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November 12, 2008
Up On The Roof Tops

Workmen have been busy in a new commercial section of north east Provost trying to get as much work done outside as possible before cold weather arrives. Photo above shows part of a new greenhouse and timber frame gift shop that is going up to be operated by Anita Carter, Tara Carter and Brenda Lakevold. Bottom picture meanwhile shows a man blowing snow from the roof of a new R & R Inn motel that is going up nearby. ©Provost News Photos.

Cowboy Albert Laye Receives Legendary Achievement Award
‘A lot has changed in rodeo over the years’
Albert Laye, a long time resident of Cadogan is one of three people awarded the Legendary Achievement Award for 2008 by the Canadian Rodeo Historical Association.

Winners of this category do not qualify for the Hall of Fame status only technically because they have never won a Canadian or World Championship in one of the five major rodeo events. 

The Canadian Rodeo Historical Association created the Legendary Achievement Award to honor those who have contributed to the sport of rodeo their whole lives and who have attained legendary achievement and status in the rodeo arena. 

Laye started competing in rodeos in 1943 in all events and later concentrated mainly on the steer wrestling and tie down roping, doing so until approximately 15 years ago. 

Although never winning a Canadian Championship, he won many High Point and All-Around awards throughout his rodeo career. 

The 88 year old local cowboy has stayed very involved with rodeo by watching his sons Leon and Darcy and now today by watching his grandchildren compete.

Laye was awarded an engraved silver buckle at the Wainwright Professional Stampede in June this year.  As well, a banquet and program honoring all inductees was held in Calgary on October 18 where he and his wife Helen and family members attended.

Questions were recently put to Laye:

Q: What did you think when you heard you were receiving this award?
A: I  felt pretty good. Sure didn’t expect that.

Q: Where do you live:
A: Twenty or 21 miles southwest of Provost.  About five miles down the “Rangeline”.  (R.R. No. 50 – off secondary highway 600).

Q: How old were you or how long have you been riding horses?
A: I rode a horse to school—I was about five or six years old. I guess about 80 years or so.

Q: Do you have any idea how many rodeos you entered in your lifetime? 
A: I rodeoed in amateur rodeos when I  first started—I was probably 20 then;   in the professional circuit for most of my rodeo career and later on in the senior circuit. I competed in an average of 30 rodeos per year for around 50 years (that works out to approximately 1,500 rodeos).

Full interview and story in November 12 edition of The Provost News.
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Freedom Has a Cost, Crowd Reminded at Remembrance Day Ceremony
Prairie Hall was filled during a Remembrance Day service in Provost on Tuesday morning, November 11 as tributes were made to those who gave up their lives fighting for freedom.

The Provost Ministerial Association organized the service.

Full story in November 12 edition of The Provost News.
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New RCMP Constable Arrives to Provost
Full story in November 12 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "Why Do You Like Hunting Near Provost?"
. . . and we heard answers from Hugh Monaghan, Matthew Monaghan, Glen Monaghan, Dale Monaghan, and Ron Fleming.
Check out the November 12 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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