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Pictured above are some members of the Smoky River 4-H 4-Ever Club, following the completion of the sorting and packing of the Christmas food hampers at the Chevaliers Centre in Falher Dec. 12. In front, from left, are Ethan Paradis, Josh Allen, Despina Carter, Georgia Dubois, Felicia Storrs, and Julie Cloutier. At the far left, in back, left-right, are Janelle Cloutier, Chloe Paradis and Holly Parker. More photos can be found throughout this week's Express.



Praise for all who helped with FCSS's annual Christmas hamper work

There are many people and organizations who gave their time for a worthy cause, preparing and distributing Christmas food hampers and presents for families in need this year.


Slow down and give us room to work, says LaPrairie Works Inc.

Officials with LaPrairie Works Incorporated based in Donnelly are pleading with motorists to slow down and drive with extreme caution when approaching snow plow operators on area roads and highways.


Teresa Nuthall accepts Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award in Edmonton

Albertans, including those in the Peace Country, would be hard-pressed to find a more deserving recipient of the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award than Wanham resident Teresa Nuthall.

Opinion


Commentary: More from the bucket list front

It was interesting and kind of gratifying to hear somebody praising the Peace Country on a radio call-in show the other day.


SRE Sports: Falher Pirates blow out Eagles 16-0

The Lakeland Eagles are entering the holiday season on somewhat of a positive note despite a relatively turbulent tailspin this season.


SRE From The Hip: Please celebrate the holidays responsibly

I’d like to think that each of us as responsible Albertans and Canadians have a firm grasp and understanding about the dangers of impaired driving at this (or any other) time of the year.


SRE Where Things Stand: On Christmas Day, count your blessings and share what you have with the less fortunate

As this final edition of Smoky River Express for 2013 comes out this week, it is time for all of us to take stock of what we have, count our blessings and share our good fortune with the less fortunate.


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Spotlight


Spotlight: Our region's Little Drummer Boy

The Christmas season has the Little Drummer Boy but Grouard has its own version, thanks to the skills, inspiration and dedication of Quinten Jagodzinsky.


Spotlight: Children learn to make puppets and marionettes

It wasn’t a Mario Puzo novel like ‘Godfather’, with the strings being pulled by someone behind the scenes for ulterior motives, but all for fun instead.


Your Horoscope for the fourth week of December

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Remember that words said in the heat of the moment will not soon be forgotten, Capricorn. Don’t forget to employ some tact when discussing serious matters with loved ones.


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