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That’s a lot of water
The Eastern Irrigation District ended August with their second ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. After his ice bucket event, interim general manager Ivan Friesen challenged EID staff. So after donning safety helmets, about 200 gallons of ice water was dumped on the group from the bucket of a front end loader. Through the efforts of the EID, about $1,000 was raised for ALS. Doug Wiebe, 56, who has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), said the challenge “takes your breath away” as does the disease. Wiebe was diagnosed with ALS two years ago and was forced to stop working after 30 years at DaPaJo.
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Brooks Taxi co-founder calls it a career at age 84
He has been working roughly 69 years so it will take time for 84-year-old George Hiebert to get used to retirement. The co-founder of Brooks Taxi retired from the business on his 84th birthday, Aug. 13. Brooks Taxi is owned by his son Brad and wife Val. Born in Maymont, Saskatchewan, George and his family lived on a farm nine miles from the community. They moved to southeast Alberta in 1942 and resided on a farm three miles east of Duchess.
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Roadrunners roll to convincing win
Brooks Roadrunners got off to a slow start but built momentum to defeat the Parkside Pythons 34-6 last Friday. Zayden Velasco led the way for the Roadrunners in the opening Southern Alberta Minor Football Association contest with three touchdowns. The physical contest played in Medicine Hat had both teams struggling in the first quarter. But as both teams gained experience, things improved, said co-head coach Jaret Hofer. Punter Derek Meidinger opened the scoring for Brooks with a 40 yard single through the corner of the end zone.
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