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Hobbema residents think globally with water walk By Amelia Naismith Lugging gallons of water through Hobbema on a hot day is helping fund a borehole in the Lundazi region of Zambia. After spending months last year in Zambia as part of an internship program, Ashley Dennehy came back to Alberta with a drastically changed outlook on life and several projects following the same theme; empowering women and children and promoting self-sustainability. On July 19 Dennehy led an organized Walk for Water fundraiser through Hobbema. Pledges and donations totalling $4,233 will go toward the well. “Basically we’re just simulating a walk for what woman and children do every day in Africa,” said Dennehy. Approximately people came out to walk from the traffic lights near the Samson Cree Tribal Administration building to the Ermineskin Mall, where anything from milk jugs to water cooler bottles were filled and carried back again. Dennehy believes holding the walk will not only benefit those in the Lundazi region who will use the well but the participants and Hobbema as well. “We’re often perceived as a population on high income support and we’re not thinking globally.” “I think that by simulating a walk they’re going to feel understood . . . That we do care for them even though we don’t know them,” she added. Dennehy began getting the permits for the walk in May. “I knew I wanted to do it along the highway and people said no, do it on the side roads and I said no, no one will notice us. I want to do this and I want to do it big.” Dennehy’s sister, Allyson, also participated in the walk and looked with pride upon the community where she grew up. “It makes it really hard for Hobbema when we don’t even have clean drinking water ourselves.” “I’m extremely proud. I didn’t think this many people would come out. It’s like other people said, why would we help people across the world when we have our own problem? It’s the global picture.” Emily Low was inspired by Dennehy and her ability to bring the message and the problem to the home front. Continued on page 8
Ashley Dennehy participates in a Walk for Water fundraiser with Gary Bosgoed, July 19. The goal is to build a sustainable water borehole in the Lundazi region of Zambia. Photo by Amelia Naismith
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Baptist Church volunteers help with High River cleanup Submitted by Bernice Edwards Twenty-six parishioners from Ponoka Baptist Church and three friends from elsewhere travelled by Parson’s Tour Bus to High River as volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse. This organization does tremendous relief work wherever there is significant disaster, such as the horrific flooding that happened in High River in June. On July 15, we left Ponoka shortly after 6 a.m. and returned later in the evening. There were heavy overcast clouds and some fog. The coolness this provided all morning was good, better than too hot. We first went to a staging area for Samaritan’s Purse about 10 kilometres north of High River where we were oriented concerning the work we would do. We were given orange Samarian’s Purse T-shirts to put on, then we were supplied with waterproof, white coveralls, protective goggles, rubber gloves and masks. Everyone brought their own rubber boots. We got back on our bus and were escorted to a newer housing area that had just been opened that morning for volunteers to enter. What an experience we were about to encounter. Our bus parked on the property of a closed veterinarian clinic and we walked a short distance to our work
area. What we first saw were front yards where the grass was totally dead and covered with what looked like chopped, muddy straw. Young, recently planted trees were ruined from the ground up to about a metre and appeared to be alive above this. The sidewalk and streets were already cleaned of debris and washed. We saw well-protected workers literally washing the street just past the entrance to this area, as everything would have been covered in debris. Already in the area we walked into there were mounting piles of ruined belongings of every description on the streets. A backhoe and dump trucks would then haul this devastation away. I wonder where they possibly could be taking what would be mountains of rubbish. Located in rows, on several streets, were fridges and freezers that had been duct-taped shut. Rotten food would be sealed inside of them. There were some washers and driers also with these. The high water marks were visible on the houses, indicating the size of the “lake” with rushed in and covered most of this large and beautiful town. Our larger group was divided into three smaller ones and each was assigned to a house with a group leader. Our group went into a two-storey
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house were it was evident the water had been as high as a metre or a bit better. It had been as much as three to four inches high on the main floor, meaning the basement had been submerged. The basement had been finished and well lived in. Our job would be to totally empty it. The basement window facing the street Parishioners from Ponoka Baptist Church travelled to High River as volwas totally gone. I’m unteers with Samaritan’s Purse to help clean up after the devastating Submitted photo told the force of the flood. water blew out the basestreet. I was sort of facing the mounting pile of rubment windows. This was ble from her basement when I realized that directly evident in every house we saw. Every item in the basement was to come out that behind this pile I could see the top of the tree where I had put the orange balloon. window except for a fridge and two freezers. It struck me as being a symbol of amazing fragile The stronger members of our crew went into the survival in the midst of, terribly powerful devasbasement along with our group leader, who I later realized was the homeowner. He truly was a “brick.” tation. A visual gift from God? I pointed out the Four of us were on the outside taking everything balloon to this dear lady and said this inflated balhanded to us out the window to a nearby pile just off loon had come from her basement. Because it had the sidewalk onto the street. Everything was soaked survived unbroken I felt it deserved a place of honour or covered with watery mud. This included furni- and safekeeping. She broke out into hearty laughter. ture, clothing, electronics, toys, many photo albums, We hugged each other. By noon we were told to walk back to the bus books, pictures, and massive amounts of crumbling wallboard. We worked steadily for three hours in the to be transported across town to where we would be served lunch. Everyone’s white coveralls were now morning. Soon after we started work an inflated, orange grey with mud, especially those how had been down and somewhat muddy balloon was tossed out. A mild in the dungeon-like basements. What a sight we were. breeze bounced it around. How was it possible for We took off these dirty coveralls, gloves and masks this balloon to still be inflated? It was not inflated to before entering the bus. As we did we emerged out full capacity, which helped. I finally picked it up and of the mud with bright orange Samaritan’s Purse Tplaced it in the branches of a small, bushy tree nearby. shirts. What a visible transformation. The area we went to for lunch was closer to the I don’t know why but I wanted to further protect it. After we’d been working for about an hour and a now calm Highwood River. The ground there was half a red truck drove up and parked. A lady got out; different. It was covered everywhere (except the I soon learned she was the lady of the house. She had street that had been cleaned) with a thick layer of brought bottled water in a cooler in the back of her now dried mud. I have no idea how that could be truck. It was appreciated. We used some of the water cleaned up. Maybe over time rain will do it. Lunch was served outdoors. We were at the street to wash the mud off our gloves, then hands, as well level of a once green park, where an overhead canopy as drank it. I had an opportunity to talk with her a while as had been set up to shelter rows of tables and chairs. we stood at the back of her truck in the middle of the Volunteers from various parts of town came here. It was quite cool out (we were glad it wasn’t hot) but before long the heavy overcast began to break up some and sunshine appeared, bringing more of a breeze. When we returned to our place of work we were Sponsored by given clean coveralls, gloves and masks if needed. I was with a smaller group now and in a smaller house. That water had come into the main level only enough to soak the carpeting. None of the drywall Hand Wash Stations seemed affected. The furniture had already been Handicap Units moved to the garage in the back yard and the rugs Trailer Units had been taken out. There was linoleum that had to New Solar Powered Units be painstakingly chipped out. with Running Water This nice bungalow was owned by a single man firstname.lastname@example.org and sadly he had no insurance, as we were told by an agent with Samaritan’s Purse. They wanted to do all www.littlejons.ca they could for him through volunteers. His basement appeared not to be developed so his loss would not be as great as the first house we were in. they did not Only in have insurance on their contents. Our group of 29 worked in five or six houses. Alberta can There has to be between 50 to 60 houses in this area you visit alone, which is a small part of the total picture of Jasper & take destruction in this town. Nonetheless we had helped him home a few people and we were glad we had. We were retoo! peatedly thanked for what we did. Much has been cleaned up in this town with more still to do. Then comes the rebuilding. Many more volunteers are needed, and for a long To adopt call time to come. I personally encourage others who are Ponoka Animal Services able bodied to consider giving your time and strength (Old MacDonald Kennels) to contribute as a volunteer to the people of High Check our website River. Some of us, one day, may need the helping www.oldmacdonaldkennels.ca hands of others.
