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S M E A TO N & D I S T R I C T N E W S L E T T E R D ECEMBER 2011 ~~~~ 94 TH I SSUE MASTHEAD PHOTO: Magpie eating oats set out for the deer. Shoo! White Fox Family Christmas REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES Sunday, December 11th were held by the Smeaton Legion WHITE FOX COMMUNITY HALL at the Smeaton Rec Centre. At- 11:15 A.M. Interdenominational Church Service tending from Kinistino were the Nelson brothers, at left, Olaf and 12:15 P.M. Potluck sandwich lunch George. Three Nelson brothers 1:15 P.M. Children’s movie from Snowden served in the war. 2:15 P.M. Santa and Goodies Their younger brother, Melvin, 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Christmas Program: solo who passed away at age 80, and groups, community singing! fought on the Russian front and claims to have survived because 5:00 P.M. Hamburgers sold by Firemen he was small and zigzagged like a Winter wear exchange throughout the day. rabbit. Due to a bad eye and Bring gently used winter wear to give away. If you back, Olaf was not sent overseas need gently used winter wear, help yourself. and ended the war delivering coal in Halifax. George saw service overseas and was wounded in the CELEBRATE MALANKA with MEATH leg. Olaf is 93 and George 89. It PARK & DISTRICT UKRAINIAN DANCE CLUB was a privilege to meet them. Featuring The Country Gentlemen Also at the November 11th Ser- On Saturday, January 14th, 2012 vice were Thelma and Cliff Kelsey of Choiceland, shown at left. Cliff Doors open @ 5pm; Supper @ 6pm served in the navy with convoy Entertainment to follow duty in the North Atlantic. Advance tickets: $25.00; At the door: $30.00; 12 & under: $7.00; 5 & under free. Tickets The service was well available from club members or parents. attended and will be hosted by the TEA — TURKEY PIE AND BAKE SALE Snowden Legion next year. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd -2 to 4pm At Choiceland Seniors Hall Sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic Parish SMEATON FALL FAIR was held at the Rec Centre on Saturday, November SMEATON SENIORS RAFFLE 26th. There were 20 exhibitors (see pages 4 and 5 for more on this event). Wheelbarrow full of great stuff! The youngest entrepreneur was Jenny Will be drawn on Dec. 8th—HURRY!! Lewis shown at right in front of her table. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE from Club She and mother Kyla were offering knit- Members, Grand Ma—Meals, and Smeaton ted or crocheted goods, headbands and Health Centre barrettes. They access materials for their products online and even have a banner CUB HILLS WILDLIFE: for the table saying “Everything nice by Horn Measuring (10am) and Noon Fish Fry Jenny”. Jenny is six years old. @ Lower Fishing Lake Place December 11th ~~ Meeting to follow TURKEY BINGO Snowden's Annual Christmas Party CHRISTMAS TEA and & SILENT AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 17th ~ Snowden Hall. ONE-HOUR BAKE SUNDAY DECEMBER 4th ~ 2pm Potluck supper at 6:00 , cash bar, SALE Snowden Community Hall games, Christmas Stocking Exchange Please bring dabbers ~ Please wrap your gift "old, new, hole*, At the Choiceland United Church etc." Everyone welcome. Hopefully a Everyone welcome surprise visitor from the Tuesday, December 13th, 10—11 a.m. Sponsored by Snowden North Pole.... see you there! Coffee/Tea and Muffin: $1.00 Seniors *an old sock with a hole in it, hopefully THANK YOU to everyone who sup- washed! ported the United Church Fall Supper. Page 2 LINDA CHOBOTUK, born May 3rd, 1959, passed away in Prince Albert on October 29th, 2011, aged 52. The eldest of five children of George and Pauline Jacobson of Spruce Home, Linda graduated from Carlton in Prince Albert and went on ALDON LOFSTROM, born in 1929 to cook at Woodlands from 1979 to 1984. in Kinistino to Leo and Edith Lof- strom, passed away on November Linda and John married in 1981 and have 11th, 2011. Aldon moved to two daughters, Rikki born in 1984 and Choiceland with his family. He Lanci in 1988. When the girls were older married Mary