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.

World War II veteran Nick Melnechuk inspects the Memorial Cup. The trophy is 98 years old and was dedicated in honour of soldiers who died fighting for Canada in World War I. (Chris Roberts, Lacombe Globe)

Lacombe Legion hosts the Memorial Cup

The Memorial Cup will be hoisted by Canada’s top junior hockey team on Sunday in Red Deer, but this past Saturday it was in Lacombe, where fans were able to see - and touch - the famed trophy.

Kallista Chessor, 10, poses with her yearling steer Bobo on Monday, May 16 during the 2016 Lacombe and District 4-H Show and Sale at the Central Alberta Ag. Society Sales Pavilion. (Ashli Barrett, Lacombe Globe)

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.

A gender neutral restroom is seen in a city building in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

11 states sue govt for transgender bathroom policy

Eleven U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday, seeking to overturn a directive from the federal government this month that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.