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Brent Gosnell, 11, was a busy boy Monday as he shovels a Stettler sidewalk after Sunday’s heavy snowfall. More than 15 centimetres was dumped on the region in the biggest snowfall of an already eventful winter. More flurries and cold temperatures are in the forecast for the rest of this week, before a reprieve on Sunday.

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After an overabundance of snow landed Sunday, Jeff Skaley of Skaley Landscaping uses a snowblower Monday to clear a sidewalk near Stettler’s provincial building. Stettler’s Memorial Park was transformed into “a winter wonderland.” While many Stettler residents spent much of Monday digging out, they ran into more snowbanks Tuesday as high winds caused drifting throughout town. And the forecast for the rest of this week calls for more snow and temperatures in the minus-16 C range.

Halkirk wind project ready to roll RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter After years of planning and months of planting turbines, the 150-megawatt Halkirk wind project is slated to be in full operation within a few weeks. The project is touted as Alberta’s largest wind farm. “All 83 turbines are up and we expect to be fully operating by the end of December,” said Sandeep Sharma, project manager under Capital Power Corporation. Standing more than 80 metres high, with blades 44 metres long, the turbines between

Halkirk and Castor on both sides of Highway 12 have altered the landscape in the west side of the County of Paintearth. “Some of the turbines have already been commissioned,” Sharma said. Work continues to finalize the functions on several other turbines, as the construction phase nears the end. “We are proud of our accomplishment,” Sharma said. “We are happy to be in the community and working co-operatively with support from landowners and the County of Paintearth.” Sharma also acknowledged the strong support from the community, as more than 1,200 signed a special blade that has been erected on one of the blades along Secondary Highway 855,

just south of Halkirk. The facility is projected to employ 15 fulltime workers, with headquarters in Halkirk, Sharma said. Although no event has been planned to officially mark the full operation of the Halkirk wind project, Sharma said the facility would be up and running before New Year’s Day. It’s pegged to generate clean, renewable energy for Alberta, and enough electricity to meet the average annual power needs of 50,000 homes. Energy produced as part of the Halkirk wind project will be sold onto the Alberta spot market, as renewable energy credits are being sold to Pacific Gas and Pacific Electric under a 20-year fixed-price agreement.

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Gracenotes choir, under the direction of Rhonda Sylvester, sings Christmas carols last Thursday during the Sounds of the Season concert last Thursday as part of Stettler’s Festival of Lights. From left are Kaylee Sommerville, Carly Armstrong, Sonya Marquart, Dacia Gramlick, Hillary Clarke, Jaycee Davidson and Janea Kopp.

Festival of Lights brightens Christmas spirit in Stettler RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Many generous people from the region raised thousands of dollars for Stettler Hospital and Care Centre last week during the 15th annual Festival of Lights at the Stettler Community Hall. “We don’t know how much was raised at this point, but we are hopeful it will reach or exceed last year’s total,” said Sue Peterson, who chaired the organizing committee of Stettler Health Services Foundation, which sponsors the events. After raising $101,358

last year, this year’s festival supported the hospital to purchase overhead lifts for beds. She expects to report a final figure in the coming weeks. “People of the community are so generous,” Peterson said. “People know the funds stay in the community and everyone accesses the hospital at sometime.” The gala auction Saturday night sold out, with 320 people, and bidding remained strong. “Our auction Saturday raised more this year than last year, although I was expecting it to be lower,”

Peterson said. Over the previous 14 years, the Festival of Lights raised more than $400,0000. Last week, all six events were strongly supported, with the hall packed with people. Sounds of the Season on Thursday drew 300 people, with entertainment from a portion of Gracenotes choir, 12-year-old singer Jesse Robinson of Erskine, Danceology of Stettler and Red Deer jazz band Sound Explosion, which included trumpeter Eric Peterson of Stettler. Sharing the Season seniors’ tea last Wednes-

day afternoon attracted a packed house as children from Christ-King Catholic School entertained with music. Kids’ Day with Santa on Friday was a big hit for the families, with 250 to 300 children getting the opportunity to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. The Owen Blake memorial breakfast last Tuesday also attracted a big crowd. About 350 volunteers served in various roles to again make the festival popular and prosperous, which organizers count as a valuable asset for the event each year.

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Santa Claus arrives at the Festival of Lights for children’s day last Friday, as he hugs four-year-old Anneka Van Egdom and three-year-old Carter Erickson. Santa’s helper, Ania Bohn, provided assistance.

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Three-vehicle crash in dealer’s parking lot SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP detachment Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a oneweek period through this Monday. Calls that have SUI attached are still under investigation. If you have any information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents, please contact the Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Monday, Nov. 26 8:09 a.m. — Report of an injured deer in the ditch on Highway 601 and there was a second report of an injured deer on Highway 11 and Range Road 262. Investigators attended to the Highway 601 deer and located it bleeding in tall grass. It was dispatched on scene. The Highway 262 deer was taken care of by a Bashaw investigator. 3:28 p.m. — A complaint of criminal harassment related to a domestic dispute which started at a 50 Avenue residence. An emergency protection order was obtained on behalf of the 33-year-old female victim. The matter continues to be monitored by police and Victim Services. 4:34 p.m. — A report of an intoxicated female at a 50 Street business. When investigators attended, the 43-year-old female from 50A Avenue in Stettler was upset that police were called. She advised that she was beat up by a family member, but was too intoxicated to provide a statement. The female was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in detachment cells until sober. When the 43-year-old was sober, she refused to provide a statement. 4:51 p.m. — A 911 call from the Lone Pine Colony near Botha. When an investigator telephoned the phone number associated with the call, a property representative was unaware that there was any emergency. The original call was determined to be a pocket dial. 10:09 p.m. — A report of a hit-and-run collision on 51 Street. A 17-year-old female driver

from rural Stettler advised that her Ford Explorer was parked in front of the Credit Union bank and a Nissan Versa backed into her vehicle. The Nissan then left the scene. The Explorer owner had a friend inside the vehicle who recorded the licence-plate number of the departing vehicle and provided a description of the driver and type of vehicle. The registered owner was identified to be a 34-year-old female from 62 Street. Damage was under $2,000, though the incident was considered a hit and run. The owner of the Nissan was served a violation ticket. Tuesday, Nov. 27 3:03 p.m. — Investigators were dispatched to a Emmerson Acres residence where a 55-year-old male reported he was feeling depressed and suicidal. The male wanted to be taken to the hospital and was therefore transported. There was no violence and the patient was turned over to hospital staff. 3:04 p.m. — A 45-yearold female from Erskine reported that she lost a small bag containing $500 in denominations of $50 and $20. The bag was in the caller’s purse and she recalled seeing it last when she was at No Frills one hour earlier. 3:36 p.m. — A 911 call from a 52 Avenue residence, reporting a 53-year-old male being disruptive and that he had been consuming alcohol prior to the incident. Investigators attended and arrested the known male for failing to comply with conditions of his recognizance. He was also charged with two counts of assault. An emergency protection order was obtained on behalf of the victims and the accused was eventually released on further court conditions. 3:47 p.m. — A complaint from a 66-year-old male on 64 Street that he had received some profane and menacing text messages from a local cellphone number. Investigators determined that the texts came from a 25-yearold male from the County of Paintearth. It was also

learned that the 25-year-old had the wrong number. No charges were laid. 6:34 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a possible impaired driver on Township Road 39-2 eastbound, headed toward Highway 56. Investigators received multiple reports of a bluecoloured Ford F-150 driving dangerously, and the driver eventually caused a collision on the same highway. The vehicle was located and the 80-year-old driver from 51 Avenue was charged with careless driving and was issued a 24-hour medical driving suspension. The elderly male’s driver’s licence privileges have been sent before a provincial review board. 6:49 p.m. — A report of a large porcupine in the middle of the north driving lane on Highway 56. By the time an investigator arrived, the dead animal was off the roadway. Wednesday, Nov. 28 2:42 p.m. — A complaint of a male driver operating a white-coloured passenger van, swerving from one side of the road to the other oth and into oncoming traffic on Highway 56 north. A licence plate was reported and the company-owned van was identified. The complainant did not wish to provide a statement, so only a warning could be b issued. 4:27 p.m. — A complaint of ongoing loud music from a 61A Street residence. Investigators attended, but no music could be heard. The 22-year-old property representative was spoken to and he admitted that he had been playing music. He was issued a warning only, because the complainant was unwilling to provide a statement. Thursday, Nov. 29 2:05 a.m. — A report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56, just south of Township Road 36-4. The deer was reported to have exited the west ditch, running eastbound into the track of the Pontiac Grand Am. 12:54 p.m. — A blackcoloured Chevrolet pickup truck was observed driving on 51 Avenue, then turning south onto

Highway 56. The truck had blacked-out side windows, blacked-out tail-lights and black tinted head-light covers. The vehicle was identified to be unsafe for the highway, and contrary to the Alberta Vehicle Equipment Regulations. The licence plate was seized and a letter was forwarded to Alberta Transportation advising of the violations. The truck is to be inspected prior to being returned to service. The 17-year-old female driver was issued a violation ticket for the operation of a vehicle with improper equipment. 5:46 p.m. — A 911 hangup phone call was reported from the Ramada Inn. An investigator attended the business and the business representative was unable to determine where the call had originated from. 5:48 p.m. — A report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 590. The 45-year-old driver from rural Lamont received no injuries while operating his Dodge Caravan. Friday, Nov. 30 9:43 a.m. — A complaint of a dangerous driver on Highway 12 headed westbound toward Stettler. A semi hauling dumpsters was observed passing unsafely and almost caused a head-on collision. A traffic stop was conducted with the 52-year-old semi driver from North Battleford who felt he was passing safely. The driver was issued a warning, as the 29-yearold male complainant from Stettler did not want to go to court. 1:59 p.m. — A complaint of an older GMC truck headed northbound on Highway 56 and that the female passenger appeared to be drinking beer. An investigator conducted a patrol in the area, but was unable to locate the truck. 2:47 p.m. — A report of a three-vehicle collision in the parking lot of Aspen Ford. The 50-year-old driver from Spruce Drive reported that the gas pedal of his Ford Mustang got stuck and hit three parked vehicles. The investigation determined that four new trucks were damaged as a result of the collision. SUI See ‘Police’ on Page A5

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COMMUNITY CHURCHES Remember the Reason for the Season.

SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK Stettler RCMP detachment Last Thursday and Friday, Stettler RCMP initiated Phase 4 of Operation Ten-4. Investigators conducted a specialized enforcement action that concentrated attention in the downtown and industrial areas of Stettler, because of citizens’ concerns. At total of 74 provincial violation tickets were issued, along with one municipal bylaw ticket. The breakdown of offences were: 14 — speeding. 3 — distracted driving. 1 — crosswalk. 52 — vehicle equipment (tinted front windows, blacked-out tail-lights and head-lights). 1 — stunting. 3 — documents. Stettler RCMP thanks the members of the public who pointed out the traffic issues in the town. Your support is appreciated. The public is encouraged to continue to share your traffic concerns with the police, by sending them

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Promoting Stettler in the tradition of Carl Stettler

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By Lori Welbourne Indpendent columnist Last week, I turned 46 years old and my kids offered up a delicious home-cooked dinner, followed by a sweet dose of unexpected reality. “I wish I was you,” my nine-year-old daughter said as we enjoyed our decadent dessert. “But I’m kind of glad that I’m not.” “Why are you glad that you’re not?” I asked. “Because your life is half over,” my 12-year-old son chimed in from across the table. “It kind of is, Mom,” Daisy agreed, nodding sympathetically. “No offence.” Sure. None taken. Eager to know more about her first statement, I asked Daisy why she wished she were me. “Because you have an amazing life!” she replied. “And you look less old than you actually are,” Sam added, smiling. I was glad they thought I looked young for 46, but the fact remained that they thought I was old. Duh. Of course they did. I remember being my daughter’s age and thinking my mom was ancient too. She was 27 at the time. I explained to my children that I planned on living to be at least 100 and that I hadn’t reached the halfway mark quite yet. “But you’re close,” Sam teased. “So, no wasting time, Mom.” And there it was, just the advice I needed to hear that day: no wasting time. Since the age of 17, I’ve spent many of my birthdays seriously reflecting on what I had yet to accomplish, rather than simply enjoying them as a wonderful celebration of life. In that moment, I realized that I had been doing it again to some extent, and it was completely unnecessary. Serious reflection could wait. I didn’t think my children had any idea what was going on in the deep recesses of my brain, but I guess they’re more perceptive than I realize. What they might see in me could be similar to what I saw in my parents when I was young, and that is a person who works too hard for the future and doesn’t play enough in the present. Like most everyone I know, my life is full, my days are busy and my schedule is packed. I have ambitions and dreams that I’m working on constantly, but am I relishing the entire process or am I waiting to cross some magical finish line first? At times, I feel like I’m loving every minute of it. There are times, though, that I become lost in the chaos and life feels like one big chore rather than the magnificent gift that it is. I believe in dreaming big and going after my goals with fearless optimism. I also believe it’s important to remember to live every day to the fullest, because, as we all know, there are no guarantees that our life will be long. Even though my plan is to live another 54 years or more, there’s a possibility I might not. So, if I die tomorrow, I hope to have enjoyed today — and the only person than can make that hope a reality is me. Back when I was a brooding teenager my dad, the eternal optimist, taught me that happiness is a mindset. “You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be miserable,” he said when I was in one of my darker moods. “Life will keep chugging along, however you decide to feel.” I can’t say his words completely sunk in at the time, but as the years have passed, I’ve tried to live by that motto more and more. If I didn’t, I probably wouldn’t be able to recognize that my daughter was right: I do have an amazing life. I’m grateful that I have some incredible people in my world who remind me of that every day. Even on my birthday.

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Envy, greed, jealousy shrink souls and minds There’s a fable about an eagle that could fly faster than another eagle. That infuriated the slower eagle. One day, the troubled eagle met an archer. He said, “I want you to shoot that eagle down!” The man replied that he would, if he had some eagle feathers to put into his arrows. The jealous eagle immediately produced a wing feather. The arrow was released, but the rival eagle was just out of range. The envious eagle pulled out more feathers for the archer, but he kept missing. When he’d removed so many feathers that he could no longer fly, the hunter turned on him and killed him. The eagle’s jealousy not only divested him of his mobility, but it ultimately led to his demise. The legend reminds me of 1 Kings 21, which contains the distressing account of King Ahab and his inappropriate acquisition of a vineyard owned by Naboth. Ahab’s attitudes and actions in this passage provide a prime example of the unholy trinity of envy, greed and jealousy. These words are often used interchangeably, but while they are similar and occasionally overlap, they’re not really synonyms. Generally speaking, envy is wanting what someone else has, greed is wanting more and more and jealousy is possessiveness coupled with fear that what has been gained might be lost or taken. All three (independently or together) are capable of narrowing the mind, enslaving the thoughts and shrinking the soul. But back to Ahab. I would encourage you to locate the passage and read it, as space does not permit its inclusion here. However, the following is a condensed

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version of what transpired. As king, Ahab had all that any man could desire. But he coveted Naboth’s land, so he offered to buy or trade another property for it. Naboth had deep family roots in the land and he didn’t want to sell. Ahab, following a season of sulking, allowed for his evil wife Jezebel to contrive and employ a plan that led to Naboth’s execution ... and Ahab got his vineyard. However, God takes note of such events. God’s prophet Elijah appeared in the kings court and boldly condemned their evil deeds. Allegorically speaking, he told them that they were both out of feathers and that the Heavenly Archer had them in His sights. Envy, greed and jealousy (exactly opposite of faith, hope and contentment) are indicative of a belief that this life is all that we get ... so we must grab all that we can, while we can and grasp it tightly. To conclude, Proverbs 28:25 begins by saying, “A greedy man stirs up strife,” but then in happy contrast states, “The one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.” Pastor Ross Helgeton is senior pastor at Erskine Evangelical Free Church.

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Macleods opens doors on main street 1972 — 40 years ago — The grand total of building permits issued by the Town of Stettler through November totalled $1,418,880. — Murray Rairdan was elected president of the Stettler District Agricultural Society. — The Trevor Lienweber rink won the Stettler junior high school bonspiel. An Erskine couple celebrated special birthdays. — Melvia Reynolds her 86th and her husband Bert his 85th. — Herb Awe of Donalda was elected president of the Stettler District 4-H Council. — The Gadsby Cubs and Scouts are selling Christmas trees, offering spruce or jack pine. — Johnny and Mary Johnson of Rumsey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering at the Rumsey hall. — The Stettler County Fair board reported the fair profit was about $3,700. 1962 — 50 years ago — Macleods held the grand opening for a new

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store on Stettler’s main street. Macleods Limited was started in Winnipeg in 1917. — Hally Walgenbach of Gadsby received a trophy saddle at a banquet in Ponoka for being Central Alberta chuckwagon champion. — Eighteen inches of snow was dumped on the Stettler district on Nov. 30. — The Stettler Board of Trade staged a mammoth Santa Claus parade. — A benefit dance was held at Byemoor for Victor Jackson, who suffered a broken neck in a car accident. — Specials at J and P Food Stores: T-bone and sirloin steak — 89 cents per pound; raisins — three pounds for 53 cents; Nabob tea — 99 cents per pound; Purity flour — 25 pounds for $1.99; Purex tissue

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Premier’s dealings show legal doesn’t always mean ethical The Alberta Legislature floor got a little bit hot and even shook a little bit this past week when a controversy broke out over documentation that seems to show a clear conflict of interest, which took place involving the premier, which she is adamantly denying. The conflict of interest is more than a lucrative $10 billion provincial tobacco litigation contract, which was awarded to Alison Redford’s ex-husband Robert Hawke’s law firm, which has tens of millions of dollars in fees at stake. The conflict of interest is illustrated in communications between the then Justice Minister Redford and her staff. A Dec. 14, 2010, document signed by her stated: “The importance of a ‘made in Alberta’ litigation plan, the best choice will be the International Tobacco Recovery Lawyers (Alison Redford’s former husband’s law firm).” A July 5, 2012, email from justice spokes-

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From the Legislature MLA Report by Rick Strankman man Dan Laville to CBC states: “On Dec. 14, 2010, then Justice Minister Alison Redford determined that ITRL consortium provided the best ‘made in Alberta’ litigation plan. The decision was communicated to the consortiums and law firm shortly thereafter.” The decision as to whether this constitutes a conflict of interest falls to Alberta ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson. Complaints with the commissioner have been filed by both the Wildrose and Liberal Opposition parties. Part 2 of the controversy was raised on a point of privilege by my colleague Rob Anderson and fellow Wildrose MLA from Airdrie. The

point raised was that the premier was in contempt of the legislature for misleading the house. The allegations of misleading the house stem from the premier’s denial of having made the decision claiming she was not the justice minister at the time the decision was made to award the litigation contract. The document signed by Redford making the decision on the contract was dated Dec. 14, 2010. She did not resign from her post as justice minister until February 2011. The decision on the point of privilege will be made by the Speaker Gene Zwozdesky. This Monday, he ruled Redford didn’t mislead the legislature when she answered

questions from opposition MLAs about he role in the government’s selection of a legal team. Actually making the decision on the conflict of interest comes down to the splitting of hairs on the exact nature of the relationship between the premier and her former spouse. Robert Hawkes led the team for the premier that transitioned her into the premier’s office, showing that there is and has been an ongoing relationship in some form between the two. Making the decisions on whether she is in contempt of the legislature comes down to determining whether she was or was not the justice minister when the contract was awarded. I’ll let the evidence speak for itself on this issue. Rick Strankman is the Drumheller-Stettler MLA. He can be reached via email: drumheller. stettler@assembly.ab.ca; or on Twitter: @RickStrankman.

Contentious property-rights debate Alberta’s seemingly endless journey Just when you thought it was out of sight and out of mind, the PC government brings back the issue that lost them rural southern Alberta, and almost much of the rest of rural Alberta in the last election. The government passed Bill 2 — the Responsible Energy Development Act. It’s a large bill that covers a lot of energy industry-related ground and includes the consolidation of legislation covering landowner rights in regard to energy development. But just the thought of “property rights” was guaranteed to set off the opposition Wildrose Party, and other government critics. A raucous debate ensued in the legislature, with the Opposition leader labelling the proposed legislation the “Franken Bill.” Others called it the worst legislation ever imposed on innocent landowners in the history of civilization — or words to that effect. It would seem that “property rights” is the gift that just keeps on giving for the Wildrose Party. And as the giver, the PC government just can’t seem to figure out how to stop giving this gift to their political foes. But then, one suspects the government was thinking more along the lines of punishment rather than benevolence toward those rural voters who had the audacity to vote against the PC party ruling dynasty. Too bad, because it could, or rather should, have been done with a lot more buy-in from the rural land-owning public. From the government perspective, it tidies up an area that was contained in six previously passed conservations acts. That would seem to be a bureaucratic/ legal matter that would make administration of the legislation easier. But one wonders as to the awareness of real-world reality of those drafting the legislation when the government itself made 15 amendments to fix obvious problems and omissions. The government spin was that the legislation was the result of information they gathered from stakeholders. Considering the opposition reaction to the legislation, the government clearly did not address all of the property rights concerns. But then, ruling governments are not prone to listening to their political foes whether they are right or not. The opposition introduced 20 amendments of its own — which were all promptly rejected by the government. One ponders; were all those amendments really wrong, or was it just because they were introduced by the opposition — that’s politics, I guess. From a cynical point of view, keeping the “property

rights” issue alive with another government bill is something of a boon to the Wildrose Party. That issue formed the centrepiece of their campaign in rural Alberta with much success. The party is now able to keep stoking the embers of discontent in readiness for the next election. The PC government also intends to repeat history, believing that if only misguided landowners were informed of the facts, they would all happily rally behind the legislation. The previous energy minister, Ted Morton, fervently believed in that mantra, but then he lost his seat in the last election. I think there was a message there. Present Energy Minister Ken Hughes has vowed that he will engage in a provincewide speaking tour to inform misled landowners of the wisdom of his legislation. As is the practice when speaking on controversial issues, the minister’s political handlers will probably be seeking out friendly audiences to create a positive PR response. Nothing new there — the legislation’s opponents will no doubt be doing exactly the same thing for their side. One does wish that there could be some better credible public-consultation mechanism to create what everyone agrees is much-needed legislation to protect landowner rights. The reality is that the courts will be the final arbitrator of the fairness of all of the property-rights legislation. As usual lawyers will have the last laugh. All of this causes one to ponder if there is a jurisdiction somewhere in the world where all sides, stakeholders and landowners are generally happy with the legislation that governs their property rights. Every area has unique circumstances, but surely Alberta is not the first jurisdiction that has had to deal with this issue. Perhaps we should have tried harder to learn from others before starting on what has turned out to a most acrimonious and endless journey.

