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Church Celebration

The Langruth United Church is celebrating their 75th Anniversary on June 17, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at the Church.İ Everyone is welcome, including all former ministers and adherents.İ Dinner will follow at 1:30 p.m.İ Tickets are $10.00İ RSVP by June 1st to Rena Arksey, Box 103, Langruth, MB R0H 0N0,İphone 445-2357 or email

Talent Show a Success

Over $9,000 was raised through the generosity of sponsors at the Langruth Talent Show held on March 10th.İ Twenty-five contestants of all ages took part and entertained everyone in the hall and all of the CFRY listeners at home during the four hour show.
Thanks to the all of the sponsors the Community Hall is well on its way to installing a new floor.


Time to Read the Water Meter

İİİİİİİİİİİ Town residents with water service are asked to read their meters for the end of March.İ Please phone your reading in to the Municipal Office (445-2243).İ You may call at any time and leave your name and meter reading on the answering machine if after office hours.İ If you experience difficulty in reading your meter please let the RM know - they can help.İ Having residents themselves do three readings per year helps keep down the cost of operating the water system.İ Your cooperation is appreciated.

Meter Reading



Moms & Tots Meet Again

The Lakeview Childrenís Centre will be hosting more sessions of ìMoms & Totsî on April 4th and April 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.İ Please call Donna at 445-2360 if you would like more information.


Take care of your dog

İİİİİİİİİİİ An alarming number of rabid animals were reported in this area last summer.İ If you value your animalís health please take advantage of the Vaccination Clinic that will be held in the Lakeview Fire Hall on April 19th fromİ 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.İİ Dogs kept within Langruth must be vaccinated and licensed.


Spring Ahead, Fall Back

İİİİİİİİİİİ Daylight savings time returns to Manitoba early in the morning of Sunday, April 1, when clocks across the province will be advanced one hour.İ Under the Official Time Act, daylight savings time takes effect the first Sunday in April and continues until the last Sunday in October.İ This year, the precise time change occurs at 2 a.m., Sunday, April 1, at which time clocks are advanced to 3 a.m.
İİİİİİİİİİİ This is also an ideal time to change all the batteries in your smoke detectors.İ Batteries should be changed in the spring and fall at the same time you change your clocks.İ If you donít haveİ smoke detectors - Get Some!İ They are inexpensive, easy to install and save lives.

Submitted Article

The following letter was submitted to Logberg-Hemskringla by John Johnannson.İ We felt it would be of interest to our readers.İ It will appear in two installments
~ Part Two ~

After Hollywood and Big Point (the Big Point community celebrated their 100 year anniversary in 1994) were well established, a small town started to emerge at the junction of the railroad and the Big Point road.İ This was the beginning of the town of Langruth.

Two of Dads sisters (Helga and Annie) married two Erlendson brothers who had established businesses in Langruth.

Helgaís son Arnold was the first boy to be born to settlers in Langruth.İHe started his career in the bank and after a short time became the municipal clerk in Lundar, a position he filled for 40 years until his retirement.

Annieís daughter, Katie was the first settlerís daughter to be born in Langruth.
Aunt Runa married George Garrett who was principal of the Portage Collegiate for many years. During the war years she convened the work for the Red Cross in Portage for the entire war. She went to the Red Cross headquarters every day.
My father, Arni, homesteaded two quarters in Big Point in 1910.İ He married Gudlaug Ingimundson in 1911.İ My sister, Sigga was born in 1912.İ Siggaís mother died 3 years later and she was brought up by their Afi and Umma Ingimundson.İ She learned to speak old country Icelandic from them and she is still fluent in it today.

My mother came from Chester, Nova Scotia and became the first principal in the new high school in Langruth in 1920.İ Later that year she married my Dad.İ They lived on the family farm for 46 years and raised three daughters and four sons.

Mother taught for over 30 years, mainly in the one room Big Point School, and during the same time raised seven children.İ She was a good teacher because although she had nine grades to teach in the one room, a disproportionately large number of her students there went on to graduate from University.

Both Mother and Father placed strong emphasis on education and always encouraged us to go on with our studies.İ The result of this is seen in the fact that over twenty of their children and grand children have University degrees and four are in University this year.İİİİ ~The End ~

Time to Get Ready for the Seventh Annual
Saturday, May 19, 2001
İfrom 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Great Yard Sales in and Around Langruth

We will have maps available again this year. 
İIf you want your sale included on the map please call Ron at 445-2243.



Town residents are asked to please control their cats.İ Several complaints have been received about cats annoying other residents by soiling doorsteps, clawing garbage and property, and by driving dogs crazy.İ If you are a cat owner please take heed.
Income Tax Services

Drop In or Phone

Erna Wiebe
110 Broadway Avenue West
Langruth, MBİ R0H 0N0

Phone:İ 445-2059

Community Canvas Results

İİİİİİİİİİ The Langruth Community Canvas collected $3,434.00 in the Fall of 2000.İ The break down of donations received is as follows:
Canadian National Institute for the Blind - $503
Canadian Red Cross - $421
Child & Family Services of Central Manitoba Foundation - $340
Salvation Army - $402
Central Plains Cancer Care Services - $857
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba - $911

İİİİİİİİİİİ The canvassers were Karen Oliver, Marsha Lasson, Jessie Yungkurt, Rita Organ, Linda Johanson, and Isabel Thomson.

Farm & Rural Stress Line


Call Monday to Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
All calls are confidential.
The Lakeview Fire Department periodically receives safety bulletins fromİ the Office of the Fire Commissioner.İ The following is a reprint of the most recent advisories. 


Extension Cords

İİİİİİİİİİİ Article 4-010 of the Canadian Electrical Code explains the use of flexible cords.İ It states that ìFlexible cord shall be permitted to be used for: (a) Electrical equipment for household or similar use Ö which is intended to be: (i) Moved from place to place.îİ An example of this type of use would be to set up a projector to show a film. The extension cord is used to reach a receptacle and would then be removed.İThese cords are for temporary use only and are not to be left plugged in for hours or days at a time.İ 
İİİİİİİİİİİ There are two commonly used types of extension cords.İ The first is the flat; two-conductor cord sometimes referred to as a Christmas tree cord.İ These cords are usually white or brown in colour.İThis type of cord is approved for temporary indoor use.İ The second type of cord is the round three-conductor cord usually orange or blue in colour.İ These cords are used for plugging in vehicles in the winter.İ These cords are for outdoor use only.İ 

İİİİİİİİİİİ There have been a large number of fires in the Province of Manitoba caused by the improper use of extension cords.İ One fire fatality, this year is the result of an extension cord to a deep freeze 

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Colin Hogarth at 726-6845 or toll free at 1-888-253-1488. Submitted by Colin Hogarth, OFC, Fire Investigator

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Written & Road test Receipts


HOURS:İ Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours and Saturdays
By appointment.
Erna Wiebe

Success is not about having more.İ It is about what you are willing to give up in order to have what you really want.