Biggar & District ARTS Council are available for bar tending services at your functions/events. Contact Denise @ 306-948-2452

Real Estate

Three-bedroom house, s/f/w/d. Available immediately; also one-bedroom house, s/f/w/d. Available April 1st. Phone 306-948-2702

For sale in Asquith, approximately 1300 sq ft home with fully developed basement and attached garage. 306-280-3215 after 5 p.m. please.

LAND FOR RENT, pasture in R.M. of Eagle Creek. Call for details, 306-948-9186.


Murray David Sutherland
December 30, 1926 - March 16, 2017
Murray passed away in Biggar, Sask. on March 16, 2017 in the Biggar & District Health Centre Long Term Care at the age of 90.
Murray was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. on December 30, 1926.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 70 years, Bernice; sons, Larry (Rita), Bryce (Corinna), great-grandchildren, Jack, Desiree, (Chris) and their children (Kailey, Josh and Ben), Faith, Daniella, and Grace; Tana. Lorne (Cheryl), Keane (Meagan). Brad (Penny), Christine (daughter, Ella), Craig (Rena), Stephen (Meagan). Murray was predeceased by his parents, David and Pearl; brothers, Jack, Robert and sister, Patricia.
He married Bernice (Neff) on September 28, 1946 and hired out on the CNR as brakeman on July 10, 1945 in Moose Jaw. When he could not hold in Moose Jaw, he moved to Radville, where Larry was born; and worked out of there until he could hold again in Moose Jaw in 1947. In the spring of 1949, he moved the whole family to Biggar, Sask. where he spent the rest of his life. He retired at age 55 on November 17, 1981 and enjoyed a very happy retirement. He and Bernice enjoyed travelling to Mexico and Dominica Republic, Hawaii, and numerous trips to other destinations in the USA.
Murray was always interested in sports, especially hockey. He played in Moose Jaw and was on the Juvenile Team that won the Provincial Championship in 1944. After moving to Biggar, he was instrumental with two others forming the first Saskatchewan Registered Minor Hockey League in Biggar that is still growing strong today. He also coached Minor Hockey for many years and played himself on various Biggar Teams. Lastly, was the "Biggar Old Timers", The Hawks, where he had tons of fun and made many friends.
He joined the Biggar Elks Club (charter member) and served through the Chairs to "Exalted Ruler" and made more friends there. He also enjoyed getting together with family and friends. Especially at Turtle Lake showing his grandsons how to catch fish and fillet them. He loved the Lake and cherished his grandchildren and was fortunate enough to have most of them close to home when they were growing up.
When Murray's health failed in 2015, he was admitted to the Biggar Long Term Care Home until his passing. He was very content there and received wonderful care until his unexpected and peaceful death on March 16, 2017.
There will be no service at this time. When further arrangements are made, it will be published.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Biggar & District Health Centre Long Term Care Activity Fund, Box 130, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0
Thank you to Grondin Funeral Services, Bob and staff, in Biggar who are entrusted with the arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963", 306-948-2669,

Isabelle Scobie (Webster)
February 2, 1926 - March 17, 2017
Isabelle Scobie (Webster), formerly of Makwa, Sask., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017 surrounded by her devoted family. Isabelle had just celebrated her 89th birthday on February 2nd.
Isabelle was predeceased by her loving husband, Emerson of 51 years in 2004.
She leaves behind her loving sons: Ken (Vicki), Ed (Jean), Dave (Lois), and Neil (Barb); daughters: Sandra (John Devlin) and Heather (Ian Moorhouse); 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who will cherish her memory. Isabelle will also be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Extendicare Holyrood in Edmonton for their care and compassion over the past three years.
A celebration of Isabelle's life will be held in the summer months, time and place will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favourite charity in Isabelle's name.


Old battery collection, Fisher #300 Cadet Squadron. Drop off at the Biggar Landfill OR contact Quentin Sittler at 306-658-2132

MAIN STREET GARAGE SALE is accepting donations of all items in clean and working condition. Please phone 306-948-1773 or 306-948-5393. Pick-up available.


In loving memory of Anne Schommer
August 23, 1966 - March 27, 2015
“We thought of you today,
But that is nothing new
We thought about
you yesterday
And the days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts.”
… Love you and miss you so much, Mom,
Shelley, Terry, Brenda, Marcel, Cheryl
and their families


We require a Registered Dental Assistant for a permanent full-time position. This truly is a very unique opportunity for a long term career with growth potential. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and a sense of humour.
Basic Requirements: All aspects of dental assisting. CEREC would be an asset, High level of computer proficiency, excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please send a resume and a paragraph about yourself:

Applications are being accepted for the seasonal Public Works positions for the period: May - September 2017. Applicants shall state earliest date available for employment and dates not available for work due to other commitments.
Information on duties and wage rates can be obtained from the undersigned. Deadline for applications/resumes: April 7, 2017.
Apply to: Mark Haynes, Town Foreman
Town of Biggar
P. O. Box 489
Biggar, SK S0K 0M0
Fax: 306-948-5134
Email: townoffice@townof
The Town of Biggar wishes to thank all prospective candidates; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Rack Petroleum
Class 1 drivers required for
seasonal work
Duties include…
• Dry fertilizer deliveries to farm customers and to support our custom application division
• Minimum 6-week contract $25 per hour plus overtime
• Must have safety footwear
• Start date April 10, 2017
Reply with resume to…
Maintenance and Logistics Manager

