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Maidstone and District News: Athletes set sights on provincials

Battle River Athletic Association hosts track meet.
Maidstone High School’s record-breaking athletes during the 2024 BRAA track meet May 21 and 22: are Tristan, Alyssa, Ben and Olivia.

MAIDSTONE — Congratulations to Maidstone High School athletes who broke records during the Battle River Athletic Association track meet on Tuesday and Wednesday last week: Tristan – junior quad – 800 metre and long jump; Alyssa – bantam – 200 m; Ben – intermediate – 100 m hurdles; Olivia – junior quad – 100 m, 200 m, long jump and overall points award. They will compete at districts in Meadow Lake this week where the top three will advance to provincials.

Maidstone High School graduation 2024 was celebrated on May 24. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families. We’ll have a picture, names of grads and a list of awards next week.

Week 4 for Maidstone Disc Golf welcomed a couple more new players. Top averages for this week: Tier 1 -8 Matt Sayers; Tier 2 +0.25 Brendan Donovan; Tier 3 +14 Brad Lejeune. Drawn winners were Steven Frerichs and James Croke.

A multitude of community sales last Saturday had shoppers bustling from one address to another for deals. How could one possibly take in over 25 garage sales as well as score goodies at Silver Lake Market, watch ball tournaments in Maidstone and at Silver Lake, see the Comets honouring ceremony (more on it next week), enjoy lunch at the co-op charity barbeque and nab some of the lush plants at Bloomers? What a workout.

The summer market at Silver Lake had a terrific startup with lots of out-of-town visitors. From hot sauce to goats, baking, homemade crafts, crocheted doll clothes, pet treats and pet care (nail trims and grooming), there was something for everyone. Due to events happening nearby this weekend (Party in the Pasture and Marshall Days), the market will not be open this week but will proceed on Saturday, June 8.

Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Achievement Day on Sunday, May 26 was a resounding success. After a week of rainy weather, the club was blessed with a sunny day. Thank you to Eleanor Pegg for opening the event, all the sponsors and the crowd of spectators who came out. Project displays and record books were proof of the hard work members put in all year. Indoor and outdoor demonstrations showcased the versatility of the club’s youth in a wide variety of projects. Thank you to the judges: Archery – Chad and Dawn Kinchen, Beef – Chance Jurke, Canine – Tanya Kenyon, Cloverbuds – Maxine Johner, Coffee Club – Chad and Dawn Kinchen, Lighthorse – Anya Kuziw, Movies and Munchies – Kathy Tucker, Photography – Maxine Johner, Sewing – Linda Rodh, Sheep – Wendy Reece, Small Engines – Pat McLaren, Record Books – Heather Thompson and Rhiannon Hanson. No matter what placing they received, all the 4-H members, leaders and families are to be commended for a job well done. Good luck at Expo in Lloydminster June 1 to 3.