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Winners: Shelley McFadden’s Grade 1 class at Bluffton School was one of six Grade 1 to 6 classes in Wolf Creek Public Schools to receive $700 for generating creative and purposeful health and safety training tools. In the back row are Liam Tennant, Ethan Plumb, Tristan Panrucker, Mary-Jane Hansen, Ella Ross, Mackenzie Mann, April Mann, Shayza Burt, Lucas Mackinaw, teacher Shelley McFadden, and WCPS Health and Safety Coordinator Chris Banbury. In the front row are Zach Hawkings, Dallas Roasting, Nate Krauss, Collin Hagen, Marik Campbell, Warrren Nichol and Bryson Coughlin. Treena Mielke Photo

Plebiscite called for library expansion and relocation of town offices By Treena Mielke After an onslaught of opposition to its plan to accommodate the library’s need for expansion by relocating the town’s offices to the Provincial Building, council has decided to let the voters make the final decision. At its April 29 meeting, council, in a 4-1 vote, agreed a vote will be held June 3 to determine what direction council will take regarding the move and the library expansion. Background information on the ballots will state the library is growing and the town has proposed selling the existing municipal building to the library board for $1 and moving

town administration to the Provincial Building. Apart from one-time capital costs this will not result in increased operating costs for the town. The solution will benefit the citizens by allowing the library to expand in place. The question voters will be asked is: “Under these circumstances, do you agree the library should expand into the existing municipal building resulting in the town office relocating to the Provincial Building?” Coun. Scott Ellis voted against the decision. Ellis, who replaced Joe Anglin, who has since become the local MLA, believes he and other councillors were elected to show leader-

ship and they need to stand by their decisions. “I think our town offices would be fine in the Provincial Building,” he said. “I get that it is an easy decision (to hold a referendum) but in a few months there will be an election and they (the people) can judge us then.” He also gave examples of other municipal councils who have made decisions without holding a plebiscite such Edmonton council who built a new multi million-dollar arena without the matter going to a public vote. “People elected us to make decisions. Sometimes they are going to like our decisions and some times they are not.

Coun. Paul Payson agrees holding a referendum is a “little bit of a back off” but when there are so many people calling for it, he believes council should bend to the will of the people. “I believe we’re at a spot where a referendum would be a clear way to settle this issue.” Coun. Jack Webb agreed. “If we go to the referendum I don’t see how the library loses. Either way they don’t lose.” Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson said a referendum should resolve the issue. “It will settle it once and for all. Plus the library board has asked for it.”

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Council has received auditors report and reserves are growing By Treena Mielke

MS awareness: Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson stands with Judy Everett, Terri Blanchard, client services coordinator for the Central Alberta Chapter of the MS Society, Coun. Gayle Rondeel and Lorraine Evans-Cross, executive director of the MS Society – Central Alberta Chapter. In the front are Heather Miller, Reg Kreil and Colleen Weyman. The group attended April 29 council meeting and Ibbotson declared May MS awareness month in Rimbey. Treena Mielke Photo

Results of straw poll received Council accepted for information a letter from Dave Karroll regarding a straw poll advertised in the Rimbey Review. In his letter Karroll said 81 per cent of the callers wanted an official referendum on the town office/library issue, 71 per cent wanted a new council, 88 per cent supported leaving the town office where it is, and 66 per cent supported restoring economic development of tax credits. Auditor’s report received Mike Seniuk, senior partner for Seniuk & Company presented the auditor’s report to council. The report showed council has ended the year 2012 with just over a million in surplus funding, of which $677,000 is budgeted for operations. In his report, Seniuk gave credit to staff for a job well done. “You are in a better financial position that you were the year before. All in all, it was a good year,” he said. Tender awarded The tender for the construction

of 53rd Ave. has been awarded to M. Pidherney’s Trucking at a cost of $681,671.88. Project cancelled Council agreed to cancel a project for renovations to the community centre washroom as tenders received far exceeded the $60,000 budgeted for the project. Council may look at the project next year. MSI funding finalized Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs said in a letter to CAO Tony Goode that the town’s municipal sustainability initiative funding for 2013 is to be $544,632, which includes capital project funding of $496,774 and conditional operating funding of $47,858. Allocations are based on the formula established for the long-term program and are calculated annually using updated data to reflect municipalities’’ changing circumstances. The MSI operating funding was $896 million this year. It will decrease to $30 million in 2014, $15 million in 2015 and be eliminated in 2016.

Public has mixed reaction to public vote By Treena Mielke Town council’s decision to go to a public vote regarding the library expansion and the subsequent relocation of the town offices to the Provincial Building is being met with a mixed reaction. Council chambers was packed April 29 when council decided, in a 4-1 vote, to hold a plebiscite regarding the issue but not everyone applauded their move. Jim Moore, who was in attendance at the meeting, agreed with Coun. Scott Ellis, who voted against the plebiscite and stated council needed to stand by its original decision. “It was a good plan. It met the needs of the library, it was relatively inexpensive and it used up unoccupied space in the Provincial Building which has all the amenities to make a wonderful town office.” Moore said people who live in Ponoka County and use the Rimbey library will not have a vote, therefore the plebiscite will not fairly represent all library users. “In trying to bend over backwards to accommodate the community’s wishes, council is, ironically, being undemocratic.” However, Rowena Aitken, chairman of Rimbey Municipal Library board of directors said in a letter to council, a plebiscite is needed. “After great discussion at our last board meeting April 8, we have decided that we will ask you to put the question of the Rimbey Municipal Library’s expansion to the municipal voters. We do

not like to see the town become divisive over this issue nor do we like the negative impact it is havAT THE ing on the library. We feel that, unfortunately, this is the only way to stop the negativity.” In her letter, Aitken also requested the town seek the advice of an engineer for feedback on the A Great Reason to get up on a viability of expanding or renovating the building Saturday Morning! to accommodate both the library and the town ofMay 4-Oct.12 fices. 9:30 am - 11:30 am No Matter where you Reuben Giebelhaus, who began a petition — Pas-Ka-Poo Park go, you can find us later deemed invalid — to protest council selling Rimbey the building for $1, was not surprised by council’s decision. New Vendors www.rimbeyreview.com “Really, I think it was the only thing they could Welcome! do or else they would have had to drop the whole Call Gayle issue. Hopefully the wording (of the plebiscite 403-843-6864 question) will be made public before June 3 to be sure people can understand it.” Giebelhaus is in favor of expanding the municipal building to 30 years of experience to better serve you accommodate both the library and the town ofComplete • Partial • Relines • Immediates • Repairs fice. “It makes economic sense to enlarge the library and keep the town office as a valuable asset rather than give it away for a dollar.”

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I walked into the council chambers, my high heels making clicking sounds on the polished tile. I tried to make myself invisible and slip unobtrusively past all the people in wheelchairs, but it was difficult, as there seemed to Treena Mielke be lots of them. On The Other Side I smiled at them. They smiled back and the meeting began. I continue to watch them discretely, making careful doodles in my notebook, like I was really taking notes. I wasn’t. They came, many of them in wheelchairs, wearing courage and smiles and bearing carnations and carrying signs saying ‘we will end MS.’ It seems they were here because the mayor had agreed to declare the month of May, MS awareness month. And so, they came to say, ‘thanks.’ They were a cheerful lot, tossing smiles and cracking jokes and laughter about the somber council chambers like so many Frisbees that had somehow got misplaced from the sunshine and the beach. I made meaningless doodles in my notebook until it was time to snap a picture of the signs and the people and the wheelchairs and the smiles. Finally, they leave. They carefully maneuver their wheelchairs around the council table, being careful not to disturb that hallowed space where huge decisions have been made, and will, no doubt, be made in the future. I continued to doodle little stick men in my notebook, but I could hear their chatter in the background, echoing past the squeak of the wheelchair lift and the slamming of the handicapped van door. After they left, the council agenda seemed a little less important, somehow. MS awareness, I muse. Let me tell you about it! MS awareness is trying to get into a parking spot marked handicapped, but being unsuccessful because someone out there is not aware or doesn’t care that you can’t walk.

MS awareness is watching someone you love suddenly develop a symptom, a frightening symptom that they can’t control. Maybe they can’t see or walk or pick up a fork with their right hand. Maybe they can no longer drive. Maybe completing an eight-hour-work day is simply out of the question. Maybe they can walk, but they feel like they have 50-pound sandbags attached to their legs and if they can actually get in and out of a vehicle, it will take at least a half an hour. MS awareness is the scream of an ambulance, hospital rooms and waiting. MS awareness is about lessons. Learning the fruits of the spirit. Over and over again. Patience. Gratefulness. Hope. Faith. Love. MS awareness is about disability insurance and home care. It about learning the true meaning of the words, ‘one day at a time’. MS awareness is about relishing the moments; the precious, special

moments that come, unbidden to each of us. Sunsets, hugs, laughter that bubbles up out of nowhere over nothing very much at all. Mostly MS awareness is about keeping on. Keeping on, even while you shop for wheelchairs and look at home renovations that include ramps and wheelchair lifts. MS awareness is watching your eight and nine year old grandchildren fill in the blanks on the Tshirts they wear when they do the MS walk... “we lace up for our mom and our grandpa.” MS awareness is about remembering the way pussy willows bloom in the spring and crocuses grow, even under the snow. And, realistically, at least for some of us, MS awareness is not just about a month. It’s about a lifetime!

Patience may be trump card needed for good yield Clearly the weather trade is on as wet, snowy weather last week and this week is on the minds of not only investors but also producers. Only 5 per cent of the U.S. corn crop was planted by April 28th, compared with the five-year average of 31 per cent! While most of the U.S. arable land has gone from dry and drought-like to wet and puddleforming, here in Western Canadian we are waiting for the snow and/or flood waters to skedaddle. At the end of the day, the moisture – while mostly appreciated – is putting a significant setback on the actual date seed gets into the soil for both U.S. and Canadian farmers. As such, and as I’ve mentioned in previous columns, addressing how many acres for each of your crops is important. Potential yield risk, critical development stages, and the market available are all important variables to address (among others, of course). You may be on Plan B by now, but do you have a Plan C? While it may be getting more difficult to plant them, cash canola and soybean prices remain strong as old supplies are noticeably dwindling. That being said, an important note was China buying 50,000 tonnes of European rapeseed last week. This could be a trend that continues as

supplies are readily available from other markets. Staying in Europe, the E.U.-27 rapeseed production is expected to climb almost nine per cent from last year’s output to 21 million tonnes. Increased production is also expected in barley (+2.4% per cent to 55.2 million tonnes), soft wheat (+5.2 per cent to 129.7 million tonnes), and corn (+18 per cent to 65.3 million tonnes). Cold and wetter weather in March & April in major producers like Germany, France, and the UK could potentially decrease the final yield there but, all things being equal, it looks like the Europeans will be bringing more grain to market this summer and fall. Granted, there are the likes of German entity Commerzbank who believes the market is underestimating supply threats in many areas around the world and that prices will be higher by the end of the year. I, for the most part, would have to disagree with these bankers from Frankfurt as the regions that were most devastated by drought last year have been helped out significantly recently with precipitation in spades. But has it been too much? Or has been too cold? Let’s be honest with each other – the rains in

the U.S. Midwest and the snowmelt (and slowly, flooding) across most of the Prairies haven’t allowed for too much fieldwork. Ultimately, each subsequent rain (and snow for some areas forecasted) over the next month inherently limits the ability to plant a crop the world needs. We will get the crop in and it will grow. However, as English poet Alexander Pope first wrote in the early 18th century, “fools rush in where Angels fear to tread,” patience may ultimately be the trump card to yield a good crop this fall. Brennan Turner, President, FarmLead.com Brennan Turner is originally from Foam Lake, SK, where his family started farming the land in the 1920s. After completing his degree in economics from Yale University and then playing some pro hockey, Turner spent some time working in finance before starting FarmLead.com, a risk-free, transparent online grain marketplace. His weekly column is a summary of his free, daily market note, the FarmLead Breakfast Brief. He can be reached via email (b.turner@farmlead.com) or phone (1855-332-7653).


