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Morgan plays on one of the many cat-friendly structures throughout the Zemlak home and garage. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

Family offers home to feline friends

The Zemlaks foster cats rescued by Sylvan pet shelter

Morgan plays on one of the many cat-friendly structures throughout the Zemlak home and garage. Photo by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
Save Second Base 2017 raised a total of $23,920.60 to give to the Cross Cancer Institute. Femme Homme Medical, a private medical clinic in Edmonton, doubled the amount that Tamara Lawrence helped raise by running her annual slo pitch tournament. Shown from left to right: Natasha Pearson (Alberta Cancer Foundation), Tamara Lawrence and Twyla Shanks, Lawrence’s mom. Photo submitted.

Photo: Eckville community raises big money for cancer research

Slo pitch tournament Save Second Base 2017 had their money doubled by an Edmonton clinic

Save Second Base 2017 raised a total of $23,920.60 to give to the Cross Cancer Institute. Femme Homme Medical, a private medical clinic in Edmonton, doubled the amount that Tamara Lawrence helped raise by running her annual slo pitch tournament. Shown from left to right: Natasha Pearson (Alberta Cancer Foundation), Tamara Lawrence and Twyla Shanks, Lawrence’s mom. Photo submitted.
Three new council members were sworn in at the Oct. 23 meeting. Newcomers Karin Engen, Ken Chapman and Lorie Philips took an oath of office along with Mayor Posti and council members serving another term. From left to right: Ken Chapman, Laurie Phillips, Kevin See, Mayor Helen Posti Dwayne Meyers, Colleen Ebden and Karin Engen

New town council sworn in

Three new council members took their official oath Oct. 23

Three new council members were sworn in at the Oct. 23 meeting. Newcomers Karin Engen, Ken Chapman and Lorie Philips took an oath of office along with Mayor Posti and council members serving another term. From left to right: Ken Chapman, Laurie Phillips, Kevin See, Mayor Helen Posti Dwayne Meyers, Colleen Ebden and Karin Engen
A group of kids had fun at the Eckville Children’s Fair & Swap Meet, Oct. 20, playing with Silly Putty at the Mastermind Toys table. Photo submitted.

Eckville’s second children’s fair draws early crowd

Around fifty parents and kids visited the fair and clothing swap

A group of kids had fun at the Eckville Children’s Fair & Swap Meet, Oct. 20, playing with Silly Putty at the Mastermind Toys table. Photo submitted.
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Cadet group looking for new members

Kids 12 - 18 can join the group to participate in summer camps and a variety of activities

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New signage builds watershed awareness

New signage builds watershed awareness

Signs are part of an initiative to encourage engagement with watershed issues

New signage builds watershed awareness
The founding family of the Eckville I.D.A. Oswald Forhan and his son Thomas built the original drug store in 1946. Pictured: Mr. and Mrs. Forhan, Thomas, Harold and Norman - 1918.                                Photo submitted

Local business has served community over 70 years

Forhan’s I.D.A. Pharmacy has been in business since 1946

The founding family of the Eckville I.D.A. Oswald Forhan and his son Thomas built the original drug store in 1946. Pictured: Mr. and Mrs. Forhan, Thomas, Harold and Norman - 1918.                                Photo submitted
Nicks: Books as allies in the creative cycle

Nicks: Books as allies in the creative cycle

Bi-weekly column on all things holistic health related

Nicks: Books as allies in the creative cycle
Nicks: Books as allies in the creative cycle

Nicks: Books as allies in the creative cycle

Bi-weekly column on all things holistic health related

Nicks: Books as allies in the creative cycle
Photos by Myra Nicks/Eckville Echo

Sylvan Lake Lakers win 7-5

The Midget A team beat the Olds Grizzlies Oct. 14 at NexSource Centre

Photos by Myra Nicks/Eckville Echo
Mayor Helen Posti thanked councillors Stuart Carde, Sandra Hallgren and Scott Kinley for their service over the past four years at the Oct. 10 town council meeting.                                Photo by Myra Nicks/Eckville Echo

Town Council moves to apply for Alberta 2018 Recycling Grant Program

Eckville Town Council met for its regular meeting on Oct. 10

Mayor Helen Posti thanked councillors Stuart Carde, Sandra Hallgren and Scott Kinley for their service over the past four years at the Oct. 10 town council meeting.                                Photo by Myra Nicks/Eckville Echo
Flags of Remembrance raised in Centennial Park

Flags of Remembrance raised in Centennial Park

Ceremony honoured Canadians killed or missing in action

Flags of Remembrance raised in Centennial Park
Proceeds from donations for the pumpkins amounted just to over $1200. All proceeds for this year and next year will go towards building the pumpkin patch. Photo submitted

Pumpkin King starts a patch

Local Mitch Townsend fills half acre with pumpkins

Proceeds from donations for the pumpkins amounted just to over $1200. All proceeds for this year and next year will go towards building the pumpkin patch. Photo submitted
Mother and daughter deliver papers to save for a horse

Mother and daughter deliver papers to save for a horse

In recognition of Carrier Appreciation Day on Oct. 7

Mother and daughter deliver papers to save for a horse
Library looking at next steps for funding

Library looking at next steps for funding

Canvassing will start soon and a silent auction will be held in November.

Library looking at next steps for funding
Nicks: Relating to what is honest

Nicks: Relating to what is honest

Bi-weekly column on all things holistic health related

Nicks: Relating to what is honest
Liam McNiff on ballot for Highway 11 Ward

Liam McNiff on ballot for Highway 11 Ward

School board elections will be held Oct. 16

Liam McNiff on ballot for Highway 11 Ward
Dorraine Lonsdale. Photo submitted.

Dorraine Lonsdale hoping to serve Highway 11 Ward

Trustee one of two candidates on Oct. 16 ballot

Dorraine Lonsdale. Photo submitted.
Eckville town council from left to right (back row): Councillors Sandra Hallgren, Coleen Ebden, Stuart Carde; Deputy Mayor, Scott Kinley; Councillors Dwayne Meyers and Kevin See. Front row: Mayor Helen Posti

Town Council: Library in danger of closure

Eckville Town Council met for its regular meeting on Sept. 25

Eckville town council from left to right (back row): Councillors Sandra Hallgren, Coleen Ebden, Stuart Carde; Deputy Mayor, Scott Kinley; Councillors Dwayne Meyers and Kevin See. Front row: Mayor Helen Posti
Back row left to right: Teryn Smith, Sam Glenn, Jenna Ackerman, Delaini Gillett, Casey Belway, Robin Phillips, Reed Sparrow, Jacob Berdahl                                Front row left to right: Virnise Castro, Madison Smith, Annika McAlpine, Courtney Cowan, Rachelle Phillips, Emily Moos, Sydney Meyers

High school celebrates high achievers

Eckville Jr. Sr. Highschool held their annual Celebration of Excellence Sept. 22

Back row left to right: Teryn Smith, Sam Glenn, Jenna Ackerman, Delaini Gillett, Casey Belway, Robin Phillips, Reed Sparrow, Jacob Berdahl                                Front row left to right: Virnise Castro, Madison Smith, Annika McAlpine, Courtney Cowan, Rachelle Phillips, Emily Moos, Sydney Meyers