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Superstar engagement strikes Stettler chord LES STULBERG Independent reporter The entertainment world has been buzzing with the surprise engagement announcement of Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne, two internationally acclaimed superstars whose romance eluded the watchful eyes of the media. The 14-karat engagement ring, valued at $1 million, also made headlines. While it’s well-known that Kroeger, the 37-year-old frontman for the rock band Nickelback, was born and raised in Hanna, few would know that Kroeger’s family lived in Stettler. His grandparents, Henry and Cleona Kroeger, along with their three children — who included Chad’s mother Debbie — lived just down the street from the Stettler United Church. Henry Kroeger operated the Massey Harris farm equipment

dealership in town. In 1959, the elder Kroeger took his first run at politics, running under the Liberal banner in the Stettler electoral division. That attempt resulted in a third-place finish. Years after Henry Kroeger moved to Consort, he was elected as an MLA in Peter Lougheed’s Conservative government in 1975, and served in that capacity until his death in 1987. He was Transportation Minister and his work with water management in the dry prairie region resulted in the Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services Commission being named in his honour. Perhaps Chad can attribute some of his musical talent to his grandparents — Henry played bass guitar and Cleona the drums in the Tory Blue Notes, an all-MLA band. The marriage of Chad’s parents, Wendall and Debbie Turton, broke up when he was about two years old and he later adopted his mother’s maiden

name of Kroeger. Hanna is considered his hometown. Before his success as Nickelback’s lead singer, Chad worked in a coffee house in Vancouver where coffee cost $1.95. As he gave back change, Chad constantly said, “Here’s your nickel back” — hence, the origin of the band’s name. Mike Kroeger, Chad’s older halfbrother, is also an original member of Nickelback. The popular rock band has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. Lavigne, 27, originally from Ontario, gained superstardom in the music’s pop genre while still a teenager. The multiple-award-winning Lavigne has received 267 nominations and has more than 150 awards to her name. The couple began dating in February when they got together to cowrite a song for Lavigne’s upcoming album. It will be the first marriage for Kroeger, and the second for Lavigne.

LES STULBERG/Independent reporter

The entertainment world has been abuzz with news of the engagement of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, whose family has strong Stettler roots.

Summer storms take toll on Stettler region On the bright side, thunderstorms might clear the way for a warm fall RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Severe summer weather might not be finished for this season, though local residents believe they’ve already had more than their share. Two thunderstorms struck the Stettler region in the midnight hours last Wednesday and Friday, and pounding hail woke up people in the first instance. Power was knocked out briefly in the early morning hours in Stettler, Botha and Gadsby. “We’re looking for a little (more) action later this week,” Bill McMurtry of Environment Canada said Monday. “Typicially, the peak of severe summer weather is June and July. It does happen in August, but not as often in the peak.” Extreme weather has been active all over the province this summer, he said. “Alberta usually gets about 80 events, but we now have recorded about 189,” McMurtry said. Most of the severe weather storms in the Stettler area and central Alberta have unusually occurred later in the evening or in the wee hours of the morning, he said. “Severe weather activity usually occurs in late afternoon or early evening,” Looking to the long-term future, he said the weather is virtually unpredictable — even at the best of times. “Anything beyond seven to 10 days is unpredictable,” McMurtry said. “Computer models have very little accuracy.” Meanwhile, predictions for the fall in Alberta and Saskatchewan were announced Monday by The Weather Network, and the prognosis looks relatively strong. Both provinces can expect a typical fall season, with normal temperatures and precipitation. The exception in western Canada calls for above normal temperatures from the southern and southeastern parts of Alberta through much of southern Saskatchewan.

LES STULBERG/Independent reporter

Strong winds last Thursday played havoc on canola fields, such as those south of Botha. The gusts of wind rolled swaths into large piles that are expected cause farmers some harvest grief in the coming weeks. Hailstones fell in Stettler early last Wednesday morning.

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Local cowboys Ty Spady (back) and Grady Thomson show their team-roping form Saturday during the season-opening high school rodeo in Stettler. Cowboys and cowgirls in District 2 launched another Alberta High School Rodeo Association season as the junior high students competed Friday and the senior high students took part in Saturday and Sunday events. This weekend, the scene shifts to Bowden for Week 2 action. For more action photos from the Stettler high school rodeo, see Page B3 of this week’s Independent.

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Joe and Circun Gendre and family of Erskine are back home after attending a family reunion in France that attracted 4,750 cousins. The Gendres are on the right side of this photo: in the back row (from left) are Circun, Joe (holding Isabella) and David O’Donnell; in front are Amanda and Mary O’Donnell. At left are host family members Philippe and Hortence Crochet, with their three children, at Saint Paul Mont Penit, France.

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The Gendre family of Erskine participated in a family reunion this summer in France that achieved breaking a world record for the largest family reunion in the world. It’s believed to be destined to make its way onto the pages of the Guinness World Records. With 4,750 recorded cousins of the PorteauClautour family in attendance, the old record of 2,585 set by a U.S. family was shattered. Although there were more than 5,000 family members at the France reunion, only those over 18 years of age were permitted to register for the Guinness record. While the Guinness people are in the process of verification of the event, family members are confident their feat has more than sufficient numbers to make it into the world record book.

The family reunion, held Aug. 18-19 at the town of Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron in the department (province) of Venee, on the west coast of France, was called Cousinade Porteau-Clautour. Cousinade translates into meaning “gathering of cousins.” An aerial photo was taken from a helicopter of the group of more than 5,000 cousins attending the reunion. “I attended a family reunion with just 5,000 of my closest relatives,” Erskine councillor Joe Gendre said with a laugh. His family was in Europe for a five-week vacation, during which they also visiting England and Italy. They were in London just ahead of the Olympics. The reunion was for all descendents of George and Madeleine Porteau, labourers living at Saint Paul Mont Penit in the mid-1600s. The couple has more than 23,000 known descendents.

The family tree contains branches with more than 700 surnames. The Gendre family, which emigrated from France in 1904 to settle south of Erskine, makes up one such branch. Interestingly, more than three-quarters of the family attending still live within an hour’s drive of Saint Paul Mont Penit. The family tree on display at the reunion, containing names of more than 23,000 relatives, was 500 metres long. The 13 Canadians at the reunion included Joe and Circun Gendre and their children — Mary, David, Amanda and Isabella. Also attending were former Erskine residents Leon Gendre of Red Deer and his sons, Henri of Jasper and Marcel of Medicine Hat. Leon Gendre’s daughter, Bernie Jackson, is the owner of Wells Furniture in Stettler. Other Canadians attending were Victor and Zoe Wiart of Cold Lake, along with their daughter,

Danielle Wiart, and her fiancé. Victor’s mother was the former Cecile Gendre. The Wiarts were originally from Castor. “We were embraced and treated like celebrities,” Joe Gendre said about the welcome they received from their French cousins. “The hospitality by people we didn’t know was amazing.” “We were warmed and welcomed and the people were genuinely interested in that we were from Canada,” said Circun Gendre. “It was above and beyond what we expected.” During the reunion, the Joe Gendre family stayed nearby at Domaine de la Cantiniere, a chateau built in about 1870 and owned by distant cousins Philippe and Hortence Crochet. The record-breaking reunion was organized by Jean-Michel Cheneau, who became interested in genealogy at a young age and had been working on the project since 2003.

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Monday, Aug. 20 2:14 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision in the Tim Hortons parking lot. The vehicle had backed into a cement pillar. 6:29 p.m. — A 911 call reported a small, browncoloured dog on the loose in West Stettler Park. The caller was concerned that the dog might run into traffic. An investigator attended the location and a peace officer with Alberta Animal Services was contacted to deal with the animal. 7:41 p.m. — A 911 reported a possible impaired driver on Highway 12. An investigator located the suspect vehicle, a bluecoloured Dodge Journey, and spoke with the driver. The 43-year-old man from Stettler showed no signs of impairment. He stated that he could have swerved a bit and could have paid better attention to the road. No charges.





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Stettler RCMP were advised last Tuesday that some of the flags that the “Ladies of the Heartland” paraded in the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede parade and rodeo just days earlier were stolen from a trailer on the rodeo grounds. A reward is being offered for the return of the missing four Canadian flags, which are on poles. were no injuries and both vehicles were drive-able. The Ontario driver was issued a violation ticket for turning left unsafely. 7:49 p.m. — An animal call from 58 Street reported that two dogs have been in a backyard for two days. No one was home, and one of the dogs dug a hole under the fence and moved to the other side. The other dog was reported to be going “crazy.” Animal Services was contacted to follow-up with the caller. 8:33 p.m. — Complaint of a 30-year-old man threatening suicide and damaging property in his 40th Avenue residence. He was reported to have left the residence in a pickup truck and the caller was concerned for his safety. An investigator located the male subject in his vehicle parked in West Stettler Park. The male was co-operative and was transported to the Stettler hospital. Wednesday, Aug. 22 1:11 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at the UFA. The cause of the alarm was determined to be the rain and hailstorm. 8:03 a.m. — Report of an abandoned Toyota Avalon blocking the exit to the Wal-Mart loading dock. The front and back driver’s-side tires were flat, all the doors were locked and no damage to the inside of the vehicle could be seen. The vehicle wasn’t marked

as stolen on police records and the investigator was unable to contact the registered owner in Erskine. A search of complaints to police showed the 17-yearold son of the owner called police last evening and said he hit a curb last night. He further advised that he parked the car at Wal-Mart until he could get it fixed. 1:58 p.m. — A Good Samaritan turned in a health card that was found in the grass of his backyard on 62 Street. The card was returned to a 22-year-old m man from 40 Avenue. 2:06 p.m. — Parking complaint of a white-coloured Ford Mustang blocking the back door of Subway for about an hour. The caller requested it be d as employees were moved, unable to exit out the back door. An investigator found the car locked, with a purse in the open and keys in the ignition. The 18-year-old female owner from the County of Paintearth was contacted and she said she went to Dairy Queen with a friend. The female said the car wasn’t locked, and she leaves her keys in the ignition. On returning to Subway, the female realized that her keys were locked in the car. The owner was warned about her parking. 2:14 p.m. — Report of a driving complaint where a truck almost struck a pedestrian and another vehicle while going through

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Urban media teams up with the opposition Because it was getting close to the self-declared “farm-worker day,” it was no coincidence that some of the urban media teamed up with opposition parties and the other usual suspects. Their goal was to bring to light Premier Alison Redford’s leadership campaign promise to bring farm workers into the Occupational Health Standards (OHS) program. Since Redford won the leadership and the subsequent provincial election, that topic has been buried by the government. No surprise there — it wouldn’t be the first time a successful politician had second thoughts about a promise made during the heat of a campaign after being elected to government. Promises might just be wishful thinking to fool the voter, but actual governing reality is when it hits the wall. Part of the problem is that when urban politicians make promises about topics on which they have not the slightest clue but want to appear engaged and knowledgeable. That certainly was the case when leadership candidate Redford promised to bring farm workers under OHS and even WCB. It seemed a reasonable promise, because farm workers are protected with such legislation in every other province except Alberta. But then, candidate Redford had no actual agriculture advisors to warn her of the nuances of the topic. After winning the leadership, Premier Redford dropped the promise from the PC ag policy platform. Evidently, the ag policy advice she lacked during the leadership campaign had suddenly come to bear on the political realities of the topic. But that hasn’t changed the fairness of the case — except that industry lobby organizations and agriculture department bureaucrats have managed to derail the issue by trying to bury it. I am no fan of the urban media and their opposition allies with their twisted and naive perspective of agriculture and food issues. But as much as it pains me to say this — they are right in this instance to remind the premier of her promise. The reality is that considering the precedence set by the other nine provinces, implementing mandatory OHS and WCB in Alberta for farm workers should be simple. In fact, Alberta could lead the way to an even better more inclusive program by learning from the mistakes of the other provinces.

But trust the urban media and dumb opposition politicians to screw up what otherwise is a just cause. Headlines in the Calgary Herald proclaimed that child labour was a critical factor in Alberta agricultural production. They quoted such “farming experts” as David Swann, a Calgary city Liberal MLA, who claimed child labour was involved in harvesting potatoes. He had no proof of this, but then the headline justified the bogus allegation. I noted that Alberta potato operations are world class and involve machinery worth millions — hardly the place for the inexperienced, particularly children. I added that if child labour is a concern in Alberta, the urban media needs to investigate what goes on in Hutterite colonies. That won’t happen, as the mere thought offends the politically correct, particularly as they purchase their local vegetables from colonies at farmers’ markets. But I digress. The government’s response to the farm-worker rights PR campaign in the media has been pathetic to say the least. The labour minister responded by lamely stating, “One doesn’t want to interfere with the normal family business or family farm.” Sure, that perspective might be of some consequence if this was 1940, but today’s agriculture is very large and highly commercialized. I would suggest that any agricultural operation in this province that has more than three fulltime employees is far beyond being a mere family farm. They’re usually fullscale business enterprises and are quite capable of operating as such, which includes OHS and WCB for its employees. The fact is most such operations already purchase liability and disability insurance coverage for their employees from private sources that would indicate that they’re fully aware of their obligations. One expects the government, as usual, to diffuse the issue by starting another study to review the matter. What is actually needed is a study on how to implement mandatory OHS and WCB for farm workers — and, yes, farm owners and their families — that will be the best in Canada.

