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A pair of Stettler teams hosted provincial Tier 4 rural soccer championships on the weekend. LEFT: The Stettler under-18 girls ham it up after receiving their silver medals Sunday at West Stettler Park. RIGHT: Owen Moir (yellow) of Stettler keeps pace with a Three Hills opponent in under-16 boys’ action at RCMP field. Pages B1, B3, B11.

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Stettler visitors cope with tragedy Smoky Lake under-18 girls play on in memory of teammate JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor With no disrespect to the other seven teams, Smoky Lake was the natural winner of the sportsmanship and fair play award at the provincial under-18 girls’ Tier 4 rural soccer championship last weekend in Stettler. Smoky Lake played through grief and in memory of fallen teammate Stefanie Dick, who died in a car crash Friday, the opening day of the tournament. She was just 16. Dick never made it to Stettler for the provincial championship. She had gone missing Friday, and her teammates didn’t learn of her death until after their 4-1 loss to Stettler midday Saturday. “We played the rest of the tournament for Stefanie, regardless of the outcome,” said coach Casey Caron, who received word during that 11 a.m. game and waited until afterward to tell his players about the fatality. “My heart sunk and I just couldn’t focus on that game anymore. The focus was on how much time is left. I wanted to go in a hole and cry. But I knew, as coach, I had to tell the girls. I broke down in tears as I tried to tell them what happened.” Smoky Lake RCMP reported Saturday that an RCMP helicopter had located a deceased 16-year-old girl from Smoky Lake in her overturned pickup truck. The vehicle had left the road and entered the White Earth Creek, about eight kilometres east of Smoky Lake, said Sgt. Steve Smith. “The cause of the collision is still under investigation, but it is not believed to be suspicious or alcohol-related. Fatigue may have been a factor.” Dick’s parents had reported her missing Friday night, the same night that Smoky Lake began the three-day tourna-

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The youngest members of the Smoky Lake under-18 girls’ soccer team, Cassidy Caron (left) and Tessa Orichowski, join coach Casey Caron on Sunday in Stettler in accepting the sportsmanship award for their resilience after a teammate died. ment with a 2-2 tie against Cold Lake. The next afternoon, the Smoky Lake players and their parents gathered on the Stettler Sports Park sidelines to mourn her passing. “We were just so sick to our stomach,” said Caron, who had two daughters with Smoky Lake’s under-18 provincial team. “We sat down on the field and had our

cry. I personally thought we were going to go home. I thought we were done at that point. I didn’t think we were going to continue. (But) my wife talked to Stefanie’s mom, and Stefanie’s mom gave us clear direction that we are not to come home and we are to finish what we went to do — and to play the game in memory of Stefanie.”

The players tried to regroup at their Stettler hotel, and parents gave them memorial ribbons and crafts, Caron said. “The girls made headbands and armbands and put Stefanie’s name and number on them. We played that 5 o’clock game with a little bit of spirit, but it was tough. The girls would stop during the game and cry on the sidelines.” Smoky Lake lost 2-1 to Carstairs, but went on to defeat Sherwood Park 5-4 in the seventh-place game Sunday. Moments of silence were observed at both the under-18 girls’ and under-16 boys’ provincial tournaments in Stettler. Before the under-18 medals were presented, Caron and his two under-14 callups accepted the sportsmanship award on behalf of the Smoky Lake girls. They were rewarded for perseverance in the face of tragedy. Most of those Smoky Lake girls are 16 and going into Grade 12 — and Dick was a classmate. “This whole team has been together for six years,” said Caron, whose daughter Courtnee is one of the club’s 16-yearold players. “The players and parents all know each other well. They knew Stefanie and know her family.” Caron is the mayor and the deputy fire chief in Waskatenau, which is near Smoky Lake. He was in contact with the RCMP on Saturday and Victim Services personnel were deployed to the team’s Stettler base, the Canalta Hotel. “The girls needed a hug and needed to vent a little bit, just to help them cope and let out some emotion,” said Caron, who thanked Victim Services representatives from Stettler and the hotel staff for keeping the pool open late Saturday “to give the girls a place to unwind.” When they returned home Sunday night, the Smoky Lake soccer players joined Dick’s rugby teammates, parents and teachers for a two-hour debriefing with Victim Services.

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Jeanette Holt remained active in the family business, Holt’s hardware and general store in downtown Bashaw, through her senior years. This photo was taken last October, a week after her 96th birthday.

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A familiar face in downtown Bashaw will be missed. Longtime business owner Jeanette Holt died on Canada Day. She was 96. Family and friends packed the Bashaw Community Centre last Friday to remember Holt, who died in Camrose after a long and eventful life. She worked regularly in Holt’s hardware and general store, which she managed. Holt was even “on the job” just days before she died. “This will be a big loss to the community, the passing of an icon,” said Bashaw Mayor Penny Shantz. “One of the greatest memories of Jeannette Holt is that she always had a smile on her face, no matter what the situation was.” Holt was long known as a dedicated worker. “I didn’t know her too well, but she certainly was from the old school in that she had a job to do and she did it,” Shantz said. “She was an asset to the community.” Holt might be formally remembered for her commitment to her business and community, with talk of a Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce award in commemoration of her service. “We may consider some kind of annual award in her memory,” said chamber president Ron Shantz, who heard the suggestion from a chamber member. “She was a remarkable lady and she could fix anything.” Others gave similar accolades to Holt. “She was an inspiration to the community,” said former Bashaw mayor Darcy Bachman. “She went to work everyday and she knew everyone. She was faithful to her job and she took pride in her business.” Holt was born Oct. 3, 1916, in Dinant and moved to Bashaw in 1936. She married Norman Holt in 1938. Holt was an avid softball player. She was offered a position with Chicago Wrigleys women’s team in 1942. At the time, it was reputed to be the best female club in North America. Holt turned down the offer because she was committed to her family and wanted to support them. Holt’s many mourners include

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Jeanette Holt was busy painting at the 102-year-old family business, Holt’s hardware and general store, after she turned 96 last October. son Jim, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. After Friday’s service, the burial was in the Bashaw Cemetery.

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Street race blamed in crash injuring two young drivers RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Tw o y o u n g f e m a l e drivers from Stettler sustained serious injuries and remain in hospital after a two-vehicle crash last week. Stettler RCMP reported that the crash appears to have resulted from streetracing last Wednesday south of the Stettler airport. A red 1995 Chevrolet truck, driven by an 18-year-old female, and

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was fined $2,500 for driving a motor vehicle with no insurance and $230 for failing to hold a driver’s licence. — Samuel Albert Maloney was fined $500 for driving a motor vehicle while suspended. — Adam Jon Markin, 24, was fined $150 for causing a disturbance at Social Bo’s last October. He was placed on probation for six months and ordered to

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By Gwynne Dyer Global affairs columnist If the people in charge of the various opposition parties in Egypt had any strategic vision, they would not have launched the mass protests that caused the army to oust President Mohammed Morsi on 4 July. They would have bided their time and waited for the next election. Because there is probably still going to be a next election in Egypt, despite the coup, and now the Muslim Brotherhood might actually win it. There is a good deal of chatter in the media at the moment about the “end of the Arab Spring,” some of it by commentators who can barely conceal their delight. Egypt, with almost one-third of the world’s total Arab population, was the great symbol of the democratic movement’s success, and now Egyptian democracy is in a mess. But the drama still has a long way to run. Morsi is now under arrest, as are many other leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the passionate demonstrations and counter-demonstrations in the streets of Egypt’s cities make it hard to imagine that any compromise is possible. Indeed, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin warned last weekend that Egypt risks stumbling into a civil war like the one that has devastated Syria. Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, on the other hand, justified the military coup by claiming that it had been the only alternative to civil war — which could, he said, have been as bad as Somalia. Really? One suspects that he doesn’t know much about Somalia. Indeed, one suspects that he doesn’t really know much about his own country either (he has spent most of his career abroad). There was no risk of civil war in Egypt before last week’s military intervention, and there is no risk of civil war now either. What we are seeing is a noholds-barred struggle for power between rival political movements, in a system where the political rules are newly written, hotly disputed, and poorly understood. And all the players have made some serious mistakes. The Muslim Brotherhood, on the basis of last year’s 51.7 percent majority for Morsi in the presidential election, assumed that it had the unquestioning support of half the population. This was probably not true. Many voted for Morsi in recognition of the Muslim Brotherhood’s long resistance to six decades of military dictatorship. Others voted for him in gratitude for the Brotherhood’s unfailing support for the poor, or in disgust at the fact that Morsi’s only opponent in the second round of the election was a leftover from the Mubarak regime. Perhaps as few as half of them actually voted for the Brotherhood’s core project of Islamising Egyptian law and forcing its own version of Islamic values on Egyptian society — but the Brothers seemed to think they all had. Even if that had been true, trying to impose fundamental changes on a country with the support of only half the population was not wise. Some of the constitutional changes that Morsi imposed, and some of his tactics for pushing them through, may actually have been the result of political compromises within the Brotherhood, where he constantly had to fend off the fanatics who wanted even more extreme measures. Nevertheless, the secular opposition parties inevitably saw him as an extremist, and genuinely feared that he would somehow manage to force the whole package on Egypt. So the secular parties responded with extra-constitutional tactics of their own: mass demonstrations that were explicitly intended to trigger a military take-over that would sideline Morsi and the Brotherhood. In only four days of demos, they succeeded, in large part because the army, a resolutely secular organisation, had its own grave misgivings about where Morsi’s government was taking Egypt. But the army hasn’t actually seized power. It has appointed Adly Mansour, the head of the Constitutional Supreme Court, as interim president, with the task of organising new parliamentary and presidential elections. It will not be possible to exclude the Muslim Brotherhood from those elections without turning the whole process into a farce — especially since the Brotherhood will probably be going through some changes of its own. The Muslim Brotherhood took little part in the 2011 revolution, and the men at the top, including Morsi, were utterly unprepared for power. They are now likely to be replaced by a younger generation of leaders who are more flexible and more attuned to the realities of power. They might even win the next election, despite all Morsi’s mistakes this time round. That’s the real irony here. If the opposition parties had only left Morsi in power, his unilateral actions and his inability to halt Egypt’s drastic economic decline would have guaranteed an opposition victory at the next election. Now it’s all up in the air again. But democratic politics is far from over in Egypt. Foolish things have been done, but the Arab Spring is not dead. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose columns are published in 45 countries.


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Jesus saw people in their need and for their potential A university professor asked his class to consider what Jesus said to a prostitute when He saw her. One of his students, said, “Jesus never saw a prostitute.” The professor happened to know his Bible fairly well and immediately pointed out Luke 7:36–50. However, the student persisted. He went on to say, “I don’t believe that Jesus saw a prostitute; I believe He saw a person.” The professor, now humbled, agreed with the student. As people, we naturally tend to categorize and pigeonhole others. We wonder and speculate (often judgmentally or critically) about their age, what they do for a living, how much money they make, etc., However, it is repeatedly clear in the Scripture that Jesus saw people in their need and for their potential. In general, He viewed people with compassion. “Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:35–36). In particular, Jesus viewed people as individuals. In Luke 19, the crowd saw a crooked little tax collector called Zacchaeus up in a tree. Jesus saw a host for dinner, a repentant sinner, and someone who would have tremendous impact for His kingdom. In Matthew 19, the disciples saw the children as an annoyance and distraction to ministry. Jesus saw them as open, sincere and used them as an illustration of the heart

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2003 — 10 years ago — Stettler golfer Shawn Schwartz attempted to play in the national championship tournament in Quebec, but was forced to withdraw after becoming ill with suspected food poisoning. — Halkirk Hotel got a facelift with extensive work to the historic hotel’s threestory exterior. — The Awesome Auction generated over $65,000 for the Heartland Youth Centre. — Stettler Dairy Queen joined members of its national chain to serve only Canadian beef and show solidarity in the border battle with the U.S. — Donalda’s Bethany Lutheran Church celebrated in 100th anniversary with three days of festivities. — Nearly 200 people attended the school reunion at Byemoor. 1913 — 100 years ago — Miss Hattie Ford of the Stettler School staff married Mr. M. Sullivan of Stettler. The couple will re-

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Is it progress, or history repeating itself? A trip to the B.C. Okanagan area saw an interesting development in horticultural production that bore an eerie resemblance to what occurred about 100 years ago in the same area. One can’t quite determine whether it’s the usual evolution in ag production, or history repeating itself. Anyone who has travelled to the Okanagan area over the past 30 years can’t help but notice the explosion of vineyards and wineries that are arising virtually everywhere. I lost track after counting more than 25, and there are even more spilling over into other areas. That compares to a mere handful of operations 30 years ago — it causes one to ponder what instigated this gold rush into building all these wine facilities and grape-growing operations. Clearly, it’s not cheap to establish a vineyard — it’s a highly intensive type

of horticulture that takes years to mature. It’s also not without risk — the biggest being weather. The Okanagan area tends to be at the northern frontier of wine-grape growing, although new varieties and cultivation technology is improving the odds. One presumes that the capital investment in even a modest wine/vineyard operation could be well into the million-dollarplus range. Land costs alone are astronomical in the area and a number of acres are needed to establish a viable operation. Add into that buildings, wine storage for a few years, labour costs etc. And, well, you get the picture. Oh, I forgot there is the matter of getting your wine listed and sold in liquor stores and restaurants — not an easy task, considering the vast number of wineries all competing for shelf space. Upon noting the history of the area, one finds that

about 100 years ago, there was a similar horticultural gold rush in the area. It seems back then the Okanagan-Kootenay area was deemed to be ideal for apple orchards. Land development companies bought up tracts of land and promoted the orchard idea to potential settlers primarily in the UK. Promotion schemes painted idyllic pictures of planting a few acres of apples and then watching money grow on trees. It seems a lot of folks took the bait and within a 20year period, almost every valley and benchland in the area that could grow apples and other tree fruits was populated by innocent new orchardists. Fruit-packing com-

panies sprung up everywhere to process the fruit and ship it all to market. Railways and lake paddle-wheelers shipped the fruit bounty of the remote area to markets across the country and even overseas. But alas, like so many schemes, the discipline of supply and demand took its toll and prices collapsed. For the fruit-growing region of the Okanagan and nearby areas, that has been the bane of growers for the past 80 years. And inevitably, it’s seen a steady decline in orchard acreage over those years. There were some marketing schemes hatched to deal with low prices. The B.C. Tree Fruits organization was created and there

‘Albertans have responded’ again Something predictable is happening in High River since the floods that devastated the town. As usual, the reaction of Albertans towards the victims of the 2013 floods is something that gives most of us a sense of security. I’ve always held the opinion that this province is a “get it done” kind of place and predictably it is. Without a thought or a hesitation, fellow Albertans are showing up to do some of the hardest and dirtiest work you could possibly imagine. They do it out of a sense of compassion and fellowship because they know if the shoe were on the other foot and the roles were reversed, somebody would be there for them. On Saturday night in Calgary, Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his gratitude to the people of Alberta and Canada for the outpouring of aid that has been quick to arrive. He also spoke of three young men from Edmonton that showed up at the High River rodeo grounds to dig into the mud and the garbage and help. The amazing thing is that these three young men didn’t know

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anyone from High River, but it made no difference — they were there just to help. From floods to prairie fires to devastating weather events — without fail — Albertans have responded time after time. They may be complete strangers, but they’re fellow Albertans and that seems to be motivation enough for some people to drive half way across the province to help. These people won’t end up on the front page of the paper, they won’t be recognized with a medal but the work they do is as important as anything we do in the Legislature. This disaster has also demonstrated that we in Alberta are blessed with some of the best firstresponders anywhere in the world. The first-responders also came from far and wide to assist in a time of need. The mentality of our first-re-

sponders is something that can only be described as selfless, no matter the emergency, no matter the location, and no matter the danger-they are always there. Anyone that is interested in helping out can meet at the High River Agricultural Society Rodeo Grounds. Volunteers are asked to bring their own supplies such as rubber boots, face masks, gloves, shovels, garbage bags, and buckets. Aid to the community can come in many forms, not just physical labour. Donating to the Alberta Floods Fund through Canadian Red Cross is also a way to lend support to the victims. For information on donating, please call the Red Cross at 1-800418-1111. Also, to find more information about helping the people of High River on Twitter, go to #missionpossible2. Rick Strankman, the MLA for Drumheller-Stettler, can be reached, or Twitter: @RickStrankman.

