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Battlefords News Optimist

Angling for top awards

Redberry Wildlife Federation held its annual banquet and awards night March 12 in Blaine Lake with over 160 in attendance. The annual event recognizes those members who achieved success in hunting and angling in 2010.

795 head sold

Spiritwood Stockyards handled 795 head March 9. Steers weighing 300 to 400 pounds had a high price of $1.73 with an average of $1.54; 400 to 500 had a high price of $1.78 with an average of $1.67; 500 to 600 had a high price of $1.

Family - but not just by blood or marriage

Ed, my neighbour next door, has often told me the only best friend you can count on is a dog. "A dog is loyal and true," claims Ed. "A human friend is like a family member in that they will let you down sooner or later.

Rescue tools get a workout

North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services personnel put their rescue equipment to work at two recent crashes in the city. Monday, extraction was required when two vehicles collided at the intersection of 100th Street and Territorial Drive.

Museum meeting draws 32 delegates

The spring meeting of the Northwest Museums Association was hosted by members of the Rabbit Lake Museum May 3. Members were welcomed by Ruth Hrynewich at the seniors' centre.

Beaver Lakes final series swept

Another hockey league is done for the season. The Beaver Lakes Hockey League, which includes teams from Big River, Glaslyn, Leoville, St. Louis, Shellbrook and Whitefish ended Saturday, as St. Louis beat the Glaslyn North Stars.

PA Parkland sews up surgical goals

The Prince Albert Parkland Regional Health Authority board of directors received a report about the region's efforts to meet surgical wait time and volume targets at its regular board meeting March 9 in Prince Albert. Dr.
Victorious vaginas

Victorious vaginas

The first presentation of the Vagina Monologues in the Battlefords raised $5,600 in two performances.

Madness continues in Northwest Saskatchewan

The battles for the provincial basketball titles are heating up and all divisions in Saskatchewan are down to the sweet 16.

World Day of Prayer observed

Anglican Minister Reverend Beverly Brown of Saskatoon was the quest speaker at the World Day of Pray service March 4 at Maymont Seniors' Center. Rev.Brown's theme was "The Lords Prayer." A collection of $50.