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Dealing with the challenges of multiple sclerosis Central Alberta chapter also gearing up for major fundraising efforts BY MARK WEBER Lacombe Express

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ay is MS Awareness Month, and Central Albertans can help raise funds for research and support services by taking part in several local events. The Enerflex MS Walk and Run is set for May 26 starting out from the Kiwanis Picnic Shelter at Great Chief Park in Red Deer. Last year Central Alberta walkers raised $144,874.92. “MS touches so many people in the community,” says Ellen Geddes, events coordinator of the Central Alberta chapter. “We have faith that local residents will take up our call to action and do their part to ensure that we can continue to offer the highest level of services possible to those affected by MS.” Opening ceremonies for the MS Walk will get underway at 8:30 am on May 26th, including a Zumba warm-up. The Run begins at 9 a.m. with 5km or 10km distances to choose from. The official walk is at 9:15 a.m. with three possible loops – 2km, 7km, or 8.5km, or any combination of those. Organizers are reminding walkers that the event goes regardless of weather conditions. Also, the Johnson MS Bike Tour is set for June 8-9. It’s a pledge-based fundraising event that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. The 2012 Central Alberta MS Bike Tour raised $130,666. Individuals or teams can register online at www.mswalks.ca. Meanwhile, there is an employee at the Central Alberta chapter office in Red Deer who can often connect with new clients on perhaps a deeper level than others. Employed as the chapter’s development coordinator, Bre Fitzpatrick also has multiple sclerosis. It was in the fall of 2009 that she started noticing troubling symptoms, including numbness in her fingers and the trunk of her body. “I thought I had a pinched nerve,” she explains. She had completed university studies in communications at the time, and was working at a Calgary restaurant. But just after Christmas that year, she started losing vision in her right eye. Several tests indicated it could be MS and an MRI confirmed it. The diagnosis was confirmed in early 2010. According to the MS Society, multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The disease attacks the myelin which is a covering wrapped around the nerves of the central nervous system.

Fitzpatrick was told she had ‘relapsing/ remitting’ MS, which means symptoms can flare up and then dissipate. “I might not have feeling in this hand, for example, but then it will usually recover and I’ll get either full feeling or almost full sensation back.” In the time following her diagnosis, she found her thoughts tending to the worstcase scenarios. “I thought, I’m going to be blind, I’m going to be in wheelchair. My life’s going to end. I tended to go to the horror story side of things as opposed to focusing on stories where people live their lives and have very normal experiences.” But her senses of optimism and resiliency eventually kicked in. “I didn’t want to change my world, but I realized my work wouldn’t be easy to sustain.” She moved back to Red Deer in the summer of 2010 to benefit from a supportive family network. She got involved with the local chapter of the MS Society through contract work and now works as their development coordinator. Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick deals squarely with the challenges of MS as they surface. “If we had had this interview even two months ago, I would have told you there are some days that are worse than others, but for the most part I’m a very normal, happy and healthy girl. Yes, there are times I have less energy, when a symptom flares up but it usually resolves itself very frequently.” But prior to this past Christmas she had been experiencing symptom flare-ups and prior to a vacation this year, she was also losing vision in her right eye. A round of new medications helped and she was off to Hawaii. But on her return home, she started losing mobility in her legs. “It was probably the scariest thing that has happened with my MS. So had I walked in here two weeks ago, I would have been using a cane.” And such has been her experience – times of normalcy interrupted with flareups that can really take a toll. But through it all, Fitzpatrick maintains a wonderful outlook. “I always think that there are people who have it way worse. But in any type of moment when you need to be resilient, your perspective on what is important in life changes dramatically. I think you also start to appreciate more, too.” Fitzpatrick also points to the unexpected ‘blessings’ that have come her way including the support network of family and friends. “If you can take the positive out of a (circumstance), you’re going to have a way better time along the journey. That’s where I try to keep my focus.” editor@reddeerexpress.com

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New school for Blackfalds BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Good things are happening for Blackfalds. This week the province announced that Blackfalds would be getting a new school. Blackfalds Mayor Melodie Stol said that she is ecstatic about the news. “I’m excited and I’m happy and I’m ready to go.” A new school has been a long time coming for Blackfalds, said Stol. She added that Blackfalds has been on the capital plan for a new school for a number of years. “So to have this one announcement come out, it’s great,” she said. However, this is just the first step to meeting the educational requirement of Blackfalds, she added. For example, Stol said that the existing elementary school in Blackfalds has one portion section that was built in the 1940s and is in desperate need of modernization. Stol said that plans to address Blackfalds’ educational needs will be needed on a continuing basis. “We will celebrate this announcement but we as a community are committed to working with both the school board and the provincial government to make sure all of the education needs of Blackfalds are met,” said Stol. Currently, there are two schools in Blackfalds. Iron Ridge Elementary ac-

commodates Kindergarten to Grade 4 students while Iron Ridge Junior High accommodate Grades 5-9. Both these schools are at maximum capacity, she said. High school students are bussed to Lacombe for schooling but parents of public school students may choose to send their children to Red Deer if they are willing to arrange their own transportation. Students wishing to attend Catholic school are also bussed to Red Deer. Another school within the limits of Blackfalds will allow more students to get a local education, Stol said. She added that the school will be constructed at the end of Cottonwood Dr. which she said will hopefully alleviate some of Blackfalds’ local bussing concerns and thereby increase enrollment within Blackfalds. “Education is something that the Redford government promised it would do well,” she said. She added that the government acknowledges that a local education is best both for students and communities. “So to get that investment in a local school is great.” She added again that the new school is a good first step, but Blackfalds will continue to work and press the government for meeting its other educational needs. There are no dates yet for when construction of the new school will begin.

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Lacombe County allocates 2012 budget surplus of over $2 million BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Lacombe County seems to have no problems with money. At the end of last year, Lacombe County had more than enough cash to meet its operating budget requirements. “We ended the year on a very positive note,” said Tim Timmons, manager of corporate services for Lacombe County, noting that the County realized an operating surplus of over $2 million. While pleased with the money management skills of County administration, some County councillors expressed concern that there was perhaps too much of a surplus.

Councillor Cliff Soper said that it is unique that Lacombe County has so much of a surplus when most municipal governments are facing deficits. “Certainly it reflects well on how we manage money,” said Soper. “Maybe we just have a little bit more than we should.” Councillor Brenda Knight agreed. She said that, because of the surplus, she would like to see if taxes cannot be lowered a little more. “I would like to see that tweaked further if we can.” How the surplus money would be spent was also a concern for some councillors. Administration’s recommendation to Council was to allocate the surplus to a number of surplus accounts, but Councillor Rod Mc-

Housing awards gala to be held BY JENNA SWAN Lacombe Express On May 4th homebuilders in Central Alberta will receive recognition for their efforts at the 2013 Awards of Excellence in Housing and President Gala. The event is hosted by the Canadian Homebuilder’s Association – Central Alberta. The awards aim to give acknowledgment to the hard work, dedication, and success of the Association’s members, officials say. “The point of the awards is to give recognition for all of the homebuilders and tradesmen involved,” said Pam Cameron, committee chair. The Gala will be held at the Sheraton Hotel. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Alberta Region has announced the 2013 finalists on their web site, however the winners will be announced the eve of the event. “Last year Mason Martin homes took the home of the year.”

Members of the CHBA consist of homebuilders, renovators, developers, trade constructors, lenders, and manufacturers. Over 500 guests are expected to attend this event celebrating the region’s best in homebuilding and community development. “The builders are judged anonymously on a variety of criterion after they submit both photos and a write up for each home,” said Cameron. “Fifty per cent of the mark comes from the pictures and write up, 25 per cent from a customer survey that is sent out and 25 per cent from what the trades people they had working for them had to say about their work. “It’s what the customers and the trades say that really matters in the grade.” Each company can submit up to two homes per category, and if they win in one of the varying price ranges, they may then have the chance to be nominated for Builder of the Year.

