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Kelsey Raab (far left) poses with members of the Canadian wrestling team in Baku, Azerbaijan. Raab is now ranked seventh in the world after the championships. Photo submitted
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Raab wrestles with heart By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Ponoka has been put on the international wrestling map by Kelsey Raab, who has just returned from Baku, Azerbaijan. She competed at the Cadet World Championships with teammates from across Canada. This was the first competition for Raab where she competed with wrestlers from around the globe. This gave her experience into different styles of wrestling she had not seen before. “Some of them (moves) were pretty funky, but they were effective,” explained Raab. Fourteen girls competed for gold in the freestyle women’s 70 kg category and Raab was unsure how far forward she would be able to go. She won her first match against a wrestler from Turkey, lost her second match to Sweden and her third match to an American wrestler and was Kelsey Raab
“Some of them (moves) were pretty funky, but they were effective,” explained Kelsey Raab of her wrestling opponents in Baku, Azerbaijan. ranked seventh. Despite not making it to the finals, Raab appeared proud of her accomplishment. “For my first (international) competition I wasn’t even expecting to get that far.” A world ranking of seventh for her “doesn’t even feel real.” It did however give Raab a chance to realize it was the competitor’s moves she was worried about and focused on instead of her own. “I think that’s what happened to me in my second match,” she explained. She plans to take lessons from the world championships and apply it to her wrestling after a short break. “I’m taking a bit of a break from wrestling, I’ll probably take two weeks, but I’m still training. I’m still keeping in shape because that was my downfall last year after Pan Ams, I got in such good condition and then I did nothing,” she said. Raab referred to the Pan American Cadet Championships last year where she won silver. The flight to Baku is a story in itself as the plane lost cabin pressure somewhere between the Saskatchewan and Manitoba border. Pilots had to make an emergency landing in Winnipeg until the issue could be sorted out and the plane could fly to Toronto. “We sat in the plane for two hours,” she stated. This meant missing her connecting flight to London, England and also her connecting flight to Baku, but one of the coaches stayed behind and they arrived a day later than the rest. Relief was all Raab could think of when she arrived. “I could finally focus on wrestling.” The wrestling season starts in November when Raab plans to enter junior tournaments, which is university level wrestling as well as competing for nationals. “I want to start the season off strong.” She feels competing at the university level will be another building block for her experience.
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Con man receives jail time By Paul Cowley Red Deer Advocate
Blood for a good cause: Kyle Penrod donated his blood for the Canadian Blood Services Aug. 15. This was the 13th time for Penrod who was assisted Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye by phlebotomist Susan Tyndall.
Former Ponoka Mountie charged A former Ponoka Mountie is expected in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Sept. 13 for election and plea, after being charged with assault. Const. Ronald Craig Lavallee, has been charged with one count of common assault following a public complaint received by the detachment, which alleged excessive force was used during an arrest in Hobbema, where he is now stationed. The complaint was reviewed by senior personnel in RCMP “K” Division criminal operations branch. The investigation was then forwarded to a senior Crown prosecutor at Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, who subsequently recommended this charge. “Having had oversight of the investigational process in this case,” said Superintendent Curtis Zablocki, district officer in charge of central Alberta
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tive’s name on a loan to buy a truck. It only came to light when he began missing payments. He also forged ownership documents to sell a trailer. The impaired driving charged was laid when a “highly agitated” Weir was arrested after he ran into a horse trailer being pulled by another vehicle near Eckville in April 2009. A small amount of cocaine and a crack pipe was found inside his vehicle. Defence lawyer Lorne Goddard said at the time of the offences Weir was struggling with a cocaine addiction. Goddard suggested a two-year sentence. After charges were laid, Weir took bad advice and fled to British Columbia where he found a job managing a company’s office in Merritt, said his lawyer. He did that for 18 months before turning himself into police there earlier this year after RCMP from Alberta reached him on his cellphone. Goddard said after leaving Alberta, the married father-of-three turned his life around. Judge Gordon Deck gave Weir credit for time served in jail leaving him with 27 months left to serve in prison.
A con man who bilked a string of central Alberta companies out of thousands of dollars worth of equipment and supplies has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Nathan Weir, 34, pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court Aug. 24 to about a dozen fraud and stolen property charges as well impaired driving and nine counts of failing to appear. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard described Weir as a professional con artist who scammed small businesses in several Central Alberta communities including Red Deer, Rimbey, Ponoka and Sundre between December 2008 and July 2010. Some were out thousands of dollars worth of equipment, including one that was bilked out of nearly $11,000 worth of material. Collard called for a three-year sentence, noting that Weir had been sentenced to two years in 2004 for a smaller number of the same kinds of frauds. “He can’t stop stealing from Central Alberta,” he said. The court heard Weir typically took advantage of companies by using false invoices and assumed identities to purchase expensive equipment, such In Need of siding or window replacement as oilfield valves and industrial cleaning equipment. Our THERMO WALL Siding has the look and feel of real Companies often had wood with an R value 4 times more than conventional no idea they had been insulated siding. Combine THERMO WALL Siding with cheated until they went to collect their cash and the EN-R-MAX® 2000 replacement window including discovered the companies energy efﬁcient glass complete with a full that supposedly bought 12083AA1 12075AA0 12072AA0 12064AA0 12084AA0 12081AA1 12082AA2 12074AA1 12071AA3 LIFETIME WARRANTY and your home will become the equipment had no record of the purchases or the showplace of your neighbourhood. the supposed employee who did the buying. We are in need of these feature homes for our website in In other fraudulent 2012. We will install either product to your home at a deals, Weir forged a rela-
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Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH DIRECTORY Associated Gospel Churches of Canada
CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE
Pastor Jerry Preheim 3704 - 42 St. Ponoka 403-783-6500 Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PONOKA Sr. Pastor Paul Spate 5109 - 57 Ave. Ponoka www.fbcponoka.org 403-783-5533 Bible Discovery Hour 9:30 a.m.
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PARKLAND REFORMED CHURCH South on 2A, West on Spruce Road 403-783-1888 Worship Service 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon www.parklandurc.org
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Buy lunch, help the church: Janet Merrett, Jo Basarsky, Pat Geary, and Hilda Stickel enjoy a hot summer lunch at the First Baptist Church. Funds went to the church’s building project. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
When things go bad, dust it off In the 10th chapter of the book of Matthew, Jesus spoke to his disciples and gave them specific instructions on how they ought to conduct and prepare themselves when they visited different towns and villages. At the end of his instruction he gave them a direction about what they should do should they encounter opposition or failure. In the 14th verse Jesus said, “If any household or town re-
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fuses to welcome you or Our lives can quicklisten to your message, ly become like this shake its dust from your when we do not choose feet as you leave.” to quickly overcome The message was disappointment and simple. When you face failure. Dust on dust failure, dust it off. When that becomes crud. We things go bad, don’t let then have crud that oththat failure cling to you. Pastor Rob McAurthur ers can see and hear in Word of Life Church Dust it off. our lives through our Most of us face failactions, attitudes and Member of the Ponoka ure or disappointment speech. Ministerial Association almost daily. The severJesus had the answer ity of disappointment for his disciples then varies but it has the ability to cling to and he has the answer for people tous. It clings to our attitudes. It clings day. Dust it off. Forgive and forget. to our speech. It clings to our rela- Move on. Live life to the fullest. In tionships. If we don’t dust it off, it the book of John, chapter 10, Jesus will oftentimes cling to us for life. declared that the intention of “the I recently participated in a major thief” was to steal, kill and destroy cleaning project. I had to deal with but that He came so that we could every kind of imaginable dirt, grime live life to the absolute fullest. Free and crud. It is amazing what the ac- from guilt. Free from regret. Free cumulative effect of unattended dust from the dust that comes with failure can look like in a short time. Dust on or disappointment. dust on dust. In short time, I was well If you feel like you’ve got some beyond the level of feather duster dust on your life, I have good news cleaning. In some areas, a Shop-Vac for you. The good news for us is that didn’t even suffice. God became man in Jesus Christ. He lived a life we should have lived (dust free) and died a death we should have died in our place. Three days later He rose from the dead, proving he was the Son of God, forgiving us for all of our sins, offering the gift of salvation and eternal life through His name to anyone who would repent and believe. I would like to invite you to respond to that good news today.
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Library raises funds for breast cancer research By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Bookworms with a hankering for sweet treats were able to feed their sweet tooth and donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) Aug. 23 at the Ponoka Jubilee Library. It was organized by summer reading co-ordinator Jenica Kostiuk who was inspired by an ad asking would-be cooks to raise funds for breast cancer using a program called Cook for the Cure. It encourages people to host a dinner party or other food events and raise money at the same time. The decision to host came mid-July. “We all pitched in and we all brought our own special dishes,” explained Kostiuk. Library staff baked their favourite cookies, including maple sandwich cookies; marshmallow squares with ribbon icing, chocolate chip cookies, and several gluten free selections. One of the goals for Kostiuk was to raise $1,000 and “to raise awareness that people like me can be affected.” She signed up with the program and had an organizer from CBCF assist with putting on the fundraiser who gives support on how to advertise the event and
Donna Bain eyes up some of the tasty cookies for sale at the Ponoka Jubilee Library Aug. 23. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
supply information packets and ribbons. Library manager Norma-Jean Colquhoun was glad to help out. “I’m glad that she (Kostiuk) took the initiative.” It took hours of baking to bring the tantalizing desserts to the table as well as bring pink punch to stay with the theme. Library clerk Janice Baron had high hopes for the fundraiser. Her daughter baked the treats, including the pink-ribboned marshmallow squares. “I’m hoping we raise lots of money. I’ve had friends and family affected by breast cancer,” explained Baron. An online donation account was set up by Kostiuk for those who were unable to attend the fundraiser, the link is available at the Ponoka Jubilee Library website at: http://ponokalibrary.prl. ab.ca/. Online donations close Aug. 29. According to CBCF the Cook for the Cure program has raised more than $2.1 million since its 2002 start in Canada. The estimate is that 22,700 Canadian women and 200 Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. The fundraiser made $900 over the course of the day.
