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More police to patrol Stettler R ICHARD FROESE Independent reporter

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DECK THE STREETS — Stettler’s traditional downtown Christmas tree was transplanted on Main Street at the intersection of 49 Avenue on Tuesday, in time for Moonlight Madness this Friday. The tree will be lit up at 6 p.m. Friday. It was relocated from St. George’s Anglican Church on a chilly Tuesday morning.

Town proposes increase in utility rates and taxes RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter With more funding proposed for Heartland Youth Centre, physician recruitment and rental rates for recreation, Town of Stettler residents can expect to pay a bit more for taxes and utilities. At its regular meeting last week, town council approved a staff recommendation to increase water, sewer and residential garbage and recycling pick-up rates, as it adopted its 2013 interim operating budget, with $14,330,735 in expenditures. While the town has forecast a three-per cent property tax hike for the next three years, staff and council also plan to increase fees for water in-town consumption to $2.52 per cubic metre, up 23 cents, a flat sewer rate increase to $18 per month, up by $1, identical to residential garbage pick-up and $6 per month

recycling, up by $1. “It’s a very responsible budget and will allow the town to provide a high level of services and facilities,” said Mayor Dick Richards, who echoed the words of Greg Switenky, the assistant chief administrative officer responsible for finances. “The 2103-2015 interim operating budget enables council to sustain the current high level of public services, facilities and utilities for all Stettler residents, as well as continue to renew aging capital infrastructure and equipment on an affordability basis,” Switenky said. Mayor Richards noted that water consumption is cost-recovery, expansion of the landfill is needed and he believes that increasing recycling services to businesses is a priority. Those increases in taxes and fees are minimal and responsible, Switenky said. “For a typical residential property assessed at $260,000, the annual

increase is about $174, and subtract the levy for schools and seniors housing, which the town has no control over, that reduces municipal taxes and fees to about $130, just over $10 a month.” “Town council and administration consider the property tax and utility rate increase estimates included in the interim budget necessary, given the present and future obligations required in our community,” Switenky said. “The three-year forecast reflects council’s intent to be fiscally responsible and accountable to its residents.” During its budget planning meeting Nov. 13, council set tentative priorities to allocate $40,000 annually to the Heartland Youth Centre and $25,000 to physician recruitment. The town also plans to continue to provide a 50 per cent subsidy to minor sports associations and youth clubs.

Rumsey correspondent dies LES STULBERG Independent reporter

JACQUI GODDARD

Stettler Independent columnist Jacqui Goddard, a Rumsey correspondent for the past 50 years, died Saturday at the age of 75. For half a century, Goddard penned the Rumsey and district community news for the Independent and the Drumheller Mail. Goddard was active in the Rumsey community as a supporter of the UCW,

4-H, Sunday school, the Royal Purple and the STARS air-ambulance organization. She and husband Ernie Goddard were mainstays in the running of the Rumsey STARS ride for more than 20 years. Jacqui kept a record of each local STARS ride in a large binder — filled with statistics, photos and newspaper clippings. In an August interview with the Independent, she said she was proud of the

Rumsey community for the residents’ hours of volunteer work and their sponsorship of the annual ride. Besides her husband of 57 years, Godard is survived by three children: Charlene (Rod) Woolsey, Ken (Sharon) Goddard and Linda (and fiancé Earl Leduc); seven grandchildren and one sister. Goddard’s funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rumsey Community Hall.

Committed to enhancing Stettler RCMP patrol, Town of Stettler council welcomed news last week that more police officers will be added locally in the next five years. Although Mayor Dick Richards is content with the current Stettler RCMP roster of one commander and seven general duty officers under the town’s contract, he has long requested more officers for the County of Stettler ranks, which currently have three. “I would like to see two more for the county,” Richards said. The mayor and council heard last week that more personnel is also a priority for the RCMP K Division. “Stettler is in line to get more resources — Stettler is in the five-year plan,” said Glenn de Goeij, K Division inspector for client services, who discussed the issue at the town’s council meeting last week. That meeting was set up after town officials expressed concerns and priorities to the provincial government ministry and police officials during the fall convention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association in late September. Recently, Stettler and other Alberta municipalities signed a 20-year agreement for RCMP service, which expires in 2032. While towns with populations of more than 5,000 subsidize policing,

the Stettler mayor pleaded that all municipalities pay a fair share. “Shouldn’t we look at everyone paying for policing?” Richards said. “Urban taxpayers will continue to subsidize rural policing.” Funding from rural municipalities continues to be considered by the provincial government, said Gloria Ohrt, the executive-director for the Alberta Solicitor General’s office. “The government chose not to move forward on this at this time, but continues to study it more and plans to consult more with municipalities.” Responding to a question from Coun. Al Campbell, Ohrt said that if rural municipalities pay for policing, costs to urban municipalities would not be reduced. The town and police continue to maintain a strong relationship, which is expected to be further enhanced under the contract. “We have a good relationship with the RCMP,” Richards said. Under the new contract, Stettler and other RCMP detachments will add links to the community, including a policing committee, a police advisory committee of residents, an annual performance pay by the commander, a community board that will be part of the process to select a sergeant, and added ways for citizens to report complaints and ideas to help the police service be more proficient, efficient and effective.

Fire destroys shop, contents at Ross Lake RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter A fire last Thursday morning destroyed a large storage shop on Ross Lake Road, along with a vehicle, farm equipment and several tools. Firefighters from Stettler Regional Fire Department halls in Stettler and Big Valley responded to the call southwest of Stettler at about 9:30 a.m. “A shop about 1,200 square feet was fully engulfed with flames when fire crews arrived on the scene and the heat from the fire was beginning to damage the siding on the house due to the size of the fire and the wind direction at the time,” Fire Chief Mark Dennis said in a news release. “Fire crews battled the frigid temperatures for several hours, but although the house suffered only external damage, the shop could not be saved.” A skid-steer tractor, a car and several tools were ruined in the blaze, the fire department reported. No injuries were reported and fire officials continue to investigate to try to determine the cause of fire. Dennis didn’t immediately return phone calls daytime Tuesday before this week’s edition of the Stettler Independent went to press.

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Residents in the Stettler, Castor, Forestburg and Bashaw areas showed holiday spirit as a record 1,250 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child were collected at Stettler Alliance Church for needy children in Central America. “This year, we collected 1,247 shoeboxes,” said Christy Brennan, the collection co-ordinator in Stettler. “It’s amazing, it shows great support and response from the community.” This year’s count far surpassed last year’s figure of 901. While the church inadvertently received a double order of 1,200 boxes from Samaritan’s Purse, this seemed the drive the regionwide communities even more to reach this mark. “I guess it was meant to be,” said Brennan. The response seems to

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ing attitude into our children,” Brennan. “It was good to be able to go into the schools and let the students know that they were sending their love and care in these shoeboxes to children less fortunate than they are and its really warms their hearts, “ said Brennan. Whitford specially acknowledged Brennan and Julie Weekes for their effort and energy to encourage so many people to participate and make this the best year yet in this region for Operation Christmas Child. Now, he wants to see this effort and attitude expand. “I would like this to grow into a year-round effort where people think and buy for the shoeboxes not just at Christmas, so we can pack more shoeboxes,” said Whitford. Brennan agrees. “I usually start thinking about buying for shoeboxes just after Christmas and usually buy something

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS — Christmas decorations and gifts and crafts are the major features for the 15th annual Festival of Lights, which began Tuesday at the Stettler Community Hall. Committee members Stephanie Hadley (left) and Amy Roberts and chair Sue Peterson admire the décor during the Owen Blake memorial breakfast. The festival also includes a seniors’ tea today from 2 to 4 p.m., “Jingle Mingle” with the artisans from 7 to 9 p.m., Cocoa, Cookies and Santa Claus Kids’ Day on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., and a Christmas market daily from noon to 5 p.m. The Sounds of the Season concert Thursday and the dance and auction Saturday night are sold out. As your biggest investment, your home can have a tremendous impact on your future. That’s why choosing the right mortgage is so important. As an independent Mortgage Specialist at the Mortgage Centre, I analyze your needs, capabilities and goals, then I help you find the mortgage that offers the best combination of rate, features and flexibility. The result? You get a mortgage that saves you money today and helps you build financial security tomorrow. TANA NIXON, AMP, Mortgage Specialist The Mortgage Centre – Watson Financial Corporation www.mortgagecentre.com/tananixon Tana works for you, not the lenders.

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Multiple two-vehicle collisions reported during busy weekend SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP detachment Below is a summary of most calls for service by Stettler RCMP over a oneweek period. Calls that have SUI attached are still under investigation. If you have any information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents, please contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477). Sunday, Nov. 18 12:37 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at Action Plumbing. The investigator was cancelled prior to attending. 12:19 p.m. — While conducting a patrol on 47 Avenue, a traffic stop was conducted on a green-coloured Dodge Ram truck. It was noted to have dark-tinted windows and a further check revealed that it had an expired, non-matching licence plate. The 21-year-old male driver from Stettler was also found to be driving the truck with no insurance. The driver was charged and the truck was towed. 3:01 p.m. — A 911 call from a rural residence near Gadsby. It was determined that two young children were calling their father and accidentally dialed 911. 5:24 p.m. — A report from the Stettler Esso, advising that $20 worth of fuel was stolen. After some investigation, it was learned that the fuel had in fact been paid for and the entire occurrence was a misunderstanding. 6:40 p.m. — A singlevehicle, deer collision was reported for Highway 56 and Township Road 37-0. 10:10 p.m. — Complaint of a suspicious vehicle was reported on Highway 12 at Stewartwyn Road. The complainant advised that a white-coloured van had been parked at the location for an hour. While at the location, the caller honked the horn to ensure that the occupants were okay. The young male driver was reported to look up and communicated with a rude hand gesture. Investigators attend and located the white van. Although no criminal or foul play was

identified, the 29-year-old male from Camrose and his 20-year-old female passenger were told to move on. Monday, Nov. 19 10:25 p.m. - Report of a single-vehicle collision with a moose on Township Road 40-4. The Ford F-350 only sustained $4,300 damage due to having a fortified heavy steel bumper installed on the front of the vehicle. 8:35 p.m. — An 18-year-old female from 44 Street called to report a threatening phone call from an unknown male, from an unknown phone number. Background checks are being conducted to determine who is the phone owner. SUI 10:19 p.m. — Commercial false alarm from Suzanne and Jenny’s on Main Street . Investigators attended and found the downtown building to have no sign of forced entry and that all was secure. Tuesday, Nov. 20 12:18 p.m. — Report by a third party stating that a 76-year-old male was being assaulted by his 70-year-old common-law wife. Investigators were unable to obtain a statement from thee victim and there was insufficient physical evidence to support a charge. 7:50 a.m. — A red-coloured Dodge truck pulling a stock trailer was reported on Highway 12 just east of town, passing a school bus, while the bus was stopped picking up kids. A licence was obtained by the witness and the 72-yearold owner of the truck has been charged. 2:15 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at the Erskine curling rink. An investigator attended to find the maintenance man on site. He was unaware that the alarm had been activated. 5:45 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported to Drumheller detachment which was found to be in Stettler detachment’s area on Highway 56 south of Stettler. There were no injuries reported from the 52-year-old male driver from Drumheller and the Chevrolet pickup was drivable. 7:24 p.m. — Com-

mercial false alarm at Suzanne and Jenny’s on Main Street. Investigators attended and found the business to be secure. 7:37 p.m. — Report of a stolen licence plate off of a 2012, Chevrolet Cruze. The 47-year-old male owner from Botha noticed the licence plate missing when he was at Sobey’s in Stettler. SUI Wednesday, Nov. 21 6:15 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Content Bridge, near Highway 11. 5:17 p.m. — A false alarm at a residence on 47 Street. The owner called off investigators prior to attending. Thursday, Nov. 22 8:06 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on 49 Avenue and 46 Street. A 36-year-old male driver from Sherwood Park stopped his GMC Sierra on 49 Avenue westbound at the intersection and proceeded unsafely in the oncoming truck traffic headed southbound on 49 Avenue. The Sherwood Park diver was issued a violation ticket. 11:55 a.m. — A dog was reported to have been barking for 45 minutes in the in Spruce Drive area. The dog was located, there was no emergency, other than the owners were not home. The complaint has been passed onto bylaw services for further ffollowup. ll 5:02 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 12, near ChristKing school. Investigators attended the scene, where a Chevrolet pickup rearended a Ford Escape. An 18-yearold male from Morrin was charged with failing to ascertain sufficient space for movement. There were no injuries as a result of the collision. 5:25 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 12. The driver of a 1980 Jaguar rearended a 2006 Honda Pilot. It was determined that both vehicles were turning east — the lead vehicle stopped at the stop sign, and the vehicle following did not think that the lead vehicle would stop. As a result, the following Jaguar rearended the Honda. A 48-year-male

from Castor was charged with following to closely. There were no injuries as a result of this collision. 5:45 p.m. — A truck hauling plastic pipe was reported to be travelling on Highway 12, west out of town. The complainant advised that the load appeared to be loose and was worried that the driver may lose the load. There was no further description obtained of the truck and investigators did not locate the truck. 7 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 near Big Valley. The 46-year-old male driver from Rosedale was advised to attend the detachment, as his Ford Ranger was drivable. 9:08 p.m. — A neighbour dispute was reported on 50A Avenue and 61 Street. Dispute has been ongoing for some time regarding noisy vehicles. On this date, the complaint was over loud music. When investigators attended, the vehicle with loud music was gone. Investigators will continue to mediate until such time as charges are warranted. 11:38 p.m. — A large party with fireworks was reported north of the Auction Mart. Investigators attended the location, but all partygoers were on private property and there was no issue. The female property owner was spoken to and asked to ensure that everyone who was consuming alcohol not drive and to keep the party to a manageable level. Friday, Nov. 23 8:55 p.m. — Commercial false alarm from First Pick Cranes on Range Road 19-3. While investigators were en route, the alarm was cancelled, as there were employees on site. Investigators followed up to ensure there were no issues. 11:35 p.m. — A 911 call from a male in Grande Prairie reported that his wife, who was driving to Stettler, got into an accident outside of town. The caller hung up after his wife called him. There was no collision. Saturday, Nov. 24 4:41 a.m. — An alarm was reported at Bagshaw Electric on 50 Avenue. Upon attending, investigators learned that the alarm was real and there had been a theft. See ‘Police’ on Page A8

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RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter From small-town northern Alberta, Carter Boytinck has joined Stettler RCMP s a new constable to its force. “Growing up in a small town, I can understand the dynamics in the community and people really appreciate getting to know the officers in town,” said Const. Boytinck, who was raised in Fairview, north of Grande Prairie. This is his first station with the RCMP, after graduating from the Depot in Regina in September. “I enjoy small rural towns, that’s why I joined the RCMP to work in a small town,” said Boytinck. “I’ve always been interested in law enforcement.

