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Lougheed remembered as ‘progressive thinker’ LES STULBERG Independent reporter Local reaction to Peter Lougheed’s death mirrors that of elsewhere in Alberta and across Canada. Tributes have poured in since Alberta’s 10th premier died last Thursday at the Calgary hospital that bears his name. He was 84. Stettler area residents Jack Hayden, a former DrumhellerStettler MLA, and Jean MacDonald, co-owner of Ole MacDonald’s Resort, remembered Lougheed as a kind man and a visionary. It was a sentiment heard nationally in the past week. “Peter Lougheed was quite simply one of the most remarkable Canadians of his generation,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement. Lougheed, a Calgary-born lawyer and the Alberta premier from 1971 to 1985, leaves behind a profound record of achievement and influence on public policy. In June, the Institute for Research and Public Policy

named Lougheed as Canada’s greatest premier in the past 40 years. He married Jeanne Rogers of Forestburg in 1952 and they raised a family of four children. Her influence is credited with raising the profile of arts and culture in the province. Hayden said he had the opportunity to meet with Lougheed in Drumheller two years ago for the 25th anniversary of the Royal Tyrrell Museum. “We lost someone very important,” Hayden said. “He was an amazing guy, such a progressive thinker — a real visionary.” Hayden said Lougheed and his government received criticism at the time for spending that much money on a museum — in Drumheller, nonetheless. “Today, the museum is the third most-known tourist destination in Alberta, only behind Banff and Jasper,” said the former tourism minister. The museum attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year and in 2010 welcomed its 10-millionth visitor. Hayden said Lougheed’s

PETER LOUGHEED influence paved the way for Albertans to enjoy the highest average income, lowest taxation and best health-care system in Canada today. “Although (Lougheed) has had many political accomplishments, what I remember most about him was his friendliness and his smile — he was so full of life,” Hayden said. MacDonald said she met

Lougheed multiple times when L sshe was active in provincial polittics and called him “positive and fforward-thinking.” “He was like a steamroller,” sshe recalled. “He got things done iin our province.” She said it was under L Lougheed’s direction that the sstabilization of Buffalo Lake ooccurred. Lougheed sent theneenvironment-minister Ralph Klein tto Buffalo Lake and MacDonald rremembers taking Klein on a boat ttour of the lake. “Before Lougheed, there was nno tourism ministry,” MacDonald ssaid. “Tourism was just stuck in with something else.” w She kept in touch with Lougheed after Don Getty took office and, in later years, the Lougheeds came to Buffalo Lake for a family reunion at the Getty House, which MacDonald owned at that time. “I got to know him and his family better that long weekend and will never forget what a wonderful and kind family man he was,” MacDonald said. Lougheed came from an established family with deep

political roots. His grandfather, Sir James Lougheed, was heavily involved in federal politics as a Conservative member. His father was a lawyer and, in 1952, Peter followed in his father’s footsteps in that profession. With politics in his blood, Lougheed became leader of the fledgling Progressive Conservative party in 1965, defeated the decades-old Social Credit party in 1971, and created a political dynasty that remains today. He was instrumental in laying the foundation for economic diversification that has made Alberta the economic driver of the nation today. Lougheed was a champion for Alberta — well-remembered for battling with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau over the National Energy Program, fighting for provincial rights in the Constitution and establishing the Heritage Trust Fund. He encouraged funding and research in extracting oil from the oilsands near Fort McMurray and developing Kananaskis Country, where a provincial park bears his name today.

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Grassroots hockey supplants NHL labour woes Stettler fans embrace WHL pre-season play JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor On the same night the NHL lockout began, hockey fans from central Alberta gathered in Stettler on Saturday to watch a major junior pre-season game. For the young fans in the Stettler Recreation Centre stands, it might just as well have been the NHL in town. In reality, it was the nearby Red Deer Rebels, who made their annual Stettler visit and lost 2-1 to the Medicine Hat Tigers in the final exhibition game for both Western Hockey League teams. “Hey, that’s (Mathew) Dumba over there, wearing the green tie,” one rink-rat said to another Saturday as Red Deer’s star defenceman watched from the sidelines, because of a minor injury suffered a few days earlier. “Yeah, it really is. He plays in the NHL.” Well, he’s on his way to the NHL, at least. The Minnesota Wild selected Dumba seventh overall in the NHL entry draft last spring. Labour unrest has derailed the NHL for the second time in eight seasons, and in many Canadian markets, junior hockey is poised to become the main event. For the estimated 850 fans who packed the Stettler Recreation Centre on Saturday, a taste of WHL action was seemingly enough of a hockey fix. “Sorry we couldn’t get you guys a W tonight,” Rebels forward Charles Inglis said as he signed autographs en route to the team bus. “That’s OK, as long as you had fun,” replied one of the minor hockey kids who were already up past their bedtime. There probably wasn’t much fun in the Rebels’ 0-6 pre-season performance, but the small-town sentiment from grassroots hockey fans spoke volumes against the

backdrop of another stalled NHL season. “It’s really awesome, because I dreamed to play in the WHL, and hopefully a lot of other kids here dream to play in the WHL,” said Rebels forward Turner Elson, a Calgary Flames’ prospect. “You’ve got to take it step by step. You can’t just dream to be in the NHL and be there. “It’s nice to see that these kids are coming out and supporting us, and wanting to be one of the Rebels, so it’s really good.” No one has to explain to Elson, 20, that hockey is a business. That reality hit home Saturday — a few hours before he boarded the bus for Stettler — when the Flames told Elson that his American Hockey League tryout with the Abbotsford Heat would have to wait. The imminent NHL lockout had caused a surplus of AHL-bound players, so young prospects like Elson were advised to stay with their junior teams. The St. Albert native begins his fourth WHL season Friday night when the Rebels host the Calgary Hitmen. Junior hockey is poised to step into the forefront, just like it was last Saturday in Stettler. “You could probably ask 90 per cent of the fans here (tonight) and they’d probably rather watch this game than an NHL game, anyways,” said Stettler Minor Hockey Association president Jason Hegberg, a WHL graduate. “It’s good hockey. These guys are young and energetic. They’re not pulling out a huge paycheque at the end of the game. They’re just playing for (roster) spots and they’re playing for the future. That’s why it’s such good hockey to watch.” That was a popular comment from fans at the WHL exhibition game, which doubled as a fundraiser for Stettler Minor Hockey.

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Stettler Minor Hockey peewee Daylan Kuefler poses for a photo after receiving an autograph from Minnesota Wild prospect Mathew Dumba during the Red Deer Rebels’ visit to the Stettler Recreation Centre on Saturday.

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Conner Bleackley (9) of the Red Deer Rebels faces off against Steven Owre of the Medicine Hat Tigers during the Western Hockey League exhibition game Saturday night in Stettler. Medicine Hat won 2-1.

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Continued from Page A1 “A lot of people were saying tonight that it doesn’t seem like it’s hockey season yet, but people are antsy to start watching some hockey,” said Hegberg, a former captain of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. “I’ve heard a lot of people tonight, saying, ‘There’s no NHL this year, so it’s nice to get out and watch a hockey game.’ “(The lockout) could last a while … who knows. Hopefully, they get a deal done soon and we get to watch (NHL) hockey again.” Hockey fans watched the personable Dumba as he interacted with people of all ages in Stettler. He spent half an hour before the game signing autographs in the rink lobby. He even obliged when a couple of

kids asked him to sign his name on their foreheads, of all places. One man, showing his allegiance to Dumba’s pro team, sported a Minnesota Wild jacket. A young fan wore his Taylor Hall Edmonton Oilers’ jersey, while multiple spectators wore Rebels’ colours. Including a barbecue and silent auction, it was a funfilled night that left organizers and participants happy with the results. “I just talked to (the Rebels’) radio guy, Cam Moon, and he said what a heck of a job we put on here, and that everything is done perfectly, just like it is in any Western Hockey League rink,” said Hegberg, the new president of Stettler Minor Hockey. “It’s nice to hear those comments. We’ve heard it tonight from a couple of people from the Red Deer organization.

“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year. Len Hoac has really taken charge of this game the last couple of years. Everything is right down to detail, detail and detail. Nothing is forgotten. We just keep adding to it. It just keeps getting better and better. A lot of credit goes out to Len.” Stettler’s connection with WHL pre-season action goes back to Hegberg’s major junior career. “My last year in Lethbridge, my 20-year-old year, was one of the first years they had it here in Stettler,” Hegberg said of the 19992000 season. “The neat thing about that year was that Brett O’Malley, a Stettler native, was a 15-year-old that year and (the Hurricanes) put us on the same line, because we were both from here. “I still remember it — it was me and Brett and Eric

Godard, who plays in the NHL. He’s a fighter in the NHL.” The Brett O’Malley Award was one of three minor hockey awards presented Saturday night for achievements in the 2011-12 season. Tye Mulgrove received the O’Malley award as the top peewee player from the Stettler association. Steven Fletcher, who captained the midget AA Stettler Legion Blues last season, earned the Ross Wigley Memorial Award as the most dedicated midget player. Fletcher is now a rookie defenceman with the junior B Stettler Lightning. The third award presented Saturday went to upand-coming referee Cole Nichols, who received the Stephen Wright Memorial Award as the top Stettler Minor Hockey official from the 2011-12 season.

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Report of skate-park ďŹ re proves to be juggling act SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP detachment This is the summary of calls for Stettler RCMP service during the past week. Calls marked with SUI are still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents is asked to contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tuesday, Sept. 11 2:28 p.m. — A 911 call was received to advise of a possible impaired driver in Stettler. Police stopped the vehicle and a 45-yearold woman was arrested for impaired driving. The woman was transported back to the detachment, where she provided samples of her breath. Her court date is near the end of October. 4:13 p.m. — A red wheelbarrow was stolen from Big Valley overnight. There were no suspects or witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call Stettler RCMP at 403742-3382. 5 p.m. — Cows were reported to be on Highway 12, west of Erskine. An investigator located the cows and ensured that they were all directed back to where they came from. 7:12 p.m. — A white van, driving south on Highway 56, appeared to have difficulty maintaining its lane of travel. The caller was concerned that the driver of the van might be impaired. An investigator located the van and found the driver not to be impaired, but was having trouble seeing due to sun glare. 8:27 p.m. — Investigators were called to the skate park. There was a report that a garbage can was on fire. Prior to investigators’ arrival, Stettler fire department arrived and found that there was no garbage fire, but a person practising a juggling act that involved fire. 9:30 p.m. — A disturbance was reported near 51 Avenue and 61 Street. Information was received that there were two males arguing and possibly fighting. Investigators arrived on scene and didn’t locate any altercation or disturbance. Wednesday, Sept. 12 5:30 a.m. — A collision with a porcupine was reported on Highway 56 near Big Valley. 6:30 a.m. — A vehicle was found to have been broken into overnight near 57 Street and 50 Avenue. Entry was gained through the driver’s door, as the window had been smashed. No witnesses have come forward, but there’s a person of interest with whom investigators planned to speak. SUI

7:30 a.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on 57 Street and 46 Avenue. 8:25 a.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on Highway 601 near Red Willow. Thursday, Sept. 13 9 a.m. — Investigators spoke to a male regarding money that had been transferred to another family member for work that was to be done on his truck. The male was advising that the work had not been done and the family member had cashed the cheque. After listening to the scenario, investigators weren’t able to help the male, as the situation was deemed to be civil in nature. 10:50 a.m. — A collision that occurred in the parking lot of No Frills was reported to the front counter. A single vehicle drove into a pillar. 11:10 a.m. — A 34-year-old female was observed by several other drivers, driving in a careless manner on Highway 12 near Erskine. The vehicle was located by investigators and the vehicle wass stopped. The female driver from Stettler was charged with careless driving. 4:44 p.m. — A 911 call was received about a female driving a dark-coloured Ford truck who was texting while driving and nearly caused a collision. SUI 4:53 p.m. — A residence was broken into near 50 Avenue and 55 Street. Entry was gained through a bedroom window. There was no damage to the residence and the owners haven’t noticed anything missing. 4:55 p.m. — A 38-yearold female called while driving into Stettler on Highway 12. She said she was being tailgated by a large semi, which made the woman very nervous. The truck passed the female’s vehicle in town and gave her “the finger� as he went by. SUI 5:59 p.m. — A 25-yearold man from Erskine was reported to have walked away from the hospital in Stettler and might be suffering from a mentalhealth issue. The male returned to the hospital a short time later and was then transported and admitted to Ponoka. 6:25 p.m. — Cattle reported on Highway 12 west of Stettler. Investigators attended the location, but the cattle weren’t located. 7:38 p.m. — A 27-yearold male driver struck a tree after going over the curb on Highway 12 and 56 Street. The man then drove away. Investigators located the vehicle further down the highway. The Lacombe man was charged with driving carelessly. 11:58 p.m. — A fight involving a number of males broke out in Boston

