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Alida news – a community landmark goes up in flames

Fire occurred on Jan. 8
Alida fire
A fire struck a building in Alida early in 2022.

ALIDA - The Alida community extends sincere sympathy to the following families who have recently lost a loved one: 

The Junk families – on the death of Rose Junk on December 12. 

The Barber families – on the death of Pauline Barber – December 19. 

The Desautels families – on the death of Maurice Desautels – December 20. 

The Dangstrop families (Redvers) – on death of Joan (Dangstrop) Burney – December 25. 

The Boettcher families – on the death of Mary Boettcher – December 27. 

The Fuller families – on the death of Phyllis (Fuller) Lake (Swift Current) – December 28. 

Calvin and Marrilynn Lamport welcomed their little granddaughter Adrianna Marie Czerwonka who arrived Dec. 14. She is the daughter of Kayla and Connor Czerwonka of Candiac, Sask., and great-granddaughter for Neil and Karol McIntyre. Congratulations to everyone. 

Visitors with family  and/or friends during the Christmas season were: Kim and Morris Van Stevan of Griffin and Grant Oberkirsh of Weyburn with Bud Phenix on Dec. 19; Jody and Jill Junk and boys Kara and Morgan (Sylvan Lake) with parents Gary and Brenda Junk and with brother, Jason, April and family – Christmas week. 

Rob, Wendy Lutzer and girls with her parents Leonard and Lil Patton and brother, Trevor, Sheri and family – Christmas week.       

Joyce and Jackie George (Redvers), Jeff Cowan and Raylene Markoski (Regina), Kelsey Rydberg (Estevan), Lacie Nilsen (Estevan) and her friend Jessie (Regina) with Gray and Edel Cowan, and with Tim, Shelly and Ainsley Cowan – Christmas days. 

Faye Walker spent Dec. 21-29 with her family, the Nickels in Saskatoon. 

One of Alida’s landmarks went up in smoke on Jan. 8. Lloyd East’s Gold Star Shop burned to the ground, after catching on fire from an incident inside the shop.  

Sunday breakfasts are back at Alida Rink and the Breakfast Challenge is on. Jan. 2 had kitchen Group 3 at the helm. They served up 21 breakfasts. Jan. 9 had Group 4 in charge, served up 38 breakfasts. Will Group 1 beat the Challenge next Sunday? Big bouquet to Brenda J and Margaret P for stepping up to be in charge of these Sunday breakfasts in making sure all supplies etc. are on hand and ready to go.  

Hope to see you at rink. Just remember all COVID-19 restrictions apply and one must be fully vaccinated or have proof of a negative test.  

Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2022. Happy New Year everyone.