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Forty-year correspondent caps her pen

At age 96, Dorothy Schwartz hands reins of promotion to a new generation.
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Dorothy Schwartz has contributed to the News-Optimist since the closure of the Maidstone Mirror in the late 1990s, keeping residents of the Northwest abreast of happenings in her community.

MAIDSTONE — This will be my last report in the newspaper for Maidstone Museum. Someone else will take over and keep you up to date on what is happening in Maidstone.

I have been writing in this paper and the Maidstone Mirror for 40 years and now, at age 96, I am moving to a seniors' home in Medicine Hat, Alta. where my daughter and son-in-law live.

Thank you to all the museum members and Drop In Centre members who sponsored a farewell tea for me April 30 at the seniors' centre. Thank you to the representative from Rivers West who attended and presented a handcrafted plaque to me on behalf of the Saskatchewan Women of Influence Book Committee.

Thank you to all who attended and made the afternoon so meaningful. I have enjoyed the years I've had the privilege to work with these two groups of caring and dedicated people who keep the town alive and interesting.

So many small towns' inhabitants are shrinking, but our population is still growing and it's a great place to live and raise a family.

No matter where I live, Maidstone will always be home to me.



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