Pizza’s lounge. Police showed up, but the fight was already broken up. A 27-year-old man from Sturgeon County was arrested and spent the night in cells. Charges have been laid and several more are expected after further investigation. Friday, Sept. 14 12:02 a.m. — In Emerson Acres, a resident called investigators to advise of two males in his back yard. One male was identified as “bigger� and the other as overweight. Investigators didn’t locate anyone that matched the description. 1:46 a.m. — A Stettler man reported damage to his vehicle that had been parked on 51 Avenue. The vehicle had been parked there for a few days and it wasn’t clear when the damage was done. The other vehicle wasn’t identified. Anyone with information is asked to call Stettler RCMP. 9:01 a.m. — A county peace officer dropped off a licence plate that had been turned over to him by a grader operator, who llocated the plate on a range road. The licence plate wasn’t stolen, but the registered owner hasn’t been located. 9:06 a.m. — A Stettler man called to advise that h hi his van was missing from his driveway and that a threatening note was left behind. A 15-year-old female from Red Deer was located and arrested for the crime. She has been charged with several criminal offences and will be expected in court near the end of October. 6:54 p.m. — Cattle were reported on Highway 12 west of Erskine. No loose cows were located when police showed up. 7:39 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported south of Botha. 9:44 p.m. — A fight was reported in the parking lot of Boston Pizza. Saturday, Sept. 15 1:53 a.m. — Investigators attended a residence in Stettler for an alarm. The alarm was proven to be false. 10:13 a.m. — A concerned caller advised that there were cyclists riding on the side of Highway 12 and felt that they were a possible hazard. The cyclists and others were there as part of a fundraiser for a women’s shelter in Red Deer. The cyclists started in Clive and rode to Stettler. 12:25 p.m. — A 16-year-old Stettler male called to advise that he was being harassed by his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend over the Internet. The male is on court conditions not to have contact with the female, and he wasn’t sure what to do. SUI 1:40 p.m. — An 89-year-old woman called

to advise of a suspicious male outside her residence. The woman has been diagnosed with dementia and has made several similar calls. 2:19 p.m. — A collision was reported where a vehicle had gone off the road and damaged a fence. The caller’s cattle got onto the road as a result. Anyone with information is asked to call Stettler RCMP. 2:47 p.m. — A call from Pheasantback golf course advised of a possible theft of a yellow truck that was on the property. SUI 4:26 p.m. — A call was received to advise of a box of screws that had been spilled onto Highway 12, just west of town. It’s not known where the screws came from. They have since been removed. 10:58 p.m. — Investigators were advised of a blue Hyundai Elantra, travelling west on Highway 12, that was all over the road, and the occupants were littering. Attempts made to catch up to the Hyundai failed. The Red Deer rural detachment was advised to be on the lookout. Sunday, Sept. 16 2:07 a.m. — A caller from Big Valley was concerned that there were unknown people causing damage around the elevator and an old caboose. Investigators attended and found there to be no damage to either property. There was, however, a party going on at the hotel bar that was believed to have been the cause of the suspected mischief. 3:35 a.m. — A disturbance was reported in the campground in Stettler, with loud voices and swearing. Investigators attended, but didn’t find the origin and didn’t locate any suspicious activity. Monday, Sept. 17 9:04 a.m. — A minor collision was reported to RCMP. 10:52 a.m. — A collision with a deer was reported to RCMP. 12:59 p.m. — A female from Alix who had been camping near Rochon Sands this summer called to advise that her son’s watch had been stolen. The watch has now been located in Red Deer at a pawn shop. There is a possible suspect. SUI 3:15 p.m. — A goldcoloured Ford truck was reported to be speeding and leaving skid marks on the pavement in the 43 Avenue and 67 Street area. The young male driver has a history of such driving. Investigators plan to speak with him about charges. SUI 3:22 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported. 3:48 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 12 at the intersection of Tim Hortons and Boston Pizza. Both vehicles were drivable and the drivers were advised to move off the road and not to block traffic.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Promoting Stettler in the tradition of Carl Stettler

Lougheed’s ag appointment ‘stroke of genius’ The passing of former premier Peter Lougheed last week has seen an outpouring of sympathy from every sector of Alberta society. His long-term impact and influence on today’s Alberta economy is both recognized and highly respected. The mainstream urban media has produced stories, anecdotes and comments about almost every aspect of his contribution to the betterment of this province and Canada. But there’s a notable absence of any commentary on his influence on Alberta’s second-largest industry — agriculture. The urban media has mentioned agriculture in the context of Lougheed’s legacy — but more in a somewhat derogatory perspective. City newspapers refer derisively to Alberta being an “agrarian hinterland” prior to Lougheed’s ascendancy as premier. They commented that he changed Alberta’s “ruralbased” values to something more modern and acceptable. I should add that those comments were made by folks who either didn’t live in Alberta when the Lougheed administration began, or weren’t even born. Just for the record, even in 1971, more Alberta citizens lived in cities and towns than in rural areas. Also, the energy industry was already dominant over agriculture by that time, thanks to massive discoveries in the 1930s and 1940s. The old Social Credit government had, through prudent management, laid the groundwork for the expansion of the oil industry that Lougheed later built upon. It should also be noted that although Social Credit governments had solid support in the countryside, most city ridings in Alberta were also represented by Social Credit members. The Lougheed connection to agriculture and rural Alberta, with all due respect, was tenuous. The Lougheeds were city folks who had no direct connection to the ranching aristocracy of southern Alberta. Lougheed’s grandfather was a lawyer who represented the CPR’s interests in the west, perhaps not the mostadmired position to be in, from a farmer or rancher’s perspective, at that time. Another political reality was that in the first two of Lougheed’s elections, most of the PC party’s elected MLAs were from urban Alberta, with much of rural Alberta still supporting the Social Credit party — although that quickly changed. What Lougheed did do upon becoming premier, in a stroke of genius, was to appoint Hugh Horner as his minister of agriculture. Horner was a medical doctor, but he had personal and political assets that helped propel the venerable Alberta Department of Agriculture into its golden age. That, in turn, had a major impact on the development and direction of the ag industry for many years to come. First, Horner was a forceful personality that was the equal to Lougheed. I expect his appointment was by clever design, considering Lougheed’s perceived lack

of agriculture awareness. Horner quickly proceeded to shake the stodgy department to its very foundation and build it into a powerhouse within the bureaucracy and the cabinet. I recall anyone who didn’t share Horner’s plans did so at their own peril — he got what he wanted and Lougheed always backed him up. The ag department under Horner’s direction quickly embraced the Lougheed vision of diversification and support of business. It expanded its presence into every corner of Alberta through the most comprehensive ag extension program this country has ever seen. Support programs of every kind were created to expand the industry and assist new operators to get established. The policy groundwork and incentives were also laid at that time, which saw the creation of the massive cattle feedlot and processing industry that we now enjoy. Many of today’s marketing commissions like ABP and ALP owe their existence to legislation created by the early Lougheed government. The predecessors to today’s AFSC were either created or revamped to better serve the expansion of the ag industry. Those Lougheed/Horner years also saw the department begin their involvement in marketing and promoting Alberta genetics and food products in international markets. The building of the Prince Rupert grain terminal would never have happened without Lougheed’s vision and direct support. The lamb-processing plant in Innisfail would probably be a footnote in history if the Lougheed government had not guaranteed the original financing and later saved it from bankruptcy. Irrigation also received a boost as the Lougheed government saw its development as a tool for more ag production and economic development. On a social note, it was the Lougheed government that terminated the Communal Property Act — a highly discriminatory piece of legislation that was specifically designed to thwart and control the expansion of Hutterite colonies in Alberta. No other group in society had such legislation designed to take away their property rights. It was gone within two years of Lougheed coming to power. Alas, as much as Lougheed’s wisdom in appointing Horner as his ag minister catapulted the ag department and the industry to new heights of power and respect, the retirement of the premier and Horner ushered in an era of endless departmental restructuring and downsizing. The good old days, it seems, were the Lougheed days.


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‘An excuse is a skin of truth stuffed with a lie’ I remember reading that anyone wanting to understand human nature should engage in studying people’s excuses. That is probably true, especially when taking into account the old adage, “An excuse is a skin of truth stuffed with a lie.” The 10 most common excuses are, “I forgot, No one told me, I didn’t think it was important, I waited to ask the boss, I didn’t know you were in a hurry for it, That’s the way we’ve always done it, Not my department, I didn’t know this was different, I’m waiting for an OK, and That’s not my job.” Deion Sanders is considered one of the most versatile athletes in sports because he played both professional baseball and football. He’s the only athlete in history to hit a Major League home run and score an NFL touchdown in the same week. Sanders grew up in a tough, low-income area in Fort Myers, Fla. In an interview, he said that, growing up, he’d known many good athletes, but they failed by making excuses rather than pressing on. He labelled them, “Idas.” He explained that they said things like, “If I’da done this, I’d be making millions today … If I’da practised a little harder, I’d be a superstar.” He went on to say, “They were as fast as me when they were kids, but instead of working for their dreams, they chose drugs and a life of street corners. When I was young, I had practice; my friends who didn’t, went straight to the streets and never left.” Jesus shared a parable about excuses. A man prepared a great feast and invited many guests. To his surprise, “... they all began to make excuses. The first said to

him, I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused. Another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused. Another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.” (Luke 14:18-20) The man hosting the banquet was terribly offended and responded by sending his servant out to invite others to come and enjoy the feast. He stated, “... not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.” (Luke 14:24) The spiritual implication in Jesus’ parable is straightforward. God invites everyone to His banquet — to come and feast with Him and with His Son. And “I’da” is no substitute for “I will.” Whether it’s athletic pursuits, Christian endeavours, or just life in general, excuses stall our progress, stunt our personal growth and spoil our character. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.” — Florence Nightingale Pastor Ross Helgeton is senior pastor at Erskine Evangelical Free Church.

Les-sons from the past By Les Stulberg Independent reporter

reunion was held at Buffalo Lake for members of the John Innocent Sr. family. — The Endmoor Elks’ Carnival has two queen candidates — Heidi Dziobek and Marylin Graham. The first night of the carnival is set for Byemoor. The second night is in Endiang. 1962 — 50 years ago — County of Stettler schools have an enrolment of 1,510 students, with enrolment increases at Botha, Endiang, Erskine and Waverly. — The Shooting Lake District columnist reported 23 inches of rain has fallen in the district since May 1 with more than five inches in September. — Stettler veterans have returned to Dieppe to mark the 20th anniversary of the Dieppe raid. — Ben Hur, in cinemascope and colour, is playing at the Jewel Theatre and is billed as the “mightiest picture of them all.” — Erskine pioneer Maude Pooley celebrated her 80th birthday.

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1952 — 60 years ago — Dr. Albert Aunger, a pioneer Stettler dentist, died at age 77. — Tommy Geater, Stettler’s first victim of polio, was taken to the University Hospital in Edmonton. — Work is progressing on Highway 12 between Stettler and Erskine, as paving crews work around the clock. — A freak hailstorm hit the Donalda area, causing up to 80 per cent damage to crops still standing. — Gulf Oil has completed the first commercial oil-producing well at Nevis. The well has the potential of producing 240 barrels per day. — Rev. S. J. Waterman, popular minister of the Baptist Church, has resigned his post.



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1972 — 40 years ago — New students at William E. Hay Composite High School were “initiated” at a Kangaroo Court, where Judge Lyle Martin presided. — County of Stettler council approved an application by Plains Western Gas Co. to install a gas line to service the Village of Botha. — The first winner of the Independent’s annual doll contest was Anita Gish. — A newly organized Boys’ Chorus, under the direction of Noeline Brockley, has 23 boys registered. — Stettler Wildcats cheerleaders are Pat Gitzel, Cheryl Thomas, Cindy Thomas, Elva Walgenbach, Morag Pollock, Kerry Nielsen, Annette Nielsen, Susan Melnyk and Debbie Lowis. — The Stettler Wildcats opened the football season by defeating the Camrose Trojans 13-0 in front of 200 at-home fans. — Stettler Fish and Game Association has released 32 more wild turkeys in three different locations in the community. — Due to small enrolment, the little school at Botha has been closed and the Grade 9 students bused to Stettler. — An Innocent family


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Culture Days to promote Stettler-area talent RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter As activities are finalized for Culture Days in Stettler on the final weekend of this month, organizers still welcome musical talent to perform for a Cultural Café on Saturday night and a Gospel Café on Sunday afternoon. Local performers will take centre stage at Culture Café at Stettler Recreation Centre for an evening of music and dance from 7 to 10 o’clock. “We will have a little of everything, from old-time music, county, bluegrass and blues, to rock and dance,” said Belinda Saige, who’s organizing the event with Rhonda McCullough. Young dancers from Danceology will take centre stage to perform a variety of international dances, including Highland, fan Oriental and even hip-hop, Saige said. Stettler country singer Joe Van Straten, who was a big hit at the Festival of Stars in Bashaw last May, will make a special appearance at the concert. Saige herself will be among local musicians who plan to come together for an entertaining evening. “We’re a group of musicians from the community who will perform popular songs that people can join in and sing along,” Saige said. Donna Kelm, female singer Chris Nichols and Wayne Carstairs are scheduled to join Saige for multiple songs, while many of these musicians are slated to perform on their own. Carstairs and Jeff Lee will team up to play some rock. While the concert is set for three hours, people are invited to come and go as they wish. The Gospel Café of heavenly music rounds out the musical menu Sunday at 3 p.m. “This will be an informal and relaxed time to enjoy music, friends and fellowship,” said organizer Ross Helgeton. Churches and musical groups and choirs are invited to participate in an informal afternoon of music and fellowship. Helgeton hopes more groups will perform, besides the worship team of the Evangelical Free Church of Erskine, where he serves as lead pastor. “The door is open for more groups and musicians to join us,” he said. Groups or individuals interested in performing are

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Painting the town, Stettler artist Stephanie LaRose Hadley creates an invitation on the Wells Furniture front window to promote Culture Days in Stettler. The event runs from Sept. 28 to 30. asked to phone Helgeton at 403-742-9507. For a different flavour, a Red Solo Cup Party is open for those 18 years and older at Social Bo’s on the Saturday, starting at 9 p.m. “Red Solo Cup is the latest socio-cultural phenomenon to spread across North America,” said Stacey Benjamin, manager of Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development.

Toby Keith released the song off his newest album, Clancy’s Tavern, and the catchy song “spread like wildfire.” The song has brought joy and unity, as many people are able to join in and sing along to celebrate good times with friends, Benjamin said. For more information on Culture Days, phone the board of trade at 403-742-3181.

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The Western-themed town is among the attractions at Circle Square Ranch, north of Halkirk. The ranch plans to host a ride-a-thon through the picturesque Paintearth Creek valley Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m.

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Circle Square Ranch, north of Halkirk, hosts a ride-a-thon through the picturesque Paintearth Creek valley on Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m. With fall colours now appearing, it’s expected the three- to four-hour ride will offer some spectacular scenery. Joining the ride this year will be Miss Rodeo Canada, Arleta Bowhay of Sundre. Bowhay worked at Circle Square Ranch before earning her rodeo title. Multiple prizes are being offered to participants in the categories of most money pledged, youngest rider, oldest rider, rider travelling the furthest,

Teepee Village is home for the six- to eight-yearolds, while the older children bunk down at Western Town. Circle Square Ranch is open year-round. Local schools hold camps and year-end trips at the ranch, which also hosts retreats, conferences and meetings in the off-season. There are five fulltime employees at Circle Square, with 50 to 60 staff workers during the busy summer months. Many of the young people who attend the summer camps often come back as staff members when they’re older. For more information on the Circle Square ride-a-thon, contact Kevin or Cynthia Perry at 403-884-2444.

