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October 27, 2010
This red squirrel scampers up an evergreen tree, looking for a safe place to store its large caches of snacks like seeds, nuts, dried mushrooms, conifer cones or fruits—along with other goodies for nibbling later. Unlike some other squirrels, red ones do not hibernate but do sleep a lot in winter. More pictures in this week's edition of this critter and of a beaver—also busy preparing for fall and winter conditions. ©Provost News Photo.
Old Arena: ‘Tear it Down; Operate With Natural Ice;
Rent Building Out’—Among Survey Suggestions
Provost residents were invited when they went to vote in this year’s election—what they would like done with the old arena.

There was an option of choosing one of 21 suggestions that the Town of Provost had put forward on paper with instructions to mark only one preference. If more than one preference was made the form was discarded. Seven surveys were spoiled. Some comments were also recorded.

The new town council and mayor will now study the 264 surveys before making a decision about the fate of the building.

The top five suggestions garnering the most interest by the 264 people who expressed an opinion included:

• “Tear down and rezone for single and or multi-family residential lots” (106 “votes”).

• “Leave as a second arena possible with natural ice and in use in place of or in addition to the existing outdoor arena” (48).

• Operate as a rental facility for events or as a sound stage ” (43).

• “Sell for a private business ” (34).

• “Develop into an indoor RV park.” (9).

Comments included: “Make more living quarters like Crestwood area; Seniors’ housing; Preferably senior/handicap condos, given access to downtown, etc.; Make it into a seniors’ manor close to downtown (each senior has its own unit self-contained); Include green space/park; Also develop part of it for green space park; Why did we build the new one?”

Complete story in October 27 edition of The Provost News.
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Cash Crunch Felt by Benevolent Group
A shortage of cash is forcing the Provost and Area Ministerial Association to stop—at least for now—one of its giving activities in the community.

The inter-denominational group, made up of five clergy and one person (who does not have priestly responsibilities) are struggling to continue to provide vouchers for people with little purchasing power to take home items like meat and diapers from local stores.

Special section in October 27 edition of The Provost News.
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Fewer Than One Third Cast Ballots in Town Vote
Complete story in October 27 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "Why Should a Dog Park be Established Here?"
. . . and we heard answers from Allie Gosse, Gladys Murphy, Sybil Akre and Tanya Gosse.. Check out the October 27 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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