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Carlyle Observer

Moving forward with technology

"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance." Now that's just about the best advice I've heard in a long time.

As I See It: A stroll down Main Street

The other day while I was walking down Main Street in Carlyle, I saw something that made me stop in my tracks for a couple seconds.
Fairlight hall packed for annual pumpkin fest

Fairlight hall packed for annual pumpkin fest

The annual Fairlight Great Pumpkin Weigh-in was a hit with the community and visitors from abroad as the village recreation hall was packed to the rafters for the much anticipated event.

Pause for Reflection: Asleep at the wheel of life and hearing God's call

A young priest in his first parish notices that many are falling sleep in his homilies. He asks the elder priest, "Father, I can't seem to give an effective sermon. People fall asleep. What can I do?" "Well, my boy, it's all a matter of practice.

Gordon F. Kells High School Cougar Corner: Mock accident delivers powerful message

The students of G.F. Kells have certainly enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather we've had for the past couple of weeks. The warm weather was certainly appreciated on Wednesday at the District Cross Country Meet in Weyburn.

The mark of Zero

My daughter came up to me this week, excited about the costume she has planned for my grandson to wear this Hallowe'en. It's mid-October, people. I hope this kid appreciates a mother who can pull that off.

School divisions to be held to provincial grading standard

Following a CBC report into grading standards adopted by three Saskatchewan school divisions, where late assignments and 'academic dishonesty' including plagiarism (the act of copying another's work while taking credit for being the originator of the

Take your breath away. Please

It happens to all of us at one time or another. Usually it happens to me. But not long ago it happened to my wife. Oh, happy days. We were at a concert on a recent Saturday night.

When you pray

Years ago we knew a young fellow who used to love to say grace before meals. No matter how briefly or fervently he prayed he always added this comment: "And dear God, help our food to turn to energy and not fat".
Make-over all part of a day's work for Manor School teacher

Make-over all part of a day's work for Manor School teacher

Sometimes being a teacher means you will go home with a mohawk and blue hair at the end of the day. This was the case for Monte McNaughton, a teacher in Manor, on Sept.