“You get to be involved with people and help make communities safe.” That’s the model he saw from the police at home. “In my community, the police were involved in the community and visible, “ said Boytinck. “I want to be visible and be a good influence — that’s what I want to portray here in Stettler.” “It’s good to out in the community for awareness.” As he set out in his policing career, he is open to expand his service. “”I want to get a good base with general duty and then see if I am interested in any specific sections — right now I don’t know,” said Boytinck. While in this community, he also plans to get involved in coaching minor hockey.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Promoting Stettler in the tradition of Carl Stettler

‘Bieber fever’ doesn’t warrant football booing By Lori Welbourne Indpendent columnist Canadians are known for being polite people, but last weekend, thousands of spectators at the Grey Cup game in Toronto were anything but when they aggressively booed their nation’s most famous young superstar before, during and after his halftime performance. OK, I understand these predominantly male football fans are not remotely interested in Justin Bieber’s singing and dancing, but didn’t they learn in kindergarten that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything, at all? Perhaps they missed a class. I have to admit, the 18-year-old singing sensation isn’t my cup of tea, either, but I’m sure he’s OK with that. He has millions and millions of adoring fans all over the world screaming for him the way my generation screamed for Michael Jackson and my mother’s generation screamed for The Beatles. Since not many football fans have “Bieber fever,” booking him as part of the halftime show was clearly a ploy to boost their ratings. Undoubtedly, it worked in that regard. “The spectators at the game paid good money for their tickets,” one of my friends said in defence of their behaviour. “They have every right to show their displeasure.” But who are they displeased with? The organizers that booked an entertainer who was obviously not someone their fans would appreciate? Or the entertainer who was doing what he was hired to do? “That is not music,” another friend said angrily. “It’s bubble-gum crap!” What a coincidence. I heard the same thing about Michael Jackson in the 80s and my mom heard the same thing about The Beatles in the 60s. I wonder if those “crap singers” were treated with such hostility by their native countries after becoming international superstars. I doubt it. “Bieber is an embarrassment to Canada,” my friend continued. “Wearing undone overalls and a backwards baseball hat to receive an award from the prime minister is an absolute disgrace!” I have to say, if he were my son, I would have strongly encouraged him to change into a nice suit to receive such an honour backstage during rehearsals, but his questionable wardrobe choice doesn’t warrant the kind of revulsion normally reserved for violent criminals. The severe backlash against Justin Bieber has baffled me for years, and it continues to surprise me as it becomes more intense. I’ll never forget the first grown man I heard spewing venom and practically frothing at the mouth over the young singer when he first became a breakout star. Being the mother of two children who loved Justin’s music, I felt defensive on their behalf, as well as his. In the world of arts and entertainment, what’s considered good or bad is entirely subjective. Pleasing everyone, as we all know, isn’t possible. Do we really need to get aggressively rude toward someone just because we don’t like them or their work? Who among us would enjoy that type of treatment? I guess if the trade-off is fame, fortune and the adoration of millions, most of us would learn to ignore the angry haters and recognize the jealousy, resentment and hostility for what it’s worth: nothing. As a Canadian, I’m extremely proud of my fellow countryman for his astonishing success and contentious talent. His music might not be on my playlist, and I probably won’t be taking any fashion tips from him either, but the Biebs will never hear any booing from me. Like most Canadians, I’m far too polite for that.

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Jesus was specific about evidence of a true disciple Jesus told His servants to, “... go and make disciples ...” (Mathew 28:19). But, have you ever wondered what it means to be His disciple? Some may think of a disciple as a wildeyed, raving, religious zealot prepared to mindlessly follow their master’s wishes, up to and including murder. Others might envision an odd, bleary-eyed person wandering aimlessly, simultaneously and strangely deep, distant and detached from their surroundings. Jesus had neither of the foregoing in mind when He called upon His followers to make, or to be disciples. What He did have in mind is clearly taught in Scripture. The Old Testament word for disciple means to go behind in pursuit of. I think of it as trying to keep up. The New Testament employs primarily two Greek words to describe a disciple. The first simply means learner or pupil, or one who learns. The second word is “mimeomai.” Our English word mimeograph comes from this word and it means to mimic or to copy. If you put the three together, you have someone following fervently, learning diligently and emulating accurately, the attitudes and character of the one being followed. This provides a pretty good working definition for a disciple of Christ. Jesus was very specific about both the duties and evidences of a true disciple. He was selective; He spoke to crowds, but He sought disciples. And the requirements for true discipleship are quite stringent. First and foremost is obedience. He said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.” (John 8:31) Jesus also made it clear that being a disciple required sacrifice. In Luke 14:33, the Lord explained that without a willingness

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to give up everything, “... none of you can be my disciples ...” Fruitfulness follows those who follow Him! In John 15:8, Jesus said that, “... when you bear much fruit ... you show that you are my disciples.” A definitive test for true Christian discipleship is love for other believers. Jesus empathically stated, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” (John 13:35) The apostle John elaborates on this later saying, “Whoever says, ‘I love God,’ but hates another believer is a liar. People who don’t love other believers, whom they have seen, can’t love God, whom they have not seen.” (1 John 4:20) There is one more duty of the disciple ... and it brings us back to where we started. We need to “... go and make disciples of all nations ...” (Mathew 28:19) “Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t His followers. It’s that simple. Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers ...” — Scot McKnight “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” — Dietrich Bonheoffer

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Vocational wing added to high school 1972 — 40 years ago — Byemoor Curling Club’s annual “turkey shoot” offered multiple ways to win a Christmas turkey — shooting the bull’s eye with a rifle, drawing to the button (four rocks), bingo and darts. — The Big Valley 4-H Beef Club members and their families spent a week in sunny California to visit Disneyland and other attractions. — In Fenn news, Hans Stormoen has returned home from the Toronto Royal Winter Fair, where his pen of three Shorthorn steers placed fourth. — Fern Lamoureux was the winner of $1,000 at the Stettler Rotary’s 10th annual Friendship Dinner. — The Stettler Sabres put together their longest winning streak in three years as the opened with a 3-0 record. — The Donalda community held a farewell party for two departing couples as Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones moved to Stettler and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Meyer are headed to Daysland. — Big Valley parents asked the county school board committee for an additional teacher to be added to the Big Valley School

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staff, as the Grade 5-6 class has 36 pupils. 1962 — 50 years ago — Construction has begun on the new vocational wing at William E. Hay Composite High School. Sixteen giant concrete beams, measuring 116 feet long, have been set in place. — A Scollard pioneer, E. J. Usher, died at Edinburgh, Scotland, on Nov. 16. — Martha Spiece was honoured with gifts in recognition of being a 50-year member of the Magnolia Rebekah Lodge. — At a Stettler Camera Club workshop, it was decided members will take pictures of Christmas decorations around Stettler. — Frank Avery has been named the new president of the Stettler Board of Trade. — The Endiang Orchestra supplied the music for a dance at the Victor hall. — Fred Wigley was named Exalted Ruler of the

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How far behind are we in agriculture education? Agriculture education in Alberta recently received a boost in the arm with the creation of the Ag for Life group and its high powered membership. They injected a million dollars plus into some established programs - certainly a welcome development. As much as that support is needed, perhaps this new group could also put some money into evaluating existing ag programs, and investigating and initiating new ideas in ag education. The point being that nowadays education, from certain perspectives, is a competitive situation. Provincial education departments, school boards, teachers and parents are being constantly lobbied by special interest groups, social engineers, busybody bureaucrats, lobby groups, know-it-all academics, teachers unions and a swarm of other self-appointed education experts. They all compete in trying to change, improve, hijack, manipulate, defend, and save the education system. When you ponder that bigger scenario, it would seem that getting ag education on any agenda is an uphill battle, considering all the powerful vested interests with their agendas. Oh and I forgot, they usually have a lot more money, political connections and sheer deviousness in getting attention and action from educators and governments. Folks in the agriculture education

business consider themselves lucky if they can get even modest initiatives like the classroom ag program into a few schools once a year. Considering the entrenched establishment they are up against that is indeed a victory. The problem always is with the actual decision-makers, who by the time they can decide on what programs will be part of the education system, already have ingrained biases that they picked up through their own education process in universities, media, professional groups, unions, etc. Add into that the general naivete and gullible perspectives city folks have about food and agriculture production, and you have a recipe where ag education is going to get shafted by other more duplicitous special interest lobby groups. I am suggesting that for ag education to succeed at the elementary and high school level, we need first to educate students in colleges and universities. I realize the whole matter becomes a chicken and egg situation. But I maintain that educating the decisionmakers is the first step.

teaching and the bureaucracy. We lose before we can even start. Ag education needs some research into firstly how our foes are operating throughout the education system at every level. Let’s face it — they are good at what they do — we could learn from them. Secondly we need to identify at what level ag education would garner the best long-term benefit. We need to continue supporting it at the elementary and high school level, but it’s a hard sell when teachers have already been indoctrinated against modern agriculture whilst at university. We also need a better understanding of the programs that the Alberta Department of Education approves and promotes in regards to food, lifestyle, environment, health — anything that can relate to agriculture. For instance, we might be surprised to find the subtle ways youthful attitudes can be swayed by teachers demonizing factory farming for instance. One hesitates to suggest corrective measures against obvious twisting of reality by educators, but ways must be found to get the agriculture message more fairly presented at this level. A positive offence would be the better approach, but first we need to know exactly how far behind we are in ag education at every level. Looks like a good research project to me.

It’s important because the anti-agriculture lobby is doing just that — influencing those folks at the attitude development level in universities, even in the government bureaucracy. It would be enlightening to find out how those groups have infiltrated our teaching establishment. What are university and college professors teaching those students about food and agriculture issues? Consider this — a couple of years ago many universities under pressure from campus lobby groups ruled that only free-range eggs could be used in campus food outlets. There were precious few to question the absurdity of that decision. On most campuses in large cities, you will find all sorts of campus clubs dedicated to animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-ag green groups, but basically no groups dedicated to the true story of agriculture in this country. There is a message there and the power of political correctness would see professors siding with the anti-ag groups. Students then graduate with biased attitudes into

Amendment to bill protects people who do the right thing The Alberta Legislative 2012 fall session has been filled with plenty of debate on bills that have been brought before the house. This past week saw lengthy debates that included debate on Bill 4 the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act. The Wildrose Opposition will be proposing several amendments to Bill 4, with such things as adding to its scope so that whistleblower protection extends to all provincially licensed health and seniors facilities, and the Crown prosecutors office. The Wildrose Opposition has identified that the Alberta government has also compromised the effectiveness of Bill 4 by putting provisions in the bill that limit to whom it applies as well as where, when it can be applied. An amendment that is calling for the removal of Section 31(1), which would essentially allow an appointed commissioner the unlimited ability to do nothing if they so chose. That amendment is being brought forward by Wildrose MLA Rod Fox from Lacombe-Ponoka. By allowing exemptions to any person, class of persons or public entity, information, record or thing from the application of all or any portion of this act or the regulations, it becomes arbitrary, which is what Section 31(1) allows. Having these types of conditions can effectively give the person disclosing corruption no protection, at all, which negates the whole purpose for the bill. You either have an open and transparent government or you don’t. There can’t be any fence-sitting with respect to protection of a whistleblower. You either will or won’t protect them. Protection of whistleblowers is the moral obligation of a government to be open and transparent — any conditions that compromise these courageous people violates that obligation they should have to all of us. Another important amendment being brought forward would allow anonymous access to whistleblower policies, as well as the ability to file disclosures anonymously and without fear of having their name being released to their respective department. The ability to be anonymous will alleviate the fear of reprisal that often prevents people from coming forward with information on corruption and mismanagement. An area that this whistleblower legislation lacks accountability to taxpayers is on the ethical plain by not including scenarios that would prevent bullying and intimidation of our health-care professionals. Alberta Health Care professionals are currently living under fear of retribution based on complaints that have been filed by the victims of these attacks that this government has

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Minister awards top marks to new Education Act By Jeff Johnson Alberta Education Minister Bill 3, the Alberta’s government’s new Education Act, passed with only minor amendments last Tuesday. The Education Act brings to life the vision for education that thousands of Albertans shared with us through Inspiring Education. We’ve spoken with students, parents, teachers, support staff, school administrators, board trustees and superintendents, and community and business representatives. The result of the provincewide conversation is legislation that I’m confident all Albertans can like. The Education Act was first tabled at the end of spring 2011 as Bill 18. While it reached debate in second reading, no vote was taken before the session ended. After additional consultation in fall 2011, and subsequent revisions, the act was reintroduced as Bill 2 in spring 2012, but did not reach third reading before the announcement of the provincial general election. The Education Act places an emphasis on welcoming, caring, respectful and safe schools. It calls on school boards to develop codes of student behaviour and provide a learning environment that is safe and free from physical and emotional harm in order for children and youth to be successful in school. I’m proud to say that the Education Act features some of the strongest anti-bullying legislation in the country. Our new legislation acknowledges that bullying can happen anywhere, especially in a world dominated by technology. Bullying that occurs outside the school grounds can nonetheless affect the school environment, and this act gives principals new tools to deal with bullying. The Education Act is the first legislation in Canada to formally recognize the role of parents as a child’s first and most important teacher. It continues to ensure parents have choices about the kind of educational environment that is right for their child, whether it is public, separate, francophone, private, charter or home education. What it comes down to is putting students first. Moving beyond just the four walls of the school and involving the community in making sure all Alberta children reach their full potential as engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. The new law also raises the age students must attend school to 17 years old, an increase of one year from previous legislation, and allows students access until they are 21, up from the current 19-years-old cutoff. Increasing the age of access will give students more time to finish, and eliminate the burden of cost, which in some cases has been a barrier for older students hoping to complete their high school education. These changes might encourage more students to complete high school. Improving high school-completion rates is important as the government plots the future of Alberta, the sustainability of the economy and the skill level of the province’s workforce. This new legislation gives all of us the opportunity to take one of the best education systems in the world and make it even better. Now that the Education Act has passed, the next step will be to review the supporting regulations and policies. We promise to continue to seek input from Albertans as this ministry develops and revises the supporting regulatory framework.

MLA Report by Rick Strankman subsequently decided not to investigate leaving them feeling open to prospective persecution for coming forward. It’s impossible to legislate ethical behaviour, but we do have the opportunity to make this legislation deal with anyone that steps outside of the ethical guidelines the tax payers of Alberta deserve and expect. This legislation is very important and long overdue in Alberta, but it must not exclude anyone from protection from reprisal for doing what is ultimately the right thing to do. The Wildrose Official Opposition will continue to bring the appropriate amendments forward to protect anyone willing to come forward with information that will ultimately benefit all of us. Rick Strankman, the MLA for Drumheller-Stettler, can be reached at dumheller.stettler@assembly.ab.ca or on Twitter: @RickStrankman

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4-H members shuffle snacks, crib with the Drop-In crowd The Funspiel floor curling tournament held in Endiang last Monday had 16 teams compete, with participants from Stettler, Castor, Halkirk, Delia, Donalda and Botha, as well as the local Endmoor players. In a “funspiel” names are drawn at random from all players entered and teams are formed from the draw. In first place was the team of Irene Brooker, Darryl Ashbacher, Olga Cox and Annette Meyer. Second place went to Boyd Jackson, Ada Church, Doris Schilling and Eleanor Huber. Hans Cluver, Gloria Ventnor, Jack Grams and Erma Marquart captured third spot. Everyone went home with a curling prize and the lucky draw winners were Annette Meyer, Shirley Bates, Eva Nielsen, Bob Green, Charlie Thompson and Doris Schilling. Tuesday was crib night at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre. Top score went to Mickey Tucker, while Bill Graham came in second. The Drop-In group enjoyed the company of the Byemoor 4-H Beef Club. The 4-H members brought snacks for the crib players to enjoy and the older members played a few games of crib with the Drop-In members. The visit was entertaining for both groups. Next crib night will be Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. with all welcome to attend, no membership is needed. Gordie and Roxy Gallagher were honoured with a surprise house warming party on Thursday evening at their new home in Byemoor. We hope you enjoy your new home, Gordie and Roxy. Congratulations to Chelsea Walker and Alan Pero who were married on Nov. 22 at the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. More than 50 friends and family members from Canada attended the wedding. Chelsea is the middle daughter of Clint and Tammy Walker and the granddaughter of Evelyn Walker. We wish the newlyweds all the best as they start their married life together. Congratulations are also extended to Chad Sorensen

and Melitta Walgenbach on their marriage on Saturday in Stettler. The Endmoor district was well represented at the wedding. Chad is the younger son of Jim and Leanne Sorensen and the grandson of Agnes Sorensen. We send best wishes to this young couple for a happy marriage. The newlyweds will be residing at Big Valley. Several enjoyed the Endiang Grey Cup party at the hall on Sunday, but most, likely did not enjoy the outcome as Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup over Calgary Stampeders, by a score of 35-22. Marlene Wallace also celebrated her birthday at the Grey Cup party. Her 39th — again! We send get well wishes to Debbie Tateson in the Hanna hospital and Dave Nixon Sr. in the Stettler hospital. We hope you both enjoy good health soon. Keep in mind Santa Claus Day is coming up in Byemoor on Dec. 1, starting at 11 a.m. There is still time to get your tickets for the Ben Crane Concert in Endiang on Dec. 8. Reserve your tickets by calling 403-585-8379 or 403317-4918. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be holding their Christmas service on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. with all welcome. Alberta trivia — The Caesar, a popular cocktail drink, was invented in Alberta by a Calgary bartender.