Blomquist in 1959 she took a Home Care and Special Care and together they raised six chil- Aid course and very much enjoyed work- dren and a grandson. Although ing with people. Linda will be remembered for her sense of they moved about, Choiceland BOY O BOY! Alexa, Jessa and Jaeva (above) always seemed home to them. are thrilled to welcome their baby brother, humour and caring nature. She was a Aldon loved singing and playing wonderful and generous cook, a hard- the organ and accordion. He was Joryn James Long, working and creative person. She faced born November 4th, weighing 7lbs 8oz. Delighted also good at old-time dancing, her illness with stoicism and acceptance. parents are James and Cara Long of Snowden. Equally cooking, gardening and baking Linda will be deeply missed by family and delighted grandparents are Doreen Long (Snowden), bread. He was often master of friends. ceremonies at events as he loved and Jean and Amel Itterman (Biggar). Linda is survived by loving husband John, to talk and was not shy. Congratulations to all from all of us. daughters Rikki (Cory Hucul) and Lanci; Aldy is survived by his wife Mary, siblings Lori Jacobson, Lillian Jacobson (Brian Andrews); Lianne (Brian) Lafond sister Alice (Jack); sons Leo SMEATON LIBRARY: Librarian Gayle Olson wishes to (Dolly), Rodney (Roberta), Nels remind everyone that Smeaton Library has a great selec- and Lonnie Jacobson; nephew Tyson La- (Cory); daughter Alice (Edgar); tion of DVDs for loan including some great Christmas fond and niece Ranee Lafond. grandchildren Richard, Kyle, videos such as Barbie’s Christmas, Beethoven’s Christ- Linda was predeceased by her parents Stephanie, Debbie, Leisa, Chris- mas Adventure and the Cars Movie. We have a com- George and Pauline Jacobson, and her tian, Cameron, Emily, Ellwood, puter connected to high-speed for public use. We will be parents in-law Pearl and Steve Chobotuk. Colt, Elvera. He is also survived by setting out a bunch of puzzles that kids can borrow to great grandchildren, step great take home. Come out for your winter and Christmas grandchildren, nieces and neph- reading material. The Library is open from 1 to 5pm on Canute “Mike” ews and numerous friends. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Stensrud, born He was predeceased by his par- Gayle and the Smeaton Library Board wish everyone a in 1921, passed ents, brothers Everett, Donald, safe and happy Christmas and a great 2012. away on November George, Reuben and Robert; sons 13th, 2011. A me- Ellwood and Aaron. morial service was FUN WITH FITNESS meets at the Smeaton held in Choiceland Health Centre Multi-Purpose Room every Tuesday on November 17th. and Thursday mornings at 9:30am for low-impact THANK YOU to everyone who sent exercises and walking. Facility fee is $2.00. Finish Born in Gull Lake, cards, flowers and well wishes when I Mike moved to the session with coffee at North Haven. Informa- was a patient at Victoria Hospital in Choiceland with his family in 1938. He tion available from Gail at 426-2470. Prince Albert. I am now home and served four years in the Second World doing much better, thank you. War and came home to begin farming CRANK-TYPE HOSPITAL BED: Available from Smea- north of Choiceland in the Crockon Hill John Reid ton Health Centre. Offers or donation, call 426- District. He married Evelyn Fedelleck in 2051 week days from noon till 5pm. THANK YOU to everyone who offered 1953 and they had three children. A good sympathy, flowers, cards and food after and loving husband, father and grandfa- SMEATON LEGION thanks everyone who came out the passing of John’s wife and Rikki for Remembrance Day on November 11th to lay ther, he was known for his sense of hu- and Lanci’s mom, Linda Chobotuk. mour. He enjoyed reading, watching the wreaths and remember our veterans. The excel- Thank you to Rev. Nora Vedress and lent meal was prepared by Grand Ma-Meals. Cash Blue Jays and driving the countryside. Rev. Krystal Sheremata for the beauti- Mike is predeceased by his parents, three donation from the meal ($308) was donated to ful service. Many thanks