Central, southern Alberta show spirit Although the recent floodwaters directly affected a very small area in our riding of Crowfoot, our hearts and prayers go out to the folks in Calgary and surrounding areas for the challenges they are confronting. Many constituents in our riding are feeling the effects of the flood. Many of us have friends and family in Calgary (and elsewhere) that were directly affected and many constituents work in Calgary or in the path of the flood. The province is in charge of the co-ordination of disaster response and relief. After an event, the province seeks reimbursement from the federal government. The Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements provides financial support to provincial and territorial governments to help them respond and recover from natural disasters. We know that this process can take years. The federal government paid $129 million in costs for the Alberta flood of 2005, and the final reimbursement cheque arrived this past April. Premier Alison Redford has already estimated that the costs will be in the billions of dollars. On Wednesday of last week in Drumheller (where some residents on the outskirts of town were evacuated), I met with Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Vic Toews, who was in our province to inspect the flood damage. “The federal government is committed to doing whatever it can to assist Albertans in rebuilding their communities,” Toews said. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has been a key federal spokesman on the scene throughout the crisis, meeting with residents, workers, local officials and keeping the media up to date with information on emergency response procedures. Ken-

ney has advised us that businesses will have a few months longer to file their tax returns, temporary workers will be able to retain their status until paperwork is sorted out, and anyone affected by the flood who has been out of work for five days will be eligible for Employment Insurance. Prime Minister Stephen Harper saw first-hand the impact of the damage in Calgary. The Canadian Armed Forces dispatched 1,300 troops, helicopters, trucks and other vehicles to assist with evacuation, search and rescue and logistics. Our RCMP detachments have also been working very hard. “The people of central and southern Alberta are showing tremendous strength, courage

and resolve in their reaction to the devastating floods in the Alberta regions,” Harper said. “The federal government is taking swift action to help municipal and provincial authorities meet the needs of those affected. Members of the RCMP and the Canadian Armed Forces are already on the ground helping with search and rescue, evacuation and other logistics, and our government stands ready to provide all the support required.” The prime minister also saluted the amazing co-operation, teamwork and humanity being displayed during these very difficult circumstances. During the Canada Day weekend, I attended events, celebrations and parades in Crowfoot. I also spoke at

even was a single desktype tree-fruit marketing board. The feds helped by setting up tariff walls to keep out cheaper U.S. apple imports. Canneries were even established. But trade policy and marketing approaches changed over the past 20 years. Tariffs were eliminated, the marketing board was terminated and the inevitable imports took over the domestic market. The decline continued until the arrival of the vineyard and cottage winery boom. Apple orchards were torn up not just for vineyards, but also residential development — it seems the golden age for apple orchard owners had finally arrived. But will the wild expansion in vineyards also reach its breaking point just like it did with apples. It has that feel to it — and agriculture has that nasty habit of repeating itself. One notes that whilst travelling south across the

border into Washington state, you find truly industrial scale orchard operations with 1,000-acre-plus apple operations. No such operations exist in Canada and they surely helped the demise of fruit production in this country. One also notes that there’s an even larger explosion of vineyards and wineries being established in the U.S. — even in Idaho and Montana! One can buy good quality wine in American liquor stores for $6 a bottle — I suspect there is a message in that if history is to be heeded. One wishes those that are making substantial investments in Okanagan vineyards well — but the future looks ominous. But this being B.C., perhaps there is another future for this area if the vineyard dream collapses — maybe in 10 years, there will be a boom in creating legal marijuana plantations — and so the cycle continues.


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Town hits speed bump with traffic light RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Lengthy red lights on 70 Street at Highway 12 continues to frustrate motorists and raise the ire of Stettler town council. At its regular meeting last week, council decided to write a letter to Transportation Minister Ric McIver to urge staff to shorten the red lights north and south on 70 Street and to post “Local Traffic Only” signs on a service road where some drivers have long used as a bypass for a quick exit on the west side of town. “We’ve had this discussion before,” said Acting Mayor Peter Simons, who chaired the meeting for Mayor Dick Richards. Both requested last July, the town has hit a road block with Alberta Transportation. “So far, it hasn’t been accepted,” chief administrative officer Rob Stoutenberg said. Council members strongly agree that the timing is way off. “It’s a safety issue,” said Coun. Leona Thorogood, who noted that she was involved in a collision at the intersection as a result of the light. “The accident report indicated that the green light north and south is abnormally short,” she said. Coun. Malcolm Fischer added that he empathizes with drivers who have to wait six to eight minutes. Town staff also heard from local residents who suggested a sign to prevent speeding traffic. “I had a conversation with the homeowner and he says the shortcutting and speeding on the service road continue to be a concern,” said Melissa

Robbins, director of operational services, in a report to council. “He has witnessed multiple commercial vehicles using this road to get to the highway, instead of using the intersection of Highway 12 and 70 Street.” Purchase asphalt roller Town purchased a used asphalt roller for $60,000 from Goodtimes Equipment of Vulcan. “We have already purchased it,” CAO Stoutenberg said. Council was scheduled to approve the decision at a meeting which was cancelled because of a council family emergency. As part of the town’s capital budget, council approved purchase of a compactor. “The compactor can be used to complete road oiling projects and asphalt patches,” said Melissa Robbins, director of operational services. “It could also compact trenches if we purchased a sheep’s foot drum for the unit.” Council also authorized an additional $5,000 to cover shipping costs of $1,000 and a maintenance service. Parking-lot cleanup out With a new pressure-washing business in Stettler, the town will soon end its free service to clean parking lots of businesses. Responding to a letter from the owner of the new business, council agreed to end its free service RICHARD FROESE/Independent reporter to businesses although continue for not-for-profit Long lineups on Highway 12 are frequent as northbound motorists organizations. wait to turn westbound at the light, which is estimated to be as Currently with 20 public parking lots, the town long as five to seven minutes. will notify the clients of the discontinued service.

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New town council set for pay raise RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Town of Stettler members of council will get a raise in pay — for those coming on council in the fall. At its regular meeting last week, town council increased the annual rates for the mayor to $30,000 from $20,000, while councillors will get $15,000 from $13,333. “Even these new rates are lower than (those of) comparable size municipalities in 2012, as noted by a study of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association,” said the town’s chief administrative officer,

Rob Stoutenberg. Back in 2011, the pay for a mayor in a town with a population of Stettler was paid $35,000, while a councillor received $22,000, he noted. One town councillor opposed the rate increase. “The mayor should get twice as much as a councillor,” said Coun. Al Campbell, who wanted the rate for councillor to remain at the status quo. “I understand we are lower than everyone else.” Others agreed that the rates be adjusted for the new council. “To get quality people on council, I

don’t think we can undervalue that,” said Coun. Leona Thorogood, who announced in February that she won’t seek re-election and will complete nine years on council. She added that money shouldn’t be a key incentive to serve on council. “If you’re here for the money, you’re in for the wrong reason,” Thorogood said. Council agreed that pay be reviewed the summer leading up to the regular elections, now held every four years. “If we don’t raise the pay now, the new council will have to and that would not look good,” Thorogood said. Although absent from last week’s meeting, the mayor agreed when the issue

was discussed at a meeting the previous month. “I think it’s the right thing to do, to set the rates before the election,” Mayor Dick Richards said. “We hope it is passion and not compensation that keeps you here,” he told council. Back in fall 2010, the annual pay for mayor increased to $20,000 from $15,315 set in January 2008, while councillors rose to $13,333 from $11,486. Coun. Darcy Bachman also suggested that council receive increases for cost of living allowance in line with office staff, and council agreed.

County sets strategy; new office in plans RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Outgrowing its current headquarters, the County of Stettler has set a priority for a new office and shop as part of its new strategic plan that also raises stronger economic development effort on the top of the list. “Everything needs to be put in motion soon for plans for a new office and workshop,” chief administrative officer Tim Fox said during the monthly meeting in July when the plan was presented. By this December, the strategy calls for steps to identify a timelines and financial plans to replace the office building and shop, explore options for the current building and update and enhance a functional plan for the office and shop. More than two years ago, the county set a committee to discuss the future of the current base site with the option to relocate since the area is growing with residential development. Economic development Economic development has been set as a top priority. “We need to spend some more time on economic development and we don’t have an economic development officer in the budget,” Fox said. For many years, the position was shared with the communications officer. Fox and the plan recommends the county explore partnerships with Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development by next year August. To move forward, the plan calls for the county to determined desired outcomes for economic development next May.

“The county needs to look at pros and cons of increasing funding to an economic development authority or increase funding resources for the county to do in-house or status quo,” the plan states. Currently the county is also reviewing the need to fund such economic entities such as Canadian Badlands, Boomtown Trail and Trail of the Buffalo. Priorities Responsible accountable government, sustainable environment, infrastructure and service growth and organizational excellence are the top overall priorities laid out the strategic plan that was developed with suggestions from residents, council and staff. “Council and staff continually work to make the community we live in, the County of Stettler, a strong, vibrant and sustainable community,” the strategy states. Communications To connect with residents, the county plans to develop a communications-engagement strategy and create a schedule for public consultation in December.


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The County of Stettler administration believes it’s outgrowing its headquarters. “Everything needs to be put in motion soon for plans for a new office and workshop,” said county chief administrative officer Tim Fox.

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County of Stettler sets priority to fund area recreation projects RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Wrestling with ways to provide funding for recreation in the Stettler region, county councillors had several suggestions as council adopted a new strategic plan for the next few years. “I guess the only thing missing in this plan is amalgamation,” Coun. Joe Gendre said with a smile during the monthly council meeting in July, when the strategic plan was adopted.

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Rather than the county battling over how it allocates funding to recreational facilities in the region, another councillor suggests ratepayers have the choice by designating their taxes to specific services and programs. “Put the onus on the taxpayers, where they want their money to go for recreational facilities,” said Coun. James Nibourg “If we’re going to solve the problem, we have to think outside the box.” Nibourg said that would encourage facility operators to promote their facilities more. However, the reeve, wasn’t too optimistic about this approach. “It’s a good idea, (but it) won’t work,” Reeve Wayne Nixon said with a chuckle. Statistics for users are not very reliable, he added. “Numbers on users are not always believable, it’s a hard thing to prove,” Nibourg said. Under strategic planning, the county plans to complete a recreation funding review and develop a position paper by January. “The whole matter of recreation needs to be defined and a position paper developed to defend the level of support mainly with the Town of Stettler,” states the report. “The Town of Stettler feels strongly that the county needs to contribute significantly more for operating costs and capital costs in the Town of Stettler.” Further, the report states that currently through its recreation board, the county significantly support the county and villages for operations and capital costs and the county also supports the Town of Stettler with annual recreation funding of $128,000 and one-off capital contributions to Stettler Recreation Centre, Stettler Sports Park and the spray park when requested.

South Shore plan adopted for Buffalo Lake growth RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Residents around Buffalo Lake have commended municipal officials for an updated Buffalo Lake South Shore Inter-municipal Development Plan that promotes small lots near the lakeshore. After a joint public hearing in May, the County of Stettler adopted the plan at its monthly meeting in July with one community group specially thanking the committee and Johan van der Bank, director of planning and development for the county. “He’s done a superb job to keep the doors open and communicating with us,” said Corinne Cruickshank, speaking for Kath Rothwell, president of Scenic Sands Community Association. “They’ve definitely worked with us.” Many of about 35 residents at the hearing expressed support for the plan that supplements the Buffalo Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan that was adopted in 2010 by the County of Stettler, Summer Village of Rochon Sands and the



Summer Village of White Sands to guide future growth within the Buffalo Lake South Shore growth node. “I’m really pleased with participation,” said van der Bank, who noted that concerns were addressed along the process. He further said that the summer villages of Rochon Sands and White Sands are set to adopt the plan by the end of August. To further support this, the county has set other priorities for the lake under its new strategic plan. With plans to develop a trial system by June 2014, the county has set December 2018 to follow up projects for the Buffalo Lake inter-municipal development plan, shoreline management plan, stormwater master plan, investigate highway improvements, regional water servicing business plan, regional sanitary servicing plan, and a plan for trails, parks and marina. Alberta Transportation recommends improvements to highways 835 and 601, although no funding or plans have been set, the planning director explained. “The planning committee will endeavour to determine which road upgrades and improvements will be provincially funded and what grant funding opportunities may be available and a trigger point for road upgrades so that off-site levies can be charged,” van der Bank said. With the current pace of growth steady, he further said the plan requires water and sanitary services would be communal, economical and viable. Buffalo Lake south shore has potential to develop 2,377 new residential lots on the south, although an annual average of 12 lots have been developed in the last 35 years.

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RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Facing more than a dozen charges of theft and possession of stolen property from Bashaw, Stettler and other towns in central Alberta, a Mirror man will have to wait almost two months to find his verdict. Sentencing for Trever Sten Haggkvist was rescheduled for Aug. 22 in Stettler Provincial Court. The case was in court this month, though his lawyer and the regular Crown prosecutor were unable to attend. “It is my understanding that they will all be here on that date,” said lawyer Dan Wilson, appearing as an agent for the lawyer. “It is my understanding that this case has been resolved.” Next month, he will face seven counts of possession of stolen property, four counts of theft under $5,000, and one count each of unauthorized possession of property and mischief and damage under $5,000. Haggkvist, then 38, was arrested and charged last October by Bashaw RCMP with various counts and also by Stettler RCMP with 13 thefts and one case of mischief. During the investigation, Bashaw RCMP recovered an estimated $75,000 in allegedly stolen items. Police located one Bobcat Skid Steer, two ATVs, one UTV and more items that were also reported stolen from Innisfail, Lacombe, Morningside, Mirror and Erskine.

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Rochon Sands artist paints colourful stories LES STULBERG Independent reporter Like each of her paintings, Rochon Sands artist Vivian Bennett has a unique story to tell. She has been painting for 13 years. Throughout those years, she has drawn on the support of two local women, Mary Ann Baltimore and Shaunna Tremmel, as models for her work. “Without them, I would be a tree painter for sure,” said Bennett with a laugh. Bennett has her own expressionistic trademark style. Bennett said her models fall into character easily convey body language, emotion and feeling — something that is an integral part of her work. “Without them I would have to invent it, which is hard to do.” In contrast to realism style, Bennett says her models understand the finished product isn’t going to be an exact likeness of them. Tremmel called Bennett’s unique work “Vivianism.” Bennett said stories of the prairies inspire her work and she tries to capture the prairie spirit in her art. She says her work is intended to convey a feeling and emotion. A highlight in Bennett’s career came last fall when she was invited to participate in the Cenovus Energy art competition in Calgary. The invitation was extended to only select Alberta and Saskatchewan artists. Bennett was thrilled with the prestigious invitation. “It was such a big surprise. The phone call came out of nowhere.” When Bennett received the invitation, she hadn’t painted for two-and-a-half years, because of a broken shoulder and arm. Bennett and her friends have built an enduring friendship, through their 13 years of working together on Bennett’s projects. They describe the relationship as “teamwork” and “have a good bond.” “We bounce ideas off each other, critique and learn from each other,” Bennett said.

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Vivian Bennett (left) poses with one of her artistic creations, “Here They Come,” and her models of 13 years, Shaunna Tremmel and Mary Ann Baltimore. “It’s so much fun, I don’t look at it as work,” Baltimore said. Tremmel said after years on “Vivian’s journey,” she looks at things differently. “I’ve learned to see what’s outside the box. The reward is seeing the finished product.” The painting of Bennett’s that created the most attention at the Cenovus art competition was “Elsie’s Egg Money.” “Elsie” was the mother of Bennett’s husband. She would take her “egg-money” to town each Thursday, said Bennett. The competition ended with a gala in April in downtown Calgary, where the art entries were showcased. Bennett said the office building is

deemed one of the 10 most beautiful buildings in the world. She said there was plenty of security, and artists were treated to a “fabulous cocktail party.” “It was like being in a movie.” Bennett said she was excited to meet the other artists and have the opportunity to show her work. While Bennett’s art did not win the $12,000 first prize, she was happy “Elsie’s Egg Money” sold. “That was the best part — Cenovus bought it for their permanent collection — how good is that.” Bennett described her art career, the Cenovus success and Baltimore and Trem-

mel’s contribution as “coming full circle.” “I wanted to share the money with Mary Ann and Shaunna and their husbands,” Bennett said. Bennett had an early interest in art and took commercial art in high school in Edmonton, but credits her success as an artist to her many years as a visual display artist doing window displays for the downtown Bay store in Calgary. “That’s where I learned about shapes and composition.” Bennett said she enjoys painting stories about the Prairies and likes working with primary colours. “I want to share my ideas of how I see the Prairies and its people.”

