Bottle drive a success
Ecole Georges H. Primeau Middle School Principal Allan Menduk was singing his student’s praises last week. “We are very proud to report that the students raised $3,257.05 in their bottle collection drive over the past week,” he told Morinville News. The funds were raised to support those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Happy fifth anniversary
In business, five years is an important milestone. Neighbor’s Vitamin Shop / Moinville Health Foods celebrates their fifth year in Morinville this week. Not only have they provided a great selection of products for their customers, they have been active in being a part of the community they serve. Be sure to look them up on Facebook and Twitter. They provide some great information.

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The birds and the bees

Above: A pair of sparrows head from their fence perch to a bird feeder.

Below: A couple of honey bees work on a lilac bush.

– Stephen Dafoe Photos

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Students take to the track and field

Track and Field meets were held fo many Morinville students last week. Morinville Public School played host to a Grade 4-6 Track ad Field event Tuesday, as did Morinville Community High School for Primeau Grade 7 and 8 students, and MCHS Grade 9 students. Georges H. Primeau held an event for their Grade 5 and 6 students Thursday.

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Georges H. Primeau Grade 8 student Jordan Olthuis does the high jump.

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Morinville Public School Grade 5 student Paul Tolsma does the long jump.

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Primeau Grade 7 student Kevin Hessell puts some muscle behind his shot put shot.

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MCHS Grade 9 student Shakira Hall does the high jump.

– Stephen Dafoe Photos

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Loki Dokey

Library employee Margaret Meetsma takes Loki, the library’s resident chameleon, out for a visit on Thursday morning.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Live art show

Artist and sculptor Naji Matta performed a live art show at the Morinville Community Library Thursday afternoon, transforming two blocks of clay into a detailed bust. Matta holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and has more than 30 years of experience in the field.

– Stephen Dafoe Photo

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Wildrose

Jeanne Hudson sent us this photo of her Alberta Roses being pollinated by honeybees.

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