Lyle Scammell (left) and Stacey Parsons position themselves for a rebound after the basketball is shot during a scrimmage at a regular men’s practice Thursday night at Provost Public School gym. Some evenings 10 or 12 players show up while another time it might be over 20 to test their skills. They meet twice a week. ©Provost News Photo.

M.D. 52 Looks at Snowplowing, Other Business at Meeting
The regular meeting of the Municipal District of Provost No. 52 for October was held Thursday, October 11, with all councillors present. Following is an unapproved summary of the meeting.
Council authorized the following:
To set a reserve bid of $1,200 on Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, Plan 1688 U in Hayter.
To enter into a contract with Proper Cat Construction Ltd. for snowplowing and road grading maintenance within the M.D. of Provost Nov. 1/01 - Oct. 31/02. A similar arrangement took place last year.
To purchase a Dynapac CP132 wheel packer for $76,803.58; after applying the accumulative rent of $11,235.00 the outstanding balance would be $65,568.58 plus GST.
That a committee of councillors Crone and Roworth and the public works superintendent Curtis Hughes and administrator Iris Larson meet with Ledcor Industries Limited to discuss an agreement for Secondary Highway 608 road grading maintenance and snowplowing.
Enter into an agreement with Transport Systems Management Inc. (TSM) for snowplowing and sanding requirements for the winter of 2001-2002 for the Gibson access road along the west side of SW-29 and the west and north side of the NW-20-42-9 W4. This is near the Hardisty terminal area and comprises a stretch of road approximately one and one half miles.
Other snowplowing and road maintenance will still be operated by M.D. staff and equipment.
To switch from Vic Perlinger Financial Planner to Kim Larson Financial Services to provide employee benefits effective Dec. 1/01 with the condition that employee benefits remain identical to the existing plan.
One person from administration to attend the IBM road show Oct. 18 in Edmonton.
Table the Bellamy Forum Workshop in November until information on costs arrive.
The public works superintendent, agricultural fieldman and administrator to attend the How to Hire, How to Fire workshop in Edmonton on Dec. 17.
The organizational meeting be held Oct. 25 at 9 a.m.

For more story see October 24 edition.
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Clinics Held in District to Help Ward Off Influenza
Clinics are now being held in the district to help prevent people from getting certain strains of influenza.
Provost Community Health Services is operating the clinics for East Central Health.
The clinics were scheduled for Provost October 19, 23 and 29, Czar on October 22, Cadogan October 23, Amisk October 30 and Hughenden also on October 30.
The vaccine being administered by public health nurses is aimed this season against A/Panama, A/New Caledonia and B/Johannesburg.
East Central Health recommends that people should get their ’flu shots annually because viruses that cause ’flu change from year to year.
People at high risk for influenza-related complications include those with chronic cardiac or pulmonary disorders, asthma, residents of a nursing home, those 65 years of age and older, diabetes, cancer and some other health problems as well as those travelling to other parts of the world where influenza is prevalent.

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This Hurts You More Than It Hurts Me
Velma Tripp feels a slight nip as health nurse Una Downing (left) injects a vaccine designed to protect against three strains of influenza. She and Shirlianne Neufeld (not shown) are being kept busy as clinics are scheduled for Czar, Cadogan, Amisk, Hughenden and Provost. Story in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.
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