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Where do our shoes take us? I just read Joshua 5:15, where the Lord instructed Joshua to remove his sandals from his feet, “for the place where you are standing is holy.” As I reflected on the passage, other texts mentioning footwear came to mind. Simultaneously, I remembered reading a book entitled, “Jews and Shoes.” It explained that Jewish people had historically used footwear symbolically and provided the meaning of the symbols. I searched my office in vain for the book. Finally, I settled for a short personal study on footwear in the Bible. I hope you’ll find it interesting. Moses, in Exodus 3:5, was told, as was Joshua, to remove his shoes. Both of them complied immediately to God’s request. The removal of their shoes represented God’s presence and their reverence for Him. Exodus 12:11 says that the Israelites should eat in haste with their “sandals on their feet.” That indicates that they should be ready to go at any moment. A correlative passage is Ephesians 6:15 telling Christians to be ready to share their faith says, “Your desire to tell the good news about peace should be like shoes on your feet.” Romans 10:15 adds that those who share the gospel of Jesus have “beautiful feet.” Care, of course, needs to be taken; even beautiful feet can step on toes. The Old Testament book of Ruth contains a peculiar ritual. A shoe is exchanged between Boaz and another man indicating Boaz’ desire to marry Ruth (Ruth 4:7,8). It pictures the process of redemption and the price that Jesus paid to redeem His followers. Psalm 108:9 reveals that removing and

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shaking one’s shoe represents victory over an enemy. In the New Testament passage of Acts 12:8, Peter is commanded to put on his shoes because he’s about to be delivered from his persecutors. In Luke 15:22, a compassionate father placed shoes on a wayward and bankrupt son showing his acceptance and love. Deuteronomy 29:5 speaks of the Israelite’s shoes that miraculously lasted for 40 years of wilderness wandering, proving God’s remarkable care, power and provision. In Mark 6.9, sandals were to be worn by Jesus’ followers, but no extra sandals were to be brought with them. The inference was that all they needed was trust in Christ and His ability to provide. Shoes today don’t really represent anything; they simply speak of comfort, cost and fashion. So, for Christians, it’s not about representation, but reality. And reality asks not what do our shoes mean, but where do they take us and where do we stand? Our shoes should take us “in Jesus steps” (1 Peter 2:21) and we should stand “amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene.”

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Hebert reaches finals of pageant 1997 — 15 years ago — Halkirk has won a two-year battle to keep its school. Doors will open for 53 students under the East Central Catholic School banner. — Pearl Hansel, 93, was named Queen of Heartland Heritage Days. — The former house of Henry and Eva Kirtley has found a permanent home at the Stettler Town and Country Museum. — John Thorne has been named principal of the Donalda School, replacing Ron Mikulin, principal at Donalda for 17 years. — The Alix agricultural bench show had 119 exhibitors. — Gertrude Thieme has sold her Stettler business, the Busy Bee Food Store, after 19 years of operation. — Bart Thompson was the champion bull rider at the Halkirk bull-a-rama. — Bench show exhibits were up at the Heartland Heritage Days fair. — CIBC donated the original Imperial Bank of Commerce building, along with $5,000, to the Donalda and District Museum. 1987 — 25 years ago — Pitt’s Pets of Stettler was named best youth choir

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in Canada for choirs 19 years and younger. — Rochon Sands Provincial Park officially reopened after a $1-million upgrade by the provincial government. — Seven exchange students from various regions of Canada and their counterparts from India began a three-month stay at Stettler. — Stettler’s Trish Hebert made it to the finals of the Miss Red Deer pageant. — An Appaloosaapproved show comes to Stettler for the first time, held in conjunction with the all-breeds horse show. — The host Westwoods team won the orthodox fastball tournament. — The Gordon Jackson family of Gadsby was recognized at Edmonton’s Klondike Days with the Alberta Farm Family award. — Alberta Agriculture announced the fee to register a brand would increase from $5 to $25, and brand renewals from $2 to $20. The provincial brand recorder’s office is in Stettler.

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1977 — 35 years ago — The barn from the Bazil Armstrong farmstead was moved to Halkirk’s Circle Square Ranch, a Christian retreat centre for boys and girls aged nine to 18 years. — The Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society held its first annual fair at Byemoor, with more than 900 entries in the bench show. — A 15-year-old Erskine girl, Lorraine Barclay, emerged as the grand aggregate winner of the fair. — Ray Nelson, reeve of the County of Stettler for 12 years, announced he would not seek re-election, while Stettler Mayor John Brennan plans to re-offer for another term. — Air Cadet Flight Sargeant David Collins of Stettler received his Air Cadet power pilot’s wings during a graduation ceremony at the Canadian Forces Base in Penhold. — The Gadsby Pioneers Association is gathering family histories for their history book of Gadsby and area. — The host Stettler Rotary Mosquitoes placed second in the provincial mosquito baseball tournament.


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Comedian gives primer to teachers, parents RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter One week before students head back to classes, parents learned a few lessons Monday from inspirational speaker and comedian Phi Callaway. During a Clearview School Division gathering in Stettler, parents were drawn to Callaway’s direction to be humorous, compassionate and encouraging in raising children. “What a great way to bring grace to your home,” said Liana Bohn of Stettler. “We’re always encouraging our children to be gracious and grateful.” She agreed with Callaway’s observation that parents need to be role models and to lead from ahead — not from behind. “Model to your children what we want our children to embrace,” said Callaway, an award-winning speaker and columnist from Three Hills who has authored more than 20 books. He spoke with Clearview teachers and staff during the day, and encouraged parents Monday night. He urged parents and teachers to laugh more as a way to relieve stress. “Laughter won’t just save your life,” Callaway said. “It will save your family and relationships. “Be real, laugh with your children and talk with them — and stay connected.”

RICHARD FROESE/Independent reporter

During a gathering for parents and teachers Monday night in Stettler, guest speaker Phil Callaway (centre) and his wife, Ramona, chat with parents (left) Wendy and David Keith of Stettler and Heather and Martin Van Hienen of Castor. Those words inspired parents and teachers. “You have to be happy and laugh with your kids, and not get down on being a parent,” said Angela Weeks of Castor. “We have to learn to laugh, listen to kids, and make time for kids and each other,” said Kim Poapst, a teacher at Stettler Elementary School. Callaway shared that

when his family and friends get together in their home, no social media devices are allowed. He stressed that human connection is valuable and needed more than electronic communication. “We will not be wealthy without friends,” Callaway said. He encouraged parents to say, “I love you,” to their children and others,

eat together at home at least three times a week, and make friends with their children’s teachers as partners on the same team. “What can we do to make this the best year for our children?” Supt. John Bailey welcomed parents to the gathering — and the new school year. “We look forward to

sharing your children — it’s an extension of the home,” he said.

The first day of classes for Clearview students is Tuesday, Sept. 4.


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VANDALS STRIKE — Shrum’s Meats sign on Highway 12 at Range Road 12-3 has been vandalized. The owner of the business, however, believes the graffiti is directed elsewhere. “It has nothing to do with us,” Gene Shrum said Tuesday. “It’s with the landowner. We’re the innocent party.”

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Thursday, Aug. 23 3:17 a.m. — Report of a break and enter at the Alberta Prairie train station. A security guard advised that he had found the east door of the storage building pried open. An inventory was taken and it was determined that a can full of change was stolen. It was the fifth break during this past year. SUI 7:19 p.m. — An abandoned 911 call came from a Poplar Close residence in Erskine. An investigator called the number several times and it went straight to voice mail. It was determined there was no emergency. 10:44 p.m. — A 911 call reported three males lighting off roman candles at each other at the Canalta Hotel. Investigators made patrols for the males, with negative results. It was noted that there didn’t appear to be any damage to the park or surrounding buildings. 11:11 p.m. — A 911 call reported a horse on Highway 590, 10 kilometres west of Big Valley. The caller stated that she almost hit a greycoloured horse. Investigators attended, but the horse wasn’t located. 11:15 p.m. — Report of a suspicious male in his 50s wearing a black hoodie and a jean coat. The caller advised that the man had gone through his yard on 50 Street and 40 Avenue. When the caller went to talk to the man, he was found hiding in the graveyard. The complainant advised that the male had stated that his name was “Ken,” and he was going for a walk. The man was thought to be intoxicated. Investigators patrolled the area, but were unable to find the male in question. Friday, Aug. 24 1:54 p.m. — A 911 hang-up call from a 47 Avenue business. 11:02 a.m. — A false 911 call was received from a residence on 50 Avenue. 11:35 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 835, about two miles south of Highway 601. 12:15 p.m. — Report of a theft of a cellphone from the coffee room at Stettler Oil and Gas. 2:41 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in front of the TD Bank. A 56-year-old female driver from Stettler backed her

Chevrolet Cobalt into a Ford Fusion that was waiting at the lights. The female driver was issued a violation ticket. 2:54 p.m. — Complaint that a blackcoloured older Chevy S10 was “all over the road” on Highway 56 from the Auction Mart, and then turned east on Highway 601. A licence plate was obtained. SUI 5:56 p.m. — Complaint of theft of a bicycle from a 53 Street residence. The bike was damaged and a suspect was identified. SUI 10:18 p.m. — A 911 call reported a break-andenter at a 51 Avenue residence. The 89-year-old female caller stated that she could hear noises in the basement on the east side, as someone tried to open a window. The caller identified a 25-year-old man. Investigators attended the residence and spoke with the caller, who was suffering from dementia. 11:35 p.m. — Complaint of a Ford Explorer blocking a driveway on 50A Avenue. The 26-yearold female owner from Calgary was identified and was contacted to move her SUV. Saturday, Aug. 25 9:56 a.m. — Report of an abandoned bicycle along 51 Avenue. The bicycle appears to be in good shape and is being held at the Stettler detachment. 1:57 p.m. — Complaint of an impaired driver that was eastbound on Range Road 21-3. The truck was described as a black-andsilver Chevrolet pickup truck. Patrols were made, but the vehicle wasn’t located. 3:18 p.m. — A 911 call reported a cow appeared to be stuck in a slough along Highway 56 and Highway 589. Patrols were made and four cows were seen in the area, but none of them appeared to be stuck. 4:57 p.m. — Report of mischief that three young males in a silver car were throwing eggs at vehicles. The vehicle was located. It was discovered that there were four males in the vehicle, and two of them were arrested. Alcohol and drugs were located. A 19-year-old male from Donalda was charged with possession of a controlled substance and is set to appear in Stettler court on Oct. 25. A 21-year-old male from Donalda was charged with transporting liquor in an open container.

5:18 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on 50 Avenue in front of Stettler Pizza. No injuries. SUI 5:20 p.m. — Report of an impaired 17-yearold male driving around Stettler. Patrols were made, but the vehicle wasn’t located. 9:21 p.m. — Complaint of a suspicious person was received. It was reported that males in a large camper RV parked by the ball diamond asked two young girls to come into the camper. RCMP attended the location and it was discovered that a 13-year-old boy asked the girls to come into the RV. The girls got scared and notified their parents. No assault was committed. 10:05 p.m. — Report of possible gunshots in Big Valley. It was confirmed that the noises were actually fireworks being set off. Sunday, Aug. 26 1:49 a.m. — While conducting patrols, investigators located a male passed out along 50 Avenue and 54 Street. The male was extremely intoxicated. The male was arrested for public intoxication. 3:12 p.m. — A 911 call reported a Dodge Dakota passing and swerving all over Highway 12. The vehicle was eastbound. The vehicle was located. The driver admitted to speeding and that he was trying to make it to the hospital to visit his grandmother. The male driver was issued a warning about his driving. 9:09 p.m. — Report of a deer collision on Highway 835. No injuries reported. Monday, Aug. 27 6:20 a.m. — Report received of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 12. 9:12 a.m. — False alarm at a business located on 50 Avenue. 11:31 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on 50 Avenue in front of the post office. A van was westbound on 50 Avenue and an SUV pulled out of a parking spot and struck the van in the passenger -side rear door. No injuries were reported. The driver of the SUV was charged. 12:22 p.m. — A valuable ring was found on 60 Street and turned into the detachment. The owner is asked to visit the Stettler RCMP detachment to identify the ring and claim it.