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LES STULBERG Independent reporter Stettler Public Library trustees learned at their regular September meeting that the library had record attendance this summer, with almost 20,000 visitors. Assistant library manager Crystal Friars said the 19,906 people who visited the library in June, July and August made it the best summer attendance on record. During the same period, circulation recorded 16,790 items borrowed. The summer reading program under the charge of Travis Feddema and Carly McLeod was busy, with 1,021 youths involved in the various events. Although it didn’t break last year’s record, attendance was higher than in any year prior to 2011. A goal was set to have the young readers read for 15,000 minutes during the summer program. The goal was surpassed when participants read 16,140 minutes.

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R ICHARD FROESE Independent reporter A Tees-area woman whose farming husband was sentenced in a high-profile case has now picked up a criminal record herself. Trina Dianne Knight, 31, has been fined $1,200 for failing to provide a breath sample to police near Alix last June 20. She was sentenced last Thursday in Stettler Provincial Court. The woman’s husband, Brian Knight, was sentenced last year to 90 days in jail after being convicted of criminal negligence causing bodily harm for using a 12-gauge shotgun to shoot at an intruder on his farm in March 2009. Last July, Brian Knight won an appeal for shooting at the wouldbe thief. Last week in Stettler, Judge Harry D. Gaede reprimanded Trina Knight. “An aggravating part was that you were impaired in the presence of your children,” the judge said. Police reported that she was swerving her mini-van. Last week, Trina Knight was also suspended from driving

for one year. In other court news: — Nicole Marie Champagne, 31, was fined $2,000 for impaired driving and placed on probation and prohibited from consuming alcohol and drugs. — Ramsey Sauir Shuqair, 25, was fined $1,000 for impaired driving with a reading of 120 milligrams on Aug. 19 and prohibited from driving for one year. — Ryan Frederick Ashton, 28, of Botha was fined $1,200 for (impaired) care and control of a vehicle, with a low reading of 190 milligrams, and suspended from driving for one year. — Dillion J. MacKenzie, 20, of Alix was handed a suspended sentence and placed on probation for one year for a charge of mischief to property for cutting wires to a video camera on top of the Alix Community Hall last year. “It was caught on video and he was recognizable,” said Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson. MacKenzie was also ordered to pay restitution of $4,500 to the Village of Alix. — Jamie Dale Fisher, 28, was fined $1,150 for possession of

marijuana when police discovered eight marijuana plants and equipment on his property near Meeting Creek on June 9. Fisher was also prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. — Albert J. Gutierrez was fined $690 for possession of marijuana when 65 grams of marijuana was discovered in his vehicle near Erskine on July 9. — Gordon William Longpre was fined a total of $920 for four counts of failing to comply with requirements to keep a log in a commercial vehicle. — Robert Charles Mayhew was given a six-month conditional discharge for a count of mischief when he kicked and damaged a fence on a residential property in Stettler on Feb. 12. He was also ordered to pay $875.70 restitution for the damages. “It’s really aggravating for law-abiding citizens to have their property damaged,” Judge Gaede said. — Christina MacPherson was fined $402 for following too closely behind and crashing into a Clearview School Division bus at the junction of highways 12 and 56 on March 21 at about 2:30 p.m. The bus received minor damage.

Hot pursuit from Stettler to Three Hills puts driver behind bars for two years RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter A man who led police on a long chase from the Stettler area to Three Hills in June is slated to spend a couple of years behind bars. Jason John Dunlop, 31, of Red Deer was sentenced in Stettler Pro-

vincial Court last week to two years in prison for several charges when he led police on the chase in a stolen Ford F-350 truck with stolen licence plates, while hauling stolen copper wire and illegally carrying firearms. “I’m surprised you are so light on him,” Judge Harry D. Gaede said to

Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson, who presented a joint submission with defence council Robert de Vries. “When the Crown and defence submit a joint submission, the court is bound to take it very seriously.” At the time of the incident, there were multiple warrants for Dun-

lop’s arrest in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Yorkton. The court was told that he was driving at speeds of 150 to 170 kilometres an hour during the fourhour pursuit, in which a local police officer rolled onto the gravel after falling off the running board when Dunlop fled.

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GAME OVER — Signs indicate that popular Pheasantback Golf and Country Club, north of Stettler, has hit financial difficulty and been possessed by receiver MNP Ltd. (Meyers Norris Penny Ltd.) of Edmonton. Pheasantback and Rise Resources Group owner Jim Risler and Karen Aylward of MNP didn’t immediately return phone calls from the Stettler Independent early this week. Opened in 1995, the golf course became one of Alberta’s most celebrated golf destinations. It was ranked as one of the top 100 courses in Canada and one of Alberta’s “Top-10 Must Plays.”

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It takes some backbone to run a successful business It’s 7:45 a.m. The crew comes in to work at Bagshaw Electric, they go to the coffee stand, and pour themselves a cup of coffee, add a couple sugar cubes and some coffee whitener, and give it a stir. They sit down, sip their coffee, and go through the plans for the day. Once everything is all planned, they quickly go grab the materials they need from the shelves, and get out to the

jobsites. All of this is made possible because of Wendy Fisher. “She’s indespensible,” owner Charlie says. “She’s the one that keeps us organized. I can’t imagine how things would be without Wendy here taking care of us.” Wendy takes care of the little things that make a business tick. She’s a huge section of the backbone of the business. Everything from keeping shelves stocked and organized to keeping up on coffee and bathroom supplies. “She keeps our paper trail together,” teases coworker Becky. Wendy also takes care of cash balancing and filing. Where Wendy really shines is her friendly attitude towards everybody, especially the customers, by phone or in person. “Wendy never hesitates to Wendy spends her spare time taking care of and playing help somebody out. She does whatever is with her young grandson, Luke.

Wendy and daughter, Liz, celebrate Luke’s birthday. required plus more and is always pleasant,” says co-worker Kevin. Wendy has plenty of reasons to be pleasant after conquering cancer. In 1992, she was diagnosed with a tumor in her lungs that had spread to the lining of her heart. Luckily, it had not spread any further. After a complicated surgery where one lobe of her lung was removed, Wendy was declared cancer-free, and remains cancer free to this day. “I’m meaner than cancer ever thought of being,” Wendy jokes, “and I really can say I’m just not all there.” Because she is alive today, she gets to spend her spare time

playing with her grandson, who calls her “Grams.” Wendy has two grown children, Tony and Liz, and two grandchildren, Luke, 5, and Brittany, 18. Wendy started at Bagshaw Electric in 1990. She had a break for health reasons in 1992, returned later and remains there to this day and plans to work there as long as she can. Wendy is semi-retired now and works part-time. Beth, who is the contoller for Bagshaw Electric, states, “On the days she is not there, you can really get a feel for how much she contributes to the company. This place would fall apart without Wendy.” To celebrate our birthday, we are celebrating our people. This week we celebrate Wendy Fisher who has been with us since October 1990. We will be holding a birthday bash to thank the people who have supported us throughout the years and years to come, including you! Stay tuned.

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Black key colour Discover virtues of pocket doors for improvement project this fall Black has always been a timeless symbol of classicism, modernity, and luxury in homes and fashion. For the 201213 season, back-to-school trends are seeing black appear once again at the top of the colour chart. Black in interior design is now being transformed into a total look, both as a background tone against which coloured objects stand out and vice-versa. Latest trends offer us three choices in colour combinations: used with blue to produce a Thousand and One Nights atmosphere, with grey for an industrial design look, or with gold to recreate the Baroque style. Although a dramatic effect can be created by marrying black with gold, be careful not to overload the room with glitzy objects. Overstatement can also be circumvented by choosing natural materials, which are a sure bet for avoiding tackiness. Synthetic materials, lacquered blacks, or any kind of shiny surface should not be included in this type of décor. Velvet drapes and cushions should also be avoided. Choose instead linen or leather for cushions, while natural wood furniture will help you create an understated and elegant décor. Think twice before painting a ceiling black, as this will make the room look smaller and sinister. Remember that an all-black décor absorbs light and does not reflect it. Do feel free to experiment with a positive-negative effect by playing with lighting and accessories.

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Blast of wind hammers Hanna LES STULBERG Independent reporter Hanna residents are still cleaning up after a devastating wind hammered the town early last Monday evening, Sept. 10. The wind gusts, estimated at 90 to 120 kilometres per hour, left considerable damage in their path. The havoc included downed power lines and uprooted trees, and the roof of a downtown business blew onto main street. The severity of the storm prompted the Town of Hanna to declare a local state of emergency at 7:30 p.m. “The primary reason the state of emergency was declared was so emergency crews could deal with downed power lines on private property,” said Hanna Mayor Mark Nikota. “The bulk of the town was without power at one time.” Power was restored to most homes later that night, but some residents didn’t regain service until Tuesday or Wednesday. That disruption was attributed to downed trees on the landowners’ properties that prevented access for repair crews. Hundreds of mature trees were taken down in the town by the gale-force winds that hit Hanna. “Every block lost some trees,” Nikota said. Hector King-Hunter Park was hit hard, with many large trees uprooted and a mini-golf course destroyed. The roof of a building that house law firm Ross, Todd and Company was torn off and dumped onto main street. Another main street business, the Kral Professional Building, lost part of its roof, as did the Super 8 Motel. Several other Hanna businesses and residences suffered considerable damage in the powerful wrath of Mother Nature. The Director of Disaster Services in Hanna, Adrian Mohl, said everyone is pitching in to help each other out, adding it’s amazing nobody was seriously hurt, considering how much debris was blowing around. “Lots or residents who have lived here 30, 40 or 50 years say it’s the worst windstorm they have ever seen,” Nikota said. Outside crews from Drumheller and Calgary are in Hanna, helping residents with the daunting task of cleanup.

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Strong winds that slammed Hanna last week uprooted trees in Hector King-Hunter Park, taking out a mini-golf course in its path of destruction. The roof of a building that houses a law firm was dumped onto main street.

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Big Valley Railway Station prepares for Centennial party It’s not often that we get to celebrate the 100th birthday of a Railway Station, so for the Big Valley Station, we are not only planning a party – we’re planning a whopping big party! Big Valley, Alberta, is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 29 – don’t miss this enormous celebration – rain or shine. The Canadian Northern Society, Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions and the Village of Big Valley partner to bring central Alberta this once in a lifetime experience. The party will start at 1 p.m. with train rides courtesy of Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions and will end about dusk (9:30 p.m.) with a fantastic fireworks show. Between will be non-stop entertainment and activity with an array of activities that you will not want to miss, at an incredibly affordable cost. Enjoy entertainment under the Big Tent, including mechanical bull riding and songs from Sentimental Journey and Jazz Guys. How often will you see can-can girls and tap dancers on a railway station platform? You’ll see jump rope demonstrations, guns shows, wagon rides, tours of the Station, Roundhouse and other Big Valley historical destination sites. Let us help create happy memories for your children or grandchildren with crafts, face painting, games, a magic show and storytelling. Anyone remember “Popcorn Playhouse?” Try our Children’s Sand Pile Dig for cash that will be located on north side of station from 2 to 6 p.m. Children between the ages of three to 10 years old can dig for loonies & toonies, plus $5 cash prizes if they find a colored coin! Enter our orienteering challenge and win part of the $500 prize pool. Help answer the biggest question of the day – how many people does it take to pull Locomotive 41? Join a team or form a team, you could win part of the $1,000 prize pool! The highlight of the day, taking place between 6 to 7:30 p.m. is a mouth-watering, scrumptious Steak Barbecue, featuring an 8 oz New York steak and all the trimmings. Ticket will be available at the door. All inclusive – including the outstanding steak barbecue - $25/adult, $15/4 – 17 years and under three years old, free. Unbelievable value for a momentous day! Don’t miss it! Big Valley is located in the heart of central Alberta; two hours southeast of Edmonton, one hour south of Camrose, and about one hour southeast of Red Deer.

Non-stop entertainment Sentimental Journey | Jazz Guys Band Rosco the Singer-Comedian Can Can Dancers | Jump Rope demonstrations

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Schedule Ticket office will open at 12:30 p.m. Train departure times: 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. Entertainment in the Big Top Tent: Starting at 1 p.m. On the Platform: To coincide with train departures Can-can girls & Tap Dancers Jump Rope demonstration Hot Dog Stand: 2 to 4 p.m. Helium Balloons (while supply lasts): Starting at 3 p.m. Caricature Artist: 2 to 6 p.m.

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Guns of the Golden West Show: 3 & 5 p.m. Children activities: (crafts, face painting, games, magic show and storyteller) Children’s Sand Pile Dig for cash: 2 to 6 p.m. Station Tours / Roundhouse Tours: 1 to 6 p.m. Covered Wagon rides, Tour wagons to Big Valley Attractions & Orienteering: 2 to 6 p.m. Steak Barbecue – featuring 8 oz. New York steak: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Locomotive Pull: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Rosco – entertainer/comedian/musician: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Advance wristbands are not necessary — tickets will be available on site starting at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012




Dances swing into action How important is a United for another old-time year Church in your community? The first old-time dance of the season was a great time last Friday. More great bands are lined up to entertain the crowds. The next dance will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1:30 p.m., with the Country Gem Band entertaining the group that afternoon. For the pot-luck menu. I understand now that for that any favourite dish is welcome to be brought to the Friday night dances, but for the Sunday dances please don’t bring any meat or sandwiches, as the meat is provided for the afternoon dances only. This coming Monday, Sept. 24, the Quilting Club is starting up for another year. They meet at 9:30 p.m. at the Botha Senior Centre and everyone is welcome to attend. Even if you have never quilted before and would like to learn, please attend, as they would love to teach you. The Quilting Club meets the second and last Monday of each month. Sympathy goes out to the family of Sherry Schultz, who passed away peacefully just recently. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Come on out next Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:15 p.m.

to the Botha Senior Centre for another great evening of Early Bird Bingo. The jackpot hasn’t been won for quite a while, so it’s really climbing. The loonie pot, on the other hand, was won the last Tuesday evening, so congratulations to the winner. Also, a big thank-you to everyone that spoke up to become a Bingo caller. It’s very much appreciated. If anyone else is interested, please talk to Brenda. Good news! Floor curling and carpet bowling is starting up again for another great year. The first day for carpet bowling will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. Everyone is invited to come out for another great year of fun and exercise. Then, starting Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning at 7 p.m., come on out and take in floor curling. It’s a fun game and everyone is

welcome to come out. On Thursday, Oct. 25, get yourself a team together and come on out at 9 a.m. to the Botha Floor Curling Tournament at the Botha Senior Centre. Everyone is invited to participate. To enter a team or have any questions, please contact Robbie Kary at 403742-2116 as soon as possible. Military Whisk will resume Oct. 15 for another great year. Military Whisk did not run last year due to the lack of interest, so they’re willing to start the game up for another try. Let’s keep the interest up and come on out. If you have never played Military Whisk before and enjoy playing cards, come on out, as participants would enjoy teaching you the game. Military Whisk will take place Monday afternoons, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Botha Senior Centre.

