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Hester Bor­sheim told us of the re­cent pass­ing of this writer's one-time babysit­ter, Hazel Fleger, in Ed­mon­ton. She was a nice per­son and a long-time friend of Hester's mom, and a sis­ter to Ken Fleger, who many will re­mem­ber from Drumheller Min­ers days.

Hazel over­came a mi­nor hand­i­cap dur­ing her life- time, and flu­o­r­ished, al­ways car­ry­ing a big smile, and was a won­der­ful per­son.

Rest easy, old friend.

That philoso­pher Doug Wade came up with this one. "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should re­lax and get used to the idea".

Ac­cord­ing to the morn­ing news up to 80,000 fed­eral civil ser­vants have been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing some sort of pay­roll glitch lately. A new pay­roll sys­tem has been adopted by the Lib­er­als (and what was wrong with the old sys­tem?) lead­ing to this prob­lem where civil ser­vants are not be­ing paid!

In this writer's rec­ol­lec­tion, this has never hap­pened be­fore. Se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion to say the least, and prob­a­bly won't be quickly solved.

Won­der if the feds are short of money?

Must be a few beaver fam­i­lies go­ing up and down the river ask­ing "Where did our house go?". Over the past months we have watched the beavers build three dams at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions, only to then have them float away since the wa­ter level came up Sun­day.

You can't make this stuff up de­part­ment..... it was re­ported on the evening news the other day, that French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois

Hol­lande is un­der scru­tiny for hir­ing a bar­bier as part of his of­fice ex­penses, for $14,000 per month. Now, hard as that may be to un­der­stand, or jus­tify, this

bar­bier ap­par­ently is on call 24 hours, trav­els with Hol­lande, and ba­si­cally had to aban­don his own shop to work for the French gov­ern­ment as a civil ser­vant.

And af­ter look­ing at the photos of Hol­lande and his re­ced­ing hair­line, it is easy to see that this guy will even­tu­ally be out of a job, and prob­a­bly will re­ceive a pen­sion. Both gen­tle­men bet­ter hope that Hol­lande gets re-elected.

OK, now we un­der­stand.

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