Dermand expressed his thoughts that council should instead discuss using the money to fund projects like repairing aging roads and getting broadband service to the County, which he said have been much-needed priorities for some time. Knight also said that she would like to see more than the $132,000 recommended by administration go into the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve, in order to further reduce the County’s taxes. However, the surplus will certainly not be wasted. The County’s Bridge Reserve received $1.1 million to aid with a growing bridge issue in the County as it has several aging bridge structures. The Lake Access Reserve also received

$940,000 for the purpose of financing improvements, amenities and road development associated with improved lake access in the County. Lacombe County’s recommendation for the allocation of the 2012 surplus, which was approved by Council at its regular April 25 meeting, is as follows: $550,000 to the Operational Reserve, $1.1 million to the Bridge Reserve, $132,000 to the Tax Rate Stabilization Reserve, $940,000 to Lake Access Reserve and $566,265 to the Surplus Reserve. It should also be noted that council can, through resolution, decide to change these allocations at a later time if it is deemed necessary. news@lacombeexpress.com

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Inaugural survey to serve as report card for City Hall BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It’s a first for Lacombe. The City of Lacombe is currently undergoing its inaugural Citizen Satisfaction Survey. “We haven’t done a survey of this kind before,” said Deven Kumar, communications coordinator for the City of Lacombe. “This is the first time.” Kumar said the survey will serve as a report card for the City from both residents and businesses in Lacombe. He said it will show the City where satisfaction levels stand in the delivery and quality of its programs and services as well as aid the City in improving those areas. “It is important because it helps council, City staff and the public set priorities,” said Kumar. Currently beginning the data analysis stage of the study, the survey asked participants questions about the quality of life in Lacombe, the availability of programs and services, as well as rated those programs and services in order of importance to participants. Kumar added that questions about the Solid Waste Roadmap, currently a hot topic here in Lacombe, were asked as part of the survey as well.

The survey is split into two parts. Kumar said the part of the survey dealing with residents was done via telephone. He added that the City is hoping to obtain information from a sample size of 400 residents, although researchers may need to call up more people in order to get that number. “In order to get a sample size of 400, the researcher may need to phone 1,000 people.” For the second part of the survey, which deals with businesses in Lacombe, researchers asked businesses to fill out an online survey. Kumar said they hope to receive 205 responses back to make the survey significant. Participants for the survey were selected at random, Kumar said. He added that this is to get the widest cross-section of participants possible and to not just receive information from citizens who are already engaged in giving feedback to City Hall. “We here at City Hall often hear from people who are engaged, but they are usually a small number,” said Kumar. He added that feedback of any kind is always welcome from members of the community. Data collection from both the telephone survey and web-based survey has been completed. Now, researchers have moved on to analyze and code the data. Once that

is complete, researchers will present their findings in a report to council on May 27. Bannister Reasearch and Consulting Inc. is the organization conducting the research project. Kumar said it is important for the survey to be handled by a third party because that way, the data is unbiased

and truly reflects the community opinion. “From what I have heard from the researchers they are plugging along, they are doing well,” said Kumar. “They are happy to report that everything is progressing smoothly.” news@lacombeexpress.com

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Citizens sound off Lacombians certainly care about how their City is run. They also have no problem letting council know how they feel, as evidenced by the sizeable (and vocal) attendance at the last two City council meetings. And in turn, the City of Lacombe is very good at listening, as evidenced by its recent decision to re-visit the Solid Waste Roadmap. However, it seems that not everyone agrees. At one of these council meetings I overheard a citizen saying that she felt that few people would give feedback to the City about the Solid Waste Roadmap and another who said that the City had already made up its mind about the issue. I can’t help but disagree. If the City had no intention of revising its plan for the disposal of garbage, it wouldn’t be wasting time and money on a four-month campaign and pilot project to garner feedback from residents. Had the decision been a forgone conclusion, this City’s back alley dumpsters would already be gone and everyone would be using roll-out bins. Admittedly, I have not been part of this community long and one could

argue I do not have enough experience with council to make these claims. But, for the short time I have been in Lacombe I have seen the City make great efforts to let taxpayers know what is happening with their money. Not only that, but the City has also shown that it greatly values the feedback and input of its citizens as well. At the recent trade show, the City’s booth displayed information about projects the City is working on. The City also invited citizens to offer comments and ask questions to staff and council during its ‘Coffee with Council’ event. These comments have been collected, presented to council and the information will be used in future decision made by the City. The City of Lacombe is also undergoing its first-ever citizen satisfaction survey to get even more feedback and find out how the City can better serve its population. Initiatives like these suggest that the City values the opinions of Lacombians very much. As such, I encourage all to speak up, be heard and give the City the information it needs to make the best decisions possible.

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The Sheldon Chumir Foundation asked Albertans about their vision of public education in recent consultations in nearly a dozen communities. A majority of Albertans surveyed said that they did not support spending public dollars on private education. Why does the provincial government continue to transfer public dollars to private education without a clear mandate to do so? According to Alberta Education’s funding manuals, base funding for private education is up to 70% of public funding per student. The 2013 Alberta budget allocated $206 million toward private education, a 5.1% increase from the previous year. Budget projections show that the allotment for private education will increase by 16% over the next three years to $226 million. The rationale offered for increasing support for private education is to keep up with a 5% enrollment increase from last year.

This is misleading. The total private student population has only increased 4% from 2003. Private enrollment isn’t soaring: there is simply a greater proportion of private students now receiving public funding — from 72.6% in 2003 to 96.7% today. The public system — comprising all Catholic separate and public school divisions — experienced an annual enrollment increase of more than 2.7% last year. Yet the funding increase to the public system was not proportional at 0.76% in the coming year and just over 6% in three years. Is the disproportionate increase in public dollars for private education justifiable? Does the provincial government even have a mandate to support the already generous funding of private education in Alberta? If not, then public dollars should not be funding private education. Even if there is broad public support for more publicly-funded private education, to what degree should public dollars fund private interests? From Fort McMurray to Lethbridge and points in between, more than 500 Albertans gave the same message: government funding should go to public education systems, full stop. There was very little support for allocating public dollars to funding private interests. In related questions, 99.5% of respondents stated that the Alberta government

should be funding public education, whereas only one in 10 suggested that the government should have any role in funding private interests. Even among the minority of individuals surveyed who had themselves attended private schools, nearly two-thirds stated that private schools should not receive any public dollars. Only 25% of those who received private schooling agreed that public dollars should fund any private education, and only 5% agreed with providing full per student public funding to private schools. There is a serious disconnect between public views concerning the funding of public education and what is actually allocated in the Alberta budget. Focus group and survey respondents were unwavering about not wanting to see our successful public education system weakened by devoting public resources to private schools. Albertans surveyed clearly described the consequences of further changes to create an education system focused on increasing privatization and hyper-choice. Parents shared many stories about how dividing our school systems into an increasing number of private and alternative schools fragments neighbourhoods and subdivides our society into polarized units. These divisions were seen as

negative because they threaten the overall quality of children’s education, erode a sense of community, and divide children into economic classes. Those who can afford the extra tuition opt out of the public system, yet take funding resources with them when they go. Respondents also saw expansion of private education as a threat to the public system because it is administratively burdensome and expensive to maintain multiple systems. Parents stated that they want meaningful involvement in their children’s education. Those we met who were more involved were also more passionate about their local education system. Parents suggested the province should concentrate on fostering more passionate involvement in the public system rather than further privatizing education. Albertans consulted clearly stated that the province needs to get back to basics in public education. Albertans’ ideas were to refocus education efforts on strengthening our public system with a community-minded emphasis. Fragmentation of education, rationalized as providing choice, was generally rejected as expensive, administratively burdensome, and divisive of our communities. Kelly Ernst is senior program director with the Calgary-based Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. His column is distributed through Troy Media.


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Citizens urge public participation in Solid Waste Roadmap talks Further to the subject of solid waste changes and in response to a couple of letters to the editor in the April 18 issue of the Lacombe Globe, we would like to state to Mr. Parish that there were several working people at the meeting on April 8 who found the time and made the effort, after working all day, to get there. The group was not just made up of a “handful of retired seniors,” but rather a fairly large group of concerned citizens. It should be pointed out to Mr. Parish that this was a regular council meeting that the people chose to attend; it was not a public meeting to discuss a certain topic. council meetings have been held at 5 p.m. for as long as we can remember, so they should start that early, since a lot of them are lengthy, going well into the evening hours. As a result of the group’s participation and attendance at that meeting, council asked the City to come back with a plan for further public consultation in the matter. Yes, Ms. Pack, we are intense and do care about our garbage – we care about what goes into it, where it ends up and how it gets picked up. For a system of disposal and recycling to work well, it has to be easy and convenient for the users; otherwise there tends to be apathy and/or abuse. This may involve public education as well to get everyone on board, to make sure they understand how important it is and what the long-term consequences are if we do not begin to take responsibility for making sure that we become environmentally conscientious. From the time we first noticed the small ad from the City in the Lacombe Globe of March 14 and March 21, 2013 notifying the public that they would begin removing the back alley dumpsters and replace them with small rollout bins, we have been doing research into the issue. We have talked with many people in the community about the removal of the dumpsters and most of them were unaware of the City’s plan to make these changes. The vast majority of those people were not in favour of the removal for vari-

