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PHOTO: St. Mary’s Parish food drive raises more than 2,500 kg of food

PHOTO: St. Mary’s Parish food drive raises more than 2,500 kg of food

The Red Deer Food Bank received a hefty food donation this past weekend after the busy Thanksgiving season.
Mielke: Thoughts on winter

Mielke: Thoughts on winter

The first winter storm of the season was relentless in its fury, battering the fragile loveliness of my sweet peas, once standing tall and stately against a white picket fence, into a state of bedraggled humility.
Extreme Esteem: Take my advice

Extreme Esteem: Take my advice

“We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.”
Hay’s Daze: For drying out loud

Hay’s Daze: For drying out loud

Who would have thought that public bathrooms can cause your ears to explode? Ok, so maybe it’s just Men’s washrooms that are so dangerous, I’m not really sure on account of I haven’t gone into a “Ladies” on purpose lately. But I have noticed a disturbing trend in most male biffies in restaurants, airports and other public places where nature calls.
Street Tales: I’m so lonesome I could cry

Street Tales: I’m so lonesome I could cry

This familiar Hank Williams song came to mind the other day when a speaker mentioned the fact that so many folks are ever so alone. Even in a building or a room full of people, a person can still feel totally alone, in spite of many interactions such as discussions, work and other activities.
College Beat: Education impacts quality of life

College Beat: Education impacts quality of life

With apologies to political scientists everywhere, and in my opinion, the role of government at any level can be categorized into two general themes: safety and quality of life. In other words, how can government keep its citizens safe, and how can it improve the quality of their lives?
Hay’s Daze: Prime Ministers can’t eat any nachos

Hay’s Daze: Prime Ministers can’t eat any nachos

Have you ever put a rubber band on your wrist or tied a string on your finger to remind you to remember something? I know I have.
Street Tales: Ignoring your heart

Street Tales: Ignoring your heart

If I drive by where they are working, they will give me a wave and a slight smile, but when they come to the kitchen at meal times, they will not meet my eyes. If I say hello or good morning, these same girls will respond in kind, but will not look at me directly.
Red Deer Food Bank gets $33K donation from Central Alberta business

Red Deer Food Bank gets $33K donation from Central Alberta business

A Central Alberta company raised more than $33,000 for the Red Deer Food Bank.
Lowe: Just the start of a thrilling ride

Lowe: Just the start of a thrilling ride

The Half Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker