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    Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Have Whistle, Will Travel - For high school refs, it's late nights and long drives... all for $38 a game

    CARMAN - A brilliant full moon and a gazillion stars gaze down on Wayne Banfield and Stewart McKenzie as they lug their gym bags and dinners of Gatorade and granola bars into Carman Collegiate.  It's an hour after they finished their day jobs in Portage la Prairie and scrambled to make the drive down frigid two-lane country highways -- curse that freight train near Elm Creek! -- and still five hours or more until they see their homes for the first time since early morning.  Yell 'Hey, ref!' and both their heads will turn in unison.
    It's a pretty glamorous life, officiating high school basketball.

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    1. I must really love it. I have not been paid to officiate a high school game in 4 years!!!! The life of a small northern town official. We do it for the same reasons. The athletes work so hard and should be rewarded with a well educated and competent official. Keep the wheels rolling and the whistles blowing!!!

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