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By Darlene Tamtrum Donalda & District Museum The Donalda and District Museum hosted “Stones & Bones” at the Drop-In Centre on Saturday, with three anthropologists from the U of A here to study the artifacts. It was well-attended by local people who brought in old arrowheads from an earlier era. Two buffalo heads were brought in — both said to be thousands of years old. It was interesting to see how they changed to adapt to their social behaviour. The response was so good that the students would gladly come back and do another. Don’t forget Donalda will kick off the Christmas festivities on Saturday at 11 a.m. There will be a Craft Market at the Community Hall, Santas’s Shopping Centre at the Drop-In Centre, this is for the little ones to come and shop for their parents and siblings everything at the shopping centre is $1. The Donalda Community Art Gallery will be open with a display of Nativity Scenes and Village Christmas Scenes. Lunch will be available at the Community Hall, sponsored by the Donalda School Parent Group. Santa pictures will be taken at 3 p.m. at the hall. Winding up the day will be a Lite Parade at 5 p.m. Come one, come all for a day in Donalda. Birthday wishes go out to Donna Bromeling, Carter Salmon, Gail Baker, Kari Schoettler, Kathleen Kneeland, Shelley Ternes, Skyler Grams, Stefan Banziger, Daniel Lee, Erin Lane, Brenda Gebhardt, Candace Kotz, Ainsley Knodel(Klatt), Irene Norman, Jackie Sutton, Terry Nordahl,Chad Ramstad, Jayden Knodel(Klatt), Joel Shepherd, Sharon Wasyliw, and anyone else celebrating a birthday this week. Happy Birthday.

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Big or small, fire department Ashbachers stock Agribition appreciates all contributions awards for Hampshire ram, The Stettler Regional Fire Department Station 2 (Big Valley Fire) would like to take this opportunity to thank Pat and Tommasina Loria and all the members of their pulling crew for donating their locomotive pull winnings from the Big Valley Train Station’s 100th anniversary celebration to this fire department. We applaud Bob Willis, Don Gillespie and their staff for such a wonderful event. The whole community thoroughly enjoyed the day, the camaraderie and fun competition and it was so very generous of everyone involved to donate their winnings to our fire department. The Big Valley Fire Department would also like to thank all the people who contribute donations to this department. Though thanks are not always sent out, please know that any donation, big or small, is always welcome and put to good use. Our village and its citizens are so generous with our fire department and we would like you all to know how greatly we appreciate it. As usual, the Big Valley community events calendar is filling up fast. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for upcoming events. The Big Valley DropIn Centre members’ Christmas dinner will

premier breeder honours be on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 2013 memberships are due and cash donations will be collected for the food bank. There will be a meeting of the Big Valley Legion on Monday, Dec. 3, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall. The Big Valley E-Free Church hosts Kids’ Klub every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Connie at 876-2502. Also, plan ahead for their annual “Live Nativity,” which takes place on Sunday, Dec.16. The annual general meeting of the Big Valley Agricultural Society will be next Monday, Dec. 3, at the Community Hall. This meeting begins at 7:30 and is open to all. Hall Board Bingo takes place every Thursday evening at the Big Valley Community Hall, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Come out to the Big Valley Elks’ evening of live entertainment on Friday, Dec. 7, featuring “Country Blend’s Christmas and Classic Country” at the Big Valley

Community Hall. Supper is at 6:30 p.m., with the show set to begin at 7:30. For more information, call 403-876-2779 or 403876-2775. Also, the Elks’ annual turkey Bingos are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Rumsey and Wednesday, Dec. 12, here in Big Valley. The Big Valley Municipal Library is hosting a Children’s Christmas Craft event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Big Valley Library. Please call the library for more information at 403876-2642. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Big Valley Library. The Big Valley Royal Purple will host a New Year’s Eve party. Included in the evening’s festivities will be a hypnotist, supper and a dance. For more information, contact Jenni at 403-876-2558 or Sharon at 403-876-2779. Don’t forget to come out and see Santa at the Big Valley Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 15. For more information, call Brenda at 403-876-2420.

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Sunday’s Grey Cup parties are always a kickoff to the Christmas season and a busy time of year. As the East dominated the play against the West last Sunday, a quick check on the definition of the word Argonaut seemed necessary. It means “someone engaged in dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure” and/or “ a person who enjoys taking risks.” Toronto was all of that Sunday in knocking off the Calgary Stampeders. Congratulations are sent out to Chad Sorensen and Melitta Walgenbach, who were married on Saturday evening at the Stettler Hall. The newlyweds will reside in Big Valley. Happy birthday to Corrine Cordel, who celebrated a milestone birthday on Sunday. Her parents, sons, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends gathered in Camrose on Saturday to help her celebrate. Word has been received on the passing of Ken McDonald on Nov. 18 in Calgary. Ken spent several years in our community working away during summer and later spending his winters in Mexico. Rose Koenraadt, Halkirk’s representative on the FCSS board, attended the

Police check drive-thru incidents Continued from Page A3 Surveillance footage was obtained and an older, mid-90s Chevrolet or GMC extended cab truck, white with a thick red stripe, was observed leaving the area as the owner arrived on scene. The thief was identified as a white male, wearing a black hoodie, jeans and work boots. He made off with a large amount of copper wire, valued at over $5000. SUI. 9:26 a.m. — Residen-

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FCSSAA Power of Prevention conference held in Edmonton this past week. Darrel Ashbacher and his daughter Erin returned from attending the Canadian Western Agribition held in Regina. The Ashbachers received the grand champion award for their Hampshire ram and the premier breeder award. JD and Sandra Johnson with daughters Devon, Toryn and Aspen spent a week in the Cancun area of Mexico. They said it was a little cool — Boo Hoo. COMING UP: Nov. 29 – Hall board regular bingo at 7:30; Dec. 2 – Christmas in the Village with the Elks annual breakfast from 9 to 11 am; Santa is due to land at 10 am; Christmas market at the School from 10 to 1 pm; Sleigh / wagon rides around town and a chance to go caroling; Dec. 18 – Mother Teresa School’s Christmas concert.

criminal activity found. An employee attended and locked the business. 10:39 p.m. — A 911 call was received from a local church on 51 Street, but all that was heard was static. Investigators attended and did not find any emergency and deemed the call to be due to phone-line malfunction. 11:04 p.m. — Call of suspicious activity on 57 Street in Stettler. A white Chevrolet pickup truck was stuck in the snow near the fence of the campground. RCMP attended and located the truck. The female driver of the vehicle was issued a three-day suspension and her vehicle was seized for three days. It was also discovered that the vehicle was not registered. Sunday, Nov. 25 1:22 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the Tim Hortons drive-thru. Police attended and it was discovered that a white Ford Mustang had ran into the back of a pickup truck. The driver of Mustang had his foot slip off of the clutch, causing the vehicle to move forward and run into the hitch of the truck in front of the Mustang. No alcohol was involved. The two drivers exchanged information at the scene. 2:24 a.m. — Report of an impaired driver. The vehicle was located parked on 68 Street, in front of the registered owner’s residence. It is unknown if the driver/owner was impaired. 3:25 a.m. — A 19-yearold female was seen pushing another female in front of Social Bo’s. Through the investigation, it was discovered that the 19-yearold female was on conditions from previous charges. The 19-year-old female was arrested and charged for failing to comply with her conditions. Her case is set for Stettler court on Jan. 10, 2013. 3:39 a.m. — Report of a possible impaired driver near Tim Hortons. The vehicle was described as a white diesel pickup truck. Patrols were made, but the vehicle was not located.


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Hay rides, Santa’s visit headline weekend Christmas is less than a month away and there is no better place to get in the mood than the Gadsby District Hobby Club 16th annual Santa Claus Day, turkey and ham supper and turkey bingo coming up this Saturday in Gadsby. Santa arrives at the bank building 2 p.m. There will be hay rides, candy bags and visits with Santa. The supper begins at 5 p.m. at the community hall and bingo back at the bank building 7:30 p.m. Something for everyone.

Congratulations to Melitta Walgenbach and Chad Sorensen who were married Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Stettler Community Hall at 7 p.m. The hall was packed with friends and family. Open house, lunch buffet and dance followed the ceremony. Percy and I attended the Gadsby Village Christmas supper Saturday night, along with councillors Sam Wilson, Fred (and Velvet) Entwisle, Jennifer (Brian) Burke, secretary Jacqui Purvis-Smith and longtime office adminis-

trator Lavonne (Smitty) Smith. While at the Otherside, I was thrilled to see Kelly Sutherland come in. He was among the guests at Melita’s wedding. I missed Layne MacGillivray and Ross Knight.

Busy December schedule for school and community It’s hard to believe another month has gone by so quickly and December is soon upon us, which brings us closer to another festive season. With this month soon ending so quickly, so does the end of hunting season, so hopefully all you hunters out there were able to fill all your tags and get all the game you wanted. With December upon us, it brings another busy schedule for us all. With Christmas, there is the hustle and bustle of everyone getting ready for the big day, Christmas. It also brings another busy month for the staff and students at our Botha School, with preparation for a Christmas concert, craft and activities. They also have their regular schoolwork, so it will be another busy month for them. Talking about Christmas, the Turkey Bingo will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, starting at 7:15 p.m. at the Senior Centre. It will be quite the exciting evening as the jackpot (which has not been won for quite a while) is still up for grabs, and also the turkey winnings. You could be the lucky one winning the jackpot and also taking a turkey home with you. So you cannot afford to miss this exciting evening — hope to see you there. A big congratulations goes out to the big winner of the lonnie pot last Tuesday, Nov. 20. He was able to take $60 or so home with him. Way to go and congratulations. Monday, Dec. 3, is the monthly Botha meeting, so hopefully all seniors can make it out to this. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. with a pot luck luncheon, so please bring something with you to share.

in the Stettler hospital. A brother for Lyncoln. Proud grandparents are Norman and Donna Robinson and great-grandmother Phyllis Robinson. Mother and baby are doing well. We are pleased to hear Lorraine Potter has returned home after a lengthy stay in hospital. And we send get-well wishes to Leigh Shepherd. Grant and Judy Musgrove and family, along with Gordon Jackson, were guests at Bill and Joyce Hansel’s on Sunday for Grey Cup day. It was

who were also there. Happy 65th birthday goes out to Jimaine (Robinson) Walgenbach! And congratulations to Donavon and Tarah Robinson on the birth of their son, Oliver James, on Nov. 23

great to have our Calgary Stampeders in the 100th Grey Cup, but ... The William E. Hay Composite High auditorium was close to capacity on Saturday afternoon when more than 550 friends and relatives came together to say goodbye to Steve McKnight. While listening to the eulogies and watching the overhead pictoral history of Steve, it became apparent how appropriate for us to be seated in the auditorium where Steve excelled in so many sports.

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January 13, 2013 The next old-time dance will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. This will be their Christmas dance and the entertaining band for that evening will be the Country Gold North Band. So, great music, a great crowd and tons and tons of fun, so make sure you make it out for this. There will be a pooled lunch, so please bring buns/sandwiches or pastry with you to share. There will be no old-time dance on Sunday, Dec. 30, due to the New Year’s Eve dance instead on Monday, Dec. 31. Hopefully, this does not cause any inconvenience for anyone. But the New Year’s Eve dance sounds fantastic. If you have any questions relating to any of the dances, please contact Doug or Bernadette Haustein at 403-742-3994. Don’t forget coffee time at the Senior Centre every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Carpet at 1:30 p.m. Also, floor curling every Thursday at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend all these events, so why not join in — they would be happy to see everyone out to all of these. With December coming so close, we are able to see a lot more snow coming our way, so if you would like your driveways done, please contact the village office or one of the members.

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We did it! Thanks in part to Stettler Elementary School, we can chalk up a new Guinness World Record for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.” Our cupstacking day last week was a success! Thanks again to Mrs. Andersson for organizing this fun event. Our report cards were issued on Monday and our parent-teacher interviews were Wednesday and Thursday. Thanks, parents, for coming out. The book fair has been a great success — lots of parents and students have been doing their Christmas shopping. Thanks to Mrs. Pinder, who has been busy all week running a fantastic Scholastic Book Fair! Our Lost and Found was again placed in the entry by the office over the course of interviews. Any unclaimed clothing was bagged and sent to the Superfluity. For the whole month of November, each pre-kindergarten child has enjoyed having a special guest (parent or otherwise) come in to spend one day with them at school. The children have been delighted to share all of their daily activities (such as Circle Time, Gym, Snack, Craft and Centre Time) with their guest! This month, we have been learning all about

Elementary News By Katy Syson farm animals and activities through song, craft and games. One of the children’s favourites is to play an animal game of charades where they take turns acting as a farm animal and their friends have to guess what kind of animal they are. We have some very good actors in our class! Also this month, the 3 RV students have been trying “extra” hard to be peaceful citizens. Students have been recording good deeds they have done at home, school, or in the community and explaining how each good helped make it a more peaceful place. Students have also been busy presenting their amazing treasure maps they created as their culminating project to their mapping unit. The 3RV class would like to welcome Erin Mercier and her family! We are glad to have you back in Stettler! Grade 2SG earned its first Reading Party by reading 500 books as a class. The students used the pizza party they won from Terry

Fox and watched a movie and had a lot of fun. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, a few classes got together to sort and pack all of our Operation Christmas Child boxes. Christy Brennan came to facilitate this event and did a wonderful job. She got the students organized and all the boxes were packed and loaded in her car by the end of the day. It was a great success. Thanks to all the generous families that donated, we were able to pack 137 boxes. Coming up at the end of November, our choir will be singing at the Festival of Lights on Nov. 28 and we will have Hat Day on Nov. 30. Cute quote of the week: A teacher is explaining to her class how to find their pulse. She asks the kids to put their fingers on their necks to feel for the light thumping when one little girl looks up with a look of concern and says, “I don’t think mine is turned on?” Ah, kids say the darndest things.

Dear Boys & Girls Have you written your letter to Santa yet? Kids, this year you don’t have to send your letter to Santa all the way to the North Pole. Instead, go to the Stettler Independent and ask my helpers for a special envelope addressed to my headquarters in Stettler. Put your letter to Santa in the envelope along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and deposit in Santa’s mailbox at the Stettler Independent Of¿ce. All letters must be received by December 4, 2012. Mrs. Claus and I will work very hard to answer all our letters!

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It has been a busy week at William E. Hay Composite High School this week, with portfolio presentations, Grease and Challenge Days! There is a leadership opportunity for grades 10, 11, and 12 students at William E. Hay. You would be travelling with the William E. Hay teachers and administration to the NASSP/CSSR conference in Washington, DC, and taking part in the showcase presentation of our Alberta High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project.

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Interested students can access the application form on the William E. Hay email student conference. Students will need to submit an application form, essay topic, and character-reference request. Applications are due to Mrs. Lotoski by Thursday, Dec. 13. For any students interested in taking part of the Remembrance Day contest with the Legion, submit a Poem, Essay, black and white art poster, or a coloured art poster, to Mrs. Lotoski in Room 127 by Wednesday, Nov. 28. For any Grade 12 students entering the faculty of education, you’re invited to apply for a $500 scholarship with Phi Delta Kappa International. If you are interested, talk to Mrs. Brown, Mr. Aspenes or Mrs. Enyedy. The cosmetology class is welcoming new clients last block, every Thursday. Come down for a cut, colour, manicure or massage for reasonable prices. Call to book an appointment at 403-742-2523.