ous reasons which we presented to council at the April 18 meeting. A ‘one-size fits all’ or universal solution rarely works. The way this City has been developed over the years (e.g. back alleys in older areas vs. no back alleys in newer developments) has lent itself to a combination of dumpsters and rollout bins. While we aren’t quite seniors, both of us have experienced the change from garbage cans in the alley that had lids knocked off or were knocked over by people/animals to the dumpster style of disposal, which we felt was a much better system. To lose this system to rollouts seems to us to be a regression. Having a rollout in front of your garage is one thing; how will you feel when it becomes two rollouts – one for garbage and one for recycle – which will very possibly have to be put out at separate times and/ or days because of privatizing the recycle program? Our guess is that eventually the composting aspect being proposed in the Roadmap will involve each household having a third rollout. What resident wants to store those three rollouts and worry about a possible additional time and day for pickup? And don’t forget that the ultimate target set in the Roadmap is for bi-weekly pickup, thereby necessitating that residents must remember what bin goes out at what time and on what day. There is never a one size fits all solution. Consider the many townhouse units that have been built in Lacombe over the last couple of decades – three or four units joined together. The middle units do not have access to their backyards except by going through the house, so they cannot store rollouts in the back until pickup day and then bring them to the front. There is no room at the front of these units for storing one to three rollouts and the garages are too small to store them all inside. In the winter weather conditions we experience here with freezing and thaw-

ing, it is very difficult to keep the wheels free of snow and ice so they can be moved for pickup, particularly if the bin must be stored in an area where one doesn’t normally shovel. The City’s ultimate plan to move to biweekly pickup means the rollouts will likely become even more embedded in snow and ice because of not being moved as often. For those people who have compromised health or mobility issues, it is much easier for them to dump a small, lightweight bag of garbage into a dumpster than to have to worry about storage and dragging a rollout to the curb. Just because a dumpster is removed from a back alley does not mean that dumping of ‘illegal’ garbage is going to stop. Anyone who practices ‘fly by dumping’ will do that regardless. It just means that they don’t have to be responsible for it and if they think that way anyway, it won’t matter if a dumpster is available or not. If individual dumpsters were assigned to particular houses or addresses and labeled as such, it would make a neighbourhood watch system more effective because one generally knows what his immediate neighbours are doing and if a person was inclined to dump something that shouldn’t be in there, he would know his co-users would probably be aware who did it, which might encourage him to re-think his actions. Because the City plans to shut down the Wolf Creek recycle area this year, a workable alternative for those who have back alleys could be to have back alley recycle bins, perhaps with separate areas for plastic, tin, cardboard, paper, etc. Again, if a system is easy and convenient to use, then it will be utilized. The cost of these bins could be offset against the potential $1.1 million for the cost of the rollouts over the 10-year period. If each back alley had two of these bins, they would likely be put to good use by residents. Again, public education in this area is crucial. More reasons for retaining back alley dumpsters include the safety issue of hav-

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ing a large garbage truck weave in and out of traffic on 50th Ave. (one of the busiest streets in the City) while picking up curbside rollout bins from every residence along that road. There are also other streets in Lacombe this would apply to. As well, Lacombe is touted to be “the most beautiful city in Alberta” by many. It wouldn’t take long to have that reputation scarred by having two or three rollouts sitting in front of each of the beautiful houses, particularly along 50th Ave. Back alley dumpsters don’t have to be unsightly. A few years ago, the City had some of the dumpsters painted. Some of these still look great today. All the dumpsters could have a fresh coat of paint every two or three years, thereby keeping them neater looking. Our ultimate thought on this subject is that the back alley dumpsters do not have to be removed. This City will always have more than one system to deal with garbage disposal because there are many areas that can’t accommodate the curbside rollout system, just as there are areas that can’t have back alley pickup because there aren’t back alleys. At the council meeting on April 22, the City presented to council a list of strategies for engaging the public and getting further input into the subject of dumpster removal, rollout bins, recycling and composting as well as the closure of the Wolf Creek Recycle Depot. The City’s Solid Waste Roadmap was put forth after receiving the feedback of only 2% of the population. Mayor Christie said in the meeting that he thought that figure was far too low and he would like to see response from at least 3,500 people. Let’s give our input to council members and City administration by attending the many venues proposed, public meetings, by email, phone calls or personal visits. We need to familiarize ourselves with the Solid Waste Roadmap and we need to voice our opinions on this subject which will affect all of us.

Margaret Garrett and Louise Pickett Lacombe

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First female horse trainer at Mane Event awes audience BY JENNA SWAN Lacombe Express For as long as she can remember, Wylene Davis has been riding and working with horses at her home in Arkansas. Blessed with a gift for working with horses, her mother started putting her on tricky horses and teaching her everything she knew. Davis graced Red Deer’s Mane Event this past weekend with her skills where she participated in the Trainer’s Challenge as the first ever woman trainer at the event. Although Davis did not win the event, she wowed the audience where she worked with a wild steed. “It’s an emotional thing for me,” said Davis on being the first woman to par-

ticipate in the event. “I’ve had to break so many stereotypes as far as being a woman so I’m just thankful that I was asked because it’s a huge honour and it really humbles me.” Davis began her career early as she pushed her limits in high school rodeo. “I started doing the extreme cowboy races because there wasn’t anything that I couldn’t do on a horse,” said Davis on the event where riders will race their horses through obstacles while shooting targets with certified blanks to pop the balloons. “I had the guts to stand up and say you know what? I may be a woman but I am just as tough as a man.” From there Davis began participating in the Wild Mustang Challenge where

competitors are given 100 days to break and show an unruly stang. While competing in the challenge, Davis encountered the unthinkable when her rope became wrapped around the back leg of the wild mustang and it took off. The horse began bucking, after which it bucked off the bridle, leaving her with no control over the horse. She was launched into the air, landing on her back

and breaking it in three places. While this left her unable to compete in last year’s Trainer’s Challenge, she was back on a horse in a meager five weeks and made a full recovery. “It made me realize how truly grateful I am for my gift with horses and to never take that for granted.” Davis’s advice to other young women who want to push their limits and get into breaking horses and extreme equine sports is to

“Ride as much as possible, get on every horse you can, go to as many clinics as you can and always ride with someone who is better than you or you will become stagnant. “I allow the horse to show me what it needs and that’s the truth behind being a great horse trainer. You have to be a student of the horse and when you’re good you’ll listen to what the horse has to tell you.” jswan@reddeerexpress.com

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fyi EVENTS Lacombe Farmers Market will be held every Friday morning starting May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michener Park across from the golf course on Hwy 12. Every Friday morning there will be vegetables, fruit, homemade baking and bread, crafts, jewelery, birdhouses, bedding plants, meats and more. Call 403-7824772 for more information. Pause Musicale - student concerts will be held the fourth Friday of each month from noon to 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church (5226 51 Ave.) Lacombe Writers Group - do you like to write? Would you like to share your work with other writers? Whether you write memoir, fiction, poetry, or essays we would love to have you join us on May 6 at 7 p.m. We are a gentle encouraging group with writers of different genres and we meet about every two weeks on Mondays. It will be held at Calvary Evangelical Free Church (4619 C&E Trail). The Lacombe Lions Community Band and the Flat Iron Jazz Concert runs May 6 with the show starting at 7 p.m. Free admission. The event takes place at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. For more information, call 403-782-7365. Band of Brothers - Band of Brothers challenges men to an adventure: Reclaiming their hearts to God. It is a chance for men to be real about life and faith in a confidential and informal setting. They meet Monday evenings at the Youth Unlimited building located in downtown Lacombe. Next meeting - May 6 - starts at 7:30 p.m. Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for Central Alberta women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.). Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part

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harmony wit with a group of wonderful women women. F For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at www.heartsofharmony.ca. Laughter Yoga. Fun, friendly and free - everyone welcome. Sessions run at the Central Alberta Counselling entrance, south side, across from MACs. Next session is May 7 from 6:307:30 p.m. For more information, call 587-877-7730. Please join us on May 7th, at St. Andrew’s United Church, Lacombe (5226 – 51st. Ave.) to hear Dr. Bruce Arnold, the guest

Gatherings run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Legion. The fourth annual Blackfalds Fun Run is set for May 11 at the Blackfalds Community Hall. There are 3, 5 and 10km routes. Registration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Registration forms and fees can be returned to either the Blackfalds school office or to Tamara Read/Box 1626/ Blackfalds. Postal code is T0M 0J0. Veterans Voices of Canada will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation Day & Silent Auction on May 11th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake Community Center. The day will be made up of our

Feel Age Not the Real Age’ on May 13 in the Snell Auditorium, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. with Monica Morrison, executive director of The Golden Circle. Monica has been in the recreation field for 23 years working with people 18 years of age and older with disabilities, older adults, and the multicultural community. Also ‘Practicing Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Cultivate Presence and Joy While Minimizing Stress and Negativity’ runs May 27: Snell Auditorium, 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Dr. Anomi Grace Bearden, psychology department Red Deer College. Come learn about the tremendous researched benefits of mindfulness prac-

