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Battlefords News Optimist

Centennial cookbook at the printers

Due to the stormy weather March 2, the Waseca 100th Anniversary Committee met Thursday evening, March 3 at the community centre. Upcoming fundraisers, the bingos, walkathon and Mother's Day tea were discussed.

Residents celebrate 65th anniversary

Well, February may be the shortest month but it seemed to me to be the coldest. I guess it was those windy days. Anyway, it's often said, if you live in Saskatchewan our topic of conversation tends to be around the weather, good or bad.

Self snuffing fire damages restaurant

A self extinguishing fire had North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services responding to an alarm at Riganato's Steak and Rib House early Saturday morning.
A Titanic day I'll never forget

A Titanic day I'll never forget

In Grade 7, I had to give my first speech. What on Earth would I talk about for a whole three minutes? It would be an eternity. This is a serious decision for a 12-year-old. At least I thought so at the time. Therefore, I would reach into the past.

Battlefords playoff runs draw to a close

Midget AA Barons The Barons live for another round in Centre Four Hockey League action. The Barons went up against Meadow Lake Friday and Sunday in the consolation playoffs and lost game one 5-3 in Meadow Lake.

Friday busy for NBFES

The sirens were howling Friday as North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services were called out to two vehicle crashes and one fire alarm. The fire alarm turned out to be false.
Football opportunities open up for aboriginals

Football opportunities open up for aboriginals

After recognizing Saskatchewan had an untapped demographic as far as football talent goes, Kelly Bates, a guard who played with the Edmonton Eskimos last season, wanted to change that.

Concern for Youth seeking funds

Concern for Youth was before North Battleford city council Feb. 28 to seek more money for its organization.

How many loaves have you?

The first Friday in March is special around the world. The annual World Day of Prayer reaches across the lines of denominations and into more than 170 countries. This year the program was prepared by the women of Chile.

When North Battleford was powered by steam

Approximately 100 yards west of the North Battleford railway overpass and a few yards south of the railway tracks, on a rise overlooking the old Gregory Park stone walls and Territorial Drive West, shards and pieces of a century-old cement floor and