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Battlefords News Optimist

Facility a legacy for the future

Dear Editor I support the concept of the multiplex and am pleased construction has begun. In a perfect world, many more sources would have financially contributed and we may not have had to borrow as much, or work so diligently at fundraising.

Auxiliary notes

The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary No. 142, assisted by the men, held a cribbage and kaiser tournament Jan. 22. Although there weren't many players, an enjoyable afternoon was shared. Beef on a bun was available and was very good.

Talking their way into the medals

A North Battleford Comprehensive High School debate team participated in a debate at Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon Jan. 14 and brought home a few medals.

Card tournament enjoyed

Julia Borzel stopped by to visit Marilyn Smith on her way back from St. Walburg, where she visited her mom. Sunday, Ted Kennedy of Lloydminster visited with his mom, Theresa Kennedy.
Shooting for gold

Shooting for gold

The Battle River Archer's Club went to Lethbridge, Alta. Jan. 21 to 23, intent on winning and they didn't disappoint.

Crimes against persons up

Crimes against persons and property in the town of Battleford are on the rise, according to a report presented to town council. Staff Sgt. Phil Wilson attended the Jan.

Winter birds spotted by other watchers

We are once again experiencing some lovely weather with temperatures just below zero and no wind. I mentioned that winter birds were not abundant up until now.
We've become an iFamily

We've become an iFamily

When Apple announced its last quarter's earnings recently, one figure stood out - how many iPhones are sold every day.

Under the B

Bingo was played at Maidstone Drop In Centre Jan. 5 with very few attending due to another seniors' event being held at the same time. Margaret MacEachern did the calling as we played only half as many games as usual.

And the survey says

While far from scientific, a poll has a message of some kind for city council when it meets Feb. 7 to discuss the next stage of the CUPlex project.