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Provincial honours recognize Blakely’s service LES STULBERG Independent reporter EDMONTON — Faye Blakely’s notable contributions to FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) were recognized with a provincial award on Thursday in Edmonton. The Stettler woman was one of five people in Alberta to receive an award of merit during a ceremony at the annual convention of the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta. The inscription on her award reads, “Celebrating your spirit, imagination and dedication of strengthening the social fabric of your community.” Blakely was active in all levels of FCSS, including Stettler and district, the East Central Alberta regional association, and the provincial association. She was the treasurer during her long tenure with the provincial association. “I was really honoured to be chosen,” said Blakely, who spent 27 years involved with FCSS at Stettler. “You’re not an island unto your own,” she said in crediting staff, the FCSS board and her family for their support. Blakely’s family joined her at the ceremony — husband Chuck, sons Shawn and Tony, and daughter Carmen and her husband Brian Illing. “Faye was a dedicated and committed employee

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Stettler’s Faye Blakely receives an award of merit from Jeff Carlson, president of the FCSS Alberta Association, last Thursday in Edmonton.

who believed strongly in keeping services in the rural community and worked hard in order

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passionate about FCSS and its mandate of prevention. She was not above doing anything,

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Faye Blakely’s family joins her last Thursday in Edmonton as she was honoured with an award of merit for her longtime dedication to the FCSS program. From left are Shawn Blakely, Tony Blakely, Faye and Chuck Blakely, and Carmen and Brian Illing.

when it came to supporting projects and programs within the community. Faye might be the banker, the burger flipper or just get on her soapbox to ensure that the project was successful. “Without Faye’s determination and drive to find funding partners, Stettler would have missed out on some very critical provincial and federal services. In doing so, she was able to strengthen the presence of FCSS in Stettler.” Blakely said that her work at the provincial level gave her “connections that were valuable and important for rural Alberta. “I learned a lot — it was very rewarding — and never boring.” Blakely retired earlier this year. She admitted the work did present its challenges, but credited her financial background as being an asset. “As attested to by her colleagues, Faye worked every day with boundless energy,” said town councillor Malcolm Fischer. “This enthusiasm has been a key ingredient in our FCSS’s great

history of service.” Joe Gendre, a county councillor and chairman of the local FCSS board, said Blakely’s business savvy stood out. “As a daughter of the late chuckwagon driver Orville Strandquist … Faye’s cowboy business sense” emerged, Gendre said. “She shot from the hip and showed deep passion and commitment to the underdog FCSS. Above all, Faye lived and breathed FCSS. Faye wrangled hard-toget government contracts that paid for many good programs that gave young and old of our community better lives, and she did it with a no-nonsense budget. I miss her infectious laugh and wit.” Blakely’s colleagues said her bubbly personality always added to great conversations and her fun-loving ways were good for staff morale. She was said to have “more energy than most people would ever hope for.” Blakely is remembered for one of her often-used quotations: “When you work for FCSS, you’re a lifer.”

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Golfer swings to success on national tour LES STULBERG Independent reporter Big Valley’s Sandra Schell golfed her way to top honours in the Canadian Golf Town national amateur series in Miami this fall. She claimed the National Order of Merit, won the women’s skins game and claimed third place in the national championship. The tournaments were played at Miami’s prestigious Doral Spa and Resort, home of the Blue Monster, now a TPC course. The Blue Monster has been the site to a PGA Tour event for more than 46 years. The likes of Tiger Woods play that course. Schell said it was just her third year of competitive golfing. She enjoys the perks of the amateur series, which enabled her to travel across Canada. “You get to golf at fantastic golf courses that you wouldn’t normally be able to afford,” she said. The Golf Town national amateur series provides men and women of all ages, with any handicap, the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. The goal is to provide the highest standard of professionalism, offering golfers the opportunity to play a collection of Canada’s finest golf courses and experience the excitement, camaraderie

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Sandra Schell of Big Valley wrapped up a banner golf season in Miami this fall. The Alberta champion garnered top honours in the Canadian Golf Town national amateur series. and friendly competition of tournament golf. From May through September, Canadian golfers can play 25 of the nation’s finest public and private golf courses in one-day tournament formats. Schell qualified for the

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Oil Kings on short end of two one-goal games Submitted by: Brent Forster, Big Valley Oil Kings The Big Valley Oil Kings put forth a good effort in their two weekend Battle River Hockey League games, but came up short in each game by one goal. In Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Hardisty Stampeders, both teams displayed strong defence and goaltending, resulting in a scoreless opening period. The Stampeders opened the scoring a minute into the second period on a goal by Chad Marchand, who has 18 points in just five games. Hardisty went up 2-0 at 13:15 on a power-play goal by Trevor Bromby. Oil Kings captain Brett Muhlbach cut the lead to one goal with an unassisted marker with 2:26 remaining in the period. Former Innisfail Eagle Chad Benoit tied the score early in the third period on a feed from Oil Kings rookie Dylan Muhlbach and defenceman Aaron Neumeier. With 5:29 remaining in the final period, Hardisty’s Cam Dion scored the winner on a power play. The Oil Kings also lost 3-2 on Saturday when they faced the Sabres in Sedgewick. Big Valley fired 36 shots at Sabres goaltender, Jordy Cox. Sedgewick opened the scoring on a Jeff McNeil powerplay goal at 15:44. The Sabres held the lead until late in the second period when former University of Lethbridge Pronghorn Austin Davenport scored on the power play to pull the Oil Kings even. Assists went to Cochrane native Dave Sissons and hometown rookie Dylan Muhlbach, who has four points in four games. The Sabres went ahead 2-1 on a goal by former British Columbia junior A skater Dru Morrison at 11:56 of the third period. Sedgewick expanded its lead less than a minute later when Patrick Tran found the back of the net. With his second goal in the past two games, Big Valley native Brett Muhlbach closed the gap to 3-2 with a power-play goal. Davenport picked up his second point of the game with an assist on the Muhlbach goal. Despite close setbacks last weekend, the Oil Kings’ players and staff remain confident in the defensive system employed this season. This Saturday, the Oil Kings host the Provost Blades at 7:30 p.m. Big Valley faces off against Sedgewick for the second time in eight days at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Big Valley Agriplex.

national series in Miami with her first-place finish in Alberta, by winning the women’s open at the Western Major at the Silvertip golf resort in Kananaskis Country. As a result of her top placing, she qualified for a free round-trip ticket to the national championship. Schell said she was fortunate to have the local sponsorship of Granny’s Fudge Factory in Big Valley. A lifelong resident of Big Valley, Schell said she used to golf with her father. After his death two years ago, she was weighing whether to drop golf or to pursue it with greater passion. She did the latter, and 2012 was a “no-lookingback” kind of year for her. At some of the competitions, Schell was accompanied by her husband Scott. In Miami, he caddied and shared in her glory. “It’s great when (Scott) can be there — he keeps me calm,” Schell said. The Miami event did

get thrown a curve, though, with Hurricane Sandy striking along the eastern coast of the U.S. during the finals. “On the second day of the tournament, the winds and rain really came in and suspended the second round,” Schell said. “We played the third and fourth rounds of the tournament in winds that were gusting over 90 miles an hour. “When the rain would come — it sounded like 1,000 horses running straight at you — and when it hit you, it would feel like small hail pelting you. Then it would go away as fast as it came, and we would just have to deal with the wind.” Schell said she’s looking forward to her next amateur tournament at the end of January, when she and friend Theresa Greig compete in the 10th annual “Duel in the Desert” championship at Las Vegas. “The people you meet are fantastic,” she said.

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Sandra Schell’s husband, Scott, caddied for the Big Valley golfer during some of the events in the Canadian Golf Town national amateur series.

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Stettler peewee, Generals crunch midget girls earn lowly Lightning tourney banners The Stettler midget and peewee girls’ hockey teams hosted a 16-team tournament this past weekend. Organizers said fans were treated to high-calibre hockey, with two of the games decided in a shootout. In the peewee division, the Stettler girls won the A final in Pool A with a 4-1 victory over Strathmore. Edmonton nipped Lacoka 5-4 to take the B final banner in Pool A. The A final winner in Pool B was Wainwright, which defeated Calgary 9-1. The B final champion in that pool was Airdrie, which needed a shootout to defeat Rimbey 4-3. In midget division, the A final in Pool A was a hard-

fought contest that saw High Prairie beat Spruce Grove 5-4.The B final in that pool was also a close game as the Camrose Vikings beat Edmonton 4-3. In Pool B action, the A final went to the host Stettler Storm, who doubled the Calgary Rage 6-3. Also in Pool B play, the B title went to Airdrie, which defeated the Calgary Rage 7-5. The Stettler Lightning donated passes to their Saturday night junior B game, at which members of the peewee and midget teams were on the ice for the opening faceoff. Organizers termed it an enjoyable tournament and thanked the sponsors and spectators for their support.

The Stettler Lightning failed to make up any ground on the ice last weekend, losing 10-5 to the Cochrane Generals at home Friday night at the Stettler Recreation Centre. The Lightning’s record in the Heritage Junior Hockey League fell to 3-13-1, while the Generals improved to 5-9-2. Kyler O’Connor scored two goals for Stettler and singles went to D.J. Kistner, Steven Fletcher and Cam Wright. Kistner and Fletcher each recorded their first goal of the junior B season, while Gavin Brandl added a couple of assists. Lightning goaltender Coleman Waddell gave up three goals on eight shots before being

replaced by rookie Mack Schell at 6:42 of the first period. Schell made 16 saves on 23 shots. Taylor House and Alex Colborne each netted hat tricks for Cochrane. Bruce Corrigal blocked 30 shots. Stettler continues a five-game homestand with a pair of games in the next week — Friday against the Mountainview Colts and Tuesday versus the Red Deer Vipers. Stettler product Dylan Houston figured in both Three Hills goals — and scored in overtime — as the Thrashers edged the Medicine Hat Cubs 2-1 on Saturday night in Three Hills. The Thrashers visit Stettler on Dec. 7.

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With chronic stormwater drainage problems in the hamlets of Erskine and Red Willow, the County of Stettler has committed to reducing potential flooding within the next year. At its regular meeting last week, county council raised the issue higher on the list of projects, with costs expected to be reduced under the expertise of the county’s new director of engineering, Rick Green, and work done by the county public works staff. “These drainage issues have been in the plans for quite a while now, and now we want to move forward to accommodate our residents,� said Reeve Wayne Nixon. “Now that we have our own engineer, we can do a lot of this work in-house, which will save the county a lot of money.� Projects for both hamlets will be taken into ac-

count when council and staff draft an operating budget for 2013. Green presented recommendations for each hamlet, in co-operation with Stantec Consulting Ltd. To help alleviate the problem in Erskine, the report recommended the county: — Include as part of the Erskine Concept Plan implementation program (to be prepared in 2013) an overall community servicing master plan and appropriate staging strategy to include water/ sewer servicing, stormwater management, roadway upgrades, pedestrian movements, developable lands and establishment of environmental reserves for parks space and storm-water transmission and storage. — The Erskine concept plan should be used as the basis for the master servicing plan. — Purchase of any wetlands or establishment of drainage easements should occur as an

ongoing strategy and be incorporated into any future planning. That can be an internally or externally generated planning document, with an estimated external cost of $60,000. — Conduct localized drainage improvements, with costs estimated at $15,000, not including costs associated with land acquisition and easements. — Continue with current maintenance activities to alleviate drainage concerns as they occur to include snow removal, pumping and ditching/ berms. — Continue with community engagement through public-information sessions, newsletters (mailings or websitebased). For the Red Willow area, Green recommends that the county: — Establish a viable community development plan and appropriate staging strategy to include water/sewer servic-

ing, storm-water management, roadway upgrades and establishment of environmental reserves for storm-water storage. That can be an internally or externally generated planning document, with an estimated cost of $25,000. — Conduct localized drainage improvements, with estimated drainage at $12,000. — Contact Alberta Transportation to discuss a lack of ditching on Highway 850 from the south to north hamlet limits and request action to have the department contain drainage from the highway within its right-of-way to appropriate outlet areas. Review the site-specific drainage concern in the southwest corner of the Highway 850/main street intersection with the landowner and Alberta Transportation to assess the potential for improved lot grading and establishment of ditching within the highway rightof-way.

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RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter The County of Stettler awarded almost $80,000 last week to support various recreation and community projects and facilities. At its regular meeting last week, county council granted a total of $78,650.95 to seven groups, with $100,000 in funding available annually for special recreation projects. “We have applications seeking funds for less than the budget, which is the first time this has happened since the program started seven years ago,� said Phil Holton, the county’s director of recreation. Grants were awarded to: Botha Community Centre — $20,000 for washroom upgrades and disabled access. Big Valley Agricultural Society — $14,377.70 for repairs at Big Valley Arena, including the ice plant and Zamboni room. Westwoods Agricultural Society — $13,787 for a playground. Donalda Agricultural Society — $9,593 for repairs to Donalda Community Hall.

Stettler and District Agricultural Society — $8,777 for a custom roping system. Linda Hall Society — $7,772.25 for carpet and bleachers at Linda Hall. Pilot Knob community hall — $4,344 for repairs to the basement. Request for tax penalty denied Meanwhile, council denied a property owner’s request to cancel penalties for late payment of taxes totalling $318.57. While the applicant noted it was because of a family emergency, county chief administrative officer Tim Fox said that if council cancelled the penalty for this request, it would set “a bad precedent� that could lead to other people seeking the same action, with poor reasons. Council endorses development plan Although a joint public hearing has been set for next May, council gave first reading to a proposed updated Buffalo Lake South Shore Inter-municipal Development Plan, a project in partnership with the Summer Village of Rochon Sands

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A 24-year-old man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run vehicle crash last month that killed a former Bothaarea teenager is set to return to court next month to enter a plea. Brent Robert Cameron of Red Deer appeared in Red Deer Provincial Court on Nov. 2, when he was scheduled to enter a plea. He’s now slated to appear in court Dec. 19. Cameron faces charges of failing to stop and render assistance at the scene of a collision, and for public mischief. Paul Gabriel Bertin, 18, was killed in an apparent hit-and-run on Taylor Drive Bridge in Red Deer on Oct. 6. He was hit shortly after 2 a.m., just a couple of blocks from the home where he lived with his brothers. Later that day, RCMP located the suspect vehicle and arrested Cameron.


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OBITUARY GODDARD On Nov. 24, 2012, after a long struggle to recover from major surgery, Jacqui Goddard passed away. Jacqui was born on Feb. 10, 1937, at Big Valley, AB. She was the sixth of six daughters born to Chris and Eulalie Clausen. She married the love of her life and devoted husband, Ernie, in August 1955 and lived most of her life on the original Clausen homestead at Rumsey. She leaves to mourn Ernie and their three children: Charlene (Rod) Woolsey and their children, Grant, Jeff, Carissa and Michelle; son Ken (Sharon) and their children, Calvin, Amy and Cody; daughter Linda and fiance Earl Leduc. She is also survived by one sister, Crystal Primrose, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jacqui was always an active member of the Rumsey community and was involved with UCW, Sunday school, 4-H and Royal Purple, as well as an avid supporter of STARS. Many people will remember that Jacqui wrote the Rumsey News in the Stettler Independent for the past 50 years. A funeral service will be held at the Rumsey Community Hall at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, with Rev. Jerry Beskowine and Merv. Penfound officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that contributions be made to STARS, 1441 Aviation Park, NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB, T2E 8M7. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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‘ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS …’ — Four-year-old Ava Haskin and her two-year-old sister, Brynna, sit on the knee of Santa Claus at the Christmas bazaar and family fun day that Sharebear Playschool hosted last Saturday at the Stettler Recreation Centre.

Donalda to ‘get together THE in the spirit of Christmas’ Donalda celebrates the unofficial start of the season Saturday with “A Christmas Village.” The events include a country market, parade of lights, shopping, fireworks and Christmas carols. All the fun is slated for downtown and the main street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We all get together in the spirit of Christmas, and we’ll light up the village,” said Beth Fulton, who chairs the organizing committee that brings residents and community organizations together to celebrate the season and

community fellowship. “It’s a very fun day for the whole family and people of all ages and the community fully support it.” For the first time since the event began three years ago, fireworks will take to the sky after the parade, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. “We will also have carolers singing during the parade, and then we tour around the village,” Fulton said. “We also hope to have an outdoor skating rink by the big lamp, if the weather cooperates.” Vendors and crafters will fill Donalda Community Hall with plenty of crafts, decorations, gifts and food

for the season. Nativity scenes will be on display at the Donalda Art Gallery. Santa’s Shopping Centre in the drop-in centre is expected to be buzzing with children, who can buy a gift for $1 and see Santa Claus himself. Food and refreshments will also be served by Donalda School representatives. Partners of the event include Donalda and District Agricultural Society, the Village of Donalda, Donalda Friendship Club and Donalda Community Promotions. For more information, to reserve a table for the market, or to enter the parade, phone 403-883-2891.

