Pangman library features new programs

By Debra Kessler, 306-442-4201

The public library will have “Knitting Time” on Thursday, Jan. 23, where one can go to learn to knit, add to your knitting skills or simply work on a project with other knitters. Experienced knitter Isobel Sample will be there to guide you. Feel free to bring your own needles and yarn, however the library can also loan you material to get you started.

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For the month of January, the Pangman library will be hosting a “Sphero Makerspace Kit”. Sphero is a robot designed to inspire curiosity, creativity and invention through connected play and coding. Learn programming and complete hands-on activities for the month of January.

The Pangman Economic Development Board will be holding a meeting on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Pangman library. An election of officers will be held, and the group is also seeking a new treasurer. Everyone is welcome to attend.Due to the extremely cold weather, the school buses didn’t run for a few days.

The Pangman Rec Board will be hosting another game night at the Community Centre on Saturday, Jan. 25, starting from 7 p.m. till 2 a.m. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. A cash bar and snacks will be available.

The Pangman Rec Club hosted a cribbage tournament on Jan. 12 at the Pangman Community Centre. Sixteen teams participated and first place winners were Richard Metke and Kathy Nagy. Second place went to Jackie and Lori Wolstenholme, and low hands went to Brad Neiszner and Brad Verot.

Another cribbage tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Pangman Community Centre, with an entry fee of $30 a team. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. with games starting at 10 a.m. There will be a 50-per-cent payout for first, second and low payout. Please contact Erin Kessler or Paul Metke to enter or more information. Please enter your team prior to Feb. 22.

Word was received on Jan. 12 of the passing of Dwayne Michael Heath, age 51, late of Weyburn. Dwayne grew up in Pangman. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Some of the residents of the Deep South Personal Care home participated in the High Roller tournament on Jan. 7.

Ruby Gosling came in first place with her score of 210 points, Betty Hildebaugh came in second with her score of 190 points and Annie Seitz took third place with her score of 85 points.

Some of the residents participated in the Bean Bag tournament on Jan. 9, with Addie Johnson coming in first place with her score of 55 points. Annie Seitz came in second place with her score of 48 points and Betty Hildebaugh and Ruby Gosling tied for third place with their score of 44 points each.

Rev. Ella Frank came in to the Home on Jan. 10 and did a small church service.

Many families and friends from Pangman attended the funeral services for Minnie Johnson, age 94, late of Ogema, on Jan. 4. Minnie was a former resident of the Deep South Personal Care home.

Debbie and Boyd Kessler visited with Keith Kessler at the Regina Pasqua Hospital on Jan. 4.

Visiting with Debbie and Boyd Kessler over Christmas holidays was Debbie’s sister Carol and Ron Keizer from Alberta.

Visiting with Adam and Brandy Kessler and girls over Christmas was Brandy’s brother Justin Gartner and family from Corning, her mom Sherry Fisher and Brian Colbow and Tyler Gartner.