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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 27, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A2 BRANDON June 2002 Pupils made all decisions CONTINUED FROM Al Duke was the first dog in Canada to be supplied with a vest from VestA Inspired by Heathers and suggested they start their own club to help outfit police who met Palmer last year while training Scout in suggested the club could raise money for a vest for Starting in the kids set out donation cans in stores around Ashern and sold ribbonwrapped dog bones at accompanied his father to a Wildlife Association banquet in Pilot Mound and gathered donations after making a speech about the You couldnt be more proud of them and they are proud of them Tim They had lots of meetings amongst themselves how to raise They took it all on their Palmer says he was going to try ask ing for a vest in the next budget but was concerned about the hefty He says he was surprised at how fast the club raised the necessary Next thing I know they are phoning me and saying you can fit him for a vest Scout has been working the streets since Routine duties include sniffing for drugs and tracking suspects or missing Scout will only wear the vest in high risk Palmer Its nice to have the vest in case you need it in certain Especially nowadays with what happens on the street you never know what you are going to get Veterans keeping pets WINNIPEG The vets can keep their pets for Residents at Winnipegs Legion a lowincome housing com plex for war have been embroiled in a dispute with the Canadian Legion Memorial Housing The complex never formal ly allowed but residents have owned them for years without problems until a new resident filed a recent com plaint about a neighbours That prompted the board to send let ters to tenants telling them either their pets had to go or they by July The foundation has asked the province to appoint a mediator in the but announced yesterday that in the nothing will be done to remove animals from the With a little good will on both Im sure we can work out a reso lution that will be satisfactory to all con said foundation president Gordon LOTTERIES PICKS WESTERN 46 bonus 19 649 bonus 27 THE PLUS 079443 SCHOOL DAY 4 GARBAGE OKI 5 DEATHS Dora nee May 1901 June beloved wife of beloved wife of of James Jim survived by wife memorial Lillian passed away June Watch Tomorrows BRANDON SUN for these flyers The BAICK Partial distribution subscribers and nonsubscribere BRUCE SUN Thirdgrader Stephanie Willey struggles as she makes her way down the hallway of the Oakburn Elementary School for the last time yesterday Oakburn students leave local school for last time BY SHELLEY VIVIAN Brandon Sun OAKBURN This community bid a bittersweet farewell to its school yes terday as the last students who will ever learn inside its walls packed up their books for the final Oakburn Consolidated which taught 17 kids in Grades 1 through 4 this is being permanent ly shut School staff and other community members marked the occasion with a barbecue and kids played outside in the summer but there were as many tears in the crowd as there were Its pretty said Mereille a Grade 2 student who will take the bus to Rossburn for classes in the Since its so we could do a lot of activities and things It wont be the same at a big Nellie Bartko wasnt at the ceremony yesterday but she wasnt far from the school that has been a part of her life since when she and her husband arrived in Leonard Bartko began teaching at the school that year and later became its a post he held until when he For who lost her husband three months ago to thinking about the closure of the school right next door to her house is Its she said before breaking into Nellie attended the schools end of May an annual but found it too overwhelming and decided not to attend yesterdays she reminisced about events she enjoyed at the school with her hus I really loved all she They were The kids would decorate the stage and theyd practise their roles for For parents who had fought hard to keep the school the anger and dis appointment of losing the battle was still Weve had so much time to think about it and I dont think its really hit home said Roger who served as chairman of the parent coun I guess well see how we feel in September when our kids are being bused out of town to BRUCE SUN A student looks out of the window of a school bus prior to its departure for the last time from the Oakburn Elementary School yesterday after The school will be closing its Students in the community will attend school in Shoal Lake or Parents still dont accept the school boards arguments that the school was too small to be viable and that the multi grade environment wasnt best for learn Desilets The school should have had close to 30 students this he but the division eliminated two sending some students to and with the future of the school many parents in the community chose to send their children He said Oakburn is already feeling the effects of the with some