HALKIRK HERALD By Dorothy Anderson and Rose Koenraadt Tiana Gamroth and Sydney Jordal played peewee provincial ball with the Coronation Steelers in Calgary last weekend. Congratulations on bringing home a bronze. The Allan Gamroths and the Doan Jamiesons were among the spectators. Sydney’s grandma, Sherry, played provincial ball with the Halkirk Jays at the same ballpark in 1981. This past weekend, Devon Johnson, Morgyn Jordal and Lynn Peach from the Halkirk/Castor area played squirt provincials with the Coronation team in Rim-

bey and were successful in winning the bronze. Congratulations. The team lost the semifinal by one run. It was very exciting ball for the spectators. From Halkirk were JD and Sandra Johnson, Kent and Evelyn Johnson and Doan and Sherry Jamieson. The Ashbacher family, along with Patric Lyster and Lori Nelson, attended the 31st annual All Canada Sheep Classic in Barriere, B.C., over the July 1st weekend and were among the 356 entries from Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island. Erin showed the grand champion Hampshire ewe and lamb. Lori showed the grand champion Cana-


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dian Arcott ewe and ram and Patric showed the reserve champion Horned Dorset ewe and ram. He also showed the champion Shropshire ewe, as well as the reserve champion ewe and lamb. They all did well in the sale even though lamb prices are down. We send sympathy to the family of Erma Hummel who passed away recently at the age of 86 years old. Her story is on Page 705 of the Halkirk History book. Congratulations to Brett and Rayanna Neilson on the birth of their sevenpound, three-ounce son, Ezra Jack Tanner, born on June 25 in Stettler. Proud grandparents are Tim and

Julie Neilson and Dave and Tammy Webster of Big Valley. Great grandparents are Joyce Neilson and Bud McFarland. Congratulations to Craig and Trina Turner of Edmonton on the safe arrival of twin daughters born on June 27. Jordyn weighed 7 lb.6 oz. and Mckenzie weighed 5 lb. 6 oz. They are sisters for four-year-old Brooklynn Donn, granddaughters for Wanda Turner and great-granddaughters for Jean Anderson. Congratulations to Rae-Anne Cordel, rodeo princess and runner-up for Queen at the Coronation Pro Rodeo held at the weekend. Rae-Anne will represent Coronation at various functions during

the next year. Friends of Buddy McFarland will be pleased to hear that he is now making his home in the Paintearth Lodge in Castor. Alison Dahmer returned home June 27 from Kassel, Germany, where she was in a class of 59 Canadian students studying German in a six-week university credit course. Following her studies, she spent two weeks travelling, going to Prague, Czech Republic, to Vienna, Austria and back to gMunich and Cologne. In Vienna, she met up with Tobias and in Cologne with Bastian, both former exchange students with the Ashbacher family. A great experience. George and Margaret

Rowland returned from a vacation to Glasgow, Scotland then went to Mallorca in Spain and finally returned to Glasgow before returning home. They were there visiting with Margaret’s relatives. Ed Ruff was recently in town seeing how the town has changed. He lived with his parents and sister 2 ½ miles north of town for 10 years. His story is on Page 414 of the Halkirk history book. Donna and Marvin Younger picked up their aunt Irene Schilling and took her to see her sister Ida Hallet in Sherwood Park on Canada Day and enjoyed the firework display that they put on up there.

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ENDIANG ENTERPRISE By Les and Rosemary Stulberg The memorial plaques have been installed for the memory lights on Endiang’s centennial pavilion. When Endiang staged its centennial celebration many made donations in memory of loved ones to install the lights on the little pavilion, that was built to mark Endiang’s centennial. Congratulations to Justin Jones and Kristina Peters who were married Friday in an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful farm yard of Justin’s parents, Miles and Lynne Jones. Their reception and wedding dance was held at the Byemoor hall. We wish this fine young couple all the best as they begin

their married life together. Justin and Kristina will reside on their farm north of Byemoor — once the Henry and Lydia Morlock place. It was nice to see a couple of former Endiang lads home for the Jones-Peters wedding — Gordon Duncan from Florida and Bob Ackerman from Richmond, B.C. Sympathy is extended to the family of Jean Boehlke on her passing Sunday night, at age 87. Jean was a longtime Endiang resident. She came to Endiang as a teenager with her parents Jack and Olga Ritchie, when they purchased the hardware store. Jean married a local farm boy Albert Boehlke and they raised their six

children here before retiring to Olds. Jean will be long-remembered for her wonderful sense of humour. Our thoughts are with the Boehlke and Ritchie families in their time of loss. A memorial service will be held for Jean at the Endiang Hall at 1 p.m. Saturday. Ken and Eleanor Schultz are hosting their 31st annual pancake breakfast and campout weekend on July 19-21 at their farm. There will be fireworks on Saturday night. On Sunday is the pancake breakfast, the 10th annual Great Endiang Balloon Race, Frisbee golf and a potluck supper. The Schultzs extend an invitation to all to attend any or

all of the weekend. Keep in mind the Wilkie 100-year farm celebration at Don and Wanda Wilkie’s on July 20 beginning at 3 p.m. They extend an invitation to all to join them in celebrating. Haying season has begun in the district, but with rain showers it is off to a slow start. Hopefully sunny weather is in the forecast. Terry Gallant is operating Ruthie’s Roost café in Endiang while Ruth is away. Dale and Dee Green along with Cody Hallett travelled to High River on the weekend, armed with pumps, to help Delaine Green start the clean up on her flooded home. Delaine now lives in Calgary but her house in

High River, which she rents out, had six feet of water in the basement. They said the town was a devastating sight. Sympathy is extended to the family of Art Mattheis who passed away on July 8. Art was raised at Scapa but farmed for many years in the southeast corner of the Endiang district, across from where Bill and Linda Smith live today. When Art retired to Stettler he sold his farm to Wes and Karen Gutsche. Our thoughts are with his family in their loss. Quote for the day — “People are still willing to do an honest day’s work. The trouble is they want a week’s pay for it.” — Joey Adams

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN By Linda Stillinger Scrumptious Saskatoons! The United Church has long been an active, committed part of the Big Valley area. During the late 1990s, the Big Valley United Church congregation was looking for a unique way to financially support their ministry here. Under the direction of the minister, Garth Bogart, members of the church, assisted by the

community and area residents, planted 3 acres of saskatoon bushes down near the railway tracks. The purpose was two-fold: the local citizens would have readily available, easily-accessible saskatoons to enjoy and in return these people would make financial donations to the local United Church. Dozens of people, including the school children, worked together to establish the saskatoon patch: donating

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trees, planting, and weeding. It took several years before the trees were mature enough to produce. Often years of drought or a late frost have resulted in no fruit. It is hoped that with the amount of rain we have had this year, we will be blessed with an abundance of big, juicy saskatoons. Watch to see when they are ready and take the time to enjoy the fresh air and the experience of picking. We know this will bring back fond memories of days gone by for many. Those who wish to make a donation may do so with Val at the Treasury Branch. All donations for the support of our local church are greatly appreciated. Happy eating! At the Elks June meeting the Royal Purple ladies were invited to a very fine supper put on by Bill and Crew. Once again fine eats were enjoyed by all. The Elks will be taking a summer break and their next meeting will be in September. The new piece of playground equipment to replace the climbing tower is now installed and in use at the Purple Park. Larry, Lloyd and Dennis provided the equipment and a good number of members helped with the building. Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped. After this project was complete Dennis roto-tilled the sand and the playground looks great. Upcoming Elks events include Big Valley’s Inter Lodge Golf on July 13, the annual Camp Out at Trochu on July 14 and Stettler’s Inter Lodge

Tournament on July 26. Congratulations to all the winners of the Big Valley Legion Annual Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest. Colour poster winners are: Grade 1: Grace McMullin, Mikayla Daychief Grade 2: Ashton Kaiser, Aughtum Wilkie Grade 3: Emma Jane McMullin, Landon Warren Grade 4: Brendan Rusnak, Brooklyn Chapman Grade 5: Ainsleigh Jean Lucki, Kasey Hiemstra Grade 6: Hayden Warren, Jessie Armstrong Grade 7: Anna Lauweryssen Grade 8: Haylee McNeil, Brooklyn Slootweg Grade 9: Russel Steen, Kyle Lawrence In the black and white category: Grade 3: Carolyn McNeil Grade 4: Thomas Butler Grade 5: Corbyn Stoneman Grade 6: Shaylyn McNeil, Ty Sukkau Grade 7: Emily Brown, Raina Leigh Thompson Grade 8: Brendan Sukkau, Victoria Jarmin Grade 9: Ashley Sukkau, Ryland Stefanik Four of our local students went on to win at the next level of completion. Congratulations to all.

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Alumni who traveled the furthest was Brendan Bell from Sherbrooke, QC Committee Members: Pat Dinsmore, Bruce Gartside, Amy Smith, Lorrie Shepherd, Pam Fuller, Samantha Volker, Mary Mueller, Judy Dinsmore, Sheila Norman, Erin Weinzierl, Mickey Jaffray Tasha Jaffray, Judy Massey and Brenda Baltimore. Don Seale — Chairman of Committee and Ella Bailey — Consultant Student Volunteers: Brayden Hofer, Hunter Nixon, Jordyn Nelson, Sharmaine Andres, Tessa Roberts, Mickey Jaffray, Kirsten Olesen, Rachel Seale, Jessica Dixon, Andrew Kneeland, Hanna Norman, Shianne Klatt, Ben Olesen and Randy Olesen. Sponsors: Merle Reynolds, Ben and Shirley Erickson, Larry’s Hot Oil, Echo Ridge Farm Inc., Rodney and Karen Norman, Hair On The Hill, Skybo School Society and The Village of Donalda.

What a GREAT weekend in Donalda with many past teachers and students attending the Donalda School Reunion, celebrating 100 years. The oldest student attending was Mysie (McKay) Dumont, she first attended Donalda school in 1927 and the furthest away was Marlene (Komishke) Murray from Kelowna. A special teacher Mr. Bill Simon, returned and conducted the “Blue Knight Band” a lot of emotions were shared at this short concert, it had been over 20 years since the group had played under Mr. Simon’s direction. Thank you to all the Committee Organizers and volunteers for the countless hours to put this all together, a job well done.


Sponsors: Jeff’s Automotive Repair & Restoration, Gallery with a View, Stettler Fountain Tire, Stettler Sobeys, Savage Value Drug Mart, Donalda Animal Rescue, i.d.apparel, Cabinet of Curiosities, Bounty Onsite Inc., Street Rod Corner (Strathmore, AB), Rubber Duck Yard Care, John’s Vending Ltd, Jims Video, Stettler A&W, Sean’s No Frills, Stettler Peavey Mart, Woody’s Automotive Ltd., Crossroad Holdings, Q 93.3FM, Weatherford, Otherside Restaurant & Lounge, Dino’s Bar & Grill, Lazy M Stables, Wells Furniture, Jewel Theatre, Snap-On Kevin Peters, Stettler Dairy Queen, Re-Glycol, Muhlbach Electric Ltd., J.T. Auto Body Ltd., Aspen Ford Sales Ltd., Stettler Dodge, Stettler GM, Brennan Auto Body Repair Ltd., Stettler Home Hardware, Don’s Car Sales Ltd., Stettler Massage Therapy, Stettler Business & Tourism Centre, Naturally Yours, Wendy Vandenhoven, Teresa Finkbeniner, Debbeez Flowers & Gifts Inc., Donalda Museum, Donalda Coulee Friendship Club, Les Edwards, Donalda Community Arts Society, County of Stettler Housing Authority, Wm. E. Hay Composite High School and Blokes Bakery. Volunteers: Juanita Ewing, Chad Holden, Chad Ramstad, Marie Brown, Ami Stensrud, Paul Webb, Shawn Rogers, Jim Middleton and everyone else that helped in any way Thankyou to the Donalda Coulee Freindship Club for hosting the Pancake Breakfast and to the Donalda Animal Rescue for hosting the lunch. The Show & Shine had 82 entries this year Thank you to all those who showed their vehicles and to those that just came to admire. Show & Shine Organizers - Jeff & Wanda Stensrud


Live Auction Donations: Stettler New Holland, Stettler Dodge, McDonalds, CoOperators, Q93.3 Radio, Wells Furniture, Aspen Ford, Hideway Salon, Napa Auto Parts, Pharmasave, GM Motors, Apple Drugs, Savage Drugs, Johnson and Connor Insurance Agencies, Lane Damberger, Hair on the Hill, Larry’s Hot Oil, Teresa’s Bookkeeping, Tundra Environmental Drilling, Stettler Funeral Home, Echoglen Gardens, Clara Hofer, Irene Ross, Panda Flowers, Recovery Room, Dan and Gwen Wood and Teresa’s Catering. Auctioneer Crew: Albern & Janet Bergstrom, Tracee Vikse, Dave Vikse and Brad Lohr ring guys. Bounce House Volunteers: Lorraine Blouin, Girls from Donalda Colony and all the parents who helped supervise. Les & Kathy Webb for picking up and returning Bounce Houses. Parade Marshalls: Ray Kneeland and John Pearson. Afternoon Entertainment: Music by Kenny Johansson, Rick Stenlund, Alex Salmon and Friends, and our own Minnie Jude, Brenda Gartside, Marlene Conibear, Ken Walker, Lane Damberger and Sam Young. Demonstrations by Bashaw Sunshine Cloggers and Donalda Light Riders. Ben Van Haga for moving the trailer stage. Roberts Family for cleaning the grounds. Donalda ATB & Donna Dahl for money for kids coin pit. Organizing Committee: Maria Roberts, Bruce Gartside, Byron Norman, Marlene Conibear, Beth Fulton, Darlene Tantrum, Judy Dinsmore and Ken Walker. Teresa’s Catering for the awesome Steak Supper. Hammer Union Band for the great music. Fireworks: Byron Norman and Roy Fulton. Q 93.3 and Stettler Independent for all the coverage regarding the celebration.

Thank you to the Community for your generous support. It takes a lot of work and support to put on a celebration of this calibre. We do apologize if we missed anyone.

On Saturday the Show & Shine drew over 80 cars, and the winners of the raffle were Becky Clement od Donalda winning $750.00, Clayton McComish of Stettler winning $500.00 and Sandra Keith of Byemoor winning $250. Congratulations! Thank you Jeff and Wanda Stensrud for organizing this big event. July 1 celebrations were wellattended, although it was hot there was a gentle breeze which made the day very enjoyable. The day ran from 8 am with pancake breakfast until 11 pm with fireworks, and entertainment for all through out the day, thank you for supporting your, our and my community and making this day fun. The Donalda Parent Group thank everyone for their support to raise

funds to build a new playground at the school, they ran a concession all day at the hall and sold 50/50 tickets and the winner of $487.50 was Kayla Baird. Congratulations Kayla. Birthday wishes go out to Eam Fox, Merle Norman, Rayden Thomas, Marty Larson, Ashley VanHaga, Brutus Norman, Dean Anonson, Joe Kotz, Joshua Nixon, Porter Kneeland, Richard Larson, Dick Rider, Michelle Anonson, Larry Donald, Tracy Crumly, Donna Norman, Rae-Ann Foot, Anita Jackson, Dixie Massey, Luke Wells, Adam Murphy, Anne Kotz, Jeanette Schoettler, Karl Sideritch, Ranier Salmon, Josh Hillestad, Betty Roadhouse, Brett VandenBrink, Kerri Shepherd, Dillon Meston, Vivian Halseth, and everyone else celebrating a birthday this week. Happy Birthday!

ERSKINE ENQUIRER By Cheri Neitz Hotdogs, marshmallows, fireworks, bonfires, family, friends, weddings, and reunions. Summer is wrapped up

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BOTHA BOOSTER By Louise Bellair A really fun time is happening around the Botha Area for the month of July. Botha Summer Playground Program is well on its way now and everyone is having a blast. Jamie Wahl is hosting the program again this year, and enjoys doing it. This program runs every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, and they start out their day at the Botha Hall, with lots of fun activities daily. Yesterday and tomorrow is their baking week, making and decorating cakes and enjoying them Sounds like a yummy time. Then next Tuesday, there will be a guest showing up on Tuesday showing and making things out of clay, sounds like a fun activity. Journeying the morning time, they also go outdoors (weather permitting) for a lot of fun events, also a lot of water play, which a person needs in this warm weather we have been enjoying. So please parents bring them a change of clothes and a towel daily, thank you. Jamie likes all the help she can get to, so parents if you have some spare time, please feel free to stay around and help out with these fun events. It’s a blast for everyone. For more information on these activities, feel free to phone Jamie at 403-742-5596. Come out to the Botha Senior Centre next Tues-

day at 7:15 p.m. for another great evening of fun and excitement. It’s Bingo time. So make sure you make it out. You could be the next winner. Two weeks left before there will be a penalty added on to your land tax bill, so make sure you get out to the Village Office and get these paid before the end of this month. Don’t forget there is a dog by-law in our little Village of Botha. All dogs when they are outside must be on leashes and under control at all times. If a person is doing clean up and need to go to the Botha Transfer Station please show up on Tuesdays between 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Saturdays between 8 a.m. and noon. Please help this village stay clean this summer. Don’t forget coffee is always on at 10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at the Botha Senior Centre, and they would love to see everyone join them.

