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Relay raises $250,000 for fight against cancer

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It is obvious once again that Relay For Life is contagious as the totals for this year’s event hits a quarter of a million dollars.

After a wildly successful inaugural Relay For Life in Drumheller last year, organizers were modest in their goals and projections. They were astounded to find this year they raised $250,000 and counting.

“I thought if we raised between $150,000 and $200,000 that would be spectacular,” said event chair Merridy Martin “When you consider $250,000 with 400 participants compared to $430,000 with almost 1,000 participants (last year’s numbers), I think we did pretty darn good.”


Rural parents plea for schools

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Golden Hills amends East Wheatland plan, reworks closure policy

 

It was a victory for rural school children in Golden Hills School Division, as their fate was put in the hands of their nine trustees at the Golden Hills trustees regular meeting on Monday, June 16.

A compromise for a proposed stand alone centralized school in East Wheatland was established. As well, a proposed policy making it easier for schools to be put under review for closure was sent back to the policy committee for re-development. The original proposals were critiqued by the possibly affected rural communities as potential cost cutting measures would only hurt their children.

Relay For Life arrives Friday

Last minute preparations are being made as the second annual Relay For Life is set to go this weekend, Friday, June 13 at DCHS.The organizing committee is looking to make this year an unforgettable event for all those who attend and participate.It all begins at 7 p.m. with the opening ceremonies. Relayers will want to be there much earlier to set up camp and get prepared for the marathon evening of fun, camaraderie and remembrance.

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