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Alberta pharmacies expand services framework By Amelia Naismith

ident of industry and government affairs, referring to the number of pharmacists Alberta’s pharmacies are now able to provide seven who have additional prescribing authorhealth services, with compensation. ity. “It’s nice to see that the Alberta government recThe news release says Alberta will ognizes services that were already being done for save $85 million by reducing what it Albertans,” said Jamil Rawji, owner of Ponoka Propays for generic drugs from 45 per cent fessional Pharmacy. He considers Alberta to be the to 35 per cent. According to Cohen a last province to be reimbursed for expanded services large portion of that savings will be reinalthough they were one of the first to introduce the servested into the services. vices. However, the $85 million will come Some of the seven services are new to the authority out of community pharmacies. “This is of pharmacies, some were already provided, just witha concern that remote pharmacies could out compensation. In the past pharmacists could renew be at impact for potential closure,” said a prescription short-term, but they weren’t being comNeil Cameron, president of the Alberta pensated for the product or service. Pharmacists Association. A press release names comprehensive annual care Because of this concern, $15.9 plan, standard medication management assessment, million was put into a fund for remote assessment and adaptation of a prescription, patient pharmacies. This remote pharmacy assessment for prescription renewal, assessment and plan will take place over three years. administration of medications by injection, patient According to Cameron the details and assessment for initiating agreement are not final. medication therapy, and Another $20 million, outside the patient assessment in a saved $85 million, will be used for remedication-related emernewals. gent as the seven new A concern of Rawji’s is that pharservices. macists will need extra time to provide According to the this community to the services. Although they were already de itu at gr e th s res Alberta College of PharWords cannot exp tmas providing some, now that they’re being macists a comprehensive noka Community Chris reimbursed they will have to “document l for the support of the Po ua vid di in ry annual care plan, standard so grateful to eve more diligently and a little more careeir since its inception. I am medication management th of years gave st pa e th fully, as required.” er ov ve ha o and business wh “The whole idea be. nt eve e th to time and donations hind offering additional , Multiple Full-Time Positions services is to save some Hepp, Town of Ponoka the Special thanks to Bob e nc ta sis as ur in Ponoka yo health care dollars and t ou th wi ; ers in ta ter . volunteers and en on d free up physician and ue in nt Manufacturing and Offi ce co ve would never ha nursing time,” said Rawji. community Christmas Environment ka no Po g zin ni ga or Corporate pharmacies e tim ed my EPS Molders Inc. is an established manufacturer of quality expanded polystyrene is I have thoroughly enjoy it at have been preparing for th nd fi t bu s over the year (EPS). Our new Ponoka plant location (at the Don Laing Industrial Park at Hwy 53 and this since the announceCommunity Christmas e. the QE-II Junction) produces large blocks, sheet goods, EIFS, and insulated concrete tion in lif rec di nt ere ff di a ment of the expansion was in e ov time to m forms made from EPS. We have recently increased production rates and require an made by Alberta Health additional full shift of production staff and several additions to existing shifts. Positions Minister Fred Horne. to fill include: Again, thank you Event Co-ordinator Cohen is passionate t. ar he y Shipper Receivers • m ristmas from the bottom of about the positive benefits Ponoka Community Ch • Forklift drivers and Loaders ous • Shift Production Leader (Class 5 Power Eng Certificate required) the services will have on e any of the miscellane P.S. If anyone would lik ck please call 403-843-3638 • General manufacturing laborers and production staff patients. Physicians and items in sto • Accounting (Quickbooks), clerical and receptionist pharmacists will be able to work together to build Specific tasks and responsibilities will vary with each position, however in general patient profiles as well EPS Molders expects all staff to work together and multitask in a constantly CLIVE LIONS CLUB as collaborate on patient changing environment, so preference will be given to selfmotivated people with a varied background able to adapt to a variety of tasks throughout a typical work week. compliance. Individuals applying should be capable of and prepared to: It’s been found EARLY BIRD WINNER NNER • quickly learn to operate a variety of mechanical and automated machines, through reviews that due • handle / move / package finished goods, including moderate lifting, to factors such as language • legibly and completely fill out forms, records, and documents on each shift, barriers and miscommu• report suggestions for improved quality, productivity, and/or safety to nication, some patients supervisors, are not taking medication • accept varied shift work on a 3 shift / 24 hour basis, as production demands properly. may require With the expanded • maintain a clean, presentable, and safe work environment, services pharmacists will • conduct applicable routine maintenance on equipment, as directed by be able to make sure medsupervisory staff, • other related duties as may be assigned from time to time. ication is taken according to the prescription. The reEducation / Experience / Competencies Desired: views are finding patients • Experience with boilers; Class 5 Power Engineering certificate highly desirable. are being plagued by reoc• Experience in a high-production manufacturing environment. curring symptoms because • Mechanical aptitude; knowledge of steam, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems of miscommunication. • Good physical ability to continuously lift and move produced goods. • Legally permitted to work in Canada; fluent in spoken and written English “Within the pharmacy • Office positions desire reception and/or Quick-books accounting experience world there is concern and apprehension because Compensation: there is a change in fundFor qualified candidates, EPS Molders offers long term employment, a competitive ing,” said Cameron. But compensation package, and opportunities for advancement and personal growth including funding for personal development and education related to our operations, he says there’s also a sigh a simple but effective healthcare spending account for established employees, of relief. and flexible tailored shifts to meet the personal individual needs of our employees Alberta has been whenever possible. working on the service Clive Lions Club member Lawrence Wagner (right) presents expansions for about five Please reply by emailing (to markc@epsmolders.ca) or faxing (403-783-8499) your Robert Carlton of Prince George, BC with the Clive Lions Club years. The provinces plan resume in confidence. We appreciate all replies but will contact only those candidates with whom we wish to have follow up interviews and discussions. Thank you for your so comprehensive beCash Raffle early bird prize of $500.00. interest. th cause it’s seen the pitfalls The final draw for $2500.00 will be made at the Clive 100 of other provinces says Anniversary celebration Sunday, August 5th. Cameron.

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assessment, administration of drugs by injection, adaptation of a prescription, and patient assessment for prescribing in an emergency, for initiating medication therapy, and for prescription renewal have been services of pharmacists since 2007. “What the press release doesn’t state is that a pharmacist can renew it (a prescription) on a short-term basis. It’s not indefinite,” said Rawji. This service expansion does not replace the need for a doctor, it allows patients extra time to get in and see their doctor. “Once a pharmacist puts their name on it they must get in to see a doctor after that,” said Rawji. As of July 1, pharmacists can now administer medication through injections and initiate medication therapy, two services they couldn’t provide before. Initiation of medication therapy means that for a medical condition or situation a pharmacist can start a prescription and the patient must follow up with a doctor. However, for initiation, a pharmacist must have additional prescribing authority. “I believe the number will go up,” said Russell Cohen, executive vice-pres-


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Zealous teacher receives Queen’s Jubilee Medal By Amelia Naismith He’s been to memorial monuments and war graves all over Europe and for the past eight years bring the spirits back to Ponoka. Ron Labrie, a social studies teacher at Ponoka Composite High School, received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from MP Blaine Calkins Canada Day, at the Ponoka Stampede. Labrie was nominated by the Ponoka Legion and for him that was an experience in itself, but he didn’t think anything would come of it. Approximately two weeks before he received the medal, Labrie received a call from Calkins’ office stating he was being awarded. “When those kinds of things happen you’re very, very grateful. I was humbled,” Labrie Ron Labrie received the Queen’s said. Diamond Jubilee Medal on CanLabrie has been awarded the medal ada Day at the Ponoka Stampede Ponoka Composite social studies teacher Ron Labrie (far right, middle row) and his Broncs for his passionate efforts of rememfor his work with the Broncs World brance, and for keeping alive the spirit World Tour students visit a memorial in BoisTour. Photo by Amelia Naismith of soldiers killed in action. Heroult, France. In 2005 Labrie experienced his first battlefield tour. Historica and have also met former a member of the the Canadian Battlefields Foundation French Resistance, Adrien Jobin. At teamed up to educate teachers on Ca- age 19 Jobin hid the surviving crew nadian battlefields and cemeteries in members of a Lancaster bomber who’d been shot down in Jobin’s commune. France. Jobin’s village created a monument As part of the tour Labrie researched the story of pilot officer to honour the two RCAF members that died. One of them was from Ponoka, Joseph Gordon Brady, from Ponoka. KITCHEN NOW OPEN When Labrie returned to Ponoka officer George Cameron. - Daily specials - Eat in only “We’ve have had many unbehe was the guest speaker at the legion TUESDAY dinner honouring the Year of the Vet- lievable discoveries over the years, eran. He also had a plan and a project including sharing information, pictures Steak Sandwich Special in mind; the Ponoka Cenotaph Project, and grave rubbings with family. These THURSDAY events have been extremely emotional, now the Broncs World Tour. “In 2007 I led an Alberta del- yet highly rewarding as there has been 25¢ Wings egation of students to Ottawa for the a sense of connection and reminiscence Monday - Saturday Remembrance Youth Summit, where of soldiers long lost,” said Labrie. open 11am Labrie mentioned that at some we worked on new ways for present and future generations to continue to gravesites the Ponoka students are 4916 - 50 Street carry on the torch of remembrance,” probably the only people who have 403-783-5780 even visited. Labrie said. Continued on page 10 It wasn’t until 2009 Labrie began teaching CELEBRATING PHONE: 403-783-4911 the Bronc World Tour PHONE: 403-783-4911 EXPERIENCE 50 YEARS TRAVEL FAX: 403-783-5222 THATOF TAKES (BWT). It’s a year long FAX: 403-783-5222 YOU PLACES EXCELLENCE! course that takes place dirtvl@telusplanet.net EST.1961 1961 dirtvl@telusplanet.net EST. outside of regular school www.direct-travel.ca www.direct-travel.ca & CRUISE CENTRE hours. The students initiA PROUD COMMUNITY SUPPORTER ate research of Ponoka and areas soldiers killed UROPE REAT UYS in action. The students create a biography of the For the best out-of-province medical insurance CALL US Theresa soldiers. “They find out their height, their eye colour, their hobbies,” Labrie said. “It gives the Departure from Calgary or Edmonton students an opportunity EUROPEAN 2009 to put a story behind a Ramona name.” MOTORCOACH TOURS “There’s more to that person than just a name on a bronze plaque.” MAGICAL RIVER CRUISES In 2011 the BWT Kerry students met Signore ON EUROPE’S WATERWAYS Nov. 11, 2012 Oct 28, 2012 Constantino, the village 11 Days - 9 Nights 16 Days - 14 Nights historian and expert on China & Yangtze River Beijing, Xian, Shanghai the Battle of Liri ValCruise, Beijing, Xian, Yangtze 22 meals, including airfare ley. According to Labrie, Diane Cruise, Guilin, Shanghai Constantino was grateful pp dble + tax x 36 meals, including airfare a group of young Canadians where interested pp dble + tax and passionate about the battle that destroyed his Kahla For other dates & itineraries, rarries please gi give e uss a c call! all! village in Liri Valley. The students of BWT

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Volunteer vacationer aids in Ugandan orphanage Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH DIRECTORY Associated Gospel Churches of Canada

CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE

Pastor Jerry Preheim 3704 - 42 St. Ponoka 403-783-6500 Worship Service 11:00 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PONOKA Sr. Pastor Paul Spate/Associate Pastor Kirk Ehrhart 5109 - 57 Ave. Ponoka www.fbcponoka.org 403-783-5533 Bible Discovery Hour 9:30 a.m.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

NEW COVENANT BAPTIST REFORMED CHURCH

Currently meeting at Ponoka Christian School 6300-50 St. Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome! www.baptistreformedponoka.org

PARKLAND REFORMED CHURCH South on 2A, West on Spruce Road 403-783-1888 Worship Service 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon www.parklandurc.org

PONOKA ALLIANCE CHURCH

4215 - 46 St. Pastor Norm Dibben 403-783-3958 Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.

Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m. - Bible Study A loving, gentle, caring people - welcome you!

