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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

NEWS FROM THE VALLEY NEIGHBOURS

Barb Castell has emailed me a great picture of John Barlow being sworn in to parliament. Iíll post it on the board at VNC. The goldenrod is in bloom and I hate to tell you, but we can expect our first frost in six weeks. Hard to believe. ...

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

"Build it and they will come"

There is no question that Seaman Stadium has proven that saying to be true. Even the most enthusiastic fan could not have imagined the success that the Okotoks Dawgs have had at the turnstile.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Bad score, but a good walk unspoiled

I was lucky to get to play one of the best golf courses in PEI last week, itís just a shame Iím such a horrible golfer.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Macleod MP sworn in

Itís now official, we have a new MP for Macleod.

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

News from the VNC

My column this week is a litany of sad news. We have had word from England that Henry Heal lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, July 12 and the passing of Edna Meyer has been sadness for us all. Ednaís service will be at Snodgrass (Okotoks) at 11 a.m. on July 28, with a reception to follow at the VNC.

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Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Stampede all wrapped up

Not sure the weather could have co-operated much better than it did during the ten days of the Stampede. It started out with a beautiful sunny day for the parade and ended with a week of mud free rodeos. The Rangeland Derby had consistent days of close to record times as the top eight wagons were extremely close in their cumulated times. Jason Glass won the Aggregate for the second year in a row...

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Jul 16

Longview, High River events have down-home feeling

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is over, and rats, the Okotoks Western Wheel didnít have a foothills area chuckwagon driver or rodeo cowboy on its front page for winning the $100,000 Rangeland Derby or Sunday Showdown.
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Jul 16

Valley Neighbours Club news

There is so much going on this weekend. Christ Church Millarville will hold its annual flower festival. Tea and scones from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and you are invited to join the congregation in the beautiful old church on Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m. The grounds will be awesome, especially...
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Jul 09

Stampede coming to a close

Itís hard to believe, but the Calgary Stampede is well past the halfway mark. So far it has run like a clock. Many of our local cowboys are doing well and Jason Glass is right up there in the Rangeland Derby.
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Jul 09

Healthy as a chuckwagon horse

The greatest outdoor show on earth is once again upon us at the 2014 Calgary Stampede. While for some itís about throwing on a cowboy hat and enjoying a few (too many) frosty beverages, for others itís a chance to reconnect with our western roots.
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Jul 09

News from the Valley Neighbours Club

Such a lovely Canada Day. I took in the festivities in Black Diamond and there was a good crowd to enjoy the music and, of course, the native dancers.
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Jul 02

Best wishes Ė MP Barlow

Well, this week we say goodbye to a friend and longtime editor at the Wheel. John has been a rock over the past 15 plus years at the Wheel and his columns have been enjoyed by thousands on a weekly basis. His ability to include his personal life in his writing has a huge readership feeling a part...
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Jul 02

A happy belated Canada Day to you

Itís back to work on Wednesday after a day off for Canada Day.
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Jul 02

Valley Neighbours news

Watch for some interesting phenomena in the heavens on the evening of July 5.
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