Myrna Pearman, right, and Doug Anderson, President of Peavy Industries Ltd. cut the cake during the celebration of the success of Pearman’s book, “Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide” during opening day at Ellis Bird Farm on Monday, May 23. (Ashli Barrett, Lacombe Globe)

Bird farm season takes flight

Ellis Bird Farm kicked off its season Monday with the celebration of its newest publication, Backyard Bird Feeding: An Alberta Guide.

4H Show and Sale breeds friendly competition

There are a lot of friendly, familiar faces each year at Lacombe & District’s annual 4H Show and Sale, but make no mistake; the kids are out to prove their steer worthy of the grand champion tag.

Joel Dennis, right, waits for a burger as Mike Tubbs, left, and Cheryl Van Allen, middle, man the grill Friday afternoon outside of Rangeland Meat Shop. Canadian Rangeland Bison and Elk Inc., with help from the City of Lacombe and its businesses, raised more than $10,000 for Fort McMurray through the two-day barbecue fundraiser. (Chris Roberts, Lacombe Globe)

Grilling for Fort McMurray

Lacombe and area residents and the city’s business community came together to support Fort McMurray through a two-day barbecue and silent auction this past weekend, raising a combined $10,385.