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City clean-up July 28, judges’ banquet July 30
There aren’t as many teams registered to help clean Brooks in the Communities in Bloom celebrity clean-up on July 28 as there were the first year. The first celebrity community clean-up in 2008 attracted over 400 people. So far the estimate is 75 but Jackie Murray, local Communities in Bloom treasurer, is not concerned. “Sometimes a loss is a win. If we’re losing people it’s because we haven’t got the terrible litter we used to have,” she said. She and fellow committee member Gail Anderson, had some difficulties finding areas that needed to be cleaned.
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Area 4-H members collect scholarships at Stampede
Hard work for two 4-H members from Rosemary and one from Bassano recently paid dividends with the trio collecting Calgary Stampede International Youth Livestock Scholarships. Rosemary’s Cayley Peltzer was awarded $3,000 while her brother Jaxson picked up $500. Bassano’s Laurie Morasch earned $1,000. It all started July 7 with a Summer Synergy program where 4-H participants showed up in Olds to set up stalls. Members then took part in competitions that included marketing, judging, team judging and showmanship. Confirmation took place on Thursday and Friday. 4-H members were awarded points based on the number of activities they took part in and for how they placed. Based on this the top 34 seniors earned scholarships, said Peltzer. This is her fourth International Youth Livestock scholarship. She has won $8,000 in scholarships which will help when she attends Olds College for the animal health technician program. She also plans on taking the agri-business program which will open more doors for her.
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Big Stone Rodeo horse named to Hall of Fame
Having a horse be inducted into the 2014 Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame remains an honor for Big Stone Rodeo Company. Chester Skoal Bandit was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Innisfail Pro Rodeo. Official ceremonies will take place in October. The induction comes six years after his final appearance at the Canadian Finals Rodeo where he bucked for 14 consecutive years. The horse, now 24 years old, was raised by Klassen. At that time, he had no idea just how good Chester would be.
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