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Rural Roundup - July 23, 2014

• Former Westbourne resident Zane Lambert, who now lives in Ponoka, Alta., was part of Showdown Sunday at the Calgary Stampede in the bull-riding event.

Lambert learned his craft as part of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association.

He was one of several competitors who got on some of the best stock around at rodeos in Shoal Lake from 1999 to 2004.

» Crossroads This Week

• Construction has started on a 57-lot campground that will be located on the Lakeside Golf Club on the west side of Shoal Lake.

The lots will include power, water and sewer.

The campground will be seasonal, and although rental fees have not been established, it is believed to be in the $1,500 range.

The municipality is financing the project.

» Crossroads This Week

• Bill Stilwell will serve as the interim mayor of Neepawa after Ken Waddell resigned from the post earlier this month.

Stilwell was the deputy mayor and will be acting mayor until the October election.

He was officially sworn in on July 16.

» Neepawa Banner

• Carberry hosted its 131st fair in July.

From chuckwagon races to a livestock show put on by 4-H, the fair has stuck to its roots over the years.

Brett Manns was awarded the Reserve Grand Champion for his bull in the show, while Thomas Buurma was the Grand Champion.

» Carberry News-Express

• The speeder of the week near Minnedosa came all the way from Nova Scotia.

The 34-year-old man was going so fast, he won two tickets — one for careless driving, a fine where the ticket is set during a court appearance; and another for $756.75 for going 154 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

» Minnedosa Tribune

• The Westwood Ranch and Garden Centre officially opened on May 8 with seven greenhouses.

The ranch also features an extensive collection of exotic animals, including zebras, lemurs, emus, wallaroos, ostriches and parrots.

At the moment, the ranch is hosting a contest to name its newest member, a baby zebra.

» Corner Pocket

• A quilt made in 1925 by the Broomhill Ladies Aid was donated to the Reston and District Museum by the Kilkenny family recently.

The quilt features the embroidered names of residents of the area at the time.

A pillow, donated by the Jago family, with similar embroidered names that was made in 1935 will also go in the museum.

» Reston Recorder

• Oak Lake Community Hall was the site of the “Come Dine with No. 9” featuring hockey legend Bobby Hull and a pair of Olympians, curler Jill Officer and pairs figure skater Paige Lawrence.

Lawrence shared her journey to the recent Olympics in Russia.

“It hasn’t been easy, but I get to wake up every day and do what I love,” she said. “So the journey to get to the Olympics, although hard, it has been a joy every single day.”

» Virden Empire-Advance

• Deloraine was rocking with the first annual Delodaze.

Live performances from Harlequin, Tina Nestibo, Brad Johner and the Boys and Misty Street had festivalgoersKillarney’s Erin Park Splash Park is now officially open.

The park opened in time for the 26th annual beach festival, held this past weekend.

The festival featured a boat rally, children’s dance at the golf course, volleyball tournament and other family-friendly events.

“You’ll be able to see the boat parade right beside the golf course,” committee member Rob McDonald said.

» Killarney Guide dancing all weekend.

The Burger Battle was also well received, with the Sun Seekers team’s burger, “The Maui,” capturing top spot.

» Deloraine Times and Star

•Killarney’s Erin Park Splash Park is now officially open.

The park opened in time for the 26th annual beach festival, held this past weekend.

The festival featured a boat rally, children’s dance at the golf course, volleyball tournament and other family-friendly events.

“You’ll be able to see the boat parade right beside the golf course,” committee member Rob McDonald said.

» Killarney Guide

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 23, 2014

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