Playing now SOSS Hornets vs Fulton (Vernon) for third place
11:45 am Pen Hi vs Kelowna Christian for 2nd
01:15 pm Boucherie ve GW Graham for first
Hornets lost to Boucherie 83-82 on Thursday
and to Pen High 76-55 on Friday
7:30am Saturday Oliver Fire Hall
Today’s column is not for the faint hearted, the chronically embarrassed or the people who take themselves too seriously. I am going to write about the unspeakable, the strict no-no’s of polite conversation, the taboo of all social events. I am going to mention the unmentionable….passing gas!
Cutting the cheese, letting one go, farting, a blast from the past, fluffing, tooting, whatever we call the function it is of great embarrassment to the perpetrator and of much amusement to anyone in the vicinity.
Why is it that such a natural part of our gastric system is of such an embarrassment? We all do it, we have to or we would explode, no matter how refined our digestive system or how rich or poor is our diet.
We can put on all sorts of social airs and graces, hold an extremely dignified office and be gentrified in every way but, every now and again, our bodies will betray us and we can no longer hold it in. Hard to imagine Queen Elizabeth or President Obama passing a lengthy rumble Donald Trump, however, is probably proud of his.
The act of passing gas is of such embarrassment that we try to be very discreet but if held in too long it can turn into a sound like the mating cry of a bull elephant. It is maybe a little easier to hide an SBD (silent but deadly) as it was known in my family. If you are in a group, everyone is usually too polite to say anything but everyone is trying to look innocent and wonder who the perpetrator is.
Possibly the worst place to do this is in a church, where we speak in hushed voices and a cough echoes round the high ceilings. How mortifying then to be the perpetrator of a trumpet call that rattles the rafters. The congregation, ever respectful of the place of worship, try to hold in their laughter but you know the entire assembly is smirking and laughing . Even God is quietly smiling at the indiscretion.
One would think that the best place to relieve the abdominal pressure would be the bathroom but, for some reason, in a public washroom it is looked on as another shameful act. If you hear the trumpet call coming from a cubical, it is cause for laughter and the poor person in the stall is mortified to know that her actions are causing such merriment.
I think that women are more likely to be embarrassed by this bodily function than their male counterparts. Men have enjoyed passing noisy ones since they first discovered how much of a reaction it could get and, from the age of nine or ten, seem to think of it as a party trick. Dave can start a blast in the kitchen and keep it going right through the living room and into the bedroom. If he is feeling particularly proud of his emissions, he can do a couple of pirouettes and finish with a courtesy. An SBD is usually just accompanied with a smirk as he sees my nose begin to wrinkle.
A true test of a relationship is probably being able to pass gas in front of the other person. I takes quite a long time before you are comfortable enough to be natural in front of the other person and let them know that you have the same problems that they do.
It seems rather odd but it appears that when we love someone, we prove it by breaking wind in front of them, what truly strange creatures we are!
Many many items are required to make this endeavour a successful one – If you have any new or gently used items you would be willing to donate please drop them off at the OES office (attention Mrs. Rowland) as soon as possible, and no later than Tuesday December 6th.
We are looking for new or gently used items such as pocket books, puzzles, stuffed animals, videos/DVD’s, jewelry, ties, trinkets, knick knacks, kitchen gadgets, tools, various toys, games, candle holders, etc…
All OES classes will have an opportunity to tour Santa’s workshop and will be shopping for items for various family members including brothers, sisters, moms, dads, and even grandparents, so we need to collect a full spectrum of items and LOTS of them!!
Please take some time this week to go through cupboards and closets – It is always nice to make room for new items by recycling items we no longer want or need, and helping others at the same time.
All items will be priced at $1.00 per item or small bag and proceeds from Santa’s Workshop will be used to sponsor local families this Christmas by providing them with gift cards to spend to brighten their holiday season.
We thank you very much for your support!
This is a list of handy persons who have contacted ODN – those with websites noted are customers of Oliver Daily News.
Brad Bashforth – 250-535-0002
Exterior stucco. Skilled other aspects of construction
Gary Vallette – 250-485-4642
Retired man willing to do small wall ceramic jobs – kitchen/bathroom backsplash : tub/shower walls
Tim Gould – 250-485-4730
Plumbing and Heating – Installation, Maintenance, Repair
Gerry Plante – 250-498-2719
Design, Renovations, Custom Cabinets
Joseph (Joey) Schweitzer – 250-485-8627
roofing and renovations – everything from the ground up
Daniel Aguilera – 250-689-1947
Building Maintenance, painting, drywall, plumbing, wiring, cables, LED, appliance repairs
Brent Lines – 250-498-4326
Wildflower Handyman Services interior/exterior work, repairs/renos, yard work, landscaping, dump runs
Doug Osmond – 250-689-2157
Builder, grade beams, deck repair, fences, minor home renos, concrete, sidewalks, patios
Mathew Ridgeway – 778-228-0054
Journeyman Welder -mobile/custom fabrication, maintenance and troubleshooting
Wayne Arnold – 250-483-4062
Semi-retired carpenter – Plumbing and electrical repairman no job too small
Joe Heyden – 778-931-0964
Retired plumber and electronics technician available
Kyle Martin – 250-689-0428
I operate Handyman Ninja, kitchens, countertops, landscaping, dump runs and more
Bob Golosky – 250-498-9576
All your landscaping needs, bobcat service and dumptrailer for hauling
Newstart Web Page
Russell Work – 250-498-4350
Weddings and Celebrations of Life – building a digital slide show presentation
Larry Thompson – 778-439-2290
Light welding and repairs .