families having moved away and others considering It disperses families and it hurts the The Oakburn School District was formed in The original school was located a mile south of It is now being used as a In rural schools in the area closed and Oakburn Consolidated School was The school officially shuts its doors June 30 but the school division is mak ing it available over the next six months to be used for community Lesia acting superintendent of Pelly Trail School said there has been discussion of the school being used as a division office but it will be up to the school board elected in October to decide where a division office is Pelly Trail School Division is being amalgamated with Birdtail River School Division as part of the provinces plan to reduce by onethird the number of divi sions in Wilson summed up the final year at Oakburn as good but very I we have to look ahead and figure out how we can make change work for Thats what its all about how do you embrace Audrey principal of Oakburn Consolidated School and its only was also concentrating on the positive Ive really focused today on the achievements of the Thats been my And I know theyll be assets to whatever school they go She said shell miss working with the closelyknit which included two educational Im really going to miss being part of that said who moves on to Major Pratt school in Russell this IN BRIEF Thieves tried to steal several cars Police are investigating the theft of a car from downtown Brandon and a string of attempted thefts in the same neighbourhood reported Five vehicles parked in the 300 block of 13th Street and the 400 block of 14th Street were the targets of wouldbe car In each steering columns were damaged but the vehicles were not A thief did make off with one car parked in the 200 block of 12th The 1990 Pontiac 6000 was recov ered in a lane behind the 400 block of 13th Street Tuesday Sports electronics taken Electronics were among the items stolen during a breakin to a home at Brandons Brentwood Trailer About worth of goods were taken during the trailer reported Tuesday Stolen were a home four a car stereo with compact discs and three binders full of sports trading Hoteliers enlist consulting firm Local hoteliers have taken a step to improve their understanding of the Westman Accommodations Group has decided to participate in Canadian management consulting firm Pannell Kerr which maintains the most extensive proprietary database for the Canadian accommodation The database includes occupancy average daily room rates and The move will provide infor mation on market develop ment potential and says group chairperson Darlene Watch for drivers warned No more no more books Brandon police are no traffic The police service is reminding motorists school winds up today and drivers should be extra cautious of youngsters who will now be outdoors throughout the they should be looking out for it exactly the same as when kids are in only looking a lot harder and a lot says Leon Instead of it being at peak going to school and coming from you have to be on the lookout now all day long because the kids could be on their way In the days Flannigan kids may be excited to be out of school and wont be paying as much attention as they should to meaning those behind the wheel have to be No one wants to have a childs life on their hands and I guess thats the big message right now to Students in kindergarten through Grade 8 finish classes today for high school school officially ended Sun Winnipeg begins mosquito fogging WINNIPEG CP The City of Winnipeg has conceded defeat in its war on Crews began fogging parks yesterday with an indiscriminate pesti cide that kills good and bad A residential campaign begins With an provincial grant and from some the city boosted its budget to million to kill mosquitoes in the larval But sus tained downpours defeated the Brandon Suns Forecast i Weather Nstwotfc Canada Western Manitoba Forecast If you do not receive these flyers call the Brandon Sun Circulation Department 727O527 Variably cloudy in the morning becoming mainly sunny in the Winds High Humidex H 30 L 19 Tonight Tomorrow Mainly Low Mainly sunny with cloudy High Low Saturday High Low Sunday Variably High Low Monday Variably High Low Today s UV index Time to burn Sunrise Sunset Moon does not rise Moonset O 3 Aug01 Brandons almannc today Temperature Normal Record Last year Yesterday Precipitation Todays Normals Yesterday 3 mm High Low Bismarck Boston Chicago Dallas Denver Fargo Houston storms tstorms tstorms tstorms Angeles Miami tstorms New York tstorms Phoenix windy Salt Lake Ctstomns San Diego Seattle cloudy Tucson Washlngtontstorms cloudy tstorms tstorms tstorms tstorms cloudy windy showers tstorms Calgary tstorms Chariottetwnshowers Churchill Edmonton showers Estevan Dauphin Fredericton tshowers Halifax Kapuskasg Lethbridge tstorms Moncton showers Montreal tstorms North Bay Ottawa tstorms Albert George showers Rupert showers Quebec tstorms Regina Saint John Saskatoon Johns 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