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  • Sep. 21, 2011 7:00 p.m.

By Treena Mielke

Two organizations in need a financial assistance will receive support from Ponoka County.

At its regular meeting Sept. 13, council approved a request from the Ponoka Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for $9,500 to replace tables and chairs in the auditorium.

Any assistance that you could provide would be very much appreciated and would go a long way to enhance the décor of the Ponoka Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, said legion president Stan Orlesky in his letter to Reeve Gordon Svenningsen.

“They’ve had a struggle. The least we can do is contribute to them to help them out,” said Coun. Gawney Hinkley.

“They’re sort of like a mechanic,” added Reeve Gordon Svenningsen. “They are busy fixing everybody else’s stuff, but not their own.”

Council also agreed to comply with a request by Meadow Vale Cemetery Company for funds to update and maintain the cemetery.

Improvements to the cemetery are to include putting down cement, planting trees, gravelling the entrance and purchasing a sign. The cemetery also needs to be maintained regularly.

Council will contribute $2,000.