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County considers hauling restrictions By Amelia Naismith
more materials than smaller “family farm” operations. However, council doesn’t want to single anybody out as more damaging. “Here’s the difficulty — we don’t want to be in the redirecting farmers just trying to do their business,” said Cutforth. Before focusing on preventative notices, council also discussed the idea of adding a fee to farming operations that would pay for road damages. They also believe if every operation were corporate the county would treat them as they do oil and gas operations and bill when damages occur. However variances in size make that option impossible.
Ponoka County council is considering requiring pre-emptive notices from farming operations and projects with the potential to damage roads. CAO Charlie Cutforth says farms undertaking plans such as hauling silage and manure along county roads need to phone and acquire a blanket permit first. “I think these operations need to be climatized to the fact they need to phone the county . . . it’s part of their routine,” said Cutforth. Along with the phone call and issuing permits, Cutforth says the county will also have to give its blessing based on weather and road conditions. If a road is being heavily damaged by the hauling, farmers can be re-routed until the damage is repaired or the YO U M AY Q UA L I F Y F O R road isn’t as soft. DENTURES THROUGH In the past, Ponoka T HE SENIOR BENEFITS County was redirecting traffic and hauling operPROGRAM. ations from chip sealed CA L L T O DAY roads to gravel roads to preserve the chip seal. F O R I N F O R M AT I O N However, complaints of unfairness kept coming in. Giving notice before hauling materials will D E N T U R E C L I N I C ensure the county can keep an eye on the operations and the roads so they won’t be continually damaged without being attended to. The need to give notice applies more to larger, busier, corporate 5101 - 49th Ave • 403-783-3771 operations producing
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Rezoning near the Fifth Meridian By Amelia Naismith
rezoned for her daughter and family. “The east side of it is wetland, it can’t be farmed,” said Reeve. “It’s a rough little corner. It’s not farmable, that’s for sure,” added Reeve Gordon Svenningsen. Future subdivision considered A small parcel of land along range Road 254 was rezoned to country residential to from agricultural district allow for future subdivision. This is the second rezoned parcel on the 157 acres of land. “It’s pretty straightforward, just a separation of the buildings from the rest of the land,” said Svenningsen. Rezoning bylaw amended Samson Tribal Enterprises Ltd. applied to rezone 7.5 acres of land from agricultural to country residential to allow for future subdivision of the land. However, council amended the application and decided to use a creek running just southwest of the proposed land as a natural boarder. Now, just more than 10 acres, the rezoned land is hobby farm.
At county council’s, July 16 meeting, five rezoning applications were approved with ease, as there were no objections from landowners and only one amendment to an application. On the corner of Township Road 434 and Range Road 283 — near the Fifth Meridian — 12 acres of an 80-acre parcel was rezoned from agricultural district to country residential hobby farm to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area. Services are already located on the land from a previous mobile home including a well, an approach, fencing, building site, barn and out buildings. The 12-acre parcel is also not good farming land. Dual lot subdivision Another 40.5-acre agricultural parcel was also rezoned as a country residential hobby farm. The land was rezoned for Don and Della Jess for a subdivision for their son. The parcel could also be subdivided again in the future. “Like I said, I’d like to cut it about in half and I’m thinking — I’m tired of a wet basement — I’m thinking of building a retirement home up there eventually,” said Don Jess. Rezoning for family More poor agricultural land, along Range Road 242 and south of Township Road 424, was rezoned country residential hobby farm. *until August 2, 2013 Joyce Reeve is having the 22 acres of land
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CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE Pastor Jerry Preheim • Pastor Matt Sealy 3704 - 42 St. Ponoka 403-783-6500 Worship Service 11:00 a.m. • email@example.com
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PONOKA Sr. Pastor Paul Spate 5109 - 57 Ave. Ponoka www.fbcponoka.org 403-783-5533 Bible Discovery Hour 9:30 a.m.
Seeing God with someone else’s eyes For most of your life, you’ve had a good relationship with God. You talk to Him often. He even lives nearby; so close, you visit Him often. He’s a good listener, too. But is the God you know the same God your friend knows? Can the reality of God mesh with science, nature, and culture? In the new audiobook What We Talk about When We Talk about God, written and read by Rob Bell, you’ll see how we’re at the edge of a whole new way of answering those questions. Turn on any news channel or pick up the paper, and it seems like everybody knows what God
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NEW COVENANT BAPTIST REFORMED CHURCH Currently meeting at Ponoka Christian School 6300-50 St. Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome! www.baptistreformedponoka.org
PARKLAND REFORMED CHURCH South on 2A, West on Spruce Road 403-783-1888 Worship Service 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon www.parklandurc.org
PONOKA ALLIANCE CHURCH 4215 - 46 St. Pastor Norm Dibben 403-783-3958 Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. The Christian & Missionary Alliance
PONOKA WORD OF LIFE CHURCH Pastor Rob McArthur
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Pastor W. Delleman Worship Service 10:30 a.m. ½ mile south of Centennial Centre for Mental Health & Brain Injury
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ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH Fr. Chris Gnanaprakasam, S.A.C. Mass Times: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:00 a.m. Sunday
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wants. The thing is, says recognizing that spiriBell (a pastor for more tual life isn’t separate than 20 years), “we from regular life. It’s have a problem with about knowing that “we God.” That is, two peoare loved and we belong ple who talk about Him and we are going to be are talking about “two just fine.” extraordinarily different Written and read realities while using the by author and pastor exact same word.” Rob Bell, What We Talk Terri When we talk about about When We Talk Schlichenmeyer God, “we are all over about God is packed the place.” And yet — The Bookworm with grace and goodpeople want to talk ness. There’s also a lot about Him: what they of thought provoking were taught, what they here, which is why I enjoyed this aubelieve, and what makes them hopediobook so much. ful.. In meshing evolution and science God is with us. He’s there when we realize we’re seeing something our with Bible teachings, and atheism soul wants us to remember: the big with Christianity and surfing, Bell moments, and the small ones. He is brings God to modern readers. Along for us and wants the best for all of hu- the way, he questions his own faith manity, whether they believe in Him and uses anecdotes from friends and or not, whether we know we need help family to illustrate God in his life. or not. And He is ahead of us, “pullThat adds up to what will be the ing us forward” for greater and greater best, most helpful sermon you’ve ever understanding, rights, and peace. heard, in an audiobook you’ll want to Talking about God, says Bell, isn’t share. I think, in fact, that What We so much about the words said, as it is Talk about When We Talk about God about being open in heart and mind is definitely something you’ll shout while you’re saying them. It’s about about.
