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Maidstone and District News: Firefighters honoured for long service

Fire threat drops, but burning permits still required.

MAIDSTONE — Congratulations to Vera Valliere of Paynton who turned 95 years of age on May 11. Vera preferred not having a big party but many family members and friends called, sent wishes or visited Vera to celebrate and share a beautiful cake marking her milestone birthday.

To show appreciation for their dedication to the community, Maidstone Waseca and District Fire board chairman Laurie Wakefield presented plaques to two fire department members who reached their five-year anniversary as volunteers. Thank you, Alexander Pompu and Tyler Fritz for your service.

Although the partial fire ban has been lifted for our area, if you want to do a burn, please contact the RM office for a permit. Only small burns that will burn up in a day should be done – leave the bigger projects until winter.

Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H club met on May 6 at Milleton Hall, starting by pitching in to clean up the hall grounds followed by a yummy potluck supper and the monthly general meeting. The club questionnaire night and record book hand-in will be May 16 at 7 p.m. at Milleton Hall. Achievement day set-up is May 25 at 1 p.m. at Milleton Hall. Everyone is invited to attend the club’s annual achievement day on May 26 with indoor demonstrations starting at 12:30 p.m. and the outdoor show to follow. Please join us as we celebrate our members’ accomplishments of the 4-H year. Maidstone Gully Multiple will also be attending Lloydminster 4-H Expo the weekend of June 1-3. Archery members will practice their target shooting skills on June 1; multi displays, canine projects and bench judging projects will be showcased June 2; beef and sheep projects will be June 2-3. Record books will also be on display Sunday. Club awards night will be held June 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper. (by Logan Gerlinsky)

Maidstone Health Care Auxiliary held a Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale at the seniors’ centre Thursday, May 9 with about 60 people attending. Each table had a small pot of fresh flowers and one person from every table took the flowers home. Thank you to all who came out, those who baked and donated to the bake table, and all the members who volunteered their time to serve the guests. Proceeds are spent to enhance health care in our community.

Waseca Community Centre welcomed about 70 people for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch May 12. The children had fun out on the playground and were happy to see Kaiden Tuplin’s new lambs. Do It Again Ranch arrived with their horses and wagon about 1 p.m. and plenty took in the wagon rides with many hopping on and off around town. Door prize winners were: Co-op basket - Emmett Johnson; Elliott Insurance two bottles of wine – Trish Markevich; Himalayan Spa package – Sandra Sutherland; Doug Wichman cement toy statues – Aubry Markevich, Lane Mosher, Saint Noble; Doug Wichman lattice – Donna Vallier, Rochelle Noble. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success.

Last week was not the best weather but we really needed the rain and Maidstone Disc Golf was able to go ahead anyway. Leading averages are now: Tier 1 Kohl Woolford -6, Matt Sayers -6; Tier 2 Brendan Donovan +2, Andrew Williams +2; Tier 3 Cody Garnham +10. Drawn winners were Brendan Donovan, Cody Garnham and Chase James. It looks like there’s some healthy competition out there.


Friday, May 17 - Standard Hill Lakers gazebo opening at Silver Lake starting at 4 p.m.