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Farmers are looking for rain

Baljennie News
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In my April 22 report there was a mistake in the spelling of the name of the new reeve for the RM of Glenside. He is Coady Dehr.

Sympathy to the family of Menno Fieguth on his recent passing. One of his dreams was restoration of the Opera House on the second floor of Battleford Town Hall. He was a wonderful singer with a voice to remember. He will be missed.

Get well wishes to Doug Reinhart of Battleford West Place apartments.

Farmers are busy with seeding. There are many acres left to go, but progress is evident. The farmers say there is a little moisture in the ground, but much more is needed shortly.

The May long weekend approaches. May 24 is Monday, where it all started years ago. Our old neighbour always used to say May 24 was potato planting time.

Thank you to the apartment management and the Town of Battleford for lawn and shrubbery maintenance. The result looks great.

Wild flowers are beginning to bloom, including the everlasting dandelions. They are good for the bees and other insects. You can pull them, but they come right back. The best controls are chemical, but be careful around other plants. The dandelions seem to be everywhere in the cities, towns and country.

Mother’s Day has just passed and that’s the time of year to put out the hummingbird feeders, as they will soon be here to feed after their long trip from the Untied States and Mexico. I do miss them and the little house wrens here in Battleford.

It is tick time for both animals and people. With so much tall, dry grass and bushes they are everywhere. These little blood suckers are ready for their prey They love dogs, so be sure to check your pets regularly. They attach ever so easily and are so difficult to remove.

A big thank you to the town for controlling the dust on the road near the apartments.

Happy Victoria Day to all. Holiday season has started.

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