The RM of Pipestone Dance Club was the recipient of the most recent Sunrise Credit Union Reston Branch meat draw.
Shown in the photo are backrow (L-R): Dakota Renwick, Hailey Hiebert, Jasmine Hamel, Jenn Ray, Patsy Lockhart and Delia Jackson. Middle: Mya Gray. Front: Stephanie Gervin and Mariah Hamel.
» Reston Recorder
Harding’s Dyck family — Dave, Talitha, Anna, Brian and Peter — make up the musical band Lazy Creek Express and recently cut their debut disc.
The album entitled ‘Longtime Traveller’ contains 10 songs, two of which are instrumentals.
“The kids spontaneously sing and try new vocal stuff while working and playing around the house,” Cathi, the mother of the family said. “They have the opportunity to pull out whatever instruments they want, anytime and play together.”
» Rivers Banner
An ‘edible park’ is in the works for Rossburn on 8,400 square feet of public reserve land within a residential development.
The plan is to plant a variety of fruit trees in the park and the organizing committee has already secured $3,000 award from Trees Canada.
“Once the orchard is producing fruits our school will work together with our seniors groups to learn through knowledge transfer about preserving fruits and harvesting,” said the town’s economic development officer Ilse Ketelsen.
» Crossroads This Week
Shelley Cockerill continues to rack up the accolades.
Cockerill captained Team Canada to the gold medal at the World Ball Hockey Championships this summer, winning 2-0 over Slovakia in the final.
“It was amazing,” she said.
Canada lost 1-0 to Slovakia at the Worlds in 2011, so this year’s win was special.
» Roblin Review
Russell’s Joyce Keller scratched her way to $50,000.
Keller purchased a Crossword Scratch ‘n Win ticket and uncovered 10 complete word to win the game’s highest prize.
“I had a pretty good idea I had won $50,000, but I went to scan it to make sure,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Keller said she doesn’t have any plans for the money yet, but “my son is going to get a bigger birthday present than usual this year.”
» Russell Banner
The first annual Manitoba MudRun was a success, raising $76,000 for the community of Dauphin.
Organizer Kevin Steinbachs said he expects the event to double next year, from 600 to 1,200 competitors.
“A lot of people like the idea of doing something to bring people to the area, doing something to get people active. And some people just like the fact that we were using the Selo site for something else,” Steinbachs said.
» Dauphin Herald
Boissevain’s Cassie Scott, Alexander’s Sydney Sprenger, Minto’s Tyler Workman and Raina Syrnyk of Ethelbert are this years Manitoba Beef Producers bursary winners.
Scott, who grew up on a farm, is going to school at the University of Manitoba.
“Growing up on a cattle farm means more to me than I can put into words,” she said. “It is a privilege to provide my community, Manitoba and the world with high quality beef.”
Workman and Syrnyk are also attending U of M while Sprenger is at Dalhousie University.
» Cattle Country
Max Bratzke was named the civilian of the year for his commitment and effort to improving CFB Shilo.
Bratzke was a catalyst in CFB Shilo’s inaugural year of Communities in Bloom, and his efforts could be seen in the high quality grounds maintenance throughout the base and surround area.
Richard Kelland and Al Dunham were also given awards.
» Shilo Stag
Imagine trying to provide a full body buzz cut to a woolly, four legged Greco-Roman wrestling opponent and you have the ingredients for shee shearing.
Recently, nine students honed their technique at a two-day sheep-shearing school sponsored by the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers and hosted by Miniota shepherd Brian Greaves.
“Footwork is very important, but you have to bea able to multi-task,” Greaves said. “You have to concentrate on where your feet are, how your holding the sheep and your blows.”
» Manitoba Co-operator
Ebb & Flow Lakers catcher Scott Malcolm has been suspend for the entire 2014 season for umpire abuse by the Santa Clara Baseball League.
Malcolm was previously suspended for three games due to a fight with a Dauphin Midges base runner.
The latest incident occurred in the final game of the semifinal agains the Plumas Pirates when Malcolm made physical contact three times with the plate umpire.
» Carberry News-Express
New Neepawa Natives head coach Dwayne Kirkup believes the Manitoba Junior Hockey League club is headed in the right direction.
“I’m very pleased with how cam went,” he said. “I though all our vets, all our rookies, everybody came to camp in shap. I thought it was very competitive.”
Kirkup is excited about his crop of forwards and knew the team had to shore up its defence after giving up 293 goals last year to lead the league.
» Neepawa Banner
Killarney’s Curt Struth hiked a 73 kilometer section of the Inca trail arriving at Machu Picchu, Peru recently.
During the four-day trek, Struth travelled to an altitude of 15,253 feet above sea level.
The Inca Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian American and was headquartered in Cusco in modern day Peru.
» Killarney Guide
Mary Dobroski hosted the second Garden Tea Party in Waskada recently.
Proceeds of more than $230 were donated to Society for Manitobas with Disabilities. Mary’s daughter, Janice, has been the recipient of a wheel chair from SMD.
In 1999, Janice became a quadriplegic as a result of the removal of a tumor from her brain stem.
Gaylene Spence, Donna Millar, Sheila Smithson, Margaret McGregor, Claire Day, Meghan and Cheryl Redden, Dawn Minne and Grace Ginter were some of the women who attended.
» Melita New Era
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 18, 2013