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Colleen Weyman has primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system and causes unpredictable and challenging symptoms. May is MS awareness month in Rimbey. Treena Mielke Photo

MS challenges faced with courage and faith By Treena Mielke The first thing noticeable about Colleen Weyman is her smile. It’s one of those friendly, genuine smiles, the kind that reaches the eyes and makes other people in the room want to smile too. The second thing one may or may not notice about Weyman is the fact she is in a wheelchair. Weyman has multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system and causes of all kinds of nasty, unpredictable and challenging symptoms, Surprisingly, the diagnoses of MS, which was made in 2004, came as a relief for Weyman, who was slowly losing strength in one leg, experiencing numbness in her hand and blurriness in her vision. “Not having answers is very difficult,” she said. “When you are grappling with the unknown and not knowing what disease you have or even if it’s a disease seemed like a very unfair burden to carry not only for me, but also for those who love me.” Although it was more than a decade ago before she was diagnosed, Weyman remembers how frustrated she was because she didn’t know why she was having those symptoms. When she and her husband moved to Poulsen’s Pasture on Gull Lake, she thought she could keep up with the housework in her new home in a couple of hours. But, much to her frustration, Weyman discovered tasks which once had taken her only a couple hours to complete now took the better part of three days. Finally, her neurologist put a name to her condition. “You have primary progressive MS,” he said. No one who is told they have a chronic disease is pleased with the verdict and Weyman was no exception. “I wasn’t thrilled, but it felt so good to be able to say I have a name (for what

is wrong with me). Some people are upset and even angry when they get the answer. I was just relieved I wasn’t dying.” Once the diagnosis was made, Weyman, once an avid golfer and bowler, decided, quietly and without further ado, to make the best of a bad situation. And being in a chair didn’t stop her. “I never did let or allow things to slow me down much,” she said. “Even now I try to keep busy. And I will until I can’t anymore.” Being able to move her hands is wonderful, Weyman said. “I make my own cards. You know nobody gets things in the mail anymore. So I send my homemade cards out to people.” She also knits and crochets and does puzzles. And she is learning to play the guitar.” Weyman has a motorhome equipped with a wheelchair lift that allows her to travel and visit people, allowing her the freedom she wouldn’t otherwise be able to enjoy. “It allows me to actually go on a holiday,” she said. Her van also is equipped with a wheelchair lift and is outfitted with a commode for unexpected bathroom emergencies. MS has opened unexpected doors for her, she said. “It has opened a whole new world of communication for me. I can talk to other people who are handicapped in some way and I have no problem doing so. Before, I couldn’t do that.” Weyman is the Rimbey facilitator of a six-week course, Better Health, Better Choices, will be offered in Rimbey later this spring. The course is available for anyone who has a chronic illness or caregivers and offers suggestions and tips on positive ways to helps people deal with their disease. “It seems we all go through bumps in our road of life. It’s how we learn to deal with them that makes the difference in how we live them out,” she said.


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Town approves plan, county moves ahead By Treena Mielke

Bluffton school teacher Phillip Hambly sits with Grades 7 and 8 students Taylor Leverick, Brett Hudson, Kayde Braithwaite and Hudson Scott who received $175 gift certificates to Future Shop for being one of the class of winners in a contest geared towards creating generating creative and purposeful health and safety training tools for Wolf Creek teachers and staff. Also pictured is Chris Branbury, health and safety coordinator for WCPS. Treena Mielke Photo

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Following Rimbey town council’s approval of an area structure plan for Johnson’s Estates, Ponoka County has moved quickly to give the financial boost intended to help secure property for a proposed new senior’s complex. Council approved the plan at its April 29 meeting, and Ponoka County’s CAO Charlie Cutforth said the county immediately moved ahead to purchase the land. “Now that the area structure plan is approved by the Town of Rimbey and the appropriate zoning is in place, we can proceed with the subdivision final purchase and transfer of the title to the county. We hope to have everything completed within the next 60 days or so.� Cutforth said the county has an accepted offer to purchase 9.8 acres from Johnson Estates for $289,000 on the table, but needed the area structure zone to be approved before

finalizing the deal. “I’m pleased to see it progressing and anxious to see this done,� Cutforth said, following Monday’s meeting. The town has agreed to cost share the installation of the water and sewer lines from the nearest main to the county purchased land at an estimated cost of $170,000 with the developer. The town has also agreed to do a traffic impact assessment on Hwy. 53 to provide information to Alberta Highways to determine what type of intersection will need to be installed. An application for an aging in place facility for Rimbey has been before the Province for several months. Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson said he is pleased by the partnership with the town, the county and Rimoka. “We are looking forward to a positive response from the province regarding the senior’s complex,� he said.

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RCMP deal with break and enters, domestic assaults This past week, the Rimbey RCMP responded to 53 calls for service. Highlights of the week include several break and enters, theft, assault, criminal harassment, uttering death threats, and other serious criminal matters.  Oil container explosion being investigated In the early morning hours on Friday, April 26, Rimbey Mounties responded to a scene at Range Road 40 and the Medicine Lake Road.  Officers located the remnants of a large plastic oil container that had exploded

in the intersection. Shrapnel from the site of the explosion was found up to 50 meters away in the neighboring fields.  Fortunately, a fire did not start from this careless and dangerous exercise.  It is believed that the culprits committed the offence at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.  Police are currently investigating the matter and following up on all leads after a thorough examination of the evidence was completed.    That same night, vandals were up to no good in Rimbey.  Several cars were egged causing a considerable mess. 

Pool may be open for May long weekend By Treena Mielke Despite some unforeseen problems arising over the winter, Rimbey Aquatic Centre could be open for business on the May long weekend. Rimbey CAO Tony Goode is hopeful the centre will be up and running on schedule but there are a few problems yet to be resolved. He said both hot tubs, which are under warranty, cracked this winter and will need to be replaced. There is also a break in one of the main pool’s pipes that needs to be repaired. Pool staff has been hired with two positions yet to be filled. Kira More will return as pool manager. Lane ropes, clock, aquafit, life-

guard and office supplies and pool toys will be purchased this year with money provided by the Rimbey Lions Club. New tables and chairs are to be purchased for the pool’s meeting room. The aquatic centre opened last year and during its 85 days of operation, it was used by 2,315 people, up from 2009 numbers when there were 880 admissions during 88 days of operation. The usage occurred despite several problems such as leaks in the main pool, inadequate drainage in the change areas and a faulty boiler pump motor. The pool was closed twice due to mechanical problems, closing for the season Sept. 3.

Domestic assaults involve children Police investigated numerous domestic disputes. Children were often involved and Child Service Intake Workers assisted police in those cases.  Charges have been laid for assault, criminal harassment and uttering death threats.   Unlocked vehicles easy prey for thieves On Monday, April 29 there were several car prowlings in Rimbey.  Several unlocked vehicles were entered and various items stolen by the opportunistic thieves.  Please lock your doors and do not store valuables in the vehicle overnight.  RCMP respond to break and enters Sometime during the night of Wednesday, May 1st, and early morning hours of Thursday, May 2, several community buildings were forcefully entered by thieves.  The criminals targeted cash at the locations.  Rimbey RCMP with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section, responded to each scene.  Police are using all available means to determine who was responsible for these crimes.  Escape tools hidden in cake Rimbey Mounties stepped up and assisted with guard duty during the jail strike.  One officer was going to be celebrating their birthday while working  at the jail, so the detachment  ordered a cake with a saw and file inside.  Wouldn’t you know the strike ended before the big day  and the plot was foiled.  This writer requested that the officer be detained behind bars anyway.... but they said they had enough characters there already!   If you have any information regarding this or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers: PHONE: 1-800-222-8477 #8477 on Telus Mobility *8477 on Rogers AT&T Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now. 

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Reader disappointed with council’s decision to hold a public vote in June Dear Editor, Regarding the plan to expand the library to move the town office to the provincial building, I was disappointed with council’s decision to hold a referendum on the issue rather than deciding the issue themselves. It was a good plan. I see only good things happening once this project is underway and I am impatient to see it started. I am also disappointed half the users of the library (the ones who live within Ponoka County) will have no say on the outcome of this vote. However, I do understand council’s reluctance to proceed without clear support from the community. They were elected in a controversial election on a platform of accountability and transparency. To give the community a say in this project is only extending this policy and council should be commended for this approach. What disturbs me more than anything is the tone of the attacks against town council. Although there are some who have legitimate concerns over the

library expansion — and council has bent over backwards to try to listen to these people — I feel that there is a concerted effort to harass and discredit this council. At public meetings, in letters to the editor and attack ads in the newspaper, you can’t help but notice how free some people feel to express their anger and show their disrespect for what council stands for. This is strange, for council was elected by a good majority. They do have the support of a huge part of the electorate. At any rate, there is going to be a referendum on the library expansion on June 3. Whether the expansion goes ahead will depend on the results of this referendum. It will be important that all the supporters of the library get out to vote on this day. Remember you are not just voting for yourselves but also for those disenfranchised users of the library who live in Ponoka County. Jim Moore

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Physician offers factual driving info Dear Editor: Having recently becoming a senior citizen, I attended MLA Joe Anglin’s presentation on Senior’s Right To Drive. Although billed as an “information session,” it was actually more of a mis-information session. So I feel compelled to provide some facts: • By provincial legislation, all seniors who wish to maintain their driver’s licence beyond the age of 75 must have a medical examination regarding their physical and mental suitability to drive. That senior can attend any physician in the province, not necessarily their own family doctor. • During the medical examination, the doctor is required to decide if a road test is recommended. To assist the doctor in making this determination, I and my Rimbey colleagues have adopted a tool called the Simard test. The Simard is a simple mental questionnaire administered by a nurse and is free of charge. This test correlates with the mental skills needed for driving. It is not a test for dementia. The Simard test is not a requirement of the province and can be refused. However refusal makes it more difficult for the doctor to determine the need for road testing and makes it more likely that road testing will be recom-

MLA slams council’s stand on referendum Dear Editor: More than 400 people signed a petition opposing the town council’s decision to relocate to the provincial building. The town council rejected the petitioners’ call for a referendum declaring the petition was not legal. Matter closed, as some might think. Now, the council has flip-flopped and decided to hold a non-binding referendum based on the illegal petition they themselves rejected. Non-binding means the outcome of the proposed vote will not matter (count). Complicating the situation, the referendum (vote) will be scheduled approximately 100 days before a mandated municipal election. Provincial law prevents having a byelection within six months of a municipal election. The law also suggests all public votes planned within one-year of a mandated election can be delayed until that year’s fall election. The law was drafted to prevent unnecessary elections, however this council will ignore the suggestion and hold a vote that doesn’t count.

