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Singing spies: An unscrupulous businessman bent on taking control of the Seaside Hotel has accused vaudevillian Grandpa Buddy of being a Nazi spy in Debbie Zepick’s staging of Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls. A troupe of young actors performed the Second World War era musical Aug. 17 and 18. Sheriff Beaulah Benns (Alise Kurtz) displays the evidence she has uncovered to arrest Buddy Bugle (Lowen Kurtz), much to the horror of musician Leo McCoy (Sterling Vander Ploeg) and maid Mariah (Sammy Smith). Photo by George Brown For more photos from the play, please see page 12.

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Wobbly driver caught after unusual highway pursuit By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

off the road. A 52-year-old Calgary man was taken into cusA pursuit ensued between a member of the tody and will be charged with dangerous driving Ponoka Integrated Traffic Services and a red Ford and flight from police. He is being assessed for his Taurus on Highway 2 Aug. 19. mental health as he indicated to police at the time of The Taurus was reported to be driven in an erratic arrest he was on his way to heaven. manner northbound on one metal rim. Head injury confuses man Due to the volume of traffic, the pursuing offiPolice were called by EMS to assist with a cer stopped almost immediately to keep the public 21-year-old man who sustained a head injury Aug. safe. The volume of traffic slowed the suspect enough 15 at 9:30 p.m. on the 6000 block of 54 Street. that police were able to observe the vehicle from a The man had attempted a railslide with his bike distance. This allowed for nearby detachments to as- and landed on his head. Police report that EMS were sist by preparing spike belts for deployment. checking his head and because of the head injury the At one point during the incident the driver lost man became confused and disoriented and he became control and entered the median, launched over a combative. Police assisted to ensure no one got hurt. center median “cross over roadway” and narrowly Theft from rural areas missed entering the opposite lane. There were three cases of theft from rural areas Near Highway 13 the driver made an erratic lane last week: the first had the suspects leaving their own change that caused his vehicle to go out of control. It shoes and stealing the owners as well as stealing side-swiped one car and rear-ended a truck and went several items on the morning of Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Located on Township Road 422 near Range Road 283, the owners had returned to their home to Criminal property seized by the Nation. find their Dodge pickup, Government of Alberta is being used “This grant supports victims of electronics, jewelry, to fund programs helping people and crime and vulnerable Albertans, and perfume, and personal communities across the province. helps stop the often cyclical nature of papers stolen from their Twelve projects focused on sup- crime,” said Jonathan Denis, minister home. All doors were porting victims and preventing crime of justice and solicitor general. “We locked. have received $1.61 million in fund- are putting the proceeds of crime back Diesel fuel and a ing through the Alberta government’s into local communities where it can Bosch box radio were Civil Forfeiture Fund. actually help people through victim stolen from a home conLocal projects include the Maskwa- support and crime prevention.” cis Health Centre, Rapid Response The projects vary from cultural struction site overnight

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day camp programs, to helping at-risk youth develop communication and life skills and increase their employability options. The Victims Restitution and Compensation Payment Act was introduced in 2008 under the Safe Communities initiative as an innovative and longterm way to address crime and support victims of illegal activity. Through the Civil Forfeiture Office, property gained through criminal acts is seized and if the court action is successful, forfeiture is ordered.

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Aug. 13 near Clive. The fuel was taken out of a construction vehicle on site. Another location northwest of Ponoka had a 2007 Black Suzuki 500 quad stolen from a residence Aug. 16. Speeding motorbikes Ponoka Integrated Traffic Services received a 911 call last week of three motorbikes passing in-between vehicles and in the centre lane of Highway 2 southbound near Matejka Road. Officers caught up to one rider who was travelling in excess of 166 km/h. A 24-year-old man from Edmonton was arrested and charged with speeding and driving while suspended. His motorbike has also been seized for 30 days. Items stolen from car Police are looking for suspects who broke into a vehicle Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. and stole several leather jackets. Located in town on the 5100 block of 49 Avenue, a plain black leather jacket, a Thunderbirds leather jacket, a leather jacket with Broncs Rodeo Academy and a Carhart style vest with Team Roping Canada stitched on it and a Sony stereo were taken from the vehicle. Impaired man A 28-year-old man faces impaired charges after his vehicle ended up in the southbound in the northbound ditch of Highway 2A near Ponoka. The incident occurred Aug. 13 at 11 p.m. Blood-alcohol tests recorded a

.24 on the first reading and .22 on the second. Indecent act Ponoka RCMP received a complaint Aug. 14 of an eight-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl involved in an indecent act. The matter is under investigation. Listerine stolen A 55-year-old man was arrested for public intoxication Aug. 15, after which he was recognized from a drug store surveillance video the previous day stealing a bottle of Listerine. He has been charged with theft under $5,000. Youth arrested A youth was arrested the evening of Aug. 14 in a home he was staying at after allegedly trying to harm another youth. Police had previously been called after he kicked and dented a vehicle at the home. Charges are pending. Prescription drugs stolen A 48-year-old man has been charged with break and enter after being found with narcotics medication and anti-depressants stolen from a home Aug. 16. The home was located on the 4400 block of 45 Street. If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

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New face for Ponoka’s online presence By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye The official online presence for Ponoka has gone through a digital facelift; although facelift might be a conservative word as it is a complete change over what Ponoka.org represented. Town councillors had an exclusive look at the site before its official launch Aug. 14 at a regular council meeting. Tadd Cameron, manager of technology services, said the project has been in the works for some time now. He feels it is “a much better face” for Ponoka. It also gives staff a chance to add items to their area as well as manage documents right in the site. The main banner is available on most pages so visitors have access to specific links and the more a person visits, Tadd Cameron, manager of technology services gives town council a popular pages can be look at Ponoka.ca, the new website for the town Aug. 14 before it went seen. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye live. One of the developers of Yellow Pencil, the company contracted to page than someone with a laptop or even a tablet. “It doesn’t just adjust the layout, it adjusts the update the site, Carson Pierce, took some time to behavior of the site… It’s one of the first municiexplain some of its features. “There’s two really big factors that make this pal websites that we know of that is responsive,” explained Pierce. worth talking about,” said Pierce. Some content on the site might not be available The first comes in the form of an open source platform called Joomla. A short explanation of yet as features need to update on the Internet. “We’ll open source is that coding is freely available to be adding more and more content as it rolls in.” Key features include a contact form available developers; this can make it easier to receive new features as someone might have developed it on anywhere on the site, people can submit their comments and direct it to the appropriate departtheir own using the open source coding. Features such as the calendar and business di- ment or they can leave a general message if they rectory can be easier to put together as someone so desire. The $19,600 project is something CAO might already have developed something similar. “In the past, redesigning the site usually required a rebuild, but this one has a template to it so you can add templates fairly quick,” he explained. The second feature Pierce spoke about is the site’s responsiveness to different screen sizes. A user with an IPhone would have a different looking YO U M AY Q UA L I F Y F O R DENTURES THROUGH THE SENIOR BENEFITS PONOKA RISING PROGRAM.

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Boman tells stories of her travels By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

After completing the day of walking, Boman writes on her blog and confirms her entry with JAWS (Job Access With Speech). And then she continues on to the next phase of her journey. Issues seem different depending on where she travels. “In the small centres, the smaller towns, I’ve come across a person who is the only one in that town who uses a white cane. In the larger centres it’s more about access issues,” said Boman. The trip has been funded entirely from personal funds, which both Boman and her husband, Lyle, decided on. “It is an expensive proposition…but we felt it was worthwhile.” Another memorable experience was the walk she conducted in Ponoka as she was unsure how many people would attend. “It was very rewarding to walk in Ponoka back in May because there were so many friends that came out to support,” she explained. A company called Humanware has also lent Boman a Trekker Breeze handheld GPS unit. Designed for people who are blind or partially sighted, it is a talking GPS unit that tells her location. It is also a pedometer, which is useful to know how many kilometres she was walked. She gives credit to her husband for his support along the way. “He’s been a huge support and I think I couldn’t have done this without him.”

After months of walking, Sue Boman returned to Ponoka for a planned break in the White Cane Walks she has conducted since March 23. Legally blind, Boman took some time Aug. 18 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church to tell friends some of her experiences since undertaking the six-month journey. The purpose of her trip has been to educate the public on what it means for someone to navigate a community with a white cane. “If we could bring to public attention those sorts of things that could make life easier,” she stated. Travelling across Canada to conduct short walks in various communities, Boman hopes to meet people with similar challenges. Other people have joined her who use white canes, but also those with guide dogs as well have joined. “It’s not about the distance at all, it’s about the people we’ve met,” she stated. The trip is not an easy one. “Days go from one to the next and it can be a bit tiring.” She gets up, has breakfast, conducts a walk and then moves on to the next location. Sometimes no one is there to join in, which makes her wonder why she does it, but then taking a walk at the next town she will receive support from others. She feels it is the stories and people she comes across that make the trip worthwhile. The youngest person she walked with is a four-year-old boy By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye who was born without Considering how to support cancer research? Then eyeballs, and the oldest consider this: the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for person she walked with Life is coming to Ponoka Sept. 14. This is the third year was a 99-year-old womthe relay has been in Ponoka. an in Hanna. The relay itself is a 12-hour, non-competitive walk “One of our best surheld overnight at the Ponoka Composite High School prises was Coun. John track, explained Trish King, revenue development coJacob’s mother in Kings- ordinator. ton,” she said.

Sue Boman updates friends at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Aug. 18 about her White Cane walks around the country. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

The walks continue this week in Quebec and to catch up on Boman’s stories see her blog at http://www. whitecaneconnections.blogspot.ca/.

Relay raising funds for cancer Teams take turns running or walking and rain or clear night skies won’t stop supporters from walking. “Most people are walking for someone that they know,” King explained. The race starts with a banquet dinner celebrating cancer survivors who can call or sign up online to register. The dinner is followed by a survivor lap; this is a time to give survivors a chance to celebrate victory over their battle with cancer. As dusk settles, participants can buy luminaries that light up the track for the relay teams during the remember ceremony. “It’s a pretty powerful ceremony,” stated King. She feels the overnight relay is a reminder of the effects cancer has on people’s lives. “We can give up one night of sleep.” The relay culminates with a fight back ceremony, where participants make a promise for how they will fight cancer. After which there is a breakfast to end the event. There are three teams signed up so far, and King hopes to see more by the time the run is held. The evening is an alcohol-free night, which King feels could be an attraction to youths. Racers can take turns running and the more people on a team gives others a chance to take a break. Teams can have from six to 12 people join. Continued on page 7 Proud to support the Canadian Cancer Society


Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

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Reflections of Ponoka 1972 PCHS grads home to share memories By Mike Rainone for the News Their appearance may have changed just a little over the years and they will surely be sharing lots of photos of their kids and grandchildren but the Ponoka Composite High School graduating class of 1972 is really looking forward to meeting old classmates and rekindling great memories at their gala 40-year reunion Sept. 8. The exciting evening of camaraderie, nostalgia, fine food and treats will be held at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort and there is no doubt these former Ponoka students, their spouses, teachers, and guests will kick up their heels and also do a little touring around their “old stomping grounds” throughout the fun weekend. All guests of course will be forgiven if they don’t cruise and party at the same speed as they did way back then. Most of the members of the 1972 grad class began their exciting school adventures in Ponoka back in 1960 when they shyly enrolled in Grade 1 at the historic Red Brick School or the modern new Riverside School. As we welcome the class of 1972 back to their old home town, we sincerely hope that they enjoy every moment of their reunion festivities, as well as getting a chance to browse around our friendly community, meet and greet old friends, and do lots of reminiscing. In honour of the occasion we have printed the Grade 1 class list in the Remember When feature, as well as presenting just a few delightful tid-bits from the pages of the Quill and Shield Yearbook, which we hope you will enjoy. • Do you remember when you registered with your parents on that scary but exciting First Grade morning? You got to meet your new teacher, listened quietly at what school supplies you would need, then dashed outside at 10:30 a.m. and went shopping for all those neat pencils, erasers, scribblers, crayons, and maybe even a fancy new lunch kit? In those days families could also purchase accident insurance for students, which cost $1 and offered 24-hour coverage. • Coming back for your first full day of school the next morning, you loved your brand new clothes and shoes, and then quickly realized that you had to be quiet for longer periods of time, as well as put your hand up if you wanted to go to the bathroom. If you were like me, you fell in love with that colorfully illustrated book that featured the delightful story of Dick and Jane and Spot and Puff and all the rest, but then again, my favourite class was always recess. • As you entered into your high school years with great gusto, your teachers were: Messrs. Anderson, Brulhart, Demanchuk, Dobi, Gill, Hemeyer, Hill, Jevne, Kalita, Kusiek, Lane, Lemke, Lloyd, Miazga, Nicholson, Olson, Vegter, Verburg, Dootson, and Kossack; Mrs. Nelson, Rees, Verburg, Taylor, Vold, Ashton, and Lane; and Misses Farrington, Coulombe, and Schultz. Up at the big office, where you did not want to ever get called on the intercom, was Principal Russell Peterson, vice-principal Halvor Jonson, vocational principal John Smith, business manager Anne Walker, guidance counsellors H. Moller and Gordon Currie, and secretary Mrs. Clyburn. Those strict but friendly Janitors were Mr. Jorgenson, Mr. Rausch, Mr. Jamison and Bob Evans. • Some of your great accomplishments in 1972: Ponoka Comp received the IOOF Award for the greatest number of blood donors by a single group in the community; James Walls was a perennial chess champion; and the “brains” on the Reach for the Top teams coached by Mrs. Rees were George Ward, Robin Taylor, Becky Luce, Ken Fenske, Jim Lewis, Judy Tough, Lyall Riley, David Gunderson, Jan Nuefeld, Leslie Ward and Jack Elliot. • Did you know that Ron Carlson, Rena Wright, and Beva Farnham loved to work in food services; and longstanding PCHS track records were set by: Don Lewis (junior boys’ javelin, 156 feet), Dan Schickerowski (intermediate boys’ javelin, 156 feet, 10 inches), Danny Liddle ran the intermediate boys’ mile in 4.50.6; burly

