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Baldur Gazette News (Newspaper) - October 21, 1997, Baldur, Manitoba The The Weather Tuesday Low 7 High Wednesday Low 5 High Move Clocks Back One Hour October 26th Manitoba clocks move back one hour in the early morning of when standard time returns to the prov Under the Offi cial Time day light saving uniform for the entire ends on the last Sunday in October and begins the first Sunday in This the official reversion to standard time occurs precisely at 3 at which time clocks are turned back to 2 Public Meeting A meeting to discuss tentative plans for a Home Coming in 1999 will be held 27 in the Belmont Community Hall at Please bring your ideas and be ready to Is Your Subscription Due CD S O CD O 23 OCQ IT CD e r IJSI 3 3 o 100 40 Elaine Hammond A Hometown Writer Tuesday October about 20 people enjoyed a rare treat as Elaine Breault Hammond came to Baldur to read from her new childrens book Beyond the She read a chapter from the book a chapter about a prairie fire In the pioneer Elaines new book is the second In a series of time travel adventure stories given historical but created with fictional Beyond The Waterfall is set In Manitoba In Place names are familiar as Valhalla Is Prairie Mound Is Pilot Mound and of course we all know where Boulder Lake Her first book The Secret Under The Whirlpool was set In the 1700s during the time of the expulsion of the Acadlans from the Those childrens Continued on page 2 October 1997 Ninetfc Sww This fine Halloween display can be seen at the entrance to Carl and Coreen Johnsons yard at the west aide of Round Table 97 reports successful planning tabled Submitted by Janet Fowler Twentytwo Interested citizens braved the nasty weather as Baldur Community Development Association hosted the 3rd Annual Round Table meeting at the Memorial Hall on the evening of Wednesday October who wished to be were caught in the unfortunate situation of having a Parent Advisory Council meeting on the same Still many local organizations were not although Invitations were mailed to every group in the and the event was well The meeting was opened with remarks from Chair Rick who reminded the gathering that many issues brought to previous round table meetings had been and with very successful Rick gave a vote of thanks to GARY HOWELL ELICITS SUGGESTS STEPS Guest Gary Is a native of who recently returned after 20 years In the He has worked In the seniors tour package industry and as a service trainer and small business He is the current owner of the Log Cabin and Is also doing consulting In his Gary Howell led the meeting through a thought process which could help us to determine a plan of action to develop Howell began by helping us list our which the meeting suggested were safety for all ages hospital K12 school 4 churches of which 3 are heritage buildings rink complex celebrating the centennial of the Curling Club this winter tidy and pretty townsite highway through friendly rural He then asked for a list of which the meeting suggested were more positive than but the naysayers tend to be louder boxing ourselves in by We tried that and Were too small to do that a shortage of most people present were on 3 or more committees difficulty accepting MOMENTS OF At this point in Gary introduced the concept of moments of or moments of which he defined as any time of contact with an In the restaurant or gas a moment of truth is when a new customer first judges your your the state of your These moments also happen In your contact with potential customers through through your marketing or in a Is your establishment clean is your baking up to snuff hows your hospitality Howell explained that customers first Impressions are based on which are based on recent Expectations are based on the difference between your service and hospitality as compared with the service and hospitality they have received elsewhere a difference over which you have no Here he advised the 1 Manage and deliver your service or product 1 better than everybody Reward people who coming through and theyll be TOURISM Some suggestions were Who uses 23 Highway Where are they going from and to What are they carrying Tourism is one way to get new dollars Into an Most new promotions take 3 years to show Neepawa Lily Festival drew 1000 people In year 6000 In year 2 and 7000 In year although came to the MInnedosa hosts a hugely successful Norsk a Scandinavian Festival in Minot has featured big name entertainers for 20 years and is listed as one of the 100 top events In North Dauphins Country Fest is hugely although it has purposely been kept at per The centennial of our Curling Club this year presents a wonderful marketing MANUFACTURING Howell suggested that light manufacturing may also be an He used the example of Unique Products In a tent manufacturing company which when was a producer of work shelters for manhole covers and highway but has been converted to producing hunting BUILD ON STRENGTHS Town beautlflcatlon has been a big and could 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