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Battlefords News Optimist

Soccer season ends

Another Battlefords senior soccer season is in the books and the trophies and awards were handed out in mid-August. After winning the league, The Little Pine Ladies were upset in the championship tournament by the Athletics.

Major donation to curling component

The Credit Union CU Plex project has received another financial boost, this time towards the curling facility. Dr. Ralph and Barbara Hall have stepped forward with a donation of $100,000 for the project.
Artists get exposure at festival

Artists get exposure at festival

An innovative art exhibition ran alongside the Wild Blueberry Festival in St. Walburg Aug. 28.
Ride for Dad passes through Battlefords

Ride for Dad passes through Battlefords

While many people flocked to North Battleford for Northwest Territorial Days, another group of people were in the Battlefords for another reason Aug. 20.

Policing the puck

The Battlefords will be hosting the 2011 Saskatchewan Law Enforcement Hockey Tournament. The tournament will take place Jan. 13 to 14, with games being played in both the Civic Centre in North Battleford and the Battleford Arena in Battleford.

CUPlex committee meets

Members of the Multipurpose Facility Fundraising Committee met Wednesday to update their progress in their campaign to raise money for the Credit Union CU Plex.

My eye is on the Steelers in the NFL's AFC

Lots of folks want to write off the Steelers just because Big Ben will be missing the first four weeks, but they won't be facing many Super Bowl contenders and remain the only real alternative to Indianapolis to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

Best views in the province

Dylan Smith got his first set of wheels when he was only four. His first set of bicycle wheels, that is. Since then, the Regina student has continuously pushed himself to be the best. "I've always been competitive on my bike," he said.

Weekend checkstop drive

Between Sept. 2 and 7, the North Battleford Regional Traffic Services will be conducting a series of checkstops and roving patrols. The checkstops will take place in the Battleford, Spiritwood, Meadow Lake, Cut Knife and Onion Lake areas.
Attaining goals means accepting change

Attaining goals means accepting change

So, I walked into my financial advisor's office the other day to get advice on how to save $5,000 over the next six months.