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The class of 1972, front row: Dawn Santee, Robin Weaver, Connie Rinske, Joan Aikins, Connie Ross, Lynn Wilcox, Linda Hill, Bev Williams, Vera Sommer, Judy Johnston, Ramona Abt, Delores Baier, Marlene Bidyk, Marie Cummings, Juanita De Spiegelaere, Lorraine Albers, Fern Dietz, Lorna Parks, Paulette Buss, Lois McLaren, Becky Luce, Marsha Long, Holly Schierer and Louise Van’t Kruis. In the second row: Debbie Auten Portas, Joanne Elofson, Laurene Mass, Pat Moore, Verla Schultz, Doris Jenkins, Ellen Nielsen, Sharon Stebner, Dawn Matejka, Leona Dewald, Dena Berg, Ann Hinkley, Terri MacLean, Wendy Miller, Denise Portas, Sharon Muncaster, Gayle Millar, Doreen Bignold White, Kathy Shantz, Sharon Vold, Susan Wills, Brenda Seagrave, Peggy Ann Potter, Rod Martin, Ron H. Lewis and Bruce Crawford. In the third row: Bernie Comeau, Blake Butterfield, Randy Whalley, Terry Fossen, Robin Taylor, Tom Jamison, Cathy Courser, Karen Smith, Ione Littau, Linda Raab, Kathy Kroening, Debbie Bonnett, Yvonne Reglin, Jane Pederson, Elizabeth Gorman, Leona Newton, Beva Farnham, Althea Rowland, Chris Ravnsborg, Patti Sweet, Carol Bloomquist, Jim Kopores, Ken Dickau, Larry Courser, Sam Drakes, Bobby Pugh, and Daryll Lueers; then standing in the fourth row: Glen Zerbe, Don Lewis, Ron Spence, Brian Butterfield, Jim Buist, Dwight Jones, Clayton Jevne, Dennis Schimpf, Ron A. Lewis, Terry Smith, Mike Barnes, Ken Fenske, Wayne Hunt, David Richmond, Art Dykstra, Randy Vandersteen, Gerald McClaflin, Bryson Heartwell, Phil Edney, Greg Ungstad and Rick Wierzba; and in the back row: Harvey Schultz, Norman Lux, Leslie Trennery, Ben Fink, Earl Shindruk, Glen Scheurman, Doug Erickson, Dwayne Vogel, Ola Olson, Kelly Kenyon, Bill Bailey, Rich Bowie, Danny Wagner, Miles Wiancko, Doug Scheelar, Doug White, Lane Dewhirst, Wayne Stretch, Peter Backus, Neil McNairnay, Alan Lockhart and Craig Gates. Jim McCrimmon tossed the discus 122.1 feet in the intermediate boys’ event; while Wendy Elofson won the senior girls’ javelin event with an amazing 123-foot, 11-inch throw. Some of those 1970s PCHS students who managed to combine education with sports were those who played on the Ponoka Junior A Stampeders hockey team, including Keith Silvernagle, Norm Hinkley, Don Brennan, Lyman Haakstad, Jim McCrimmon, Graham Parsons Stan Weir Bernie Comeau and Larry Nielson. There were always many sports, music, drama and extra events to choose from

throughout the school years, where everyone cheered for each team, always led by those sassy cheer squads. • There is no doubt on that special reunion evening that many will proudly be wearing their classic old school sweaters, maybe even white bucks and bobby socks but for sure there will be lots of photos taken and exchanged. Just in case you forget over the last 40 years, there class valedictorian and historian on that magic grad night in 1972 were William Bailey and Althea Rowland, so give them an extra hug and a

Remember when 1960 Grade 1 class list Riverside School Mrs. R. Golley George Bailey Harold Bakke Larry Betts Terrence Cline Larry Courser Delores Donaghy Phillip Edney Dwight Ekeli Stewart Johnston George Kocyba Kathy Kroening Norman Lux Neil MacKinnon Doreen Mattern Lois McLaren Edith Mueller Barry Mohl John Newman Leona Newton Peggy Ann Potter Althea Rowland Harvey Schultz Robert Smith Leslie Trennery Louise VantKruis Myles Wiancko Lynn Wilcox Robert Williams David Williamson Susan Wills Red Brick School

Mrs. Velma Hart Doreen Ames Peter Backus Dena Berg Paulette Buss Susan Clissold Miles Crandall Juanita Linda DeSpiegelaere Joe Dodds Benjamin Fink Mary J. Haseloh Garry Jaggard William Jones Karen Lea Laurene Mass John McIntosh James Newlands Frances Parker Janne Pedersen Yvonne Reglin Julia Scherrends Barbara Sieben Terry Steblyk Patti Sweet Neil Turner Douglas White Mrs. Harriet Schurman Ramona Abt Cheryl Avison Debra Beatty Rich Bowie David Clements Marilyn Crandall

high-five. • The Class of 1972 Reunion Committee has worked hard to put this gala evening together, and deserve the accolades of their former classmates. They would like to extend an invitation to all former teachers and staff members to attend the Saturday, Sept. 8 festivities at Wolf Creek that will begin at 5 p.m. and carry on until all the stories have been told and the memories shared. Those wishing to register or receive more information are urged to contact Ryan Vold at ryan@wolfcreekgolf. com or Phone 866-783-6050.

R Remember when we couldn’t wait until the newspaper came out in late August so that we could see whose class we were in?? o Many of these students will return to Ponoka on Saturday, Sept. M 8, for their gala Composite High School Grad class of 1972 40th 8 rreunion at the Wolf Creek Golf Resort.

Karen Derks Fern Dietz Kenneth Fenske Daniel Frizzell Gerald Ray Hart Dorothy Jackson Dwight Jones Glenn Kuhn Darrell Lueers Dawn Matejka Douglas Nelson Lawrence Pahl Michelle Payne Christine Ravnsborg Debbie Sauder Kathy Shantz Ronald Spence Gordon Sweet Darlene Tucker Joanne Volk Mrs. S. Wessel Leanne Austad Michael Barnes Rita Berger Blake Butterfield Bernard Comeau Bruce Crawford Leona Dewald Arthur Dykstra David Flegal Lorne Gates Bryson Heartwell Lee Jensen Robin Kerns

Donald Lewis Yvonne Major Terry McLean Janet Nichol Lorna Parks Dale Peterson JoAnne Reynolds Holly Schierer Vera Sommer Michelle Stirling Robin Taylor Dwayne Vogel Darcy Wight Mrs. L. Aubrey Murray Austad Malcolm Bartholow Linda Bidyk Brian T. Butterfield Janis Corbett Larry Cross Holly Dickau Joanne Elofson Elaine Forseth Randy Gehlert Ann Hinkley Judith Johnston Douglas Kleckner Ronald Lewis Harry Makus Terry Mingoth Ellen Nielsen Valerie Paterson Ronald Raugust Gary Robinson

Thomas Schultz Debra Spelrem Sheila Stowell Shelly Thacker Janet Voghell Mrs. Connie Nelson Debra Auten George Bawden Debbra Bonnett Wayne Chorostkowski Cathy Courser Marie Cummings Kenneth Dickau Beva Farnham Rosemary Forth Elizabeth Gorman Janice Hoffman Terry Johnston Barbara Knowles Marilyn Lindholm Manning James Moriarity Rita Ogilvie Charles Patterson Brent Ravnsborg Connie Jean Rose Blair Switzer Deborah Spence Donella Strause Arlene Tofsrud Ryan Vold


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Opinion Airports: The new “train” stations For those fortunate enough to travel to Europe this summer, or even some of North America’s older cities, take a good look at the train stations. They reveal much about architecture and cities, but also provide a clue to historic regional economies and the preferences of past travellers. On a purely visual level, some stations are works of art. For those familiar with New York City, consider Grand Central Station, built in the golden age of rail travel and decorated with Tiffany glass and French sculptures. Toronto’s Union Station, with its classical beaux-arts style, is a beautiful place to connect. Such train stations were constructed before buses and airplanes replaced trains as the default choice for mass transit, and long before the car further hastened that trend. Still, some would attempt to use massive taxpayer subsidies to try and restore rail’s golden age. Thus the occasional suggestion that taxpayers finance high-speed rail between Calgary and Edmonton or in southern Ontario. Even if you like trains, that would be a substantial misallocation of resources and run against the grain of traveller preferences. To understand why, consider a 2008 report prepared for the Alberta government on high-speed train options for the Edmonton-Calgary corridor. The authors, TEMS/Oliver Wyman, noted 10 million passenger trips took place annually between Edmonton and Calgary, with 91 per cent made by automobile, six per cent by air and three per cent by bus. The TEMS report forecast that even with the fastest high-speed train option used — and at a cost of $20-billion — only seven per cent of all passenger traffic on the corridor would use passenger rail. That’s 700,000 people annually. That’s a fraction of the passenger flows at Calgary and Edmonton airports, which annually serve 13.1 million and 6.5 million passengers respectively. Of course, those airports serve more than just the Edmonton-Calgary corridor. But that’s the point: airline service long ago eclipsed trains (and also passenger ships) as the preferred, cheaper and faster way to travel on most medium to long-haul trips.

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It’s not that rail isn’t desirable in densely packed locales, such as in Japan, elsewhere in Asia, or in parts of Europe. But, contrary to the claims of high-speed rail proponents, these things are not net contributors to the economy. They are also not net contributors to the tax base — quite the opposite. In 2009, the director of HighSpeed Rail at the International Union of Railways said, with the exception of two routes (Paris-Lyon and TokyoOsaka), all high-speed rail systems are subsidized. In 2010, the World Bank noted how governments should contemplate “the near certainty of copious and continuing budget support for the (high-speed rail) debt.” A study just released in June by the University of California, Los Angeles, and which looked at Japan, found even there, “high-speed rail simply moves jobs around the geography without creating significant new employment or economic activity.” Even conventional rail is costly. In the case of VIA Rail, a Crown corporation, since 1996 the federal government has provided it with $4 billion in operating and capital subsidies. It is thus fanciful to expect high-speed rail could be built and operated without large taxpayer subsidies, be it in southern Ontario or in central Alberta. In contrast, airports in Canada, most of which have been based on a user-pay model since the 1990s, are no longer a drain on governments. Airports instead directly contribute to the public treasury through rents paid to the federal government, which owns the land. Which brings up another summer observation: In some cities, airports are the “new” train stations, reflective of many people’s preferences, and as a destination for money and ambitious architects. Perhaps the best Canadian example is Vancouver International Airport, which is spacious, well-designed, and has an international terminal that is visually stunning with eye-catching “candy,” from totem poles to waterfalls.

To be sure, even that airport doesn’t rise to the architectural magnificence of Grand Central Station or Union Station. But it and other airports do provide a clue about the priorities of today’s travellers and travelrelated commerce. In many Canadian cities, airports typify the new golden age of travel, one without government subsidies.

What future for loonie? What’s the forecast for the Canadian dollar in the second half of 2012? The loonie returned to parity with the American dollar recently for the first time in months. But where can we expect the loonie’s exchange rate to go in the fall? To answer that question requires a quick summary of the main factors that determine its exchange rate movements. First, commodity prices. Canada is a natural resource exporting nation and prices for commodities like crude oil, wheat, base metals, gold and potash make a difference. Most of these commodities are priced and sold in U.S. dollars, but sellers then take the U.S. dollars they receive and convert them back into Canadian dollars. The end result is that higher commodity prices raise the demand for Canadian dollars — and the loonie tends to rise. Second, Canada’s fiscal positions. One reason why the loonie flew so low back in the ’80s and ’90s was that Ottawa was running shockingly large deficits and investors don’t look favourably on countries in poor fiscal shape. Today, Canada is one of the best fiscal performers among the G20 countries. Third, interest rates. Countries with higher interest rates attract foreign investment dollars. Granted, the country has to be stable and without risk of default (sorry Greece). Interest rates in Canada are extremely low at the moment, but the Bank of Canada will likely raise interest rates before the U.S. Federal Reserve. Fourth, trader sentiment. Along with other countries such as Australia, Norway and New Zealand, Canada is in a group of countries that are stable and well-run, but are still considered risky by traders. Ours are relatively small currencies compared to the U.S. dollar, the British pound, the yen or the euro. In times of global uncertainty, currencies in these riskier countries tend to tumble. With those main factors in mind, there are basically two scenarios that could play out when it comes to the loonie’s future value: Scenario #1: Sunny skies. Europe somehow

manages to get its act together and avoids Todd Hirsch a major banking Guest Columnist meltdown. The euro Troy Media currency holds together. Spain, Greece, Italy and Portugal are in for a difficult decade of slow growth and recession, but they manage to hang with the euro currency. The U.S. and China avoid major downturns and demand for commodities hold up. Investors lose some interest in the traditional safe havens like the U.S. dollar and gold. Under this scenario, the riskier currencies such as the loonie do well and appreciate against the U.S. greenback. Canada’s relatively good fiscal position attracts investment dollars. Given this, the Canadian dollar would rise back above par and trade in the $US1.02 to 1.07 range. Scenario #2: Stormy weather. Europe can’t squirm its way out of its mess and Greece and Spain default. The euro currency loses members and banks collapse. The U.S. dollar soars as the only remaining safe haven for investors. Recession grips Europe and the U.S. and China are dragged down. Interest rates remain at rock bottom, including in Canada. A global recession pounds commodity prices. Oil hits $US50/barrel. Base metals, potash and gold are also smacked down. Under this scenario, the Canadian dollar gets sideswiped in the wake of a strong “flight to safety” in the U.S. dollar. The loonie is volatile and falls to the range of $US0.85 to 0.95 — possibly lower if it appears the global economy is headed for a prolonged recession. So what is it going to be? Sunny skies or stormy weather? Scenario #3: It’s probably a bit of both. This means we’ll see the Canadian dollar stumble around its current range for a while longer, but chances are it will hover close to par this fall and will trade slightly above par in 2013. Troy Media columnist Todd Hirsch is senior economist with ATB Financial.

