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Everyone's Irish on St. Paddy's Day

osheas-stpaddys.jpgStaff at O'Shea's Irish Eatery and Ale House were preparing for St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, serving up green pints of beer for the widely celebrated Irish holiday. St. Paddy's Day is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (circa AD 385–461), one of the patron saints of Ireland, and is generally celebrated on March 17. Irish or not, people joined festivities and events across the country. O'Shea's staff pictured (l-r): Godwin Panlaquin, Joe Santos, Kevin Cameron, Gwen Leitch, Nicole Zimmerman, Joe Browning, Tammy Taylor, Andro Ambrose, and Mandy Coles.

Hillview Lodge opens doors to new residents

dsc_0121.jpg “Nice and bright, I’m excited,” new Hillview Lodge resident Angie Gieck told The Mail last week as she was packing up her belongings getting ready to move to the new 8.8 million dollar senior care lodge on Riverside Drive in Drumheller. Mrs. Gieck and many of her fellow residents of the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation moved into the recently completed 36 room facility on St. Patrick’s Day. Officially designated as a Designated Supportive Living Residence (DSL), it is designed to provide assisted care for seniors who require both “scheduled and unscheduled needs”, according to Janet Senior, Chief Administrative Officer, of the complex.

Starland, villages partner to deliver FCSS programs

Starland County, in conjunction with the villages of Morrin, Munson and Delia are looking at a new way to deliver Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) programs. The county receives provincial funding to deliver programming, and in previous years they have used it to fund programs through the Prairie Land Regional School Division. “Ever since we got into FCSS, we have given all of our funding allocation to Prairie Land for operating the community resource worker program,” said Starland CAO Ross Rawlusyk. “They run a fairly large regional program with resource workers in Hanna and Consort for example, and there is no consistency on who pays in to it.”

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