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Volume 136 Issue 41 Friday, December 21, 2018 90 cents plus tax

INSIDE Christmas Elves Spreading Cheer

V olunteers
mas Cheer Board were
at the

busy packing upboxes on
Monday, December 17th
to prepare for the pick up
and delivery of this year’s
Christmas hampers.
Christmas The ladies were very
busy over the last few

Memories weeks with getting every-
thing organized, collect-

With Grace ing donations and packing
boxes. The hours put in by

these lovely volunteers is a
true gift in itself.
Kudos to the Minnedo-
sa Christmas Cheer Board
for another successful year
and helping to brighten
the holidays for those less
fortunate in our commu-

(L-R): Carole Dalrymple,
Colleen Nelson and Janis
Wahoski. Missing: Chris
Fisher and Ruth Hutton.
Rotary Photo by Karen Mitchell

Could 2019 be the Year for MREC?

O n Wednesday, De-
cember 12th the
in regards to the project in
2019. The MREC commit-
tee is mandated to meet
numerous times a year as
a not-for-profit group and
project’s other co-chair is
Scott Burgess.
In January 2018, the
committee put forward
an Expression of Interest
ready as ready could be as
far as what they were look-
ing for,” explained Jon
The committee met
with Minister of Municipal
cations to be put forward.
The portal was expected
to open this past fall. How-
ever, to date it has not and
is now anticipated to open

Christmas in planning committee for
Minnedosa Regional
they always have a year-
end meeting to wrap up
to the Provincial Govern-
ment showing how far
Relations, The Honourable
Jeff Wharton, in March and
sometime in January 2019.
If funding is put through

Events Centre (MREC) the current details. along the project had come at that time, they were in- for MREC then the Federal
met to wrap up the last 12 “MREC is still moving at the local level, in hopes formed that there would be Government would match

months and discuss where forward and with the hope of obtaining some govern- money available for recre- the provinces funding in a
Lake they are currently at with
the new arena project and
of starting the complex as
soon as possible,” said Jon
ment funding. At that time,
MREC received a fairly
ational infrastructure, and
that there would be a por-
bi-lateral agreement.
Continued on
what will hopefully come Lewis, MREC co-chair. The high ranking. “We were as tal opening up for appli- Page 2

The Minnedosa Tribune office will close for Christmas holidays at 12 noon on
Friday, December 21st and remain closed until 9 a.m. Monday, January 7th.
There will be no paper published December 28th and January 4th.
Our first edition of the new year will be Friday, January 11th, 2019
2 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Government Funding For MREC Expected in New Year
of Brandon received the ect is sitting in a good finan- have to meet with Crane has been a long journey
project tender and were cial position. The current Construction to finalizing for all involved. In recent
tasked with design plus MREC financial situation and finetune everything, years, over $1 million has
construction. The pro- consists of: Fundraising of obtain all permits, etc. The been invested to the out-
posed building will mea- $980,000, R.M. of Minto- goal would be to have con- door facilities of MREC,
sure 150 feet wide by 278 Odanah - $180,000, R.M. of crete poured in early July including baseball, soccer
feet long and include R30 Oakview - $30,000, Town 2019 with an anticipated and rugby facilities. The
insulation in the walls and of Minnedosa reserve - official opening date for next major development
R50 insulation in the roof. $1,540,000 and a Town of the new arena of fall 2020. at the site is hoped to be
The new arena will feature Minnedosa debenture pre- The committee wants to the construction of the
a single ice surface at a size approved up to $3 million, continue to be transparent new multi-use, year-round
of 200 feet long by 85 feet if needed. The actual de- with all parties involved arena to replace the aging
wide with 28 foot radius benture funding required and the community. “Ev- arena downtown.
around the boards, dress- will be determined once eryone has a right to know At the present time,
ing rooms, full top mezza- the amount of government what we are doing and the MREC committee is
File photo nine for viewing that seats funding committed toward where we are in terms of not actively fundraising
300 people, fully equipped the project is announced. going forward,” explained and will not be doing so
Continued from Page 1 that would work on both kitchen, washrooms, The MREC construc- Jon. “When we know more until they hear something
sides. It has taken that long sound system, offices, stor- tion timeline will depend everyone will know more. more concrete regarding
“This is the most op- for things to line up and age, etc. on approval of govern- We are hopeful to have this government funding sup-
timistic we have been to work. I can’t say things will The total project cost is ment funds. Jon indicated project wrapped up and in port. However, they will
date,” said Jon. “This is the work out but we are ready $6,790,000 plus GST. With that if the committee re- use and have a close to the still continue to accept
first time that the two lev- and optimistic and very tax, the project total will ceives the go ahead with project.” support and donations if
els of Government actually hopeful.” come in at over $7 million. funding from the Province The MREC project be- they come forward.
have a synergetic program Crane Construction At the local level, the proj- and Feds, then they would gan over ten years ago and

Minnedosa Among Top 25 Communities Vying for $25K
SUBMITTED Western Canada. donation from Co-op to nity to get us recognized game card.” handwritten letter, “I saw
As part of the #Fuelup- a local charity, while the by getting behind this fun The contest was in- there was no Oak Bank,

M innedosa will be one
of the communities
included on Co-op’s 2019
mytown contest, anyone
could share hashtags on
Facebook, Twitter and In-
top 25 will be added to the
game card. The grand prize
winner will be announced
contest – and they did.
It’s their involvement that
got Minnedosa a shot at
spired by eight-year-old
Devin Dreger (grandson of
Ron and Terry Swift), who
Manitoba, for Fuel Up to
Win. I was thinking you
could put it in next year.”
Fuel Up to Win Game Card stagram between Novem- before the start of the Fuel $25,000, and a spot on the realized that his home- There were 562 com-
after voting by community ber 1st and 21st to vote for Up to Win promotion in collector card,” said Lorne town was not on the Fuel munities nominated
members through social a town or city. The commu- February 2019. Zacharias, General Man- Up to Win game card last throughout the contest
media made it one of the nity with the most men- “Thank you to every- ager of Heritage Co-op. year. When he told his par- period. In addition to
top 25 communities in tions will receive a $25,000 one for your participa- “The amount of pride ents and an employee at Minnedosa, other Mani-
tion in this opportunity to we have in our community his local Co-op, they sug- toba communities to make
support a local cause in comes as no surprise and gested that he do some- the list this year include
Minnedosa. It’s neat that now all of Western Canada thing about it. Beausejour, Lorette, Oak
it was completely up to will be able to find us on “To the Company of Bank, Oakville and Swan
the people in our commu- this year’s Fuel Up to Win Co-op,” Devin wrote in a River.

Christmas holiday sChedule
reCyCling & garbage ColleCtion
The Minnedosa Tribune
Monday, December 24 North End - Garbage encourages you to SHOP LOCAL
Tuesday December 25 no reCyling
this holiday season!
Wednesday, December 26 no garbage
Thursday, December 27 South East - Garbage
Collection & North End
Friday, December 28 South West - Garbage
Collection & South
End Recycling
Monday, December 31 North End - Garbage
Collection & North End
Tuesday, January 1 no garbage
Wednesday, January 2 South East - Garbage
When you shop local, more of your money is reinvested into your
Regular Garbage Collection
Resumes January 4th
community through local jobs, local schools, local sports, local
projects, your neighbours wages and a whole lot more!
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 3

Pharmacy Remembers Wayne Currah With Memory Bench

O n Monday, Decem-
ber 10th the staff of
Minnedosa Pharmacy
gathered to honour their
former boss and friend,
Wayne Currah. Wayne
passed away in February
2017. Wayne’s wife Ingrid
Photo submitted
and daughter Courtney
were on hand for the dedi- time on committees, this those who walk past or
cation of a bench in mem- is a small way for us to have a seat on the bench
ory of Wayne. acknowledge Wayne and will remember Wayne and
Every year at Christ- what a big part of the com- who he was,” said Magnus-
mas time, the Minnedosa munity he was.” son.
Pharmacy staff pool their For the location of “When you work with
personal funds and do- Wayne’s bench, the phar- someone for so many years
nate to a worthy cause. In macy staff choose the they become your family,
June 2017, they purchased location of the walking so we definitely wanted
their first bench in honour path along the beach road to do something to hon-
of late co-worker, Carol (PR#262) because that our him,” explained long- Photo submitted
Vanderhart. Carol was a was a path Wayne walked time pharmacy employee,
long-time employee of the daily. The designer of both Corinne Lochhead. Back Row (L-R): Corinne Lochhead, Liz Davies,
Pharmacy and her bench benches was Midnight It is clear to see the im- Jim McMunn, Sharon Rudneski, Ellen Bramley,
is located at the Minnedo- Metalworks and The Town pact Wayne had on his staff Jan Magnusson, Jasmine MacDonald, Cheryl
sa Dog Park. of Minnedosa crew offered and on the community as a Marcino. Front row: Marlene Jury, Dorothy
“Wayne has given their assistance to install whole. If you are out walk- Schumacher, Courtney Currah (Wayne’s
back so much to the town each bench. ing on the beach walk- daughter), Ingrid Currah (Wayne’s wife)
of Minnedosa and to the “The bench is for all ing path, be sure to take a and Brenda Shorrock. Missing: Sandra
people,” said pharmacist, walkers who need to sit moment to check out the Former mayor
and local pharmacist, Turchinski, Carol Pengelly, Madison Sylvester,
Jan Magnusson. “Through and rest or just pause for a new bench in memory of
moment. The view is won- Wayne. Wayne Currah. Fiona Cawili and Joan Rapley.
the person that he was,
his time as mayor and his derful and we hope that

A Lot Happening With The Junior Curling Club
SUBMITTED ice. There is one throw for Elie Mailman and in third Pretty and Steven Tomlin- gionals will then advance egories. For the nine and
each category - Hit, Draw, place were Lane Baron, son. to the provincials which 10-year-olds, first place

C url Manitoba Hit,
Draw, Tap club level
playoffs  were held at the
Tap with points awarded
accordingly. The top three
scores in each age category
Hayden Pollon and Ethan
At the 10 to 13-year-
Winners for the Hit,
Draw, Tap Club level event
are eligible to move on to
will be played at the Brier.
Also held at the lo-
cal Curling Club Monday
went to Easton Patter-
son with Elie Mailman in
second and Zachery Baron
Minnedosa Curling Club and all ties advance to the old level, first place was West One Regionals which night was the Minnedosa in third. At the 11 and 12
on Monday, December regionals.  awarded to Sage Toews, will be held on January Home Hardware Junior age category, Grady Burton
17th. The event, which is In the six to eight age Grady Burton and Cassidy 12th in Dauphin.  Junior League HotShots Compe- took first with Will Kane in
a youth skills competition, level category, the winner Dundas. In second place Curling Clubs participat- tition. There were 19 of the second and Seren Chem-
was open to curlers ages was Hagen Toews.  were Trace Baron, Aus- ing in the West One Re- club’s 24  regular league erika in third. For ages 13
six to 13. Ages six to eight For nine and 10-year- tin Goriak and Will Kane. gionals include Dauphin, members participate in to 15, first place went to
throw to rings directly in olds, first place went to Third place winners in- Minnedosa, Swan River, the competition.  Payton Burton, second
front of the hacks while Easton Paterson, second cluded Bailey Brykaliuk, Winnipegosis and Grand- HotShots Medals were to Sage Toews and third
ages nine to 13 throw full place to Zachary Baron and Seren Chemerika, Arianna view.  Winners form Re- presented in three age cat- to Shayla Woychyshyn.   

Catered Lunch Minnedosa Adult
Learning Centre
High School Courses
Monday, January 14th and Computer Classes

12:00 Noon Regular classes start Monday, January 7th, 2019
For Adults who want
NOTICE Meatballs, Perogies, Lazy Man Cabbage Rolls, • a high school diploma
TOWN OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS Vegetable, Coleslaw, Dessert, Tea or Coffee • to upgrade present skills
• high school credits to enter into a College
December 24 Closed at Noon $13.00 or University
December 25 CLOSED - Christmas Day You MUST sign up and pay for the meal What We offer
December 26 CLOSED - Boxing Day • flexible intake - can start anytime
December 27 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. by 3:30 p.m. on January 7th, 2019 • self-paced courses
December 28 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No exceptions! • open during the day and Tuesday evenings
• everyday attendance is not mandatory
December 31 Closed at Noon at the 50+ Centre Computer Classes Start the Week of
January 1 CLOSED - New Year’s Day If you buy a ticket and cannot attend, January 21st, 2019
Regular hours resume try to sell your ticket to someone else - no refunds. 1. Intro level (Applying Info & Com Tech 15F)
JANUARY 2, 2019 2. Advanced computers

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4 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Darryl a.Holyk - PublisHer anD eDitor

Around C
Season’s Greetings From The Mayor
hristmas is a time to reflect on our many blessings,
our families, our friends and our community.
positively for 2019. Working together we can do great

It is a time for fellowship and to give thanks, a time On behalf of myself, Town of Minnedosa Council-
to support those who are dealing with difficulties in lors, our dedicated staff and our families we wish every-
their lives. Whether it be the loss of a loved one, the loss one a safe, joyful Christmas and a prosperous New Year
of lifestyle as they struggle with an illness or a disability filled with good health, happiness and many blessings.
or those who feel alone. A smile, a kind word or a small
By Darryl Holyk token of friendship can make a difference. Pat Skatch,
As the New Year comes in let us reflect on the past Mayor, Town of Minnedosa
Chamber Christmas…. year’s accomplishments and lessons learned. Let us plan
Approximately 20 people including business owners
and staff of member businesses, attended the annual
Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lunch on
Holiday Wishes From The MLA
Thursday, December 13th at the Golf and Curling Club.
As in years past, those in attendance were encouraged to
donate to the holiday tree with funds raised being donat-
ed to the Minnedosa Christmas Cheer Board and Minne-
T he holiday season is a time when families come
together and citizens take a pause from the day to day
hustle and bustle of life to remember all the good things
is rich with people with such commitment.
However, as we celebrate the festive season we need
to take time to consider those who have struggled over
dosa and Area Food Bank. This year’s lunch raised $165 we share as citizens of the Riding Mountain constitu- the past year – whether it was through the loss of a job,
for the two local non-profits. ency in the Province of Manitoba, in the most wonderful the loss of a loved one, wild fires, droughts, floods or tra-
country in the world – Canada. gedies around the world.
The tradition of community involvement is alive and I look forward to continuing to work with my col-
Possible partners... well in our province. Theatre groups, 4-H clubs, seniors’ leagues for a Better Manitoba for you, and for all the cit-
The proposed Four Winds regional waste facitily for organizations, service clubs and sports teams are just a izens of the province.
communities north and northwest of Minnedosa was few of the opportunities rural residents have. These com- On behalf of my family, I wish you all a Merry Christ-
met with a great deal of controversy, as was our own munity organizations are something we can all benefit mas and healthy and prosperous 2019.
Evergreen facility some years ago. Following a fairly ma- from and can be proud of.
jor turnover in elected officials, partners involved in the Volunteers are the heart of our communities and the Greg Nesbitt,
Four Winds project have recently met with the board and strength of our province, and I am very honoured to say MLA, Riding Mountain
staff of Evergreen Environmental Technologies, between the constituency I represent in the Manitoba Legislature
Minnedosa and Neepawa, investigating the possibility of
becoming a partner. While this is only in the very early
discussion stage, this could be a future possibility. Merry Christmas From The MP
Young stars on stage…
Tanner’s Crossing School students were in the
A s your Member of Parliament, I wish everyone in the
Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa Constituency, “Best
Wishes for the Christmas and Holiday Season”!
proud of the men and women of our Canadian Armed
Forces and other law enforcement personnel, who are
instrumental in protecting us from the violence of ter-
spotlight Wednesday night as they presented their an- Christmas is a time for us to reflect on what is truly rible regimes and everyday crimes. Please keep them in
nual Christmas concert before a full house of family and important: our families, our friends and our communi- your prayers, not just during this Christmas season, but
friends. ties. As you celebrate this wonderful time of year, take the throughout the New Year.
opportunity to count your blessings and reflect on Can- On a personal note, this Christmas season is a special
Memory Lights... ada’s good fortune, rejoice in the memories of the year
past, and look forward with hope to the days ahead.
one for me, as I wind down my time as your Member of
Parliament, and effective when the next federal election
This year’s Heritage Memory Lights fundraiser for
The holiday season reminds us to reach out to those is called; set for October 2019. I thank you for your sup-
the Minnedosa District Museum and Heritage Village
who may be less fortunate and who may be living with port and confidence to represent our Constituency’s val-
has once again raised over $1,100.
hardships. It is important that we all make an extra effort ues in the House of Commons. My goal, as your Member
to help our neighbours who may be in special need. of Parliament, has always been to ensure that the govern-
That’s a wrap... As we look back on this year, we can be thankful for
the great prosperity we have as a country, even though the
ment recognizes the values of the towns, rural communi-
ties and farms that make up the riding of Dauphin-Swan
With this edition, Ye Olde Trib wraps up another year
and closes another chapter of recording happenings in global economy remains fragile. Canada can be proud of River-Neepawa. My wife Caroline and I wish you and
our community. Being The Tribune’s 135th year of busi- being a model for other nations and being considered as your family a truly blessed and peaceful Christmas sea-
ness, this sturdy old business continues to celebrate suc- one of the world’s best countries to live in! son, and a healthy, happy 2019!
cesses and battle challenges. Thank you to all who have We can be proud of the key position our nation has
supported us over the past year and we look forward to filled in supporting the development of values of free- Robert Sopuck,
serving you in the new year. Happy Holidays! dom, democracy and the rule of law in other countries MP, Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa
that are facing important challenges. We are extremely