to the organist the Smeaton Rec Board. brothers, three sisters-in-law and infant Vanessa Carriveau and to Heritage daughter. Audrey Reid, chair of the local Poppy Fund, reports Funeral Home. A big thank you to the Mike leaves to cherish his memory, Emily, that $288.25 was donated through the poppy Snowden Ladies for providing and serv- his loving wife of 58 years; son Larry boxes around the community. Part of this money ing lunch after the service, and to all (Colleen), daughter Carolyn (Dave) and goes to Central Command, the rest is spent lo- who traveled and attended the funeral. cally. Veterans and veterans’ spouses at North four grandchildren: Dustin (Christina), We appreciate your kindness and sup- Jessica (Gilbert), Danielle (Lee) and Kel- Haven receive a gift at Christmas; all residents at port following our time of loss. North Haven receive treats at Easter; a donation is sey. John, Rikki and Lanci Chobotuk made to the Choiceland Air Cadets. Thank you everyone. NORTH HAVEN guests, two large birthday cakes, and enter- Page 3 tainment for the event. The day also marked the 49th wedding anniversary of the Doyle’s Manager’s Report daughter and son-in-law, Bev and Jim John- by Jeanette Waldner son. North Haven was privileged to be part We extend heartfelt condolences of this double celebration and thank the to the families and friends of re- Doyle family for their generosity. Many cently departed Linda Chobotuk, thanks to Don Friesen and Ron Shymanski Mike Stensrud, and Aldon Lof- who joined Garry Doyle in providing excellent strom. Linda, who passed away on musical entertainment for the afternoon. October 29th, had worked at North Although there are no residents’ birthdays in Haven and was one of our staunch December, staff members Corina (on the supporters. Mike Stensrud and 12th) and Cheryl (Dec. 27th) will be cele- Aldon Lofstrom were longtime resi- brating! dents of Choiceland and will be Our Staff Christmas Party will be on Friday missed. December 9th; resident and family Xmas North Haven was transformed by Party will be on Friday December 16th; the birthday celebrations for Mike Choiceland Air Cadets share their Christmas Doyle’s 94th birthday on Thursday, Above, Don Friesen, Ron Shymanski and Garry Doyle with us on the 19th. provided music for Mike Doyle’s birthday bash. Below November 24th. The Doyle family: Bev and Jim Johnson (Choiceland), During this Christmas Season, may your Mike and Evelyn Doyle are pleased to pose with their Joan and Robert Rowley heart and home be filled with the spirit of kids, standing left to right are Joan Rowley (Saskatoon); (Saskatoon), and Garry and the season. Everyone at North Haven wishes Bev Johnson (Choiceland) and Garry Doyle (Garrick). Marilyn Doyle (Garrick) provided a you a joyous Holiday Season and a New Year generous lunch (KFC chicken, sal- filled with Good Health and Happiness. ads, Timbits) for residents and DECEMBER ACTIVITIES AT NORTH HAVEN by Cheryl Kun Dec. 1st at 2pm Joyce Tessmer will be playing her mom’s (Ina Barker’s) records ; Dec. 7th at 1:15 Kathy Matieyshen will be singing; Art Kun will entertain on Dec. 8th at 2pm; December 15th at 2pm we will have the Country Toe Tappers. Dec. 22nd Kathie Nordstrom will entertain at 2pm. On December 19th at 6:30pm, the Choiceland Air Cadets will again share their Christmas party with residents. This is a very popular event at North Haven. Church services are held every 2nd and 4th Tues evenings at 7pm, led by Pastor Darcy Cust. Carpet Bowling happens every Tuesday at 2pm. Thank you to all our volunteers! DONATIONS TO NORTH HAVEN: In the past month we were happy to receive pies, ice cream, doughnuts, Halloween treats, mandarin oranges, bingo prizes, beets, baking, pumpkins, Black Forest cake, cinnamon buns and so on. Some of the peo- ple who brought stuff were: Sarah Popoff, Choiceland Seniors, Vern Ozmun, Garry and Marilyn Doyle, Bernice Lacerte, Alan Birkenthal, John Chobotuk, Jack Pickett, Smeaton Rec Board, Smeaton Fire Dept., Ingrid Lindbergh, Sharon Lindbergh, Tina Rudnicki....plus anyone we may have missed. Thank you very