Christmas message from Kenneth J Kerr

Greetings everyone, Merry Christmas and compliments of the season. I wish you all a healthy, happy time of peace and wellbeing.

At this time I want to talk about the future of this website. The North Valley Credit Union Community Announcer/EsterhazyOnline, has been open for about four months now. I really appreciate the 2000 or so hits every month, and I hope you are gaining value from it. However, the success of this venture also depends on you.

The vision for this website is not to restore the original EsterhazyOnline. It’s not intended to be an all-out news site. We are happy to leave news reporting to the Miner-Journal, and wish to support Brenda and her team in the continuance of the paper. What this site is intended to be, is the go-to place for announcements for the Esterhazy area.

So where can you play a role in its success? Simple. If we don’t know about it we can’t tell people about it. If we do know about it, we can help you promote it. Bottom line, we need you to keep us informed. So, we ask the local schools, churches, social clubs, service organizations, sports teams, youth groups, the museum, the library, etc, to please keep us in the loop. If you have an upcoming event or happening, send us the details and we’ll promote it on this site, in the calendars, and on facebook. Do that and this site will be a vibrant success. Don’t do it, and there will be less to see on this site. It’s as simple as that.

The good thing is that all non-profit, charitable and fund-raising notices are already paid for by North Valley Credit Union. So there’s no excuse for not telling us about what you have planned.

Now, what about commercial announcements? Beginning in January, 2018, we are opening the door to business adverts.  It won’t be a sponsorship situation like the old EsterhazyOnline, it will be an advert by advert basis, with rates yet to be announced. In short, if you have a business or commercial announcement to make, you can now promote it here as well. We will add it to the calendars, facebook, etc. There will be no longterm commitments to make, nothing to sign, you tell us, you pay us, and the announcement will go up for a prescribed time period. Once again, please get in touch with us.

Together, we can build on the foundation of this platform, let’s make it indeed the go-to place for what’s happening in Esterhazy and the area.

– Kenneth

Pick up the Christmas edition of the Miner-Journal

A note from the Miner-Journal

Our annual Christmas issue is here and it is packed with Santa letters, Clergy Messages, drawings, Christmas poems, recipes and Christmas memories from area children and families.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who submitted Christmas letters, photos, drawings, messages and recipes. It is very much appreciated. THANK YOU to all the businesses who advertised their Christmas Greetings in this issue. Without your support there would be no newspaper in Esterhazy. Please show your support back and shop locally. The staff and I feel this is the best Christmas issue yet, thanks to all of you. – Brenda Matchett, Publisher, Miner-Journal.

Make sure you grab your copy, it is only in the stores until Dec. 24. From all of us at The Miner-Journal, may you and yours have a very Merry Christmas filled with love, family and blessings. Thank you for your continued support over the past year. – Brenda & Brad, Terri and Christina and their families Our New Year’s issue will be out Dec. 27, and then we will be closed until Jan. 9.

Submissions invited for the Christmas edition of Miner-Journal

My friends at the Miner-Journal newspaper are putting together material for the Christmas edition, and they’re inviting submissions from local children, and those who are still children at heart. The deadline is December 11, so you’ll need to get your thinking caps on! Suggestions include:-

  • Letters to Santa
  • Christmas artwork
  • Christmas poems
  • Christmas family traditions
  • and more..

Please refer to the poster below for more details.

 

2018 Potashville Music Festival will be held in Esterhazy

The 2018 Potashville Music Festival will be held in Esterhazy. The venues will be Esterhazy High School, and Esterhazy Baptist Church. The following announcement comes from the new facebook page for the event.

Welcome to the Potashville Music Festival Page 2018, with this year’s festival being held in Esterhazy. Please mark the following dates on your calendar:

  • March 5 – BAND
  • March 6 – BAND ENSEMBLES (solos, duets, trios, etc.)
  • March 7, 8 – PIANO
  • March 9 – VOICE & VERSE

If you or your child, tween or teen has a love of music and the performing arts, then this festival is for you! If your child is taking music lessons, or plays an instrument, or loves to sing or act or recite poetry, we invite you to share in conversation with your children and teachers about the festival and begin to have a look at pieces they would like to perform at this year’s festival. For information on classes, please view the syllabus in the link shown below. Also, please visit the SMFA website where you will find more information about our festival on the “Festivals” with regards to entries, entry fees, scholarships, and awards. Esterhazy High school will be the venue for the school bands on March 5, with the remainder of the festival dates being held at the Esterhazy Baptist Church.

The Potashville Music Festival facebookpage is HERE

 

Have you picked up the latest Miner-Journal?

North Valley Credit Union, and EsterhazyOnline, are supporters of the Miner-Journal newspaper, and we encourage our site visitors to be MJ readers too. Here are the headlines from the current edition of the paper.

  • Moonlight Madness in Esterhazy – Dec. 7
  • Local musicians perform to a packed theatre
  • Fentanyl patches stolen from pharmacy in Melville
  • December is alive with events in Esterhazy
  • Reminder to parents: Winter regulations for Students
  • Saskatchewan taking zero tolerance stance against drug-impaired drivers
  • Skate Esterhazy attends Saskatchewan Sectionals
  • Government of Sask committing funding to support anti-bullying
  • Police watching for impaired drivers far and wide

Pick up a copy 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.

Have you picked up the latest Miner-Journal?

North Valley Credit Union, and EsterhazyOnline, are supporters of the Miner-Journal newspaper, and we encourage our site visitors to be MJ readers too. Here are the headlines from the current edition of the paper.

  • Break & Enter results in one gun shot victim
  • Mayor’s Corner and Spy Hill News
  • Esterhazy Flyers update
  • NVCU donation to Macdonald School
  • John Martin reaches 60 years with the Legion
  • October Skater of the Month
  • Obituary for Derek Copp – Vice principal for EHS
  • Letter to the Editor
  • Government provides funding to help find missing children
  • Moonlight Madness set for Thursday, Dec. 7 – Watch for Posters

Pick up a copy 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.