It’s less than eight weeks until spring! Think of the little engine that could saying “I think I can! I think I can!”. We’ll get there one day!
We are saddened to announce the passing of a long time resident of Standard, Roy Holm. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at Mountain View in Calgary on Friday, February 5 at 2 pm. More details, including an obituary, can be found on Mountain View’s website.
A correction from a news article that was submitted last week. It read that Moe Zaleschuk “incurred” injuries, giving the impression that he caused them to happen. Really, he sustained them. He is doing much better and we wish him a full recovery!
The Standard Library is playing “Minute 2 Win it” on Wednesday at 3:30. On Saturday at 3:00 come make a paper monkey chain, but don’t forget to call ahead first so Adreena has enough supplies! Tuesday, February 9 the library is showing “Tomorrowland” at 3:30. Sounds like fun!
The Standard Community Facility Enhancement Society is spearheading an interesting fundraiser in support of the Memory Lane walking/ cycling path project. An area resident has come forward and offered to rent 160 acres of farmland for one dollar per acre to the group. The land could be rented for 1 year. The Memory Lane group would be responsible for cropping the land for the upcoming year (2016). All profits recog- nized would go toward building the memory lane walking path. The group would like to make this a community fundraiser by getting residents/ businesses to help cover input of costs, seed, fertilizer, chemical, fuel, etc. Also the group would like to ask area farmers to consider offering to help seed, spray, and harvest the crop. Anyone who would like to help out can contact one of the society directors. For those who would like to make donations to the project, they can do so by making cheques payable to the Village of Standard, and writing “Memory Lane” in the memo line. This way, tax deductible receipts will be issued. Donations can also be made to a special “Memory Lane” account that has been set up at CHS in Standard. Society directors are Don Sundgaard, Jackie Jensen, Ron Corbiell, Moe Zaleschuk, Alan Larsen and Louise Welen. Watch for the flyers coming out soon in your mailboxes.
Friends of East Wheatland are looking for farmers! We have the seed and we have some chemical but we need farmers to plant 10 acres of canola for the new school. The farmer will get a tax receipt for the difference of their donated revenue and the inputs received from FEW. Contact Celeste Christensen (403)6442212 or Jeadene Gregory (403)787-2553 for more information or to sign up.
Nazareth Lutheran Church invites you to come to its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Sup- per. February 9 from 5-7 at the hall. The CLAY youth group are also going to be there selling 50/50 tickets to raise money for their trip to PEI in August. 50% of the proceeds go to their fundraiser, and 50% goes to the winner’s charity of choice. The draw will be made at the end of the evening. February 10 is Ash Wednesday and all are invited to a service at 7:00 pm at Nazareth. There is a Lovers Lunch Potluck on February 14 following worship to celebrate all couples.
Nazareth Lutheran Church is also bringing back the “Faith and Film Study” beginning with “The Mission” at Carol and Philip Larsen’s home at 7pm, with a relaxed discussion to follow. From IMDB: “18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.” This is an excellent film starring Robert De Niro.
As always, submissions can be made to standardnewz@ gmail.com or to Pastor Dyanna Couture at 403-644-3998. Please try to have your submissions in by early evening on Sunday!