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The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 5

Immediate Roadside Suspensions Proposed
Under The Dome
ers who register a “fail”
on a roadside screening
device, indicating a BAC
sanctions for a driver who
fails a roadside screening
for the first time, rather
Ye O l d
By of .08 or over but causing than spend four hours pro-

no injury or death, police cessing that drunk driver
GREG NESBITT would have the discretion for a criminal charge. With
Riding Mountain MLA to impose a new fine of the new approach, road-
at least $500 as well as a side testing would take as
mandatory ignition inter- little as six minutes so offi-
lock for one year instead cers would be back on our

I mpaired driving contin-
ues to take the lives of
.05 and .08. These drivers
would face a new fine of at
of a criminal charge. These
new sanctions would be
streets much more quickly
to catch more drunk driv-
too many Manitobans, so least $200 for a first offence, comparable to those ap- ers. 1888 – A citizen thought he could draw water from the
our government is adopt- increasing to at least $400 plied after convictions and Impaired driving is well much better than the party that was doing the work
ing much tougher sanc- for a third or subsequent would come on top of the the second-most preva- and was taught a lesson he will not soon forget. As soon
tions against drunk driv- offence. Their vehicles existing pre-conviction lent contributing factor in as he went to the well, it being very slippery, he slipped
ers while keeping more would also be impounded 90-day licence suspension fatal crashes in Manitoba. and fell in. He was pulled out at once by holding on to
police on Manitoba’s roads for three days for a first of- and 30-day vehicle im- In 2017, drunk driving ac- the bucket. He was not injured but received a very cold
to catch them. Under our fence, seven days for a sec- poundment. counted for 32 per cent of dunking.
newly proposed amend- ond offence and 30 days With the new penal- people killed and six per
ments to the Highway for a third or subsequent ties, a driver registering a cent of those injured in
Traffic Act, motorists who offence. Those caught a “warn” would face a cost collisions in our province. 1898 – The pump factory is being removed to Main
drink and drive would lose third or subsequent time of at least $2,600 for a first These numbers are way too Street into the building near the photograph gallery, for-
their driver’s licences, their would be required to drive offence and about $3,200 high. merly occupied by an implement warehouse. Mr. Man-
vehicles and a lot of mon- with an ignition interlock for a third or subsequent With immediate road- ners has secured a steam engine and will put in a three-
ey. for one year. These new offence. The minimum side prohibitions, our gov- roll crusher.
Under our changes, sanctions would come in cost for failing a roadside ernment would hit drunk
immediate roadside pro- addition to existing licence screening would be more drivers where it hurts 1908 – John McMillan advertises a year-end sale offer-
hibitions would be put in suspensions and other than $3,300. while creating a culture of ing 20 to 30 percent off merchandise. On Thursday, be-
place against drivers who sanctions for drivers who The new legislation sober driving and improv- tween 11 and 12, children will receive a free bag of candy.
register a “warn” on an ap- register a “warn” on road- would also be much more ing safety on Manitoba’s
proved screening device, side screening devices ad- helpful to police. An officer streets and highways.
indicating a blood-alcohol ministered by police. would be able to proceed
1918 – Fishing with hook and line cannot be a very
pleasant pastime at this season of the year, yet Minnedo-
content (BAC) of between For first-offence driv- quickly with the tougher
sans are seen trying to catch fish through holes in the ice
near the spillway of the dam and it is said, with some suc-

Be A Santa To A Senior Brightens The Holidays

1928 – Minnedosa curlers go to Winnipeg Friday to try
for the O’Grady Cup.
By Maxine Woodcock eral public are welcome to ning the program again this program will continue
Resource Co-ordinator, come and choose an orna- next year. If you know to bring Christmas to the
MDSS ment, do some shopping of a senior who is alone, hearts of those alone. Fi- 1938 – J.E. Armitage has retired from the CPR after 49
for their secret senior, and please let me know their nancial status is not a de- years of service.

S ervices To Seniors has
once again brought
Christmas Joy to several
then return the gift to the
office in early December.
On Friday, December
name and I will add them
to my list. With your help,
termining factor.
1948 – Dr. H.C. Stevenson has been elected Legion
seniors in Minnedosa. This 14th, the gifts were deliv-
year, there were 26 seniors ered to the seniors. “Each
who received packages. year, this act of kindness
1958 – Fire Chief, Paul Rennenburg, attended the
Town Council meeting and explained that another fire
In mid-October Ser- puts the real meaning in
truck was necessary as the old one is shot. The council
vices to Seniors begins to Christmas. I am met with
will ask for tenders on either a new or good used two ton
collect the names of se- reactions that truly warm
truck. A slush pump will also be considered in the spring.
niors who are likely to be your heart. For those who
alone at Christmas. Their are alone, this program
identity is kept a secret. brings the message that 1968 – Town Council will prepare a bylaw to be more
An ornament is created for they (the seniors) are not restrictive regarding moving buildings into town. Cur-
each name received and alone, that they are re- rently, if a house meets certain requirements and has a
posted in the MDSS of- membered at Christmas.” value of at least $1,300, it can be moved to town.
fice. Members of the gen- I look forward to run-
1978 – Rapid City Chamber of Commerce hosted a
successful Christmas parade Saturday with over 20 en-
tries. Senior citizens handed out bags of candy at the el-
ementary school where films were shown.

1988 – A short in the wiring near a plug-in was the
cause of an early morning fire at the Alfa Mills processing
plant. Damage is estimated at $1,000.

Dr. Derek Papegnies Pictured above is the current board of the 1998 - Council has authorized the extension of water
Minnedosa and District Foundation. and sewer services from 2nd Avenue to 3rd Street S.E. to
OPTOMETRIST Left to Right: Gaylene Johnson, Wilma Jones, Grant the Minnedosa Beach, Campground and Cottage area at
an estimated cost of $600,000.
Spraggs, Cheryl Johnson, Grant Butler, Jean
Garbolinsky, Harvey Wedgewood and Bruce McNabb. 2008 - After 124 years of service, the Minnedosa chap-
129-2nd Avenue S.W., Minnedosa, MB
For more info or to make a donation to the Foundation go to ter of the Independend Order of Odd Fellows is disband-
FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL: ing. The IOOF closes with only six remaining members.
6 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Minnedosa Archery Club Spans Decades
By KAREN MITCHELL process of reorganizing for Adults are encouraged to Strathclair Curling Rink as are plans in the works to we are unsure of future
their 2019 season. Mem- shoot after 7:30 p.m. This one of their fundraisers. relocate the shop. This plans,” said Bramley. “We

F or thirty plus years the
Minnedosa Archery
Club doors have been open
bership sits around 20
youth participants, how-
ever there are still some
helps with over-crowding
in our small facility,” ex-
plained Bramley. “These
The dates for the upcom-
ing Fundraising 3D shoots
have not been decided on
could most-likely result in
the demolition of the Ar-
mouries and archery club
are very appreciative of
the Town of Minnedosa’s
support for our club in the
to area residents. Original- members trickling in. time frames help offer a currently. An outdoor 3D building in the future. “As form of our current facility
ly, the club shared its pres- “Numbers have decreased more positive experience shoot in late May at the for our current location it and hope that we can work
ent facility, on the west side over the years as some for the young shooters.” Squirrel Hill Hiking Trail, is not clear how long this with them as  changes oc-
of the old Armories behind years we have seen 35 The club’s emphasis is located west of Minnedo- facility will exist, therefore cur in the future.”
Cornerstone Grill, with the and up. Registration does on safety and recreational sa, will also take place. “We
Junior Rifle Club. The Ar- vary from year to year as enjoyment, however, if are able to offer members
chery Club was started by
a group of enthusiasts who
were looking for a chance
youth have other activities
that conflict,” said Archery
Club Vice-President, Bry-
there is an archer that is
looking to become a more
serious competitor, Wayne
equipment rentals. That
way anyone can try be-
fore they buy.  As well this
Woodman the Butler
to practice their skills and
meet with a group that
shared a common interest
an Bramley.
Bramley, along with
Wayne Baker, club Presi-
would certainly be happy
to provide this opportuni-
ty. “Wayne has competed
practice allows everyone
a chance to experience
archery. We can also offer
Ready to Help
in the sport of archery. This
brought together shoot-
dent, and other volunteers
can be found every Tues-
at various high-ranking
Archery Competitions in
minor equipment repairs
and adjustments on club at Christmas Dinner
ers that were interested in day evening running ses- the past and is an excel- nights and some coach-
not only hunting, but also sions. “We run two groups lent instructor for anyone ing to help them along the
those interested in target of youth archers each that wants to learn about way, if they so require,” ex-
competition. night. We are open to all the sport, he is so truly en- plained Bramley.
The club’s current fall ages of youth and partici- thusiastic about,” stated The club’s location
session began on Decem- pants are asked to select a Bramley. adjoining the current Roll-
ber 4th and will run every time that works for them. Every year, the club ing River School Division
Tuesday until the middle Sessions are 6:00 to 6:45 hosts an indoor event in maintenance shop has an
of April. The club is in the p.m. or 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. mid to late March at the uncertain future as there

Squirrel Hills Committee Welcomes New
Volunteers and Plans For a Bright Future
By KAREN MITCHELL the cross-country ski trails, and is eager and hopeful the Recreation Commis-
located on PR#355 west of for the future of the com- sion Sports Dinners Grant

O n Wednesday, De-
cember 5th the Squir-
rel Hills Committee held a
Minnedosa, to a multi-use
trails area. The Commit-
tee had put a call out to
mittee as a whole. In total,
14 people showed up and
of those, six people showed
for $2,000. Since then, the
committee has applied for
the Town of Minnedosa
public meeting to discuss all interested community interest in being on the grant, and they have re- Photo submitted
the possible expansion of members to come out and board. In attendance was ceived a personal donation
see what the proposal and a great representation of of $200. By KAREN MITCHELL
committee was all about. many local groups such 2019 looks to be a busy
Economic Develop-
ment Officer, Chantelle
as; cross country skiing,
snow shoeing; hikers and
year for the committee as
they will be applying for W oodman the Butler landed in Minnedosa in 2005
when he took part in a church banquet held at the
Community Hall. A bit pretentious, perhaps a bit saucy
Parrot, of the Minnedosa cyclers. grants, working out chal-
and Area Community De- Prior to the meeting lenges, fundraising, map- and with a questionable hair style, he also proves to be
velopment Corporation, the committee had re- ping out the multi-use quite helpful to!  He loves making acquaintances and re-
was quite impressed with ceived word that they were trails, working through newing them, which assists him when he gets to host dif-
myCommunity the turn out at the meeting one of the recipients of potential safety issues and ferent events in Minnedosa and area.
On Christmas Day he will definitely be seen at the
Neighbours Indeed working on signage.
The committee will Christmas Dinner where he will be wearing many dif-
Be a Neighbour...
And announce meet again in January. ferent hats. Whether it be a driver to help some people
these special events Anyone still interested in arrive in the Handivan, welcoming guests to the event,
to your community learning more or becom- hanging up coats, bring you tea/coffee or crumpets, or
●Birth of Child ing part of the committee just overall making people feel at home.
●Wedding is welcome to attend an It is said that Woodman the Butler is hard to take a
●Wedding Anniversaries upcoming meeting. picture of because he never stands still, however we did
25th, 40th, 50th, 60th manage to wrangle one up!    He works for smiles, but
●New home residency would also like to add that he likes lemon pie too (wink,
You may qualify for a wink)!
personalized keepsake
gift offer compliments
of local business and

professional sponsors
Minnedosa Pharmacy
Glenndosa Glass 1990 Ltd.
Minnedosa insurance Services
Kim’sQuality Foods
Integra Tire

Have you tried it?
Heritage Co-op
Minnedosa Tribune
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Province Announces Expansion for Dialysis Services
SUBMITTED The province is in- members receive training benefits for patients who director, Manitoba Renal with kidney failure receiv-
vesting more than and supports to perform are able to receive di- Program.  “It’s a way for ing life-saving dialysis

D ialysis services are
being expanded in
Brandon, launching new
$500,000 annually to sup-
port the expansion, which
will make home dialysis
the treatment at home,
rather than in the hospital.
“Together with our
alysis at home including
more independence, less
travel, fewer hospital-
people to live with kidney
failure, stay out of a hos-
pital, and remain within
treatment in Manitoba,
including 385 patients on
home dialysis.  An addi-
options for Westman resi- training and ongoing sup- health partners, we con- izations, less exposure to their communities and at tional 5,495 people in
dents living with kidney port more accessible for tinue to enhance dialysis infection and fewer diet- home with their families.” Manitoba are being treat-
failure, Health, Seniors patients in the region. services within the health ary restrictions,” says Dr. There are currently ed for stages one to five
and Active Living Min- The home peritoneal region,” said Penny Gil- Mauro Verrelli, medical more than 1,700 people chronic kidney disease.
ister Cameron Friesen dialysis program, which son, chief executive officer,
announced on Monday. launched this fall, will in- Prairie Mountain Health. 

Basswood News
“Providing more op- itially accommodate up to “The Brandon Regional
tions for dialysis closer 12 patients.  Peritoneal di- Health Centre has been
to home will allow Bran- alysis cycles a solution into offering hemodialysis ser-
don and Westman-area and out of the stomach vice for more than 30 years. 
residents to manage their through a tube to collect We are now very pleased By ZElDa FIrBy formerly of the Basswood Merry Christmas and
own care without having and get rid of waste and to be in a position to offer area and now of Shoal best wishes for 2019 to for-
to travel or temporarily
relocate to Winnipeg for
home training and sup-
fluid.  It can be done with a
machine at night or manu-
ally several times a day.
all three renal therapies
through the Brandon unit.”
The site in Brandon is
O n Saturday, Decem-
ber 8th family and
friends gathered at the
Lake, on the sudden pass-
ing of his wife, Susan.
On Sunday evening,
mer residents near and far
and especially those in the
Minnedosa Care Home:
port,” said Friesen.  “Re- The home hemodi- the only one in the prov- Basswood Hall to help the United Church was Bea Brown, Genevieve
ceiving services closer to alysis program, which will ince operating seven days Marion McNabb celebrate filled with folks from near Levich, Fred Brown and
home is a cornerstone launch in 2019, will in- a week to treat a growing a “Milestone Birthday” and far who enjoyed the Marion Ogibowski in the
of our government’s ap- itially accommodate up to number of patients with Congratulations Marion Church’s Christmas carol Erickson Care Home. Sea-
proach to improving Mani- six patients.  Hemodialy- kidney failure.  It is also the and may you have many concert. For those of you son’s Greetings to Darryl
toba’s health system and sis uses a machine to re- only site outside Winnipeg more. who get the access TV and staff at The Tribune.
this significant measure move blood from the body, with nephrologists (kid- Sympathy is extend- channel, be sure to watch
will benefit patients in the clean it and return it to the ney specialists) on staff. ed to Robert Richardson, it!
region in a variety of ways.” body.  Patients and family “There are many

8 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Newdale News Grabbin’ Groceries
by Raven’s Glen Wi “Meals for Seniors” mas Goodies” was enjoyed
(HHMS) held its annu- by everyone present.

