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Battlefords News Optimist

Provincial ball season is here

It is that time of year, the time of year when all the ball teams in the area wrap up their regular league play and focus on zones and provincials.

Response to severe weather continues

Efforts continue to provide relief for those affected by the wave of bad weather that hit Saskatchewan last week.
Secrets to successful weight control

Secrets to successful weight control

Many people struggle at controlling their weight. Diet after diet is attempted, many unsuccessfully. Here are some easy tips to get you started on a weight loss plan that will actually work.

Woman pulled from car wreck

A woman has been transported to Royal University Hospital following a rollover on Highway 16 Tuesday. The rollover happened around 11:10 a.m. near Fielding, about eight kilometres east of Maymont.
Dutchak family donates gazebo in honour of parents

Dutchak family donates gazebo in honour of parents

June 27 was a significant day for Blaine Lake Library, Blaine Lake town and the Dutchak family. The bright sunny day complemented the occasion as many local residents gathered to honour the late Mike and Ida Dutchak with a dedication ceremony.
Museums an opportunity to reflect

Museums an opportunity to reflect

There is something about a museum that always leads to a story, and another and another. Being surrounded by rescued buildings, old objects and dusty relics stirs up the mind and old tales.
Jehovah! Jehovah! Volunteers erect church expansion

Jehovah! Jehovah! Volunteers erect church expansion

The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses is undergoing some much needed renovations and additions this week after merging two congregations last year. The Battlefords Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses' build began in early June.

All managers are not created equally

A couple weeks ago, as MLB's inter-league play began it's merciful end, the Dodgers hosted the rubber match of a hotly contested three game series against the New York Yankees.
Minor baseball team's regular seasons come to an end with a blast

Minor baseball team's regular seasons come to an end with a blast

At some point in their lives, every baseball player has dreamt of hitting a walk-off home run in a championship game. A Battlefords Bantam Crackmaster Beaver had the opportunity to do that and made the most of it.

NSRBL teams continue to clinch playoff spots

The Lloydminster Meridian Twins remain perfect in the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League after winning 18-0 in Edam. The Twins were up early and showed no mercy as they dropped Edam to 2-8 on the season. The Twins are 12-0.