Are you looking to the next big shot? Golf used to be the centre of my entire life but now I am a once-a-week golfer at most. I don’t play enough to perfect my swing or to master all the shots. In every round, I make mistakes. A drive goes astray. An iron shot splashes beautifully into the creek. Or a putt breaks left when I was sure it would break right. For this reason, I like these words from The Tumult and the Shouting by Grantland Rice: “Because golf expresses the flaws of the human swing — a basically simple manoeuver — it causes more selftorture than any game short of Russian roulette. The quicker the average golfer can forget the shot he has dubbed or knocked off line — and concentrate on the next shot — the sooner he begins to improve and enjoy golf. Little good comes from brooding about the mistakes we’ve made.” Rice then commented, “The next shot, in golf or in life, is the big one.” In Philippians 3:13-14, the apostle Paul gave
essentially the same in what you do now. advice: “Brothers, I do Reaching forth not consider that I have means to stretch evmade it my own. But ery muscle to its limit. one thing I do: forgetIt pictures the runner ting what lies behind stretching with all he and straining forward to can to cross the finish what lies ahead, I press line. Paul was always on toward the goal for moving forward for the prize of the upward God. Paul was constantcall of God in Christ ly striving for things that Jesus.” He said the key Pastor Matt Sealy were ahead. We must to forward movement in Church of the Open Bible focus on a goal and that the Christian life is to goal is Jesus Christ. set our eyes on the goal Paul says He pressand keep looking ahead. es on in the present. Nothing in life When we look back to our past sins worthwhile happens without effort. or shortcomings, we open the door to The idea is we cannot get to the findiscouragement. ish line without putting in maximum Believers cannot live on past sins. effort here. It means we run each inChurches are full of spiritual cripples, paralyzed by the grudges, bitterness, dividual leg of the race with all that sins, and tragedies of the past. We we have. When past sin gets us down or must all make a break from our past when we get discouraged because of to pursue the prize. God is interested some failure, we can confess it to God, claim forgiveness, and put PONOKA RISING His it behind us for good. In SUN CLUBHOUSE the Christian life, as in golf, the next shot is the big one.
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Ponoka County Fairs are a century-old tradition By Mike Rainone for the News The delightful theme of the 2013 Ponoka Agricultural Society Fair Saturday, Aug. 10 is Tradition Meets Innovation .... Celebrating 300 years of sweet peas in your garden. Although green thumbs may have been raising those sweet and colorful flowers for more than three centuries, the celebration of home-grown treats in the vibrant new Town of Ponoka began in a long row of tents set up beside the railway tracks in 1904. As the proud tradition of the County Fair enters its 109th year, our present weather combinations of rain and sun are great for growing and greenery, and hopefully have been ideal for producing some great displays of horticulture perfection for the upcoming fair Our active Ponoka Agricultural Society was established in 1903 as a strong community effort with a mission to promote, support, and encourage agriculture opportunities in our urban and rural community. Over the years these always dedicated volunteer boards have played host to colorful August County Fairs and family attractions for young and old from residents of the town and county, as well as visitors from near and far. The summer event became so popular that the organization erected barns and buildings on the fairgrounds on a hilly area on the southern outskirts of town, and in 1921 would feature a two-day show that attracted more than 1,200 items and exhibits of livestock, horticulture, and home-making arts. As well as the magnificent displays of vegetables, flowers, fruits, and
grains, there were tantalizing samples of home-cooking and culinary magic, a look at the skills of sewing, carving, carpentry and quilting, as well as a dance, games, races and much more. In the mid-1930s the thrilling sport of rodeo and wagon racing was added, and of course the area became the permanent home of the Ponoka Stampede. After disbanding in 1957, the Ponoka Agricultural Society reorganized in 1961, and became aggressively involved with many local and district clubs, groups, sponsors, and volunteers who work together to organize the County Fair every August, and have strived to add many new attractions and events along the way. As a Canadian centennial project in 1967, the ag society consolidated the annual affair into a one-day event at the Kinsmen Recreation Centre, adding such exciting display competitions as a junior garden program, hobbies and handicrafts and then later a school competition division, kindly sponsored by Fort Ostell Chapter of the IODE. Milestones of the Ponoka Agricultural Society included the incorporation of the County Fair in 1970, becoming a certified society in 1973 to be eligible for provincial grants, and adding the exciting soap box derby to the mix in 1974. The newly opened Ponoka Arena Complex became the next home of the County Fairs in 1977, the weekly Farmers’ Market was sponsored by the ag society, and the fair became a twoday event in 1978. As well as adding a Nominate Your Neighbour contest for the landscaping and gardening divi-
In 1977 the spacious Ponoka Arena Complex became the new summer home of both the annual Ponoka County Fair and the Ponoka Farmers’ Market, attracting thousands of displays, booths and visitors each and every year. sion, the society also introduced such other exciting family events as displays by the Art Club and Potter’s Guild, a petting zoo with exotic birds, antique displays, Family Fun Festival, music and entertainment features, Beef on a Bun Night, children’s activities, and a light horse show on the Stampede Grounds in conjunction with the County Fair. Most of the exquisite silver trays, ribbons, trophies and prizes handed out each year at the fair have been kindly sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals. On with the show for 2013 A new feature of the County Fair this time around is that the Home, Hobby, and Horticultural Show Aug. 9 and 10 at the Ponoka Legion auditorium, while the others events will be featured just a short distance away at the spacious new Calnash Ag Event Centre on the same days. Divisions on display at the legion hall will include: 4-H, photography, agriculture, junior agriculture, a junior division for ages 11 and under and
Our beloved Alberta prairies were not always lush, green and rich with bountiful crops and foliage, as vividly shown in this stark photo that was taken in the dreaded Dirty Thirties. From 1930-36 much of the prairies were ravaged by dust storms and drought that resulted in severe ecological damage. Somehow our hardy pioneers managed to survive and rebuild what is now our proud heritage.
The Lumberjack Show will be one of the many exciting events at the 2013 Ponoka Agricultural Society County Fair Aug.10 at the Ponoka Legion and the Calnash Ag Event Centre. 12 to 17 years of age, junior garden, rural and urban landscaping and vegetable garden competition, horticultural, arrangements and houseplants, vegetable section, culinary arts, art, arts and crafts, quilts, rugs and wall hangings, sewing, seniors division, special needs division, from scratch division, and the jolly all things Christmas division. Those wishing to enter are urged to pick up one of the 2013 fair booklets around our community, and all entries will be accepted only on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 5 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the lobby area of the legion. All fair entries must be taken to the Ponoka Legion during these times, where entry fees will be collected and all competitors will be registered. Those wishing information on the various divisions are urged to get in touch with the co-ordinators who are listed in the booklet. You are invited to visit the Ponoka Agricultural Society website: at www.ponokaagsociety.ca. Other great family events taking place over at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during the fair include: a ranch rodeo, mutton busting, Rainbow the Clown, community supper, petting zoo, stock dog demo, lumberjack show, greased pig races, bubble gum blowing contest, hobby horse making, hula hoop contest, gunny sack races, the Hot Diggity Dogs and farm safety displays. There will also be a community church on Sunday at the curling rink. The Ponoka Agriculture Society executive includes: Sherry Gummow, Lauraine Weir, Verna Pohl, Cecilia Dykstra, Theresa Abt, Greg Bowie, Karen Douglass, Linc Drynan, Dale Faith, Inger Laing, Ken Pohl and Bruce Swift, who invite everyone to come on down, bring an entry and have a great time at the fair.
