Real Estate

FARM LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER R.M. of Biggar No. 347, eight quarters, NW 22-36-17-W3 AV-71,900, 135 cult, 25 pasture; SE 22-36-17-W3 AV-102,800, 160 cult; SW 22-26-17-W3 AV-104,800, 160 cult; NE 27-36-17-W3 AV 45,000, 60 cult, 100 pasture; NW 27-36-17-W3 AV-40,200, 45 cult, 115 pasture; SE 27-36-17-W3 AV-27400, 160 pasture; SW 27-36-17-W3 AV-54,000, 80 cult, 80 pasture; PT SW 34-36-17-W3 AV-41,900, 75 cult, 65 pasture. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Submit written Tenders by February 28, 2015 to Pat Keyser, 1609 Ewart Ave., Saskatoon, SK, S7H 2K9

Land for rent, pasture in R.M. of Eagle Creek. Call for details. 306-948-9186

Houses for RENT
FOR rent… 3-bedroom furnished house one block from school, available immediately. 306-948-5291.

House for Rent... 2 bedroom, stove, fridge, washer, dryer included. 101 - 5th Ave. West, Biggar. Call 306-932-4558.

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.

For Sale by Tender
The R.M. of Grandview No. 349 will accept written tenders for the sale of a 2005 3715 Bush Hog mower until 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Sealed tenders marked "Mower Tender" on the outside will be accepted in person or by mail to Box 39, Kelfield, SK, S0K 2C0


Martha Hoppe
July 10, 1916 - February 16, 2015
Martha Hoppe was born in the R. M. of Biggar on July 3, 1916; the fifth daughter and seventh child of Gottfried Meger and Paulina Fandrich. Her childhood was spent on their farm in the Curtshill District between the school and the church. Her schooling was sporadic due to the circumstances of the times.
In 1934 she married William Hoppe of the Twin Hill District. Together they farmed and raised their family there until they retired to Biggar in 1975. Her husband died in 1996. She managed on her own until 2012 when she went to live with her daughter, Bernice Veitch in Stony Plain, Alta. She died at the Westview Health Centre in Stony Plain on February 16, 2015.
Martha’s life was dedicated to her family, faith and community. Her remarkable 98 years were noted for her hospitality, musicality, and generosity. She will be sorely missed by her large family, church, neighbours and the multitudes of people, especially pastors, who enjoyed her meals through the years.
Martha leaves to mourn her sister, Alice French; her daughter, Lorraine (Bill) Black; son, Harvey; daughter, Bernice Veitch; daughter, Myrna Russell; son, Dennis (Theresa); daughter, Elizabeth (Randy) Becker; son, Ernest (Cindy); son, Erroll. Grandma had 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great great-granddaughters; and was aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Martha was predeceased by her husband, five brothers, four sisters; daughter, Marlene Schafer; son, Clarence; daughter-in-law, Marcella Hoppe; sons-in-law; Bill Russell, Ed Schafer and Bev Veitch; great-grandson, David Surine.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. from Redeemer Lutheran Church, Biggar, Sask. with Pastor Mark Kleiner officiating. The eulogy was given by Michael Veitch; organist was Megan Kish; active bearers were Dale Hoppe, Neil Isley, Kim Rettger, Brendan Russell, Daniel Surine, TJ Zavlanos. Interment followed at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Biggar, Sask.
Tributes in memory of Martha may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Box 1056, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0; Canada Lutheran World Relief; Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, Sask.
Grondin Funeral Service, Biggar, entrusted with arrangements, "Our family serving your family since 1963".

