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Rossburn Review (Newspaper) - December 18, 1999, Rossburn, Manitoba2 the Rossburn review saturday december 18,1999 Fred Mcguinnes sharing Good news a at Christmas time Here s my Christmas wish for you Good cheer Good friends Good food with frequent reminders that this is a birthday Celebration and its purpose must not become obscured by a retail frenzy. It is my lament that i m a mite Short of Gold frankincense and myrrh at the moment but in honour of the occasion. Ill share a Little Good news. The headline in the Interlake Spectator fairly shouts in print with letters four inches tall Hometown heroes the picture shows four of the broadest smiles possible on one adult and three youngsters. The adult is Bernard Leyandre. The Young ones Are his grandson Derek Lawless ii and friends Carter Goose head ii and William Goose head aged 10. This Story begins with the disappearance of 79-year-old Christine Anderson a victim of alzheimer a who wandered away from her Home on the Fairford first nation. The ramp issued a missing persons bulletin and the Community organized a massive search Effort. The following Day school was cancelled so the students could serve As searchers. Bernard Leyandre recruited his three helpers and they set off into dense Bush walking and calling. After four hours of Tough going they found the missing woman. She was treated for hypothermia in Hospital at Ashcan. There a another senior in the news this week and for a reason that a entirely different. Clarissa Hilts of Moo Somin is h4. In a feature article in the world Spectator she is described As a Small in stature but in everything else she a big in spirit. Big in Energy. Big in enthusiasm. Clarissa Hilts was honoured recently at government House in Regina Lor being an outstanding senior citizen. When she retired from teaching she turned to Community service Church sunday school summer Camp legion Hospital auxiliary. Meals on wheels seniors organizations and this is Only a partial list. This grandmother to six and great grandmother to four spends her spare time a knitting and crocheting. Ill never explain it to you because i done to know the answer Why do we hear so frequently of brotherly love but rarely of the sisterly Type please let me know. Anyway sisterly love was elevated to new Heights recently when the Wiens twins went to the Hospital together. They live at Kleefeld. Pamela needed a new kidney and Vanessa was willing to donate one of hers. According to the Steinbach Carillon these 20-year-Olds made history on two fronts first identical twins to undergo this operation and their blood match was so precise that no anti rejection drugs were necessary. Christmas being a time for nostalgia let me turn the clock Back to 1932. This was the year in which Watson a Pioneer hardware proprietor Jake Smith had an idea of sheer brilliance he would organize a Santa Claus Day. His fellow merchants must have lacked vision because they chose not to support the plan. Smith proceeded on his own. Santa arrived on the car passenger train. He had gifts for All the hundreds of children awaiting him. In the following years those other merchants got the vision and Santa Claus Day in Watson became a major annual event. There Are fireworks Reindeer Sleigh rides tree decorating sporting events and a Community Bonfire. A 20-foot statue of Santa is Watson a Community Symbol. Fred Mcguinness is a freelance columnist who lives on a Hobby farm near Brandon. You can write to him at Box 22107, Brandon my r7a 6y9. Community Calendar a dec. 19 Rossum United Church Carol service 7 30 . A dec. 20 Rossum ukr. Peoples Home Bingo Early Bird 7 15 ., regular 7 45 . A dec. 21 Rossum elementary school Christmas concert 7 30 ., at the school. A dec. 21 tops meeting 7 00 ., Rossum drop in Centre. A dec. 22 Rossburn seniors drop in Centre Bingo 7 00 . Early Bird 7 30 . Regular a dec. 23 Rossburn a. Society Agri rec Bingo 6 30 ., Rossburn Community Hall. A dec. 26 Rossburn Lions club poker Derby. A dec. 27 Rossburn ukr. Peoples Home Bingo Early Bird 7 15 ., regular 7 45 . A dec. 28 tops meeting 7 00 ., Rossum drop in Centre. A dec. 29 Rossburn seniors drop in Centre Bingo 7 00 . Early Bird 7 30 . Regular. A dec. 30 Rossburn a. Society Agri rec Bingo 6 30 ., Rossburn Community Hall. A dec. 31 celebrations 2000 committee new years eve dance 9 00 .-1 00 a.m., Rossburn Community Hall. A dec. 31 blast into 2000�?T social Oak bum municipal Hall. A Jan. 3 Rossburn 4-h hand workers meeting. 