The Rack Petroleum
Seasonal General Labourers required
• Working at the fertilizer plant in Biggar
• Duties include operating skid steer, unloading railcars and general maintenance.
• Must have safety footwear
• $18 per hour plus overtime
• 6-week minimum contract 12 hour shifts day/night
• Start date April 10, 2017
Maintenance and Logistics Manager

Rack Petroleum is an independent full service agriculture retailer and is currently seeking a…HEAVY DUTY DIESEL AGRICULTURAL MECHANIC

• Working from our Biggar workshop you will be required to service, maintain repair, troubleshoot and repair agricultural equipment. A good working knowledge of floaters, sprayers trucks, trailers and anhydrous ammonia equipment and the ability to maintain service records, order parts and maintain inventory will be required.
Wage dependent on experience.
Reply with resume to…
Maintenance and Logistics Manager

Coming Events

FRIDAYS starting March 3… First five Fridays in Lent… Interdenominational services at 12:05 p.m. followed by lunch at Biggar New Horizons. Sponsored by Biggar and District Ministerial. Everyone welcome.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28: Notice of Annual General Meeting of Biggar Community Health Care Inc. at Biggar New Horizons, 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

MARCH 30, 31 & APRIL 1 @ 7:30 p.m.; and APRIL 2 @ 2:00 p.m.: Reserved seating Tickets available @ at The Biggar Independent, 122 Main St./306-948-3344, $20, for New Creation Community Players musical production of "Sister Act" at The Majestic Theatre, Biggar, Visa/Mastercard accepted.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2: Ruthilda UCW Spring supper, Ruthilda Community Hall, 5 - 7 p.m. Bingo to follow.

TUESDAY, APRIL 4: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… "Fortunate Ones", 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, Biggar. Adults/Seniors $25 (advance $20); Students, 13 and older, $15 (advance $12); children 12 and under, $5. Advance tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452 or online

SATURDAY, APRIL 8: Perdue Arena Rebuild presents… “The World Famous DUELING PIANOS, step out of the ordinary!” at Perdue Rec Complex, Perdue, Sask. Tickets $40 each includes one drink ticket available at Biggar Credit Union (Perdue Branch) or Perdue Hotel, doors open 7:30, show starts at 9 p.m., raffle, midnite lunch, contact for info, 306-237-4489.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… "Jack Semple BB King Tribute", 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, Biggar. Adults/Seniors $25 (advance $20); Students, 13 and older, $15 (advance $12); children 12 and under, $5. Advance tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452 or online

TUESDAY, MAY 2: 2 p.m., “Mother of the Year Tea” at Biggar Community Hall, sponsored by Perdue Branches Enterprise. Entertainment, raffle, door prizes, bake table. Silver Collection. Come honour ALL the Mothers of the Year. Open to everyone. Submission deadline…April 14, 2017.


BIGGAR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE INC., is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to promote wellness in our community and health education. Our $1000.00 scholarship is open to persons who:
- have attended Biggar Central School 2000 or Perdue High School;
- are enrolled in or have been accepted into a Saskatchewan post-secondary degree or a 2-year diploma program that is related to Health Care;
- can elaborate on financial need.
Applications are available at BCS2000 and Perdue High Schools
or request one from

Call for SUBMISSIONS for “Mother of the Year” now being accepted ‘Mother of the Year Tea’ will be held Tuesday, May 2nd.
…submit your favourite Mom letter, around 150 words or less, stating what makes this lady so special. All submissions will be honoured.
…Drop off letters to the Prairie Branches, Nova Wood Centre, 104 - 6th Ave. East, Box 1690, Biggar or Biggar Independent, 122 Main Street, Box 40, Biggar.
Deadline Apr. 14, 2017
…support Prairie Branches with their annual recognition & fundraiser.
*NOTE…mothers from various communities, service clubs and individuals will all come together to be honoured on the day of the tea.

The family of Murray Sutherland would like to thank Dr. Muller and staff for the excellent care he received over the years. Thank you to the staff that cared for him in his "critical times". To the entire staff at the Biggar Long Term Care facility who were very loving even when Murray joked around you always joked back with a big smile! Thanks, guys! You made his stay with you very memorable! Thank you! Also thanks to everyone for the hugs, flowers, cards and food. Thanks to Grondin Funeral Services for their warm and friendly help in our time of need.
… Bernice, Larry, Lorne, and Brad

Thanks to all who came from Biggar to celebrate my special birthday.
… Gladys Komadoski


Pedigree Seed for Spring 2017
Peas: CDC Amarillo
Wheat: AC Vesper VB (Midge tolerant)
AAC Brandon, MR FHB Rating
Waskada, MR FHB Rating
*All germinations are above 95%
* All wheat has 0% Fus. gram
Ruthilda, SK (306) 932-4409
Where Quality Comes First!

Red Angus Yearling Bulls by Private Treaty
Michael and Sandi Gray
Perdue, Sask.   •   306-227-1017