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Mayfair and District News: Hafford Vikings continue winning ways

Harvest dance at Sandwith Hall Oct. 22.
The historic Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whitkow is sporting new shingles.

MAYFAIR — Most farmers have completed harvest with reports that crops yielded average to excellent depending on the rainfall, which was spotty this past spring and summer. There will not be too many grain dryers operating, as the warm, sunny and often windy days were good for drying out crops. We’ve certainly been blessed, as the days keep us busy outside doing various tasks before the white stuff appears.

Rabbit Lake Health Care Centre is a misleading name as some people are confused when this title is used. Rose Gill Lodge is not a government operated facility. It is a private level one/two facility run by a board of directors. This building is the former rural hospital, which was closed a few decades ago. Most places are under government jurisdiction with staff being 18 years and older with certification and abiding by the rules. The government ones usually have a worker appointed to do fun things such as crafts, bingo, stretching exercises and musical activities to give stimulation to the residents. This employee often assists with the other personal needs of the elderly. Hope this gives some clarification and is not misleading to the public.

Thunderstorm Roofing from Saskatoon were hired to re-shingle the Ukrainian Catholic Church built in 1944 in Whitkow. This building is structurally sound and an important historical icon in our area. Many churches built in that era are of the same design and structure. The high rooftops are a challenge to work on. This beautiful building might get used a couple times a year, as the families practising that religion are dwindling in the district.

Sandwith Hall is sponsoring a harvest dance Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. The band is called Over the Hill and admission is $10 so come out and have a good time. It’s great to see small hamlets putting on an event such as this.

The Hafford School Vikings senior boys’ six-man football team were crowned provincial champions for the third year in a row last season. I wonder if they will keep up with this fantastic record for this football season, which is half finished. Two more home games before the finals will proceed against Hague Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. and Oct. 20 against Dalmeny at 4 p.m. They have won every game so far, so the next month will escalate to more fans cheering them on now that harvest is almost complete. Way to go, Vikings.

Correction from last week's news: Medstead Library will be holding a Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Medstead Community Hall. Vendors will be selling crafts, food, gifts and other items. To book tables please call 306-342-4988.


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