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Opinion Take a walk with your mayor Summer has finally arrived, and people from coast to coast are eager to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Many will join their friends, family members or favourite four-legged companion on a stroll about their neighbourhood – but how many would consider doing the same with a member of their local government? Earlier this year, the mayor of Ashland, Ky. launched “Walk with the Mayor.” Concerned with the obesity rate in his hometown, and a lack of civic engagement, the newly-elected Chuck Charles decided he would take to the street. Along with his dog, his worship has scheduled nine walks throughout the summer to promote healthy lifestyles, bring the government to the people, and foster a sense of community among neighbours. The routes are available online, and anyone can join Mayor Charles on his constitutionals, to get to know him better, discuss local priorities, and just enjoy the community on foot. It is a simple initiative but encouraging people to get outside for a walk is an effective way of furthering a number of important goals, from promoting healthy lifestyles to encouraging healthier communities. Besides ensuring everyone involved gets some exercise, citizens have responded positively to the opportunity to speak with their mayor in a meaningful way. While many would be uncomfortable having to schedule a meeting down at city hall, or feel harried with only a few seconds to shake his hand at a community event or during an election campaign, residents are able to spend an hour or more discussing local issues in a friendly and familiar setting – while leisurely touring the community they share. Given the benefits — and the ease with which it could be implemented — why don’t other munici-
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palities attempt a similar initiative? Canadian cities are facing serious challenges and promising opportunities, and citizens might appreciate their elected leaders making themselves available to discuss these issues outside of their office. What if mayors and councillors in communities big and small across Canada committed to walking to and from work, say, 10 times between July and September, and invited their constituents to join them? Obviously, it would be impractical for suburban councillors to walk all the way to city hall but they could begin with a healthy walk in their community, and then jump on public transit the rest of the way. This would provide the additional benefit of allowing them to experience a commute to work from outside their cars. Moving about the city on foot or by bus is very different than getting around behind the wheel. Elected officials in many urban centres are grappling with major spending decisions regarding transit investment, so having a first-hand appreciation for the needs and challenges of navigating without a car could be useful when it comes time to ensure these funds are spent in a manner that actually benefits those who rely on public transportation infrastructure. Moreover, it would give councillors, and anyone who joined them on their stroll, a new perspective on the community. Focusing on getting to your destination behind the wheel does not provide the same opportunity to really see your hometown as walking does. The face of Canada’s urban communities is changing. It is important to give attention to mega projects like skyscrapers and other large de-
Remember government promises Dear Editor: Given the 24-hour news cycle, when information overload is not yet classified as a legitimate medical condition, personal memory is a potential casualty. We might not forget day-to-day things, like our groceries or our bills, but more long-term events might be harder to remember. Questions like: what exactly did our governments promise us two or three years ago; or which communities were affected by that flood other than Calgary and High River; and exactly how long did it take people to recover, might be more difficult to remember a few years from now. That is why, commentators say, the makeover of the federal Conservative government cabinet or the current Alberta government’s austerity budget is being done at this time because two or three years from now we will have forgotten earlier policies or budgets. Perhaps that is a cynical point of view and governments have practical and not solely politi-
cal motives for what they do, yet it is important to remember and weigh our memories and the values that make these memories important. There is absolutely no point in remembering things that are irrelevant but events that have affected others and ourselves, one way or another, are important to recall. And not necessarily out of vindictiveness or anger, but soberly, understanding two or three years from now, people in power will try to explain themselves. It is worth listening to the explanations, despite the high level of emotion and election glitz that will surround speeches and events. Perhaps at this point it might be helpful when memories are still fresh, to note down one or two points that have affected or are affecting others and ourselves. Just for the record, so to speak, before our memories start to fade and before information overload becomes a widespread epidemic. George Jason
velopments — as politicians often do — but it is also worthwhile to see our neighbourhoods as cohesive wholes, something that is far easier done on foot than zipping through with your eyes and attention on the road. Clearly, the goals of a “walk with your councillor to work” program would be more qualitative than quantitative but that is definitely not a strike against the idea — especially considering the whole initiative would be free. In fact, the municipal level of government has the most direct impact on Canadians’ lives but many citizens do not realize just how many services fall under their jurisdiction; having the opportunity to speak with their mayor or councillor could help
residents understand the myriad roles city governments play. Participants would be able to put a face to the name of their representative, and enable them get to know each other on a more personal level. It would be a small initiative, but could be a meaningful step in fostering civic engagement and understanding, promoting healthy lifestyles, and getting people out to enjoy what will hopefully be a beautiful Canadian summer. Troy Media municipal affairs columnist Benjamin Gillies is a political economy graduate from the University of Manitoba, where he focused on urban development and energy policy. He works as a consultant in Winnipeg.
Friendly Ponoka has strong potential Dear Editor: I would like to thank everyone in Ponoka who read and absorbed Lynn Burdett’s letter last week about focusing on the positive in our town. She has done an excellent job of putting into words exactly why we chose Ponoka to move to and open our gallery a year and a half ago. After an extensive search around Central Alberta, we identified Ponoka as not only one of the friendliest towns in the area but one with absolutely the most potential to become much, much more. From its beautiful river valley setting, to its possibilities for a quaint and historic downtown to its location right on the province’s major transportation corridor, there are few towns, if any, that can
compete. After some 18 months here full-time (two years if you include the time we spent checking the place out), we haven’t changed our minds even slightly — but we are oft-times annoyed, if not discouraged, by some of the negative sentiment we have encountered. Suggest anything in the way of progress and you’ll find a line-up of people to tell you why it can’t be done, rather than saying, “Let’s see if there’s a way we can do that.” As Lynn says, it’s time to stop focusing on the fly, the negative, and start seeing Ponoka for what it has and how much more it can be. Danny Lineham Owner/operator Siding 14 Gallery
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County changing contributions By Amelia Naismith As they’ve done for several years Ponoka County council is supporting the Rimbey Horticultural Society’s annual Horticulture and Craft Show. Councillors agreed upon their usual donation of $100. At the same meeting, July 16, the Ponoka Roping and Riding Association also requested Ponoka County be a sponsor at their year-end awards banquet. Ponoka County recently adopted a new policy stating organizations could only apply for donations at a certain point during the year. “We just want to look at everything at the same time and judge them on their merits,” said Coun. Paul McLauchlin. Many organizations aren’t aware of the policy and council isn’t strictly enforcing it until next year.
However, councillors decided to defer participating as a sponsor because the request from the Roping and Riding Association is one they haven’t received before. They’ll re-evaluate the request, along with any other first-time requests they receive this year, next year at the designated time. Council feels future dealings with requests will become harder because next year they’re losing designated provincial funds that would have gone to the organizations. Unless the provincial drilling permits funding is extended for another year, as it was this year, the county’s general revenue funds will depreciate $650,000. The Municipal Sustainability Initiative funding is another program terminated at the end of this year, said Cutforth. “So that’s $481,000 we will not have next year.”
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NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Ponoka Jubilee Library Board Vacancy The Ponoka Jubilee Library Board is seeking applications for an enthusiastic and community-minded individual to join the Library Board. Any persons interested in serving on the Library Board are requested to submit a completed Board application Form to the Town of Ponoka on or before August 31, 2013. Board application forms are available at the Town Oﬃce, Town website: www.ponoka.ca, or at the Ponoka Jubilee Library.
Nominate a Property for FREE Utilities The Pride in Your Property Contest is open to Town residents and businesses, from June 1 to September 15. Here’s your chance to nominate yourself, a business, or someone you know for having a well-kept property. Prizes are awarded to Residential and Business properties as follows: • Best Kept Residential - $500 Town of Ponoka Utility Credit • Best Kept Commercial/Industrial - $500 Town of Ponoka Utility Credit • Most Improved Residential - $750 Town of Ponoka Utility Credit • Most Improved Commercial/Industrial - $750 Town of Ponoka Utility Credit Entry forms are available at www.ponoka.ca, or pick up at the Town Oﬃce. Reward yourself or someone you know for their hard work and enter today!
Be a Responsible Pet Owner With summer upon us, more residents will be out enjoying the days in our parks. Please keep in mind it is the owner’s responsibility to always pick up after your dog, regardless of where they decide to do their business. Our pets will want to spend more time in the backyard resulting in the possibility of increased barking. To assist us with barking complaints, please take the time to talk to the pet’s owner, it is likely they are unaware of their pets’ actions when not at home. Please help keep Ponoka a safe and enjoyable community for all. Thank you for your cooperation.
