By Debra Kessler, 306-442-4201
Pangman — The Pangman Thrift Shop is now open with new hours on Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. The Thrift shop re-opened while following the COVID-19 guidelines laid out by the government of Saskatchewan to protect customers and volunteers.
The maximum number of visitors in the Thrift Shop will be six people; all visitors will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry and to maintain a safe distance of six feet from volunteers and other shoppers.
There will be no returns at this time, no coffee served, and customers will be asked to refrain from handling items unless they intend to purchase them. Ask a volunteer to assist if you need to view something in more detail. If you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, please postpone your visit. Donation of clean gently-used items is very much appreciated.
The Pangman Dance Club is again having a Mom’s Pantry fundraiser with some order forms hung on the post office. The order deadline is Friday, May 22.
Pangman and area has a new business, Redcoat Ag Inc. Local resident Tom Webb recently purchased the building and property that Bourassa once occupied on Mergen Street. Redcoat has teamed up with Flaman Rentals and will be renting out various farm equipment.
There is a mechanic on duty and they plan to have parts available as well. A dealer for various short lines and livestock equipment is in the works as well. Redcoat Ag is very excited even with these uncertain times to offer these services to the community, and they look forward to provide the services that the area needs.
Over the Mother’s Day weekend Drayton Larson and Mickey Guillax from Estevan spent time visiting Drayton’s parents Robin and Charles Larson and his grandparents Debbie and Tom Kessler and Stewart.
Word was received on May 9 of the passing of Ernest Herbert McCabe of Ogema, age 87. Ernie farmed and being a well-known auctioneer throughout southern Saskatchewan. At his request, a private family service will be held at the Ogema cemetery at a later date.
Visiting with Tom and Debbie Kessler on May 7 was Vern LaCoste and his son Robyn LaCoste from Weyburn.
Word was received on May 10 of the passing of Margaret Jacobs of Regina. Margaret was a former area resident living on a farm between Khedive and Trossachs. Later due to illness, Margaret moved to Regina.