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LMT April 9th 2018

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8 Monday, April 9, 2018 • Last Mountain Times Our Easter Event On March 28, 2018, we the Guides, Pathfinder and Ranger from 1st Strasbourg Guiding Unit took our Leader Bonnie Pratchler’s baby lambs to the Last Mountain Pioneer Home in Strasbourg. We had four lambs, which were two set of twins. One set was only two days old and the other were four days old. We took them around to the seniors and visit with them. It was a nice treat for us to see a few of the seniors faces light up as they rub the wool on the lamb. After our visit we head back to our meeting place to have a snack and finish the rest of our meet. We then started working on our Easter craft while our Leader Bonnie, with the help of Sheyanne hid Easter eggs around our meeting place. We could not wait any long, so we ask if could go looking! When we got the yes to go, we went running! With the help of our other Leader Amber Craven we want outside to look. The eggs were in many different place, the eggs were different sizes and colours. In the end we did not get them all. This was a wonderful way to get into the Easter spirit! Mackenzie Craven with a resident of the home. Mackenzie on the left in the front, with Brianna Yung on her right and Sheyanne Gorrill in the back, hunting for Easter Eggs. Mackenzie Craven in front and Karisa Gorrill in the back with a member of the home. -the girls from 1st Strasbourg Guiding Unit Students treated to inside look at our democracy On March 29th at the Legislative Building, the Provincial Capital Commission hosted more than 30 Grade 8 students and their teachers from the Horizon School Division for the semi-annual educational program: A Day in the Legislative Assembly. “This program provides Saskatchewan youth with an excellent opportunity to learn about our democratic system of government, and about those who uphold it,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Ken Cheveldayoff said. “It’s important to teach the next generation about our province’s democracy and its history, so that we might inspire them to be part of its future.” Students from Ituna School and Kelvington High School got a VIP tour of the Legislative Building, after being introduced in the House and witnessing MLA for Last Mountain-Touchwood Glen Hart (standing, left) addressed the Horizon School Division students who visited the Legislative Assembly in Regina. Question Period. The students were also invited inside the Chamber to take part in a panel discussion led by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Mark Docherty. During this unique panel event, students had the opportunity to sit in the members’ seats, learn about roles and responsibilities of elected officials and ask questions of Minister Cheveldayoff, MLA for Regina Elphinstone-Centre Warren McCall, and Clerk of the Legislative Assembly Greg Putz. “Our students are excited to be here and to be part of such a rare, hands-on learning opportunity,” Ituna School teacher Cynthia Yanko said. “Being chosen to tour our provincial seat of government and interact with elected officials is a real honour for our students.” The students also met with their local representatives, MLA for Last Mountain-Touchwood Glen Hart, and MLA for Kelvington-Wadena Hugh Nerlien. A Day in the Legislative Assembly was created in 2012 as part of the 100th anniversary of the Legislative Building, and will be hosted again in the fall of 2018. -media release. Photo supplied by Legislative Assembly

Another chat with Eric Every so often, Eric Jeschke drops into the newspaper office on 1st Ave. West in Nokomis ...sometimes to get a photo copy or two made (he’s assisting with the settling of his brother Alfred’s estate), and sometimes just to give me a hard time about something I’ve published (or failed to publish!) in the paper. When he dropped in last week, he was feeling a bit nostalgic and we engaged in another discussion about his earlier years (Eric is 93 right now). “Years ago, when I was studying at the Eastman School of Music and at the University of Rochester, New York, I met another Canadian …Alphonz Lamprecht, who hailed from Camrose, Alberta,” Eric explained. “He was enrolled at a Divinity School, and when the regular minister went on vacation, he would be selected to sermonize on a part-time basis. His contention was that if 100 church-goers assembled, it was his philosophy that two or three out of the 100 would be reached, and their spiritual lives enriched. He was satisfied, sure, that he had been successful in this endeavour. A number of years later, I learned that he had been selected and screened, out of countless ministers in America, to become United States Chaplin for the American Armed Forces throughout Europe and the Balkans. It’s amazing the paths that people’s lives lead them on.” This year, Eric spent a portion of the winter and spring visiting his family members in Bowmanville, Ontario. I thought some other local folks in this area might be interested is how his family, and extended family members are getting along on their ‘life paths’, and Eric was happy to offer some insight. Eric’s daughter Patricia Simpson (now age 56) is employed at the Bomanville School Board, and her 59 year old husband Dave is a manager in the Facilities Department of the Durham Regional Police. Their one son, 22 year old Steven Simpson is in his second year of Chemical Engineering studies at Durham College, Oshawa; and their other son, 25 year old Scott Simpson is a videographer and editor for Rogers Communications in Toronto. Eric’s other daughter, 54 year old Catherine is a Library Technician for the City of Sarnia, Ontario, and her partner Luke Causley is a plant operator for a liquid hydrogen facility in Sarnia. Catherine’s daughter Jessica, age 22, has earned her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London, and this fall plans to study for her Master’s Degree in Criminology. After a few wise cracks about it always being helpful to have a criminologist in the family, I was able to convince Eric to allow me to publish the impressive credentials of his family members, noting that fatherly and grandfatherly pride is nothing to feel ‘boastful’ about …especially at age 93. Eric reluctantly agreed. Monday, April 9, 2018 • Last Mountain Times -editor 9 PS: Eric is notoriously camera shy, unless he is promoting a giant pumpkin or two, thus – an older file photo accompanies this article. On April 4th, the Nokomis Health Centre Auxiliary donated 20 new hygenic pillows to the Health Care Centre for the use and comfort of the residents there. Helping with the donation are Auxiliary members (left to right) Kathy Metheral, Lynn Shott, Jen Bedard, Mary Strudwick, Betty Styles, and Diane Kirk, and Stacey Hanmer, part-time Centre Manager. The NHCA will be working towards another worthwhile donation to the Centre with their upcoming tea fundraiser in May. LATEST phones GREATEST prices