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Opinion Alberta Party’s crisis of its own making Alberta’s namesake party is facing an existential crisis. Just two years after its formation, the nascent Alberta Party is losing its leader after an electoral shutout in April. And now party operatives are pondering whether, at its annual general membership meeting on Sept. 22, it should soldier on, disband or turn itself into a think tank focused on progressive ideas. With a stillborn performance like this, it must feel like the Social Credit of the centre-left: irrelevant, largely ignored and not an organization anyone would construe as a future contender. The contrast couldn’t be more vivid between the Alberta Party and another recent rookie movement — the Wildrose Alliance, a fiscally conservative/socially libertarian party which, under the leadership of Danielle Smith, came within a hair’s breadth of winning that same provincial election. It wasn’t that the Alberta Party lacked leadership. Former Hinton mayor Glenn Taylor had an amiable image and a grassroots political presence. It also had “brand” on its side. Naming your party after the province appears to have populist potential — after all, it worked in Saskatchewan, where the right-wing Saskatchewan Party overcame the baggage associated with the previous corruption-tainted Progressive Conservative Party, and rode to electoral success. Actually, the Alberta Party has the literal name but the Wildrose name might actually come closer to capturing the essence of the province. But it was something else that failed to impress voters. Perhaps it was the contrived sense of entitlement — that this party somehow had a vision of a better way, without clearly enunciating what the better way would look like. Better governance? Greater accountability? I think we’ve all heard these lines before. Note to policy wonks: Show us the money. I think it may have had something to do with
haste. It’s no secret that some of the forces behind Doug Firby the Alberta Party also had Troy Media their hands in the election Guest Columnist of the progressive and popular Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. There was a sense that the surprising come-from-nowhere success in that campaign could be simply escalated to the provincial level. Instead, party politics at the provincial and federal levels are both more complex and more deeply entrenched. Histories are longer, policies more completely evolved and traditions more deeply bound. The Wildrose succeeded as well as it did (and, to be clear, that party’s greatest hour may yet come) because it had simple and clear policy positions and even claimed to be the rightful heirs to Alberta’s conservative tradition. Compare that advanced state to the other new kids on the block. What traditions are the Alberta Party rooted in? A few years ago, I was part of a group in Alberta that considered founding a new political party based on fiscal conservatism and environmental stewardship. We invited Preston Manning, the closest thing in Canada to a political wise man, to one of our meetings, seeking insights from his early days of the Reform movement. The advice he delivered then could easily apply to the Alberta Party establishment today. Preston’s advice was to take time and get your ideas in place as a social movement before even considering an entrance into the political arena. Your ideas are what will be how the public measure your group’s value as a movement; launching such a movement before those ideas are fully formed will ultimately doom the cause to failure. In simpler terms, there’s no point in having sizzle if there’s no steak. Our little group never got beyond the idea stage, but the concept of environmentally-friendly
conservatism has found its way into the public discourse. That is in part a credit to Manning, who has emerged as a leader in the fiscally conservative/ environmentally responsible ethic. Manning’s advice on getting the values right first is what the Alberta Party should have received, but apparently did not. Perhaps the best thing for the Alberta Party to do at this moment is to take a step back, and get the horse back in front of the cart. No matter how catchy the name, no one will
vote for a party that doesn’t have its elevator pitch polished to a high shine. If you can’t say in a few words what you stand for, you’ll never connect with the people whose support you need. There’s no shortcut to spending a few years in church basements and community halls getting up close and personal with the province whose name you aspire to wear. Doug Firby is editor in chief and national affairs columnist for Troy Media.
A picture holds a thousand comforting memories In a lot of ways, I suppose I’m a traditional-minded person. Or maybe I’m just an old person in a teenaged body. I love drinking warm milk and curling up with a book. I enjoy the feeling of a sparkling clean house. Planting a garden feels like an Olympic gold medal to me, even as my grandfather laughs at the crooked rows I’ve planted. I’m probably sounding a bit like your grandmother. I’m sounding a lot like mine, that’s for sure. But above all, my old-fashioned guilty pleasure is photo albums. Free web tools, computer software programs, even CDs allow us to view, edit and share pictures quickly and simply. This is all very nice, but there’s
something wonderful about I’ll grab a Starbucks latte and the traditional way. I’m talking prepare to be there for a while. about shelves full of albums, As I guard my post, I remind printed pictures 4” x 6” slid myself of the worthy cause of carefully into plastic covermy errand. When I walk away, ings. Some of these came from victorious, I think about what I’ll a camera that actually used film do with my prints. Sometimes — can you believe it? I scrapbook them, sometimes Because I’m stubborn about a display them in frames and little things like this, I stand sometimes they take a place in with my camera’s memory card Miranda Brookwell an album on my shelf. at the Kodak Picture Kiosk at There’s something so inYouth Correspondent Walmart, ready for action. If I’m credibly nostalgic about holding feeling particularly impatient, a photo in your hands. Maybe I’ll occupy at least two machines, simultane- your mom or your aunt scribbled a small capously scanning and printing pictures. Usually tion on the back that transports you back to
the year the memory was captured. Sometimes they show people that aren’t in your life anymore, and sometimes you see much younger versions of people you love. For me, I get a good laugh from my dad’s goofy round glasses, or my mom’s great perm. Some of these photos, ones I’ve chosen personally, will never see the light of day: such as me as a child running around in nothing but rubber boots. And some of them I’m sure my sister will dig up to embarrass me on my wedding day. But I would never destroy them. Somehow, regardless of their content or how often I dig them out, it’s simply comforting enough to know they’re there.
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NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS TOWN HALL CLOSED Monday, September 3, 2012 for Labour Day. Please leave payments or correspondence in the drop box at the front door
BACK TO SCHOOL!! September 4th is the first day of school. Please remember to drive with care and caution in school zones. Keep our kids safe!
Low-hanging trees: This grader had to navigate an alley in town with some low-hanging branches. The Town of Ponoka is asking residents to check their trees in the alleyways to ensure public works and emergency services vehicles and equipment are able to navigate them safely and efficiently. Photo submitted.
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Dear Editor: Regarding Mark Milke’s guest column, “Airports the new train stations,” — maybe for a select portion of the population who can afford to fly anywhere. The biggest reason I found fault with that article is because of its rather conservative perspective
objecting to how much trains are subsidized. Yet, after reading this article, I opened my mail to see in an AMA pamphlet that stated “Every year collisions cost our society $5 billion. Aren’t our roadways a form of “government handout” also? Evone Monteith
The Town of Ponoka is proud to announce the release of our new and improved website! Check it out at www.ponoka.ca and let us know what you think!
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.
FCSS Survey Now on the Town Website For those who did not receive their Ponoka & Area Service & Facility Survey on behalf of the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in the mail, the survey is available on our website www.ponoka. ca. Completed surveys should be returned to FCSS or the Town Office during business hours, (or use the afterhours drop box) by September 17 and get entered for a grand prize draw. Everyone who participates will get free ice cream vouchers for their household!
EVENTS AND RECREATION Community Information & Registration Night DECORATION DAY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 1 p.m. - Forest Home Cemetery Decoration Day Service to honour all deceased veterans
Light Pot Luck to follow at the Legion The general public is welcome to attend and participate in these activities to honor all veterans
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. Groups attending: Leisure Lanes Youth Bowling; Ponoka Gymnastics & Trampoline Club; Ponoka Scouts; Girl Guides; Parent Link; Adult Learning; Minor Soccer Assoc.;Youth Centre; Victim Services; Got 2 Dance Productions; Pool Sharks; Minor Hockey; Neighborhood Place; Battle River Shotokan Karate; Sol Yoga; 65 Ponoka Air Cadets.
Used Sporting Equipment Garage Sale Is being held in conjunction with the Community Information & Registration Night in the Dining Room of the Kinsmen Community Centre. Space is limited. For more information please contact Francine Lefebvre at 403-597-8894.
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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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Employee Price Adjustment ............... $5,485 Delivery Allowance ................................. $4,000
Total Eligible Price Adjustments $
OWN FOR ONLY
FINANCED BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS WITH $3,500 DOWN PAYMENT OR EQUIVALENT TRADE
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Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustments and $1,700 freight and air tax.
See all the ownership numbers and tell us how you own work at Air Conditioning Tire Pressure Monitoring System Anti-Lock Braking System AdvanceTrac®‡‡‡ with Electronic Stability Control Trailer Sway Control Trailer Tow Package SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 6 Month Prepaid Subscription††† Western Edition Includes: Reverse Camera Tailgate Step SYNC®◆ Foglamps Running Boards 18” Machined Aluminium Wheels and more
You’ll get an additional $1,000 in loyalty/ conquest customer cash on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 F-Series (F-150 to F-550) models if you are a current owner or lessee of any Ford or competitive model pickup truck.
CANADIANS HAVE SHARED OUR PRIDE AND OUR PRICE
WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ‡Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from June 14, 2012 to August 31, 2012 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2012/2013 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, and 2013 Shelby GT500). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ‡‡No purchase necessary. For full contest rules, eligible vehicle criteria, and to enter as a Ford owner, visit www.ford.ca/shareourpridecontest (follow the entry path applicable to you, complete all mandatory ﬁelds and click on ‘submit’). Subject to the following terms and conditions, contest is open only to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority, possess a valid graduated level provincially issued driver’s license, and are owners of Ford branded vehicles (excluding ﬂeet customers and all Lincoln and Mercury models). Eligible vehicle criteria includes requirement that it be properly registered in Canada in the contest entrant’s name (matching vehicle ownership), and properly registered/plated and insured. Notwithstanding the foregoing, non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. ▲Offer only valid from August 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012 (the “Program Period”) to Canadian resident customers who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a Ford Ranger, Explorer Sport Trac, or F-150 to F-550 (each a “Qualifying Loyalty Model”), or any competitive pickup truck with a pickup bed (each a “Qualifying Conquest Model”) and purchase, lease, or factory order (during the Program Period) a new 2012/2013 Ford F-150 to F-550 (excluding Raptor) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Qualifying customers will receive CAD$1,000 (the “Incentive”) towards the purchase or lease of the Eligible Vehicle, which must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Program Period. Limit one (1) Incentive per Eligible Vehicle sale, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales, per Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Model. Each customer will be required to provide proof of ownership/registration of the applicable Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Model and the ownership/registration address must match the address on the new Buyer’s Agreement or Lease Agreement for the Eligible Vehicle sale. The offer is transferable only to persons living within the same household as the eligible customer. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at the time of factory-order or delivery (but not both). This offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, Daily Rental Allowances, or any other Targeted Loyalty Programs. Taxes payable before Incentive is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. This offer is subject to vehicle availability and may be cancelled at any time without notice. See dealer for details. *Purchase a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats/2012 F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4 for $28,783/$39,714/$46,413 after Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $11,316/$9,485/$14,186 (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $4,316/$5,485/$7,186 and Delivery Allowance of $7,000/$4,000/$7,000) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. **Receive 4.99%/6.29% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase ﬁnancing on a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualiﬁed retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase ﬁnancing monthly payment is $431/$603 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $199/$279 with a down payment of $1,950/$3,500 or equivalent trade-in. Interest cost of borrowing is $4,272.38/$7,335.80 or APR of 4.99%/6.29% and total to be repaid is $31,105.38/$43,449.80. Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $11,316/$9,485 (Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $4,316/$5,485 and Delivery Allowance of $7,000/$4,000. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that ﬁnancial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a ﬁrst payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ±Until August 31, 2012, lease a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4X4 5.0L and get 4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) ﬁnancing for up to 36 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $40,099 at 4.99% APR for up to 36 months with $1,600 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $399, total lease obligation is $15,964 and optional buyout is $16,040. Offer includes Total Price Adjustment of $11,316. Taxes payable on full amount of lease ﬁnancing price after Total Price Adjustment is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel ﬁll charge and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 60,000 km over 36 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any ﬂeet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. †When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost and 6.2L 2 valve 4X2 V8 engines. Max. payload of 3,120 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engines. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid. ††Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid vs. comparable competitor engines. Max. horsepower of 411 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 F-150 4X2 3.7L V6 SST: 12.7L/100km city and 8.9L/100km hwy based on Environment Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8: [14.9L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.5L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡‡‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ◆Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ◆◆Projected best in class fuel economy based on competitive data available at the time of testing using Ford drive-cycle tests (in accordance with the guidelines of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Standard J1321) of comparably equipped 2011 Ford vs. 2010 competitive models. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR. ◆◆◆F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 46 years in a row based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales report, December 2011. †††©2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.
