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!!!