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SEASONAL SCENTS — Baked goodies were on display at the Stettler Town and Country Museum bake sale last Saturday. Charlie Usher, Norma Rairdan, Wilda Gibbon, Karen Wahlund and Jeanette Rouse look over a variety of samplings sure to be popular during the Christmas season.

Police respond to complaints; greater enforcement this week By Sgt. Duncan Babchuk Stettler RCMP detachment In concert with the Operation TEN-4 Traffic Initiative, Stettler RCMP have received numerous complaints regarding traffic in the downtown area of Stettler. A concerned citizen reported there are many drivers talking on their cellphones or texting, drivers not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks, and drivers stunting or speeding. There have been several instances where drivers have come close to hitting pedestrians when they have been walking in a crosswalk or while crossing the street

on a green light, with the walk symbol indicated. The majority of the infractions that have been reported are on 50 Street, at 48, 49 and 50 avenues, and the crosswalks in between those avenues. The public is advised that this Thursday and Friday, there will be a concentration of RCMP members doing traffic enforcement in downtown Stettler. The focus will be directed on speeding, distracted drivers and vehicle equipment violations, such as tinted windows. Results of that traffic-enforcement action will be published in next week’s newspaper.

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THIBAULT, Anne-Marie Eugenie Marcelle Mar 21, 1921 - Nov. 15, 2012 Eulogy (by self)

I was born in Castor on March 21, 1921 to Georges and Marguerite Thibault and lived on the family farm north of Halkirk. As an adult I lived with Charlie on the acreage-our little piece of heaven-at the top of the hill near Big Knife Park, where we enjoyed nature, birds and wildlife. As I aged, my home became smaller. I enthusiastically planned and prepared for my 90 birthday party in 2011, at my home in the Big Knife Villa, Forestburg. I lived comfortably there until I moved to Galahad Health Centre less than a year ago. I often said “it’s no fun being 91”! ... but I also acknowledged “my work on earth must not be done AND I guess the devil don’t want me and God is not ready for me yet.” In all of these homes I met new friends, while still enjoying the company of many old and dear ones.

Throughout my life I loved gardening, (especially flowers), cooking, crocheting, quilting, all crafts, music (singing and playing the organ), poetry and sewing all of which I did until my eye sight and arthritis prevented me from continuing. Music filled my life, and I got such joy reciting poetry and mailing inspirational poems to family and friends. Part of living so long was being witness to the passing of many friends and family - which broke my heart. Enough BS I’ve had a very long and enjoyable life. To all my family and friends - “Please don’t mourn for me. No frills - just your love and prayers as you did for me throughout my lifetime. I so appreciate your support and friendship. Love you all - God be with you all till we meet again.”

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die. .....Mary Elizabeth Frye -1932 Auntie Anne’s family would like to thank Dean Ross for his participation in her service (as he said “Only Verna Dunkle and Anne would be friends with the funeral director”); for he and his staff’s caring preparation and presentation; the Halkirk Hall Board for the delicious lunch and set-up; Colette Fetaz and Alarie Oberg for the lovely piano playing; the Fetaz girls (Charmaine and Marie), Doug and Rae Bish, Tom and Marilyn Bunbury and Agnes Oberg for adding their incredible voices to the sing song and service, AND to the “Angel’s” in her life who supported her, cared for her and helped her as she aged - we are forever grateful. Auntie Anne had asked Dean to have the “disco ball” in the Halkirk Hall “ON” for her service…and it was. She was cremated and will be interred in the Notre Dame De Savoie Cemetery in the Spring. In the meantime she will rest with her friend, Dean Ross, in his special home. We will all miss our “Auntie Anne.” Funeral services were held at Halkirk Hall on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Anne prepared her own service the way she wished, full of music, tributes and celebrating her life. Memorial donations may be made to Notre Dame de Savoie Cemetery or to Ladies Auxiliary of the Galahad Extended Care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com PARKVIEW FUNERAL CHAPELS & CREMATORIUM entrusted with the care and the funeral arrangements. 403-882-3141

NEEDHAM The family of Roy Needham regret to announce his passing away November 25, 2012. He was born August 7, 1931 on the Needham homestead at Rowley, Alberta. He was the 12th child of Fred and Bertha Needham. At age 9 he went to live with a family east of Big Valley, attending a country school and helping out on the farm. At age 16 he went to work seismograph, then on to working big rigs. In 1953 he married the love of his life Viola Fraser. In 1955 after an accident on the rigs, he started working on farms. In 1969 he returned to the oil patch, driving vacuum trucks, steamers, water trucks, cleaning tanks at oil refinery’s, to back hoes and cats digging pipelines. He raced pony chariots for a hobby on weekends. Retirement found him back helping farmers and brushing coyote hides during the winter. He leaves to mourn, his wife of 59 years Viola of Stettler; two daughters Elaine (Arnie) Schickerowsky of Stettler and Hollie (Paul) Buus of Calgary; five granddaughters Carrie (Colin) Woelk, Dawn Edwards, Tammi (Leszek) Fox, Jamie Fox and Jody Fox; nine great grandchildren Taylor, Devon, Autumn, Rayden, Tyler, Matthew, Sophie, Cheyanne and Jasmine; two brothers Clarence (Olga) of Rocky Mountain House and Gordon of Calgary; two sisters Ina Moore of Chilliwack and Irene DeWitt of Airdrie; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Roy is predeceased by his parents; five brothers, four sisters, four sisters in law, three brothers in law, four nephews and one niece. At Roy’s request there will be no formal funeral and a private family funeral will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com STETTLER FUNERAL HOME 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

PAM JAMES On Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, Pam James passed away in her home with her loving family at her side. She was born in Castor on November 30, 1960, the fifth child of Des and Janet James, and spent her first 18 years on the farm near Bulwark, with her sisters Karen, Trudy, Joan and brother Ken. She worked in Edmonton for a few years and then when met Dennis Dureault and they were married in 1984 and moved to his hometown of Woolsly, Sask. After moving back to Edmonton their son, Deni, was born and two years later daughter, Drew, was born. They lived in Vernon, B.C. for a while, then came back to Alberta settling in Airdrie. She leaves to mourn her passing Dennis Dureault,son Deni, and daughter Drew, parents Des and Janet James, sister Karen James, brother Ken† (Rita) James,sister Trudy (Kent) Drever and sister Joan James. She will also be sadly missed by 20 nieces and nephews and 20 grand nieces and nephews who adored their Auntie Pam; as well as brothers and sister-in-law and many friends. A memorial service was held on November 19, 2012 in the Balzac community hall. The Airdrie Community Choir, of which Pam was a member, presented three of Pam’s pieces of music, “Come in Peace, Hold Me-Rock Me and When† You are Gone”. A tribute was given by her friend Cathy (Broderson) McDougall. Following the service lunch was served by a local organization. Donations may be made to Breast Cancer Supportive Care at www.breastcancersupportivecare.com or at 403-801-1392

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RICHARD DERWANTZ Passed away November 28, 1997. Greatly Missed and Never Forgotten Love you Always Blanche, Diane, Wayne & Lynn, Larry & Sue, Scott & Deb Rick & Mel, Stephanie & Nick, Lisa, Erica, Hilary, Ashley, Rebecca, Victoria,Keaton, Logan and Jaslynn

THOMAS (BUD) ROWLAND Jan. 13, 1925 - Nov. 11, 2002

Dorothy (Dot) Rowland March 22, 1922 - Dec. 1, 2007

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What’s in it? Your ad in 6 community papers

* BASHAW * CASTOR * STETTLER * WEEKENDER * PONOKA * RIMBEY

ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING Monday, Dec. 11 ~ 7:00 p.m.

at the Seed Cleaning Plant

Stettler Emergency Services

will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Castor Community Hall, Castor, AB. EVERYONE WELCOME.

Saturday, Dec. 1 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Byemoor Hall 2:00 p.m. Pictures with Santa 11:00 a.m. Christmas Tree Sale (from 4-H Beef Club) Great gift ideas and Christmas baking. Raffle draws. Concession Booth Available. Tables available for $10.00 each. For booking a table phone Doreen at 403-579-2460

25 WORD AD only

$40.20 + gst Call 403-309-3300 or toll free 1-877-223-3311

SANTA Claus is Coming to the Red Willow Community Hall Sat., Dec 8, 1 - 3 pm. 1 pm Horse & Sleigh rides - weather permitting (Crafts as an alternate). 2 pm Santa arrives Enjoy Hot Chocolate, Cookies & kids receive a Christmas Treat Bag!

Now in Stettler Would you like to achieve your High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)? Would you like to take the GED in your community?

Attend Stettler Stettler Adult AdultLearning LearningGED GEDClass class WHEN: January May 17,9,2013 and Thursdays 6:006:00pm-9:00pm p.m. - 9:00 p.m. WHEN: January15, 15,2013 2013toto May 2013Tuesday Tuesday and Thursdays WHERE: CampusAlberta Alberta Stettler, 5221 Street (Stettler Gas bldg) WHERE: Campus Stettler, 5221 - 4646 Street (Stettler Oil &Oil Gas&bldg.) The GEDPreparation Preparation course provides skills required to challenge the GED The GED course provides thethe skills required to challenge the GED exam.exam. Students receive High School Diploma from Alberta Education. It is Successfulwill students willa receive a HighEquivalency School Equivalency Diploma from Alberta Education. recognized by employers and may serve It is recognized by employers and may serveasasaaprerequisite prerequisite for for further further training. training. Note: The GED GEDprogram programisispart partofofa aAcademic Academic Express pilot project. There no charge Note: The express pilot project. There is nois charge for for this this session. session.

For information Call: 403 742-2280

Stettler

Toy & Collectable Show and Sale

Saturday, Dec. 1 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, Dec. 2 10:00am - 4:00pm Erskine IOOF Hall General Admission - $2.00/person

For tables call: Jody Godbersen 403-323-8877 Karla Snopek 403-396-9193

WESTWOODS Recreation and Agricultural Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, December 12th at th Agrelot . Memberships avail. at 7 p.m. Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Accepting NEW toys, clothing, food and cash donations

Invites you to come warm up with lots of fun on Moonlight Madness!

All donations go to Christmas Hamper Society, Stettler Food Bank, Students Against Drunk Driving & Heartland Victim Services

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

Stettler Ag Society

Houses ot Chocolate • Games • Jump •H ntest • Crafts ring Co u lo o C •

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Children 12 and Under must be accompanied by an adult.

Stettler Agricultural Stettler District District Agricultural Society AGM Societyisishaving having their their AGM on 2011at@ 7pm onDec. Dec. 7th, 5, 2012 7 p.m. in in the the Pavillion Pavillion

Sponsored by NURTURE - Where women connect with other women 4834 - 50th Street, Stettler

Mennonite Youth Christmas Program e 10

Mennonite Church

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Meetings

Friday, November 30 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

Personals

Conlee Haustein & Lorelyn Villarosa

Employment #700 - #920 Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 Restaurant/Hotel ................820 Sales & Distributors ..........830 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 Employment Training ........900 Career Planning ................920

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Bibs to Bookbags Child Care Centre

in Alix is now hiring certified child care staff. Full time and part time positions available. Email resume to: bibstobookbags@ xplornet.ca

Farm Work

755

DAIRY, BEEF, CROP, SHEEP, SWINE, HORTICULTURAL WORK. Live and learn in Europe, Britain, Japan, Australia or New Zealand. 4 - 12 month AgriVenture programs available for 18 - 30 year olds; www.agriventure.com. 1-888-598-4415. Canadian farmers may also apply for overseas trainees. WANHAM PROVINCIAL GRAZING RESERVE is seeking a Pasture Manager for 2013 season. Taking care of up to 5,500 head. Previous experience an asset. Closing date Dec. 14, 2012. Contact Lenore Mueller, Wanham Grazing Association, 780-694-2573 for detailed information.

Hair Stylists

760

FULL-TIME LICENSED HAIR STYLIST ON A CHAIR RENTAL BASIS. Apply to The Attic Unisex Hair Design, Main Street, Stettler.

Oilfield

800

Sawyer Oilfield Hauling

is looking for experienced class 1 drivers with winch experience. Please fax resume complete with abstract to (403)343-1922.

Stettler Golf & Country Club

Great Stocking Stuffers ✓10 Time Golf Pass ✓2013 Membership at 2012 Price

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Bridal Registry

Sunday, Dec. 16

Coming Events

Call Lacey at 403-741-5200

December 15 ( alternate date )

Word of Life

Saturday, Dec. 1 2-4 p.m. at Stettler United Church CE Wing Crafts, baking, coffee, tea, lunch Admission $3 Everyone welcome

Caregivers/ Aides

GED Preparation Course

Highway 12/ Walmart Saturday December 8

Memberships available at the door.

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“Craft & Bake Sale Tables & Santa Claus Day”

CHARITY CHECKSTOP

Annual General Meeting

Due to the status of the seed plant your input is needed.

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The Drumheller-Stettler Constituency PC Association

STETTLER UCW Christmas Bazaar

Stettler Seed Cleaning Plant

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16th Annual Santa Claus Day

Grace Fellowship Baptist Church

Tickets available from Pastor David 403-876-2166; Earle 403-740-9288; Lyn 403-882-2460 or leave a message at the church 403-742-4400

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Bridal Registry e!

Amber Lachance & Brad Hoogenberg Celene Hunter & Luke Rajewski Sarah Tingley & James Dodd

For more information p Phone: 403-742-3764 40 or 403-742-2780

Dec 11 Dec 29 Dec 31

View registries online www.wishkitchen.com

Main Street, Stettler

Clerical

403.742.8484

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Full Time Project Coordinator

for Jensen Contract Flooring, Big Valley, AB Job Duties: Assist Project Management with daily work Ordering and shipping materials for Projects Strong communication & organizational skills a must Computer skills & Microsoft Outlook

Come join us for our Advent Services, Sundays at 10:30 am December 2 - Communion and Farewell to our minister Debbie; lunch to follow December 2 - Light & Hope Service at 7 pm; for those who are grieving December 16 - Children’s Pageant & White Gift Service; donations of unwrapped gifts for those in need December 23 - Regular Church Service December 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 7 pm December 30 - Service of Carols & Readings

Please email resume to jensen@jcfgroup.ca or fax 403-876-2554 For more information call 403-876-2574

Celebrate Your Marriage with a Classified Announcement - 1-877-223-3311 Remember to share the news with your friends & family!

Clerical

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Clearview Public Schools (Clearview School Division No. 71) Requires a

FULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Competition No. 5534

Clearview School Division is seeking an energetic, experienced individual for a full time Administrative Assistant position at the Wm. E. Hay Composite High School, located in Stettler, AB. This multi-dimensional position requires a very high degree of organizational and interpersonal skills while working closely with school administration. The successful candidate will be in charge of the following duties on a daily basis. - Administering all extra-curricular accounts in Quickbooks. - International Student Exchange Programs under the direction of school administration. - Working with all aspects of the Off-Campus Education Programs under the direction of school administration. - Support for the Athletic Director with regards to administering the extra-curricular sports programs. Experience in Quickbooks, Microsoft Word and Excel would be an asset with additional training to be provided. Pay scale for this position is from $15.66 - $23.47 per hour with wages to be determined based on formal training and experience. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current criminal record check and child intervention check prior to employment commencing. Candidates selected for an interview will be required to supply three references that have agreed to be contacted at the time of the interview. Interested applicants are asked to forward their resume electronically to applications@clearview.ab.ca quoting competition number in the subject line. Applications may also be sent to Clearview Public Schools, Attn: Donna Larsen, Box 1720 Street, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0. Faxes may be sent to (403) 742-1388. Closing date for this position is December 4, 2012 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please remember to check our website at employment opportunities.

www.clearview.ab.ca for

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THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS

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Oilfield

Oilfield

NOW LOCATED IN DRAYTON VALLEY. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.