PONOKA WORD OF LIFE CHURCH Pastor Rob McArthur 403-783-5659

Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. Senior Drop In Centre - 5015 46 Ave. www.wordoflife.ca

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SONRISE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Pastor W. Delleman Worship Service 10:30 a.m. ½ mile south of Centennial Centre for Mental Health & Brain Injury

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By Amelia Naismith A travelling vacation volunteer has recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Uganda with a heartfelt plea to her fellow Ponoka residents. Dawn Hallworth left on a volunteer trip to Sanyu Baby’s Home, an orphanage in Kampala, the nation’s capital, June 3 and returned June 26. Hallworth has volunteered in many different orphanages before, in Paraguay, Ethiopia, Nepal and Calcutta. It was in 2008 that Hallworth took her first volunteer vacation with Habitat for Humanity after a co-worker got her excited about the trip. Her next trip is in November, 2012 to El Salvador, where she will co-lead for the first time with the co-worker, Ray Vanderkooi. However, out of all the orphanages and builds Hallworth has been on, it was in Kampala that she found the best and worst situations she’s ever seen. “The orphanage was pretty much an amazing experience.” The orphanage had 53 children up to age four. Two of those children continue to run on little feet through Hallworth’s mind even after her return to Ponoka. Titus was a boy around two or three years of age. “He had me wrapped around his finger,” Hallworth said. According to Hallworth, Titus is a little boy with a big attitude. He’s headstrong and even though he’s just learning to walk, would plow his way around the orphanage. Titus would grunt and scream if he wanted something, but he never cried. Another favorite of Hallworth’s is Martin. “He showed up one night when we were there,” Hallworth said. “He was completely . . . his eyes were dead and he wasn’t responding at all.” Even when volunteers like Hallworth held him, Marin was limp and wouldn’t make eye contact. It took about a week for Martin’s personality to come out. When it did, Hallworth branded him cute and sweet but a little terror. With a laugh, Hallworth said she was always attracted to the bratty ones. Before Hallworth left the orphanage Martin’s father showed up after seeing his son’s picture in the newspaper and she was able to witness the bittersweet reunion between the boy and his father. Another child, nine months old, was brought in and was smaller than a newborn. According to Hallworth he weighed less than five lbs. “When he took off his clothes to change him the skin was just

Dawn Hallworth and David, one of her favorite children at the Sanyu Babies Home, share time together during one of Hallworth’s volunteer shifts. Photo submitted hanging off him. You could see every tiny little bone in his little body,” said Hallworth. “At nine months old he was starving. I honestly don’t even know how he survived.” Hallworth found it difficult to leave the children because it’s hard to know what will happen to them. There’s a policy in Uganda; even though many children are up for adoption some of them aren’t adoptable. Hallworth remembers a case where a girl in her mid-teens was raped and after she gave birth to the child, who’s now at Sanyu, she died. The policy states that as long as there’s a living relative a child cannot be adopted without written consent. The rapist is legal father of the child. No one knows where he is. Un-

til he’s found, admits he raped the girl, claims the child, and gives adoption consent the child can never be adopted. “You see all these kids and you see that they’re never going to get out of there,” Hallworth said. However, not every girl dies and not every child is abandoned. On the last day of her trip Hallworth was given a tour of the slums by three of the four founding members of AFFCAD; Action for Fundamental Change and Development. Hallworth saw girls as young as 14 and 15, with children, were prostituting themselves to make money. She was told the mothers would take the men to bed. Continued on page 14

Good news and a fair trade to help impoverished Ugh. The “pit of your stomach feeling” hit me recently when I came to the sad realization that I had purchased a discounted pair of pants made in Bangladesh. I had shopped at an outlet clothing store and found myself lured to Jerel Peters purchase a pair of khaki Wolf Creek Youth dress pants priced at Unlimited/YFC 50 per cent off. What a deal. When I got home I felt pleased with my purchase and confident that I had shopped well. They fit great, they looked good, and they were priced right. It wasn’t until afterwards that it struck me, the tag on the pants clearly says, “Bangladesh.” I was reading an article from World Vision entitled, “Shop for Change,” targeting child labor for clothing made in Bangladesh. Admittedly, I did not think at all about the ramifications of my shopping while I was in this particular store. In fact, it seems we (in North America) have this incredible ability to be naive or ignorant on issues of great importance that require great sacrifice — this is one of those areas. With my convictions emboldened I set out on a

quest to discover the policies and ratings of various stores and brands to better understand their impact on slave and child labor. Websites such as www. rankabrand.org , www.goodguide. com, and www.ethicalconsumer.org explain the environmental impact, labor conditions and fair trade buying guides to help shoppers make wise decisions. We have a responsibility to be an ethical consumer; making a choice to purchase goods or services that tries to address the harmful practices underlying the production and marketing of these goods and services. If it is possible, when I am shopping I need to think local, and fair trade. In the New Testament book of Luke, Jesus read to the people from the prophet Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19). This passage marks a profound proclamation. Poverty

deeply impacts political, cultural, and economic relationships, but here Jesus is declaring a new relationship with the poor and downtrodden. The words “Good News” are an understatement. Jesus’ love for the poor and message of Good News should completely impact the way that we live and love; it should change the way we shop; and it should impact the world we live in. The words in Luke chapter 4 are a message of hope in the face of poverty, but truly they are so much more than that. Jesus is offering himself as good news. His ability to reconcile man to God through his death and resurrection is the greatest news given to mankind. His death for our sin, not a very “fair trade,” but a reality worth clinging to in a world so full of poverty and uncertainty. While I cannot guarantee freedom from poverty I can shop to ensure I do not contribute to their bondage, and though it may not seem to be a very fair trade, I can accept the generous sacrifice of Jesus to redeem me from my spiritual poverty.


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Reflections of Ponoka Celebrating a century of memories at the Ponoka Hospital By Mike Rainone for the News One of the major summer events for our Ponoka district, the province, and the nation in 2011 was the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Provincial Mental Hospital, now Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury. Many cherished memories of the steady growth, challenges, patient and treatment care, and ongoing successes have been proudly shared by former and present staff and community over all those exciting years. The Ponoka News enjoys presenting these milestone stories and photos in our weekly historical features of Reflections and Remember When? The occupational therapy department This active instructional and creative department started at the new Provincial Mental Hospital at Ponoka in 1924 in a tiny area near the operating room. Projects for the patients in the beginning included basketry, simple woodwork, and fancy work, and would grow steadily as space was made available and as patients’ skills were realized and encouraged. Under the early direction and leadership of Gladys M. Crysler, Rita Barnhouse, Elsie Scott, Mrs. Liddell and other enthusiastic staff, the program would become so popular a modern, separate building was opened in 1950. This shop included a shoe repair, upholstery department, and much more, and the Occupational Therapy Department quickly became one of the first of its kind on the continent, and would become internationally recognized for its inspiration and treatment successes! The garage and maintenance department This department was first opened in 1924 under the direction of driver/mechanic Harold Watson, who managed the rapidly expanding hospital transportation fleet until his retirement in 1952. From the humble beginnings of one large truck to pick up the provisions from the Canadian Pacific Railway station in Ponoka, the daily vehicle maintenance and fuel service grew over the years to include a school bus, fire truck, ambulance, and a number of trucks, vans, and vehicles that were used by all departments of the massive mental hospital. Some of the early drivers and mechanics based at this shop included Art Barnes, Reg Johnston, Sam Wills, Don Hill, Richard Stebner and Elmer Cerveny. The hospital communication system Nina Chalmers was the first person to operate the switchboard and information office at the hospital, and she held this active position from 1926 until her retirement in 1948. Over the years the communication system rapidly expanded, later being established at the administration/reception building and operating a complete daily service of accepting all incoming calls, extending information to visitors, and guiding them to all areas of the hospital to visit their relatives or attend various functions. The fabulous aromas of the hospital bakery A.E. Thorn was the first baker and cook at the Provincial Mental Hospital near Ponoka, and would serve in that position from 1911 to 1938. In the wee small hours of the morning, the massive steel ovens in that busy bakery were fired up to prepare the hundreds of loaves of bread and other culinary delights that would complement the varied diets for more than 1,000 patients and staff each and every day of the year. Hospital X-ray department was very important! It would be Mrs. George (Louise) James, the wife of the local “radio man,” who would serve as the first X-ray technician at the hospital from July 1940 to April 1946. As the PMH grew rapidly, this vital department expanded quickly, with all patients and staff required to have their annual X-rays as well as others required on the request of the medical staff. Other early staff members of this department included: Dorothy M. Burry (1946-1968), and Mathew Tharakan, with the long-standing able assistance of Winnifred Edney. The X-ray service continued for many years at the hospital, and then was later taken over by

Occupational therapy staff mentors Elsie Scott, Gladys Crysler, and Mrs. Liddell.

‘Speedy’ Williams, left, and the boys filling up at the hospital gas pump.

Mrs. Tom Walton on the original PMH switchboard. the community health system. The hospital laboratory John Onufrychuk was the first laboratory technician at the Provincial Mental Hospital, performing the duties from October 1924 to May 1946. George R. Watson came to work at the Ponoka hospital in November 1940, and resumed work on the nursing staff until taking over from Onufrychuk when he resigned in 1946. The popular gentleman worked for many years in the lab, was an active participant in the Alberta Civil Association, one of the promoters of the initial banking services at the hospital, an avid member of the hospital curling club, and he would raise his family on the grounds. The Fort Ostell Museum has a wonderful collection of the early artifacts, photos, and stories of the Provincial Mental Hospital, and invites everyone to drop in weekdays and browse through the colorful and exciting history of our town and county. Meanwhile, the longstanding dedication and traditions of first class professional treatment, special care, and understanding for each and every client continues on into their 102nd year at the Centennial Centre.

Remember when

The big old stoves at the first hospital bakery, with fresh loaves of bread stacked on the rack.

George Watson in the laboratory.

Photo courtesy of Fort Ostell Museum

Here are Ponoka’s famous twins, Arthur and Allen Dickau celebrating their 20th birthday in 1942. The boys, the sons of Fred and Louise Dickau, grew up in and around our community, have made lots of friends, and last week they happily celebrated their 90th birthday. As we wish Arthur and Allen all the best, they would love to hear from old friends and neighbours, and I am quite sure that if you have been lucky enough to make their acquaintance over the years, that they never forgot when your birthday was.

Mrs. Win Edney served in the X-ray department for many years. Photos courtesy of Fort Ostell Museum


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Opinion Taxpayers will give Oda a $701K pension The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) estimates retired International Development Minister Bev Oda’s annual parliamentary pension will instantly start at $52,183, adding up to $701,464 by the time she reaches the age of 80. “Bev Oda’s lifetime pension should cover about 43,841 glasses of $16 orange juice,” said CTF national research director Derek Fildebrandt. “It’s wrong that she can collect $52,183 in annual pension benefits after only eight years on the job,” said CTF’s federal director Gregory Thomas. “Especially when the average new Canada Pension Plan monthly payment in 2012 is $534.10.” Under regulations adopted by cabinet, instead of investing pension funds

into the market, MPs simply pay themselves interest at the end of every quarter at a compounded annual rate of 10.4 per cent. The fund has grown by $69 million in the past 12 months and now tops $950 million. In 2010-11, taxpayers contributed $110.7 million, while parliamentarians chipped in $4.5 million, a $24.36 to $1 ratio. And the CTF estimates that taxpayers contributed $25.81 to the parliamentary pension plan in 2011-12 for each $1 that federal politicians contributed. “If Canadian’s don’t speak up this summer, MP pension reform will consist of little more than putting lipstick on a pig,” continued Thomas. “The prime minister must take real action and truly fix these outrageous pensions.”

Bibles for Missions can help Dear Editor: In reply to last week’s letter from L. Forrest. I am a volunteer at Bibles For Missions. We do have customers who use walkers and canes, and occasionally someone who uses a wheelchair. Our aim is to be of service to all who live in our community, regardless of

ability. If anyone wishes to shop at our store but feels unable to access the premises, please call us at 403-7900012 ands arrange a convenient time to come. We would be happy to provide whatever assistance you require. Vi Wells

New MLA busy getting to know the constituency It’s only been just six weeks and the constituency office is in full gear. Since my swearing in on May 15 there has already been a major list of accomplishments both provincially and locally. There is a new speaker in the Alberta Legislature. Gene Zwozdesky replaces long-time <LA Ken Kowalski. May 18 saw the opening of the local constituency office at #101-4892-46 Street in Lacombe. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays (closed over lunch hour). The phone number in that office is 403 782-7725. The Edmonton office is at 714 Legislative Annex, 9718-107 Street, Edmonton and that phone number is 780-422-1149. The spring legislative session opened May 24 with the speech from the throne, and the house sat until May 31. In that short time, we were able to accomplish the following: • We were able to convince the minister of culture to finally sit down with the Shen Yun Group . This group had been lobbying for a meeting with these officials for more than three years, to discuss their particular needs. • We exposed the government’s gag law of the Chief Electoral Officer and received a commitment from the justice minister to change it. In response to the Justice Major Report, MLA salaries have now been set at a flat rate, not tied to committees, and this shows transparency. This was done in the spirit of what the Wildrose party campaigned for. • We raised the alarm on low gas and oil pricing which will

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drop the governments revenues, thereby making the budgetary allocations impossible to achieve because of the lack of foresight. We also brought home the fact that there is no plan of how to deal with these lower revenues. There has also been major discussion on Bill 1, which was introduced into the House during the sitting and addresses concerns about first responders and health Rod Fox related issues in that field. The fall session of the legislature will MLA Lacombe-Ponoka allow us more discussion on that particular issue. In the Lacombe-Ponoka constituency I was pleased to attend several great functions — everything from the Blackfalds Days Parade in early June, to the opening of the Lacombe skateboard park. It has also been my pleasure to attend the Ponoka Stampede and the parade. It was also my honour to speak at the opening of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Ponoka. I was also able to attend the presentation of the Diamond Jubilee Medal to two deserving constituents. In addition, I was pleased to serve coffee for the Tim Hortons Camp Day in support of the Tim Horton Summer Camp program, and par-

ticipated in McHappy Day at McDonald’s, also in support of less fortunate children. School tours of the Legislative Assembly have been both fun and educational for students in elementary schools. I was able to visit with several of these school groups as they made their way through the legislature. The DARE program graduation was another highlight of last month’s activities as was the 100th anniversary celebration of Burnco, who is a major employer in this constituency. High school graduations at schools in this constituency took place through the months of May and June and I have tried to send individual scrolls to those students who achieved the distinction of graduating from their respective high schools. Congratulations to all of those hard working students on their success and I wish them the best in their future endeavors. The coming month looks to be filled with lots of summertime activities for communities including Lacombe Days, the Mirror centennial, the Clive centennial, Alix Aloha Days, Westerner Days and lots more. I am looking forward to attending several of these events as time and scheduling allows and also look forward to meeting more of you in the communities that I am proud to now serve as your sitting MLA . It is my intention to be available to all constituents on an ongoing basis and invite you to contact the constituency office if you have concerns that you feel I can assist with.

