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the Word, the World

By Herman Kneller

ACTION-PACKED Nicola Valley Women in Action held their 10th annual Celebrate Women event at the Civic Centre last Friday. The event honoured 10 women who’ve made contributions to their communities at a ceremony where Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon (second from right) spoke. For the full story on the event, pick up a copy of the Tuesday, March 18 Merritt Herald. Michael Potestio/Herald

Couple charged with semi theft A 25-year-old male and female from Penticton were arrested after a complaint from a trucking company in Salmo, B.C. advised that a GPS unit on a stolen tractor trailer showed the vehicle headed northbound on Highway 5A from Princeton. On March 10 at 7 a.m., RCMP received the call of the stolen semi-truck. RCMP attended and deployed

a spike belt on Highway 5A which the driver managed to avoid. The pursuit was called off shortly thereafter to ensure that innocent bystanders were not injured but the tracking device was monitored to call in support services. The vehicle was abandoned nearby at the Loon Lake turn off and RCMP Air Services and Police Dog Services attended the scene to

assist with the search. Tracks were located walking away from the vehicle abandoned a kilometre in on the logging road and the pair were located by members near the highway. The pair were arrested without incident and returned to Merritt. The male was released with a May 20 court date charged with possession of stolen property, theft over

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$5,000 and possession of break and enter instruments. The female was released with a court date of April 29 and charged with possession of stolen property.

A short time later there was a knock at the door. There stood the Catholic priest. He had come from the church about six miles away to instruct the children. He was now on his way back home. He had come over the yard because of the dense mud on the road, and he had gone Dad had heard the bell of the and got his horse and buggy stuck in cows, but was so long in coming that a mud hole about half a mile back. Mother was worried about him. When he finally came in Mother asked him Why had he done this? He knew what had taken him so long. better than to drive them through the spring mud. But, my Dad knew him “Oh Mother,” he said, “when I got and went and got his horses again, there a big bull moose was with the hooked them to the wagon and went cows so the dog and I hid behind a out there to pull this whole mess out of log until the moose left. the mud. On the Sabbath we went to church The commandment says that in a wagon. After church we all, the on the Sabbath you should not do congregation, had lunch together. It any work. But Jesus showed us that was a time of fellowship. When we we should help people in trouble, came home, Dad unharnessed the always. Dad really believed both horses and put them out to pasture. that the Sabbath was for worship He’d come in and lay down for a and rest, but also that we should do rest. Dad was a hard worker and the good. He really practiced this on the Sabbath was made to worship and homestead (even though it was the rest. priest’s fault.)

NOTICE OF SCHEDULED POWER INTERRUPTION FOR LOGAN LAKE AND OUTLYING AREAS Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Where: Logan Lake and outlying areas, including Lac La Jeune, Meadow Creek Road, Tunkwa Road and Hwy 97C We will be making electrical system improvements in Logan Lake and outlying areas on March 30, 2014. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 8 hours.


Go outside.

For the first hour after the power comes back on, please only plug in or turn on those electronics and appliances that you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded.


Call FortisBC’s 24-hour emergency line at 1-800-663-9911 or 911.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) for more information.

Natural gas is used safely in B.C. every day. But if you smell rotten eggs, go outside first, then call us.

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To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, turn off all lights, electric heaters, major appliances and unplug all electronics.

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The year was 1931. On the homestead, the day was moving toward evening. My Mother sent my older brother, about 12 years old, to get the cows out of the pasture, and ready for milking for when Dad came in from the field.

Merritt Herald, March 13, 2014  

March 13, 2014 edition of the Merritt Herald

Merritt Herald, March 13, 2014  

March 13, 2014 edition of the Merritt Herald