Charity Farms Harvest

Tuesday, Novemer 10th was a fairly nice day for the harvest to be reaped. The machines rolled into the yard of Ken and Joyce Kaufmann, stopped for a morning coffee break and then it was out to the field of flax. The 6 combines began their rounds in the field about 10:45 a.m. and were finished by 3:30 p.m. The grain wagon would pull up side a combine and the flax would be transferred to the wagon from the combine hopper and neither one stopped. This went on all day and it was quite an enjoyable sight. The grain wagon would then transfer the flax into a waiting grain truck and off to the bin it would go when full. The flax straw was then baled by 2 tractors and balers and by the end of the day a lot had been accomplished by many willing hands of help.

The day was a long awaited day and it came off very nicely. CTV came down and did a story which was aired on the CTV news on November 17th. Dan McIntosh was the reporter and did a fine job of presenting the Charity Farms project as a community fund raiser for the school improvements.

Combines were supplied by Brian Jesse, Lawrence Fellner, Harry Sheppard (driven by Stan Sheppard), Tim DeBruyne, Bryon Vermuellen and Brent Vermuellen. Jason Vermuellen supplied and drove tractor and grain cart, Wayne Colbow drove the grain truck supplied by Stan Doughty. Ken Kaufmann drove the grain truck provided by Tim DeBruyne. The semi was provided by Egypt Valley Farms and driven by Dan Madigan. Tractor and auger were supplied by Harry Sheppard.

Pre Harvest spraying was done by Dean Meyers of Minton.

Thanks to the Oasis Restaurant for donating meals for all volunteers, Ken and Joyce Kaufmann for providing morning coffee and lunch, Wayne and Connie Lozinsky for providing salad and desert and Pangman Coop for refreshments.

Also thanks to the R.M. of Norton, Grainbelt Agencies, Municipal Hail, Wray Hail and McQueen Hail and special thanks to Richardson Pioneer, Corinne, for their kind and generous donations.

October Book Club Selection – 1st to Die

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At our Novemer 11th book club meeting we discussed our October selection, 1st to Die by James Patterson. This is the 1st book in James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club Series.

A serial killer is stalking and murdering newlyweds on their honeymoon and San Francisco Homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer takes the case.  While on the case Lindsay Boxer meets three other women–a lawyer, a reporter, and the city medical examiner. These women join forces to solve this gruesome crime and the Women’s Murder Club is born.

This book kept me in suspense until the very end, and I was very surprised at who the serial killer was.

The ladies enjoyed this book and next year we will be reading the 2nd book in this series.

In November our book club selection is Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. Our November meeting will be on Tuesday, December 8th at Kathy’s Place. We will be having our Christmas supper at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

Proposed Pangman Wind Farm

Arrangements were made in January 2009 for a landowners meeting to be held on March 4th, 2009 with the executives of Algonquin Power Trust. They were in attendance to give details of the proposed wind farm south of Pangman.

As a result of this meeting 65 quarters of land were signed on which Algonquin Power Trust has the option to install wind farm infrastructure.

A meteorological tower was erected June 22nd and 23rd, 2009 2 1/2 miles south of the east entrance to Pangman. The tower will be in place for 3 to 5 years collecting data for wind direction and speed.

Landowners of the project are all aware that the proposed wind farm will only come to fruition if and when Sask. Power awards Algonquin Power Trust a Power Purchase Agreement.

Algonquin Power Trust plans to pursue the development of this project further with the support of local landowners, the community, municipal government, wind regime and transmission line capacity.  If an agreement can be made with Sask. Power and Algonquin Power Trust the community, the Rural Municipality and the landowners will benefit.

You can find more information about Wind Power in this article on the Government of Saskatchewan website.

Ladies Auxillary Silent Auction Winner!

On Saturday, October 31, 2009, the Ladies Auxillary closed the silent auction for this beautiful watercolor painting by Cyndi Tasche of Swift Current.

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Don Allewell had the highest bid of $152.00. In total there were 4 bids.

The Ladies Auxillary would like to thank those who placed bids on this painting.

Happy Halloween!!

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Happy Halloween everyone!!

It turned out to be a very nice night for all the kids to go trick or treating.

Some of the homes in Pangman were decorated with pumpkins, skulls and more.

Last Farmer’s Market Held October 31, 2009

This morning was the last Farmer’s Market for this year in Pangman. There was a pancake breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the Farmer’s Market was from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

There was a great turnout for the pancake breakfast. They had to set up tables in the back room of the Community Center so everyone could have their breakfast.

Today we had vendors selling various items, including: books, crafts, ornaments, salsa, beef jerky, homemade bread, buns and more.

The Economic Development Board would like to thank all the Vendors who have particiapted in the Farmer’s Market and hope that many will come back next year. Also, they would like to thank all those who attending the Farmer’s Market during the summer.

The Vendors would like to thank all the customers for their patronage. We hope to see many of you next summer.

Below are photos of today’s Farmer’s Market.

Fall Supper and Wall of Fame

On Friday, October 23, 2009 was our annual Fall Supper. We had a wonderful turnout  with about 180 people attending.

The evening was coupled with the Wall of Fame recipients being honoured.  This years inductees were Ewart Hone and Tom Webb, who were given the much deserved award.  Congratulations to both.

We would like to thank all those who helped out at the Fall Supper, who cooked the food, and who donated towards the cost of the food.

October 31st is the Final Farmer’s Market of this Year!

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On Saturday, October 31st, will be the final Farmer’s Market of this year.

We would like to thank all the vendor’s who have participated week after week.

As our grand finale for the Farmer’s Market, we will be having a breakfast at the Community Centre from 8 to 10 a.m.

Come for coffee and breakfast and be sure to check out the Vendor’s tables.

Volunteers are needed to help cook and clean up. If you can help, please contact Connie or Eileen. Help is always appreciated and there is usually lots of fun to be had.

We hope to see you there at the breakfast and the final Farmer’s Market for this year.

Pangman School Clothing Orders Due October 29th

Pangman School clothing orders are due on October 29th.

Anyone who is interested in purchasing a t-shirt, sweatpants or hoodie with a Pangman School Panther logo on it should contact Sabrina Quigley by phone at school (442-2051),home (442-2005) or by email [email protected]

All products are made by Gildan and will be black with a yellow logo on it.  The prices are very reasonable and include tax, shipping and silk screening.

Prices are as follows:

  • T-shirt – $8
  • Sweatpants – $14
  • Hoodie – $16