GADSBY/WESTWOODS By Paulette Heer Glorious summer, green grass, suntans and mosquitoes! Hey, nothing’s perfect. Gloria and Stan Diegel have been enjoying the season. Daughter Richelle and Greg Skocdopole and family picked up Stan and Gloria and headed to B.C. for a nostalgic trip through the mountains, staying at Banff, Radium, Castlegar, Revelstoke (two nights), taking in the Enchanted Forest, Three Valley Gad, Train Museum and the Glass House. Lots of memories from the past as Stan and Gloria last took the same trip 26 years ago with their family. On Friday they celebrated three granddaughter’s birthdays with a party at Arden and Deanne’s. Happy Birthday to Sadie (June 26), Eva and Ella (July 6). Helping with the combined celebration were Wade and Ybiett and family, Richelle and Greg and family, Tasha and Aaron and family, Auntie Heather of Sherwood Park, Darcy and Sherry and boys of Alex and Grandma Donna Beier of Stettler. Congratulations to Tanner and Jennifer Diegel who were married at Jennifer’s parents farm, Chris and Doug Orom on Saturday, July 6. The reception and dance followed at the

Bashaw community center. The Medinsky/Duris estate/farm sale was a success with good weather and lots of people there. Don and Elsie Yates have returned home from a trip to Frederick, Maryland, us getting acquainted with their new granddaughter Sofia Marsha, staying with the new parents Glen and Alma Yates and their family. This was Grandma Elsie’s second visit but Grandpa Don’s first. It’s exciting to have Neal Walgenbach back racing at the Calgary Stampede. Go Neal!b And Curtis Cassidy had the fastest time on the first day of rodeo, with a four and one in steer wrestling. Good start, Curtis. Wallace and June Winter were here visiting daughter Jewel and John Heer, Hannah and Bailey as well as Percy and Paulette. They took in the awards day at Botha for all the students and enjoyed watching Hanna receive an achievement award. Jewel and John hosted a birthday party for Hannah on June 25 with supper, gifts and fun for all. Congratulations to Brooke Heer, who made it to the honour roll and power list in Cranbrook, B.C., receiving the highest grades for Grade 7. Paulette and Percy Heer took in two of the provincial soccer fi-

nals, hosted in Stettler. They enjoyed watching grandson Matthew Wideman, captain of the Three Hills “Strikers” team. After the final game Sunday, Percy and Paulette, Curtis, Matthew and Clayton along with Keith and Glennys Adrian celebrated with dinner out at the Tasty Wok. Christy Wideman, Matthew and Clayton visited Grandmother Iona Berg during the weekend; after games. Merle and Donna Gordon hosted a Rohrer family reunion on the weekend with 50 family gathered at the family farm north of Gadsby. They enjoyed mutton busting, swimming and lots of visiting, into Gadsby for ball games and a pig roast at the ball diamonds and a dance at the community hall. People came from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta; including daughter Kim and Brian from Winnipeg. A 90th birthday turkey supper, hosted by daughter Lavonne and granddaughter Kourtney in honor of Mrs. Elsie Hronek took place June 27th at her home. Son’s Dwayne (Shannon) and Stan Hronek, granddaughters Kourtney and Kassidy, along with Lavonne and Smitty and good friend Mary Stewart were all there to help her celebrate.

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Location: From Hwy. #9 and Hwy. #36 intersection east of Hanna go 22 miles north on Hwy. #36 & then 1 mile west & 1 mile south; OR from Hwy. #12 and Hwy. #36 intersection east of Castor go 17.5 miles south on Hwy. #36 & then 1 mile west & 1 mile south. • NW 1/4 Sec. 13 Twp. 34 Rg. 14 W4 •





• Case 1070, 1974, 108 hp, 8,638 hrs., 20.8 X 34 tires, 2 hyd’s., powershift, 540/1000 pto. • Case 1270, 1977, 137 hp, 8,910 hrs., 20.8 X 38 duals, 2 hyd’s., powershift, diff lock, 1000 pto.

• Case 730 w/ Allied 590 FEL & grapple, 1963. • Case 970 w/ Ezee-On FEL & grapple, 1974, 93 hp, 7,358 hrs. w/ motor rebuilt @ 5000 hrs., 18.4 X 38 duals, 2 hyd. outlets, 540/1000 pto.

• Versatile 555 4WD tractor, 1980, 4,405 hrs., 4 hyd’s., 18.4 X 38 duals, needs motor work. • Case DC-4, 1952, 2 hyd.’s, live hyd. & pto, • Case D, 14.9 X 26 tires, hand clutch. • JD 755 w/ FEL, MFWD, 20hp, needs head gasket. • Cockshutt 70 & Case DC-4 parts tractors. SHOP EQUIPMENT & TOOLS • Century 295 Amp welder w/ cables, 220V • Forney F-225 welder w/ cables, 220V • Oxy Acetylene cutting torch w/ bottles & cart • Coleman 6hp., 33 gal. air compressor, 110V • Motomaster 12V battery booster pack • Portable air compressor, 110V • Drill press • Dewalt cut-off saw • Butterfield tap & die set • Bostitch air nailer • 20 Ton press • Toolboxes • Parts washer • 3/4” socket set • Floor jacks • Assorted wrench sets • Air & hand tools • 2 Ton engine hoist • Deep sockets • Ramps • (3) - Steel office desks • 2” Water pump • Electric drill & Skilsaw • Welding helmets • Logging & roller chain • B&S 5hp. motor • Pipe vice, cutter, bender, threader & rimmer • Variety of bearings, hyd. fittings, nuts & bolts.

• 2001 SWS 26’ gooseneck t/a flatdeck trailer. • 1999 Titan Renegade 20’ t/a gooseneck stock trailer, center divider. • 2 Horse trailer • 2003 Homemade 8’w X 9’l car hauler trailer • 20’L X 8’W Flatdeck s/a hay wagon • 1992 Ford Mustang 2 door car, 177,560km • 1985 Ford F-250XL ¾ ton ext. cab truck w/ flatdeck, standard, 204,201 km • 1974 Ford F-600 3 ton s/a grain truck w/ 15’ wood box & hoist, drill fill ready, 10F/2R. BINS, AUGERS & TANKS • (1)-Westeel Rosco & (1)-Butler 1650bu. bins| • (1) - Butler 1200 bushel grain bin • Farm King 7”, 35ft., pto. driven grain auger • Scoop A Second 6”, 36ft. grain auger • 6” X 24’ auger • 4”, 12 ft. hyd. drill fill auger • 1250 Gal. poly water tank • Auger hoppers • 300 Gal. fuel tank w/ stand, hose & nozzle • 100 Gallon slip tank w/ hand pump • (2)-500 Gal. fuel tanks w/ stand, hose, & nozzle. LAWN & GARDEN • MF 14 lawn tractor w/ 48” deck, tiller, snowblower, & blade • Lawn sweep • Ford LS35 lawn tractor w/ 38” deck • 3½’ Bulldozer blade for Yardman lawn tractor • Lawn tractor land leveler • Weedeater. MISCELLANEOUS • 10,000 Watt generator w/ 16hp. motor • Antique rope making machine & drill press • Hydraulic control valves, fittings & pump • ±100 Sheets of 26 ft. tin roofing • Nexus grain tester • Extension ladders • Pto adapter • Cream cans • Hay probe • (2) - 10’X13’ garden sheds w/ sliding doors • JD pump engines, (not running) • Pump jacks • Elec. fencer & supplie • 1 Hp elec. motor • Assort. flat & angle iron • Hydraulic rams.M • (12) - 7”X12ft. & (4) - 12”X12ft. treated posts • ±200 Hat Collection • Antique china cabinet • Shetland harness • Calf puller • Tiger torch • (10) - 3½ft. X5½ft. Steel pallets • Sucker rod • 1985 Ford ½ ton parts • Plus Much More!

LUNCH BY SCAPA LADIES LIVESTOCK & FEED RELATED • Livestock Dealer License #76949 •

• (9)-Mixed cow/calf pairs.(Exposed to bull July 1st.) • 7 Yr. old Black Angus bull • (1) - Tan cow • ±80 bu.Homemade & Hi-Hog creep feeders • ±85 Round hay bales, 1 & 2 years old • ±100 Round Oat straw bales, 3 years old • ±1100 Bushels of Oats. • ±400 Bushels of Rye • 7 - Bags of Brome/Alfalfa/Crested wheat hay mix • (2) - 12ft. X 6½ft. Pipe framed bull feeders • (4) - 20ft. X 6½ft. Pipe framed bale feeders • (4)-2W 12’ Overhead frame gates • Fenceposts • (3) - Sommerville 12’ gates • Calf tipping table • (5) - Mineral feeders • Assorted gates & panels • Hog loading chute, feeders, & shelter. FARM EQUIPMENT • Hesston 565A hard core round baler, 1994 • Leon 790 FEL w/ grapple, 7 ft. bucket, joystick • Leon 12 ft. dozer blade w/ mounts • Walinga grain vacuumn • (2) - JD sickle mowers • Knutson t/a 6 round bale mover • 20’ Noblebladem • Case 20’ tandem disc w/ & drag harrows • Greenslade 10’ land leveler • Crow 8’ snowblower • Morris 32’ cultivator • IH 480 14’ tandem discer • Farm King 180 grain roller, 10” • 12’ Cultivator • Inland 150 bu. hopper on trailer • Homemade 8” post hole auger • (3) - Versatile #10 p/t swathers, 15’, 18’, & 20’ • (3) - John Deere 6601 p/t parts combines • NH 1002 square bale mover • Logsplitter • JD LZB (2X14’) hoe drills • JD 14’ LZA hoe drill • Case 20’ & 25’ cultivators • 3 & 4 Bottom plows • Farm King 60’ 5 bar harrow bar • Linden postpounder w/ 3 way hydraulics • (2) - MF 15ft. discer w/ packer wheels • 14’ Grain box on trailer & utility dump cart, w/ hoist • NH 8’ rolobar hay rake • Pto driven wire roller • Square bale elevator • Round bale unroller • (5) - 30’ Drill stem • Utility garbage trailer. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Dallas has sold his farm & is pursuing other interests. Items are well cared for & there is something here for everyone! For more info. call Dallas evenings only @ (403) 854-3667 or DAS @ 1-(877) UP4BIDS (874-2437).

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Location: From Halkirk go 13 miles north on Hwy. #855 & then 4 miles west; OR from Hwy. #53 & Hwy. #855 junction west of Forestburg go 8 miles south & then 4 miles west. • NW Sec. 20 Twp. 40 Rg. 16 W4 •




• John Deere 5200, 1994, 1,230 hours, 9F/3R, 40 hp, 14.9 X 28 tires, 3 pt. hitch, 2 hyd’s., 540 pto, shedded, excellent condition.




• 2006 Yamaha Rhino 660, 4X4, clutch kit, winch, 1202 hours, 8177km, fog lights. • 1977 Prowler 23 ft. t/a holiday trailer, sleeps 6, awning,.sink, fridge, stove, upgraded hot water tank,, bathroom w/ tub & toilet.

• Westeel Rosco ±600 bu. hopper bottom bin • Westeel Rosco ±300 bu. hopper bottom bin • (5) - ±100 bu. Hopper bottom automatic feed dispenser poly feeders w/ solar panels & timers. • ±50 bu. Poly hopper bottom tank w/ stand. • Rosco ±1200 bu. grain bin • Westfield W80-51 pto grain auger, 8”, 51ft. • 300 & 500 Gal. fuel tanks w/ 1 metal stand • (3) - 300 Gal. fuel tanks w/ 2 metal stands • 100 Gal. slip tank w/ 12V electric pump • 50, 100, & 400 Barrel steel tanks on skids • 200 & 270 Gallon poly water tanks • 250 Gallon aluminum water tank on s/a trailer. LIVESTOCK RELATED

• 2010 PJ 32 ft. t/a gooseneck flatdeck trailer w/ beavertails, 7000lb. axles.

• Ford 555A backhoe w/ 7ft. bucket, 1984, 62 hp, 1,514 hours showing, 16.9 X 24 tires. SHOP EQUIPMENT & TOOLS

• Lincoln 300 Classic diesel welder w/ skid, cables, vice, toolbox, cord reel etc. • Lincoln 300 welder gas welder on trailer • Miller 210 Millermatic mig wire welder w/ aluminum spool gun, cart & bottle, 220V • Acklands Tigercat 8000W welder w/ Onan 16 hp motor, 1405 hours • Jason 16sp. drill press • Coats 40-40A tire changer • Welding table • Carolina 55 ton HD pressn • Parts washer • Carolina 5000 engine hoist • Bolt cutter • Carolina Industrial HV20 metal bandsaw • Oxy acetylene cutting torch w/ hoses & cart • Gas driven air compressor w/ 5hp. motor • (2) - Anthes Frostfighter 350,000btu heaters • (2) - 5000 Watt & (1) - 5500 Watt generators • Husqvarna gas powered cut-off saw • Makita & Dewalt cut-off saws • Air tools • Extension ladder • Floor jacks • Sandblaster • Pressure washer w/ Honda 4hp motor. LAWN & GARDEN • (2)- 10’ X 12’-Blue hard plastic garden sheds • JD GT 242 ride on lawn tractor w/ 48” deck • Fimco 10ft. yard sprayer w/ 25 gal. poly tank • 3 Pt. hitch pto. driven grass seeder • (4) - Weedeaters.

• 1982 Allendale 26ft. t/a gooseneck dually flatdeck trailer w/ beavertails • 1977 Roadrunner 18ft. t/a 4 horse trailer • 2003 Double A 8ft. X 13ft. s/a utility traile • 4ft. X 8ft. s/a utility trailer • 5th Wheel hitch. VEHICLES • 1998 GMC Sierra ext. cab short box truck, 4X4, 6” susp. lift, 3” body lift, 313,693km • 1998 Dodge 1500 reg. cab truck, 4X4, auto, A/C, 171,957 km • 1974 Ford F-250 Custom truck. MISCELLANEOUS

• Screw compressor oilfield building. (NEW) • 16ft. Homemade h.d. landroller w/ scraper • Large variety of domestic deer antlers • (2) - Sea Can Containers - 40’L X 8’W • Enclosed 8’X14’ refrigeration reefer skid, 220V • JD 310 backhoe frost bucket • 8 Man hot tub • JD 6ft. 3 pt. hitch medium rough cut mower • Cross Trax quad deck for GMC w/ 12’ ramp • Large quantity of pipe, sucker rod & stands • Metal truck toolboxes • Filing cabinets • Cata-Dyne heaters • (2) - IH pump engines • Reliance Electric 250hp., 460V elec. motor • Ford 300 inline gas 6 cyl motor • Baker pump. (




• ±60 Acres of pipe frame deer fence to be removed by buyer before Oct. 31/2013 • 12’ X 8’ Portable insulated heated building w/ automatic watering system, 750 gal. poly water tank, 1000 gal. propane tank, large solar panel • (24) -16’L X 10’H Portable pipe frame windbreaks • Ener Cap insulated heated poly water tank (runs on propane) • JD A150C propane heater • Solar panel w/ water pump • 6’ Texas gate • Hi Qual calf tipping table • 12V Elec. fencer • Homemade deer/cattle squeeze • Metal gates • Deer 8ft. high tensile fence stretcher • Bobcat 20 post hole digger, 3”, 5”, & 6” • Homemade skid steer grapple & bale forks • (4)-Saddles & (3)-Saddle stands • Tote bags • New barbed wire rolls • Treated fence posts • (21)-Lengths of tech fence. Auctioneer`s Note: Norbert & Lisa had an oilfield business & were also deer farming; thus the huge variety of items UP4BIDS in excellent condition. For more information call Lisa @ (403) 358-3410 OR Dunkle Auctions @ 1-(877)UP4BIDS (874-2437).

This List Subject to Additions and Deletions

DUNKLE AUCTION SERVICES Auctioneers Dwayne Dunkle Doug Johnson

Cal Herder Kurt Cole

BOX 545 CASTOR, ALBERTA Sale Site Sale Day:(403) 575-5388 & 740-1099 Tel: 1-(877)874-2437(UP4BIDS) The "SOUND" that "SELLS"

Cashiers Marcy Renschler Deanna Dunkle AB License #209769

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The Stettler

Independent B1 Sports July 10, 2013


News and Sports: 403-740-4426

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

The host Stettler FC earned the silver medals Sunday at the provincial under-18 girls’ Tier 4 rural soccer championship. Stettler lost 4-1 to Lacombe in the final at West Stettler Park. In the back row (from left) are coach Dave Dittrick, Amy Sylvester, Angela Gendre, Elisha Pederson, Breanna Davis-Hall, Nicola Bennett, Sara Salsbury, Carly Armstrong, Amy Stratulate, Jayden Doucette and coach Shelley Davis-Hall. In the front row (from left) are Joanna Carstairs, Ally Dittrick, Ashton Cottam, Dani Dyrland, Alisha Coules, Georgia England, Jessica Dorval, Kennedy Fisher and Melanie Verhoeven. In the foreground is Jillian Broemeling.

