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December 19, 2007
Season’s Greetings to All
Frost forms on a country church roof as warm light emanates onto the snow from stained glass windows at dusk. ©Provost News Photo.
Editor’s 2007 Christmas Wish List
• More people or events to cheer about, like outstanding former Provost achiever Pete Friesen and a top fighter war ace, Donald Laubman.
• Comfort for those grieving, especially at this time of year.
• Time for rest, reading, reflection—and quiet thinking.
• Ten stars awarded to the anonymous person who gave away, for nature’s sake, over 1,000 acres of native grass and shrub lands near the vanished Cairns townsite.
• A bouquet to Ed and Mary Carson who have been restoring a 100 year old stone house located on the prairie near Amisk and Hughenden.
• More tourists.
• Another display of fantastic mirage images appearing near the Neutral Hills, south of town.
• Fewer break and enter crimes in houses and businesses.
• An improved Provost News.
• Enough wind to make it economically feasible for a company to begin building mega-towers nearby to generate energy.
• Applause for the outstanding talent of visiting Native dancers, drummers and singers.
• Drivers reading—and heeding all stop signs.
• More members and encouragement for service clubs and other volunteer groups.
• Continued energy and perseverance by those who earn provincial, national or international acclaim.
• Growth of population throughout the M.D.
• The tasering of mosquitoes— particularly those of the Culex Tarsalis brand that carry the West Nile virus.
• Fewer empty buildings on Main Street.
• Continued escalation of wheat prices, but a reversal in sagging cattle ones.
• The town’s new subdivision to be filled up soon with houses. And more commercial operations to take advantage of 80 acres soon being added to the eastern boundary.
• The Royal Alberta Museum to publicly and permanently acknowledge the efforts of the Empress of Ireland committee for keeping so many artifact treasures in Canada that were in danger of slipping beyond our borders.
• Continued vigilance to keep Alberta rat-free.
• A really big, well-equipped M.D. shop arising out of the ashes at Hughenden.
• An industrial strength, but aesthetically pleasing fountain on the west side of the lake in town along Highway 600, shooting water at least 60 feet straight up; add some swans and even lights for night and it could look outstanding and memorable to anyone.
• Success for Provost’s new museum.
• A fond auf Wiedersehen (adios) to the old Bodo post office.
• Continued beautification of our surroundings, through the efforts of people like those who spearhead Communities in Bloom projects.
• More trees planted in some areas of town; spring would be an excellent time to plant several dozen in the new subdivision as well.
• A lump of coal to whoever decided to stop offering foreign travel inoculation services here and telling us instead to just drive an hour or so—one way—to get a service that helps keep disease from spreading.
• Appreciation to those physicians and others who see value in re-establishing the travel inoculation service at a local clinic.
• A cool yule and a smart start for you.
• Joy over the birth of Christ over two millenniums ago.

Full story and photo in December 19 edition of The Provost News.
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New Economic Development Officer Looking for ‘Solid Input’
Bert Roach of Estevan, Sask. has been hired as community economic development officer for the Town of Provost and the Municipal District of Provost No. 52.

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Summary of Events as Recorded From the Files of
The Provost News Presented for 77th Consecutive Year
Complete summary of events in December 19 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "What Do You Want for Christmas?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Kelsey Greenwood, Landon Johnson, Rachel Angeltvedt, Shaylyn Beier, and Tyan Mailer-Gray.
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