Tuesday, May 27, 1997

Baldur Gazette News

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Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - May 27, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba The The Weather Tuesday Mostly Sunny Low Higrn18 Wednesday Low High 100 21 S May 1997 50c per copy Regals season opens tonight The Baldur Regals kick off their season tonight May 27th against the Cypress River The Regals have won the Santa Clara Baseball League the last two seasons and are in search of a 3rd Hanks to retire this week Hanks will retire May Your future physician of choice may obtain any relevant informa by writing to Box ROK Hanks has served the Baldur area since August Dont forget to vote The federal election will take place on June 2nd with polls running from until Make sure you vote Is Your Subscription Due o 5 K m o n o 5 2 1L a ai B n c CQ O y CD 2S i 03 CT CJ O Daring early morning breakin causes extensive damage Thieves made a daring break and enter at the Baldur Variety during near daylight hours of by tossing a flower planter through the front Despite the fact that this tripped the burglar alarm they managed to grab several bottles of liquor before Besides breaking the window considerable damage was done to merchandise located on shelves near the A car was also stolen in town that evening which is believed to be linked to the RCMP are continuing their See RCMP page Baldur Youth hired as Regional CAP sites Chris Whitmore a computer whiz by Giselle Lussier Staff Reporter It was three short years when Bruce and Kathy Whitmore of Baldur purchased a 486 Compac with a CD that their son Chris began to dabble into the vast world of In those three years he has not only learned the complicated he says it isnt computer but has learned to make home finger a caller find a location of someone on the chat line and trouble shoot for those of us who arent as apt as Chris began learning how to program his own games by accident when his parents ordered a book on programing thinking it was a book on I just started thumbing through it in my spare time and was said the grade twelve While the knowledge he has acquired is he is presently taking a computer science course as part of his grade twelve Even if you know a lot about computers it is beneficial to take a course so you have a credit to prove that you are knowledgeable on the When you are selftaught you have basically nothing to put on a explained His resume must have looked quite impressive as it was chosen out of countless others for the position of Regional Coordinator for 13 Community Access Program CAP sites throughout Through this position Chris will try to recruit other CAP sites in his territory as well as train the students hired through Provincial and Federal funding to better inform and educate the public on the One of the requirements for the successful applicant was to be comfortable when dealing with the While Chris has spent much time throughout the past year traveling around and helping individuals and businesses with their he has learned how to deal with the public in an effective I like to explain things in as easy a way as possible there are too many people out there who use big computer words to confuse others and make themselves look chuckles Chris also commented that the biggest obstacle to cross when learning about computers is to overcome the fear of They really arent that you just have to keep The worst scenario is to crash the which can always be surmised As well as knowing Lotus Access database and various Windows operating Chris has set up an Internet Program for the Astra Credit Union in Winnipeg and observed Systems Designers and Programers through job shadowing at Richardson Greensheilds and Great West Although Chris is a blossoming computer genius at least in the mind of this and has spent countless hours reading books about programing and different computer he was still chosen as the Most Valuable Pitcher at the Provincial Baseball Tournament last this doesnt fit the stereotyped computer whiz Chris Whitmore could he be Baldurs up and coming Bill Grade 12 student Chris Whitmore has been selected as the South West Regional Coordinator for 13 CAP sites throughout GAZETTE LUSSIER Re3 Cross Volunteers complete another successful canvas Red Cross Volunteers at Belmont have completed another successful despite the weather and roads I 71 was collected during the Many thanks to the untiring efforts of the volunteers and the support of the faithful Creations continues to be a fundraiser in Belmont witli a display in the Grocery Store at all We appreciate the space and the staff for looking after Anyone interested in doing some knitting or crocheting please call Doreen Acorn for The Medical Equipment Loan Service is still located at Jean crutches or canes and is available for anyone in PUBLISHING IN OUR 100TH YEfiR 18981997