Big Valley’s fifth annual memorial golf tournament is over and was once again a great success. Eighteen teams took part, with a total of 72 players. It was a lovely day and everyone had a marvelous time. The food was excellent, as were the numerous prizes. It was wonderful to see such a large crowd turn out to remember the golfers who have passed on. The families of those who this memorial is held in honour of wish to thank everyone for coming out to golf and/or help out on this special day. Many thanks to Kent Butterfield for organizing the team draws and making the prize presentations. Also, a huge thank-you to Bill for donating his roast beef to go along with the rest of the meal of salads, beans, burgers, etc. It was a fun day and we hope to see everyone again next year. All the profits from the tournament will be donated to Big Valley School Breakfast Program, the Big Valley Cemetery Fund and the Big Valley Tool Museum Building Fund. The Big Valley Drop-In Centre will hold an open house Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Seniors are invited to come in and try floor curling, shuffle board, pool or darts, play cards, or check out some games on the Wii. Also at the Drop-In Centre, the first pancake supper of the season will be on Monday, Oct. 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Big Valley-Erskine-Botha Pastoral Charge will hold a joint charge church service this Sunday at 10 a.m. at Erskine United Church.

Change of seasons opens door for weekly drop-in gatherings The whole community must be busy with fall work, harvesting the grain and taking in the produce from the gardens. Social life is at a standstill, so there’s very little to report from the Rumsey region. The local drop-in sessions have started again after having the summer off. It has been decided that they will be held each Wednesday throughout the winter, so mark your calendars and come to visit. We welcome more folks to participate. In our family, our thoughts and prayers are with our son, Ken, and his wife, Sharon and their family as they prepare for Sharon’s father’s memorial service, set for Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Sherwood Park. Sharon is an only female in that family. She has two brothers — Dwight, Kathy and their family live in Edmonton and Brad and his wife and their family make their home at Grande Prairie. We have received word from the north country that Ernie’s brother, Russell, has now been transferred to Fairview hospital, which is in the vicinity of his Peace River home. He had quite a time of it in

Edmonton, but thanks to the care from doctors and nurses there, he’s now recovered enough to start his way to getting back home. Word has been received of the passing of Myrtle Upton, who made her home for the past few years at St. Mary’s Health Care Centre in Trochu. She passed away Sunday morning. She celebrated her 91st birthday this past July 10. She and her husband, Geroge (Bud), moved there when it was no longer feasible for them to live on the farm. Sympathy to their two sons and their families; Ron and Kathryn-Kane Upton of Rumsey and Cliff and Ida Upton of Morrin.

Erskine students set to smile for picture day, parent-teacher night School and harvest are well on their way. Many farmers are wrapping up their combining. The weather, for the most part, has co-operated. Erskine School has picture day on Sept. 27. Students are advised not to wear green, because the back screen is green. Meet-the-teacher night is also on Sept. 27, running from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Erskine Evangelical Free Church starts its after-school Kid Club this Thursday for kindergarten through Grade 6 at 3 p.m. at the church. The Young Adult Bible

There will be a pot-luck lunch and a “brainstorming” meeting to follow. Income and attendance have dropped over the years and we now find ourselves unable to continue to fund full-time ministry and may face closing our doors. How important is a United Church in your community? All are encouraged to attend with suggestions and concerns. If you are unable to attend, you can still voice your opinions and concerns to Linda Garstad at 876-2669, or Lois Innocent at 876-2065, prior to the meeting. There will be no service in Big Valley this Sunday, so please attend the service in Erskine. The Big Valley Golf Club will hold a Men’s League Open on Saturday. Registration begins at 1 p.m., with tee-off at 2 p.m. Supper will be supplied. The Big Valley Inn Crib players will start their new season on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Big Valley Inn. Everyone is welcome. Come on out and join the fun. Don’t forget the Big Valley School will hold its annual Terry Fox Run on Wednesday, Sept. 26, beginning at 1 p.m. The students thank the community for all their support.



IMPORTANT NEWS FOR RED DEER CO-OP LIMITED Red Deer Co-op Limited and Central Alberta Co-op Ltd. Members to Vote on Amalgamation The Board of Directors of both Red Deer Co-op Limited and Central Alberta Co-op Ltd. located in Innisfail are excited to announce proposed plans for the amalgamation of the two organizations to form a new cooperative to be called Central Alberta Co-op Ltd. Special membership meetings will be held in both communities to review information, answer questions and to vote on a special resolution to amalgamate.

SPECIAL MEETING DATE – For Red Deer Co-op Limited Members

study will be on Thursday nights at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor James or Cassie Choi. Youth Kickoff starts up this Friday at the E-Free Church at 7:30 p.m. This activity is open to all kids 14 and up.

Birthday wishes go out to Hailey Armstrong on Sept. 21, Clint Marshall on Sept. 22, Brittany Bauman on Sept. 23, Brooklynn Smith on Sept. 25, and Jill Neitz on Sept. 25. Happy anniversary to Heath and Barb McKay on Sept. 24.

Donalda delights in night in coulees By Darlene Tantrum Donalda and District Museum Donalda Community Promotions held a fall drive-in movie night in the coulees last Saturday. The special event was well-attended and the evening was almost perfect. Rain started to sprinkle for just the last part of the movie. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening. The Willy Bronze Poker Rally will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, starting with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. Registration runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the arena. For more information, call Becky at 403-883- 2436. In the evening of Oct. 13, the Donalda Community Art Society will hold Octoberfest 2012 as a fundraiser for the arts. German food, beer and entertainment are among the attractions. Doors open at

OCTOBER 11, 2012 – 7:00 P.M. BLACK KNIGHT INN – 2929 – 50th Avenue, Red Deer

SPECIAL RESOLUTION TO BE CONSIDERED BE IT RESOLVED THAT: 1. The Amalgamation Agreement, become effective the First day of February 2013, between Red Deer Co-op Limited and Central Alberta Co-op Ltd. providing for the terms and conditions of their amalgamation to their continuance as one Co-operative under The Cooperatives Act of the Province of Alberta, be and is hereby approved, confirmed, and adopted. 2. The Directors and Officers of Red Deer Co-op Limited be and are hereby authorized and directed to do such acts and things and execute such documents as may be necessary or desirable to implement the said amalgamation.

5 p.m. Mark your calendars and come out to support your art gallery. Birthday wishes go out to Isabella Schoettler, Jessica Block, Kolton McKay, Linda Leo, Bryan Swedberg, Jordyn Erickson, Brenda Dietrich, Emily Sideritsch, Joshua Foot, Chris Baker, Nathanael Kneeland, Bentley Charles, Christine Walker, Greg Walstrom, Jason Clement, Shannon Gillund, Walter Broemeling, Alice Kittler, Betty Sideritsch, Justin Fuller, Mary Dubyna, Olivia Awe, Terry Dahl and anyone else celebrating a birthday this week. Happy Birthday.

Further Information Member information packages, including the amalgamation agreement and new by-laws, will be available for pick-up from all locations of Red Deer Co-op Limited in – Red Deer – Lacombe – Stettler – Elnora Please review the information and attend the special meeting on October 11. Member input is vital in this process so please feel free to bring any questions to: Red Deer Co-op Limited Board President – Jim Dick – 403-343-3208 General Manager – Larry Parks – 403-309-8914

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a special family event. His brother, Doug Hayden, was ordained as a minister in the Community of Christ Church. Congratulations, Doug. Jack and Doug’s mother, Ethel Hayden, 88, also attended. It’s wonderful to hear she enjoys excellent health, and is still doing volunteer work and driving her car in the city. Four new faces arrived at the school Tuesday for the first day of kindergarten. This year’s class is Leland Dittman, Emma Jack, Rylee Jones and Callie Tucker. When we were digging our potatoes, we discovered moles had tunnelled their way under the potato hills on the outside row. It appears the little varmints have a taste for potatoes — chewing on many and a few were nearly completely eaten. We were wondering if anyone else experienced this problem. If anyone has news items of interest to the column, be sure to let us know either by phone at 403579-2403 or email Little-known facts: Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

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The Halkirk Senior Centre was pleased to welcome a handi-van load of seniors from the Paintearth Lodge on Friday, when they came for lunch. The residents had been to Big Knife Park to witness the leaves changing colours as fall approaches, watch the combines in the fields harvesting the crops, and see the construction of the windmills that also increase daily. We send birthday greetings out to May Jamieson, who celebrated a very special birthday Sunday with most her family in attendance. They all enjoyed supper out. Her son Lyle from Vancouver had been visiting with the family during the previous week. Congratulations to Michelle Strome and Des Hymers, who were married on Saturday in an outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception and dance in the Stettler hall. Michelle is the daughter of Don and Thelma (Theaker) Strome from Edmonton. Her aunties — Helen and Ian, Lois and Ion, Cori and Mike and their families — spent the weekend with Tony and Clara Nibourg.

We send farewell wishes to Carl and Sharon Borgel, who are in the process of moving to Bonnyville, where they are both employed. Carl spent many years working for the Alberta Wheat Pool in Halkirk, prior to its closing. Wally and Linda Lehmann recently returned from a road trip to Eastern Canada, where they visited with Wally’s aunts, Ann Stevenson in Greenfield, Que., and Agnes Ley in Pembroke, Ont. Hockey player Matt McKnight and his wife, Jessica, returned to Weisswasser in East Germany in mid-August, where Matt will play his second year with the Foxes. They play their first league game on Sept. 21. Matt is the son of Steve and Patti McKnight.



Also in hockey news, forward Shane Doan has signed a four-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes, though it’s not known when the next NHL season will begin. A lockout began last Saturday. Shane, Andrea and their four children make their home in Phoenix during the school season and spend their summers between Kamloops and Halkirk. COMING UP: This Thursday — Hall board regular bingo at 7:30; Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 — Hall board will host two ham and turkey bingos designed to grace your table on Thanksgiving day; Sept. 28 — Terry Fox run at Gus Wetter School — please support our students by making a donation to this cancer fundraiser; Oct. 13 — Elks annual Oyster Fry — watch for details.

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Fourteen exchange students from Germany, along with their teacher/chaperon Petra Guenther, arrived in Stettler this month for a three-week stay. William E. Hay Composite High School has partnered with Gymnasium Sanitz, a school located in the northern German town of Sanitz, for the international exchange. Sanitz and Stettler are similar-sized communities. This is the fourth time Guenther has brought a group of exchange students to Stettler. She became involved after her daughter, Marie, visited Stettler on a student exchange in the 2003-04 school year. Guenther said she enjoys coming to Stettler and building an ongoing bond between the two communities. “It makes me proud that younger siblings are now becoming involved in the exchange,” Guenther said. Previously, the German school tried exchanges to U.S. schools, but the partnerships never lasted more than one year. “The program is very popular,” said William E. Hay principal Norbert Baharally. “It involves an















German exchange students soak up Stettler lifestyle application and interview process to qualify. “We are fortunate here to have people in the position to organize it.” Baharally credited administration assistant Trish Schwarzenberger for coordinating the exchange, which began Sept. 7 and runs through next Thursday, Sept. 27. The first international exchange program at Stettler began eight years ago, under the direction of Grace Fix. The German exchange students and their Stettler host students are all grades 10 and 11 students. “By staying with host families, the students have the opportunity to absorb entire family life, including the culture and food,” Baharally said. Guenther said the host families in both countries want to give back the love and caring attention their students have received. The visiting German students are Alex Beese, Calvin Clasen, Tanja Gesk, Henry Gruenwald, Isabell Kanas, Heike Kreutzmann, Eike Moeller, Annie Naujoks, Pauline Noss, Hendrik Richter, Nele Schammer, Elisa Schroeder, Gordon Schulz and Jenny Schulz. Continued on Page A12
















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Stettler students off to Germany in March Continued from Page A11 Guenther said the German students “love it here” and have been looking forward to attending a North American “high school” — like they have seen in the movies — “for the experience, to use their English and to meet Canadian kids.” The education system differs in Germany. All students attend school together until Grade 6; after that, students are split in two directions, with the academically inclined going through to Grade 12 in preparation for university entrance. The other students attend school through Grade 10, at which time they are ready to enter apprenticeships in the trades. University education is paid for by the government in Germany. Guenther said the German students are “really excited” about Stettler’s option courses, like food studies, building construction, cosmetology, drama, mechanics and fabrication, because those classes are not offered in German high schools. Four of the German boys received permission to play football with the Stettler Wildcats high school team. The experience would be considerably different than the football they play in Germany, as their game is more similar to soccer in Canada. The German students, according to Guenther, were also anxious to see the Rocky Mountains. Field trips have been planned to Banff, Drumheller and Calgary — for a Canadian Football League game and to visit a local Hutterite colony. Guenther said she’s intrigued by the unique lifestyle on the Hutterite colonies. The Hutterites speak the Old German language, which differs from modern German and makes communication difficult, she said. In Germany, students begin learning English in kindergarten. “The Stettler students will have a more difficult transition academically,” Baharally said about when the Stettler students return the exchange in March 2013.