M any Newdale par-
ents, grandparents
and friends attended the
al Christmas Dinner on
Wednesday, December
19th when a large crowd of
Have you taken a drive
down Sandy Lake’s Main
Street to enjoy all the huge
School Band Concert held seniors, friends and fam- Christmas wreaths on
last week. There is so much ily gathered to enjoy the most every building along
budding talent coming up bountiful repast. Lynne the way, definitely gets you
that it’s a pleasure to hear Tolton, HHMS Board Chair in the Christmas spirit!
their accomplishments. welcomed everyone and Newdale Raven’s Glen
Well done musicians! thanked them for their WI sincerely appreciates
Also held last week- participation. This was the our continuing readership
end was the Strathclair first Christmas for the new and to all that contribute
School Christmas Concert Meals Co-ordinator, Lori items to our column dur-
performed at the Bend Larsen. The HH Board ing the year. To the Edi-
Theatre, again the facil- members all pitch in to tor and staff we offer our
ity was packed with fam- make this annual event greetings of the season!
ily and friends to enjoy the a great success. Several We wish all our faithful
students weeks of rehears- lucky door prize winners readers a beautiful Christ-
als. It wouldn’t be concert take home that little extra! mas season, celebrated
night without the appear- Several from town with family and friends
ance of Santa Claus bring- attended the Christmas and our best wishes for a
ing treats for all the “good” Sing-a-Long at Sandy Lake blessed New Year!
little boys and girls! Drop-In Centre on Sunday, Photo submitted
Best wishes to Judy December 16th, hosted by
Pedersen who is spending Gary and Doreen Staple- If your label reads
(L-R): Grocery Grab winner Barb Nieradka, Alexis Harvey (Rotary),
time at her mothers fol- ton. A good crowd enjoyed 18/12/31 Colleen McNabb (Rotary), and Lorne Zacharias
lowing foot surgery, we all many old familiar Christ- It’s time to renew (General Manager, Heritage Co-op).
wish you a quick recovery mas carols along with your subscription!
Judy. some more recent tunes.
Harrison House Coffee break with “Christ- 204-867-3816 submitted Posing for a picture, Barb Grocery Grab tickets were
amusingly remarked that sold.

E arly on the morning of
Saturday, December
she had never received so
much attention when she
15th, the Heritage Co-op
Food Market in Minnedo-
went grocery shopping!
Second prize winner Bridge Club
sa was a bubbly scene as was the Minnedosa and
Rotary Club members and Area Food Bank, recipient
Co-op staff cheered on of two $50.00 Co-op gift
Barb Nieradka, the lucky cards. Heritage Co-op do- December 13th
ticket winner of Rotary’s nated one of the two cards.
fifth annual Grocery Grab Third prize winner of a  1st - Wilf Taylor /
two-minute shopping $50.00 Co-op gift card was Mel Harvey
spree. Jennifer MacGregor.  2nd - Albert Parsons /
While Lorne Zacha- While Barb enjoyed John Cullen
rias, General Manager of her shopping spree, funds  3rd - Esther Robertson /
the Heritage Co-op Food raised from Grocery Grab Linda Boys
Market, presented a ham- ticket sales are returned  4th - Boyd Grant /
per of food items to Barb, to the Minnedosa area in Evelyn Neufeld
first prize winner, Rotary support of numerous com-  5th - Lois Campbell /
picked up the Grocery munity projects and activi- Wilma Jones 
Grab tab tallying $529.41. ties. This year, over 1,000

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Christmas Spirit Rings in Sandy Lake

Photos by Karen Mitchell

Rylie and Hayden Davies visit with Santa during the Christmas
celebrations recently held in Sandy Lake.


T hursday, December 13th saw the first Sunrise Credit Union Christmas Celebration
held in Sandy Lake. The weather cooperated and with that brought several com-
munity members out for the special evening filled with sleigh rides, bonfire, hotdogs,
smores, coloring contest and pictures with Santa.
Proceeds from the evening were presented to the Christmas Cheer Board and all
proceeds from the Santa photos were donated to the Sandy Lake Playground Commit-
tee. The winner of the colouring contest and recipient of a stocking was Mila Bone.
“The community is the backbone of our business, without them we would not be
able to have events like this,” stated Conner Ross, Branch Manager, for Sandy Lake Sun-
rise Credit Union.


You are invited to the 9th Annual
Minnedosa & District Christmas Dinner

“Because no one should
be alone at Christmas”
December 25th at Noon
Minnedosa Community
Conference Centre
Join us for a great meal, good fun,
songs and fellowship.
*Meals will also be available to be
picked up

Please phone 204-867-3425 if you can
join us for dinner, if you would like to
arrange a ride or if you would like to
help as a volunteer for the event!
Donations gratefully accepted at the
MCU towards “Community Christmas
Dinner account “
10 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Moments in Riding Mountain: I Want to Ride my Bicycle
By KEN KINGDON bikes by the time I was six. weak and unlucky. dren… cycle shoes that lock onto that I could chat with a co-
I may have mentioned Since the bike was so It wasn’t long, though, the pedals. I told myself worker. As airplane pilots

W ith winter well under
way and the Christ-
mas season in top gear, it
this in an article or two in
the past, but I come from
a large family where hand-
tall, I had to start it off on
a bit of a lean just so that I
could get my leg over the
before I mastered these
big bikes. In fact, soon
my brothers and I started
that it was all about in-
creasing my cycling ef-
ficiency, while a smaller
know, you have to have a
certain amount of forward
motion to prevent yourself
may seem odd to be read- me-downs were a natural bar. I had to throw myself looking for added thrills. voice in the back of head from stalling.
ing about bicycles. I feel part of growing up. Addi- and the bike upright to One of my fondest kept telling me that I I relearned that lesson
justified, however, given tionally, we didn’t have get it vertical, while push- memories comes from would also look cool. Stu- the hard way, as I failed to
that a number of kids, and a whole lot of spending ing the pedal down to get that sweet spot in a child’s pid voice. negotiate my snail-paced
a few adults, are on course money in the early 1970s, some forward momen- life where fearlessness I should have realised turn while my feet re-
to receive a bicycle from so we made do with worn- tum. This required both and prudence are nicely that this was going to be a mained firmly glued to the
good old Santy. out bikes purchased at coordination and strength, balanced, generally oc- bad idea from the start. Be- pedals, and I simply fell
The real reason it’s auction sales, or gifts of something that I am not curring at age 10. It was fore I paid for my bicycle, I over onto my side in full
on the top of my mind, used bikes from neigh- well known for, even to this during this time, in early went for a quick test drive. view of my co-worker.
though, is that bike riding bours or family. day. spring, we learned that if Ahead lay a curb, over Interestingly, I have re-
is still underway here in At the same time, At least half the time I we rode our bikes into the which I imagined myself mained largely unscathed
tropical southern Ontario. there just didn’t seem to be would fail to push off of the snow-filled ditches at just leaping with ease. What from these incidents. Per-
To be honest, it’s not quite small sized bikes around box with enough force to the right speed, our front could possibly go wrong? haps it’s a result of the
tropical any more, with like there are today. Thus, get launched, and I would tires would become lodged Well let’s just say that slow speed at which they
lows of -5C, but the roads the fates forced us to learn wobble about until simply in the snowbank, the for- my timing was off, my happen. Or, it may be that
are snow free which makes to ride on bikes that were falling over on my side. To ward momentum would front wheel hit the face of my hidden super power is
bicycling a commuting op- literally two sizes too big. increase the likelihood of stand the bike on end, and the curb, I couldn’t get my that I possess super strong
tion. Which also meant that success, and to increase we would do an ultra-slow damn feet off the pedals, wrist bones. I know, how-
Bicycling is also top of a box, old paint can, or the forward momentum, I flip into the snow, landing and I proceeded to do a ever, that I am literally an
mind because I keep fall- stone was a standard piece would start at the top of a on our backs, our bicycles lovely roll over the handle accident waiting to hap-
ing over. I’ve had more of bicycling equipment. slope where possible. This, toppling into the snow- bars, just like my youthful pen.
random bike wipe outs in To start cycling, I’d stand of course, simply meant bank by our sides. snowbank adventures. So, whether there is a
the last year than I have on said object, lifting my that I crashed at higher Caution soon trumped Except there wasn’t brand new bike under the
had in most of my 50 years leg over the bike’s cross- speeds. creativity, and there came any snow. I was lucky on tree or not, I hope you all
of biking experience. bar, and prepare myself for Needless to say, my a spring when I was just two fronts – I landed on have a Merry Christmas.
That’s right, I have 50 launch. bicycling experience start- too nervous to do it. This some lovely grass with my Just a word of caution,
years of cycling history. In an example of su- ed with skinned knees, event marked my gradua- bike unscratched, and no though - always wear your
Which seems absurd. I preme positive thinking, I bruised shins, and occa- tion to more sensible bike one saw me wipe out. helmet.
did the math though, and could see myself majestic- sional contact between the riding, and for 40 odd years Alas, this was just the
while the first three years ally sailing down the road, crossbar and the more ten- I remained amazingly ac- beginning. I have since Ken Kingdon lives and
of my cycling experience wind in my hair, the open der parts of my reproduct- cident free. found several other cre- works in Leamington On-
were relegated to the mi- road calling to me. In re- ive anatomy. I personally Until lately that is. In ative ways to crash. My tario, but still calls home
nor leagues of tricycles, I ality, cycling was a mech- find it a miracle that I was a fit of folly and hubris, I favourite involved mak- the Riding Mountain re-
graduated to two-wheeled anism to winnow out the able to produce three chil- bought myself a pair of bi- ing a very slow U-turn so gion home.

Baking Tips for Your Holiday Goodies
sible while mixing and cutter (or called a bench you a bit of a ‘safety net’. It’s Baking powder on
Cooking rolling to prevent melting
the butter and shorten-
scraper). Once the dough
is formed into a flat disk,
also important to note that
the alcohol will evaporate
the other hand is a com-
plete leavener, as it only
With ing pieces prematurely.
The best way of doing
wrap and place it in the re-
frigerator until thoroughly
during the baking process
so there’s no need to worry
requires liquid for it to re-
act in the same manner.
CHEF DEZ this is to first focus on your
ingredients. Make sure you
chilled. Remove and pro-
ceed with rolling, ideally on
about anyone getting tipsy
while eating your pies.
The reason for this is that it
contains a mixture of bak-
are using ice water (water a chilled marble surface. Cookies and quick ing soda and the balanced
from the fridge) instead One of the main things breads are also very popu- amount of acid, along
of cold water, and frozen to remember when mak- lar, and they both rely on with starch to help pre-

N othing compares to
the aroma of baked
Christmas goodies when
the year, and some baking
tips may be helpful to you.
Flaky pie dough is a
butter grated into the flour
mixture is ideal. The frozen
butter particles then are
ing pastry is to not over-
work it. Overworking flour
with liquid will create
baking soda and/or bak-
ing powder to rise. Baking
soda and baking powder
vent lumping. This is why
you will see some recipes
that call for baking pow-
coming in from the cold pastry that has a mixture already the required size more gluten and thus a are considered chemical der and others with bak-
winter weather. Our olfac- of shortening and/or but- from the grater and will not tougher more structured leaveners. Baking soda ing powder and/or baking
tory sensations (our sense ter that is “cut in” so that suffer from the warm fric- dough – save that process is  sodium bicarbonate- soda. A good comparison
of smell) contribute up there are small chunks still tion of too much mixing for bread doughs. Chilled and it requires liquid and of this would be a pan-
to eighty percent to our left in the finished prod- or “cutting” in. Secondly, vodka from the freezer is an acid to make a gas- cake recipe compared to a
sense of taste, and thus is uct. This aids in creating try not to touch the dough a good substitute for the eous reaction. It is usu- buttermilk pancake recipe.
a very important part of steam pockets within the with your hands too much, chilled water in your pas- ally added to recipes that Whatever desserts
our ability to recognize crust, which helps with as the warmth from them try recipe because vodka have a naturally occur- you choose to celebrate
and enjoy flavour. The the leavening process and will melt the butter. It is is 40% alcohol and alco- ring acid in the ingredi- with, I wish you all the
art of holiday baking is a thus creating the flaky best to form the dough by hol doesn’t create gluten ents, such as buttermilk, best of health and happi-
regular activity in many texture. It is best to keep folding it over consistently formation in flour from yogurt, sour cream, hon- ness this holiday season.
households this time of pie pastry as cold as pos- with a chilled metal dough overmixing – so it will give ey, molasses, and fruits.

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It just makes sense to advertise with your local newspaper!
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The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 11

Ridding Smells From Musty Old Trunks
or a tea towel on the area, washer and dryer, as well (or vinegar) through the heat detectors can be used
and press with a warm as, my dishwasher.  All are cycle. To freshen up your in areas where there is dust
Solutions and clothing iron. Be careful old but working well, but washing machine, add one or cooking appliances,
Substitutions not to burn the wood. Re-
move towel and observe
I would like to freshen the
inside of them. Melva
cup of white vinegar to
each load for the next few
they work great in kitchens,
utility rooms and garages.
By the stain, if it remains you   weeks. To freshen up the These are areas where a
REENA NERBAS will need to strip and re-
finish the wood.
Dear Melva,
Without knowing
dryer, wipe it well with dish
soap and water. Another
smoke detector would be
giving off nuisance alarms.
what the trunk is made important  step  in clean- Since heat detectors are
Dear Reena, of, it is difficult to recom- ing your dryer is to remove not interlinked, they can
Dear Reena, (bottom part).  The liquid I have an old trunk mend a cleaning action. any lint build-up from the pinpoint the location of a
I have laminate floor- left a white stain behind in my basement storing If the trunk is wood, clean lint trap after every use. fire.
ing in my living room and and I have no idea how to blankets etc.  It is off the it with Murphy’s Oil Soap Although the lint build-up Keep your car doors
leather furniture. Every remove it. What can you floor and we have never and water. If it is plastic, may not be excessive, this from freezing shut; spray
time we sit down they slide suggest Reena? Vince had dampness in the base- clean it with dish soap and excellent habit will keep the rubber seals of your
a bit. How can I keep them ment. This is the first time water. If the trunk is fab- you from ever allowing the doors with cooking spray.
from sliding? Randy Dear Vince, that I have noticed a musty ric on the interior, clean it lint to build up to a dan- Make slippery steps
It sounds as though the smell when opened, not with shaving cream. If the gerous point. In fact, lint is easier to walk on by sprin-
Dear Randy, alcohol in the vodka may mildewed but musty.  I trunk is lined with paper often collected by camp- kling non-clumping kitty
Purchase rubber grip- have stripped the finish of have removed everything, or cardboard, dampen a er’s to use as a starter for litter onto iced areas.
per pads, they stop furni- your beautiful buffet. Be- and the inside looks fine. cloth with vinegar and a campfires. Next clean the Keep your attic well
ture from sliding. They are fore refinishing the piece, What can I do to get rid of few drops of essential oil lint trap with an old tooth- ventilated. The colder the
easy to use,  just peel and let’s try this handy solu- the smell, so that I can con- such as; lavender or or- brush dish soap and water. attic, the less melting and
stick. tion. Smear the area with tinue to use this large spe- ange. Wipe and dry. Leave Whoa, I’m out of breath! refreezing on the roof.
either non-bleach, non-gel cial trunk which is now 50 the lid of the trunk open
Dear Reena, toothpaste or mayonnaise. years old? until it has aired out and Fabulous Winter Tips Note: Every user as-
I spilt vodka, water Leave for one hour and   Also, please guide me is completely dry. Store of the Week: sumes all risks of injury
and lime juice on an an- wipe. If the stain remains, with some suggestions a container of cat litter in or damage resulting from
tique oak buffet/hutch lay a piece of brown paper as to how I can clean my the trunk to absorb excess Many people have the implementation of
moisture. smoke and carbon mon- any suggestions in this
oxide detectors installed column. Test all products

Sandy Lake News
To freshen up your throughout their homes. on an inconspicuous area
dishwasher, run a pack- But do you have a heat de- first.
age of Tang orange crystals tector in your home? Since

By Diane Bachewich noon caroling at the per- the Personal Care Home.
sonal care home. All en- We would like to wel-

R onald and Lucy Men-
dro spent a few days at
Flin Flon this past week.
joyed the singing plus the
delicious pereski served
that afternoon.
come Ranie and Marie
Ashe who have taken over
the Frontier Restaurant.
Nice to see Elsie Visiting with Tim and The Ashe’s hail from Ester-
Kristalovich home from Dorothy Maluk was Gord hazy, SK.
the Minnedosa Hospital. Johnson of Nakusp, BC, Helen Derhak was
There was a great turn who was here for a few happy to hear that her
out for the Sunrise Credit days. grandson Brad and Teagan
Union Christmas celebra- Visiting with Olive Derhak and great grand-
tion on Thursday evening, Prokopchuk were Jack and sons Beckham and Zaid-
with sleigh rides, hot choc- Gaylene Zirprick of Roblin, en of Winnipeg are back
olate and hot dogs over a MB. Recently, while Olive home from an enjoyable
bon fire. Also, Santa was was watching the birds holiday in Palm Springs,
present and you could through the window, she CA.
have had your picture tak- spotted a red breast robin. We would like to wish
en with him. Even the robin is confused the newspaper staff and all
The Legion Ladies with our weather pattern! the readers a very Merry
Auxiliary were accompa- The Knights of Colum- Christmas and a happy
nied by Doreen and Gary bus entertained with car- and prosperous New Year! 18123gm1
Stapleton on Friday after- ols on Sunday afternoon at

but one thing remains the same:
truth in advertising matters.