7 30 ., Rossburn Community Hall basement. A Jan. 3 Rossburn ukr. Peoples Home Bingo Early Bird 7 15 ., regular 7 45 . A Jan. 4 Rossburn chamber of Commerce meeting 12 noon Kopper Kettle. A Jan. 4 tops meeting 7 00 ., Rossburn drop in Centre. A Jan. 5 Rossburn seniors drop in Centre Bingo 7 00 . Early Bird 7 30 . Regular. A Jan. 6 Rossum a. Society Agri rec Bingo 6 30 ., Rossburn Community Hall. A Jan. 10 celebrations 2000 committee meeting 12 noon Rossburn Community Hall basement. A Jan. 10 Rossburn ukr. Peoples Home Bingo Early Bird 7 15 ., regular 7 45 . Man. Government ready to meet y2k Challenge health care facilities and government operations Are ready to meet the year 2000 computer Challenge. Finance minister Greg Selinger announced last week. Selinger said the Manitoba government has completed its extensive y2k preparations and expects All critical services to remain in full operation As the new year arrives. Quot Manitoban can Welcome the new millennium with Confidence knowing that every reasonable Effort has been taken to protect government computer systems and health care services from the y2k Bug a the minister said. A if any disruptions occur they Are Likely to be minor annoyances that will cause no significant problems for Manitoban Quot the governments y2k project team has been working on the problem since 1996, giving top priority to services affecting the health safety Security and economic Well being of Manitoban. For provincial government systems alone a total of 575 assessment and upgrading projects were earned out. Protecting Manitoba a health care system from the y2k Bug has been a huge undertaking. Working with the regional health authorities the project team has assessed and tested All Hospital equipment and devices with process Date functions. Of the More than 39,000 pieces of medical equipment assessed less than four per cent required repair or replacement. The project team has also addressed any potential problems with physical Plant equipment at health care facilities such As elevators and temperature control systems. Despite the High Confidence in Manitoba a preparations the province is pre pared to handle any problems that May arise no matter How Remote the possibility. Over the past year the government has been working with municipalities essential service utilities and Law enforcement agencies to Fine tune contingency plans. From dec. 31 to Early january a Central co ordination and communication Centre will Monitor the situation nationally and Provin Bialiy and take immediate action if any serious problems occur. A National organizations have deemed Manitoba one of the Best provinces in the country for y2k preparedness a Selinger said. A fall the necessary upgrades and tests have been completed and in the unlikely event of a system failure we have effective plans in place to ensure critical services can continue to r of Cleome Christma office in Saskatoon from Page 1 million in Cash and $4.6 in share capital to member cooperatives during the year. The balance of $19.9 was retained for future development. Fol maintains its Home office in Saskatoon sask. And regional offices in Winnipeg Regina and Saskatoon sask., and Calgary and Edmonton Alta. It is a wholesale supplier of Petroleum food general merchandise crop supplies and livestock feed in a Market area extending from the Lakehead to the Queen Charlotte islands and from the . Border to the Arctic Circle. Its manufacturing operations include Consumers co operative refineries limited in Regina sask., a plywood Plant and Sawmill in Canoe . And seven feed plants. Shopper special j indoor Pool Waterside Whirlpool Sauna a games room Monte Carlo gaming i lounge 5 min. I from Polo Park i shopping i Centre based on j availability j not valid dec. 31 for reservations a 204 786 Bavta of i double occupancy Call offer valid til Jan. 3/00 with presentation of this coupon4801 International inn i sox Wellington at Berry St. Winnipeg Manitoba permanent hair removal Why be bothered with razors Etc. Be clean and smooth forever brents skin care Centre Russell my the Rossburn review published weekly by Nesbitt publishing ltd., Box 130, Rossum Manitoba r0j 1v0 Telephone 204 859-2324 fax 204 759-2521 anywhere in Canada $28.50 including taxes .a. $90.00 publications mail registration no. 09348 Gregory Nesbitt editor amp publisher Michelle Gonsiorek manager Rossum Connie Kay advertising design Judy Nesbitt advertising design Darrell Nesbitt sales representative

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