On August 18th Peavey Mart staff raised money for the “Wild Pink Yonder”. It was only with the support of the community of Stettler that we were able to raise $3844 so far. Together we can beat breast cancer and your contributions to our battle are appreciated. Thank you to everyone who came out for a hot dog or hamburger and to everyone who participated in our silent auction. Thank you Cuttin’ Corners for doing the hair dye. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS & DONORS




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Decoration Day marks Dieppe anniversary RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Local men were honoured for their courage and sacrifice as more than 200 people gathered Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The ceremony was part of the 82nd annual Decoration Day at Omega Cemetery near Gadsby. Jack Chapman, Stan Edwards, Raymond Gilbert and Bill Stewart are the only Stettler-area veterans involved in that incident who are still alive today. They’re members of the Royal Canadian Legion. More than 30 Stettler-area veterans were involved in the Second World War Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe on the northern cost of France on Aug. 19, 1942. “This day brings back memories — they weren’t fond memories,” said Stettler resident Mabel Wigley, whose husband Bill was a prisoner of war for years and eight months, and died this past May at age 91. Although the Dieppe Raid took place across the ocean, it brought the tragedy of war close to home for the communities of Stettler, Erskine, Botha, Gadsby and Big Valley, as those areas had the highest percentage of post-Dieppe prisoners of war of any centre in Canada. Most of the Stettler and area men fought with the 14th Calgary Tank Regiment, as the raid recorded 3,367 Canadian Army casualties of 907 dead and 1,946 prisoners of war. Just more than a half of the 417 members of the Calgary Tank Regiment who embarked for Dieppe returned. For Canada, Dieppe was one of the darkest days of war. Born in Castor, Bill Wigley was among several men in the region who were involved in the raid. “It was two weeks after everyone else knew about their relatives that I heard about my husband, that he was a prisoner of war,” Mabel Wigley recalled. “You can’t image what that was like. You just wait and wait.” Touched by the 1942 event and the ceremony this past Sunday, Wigley’s daughter hopes the lives and sacrifices of those men of war will live on forever. “It’s very important that we don’t forget,” said Star Cunningham. “It was a huge sacrifice for Canadians.” A third generation has also been influenced by the service of a war veteran. Jim Ganshirt’s daughter, Barb Carey, is part of the Omega Circle. “In memory of my grandpa, he asked all of his children and grandchildren to join the Legion,” said Joanna Jarmin. “And he went as far as to fill out the membership forms and copies of his discharge papers.” A prisoner-of-war from Red Deer agreed that the sacrifices of war remain alive, even though life is always at stake when the troops enter the battlefield. “You never know what’s going to happen you’re in war,” said Tommy Baker, now 88. Wreaths were laid by Mable Wigley and daughter Star Cunningham for prisoners of war, Irene Brown for Motherhood of the Nation, Tom (Alan) Coultis for the Government of Alberta, Rose Lincoln for the Alberta/NWT Command of the Ladies Auxiliary, Violet Holdal for the Alberta/NWT Command to the Royal Canadian Legion, Stettler branch president Murray Wahlund, Big Valley president Bill Melnyk, Castor president Ray Marquart, Tommy Baker for the Dominion Command of Canada, Phyllis Robinson and her daughter for Omega Circle, and Todd Wright for Canadian Army veterans. Details of the Dieppe Raid were retold by guest speaker Brett Clifton, 21, a grandson of prisoner-of-war Bill Clffton, who has roots in Lethbridge and battled with many of the Stettler veterans. “As we take a moment to remember those who have passed and honour those who are still with us, I feel it is important to acknowledge that they are and always will be more than just one day in history,” Brett Clifton said. “They were ordinary men who were part of an extraordinary event in Canadian history, but they were also our loved ones — sons, husbands, fathers, brothers and grandfathers. We are all lucky to be a part of their lives.” It wasn’t until 1994, with the issuance of the Dieppe Bar, that the Dieppe veterans were honoured for their contribution to the Second World War.

RICHARD FROESE/Independent reporter

Sunday in Gadsby, Decoration Day wreaths were laid in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. From left are Mabel Wigley, Dieppe prisoner-of-war Tommy Baker, Ray Marquart of Castor, Irene Brown, Bill Melnyk of Big Valley, Tom (Alan) Coultis and Rose Lincoln. “As we honour all Canadians who served, especially our beloved members of the Calgary Tank Regiment, we will remember them for the sum of their lives and for those of

us who are their family and friends,” Brett Clifton said. “On behalf of all Canadians, we simply say thankyou.”

REMEMBERING DIEPPE … THE LOCAL SACRIFICE STETTLER Lt. Jack Dunlap Sgt. Tommy Cunningham Sgt. Harry Patrick Sgt. Ronnie Lee Col. Charlie Heck Tpr. Bill Wigley Tpr. Lawrence Herzog Tpr. John Cox Tpr. Elmer Taylor Tpr. Clive Staples (died while being held prisoner) Tpr. Lloyd Johnstone Tpr. Harold Stanfield Tpr. Archie McIntyre Tpr. George Hailes Tpr. Vern Richardson Tpr. Emil Dannewald Tpr. Ray Gilbert Tpr. Roy Lincoln

Tpr. Charlie Blaney Tpr. Clarence Blaney Tpr. Bob Nelson Tpr. Rhinard Cornelssen (killed in action) Tpr. Jack Rithcie Tpr. Albert Johnson

Tpr. Eddy Kastik Tpr. Roy Nelson Tpr. Stan Welty Tpr. Kelly Haner Tpr. Albert Blauer Tpr. Stan Edwards Lt. Dick Wallace Major Page Sgt. Jerry Menzies Sgt. Frank Bevan Sgt. Bill Ollive Tpr. Bill Stewart Tpr. Jim Ganshirt Tpr. Jim Horne Tpr. Jack Chapman Tpr. Albert Chick Tpr. Robert Andersen Tpr. Johnny Welsh (died while being held prisoner)

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Matt has lived and served Stettler and area for most of his life. Born in Hanna, Matt was raised on a farm south of Erskine, and is now raising his family with wife and high school sweet heart, Donna, on a farm near Gadsby. He met Donna in math class at Wm E Hay High school. "We had a mutual friend sitting between us who was sick one day. Matt messaged me on the calculator asking where he was and we started talking. For Christmas he put a rose in my locker from a secret admirer. We were put together as Grand March partners for graduation and been together since." says Donna. They were married in August 1998, and have four children. Three boys, 10, 8, and 6 years of age and a girl aged 4. Matt started his electrical career before he finished high school. Matt continued and received his journeyman ticket and was awarded a Masters Matt and family at the Banff Gondola. L-R Matt, Josh, Brandon, Certification with Red Seal designation in 2002. He joined Bagshaw's in April Kaleigh, Cody, and Donna. of 2007. Whether it's wiring a new home, renovating a large commercial building or doing small repairs, you can see Matt's work all over town. Among many other things Matt was electrical foreman for the fire hall expansion project, and is keeping your kids safe in the neighboring small town schools with the current fire alarm upgrades. One client commented “Matt can get a huge amount of work done without raising his voice.” When Matt isn’t building our town from the wires up, he dedicates his time to helping out in the community as much as possible. Whether it is volunteering with kids through the First Stettler Scouts and Minor Soccer, helping out with the Botha Community Centre and Gadsby Ball Association, or simply just being there to support a local cause, Matt's heart is definitely in the right place. Charlie, owner of Bagshaw's, says "Matt is a great guy and a hard worker, and definitely a part of our family. I look forward to working with Matt for many more years." Matt planting saplings with the boys at Junior Forest Wardens Camp.

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Two-vehicle crash sends motorcyclist to hospital By Amanda Spensley Stettler Regional Fire Department Last Saturday, Stettler Regional Fire Department Station 1 responded to a two-vehicle collision at about 9:30 p.m. Fire crews were called to a car-motorcycle collsion in front of FasGas along Highway 12 in Stettler. Traffic was reduced to a single lane while the debris was cleared off the roadway. The lone male occupant of the motorcycle was taken by ground ambulance to Red Deer Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation was handed to Stettler RCMP and there wasn’t an immediate work on the cause of the accident. Last Thursday, station 1 and 2 responded to a structure fire. The call came at about 11 a.m., as crews arrived at a Big Valley residence to discover the home filled with smoke and the smoke detector going off. Station 2 firefighters entered the structure and doused a fire in the kitchen that was caused by a pot left burning on the stove. The house suffered damage to the kitchen, but the smoke damage was

reduced because of the fire crews’ ventilation work. No injuries were reported. At 2 a.m. last Friday, Station 1 assisted Stettler EMS with transporting a patient to the ambulance. At about 11:30 p.m. last Friday, Station 1 responded to an alarm call. On arrival at the 56A Street residence, fire crews discovered a plastic lid had been left on a hot element on the stove and had caused the smoke detector to go off. There wasn’t any damage to the structure and no injuries were reported.

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CLOSE SHAVE — Peavey Mart employee Fran Allison has her head shaved by Amber Liebelon to raise funds to support breast-cancer research. Store manager Matt Dorsett and store-event organizer Stacy Westergreen look on.

FAMILIAR FACE — Stettler native Michael Lomenda, a member of the Jersey Boys cast, poses last Saturday in Edmonton with a copy of the Stettler Independent, featuring a front-page story on Lomenda. He plays the part of Nick Massi in the Broadway musical production, which runs until Sept. 2 at Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton.


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Community rallies to aid cancer victim R ICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Almost $17,000 was raised last Saturday at a Stettler auction to enable a young man battling with leukemia to visit his grandparents in Mexico. About 80 people raised $16,810.72 for Aaron Moreno, 22, at the fundraiser at Christ-King Catholic Parish Hall. “The expenses the family has incurred are tremendous, and though only God can cure Aaron, we felt we could, at least, ease the financial burden,” said Mona McCann, one of the organizers. Aaron left for Mexico on Aug. 19 with his parents, Jessy and Connie, sister Sahira and brother Xavier. They plan to return this weekend. In February of this year,

Aaron was diagnosed with leukemia and was sent to Calgary to resume treatment. He received a stem cell transplant from Xavier, who was a 100-per-cent match. Although not yet finished his treatment, the cancer has returned and early this month doctors told him he had three to six months to live. As a special wish, he wanted to visit his grandparents in Mexico. Jessy and Connie came to Canada about five years ago. About a year ago, their two adult children, Sahira and Aaron, became landed immigrants along with them, as well as their youngest son, Xavier. “Our goal of $20,000 is still a ways-off and donations are still welcome,” McCann said.

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Auctioneer Claude Dupont calls for bids Saturday at a Stettler fundraiser for Aaron Moreno, as organizers Mona McCann, Tara Dupont and Julie Jarmin look on at the Christ-King parish hall. To donate, phone McCann at 403-742-3012, Tara Dupont at 403-7423839. GT Hydraulic at 403-742-1707 and Foesiers Heavy Duty at 403742-0290.

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Kim Breker of Stettler welcomes others to join or support her on her bicycle ride from Clive to Stettler next month to raise funds for the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. She has planned a 60-kilometre ride for Sept. 15.

Stettler mom plans bike ride to support women’s shelter RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter A Stettler mother has organized a 60-kilometre bike ride from Clive to her hometown on Sept. 15 to support the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. “It will be a challenging and enjoyable ride,” Kim Breker said. “I just started challenging myself to see if I could see if I could bike that far, and then I decided to support a project and I thought of the women’s shelter.” Already, 10 other people have joined her project to pedal. “We don’t really have a goal set for the number of riders or funds raised, but we’ll be happy to raise whatever we can to help the women’s shelter and that will be great,” Breker said. From her parents’ hometown of Clive, Breker plans to begin the ride at 8 a.m. and expects to arrive at the Stettler Alliance Church four to six hours later.

“We look forward to bringing the Red Deer and Stettler communities together to ride in support of the event and its mission to promote healthy, happy families, body, mind and spirit,” said Tina Trowsse, the marketing and development co-ordinator for CAWES. “We invite everyone to support us as sponsors, to help us raise awareness about this important issue and its effects on families in our communities.” Funds raised are pegged to support CAWES programs to help women and their children take refuge from family violence. “We aim to provide compassionate counselling and safe shelter to victims of violence and provide valuable tools to them to begin a new life free from abuse,” Trowsse said. For more information, to register, donate or volunteer, phone Breker at 403-742-8281 or email jkbreker@ to or Trowsse by phone at 403-318-2321 or email tina.trowsse@


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UFA Small-town Hero contestant Mandeja Sargent (second from left) of Alix poses with Darlene Turner (left), Leah Simeniuk of the Alix Playground Society and UFA representative Lisa Dunn last Wednesday in Alix.