Truthful, Fair, and Accurate.
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in The Minnedosa Tribune Ltd. or from any error or omission in for 25 years! Olivia Katherine Smith,
Morning Julotta Service and benefits & pension
any advertisement which is published. born to Val Smith on package Potluck Breakfast, January 6th
December 4th at 7:46 a.m. • Service & Repair
Potluck Supper and Evening
RATES 1-800-758-6924 7lb 9oz, 20 1/8” long.
A come and go baby shower
of Song and Worship. Merry
equipment, etc.
• Semi-truck and liquid
SALES – FINANCING Christmas Everyone! X bulk tankers / trailers
$9.00 for first 40 words, additional words .10 each. will be held on Saturday, • Read, Write & Complete
– LEASING of Trucks, Truck-
Repeat ads - Half Price. January 5th from 2-4 p.m. work orders
beds, Trailers, full repair, safe- Live music at the • Must Comply with Safety
ties and Autopac trailer repair. at the Basswood Hall. Minnedosa Legion this Fri-
Classified Display - $9.00/col. inch each insert. (Incl. logo, box & Policies
Kaldeck Truck and Trailer x day, December 21st at 7:30 • Strong skill set required
bolding, and centering).
• Multitasking & working
Inc., Hwy #1 MacGregor, MB. p.m. featuring “Smith & Wes-
Happy Snaps: (Birthday, Engagement, Wedding, Birth, & MISCELLANEOUS son”. If you like local talent
well with team a must
1-888-685-3127 www.kal-
Graduation) - $16.00 for the first 20 words and the picture. SERVICES P: 204-571-3230 and Bluegrass Music at its
F: 204-571-3232
Obituaries: - $6.50 per col. inch. finest then come on down E:
Bedroom Slippers, stove Terry’s Home Enrich- and enjoy the music of Ste-
Reach the entire province (50 weekly newspapers) $189.00 ment Maintenance. T.H.E.M. 2001-49th Street E.
Westman and Eastman: $119.00 handle towels and dish cloths, ven Smith and the rest of his Brandon, MB
hot pad sets and crocheted cell 204-868-8088 (them@ band. X
All Ads plus 5% G.S.T. stars with beads. Phone 204- MINOR REPAIRS MEDICAL TRANSCRIP-
and  MAINTENANCE in your Sandy Lake Shevchenko TION! In-demand career! Em-
585-5248. Sandy Lake nursing
Deadlines home. x home! Fix-it jobs…  Now Dance Ensemble presents ployers have work-at-home
booking  snow clearing for Ukrainian New Year’s Eve positions available. Get on-
Classified advertisements must be submitted no later
driveways and sidewalks. Malanka with By Request on line training you need from an
than noon Tuesday for insertion in the following Friday’s
edition. All classified advertisements must be prepaid BEFORE
LAND FOR SALE Flexible  arrangements to Saturday, January 12th, 2019 employer-trusted program.
suit the need! Affordable at the Sandy Lake Community Visit: or
W1/2 33-14-18 W1 HALF service for folks with mobil- Hall. Doors open:   7:30 p.m., 1-855-768-3362 to start train-
The Minnedosa Tribune is not responsible for SECTION OF FARMLAND ity issues to manage ice and Dancers at 8:00 p.m., Hot ing for your work-at-home ca-
typographical errors published AFTER the first insertion, nor WITH 250 CULTIVATED slip hazards. Hourly rate with lunch at 10:00 p.m.  Call Tanya reer today!
does it assume responsibility for errors published as a result of ACRES IN THE MUNICIPAL- running total, (if regular up- at 204-849-2171 or Shauna at
an advertisement placed, changed, or cancelled, by telephone.
To ensure your advertisement appears correctly please submit
ITY OF MINTO-ODANAH. keep all winter.) Flat rate for 204-867-3843.   Advance tick- NOTICE
OFFERS CAN BE MAILED TO 1-time event such as storms. ets only. $25 (16 and over),
it in person, by fax, mail, or email. WESTHOPE FARM LTD, PO Also;    painting (Interior and $10 (6-15), free (5 and under)
Exterior)  Interior paint is very (41-2) x The Minnedosa Tribune
near odorless now so book will be closed for holidays
FOR SALE IES, PLEASE CONTACT DALE that interior work. x  St. Mark’s Anglican from 12 noon on December
21st until 9 a.m. on January
AT (204)867-0277. (41-2) x Church Christmas Service.

2:00 p.m. Refreshments fol-
7th. Our annual Christmas
Edition will come out on De-
SEEN BY 415,000 READERS THING. Automotive, farm, WEDDING SOCIAL lowing the service. x cember 21st. There will not be
EACH WEEK! The Province construction, ATV, mar- Annual Minnedosa and a Tribune published Decem-
Wide Classifieds blanket ine, motorcycle, golf carts, District Christmas Dinner UCT Bingo will be closed until ber 28th or January 4th. Our
Manitoba with your ad / in- phones, tools, radios, com- New Year’s Eve wedding February 5th, 2019. x
at Noon on Christmas Day first edition of the new year
formation. Book your Busi- puters etc. Reconditioned, social in honour of Kaitlyn Or-
at MCCC. Bring your family, will be January 11th. We thank
ness, Event, Promote your obsolete and hard-to-find mond and Matthew Mosquin! THINK our correspondents, read-
bring your friends! All ages
organization, Sell something, batteries. SOLAR equipment. 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. - Decem- ADVERTISING
welcome. Free Christmas ers, subscribers, advertisers
Thank someone, Hire Em- The Battery Man. Winnipeg. ber 31, 2018 at MCCC. Featur-
Dinner! Call Susan at 204- IS EXPENSIVE? and customers for their sup-
ployees. We can help you 1.877.775.8271 www.battery- ing D&D Music Factory. Texas
867-3425 if you would like port over the past year. Happy
with that. Call this newspaper mickey draw, 50/50 and prize
to attend or if you would like A simple Classified Holidays!
directly, or contact MCNA at raffle. Grand prizes: 60” Smart
TV, weekend stay at Elkhorn
to help as a volunteer for the ad starts at
(204) 947 - 1691 or email clas- event! Help make smiles on for more Resort and Jets tickets/appar- ONLY $9.00
Christmas Day! Donations
details. el! Tickets $10.00. Can pick up TRY ONE TODAY!
for the event may be left at
at Cornerstone Grill and   In-
the Minnedosa Credit Union. 204-867-3816
spire Studio! Please drink re-
(38-3) x
sponsibly. x
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 13

Minnedosa & District VERN ERICKSON
Services to Seniors and
Minnedosa Handivan. Office SimS Law Corporation November 29th, 1929 – November 27th, 2018

will be closed December 24th Carrying on buSineSS aS SimS & Company Law offiCe
It is with deep sadness that the family of Vern Erickson
- January 3rd Messages will be announce his passing. Peacefully our dad went to be with the Lord.
checked regularly. 204-867- LegaL aSSiStant for tHe minneDoSa offiCe Vern was born in Goodwater, Saskatchewan. As a young
5190. Lifeline service 1-800- boy he moved to Clanwilliam with his family. He married Marion
387-1215. (40-2) x who has the following qualifications:
Ross on the 16th of April, 1952.
• Familiar with Manitoba Land Titles documents, Dad graduated from Bethel Bible Institute in the 1950’s
HEALTH Conveyancing, Wills and Probate practice. and pastored at various churches in Manitoba and Ontario. In the
• Good computer skills including experience with real estate 1960’s the family relocated to Winnipeg and dad went to college
Trouble documentation and preparation software. eventually working in social work and probation. From there he
• Able to work under deadlines with accuracy and attention to transferred to Minnedosa in 1977 and continued to work probation
Walking? until retiring. He moved back to the family farm in Clanwilliam in
Hip or Knee
detail, with minimal supervision. 1987 where he pursued his passion for gardening. He then returned to
Replacement? • Excellent at written and verbal communication and client Minnedosa in 2013.
Restrictions in daily
service skills. Vern was predeceased by his parents Bertha and Richard, wife Marion, son
• Team player. Dan, daughter Gwen, brothers Arthur, Eldon and Gerald.
He is survived by daughter Linda (Rod) Cook, sons Ross Erickson and Robert Erickson.
$2,500 • Understand and maintain client confidentiality. A private service was held on December 1st with interment in the Minnedosa Cemetery.
Tax Credit • Salary to be determined based on experience.

Band Students Visit PCH
$40,000 • Be willing to start as soon as possible.
refund cheque/
rebates Please forward your resume in confidence to:
Disability Tax Sims & Company
Credit. p.o. box 460
204-453-5372 minnedosa, mb r0J 1e0
MEDICAL CONDITION? attention: norman H. Sims, Q.C.
Receive up to $50,000 from or or drop off at 76 main Street,
the Canadian Government?
minnedosa, mb
For Your Free No Obliga-
tion Information Package. Deadline for resumes is January 2nd, 2019.
1-800-211-3550 or Send a
Text Message with our Name
and Mailing Address to 204- IN MEMORIAM
808-0035 for your Free bene-
fits package. BORIS KRISTALOVICH In Loving Memory of
April 14th, 1917— ERNEST C. DELMAGE
CARD OF THANKS December 25th, 1991 September 1917 –
January 2009
All is well. and
The Minnedosa Legion Nothing is hurt; EMMA RUTH DELMAGE
Branch #138 Executive would nothing is lost. September 1923 –
like to send out a big thank- One brief moment and all will December 2017
you to the follow businesses be as it was before.
who donated items for our How we shall laugh at the Their joy in life were
2018 Legion Seniors Christ- trouble of parting when we things well done
mas Party: Bargain Store, meet again from early morn
Blazers, IDA Pharmacy, RD’s - Henry Scott-Holland till setting sun.
on Main, Sun Sun Restaurant, Photo by Karen Mitchell
We loved them so,
enJoy, Home Hardware, MNP, Forever remembered by your but God loved them best, On the morning of Wednesday, December 10th, Minnedosa School band
Rosie’s Country Cafe Bakery, family. So he took them home with teacher, Claire Powell brought ten students from Grade 11 and 12
Sharon’s Town & Country In- x him to rest. to entertain residents of the Minnedosa Personal Care Home
surance Agency and Heritage
Co-op. x with some festive Christmas music.
Keith, Janis, Pamela, Valerie
DEATH NOTICE and families.
On behalf of all the peo- x
ple that contributed so much
and fought so hard against the
proposed dump site on NW September 8th, 1919 – A GOT
4-17-20 and all the support
from the people in the sur-
December 13th, 2018
Violet passed away at D YOUR
rounding area, A BIG THANK the Minnedosa Personal Care
Home on December 13th. V ATTENTION?

YOU. Also a special thanks
Violet is survived by her
to the newly elected reeve
daughter Edith Gregorash Book this
and council that stood their
ground to make sure the Little and daughter in-law Carol R space for
Saskatchewan water system
was protected. We couldn’t
Violet is predeceased by T your next ad
Prairie Mountain Ph: 204-867-4657

have done it without you. her parents John and Mar-
garet Phillips, husband Rus-
I Call
Independently Owned
and Operated
Gwen Usick
Broker Realtor
Fax: 204-867-2150
Thanks to everyone. Harvey
and Bev VanDamme. x sell, son Neil and daughter S 204-867-3816
As per Violet’s wishes E for more

there will be a private family
funeral at a later date.
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Fire Retardent Coating

PRAIRIE REDI-MIX Electrician 204-867-3738
Minnedosa - 867-3853
R eady Mix Conc rete 204-868-5211 Email:
Concrete forms, Rebar, Wire Mesh,
George Allard, FCGA* Weeping Tile, Concrete Sealer, Snap Ties
Gateway Street All at Competitive
Jon Kowal
Onanole, MB Open prices
8:00 - 4:00
Howard Wirch, C.G.A*
9-515 4th Ave.
Suite A 867-0145 Custom
Shoal Lake, MB 110 Main Street South Fertilizer Minnedosa
204-759-2680 Minnedosa
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Dauphin Office - 204 867-5550 Call today to book your
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Phone: 204-638-3005
● Fencing ● Exterior ● Finishing spring floating needs!
● Renovations ● Repairs
Fax: 204-638-5817
Darvin - 204-868-5869 Main line
*Denotes Professional Corporation AUTO
Robert - 204-867-7113 204-867-6350
204-868-5980 or 204-867-5544 Fairmount Solar and Electrics Brad Ross
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204-874-2360 Terry McLenehan
Susan Glasgow
Chartered Professional BACKHOE & TRUCKING
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MinnedosaÊ Debbie Strelczik
Ê 213ÊÊ 2ndÊ StÊ NEÊ Ê -Ê Ê BoxÊ 385Ê Ê 204-867-6360
T:Ê 867-3884Ê Ê Ê C:Ê 867-0190Ê Electrical Inc. (48-4)
Dan Quesnel
Email:Ê Ê Catharine@mts.netÊ
M&M ●Electrical
GRAIN 204-867-6359
Donna Dowsett
AUTO BODY Contracting HAULING 204-867-6361
BDO Canada, LLP All Auto Body Repairs Ph: 867-3238
Candice Brown
Chartered Accountants Ph: 867-2083
and Advisors 5 Main St. North
Cell: 868-5741
Brian Horner Alayna McTavish
Farm, Business & Individual Grain & Fertilizer Kim Butler
Professional Services: Hauling 204-867-6352
~ Tax
Book this spot Book this spot Joanne Clarke
~ Accounting
~ Farm Programs $5.52/week $5.52/week Gaylene Johnson
Sarah Campbell, CGA Call 204-867 3816 Fax
39 Main Street South Call 204-867 3816 204-867-6391
Minnedosa 867-2957
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 15

