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Tracey Richmire loves Christmas and has been decorating her Lacombe home since September. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe resident hopes to raise money for the food bank with festive home

Tracey Richmire’s family describes her home as a ‘winter wonderland’

Friends and family tied balloons and streamers to their vehicles to show their support for Tenny Corkery’s 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney

Community celebrates long-time Lacombe resident’s 90th birthday

Tenny Corkery sat in her car while friends and family drove by wishing her a happy birthday

Friends and family tied balloons and streamers to their vehicles to show their support for Tenny Corkery’s 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney
A masked attendee lays their poppy on the Lacombe Cenotaph at the end of the service. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe remembers fallen soldiers at outdoor ceremony

The service was originally closed to the public but was reopened on Wednesday morning.

A masked attendee lays their poppy on the Lacombe Cenotaph at the end of the service. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Diane Lindquist (left) and Marg Linklater are sending out letters and Christmas ornaments to families who have lost a loved one this year. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

‘We miss the hugs’: Lacombe Palliative Care Society is adapting to COVID-19

The society’s annual Christmas remembrance ceremony will be cancelled this year

Diane Lindquist (left) and Marg Linklater are sending out letters and Christmas ornaments to families who have lost a loved one this year. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Cary Shelstad (left) the Board President of the Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter and Crystal Zens the Executive Director accepting the sponsored mentoring mobile vehicle from Ford. Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Pandemic fallout: How community support is helping a Lacombe charity

Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters is staying positive despite a tough economic year

Cary Shelstad (left) the Board President of the Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter and Crystal Zens the Executive Director accepting the sponsored mentoring mobile vehicle from Ford. Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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Lacombe’s Santa’s Anonymous is now accepting donations

The tough economic year means more families are in need

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Director Donnie Bowes (left) and the cast AnnaMarie Lea, Deb Collins and Jamie Williams will remove their masks when it’s time to take the stage on Nov. 13. Photo courtesy of Cow Patti Theatre.

The show will go on: Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre prepares to re-open

The dinner theatre has made changes to comply with provincial health orders

Director Donnie Bowes (left) and the cast AnnaMarie Lea, Deb Collins and Jamie Williams will remove their masks when it’s time to take the stage on Nov. 13. Photo courtesy of Cow Patti Theatre.
The November burger of the month created by Colin Hodgson features Saskatoon berry jam made in house, peanut butter, pepper bacon all on a bison patty and sandwiched in between toasted brioche buns. Photo courtesy Cilantro and Chive

Cilantro and Chive raises money to create a Lacombe KidSport chapter

The November burger of the month was created in partnership with professional curler Colin Hodgson

The November burger of the month created by Colin Hodgson features Saskatoon berry jam made in house, peanut butter, pepper bacon all on a bison patty and sandwiched in between toasted brioche buns. Photo courtesy Cilantro and Chive
CAYU Executive Director Jerel Peters, City of Lacombe Deputy Mayor Thalia Hibbs, CAYU Housing Director Penny Ure and City of Lacombe Affordable Housing Committee Chair Outi Kite are participating in a ribbon-cutting at the new housing project. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Yu-Turn affordable youth housing project opens in Lacombe

The home will house three young women at a time along with two volunteer mentors.

CAYU Executive Director Jerel Peters, City of Lacombe Deputy Mayor Thalia Hibbs, CAYU Housing Director Penny Ure and City of Lacombe Affordable Housing Committee Chair Outi Kite are participating in a ribbon-cutting at the new housing project. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
The crosses will be set-up outside the Michener House for 11 days so Lacombe residents have plenty of time to visit and pay their respects. (Black Press file photo)

New memorial display honours fallen Lacombe soldiers

The Field of Remembrance recognizes the soldiers from Lacombe who died serving their country

The crosses will be set-up outside the Michener House for 11 days so Lacombe residents have plenty of time to visit and pay their respects. (Black Press file photo)
Emily Elder (right) directs some students through a scene for the upcoming November, 2020 performance. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe youth theatre group puts a spin on a Shakespearean classic

The Chamberlain’s Children are performing their latest play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Nov. 6 and 7.

Emily Elder (right) directs some students through a scene for the upcoming November, 2020 performance. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
The Under $100 Art Market is asking artists interested in selling their art to fill out and submit the online form. Photo courtesy Maureen MacKenzie.

Lacombe’s Under $100 Art Market returns for the second year

The market will be held during this year’s Light Up the Night festival

The Under $100 Art Market is asking artists interested in selling their art to fill out and submit the online form. Photo courtesy Maureen MacKenzie.
Alisha Bryan holds a handful of poppy sticks at the poppy laying ceremony on Oct. 28. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Remembrance Day will look a little different this year for Lacombe

The Lacombe Legion is taking COVID-19 precautions for people who want to pay their respects.

Alisha Bryan holds a handful of poppy sticks at the poppy laying ceremony on Oct. 28. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Chad Carlson (left) Jarita Carlson and their two children Milo Carlson (left) and Lennon Carlson are dressing up as Ghostbusters for Halloween. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe family passionate about Halloween and giving back to their community

COVID-19 has changed how the Carlson’s will celebrate Halloween this year

Chad Carlson (left) Jarita Carlson and their two children Milo Carlson (left) and Lennon Carlson are dressing up as Ghostbusters for Halloween. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
The Lacombe Legion volunteers laid poppies beside the graves of veterans on Oct. 28. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe Legion volunteers lay poppies for fallen veterans

Twenty volunteers showed up on Wednesday to pay their respects and help out

The Lacombe Legion volunteers laid poppies beside the graves of veterans on Oct. 28. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Lacombe’s Got Talent hosted the finale at Lacombe’s Performing Arts Centre on Sunday Oct. 25. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe’s Got Talent: Finale showcased a wide variety of local artists

Organizers are hoping to have the local talent show become a regular event in the future.

Lacombe’s Got Talent hosted the finale at Lacombe’s Performing Arts Centre on Sunday Oct. 25. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Pumpkins for the 46th Annual WDACS Pumpkin Ball on display at Vision Credit Union Wetaskiwin. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

46th Annual Pumpkin Ball held virtually this year

This year the pumpkins were sold over a six-day online auction.

Pumpkins for the 46th Annual WDACS Pumpkin Ball on display at Vision Credit Union Wetaskiwin. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams

UPDATE: Owner found

Father and son found miniature horse while out for a walk at JJ Collett

Ryen Williams, 11, with a lost miniature horse at JJ Collett Oct. 23. Photo by Don Williams