That's Life May 18, 2011

As you all know by now, the Town of Slave Lake, Alberta was devastated by fire as wildfires burning southeast of the community were pushed into Town at about 7 pm on Sunday evening. All 7,031 residents were evacuated. About 40 per cent of the town has been destroyed or damaged.
Immediate help is needed as those who lost their homes lost everything.
Three Hills Super 8 is now accepting cash donations, blankets, water bottles, diapers and personal care products to be turned over to the Red Cross. Cheques can be made payable to the Red Cross. For more information on immediate needs, call Shelley at 1-403-348-5338. Cat and dog food is also required. Call Candice at 1-403-343-7387 for more information.
Remember, Wednesday, May 25 the Amazing John Kaplan brings his Abraca Dazzle Magic Show to the Three Hills Centennial Place. That's the Arena in case you haven't picked up on the name change. The show starts at 7 pm and provides 90 minutes of fantastic family entertainment. John has been an integral part of fundraising for the Three Hills and Arena Revitalization projects in the past. All profits derived from next Wednesday's performance will go toward the Slave Lake Disaster Fund in co-operation with the Three Hills and District Chamber of Commerce. Kids up to and including 12 years of age get in free of charge but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Adults admission is $10 at the door. Students aged 13-17 years get in for $5 each. If you've seen John Kaplan before you know you will be amazed. If this is your first opportunity, don't miss it, he'll have you on the edge of your seat. John is the house magician at Calaway Park in Calgary. Help us help the many familis who lost everything at Slave Lake.
You will notice that Main Street's shaker flags have been removed. Many of them were flapping in the wind and had become more of an eyesore than a pretty addition to our downtown. They served us well. Soon our downtown street lights will be replaced. The new poles, such as the one at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Main Street, do not come with the flag hardware. Installation, by ATCO Electric, should be done by the end of July.
Some of you might already have seen the new signage as you come into town off Highway 21. Facing north we have "Three Hills, Western Canada's Cruise Capital". This sign has an interchangeable date. Facing south the Three Hills Centennial Celebration is promoted inviting one and all to "Head For The Hills in 2012".
Graduation celebrations are everywhere and our annual Kneehill Graduation Guide comes out on Wed., June 15. This full colour tribute is a favourite of ours and features all graduates from within Kneehill County.
And now I will remind you that the May long weekend is the first, official camping weekend of the year. Yes, we have endured one stinker of a winter. We deserve warmth, sunshine and perfect conditions for whatever it is that you choose to do. However, from time to time people are in too big of a hurry to get where they're going. That's when the trouble begins. Sheriffs, Peace Officers and RCMP will be working overtime to keep our highways safe. Play by the rules and you should be fine.
The powers that be tell us that a postal strike could interfere with our newspaper delivery as of May 26, 2011. We will mail, as always, on Wednesday, May 25.
If there is a strike and it is still on by June 1, we invite all Three Hills subscribers to come into our office at 411 Main Street and pick up their paper. That applies to Three HiIls addressed farm recipients as well. Acme, Carbon, Linden, Torrington, Trochu and Wimborne post offices will not be affected by strike action. All outside 40 mile radius copies will be held back until strike action is settled. The Capital's website will be updated weekly as usual.
That's Life.