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Ringin' a bell like a Johnny B. Good

Ringin' a bell like a Johnny B. Good

Shoppers at Walmart had to put up with something much worse last week than the continuous Christmas jingles often piping at stores this time of year. Two hours of my ringing bells as part of the Salvation Army Kettle campaign.

Some good news at last

My trust in humanity went up a couple notches when common sense prevailed and Guillermo Cervantes received a two-year extension to his work permit.

Advent Season at Okotoks Seniors Club

Okotoks Seniors Corner By Val Thom and Emmie Jenkins Christmas markets and Light up festivities are all around — a timely reminder of the upcoming advent season.

Let’s end poverty for Christmas

A baby girl washed up on a beach at Surfers Paradise, a popular holiday spot on Australia’s Gold Coast, about a week ago. She was nine months old. Poverty and homelessness were involved.

Exports equal prosperity

If I was having a garage sale and my daughter bought something from my wife and my son bought something from my daughter, we’ve made a few sales but we didn’t bring additional money into the household.

Santa provides councillors singing tips

It was a winter wonderland with fresh snow and cool weather for the Light Up Okotoks event last Friday. We Albertans are a hardy bunch and downtown Okotoks was packed with people out enjoying the festivities.
Foothills football scribes spoiled

Foothills football scribes spoiled

Fall can only mean one thing in the Foothills – a high school team is making a run for a provincial title.

Lest we forget on Nov. 11

The first Armistice Day was observed in 1919. On November 6, in the House of Commons, the then acting Prime Minister of Canada, Sir George Foster, read a message from King George V addressed “to all peoples of the Empire.

Family size hit by economy

I was a groomsman at my cousin’s wedding two weeks ago. My cousin, the best man and the other three groomsmen are all 30 years old. At 40 years old I was the old guy in the group.

Name Game a tough one

Thanks Foothills School Division. Your naming of your Meadow Ridge School for your new facility is going to confuse me. I am an alumnus of Maple Ridge Elementary School.