The Pangman Book Club was started in November of 2008 by a few ladies who love to read. We had our first meeting in November were we selected our first book club selection, Kitchen God’s Wifeby Amy Tan. Currently we have eight members and we meet at the Library the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. After we discuss the book we have read, we have coffee, tea and goodies.
Our last meeting was on October 14th were we discussed our September book club selection, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines. We had a lively discussion about this book and almost everyone agreed that this was a very moving and sad story.
If you have not read this book it is about Jefferson, a young black man who is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His grandmother asks the school teacher, Grant to visit Jefferson at the prison to help him to become a man prior to his death. Grant struggles with this request, but he goes to the prison to visit Jefferson and over time he gets through to Jefferson.
Our next meeting will be at the Library on Wednesday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m.
On May 28th, Pangman area farmers began seeding another crop for the Pangman Charity Farm project – a half section of land dedicated to raising money for Pangman School. You can read the entire article which appeared in the Deep South Star.
Harvest Day arrived on Sunday, September 12th and what a beautiful day it was. The weather was perfect, the crop was ready and men and machinery moved into the field, ready to combine and get the grain into the bins. Volunteers and machinery gathered in the yard of Ken and Joyce Kaufmann around 10 a.m. ready to go to work. You can read the entire article which appeared in the Deep South Star.
The Pangman Charity Farms project wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who helped out with the project. Thanks to Ken and Joyce Kaufmann for the morning lunch, and use of their yard for the day. Special thanks to all who took the time from their own fields to provide machinery and help to harvest the crop. Thank you to the following for their contributions towards this project: Richardson Pioneer, E. Bourassa & Sons, Pangman Co-Op, Grainbelt Agencies, R.M. of Norton, Radius Credit Union, Ceylon Pulses, Weyburn Inland Terminal, Municipal Hail, Morris Industries and Bayer Crop Science and Weyburn Kentucky Fried Chicken. Without your help this project would not have been possible.
(L to R): Village of Pangman Councillor Gary Penner, Village of Pangman Councillor Jack Rainey, M.P. Ed Komarnicki, R.M. Administrator Wayne Lozinsky, Mayor Rodney Rowland, M.L.A. Dustin Duncan.
On August 24, 2009Ed Komarnicki, Member of Parliament for Souris-Moose Mountain and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Dustin Duncan, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Weyburn-Big Muddy and Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport, announced that the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have set aside $577,066 in funding to support $865,600 in upgrades to the water treatment plant in Pangman.
Click here to read more of this article which appeared in the Thursday, September 3rd issue of the Deep South Star.
More photos from the meeting at the Community Centre in Pangman, SK about this announcement:
The first Pangman School Newsletter for October 2009 was sent out recently. You can read the entire Newsletter on the School Website.
Some highlights from the School Newsletter:
Karen Schwindt has taken over the Administrative Assistant position when Kerrie Johnson accepted a new position at Ogema School.
Connie Lozinsky has taken on the role of School Librarian and will be a great addition to the staff.
Megan Hughes is here until December doing her internship.
Senior girls volleyball has had a great start to the season. The team consists of seven girls from Pangman and five girls from Ogema, with Miss Hughes acting as coach and Mrs. Warren acting as manager. The team practices Wednesdays after school until 4:30 and Thursdays after school until 5:00 p.m.
The Junior Boys Volleyball Team is made up of boys from Grades 5-9 this year.
The SRC will be hosting Panther Pride Day once again on the first Friday of each month. Dress in yellow and black to show your school spirit and earn points for your team.
Mark Penny is the school based counsellor who is assigned to Pangman School. He is scheduled to work with students at Pangman School on Fridays.
New students: Anna, Margarita, Corny, Anna, Ava, Shayndel, Brandon, Cameron, Johny, Sean, Dayna and Kelsey .
Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 18th. The students raised $1043.89 in pledges.
Annual Open House on Monday, October 19th.
The Grades One and Two class is once again walking to the Deep South Personal Care Home to read to the residents once a month. The students and residents both enjoy their time together. The next Care Home visit will be on October 14th.
The Kindergarten, Grade One and Grade Two class enjoyed a wonderful camping themed story time at the Pangman Library on September 11th. Their next library visit will be on October 23rd.
The Grades 1 – 12 students will attend a presentation of Peter Pan at the Globe Theatre on November 19th.
The students will once again be selling QSP magazine subscriptions. The magazine fundraising campaign will be held in October this year in order to accommodate those who would like to order a subscription as a Christmas gift for someone. This was a very successful fundraiser for our school last year!
The Little Munchkin Playschool group is meeting once again on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. For more information please contact Robin Larson.