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Threatened by shooting Dear Editor: At about 11 p.m. on June 8, someone stopped their truck by my driveway and shot my Pyrenees dog. It was likely at nearly point-blank range. I was inside my house at the time and rushed out when I heard the shot. Sadly, I didn’t see the vehicle but it sounded like a pickup truck with a loud muffler. It drove away at high speed after spinning the tires in the gravel. I live in the country near Usona, and I know what “the code” is. If my dog’s making trouble, then I understand completely if it needs to be “dealt with.” But this happened in my driveway. I was just going to try to forget about things, but as time progresses, the absolute wrongness of what happened keeps sinking in. I had rushed my young dog to the vet, but he could not be saved. My thanks go to Dr. West for doing what he could. The next day, after some consideration, I thought I’d better let the RCMP know what had happened. Since there were no witnesses, of course, there is not much that they can do. That said, the RCMP member I spoke to was, indeed, surprised to hear of such a flagrant act, and confirmed that it is completely illegal, and not to mention reckless. Not the least of all this, of course, is that we lost a dear animal who had a heart of gold. Now I’m finding out how difficult this incident Dear Editor: I’d like to com- has been for my kids. As for myself, I think (hope?) mend reporters Jeffrey this is an isolated incident. However, the kids are Heyden-Kaye and now somewhat afraid to go outside. The area where Amelia Naismith. They the shooting happened is the area where they wait did an awesome job of for the school bus every morning. They want to put surveillance cameras out now, capturing action shots and at several angles to include passing traffic — throughout Stampede with night vision capability of course. Week in Ponoka. So, I wanted to just vent a little to the commuAll the amazing nity, I suppose. I don’t know if the perps were just colour photos provided drunk cowboys looking to spice up the Friday night a nice recap of the many routine of shooting mailboxes and signs. I would events and made this like to think a neighbour didn’t do it; at least in the edition of the Ponoka past if they had a grievance they had the guts to News especially inter- come and talk to me. esting for your readers. Is there someone out there who will continue to Great job. shoot country dogs? I don’t know, but I do hope that Wendy Rinsky people keep an eye on theirs because apparently it didn’t matter to somebody that my dog was at home. He was fair game anyway. Bonnie Meikle

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Dear Editor: In response to last week’s letter from Lori Derry: I’m unclear as to who was defecating. Was it humans or dogs leaving their defecations around? Listen, lady, would it kill you to bend over and actually pick up some of this trash yourself, instead of turning your nose up at it, maybe throw it in a receptacle instead and do us all some good. The Ponoka Stampede is famous for loud music and good times. There are several Churches in and around town that are reasonably quiet for respectable people such as you. Leave the partying to us and we promise we’ll come back next year and spend even more money in your awesome little town. Meanwhile, you can have it back for the rest of the 358 days of the year. Zachary Wilde, White Rock, B.C

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Town Times Come visit us: 5102 -48 Avenue; Ponoka, AB T4J 1P7 Come visit Phone: 403-783-4431 Fax: 403-783-6745 Email: town@ponoka.org Or Check us out Online: www.ponoka.org

NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS If You Have Not Paid Your Property Taxes, They Are Now Overdue & Penalties Have Been Applied! A Penalty of 10% of current taxes will be applied on all Town of Ponoka unpaid Property Taxes (due June 30, 2012). Outstanding amounts after August 31, 2012 will result in another Penalty of 3% of current taxes. If on January 1, 2013 taxes are still unpaid, a Penalty of 15% will be applied to the total amount owed.

Request for Proposals The Town of Ponoka is seeking submissions for the exclusive operation of the Concession at the Ponoka Culture & Recreation Complex. Information can be picked up at the Town Office, or by contacting Wes Amendt, Director of Community Services 403-783-0118.

Waste Transfer Station Hours Tuesday through Saturday – 10 am to 6 pm There is a minimum tipping fee of $7.50 per visit. There is no charge for compostable materials (grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, branches) or tires. Call 403-783-8328 for more information.

Did you know….? Your best protection against West Nile Virus is to use insect repellant with DEET, wear light-coloured long-sleeved shirts, pants and a hat, and staying indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. Visit website www.fightthebite.info or call toll-free 1-866-408-5465 for more information.

Recycling How To – Plastic Acceptable items: Any clean plastic container labeled with a Mobius Loop with a number 1 to 5 inside the arrows can be recycled in the PLASTICS bin at the recycling depot. Here’s what to look for on the bottom of your plastics container: Preparation tips: Remove lids and rinse. It’s okay to leave labels on. Items that can’t be recycled: Plastics without a Mobius Loop, Mobius Loop with the number 6 or 7 inside the arrows, toxic product containers, polystyrene (Styrofoam), soiled items, nonbeverage Tetra Paks, plastic film, plastic wrap, packaging and food wrappers go in the garbage. Plastic grocery bags are accepted at Hamilton’s IGA.

EVENTS AND RECREATION AQUAPLEX UPDATES: Public Swim 1-3 pm Monday thru Friday starting June 29th to August 30th. Register Now for Summer Swim Lessons!! Schedule on-line www.ponoka.org or call 403-783-0131

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We Welcome You to Ponoka’s Branding PRE-LAUNCH! Where: Kinsmen Hall

When: Wednesday July 18 @ 5:00pm.

MKM Marketing will be presenting an overview of the “Keep it Real” campaign and branding strategy, sneak peak at promotional materials, opportunities to participate in community initiatives, and allow for contribution and feedback from the community. We hope to see you there!

LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE YOUR NEIGHBOR! Here’s your last chance to nominate a person or group for the NOMINATE YOUR NEIGHBOR CONTEST at the Branding Pre-Launch. Simply submit a short description of the individual or group you wish to nominate and why. Winning entries will have their photos taken with a professional photographer and each receives a 10 play pass for swimming, racquetball or tennis along with a Town hoodie.

PONOKA’S TOWN WIDE GARAGE SALE Saturday, July 21, 2012 For more information call 403-783-3888.

Lacoka Lacrosse Association is hosting the Provincial B Lacrosse Championships July 13-15 at the Ponoka and Lacombe Arenas. Games go from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday with medal games on Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

COUNCIL UPDATES & BYLAW INFO Tree Trimming and Maintenance Please ensure trees located on private property are properly trimmed and are not encroaching onto back lanes, road sight lines, and sidewalks. Where a tree or shrub overhangs a sidewalk there must be a minimum clearance of 7.5 feet and 13.5 feet minimum clearance for a roadway or alley. If tree branches are close to power lines, please contact the Town Office at 403-783-4431 to arrange for trimming. Please help to keep Ponoka safe for all.

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What’ll ya bid? Prospective buyers watch as Miss Rodeo Sundre presents some artwork for auction July 1 at the Stagecoach Saloon. The Ponoka Stampede Art Auction raised $15,800. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Canadian economy supports more workers With Parliament adjourned until Sept. 17, it is a good time to look back on what we’ve accomplished over the last year. By far, the number 1 story over the last year has been the economy. Since July 2009, Canada has created nearly 760,000 net new jobs, and more than 90 per cent of these jobs are full-time. We are also taking the steps to help businesses hire new workers, like extending the Small Business Hiring Credit — a direct,

practical way to help the businesses at the heart of our economy continue to grow and hire more people. Our government is also working to help Canadians take advantage of the jobs the Canadian economy is creating, linking workers with employers and supporting skills training. For example, the third quarter program, which is now being rolled out across the country, helps workers over 50, while the Youth Employment Strategy is supporting younger workers. We are taking steps to streamline environBIDS WANTED mental assessments so ACREAGE FOR RENT that projects aren’t held ALBERTA TRANSPORTATION up in red tape. We have already shortened projAlberta Transportation is inviting interested parties to provide us ect review timelines with a bid for an acreage lease. from four years to 22 Property was purchased by Alberta Transportation for the future months, on average. road widening of Hwy 604 which will impact the acreage. LOCATION DESCRIPTION Within Lacombe County, 7 miles (11.2 km) west of Highway 2 on the south side of gravel Hwy 604. Paved Hwy 792 is 2.5 miles (4 km) west from acreage and another paved road travelling south to Hwy 12 is adjacent to the east boundary of the acreage. Legal description: part of NE 32-41-27-W4M. GENERAL DESCRIPTION Property is located on 19.8 acres with Gull Lake just minutes away to the west. The house is a 2011 modular home, as good as new. Floor space is 1530 sq ft and consists of kitchen/dining room, spacious living room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms have walk-in closets and master bedroom comes with attached 5 pc bathroom. Kitchen appliances are included. Deck on south side of house. Support buildings: 4 yr-old barn (24 x 36 ft) with concrete floor, inside are 2 horse stalls and 2 cattle pens; 6 sheds on skids ranging from 8 x 8 ft to 16 x 16 ft; open front shed (12 x 24 ft); calf shed (8 x 16 ft). Site services: power, water well, propane, septic tank & field. The property is in a nice private rural setting with mature trees and open areas and is crossed by a creek. There is room for horses and cattle.

We’re taking action to move toward a goal of ‘one project, one review.’ This means that we won’t wastefully duplicate the work of provincial agencies, while at the federal level we are consolidating the number of agencies involved from 40 to MP Blaine three. Of course, we are Calkins looking out for law abiding citizens by abolishing the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry that wasn’t keeping Canadians safe, only criminalizing honest hunters and farmers. We also promised to pass the Safe Streets and Communities Act within 100 sitting days of this session of Parliament. We delivered on our promise. No more house arrest for serious and violent criminals; tougher sentences for sexual offences against

Charting a new course for Alberta-Asia relations Asia Advisory Council Member Alberta will focus new energy and expertise on the growing economies of Asia with an advisory council of experts to advise on business, cultural and academic relations with Asia. We are looking for interested volunteers to serve on the council and help inform and advise on strategic priorities and how to best tap into the tremendous opportunities in the region.

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GENERAL CONDITIONS The bid must contain an amount representing a monthly rent payment, a time frame indicating a preferred lease start date and references. Acreage will be available starting August 15, 2012. Successful bidder must enter into a lease agreement with Alberta Transportation for at least one year with renewal options. A damage deposit in the amount of one month’s rent will be required. The tenant will be responsible for all costs associated with utility consumption. SUBMITTING A BID Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Regional Director, Alberta Transportation, Provincial Building, 401; 4920 – 51st Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6K8 up to 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 27, 2012. The attention of bidders is drawn to the “Public Service Act, Chapter P31, RSA 1980, Section 24” prohibiting Public Service employees from dealing on Crown lands. Bids to be marked on outside of sealed envelope “BID FOR LEASE AGREEMENT OF ACREAGE ON HWY 604, LACOMBE COUNTY”. Bids will be opened in public in the office of the Regional Director, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 27, 2012. Highest bid or any bid not necessarily accepted. In case of tie bids, first one received in the Regional Director’s office will get first consideration. OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, July 18, 2012 between 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. and Saturday July 21, 2012 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you require further information please call Alberta Transportation at 403-340-5166.