Silver lining for Stettler U18 girls Provincial hosts fall to familiar foe in Lacombe in final JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor

Just a couple of weeks after they finished high school exams, Stettler’s under-18 girls wrote history Sunday. “The U18 girls did an awesome job this year,” co-coach Shelley Davis-Hall said after host Stettler’s silver-medal performance in the provincial Tier 4 rural soccer championship. “It’s the first girls’ team from Stettler to win a provincial medal. “I can’t say much as a coach, because it’s the girls that do all the work. But both Dave (co-coach Dittrick) and I are very proud of them.” In the gold-medal game, Stettler lost 4-1 to a familiar opponent in Lacombe, which also defeated Stettler in the provincial qualifier and in the Central Alberta Soccer Association final. “We’ve played them a few times this year,” Davis-Hall said with a smile before the medal presentations at West Stettler Park. “We just didn’t get any bounces today. We’ve had very, very good games with them. Both teams are very competitive — a lot of fun.” The Lacombe under-18 girls, includ-

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Ashley Nelson receives her gold medal — and a hug — from her coach Sunday after Lacombe beat Nelson’s hometown team, Stettler, 4-1 in the under-18 final. ing Stettler’s Ashley Nelson, were part of a golden Sunday for the Lacombe association. The Lacombe under-16 boys won their provincials in Stettler and Lacombe’s under-18 boys were victories on their home turf. “CASA representatives have been awesome throughout all the divisions,” said

D Davis-Hall, noting bronze-medal finishes ffor the Stettler under-12 boys (in Three Hills) and under-18 boys (in Lacombe). H In the eight-team under-18 girls’ tournament at Stettler, Cold Lake edged Edson 3-2 m iin an extended bronze-medal game. That contest delayed the medal presentations, so tthe Stettler and Lacombe entourages hung around the park for more than an hour longer than anticipated Sunday afternoon. “The girls played their hearts out,” said Davis-Hall, whose daughter Breanna plays D with Stettler. “They’re all hurting — they’ll all be soaking in the bathtub tonight.” One of the hardest-working Stettler players was 16-year-old keeper Jillian Broemeliing, a call-up who kept the score within striking range. “Jill played outstanding,” said coach Davis-Hall. “She has been playing off and on with me since U14, kind of every second year. I’m very familiar with her. She came and played for me last year in Tier 3 with the U16s. She’ll be on this team (under-18) next year.” Alisha Coules scored Stettler’s lone goal in the final, after netting a hat trick Saturday evening in a 3-2 comeback win over St. Paul. “We were down 2-1 with 10 minutes left,” Davis-Hall replayed. “Alisha got taken out in the box, and she scored on the penalty shot, so then we were tied 2-2. Less

than five minutes later, she scored her third goal for the hat trick, which brought us to the gold-medal game.” A tie in the St. Paul game would have been enough to send Stettler to the goldmedal game. The victory gave Stettler three wins in as many round-robin games, including a 3-1 win over Carstairs on Friday and a 4-1 decision against Smoky Lake on Saturday. Stettler and Lacombe each won their respective pools with 3-0 records. Lacombe toppled Thorsby 9-2, Sherwood Park 5-1 and Edson 6-0. Celine DeWit and Sierra Lyons each scored two goals for Lacombe in the goldmedal game. In its opening win over Carstairs, Stettler got goals from Coules, Georgie England and Jessica Doval. Coules and England each tallied twice in Stettler’s victory over Smoky Lake. It was an emotional day for Smoky Lake, which learned immediately after that game that 16-year-old teammate Stefanie Dick had died in a pickup truck crash near her hometown. Smoky Lake persevered and played the balance of the tournament, edging Sherwood Park 5-4 in the seventh-place game Sunday. In the fifth-place contest, Carstairs beat Thorsby 3-1.

Stettler boys net bronze medals JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Members of the Stettler under-18 boys’ team sport their bronze medals Sunday at the Tier 4 rural provincial soccer championship in Lacombe. Stettler defeated Hinton 4-3 in the third-place game. In the back row (from left) are coach William Stephenson, Anthony Vanderburg, Frank Kim, Jake Vermeer, Taylor Chase, Brandon Wintringham and manager Carla Vanderburg. In the front row are Braden Deagle, Logan Hadwell, Frank Van Ommeren, Chad Deltor and Andrew Kim. Missing from the photo are Matt Bennett and coach Didier Niyibizi.

Stettler remains in the medal picture for a third straight year at the provincial under-18 boys’ Tier 4 rrural soccer championship. After winning the title last year, and mining silver in 2011, the latest Stettler side settled for a bronze medal Sunday afternoon at Lacombe, edging Hinton 4-3 in the third-place game. In semifinal play early Sunday morning, Stettler dropped a 3-0 decision to hhost Lacombe, which went on to beat Vegreville 2-1 in the gold-medal match. The under-18 feat was the second bronze-medal finish for Stettler Minor Soccer Association teams Sunday.

The under-12 boys placed third at Three Hills, dumping the Hurricanes 9-2. Stettler’s under-18 girls reached their final at home, but earned a silver medal after a 4-1 loss to Lacombe. The youthful under-16 boys’ team from Stettler also hosted the provincials, but lost all of its four games. The Stettler under-18 boys were warriors, playing five games in three days with a short bench. Stettler opened with a 12-0 rout of Morinville on Friday, and kicked off Saaturday with an 8-2 victory over Sherwood Park. Stettler’s first taste of defeat came in a 3-2 loss to Hinton, the team Stettler later defeated in the bronze-medal match. Continued on Page B3

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The Stettler contingent with the Lougheed-based regional team that earned a silver medal at the provincial under-19 girls’ fastball championship at Leduc is made up of Jessie Anderson (left), Kennidy Fisher, coach Veronica Anderson, Brooke Torgerson and Dani VanDusen. Before joining the Bombers, the Stettler girls played with their hometown Heat under-19 team, which had a 5-1 regular-season record and mined bronze in the Stettler tournament. Stettler was unable to commit to the provincials, so four Heat players went to the Bombers.

Stettler’s Stephen Zuk of the Lacombe Dodgers eyes a pitch during midget AA competitive baseball action. The Dodgers, including Stettler natives Riley Anderson and Jordan McCallum, were on the road last weekend, losing 14-11 to the Edmonton Angels on Sunday after beating the St. Albert Cardinals 12-11 and the South Jasper Place Jays Black 7-5 on Saturday.


Stettler stages Camp Teckla for 17th summer Photos by John MacNeil Independent editor A pair of 16-year-olds, Kass Hronek (left) of Halkirk and Maisie Freerksen of Castor, go through drills under the watchful eye of Chris Matts, one of the Camp Teckla coaches.

Stettler natives Kyle Poapst (left) and Justin Fleischhacker were stylin’ in NBA colours last week during the 17th annual Camp Teckla basketball camp at the high school gym.

Caleb Hunt (left) of Daysland faces Gavin Loshny of Stettler in the high school group.

Carlota diaz-Pico of Spain attended Camp Teckla while visiting her aunt in Stettler.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013




Two bronze medals for Stettler boys Continued from Page B1 UNDER-18 BOYS: Stettler coach William Stephenson said the under-18 boys showed a commitment that isn’t typical of players in that age group. “The young men played with heart and passion,� he said. “As a team, they worked well together. Throughout the season, they showed their heart and talent and commitment that’s necessary to pull out extraordinary wins like today’s. They improved on their passing and it made the difference.� Stephenson and Didier Niybizi are in their first year as the Stettler under-18 coaches. The Lacombe provincials were a homecoming of sorts for Stephenson, who used to live in that community. He said Stettler faced a tough opponent in the host team in their semifinal at 8 a.m. Sunday. How did he mange to get his players ready to go at that early hour? “We bribed them,� Stephenson said with a smile. “Every single player that has been committed to the team was here by 7:30 to 7:45, and some as early as 7:15.� In the bronze-medal game, Stettler’s Matt Bennett scored “a very beautiful goal� on a Logan Hadwell setup to make the score 1-1 before halftime, Stephenson said. Hinton regained the lead, but Stettler captain Jake Vermeer evened the score and netted the winner on an assist from Anthony Vanderburg. The Stettler players hung around the park to receive their bronze medals. “The medal showed

their resilience, determination and passion,� said the passionate Stephenson. “They’re the exact things that we talked about — to dig deep — and they found it today and they were successful.� Vanderburg and Brandon Wintringham were also members of the Stettler team that won the under-18 provincials last year in Three Hills. In this past weekend’s tournament, Vanderburg had nine goals and seven assists, Stephenson said. “He’s very talented — a very strong player.� UNDER-12 BOYS: En route to their bronze-medal performance at Three Hills, the Stettler under-12 boys blanked the hosts 7-0 in their opening game Friday. Austin Jacobson and Daniel Moon each scored two goals and singles went to Connor Wyness, Wade Smith and Robert Mbongalonzi. On Saturday, Moon and Brennan Getson tallied in its 5-2 loss to The Other Guys. In its final preliminary game, Stettler bounced back with an 8-0 victory over Ardrossan. Daylan Kuefler fired four goals, while Jacobson, Wyness, Moon and Andrew Chapman added one each. Stettler closed the eightteam tournament in style Sunday, topping the Hurricanes 9-2 in the bronzemedal game. Jacobson, Getson, Moon and Mbongalonzi each netted two goals and Smith had one. In four games, Stettler outscored its opponents 26-7. In the gold-medal game, the Vermiltion Strikers beat The Other Guys 3-1.

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Reece Nichols of Stettler goes airborne against Three Hills in opening-night action Friday at the provincial under-16 boys’ Tier 4 rural soccer championship at RCMP field in Stettler. The hosts finished with an 0-4 record.

Stettler, Lacombe experience opposite ends of U16 spectrum JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor Central Alberta’s representatives in the provincial under-16 boys’ Tier 4 rural soccer championship last weekend in Stettler weren’t on the same page. Lacombe mined the gold medal with an unbeaten record, while Stettler went 0-4 and placed last in the eightteam tournament. The young Stettler side went into the provincials with modest expectations — and without “four or five� regulars who were out of town vacationing or absent for other reasons. “We have a couple of players that are travelling other places with vacations, and a couple of key injuries,� said Stettler coach Mitch Finkbiner. “It was tough because we were missing a lot of size, and a few of our older players were missing. “We were able to call up a couple of other guys and they did a good job of filling in and bridging the gap.� Along with a couple of Camrose additions, the Stettler club called up a pair of hometown players from the under-14 team — Ryan Mielke and James Switenky. Finkbiner, best known as a former junior B hockey standout, is about to launch a teaching career at Theresetta Catholic School in Castor. He got a taste of teaching this season with the under-16 soccer team. It’s been a learning year focused on development. “It’s the type of thing that’ll pay off, with the younger players,� said Finkbiner, 23. “Probably half our roster is underage, especially with the two players called up. ... If we’re able to keep that group together, in two years,

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Lacombe coach Freddy Baong and his son, Jordan, pose for a photo after receiving their provincial under-16 boys’ Tier 4 rural championship gold medals Sunday at West Stettler Park. Lacombe went undefeated. that would pay off a lot. “It’s unfortunate right now, there’s some growing pains, but they’re all working hard, so they’re learning that much more, playing against players who have more experience than them. So it’s a good experience, even if the team success isn’t necessarily there.� Stettler’s most competitive game was its finale — a 3-2 loss to St. Albert in the seventh-place game Sunday. In preliminary action, Stettler lost

Stettler Health Services Foundation and Heartland Victim Services would like to thank the following donors for sponsoring our 2nd annual golf tournament.

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Stettler keeper Will Roberts leaps high to make a save during the provincial under-16 boys’ Tier 4 provincial soccer championsip on the weekend in Stettler.


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STAND STRONG FOR GOD? COME! have fun and bring a friend! When: July 15-19; 9 a.m. to noon Where: Stettler Alliance Church  (new building) 6109 - 41 Avenue Who: children entering grades 1-6 To pre-register phone 403-742-1135

8-2 to Three Hills on Friday and 7-1 to Whitecourt and 10-0 to the Vermilion Strikers on Saturday. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Lacombe was a juggernaut, capped by a 5-2 victory over Whitecourt in the gold-medal game. In round-robin action, Lacombe tied Wetaskiwin — the bronze-medallist — 1-1, and beat St. Albert 16-0 and NW Peace 10-0. In the third-place game, Wetaskiwin needed overtime to beat Vermilion 4-3.

Thank k you tto our generous sponsors of the


•The Shoe Closet & Boutique •Gritzel Krejci Dand Peterson Chartered Accountants •TMS Wireless •Wares Jewelry •Tim Hortons •Metalex •Party Maxx •Keith’s Refrigeration

•Liviu’s Tile & Stone •Town Trophy & Gifts •Wendy Staal •Sara Humphreys •Pipe Tech Integration Ltd. •Atco •S.U.C. Breakfast Club •HYC •CSI

Trevor Leinweber, Andy Birch/Royal LaPage, Savage Drugs, Thorogood & Pinches Prof. Corp., Stettler Dodge Ltd., Wildrose TrafďŹ c Safety, 59th Street Liquor Store, Wish Kitchen & Gift, Tom Campbell Investors Group, Homespun Seasons, Lawlor Jewelry, Johnson Connor, Agro Equipment, i.d. apparel, Order of the Royal Purple #60, Wells Furniture, Elpha Senft, Metalex Metal Buildings Inc., Heartland Promotions Inc., Stettler GM, Crude Services Inc. Tremmel Construction, Pharmasave, Guy & Kim Chapman & family, Chapman & Co. Prof Accts., Marg & Rob GrandďŹ eld, Aspen Ford, Stettler Golf & Country Club, No Frills, Clarke Ins. Pat & Norm Hamilton, Cougar Emergency Services, Tim Hortons, Boston Pizza, Stettler Home Hardware, Atco Power Ltd. Battle River Station, Garry & Gail Kunstman, Dennis Short. Thank you to all the volunteers and to everyone participating.



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Sheldon Bridge, 14, of Gadsby completes the 10-kilometre race at Stettler’s Canada Day Fun Run.

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Julia Moon (left) and Amy Son (right) ran their first race on Canada Day, joining Eileen Johnstone.

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Colby Frank motors into the finish line as he placed third in Stettler’s 2.5-kilometre race for children.

10-kilometre race Ian Blokland — 37:12. Greggory Jackson — 47:58. Chris Annand — 48:36. Bobbi-Jo Emes — 51:14. Mike McMullin — 52:06. Jayson Pederson — 53:06. Alyssa Henderson — 55:56. Carl Cornelssen — 56:27. Don Peterson — 57:04. Debbie Pooley — 1 hour 00:42. Chris Stevens — 1:01:38. Jason Bridge — 1:07:09. Kim Breker — 1:07:41. Jennifer Kleese — 1:10:01. Kristi McMullen — 1:10:27. Christa Cornelssen —1:10:52. Justin Tanner — 1:12:39. Sheldon Bridge — 1:19:46. Eileen Johnstone — 1:20:02. Julia Moon — 1:20:04. Arlene Lane — 1:21:22. Wendy Noonan — 1:21:59. Susan Penner — 1:26.40. Five-kilometre race Joel Norman — 19:05. Graeme Broemeling — 19:51. Kent Barritt — 19:52. Skylar Hymers — 20:38. Cole Bailey — 21:21. Cole Heck — 22:02. Reece Frank — 22:12. Wayne Cornelssen — 22:36. Rylie Cornelssen —22:58. Jolene Heck — 25:16. Cam Doan — 25:30. Devon McMann — 26:43. John Bailey — 28:57. Kim Doan — 29:03. Brett Hymers — 29:08. Char Curtis — 29:32. Kris Satre — 30:19. Carolyn Barritt — 30:22. Mallory Renschler — 30:32. Bev Stewart — 30:48. Rebecca Clark — 30:53. JD Thorsteinson — 40:54. Laura Norman — 31:22. Marcy Renschler — 31:34. Hannah Kondas — 31:35. Steve Kondas —31:36. Crystal Allen — 31:57. Karen Armstrong —32:04. Carly Armstrong — 32:05. Stacie Pederson —32:31. Kevin Missikewitz —32:56. Rebecca Bridge —33:01. Matt Yip —33:41. Raylene Yip —33:59. Vern Pooley —34:10. Rhys Pederson —36:21. Eric Bridge —38:19. April Shrum —42:05. Sarah Halverson —42:07. Pat Hanson —44:14. Susan Stewart —44:17. Rena Mantie —44:48. Kaden Satre —44:50. Lisa Reiter —45:49. Krista Jewett —45:49. Rick Noonan —58:31. Two-and-a-half-kilometre race Liam Missikewitz — 11:24. Myranda Zweifel — 12:26. Colby Frank — 13:17. Clay Kneeland — 14:12. Stefan Oprea — 15:23. Jed Curtis — 15:29. Quinn Pederson — 16:02. Jaden Norman — 16:03. Hanna Kneeland — 16:05. Rylee Frank — 16:12. Katie Satre — 16:13.


Protect our environment. Albertans recycled over 1.8 billion beverage containers last year – more than ever before. Let’s continue to do something good for the environment, and make 2013 another record-breaking year.



Ensuring your healthy future Over the next five years, Alberta Blue Cross will invest $1 million to promote active living in communities across Alberta. One of these communities could be yours. Four grants of $50,000 will be awarded each year to groups and organizations across Alberta to support projects that promote active living and wellness at a community level. Learn more at As Alberta’s largest benefits carrier, Alberta Blue Cross provides supplementary health and dental benefits to meet the needs of over 1.6 million Albertans. Alberta-based and not-for-profit, we are uniquely focused on the health and wellness of Albertans and are committed to the communities we serve.