WAHOSKI G ORD K E L LY Lakeside St. Alphonsus
Septic Service
Drivers Licenses, Autopac MECHANICAL LTD. Plumbing & Heating Catholic Church
General Insurance Gas Fitting 142
142 4th
4th St, NW.
St, NW. • Lawn Mowing & Trimming
PLUMBING Potable water Minnedosa,MB
MB 867-3831
Cheri McTavish – Broker ph: 867-2084 Minnedosa, 867-3831 • Dandelion Spraying -
867-3946 HEATING cell: 867-0346 delivery. Licensed Pesticide Applicator
Mass Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Book your portable • Fertilizer Application
GAS FITTING toilets. • Licensed Arborist Service
LEGAL AIR CONDITIONING SELF-HELP Erle Jury & Family • Hedge Trimming
• Yard Clean Up
204-867-3121 867-2416
Alexander or A.D.A.M. Cory Johnston ▪ Minnedosa
204-476-5185 Cell: 867-7558
Jackson Anxiety Disorders People Helping People (204)Ê 476-4705Ê
Law Office - Committed to Caring -
B-116 MainSt.St
of Manitoba RAINKE'S
RAINKIES Phone (204) 857-6100
Minnedosa, MB Support Group Sewage Service Fax (204) 857-8389 Prairie Mountain HVAC/R
867-3981 Plumbing & Heating JIM BEAUMONT
Meetings are held at Ventilation/Air quality Neepawa Library 3rd Tuesday of 476-2483
Ty Burton the month 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Owner/Operator
Air Conditioning
Burgess Law 204-868-5358 For more info call:
Debbie Fisch
Cell: 476-6591 REAL ESTATE Kitchen Equipment
Office Commercial Gas Fitter
(204) 725-8550 Dennis: 476-2766 Commercial & Residential
51 Main Street S service specialist
Minnedosa ALCOHOLICS 23 Hour Service CALL ME... FOR ALL YOUR
Plumbing & Heating
ANONYMOUS 1-204-867-7346
minnedosa@ If you like to drink and can
Summit Septic
• Construction •
That's your business
If you want to stop and can't ServiceS LEONA’S
204-867-5458 That's our business. Minnedosa and surrounding areas Studio Of Image
P.O. Box 36 Frank r. Ford and Family Hair Care
L a w O ffi c e PLUMBING & HEATING
Russ Huyghe
or 867-3966 penny Ford PETER HARRISON
•Eminence Facials
Alanon - 210-0433 & Product
Norman H. Sims, Q.C. 204-868-6376
Alateen - 867-5121 Owner/Operator Phone/Text 867-5444 • Pedicures & LCN Nails
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OFFICE MANAGER Drug Problem? 204-868-0851 or 204-868-0863
• Eyelash Extensions
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email: 204-867-2287
67 Main St.
Anonymous can help
BURTON PAINTING TRADING Meetings every Waterpals Rob’s TAC
Potable Water Delivery Yard Maintenance ServiceS Ventures Inc.
Tuesday & MinnedoSa & area
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Saturday at 7 p.m. Waste
Cell: 868-5503
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Health Inspected
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Garbage Removal
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Chancellors High School Hockey Report
By LAURA GOOD was scored by Konlyn Ne- on goal. of the game. The end was were able to come out with continued to plague the
metchek assisted by Blair The Chancellors were a nail bitter as Chancellors a 6-0 win. Sam Wilman 1G, Chancellors with the Rage

T he Chancellors had
one league game this
past week. On Thurs-
Desiatnyk and Luke Par-
rott. Konlyn sniped anoth-
er goal unassisted to give
in a tournament in Rivers
over the weekend. Friday
night was a game against
found themselves short-
handed with just a minute
to go. With a power play
Luke Parrot 1G/1A, Lucas
Beatty 1G/1A, Mitch Col-
lyer 1G/1A, Josh Good 1G,
scoring three of their seven
goals on power plays giv-
ing them a strong 5-1 lead.
day, December 13th they the Chancellors a solid 4-1 the McCreary Mountain- and the goalie out giving Blair Desiatnyk 1G, Carter Sam Wilman managed to
hosted the Russell Major lead at the end of the sec- eers. The first period went the opposition a two man Hedley 2A, and Liam Jar- score once again unassist-
Pratt Trojans. Mitch Col- ond. The Trojans scored scoreless. The second pe- advantage, the Mountain- dine posting a shutout. ed. Chancellors fell to the
lyer found the back of the mid-way through the third riod saw the Mountaineers eers put the pressure on. Saturday’s late afternoon Rage 7-2. Tanner Hanson
net to open the scoring on to cut the lead in half. Sam score to take the lead end- The Chancellors man- game was against the host was between the pipes.
a short-handed goal. The Wilman, assisted by Luke ing the period up 1-0. Mid- aged to gain puck control team Rivers/Elton Rage. The next game is
Trojans answered back Parrott and Josh Kingdon, way through the third pe- as Carter Hedley made a The Rage took an early lead the Christmas Classic in
to tie it at one at the end replied for the Chancel- riod Josh Kingdon ripped pass to Sam Wilman who and went up 3-0 by the Minnedosa this morning,
of the first. Chancellors lors. The Trojans managed a slapshot to put the Chan- scored with three seconds middle of the second pe- Friday, December 21st at
dominated the second pe- to squeak in a third goal in cellors on the board. Both left to secure the win. Tan- riod. Sam Wilman scored 11 a.m. against the Rivers/
riod netting 3 goals. Malik near the end of the third, teams play hard and were ner Hanson provided solid unassisted at the end of the Elton Rage. Go Chancel-
McKay, assisted by Carter but that was as close as evenly matched. Lucas net minding for the game. second period to put the lors!
Hedley and Sam Wilman they would get. The Chan- Beatty, assisted by Liam Saturday afternoon Chancellors on the board.
were first to strike to give cellors won this game 5-3. Bachewich and Aston was a match up against This finished the second
the Chancellors a one Liam Jardine played a solid Burton scored to give the Roblin. The Chancellors period with the Chancel-
goal lead. Our third goal game in net with 35 shots Chancellors their first lead dominated the play and lors down 3-1. Penalties

The Minnedosa
2018 Christmas Section
December 21, 2018
B-2 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Merry Deck the Halls
Hope Your Season
Is Brilliant!

Christmas! & Have a Ball! May this Christmas
season flood your home, heart
Here’s hoping your and spirit with light and wonder.
holiday season As we reflect on our year, we are
delivers fun to spare. filled with gratitude for the
support of friends, neighbours and
Merry Christmas customers like all of you. We thank
& Thanks you for your visits, and we look
forward to seeing you again
Debbie, Alan soon in the coming year.
and Family at

The Minnedosa District Museum &
Heritage Village Corp. Board Dreaming of a Green Christmas
would like to send Season’s Greetings and a
big Thank-You to all who volunteered and Christmas is coming, and we hope you’re on course
supported the Heritage Village this past year. for a great holiday season! May your days be merry
and bright, and your New Year happy and healthy.
Thanks for Minnedosa
Your Business Auto
& Merry Wreckers
As we deck the halls
and trim the tree,
Thanks for it’s very clear
spending time
with us in 2018. for us to see,
The holidays are so much happier We appreciate that folks like you
with folks like you! you!
Thanks for bringing so much joy do truly make us
to our year with your visits. want to celebrate!
We greatly appreciate your business
and your friendship.
Merry Christmas!
M & M Autobody
Mervin, Millie, Bruce,
Chico & Dallas

Best Wishes
Please accept our
Inside? thanks and best
wishes for a happy A little birdie told us
Our best wishes for a holiday season. it’s time to deliver our
Merry Christmas, of course! Merry Christmas! message of thanks
Thank you for being such an and warm wishes for
important part of our year.
Alexander a merry and bright
holiday season.
Sun Sun Law Office PHARMACY
We are humbled by your
Restaurant generous patronage and look
forward to serving you again
next year.
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B-3

Recalling the Magical Christmases of the Past
didn’t have ornaments, never know. “It wasn’t town for midnight mass at then on!”
and what we did have like today where there are the Catholic Church and As Grace reflects
we would have to make,” whole stores full of toys for miles they could hear back on the simple, but
stated Grace. “I always and everyone has every- bells coming from all of magical Christmases of
thought the tree was beau- thing,” said Grace. “We the other family’s sleighs. her childhood, she longs
tiful the way it was.” only had a few toys but oh “I can still picture it,” for some of those older
During the holi- did we love those toys.” smiled Grace. “The air was ways to return to society
day season the stores Santa Claus al- crisp and cool on my face today. “I miss those sim-
would be stocked with ways brought the presents and the jingling sound of pler times, when neigh-
oranges, apples, nuts and that were found under the the bells made my whole bours were true and ev-
candy. At the back of the family Christmas tree. “We night. That was a true eryone helped everyone,”
store, separate from where didn’t get presents from Christmas!” said Grace. “Nowadays,
our parents, we got pres- At the Christmas people can walk right by
ents from Santa,” recalls concerts every year, Grace you without ever speaking.
Grace. “It was absolutely made sure to ask Santa for I miss those olden days
magical! We’d wake up the T. Eaton doll and when sometimes. People need
in the morning and there she was six, her wish came to learn to slow down and
would it would be. Abso- true and she received her see people more. We need
lute magic.” favourite gift under the the true spirit of Christmas
On Christmas tree. “The T. Eaton doll was back!”
Eve, Grace’s family would something I always want- That is a valuable
set off to her Grandma’s ed. It was the most beauti- lesson each and every
house in Esterhazy, which ful doll I’d ever seen!” ex- one of us can learn from.
was about 12 kilometres claimed Grace. As Christmas approaches,
southwest of Yarbo. There Most children let’s all remember its true
would always be a big meal will wake up early Christ- meaning and what the hol-
By KAREN MITCHELL er. Signing Christmas including turkey and duck, mas morning and sneak iday season is truly about.
carols and saying potatoes, vegetables and out to peak at what Santa

W ith a smile on her ‘Merry Christmas’ to Christmas pudding. “Our brought them under the
face and a gleam in everyone they saw day was usually spent play- tree and little Grace was
her eyes, Grace Bullock re- and everyone was ing outside in the snow as no different. “One time I
members what it was like happy,” recalls Grace. kids. We’d come in and woke up early to sneak and
for her at Christmas time “People nowadays go eat but mostly we’d be see and I was immediately
when she was a just a little too fast, they are always the kids would be, was a outside,” Grace fondly re- caught by my mom,” Grace
girl. buzzing here and zooming small selection of toys. Par- members. recalls. “She told me that if
Originally from there. The word “neigh- ents could go to the back That evening, the I did that again then Santa
Yarbo, SK, Grace grew up bours” don’t mean what it room of the store and buy entire family would take wouldn’t come! So, I made
with her mom and younger used to, and that is really a toy and the kids would the horse and sleigh into sure I stayed in bed from
brother on the family farm. quite sad.”
Grace has led a very excit- Christmas trees of

ing and fulfilling life with the past were quite differ-
lots of stories and memo- ent than the ones people
ries to share. She married have in their homes today.

Gordon Bullock when she Grace, along with her mom
was 22 and they resided on and brother, would always
a farm outside of Oak Riv- go out to the bush before
er, MB. Gordon and Grace Christmas and cut down a
had four sons and today, small poplar tree and bring
she has six grandchildren. it back to their house. They
Now, at the age
of 94, she reflects back
would cut strips of paper
and wrap the strips around We hope this Christmas delivers
on much simpler times.
“When I was young, I re-
the branches of the tree for
decoration. They would
everything you’ve been hoping for and
member whole communi-
ties coming together and
then find something shiny
to take the place of a star
may the coming year be filled with all
everyone all being togeth- at the top of the tree. “We kinds of goodies, including friendship,
love, joy, peace and contentment.

The Minnedosa Fire Department
Dean Jordan, Cheif
Parry Burgess, Deputy Cheif
Mike Kowal, Deputy Cheif
Jason Cooper, Captain
Jon Kowal, Captain
Adam Kowal Ken Morrice
Allan Betteridge Kevin Enns
We hope this Christmas delivers everything Brad Kingdon Marty Moyer
you’ve been hoping for and more! Cam Woodcock Matt Saler
Cory Parrott Nic Enns
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year
Johnathon Brown Scott Collen
Jordan Lewandoski Troy Gregorash
Kelsey Abel
B-4 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Letters to Santa from Ms. Klemetski/Konsorada’s Grade 1 Class
Der Sant Dey Sad Dear Santa Dear Satu Der Sanx Dew Sati
My Name is Price. I I wa Mcko o lrjoni. Wr I am six yearz uld. Can I wet to gote a trey. Ryder is my nam. I am I em six yews od. My
wont a tran set. yo fv clr. Hmne rbbuh? i have a lol toy please. I wot sum pejas for six wot kind o t nsr fk fav cil is blue. What is
Price Liam What is your havrit chrismis. Dus Rodof wyeke GBGEU wklr yow fav cookes? Can
color? have a red nos. Wut is son Ryder I hav a vet clint ples
Dear Santa Dear Santa, From Caitlhyn cj his culr uv nos I am 6 and tac you. im sow
My name is Price. I want a remote con- yes old. Dear Santa icxsidkt. I wit wif my
I want a train set. trol drone. What is Dear Santa Love Matthew Ryder is my name. I ritgt had.
Price your favourite colour? I am six years old. am six. What kind of Love Ava
How many reindeers Can i have a LOL toy Dear Santa cookies do you like?
do you have? please? hat is your I went to get a tree. I want a train set. Dear Santa,
Der Satu Liam favourite colour? I want some pj’s for What’s your favourite I am six years old. My
I em six yers now. From Caitlyn cj Christmas. Does Ru- cookies? How far do favourite colour is
my fret culr is blue. dolph have a red nose? you fly? blue. What is your fa-
Can i have brbe bus Dear Santa Der Sata What is his colour of From Ryder vourite cookie? Can
and a brbbs hah. Ho Im six yied old. I W I go to Jnaxtix. Can I nose? I am 6 years old. I have a Vet Clinic
mny rader do yo hav Lego. Hmet. hav loo slim. Do you lic Love Matthew please and thank you.
Fum Brooklynn Heart Sammy kadee? I em six. Satu Drs Sata I’m so excited. I write
do yos rader lik cadee I im6 yis lold. I wood with my right hand.
Dear Santa Dear Santa kas. Dear Santa look a echtbls. is roodof Love Ava
I am six years old. I am six years old. I Love Ezrah My favrit coler is pink. nose rile red? doow you
My favourite colour want lego. How many can I ples hav a barbe look gigrbed? I am in
is blue. Can I have a reindeer do you have? Dear Santa pupup camper. Wot god 1. I liv in the ca-
Barbie bus and a Bar- Heart Sammy I go to gymnastics. cind ov cookees do you chrey, I have a chl pes
bie house. How many Can I have lol slimes? like? Love Lainey
reindeer do you have? Do you like candy? I From Rose
From Brooklynn Der Santa. am six. Santa do your Dear Santa
I em six ye od 6. Can I reindeer like candy Dear Santa I am six years old. I
hav a crat plez. Wus is canes. My favourite colour would like a Enchant-
Dear Santa. yo favrit cokey? I wod Love Ezrah is pink. Can I please ables. Is Rudolphs
I n six y od. I wo sow wat a hathmo plez. have a Barbie pop-up nose really red? Do Dear Santa
tox. Howoduf. W is yo Love Kelty camper? What kind of you like Gingerbread? I have a sister named
far kolr. Hme paz dy Der Santa cookies do you like? I am in grade 1. I live Joey. I am six years
dlvr. Dear Santa My bruthr he is 4 his From Rose in the country. I have a old. Can I plesse have
From Jaxson I am six years old. Can nam is cody. I am six troll pencil. a doll Elsa. How long do
I have a craft please. yers old. Hoo is the Love Lainey. you fly south or west?
Dear Santa What is your favourite goodist? Can I hav What is your favourite
I am six years old. I cookie? I would want a hachml. Do you hav cookie.
want a mega bat box a Hatchimal please. mac help you? do you Dew Sati From Jenny
xtreme toy. How long Love Kelty fli hi? I hav a Site. I am
do you fly? What is Love Alena six yes od. Kand I hav
your favourite colour? pjais. My hairts Kiver Der Saxavu
How many presents Darer Santa Dear Santa is red. Yit is your Farit I six. I progle lwgo.
do you deliver? I rilee love kicms. Do My brother he is 4 his Koke? Ynasr.
From Jaxson you rilee love kicmc. Can name is Cody. I am six Der Sata Fim Preslee From Maxx
i plees have a brbee years old. Who is the I am fif yer od. do you
howse. How fast do goodest? Can I have wot me to pat carrst Dear Santa Dear Santa,
you go on krism nit? a Hatchimal? Do you on the plat? wot ci do I have a sister. I am six I am six years old. Can
Love Eliza have magic to help yo lic and I wot slim years old. Can I have I have some Legos?
you? Do you fly high? for crismis. cocez can i pajamas? My favourite How many sleighs do
Dear Santa Love Alena hav lol colour is red. What is you have?
I really love Christ- Kallie your favourite cookie? From Maxx
mas. Do you really From Preslee
love Christmas? Can Dear Santa
i please have a Barbie I am five years old. Do
house? How fast do you want me to put
you go on Christmas carrots on the plate?
night? What kind do you like
Love Eliza and I want slime for
Christmas. What kind
of cookies do you like?
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B-5