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Our friendly and concerned neighbourhood service providers and merchants have joined together to bring you these important safety tips. Have a happy, healthy and safe school year!
ALWAYS use the sidewalk when walking to and from school. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing trafﬁc. Sponsored by
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BE aware of the street trafﬁc around you. Avoid wearing headphones while walking. Sponsored by
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CROSS in front of the bus, and make sure the driver sees you pass. Sponsored by
STAY on the sidewalk, at least 10 feet from the road, while waiting for the bus.
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LOOSE drawstrings and objecst should be secured, so they don’t get caught on the handrail or door of the bus.
USE emergency exits only in emergencies, and make sure not to block them.
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OLD MACDONALD KENNELS 403-783-7447 • 403-350-4654 (cell)
VACANT lots and buildings should be avoided on your walk to the bus stop. Sponsored by
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WAIT for a signal from the bus driver before you cross the street. Sponsored by
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OBEY your bus driver’s rules and regulations, so he or she can get you to school quickly and safely.
X MARKS railroad tracks. Be silent when a bus comes to a railroad crossing, so the driver can hear if a train is coming.
DJ’S PLUMBING & HEATING INC.
5027 - 51 Ave. • 403-783-4000
ENTER and exit the bus in a single-ﬁle line, letting younger students go on ﬁrst.
FACE forward and remain seated throughout the entire bus ride.
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NEVER throw things on the bus or out the bus window, and always keep your hands and arms inside.
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KEEP a safe distance between you and the bus while waiting for it to stop.
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JAYWALKING is dangerous. Cross the street at crosswalks.
MAKE sure to keep your hands to yourself at all times while riding on the bus.
4502-50 St. • 403-783-5568
DON’T play in the street while waiting for the bus. Stay on the sidewalk.
GET to your bus stops ﬁve minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
REMEMBER to look to the right before you step off the bus. Careless drivers in a hurry may sometimes try to pass on the right.
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IF you miss the bus, call a parent or guardian to drive you to school. Never ask a stranger!
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PRACTICE good behavior on and off the bus. Don’t get talked into breaking the rules! Sponsored by
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JIFFY LUBE (O/A LUBE-X FAST OIL) YOUNG children should be walked to the bus stop by their parents or an older sibling.
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6701- 46 Ave. • 403-783-3636
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QUICKLY go to your seat when you enter the bus, and keep your feet and belongings out of the aisle.
Zzzz. Get a good night of sleep, so you can start each school day feeling refreshed.
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Giving zeros to students a last resort at STAR Catholic There has been controversy about whether students should get a zero for not completing an assignment. For the record, STAR Catholic Schools does not have a division policy on this question. As trustees, we have confidence that the principals and teachers in each of our schools know what’s best for individual students and will act accordingly. This means a student may receive a zero if warranted. However, giving a zero to a student is considered a last resort at STAR Catholic Schools because we
know other approaches often work much better. There is little question the threat of getting a zero can be a motivator in getting an assignment completed on time. However, for some students, research has shown it is not the best approach in helping students be successful learners. All students thrive in an environment where they are given instruction, feedback and help throughout the learning process. This includes helping students overcome whatever might be preventing them from participating in class, doing
Diamond Willow Middle School
Ponoka Outreach School
Grade 6, 7 & 8
August 30 & 31st 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ponoka Outreach School will begin accepting registrations for the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Students 1st day of classes Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Call to make an appoitment by contacting the school at
Note: Students who attended Grade 5 at Ponoka Elementary are already registered.
homework, studying for exams or getting assignments done on time. This “zero as a last resort” philosophy reflects our inclusive approach to education that welcomes all types of learners. Inclusive education means accommodating a wide variety of learning styles, abilities and skills. We know that working with students to improve performance within a flexible, loving, caring Maria Lentz Christ-centred environment pays far more dividends than restrictive, one size fits all policies. That’s why we give our schools and teachers the freedom to make decisions about giving zeros to students. Telling students what they are expected to learn and then giving constant support to improve their performance before they are tested works. The positive results of this approach are evident as shown by the achievement of our students, and expressed through the satisfaction of our parents and the commitment of our staff. If you would like to know more about STAR Catholic Schools philosophy regarding our grading approach or have any questions, please contact Curt Baron email@example.com the principal of St. Augustine School. Maria Lentz firstname.lastname@example.org is
Back-to-School Supply Store
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Oxford Math Sets
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
School Glue 120 ml
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Hand Held Calculators
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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
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a Ponoka Trustee on the STAR Catholic Schools Division Board. STAR Catholic Schools has 3,000 students in 10 schools located in Beaumont, Drayton Valley, Leduc, Lacombe, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin. Learn more at www.faithinyourfuture.ca
Recognize ADHD in children Some kids can’t wait to get back to school, where they can continue their studies and spend time with their friends. Others, though, might not look forward to new schoolwork, and that might be because of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. ADHD is a common condition in which children experience problems with paying attention or concentrating. Parents who suspect their children have difficulty paying attention or concentrating can look for certain warning signs or symptoms of ADHD. Symptoms are grouped into three categories: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Inattention will often not be noticeable until a child enters a school environment. Hyperactivity symptoms can manifest themselves rather early and are almost always present before a child reaches his or her seventh birthday. Impulsivity can lead to accidents, be it knocking objects over or banging into people. Impulsive children may also engage in dangerous activities without considering the consequences.
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Servus offers scholarships The Servus Young & Free Scholarship program is now accepting applications. In its third year, the program will award $1,000 scholarships to 30 students attending a post-secondary institution in Alberta this fall. “The Servus Young & Free Scholarship program is designed to help Alberta post-secondary students who demonstrate a passion and commitment to making a difference in their community,” said Gail StepanikKeber, chief marketing officer with Servus Credit Union. Servus’ Young & Free Scholarship program differs from other scholarship programs in that it places less emphasis on academic achievement and more on the applicant’s vision for the future. To apply, students must • Be 17 to 25 years of age • Live in Alberta • Have (or open) an account at Servus Credit Union • Be enroled at a post-secondary institution in Alberta for the 2012–2013 school year • Submit a 90-second or less video or 300– to 500word essay describing how their most influential mentor has inspired them to make a difference in the world • Have achieved a minimum 70 per cent average in their last academic year Applications are being accepted online at www. youngfreealberta.com. The deadline to apply is noon, Sept. 24. Scholarship applicants are also eligible for the People’s Choice Bonus contest. From Sept. 27 to Oct. 15, the public can vote for their favourite scholarship applicant at www.youngfreealberta.com. The three applicants with the most votes will each win an iPad. Scholarship recipients and People’s Choice Bonus contest winners will be announced Nov. 1.
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√ Mopar oil ﬁlter √ Rotation of four tires
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√ Peace-of-Mind Inspection of cooling system, all ﬂuid levels, electronic battery test, front and rear brake systems, exhaust system and suspension system √ Written report on ﬁndings √ Manufacturer’s check
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± Additional charges may be applied for diesel, V10s, HEMI® V8s, ﬂuid disposal, semi-synthetic and synthetic oil. Environmental handling charges may apply.
PISTON-SHAPED BEVERAGE COOLER SET WITH ANY ELIGIBLE SERVICE SPECIAL.*
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*While supplies last. Incentive offer applicable only at participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealers. Service and pricing applicable only at participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealers until September 15, 2012. Prices do not include taxes. Dealers are free to set individual prices. See your participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealer for complete details. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC, used under licence by Chrysler Canada Inc. ΩValid with purchase of any in-market service at any participating Chrysler, Jeep ®, Dodge, Ram dealer.
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August 31, September 1 & 2, 2012 Good deals all around: Jennifer Kirwan bids on a silent auction item Aug. 24 at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre garage sale. Funds from the sale will go to staff appreciation. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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SUMMER SEND OFF 2012 TICKET PRICES
SUMMER SEND OFF 2012 EVENT TIMES
Friday Night Kick Off $24.00 Single Day General Admission $69.00 (Saturday/Sunday) Limited Grandstand Tickets $79.00 Full Event General Pass $114.00 Full Event Reserved Pass $124.00 Camping $65.00/weekend
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
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
Billy Bob’s Saloon 18+ Beer Gardens GATES OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT NOON Jordan Doell 10:00 pm - Closing
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Personal Pizza Ponoka Capitol Theatre 4904 - 50th St. Ph. 403-783-3639
PLAYING August 31 September 6 SCREEN #1
The Bourne Legacy 135 min Saturday & Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm 8:00 pm daily Rated PG
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Tuesdays & Matinees
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Jake & the Kid comes to life in Ponoka Submitted Conni Massing has come a long way from her Ponoka roots — she now lives in Edmonton and is one of Canada’s prominent playwrights — but she certainly hasn’t forgotten those roots. Massing is thrilled to have Klaglahachie Fine Arts (KFA) producing her stage version of W.O. Mitchell’s classic Jake & The Kid. First seen in MacLean’s magazine in the 1940s, continuing as radio plays in the 1950s, as published short stories in the ’60s and again in the ’80s and as a TV series with Ponoka’s Shaun Johnston playing Jake in the ’90s, W.O. Mitchell’s Jake and The Kid has occasionally been seen on stage, but seldom as powerfully as the version KFA is presenting. “Conni has collaborated with the late Mr. Mitchell to bring us this wonderful play based on, at its core, the story The Day Jake Made Her Rain. She has also included elements of several of the other stories as well as some new material, to craft a script that is perhaps as enjoyable as any I have had the privilege to work on over the years,” says director Danny Lineham. “From the incredibly rich characters to their issues, problems, hopes
and dreams, Mitchell and Massing have painted a picture almost all of us can understand and identify with,” Lineham added. Those colourful characters are cast from community actors in and around Ponoka. “Being new to the area,” says Lineham, “I wasn’t sure what to expect. However I don’t think I could have found a much better cast. From experienced performers to total newcomers, they are giving me a full palette to work with, letting us present a town filled with the interesting and unique characters created by W. O. Mitchell back in the ’40s.” Jake & The Kid plays Sept.7, Sept. 8 and the following weekend, Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 at the Ponoka United Church. An old-fashioned prairie picnic dinner is available before the show, if desired. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m. Dinner and theatre tickets available by phone, email, mail, or in person from Klaglahachie Fine Arts, 5020 – 52 Avenue, Ponoka, (403) 783-4087, firstname.lastname@example.org. Show only tickets, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain, are available from KFA and at Hamilton’s IGA, Ponoka Book Store or from Siding 14 Gallery of Art and Fine Craft.
