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.
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.
On Wednesday, November 11th was Remembrance Day. A service was held at Pangman School to honor those who lost their lives fighting to protect our country during war time. Then the wreaths were taken and placed on the Cenotaph.
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.
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.
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.