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While we’re at it, we might as well mention again the big gap in the Lakeside Leader archive. We have no (almost no) papers from late 1975 through 1986. We did have them once, thanks to a donation from Henry and Betty Eben, but they were destroyed by fire in 2011. So if you, like Dennis Barton, are cleaning out your attic or your basement or your garage and come across some old newspapers – take a close look at them! If they are from that period we’d love to have them!
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Pastor Peggy Yetman of the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church called the other day with an update from her neck of the woods, which – geographically speaking – is the northwest part of Slave Lake. It seems Scott Wood of the ‘Boaz Team’ is back in town, helping out with a few things in the missionary line. Scott, like Pastor Peggy, is from New Brunswick. This past summer he came with a whole crew of people who helped with programming and also put some elbow grease into improvements at the church itself. He’s alone on this return visit.
“He’s here for a week,” says the pastor. “He’s starting Boaz Slave Lake. It’s exciting. It’s something new.”
What exactly such a team might do is not something we have figured out at the moment, but as soon as the good pastor reads this, she will no doubt provide an update.
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To the guy who handed us a strange looking implement that turned out to be a light sabre. Thanks!
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The Alberta Surface Rights Federation is holding a special meeting next week, on Nov. 17 in Camrose. This is the outfit that represents people with oil and gas leases on their lands, and so on. Landowners’ rights are usually a topic and this time is no different. Call 780-672-6021 for more information.
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The Rotary Club’s Grey Cup raffle is sold out, by the way. Apparently people are still asking about tickets. What isn’t sold out is the Slave Lake Minor Hockey Association’s Super Bowl raffle – in fact sales are just starting. Tickets are two bucks apiece.
Asked for a prediction on the participants in the Nov. 26 Grey Cup, Rotarian Harry Bartlett went out on a limb and predicted a West vs. East match-up. He even went so far as to predict an AFC vs. NFC tilt in the Super Bowl!
Not quite satisfied with this, we pressed him harder and got good results. He says it’ll be Edmonton vs. Saskatchewan in the Grey Cup, and Pittsburgh vs. Dallas in the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, the Rotary Club is going all out on its annual Christmas 50/50 fundraiser. Tickets are $5 apiece and if there’s a sell-out, the winner gets $5,000.
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We heard at least three stories last week of people who fell down, dangerously, on slippery sidewalks or roadways, and another story of a vehicle sliding into a store window! Be careful out there!
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We hear Laurie Coulas is in the process of shutting down Here’s to Your Health in Slave Lake after 14 years in business. All the best to Laurie in her future endeavours.
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All the best also to Katrina Owens, whose last day as reporter for The Leader was on Friday. Thanks for the past two years, Katrina!

Shadow the bat dog – all dressed up for Halloween and not quite sure what it’s all about. Thanks to Maci Murfin for the photo.

 

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