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Morgan Jayne Project continues shipping formula

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    The Morgan Jayne Project continues its service as it just shipped 306 cans of infant formula to the Roatan at a time when it is needed most.
    The original goal of the program, when initiated by Fred Makowecki, was to supply infant formula to children at risk of contracting HIV and AIDS from their mothers through breast milk. It has been successful in saving hundreds of babies. While the project has expanded to help construct the Morgan Jayne Infant Care Centre and provide Christmas wishes to hundreds of children, its bread and butter remains providing formula.
 Volunteers packed up the formula with help of the local post office, and on Friday June 4, they were shipped out. The 306 cans have a value of about $8,000. Local donors came up with funds to ship the cans.
    Makowecki said the need in the Roatan has been growing. Because of the global recession the tourism industry on the island, which employs many balancing on the edge of poverty, has come to a stand still. Political upheaval has also taken a toll. Recently the Morgan Jayne Infant Care Centre saw a child die from starvation mere moments after birth.
    Makowecki is grateful for the support, including the post office. He explains the project was able to cut down its freight charges by a third simply by the help it received from the post office to package the shipment efficiently.
    The shipment is destined for Florida, where it will be held before it is sent to Roatan.

New garbage carts distribution to start June 21 in Drumheller

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    They are big, come with wheels and are charcoal grey, and will be delivered to your doorstep soon.
    From June 21, new garbage carts will be distributed to Drumheller residents in preparation for the new automated waste collection, expected to go live the first week of July.
    As well as improving waste collection efficiency and reducing worker compensation costs, this new system is said to be a cleaner, safer and more economically viable one.
    An automatic system also provides a safer and less physically demanding work environment for collectors.
    With the carts, residents will receive a hand delivered information pack explaining the new process in detail and particularly showing the correct placement for the carts.
    As the pickup system will be automated, carts need to have a one meter (3 ft) clearance on both sides and at least half a metre (1.6 ft) clearance at the back and should be placed at the usual area on the current collection day.
    Carts will be free of charge and are the property of the Town of Drumheller.
    They are fitted with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, which will help identify them and log their collections, although the appropriate reading equipment has not been finalized yet.
    Residents will be responsible for the replacement cost of $100 if they are damaged or lost through the result of negligence. To prevent loss or damage, residents are advised to store the carts on their property at the end of the collection day and to make a note of the serial number found on the carts. Replacement parts, such as wheels or lid, can be obtained from the Town of Drumheller. 
    Collection days and pick up locations will remain the same, and carts will need to be wheeled out by 7 a.m.
    Delivery of the new carts is expected to be completed by the end of June and residents are advised to contact the Town of Drumheller if they are still without carts by then.
    During the distribution process, residents will get the opportunity to discuss any accessibility issues, and further information can be found on the town’s website www.dinosaurvalley.com or by contacting 403-823-1358.

Slick new Apple iPad could be yours

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    You’ve no doubt heard of Apple’s latest evolution of its trendsetting iPod/iPad technology. This month, the slim web-cruising iPad has been released and The Drumheller Mail and inSide Drumheller are offering a contest to readers for a chance to delve into our reports and tweets in fashion.
    One new Apple iPad, a solely touch-controlled computer, will be given to a reader who has completed three simple steps: signed up for our email newsletter at www.drumhellermail.com, followed us on social network site Twitter (twitter.com/drumhellermail), and has “liked” our Facebook community page (facebook.com/drumhellermail).
    Contestants will then send an email to us at news@drumhellermail.com containing the email address registered to our newsletter, their Twitter username, and their name as it appears on Facebook. Contestants will also be asked to provide a phone number so the winner can be contacted.
    Anyone who completes our criteria will be entered into a draw where the winner will be randomly selected.
    The contest opens on Thursday, July 1 and runs until Friday, August 27, when the winner will be contacted and given a new 16 GB wi-fi Apple iPad.
    Apple’s iPad is a revolutionary new product that may change the way people view the internet, get their daily news, and keep in touch with friends anywhere.
    The lightweight yet powerful media tool allows users to do nearly anything on the web with the touch of a button, and just like its little brother iPhone, is a haven for unique and innovative applications.
    To get started, follow us online at drumhellermail.com, Twitter and Facebook, and watch these feeds for upcoming details on this exciting contest.

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