Most of the Stettler students don’t speak German and of those who do, their German is limited. All the classes in the high school in Germany are taught in German. William E. Hay offers a German class in the second semester. Stettler students heading to Germany in March are Nicholas Baharally, Grace Chapman, Kennidy Fisher, Katherine Fraser, Corey Garbutt, Taylor Marko, Aislinn Ruele, Trent Sanders, Dakota Schwarzenberger, Hannah Shepherd, Morgan Sorensen, Amy Stratulate, Morgan Van Dusen, Autumn Woelk and Haileigh Yome. “For some, the exchange experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Trish Schwarzenberger said. “The friendships and bonds made last a lifetime,” Baharally said. “Sometimes, you have to look over the rim of your teacup,” said Guenther, referring to looking beyond familiar territory to what the rest of the world has to offer.

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German exchange students Elisa Schroeder (left) and Pauline Noss try their hand at the food-sciences class last week at William E. Hay Composite High School in Stettler. They return home Sept. 27.


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Youth movement strikes Lightning JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor The kids are all right. That’s the summation from coach and general manager Doug Smith as his Stettler Lightning turn the page from pre-season to regular season. The Lightning (3-0-1) were unbeaten in Heritage Junior Hockey League exhibition play, including a 5-4 win over the Mountainview Colts at home Sunday night and a 5-5 tie with those same Colts last Wednesday at Didsbury. Stettler begins the regular season Saturday night at the Didsbury Recreation Complex, one day after the Colts’ homeopener against the Banff Bears. The pre-season performance of local midget graduates gave Smith early optimism for the Lightning in the 2012-13 season. “I was really pleased with some of the local players, especially on defence,” Smith said. “Cody Wright, Steve Fletcher and Ricky Armstrong, all those guys are products of our local minor hockey association and they’re nicely stepping in there. They’re getting a feel for this (junior B) speed very quickly, and there’s a lot of confidence from the other guys on the bench that these young guys can step in and do the job.” Twin forwards Adam and Scott Ternes of Stettler appear ready to stick with the Lightning at age 16. They played minor midget AAA in Red Deer last season, and became available this month after tryouts with the major midget AAA Red Deer Optimist Rebels. The twins dressed for the Lightning’s final two exhibition games, and one of the brothers scored in each game. “They’re going to stay with us, with the way they played both those hockey games,” Smith declared Monday. “I don’t know if the midget level that they would (otherwise) be playing at would help them too much. “In both those games, they showed they’re more than capable of competing (in junior B). Their hockey sense is very good. I think they have to get used to not necessarily size but strength now, because they’re up against 20-year-old guys, most of them, so they’re quite a bit stronger in the body. “But (the Ternes brothers) have handled themselves very, very well.” The list of Wildcat newcomers includes versatile Wyatt Haustein, who had 10 points in 27 games with the junior A Fort McMurray Oil Barons before finishing last season with the Canmore Eagles, also of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Haustein, an Erskine native who

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Stettler goaltender Mack Schell makes a save in the dying seconds of the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Mountainview Colts in Heritage Junior Hockey League pre-season action Sunday night at the Stettler Recreation Centre. turned 19 on Sunday, checks in at sixfoot-one and 205 pounds. “Getting Wyatt back gives us a bigbodied guy that is able to control himself fairly well,” Smith said. “He’ll kind of be a target for a little while, I suppose. Guys will be trying to see how he’s going to react, but he’s pretty calm and cool. And that kind of helps everybody else, knowing that you have that type of guy there that’s willing to step in there, if he has to.” Haustein, who has major midget AAA experience in Red Deer, played bantam AAA in Stettler, with Smith as his coach. Smith believes the likes of Haustein can set the tone for a tougher team than last season. “The difference or feeling this year, as a group, is even if we do get scored on this year, we’re confident enough that it doesn’t matter to us, where last year it kind of weighed on us a little bit,” said Smith, in his fifth season as the Lightning coach. “So I think that little turning point is good.

“Physically, as a whole, we’re a little bit stronger, so when teams try to intimidate us a little bit with the body, we’re able to respond. And that has some other players feeling a little more free to do what they want to do out there.” Haustein is listed as a forward, but he can also play defence, as he did in midget, Smith said. “We’ve got a couple of D-men that we tried out on forward a couple of times, and they played really well up front, so we’ve got some flexibility. We’re still carrying eight defencemen, and we’ll probably carry eight, maybe even nine. But two of those guys can play forward quite easily.” The Lightning received a pleasant surprise in the pre-season with the return of skilled defenceman Dylan Muhlbach, who didn’t plan to play in Stettler this season because he’s moved to Calgary for university. He’s now expected to be available on a part-time basis, and Smith projected that Muhlbach, 18, might be able to play 80 per cent of the games.

Muhlbach scored two goals in Sunday’s victory, while singles went to Tyson Glazier, Scott Ternes and Kyler O’Connor. Josh McCallum and Mack Schell — goaltending partners with the midget AA Stettler Legion Blues last season — split the Lightning netminding duties Sunday. In last Wednesday’s tie, Haustein scored two goals and set up another for Stettler, which also got goals from Adam Ternes, Jacob Schwarzenberger and Gavin Brandl. Coleman Waddell of Duchess and Jeff Skaley of Stettler tended goal for the Lightning. OVERTIME: Stettler’s home-opener is scheduled for Sept. 28 against the Three Hills Thrashers … Lightning forward Tyler Bissett won’t be available for the first two months of the season, because of his cross-country running commitments at the U of A Augustana Campus in Camrose. … Among the veterans still mulling whether they’ll return to the Lightning are 21-year-olds Steve Blacklock and Wayne Twidale, Smith said.

Wildcats battered, but still get the job done JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor

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Parker Cassidy (right) of the Stettler Wildcats completes a tackle during Stettler’s 30-19 win over the host Wetaskiwin Sabres in Central Alberta High School Football League play last Thursday night. Stettler hosts Rocky this Thursday.

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It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but the Stettler Wildcats got the job done just the same last Thursday night as they defeated the host Wetaskiwin Sabres 30-19. The Wildcats ran their Central Alberta High School Football League record to 2-0 and maintained their No. 1 position atop the Football Alberta rankings for Tier 3 schools. Tyler Stewart scored three touchdowns and Parker Cassidy had the other as Stettler overcame the absence of injured seniors Morgan Loshny and Braden (Bob) Nelson. Both are out with knee injuries suffered in Week 1 action, said coach Norbert Baharally. “It was a back-and-forth game, and it shouldn’t have been,” Baharally said. “We had two (scoring) opportunities deep in (the Sabres’)

pretty good on the running game. We had some guys that had good games. Tyler Stewart had a good game, Austin Peterson played well and Nicholas (Baharally) and Parker (Cassidy), in the backfield, were solid for us, as well.” While missing key cogs in Loshny and Nelson, the Wildcats were fortunate another all-star senior, Ty Page, was able to play. “Ty had a sore quad as well, but played a lot of the game,” coach Baharally said. Loshny is expected to miss at least a month of action, while Nelson’s availability for this week’s game was listed as doubtful Monday. The Wildcats host the West Central Rebels (1-1) of Rocky Mountain House at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the William E. Hay Composite High School field.

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end early in the game and we couldn’t finish it off. “They had one player (Joel Bishop) that killed us virtually by himself. He’s a guy that played on the (Battle River) Shock team with us, so some of our guys were familiar with him. “He ended up taking a punt return back for a touchdown, a kickoff return for a touchdown, and he caught a long ball for a touchdown against us. So he scored all three of their touchdowns.” Neither team was able to establish momentum as each countered the other’s offence with more scoring. “It was kind of back and forth like that the whole game,” Baharally said. “Our defence played well. We gave up two special-teams touchdowns. Virtually, they didn’t have a running game against us, but again, one deep pass beat us for a touchdown. “Offensively, we played well. We grounded it out


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Rocky up next for unbeaten Wildcats Continued from Page B1 “They’ll be tough,” Baharally said of the Rebels. “They always have a tough team. They always have some players that are just big and strong. They always play well against us, so it’ll be a good game. “We’re going to be in tough, especially if we’re still injury-riddled, without Morgan for sure and even without Bob. Those are two of our biggest offensive threats.” STETTLER’S INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR: The Wildcats dressed four German exchange students for last week’s game, and one of them (Henry Gruenwald) saw game action as a kicker. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to get them in (this Thursday), in certain situations here, because that’s the last time they’ll get to play,” Baharally said. “They won’t be here our next game after that. They’re pretty athletic. They play soccer, and one of them is very fast, so we’ll see if we can get a deep ball to him.”

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TOP PEEWEE — Tye Mulgrove (right) accepts the Brett O’Malley Award from peewee coach Jon Nichols as the top peewee player in the Stettler Minor Hockey Association during the 2011-12 season. At back during Saturday’s presentation is Jason Hegberg, the new president of Stettler Minor Hockey.

MOST DEDICATED MIDGET — Steven Fletcher, the captain of the midget AA Stettler Legion Blues last season, receives the Ross Wigley Memorial Award as the team’s most dedicated player. Making the presentation Saturday night are coach Scott Schell (left) and Stettler Minor Hockey president Jason Hegberg.

Elson to stick with Red Deer, after all JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor Turner Elson was warming up to the prospect of playing with the Abbotsford Heat this season, but his American Hockey League assignment will have to wait. With an NHL lockout imminent, the Calgary Flames contacted the 20-year-old forward on Saturday and advised him not to report to their AHL farm team’s training camp next week. That means Elson is staying put for an overage season in the Western Hockey League with the Red Deer Rebels. John Wisebrod, the Flames’ assistant general manager of player personnel, broke the news to Elson a few hours before the Rebels bused to Stettler for Saturday night’s WHL exhibition game against the Medicine Hat Tigers. “I’m staying back and not attending (Abbotsford’s) camp, because of the lockout,” Elson said after Red Deer’s 2-1 loss. “(Wisebrod) called me and said there’s just too many guys going there, and it would be better for my development to stay down here, so that’s what I’m doing.” Elson, who just turned 20 on Thursday, made waves last fall as a walkon at the Calgary and Abbotsford camps. He earned a two-way pro contract before returning to the Rebels. This season, he was banking on taking it one step further and hoped to at least knock on the door of pro hockey. “I was going to make sure they remembered me, and even if I did get cut, that they thought of me every time something happened,” said Elson, almost six feet and 185 pounds. “I was going to go there and be a tough kid to play against, be hard-nosed (and) fight a little bit. I was just going to be that guy that they remembered. Too bad it can’t happen, but I’m still glad that I’m back here.” Elson was slated to open the WHL regular season with the Rebels this coming weekend, and then report to his AHL camp. Although the labour unrest in the NHL has derailed the pro part of those plans, he wasn’t necessarily caught off guard by Saturday’s directive. “I was preparing for it,” Elson said. “I always prepare for the worst thing, instead of preparing for the best thing, because it’s easier to fall back on. I

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Calgary Flames’ prospect Turner Elson, in WHL exhibition action Saturday night in Stettler, is staying with the Red Deer Rebels for his overage season. was ready for it. I thought it was going to happen, but I didn’t know for sure. But it’s OK for me.” It’s more than OK for the Rebels, who need the experience and grit that Elson can provide. “Most of the guys heard that I’m staying back,” he said. “They’re pretty pumped, and I hope I can bring us a championship this year.” Just one day before Elson learned he would be staying with the Rebels, the WHL team cut his younger brother Trace, who has been assigned to the junior A Whitecourt Wolverines, the newest team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. “It’s tough, but he’s a good player and he has a lot of abilities that can make him play in this league (the WHL), so hopefully he gets another chance somewhere else during the year, and I hope he takes advantage of it,” Turner said of Trace. “I thought he was very close (to earning a forward job with Red Deer).” Former Rebels star Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, an NHL rookie last season, was among the Edmonton Oilers assigned to the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons on Saturday. “It’s kind of hard situation for everybody,” Turner Elson said. “It’s really a trickle-down effect. I know it’s going to affect a lot of players in the league, but as long as you’ve got a good place like here (Red Deer) for me to stay, it’s all good.”

TOP OFFICIAL — Cole Nichols accepts the Stephen Wright Memorial Award as the top Stettler Minor Hockey Association official from the 2011-12 season. He received the award Saturday from minor hockey executive members Fran Sharpe and Jason Hegberg, a former WHL player and the new minor hockey president.

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Wildcats assess skill at Camrose tourney The Stettler Wildcats senior girls’ volleyball team participated in a season-opening tournament last weekend in Camrose. The girls from William E. Hay Composite High School were among 25 central Alberta teams in the tourney. “We used this tournament as an evaluation of the current skill level of all our players so that we can plan for the season,� said Wildcats coach Warren Aspenes. “The girls finished in the middle of the pack, losing out in the semifinals of the consolation draw. The girls did very well overall, considering we just have three returning Grade 12 players — Dani Van Dusen, Michaela Ennis and Claire Aspenes. “The remaining eight players are all Grade 11 students that are showing a lot of potential to form a very strong team. The Wildcats host interlock play with three other schools this Thursday. Games are set for 6 and 7:30 p.m. in the main William E. Hay gym.