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

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Relay funds go to society Continued from page 4 Money raised goes directly to prevention and advocacy, which King feels is an added benefit to their programs as they are not funded by the government.

“We are very lucky that we have our own researchers…they’re funded by us,” she explained. To get involved go to relayforlife. ca or call Nancy Kumm at 403 347 3662.

Fair cheers and jeers Dear Editor: Bravo to the Ponoka Agricultural Society for their vision and hard work in the building on an agricultural events centre that is already well used, and their staging of a community fair that both looked to traditions

of the past and hopes for the future. A boo to the churches who choose to sit behind their walls rather than take the opportunity to worship with their fellow citizens at the community church service. Rosalie Hodges

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Gas Meter Upgrades ATCO Gas representatives will be updating meter reading technology in the Town of Ponoka by installing transmitters on natural gas meters. These transmitters will allow for remote meter reading without the need to enter individual properties or businesses. Over the coming weeks representatives of ATCO Gas will be performing these installations and estimate that installation will take approximately 10 minutes per meter. For more information, please call 403-783-4479.

Pay Outstanding Taxes by August 31st Avoid More Penalties 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.

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EVENTS AND RECREATION Tickled Pink - Cook for the Cure The ladies at Ponoka Jubilee Library are putting their books down and putting their aprons on! On August 23rd, from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm we invite the public to come and taste our baked treats and leave a donation, big or small, for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Cash or Cheque will be accepted. Donations can be made online at www.cookforthecure.ca under the event name “Tickled Pink”. For more information please contact the library at 403-783-3843 or email ponokalibrary@hotmail.com.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5 - 8 pm Kinsmen Community Centre Hosted by The Town of Ponoka Community Services Department. All local organizations are welcome to participate. Limited number of tables available & there is a minimal charge for each table. For more information and/or to reserve a spot, contact Melodie at 403-783-4431.

Available Ice Time There is ice time available for booking the last week of August. Please contact Tamara at 403-783-0131 for further details.

Household Toxic Round Up & Community Paper Shred Saturday, September 15th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Check your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, basement, garden shed and garage for all your products and chemicals that you may not need anymore. Paper Cuts will be at the Fire Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. accepting personal documents that the residents would like properly destroyed. There is no charge for this service.

Aquaplex Update: Aquaplex annual maintenance shutdown: September 3rd-16th. The office will be closed for these two weeks. Please call during office hours for Tennis and Racquetball bookings and your call will be returned. We will be hiring lifeguards in the fall. Please inquire at the pool.

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COUNCIL UPDATES & BYLAW INFO Trailer Parking on Streets Just a reminder that as per Town Bylaw 090-00 trailers (holiday or otherwise) may not be parked on the road unless it is attached to a motor vehicle by which it is carried, drawn or propelled. When attached to a motor vehicle, a trailer is deemed part of the motor vehicle. The penalty for failing to comply with the Bylaw is $50.

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BACK 2 SCHOOL Safety tips for young surfers Parents have worried about their children since the beginning of time. Such worry is part of being a parent, and parents will worry about things both large and small. One relatively recent concern for parents involves the Internet. Over the last 10 to 15 years, the Internet has become established as a must-have in homes. Parents go online for a number of reasons, and kids are now often required to use the Internet as part of their schoolwork. But as useful and convenient as the Internet can be, it can also prove dangerous, particularly for young kids. Criminals who prey on children have taken their acts online, counting on kids’ innocent and trusting natures to take advantage of children, which can lead to emotional and/or physical harm. Parents have every right to worry when their kids go online. However, there are ways to safeguard kids from some of the Internet’s ills. • Emphasize the protection of personal information. Many web sites ask visitors to fill out certain forms when visiting. When discussing the Internet with kids, tell them to inform an adult

Did you know? Cyberbullying occurs when a child is embarrassed, harassed, humiliated, threatened or tormented by another child using the Internet, mobile phones or another interactive and digital technology. Cyberbullying has resulted in children killing others or even committing suicide. Cyberbullying occurs when minors are on both sides of bullying or if the bullying was at least instigated by a minor against another minor. Some of the more common means in which a child is victimized by cyberbullying include repeated e-mails or instant messages, posting real or doctored images online, sharing intimate information against a child’s will and encouraging other children to share in the bullying.

whenever they visit a web site that requests they fill out a form or questionnaire before continuing to the site. All web sites must tell their visitors how personal information is used, but kids often cannot understand the privacy policy or will immediately click the “Agree” box below the policy. Since kids don’t have their own credit cards, protecting personal information should be discussed in terms of popular social networking sites. Caution kids against sharing too much information, which could potentially make them susceptible to online predators. • Preach caution in chat rooms. Kids can be especially susceptible to the dangers of the Internet when they enter chat rooms. If parents are going to allow kids to enter chat rooms or contribute to online message boards, go over a few basics with them beforehand. First and foremost, tell them to never share their address, full name or phone number with anyone in the chat room. Also,

ensure kids never arrange to meet up with anyone from chat rooms. If kids do make a few online friends they want to meet in person, always be sure to accompany them to any such meetings and insist on meeting their new friends’ parents as well. When meetings do take place, they should always be in a public place, such as a library. • Limit time spent online. The Internet can be a valuable resource, but spending too much time online can be just as detrimental as spending too much time on the couch watching television. Limit the amount of time kids are allowed to spend online. The longer kids are on the computer, the more likely they are to drift toward web sites where their safety can be compromised. • Keep the computer in the family room. High schoolers might be able to handle having a computer in their bedrooms, but younger children should be restricted to using the family computer in an area where their Internet habits can be easily monitored.

Allowing children to keep their own computer in their bedroom could make them more susceptible to online criminals who prey on kids.

PONOKA COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL 2012-2013 START UP INFORMATION Office Hours Tuesday, August 28th – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 29th – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 30th – Noon to 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 31st – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. New Students wanting to register at PCHS are welcome to attend at the school during the week of Tuesday, August 28th to Friday, August 31st for registration purposes. You are required to have your child’s most recent Report Card and Attendance Record from previous school and your child’s Birth Certificate. For information regarding upcoming programs at PCHS, please refer to our Registration Guide posted on our website: http://www.pchs.wolfcreek.ab.ca/Registration Students received their 2012/2013 Timetable in June and all timetable changes were to have been completed by the end of June. However, any further adjustments will be considered under special circumstances and you may contact the office at (403) 783-4411 (ext 5438) for an appointment with Mrs. Fessler, Academic & Career Advisor to discuss timetable options. Basic School Fees are due and payable at the end of September. Course fees for Semester One will be applied on September 21 and Semester Two course fees will be applied on February 20, 2013. Invoices will be mailed home at the end of September, 2012. Please note that course fees will not be refunded if the student drops a course after three weeks. General Expenses for All Students Instructional Material Fee $ 77 (Gr 9) $90 (Gr 10-12) Student Council Fee $ 10 Communications Fee $ 5 Locker $ 5 Grad Fee (Grade 12 only) $ 50 Yearbook $ 35 One Time Textbook Deposit) $ 50 (refundable - Charged 1st year only) School Fees can be paid using cash, debit card, cheques, Visa or Mastercard and a new feature that we are introducing this year is an Online Payment service. Please check out https://wolfcreek.schoolcashonline.com to register for this service. A payment plan is also available; please contact Mrs. Riske for further details. First Day of School: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 9:00-11:30: New Students & Grade 9’s only Orientation 11:30-1:05: Free Hot Dog Lunch for all Students 1:05-3:30: ALL students. Short Period Schedule


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Time to shop for school supplies savings The back-to-school season is fast approaching. This is a time of school bus traffic on the roads, anxious parents snapping first-day-of-school photos, and children will meeting their new classmates and forging new friendships.

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This time of the year is also one when parents and students must shop for school supplies. Tradition dictates that families will flock to stores after dismissal and shop for folders, binders, pens and protractors. Caught up in the moment, many shoppers choose convenience over low prices on school supplies. Parents could end up at the checkout line with a considerable bill to pay, particularly if they are shopping for multiple students. Buying items in bulk — and sharing the cost — may be a more affordable option. Although it can be easy to procrastinate and wait until school starts to buy supplies, it might be prudent to shop before the new school year begins. Many teachers, in an attempt to help parents save money, publish school-supply lists online in advance of the school year. Most teachers do not vary their requirements from year to year, so if your son or daughter has been assigned a teacher, ask around among last year’s students to see what that teacher requires. This way you can head to the store or comparison shop online at your convenience. Some supplies are standard regardless of class assignment. These include pens and/or pencils, folders, spiral notebooks, copy paper, looseleaf paper, erasers, crayons, markers, and highlighters. Purchased individually, the per-unit cost of each item may be higher than purchasing these items in bulk. This is when the advantage of buying in bulk shines through. Here are some helpful hints for parents about to shop for school supplies.

FCSS in Ponoka is working hard to provide children with all the tools they’ll need to go back to school. Tools for School donation jars are in many businesses in the community as are collection boxes for school supplies. “We try to put boxes for supplies in businesses that actually sell school supplies,” said FCSS program co-ordinator Kimberly Saunders. Saunders hopes with that convenience people will be more likely to buy and donate supplies while they’re shopping for their own children. The program has collected supply lists for the different schools and teachers so they’ll know what’s needed. “It’s everything from backpacks, to binders, to water bottles,” said Saunders. Last year FCSS had 39 supply requests. It’s too early to tell how many requests will be sent this year and if it’ll be high like last year “It was certainly up from the previous year so it’ll be interesting to see if that’s consistent,” said Saunders. The program runs until the end of September, said Saunders, that way the children will be back in school and if there’s any supplies they’re missing they’ll still be able to get it. FCSS also provides extra supplies for the second semester, if it’s Report needed. Covers 4/pkg “Usually we’ve been able to supply all our requests through the donations,” said Saunders. “We’ll just get backpacks stuffed full of school supplies. People just want to go out and give something. Students really appreciate that.” School “We’re just really Glue 120 ml grateful for the generosity of the community,” said Saunders. The Tools for School program makes sure the supplies go to benefit Ponoka students. The FCSS also buys their Crayons Non-toxic school supplies locally to 24’s benefit the businesses as well. Donation jars are set up in Dairy Queen, Boston Pizza, Shoppers Drug Mart, the Neighborhood Place, Bruce’s True Value, the Raspberry Patch, Tangles Hair Design, Subway, Rexall, Extra 5026 50 Ave, Ponoka Foods, Coffee-Hut, Juice Junkeez, and Central Office Supplies.

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• Shop for frequently used items in bulk, whether from online wholesalers or through a warehouse store for which you are a member. • Collaborate with a few different school parents to chip in for school supplies. Then one parent does the shopping and splits the supplies with the others. • Keep a stockpile of supplies at home. They do not expire, and next It’s the time of year to stock up on pencils, year you may not have to scissors and other school supplies. shop at all. • Having extra supplies on hand enables could enable you to build up rewards duplicate sets for at home and in school points at certain retailers. This may for consistency. entitle you to future coupons or dol• Some parents like to buy many lar awards that can be put toward more supplies and then donate some for un- expensive items, including tablets or derprivileged children. This time of graphing calculators. year manufacturers or retailers could • If you have a friend or family member actually donate a portion of school- who is a teacher, find out if he or she supply proceeds to some educational can purchase your school supplies. Oforganizations. ten teachers are eligible for a discount • Buying larger quantities of supplies on school supplies.

