With six combines, four tandem trucks and great volunteer effort, the 2018 Pangman Charity Farms crop was harvested in a few hours on September 11. The Charity Farms project, initiated by Brian and Gladys Jesse, has become the major fundraising support for Pangman School. For the past 11 years, Ken and Joyce Kaufmann have rented a half section of land to Pangman Charity Farms.
This year, combines were provided by E. Bourassa & Sons, Brian Jesse, Mark Johnson, Richard Metke and Elwood White. John Colbow, Blake DeBruyne, Brian Jesse and Rodger Sambrook brought their trucks.
John Colbow supplied the tractor to run the auger. Two augers were supplied by Rodger and Adam Sambrook. Durum, chosen as this year’s crop, had been seeded by Brian Jesse and sprayed by John Friesen.
At the end of the successful harvest day, Brian Jesse acknowledged the tremendous support from E. Bourassa & Sons, Farm Credit Canada, RBC Royal Bank of Ogema, RM of Norton and Richardson Pioneer Ltd. of Weyburn. Adam Sambrook was credited for his help in promoting and planning the harvest.
Also adding to the success of this year’s harvest were volunteers Ken Bourassa, Adam Farquhar, Lisa Friesen, Gladys Jesse, Elaine Johnson, Ken and Joyce Kaufmann, Wayne and Connie Lozinsky, Darren Marcenko, Eileen Tunall and Tom Webb.
By Debra Kessler, 306-442-4201
Pangman — A great turnout of volunteers made the job easier in helping combine the durum field for the Charity Farms on Sept. 11. The Ogema Royal Bank brought out pizza for their dinner and the FCC supplied the supper. After 11 years and over $500,000 raised, the Charity Farms finished off its last harvest. The funds raised were for the school and Community Kitchen.
The Pangman dance club will be holding their annual bottle drive on Saturday, Oct. 13, starting at 9 a.m. Please leave your bottles out by your home.
The Pangman Co-op customer appreciation day was held on Sept. 26 at the Pangman Community Centre. Residents joined the staff for hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks in appreciation for their support over the past year.
SaskTel held a town hall meeting on Sept. 26. The topic was the proposed SaskTel telecommunications facility upgrade. The meeting was held at the Community Centre.
Stewart Kessler and Robin Larson were at Radville Marian Home to visit their mom Debbie Kessler and their grandmother Vi Kessler on Sept. 12.
Visiting with Tom, Stewart and Boyd Kessler on Sept 18 was Tom Branford from Regina. Tom grew up in Pangman.