer/Dryer, Fridge/Stove
• Heat/Water included
Monday, December 14, 2015
Miller Moar Grodecki Kreklewich & Chorney
Chartered Professional Accountants
Has A Position Available in the Esterhazy Office
Commencing February 2, 2016
Office Secretary
Full-Time Position (35 Hours Per Week)
Duties include processing financial statements,
maintaining office time and billing system, overseeing
client filings, scheduling, accounts payable and ordering,
computer data entry, filing.
Forward Your Resume To:
P.O. Box 820
Esterhazy, Sask.
S0A 0X0
Or
Email: [email protected]
For More Information
Please contact:
306-896-2389
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INDOWS
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Celebrating 25 Years in Business
WALKER – In loving
memory of our dear sister,
Roma, who passed away
Dec. 19, 1992.
You were always someone special,
A sister kind and true.
You will never be forgotten,
For we thought the world
of you.
We can not have the old
days back,
When we were all together.
But memories dear and
loving thoughts,
Will be with us forever.
- Janice & Phyllis 50:1cc
HERITAGE MANOR
In Churchbridge
CAMPERS
31' 2005 Corsair high
end 5th wheel with polar
package, sleeps 4, well
maintained. Many extras
include A/C, corian countertop, stainless steel
appliances,
surround
sound stereo system, central vac, night/day shades,
large skylight above
kitchen as well as two
small ones, full bathroom,
pull out pantry, plenty of
storage space and much
more. Located in Esterhazy. Still winterized and
ready to go, reduced to
$21,900. Call 306-745-3759
for pics and more information.
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CLASSIFIEDS
Deadline for Applications – January 4, 2016
The Miner-Journal, Esterhazy, Sask.
75th birthday
on Dec. 19 in the Legion Lounge
at 3 p.m.
CARDS OF THANKS
Words cannot express our gratitude for the love and support we have received from cards, gifts, flowers, donations,
etc. from family, friends, and communities on the loss of
Carter Dancsok. A great son, brother, grandson, and
friend. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated at our
time of loss and Carter will be greatly missed by all. Let
his memory live in our hearts forever!
– The Dancsok Family
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Rob touched the hearts of many.
When we lost him – those hearts reached out to comfort us.
To our family, friends, acquaintances and neighbors,
for the cards visits, hugs, gifts of food and mementos
in memory of our beloved son, Rob, we thank you.
To Reverend Catherine Pace, your visit and continuing
support helps to give us strength through this most
difficult time.
We would like to express our deep appreciation to Spartan
Controls for organizing a
Legacy initiative in recognition of Rob. To the “Stubble
Jumpers”, and all who donated to the
HOTCHKISS Brain Institute at the U of C
toward the purchase of a high intensity
focused ultrasound unit.
Thank you for honouring Rob.
. . .”First came the date of birth,
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all,
Was the dash between those years.”
1964-2015
Rob was a dash well lived.
Always on our minds,
Forever in our hearts.
– Stew and Marian McAlpine and family
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See us at 302 Fifth Avenue for more information
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