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Our children always make life worthwhile As I approach the age of 70 and seem to creak with the totally honest, innocent, and off-the-wall just a little bit more every day, I feel so fortunate to answers and statements that come from the mouths be able to share precious time with our active and of youngsters on any given question or subject! The growing family and good friends. I also get a real late Art Linkletter made a fortune with his famous kick out of strolling around the neighbourhood or and hilarious television show, Kids Say the Darndest playgrounds and watching the little children frolic Things, and here are a few of those verbal gems from and play with such an amazing and carefree spirit of out of the mouths of babes. sheer joy and energy. • What is the first thing a fireman does when the bell Although as grandparents it is getting a little bit goes for a four alarm fire? Five-year-old answers, harder for us to keep up with them anymore, we will “He pulls up his pants.” always share their love and enthusiasm, as well as • Their oldest son was only nine when his baby brothtry to be there for them to celebrate the successes, as well as in times of need. Isn’t it a special pleasure to push the grandkids in a stroller, to treat them to the biggest ice cream cone and then having to eat most of it ourselves, while hoping that we will eventually wear them out enough so that we can grab an afternoon nap? If you are having a bad day, the greatest pick-meup is to dig out those tattered old photo albums or home movies and bring back those cherished chapters of raising our family, and keeping them together as one, no matter what. You can’t help but chuckle when you chat with the younger generation on the phone, trying to agree with their wild ideas, and really look forward to visiting them, if only for a little while. The most cherished times come when we have a chance to babysit, hoping that the weather is good so that we can get them outside, then watching the same movie four times, eating what they eat, and reminding them before they go home of the sign that appears in our living room.... “What happens at Grandma’s stays at Grandma’s!” There are so many wild and wonderful reasons why our children are so precious, so special, and have always been such an important part of our lives. It all started with their joyous arrival, then on into those challenging school and teen years, through the stressful but magic milestones of dating, driving, graduation, marriage, and their first job, then finally into the adult stage, where they would eventually discover and appreciate how much fun we have had trying to keep them in line. • It never ceases to amaze me how those little duffers can climb up a playground slide 17 times in a half an The Ponoka Outreach School will begin hour, will stop crying three seconds after they get a accepting registrations for the Band-Aid and a treat from mom, and can remember 2012-13 school year on names and dates a whole lot better than Grandpa. We Tuesday, September 4, 2012. really enjoy pushing them on the swing and playing quiet games, but the days of piggy-back rides and jumping on the trampoline have just about come to a Call to make an appoitment by painful end. We have also given up trying to convince contacting the school at these little duffers that veggies are better than rice crackers and that dessert is the reward for eating your meat and potatoes. • August is a special time of the year for young children, because they are still on summer holidays, but they are getting ready to head back to school. Even though they would like to sleep in and stay up late all year Registration - Home Education Program round, as soon as they start seeing those new Registrations are now being accepted for Home Education fancy clothes and shiny students within Wolf Creek Public Schools, covering the Counties new supplies they get all of Ponoka and Lacombe, for the 2012-2013 school year. excited, and can’t wait to step into the noisy but Wolf Creek Public Schools provides direct ongoing supervision hallowed halls of learnand assistance to Home Education students through an on-site ing. If we are helping Home Education Coordinator. them with the shopping, we will likely be looking Regular home visitations are a feature of our services. Students back at our first days in may access full time or blended programs, traditional distance class, comparing, and reeducation or on-line courses, as well as a variety of other alizing how much it may individualized programs. have changed, but will always be the best days To register, or for more information, of our young lives, both please contact Kacey Oehlerking at 6000 Highway 2A, Ponoka, then and now. koehlerking@wolfcreek.ab.ca or phone: 403-783-5441 Ext. 1311. • Over the years we have always been amazed

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writing was so terrible. “If it was any better you would find out how bad a speller I am.” • When Art asked the little girl if she had any brothers and sisters, she sadly replied, “No, I am the lonely child!” In the meantime just keep enjoying the rest of the summer, pray for a great harvest, and have a great week, all of you!

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

BOOGIE WOOGIE Bugle Girls

Bugle Girls Ruthie (Rachelle Dueck) Sissy (Katie Sue Birch) and Betty (Erin Schmale), console one another after learning their brother is missing in action in Europe. Photos by George Brown

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Jug band musicians Patsy McCoy (Jasmine Johnson), Peggy McCoy (Rebekka Flyer) and Leo McCoy (Sterling Vander Ploeg) audition playing the tune Mr. Lucky in the wartime musical Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls.

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The Mavericks-Gord Bamford-Joe Nichols Dean Brody-Joe Diffie-Doc Brody-Joe DiffieDoc Walker The Legendary Ian Tyson More Gasoline Alley

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$24.00 Friday Night Kick Off Single Day General Admission $69.00 (Saturday/Sunday) $79.00 Limited Grandstand Tickets $114.00 Full Event General Pass $124.00 Full Event Reserved Pass $65.00/weekend Camping

Friday Night Kick Off Party: Friday, August 31st GATES OPEN AT 7:00 pm Julian Austin 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Steve Arsenault 11:00 pm - Closing

Tickets and Additional Information can be found at www.summersendoff.ca or call 1-877-569-7767 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT GATES

Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson Main Stage: Saturday, September 1st The Boom Chucka Boys 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Dean Brody 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Doc Walker 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Global FMX Moto X 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm The Mavericks 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Billy Bob’s Saloon 18+ Beer Gardens GATES OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT NOON Jordan Doell 10:00 pm - Closing

Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson Main Stage: Sunday, September 2nd Ian Tyson 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Joe Diffie 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Joe Nichols 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Global FMX Moto X 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Gord Bamford 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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to be a successful rancher and his ranching and beloved horses have inspired him to become a musical historian of the west.” Gord Bamford, who was also added to the final roster of singers, says he’s honoured to be able to share the stage with Tyson at the festival. “I have always held him in high regard, and it’s a really special moment to secure him to play at the festival. I know that the Summer Send Off offers the perfect venue for him to connect with many Albertans who love him and his music.” The Festival begins with a Kick-Off Party on Friday, Aug. 31 at the Billy Bob’s Beer Garden Saloon located on the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Grounds. Doors open at 7 p.m. with Julian Austin performing at 8 p.m. Canadian Country Music Association award winning musicians Dean Brody and Doc Walker will perform on the Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson main stage, Sept. 1. Brian Halbert of Big Air Entertainment says that the ability to draw quality talent speaks volumes to future Summer Sendoff festivals. “We are already talking about Summer Sendoff 2013. But for right now, we’re incredibly pleased with the depth and breadth of talent that our festival is offering. The Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Grounds offer a laid back atmosphere which will make it a memorable Labour Day long weekend.” Tickets and additional information and other main stage acts can be found at www.summersendoff.ca.

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Potential Employees need to have the following: H2S Alive and First Aid Valid Class 5 Drivers License and Reliable Transportation Able to pass fitness test Able to pass Drug and Alcohol Test

WHEN: September 5, 2012 • 10 AM

WHERE: Maskwacis Employment Centre Ermineskin Mall Hobbema, Alberta

For more information contact the MEC at 780-585-4450


Page 14 PONOKA NEWS

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Alberta’s Saddlebred horse show season ends By Amelia Naismith

and Morgans, Mills says the show is mixed breed and Ponoka hosted the last Saddlebred horse show of there are specific classes for all breeds but it doesn’t get the Alberta season before the riders head to the United much variety. “Like stays with like.” The futurity show, as well as similar shows, caters States to show their horses for an extended period of to Saddlebreds and Morgans just with show traditions time. “A lot of horses will go to show in Oregon,” said and showing practices. Mills says other breeds, such as quarter horses, are Laura Mills, who’s on the board of directors for the welcome to compete but there is a chance they’ll have American Saddlebred Horse Association of Alberta. The Morgan World Championships will be held in difficulties placing well. Many other breeds aren’t bred for show and their Oklahoma in October. The 42nd annual American Saddlebred Horse Asso- physical traits and personalities have a harder time adciation of Alberta Futurity show was held in the Ponoka hering to the standards and practices. “Take the quarter horses, their necks are put on too Ag Event Centre Aug. 17 to 19. low and their butts are too high,” said Mills. Although the competitors were mainly Saddlebreds “Saddlebreds are known as the peacock of the show ring,” said Mills. “Our goal is to have a horse that’s under control but looks fiery.” A lot of the horses at the show where born with to Joyce Deal, winner of the Ponoka that fiery quality in mind. Agricultural Society raffle drawn Saturday, In futurities, foals are August 11 at the Ponoka Community Fair named eligible in Alberta if the sire and dame were eligible. “It’s basically you’re guessing ahead into the future,” said Mills. Along with horses of well-planned bloodlines, the show also featured renowned judge Sally Lindabury who has produced world champion horses including Shadows Creation, Olympic Flame Left to Right - Jody Elliott (trainer), Joyce Deal (raffle winner), Sherry and Main Dame. Gummow (PAS President) & Linc Drynan (PAS Director)

“TURNING OVER THE REINS”

Brianna Van Rooyen celebrates her victory in the Western Canadian Saddle Seat Equitation Junior Ride Championship. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Thanks to the Sponsors of the PAS raffle: Linc & Karen Drynan - donation of 3 year old AQHA filly Jody Elliott Training - 90 days of training Jones Boys Saddlery & Western Wear - $500.00 Gift Certificate

FALL MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 RIMBEY, ALBERTA

Selling equipment to all four Western provinces and the Northern USA. Listings are now being accepted for the Fall Machinery Consignment Auction. All items must be listed by Wednesday, September 19, 2012 to be included on our Sales Posters, Newspaper, Radio Advertising, Web Page and extensive mailing lists. For more information or to consign call: ALLEN B. OLSON AUCTION SERVICE LTD. RIMBEY, ALBERTA (403) 843-2747 Sale Site LICENSE NO. 165690 Web Page Address: www.allenolsonauction.com E-mail: abolson@telusplanet.net

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

PONOKA NEWS Page 15

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! FISHING LICENCES AVAILABLE Absolute Prince of Hearts canters around the show ring with rider Malika Keglowitsch. Photo by Amelia Naismith

GET YOUR BUSINESS OUT THERE CALL

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Skinning Moose/Elk: $45

and packaging: $0.50 per lb. Smokies

$2.10 lb

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off fee:

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Jalapeno Smokies

$2.70 lb

Cheese Smokies

$2.90 lb

(Cheese incl.)

Garlic Ring

$2.50 lb

Pepperoni Sticks $2.80 lb

Summer Sausage Chubs

Fresh Sausages $1.70 lb

Jerky

(Bratwurst, Maple, Breakfast, Honey Garlic, Burrito, Chorizo)

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Farmers Sausages

$2.20 lb

$2.00 lb

$4.40 lb

Extruded Jerky $4.40 lb

** pricing based on finished product and includes the pork, beef or fat added ** from starting weight to finished product you can add +/- 30% ** the amount of pork, beef or fat added to the product will be decided by the sausage maker.

DON’T FORGET! There are laws regarding game transportation. When you bring your game in, you will be asked for your WIN and TAG’s, or a letter of transportation from the owner of the meat. Deposit will be required depending on the number of animals or pounds of product to be made.

After hours drop off hotline: 1-403-783-0284 (Jent)

VJV MARKET REPORT MARKET REPORT AUGUST 8, 2012 On Wednesday, August 15, 2012- 909 head of cattle went through our rings - TOTAL - 909

SLAUGHTER CATTLE D1 - D2 cows D3 - D4 cows Holstein cows Heiferettes Bologna Bulls Feeder bulls

77.00-82.00 68.00-74.00 62.00-72.00 75.00-85.00 94.00-102.00 85.00-95.00

Good Bred Cows NONE Older Bred Cows NONE Good Bred Heifers: NONE Cow/calf pairs (younger) 1650.00-1850.00 Cow/Calf pairs (older) 1200.00-1500.00

STOCKERS AND FEEDERS Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus: Replacement hfrs Dairy Steers Baby Calves Dairy Type: Baby Calves Beef Type: Hay: Sq Bales Straw: Sq. Bales Greenfeed: Sq. Bales.

112.00-122.00 120.00-133.00 129.00-139.00 138.00-148.00 145.00-157.00 150.00-160.00 165.00-180.00 180.00-200.00

Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers

105.00-116.00 115.00-126.00 124.00-134.00 132.00-141.00 138.00-148.00 145.00-155.00 150.00-160.00 160.00-175.00

up to 145.00 90.50-115.00 60.00-180.00 180.00-320.00 0.50-6.50 none NONE

Rd Bales Rd Bales Rd Bales

NONE NONE NONE

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ATTENTION HUNTERS!!

GAME PROCESSING AT

We offer full service Game Processing, from cutting your Deboning Deer: $85 Deboning Moose/Elk: $0.65 per lb hanging animal preparing sausage from your already cut per animal including cut to and wrapping including cut and wrapping ($15 disposal fee) We have many different ($25 disposal fee) game meat. varieties of sausages to Custom grinding After hours drop choose from as well.

4804-50 St. 403-783-3082 www.truhardware.ca

Family meats is inviting everyone that is hunting this season or is interested in how to field dress and cut/debone deer or other wild/domestic game. By attending this course you will receive 10% off your sausage processing bill on your first tagged animal of the 2012 season!!! When: Saturday, September 15, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm What: A course in dressing and cutting wild game put together by the management and staff at family meats. Where: At our provincially inspected facility on 4207 67 Street, Ponoka. Cost: $115 - per person signing up (including warm breakfast and lunch + coffee) How: Phone or text Jent at 403-783-0284 or email to jent@familymeats.com SCHEDULE: 8:30 - 9:00 am: 9:00 - 10:00: 10:00 - 12:00:

Arrival with coffee and a warm breakfast Introductions and a tour of the facility and coolers Skinning and gutting on two carcasses - step by step explanation 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Warm lunch and questionnaire with master sausage maker Karl Wolsiffer 1:00 - 3:00 pm: Deboning and cutting on two carcasses - into primal cuts and trim, cutting primal cuts into steaks, stew and tying fine roasts 3:00 pm: Coffee time and clean up


Page 16 PONOKA NEWS

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Gym club seeks spot at Kinsmen hall

The Ponoka Gymnastics Club is close to having its own building, but until that time they have asked town council’s permission to continue use of the Kinsmen Community Centre. The request is the same as last year with the club using the centre every Tuesday and Thursday from September

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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.

Call Brian or Mary to view.

4 BEDROOMS CLOSE TO PARK AND SCHOOLS

80 ACRES

located north of Crestomere. 1334 sq. ft. home finished up & down, garage, barn, waterer & surface revenue. Ideal hobby farm or pure-bred operation. Fenced & cross-fenced, 2 dugouts. Priced at

$430,000.00.

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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!!

Call Mary

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Great country acreage scenario. Pavement to driveway. Ready to develop.

EXCLUSIVE LISTING

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Great little acreage close to town. 4.59 acres with newer bi-level, double det. garage and small barn.