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level and self-esteem. There is a $25 fee for the course which includes the manual and other written materials. Scholarship money may be available to people on fixed incomes. For more information, call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff. The Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) offers opportunity for immigrants to practice speaking English in a fun way. Weekly conversation groups are organized at different times in the coming months and are free for immigrants. Conversation topics will help to promote orientation to Canadian culture and life in our community. For ESL Level 1 and 2 the sessions are held on Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; for ESL Level 3 and 4 on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location is the Immigrant Centre #202, 5000 Gaetz Ave. Contact Elzbieta at 403-346-8818 to register or for more information. MEETINGS

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speaker at Lacombe Palliative Care Society’s annual speaker event. Dinner at 6 p.m., Dr. Arnold’s presentation starts at 7 p.m. RSVP to Marg at 403-7821887 or Diane at 403-782-4554 before May 2nd. A freewill offering will be taken. Dr. Arnold is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Calgary. He draws experience from time spent at Buddhist monasteries and hospices in Thailand, Taiwan, Canada and the United States. The Ladies of Sunnybrook Farms Museum are presenting their old-fashioned ham and scalloped potatoes dinner May 7-9 in the historic Hanna Log House. There will be two sittings each night – 5 and 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 403-340-3511 for information or to order by phone. Coffee Time at the Lacombe Legion runs every Wednesday morning. Come join us for coffee. $2.

special guests, past and current serving Veterans, the Alberta Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc., feature speaker MCpl. Franklin, the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band, as well as many other events. Veterans Voices of Canada is asking for sponsors for the event as well as donation items for the silent auction. For more information, businesses or individuals may contact VVC by email at ac@vetvoicecan. org or by calling 403-887-7114.

SEMINARS Happiness 101- runs May 6: Snell Auditorium in the Red Deer Public Library downtown, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Shannon Lee Kearney, registered nurse, and Renee Joslin, registered psychologist from the Primary Care Network. Shannon and Renee will introduce the Happiness 101 program, teaching proven skills to help increase your level of happiness. The session will be interactive and fun. There is also ‘It’s the

tices and try some mindfulness practices for yourself. For more information, or to register, contact Vicki at the Canadian Mental Health Association. Call 403-342-2266 or email: education@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca. Art of Friendship is an eight-week course that teaches individuals the skills needed to develop and maintain healthy friendships. The course also teaches how to create positive social connections with co-workers, employers, family members, and friends. The course will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning on May 8 and ending June 25. It will take place at the Canadian Mental Health Association office at 5017 50th Ave. in downtown Red Deer. Art of Friendship is particularly helpful to people who have lost friends or have had trouble making friends because their experience with mental illness or other disabling conditions have affected their confidence

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Clive TOPS - need help losing weight? Then join Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The next meeting is May 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Clive Christian Fellowship Church. The Parkland Handweavers Guild meets the second Monday of the month (not July or August) at Sunnybrook Farm at 7 p.m. New and experienced weavers welcome. For more information contact reddeerweavers@ gmail.com, Darlene 403-7493054, Margaret 403-346-8289, Amy at 403-309-4026. Blackfalds United Church Youth Group takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays. Youth from Grade 4 up are welcome to attend. Check our web site at blackfaldsunitedchurch. com or phone 403-8854780 for more information. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Joanne at 403-314-1972.


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Central Music Festival line-up announced BY MARK WEBER Lacombe Express Plans are taking shape for this year’s rendition of the Central Music Festival, slated to run Aug. 16-18. Excitement is building for the event, which is described as a family-friendly weekend showcasing a top-notch array of musical artistry. This summer will mark the Festival’s seventh year, said Mike Bradford, president of the Central Music Festival Society. Genres at the event run the gamut from rock to blues to country to inspirational, with this year’s acts including Randi Boulton, Bill Bourne and Devon Coyote just to name a few on the Friday evening; Tacoy Ryde, Captain Tractor, The Mighty Popo and Leeroy Stagger among others on Saturday and the Amos Garrett Trio, Myrol, and Dick Damron & Stoney Creek set to his

the stage on Sunday with others set to perform as well. “This year we are 100 per cent Canadian,” said Bradford about the line-up of 26 performers. “Our mandate has always been to provide a stage for local and regional performers and we are fulfilling that.” The event will also include free camping, various food and artist vendors, a Kids’ Corner and a shuttle service running back and forth from the Red Deer Lodge through the weekend. “We’re making it as easy as we can for people to access the site.” Bradford said folks can also now make all of their ticket purchases online through a new system called Ticketbud. “We’re very excited about this system. We’ve tested it a couple of times and it works very well.” As for location, the event takes place in

Grad fashion show a success On April 12th, our annual Fashion Show and Dessert Evening fundraiser was held with all funds raised going to cystic fibrosis and especially the Central Alberta Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Central Alberta Christian High School students and staff modeled clothing from 21 different businesses with something for everyone. Red Deer Cystic Fibrosis Chapter President Kelly Tibbets as well as Cindy Prins both spoke passionately about cystic fibrosis. A total of $7,417.51 was raised. The Fashion Committee would like to thank Central Alberta Christian High

a natural outdoor amphitheatre located minutes north of the City – attendees can head north on Taylor Dr., cross Hwy. 11A and continue on the C&E Trail. Continue onto Township Rd. 392, turn left and the site is located just up the road. “It’s a wonderful venue. Every festival has its niche in the market, or its own unique quality. Ours is the site – it’s second to none in that it’s an amphitheatre and there are no restrictions on sight lines.” There is one stage, but the music is nonstop and Bradford said a lot of people appreciate the fact that they don’t have to choose one stage over another, which is typical of course with the bigger festivals. “It’s good value for your money, when you factor in the free camping, free parking and the free shuttle. It’s hard to beat with the early bird prices as well.” Bradford is hoping for bigger crowds

this year also. “We need to be averaging about 1,000 a day which would allow us as a Society to do more things in the community outside of the Festival, too.” That would include more educational connections with high schools and local colleges, plus running workshops for aspiring musicians both in performance and business aspects of the industry. Meanwhile, there are opportunities for community agencies to set up information booths onsite as well, he said. There are also opportunities for Festival sponsorship involvement and for plenty of volunteer help as well. For complete information on weekend prices, sponsorship opportunities or a variety of ways to volunteer, check out www. centralmusicfest.com. editor@reddeerexpress.com

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Spring Start GED classes days/evening Phoenix Oilfield Rentals TORNADO Hydrovacs, a Ltd. is a progressive well division of Petrofield funded and growing Industries is accepting company with an excellent resumes for: Assembly reputation for reliable Department: Industrial equipment as well as safe Painters, Electrical and professional work Technicians; and standards. Phoenix is Labourers. Our currently seeking a Company has an field/shop apprentice enthusiastic, fast paced mechanic for our Red Deer working environment with branch. Phoenix also has advancement for branches in Grande Prairie motivated individuals, and Ft. Nelson serving and an excellent benefit Alberta and B.C. package. Please forward A high school diploma and resume to hr@ a valid driver’s license are petrofield.com or Fax required. The ability to 403 742-5544 multi task in a fast paced environment, proven ability WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY to organize tasks and REQ’S EXPERIENCED manage time, willingness to learn and strong interacWATER WELL tion skills as well as First DRILLERS HELPER Aid and H2S tickets would with class 3, air. All safety be an asset. Knowledge of tickets required. gensets and pumps would Meal and Accommodation be an advantage. This full- provided when out of town. time permanent position Fax resume with drivers would begin immediately, abstract: 403-748-3015 competitive wage depending on experience with benefit package after 3 Truckers/ months. e-mail resumes Drivers and copy of tickets to: humanresources@ CLASS 1 drivers req’d for phoenixrentals.ca flat deck work. Steady year or fax to:(780) 986-0763 round work. Benefits, exc. wages and safety ROCKY RIDGE bonuses. Successful BUILDERS INC. candidates must be hard is currently seeking mature working, must know your individuals for modular horse barn manufacturing. load securement and love driving as you will be Carpentry exp. an asset. traveling throughout BC, Must have drivers license AB, SK & MB. Please fax and transportation. 10 resumes and drivers abhrs/day, 5 days/week. 15 stract to 1-855-784-2330 minutes south of Sylvan Lake. Fax resume to 403-728-3106 or call Misc. 403-373-3419

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STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: earl707@telus.net. and/or fax 403-347-7913 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Help

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Attention Students SUMMER WORK flexible schedule, $16 baseappointment, customer sales/service, no experience necessary, conditions apply, Will Train, Call 403-755-6711 www.summeropenings.ca COMMERCIAL & oilfield contracting company req’s laborers for in and around Red Deer. Fax resume 403-347-6296

Fall Start Community Support Worker Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca WOLVERINE GUNS AND TACKLE looking to hire 6 P/T time and 2 F/T staff members. Candidates must be able to work at least one night (until 8:30 pm) a week and every other weekend. We are looking for 2 P/T gun personnel, 2 P/T cashiers and 2 P/T archery personnel. Also needed is 1 F/T archery personnel and 1 F/T fishing personnel. Please submit resume at the front desk. Fax 403-347-0283 or email:jamie_osmondwgt@ hotmail.ca

Celebrating the Life of

Kenneth Trent Perry Ken passed away on November 14, 2012 in Vancouver. Please join the family - brother Herb (Anna), sister Yvonne and sister-in-law Marlene, nieces and nephews in a celebration of his life on May 11, 2013 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Hwy 2A in Ponoka from 1 - 4 pm – No flowers please – If desired, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, Palliative Care or Hospice.

