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Hussar 4-H brings Christmas spirit to village

    The Hussar 4-H Club held their Christmas meeting and party December 12 at the Curling Club.  They started off with a delicious pot luck supper – with lots of leftovers too.   Outside they all went to hang a few Christmas lights on the trees in front of the arena and found out a few strings of lights just don’t go that far. Thanks for bringing a bit of Christmas spirit to the Village. A quick business meeting with hot chocolate was in order which was followed by a Chinese gift exchange.  The huge bag of candy proved to be the ‘hot’ item of the day.
    The Club decided they would like to spend some of their hard earned money and shop for a few needy families in the Wheatland area as their Christmas contribution.  On Monday, December 19 a group of 4-H members shopped for one family in Strathmore and another group of members shopped for another family in Drumheller after school.  These gifts were then taken to the Wheatland Crisis Center.  Many thanks to the 4H members for thinking of others in need at this time of year.
     The photo is of the Strathmore bunch shopping and the pile of gifts the 4-H Club donated to the Crisis Shelter.

PBI offers third party support for alleged victims of abuse

    President of Prairie Bible Institute (PBI) Mark Maxwell says the school is in contact with a third party  to act as a venue for these who may have allegations of abuse.
    Earlier this year allegations of abuse at PBI arose. President  Maxwell gave an update to  constituents  on December 16.
    “When allegations of abuse surfaced earlier this fall, we made every effort to respond appropriately and keep our friends reasonably informed. This has included pledging our full cooperation with the RCMP and making ourselves directly available to any who wish to share their experiences with us, no matter how difficult. We sincerely want those who may have been injured to feel loved and welcomed, but most importantly, to find the reconciliation, healing and justice appropriate to each situation,” states his letter.
    So far according to a Calgary Herald report, three allegations have been brought forward to the RCMP, these include the allegations of Linda Fossen, who came forward with her story of abuse by the hand of her father, while he was involved at the institution.
    The letter says they are offering three ways for those who wish to come forward. It says alumni of the school is offering support to alleged victims. The letter also reaffirms its cooperation with the RCMP and is supportive of those who wish to go forward to the police.
    PBI has also been in contact with what it considers an independent third party.
    “We have been in contact with Centre Street Church in Calgary, a prominent Canadian church with professional counsellors on staff.  This church is not conflicted by virtue of any relationship with Prairie.  Centre Street offers a safe and secure place for injured people to be heard and given professional advice on steps to move forward, including directing individuals to the appropriate authorities, referring them for additional counselling or bringing them to the appropriate parties at Prairie,” states the letter.


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