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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
The Lacombe Food Bank is still seeking donations for non-perishable items. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Fraserway RV donates $20,000 to Lacombe Food Bank

Fraserway RV is Canada’s largest RV dealership and has stores across the country including one in Lacombe.

The Lacombe Food Bank is still seeking donations for non-perishable items. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

De-listing Alberta parks creates ‘risk’ for coal mining: CPAWS

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society speaks at JJ Collett AGM

JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
The City of Lacombe hired the consulting company, Moorhouse and Associates, to carry out research for phase one of the Social Master Plan. The plan will help the city to learn what areas need the most support. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

City of Lacombe announces first-ever Social Master Plan

The plan aims to discover what services need the City’s attention over the next five years

The City of Lacombe hired the consulting company, Moorhouse and Associates, to carry out research for phase one of the Social Master Plan. The plan will help the city to learn what areas need the most support. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
On This Spot was first created in Vancouver, B.C. after co-founder Andrew Farris started a blog with the same concept during his travels abroad. Photo courtesy On This Spot.

On This Spot app launches in Lacombe and surrounding municipalities

The app shows residents what the historic city looked like hundreds of years ago

On This Spot was first created in Vancouver, B.C. after co-founder Andrew Farris started a blog with the same concept during his travels abroad. Photo courtesy On This Spot.
Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.

Former Wetaskiwin Peace Officer wins provincial award; gives back to Wetaskiwin community

Eric Christensen has won the Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Award of Excellence.

Executive Director of Agape Kate Halas (left) receives $1000 from Sgt. Eric Christensen (right) on behalf of Agape. Photo/ Shaela Dansereau.
Lacombe’s Got Talent had to adapt the 2020 show to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidelines. Judges are protected by plexiglass barriers. Photo courtesy Rosanna Kerekes.

Lacombe’s Got Talent back for the first time in 7 years

The talent show is now available online for viewers to watch and vote for their favouite performance

Lacombe’s Got Talent had to adapt the 2020 show to adhere to COVID-19 public health guidelines. Judges are protected by plexiglass barriers. Photo courtesy Rosanna Kerekes.
East Central Express also offers wedding or event shuttle services and tours of the Rocky Mountains. Photo courtesy of East Central Express.

On-demand bus service will now stop in Lacombe

As the winter months arrive, Rob Duncan expects demand for his bus and taxi services to grow

East Central Express also offers wedding or event shuttle services and tours of the Rocky Mountains. Photo courtesy of East Central Express.
Dale Kowalchuk decorated his yard with a handmade sign for his daughters birthday on Oct. 15. He wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday, the harvest season and put a smile on the face of whoever sees his sign. (Photo by Dale Kowalchuk)

PHOTO: Lacombe resident decorates yard for the harvest season

Dale Kowalchuk decorated his yard with a handmade sign

Dale Kowalchuk decorated his yard with a handmade sign for his daughters birthday on Oct. 15. He wanted to celebrate her 16th birthday, the harvest season and put a smile on the face of whoever sees his sign. (Photo by Dale Kowalchuk)