Misc. Help

880

MOBIL 1 Lube Express Gasoline Alley req’s an Exp. Tech. Fax 403-314-9207 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

CLASSIFIED AD RATE 1-25 Words is $7.65 each additional word .15 cents Call 1-877-223-3311 classifieds@lacombeexpress.com

Upcoming Auction For

WOLF CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION

Friday, May 17, 2013 10:00 am Held at the Ponoka School Bus Barns Some of the items on offer – trucks, school bus, lockers, bookcases, chairs, desks, book shelving, tools and much more Auction conducted by

BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS

Linda Dunbrack | 403-304-4791 (cell) To view items: www.bigstrapperauctions.net


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Misc. Help

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Misc. Help

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ADULT CARRIERS REQUIRED for Newspapers

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED

Early morning Advocate delivery in Innisfail & Bowden 6 days a week

For afternoon delivery once per week

Please call for details

314-4316

In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

CALNASH TRUCKING LTD PONOKA, ALBERTA REQUIRES:

Dispatcher Position Responsibilities include: Coordinating equipment and personnel for rig moves and service work. Computer skills and knowledge of the trucking industry, drilling rigs and oilfield equipment, transportation rules and regulations would be an asset. Will train right candidate. Guaranteed hours. Experience preferred. Competitive wages and benefit packages included. Fax resume to: 403-783-3011 email: hr@calnashtrucking.com Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls.

Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Currently seeking Newspaper carrier for morning delivery 6 DAYS PER WK. ( Monday - Saturday) in the town of Olds Earn $500+ for hour and a half per day. Must have own vehicle. 18+ Needed ASAP Call Quitcy 403-314-4316 qmacaulay@ reddeer advocate.com

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 DAY A WK. Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon in Town of Penhold! Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook 1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Please contact QUITCY at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com

For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

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Part time Customer Service Rep Appliance Delivery Driver Trail offers excellent training and a competitive compensation and benefit package. Start your career with a well known and respected company, become a member of the successful Trail team by applying in person to: Chris Sturdy in person at 2823 Bremner Avenue Delivery Driver applicants apply to Colin Parsons at #6 4622 61 St. Riverside Industrial District. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates.

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Dogs

1840

2100

Livestock

1860

LANCE’S CONCRETE

Computer Services

1110

Red Deer Techshop Grand Opening. Website design, pc/laptop repair. Call 403-986-2066 or visit reddeertechshop.com

Massage Therapy

1280

Household Furnishings

1720

Equipment

2010

2 MATCHING Raspberry colored chairs, 1 is swivel. $25/ea. 403-755-3556

Mobile Solar Livestock Watering System; ear tag reader, pocket PC with herd management software. 403-844-1194

2 ROUND LETAHER TOP, DARK WOOD STOOLS for breakfast island. $15/ea. (403)343-3525

Farm Custom Work

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CUSTOM HEAVY DISCING Hay & Pasture Land Queen Orthopedic, dble. Mother’s Day Special pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Subsoiling & Scraper Work Linda’s Chinese Massage Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. Equipment Rentals For details call Call Field 403-506-0592 302-0582 Free Delivery 403-986-1550 or visit MANURE SPREADERS massagereddeer.com BED ALL NEW, FOR RENT, Queen Orthopedic, dble. THE BODY Whisperer 3 Bunning manure spreaders, pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. www.mygimex.org 3 different sizes, vertical 4606 48 Ave. 403-986-1691 Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. beaters, custom corral 302-0582 Free Delivery cleaning with bunning Misc. spreaders on truck, Phone BED: #1 King. extra thick 403-588-4787 Contact orthopedic pillowtop, brand Services Lawrence Buit 403-588-1146 new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice 5* JUNK REMOVAL @ $545. 403-302-0582. Property clean up 340-8666 BED: #1 King. extra thick Livestock orthopedic pillowtop, brand Moving & new, never used. 15 yr. 2 YEAR OLD BLACK Storage warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice LIMOUSIN BULL FOR SALE @ $545. 403-302-0582. Semen tested. Docile. BOXES? MOVING? Also Black Angus Cross CLUB Chair, chocolate SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 brown leather, like new. Yearling Heifers. 403-540-5951 $150. 403-596-1312

BED ALL NEW,

1290

2100

1300

Painters/ Decorators

1310

JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 PAINTING SERVICE Res./Com. Celebrating 25 years. 25% off paint. 403-358-8384 PAINTING SERVICE Res./Com. Celebrating 25 years. 25% off paint. 403-358-8384 PRO-PAINTING at reasonable rates. 304-0379

Yard Care

Auctions Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in sales, delivery, customer service, and after-sales support. The Company is currently looking to fill the following positions at our Red Deer locations.†

Firewood

AA PHILCAN CONST. AFFORDABLE MAREMMA puppies 6 M, SIMMENTALS P/B, no Int. & Ext. Bsmt. dev., decks, Homestead Firewood raised with sheep, 8 wks. papers, priced accordingly, old, 403-392-7481 sheds, laminate flooring, tested, easy calving blood Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. reno’s, etc.. Free Estimates 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 line, polled and horned. MINI SCHNAUZER, pupCall Ken 340-8213 or cell Ron 782-2754 pies, 3 black, 1 white, 391-8044 Allan 403-782-7165 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, ready to go $625/ea. Poplar. Can deliver 2 YEAR OLD BLACK BLACK CAT CONCRETE 403-746-0007, 877-3352 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 ANGUS BULL FOR SALE. Garage/patios/rv pads Semen tested, halter broke sidewalks/driveways LOGS & ai sire. 403-540-5951 Sporting Dean 403-505-2542 Semi loads of pine, spruce, Goods tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. 11 PIECE GOLF CLUBS, Horses Lil Mule Logging Spalding Centurion, 403-318-4346 Sidewalks, driveways, bag and cart incl.†$ 120 WANTED: all types of shops, patios, garage pads Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner Phone 403-347-5385 horses. Processing locally commercial. Specialized in BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 in Lacombe weekly. stamp concrete. 302-9126 Farm 403-651-5912

1430

SPRING LAWN CLEANUP Call 403-304-0678

Contract Sales Administrator NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED

Contractors

1530

ESTATE AUCTION For Edna Jensen Sun. May 5--10 a.m. Location: 5051- 56 St. Innisfail AB Household items, Antique & Collectibles, Hand & Power tools, Wood working tools, Generator, Yard & garden items, Nilus Leclers weaving machine, Treadle machines, Doll Collection, Walking Dolls, Old time Western records, Stamp collection, Lots of misc. household items. Dress for the weather as we are outside in the yard.. For full listing and pictures.. Check the web

PILGRIM AUCTION SERVICE

CORNER DESK with hutch, rolling chair, printer cabinet with paper storage. $175 for all. (403)343-3525 IKEA EXTENDABLE BED, SOLID PINE. Mattress and guard rail incl. $ 110. Phone 403-347-5385

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WICKER baby bassinet, $20. 403-755-3556

Quiet disposition, quality genetics and semen tested Vaccinated.. Also 2 yr. old avail. George Lane 403-885-5732 or Ross Lane 403-860-2973 CLOSED HERD OF 2 yr. GOATS. Owner selling due to health reasons. 780-877-2255

QUEEN SIZE PINE HEADBOARD Polled with bed frame & matching LIMOUSIN Bulls Red and black two year 3 drawer dresser. $175. olds and yearlings. Semen (403)343-3525 tested. Combest Limousin Farm. (403)742-5211

