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Rural Roundup - March 26, 2014

• The Roblin Community Theatre Committee has launched a survey that examines some of the possibilities for the future of the theatre.

Two years ago, the group organized to look at turning the privately owned business into a community-owned, not-for-profit venture.

The theatre was basically shut down because it couldn’t afford the switch to digital and subsequently can’t access movies from distributors.

“It’s sadly missed by the kids. I mean my own daughter is asking me when it will open again,” committee member Terry Hawryluk said. “We need a theatre because it does attract people to town.”

The survey can be found at roblincommunitytheatre.weebly.com.

» Roblin Review

• Some community members claim a man has been entering yards in Gilbert Plains and shooting wild cats.

Town council issued a press release confirming it has no reports of feral cats being shot in town and is not aware of any instance in which cats havThe Roblin Community Theatre Committee has launched a survey that examines some of the possibilities for the future of the theatre.

Two years ago, the group organized to look at turning the privately owned business into a community-owned, not-for-profit venture.

The theatre was basically shut down because it couldn’t afford the switch to digital and subsequently can’t access movies from distributors.

“It’s sadly missed by the kids. I mean my own daughter is asking me when it will open again,” committee member Terry Hawryluk said. “We need a theatre because it does attract people to town.”

The survey can be found at roblincommunitytheatre.weebly.com.

» Roblin Reviewe been shot.

» Grandview Exponent

• Area bowlers placed in three of the six divisions at the zone championships held in Brandon March 8-9.

Jordyn Andrews won gold in the junior girls’ division with a high game of 318. She qualified to be part of Team Manitoba at the five-pin bowling nationals in Winnipeg.

Minnedosa’s Ryan Mansel took silver in the senior boys’ division with a high score of 350. He also qualified for the provincial team, but will travel to Hamilton for the national tournament.

Carberry’s Greg Eu placed third at the bantam level with a high game of 188.

» Minnedosa Tribune

• Jaret Smith, a graduate of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Neepawa Natives, has committed to the Nipissing University hockey program for next season.

The 20-year-old forward recorded eight goals and 23 assists in 44 games for the Natives last year.

Sticking with the Natives, former captain Tory Hoban helped the Arizona State University Sun Devils to the American Collegiate Hockey Association championship with a 3-1 win over Robert Morris University.

» Neepawa Banner

• Carman and Donna Jackson of Inglis are part of a three-part web series called “Raised at Home,” which will promote farm life.

“We were in the Canadian Beef offices discussing who might have some really good pictures of farm life and we had some from the Canola Growers Be Well Camp that we had hosted for the last couple of years,” Donna said. “So it was actually the picture on the Canada Beef Round Up magazine that got us involved.

“And as we’re both farm kids, it’s a natural thing that our entire family have always been good spokespeople for agriculture.”

» Russell Banner

• The Shoal Lake Recycling Program has not only significantly reduced waste, it’s also paid for itself through the sale of recyclable materials.

“The average home generates very little garbage as most products are recyclable,” said Shoal Lake CAO Nadine Gapka. “I can’t stress enough the importance of this program. As an individual they may not think they are making a difference, but collectively we are making an impact.”

» Crossroads This Week

• The Strathclair Drama Club is busy getting ready to host its 32nd annual production.

This year, the club will present Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.”

The musical, run by stage director Beccy Ardiel-Voth and Lori Voth, blends the music and theatrics that the club is known for with the action and special effects you might find in a western.

» Crossroads This Week

• Twice a week players from the Yellowhead region gather to play in the NHL — the Noon Hour League.

“It’s about going out there and going hard. You win, you lose. It doesn’t make any difference to most of the guys,” said Bill Werry, who is in his 60s and manages the league.

Larry Evans started the league in the 1990s and said it provides the players with good exercise.

“All the guys like it. Camaraderie and good friendships are made,” he said.

» Neepawa Banner

• The Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks will host the fifth and deciding final game in the North Central Hockey League championship series this Saturday in Elkhorn.

The team, which is trying to repeat as league champions, includes six sets of brothers: Jamie and Travis Sheane, Robyn and Sean McKean, Cory and Curtis Gardham, Tyler and Jordan Mitchell, Devrin and Dillin Stonehouse, and Kelsey and Kyle McLeod.

» Virden Empire-Advance

• Eight-year-old Jayda Gabrielle was named the Rookie of the Year at the Manitoba Quarter Horse Association banquet in Winnipeg March 1.

Gabrielle’s love of horses comes from her great-grandmother, Audrey Stuart, and grandmother, Diane Gabrielle, who started her in the sport when she was just three.

The young cowgirl attends six to seven major horse shows a year with her horse, Forever Unzipped.

» Virden Empire-Advance

• A comedy night fundraiser at the Shamrock Centre in Killarney delivered the laughs but not the cash.

“Everyone had a great time and it was a great show,” said organizer Tracy Cuvelier, who is part of a group trying to raise money to build new playground equipment.

Only 120 tickets were sold for Winnipeg comedian Big Daddy Tazz, meaning the group lost $1,500.

“It has bumped us back a bit, but we will start applying for grants now,” Cuvelier said.

“We’re not letting it get us down.”

» Killarney Guide

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 26, 2014

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