Alix mother finalist for small-town hero RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter

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Competitors vie for two trophies: — the Danielle Smith Inter-constituency Trophy — the Rick Strankman Cup • Two $5,000 hole-in-one prizes • Hospitality hole • Best-ball format • $50 per person for golf and supper • $20 for supper only (limited seating) • First-come, first-served • Start time is 2 p.m. • Open to all

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Mandeja Sargent, an Alix mother and strong supporter of fitness and children, was given a grand reception last week as she was introduced as one of 10 finalists for the third annual UFA Small-town Heroes contest. About 100 people gathered in Heritage Park last Wednesday morning as the UFA contest team celebrated the local contestant and urged residents to vote for her through this Friday’s deadline. The Alix Playground Society nominated Sargent. “I was pretty surprised — it is an honour to be put in the top 10 (provincially), and that people think you make that much difference in your community,” said Sargent, who is active at Alix-MAC School and other youth organizations. “As part of small-town community living, you have to be involved and take positions — otherwise, things don’t get done.”

Two grand prize-winners each receive $10,000 for a winning community project. Sargent is already assured of receiving $2,500 as one of the runnersup. That money goes toward a community project. “It will go to the playground society to help build two playgrounds at the school and one at Alix Lake,” said Sargent, co-chair of the society. Local organizers urge people to support Sargent in the contest online until this Friday, the last day of August. “Vote for Mandeja, often and only once a day,” Turner said. Alix Playground Society co-chair Darlene Turner compliment Sargent. “The needs of her family and community are far above her own, and her involvements show it,” stated the nomination. “As a farm wife, mother of three, and facilitator of early childhood literacy, her life is already busy, but she makes the time to help and give back to the community, without expectation of reward, and she inspires others to do the same.

“Mandeja has been instrumental in setting up the society, and raising funds for the Alix community playgrounds project. “Her dedication to the playground society also extends beyond this project, as their next planned tasks are to upgrade the baseball diamonds and basketball court. “She enthusiastically promotes health and wellness within the school and community through her involvement in parent council, Friends of Alix-MAC Society and hot-lunch program. As a fitness instructor, she has brought parent and tot exercise classes to our community; knowing that parents need to be. She is also active in minor hockey, dance and gymnastics (and) Santa’s Anonymous.” Grand prize-winners are judged on 70 per cent on impact to community and 30 per cent for votes received. From 65 nominations received, other finalists are from Rimbey, Olds, Champion, Okotoks, Chestermere, Devon, Smoky Lake, Falher and Teepee Creek.

Bashaw ready to stage WPCA run-off events Four days of chuckwagon races are on track for this Labour Day weekend in Bashaw. Racing goes Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday at 5:30 p.m. daily as riders from all over Alberta and Saskatchewan compete in the World Professional Chuckwagon Association run-off event. Drivers will vie for six open spots on next year’s WPCA racing tour. “It’s a fun event for the whole family and people of all ages,” said Linda

Weins, the treasurer of the Bashaw and District Agricultural Society. Local rider Jason Johnstone is expected to be among the top contenders, with challenges from the likes of Mike Vigen, Cliff Cunningham, Troy Flad, Brian Mayan and Vern Nolin. “A number of the allpro and Alberta smaller wagons and chariots will run before the WPCA wagons,” Weins said. “Come enjoy the races, bring the family and friends, and bet a loonie with the person sitting next

to you, as you see who will be the winner.” Children accompanied by their parents are admitted free of charge, and a free draw will be won at Sunday’s races. Meanwhile, Western Financial Group in Bashaw has announced plans for a Friday barbecue to give town residents and visitors a chance to meet some of the up-and-coming chuckwagon drivers. The barbecue doubles as fundraiser for the Bashaw Youth Foundation and Centre. The $3 meal charge will be donated to

the youth centre, said Margaret Williams, managing partner of the Bashaw office of Western Financial Group. “Say hello to our staff, meet the racers, grab a cupcake and a hotdog, and support a really great cause,” Williams said. “We’ve noticed how the youth centre is always doing things for the local kids, and some of our staff members have relatives that participate there. We’re happy to be able to welcome the racers to Bashaw by supporting such an excellent community organization.”



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Fines issued to rink thief RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter A man who stole about $200 from a vehicle outside the Stettler Recreation Centre last November will have to pay more than $1,200 in fines for various charges of theft. Jason Havixbeck, 39, was fined a total of $1,200 in Stettler Provincial Court last Thursday through closedcircuit television. He was fined $200 each for theft under $5,000 when he stole a set of car keys from a change room in the arena on Nov. 24, 2011, and for stealing $210 cash from a vehicle, and for two counts of possessing stolen property — a cellphone and an Ipod. The total also includes a fine for possessing three grams of marijuana. Ordered to pay restitution for the stolen money, he was also placed on six months’ probation. “It was a drug issue,” Havixbeck admitted to Judge E. D. Riemer. “I just want to change my life around.” Among other people sentenced last week in Stettler were: — Caolan Jubeen Crittall, 23, of Drumheller, was fined $550 for driving 182 kilometres per hour in a 100-kilometre zone on Highway 56. “Crown believes it is a very dangerous speed,” said Crown Prosecutor Murray McPherson. — Mathew James Voros was fined $1,200 for driving a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content exceeding .80 milligrams in Bonnyville last June 2. “It’s significantly over the legal limit,” said Judge Riemer. Also given the mandatory driving suspension of one year, the accused admitted his guilt to the first offence on his criminal record. “I was over the legal, I was impaired,” Voros said. David Bradley Bretz was fined $1,000 and suspended from driving for one year for “impaired care and control of a motor vehicle when he was stuck in a snow bank last Christmas Day. Jordan Lee of Stettler was handed a conditional discharge and placed on probation for 18 months for a charge of assault, after he admitted to assaulting his wife last year. “You have taken responsibility and taken remedial action to deal with your motivations,” Judge Riemer said to Lee. During the probation, Lee is prohibited from contact with his wife and consuming alcohol, while continuing to take counselling and treatment. — Kenneth MacPherson, 54, was given a suspended sentence for one count of assault on his wife in Stettler on July 12. He was also placed on probation for 18 months, prohibited from using alcohol, and directed to take counselling. The court heard that MacPherson and his wife were arguing over Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races they were watching on TV last month, and he slapped her across on the face.

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Lauweryssen ropes in $11,250 jackpot JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor Two weeks after his 19th birthday, Benjamin Lauweryssen earned a gift that’s worth thousands of dollars. The Big Valley teenager was half of the champion team that won more than $22,000 in the Sundre Super Six team-roping championship this month at Olds. Lauweryssen and his partner, Shelby Boisjoli of Strathmore, each took home about $11,250 as the top entry in the 15th annual event. Lauweryssen also received a commemorative saddle that’s valued at about $2,000. “I won $6,000 once, a few years ago, but never this much money,” he said. “I have been in (the Sundre Super Six) before, but this is the first time I’ve won it. “It’s a pretty big roping event. There were probably 1,000 teams entered throughout the whole weekend.” Lauweryssen, who graduated this spring from the Alberta High School Rodeo Association ranks, teamed up with a current high school competitor in the 14-year-old Boisjoli. “She asked me to rope, so we got entered up and way we went,” he said. “Her older sister and my sister (Jayne) are pretty good friends.” The Lauweryssen-Boisjoli entry proved to be a winning tandem against a deep talent pool of ropers. Although they finished in style, they didn’t immediately know that they were champions. “I didn’t even know I won until one of my friends told me,” said

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Big Valley cowboy Benjamin Lauweryssen, with his horse, Gunner, shows off the champion saddle he won at the 15th annual Sundre Super Six team-roping championship in Olds. Lauweryssen, 19, teamed up with Shelby Boisjoli of Strathmore to win the $22,000-plus top prize. Lauweryssen, who received the news from Stettler cowboy Connor McComish. “I was unbootin’ my horse — bunsaddling my horse — at the time. “There was a short-go at the end of the day … it would go from the longest runs to the faster ones, and we were third last, and then the two teams ahead of us didn’t do any good, so then we got (the golden finish).

We were pretty good on our last steer.” Lauweryssen capped his solid school career last month when he competed in the Canadian high school finals at Virden, Man., along with partner Riley Chalack of Carstairs. It’s been a steady ride for Lauweryssen, who’s known for his laid-back personality, much like his horse, Gunner, a two-time winner of the high school

heel horse of the year in District 2. That approach served him well in Olds. “Stay focused and confident and don’t get too pressured up,” he said. “Just stay relaxed and that kind of stuff. “I’m usually pretty relaxed.” He also had a worthy partner in the up-andcoming Boisjoli, who won a truck in an earlier

competition. Lauweryssen’s big win came on the eve of his sister Jayne’s departure for college in Sheridan, Wy., where her rodeo teammates include fellow Big Valley resident Zeke Thurston. Lauweryssen works full-time in Trochu for John Deere in an apprenticeship for his agricultural technician studies at Olds College. He’s headed to school in January.

He went to the bank the day after his Olds windfall to invest his winnings in a savings account. Last week, he bought a new car, a Chevrolet Cruze. Lauweryssen’s youngest sister, Anna, is carrying on the family rodeo tradition at the school level. She’s competing in the junior high circuit, which kicked off its District 2 season this past weekend in Stettler.

Saskatchewan bull-rider makes most of Halkirk visit JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor There was plenty of Gusto at the Halkirk Bull-arama last Saturday night. The man known as Dusty (Gusto) Lehmann of Mayfair, Sask., was the top cowboy in the 17th edition of Halkirk’s annual end-ofsummer showcase. The 24-year-old Lehmann won the bull-riding main event and also took home the saddle as the overall champion cowboy. “It was a doubleheader in the bull-riding, so I won the first one, which got my confidence up a little bit,” he said. “And I drew a pretty good bull in the second round and ended up winning it, too. “And then, I just had to wait to see what the broncriders’ luck was going to be, because they could also win the saddle on their average, too. It was still a crapshoot for the saddle.” Lehmann, whose day job is a rancher in Central Butte, Sask., won $893.78 as the bull-riding champion. He was the lone rider in the nine-man field who posted a score in both rounds, for a

combined total of 156. The runner-up, Jesse Lawrence of Kennedy, Sask., earned $739.68, while third-place finisher Kory Ginnis of Grenfell, Sask., took home $585.58. Lehmann, Lawrence and Ginnis each picked up an additional $287.65 for their share of the $862.96 ground money. “You always go in wanting to win,” said Lehmann, who began riding steers when he was 12 and bulls when he was 16. “I was actually pro-rodeoing all summer, and then I’ve come back this fall to CCA (Canadian Cowboys’ Association) to see if I could make the finals. So I’ve just started entering (CCA events) and came here and was successful.” Halkirk has been a popular stop for Lehmann for years. “This year was the first year it was a CCA (event),” he said. “And, man, it was really good. But I’ve also been here with other associations. Over the years, they’ve always had a saddle (prize) and stuff, so I’m glad to come. See ‘Lehmann’ on Page B2

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Bull-rider Dusty (Gusto) Lehmann of Mayfair, Sask., won the saddle as the overall champion cowboy Saturday night at the 17th annual Halkirk bull-a-rama. He rode two bulls and earned $1,181.43 on the night.

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Lehmann posts best score overall Continued from Page B1 “Bringing in the bronc riders and everything, it’s just a little better for the spectators — something different.” Mark O’Dempsey of Mayerthorpe won the 17-man saddle-bronc competition, earning $485.56 with a two-round score of 152. Second-place finisher Mark Elder of Red Deer netted $401.86 with a combined score of 147. Big Valley cowboy Wyatt Thurston took home $318.14 for placing third. His two-round mark was 143. The three finalists each gained $156.28 more in ground money. O’Dempsey ($334.88), Elder ($251.16) and Thurston ($167.44) finished in that order in the short-go, where they each received an additional $27.90 in ground money. Young gun Dillon Barkshire of Delburne pocketed $485.56 for winning the long-go. Elder and Connor Reinhart earned $360 each for second-place honours, while O’Dempsey, Thurston and Cole Neely each netted $156.28 for their thirdplace finishes. Lehmann, the man with the best score on the night, headed home about $1,181.43 richer. “I’ll just keep entering rodeos, just invest it back,” said Lehmann, who drove about six hours Saturday to compete in Halkirk. “As long as you make enough to pay for gas and food, it’s all worth it. Bullriders have the luxury — or roughstock guys, anyway — to travel with a bunch of (other) guys and split the gas money up.” It was a profitable night for O’Dempsey, who took home $1,160.90. Close to home, Big Valley’s Thurston picked up $826.04 overall.



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LEFT: Ted Nibourg joins the fun Saturday night as a participant in the minichuckwagon races at the Halkirk Bull-a-rama. BELOW: Big Valley cowboy Wyatt Thurston entertains the crowd during the saddle-bronc finals Saturday night in Halkirk.

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Halkirk Hall, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. play starts. Hope to see you there!

Garage Sales Stettler GARAGE SALE, 6408-42 Ave., Thursday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. Misc household, nick nacks, tools and some furniture. All items priced to go.

