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WMBEXA business awards competition begins in earnest

Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jaimie Malmgren

Owners of businesses nominated for a Warman-Martensville Business Excellence Award (WMBEXA) gathered in Martensville on Thursday, January 11 to learn details of the competition process.
The third annual business awards gala ceremony, organized by the Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce (PSCC), is slated for May 4 at the Brian King Centre in Warman.
A total of 84 businesses were nominated in five categories, including Business of the Year, Customer Service, Community Involvement, New Business of the Year, and Non-Profit of the Year. To qualify for an award, a nominated business must complete an application form outlining its operations, history, staff and other details by January 31. Continue reading “WMBEXA business awards competition begins in earnest”

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Diary of Anne Frank has relevance in today’s world

Cast members of The Diary of Anne Frank rehearse on the set at Martensville High School Theatre on January 10

Anne Frank died in March, 1945, when she was just 13 years old, a victim of the Jewish Holocaust conducted by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
But she lives on forever through her diary, a poignant and highly personal account of the two years she and her family spent hiding from the Nazis in a small annex in Amsterdam in. The diary made a world-wide impact when it was discovered following the liberation of the Netherlands.
The diary was eventually published in the form of a novel, and in the 1950s it became the basis of an award-winning New York stage drama.
Now, that original, unadapted script is being brought to life again by student actors at Martensville High School (MHS). Continue reading “Diary of Anne Frank has relevance in today’s world”

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Valley Manor School reaches fundraising goal for field trips

Valley Manor School Principal Garth Harrison (left) and Vice-Principal Michael Cox barbecue dozens of hot dogs on Wednesday, December 6

Valley Manor School’s ‘top dogs’ were busy barbecuing dozens of hot dogs on Wednesday, December 6.
Principal Garth Harrison and Vice-Principal Michael Cox braved the frigid temperatures outside the school’s front door to cook lunch for the entire student population. Continue reading “Valley Manor School reaches fundraising goal for field trips”

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