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DGE
23, 2009
Box 163 Eastend, SK (306) 295-3566 PH (306) 295-4176 FAX Email: eastendedge@hotmail.com Ad drop off at 104 Tamarack N.

“Coffee News”

~Submission Deadline for the EDGE ~ is FRIDAY at 5:00 p.m.
Commentary— REMEMBERING THE 80S, SORT OF Have you ever taken that long, hot shower in the morning and forgot something? You know those mornings for the briefest of moments when you are not so sure whose house your in? Not those mornings after a night of hooting it up that happens rarer and rarer these days because your body just can take it any more, even though your mind thinks differently. “Go on, have another” your mind says in that brief moment of clarity while the lamp shade is adjusted on your head. No, I am talking about those other mornings. The day before was hard. You didn’t even know it was hard. You went through your paces, but the little things in the universe were not just working your way. The tire was flat. Getting the spare out was even more irritating as it seemed to have melded to the car, the lug nuts now just rusted posts. You carried on even though you were a little behind. Yet the phone keeps ringing...this or that needs attention, more so now that you are running behind. You pick up the mail and—low and behold - all the bills in the world arrived at once; or at least it felt that way. You get through the day, finally, and a home cooked meal is only what takes less time to thaw from the freezer. Tired and drained, you finally find a little peace in the few hours of sleep. You get up early the next day with only one foot planted in the here and now with the other left behind in the day you just survived. The alarm clock sounds even more annoying this morning. You walk to the bathroom somewhat bouncing off either side of the hallway. Not really, but you certainly are not walking a straight line. Finally, the start of the new day begins with a shower. You do your routine, one you’ve been doing for decades; the particulars are to each own, but suddenly it dawns on you soon thereafter with the first hurdle and mental thud of the day. The poignant moment of aged mental unsobriety and the cause to question ones acuity: “Did I wash my hair?” This, or something like it has happened to all of us. We forget the most basic thing. Off in Never Never Land may be true but it can also be a comfortable crutch. At least when the story is told to friends and family. But Never Never Land may be taking up too much space in our mental cubicle we call are headquarters of thought and command. For the brain may be a wonderful, mysteries thing, the last great frontier to some, but we may be getting closer to understanding at what time in our lives admission to Never, Never Land is possible. A recent study released in the pages of that often sought after newsstand rag, Neurobiology of Aging, suggest that the clock is ticking on memory and cognitive skills, much more early than previously thought. Essentially, “brain decline” begins as early as 27. Tests used to solve puzzles, recall words, story details, and spot patterns in letters and symbols, were used on 2000 healthy people aged 18-60. Researchers found that “Things like memory stayed intact until the age of 37” according to the BBC report [did you really think I read the Journal of Neurobiology of Aging myself?], “While abilities based on accumulated knowledge...increased until the age of 60.” That’s the good news. Here’s the big, big thud: “The first age at which there was a marked decline was at 27 in tests of brain speed, reasoning and visual puzzle-solving ability.” The problem is...I can’t remember what I was thinking when I was 27. I can’t even recall where I was. TT

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT The Town of Eastend invites applications for Summer Employment.
Valid Drivers License required. Application deadline: April 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

COUNTRY GOSPEL AND
BLUE GRASS MUSIC FANS

Send resumes to:
Town of Eastend Office of the Administrator Box 520, Eastend, Sask. S0N 0T0 (306)-295-3322

are invited to hear THE W ADDINGTON FAMILY SING at Faith Christian Fellowship in Eastend
on

Tuesday Mar.31st at 7:30 p.m. There will be a free will offering.

Did you know….
"Hoke" is a back-formation of "hokum," which was probably created as a blend of "hocus-pocus" and "bunkum." "Hokum" is a word for the theatrical devices used to evoke a desired audience response. The verb "hoke" appeared in the early 20th century and was originally used (as it still can be today) when actors performed in an exaggerated or overly sentimental way. Today, it is often used adjectivally in the form "hoked-up," as in "hoked-up dialogue." The related word "hokey" was coined soon after "hoke" to describe things that are corny or phony.