Harvest festival at RAM From haystacks to puffing steam engines to steaming loaves of fresh bread, the Reynolds-Alberta Museum comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the harvest, Sept. 1 and 2. The annual Harvest Festival features traditional fieldwork skill demonstrations, along with more than 40 pieces of vintage agricultural machinery in action, including tractors, threshers, binders, swathers, separators, combines and stationary engines. Visitors can learn how to bake everything from focaccia and multi-grain bread to bagels and cinnamon buns. There will be plenty of free samples –
made even better with fresh butter that visitors can also learn to make. The Farmers’ Market will offer fresh baked bread and treats to take home. Visitors can also enjoy great musical entertainment by the Foggy Minded Mountain Boys; explore the museum’s feature exhibit Dinosaurs of the Field: Tractors That Built Alberta; find the perfect gift for an automotive, aviation or machine enthusiast at the museum gift shop; and enjoy Chef Brady’s tasty offerings at Cruisers Café. Reynolds-Alberta Museum is two kilometres west of Wetaskwin on Highway 13.
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Quilting retreat offers camaraderie By Amelia Naismith
Merchant Veronica Longmuir shows off her wares to the sewers. She was one of four vendors at the retreat. Photo by Amelia Naismith
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Ponokaâ€™s annual quilting retreat attracted 63 women, ranging from beginners to master sewers, from across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan for four days of quilting. â€œSome of them are new, some have never been to a retreat before,â€? said host Kathleen Mennell. The retreat started at 7:30 a.m. each morning from Aug. 13 to 16 and the sewers would work on individual projects until 10:30 at night at the Ponoka Legion. There were two show and tell nights where the sewers were able to show up to three projects and
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tell their stories. â€œYou get everything form very basic sewing to very elaborate quilts,â€? said Mennell. â€œThereâ€™s a real diversity of project ideas and it becomes your family after a while.â€? Home economist Veronica Longmuir, whoâ€™s also the owner of Veronicaâ€™s Sewing Supplies, travelled from Kindersley, Sask. to show her wares. Longmuir has been running her store for 33 years and itâ€™s the longest running single proprietor store in Canada. She was one of four vendors and according to her and Mennell, itâ€™s an achievement to have all four at the retreat in Ponoka. â€˜This is a huge retreat. The food is excellent. I really like Ponoka people,â€? said Longmuir. Continued on page 15
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Merchant Veronica Longmuir displays one of the quilts she made in her Saskatchewan quilting store.
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Quilters, sewers and embroiderers from across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan gathered at the annual Ponoka quilting retreat.
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Photos by Amelia Naismith
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Quilting brings people together Continued from page 14. Before she had her store, Longmuir was a home ec teacher. â€œI had a great home ec teacher, she inspired me.â€? When she retired she needed something new. â€œAnd then I thought itâ€™d be great to have a store.â€? Some sewers at the retreat have been sewing and quilting most of their lives, such as Lois Nysetvold, while others, like Darlene Pfahl started much later. Nysetvold started sewing when she was 11 years old. She once took her sewing machine in to be serviced and saw an embroidery machine. Form there her love of embroidery grew. â€œI embroider. I quilt because I love to embroider.â€? Nysetvold has two sons whose shirts she embroidered over and over again. She eventually needed something else to do. â€œIâ€™m not typical of the people here.â€? Nysetvold lives near Lloydminster and a mutual friend helped introduce her to Mennell. It normally takes Nysetvold three months to finish a project but more elaborate ones can take up to a year. â€œItâ€™s not like a job. I do it for fun.â€? Pfahl took sewing in school until Grade 12 but it wasnâ€™t until she retired from her Grade 2 teaching job that she got into quilting. â€œI had some home ec friends and I said Iâ€™ve always wanted
to quilt.â€? They helped Pfahl cut the pieces and she did the sewing. Without their help, Pfahl says she wouldnâ€™t have been able to do it. â€œBut then I was hooked.â€? Pfahl likes making lap quilts better than the full-sized ones, like her first quilt. â€œItâ€™s smaller and knowing myself Iâ€™d get it done.â€? Pfahl likes quilting because it can be a social hobby. Mennell believes it can also be a charitable one. Mennell created a wall hanging for the Slave Lake Fire Department. From it they were able to make postcard replicas and other items to sell. The wall hanging represented the flames, the forest that burned, the animals, houses and businesses that were lost and a helicopter that went down with a man inside. Despite the social aspects and tips and greetings flying across the room, the retreat can be hard on the sewersâ€™ bodies. Many wore supports to save their shoulders and backs, and a registered massage therapist was on site to give half-hour massages. Quilting and sewing can also be hard on the wallet. Four women who attended the retreat each had a machine that cost $1,000. One also brought 600 spools of thread with her.
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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!!
north of town on blacktop. Services at property line. 2.4 acres close to ASKING $99,500.00 Ponoka. Call Brian for more details. 403.704.7018
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Barrel racing finals come to ponoka
Going with the flow of the arc is Dawn Gertner from Stettler. More than 800 competitors came from around Alberta to race at the ABRA finals. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Brent Bartley steams a hat during the ABRA finals. Vendors filled the concrete portion of the ag centre with many types of western wear.
Lisa Zachoda cools off her horse Dynamite Perfection after a run of 17.331 seconds at the ag event centre.
Peggy Freeman was one of several craftspeople at the ABRA finals.
Lindsey Gelech from Stettler concentrates on taking a tight corner.
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More than 800 barrel racers in Ponoka for ABRA finals By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye More than 800 competitors searched for the best arc in Ponoka last weekend to compete at the Alberta Barrel Racing Association (ABRA) finals. It was a first both for the ABRA who usually host finals in Camrose, and for the Calnash Ag Event Centre, the largest event they have put on yet. “We had a lot of stuff we had to do to get ready for it,” said Chas Lambert, general manager. Organizers worked with the Ponoka Stampede Association to ensure there was land for competitors to park their trailers — as the ag centre grounds were overflowing — they prepared 80 extra stalls for the barn, and brought in extra tractor equipment to rake the barrel run. “Our goal is to see this size of an event on a regular basis,” said Lambert. Some competitors took some time to talk about what barrel racing means for them. With 20 to 25 years of barrel racing experience, Theresa Giesbrecht of Rimbey, it’s about the speed. The faster, the better as a best time is determined by hundredths of a second. She could not contain her excitement as her horse, Kuzi, helped bring her a fast time at 18.031 in the second round. “What I’m just tickled about is this horse here has taken a whole second off.” With some racers completing a run at 17.235 seconds, one second is a big deal. She enjoyed competing against other woman at the ABRA finals as “it’s a good gauge if you’re looking to rodeo.” Part of it is working with her horse, when she gets energetic enough that her horse feels it. Another racer, Lisa Zachoda of Okotoks, came away second in the high point, with 85.5 points. Her fastest time was 17.331 seconds riding Dynamite Perfection. She has been racing for the last 15 years. “I like the competing, it gives you something to strive for,” said Zachoda. It comes from one thing. “First of all, I love horses.”
Her dream has always been to compete at a high level and despite being one of the fastest riders, Zachoda is surprised when she does well. Riding four to five days a week appears to help keep her ready, and staying fit comes from taking care of her horse, she explained. “It’s more of a total body workout.” It is not only turns a rider needs to be skilled at. “You still have to have very fast horses, it’s so competitive,” said Zachoda, who is thankful for the opportunity to race. “We’re fortunate to be able to even do it.” Here are the top three Open High Point results: • First, Rene LeClercq from Holden, riding Preppies
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• Third, Melissa Thiessen from Stettler, riding Shake Em Passem, 83 points. Lambert has confirmed the ABRA finals will return to Ponoka next year.
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Sundown, 92 points. • Second, Lisa Zachoda from Okotoks, riding Dynamite Perfection, 85.5 points.
Ponoka Minor Hockey
FALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION Regular Hockey Season Registration will be accepted on Wednesday, September 5 at Mass Registration. Goalie Skill Development – Start date for this camp to be determined. The cost is $180. Registrations will be accepted for novice and up. Ivan Christenson Skill Development – This 18 week Camp will start on October 18. Cost is $325. Registrations will be accepted for Novice and up. Conditioning Camp – This camp will run the week of September 10 and is available to Atom age players and up. Cost is $60 per child.
At the Fall Registration Night Wednesday, Sept 5 Kinsmen Community Centre 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm For girls ages 5 to 17 New Leaders Welcome – Come make a difference in a girl’s life!!
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Female Hockey program – Registrations are still being accepted for the Female Hockey Program. This year the program will operate with Lacombe to offer a program for females aged Atom and up. For further details contact Sharon Klinger at 403-783-4559. Forms – Please note that all forms will be available on the website prior to registration at www.ponokaminorhockey.ca Interested in Refereeing? Please note that you may sign up for refereeing on registration night. The Referee clinic is being held on September 22 and 23. There is a minimal fee associated with the registration for Level l I referees (up to 16 years of age) and Level II referees.
PARENTS RESPECT IN SPORT REQUIREMENTS Ponoka Minor Hockey is reminding all families that at least on parent from every family will be required to participate in the Respect In Sport Online (Parent) Clinic for the 2012/2013 Hockey Season, as dictated by Alberta Hockey. Parents have until September 30 to complete this course. If the course is not completed by this date, the ability of your child to play will be withheld until this requirement has been met. Take the course today at: https://hockeyalbertaparent.respectgroupinc.com/secure WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO COMPLETE NOW IN ORDER TO REDUCE VOLUME IN THE COMING MONTHS. THERE IS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE ($12.00). CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCEPTED. THIS CLINIC IS BEING FACILITATED THROUGH HOCKEY ALBERTA. NOTE: There is a section to enter Certification number if you have taken this course through an outside organization. Parent version is still required even if an individual has previously taken the coach version.
