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Allan Crawford’s life and family

In reflecting on Allan Crawford’s life and family’s we see a remarkable story. They grew up in Banana Belt in a log cabin, and went on to reach high levels in their professions. The Crawford Family “There was my Mom,…
Flying high

Students in various grades at High Prairie Elementary School made a colourful display of butterflies encased in glass at the north door entrance.

Richard Froese South Peace News A Faust organization has received funding after several residents cleaned up the hamlet in the spring. At its regular meeting Sept. 28, Big Lakes County council approved a recommendation to contribute $1,000 to the Faust…

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County council has stated it will support local hockey players when they play only for a local High Prairie team. At its regular meeting Sept. 28, council denied a request from the Peace…
The Page – September 28, 2016

The earth wasn’t quaking, and the walls weren’t quaking. In fact, not too much of anything happened last week when our Autumnal Equinox happened. The fall equinox is when days and nights are exactly the same in length. You may…

Ken Melnyk, Fire Chief, Town of High Prairie Once again, the High Prairie Volunteer Fire Department is looking for recruits. We need your help. Do you know that 80 per cent of all volunteer firefighters in Alberta are people just…

Father George Okoye, High Prairie St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church On the 25th Sunday of the ordinary time of the Catholic liturgy, all were invited to reflect on the gospel of St. Luke Chapter 16: 1-3. We remember this story…

McLennan RCMP need your help in solving several thefts in the Smoky River region. On Sept. 9, police responded to a break and enter complaint at a residence in Falher. A Panasonic TV screen, a TV stand, a stereo system…
Artifact-of-the-Week September 28, 2016

The High Prairie and District Museum has several items related to education of years past. Shown is Sam Elford’s Grade 3 book called Arithmetic for Everyday Use. The pages are opened to give the reader a quick look at the…
Council supports football program

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie town council is tackling some expenses incurred by the High Prairie and Area Football Society. Council donated $3,000 to the society at its Sept. 13 meeting to help the fledgling club meet expenses.…
Pratt golfers win Northwest Zone titles

Richard Froese South Peace News Two golfers from E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie have qualified for the provincials this week in Medicine Hat. Brandon McNabb finished second out of 50 golfers in men’s class at the Northwest Zone…

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may find yourself on the path to some exciting places if you surround yourself with the right people this week. This is a great time to break out of your comfort zone. TAURUS…

Spotlight Staff Albertans looking to take new products, services or ideas to market can work with experts and mentors to create business plans, connect with investors and learn best practices as part of the Alberta government’s Self-Employment training program. “Small…

Submitted by Lesser Slave Watershed Council Water! We can’t live without it! As the reality of a changing climate becomes ever more apparent, we will need to catch and store water more effectively. Have we overlooked a natural ally in…
Authors show the ‘write’ stuff to writers

Richard Froese South Peace News Local writers and authors shared their skills and experiences during a conference Sept 17. “I wanted to promote and provide information to others about writing and publishing,” says Kenneth Shumaker, a High Prairie author who…

RE: “What kind of legacy are you leaving?” By Pastor Brian Gilroy, Sept. 14 South Peace News I debated some about this letter as it is becoming a habit to disagree with something in every edition of the paper. I…