August / September 2014
2014 Flea Market—Ole' Den Antiques:
Pancake breakfast both mornings put on by
the Swimming Pool Board!
The winners of the well- attended Show 'n Shine held on June 28th were:
1st place Bernie Niska—1934 Pontiac, 2nd place—Darren Williams—1959 GMC truck, 3rd place Gary Nichols—1928 Ford
Tornado In Kenaston - July 2014
Photo by Bob Aussant
On Saturday, July 5th the Village of Kenaston was spared the destruction of a tornado that narrowly missed the village limits. Unfortunately the Province of Saskatchewan and Environment Canada Weather Office does not have an effective Tornado tracking and notification system at the present time. This creates the risk of fast moving funnel clouds forming tornados that can reach a populated area quickly and without sufficient warning. We remind rural residents who often have a better view of approaching weather and residents of the Village who live on the edges of the community to be vigilant when a Tornado watch and or warning is issued and report the sighting of threatening funnel clouds or tornados on the ground to local authorities as soon as possible.
To report approaching threatening funnel clouds immediately call: Gene Whitehead – Emergency Measures 306-567-7930 and/or Ken Remmen, Deputy Town Fire Chief 306-567-8240. In all cases of a tornado on the ground, call 9-1-1 first to report and then if safe, call Gene Whitehead and Ken Remmen.This action on the part of our local storm watchers allows local emergency officials and responders to activate warning functions currently in place. At the present time, the means of warning are the fire department vehicle sirens being sounded with emergency vehicles being driven through town. When this happens take cover immediately in your basement or in a room in the center of the house if a basement is not available.
A general alarm siren is in the process of being installed at the fire hall which will serve in the future as a public warning alarm. The sound will be a rising and falling siren alarm when functioning.
St. Andrew's Cemetery:
The Summer Pool Schedule is posted on the Kenaston Home Page. See PDF. Support the Swimming Pool Board at the upcoming Pancake breakfast both mornings of the Flea Market—Sunday August 3rd, and Monday August 4th.
See the Fund-raising Proposal for reviving the diving board, installing a waterslide, and upgrading the facility. Contacts: Neal Sanderson 561-7703 or Elaina Gilmette 252-2791.
Euredka” is well under way with 46 local children, and Clearspring hutterite children registered. It will run all summer long with prize winners being announced at the end of August.
We continue to get in a lot of new books and displays. Right now Miss P has her Graduation Class of 2014 display up for everyone to stop and take a quick look. Library on the hill hours: Monday 7-9 pm, Wednesday 11-5 and Friday 11-5
Alternate Phone Directory:
by ML Whittles
Kiley Zdunich's Bridal Shower
Don’t just hang a poster.
If you have an event be sure to contact Glen or Susan to have your event posted on the Kenaston website, newsletter, and community calendar. Our website is used by a wide sector of the community who also use
kenaston.ca as their default browser page. Therefore this, and the Kenaston FB page, are main communication tools and we invite you to take advantage of them.
See the contact page tab at www.kenaston.ca
PLEASE BE SURE YOUR EVENT GETS SUBMITTED
Sponsoring the Crossroads:
We are currently in need of sponsors. To sponsor ($80) or co-sponsor ($40) an issue contact Susan Anholt: 252-2769.
Our growing list of email addresses helps us reach more of the rural and village residents who do not receive the newsletter. We are hoping to continue with this expanded email list so the Crossroads and other important notices can be sent to more homes over the internet. Those not on our list can send their email address to Glen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributing to the Crossroads:
As space allows and content deemed appropriate, community members are welcomed and encouraged to contribute information or suggestions for articles to the Crossroads. Send your suggestion and contributions to Glen: 252-2711. Issue are published every 2 months.