309-3300 1-877-223-3311

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.

~The Bosma Family

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.

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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


Look for your name in the Classifieds (stating you’re a winner) and come to the Stettler Independent to claim your prize, compliments of KFC! Coming Events


Bridal Shower What’s Happening #50 - # 70

Arts & Crafts Shows ..................50 Class Registrations....................51 Coming Events ..........................52 Lost ............................................54 Found ........................................56 Companions ..............................58 Personals...................................60 Bingos........................................64 Fitness & Sports ........................66 Happy Ads .................................70

will be held for

Romi Schulze Bride Elect of

Jeff Potter Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 1:30 p.m. Canalta Hotel

Coming Events



Ponoka Publication date: WED. SEPT. 5 Deadline is: Thur. August 30 at 5 p.m.

In loving memory of BRYCE JAMES BOSMA 1987-2007

Tell Everyone with a Classified Announcement

STAMP COLLECTORS Show Sale. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 700 Centre St. SE, Calgary, August 31 - September 2, 2012. Free admission. Information at website:



Welcomes all children to our 2012-13 childrens church program beginning Sept. 9, 2012 at 10 am. Looking forward to a great year of faith, friends and fun. For more info please call 403-742-2149



In loving memory of MAUREEN HAMILTON Aug. 10, 1917 - Sept. 2, 2011

ST. GEORGE’S Anglican Church

Stettler Minor Hockey Association



now! Coming Events


First Stettler Scouts Registration Night! September 6th, 2012 6:30 - 7:30 pm Scout Hall


5002-47 Street (Rear Entrance)

Girl Greatness

For more information, contact Donna at 403-742-1038 or visit us on facebook at First Stettler Scouts. We will also be at the Town of Stettler Registration nights August 28th and 29th for more information and to answer your questions.

Annual Stettler Flying Club’s


Get a 6 PACK What’s in it?

Coming Events


You’re Invited To the Health Emergency Line Program

ANNUAL MEETING to be held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 At Noon in the F.C.S.S. Office (4720 – 50th Street) Everyone welcome!

Your ad in 6 community papers


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Starts Here!

Enjoy camps, crafts, songs, games, service projects and field trips. Sparks: 5 and 6 years old Pathfinders: 12-14 years old Brownies: 7 to 8 years old Rangers 15-17 years old Guides: 9 to 11 years old Trex (outdoor pursuits): 12-17 yrs. old Have fun as a leader! Training and support provided! Meet amazing local women!

Join us!


RAIN OR SHINE Labour Day Monday, September 3, 2012 at the Stettler Town & County Airport from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

ADMISSION: 12 yrs to 100 yrs ~ $7.00 • 6 yrs through 11 yrs ~ $3.00 Under 6 and over 100 ~ FREE! (if accompanied by a parent)

Public flights by Camrose Flight School $30 per seat for 10 to 15 minute flight

Admission includes a delicious “all you can eat breakfast”, lots of interesting aircraft, remote controlled airplane display, plus antique vehicles display.

EVERYONE WELCOME! Call 403 742-6104 or e-mail s for more info.


Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

+ A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner!

Employment #700 - #920


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JOB HUNTING? Read the Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311.



Bridal Registry Skye Shaw & Brooke Knapp Desmond Hymers & Michelle Strome Zane Sitko & Alyssa MacDonell

Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Oct. 6

Gift Certificates available at

WELLS 403-742-3223


wish kitchen & gift Bridal Registry Linda Alder & John Evans Erin Pfeiffer & Dustin Stauffer Romi Schulze & Jeff Potter Alyssa MacDonell & Zane Sitko Ashley Scheifele & Ryder Smith Stacey Chick & Darcy Erion Megan Huskinson & Devin Haley Jenna Co¿eld & Andrew Wiart Amber Lachance & Brad Hoogenberg

Sept 8 Sept 22 Sept 29 Oct 6 Oct 13 Oct 20 Nov 10 Nov 10 Dec 11

View registries online

Main Street, Stettler


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@ or fax 403-244-0079.



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 * No Phone Inquiries Please




755 Oilfield

Farm Work

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 or Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #62419 on resume




Valve Technician/ Shop Assistants

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.

TANKMASTER RENTALS requires experienced Class 1 bed truck/winch Duties include but not truck operators. Competilimited to the following: tive wages and benefits. • Assembling and repairing or fax 403-340-8818 control valves/frac heads • Calibration, testing & troubleshooting of valves as well as measurement & valve related instruments • Disassembly, cleanup and evaluation of parts • Signing & documenting date compliance sheets • Pressure testing processes TANKMASTER RENTALS with experience, will train requires experienced • Forklift experience/ loadClass 3 Vac Truck Operaer experience, will train tors for Central Alberta. • Must be 18 years of Competitive wages and age or older to apply benefits. • Must supply driver’s abstract or fax 403-340-8818 BENEFITS:

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WELLHEAD ISOLATION SERVICE 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 • • • •

Exc. monthly guarantee Exc. job bonus Northern Allowance Program Excellent Benefit Plan and Travel Expenses. Retirement Plan Lucrative Safety Bonus Christmas bonus

• • Excellent hourly wage • Lucrative Safety Bonus and Christmas bonus Fax or email your resume is currently taking resumes • Excellent benefit plan and driver’s abstract to: for experienced • Retirement plan Fax: (403) 347-3406 Assistant Operators. Email: l.enzie@ Must have all valid tickets. Fax or email your resume Email resume to: and driver’s abstract to: or drop by 239-37428 or Fax: (403) 347-3406 RR273 Red Deer County fax to: 403-346-9420 Email: l.enzie@ T4E 0A1 or drop by #239-37428 RR273 Clearview Industrial, Red Deer County

ZUBAR Production • • Services

FOR fast results: Classified Want Ads. Phone 1-877223-3311. Restaurant/ Hotel


Drop off resumes to: 4617 - 59 St., Hwy. 12 Stettler Sales & Distributors



Stettler Independent Advertising Department

As a full-time advertising sales representative, you would provide advertising solutions for clients, maintain existing accounts and generate new business. The ideal candidate has sales experience and strong customer-service skills. Computer and administrative skills are also considered assets. The Stettler Independent


cedures as outlined in our Quality Control Policies and Manual. Candidate must Please fax resume to 403-742-0241 or have the following skills; a high level of attention to detail, knowledgeable and emailControl to experience in Quality regulations, guidelines and industry standards. DropResumes off resumes to 4701 42 St., Stettler are accepted by fax- 403-742-0241, e-mail, person atPLEASE. 4701 - 42 Street, Stettler, AB NO PHONEinCALLS

Service Rig Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. is seeking qualified candidates to fill Floorhand, Derrickhand and Driller positions. These positions are locally based. Applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary & benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax: 403-258-3197 Or mail to: Ste. 5309, 333 - 96 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T3K 0S3


We are currently taking applications for an

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN An eligible candidate will:


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@

QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS NEEDED True Power Electric Requires Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599


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

CASE IH EQUIPMENT DEALERSHIP in Coronation and Stettler, Alberta is now accepting applications to fill our

Apprenticeship & Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic with AG experience positions. We offer year round employment, competitive salary, excellent benefits & a positive friendly team oriented environment. Send your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Rob Deagle Box 1510 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax 403-742-5626 Email:

880 Help Wanted Full/ Part Time Counter Person Will Train

Ice Maker/ Club Manager

Party Maxx Help Wanted


• WELDERS • LABOURERS • PIPEFITTERS Quality Control Manager QC Managers are responsible for overseeing and enforcing quality control pro• SUBCONTRACT CREW TRUCK OPERATORS


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@ Fax 780-488-3002.


For a complete job description, contact Rick Doell at rwdoell Phone 403-741-6999

Join the professional team at the Stettler Independent, one of Stettler’s longest-serving and trustworthy businesses. Each week, we deliver the news and advertising content that generations of central Albertans have relied on at home and away.

is currently accepting resumes for is currently accepting the following positions: applications for:



Is now hiring for:

The Stettler Curling Club is seeking interested applicants for the dual role of ice maker and club manager for the 2012-2013 season. Contract is from mid October to mid April.

4810—50 St. P.O. Box 310 Stettler, AB TOC 2L0

CJ Enterprises



Boundary Technical Group Inc.


BYRON SMITH FORD in Strathmore is looking for motivated sales professionals wanting to earn $100K/year. Salary while training. 21 years in business. Call 403-934-2100.


Apply In Person With Resume 4601 59 St. Stettler

Please apply with your resume and references in person or by mail or fax to: Village of Big Valley, PO Box 236, Big Valley, AB T0J 0G0.


Sales & Distributors


Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Administrator will perform the duties and functions assigned by legislation and Council. For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact the Village Office. This maternity leave position is to be filled immediately. Salary commensurate with experience.




Employment Opportunity Administrator, Village of Big Valley

Phone (403) 876-2269 Fax (403) 876-2333


OTHERSIDE RESTAURANT is looking for a F/T WAITRESS and EXP. BAR SERVER . Please apply in person with pro-serve certificate.

Misc. Help



Restaurant/ Hotel

have a general understanding of accounting principles and procedures; consistently meet deadlines while ensuring a high attention to detail and accuracy; have excellent organizational ability, data entry skills, computer knowledge; and, be able to interact effectively with others and work as part of a team. Closing Date: Friday, September 7

Please email your resume to or fax to 403-742-3656

Truckers/ Drivers


Employment Opportunity CRUDE SERVICES INC. is now hiring

Class 1 Drivers

to transport dangerous goods. Please fax resumes to 403-742-4181, email to job or call the office at 403-742-4189.

Doug’s Tank Truck Service EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Hot Oil Operator/ Tank Truck Driver - Class 1 or 3 Pressure Truck Operator

Full/Part Time • Floor Merchandiser • Front End Customer Service Duties include: • Stock • Freight • Customer Service • Computer Entry Computer skills an asset

Call 403-741-7864 for interview time or drop resume at store 5018 - 50 Street, Stettler

Cashiers & Grocery Clerks Needed • Serious Applicants only Please apply with resume in person to Jody at 5101 - 47 Ave., Stettler or fax to 403-742-9189.


Score Projects is a new and fast growing company located in Stettler, AB. We are looking to fill positions for: B Pressure Welders Experienced Apprentices Structural Welders CNC Plasma Operator

All oilfield tickets & driver’s abstract required. Will train right individual.

Prefer welders with piping fabrication, vessel and skid experience.

Fax resume & references to 403-742-0303 or email

Please send resume to Or fax to 1-888-317-7460

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Misc. Help





Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: • Industrial Painters • Sandblasters • Welders (Journeyman

or Apprentice) at our Manufacturing Facility located at 4102 - 44 Avenue, Stettler, AB

Willing to train if candidate has related basic skills or experience. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, or an excellent benefit package. Please forward resume to or Fax 403 742-1905.

A not for profit national company requires an individual for a

Mobile Field Representative (MFR) contract position. This will be a full time position for the East Central area of Alberta working mostly out of the Ag Info Centre in Stettler. The skill set required would include a background in the agricultural sector and/ or a diploma in a related field, excellent public relation/presentation skills, and a minimum of 2 years customer service experience as well as intermediate computer knowledge. The successful candidate will be working closely with the staff at the Ag Info Centre so being a team player is a must. The successful candidate must have a reliable vehicle as extensive travel may be required within the MFR’s designated territory. The ideal candidate would be a resident of the service area. Please email your resume with a covering letter to no later than 5 pm on September 7, 2012.

Thank you to all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Service Wise We Specialize

We are currently seeking applications for full-time positions of:

Labourers, Plumbers & Sheet Metal Workers Experience an asset but not mandatory. As a Merit Contractors Association Member, we offer a full beneÀt package and RRSP Contribution Plan including Employer RRSP Contributions. Drop off resumes in person to 4706 - 44 Avenue, Stettler.

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

Truckers/ Drivers

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

Business Opportunities


ALBERTA 2nd CALL Franchising Opportunities now available across Alberta. For information call 1-888-632-2122 or visit 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.



Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available!

New Holland dealer in Stettler is now accepting * GED Preparation applications for Agricultural Technicians or * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation Journeyman/Heavy Duty * Women in the Trades mechanics with ag experience. We offer year Academic Express round employment, hourly Adult Education & Training salary from $25 to $32.50 depending on 340-1930 qualifications, excellent benefits and a positive, friendly team oriented work environment. If you are P/T help needed for janitorial looking for a days and or eve/wknds. rewarding career with a $13.00 start please send successful growing resume to acncleaning@ organization, then forward grt your resume to: Bill’s Farm supplemental income! Supplies, Attn: Tracey, Box 1325, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, fax 403-742-1282, email to: Employment 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: Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959. QUALITY CONTROL PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: info@ Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online:

Truckers/ Drivers





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;

Career Planning


FAST TRACK your career in 22 weeks and become a Certified Health Care Aide. Phone 403-347-4233 or visit www. Classes begin September 11 at the Health Care Aide Academy downtown Red Deer. LEARN FROM HOME. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535;;

Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets SEEKING A CAREER in req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with the Community Newspaper business? Post your redrug and alcohol policy. sume for FREE right References Req’d. where the publishers are Exc. salary & benefits. looking. Visit: www.awFax resume to: 403-742-5376

Misc. for Sale



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.

