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LMT February 12 2018

LMT February 12 2018 - Vol. 111 No. 12

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10 Monday, February 12, 2018 • Last Mountain Times Advanced DENTURE CLINIC Kerry Rodgers, D.D. Denturist Tel: 525-5200 1-888-723-1110 Fax: 525-3271 Email: smile4me@sasktel.net 4306 Dewdney Avenue Regina, SK S4T 1A8 (Dewdney & Lewvan) 00074621 Earl Grey and Southey Community Update On Saturday, February 3rd, the Southey Marlins Novice White team hosted a home tournament. All the teams had a wonderful time and the home team, Southey Novice White, ended up winning all three of their games. It was a long day for the little hockey stars but everyone left the rink with a smile on their face. Meanwhile, back in Earl Grey, Yancoal Canada Resources was hosting a “Chinese New Years” celebration at the Earl Grey Hall. The event was free to attend and was organized by On the Grid owners, Cory and Tekena Anderson. More than 120 people attended the celebration and after the delicious meal, traditional Chinese dancers entertained everyone. Adam Cooke, Project Manager of the Yancoal potash development, said they were thankful to the local community members for coming out to the Chinese New Years Social Event. “We were very pleased to host this first social event and look forward to hosting more in the future”, Adam said. “It was great to see so many people and have fun on such a cold night. Special thanks to Tekena and Cory Anderson of On the Grid for serving an excellent dinner”. -Chelsea Manz, Community Correspondent 306-535-6777 Remembering the 1950’s Every month the Southey Red Hat Beauties meet for a day of food, fun and fellowship. Sometimes we take a road trip and other times we meet at the Southey Senior Center. Our theme for our February 5th gathering was The Soda Shop Sock Hop! As we walked into the Center we were immediately taken back to the 50’s with the jukebox music playing and memorabilia displayed. There are some of us who were born in the 50’s, some who were teenagers, and others who were brides. Our day started with a meal similar to what was served in a diner or drive-in - hamburgers, fries, jellied salads, apple pie and soda floats. Gals wearing poodle skirts and bobby socks did the serving. Our memories were tested with a trivia quiz on television shows of the era. But even harder was ‘Name that Song’ as we tried to sing them. This day of wonderful memories was enjoyed by all. Traditional Chinese Dancers performed at the Yancoal Chinese New Year celebration in Earl Grey on February 3rd. Back row: Margaret Degelman, Bess Butel, Mary Staruiala, Gloria Schmidt, Inga Frank. Front row: Helen Krozser, Della Haider, Dorothy Schuurmans Shirley McKinstry, Arletta Voss, Lynn Berkan, Mary Massier and Judy McKay -info and photos submitted by Lynn Berkan OBITUARY KRENTZ - Kenneth Lester July 10, 1946 - Jan. 30, 2018 Kenneth Lester Krentz, 71, died suddenly Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the family home in Strasbourg. Ken was born July 10, 1946, in Nokomis, SK, to Jacob and Alma Krentz of Duval. He attended school in Duval and Strasbourg, graduating in 1964. He had a 28 year career at Eaton’s in Regina. He later managed the Bethune Co-op before returning to Strasbourg, where he managed the Centennial Manor until his death. At Eaton’s, he met his future wife, Joanna Black. The couple married November 25, 1972, in Regina, and she survives him at the family home. Ken loved the Saskatchewan prairie and farm life. He was an avid fisherman and a lifelong putterer. He also enjoyed hunting, curling, baseball and doing jigsaw puzzles. He gave freely of his time and resources to family, friends and anyone who needed what he had to offer. Survivors, in addition to his wife, Joanna, include sisters Dianne (Lawrence) Rein of Regina; Darlene (Orville) White of Regina; and Sylvia (Bryce) Zorn of Kelowna, B.C.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and special ‘chosen’ grandchildren Colton and Kianna. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 19, at Duval Community Hall with lunch to follow. Donations in Ken’s memory can be made to: Canadian Bible Society, 8749 - 53rd Ave., Edmonton, AB T6E 5E9. Hansen’s Funeral Home, Strasbourg in care of arrangements.

