The last birthday party of the year at the Drop-In was held on Dec. 14 with Violet Ducommun hosting with help from volunteers. The ten Bingo games were called by Ed Henkel, assisted by Jim Deering. Since it is a special time of year, prizes were provided to the winners a well as their neighbours on each side. Irene Diack was the winner of the blackout after which special cake was served and a photo taken of the December birthday members. Included in the photo were Phyllis Steinbach, Betty Vicker

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Getting into the Spirit of Christmas is sometimes difficult to achieve especially when sales commercials assault us from all directions. Charge cards and plastic make it far too easy to overspend. Seeing and hearing the school children perform their concerts starts getting me in the right form of mind. Mr. Vokins had his band students in top shape as they performed for an appreciative audience on Dec. 9 at the Trochu Hall. His magic wand seems to bring out the best in his musicians as indicated

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Members of the Trochu Arboretum executive hosted a most successful Christmas market Dec. 2 at the Community Centre. Many local organizations plus numerous out-of-town vendors occupied about 70 tables. Despite the fog, business was brisk throughout the afternoon. Santa's appearance was cause for much excitement for the younger fry. The local Elks provided goodies for Santa's visitors and local Lions sponsored photos with the jolly old man. Members of Tro-Val's photography class were in charge of

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I was debating with myself whether to write or not this week as news coming to my attention seems as scarce as hen's teeth. That expression really dates me and I noticed another thing. As I prepared to eat my mandarin orange this morning, I found myself smoothing out the paper it was wrapped in, a habit formed many years ago when soft toilet paper was unheard of and wrappers were better than pages of the T. Eatons catalogue. Speaking of catalogues, am I getting mixed up. We received an end of se

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