Items of interest to Rama area residents

            At the PALS Friday night supper and jam session, the 50/50 winner was Linda Gray. The free coffee was won by Ron Mocyk.

            Visiting Lorraine Kaminski for a few days is her daughter Bernice and her son-in-law Irvin Kutney of Calgary.

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            The 2016 rural municipality election results are in for the RM #305 of Invermay as it welcomes a new reeve to the table. Newly elected Bev Whyatt won with 203 votes, defeating Viola Bell, who had 39 votes.

            Bev grew up in the Yorkton area and as an adult she raised her family in the Otthon area. She has two children and four grandkids. Bev moved to the Rama area in 2012. She worked underground production at the Mosaic potash mine in Esterhazy from 2000 to 2014, then worked on a project until 2016 updating and writing manuals and procedures for Mosaic.
            This busy woman drives the school bus for the Good Spirit School Division, works part time at Canada Post and helps out at the family farm. While raising her family in Otthon, she served as councillor for one and a half terms, so when elections came up in 2014 for her division, she entered her name and was successful.

            "I enjoy working with the ratepayers in solving issues and helping to make their lives better," said Reeve Bev Whyatt.

            Lunch for a Buck was held at the Golden Jets Centre. Bingo players on November 6 enjoyed their lunch which was provided by Janet and Ed Yasinski. Vicky Wolkowski was the lotto ball winner.

            November 1 Kaiser tournament winners were Elaine Mitchell and Florence Bilan in first place, George Bilan and Lisa Pasloski in second place and Adam Kosar and Violet Wilcocks in third place. Bring your friends and come have some fun. You might go home with some cash!

            There is no better time to live in a small Saskatchewan town than perogy supper season.            On November 6, I was fortunate to attend the Ukrainian Catholic annual perogy supper. The weather was excellent and so was the meal which was prepared by some of the best cooks in the community. The perogy pans are huge and sit alongside dishes of onions and butter, sour cream and creamy mushroom gravy.

            Supper was followed by dessert, a good cup of coffee and a visit with people from neighbouring communities.

            Door prize winners were Eugene Prychak, Cassidy Bosovich, Cassidy Eskra, Lorne Matsalla, Sonja Kastyshyn, Twyla Hadubiak, Ivan Kastyshyn and Arlene Ukrainetz.

            The 50/50 winners were Rachel Enge, Robbie Bodnarchuk and Paul Myden.

            A University of Saskatchewan student, Kimberly Dutchak, is on a fall midterm reading break visiting family in Rama.  Kimberly is the vice-president of marketing at Edwards Business Students' Society. This accounting and marketing queen oversees a team of 12 and is responsible for all marketing events. Kimberly will graduate in April with a bachelor of commerce degree in accounting.

            Her future after graduation is a position with MNP LLP, which is one of the largest full-service chartered accounting and business advisory firms in Canada.

            Kimberly is the daughter of Mayor Darrell and Monica Dutchak and sibling to Greg Dutchak of Rama. 

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            “I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.”  - Jennifer Yane