Call Brian 403-704-7018

Call Brian 403-704-7018

6.96 Acres on pavement SW of Ponoka. 2/3 treed with your choice of ideal building sites. Priced to sell $129.900.

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BRIAN HATALA

ANNETTE DODDS

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changed for the next three years. “Although we have escalating power costs and a decrease in overall usage — the use was down a bit due to a computer malfunction in 2011 — we are not suggesting that an increase be made,” said Watson. He has offered advertising for free to the ag event centre to promote its events. Costs for the sign in 2011 were $2,550.56 with revenue $3,047.62 and there were 68 paid ads and 31 town ads with no charge. Mayor Larry Henkelman asked if the ads would increase. “Do we foresee that the ads will be increasing to what it was in the last two years?” he asked. Usage varies within the community, explained Watson, and he anticipates similar numbers to slightly higher numbers for 2012. Grant proposal Council was asked to support an application from the town to a new grant program announced by the federal government, called the Western Economic Diversification – Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). Staff worked to get an application together for the CIIF program as Watson said the window to apply is fairly small. The funding is for a maximum of $250,000 with applicants matching funds; it must also be shovel ready. “We submitted to upgrade the arena and we’re using funding from 2012 to leverage the grant request. We’re also putting $46,000 before you using the 2013 budget,” explained Watson. The total submission is $554,000 with $250,000 coming from the CIIF grant. Watson is hopeful the proposal will be approved. The goal was to maximize the funding, said Quinlan. “We were given about a two-week window to complete this,” she said. Council supported the request. Rezoning of land requested An application to the Town of Ponoka has come through from Robert Traylen, who represents an unnamed company in Ontario, with a request to reclassify 7.71-acres on Highway 53 across from Extra Foods, which is owned by the Stampede Association. “To reclassify it into highway commercial district, which would allow this commercial development,” said Watson. Council gave first reading to the application with notices in Ponoka News for two weeks and a public hearing on Sept. 11. New concession There is a new concessionaire at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex. Director of community services Wes Amendt said the town has entered into a one-year exclusive contract with Information Jim Frender from Wetaskat your finger iwin. tips “He has some previous experience in the restaurant industry,” Amendt explained. Initially there seemed www.ponokanews.com to be some interest in running the concession and the town advertised in Lacombe and Wetaskiwin newspapers as well as KiSubway Fresh jiji but Frender’s was the only application received. Try Our “My main goal was to have someone in there NEW! providing service,” said Amendt. The concession has new paint and lighting, and Amendt also hopes usage of the arena will become year-round.

to November, being flexible if those dates are booked. CAO Brad Watson said there were a few bumps but “things went well.” “I’ve cautioned the staff to expect to extend that beyond November,” he said. He expects construction would take longer than the proposed time. Spokesperson for the club, Lavern Hooper, said there are some legal challenges they have to work on before construction can begin. The legal issue appears to be over a $200,000 donation from the late Duncan Grant and there are some questions from Grant’s son over the legitimacy of the donation, explained Hooper. Council agreed to the request with the understanding that it may continue into the spring. Road closure, final reading Council gave final approval for the road closure of a portion of 39 Avenue, which was due to removal of access from Highway 2A. Approval had to come from Alberta Transportation before council could pass second and third reading. The portion of the roadway will be converted to a public utility lot. Town financials: operating statement The town’s operating revenue and expenditures were given to councillors with information up to June 30. The operating surplus is $719,162, revenues are $6.9 million with $5.7 million in expenditures. Director of corporate services, Betty Quinlan explained the reason behind the surplus. “Compared to last year we had a slightly larger surplus. I think part of it is because we’ve had some staff turnover,” she said. Also because construction gets started later than when these statements come up. The largest variances come from the transportation and water as they have large maintenance budgets, explained Quinlan. Transportation sits at expenses of $475,199 with a budget of $1.2 million. Water expenses sit at $1.18 million with a budget of $2.5 million. “Those things kick in when it’s summer and they’re out repairing roads,” she stated. Town financials: capital statement The capital expenditures for June 30 show $652,770 with a budget of $6.1 million. Again Quinlan said many capital projects had not begun until August. “They would all show up in the September statements…A lot of the big construction projects are just under way. So it will all start showing up in the next quarter.” Community events sign Council has approved the advertising rates on the community events sign be un-

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Stay informed with the Cool runnings: Residents made full use of the splash park last weekend during warm August temperatures. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Club comes together for Longears Days enjoyment By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Mule and donkey owners and riders showed off their riding and handling skills at the Tees Longears Days Aug. 18 and 19. For members of the Alberta Mule and Donkey Club (AMDC) there was also some fun games in the mix. Chairman Ross Shandro said it is a way for club members to see each other. “It’s geared more for family entertainment and for club members…this is our summer get together.” The main purpose of the show is to give competitors a chance to try out their skills, while not having to worry about winning or losing. “Tees is not a competitive show, it’s a welcoming show,” explained. Shandro. His hope is participants will gain some experience from Longears Days as they can enter other equine shows as well. If a show is sanctioned by the Alberta Equestrian Foundation, then riders can enter mules. Despite a reputation of being stubborn and willful, Shandro feels mules are smarter than horses, but they need the right trainer. “A good mule is better than a good horse,” Shandro attributes the saying to Teddy Holden who used to work with mules. “I didn’t know what that meant,” said Shandro, until he had a mule with a

shoulder injury and was unable to work with it for three years. As soon as the mule was better, Shandro proceeded to train him again and he was surprised at how quick it came back. “The retention on a mule is superior to that of a horse. That’s me talking after owning a mule for 27 years,” he stated. He did admit that a mule can also learn the wrong way quickly; he feels they need an experienced trainer to work with mules. “It’s about how you work with them.” Another quality attributed to mules is their loyalty to their owners, explained Marlene Quiring of the AMDC. “Their nature is to me a little more doglike, they’re quite loyal,” she explained. Their tendency is to have more selfpreservation, which she feels is one of the reasons they have a reputation of being stubborn. “Training is not different (than horses), but mules are more intense.” The weekend featured the Alberta Mounted Potato Throwers, where competitors had to grab a potato from one end of the field and bring it to a pylon on the other end as fast as possible. Other challenges for competitors were western or English pleasure, barrel racing, pleasure driving and a drill team demonstration.

This contestant shows off her two donkeys during the grand entry Aug. 18.

Participants at Tees Longears Days participate in a drill Aug. 18 with their mules. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Grand entry time for this owner and her mule. Mules and donkeys were showcased during Tees Longears Days with riders having a chance to show off their skills.


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Back row: Assistant coach Shelley Davis-Hall, Katie Tilbury, Tessa Hughes, Breanna, Davis-Hall, head coach Lonny Behm, Shaye Leidenius, Kim Rose, Katlynn Kyle and manager Michelle Blanchette. Front row: Sky Rogalski, Melanie Verhoeven, Emily Blanchette, Daria Leidenius, Jillian Broemeling, Carly Armstrong, Kailee Chesterman, Morgan Nemish and Georgia England.

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here are spots for all within the Red Deer City Soccer Association non-competetive house leagues, the development under 10 Renegades league and the Renegades under 12 to under 18 competetive tier 1 and 2 teams. There is room for everyone and every skill level. Tryouts for Renegades are from September 1 to September 9 at Edgar fields and information for Renegades can be found on their website at renegadessc.com. Registration for House league through Red Deer City Soccer Association is ongoing. Go to rdcsa.com to register or for more information. You can also call the office at 403-346-4259.

Indoor soccer runs from October to March and is a fun and affordable way to keep the kids active.

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he Ponoka Splashpark fundraising committee would like to thank Sommer Home Hardware Building Centre for donating all the material for the pump house at the splash park. Thanks to manager Gary Colyn for co-ordinating the building of the project and all his volunteers.

Karen Colyn Kally Colyn Gary Lauer Don Pederson Construction Jason Rausch Red Deer College Construction Kyle Rausch Russel Adams Alty Kanten Tim Hortons (coffee)

Victoria Colyn Steve Pederson Mark Hinkley (delivery) Dwayne Rausch Darrell Adams Vance Adams Jessalyn Bolton Dan Helm Subway (Subs)

Joint soccer team wins Submitted A select team of U16 girls soccer players from five communities came away with a gold medal from the recent Red Deer City Soccer Association tournament. This team was formed to give the girls an opportunity to play further into the summer, as the tier 4 season runs until the beginning of July. To do this, the newly formed team had to move up and compete at the tier 3 level. The squad was composed of nine girls from Ponoka,

five from Stettler and three each from Sylvan Lake and Lacombe. Although the girls were sporting the Ponoka Storm jerseys, they decided to name themselves “La Pottler Lake” to unite the team, and acknowledge all four home communities. Winning a medal at this tournament was a remarkable feat. These girls had only three practices together before taking the pitch in Red Deer. To come away with a medal, while competing against teams who have played together for a minimum of three months, is nothing short of amazing. Ponoka Minor Hockey The girls played Big Country (Olds) in their first game and tied 1-1. They then defeated Camrose Selects 1-0. In their last game of round robin play, the opposition Regular Hockey Season Registration will be accepted on Wednesday, was the NCU JuvenSeptember 5 at Mass Registration. tus team from Calgary Goalie Skill Development – TO BE ANNOUNCED and the game finished Ivan Christenson Skill Development – This 18 week Camp will start on with a 1-1 draw. September 27. Cost is $325. Registrations will be accepted for Novice The girls advanced and up. to the gold medal Conditioning Camp – This camp will run the week of September 10 and is final and faced Juvenavailable to Atom age players and up. Cost is $60 per child. tus again. The game Female Hockey program – Registrations are still being accepted for the was a scoreless tie Female Hockey Program. This year the program will operate with Lacombe at the end of regulato offer a program for females aged Atom and up. For further details contact tion play, putting the Sharon Klinger at 403-783-4559. game into a shootout. Both team’s first Forms – Please note that all forms will be available on the website prior to five shooters scored, registration at www.ponokaminorhockey.ca bringing it to suddenInterested in Refereeing? Please note that you may sign up for refereeing death penalties, where on registration night. The Referee clinic is being held on September 22 “La Pottler Lake” lost and 23. There is a minimal fee associated with the registration for Level l I 7-6 to Juventus. referees (up to 16 years of age) and Level II referees. To put this team’s performance into propPARENTS RESPECT IN SPORT REQUIREMENTS er perspective, they Ponoka Minor Hockey is reminding all families that at least on parent from defeated the CASA tier every family will be required to participate in the Respect In Sport Online 3 provincial representa(Parent) Clinic for the 2012/2013 Hockey Season, as dictated by Alberta tives, and posted a draw Hockey. Parents have until September 30 to complete this course. If the and a loss on penalties course is not completed by this date, the ability of your child to play will be to a Calgary city team withheld until this requirement has been met. that plays at the tier 2 level throughout the Take the course today at: spring soccer season. https://hockeyalbertaparent.respectgroupinc.com/secure The “La Pottler Lake” girls are all tier 4 WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO COMPLETE NOW IN ORDER TO REDUCE players in their own VOLUME IN THE COMING MONTHS. THERE IS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS community programs. COURSE ($12.00). CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCEPTED. THIS CLINIC IS BEING These young womFACILITATED THROUGH HOCKEY ALBERTA. en showed their talent, NOTE: There is a section to enter Certification number if you have taken this skill, competitive drive course through an outside organization. Parent version is still required even and represented their if an individual has previously taken the coach version. local associations with pride.

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Rifleman’s Rodeo in sight By Amelia Naismith It’s almost time for the September long weekend horseless rodeo—the Ponoka Fish and Game Rifleman’s Rodeo. The Rifleman’s Rodeo is a hunter class shooting competition for all ages. The rodeo has men’s and women’s senior categories as well as buddies, juniors and a family event. There are five animal targets that come up at random. “There’s a new one that I’m not telling you,” said co-chairman Brent Nabozniak, with a laugh. The Rifleman’s Rodeo has been going on for more than 40 years. “It was originally designed as an event to prepare hunters for hunting season, “ said Nabozniak. The rodeo runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. On Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. a kid’s shootout will take place until about noon. “We take time to allow the kids to shoot .22s,” said Nabozniak. In the kids’ shoot-out there’s a sub-junior level for children under 10 years old and a junior level for

children 10 to 17. They shoot at 10 target rings and whoever has the best score out of 100 wins. The champion of the full-fledged rodeo event, who scores the best out of 50 with the animal targets, wins a silver and gold buckle. The rodeo will also feature a balloon shoot, a handgun shoot and a black powder shoot. The handgun and black powder shoots are 50/50 events. “Everybody is allowed to come shoot,” said Nabozniak. “It’s a great event for the kids, they love it.” The Rifleman’s Rodeo also promotes firearms safety and, features free camping. Cost to shoot in the senior’s event is $5 and the buddy and junior events are $10. To come out and watch the event at the Lake Pofianga shooting range is free. For more information about the Rifleman’s Rodeo visit www.ponokafishandgame.ca or call Brent Nabozniak at 403-803-8406 or Phyllis Walcheske at 403-783-2191.

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Hall Registration and Open House

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August 31, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Scout Hall

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Late Registration

Leagues start September 10, 2012

September 5 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Kinsmen Community Hall

Youth Programs for Beavers - Youths ages 5 to 7 Mondays 6:45 to 7:45 Cub Scouts - Youth ages 8 to 10 Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00 pm

For more information call 403-783-4515 or stop in at 4812 50 St. Come see us at Community Registration Night Wednesday, Sept 5, Kinsmen Centre 5 pm - 8 pm

Scouts - Youth ages 13 to 16 Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm For info call 403.783.0703 or 403.704.9615 Email Cmaz7@shaw.ca

Join us for 18 holes of golf in the fight to end MS at Wolf Creek Golf Resort - The Old Course

PONOKA POOL SHARKS WANT TO BE A SHARK? Try our “Rookie Camp” for all new swimmers, Monday, Sept. 17 to Thursday Sept. 29 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Offering • Dance classes for ages three to adult • Competitive and Recreational programs • A variety of dance styles: • Tap • Contemporary • Ballet • Jazz

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To register or to get program information, visit the Pool Sharks table during Mass Registration.

