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October 29, 2008
Now, That’s Convenience

Some people in other communities can drive through and get money out of the automated teller machine—but this looks like an added convenience for some walking down Main Street in Provost. No such luck, however as under closer examination the screen read: out of service. ©Provost News Photo.

Community to Send Large Container of Clothing for ‘Thousands’ to Use
A group of people in Provost are gathering hundreds of bags of used clothing to help people in Africa.

Dr. Stephan Malan and his wife Wilma are spearheading the effort and are arranging the collection.

Wilma says that Candy Cane Lane which had been crowded with clothing recently has been “cleaned out” of good clothing for the planned shipment.

There are approximately 200 bags collected by them and other volunteers including students that are being stored in a garage near the hospital.

Dr. Malan is arranging for a large shipping container to hold all the clothing once they get 400 bags of clothing and then have it sent from Edmonton to an ocean port and put on a boat to South Africa.

Wilma says that the work being done by Candy Cane Lane is “unbelievable” . . . “my work is nothing compared to what they do” collecting and sorting out clothing.

The clothing is an interdenominational project but will be sent from the Lutheran Church here to a Dutch Reform Church in Pretoria, South Africa to help get the shipment through border crossings easier.

Their daughter Anlie who has been doing missionary work with Operation Mobilization (an international group that has a branch in Toronto) saw a need for helping when she returned overseas. Among other duties she went to an orphanage to visit children and when she returned to Provost helped organize a toy drive at the Central Lutheran Church (see PN Aug. 27). Toys and teddy bears will be included with the clothing shipment container, but the Malans say that what really is needed now is more clothing to send.

An estimated 170 more bags should be showing up in the storage garage soon.

“I trust them” Dr. Malan says of the 100 missionaries that will be in charge of the clothing distribution . . . “the clothes will go where they’re needed.”

Rest of story in October 29 edition of The Provost News.
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Crash Takes Life of Man
One man died in a two vehicle crash on Highway 600 approximately three kilometers southwest of Provost on Wednesday, October 22.

Provost RCMP were called to the scene following a head on collision that occurred at approximately 6 p.m. between a semi tractor trailer unit and a small SUV.

Full story in October 29 edition of The Provost News.
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Taekwondo Students Compete With Western Canadian Reps.
Full story in October 29 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "Is There Enough Civility and Common Courtesy in Society?"
. . . and we heard answers from Roxy Reinhart, Laurie Letain, Dan Bonnefoy, Joeleen Hofer, and Debbie Harlow.
Check out the October 29 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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