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mended. • If road testing is recommended, the current best test of driving competence is provided by a privately owned company, Drive Able. The expense of the Drive Able evaluation is borne by the senior. Drive Able is not a requirement of the province and can be declined. The alternative is a road test with one of the province’s local driver examiners. • Contrary to the statement made by Mr. Anglin’s senior’s advocate, there is no fee paid to the doctor for the Simard or the Drive Able test. For many years the province has downloaded the responsibility of determining fitness to drive onto doctors. This can be a difficult task most doctors dislike. After all, family doctors advocate for their senior patients and do not like to be responsible for limiting their mobility or independence. If Mr. Anglin is concerned about a senior’s right to drive, he could use his influence as an MLA to have the province take rightful ownership of a standardized testing process so that all seniors are assessed equally throughout the province. M. G. Boorman, MD

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Confused? The mayor and council intend to manipulate the question to make the non-binding referendum about a library expansion and not just a planned relocation of the town’s offices. There are several suitable options available for a library expansion in town but those locations are a separate issue and will not be up for consideration in the proposed non-binding referendum. Ironically, regardless of the vote, the library does not have the necessary funds to expand anywhere. Rimbey’s citizens are being asked to go to the polls approximately 100 days before a mandated election, to vote in a referendum that doesn’t matter, to decide a question that was never asked — only to satisfy an illegal petition? If the referendum passes, the town offices will relocate so the library can sit in a half-empty building for quite sometime because there are no approved plans or funds available to finance an expansion. It’s tough to make this stuff up, and if it was published in a book, I wouldn’t burn it. We could always cancel the referendum and the proposed relocation, and give the money that would have been paid in annual rent ($18,000) to help fund a new location for the library. But that would take time, which raises a new question. Does anyone know why this must be decided now? Joe Anglin, MLA Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre Editor’s note: The annual rent for the Provincial Building including janitorial and utilities costs will average $30,000 annually.

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Karroll wants tax credits re-established Dear Editor: I was encouraged by the unofficial referendum and the response to the question about fixing the tax credit problem the mayor and council created. There was more than 65 per cent support for the question of support for a tax credit program. Everyone knows we live in a society where our economy is fragile and based on confidence; confidence that investors will be treated fairly is necessary for them to come to our community, and likewise those us as taxpayers are treated fairly. Mayor Sheldon Ibbotson has stated publicly at numerous meetings and in the press that the bylaws that were revoked were illegal. Well, I have news for the mayor; any bylaw that isn’t written correctly is illegal and requires correct wording as was apparent in the case of the tax credits council chose to revoked rather than fix. Rimbey’s lawyers stated clearly council could have amended those bylaws to correct the flaws. They further stated council was legally allowed to extend tax considerations to any number of businesses by way of an incentive to attract investment. It was made abundantly clear this past week that other communities in Alberta are aggressively pursuing business investment in their areas. The Town of Mundare has offered prime commercial building lots for the price of $1. They also have had an incentive tax credit program since 2008 that offers a forgiveness of municipal portions of

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Students help out: Rimbey Junior Senior High School students Jeana Freerksen, Randall Baker and Brendon Freerksen, members of Students Against Drunk Drivers had a booth set up in the Co-op Mall during Legacy Ford’s Ride and Drive Event April 27. Treena Mielke Photo their taxes at a rate of, 100 per cent during construction, 75 per cent in the first year, 50 per cent in the second year and 25 per cent in the third year. Their bylaw clearly states this incentive must be clarified by resolution each year. That is where Rimbey bylaw’s failed; they forgot to mention it must be passed each taxation year. That problem could

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Dear Editor: Your column in last week’s paper reminded me that I had been pondering the subject of the upcoming elections and “uppity women.” What is an uppity woman? She would have the following attributes: Thinks large; sees possibilities where others see problems; cares about her community; stands up and speaks out; willingly accepts responsibilities and criticism; values knowledge and is committed to democratic principles; and favours free thought, free speech and respect for all. To claim to be an “uppity woman” one would need to posses at least five out of seven attributes. Could there be some uppity women in Ponoka County who would enjoy the challenge of managing the affairs of the county and would run for the position of councillor in the election this fall? The time to think about it is now. Uppity women should attend public county meetings to become familiar with the role of councilor — or maybe take the administrator out for coffee. Lucky men marry uppity women. Irene Lovell

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COMMUNITY

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Despite a message that could be the deciding factor in a life and death scenario, only a handful of people showed up at a parent Internet safety training session held at the Rimbey Municipal Library. The session, led by Bob Spratt, a retired teacher and counsellor, provided straight talk about cyberbullying, social networking, online marketing to children and youth, gaming and sexual exploitation. Spratt said the electronic revolution has amazing potential to provide an unlimited amount of useful knowledge. Unfortunately, it is also is the gateway to “garbage” that can be harmful to young people. “It’s all about choice,” he said, adding

an “accidental click” can expose sites with inappropriate text and pictures. Spratt said children as young as two years old may begin playing video games and by the age of five or six begin entering social networking sites such as Webkinz. He said children of this age require supervision and hands-on guidance as they explore the web because they do not have the critical thinking skills to use the Internet alone. Parents of children in this age group need to supervise their on-line visits, use kid-friendly search engines or ones with parental controls only and encourage critical thinking skills. From age seven to 12, children become more confident about going online and begin to look outside the home for socialization and information. Their favorite online activities are playing and downloading games, music and videos from YouTube. They may visit virtual environments like Neopets, Club Penguin or Togetherville. Unfortunately, the escalating online usage means they are just a click away from inappropriate material and their usage needs to be monitored closely. Placing computers in open spaces and restricting access to appropriate

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sites is an option parents should consider, said Spratt. The same risks teens face offline are enhanced in the online world. From age 12 to 17, the Internet provides teens with unlimited opportunities and choices, many of which have detrimental, even tragic results. Personal information on sites such as Facebook makes it accessible to any number of people, thereby increasing the risk of bullying and predators. Teens with credit card access have the option of making purchases online, and rebellious teens may break the rules and visit sites with scenes of violence, gambling or pornography. Spratt said parents need to start monitoring their children’s Internet usage when they are three or four years old and to keep the lines of communication open up to and during their teenage years. He added parents can’t start setting ground rules when their children are teenagers without already having laid groundwork for Internet usage. “It would be World War II all over again,” he said. While Spratt sees the Internet as a valuable tool, he notes it does present dangers and challenges. He added communicating through texts and other social media can cause serious deficiencies in verbal communication skills. “(For some people) it has created a vacuum of interpersonal relations.” Establishing a family online agreement and setting up computer house rules are ways to help parents to monitor online usage. For more information check out cyber security consumer tip sheet at http://mediasmarts.ca/sits.default/ files/pdfs/tipsheet/CyberSecurityConsumerTipssheetv4.pdf


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WCPS to develop policy regarding sexual orientation By Amelia Naismith Superintendant Larry Jacobs and Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) are creating a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity administration procedure for the division. Jacobs says it’s something happening not only on WCPS, but across the province, and the procedure isn’t just a school idea but something communities are supporting. “We have to be very accepting of students’ sexual orientation . . . especially from schools,” said Jacobs. He feels schools should be a bully and abuse free environment and want the procedure to diverge those behaviors. “These people have the right to their sexual orientation,” said Jacobs. He believes the students’ choices must not only be tolerated but also openly supported. Late last year outrage and controversy surrounded Pembina

Hills Regional School Division trustee Dale Schaffrick after he made remarks at Alberta School Board Association’s fall meeting that gay students should be less open about their sexuality. He later apologized for his comments. “I think there’s an urgency throughout society,” said Jacobs. He knows cyber bullying and social media have made it easier for bullies to harass others from a more protected and anonymous environment. Jacobs referred to British Columbia teen Amanda Todd who also committed suicide late

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SPORTS

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Directory Directory Dir D irectory ir ctory tory ry y Grace Lutheran Church Bentley - ELCIC Sunday School 11 a.m. 4th Sunday of the month 5 p.m.

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Rimbey New Life Fellowship Sunday 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 11:30 a.m. Midweek Service - Wednesday 7 p.m. Ladies Meeting Friday 2 p.m. Pastor Reg Darnell 403-843-3336 (Office) 403-782-2694 (Home) 5038 - 49 Ave.

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A Rimbey area bowler showed he is a true sportsman, on and off the bowling lanes. Ty Frank set a new Canadian record for the Interprovincial 5-pin Bowling Nationals held in Charlottetown, PEI recently. He also won the most sportsmanlike bowler award. With his winnings, the generous young man purchased two carts full of food for the Charlottetown Food Bank. His mom, Susan said she is not surprised. “I would be surprised if he didn’t,” she said. “That’s just who he is. He gives.” Frank scored 369 pins over average for the eight game round robin, beating the previous high by 96 pins to achieve the new record. His 1,865 total also was high scratch pinfall for the tournament. Frank’s team coached by Donna Smith, consisting of himself, Connor Odenbach, Julia Stadelman and Terra Nystrom won bronze at the Nationals. Frank is excited about his win and seemed especially pleased with his most sportsmanlike trophy. “That is the first one they have every given out,” he said. He is also pleased about the bronze medal, but said the team could have got gold. “I had one bad game in the final,” he said. “That kept us out of the gold.” Frank is humble about his bowling skills. “Some days I’m very good, some days I’m not,” he said.