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Grease cast charms Stettler crowds L ES S TULBERG Independent reporter Wildcat Theatre’s production of Grease delighted Stettler audiences with five sold-out performances last week. A cast of 66 students from William E. Hay Composite High School did an admirable job of recreating the timeless classic. The high-energy production, with its impressive set, kept spectators captivated and wanting more. “My students tackled this project like pros,” said director Darren Fleischhacker. “The great thing about putting on a show like this is that it attracted students from all different backgrounds and brought them all together to do something amazing. I had cast members with loads of experience in performance and I had students with no experience — in the end, they all worked together fabulously.” The production was essentially student-run. Students created the set and performed the music, acting, singing and dance routines. “All the performers did so well,” said Stettler’s Joan Baltimore, who attended the performance twice. “I believe their participation is a great confidencebooster and will give them the courage to do things again.” Lead actors Mark Forrester and Katie Monaghan played the parts of Danny and Sandy superbly. Forrester, 17, is a Grade 12 student, but it was his debut on stage. Just the same, he appeared to be comfortable in an acting role. Monaghan, 15, is a Grade 10 student who has had considerable singing experience — that was evident in her performance — but Grease was her acting debut. The supporting cast also did a commendable job. Each student had time in the spotlight, with some scene-stealing moments. Fifteen-year-old Meghan LaRose’s experience in theatre and singing didn’t go unnoticed and allowed her to nail her character — Rizzo. Aaryn Lynham, Shayla Nietz and Amy Stratulate were convincing in their “Pink Ladies” roles. Not to be outdone, Austin Cherewko, Stefan du Toit, Taylor Elliot and Justin Fleischhacker showed their acting ability and made their “T-Bird” characters believable. Cast members Darby Austin, Michael Burkinshaw, Kasen Fraser, Shea Heatherinton, Kyla Steinwand, Maverick Wilford and Courtney Wingie did justice to their individual characters. The music, chorus and peppy dance routines enhanced the performance. “Taking on such a big project is always a gamble,” Darren Fleischhacker said. “Watching my students’ confidence grow, blossom and shine is the payoff.” If there were flaws, they went largely unnoticed as the audience embraced the energy of the cast and responded by spontaneous clapping, laughter and a final standing ovation.

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High school students Mark Forrester and Katie Monaghan portray Danny and Sandy in Wildcat Theatre’s production of Grease for five performances last weekend at the Stettler Performing Arts Centre.

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LES STULBERG Independent reporter A Stettler company, JTL Industries Ltd., won the Ag Innovations Award at Agri-Trade last month in Red Deer. JTL’s line of grain bins and replacement hoppers, incorporating an aeration system, earned the company the top prize among 22 competitors. “We were really privileged to win this,” said Ken Warkentin, who manages JTL’s Alberta division from Stettler, where the company set up shop three years ago. “We really like Stettler because it is so central. It’s an ideal location for us.” The Force is a new concept from the metal-fabrication company, which has its headquarters are in Neilburg, Sask. JTL Industries had only been building the innovative design for two months, and completed it just in time for Agri-Trade, Warkentin said. The Force’s patented design has incorporated the skid base and support legs into what has become a simple but effective aeration system, he said. The skid base is 24 inches wide, a design that is purported to be able to provide greater stability and doesn’t require a

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Bezjack said the JTLstyle door allows a grain auger deeper access, resulting in few bushels of grain left in the bin. “The Legacy is a costeffective alternative to hopper-bottom replacements,” he said. At its Neilburg location JTL Industries also manufactures oil production tanks, including “leadingedge designs.” Owner Lester Thiessen puts his ingenuity to work to come up with the innovative designs, Warkentin said. He said the company had two display booths at Agri-Trade — one inside and one outside — and deemed the company’s participation to be “a great success.” “We had phenomenal interest,” Bezjack added. “Our booth was exceptionally busy. “The weather was pretty tough this year.” Despite the poor weather, Warkentin said the trade show generated sales. “It went better than expected,” he said. Stettler-area farmers have contributed to multiple sales of new products, Warkentin said.

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HEaRT has started a new recess program called PLAY, which stands for Peer Leadership For Active Youth. A select group of Grade 5 students have been trained in leadership skills and divided into three teams. Every month, these peer leaders are taught different games that they teach to groups of students on the playground during several different recess times each week. The peer leaders are responsible for leading and supervising the game, while being supported by one of the HEaRT staff. Initial feedback has been very positive. Contact Corrina Yome at 403-741-9091 for more information. December is definitely a busy month at Stettler Elementary School. Our choir has entertained the crowd last week at the Festival of

Elementary News By Katy Syson Lights at the Community Centre in Stettler. Classes are busy doing Christmas crafts and art and practising for their Christmas concerts. Christmas concerts at Stettler Elementary School are Dec. 11 for 3HT, 3KR, 4MP, 4LW, 5RH, 5SO at 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 12 for

kindergarten at 6:30, Dec. 13 for 3GE, 3RV, 4NN, 4SC, 5TA, 5CF at 2 and 7 p.m., Dec. 19 for 1TJ, 1JL, 2DB, 2AH at 2 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 20 for 1KL, 1MS, 2CS, 2SG at 2 and 7 p.m. Our Grade 5 classes are walking to the Stettler Hospital Complex on Dec. 17 to sing Christmas carols at

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G O L D - M E DA L L I S T S — The Stettler bantam B team, Guns ’N Games Source for Sport, won the Brooks bantam hockey tournament championship on the weekend. In the A final, Stettler defeated Strathmore 5-3. Stettler posted a 3-0 overall record, including a 7-1 win over Lethbridge and a 6-4 victory over Brooks. In the top row (from left) are assistant coach Scott Reichert, Rylee Jacobson, Scott Verhoeven, Kyle Poapst, Erik Rasmussen, Tristen Nixon, Axel Bergstrom, Tristan Bryce, Tyra Ganser, assistant coach Terry Bryce and coach Tony Ganser. In the middle row (from left) are Dylan Woelk, Jay Nichols, Evan Reichert, Steven McCrea, Brayden MacDonell, Ryan Mielke and Casey Wright. In the front row are Clayton Niehaus and Will Roberts.

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Stettler defies odds at midget tourney Submitted by Veronica Anderson It never ceases to amaze how people can come together in uniform to reach a common goal and overcome any obstacle that falls before them and still be successful. That happened last weekend with the Stettler Storm midget girls’ hockey team. With four games to be played on the weekend at the Kil-

lam tournament, Saturday morning the Stettler girls found themselves short six skaters due to injury, sickness and other commitments. With just 10 skaters, the girls showed endurance and strength to beat the Killam Heat 5-2. In their second game, the Stettler girls fell to the Fort Saskatchewan Fury 5-0, as the energy they had the first game

did not surface. Encountering a player suspension, plus two more injuries from Saturday, going into the Sunday morning’s game, Stettler once again hit the ice with nine skaters, which included one of the team’s goalies. The Saskatoon AA Comets defeated the Storm 6-1. The final score did not reflect the energy and perseverance the girls displayed,

along with the fortitude of great goaltending. With back-to-back games, Stettler put it in overdrive to place third in the tournament with a 4-2 win over Killam. Although the team played short all weekend, Stettler was confident with this group of girls that those who couldn’t be present were there in spirit and they all won in the end as a team.

Steve Blacklock scored the winning goal midway through the third period as the Stettler Lightning edged the Mountainview Colts 3-2 in Heritage Junior Hockey League action last Friday night at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Kyler O’Connor netted a pair of goals for Stettler and Landon Potter assisted on all three Lightning goals. Simon Thieleman returned to Stettler’s lineup in style, with a 45-save performance that included 20 stops in the third period. Cole Sutherland and Colton Anderson scored for Mountainview, and Mike Byer blocked 31 Stettler shots. The Lightning took a 4-13-0-1 record into Tuesday night’s late game at home against the Red Deer Vipers. Stettler remains home for a pair of games this weekend — Friday against the Three Hills Thrashers and Saturday versus the Coaldale Copperheads. The Three Hills lineup includes Stettler products Dylan Houston and Jacob Hamel, and the Neumeier brothers — Aaron and Michael — of Castor. Houston, a rookie forward, was called up to the junior A Canmore Eagles just last week. Stettler ends its five-game homestand Saturday.

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Pacific calls Mappin for international duty Big Valley boy bound for world under-17 championship in Quebec JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor Within a month, Ty Mappin is going to wear Canadian colours for the first time. The Big Valley boy has been selected to play with Team Pacific for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, set for Drummondville and Victoriaville, Que., during the Christmas holidays. Pacific is one of five Canadian entries in the 10team international tournament, which runs Dec. 29 through Jan. 4. Mappin is a 16-year-old rookie centre with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. He was in the Washington State city when he learned of his selection to Team Pacific, which is made up of 11 Albertans and 11 British Columbia players. “It was nice to get that news,” Mappin said last week from Everett. “You always knew that (scouts) were at every game, so you just played every game as hard as you could to make a good impression on them. It’s an honour to be picked among the best in Western Canada … or Pacific Canada. “My agent (Jay Batchelor) called me the day that we were supposed to find out, so I didn’t hear it from the team first-hand, but it was nice to hear from somebody that I made (Team Pacific), because it had been tough here at the start of the season.” Mappin plans to return home Dec. 17 for a weeklong Christmas break. He departs for the world under-17 championship on Dec. 26, and he’ll have family in tow. His parents, Greg and Doreen, and brothers Cass and Kyle and their girlfriends, all plan to visit Quebec for a hockey holiday. They made travel plans immediately after the Pacific roster was announced. “My parents had to get some tickets for the entire family,” Mappin said. “Everyone is coming up to support me. It should be a good experience.” Mappin experienced the glory of a Telus Cup national championship last April when he helped the Red Deer Optimist Rebels win the Canadian midget crown in Leduc. Mappin was the youngest player on that team, but also its top scorer. He stepped into the

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Ty Mappin of Big Valley faces off in his rookie season with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Mappin had three goals and nine points after 28 games. Mappin, 16, has been selected to play with Team Pacific in the world under-17 championship. Everett spotlight this fall with the kind of attention befitting a player chosen seventh overall in the 2011 WHL bantam draft. Wearing No. 7, he’s adapting to major junior after early growing pains. “When I came down here, I guess you could say I was a little bit cocky after that (Telus Cup) win, but I’ve come back down to normal,” Mappin said. “With all the stuff you have to go through down here, you can’t have that kind of attitude. “It was more just thinking I could control the puck like I did in midget. It’s even harder now. Like I said before, going up to midget from bantam, it was tightchecking — I didn’t have as much time with the puck.

