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A week of fires, COVID testing and the start of ball practices

Posted on April 29, 2021 by Maple Creek
The Fox Valley T-ball team, coached by Sarah Koch and Clayton Sarauer was pumped to be starting ball practices. Photos by Susan Rose

Submitted by Susan Rose
For the second time in a week, the siren blared at the R.M. of Fox Valley Fire Hall. This time it was a small grass fire caused by a controlled burn. It was extinguished quickly.
Immediately after the fire on Monday, April 19, St. Mary’s Parish paid for two nights in the Fox Den Motel, and the Knights of Columbus paid for a third for the family, and the friend who resided with them. The CWL provided clothing for the family from their Care, Share, and Wear supply, and other donations of clothing and immediate necessities came in from the community. A Meal Train was set up to provide meals as there are no meal preparation facilities at the motel.  This tided them over until Social Services and the Red Cross could set up a plan for them. The outpouring of love and concern for the family and their friend who lost everything has been amazing. They are now receiving help from Social Services and Red Cross who will help get them to find housing. Until that time they do not need donations of furniture or other household items, and may not need them. Fox Valley is truly a caring community.
On Tuesday, April 20 from 2:00 until 4:30 pm, three friendly health care workers from the Saskatchewan Health Authority mobile testing unit were on hand to provide testing to anyone wishing it in view of the rising numbers of covid cases in our health region.
Wednesday was the start of ball practices which were sorely missed last spring. The children and youth were very excited to be out playing in the fresh air.
Brent and Rhonda Ternes now have another local granddaughter. Avery Mae Ternes took her time coming, and her parents Blaine and Colton were ecstatic when she arrived on April 21st. weighing 8 lb. 7.8 oz.  Avery’s maternal grandparents are Maxine and Jeff Donaldson.

Friendly health care workers from the SHA wait outside the Fox Valley Community Centre for people who were wanting to be tested for Covid-19.

Josh and Amanda Koch were the lucky winners of the 6th Chase the Ace draw made on Thursday, April 22nd. There was $197 up for grabs from ticket sales. Out of 47 cards, proxy Char Anton drew the King of Hearts, so the next jackpot will $1398 plus the proceeds of ticket sales in the next three weeks. The next draw will be May 13th.

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