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Classifieds WELLS Mr. “Bill” Elmer Elwood Wells passed away at Calgary, Alberta on September 6, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Bill was born in Runciman, Saskatchewan on October 21, 1927. Predeceased by his parents Orville and Venice; his brothers Albert and Dennis; grandson Robert. Bill leaves to mourn his loving wife Marjorie of Stettler, AB; children: Duncan (Bonny) of Dunmore, AB, Charlene Wells (Ernest Dhenin) of Stettler, AB, Ken of Gladys Ridge, AB, Kim (Shannon) of Blackie, AB, Dale (Darlene) of Airdrie, AB, Karen Wells (Casey) of Galahad, AB; grandchildren, Erin, Nicole, Coralee, Courtney, Jessie, Kassandra, Blake, Michael, Scott, Krystal and Jamie; great grandchildren: Kristen, Danielle, Kyle, Evan, Corbin and Addison; siblings Hazel Coulter, Ed Wells both of Tisdale, SK, Doug (Faye) Wells of Carrot River, SK, as well as other family and many friends. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, with Rev. Susan Bowyer officiating. Dave Megaw and Jerry Blake presented their gifts of music. Granddaughter Nicole Smith gave a loving tribute. Honorary pallbearers were Louie and Kay Pacholyk, Jock and Esther Boulter, Gerald and Shirley Coulter, Chester Putz and Edith Stratulate, Louise Shepherd and Muriel Seimans. Family and friends gathered for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by the Stettler Royal Purple. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at Memorial donations may be made to the SHSF - Dialysis Unit or a charity of your own choice. STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403-742-3422

OWCHAR Krystal Dawn Alisson It is with deep sadness and love we announce the sudden passing of Krystal Dawn Alisson Owchar, at the age of 23 years on September 9th, 2012. Krystal will be lovingly remembered by her father Brent Owchar and step mother Camille Clement of Stettler, AB; her mother Cali Riley and step-father Glen Riley of Leduc, AB; sisters, Ashia Owchar (Sjaan) of Drayton Valley, AB, Amber Owchar (Kyle) of Sparwood, BC, Jaime Owchar of Drayton Valley, AB, and Jeannine Owchar of Edmonton, AB, brothers: Levi Owchar of Stettler, AB, Dalton Riley of Leduc, AB, and Trevor Dahl of Stettler, AB; grandmother Ella Simon of Stettler, AB, grandparents Don and Elaine Soucy of Bowser, BC and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Krystal was born at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, AB, on May 11th, 1989. She lived her early years in Veteran, AB, till the age of 4 when her family relocated to Stettler, AB. From there she continued the rest of her schooling until graduating from the Wm E Hay Composite High School in June 2007. After graduation, Krystal travelled around a bit before deciding to reside in Barrie, Ontario for 3 years. Realizing how much she missed her family, she decided to move back to Alberta and start again in Leduc, AB. Krystal had an infinite passion for life and touched the lives of all who knew her. She was multi-talented and a hard worker. She tried her hand at numerous careers while trying to choose what made her the happiest. Her true passions were always children, art and caring for people but could excel at almost anything she tried. People skills came very easy and when mixed with her compassionate heart, could win her friends just about everywhere she travelled. Her smile was infectious and will be remembered by all. A celebration of her life was held on Monday, September 17th, 2012 at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, AB with Pastor Nathan Mullen officiating. Tributes were given by Jeanna Walker and Caitlyn Swan and her step mother Camille Clement. Several of Krystal’s favourite songs were sung and a pictorial tribute was presented. Interment was at Lake View Cemetery with honorary pallbearers as Uncle Perry, Uncle Jerry, Uncle Darren, Trevor Dahl, Dalton Riley, Levi Owchar, Wayne Taylor; active pallbearers as Kallen Helgeson, Cody Helgeson, Tyrell Owchar, Kyle Gawryluk, Vince Thillmann, Sjaan Thomas, Richard Duff and Chad Owchar. Family and friends gathered for a time of sharing and luncheon by Teresa’s Catering. Memorial donations can be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Stollery Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. To send or view condolences to the family please visit

LARRY W. SEPT July 23, 1948 - September 9, 2012 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Larry Wayne Sept announces the passing of their beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend on September 9, 2012 in Heritage House Continuing Care, Stettler, Alberta, at the age of 64 years. Larry was born and raised around Three Hills, Alberta and was a farmer at heart. After many years with AGT he took an early retirement to pursue his passion ‘back on the farm’. Over the years Larry enjoyed many hobbies that ranged from beekeeping to camping, W6 tractors and many others in between. He was mechanically inclined and could often be found working under the hood of a broken down truck or tractor. His grandchildren brought Larry much joy in recent years and left a special sparkle in his eyes. He loved watching proudly from the stands at any hockey game, skating carnival or Christmas concert that they were participating in. A visit from them usually brought a new piece of “art” for his room and a treat to be shared. Larry is survived by his daughter Krisaundra (Clinton) Satre grandchildren Kaden, Katie and Claire; son Nathan (Audrey) and brother Vernon. Larry is also survived by a large extended family - numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Larry has been called to join his parents, Edwin and Alvina, by whom he was predeceased. Memorial services were held on Monday September 17, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, Three Hills with Harold Hunter officiating. Interment was held prior to the service at the Torrington Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Stettler Health Foundation - Continuing Care Unit, Bag 500, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD, OLDS entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610

HAGEN Louise Georgina Hagen of Pine Ridge Extended Care went to be with her Lord and Saviour with her family by her side on September 6, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Louise was born January 26, 1921 at Coronation, Alberta to Ingvald and Olga Vigen. In 1939 she was united in marriage to Elmer Hagen and lived on the family farm at Donalda until Elmer’s passing in November of 1992. She then lived in Donalda and Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Joyce (Phil) Racine of Camrose; son Mel (Lynn) of Olds; grandchildren Shaana (Keith) Litwin, Cindy (Curtis) Kenney, Lorrie (Kevin) Shepley, Rhonda Young, Jared (Vanessa) Hagen, Jason (Jill) Hagen; 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; sister Elvina Mundorf and numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Ingvald and Olga; husband Elmer; brother and sister in law Alvin and Avis and great granddaughter Avery. A Celebration of Life was held in the St. Peter Lutheran Church with Pastor Karl Faltin and Pastor Ross Helgeton officiating. Lem Mundorf gave a loving tribute in memory of Louise. Susan Dahl played for the congregational hymns and Don Mundorf played his guitar and performed the solo “The Darkest Hour.” Following the service family and friends gathered in the Education Wing for a time of fellowship and refreshment prepared by the Lutheran Women. Interment took place at the Meeting Creek Cemetery with Jared Hagen, Jason Hagen, Lorne Vigen, Curtis Kenney, Kevin Shepley and Keith Mundorf serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were All of Louise’s Many Friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Meeting Creek Cemetery, St. Peter Lutheran Church Building Fund or to a charity of the donor’s choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 403-742-3422 entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

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Card Of Thanks A special thank you to Scott and staff at Savage Drugs, to F.C.S.S. and Handi-bus staff for their kindness and caring ways over the years for our mom, Marie Nadeau. To the Stettler Hospital staff and doctors who made her last stay as comfortable as possible. A very special thank you to all her friends who visited her at the hospital. ~Elaine and family STOREK The family of Frank Storek would like to thank the following: Dr. Joyce Wong & staff of the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Stettler Hospital, Willow Creek Lodge and Homecare. Special thanks to the Stettler Funeral Home, R e v. S u s a n B o w y e r , Elaine Hennel, Ashley Stewart, Panda Flowers and Botha UCW. Everything was gratefully appreciated. ~Bob & Diana, Judy & Alan, Ivan & Sandra & Wendy & Kirk

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MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS of Ponoka, Lacombe, Stettler and Red Deer (Gasoline Alley East and West) are now hiring full time Food Counter Attendants. All five stores are 24 hours and applicants must be willing to work flexiable shifts, including evening, weekends and nights shifts. Wages range from $10.50 to 11.00 per hour and we will train. Benefits are included and we offer opportunities for advancement. Apply in person at the store or on line at




DNR Powerline Construction requires Labourers/apprentices for various projects in Alberta. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email Attention : Noel. No phone calls please. Drug and alcohol program in effect.

SUREPOINT GROUP Provides a complete range of services to the upstream Supervisors, oil and gas industry. Trades Equipment Operator’s, Our RED DEER Location Fusion Techs is looking for InstrumentaAN ALBERTA & Pipeline Labourers tion Technicians and CONSTRUCTION Preference will be given Electricians: 2nd, 3rd, 4th COMPANY IS HIRING year and Journeymen ! to those applicants with Dozer and Excavator We offer: previous pipeline exp. & Operators. Preference are willing to travel & work - Competitive wages will be given to operators long hours. Preference will - Comprehensive Group that are experienced in Benefits also be given to those oilfield road and lease - Outstanding Safety applicants with WHMIS, construction. Lodging and Program ? It is our job to Ground Disturbance II & meals provided. The work H2S. Valid driver’s license ensure we all go home is in the vicinity of Edson, SAFE EVERY DAY & abstract a must. Alberta. Alcohol & drug Please forward resumes to Other related tickets testing required. Call or would be an asset. Contour Construction at FAX: (780) 830-5115 Fax resumes with tickets to 780-723-5051 403-746-3330 or e-mail to Canadian Enviro-Tub Inc. is looking for Journeyman Professionals Red Seal Structural EXPERIENCED WATER Welders. Competitive and Vacuum Haulers wages & benefits. Apply in THIS WEEK’S required. H2S, PST, First person or fax resume to EYE SPY WINNER IS Aid. Above average day 403-742-5239 or e-mail: Clayton Ness rate and cushy benefits Please come into the plan. There is a $2000. Stettler Independent to DNR Pressure Welding signing bonus for winter claim your prize! requires Journeyman drivers. Fax 403-934-3487. Heavy Duty Mechanic. Email: reception Excellent benefit ages. Email resumes to A Star Makes No Phone calls please. LOCAL ROCKY Your Ad Drug and alcohol program MOUNTAIN HOUSE in effect. company looking for day A Winner! rate and hourly Vacuum CALL: Truck Operator. Must 1-877-223-3311 Coming have current oilfield tickets Events and up-to-date drivers To Place Your abstract. Benefit package. Ad Now! Fax 403-845-3903. is now accepting resumes for



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Cando, an employee-owned company supplying specialized rail services across Canada, is currently seeking conductors/operators for its railcar switching services in the Edmonton area. Switching Conductor duties include: 12234 12345 345 5a safe and efficient manner ǵ performing yard switching in ǵ building trains according to instructions and requirements ǵ switching and inspection of railcars ǵ minor repair and regular maintenance to company locomotives Casual, shift work with 0-44 hours/week. Opportunities to work full time.


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TAMPER OPERATOR - Western Canada Cando, an employee-owned company supplying specialized rail services, is looking for a Tamper Operator. The successful candidate will operate a Mark IV Tamper and/or EJ6 Tamper, leading a small team responsible for aligning tracks, spreading ballast and tamping ties. Top candidates will have: Minimum of five years experience operating a tamper; CROR and TIG certifications; experience supervising small teams, interacting with customers and working independently; and experience working on Class 1 railways. This is a full-time position, with wage range of $24. to $30. per hour depending on experience. Requires extensive travel throughout Western Canada. Accommodations and living allowance provided. Benefits include an Employee Group Benefits plan and eligibility to participate in the Employee Ownership Plan. To apply: Fax 204-725-4100 or email: employment@ For more information on Cando, visit HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR LTD. currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck & Transport Mechanic & Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780-849-0416. Fax 780-849-4453. Email: New Holland dealer in Stettler is now accepting applications for Agricultural Technicians or Journeyman/Heavy Duty mechanics with ag experience. We offer year round employment, hourly salary from $25 to $32.50 depending on qualifications, excellent benefits and a positive, friendly team oriented work environment. If you are looking for a rewarding career with a successful growing organization, then forward your resume to: Bill’s Farm Supplies, Attn: Tracey, Box 1325, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, fax 403-742-1282, email to:

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

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OFFICE & PHONES CLOSED MON. Oct. 8, 2012 Red Deer Advocate Publication dates: SAT. OCT. 6 TUES. OCT. 9 Deadline is: Fri. October 5 @ 5 p.m. Red Deer Life - Sunday Publication date: SUN. OCT. 7 Deadline is: Thur. Oct. 4 @ NOON Central AB Life Publication date: THURS. OCT. 11 Deadline is: Fri. October 5 @ 5 p.m. Ponoka Publication date: WED. OCT. 10 Deadline is: Thur. October 4 @ 5 p.m. Rimbey Publication date; TUES. OCT. 9 Deadline is: Thurs. October 4 @ NOON Stettler & Weekender

Publication date: WED. OCT. 10 FRI. OCT. 12 Deadline is: Fri. October 5 @ NOON Sylvan Lake News & Eckville Echo Publication date: THUR. OCT. 11 Deadline is: Fri. October 5 @ 5 p.m.. Bashaw Publication date: TUES. OCT. 9 Deadline is: Thurs. October 4 @ NOON Castor - Regular deadline Have a safe & happy holiday CLASSIFIEDS 403-309-3300

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BASHAW SPORTS CENTRE has an opening for a full-time employee in a high volume Sporting Goods Store.

Bashaw Sports is looking for a person with: ✓ excellent customer service skills ✓ retail sales experience ✓ a valid Firearms license ✓ a good working knowledge of firearms, ammunition and general sporting goods We offer competitive hourly compensation, flexible hours and good working conditions. Please fax your resume in confidence to: Bashaw Sports @ 780-372-4447 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

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The following will provide you with basic guidelines as to the duties required of this position. Purpose: The Senior Operations Engineer / Engineering Technologist will be responsible for providing support for well servicing, capital development projects, recommending and executing production optimization opportunities as well as providing other technical support as needed. The successful candidate will work closely with both the Calgary based engineering teams and the field based development and operations teams. The candidate should reside in Provost area due to the location of the role. Main Responsibilities & Activities: ƒ Manage service rig activity, including well servicing and well optimizations ƒ Lead production optimization activities including facility optimization/rationalization and other operating cost reduction initiatives ƒ Work with Calgary based engineers and field based development teams to ensure wells are on production and tied in as soon as possible after drilling and completion ƒ Identify facility/pipeline requirements for current and future capital development and work with Calgary based engineers to define project scopes ƒ Participate in the commissioning and the start-up of capital projects as needed ƒ Identify production reactivation candidates and prepare detailed economics to support these projects ƒ Participate in the yearly budgeting process for such items as maintenance capital and operating expenses ƒ Provide technical support by implementing best operating practices ƒ Mentor and supervise junior level staff Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: ƒ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or nationally accredited 2 year Engineering Technology diploma ƒ Minimum 5 years of relevant experience is required ƒ Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills ƒ Experience in the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry including capital project planning and execution would be an asset ƒ Excellent computer skills with proficiency in: Microsoft Office applications, Accumap, AFE Navigator, Peep/Value Navigator, S-Rod ƒ Experience of working with best operating practices would be an asset ƒ Strong technical skills with the ability to work at both the field and corporate level ƒ Comfortable making presentations and facilitating meetings Only qualified candidates of interest will be contacted Interested individuals should forward resume to:

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Common home features fall by wayside While home sales have increased, money is still tight in the building industry and among home buyers. As such, instead of over-the-top features in homes that were once becoming the norm, builders are now focusing on more value-conscious designs and offerings. The list of add-ons also has been reduced. So what can buyers expect to live without when buying a newly constructed home? Here are a few of the common features that are falling by the wayside. * Sunrooms: Although the “bring-theoutside-in” movement was once strong, builders are now focusing on home features that immediately add value


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Although entertaining at home is one way to keep budgets in check, some homeowners have realized they don’t need a complete backyard kitchen with a pizza oven and brick fireplace in order to host guests. According to a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, outdoor kitchens are the second least-likely feature to be included in homes built in 2012. * Media rooms: Individuals certainly love their gadgets, but many of these gadgets have become smaller and more portable. That reduces the need for giant home theaters and gaming spaces. While certain features are disappearing, there are others that are NEW



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* Grass Pasture - Mile north of Big Valley. 105.37 acres with lease revenue, good water supply. #CA324983. $149,900.


