Double the trouble, double the fun

Congratulations to Gerson and Jessica (nee Mueller) Urbina of Borden on the birth of their twins April 3. Brielle Colulle Orellana weighed five pounds, nine ounces and her brother Anton Colulle Orellana weighed six pounds, 10 ounces.

The Borden Friendship Club held their regular and annual meetings April 10, with 16 members present. The club donated $90 to the Beautiful Borden Committee to plant flowers in the barrels by the seniors' housing, donated unused items to the garage sale April 13 and will host the Maymont and Radisson seniors June 11 with supper at 5 p.m. and program to follow. The club is invited to Royal Purple Day in Radisson June 5 at 2 p.m.

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At the Kaiser tournament April 9 with 16 playing, the winners were Mary Ostachoff and Donna Hunchak of Langham, Bob Herter of Radisson and Ted Mandziak of Borden.

At the annual meeting executive elected were president Lottie Petriew, vice-president Elizabeth Derksen, secretary Lorraine Olinyk and treasurer and room bookings Florence Neufeld. On the committees are: lunch- co-convenors Laura Loeppky and Helen Sutherland; buyers Audrey Baker, Doreen Flath, Jean Graham, Ann Brand, Irene Krivoshien and Lorraine Olinyk; sending cards, Jean Hryniuk and Anne Palmer; decorating, Elizabeth Derksen and Rita Smith; entertainment, Ed Neufeld, Terry Petriew and John Petrun; caretaking, Gary Palmer; and, helping with setting up, John Petrun, Rueben and Elizabeth Derksen and Rita Smith.

Membership fee remains at $10. Welcome to Dave Wiebe who joined. A vote of thanks was given to all outgoing and incoming executive and committees, to Eileen Petrun for her four years as president and to Gary and the entertainment committee for all their work.

Borden and District Farmers' Market held their annual meeting April 13 at the home of Eileen Petrun. Membership fees and yearly dues will remain at $5 and $4 with stalls at $4 for summer markets. The weekly markets will start Friday, May 3 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Borden Fire Hall, and every Friday thereafter until October.

Re-elected to the board were president Lorraine Olinyk, secretary Karen Kerr, vice-president Helen Sutherland, treasurer Connie Shukin-Kenakin and Rita Shukin. The Market carries insurance, which includes $2 million liability, at a cost of $605 a year, buys a business licence from the village and has to pay a fee and file reports to Saskatchewan Information Services Corporation.

The Borden Co-op will be holding their annual meeting May 8 in the Borden Community Centre, preceded by a roast beef supper at 6 p.m. catered by the United Church. Tickets at $6, six and under free, are available at the stores with a deadline of May 6.

Radisson Royal Purple held their meeting April 8 at the Radisson town office. Nominations for officers were held with all positions remaining the same - HRL Roberta Harris; past HRL, secretary and historian Lorraine Olinyk; lecturing lady Ellen Cousins; royal lady Linda Yuskiw; associate royal lady Kay Shipowich; conductress Leona Bennett; chaplain Audrey Baker and treasurer Tina Hessell.

Royal Purple day, when we invite Borden, Radisson and Maymont 50-plus, was set for June 5 at 2 p.m. and Friendship Night will be held in Saskatoon June 25 with a supper and program.

Derek (formerly of Radisson) and Amy Green, now living in Medicine Hat, Alta., have a son Dexter, born Sept. 25, 2012, with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). He had an operation at three days old and was in Calgary Hospital on oxygen until January of 2013 when he has been allowed to go home on weekend passes. When Dexter was born, his stomach, intestines, kidney and spleen were all up in his left chest cavity causing his left lung to be a quarter the size it should be. He has constant acid reflux.

They have applied for him to go to Toronto Children's Hospital and are trying to raise needed funds for expenses. Radisson Lodge donated $100 and will send forms to apply for assistance from the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children. Former Radisson residents now in Saskatoon are Gerry Scott who is a great-grandmother; Vicky Green is the grandmother.

The Borden Community Centre Preservation Committee (BCCPC) held a very successful gigantic garage sale, April 13, with rows and rows of tables filled with items for sale. In the seniors' room they had the new or best items on display for silent auction, with bids closing at 2 p.m. and those all sold, with the committee raising over $2,500 from the day. Grad 2013 sold burgers, hotdogs, pie, squares and beverages in the senior's room and they had a steady flow of customers all day.

The BCCPC are a hard working group who have done many improvements to the community centre. They are thanked for all their efforts along with everyone else who helped or attended the day and bought items.

Dan Bursey, musician, songwriter, children's entertainer and worship leader from Newfoundland, along with Deb McNab and Quinn and Bruin Eberle of North Battleford were in Borden April 11, entertaining at the school over the noon hour, at the care home in the afternoon and giving a free concert in the community centre in the evening. After the potluck supper with over 50 attending - more came for the concert - Quinn and Bruin Eberle entertained first.

Quinn, a great young fiddle player, along with her brother Bruin who plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica and sings, went through a medley of tunes. Dan then entertained with some children's action songs and closed his set with gospel songs. The Eberle duo came back to play and sing a few more songs, closing with two fast Celtic tunes.

Deb McNab and Dan both spoke about Compassion Canada, which connects sponsors with children in 26 countries and helps bring the stories of Jesus into their lives, to let kids make a difference and help change the world. Quinn and Bruin sponsor a child, along with Deb's children and many others.

A couple of us decided to sponsor children in El Salvador, and I have a 10-year-old boy named Felipe. When you sponsor a child you are helping the whole family to get an education and have proper food and other necessities. Deb and her co-workers with Compassion Canada will be travelling to El Salvador in January and can take a small parcel down to them. (Photo)

The Borden Museum board is looking for a student to work 30 hours a week, Tuesday to Saturday, from May 14 to Aug. 31. Interested students need to apply online to Young Canada Works Heritage. They must be returning to full-time studies in the fall. Call Heather at 307-997-4919 or e-mail for more information.

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