Lets take it from the top again!” said Charlie.
“Charlie, What’s the matter? Don’t you
think it’s great? “ asked Lucy
Charlie shakes his head.
“Look, let’s face it. We all know that Christmas is a big
commercial racket. It’s ruined by a big eastern syndicate,
ya know” said Lucy.
“Well, this is one play that’s not going to be commercial. What
our play needs is the proper Christmas mood. We need a
Christmas tree.” said Charlie.
“Hey, perhaps a tree. A great big shiny aluminum Christmas
tree! That’s it! Get the biggest aluminum tree you can find.
Maybe paint it pink!” said Lucy.
Charlie Brown left Lucy in charge of rehearsal, and set out with
Linus to find the perfect tree for their play.
It was finally Christmastime, the best time of the year. The “What’s going on here?” Charlie asks Snoopy.
houses were strung with tiny coloured lights, their windows shin- “Gee, do they still make wooden Christmas trees?” asked Linus.
Snoopy grins and hands Charlie a flyer.
ing with warm yellow glow only Christmas could bring. The scents “This one seems to need a home.” said Charlie.
of pine needles and hot cocoa mingled together, wafting through FIND THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS. WIN MONEY, MONEY,
the air, and the sweet sounds of Christmas could be heard in the MONEY! SPECTACULAR! SUPER-COLOSSAL! NEIGHBORHOOD “I don’t know, remember what Lucy said? This doesn’t seem to fit
distance. Fluffy white snowflakes tumbled from the sky onto a CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DISPLAY CONTEST. the modern spirit.” stated Linus.
group of joyful children as they sang and laughed, skating on the Charlie looks up towards the sky with dismay. “I don’t care! We’ll decorate it, and it will be just right for our play.
frozen pond in town. Everyone was happy and full of holiday cheer. Besides, I think it needs me.” said Charlie.
That is, everyone except for Charlie Brown. Even his very own dog had gone commercial. The thought of the
contest made Charlie Brown feel positively sick. Was money all Charlie places the sparse tree on the piano
“Linus, I think there must be something wrong with me. I just anyone cared about? Charlie Brown couldn’t stand it.
don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I might be getting presents “We’re back!” said Charlie.
and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, Charlie throws the flyer in the air and walks away. “Boy, are you a blockhead Charlie Brown. You were supposed to
but I’m still not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel. “ “I’ve been looking for you, big brother. Will you please write a get a good tree. Can’t you even tell a good tree from a poor tree?”
“Charlie Brown, you are the only person I know who can take a letter to Santa Claus for me? You write it, and I’ll tell you asked Violet.
wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem. Maybe what I want to say.” said Sally. “You’re hopeless Charlie Brown.” sighs Patti.
Lucy is right. Of all of the Charlie Browns in the world, you are the Charlie was in a hurry to get to the school auditorium on time for “You’ve been dumb before, but this time you really did it.” said
Charlie Browniest“ replied Linus. play rehearsal, but he couldn’t say no to his sister. Lucy.
“Rats! Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. Charlie takes the pen and clipboard from Sally.
I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a “I guess you were right Linus; I shouldn’t have picked this little
holiday season to emphasize it? “ “Okay, shoot.” tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I don’t
“Thanks for the Christmas card you sent me Violet.” Sally began “I have been extra good this year, so I have a long really know what Christmas is about. Isn’t there anyone who
list of presents that I want.” understands what Christmas is all about?” says Charlie.
“I didn’t send you a Christmas card!”
Charlie sighs “Oh, brother.” “Sure, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. And there were
“Don’t you know sarcasm when you hear it?” Charlie asked. in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch
“Please note the size and color of each item, and send as many as over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself:
but Charlie Brown was still sad. them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and
just send money. How ‘bout tens and twenties?” they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘fear not, for
“I think you have a customer.” said Schoder to Lucy. “Tens and Twenties. Oh, even my baby sister!” behold, I bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
“May I help you?” asked Lucy. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is
“All I want is what I have coming to me.
Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you. Ye shall find the
“ I am in sad shape…” said Charlie. All I want is my fair share.” said Sally.
babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in the manger.’ And
“Hold up there Charlie Brown! I need “Our director will be here any minute and we’ll start suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
5 cents from you for my kind of advice!” rehearsal. Here he comes.” stated Lucy. host, praising God and saying, ‘glory to God in the
“Man’s best friend.” Charlie shreugged. “We’re going to do this highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men. That’s what
Charlie reaches in his pocket and drops a nickel in Lucy’s money Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
can. Lucy shakes the can near her face on each side of her cheek play, and we’re going to do it right!”
and smiles. “Alright, I’m here to assign roles. Frieda, you’re playing the Charlie picks up the tree off the piano and smiles.
“Boy, oh Boy, I love the beautiful sound of cold, hard, cash. innkeeper’s wife.” said Lucy “Linus is right; I won’t let all this commercialism ruin my
That beautiful, beautiful sound. Nickels, nickels, nickels. “Do inn keepers wife’s have naturally curly hair?” asked Frieda Christmas. I’ll take this little tree home, and I’ll decorate it,
That beautiful sound of plunking nickels. Alright, now what and I’ll show them it really will work in our play.” said Charlie.
seems to be your trouble?” asked Lucy. “Pig Pen, you’re the innkeeper.”
Charlie walked to Snoopy’s doghouse holding the tree. He took the
I feel depressed. I know I should be happy, but I’m not. “In spite of my outward appearance, red ornament off of Snoopy’s house and put it on the tree. He set
I shall try to run a neat inn” replied Pig Pen. the tree on the ground. The tree bends and falls over.
“Well, as they say on TV, “the mere fact that you realize you
need help indicates that you are not too far gone. I think we “And Shermy, you’re the Shepherd.” “I killed it! Everything I touch gets ruined!”
better pinpoint your fears. If we can find out what you’re afraid “Every Christmas is the same. I always end up “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all,
of, we can label it. Are you afraid of responsibility? If you are, playing the shepherd.“ really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” said Linus.
then you have hypengyophobia. How ‘bout cats? If you’re afraid
of cats, you have ailurophasia. Are you afraid of staircases? Snoopy was delighted to play the roles of all the different “Charlie Brown is a blockhead, but he did get a nice tree.” said Lucy.
If you are, then you have climachaphobia. Maybe you have animals. From sheep, to cow, to penguin
“What’s going on here?” asked Charlie.
thalassophobia. This is a fear of the ocean. Or gephyrobia, “Linus, memorize these lines,
which is the fear of crossing bridges. Or maybe you have so you can recite them on cue.” said Lucy. Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!
pantophobia. Do you think you have pantophobia?” Surrounded by his friends, Charlie Brown realized Linus had been
“This is ridiculous! I can’t memorize something like this so quickly!
“What’s pantophobia?: asked Charlie. Why should I be put through such agony? Give me one good reason right about the true meaning of Christmas. This was the
why I should have to memorize this!” said Linus. Christmas spirit he had been looking for all along. At last, the
“The fear of everything.”
season seemed 100 times brighter. And for Charlie Brown,
“That’s it!” yelled Charlie. “I’ll give you five good reasons: One, two, three, four, five!”
it was truly the merriest Christmas ever.
“Actually Lucy, my trouble is Christmas. I just don’t understand “Those are good reasons. Christmas is
it. Instead of feeling happy, I feel sort of let down.” not only getting too commercial, it’s
getting too dangerous.”
“You need involvement. You need to get involved in some real
Christmas project. How would you like to be the director of our “And get rid of that ridiculous blanket!
Christmas play?” asked Lucy. What’s a Christmas Shepherd going to
look like holding a silly blanket like that?”
“Me? You want me to be the director of the Christmas play?”
“Alright! Lets have it quiet! Places
“Sure Charlie Brown, we need a director. You need involvement. everybody.” shouted Charlie.
We’ve got a Shepherd, musicians, animals, everyone we need. We’ve
even got a Christmas Queen!” said Lucy pointing to herself. “Cut! Cut! It’s all wrong! Lets rehearse
another scene instead.”
Charlie rolls his eyes in disgust. “I don’t know anything about
directing a Christmas play.” “Pig Pen’s dust is ruining the style
of my naturally
“Don’t worry; I’ll be there to help you. I’ll meet you at the curly hair!” complained Frieda.
auditorium. Incidentally, I know how you feel about all this
Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. Sally watched Linus intently and
It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. rested her head on his shoulder briefly.
I always get a lot of silly toys, or a bicycle, or clothes, “Isn’t he the cutest thing?” Sally asks.
or something like that.” said Lucy.
“We want a lunch break!” demnded Lucy
“What is it you want?” asked Charlie.
Good grief… There’s no
“Real Estate.” time for foolishness.
B-6 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Letters to Santa May the warmth and wonder of the season
surround you and fill your world with happiness!
Customers like you are the
reason we love what we do,
from Miss Julie’s Grade 1 Class and we thank you
Dear Santan Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Dear Santa, for choosing us.
Sata I luve tos. Haw is Rodof? Haw haw is the nof pol? I TPRA
Luv Jayden are you? Can I ples Ples can I hav a nrf- Lv Rolance
hav a bab sistry. gun.
Dear Santa, Love Zoey Luv Grace to Santa Dear Santa,
Santa, I love toys. I want Paw Patrol toys.
Love Jayden Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Love Rolance
How is Rudolph? How How is the North pole?
are you? Can I Please Please can I have a
Dear Santa have a baby sister. Nerfgun. Dear Santa,
an Rodmfc I like I Love Zoey Love Grace to Santa Hew are you? I love
wat a figrlimg. you, Can i ples hav a
Brandi LOL dol.
Dear Santa Dear Santa, Love Damiah
Dear Snta, How is Roodoff? I Haw ic scitols and the
I like Rudolph. I want a have bin good to my elvs and randr and Dear Santa,
fingerling. mom. Can I have same missis clos and you? I How are you? I Love
Brandi Jets ticits? please wont a nrfgun plees. you. Can I please have
Love Connor Frum Connor D. a LOL doll.
Love Damiah
Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Dear Santa,
How arn yow! Can I How is Rudolph? I have How is skittles and the
pesz have a Mocenthrl been good to my mom. elves and reindeer and Dear Santa,
Bat. Can I have some Jets Mrs. Claus and you? I Plei I wot a bok.
lova Blake tickets please? want a Nerfgun please. Lav Yustyna
Love Connor From Connor D.
Dear Santa Dear Santa,
How are you? Can I Please I want a book.
please have a remote Dear Santa, Dear Santa, Love Yustyna
control bat. How is my ef Fredey. I How are you dow? I
Love Blake wont a bab girl. bin good to my buz. I
Love Marika wot a LOL doll. Dear Santa,
Love Angel How is Roodof? Do you
Dear Santa, Dear Santa, like cookis? Can I plees May your home be filled with laughter,
Can I have a LOL. How is my Elf Freddy? Dear Santa, have a uoncon stuffe. From the floorboards to the rafters –
Have are you? I want a baby girl. How are you doing? I Love Clara And may all your hopes and dreams come true,
Love Anna Love Marika been good to my broth- That’s our holiday wish for you!
er. I want a LOL doll Dear Santa, With best wishes and gratitude from all of us.
Love Angel How is Rudolph? Do
Dear Santa, Dear Santa, you like cookies? Can
Haor the elfs? Me and Hao are the rander? I please have a unicorn
my bruthr hav bin nis. Can i ples hav a LOL Dear Santa, stuffie.
Ples can I hav a doll dol. Can I pleas hav a Has Freddy ben good? Love Clara
wigls. woke toke? Can i ples have a lap
Love Morgan Love Ally top? I have ben good.
Is it tro theat you hld Dear Santa,
Dear Santa, Dear Santa, the bag to get ut the Haw is Frede? Can I
How’re the elves? Me How are the reindeer? chime. have a nrfgun plese. I
and my brother have Can I please have a Love Evan hav bin nis to mi dad. We’d like to thank our friends so dear
for choosing us and stopping here.
been nice. Please can I LOL doll. Can I please Love Isaac. At Christmastime and all year through,
have a doll wiggles. have a walkie talkie? Dear Santa, we owe our success to all of you!
Love Morgan Love Ally Has Freddy been good? Dear Santa,
We hope your
Can I please have a lap How is Freddy? Can i Chistmas holiday
Dear Santam top? I have been good. have a nerfgun please. is simply perfect
Hio re you santa? Can Dear Santa, Is it true that you hold I have been nice to my in every way
Best Wishes!
have a nrfgun hou are you? can I the bag to get out the dad.
Love Drake have a pug ples. chimney? Love Isaac.
Love Maddison Love Evan
Dear Santa,
How are you Santa? Dear Santa, Les Moffat
Can I have a nerfgun?
How are you? Can I
Love Drake have a pug please.
Love Maddison
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B-7

5 Activities for Your Kids
to do Over Winter Break There’s
SUBMITTED Here are five can take them any- Chat about the latest
things you can do over the where in the world. chapter at dinnertime
Something in
T here’s the busy lead-
up to Christmas, the
winter break:
1. Take advantage of free
What are five things
they see when stand-
each day. Which char-
acter do they like best?
happy frenzy of the day it-
self and that sweet spot af-
activities. What type of
events are happening
ing beside the Eiffel
Can they guess what
will happen next?
the Air...
terwards, when children’s in your community? 3. Deliver a gift. Maybe 5. Take a trip. Is there a
gifts are still new and inter- Other fun examples you have a friend or part of the community
esting. are crafting, tobog- neighbour or know a you haven’t visited? A
But most kids get ganing, skating, snow- senior citizen or some- nearby town or attrac-
two weeks off school. It’s shoeing, skiing, tak- one special in your tion you’d like to see?
easy to default to Netflix or ing in a hockey game, community that your Pack a snack, then hit The Staff and Management Board of
videogames, but these can building a snowman, child would like to the road for a winter Yellowhead Regional Employment Skills and Services
leave everyone climbing constructing a snow make a gift, picture or field trip. If they have would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas
the walls after awhile. fort, making a snow card for. This small act a phone or camera,
If you’re home angel or heading down of kindness can have document the day trip and Happy New Year!
with your kids, there are to the local library for big, everlasting results with pictures which Our office will be closed for holidays from
many things to do to fill the some reading. for both oyur child and could later be made December 24th to January 1st, reopen regular hours
time. Many involve learn- 2. Download an educa- the recipient! into a craft project, on January 2nd, 2019. (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Funding Provided by:
ing something together tional app. Then give 4. Read a new book to- collage or scrapbook. The Government of Canada
— not a bad idea for kids your kids a series of gether. You can share The Manitoba government
who’ll need to think again challenges to com- the same book or read
in January. plete. Google Earth your own together.