Waste Transfer Station Hours Tuesday through Saturday - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm There is a minimum tipping fee of $7.50 per visit. There is no charge for compostable materials (grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, branches) or tires. Call 403-783-8328 for more information. ** The Landﬁll that receives waste from the Town’s Waste Transfer Station has imposed a charge of $10.00 for each mattress and box spring received. As a result a $10 fee for each mattress and box spring will be charged at the Ponoka Waste Transfer Station.**
PUBLIC NOTICE: Fire Hydrant Flushing The Town of Ponoka Waterworks department will be ﬂushing all hydrants within the Town, over the next 2-3 months, to ensure they operate properly as well as maintaining cleanliness in the water distribution system. When crews are in your area, you may experience some discoloration in your tap water. This is normal and by running your bathtub or garden hose for a short period of time, it will clear. Thank you for your cooperation.
EVENTS AND RECREATION Aquaplex Update Afternoon public swim from1-3 weekly! Splash Fest August 23, 1:00 - 4:00 pm - swimming, hotdogs, games and more! Advance tickets are $5.00 or 5 for $20.00, $7.00 at the door.
Family Lego Club at the Library! Ponoka Jubilee library invites children and adults to take part in our Family Lego Club. Come build whatever your imagination can come up with! All Lego will be provided by the library and the master pieces will be put on display for all to see. Regular meetings are the last Friday of every month. Ages 3+ and all younger children must be accompanied by parent/guardian or older sibling. No Lego bricks are to come into or leave the library. Next Lego Time: July 26th, 3:30 to 5:00pm
SAVE THE DATE Join us for High Tea at Fort Ostell Museum to recognize our immigrant ancestors who have come to Ponoka in the past 109 years. Come and view new exhibits for the summer and ﬁnd all the mustaches! Cost is $5.00 per person and runs from 1 to 4 on Saturday August 3rd. Hope to see you there!
Check Out the C.O.W. Bus! Ponoka Jubilee Library invites everyone to come out and see the C.O.W. Bus. It is a bus painted like a cow that promotes literacy around the province of Alberta. There are plenty of fun activities on the bus for children ages 0-6. The bus will be parked at the library on Tuesday July 30th from 9am-1pm. Come out and have some fun!
Ponoka Music Festival Come out and support Alberta Musicians on July 27th 10:30AM to 10:00 PM at the Centennial Park Bandstand. This is a free festival, donations are appreciated. Any businesses or artists interested in participating please contact Sarah Olson 403-783-0116 or by e-mail email@example.com.
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By Amelia Naismith The Four Bands of Hobbema have officially requested to change the community’s name to Maskwacis. In a letter written to Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, and Transportation Minister Ric McIver, Chief Marvin Yellowbird of the Samson Cree Nation says they hope to be able to make the official announcement at the Maskwacis Cree Nation meeting held at the end of summer.
On March 13 of last year, Yellowbird and 11 of the 12 Samson Cree Nation councillors signed a document stating they were re-affirming their power over traditional territory known as Maskwacis and Nipishkopahk. The Ermineskin Cree Nation, the Louis Bull Tribe and the Montana Band support the request. Although the territory was named Hobbema in 1891, the Plains Cree Nation never ceded its rights and title to the land. Over the past several years, indigenous
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Continued from page 1 “I grew up in Ponoka, so it’s pretty close to Hobbema. It hits pretty close to home. It means a lot more when you can bring something home.” She explained by having people participate in the simulation and better understanding and empathy can be achieved. Gary Bosgoed, senior vice president of Worley Parsons, a resources and energy company based in Edmonton, also came to walk the walk. Bosgoed decided to have the company team up with Dennehy and the Samson Cree Nation after reading about her Africa trip in Ponoka News. He read about her plans to raise money for the well and knew she’d need more than the original $500 estimate for a pump. “We said we’ve got to find her,” said Bosgoed. Worley Parsons matched the initial $2,116.50 raised at the walk. However, his biggest focus wasn’t the donation Worley Parsons would make. It was the well as a finished product and the experiences Dennehy and other participants of the project would gain. As a long-term plan, Bosgoed, a aboriginal who grew up in Saskatchewan, wants to build a relationship with the Samson Cree Nation that will enable him to employ more First Nation workers. “We want to hire Canadians. We think it’s the best resources; First Nations, aboriginal communities.”
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peoples across the world have been reclaiming their traditional names and the Samson Cree Nation is advising third parties to respect the re-affirmation. The Samson Cree Nation, the Ermineskin Cree Nation, the Louis Bull Tribe and the Montana Band. Only a portion of the land falls in Ponoka County and on July 16 county councillors approved the motion of the band council resolution to the minister. According to CAO Charlie Cutforth, provincial approval has already been given. “Because it’s a hamlet where at least a portion of the community has hamlet status in Ponoka County we’re required a resolution to change the name as well,” he explained. Hobbema was given its named by Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, because he admired the paintings of Dutch artist Meindert Hobbema. The name was chosen when the Calgary-Edmonton line was laid. According to the Central Alberta Regional Museum Network website, “There is a folklore legend that the site of Hobbema was chosen as a result of a dream by a band chief named Ermineskin. He dreamt that a priest was pointing a crucifix in the direction of Hobbema.”
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Library picks logo winner By Amelia Naismith A talented graphic artist checked out a competition at the Ponoka Jubilee Library and won. Grace Hoviuf, of Ponoka, entered the logo design the contest on a whim without any expectations; she’s never entered any graphic design contest before, let alone a national one. “The name is actually jubilee, excitement, celebration,” said Hoviuf, referring to her logo design. The books surrounding the name double as fireworks. “The board chose something being a fresh look for the library,” said Grace Hoviuf is the proud winner of a Kobo librarian David Trem- reader with her winning logo for the Ponoka Jubilee Library logo contest. blay. Photo by Amelia Naismith While it won’t be used as the Jubilee Library’s new logo, the winning design “It’s just a way to grab some comwill provide ideas to the board for logo munity feedback,” said Tremblay. ideas in the future. The official new logo for the liThe library also has a display board brary will come into effect next fall, featuring all entrees of the contest to says Tremblay, hopefully before be voted on by the public through a Christmastime. ballot system. However, first the library board The Jubilee Library board is using needs to go through the creative propublic opinion to realize and take into cess and look at the budget to decide account what people want in the new what funds can be put toward the projlogo. ect.
Ponoka Emergency Tri- Services Society would like to thank the following for their contribution to the Youth Triathlon Plus, helping to make it a success. RCMP / Auxilliary
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We apologize if we have overlooked anyone on the list. Your contribution was greatly appreciated. Thanks for making this event such a success and look forward to next year.
Thank You! The Ponoka Stampede Rodeo Challenge committee would like to thank the following for making the 2013 Ponoka Stampede Rodeo Challenge a success: • Ponoka Stampede Association • Jace Harty Memorial Bull Riding • EnCana Corporation • WS Foods Inc. (Stan Wickberg Family) • RCMP Corporal Peter Nobles (St. Albert) • Sunny 94 Radio & Mascot • John Gordon • Vold Audio • Schultz Psychological Services • Heck Petroleum Ro oss Agr gri Su Supp pplies es • Ross Agri Supplies
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Contestant Nyah in the flag picking picking assisted by Shawn Calfrobe (outrider WPCA on the left) and Rick Fraser, WPCA Chuckwagon driver on the right.
