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December 22, 2010
Photo above shows some of the work that had been taking place recently at Provost Central Lutheran Church. A giant stained glass project is now complete and this shows some of the work that was being done on scaffolding. ©Provost News Photos.
Editor’s 2010 Christmas Wish List
• That this province stop spending more money that it takes in.
• Warmer winters.
• More building permits for the town.
• Young and old cowboys continuing in their winning ways.
• A little more snow for the snowmobilers.
• Less oil sands bashing especially by those who have never been there.
• More support for local merchants.
• The men’s basketball club to win their own invitational tournament.
• A successful full-length Hollywood movie shot here.
• More immigrants to be welcomed in the community.
• No Dutch elm disease to be discovered on our valuable trees here.
• The discovery of what caused that explosion at an old farmhouse northwest of Ribstone.
• Continued vigilance to keep rats out of the province.
• More physicians.
• For residents to install carbon monoxide detectors in their house or apartment.
• A fixed election date in Alberta.
• A thank you to all associated with the Communities in Bloom for making everyone look better.
• Continued success to the Kinsmen Club.
• Less abuse of the Freedom of Information Act that is sometimes used to actually hide information.
• That no sales tax be considered here—even if those advocating it volunteer to come and administer it during business hours on a daily basis.
• A few dozen more shade trees planted to add to the ones already recently installed.
• No more dips in the hot tub for The News camera—or the guy holding it.
• A trip here by our premier to talk about rural development in east central Alberta.
• A spectacular aurora borealis display—and that everyone gets to actually see it.
• Some sort of town and M.D. wide annual supper and recognition evening at the hall for all community volunteers.
• Success to Battle River Implements in their new building.
• A lump of high sulphur coal for vandals and litterbugs including those who discard animal parts in ditches.
• An improved Provost News as it moves into its 101st year of publishing.
• A trip for you to rustic Tuktoyaktuk in the vast NWT situated right beside the Beaufort Sea.
• More outstanding true stories like “Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?”
• An end to corruption, fraud and scams.
• The return of a 75 million year old dinosaur fossil that was found here back in 1936.
• Time for rest, reading—and quiet thought.
• A giant water slide at the pool.
• A cool yule and a smart start.
• Joy over the birth of Christ over two millenniums ago.

Complete wish list in December 22 edition of The Provost News.
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Summary of Events From The Provost News Presented for 80th Consecutive Year
For the 80th consecutive year, The Provost News presents a summary of events as taken from the just finished calendar year. These events are recorded from the 2010 pages and are a reflection of you—your community—or beyond.

It’s history now:

January 6, 2010
Snowmobilers are likely a little happier as there is at least some more snow to use.
An ATM unit was damaged during a theft at the Provost Motor Inn but no money was reported missing.
Town of Provost council has appointed two members, reappointed three members and accepted one resignation to the Provost Municipal Library Board.
RCMP are advising residents to lock their vehicles and residences when left unattended and at night as there have been a large number of thefts.
Amisk 4-H Club has three new members bringing the total to nine.
Hughenden Public School PE 30 class met with Edmonton Oilers' trainer Chris Davies to learn what his job entailed and watched two teams practice skate during a field trip.

January 13
Town of Provost has switched an estimated 100 water meters to a new system that uses radio waves to quickly scan how much water was used and send it to a laptop computer operated by town staff making rounds nearby in a vehicle.
First baby born at Provost hospital was William Landon Kelts on January 5.
Town of Provost had a 93 percent increase in building permits issued in 2009 as compared to 2008—MD had residential permits increase while commercial fell.

Complete summary of events in December 22 edition of The Provost News.
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M.D. 52 Works on Wind Policy Planning
Complete story in December 22 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "What Do You Want for Christmas?"
. . . and we heard answers from Kayden Brenton, Lauren Nyberg, Reid Manning and Autumn Varty. Check out the December 22 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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