But right now, it’s even more intense (in junior). It’s got to be on your stick and then off in less than a second.” Mappin dressed up as a hockey player on Halloween night and scored his first WHL goal as Everett visited the mighty Portland Winterhawks. He intercepted the puck and used linemate Reid Petryk as a decoy on a two-onone break. “I just came in and faked the pass and then went fivehole and in,” Mappin said. “It definitely helped me gain a little bit of confidence. “It was nice to get the monkey off the back. And I guess I’ve been putting up a few more points (since then). I had a point streak going for a little while,

and then it just dropped off again, but I’m sure if I keep playing hard, it’ll come back. It always does.” The puck from his first WHL goal was mounted on a plaque that hangs in his dressing-room stall. Mappin, who scored in front of his parents during an Everett home game two weeks ago, had three goals and nine points after 28 games. “It’s been going pretty good,” he said. “I’ve been getting quite a bit of ice time, which is nice to see. With a bunch of guys out (with injuries), I’ve been getting a lot more lately. “(Off the ice), I’ve got great billet parents, so they help me make the transition pretty easily.” Mappin and fellow

Silvertips rookie forward Carson Stadnyk, a Saskatoon native, live with the same billet family in Everett. The buddies banter with each other about who might finish the season with more points. “Maybe it’s for a room next year — a better room,” Mappin joked when asked what’s at stake in such a bet. Silvertips teammate Tyler Sandhu of Richmond, B.C., will join Mappin with Team Pacific. The 13 forwards include Red Deer Rebels rookie centre Conner Bleackley of High River. En route to the world under-17 tournament, Mappin plans to take his driver’s-licence test in Stettler during his Big Valley stopover. On the ice, he continues to

pass each test as the Silvertips try to weather a rebuilding season and the loss of captain Ryan Murray, whose shoulder surgery scheduled for this month has bumped him from playing with Team Canada in the world junior championship. “It’s hard losing a good player like Ryan Murray,” Mappin said. “He always rallies the boys. He gets them going. He’s probably one of the best captains you could ask for in your future career. It’s too bad that he has to be injured in probably his last year in the league.” In the NHL entry draft last spring, the Columbus Blue Jackets selected Murray second overall. He’s from White City, Sask.

Midget Blues gain three points atop Tier 1 league The Stettler Legion Blues remain on stride in the midget A division of the North Central Minor Hockey Association. The Blues blanked Maskwacis 9-0 on Sunday night at Four Nations Arena in Hobbema, after tying the Rimbey Renegades 5-5 on Friday night at Stettler Recreation Centre. Devon Woelk made 16 saves for the shutout

Sunday as Stettler (5-1-1) dominated Maskwacis (43-1) in the battle for first place. Kieran Rost scored a hat trick for the Blues, who fired 45 shots at Cowan Swampy. Micah Croker, with two goals and an assist, and Logan Davidson, with a goal and two assists, each had three-point nights. Chase McGonigal, Riley Anderson and Stefan

du Toit also scored. Davidson was suspended Friday when the Blues tied Rimbey. Stettler captain Parker Cassidy scored the equalizer with 7:21 left in the third period. Croker netted two goals, Rost had a goal and two assists, and Anderson picked up three assists. McGonigal had the other goal for Stettler, which directed 38 shots

at Renegades goaltender Cody Scott. The Blues led 4-1 early in the second period, but gave up three straight goals in as many minutes before the period ended. League leading scorer Kale Lapointe netted two goals and two assists for Rimbey, which had four goals on 15 shots against Jordan McCallum and a third-period tally against

Woelk, who faced 14 shots. This weekend, the Blues host Ponoka on Friday before heading to Barrhead for a Sunday game. MIDGET B: Stettler defeated the host Sylvan Lake Lakers 8-5 in a midget B game Sunday. Tanner Steinwand scored a pair of goals for Stettler and singles went

to Brandon Kent, Jordan Fisher, Kyle Froese, Levi Fisher, Will Whiteside and Brian Corpatoaux. Jarret Hampton blocked 23 shots for Stettler, which had 44 shots against Sylvan’s Marshall Townsend. Brayden Hickey tallied three times for the Lakers. Stettler ran its Tier 3 record to 2-0-1, while Sylvan dropped to 1-2-0.

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The 2012-13 edition of the Stettler Wildcats senior boys’ basketball team is made up of: (front row, from left) Nicholas Baharally, Jordan Bauman, Aeroll Acera, Mark Meyer and Morgan Loshny; (back row, from left) coach Bryce Leschert, Braden Deagle, Stephen Zuk, Ty Page, Jaques du Toit, Andrew Kim, Matt Gudgeon, Tyler Stewart and coach Joe Thibeau. Missing from the photo is Justin Fleischhacker.

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was able to adjust to the pressure and began putting tough pressure on us. We lost our lead in the second quarter, but only found ourselves down by five at the half. The third quarter, Ponoka pressed us and were able to break us down and create turnovers. By the end of the third quarter, Ponoka had created a substantial lead and ended up winning the game 81-53. Our second game found us playing against a tall Sylvan Lake squad. Bryce Leschert and Norbert Baharally coached this game for the Wildcats. Our zone defence was not active

enough and Sylvan had time to shoot the ball. We also were not able to produce offensively. The result was a 58-31 loss. Our last game was against the host CACHS team. We were more evenly matched and had a very back-and-forth game. Ty Page put on a strong effort in the second quarter to keep the game close, but it seemed that the ball just didn’t want to go in. Close shots rolled around the rim, but wouldn’t fall for us. We put forth a strong effort in the forth quarter, but fell short 66-57. We definitely have some things to work on, but we

are improving from last year. We have some terrific speed and athleticism and will hopefully be a highenergy, fast-break and press team. Our returning Grade 12 players are Ty Page, Morgan Loshny, Mark Meyer and Tyler Stewart. New to the senior team are our Grade 11s — Stephen Zuk, Jordan Bauman, Nicholas Baharally, Aeroll Acera, Andrew Kim, Justin Fleischhacker and Jacques du Toit. Also new to our school and senior team are Braden Deagle and Matt Gudgeon. The Wildcats’ coaches again are Bryce Leschert and Joe Thibeau.

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Wildcat girls win two of three in pre-season ‘practice’ tourney By Charisse McDonald, Coach, Stettler Wildcats Last weekend, the Stettler Wildcats senior girls’ basketball team began its schedule at the CACHS pre-season tournament in Lacombe. There were no prizes awarded — it was just for practice and to get some games in before the season begins. We played CACHS on Friday and won 50-39. The Wildcats led the whole way. Top scorers were Dacia Gramlick,

with 16 points, and Claire Aspenes, with 11. Game 2 was Saturday morning and we lost 50-33 to Lacombe. We just never really got going in that game. Lacombe will be a good team this season. High scorers for Stettler were Aspenes and Jamie Ternes, each with six points. Our last game was against Ponoka and both teams were dog-tired. Fitness this early in the season is always an issue. The Wildcats pulled

out a 38-29 victory. Stettler’s top scorers were Gramlick, with nine points, and Brooke Torgerson, with eight. Torgerson got a concussion in that game and is expected to be out of action for a couple of weeks. It’s a big loss for us, as she is a force inside. We will be a different team this season, with lots of speed and hopefully good rebounding. We have seven veterans and five newbies who bring a lot of speed with them. It will be a fun year!

Senior Oil Kings make up more ground By Brent Forster Big Valley Oil Kings The Big Valley Oil Kings had two important games last weekend, and rose to the challenge, defeating the second-place Provost Blades 3-1 on Saturday night and downing the Sedgewick Sabres 5-1 in a rare Sunday contest in the Battle River Hockey League. In the opening frame Saturday, Blades goaltender Graeme Harrington and Big Valley’s Chance

Clark were perfect, stopping 10 shots apiece. At 1:40 of the second period, Stettler’s Justin Tremmel beat Harrington. Oil Kings forward Dave Sissons found the back of the net 27 seconds into the third. Former Stettler Lightning Devan Shanks put Big Valley up 3-0 at 14:36, with his second point of the night. Provost’s point leader, Joel Andresen, finally beat Clark with about two minutes remaining. Less than 24 hours

later, Sedgewick braved the snowy conditions, travelling to the Big Valley Agriplex, making up for a postponed game due to poor weather. Oil Kings forward Matt Schmermund had a strong game Sunday, and opened the scoring at 4:04 of the first period. Shanks made it 2-0 when he cashed in on a power play. Schmermund added his second goal and third point of the night for the Oil Kings, who also got a pair of goals

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GOODKEY Ruth Marie On Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Ruth Goodkey of Stettler, Alberta, formerly of the Gadsby area, passed away at the age of 83 years. Ruth was born at Bashaw, Alberta on Sunday, February 24, 1929 to parents Agnes and Roy Hatfield. Ruth is survived by her loving family: four sons: Victor (Julia) of Gadsby, Lyle (Betty Jean) of Gadsby, Russell of Gadsby and Murray (LaDonn) of Red Deer; five grandchildren: Troy (Kimberly) Goodkey of Cochrane, Lisa Goodkey of Stettler, Darla Goodkey of Gadsby, Darren Goodkey of Gadsby and Ian Goodkey of Calgary; two great grandchildren Kiera and Tyce of Cochrane; two sisters Nell (John) MacIntyre of Bonnyville and Hazel (Peter) Fraser of Ottawa; one brother Stan (Diane) Jantz of Calgary; brother in law Andy (Helen) Goodkey; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. Ruth was predeceased by her husband George Goodkey and brother Leroy Hatfield. A funeral service was held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta with Lloyd Haugen and Graeme Goodkey officiating. Patti Howell presented her gift of music as she accompanied the congregational hymns. Ruth was laid to rest beside her beloved husband George in the Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, Alberta with Troy Goodkey, Lisa Goodkey, Darla Goodkey, Darren Goodkey, Ian Goodkey and Stewart Layden serving as active pallbearers. If desired memorial donations may be made to SHSF ~ Pine Ridge, Willow Creek Lodge or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send condolences to Ruth’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com

MOISAN Mr. Edmond Joseph Moisan passed away November 30, 2012 at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 67 years. He was born April 21, 1945 to Rosairé and Lucille Moisan at St, Paul, Alberta. Ed is survived by his mother Lucille Moisan of Calgary; sisters: Margurite Clark of Port Coquitlam, Suzanne ( B r i a n ) R o y o f C a l g a r y, Joanne Moisan of Calgary; brothers: Roland of Stettler, Gerard (Karen) of Calgary, Victor (Cindy) of Red Deer, Eugene (Lillianne) of Stettler and Michael of Stettler; brother in law Alec Evtushevski; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Rosairé and his sister Jeanette Evtushevski. Funeral services will be held at Christ King Catholic Church, Stettler, Alberta on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Alberta Cancer Foundation 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. 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.

GODDARD The family of Jacqui Goddard would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the celebration of her life at Rumsey on November 29th. We would like to especially thank Mr. Jerry Beskowine and Rev. Merv. Penfound for officiating a lovely service. The ladies of the Rumsey community went above and beyond to provide a wonderful lunch for the 400 plus in attendance, and we will be forever grateful. We would also like to thank Vi Adie for the Eulogy and Sheila Richmond for her fond and humorous memories. The music provided by Jesse Bourne and Duane Hay was a blessing, and the photo presentation prepared by Michelle Woolsey was beautiful. We would also like to thank Wanda and Pam from STARS for their kind words. The cards and flowers and expressions of sympathy have been amazing. The calm and professional services of Scott, Maurice and Lisa of Courtney Winters Funeral Home were very much appreciated. ~Ernie, Charlene, Ken, Linda and families.

THE STETTLER HEALTH SERVICES gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following donors for September

ELLIS (Switzer) Georgina Madeline Ellis (Switzer) passed away suddenly on November 25, 2012 at the age of 87. Although she had lived in Stettler for only two and a half years, she had made many wonderful friends among the fine seniors at Paragon Place, and she frequently spoke about what a great bunch they were, how much fun they had together, and how happy she was in her new home. It is truly a comfort for her family to know she lived among such friends and was enjoying life right up to the moment she died. Georgie will be missed, loved and remembered by her family: son Robert Donnelly of Lomond, AB; daughter and son-in-law Joanne and Neil Pinder of Stettler; granddaughter Katherine and her husband Joe Melnyk of Stettler; granddaughter Anne and her partner Levi Thompson of Red Deer AB; her one remaining sister-in-law, Ellen Switzer of High River AB; numerous neices, nephews, and their many offspring; and last, but not least, her “other” family, the Stopsen clan from Eckville, AB. Georgie loved every member of her extended family with all her heart.