much! NORTH HAVEN AUXILIARY would like to thank everyone who do- Hi-Way Harvest Fellowship: nated baking and those who bought it, at the recent Smeaton Fall Fair. Christmas Eve Service at 6:30 p.m. Regular services at 11 Proceeds for the day were $728. Thank you to Ella Falloon for donating a a.m. on Sundays EXCEPT for Christmas Day....No service that turkey, won by Gayle Olson. We will be replacing the microwave oven at day. January 1st there will be a regular service at 11 a.m. North Haven as it has decided to quit working. We will also pay for the Ladies Time Out: December 14th starting at 2 p.m. - cookie dishwasher that needed replacing. There are always upgrades required at exchange: bring 3 dozen cookies - take one dozen assorted the home and the public has been very supportive of our fundraising. home and help make cookie trays for shut-ins. For more details Thank you all. call Esther at 426-2409. Youth Group events for December: Dec 6 - Progressive Supper, NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (Senior’s Room, Smeaton Rec Centre) 13th skating party and gift exchange; 20th Christmas movie at December 4th: "Assembling a Merry Christmas: The Right Master" the church, Dec 27 and Jan. 3 cancelled. (for more info phone December 11th: "Assembling a Merry Christmas: The Right Message" Kathie at 426-2731). Thank you to all the youth, Sunday School and parents for the great work on putting together the Opera- December 18th: No Service tion Christmas Child Shoe Boxes for needy children around the December 24th: Christmas Eve Service @ 7:00 p.m. "Assembling a Merry world. Christmas: The Right Miracle" Thanks to everyone involved in the games for the Children at December 25th: MERRY CHRISTMAS from New Hope Baptist Church! Smeaton's Fall Fair: Kathie Nordstrom and Connie Dyck for Regular service times: 11:00 a.m. arranging and working at the event; Christopher and Steven Chamberlain for their help; Bernice Lacert for the games and to Meeting in the Senior's Room at the Smeaton Recreation Center everyone who donated prizes for the children.... they had a lot For more information call Pastor Darcy @ 426-2101 or 862-7681 of fun! Page 4 A very successful Fall Fair was held at the Rec Centre on Saturday, November 26th. SMEATON FALL FAIR: The exhibitors were: Margaret and Carrie Elchuck (Massage Therapy and bath salts); Lynelle Shreve (hand made jewelry); Smeaton Walking Group; Shirley Godin / Sarah Pickett (scrungees, chocolates); Erin Lysak -(hand made jewelry/Mary Kay products); North Haven Auxiliary (baking, turkey raffle); Kathy Jordan/Brittany McLean (barrettes, baking, home made puzzles); Christie Checkosis/Jamie Jensen - (Body by Vi -Visalus); Gordon Wilmot (woodwork, turned bowls); Norma Riou (quilted items, knit arti- cles, hand made bags); Shannon Sylvestre (Everyday Style, Regal, beaded gauntlets); Kim Fabish/Bonnie Pickett (afghans, lap quilts, gift tags); Gerry and Hazel Johnson (chocolates); Jim Ahle (Cub Hills Wildlife info,50/50 and basket draw); Kyla and Jenny Lewis -(knit articles/barrettes and headbands); Shirley Fomradas (baking, decorated glass blocks with lights); Amy Reid (Jockey clothing); Gail Krause (Tupperware); Erin Kosowan (Sunset Gourmet); Jocelyn Kingfisher (Heritage Makers, scrapbooking, Christ- mas ornaments). If you missed purchasing from any of these exhibitors I am sure you could contact them directly and they would be happy to fill your order! Gordon Wilmot of Garrick uses local wood to make Kathy Jordan won the door prize basket; Gayle Olson won the North Haven Aux turkey turned bowls and pieces of furniture. and the Wildlife 50/50 Draw. Deanna Brazier won the Wildlife basket. Congratulations! Shirley and Gus Fomrades had a wonderful array of Norma Riou came from Carrot River with her Erin Kosowan of Choiceland offered a gourmet baking and unique glass block decorations. quilted and crocheted products including line of mixes and food kits called Sunset Gour- warm mittens. met, supplied out of Winnipeg. Hazel Johnson of Snowden made a great variety of Kristy Checkosis and Jamie Jensen promoted