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September 2017

Self-represented drunks and man buns: a day in court

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BY BRIAN ZINCHUK This morning, ironing my suit, I realized that I don’t do this very often anymore. These days my suit gets pulled out for the occasional political event or, unfortunately, funerals. Hardly anyone even wears a suit to church anymore unless someone is walking down the aisle or being carried down it. But…

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District Golf Championships held in Eastend

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BY DEB REAMER, ATHLETIC COORDINATOR The SWAC district golf championships were held at Streambank Golf course on Sept 9.  It was a beautiful warm day as 15 golfers competed over eighteen holes.  Schools participating included Eastend, Fox Valley, Ponteix and Swift Current Comp.  Congratulations to the winning team from Swift Current Comp. Team members consisted of…

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Protective Services Medals To Be Presented in Provincial Capital Today

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Gibson, Anderson and Braun among those honoured Today, Provincial Secretary Nadine Wilson will join Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield in Regina to honour the newest recipients of the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal. Southwest recipients receiving medals include Gull Lake Fire Chief Bentley Gibson, along with Swift Current Fire Department members Captain Richard Anderson and Mr. Trevor Braun.…

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Frontier’s Canada 150 Celebration

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Fundraiser will help to upgrade campground facilities It promises to be a weekend filled with music, games, and fun during Frontier’s Canada 150 Celebration which will be held September 22-24. The activities will begin Friday evening with the start of the Frontier Flyer’s 1st Annual Fall Slow Pitch Tournament. To enter a team (3 girls/team…

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Humphrey girls qualify for KCRA Rodeo Finals

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A couple of Eastend girls have qualified for the Kakeyow Cowboys Rodeo Association finals which will be held in Saskatoon from September 15-17. Bailee Humphrey, 16 qualified for the KCRA rodeo finals in the Junior Barrel Racing on her horse Alilstreakoffame (Mitch).   PHOTO BY SUSAN REX – THE BUCKIN PHOTOGRAPHER Juanita Humphrey 9 qualified…

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Gull Lake Fire Chief to receive Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal

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BY KATE WINQUIST The Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal will be handed out to Gull Lake Fire Chief Bentley Gibson. Gibson, who has been the fire chief in Gull Lake for the past 27 years, will be recognized at a special ceremony at Government House in Regina on September 12. Established in 2003, the Saskatchewan Protective…

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Venting Stress

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SPIRITUAL GLEANINGS BY JOYCE SASSE “There’s immense power in asking someone how they are doing”, one farmer commented when asked how stress was affecting him this summer.  “Just ask!” he said. An excellent article in the Aug. 27 edition of the Western Producer looks at the importance of helping farmers talk about the mental burdens…

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“Little Mosque on the Prairie” Creator Launches Write Out Loud Season

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For more than 30 years Swift Current has been host to many interesting and accomplished authors. Write Out Loud continues to be a popular tradition, another valuable thread in Swift Current’s rich cultural fabric. The 2017-18 season promises to be varied and entertaining. Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the hit CBC sitcom, “Little Mosque on the…

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