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Writing Workshop For Seniors
Saturday, March 28 9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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“SALUTE TO THE OLDE WEST”
Friday, April 3, 2009 Eastend Memorial Hall, Eastend, SK 4:30 p.m.—Social Hour, Displays, Silent Auction; 5:30 pm—Dinner
Programme – Hanson Brothers Connie Martin “Murraydale Rodeo 100 Years” David Spencer – “The Land, Brands & Hands of the 76 Ranch”

Art Room, Eastend School
(enter through north doors from Parking Lot) Instructor: Madelon Smid
This workshop enables you to be able to organize the experiences, memories and facts of your lives and write them down as stories that can be passed down to your families and community.
Sponsored by Eastend Historical Museum

Eastend Historical Museum’s Fundraiser to “Raise the Roof”
Come in your Western Wear, Check your guns & hats at the door Advance Tickets – Adult - $15; Students (6-14) $7. Tickets available: Ethel – 295-3670; Glen 295-3564; Ron – 295-3250; Ed, Riverside Motel— 295- 3630

Cost: $20.00 (includes lunch, all workshop supplies, paper, pens, etc). To register: phone Ethel 295-3670

the Frenchman Formation Terrestrial Ecosystem Conference
After over a hundred years of local palaeontological discovery and excavation, the Frenchman Formation Terrestrial Ecosystem Conference will be held in Eastend, Saskatchewan. Attendees from across North America will present research on the wealth of fossils found in southwest Saskatchewan, including “Scotty” the T. rex. The organizers of this event are the T. rex Discovery Centre, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and the University of Alberta.

Eastend, Saskatchewan, May 17-20, 2009

All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand. Quick Facts
Fact #84: The Puritans forbade the singing of Christmas carols.

Steven Wright

SOURCES: Recipe of the week comes from my recipes.com,
and the cartoon REALITY CHECK is found at COMICS.COM. CROSSWORD puzzle was created by the editor of the EDGE. Quotes are from famousquotes.com and Quick Facts from NICEFACTS.COM. The views expressed in the “commentary” are solely of the author, the editor of the EDGE. Eastend EDGE Founder: Jacquie Tokaryk EDGE Editors: TTT and Jacquie Tokaryk

Registration is $150. For further information contact the T Rex Discovery Centre @ 295-4009
Sponsored in part by: PENN WEST ENERGY TRUST, WAVE ENERGY Ltd. , and JNR RESOURCES Inc.

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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
Meetings, etc.
√ Eastend Arts Council — Apr. 6th. √ Kinsmen— Apr. 2nd and 16th. √ CWL— Apr. 1. √ K-40 — Apr. 1. √ Kinettes — Apr. 9th. √ Town Council — Apr. 8th. √ Friends of the Museum & T.Rex Discovery Centre—Apr. 13th. √ RM of White Valley — Apr. 9th. √ Fire Dept. — Mar. 31st. √ Chamber — Apr. 15th. √ Clay Centre Comm. Club — Apr. 21st. √ Red Hat’s R’Belles — Mar. 27th. •TOPS MEET @ Health Centre Quiet Room, Thursdays @ 5:00 p.m. •AA—Monday’s @ 8:00p.m. at Henry’s Place. •BINGO—Mondays at 7:00 in the Rink!

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Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash If your parents never had children, chances are you won’t, either. Dick Cavett

Recipe of the Week
INGREDIENTS √ 1 pound Italian sausage PREP TIME 20 Min √ 2 smoked ham hocks COOK TIME 3 Hrs 10 Min READY IN 3 Hrs 30 Min √ 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed √ 3 stalks celery, chopped, with leaves √ 2 tablespoons dried parsley √ 3 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans √ 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce √ 2 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes √ 2 teaspoons salt √ 1 teaspoon ground black pepper √ 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce √ 2 bay leaves √ 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce √ 2 cloves crushed garlic DIRECTIONS 1. Boil sausage to remove excess fat, and cut into bitesize pieces. 2. Skin ham hocks, and remove excess fat. In a large pot, brown sausage and ham hocks over medium heat. 3.Drain off excess fat. 4.Add potatoes, celery, parsley, beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, pepper, chili sauce, bay leaves, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce to the meat; add just enough water to cover. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Cover, and continue to cook for 2-3 hours. Remove ham hocks and cut meat into bite-size pieces.