Monday, September 10, 2012 We provide : Food, Golf Balls, Carts & Prizes! Registration: Individuals - $150 each (each participant must fundraise an additional $200) Foursomes - $125 each (each participant must fundraise an additional $200)

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Kinsmen Community Centre New parent information meeting Wednesday, Sept. 26 4:45 pm with AGM to follow Masters Swim Program starts Tuesday Oct. 2

For more info

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Four division finals for barrel racers By Amelia Naismith

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The Alberta Barrel Racing Association (ABRA) provincial finals are coming to the Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre and bringing more than

500 racers. The ABRA mandates riders competing in the finals have already run a minimum number of races; nine for the open and six for the youth divisions.

ABRA runs its finals on a four-division system with one split second difference. The fastest rider is the winner of the first division. For the second division the rider with one more second to their time than the first division winner wins second division.

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FRIEDA KERIK On August 8, 2012 Mrs. Frieda Kerik passed away at the age of 80 years. She was born on September 12, 1931 in Bashaw to Gottlieb and Hulda Gust. She married Alfred Kerik on September 30, 1952 at Three Hills after a four year courtship. She is survived by children: Gregory Kerik of Alix, Myrna (Allen) Donnelly of Red Deer, Kelly Kerik of Edmonton, and Susan (Ron) Darroch of Lloydminster; grandchildren: David (Lora) Donnelly, Jody (Chad) Chimuk and their children Jayce and Jordyn, and Katelyn (Richard) Kerik and their son Owen; special family friends Bruce and Dennis and great-granddaughter Abigail; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred in 2010, sisters Ida Kitzman, Hulda Shepherd, and Martha Skjel; brothers John Gust and Gary Gust. A Prayer Vigil was held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Ponoka where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, August 14th at 1:00 p.m. The Interment Service followed at the Bashaw Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6. To express condolences to Frieda’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To

On August 19, 2012 Dolores Bragg of Ponoka passed away at the age of 61 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Tom; daughter Maureen (Mike) Chopek and grandsons Nolan and Carter; son Lewis; siblings Janice (Bob) McGhie, Randy (Carol) Hoffman and Darren (Pam) Hoffman; her mother-in-law Elsie Bragg; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Dolores was predeceased by her parents Art and Doris Hoffman. A Funeral Service will be held at the Ponoka United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ferrybank Cemetery Fund. To express condolences to Dolores’ family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME

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Toniel Henderson May 20, 1982 to Aug. 21, 2004 Not one single day goes by that I don’t think of you, Some tiny thing you might have said, Somethings we used to do. But as the days keep passing by while you’re away from me, I still relive the days you lived- your in my memory. Forever in our hearts. Your family

IN LOVING MEMORY OF KAREN BELL March 11, 1965 - August 23, 2011 The years we’ve shared have been full of joy The memories we’ve made will go on and on I haven’t stopped crying since you went away, And I’ve asked God time and time again why couldn’t you stay. You lit up my life, my hopes and my dreams You’ve opened my eyes to see what it all means. So now that you’ve gone how can I forget; Because you were the greatest out of all I have met. Gone but not forgotten, All our love, Nicole, Tyler, Dustin and family.

DOUG BUSKAS On August 16, 2012 Doug Buskas of Ponoka passed away suddenly at the age of 56 years. Doug will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters Amy and Jessi Buskas; sisters Evelyn (Leo) Paquette and Carol (Gary) Groves; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his extended four-legged family; Hunter, Taz and Rascal. Doug was predeceased by his parents John and Margaret Buskas and his brother Allan. A Celebration of Doug’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Church (10 km north of Highway 53 on Secondary Highway 822) with Interment to follow. A casual potluck reception will follow at the farm. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to Calvary Lutheran Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. To express condolences to Doug’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME

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Marion Crawford Thank you to Rev Shirner, the United Church and choir, Legion members, the Wombold Funeral Home, relatives and friends of Marion Crawford for all your sympathy, support, and charity donations on behalf of Marion. Sincerely appreciated Bev Gates, Wenda, Jan and Bruce Crawford and families.

THE PONOKA-RIMBEY Palliative Care Council acknowledge and thank Jenny Crossley for her most generous donation of $1520.00 These monies were raised by Jenny through her participation in the recent Bob Sorenson head shave event held in Ponoka. The money will be used by the Council towards the purchase of items to be made available for Palliative Care clients in the Ponoka Rimbey area. Receipts for the individual donations have been mailed out. Thank You.

KAREN BELL March 11, 1965 - August 23, 2011 We shall cherish those precious memoriies of the times when you were here. Remembering you is easy, but missing you is a heartache, that never goes away. To your resting place we visit, placing flowers there with care, But no one knows our heartache when we turn and leave there. Forever Loved Dan & Family

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ALCOHOLICS AL-ANON Weekly meeting ANONYMOUS Tuesdays, 8 p.m. at the Monday night meetings Neighbourhood Place, at the Anglican Church 5115-49 Ave. For more Ponoka 8:30 p.m. Phone info 403-783-4557 403-783-0719 for info.

ALATEEN Weekly meetings Tuesdays @ 8 pm Neighborhood Place 5115 49 Ave. Ponoka For more information 403-783-4557 or 403-783-8371

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Ponoka Farmers Market

36th Anniversary Wednesday August 29 Serving Coffee & Cake Cash or food donations accepted for the food bank

CLASSIFIEDS’ LABOR DAY Hours & Deadlines OFFICE & PHONES CLOSED MON. SEPT. 3, 2012 Red Deer Advocate & Red Deer Life Publication dates: SAT. SEPT. 1 SUN. SEPT. 2 TUES. SEPT. 4 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at 5 p.m. Central AB Life Publication date: THURS. SEPT. 6 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at 5 p.m. Ponoka Publication date: WED. SEPT. 5 Deadline is: Thur. August 30 at 5 p.m. Rimbey Publication date; TUES. SEPT, 4 Deadline is: Thurs. August 30 at NOON Stettler & Weekender

Publication date: WED. SEPT. 5 FRI. SEPT. 7 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at NOON Sylvan Lake News & Eckville Echo Publication date: THUR. SEPT. 6 Deadline is: Fri. August 31 at 5 p.m. Bashaw Publication date: TUES. SEPT. 4 Deadline is: Thur. August 30 at NOON Castor - Regular deadline Have a safe & happy holiday CLASSIFIEDS 403-309-3300 classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com www.wegotads.ca

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Oilfield

Westcan Fabricating Ltd is a fast growing oil and gas fabricating company based out of Ponoka AB.

755

SEEKS SKILLED DAIRY PERSON. Wage based on exper. Fax resume to

GULL LAKE GARAGE SALE

EXPERIENCED WATER and Vacuum Haulers required. H2S, PST, First Aid. Above average day rate and cushy benefits plan. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: reception @mjswaterhauling.ca

The successful candidate will have: *2 years Post-Secondary Education in either Business/Oil & Gas Technology *Good Computer Skills with MS Office; *Detailed Orientated individual who can deal with multi-tasking and changing priorities and staff on a daily basis. *Experience working in fabricating oil and gas production equipment an asset. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send resume to admin@westcanfab.ca Of fax to 403-775-4014 NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.

LEDUC TRUCKING COMPANY looking for Class 1 Winch Truck Operators and one TANKMASTER RENTALS Saturday, Aug. 25 ton Drivers for oilfield requires experienced 9 am - 4 pm hauling. Minimum 3 years Class 1 bed truck/winch commercial driving truck operators. Competiexperience, oilfield tive wages and benefits. experience is preferred. m.morton@tankmaster.ca Sylvan Lake Excellent wage & benefits. or fax 403-340-8818 Please send resume and ESTATE SALE, abstract via email at Acreage 1/2 miles S of CLASSIFIED Want Ads do McDonalds, 4120 Hwy 20, brunostrucking@xplornet.com more things for more people or fax 780-986-0099 lots of collectibles, housethan any other form of hold and misc. items, tools, JOB HUNTING? Read the advertising. Phone 1-877FrI. Aug. 24, Sat. Aug. 25 Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311. 223-3311 9-6 and Sun Aug. 25 9 - 1 P.M. CLASSIFIEDS Sell it Best! To place your ad phone 1-877223-3311

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FOR MISSIONS Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (The Church by the Pond - sale will be in the parking lot of 5501-54 Ave.)

Thursday, August 30 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday, August 31 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday, September 1 - 9:00 am - noon

Garage/Bake Sale & Silent Auction Friday August 24 • 12pm - 8pm Back parking lot of Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre, 5800-57 Ave Come support the PHCC Social Committee in their efforts to have a Staff Appreciation & Long Term Service Award evening this October! Rain or Shine!

800

Part-time (1-2 days/week) Duties will include answering phones, office cleaning, & data entry. Applicant must provide a high standard of customer service! Please drop resume off at #2, 6000 – 48 Ave., Ponoka Attn: Theresa Application deadline Aug. 31, 2012

Janitorial

TANKMASTER RENTALS requires experienced Class 3 Vac Truck Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. m.morton@tankmaster.ca or fax 403-340-8818

Professionals

Oilfield

800

770

NORTHCOTT CARE CENTRE Employment Opportunity Housekeeping Permanent Part-Time/Casual Including Holiday Coverage Competitive Wages & Benefits Apply to: Diane Gadd or Debbie Grimshaw Northcott Care Centre 4209-48th Avenue Ponoka, AB T4J 1P4 Ph. 403-783-4764

is currently taking resumes for experienced Assistant Operators. Must have all valid tickets. Email resume to: rdzubaroffice@telus.net or fax to: 403-346-9420 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.

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edium size accounting Àrm located in Ponoka, Alberta, which provides professional services to agriculture, small business, government organizations, and professionals, is currently seeking a senior level accountant to join our team. You would provide a variety of professional services to our clients, including audit and assurance and general taxation matters. Applicants should have at least 3 years experience in public practice and preferably have obtained an accounting designation. We will consider applicants nearing completion of their accounting designation programs with public practice experience. ProÀciency in Caseware and other accounting and tax related software would be an asset. We are a Àrm that provides opportunities for learning and growth with increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with your skills and experience. We offer competitive compensation and beneÀts plans. Interested applicants please email or fax your resume and cover letter in conÀdence to Tim Rowland at 403-783-6170 or resume@ rowlandparker.com. We would like to thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Ponoka Office Position Available

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MANAGEMENT Trainee Required

Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 Restaurant/Hotel ................820 Sales & Distributors ..........830 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 Employment Training ........900 Career Planning ................920

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NEW OR USED SALES MANAGER Toyota City requires an enthusiastic, highly-motivated and career-minded Automotive Sales Manager for a team of highly productive salespeople. Must provide a high standard of customer service. This individual will plan, organize, direct, mentor and evaluate subordinate sales staff and provide staff with up-to-date marketing and promotional information. The Sales Manager is directly responsible for developing a customer-focused sales team that achieves business through the development of strong relationships and exceeding customer expectations. Additional duties will be assigned as necessary. Toyota City offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment and career advancement opportunities. Qualified applicants should contact Geoff Skakun, D.P. gskakun@shaw.ca or drop off resume to: 4120 - 56 Street, Wetaskiwin, AB

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Professionals

810

JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php.

Trades

850

3RD OR 4TH YEAR APPRENTICE PLUMBER. Experience with hydronics and gas an asset. Must be hard working, self motivated and own hand tools. Competitive wages with benefit package. Please fax drivers abstract and references with resume to 403-342-5748 ALBERTA BASED COMPANY looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: jobs @commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002 BLUE GRASS SOD FARMS in Red Deer requires mechanic’s helper. Apprenticeship opportunities available. Farm equipment experience an asset. Reply: bluesod@explornet.com or fax 403-342-7488.

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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:

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

830

Help Wanted Prairie Points Quilt Shop is looking for mature, part time help, to work Tuesday, Wednesday and every second Saturday. Must be friendly, neat and personable. Retail experience and good color coordinating skills a must. Quilting experience is an asset. Willing to train the right candidate. Serious applicants only. Apply in person, with resume to 5101-51 Ave, Ponoka, AB. Thank you to all who apply, only those chosen for interview will be contacted.

Trades

850

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 JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC is required at OK Tire in Whitecourt, Alberta. Send resume by fax 780-778-6471. Email: oktirewc@telus.net or drop off at 3735 Caxton Street. LOOKING FOR Laborers, equipment operators, foreman, and Class 1 truck drivers for Castor and Three Hills are email resumes to: cswcon@xplornet.com MONAD INDUSTRIAL Constructors Inc. now hiring: Skilled Tradespersons with industrial construction experience for an industrial site near Vanscoy, SK. Journeymen & Apprentice Concrete Finishers; Journeymen & Apprentice Scaffolders; Skilled Labourers. All wages depend on experience. We offer a $2./hour retention bonus & $2./hour completion bonus (total $4./hour). Living out allowance is provided to those that qualify. We are also looking to fill night shift positions with an extra premium of $3./hour. Monad has excellent benefits, pension plan & RRSPs. The successful candidate must have current safety certifications including CSTS 09, H2S Alive & complete a preaccess D&A test. Apply with resume in person: 9744 - 45 Ave., Edmonton, AB, T6E 5C5 or by fax 1-888-398-0725 or email: jobs@monad.ca. Attention: Monad Recruitment Team

Sales & Distributors

830

Trades

850

Part Time Painter or Full Time Painter/Junior Assembler For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop. Painting Knowledge and skills required. Experience in oilfield production equipment fabrication, assembly and finishing an asset. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send résumé to admin@westcanfab.ca Of fax to 403-775-4014 QUALITY CONTROL PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: info@torqueindustrial.com. Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com TJ LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is now accepting resumes for the logging season: Heavy Duty Hoe, Dozers, Bunchers, Skidders, & Process Operators. Fax resume 780-778-2428

Trades

Trades

850

RED DEER MITSUBISHI is looking for a Journeyman Technician to join our closeknit team of professionals. Enjoy a diverse workload and above industry average compensation. E-mail resume to eduiker@ reddeermitsu.ca fax to 403-348-8026 or call Ed @ 403-348-8000. Licensed Technicians only please.