Thanks to Marilyn Jones, Doug Rogers with Wild West Willie, and Kristy Deckert for providing the small & big animals for our contestants enjoyment. Thanks to Don & Shirley Campbell and Ed Zukowski for providing the teams & wagons. Thank you to Miss Rodeo Canada 2013, Gillian Shields and Miss Ponoka Stampede 2013, Shelby Simmonds. Thank you to Amber Marshall of CBC TV series Heartland for attending our event. Thank you to Jennifer & Deanna Henderson for singing our National Anthem. Thank you to Larry Henkleman, Mayor of Ponoka for your opening remarks. Thank you to our returning MC, Tim Day from KG Country Radio 95.5 FM. THANKS to our dedicated & exceptional volunteers who come year after year, we couldn’t do it without you. To all of our cowboys, cowgirls, World Professional Chuckwagon Association men & women, thank you for putting a smile on each and every contestants face. A fun, memorable day for each contestant and their family will be treasured forever. Our apologies and thanks to anyone we may have inadvertently missed.
Contestant Amanda with Candis Sprat as her partner in calf roping.
Contestant Ethan receiving his trophy for excellent rodeo skills, To his left his partner, Hugh Sinclair of the WPCA. Joe Dodds, President PSA, Amber Marshall, CBC Heartland and Corporal Peter Nobles from St. Albert (13 times a volunteer).
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Ponoka CIBC robbed at knifepoint By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye The CIBC in Ponoka was robbed at knifepoint July 17 at 10:30 a.m. Police are looking for a Caucasian man approximately 25 to 40 years old with a large mark on the back of his left hand between his thumb and index finger. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie inside out, along with blue pants that had a white stripe down the leg. A red bag was carried by the suspect during the offence. Driving drunk to bar Police charged a 36-year-old Ponoka man with impaired driving July 19 after arriving to a
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History of sweet pea highlighted at Ponoka ag fair By Amelia Naismith Having survived time and space in the common garden for the last 300 years, the sweet pea is being highlighted at the Ponoka Agricultural Fair Home Hobby and Horticulture Show this year. “The really neat thing about sweet peas is they started out as a weed, like most flowers do. A Sicilian weed,” said Doreen Broska, convener for the Home, Hobby and Horticulture Show. “What I’m planning to do is having several little factoids throughout the bench show, and perhaps spill into other events,” said Broska. She also wants extra sweet peas displayed throughout the show and illustrate
how they’ve been used as cultural decoration in society. Sometime in the late 1600s the weed began being developed as a flower. “By 1713 they had been developed to the point, they were introduced to the Royal Society of England,” said Broska. “So we thought this was an auspicious year because this is the 300th year it’s been available to the common gardener,” she added. The sweet pea’s popularity is interesting because, unlike other flowers the sweet pea isn’t edible. Gardens have been used mostly as a food source and people haven’t wanted to take up space to grow only flowers. However, the sweet peas can be grown vertically and it doesn’t take up the space other flowers do. Since its introduction sweet peas have been developed into several different varieties of colours and families, including the royal and mammoth families. “But they still have that wonderful, amazing fragrance,” says Broska. Despite genetic tampering the flowers have maintained their soft pastel colouring too. “It’s like having a watercolor
bloom. The forgiving flower can be planted anywhere from the beginning of April to the end of May but if the seeds are too wet and cold they don’t germinate properly. “In England I’ve noticed they’re pretty determined to put them in good, well-rotted manure,” said Broska. However, she feels that level of “finicky” gardening isn’t necessary.
on the edge of your garden,” said Broska. Double varieties with extra petals have also been developed. “I don’t really like them. I don’t like the extra petals, I don’t think they’re necessary,” said Broska. “But that’s just my bias. There may be people out there that like them,” she added. Like all annual flowers, the more sweat peas are picked the more they
Best yard deadline extended By Amelia Naismith
People are also encouraged to enter their neighbours’ yards, with permission. By July 17 only a few yards had been entered. “We need more people entering,” Hatala implored. “Don’t be afraid of phoning lastminute because we’ll certainly accept those,” said Davies. Davies says the division wants to be able to recognize those who put extra work into their gardens themselves. “We really are excited when we see people put their own personal touch into it.”
Due to a serious lack of entries the Ponoka Agricultural Fair Home Hobby and Horticultural Show is extending the deadline of its yard competition to July 26. Janet Hatala and Gail Davies, conveners for rural and urban landscaping and vegetable garden division show, want people to step forward and be recognized for the hard work they put into their yards and gardens.
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Cash for good: Morgan Chernick of the Ponoka Youth Centre accepts $271 from Donna Merrill, manager of the Farmer’s Market 50/50 draw July 7. Cecille Johnson was the other winner.
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Ponoka horseshoe pitcher heads to worlds By Amelia Naismith After pitching on and off for most of his life, an avid horseshoe player has landed a spot at the World Horseshoe Tournament for the sixth time. Roy Spelrem competed for the first time at worlds in Red Deer; he’s also pitched in Wisconsin, Illinois and Kentucky. This year the tournament is held in St. George, Utah and will host 12,000 players from across Canada and the United States. Worlds are usually held between the two countries, rather than abroad, because there aren’t many international players who attend the tournament. Spelrem remembers a couple of European players one year and a few Japanese another, but nothing much beyond that. The tournament began July 22 and runs for two weeks. Spelrem pitches July 25 to 27.
Horseshoe Tournament results: Roy Spelrem pitches a horseshoe at a tournament in Ponoka July 20. Photo by Amelia Naismith
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The players are placed in groups of 16 where the pitching average between the top and bottom player can differ by one per cent. “I pitch around 50 per cent,” said Spelrem. The winner of the B category, where Spelrem will pitch, receives $500. “You’re there to win. You’re there to win but it’s for fun too.” “I used to be in category A but I’m not anymore. I got too old for that,” Spelrem added. Although the competition at worlds is tight, Spelrem says it’s still a social game; at worlds and at more relaxed tournaments. “It’s one big family.” “I think what I like about the game is anybody can play horseshoes. It’s not a money game, anybody can afford it.” To qualify for the World Horseshoe Tournament players have to pitch in a minimum of four sanctioned tournaments, like the one that took place in Ponoka, July 20. The tournament hosted players from across central Alberta and Spelrem placed second in the mixed B category.
On July 21 Zone 4 participants in the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games held a celebratory banquet and medal ceremony at the Ponoka Senior’s Drop in Centre for medalists in arts and crafts and creative writing. Because the games host approximately 1,200 competitors, winners from those two categories don’t actually attend the Games unless they also medal in a different category. Eileen Ensminger (left) took home seven medals from the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games in arts and crafts; Doreen Rausch won gold and silver. Both competed from area 3 (Ponoka). Photos by Amelia Naismith
Alberta 55 results: Arts and Crafts: Doreen Rausch – gold Kathleen Tennant – gold Shirley Thomas – gold Marlene Tiegs – gold Mary Hydomako – gold Betty Dragon – gold Helen Drader – gold (2) Shirley Barnes - gold Eileen Ensminger – gold (4) Beulah Johnston – gold Doreen Rausch – silver Loreen Beggs – silver Shirley Thomas – silver
Shirley Barnes – silver Eileen Ensminger – silver Beulah Johnston – bronze Ole Lundle – bronze Eileen Ensminger – bronze (2) Florence McMohn – bronze (2) Creative Writing: Walter Hawksworth – gold Shirley Reaman – silver (2) Shirley Reaman bronze
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More than 200 swimmers from nine clubs took to the waters of the Ponoka Aquaplex for the Gators meet July 20. Ocean Lehocky slices through the water during the 25-metre short back.