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children; and tougher sentences for organized drug crime. Not only that, but our government is also clarifying the law on citizen’s arrest. Canadians are outraged when the system appears to side with the criminal against the victim. We passed a bill to help make it clear what’s permissible in selfdefence and during a citizen’s arrest. We’ve also delivered support to ensure Canada’s retirement system remains sustainable for the seniors of today and tomorrow, while continuing to support our veterans and delivering tax relief for families, including the Family Caregiver Tax Credit, the Children’s Arts Tax Credit and the Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit. Our government will continue to listen to constituents concerns and pass legislation that will strengthen our country. Please contact my constituency office if you have any questions or concerns on any federally related matters, postage free, at: Bay #6A, 4612 - 50th Street, Ponoka, AB T4J 1S7; tel: 403-7835530; toll free: 1-800-665-0865 or visit my web site: www.blainecalkinsmp.ca or on twitter at www.twitter.com/blainecalkinsmp

School desires memorial Continued from page 3 Labrie and his students work with the Fort Ostell Museum, going through old newspapers for any information. Sometimes they find a name, and if they’re really lucky, a picture. Ponoka Composite High School applied for funding for a memorial project for its Hall of Valor. “Our school has really embraced the Cenotaph Project, and consequently our Remembrance Day ceremony is one of the most important assemblies at Ponoka Composite. Labrie found that the more involved you get in a project like this the more its importance becomes magnified every year. “The mission at the end of the day is to get through everybody. You don’t want to forget anyone. You don’t want to disappoint anyone,” Labrie said Labrie has always been interested in history, but more specifically its military aspects. “Why these guys would unselfishly give themselves” . . . That’s his million dollar question. “They made the ultimate sacrifice, they didn’t come home.”


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By Amelia Naismith On July 2 at 5:15 p.m. a complaint was filed about a possible intoxicated driver travelling on Highway 2, near Ponoka. The light brown Escalade was stopped by a sheriff. The 30-yearold, male driver was not intoxicated but was arrested on four outstanding warrants.

During a search of the vehicle marijuana was discovered. The driver was charged with careless driving and possession of a controlled substance. Liquor Theft A man in his 20s shoplifted a 1.14 L of Smirnoff from Liquor Town at 9 p.m., July 2. The shoplifter was wearing bag-

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Young girls including Shelby Provost, Cherokee Eagletail from Tsuu Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ina and Sessegun Larocque from Big Stone performed traditional, jingle and fancy dances to the delight of their families and friends.

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The next generation in Indian Country celebrated the powwow theme, Honouring the Maskwacis Elders. There were 430 dancers, including Jayden Johnson of the Samson Cree Nation. Photos by George Brown Ocean Raine from Louis Bull needs some help to get his bonnet tied on before dancing at the Ermineskin Powwow last weekend.

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School in Ugandan slums seeks donations Continued from page 4

Kafuma Richard, Kisirisa Muhanned, Kristin Keenan and Dawn Hallworth stand in front of AFFCAD’s Excel Education Centre with one of the school’s teachers. Photo submitted

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The walls are rotting and the roof is full of holes. When it rains the building floods and on warm days there are so many bodies per room it’s suffocating. “These children are so excited to have the opportunity to learn. There are no complaints from them at all. However I believe they deserve more,” Hallworth said. AFFCAD had planned to raise $1,000 by June 5 to help with the reconstruction of the school. But they had only raised $195 last time Hallworth checked. “I think everybody in this town has the ability to give even $10, which is a huge deal to them,” Hallworth said. Hallworth said. Hallworth wrote a letter to the citizens of Ponoka. She wanted it to be published in Ponoka News. A portion of that letter said: “I had the humbling opportunity to visit the poorest area in Kampala, the Bwaise slums. This area is a death trap for many children, with unsanitary water, rampant disease and HIV, lack of food and commercial sex trade of children as young as 12, there is little hope for a better future.” Another portion read, “I have had the privilege of being born in a developed country. I did nothing to deserve this life, just as the children of Bwaise did nothing to deserve the life they were born into.” Current projects of AFFCAD include: the ASK Project, the Emebet Education Project (EEP), the Revolving Fund Project (RFP), the Right to Justice and Equality Project, and the Work Camp 2012. ASK Project is Answers, Solutions and Knowledge relating to HIV/AIDS issues. International student volunteers come to Uganda to conduct faceto-face training workshops with Kampala high school students about HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. The Emebet Education Project provides free education scholarships to 20 orphaned, neglected or vulnerable children living with or affected by HIV/ AIDS between the ages of three and 14. The project also provides caretakers with scholastic materials. The Revolving Fund Project works to empower women and families with entrepreneurial skills. Priority is given to caretakers for children and families affected by HIV/ AIDS. A $50 loan is given to develop a small scale business. Hydraulic fracturing has already The Right to Justice and Equality Project is been used in more than 175,000 working to build a health education campaign for sex workers. The projCanadian natural gas wells without ect aims to “increase self-esteem, worth and harming drinking water. involvement, to seek and maintain a standardized quality of life in context of the declaration of hu12072MC0 man rights,” says the AFFCAD website. AFFCAD also runs a pen pal project. Some of the kids are able to write to school classes overseas. “The kids really seemed to love this and where able to name their pan pals and where they lived. Hallworth said. “I was wanting to see if there was any class or teacher that may be interested in taking this up Dig deeper: in the new school year, To learn the facts about responsible preferably grade 4 or 5.” For more informaCanadian natural gas development tion about AFFCAD and go to morefactslessfriction.ca their projects visit www. affcad.org

“And these kids, like, this is their bed too, this is their home. They’re kicked out of their bed in the middle of the night all the time. They never get to sleep. They have to leave when she has a customer,” Hallworth said. “Sometimes they have to watch it, they have to hear it,” Hallworth said, tears in her eyes. The four founding members of AFFCAD, Kisirisa Muhammed, Kufuma Richard, Nyombi Jaffar and Muggaga Brian Baya, also grew up in the slums of Kampala. In Kampala and the Bwaise slums people have to pay for clean water. Those who live in the slums have no clean water or sanitary living conditions. “It’s really cool to see, when you grow up with nothing to want to give something back. I thought that was amazing,” Hallworth said, referring to the four men in their early 20s who have been friends since childhood. The four men, especially Richard as he went to university, had a chance to leave and better their lives. But their families live in the slums, including Jaffar’s, who was more than 30 siblings and his father, who has more than seven wives. Walking through the slums, Hallworth said everyone seemed to respect them but they joked around with people. Hallworth was impressed that despite what they’d accomplished they had no superior attitude. It was in 2009 the four men started AFFCAD. Their first project was a Christmas party they held for the children of the slums, complete with a Santa and gifts. Next they worked with a health clinic to talk about the spread of HIV and teach condom use to sex trade workers. In 2011 they created their Excel Education Centre. It consists of three rooms, 20 ft. by 20 ft. and each room holds more than 50 kids. Teachers are unpaid volunteers, so their attendance is sporadic.

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CARRIER OF THE MONTH Congratulations to William Wareham

Dave Wilson of CEDA (left), Rick Wierzba (centre), Ponoka Stampede Association president and Neil McLaren, general manager at Ponoka Chrysler Jeep Dodge present the Stampede truck to winner Betty McMillen of Ponoka. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Winner nearly loses giveaway truck By Amelia Naismith The winner of the Ponoka Stampede Dodge Giveaway Truck almost let the vehicle slip through her fingers. Betty McMillen, the winner of the truck, had won two meal tickets from Bob Ronnie before the Stampede began. At the dinner the ends of her meal tickets were collected and put in the draw for the Dodge truck. Making her way to the grandstand during the Stampede McMillen tripped but she held on to her truck tickets. Once she made it up to the second

level the wind blew one of the tickets from her grasp. McMillen and her friend looked at each other. Because McMillen had just tripped, her friend made the long climb back down to retrieve the ticket before the wind took it farther away. To this day McMillen doesn’t know if it was the winning ticket that blew to the ground or the other one she had, but her friend predicted the one that hit the ground would win her the truck. Perhaps it did, perhaps it didn’t but in the end McMillen still has a new Dodge truck.

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Stampede volunteer wins cattle raffle Ponoka Stampede cattle raffle director Joe Dodds presents Bryon Schimpf of Ponoka with a cheque for $40,000, in lieu of 40 head of cattle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got no place to put them,â&#x20AC;? the raffle winner joked. Schimpf has been a volunteer with the Stampede for 30 years and received his raffle ticket as a Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day gift. His was also the first ticket out of the draw.

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- 1572 sqft, 2 bdrms & 2 baths - Master w Ensuite & Balcony - 2.42 acres, only 9 km from Ponoka! - Large Kitchen w WI pantry - Vaulted Pine ceilings - Upstairs Master w 3pc ensuite & Balcony - Stunning property w natural landscaping

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- Excellent investment - 1850 sq. ft. 4 level split OPPORTUNITY IN WETASKIWIN - 3 bdrms & 2 baths - 4 bdrms & 4 baths - NEW ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, cabinetry, trim, - Perfect for a growing $YHQXH3RQRND family lightning, bathrooms & fresh - Large attached double garage 1 RUWK(QGRIWKH2OG,URQ+RUVH5HVWDXUDQW paint  - Fenced back yard & spacious deck -All new appliances - Prime cul-de-sac location -Nothing left to do; just move in!

- 2.5 acres with 7 yr old home - 1791 sq ft bungalow - 6 bdrm, 3 baths - Fully ďŹ nished - Landscaped yard

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- 1002 sq ft 2bdrm bungalow - New paint, eaves, some ďŹ&#x201A;ooring & electrical - New fence, 10x20 detached garage - Located near downtown & schools - Very neat & clean

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- 4 yr old mobile in excellent condition - 3 bdrm/ 2 bath - Large partially covered deck - Corner treed lot & shed - Quick possession

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-1172 sq ft, 6 bdrms & 3 baths -Extensive Upgrades! -All Triple Glazed windows -Beautiful hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;ooring -Open ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan -Large 97 x 112 Lot $279,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Call Deb

- Par 3 Golf Course - 1350 sq. ft. home, club house, shop, shed, campground & equipment - 35.5 acres, treed with lush greens/fairways - 30 stall campground - East of Pigeon Lake - $4750 gas/oil revenue/yr

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BI-LEVEL ON LARGE LOT REDUCED

- 1215 sq ft bi-level - 3+1 bdrm, 2 baths - Large covered deck - 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x135â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fenced lot - 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; heated garage - Lots of potential

$219,900 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Call Todd

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- 3.06 acres - TerriďŹ c building opportunities - Great view of Gull Lake - CR zoning allows for a few animals - Minutes to a public boat launch - Centrally located for an easy commute

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The joy of golf I have never been much of a golfer, but I admire all those who are, and really enjoy watching all those great pros going head-to-head each weekend on those fabulous and challenging courses throughout the world. It is hard to forget my early adventures as a kid chasing around the Ponoka Community Golf Course, and even though I golfed cross-handed and had a pretty mean hook, I could hammer the ball pretty good, and really loved to rub shoulders with everyone else out there having a good time amongst nature’s splendour. This week’s column is dedicated to all golfers everywhere, and no matter what each round may bring, please get the best out of your game, just for the great exercise and the fun of it all. • You may never have shot your age, but you have likely scored your cholesterol count many times. • You can hit a two-acre fairway 10 per cent of the time and a two-inch branch 90 per cent of the time. • The shortest distance between two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the centre of a large tree, and usually results in a stroll through the rough or a stop at the drink tent. • If you want to get better at golf go back and start at a much earlier age. Show the same respect for the golf course as you would for your own back yard, and please replace the divots. • Golf appeals to the child in all of us, as proven by the frequent inability to count past the number five, and insisting that your score pencil has a good eraser. • Does your idea of a super athlete include John Daly hitting a 350-yard drive, then heading off down the fairway sipping a frosty one with a cigarette dangling off his lip? • Always remember hazards attract and fairways repel. A ball that you can see in the rough 50 yards away is usually not yours, and if two balls are in the bunker, yours is likely the one in the foot print. • All golfers can usually put a nifty draw or a fade on their ball, but not too many can put a ‘straight’ on the ball. It’s surprising

Mike Rainone Hammertime how easy it is to hole a 50-foot putt when you are lying 10. • Every golf match is a test of your skill against your opponent’s luck. The difference between a whiff and a practise swing is that nobody curses after the practise swing. • Always make sure that you yell ‘fore’ before the body hits the ground. I don’t enjoy playing video golf because there’s nothing to throw. One of the first commandments of golf is that thou shalt not imitate a stunt driver in your golf cart, and that thou shalt not pick up a lost ball until it stops rolling. • If profanity had any influence on the flight of the golf ball, most everyone would play better. Golf is a lot harder than baseball, because in golf you have to play your foul balls. • Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is yourself. Always remember that the game of golf is 90 per cent mental and 10 per cent self-induced. • In 1923 Gene Sarazen won most of the important golf championships available at the time, including the United States Open and the coveted PGA title. He played until he was 92 and died at the age of 95, and was financially solvent at the time of his death. Moral of the story: Stop worrying so much about finances and start playing more golf. • A man’s boss phoned one afternoon and asked him if everything was OK at the office. He assured him that although it was so busy and he was rushed off his feet, he had it all under control. “Can you do me a favor?” the boss asked. “Of course, what is it?” the man asked. “Speed up a little, because I’m in the foursome behind you!” • Beverly was a 90-yearold veteran golfer who had played every day since her retirement 25

years ago. One day she came home and informed her 103-year-old husband she was quitting golf because although she could still hit the ball straight and long, with her bad eyesight she can’t see where it went. Her husband insisted despite his age his eyesight was perfect, and she could continue to play the game she loved if she took him along to be her ‘ball spotter.’ So next day the happy senior couple headed out to the course together, and on the first tee she hit a mighty drive down the fairway, then turns to her husband and asks, “Did you see the ball?” “Of course I did,” replied Gus. “I have perfect eyesight,.” “Then where did it go?,” Bev asked. “I don’t remember,” he sheepishly replied. • Funniest golf joke of the week comes as husband and wife watch their cruise ship sink out of sight. “When you put your golf clubs into the lifeboat ahead of me, I knew where I stood in this relationship,” she uttered. Think summer and sun, and have a great week, all of you!

