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Artifact of the Week – June 8, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has a 1933 Edmonton Telephone Directory. The entire book of 136 pages has phone listings for “All points north of Red Deer”. It is interesting to read through the pages and see how phone…

Tent caterpillars have made their appearance once again! This year, they don’t seem to be having the same impact as last year. At least, that’s the case in the areas that were completely stripped of leaves last year. Even so,…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may desire to be somewhere else this week, but responsibilities keep you close to home. You can still have a good time and make lasting memories. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you…

Pastor Pat Duffin, High Prairie Christian Centre Is it possible to love too much? I don’t think so. Psychologists will tell you that when it has become addictive behaviour, obsessive and pathological, it can be harmful both to the one…

I am writing to extend my sincere thanks to your readers and all ATCO Electric customers for their patience, understanding and words of encouragement May 19-24 as ATCO Electric crews worked to restore power to customers after the snowstorm that…

Despite little snow the past winter and a dry spring, forecasts say June is shaping up to be our regular “monsoon” season. This is good news. Rains the past week or so have been called “billion dollar” all the way…
Artifact-of-the-Week June 1, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old pocket watch from the early 1900s. It was donated by J.A.E. Hoskin in 1967 and has a gold face with black lettering. This Victorian watch has chain key winding but it…

1915: The Grouard Board of Trade commends the Grouard News for returning to a four-page format. 1965: South Peace News apologizes to its readers for being six hours late. The reason is a recent move to its new location two…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. Have you ever noticed how much of life is spent anticipating events that are about to happen? What many people don’t understand is that when we learn a loved one is dying we…

Joseph L’Heureux, Lay Minister “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is near.” [Matthew 3:2-4:17] These were the words of Jesus and John the Baptist announcing the Kingdom of God. “I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, expect others to pay attention to what you have to say this week. It may seem like no one is giving your thoughts much mind, but they’re not falling on deaf ears. TAURUS –…
Artifact of the Week – May 25, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has an old photographic projector. It is believed to have been used at Grouard Mission in the late 1800s before the Grouard boom in the early 1900s. It was donated by Aime Belanger of…

1914: The Grouard Oldtimers defeat the Federals 10-9 on a Victoria Day baseball game to open the baseball league season. Allen scores in the bottom of the ninth on an error to win the game. 1971: Lana Louise Bliss, 13,…

Our sister newspaper in Slave Lake, the Lakeside Leader, carried a news item from Slave Lake town council how Northern Lakes College hoped to be applying for a development permit soon. The permit, according to college president Ann Everatt, would…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 – Aries, expect to be very busy in the days ahead. Make a concerted effort to be more aware of what’s around you so that you don’t miss a thing. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21…

Debra Isert, Palliative Care Coordinator, [780] 523-6438. All of us need some guidance through the dark tunnel of grief: * Give yourself time to grieve. Grief does not neatly end when you return to work, or after two weeks or…