SEEKING CLASS 1 DRIVERS WITH OFFROAD FLUID HAULING EXPERIENCE. Will relocate. Year round work. Above average wage, appealing benefit packages offered. Trophy Buck Oilfield Services, Whitecourt, Alberta. Email resume: info@trophybuck.ca. Fax 780-706-2389 LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475

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EASY!

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

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Janitorial

EVENING JANITOR HELP REQUIRED Must be highly motivated, mature, able to work on your own. Driver’s license bondable. Great for student to make extra money for college. No weekends. Fax resume to 403-742-1414 or phone Fern 403-742-1191

Oilfield

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$2500 Bonus Every 100 days

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Oil & Gas Well Testing Supervisors, Night Foremen, Exp’d/inexp’d Junior Day/Night Operators. Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: apply@wespro.ca or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL GAS CO-OP LTD. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet.net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. TELL it all! Tell it well! Make your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.

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Professionals

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THE YUKON NEWS is seeking an experienced editor. We are located in Whitehorse, Yukon, are independently-owned and publish twice weekly. Salary begins at $75,000. Please see www.yukon-news.com/ editor for details.

Restaurant/ Hotel

850

Trades

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

850

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853

CNC Operators DAYSHIFT

CNC Operators DAYSHIFT

QC Person Nexus Engineering is Currently looking for C.N.C OPERATORS.



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COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Stettler Boston Pizza is now accepting applications for

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Cooks, Servers & Supervisors

DUTIES INCLUDE, Set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and running production runs, min. 3 years experience. Also currently hiring a dayshift QC PERSON, Must be able to read measuring devices and blueprints for inspection of machined parts.

We offer competitive wages, benefits and a RRSP plan. Please forward resumes to resume@ nexusengineering.ca

Experience not necessary, must be able to work evenings and weekends.

Benefits available. Sales & Distributors

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AN ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051

AFTERNOON SHIFT

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Trades

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DO YOU LIKE WORKING with animals? Do you want to be part of a successful team? Red Willow Pork Farm is now accepting applications for SWINE TECHNICIANS, offering competitive wages, a very good health plan, quarterly bonuses and quarterly free pork incentive. Fax resume with references to 403-574-2334 or email rwp@xplornet.com

850

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

for Jensen Contract Flooring, Big Valley, AB Starting wages: $23 to $25/hr - Floor Covering Installers $19 to $21/hr - Tilesetters 40-50 hours per week Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience or have a valid trade certiďŹ cation.

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Please send qualiďŹ ed resumes only to jensenjobs@email.com or fax to 403-876-2554

FULL-TIME SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Stettler Independent Advertising Department

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

Restaurant/ Hotel

820 Super 8 - Stettler is accepting applications for

HOUSEKEEPERS We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated, responsible, mature and can work individually. We offer competitive wages, benefits and career advancement within our Company.

Powerline Surveyor Stettler, AB

Join the professional team at the Stettler Independent, one of Stettler’s longest-serving and trustworthy businesses. Each week, we deliver the news and advertising content that generations of central Albertans have relied on at home and away. As a full-time advertising sales representative, you would provide advertising solutions for clients, maintain existing accounts and generate new business. The ideal candidate has sales experience and strong customer-service skills. Computer and administrative skills are also considered assets. The Stettler Independent 4810—50 St. P.O. Box 310 Stettler, AB TOC 2L0

Please respond to: email: gm@super8stettler.com fax: 403-742-1363 in person: 5720 - 44 Ave.

publisher@stettlerindependent.com

WHO INSTALLS YOUR WINTER TIRES IS AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR WINTER TIRES. Ford Technicians aren’t your typical mechanics. They’re trained by Ford to know your Ford better than anyone else, especially when it comes to winter tires. They’ll help you find the tires that fit your vehicle best, according to its year, model, weight and drivetrain. This winter, don’t let just anyone install your winter tires. TRUST THE EXPERTS WHO KNOW YOUR FORD BEST.

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For more details and offers, visit us at your Alberta Ford Store or ford.ca All offers expire December 15, 2012. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. Only available at participating locations. 1Storage term is at the Dealer’s sole discretion, up to a maximum of one year. ††In order to receive a local competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s actual local advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Limited time offer. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. Ford Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, MotorcraftÂŽ or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the ďŹ rst 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs ďŹ rst) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations. ‥‥ Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select Hankook, Continental (credit card gift card), General Tire (credit card gift card), Goodyear, Dunlop, Pirelli, Yokohama, Bridgestone (credit card gift card), Firestone (credit card gift card), Michelin and Toyo tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates (range from November 20 – December 31, 2012) vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. ** Excludes emergency brake pads or shoes. Machining or replacement of rotors and drums available at additional cost. Š 2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.


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THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT REAL ESTATE

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

Great Christmas gifts for new homeowners Buying a home can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a person’s life. It also can be one of the most stressful. New homeowners are faced with many expenses after buying a home, and the holiday season is a great time to help them out with a thoughtful gift for the place they now call home. The following are some great gift ideas for the new homeowner on your holiday shopping list. • How-to books: Owning a home presents many opportunities for repairs and renovations. Oftentimes, this is a homeowner’s initial foray into do-it-yourself projects, so consider giving a library of instructional books that walk homeowners through some basics, like plumbing, electrical work or basic construction. • Personalized key chains: A new home means a new set of keys to the front door. Have key chains monogrammed and gift with a bottle of champagne to toast the new residence. • Welcome mat: Welcome mats can be customized with the owner’s last name, and some customizing services also can print an image on a door mat or a quirky saying. • Door knocker: Although door bells have replaced door knockers for practical use, a nice metal door knocker still makes a decorative statement on the front door. Have the door knocker engraved with the family name. • Gift certificate: A new home means new projects large and small. Homeowners will be making

frequent trips to the home improvement center, and such trips can get costly. A gift card will help lessen that financial burden. • Home warranty: Third-party companies sell home warranties that can cover the costs of repairs on major home systems. To new homeowners, the peace of mind of knowing the HVAC system or a major appliance can be repaired or replaced at minimal cost could make this gift invaluable. • Portrait: Give the gift of memories by setting up a photo session with a photographer that enables the new homeowners to have a print made that can be hung up and enjoyed. • Tool gift basket: Homeowners can always use nails, screws, hammers, picture-hanging kits, painter’s tape, and the other odds and ends that go into making repairs. • Furniture: Ask the homeowner what room needs furnishing and offer to purchase one or more pieces for the space. • Linens: Guests might be stopping by to see the new house, so a gift of sheets for the guest room or hand towels will ensure the place is stocked for anyone who drops by. • Dining out certificates: People who have just moved into a home may be so busy with projects that they don’t have time to make sitdown meals. Therefore, a gift card to a favorite restaurant can provide a welcome respite from takeout. • Security system: Homeowners who want to

protect their new asset may appreciate a home security system. • Money: Buying a home is an expensive endeavor, and new homeowners may be feeling the pinch of an overextended budget. Sometimes cash makes the most thoughtful gift. New homeowners are faced with many situations that can be both exciting and stressful as they move into new homes. Many gifts can make the process of settling in that much easier.

Candor Realty Ltd.

Ph. 403-742-4424 Fran Snowden

NEAT, CLEAN 1/2 DUPLEX with 2 bdrms, main floor laundry and finished bsmt. with large family room and 3 pce. bath. New carpet on the main floor and bsmt. MLS # CA0000140 $239,900.

4.92 ACRES just minutes from Stettler. 4 bdrm mobile home, large workshop and barn. Great acreage for the hobby farmer. MLS # CA0002955 $260,000.

LOVELY 3 BDRM MOBILE on its own lot with a single detached garage. There is a cozy addition and a summer solarium. Nice landscaping. Great retirement home. MLS # CA00004528 $169,000.

AFFORDABLE LIVING in this 3 bdrm mobile on its own lot. Appliances are included. This would make an ideal investment property or if you are just starting out. MLS # CA326218 ONLY $96,000.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! Very busy restaurant on main street Stettler. Building has been renovated and there are 2 revenue suites above and 2 store fronts which opens up the possibilities. MLS # CA314255 $349,000.

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! This solid professional building has 6 offices and 10 parking spaces. Great location just one block off main street. MLS # CA0002930 $235,000.

Locally owned & operated

Visit us at www.century21.ca/candorrealty for more listings

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Bus.: 403-742-3069 1-888-742-6685

5002 - 50th Ave., Stettler

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4913 - 51 Street

Karen Cannady

4908 - 51 Street

Over 26 Years of Experience

Diamond Award Recipient

“Each office independently owned & operated”

View Stettler area listings at www.stettlerhomes.com

Seniors Condo. No stairs. Spacious home on ground level. One block to Main Street. Heated garage. $219,500. Call today!

JAMES DADENSKY

The price is right. Clean family home. Many improvements. Family location. Big garage. Just $239,900. Don’t wait!

One of a kind. Huge custom built 2 storey that’s sure to impress. Large rooms. High ceilings. Asking $479,000. Immediate possession

The right agent for today’s market!

Close to Schools and a short walk to downtown! Charming 2 storey home features 4 bdrms, 2 baths, open floor plan, hardwood flooring, fireplace, oversized single garage with RV parking. #CA319920. $224,900.

Excellent Family Home in a family-friendly neighbourhood! Featuring 5 bdrms, 3 bath, huge family room, spacious fenced back yard, extra parking and close to Rec. Center, soccer field, splash park and more! Immediate Possession! #CA325271. $359,900.

10.06 acres featuring a 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, with some recent upgrades, 2 shops, newer barn with power & box stalls, pasture area for some cattle or horses. Mature shelterbelt providing a good wind break. #CA0000654. $254,900.

Brand New ~ Very Affordfable 3 bdrm 2 bath mobile home on its own lot! Featuring vaulted ceiling, new appliances, spacious master bdrm. Take this opportunity to own your own home and not pay high rent! #CA0003457. $194,900.

Country Living with “In-town Benefits” - This acreage has an immaculate 4 bdrm home with triple car garage, fully dev-eloped bsmt, oak kitchen cupboards, 4 baths, another detached garage. Quality built home in Carlisle Estates. #CA308906.

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

4701 - 50 STREET, STETTLER

ROYAL LEPAGE

CENTRAL

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

Doug Roberts Broker/Owner

Jill Fisher Associate/Owner

Apryl Cassidy Manager/Owner

Brian Lynn Associate Broker

Norma Leslie Associate Broker

Garry Rushton Associate

Atie Turnbull Associate

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

CA0003242

CA0005181

CA0001488

CA327345

3+2 bdrm bungalow in Grandview. Economical good value home. $257,900. Call Garry.

Nice little home for the young buyer to start out in. Close to downtown & schools. $143,000. Call Doug.

Small town luxury in Big Valley. If you need to escape this is the place. $385,000.Call Ross

2 bdrm bungalow with garage on large lot. Perfect starter. $129,900. Call Norma/Wade.

CA327291

CA0001268

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CA322327

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

Beautiful landscaped yard with one of a kind home on acreage close to town. $529,000. Call Ross.

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CA0002140

CA0002485

5 bdrm home on 52 x 130 lot. Only $239,000. Call Wade

4 acres, w/ 1900 sq. ft. home. Edge of Stettler. Att. garage, large barn & shed. $490,000. Call Wade.

3 bdr, 4 level split plenty of room for the family. $255,000. Call Jill.

Edna Stuart Associate Broker

Newer 2/2 bdrm home, finished basement, Close to downtown. $359,000. Call Edna.

1998 mobile on own lot, unique floor plan. PRICED TO SELL @ $159,900. Call Edna.

CA0002073

Two Half Acre Lots close to the Beach at White Sands. Comes with a view of the Lake on a quiet cul-de-sac. $218,000. Call Brian.

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Kyle Ramstad Associate

Ross Scheerschmidt Associate

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

CA323835

159 acres, with newer home, shop, and a beautiful view! $1,100,000. Call Garry.

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Wade Stormoen Associate

CA319450

CA326145

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

CA0003465

CARLISLE EST. 5.54 acres, ready for your dream home, fully fenced. $115,000. Call Atie.

Perfect family home ½ blk from Rec Center on a corner lot with garage. Recent renos. $285,000. Call Ross.

CA319970

CA0003042

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

To view more info on our listing check out www.royallepage.ca/stettler or www.REALTOR.ca

2788 sq. ft. home on large fenced lot in Botha. $195,000. Call Garry.


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WANTED: Red Seal Diesel Truck & Trailer Mechanic in Northern Alberta. Full-time, permanent position. Initial accommodation supplied. Email: johnwb@telusplanet.net for immediate response

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Sherritt International Corporation is a leading natural resources company with locations in Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario), Cuba and Madagascar. Sherritt provides a dynamic work environment that promotes and invests in growth opportunities in each of its principal businesses and – most importantly – its people.

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER OR LABOURER REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY. Competitive wages offered. Located in Stettler. Call 403-742-5995 or 403-742-9852

• Field Service Technician Details: The following qualifications are required: • Journeyman Heavy Equipment Certificate and/or Journeyman Millwright Certificate and/or Journeyman Automotive Certificate. • Gas compression experience an asset. • Must be highly motivated and a positive attitude is key. Duties would include the following: • Field work as assigned including some shop work. • Screw and reciprocating compressor package maintenance and overhauls. • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Sheerness Mine An opportunity exists at the Sheerness Mine, located near Hanna, Alberta. Position Profile: This position reports directly to the Maintenance Supervisor. Responsibilities include maintenance, installation and repair function on a site-wide basis; including rolling stock, pit services and draglines. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will posses an Interprovincial Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate as well have industrial experience. Previous experience on Caterpillar equipment and draglines considered an asset. Troubleshooting experience with a willingness to be responsible for results is necessary. Sherritt Coal offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and provides the opportunity for personal growth and development. Closing date: December 3, 2012

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: billfarm@telusplanet.net

E-mail: careers.PEM_SHM@sherrittcoal.com Fax: 403.854.5201 We thank all candidates for their selected for an interview f interest, but only those d l h will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls.

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If you are interested in a career with an established Energy Services company please apply in person at 7201-50 Ave., Stettler, Alberta or please fax your resume to 1.403.742.6901 or email your resume to mklaus@vortexservices.ca

Experience driving Super B, Tridem, and Body-Job units is an asset. We offer top industry wages, group benefits package, company RRSPs as well as scheduled days off.

For more information on Vortex Production Services, please visit our website at: www.vortexservices.ca

Please send resumes: Fax: 403-742-4181 Email: jobs@crudeservices.ca Call: 403-742-4189

We thank all applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. ON NOW AT YOUR Alberta BUICK GMC DEALERS. AlbertaGMC.com 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. /‥/††/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Sierra Ext 4WD (TK10753 – 1SF/G80/K05) and 2013 Sierra Crew 4WD (TK10543 – 1SF/G80/K05) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,500). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualiďŹ ed retail customers in Alberta Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. ‥ 0% Purchase ďŹ nancing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit/ Scotiabank for 60 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Sierra Ext 4WD/2013 Sierra Crew 4WD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $166.67 for 60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,500) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualiďŹ ed retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †† 0.99% Purchase ďŹ nancing for 72 months on 2013 Sierra EXT 4WD and 2013 Crew 4WD on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit/Scotiabank. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0.99% for 72 months, the monthly payment is $143.11. Cost of borrowing is $304.06, total obligation is $10,304.06. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $31,995/$33,795 with $1,999/$2,299 down on 2013 Sierra EXT 4WD/2013 Sierra Crew 4WD, equipped as described. Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. $5,750 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Sierra EXT 4WD and 2013 Sierra Crew 4WD, for retail customers only. See your GM dealer for details. † To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/ďŹ nance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado,GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. ^Whichever comes ďŹ rst. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Based on latest competitive data available.