Taking risks key to free expression There is a pervasive force in the minds of many that strongly influences what they say and what they do. It is a powerful, controlling influence that limits their freedom to be who they truly are. If it sounds like a form of brainwashing, it just might be. I am referring to the incredible power of “what people will think.” It starts very early. Even a child in kindergarten or grade one will not wear certain clothes if he thinks the other kids won’t approve. They learn early not to put up their hand in class unless they’re sure they have the right answer. Nobody wants to be wrong. What we fail to teach and model in our society is that just because our point of view may be different, that doesn’t mean we are wrong. With such a strong emphasis on being “right”, conforming, doing, being and saying all the “right” things, it is difficult for individualism to thrive. Yet within each one of us is that core of inner wisdom, and there are times when we think differently inside than what we express outside, particularly when the prevailing opinion is contrary to our own. If a group of women is gossiping about one who is not there, and you feel uncomfortable, it is not the easiest thing to say, “I don’t feel comfortable with this discussion, let’s not talk about her behind her back.” And how many times have you accepted a social invitation when you really didn’t want to go, Monday, February 12, 2018 • Last Mountain Times PSYCHOLOGY FOR LIVING GWEN RANDALL-YOUNG because of your concern about how it might look? While we can generally express anger or disappointment with close family members, many people bury these feelings rather than sharing them with a friend or colleague, out of fear about what the other will think of them. Peer pressure is not just for teenagers. While many young people are much braver about expressing contrary opinions, often they conform just as much when they are “within” their own group. Even in the most off-the-wall non-conformist groups, there is an internal pressure to conform, if only to bizarreness. The only way that we can free ourselves from these invisible walls that restrain our free expression is to begin taking risks. Begin to trust that each one of us has a unique perspective on life, and it is only through sharing them that we all can get a sense of the big picture. Your inner voice may be asking you to express something that may be a catalyst for positive change and growth within your social group. That’s what evolution is about, and that’s what we’re here to do. -Gwen Randall‐Young is an Edmonton author and award‐winning Psychotherapist. To obtain books, cds or MP3’s, visit www.gwen.ca 11 Subscribe to Digital Edition Free! Midweek updates & corrections LMTIMES.CA Everything possible? CURRIE’S CORNER ROGER CURRIE Welcome to the real world of Canadian Confederation, ‘selfie boy’. Let’s see, you were 8 or 9 when papa Pierre tried to cool the anger over oil between eastern Canada, and the blue-eyed sheik named Peter Lougheed. The Premier of Alberta stopped well short of turning off the taps that were sending oil and gas eastward through pipelines. Today’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley remembers. She was a 16 year old high school student in the early 1980’s when her father Grant Notley was leader of the tiny NDP caucus in Edmonton. Before he died far too young in a plane crash in 1984, he scolded his fellow Albertans, some of whom were gleefully sporting bumper stickers on their cars that said “Let Those Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark”. Who would have imagined that 35 years later, Premier Rachel would be squaring off against another New Democrat, Premier John Horgan of B.C. He got his job by promising to do everything possible to stop the major expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline. So far it’s a battle involving wine. Alberta is a major market for the wine that B.C. puts into bottles, but Rachel says as long as Premier Horgan is determined to stifle Kinder Morgan, you won’t be able to buy that bottle of Hester Creek Syrah-Viognier from the Okanagan. Too bad, because it’s very good and it costs less than $30 a bottle. It’s time for statesmanship or ‘states-PERSON-ship’, if you really insist. What everyone is wondering is will this inter-provincial skirmish be limited to wine bottles, either empty or full ? Both sides are hopeful that Prime Minister Justin will help find a solution here. I know he’s busy with NAFTA and The Donald, but please don’t ignore the True North Strong and Free .. In all of Us Command. - Roger Currie Disclaimer: opinions expressed are those of the writer. This was the scene last week just south of Govan, where a construction crew contracted with SaskPower is replacing older high-tension powerline poles with new, taller stainless steel clad poles. With the ground still frozen, they are cutting the old wooden poles off, rather than pulling them out. There’s more snow on the ground now - this photo was taken during the warm spell we had earlier. -editor