Pangman Community Christmas Sing-along!

The Pangman Community Christmas Sing-along was held Saturday, December 12th at the Abundant Living Church. About 40 people attended in spite of an extremely chilly night.

Connie Lozinsky was the MC and various members of the community contributed to the musical evening with their guitars, drums, piano and voice selections. As well, the children delighted the audience with various Christmas riddles.

A pot luck lunch of Christmas goodies were enjoyed by all who attended.

Many thanks to all who participated, provided lunch, coffee and hot chocolate. A special thank you to Pastor Gary Penner for letting us use the Abundant Living Church for the evening.

Craft Bazaar at Pangman School!

The yearly Craft Bazaar was held at Pangman School on Saturday, December 5th.

There were 16 to 18 tables set up at the sale this year, with a variety of crafts and items for sale.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Deep South Personal Care Home had one of the tables and would like to thank all who donated baking and those who purchased baking.  Draws were made for prizes and the winners were:

  • Jack Evans, who lives in the home, won the poinsetta
  • Don Allewell won the platter donated by Heather Fellner
  • Vi Kessler won two draws, an Xmas arrangement and an Xmas stocking
  • Karen McNutt won a door hanging
  • Stuart Klippenstien won a Porceline doll
  • Brenda Connor won a Tree stand.

There is still time to get tickets to our Xmas Hampers, on display at Kathy’s Place. The draw for these will be on December 18th at Kathy’s Place.

We would like to thank all those who purchased from our Table at the Craft Bazaar and who purchased tickets for our Xmas Hampers.

Santa Day a Great Success!!

This year Santa Day was held on Saturday, December 5th at Pangman School. It was a great success. Santa and his elves delivered “goodie” bags to all senior residents at the home and to the children.

Movies were watched and then later drawn for. When Santa arrived there were 36 excited children in attendance.

Thanks to Wayne Lozinsky, Richard Strobl and Don Allewell for making Santa Day a success.

We would also like to thank all those businesses who donated monies to Santa Day to help pay for the goodie bags and other expenses. Thanks to the Pangman Library and the Co-op Store for goody bag fillings, and to the United Church calendar fund and Arla Hanson for donating candy canes. Also, thanks to Estella Strobl, Kathy Loucks and Ginny Allewell for filling the “goodie” bags and to Wayne Lozinsky and Don Allewell for delivering the bags.

Loving Lights!

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Once again this year the Loving Lights are shining brightly in front of the Pangman Library.

This is a fundraiser for the Deep South Personal Care Home, with a minimum donation of $5.00 per name.  If you have a loved one or friend you wish to remember this Christmas, fill out the Loving Lights form, make your cheque payable to Deep South Personal Care Home and drop off at the Post Office and Radius Credit Union in Pangman.

Pangman 2009 Wall of Fame Inductees

2009 Wall of Fame Inductees - Tom Webb & Ewart Hone
2009 Wall of Fame Inductees

The 2009 Wall of Fame inductees were Tom Webb and Ewart Hone. The inductees were honoured on October 23rd, 2009 following the Fall Supper. Their photos and citations are on permanent display at the Pangman Community Center.

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As a young boy, Tom had always wanted to skate and play hockey, but as the times were hard, work on the farm was the priority. It all started when Belt Vogeli approached Tom about coaching a hockey team in Pangman, which he did for the next 11 years. The addition to the hockey rink was built during the time that Tom was president of the Pangman Rec. Club, and he sponsored the “Webb’s Comets”. He tried to instill in the boys a dedication to the sport and loyalty to the team. In 1976 he offered to buy the Weyburn Red Wings, and was involved as owner for the next 11 years. “Promoting hockey promotes business in the community,” said Tom Webb in an interview for the Weyburn Review in 1981. The thrill of a lifetime came in 1984 when the Weyburn Red Wings captured the Centennial Cup, the National Championship of Junior A hockey. In 1995 Tom was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in Regina. Over the years he has continued to run a prosperous farming operation. Having served as a Wheat Pool delegate for District 2 and as president of the Pangman Co-op, he is currently a director of Red Coat Road & Rail, a Councillor for the R.M. of Norton, and a member of the Pangman & District Economic Development Board.

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“When I see something that needs doing, I like to get it done or try to find someone to help me get it done.”. These are the words and philosophy of EWART HONE who has lived in Pangman since 1992 after retiring from farming. He is Pangman’s most dedicated volunteer who willingly gets involved in countless activities and functions in our community. On any given summer day, Ewart can be seen watering the flowers at the highway and in town or cutting grass at the gazebo park or checking the boilers at the swimming pool or trimming trees with Jack or preparing for the weekly Farmers Market. When he manages to get away for a few days fishing, the invariable question arises, “When is Ewart coming back?”. Through volunteerism, Ewart has made many friends as he greets young and old with a cheery smile usually followed by some good-natured quip. At a ceremony in Creelman in 2004, Ewart received the regional “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the South East Saskatchewan Association for Culture, Recreation and Sport under the recommendation of the Pangman Recreation Board. The award was in recognition of his many years of dedicated service as a volunteer at the Pangman Recreation Centre. Ewart’s generosity of time and spirit has earned him a well-deserved place of honour on Pangman’s Wall of Fame.

There were articles on the Wall of Fame in The Weyburn Review and in the Radville Star.

Craft Bazaar at Pangman School December 5th.

Be sure to visit the Craft Bazaar at Pangman School on Saturday, December 5th, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Looking for some unique gift ideas for Christmas, the Craft Bazaar has many hand made items from local crafters. Also, the Grade 12 class has a table of items to help raise money for their Graduation.

And, if you lucky you may even see Santa there later that day, as he will be visiting the children at the Santa Day events also being held in the school.

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.