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Vulcan & Region Family and Community Support Services (F.C.S.S.)

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This Week’s Riddle: Say my name and I disappear. What am I?



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School Answering Machine This is the message that the Pacific Palisades High School (California) staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine. This is the actual answering machine message for the school. This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children’s absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children’s failing grades changed to passing grades—even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough schoolwork to pass their classes. The outgoing message:

$160,000 = GOAL

“Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all the options before making a selection: *To lie about why your child is absent, press 1. *To make excuses for why your child did not do his work, press 2.

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*To complain about what we do, press 3. *To swear at staff members, press 4. *To ask why you didn’t get information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you, press 5.


RECENT DONATORS: BRONZE - $0 to $999 Emmet & Roberta Meehan

~~~~~ Thank you to ConocoPhillips Canada for contributing $5,000 to our Building Fund through your Community Investment Program. A special thanks to the following for donations to the Food Bank: Arrowwood United Church Youth Group for collecting 205 lbs. on Halloween. Thanks so much! Caden & Joel Wouters for collecting food and money on Halloween night instead of candy. With the money they bought 58 lbs. of food. Good job!

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*If you want us to raise your child, press 6.

For all your financial needs, call 403.485.2268 today!! Brought To You By: Vulcan & Region Family and Community Support Services (F.C.S.S.) - Director: Carrol Thomson - Senior Supports: Tina Wideen - Community Services Coordinator: Wendy Theodore - Youth Coordinator: Charlotte Kimber - Reception/Food Bank: Brenda English and Wendy Theodore

Contact Us At:

115-2nd Avenue N Box 594 Vulcan, AB, T0L 2B0 Toll Free: 1-877-485-2192 (Carmangay Only) 403-485-2192 403-485-2106 Fax: 403-485-6043 To advertise, please email Wendy at

Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society WISH LIST

*If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone, press 7. *To request another teacher for the third time this year, press 8. *To complain about bus transportation, press 9. *To complain about school lunches, press 0. *If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behaviour, class work, homework, and that it’s not the teachers’ fault for your child’s lack of effort: Hang up and have a nice day!

Farewell to our Employee of the Year, Tina Wideen, FCSS Senior Supports. Her last day will be Tuesday, Nov. 19th.

NATIONAL CHILD DAY Wednesday, Nov. 20th Celebrate our most precious resource—our children! Wearing a blue ribbon shows that you support Canada’s children having prime consideration in all economic, social and political decisions, policies, programs and expenditures.

Items Such As: *Canned Fruit *Applesauce *Cranberries *Mustard *Peanut Butter/Jam *Baking items *Crackers *Cookies *Pickles *Jello-o/Pudding Mixes WE ARE NOW COLLECTING CHRISTMAS HAMPER ITEMS Due to Health regulations, the Food Bank cannot accept homemade foods. Please remember to check all dates on donated items.

Community Calendar Every Sunday Vulcan Evangelical Missionary Church 10:55 am Bethel Lutheran Church 4:00 pm Vulcan Church of Christ 11:00 am St. Aldhelm’s Anglican Church 11:00 am St. Andrew’s Catholic Church 9:00am Vulcan United Church 11:00am Vulcan Community Church 11:00 am Vulcan Victory Church Services 10:00 am Champion Congregational Church 10:30 am Champion Evangelical Free Church 11:00 am

Every Monday Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Get-A-Way Youth Centre 4:00-8:00 pm

Every Tuesday Alcoholics Anonymous, 8pm in the Lutheran Church Basement Al Anon: Call Ann for time and location at 403.485.2095 Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Legion open from 2-10 pm Coffee Time at the Vulcan Senior’s Centre - 10:00a.m - Everyone Welcome! Carmangay Seniors’ Centre 9:30-11:30am.

Every Wednesday Darts at the Vulcan Legion 7:30 pm Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Legion open from 2-10 pm Community Choir, Vulcan Seniors’ Centre, at 7:30pm (starting Oct. 3rd) Meditation at Dragonfly Awareness (111 2nd Ave. S.) at 7:00 pm Get-A-Way Youth Centre from 4-8 p.m. / Sports Night @ PVE 6-7 p.m.

Every Thursday Alcoholics Anonymous at 8pm in the Lutheran Church Basement Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Legion open from 2-10 pm Answer: Silence Carmangay Seniors’ Centre 2-4pm. Social Events ongoing

If you are seeking a family member in the Philippines, please email

For Red Cross donations to Typhoon Haiyan Relief, call 1-800-418-1111 or go online at Vulcan Healthcare Auxiliary Bazaar, Bake Sale and Tea Friday, Nov. 15th 1 to 4 pm at the Vulcan Legion Hall Cost: $4.00

Every Friday Legion open from 2-10 pm Moms & Tots Carmangay Library 10am-11am Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Get-A-Way Youth Centre 2-8 pm Second Friday of the Month—Stargazing at the Trek Center-7:30pm

Every Saturday “Meat Draw" - 3:00 pm at the Vulcan Legion Legion open from 2-10 pm

“Ears to You” Small Business Award Winners Marketer of the Year: Jason Thornhill, Aspen Crossing Manager of the Year: Judy Sanderson, Chinook Credit Union Technology Innovation: Ken Losey, True Solutions Employee of the Year: Tina Wideen, FCSS Best in Customer Service: Life Med Pharmacy Volunteer of the Year: Michael McDougall, Vulcan Food Bank New Generation Award: Market Street Foods Volunteer Special Recognition Award: Louise Schmidt and Dave Munroe, Vulcan Centennial Committee Service Group of the Year: Family & Community Support Services New Business of the Year: Life Med Pharmacy Agricultural Innovation Award: Grainworks Organic Millers Business of the Year: Sarini Fine Jewellers Success through Diversification: Aspen Crossing Young Entrepreneur Award: Tyler Marshall, Ty’s Exotics

Donated crafts or baking items are truly appreciated and gratefully accepted. *Don’t forget your mitten in support of Proudfoot Scholarship.

The Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society is requesting funding which would assist us in purchasing and renovating our own building. We would like to raise $160,000 for the building fund this year. Our costs of raising these funds will be about $3500. The Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society is currently located at 115-2nd Ave. N. in Vulcan, which is also where we are incorporated in Alberta, or we may be reached by mail at Box 594, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0. For further information, please call the Executive Director, Carrol 403 485 2192. If you are donating to our Building Fund, please make cheques out to Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society Building Fund. Thank you!



will be in Vulcan Monday, Dec. 9th at 3pm

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Join us on Nov. 14 & 21 at the Hospital Classroom (basement) from 7:00-8:30 pm to learn the steps that you need to take to protect your wealth. Reserve your seat today by calling FCSS at 403-485-2192. Cost is a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank. Brought to you by VIABLE (Vulcan’s Initiative to Achieve Better Living Environments)

Good Morning Newsletter Nov 14 2013  

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