Dean Shaw ( 1-250-800-0263 )
Journeyman painter also doing repairs and maintenance. I have more than 30 years experience
Dean Malmberg – 250-498-4506
Argon Electrical and Solar Services Inc.
Complete Electrical Services residential and commercial. PV Solar installations and power efficiency upgrades.
Argon Web Page
The Union Jack is the flag of Britain. A Jack is a flag flown at the bow of a ship and raised when the first line is taken ashore as the ship returns from sea. The other flag, flown at the stern is the national flag and is called an ensign. A jack can refer to a sailor who navigates a ship. A jack of all trades is a man who has skills across a wide range, like a versatile handyman. To jack something is to steal it
When a person is jacking around they are being silly and jumping. When referring to a jack we are talking about a boy in the generic sense. Most automobiles have a jack in the trunk. It is a device used to lift the car/truck so that a flat tire can be removed for repair and to hold things up like that until the replacement tire is back on. Many jacks can, together, lift a house
There is something called a jack up oil rig that has three tower jacks to set the height of the rig machinery above the ocean. The jack posts are over 100 feet tall with teeth to connect to the gears that turn to raise or lower the machinery deck. These things are massive. A railroad jack is used to lift and adjust the level of railroad bridges. The jack post is many inches across and the teeth close together so some precision in setting the height is possible
Jack is a form of the name John. Think John F Kennedy who was known to close friends as Jack. Other well known Jack’s include Jack Frost and the jack O lantern. A jack hammer is a medium sized but quite heavy machine used to break up asphalt and concrete. The jack is the lowest ranking of face cards in a deck of playing cards. Jacks, sometimes spelled jaxx, is a children’s game. Jack is the name of a northern pike fish
A phone jack is the point of connection between a phone and the wires in the wall. A boot jack is a device for removing tight boots, kind of like a reverse shoe horn. Jack is also an archaic measure for liquids equalling one quarter of a cup. So, we find that indeed the word jack is a jack of all trades. It can jack your smile by its versatility.
250 498 3448
Open all weekend though. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:30-5 and Sunday 10-2
The Oliver Sagebrushers join Rustico Farm & Cellars Winery In presenting their Annual Cowboy Christmas.
Come and enjoy hot chili, buns, warm beverages and music around the old fashioned campfire.
Family and friends are welcome. Dress warmly.
Donations go to the AGNES SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL FUND towards the purchase of a Grand Piano for the foyer of the Frank Venables Theatre for everyone in the community to enjoy.
Paintings by the late Agnes Sutherland may be purchased in the Quail’s Roost Gallery as well as other wonderful gift choices.
Rustico Farm& Cellars Winery will be open their regular hours for Winter in Wine Country Festival.
Why do we need such a big Fire Hall?
The largest part of the Fire Hall is an open space for storage of vehicles — the fire trucks and other equipment the department needs to ensure fire safety in the community. The remainder of the building provides for effective storage and maintenance of personal equipment, improved training facilities and office space. The multipurpose design allows for a secondary use of the facility as an emergency operations centre in the event of disaster.
What is the cost of the project and what portion needs to be borrowed?
The total building construction cost for the project is $6,619,800. That includes a 10%c contingency allowance. The Town will access $407,000 in provincial grants and the Osoyoos Rural Fire Protection District (ORFPD) is contributing up-front $250,000 of its share of the cost. That leaves $5,962,657 in borrowing from the provincial Municipal Finance Authority over30 years. An estimated interest rate of 3.3% is guaranteed for 10 years.
32 curlers from Oliver travelled to Osoyoos to curl on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. They squared off against 32 curlers from Osoyoos and after the 3 days of friendly competition, the Eastlink Curling Centre curlers from Oliver came out on top, winning decisively 127 to 113.
They carry bragging rights for the next 12 months, when the competition will be renewed in Oliver. Pictured above are the overall winners, from Oliver. Left to right, Dale Dodge (skip), Thor Ohlund (2nd), Pat Stephen (lead) and John the Dagger Foreman (third).
Quarter 3 – Crime Stats
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Recognizing mail theft as an issue in the South Okanagan, in October 2016 the Oliver Detachment executed a search warrant for stolen mail in problem residence in the community. A Postal Investigator from Canada Post assisted in providing evidence in this matter which led to 5 charges against one person, including being in possession of stolen mail, mischief and theft.
In November 2016, the Penticton Target Enforcement team in collaboration with the Oliver Detachment were able to recover several high value stolen items from a rural property outside of Oliver. This included a stolen vehicle and trailer from Penticton and a stolen trailer with 3 ATV’s from Princeton.