Monday July 28, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

  • What type of housing development would you like to see replace the East View Lodge building?
  • Assisted living
  • 52%
  • Personal care home
  • 6%
  • Low-income housing/apartments
  • 42%
  • Other
  • 0%
  • Total Votes: 31





What's in the Weeklies?

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Perfect Game
Souris

A college athlete who hails from the Souris area has accomplished what only a select few ever have – a perfect score in bowling.

The Souris Plaindealer writes that Stephanie Adams, who is currently on William Penn University's bowling team in Oskaloosa, Iowa, bowled her first 300 game en route to qualifying first in a field of 41 bowlers at the greater Iowa Scholarship Bowling Tour tourney in Cedar Rapids Jan. 12.

She finished in first by the day's end with a 226 average.

Hockey Helpers
Carberry

Carberry Minor Hockey has been recognized by the Carberry-North Cypress Recreation Board for a substantial donation.

The Carberry News-Express reports the minor hockey group donated a super-sized donation of $60,000 toward a new puck board, players benches, glass and a ceiling project at the Carberry Plains Community Centre.

The work on the aforementioned upgrades was completed in the summer of 2013.

The paper pointed out the renovation project was accomplished largely due to countless volunteer hours.

Doctor Coming
Minnedosa

Minnedosa is one of four communities in the Prairire Mountain Health region getting good news on the doctor front.

The Minnedosa Tribune tells its readers that Minnedosa has been identified as one of the four towns in the RHA most in need of a new doctor and – as such – will be getting a new one.

Minnedosa's new physician is Dr. Owojori - a Nigerian trained physician coming through the International Medical Graduates program.

He's expected to start practicing in mid-March.

Armed Robbery
Dauphin

An armed robbery at a Dauphin-area hotel has resulted in six men facing charges.

The Dauphin Herald reports a group of people, at least one of them armed with a firearm, entered the Towers Hotel shortly after 8 p.m. on Jan. 22, assaulted an employee, then stole a quantity of cash and liquor.

The employee was not seriously hurt during the incident.

Later that evening, police attended a residence in Dauphin and arrested nine people in relation to the robbery.

A sawed off shotgun, quantity of cash, beer and a small amount of cocaine were seized by police.

The oldest of the six men facing charges is 26 while the youngest is 18. Two of the men came from Bacon Ridge while the other four are from Dauphin.

Billion Bucks
Russell

The Twin Valley Co-op has reached a sizeable milestone in sales.
The Co-op – which has stores in Birtle, Elkhorn, Miniota, Rossburn and Russell has reportedly reached the $1 billion mark in overall sales since its inception.

The Co-op currently has a total of $40 million in assets, and a 6,000-person membership with an investment equity of $12 million.

Twin Valley C-op began with 54 members paying $10 shares apiece.


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