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WORK DON’T TELL ANYONE Remembering heroes New format for town council ViewPoint
We tip our hats this week The new format allows for more discussion by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
G a r d eners Tip to the Edson town council From the and a free flow of information, questions, and
ideas not possible at the more structured regular
and administration who are
of sporting a whole new format Publisher’s Desk meetings. Alberta organ and tissue
Dana McArthur
As the media we appreciated the openness of
CEREAL Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes the Hat the beginning of Committee the meeting format and the opportunity to ask donation –registry agent launch
for council meetings with
questions on the topics discussed.
KILLER!! meetings last week. of the Whole (C.O.W.) still reserved for regular council meetings that circling their wagons and restricting
When government branches often seem to be
The new format will be used twice a month
will take place on the opposite weeks.
and eliminates the formality of regular council With council chamber doors opened, the round information to sterilized press releases, we Rob
Spread the Best Dirt meetings. table meeting offered an informal and applaud the town's move to this more open and Merrifield
Motions, readings, and voting on issues are welcoming atmosphere. transparent format.
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, AB 723-5787 Unpaid leave to Member of Parliament for Yellowhead

care for seriously Letter to the Editor West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative
Clean Shave an amazing experience Christmas Shoebox Rob

Building Canada Plan
Shaving my hair completely really know? By not wearing the Merrifield
off back in January was an Views & News wig everyone saw. At times I felt 2015 Campaign update Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
amazing experience because it by Deanna Mitchener a little uncomfortable and I
opened my eyes and heart to a Rob found myself explaining to the
new level of helping and MOM curious why I was bald. The Christmas Shoebox 2015 These items can then be used to Man in the
supporting those within our Merrifield But soon I found myself feeling Campaign is well under way! I am fill boxes that are not completely
community. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead more comfortable in the way I Red Hat
At first really wondered if I looked. What did it really matter? very happy to report that almost all packed and the surplus will then Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
could actually go through with it. I was still the same person. It the Shoeboxes have been help Samaritan's Purse go beyond
Then I thought I'd just buy a wig –which I did. didn't change me in any way other than I no longer distributed in Edson and the the shoebox and expand assistance
It seemed hard to do. What would people think? had hair. surrounding areas. If you would to children, their families, and
What about the talk behind your back? The But the response I had from within the like one or more let me know and I their communities. You can also
wondering if she has cancer? What about all the community, and those visiting Edson, made it oh so will be happy to source a few for choose to make a monetary
questions and possible judging? worth it. I had a few ladies come up and ask if I had you. Several new participants this donation online.
I had the solution for all that –my wig! I wouldn't cancer because they did and were wearing a wig. It
have to worry. Just hand in the money from my gave them courage knowing that someone could year are supporting the project I would like to take a moment to
sponsors, a fast shave, and slap on the wig. shave their hair off and not have cancer. some of which are the Red Brick say thank you to the Weekly National collection Independent seniors’ advocate needed
At times I wondered if I could go through with it. I Helping to raise money was one thing. Knowing School and the Seniors Pioneer Anchor for the support that you
had people watching and waiting. I even had my you helped someone with cancer feel better about Center. give this campaign each year by week November 16-22
own cheering section with me. How could I turn themselves was priceless! The children are overjoyed when not only providing write up in the to fix long-term care: Eggen
back? Words cannot explain the warm feeling this whole they receive the Christmas paper but also by being a pick up
As I look back on my experience, I am glad I went experience gave me and I want to encourage others Shoeboxes with all the wonderful and drop off partner. As well I
through with it. to try the 2015 Clean Shave for Cancer challenge gifts contained within them. would like to thank the Alberta
And I'm even more glad I never putting on that this coming January.
wig. As an added bonus you'll never have to spend Starting this year I would like to Treasury Branch, the
The idea is raising money for cancer but it's also to time doing your hair for a few months. Plus you encourage you to consider making Yellowhead Koinonia Christian
raise awareness. If I just put my wig on who would won't be short of people wanting to rub your head. the shoebox itself a part of the gift. School and our newest partner
Be a part of the event and I know you will come By decorating it, pasting notes, Century 21 Twin Realty for also
photos and special messages with partnering with us as pick up and
in it. drop off locations. Shoe boxes can be obtained at the ATB Bank,
An alternative to filling a shoebox The Weekly Anchor Newspaper, Yellowhead
is to gather up any new unused Reminder: Collection week is Koinonia Christian School, or one of the following
school supplies, toys or clothing November 16-20 churches: Bethel Pentecostal Church, Edson
and dropping them off at a Baptist Church, Edson Mennonite Church, Edson
participating drop off center. Augustine Lapierre Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
Alliance Church, and the Edson/Peers Reformed
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