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Battlefords News Optimist

Arts board pumps $28,000 into NW projects

Two North Battleford schools, Cando Community School and a Paynton artist have been awarded a total of $28,000 in grants by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

City cracks down on drivers running barricades

The City of North Battleford is fed up with drivers who insist on driving around safety barricades. City officials indicate those who drive around barricades will have their driver information forwarded to the RCMP.

PotashCorp donation will go a long way: Hall

A million dollar contribution to Saskatchewan's food banks by PotashCorp is being welcomed by food banks all across the province, including the Battlefords.

Creeds and concepts

On a surviving patch of ancient grassland not far from my home is a place where two artists live and create. The three principal structures on the site are former churches.

Swift Mount members host raffle

Happy New Year from Swift Mount Light Horse 4-H Club Unit One. We ended 2010 and began 2011 with a bang. The Unit One members have been busy with project meetings, making halters and developing their record books. Dec. 11, we had our Christmas party.

Despite irregularities, CU vote stands

Despite reports of voter tampering and an RCMP investigation connected to last week's credit union merger vote at Synergy Credit Union, the results stand.

Library offers a warm place to hole up

As the intemperate, gloomy, dark days of winter continue to curtail the activities of many individuals, the Medstead Library is offering a wealth of warmth to those traversing its portals.

Kindness and shortfalls

A hearty thank you to the First Nations couple who gave me a ride to the funeral home one cold windy day. A man from the funeral home opened the truck door and said, "It's very slippery here, hold onto my arm.

Seniors host Valentine's lunch

Maymont Seniors' Center is having a soup and sandwich day Monday, Feb. 14. Take your sweetheart out for lunch. Maymont Memorial Hall Valentine dance is Saturday, Feb. 12. Doors and a cash bar open at 8 p.m.
What to eat, when and why when you're working out

What to eat, when and why when you're working out

It's a common question around the gym, "What should I eat before my workout?" and "What about after?" It is an important thing to consider when you are looking for maximum gains from your workout.