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

Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311

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BUSY CENTRAL AB company req’s exp’d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. Assigned truck, exc. wages and benefits pkg. Paid extras. Family orientated. Resume and abstract fax to 403-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm READ THE CLASSIFIEDS & find just what you’re looking for. 1-877-223-3311

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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

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OILFIELD MANUFACTURING

has an opening for a Pipefitter/Labourer Experience an asset but not necessary.

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HIRING Full Time Heavy Duty Mechanic Class 1 and Class 3 Tank Truck Drivers Scheduled days off. Home every evening. We offer a competitive salary, benefit package and RRSP plan for the qualified candidates. H2S and First Aid certification would be an asset. Please fax resume to 403-742-2760 attention Steve or email to steve@parcelstrucking.com

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Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 hartwell@telus.net SPEEDWAY MOVING SYSTEMS REQUIRES O/O for our 1 ton fleet to transport RVs throughout North America. We offer competitive rates and Co. fuel cards. Paid by direct deposit. Must have clean criminal record and passport to cross border. 1-866-736-6483; www. speedwaymovingsystems.com

GED, Career Planning & Work Experience. Funding may be avail. which incl. tuition, living allowance, and books. 403-340-1930 Academic Express Adult Education & Training www.academicexpress.ca

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INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php WA N T E D f a r m w o r k e r, Rimbey area, good pay and housing provided. 403-843-6463 CLASSIFIED Want Ads do more things for more people than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311

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The Operations Engineer / Engineering Technologist will be responsible for providing support for 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 live in the general operating area of one of the field offices in Alliance, Provost, Whitecourt or Vulcan.

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Manage service rig activity, including well servicing and well optimizations Lead production optimization activities including facility optimization/rationalization and other operating cost reduction initiatives 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 Identify facility/pipeline requirements for current and future capital development and work with Calgary based engineers to define project scopes Participate in the commissioning and the start-up of capital projects as needed Identify production reactivation candidates and prepare detailed economics to support these projects Facilitate maintenance of appropriate site documentation Provide technical support by implementing best operating practices

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Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or nationally accredited 2 year Engineering Technology diploma is required Minimum 2 years of relevant experience is required Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills Experience in the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry including capital project planning and execution would be an asset Excellent computer skills with proficiency in: Microsoft Office applications, Accumap, AFE Navigator, Peep/Value Navigator, S-Rod Experience working with best operating practices would be an asset Strong technical skills with the ability to work at both the field and corporate level Comfortable making presentations and facilitating meetings

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Camrose County is seeking a Contract Operator for the operation and maintenance of the Pelican Point Campground, located at Buffalo Lake, 10 km east of the Town of Bashaw and 6 km south of Highway 53.

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Camrose County is inviting submissions to a Request For Proposal (RFP) to operate a summer Food Concession at Pelican Point Park on Buffalo Lake. The successful applicant will be required to supply an outfitted facility (mobile concession) to conduct business from. It must be sufficient to meet local health authority standards and further that the successful applicant can obtain the necessary food service establishment license. The successful applicant will also be responsible for any and all site preparation, leveling, earth removal, brushing, scraping, excavation, fill, compacting or any other site work necessary. They will also be responsible for all utility hook-ups such as light, water, power, gas, telephone or any other service as well as continued payment of charges for such services imposed by any municipal, legislative or other authority. The successful applicant will be required to observe and carry out their duties in compliance with any and all legislation and/or regulations under the Municipal Government Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, W.C.B., Safety Codes Act, Alberta Building Codes, Alberta Health, by-laws or policies of whatever jurisdictional or regulatory authority that may govern, all of which may be amended or repealed and replaced from time to time. The successful applicant must provide the Landlord with proof of two million ($2,000,000.00) dollars Public Liability and Property Insurance for the said concession. Such coverage shall remain in effect throughout the season and shall name Camrose County as a co-insured. Such written proof shall be certified by the successful applicant’s Insurance Company and submitted to the County prior to the business commencement. In return for the authorization to conduct business, the County requests each applicant to submit a fair and reasonable proposal for Landlord remuneration. At the same time there is an opportunity to negotiate a desired term of agreement and any particulars for option renewal. The applicant should also detail any relevant experience, facilities, equipment or any other information that they may deem significant to providing adequate background. Proposals shall be marked “FOOD CONCESSSION” and addressed to: Jordan Bassett Camrose County 3755-43 Avenue, Camrose, AB T4V 3S8 All proposals must be received by Camrose County by Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm. Camrose County may accept or reject any or all proposals as may be in the best interest of the County.

3 year Contract commencing May 1, 2013. Proposal Packages can be obtained from the Camrose County Office or from the Camrose County website: www.county.camrose.ab.ca The main contact for the initiative will be Jordan Bassett. Any questions regarding details of the specifications, submission and review process can be directed to him. The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, November 30, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Proposals must be received by Camrose County by the specified time. Any submission received after this deadline will not be considered. Proposals outlining experience, qualifications, references and expected fee shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with a return address clearly displayed thereon marked “Pelican Point Campground Manager RFP” and addressed to: Jordan Bassett Camrose County 3755-43 Avenue Camrose, AB T4V 3S8 Phone: (780) 672-4446 Fax: (780) 672-1008 E-mail: jbassett@county.camrose.ab.ca Attention: Pelican Point Manager / Operator

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K&K AUCTIONS PRESENTS ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION, Estate of Eldon Thompson, Camrose. Saturday, December 9, 9 a.m., Camrose Elks Hall, 4702 - 50 Ave. Info: Doug & Loraine Kennedy 780-679-4142; www.globalauctionguide.com

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BIG BUILDING SALE “This is a clearance you don’t want to miss!” 20x20 $3,985, 25x24 $4,595 30x36 $6,859 35x48 $11,200 40x52 $13,100 47x76 $18,265 One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca LAMINATED POST BUILDINGS FARM AND COMMERCIAL. Prairie Post Frame serving Alberta. For pricing Calgary South, Barrie 403-506-7845; barrier @prairiepostframe.ca Calgary North, Howard 403-586-7678; howard @prairiepostframe.ca METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36” Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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BANK SEIZURE AUCTION. Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. 5305 Allard Way, Edmonton. 6 - 2010 golf simulators with over 40 golf courses loaded. Quad and RV dealer closeout of clothing, helmets, accessories, tires and wheels, 2011 food store with freezers, gondola shelving. Over 20 computers and lots of miscellaneous. Foothills Equipment Liquidation; www.foothillsauctions.com. 780-922-6090

Building Supplies

Please Drop Off Resume 4602-50th Street 403-742-4922

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Business Opportunities

Robert Bateman, Calvin Cornish, Robert Duncan, Ruane Manning, Elsie Baer, Bill Nasogayaluk (soapstone carving), Victorian Miniatures, Moose & caribou tufting pictures, Seal skin gloves, Vintage Seasonal postcards, Bronzes, Western Statues, Red, White & Rose wines, This is only a partial listing.. For full listing check the web, Sale is subject to additions and deletions. 5% admin fee applies.. Lunch available See you all out at the sale.

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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

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INDUSTRY LEADER expanding with NEW billion $ brand. Key people to partner with, to work directly with top producer in Canada. Lucrative and training provided. 780-929-8194

Crescent Point is currently seeking to fill the following position:

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The Stettler Golf & Country Club is accepting applications for the position of Club Manager. This position reporting to the board of directors is responsible for all aspects of clubhouse operation, financial record keeping, staffing, pro shop, food services & lounge. The successful applicant will have proven managerial skills & public relations abilities along with an average knowledge about & interest of the sport. Duties will commence on April 1, 2013. Written applications including resume and references should reach the selection committee, no later than Dec. 31, 2012. Applications will be submitted to Stettler Golf & Country Club, Grounds Selection Committee, Box 1012, Settler ABA, T0C 2L1

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; www.canscribe.com; admissions@canscribe.com

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WANTED IN NORTHERN ALBERTA - Log Truck Drivers with off-road experience. Immediate openings, good wages, accommodation supplied. Forward resume: johnwb@telusplanet.net.

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CUT/SPLIT firewood for sale phone 403-876-2422 or 403-740-3285.

Household Furnishings

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MOVING salel 5708 50 A Ave. Stettler, Nov. 29, 30 & Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Everything must go!! For details call 403-742-8960

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BEER MAKING SUPPLIES - GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT - two 8 1/2 litre party pigs and party pig pressure pouches, two plastic beer vats, Beer Kit and all other beer making supplies you n e e d . Va l u e a t a b o u t $ 3 0 0 . P h o n e 403-883-2381. Leave message if no answer.


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BLAZEKING stoves. The most efficient, long burning woodstove in the industry. Also available gas and electric heaters, forced air furnaces and boilers! BlazeKing.com. Firewood for sale. Phone 403-876-2422

Edgeview Farms Ltd. is currently seeking candidates to fill a permanent farm labour position. Responsibilities: Experience in operating large GPS equipped farm machinery. Class 1 Driver’s License, or desire and ability to obtain class 1. Mechanical aptitude, with good problem solving skills. Ability to work independently under general supervision. We offer: Competitive Salary Excellent Work Environment Modern Well Maintained Machinery Local work with attractive work schedule.

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David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673 Condos/ Townhouses

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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

Plan

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Legal

NE 36-37-18 W4M SE 26-34-16 W4M NE 26-34-16 W4M SE 35-34-16 W4M SE 35-34-16 W4M SE35-34-16 W4M SE 35-34-16 W4M SE 35-34-16 W4M SE 35-34-16 W4M SE 35-34-16 W4M

Cof T. or Roll No.

002011163001 061015480 061015469 991159980001 991159980 991159981 001361069 001361071 001361084 001361070

The County of Stettler No. 6 may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land not sold at the public auction. Terms: Cash Redemption may be effected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at any time prior to the sale.

1054

Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson

403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: gkdpca@gkdpca.com website:

www.gkdpca.com Chapman and Co.

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

BOB HOLOWENKO TEL: 403-742-6277 Res: 403-742-2409 No. 5 Kunstman Komplex

Box 685, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Caregivers

1060

CHILD Care spaces a v a i l a b l e M o n d a y, Wednesday, Friday at Bibs to Bookbags Child Care Centre in Alix. Ages 12 months to 5 years. 403-754-5248

Cleaning

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

Drafting & Design

1120

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN

PH: 403-742-4101 FAX: 866-305-5686 galen@railsidedesign.com

1029

JT AUTO BODY LTD.

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Public Hearing Take notice that the Council of the County of Stettler No. 6 will hold a Public Hearing to hear representation concerning the proposed Bylaws: BYLAW 1495-12, providing for an adjustment to the boundary of Lot 64ER Block 2 Plan 072 0960 by approximately 0.027 hectares for consolidation with Lot 65 Block 2 Plan 122 --- (currently Lot 42 Block 2 Plan 0720960) to accommodate an existing encroachment; and to amend the Land Use Bylaw 1443-10 by rezoning the said portion of land from the Public Service (PS) District to the Resort Residential - Communally Serviced (RR-CS) District. The public may inspect a copy of the amending bylaws at the County Administration Building during regular ofďŹ ce hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as possible, in Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. Receipt of written submissions in support or opposing this bylaw must be submitted to the Planning and Development OfďŹ cer, County of Stettler, Box 1270, Stettler, AB. T0C 2L0 by 4:30 on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Dated: Friday, November 23, 2012 Jacinta Donovan Planning and Development OfďŹ cer

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

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

www.northstarpaintandbody.com

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

Phone 403-742-1681

+ A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

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

+

• 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

LTD.

1130

FINISHING TOUCH EXTERIORS LTD. 5�Continuous Eaves “Gutter Clean� Leaf Protection

Call Barry Harvey

403-742-8838 *27 years experience*

1150

403-742-5111 Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

Financial

1170

DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30% or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; www.mydebtsolution.com or toll free 1-877-556-3500 MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660. NEED CASH TODAY? Do you own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. No credit checks cash same day, Canadian owned & operated; www.PitStopLoans.com. 1-800-514-9399. NEED MONEY? No credit checks! No upfront fees! Immediate response! Electronic deposits and payments! 1-866-499-5629; www.mynextpay.com

Johnson Connor Agencies 403-742-2392

• Residential • Commercial • Automotive Needs

PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

403-742-2520 4607 - 59 St., Stettler (Beside A & W)

Legal Services

1210

Health Care

PERFORMANCE Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage

1260

403-742-4533

Grant & de Vries DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor 4912 - 51 Street Stettler, AB Open Mon. - Sat.

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

Gary G. Grant Phone: 403-742-4437

Robert de Vries Phone: 403-742-3399

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

CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www. accesslegalresearch.com

Misc. Services

1290

Get rid of your Garbage with. . .

3R

Management

403-742-3007 DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca HOME PHONE RECONNECT Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone. Call to connect! 1-866-287-1348.

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $259. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Painters/ Decorators

1310

R n S Painting For All Your Painting Needs

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

Phone 403-742-2529

Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON Comprehensive eye health and vision exams Top quality frames, lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management

Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

Fax 403-742-2522 ourlaw2@telus.net

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

403-742-3411

4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta

CRIMINAL RECORD? Have it removed. Canada’s premier record removal provider since 1989. BBB A+ rating. Confidential, fast & affordable. Free information booklet. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366); RemoveYourRecord.com

One block East of Scotia Bank

403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443

1290

• Quality Work • Quality Paint • Drywall Repair Interior - Exterior Free Estimates

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

Misc. Services

1260

of McCuaig Desrochers

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

“Keeping people in Motion...�

Legal Services

BRYON D. BALTIMORE Barristers and Solicitors Advocates

Chiropractor

All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

1230

www.johnsonconnor.com

Dr. E. LYNES

“If It’s Electrical We Do It�

Insurance

Randy Long

D

Eavestroughing

OPTOMETRISTS Ponoka, Alta. 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 Coronation Office 403-578-3221 Hanna Office 403-854-3003 www.4YourEyesOnly.ca

“Your Service Specialists�

Phone: 403-742-6612 Cell: 780-935-0540 Email: mstahlberg@shaw.ca

Dated at Stettler, Alberta September 29, 2012. Tim Fox, Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer

HEARTLAND GLASS

-Gitzel Krejci Building

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

Automotive

1196

5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER

Electrical

info@leschert.net

Glass Shops

1070 C.R. GLASS

Certified General Accountants

Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, ett, tree ee et, Stettler A B AB

1210

Health Care

Dr. Patricia Ross Dr. P.G. Wilson Dr. D.A. Heimdahl

403-742-3418

&

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

1193

Qualified and Reputable

Thorogood Pinches 4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

Furnace Cleaning

Stettler Furnace Cleaning

GALEN WIEBE

G K D P

Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid and to the reservations and conditions contained in the existing certiďŹ cate of title. These properties are being offered for sale on an “as is, where isâ€? basis and the County of Stettler No. 6 makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the adequacy of service, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the developability of the subject land for any intended use by the Purchaser.

Cabinet Makers

RAILSIDE Accounting 1010 DESIGN

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS LLP

Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, the County of Stettler No. 6 will offer for sale, by public auction in the County of Administration OfďŹ ce Building, 6602 – 44th Avenue, Stettler, Alberta on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., the following lands:

12, 13 16 1 2 3 4,5 6 7,9 8

today

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

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

Block

TO ADVE ADVERTISE ERTISE E YOU Y YOUR OU UR BUS BUSINESS SIINES NESS OR S SERVICE ER HERE CALL CLASSIFIEDS

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

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

Lot

Business and Services Directory

WINE MAKING SUPPLIES - G R E AT C H R I S T M A S GIFT - includes two 23 litre glass carboys, one 23 litre plastic carboy, 12.5 litre glass carboy, 2 plastic 23 liter tubs, mini jet wine filter, bottle holders, glass wine jugs and bottles and all other wine making supplies. Value about $400. O B O . P h o n e 403-883-2381. Leave message if no answer

Office Supplies

Interview to be arranged by contacting 403-742-7849 or 403-741-5133

Farm Custom Work

1760

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Misc. Services

403-741-5970 Personal Services

1315

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+). Hypnosis, Past Life Regressions, Meditation Workshops. Call Shelley @ 403-884-2547 www. positivelyhealinghypnosis.com TRUE PSYCHICS! 4 Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; www.truepsychics.ca. WHY WEIGHT? Lose up to 20 lbs by New Year’s Eve - Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic 1-800-854-5176.

