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Maidstone and District News: Open fellowship attracts appreciative crowd

Number of tours at Maidstone Museum have more than doubled this summer.


Open fellowship at Maidstone Museum Aug. 7 was enjoyed by all. It was a warm sunny day so the setting outside old St. Faith’s Church was perfect. Classic hymns were sung accompanied by Vince and Carol Gerlinsky with keyboard and sound system.

Participants in the service were: Carol Mohrbutter (welcome, prayer, “How Great Thou Art” story), student employee Mamie Granger (“Desiderata”), Joan and Henry Sawatsky (scriptures, prayer), Dr. Matilda Nyame (Steps to Optimize Health), Joanne and Benjamin Owens (St. Faith’s Church story) and Dr. George Nyame (prayer, benediction).

A potluck supper followed with a wide array of tasty items. Thank you to all who helped in any way and to those who attended.

The number of tours at Maidstone Museum have more than doubled this summer, with many compliments on the fantastic job volunteers have done in maintaining and upgrading the museum and pioneer village. Open hours are Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. until Sept. 5, with tours or events available by appointment any time. The next Maidstone Museum board meeting is Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the museum.

Maidstone Arena has received a generous donation from the late Mervin (Mutt) Hinde who was a kind and well-liked man in our community. Mutt spent years recording hockey games and carnival performances, and is missed by many. The funds will be used to update the arena’s score clock.

The Standard Hill Lakers gave fans a shaky starting game but went on to an exciting weekend playing at the 2022 Saskatchewan AA Tier 2 provincials in Kindersley. Congratulations on bringing home the championship. They play in the NSRBL league finals which start Thursday, Aug. 11 in Wilkie. It’s the best-of-three series with game 2 at Silver Lake Aug. 16 and game 3 in Wilkie Aug. 17 if needed.

Maidstone’s Rachel Currie, Jade McIntosh and Maja McIntosh played with their Edam Blue Sox U17 girls’ team at the Western finals in St. Albert, Alta. from Aug. 4 to 7. They battled hard, going into extra innings in three of their six games (four extra innings in one of those games). Two teams from British Columbia, the Okanagan Elite and Cloverdale Fury, took home gold and silver. Congratulations to all the teams; the level of play and sportsmanship was extraordinary.

If you have any Maidstone Area news, please let me know. Email, text 306-893-7378 or phone 306-893-2799. My deadline is Monday so please send it early.