Tupperware! by Gail Krause of Christopher Lake chocolates. a dietary supplement called Body by Vi. Lynelle Shreve had a great variety of jewelry made by Amy Reid has become a rep for Jockey Clothing, herself. She calls herself Grandmother Wind and mar- Bonnie Pickett is well known for her well- well made and stylish casual wear for ladies. She kets her well-designed pieces online. made crocheted afghans will book house parties. Page 5 Above left: Carrie and her mom Marg Elchuk offered chair massage and other relaxation techniques. Above middle, Sharon Morpurgo offered a wide variety of used and new items. Above, Jocelyn Kingfisher demonstrated a publishing online club for designing your own books. Far left, Shannon Sylvestre offered some great gauntlets, Regal and Everyday Style; near left, Britanny McLean and Kathy Jordan had crafts and baking. CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS Greetings from Nadine Wilson by Glen Scrimshaw (noted (Saskatchewan Rivers Constituency) artist and philanthropist) I am extremely humbled I have been blessed with and honoured to have been a wonderful Christmas chosen again to represent every year that I can re- the constituents of Sas- member, even the year katchewan Rivers. I thank that I was away from fam- the many hardworking ily as a Hudson Bay Gro- friendly people from Big cery Store Manager. When River to White Fox for their asked to write about my most memorable Christmas I found it hard continued support and com- and easy at the same time. Hard because they have all been great mitment. We are truly lucky and easy because I had recently celebrated a lifelong dream during here in Saskatchewan to a past Christmas season. benefit from many opportu- Every Christmas with the exception of a recent one I have cele- nities, the most important brated in someone else's house (rent, etc.) or a house that I had of which include our wel- bought. Never had I celebrated Christmas with my family in my coming, caring people. One dream house. The place that I had envisioned (sort of...) and re- of the best experiences cently dreamt of was now a reality. It was an amazing Christmas from my past four years as your provincial representative has been spent with my family, my fiancé and her family. The only thing miss- working with the wonderful people in our riding. Our neighbours and ing was that the fireplace area in the house was not complete. friends are hardworking and adventurous, while caring deeply about Now two years later the house is 99% complete. This means that our environment and its forest fringe setting. the fireplace is now finished but most important is that I have my During this term in government, we hope to continue paying down lovely wife to share it with. Zorka and I were married on March our province’s debt while maintaining the country’s lowest unemploy- 19th of this past year. This coming Christmas season is going to be ment rate. Improving infrastructure also remains a distinct priority. As an even more memorable one. I have a beautiful wife to share all we grow our province and bring our children back home, more opportu- of what this year will bring !!! nities will present themselves. Every year I also like to reflect on the difference that my art Over the past four years, my husband, Doug, and I have been makes in people’s lives. I am often complimented on it and how blessed with a growing family: two of our four children have married, much people like it and enjoy it in their homes. and gave us three grandchildren: Casey and Reid (our grandsons), and Now that I have been a professional artist for 25 years I am able most recently, granddaughter Ella (named after my mother), born this to do something very important to me. I have been able to give Remembrance Day at the 11th hour, of 11-11-2011. The Creator truly back to the same people who gave me the success I have en- does work in mysterious ways! joyed. I have been able to donate my work to organizations both I ask for your assistance in continuing to move this province in the locally and all over the world. I am told often