LISCHUK Marina Louise (Beggs), 1962-2012. Marina passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2012 at the age of 50, surrounded by the love of her family. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gordon and their two beloved boys Peter and Ryan; her parents John and Lorreen Beggs; sister Lorna Selig (Kevin Danyluik); nephews: Liam and Jackson; sister Sandra Beggs (Ashley O’Kurley); nephews Rainen and niece Amaia; mother-in-law Zinnia Lischuk; brothers-in-law: Glenn and Chris Lischuk; nephews: David and Andrew (Alex) Lischuk; niece Candace (Curtis) Hendrickson and their daughter Natalie. She is also survived by brother-in-law John Lischuk, niece Jessalyn (Dion) Curry and their daughters Jade and Violet; nephew Nick (Amanda) Lischuk and Denise Lischuk, as well as many friends and relatives. Marina is predeceased by her father-in-law Peter Lischuk. A celebration of Marina’s life was held on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB. In lieu of flowers, Marina has asked that donations be made in her name to the Norwood Hospice in Edmonton, AB.

Births

BAKER Levi & Shantel Baker are proud to announce the safe arrival of Miss Rhyley Marae Baker who was born November 20, 2012 at 1:47am in the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Rhyley weighed 6 lbs 12ozs and was 19 1/4 in long.

Marriages Perhaps you sent a lovely card Or sat quietly in a chair Perhaps you sent a floral piece If so it brightened our day Perhaps you spoke the kindest words As any friend could say Perhaps you were not there at all Just thought of us on that day Whatever you did or whatever your part It is with the deepest appreciation And gratitude that we say thank you

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THE STETTLER HEALTH SERVICES gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the following donors for October & November Aleta & Eugene Nichols Dan & Teresa Jarmin Eunice Chapman Jim Scheerschmidt

Clara Dittrich Elaine & Doug Scheersmidt Gloria Dupuis Jim Renschler Const. Ltd. Joan

Lepard Julie Jarmin Kathy & Larry Tuck Ken & Cathy Roberts Lori Rhoden Mary Waterhouse Michael & Karen Reynolds Raven Rose Rose Graham Shelly Potter Stettler Regional Child Care Society Dale & Debbie Simon Doug & Elaine Scheerschmidt John Ahorner Garvin & Kay Anderson Alan & Carolyne Willis Mervyn & Marilyn Penfound Charlie & Jean Usher Gladys Groat Bonny Douglas Eilleen Bullard June Baird Wilbert Jestin Mary Isabel Nixon Eva Riggins Blanche McKay Carol Isaman Neil & Myrna Stewart Verna & Bryce Mailer Heartland Cowboy Church James & Alana Costigan Terry & John Nolte Ed & Zena Kalenith James Shirley Spencer Stella & Al Cassidy Jean Lindstrom James & Shirley Spencer Joe & Maxine Hansel Margaret Shearer

Wlltec Canada Inc Francis Hallett Daryl Ellertson Superfluity Shop Donald Innocent Telus Corporation

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Memorial donations may be directed to Paragon Place.

Mark Satre & Family Dale & Donna Chapman Elpha & Ron Senft Isabel Kerl

Barb Nattestad & Family Zelma Johansson Blanche McKay Jim Renschler Const. Ltd. Joe & Maxine Hansel Daliph & Sylvia Ganga

Julius & Delores Duris Lawrence Clarke Joan & Harold Cornell Romi Schulze Sylvia Telford Josie Hunter Terry & Gwen Stenberg Kathleen Komishke Irene & Carl Cowling Gilbert VanStraten Jerry & Linda Blake Darla Ramstad Elpha & Ron Senft Pam Blake Barbara Watson Ina Schiffner Gordon & Brenda Smith Earl Robinson

In the celebration of marriage

Lorelyn Villarosa & Conlee Haustein, along with their parents, Nenita Villarosa and Doug & Bernadette Haustein would like to invite family, friends and neighbours to an open house and dance at the Stettler Community Hall on 12.12.12 at 7 p.m.

Joanne & Dewey & Donna & Laurie & families

In Memoriam In Memory Of Jack Ridley Sept. 4, 1935 Dec. 4, 1997 15 years have come to pass Since you have gone away Sometimes it seems like an eternity And at other times like yesterday. We miss you as much now As we ever have before We cherish you and your memory And will love you forever more.

Always missed, forever loved and never forgotten

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The County of Stettler offers a competitive salary and a generous employer paid benefits package. The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal records check and drivers abstract. Please respond in confidence with your resume to: County of Stettler #6 Attention: Christa Cornelssen, CGA Box 1270 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax: 403.742.1277 Email: ccornelssen@stettlercounty.ca The competition will close on December 17, 2012. The County appreciates all applications however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

BORLAND CONSTRUCTION in Winnipeg, Manitoba seeks Asphalt Plant Superintendent. Must have 10+ years experience in repair, maintenance and operation. Please submit resume to: jobs@ borlandconstruction.com. Posted on Jobbank.gc.ca Job #6755523. CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet.net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0.

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required for GM dealership in Drumheller Medical benefits, good working conditions. Must have clean driving record. Please fax or email resume to service manager. Email: bob.thomas@ westerngmdrumheller.com Fax: 403-823-7237 EXPERIENCED repair person reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d for local truck company. Work involves all aspects of heavy truck and trailer repair and dismanteling. Must be physically fit. HD Mechanic or equivelant experience We offer competitive wages, benefits weekends off. Fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net. 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: Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm Supplies, Attn: Tracey, Box 1325, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0, fax 403-742-1282, email to: billfarm@telusplanet.net 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. PUMP & COMPRESSOR Technician required for our Grande Prairie location. Experience an asset but will train suitable candidate. Submit resume to: hr@ pumpsandpressure.com.

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Professional touch can help maintain your home Home repairs are inevitable. For the homeowner who also happens to be handy with a hammer, the occasional home repair is nothing to fear and something that many even enjoy. But there many homeowners who aren’t so adept at home repairs, and such men and women typically rely on trained professionals when something goes awry around the house. For those homeowners who either don’t have the time or the ability to fix issues that arise around the house, the following is a breakdown of three of the more commonly called on home service providers. • Electrician: An electrician specializes in addressing a building’s or home’s electrical wiring issues, stationary machines and the equipment related to those machines. Electricians can fix existing issues, but many also can design and install new electrical components and systems. The dangers of working with electrical systems are many, so electricians typically must be certified and licensed before they can practice their trade. Such danger is one reason why even those who are

adept at fixing problems around the house might want to hire an electrician should an electrical issue arise. • Plumber: A plumber is a professional whose area of expertise is in installing and maintaining systems for drinking water, drainage and sewage. Though not all jurisdictions require a plumber be licensed before he or she can practice, many do, and it can take years of training and experience to master the skill of plumbing. Many people call a plumber when a toilet or sink backs up, but plumbers must have far more extensive skills as well. Plumbers must be skilled in a number of areas, including having an ability to read and understand a home’s blueprints, detect faults in a plumbing system if the homeowner cannot install and repair fixtures and systems, and be

aware of any legal requirements to ensure a home is safe. • Landscaper: Homeowners have increasingly looked to professional landscapers to maintain their home’s exterior and subsequently ensure their property value remains high. A typical landscaper offers his client an array of services, from cutting the grass to raking leaves to more complicated tasks that gravitate toward landscape architecture. A home’s curb appeal has been shown to vastly improve a prospective buyer’s impression of the house, and as a result many homeowners rely on a landscaper to take care of their property. Many landscapers an extensive knowledge of the science involved in tending to a lawn and how to help it weather the seasons without losing its appeal.

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NEAT, CLEAN & SPACIOUS 3 bdrm. mobile on its own lot. Lovely solarium for summer use and a cozy addition. Single detached garage and nicely landscaped. MLS # CA0004528 $169,000.

VERY VIABLE BUSINESS on main street Stettler. Renovated building and lots of potential with 2 store fronts and 2 revenue suites. MLS # CA314255 $349,000.

Locally owned & operated

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 main floor and bsmt. MLS # CA0000140 $239,900.

COZY HOME ideal for first time buyers. 2 bdrms/ 1 bath with new windows, plumbing, shingles and more. Heated garage and on a corner lot. MLS # CA0001508 VERY AFFORDABLE @ $134,900.

VERY AFFORDABLE 2 bedroom bungalow with new furnace, windows, plumbing and upgraded wiring and much more. Fenced yard and garage. MLS # CA326771 ONLY $127,500.

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

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.

Immaculate 2 bedroom half duplex. Open concept design, main floor laundry, smoke/pet free home. Basement to be finished the way you want. #CA0003777. $204,900.

Country living with In town Benefits! 107 acres with a 3 bdrm bungalow, garage, shop/ shed. Hay, pasture lease revenue. Hop, skip & a jump to Big Valley! #CA315451. $399,500.

Excellent Family Home — Featuring 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, games room, family room, 2 fireplaces, very functional floor plan. Great neighbourhood, close to school. Hurry today to view this family friendly home. #CA0003628. $324,900.

• 1/2 SECTION near Big Valley. Incredible view of river valley! Located 1 mile from pavement. #CA0002830. • 2.99 ACRES to build your dream home with room for the children to play and to store your extra recreational toys! Carlisle Estates. #C301597. $112,000. • 105.37 ACRES. Mile north of Big Valley. Grass pasture with lease revenue, good water supply. #CA324983. $125,000.

LAKEFRONT - Year round. 1 1/2 storey home at White Sands features 3 bdrms, 2 baths, walk-out bsmt., many recent upgrades, new windows, carpet & dbl. french doors. Your dream home at the lake awaits you! #CA0003037. $480,000.

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

Carrie Resch

Ross Scheerschmidt

Mortgage Associate Dominion Lending Centres Parkland Proud to Be Serving Stettler and Area, Stettler, AB

1st Choice Realty

403-742-6747

Tel: Cell: Fax:

403-742-0740 780-305-1375 403-742-1408

Email: Web:

cresch@dominionlending.ca www.carrieresch.ca

Royal LePage Central 4701 50th St Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

4705-49 St Stettler, AB $265,000

rosss@royallepage.ca 1-888-772-8955

, New shingles, and move in ready. Great Home for the first Turning Renters into homeowners! Very tidy bungalow, close to downtown. time homeowner. Priced right, own your own home for less then what you would pay for rent. Based on a Discounted Rate of*

4913 - 51 Street

3.09%

“Each office independently owned & operated”

Down Payment Options

View Stettler area listings at www.stettlerhomes.com

JAMES DADENSKY List Price: Down Payment: Mortgage Amount: Mortgage Insurance Fee:

JUST LISTED

Total Mortgage & Insurance Fee:

Move in before Christmas. Renovated up and down. Triple pane windows. Large garage. $268,000. Call now!

403-742-3344 403-740-5930 403-742-1445

Wow! Wait till you see the Clean home. 4 Bedrooms. Office/ hardwood and the new kitchen. Den. Big bright kitchen. Cozy wood Many other upgrades. Big garage. fireplace. Great family home. Only $239,000. $239,900. Call today!