Ty Frank from the Rimbey area won Canadian 5 Pin most sportsmanlike bowler award and his team, consisting of himself, Connor Odenbach, Julia Stadelman and Terra Nystrom and coached by Donna Smith, won bronze at the Interprovincial Nationals held in PEI recently. Treena Mielke Photo

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Bronze medal winners: The Bentley/Eckville senior girls handball team won bronze at Provincials with three wins, one loss and a time. In the back row are Stephen Lush (coach), Shenoah Reban, Cassandra Ruud, Charlie Gibson, Savanna Spendiff, Natalie Mattson, Alyssa Hyink, Hayley Bickford, Falon Vert and Delaney Zlomanchuk (assistant coach). In the middle row are Ashley Cumming & Jessica Bolton. In the front are Dana Saari (captain) & Hayley Lush (captain). Photo submitted

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Hey Everyone. It was a busy month of April. Our 4-H members are busy getting their calves ready for the big show in May. Everyone is welcome to come to watch our Show and Sale on May 12 and 13. On Sunday, May 12 we will weigh our calves at the Rimbey Auction Mart. Our show starts at 12:30pm. We will only compete against our own club. On Monday, May 13, the day starts with team grooming at 9 a.m. Next is our Cleaver Kid show at 11 a.m. That is when kids between the ages 6-8 years old come out into the ring and show baby calves born in the year 2013. They are super cute out there. The Interclub show starts at 12:30, supper is at 5 p.m. and our sale starts at 7 p.m. After the sale there is a water fight out in the field beside the Rimbey Agriplex. It is awesome, aside from getting soaked. You always have to remember to bring extra clothes or your parents won’t let you in the vehicle. Our latest meeting was on April 15. We talked about our minishow and clipping day. Our clipping day was on April 27 at 10 a.m. Can you believe it? 10 a.m. and our calves have to be clean and pretty so we can clip them. Our minishow is on May 4 at 1 p.m. at Ponderosa. We will have pictures taken of our calves and us and the whole club together. Everyone is excited for show day but at the same time nervous. Don’t let the 4-H members calm faces fool you. The next couple of weeks are going to be busy. Good luck to everyone in all the 4-H Beef Clubs and we’ll see each other soon.


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Costing more to live in Bentley By June Norvila It will cost a little more to live in Bentley in the coming years. At a town council meeting March 12, a bylaw setting the fees for water and sewer collection to commence May 1 was passed. There is a need to cover costs of upgrades and expansions. The water rate for 2013 will go up from $34.89 to $41.90 for the first 27 cubic meters or portion thereof (a 20-per-cent increase) and there will be a steady increase of approximately five-per-cent each year starting from the 2013 rate and increasing each year for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. That translates into $44 on May 1, 2014 $46.20 in 2015, $48.50 in 2016 and $50.95 in 2017 — an approximate increase of 45 percent above the 2012 rate. The charges for water used over the first 27 cubic meters will also see the same type of increase. It will increase from 59 cents per additional cubic metre in 2012 to 90 cents effective May 1, 2013 and continue to rise at approximately five per cent each year making the charge 95 cents per additional cubic metre in 2014, $1 in 2015, $1.05 in 2016, and $1.10 in 2017. Sewer rates will also increase the same way. Effective May 1, 2013, sewer rates are $33.40 per residential or business unit and $100.20 per institutional unit, up about 20 per cent from the $26.73 per residential or business unit and the $82 per institutional unit in 2012. A steady five-per-cent increase in charges will continue through 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2013 the residential rate is $33.40. In 2017 it will be $40.65. The institutional rate is $100.20 and will become $121.70. Billings are bi-monthly. Town CAO Elizabeth Smart had a different way to keep the charges for town utilities in perspective. “It will (now) cost less than $2 a day for residences for all three (town utilities) — water and sewer and garbage collection,” she says. “Where else can you get that kind of service for less than $2 per day?”

Bulk water and counter sales will see similar increases as well. The rate increases from $33.56 for the first eight cubic metres of water in 2012 to $43.65 effective May 1, 2013, and the additional cubic metre rate over the first eight cubic meters will go from $4.02 in 2012 to $6.85 in 2013 (an approximate increase of 30 per cent) and will continue to increase approximately five per cent for each of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The charge per cubic meter for water over the initial eight cubic metres will go from $4.02 or portion thereof in 2012 to $7.95 for 2017. This is billed monthly. The 2013 taxation year mill rates were set at the April 9 regular Bentley town council meeting. The residential and farmland rate went up slightly from 8.98 mills in 2012 to 9.50 mills, and the non-residential rate went from 12.77 to 13.50 mills. The rate to cover the requisition for the Alberta School Foundation Fund decreased ever so slightly to 2.74 from 2.785 mills in 2912 for residential/farmland and from 4.169 mills to 3.88 on non-residential property. The total assessed value of property including residential/farmland, non- residential property and the value of machinery and equipment in Bentley dropped slightly for 2013.  The total value went from $99,263,280 to $98,868,430 despite the nonresidential value increasing from $12,574,890 to $13,128,630. For the first time in the town’s history, Bentley residents will see a franchise fee added on to each of their Fortis power bills in 2013. At the Oct. 9, 2012 regular town council meeting, council approved a 10-per-cent electric distribution franchise fee through Fortis Alberta to be levied on Bentley ratepayers for 2013. Fortis will collect the fees and turn them over to the town. This practice has been common for a number of years in many other municipalities but Bentley had historically opted out of the practice.

Bentley Museum Society receives grant By June Norvila The Bentley Museum Society is again the recipient of financial support from the BMO Volunteer Grants Program. Over the years former Bank of Montreal employee Marg Martin from Bentley has continued to try to help out the small rural museum financially by applying regularly for the grant. On May 1, she was Standing in the pioneer kitchen display area, once again able to pres- Bentley Museum president Ralph Scarlett ent them with $1,000. The presentation took place in accepts a $1,000 cheque from Marg Martin the kitchen display area from the BMO Volunteer Grants Program. Also in the museum’s newest on hand for the presentation was museum building. treasurer Mary Carver. Photo by June Norvila On hand to accept the donation was museum president Ralph The museum received $300 in 1995, Scarlett. It was different for long-time $500 in 1996, $800 in 1998, $1,150 in society director Scarlett this time as he 2000, another $1,050 in 2004, $1,000 was just installed as president. He has in 2007, $800 in 2009, $1,000 in 2011 been with the museum in many other and now $1,000 this year. Martin excapacities. He has been the treasurer, plained the amount given to community head of building maintenance, head projects is dependant on how many apof the new building fund committee, plications are received. worked with casino organizing, and As work in the newest building condone general volunteer work. tinues, the financial aid is welcomed, Treasurer Mary Carver, who had especially as volunteer organizations taken over as treasurer from Scarlett a are seeing cutbacks in available grants. few years ago, was also on hand. She Volunteers continue to hold work was able to quickly trace back some of bees at the Bentley Museum on most the past BMO donations. Wednesday mornings. Anyone interMartin has been successful getting ested is welcome to drop in and check grants from the BMO Volunteer Grants out the progress of the newest building. Program many times to help out the lo- Work for the dedicated group of voluncal museum with some of their projects. teers is ongoing.

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In 1984, the Lions’ Recycle Depot or “Project ‘84” pioneered a recycling service in Rimbey, with the help of Government grant money to seed the project. It was one of the first recycling depots in Alberta and the Committee received the Emerald Award in 1993 for their commitment to an innovative project that protected the environment. For 27 years, many volunteers have sorted, and shipped paper, earning an average of $4, 500 per year that the Lions put right back into the community.

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5 Main Auditoriums The volume of paper kept out of the landfill, would fill the main auditorium in the Rimbey Community Centre 5 TIMES!!

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Teen brings home medals in bowling By Treena Mielke A Rimbey-area teen is sporting gold and bronze medals after competing in the Special Olympics earlier this month. Sixteen-year-old Brandon Heerema from Hoadley won a gold medal in the 5-pin bowling competition as an individual bowler. His team won a bronze medal. Heerema, like a true winner, was modest about winning the medals. But words weren’t really needed, anyway. His huge smile said it all. Coach Fiona Martel is proud of Heerema and all the bowlers she coaches who made it to the Special Olympics. “It was very exciting. The looks on their faces were just wonderful.” Martel said prior to the competition, she encouraged the bowlers to have fun and not worry about winning. “Winning was definitely a bonus. And the ones

who didn’t win were so proud of the ones who did.” Heerema bowls in Lacombe at Ambassador Lanes. He has been bowling for about four years and Martel said he is the youngest bowler in the league to go to provincials. She enjoys coaching the bowlers but adds she does not bowl, herself. “They love to play against me, because they can beat me with their eyes closed,” she said with a laugh. Events in the Special Olympics included 5-pin bowling, basketball and swimming. Opening ceremonies were held at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School on April 19 and featured the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The games wrapped up on April 21 with medal presentations. Athletes came from communities stretching north to the Northwest Territories, south to Lethbridge, east to Lloydminster and west to Rocky Mountain House.

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Heerema from Hoadley won a gold medal in the five-pin bowling competition as an individual bowler in the Special Olympics held in Red Deer recently. His team won a bronze medal. Photo submitted

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KENNEY DOLMAN Mr. Reginald Brian Dolman passed away in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at 83 years of age. Brian was born in Bentley, Alberta on January 13, 1930. He lived on the family farm south of Rimbey until he retired in 1991 and moved into town. He was known to be a hard worker and spent a lot of time camping and fishing in the later years. Family and friends were very important to him. Brian is survived by his children Robert (Wendy), Melvin, Marj and Marilyn, all of Rimbey. He was proud of his eleven grandchildren: Darren (Erin), Randy (Kathryn), David (Betty), Jonathan (Ashley), Jocelyn, Brad (Katrina), Greg, Sharlene, Michael, Dianna and Seth. He also loved his eight great-grandchildren. Brian was predeceased by his wife, Frieda in November of 2010, son, Neil in 1985 and daughter-in-law, Marj Braak-Dolman in 2001. He was also predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Editha, brother Tom and sister, Betty Ritchie. Funeral services were held from the Rimbey Christian Reformed Church on Monday May 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The family would like to thank Dr. Boorman and the other doctors and nursing staff at the Rimbey General Hospital for all the care and compassion that Brian received in the months he spent there. If friends desire,Memorial donations may be made to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre Acute Care, PO Box 440 Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

In Memoriam Harvey Allan Haarstad August 1, 1927 - May 12, 2012 Dad - if I had known one year ago that I was never to see you again, my last “I love you” would have been shouted and my last hug would have been tighter. Each day, I miss our talks and our times together. If I could turn back the hands of time, I would have spent more time with you. I know someone needed you more than me and I am glad that once again you are together with Mom. This does not ease the pain each day, but gives peace in my heart knowing that you are now happy. I still miss your special smile and your twinkling eyes and always will. I’m sending a hug and an “I love you” to you each and every day. Miss you so much - love from Lynda and Garry, Everett and Sherry, Ken and Leslie, Larry and Donna and all your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

First Aid Training teaches how to respond confidently when injuries occur.


