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Borden and District News: Action Bowl tourney draws 11 teams

Fraud topic of latest health talk.

BORDEN — Winning at Borden Friendship Club bingo on March 20t were Jim Olinyk, Carla Pain (Radisson), Ed Rawlyk, Lorraine Olinyk (2), John Desrosier, Sandra Long, Jean Brooke, Marilyn Tallmadge (Langham) and Martha Rempel. There were over 20 present and the last one for the season is April 17 in the Club Room at 7 p.m.

On Good Friday, St. John’s Anglican held a special service at 11 a.m. followed by hot cross buns and cheese. The Riverbend Fellowship held a brunch at 10 a.m. followed by the service. Both churches held regular Easter Sunday services. Monday, April 8, a soup, bun and cookie luncheon will be held in St. John’s Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., by donation, and the proceeds will go to the Borden flower barrels.

Action Bowl had a tournament in March with 11 teams playing. First place went to the High Rollers – Ian, Mandy, BJ and Shaun. In second were The Blue Ballers – Ian, Mandy, Shawn and Christopher and third place went to Clayton Farms – Neil, Vicky, Brock and Brady. Recording highest team score were the High Rollers and BJ had the highest individual score. Getting turkeys (three strikes in a row) were Ian (2), Rhonda, BJ, Shaun, Neil and Brock.

Borden Friendship Club held their monthly potluck supper on Thursday, March 28 in the Borden Community Centre with 35 members and four guests present to enjoy a great variety of dishes. Ed Neufeld gave the blessing and after the meal named the March birthdays with only three present. Blowing out the candles on the delicious chocolate cake were Martha Rempel, Helke Van Der Wahl and Terry Petriew.

Sandra Long described a bus trip to the Barn Playhouse the club members may take in December instead of a Christmas supper and by a show of hands it was decided to pursue this further. After supper Ed Neufeld told a few jokes and then introduced the guest speaker for the evening – Ruth Peters of Waldheim — who spoke on frauds and scams. She cited many instances where people have been scammed and gave details of Ponzi and pyramid scams. She said to be cautious of the grandparent scam regarding needy children or grandchildren. Types of fraud are credit card, debit card, e-mail, money transfer, identity theft, lottery and charity frauds plus many more to watch for. If in doubt contact the Canadian Securities Administration (photo)

Once a month the Borden Health Centre has a health talk and on March 28, Amanda Rempel spoke on financial predators and how to be protected from elder abuse. She spoke on scams – romance, extortion, grandparent/emergency, service, internet, money transfer, charity, prize, investment, medical and identity crimes, She identified the signs of a scam and how to reduce the risk. She talked about what to do if you have fallen victim to any scam and gave a list of resources. Handouts were available and can be obtained from the health centre. The next health talk will be April 18 at 1:30 p.m.

The Borden Co-op has added a liquor outlet at the hardware store with new workers hired under GM Robbie Schmidt – Shawna, Natalie, Travis, Howie, Krysta and Hayden. With this added feature they have new store hours – Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. On their opening day March 28, they gave away toques or fishing lures with every purchase. The grocery store hours are the same except Saturday they are open until 5:30 p.m. and, unless a Monday or Friday holiday, the grocery store is open on Sundays – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. A grand opening will be May 25 when the Borden Lions have an outdoor flea market on the streets in Borden.