Marion Jean Robertson (nee Becktt)
August 22, 1948 - February 5, 2015
Marion is survived by her husband, Douglas; her granddaughter, Mugs (Gabriel) Hogan; her son, Brett Robertson and daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Van Nest; her daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law, Wade Schmidt; her daughter, Pamela Hogan and grandsons, Kylen Obermeyer and Shelby Obermeyer. She also leaves to mourn her passing, her mother, Jean (Wilfred) Elliott; and her sisters, Brenda (Barry) Farrell, Caroline (Brian) Westman, and Marsha Dawn Beckett (Norman Buxton); her brother-in-law, Garnet Peifer and their families; and the Robertsons, Jack (Gail), Catherine (Sandy), David (Wanda), Keith (Chris), Bruce (Pauline), Noreen (Murray), and their families. Marion was predeceased by her father, Donald Beckett; her sister, Elaine Peiffer; and Doug's parents, Francis and Hazel Robertson.
A day to remember Marion was held on Family Day, February 16, 2015 at the Cut Knife Community Centre, Cut Knife, Sask.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Cut Knife School of Dance, Box 455, Cut Knife, SK, S0M 0N0


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.

2006 Ford 350 XLT, 4x4 long box, crew cab, PW, air, tilt, cruise, diesel, auto, 198,380km. New safety. $12,500 plus gst. Phone 306-948-3381

Heated AUTOMOTIVE SHOP RENTAL! Do your own work, 4-post truck lift with roller jack, 7,000 lb. capacity. Hourly or Daily rates. Phone: 306-948-3670 or 306-948-4212.

The family of Martha Hoppe would like to thank Grondin Funeral Services; Rev. Mark Kleiner for his companionship, spiritual support and guidance throughtout; our PALS Church family who catered the funeral lunch; Diana Dolack for her musical accompaniment; Rodney Meger for his care and attention to the cemetery; Gary Hoppe and the Dehrs for keeping the roads open through the week; and to all the famly, friends and neighbours who helped us send Mom home. Special thanks to Grandma’s neighbour, Larry Tavanetz, who kept Mom’s snow shovelled through the many years she was on her own.

We would like to express our deepest thank you for all the flowers, food from family and friends after the loss of our mother, Joan Smith. Thank you to the residents of Meadowlark Apartments for helping us host a Memorial Tea for Mom, attendance for all who came was wonderful, we are grateful.
…The Smith Family

We would like to thank everyone for phone calls, cards and comforting words at the time of the passing of Marion Robertson (nee Beckett). Everything was greatly appreciated.
God bless, Jean, Wilfred and family

The Biggar Sports Association extends sincere thanks to the Springwater Hutterite Colony for taking in our bus load of stranded hockey players this past Sunday. You turned a stressful situation into a positive experience for our young people and their coach.


SATURDAY, MARCH 14: You are invited to attend the 80th Birthday Tea to honour Joyce Colbert from 2- 4 p.m. at Biggar New Horizons. No gifts please.

Coming Events

SUNDAYS in FEBRUARY: Presbyterians, Anglicans and Lutherans (PALs) will be worshipping at St. Paul's Anglican Church at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For 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. Worship will be at 10:50 a.m. Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. The church office number is 306-948-3424, Terry Wicks, Pastor.

FRIDAYS… 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!

FRIDAY, MARCH 6: World Day of Prayer Service at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Refreshments and fellowship to follow. ALL men, women and children are welcome.

MARCH 9 to 14: Biggar Music Festival spring festival,, featuring piano on Monday, MARCH 9 and Tuesday, MARCH 10; vocal on Thursday, MARCH 12; and Performers' Concert on Saturday, MARCH 14 at 7:00 p.m. All performances at the Majestic Theatre, Biggar and all are welcome to attend.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12: The public is invited to attend the Biggar Museum and Gallery Annual General meeting in the Credit Union Gallery, 1:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, SATURDAY, MARCH 21: 7:30 p.m. and SUNDAY, MARCH 22: 2:00 p.m.…New Creation Community Players musical production of "The Addams Family". Reserved seating tickets go on sale Monday, February 9 at The Independent, 122 Main St., Biggar, $20 per person. Visa, MasterCard accepted, 306-948-3344.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… "PEAR", 7:30 p.m. at The 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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10: Biggar & District Arts Council presents… "JIMMY RANKIN", 7:30 p.m. at Biggar Community Hall. 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.


Bull for Sale…Three year old Red Angus with papers, good quality calves. 306-843-2908