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This home has had major upgrades including oak cabinets, LARGE newer bathroom, laminate flooring, breaker box and some upgraded windows. Single detached garage is insulated, dry walled and has 220 wiring. Large fenced yard is a bonus. Rear and front decks are not even one year old!! Very nice home for under $200,000.00!!

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Affordable and close to schools! This very well kept home has a perfect location near schools and shopping. Large rear entry, spacious kitchen with upgraded cabinets, open loft and nice size lot on a quiet, beautifully treed street. Priced in the $150,000.00’s for a quick sale.

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Practise sun, heat safety Ponoka-area residents heading outdoors this week are reminded to protect themselves and their families from the harmful effects of the sun. With rising temperatures, there is an increased risk of heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or sunstroke. “Temperatures are forecast to hit the high twenties and even low thirties this week. We want to remind residents to take precautions to stay healthy and safe,” says Dr. Digby Horne, medical officer of health for the central zone of Alberta Health Services. To avoid sunburns and heat-related illness, Dr. Horne recommends: • Applying a sunscreen of at least sun protection factor (SPF) 30, at least 20 minutes before going outside. Be sure the SPF 30 screens out both UVA and UVB rays, and reapply frequently. • Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses (with a UVA/UVB CSA certified seal). If possible, wear light-coloured long pants and long-sleeved shirts that cover skin. • Drinking lots of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated. Dr. Horne also urges parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in the car.

“Leaving children in cars, for any minute length of time, can cause dangerous overheating.” If you feel dizzy, nauseous and faint, you may be suffering from heat exhaustion. Drink plenty of water and get into a shaded area. Hot weather can also cause heat stroke. Symptoms include high body temperature, lack of sweat, disorientation, fainting, and unconsciousness. Move the person to a shaded area, remove their outer clothing and shoes, wrap them in a wet towel, and get medical attention as soon as possible. These guidelines are particularly important for individuals who are at greater risk of suffering from a heat-related illness, such as young children and older adults. Excessive heat may also aggravate underlying medical illness such as congestive heart failure. “Residents need to pay attention to their bodies. Normal activity that is safe on a cool day might be dangerous for you on a hot day. If you start to feel overheated, stop your activity immediately, seek shade and drink fluids,” advises Dr. Horne. To speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week, residents can call Health Link Alberta, toll free at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).

Pre-launch event for Keep it Real campaign The Town of Ponoka and MKM Marketing will host a branding prelaunch event at 5 p.m. July 18 at the Kinsmen Hall. There will be a general agenda but everyone is welcome to drop in between 5 and 7 p.m. Sarah Olson, economic development officer, said MKM will begin with a reminder presentation of what branding is and why it is important to Ponoka. This will be followed by a review of what MKM heard from the public in the visioning session and stakeholder interviews. “They will also present an overview of the Keep it Real campaign and the branding strategy behind it,” Olson said. “They will explain the creative and people will get a sneak peak at upcoming promotional materials. The evening is meant as connecting point with the community and will provide opportunities for feedback and for the community to connect with the town’s brand and our programs.” Branding started with a meeting last winter to get an idea of how residents feel the town should be marketed.

Feedback also came from interviews with businesses and community leaders. The dominating theme will be the idea of authenticity and the slogan, Keep it Real. Research from the project showed residents wanted to be known not just for being a rodeo town. The brand is designed to show that Ponoka is a place where people can be true to who they are. Although some nominations have been received, there is one last chance for people to nominate their neighbor for the contest. We will also introduce the shoot date and the local photographer for the winner’s professional photography session. There will be forms for the Pride in Your Property contest, where you can nominate yourself or someone else for best kept or most improved properties for a chance of winning free utilities. There will also provide opportunities to participate in the summers end global video shoot, introduce the open air market and pop up shop ideas.

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Swap to Stop doubles success By Amelia Naismith Swap to Stop, a campaign aimed at reducing tobacco use in rural communities and by rodeo athletes, improved its campaign and found success at the Ponoka Stampede. Between 2,000 and 2,300 people attended the three booths and took information for themselves or a family member. Also, 12,000 units of Nicorette gum were given out. “We were very pleased with the rodeo” said Laura Fitzgerald of Alberta Limited and a campaign organizer. Fitzgerald said the team made contact with double the amount of people they had at the Grande Prairie Stampede. According to Fitzgerald this is because there was more information available at the Ponoka Stampede and it went for longer. People they’d seen in Grande Prairie came to talk to them at Ponoka. Fitzgerald said. “Word of mouth played a big part in it.” The campaign team also went out into the crowd to talk to those who they’d seen often. Fitzgerald said conversations on the subject were more open at the Ponoka Stampede. Also, compared to Grande Prairie, Fitzgerald

found that Ponoka had a smaller smoking section. She said her team actually had to find the smokers when they arrived. “Ponoka’s much more careful in how they plan,” Fitzgerald said. “That Ponoka rodeo was unbelievable.” Swap to Stop is planning to go to the CFR, but because of the success of the campaign they want to attend other summer rodeos.

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Lacoka Lacrosse hosts provincial championships Submitted Arenas in Ponoka and Lacombe will be filled this weekend with young lacrosse players in search of a provincial championship banner to hang in their home arena. The top 23 teams representing the different lacrosse leagues from across Alberta will begin play on Friday morning, July 13 at 9 a.m. and play in a round robin format with the medal games to determine the provincial champions set to go on Sunday, July 15.

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The Lacoka Servus Credit Union Junior lacrosse team travelled to High River on July 7 and 8 for the tier III provincial championships. The Locos, who finished the regular season in third place with a 9-5 record, took on the second-place Brooks Drillers (9-3-2) in the first semifinal, while the first-place High River Heat played the fourth-place Calgary Wranglers in the other semifinal. Brooks opened the scoring at 17:27 of the first and scored again at 13:48 to put the Locos behind the 8-ball early. Trevor Anderson scored at the 8:24 mark on a nice pass from Doug Wing to make it 2-1 but Brooks scored two more in the first to lead 4-1 at the end of one period. Skyler Sargeant scored an unassisted goal to made it 4-2 at 15:31 of the second. Brooks answered that goal less than a minute later to again go up by three. The

Lacoka team then scored back-to-back goals 14 seconds apart by Mack Hawthorne, assisted by Anderson and Reed St. Denis to make the score 5-4. Brooks added one more with 3:21 to go in the period to lead 6-4 after the second period. The Locoka Juniors, despite being out-manned, came out strong in the third, playing solid defence and strung together three goals in 80 seconds to take a 7-6 lead. The first, by Braeden Grant came from Sargeant and Hawthorne on the power play at 11:16; Sargeant got his second of the game at 10:38 on a nice individual effort and Grant got his second from Anderson and Hawthorne 10 seconds later on a nice break off the faceoff. Brooks battled back with the tying goal at the 9:05 mark. Hawthorne responded less than a minute later with his second of the game from Jayden Hubbard

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Locos turn game around at provincial championship Continued from page 20 to again go up by one and then scored their ninth goal of the game another minute later on a nice quick stick goal by Taylor Wass from Sargeant on the power play to make it 9-7. Brooks would not go quietly as they battled back to make it 9-8 with 4:28 remaining and then scored the tying goal on the power play with only 1:37 left in the third period. The two teams then played a full 10-minute overtime period that saw some terrific goaltending at both ends of the floor and no scoring. The Brooks team pulled off the victory in this exciting back and forth game 25 seconds into the second overtime period for the 10-9 win. The victory put the Brooks team into the gold medal game against the host High River Heat, who defeated the Calgary Wranglers 12-4 in the other semifinal, leaving the Locos to play the Wranglers for the bronze on Sunday. Lacoka goalie Zac Atsinger, an affiliated midget player was named MVP for the Locos. In the bronze medal game on Sunday, the Wranglers scored first at the 16:39 mark of the first but Sargeant replied at the 13:59 mark to even the score at 1-1. The Wranglers went ahead at 11:57 and Hawthorne

replied 30 seconds later to tie the score at 2-2. Again the Wranglers went ahead at the 10:59 mark and again the Locos would tie the game on a goal by St. Denis from Hawthorne at the 9:24 mark. For a fourth time the Wranglers would go ahead at the 6:33 mark only to have Carter Waldbauer score on a great individual effort at 5:45 to once again tie the game. Calgary would add two more to lead 6-4 after the first period. Coach Wes Amendt must have said something to turn things around as the Locos came out in the second playing a tighter defensive game. The Lacoka boys scored four in a row in the second on goals by Hawthorne, St. Denis from Luke Andreeff, Sargeant from St. Denis and Hawthorne this time from Wass to take a 8-6 lead. The Wranglers managed a late goal with only 29 seconds left in the period to close the gap to 8-7. That was all the Wranglers would get as goalie Zac Atsinger closed the door and the Locos added four more in the third period on goals from Grant, Wass (2) from Hubbard and Sargeant, and Sargeant getting his third of the game unassisted to close out the scoring for the 12-7 win and the bronze medal.

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Cancer survivor has zest for life By Jeff Hansen St. Albert Gazette The biggest victory for lacrosse player Carter Makofka was beating cancer. On Oct. 18, 2010, Makofka was diagnosed with stage 3S Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which meant the cancer had gone through his lymph system and into his spleen. The next day he started chemotherapy, but was later classified as a rapid responder. The fourth and final round of chemotherapy ended on Dec. 29, followed by the 14th and last radiation treatment on Feb. 25, 2011. In March, his one-year post-treatment tests came back clear and cancer free. An emotional Makofka described his battle against cancer as “overwhelming.” “It’s been a long one, a hard one. It not only took a toll on me but on my family too,” said the teary-eyed Grade 8 student at Mecca Glen School east of Ponoka. Makofka’s story inspired his bantam B head coach, Curtis Huchkowski, to nominate the Lacoka Locos’ creaseman for consideration for the Jeremy Richardson Memorial Trophy. It’s presented annually at the Jeremy Richardson Memorial Baggataway Tournament hosted by the St. Albert Rams Lacrosse Club. “I’ve had the pleasure of coaching him for six years now. He has shown dedication, perseverance, hustle, leadership and a zest for life that cannot be matched. His smile lightens up the room and is a constant source of entertainment,” said Huchkowski, who had to compose himself several times during his speech at the recent award presentation. “Carter is an incredible young man who always has a smile on his face and a passion for life. He is very positive, hard working and an instrumental part of our team. He has not once said he can’t make a practice or a game even if he’s completely exhausted from his battle with cancer.” The Rams renamed their annual tournament in Richardson’s memory and dedicated a trophy in his honour after the former St. Albert Saints’ hockey player and Rams’ lacrosse product died of malignant melanoma on Nov. 5, 2005 at the age of 23. Richardson’s parents, Mitch and Robin, wife Gillian, and sister Jordie presented the trophy, a new lacrosse stick and a gigantic chocolate bar from Mayor Nolan Crouse to Makofka after the Locos defeated the Sherwood Park Titans en route to their gold medal triumph in the tournament. “I’m very honoured,” Makofka said. “I went through a tough time and I know what he went through.” Multi-sport star Richardson grew up in St. Albert excelling in lacrosse and hockey. The high-scoring forward was instrumental in the Saints reaching the Alberta Junior Hockey League final in 2003. He also played a pivotal role on one of the first junior teams the Rams put together. Richardson also played three years of junior

Carter Makofka of the Lacoka Locos bantam B lacrosse team, is the recipient of the 2012 Jeremy Richardson Memorial Trophy. Making the presentation to the cancer survivor was Richardson’s dad and mom, Mitch and Robin, Richardson’s wife, Gillian, and sister Jordie. lacrosse as one of the top scorers with the Edmonton Miners and was named MVP in a game at the 2003 Minto Cup national championship. He was also the first Ram to be drafted in the National Lacrosse League, selected in the third round, 27th overall, by the Calgary Roughnecks in 2003. That same year in August, Richardson was diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma and underwent multiple surgeries and treatments at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. When the treatments were exhausted, he participated in numerous clinical trials over 18 months at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. Richardson said the happiest day of his life was marrying Gillian Rauw on Sept. 3, 2005. Two months later he died. The Miners dedicated their 2006 season to Richardson’s memory and retired his No. 23 jersey, the first number retired in team history. They also renamed the team’s offensive player of the year award in his honour. It was a bittersweet moment for Makofka’s parents, Niki and Kyle, to witness the presentation. “Under normal circumstances it is an honour, but the fact that both Carter and Jeremy and our families share this cancer connection really makes this award even more personal,” Mrs. Makofka said. “We are thankful that Jeremy and Carter have more things in common than both of them receiving devastating cancer diagnoses. They both have traits which include determination, spirit, and of course, a love for lacrosse.” Loves lacrosse Makofka was anxious to get back on the floor with the Locos, a combination of players from Ponoka and Lacombe, despite the treatments. “I love the sport. I love the coaches and I love the players. They’re great guys,” said the sixth-year lacrosse player who made his bantam zone team for the 2012 Alberta Summer Games. Niki said there were concerns about how the side effects from the treatments would affect her son.

