2011 Vol. LX, No. 5 64 pages December 20, 2011 Everyone Reads The Booster! Drawing by Ayumi Takahashi News Features Inside... City council approves 3.96 per cent increase in operating budget . . . . . . . 6 Entertainment and Dining Guide Pages 19, 24 and 25 St. Mary's breaks ground for new chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 USA HOckey glad to call Camrose home for a week . . . . . . . . . 38 County passes zero increase interim budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Classifieds Pages 39 to 44 On the Road and Auto Classifieds Pages 46 to 50, 3 and 64 Special Occasions Page 57 *partial coverage To Camrose Homes To Rural Homes With Booster This Week’s Flyers: Tues. Thurs. Brick Warehouse ✔ Camrose Groves' Value Drug Mart ✔ ✔ ✔* ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔* ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔* ✔ ✔* ✔* ✔* ✔* ✔ ✔ ✔* Canadian Tire x2 Liquor Barn M & M Meats Panago Pizza Peavey Mart Sears Shoppers Drug Mart Sobeys Sport Mart Staples The Source Walmart Obituaries Page 60 and 61 REAL ESTATE LISTINGS, See… Page 32 – Central Agencies Page 33 – RE/MAX for buying or selling real estate! Visit our website: www.camrosebooster.com Thanks to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students of Bawlf School and art instructor Theresa Kruchten for using their time and talent to prepare wonderful Christmas art for many corporate ads in this issue of The Booster. The school’s cooperation was unsurpassed. Student’s drawings are clearly exceptional. Every drawing received was definitely of usable quality and we regret not being able to publish every one of their creative sketches. Special thanks to Japanese foreign exchange student Ayumi Takahashi for her remarkable piece shown above. This student, who returned to her native country just last week, has been living with the Porter family for the past eleven months. She reports that living with her host family and studying at Bawlf School has been a wonderful and memorable opportunity. As you read the many ads from many local businesses, and ads from businesses located in Daysland, Killam and elsewhere, be reminded how fortunate you are to live in such a kind and caring part of the world. We hope this edition warms your heart and brightens your week. Merry Christmas, Booster readers!