Misc. Help

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

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



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; 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, RV’s, ATV’s, livestock equipment, lumber, lawn & garden, trees, tools & much more. See www. or call 1-800-371-6963. 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 780-990-4367. Foothills Equipment Liquidation Co. Ltd.

Building Supplies


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


In store from August 23rd to September 6th. Visit for details.

Automotive Technicians Family owned and operated for over 80 years, Our busy GM Dealership, located in the beautiful town of Rocky Mountain House, is now accepting applications for 2 experienced Automotive Technicians. We offer competitive wages, bonus & benefits and pension program. Edwards Garage is a great place to work and our modern shop is located at the Gateway to the Rocky Mountains which are close to Nordegg, Jasper and Banff. Outdoor activities ( fishing, quading, hunting & skiing) are all at your doorstep!! We are looking for 3rd & 4th Year Apprentices and Journeyman. Please email your resume to: or you can also fax it to 403-845-4661

JOB HUNTING? Read the Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311.

Household Furnishings


THIS WEEK’S EYE SPY WINNER IS Curt Peterson Please come into the Stettler Independent to claim your prize!

Hot Tubs & Accessories


NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Newly Patented! “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator. No mess: Effective year round eliminating bacterial growth, smell and slime. Inexpensive. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON;

Office Supplies



10 pkgs. of 500 sheets


Shop Stettler & Save! 403-742-2395


Agricultural #2000 - #2290 Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210

Farm Equipment

Licensed Operators Fully equipped with John Deere GPS system including mapping, auto steer, overlap control and boom height control.

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

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

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

Houses/ Duplexes


4 BDRM BI-LEVEL HOME, overlooking scenic Alix lake, detached dble. garage, new paint job, 2-1/2 baths ,bsmt. dev., $1100/mo., phone 403-304-0146. 403-747-3806 BRIGHT, beautiful, spacious house in Forestburg, AB. 1100 sq.ft, 2 bdrm., huge oak kitchen, hardwood & tile floors. High Eff. furnace. Att. 2 car garage. N/S, no pets. $1000 + utils. DD. same. Avail. Immed. Call Brad @ 780-220-9175 OLDER 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT IN STETTLER. Available immediately. References required. 403-742-6631


L A R G E One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005 FOR RENT now till May 1, 2013 one bedroom basement suite, laundry and utilities, non-smoker, no pets, no wild parties. Quiet person preferred. Three blocks from main street. Need do snow removal if needed. Reasonably price. Art, 403-742-1873, Stettler. LARGE 3 bdrm. main floor suite in house, utils. incld, n/s, no pets, ref’s req’d, avail. Sept. 1 1 403-742-2409


NEW One & Two bedroom condos in Stettler. Air conditioning. Free util. except. power, 3 appl. GLEANER L 3 combine incl. Barb 403-742-0759 1987 hydro green stripe, or 403-741-9325 field ready, Redekop chaff blower; straw chopper, melroe pick up, 2800 hrs Stores/ $12,000 obo Commercial Gleaner L2 combine, 1978 field ready, straw chopper, SHOPPING for new $4000 obo downtown office space? Phone 403-391-1604r Located on Mainstreet, Stettler, 3000 sq.ft. on lower level, plus 2 upstairs offices. Available in part or whole floor. Contact Horse/Stock Tracey 403-742-8327




HORSE and Stock trailer. Parts and repairs. Axles, brakes, drums, bearings, spring, rims, fenders, lights, and wiring. Pick up & delivery avail. HORSE SHOE TRAILER MFG. AND REPAIR. HALKIRK, ALBERTA 403-884-2173 403-430-0504

Seed Grain



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

Farm Equipment


For Rent #3000 - #3200


HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.

Buy a $20 President’s Choice® prepaid long distance calling card and automatically get $25 worth of talk time.

Farm Custom Work

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.

Grain, Feed Hay


Now Hiring…..



Storage Space



Household, furniture, business records, etc. Various sizes. Protected by security alarm and fenced and lighted perimeter. Owner: Reg and Darlene Hunter. (403)740-9283 or 403-742-3153.

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

1980 GMC V8 7000 tandem grain truck w/29,900 orig. kms, bucket seats, 18’ steel box w/Shur-lok roll tarp, truck very good cond., 403-883-2545

Farm Custom Work


Bale Hauling & Swathing For More Information Call Russell at 403-742-9762 Or if not available call Jeff at 403-323-0298

Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck

David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673

Wednesday, August 29, 2012




Advertisers in the showcase section maintain Real Estate offices in Stettler, are members of the Red Deer & District Real Estate Board Co-op Ltd., and all offer full multiple listing services.

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Affordable double wide mobile home to call your own featuring 3 bdrms, 2 baths, located in Emmerson Acres! Monthly lot rent applies. Call today for your viewing! #CA319745. $29,900.

Grass quarter with modern 4 bdrm, 3 bath home. 30’ x 48’ heated shop, 7 stall horse barn, park like yard. Pride of ownership lives here. Only 10 miles from Stettler! #CA314813.

Excellent home for Investors or First time Buyers! Buy to live in or buy to rent out, this home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, recent upbrades incl. exterior and main floor painting, garage exterior painting, some new floors, countertops, and basement windows! Call today before it’s too late. #CA0000595. $229,900.

To Be Moved. This immaculate 2006, 1216 sq. ft. mobile features 3 bdrms, 2 bath, open concept and bright spacious rooms. #CA321861. $78,900.

Desirable 2 storey home features 4 bdrms, 2 baths, open floor plan, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, oversized single garage with RV parking, attractive yard & close to schools. #CA319920. $224,900.

10.06 acres featuring a 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, with some recent upgrades, 2 shops, newer barn with power & box stalls, pasture area for some cattle or horses. Mature shelterbelt providing a good wind break. #CA0000654. $285,000.

“LAKEFRONT Cottage” at Rochon Sands features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, relaxing deck overlooking the bay, private outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, hardwood flooring and all new vinyl windows. Rest and Relaxation awaits you! #CA324054.

Here’s an Excellent home for Seniors! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, main floor laundry, attached single garage, enclosed sunroom, all in a quiet and friendly neighbourhood so close to downtown! #CA327171. $229,900.

Quarter Section only 1 1/2 miles from Stettler! Spacious 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 40’ x 60’ heated shop, 40’ x 100’ shop, open front sheds, detached garage, mixed farmland. Lease revenue. Excellent for the mechanic or welder! #CA321630.

Spectacular Lakefront! 2 storey home at Braseth Beach. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, large ensuite with jet ed tub, A/C, fully dev. walk-out bsmt, enclosed windless screen, hot tub, gas fireplace on deck and so many more features! A home to be truly proud of! #CA326463.

YEAR ROUND! Buffalo Sands. 2 bdrm furnished cottage, open concept floor plan, sun kitchen, loft bdrm and air conditioning. Boat slip included. #CA309012. $289,000.

Ph. 403-742-4424 Fran Snowden

4908 - 51 Street

Karen Cannady


3.04 ACRES with very well cared for 3 bdrm mobile. Many recent upgrades. Horse shelter, shed, double detached garage and much more. $299,000

NICE FAMILY HOME with 5 bdrms/3 baths. Nice large kitchen with oak cabinets. Basement recently redone with new flooring and paint. Double detached garage. Worth a Look @ $239,900

GREAT STARTER HOME! Cozy 2 bdrm bungalow with newer wiring, plumbing and furnace. Nice fenced yard with a garden spot and single garage with workshop area. ONLY $139,000

LIKE NEW HOME! Totally renovated 4 bdrm 1 1/2 storey home. Nice, bright kitchen with white cabinets and main floor laundry. 2 tiered deck and fenced yard. $228,800

VERY AFFORDABLE 3 bdrm mobile on its own lot. Great place to start or this would be an ideal investment opportunity. All appliances are included. ONLY $96,000

3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW with many beautiful features. Stunning hardwood, cabinets, counter tops and an impressive 5 pce ensuite in master bdrm. $389,900

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Lake Front Property - YEAR ROUND HOME! Quiet and private place to reflect, paint, read and enjoy the serenity this home offers. This 1 bedroom 1 bath home offers a gorgeous view of the lake from the studio room. The large lot extends up the hil providing a panoramic view where there’s a great spot to build your dream home. #CA324768.








Doug Roberts Broker/Owner

Jill Fisher Associate/Owner

Apryl Cassidy Manager/Owner

Brian Lynn Associate Broker

Norma Leslie Associate Broker

Garry Rushton Associate

Edna Stuart Associate Broker

Atie Turnbull Associate

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Wade Stormoen Associate

Ross Scheerschmidt Associate

CALL 403-742-3344 CALL 403-742-3344(24 (24hrs.) hrs.)



Beautiful home on large landscaped lot. With lake view in Alix. $339,000. Call Doug.

5 bdrm home on 52 x 130 lot. Only $249,000. Call Wade.







Very nice home @ Pelican Point. Landscaped yard with plenty of privacy. $382,500. Call Wade.

9.12 acres with a home 15 min all pavement south of Stettler. $495,000. Call Wade.

159 acres, with newer home, shop, and a beautiful view! $1,350,000. Call Garry.

This is a starter home with all the work done, just move in. $124,900. Call Jill.

1464 sq. ft. walk out at the lake. Can be purchased as a turn key. Call Brian for more details.







1700 sq. ft. home 2 blks from school 4 bdrms, well cared for and updated. $272,900. Call Doug.

4 bdrm immaculate home. Updated and upgraded. Fenced with RV pad. $359,000. Call Doug.

Ready to move in summer home at White Sands. Perfect price $209,000. Call Brian.

Heated garage, drive thru RV parking fully finished basement. $369,900. Call Wade.

Low maintenance home with large rear garage. $199,000. Call Garry.




Affordable home in Stettler. $75,000. Call Edna.

CA0000870 NEW

3 bdrm mobile on own lot in small friendly town. Priced to sell at $139,000.

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3 bdrm home, with 2 garages. $283,000. Call Edna.

Nice 4 bdrm bungalow, waiting for a new family. $335,900. Call Jill.


Kyle Ramstad Associate

Nicely maintained home, in small community. Large lot. $133,000. Call Atie.

2 acreages ready for your new home. $119,000 each. Call Brian.

88 acres (3 miles) north of Stettler. $214,900. Call Brian.

Upgraded mobile on rented lot. $39,999. Call Edna.

3 bdrm, 4 level split plenty of room for the family. $269,000. Call Jill.

Year round home at White Sands. Private nicely treed. Close to water. Affordable home at the lake! $279,900. Call Wade/Ross.



3.82 acres with home and outbuildings.Near Big Valley. $250,000. Call Wade.

Newer mobile on large lot in quiet community of Halkirk. $89,000. Call Doug.

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Condos/ Townhouses




1,344 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW, 10.5 acres, 3 miles from Stettler, 2+3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, oak hardwood floors, built-in vac, vaulted ceiling and enormous Trex deck. In floor heat in finished basement. Brand new oversized 2 STOREY TOWNHOUSE insulated and drywalled 4 SALE garage, 40x60 shop and 32 - 269 Inglewood Dr. garden shed. All are on 4 bdrm, 2.5 Bathroom concrete slab. All set up for To view call horses with insulated barn 403-795-5421 with 2 boxstalls, stock Asking $263,900 water and sand riding arena & smooth wire fence. Excellent water well. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS & $545,000. find just what you’re looking Phone 403-740-6814 for. 1-877-223-3311


Manufactured Homes

Manufactured Homes

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

20’ X 76’ BLOWOUT! (3) pre-owned modular homes available from $74,900. and (4) Clearance SRI Homes available for immediate delivery! Call 1-800-461-7632 or

ALIX WALK-OUT 6.5 acres, 3 bdrm., 2 baths, $315,000. Wayne @ Sutton 403-318-9114

40X12’ MOBILE HOME, 2bdrm,. & porch, freshly painted, roof recoated, fridge stove, to be moved, $6000, 403-876-2700*eves

BEST VALUE in a New SRI 20’ X 76’ absolutely guaranteed! 2 ‘Promo’ plans - 3 & 4 bedroom. From $99,950 delivered/blocked/leveled. Free: Skirting package. Sept./Oct. delivery; 1-877-341-4422.