Mortgage Payment: 0 Estimated Property Taxes: Estimated Condo Fees: Estimated Heat Cost: Estimated Monthly Rental Income: Estimated Total Monthly Shelter Expense:

Estimated Annual Gross Income Required:

20.0% $265,000 $53,000 $212,000 $0 $212,000 $1,013 $147 $0

15.0% $265,000 $39,750 $225,250 $3,942 $229,192 $1,095 $147 $0

10.0% $265,000 $26,500 $238,500 $4,770 $243,270 $1,163 $147 $0

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$100 $0

$1,260 $47,254

$1,342 $50,334

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$1,483 $55,618

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Closing costs averaging 1.75% of the purchasing price may include the following: land transfer taxes, legal/notary fees, fire insurance, home inspection, compliance letter etc. Please contact your Real Estate Agent or your consultant for details and exemptions. The above information is based on a 25 year amortization period. *APR assumes no fee(s) apply. Should any fee(s) apply the APR would increase. This data is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon without verification by contacting your Mortgage Consultant. The above discounted rate is not an offer or a rate commitment. Insurance cost is an example only. The cost may be different based on each individual lender and selected product. If rental income has been entered, the example shows a 50% rental income reduction towards monthly shelter expense. Rental Income may be calculated differently based on each individual lender and selected products.

The right advice can make you money!

Each DOMINION LENDING CENTRES office is independently owned and operated.

4701 - 50 STREET, STETTLER

ROYAL LEPAGE

CENTRAL Brand new bldg, for immediate lease. Call Garry for all the details.

Jill Fisher Associate/Owner

NEW

CA0004983

3 bdrms, 2 baths, close to downtown. New shingles, very tidy. $265,000. Call Ross.

CA0002838

50 x 140 Lots For sale in Donalda 6 lots to choose from, $15,000 each

Apryl Cassidy Manager/Owner

Brian Lynn Associate Broker

Norma Leslie Associate Broker

Garry Rushton Associate

Edna Stuart Associate Broker

Atie Turnbull Associate

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

LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

CA321834

Doug Roberts Broker/Owner

Large mature lot, with small home. Perfect rental property till you build your home. Call Doug.

CA0004056

Close to town. Various lots available. Prices depending on lot. Call Brian.

CA324647

Perfect starter or retirement home. Heated garage. $189,000. Call Wade.

CA324875

1 ½ miles from town. 5 acres with home and buildings. $449,000. Call Doug.

CA0001271

3 bdrm 2 bath mobile on its own lot. Great starter. $95,000. Call Edna.

Kyle Ramstad Associate

Wade Stormoen Associate

CALL 403-742-3344 CALL 403-742-3344(24 (24hrs.) hrs.) CA0000835

CA0000133

BRAND NEW, 4 bdrm duplex. $265,000. Call Garry.

d CA0001500 Reduce

4 bdrms, 2 baths, totally redone inside. Come take a look. $265,500. Call Jill.

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

Ross Scheerschmidt Associate

Peace and tranquility with a great river valley view. 1/4 has lease revenue as well as farm income. Call Ross.

NEW

CA0004854

2 STOREY 1600+ sq. ft. home, on quiet close with green space out front. $299,000. Call Atie.

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Cleaning

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403-742-6970 403-740-9782

Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

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GALEN WIEBE

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN 5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER

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

Eavestroughing

1130

FINISHING TOUCH EXTERIORS LTD.

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

Call Barry Harvey

403-742-8838 *27 years experience*

Electrical

1150

www.gkdpca.com Chapman and Co. PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS LLP

P.O. Box 1328 e-mail: gchap@gchap.ca www.gchap.ca

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Automotive

1029

JT AUTO BODY LTD.

Call Curt or Rob

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www.northstarpaintandbody.com

Furnace Cleaning

1193

Stettler Furnace Cleaning

Phone 403-742-1681

Cabinet Makers

1054

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

Qualified and Reputable

Glass Shops

1230

Johnson Connor Agencies 403-742-2392 www.johnsonconnor.com PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

1260

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

Grant & de Vries 4910 - 51 Street, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Gary G. Grant

1196

Phone: 403-742-4437

Robert de Vries Phone: 403-742-3399

HEARTLAND GLASS

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Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B. 5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB Phone 403-742-2529 Fax 403-742-2522

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

Health Care

1210

PERFORMANCE

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1290

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Management

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.

Misc. Services

Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

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

Painters/ Decorators

1310

880

R n S Painting For All Your Painting Needs â&#x20AC;˘ Quality Work â&#x20AC;˘ Quality Paint â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall Repair

GOLF CLUB MANAGER

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

JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post Winter 2013 your resume online. Free. Visit: www.awna.com/ â&#x20AC;˘ Community Support resumes_add.php. Worker program PICKER OPERATOR or â&#x20AC;˘ GED classes evening Apprentice with Class 1. and days Competitive wages and benefit package available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca Please fax drivers abstract and credentials to 780-778-2918. Call David at 780-778-0422 Whitecourt Adult Education and Training

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BUSINESS SERVICES for start-ups, mid-sized businesses: business plan, financing options, advertising, market assessment, competitor research, marketing strategy, economic studies. Contact 403-460-5846 for free consultation. . CRIMINAL RECORD? Have it removed. Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300/ 1-800-347-2540; www. accesslegalresearch.com. DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). 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.

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. MASSAGE CAREER. Train at our highly regarded, progressive school and graduate with confidence! Excellence in education, guaranteed! 1-877-646-1018; www. albertainstituteofmassage.com

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 We are now seeking a full-time employee for the following position in the Stettler branch:

â&#x20AC;˘ Field Service Technician Details: The following qualifications are required: â&#x20AC;˘ Journeyman Heavy Equipment Certificate and/or Journeyman Millwright Certificate and/or Journeyman Automotive Certificate. â&#x20AC;˘ Gas compression experience an asset. â&#x20AC;˘ Must be highly motivated and a positive attitude is key. Duties would include the following: â&#x20AC;˘ Field work as assigned including some shop work. â&#x20AC;˘ Screw and reciprocating compressor package maintenance and overhauls. â&#x20AC;˘ Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor. Benefits Include: â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive wages â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent benefits (health, dental, life insurance, disability etc.). â&#x20AC;˘ Participation in company RRSP program with company match.

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 For more information on Vortex Production Services, please visit our website at: www.vortexservices.ca We thank all applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Auctions

WHY WEIGHT? Lose up to 20 lbs by New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve - Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic 1-800-854-5176.

Plumbing & Heating

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MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, December 22, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 200 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, miscellaneous. Call to consign 780-440-1860.

Crescent Point is currently seeking to fill the following position: Job Title: Operations Engineer / Engineering Technologist Location: Alberta Reports to: Team Lead, Engineering Purpose: 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.

Main Responsibilities & Activities:

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403-742-5237

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1290

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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

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

       

Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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RURAL WATER TREATMENT

BOB HOLOWENKO

880

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ACADEMIC Express

Geotechnical / Environmental Driller Assistants

 

1290

Misc. Help

Great Career Opportunity!

LL. B.

403-742-3411

860

850

for Jensen Contract Flooring, Big Valley, AB

Lori R. Reule Stettler Professional Building

Truckers/ Drivers

REQUIRED FOR AN ALBERTA trucking company: One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to TANKMASTER RENTALS Edson, Alberta. Scheduled reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FULL TIME TELL it all! Tell it well! Make days off. Call Lloyd APPRENTICE your ads sell for you by giving 780-723-5051. MECHANIC full description of goods or Send resume to services offered. Include m.morton@tankmaster.ca prices and terms. Phone SEEKING CLASS 1 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly Drivers with off-road fluid or fax 403-340-8818 ad taker. hauling experience. Will relocate. Year round work. Above average wage, appealing benefit Trades packages offered. Trophy Buck Oilfield Services, Whitecourt, Alberta. Email resume: EMPLOYMENT info@trophybuck.ca. Fax 780-706-2389. OPPORTUNITY

403-742-3007

LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE

4819 51 Street

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping people in Motion...â&#x20AC;?

Get rid of your Garbage with. . .

Phone 403-742-2683 Personal Services New patients welcome

Barristers and Solicitors

Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON

Barristers and Solicitors Advocates

Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

Randy Long

Phone 403-742-2869

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

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Service Specialistsâ&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serving Stettler & area for 37 yearsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Complete auto body repair & painting

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

BRYON D. BALTIMORE

403-742-3418 Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656

Chiropractor

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electrical We Do Itâ&#x20AC;?

All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Certified General Accountants

DR. D.G. BECKLUND

Legal Services

4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 or 403-742-3439

Thorogood Pinches

403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443

Insurance

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

1290

Chiropractor

-Gitzel Krejci Building

RAILSIDE DESIGN

Misc. Services

Dr. E. LYNES 4719 - 49 St.

Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson 4912 - 51 Street P.O. Box 460, Stettler, Alberta

Optometrist

House Plan Design Stettler, Alberta Small Commercial One block East Shop Drawings of Scotia Bank As Builts rg

5â&#x20AC;?Continuous Eaves â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gutter Cleanâ&#x20AC;? Leaf Protection

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1210

Health Care

860

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Interested individuals should forward resume to: hr@crescentpointenergy.com or fax to: (780) 753-3545


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Misc. Help

880

Auctions

1530

K&K AUCTIONS PRESENTS Antique & Collectible Auction for the Estate of Eldon Thompson of Camrose. Saturday, December 8, 5 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 9 a.m., Camrose Elks Hall, 4702 - 50 Ave. For info: Doug & Loraine Kennedy 780-679-4142; www.globalauctionguide.com

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.

Building Supplies

1550

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

We offer: Competitive Salary Excellent Work Environment Modern Well Maintained Machinery Local work with attractive work schedule.

Building Supplies

AS SEEN ON T.V. Quigley-Ford custom long range rifle scopes. “Field & Stream” Best of the Best 2010. $50. discount with this advertisement. Offer expires 31-03-13; www. quigleyfordscopes.com. 705-351-2333. 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.

Lumber

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

Misc. Help

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Full Time, Permanent Position for a Second Service Advisor Available Immediately. Successful candidate will be a cheerful, energetic person with good communication and organizational skills. Must be a team player and comfortable with computers. Automotive experience an asset. Training provided. Please send resume by fax 403-854-2845 or email chrysler@telusplanet.net

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

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Assistant Day Home Coordinator Stettler Regional Child Care Society 2.5 days per week • Education & Experience in Early Childhood Education (min. Level 2) • Above average communication skills including Microsoft Office • Self motivated with proven leadership skills Successful candidates must provide a current criminal record check including vulnerable sector check. References will be required at the time of interview. Please e-mail resumes to stettdh@telus.net Attention: Board of Directors. Resumes will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

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

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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. CNA COMPRESSED Natural Gas gasoline/ diesel conversion systems. Home fuel stations consultation. Tanks. Storage systems.403-703-3551; gtaylor502@xplornet.com. 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

ATCO Power is a developer, project manager, owner and operator of independent power projects worldwide including United Kingdom and Canada. The company is a Office member of the ATCO Group, one of Canada’s premier Supplies corporations. We currently have opportunities at our Battle River Generating Station for the following positions: WHITE 20LB

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Technical Resources Technologist - Qualified (Environmental) Forestburg, Alberta

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60 gal. tank with black storage cabinet. Complete with: Cichlids, all accessories, decorations and food. New Fluval 405 filter, canopy with lights, & heater all replaced within the last year. Great Christmas Present!! Cost for everything if buying new would be over $1400. Asking $500. 403-346-7778 or 403-506-7117 Red Deer

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ENGLISH Mastiff puppies for sale. Certified, first shots, microchipped. CKC. All colours available. May be viewed on our website at www. doublepjsenglishmastiffs. net call 403-652-3429 pcrowder02@gmail.com $2500.00 well worth it. POMERANIAN white/cream puppies (9 weeks). 2 females and 2 males. Check website: www. diamondicepoms.com or 403-728-0090.