Hope Your Christmas
Is the Height of
We’re grateful to have such an uplifting
group of friends and customers by our side
at the holidays and all year. Thank you for
making our progress possible!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Board of Directors,
Management & Staff
Your community owned,
community minded
financial institution.
B-8 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Holiday Safety Tips
SUBMITTED package and do not ly. Alerts Database for curely in the products. • Do not leave candles
exceed the recom- • Keep trees away from more information Look for products with burning with no one

T he holidays are a great
time to get together
with family and friends.

mended wattage.
Check all light bulbs,
light strings and cords.
high traffic areas,
heating vents, radia-
tors, stoves, fireplaces

about the latest recalls.
Buy age-appropriate
toys. Toys for older
battery compartments
that prevent easy ac-
cess. Button batteries
in the room and extin-
guish all candles be-
fore you go to sleep or
However, holiday tradi- Replace broken or and burning candles. children may contain are small enough to leave your home.
tions can involve some burned-out bulbs, • Choose tinsel, orna- small parts or other be swallowed and can • Keep burning candles
safety risks that may not and discard any light ments, artificial icicles hazards that may cause serious internal out of reach of chil-
be found at other times of strings or cords that and other trimmings make them unsafe for injuries in as little as dren and pets.
the year. Health Canada are frayed, or that have made of plastic or young children. two hours. • Trim candle wicks to a
reminds Canadians to fol- exposed wires or loose non-leaded metals. • Read and follow the • Supervise children at height of 5-7 mm (1/4
low these tips for a safe and connections. • Don’t let children put labels, warnings, safe- play and teach them inch) before lighting
happy holiday season. • Turn off holiday lights, decorations in their ty messages and other to use their new toys the candle and trim
lighted decorations, mouths, as some may instructions that come safely. them again every 2-3
Holiday lights and pre-lit trees and deco- be easily swallowed with a toy. • Promptly remove and hours to prevent high
lighted decorations rations before you go and harmful to their • Purchase sturdy, well- discard all toy packag- flames.
• Use lights that have to bed or leave your health. made toys that come ing like plastic bags, • Use well ventilated
the mark of an ac- home. • Keep metal, sharp or with contact informa- plastic wrap, foam, candle holders that
credited certification • Check the Healthy Ca- breakable tree orna- tion for the manufac- staples, ties and pro- are sturdy and will not
agency, such as CSA, nadians Recalls and ments, and those with turer or importer. tective film. A child tip over. Avoid wooden
cUL or cETL. Safety Alerts Database small removable parts • Ensure that batteries can suffocate or choke or plastic holders, as
• Light strings and other before buying or us- or button batteries, are properly installed on some of these these can catch fire.
lighted decorations, ing seasonal lights, as away from young chil- by an adult and not items. Use caution with glass
such as wreaths and some may have been dren. accessible to children. candle holders, which
reindeer, are rated recalled. • Make sure that button Candle Safety can break when they
for either indoor or Toys and gifts batteries (often found • Keep burning candles get too hot.
outdoor use. Ensure Holiday trees and • Toys can be recalled in musical greeting away from materials
that indoor lights and decorations for health or safety cards, small electron- that can catch fire like
decorations are used • When buying a real reasons. Check the ic devices, children’s curtains, decorations,
only inside. Read the tree, make sure it’s Healthy Canadians books and flashing Christmas trees and
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year,
and we’re so grateful to be
celebrating it with all of you. . Minto - Odanah

We’re just peeking in to say,
Hope you have a great holiday.
May it be happy, healthy and bright,
Making each day a sheer delight.
We’re sharing words
of gratitude too,
For we wouldn’t be here
without all of you!
Warmest Wishes This Holiday Season
The MNP team in Minnedosa wishes you and yours peace and joy during
Council & Staff
the holiday season and throughout the New Year.
Municipality of
ACCOUNTING ● CONSULTING ● TAX Wherever business takes you.
Harrison Park
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B-9

WeÕre displaying our holiday cheer,
To thank everyone for stopping here
And for your winning attitude,
You surely have our sincere gratitude ...
So without any fanfare or further delay
Please accept our best wishes for a great holiday!

Redfern Farm Services
Darin, Phil, Glen, Lynne, Dan,
Ken, David and Roy May Happiness Reside in
Wishing you and yours, all
the trimmings of Your Heart & Home
Redferns.indd 1 11/19/2018 11:44:25 AM
a beautiful holiday season.
We thank you for your kind
patronage this past year.
This Christmas
A Holly, Doug and Carolyn
Crawley and
There’s no place like home for the
holidays, and we’re very grateful to be
here with so many good neighbours
Thank you for your patronage
in 2018. I look forward to
serving all of your

Jolly Holiday Michelle Nourish like you. Thanks for making us feel so
welcome in this community with your Real Estate needs in 2019.
Crocus kindness and friendship.
May the pure joy of
Christmastime flourish all
Rick Taylor
around you and in your
heart this season.
We wish you and yours a
very Merry Christmas and a
happy and properous 2019.
Our best wishes for a Greetings
Merry Christmas and a
Husky Energy
Minnedosa Happy New Year!
Ethanol Plant Thanks for your support friends.
& Staff

From Our Slope to Your Stoop,
best wishes for a merry and bright
holiday season!

Hope your holiday season is a ball!

Here’s hoping your holiday season We look forward to seeing
you again soon in 2019!
delivers a full spectrum of peace,
love, joy and contentment. Partners & Staff
Accent Chartered
Professional Accountants
Dauphin. Onanole. Shoal Lake.
B - 10 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Let it
Let it
Let it With Our Thanks,
The Board of Directors,
May the joyful spirit of the season fill your heart and home
Management and Staff of

with happiness this Christmas!
Compass Credit Union Thanks for all you’ve done to make
our year so special.
extends wishes for a safe
and happy holiday season. A&B
Dalrymple Greenhouse
The greatest gifts are the people who bring warmth to our
Christmas Hours hearts and smiles to our faces. Thank you for brightening our
December 24 9:30 – 3:00 days with your visits. We hope the holiday season and the
coming year deliver all of the wonderful things you deserve
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an outstanding year for us. We owe our success to your loyal
support, and we wish you and yours a very happy holiday!


Happy Holidays
MerryC hristmas
Happy Holidays! Wishing you a wonderful
holiday season and a joyous New Year.

Gre g N e s b itt
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Riding Mountain Constituency

Constituency Office: #7 – 515 – 4th Avenue P.O. Box 100 Shoal Lake, MB R0J 1Z0
Phone (204) 759-3313 Mobile (204) 365-7771 Toll Free 1-844-877-7767
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As we gear up for
Christmas, we’d like to
share our thanks and best
wishes with you, our valued
customers and friends
here in the community.
Your support and goodwill & Filled
With Fun
have really made our year
special and we sincerely
Hope Your Christmas is appreciate your
patronage. We hope your sesaon has all the makings
Pawsitively Purrfect! Happy Holidays! of great memories: love, laughter, friendship,
family and plenty of wonderful surprises. And
To all our two-legged friends and their best friends go Minnedosa when the holiday fun is done, we hope those
memories fill your heart with enough
our warmest wishes at Christmas Service Centre warmth and joy to last
the whole year through.
John, Terry, Ruth & Alex
Burgess Law Office

We thank you for coming around this year.
Folks like you make us grateful to do business here,
and we hope your holiday is simply wonderful.

How Sweet It
Is to Know
Folks Like You!
At Christmastime, we’re
reminded how fortunate
we are to be a part of
this kind community.
Thank you for making us
feel at home here and for
including us in your year.

We hope this holiday
season treats you and
yours to nothing but the

Happy Holidays!
Cafe & Bakery
B - 12 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Very Merry THANKS for putting the happy
in our holiday!

To Our Friends
There’s a special joy

that comes from knowing good folks
like you. Thanks for filling our year

both near and
with friendship and laughter. We truly
appreciate your visits, and we wish
you a merry Christmas! We hope your season is
At the close of another year, delightful in every way!
We remember our friends both far and
FOUR SEASONS REPAIR near– So without delay or making a fuss,
Thanks and Best Wishes!!!
We'd like to thank you for pulling for us New Years at Skydancer Casino
Stop in for your 2019 Bus Trip Schedule
Saler’s Backhoe & Trucking
Kirk, Cheryl, Tyler and Brianne Destinations Plus &
Sharon’s Town & Country Insurance
Sharon, Karen, Wendy, Wendy & Jacki
A Sprinkle
of Joy
A Dusting
of Cheer
An Accumulation Hope
of Happiness It’s
Hope your holiday forecast
calls for nothing but the
Wishing you a holiday season
We hope it’s filled with love, laughter, faith, best. Season’s Greetings trimmed with every happiness!
We couldn’t pick better
friendship, health and happiness. From Our Family to Yours! customers than all of you,
Thanks so much for your companionship and and we thank you for
your kind support.

business at the holidays and all year.
Folks like you make it all worthwhile!
Sims & Co.
Norm Sims Q.C.,
Lorne B. Giesbrecht L.L.B. Plumbing & Heating
Lorraine Sleep, Box 1195, Minnedosa, MB
Della Purdy-Gilchrist R0J 1E0
& Lee Ostash

Here Comes Santa Claus...
and he’s delivering our best wishes
for a fun-fiilled Christmas!
Here’s hoping your season is gifted
with all the best blessings,
including health, happiness, friendship, love, Wishing you a safe
peace and prosperity. Doing business with folks
like you brings us joy all year, and happy holiday
and we appreciate your trust in us.
Merry Christmas & Many Thanks!

Brian Horner Trucking
Brian, Shane, Josh and Heather
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B - 13

Honey Glazed Ham Scalloped Cheese Potatoes
Ingredients Ingredients
1 (5 pound) ready-to-eat ham 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup whole cloves 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/4 cup dark corn syrup 1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
2 cups honey 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
2/3 cup butter Directions
Directions 1. In a large bowl, combine potatoes and soup. Layer half of the mixture in a
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Dot with half of the butter and
2. Score ham, and stud with the whole cloves. Place ham in foil lined pan. sprinkle with half of the cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350
3. In the top half of a double boiler, heat the corn syrup, honey and butter. Keep glaze degrees F for 60-70 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
warm while baking ham.
4. Brush glaze over ham, and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Oven Roasted Asparagus
Baste ham every 10 to 15 minutes with the honey glaze. During the last 4 to 5 Ingredients
minutes of baking, turn on broiler to caramelize the glaze. Remove from oven, and 3 pounds fresh asparagus
let sit a few minutes before serving 2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
Country Apple Dumplings 3/4 teaspoon salt
Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough Directions
1 cup butter 1. Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; place asparagus on a lightly greased
1 1/2 cups white sugar baking sheet. Drizzle evenly with olive oil; sprinkle evenly with garlic, salt, and
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon pepper.
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Mountain Dew (TM) 2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or to desired degree of tenderness. Transfer asparagus
Directions to a serving dish; sprinkle with almonds.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into
triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the smallest end.
Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
3. Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the
apple dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew(TM) over the dumplings.
4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown

Homemade Eggnog
4 large eggs, separated
1/3 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1. Place egg whites into a mixer bowl and whip on high until
they form soft peaks, adding one tablespoon sugar until they
are stiff peaks. Set aside.
2. Place egg yolks into a mixer bowl and mix on medium high
speed until they are thick and creamy. With the machine
running, gradually add the remaining sugar and beat until it
is dissolved, about 1 minute.
3. Add the milk, cream and optional bourbon, stirring until
combined. Stir in the nutmeg.
4. Fold the two mixtures together and chill well before serving
or using.
B - 14 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

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Fa-la-la-la-la Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas eve
You can say there's no such thing as Santa
But as for me and grandpa we believe
She'd been drinking too much eggnog
And we begged her not to go
Baby It’s Cold Outside But she forgot her medication Dominick the Donkey
(I really can't stay) But baby it's cold outside And she staggered out the door into the snow Lou Monte
(I've got to to go away) But baby it's cold outside When we found her Christmas morning Hey, chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
(This evening has been) Been hoping you'd drop in At the scene of the attack It's Dominick, the donkey
(So very nice) I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice She had hoof-prints on her forehead Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
(My mother will start to worry) Beautiful what's your hurry? And incriminating Claus marks on her back The Italian Christmas donkey
(My father will be pacing the floor) Listen to the fireplace roar Grandma got run over by a reindeer La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
(So really I'd better scurry) Beautiful please don't hurry Walking home from our house Christmas eve La, la, la, la, la, la, laeohda
(Well maybe just half a drink) Put some records on while I pour You can say there's no such thing as Santa Santa's got a little friend, his name is Dominick
(The neighbors might think) Baby it's bad out there But as for me and grandpa we believe The cutest little donkey, you never see him kick
(Say what's in this drink) No cabs to be had out there Now we're all so proud of grandpa When Santa visits his Paesans with Dominick he'll be
(I wish I knew how) Your eyes are like starlight now He's been taking this so well Because the reindeer cannot climb the hills of Italy
(To break this spell) I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell See him in there watching football Hey, chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
(I ought to say no no) Mind if I move in closer Drinking beer and playing cards with cousin Mel It's Dominick, the donkey
(At least I'm gonna to say I tried) It's not Christmas without Grandma Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
What's the sense of hurting my pride All the family's dressed in black The Italian Christmas donkey
(I really can't stay) Baby don't hold out And we just can't help but wonder La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Baby it's cold outside Should we open up her gifts La, la, la, la, la, la, laeohda
(I simply must go) Baby it's cold outside Or send them back (send them back) Jingle bells around his feet and presents on the sled
(The answer is no) But baby it's cold outside Grandma got run over by a reindeer Hey, look at the mayor's derby on top of Dominick's head
(This welcome has been) How lucky that you dropped in Walking home from our house Christmas eve A pair of shoes for Louie and a dress for Josephine
(So nice and warm) Look out the window at that storm You can say there's no such thing as Santa The label on the inside says they're made in Brooklyn
(My sister will be suspicious) Gosh your lips look delicious But as for me and grandpa we believe Hey, Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
(My brother will be there at the door) Waves upon a tropical shore Now the goose is on the table It's Dominick, the donkey
(My maiden aunt's mind is vicious) Oh, your lips are delicious And the pudding made of fig Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
(But maybe just a cigarette) Never such a blizzard before And the blue and silver candles The Italian Christmas donkey
(I got to get home) But baby you'd freeze out there That would just have matched the hair on grandma's wig La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
(Say lend me a coat) It's up to your knees out there I've warned all my friends and neighbors La, la, la, la, la, la, laeohda
(You've really been grand) I thrill when you touch my hand Better watch out for yourselves Children sing and clap their hands and Dominick starts ta dance
(But don't you see) How can you do this to me They should never give a license Dey talk Italian to him and he even understands
(There's bound to be talk tomorrow) Think of my life long sorrow To a man who drives a sleigh Gumbaros and gumbaras, da de dance a dallodale
(At least they'll be plenty implied) And plays with elves When Zepilagola comes to town and brings oh chu-cha-lil
If you caught pneumonia and died Grandma got run over by a reindeer Hey, chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
(I really can't stay) Get over that old doubt Walking home from our house Christmas eve It's Dominick, the donkey
Oh baby it's cold You can say there's no such thing as Santa Chingedy ching, hee haw, hee haw
But as for me and grandpa we believe The Italian Christmas donkey
Singin' grandpa La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
Grandma got run over by a reindeer La, la, la, la, la, la, laeohda
I Farted On Santa's Lap Walking home from our house Christmas eve Hey Dominick Bouna Natale
Mom made beans for dinner You can say there's no such thing as Santa Hee haw, hee haw, hee haw, hee haw, hee haw
You know I ate 'em all But as for me and grandpa we believe
She said come get your coat on, we're goin' to the mall Merry Christmas
Gonna visit Santa and sit upon his knee
But all that I could think about was I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
how not to cut the cheese I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus
I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas Underneath the mistletoe last night
I want a hippopotamus for christmas
While waiting there for Santa, I thought that I'd explode She didn't see me creep down the stairs to have a peek
Only a hippopotamus will do
The gas bubble grew bigger with every "Ho, Ho, Ho" She thought that I was tucked up in my Bedroom fast asleep
Don't want a doll, no dinky tinkertoy
Tried my best to hide it, thought I was doing swell I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy
But when I sat down on Santa's lap, he hollered Then I saw mommy tickle Santa Claus
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
"What's that smell!" Underneath his beard so snowy white
I don't think santa claus will mind, do you?
What a laugh it would have been
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
I farted on Santa's lap, now christmas is gonna stink for me If daddy had only seen
Just bring him through the front door
I farted on Santa's lap, now I'll get nothin' under Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night?
That's the easy thing to do
my Christmas tree I can see me now on Christmas morning
I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus
Creeping down the stairs
I asked him for a baseball Underneath the mistletoe last night
Oh what joy and what surprise
I asked him for a bat She didn't see me creep down stairs to have a peek
When I open up my eyes
I asked him for some ice skates but I'll get none of that She thought that I was tucked up in my Bedroom fast asleep
To see a hippo hero standing there
I asked him for a lot of things I'll have to do without I want a hippopotamus for christmas
'Cause when I sat on Santa's lap, I let one slip out Then I saw mommy tickle Santa Claus
Only a hippopotamus will do
Underneath his beard so snowy white
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
On Christmas Eve I snuck out of my bed without a sound What a laugh it would have been
I only like hippopotamuses
Went down to the living room just to take a look around If daddy had only seen
And hippopotamuses like me too
It was then that I saw Santa next to the Christmas tree Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night?
Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
His arms were full of presents and they were all for me Oh what a laugh it would have been
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian
He put them on a pile and got up to turn around If daddy had only seen
There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
And blew a fart with such great Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night?
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage
force our tree almost came down I can see me now on Christmas morning
And so I'll always cherish that special moment when Creeping down the stairs
I realized even old Saint Nick rips one now and then Oh what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
I farted on Santa's lap and Christmas didn't stink for me To see a hippo hero standing there
I farted on Santa's lap and Santa left I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
one on my Christmas tree Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too
B - 16 Friday, December 21 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Heritage Memory Lights
As the holidays approach we pause to remember friends and family who are no longer here with us.
We should also remember that their memory and spirit lives on through each and every one of us.
By lighting a heritage memory light in honour of our loved ones we are reminded
how brightly their memory shines on!
In MeMory of: reMeMbered by:
Fred and Lorna Wetteland Terry and Brian Foxton and family
Shawn Cooper Jack Gibbons
Vivian Hales Gary and Vonda Cranswick
Lori and Clayton Searle Rick and Di, Judy and Blake
Shawn Cooper Dave, Cheryl and Jen
Carol Robbins Husband Bob, Joyce, son Wayne, sisters Marie
and Jane.
Gary Michaluk Dianne and Andrew Michaluk
Art and Lorraine Hutton Debbie and Dennis
Art and Edith Pearson Dennis and Debbie
Jim and Gunhild Bold Daughters Esther and Evelyn and families
Allan Bold Sisters Evelyn and Esther and families
Gulbrand and Agnes Foseid Granddaughters Esther and Evelyn and families
Melvin and Alice Wade Evelyn and Esther and families
Steve and Margaret Holyk Jack, Esther and Darryl
Norman and Jean Hollings Kim, Ian, Lisa, Bryce, Sam, Katie, Thomas,
Henry and Daniel
Lennard E. Holm Janice, Bernice and Sharon
Don Hamilton Wife Rosemary and Family
Gordon and Gary Pollon Katherine and Family
Jim and Jean Spraggs Daryl and Bev Habing
Randy Spraggs Bev and Daryl Habing
Jim and Joyce Cooper Sharon, Glen, Shawn and Katelyn Rudneski
Elsie Wedgewood Harvey, Shannon, Sarah and Angie
Debbie Johnson Bowes Linda and Rick Nylen
Betty Yager Ron Yager and Family
George and Jean McLean Barry and Janice Meadows
Nick Stebeleski Wife Mabel, Family and Friends
Deborah Cooper Side Lyle and Bev Cooper and Family
Allan Side Lyle and Bev Cooper and Family
Captain Stanley Gitzel Wife Jeanne Gitzel
Jim and Margaret Templeton Daughter Jeanne Gitzel
Murray Shearer Auntie Jeanne Gitzel
Inar and Edna Strahl The Chisholms
Mark McFadden Mom and Dad
Ian Harland Darryl Holyk
Keith Cameron Joyce and Family
Ida Anne Andreychuk Larry, Glenda, Mark and Families
Family and Friends Garry and Judith MacDowall
James Allan Waddell Jack Waddell
Florence and Isaac Oakley Brian and Michele Nicholls and Family
Arnold Nicholls Brian and Michele Nicholls and Family
Erla Nicholls Brian and Michele Nicholls and Family
Wayne Currah Brian and Michele Nicholls and Family
Rixon, Neil and Jim McKinnon The McKinnon Family
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B - 17