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JANDEL HOMES. 14 sold 46 remaining stock homes available for 2 week delivery. 16 models to choose from. Loaded with options, priced from $116,000. - $144,900;


Commercial Property


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

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





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4912 - 51 Street P.O. Box 460, Stettler, Alberta

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PRIVATE dayhome has opening for full-time child. Two spots left! Call Raelene at 403-742-8032.



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Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

Furnace Cleaning


Stettler Furnace Cleaning Qualified and Reputable



Stettler Professional Building 4819 51 Street


Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage


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Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B. 5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB Phone 403-742-2529


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Barristers and Solicitors Advocates

4912 - 51 Street Stettler, AB Open Mon. - Sat.

2401 Toronto Dominion Sq. Edmonton Centre Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z1 Telephone: 780-426-4660 Fax: 780-426-0982

Bus.: 403-742-2553 Res.: 403-742-0370

Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON

Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

Dr. E. LYNES Chiropractor

One block East of Scotia Bank


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;



TREE cutting and removal. Lower than competitive rates. 587-282-0598


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+).

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

Plumbing & Heating





403-742-3007 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;


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

Businesses For Sale


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.

Misc. Services





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



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Houses For Sale



5022-43 St., Stettler, new 2012 SRI, 1,280 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 5,200 sq. ft. lot for sale. $194,900 + GST

403-741-6624 Condos/ Townhouses

• Complete Plumbing & Heating Services • Commercial and Residential • Water Conditioning & Pumps • 24 Hour Service Service Wise - We Specialize





Yard Care



Parkland Place Condos 4808 - 45 Street

BRIAN HALLETT LAWN & GARDEN CARE Town & Country Big or Small ‌WE DO IT ALL! Phone: 403-742-5830 Cell: 403-742-9725


Own for Less -

Mortgage, Condo Fees and Taxes

UNDER $800/mo.

Tracey - 403-742-8327

Please leave a message if no answer

Cottages/Resort Property



COUNTRY LANE RV PARK Beautiful privately owned RV Park Heated Pool, Spa, Clubhouse SERVICED CLEAR TITLE LOTS

403-741-5970 Personal Services

Premium Package Grab it While it’s HOT


For All Your Painting Needs • Quality Work • Quality Paint • Drywall Repair



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

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Painters/ Decorators


Misc. Services

Misc. Services

HOME PHONE RECONNECT. Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone. Call to connect! 1-866-287-1348.

4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta

Landscaping ELECTRIC 2006 INC.

Robert de Vries


Johnson Connor Agencies

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

Phone 403-742-2869




“Serving Stettler & area for 37 yearsâ€? • Complete auto body repair & painting

Health Care

5�Continuous Eaves “Gutter Clean� Leaf Protection


Phone: 403-742-4437

LL. B.

403-742-5810 or FINISHING TOUCH 403-742-6443 EXTERIORS LTD.

Call Barry Harvey

Gary G. Grant

Lori R. Reule

Comprehensive eye Phone: 403-742-6612 health and vision exams Cell: 780-935-0540 Top quality frames, Email: lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management


Randy Long

(Beside A & W)

Certified General Accountants



“Your Service Specialists�

4607 - 59 St., Stettler


403-742-5520 403-882-3740 (Castor)



Thorogood Pinches 4814 - 49 Street, Stettler


Personal Services

Phone: 403-742-3399

• Residential • Commercial • Automotive Needs



• Residential & Commercial Windows & Doors • All your glass & screen needs Main St., Stettler Emergency 403-742-2665 403-742-3628


Lots For Sale

HEARTLAND Grant & de Vries ping & Barristers and Bookkee tration • LocksGLASS repinned & installed s i n Solicitors i m d • Windshields repaired A OfďŹ ce & installed 4910 - 51 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

• Carpet • Upholstry Cleaning Cleaning Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656


Glass Shops

Legal Services

Cottages/Resort Property

FACTORY direct golf cart business, fleet sales, parts and service. Full price, $55,000/$35,000 cash. Owner may carry balance. 587-364-0053

Business and Services Directory Business Services #1000 - #1430

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012

• Power Rake • Aerate • Lawns ~ cut & trimmed For personalized services call Lana Gross ~ 403-740-3595


Now from $25,000!!

(only $2,000 Deposit) Viewings must be pre-booked 2 days in advance by phoning

Toll Free: 1.888.913.2114

Misc. Services








Boats & Marine

5160 We Believe Yachting Should be Easier. 12345 Professionally managed shared yacht ownership



Wednesday, August 29, 2012




Public Notices

FORD F250 topper, fits short box, brand new bicycle with helmet, beach mechanics tool box, unit is Public Notice on castors, many shelves, #6000 large assortment of mechanics tools, Honda 6500 Public Notices ..................6010 g e n e r a t o r. M a y o t h e r Special Features ..............6050 items, too numerous to list. 780-910-4523 Brent.

Public Notices

2009 TOYOTA MATRIX, 4 DR., 4 cylinder, loaded, color light grey. Glass A-1, tires near new 68,000 kms., $14.500 780-352-6625 or 780-335-6340 2004 DHRYSLER Intrepid, 4 d r. , V 6 , g l a s s A - 1 , 217,000 kms. tires, near new, one owner, carefully cared for by senior, $4500, 780-352-6625 Doug or Olga.

Estate of

STANLEY CURTIS WHEATLEY also known as CURT WHEATLEY who died on July 24, 2012

1964 OLDSMOBILE hardtop, factory, 394 motor, 330 hp, fast, driven daily, $4900 with a new paint job o.b.o. 780-455-2573

Tires, Parts Acces.

If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by October 5, 2012 and provide details of your claim with LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor at Box 1630 4819–51 Street Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0


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




NOTICE To Creditors And Claimants


THE BIG VALLEY AG. SOCIETY is now accepting tenders for the position of

Arena Caretaker for the 2012-2013 season.

If you have a claim against the estate, you must file your claim by September 25, 2012 with

Interested applicants should submit their tenders to Box 7 Big Valley, AB T0J 0G0 by September 30, 2012.

Etta H. Kovalsky,

If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

For questions, please call 403-741-4110.

Public Notices

6010 RICHARD FROESE/Independent reporter

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

Community Support Services ADULTS/CHILDREN ANONYMOUS Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. For more info Kira & Ian FCSS, 403-742-2339


AL-ANON 403-742-0990



403-742-4263; 403-742-8122 or 403-742-4091


On or before August 29, 2012 the Development Officer for the Village of Alix approved the following application: Robert Creighton to construct a detached garage at: Lot 6, Block G, Plan 3412KS 4608 - 48 Street, Alix


BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS ORGANIZATION 403-742-5437 during business hours


Dated at Alix, Alberta this 29th day of August 2012. Development Officer, Village of Alix

(formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)

Appeals may be submitted to the Village Office, 4849 - 50 Street, Alix T0C 0B0 by September 15, 2012

CELIAC (Gluten Intolerance)

County of of Stettler Stettler No. County No. 6 6

6602 -- 44 44 Ave., Ave., Box Box 1270, 1270, 6602 Stettler, AB AB T0C Stettler, T0C2L0 2L0 Phone: 742-4441 Fax: Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 742-1277 403-742-1277



780-672-1035 Brenda 403-742-3067

COCAINE ANONYMOUS Pager toll-free (20 sec. response time) 1-403-357-6266

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-2337 (parents who have lost a child[ren])


Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications for discretionary uses in accordance with the County of Stettler No. 6 Land Use Bylaw No.1443-10 were approved by the Development Authority:




No: Legal Description: Rural Address; Applicant: Owner: Proposed Development:

DP 12079 Lot 14, Block 1, Plan 9924620 133, 40338 Hwy. 835 Tremmel Construction Inc. Elaine Skocdopole Addition (576 ft2) to an existing detached dwelling with a 25% variance to the west side yard setback (from 25 ft. to 18.75 ft.)

Any person claiming to be affected by such decision may appeal by giving notice in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, County of Stettler No. 6 not later than September 12, 2012. The notice must contain the reason for the appeal. Jacinta Donovan, Development Officer

403-742-6568 Hot Line 403-342-1444

STETTLER & AREA ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY (STABIS) For more information phone 403-742-6456

STETTLER & DISTRICT FOOD BANK SOCIETY Kathy Willis - 403-742-4567 Elaine Williams - 403-742-2745 4820 - 51 Street


Town of Stettler

RCMP office 403-742-3382




Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved.




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2665-2012 Lot 1, Block 15, Plan RN54A Municipal Address: 4820 - 49 Street Applicant: Denis St. Laurent Proposed Development: Addition & Renovation 2666-2012 Lot 3, Block 1, Plan 0525572 Municipal Address: 7302 - 48 Avenue Applicant: Terry Syson Proposed Development: Garage Addition





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The sun shone down on almost 200 people who attended the 82nd annual Decoration Day service at the Omega Cemetery on Sunday. It was extra emotional this year as the Legion marked the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Many of our “local boys” were held prisoners from 1942 until mid-1945. Descendents of those veterans were asked to stand and were given a round of applause in memory of their loved ones. The service concluded with the wreath laying and retiring of the colours. Coffee and donuts were served by the ladies of the Omega Circle, along with a commemorative cake from the Legion. The second annual pancake breakfast was well-attended, as people from Red Deer, Innisfail, Stettler and local communities attended at the Gadsby church building. A surprise 80th birthday party for Dorthea Nissen was held at Heritage Place. About 60 family and friends were in attendance, including Dorthea’s son Rob and Lorraine and grandson Derek (Jim Nissen’s son), who all flew in from Vancouver Island. Dorthea (Connon) Nissen is also from Black Creek on Vancouver Island. On Saturday, family and friends gathered at Rotary Park in Stettler for the wedding of Cody Connon and Kim Roy, followed by a reception and dance at the Stettler community hall. Kim also had relatives come from B.C. and Ontario. Cody is the oldest son of Darren and Pam Connon. Cody and Kim will make their home in Red Deer. About 250 family and friends were present for the wedding, reception and dance for

Jordan Hoopfer and Kelli Thorson last Saturday at the Randy and Shelly Lepard family farm near Nevis. Jordan is the youngest son of Dewey and Joanne Hoopfer. We wish both these couples all the best for their future. Westwoods will be busy this week, with a bridal shower for MaryBeth Baird on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Please bring lunch. Thursday marks the annual bench fair at Westwoods, where they will accept entries after 3 p.m., with judging at 5 p.m. There will be a lawnmower safety display and course at 5 p.m., while judging is going on. Lunch will also be provided. Kenny and Kayla Baird have returned from their honeymoon, where they travelled throughout the U.S. and to Niagara Falls. The Gadsby District Hobby Club’s next supper will be the Santa Day supper on Dec. 1. Anyone willing to take over the kitchen on a monthly basis would be welcomed, and suppers could then continue. Please contact Paulette at 403-574-2442 or Velvet at 403-574-0000. Bingos will resume in October.

Botha makes fall plans Another year of activities is starting to take shape. The first event happens right after this Labour Day weekend. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, starting at 11:30 a.m., all Botha seniors are invited to the Botha Senior Centre. The meeting starts out with a pot-luck lunch, so please bring something with you to share. Tuesday is also the first day of the new school year. Hopefully, all students and staff had an exciting summer break and are looking forward to another school year.

Friday, Sept. 14, the Old-time Dance Club starts again for another fun-filled season. The first band for this year will be the Peace Hill Country Ramblers, who are an exciting group. Dances start at 7:30 p.m., and they’re pot-luck dinners, so please bring something to share.

Bingo season begins Tuesday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:15 p.m. Bingo takes place every second Tuesday at the Botha Senior Centre. Birthday wishes go out to one great lady, Maranda Cowan, on Friday. Botha Quilting Club will resume Monday, Sept. 24, at 9:30 a.m. They encourage everyone to attend, even if you haven’t quilted before. Church services continue at 7 p.m. every Thursday for the month of September. Rev. Susan Bowyer is the celebrant. Everyone is welcome to join the worship.

Floats and Flicks showing soon The annual Erskine Floats and Flicks Night is set for Sept. 8, with a parade, barbecue, games and movies. The parade lines up at the school at 5:30 p.m., with the parade slated for 6 o’clock. Afterward, the Evangelical Free Church hosts its Good Neighbour barbecue. Games begin during the barbecue, and the first movie starts at dusk. Summer holidays officially end for Clearview students Tuesday, as they head back to school. Farmers are getting into the fields for the harvest. It’s sooner than last year. With the cold, wet summer of 2011, crops came off in late September and October. This year has had some hot days and the right amount of rain.

Happy anniversary to Mark and Jill Neitz on Aug. 29, Darrel and Marianne Baltimore on Sept. 3, and James and Lorianne Nibourg. Birthday wishes go out to Charlee Mappin on Aug. 29, Heath McKay on Aug. 30, Bill Standage on Aug. 31, and Bobbie Mappin on Aug. 31.

