Congratulations are in order for both Brandon Duffala and Elizabeth Nystrom in running excellent campaigns for village councillors! Thank you to all residents who voted and made their voices heard. The results are in from last week’s bi-election. The unofficial results show a vote of 63 to 27 in favour of Brandon Duffala as the new Town Councillor. We were saddened to of the passing of a long Standard resident. KenLarsen passed away on 8, 2016 in Strathmore. learn time neth April Ken is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son Emory; and daughter Linda (Mark). Ken and Evelyn farmed in the Standard area until they retired and moved to Strathmore. He was always active in the community, providing a lifetime of service in many capacities including as a county councillor and Reeve of the County of Wheatland. He spent many years in the Eastern Star and was once Worthy Grand Patron. Ken was also proud to be a marriage commissioner and presided over several marriages in the area. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Hope Community Covenant Church at 11:00 a.m.
The black dog saga continues! “Elvis” is still at large, still hurt, and still scared of people. There have been several cats sniffing around the humane trap, where Elvis’s medication (tranquilizer) is. Please make sure you are keeping your cats at home! If they get into this medication, the dosage could kill a cat! The latest cat has been a long haired black cat.
The Standard Municipal Library is hosting its second annual Golf Tournament in Bassano on July 15. For more information contact Mark or Elizabeth at Gates Agencies, if you have a team you want to enter or are able to sponsor a hole!
Nazareth Lutheran Church invites you to Salad Sunday on April 17 following worship at 10:30 am. FaithLife Financial has graciously extended to us a matching grant of $500 and there will be a free will offering. Put your salad making skills to the test and come to support our youth’s trip to CLAY in August in PEI.
It’s that time of year again Ladies! The annual Standard Lionettes Ladies Night will be held April 16 at the Standard Community Hall. Make sure you’re ready to boogie in your disco finery! This year the Lionettes are going to donate all the money they raise at Ladies Night to help build a playground at the new school.
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 (403-644-3998) if you would like them picked up. As always, your donations and support are appreciated! We are almost on our way to PEI!
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!