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Borden and District News: Radisson hosts service of remembrance

James Usselman elected to RM of Great Bend council.
Participating in a Remembrance Day service in Radisson: front row - Lisa Rascher, Grace Schnsney, Sgt. C. Little, Murray Mikituk (retired reservist), Kim Baker (retired. navy), G. Maxwell (retired RCMP), Cst. O. Kwan, Miriam Loessin, Susan Rothernburger; back row - Dave Amson, Randy Hosegood, Bruce Flath, Nathan Halischuk, Logan Rookes and Pastor Bruce Ehlert.

RADISSON — Remembrance Day service in Radisson was held in the St. Paul Lutheran Church with a good turnout for the event. Ushers were John and Maureen Kindt with Susan Rothenburger pianist. The service was led by Pastor Bruce Ehlert with his homily relevant to Remembrance Day. He spoke about remembering, being thankful for what we have and being hopeful for the future.

Scripture readers were Grace Schensney and Miriam Loessin and the honour roll was read by Randy Hosegood. Wreaths were laid by Kim Baker for the veterans, Sgt. Little and Cst. Kwan for the RCMP, Bruce Flath for serving peace officers (his son is with Saskatoon Police Service), Scott Currie for town of Radisson, Dave Amson for RM of Great Bend, Chief Nathan Halischuk for Radisson Fire and Rescue and Logan Rookes for students.

A lunch was enjoyed after the service with lots of great food prepared and donated by the community. Thanks to St. Paul Lutheran Church for providing their sanctuary for the service and to all those who participated.

Other events upcoming in Radisson are the seniors’ club pancake breakfast Nov. 26 in the Goodrich Centre from 9 to 11 a.m. to which everyone is welcome. There is a Christmas craft and bake sale in the Goodrich Centre Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Music night is Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. At a Nov. 9 music night, the Hamp orchestra were in attendance and there was a full house to listen to old-time music.

Borden Friendship Club held their first bingo of the season Nov, 16 with only 13 out to play. Winning cash were Mel Brooke (three), Jim Olinyk (two), Sandra Long (two), Ed Rawlyk and Joyce Olzewski (two). Lunch was brought by Bev Hrynuik and callers were Gary Palmer and helper Ron Tumbach. The December bingo for hams and turkeys will be on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. (change of day for this month only) then in January will go back to the third Wednesday, Jan. 18. Everybody is welcome to attend. Upcoming for the Friendship Club in November are Kaiser night Dec. 23 at 7 p.m., potluck supper Nov. 24 with Don Balzer entertaining, invitation to Maymont Dec. 7 and the local Christmas supper Dec. 8, with the Penner family entertaining.

Events happening in Borden include the farmers market Christmas sale in the Borden Community Centre Saturday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are 30 vendors booked. There is no admittance charge and door prizes will be given out. Grad 2023 will be serving lunch in the Friendship Club Room, so everyone come out and do your Christmas shopping early and get your baking for the holidays.

There will be special local musicians at the Borden Care Home on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. and the Lion’s Festival of Music is slated for Sunday, Dec.4 at 7 p.m. in the community centre with lunch to follow.

Thursday night jam sessions have started up again with the first one held Nov. 17 in the Senior’s Room and the next on will be Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

Elected as councillor for Division 6 in the RM of Great Bend No. 405 was James Usselman defeating Don Wirchenko. Other councillors are Dave Amson, Gary Nickel, Ian Hosegood, Brett Larsen and Elizabeth Torrens. In the office temporarily is Diane Tracksell and, with the resignation of reeve Kim Maxwell, a new reeve will have to be appointed or elected in the upcoming future.

A mitten tree is being set up in Affinity Credit Union in Borden and at Speers United Church, accepting mitts, scarves, toques and other winter wear, which will be donated to the needy in Saskatoon by Christmas.


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