Home front – October 26


A fundraising cookie walk and craft sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, by the Women of the Moose. Coffee and tea will also be served from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, south of Red Deer at the corner of Willow Street and Petrolia Drive (four blocks south of Westerner Park). For more information, call 403-347-1505.

The Alberta government hopes the public can help make some sense out of the boundaries for spending, saving and funding infrastructure through a public consultation process called Dollars and Sense. Albertans can participate by visiting www.dollarsandsense.alberta.ca. On the site, people are able to review information and answer questions about the factors that are part of the provincial fiscal ground rules, such as: when the province should save, whether a dedicated account for infrastructure should be created, and what the Alberta Heritage Trust Fund should be used for. The deadline for online submissions is Oct. 31. A summary report from the online survey and expert panels in Edmonton and Calgary in September will be released later in the fall.

Enjoy a cup of coffee at a French-inspired cafe at Gateway Christian School (5205 48th Ave. in Red Deer) on Wednesday. Students will serve up coffee and treats from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The students will put their language skills to the test as they place orders, take orders and serve customers while speaking French. All proceeds will go to the Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House and the Make a Wish Foundation. For more information, contact Ger Klootwyk at 403-346-5795.

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