Watch out for children on streets By Darlene Tantrum Donalda & District Museum As we prepare for the school term, please be aware of the speed zones and the excited little ones heading back to school. Sometimes, they forget to watch for cars, so we must be extra careful. Harvest is in full swing and we’re hoping this great weather continues.

Mark upcoming events on your calendars. The drive-in movie showing of The Blind Side begins at dusk on Sept. 15 at the ski hill in the coulees. Come

early and hike the coulees. The concession will be open early. Birthday wishes go out to Chad Montgomery, Cheryl Charles, Joseph Broemeling, Claus Mueller, Lovema Dahl, Sheldon Donald, Joshua Martz, Sheryl Van Haga, Amber Standage, Janine Dalueg, Janet Bergstrom, Jared Berry, Trena Helfer-Thomas and Carl Nordahl.

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Full houses the norm for fun-filled weekend Happy 80th birthday greetings to Anne Neilson, who celebrated her special day with an open house at the Senior Centre on Sunday afternoon. Granddaughters Samantha and Amber were in charge of the guest book, while daughter Brenda from Langley, son, Mike from Burnaby and daughterin-law Cindy served coffee and birthday cake. Son Bert prepared a family birthday supper at the farm. Anne’s actual birthdate is Sept. 1. The rodeo grounds were crowded Saturday, despite the windy, cool weather, for the 17th annual bull-a-rama. The festivities began with the crowd-pleasing kids wild pony races, followed by the ladies calf scramble. Jillian Schaffner opened the program with the singing of O Canada, followed by a performance by the Ladies of the Heartland, which included two local girls, Rae-Anne Cordel and Alison Dahmer. The main event included both saddle-bronc riders and bull-riders. The crowd also enjoyed the halftime entertainment — mini-chucks with guest drivers Tony Nibourg and his brother Ted, the antics of Johnny D and his girlfriend, and our local rock band, Paper Bag Skirt. The campground was full, the food booth was very busy, as were the beer gardens, and the money pit kept the kids occupied. Dance music was supplied

by Tradesman and the fireworks made a spectacular ending to a great day. A pat on the back to the Elks and a whole army of volunteers who keep life in a small town very interesting. Many households had company at the weekend. Rick and Lisa Kent hosted friends Raffeal and Kodie from Edmonton, who came down to attend the bull-riding. Brian Kent from Camrose was also visiting with his cousins, Wyatt, Morgan and Mac while spending summer holidays with grandparents Dale and Melody. Kent and Evelyn Johnson have had lots of company. They went fishing at Canyon Creek with Evelyn’s brother Alec and Deanna Mont Briand from Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., last week. This weekend, Kent’s cousin Wes and Betty Rammel from Medicine Hat, came to Halkirk for the rodeo, and on Sunday they took grandson Forbes Morrison to the airport for his return home to Vancouver.

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Christine Brown of Marwayne leads her mini-chuckwagon team during the races at the 17th annual Halkirk Bull-a-rama on a relatively cool Saturday night.

Rumsey, Rowley members participate in 4-H exchanges A week ago Monday, volunteers met at St. Mary’s Health Care Centre in Trochu to host the regular monthly birthday party for those having birthdays this month. Dariel McNaughton and her group of neighbours served the most delicious zucchinni cake for everyone’s enjoyment. There were seven birthday folks this month — Bob Meston, Dick Vickery and Lou Frere from the lodge and from upstairs were Olive Breagan, Mary Chambers, Marie Kubinec and Audrey Smith. Bob Meston was not present, as he has been transferred to Stettler Nursing Home. His wife, Grace (Box), remains in Trochu for now. Ray Duft was there to play music and sing for everyone. Folks sure do enjoy the old-time music. They can be seen tapping their toes and moving their hands to the beat. The September birthday party hostess will be Marilyn Olmstead. As many of you folks know, the Olmsteads moved across the river to Trochu in early spring. Marilyn has kindly agreed to continue volunteering for the birthday parties of the month at St. Mary’s. The community, though sad to see them move from here, is comforted that they are not very far away. Thursday, neighbours from here visited the Olmsteads at their new home in Trochu and took them a gift of an engraved picture frame and a monetary gift for them to buy something else. Marilyn said that it’s a wonderful community here and a hard one to leave, but they are not far away so they plan to come back to social events. For anyone who would like to make note of Marilyn and Gerald Olmsteads’ telephone number in Trochu, it’s 403-914-2037. I’m finding more about the 4-H exchange visits. From July 10-19 of this summer, four members of the RumseyRowley 4-H Beef Club hosted members from Oxford County near Woodstock, Ont. Evan and Levi Hampton had guests, as well as Lowell and Quin Nelson. On Aug. 7, these four members travelled to Ontario to Oxford County to visit with these same members and their families. They landed in London, Ont., and then travelled to Oxford County, which is near Woodstock. Our members arrived back here Aug. 16. (Our children did the same 4-H exchange visits when they were of that age, and still keep in touch with their host families. When Ken went, they stayed at Wilbaux, Mont. Among the members who went at that time was Shirley “Hampton” Bremmer.

I think Ken was 12 years old then) . Finally caught up to Helen Steen and she revealed why she has been so busy. Leonard’s nephew, Gary and Jean Norton from Ashwall, England, have been visiting. While here, they took in many events, including some of the Byemoor ball tournament. (Why Byemoor things are so important to the Steen family is because Carolyn and John live in that area and are very active in the community there). Prior to getting to the Steen families in Rumsey area, the Nortons visited with Randy and Vi Steen and their families at Sparwood, B.C., and then flew back to England on the 23rd from the Calgary airport. Last Friday, we had the pleasure of meeting up with the “Singing Flecks” from Calgary. We met in Drumheller when they arrived to sing for the folks at Continuing Care at the hospital. After having our supper together, we went

Library students sign off after memorable summer By Carly McLeod and Travis Feddema After two months, the summer reading program is finished. We have had such an amazing summer here at the library, with so many memories and friends made. We managed to exceed our reading goal with a grand total of 16,140 minutes. Keep up the good work.

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with them to the Sunshine Lodge, where they entertained everyone begining at 6 p.m. These folks are our friends from the city and for anyone who would remember way back to our 50th wedding anniversay that we celebrated in the Rumsey community hall, Fred and Muriel Fleck entertained on Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning prior to breakfast. It’s always nice to reminisce. While visiting at Sunshine Lodge, we came across the newest resident there. Irene Duncan has moved into the lodge and is thoroughly enjoying the new surroundings. Congratulations. The crops are turning colour all around and some folks are combining peas. I haven’t heard any comment about the yield as yet. It seems it’s always time to do the swathing when it’s the week of the annual garden show in Rumsey. This year, the date is today. Sunday, Aug. 26, Ernie and I travelled to Blackfalds to visit. I stayed there with Linda and Earl for the day and our oldest daughter, Charlene, and her dad went to Edmonton to visit Ernie’s brother, Russell, who is a patient in hospital there. Everyone had a good day and it was nice to spend the time with family. Don’t forget to take in the annual flower show in Rumsey today to view the exhibits and enjoy the supper. This is the 68th annual show.

We decided to share with you our favourite memories from the summer. Enjoy! Travis: One of the funniest things this summer happened way back in June. We were driving to summer reading program workshop in Lacombe and Carly kept commenting on how many cows there were. I guess cows are a rarity for Ontarians. We drove past a field with some American Paint horses grazing and Carly exclaimed with confidence, “COWS!” Lindsey and I burst out laughing — Carly had just confused an American Paint horse for a Holstein cow. At that point, we knew we had to teach this city slicker the ropes. One of the cutest and funniest things about our program was the stories the kids shared with us. In our last Rochon Sands program, there was this little boy who wanted to tell us about the crazy storm we had the previous night. He told me that, “the tomato came last night when I was sweeping.” Thankfully, the boy’s sisters translated the phrase to “the tornado came last night when I was sleeping.: Carly: For the record, my horse-cow confusion happened at 7 a.m. — it was really early. Now, I can proudly say that I know the different breeds of cattle. I have so many amazing memories from this summer — I went to my first rodeo, visited the Calgary Stampede, and even made my way to the mountains. I remember on my first day, I was welcomed into the library family with the infamous Bloke’s Bakery treat — The Cream John. It took me five minutes to figure out what everyone was calling the delicious treat and now it has become a

staple in my diet. Someone might have to courier me over a box or two when I am back at home. Another highlight would have to be when we ordered brandnew markers for the program. Nothing makes me happier than a giant box of 200-plus markers. I was practically hyper-ventilating, so shiny, so new. The staff and program participants at the Stettler Public Library have become my Western family. You have a wonderful group of people here who made this City Dog, a Country Frog. It has been an amazing summer and one that I will always remember. I am going to miss the open prairie skies. I am going to miss this beautiful library. I am going to miss y’all. My favourite part of the teen program would have to be Thursday book discussion. My list of books to read has grown exponentially. Also, Teen Game Night brought lots of laughs. I managed to get everyone hooked on Uno. I have become a little bit obsessed after learning how to play only a few weeks ago. Thank-you, Lindsey and Travis. This will be the last newspaper article written by the summer staff. Travis will be heading back to university to finish his last year in his education degree. Carly will be going back to Ontario to continue studying in the library and information field. Alberta has had quite the impression and it will not be surprising if Carly comes back soon. We want to wish all of the kids who came to our

programs to have a wonderful new school year. Just think, maybe Travis will be teaching you in the next few years. Be sure to keep reading and being awesome. Do not forget to come back to the library, as we have events all year round. Library events Reader’s Circle and Brain Candy Book Clubs are gearing up to start again in September. Brain Candy Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7:30 p.m. and will discuss Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. Readers’ Circle will meet on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and will discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Stop by the library and pick up copy your today. Read and Rhyme starts again on a regular basis after the long weekend — Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 7. Spine Crackers will meet again on Sept. 11 and their new book is Withering Tights by Louise Rennison. Copies available at the front desk. Join us on Sept. 12 to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday. The celebration of the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and many more will provide opportunities for fun, games and general wackiness. Alberta Culture Days is just around the corner again. And for Culture Days, the library would like to display some local art. If you paint, draw, take photographs or make other art that you would like to exhibit, please get in touch with the library (403-7422292) before Sept. 15. The library will host the Magic Carpet Ride on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 20.

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LES STULBERG/Independent reporter

It’s been a healthy growing season this summer, as the colourful plants decorating Endiang would indicate. Flower tubs are blooming all around the hamlet.

Endiang shows its true colours this summer The hamlet of Endiang is looking its finest this summer, with an abundance of flower tubs blooming profusely around town and green grass neatly trimmed. If there was a National Hamlets in Bloom contest, Endiang would surely do well in that competition. Hats off to those who keep the hamlet looking so nice. Congratulations to a former Endiang resident, Darla (nee Johnson) Borrowman, on her graduation Thursday from the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School at St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., located south of Montreal. Darla spent the past three months in Quebec, completing that part of her training. She plans to combine the military training with a nursing degree to eventually work as a nurse on a military base. Her husband, RCMP officer Eric Borrowman, along with her children Ben and Olivia of Sylvan Lake and parents Don and Blanche Johnson of Stettler, attended the graduation ceremony. They spent a few extra days in Montreal touring sites of interest. Also attending the ceremony was a longtime friend of Darla’s, also formerly from Endiang, Lindsay (nee

Tucker) Bowness, now of Kingston, Ont. There were a couple of weddings of local interest on the weekend. We send congratulations to the newlyweds. Doris Schilling’s granddaughter was married Saturday in Calgary and several local members of the SchillingWalker family attended. Erica Steinwand and Andrew Kramer were married at Heritage Park in an outdoor ceremony, with the reception held at the historic Wainwright Hotel on the park. Erica is the daughter of Ewald and Rhonda (nee Schilling) Steinwand of Castor.

Marilyne Boehlke and members of her family attended the wedding of Clayton Conners and his bride Bonnie on Saturday. The wedding was held in the yard of the groom’s mother, Linda (nee Smith) Conners, near Duchess. The Endiang district had visitors on Friday in search of their roots. Elsie Wilson of Leduc and her daughter Fay Wilson of Calgary were looking for the original homestead of Elsie’s father, Bill Osbourne. The Osbourne brothers, Bill and Bob, had homesteaded east of Endiang on land near Sullivan Lake in the early years. Les and Rosemary Stulberg attended a performance of Jersey Boys in Edmonton on Saturday. It was an excellent production, with a former Stettler resident, Michael Lomenda, in the cast. On the weekend, Les and Rosemary also helped son Travis Stulberg move from Beaumont back to Stettler, where he has gained employment. Thought for the day — Why is it when someone tells you there are one billion stars in the universe you believe them, but if they tell you a wall has wet paint, you have to touch it to be sure.




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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 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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Stettler Independent, August 29, 2012  

August 29, 2012 edition of the Stettler Independent