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ON NOW AT YOUR ALBERTA CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/**/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Thunder Special Edition Crew 4X4 (R7B), 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1SA (R7A), 2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS (R7A), 2013 Chevrolet Trax LS (R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600/$1,550). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Alberta Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, Alberta Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. **$2,250/$1,000/$2,000/$2,500 manufacturer to dealer credit available on cash purchases of 2013 Cruze LS 1SA/2013 Trax LS/2013 Equinox LS./2013 Silverado Thunder. By selecting lease or financing offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate.$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Thunder (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM Dealer for details. Offer ends July 31, 2013. See dealer for details. ‡0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Alberta Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 60/72/84 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Trax LS/2013 Silverado Thunder/ 2013 Cruze LS 1SA, 2013 Equinox LS FWD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0%, the monthly payment is $166/$139/$119 for 60/72/84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. † Thunder package includes PDT credit valued at $1,550. ¥ Offer only valid from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Chevrolet Heavy Duty, GMC Sierra Light Duty, GMC Sierra Heavy Duty, or Chevrolet Avalanche. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ^Whichever comes first. ^^ Based on latest competitive data available. *^For more information visit + The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. *† Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ~ OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide.

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Josh Liddle, 15, on his bike and Levi Glasman, 13, on his scooter perform tricks last weekend at the Lacombe Skate Park.



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What’s Happening



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Box 310 Stettler, AB. 4810-50 St. Stettler, AB T0C 2I0 Obituaries

Card Of Thanks THE family of Steve Gordon sincerely thank friends and neighbors for the support and kindness during the very difficult time of Steve’s passing. The cards, flowers, food, donations and words of comfort were very appreciated. Thank you to Dr. Agaze, Stettler Ambulance personnel, nursing staff of the emergency department for their care and attention. Special thanks to Rev. Dr. Carolyn Langford, Jack Schulze and Evelyn Shursen for the lovely service. The luncheon was served by Marj Binns, Heartland Belles and Warden Ladies. Thank you to Sylvie of Brennen Funeral Home for the excellent care and help in the arrangements. STUCKEY WOW and a big thank you to all the friends who came out to help celebrate my big birthday and a special thank you to Fred for his songs and Jeff for his poems. Also my grandkids for their excellent poems and all the family for doing the organizing for this great event which for me was the thrill of a lifetime. Thanks again~ Vic

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Engagements SCHRAEFEL - TAYLOR Mark and Lisa Schraefel of Lacombe are pleased to announce the engagement of their eldest daughter, Alexandria to Mark Taylor, son of Ron and Val Taylor of Bashaw. The wedding is to take place in Red Deer on July 12, 2013


The Stettler


Classifieds PLEASE READ YOUR AD Advertisers should read their ad the FIRST DAY IT APPEARS and report any errors in time for the next publication. The Stettler Independent is responsible for only the first incorrect insertion. RATES: Word Ads - 1st Week 25 Words 1-25 $16.00 each week after $14.00 additional words .26 cents ea. (5% gst must be added ) DEADLINE:. MONDAYS @ NOON Classified Hotline 1-877-223-3311

Coming Events

Rental & Real Estate



Looking forward to seeing you there! Danny Irwin March 15, 1992 - July 12, 2009

Miss you and Love you Forever and Always Mom, Dad, Missy and Jeff

Elva Ann Knapp

Forever loved, Your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

In OUR HEARTS Howard Glenn Boettger 1932 - July 8th 1996

Love forever and always: The Boettger family

EASY! easy way to find

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

Ron & Marilyn Potter and Eldon & Dale Van Straten invite family and friends to a Wedding Celebration

Arts & Crafts Shows ..................50 Class Registrations....................51 Coming Events ..........................52 Lost ............................................54 Found ........................................56 Companions ..............................58 Personals...................................60 Bingos........................................64 Fitness & Sports ........................66 Happy Ads .................................70

Coming Events

Donalda Art Society presents Linda Osetsky-Kneeland Art Exhibit for the month of July. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily For more information call Donalda Museum 403-883-2100





Come and join us in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the WILKIE HOMESTEAD on July 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. Don & Wanda Wilkie’s Ranch Everyone Welcome!

Bridal Registry Derek Krywcun & Claire Swanson Chase Peterson & Ashley McKay

July 27 July 27


Gift Certificates available at

WELLS 403-742-3223


wish kitchen & gift Bridal Registry Carla Potter & Pernell Van Straten Monica Bauman & Sheldon Donald Erin McDougall & Michael Brown Chelsea Brausen & Bo Cassidy Ashley McKay & Chase Peterson Alexis Cortes & Mike Lawlor Whitney Van Landuyt & Carson Sutton Nicole Fenske & Sheldon McCloskey Mary Beth Costigan & Brent Wilson Amanda Manz & Michael Buck

July 13 July 20 July 27 July 27 July 27 Aug 3 Aug 10 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 24

View registries online

Main Street, Stettler


Father and Grandpa Your life was a blessing Your memory a treasure You are loved beyond words And missed beyond measure.

#50 - # 70

Join Connie, Janie, Marla, Karen, Shelly, Holly and their families at the Botha Hall, Sunday, July 14, 1-3 pm. Cards will be available for you to share your Diamond Memory of Mom and Dad.

A Mother’s Love is Forever As children, We can’t comprehend or fully realize The meaning of our mother’s love. How tender and wise, The patience and forgiveness that were part of every day. The unexpected “little things” she did in her own way. Years go by before we can Look back on life and see. Through older eyes and wiser hearts, Her love and loyalty. And yet it’s these and other special things. We hold so dear, For memories of her steadfast love, will keep her ever near.

What’s Happening

Dan and Marie Barnec are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

IN LOVING MEMORY June 8, 1937 - July 10, 2007

Public Notice



All children ages 5-12 are invited to attend Summer Vacation Bible School at Lakeview Church of God of Christ Mennonite July 15 to July 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information or directions call Terry at 403-323-0121.

Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same Missing you is a heartache That never goes away Sad are the hearts that love you Silent the tears that fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all




Summer Vacation Bible School

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY Clerical

GARAGE SALE, 4718-51 Street Friday, July 12, 1-7 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 8-4 p.m. Lots of antiques and more. Garage sale, July 12 & 13 Louis is having another famous garage sale!! 4111-62 St., Friday, 7pm -10 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 am -5 p.m., back alley. Lots of collectibles, household items, giftware, antiques, Christmas ornaments, antique china cabinet, very nice curio cabinet, garden swing, Home Hardware truck collection, deluxe fireplace screen and much much more. Bargains galore!! Grandkids will have a lemonade stand Saturday - bring your quarters.


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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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Build Your Future Receptionist / Office Support Person Stettler

for their children

We’re looking for someone who: t Has a passion for delivering a high standard of professional customer service to our customers as they phone or walk into the dealership t Has the ability to stay organized and multi task in a fast paced, challenging work environment t Can work independently with minimal supervision, and has the ability to take initiative and exercise sound judgement when required t Is proficient with Microsoft Office applications t Is enthusiastic to be part of team providing administrative assistance to the dealership

Carla & Pernell Saturday, July 13, 2013 Stettler Community Hall 8:30 p.m.


We’ll give preference to individuals with: t Working knowledge of the agriculture industry t Experience with multi line phone system t Flexibility in their schedule and the ability to work Saturdays if required

We’d like to offer you: t t t t

Grandparents Dale and Lorraine Blouin and Reid and Maureen Volker would like to welcome to the family a grandson, Everitt Marcel, born June 21, 2013, weighing 9 lbs. Parents Samantha and Adam Volker. A little brother for Turner

The opportunity to grow in your career as the Cervus organization grows An exemplary health, dental, and optical benefits package A competitive pay scale supplemented with a generous stock purchase program A fulfilling career where you can relate to and engage with an incredible team

Cervus Equipment is the largest John Deere equipment dealership in Canada. We pride ourselves on having great people and creating a good work environment for everyone. We are also committed to promotion from within. If you’ve got a great attitude and integrity, we can offer you exciting career opportunities. Please apply online at, under Careers.

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

Welcome Home! Celebrating the birth of your child? Share your happy news with family & friends with a special announcement in the classifieds.



BURMAC MECHANICAL JANITOR REQ’D Flexible P/T hours. 2 - 3 shifts per week. Ideal for students. Fax 403-742-1609 Or drop off to 6118 50 Ave, Stettler.

Cervus Equipment -John Deere Group is currently accepting resumes for the position of:

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FAX: 403-742-8050

In Memoriam

BELL, Colleen Mildred 1954 - 2013 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colleen Mildred Bell on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the age of 58 years. Colleen is survived by her loving mother, Shirley Borgel of Stettler, her son, Tim Bell (Lisa) and by her granddaughters, Jordyn, Abby and Fynlee all of Warburg, sisters, Linda Poffenroth of Calgary, Dianne (John) Clark of Stettler, brother, Mark Smitten (Sylvie) of Stettler and sister-in-law, Denise Smitten of Red Deer. Colleen is also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends. She was predeceased by her father, Maurice Smitten, nephew, Dean Poffenroth, step-father, Clarence Borgel, brother, Bob Smitten and most recently, brother-in-law, Bob Poffenroth. Colleen loved the outdoors. She loved to go camping and would spend hours outside in her vegetable and flower gardens. For the last three years, she had bought many packages of seeds in hopes that she could get out and plant a big garden again however her ever deteriorating health dictated other wise and the packages of unopened seeds we found in a box were many. Colleen was a person who always thought of others before herself. She was a kind, gentle and compassionate person and took everything she could out of every day. Colleen leaves us now with many life lessons, things she tried to live her life by, forgive your enemies…because life is too short, love your family because in the end they are all that really ever mattered and always give of yourself before you ever ask anyone to give to you. Colleen was loved dearly and there will be a void in our lives where a true ray of sunshine used to be. A memorial service for Colleen was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. John Crowdis of the Stettler United Church officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Colleen, memorial contributions may be made to the Liver Foundation in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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CAPE Manufacturing Ltd.

Prism Integrated Solutions Inc.

an ASME Certified Shop is Currently Offering

$45.00 / hr. IPS

A rapidly growing oil $2500 Bonus and gas service company, Every 100 days is aggressively seeking IMMEDIATE OPENINGS E-LINE DRIVERS Oil & Gas Well Testing This position is Night Foremen, located in Red Deer, Experienced/Inexperienced Alberta, and will report to Junior Day/Night Operators the Red Deer Must have H2S, First Aid, Station Manager. valid driver’s license. The ideal candidate will Pre-employment Drug have a Class 3, First Aid screening Standard 1 and a clean Competitive Wages. driver’s abstract. Benefit Package Please submit resume with The successful candidate must also have 24 hr. on references to: call availability. Hands on knowledge of or by fax to (403) 783-8004 oilfield work would be Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted considered a definite asset. The applicant must be capable of carrying out AN ALBERTA OILFIELD responsibilities of top construction company is quality with initiative and hiring dozer and excavator dedication. IPS will operators. Lodging and consider training the right meals provided. individual for this position. Drug testing required. IPS offers a competitive Call 780-723-5051, salary and benefits package Edson, Alberta. and the opportunity to join a dynamic team in an industry leading organization. If you meet the above requirements, please forward your resume and abstract in confidence to: Fax: 403-340-1870 No phone calls please. EXPERIENCED OILFIED TRACKHOE Operators & LABOURERS REQ’D. Must have all safety tickets. Competitive wages. Call 403-502-1091 VAC & STEAM Truck Operator. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-458-8701,

Sales & Distributors

(5- 10yrs experience)

Night Supervisors (2-4yrs experience)


Competitive Wages, Benefits, Retirement and Saving Plan! QUALIFICATIONS: • • • • • • •

Must be able to Provide own work truck Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor and train crew Strong Computer Skills Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and Sour wells) Collect Data - pressure, rates, temperatures Assist in Rig in and Rig out of equipment Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m locations across Western Canada REQUIREMENTS:

Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , Driver’s License required! Must be willing to submit pre access fit for duty test, as well as drug and alcohol Travel & be away from home for periods of time 21/7 Ability to work in changing climate conditions

Your application will be kept strictly confidential.


Location: Bashaw, Alberta Has an opening for a Full Time employee in a high volume Sporting Goods Store. Bashaw Sports is looking for a person with: ✓ Excellent customer service skills ✓ Retail Sales Experience ✓ Valid Firearms License ✓ Good working knowledge of firearms, ammunition and general sporting good items. We offer competitive hourly compensation, flexible hours, and good working conditions.

Please fax your resume in confidence to: Bashaw Sports @ 780 372-4447 We appreciate all who take the time to apply and thank you for your application, but only those being considered for an interview will be notified.


in Forestburg

Day Supervisors

• MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & Environmental Ltd. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment • Operators, Foreman and Project Managers for work • in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for website: year round work. Please apply online at Methods to Apply: under the HRCanada@ career section. pnieman@





HIGH LEVEL SUPER A is currently recruiting for Full-time Meat Cutter. Applicants must possess the people skills and work ethic required to maintain positive relations with employees and customers. Applicants must have a minimum of two years retail meat cutting experience. The successful candidate must have completed Grade 12 (or equivalency) and must be able to provide a clean security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations, forward your resume in confidence to: High Level Super A, 10300 - 103 Ave., High Level, AB, T0H 1Z0. Fax 780-926-4620. Email:

Nexus Engineering is currently looking for Afternoon shift C.N.C operators/ Machinists. Duties include, set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and mills, running production runs, min 3 years experience. We offer competitive wages, company paid benefits and a RRSP matching plan. Please forward resumes to FULL-TIME MEAT CUTTER required at Sobeys in Olds, Alberta. 40 hours per week. Competitive wage. Benefits. Fax resume to 1-403-556-8652 or email: sbyc125olds@

Journeyman / Apprentice Welders Purchaser for Oilfield Manufacturing Company

CLASSIFIED Want Ads do more things for more people than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311

Truckers/ Drivers





is now hiring

Class 1 Drivers for transporting Dangerous Goods Experience driving Super B, Tridem, and Body-Job units is an asset.

Please send resumes: Fax: 403-742-4181 Email: Call: 403-742-4189

All oilfield tickets & driver’s abstract required. Will train right individual.

Fax resume & references to 403-742-0303 or email

850 NOW HIRING HEAVY HIGHWAY/ HEAVY CIVIL PROFESSIONALS To join Flatiron at our Edmonton location.

• Excavator Operators • MSE Wall Foremen • Loader Operators • Skidsteer Operators • Dozer Operators • Skilled Laborers

Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil infrastructure contractors, with landmark projects across Canada. We have established ourselves as a builder and 12345 employer of choice. Offering competitive compensation. Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada Please apply by sending your resume to Trevor Argue or fax (1)780-454-8970. Please indicate in your email which field you are applying for.


SERVICEPERSON – Heavy Equipment We are now accepting resumes for a full-time heavy equipment serviceperson. The ideal candidate will have experience with heavy equipment in a mining environment. Knowledge of safe and productive operation of equipment are an asset. Candidates should possess a valid class 3 driver’s license and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Duties will include: • Operating tandem axle service truck to distribute fuel & lubricants to heavy equipment. • Performing preventative maintenance on heavy equipment. • Washing heavy equipment & cleaning of work bays.

PAINTEARTH MINE Human Resources BOX 730 FORESTBURG, ALBERTA T0B 1N0 Fax: (403) 884-3001 EMAIL:

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls.

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: Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.


is looking for a career minded individual for a full time position. We are a large family owned and operated grain farm located near Donalda AB. We offer great wages, positive work environment and an excellent holiday schedule. We run modern, well maintained equipment and offer on-going education and skill training. Applicants must possess a positive attitude, and be able to work with others in a fast paced environment. Resume with current references required. The successful candidate must also possess or be able to obtain a class 1 license, and have a basic understanding of farm equipment operation and maintenance. This is a great opportunity for a great individual. Please send resumes to or fax to 403-883-2614. Other enquires please call 403-741-5133 or 403-742-7849 Stettler, AB

County of of Stettler Stettler No. County No. 66

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


The County of Stettler has a permanent part time job for an enthusiastic individual who would enjoy working with and helping various community groups with recreation related projects and grant applications . Under the general supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer , the successful applicant will be responsible for conducting the business of the Regional Recreation Board and maintaining records relating to that business and perform any other related duties as required. An ideal candidate would possess the following skills: • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; most notably Microsoft Word & Excel • Strong Organization Skills • Ability to prioritize deadlines • Good communication skills • Ability to work well with colleagues Hours: Monday – Friday, by arrangement (15 hours/week) The County of Stettler offers a competitive salary. The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal records check. Please respond in confidence with your resume to: County of Stettler No. 6 Attention: Phil Holton Box 1270 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax: 403.742.1277 Email: The competition will close on July 19, 2013. The County appreciates all applications however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

MIDWEST PROPANE is currently seeking

Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant Oilfield Safety Certificates required.