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

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

MINI STORAGE

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

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

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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

3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME & OLDER 2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT Travel IN STETTLER. Packages Available immediately. References required. HAWAII ON THE Realtors 403-742-6631 MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can 3 HOUSES and 2 suites & Services be yours. Modern Arenal for rent, 1-3 bdrms, ref’s req’d. Norma Leslie RLP PHOENIX CANADIAN Maleku Condominiums, REALTOR. Advice, 24/7 secured Community, Central 403-742-7815 information, MLS mailing Costa Rica “friendliest 3 SINGLE family homes country on earth”! for rent in Stettler. 1 bdrm. list free. Still bargains, but prices rising so act fast, 1-780-952-0709; w/den $850 + util., 3 be warm this winter; www.CanTico.ca. bdrm, single garage $1350 Mary.Maxie@PruAZ.com. + utils., and 3 bdrm., dbl. 602-738-6597. garage $1150 + utils. 403-742-4257 TWO bdrm main suite avail Condos/ immed. in Stettler. Newly Townhouses reno’d w/laundry facilities. Downtown and QUALITY LIVING close to schools. $1000.00 - affordable price. Brand Agricultural month utilities incl’d. DD new 2 bdrm/1 bdrm condos req, n/s, no pets. #2000 - #2290 for sale. Easy financing! 403-740-6645 Farm Equipment ..............2010 Less than rent! 3 blocks Haying Equipment ............2020 east of main street Tractors ............................2030 “Parkland Place”. Combines & Headers ......2040 Suites All inquiries welcome, Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Ken @ 403-350-9243

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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

Horse/Stock Trailers

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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

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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.

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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 1 & 2 bdrm.apt. avail. Stettler, heat, water & laundry incl. n/s in bldg. quiet mature people, $650, & $725 + d.d., 1 avail. now, & 1 Jan. 1 403-742-8912

Stores/ Commercial

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SHOPPING for new downtown office space? Located on Mainstreet, Stettler, 3000 sq.ft. on lower level, plus 2 upstairs offices. Available in part or whole floor. Contact Tracey 403-742-8327

Industrial

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1,200 ft. heated shop in East Industrial area of Stettler. Available Dec. 1/12. Phone 403-742-8327, Tracey. SHOP for rent 2400 sq. ft. 2 large doors, 2 offices, 4108-41 St. Stettler 780-918-0331

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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.

Employment Training

Financial #4400 - #4430

Investments ......................4410 Money Wanted ................4420 Money to Loan ................4430

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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.

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

Farm Custom Work

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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. HOMEOWNER? Need Money. Bank said no? Apply online; www.homeloansalberta.com call toll free: 1-866-488-8337. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300

PASTURELAND FOR SALE Cars

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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

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Bale Hauling & Swathing Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck

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

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Manufactured Homes

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Alberta Human Services, Stettler. The Caseworker, working with a team, engages and collaborates with the families, to develop the case plan undertaking ongoing assessment of the children and youth at risk, and the families. Ability to build the case plan utilizing a strengths-based approach to provide and manage services within specified timeframes to mitigate risk. Stettler is an Outcomes Based Service Delivery site. Your ability to collaborate is essential. Job ID #1014605

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Training that’s as real as it gets Condos/ Townhouses

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CONDOS FOR SALE NO GST

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Motorcycles

THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY

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2009 HERITAGE Soft Tail Classic, low mileage. 15,000 kms. Must Sell! $16,000. 403-877-1170

Snowmobiles

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2007 ARCTIC Cat Pather 570 snowmobile, 2 seater, low mileage. Call Judy 403-574-2215

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

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP

Public Notice #6000

the REVERSE Public Notices 6010 is Notice to Creditors and Claimants also LIONEL WALTER KLINE true of Donalda Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050

Estate of

Who passed away November 5th, 2012 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file you claim by January 5, 2013 and provide details of your claim with Ronald Anderson c/o Kevin Halseth RR1 Donalda, AB T0B1H0 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed with regard to any claim you may have.

Public Notices

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

AL-ANON 403-742-0990

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

LES S TULBERG/Independent reporter

Heart Haven seniors Agnes Comeau, Rosemary Rymal and Doreen Kneeland enjoy the visits of outreach librarian Brandi Roper and the selection of books she regularly brings to the lodge. Phil Holton represented the Stettler Elks Lodge as the group made a donation to the seniors’ library program.

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])

CALL

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS 403-742-4059

1-877-223-3311 309-3300

HOME SUPPORT STETTLER & DISTRICT

CLASSIFIEDS

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

to find out more ...

STETTLER & AREA ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY

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

(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

Seniors in good books with charitable Elks LES STULBERG Independent reporter The Stettler Elks have pitched in to help seniors’ programs at the Stettler Public Library. Phil Holton, representing the Elks Lodge No. 92 organization, presented Stettler librarian Mary Zazelenchuk with a $1,000 cheque last Tuesday. Holton said the donation was designated for seniors’ programming to especially support those housebound seniors having difficulty accessing the library.

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

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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.

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Public Notices

6010 County of of Stettler Stettler No. County No. 6 6

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

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE PUBLIC PUBLIC NOTICE

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.

LES STULBERG Independent reporter The Stettler novice hockey tournament on the weekend yielded a heaping truck-load of donations for the Stettler Food Bank. The third annual Stettler novice food bank challenge invited the 12 teams participating in the tournament to support the local food bank. Donations were

awarded five to 25 points, based on nutritional value. The team with the most points was rewarded with a pizza party, courtesy of Boston Pizza. That honour went to the Stettler White clubs, one of the four novice teams from the host Stettler Minor Hockey Association. “The real winner was the Stettler Food Bank,” said Martha McPherson, one of the event organizers.

The Stettler Public Library has added free tutoring to its list of services. Tutoring for middle school students is available on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., high school tutoring is on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., and adults taking courses can get help on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. We also have Homework Helpers on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The tutoring is free of charge and is provided by a certified educator with experience in math and science. Books are available for the December gatherings of our book clubs. Copies of the book “Sarah’s Key” are available for the members of Readers’ Circle, which meets this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Spine Crackers will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. and discuss “Hold Me Closer, Necromancer.”

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Dated: Friday, November 23, 2012 Jacinta Donovan Planning and Development Officer

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION APPROVED Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Application for a discretionary use in accordance with the County of Stettler No. 6 Land Use Bylaw No. 1443-10 was approved by the Development Authority:

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DP 12103 SE 24-38-22 W4 38336 Rge Rd 220 Terry George Vincent & Patricia George

Any person claiming to be affected by such decision may appeal by giving notice in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, County of Stettler No. 6 not later than December 19, 2012. The notice must contain the reason for the appeal. Jacinta Donovan, Development Officer

Craftapalooza is coming. Celebrate the season on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. with a variety of Christmas crafts, some cocoa and a visit with Santa Claus. This is a great way to spend a winter afternoon. Chicks with Sticks Knitting/ Crochet Club will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. for that last big push to finish those Christmas projects. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you can sit and knit or crochet in great company. On Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., the Movie Night at the library will

be a holiday classic. Join Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen as they ring in the holidays with the 1954 classic, “White Christmas.” Join us for popcorn and a great movie and we won’t stop you from singing along. Our last Tech Time for Seniors for 2012 will take place on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Need to learn how to use your new digital camera before the grandkids arrive, or learn to send Christmas emails? The library staff can help. Our last event before the holiday break is on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m., when the family can come and decorate gingerbread men, sip some cocoa and watch “Arthur Christmas.” Spend some downtime at the library before the extended family arrives.

We meet all Bank requirements

Receipt of written submissions in support or opposing this bylaw must be submitted to the Planning and Development Officer, County of Stettler, Box 1270, Stettler, AB. T0C 2L0 by 4:30 on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

Second Detached Dwelling (Modular Home) on an 8.2 acre parcel

sented the communities of Airdrie, Bashaw, Cochrane, Eckville, Midnapore, Okotoks, Red Deer and St. Albert. The challenge appeared to be well-received by the visiting teams. Tracy Robinson, another local helper with the challenge, said some of the visiting teams told her they were interested in initiating a similar food bank challenge at their tournaments.

Custom, Business & Personal Cheques

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.

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

Stettler Dodge supplied the truck to haul the donated items to the food bank and provided all the players and their families with hot beverages. “We ask a lot of our community for hockey and they give so much, so it’s good to give something back,” said Katie Bainbridge, one of the food challenge organizers. Eight of the participating teams were from out of town. They repre-

Library offers tutoring, homework help

The public may inspect a copy of the amending bylaws at the County Administration Building during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Outreach librarian Brandi Roper has regularly scheduled visits each week to the Stettler seniors’ lodges, where she brings a selection of books to the residents and picks up the books they have read. Other seniors in Stettler who can’t access the library can apply to the library for a similar service. Roper said she has become acquainted with her clients’ preferences for authors or type of books. She said the library can also mail books to library members in outlying areas. The library also has books for the hearing and visually impaired.

Novice hockey teams score to stock food-bank shelves

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Commercial Printing Sales commercialsales@stettlerindependent.com

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Jubilee hall decked out for Elks’ supper, show December has arrived and with it you can sense the holiday spirit in the air here in Big Valley. Lights are beginning to twinkle all over the village as residents busy themselves with holiday preparations. Shop windows are beginning to sport cheerful decorations and sweet treats are being shared while we mark our calendars for the hectic social season ahead. The Elks hosted their District Deputy, Lyle Howard from the Hanna area at their November meeting. He passed on greetings from Provincial Command and offered assistance to the Big Valley Lodge if required. The Annual Turkey Bingos will be in Rumsey on Wednesday, Dec. 5 and Big Valley on Wednesday,

Dec. 12. Final touches have taken place and good turn outs are hoped for. Hams will be given out for tie breaks, so come out and get your Christmas goodies. The ladies of the Royal Purple will have goodies and baskets to raffle. Don’t forget the Elks’ December 7 Supper and Show at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. Country Blend from Manitoba will be entertaining and they feature a super piano player. Supper is at 6:30 p.m. with the show set to begin at 7:30. For more information call 403-876-2779 or 403-8762775. The Club Draw was scooped up by Bob Boswell once again and he in turn donated his winning to the Elks’ Fund for Children. Club 200 winners

were Sylvia Webster, Larry Meyer, Roy Jamieson and Andrea Webster. December 8 is fast approaching and invitations for the annual Big Valley Legion Pioneer Dinner have gone out. Invitations were sent to those 65+ who are living or have lived in Big Valley and area. If you have been missed and you meet the eligibility criteria, please call Arline at 876-2231. Hope to see you there. Big Valley School stu-

dents are hard at work, rehearsing for this year’s Christmas Concert scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Jubilee Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m. Students and staff invite everyone to join them for an evening of great entertainment, good eats and Christmas merriment with family and friends. Santa Claus will be here in Big Valley on Saturday, Dec. 15! The annual Big Valley Children’s Christmas Party is held

at the Jubilee Hall with lunch beginning at 12:00 noon. ROSCO the Clown will be entertaining the children right after lunch then Santa and his helpers will be passing out gifts for children 10 and under. Everyone is welcomed to join in the fun. December birthday wishes go out to Parker Vanhaga – 2, Brenda Meyer – 3, Russel McCrindle – 5, Raymond McCrindle – 5, David Siegrist – 7, Chanse Stefanik – 8,

Samuel Gridley – 8, Lois Miller – 9, Jacob Webster – 13, Franscisco Laisnez – 14, Myrna Saar – 14, Arlyne Hingst – 18, Sharon Watson – 19, Elaine McCrindle – 19, Elaine Skocdopole – 21, Allan Saar – 24, Walter Stefanik – 26, and Rod Couturier – 26. Happy Anniversary to Les & Yvonne Knapp – 13, Biff & Geneva Balcom – 18, Wilbur & Peggy Stewart – 21, Chris & Shauna Laisnez – 25, and Allan & Gerty Beresford – 28.

