Sales barn manager Russell Richards is expecting 700 head of cattle or more to go up for bids Saturday during the Rainy River Cattlemen Association’s (RRCA) annual spring sale in Stratton.
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The call is out to all canoeists across the district to sign up for the “Mighty Manitou to the Booming Barwick” canoe race slated Sunday, Aug. 1 in conjunction with Chapple’s centennial celebrations.
Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the race at the landing just below the Manitou Rapids. The race is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. sharp.
If the number of booths is any indication, this year’s Rainy River Ag Days and Trade Show could be the biggest yet.
Ag Days organizer Kim Jo Calder said yesterday the trade show portion, which runs April 16-17, already looks like it’s going to be bigger than last year’s.
The Rainy River Health Care Centre is now occupied, with patients and staff both settled into their new surroundings Monday.
Hospital administrator Norma Elliott said yesterday the move from the old hospital was fairly successful.
When Dorothy Medicine got the phone call last week that she had won an International Year of Older Persons provincial award, she first thought she was the victim of a crank call.
Larry Allen said opening up an antique and gift shop wasn’t an overnight dream but more like a nightmare not knowing if it was going to thrive or be nothing more than another well-thought out idea.
“But we’ll never know unless we get both our feet wet,” he reasoned.
With about 700 head of cattle already lined up, the annual spring sale at the Stratton sales yard already is shaping up to be a good one for both buyers and sellers.
“The prices still are being steady,” Peter Spuzak, president of the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association, said yesterday.
Two more teens are needed to fill out the roster of local 4-H’ers bound for Olds, Alta. this summer on an exchange program funded through the federal government.
Kim Jo Calder, a club leader with the Rainy River District 4-H Association, said anyone aged 14-18 who was interested had to sign up by the end of this week, plus hand in their $174 registration fee.
The benches around the auction ring at the Stratton sales yard were packed Saturday, with 13 of the 19 bulls up for bid finding buyers at the 20th-annual Rainy River Bull Evaluation Centre’s sale.
A Charolais bull raised by Wayne C. Meyers fetched the highest bid at $2,200. The next highest went to a Black Angus bull raised by Bob Irvine for $1,850.
An off-line pond capturing flood water from the spring run-off and heavy rainstorms could be the answer to the irrigation needs of Kitchen Creek golf course without upsetting its neighbours.
Greens committee chair Rick Payne said the golf course has given up any plans for drawing water directly from the creek, noting the water flow through there is too low during most of the year.