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Maidstone and District News: U15 hockey team claims two titles

Bloomer’s Greenhouse set to open April 27.

MAIDSTONE — Sincere condolences are extended to Ron Carlson on the sudden passing of his beloved wife, Christine on March 29 at home. Christine was a devoted member of Grace Community Church, Maidstone Museum and Maidstone Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She will be missed by many. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.

As another year comes to a close, Maidstone Arena Board has one more shout-out to make. Jeff Watt and Intercore have been taking the ice out year after year and their efforts are very much appreciated.

Maidstone Legion Hall was hopping last Thursday night at the Kin Club Family Dance. The great turnout, music, prizes and even a visit from the Easter bunny made for a rockin’ evening. Thank you to the Kin Club for providing another fun event to our community.

The Legion Club Room’s Chase the Ace weekly winner was Kim Gerbig taking home $394.00 (20 per cent of sales). He didn’t find the ace so the jackpot this week will be about $7,500 (30 per cent of sales). It’s also time for the monthly 50/50 draw so there will be lots of excitement for Thursday. The club room will be holding a cornhole tournament at the end of April – watch for posters. Sign up at the club room – only the first 32 entries get in. Before we know it, the club room will be closed until fall so be sure to take in Wing Wednesday while you can.

Congratulations to the U15 Maidstone/Turtleford hockey team who are proudly hanging two new banners in the arena. In a modified best-of-three series against Lashburn/Neilburg, they won the STEP League U15 banner March 27 at Turtleford. Competing in the Saskatchewan Hockey U15 C Provincials, they won the first game in Maidstone against Redvers Rockets on March 23 and in the second game on March 30 they bested Redvers 4 to 3 for a modified best-of-three. There was fantastic support in Redvers with two coach buses of players, family, friends and fans plus others making the seven-hour drive separately. The team thanks everyone for a huge fan presence all season. (from information submitted by Jayne Hutchison)

Maidstone Bowling Alley has only two weeks of league bowling remaining. Last week’s league-high singles were: Ladies’ Afternoon – Brenda Reifferscheid 179, Esther Jesse 178, Kathy Ballan 173; Golden Age – Keith Milner 204, Doreen Hope 199, Walter Kohuch 141, Linda Sewell 127; Business League – Ryan Donovan 230, Jeff Watt 226, James Croke 220, Melissa Paton 215, Carley James 193, Jacquie Donovan 181. Awards presentation will be April 20.

Bloomer’s Greenhouse in Maidstone is gearing up for the season and will open on Saturday, April 27. Locally owned and operated by Kara Wakefield and family, Bloomer’s offers a variety of annual and perennial flowers and vegetables. If you don’t have a green thumb, here’s the perfect answer: bring in your clean empty pots, tell them what you want in them and they’ll create beautiful custom planters for you.

March went out like a lamb and brought warmer weather this week. I hope families have been able to enjoy some of the school Spring Break together.


Tuesdays 2 to 3 p.m. - Free chair yoga at Maidstone Seniors’ Centre (no mat needed)

Saturday, April 6 - Milleton Community Hall Spring Fling Dance 8 p.m.

Friday, April 12 - Deadline for Wilton Outdoor Soccer registration (in Lashburn but all welcome). RAMP link