Please apply with resume to:

We are now accepting resumes for full-time heavy equipment operators. The ideal candidates will have experience operating heavy equipment in a mining environment. Knowledge of safe and productive operation of equipment are an asset. Candidates will also possess a valid driver’s license and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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

Prairie Mines & Royalty offers a very competitive wage and benefit package.


How to Apply: Interested candidate should submit their resume prior to July 22, 2013 to: PAINTEARTH MINE Human Resources BOX 730 FORESTBURG, ALBERTA T0B 1N0 Fax: (403) 884-3001 EMAIL:

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls.

Business Opportunities

• valid H2S and AB/BC First Aid Tickets


Town of Stettler BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY There is a fantastic opportunity to operate the concession in the Stettler Recreation Centre. Submit your proposal for the upcoming season.The Recreation Centre is scheduled for use seven days a week. Kitchen is also equipped for catering services. For more information please contact: Lee Penner 6202 - 44 Avenue Stettler, AB 403-742-4411

Misc. Help

Isolation Equipment Services Inc. an expanding Oil Service & Supply Company is seeking quality Service Technicians and Trainees. Previous exp. with service rigs, fracturing, or similar industry exp. with oilfield tickets is an asset Class 1 or 3 driver’s License applicants will get primacy (Drivers with Class 5 & 5Q will be considered if Applicant has relevant oilfield experience) A current driver’s abstract req’d Off-road driving exp. is an asset.



• Exc. monthly guarantee • Exc. job bonus • Northern Allowance Program • Excellent Benefit Plan and Travel Expenses. • Retirement Plan • Lucrative Quarterly Safety Bonus Program • Christmas Bonus

Fax or email your resume and driver’s abstract to:

Fax: (403) 347-3406 Email: or drop off at 239 Clearview Drive, Red Deer County ATTN: Lori Enzie

Misc. Help



Prairie Mines & Royalty offers a very competitive wage and benefit package. How to Apply: Interested candidate should submit their resume prior to July 22, 2013 to:

Misc. Help


To operate in central Alberta.



For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to:





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

Carpenters Carpenters Helpers & Site Foreman

We offer top industry wages, group benefits package, company RRSPs as well as scheduled days off.

Hot Oil Operator/ Tank Truck Driver - Class 1 or 3

800 Service Rig

Requires Full Time

E-mail resumes to




Wages based on experience. Competitive benefit package.


OPENINGS in Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Full-time and part-time positions available. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in.


Afternoon Shift CNC Operators/Machinists

Is looking to fill the following positions:

Truckers/ Drivers



Is Hiring:

BE BRANDT SO007027 w b dj b

Experienced Crew Truck Operator for Oilfield Maintenance Company and Labourer - Must have valid driver’s license - Pipefitting experience an asset Wages depend on experience. Fax resume to 403-742-3226

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Journeyman Electrician required for Red Deer Public Schools. Qualifications: high school diploma, journeyman electrician certification with 5 years exp. in a commercial setting, valid AB class 4 drivers license, knowledge of building management systems, heating and ventilation systems, and occupational and safety precautions of the position. WHMIS and first aid training preferred. Starting wage is $30.23 hourly with a comp. benefit and pension plan. Further information can be found at, employment opportunities. Please submit resumes to humanresources@rdpsd.







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@ or Fax 403 742-5544

with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015


Stettler & District Handibus Society is looking for casual drivers We have immediate positions available to fill for

Shop Foreman/ Woman, Parts Person & Heavy Equipment Technicians for our busy & expanding business in Red Deer, AB. SOME OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS ARE: • • • • •

100,000 Potential Buyers???


Truckers/ Drivers

Business Opportunities

NEW ZEALAND, Australia, Europe: Dairy, beef, sheep, hog & cropping opportunities for young adults (18-30). Apply now! AgriVenture arranges job & host, work permit, trainee wage, flights & insurance. Ph: 1-888-598-4415;

Class 1, 2 or 4 license is required. Applications are available at the Handibus Office. Misc. 4720-50 St. Help (FCSS Building)

WANTED Class 1 & 3 Drivers and Swampers. Must have tickets. Benefits • Competitive wages and competitive wage. • Excellent benefit pckg. Email or fax resumes to • Pension plan and 403-742-1075 or much more... nitschkevactrucks If you are interested in being apart of a positive and rewarding team Business please submit your Opportunities resume via email, ESTABLISHED IN 2000, fax to (403.340.8615) or Taxi and Courier Company just leave one with us, for sale. 6 vehicles, Attn: The Branch Manager. established contracts. 4766 62 ST. Red Deer Call 780-939-2729 Thank you for your between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. interest. for info.



Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening

• • •

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.



Classified Advertising



CALL 1-877-223-3311


Academic Express

For further information call 403-742-5858.

RONCO OILFIELD HAULING A strong knowledge of Sylvan Lake. Openings for winch tractor, bed truck construction equipment drivers and swamper’s. Team orientated Top wages and benefits. Organized Email resume tom@ Computer literate Have great customer or fax. 403-887-4892 relations


403-340-1930 CASH DAILY for outdoor work! Guys ‘n Gals 16 years and up! No experience necessary; NOW HIRING P/T cashier, P/T cash office, P/T grocery clerks. Contact Sean or Candice 742-9186 or drop off in person to Sean’s No Frills in Stettler


Misc. Help

SANDBLASTER REQ’D No exp. necessary, will train. Health plan. Wage $ +, dependant on exp. Call Vince 403-742-7833 STETTLER P & H ELEVATOR SOCIETY is looking for summer student. 403-740-4799 or 403-742-4703


Career Planning


INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-399-3853. MASSAGE CAREER. Train full-time or part-time at our highly regarded, progressive school. Small classes, individual attention, confident graduates! 1-877-646-1018;

Sunday July 14 Time 10 a.m. West of Olds 6 miles on hwy 27 to R.R.25 then south first driveway.. Watch for signs Furniture, Household, Collectibles, Antiques, Art, Horse items, Yard & garden, Lawnmowers, Snowblower, Just too much to mention. Check the web for full listing and pictures, Sale is subject to additions and deletions. 5% admin fee applies.. See U all out at the sale.


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990




Auction Sale for Marilyn Turnbull & guest consigners

REFLEXOLOGY PROGRAM, fun and relaxed learning. Register now limited space. Starting September 21 & 22, 2013. Certificate on completion. 403-340-1330.

Summer Work $14.50 base appt, FT/PT summer openings, customer sales/svc, conditions apply, training given Call Today 403-755-6711

Career Planning


Pilgrim Auction Service 403-556-5531

BUD HAYNES Premiere Gun Auction Sat. Aug. 17, 9 A.M. Red Deer. Ed Egyedy’s outstanding collection; Colts, Winchesters, 40 saddles, Civil War memorabilia catalogues ready mid July PH 403-347-5855; Even 403-343-2929;

Building Supplies


METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! Hi-Tensile TUFFRib/LOW-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. Available at Participating Distributors. Call 1-888-263-8254. . STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206;

+ A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

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

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

full multiple listing services.

Safety comes first when powering up Warm weekends are prime time for yard work and outdoor projects. To avoid turning tasks into turmoil, be sure to take a few extra moments to ensure the power tools you use are safe. CSA Group, a leader in electronic product testing and certification, offers tips to help ensure the safety of you and your family while doing yard work this weekend. General Tips for Yard Maintenance • Ensure products such

as electric lawnmowers, barbecues, power tools, ladders, decorative lights, extension cords and safety apparel carry the mark of a recognized or accredited certification organization, such as CSA Group. • Protect yourself by wearing protective eyewear and footwear recognized by a certification organization, such as CSA Group. Hearing protection should be worn when operating loud machinery, vehicles or tools.

Lawnmowers • Before mowing, take the time to remove objects in your yard that may obstruct your mower or be flung by its rotating blades. • Never clear an obstruction in a running mower. If the mower is electric, turn off the power and unplug the machine. If it’s gas, turn off the power and make sure the engine isn’t running and that all safety features have been activated. Portable Power Tools • Never use a power

Candor Realty Ltd.

Ph. 403-742-4424 Fran Snowden

4908 - 51 Street



Karen Cannady

tool that has a cracked casing, loose parts or frayed cords. Ensure all safety guards are in place and in proper working order. • Make sure the tool is turned off before it’s plugged in or unplugged. Always unplug the tool before changing parts like drill bits or cutting blades. • Use only electric power tools that have either a three-prong plug or double insulation with a heavy enough gauge -or wire size -- to handle the electricity load. Use an outlet with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter to protect against electric shock. Extension Cords • Check extension

cords for wear and damage before each use. Discard any cords that are frayed or have damaged insulation. • Never connect more than one extension cord together. Instead, use a single cord that is long enough to reach from the outlet to an appliance or tool. • When working outside,

only use cords clearly labelled for outdoor use. • Never run an electrical cord through a doorway or under a carpet. If a cord becomes hot when plugged in, discontinue use immediately and replace with a heavier gauge cord. More safety tips available at www.


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ROYAL LEPAGE 5 BDRM. BUNGALOW in Parkdale. Open concept living/dining area. Ideal location for family with playground and schools nearby. $239,000.

WELL MAINTAINED BI-LEVEL. This “just like new” home would be a great place to raise a family. Fully finished with 5 bdrms, huge family room and great kitchen. $359,900.


COZY BUNGALOW with 2 bdrm/2 bath and many recent upgrades such as new HE furnace and new PVC windows. Det. garage and nice yard. $109,000.

NETWORK REALTY CORP. Independently Owned and Operated


Bus.: 403-742-3069 1-888-742-6685 5002 - 50th Ave., Stettler


1/2 DUPLEX with 2 bedrooms, main floor laundry and finished basement. Low maintenance home, ideal for seniors. Very well maintained. $219,000.

GOOD RENTAL PROPERTY or if you’re up for a little fixing, you can make this your own. 2 bedroom, 1 bath and undeveloped basement. $89,500.

WELL MAINTAINED older home in a great location. 4 bedrooms, lovely yard and detached garage. Cute as a button and ready to move into. $169,900.

Excellent Family Home - Featuring 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 baths, games room, family room, 2 fireplaces, very functional floor plan. Great neighbourhood, close to school. Hurry today to view this family friendly home. #CA0003628. $289,900.

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PRIVACY, LARGE HOME AND A SHOP! All you need in an acreage is here. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, finished basement and att. garage, all on 15.5 Acres. $399,000.

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Hillside lot with a view of the lake! Escape your busy schedule & relax on this private & treed ½ acre lot at White Sands. Price includes RV trailer, riding lawn tractor & gas generator! #CA0013428. $219,000.

Quiet, Scenic 2.05 acres amongst rolling hills - Looking for your own little paradise? With a little TLC this 4 bdrm, 2 bath home could be it, or build to suit your needs! Property located along paved road. #CA0012799. $164,900.


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AFFORDABLE STARTER HOME! 2 bdrms on main floor and one down in the finished basement. Nice deck off kitchen and a great fenced yard for the kids. $169,900.

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Family Friendly Neighbourhood! Recently upgraded 3 bdrm, 2 bath bungalow located in a quiet neighbourhood, near a playground for your children! So much to appreciate with this home! #CA0012549. $262,000.

New Duplexes offering everything on one level! 2 bdrms, 1 bath, bright & spacious open floor concept, single attached garage. Conveniently located with a short walk to post office, banks, medical clinic & main street! #CA311201, CA311202. $249,000.




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CA0005834 CA0012812

Immaculate 4 bdrm 2 bath home, only 3 years old. $348,000. Call Doug.

Doug Roberts Broker/Owner

Jill Fisher Associate/Owner

Apryl Cassidy Manager/Owner

CA0006068 CA0014620 NEW

Very affordable Home or increase your portfolio as a rental property. $179,000. Call Edna or Norma.


CA0006156 CA0327291

3 bdr, 4 level split plenty of room for the family. $249,000. Call Jill.

CA0006873 d CA0002485 Reduce

Year round cabin at the lake. With a nice view. $324,500. Call Ross.

3 bdrm home at affordable price of $150,000. Upgraded renovated. Call Edna

Cozy bilevel. Built 2004. Detached garage. Fenced, and ready for a new family. $299,444. Call Atie.


CA0000133 CA0012877

Need a little getaway place at the lake? Call Brian on this 1000 sq. ft. cabin at Rochon Sands for $195,000.

2008 SRI 20’ x 76’ Mobile Home located in the quiet community of Botha. Perfect Starter Home. $179,000. Call Atie.



½ acre lot with a bunk house. Ready for your RV summer fun. Or build your escape home. $139,900. Call Brian.



Norma Leslie Associate Broker

Garry Rushton Associate

Edna Stuart Associate Broker

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

CA0002140 CA0016001

CA0004854 CA0015974

Brian Lynn Associate Broker


Turn of century home. Located blk off main. New wiring and plumbing. Large lot. $179,000.


CA322327 CA0016732

8 Minutes from town 4.65 acres with 5 bdrm home barn and outbuilding, corrals. Perfect for the horse lover. $445,000. Call Garry.



Executive style home. Completely finished. Professional landscaping. Absolutely beautiful Call Kyle for details.

Atie Turnbull Associate

Kyle Ramstad Associate

Ross Scheerschmidt Associate

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

CA0003042 d CA0012577 Reduce

CA327291 CA0014685

CA0001500 d CA0012237 Reduce

Lake front home at Buffalo View Estates. 2560 finished sq ft. Call Brian for a personal viewing today.

Great Investment! 3 bdrm 2 bath Mobile on a basement on its own lot for only $119,000. Call Jill.

3 bdrm 2 bath mobile home on a quiet cul-de-sac, close to school, shopping & golfing. First time buyers, come have a look! $110,000. Call Garry

CA0005181 CA0014773

CA319970 d CA0001271 Reduce

CA327345 d CA0009658 Reduce

3 bdrm 2 bath mobile on its own lot. Great starter. $88,000. Call Edna.

9.12 acres with a home 15 min all pavement south of Stettler. $395,000. Call Doug.

Start you own business with little cost. 4½ lots in the small community of Gadsby. $49,900. Call Jill.


CA0015606 CA0001726

Smaller home in Big Valley, nice corner lot across from school. $48,500. Call Ross.



3100 sq ft Commercial bldg with 2 acre lot. Vacant and ready. $359,000 Call Ross


CA0004983 CA0017274

1792 sq. ft. 2 storey, on large lot. Large country kitchen. $410,000. Call Jill.



140 ACRES 1 mile from the Narrows Prov. Park. All services near property. $310,000. Call Brian.

To view more info on our listing check out or


CA0017693 CA0003465

Nice country cabin located at White Sands. 4 bdrms, 2 baths. Open concept. Water back. $630,000. Call Brian.



Tidy 3 bdrm half duplex with ensuite. Fenced and large deck off dining area. $235,000. Call Doug.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Building Supplies

Grain, Feed Hay


STEEL BUILDING - DIY Summer Sale! Bonus days extra 5% off. 20x20 $3,998. 25x24 $4,620. 30x34 $6,656. 32x42 $8,488. 40x54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422;




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

Office Supplies


WHITE 20LB BOND PAPER: 8.5 X 11 10 pkgs. of 500 sheets

$48/case Shop Stettler & Save! 403-742-2395



POMERANIAN WHITE/CREAM PUPPIES 2 Males only check website

Travel Packages


GRIZZLY BEAR TOUR on Saturday July 27th fly and cruise to the Khutzemateen near Prince Rupert. Jet from Edmonton, cruise the west coast, and return home the same day. 1-866-460-1415;



Farm Equipment


JD 4630, duals, 6,000 hours, $12,500. Phone 403-340-9280. MACDON 5000 Hay Bine 12’ hrydo-swing. 403-347-5431



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

CALL 1-877-223-3311 CLASSIFIEDS Horse/Stock Trailers


HORSE and Stock trailer. Parts and repairs. Axles, brakes, drums, bearings, spring, rims, fenders, lights, and wiring. Pick up & delivery avail. HORSE SHOE TRAILER MFG. AND REPAIR. HALKIRK, ALBERTA 403-884-2173 403-430-0504

Farm Custom Work


WANTED: Large round or square hay bales. Will pay competitive rates. 403-312-3577. 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 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes


SMALL house w/private deck, fenced yard, garage, can be 1 or 2 bdrm. $575/mo. + utils,., 403-883-2819

Condos/ Townhouses


2 BDRM. condo in Stettler, fenced back yard, 5 appls, built in vacuum cleaner, close to Rec Center and playground, pets negotiable, $1300/mo. + utils, avail. Aug. 1. Call Betty 403-740-3725 READ THE CLASSIFIEDS & find just what you’re looking for. 1-877-223-3311

Storage Space


FOR rent 1 bdrm. bsmt. suite, n/s, avail. Aug. 1, all utils. incld, washer & dryer, $700/mo. 403-742-6467


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

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


Houses For Sale


Buffalo Lake Home 3 bedroom year round residence located in the Summer Village of White Sands. Good well, natural gas, large garage plus a storage shed. Fully landscaped and well treed. Would consider trade for home in Stettler. Phone 403-742-8386 after 6 pm.


