Talk about the towns

Former Morinville Jets Matt Lamer receives a $500 Scholarship from Servus Credit Union branch Manager Kevin Wunsch during Sunday’s Jets’ game. See details below. From left: Matt Lamer, Kevin Wunsch, Roland Blackburn.

By Étienne Thevou

With all that campaigning and voting stuff over Monday night when the polls close, people can start getting back to hearing about what else is going on in the communities.

From left: Aaron Baumbartner, Kevin Wunsch, Roland Blackburn.

Scholarships on ice
A former and current Morinville Jet received $500 each Sunday afternoon from Servus Credit Union Branch Manager Kevin Wunsch. The cheques were part of an annual scholarship program the local credit union has put in place for Jets who are furthering their education. The two recipients were selected after filling out an application and submitting essays on their community involvement and educational pursuits. The scholarships presented were for the 2009/2010 season and the recipients were former Jet Ben Lamer and current Jet Aaron Baumgartner. Servus Credit Union has committed to running the program for at least three years.

Servus celebrates anniversary
And speaking of Servus Credit Union, the local financial institution will be celebrating 70 years of service in Alberta Oct. 21 during business hours. Branch Manager Kevin Wunsch said the board room will be open for people to view some items from Servus’ 70-year history and to enjoy some refreshments to help them celebrate it. A cake cutting will take place at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Chamber Gala Awards
The Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 3rd Annual Gala Night Oct. 21 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The chamber is going with a casino theme this year, complete with a funny money casino and door prizes. Tickets for the event are $40 per person and available from the Chamber Office.

ADVERTISEMENT nominated for Chamber award is one of a number of businesses to be nominated for one of the Chamber’s business awards this year. Other nominees are as follows: Aesthetics By Sabah, Alliance Pipeline, Big Al’s Custom Hauling and Landscaping, Big Brothers Big Sisters – Morinville and Legal, BLAHK Consulting, Bodyshop Fitness Facility, Cardiff Golf Club, Career Employment Counselling Services, Coach’s Corner, Constantin Electric, Crackmasters Morinville, Don’s Steak and Seafood Bistro, Entheos Wellness Center, Escape Travel, Highstreet Interiors / Home Furniture, Honourable Ken Kowalski, Hunters Print and Copy, Infinite Event Services, Investors Group, J’Lynn Esthetics, JDR Insurance, JM Turner Goldsmith, Jurassic Forest, Kanga and Roos Childcare Center, Morinville Auto Body, Morinville Auto Parts – Home Hardware – Bumper to Bumper, Morinville Blind Design, Morinville Business Center – ATB Financial – H&R Block, Morinville Christian Fellowship, Morinville Free Press, Morinville Municipal Seed Cleaning Co-op, Morinville Parish Hall, Morinville Public Library, Morinville Seniors’ Rendez-vous Centre, Morinville Shell, Morinville Veterinary Clinic, Morinville Vision Care, Movie Time, New Beginnings Church and Internet Café, Northern Gateway Pipelines – Enbridge, Outhouse Plumbing and Heating, Quinn’s Plumbing and Heating, Servus Credit Union, Shelemey Financial, Sobeys, Subway Sandwiches and Salads, Technical Automotives, The Flower Stop, Tim Hortons, Total RV Servicing, TRK Construction and Labour Service Inc., Vintage Petals Teahouse, VR Business Sales Acquisitions and Mergers, Wagging Tails Pet Resort, White Wall Photography.

See later this week for this year’s winners.

Swearing In
For those of you who haven’t had your fill of municipal politics, the Honourable Ken Kowalski, speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA, will be swearing in Morinville’s new council Friday Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. The swearing in will be followed by an open house and council’s organizational meeting, where they will choose committee representatives and other housekeeping details. The event takes place in Council Chambers at St. Germain Plaza (10125 – 100 Avenue).

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