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January 5, 2011
Who will
be the First BABY Born at Provost in 2011?

Why, It’s Little
Aurora Peyton Bowey
. . . born on Sunday, January 2 at 12:10 a.m., shown (above) with her mother Treena. Baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces and is the fifth child for Treena and husband Edwin who live nine miles from Senlac, Sask. The couple now have two boys and three girls. ©Provost News Photo.
Summary of Births, Deaths and Marriages
For the 80th consecutive year, The Provost News has compiled a summary of vital statistics of births, deaths, marriages and anniversaries as recorded in its just-completed year.
Anthony Watchel, 76, at Lethbridge on December 5, 2009.
Emma Flad, 78, at Medicine Hat on December 20, 2009.
Pauline Paré, 81, at Provost on December 31, 2009.
Ellen Schug, 72, at St. Albert on December 31, 2009.
James Colp, 83, at Wainwright on December 8, 2009.
Florence Karlson, 84, on December 28, 2009.
Cindy Edwards, 53, at Provost on January 2.
Mary Paul, 90, on January 3.
Norbert Beier, 70, at Compeer on January 13.
Philip Hochhausen, 79, at Sherwood Park on January 20.
Wallace Christensen, 79, on January 15.
Ross Dean, 67, at Wainwright on January 18.
Emmanuel Schechtel, 97, at Provost on January 30.
Clara Lakevold, 91, at Penticton, B.C. on January 9.
Robert Green, 82, at Provost on February 3.
Corinne Peckham, 34, at Macklin on February 10.
Kathleen Clark, 85, at Killam on February 9.
Margaret Mielke, 92, at Provost on February 24.
Mary Oberst, 92, at Provost on February 25.
Dr. John Hnatuik, 77, at Camrose on February 25.
Eva Frocklage, 90, at Macklin on February 26.
Ruth Peckham, 92, at Kerrobert, Sask. on March 6.
Wilfred Gartner, 69, at Provost, on March 8.
Roy Burke, 83, at St. Louis, Missouri on March 8.
Anna Weinkauf, 84, at Sherwood Park on March 10.
Muriel Herron, 85, at Provost on March 14.
Anna Marie Heck.
Pearl Christensen, 88, at Provost on March 21.
Howard Cumby, 55, at Provost on March 17.
Mary Feser, 88, at Brooks on March 20.
Florence Gamache, 87, on March 14.
Delbert MacLean, 87, at Calgary on March 17.
Katherine Sieben, 93, at Provost on March 23.
Julianna Scheck, 53, at Edmonton on March 29.
Ambrose Stang, 72, at Edmonton on March 29.
Hilda Kreiser, 82, at Provost on April 2.
Adam Reichert, 85, at Macklin on April 11.
Shirley Penman, 75, at Cochrane on April 13.
Ambrose Skinner, 89, at Provost on April 14.
George Windham, 90, at Provost on April 19.
Mary Repchuk, 91, at Provost on April 19.
Eric Penney, 71, at Saskatoon on April 26.
Leona Kjos, 91, at Provost on May 8.
Edgar Mason, 92, at Provost on May 16.
John Hauck, 88, at Provost on May 17.
Anastasia Denneus, 50 at Prince Albert on May 19.
Eugenie Dalrymple, 96, at Provost on May 29.
Gordon Lothian, 82, at Provost on May 26.

Complete summary in January 5 edition of The Provost News.
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Fata Morgana Re-appears Near Town
A mirage re-appeared again southwest over Provost on Boxing Day 2010. There are hills in the distance but these have been enlongated and distorted by a natural—but unusual phenomenon. Mirages result when light rays are refracted and curved by passage between air layers of different density and temperature. The ideal example is the ‘hot road’ or inferior mirage where the miraged view is inverted and beneath the ‘real’ one. The image (in this week's paper) of the mirage of the shallow distant hills is above the real object and takes the form of fantastical towering cliffs. It is an extreme and complicated variant of a superior mirage and called a “Fata Morgana” after the fabled Morgana, enchantress half-sister of King Arthur. The Morgana needs a temperature inversion, warmer air above cooler, with temperature gradients in parts increasing strongly with height. Then, several rays from a relatively low lying object or even the ground are all curved towards the eye giving the impression that the object is smeared upwards into a cliff. In reality the Morgana is more complicated with parts inverted and stepped. The temperature inversions making them are not simple and may also have waves that cause different mirage sections to vary in height. Although the Morgana might be seen anywhere it mostly occurs during very cold weather or in Arctic regions where heavy frigid air overlays the ground. This picture (shown in this week's paper) was taken December 26 when the temperature was just above freezing—following several cold days. Other images similar—but not as good as this one have appeared in The News over recent years. ©Provost News Photo.

Complete summary of events in January 5 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask: "What Are You Hoping for in the New Year?"
. . . and we heard answers from Gaylene Paulgaard, Skye Chopek, Larry Heck and Megan Young. Check out the January 5 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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