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Library cards mandatory in 2011

As of Jan. 1 all Okotoks Public Library patrons will be required to present their library cards when in the library in order to checkout items, renew items, pay fines, place holds, use the self checkout machine or make changes to their accounts.

News from the Valley Neighbours' Club

We had our line dance windup on Dec. 16. We invited the husbands, significant others and friends to join us. We had enough food to feed an army and we had the best time. I love Christmas when we get to do all these extracurricular things.
Young Okotoks musician's star is rising

Young Okotoks musician's star is rising

When Okotoks singer-songwriter Loryn Taggart was 11 years old, she found herself the target of schoolyard bullying. “Being the artist, I was always the odd one out, the one that not a lot of people could understand,” explained Taggart, now 16.
Foothills galleries brimming with local work

Foothills galleries brimming with local work

Anyone looking to buy art for someone on their gift list will be gratified to know with an abundance of local artistic talent choices abound.

Main Stage encourages students to break down barricades

Nothing less than a professional-calibre performance is expected from Foothills Composite High School/Alberta High School of Fine Arts students in the upcoming production of Les Misérables.
Trip leads to picture perfect opportunities

Trip leads to picture perfect opportunities

While not exactly nose-to-nose, Okotoks photographer Kerry Statham had to get very close while snapping shots of some grizzly bears in Alaska this past August. He found it a thrilling but not frightening experience.

Membership numbers continue to increase

We have had a marked increase in our membership over the past few months. Joan, our librarian, has spent many hours making the library user friendly and welcoming, and it seems her efforts have paid off.
Acoustic holiday show will have some new faces

Acoustic holiday show will have some new faces

In what has rapidly become a holiday tradition local musicians will take to the stage for the annual Okotoks Christmas Concert. This year’s Okotoks Acoustic Christmas will be held Dec. 16 and Dec.
Science club class prepares for trip to space

Science club class prepares for trip to space

Ralph McCall School Grade 6 teacher Brian Jackson and his Airdrie Space Science Club are on track to launch a weather balloon project Oct. 2 in Beiseker.
Local car salesman pitching in to cancer research

Local car salesman pitching in to cancer research

Steve McFarlane has been affected by cancer for the last 16 years and has decided to do something about it.