Misc. for Sale

1760

85 - 9 1/2 “ WHITE DINNER PLATES 82 - 9” dinner plates with design $1.00 Call 403-728-3485 JACK HIGGINS books, 1 box $40 obo. Clive Kussler books, 1 box $50. obo. Romance books, 2 boxes. $40. obo. Action Books, assorted. 2 boxes. $40. obo. 403-782-3847 MAGAZINE table $25; quilt 62” x 76” multi colored squares $30; dbl. blanket $5; post hole auger 5”D $20; adult sleeping bag $15; Sony Trilatron tv/remote, color w/Star Choice receiver $14; 2 sturdy footstools $4/ea; box of clothes hangers $5; 3 shelf urethane unit, white $18; GE Canister vac/attachments, works well $20; 2 braided nylon oval rugs $15/ea, 6 tall float glasses $3; 8 smoked tinted glasses $4 403-314-2026

403-556-5531 www.auctionsales.ca Cats

Children's Items

BLACK ANGUS YEARLING BULLS

1830

SIAMESE (3) KITTENS FOR SALE $50/ea. As well as some free kittens to give away. 403-887-3649

LIVESTOCK handling facility. 40 x 40 ft. sliders, sweeps, cow box, pens, shedded $3000 403-886-5315 Keith NURSE cows good milkers , call 403-782-7162

2140

Pasture/Land Wanted

2180

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

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

150 LARGE ROUND exc. quality, 2nd cut, alfalfa hay bales. Feed test available. 403-357-8487 Innisfail

4020

Houses For Sale

Cars

5030

BLACKFALDS,1/2 duplex, new, 1250 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., bsmt. finished, att. garage, 2 tier deck, landscaped, whte vinyl fence around, call 403-600-1804 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.

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Manufactured Homes

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

2007 Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG 508 HP $41888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 FUSION SE, 4 dr., p. everything, 68,000 kms. 1 owner. 403-342-2480

SUV's

5040

4130

Cottages/Resort Property

CABIN #2 - Sandy Beach, SASK. Lakefront property, 1260 sq.ft., 3 bdrm., 1 bath. Tender Sale (800) 263-4193 or www.McDougallAuction.com

-- Regina

2010 BMW Xdrive 3.0i 24,568 km. Sport & Import 7652-50 Ave 403-348-8788

150 ROUND BALES OF GRASS 1ST CUT HAY $60/bale. Call Lawrence 403-588-4787 METCALF barley 96% germination 403-588-7324 ROUND hay bales. Cheap Free delivery. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380 SMALL SQUARE HAY BALES: 1st & 2nd cut. 403-784-2276

Condos/ Townhouses

3030

SYLVAN 2 Bdrm. 1/12 bath 5 appls., avail. May 1, $1300 + gas & elec. 403-341-9974

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

RAYMOND SHORES GULL LAKE, 2012 Park model home, on professionally landscaped lot. Fully furnished. Too many extras to list. 403-350-5524 for details.

Businesses For Sale

4140

LACOMBE kids clothing store $45,000 403-782-7156 357-7465

Antique & Classic Autos

3050

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon $24,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788

5020

2006 CADILLAC SRX, AWD One owner, excellent cond. 186,000 kms, $10,500. + GST Duane at 403-346-8627

3 BDRM. 4 appls. no pets. $975/mo. 403-343-6609

Suites

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LACOMBE 1 bdrm. $850; 2 bdrm. $950 POLLED PUREBRED 403-782-7156 403-357-7465 SIMMENTAL BULLS. Red & Black Yearlings. ONE bdrm. ADULT only Semen tested, guaranteed. apt. close to college, 403-877-7661 $780/mo., avail. May. 1, no pets 403-877-3323 PROSPECT HILL SHORTHORN BULLS 2 yr. olds & Yearlings Rooms Also heifers for sale. prospecthillshorthorns.ca For Rent 780-877-2444 ROOM with all amenities, PUREBRED red and black Angus bulls. 1 and 2 year $600/mo. ,403-598-6474 olds. Semen tested and delivered. Stores/ Vicwin farms 403-784-3517, Commercial 403-318-7363. LACOMBE DOWNTOWN RED ANGUS 2 Year old COMMERCIAL LEASE & Yearling Bulls. Semen Ideal for retail or office. tested, good temperament. - 3225 square feet Cripps Cattle Company 5019 - 51 Street 403-391-2648 Contact Linda 403-782-5117 SIMMENTAL BULLS FOR SALE. Virgin 2 year olds. Warehouse April/May born bulls, not Space left overs from last year. Semen tested and fully WAREHOUSE FOR guaranteed. Quiet SALE OR LEASE dispositions. Call 4860 sq. ft., new, bright, Chris (403)883-2397 or two 14’ O.H. doors, cell(403)740-6267. heated, fans, can be Rod (403)883-2482 Email divided into 2 bays. Call norman5@live.ca Located 403- 318-4848 to view 4.5 miles east of Donalda

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COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION 6th annual Calgary Premier collector car auction May 10 & 11. Grey Eagle Casino. Incredible line up of cars, including 1970 Superbird Hemi. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102. EGauctions.com

Cars

1998 NISSAN Pathfinder Chilkoot 4x4, auto, $3900 obo. 403-342-5609

Trucks

5050

5030 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 72,000 km Sport & Import 7652-50 Ave. 403-348-8788

3120

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

3140

2006 GMC C4500 Topkick duramax diesel, 4X4, auto, $44888 7652 50 Avenue 348-8788 Sport & Import

2009 BMW 335i retractable hardtop gorgeous $38,888 Sport & Import 348 8788

2005 CHEV 4x4 extended cab 150, loaded, good shape inside and out. $6600. 403-746-5541 or 403-550-0372


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Trucks

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Motorcycles

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Motorhomes

5100

Motorhomes

5100

Holiday Trailers

5120

Holiday Trailers

5120

Meow!

2008 PUMA 27’ w/slide. 1980 20’ CAMP TRAILER. On site at River Ridge RV Great shape for older unit. Park. Incld’s deck, gazebo, $5000 obo. 403-782-2669 shed & BBQ. $18,500 on location or $17,000 if removing trailer only. Tent 403-342-6252, 352-6063

Trailers

2002 GMC 3500 SLE C.C. 4x4, diesel dually, tow pckg. c/w 5th whl. hitch, new tires, batteries, brakes, much more. 325,000 kms. very clean, $11,500. obo. Must Sell 403-347-8349

2008 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 Classic LT. 4,425 kms. exc. cond. grey/white. $6500. 403-596-1312

2013 WINNEBAGO Tour 42QD, Immaculate, Used one season, 11,000 kms, Fully equipped,

DONT MISS THIS DEAL $299,900. Call 403-318-4248.

Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

The Classifieds Are the Cat’s Meow.

2006 TRAVELAIR. As new cond. Used very little. Immaculate. Sleeps 4. New generator incl. $10,500. 403-786-1052

Service Directory

2004 PALOMINO 2 propane bottles, c/w everything you would need. $5,500. obo. 403-896-5627

5190

RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

5130

1995 BARTH Regal Class A 31’ wide-body coach on 1994 Ford chassis-460 gas engine; 28,150 miles/one owner/smoke free/ fully equip.. Exc. cond. No GST Reduced to $32,900. Ed (403) 783-3430.

Auto Wreckers

Area shoppers know the Classifieds are the purr-fect place to find a bargain. In the Classifieds, you can track down deals on everything from collectibles to cuddly kittens. It’s easy to place an ad or find the items you want and it’s used by hundreds of area shoppers every day. The Classifieds Are the Cat’s Meow.

5200

REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519

To advertise your service or business here, call 403.782.5303 Placing a small ad in the service directory will cost you less than a penny per paper distributed to

•Skidsteer Services •Gravel Hauling •Excavating

7400

403.304.3887

homes

www.drakeex.ca

Your Quality Excavating Solution

AdministraƟve Assistant is required for Sims & Associates Insurance Services in our Lacombe locaƟon eīecƟve June 1, 2013. The successful candidate must have experience in recepƟon duƟes and accounƟng. To apply for this posiƟon please email your resume to

Glenna@simsinsurance.ca

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? ✓Motivated? ✓Goal Oriented? ✓People Friendly? ✓Driven? We have the position for you!

Careers Inland Concrete Ltd Requires

DRIVERS

For their Ponoka & Lacombe locations Class 1 or Class 3 required No experience required. Will train suitable candidates.

FULL TIME

PAINTER’S HELPER

Needed immediately in Ponoka Hourly rate $14 No experience necessary

ATTN: Leonard

Call: 250-215-3179 or Email:

or for more information call Leonard 403-588-2834

haningtonpainting@telus.net

Please fax resume to: 403-782-3134

Successful Careers Start Here

SALES CONSULTANT

We offer a great compensation package with benefits along with complete training. Sales experience is not a must though preferred. Look at Heritage Chrysler Jeep as the final step to becoming an industry leader in customer service, job satisfaction and income.

