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1. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
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Louise Eckart of Harvey North Dakota celebrating her 99th birthday July 5th 2009.
Eckart family celebrates a 99th birthday
July 22, 2009
by: Timothy and Judy Shire
Harvey, North Dakota:
In a world that seems to be changing even as we text on our cell phones it is important to recognise the importance of family and the part our families play in determining our self awareness and understanding our origins. This story is not about a Tisdale family but a Saskatchewan family from the Maple Creek area that traces its origins back to North Dakota, South Dakota, near Odessa in the Ukraine and indeed back to Germany. On July 5th we celebrated with the Eckart family as Louise Eckart marked her 99th birthday.

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Today in Ensign years past

2008 - Business changes in Tisdale and Prime Minister abdicates responsibilities
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2004 - GSP spraying and until proven guilty
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2002 - Cooking at the end first cut, Greenwater report and flashy Lilies
2001 - Construction updates and poppy time

2000 - Porcupine Plain dealt body blow, Doug Elliot's indicators of economic reality and custom pickup

1999 - Preparing to mount the mount, Robinson R22 Beta, Jet A-1 tanks go east, iBook laptop version of the iMac and Winds aloft

1998 - Big move and hogs and clean air


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Tim's Tip of the Day

Success for a community might be a function of its ability to deal with its past and how it blends into its present. There is a need for us all to be able to accept the past and fit ourselves into the fabric of the present.(Click on thumb nail to see full size.)

Kevin's find of the day

Bomb expert Captan Daniel
Shepherd killed despite
Taleban warning

Taleban bomb makers are using little or no metal in their weapons and are killing most of the NATO soldier lost in the war. British Captain Shepherd a true hero, was killed this week.

Happenings In Tisdale:

House 6 arrives
July 21, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
This project began on April 23rd with excavation started that day and susequently a foam form concrete basement was created but it was not until today that the house was moved into town. As few as two or three houses migrate to Tisdale each year. One of those that moved here last year was moved because contractors were unavailable to build a new house.
"One step"
July 20, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Though history records the actual first step on the moon was forty years ago today for those of us caught up in the event it really had been going on all week long and the actually event of astronauts on the moons surface was just part of a remarkable achievement by NASA scientists and the determination by the US government to see through such an expensive project.
The Greenwater report
July 20, 2009
by: Gerald Crawford
Greenwater Lake Provincial Park:
In this report we get and explanation about last week's missing report and some insight into the strategy of roaming around in a motorhome each summer. The Crawfords attend a Perigord celebration for the Maquette family and tell us about some new lots that are available across the highway from Greenwater Park.
A couple of days in Dakota
July 16, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Harvey ND:
Its summer holiday time and we are definitely lagging behind a bit at Ensign. With trips and rest time posting has been spotty and will continue to be so for the next few weeks. We went to a family event in Harvey North Dakota on the July 4th weekend and visited towns, villages, a city and did some serious visiting this story tries to sum up some of the things we learned on our short visit.
The Greenwater report
July 13, 2009
by: Gerald Crawford
This report actually from last weekend tells us some history of Kelliher and the outstanding 100th Anniversary that was the main feature of the weekend of the July 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Duplex, housing start eleven
July 13, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
This project got underway back on May 26th and during this past week its walls began to take shape. One of the main reasons for the slow progress is the size and scope of this project which is roughly equal to two full sized houses.
Canada Day in Regina
July 3, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Progressively year after year the rather constrained Canadian is becoming more and more demonstrable when it comes to showing their patriotism. Steadily we see young Canadians showing their seniors that being proud to be a Canadian is fashionable and perfectly okay for the typically reserved nature of our citizenry.
Dominion Day Challenge, Read your country's foundational documents
July 3, 2009
by: Robert Ede
Richmond Hill Ontario:
The Canadian constitution is fundamentally much more complex than what we see in the news each day and it is substantially more dynamic than the ancient 1776 document that is the basis for the government of our southern neighbours. Many of our concerns about the Canadian government are covered in the constitional documents but ignored. Check out Mr. Ede's link to the basics that establish Canadian democracy.
Oh Canada
June 30, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Tomorrow is what we used to call "Dominion Day" but no matter what we call it there is no question that Canadians from coast to coast to coast appreciate their country and are dedicated to preserving those things that make this a great place to live and enjoy our days together. But all is not sweetness and light and we need to be on our guard to stand up for what we know to be Canadian and Canadian values.
Greenwater report
June 29, 2009
by: Gerald Crawford
Eagle Creek:
The Crawfords are getting the use of their motor home this summer and this week's report comes from the Eagle Creek Regional Park near Asquith. But, the itinerary is building up as plans to go to Kelliher, Kelvington, Greenwater, Watrous and on to Manitoba are all in the works.
Promising, rain and hope
June 25, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
Things were looking pretty glum for Saskatchewan's primary industry. Dust bowl conditions and frozen pastures but then we got some rain and the countryside has turn a righteous green. But there is more to consider then just the weather and that's looking up as well.
KidSport hot dog sale
June 25, 2009
by: Timothy W. Shire
KidSport is one of those outstanind projects in the community where the fund provides registration money for kids and their families so that every child has the oportunity to take part in organised sports and recreational programming.

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