Acme Terry Fox Run marks 30th year

The Village of Acme had a total of 94 participants at this year’s 30th anniversary Terry Fox Run in Acme, which is also the number of years Jane Allan has been its organizer. In the past 29 years, the Terry Fox Provincial Office records show that Acme has raised $150,000, and on this 30th anniversary they raised another $4,550.00, which included all pledges, donations collected, and online fundraising. Participants this year were residents of Acme, Linden, Beiseker, Irricana, Carstairs, A

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Linden/Acme Food Grains Project raises over $121,000

It was another successful year for the Linden/Acme Food Grains Project as they held their 15th annual Food Grains harvest supper and silent auction.

The wheat crop was harvested by the 28th of August bringing in 54 bushels an acre of #1 high protein, earning $121,600 for the 435 tonne/16,000 bushel crop. “Given the season,” said Earl Jeninga, Coordinator, “this was better than expected. Hail was not an issue this year.”

Earl explained that there were 10 combines, six sup

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Balkwill Pharmacy changes hands

Trochu’s Balkwill Pharmacy has recently changed owners from Isabel Whyte to Brandon Wagstaff and Shane Wagstaff. Brandon as the pharmacist and Shane is the accountant. The changing of hands officially occurred on Feb. 1, 2018, but Brandon still had to finish school.

Brandon Wagstaff graduated from the University of Alberta in the spring with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. After his graduation, he did 100 intern hours at Peters Pharmacy, in Three Hills.

“I’m excited to be d

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Harvest for Kids Fundraiser a great success

The first annual Harvest for Kids to be held in Alberta was considered a great success.

Held on a farm just two miles north of Three Hills, on Saturday, September 8, it saw 16 combines arrive to harvest 120 acres of wheat, which, when turned into cash, will mean that 10,000 children will be able to attend camp. The crop of Brandon wheat yielded 65 bushels per acre.

Under the auspices of Children’s Camps International, currently partnering in six countries - India, Cambodia, Kenya, Fiji, B

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