by people "what a right direction. Please contact me anytime with your concerns or sug- difference" my piece of art has made to their fundraising activi- gestion. I work for you, and am responsible for being your voice in Re- ties! I am told that many times my work brings over 10 times its gina. value during auctions and so on! On behalf of our office staff- Marcus, Cora and Joan, we wish you a It fills me with a warmth beyond description that I am able to very Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year. make such a difference doing something I love!!! Christmas is a With warm wishes, Nadine wonderful time to reflect on how lucky we all truly are!!!! Page 6 WINTER MESSAGE FROM SMEATON RCMP The Smeaton RCMP would like to remind you that winter is here, and with that comes unpredictable and often treacherous road conditions. Roads may be slippery, subject to freezing, and cov- ered with snow, making it difficult to maneuver your vehicle and stop when you need to. Slow down and be mindful of your speeds, as road conditions can change at a moment’s notice. If you do get stranded, stay with your vehicle, call emergency personnel. Remember, it is more difficult to find a person who has wandered away from their vehicle. Are you prepared for a roadside emergency? Consider purchasing a vehicle emergency kit, or put one together yourself. Most kits contain a flashlight, blankets, extra clothes, bottled water, food that doesn’t spoil, a candle in a deep can, and waterproof matches. Other items that are handy to have in your vehicle include a shovel, booster ca- bles, road maps, first aid kit, tow ropes, a fire extinguisher, and warn- MOVEMBER: During November each year, Movember is respon- ing lights or flares. Having an emergency kit in your vehicle could sible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, save your life! For more information on emergency kits, check out the in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise Emergency Preparedness website at www.getprepared.gc.ca . vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer. Their significant others can hardly wait for the end of No- With the holidays fast approaching, many of you will be toasting and vember and the disappearance of facial hair but men who grow a celebrating with family and friends, all the while indulging in alcoholic mustache in November are to be commended for the awareness beverages. Please don’t drink and drive. Arrive alive, arrive safe, and they raise. Above, Cst. Derek Dyck and Cst. Lance Bouvier show off always plan a safe ride home. their Movember efforts. In fact, Lance’s mustache was judged the best for the Nipawin and Smeaton Detachment areas! Office hours at the Smeaton RCMP Detachment are Monday to Fri- You may wish to support this cause by donating to the Canadian day, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. Smeaton RCMP want to wish you and your Cancer Society specifying men’s health or prostate cancer research. families a safe and happy holiday season! Hilda Switzer is your Choiceland WATKINS DEALER 124—4th Street East Call 428-2775 or just drop by! SMEATON SCHOOL A meeting called at the Smeaton School on November 22nd gave locals a chance to offer their ideas on keeping the building viable and Merry Christmas useful. Mile “0” Economic Development Committee had taken on the building to pre- serve it for the future use of Smeaton and district. They have paid the utility bills for a and Happy New full year and now are asking for the community’s help in keeping the building going Year from for another year. Between $10,000 and $15,000 will be required to keep the utilities Choiceland paid for a year, depending on how the building is occupied. United Church. You may help in several ways. You could donate money through the Village Office and receive a receipt for a tax deduction OR you could lend money through the Come join us for bible study with Rev. Smeaton Credit Union and recover your money when the building is sold or is filled Krystal Wednesday morning 9:30 a.m. at with viable businesses. the