Heritage Memory Lights
As the holidays approach we pause to remember friends and family who are no longer here with us.
We should also remember that their memory and spirit lives on through each and every one of us.
By lighting a heritage memory light in honour of our loved ones we are reminded
how brightly their memory shines on!
Jim Kingdon Margaret Kingdon and Family
Leonora Cameron Hector, Tom, Tara, Josh and Jared Cameron
Mervin and Gretta McLaughlin Cam and Sharon McLaughlin and Family
Jacqueline Lawson Kathy and Greg Lawson
Evelyn Delgaty Tom and Marie Delgaty
Dale Delgaty Tom and Marie Delgaty
Mark Cameron Mom and Dad
Jim Kingdon Ross and Janice Burnside
Christina Dickie Ross and Janice Burnside
Russell Burnside Ross and Janice Burnside
Ada Burnside Ross and Janice Burnside
Lyla Smith Malcolm Smith
Debbie Betteridge Gladys Murray and Family
Jim Murray Gladys Murray and Family
Danny Mozdzen Gary and Corinne Topham
Don Woodcock Stella and Family
Kirk Woodcock Stella and Family
Patrick Woodcock Stella and Family
Charlie and Joan Kingdon The Family
David Kingdon The Family
Bob and Doreen Lochhead The Lochhead Family
Ken Harris Ava Harris and Family
Walter Samborski Marge and Family
Nicholas Melnyk Shirley and Family
Hulda Knudson Jane, Marie and Wayne
Joan Hardwich Nieces Jane and Marie, Great Nephew Wayne
Tena and Hilmer Petersen Jane, Marie, Wayne and Bob
Connor Boyd Mom, Dad, Sara and Alex
Bill Masters Linda and Family
Rose-Anne Parrott Glenn, Bobbie and Family
Kerry Parrott Glenn, Bobbie and Family
Don McNabb Doris and Family
Beamer (Jim) Stevenson Family, Friends and wife Donna
Adolph and Emily Sillen Their family
Dwight Johnson Joyce, Diane, Lois, Kevin and Cheryl
Helen Bilcowski Jeff Bilcowski
Keith Sandstrom Jeff Bilcowski
Wilfred Ross Jeff Bilcowski
Ian Kingdon, Charlie Kingdon, Jim Kingdon Michelle, Mark and Kirk Gunderson
J.R. Boyd and Kay Boyd Gary and Louise and family
Our lost loved ones Brian and Pat Skatch
Joleen Saville Auntie Beth and Uncle Ray
B - 18 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

Christmas 1978
Minnedosa Christmas Shopping 40 Years Ago
Shorty for $5,495. If you are are available at Erickson’s memory lane to the groovy
looking for something a lit- Greenhouse, just down the 1970s and remember to
tle older, they have a 1967 street east of Chipperfield’s support the local busi-
Dodge Polara or 1968 Chev Clothing Centre. nesses which make up our
Biscayne available for $300 In the days lead- downtown shopping dis-
each. Anyone taking de- ing up to Christmas, you trict today, four decades
livery of a new, 1979 car might want to take in a later. Happy Holiday Shop-
or truck before December movie. The Lyric The- ping!
20th, 1978 will be eligible atre will be showing “The
to win a trip for two to Las Amazing Doberman” on

Pump Up
Vegas. December 21st, 22nd and
Over at Wilton 23rd. Tickets Prices: $2.50

the Cheer!
Mercury Sales Ltd. there is for adults, $2.00 for stu-
a big Year End Clearance dents and $1.25 for seniors
going on. Here we can pick and children under 12.
up a 1978 Monarch for As we close out
$5,595, a 1977 Maverick for this seventies shopping
$4,195 or a 1976 Montego spree here are a few more
for $3,595. businesses that were thriv-
If you are thinking ing and jiving in Minnedo-
of a really big-ticket item sa during the disco decade:
for Christmas, such as a Jacobsen’s 4-10 Esso Ser-
new home, you can check vice, Lin-Del’s Restaurant,
the listings of Minnedosa Dowsett’s Diner, Penner’s May the joy of this
real estate agents; Weir Bakery, Stan’s Cleaners, holiday season lift
Realty, R.D. Stewart, Orr Bayes Equipment, Alexan- your spirits and
By DARRYL HOLYK mix for 95 cents as well as snow boots, curling boots,
fill you with happiness!
H ello again, Minnedosa
Christmas shoppers.
It’s that time of the year
a jar of olives at 99 cents,
canned mushrooms – two
for 99 cents and canned
purses, hand bags, travel
bags, diaper bags and a
whole lot more!
Real Estate or McCaf-
frey Realty. A lot of great
properties available with
der’s Pharmacy, Kendosa
Engine Parts and Auto
Supplies, Chicken Delight,
January 2019 Promo - For the
month of January buy a 6
once again when we travel apple sauce at three for 99 Let’s see what we all the latest decorating Gay-Lynn Fashions, Lee’s month membership get an
back in time to check out cents. can find as gift ideas for fads – gaudy wallpaper or Restaurant, Inspirational additional month free.
what the Minnedosa busi- While on the topic those guys on our Christ- wood panelling, deep shag Fabrics, Robinson Store,
ness district had to offer of food, remember that The mas list. The Minnedosa carpeting, tufted leather/ Dave’s Gulf Service, Roco Second Promo: If you buy or
in years past. This year, we Voyageur Restaurant, with Consumers Co-op Service vinyl bars and appliances Service, Zekes Jewellers, renew a membership you will
are travelling back to 1978, the big red pointed hat on Station and Self-Serve Gas in shades of avocado, har- Masters Autobody, Pete’s receive a free protein shaker.
the year Ye Old Editor was its roof, is having a Boxing Bar has “Christmas gifts vest gold or brown! Barbering, Minnedosa
born. Day Special so that you he will appreciate” such For that teenager Furniture, Bennett’s Fab-
Let’s get out our don’t have to do any cook- as 10 amp battery Char- in your life, they will prob- rics, Cliff’s Hair Styling
Christmas shopping list ing the day after Christ- gers for $25.75, seat covers ably appreciate some new and Barbering and Terra
and start with that much mas. Their menus includes for $10.95 of Co-op snow- equipment to play their Implements.
needed staple – our Christ- your choice of stuffed roast mobile oil for $1.09. groovy, funky sounds on. I hope you
mas dinner. We have three turkey for $4.20, ham steak Lane’s Lumber Whether it’s an eight-track enjoyed our trip down
grocery stores to patron- with pineapple ring for Supply Ltd has a wide se- player, record player or
ize – Minnedosa Consum- $4.00, salmon steak with lection of Christmas gift cassette player you can
ers Co-op, Boyd’s IGA and lemon butter sauce for specials for the handy man check out the machines
J.A. Burgess and Sons Solo $4.10 or pork cutlets with as does Barry Delmage at available at groovy Minne-
Store. Let’s start at the Bur- gravy for $3.95. These or- MacLeods. Barry informs dosa Sights and Sounds,
gess store as it is one of ders all include a tossed us that his new shipment the local Radio Shack
Minnedosa’s oldest busi- salad, soup or juice, tea or of toys has arrived! He is dealer. They also have
nesses. Advertised specials coffee. also having an Automatic RCA ColorTrack 25” con-
in their “Pre-Christmas Following your Washer and Dryer Sale. If sole televisions on sale for
Sale of Foods” include Boxing Day supper, head you are looking for an up- $799.95.
turkeys at $1,29 a pound, over to the Legion Hall grade or in case your laun- To make your
12 ounce cranberry sauce where the Minnedosa dry service breaks down home look spectacular for
for 59 cents, Ritz crackers Bombers are hosting a over the holidays, stop by the holidays let’s drop in at
for 69 cents and Jello jelly dance. Tickets are $2.50 MacLeods and pick up a KB Ceramics and Flowers.

powder at four for one dol- each. Hotpoint washer for $380 They have a large selection
lar. Now, let’s hop across Next on our list – or a Hotpoint dryer for of cut flowers, Christmas
to the west side of Main some clothing items! For $259. corsages, poinsettias, aza-

Street for some “Festive her, we can browse the Now, if you are leas, potted mums, tropic-
Food Specials” at the IGA. racks at Hainstock’s Fash- looking for a bigger, more al plants, terrariums, dish
Here, we can pick up one ions for pants, blazers and expensive purchase for the gardens and permanent
pound of Blue Ribbon cof- shirts cozy velour tops and holidays, such as maybe a Christmas table centre-
fee for $2.89, bacon $1.49 a bottoms. Over at Hain- new car or truck – Minne- pieces and swags.
pound, tomatoes 39 cents stock’s Men’s Wear they dosa has a good selection Of course, before As we turn the page to another holiday season, we’d like
a pound or a box of Low- are advertising cozy Cald- of new and used vehicles to we wrap up, we need to to take a moment to thank you, our loyal readers for your
ney’s chocolates for $2.99. well sweaters by Knit-Rite choose from. Ted Temple pick up a Christmas tree trust and support. We hope this Christmas delivers
The rest of the items on Mills of Winnipeg. Hain- Chev-Olds Ltd. has a wide which we can take home all the good news you’ve been hoping for and more.
our list can be picked up at stock’s offer free gift wrap- selection of “gifts that go on the roof of our wood- Happy Holidays!
the Co-op Shopping Cen- ping, early lay-a-way and great in the family garage”. panel-sided station wagon!
tre where there is a “Santa
Savings” sale underway.
gift certificates.
At Step-A-Bout
Some of the deals available
include a 1978 Caprice for
A variety of Christmas trees
including Scotch Pine,
The Minnedosa Tribune
Let’s get ten one ounce Shoes there is a wide var- $7,400, 1977 Monte Carlo BC Fir or local Spruce,
along with potted plants
Darryl, Heather and Karen
packets of hot chocolate iety of slippers, non-slip for $5,286 or a 1977 Chev
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From Our Home to Yours,

Wishing you a season filled
with every little happiness,
Thank you for being such great
customers and friends!

Christmas is coming, and we can hardly contain our excitement!
We hope the magic of the season fills you with a similar sense of
wonder, and treats you to nothing but the best. Thanks for
May the wonder At the holidays and sweetening our year with your visits. Merry Christmas!
and beauty of the always, we thank you Minnedosa Chiropractic Centre
115-3 Main Street South
season surround for your trust in us, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0
you and fill your and we wish you all
heart with joy. the best.

Modern Looks
Minnedosa Funeral

Smile, It’s
Thanks to all of our
valued patients for
making our year so
Wishing You All the Ingredients merry and bright
with your visits. We
of a Merry Christmas! really appreciate
your trust in us, and
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you we wish you the
for your patronage. happiest of holidays!
At the holidays and all year,
it’s a pleasure serving folks like you!

Kim’s Quality Foods Minnedosa Dental Clinic
Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year Ho-Ho-Hope It’s Happy!
from the
R.M. of Oakview

R.M. of Oakview.indd 1 11/20/2018 10:54:10 AM

We’re all revved up to wish you a merry Christmas powered
by faith, family, friendship and joy. Wherever you are, whatever you do,
we wish you peace and happiness too.
Big thanks to all of our valued customers for your trust in us. And when the holiday season is through,
We’re all aglow with gratitude for great Merry Christmas, everyone! may the joyful spirit remain with you!
customers and friends like you!
We wish you a merry Christmas, Adam, Erin and Staff at At the holidays and always,
we appreciate kind customers
and we look forward to
serving you again in 2019!
Lakeside Septic Services
like you, and we wish you
a very merry Christmas! Ron Main
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Wherever you may wonder
Wherever you may roam...
there will always be a place for you
when you get back home;
A place where people know your name,
And acknowledge you at this holiday!
“We wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that everyone
is able to enjoy this Christmas with family and friends.
May this Christmas season be a special one that is
filled with peace and joy for you. Merry Christmas
and our best wishes to you in 2019.”

The Mayor, Council
and Staff of the
Town of Minnedosa