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Greet­ings & Sa­lu­ta­tions! Here’s what’s new this week in the Stan­dard Com­mu­nity…

Light­ning struck Stan­dard on the evening of Au­gust 2. The church steeple was set to light and ac­cord­ing to the lo­cal res­i­dents it’s not the first time that it has been struck. Spe­cial thanks to the Stan­dard and Rock­y­ford Fire De­part­ments for con­tain­ing and sav­ing the 100 year old church, an im­por­tant part of this com­mu­nity.

Did you know…Thun­der and light­ning are viewed by many re­li­gions as the weapons of the gods. Ex­pended to pro­vide a warn­ing or a pun­ish­ment. Thor, the god of storms and com­bat in Norse mythol­ogy, uses his ham­mer to rule and in so do­ing gen­er­ates thun­der and light­ning. In mid-evil times, some peo­ple thought that ring­ing church bells could bring an end to a thun­der­storm. We know to­day that such an ac­tion dur­ing a thun­der­storm is not a good idea. Nor is it a good idea to stand un­der a tree dur­ing a thun­der­storm. If you are in the woods it is bet­ter to re­mem­ber the ad­vice of­fered by the fol­low­ing weather lore: “Be­ware the oak, it draws the stroke; avoid the ash, it draws the flash; but un­der the thorn you’ll come to no harm.”

A kids FREE sum­mer bi­ble camp is be­ing of­fered at the Stan­dard Lutheran Church on Mon­day, Au­gust 13, from 1 – 5 p.m. Take part in watch­ing the movie, Let­ters to God, play the “Sword Drill”, and write your own let­ters to God. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Anita Win­ters at, 403 644 2424.

Guess who’s com­ing to visit Stan­dard on Thurs­days through­out Au­gust and Septem­ber??? It’s Shan­non and Kevin!!! They are bring­ing Cruiz­ers back from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in front of the arena. Stop by for great eats!!!

“Some­times the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” – Win­nie the Pooh. Michael and Ni­cola McCub­bin would like to ex­tend their grat­i­tude to their friends and neigh­bors for all the well wishes, sup­port and thought­ful gifts they have re­ceived since wel­com­ing the early ar­rival of their daugh­ter, El­iza Jean Ca­role. El­iza is mak­ing ex­cel­lent progress, gain­ing weight and ad­just­ing to life with Mum, Dad, and her Fur­broth­ers.

Are you 50 + and need­ing to get into Calgary? The se­nior’s cen­ter or­ga­nizes trips into Calgary for shop­ping or ap­point­ments. The next trip in is on Tues­day, Au­gust 14, and the des­ti­na­tion is the Chi­nook Mall. Here are the par­tic­u­lars; your care as­sis­tant is wel­come to join you, sign up is at the se­nior’s cen­ter by noon the Fri­day be­fore de­par­ture, mem­ber­ship is not re­quired, bus de­parts from Stan­dard at 8:15 a.m. and leaves Calgary at 3 p.m., cost is $25.00, re­turn. Please con­tact Joan at 403 644 3860 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Correction…The next foot care clinic at the Se­nior’s Cen­tre, is Thurs­day, Au­gust 9. Please con­tact Donna at 403 644 3849 for more in­for­ma­tion.

A Re­minder…Please note, as per the Drumheller Mail, ad­ver­tis­ing is not al­lowed in the Ru­ral Routes sec­tion of the news­pa­per. Events such as bridal/baby show­ers, birth­day par­ties, etc., as well as the men­tion­ing of lo­cal busi­nesses are all con­sid­ered “ad­ver­tis­ing”, un­less the in­for­ma­tion di­rectly re­lates to a news story be­ing re­ported on. Such ad­ver­tis­ing re­quires an ad to be placed, and paid for, to be sub­mit­ted and printed by the news­pa­per. Ad­di­tion­ally, com­mu­nity items sub­mit­ted be­fore dead­line and that meet the Drumheller Mail cri­te­ria, will be for­warded to the news­pa­per. How­ever, this is no guar­an­tee the item will be printed af­ter com­ple­tion of the edit­ing process. Thank you for your un­der­stand­ing.

This is Adreena re­port­ing for the Vil­lage of Stan­dard. Dead­line for sub­mis­sion is Fri­day for the fol­low­ing week. Please sub­mit newz items to the stan­dard­[email protected] , phone 403-644-3995 or stop in at the li­brary. Have a great week friends!!!

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