church. There are two more left. The A Potluck Supper and Benefit is planned at the School Gym for January 20th, theme is Jesus meets Santa, and we are 2012. Plan to attend or donate an item for auction. watching old Christmas movies. Regular Church Services are every Sun- A number of people at the meeting said they would be happy to sponsor a folding day at 9:30 a.m. table so that events could be held at the school. If you would like to donate the cash to buy a table please contact Esther Chamberlain who will look after finding a good Special Services are held at one of the four churches (Nipawin, Codette, White- buy in folding tables and handle the transactions. Call Esther at 426-2409 to pledge Fox, Choiceland) whenever there is a 5th one or more tables. The cost of a table is expected to be less than $50. Sunday in the month. Any other Fundraising or Use of School ideas are more than welcome. Contact any Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is on member of the Economic Development Committee. The Chairperson is Tom Jensen, December 24th at 7:30p.m. and some of the committee members are: Mike Rudnicki, Margo Marshall, Shona There are no services Christmas Day or Willness, Joe Bernhard, Maurice Kirby, and Alden Paul. Let’s work together to use the New Years Day. school building to Smeaton’s advantage. can record the good the bad and the ugly palms and fingers and are stretchy so GARDEN TALK of their gardening adventures. Another gift they fit well and have a really good grip. Page 7 with Karen Stensrud that will remind the receiver of the gift of A photo album is not just for family photos so that Dear Santa; (hard to believe that Santa you all year is a gardening / flower / butter- stack of pictures scattered around the house can Time is just around the corner). What fly (you name it) ...themed calendar, you go straight to the album and dated to enjoy for do you get a gardener? get the picture. Decorative pots are a nice years to come. Here are some random ideas that might gift. You know, the ones you would like but think they are too expensive to buy for your- Something that doesn’t seem like a gardener’s item help with Xmas shopping. You can’t go is a furniture moving device. My muscles and back wrong with a wheelbarrow. Actually the self. They make great gifts. Gardening books are a big hit with me. You can never seem to be getting weaker so I have employed the two-wheeled cats are the one of my use of what I call my “truck”. It has a few minor choice. I have two and if another one go wrong with gift certificates either, since it is off season for gardening a certificate modifications so I can carry trays of bedding plants appeared under the tree I wouldn’t be from place to place as well as bags of potting mix disappointed. They are so handy and can easily be stored till spring when the new stuff comes out like garden art, bird- and so on. What I like best is to strap my Roundup not so easily tipped over. Go to the sprayer on one with another gardener’s friend, magazine rack and pick out a good baths, birdfeeders, a bench or seat to put in a restful place in your garden to sit with bungee cords, and wheel the sprayer around in- gardening magazine. Pick out the sub- stead of LUGGING it around. It makes doing battle scription card and order the magazine a drink or snack to enjoy your garden. with weeds a lot more fun and gets done a lot more to be delivered in their mailbox for a I have a favourite gardening glove called often. year. Wrap up the one you bought for Atlas Grip that comes in sizes not usually under the tree. found, from XS to XL, so they actually fit. Hope this helps with shopping, Karen What about a garden journal that they They are more expensive than the ordinary run of the mill gloves but they have rubber PS: Santa, did this help? For Sale: Wood Grain Top SMEATON WALKING GROUP Chrome Table with 6 chairs had a great time at Moose Jaw, tak- $35; Wood Grain Top Chrome ing in the spa and other sights. They Table with 5 chairs $30; Currier pretended to be gangsters and gun Piano excellent condition $400; molls