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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
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Christmas!  

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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

Merry
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.

Christmas!
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?
Kallie
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?
Inc.
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
Tower?
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.)
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Hope Your Christmas
Is the Height of
Happiness
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
instructions on the fresh and water it dai- Recalls and Safety jewellery) stay se- clothing.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year,
and we’re so grateful to be
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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
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We"re 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.
Upholstering
May the pure joy of
Christmastime flourish all
Rick Taylor
around you and in your
heart this season.
204-867-7551
We wish you and yours a
very Merry Christmas and a
happy and properous 2019.
Ski-sons
Our best wishes for a Greetings
Merry Christmas and a
Husky Energy
Minnedosa Happy New Year!
Ethanol Plant Thanks for your support friends.
Management BOYD TRUCKING
& 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
Grow,
Let it
Grow.
Let it With Our Thanks,
Happy
Grow!
The Board of Directors,
May the joyful spirit of the season fill your heart and home
Management and Staff of

Holidays!
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
December 25 – 26 Closed
and more. Best wishes from our home to yours!
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Thanks to all of our friends and clients for making 2018
an outstanding year for us. We owe our success to your loyal
support, and we wish you and yours a very happy holiday!

Birch
Construction

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
E-mail gregnesbittmla@mymts.net
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B - 11

Happy
Howlidays

As we gear up for
Christmas, we’d like to
share our thanks and best
wishes with you, our valued
customers and friends
Frosty
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
best.

Happy Holidays!
Rosie’s
Country
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

deer
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
Perfect
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.

Hillside
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
204-868-5358
& 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
Ingredients
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
Instructions
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.

Season’s
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-

Readings!
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
The Minnedosa Tribune Friday, December 21, 2018 B - 19

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
204-867-5290
you and fill your and we wish you all
heart with joy. the best.

Modern Looks
Minnedosa Funeral
Services

Smile, It’s
Christmas!
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

Warmest
Wishes
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
B - 20 Friday, December 21, 2018 The Minnedosa Tribune

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.”

From
The Mayor, Council
and Staff of the
Town of Minnedosa