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August 11, 2010
Meagan Ibach of the Provost Piranhas Swim Club moves quickly underwater before getting ready to bring her head up and take another breath during regional competitions in town on Sunday morning. The Piranhas was the top performing club at this year’s event. Top swimmers from the weekend event now advance to provincial finals this weekend. More photos inside. ©Provost News Photo.

Hughenden Woman Named Provincial Volunteer Citizen of Year
Tammy Sather of Hughenden is being honoured with the 2010 Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award. Her dedication to a long list of community organizations includes voluntarily operating a blood pressure and diabetes screening clinic and using her expertise as a trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to donate her time to medical and rescue calls with the local fire, rescue and ambulance services.

Now in its sixth year, the award is sponsored jointly by Direct Energy and the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association (AWNA). Nominations for the award were solicited from more than 100 Alberta communities.

“Tammy Sather’s remarkable commitment to helping others made her an obvious choice for this year's Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award," says Tanis Kozak, Direct Energy's vice-president and general manager, Canada. “Tammy’s unwavering dedication to her community is a true inspiration.”

Sather is deeply involved with the Hughenden Firefighters Association and is responsible for raising much of the funds for keeping the organization alive, including supplies, equipment, and rescue units, since she joined 13 years ago. After taking a fellow volunteer firefighter's blood pressure to ease a patient's anxiety at a rescue call, she discovered his blood pressure was abnormally high. She wondered how many others in her community had undetected medical conditions and single-handedly spearheaded the launch and operation of a blood pressure and diabetes screening clinic in her community.

“I feel very honoured to be recognized; but for everything I do, there are so many other people volunteering alongside me, and I wouldn't have been able to accomplish this without all their hard work” says Sather. “I’m fortunate that I can also involve my children in so much of my volunteering, allowing me to spend time with them while contributing to my community.”

The mother of three children still finds time to volunteer literally thousands of hours with a long list of other community organizations including organizing and collecting over 150 Operation Christmas Child boxes each year, over nine years of service with the Parent Advisory Council including two years as president, president of the Council of Friends of Hughenden Public School, volunteer positions with Hughenden Figure Skating Club, Hughenden Minor Hockey, Hughenden Ag. Society, Czar Ambulance and regular volunteering at various fundraising and community events.

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Cadogan Nitehawks Win National Baseball Title
Submitted by Bobbi Usselman
The Cadogan Nitehawks have won the 2010 Canadian National 35 and over men’s baseball championship at Burnaby, British Columbia.

Throughout the year, getting to this point was not an easy one, as injuries and work commitments definitely ran a toll on the Nitehawks. As well, Nitehawk pitching staff had to be bolstered, as pitchers in the 35+ division can only pitch to six outs per game, with the last pitcher on the mound being able to see nine outs.

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New Superintendent of Public Works, Utilities
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "What Made the 1960s Memorable? Asked at Daytona Beach’s “Hippie Fest” in Florida"
. . . and we heard answers from Bill Welch, Robin Spencer, Steve Smith and Carol Hall. Check out the August 11 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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