“Carter was determined to play and we knew he just wanted his normal life back,” she said. “His coach, Curtis, said should I hold him back and I said, ‘No. Let him do what he wants to do.’ He went for it and has never looked back. He didn’t miss a game or practice to any sickness or ill effects of his treatment plan and managed to score points in each game he played that year even though there were times he was feeling exhausted and short of breath.” Mrs. Makofka said sports gave her son something to focus on other than the treatments. “It helped make him feel like a normal child. It was the thing he could count on and put his energies into,” she said. “Throughout his treatments he lost his hair, which he said was the hardest for him, but he stayed in school. His grades went up. He was the leading scorer on his basketball team all throughout the treatments, even with his bald head. His teammates were incredible to him and he had a lot of school support from his teachers and principal. They all really rallied around him.” Makofka’s positive attitude played a major role in the war against cancer. “It helped him and our family (including his sister, Callie) survive the diagnosis and treatment. It didn’t take the nurses long to figure out that Carter was a funny, outgoing kid. Every day we saw him, no matter how terrible he was feeling, he would smile and make the nurses laugh when they came in to take care of him. He never once asked, ‘Why me?’ His motto was, ‘OK, let’s do this.’

Mrs. Makofka stressed the personal attention her son received at the Edmonton Children’s Stollery Hospital and the Cross Cancer Institute helped make a difference. “They gave him such excellent care,” she said. “He is not out of the woods yet, and it doesn’t sound like he is ever out of the woods necessarily, but he will be tested every three months for the next two years and then every six months. We actually have a 20-year plan of testing for him. “He is good now and we just keep moving forward.”


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Talented athletes to attend Summer Games By Amelia Naismith Ponoka’s talented athletes are gearing up to attend the 2012 Alberta Summer Games, July 26 to 29 in Lethbridge. Up-and-coming triathlon star Zoe McCormick is going to the Games for the first time this year. McCormick grew up watching her sister have a lot of success in the sport and four years ago she put on her swim suit, donned her helmet, and laced her shoes for the first time. When McCormick came in second at the Sylvan Lake Triathlon she knew she was going to be heading south this summer. “I was happy. I was surprised,” McCormick said. McCormick loved the sport from the beginning. “It challenges me a lot.” But she didn’t always have the success she’s now achieving. In the beginning McCormick didn’t train much. “I wasn’t placing really well. It just hurt a lot more because I wasn’t training.” In March McCormick joined the True North Triathlon club in Red Deer to help her train for the Summer Games. She attends the club twice a week. “It’s really fun. There’s really good people involved.” Now McCormick swims five times a week and goes for either a run or biking too.

McCormick usually races against around 40 girls, there will be about 20 in her only race during the Summer Games. “I’m more nervous because the people are better. It’s more competitive,” McCormick said. McCormick isn’t the only one excited for her upcoming race, her mother is too. “I’m excited for her to be a part of it. It’s neat to see her having success in it.” Now that the Games are approaching ,McCormick feels she needs to train even more. “I don’t know how good the people are,” McCormick stated. Lacrosse player heads south for summer Lacrosse player Carter Makofka will also be going to the Games for the first time. Makofka started playing lacrosse seven years ago after attending a Calgary Roughnecks game. “It just seemed like a fun sport to play,” Makofka said. “I like the intensity of it.” Makofka was told he was going to the Summer Games after a game in Didsbury. “I’m so excited.” “I think it’s quite an honour to go play at the summer games.” And Makofka isn’t the only one from his team going south this summer. “The team’s very proud,” Makofka

said. Softball player slides into Summer Games Zone 4 softball player Carmen Lomas will attend her first Summer Game; she went to the Winter Games for volleyball. Lomas has been playing softball since she was five or six. “I enjoy the competition of it.” During her first year Lomas played on a boys’ team. “They liked to bug me a lot,” she said, chuckling. Lomas’s mother signed her up for Summer Game tryouts. Her first one was in March and her second in June. Lomas knew the night of her second tryout that she was heading to the Games. “I was really excited, I couldn’t stop smiling.” Lomas has already hit two home runs this season, but when it comes to the Games her stomach isn’t always as steady as her bat. “Sometimes there are butterflies. I try to calm myself down but is doesn’t always work.” But not knowing about the competition is something that excites Lomas and she can’t wait to meet new people there. Hector Ibarra of Ponoka is attending the Alberta Summer Games for soccer. Nicole Dupuis, James Wood and Mikayla Tolsma, all from Clive, will also compete in the Summer Games.

Barrel racer tutors next generation

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By Amelia Naismith Another class of barrel racing students recently got the opportunity to climb into the saddle and learn from one of the best. Last week legendary barrel racer and clinician Charmayne James, as well as Heather Heath, were at the Ponoka Ag Event Centre teaching the finer points of barrel racing at a clinic hosted by Lisa Nault. “The clinic’s going really good. People are working hard and really paying attention to what they’re doing with their eyes and hands and body,” said James. “They’re a great bunch, real willing to learn.” James did her first clinic in 2001, in Brazil. There were 40 students, most spoke Portuguese and had interpreters. “It was a great way to break into clinics,” James said. James had a passion for helping horses and the riders. With the clinics she’s bringing to the masses the style of riding that brought her so much success. Another big part of James’s success was her partner Gills Bay Boy, known to the rest of the world as Scamper. Scamper took his last ride to greener pastures and died July 4. “He was tough. He was the toughest horse that ever lived. We miss him,” James said. But Scamper will never really be gone. Five years ago James cloned him and Clayton was brought into the world. After Scamper the bloodline would have been lost, that’s what made James decide on cloning. “We’re just really glad to have those bloodlines passed along,” James said.

Zoe McCormick races along the final event of a triathlon so fast she spills her drink.

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CARA Sanctioned Rodeo Sponsored by the Tees Ag. Society Slack August 3 at 5:00 p.m. Rodeo & Races - August 4 & 5, 2012 Starting at Noon Charmayne James conducts a question and answer period with riders of her barrel racing clinic. Photo by Amelia Naismith

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July 7th, 1919 - July 6th, 2012 Our beloved mother, grandmother and best friend passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6th, 2012, one day prior to her 93rd birthday. She will be fondly remembered as a kind and loving person who always thought of others first. Born in Vegreville (nee Stroh) and moving to Stony Plain at an early age, she was the youngest of 6 children. Upon completing school she moved to Saskatoon where she met and later married Gerald Woodfin in 1944. To this union there were born three children: Larry, Donna and Brenda. Pat lived in Saskatoon raising her family until Gerald passed away in 1961. In 1966, Pat married Ron Williams of Ponoka. She continued to reside in Ponoka, following Ron’s death in 1973, devoting her life to her children, grandchildren and friends. She leaves to mourn her children and their families: Larry and Sandy Woodfin of Ponoka, Donna and Dale Camp of Falun and Brenda and Ralph Zilkie of Wetaskiwin; her step-children Don, Lorne and Ken Williams and their families; as well as numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews; and special friends Evelyn and Jim Dunham and Noreen Johnson. Mom is finally at peace. She will always be remembered for the caring and kindness she gave to everyone. If desired, memorials can be made in her name to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of individual choice. At her request there will be no funeral service and she will be interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery (Military Field of Honor) in Saskatoon. The family would like to thank Dr. Halse for the care he provided to our mother for the past several years, as well as a very special thank you to the staff of the Ponoka General Hospital for the wonderful care provided to our mother. To express condolences to Pat’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

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KELLY George William (Bill) 1929 - 2012 On June 30th, 2012, Bill Kelly of Camrose, AB passed away at the age of 82, after a valiant battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Carole and daughter, M.J.; son-in-law, Tim Johnson; step-grandchildren, Cortney and Andrew (Erika); step great-grandson, Jaden; step-daughter, Colleen (Mike) Schultz; step-grandchildren, Kyler, Landon and Dalton; step-son Darren (Trish (Robert and John)) Johnson; step-grandchildren, Candice, Karlee, Tyson and their mother Lynn Johnson; brother, Charles Edward Jr.; sister, Ethel Susan Lang; as well as, many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Velda; son, Freddie; sister, Margaret; father, Charles Edward and mother Lillian. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Camrose United Church (4829-50th St., Camrose, AB T4V 4W7). Condolences may be made at www.weberfuneralhome.ca WEBER FUNERAL HOME (CAMROSE) 780-672-3131

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Evelyn (Hagemann) Cash 1927-2012 Passed away June 30, 2012 in Quesnel, B.C. A Memorial Service will be held in Quesnel, at the Lutheran Church, August 8th, at 2 p.m.

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WELDERS WANTED! Fab & Tank experience preferred Journeyman & 3rd Year

Excellent pay and working conditions within 10 kms of Ponoka Long term stable employment. C.W.B. an asset Email: wdafoe@BMT-tank.com lisamcclellan@aol.com Misc. Help

880

SERVICE/INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN Opportunity: Join our team in Ponoka immediately and experience long term employment with a growing company with opportunity for growth and advancement in the Agriculture sector. Duties: This is a full time, permanent position based in Ponoka, AB. The successful applicant will join our service team in providing service and installation of new equipment on dairies throughout Central Alberta. Qualifications: We will provide on the job training along with industry and product specific training in an ongoing basis. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems will be an asset, as well as welding and fitting.

Trades

850

BLUERIDGE LUMBER INC. looking for a 3rd & 4th Class power engineer to operate thermal liquid heating system. Excellent compensation and benefits Submit resume to: Box 87, Blue Ridge, AB, T0E 0B0. Email: jeff.victor@westfraser.com

Boundary Technical Group Inc. Is now hiring for:

~TECHNOLOGIST (Party Chief) ~ TECHNICIAN (Rodman)

or email to

Chinook Dairy Service Ltd. 4508 - 65 St Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Ph: 403-783-2577 3206 - 6th Ave N Lethbridge, AB T1H 5C3 Ph: 403-328-2569

A&B PIPELINERS in Athabasca is accepting resumes for Class 1 Truck Drivers with experience loading/unloading equipment, jeep, booster, low bed and wheeler. Visit http:// www.abpipeliners.com for more details and other employment opportunities. Send resumes to: Fax 403-265-0922: Email hr@abpipeliners.com.

BUSY CENTRAL AB company req’s exp’d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. Assigned truck, exc. wages and benefits pkg. Paid extras. Family orientated. Resume and abstract fax to 403-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm

In the Red Deer and surrounding area Boundary offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as an RRSP program. We are a Construction/ Land survey company based in Airdrie.

Business Opportunities

CASE IH EQUIPMENT DEALER in Rimbey is now accepting applications for an

870

RESTAURANT KITCHEN FOR LEASE

All set-up and ready to go for you! Call 403-352-3030 For more details

Business Opportunities

870

BE YOUR OWN BOSS and make money by the loads! Open a MAYTAG equipped LAUNDRY store. We’ll help you get started. Commercial Laundry Distributors 1-800-663-2646.

880

Misc. Help

880

BOBCAT SERVICES Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.

