The Jotbook


Election set for October 24

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 As of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18 the RM of Pipestone announced Reeve: Archie McPherson (Acclaimed). Ward 1: James Watt (acclaimed) (incumbent); Ward 2: Election - Amanda Isaac and Garnet Williamson (incumbent); Ward 3: Election - Sean Kirkpatrick and Gary Nicholson (incumbent); Ward 4: Randy Henuset (acclaimed) (incumbent); Ward 5: Sheila Kotylak (acclaimed) (incumbent); Ward 6: Lane Wanless (acclaimed). An official election between Ward 2 and Ward 3 will take place Wednesday, October 24.

Fort La Bosse Board of Trustees

 Nominations for Fort La Bosse School Division’s trustees also closed September 18at 4:30 p.m.  The official results are as follows:Ward 1: Craig W. Russell – (acclaimed); Ward 1: No Nominations received; Ward 2: Margaret Walker (acclaimed); Ward 3: Darcy Campion – (acclaimed); Ward 4: One Trustee to be elected between Kayla Moore and Garry Draper; Ward 5: No nominations received.

Artificial Lake

 The Recreation Development Committee of Tanis Chalmers (chair), Kent Schiltroth, Kari Schiltroth, Dan Kristof, Teresa Vandenberghe, Rob Schiltroth, Carla Slimmon and Tara Cown (staff support) announced that fundraising projects for the future Lake Project in the community of Reston are: Chase the Ace, 50/50, community luncheons, community and corporate sponsorship drive, quiz night and more. Brochures went out in the mail with sponsorship forms for the Artificial Lake. $100 = Pail of Sand. Sponsorship of $10,000 or more will be acknowledged with a large permanent placement and other media. $1,000 or more permanent logo placement. Sponsorship of $1,000 or less – permanent site name listing. Sponsorship of $25 or more will be eligible for a tax receipt. Payment to RM of Pipestone, Box 99, Reston, MB, R0M 1X0.

Fun Fair

  The Reston Fun Fair will be held Friday, September 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. Can you bake a cake for the Cake Walk? There will be raffles and games for the kids. A pulled pork supper available between 5 and 7 p.m.  Half of the table proceeds go to the Reston Rec Plex and the other half is yours to keep. There is no fee to have a table.

Just for Laughs

 Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing. He called the royal weather forecaster and asked about the upcoming weather conditions.

 The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the days ahead. So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen. On the way he met a farmer on his donkey. Upon seeing the king the farmer said, “Your Majesty, you should return to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in the area.” The king was polite and considerate, he replied: “I hold the palace meteorologists in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. And besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him and I will continue on my way.”

 A short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The king and queen were totally soaked. Their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a drenched condition. Furious, the king returned to the palace and fired the weatherman at once! Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high paying role of Royal Forecaster. The farmer said, “Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey’s ears drooping, it means with certainly that it will rain.” So the king hired the donkey.

 We believe this is how the practice of hiring donkeys to work the most influential positions for the government began.


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