Required Exp’d Fabricator For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop.

Trades

850

WELDER-RED SEAL Journeyperson with valid Alberta B Pressure ticket. GTAW, SMAW, roll welding & pipe fitting an asset. Southside Edmonton, full-time days, competitive wages. Submit resume: gwc.info@gmail.com. Fax 1-888-283-8153.

Misc. Help

Truckers/ Drivers

860

REQUIRED FOR AN Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resume to: 780-725-4430

Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites.

Full Time Day Time 8hr shifts or Part Time 6hr afternoon shift Requirements: • Excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with the public • Paint or retail experience and asset • Willing to gain product knowledge • Cashiering and merchandising as required • Computer literate and able to retain processed thought • Be available for Saturday and Sunday in shift rotation Offering competitive wages

Please drop off resume in person to 6503-44 Street, Ponoka Industrial Park Attn: Gary Colyn, Manager or Email in confidence to gc.shhbc@telus.net

PONOKA 24 Hour Emergency Call 403-783-3337 Home Page: www.agroequipment.com

Hwy. 53 Ponoka Toll Free 877-783-3338 Ph. 403-783-3337 E-Mail: admin-ponoka@agroequipment.com

Rimbey Implements Ltd.

Al York

Interested candidates please send resume to admin@westcanfab.ca Of fax to 403-775-4014

General Manager Cell: (403) 783-0593

Competitive wages with benefit packages available.

Bus: (403) 843-3700

Rimbey, AB TANKMASTER RENTALS requires fluid haulers. Oilfield tickets an asset. Competitive wages. Fax resume to: 403-340-8818

Fax: (403) 843-3430

ANIMAL SERVICES

850

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Immediate Opening

AUTO SALES

Please submit resume by: Fax: 403.783.3011 Email: hr@calnashtrucking.com

RANDY MOHL

880

BUYERS

403-783-8008 Phone 783-8008 BUY - SELL - CONSIGN 5704 - Hwy 2A North, Ponoka, AB T4J 1M1

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

A & J AUTOMOTIVE A & J AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

Paint Sales Staff Required immediately

Darcy Zimmer - Sales North of Hwy 53 Phone: 403-588-8420 Ferdinand Harkema - Sales South of Hwy 53 Cell: 403-785-7149 Rick Cline - Store/Sales Manager Cell: 403-588-1957

JOHN DEERE SALES & SERVICE

Calnash Trucking in Ponoka requires a Heavy Duty Mechanic, will consider apprentice with experience. Must be selfmotivated with good written and communication skills. Competitive wages and benefits.

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Sunrise Village Supportive Living is a 68 suite senior’s residence in Ponoka. The following positions are available: Casual and Part-Time Health Care Aides (HCA Certificate or equivalent; CPR; First Aid; Medication Assistance Program [MAP]) Part-Time Housekeeper Part-Time Cook Casual and Part-Time Food Service Aides Previous experience would be an asset. Must be available to work various shifts and weekends for all positions. If you are a conscientious, hard working person who would enjoy working with seniors please email or fax your resume to: Cindy Osmond, Administrator Sunrise Village Ponoka Email: cosmond@sunrisevillages.com Fax: 403-783-3324 www.sunrisevillages.com We thank you for your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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BOBCAT SERVICES

Misc. Help

Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.

BOBCAT SERVICE • Snow Removal • Driveways & Parking Lots • Post-Hole Augering - 6, 9, 12, 15 • Corral Cleaning • Grading & Construction

Reaching 6000 households weekly

Job duties to include but not limited to running meat slicer plus all aspects of a full service deli.

Apply with resume to: Customer Service 4502 50 Street

403-783-3311

Misc. Help

880

F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: satjobs@shaw.ca

Laborers & Carpenters Bridge Work Ponoka & Rimbey Area Email: info@alberco.com or fax resume: 780-459-7185 Volunteers Wanted

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Learn new skills and grow within the community.

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Registration and Open House August 31, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Scout Hall For info call 403.783.0703 or 403.704.9615 or Email Cmaz7@shaw.ca

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GARBAGE COLLECTION

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We provide the training, support and anything else you will need for your new role.

Paladin Security is expanding and we are looking for people to join our team!

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Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available!

880

TREE SALES & SERVICE

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

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880

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Misc. Help

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For just

this space could be yours!

Business Opportunities

Hamilton’s

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

ADVERTISE WITH US!

880

* GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades

Academic Express

Adult Education & Training

340-1930

www.academicexpress.ca P/T help needed for janitorial days and or eve/wknds. $13.00 start please send resume to acncleaning@ hotmail.com grt supplemental income! REQUIRED Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284

Employment Training

900

FAST TRACK your career in 22 weeks and become a Certified Health Care Aide. Phone 403-347-4233 or visit www. healthcareaideacademy.com Classes begin September 11 at the Health Care Aide Academy downtown Red Deer. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535; www.canscribe.com; admissions@canscribe.com

880 EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

APPOINTMENT OF MÉTIS COMMUNTIYBASED MEMBERS TO THE COUNCIL FOR THE RUPERTSLAND CENTRE FOR MÉTIS RESEARCH The Board of Governors of Rupertsland Institute, an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta, seeks two Métis community-based representatives to serve on the SO006423 Council for the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR). The appointment terms for these appointments are two (2) and three (3) years respectively. For more information about the positions, or to apply, visit www.metisemployment.ca/about-us/employment_opportunities E-Mail: employment@rupertsland.org Phone: 780-801-9977 Fax: 780-801-9992 Closing Date: September 10, 2012

JOIN OUR TEAM! Jones Boys requires a mature, reliable hard working person for our Part-time Sales Clerk position. 2 - 3 Saturdays per month Drop off resume to: 4209 Hwy 2A Ponoka, AB or Email: jboys2@telus.net Terry Jones 403-783-0963


Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

Employment Training

900

FOR INTEREST or career opportunities, take an online eight-week Renewable Energy and Conservation course from Lakeland College. September 4 - Basic Energy Principles; Energy and the Environment. October 29 - Introduction to Wind Power; Energy Audits and Conservation Practices; www.lakelandcollege.ca. 1-800-661-6490.

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Financial

DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161 DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30% or cut debts 70 thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; www.mydebtsolution.com or toll free 1-877-556-3500.

Misc. Services

1290

2000 gallon stainless steel potable water truck for hire

403-783-5076 or

403-704-9557

Bringing you Gifts & Greetings

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Contractors

1100

LANCE’S

CONCRETE

Sidewalks, driveways, shops, patios, garage pads commercial. Specialized in stamp concrete. 302-9126

EASY!

The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311

Misc. Services

1290

Legal Services

1260

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 1-800-347-2540; www. accesslegalresearch.com CRIMINAL RECORD? You can still get a pardon. Find out how. Call 1-866-242-2411 or visit www.nationalpardon.org. Work and travel freely. Guaranteed by the National Pardon Centre

Misc. Services

The Most Famous Basket in the World

New, dependable, affordable Inglis & Whirlpool household appliances.

Berni's Refrigeration and Appliance Service

Welding

1410

1315

Unplanned pregnancy may be difďŹ cult to face. We care. For conďŹ dential help call 403-343-1611 (24 hrs.) CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

www.welcomewagon.ca

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+).

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca

Well Drilling

1400

GET PAID to lose weight. $5,000. for your success story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to qualify. 1-888-771-7607; AVA@mertontv.ca; www.mertontv.ca. 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.

Well Drilling

1400

Pet Services

DENTISTRY

1318

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

403-783-6272

www.clinkerskennels.ca

Rental Misc

1350

Need RV or Self Storage? 8’ X 10’ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at

First Call Towing

783-3636 AN EXCELLENT CHOICE WHERE YOUR AD REACHES RURAL READERS

CALL 1-877-223-3311 CLASSIFIEDS HOT-LINE WHATEVER YOU’RE SELLING... WE HAVE THE PAPER YOU NEED!

Well Drilling

1400

RURAL WATER TREATMENT

403-783-4880 1410

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.

If you have just moved into a new home, or have a new baby, it’s time to call your Welcome Wagon hostess.

We deliver & install your purchases.

Welding

1290

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

Personal Services

1290

New Appliances Needed?

Misc. Services

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Visit us online at www.BigIronDrilling.com

RIMBEYDENTALCARE Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Children’s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmers’ Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TV’s, Stereos, VCR’s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kid’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 Collectors’ Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940

Auctions

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BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS 4625-46 Street, Lacombe, south of Tim Horton’s. We buy for cash SALES WED. @6 pm. ANTIQUE SALE 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH AT 1 P.M. 403-782-5693 www.bigstrapperauctions.net

COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 5TH Annual Red Deer Fall Finale. September 21 - 22, Westerner Park. Last year sold 77%. Only 100 spaces available. Consign today. 403-396-0304. Toll free 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; www.egauctions.com. MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, August 25, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 200 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, miscellaneous. Call to consign 780-440-1860.

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Auctions • B-PRESSURE • PIPELINE • OILFIELD • ASME Section VIII Division I VESSEL FABRICATION & PIPING • SHOP/PORTABLE • CNC PLASMA CUTTING • ALUMINUM • SHEARING & FORMING

MAIN: (403) 783-7591 FAX: (403) 783-8178 Website: www.harbinwelding.com E-mail: bharbin@telus.net

1530

Building Supplies

1550

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36� Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254

SO006919

DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

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

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 “WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTS�

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 8AM - 12:30PM • 1PM - 5PM

NAIL TECHNICIAN

Angel

Shawna S. Welz RMT, Nail Technician

MASSAGE THERAPY AND AESTHETICS

Therapeutic Massage

Stress Relief

Relaxation Massage

Manicures Pedicures Gel Nails Waxing

403-783-5091 Bay #6, 5103-48 Avenue, Ponoka with Tina Kobi Massage www.angelmassagetherapy.net

HEATING

RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL • Heating • Ventilation • Air Conditioning Systems • Custom Metal Fabrication • Hearth Products PHONE: 403-783-7443 FAX: 403-783-7454 5210 - 50th Street Ponoka, AB 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

Advertise your business in the Business Directory!


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HEATING & EAVESTROUGHING

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

CONCRETE

Specializing in: - Curbs/Sidewalks - Drive ways - Basement Floors - Stamped Concrete - Exposed Concrete

Leo Cabral

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

This space could be yours for $

28

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311 VETERINARY SERVICES

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

PAINTING (1997) Residential & Commercial • Interior & Exterior • Wallpaper hanging • Free Estimates

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

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

EquipmentHeavy

1630

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

R E D U C E D 2 0 0 7 D u a l BRIGHT, beautiful, spacious Tandem Tag AlonG, paver house in Forestburg, AB. equip. trailer, pindle hook, 1100 sq.ft, 2 bdrm., huge 30’ flatdeck, 5’ beavertail, oak kitchen, hardwood & 9’ bi-fold ramps, just had tile floors. High Eff. furnace. $3300 brake job, $7800. Att. 2 car garage. N/S, no pets. $1000 + utils. DD. 780-982-9390 Red Deer same. Avail. Immed. Call Brad @ 780-220-9175

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes Agricultural #2000 - #2290

Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 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

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

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.

Seed Grain

2200

CERTIFIED NORSTAR WINTER WHEAT. Lyster Farms Ltd. Stetter, AB 403-742-4456

3050

AVAIL. immed. in Ponoka 2 bdrm. spacious downstairs suite in 4 plex. 4 apps., N/S, NO PETS, $675 rent & d.d., Call 403-704-1706 Vicki or Mel AVAIL. Sept. 1 in Ponoka, 3 bdrm. upstairs suite in 4 plex, 4 appls., no pets, n/s, $800. rent/d.d. No utils. incl’d. 403-704-1706, Ask for Viki or Mel RIMBEY 2 bdrm. 1 1/2 baths, 2 levels with balcony, 4 appls, inclds. heat/water, $775/mo. + DD 403-843-4894 Rimbey, 2 bdrm. with brand new flooring, inclds. heat/water, laundry and storage provided $750/mo. + DD 403-843-4894

3060

Suites

Available Sept 1

Large 2 bdrm, 1 ½ bath walk out suite. Incl heat & water

$800/mon $800DD

403-783-6011

FURNISHED BACHELOR SUITE FOR RENT IN PONOKA TV & utils. incld. $650/mo. 403-963-0204 PONOKA: 2 bedroom apartment, blinds, heat, water, fridge, stove. Adult building, no children, no pets. (403)588-3040 PONOKA:1 Bedroom suite downtown, no pets, n/s, Avail. Sept.1. 403-357-0654

For Rent #3000 - #3200 Acreages/ Farms

3010

6 BEDROOM home on pavement close to Ponoka. Includes 100’x45’ quonset/ shop, other out-buildings, corrals, $1800 month plus utilities. Call 403-357-4401 for more details.

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

3 bdrm, 1 bath duplex in Riverside $ 850/month $850/DD

4 appliances Non smokers/ No Pets Available Sept 15 Call Grant

403-783-6497 3 BDRM.FARM HOUSE S.W. OF RIMBEY. no pets, n/s, $1100 rent, $1000 d.d. all utils. incl., Larry Trautman, 1-403-843-2733 Mark 403-843-3474

* RIVERSIDE APTS. * Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units in Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-357-0287

Houses/ Duplexes

3060

Suites

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN PONOKA 1.5 bath, fireplace, balcony, clean, washer/dryer hookup. $595 + utils. Avail. SEPT. 1 403-348-6594 VERY large 1 BDRM. apartment in Ponoka $750/mo. inclds. all utils. plus laundry facilities. Avail. now.. 403-993-3441

Roommates Wanted

3080

WANTED IMMEDIATELY

Three room-mates to share house in Ponoka (Riverside) $550/mon.