BOBCAT SERVICE • Snow Removal • Driveways & Parking Lots • Post-Hole Augering - 6, 9, 12, 15 • Corral Cleaning • Grading & Construction Call 403-783-2764 403-588-0599 CallJim JimAshbough Ashbough 783-2764ororCell: Cell: 588-0599 Jack Surbey 403-783-5283 Cell: 403-588-0597 Jack Surbey 783-5283orCell: 588-0597

CONCRETE

Hamilton’s requires an

Asst. Grocery Manager 40 hrs/week • Full benefits

NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: 1 Class 1 Driver, 1 Loader Operator/Crusher experience would be an asset. Contact Brian 780-842-5229; Fax resume 780-842-5245; fitzagg@gmail.com

Please send resume to: FAX: (403) 948-4924 or email: tanya.dowie@btgi.ca

Job duties to include all aspects of assisting the Grocery Manager with running the grocery department.

Apply with resume and salary expectation in a sealed envelope Attn. Jim Hamilton to: Customer Service 4502 50 Street

Over 30 years experience Specializing in: - Curbs/Sidewalks - Drive ways - Basement Floors - Stamped Concrete - Exposed Concrete

Free Estimates

Leo Cabral

Serving Ponoka & Area Ph: 403-783-6428 Cell: 403-783-1905

TREE SALES & SERVICE

Apprentice or Journeyman / Heavy Duty Mechanic

with Ag experience. We offer year round employment, competitive salary, excellent benefits and a positive, friendly work environment. If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful growing organization, then forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Paula Box 140 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Fax (403) 843-2790 Email paulam@futureag.ca EXPERIENCED repair person or HD Mechanic to work in Clive area shop. Exp. working on highway tractors and trailers, Class 3 an asset. We offer an 8:30-5 work day. All tools supplied. Health and dental benefits. Fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853.

Applications: Please fax your resume to

petem@chinookdairy.com

860

Misc. Help

Rewards: Dependent on experience. We do carry Group Health Plans and Group RRSP.

403-328-2759

Truckers/ Drivers

Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: Assembly Department: Industrial Painters, Electrical Technicians; Welders (Journeyman or Apprentice); and Labourers. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Please forward resume to hr@ petrofield.com or Fax 403 742-1905

SO004828

Ponoka- located 1.5 Miles North of High School Phone (403) 783-5072 Cell: (403) 704-5384 www.brtrees.com

CONSTRUCTION

Required Immediately Journeyman Automotive / Heavy Duty Technician Duties: School Bus Maintenance and Repairs.

School Bus Drivers Full-Time Pay for Part-Time Work! Regular Routes and Spare Driver Positions Available

Do you currently work part-time or are you semi-retired and bored? • Use some of your spare time to make extra cash! Are you a stay-at-home parent with small kids? • Take them along with you! Car seats are available! Qualification Desired: Class 2 Operators License with a satisfactory Drivers Abstract and Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check WE WILL TRAIN SUITABLE CANDIDATES. We offer: • Well maintained buses with automatic transmissions • Bus compounds in Ponoka and Wetaskiwin • No experience - no problem. We will train you for a Class 2 License.

Call Hobbema Transport at 403-783-5259, 780-585-2424, 403-783-1462 or 403-783-9720

HOBBEMA TRANSPORT, PONOKA, AB Serving Ponoka, Hobbema, Pigeon Lake and Wetaskiwin Areas

SALES & SERVICE

Tues - Fri: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday: 9 am-3 pm

403-783-5185 1-800-662-7135 Fax: 403-783-4635

GARBAGE COLLECTION


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DENTISTRY

RIMBEYDENTALCARE DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS

Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607

DENTAL CARE BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY

Ę°Ę°tĘ°Ę° 5118 - 51 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5

%3)6()1035&3t%33*$,#"33 %3+&''#"33 - General Dentistry - Orthodontics - Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding - Veneers - Bleaching - White or Gold Fillings - Crown and Bridge - Implant Restorations â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTSâ&#x20AC;?

EYE CARE Drs. Heimdahl & ZoBell 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 WWW.4YOUREYESONLY.CA

-

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5120-51ST AVE, PONOKA

ADVANCED EYE HEALTH & VISION EXAMS CONSULTATION & REFERRAL SERVICES DESIGNER EYE WEAR & CONTACT LENSES INSURED MEDICAL EYECARE SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES

NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Business Opportunities

870

OFFERING 18% interest for 1 year loan. Established 5 year old rural manufacturing company seeking $5,000 to $100,000 in growth funding. Call Cliff at 403-335-8654.

Misc. Help

ADULT UPGRADING

Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available! * GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades

880

DRYWALL/MUDDER reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d w/reasonable rates, to do 1300 sq. ft. bungalow in Ponoka area. Call Bruce with estimate. 780-446-7477

Misc. Help

880

Misc. Help

Academic Express

Adult Education & Training

340-1930

www.academicexpress.ca

NEEDED IMMED.

GENERAL LABORER Competitive wages and benefits package. E-mail resume: info@prolineinc.ca

880

Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requires a

F/T Produce Clerk 40 hours/week Full benefits Successful candidate will be expected to fill shelves with stock and learn quality control of fresh produce.

Apply with resume to: Customer Service 4502 50 Street

8AM - 12:30PM â&#x20AC;˘ 1PM - 5PM

Hamiltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s This space could be yours for $

28

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311 HEATING

HOMEWORKERS NEEDED! Earn extra cash! - P/T, F/T immediate openings, no experience needed. www.HWC-AB.com - Get paid daily! Easy at home computer work, instant acceptance, free registration. www. CashTakingSurvey.com

requires a

P/T Grocery Clerk

Employment Training

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TELL it all! Tell it well! Make your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.

PHONE: 403-783-7443 FAX: 403-783-7454 5210 - 50th Street Ponoka, AB 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

Advertise your business in the Business Directory!

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Financial

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DO YOU NEED TO BORROW MONEY - NOW? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Whatever Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311 CALL NOW TO FIND OUT MORE

Contractors

1100

Approximately 18 hrs/wk Evenings and weekends

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. Confidential. Fast. Affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment/travel freedom Call for free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www. accesslegalresearch.com

Contractors

1100

Specializing in ..... â&#x20AC;˘Insurance â&#x20AC;˘Re-roofs â&#x20AC;˘New construction claims â&#x20AC;˘Customer â&#x20AC;˘Cedar shakes service â&#x20AC;˘Metal â&#x20AC;˘Fully insured â&#x20AC;˘Repairs â&#x20AC;˘Siding & Widows and reliable â&#x20AC;˘Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discounts Cell: 403â&#x20AC;&#x201C;318â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4052 Email: jbswitzer@shaw.ca Fax: 403â&#x20AC;&#x201C;347â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9291

10% OFF

Re-roof or Repair Job

Responsibilities include coordinating equipment and personnel for rig moves and service work. Computer skills and knowledge of the trucking industry, drilling rigs and oilďŹ eld equipment, transportation rules and regulations would be an asset.

Now accepting resumes for

Submit resume to: Calnash Trucking Ltd. 6526 - 44 Avenue, Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Fax: 403.783.3011 Email: hr@calnashtrucking.com

Qualifications: - Mature, reliable, self motivated - Clean drivers abstract - Willing to work out of town - Oilfield Safety Tickets an asset

Please drop off resume & drivers abstract in person to 3601 - 48 St, Wetaskiwin 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 - 4:30 pm or Fax (780) 361-2355 only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Our hostess will bring gifts and greetings, along with helpful information about your new community.

www.welcomewagon.ca

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-996-2274; www.phonefactory.ca

NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Personal Services

DISPATCHER

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please

Employment Training

LET US WELCOME YOU!

Switzer Construction Ltd.

Apply with resume to: Customer Service 4502 50 Street

Individuals who want to grow with our business

1290

The small Company with â&#x20AC;&#x153;BIGâ&#x20AC;? results! Serving Central Alberta

Calnash Trucking has immediate openings for the following positions:

Successful candidate will be expected to fill shelves with stock and assist customers with carry-out service.

Misc. Services

A PARDON/WAIVER for work and/or travel? Guaranteed fast, affordable, criminal record removal. Call for free consultation. Qualify today & save $250. (limited time offer). 1-800-736-1209; www. pardonsandwaivers.ca BBB accredited.

880

Misc. Help

RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL â&#x20AC;˘ Heating â&#x20AC;˘ Ventilation â&#x20AC;˘ Air Conditioning Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Custom Metal Fabrication â&#x20AC;˘ Hearth Products

900

1260

Legal Services

880

Misc. Help

900

MĂ&#x2030;TIS TRAINING TO EMPLOYMENT SERVICES IS HERE TO HELP YOU GET AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

Whatever your needs are, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a program to assist you. For more information on our:

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Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

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Unplanned pregnancy may be difďŹ cult to face. We care. For conďŹ dential help call 403-343-1611 (24 hrs.)

DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

SLIMDOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

TRUE ADVICE! True clarity! True Psychics! 1-877-342-3036 or 1-900-528-6258 or mobile #4486. (18+) $3.19/minute; www.truepsychics.ca.


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HEATING & EAVESTROUGHING

Pet Services

1318

CLINKERS KENNELS Commercial - Residential Installations - Repair 24hr Emergency Service 3912 - 66 St Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 www.wcmltd.ca

Ph: 403.783.3501 Fax: 403.783.3531 wcmltd@telus.net

Reaching 6000

* Quality Boarding for your dogs & cats *Proof of vaccinations and advance bookings required

Rental Misc

1350

Need RV or Self Storage? 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at

HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 6 pm; Fri. 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat. 9 a.m. - 12 noon; Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 4 - 7 p.m.

First Call Towing

www.clinkerskennels.ca

783-3636

403-783-6272

households weekly

For just

$28 per week this space could be yours!

403-783-3311

Misc. Services

1290

Misc. Services

1290

OUR SPECIALITY

Repair of any cooling or refrigeration system as well as large household appliances.

SLEEP TESTING

Berni's 5008 Hwy 2A, Lacombe

Auctions

Refrigeration

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Stereos, VCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deals........................1755 Misc. For Sale ..................1760 Musical Instruments..........1770 Music Lessons..................1780 Piano & Organs ................1790 Office Supplies ................1800 Pets & Supplies ................1810 Pet Services ....................1820 Cats ..................................1830 Dogs ................................1840 Sports Cards ....................1850 Sporting Goods ................1860 Collectorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940

and Appliance Service

403-783-4880 VETERINARY SERVICES

Welding

1410

Welding

1410

Southwest Industrial Park 4102-64 St., Ponoka 403-783-5200 8 a.m. - 5 p.m Mon. to Sat. â&#x20AC;˘ Open late Thursday 24-hour Emergency Call Dr. Bill Frischke â&#x20AC;˘ Dr. Kelly Loree â&#x20AC;˘ Dr. Leighton Coma Dr. Trevor Hook â&#x20AC;˘ Dr. Emily Ames

PAINTING (1997)

â&#x20AC;˘ B-PRESSURE â&#x20AC;˘ PIPELINE â&#x20AC;˘ OILFIELD â&#x20AC;˘ ASME Section VIII Division I VESSEL FABRICATION & PIPING â&#x20AC;˘ SHOP/PORTABLE â&#x20AC;˘ CNC PLASMA CUTTING â&#x20AC;˘ ALUMINUM â&#x20AC;˘ SHEARING & FORMING

Residential & Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Interior & Exterior â&#x20AC;˘ Wallpaper hanging â&#x20AC;˘ Free Estimates

MAIN: (403) 783-7591 FAX: (403) 783-8178

Serving Ponoka & Central Alberta for the past 35 years. Jerry Witvoet Jr. Ponoka, AB (403) 783-6335 Cell: (403) 783-1523

Reaching 6000 households weekly

For just

$28 per week this space could be yours!

403-783-3311

Website: www.harbinwelding.com E-mail: bharbin@telus.net

Well Drilling

1400

Well Drilling

1400

Auctions

1530

ANNUAL AUCTION SALE for Yellowknife Diamond Mines, other local consigners & estate sale for Norpro Construction. Saturday, July 21st, Tlicho Quarry, Yellowknife, NWT. Internet bidding available; www.rainbowauctions.ca; 780-968-1000.

ANTIQUE & COLLECTABLE AUTO AUCTION & OUR REGULAR CONSIGNMENT SALE two containers sold by storage war concept. Saturday, July 14th, Stony Plain, Alberta. Internet bidding available; www.rainbowauctions.ca; 780-968-1000.

BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS 4625-46 Street, Lacombe, south of Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. We buy for cash SALES WED. @6 pm.