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Oilfield

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

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Oilfield

Garden Seeds Bulbs, Onions Rimbey Home Hardware AN ALBERTA OILFIELD construction company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction 780-723-5051 Start your career! See Help Wanted

Coming Events

CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL GAS CO-OP LTD. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: cpngc@telusplanet.net. Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0. NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes @newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. 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

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Professionals

MECHANICAL Design Engineer Nexus Engineering requires a full time permanent MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER. This position will involve the design and product development of Coil Tubing Pressure Control Equipment. Duties will include: * Design of equipment using 3D CAD * Shop Testing of Prototypes * Support to manufacturing for existing products Job qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering * Eligibility for registration with APEGA * Strong mechanical aptitude and interest in working with equipment * Solidworks experience an asset * Creativity and attention to detail required. * 3 - 5 yrs. exp. preferred. Company paid benefit plan and RRSP. Please send resumes to: resume@ nexusengineering.ca

1-877-223-3311 Sales & To Place Your Distributors Ad Now!

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LIGHTHOUSE MARINE

Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale

in Sylvan Lake is looking to expand our sales team for our busy 2013 season. Applicants must be able to handle a high volume of sales and work independently. Please email resume with references to dan@mmservices.ca

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:30 - 4:00 pm at The Rimbey Legion Hall

Trades

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Cake, Ice Cream and Strawberries

3

$ 50

Raffle Draw at 3:00 pm • Door prizes

Bentley

Farmers Market Starts May 18 - Aug. 31 Saturdays 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Bentley Curling rink, indoors & out

Info. Judy @ 403-748-2838

850

16 WEEKS TO WELDER 1st Year Apprentice! GPRC Grande Prairie and Fairview Campuses. 12 weeks theory, 4 weeks practicum. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca CLARK BUILDERS IMMEDIATELY REQUIRES SUPERINTENDENTS for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: careers @clarkbuilders.com. Fax 1-888-403-3051

Coming Events

EARN HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS AND A WAGE THIS SUMMER

Metis Environmental Career Camp Gain career experience in the environmental field. Métis Youth Participants (15 – 18) will receive 12345 certification in standard first aid, wilderness first aid, H2S alive, WHIMIS/TDG, GPS, and canoe, Alberta High School credits and earn a wage!

Trades

850

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Trades

850

CLARK BUILDERS REQUIRES OUT OF TOWN SURVEYORS. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: careers @clarkbuilders.com. Fax 1-888-403-3051

PUT POWER INTO YOUR CAREER! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th and 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca

EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca

PYRAMID CORPORATION IS NOW HIRING! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

FAST TRACK to Parts and Materials Technician. 34 week program at GPRC Fairview Campus. Fall, 2014. Write 1st and 2nd year apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca LABOURERS AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS (hoe, dozer, grader) needed for jobs in Prairie Provinces. Apply to: resumes@gcsenergy.ca or fax to 780-888-2100. More info at www.gcsenergy.ca LEVEL 2 WATER and Waste Water Operator required for Elinor Lake Resort. Call 780-623-3993. MILLWRIGHT AND MACHINIST Combination. 16 week course gives entry level skills. Write 1st year millwright and/or machinist apprenticeship exam. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus, 1-888-539-2934; www.gprc.ab.ca. MILLWRIGHT/MACHINIST in just 16 weeks. GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. Gain entry level skills in one or both trades. Write 1st year AIT exams. Hands-on experience with millwright and machinist equipment. Call 780-539-2911 gprc.ab.ca

Rimbey

TORNADO Hydrovacs, a division of Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: Assembly Department: Industrial Painters, Electrical Technicians; and Labourers. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Please forward resume to hr@ petrofield.com or Fax 403 742-5544 WORKERS FOR gravel crushing operation in east central Alberta. Skilled or will train. Experienced foreman also needed. Email: fitzcons@telus.net. Fax 780-842-5556. Phone 780-842-5227.

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

Rimbey

860

CLASS 1 drivers req’d for flat deck work. Steady year round work. Benefits, exc. wages and safety bonuses. Successful candidates must be hard working, must know your load securement and love driving as you will be traveling throughout BC, AB, SK & MB. Please fax resumes and drivers abstract to 1-855-784-2330

Business Opportunities

870

BARBER SHOP BUSINESS FOR SALE in Whitehorse, Yukon. Excellent opportunity. Includes all equipment, in good location, leased premises. Contact Murd for details. 867-667-6873 or 867-667-7467

MATCO TOOLS is looking for franchisees in your area. Professional products with a complete business system available to support you in becoming your own boss. Home based business; training & support programs. More information call 778-387-4666; www.gomatco.com

Truckers/ Drivers

Misc. Help

880

HOUSE CLEANER WANTED every 2 weeks. 403-843-6813

Blindman River Hall Friday, May 10, 2:00 - 7:00 pm Saturday, May 11,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm MANY DIFFERENT TREASURES LUNCH AVAILABLE, SILENT AUCTION, DOOR PRIZE Watch for Signs at Highway #607 - west;  Bluffton Rock - west; - Iola Road - west; Hoadley Road - west Info: 403-843-6257 or Hall - 403-843-3105

Adult Education and Training

Spring Start

GED classes days/evening

Fall Start

Community Support Worker Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca ATTENTION Students SUMMER WORK flexible. schedules., $16 base-appt, customer sales/service, no exp necessary, conditions apply, will train, 403-755-6711 www. summeropenings.ca

Peat Moss Soils Rimbey Home Hardware

4606-58th Ave, Rimbey May 11th: 10am-5pm May 12th: 10am-3pm Furniture, Housewares, Decor, and so much more!

403-748-4092

Employment Training

900

COMPUTING CAREER = GREAT CAREER. Computer technology programs at GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. Novice to expert. Circuit design and robotics lab, data communications and networking lab. 1-888-539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN CHILD CARE? Early Learning and Child Care certificate. Full-time, part-time, online studies. Qualify as Child Development Worker through Alberta Children and Youth Services. GPRC Grande Prairie campus. Call 780-539-2911; gprc.ab.ca. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR WORK-AT-HOME. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535; www.canscribe.com

MULTIFAMILY GARAGE SALE

including utility trailer. May 10 & 11 8:00 am - 8:00 pm 5309 - 46A St Bentley

SOBEYS GROCERY STORE NOW HIRING MEAT WRAPPERS. Full-time & part-time hours available. Please fax resume to: 780-875-2103. Mail or drop off at: 4227 - 45 Ave., Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E9

GET AHEAD OF THE CROWD. Office Administration certificate program specializing in Bookkeeping, Dental Office or Oil and Gas. GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. 780-539-2911; gprc.ab.ca

Rimbey

EVERYTHING FOR SALE

880

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY - Labourer for water well drilling firm, located S.E. of St. Paul, Alberta. Variable shifts. Must have Class 3 drivers licence, drivers abstract required. Fax resume to 780-645-2880 or 780-645-1114

ACADEMIC Express

Fax: 403-742-8834 Email: info@jmtltd.ca For more information contact Crystal at 403-742-9587

MOVING

Misc. Help

SEEKING A CAREER in $100 - $400 CASH DAILY for landscaping work! Must the Community Newspaper business? Post your be competitive & energetic. resume for FREE right Honesty is a must! where the publishers are Please visit us at: looking. Visit: www.PropertyStarsJobs.com www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php.

860

Rimbey

BIGGER! BETTER!  MORE VARIETY!

MULTI- FAMILY GARAGE SALE Fri, May 3rd, 4-9 p.m. Sat, May 4th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Back Alley 6133 52 Street Close No early birds

Truckers/ Drivers

CALL SAND & GRAVEL 1-877-223-3311 Seeking Full Time CLASS 1 Driver CLASSIFIEDS Home every night, based close to Stettler. Safety tickets required. Benefits available. HOT-LINE Send resume to:

YARD & GARDEN SALE

Ponoka

Program Runs July 22nd - August 23rd, 2013 Application Deadline - June 21st, 2013 Call 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at: www.metisemployment.ca

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CLASSIFIEDS

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Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311 CALL NOW TO FIND OUT MORE

WANT TO WORK WITH CHILDREN needing assistance in developmental, behavioural and/or learning tasks. Educational Assistant program at GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. Call 780-539-2911; www.gprc.ab.ca.

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Butchering

1055

JKC MEATS MEATS JKC

Licensed Mobile Mobile Butchering Licensed Butchering Custom Cutting Cutting &&Wrapping Custom Wrapping Beef,Pork Pork and Beef, andWild WildGame Game

Paul Taylor

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miles EE & & 1.5 1.5 22 miles miles N of Hoadley AB.


CLASSIFIEDS Misc. Help

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Contractors

MÉTIS YOUTH SUMMER STUDENT PROGRAM

1100

LANCE’S CONCRETE

Sidewalks, driveways, shops, patios, garage pads commercial. Specialized in stamp concrete. 302-9126

SO008392

If you’re a MÊtis youth between 15 – 30 years old, and going back to school this fall, MÊtis Training to Employment Services can give you the assistance you need to land that summer job where you can gain employable skills and the pay cheque you deserve.

Misc. Help

Financial

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DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; www.mydebtsolution.com or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+

Legal Services

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

Misc. Services

880

1260

1290

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

MIDWEST PROPANE

Call 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at: www.metisemployment.ca

Renovations - Decks Patios - Fences - Retaining Walls Sidewalks - Garages

is currently seeking

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Misc. Help

880

NRG CONTRACTING

GasďŹ tter

To operate in central Alberta. Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant OilďŹ eld Safety CertiďŹ cates required.

Please apply with resume to:

Midwest Propane Rimbey, AB. Call: 403 843-8430, Fax: 403 843-8460 or by email to: ken@midwestpropane.ca

Over 20 years experience

403-843-3617 NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Misc. Help

880

Calnash Trucking has an immediate opening for the following position:

BeneďŹ ts: Wolf Creek Public Schools oers all full-time cleaning sta members an excellent beneďŹ t package with opportunities for annual wage advancement. Successful applicants also become an important part of the “school familyâ€? in the facility they work.

Phone: 403-783-5441, Ext.1323 Fax: 403-783-3155 Email: mhenderson@wolfcreek.ab.ca Please Note: We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise that only candidates selected for an interview for this competition will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to provide a current criminal records check statement at their own expense.

Earl Repas Painters/ Decorators

DISPATCHER

COMPETITIVE WAGES & BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDED

Submit resume to: Calnash Trucking Ltd. 6526 - 44 Avenue, Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Fax: 403.783.3011 Email: hr@calnashtrucking.com

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please

Misc. Services

1290

Misc. Services

1290

Misc. Services

1290

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Auctions

1530

SEED 1310 POTATOES

RALPH’S PAINTING “When Ralph’s Done Brushing You Don’t Feel Rolled� Journey man painter, serving the area for 25 years

403-843-4172 Personal Services

1315

DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

1318

Dog Shelter Boarding Dogs for adoption Dogs to surrender www.pawsandclawsanimalrescue.ca click courtesy adoptions

Phone (403) 783-7447 Responsibilities include coordinating equipment and personnel for rig moves and service work. Computer skills and knowledge of the trucking industry, drilling rigs and oilďŹ eld equipment, transportation rules and regulations would be an asset. Will train right candidate.