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There are many ways for us to stay in shape At the age of 69 and sporting an average weight, I do not indulge in any vigorous exercise programs anymore, but I do a lot of walking, enjoy socializing and bowling, and try to eat healthy for the most part. Of course, it is important for all age groups to stay as active as possible, as well as to enjoy healthful lifestyles, but then again, there are lots of alternatives where all of us can have some fun keeping in shape. Yoga and something called Zumba have now become extremely popular activities to encourage both a healthy mind and body, but I know that I Mike Rainone couldn’t concentrate that long, I can’t get down Hammertime that low anymore — and I really don’t look very good in tights. While browsing the Internet this week I found some different, but simple and free daily exercise and weight loss tips which just might give all of us a chance to enjoy feeling good about ourselves. We hope it helps, but please check with your doctor before you try these new 21st century workouts. •They actually now have weighted hula hoops, which weigh three to five pounds, and are perfect for working out Shawna S. Welz for brisk 10-minute sesBA in Music sions in front of the TV or wherever you wish. Please call Did you know that 15 minutes of skipping to register now! rope will burn off 200 calories, and is a fun acwww.shawnasmusicstudio.com tivity to get the kids and
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the whole family involved in? •Taking dance classes can be both a great social event as well as an exercise session. Not only can we become a master at ballet, jazz, tap, modern flamingo, ballroom dancing, polka, ballroom, Irish clogging, and belly dancing, we may even find enough energy to dance the night as well as a few pounds away. •Instead of just standing in front of the mirror when brushing our teeth or hair, why not do a few quickie two-minute exercises such as squats, lunges, or wall-sits? If we are home by ourselves one can take the boredom out of housework by dancing or singing around the house, doing a jig with your vacuum, and laughing at yourself, but not too loud, just in case the neighbours are watching. •Walking the dog can also be a great daily exercise, and if the weather is bad, just chase the little duffer around the house with his favourite toy. Vigorous five minute chore-sessions are great, then take a break, and if you spend lots of time on the phone take the portable one and walk around the house or up and down the stairs while you chat! •You might want to replace your recliner with a comfortable stationary bike, or get down and start with just a few push-ups each day and add as many as you feel comfortable with. They also now have nifty in home mini-trampolines or rebounders, which provide a good cardiovascular workout, all in rhythm with your favourite music. •If you get the desire to go for a sweet treat, why not walk or bike to the store instead of drive? Whether you believe it or not some of the best stress busters are a good old-fashioned pillow fight, running under the sprinkler, or joining in on a pickup game of some sort on the driveway or in the park. •It is always great fun to gather friends and neighbours together to enjoy a workout DVD together, especially when you can bounce and sweat away the calories with such great stars as Richard Simmons, B.J. Gaddour, Madonna, Jane Fonda, and all the rest. •One of the newest exercise programs is called ‘Seniors....sit to be fit!’ As well as daily action sessions of Wii and other ZUMBA delightful games, those Mondays starting Sept. 10, of us enjoying our gold10 classes, 7 pm - 8 pm - $87.50 en years or are unable Or Thursdays starting Sept. 12, to get around as much as we would like to can 12 classes, 7 pm - 8 pm - $105.00 now work out while sitting in our favourite chairs or even while BALLROOM DANCE watching television. DeTuesdays starting Sept 25, signed specifically for 6 classes couch potatoes, you can 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm now skip the munchies $ 160.00 per couple to work out with some hand weights, or just do GROUP GUITAR a few simple exercises, LESSONS including flexing our abs or butt muscles. Wednesdays starting •Whichever route we Sept. 26, 7 pm - 7:45 pm $ may choose to keep our 75.00 per person plus bodies fit and trim, it $ 10.60 for the book is always nice to have some company during the fun sessions, which QUICKBOOKS assures lots of support Saturday Sept. 29, and encouragement, 10 am - 4:30 pm as well as a chance to $ 190.00 celebrate and share our efforts and successes together as a team. Contact Whatever the case may be, have lots of fun at your own speed, and at 403-783-3285 have a great week, all of for more information or to register you!
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MEND promotes healthy lifestyle for Ponokans Submitted Ponoka Neighborhood Place Association will offer two MEND fitness and lifestyle programs to central Alberta residents starting in September. Ponoka was the first rural community in Canada to offer a pilot program on these worldwide healthy lifestyles programs that have achieved unparalleled success in England, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. More than 55,000 families around the world have participated in these programs with more than 90 per cent of the families involved showing sustainable change to a healthier lifestyle. The programs are free to all participants; a parent/caregiver must attend each session MEND 2 - 4 is a healthy lifestyle, family obesity prevention and treatment program aimed at families with young children aged two to four years. MEND 2-4 was developed as a result of strong and increasingly frequent expressions of interest for an effective initiative from healthcare and childcare practitioners. MEND 2-4 uses parenting skills and behaviour change techniques to help young children and their families adopt healthy eating habits and become more active. MEND 2 - 4 uses play-based learning plus behavioural and parenting skills training (Mind) to help families become physically active (Exercise) and make informed food choices (Nutrition). It’s all based within a practical, fun and supportive philosophy of inspiring and motivating change (Do it!). This integrated approach provides families with a foundation for feeling fitter, healthier
Mind: Eight sessions designed to improve self-esteem and address behaviour change. These sessions will help families overcome difficulties in changing children’s habits or behaviours around eating and exercise by utilising tools such as goal and reward-setting, modelling and triggers. Exercise: Eighteen sessions of fun activities and group play help build up strength and fitness. These activities are graded, structured and non-competitive so that everyone can join in and benefit. Nutrition: Eight sessions of stimulating group-based activities and lessons including family friendly nutrition guidelines, practical skills and demonstrations. Families are taught practical tips on shopping, cooking, label reading, fats and sugars and how to survive eating out and other tempting occasions. Do it! The fundamental ethos behind the Program is about learning how to make changes and putting them into action. ‘Do it’ stands for having a go and getting involved in the Mind, Nutrition and Exercise activities. This program starts Sept. 24 and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the United Church, 5020 52 Ave. with graduation ceremonies on Nov. 28. The facilitator team for the MEND 2 – 4 program is Kimberly Saunders as the workshop leader and Michelle Comeau as creative play/active play leader. The MEND 7 – 13 program has Lisa Hollingsworth as theory leader and Pam Stephenson as exercise leader. They are all looking forward to meeting and working with you so register soon. Registrations for both programs are now being accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Call Neighborhood Place at Participants of the MEND program enjoy phys1989 and 1993, the Klondike Chuckwagon Derby in 403-704-1146 and watch ical activities. This program starts Sept. 24 and Edmonton in 1995 and the Grande Prairie Stompede for the booth at the inforwill run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Championship in 1996. He did not compete between mation/registration night Wednesdays at the United Church. File photo 1983 and 1988, and last competed as a chuckwagon Sept. 5. driver at the Calgary Stampede in 1999. In addition to being a top chuckwagon driver, Willard was also a top-notch thoroughbred horse trainer. His Is your child interested Whispering Winds stable has produced several champion racehorses. in this winter? Visit wpca.com or halfmileofhell.com for more information on the life and death of champion chuckhere are spots for all within the Red Deer City Soccer Association wagon driver Ward Willard.
and happier – for the rest of their lives. Sessions comprise: • Active play component to get children and parents or caregivers engaging in and becoming accustomed to being active and playing together • Snack-time component to encourage children’s interest in and motivation for trying new fruit and vegetables • Creative play component (for children only) • Parent and caregiver workshops covering nutrition and mind/behaviour change. MEND 2 - 4 will start Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Neighborhood Place, 5110 49 Ave. and run for 10 weeks with graduation ceremonies on Dec. 2. MEND 7 - 13 is a comprehensive, family-based educational Program that has been specifically designed to prevent and treat overweight and obesity in children and their families by improving health, fitness and self-esteem. MEND 7-13 is a healthy lifestyle Program that combines the three essential elements necessary for safe, effective weight management and a sustained lifestyle change: • exercise and physical activity • good nutrition and a balanced diet • behaviour change Families who attend MEND 7 - 13 are taught skills in these areas and given access to scientifically evaluated information. This integrated approach provides families with a foundation for feeling fitter, healthier and happier — for the rest of their lives. MEND stands for:
Chuckwagon driver Ward Willard dead By Billy Melville A two-time Ponoka Stampede chuckwagon champion from the 1970s has died. Ward Willard died Aug. 23 from an apparent heart attack at the age of 66. Willard was a second generation wagon man who started his career in 1971. Over his 28-year career, Willard carved out an impressive record. He was the 1994 World Champion Chuckwagon Driver, and won 15 show championships in his illustrious career including all the major events of the day. He won the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby in 1995 and made two appearances in the derby’s winner-take-all championship final heat. Among his many victories, some of Willard’s most prestigious Subway Fresh wins included the CheyTry Our enne Frontier Days three NEW! consecutive years from 1977-1979 and the Ponoka Stampede in back to back years in 1978 and 1979. He won the Battle of the Giants in 1981, twice won the Big M Stampede in Morris Manitoba in
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Students learn hockey tips with Black Elk camp By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Kids with T-shirts and shorts could be seen last week heading into the arena carrying hockey equipment. The reason: the Black Elk Hockey camp was in full swing at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex. Young boys and girls had almost an entire week to stretch unused muscles and hone their hockey skills. Through a series of intense classes, attendees learned power skating and hockey skills. Dryland training also continued throughout the week with soccer, ball hockey, and for chalk talk that kept kids thinking about the game. For some parents
it meant their kids were active and learning about all aspects of the sport. “I keep coming back for the schedule. They keep kids busy all day long, and for the instructors,” said Tammy Glague, mother of two from Clive. That and her kids enjoy returning each year because they enjoy it. “I want them to have the skills, but I want them to have fun.” She feels the value comes in how Black Elk presents its classes as well as some of the additional clinics they offer such as defense, shooting and checking. Returning for a second year was BobbyJo Hekob, of Cranbrook, B.C. She uses the camp as a chance to visit family and friends and for what her child gets out of it. “We chose this camp for the value. The bang for your buck,” explained Hekob. She was unaware of any other camps that offer eight hours of instruction per day.
Director Gord Jones said their season started July 21 in Bonneyville and the camp travels from Okotoks to Fort McMurray to Grande Prairie. He feels the rapport his instructors have with the hockey students is what separates them from other camps. “That’s the key to what we do here…what sets us aside is the instruction kids receive.” “The younger the player, the more the improvement,” stated Jones. Despite attendance from areas around central Alberta, Jones’ hope is to see more kids from Ponoka take advantage of their programs. “We’d like to see more Ponoka residents.” An instructor for Black Elk for the last seven years, Andrew Owsiak looks forward to each camp they teach to see returning students and their advancements compared to last year and freedom in how he teaches. “I have a lot more freedom to work on my own
practice plans.” Fourteen-year-old Cam Shurek from Sherwood Park has been coming for the last six years. He appreciates the time back on the ice. “The best part is it prepares me for the year.” He advises putting the time and energy into classes to get the most out of what the camp offers. “Work your hardest and go into the clinics that you think will help you the most.” For Ponoka’s Samuel Neath, 11, who returned for his fourth year his hope is get better each year. “I like hockey so I like shooting and skating.” It might be tough work, but that does not stop him. “It’s pretty fun while you’re working hard.” The camp ran from Aug. 18 to 24 after which they hosted a bantam/midget 3 on 3 camp from Aug. 24 to 27.
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Students had a chance to work on their power skating during the Black Elk hockey camp last week at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Students cooled down and with hockey soccer to practice some of their power skating skills.