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


NEWER green-built, bungalow-style townhouse for sale in Stettler. Hi- eff. furnace and HWH, low-E windows, much more. Asking $221,000 o.b.o. Phone 1-403-755-2554.

Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck


GRANDVIEW MODULAR Red Deer - Official Grand Opening! Over $300,000 in savings opportunities. Celebrate with us Saturday, July 6 at 7925B 50 Ave., Red Deer. 1-855-347-0417; MID SUMMER Madness Sale! Cash back furniture, deck, patio, camping packages. Spaberry promotion! You name it - we have it! Lowest prices on SRI Homes guaranteed. 30 years experience. Limited time offer! Call now for details. 1-877-341-4422;

Mortgages Bought/Sold


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

Financial #4400 - #4430

Cottages/Resort Property

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

ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE of Edmonton. All fully serviced lake lots reduced by 25% until July 31, 2013. Suitable for RV/cabin/house or investment. Unserviced lots available for lease. Call 1-800-623-3990;

Money To Loan



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.







399 Wembley Road, Parksville

15 - 7 Quality, Brand New Condos - 1122 to 1233 sq. ft. ~ from $175,000 Townhomes - 1826 to 1910 sq.ft. ~ from $270,000

250.248.1071 1.888.243.1071

Bale Hauling & Swathing

Manufactured Homes

Farms/ Land


Contact Ian Lindsay & Associates & choose your new home today. All remaining condos & townhomes will be sold. The choice is yours! Near shopping, beaches and golf courses.



A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner!






1-877-223-3311 To Place Your Condos/ Ad Now! Townhouses

2 ACRE LOT on pavement in Whitecourt’s prime industrial subdivision. Blueprints for 16,000 sq. ft. drive through shop (8 bays) and 3400 sq. ft. of office space ready to go or will build to suit. Call Blake 780-778-0451.

Condos/ Townhouses







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





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For further information contact Andries Steegstra 403-391-6260 ROYAL LEPAGE – Lifestyles





LIFESTYLES FOR SALE: Just 3 kms. east of Stettler: 443 acres of land with many outbuildings; including a large steel barn, 2 hay shelters, concrete silo, feed mill, feed bins, quonset, machine shed, etc. and an extensive corral system. There are 4 homes on the property.


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

Look for your name in the Classifieds (stating you’re a winner) and come to the Stettler Independent to claim your prize, compliments of KFC!

Business and Services Directory Business Services #1000 - #1430

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





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

Guy Chapman, CA Chris Annand, CA Kendra Walgenbach, CA Naomi Roth, CGA P.O. Box 1328 4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 e-mail:


Misc. Services


• Carpet • Upholstry Cleaning Cleaning • Window Washing 403-742-6970

Quality Collision Repair and Professional Service‌ Guaranteed! Find out more about us at:

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

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


Certified General Accountants 4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

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

A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

Misc. Services


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

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

Phone 403-742-1681

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

-Residential -Commercial -Farm Buildings -Renovations Serving Stettler area over 35 years


LANCE’S Concrete Ltd.

Cabinet Makers


Drafting & Design


House Plan Design Small Commercial Shop Drawings As Builts rg

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TEL: 403-742-6277 No. 5. 4707 - 42 Street Stettler, AB

Misc. Services


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




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RURAL WATER TREATMENT (Province Wide) Tell them Danny Hooper sent you





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


Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

M.S., R.Aud 4806 – 51 Ave., Stettler, AB 403-742-EARS(3277) Open Monday to Friday 9:00a.m to 4:00p.m. (Closed over lunch & on holidays)

Furnace Cleaning


Stettler Furnace Cleaning Qualified and Reputable

Glass Shops



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

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

403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443




“Your Service Specialists�

403-742-2520 (Beside A & W)

Painters/ Decorators


Custom window coverings and more

Bev’s Valances Beverley Plett THREE HILLS

Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage


4607 - 59 St., Stettler



“Keeping people in Motion...�


PH: 403-742-4101



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

4910 - 51 Street Stettler, AB T0C 2L0


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Plumbing & Heating


Phone: 403-742-4437


Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

• Residential • Commercial • Automotive Needs

Painters/ Decorators


Personal Services

of McCuaig Desrochers


Randy Long

FAX: 866-305-5686


“If It’s Electrical We Do It�

5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER

Legal Services

Gary G. Grant Law Office Dr. KERRY WONG Optometrist

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403-742-8838 New patients welcome

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

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

Health Care

Phone 403-742-2683

Call Barry Harvey

Buzz Andersen




*27 years experience*

4109 - 48 Avenue, Stettler

Thorogood Pinches



Phone: 403-742-3555

Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson


403-742-6970 403-740-9782





K K Keen een Klean lean • Carpet Cleaning

Professional Accountants LLP

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


Chapman and Co.

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


Fax 403.443.2407 Cell 403.443.0664



Home Consultations • Shades & Blinds • Soft Treatments • Fabrics & Hardware

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

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

Misc. Services


Tru-Fence Good Fences Make Good Neighbours!

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

Stettler Ph.


Yard Care


BRIAN HALLETT LAWN & GARDEN CARE Town & Country Big or Small ‌WE DO IT ALL! Phone: 403-742-5830

Please leave a message if no answer

“Contact us for all your fencing needs� Verle Klassen Ph 403-741-4483 Fax 403-742-4560


Chiropractor -Gitzel Krejci Building

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

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

Legal Services



Get rid of your Garbage with. . .




Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346

Lori R. Reule

Personal Services

Stettler Professional Building

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+).

LL. B.

4819 51 Street



• Power Rake • Aerate • Lawns ~ cut & trimmed For personalized services call Lana Gross ~ 403-740-3595




Page B10 Money To Loan


Public Notices

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wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300


Heavy Trucks


Town of Stettler INVITATION TO TENDER TOWN OF STETTLER BLACK DIRT SCREENING Sealed Tenders marked “2013 BLACK DIRT SCREENING” addressed to: The Town of Stettler, 5031-50 Street, Box 280 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 will be received before 2:00 pm July 16, 2013. The work consists of screening approximately 3,500 yards of stockpiled black dirt at the Town of Stettler Public Works Yard located at 510461 Street Stettler. A trommel screen must be used for screening and the screened dirt will be stockpiled at the same location. Tender documents will be available from the Town of Stettler Office, 5031-50 Street, on July 3, 2013 inquires can be made to Ivan Wilford at 403-323-0081.


1991 INTERNATIONAL dump truck, 3406 B Cat, runs like a clock, 13 spd., good trans., $10,000. 403-373-7247


Vans Buses

2006 DODGE CARAVAN403-742-4712


Holiday Trailers

28’ TRAILER w/14’ slideout 403-742-4712

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Big Valley sisters Emma, 8, and Grace, 6, McMullin ran their first race in Stettler.

Summer Village of White Sands, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that the Combined Assessment and Tax Notices have been mailed to all property owners. The assessment roll is open to inspection at the Town Of¿ce located at 5031 - 50 Street, Stettler, AB and any person may inspect the assessment roll during regular business hours. An assessed person or taxpayer wishing to make a complaint about any assessment or tax must do so in accordance with relevant provisions under the Municipal Government Act and Regulations. There is no right to make a complaint about any tax rate. A complaint must be in writing and in the form prescribed in the Regulations. The prescribed complaint form is available by contacting the Town of Stettler Of¿ce. Complaint forms must be accompanied by a fee of $50.00/property and MUST be received at the Town of Stettler Of¿ce before August 18, 2013 at 4:30 pm Dated this 10th day of July, 2013.

Public Notice Public Notices


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

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

AL-ANON 403-742-0990

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


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

BRIGANTIA PLACE (formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)


CELIAC (Gluten Intolerance) Brenda 403-742-3067

COCAINE ANONYMOUS Pager toll-free (20 sec. response time) 1-403-357-6266


Greg Switenky, Chief Administrative Of¿cer Box 119, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Stipulated price sealed bids will be received from qualified General Contractors for the following construction project: Stettler Recreation Centre, 2013 Addition and Renovations Description: The work comprises a140m2, two storey steel and concrete new addition to the existing Recreation Centre in Stettler, Alberta. The project includes substantial renovations (approximately 1600m2) to the existing Main floor Foyer, the second floor Library, and the second floor Seniors centre. Closing Information: 2 p.m. MST August 1, 2013 at the office of: John Hull Architect 111, 4818 Gaetz (50th) Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 4A3 Phone 403-309-3690 Fax 403-309-7292 Email: Tender Documents: With a refundable deposit of $100.00, tender documents are available after 2 p.m. MST July 11, 2013 at the office of John Hull Architect (see above), except for participants in a Plan Deposit Guarantee Program. Tender documents will also be available for viewing at the Calgary and Red Deer Construction Associations, and online through Coolnet. Security: Bid security (Certified cheque, bank draft or bid bond) in the amount of 10% of the bid value is to be provided at time of tender. The successful bidder will be required to provide a performance bond and a Labour and Material Payment bond, each in the amount of 50% of the contract price. Site Meeting: A site information meeting for interested General Contractors, Mechanical and Electrical subtrades will be held on July 16 at 10:00am at

403-742-2337 (parents who have lost a child[ren])

Stettler Recreation Centre 6202-44 Avenue Stettler, AB T0C 2L1



NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Hot Line 403-342-1444

General: The tenders will be opened in public as noted above. Address all inquiries to the office of the prime consultant noted above to the attention of Christine Klein or John Hull.


Town of Stettler PUBLIC NOTICE

(STABIS) For more information phone 403-742-6456

STETTLER & DISTRICT FOOD BANK SOCIETY Kathy Willis - 403-742-4567 Elaine Williams - 403-742-2745 4820 - 51 Street

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved. 1.










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

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

Just Dial - 403-742-1155

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Kevin Missikewitz, who ran the 5K, encourages Stefan Oprea at the 2.5K finish line.


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

Public Notices

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

2729-2013 Lot 1, Block 6, Plan 7621217 4609 - 41 Street Electra Sign Ltd.

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


Fascia Sign

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

2730-2013 Lot 11-14, Block 17, Plan 3781KS 4617 - 59 Street Canalta Food Services Ltd.

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

2731-2013 Lot 32, Block 2, Plan 0224964 4111 - 68 Street Gregg Holden

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

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Youth was well-served in Stettler’s five-kilometre, 2.5-kilometre and 1K runs.

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS APPROVED Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications for a discretionary use in accordance with the County of Stettler No. 6 Land Use Bylaw No. 1443-10 was approved by the Development Authority: 1.

Fascia Signs & Pylon Sign


Detached Garage 2732-2013 Lot 6A, Block 5, Plan 7720247 4005B - 59A Street Close Terry Best


Storage Shed & Cement Patio


You may appeal this decision by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Stettler Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, P.O. Box 280, Stettler, Alberta prior to 4:30 p.m. July 24, 2013. For further information, please phone 403-742-8305. Leann Graham Planning & Development Services

No: Legal Description: Applicant/Owner: Proposed Development:

DP 13019 S 1/2 5-41-16 W4 McNabb Construction Ltd.

No: Legal Description: Applicant/Owner: Proposed Development:

DP 13042 SE 14-36-20 W4 Kelly Lynn Mailer

No: Legal Description: Applicant/Owner: Proposed Development: No: Legal Description: Applicant/Owner: Proposed Development:

Sand, Gravel & Surface Mineral Extraction

Sand, Gravel & Surface Mineral Processing DP 13043 SE 24-38-22 W4 Vincent & Patricia George Contractor’s Business - Home Based (Cheetah Sandblasting & Painting Ltd.) DP 13048 Lot 2, Block 1, Plan 8823129 Part of SE 1-36-20 W4 Jason & Christine Hanson Ancillary Building w/attached dwelling unit

Any person claiming to be affected by such decision may appeal by giving notice in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, County of Stettler No. 6, P.O. Box 1270, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 not later than July 24, 2013. The notice must contain the reason for the appeal. Jacinta Donovan & Cara McKenzie, Development Officers

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013




Kael Lawrence, 15, of the Vermilion Strikers stood tall in goal during the provincial under-16 boys’ Tier 4 rural soccer championship last weekend in Stettler. Lawrence was a busy boy through Vermilion’s four games in three days, including a heartbreaking overtime loss to Wetaskiwin in the bronze-medal game.

SOCCER SPOTLIGHT Photos by John MacNeil


Sarah M. and her uncle, Tony R. Bill H. and his son Greg H.

Ford Employee Ford Retiree


$ Ford Retiree


2013 FOCUS S








2013 F-150 XLT





374 0.99 15 MORE A MONTH





Total Price Adjustments ///



164 2.99








99 1.99 **


160hp 2.0L I-4 Engine /// Air Conditioning /// Active Grille Shutters


FWD 2.5L




138 4.99



Employee Price Adjustment /// $4,423 Delivery Allowance /// $7,250 $11,673 Total Price Adjustments ///





14,000 *

On most new 2013 models (F-150 Super Crew Platinum 4x4 5.0L amount shown)

5.5L /100km 51MPG HWY*** 7.8L /100km 36MPG CITY***

Employee Price Adjustment /// Delivery Allowance /// Total Price Adjustments ///

Total Price Adjustments ///




620 250 $ 870


16,779 *







5.8L /100km 49MPG HWY*** 9.2L /100km 31MPG CITY***








175hp 2.5L I-4 Engine /// AdvanceTrac® with ESC‡‡‡

/// Ford SYNC®††† AND MUCH MORE.

6.3L /100km 45MPG HWY*** 9.5L /100km 30MPG CITY***










10.6L /100km 27MPG HWY*** 15.0L /100km 19MPG CITY***









AdvanceTrac® with RSC‡‡‡ /// Ford SYNC®††† /// Air Conditioning



WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. †Ford Employee Pricing (“Employee Pricing”) is available from July 3, 2013 to September 30, 2013 (the “Program Period”), on the purchase or lease of most new 2013/2014 Ford vehicles (excluding all chassis cab, stripped chassis, and cutaway body models, F-150 Raptor, Medium Trucks, Mustang Boss 302, Shelby GT500 and all Lincoln models). Employee Pricing refers to A-Plan pricing ordinarily available to Ford of Canada employees (excluding any CAW-negotiated programs). The new vehicle must be delivered or factory-ordered during the Program Period from your participating Ford Dealer. Employee Pricing is not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP, Daily Rental Allowance and A/X/Z/D/F-Plan programs. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus S 4-door/2013 Fusion SE/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine/2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine $16,779/$24,339/$22,204/$29,226/$31,720 after Total Price Adjustment of $870/$1,750/$995/$11,673/$11,079 is deducted. Total Price Adjustment is a combination of Employee Price Adjustment of $620/$1,750/$995/$4,423/$3,829 and Delivery Allowance of $250/$0/$0/$7,250/$7,250. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Total Price Adjustment has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Delivery Allowances are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until September 30, 2013, receive 1.99%/2.99%/4.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2013 Focus S 4-door/2013 Fusion SE/2013 Escape S FWD with 2.5L engine for a maximum of 84/72/84 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $214/$355/$300 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$164/$138 with a down payment of $0/$1,000/$1,000 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $1,209.67/$2,190.67/$3,962.05 or APR of 1.99%/2.99%/4.99% and total to be repaid is $17,988.67/$25,589.67/$25,166.05. Offers include a Delivery Allowance of $250/$0/$0 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel dill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ††Until September 30, 2013, lease a new 2013 F-150 Super Cab XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get 0.99% annual percentage rate (APR) financing for up to 24 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $29,226/$31,720 at 0.99% APR for up to 24 months with $1,500 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $374/$389, total lease obligation is $10,476/$10,836 and optional buyout is $19,223/$21,400. Offers include Delivery Allowance of $7,250. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after any price adjustment is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees(administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions apply. Excess kilometrage charges are 12¢per km for Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Fusion and Escape; 16¢per km for E-Series, Mustang, Taurus, Taurus-X, Edge, Flex, Explorer, F-Series, MKS, MKX, MKZ, MKT and Transit Connect; 20¢per km for Expedition and Navigator, plus applicable taxes. Excess kilometrage charges subject to change, see your local dealer for details. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Fusion FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed SST transmission: [9.2L/100km (31MPG) City, 5.8L/100km (49MPG) Hwy] / 2013 Escape FWD 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic transmission: [9.5L/100km (30MPG) City, 6.3L/100km (45MPG) Hwy] / 2013 F-150 4X4 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic transmission: [15.0L/100km (19MPG) City, 10.6L/100km (27MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, vehicle condition, and driving habits. ‡When properly equipped. Max. towing of 11,300 lbs with 3.5L EcoBoost 4x2 and 4x4 and 6.2L 2 valve V8 4x2 engines. Max. payloads of 3,120 lbs/3,100 lbs with 5.0L Ti-VCT V8/3.5L V6 EcoBoost 4x2 engines. Max. horsepower of 411 and max. torque of 434 on F-150 6.2L V8 engine. Class is Full–Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs GVWR. ‡‡F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in Canada for 47 years in a row based on Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association statistical sales report, December 2012. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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