I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day spent with the ones you love! Happy 90th birthday to Ken Elder who celebrated his birthday at the Standard Hall last Saturday.
Nazareth Lutheran Church’s Youth held a 50/50 fundraiser this past winter. The winner of the 50/50 could donate their winnings to their charity of choice. The draw was made at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Mr. Merle Marshman of Rockyford was the winner! Mr. Marshman very generously donated his 50% to CLAY! What a blessing he is! The youth are well on their way to PEI in August. They will be doing at least one more fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who is supporting them! They are continuing to gather bottles for their Bottle Drive.
The NLC youth’s next fundraiser will be a mega garage sale to be held on Sports Day at the church. They are seeking donations of items to sell. Items can be dropped off at the manse next to the church (1002 1st street west) or please call Pastor Dyanna (403-6443998) if you would like them picked up. As always, your donations and support are appreciated! We are almost on our way to PEI!
NLC is also hosting “Faith and Film” discussion nights. We have had great discussion lately with viewings of “The Mission” and “War Room”. The next discussion is Saturday, February 27 with the film to be determined. The location is the manse next to the church. Movie starts at 7 o’clock and all are welcome! The movies we have watched and will watch generally are adult oriented.
A big thank you to Lana Selgensen for organizing ball for our kids these past few years! Lana is looking for someone to take over as the next organizer. Do you have some time to invest in our kids? Call Lana for more information!
The Standard Curling Club announces the following bonspiels: Men’s on February 1421. Mixed bonspiel is from February 28 to March 5. Entries for both to be made to Don Cuthill (644-3757) or Darren Firkus (934-7787).
On Saturday, Feb. 20, from 5-7, the Standard Curling Club will be holding a Turkey Supper at the curling rink. For more information, please contact a member of the curling club.
The next Footcare Clinic at the Senior’s Centre will be held on March 10. These clinics are open to the public and are conducted by a licensed practical nurse Foot Care Specialist. To book an appointment please call Donna Firkus at 403-644-3849 or call the Senior’s Centre at 403-644-3940. Early bookings are appreciated. Receipts are issued for tax purposes.
The Standard Hall Board thanks everyone who donated Sobey’s stickers to help build up the cutlery at the hall. If you have unused stickers, Nazareth Lutheran Church is also collecting. Stickers can be given to Donna Christensen or left in the care of Mary at the post office for the church.
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 recognized 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, as well as various area congregations, invite you to attend the World Day of Prayer worship service at Rosebud Church on March 4 at 2 pm. The Rosebud Church ladies are organizing the worship this year and its guaranteed to be a fulfilling, spiritual gathering.
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!