That's Life September 9, 2010

I was raised to say "Please" and "Thank You".
Last summer, my wife and I asked our staff if we could "Please" take a two-week holiday. They said yes, we said "Thank You".
This year, we asked if we could "Please" take three weeks. You guessed it. And now I'm going to say "Thank You".
To our son Jay, who is our Production Manager, Webmaster and acted as overall Manager of The Capital. We are so grateful. Thanks to Barb Widmer who has been a part of our newspaper family for so many years. We owe her our thanks so often.
Thanks to Amy Nakaska for jumping into the business during a tremendous transitionary period. Amy is keen, a natural reporter/photographer and fits so well into our structure. It's a pleasure to have Amy on staff.
Thanks to veteran reporters Debi Moon and David Nadeau for sharing the load and keeping our readers informed on what's happening while "The Boss" and the Boss's husband checked out numerous B.C. communities and took note of what's hot and what's not. What's hot is coffee shops, what's not was the weather.
A great big "Thank You" to Cheryl Holm for operating Sears - Three Hills while we were away. We're lucky to have a wonderful staff and Cheryl is a big part of our Sears operation.
I would also like to thank our daughter-in-law Candice and my in-laws, Don and Norma Long, for filling the gaps that were created in our absence.
Thanks to technology, I was able to edit copy, check photos, file my column and keep current on emails while away.
The first five days of our getaway saw us at the National Sears Conference in Vancouver. I learned two things - road rage and sales aggression. I don't care for either. It's good to be back but I'll warn you now, I know quite a bit about the latest dishwashers.
But now that we have returned to our neck of the woods, it's time to get busy with what's coming up.
With Wild Pink Yonder behind us, it's time to turn our thoughts to Terry Fox. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. Mark Sunday, September 19 on your calendar, for this year's event. This year's National School Run Day is Thursday, September 30. Pick up your pledge sheets at your Town or Village offices or if you're a student, pick yours up at your school's administration office. See next week for start times and locations for runs in Kneehill County.
Cancer is our biggest enemy. We all need to fight to find a cure.
Canada's Culture Days and Alberta Art Days are taking place throughout Kneehill County from September 17 to September 30. There will be all sorts of art exhibited in various businesses throughout Kneehill. Pick up your "Guide to Art Treasures in Kneehill County". Visit the businesses listed, view the art, record the artwork and artist's name. When your guide is full, turn it in by September 30 to one of the participating businesses. You could win one of three gift baskets full of locally produced items. In Acme, go to Acme Building Centre, BMO and Wheelco. In Linden, go to Country Dollar, Global Grounds and Jo-Al Styles. In Three Hills go to IDA, Three Hills Bookstore and Three Hills Home Hardware and in Trochu: Balkwill's Pharmacy, Trochu Library and Trochu Jewellery.
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