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Stampeders prepare for upcoming season By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye After closing last season with a 4-34 record, some fans have been wondering if the junior B Ponoka Stampeders would continue this season. A website “under construction” since the end of last season has not helped matters, but team president Ken Kinley said the team has already started practicing for the upcoming season. The Stampeders had their summer camp Aug. 25 and 26 at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex. Coaches worked with players to prepare them for the season. The goal is to bring in as many local players as possible, explained Kinley. Despite a slow start, he hopes for a strong season. “I’d like to see us in the .500 club this year,” he said. “We’re just going to have to play hockey and give 100 per cent every game.” The coaching team comprises head coach Nick Jones, assistant coach Da-
vid Parent and manager Andrew Walker. Parent and Walker used to play with the Stampeders and Kinley feels the three have strong rapport with the players. “We’re just giving them full reigns…we want to let them go with it.” With summer months coming to a close and their main camp planned for September, the board of directors has worked to get advertising going as well as recruiting new players, and Kinley was grateful to residents of Ponoka. “I think the community support is very good.” He was also thankful to business sponsors that have been with the Stampeders since they started. One challenge the club faces is recruiting in the summer, because players are away or working. Plans for the team’s website are underway and Kinley said it will work in conjunction with the Heritage Junior B website. According to the Heritage Junior Hockey website, regular season play begins Sept. 21.
Bob Goodship works up a sweat Aug. 25 during the Ponoka Stampeders summer camp. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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Girls minor hockey joins with Lacombe Submitted Girls’ minor hockey in Ponoka writes a new chapter to its story as it joins forces with Lacombe Minor Hockey. Coaching director Sharon Klinger said the main goal is to have girls playing at every level without a large age difference in players. “It’s better to play at the same age group.” Initial meetings started as early as last winter with Lacoka Female Hockey being born from it. The idea is not new as Lacombe and Ponoka used to have a midget girls’ team, explained Klinger. “We’re trying to do it with the whole girls’ program…we don’t want to leave anybody behind,” she stated. Twenty-three girls from novice to midget levels blew the dust off their gear and started conditioning for the 2012-
2013 season Aug. 14 at the Lacombe Sports and Leisure Complex. Skating and dryland training were taught during the camp. Late registration deadline for Lacombe is Aug. 28 in the west upper lobby of the Lacombe arena and registration for Ponoka is Sept. 5 at the Kinsmen Community Centre from 5 to 8 p.m. A used equipment table will be on hand. “We wondered what issues there were for holding kids back and equipment is a large issue, so they have an equipment table,” she said. First time registration for minor hockey is free, explained Klinger, who looks forward to what this season will bring for girls’ hockey. “I’m sure we’re going to have some bumps along the way…but the seeds have been planted.”
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Reﬂections of Ponoka Remembering Ponoka’s small town heroes By Mike Rainone for the News For as long as I can remember I always got a real thrill out of watching, cheering for, and maybe even getting to meet or play with some of our many exciting and colorful small town heroes of the past. Later, as a member of the local newspaper staff, I have been lucky enough to be able to follow and write about these great teams and individuals as they have proudly represented our town and county in countless activities. To salute their efforts, we will strive to continue to feature them on the Reflections and Remember When page every week in the Ponoka News. We really appreciate the ongoing contributions of our readers, and we thank you for the great photos and story ideas that have encouraged us to keep this feature section going for many years. These photos are from the Ponoka News files and the Ponoka Composite High School Quill and Shield yearbook. One of Ponoka’s finest swimmers Keith Ferguson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ferguson, was an active member of the Ponoka Swim Club, and in the summer of 1960 earned the opportunity to compete in the Canadian Amateur Swimming Association provincial finals. During a weekend meet bringing together the best swimmers from Alberta and Saskatchewan, the young Ponoka teenager captured the William Wrigley Trophies for finishing first in both the junior men’s half-mile freestyle and the men’s open mile swim races. In the half-mile swim, Ferguson broke the Alberta/Saskatchewan provincial record by seven seconds, and at the halfway point of the mile dash he was under the previous record by eight seconds. What was really remarkable about these great efforts was the fact that the tall young Ponoka swimmer had only been competing competitively for two years. Our gentleman barber and fine horseman Diminutive Monte Klein was well known around Ponoka for several decades as a congenial barber but in his spare time he was also an extremely gifted horseman. Along with wife Anne and son Mervin, Monte was also active in community activities but never missed the opportunity to dress in his finest and ride his magnificent steeds in Ponoka Stampede parades and countless other events
In the summer of 1960 Monte entered his two fine horses in the Central Alberta Light Horse Show in Lacombe, and came home with the major haul of trophies and ribbons shown in the photo. His three-year-old stallion Alberta Red Genius took top honours in the American Saddle Class, Championship American Saddle Class, and in the Gents Bridle Path Hack, as well as a second prize in the glamour section. Later, Monte and yearling filly Dixie Rose captured first place in both the pony class and Championship of the Ponies, as well as a second in the quarter horse yearling section. This popular long-time resident of our community continued to show his horses, as well as give a pretty fair $1 haircut for several decades, The great Broncs sporting tradition Visitors need only to wander down the busy halls of the Ponoka Composite High School to get a glimpse of the countless banners, trophies, and team pictures that represent the many decades of participation and success for all facets of their ongoing sports program. Whether it is football, track and field, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, curling or wrestling, the young students have always carried on the proud tradition of being tough competitors and great sports, win or lose. Shown in the picture on the right are the 1972 Provincial Senior High School Volleyball Champions. The boys shown in back row are: Peter Backus, Raymond Comeau, Neil McNairnay, Rick Wierzba, Marley Oness, and team Coach Wayne Lloyd. Seated in the front row with all the hardware are: Randy Parks, Craig Gates, Randy Whalley, and Bernie Comeau. Many of these players will be back in town Sept. 8 to join their classmates, teachers and guests in the gala 40 year celebration of their 1972 graduation from the hallowed halls of the Ponoka Comp. In closing this chapter we must also congratulate and thank all the volunteer coaches, sponsors, officials, fans, and promoters from throughout our community and districts who have and always will be there to support our teams and individuals in each and every exciting yearround activity, whether at home or on the road.
Photo Phot Pho Ph tto o co cou courtesy ou urte ttessy sy of Don Dubitz
This clas classic photo was taken in 1944 just across the street from the historic Ponoka Red Brick School on 54th Street. This happy-go-lucky group of good friends grew up in this community, and while some moved away to pursue their life’s adventures, others have returned to enjoy our longstanding hospitality. Shown with birth dates in brackets are: Neil Wilkins (1935), Don Campbell (1941), Don Racher (1935), Stan (Zarad) Racher (1938), and Jerry Racher (1940).
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Margie Griffiths Margie Isabell Griffiths passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Edmonton on August 20, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Margie was born on March 22, 1926 to Julius and Edith Cerveny on the Cerveny homestead 2Ω miles west of Ponoka. She attended school along with her brother Elmer at the Sharphead School. She often told her children of the joyful times they had at school. The children in those country schools got to be like one big family. In June, 1944, she married Leon Edwin Griffiths of the Concord district southeast of Ponoka.To this union four children were born: Dwight, Darlene, Terry and Colleen. Leon, Margie and family lived on the Griffiths farm for eight years. They then lived and farmed on the Cerveny farm for three years. They then bought the Neil Randles’ farm in the Concord district where they lived until they retired and moved to Ponoka in 1993. Margie enjoyed her garden, flowers and fruit trees. She always did a lot of canning and freezing. She also helped Leon with the outside work when needed. Margie’s family was her pride and joy. She was always happy when the weekends came and they would all come home to celebrate special occasions. Margie was auntie and grandma to many children in the district. They often gathered there. In the summer it was motorcycles and in the winter ski-doos. She always had cookies and a hot drink for them. She didn’t seem to mind the wet clothes in the dryer as they prepared to go out again. Margie always said she treated everyone as she liked to be treated. She was always a friendly person. She enjoyed being with people and would lend a helping hand whenever she could. Leon and Margie went on many trips with their friends. They were fun times. In later years they spent time at their winter home in Yuma, Arizona. After Leon passed away Margie sold the house in Ponoka and moved into Slater Place. Because of ill health she later moved to Rimoka Lodge. She made wonderful friends and was happy to take the ladies to appointments, shopping or just for an afternoon drive. She was very happy here and always said the staff treated everyone so well. Margie believed in and loved the Lord, often saying how because of our dear Saviour, she was helped through trying times. She believed God does answer prayers. Margie was a member of the Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School at the Concord Baptist Church. Later she attended First Baptist Church in Ponoka. She was a member of the Concord Ladies Group and the Concord Mission Circle. Margie was predeceased by her husband Leon in 1996, her mother Edith in 1976, her father Julius in 1963, her brother Elmer in 1994 and her grandson Robert in 2007. She leaves to mourn her passing her children: Dwight (Linda), Darlene (Pepi), Terry (Charlene) and Colleen; eight grandchildren, eleven greatgrandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; as well as sisters and brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, and many friends. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Ponoka. Interment followed in the Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta. To express condolences to Margie’s family, please visit: www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted to PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
Wallace (Wally) Sauter Wallace (Wally) Sauter, beloved husband of 63 years to wife, Frieda, went home to be with the Lord, on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Wallace also leaves to cherish his memory his two daughters, Gloria (Don) Wacowich of Ponoka and Gail (Bob) Boschee of Calgary; five grandchildren, Quinton Billey, Quadelle (Glen) Rose, Jolene (Kelly) Wiens, Kevin (Nicole) Boschee and Michelle (Curtis) Janzen; and 9 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Emerson and Zachary Rose, Hananiah, Emmanuel and Yeshua Wiens, and Lincoln, Easton and Delaney Janzen; and his sister-in-law Hilda Sauter. Wallace was predeceased by his mother and father, Dorothy and Gotfried Sauter, and all of his siblings, Alfred (Susan) Sauter, Hilda Sauter, Erna (Art) Boschee and Fred Sauter, and his son-in-law, Albert Billey. Born in Irvine, Alberta on October 20, 1926, the youngest in his family, Wallace spent his first 2 years on the family homestead near the Cypress Hills, in the Thelma area. His family moved further north close to Irvine near the Berry Centre School, which Wallace attended and where he also met his future wife, Frieda Lehr. At the young age of 16, after his father’s passing, Wallace took over the family farm. Five years later, he married Frieda on December 11, 1948. They ran a mixed farm but Wallace’s love was working with the cattle and horses. Wallace and Frieda moved into Medicine Hat in 1980 and sold the farm in 1984. In 1997, they made the big decision to relocate to Ponoka. He enjoyed his new home near the park and his new friends in the community. He valued his membership in Ponoka’s Lutheran Church as he did in his previous churches in Irvine and Medicine Hat. Wallace had a passion for people as was obvious by his very chatty and hospitable nature. He took great interest in the lives of his family and friends but also loved to see how people in the rest of the world lived. He enjoyed his trips to Barbados, Hawaii, Europe, the Orient and Australia among others. But he equally enjoyed his numerous trips to Elkwater Lake and especially to the mountains. Going camping with the trailer was one of his greatest joys. In his younger years, Wallace also enjoyed curling and bowling. Rodeos were always one of his passions and he made a point of attending the Ponoka parades, rodeos and pancake breakfasts every year including this year. Attending gospel and country music concerts were also one of his greatest joys. In his final months, as he bravely battled his illness, he was so grateful to the excellent care he received from Dr. Halse, Dr. Chan and the wonderful nursing staff at the Ponoka General Hospital. Wallace’s family and friends were the love of his life and he will be deeply missed by all. Friends wishing to pay their respects to Wallace may do so at the Ponoka Funeral Home on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. or at Trinity Lutheran Church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. led by Pastor Tim Graff with the Interment Service following at the Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Diabetes Association. To express condolences to Wallace’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
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On August 13, 2012, Lissi Jensen passed away in her home town of Grenaa, Denmark. Lissi will be missed by her husband, Ernst, of 29 years, her daughter Lone (Tim) Pierce, her grandchildren Jesse (Ruth) Paulsen, Joel Paulsen, Amber (Lucas) Warren, Michael Pierce, Bill-E Pierce and her great-grandchildren Danika, Ryder, Holden and Sabine. A funeral was held in Grenaa, Denmark on August 16, 2012 at 11am.
