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Reflections of Ponoka: Bus tour looks at future visions for Ponoka

Wednesday October 15, 2014

During a magnificent fall day last Friday, Oct. 3, 17 enthusiastic citizens of the Town of Ponoka and districts jumped on the comfortable Lions’ bus for a very interesting tour through the rich and rolling hills of north eastern Alberta. These guests included members of the Ponoka and District Recreation Board, mayor and town council, Kinettes and Lion’s Clubs, minor hockey, swim clubs, soccer, and representatives of our Filipino Community Club. They received a warm welcome when they visited the towns of Bonnyville  and Wainwright, which have similar populations as Ponoka. Prior to the bus tour, invitations were sent out to all service clubs and sport groups in the community to attend this unique sight-seeing and new idea seeking adventure.

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Remember when ...

Wednesday October 15, 2014

The Male Ward charges at the rapidly progressing Provincial Mental Hospital in 1960 are shown here from left to right

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FCSS plans big for its 40th anniversary

Wednesday October 15, 2014

This year’s annual general meeting (AGM) for Ponoka’s Family and Community and Support Services (FCSS) is expected to be a celebration

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High-end body image technology now in Ponoka

Wednesday October 15, 2014

After initiating lots of debate and discussions over their possible impact on human health, their alleged or presumed carcinogen effects

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Maskwacis youth speak at native development conference

Wednesday October 15, 2014

“We’re going to be the next leaders of our community.” Ashley Dennehy, Samson Cree Nation member

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Library takes reading to the outdoors

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Going for a walk is about to get more fun for the entire family with an initiative by the Ponoka Jubilee Library.

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A TV idol’s meditations

Wednesday October 15, 2014

“What I Know for Sure” by Oprah Winfrey, c.2014, Macmillan Audiobook from Flatiron Books, $24.99 / $28.99 Canada, 4 CDs / 4 hours

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Mecca Glen implements bully prevention program

Wednesday October 15, 2014

Students and teachers at Mecca Glen School took pride Thursday, Oct. 9 with the implementation of a bullying-prevention program

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Fantasy author talks of her passion with writing

Wednesday October 8, 2014

Young adult author Lesley Livingston had a chance to promote her books and give aspiring authors some tips on getting into the industry

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Ponoka barrel racers raise thousands for lung disease research

Wednesday October 8, 2014

A group of local barrel racers have helped raise $6,500 for lung health research to remember a passionate rodeo volunteer

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New resource officer eager to take on new challenge

Wednesday October 8, 2014

Since taking on the position of School Resource Officer (SRO), Const. Glen Wallace has enjoyed the interaction with students

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Legion banquet honours Canadian veterans

Wednesday October 8, 2014

Members of the Ponoka Legion took time last weekend to celebrate and honour Canadian veterans at a remembrance dinner.

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Reflections of Ponoka: Former Ponokan staying young and having fun at age 70

Wednesday October 8, 2014

They will always be among the best years of our topsy-turvy lives ... trying hard to grow up, going to school, working, playing

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Remember when ...

Wednesday October 8, 2014

In the 1960s, the Provincial Mental Hospital at Ponoka continued to be extremely busy and progressive

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Fall cleanup

Wednesday October 8, 2014

Folks from the Wolf Creek Academy in Lacombe, help with some yard cleanup Monday, Oct. 6 in Ponoka

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St. Augustine students enjoy day of Christian teachings

Wednesday October 8, 2014

Primary school students at St. Augustine Catholic School received a spiritual education during a religious retreat last week.

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Soldiers honoured in Candlelight Ceremony

Wednesday October 8, 2014

Each year members of the Ponoka Legion, Air Cadets and students with the Broncs World Tour honour veterans

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A timely release of Thanksgiving adventures

Wednesday October 8, 2014

You already know where you’ll sit this Thanksgiving.

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Belly dancers come together to support children’s programs

Wednesday October 1, 2014

The Kinsmen Community Centre was full to the brim with women eager to support the Ponoka Parent Link Centre Saturday, Sept. 27.

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PES raises more than $12,000 for Terry Fox Foundation

Wednesday October 1, 2014

Parents, students and teachers at Ponoka Elementary School (PES) celebrated more than $12,000 raised for the Terry Fox Foundation.

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