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

Owner

Animal services for Ponoka County

Location: Rimbey Elementary School

Wolf Creek Public Schools 6000 Highway 2A Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1P6

403.843.2755

MacDonald Old Kennels

Position: Full-time Cleaning Personnel (6 hour evening shift 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

Interested candidates are invited to submit applications to: Mr. Mel Henderson Custodian/Grounds Foreman

Rimbey Towing

Pet Services

Applications are invited for:

Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 10, 2013 noon

1290

TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; www.truepsychics.ca

Employment Opportunity

QualiďŹ cations: • Willingness to perform tasks and to remain exible in the performance of duties • Previous history of excellent work habits and attendance record • Previous experience with all aspects of cleaning and maintaining a school would be a deďŹ nite asset, “on the jobâ€? training will be provided as well • The ability to cooperate with sta and students • Physically ďŹ t so as to perform all required duties • Ability to understand and follow instructions

Misc. Services

Septic Service

1375

SilverBelt Septic Service for your septic tank service & port-a-potti rentals Home 403-843-2840 Cell 403-704-5224

Misc. Services

1290

Rimbey Home Hardware

75 QUARTERS LAND, Oyen, Alberta - Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1HQ, 30 Parcels Farmland, 6 Parcels Grazing Lease, $37,300 Surface Lease Revenue. Jerry Hodge 780-706-6652; rbauction.com/realestate BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A ANTIQUE SALE 1st SUN. OF THE MONTH AT 1 P.M. 403-782-5693 Check website for full listing www.bigstrapperauctions.net

MOVING AUCTION Sun. May 12, 10 a.m. Olds Air Cadet Hall 52nd Street Olds AB Coins, Coin sets, Collectibles, Thompson forge & tools, Snap on Tools, Blue point tools, Tool boxes, Car manuals, Shop items, Yard & garden, Rototiller, Snowblower, Lawnmower, Porter cable 135 PSI upright air compressor, Household items, Dresser, Furniture, Lots of misc. items Just too much to mention. Check the web for full listing. Sale is subject to additions and deletion Lunch available. See U all out at the sale.

PILGRIM AUCTION SERVICE 403-556-5531 www.auctionsales.ca ONLINE AUCTION May 22 - 29, 2013. Mobile Home Park in Provost, Alberta. 2.24 acres, 21 spaces, +/-47,000. annual lease revenue. Kramer Auctions Ltd. 306-445-5000; www.kramerauctions.com

Misc. Services

1290


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1550

BUILDING FOR SALE. Two unclaimed steel buildings. Must be sold. One is 40x80. Great savings! Hurry, these won’t last. Go direct. Rocket Steel Canada. 1-877-218-2661

Auctions

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

Building Supplies

1550

STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

1530

MAJOR ANNUAL SPRING R.V. SALE

SATURDAY MAY 11TH 2013 @ 10:00 A.M. SHARP 12345

**CONSIGN YOUR R.V.’S NOW!**

VISIT www.auctions.ca FOR INFORMATION. PHOTOS AND LISTINGS ON-LINE BY MAY 9TH

GARY HANNA AUCTIONS 780.440.1075 11303-YELLOWHEAD TRAIL, EDMONTON

EquipmentHeavy

1630

FOR SALE: Full line of logging equipment ready for work. Timberjack feller buncher, Timberjack buncher, John Deere excavator, John Deere delimbers, Timberjack skidders, Timberjack skidder, 530b wheel skidders, Caterpillar Cat 16 ft. blade and attachments. Kamatsu PC 300 log loader, 4 log trailers with Jeeps. Call Bill or Glen 780-482-5273.

Firewood

R.V.’S, BOATS, QUADS, MOTORBIKES, CARS & TRUCKS VIEWING FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013 FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

CLASSIFIEDS

1660

LOGS

Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

EASY!

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

Garden Supplies

1680

COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: $1.49/each for a box of 270 ($402.30). Also full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca.

GORGEOUS SPRUCE TREES. 4 - 6 ft., $45, machine planted, fertilized, mulched. Minimum order 20. Delivery charge: $75 - $100. Quality guaranteed. Crystal Springs 403-820-0961

SPRUCE TREE SALE! Starting at $69. - 6 ft. Larger sizes available, 50 tree minimum order. Perfect for front yard, wind or privacy hedge. Call 1-778-436-8776 or email: mk1786@telus.net

Health & Beauty

1700

ULTRAMATIC SUPER SINGLE BED Head/foot move up & down, massage & wireless remote. Has a reversible soft/firm pillowtop mattress. 6 yrs. old, in great cond. Metal headboard & bed safety rails incl. $600. 403-783-6540

Misc. for Sale

1760

NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Newly Patented! “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator. Eliminates: Shock Chlorination; iron bacteria; smell; bacterial breeding in water wells. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. Visit our 29 inventions; www.1800bigiron.com

Pets & Supplies

1810

Farm Equipment

2010

LEARN TO TREAT AND CARE FOR LARGE AND SMALL ANIMALS. Animal Health Technology - GPRC Fairview Campus. On campus residences and farm. Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca

50 FT. BLANCHARD HARROW PACKER; 2 compartment drill fill with hydraulic augers; 30 ft. Case IHC 4900 vibra tiller mounted harrows; Peerless 510 roller mill. Shedded. 780-836-2780; 780-986-2709.

Wanted To Buy

Livestock

1930

TAMARACK

2100

Registered Polled Hereford Bulls

Lil Mule Logging Inc. is now buying standing Tamarack. Minimum 10 acres. 403-318-4346

FOR SALE Semen tested. Delivery available.

Rednex Ranch, Wildwood, AB.

780-325-2256

SAWMILLS from only Agricultural $3997. Make money & save money with your own #2000 - #2290 PUREBRED red and black bandmill. Cut lumber any Angus bulls. 1 and 2 year dimension. In stock ready olds. Semen tested to ship. Free info & DVD; MORE sellers find buyers in and delivered. www.NorwoodSawmills. Vicwin farms the classifieds. 1-877-223com/400OT. 403-784-3517, 3311. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT 403-318-7363.

RIMBEY BUSINESS DIRECTORY SECURE INDOOR & OUTDOOR STORAGE Perfect for: • Affordable Rates

RVs • Trailers • Boats • Cars • Motorbikes • Quads/ATVs • Snowmobiles • Furniture/ Household Goods

HOMEWARD BOUND KENNELS

ASPENWORKS MECHANICAL

BOARDING & GROOMING

Plumbing Gasfitting Hot Water & Forced Air Heating Water Analysis & Treatment Systems

RR#1 Lockhart Road Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0

Ph: 843-7794 Cell: 704-5039 dbfranklin@telus.net

403.843.7705 403 843 7705 www.glstorage.ca Located corner of Hwy 771 and Parkland Beach Road, west side of Gull Lake

Outdoor Wood or Coal Boilers High Efficiency Wood Gasification Boilers 5034 45 Avenue Box 2040, Doug Madu (403) 843-2635 Rimbey, AB., TOC 2J0 Cell (403) 350-5901 email: rgcourse@gmail.com

Garden Sheds, Garages, Soffit, Fascia, Siding, Drywall, Taping, Renovations. P.O. Box 1501, Rimbey, AB. TOC 2JO RES. (403) 843-4499 CELL (403) 588-4014

OPEN MAY 2 - DEC. 22

Double “B” Roofing Quality Service Free estimates Over 25 years experience. Insured & WCB

On Range Road 23 & Highway 53 Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

S LAWN & GARD ’ E N E L DAR MAINTENANCE EN - Landscaping - Mowing - Rototilling - Spring & Fall Clean Ups

403.704.3059 or 403.843.2491 (leave message)

403-963-3157

Jaffray Custom Spraying High Clearance Sprayer Licensed Ag Applicator Specializing in Herbicide, Fungicides & Desiccants Cody Jaffray Cell 403-358-1532 RR 1 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Randy Jaffray Cell 403-357-9913 Res #403-748-2140 cjaffrayspraying@hotmail.com

R.R. #2 Bluffton, AB TOC OMO Serving Central Alberta

If you need a cat, hoe, logger, mulcher, grader or truck, call us.

Ph: 403-704-4477

THIS COULD BE YOUR BUSINESS CARD

$30.00+ GST PER WEEK

Based on a 12 week commitment. Does not include the $2.25 per week web surcharge.

Call Michele or Connie or more details

403.843-4909


CLASSIFIEDS Livestock

2100

Purebred Hereford Bulls Polled and horned Semen tested Leighton Farms Ph: 403-783-6902 Cell: 403-963-1511 BAR-DALE LIMOUSIN, ERSKINE, AB. 40, two year old virgin bulls for sale at the farm. Fully guaranteed. Call Carole Barclay at 403-742-4825, Terry 403-740-5037 Ricky 403-740-5711. email bardale@xplornet.com

2100

Livestock

KLIMEC FARMS (22) 2 year old registered Black Angus bulls. Semen tested. Phone 403-783-0229 LIMOUSIN Bulls Polled Red and black two year olds and yearlings. Semen tested. Combest Limousin Farm. (403)742-5211 SIMMERON SIMMENTALS, Fullblood Full Fleckvieh Bulls, yearlings and 2 year olds, polled and horned, A.I. blood lines, very quiet, muscled. 780-913-7963.

