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High Prairie Gospel Sing returns Aug. 29

The Community Gospel Sing in High Prairie returns after two years.
Last held in September 2019, the event will be resurrected Aug. 29 at the Nazarene Church of High Prairie from 6-8 p.m.
“COVID-19 restrictions have ended and it’s about time churches get together as a church community,” says Pastor Brian Gilroy, who organizes the event and initiated the program in 2014.

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Young ball players sharpen skills at camp

A little wet weather didn’t dampen the spirits of young ball players at a fastball and baseball camp Aug. 7-8 in High Prairie.
Sarah Opheim, of Sucker Creek, instructed fastball to girls and her husband Nolan Opheim taught baseball skills to the boys at Jaycee Park.
“The camp was a lot of fun while growing the game,” says Sarah Opheim, who plays college fastball for the McCook Indians at McCook Community College in McCook, Nebraska as a pitcher, outfielder and designated hitter.

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Pleasantview presentation postponed

A presentation to show proposed plans to expand Pleasantview Lodge in High Prairie has been postponed to March 10 from March 2.
Design plans and drawings to add 20 units to the seniors lodge will be presented in an online Zoom information session at 7 p.m.

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Wings on thin ice to resume season

If the hockey season for the High Prairie Red Wings is allowed to resume in the next few weeks, plans to play at home could be on thin ice.
The Red Wings may have to leave town if COVID-19 restrictions are eased to allow the team to resume action in the West Division of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.

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HP Library presents virtual Christmas card

Christmas spirits were raised as High Prairie Municipal Library presented a special Community Christmas Card as social gatherings were banned in the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A virtual reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas was initiated as a unique project by library program co-ordinator Marjie Hyland.

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Guild members play Santa

“High Prairie Quilt guild members like to sew quilts, and then we like to give them to worthwhile causes.”
It’s the statement from club president Marla Willier, thereby reiterating what the club has done for many years, whether it be cancer patients, or residents at Pleasantview Lodge or J.B. Wood Continuing Care.

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Christmas Angels deliver hampers

More than 50 families and individuals in the High Prairie region enjoyed a special Christmas thanks to generous hampers.
Big Lakes County Christmas Angels program distributed 54 hampers on Dec. 22, says Nicole Hanna, manager of Big Lakes County Family and Community Support Services.

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Time taken to remember sacrifices

High Prairie will never forget the sacrifices of its war heroes, no matter what the circumstances.
Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic limited attendance at this year’s ceremony. The usual 300-400 crowd was limited to 50 invited guests, but thanks to some live streaming by South Peace News, many others were able to watch.