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Ladies, please bring lunch
STAMP COLLECTORS Show Sale. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 700 Centre St. SE, Calgary, August 31 - September 2, 2012. Free admission. Information at website: www.bnaps.org/bnapex2012 READ THE CLASSIFIEDS & find just what you’re looking for. 1-877-223-3311
FOR fast results: Classified Want Ads. Phone 1-877223-3311.
52 6th Annual 10th Annual
HEARTLAND HEARTLAND GUN & COLLECTIBLES SHOW GUN & COLLECTIBLES
Saturday, September STETTLER, ALBERTA8, 2012 Agriplex at Stettler Fairgrounds
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 BUY, SELL, TRADE
at Stettler Fairgrounds *Agriplex Free Parking * Concession Available
* BUY, SELL, TRADE *
Canadian Firearms Safety Course Available (come early) Public 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday
* Lots of free parking * Concession Admission - $5.00 available Table rent ~Table $20.00 per- $25.00 table per Admission ~ $4.00 rent table
Vendor setupsetup: - Friday, 6:30pm. 9:00pm.; Saturday - 6:30am to 9am Vendor 7 a.m. to 10toa.m. Public: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Table Booking: Booking:Al Al - 780-922-5600 ~ 780-922-5600 Information: Bill ~ Information: Bill - 403-742-2957 403-742-2957
ALATEEN Weekly meetings Tuesdays @ 8 pm Neighborhood Place 5115 49 Ave. Ponoka For more information 403-783-4557 or 403-783-8371
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Monday night meetings at the Anglican Church Ponoka 8:30 p.m. Phone 403-783-0719 for info. THURSDAY AA Meetings at 8:30 p.m. in the Catholic Church basement. 52 Street & 52 Ave. Ponoka. Open meetings first Thursday of the month, Everyone Welcome. 403-783-4347 or 403-783-2493
to our favorite saddle bum Serafia. ~From the Family
25 WORD AD only
$40.20 + gst Call 403-309-3300 or toll free 1-877-223-3311
Employment #700 - #920
Saturday, Sept 1 9am to 3pm 4004-40 St Close Ponoka $1 HOT DOGS AND POP AVAILABLE Come on out and join us!
GARAGE SALE! Saturday, Sept. 1 9am – 5pm
Tack Exercise equipment Antiques Misc. household items 36 Morning Meadows Dr. Hwy 2A south, turn right on Spruce Road – Follow signs
GARAGE SALE MULTI FAMILY Sept 1 & 2 10am – 5pm ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD 5236 42 St Close
Sat, Sept 1 9am – 3pm Household items Furniture Yard equipment And everything in between! 5544 47 Ave Cres
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.
WANTED RANCH HAND for cow/calf, feedlot operation. Position requires good cattle knowledge, good horsemanship, running equipment (feedlot/haying), some mechanical/fencing ability. Able to work independently or part of team. Position includes salary, housing, medical/dental and WCB coverage. Ranch located NE of Cochrane, Alberta. Please email resume to: rockybutteranch@ gmail.com or fax 403-244-0079.
It’s simple to run a Garage Sale Ad in the Classified section and make quick cash. Phone Classifieds 1-877-223-3311.
HUGE GARAGE SALE
CSM TUBULAR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. Is presently accepting applications for
TUBING INSPECTOR in Red Deer, AB Salary will commensurate experience. Applicants will be requested to provide a copy of their driving abstract as well as a criminal record check from their local police service or RCMP Detachment. Applicants must possess nothing less than a Grade 12 education. Consideration will be given to those who have oilfield experience, as well as current H2S, WHMIS, and First Aid Certification. Applicants are requested to forward resumes to: CJ-CSM Inspection 172E, 37428 Range Road 273 Red Deer County, AB T4E 0A1 They may also be faxed to 1-403-347-1774 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org * No Phone Inquiries Please
IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands * Stainless and Carbon Welders * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators * Experienced oilfield labourers * Industrial Painters * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to email@example.com or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #62419 on resume
FOR MISSIONS Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (The Church by the Pond - sale will be in the parking lot of 5501-54 Ave.)
Friday, August 31 - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday, September 1 - 9:00 am - noon Clerical
TANKMASTER RENTALS requires experienced Class 1 bed truck/winch truck operators. Competitive wages and benefits. firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-340-8818
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 email@example.com www.wegotads.ca
Wolf Creek Public Schools invites applications for the following position: • Administrative Assistant, Mecca Glen School For further specifics on the above positions, please visit Wolf Creek Public Schools’ website at www.wolfcreek.ab.ca, or contact the Division Office at 403-783-3473.
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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
TANKMASTER RENTALS requires experienced Class 3 Vac Truck Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 403-340-8818
JOB HUNTING? Read the Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311.
Valve Technician/ Shop Assistants
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
Duties include but not limited to the following: • •
• • • • • •
(Bovine Embryo Technician)
To work with the elite genetic cattle at Morsan Farms, taking care of all duties in line with the reproduction and embryo transfer requirements.
Certiﬁcation requirements: Bovine Anesthesia (Epidural) Bovine Embryo collection
Minimum of five years practical experience. 50 Hours per week, $41.66 per hour Email resume with qualifications to:
Northcott Care Centre Employment Opportunities R.N./R.P.N./L.P.N. (Casual positions) Salary commensurate with training & experience Excellent beneﬁt package Apply in writing by September 28, 2012 to Lana Ross (Director of Care) Northcott Care Centre 4209-48 Ave. Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1P4
Exc. monthly guarantee Exc. job bonus Northern Allowance Program Excellent Benefit Plan and Travel Expenses. Retirement Plan Lucrative Safety Bonus Christmas bonus
• Assembling and repairing • control valves/frac heads • Calibration, testing & troubleshooting of valves Fax or email your resume as well as measureand driver’s abstract to: ment & valve related Fax: (403) 347-3406 instruments Email: l.enzie@ Disassembly, cleanup isolationequipment.com and evaluation of parts or drop by 239-37428 Signing & documenting RR273 Red Deer County date compliance sheets T4E 0A1 Pressure testing processes with experience, will train Forklift experience/ loader experience, will train Sales & Must be 18 years of Distributors age or older to apply Must supply driver’s BYRON SMITH FORD in abstract Strathmore is looking for motivated sales BENEFITS: professionals wanting to earn $100K/year. Excellent hourly wage Salary while training. Lucrative Safety Bonus 21 years in business. and Christmas bonus Call 403-934-2100. Excellent benefit plan Retirement plan
Fax or email your resume and driver’s abstract to: Fax: (403) 347-3406 Email: l.enzie@ isolationequipment.com or drop by #239-37428 RR273 Clearview Industrial, Red Deer County
ZUBAR Production Services
is currently taking resumes for experienced Assistant Operators. Must have all valid tickets. Email resume to: email@example.com or fax to: 403-346-9420
0r firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 403-783-4764 Fax: 403-783-6420 We thank you in advance for your interest. Applicants for interviews only will be contacted
TECHNICIANS ANDTRAINEES ISOLATION Equipment Services Inc. an expanding Oil Service & Supply Company is seeking quality Service Technicians and Trainees. Previous exp. with service rigs, fracturing, or similar industry exp. with oilfield tickets is an asset Class 1 or 3 driver’s License applicants will get primacy (Drivers with Class 5 & 5Q will be considered if applicant has relevant oilfield experience) A current driver’s abstract req’d Off-road driving exp. is an asset. MUST HAVE valid H2S and AB/BC First Aid Tickets, BENEFITS
Isolation Equipment Services Inc. An expanding Oil Service Company is willing to train the right candidates as valve technicians &/or • shop assistants in its fast • & mechanical environment. •
Morsan Farms, Ponoka, AB, is looking for
WELLHEAD ISOLATION SERVICE
Ponoka Ofﬁce Position Available
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. ARROW ARC WELDING is looking for WELDING APPRENTICE LOCATED BY GULL lAKE. Phone Brian 318-6760
BLUERIDGE LUMBER INC. looking for a 3rd & 4th Class power engineer to operate thermal liquid heating system. Excellent compensation and benefits. Submit resume to: Box 87, Blue Ridge, AB, T0E 0B0. Email: jeff.victor@ westfraser.com.
Boundary Technical Group Inc. Is now hiring for:
~TECHNOLOGIST (PARTY CHIEF) ~TECHNICIAN (RODMAN)
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 email@example.com
Sales & Distributors
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. EXPERIENCED, RELIABLE full-time Floor Installer required. Must be willing to relocate to Wainwright area, have own vehicle and tools. Competitive wages offered. Fax resume 780-842-3930. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. HAMILTON’S IGA a modern 25,000 sq. ft. store, 4502 - 50 St., Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 1J5 requires Bakery Manager or applicant who can learn management position. Mail resume attention Jim or email: email@example.com. 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.
AG EQUIPMENT 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
PONOKA JOHN DEERE SALES & SERVICE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rimbey Implements Ltd.
General Manager Cell: (403) 783-0593 Bus: (403) 843-3700
Fax: (403) 843-3430
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.
403-783-8008 Phone 783-8008 BUY - SELL - CONSIGN 5704 - Hwy 2A North, Ponoka, AB T4J 1M1 We are looking for a self-motivated person to recommend and sell truck accessories to retail and wholesale customers, both in person and by phone. Full time employment with a decent wage paid for a reasonable effort and a great wage paid for somebody willing to give exceptional service. Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and every second Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more info go to www.superbee.ca
This is a FULL TIME (36 hr/wk) position with full beneﬁts Apply with resume to: Hammy’s Spirits Bay 5, 4502 50 Street
A & J AUTOMOTIVE A & J AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 6701 - 46 Ave. 6701 46 Ave. Ponoka, AB - T4J 1J8 Ponoka, T4J 1J8 (403)AB783-8755 (403) 783-8755 Al Dickhaut Owner/Operator Al Dickhaut Owner/Operator
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE FOR JUST
$28 PER WEEK. REACHING 6000 HOUSEHOLDS PER WEEK.