Pasture/Land Wanted

BLACK ANGUS YEARLING BULLS

Quiet disposition, quality genetics and semen tested Vaccinated.. Also 2 yr. old avail. George Lane 403-885-5732 or Ross Lane 403-860-2973

Fertilizer Equipment

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SUPERVISED PASTURE WANTED for 100-300 Yearlings. 780-608-0159

2050

Jaffray Custom Spraying High Clearance Sprayer Licensed Ag Applicator Specializing in Herbicide, Fungicides & Desiccants Cody Jaffray Cell 403-358-1532 RR 1 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Randy Jaffray Cell 403-357-9913 Res #403-748-2140 cjaffrayspraying@hotmail.com

Grain, Feed Hay

Houses/ Duplexes

2190

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

For Rent #3000 - #3200

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

ROUND hay bales. Cheap Free delivery. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380

Seed Grain

2200

CERTIFIED MORGAN OAT SEED 99% germ. Call Echo Ridge Seeds 403-883-2503

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

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

CERTIFIED seed for sale: Busby barley, Sundre barley, Jordan oats, Guaranteed, fully tested. Greg Jones, Magic Seed Farm 403-704-6277 or 403-783-6495 SEED BARLEY FOR SALE High germination, high yielding. Suitable for feed or silage. New digital scale & seed treating available. Larry Trautman 843-2733 Mark Trautman 843-3474

3020

Manufactured Homes

3050

CALL NOW TO FIND OUT MORE

PONOKA. Clean spacious 1 bdrm suite. Fridge, stove, shared laundry. $600 rent/dd. Gas & water included. Absolutely N/S, no pets, Avail. immed. **RENTED**

3060

LARGE 1 bdrm apt. in Ponoka w/rooftop patio, laundry facilities incl., $750/mo., c/w all utils. , avail. end of April rented rented PONOKA 2 bdrm. suite, n/s, no pets, quiet adult building, $690/mo, $690 SD 403-783-5434

1.5 baths. $1000 incl. water & sewer + d.d. 403-783-3168

4090

FINAL CLEARANCE! Remaining SRI 2011 Singlewide Modulars. Must go immediately! Price too low to print! Call for details, floorplans, etc. Bonus free delivery (100 miles), skirting. New stock arriving. 1-877-341-4422; www.dynamicmodular.ca

Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units in Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-357-0287

FOR RENT IN PONOKA 3 BEDROOM in very quiet 4-PLEX. Close to downtown. 4 appliances 403-783-5493

Suites

Manufactured Homes

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3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME,

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3060

Suites

All inclusive. Call for details

3040

In Bluffton. 1 1/2 bath, private fenced lot, storage shed. $700/ mth., $700 D.D. No dogs. References required. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY.

3050

2 bdrm unit in adult 4 plex, Rimbey

3 BDRM WALK-UP IN HOUSE 5 appl., ďŹ replace, free ďŹ rewood, free wiďŹ . No pets, no smoking. $900.00 per mo. Ph: Randy 780-831-4187

403-843-4930

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4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

PONOKA, 2 bdrm. suite w/ balcony in Riverside. Fridge, stove, shared laundry. $725.. rent/dd. gas & water incl’d. Absolutely N/S, no pets, Avail. May 1 *** RENTED ***

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

Houses For Sale

UNITED HOMES CANADA offers widest range of quality home styles from Triple M Housing! RTM, modular starting at $108,000. 1-800-461-7632; www. unitedhomescanada.com. 148 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie

4020

By Owner ~IMPRESSIVE Modified Bi-level on Close in Sylvan Lake. This BEAUTIFUL home is 1342 sq. ft. on upper floor. It has 4 bdrms. and 3 Full bath. RV Pad, many upgrades and much more. $530,000.00 Email: mka8clr8@gmail.com or call 403-887-1715.

WANTED

14’ or 16’ wide mobile home to move into park. 1-780-465-7107

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Holly’s

Open for the Season May 1st 7 Days a Week 10 am - 6 pm

“We’re in the Business of Making You Look Good� 3 kms North & 3 kms East of Rimbey on Hwy #53

Owner Carey Anderson

403.843.3030

Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607

Rimbey Implements Ltd.

Greenhouse

Janice Cameron DD

• Annual Bedding Plants • Custom Planters • Perennials • Hanging Baskets • Trees & Shrubs • Pond Plants Located 5 miles West of Rimbey on Hwy #53. South 1 mile on #766, West 1 mile on Township 423, Ÿ mile North on No Exit Rd, 2nd driveway to the West

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Rimbey

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Open May 1 to Aug 1

Gift Certificates Available

403-843-2892

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403-843-3475

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4130

Cottages/Resort Property

GOLF, SKI, HIKE, WATER SPORTS, etc. WHITEFISH, MT. Townhouse in Mountain Park subdivision. Over 3700 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Features include 22’ vaulted ceiling in Great Room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors, Dacor stainless steel appliances, in-floor radiant heat, walk-out lower level & more. House is fully wired for surround sound, security smart home. $649,000. For more information call 403-396-5516.

Lots For Sale

4160

15 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOTS, Vulcan, Alberta. Ritchie Bros Auctioneers. Selling by Unreserved Auction, July 18 from Lethbridge. 25 Bareland Condo Units as 8 lots + 7 single lots. Simon Wallan 780-831-8529; Greg Cripps - Re/Max 403-391-2648; rbauction.com/realestate

Out Of Town Property

4190

BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: www.albertalending.ca. 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage

4170

ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE Edmonton. Spring Sale, fully serviced lake lots reduced by 15% May 17-31, 2013. Suitable for cabin/house, RV or investment. 1-877-623-3990; elinorlakeresort.com

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Financial #4400 - #4430

Money To Loan

4430

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.

Transportation #5000-5300

4070

Farms/ Land

JUST MINUTES WEST OF RIMBEY

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

145 acres located only minutes west of Rimbey! Beautiful log home with 1680 sq. ft. on the main with 4 bdrms & 3 baths. Oversized double detached garage. Newer 40x60 heated shop. Cars Many upgrades & well maintained. Listing realtor is related to sellers.

5030

$798,000.00

FIRST CHOICE REALTY Sandra Lyon 403-783-8881 www.firstchoiceponoka.com

Out Of Town Property

Motorcycles

5080

THE ONE, THE ONLY Authorized Harley-Davidson Technician Training Program in Canada. Work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-the-art training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca REV UP YOUR ENGINE. Learn 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Work on 2 and 4 stroke engines. Receive 320 hours credit towards MCM apprentice. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca

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

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

4050

Acreages

Mortgages Bought/Sold

CLASSIFIEDS

2010 TOYOTA Venza AWD V6, 34483 km, black, $13,200, sade@netscape.com

4170

BUSINESS AVAILABLE IN ALBERTA

Liquor Store – northern Alberta includes land & buildings, price $330,000.00. Restaurant – full restaurant and lounge, sales over 1.4 M, price $545,000.00. Retail Business – Sales over 2.4M, price $950,000.00 plus inventory. Wholesale Business – Cremation Urns – land & building sales $160K, price $349,900. Crane & Picker operation¹VDOHVHTXLSPHQWDSSUDLVDORQ¿OHSULFH Lake Resort/Convenience Store/Residence (Liquor Vendor) – Sales $150K - Asking $749,900.00.

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Clean water for Svay Rieng By Dianne Kushniryk Part 6 of a series “People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give them takes away thirst completely. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life.� (John 4:13, 14). Work usually started at about 8 a.m. each morning, some mornings when we arrived at the site the beneficiaries of the filters had already begun to work. If they hadn’t, the first step for the men was usually the unmolding of the cured units cre- Clean water for Svay Rieng has finally become a reality. Photo submitted ated the prior morning, for the ladies and those men not unmolding the job consisted of hygiene in the use of the filter. After the carry pails of sand and rock over to the second or third time of hearing the direccement mixing area (the work area was tives, most of the volunteers sat in the tarped to give some protection from the shade drinking iced water and eating fresh hot sun). picked mangos and bananas. After the requisite number of pails of After the info session we went back sand and rock were in place, bags of ce- to work, the cement was mixed by hand ment were tipped into the pile and then in two piles, a small one for the base of whoever was handiest with a shovel be- the filters and a large one to fill the rest gan mixing the three dry components to- of the mould. Filling the moulds was done gether while the remainder of us cleaned by a bucket brigade and as the pails were the moulds using plain green household poured in people tamped them down with scrubbies. After the forms were cement bamboo poles and people with hammers free we used a rag dipped in a bucket of went from form to form banging on them. oil to prep the inside of the moulds and the This helped to remove air bubbles. When strongest lifted the pieces back into place the moulds were three-quarters full, one and the chore of bolting them together began. After the nuts and bolts were in place, of the Clear staff came around with an if the generator worked they were tight- electric mixer and mixed each mould, and ened by an electric driver. Then the piping then they were filled to the top and levelled with a hand trowel. The prior days’ was installed and tightened down. Meanwhile in the centre of this hustle finished product then had the Clear logo and bustle the mixed components for the silk screened on it and each filter received creation of cement were piled and a moat a stencilled serial number. There were 17 was created around the edge of the pile moulds and we built 17 filters each workand water poured in. As the water soaked ing day for a total of 102 filters. Dianne Kushniryk is a Christian esinto the heap it was time to take a break and listen to the Clear representative ex- sayist who has been published in the Rimplain to the beneficiaries how the system bey Review and the Red Deer Advocate. worked, what they needed to do to prepare She now writes almost exclusively for her for installation and the fundamentals of church Rimbey New Life Fellowship.

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Lucky musician tours to end teens’ hurt and promote anti-bullying By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Using rock and roll to promote antibullying may not be a new idea but one but one musician has taken to the road for the cause and doesn’t charge a dime. Robb Nash spoke to students from Lacombe, Red Deer and Rimbey outreach schools at the Ponoka Legion April 23. His entire crew and tour is funded through donations by different organizations and individuals who feel his cause is worth the effort. “I had to rip up my record label to do this tour,” explained Nash. “We didn’t care if there four people or 40,000 in the audience.” Even their tour bus was paid for by a husband and wife in the United States who felt Nash’s message, which tackles issues such as bullying and teen suicide, was worth the investment.

“It’s hard to explain until you see the impact of it,” he added. “When you do the right things, good things happen.” Nash tells the story of how a collision with a semi-truck nearly ended his life. Doctors said he would not survive, and if he did survive that would be in a comatose state. The accident was so severe Nash has a metal plate on his head and on his collarbone. Once he recovered the singer had to battle with the idea that his life would never be the same. After some time he decided to turn his life around. “I don’t have to be mad at anyone or anything.” The first call he made was to the driver of the truck; Nash told the man he was alive and the driver burst into tears. Ever since the day of the collision he was unable to drive and had undergone therapy

to deal with the incident. Nash feels he helped the man turn his life around from a simple phone call and the singer wondered how else he could help people turn their lives around. His message appears to be working. “Ninety-three students have walked up to us, pulled out suicide notes and ripped them up.” Change comes from a person’s power of choice, Nash told students. Only they can turn their lives around. He is realistic about the ups and downs of life and wanted students to know tough times do happen. “Your life is going to be full of painful days,” he stated. Issues do not just disappear but he suggests the difference is in how one deals with those issues. “Don’t try to take on a year at a time.”

