Need help re-arranging or organizing household furnishings, cupboards, closets, etc., call 306-948-5230

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

Real Estate

Great three-unit income property for sale. Upstairs unit is a spacious 3-bedroom unit with kitchen, living room, bathroom and patio doors to deck. Basement suite #1 is a one-bedroom suite with open kitchen/living room; and #2 is a bachelor suite. All very cute with some upgrades. Both basement suites are fully furnished. Shared laundry, new furnace one year ago, newer water heaters, shingles, siding and deck. Great location close to schools. For viewing or more information contact 306-948-7661.

For sale by owner in Arelee, Sask.… nicely treed double corner lot over one-half acre; hooked up to village well; cement septic tank; power close by for reinstallation. Located on paved road, close commute to North Battleford or Saskatoon. Taking offers. To view call 306-237-9541.

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


Christine Alice Merryfield
Christine was born April 29, 1920 in Lumsden, Sask. and passed away July 1, 2014 at St. Michael's Hospice in Burnaby, B.C.
She leaves to mourn… her daughters, Marilyn (Ellis) Butch of Biggar, Sask., Cheryl Collison (Harlan) of Whitehorse, Yukon; and her daughter-in-law, Jean Merryfield of North Vancouver, B.C.; her eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are all her siblings… brother, David (Beatty) Cutler of Victoria, B.C.; and sisters, Joyce Martin of Biggar, Sask. and Phyllis Lange of Seattle, WA; her sister-in-law, Arla Anderson of Saskatoon, Sask.; and brothers-in-law, Gordon Merryfield (Vicky) of Watrous, Sask. and Earl Merryfield of Edmonton, Alta.; plus numerous nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her Saskatoon City Hospital nurses alumni, her United Church family and her many friends from 40 years residence in White Rock plus her residence at the Mulberry Parc in Burnaby, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband, Bud; her son, Stewart; and her parents, Edwin and Florence Cutler.
A Celebration of Christine's Life will be held on THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Avenue, White Rock, B.C. V4B 1T6.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospice, 7451 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5C2 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be made to

De-Waine Oliver Irwin
April 23, 1962 - May 31, 2014
It is with great sadness the family of De-Waine Irwin announces his passing on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the age of 52 years. De-Waine was born on April 23, 1962 in Biggar, Sask.
De-Waine was a very kind and hardworking man and had many occupations along his life's travels. Working in the oil fields of Alberta, working for area farmers of Biggar and driving truck for Bulani Agro. The love of rural Saskatchewan always brought him home to Biggar.
Mourning his loss are his children, daughter, Shelsey (Justin) and grandson Ryker born April 8, 2014 of B.C.; son, Matthew of Saskatoon, Sask.; and mother of his children, Rhoda Trotchie; sisters, Debbie (Derril) Burton of Calgary, Alta., Dawn (Don) Morton of Springwater, Sask. and brother, Darcy of Biggar, Sask.; his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many close friends. "You are finally free Brother, May you Soar!"
There will be a private family service at a later date. Donations in De-Waine's memory may be made to the Rose Villa, Rosetown, SK, S0L 2V0.
Grondin Funeral Service, Biggar entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963".


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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.

Four Bourgault Titan II packer arms, 306-948-3474


West Gidluck
The day before West passed away on December 20, 2013, he said, "Sorry, I didn't want to ruin Christmas for you. Please don't have a funeral for me. Have a party on the farm sometime in the summer and bring everyone together for a gathering like we used to have when we were kids."
So, that's what West's family has planned!
Please join them for a Celebration of Life on THURSDAY, JULY 24: on the farm, south of Biggar. A short service is planned for 4 p.m. which will be followed by a potluck/BBQ/picnic. We'll have the grill going and a big bonfire to gather around. Bring your memories of West along with your lawn chairs and some food and beverages to toast our beloved "Kraft Dinner King" who we miss so much.


FRIDAY, JULY 18: Please join us for a bridal shower for Jaylynn Lounsbury, bride-elect of Brant Silvernagle, at Westwinds Motor Hotel Centennial Room, Biggar at 7:00 p.m. Gift registry at de Moissac Jewellers and cards in drugstore.


Excellent location in Biggar. Two-bedroom starter/retirement home. Large fenced lot, storage shed, fire pit, off-street parting, washer, dryer. Natural gas and electric heat. Partial basement. For sale or rent to own. Available now. Call 306-948-2027 for more info.

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.


Full-time Equipment Operator with 1A license wanted for Graham Contracting, Asquith, Sask. Loader experience required. Gravel End Dump Work. Apply by email: or fax 306-329-6207

Part-time waitress/waiter needed. Must be a mature, dependable and reliable individual, 16 years and over. Need to work evenings and lunch. Apply in person with resume to Ray at Pizzeria Adria, 212 Main St., Biggar.

Part-time help required at One-Stop Hardware, 116 Main St., Biggar. Phone 306-948-5626. Resume and references preferred.

Looking for casual janitor for Biggar United Church, approximately 1 - 4 hours per week, starting date August 18. Submit applications to Karen Silvernagle, Box 1276, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0 or phone 306-948-3352 (w) or 306-948-5123 for more info.

Coming Events

SUNDAYS in JULY: Presbyterians, Anglicans and Lutherans (PALs) will be worshipping at St. Paul's Anglican Church at 10:30 a.m. Everyone 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.

TUESDAYS - SATURDAYS: Biggar Museum & Gallery Annual Summer Book Sale has begun!, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed at noon. Hundreds of books, CDs, jigsaw puzzles, games… all at very reasonable prices! The work of Grace Gerein, a Wilkie artist, will also be on show for sale!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5: Biggar Blood Donor Clinic, 2:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall… sponsored by Biggar Kayette Club and C.W.L. Book appointment online @ or phone 1-888-236-6283.


On behalf of myself and Tony, we would like to sincerely thank everyone for the monetary gifts for my bridal shower. We are so grateful to have been able to live in Biggar with such generous, loving people. Please accept our heartfelt thanks.
Paige Irvine

Michael, Emilee and Weston Smith would like to thank their family and friends for hosting and attending the baby shower and to all who signed the cards at the drug stores. It was very much appreciated.

Jack and I would like to thank everyone who helped, brought food, cards and gifts to our wedding dance; also to everyone who came and made our night so successful. It was a great time, thank you.
Lois and Jack Pich

Biggar Museum & Gallery would like to thank everyone who has generously donated books for the Annual Summer Sale. We have so many now, we have run out of room; so we can no longer accept anymore book donations!

The family of the late De-Waine Irwin would like to express our deepest gratitude to the staff of the Rosetown Nursing Wing for the excellent care De-Waine received while he was a resident there for the past eight years. If there was any way he could have told you so himself, he would have thanked you all a hundred times over. To all of our friends and family, and staff of Diamond Lodge, thank you for your hugs, comforting words, flowers and donations made in De-Waine's memory; and to Grondin Funeral Service for their professional and understanding care.