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We’ve got good news and bad news concerning the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Grey Cup pool: the good news is the winners have been (unofficially) announced. The bad news is most of you reading this are not winners. Here’s the list, as provided by the Rotary Club: First quarter winners – Connie Gullion and Dan Schmode; half-time winners – Tracy McConaghy and Mark Schell; third-quarter winners – Char Ramsum and Greg Kubel; final score winners – Stacey Hansen and Jerry Wallsten; reverse final winners – Renée Pelley and Trevor Vance.
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Seen at the very slippery intersection of 10th Ave. and 6th St. SE last Tuesday morning: two floor mats from a vehicle. Somebody must have got stuck and used the mats for traction and then left them behind. By noon of that day the town had sanded down the intersection, but the mats were still there waiting to be put back where they came from.
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Let’s have a warm Slave Lake welcome for new Leader reporter Gord Fortin, who comes to us from Sudbury Ontario, via Edson Alberta, where he’s worked the past few years in the community newspaper business. Introduce yourself! Pass on a news tip!
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In case you’re wondering, Rita, the cute dog that appeared on the front page of last week’s Leader, is still looking for her ‘forever home.’ Just sayin’.
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Eight inches of ice on the lake and getting thicker all the time. That’s what we hear from Willi Driedger of Big Fish Bay RV Resort. Willi has plans for promoting ice fishing out of the resort – two shacks are being built. “As soon as I have them ready I’m going to put them out on the ice,” he says.
Cabins are being planned too for the resort. Driedger’s goal is to have the place open year-round, for people who want to rent a cabin and do some ice fishing on Lesser Slave Lake.
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The Rotary Club of Slave Lake would like you to know its $5,000 50/50 raffle has only a handful of tickets left, and they can be purchased at just two places – Magic Scissors and The Business Factory. The draw date is Dec.19.
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More on that tree decoration that appears on the front page this week. Says Jan Isles of the bark carving club, it’s open for bidding until Dec. 13, either at the credit union or at [email protected]. On the right is a photo of the whole tree.
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Is anybody still interested in an enhanced skateboard park in Slave Lake? A few years ago this was a going concern with a committee formed and plans being made. It kind of fizzled, however, when it appeared donations were not going to be easy to obtain. Times might be better now.
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And this just in from the Slave Lake Christmas Singers: an ‘Old-Fashioned Community Christmas Concert’ is being held on Sunday, Dec. 17 at St. Peter’s Ecumenical Church, at 7:00 p.m. Besides the choir, the show includes the Slave Lake Handbells, the RMSS Jazz Band and ‘special guests.’ Hmmmm… who could they be? Stay tuned. Admission is an item (or items) for the food bank. Everyone welcome!

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