Condos/ Townhouses

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

4020

Houses For Sale

NURSING STUDENTS Shared accommodations available Sept 1. No utilities to pay except internet For more information call Kay 403-704-2213

3190

Mobile Lot

EMPTY LOT FOR RENT RIMBEY TOWN MOBILE HOME PARK Call Betty 403-843-3944

3260

Houses/ Duplexes

WANTED TO RENT an old farm house or trailer, in the Crestomere / Ponoka / Rimbey or Lacombe country area. Call or text 403-783-1175

+ A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner!

CHARMING RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH BUNGALOW Near downtown Ponoka. Contact Jasmin Howell Royal LePage Network Realty 403-307-7664 FOR SALE: Irricana. Small bungalow - starter home. 2 bedroom, full basement. On corner lot backing onto green space. Asking $210,000. Mortgage payment $900/month. 403-546-4266

PRIVATE 2.57 acres, with 2005 modular, 28x40 insulated garge, garden shed and fenced garden, move in condition. Asking $276,000. 403--843-6531

Farms/ Land

4070

147.7 ACRES of excellent Farm Land near Breton, AB, approx. 107 acres in hay, direct seeded in 2011, 40 acres of pasture land, dugout, corrals, new cross fences, $249,000 c/w this years hay crop 403-993-3441

Training for life First Aid Training teaches how to respond confidently when injuries occur.

Call 403-519-6773 • 2300 sq. ft. home on

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

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

BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF GULL LAKE - Custom Built home w/walk out basement, 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Call the Red Deer Home Team 403-505-4358

email: brettie@platinum.ca

COMMERCIAL

Applications and references required for all properties. Working people preferred.

21 QTRS of Farmland & 3 Country Acreages in Hythe, Alberta by Unreserved Ritchie Bros Auction, October 4. 3183+/- total acres, $33,000 Surface Lease Revenue; rbauction.com

REDUCED!

PROPERTIES FOR RENT

• All residences are no smoking and no pets damage/security deposit same as rent unless stated otherwise.

4050

LAKE FRONT PROPERTY

GREIG HOLDINGS INC.

2 bdrm in Lancaster Place c/w fridge, stove – $700/mo, plus pwr. 1 bdrm in a 5 plex, c/w fridge & stove $550/mo, plus pwr.

Acreages

4050

Acreages

1-877-223-3311 To Place Your Ad Now!

RESIDENTIAL

Exceptional senior residents, for people 40+, that have no children going to school. For sale by owner. 1 bdrm. On main floor. $235,000. Call 403-346-1063

SYLVAN LAKE - 1/2 duplex, 2 bdrm,1 bath, hardwood, lino & carpet, fireplace, single garage, u n d e v. b s m t . , a l l n e w appls., furn. at $268,900 east verandah, Landscaped yards with stocked garden shed, Phone 403-887-4378

CALL:

3020

4070

Farms/ Land

SIERRAS OF TAYLOR Red Deer

403-783-1563

ATTENTION

4040

NEW

10 acres 10 min. from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. $449,000 • See welist.com #47984 MLS C3526876

1850 sq ft home o on 1.1 acres

REDUCED

Riverfront land for sale in Leedale. Approx. 1.5 Acres. Camp now build later. Priced to sell at 69k. The property has been legally subdivided into 2 riverfront lots. Great family investment!! There is a storage building with an overhead door. A 4000 watt gas generator is also incl. Call Dave 403-896-8017

4090

Manufactured Homes

16’ x 56’ mobile home partly renovated 2’ x 6’ stud walls Looking for someone to buy or finish renovating

403-783-5076 20’ X 76’ BLOWOUT! (3) pre-owned modular homes available from $74,900. And (4) Clearance SRI Homes available for immediate delivery! Call 1-800-461-7632 or www.unitedhomescanada.com JANDEL HOMES. 11 sold 49 remaining stock homes available for immediate delivery. 17 models to choose from. Loaded with options, priced from $116,000. - $144,900; www.jandelhomes.com WHY WAIT? 3 most popular SRI Plans - in stock! Drastically reduced for immediate delivery. ‘In House’ broker for lowest rates. Free washer/dryer, or microwave & skirting Purchase before August 30/12; www.dynamicmodular.ca. 1-877-341-4422.

Commercial Property

4110

HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 5 miles east of Grande Prairie by Unreserved Ritchie Bros Auction, October 4. 153+/acres, zoned RM2, Hwy frontage; rbauction.com.

Buy it. Classified. It’s the easy-to-access, information-packed marketplace visited regularly — by all kinds of consumers.

Sell it. Classified. It’s the resource you can count on to sell a myriad of merchandise items because our columns compel qualified buyers to call.

Find it. 3 bed, 3 bath with walk out basement Open design, vaulted ceilings & curved staircase Only 2 min from Ponoka means lower taxes & utility costs $

398,000 includes house, land & GST 403-302-4653 or 403-782-2294 Other building sites available

Classified. It’s the solution you’re searching for — whether you’re seeking a home, an apartment, a new occupation or even a stray pet.

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Cottages/Resort Property

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

REDUCED!

LAKE FRONT PROPERTY -†2300 sqft home on 10 acres $449,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. See welist.com #47984.† MLS C3526876. Call 403-519-6773† Email: brettie@platinum.ca

+

Transportation #5000-5300

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

Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Trucks Paper You Need! 2003 DODGE Ram 2500 CLASSIFIEDS diesel, loaded, cloth, 95,000 kms, inspected, 1-877-223-3311 trades considered

5050

CALL NOW TO FIND OUT MORE

5070

Vans Buses

$19,500 403-598-0682

2002

4090

WHY RENT…WHEN YOU CAN OWN! On a choice lot in Poplar Grove Village

BRAND NEW

3 bdrm, 2 bath SRI home 16’x80’ (76’), 4 appliances, Oak cabinets. Loaded with OPTIONS! One year promotional lot lease only $249/month. For only $5,200 Down with $599/month oac HURRY – CALL NOW and get a FREE washer/dryer!

Public Notice #6000

Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050

Dodge Caravan 83,000 miles. One owner, excellent condition.

$3800 obo

Phone 780-352-2062

Holiday Trailers

5120

REDUCED 39’ 2009 Salem travel trailer, semi park model, self contained, w/holding tanks etc., huge 19’ slide, holding couch, dining set, plus 2 reclining chairs, also bdrm. slide, extra large fridge and cooker, washer/dryer, fireplace, air etc., in exc. cond., $21,800 780-982-9390 Red Deer. can deliver 1994 SUNRISER HOLIDAY TRAILER Very clean. Non-smokers, microwave & fridge, washer, lrg freezer, 2 TV hook-ups, w/drop tables. Awning. Asking $7000. 403-783-8073

Tires, Parts Acces.

Manufactured Homes

1-877-341-4422 Dynamic Homes

2003 FORD WINDSTAR, 98000 kms, 1 owner, garage life, new tires, com start $6500.00 o.b.o. 403-304-5776

Public Notices

5180

AUTO-TRUCK WRECKING all makes all models, lots of 4x4’s, Dodge, Ford, GMC, imports, trucks up to 3 tons. We ship anywhere. Call 306-821-0260 Lloydminster or 403-878-2513 Medicine Hat.

Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311 CALL NOW TO FIND OUT MORE

Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.

6010

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

TRY

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CALL 1-877-223-3311 Public Notices

Public Notices

6010 Rimbey Self Storage

Will be selling the contents of Unit 12, rented by LEE STEEVES Contents to be auctioned morning of Sept. 15, 2012 at Rimbey Self Storage 5001 45 Ave. Rimbey AB

6010

Notice to Creditors and Claimants Estate of Marion Rose Crawford who died on August 1, 2012 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by September 24, 2012 and provide details of your claim with

Paterson & Company, Box 4550, 5016 - 51 Avenue, Ponoka, Alberta. T4J 1S1 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

Public Notices

PLUMBING SHANDALL PLUMBING LTD. JAMES AVERY “Reasonable rates on all your plumbing needs” Gas Fitting - Home Renovations - Drain Cleaning -24 HOUR SERVICE5306 - 60 ST, PONOKA, AB T4J 1K7 PH: (403) 783-6372 • FAX (403) 783-6345

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Ponoka County Notice of Proposed Changes to the Municipal Development Plan and the Land Use By-Law Ponoka County Council has adopted the Chain Lakes Watershed Management Plan. In order to put the plan into effect, Council proposes to make certain amendments to the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the Land Use By-Law. Map 2 in the MDP will be amended to show the areas near Chain Lakes where the County requests the NRCB not to allow new confined feeding operations. Map 3 will be amended to show the areas where 10 acre residential parcels will be allowed. Minor text amendments will support these changes. The Land Use By-Law will be amended to create a new Land Use district, to be known as the Chain Lakes Special Area. In this area, landowners would have a choice: • They can continue to farm their land under the same rules as apply to all farm land in the County, with a minimum parcel size of 80 acres. Alternatively, • they can subdivide into parcels of 10 acres or more, but in that case, the land must be managed in such a way as to protect and rebuild the native tree cover. This obligation would be enforced by a conservation easement.

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Introduction: The Ponoka Community Golf Club invites submissions for the renovation of our washroom facility on Hole #6.

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Site Visit: A site visit has been arranged for August 30, 2012 at 5 pm. Please meet at the Pro Shop and all interested parties will be taken out to the site.

Proposal Closing: Proposals must be submitted in writing no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Faxed or electronic mail submissions will be accepted. Proposals can be faxed to 403-783-5144 or emailed to rob@ponokagolf.com Ponoka Community Golf Club Box 4145 • Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5 Attn: Rob MacPherson, Pro Manager The Ponoka Community Golf Club reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received. The lowest proposal submission is not necessarily accepted.

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Ponoka County to amend Chain Lakes watershed plan By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye After discussion with the Chain Lakes-area residents, Ponoka County Council has agreed to amend its watershed management plan. CAO Charlie Cutforth said they relate to the importance of tree cover in steeply sloping land near a lake, environmental reserve easements, which should include penalties for unauthorized disturbance, and subdivisions of less than 80 acres with a slope of 15 per cent or more — and/or within 20 metres of a lake or watercourse — will have an environmental reserve easement. “I think most people certainly understand the need to protect the lake,” he said. Another proposed amendment ■ indicates loss of tree cover is a po■ tential threat to the watershed. Coun. George Verheire feels the county should consider adding this to its regular documents. “Can we not include this into county policies with regard to tree cover?” Cutforth said there have been some questions on that for other water bodies in the county and consultant Bob Riddett, who is the author of the plan, is investigating how other municipalities deal with scenarios such as this. Paving changes Council has agreed to pave an intersection on Meadowbrook Road and Range Road 284. The $272,600 project through Central City Asphalt will pave turning lanes and a passing lane on the south side, explained Cutforth. Approving this project for the fall meant the paving project Bluffton north and west of Highway 20 would start in the spring but would save money while Central City Asphalt is working nearby. “It saves us mobilizations costs and so on,” said Cutforth. The other option would be to start work next year but Cutforth and Verheire advised against that as it is in need of paving. “It doesn’t have to be done this year if we don’t want to do it, but if we just put gravel down on it and the

snow plows come…the gravel will just be in the ditch,” said Verheire. Coun. Paul McLauchlin felt it would not hurt to have the road near Bluffton with more traffic on it for a longer period. “I’d like to see that road get pounded on for a bit longer. The better the base is, makes for a better road.” Raab visits council Wrestler Kelsey Raab met with council, who approved $1,000 donation for her trip to Baku, Azerbaijan. She will represent Canada in the Cadet World Championships Aug. 21 to 27. Raab showed off the jacket she will wear to the competition, which has the Ponoka County logo on the back, and other sponsors. “It’s been crazy driving back and forth to Edmonton five days a week,” she said of her preparations for the trip. All councillors offered their support to her including Reeve Keith Beebe. “We wish you all the luck, you’ll do great.” Public hearings There were four public hearings for reclassification requests: the first was from Doug and Evelyn Becker to rezone 72 acres to country residential hobby farm from agriculture. Located on Range Road 40 and Township Road 430, Mr. Becker said the purpose was to downsize. “I would like to subdivide that and we’d like to downsize and stay there as long as we possibly can instead of moving.” Council approved the request. Another request came from Steven and Karlee Prins to rezone their eight acres to country residential from agriculture. Rezoning would not take away any farmland as it is already on a subdivided property. Mr. Prins has also spoken to Alberta Transportation as the current home is too close to Secondary Highway 604. He plans to move the building and sell the southern area as an acreage or possibly as a rental property. The request was approved by council.

Councillors also approved a request from J.W. Rodenburg to rezone 15-acres to country residential hobby farm from agricultural. Located on Secondary Highway 795 and Township Road 432, the application states the land is not suitable for farming as 50 per cent is wet swamp. The last request was from Don and Althea Lewis to split an acreage into two parcels on Range Road 243 north of Highway 53. They want to change it to country residential from agricultural as there are two buildings on the one property. Cutforth said the change would not affect any farmland as it is already with two buildings. The request was approved. Land use bylaw request A request from Alvin Brockhoff returned to council as it was tabled July 17 to give the applicants time to discuss parcel size options. A quarter section of land on Township Road 452 and Range Road 25 was requested by Brockhoff to be split equally among three brothers who had inherited the land. Brockhoff, speaking on behalf of the brothers, said most of the land is tree covered and they agreed each brother should take an equal share. The proposal is to split each parcel north and south so as to have access from the east/west road, which Dave Brockhoff feels is safer as it is less travelled than Range Road 25. The request was approved. Summer Village of Parkland Beach Council was asked to send a letter to the Summer Village of Parkland Beach, which is working on improving its beach area, stating the county’s support of its application to expand its beachfront. With recent development in the area, Cutforth feels it is something the village needs. “They’re just looking for a letter of endorsement for their application to (Alberta) Environment of Sustainable Resource Development,” he explained. Council approved the request.


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