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BOBCAT SERVICES Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.
BOBCAT SERVICE • Snow Removal • Driveways & Parking Lots • Post-Hole Augering - 6, 9, 12, 15 • Corral Cleaning • Grading & Construction Call 403-783-2764 403-588-0599 CallJim JimAshbough Ashbough 783-2764ororCell: Cell: 588-0599 Jack Surbey 403-783-5283 Cell: 403-588-0597 Jack Surbey 783-5283orCell: 588-0597
ADVERTISE WITH US! Reaching 6000 households weekly
$28 per week this space could be yours!
403-783-3311 TREE SALES & SERVICE
MEAT MANAGER, Jasper Super A. Jasper Super A is looking for an experienced Retail Meat Manager. As Meat Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of the managing the department, including cutting meat. You must have working knowledge of gross margins, expense controls and human resources management. The successful candidate must have Grade 12 (or equivalent) and be able to provide a “clear” security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities please forward your resume to our Head Office, The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) in confidence to: Human Resources Officer, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email: email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.
QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS NEEDED True Power Electric Requires Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599
Ponoka- located 1.5 Miles North of High School Phone (403) 783-5072 Cell: (403) 704-5384 www.brtrees.com
Sales & Distributors
ALBERTA 2nd CALL Franchising Opportunities now available across Alberta. For information call 1-888-632-2122 or visit www.alberta2call.com. BE YOUR OWN BOSS and make money by the loads! Open a MAYTAG equipped LAUNDRY Store. We’ll help you get started. Commercia l Laundry Distributers. 1-800-663-2646.
Misc. Help TANKMASTER RENTALS requires fluid haulers. Oilfield tickets an asset. Competitive wages. Fax resume to: 403-340-8818
RESTAURANT KITCHEN FOR LEASE
Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available! * GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades
Adult Education & Training
850 MANUFACTURERS OF ANNUGAS PRODUCTION ENHANCER
Looking for individuals to work in Saskatchewan, Alberta & Manitoba • Reliable/Self motivated • Clean drivers abstract preferred • Willing to work away from home when needed • Oilfield tickets are required but training could be supplied • Must pass drug test before employment • Pipe fitting experience a real asset • Will train the right individuals Fax resume to main office (780) 361-2355 3601 - 48 St., Wetaskiwin, AB TGA 3N9 Ph: 1-800-266-8427 Only candidates selected will be contacted for interview.
COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, & honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. 1-780-835-6630; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
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.
All set-up and ready to go for you! Call 403-352-3030 For more details
P/T help needed for janitorial days and or eve/wknds. $13.00 start please send resume to acncleaning@ hotmail.com grt supplemental income!
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.
REQUIRED Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Immediate Opening
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. Please submit resume by: Fax: 403.783.3011 Email: email@example.com
CONSTRUCTION Misc. Help
880 Required Immediately School Bus Drivers Full-Time Pay for Part-Time Work!
SALES & SERVICE
Motorcycles & ATV’s Tues - Fri: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday: 9 am-3 pm
403-783-5185 1-800-662-7135 Fax: 403-783-4635
Regular Routes and Spare Driver Positions Available
Do you currently work part-time or are you semi-retired and bored? • Use some of your spare time to make extra cash! Are you a stay-at-home parent with small kids? • Take them along with you! Car seats are available! Qualification Desired: Class 2 Operators License with a satisfactory Drivers Abstract and Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check WE WILL TRAIN SUITABLE CANDIDATES. We offer: • Well maintained buses with automatic transmissions • Bus compounds in Ponoka and Wetaskiwin • No experience - no problem. We will train you for a Class 2 License.
Call Hobbema Transport at 403-783-5259, 780-585-2424, 403-783-1462 or 403-783-9720
HOBBEMA TRANSPORT, PONOKA, AB Serving Ponoka, Hobbema, Pigeon Lake and Wetaskiwin Areas
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
880 BUS DRIVER required
RIMBEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
is looking to hire a bus driver for
ONE OF OUR BUS ROUTES.
Please inquire to Cal @ 403-357-3291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamiltonâ€™s requires a
F/T Bakery Clerk 32 hours/week Full benefits Job duties to include but not limited to slicing and bagging fresh baked product, serving customers and general sanitation.
Apply with resume to: Customer Service 4502 50 Street
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Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.
880 NOW HIRING
Laborers & Carpenters Bridge Work Ponoka & Rimbey Area Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax resume: 780-459-7185
PART TIME HELP
2 or 3 days per week 880 Hours: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Apply with resume to: Hammyâ€™s Spirits Bay 5, 4502 50 Street
Sunrise Village Supportive Living is a 68 suite seniorâ€™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: email@example.com Fax: 403-783-3324 www.sunrisevillages.com
Hamiltonâ€™s requires a
F/T Deli Clerk 32 hours/week Full benefits 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
We thank you for your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Hamiltonâ€™s requires a
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Terry Jones 403-783-0963
Business Services #1000 - #1430
Accounting .......................... 1010 Acupuncture........................1020 Advocate/Mediation ............1025 Antique Dealers & Stores ...1027 Automotive ..........................1029 Bands & DJ s ......................1030 Beauty/Cosmetic ................1040 Bookkeeping .......................1050 Cabinet Makers...................1054 Child Care/Caregivers .........1060 Carpentry............................1062 Car Rentals .........................1064 Cat Work .............................1065 Cleaning .............................1070 Clerical................................1080 Construction .......................1085 Consulting...........................1090 Contractors ......................... 1100 Computer Services ..............1110 Drafting & Design................ 1120 Eavestroughing ................... 1130 Educational ......................... 1140 Electrical ............................. 1150 Entertainment ..................... 1160 Escorts................................ 1165 Farm Equipment ................. 1168 Financial ............................. 1170 Fireplaces ........................... 1175 Flooring............................... 1180 Food/Catering ..................... 1190 Furnace Cleaning ............... 1193 Glass Shops ....................... 1196 Mobile Glass Shops............ 1197 Handyman Services ...........1200 Health Care......................... 1210 Income Tax .........................1220 Insurance ............................ 1130 Landscaping .......................1240 Land Mapping .....................1250 Legal Services ....................1260 Limousine Services ............1270 Massage Therapy ...............1280 Mechanical .........................1285 Misc. Services ....................1290 Moving & Storage ...............1300 Oilfield .................................1305 Painters/Decorators ............ 1310 Personal Services ............... 1315 Pet Services ....................... 1318 Photography .......................1320 Plumbing & Heating ............1330 Printing................................1335 Rental - Equipment .............1340 Rental - Misc .......................1350 Repair Service ....................1360 Roofing ...............................1370 Snow Removal....................1380 Travel ..................................1385 Upholstery ..........................1390 Well Drilling ........................1400 Welding ............................... 1410 Window Cleaning ................1420 Yard Care ............................1430
Apply with resume to Customer Service Counter
DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS
Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0
Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607
DENTAL CARE BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY
Ę°Ę°tĘ°Ę° 5118 - 51 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5
%3)6()1035&3t%33*$,#"33 %3+&''#"33 - General Dentistry - Orthodontics - Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding - Veneers - Bleaching - White or Gold Fillings - Crown and Bridge - Implant Restorations â€œWE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTSâ€?
EYE CARE Drs. Heimdahl & ZoBell 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 WWW.4YOUREYESONLY.CA
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 â€˘ 1PM - 5PM
Our Hostessâ€™ Gifts and Information are the Key to Your New Community.
Shawna S. Welz RMT, Nail Technician
Manicures Pedicures Gel Nails Waxing
403-783-5091 Bay #6, 5103-48 Avenue, Ponoka with Tina Kobi Massage www.angelmassagetherapy.net
RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL â€˘ Heating â€˘ Ventilation â€˘ Air Conditioning Systems â€˘ Custom Metal Fabrication â€˘ Hearth Products
Heather Goodwin 403-704-3647 email@example.com 2000 gallon stainless steel potable water truck for hire
Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
MASSAGE THERAPY AND AESTHETICS
FULL TIME GROCERY CLERK F/T 40 hr/ wk with full beneďŹ ts. Successful candidate will be expected to ďŹ ll shelves with stock and assist customers with carry out service
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
890 Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse Society
is requiring a volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors. Meetings are once a month breaking for the summer. If interested please stop by the clubhouse at 5216 - 50 St. for an application and ask for Amanda
Specializing in: - Curbs/Sidewalks - Drive ways - Basement Floors - Stamped Concrete - Exposed Concrete
Serving Ponoka & Area Ph: 403-783-6428 Cell: 403-783-1905
Used appliances available Six month warranty
This space could be yours for $
Call 403-783-3311 VETERINARY SERVICES
Berni's Refrigeration and Appliance Service We deliver and install your purchases.
Southwest Industrial Park 4102-64 St., Ponoka 403-783-5200
Residential & Commercial â€˘ Interior & Exterior â€˘ Wallpaper hanging â€˘ Free Estimates
Buying or Selling ?
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
$28 per week this space could be yours!
HOME PHONE RECONNECT. Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Donâ€™t be without a home phone. Call to connect! 1-866-287-1348.
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.
Unplanned pregnancy may be 403-783-6272 www.clinkerskennels.ca difďŹ cult to face. We care. For Rental conďŹ dential help call Misc 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. 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 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+). DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - Itâ€™s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.
Need RV or Self Storage? 8â€™ X 10â€™ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at
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Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990
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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 - 2 DAY Classic Car & Truck Auction. Saturday, September 15 and 16, 11 a.m. Both days. 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 Classics. To consign, call 780-440-1860. PRE HARVEST Equipment Consignment Auction. Sat., Sept. 8, 9 a.m., MAS Sales Centre, Blackfalds. Selling farm equipment estate, greenhouses, farm machinery, combine & machinery parts, cars, trucks, equipment trailers, RVâ€™s, ATVâ€™s, livestock equipment, lumber, lawn & garden, trees, tools & much more. See www. montgomeryauctions.com or call 1-800-371-6963.
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UNRESERVED 2 DAY Bankruptcy & Court Ordered Estate Auction. September 8 & 9, 5305 Allard Way, Edmonton. Fabulous estate furnishings, art, vehicles, games room, over 30 new stoves, fireplaces & accessories, retail shelving, retail freezers, complete tanning salon with foot spa sinks & 5 tanning beds. Info at www.foothillsauctions.com. 780-990-4367. Foothills Equipment Liquidation Co. Ltd.
METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36â€? Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca.
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE. 2007 JD450 Track Hoe, 2000 Cat Track Hoe 4400 hours, 2000 Cat DSM, (2) 2006 Morookas Track Dumpsters, Cat D7 Hydraulic Dozer & Ripper. Westlock, Alberta. 780-284-5500.
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