5 Bedroom home so close to Custom built executive Renovated 5 bedroom schools. Clean and well cared for. home. Absolutely beautiful. bungalow. New kitchen cabinets. Heated double garage. Mature landscaping. Prestigious Beautiful hardwood. Fresh clean $227,000. Don’t wait! neighborhood.$479,000. Call today! bathrooms. $274,500.

5 Acres 5 minutes to Stettler. Fully developed 6 year old home. Now this is nice! Only $359,000. Call now!

Immaculate Home! This family home features 5 bdrms, 3 bath, 11’ x 28’ patio deck overlooking the fenced yard with RV parking. Huge basement family room with sound surround equipment incl. Immediate Possession! Don’t wait. #CA325271. $359,900.

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.

Sheer Elegance…Magnificent two-storey, located in a private cul-de-sac in Grandview. Exquisite architectural detailing with exotic bamboo flooring, cathedral ceilings, open floor plan. sensuous master bathroom,. So many great features to look at! This is a “Must See. #CA312313. $479,000.

“Absolutely Indescribable” Immaculate 2 storey split Executive home, boasts dream kitchen, relaxing atrium, hot tub room, FP, 2 garages, 4 bdrms, 4 bath. All on a private ¼ section! Surface lease rev. 90 acres cult. pasture, 3 mi. from Stettler. Your future paradise home awaits you! #CA323317.

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.

2 Storey Executive home - Unique home on large lot, 5 bdrms, 5 baths, 2 garages. Spacious private backyard with meticulous landscaping. A Must See! #CA321406.

Large acreage with subdivision potential. 107 acres with 3 bdrm bungalow, garage, shop/shed. Hay, pasture lease revenue. Big Valley. #CA315451. $399,500.







Well kept attractive home with nicely landscaped large lot. $168,900. Call Jill.


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

Call Sales Associate today for FREE or enquiries. Calla aCentral Central "Team" "Team" Sales Associate today for FREE adviceadvice or enquiries. CA0002485

1200 sq. ft. well kept home, one block off main street. $359,000. Call Edna.


Mobile to be moved - 2006, clean well kept comes with skirting. $79,900. Call Wade.


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

Wade Stormoen Associate

Ross Scheerschmidt Associate

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


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


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




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

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 Norma.







Newly developed highway frontage, commercial lots. Will build to suit. Call Brian.

¼ section with lovely 2 storey home, all highway 15 min south of Stettler. Call Wade.

Nice starter home in a small friendly community. $64,000. Call Atie.




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


.14 acre lot with mobile and heated garage. Very affordable at $49,900. Call Jill.

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


Beautiful home on ¼ of land overlooks the Red Deer River. $850,000. Minutes from Big Valley. Call Ross/Doug.


Neat, tidy cabin at the lake @ Rochon Sands. $239,000. Call Brian.


Kyle Ramstad Associate

Many recent reno in this perfect starter home. $189,900. Call Wade.


Looking for a small acreage, but no compromise on house? 5.96 landscaped acres with 2006 home. $334,000. Call Wade.

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Newer home on 1.38 acres with large new shop to store the RV. $525,000. Call Edna.


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Truckers/ Drivers

Truckers/ Drivers

860 Industries Ltd. Class 1 & 3 Drivers • Oilfield Tickets Preferred • Driver’s Abstract • Oilfield Experience Preferred • Competitive Wage • Benefit Package • RRSP Plan Fax resume to: 403-742-6590 Email: or drop off resume at Stettler office


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS all Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: 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. SNOW plow drivers(2) req’d for winter season based out of Lacombe, exc. wages. Must have Class 3 w/air. Call Toll Free 1-877-787-2501 Mon. - Fri. 9 am. - 5 pm. only or fax resume to: 403-784-2330

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Truckers/ Drivers

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. Scheduled days off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

Business Opportunities

RENOVATED HOTEL in Holland, Manitoba, 134 seat bar w/patio, 30 seat restaurant, four rooms and living quarters. Turn key operation w/equipment, $259,900. OBO. Contact 1-204-799-4152.

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Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available!

Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of PetroďŹ eld Industries is accepting resumes for:

• Valid Class 1 w/Air • 4 year minimum B Train & Highway experience • Fuel Hauling experience an asset

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HIGHWAY Drivers Wanted

Super Save is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity


Business Opportunities

FREE VENDING • GED Preparation MACHINES. Appointing prime Morning, Afternoon And references now. Earn up to Evening P/T Classes $100,000. + per year. Exclusive protected Academic Express territories. For full details call now 1-866-668-6629. Adult Education & Training 340-1930 Website:

Gas/Propane Hauling Based in Kamloops BC SO007096 QualiďŹ cations:

We OFFER Competitive Wages & Full BeneďŹ ts Please e-mail resumes: or Fax: (1)604.534.3811


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

• 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 beneďŹ t package. Please forward resume to hr@petroďŹ or Fax 403 742-1905.


CORIX Job Fair We are hiring in Edmonton! Come learn about CORIX and our exciting jobs!

Positions include: Field Technicians and Supervisors, Gas Meter Exchangers, Electric and Water Meter Installers, Technical Sales, Valve Technicians and Utility Operators

Building a World of Sustainable Communities

Tornado Hydrovacs, a division of PetroďŹ eld Industries is accepting resumes for:

SHOP MAINTENANCE PERSON Well established manufacturing shop is looking for an experienced Maintenance Person to perform day-to-day maintenance of our building and equipment. They are to maintain: yard, structures, plumbing, heating and lighting systems, electrical hand tools. The position requires someone with a basic knowledge of various trade fundamentals, sufďŹ cient to deal with these general repairs. Candidate must: have a general knowledge of Microsoft OfďŹ ce programs, possess organizational skills, troubleshooting abilities and be able to work independently. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent beneďŹ t package. Wage would be commensurate with experience/skills. Please forward resume to hr@petroďŹ or Fax 403-742-1905.


PRODUCTION OPERATOR Working in either the Stettler/Ponoka areas, you will work with the production operations staff to manage the day-to day operation of wells, pipelines, multi-well batteries, gas plants and gas compression facilities. As a full-time employee, you will be working a rotating shift and you will be expected to take call as required. Duties and Responsibilities • Well and facility monitoring and maintenance. • Assist with production optimization and trouble shooting. • Work in a team atmosphere and take on a variety of operating challenges. • Understand and perform safety, environmental, and regulatory responsibilities such as hazard identiďŹ cation, equipment lock-out, emergency response and implement safe work procedures. • Identify and scope out opportunities to maximize production, minimize operating costs and eliminate downtime. • Perform housekeeping, performance monitoring and maintenance activities. QualiďŹ cations • High school diploma or equivalent. • Three years minimum of oil and gas ďŹ eld operating experience. • Strong communication, troubleshooting and problem solving skills. • Posses a valid Class 5 drivers license. • First Aid, CPR, TDG, WHMIS and ConďŹ ned Space Entry certiďŹ cation an asset. • ProďŹ cient in MS OfďŹ ce Suite and experience with PVR is an asset.

Send resume to:

Or Fax to:

Direct Energy Box 1689 Stettler, Alberta T0C2L0 Attention: Cory Zimmer

Submit your resumĂŠ today by fax (780)875-6169 or email our HR Recruiter at:

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MANUFACTURING facility located near Donalda, AB seeking reliable and physically fit individual (s) for general labor work. Familiar with operation of heavy equipment preferred. Position is full time. Please contact Fred Parr at 403-857-8168 or send resume to mnetter@ NOW HIRING! Water/Electric/Gas Meter Installers & Field Technicians in Edmonton, Calgary & Medicine Hat. Are looking for an opportunity where you can make use of your skills & talents? Consider joining our team. For more information call 1-855-697-6799. Or visit SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: www.awna. com/resumes_add.php.


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.


BE PART OF A WINNING TEAM Are you ready to advance your career? Mountain View Credit Union has outstanding career opportunities available in our Morrin & Delia branches in the heart of Alberta.

BRANCH MANAGERS, Morrin and Delia (2 positions) Do you aspire to make a difference every day? Do you have a genuine desire to use your skills and experience to assist others, coupled with a track record of past success? If so, we’d like to talk. We’ll provide the opportunity, combined with a work environment and a set of shared values that will enable you to chart your own course to career satisfaction and success. To view full details outlining this exciting opportunity, and to learn more about Mountain View Credit Union, please visit our website at

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C. SCHULTZ ENTERPRISES LTD. 952 Boulder Blvd., Stony Plain, Alberta. Saturday, September 29, 2012, 11 a.m. Gravel & equipment trailers, wheel loaders, C-Can, 85 Ford PU, JD-1840 MWFD Tractor, farm & acreage equipment, collector tractors, shop equipment, HD truck parts, antiques. See www. 1-800-371-6963 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; UNRESERVED AUCTION: New surplus power tools, yard, hardware, shop, furniture, antiques and more. 10 a.m., Saturday, September 22. 1235 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666;

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.


SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to

Employment Training


DO YOU LOVE HORSES? Increase your knowledge and passion for horses with short courses offered by Olds College. Enjoy weekend courses or learn online; /animals 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;;

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

Office Supplies

Remote Camp Cooks and Bakers We offer a progressive work environment, competitive salary and benefits package. Send your resume to or fax: 780-410-1001


10 pkgs. of 500 sheets


Shop Stettler & Save! 403-742-2395 Sporting Goods




POOL TABLE, like new, complete with all necessities, to be moved, offers accepted. 403-742-1873.


EXTENDED STAY ACCOMMODATIONS. Del-Rio Lodge - Weekly & monthly rental. 2200 W. Main St., Mesa, Arizona, 85201. Phone 480-833-0010; Senior discount, fully furnished kitchenettes, studios & suites, utilities, housekeeping, Cox cable, pool, parking all included. Wireless internet & laundry available. BBQ on premises. All room are non-smoking & no pets. Call 480-833-0010 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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


AERATION HALF CIRCLE perforated duct work 24� system complete, have several sets, 403-728-3535 MF750 combine, runs good, MF5465 tractor, 650 hours, like new. 403-347-5431

Horse/Stock Trailers


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

Grain, Feed Hay Funded in part by the Government of Canada.



Farm Equipment

Horizon North Camps & Catering is growing rapidly. SO007065 We are hiring for experienced


4 - 8 FT. SPRUCE and Lodgepole Pine $35 - $45 plus delivery. Please contact Al 403-305-8201.

Travel Packages


Employment Training


STETTLER RENTALS IS SEEKING A PERMANENT F/T DELIVERY DRIVER. Duties to include: The delivery of a variety of equipment, light duty equipment maintenance, Clothing yard work, and customer service. NURSING uniforms XS-L Class 3 license & clean drivers abstract required. 1/2 price 403-741-9325 To join our team, fax resume attention Darryl: Garden 403-742-8777

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990


QualiďŹ cations: CWB Level 1 Inspector preferred Previous experience in welding (pressure welding environment and structural), construction drawings, and materials handling Excellent technical skills Self motivated and a fast learner Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work independently or as part of a team What we can offer: A desirable work environment and opportunity to be part of a great team Long term, stable employment Opportunites for career development A competitive wage and group benefits program An opportunity to grow with a rapidly expanding company

EARN EXTRA CASH! Part-time, full-time immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed; www.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Foremost Universal LP is currently hiring a:





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Please bring your resume. To learn more, visit ZZZFRUL[MREVFRP or call 

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FOR sale 18 bales of round hay bales. Phone 403-742-4035 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.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Stores/ Commercial

Business and Services Directory

For Rent #3000 - #3200


1-877-223-3311 403-309-3300 Business Services #1000 - #1430

Accounting .......................... 1010 Acupuncture........................1020 Advocate/Mediation ............1025 Antique Dealers & Stores ...1027 Automotive ..........................1029 Bands & DJ s ......................1030 Beauty/Cosmetic ................1040 Bookkeeping .......................1050 Cabinet Makers...................1054 Child Care/Caregivers.........1060 Carpentry............................1062 Car Rentals .........................1064 Cat Work .............................1065 Cleaning .............................1070 Clerical................................1080 Construction .......................1085 Consulting...........................1090 Contractors ......................... 1100 Computer Services ..............1110 Drafting & Design................ 1120 Eavestroughing ................... 1130 Educational ......................... 1140 Electrical ............................. 1150 Entertainment ..................... 1160 Escorts................................ 1165 Farm Equipment ................. 1168 Financial ............................. 1170 Fireplaces ........................... 1175 Flooring............................... 1180 Food/Catering ..................... 1190 Furnace Cleaning ............... 1193 Glass Shops ....................... 1196 Mobile Glass Shops............ 1197 Handyman Services ...........1200 Health Care......................... 1210 Income Tax .........................1220 Insurance ............................ 1130 Landscaping .......................1240 Land Mapping .....................1250 Legal Services ....................1260 Limousine Services ............1270 Massage Therapy ...............1280 Mechanical .........................1285 Misc. Services ....................1290 Moving & Storage ...............1300 Oilfield .................................1305 Painters/Decorators ............ 1310 Personal Services ............... 1315 Pet Services ....................... 1318 Photography .......................1320 Plumbing & Heating ............1330 Printing................................1335 Rental - Equipment .............1340 Rental - Misc .......................1350 Repair Service ....................1360 Roofing ...............................1370 Snow Removal....................1380 Travel ..................................1385 Upholstery ..........................1390 Well Drilling ........................1400 Welding ............................... 1410 Window Cleaning ................1420 Yard Care ............................1430