Check us out at www.heritagechrysler.com Fax or email resume to:

Heritage Chrysler Jeep

General Sales Manager Attention: RYAN BOWES rbowes@heritagechrysler.com Fax: 403.782.3360 We thank all those that apply. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

Job Opening

Weidner Motors Ltd is currently accepting applications for a full time opening in our Business Of¿ce. The successful candidate for the Business Manager position will be/have:

Heritage Chrysler Jeep now requires an experienced

A leader in the automotive industry, Heritage Chrysler Jeep sets the pace for all others to follow when it comes to inventory, customer service, community service and commitment to people. We have premium new and preowned vehicles to help suit any of our customer’s needs!

Business Manager

www.headhunterssalon.ca

Requires a Stylist and an Esthetician We are a Full Service Salon and Day Spa with a large established client base. Call Christa at (403) 782-5800 Email: headhntr@telusplanet.net or drop resume at: 5029 – 50 Ave or fax to (403) 782-3021

•Performance driven and self motivated •Outgoing and enthusiastic •Excellent customer service skills and enjoys working with the public •Comfortable dealing with banks and securing loan ¿nancing We offer an excellent family run work environment, competitive salary with great earnings potential and a competitive bene¿ts package. Professional training will be available. Previous experience or a banking background would be an asset however is not required. Please submit your resume attention: Blayne Weidner fax 403-782-7040 or email to: blayne@weidnerchevrolet.ca.


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be Lacom Florist & Gifts

Lacombe Centre Mall

403.782.5016

Pause Musicale provides experience and entertainment BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express The musical community of Lacombe wants you to take a break. A musical break that is. On the fourth Friday of the month, Pause Musicale invites you to enjoy a half hour musical concert at St. Andrew’s United Church. Pause Musicale is an initiative from Lacombe Music Teachers Association (LMTA), a group of private music teachers. Melrose Randell, coordinator for Pause Musicale, said that the idea behind the program is twofold. “The idea is to give our students in Lacombe and district the opportunity to perform and provide some entertainment,” she said. Music students of all ages and levels participate in Pause Musicale concerts. Ten-year-old beginner voice students right up to advanced musicians studying music at the Canadian University College take part in the program from time to time, said Randell. Pause Musicale is also as enjoyable for the students as it is for the audience. Randell said that the small concerts are a great experience, especially for younger students. “We see on their faces how happy they are at their success of getting up and performing in front of people.” Having music students perform at the small lunchtime concerts as part of Pause Musicale is a great way of preparing them for future endeavors in their musical careers. They learn stage etiquette (such as how to bow and how to acknowledge an accompanist) and get used to playing in front of an audience. Randell said that it is important for students to practice doing these things now, especially for those who wish to get more serious with their music in the

future. “Eventually some of them are going to become the professional performers.” According to Randell, music is important for the development of a human being. She said it gives people a venue to express themselves and communicate with others. She added that those who are involved with music tend to be outgoing individuals who want to share with the community. There are academic benefits to learning music as well. Students can earn high school credits by successfully completing musical exams and Randell added that she has seen the school grades of her music students improve as a result of studying music. She also stressed the importance of musical education in schools. “It is unfortunate that in the schools, when there is a cut in the budget, they tend to cut the arts.” She also stressed the importance of the arts in school and likened it to physical activity, which she said is also critical to human development. Pause Musicale is a small, halfhour musical concert that is held at St. Andrew’s United Church the fourth Friday of every month. The program runs from October to May with the exception of December and March. Randell said the LMTA is thankful to St. Andrew’s United Church for providing them with a free venue to hold the Pause Musicale concerts. LMTA is comprised of about 12 music teachers who together have upwards of 150 students from the Lacombe area, Randell said. She added that the association encourages any and all music teachers in Lacombe and area to join. “Together we can build music education and support one another.” news@lacombeexpress.com

MUSICAL PAUSE - Sixteen-year-old guitarist MacKenzie Langille performs Spanish Romance at the Pause Musicale concert recently.

Bring more shoppers to your door with locally focused advertising from the experts.

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West coast band fueled by single’s success Me & Mae brings country/rock to The Hideout in Red Deer this weekend BY MARK WEBER Lacombe Express Canadian country/rockers Me & Mae are heading to The Hideout in Red Deer on May 3, fueled by the success of their latest single Love Me, Leave Me Lonely. The upbeat song, co-written by Carly Rae Jepsen, has proven an infectious, radio-friendly powerhouse – and the band is relishing its reception by fans. The song is the first release from Me & Mae, a new Canadian country project featuring Shawn Meehan and Jacky Mae. Influenced by everything from Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton, the band is not afraid to push boundaries on the country genre, and has something that everyone can enjoy. “In the world we live in now, it seems to be more singles-driven,” explains Meehan. “We certainly have enough material for a record. Right now, though, we are releasing singles, building the story and seeing how it goes from there.” Having put together an alliance of song-

writing talent and world-class performers, this band is no rookie both in studio and on stage. It all started when Vancouver country rocker Meehan tried his hand at writing for a different genre. With his rhythm guitarist Darrek Merrell, bass player Adam Reid, and drummer Kim Gryba, they built the idea of starting up a new project, a country project. “I’ve been a writer for years, and I’ve always loved to write in the modern country genre,” he says, recalling early influences including his dad’s love for The Eagles. “I decided it was time to pursue one of my loves, which is that style of music.” Of course, finding the right singer was critical to capturing the sound he had in mind. Trying something new, they auditioned female singers to find one suitable to be the frontrunner of the band. They held a radio contest to have a female singer audition for the band, and in a small city in northern B.C. they came across Jacky Mae. Her

Commemorate your child in the Lacombe

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incredibly powerful, expressive voice won the day. “We got to know her over the course of a year and the rest is history.” Indeed. The stage was essentially set. “I had some of the songs, I had the sounds in mind and I had the vision for the band. I got lucky as well in that I wasn’t really looking for a singer that could write, but Jacky and I were chatting in rehearsal one day. I said that I loved to write but I’m not a big fan of writing lyrics. She said ‘I love to write, but I don’t like to write music – I love writing lyrics’. I said let’s start writing. “I have a good feeling that the next single or two will probably be a co-write between her and I – she’s a really good lyricist.” Meehan’s love for music stretches back to his childhood. His grandmother was quite an accomplished pianist, and Meehan remembers sitting with his brother on either side of her while she played. “She would play all this ragtime stuff, and it was so fascinating to me. “My dad was never a musician, but he had a great voice. Then my step-dad was a great guitar player. I would hang out with him while he played. So I had all these influences.” Meehan had his own first gig when he was about 12 years old – a talent contest in his school. “I’ve been chasing that high ever since. I just knew that was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. There’s no place

I’d rather be than onstage. There is nothing like it in the world.” As for single Love Me, Leave Me Lonely, it was before Jepsen hit it big with her international smash Call Me Maybe that she and Meehan had worked together on the cut. Meehan, who had been giving Jepsen guitar lessons had co-written the song but realized that the lyrics weren’t quite right. “I had met Carly. She had come to one of my shows. I’d written this song and everybody was really liking it, but I wasn’t happy with the lyrics.” He ran the song past Jepsen and asked her to lend a hand in perfecting the lyrics. She agreed and her input helped create Love Me Leave Me Lonely. Meehan then had his song recorded and watched it take on a life of its own receiving praise from music’s best. “Before our next guitar lesson, she had sent me an email with a whole bunch of lyrics. I chose a few, we threw them in and here we are about to release this as a single. And now, she’s one of the biggest pop stars in the world. “This whole project, right from the beginning, has seemed a little serendipitous. There’s a lot of good fortune around it – we feel really humbled and really fortunate. We’ve also got a great team around us, so we are just looking forward to getting out there and playing.” editor@reddeerexpress.com

Forest

Celebrating the Children Born in 2012 or 2013 The BirthPlace Forest is an environmentally friendly way to celebrate the new addition in your life. Planting a tree in your child’s honour creates a lasting memory ERHGSRXVMFYXIWMREZIV]WTIGMEP[E]XSXLIKVIIRMRKERHFIEYXM½GEXMSRSJSYVGMX] You can enroll in this program at any time throughout the year. A celebration is held in late May or early June and all participants are invited to help plant their tree in the BirthPlace Forest and enjoy cake and refreshments.

Register Your Child Today It will be our pleasure to honour the requests of parents, grandparents or friends to have a child celebrated in this everlasting way. Application forms are available at City Hall all year round. For only $75 a tree will be planted in your childs honour and their name will be added to the Commemorative Plaque at the entry of the forest. The Trees are cared for by the City of Lacombe.

