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VIDEO: Demolition Derby 2012

The Demolition Derby was a smashing good start to the Blue Heron Fair in Barrhead Friday, Aug. 10. The event was a great success, drawing an enthusiastic crowd and some rough and tough competition.
Amid the Neerlandia celebrations, a portrait of unity

Amid the Neerlandia celebrations, a portrait of unity

They are divided by nearly 100 years, but for a few tender minutes last Saturday they looked as one.
Blue-green algae advisory issued for Thunder Lake

Blue-green algae advisory issued for Thunder Lake

Attention anyone going to Thunder Lake – the water contains toxic blue-green algae that pose a health risk. Health experts have issued the following precautions: • Do not drink water from the lake. Boiling contaminated water does not remove toxins.
Helis Podnek - an Estonian who has a cowgirl spirit

Helis Podnek - an Estonian who has a cowgirl spirit

She has a wandering, searching, questing spirit. She has travelled many roads, seen several continents and explored different cultures, her artistic sensibilities stirred by extremes of sorrow and beauty.
Celebrating Neerlandia's birth

Celebrating Neerlandia's birth

They will be partying Neerlandia-style this week. There will be Bible readings and songs along with fireworks and helicopter rides. There will also be the opening of a new cemetery gate and activities marking a proud farming tradition.
Mini Mounties camp full of fun

Mini Mounties camp full of fun

They talked about Internet safety and bullying; they watched the fire department crush a car; they investigated a crime; they were this year’s Barrhead Mini Mounties.
'It's absolutely awesome!'

'It's absolutely awesome!'

“It’s absolutely awesome.” Seventy-five-year-old Mazie Moebes could barely contain her delight after news last week she never thought she would hear.
Rich Valley Fair provides wealth of family fun

Rich Valley Fair provides wealth of family fun

For Rich Valley Fair read rich family fun. Okay, it rained a fair bit on Friday night, forcing organizers to cancel the gymkhana and ranch roping, but there was still a wealth of entertainment.
Local Cooperatives buoyed by success of 'Super Saturday' celebration

Local Cooperatives buoyed by success of 'Super Saturday' celebration

As staff from local Co-operatives prepared for Saturday’s big party, they may well have experienced a few jitters.
A drive through history

A drive through history

What a 100th birthday celebration it turned out to be. From the moment a full bus left Barrhead in glorious morning sunshine, to the moment it returned to an early summer evening’s warmth, the party-going passengers ensured St.