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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...

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Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

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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Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

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 the peony bed, which should be in full magnificence. Mary Doverís ďBrides WalkĒ, will be finished...

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Wednesday Jul 9, 2014

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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Wednesday Jul 9, 2014

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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Wednesday Jul 9, 2014

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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Jul 02

Hanging out at the Longview Library

The Longview library is gearing up for some exciting summer programs. For the young people, there will be some fun workshops called Hanging Out At The Library.
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Jul 02

Keep your cool at the pumps

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Jul 02

Discovery well a tourist attraction

Tourists poured through Okotoks 100 years ago on the way to see the Dingman Discovery Well near Black Diamond.
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Jun 25

2013 flood brought out the best of Foothills

There is an opportunity to find out some of the best spots in Okotoks thanks to the 2014 Best of the Foothills Readersí Survey in this weekís edition of the Western Wheel.
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