Jolly Old St. Nick saddles up for visit It certainly looked a lot like Christmas in the Village on Sunday, with a large crowd in attendance at the Elks annual pancake breakfast. Fifty-eight young people received a candy bag from Jolly Old St. Nick while the school choir entertained with Christmas carols. At the school 20 plus venders offered a wide variety of goodies from baking to balloon animals, jewelry, crafts, spices to soaps plus many more. The kids’ shopping centre was a big hit. Unfortunately, the Circle Square’s team and wagon rides had to be cancelled because the streets were too icy. A pat on the back to our students who worked really hard between the school and the hall. Tyler Hronek harvested his corn crop last week. A corn header is attached to a regular combine, which pulls the cobs from the plant and strips the kernals from the cob. Corn rows are 30 in. apart and grow to about 10 ft. tall. They can grow up to 20 in. in one week. Because of this years deep snow, some cobs were left on the plants and his cattle will crop graze these. Even so he estimates that his 62 acres will average 40 bushels to the acre and sell from $7 to $8 per bushel. Planting corn is an expensive operation. The seed runs about $65 per acre, it needs to be heavily fertilized and is sprayed 2 or 3 times with roundup to get rid of weeds. He also has to rent a corn planter, all of which is available locally from Solick seeds. On the plus side, a corn crop is either good for grazing cattle or selling the seed, it adds fibre to the soil, cleans up the weeds and holds the snow. Ryan Schilling has been growing corn

McRae Holdings Innovation Jamboree For the FARM and GARDEN! for five years. He harvested his crop before the snow and dried the grain. Corn never completely dries and has to be mechanically dried or has to be harvest after freeze up. His crop averaged 54 bushels to the acre. Last year, Ryan grazed 114 head of cattle on 33 acres for seven weeks with supplementary feeding. Kirk Sorensen planted his first crop this year and is grazing his cattle on it. Our junior high students attended the William E. Hay production of “Grease” at the PAC in Stettler on Thursday. Silent Santa box will be at the school until Friday. Ryan Dahmer, Wyatt Kent, Jonathan Muncy and Seth Neufeld, all former Halkirk students, made the cut in tryouts for the Gus Wetter senior high basketball team. Congrats, guys. Five little girls from the Helping Hands playschool toured the fire hall and fire equipment on Monday. Chief Dale Kent was the tour guide. Adult volleyball held its last session for this year on Monday. COMING EVENTS: Halkirk hall ham and turkey Christmas bingos on Dec. 13 and Dec. 20; Dec. 18 — Mother Teresa Christmas concert at 7 p.m.

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Botha Senior Centre busy with winter fun What an exciting time last night, with the turkey Bingo happening. It was a great time for all, and congratulations to all the winners. The next Bingo will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, starting at 7:15 p.m., at the Botha Senior Centre. Hopefully, everyone can join us in the excitement of the evening. Bingos are held every second Tuesday evening. Another grreat and fun event happening next Friday (Dec. 18) will be the Old Time Christmas dance. This starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Botha Hall, with the Country Gold North Band entertaining the crowd that evening. Sounds like a full filled evening for all ages, so don’t want to miss out. There will be a pooled lunch there, so please bring buns/ sandwiches or pastry with you for all to share. There will be no Sunday dance for this month as the following day is Dec. 31 and there will be a New Year’s Eve dance than. So talk to one of the members now to get tickets for the dance. Sounds like one fun evening and a great way to bring in a new year, with family and friends in attendance.

For any of these dances, contact Doug or Bernerdette Haustein at 403-742-3994, with all your questions or concerns. Come out for a great time Monday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m for another day of quilting. These are held at the Botha Senior Centre, and everyone is invited to attend. Even if you have never quilted before, please attend, as they would love to teach you. In this cold weather, why not come out Wednesday mornings for a hot and refreshing cup of coffee with them at the Senior Centre. These start at 10 a.m. and they would love to see everyone come out for this. It’s a great way to visit and socialize with your neighbours and friends. Then, every Wednesday afternoon, starting at 1:30

p.m., join your friends and neighbours for a friendly game of carpet bowling. These two are held at the Senior Centre. It’s a great way to exercise and socialize with everyone. Then, every Thursday evening, come back to the Senior Centre for a friendly game of floor curling. It’s also a great way to keep in shape and mingle with the community. These games start at 7 p.m. and are a lot of fun. Everyone is welcome to join in these games. With Christmas coming, let’s all remember the reason for the season (the birthday of Jesus) and come out every Sunday at 11 a.m. and take in Rev. Susan Bowyer’s service. It’s a great way to worship and praise our Lord. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Gadsby shows spirit of festive season Gadsby came alive last Saturday with close to 40 children at the bank building, accompanied by parents and grandparents. Visits with Santa, hayrides, hot chocolate and hotdogs, as well as candy bags, were the highlights of the day. Not to mention pictures with Santa. More than 125 people gathered at the community hall later that day for the turkey and ham supper, and then back to the bank building where 42 lucky people tried to win a turkey or ham or maybe the loonie pot. Bill and Joyce Hansel hosted a family pre-Christmas dinner at the community hall on Sunday with 30 family members able to come from Cadogan, Provost, Red Deer, Beaumont and Drayton Valley. Among them were eight of Bill and Joyce’s great-grandchildren and Santa was on hand to hand out presents to all the wee ones. Pictures, games and laughter were prevalent, and then everyone headed safely home despite the heavy snowfall that began early in the afternoon. Westwoods Recreation and Ag Society will be having their an-

nual general meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Agrilot. Memberships available at 7 p.m. Everyone is urged to come. Then on Sunday, Dec. 16, Santa Claus will be at the Agrilot at Westwoods from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free hotdogs at noon. Everyone welcome! Rene Blackmore helped her Uncle Dick Herbert celebrate his 93rd birthday, which was held at Lousana. And her aunt Peggy in Kelowna recently turned 90. Their youngest sister Dorothy is Rene’s mom. There will be an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, for Iona Berg in honour of her 90th birthday. This will be held at Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler, where she lives. Come and have a piece of birthday cake with Iona. Friends and family are invited to attend. A short program is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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Brothers Jacob Goudreault, four, and Tristan Goudreault, 10, tell Santa what they want for Christmas during the annual Santa Day in Gadsby last week. The event included a sleigh ride. Word has come of the passing of George Richman Jr. in Red Deer. He was 84 years old. The Richman family (George Sr. and Edith) lived in the Westwoods area, where the children grew up. Sympathies to his family,

which includes Hazel Ann Yucker of Stettler. The community was saddened with the passing of Ruth Goodkey, who, along with her husband George and their family, farmed south of Gadsby for many years.

Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Stettler Funeral Home. Sincere sympathies from the community to her sons Victor (Julia), Lyle (Betty Jean), Russell and Murray (LaDonn) and their families.

Daylong snowfall adds to Christmas feel in Donalda By Darlene Tantrum Donalda and District Museum It was a very busy weekend in Donalda, with the “Village Christmas” held on Saturday. The weather was perfect. With the snow falling all day, it really felt like Christmas. The event was wellattended, with children and adults out enjoying the Christmas Market

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at the hall. There were 28 tables set up and lots to chose from —baking, home preserves, handmade doll clothes, handmade socks, blankets and home décor. Thanks to the Donalda Parent Group for making lunch available. The Santa Shopping Centre was an opportunity for the children to shop, and it was also well-attended, with about 190 gifts going out the door. The Donalda Community Arts Society had the gallery open, displaying nativity scenes and a Village Christmas. The gallery offered apple cider and ginger cookies. A light parade was held at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks. It was apparent a good

time was had by all. The art gallery will be open for viewing on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays until Christmas, if you did not get in during the Village Christmas celebration. The Donalda Coulee Friendship Club will have a Christmas pancake and jam session this Sunday, so mark your calendars and come out to enjoy pancakes and music. Doors open at 11 a.m. The Donalda Ag Society will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the hall. New members are always welcome to help make the society more vibrant. They are a hub in our community. If anyone is looking for stocking stuffers, the muse-

um has the centennial playing cards and beverage cup still available. Happy Birthday wishes go out to Kirby Massey, Kyle Van Haga, Lawrence Clarke, Louise Boyson, Nicole Bergstrom, Parker Van Haga, Sara Erickson, Emily Cartier, Garnett Schoettler, Murray Dyck, Tracy Dietrich, Sarah Andres, Lexi Dietrich, Brayden Hofer, Samson Bailey, Bev Getzlaf, Jon Hillestad, Kim Salmon, Lee Crumly, Tracey Klatt and anyone else celebrating a birthday this week.

Toy show builds Christmas culture Winter is settling in this season, with many layers of snow to carpet the ground. Sunday afternoon’s storm slowed

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Santa and snow usher in December Santa Claus Day in Byemoor was well-attended last Saturday. Several tables of baking, crafts and merchandise were set up in the hall. The 4-H beef club sold Christmas trees and wreaths outside the Drop-In Centre and were fortunate to sell out. Lunch was provided by the community club. Santa Claus arrived in the afternoon — much to the delight of the youngsters — and was available for photos. On the Saturday evening, the Byemoor Hall was the scene of a 40th wedding anniversary celebration for Lyle and Shannon Knowles. The honoured couple was joined by many family and friends to help them celebrate. The walls of the hall were decorated with enlarged wedding photos from 40 years ago. All enjoyed the power-point presentation, featuring the couple’s four children and nine grandchildren, and the dance that followed. Congratulations to Lyle and Shannon, and best wishes for many more happy years together. Last Monday, two teams from the Endmoor floorcurling club took part in the Stettler “bonspiel.” Teams were: Ernie Angel, Ken Schultz, Joan Morrison and Irene Brooker; and Joe Knowles, Ben Kobi, Eleanor Schultz and Eileen Green. Neither team was in the prizes, but all enjoyed the

good food and hospitality of the Stettler club and met newcomers from other areas that hadn’t attended before. On Thursday, the Endmoor Drop-In Centre hosted its sixth annual preChristmas seniors’ dinner at the Byemoor hall. More than 80 seniors, past and present residents of the Endiang-Byemoor community, enjoyed a delicious turkey and ham dinner, prepared by the Country Diner crew. After dinner, the crowd was entertained by the kindergarten to Grade 3 students from the Byemoor School with their Christmas recitations. The Visions Country Gospel singers provided an hour of music and singing, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and got everyone into the Christmas spirit. Get-well wishes go out to Terry Gallant, recuperating at home after foot surgery in Calgary, and to Judy Reeves, who is home after a stay in the Drumheller hospital. Hope you are both on the mend soon. Dale and Dee Green along with Gary and

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