Cruising the dub!
Attention all cars: Summer’s here andWednesday evening cruising is startingat A&W, 5-7pm. Bring out your classic,hot rod or muscle car and enjoy themusic and prizes that A&W are present-ing to car owners. All cars welcome.
Merritt Music in the City
Tomorrow evening, Art Pruce per-forms in Spirit Square, with Linda’sDance Studio opening for him. There’sfree music each Thursday throughoutthe summer, 6pm @ Merritt SpiritSquare. The program features local andBC performers of all ages and across themusical genres. Shows on July 28th andAugust 25th will be held in Rotary Park.
Princeton Little Britches Rodeo
July 23 & 24, starts 9:30am at thePrinceton Fair Grounds, free admission.Pancake breakfast & full lunch conces-sion. FMI, bclbra.org
Lower Nicola Community Market
Produce, plants, jewelry, hats, wood-en furniture and carving, food and more.Abby parking lot, Aberdeen Rd. EverySunday until Thanksgiving, 10am-3pm.
Music in the Park
Sunday July 24, 3-5pm at RotaryPark, featuring bluegrass & classic coun-try by local musicians
—that’s Steve Gontar, Ingrid Boyes, TinaVesper, Cathy Cox Neil, Mike Jackson,Chris Lepsoe, Al Horne, Denise Kearney& Ernie Pawliuk.
Homelessness awareness event
The Smart Step Youth Assoc., in part-nership with ASK Wellness of Merritt, isholding this event on Wednesday, July27 in Spirit Square, 6:30pm. Smart Stepparticipants will go through a simula-tion downtown as well as hear fromguest speakers from Ask Wellness. If youwould like to get involved please contactDan Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 280-2374. It is an event not to be missed, be sure to get downtown andcheck it out!
“Happy 100 Merritt”dinner theatre
The Merritt Live Theatre Society presentsdinner theatre
Happy Hundred Merritt,
partof the festivities of Homecoming Week, July27-August 1. Tickets $25 which includes din-ner on Thursday July 28, Friday July 29 &Sunday July 31 at 6pm; and $15 for thedessert matinee 1:30pm Saturday July 30,available Country Bug Books or onlinehttp://happy100merritt.blogspot.com/FMI Jim email@example.com or 378-1614.
Paint Your City Clean
Watch for the Smart Step YouthAssociation’s
Paint Your City Clean
, to cleanup all the unwanted graffiti around town byAugust 8, 9am-5pm.
Adopt a Road Cleanup event
'Get on your feet, and clean our streets'Adopt a Road Cleanup event by Smart StepYouth Assoc. August 10, 9am-5pm. Thegroup will either match up Smart Stepperswith the owners of the road to help clean, orthey’ll clean up your road with their crew fora donation to Smart Step Youth Association.
Christmas craft sale applications
Beta Sigma Phi - Gamma Chi Chapter isaccepting applications for their ChristmasCraft and Small Business Fair on Sat., Nov.5. FMI Debbie 378-5538, Diane 378-6925.
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MIDWEEK EDITION — JULY 20, 2011 #2186
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EVERY THURS NIGHT!
D.J. JOHN ALLISON
Karaoke Dance Party
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We have our liquor licence...
Enjoy a beer or glass of winewith your lunch!
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Elizabeth and her Sunday School
Elizabeth asked her Sunday School class to sketch a picture of their favourite Biblestories. She was puzzled by Bert's picture, which showed four people sitting in aplane, so she asked him which bible story it was meant to represent. "The flight toEgypt," said Bert. "I see ... and that must be Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus,"Elizabeth said, "But who's the fourth person?" "Oh, that's Pontius - the Pilot."
Did you know?
• In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.• Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and earsnever stop growing.• There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.• If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of6 months waiting at red lights.
Theft from agood samaritan
Police say a woman had her iPhonestolen Friday, as she tried to save a man'slife on the side of the Coquihalla Hwy.Acouple, a nurse & a firefighter, weretravelling the Coquihalla when theyspotted smoke off the road and pulledover to help a man who was badly burned. Acrowd gathered to watch andpolice say that when the woman went back to get her iPhone where she’d left iton the ground after calling 9-1-1, shefound it had been stolen. With over 1000pictures and personal info on the phone,she’s hoping she can get it back.
Illegal dumping‘hot spots’
Merritt can boast 2 spots on TNRD’s‘illegal dumping hot spots’ list —LindleyCreek Rd & Mammit Lake Rd. Other hotspots are Lac Du Bois near Kamloops;Inks Lake between Kamloops & Lac Le Jeune; Chase-Falkland Rd; and the oldLytton landfill.TNRD says that although most resi-dents responsibly manage their waste,illegal dumping continues to be a prob-lem that costs them approx. $30,000 peryear to clean up. And often, the itemsdumped in the bush could have beentaken to a local transfer station or landfillfor free. But once they’re dumped, theytend to attract more material. This isknown as the 'broken window theory': anarea that looks unkempt is more likely toattract illegally dumped materials than anarea that is well taken care of.Motion sensor cameras have beeninstalled throughout the region to catchillegal dumpers in the act, and the hotspots are under 24-hr surveillance. Thecameras capture license plates and relaythe evidence to conservation officerswho can then issue fines.The TNRD also organizes clean-ups of reported sites with volunteers and com-munity groups from around the regionwho want to make a difference, howevermany illegal dumping sites go unreport-ed. To report illegal dumpsites, call 1-877-377-8673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week, City Council authorizedthe purchase of several new pieces of equipment: a new street sweeper in theamount of $197,712.48; new refuse andrecycling carts for $231,809.33; fullyautomated refuse/recycle truck for$274,266.83; and single axel combinationdump truck, spreader and snow ploughfor $147,214.11 (taxes included).
HST referendum votingpkg request deadline
If you haven’t received your HSTReferendum Voting Package fromElections BC, midnight on Friday July22 is the deadline to request one — or toregister — by calling 1-800-661-8683.Completed ballot packages must bereceived by Elections BC, a Service BCCentre, or an Elections BC CollectionCentre before 4:30pm Friday, August 5.
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Merritt Real Estate Services
avail. in downtown bldg............
unit- 2 bdrm. 3 appliances..............
$625 + utilities $150 move-in allowance4 BDRM.
House, 5 appliances.....
$1300/mo. + util.LARGE
retail space in downtown Merritt. Approx.2000 sq. ft...........................................
Call forinfo3 BDRM.
Grandview Apt. available now, 5 appli-ances....................................................
$575/month + hydro2 BDRM.
$750/month + util.SMALL
bachelor close to town...........
Avail for rent-1 & 2 bdrm. Totallyreno’ed................................................
Call forinfo1 BDRM.
Close to town.......................
$500/mo. incl. utilCall formore info on these units, and others!378-1996 Direct line to the Property Mgt Dept
COMMERCIAL& OFFICESPACE DOWNTOWN
Several units to choose from: 240 sq. ft-$250/mo.1200 sq. ft-$1100/mo.
Month-to-month or lease
Call for allyour residential or commercialproperty management needs!
1988 Quilchena Avenue, Merritt BC
Cathy & Connie - property managers
Osteo Joint Easefor chronic pain
2037 Quilchena Ave. 378-2155