Home front – Feb. 15


A Rimbey woman’s dream to help pay for her grandchildren’s education has paid off through Lotto 6/49. Geertje Den Engelsen won $61,361 on Jan. 25 after she purchased a Lotto 6/49 Quick Pick lottery ticket at Rimbey Co-op. Den Engelsen was out shopping and stopped at the store to pick up a few items and check her ticket. “I was in shock when the clerk told me I’d won $61,361!” The ticket matched five numbers and the bonus number to win the game’s second largest prize. The winner said she’ll also renovate her house and do some travelling with her windfall.

A comedy musical group with quick wit and biting satire will be in concert at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe on March 7. The Arrogant Worms are a Kingston-based trio of Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong that have sold more than 150,000 copies of their 12 albums. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the church office at 403-782-3148 or by calling Donna at 403-782-2032. Proceeds will support the Fraternidad and Clinica Maya in Guatemala. The show starts at 7 p.m.

• A story in Tuesday’s Advocate had incorrect information about the funeral service for Doris Towers and her surviving family members. Towers is survived by five children: Tom, Gary, Ross, Lynda (Purdie), and Leona (Hedley); 13 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral service is Thursday at 2 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church at 4718 Ross St. in Red Deer.

• The wrong date was given for Central Alberta Theatre’s fundraising gala in Tuesday’s Advocate. The gala, On the Town, is actually on Saturday, Feb. 25. There are two pricing options: $100 for the full dinner or $55.00 for dessert and coffee. The evening at City Centre Stage will include a silent auction and a performance of the political comedy Booster McCrane P.M. Tickets are available from Ticket Central, 403-347-0800.