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

Real Estate

Acreage for Sale… Hammond Realty Starter ranch near Argo Bush includes 160 acres with 108 acres of tame grass and the balance being native pasture and yard site. Fenced and cross fenced into 4 paddocks. 1,120 sq. ft. 1996 mobile home includes 3 bed, 2 bath, vaulted ceiling, porch, deck, spacious floor plan, shows well. Yard includes barns, corrals, bins and sheds. Tremendous value! Asking $210,000. Call Tim 306-948-5052.

Pasture land for rent in R.M. of Eagle Creek. Call for details. 306-948-9186

The Biggar Museum rents the Credit Union Gallery for meetings, luncheons, workshops et cetera. Call for bookings, very reasonable rates and more information, 306-948-3451.


Pearl Zagoruy
It is with sadness that the family announce the passing of Pearl Zagoruy on September 1, 2014 at the Diamond Lodge, Biggar, Sask., at the age of 95 years.
Pearl was born on November 18, 1918 in Rava Ruska, Western Ukraine. Pearl was the youngest of five children born to Egnat and Kristina Perih. Pearl had three brothers, Nestor, Steve, and Fred; and one sister, Annie. Pearl's father passed away when she was very young. Pearl's mother married Karl Zinkow in the Ukraine. He came to Canada to find a home for his family. Pearl came to the Louvain district on March 27, 1926 with her mother and sister, Annie, where her step-father had taken up farming. Pearl attended school at Louvain. She left school a a young age to help her parents on the farm.
On January 8, 1936, Pearl married Karl Zagoruy and they farmed in the Louvain district. They raised three children, two sons, Walter, John and one daughter, Eva. Pearl and Karl moved to Biggar in 1954. Karl continued to farm from town until he retired. For the next 25 years Pearl worked at the Biggar Hotel. They spent several winters in Penticton, B.C. visiting friends and enjoying milder weather.
Pearl enjoyed planting a garden, caring for her flowers and yard. Pearl was always interested in farming, she always asked how were the crops. Pearl loved her family and was always interested in everyone's well being. Pearl's daily walk downtown consisted of visiting people and going for coffee, family get togethers, gardening and her daily walks.
Pearl is survived by her children, John (Helen) of Biggar and their children, Wes (Nicole), Connie (Don) Comrie, Darren, Dwayne, (Leeann), Bruce (Lisa), Dale (Tina), and Brent (Jackie); and Eva (Rene) Anderlik of Biggar and their children, Valerie (Ralph), Lorraine and Leslie along with many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Karl; son, Walter; great-grandson, Brodie; parents, Egnat and Kristina Perih; her brothers, Nestor, Steve and Fred; and sister, Annie. Pearl will be missed by many.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Biggar Associated Gospel Church with Pastor Terry Wicks as officiating. Eulogist
was Connie Comrie; and soloist was Cari Perih. Active Bearers were Darren Zagoruy, Dwayne Zagoruy, Bruce Zagoruy, Dale Zagoruy, Brent Zagoruy and Lyle Comrie. Honourary Bearers were All those who shared in Pearl's life. Interment was at Biggar Cemetery. Tributes may be directed to Diamond Lodge Activity Fund, Box 340, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0.
Grondin Funeral Services, Biggar entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963", 306-948-2669.


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Live Entertainment! Season Tickets on sale for the 36th Biggar and District Arts Council Concert Series, 2014-2015. Oct. 2 Midnight Roses, Nov. 8 Fung-Chiu Piano Duo, Jan. 11 Robert Post, comedy; Feb. 19, Royal Wood; Mar. 28, Pear; Apr. 10, Jimmy Rankin; May 2, Memory Lane. Tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Adult $110; Student, $80 (13 & older); Senior, $105 (65+); Family (2 adults, 2 dependent children), $220. When you buy a Season Ticket it is like getting 3 shows free. "Bringing the World to Biggar".


Point 10 microwave with white cart on wheels, $40; 3 oak china cabinets with glass doors, $200 each. Phone 306-948-2989

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. Pickup available.

The family of Pearl Zagoruy would like to thank everyone for their visits, phone calls, cards, flowers, food, kind words and prayers. It was greatly appreciated during our time of sorrow.
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all the staff at Diamond Lodge for taking a special role in making it home for Pearl for the past twenty months. Words cannot express our gratitude to the nursing staff at Diamond Lodge for their compassionate and loving care of our dear mother.
Special thanks to Pastor Terry and Pat Wicks for visiting our mother at Diamond Lodge. Thanks to Pastor Wicks for the very meaningful service. Thank you to Cari Perih for singing so beautifully also to the organist Barb de Haan and pianist Pat Wicks. Thanks to the Biggar Associated Gospel Ladies for preparing the lunch. Thanks to Bob, Ed and Kirby of Grondin Funeral Services for their professionalism and care.

The Biggar Museum & Gallery would once again like to thank George and all the Integra staff for giving us the opportunity to host the Show & Shine Beer Garden. 100% of money raised goes directly to the museum.
This annual event benefits not only the museum, but also the 4-H Club and KidSport. The event also provides a venue for the community to gather, Infants to great-grandparents spend quality time leisurely strolling around, visiting and singing along to the great tunes of our own homegrown, “Touch of Grey”. Congratulations to Integra Tire!

I would like to thank everyone who helped celebrate my retirement on September 5 and for all the well wishes and gifts. Also to all those who made my day special by helping out with all the preparations.
Thanks, Richard Olson


BARTUSEK-LORENZ: Destinie-Rae (Dolly Girl), November 7, 1993 - September 19, 1995
"Although we seem far apart
You are always within our hearts
You filled our lives with joy and pleasure
You were to us a precious treasure
A little while shall pass
And then we'll see each other again.
Loved, remembered and held so dear
in minds and hearts you're always near."
Mom, Dad and brothers


Beautiful character house to be moved… 2000 sq. ft. on two levels, 2 baths, 4 bedrooms, fir, oak and maple construction. Located 15 miles east on Plenty grid. $25,000. Phone 306-955-7206

House for sale in Landis, Sask. Double corner lot, directly across from the school. Three bedrooms, full basement, good size kitchen with lots of cupboards; washer, dryer, fridge, stove, built in dishwasher and microwave included. Large shed with good garden spot; deck on back of house. REDUCED to $40,000 obo. Would make a great starter home or retirement home. For more information call (306) 948-7161.

Two and Three-bedroom houses for rent. Close to downtown and school. Fridge and stove included. For viewing call 306-948-3674 or 306-948-9517 or 306-948-7022.


Painter wanted for outside job. Call the Biggar Museum & Gallery, 306-948-3451 for details.

Action Supply Incc: Finance manager wanted urgently. Any work experience can apply, must be accurate, computer literate, have good typing skills and have a good sense of communication. Will earn $3040 monthly. For more details email

Coming Events

SUNDAYS in SEPTEMBER: Presbyterians, Anglicans and Lutherans (PALs) will be worshipping at St. Paul's Anglican Church at 10:30 a.m. Potluck lunch after church on the 28th. Everyone is welcome. For more information or pastoral services, phone Pastor Mark Kleiner at 306-948-3731 or 306-951-7122.

SUNDAYS… You are invited to the weekly services of Biggar Associated Gospel Church, corner of 8th and Quebec Street @ 10:50 a.m. June 29 - September 7. Worship will be at 10:50 a.m. There will be no Sunday School sessions for the summer. The church office number is 306-948-3424, Terry Wicks, Pastor.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: Registration and Read Though with Prairie Notes Community Choir, 6:30 p.m., St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Church. $50.00 = Music. This is an adult community choir that sings a variety of music. Our Christmas Concert this year will be December 14 with regular Wednesday evening practices. For more information, phone Cindy Hoppe at 306-948-7147 or 306-948-2947.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: 4th Anniversary Celebration of Biggar Weight Loss and Wellness Centre, 317 Main St. FREE… Food Tasting, Guest speakers, and Sidewalk Sale. Young Living Essential Oils Workshop, $10, please register in advance, call 306-948-7274. "Help us celebrate 4 tons of weight loss in 4 years!" Check display ad in this newspaper for more info and times.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: Biggar will be participating in the national celebration of Culture Days. Craftspeople, artists interested in showcasing their work in Artisans Alley at the former Presbyterian Church on Main Street are asked to call Cindy Hoppe to reserve space by September 15 at 306-948-7147. Performers interested in sharing their music in the church or as buskers are asked to contact Peggy L'Hoir at 306-948-5231 by September 15/2014.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: St. Gabriel's Fall Supper from 5-7 p.m., Biggar Community Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; Adults $15; 6-12 years $8; Under 5 FREE. Take out orders $15 call 306-948-2954 or 306-948-3880 by 10:30 a.m. September 28.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… “The Midnight Roses”, 7:30 p.m. at The Majestic Theatre, Biggar. Adults/Seniors, $25 (advance, $20); students, 13 and older, $15; children, 12 and under, $5. Advance and Season tickets available at de Moissac Jewellers, Biggar, 306-948-2452.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2: Seniors Volunteer Reception, 2 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall. Nominees will be honoured at this event. Everyone welcome.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5: 2 - 9 p.m., Wilkie Hunters Safety Turkey Shoot at the Wilkie Wildlife Building. Concession on site. Fun for all ages! Draws and Door Prizes! for more info.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9: Biggar & District Donors Choice Campaign Blitz. Many canvassers are needed. If you ae willing, please call Michelle @ 306-948-3479, Shirley @ 306-948-5303, or Michele @ 306-948-3745. Fill-in sheets to prepare for canvassers are available for pick up at several businesses. Canvassers, please pick up books at New Horizons on Thursday, October 2 from 2 - 6 p.m. Thank you for your support.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19: Perdue United Church Fowl Supper, Perdue Community Complex. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; supper 5 p.m. Adults $12; 6-12 $6; preschoolers, Free.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21: You are invited to a Bridal shower for Kimberley Guran, 2 - 4 p.m. at the New Horizons in Biggar. Please bring your favourite recipe and sign it. Kim is marrying Michael Bartsch on November 1, 2014 in Denzil.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4: You are invited to a Bridal Shower for Mallory Antonenko, bride-elect of Neil McKinley, at Westwinds Motor Hotel Centennial Room , 2 p.m. Gift registry at The Bay.