Thorogood Pinches


Certified General Accountants


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

Phone 403-742-2869 4606 - 40 St., Stettler

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

Phone 403-742-1681

Cabinet Makers

4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 or 403-742-3439 P.O. Box 1328 e-mail:


Res: 403-742-2409 Box 685, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0



K K Keen een Klean lean • Carpet Cleaning • Carpet • Upholstry Cleaning Cleaning 403-742-6970 403-740-9782

Drafting & Design




Residential Small Commercial Shop Drawings As Builts rg

lbe Staehr vice a k i S Mon afting Dr

Phone: 403-742-6612 Cell: 780-935-0540 Email:



Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: website:



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


Stettler Furnace Cleaning Qualified and Reputable

403-742-3418 Glass Shops




“Your Service Specialists�

Randy Long • Residential • Commercial • Automotive Needs


THE MOBILE Let us bring the showroom to YOU! TILE SHOP Free estimates on site • Natural Stone - Porcelain TILE SALES • Ceramic and Granite Tile • Custom Showers • Kitchen • Bathroom • Countertops • Material & Accessories Sales TILE INSTALL ATION • Tile Sample Boards available Located in Stettler Alberta Call Liviu ~ 403-740-9317

DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor -Gitzel Krejci Building

4607 - 59 St., Stettler (Beside A & W)


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

Health Care


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



Johnson Connor Agencies 403-742-2392 PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

Legal Services


LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE Lori R. Reule Stettler Professional Building 4819 51 Street

403-742-3411 BRYON D. BALTIMORE of McCuaig Desrochers

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

PERFORMANCE Grant & de Vries Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage “Keeping people in Motion...�


OPTOMETRISTS Ponoka, Alta. 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 Coronation Office 403-578-3221 Hanna Office 403-854-3003

Dr. KERRY WONG Optometrist Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

Dr. E. LYNES Chiropractor 4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta One block East of Scotia Bank

403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443 Misc. Services








Misc. Services


Keeping You



Custom Sewing Alterations Quality Work Reasonable

Rates Phone Sheryl

403-742-4218 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;

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


403-742-8838 Misc. Services

Comprehensive eye health and vision exams Top quality frames, lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management

LL. B.

Call Barry Harvey

*27 years experience*


Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

FINISHING TOUCH Dr. Patricia Ross Dr. P.G. Wilson EXTERIORS LTD. Dr. D.A. Heimdahl 5�Continuous Eaves

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

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Serving Stettler & Area since 1978


“Gutter Clean� Leaf Protection


TEL: 403-742-6277

FAX: 866-305-5686

Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et et, t, Stettler AB AB

All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

BOB HOLOWENKO Furnace Cleaning

PH: 403-742-4101

Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656

“If It’s Electrical We Do It�

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

No. 5 Kunstman Komplex

Health Care

Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON


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





4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

Chapman and Co.



Barristers and Solicitors 4910 - 51 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Gary G. Grant Phone: 403-742-4437

Robert de Vries Phone: 403-742-3399


Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B. 5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB

Personal Services


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 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+).

APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005

FOR rent Oct. 1 to May 1. One bedroom basement suite, kitchen (not to use). Stand up shower (no tub), share occasionally. Washer & dryer, shared. Non-smoker, no pets, quiet mature male preferred. Keep sidewalk free of snow if needed. No loud parties allowed. $450/mo., negotiable. Located in Stettler 53 St. Call Art 403-742-1873. (use of phone)

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


10X12’ With 5x7 doors. For quads, snowmobiles, furniture, etc. Phone: (403)742-9729 DYMY Oilfield Services


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

Houses For Sale


ACREAGE near Linden, AB 1520 sq. ft. 2008 modular home, new 3000 sq. ft. shop, 200 amp service, floor heat, 24 x 14 overhead door, shelter belt w/drip lines, beautiful yard, awesome view $300,000. 403-369-4576

Manufactured Homes


20’ X 76’ BLOWOUT! (3) pre-owned modular homes available from $74,900. and (4) Clearance SRI Homes available for immediate delivery! Call 1-800-461-7632 or www. FANTASTIC FALL BLOW-OUT! Immediate delivery on all existing 2011/2012 stock. Huge discounts! Bonuses: washer/dryer, vinyl skirting, O/R microwave - free! Details - Dynamic Modular, Red Deer. 1-877-341-4422; OVERSTOCKED, HUGE DISCOUNTS, all home must go. Company wide sale and show home clearance carried over! Toll free 1-855-463-0084 (Edmonton) or 1-877-504-5005 (Grande Prairie);

Commercial Property


COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIAL LAND for sale in Bonnyville, Alberta. 2.52 & 3.81 acres for sale in high traffic area ideal for shops, hotels, restaurants, or strip mall. Call Maurice at 780-812-0929. Re/Max Bonnyville Realty

Cottages/Resort Property


Beautiful Bungalow


in desirable Morrisroe. Park like yard. Clean, well kept, 4 bdrm., 2.5 baths, new dev. bsmt. Single att. garage, quiet neighbourood & great neighbours. 31 MacFarlane Ave. $339,900. 403-342-0921

LAKE FRONT PROPERTY -†2300 sqft home on 10 acres $395,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. See #47984.† MLS C3526876. Call 403-519-6773† Email:

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Bike ride to Stettler nets $2,000 R ICHARD FROESE Independent reporter As cyclists wheeled into Stettler after a 60-kilometre journey, more than $1,800 was raised last Saturday for the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter in Red Deer. “We will have raised between $1,800 and $2,000,” said Stettler mother Kim Breker, who initiated and organized the ride that started from Clive. “We’re already planning for next year.” To further support CAWES, she said she wants to expand the fundraiser to become a family event. Starting at 8 a.m., the 12 cyclists — 10 women and two men ranging from 15 years old to their 40s — reached Stettler before noon on a warm fall-like day. “We were quite surprised how quick it took to get to Stettler,” said Breker, noting that the first riders finished in one hour and 55 minutes, while the final cyclists took about three-anda-half hours. CAWES officials were grateful for the local support that will help CAWES build a new unit in Red Deer to accommodate more women and longer stays, said Tina Trowsse, the marketing and

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Cyclists ride from Clive to Stettler last Saturday to raise money for the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter in Red Deer. development co-ordinator for CAWES. “Kim put so much effort into this and we couldn’t have done it without her,” Trowsse said. “She wants to make it bigger and better. “It’s good to build community awareness and get people involved.” Funds will help CAWES in its plans to build a second housing unit to support the current 13-room facility, which has a capacity for 43 women to stay for a maximum of 27 days. “If we build a secondstage housing unit, it will give them more time to utilize our program and to help

them re-establish themselves into the community,” Trowsse said. “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.” CAWES has served many women in the Stettler region with an outreach worker who visits local homes and communities to promote its varied services and programs, while hosting many women at the centre in Red Deer, Trowsse said. For more information on CAWES, visit the website at

RICHARD FROESE/Independent reporter

GROWING LIKE A WEED — Jody Stewart of Stettler reaches for an abundance of mini Sun Gold tomatoes on a backyard plant that has grown to eight feet and 10 inches. “It shocked me,” said Stewart, who noted that her garden wasn’t nearly as productive as the towering tomato plant.





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SHIRLEY ILA WOODS WHO DIED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2011. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by OCTOBER 26, 2012 with Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta (Surrogate Division), Red Deer Court House, 4909 48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3T5. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.


BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS REQUIRED The Town of Stettler invites all community-minded citizens to serve in an advisory capacity to Council in the planning and governing of the municipal affairs of Stettler. Board appointments are made in various areas such as Planning, Police Advisory, Family & Community Support Services, Airport, Economic Development, Communities in Bloom, Library and the Museum. As well, other committees may be added during the year to address various concerns. If you are interested in serving your community in this manner, please indicate which area you have an interest in and submit your written application prior to October 1, 2012 to the Town of Stettler, 5031 - 50 Street, Box 280, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0. Attention: Rob Stoutenberg or e-mail Please feel free to call (403) 742-8305 for further information.

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INVITATION TO BID VILLAGE OF BOTHA Village of Botha East Drainage Improvements Tender No. 121-19855-00 Plans may be obtained from the of¿ces of the Engineer, GENIVAR at 7710 Edgar Industrial Court, Red Deer, Alberta or 2693 Broadmoor Blvd., Suite 132, Sherwood Park, Alberta, on or after 1:00:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Deposit: $50.00 payable to GENIVAR, (Non-Refundable) A public opening of the tenders will follow immediately after closing. Tenders will be received by the undersigned until: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2012 At:

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No: Legal Description: Municipal Address: Applicant: Proposed Development:

2668-2012 Lot 7, Block 16, Plan RN54A 4708 - 49 Street Lawrence Muhlbach Detached Garage 2670-2012 Lot 6, Block 1, Plan9720815 4804 - 45 Avenue Close 955760 AB Ltd. 40’ x 80’ Addition

You may appeal this decision by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Stettler Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, P.O. Box 280, Stettler, Alberta prior to 4:30 p.m. October 3, 2012. For further information, please phone 403-742-8305. Leann Graham Planning & Development Services

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

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-742-3214; 403-742-2966 or 403-742-4271

AL-ANON 403-742-0990

ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-4263; 403-742-8122 or 403-742-4091


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

BRIGANTIA PLACE (formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)


CELIAC (Gluten Intolerance) 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])



NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS 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





GENIVAR Inc. Re: Village of Botha Attention: Jason Lok 7710 Edgar Industrial Court Red Deer, AB T4P 4E2 For the following work: Supply and install a new culvert from the north property to the south drainage pond under access road. Install of a packaged storm lift station, provided by the Village, as per drawings with nine meters (9m) of 300mm PVC inlet with screen at pond, coordinate details with supplier. • Directional drill and place approximately two hundred forty meters (240m) of 100mm HDPE DR11 along Princess Road not to damage existing underground utilities to new trench area. • Supply and install TideÀex check valve on HDPE line and rip-rap pad at the discharge point. • Repair any disturbed landscaping due to construction. • Construct trench design per plan along the alignment parallel to Railway Avenue and tie into existing grades along Range Road 184. • Provide new culvert under access road along Range Road 184. • In¿lling existing trench north of Duke Street and reconstructing a new trench. Tenders must be accompanied by a certi¿ed cheque or bid bond along with the Consent of Surety in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total sum tendered. Lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. If further information is required, please contact Jason Lok, GENIVAR at 403-342-7650.

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The dreaded clubroot has raised its ugly head in the County of Stettler. Quinton Beaumont, director of agricultural services with the County of Stettler, has confirmed three fields within county boundaries have been found to contain the soilborne disease that affects canola plants. Beaumont considers the infestation low, with the amount of canola grown in the county. He said clubroot is a serious but controllable disease. Clubroot has been previously found in the neighbouring counties of Lacombe, Red Deer, Camrose, Ponoka and Flagstaff. “It is not surprising that clubroot — that is spread so easily — would eventually turn up within our borders,” Beaumont said. Although the soil-borne disease can be spread by wind or animals, it’s more commonly transferred by machinery and vehicles. Clubroot causes the roots of canola plants to mutate and swell, restricting absorption of water and nutrients, eventually killing the plant. Canola is an important cash crop, and Beaumont said the county is able to help farmers protect their livelihood. “Your land is your life,” he said. “Council is very conscious of the importance of canola to our agriculture industry and, as a result, we are concerned about the impact clubroot will have on all canola farmers,” said Wayne Nixon, the reeve of the County of Stettler. “We are committed to working together with every farmer in the county to protect our agricultural industry.” The county follows the provincial management plan of testing one field per township annually. Now that clubroot has been found, Beaumont said the county might consider boosting the number of fields sampled. Beaumont said that in the recent clubroot case, it was a farmer who suspected the disease and brought it to the county’s attention. Management is key to eradicating or at least keeping the disease to a minimum. Beaumont strongly recommended carefully-managed rotations where plants in the canola-mustard family are not grown more than once every four years on a particular field. Seeding clubroot resistant varieties of canola is encouraged and careful cleaning of equipment before moving to a different field is considered a good preventative measure. Awareness workshops will be held in the coming months to advise farmers on the best way to minimize the chances of contracting the disease. If farmers have questions or want the county’s agricultural services staff to check a field for clubroot, they’re advised to contact Beaumont at 403-742-4441.

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CREAM OF THE CROP — Brothers Easton (left) and Hayden Scheerschmidt of Stettler help bring in the pumpkin harvest at their aunt and uncle’s farm near Endiang on the weekend. It promises to be a bountiful harvest season in central Alberta. LES STULBERG/Independent reporter




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Notwithstanding the foregoing, non-Ford owners can enter by mailing an original 100 word essay on “what they like about Ford”, with their full name, full mailing address, email, daytime phone number (with area code) to: Vanessa Richard, Pareto Corp., 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M3C 4G4. Contest closes at 11:59pm (PST) on the last day of the 2012 Ford Employee Pricing campaign which will be no earlier than August 31, 2012. Limit of 1 entry per person. Up to 8 prizes available to be won in Canada in 3 possible prize categories, each worth up to CAD$50,000. Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of entries received up to each 10,000 interval of unit sales under the Employee Pricing campaign (“Draw Trigger”). Odds of winning decrease as the contest progresses, more entries are made into the contest, and opportunities for Draw Triggers lessen. Skill testing question required. ▼Offer only valid from September 1 2012 to October 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before August 31, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Purchase a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats/2012 F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4x4 for $28,783/$39,714/$46,413 after Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $11,316/$9,485/$14,186 (Total Eligible Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $4,316/$5,485/$7,186 and Delivery Allowance of $7,000/$4,000/$7,000) is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. **Receive 4.99%/6.29% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $431/$605 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $199/$279 with a down payment of $1,950/$3,500 or equivalent trade-in. Interest cost of borrowing is $4,272.38/$7,356.11 or APR of 4.99%/6.29% and total to be repaid is $31,105.38/$43,570.11. Offers include Total Eligible Price Adjustment of $11,316/$9,485 (Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $4,316/$5,485 and Delivery Allowance of $7,000/$4,000. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Eligible Price Adjustment has been deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Delivery Allowances can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. ±Until October 1st, 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 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, September 19, 2012  
Stettler Independent, September 19, 2012  

September 19, 2012 edition of the Stettler Independent