Moose charges B.C. house after homeowners try to scare it away
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Don't get a moose mad that's what one family learned after trying to scare a moose away from their home near Prince George, B.C.. The family was using an air horn to scare the animal when the moose charged the home's front door. The family took a video of the incident, which shows the moose tramping around in the snow outside the house before running at the door, which the owners slam shut at the last moment. Conservation officers say the moose was probably upset by the family's barking dog and the air horn. No one was hurt and conservation officers say anyone encountering a wandering moose should just leave the animal alone and give it plenty of space.

Ham and Bean Soup

MOVIE NIGHT
at the T.rex Discovery Centre Theatre
7:00 p.m.

March 27th- QUANTUM OF SOLACE
(PG-13) James Bond (Daniel Craig) is back, and since the betrayal by Vesper 007 fights the urge to keep this next mission from getting personal. Bond and M start looking for the organization that caused Vesper to betray bond. M and Bond find out from Mr. White that this organization is much larger and much more of a threat than anyone had ever anticipated. Bonds new mission takes him to Australia, Italy and South Africa! Bond also runs into the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko) who has her own vendetta.

One Admission Price $3.50 each
T.Rex Discovery Centre, Eastend, SK. www.dinocountry.com P:(306) 295 4009

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Did you know….
The village of Blarney in County Cork, Ireland, is home to Blarney Castle, and in the southern wall of that edifice lies the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone will gain the gift of skillful flattery, but that gift must be attained at the price of some limber maneuvering -you have to lie down and hang your head over a precipice to reach and kiss the stone. One story claims the word "blarney" gained popularity as a word for "flattery" after Queen Elizabeth I of England used it to describe the flowery (but apparently less than honest) cajolery of McCarthy Mor, who was then the lord of Blarney Castle.
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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY…
1775 - Patrick Henry asks for liberty or death 1797 - Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine 1827 - Composer Ludwig van Beethoven dies in Vienna 1840 - 1st photo of moon taken 1842 - Dr. Crawford Long - 1st physician to use ether as anesthetic 1886 - Coca-Cola created (with cocaine) 1917 - Seattle Metropolitans 1st US team to win Stanley Cup beat Canadiens 1925 - Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution 1941 - Novelist & critic Virginia Woolf dies 1944 - Nicholas Alkemade falls 5,500 m without a parachute & lives 1953 - Dr Jonas Salk announces new vaccine against polio 1954 - RCA manufactures 1st COLOR TV set 1958 - Elvis Presley inducted into Army in Memphis Tenn 1979 - Nuclear accident at 3 Mile Is - Middletown - Pa 1983 - 1st Artificial heart recipient Dr Barney Clark died after 112 days

2 Day intensive workshop: Saturday March 28th 9am – 7 pm Sunday March 29th 9am – 6pm Investment $225 Early Bird registration $200 by March 14th 2009 Location: Shaunavon, Sk TBA Facilitators: Sherry Gilbert and Trea Schuster To register or for more information: Contact Sherry295-3371 or Trea 295-7172 Check our website: www.meditation-chakra.blogspot.com Quick Facts
Fact #83: Some salamanders can grow up to five feet in length!

MARCH DATES FOR PHYSICIAN CLINICS IN EASTEND
DR. CRAWSHAW —MARCH 25/09.
To book an appointment Phone 295-4184 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM.

The Eastend Edge is a proud supporter of our community and distributed across North America
Yah....we had an idea for providing world peace....but, hey...we thought we would start small.