1530

BUD HAYNES PREMIER FIREARMS AUCTION. Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m., Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. Red Deer. Over 650 lots, Tom Johnson Collection, Pictorial catalogue. July 10, $25 s/h Phone 403-347-5855; www.budhaynesauctions.com

Building Supplies

1550

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36â&#x20AC;? Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658 25x28 $5,295 30x40 $7,790 32x54 $10,600 40x58 $14,895 47x78 $19,838 One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca

Event Tickets

RURAL WATER TREATMENT

)RON&ILTERSs3OFTENERSs$ISTILLERS Tell them Danny s2EVERSE/SMOSISs+ONTINUOUS3HOK#HLORINATOR Hooper sent you

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Visit us online at www.BigIronDrilling.com !LSOVIEWOUR29PATENTEDAND PATENTPENDINGINVENTIONS

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JAMES AVERY â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reasonable rates on all your plumbing needsâ&#x20AC;? Gas Fitting - Home Renovations - Drain Cleaning -24 HOUR SERVICE5306 - 60 ST, PONOKA, AB T4J 1K7 PH: (403) 783-6372 â&#x20AC;˘ FAX (403) 783-6345

PLUMBING

PONOKA PLUMBING & HEATING We now carry a complete line of Ritchie Stockwater parts

Misc. for Sale

JESSE ZINTER Office - 403-783-5489

This space could be yours for $

Dogs

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311 PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

LittleJONSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hand Wash Stations Handicap Units Trailer Units New Solar Powered Units with Running Water

1840

F1 B GOLDEN DOODLES, ready now, health guaranteed, shots, vet checked, $900 delivered, www.furfettishfarm.ca or call 306-792-2113 403- 919-1370

Agricultural

Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210

Farm Custom Work

28

1760

NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Newly Patented! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kontinuous Shokâ&#x20AC;? Chlorinator. No mess: Effective year round eliminating bacterial growth, smell and slime. Inexpensive. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON; www.bigirondrilling.com

2080

BRUCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Bale Hauling Self loading/unloading. 17 or 34 bale loads. 403-391-8252, 747-2223

Hours of Business: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm

5110 -50 Street Box 4414 Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R7

UFC-149 TICKETS exclusively for fans in rural Alberta only. Saturday, July 21, Calgary. Upper deck, lower deck or floor tickets available starting at $199 each including courier delivery. Call David from Just Tickets 1-800-909-3274.

www.bigstrapperauctions.net Combines & Headers ......2040

1400

SHANDALL PLUMBING LTD.

1610

ANTIQUE SALE #2000 - #2290 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH Farm Equipment ..............2010 AT 1 P.M. Haying Equipment ............2020 403-782-5693 Tractors ............................2030

Well Drilling

PLUMBING

Book On-Line Serving Central Today! Alberta

403.783.8322

www.littlejons.ca

Reaching 6000 households weekly for just

$

28

PER WEEK

This space could be yours!

403-783-3311 TRAVEL

JULIEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRAVEL Julie Evans 403-783-4954 403-704-3584

â&#x20AC;&#x153;CertiďŹ ed to sell travel with knowledge you can trustâ&#x20AC;?

email: juliestravel@telus.net www.juliestravel.ca


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VETERINARY SERVICES

Ponoka Veterinary Clinic Dr. Murray Jacobson Dr. Clayton West Dr. Ashley Shannon

Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm Sat. 9 am - 4:30 pm

24 Hr. Emergency 403-783-4348

5502 - Hwy 2A Ponoka, AB

T4J 1M1

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE FOR JUST

$28

PER WEEK.

CALL 4037833311 WATER WELL DRILLING SERVICES

Your water well solution for over 30 years • Specializing in water wells with PVC casing • Government grants in effect for farmers • New pumps & pressure system installation • Same day service - on most pump & pressure system repairs

Call Cliff today for a free estimate (403) 350-0106 WATER WELL DRILLING SERVICES

Darcy’s Drilling Services • water wells drilled & serviced • new pump & pressure system installations • all types of pump repairs • well shocking Darcy Schmidt Ph: (403) 783-2220 Fax: (403) 783-8828 Email: darcysdrillingservices@hotmail.com

WATER WELL SERVICE

ECKLUND Water Well Service

• Install & Service Pumps • Shock Wells • Pressure Systems Serviced & Installed Home: (403) 783-3712 Cell: (403) 704-3413

2100

Livestock

BULLS FOR SALE - Herefords, mostly de-horned, great selection including Sure Fire Heifer bulls. Dependable, maternal genetics, selected for 38 years. We deliver. www.bretonwestherefords.com 780-696-3878

2140

Horses

PONY for sale - stunningly beautiful 4 year old Welsh - Morgan mare.13-1 hands. Has lots of ground work,no saddle work as yet. Would make a jumping prospect. Not for beginner. Easy to catch,good with farrier. Call 403-823-5086 or email mayapromise@gmail.com

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

FOR SALE 90 ACRES alfalfa, standing,, 2 miles W 2 m i l e s S o f R i m b e y, phone 780-983-3788 HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

DO YOU WANT YOUR AD TO BE READ BY 100,000 Potential Buyers???

TRY

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Manufactured Homes

For Rent #3000 - #3200 Acreages/Farms ..............3010 Houses/Duplexes ............3020 Condos/Townhouses........3030 Manufactured Homes ......3040 Four Plexes/Six Plexes ....3050 Suites ..............................3060 Cottages/Seasonal ..........3070 Roommates Wanted ........3080 Rooms for Rent................3090 Motels/Hotels ..................3100 Offices ..............................3110 Stores/Commercial ..........3120 Industrial ..........................3130 Warehouse Space............3140 Garage Space..................3150 Storage Space ................3160 Land ................................3170 Pasture ............................3180 Mobile Lot ........................3190 Misc. for Rent ..................3200

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

Acreages/Farms ..............3255 Houses/Duplexes ............3260 Suites ..............................3270 Rooms..............................3280 Manufactured Homes ......3290 Housesitting Wanted ........3300 Garage Space..................3310 Storage Space ................3320 Stores/Commercial ..........3330 Office Space ....................3340 Industrial ..........................3350 Warehouse Space............3360 Resorts & Cottages..........3370 Pasture/Land....................3380 Mobile Lot ........................3390

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2 BDRM. mobile home, c/w porch, deck, carport, 5 mins. East of Ponoka. and pasture for 2 horses. $1050/mo. all utils. incld. DD $800 extra pasture, extra cost. avail. immed. No inside pets. 403-783-2453 after 7 pm.

3050

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

APARTMENT IN 4-PLEX IN PONOKA 3 Large bedroom. 1.5 bath, heat & 4 appliances included. Rent $975. 403-783-3860

3060

Suites

403-783-6011

3020

3 BEDROOM RIVERSIDE HOME. $750/month plus utilities. $750 D.D. No smoking, No pets. All potential tenants must complete application and qualify prior to viewing property. Call Mary 403-783-6609

Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 Houses Wanted ................4030 Condos/Townhouses ........4040 Acreages ..........................4050 Acreages Wanted ............4060 Farms/Land ......................4070 Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 Manufactured/ Mobile Homes ..................4090 Income Property ..............4100 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 Businesses for Sale..........4140 Buildings for Sale ............4150 Lots for Sale ....................4160 Out of Town Property ......4170 Investment Opportunities ..4180 Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190

Houses For Sale

PONOKA Bachelor suite - $500/month plus DD One bdrm suite - $600/month plus DD Water & heat included, no pets

PONOKA, 2 bdrm. suite in Riverside, fridge, stove, shared laundry. $650. rent/dd. gas & water incl’d. Absolutely N/S, no pets, RENTED 2 BEDROOM close to downtown Ponoka. Main floor laundry. Close to schools and shopping. PONOKA: 2 bedroom $750.00 per month, apartment, blinds, heat, $750.00 D.D. N/S & no pets, Available mid July. water, fridge, stove. Adult building, no children, no Call Mary at 403-783-6609 pets. (403)783-2786 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT IN PONOKA $1000/month + D.D. * RIVERSIDE APTS. * References required. Newly renovated No pets, no smoking. 1 & 2 bedroom units in Available Aug. 15. Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-783-4738 403-357-0287 or cell 403-597-5761.

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4020

Penhold - 4 bdrm bi-level, fully finished, fenced yd, decks, 24’x26’ heated det. garage, fluorescent lighting, storage shed, RV parking. Near school. Seller related to Realtor. $285,900 Colleen Watson (Associate Broker) Realty Executives Apex (403)443-0509 VIBRANT ADULT Community coming soon to Sylvan Lake. Call Lorraine 403-896-3553 www.brightwaterliving.ca

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

A D U LT t o w n h o u s e i n , Ponoka, attached garage, covered deck, fenced yard, 2 blks. to shopping, across from arena, 403-783-3564 403-505-6569

4020

Houses For Sale

3020

GREIG HOLDINGS INC. PROPERTIES FOR RENT COMMERCIAL

3000 sq ft commercial building downtown good retail/office space, on Chipman Ave. for sale or lease.

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Contact Ernie Anderson at Greig Holdings Inc. @ 403-783-8580 Bay 6, 5012 50 Street, Ponoka, Alberta

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4050

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4090

Manufactured Homes

ARDON HOMES - Manufactured 16 X 76 show home, priced to sell. Available for quick possession. Come visit us north of Sherwood Park on Hwy 16 to view our homes. 780-801-1166 or www.ardonhomes.com.

OF RIVER PROPERTY WEST OF RIMBEY 1440 sq.ft. open concept home. Shop, barn & outbuildings, corrals & fenced. Pride of ownership. Owners retiring. 403-843-6182

JANDEL HOMES 20’ X 76’ manufactured homes starting from $109,500. Packed with amenities including fridge, stove, dishwasher and venetian blinds. Alberta’s best value since 1974; www.jandelhomes.com.

4 BDRM. executive home on secluded 20 acre parcel, extras including pool & hot tub, 10 minutes east of Rimbey on hwy 53. $579,000. For more info. or to view. Call Martina Unger, Century 21 403-396-8667

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3 LAKE FRONT PROPERTIES: 30 acres (2300 sqft home), $495,000. 37 acres $195,000. & 10 acres $175,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. See welist.com #47984, #47993, #47994. Call 403-519-6773 brettie@platinum.ca PRIVATE 2.57 acres, with 2005 modular, 28x40 insulated garge, garden shed and fenced garden, move in condition. Asking $276,000. 403--843-6531

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Manufactured Homes

THREE BUILDERS, one stop! United Homes Canada and Grandview Modular invite you to view our showhomes today! 1-800-461-7632 or 1-877-945-1272. We take pride in our service!

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Cottages/Resort Property

4130

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Cars

FULLY SERVICED Lake Lots for sale. Starting at $69,900. Elinor Lake Resort, 2.5 hours North East of Edmonton. 1-877-623-3990; www.elinorlakeresort.com.

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5120

Holiday Trailers

1989 24’ OKANAGAN holiday trailer, good cond. Sleeps 6. $3200 403-783-2504

Auto Wreckers

5190

FARMYARD CLEAN-UP. Scrap farm machinery and vehicles, yard clean-up of metal. We pay cash for large amounts. 780-914-7560.

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Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300

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Ponoka County

PUBLIC NOTICE Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by Merlin Hirschkorn-Agent (Leroy, Byron, Pamela & Merlin Hirschkorn) to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows: Reclassify S1/2 SW 29-42-26-W4 (approximately 80.0 acres total) from Agricultural District to Country Residential to allow for subdivision of 3-5 acre lots in the rezoned area . Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours. Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 - Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 e-mail: PonokaCounty@PonokaCounty.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by Loree & Terry Graf (Agent-Vic Maxwell) to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows: Reclassify Pt NW 30-42-25-W4 (approximately 40.0 acres total) from Agricultural District to Country Residential Hobby Farm to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area into 2 parcels. Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours. Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 - Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 e-mail: PonokaCounty@PonokaCounty.com


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Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/plated and insured. Notwithstanding the foregoing, non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. *Purchase a new 2012 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan/2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 Edge SEL FWD with automatic transmission/2012 F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4 for $14,854/$17,819/$28,683/$32,329/$46,313 after Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $2,745/$2,780/$11,316/$3,770/$14,186 (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $995/$1,280/$4,316/$2,770/$7,186 and Delivery Allowance of $1,750/$1,500/$7,000/$1,000/$7,000) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. **Receive 3.99%/3.99%/4.99%/2.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan/2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 Edge SEL FWD with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $209/$251/$431/$449 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $96/$116/$199/$207 with a down payment of $1,500/$1,750/$1,900/$2,750 or equivalent trade-in. Interest cost of borrowing is $1,684.28/$2,026.71/$4,264.42/$2,769.26 or APR of 3.99%/3.99%/4.99%/2.99% and total to be repaid is $15,038.28/$18,095.71/$31,047.42/$32,348.26. Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $2,745/$2,780/$11,316/$3,770 (Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $995/$1,280/$4,316/$2,770 and Delivery Allowance of $1,750/$1,500/$7,000/$1,000. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. 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