Lions Club Craft Sale is November 26

The Esterhazy & District Lions Club is holding their 9th Annual Craft Sale on Sunday, November 26. The popular event will take place at the Boreen community centre, and will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. The date will be added to our community calendar for your reference.

Below are some pictures taken at the 7th Annual Sale in 2015. Consider it to be a foretaste of coming attractions!


What’s in the Miner-Journal newspaper next week?

North Valley Credit Union, and EsterhazyOnline, are supporters of the Miner-Journal newspaper. Therefore, each week we will publish the headlines for the upcoming edition of the paper. We encourage our readers to be MJ readers too. Here are the headlines from NEXT WEEK’S Miner-Journal newspaper.

  • The Kindness Rocks Project
  • Kerr’s book is spreading positive energy worldwide
  • Skate Esterhazy represents at Sask Open Invitational
  • Flu clinics announced
  • National School Safety Week
  • Bowling Report
  • PotashCorp Scissor Creek expansion complete
  • Drug trafficking charges leads to prison sentence
  • Esterhazy Chicken Chef holds grand opening
  • New Wildlife Management Survey App available
  • EHS academic awards
  • Crop report

Pick up a copy next week at the grocery stores, pharmacies, all gas stations in Esterhazy. Or, at Stockholm Foods, Tantallon Co-op, Langenburg Pharmasave, and Churchbridge Co-op. You can also buy one at the Miner-Journal office.

Looking for the Swaaben family

EsterhazyOnline received an email from Holland this week. It’s from a researcher looking for information on the Swaaben family. Here is the email, and if you can assist, please get in touch with EsterhazyOnline via the contact form (HERE), and I’ll convey your message to the original emailer.

“I am from The Netherlands (Holland) and I am looking into our family research. A far relative had the surname Swaaben. In Esterhazy there lived a Martin Swaaben (died 1946) the local butcher. His son was Ted (Theodore) Swaaben.. The only address of a living Swaaben we found on the internet is T.M. Swaaben at Bird’s Point Stockholm. We would like to know who the parents were from Martin Swaaben because that would make our search easier. We only know that our far relative went to Amerika and lived in Boston as a Tailor. He died in the R.R. Accident of Bussey Bridge Accident in 1887. We would like to know if Martin Swaaben was his son. If you know anything about the Swaaben family in Saskatchewan we would be pleased to hear it. Regards Serge Klaassen.”


Lego Builders Club planned at the library

Greetings from the Jean Pask Library! We have a lot of exciting new programs happening this fall. We are in the process of planning a Lego Builders Club. The sessions will run the first Thursday of every month from 4:00-5:00, starting November 2. Each session will have a different design challenge and creations will stay on display at the library for the month until we meet again. To ensure that we have enough supplies for the program, we are asking for donations of Lego. If you have Lego that you are looking to find a new home for, we will gratefully accept it at the library. As not all building blocks are interlocking, we ask that only Lego brand be donated. Donations can be dropped off at the library during open hours or in the book drop. Thank you in advance for all donations!

We also have a giant colouring map that is set out on the table for people to add their artist flare too. We have materials in a variety of languages available and a great puppet theatre with new puppets! The library is a wonderful space for more than just reading a book or using the computer. Come in and play cards or do a scavenger hunt. Stop by after school and do homework, or enjoy your morning coffee in a new setting, curled up with a good book. If there are programs that you would like to see available here at the library, drop in or call us at 306-745-6406.