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   Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - July 15, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba                                The Weather Tuesday Low High Wednesday Low High The 200 Club Draw winners The winners of the Belmont Cen tres 200 club were May 30th Lome Dorothy Lambkin June Barb Manning June 27th Harry Pryke July 11thRamona They all were win Wide Circulation Paper Next weeks issue of the GazetteNews July 15th will be a Wide Circulation This edition covers the of Strathcona and Holiday time is coming The GazetteNews holidays are ap proaching quickly as they will not be publishing the week of July 29th or August Is Your Subscription Due TO O CD O CD c UD O CB rl o 01 100 28 July 1997 50c per copy Ninette to host Summer Games sailing events Pelican Lake will be the site of the sailing events for the Canada Summer Games being held from August 9th to The Village of Ninette has taken on a festive appearance with street banners announcing the games along with Canadian and provincial flags and decorative flower pots along the The Yacht Clubhouse is also undergoing major The new docking peer can also be seen in the adjoining DANGEROUS ENCOUNTER Submitted by Janet Fowler A special evening was planned at the Mitchell home Marlene and Glen celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary wkh a family It was hot With no school the following 14 year old Allan decided to pitch his tent and sleep in the yard south of the Two year old the Golden Retriever set out to sleep with but Buddy was sniffing and so he wouldnt settle Allan thought he was claustrophobic in the tent so finally Buddy was returned to the house and Allan slept About 4 Allan felt a sudden and pulled the blanket At that moment he saw and heard an animal pawing at the side of the Thinking Buddy must have Allan called to the dog and told him to go around to the door of the Soon Buddy was pawing at the zipper front and Allan was afraid the dog would damage the While Allan was trying to get the zipper the dog kept pushing and Allan was nearly yelling at him to settle and finally pushed on Buddys head through the small zipper opening he had managed to At the moment of contact Allan realized he was pushing a small narrow head no and certainly not Suddenly a set of small piercing teeth clamped into his hand at the inner base of his Allan shook his hand to release the grip of the then turned his bare feet to the tent door and kicked the menacing intruder through the tent He made contact at least once with its By now he suspected it was a although he still had not seen The stunned animal wandered around behind the tent and into the In all the the dog started and Allan made a break for the kicking and yelling all the way to ward off the Allan went to wash his hands before calming the frantic His wakened by the found Allan at the sink with blood flowing from his his went to look and saw the skunk about 2 yards from the eating from the dogs Its a Get the You better shoot Glen told his Allan retrieved his 12 gauge shotgun and went out on the As a member of the Baldur Junior Rifle Club and third place winner of the Provincial Postal he was a trained and practised gun The skunk ate the dogfood with no a characteristic of a rabid Without it had not yet Allan waited until the skunk moved away from the step a couple of and aimed the gun at Its just to make As the animal its body functions were released and It sprayed for the first Allan returned to the house and set the gun Marlene washed the wound with antibacterial and a pall of as Allan explained With the excitement the adrenalin slowed down in his Allan became sick and and went back to sleep In the His parents phoned the hospital after knowing the small puncture wounds in his hand were not big enough for and that they could deal with everything In the Glen double bagged the dead skunk In garbage The Mitchells called Hemingway in He Is the nearest provincial who deals with the testing and disposal of rabid Hemingway produced a a knife and an orange bag from his vehicle and opened the bags containing the dead A cloud of acrid odour escaped from the open As he revealed the Hemingway Who shot this He would have preferred a body shot with a as the brain is the organ which Is tested for This skunks brain was pretty messed up by a shot pattern at close Hemingway put the orange bag over his hand and grasped the head of the animal through the He severed the head with his Inverted the orange bag over It and sealed the He filled the pall with washed and the and gave instructions for disposal and cleanup before Glenn burled the They dug up the surface of the yard where it had sprayed and and buried Marlene used vinegar spray to douse the yard and step to kill the The results of the test came back the next It was SEE PAGE 2 New town signs Workers recently erected two new brightly colored Belmont town signs to the east and west entrances to town along Highway The signs show an early vintage locomotive along with the wording The Hub of Pelican 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