The BirthPlace Forest was established in 2007 by the City of Lacombe. It is transforming a portion of Lincoln Park into a beautiful commemorative urban forest.

For Information Contact: Community Services Dept.

www.lacombe.ca

Phone: 403.782.1258 5432 56th ave., lacombe

NEW APPROACH - Vancouver’s Me & Mae bring tunes from their self-titled project to The Hideout on May 3.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Roller derby a perfect fit for Missfits of Mayhem BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express While it much of it may be underground, roller derby is a fast growing sport. Not wanting to be left behind in this trend, Lacombe and area is participating in the phenomena with the Central Alberta Roller Derby Association, which has been operating for about four years. CARDA is comprised of four house teams including Mia Dolls, Vexy Beasts, Rez City Rollers and Heartland Rollergirls. Elite players from these four teams are chosen to be part of CARDA’s travel team, called the Missfits of Mayhem, said Angela (DemEyez) Beishuizen, co-captain of the Missfits of Mayhem and who owns Mezmerize Derby Wear in Lacombe. House teams also have some opportunity to play other teams from outside CARDA’s as well, added Michelle (Dee V Us) Johnson, another Missfit skater who also coaches CARDA’S junior program, the Missfit Toys. “We play teams from all over Canada,” said Johnson. “It not just this area. We will play teams from Calgary as a house team and then the travel team will travel all over.” Missfits of Mayhem had its beginnings in 2009. Back then, the club operated under a different name. Joanne (Chainsaw) Snellgrove, one of the club’s founding members, said that when the club first started, it was less about the sport and more about the show. “When we first started, (we wore) fishnets and tutus,” said Snellgrove. “It wasn’t about the athletics, it was about the show.” Snellgrove said the name and attitude of the club was changed to be more appropriate and welcoming to others and to skaters of all ages. Today, CARDA, the Missfits of Mayhem and roller derby provide an opportunity for

Snellgrove to get out, have fun and meet new people as well as show off her ‘alter-ego’. “Everybody has an alter ego, a bit of a demon inside them that wants to come out,” said Snellgrove. She added that in her day-to-day life she is a married mother of three who works as a professional in a bank. Derby allows her to let loose and have a little bit of fun every once in awhile. Beishuizen said that she came from a background in hockey and enjoys contact sports. Derby enabled her to continue being competitive and athletic in that area. “Where else can a woman go out and bang some bodies?” said Beishuizen. Johnson agreed and added that factors like age shouldn’t stop anyone from trying it, she said that the oldest of the club’s skaters is 50-years-old. “Anyone can do this,” said Johnson. “And we welcome everyone.” She added that no one should be intimidated by lack of skill or knowledge either because all of the skaters were novices at one point too. “I couldn’t even stand up when I started,” said Johnson. “None of us could. I couldn’t even stand up and they taught me how to do it.” While roller derby is predominantly a female sport, men’s roller derby (sometimes called ‘merby’, for men’s derby) is becoming more common. Beishuizen said that there are a few men who skate with CARDA and there are also a few co-ed teams, like the Missfit Toys, in existence. Roller derby is played on a flat track. Two teams skate counterclockwise around the track simultaneous while scoring points. There are only two positions on a roller derby team. Jammers, who are marked by gold stars on their helmets, score points by lapping members of the other team. Blockers, as the name suggests,

BLOCK AND JAM - From left, Kater Kill-Her and TimBit go through a blocking drill during a Missfit Toys recent practice. try to block the opposing jammer from scoring while aiding their own. A roller derby team roster consists of 14 skaters, but only five skaters from each team are on the track at one time. Each team will consist of one jammer and four blockers. Each game is broken down into 30-minute halves. In each half, players try to have as many ‘jams’ as possible. Jams are the periods of play in which points can be scored and can last up to two

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minutes. The length of a jam is controlled by the first jammer to make it through the pack, called the lead jammer, who can choose to run the jam for the full two minutes or end early to gain a tactical edge. In between jams, play stops and teams can change the skaters they have on the track. Contact is allowed in derby, but hits must be clean. Rules regarding contact are similar to those in hockey. Hits must be made with the shoulder and can only be to the front or

side of an opponent. Penalties can be administered for unclean hits, as well as other fouls like cutting the track to gain a tactical advantage. If anyone is interested in learning more about roller derby or the Missfits of Mayhem, they are welcome to watch the upcoming match on May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Blackfalds Arena. For more information about CARDA visit www.missfitsofmayhem.com. news@lacombeexpress.com

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Horoscope ARIES

TAURUS

GEMINI

CANCER

LEO

VIRGO

Mar 21/Apr 20

Apr 21/May 21

May 22/Jun 21

Jun 22/Jul 22

Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

Aries, you may feel

Taurus, though

like you need to move

the first few days of

faster to get ahead, but

the week may seem

the opposite is true this

disastrous, hang in

week. Slow down and

there and you will find

focus on the details

things will turn around

and you will benefit.

quite quickly.

Gemini, sometimes

Cancer, you can’t get

You may be feeling a

you have to make

enough of a certain

bit under the weather

Leo, there are things you need to say to a particular person some noise to be thing, but you may in your life. But you heard, which may need to pace yourself. do not know how to seem out of character Otherwise your interest express your opinions for you. If the cause is may start to wane. in a way that’s easy that important, you will A surprise situation to understand. Speak from the heart. do what is necessary. arises on Thursday.

this week, Virgo. It’s likely due to you pushing your schedule to the limits. Schedule some recovery time for yourself.

LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS

CAPRICORN

AQUARIUS

PISCES

Sept 23/Oct 23

Oct 24/Nov 22

Nov 23/Dec 21

Dec 22/Jan 20

Jan 21/Feb 18

Feb 19/Mar 20

You can use a break Libra, you need to rely on someone this week from the daily grind, for a big project, but Scorpio. It might be you don’t know who to choose. Make a list of time to plan a getaway. your best prospects, You may want to make and then you can this a solo trip so you narrow it down can fully recharge. from there.

The truth can

Capricorn, an event

Aquarius, knowing

Pisces, the week

sometimes hurt a bit,

this week gets you

when to keep quiet can

may begin somewhat

Sagittarius. But a dose

fired up and excited.

be difficult, especially

HOW TO PLAY:

aimlessly, but things

of honesty this week

It could be the news

provides the reality

you have been waiting

check you have been

to hear from

needing. Make some

work or from a

This week you will be

by the middle

changes.

significant other.

put to the test.

of the week.

Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: You must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box.

ANSWER

when you suspect something is off-kilter.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Fishing hook end 5. A jump forward 9. Girl entering society 12. Largest toad species 13. Measure = 198 liters 15. Jeff Bridges’ brother 16. Past participle of be 17. SE Iraq seaport 18. Paddles 19. Biotechnology: ___onomics 20. Perfectly 22. Japanese sash 25. Flower stalk 26. Bosnian ethnic group 28. Longest division of geological time 29. Hoover’s organization 32. Thigh of a hog 33. Fabric woven from flax 35. Upper limb

will all come together

36. Basics 37. Satisfies to excess 39. The cry made by sheep 40. Go quickly 41. Allied headquarters in WWII 43. Paradoxical sleep 44. Point midway between N and NE 45. Refers to a female 46. Tears down (archaic sp.) 48. Increases motor speed 49. Nocturnal winged mammal 50. Integrated courses of studies 54. Goat and camel hair fabric 57. Papuan monetary unit 58. Extreme or immoderate

62. Free from danger 64. Musician Clapton 65. French young women 66. Auricles 67. Foot (Latin) 68. Prefix for external 69. Allegheny plum

CLUES DOWN 1. Founder of Babism 2. “A Death in the Family” author 3. One who feels regret 4. Maine’s Queen City 5. Research workplace 6. A division of geological time 7. Paid media promos 8. Abdominal cavity linings 9. Apportion cards 10. Ranking above a viscount 11. Not idle

14. Former SW German state 15. Constrictor snake 21. Pica printing unit 23. Where wine ferments (abbr.) 24. Egyptian goddess 25. Boils vigorously 26. Oral polio vaccine developer 27. Master of ceremonies 29. Fr. entomologist Jean Henri 30. Scottish hillsides 31. Islamic leader 32. Bakker’s downfall Jessica 34. TV show and state capital 38. A citizen of Belgrade 42. Supervises flying

ANSWER

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45. Sebaceous gland secretion 47. Conditions of balance 48. Ancient Egyptian sun god 50. Part of a stairway 51. Time long past 52. Hawaiian wreaths 53. Resin-like shellac ingredient 55. Semitic fertility god 56. 60’s hairstyle 59. Honey Boo Boo’s network 60. Soak flax 61. Volcanic mountain in Japan 63. Point midway between E and SE


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

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

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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

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