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Battlefords News Optimist

Slide show features local landscape

Kaiser was played at the Maidstone Drop In Centre on Valentine's Day with a small turnout. Lunch was provided by Lil McMillan. Winners of prize draws were Dorothy Schwartz and Milt McMillan. Bingo was played Feb. 16 with a good crowd in attendance.

Tuned into the Scotties

Chloe and Lee Burt held a sleepover with Great-grandma Norma Lott. Last week was a holiday from school, so they had a chance to visit. Some of the apartment ladies are staying in where it is warm and watching the Tournament of Hearts curling.
Lessons from the Sea: Cut the ropes

Lessons from the Sea: Cut the ropes

Did I happen to mention that fishing from the dock is one thing but fishing for the big stuff means cutting loose from the wharf and heading out to open water? As obvious as it sounds, it takes a deliberate act to untie the ropes and face the waves.
Gambling on a warm break in Vegas

Gambling on a warm break in Vegas

I have to say, in recent years, I have been mighty jealous of co-workers who went south for a week in the winter. After 11 years of marriage, my wife and I never seemed to be able to do something like that.

Brett Wilson leaving Dragons' Den

Battlefords-area fans of CBC's Dragons' Den will not be happy to hear that local boy-turned-Dragon, W. Brett Wilson, will be leaving the Den.
Budding scientists compete

Budding scientists compete

From the classic volcano to creeping mold, École Père Mercure had an eruption of science projects last week, with students preparing for provincial competition.

Money transfer services can be fraudulent

The Commercial Crime and Fraud Sections with the Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission and RCMP "F " Division have joined forces to promote March as Fraud Awareness Month to Saskatchewan residents
Radisson sinks Blues in double-OT

Radisson sinks Blues in double-OT

It took more than 60 minutes of hockey for the Radisson Wheat Kings to finish off the Battleford Beaver Blues and advance to the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League finals.
Auctioneers inducted into hall of honour

Auctioneers inducted into hall of honour

Auctioneers are an integral part of the history of the province. Farm and household auctions used to be the norm but today, auctions have expanded to include real estate, antiques and estates, commercial industrial, heavy equipment and charities.

Orolow riders take home cash prizes

Orolow Church northeast of Borden held a snowmobile rally Feb.19 with over 120 riders taking part. Top prize of $900 went to Rodger Pederson of Blaine Lake. Other winners were Aaron Gross of Saskatoon $540 and Evelyn Paulson of Langham $360.