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Two charged in murder


of 25 year old Patrick Whidden $7.99



by Adrienne Tait public for their assistance arrest. A n y o n e w i t h Save $8
a n d c o o p e r a t i o n A second suspect was i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t
O n W e d n e s d a y t h r o u g h o u t t h i s arrested later the same W h i d d e n ' s DEAL OF THE WEEK
December 17 RCMP investigation. day in the Whitecourt- d i s a p p e a r a n c e , Fully cooked
arrested two suspects in RCMP are also asking Mayerthorpe area. subsequent homicide, or CHICKEN WINGS
the murder of Patrick anyone with information Whidden was relatively any other crime is asked
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murder of 25 year old C r i m e s t o p p e r s f o r The two men charged in anonymous tips at 1-800
Whidden. anonymous tips at 1-800 the murder were not 222 8477.
20 year old Robert 222 8477. known to police for this Dec 19 - Jan 8 Address: #101, 330 45 St,
Phone:(780) 712-4272
Parkin of Parkland Whidden went missing type of crime.
County, Alberta and 20 on December 7 and was Sgt. Poitras said,
y e a r o l d S a n t i a g o last seen driving a Dodge “We've had several
Patterson of Mayerthorpe, R a m p i c k u p a t m i s s i n g p e o p l e
Alberta were arrested with approximately 5:30 pm recently….These crimes
the assistance of the near Edson. are happening and
Emergency Response On December 14 RCMP s o m e o n e k n o w s
team. recovered Whidden's something. We would
Both Santiago and body in a field located encourage anyone in the
photo Parkin have been charged near Peers. An autopsy p u b l i c w h o h a s
with one count of first
later ruled the cause of
degree murder under death a homicide. information to come
forward and do their part.
section 235 of the Edson RCMP and T h e y c a n r e m a i n
Criminal code and one W h i t e c o u r t R C M P anonymous through
count of Indignity to assisted the RCMP Major Crime Stoppers.”
human remains under Crimes Unit with the Information shared
section 182(b) of the investigation. helps aid police in their
Criminal Code. They are Sgt. Jack Poitras i n v e s t i g a t i o n s a n d
currently in custody and confirmed that the first ultimately leads to a safer
scheduled to appear in suspect was arrested at the community. “If you
Edson court on January 6, E d s o n S m i t t y ' s o n choose to ignore it, you're
2015. Wednesday morning.
The Edson RCMP RCMP responded with not helping stop it,” said
would like to thank the guns drawn to make the Sgt. Poitras. Parkland Lodge Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for
their donations of baking and silent auction items for our
A special visit with Santa Christmas tea. We had a fantastic burnout on a beautiful
day. Kudos to the kitchen staff (Jean), who made sure we
creates magical memories had lots of coffee and tea, helped us set up and then

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December 15: Regular Issue.
December 15: Regular Issue. the children of our town in order to spread a little cheer and ensure they all had a good The Stained Glass dessert was a huge hit and kudos to
time celebrating Christmas. They were doing all kinds of activities with crafts and
December 22: Christmas Issue.
December 22: Christmas Issue. cookies to decorate." Vicky for the very different dessert that was so colorful and
"One of my kids was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a much older age when Crystal just right for the occasion. Thank you to the family
The Anchor will be closed from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28. first started up this support group. My son was much older than the other kids, now 29 members of the auxiliary who pitched in helping set up
The Anchor will be closed from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28.
years old. It was a very lonely time going through all the medical appointments and
We will be open Monday, Dec. 29, 30 and 31 from 9 am to 5 pm., closed
We will be open Monday, Dec. 29, 30 and 31 from 9 am to 5 pm., closed feeling alone. It doesn't matter what age, it is hard on families. It can be very scary going tables and doing kitchen duties.
January 1 and 2. We will reopen January 5, 2015 to resume regular hours. through the learning process that your child has special needs," said Hicks.
January 1 and 2. We will reopen January 5, 2015 to resume regular hours.
"I think this support group has a lot of good things to offer families with special needs.
There is a real need in all communities for this kind of support system," said Hicks. The three door prize winners of a Christmas catcus were
We will be taking our Christmas break so there will be no edition of the Anchor
We will be taking our Christmas break so there will be no edition of the Anchor Angela Snooks from A J Snooks Images volunteered this year for taking pictures with Donna Morton, Corrie Halliwell and G. Whitehead.
the week of December 29, 2014. Santa for the families. "I thought it was a really nice event to be a part of. Every kid
the week of December 29, 2014.
deserves to have these special memories, so it was great being a part of it today".
The next regular edition of the Anchor will be on Monday, January 5, 2015.
The next regular edition of the Anchor will be on Monday, January 5, 2015. Crystal said, "Our support group works together and we advocate for each other and Without all the support we receive we couldn’t put on
share advice on how to get through things. Any parent, with a child or adult with special these functions, so a big Thank You to all.
needs is welcome to attend our support meetings and events."
"You can call me for more information at 780-723-3761 or email Merry Christmas from the Parkland Lodge Auxiliary.
cbauman@telusplanet.net or check out our facebook page 'Edson Special Needs
Group'. We had a great turn out today and I was grateful to my volunteers for helping
out. Mike Chapman volunteered to help with the kids, keeping them entertained, Kathy We specialize in protecting and maintaining
for all the face painting, and Angela for taking photos and of course Santa," said
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Photo Deanna Mitchener 780-723-5353
Crystal Metzger (in the back), Angela Snooks, Santa, Kathy Hicks, and Mike Chapman gather
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