New business to open

This last weekend was pretty nice, as many folks found their way to the small community of Mayfair, north east of North Battleford, to enjoy a tasty roast beef dinner and enjoy the play, put on by local actors, called "One Toe in the Grave." A second reason to enjoy the day was visiting with old friends seated at the Chitek Lake table.

What a great story in the Feb. 14 paper about Bonny Macnab, an artist from Mervin, who was assigned to do the artwork for the new Mosaic Stadium. It will contain 80 to 100 pieces combining pictures of Roughrider fans from photos submitted online. It will open this summer.

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The World Day of Prayer is being held March 3, in the Do Drop In at 7 p.m. and is open to everybody.

Granddaughter Jordan Calladine from Lethbridge has made it her objective to be on the Team Canada U18 rugby team, the list now is down to 40 girls. Lots of physical activity has made her body strong – including dead-lifting 275 pounds and squatting over 200 pounds, plus lots of jumping and footwork. She will go to camp in Vancouver in March and play in a two-game series against the United States.   

The hall lunch Feb. 17 of roast beef and all the trimmings will be a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, so come in green, perhaps your Roughrider shirt.

A few items from my granddaughter Sonya’s Mexican holiday, this month. They went on a double decker Caravan boat in Paradise Bay and saw so many humpbacked whales, putting on a great show for them, in groups of two and three. The animals are only in this area for a couple weeks each year, as they travel to and from Costa Rica. There were dolphins on the other side of the boat, but she was too short to see over people’s heads. On a walk one morning along the golf course road they found a massage place where the charge was about $40 an hour while at the resort the cost was closer to $200 US. In Oaxaca they enjoyed chapulines or grasshoppers, wrapped in a corn tortilla and drenched in chilli sauce – an everyday part of a Mexican’s diet.

A new business is opening with introductory prices for the months of March and April, on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meg will be doing manicures, pedicures, gel acrylic nails and eyebrow and eyelash tinting. For appointment call 306-892-2166.

So happy this weekend to have family drop in or stay for a day or two. Sally’s family from Carstairs, on their way home from a funeral at Beauval, stopped by; Sonya from Calgary and her sister, Crystal, and her two girls from Okotoks; Beth Wynne from Taber and Donna Lambert from Leduc.

The Northwest Farmer Bonspiel will be held in Edam March 7 and 8 and is open to all farmers. For information call 306-892-2478 or register with through email at


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