• Killarney students brought ‘Seussical’ alive on stage last week.
The musical is a comical combination of Dr. Seuss books with morale of the story centreing on “A person’s a person, no matter how small” from the ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ book.
The entire production was guided by director Wendy Lovett.
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• Morey Fisk, originally from Oak Lake, was crowned champion at the National Reining Horse Association 2014 European Futurity in Kreuth, Germany.
The title makes Fisk the winningest open rider in the event’s history, after he captured the trophy the previous two years also.
Fisk, who left for Germany shortly after graduating from Virden in 1992, now lives in Mooslargue, France, where he is a coveted horseman and trainer under MF Performance Horses.
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• Virden’s Cameron Whyte is trying to help the Dauphin Kings capture the Western Canada Cup this week.
The 18-year-old Manitoba Junior Hockey League rookie played 54 games this year, picking up nine goals and 21 points during the regular season.
The top two teams from the tournament earn a spot to the national championship in Vernon, B.C.
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• For the first time since it was established in 1993, the horse trail system at Souris Bend Wildlife Management Area is getting refined.
“There hasn’t been mowing since (I marked the trails in 1993,” Myna Cryderman said. “It likely doesn’t all need mowing, but probably a good half of it needs to be cleared.”
The area, located about 25 miles south of Brandon, is rugged terrain with steep shale hills that run along the Souris River.
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• Chicken Chef in Melita hoste a charity cook-ff that had contestants serve a salad, main dish and dessert.
Plates for the event cost $50 and after the restaurant matched the amount raised, $2,200 was donated to the Deloraine Cancer Clinic.
In the end, Val Dobbyn defeated Camiel Serruys to claim the victory by winning two of the three dishes.
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• The Reston Travel Club retuned from Costa Rica recently.
The group — Leigh-Ann Hamel, Haley Lobreau, Deanna Campion, Carissa Penner and chaperones Kent Schiltroth and Kari Hurton — visited biological parks and nationally protected rivers in the country known for its progressive environmental policies.
While there they also saw three different volcanoes and swam at the foot of the thunderous La Fortuna Waterfall.
» Reston Recorder
• Hamiota’s Justin Knight was a leader on and off the court this season for the Lakeland College volleyball team.
The 6-foot-2 left side was selected as captain of the team, guiding a squad that was made up of a majority of first-year players.
“Having 10 or so rookies this year definitely makes you mature fast,” Knight said. “As soon as you think you have a night o yourself or are studying the night before an exam there always seems to be a knock on the your door or a hone call from a young teammate needing someone to talk to.”
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• Basketball Manitoba handed out its year-end hardware recently with a pair of Hamiota Huskies honoured.
Shayna Mathison was named the female ‘A’ player of the year after she helped the Huskies win their third consecutive provincial championship in March. Mathison has also committed to playing for the Brandon Bobcats next season.
Huskies head coach Jon Zilkey won the male ‘A’ coach of the year.
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• A project that would see 42 units of senior housing on the former East View Lodge Site in Neepawa continues to move forward.
The project wil be partially funded through Manitoba Housing, with additional revenue generated through loans and entrance fees from incoming residents.
Entry fees are budgeted from $35,000 to $50,000 based on the size of the unit.
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• Twenty-two Carberry students and chaperones travelled to Portugal, Spain and Morocco during spring break.
“One of my favourite moments on this trip was when we first got to Portugal and toured Lisbon,” Paige Jonasson said. “It was exactly how I pictured Portugal would look. We walked from plaza to plaza, taking in all of the colourful and detailed architecture.”
» Carberry News-Express