Plumbing & Heating

1330

1290

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

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

Stettler Ph.

403-742-5237

Misc. Services

1290

RURAL WATER TREATMENT

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THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pets & Supplies

1810

EASY XMAS SHOPPING FOR PETS! No line ups, no cold weather. Deals to bark about! Receive 10% off with coupon code: Clubpet 10; www.petland.ca. 1-855-839-0555.

Travel Packages

1900

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709; www.CanTico.ca.

Horse/Stock Trailers

2170

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

2190

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. ROUND hay bales, $10 $40. We deliver. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380

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

Livestock

2100

16 BLACK/BBF bred heifers; 17 Red/RBF bred heifers calving March . $1450 for choice or make an offer. Cpntact Brian (780)608-7360 Heisler, AB.

Public Notices

6010

Community Support 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

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-2337

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

BRIGANTIA PLACE (formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)

780-672-1035

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])

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS 403-742-4059

HOME SUPPORT STETTLER & DISTRICT 403-742-6568

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

STETTLER CITIZENS ON PATROL RCMP office 403-742-3382 www.stettlercop.org

STETTLER HANDIBUS 403-742-5858

STETTLER HEALTH EMERGENCY LINE PROGRAM 403-742-2337

STETTLER PEOPLE FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS 403-742-2337

STETTLER READ & WRITE OFFICE 403-742-2999

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Grace – 403-742-0681 Vivian – 403-742-3935

VICTIM SERVICE 403-741-7841 CONFUSED? GETTING THE RUN AROUND? CONTACT YOUR INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTRE Residents of Stettler and the surrounding area now have access to this free and confidential service. It provides information and referral on social agencies, government services, clubs and organizations, to best suit the caller’s need.

Just Dial - 403-742-1155

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

TRY

Classified Advertising SERVING CENTRAL ALBERTA RURAL REGION

CALL 1-877-223-3311

For Rent #3000 - #3200

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

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

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

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME & OLDER 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT IN STETTLER. Available immediately. References required. 403-742-6631

GREAT SNOWMOBILING, ice fishing, BuffalLake/Rochon Sands lakefront, manufactured home, extensively reno’d, 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, new appls, 20 min. from Stettler, AB. 403-742-0024 LARGE 2 bedroom upper level, overlooking scenic Alix Lake, vaulted ceilings, 1 1/2 baths, washer/dryer included, patio deck, wood fireplace, shared garage, $950/mo. includes utilities, 1 month d.d., avail. immed. 403-747-3806, 403-304-0146.

SCAN HERE FOR MORE GREAT OFFERS

Industrial

Home Staging

3160

Storage Space

Heated Secure Storage ~ available immediately ~ $100.00 per month. † The Summer Village of Rochon Sands Call 403-742-4717

Houses For Sale

MINI STORAGE

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

Condos/ Townhouses

MIRROR - large 2 bedroom apt, $700/mo. inclds. heat, 403-318-3905 Myrna approx 900 sq ft, on site

Stores/ Commercial

3120

4040

QUALITY LIVING - affordable price. Brand new 2 bdrm/1 bdrm condos for sale. Easy financing! Less than rent! 3 blocks east of main street “Parkland Place”. All inquiries welcome, Ken @ 403-350-9243

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

South of Big Valley, AB along Hwy. 56 1 section 631 acres grassland A-1 fences and cross-fenced with power and water wells and tanks on each half. Gas well revenue $10,800.00 per year.

4020

HOUSE FOR SALE IN STETTLER Good starter home or revenue property. 1120 sq. ft. bilevel. Quite neighborhood. 5 bedrooms, large family room, new deck, new shingles, 6 appliances. 1-306-463-4514 or 1-306-460-6451

4070

PASTURELAND FOR SALE

FULL duplex, single title, 31 & 33 McIntosh Ave, Red Deer, 3 bdrm, 1 main bath and 3 appls. per unit, fenced yards, off street parking, close to schooll and arena, $369,000. For view app’t or for details call 403-352-6407 or 788-2901

L A R G E One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005

4015 Farms/ Land

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

SHOP for rent 2400 sq. ft. 2 large doors, 2 offices, 4108-41 St. Stettler 780-918-0331

3060

Suites

3130

1,200 ft. heated shop in East Industrial area of Stettler. Available Dec. 1/12. Phone 403-742-8327, Tracey.

TWO bdrm main suite avail December 1st in Stettler. Newly reno’d w laundry facilities. Downtown and close to schools. $1000.00 month utilities incl’d. DD req, n/s, no pets. 403-740-6645

SHOPPING for new downtown office space? Located on Mainstreet, Stettler, 3000 sq.ft. on 3 HOUSES and 2 suites for rent, 1-3 bdrms, ref’s lower level, plus 2 upstairs req’d. Norma Leslie RLP offices. Available in part or whole floor. Contact Central 403-742-7815 Tracey 403-742-8327

Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ♦, ‡, § The Holiday Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after November 10, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$20,898 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,100 Consumer Cash Discount. $20,698 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ♦Holiday Bonus Cash up to $1,000 is available on most new 2012/2013 models, excluding the following: Chrysler 200 LX, Dodge Caliber, Dart, Grand Caravan CVP, Journey CVP/SE, Avenger, Viper, Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Patriot Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Wrangler 2 Dr Sport, Grand Cherokee SRT8, Ram 1500 Reg Cab & ST & SXT Trucks, Ram Cab & Chassis, Ram Cargo Van, FIAT 500 Abarth and 2012 FIAT 500 Pop models. Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Examples: 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $20,898/$20,698 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $120/$119 with a cost of borrowing of $3,995/$3,957 and a total obligation of $24,893/$24,655. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,395. 2013 Dodge Journey Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ■Based on Ward’s 2012 Small Van Segmentation. Excludes other Chrysler Group LLC designed and/or manufactured vehicles. ≠Based on R. L. Polk Canada Inc. January to October 2011 Canadian Total New Vehicle Registration data for Chrysler Crossover Segments. ^Based on 2013 Ward’s Middle Cross Utility segmentation. ¤Based on 2013 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). 2013 Dodge Journey SE 2.4 L 4-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.5 L/100 km (38 MPG) and City: 10.8 L/100 km (26 MPG). TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

WANTED: feed oats 403-740-5354

3020

Houses/ Duplexes

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RANCH in Manitoba’s north interlake along Portage bay, on 1649 deeded 10,260 crown land lease, Alfalfa, native grass bush, good pasture, good fences, lots of dug-outs, fountains, lake, house, 2 garages, barn, outbuildings, will hold 300 cow/ calf phone Ruth at 204-659-4412

2007 FORD Fusion, SE, V6, black, excellent cond., original owner, A/C, PW, PL, 4 dr. 117,000 kms. $10,900. o.b.o. 403-348-9009

4090

Public Notice #6000

SACRIFICING ALL EXISTING 2011 SRI stock at invoice! Save huge $$. 2013 stock arriving. These homes must go! Call now for best selection. 1-877-341-4422; www.dynamicmodular.ca; Red Deer.

Donalda Area Good Cultivated Quarter

Mortgages Bought/Sold

Phone 403-883-2545

5030

Manufactured Homes

4070

Located from Donalda 2 miles South - 2 miles East and 1 mile South

Cars

Call Al - 780-980-2084 Doug - 604-777-9357

YEAR END CLEARANCE! Vast selection: single/20’ wides and like-new pre-owned homes. Starting at only $69,900. Delivery anywhere in Alberta! 1-800-461-7632. 148 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie; www. unitedhomescanada.com

Farms/ Land

Transportation #5000-5300

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

AN EXCELLENT CHOICE WHERE YOUR AD REACHES RURAL READERS

CALL 1-877-223-3311 CLASSIFIEDS HOT-LINE

4190

HOMEOWNER? Need Money. Bank said no? Apply online; www.homeloansalberta.com call toll free: 1-866-488-8337.

WHATEVER YOU’RE SELLING... WE HAVE THE PAPER YOU NEED!

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown.§

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR VALUE ON CANADA’S #1 PEOPLE MOVERS 2013 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN CANADA VALUE PACKAGE CANADA’S #1 SELLING MINIVAN FOR 29 YEARS

20,898

$

36

MPG HWY

7.9 L/100 KM HWY ¤

283HP

BEST-IN-CLASS

INCLUDES $8,100 CONSUMER CASH* AND FREIGHT.

120

$

OR CHOOSE

12114UC0

BI-WEEKLY FINANCING‡

@

4.49

% FOR 96 MONTHS WITH $0 DOWN

AVAILABLE FEATURES FOR THE 2013 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

2ND ROW OVERHEAD 9" VIDEO SCREEN

2ND ROW POWER WINDOWS DOWS

2ND ROW SUPER STOW ’n GO®

PARKVIEW® REAR BACK-UP CAMERA

2013 DODGE JOURNEY CANADA VALUE PACKAGE CANADA’S #1 SELLING CROSSOVER ≠

20,698

$

38 8

MPG HWY

7.5 L/100 00 KM HWY ¤

INCLUDES $2,000 CONSUMER CASH* AND FREIGHT.

119

$

2013 Dodge Journey Crew shown.§

OR CHOOSE BI-WEEKLY FINANCING‡

@

4.49

%

F 96 MONTHS FOR WITH $0 DOWN

IT’S YOUR JOURNEY, MAKE THE MOST OF IT. • BEST-IN-CLASS STORAGE^ • BEST-IN-CLASS V6 DRIVING RANGE^ • LARGEST TOUCH-SCREEN IN ITS CLASS^

GET UP TO

• PREMIUM SOFT-TOUCH INTERIOR • CLASS-EXCLUSIVE IN-FLOOR STORAGE^ • MOST AFFORDABLE MID-SIZE CROSSOVER IN CANADA^

1000

$

BONUS CASH

ON SELECT MODELS

Dodge.ca/Offers


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27,885

*

$

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Offer includes $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates and $1,700 freight and air tax.

15

**

$

PLUS $

$ SWAP YOUR RIDE NOW AND GET UP TO

IN MANUFACTURER REBATES

,

ON MOST NEW 2012 F-150 MODELS

John F.

Available †

††

financed bi-weekly for 72 months with $2,000 down payment or equivalent trade.

199 6.19

OWN FOR ONLY **

@

MORE

BI-WEEKLY

On most new 2012 and 2013 models

1,000

%

APR

FALL IN LOVE WITH A FORD AND SWAP YOUR RIDE. VISIT ALBERTAFORD.CA OR YOUR ALBERTA FORD STORE FOR DETAILS. VIEW OUR SWAPISODES ONLINE AT FORD.BLOG.CA/SWAPISODES

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Vehicle shown with optional equipment

2012 F-150 XLT SUPER CAB 4X4

10.5L/100km 27MPG HWY*** 14.9L/100km 19MPG CITY ***

Offers includes $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates and $1,700 freight and air tax.

AND GET V8 POWER 360 HP Q 380 LB.-FT. OF TORQUE

2012 F-250 XLT SUPER CAB 4X4 WESTERN EDITION

CASH PURCHASE FOR ONLY

39,999

*

285 @ 6.19%

OWN FOR ONLY **

OR

financed bi-weekly for 72 months with $3,000 down payment or equivalent trade. Offers includes $7,250 in Manufacturer Rebates and $1,700 freight and air tax.

APR

Western Edition package includes:

• Reverse Camera • Tailgate Step • Sync®◆ • Foglamps • Black Platform Running Boards • 18" Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels

Vehicles may not be exactly as shown.

LOYALTY & CONQUEST CUSTOMER CASH

For Qualifying Customers

albertaford.ca

WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ‡Until November 30, 2012, receive $250/ $500/ $1,000/ $1,500/ $1,750/ $2,000/ $2,250/ $3,000/ $3,750/ $4,000/ $4,250/ $4,750/ $5,250/ $5,500/ $5,750/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/ $7,250/ $8,250/ $9,000/ $9,250/ $10,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Escape I4 Manual; 2013 Explorer Base/ 2012 Edge SE/ 2012 Focus S, Explorer Base FWD; 2013 Edge FWD (excluding SE), Flex SE, Transit Connect (excluding electric), E-Series, F-150 Regular Cab XL (4x2) Value Leader/ 2012 Fiesta S, E-Series; 2013 Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE/2012 Flex SE/ 2012 Mustang Value Leader, Taurus SE, Transit Connect (excluding electric); 2013 F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/ 2012 Fusion S/ 2012 Fiesta (excluding S), Explorer AWD (excluding Base)/ 2013 Mustang V6 Premium/ 2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader), Explorer FWD (excluding Base), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs; 2013 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) gas engine/ 2012 Focus (excluding S), Fusion Hybrid, Edge AWD (excluding SE), Escape (excluding I4 Manual)/ 2012 Fusion I4 (excluding S and Hybrid), Escape V6; 2013 Mustang GT/ 2012 Fusion V6 (excluding S and Hybrid)/ 2012 Mustang GT, Taurus (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE); 2013 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non-5.0L/ 2012 Edge FWD (excluding SE)/ 2013 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cab) Diesel Engine/ 2012 Expedition; 2013 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L/ 2013 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L/ 2012 F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Gas Engine/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (Excluding 4x2) non-5.0L/ 2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L/ 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel Engines/ 2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L (all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded). This offer 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. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-150 XLT Super Crew 4X4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-250 XLT Super Cab 4X4 Western Edition with power seats for $27,885/$29,885/$39,999. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $10,000/$10,000/$7,250 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. Manufacturer Rebates 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. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Choose 6.19% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2012 F-150 XLT Super Crew 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/$465/$617 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $199/$214/$285 with a down payment of $2,000/$2,000/$3,000 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $5,169.65/5,569.08/$7,389.30 or APR of 6.19% and total to be repaid is $31,054.65/$33,454.08/$44,388.30. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $10,000/$10,000/$7,250 and 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 Manufacturer Rebate 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. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ▲Offer only valid from November 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012 (the “Program Period”) to Canadian resident customers who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) certain Ford Pickup Truck, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), Cross-Over Utility Vehicle (CUV) or Minivan models (each a “Qualifying Loyalty Model”), or certain competitive pickup truck, SUV, CUV or Minivan models (each a “Qualifying Conquest Model”) and purchase, lease, or factory order (during the Program Period) a new 2012/2013 Ford truck (excluding Raptor), SUV or CUV (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Some eligibility restrictions apply on Qualifying Loyalty and Conquest Models and Eligible Vehicles – see dealer for full offer criteria. Qualifying customers will receive $1,000 (the “Incentive”) towards the purchase or lease of the Eligible Vehicle, which must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Program Period. Limit one (1) Incentive per Eligible Vehicle sale, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales if valid proof is provided that the customer is the owner/lessee of two (2) separate Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Models. Each customer will be required to provide proof of ownership/registration of the applicable Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Model and the ownership/registration address must match the address on the new Buyer’s Agreement or Lease Agreement for the Eligible Vehicle sale. Offer is transferable only to persons living in the same household as the eligible customer. This offer is subject to vehicle availability and may be cancelled at any time without notice. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at the time of factory-order or delivery (but not both). This offer is not combinable with CPA, GPC, Daily Rental Allowances. Taxes payable before Incentive is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. See dealer for details. ***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. †F-150: 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. Super Duty: Max. conventional towing capability of 17,500 lbs. on F-350 and max. 5th Wheel towing capability of 24,500 lbs. On F-450 when properly equipped. Max. payload capability of 7,110 lbs. on F-350 when properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR vs. 2011/2012 competitors. ††Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR, non-hybrid vs. 2011/2012 comparable competitor engines. ◆Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check www.syncmyride.com for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. ©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.

THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT ADVERTISING Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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November 28, 2012 edition of the Stettler Independent

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