That's Life January 12, 2011

We all look forward to the annual Three Hills Christmas Tree Burn and Winter Celebration. A roaring bonfire, tremendous fireworks, hot dogs, hot chocolate and hay rides. What a great evening. The event, originally set for this Saturday, has been postponed until Saturday, Jan. 29. This Saturday is forecast to be "just too cold to celebrate". Please take note of this date change and tell your friends.
In the meantime, Town staff will be collecting Christmas trees again this Friday. Please place your tree by the roadside in front of your house.
The Winter Celebration is a project partnered by the Town of Three Hills and the Three Hills and District Chamber of Commerce.
Hats off to Public Works everywhere for snow removal efforts following the weekend storm.
It's a big job and it takes time and money to get the job done. My compliments to Public Works for working through the weekend to keep our main accesses and emergency routes clear.
The Town of Three Hills will celebrate its 100 year Anniversary in 2012. Bring your ideas to a Centennial Celebration Meeting Wednesday, January 19, 7 pm in the Council Chambers at the Three Hills Town Office.
With more snow on the way, use care and caution on the roads. Carry a cel. phone at all times. Make sure you carry survival gear including additional warm clothing, flares or warning lights, basic toolkit, jumper cables, AM/FM radio, non-perishable food items (such as granola bars) and water, flashlight and batteries, candles, matches and a small tin can and a first aid kit.
Make sure you keep your fuel topped up. Carry gasline anti-freeze, a snow shovel, an ice scraper/snow brush and throw a bag of kitty litter in your trunk to provide you with a little more traction under your tires.
If you have to travel during bad weather, make sure you have good snow boots, warm gloves and keep your head covered. Survival is not a fashion show.
Use common sense. Stay off the roads, if at all possible, during bad weather. We were all well warned concerning last weekend's storm and yet people were caught and it could have cost them their lives and the lives of others. Respect, common sense and four wheel drive goes a long way but we're nothing without visability.
I had the pleasure of watching our own John Bender, #62 for the Nevada Wolfpack, play in Sunday's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco against Boston College. It was Reno over Boston 20-13. Attendance at the game was 41,063, the second largest for this game. John is the son of Wally and Linda Bender, of Three HiIls. This was John's final college year. Let's cheer him on as he prepares for the NFL Draft.
That's Life.