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Morinville News

Santa Store looking at greater need this season

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store opened Wednesday for another season of helping struggling families put a smile on their children’s faces come Christmas morning. But if early numbers are any indication, the charitable initiative is going to need as much help as it can get this season to make Christmas special for local families who otherwise would have none… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Editorial: A tale of two Christmas lists

Christmas is coming and Sarah and Tim both have their lists to make. Tim, being eight, has a list not unlike many boys his age. It’s the list of items he is hoping Santa will give him the OK on and drop down his chimney Christmas Eve. Sarah, being 32, a single mom and working two part time jobs, has a different kind… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Community groups looking to help those in need

Mr. Editor:

As we head into the holiday season, most families will celebrate and enjoy Christmas but there are individuals and families in the Morinville area that are struggling to make ends meet. Just one layoff or injury is all it takes to cause a family despair at this time of year… […]

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Local News

Record Year for Santa Store Charity Auction

By Lucie Roy

Morinville – The total raised at the 14th Annual Santa Store Charity Auction was $20,003 and counting Saturday night. Linda Krauskopf, one of the directors of the Midstream Support Society, said as people were paying for their purchases some were donating additional money to the cause. Early in the payment process, they were at $20,103.00 and others were still lined up at the cashier’s table… […]

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Local News

Work on Santa Store begins early for volunteers

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – One could argue not even Santa’s elves have the work ethic of volunteers who work to make the annual Midstream Support Society’s Santa Store a success. As the store is laying the groundwork necessary for the store to open for a 14th year of assisting local families in need to provide one major and one minor gift for their children at Christmas time, volunteers have already begun hitting the pavement looking for assistance with the cause… […]

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Local News

Santa Store helps put a smile on children’s faces

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Midstream Support Society volunteers are busy this week getting their annual Santa Store ready to open Wednesday. The store, located in the Community Corner Drop In on 101 Street, provides parents who are struggling to find a way to provide their children with Christmas gifts a way to do so.

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Local News

Talk about the towns

Money for Morinville
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock MLA Ken Kowalski announced Monday Morinville will be receiving just shy of an additional $90,000 from the province.

The Rotary Club of Morinville is set to receive … […]

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Local News

Summer barbecue season results in Christmas joy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Anyone who has passed through the doors of the Morinville Home Hardware store on a Friday this summer has likely encountered the tempting aroma of barbequed goodies being offered right outside the door. Burgers and dogs, bread and bacon wrapped shrimp have all been on the lunchtime … […]

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Schools and youth

Midstream and MCHS launch lunch program

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – Mugging for the camera over a container of freshly-baked cookies in the MCHS cafeteria was a light-hearted way to kick off the solution to a serious problem – many Morinville students are going to school without a lunch.

Representatives of the Morinville Midstream Support Society went to the high school Wednesday afternoon to present Sherry Wiley with a cheque for $6,000, money the coordinator of a new school lunch program to be run out … […]