MACHINE SHOP, ANTIQUE VEHICLE, SHOP TOOLS & MORE AUCTION SALE FOR MIKE DICKAU Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ponoka, Alberta

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Directions: From Ponoka 2 Miles South on Hwy #2A to Rge Rd 424, 1/2 Mile East Across the Tracks on the South Side VEHICLES & PARTS 1930 Ford Model A Open Cowl Chassis,1929 Ford Model A Chassis, Ford Model A Parts, Early Ford A, AR, AA, BB Parts 2 - 1932 Ford Model BB 1 1/2 Ton Trucks, 1928 Ford Model A Touring - Incomplete Older Restoration, 1928 Buick 4dr, 1928 Buick Coupe, 1926 to 1928 Buick Parts, 1927 Olds Chassis, 2 - 1969 Ford 500 4dr Car, 1974 Ford F350 Flat Deck Truck c/w Only 29,000 Miles, 1976 Ford F150 Truck c/w 75,000 Miles, 1974 Pinto Wagon, 1996 Ford Escort 4dr Wagon w/ Only 98,200 Kms MOPED 2 - 1983 Honda Mopeds PA50II c/w Low Miles MACHINERY Universal Crawler c/w Diesel Engine, Hyd. Dozer Blade, Hyd. Bat Wing, Cab, 3 pth, PTO & Low Hrs, IHC T5 Crawler c/w Gas, Cab, Dozer Blade, 3 pth & PTO, IHC T5 & TD5 Crawler Parts, Ford KD 6,200 Lbs Forklift c/w 2 State, 29’ Lift on a Ford 3500 Chassis, 1928 Howell Water Well Drilling Rig w/ Antique 10 Hp 2 Cyl Diesel Engine, Water Well Fishing Tools, Shopbuilt 4wd Wheel Loader, New Acreage Grass Wheel Rake, TOOLS, LATHES, MILLING MACHINES & CONVERTERS Warner Swasey Lathe c/w 30” Swing, 60” Centers, Large 8” Hole Thru Head, 220 Volt & Single Phase

Wrockaw Model TUR63 Lathe c/w 25” Swing, 80” Centers, 3.5” Hole Thru Head, 18 Spd, 28-1400, Metric & Imperial Dials & Threadings, Power Traverse, 15 Hp, 220 Volt, Single & 3 Phase, Built on Phase Converter, Frejoth Vert. Milling Machine - Longer 49” Table, Variable Speed, 3 Way Adjustable Head, R8 Spindle, Power Feed on Head Spindle & Power Feed on Table, 220 Volt, 3 Phase, Larger Chip & Coolant Tray, Hartford Vert. Milling Machine - 42” Table, 3 Way Adjustable Head, R8 Spindle, Power Feed on Table & Head Spindle, 8 Speeds, 80-2720 RPM, 220 Volt, Single or 3 Phase, Built on Phase Converter, Larger Chip & Coolant Tray, 2 Cincinnati Horizontal Milling Machines - 7 Hp, 48”x20”, 220 Volts, Single Phase, 3 Phase Rotary Converter 220 Volt (Single Phase to 3 Phase), 30 Amp, 220 Volt, Up to 8 Hp, 3 Phase Rotary Converter - 220 Volt Up to 4 Hp, Milling - Dividing Head - Universal Style with Tail Stock, Milling Bits, Drill Bits & Milling Collets MACHINE SHOP EQUIPMENT 10 Ton Hyd. Press c/w 25” Stroke & 40 Ton Frame, IMA Industrial Drill Press c/w Gear Head, 8 Spd, 3 Mt. 85-3240 RPM, 3 Phase, 5/8” Chuck, 220 Volt, IMA Industrial Drill Press c/w 2 Spd Gear Head, Manual Gear Change, 55-1800 RPM, 12 Spd, 3 Mt., 3/4” Chuck, 3 Phase & 220 Volt, Devilbis Air Compressor c/w Industrial Cast Iron, 80 Gal Tank, 220 Volt & Single Phase, 5 Gal Horizontal Air Compressor, Metal Forming Roller c/w Power Drive to All 3 Rollers, 31”, 3/16 Soft Iron 1/8 Hard Metal Capacity, 120 Volts Glen Roberts Arc Welder c/w Old Shipyard Stick Welder, 100% Duty Cycle, 220 Volts, Weights a “Ton”, Rockwell Delta Metal/Wood Bandsaw c/w Variable Speed, Hi/Low Quick Change, Model 28365, Roller Guides, 20” Wheels, 24”x24” Table Size, Vertical 12” & Throat 21”, Carolina 14” Horizontal Metal Band Saw, 7”x12” Horizontal Metal Band Saw, 2 - Portable 4” Metal Band Saws, Old Metal Shaper

WOOD WORKING EQUIPMENT Large Homemade 11” Vertical Wood Band Saw, Rockwell Delta 10” Table Saw, Rockwell 7.5” Table Saw, Boise Crane 8” Jointer - 7’ Table & 220 Volts TOOLS Whitman Power Cement Buggy, 5 KVA 120/240V, 2 Cyl Generator w/ Wisconsin Motor, Powermate 2500 Watt Generator c/w 120 Volt, 2 Ton Chain Hoist, 1.5 Ton Lever Ratchet Chain Hoist, Portable Hoist, Radial Hoist, Devilbis High Pressure Paint Sprayer, Paint Tinting Machine - 12 Colours, Paint Shaker, 8” Industrial Bench Vise, Tamper Compacter, 2 - Simplex House Mover Track Jacks - Antiques But In Original Useable Condition #101 - 15 Ton & #217 - 15 Ton, Propane Heater Blower 150,000 to 350,000 BTU Propane Torches, Pipe Wrenches Up to 36”, Pipe Threaders, Cement Mixer & Mortar Mixer, Routers, Skill Saws, Chain Saws & Long Pole Saws, Milling Vices, Drill Vices & Bench Vices LAWN & GARDEN 32” Snowblower c/w Electric Start & Canopy Enclosure, 20” Snowblower c/w Single Stage, Husqvarna YTH180 18 Hp Riding Lawn Mower c/w 46” Deck, Rototiller, Many Push Lawn Mowers & Gas Weed Eaters ANTIQUES Antique Lister Vertical Stationary Motor - Model J, 8 to 10 Hp, Restored w/ Original Magneto, Antique Delco Lite Plant w/ Pump Pulley, 6 - Small Gas Motors, Witte 10 to 12 Hp Horizontal Stationary Engine, Old Esso 120 Volt Gas Pump, Coal Forage, Tools & Coal, Ensign Antique Wood Stove, Antique Wringer Washing Machine, Antique Spin Dry, Antique Maytag Motor - Restored, Tables & Stacking Chairs, Old Oil Lamps MISCELLANEOUS Owatonna Portable Hyd Pump Units - 120 Volt, Pipe, Metal, Hyd Cyl Rod Material, 500 Gal Fuel Tank, 9’ Rd Stock Water Tank, Forming Tie Wedges, Lots of Magnetos, Case VA Parts, Cube Van Truck Container, SS Range Hood Style Microwave - 1 Year of Use Owner’s Phone Number: (403) 783-8493 Terms & Conditions: Cash, Cheque or Debit Card, G.S.T. Will Apply On Some Items, All Items Must Be Paid For On Sale Day. Listings are Subject to Additions & Deletions Lunch Will Be Available

Sale Conducted by:

ALLEN B. OLSON AUCTION SERVICE LTD. RIMBEY, ALBERTA License No. 165690

(403) 843-2747 Office E-mail: abolson@telusplanet.net

1-855-783-0556 Toll Free Homepage: allenolsonauction.com

Nash used the tool from Alcoholics Anonymous of one day at a time as a guide for the students. “If you’re going through hell the last thing you should do is stop. Go through it!” The difference is in a person’s actions after disaster strikes and he feels their choice will help turn things around. He wants to see students help others and bring about positive change instead of regretting not taking any action. “I’m not here for me, I’m here for others. You’re not here for you, you’re here for others,” said Nash. One student sang Rolling in the Deep by Adele, with Nash and his band and the group then drove to Red Deer for two more shows that day.

Rimbey Auction Mart

Cattle Sales

Every Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

403-843-2439 www.rimbeyauction.com

33rd Annual Summer Machinery Consignment Auction June 14, 2013 Rimbey, Alberta

Selling equipment to all four Western provinces and the Northern USA. Listings are now being accepted for the Summer Machinery Consignment Auction. All items must be listed by Tuesday, May 14, 2013 to be included on our Sales Posters, Newspaper, Radio Advertising, Web Page and extensive mailing lists. For more information or to consign call:

Allen B. Olson Auction Service Ltd.

Rimbey, Alberta • (403) 843-2747 License No. 165690

Web Page Address: www.allenolsonauction.com E-mail: abolson@telusplanet.net


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COMMUNITY

OPEN LONGER HOURS TO SERVE YOU BETTER!

LEGACY FORD

Sales: Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 6 pm Saturday 9 am - 5 pm Service: Monday – Friday 7:30 am - 6 pm Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

New inventory arriving daily!

is n ow open in Rimbey

BARGAIN INVENTORY  UNDER $10,000

2006 Pontiac Wave

2004 Pontiac Vibe

Stk.#c0075a  

Stk.#l0083

$6995

$5995

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse $9995

2008 GMC Canyon

2003 Ford Windstar

2007 Ford Focus

Stk.#l0066

Stk.#l004

Stk.#l0018

$9995

$3995

$7995

2008 Ford Focus

2007 Chevy Equinox

2008 Dodge Caliber

2005 Dodge Dakota

2005 Dodge Ram 1500

2003 Ford Explorer

Stk.#c0004a

Stk.#l0082

Stk.#l0080

Stk.#l0053

Stk.#l0039

Stk.#l0067a

$9995

$7995

$7995

$7995

$9995

$7995

LEGACY USED AUTO OUTLET CENTRE

2008 BMW 328 XI Stk#L0078

2005 DODGE RAM 1500 SRT-10 low km’s Stk#L0063

2010 DODGE RAM 3500 LARAMIE loaded, diesel Stk#L0001

2011 FORD F150 LIMITED loaded Stk#L0075

2008 FORD EXPEDITION

Stk.#t0077a

$19,995 or $169 b/w

$29,995

Stk.#l0008a

$45,995 or $339 b/w

$37,995 or $319 b/w

$18,995 or $179 b/w

$19,995 or $189 b/w

2009 FORD F350

NEW VEHICLES 2013 FORD FOCUS SE

2013 FORD TAURUS SEL

2013 FUSION SE-14

2013 EDGE SEL AWD

Auto/Sport pckg, winter pck Stk#C0012

V6 auto, moonroof Stk#C0011

Stk #C0008. 4 cyl. auto, nicely equipped

Stk #T0002. power everything, roof, ext.beautiful!

$24,900 or $155 b/w

$30,799 or $189 b/w

$24,949 $159 b/w

$37,619 $235 b/w

2013 ESCAPE SE-14 Stk #T0083. 1.6L auto, new design

$29,400 $185 b/w

2013 FORD EXPLORER LTD AWD

2013 F150 S/CAB XTR

luxury pckg, dual roofs, NAV, loaded Stk#T0009

$49,800 or $299 b/w

2013 F150 CREW XTR

Stk #T0013. 5.0L auto, awesome truck

Stk #T0032. 5.0L auto, supercrew, loaded

$31,999 $199 b/w

$33,695 $211 b/w

*Some vehicles not exactly as illustrated. All payments based on longest term possible 60-96 mth, 0 down, 5.99% oac. GST extra.

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Rimbey Review, May 07, 2013  

May 07, 2013 edition of the Rimbey Review

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