Sunday November 23, 2014

Garage destroyed, house damaged in Midale blaze


Midale (cpd) — Mike Fell’s garage burned to the ground and their home sustained extensive damage on the morning of Feb. 6. Midale/Cymri Fire Rescue were on scene shortly after the fire was reported and they called in Weyburn Fire Department to help as well. The fire spread quickly from the time that it was noticed until the garage was fully engulfed. There was little wind at the time so no other homes caught on fire and nobody was injured in the fire.
The Midale Oilmen’s 26th Annual Curling Bonspiel has been  re-scheduled for Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. It begins on Thursday evening; Friday is curling throughout the day but ends early as that is the night of their supper at 6 p.m., with a Dutch auction after supper, and dance to start around 9 p.m. Saturday is the playoffs.

Organizers ask that a minimum of one person per team is employed in the oilfield. The cost is $240 per team entry and it includes some drink and supper tickets. Extra supper tickets may be purchased for $15 each. You may register a team by e-mailing your contact information to: or calling Bruce Palmer, Glenn Wiens or Catrina Moldenhauer.

High school curling continues for all senior students on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Midale Civic Centre.

Drama practices have begun and will take place every day but Wednesdays during lunch break at 12:15. Practices will be starting after schools at 3:20 as well on the stage.

Junior badminton practices started on Feb. 10. The following week they will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

High school band/choir will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20-4 p.m.

Free public skating will most likely be held on Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 from 2-4 p.m. Please note that these times are subject to change as sometimes teams need to make up games and may need this ice time. Please feel free to call or text the rink cell phone for any questions. The rink schedule is also posted in Google Calendars under Midale Rink. If you cannot access the link, please text the rink cell phone with your e-mail and the link will be sent to you, or e-mail

Midale Petroleum Novice Storm’s next home action was on Feb. 8 versus Yellow Grass.

The Midale Mustangs’ first home playoff game against the Redvers Rockets was played on Feb. 3. The Big Six Hockey League playoffs have started so please watch for updates on the Facebook page for Midale Rink/Harry O’ Memorial Arena as the games get posted on there or on the Big Six Hockey website.

Curling ice is booked through Janice Vilcu, so please give her a call if you need to rent it.

The Midale Farmers Curling Bonspiel will be held on March 5-9. If you would like to enter a team, please call either Brad Eggum or Neil Martinson.

Midale Public Library has started up a preschool kids program on Fridays from 10:30 to 11 at the Midale Civic Centre. For more information give the library a call. Their hours as of Feb. 14 will be Tuesdays from 2:30-5:30 and 6-8 p.m., and on Fridays from 9:30-12 and 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Midale’s Cymri 36 Pet Rescue will be holding a garage sale in the spring. They will hold it when the town has their town-wide garage sale. Anybody looking to donate good used items can call Sandra Carlson or Larraine Bloor. These ladies will store the stuff until they hold the sale. All money raised will be used for the Pet Rescue.

At the moment, the shelter has a few cats and therefore is always open to donations of cat litter, cat food, toys, collars, etc. All donations are welcome anytime.

The Midale and Area Rec Board (M.O.R.E 2000) will be holding their 20th annual Fun-D-Raising Supper and Auctions on Saturday, April 12. Cocktails will start at 5:30 p.m. Supper at 6 p.m. and the Auction will start around 6:30 p.m. There are three different auctions that take place during the evening. There is a silent auction so people can bid on the smaller items that get donated, a live auction is used for the higher priced or hard to obtain items that are donated and then there is a Dutch auction, where you buy tickets for a chance to win a big prize or a trip voucher. The winner gets the choice of which prize they would like.

Tickets for the fundraiser are still only $15 each and will be available soon at local businesses as well as by calling Catrina to reserve tickets and or tables.

Last year was sold out before the event and a lot of tables were reserved ahead of time.

This is the biggest fundraiser the rink does every year and it is done to keep both the hockey and curling rinks open and operational. Many upgrades have been done in the past year, with the most expensive one being replacing compressors for the ice plant. There was approximately $100,000 done just for that alone. This fundraiser raises approximately $90,000-$100,000 each year and is used to keep ice rentals as cheap as possible.


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