Gators swimmers host annual meet By Amelia Naismith A home pool advantage provides the comfort needed to support many Ponoka swimmers as they attempt their best and hope to break a few more records. On July 20, 229 swimmers, approximately 50 more than last year, from nine clubs took to the waters of the Ponoka Aquaplex for the Gators-hosted meet. Coach Jon Davis says this year four girls (Kate Hollingsworth, Aspen McTaggert, Lauria Wilson, Harbour Lehockey) were
looking to break a record in relay swimming. “If they break the relay time they’ll be the fastest relay team in Alberta for girls under eight.” The girls finished fourth as a team last year. “They were all seven-year-olds in an eight-years-olds category, so they were all very young,” said Davies. Last year the Gators swim club broke 56 records and many of the 14 and under boys are provincially ranked. Fifty of the 75 youths swam at the meet, 20 were under
During the Ponoka Gators home meet July 20, Zoe McCormick attempts to catch competitor Sydney Hucal.
eight years old. “I think this meet really benefits our younger ones because they get to sleep in their own beds and come to the pool the swim at three times a week,” said Davies. “Lots of them do really well at this meet because they know the pool so well,” he added. Both Kate Hollingsworth and Mariah Chisholm look forward to the Gators’ meet so much because they get to swim in their own pool.
“It’s a home meet, I love home meets because I’m used to the pool,” said Chisholm. Chisholm has been swimming competitively for the last three years and competed in the backstroke, two freestyle and the 100-metre IM races. “It just feels more comfortable,” added Hollingsworth. She’s been swimming for the past four years and has attended provincials several times. Results were not available.
Harbour Lehockey races in the girls’ 50-metre long free.
Photos by Amelia Naismith
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Ponoka girls head to softball nationals By Amelia Naismith Grandslam softball performances are sending two Ponoka girls far from home. Amy Lank, a U-18 second base and centre fielder, is heading to the Western National U-18 Championships in Charlottetown, PEI Aug. 12 to 18. “I’m really excited. This is my first year playing with the River City Hornets. They’re great girls, we have really good chemistry together,” said Lank. She knows competition at the Western National Championships will be fierce, especially from Ontario and British Columbia, but once one of the Hornets starts to hit and play well everyone will feed off the energy and follow suit. Although she hasn’t competed in nationals with the Hornets before Lank believes it’s the strongest team she’s played for. At provincials, July 12 to 14, Lank and her teammates won first place after defeating Calgary Kaizen, 6-1. “You had to be perfect in that game. They’re a very strong hitting
team,” said Lank. “Although the score didn’t show it, it felt like a very tight game,” she added. For Lank and her teammates, provincials didn’t take off they way they were hoping. They lost two of their three round robin games and also lost their quarterfinal game to Calgary Kaizen. “We didn’t really start to play good until the semifinals,” said Lank. “It was all uphill for there.” Normally the top three teams from Alberta attend nationals but Lank says this year only two are going. “This is so screwed up, the Kaizen said if they didn’t first they weren’t going. They didn’t get first.” St. Albert nationals U-12 pitcher and shortstop Sarah Willier and her teammates are attending the Western National U-14 Championships in St. Albert, Aug. 2 to 5. A happiness creeps into Willier’s voice when she talks about the game and already she’s looking forward to lacing up her cleats
and stepping onto the diamond. “I just like getting to play overall. Just getting to go out onto the diamond and hit balls and take ground and pop flies.” Willier also thinks highly of the girls she plays with. “We’re like sisters, we’re like a family. If we have a problem we take it on together.” At provincials, Willier and her teammates won their first five games and lost the final to Calgary Kaizen. Now they’re preparing both physically and mentally for the competition at nationals. “A few of us have quite a few injuries but we’ll play through those injuries.” “We made westerns for a reason,” she added. Aside from prepping their minds and bodies, the biggest challenge that comes with nationals is staying pumped and positive when trailing. “I’ll just say lets go girls, we made westerns for a reason. We’re going to lose a bit. Well, we might lose a bit, I’m not really sure.”
Sarah Willier pitches at a recent tournament. She and her teammates are heading to U12 nationals in St. Albert Aug. 2 to 5. Photo submitted
Slowpitch action (Left) Jordan Jalbert connects with the ball and sends it to the outfield, a hit that lands him on second base during the Stan Baliant Memorial Slow Pitch Tournament July 19 to 21. Right: Adam Koehler (19) slips past Sam Brabbins and makes it safely to third. Photos by Amelia Naismith
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Obituaries MEMORIAL SERVICE TED HOOVER 1929 - 2002 MURIEL HOOVER 1934 - 2012
Dianne Elizabeth Bateman Dianne Bateman died on June 5, 2013 at the age of 62† in the Royal Alexander Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born in Edmonton in December of 1950, she was the eldest of 5 children. Her early years were spent involved in junior choirs, pedal pushers,and church related summer camps. Dianne was a good student and went on to university achieving a Bachelor of Arts in 1976 from the University of Calgary. She worked in Edmonton at The Society For Retired and Semi Retired for 30 years, a job she loved, retiring herself in 2003. Her free time was spent† involved in Women’s Aglow, live theatre, reading and family activities. She enjoyed photography as a hobby and travel to Florida and our Canadian Rockies. She maintained her spiritual being both through attendance at services, personal readings and ongoing support of various charities, including the Canadian Bible Society. She was predeceased by both her parents Richard and Dorothy as well as her youngest brother David. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ponoka Funeral Home to both honor and celebrate a life too short. Friends and family are welcome. To express condolences to Dianne’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
Wesley Dale Umbach May 29, 1944 - July 18, 2013 Mr. Wes Umbach of Calgary passed away at the age of 69 years. Wes was an accomplished Pipe Fitter/Gas Fitter who spent most of his time in Fox Creek with Chevron Kaybob South. It was conveniently a great place to enjoy his outdoor passions of golf and fishing. Wes loved his family. Wes leaves behind his wife Joyce, two daughters; Kerry (Chris) and Kristine (Chuck),† four much loved grandchildren, Courtney, Stephani, Connor and Addison. Survived by his two sisters Janice (Don) and Karen (Bob). Predeceased by his parents Ruth (Cecil) and brothers Dave, Bev, Binky (Don). The family would like to thank the many friends and relatives that have taken time to visit or call over the last little while. The support has made a difference. We would like to thank the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre for their† recent support and compassion. A Celebration of Life for family and friends in Ponoka was held on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 2 pm at the Wombold Funeral Home 5115-50th Avenue Ponoka. Reception followed at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall 5129-49th Avenue Ponoka. The family requests in lieu of flowers please forward donations to The Kidney Foundation of Canada Southern Alberta Branch at www.kidney.ca
Ted and Muriel Hoover were residents of Ponoka from 1968 to 1987, and are lovingly remembered by many in the community. Please join us for a Celebration of their lives on Friday August 2nd, 2013 at 2pm at the Ponoka United Church. Interment and a Tea Social to follow.
