Home front – November 9

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Buy some Christmas presents early at the Golden Circle’s annual Christmas Craft and Bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 17. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4620 47A Ave. More than 25 vendors will be selling their goodies, plus the Nearly New Boutique will be open. Lunch is available. Contact Diane at 403-343-6074 if you have any questions or for more information.


Eight Central Alberta students each have $1,000 more for their educations thanks to Servus Credit Union. The Young and Free Scholarship recipients are Jennifer Gust and Aidan Inkster of Red Deer, Katelyn Hoogendoorn and Delaney Moore of Sylvan Lake, Samantha McMurray of Blackfalds, and Emily Campbell, Kelsey Lank and Blair Stretch of Ponoka. Students submitted a 90-second video or 300- to 500-word essay describing how their most influential mentor inspired them to make a difference. They were selected from 236 applicants. Paul Hoar of Ponoka won an iPad in the program’s online People’s Choice Bonus contest encouraging votes for a favourite scholarship applicant.


Take in a free family movie night courtesy of the Balmoral Bible Chapel. The Lost and Found Family screens on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the church located at Hwy 11 and Rutherford Drive. The movie tells of a wealthy woman inheriting a rundown boarding house occupied by a couple struggling to raise five orphaned and abandoned children. The woman moves in, hoping to sell the house after evicting the family, and instead connects with them. Admission is free, as is the pop, popcorn and child care. More information is available by calling the church at 403-347-5450.


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