in the photo at right. Treadmill excellent condition In the tub are Liba and Sharon; $500; Pool Table and accesso- seated at either side of the tub are ries $100; Fold Down Sofa $20; Margo and Esther; standing are Ar- Mirrored Medicine Cabinet with leen, Marg, Lynelle, Jan, Jean and shelves $10; Drapes 12ft Ivory Sylvia. They are obviously good Voile, 6ft. Ivory Voile, Valance friends as well as good walkers. Camel Voile, Tie Backs excellent condition $100; Assortment of PLEASE NOTE: FITNESS FACTORY at curtain rods OFFERS! School Smeaton Rec open only by appoint- Desk to give away. ment. Call Esther 426-2409. Call Jean Burka at 428-2981. enough cash was collected to pay for costs of delivering each and every box. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:Every year Samaritan’s Purse distrib- Way to go, Hi-Way utes thousands of shoe boxes filled with small items for kids. In Harvest, Smeaton Smeaton, the Sunday School and the Youth Group got together to and district! pack shoe boxes for needy children around the world. The kids These lovingly packed shown above had a great time and filled 42 boxes! The Ladies Time boxes make a huge Out group packed another ten boxes. They are shown (with mascot difference to kids Owain Lacert) above right. At right are the moms and grandmas that living in poverty. helped when the kids were assembling the boxes. In addition, Steve's Septic Service KEN’S PAINTING DIAMOND cell 426-7553 * home 426-2743 COUNTRY email@example.com ~Farm and Residential ELECTRICAL, LTD. - Serving villages and rural areas from Al- bertville to White Fox ~Brush, Roller and Spraying Call DAVE FORDEN, Smeaton Tanks pumped, floats and pumps replaced * Portable Toilet Rentals ......35 years experience - Over 30 years experience in wiring of hous- ing, farm, industrial & commercial. * Call to book pump outs Phone (306) 426-2059 -Will trench for underground cables. 24- hour Emergency Service STEVE BEAL 426-2517 or 981-5046 (cell) (owner /operator) ....from the Choiceland Historical Museum The Museum in Choiceland is full of wondrous articles. On the second floor of the house which houses the museum, half the space is devoted to school items. Among the artifacts is the tin water cooler at left. Children were asked to provide their own cups for water and many were fashioned from baking powder tins. At right is a school desk donated by Eleanor Bodnaruk as well as a Geography text, wooden ruler and wooden pencil box with sliding lid. These items sure bring back memories. NEED MONEY FOR YOUR WIND ~FIRE ~ WATER SMALL BUSINESS? Your Disaster Restoration Experts (Existing or Start-up) Toll Free: 1-888-922-5744 ...MAYBE CHOICELAND BUSINESS LOANS 376 - A 17th St. W CO-OPERATIVE LTD. CAN HELP 24 HR EMERGENCY SERVICE Prince Albert, SK ** Limit $15,000.00 ** Our Granite team is always ready to help CONTACT CHOICELAND TOWN when disaster strikes. OFFICE 428-2070 www.graniteprincealbert.com We’re on facebook WAYS TO REACH US: A. Kirby, Box 28, Smeaton SK S0J 2J0 http://smeatondistrictnews.tripod.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ (306) 426-2447 The newsletter is created in Smeaton, Saskatchewan and is distributed free to communities on Highway #55 between Meath Park and White Fox. In White Fox the newsletter is available at White Fox General Store. From Meath Park to Love, look for it in your post office box. A mailed subscription anywhere in Canada costs $15 per year. We do not charge for district mailings to your mail box or for social items. All submissions are welcome. EDITOR: Annette Kirby THANK YOU to the following for donations towards newsletter printing costs: Norm and Gladys Phillips; Murray and Elaine McLean (Choiceland); Floyd Rayner (Winnipeg MB); Kathy Peters (Nipawin); Terry and Karla Moon (Prince Albert); Marion and Leo- nard Miller (Choiceland); John, Rikki and Lanci Chobotuk; Kathie Nordstrom; George and Rita Widdifield (Lanigan); Rod and Betty Hyam (Nipawin); Hilda Morrison (Prince Albert); Jean Burka (Snowden); Gordon and Amanda Wilmot (Garrick).
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