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Grandpa schools family at DVSS

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A number of the Wood and Gill family walk the halls at Drumheller Valley Secondary School after Dave Wood, a teacher there for 33 years, returned this semester as a substitute.

He joins his daughter Angie Wood-Gill, a sciences teacher, and Angie’s children Jaxon and Randi, Grades 8 and 10, making school a somewhat family affair.

“I guess it’s different,” Randi said when asked what it’s like being in a family full of teachers. “You’re always monitored at school and at home.”

Dave says he’s been enjoying his time back in the school but in a different capacity. He worked his way into the associate principal role at the school before retiring.

“It’s good to be back and to have a light at the end of the tunnel,” he laughs. “I’m pretty familiar with the place.”

The Wood family has a number of teachers in it, but both Randi and Jaxson said they don’t have any interest in continuing the tradition just yet.

New dino statues coming this spring

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After a minor extinction event this summer that saw three of Drumheller’s iconic dinosaur statues perish, there will be some fresh prehistoric faces around the valley when the DinoArts Association installs new statues this spring.

While a van demolished the dinosaur in front of the post office and two others suffered a mysterious fate after they were found toppled this summer, plans were set in place by the DinoArts committee to replace the fallen Drumheller icons.

“They’re a little bit cartoony, not nearly as scientific, but they are meant to be fun and appealing to any age so we wanted to make them friendly,” says DinoArts’ Marley Henneigh.

The dinosaurs will be made from a cement-like material similar to the older style dinosaurs, as opposed to the Line-X material used for some of the recent dinosaurs populating downtown.

“It’ll match the ones which were from the original Prehistoric Park. DinoArts will be doing the painting which will really bring them to life,” says Dinosaur Valley Studios’ Frank Hadfield, whose East Coulee company offered an economical rate to the association for the work.

The new dinos will be placed at the post office while the two others will be placed at ‘surprise locations’ once arrangements are made for the association’s desired locations. Funds were raised over the last few months, specifically through the pieing contest held this fall.

Drumheller District 4-H Council 2018/19 year begins

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The Drumheller District 4-H Council picked up it’s 2018-2019 year on November 19 with its first meeting taking place at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller.

The meeting held was a supper meeting, with pizza served by Pizza 249. The district held its annual elections at the meeting, and Vannessa Richmond was elected as president, with Brady Mappin as president elect. Emilya Wright was elected as secretary, and Carson Morlock was elected treasurer. Kirby Larsen was elected as historian, with Kenton McNaughton elected as district reporter. Danielle Varga was elected as key member, with Melanie Nelson as key leader, and Koren McDougald as key leader-elect.

The council also discussed events for the 2018-19 year. The District Christmas Party was held on Saturday, December 15 from 1-4 p.m. at Sandstone Lanes in Drumheller. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon bowling and the snacks and pizza afterwards. The District Council held its next meeting December 17 at 7 p.m. again at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller. At this meeting we started planning for our District Learning/Fun Day that will be held on January 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Morrin School.

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