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Battlefords News Optimist

Happenings around the apartment

Lil and Milt McMillan are proud great-grandparents to a grandson, Chace Griffin Anderson, a son for Lorraine and Carl Anderson of Lashburn. Duncan MacEachern of Marsden spent last Sunday visiting with me.

Pot of gold a welcome windfall

Chaylene Bear had her scratch 'n' win lottery ticket for more than a week before discovering it was a $10,000 winner. The North Battleford resident purchased a $3 Bingo Pot of Gold ticket from Foodland. She scratched the ticket the following day.
Daylight dilemma

Daylight dilemma

Ah yes, spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where all the birdees is A poet I may not be but, I needed a catchy line to help put a smile to a face that absolutely goes *sigh!@#!&* when in March and September we must revisit Daylight Savings

Another day, another million dollars

With just $1.8 million between them and their goal of $10 million, the Raise the Roof! CUPlex fundraising comittee is planning another "million dollar day.
Rockin' the Battle River

Rockin' the Battle River

The annual Women's Battle River Rocker bonspiel packed the Battleford Curling Club last weekend, with 12 teams taking part. Although there were definitely some serious games, the ample laughter showed that girls really do know how to have fun.
Deep, deep as the ocean

Deep, deep as the ocean

I've always been fascinated with the landscape under the ocean. As a kid I envisioned it as a massive playing field - flat, sandy and obstacle free.
Hockey season ends with a hat trick

Hockey season ends with a hat trick

Another hockey season has come to an end and for our senior Three Stars, not as they had hoped with the league championship going to St. Walburg. However, the Junior Three Stars came home with a hat trick in the STEP League this year.
Breaking the gang chains

Breaking the gang chains

"Someone told me it's hard to soar like an eagle when you're hangin' with chickens. We're all eagles here. So don't hang with no chickens.
Birch set to stand tall in Lac La Biche

Birch set to stand tall in Lac La Biche

One of the best Battlefords North Stars players in the past three seasons has left the Battlefords and is set for a new college hockey experience.

Inappropriate tune mars hockey experience

Dear editor, I was on my first trip to Battleford on March 16, to attend a midget AA playoff hockey game, and was appalled to hear the Battleford fellow in charge of the music playing Happy Trails loudly on the speakers while a 16-year-old boy was do