WILSON Jordan Brett Wilson was born on November 7, 1994 in Lacombe, Alberta and passed away near Beiseker, Alberta on July 15, 2013 at the age of 18 years. Jordan will be lovingly remembered by his brother Blake and his parents Yvonne and Steven Wilson of Three Hills, AB; Grandma Emma Wilson of Ponoka; Grandparents Ben and Marg Bednar of Ponoka, aunts Marion Wilson of Pigeon Lake, AB; Donna Wilson of Edmonton, AB; uncle Glen Carter of Calmar AB; aunt Julia Carter and George Rogers of Leduc, AB; uncle Wesley (Lisa) Bednar of Ponoka, AB; uncle Michael Bednar of Ponoka AB; and aunt Corrine (Jason) Liivam of Innisfail, AB; cousins Michael (Sann) Mohl, Aaron (Amy) Mohl, Cassandra (Nick) Carter, Colter (Carla) Carter, Kirk, Ashley and Tegan Bednar, Xavier and Zane Liivam. Jordan was predeceased by his Grandpa George Wilson of Ponoka, and his great grandparents, and great uncles. A Funeral Service was held at the Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church in Three Hills, Alberta on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Forest Home Cemetery in Ponoka, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, Jordan would have loved donations made to:Lutheran Campus Ministry, University of Alberta, 169E HUB International, University of Alberta, T6G 2E1 www.ualberta.ca/~rfreimer/ Help, Learn Discover - The EcuaExperience www.ecuaexperience.com 511-5262 Oakmont Crescent, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5H 4R7 or to Stars Air Ambulance www.stars.ca 1441 Aviation P a r k N E , B o x 5 7 0 , C a l g a r y, A l b e r t a , T 2 E 8 M 7 Condolences to Jordan’s family may be made by visiting www.womboldfuneralhomes.com Arrangements entrusted to PONOKA FUNERAL HOME
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CICELY JOAN SUSUT Mrs. Cicely Joan Susut of Lacombe, Alberta passed away at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on July 16, 2013. Joan was born in Lacombe, Alberta on November 8, 1923. She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Albert Susut on May 27, 2008. She is survived by her loving daughter Joanne and dear friend Margaret Ramsey of Rimbey, Alberta, as well as a sister-in-law; Rose Rutledge of Des Moines, Iowa. Also surviving Joan is a very special great nephew; Lonnie Kasha and his wife Joanne of Cochrane, Alberta. Additional survivors include Joan’s special niece Sandra Susut of Edmonton, Alberta, a dear family friend Wayne Spink of Lacombe, Alberta as well as many nieces and nephews, friends, neighbours and several cousins in England. At Joan’s request, there will not be a memorial service. Donations in her name can be made to the William Watson Lodge Society at Box 30344 Chinook Postal Outlet, 6455 MacLeod Trail S.E. Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2W1 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again. Memories keep us close Joanne Susut Condolences may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”
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Thank you to family & friends for all your kindness and support; visits, flowers and donations given in Mom’s memory. Thanks to F.C.S.S., Ponoka Home Care and Dr. Greyling. We are grateful for all your care and compassion. Marlon & Sheila of Wombold Funeral Home, we thank you for helping us through this difficult time. The Betty Spelrem Family
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PRITCHARD The family of Evion Pritchard would sincerely like to thank all our relatives and friends for your support, phone calls, visits to our home and the many acts of kindness over the past many months. The nurses from FCSS for their special care which was very helpful and very much appreciated. The pallative care nurses and Dr. Bunting we thank you. Drs. and professional people at the ALS clinic at the Misericordia Hospital, we are very grateful for all their help and many acts of kindness, we thank each and every one. Gwen De Almeida, your visits to our home, excellent care and especially being there for us in the final days. Celebrant Sheila Van Alstyne for tributes, stories, music selections and your kind words. Marlon and staff at Wombold Funeral Home we thank you for your passionate expertise to ease us through this very difficult time. We thank the pallbearers and everyone for cards, floral tributes, food, donations to the ALS Society in Evion’s memory and Bob Hepp for the lovely lunch.
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Thanks to friends and extended family for all your prayers, kindness, food, flowers, and generous donations in honor of Margie. Margie would be very pleased that these donations will be used to help others in the community.
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Dr. Gregory Chan and Medical Centre staff Sandy Woodfin and Betty Golley Gwen Plested and the Palliative Care Council Pharmacist Jamal Raji and staff FCSS and the a.m. care staff Ponoka United Church - Linda McKelvie, Marlene York, Ken Liddle, Fred Hiebert, Keitha Lewis and Choir Reverend Ross Smillie, Doreen Smillie and Nell Liddle for the service and messages Mary Lou Gee for tribute assistance Marlon Wombold and Sheila Van Alstyne of Wombold Family Funeral Homes George McKenzie and the Ponoka Drop In Centre Staff - Custodian Terry Meyers Bob Hepp Catering Christina’s former colleagues at Queen Elizabeth High School for luncheon serving assistance Doreen Rausch and Barbara Uhl for their assistance in helping Margie complete two special projects
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The care Margie and her family has received during her illness and funeral arrangements is deeply appreciated. Margie’s family thanks the multiple members of the community who have supported them on this journey. These include:
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We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the following who were there for us at the difficult time of Carol Jensen’s passing. To Victim’s Services for your immediate response; to Christina and Trevor for quick assistance as well and the special words you shared at church; to Marlon and Sheila at the Ponoka Funeral Home for going above and beyond in meeting our needs so compassionately; to Pastor Tim for your kindness, sincerity, and speaking the Words of Truth; to the ladies and gentlemen at Trinity Lutheran for your servant hearts and great lunch; to the Calumet Cemetery crew for manicuring the grounds; to those who provided meals and baking; to those who sent cards, memorial donations, condolences, and personal words of sympathy and encouragement; to Mary and Colin for opening your home and your hearts. It was evident that Carol had a large number of friends and acquaintances. Those relationships were the highlights of her life. God bless you all. In lieu of individual thank yous, a donation will be made to the Ponoka Food Bank.
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Successful applicant will have good computer and customer relationship skills. Previous counter experience and equipment or construction related experience will be an asset. We offer competitive wage and benefit packages. To join our team please fax resume to 403-742-8777 or email darryl@ stettlerrentals.com
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in.
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with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015
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Shaw Pipe Protection is in need of hard working and dedicated individuals to fill the positions of labourers in their Camrose Pipe Coating Facilities.
Start rate is $22.75 - $22.85 per hour. Upon completion of the probationary period the rate will increase to $23.55 - $23.76. Shaw Pipe Protection also offers an excellent benefit and pension plan. If you are a hard working person willing to work overtime, have a good attitude and can work shift work we would like to hear from you. Applicants must be 18 years of age.
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Shaw Pipe Protection Limited 5410 - 39th Street Camrose, Alberta T4V 4P4 Fax: (780) 679-6423 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org No telephone calls accepted.
Required Immediately Full-Time Pay for Part-Time Work!
Do you currently work part-time or are you semi-retired and bored?
• Use some of your spare time to make extra cash! Are you a stay-at-home parent with small kids?
• Take them along with you! Car seats are available! Qualiﬁcation Desired:
Class 2 Operators License with a satisfactory Drivers Abstract and Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
Our goal is to be a service to you.
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Serving ServingCentral CentralAlberta Alberta
IfIf you you need need aa cat, cat, hoe, hoe, logger, logger, mulcher, mulcher, grader or truck, grader or truck, call call us. us.
Ph: Ph:403-704-4477 403-704-4477
Thank you for your interest in Shaw Pipe but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
School Bus Drivers Regular Routes and Spare Driver Positions Available
Applicants are required to complete a written test and company arranged drug and alcohol screen, medical, physical fitness test and criminal background check.
• Well maintained buses with automatic transmissions • Bus compounds in Ponoka and Wetaskiwin
Call Hobbema Transport at 403-783-5259 or 780-585-2424 HOBBEMA TRANSPORT, PONOKA, AB Serving Ponoka, Hobbema, Pigeon Lake and Wetaskiwin Areas
is looking for a
FULL TIME SERVICE ADVISOR at both their Ponoka and Rimbey Locations.
Key responsibilities: - Meet and greet customers, taking calls to schedule appointments - Advise customers of estimated service and repair costs - Address customer needs - Establish long term positive relationships with customers - Identify service needs of customer vehicle based upon historical service date. Job requirements: - Outstanding communication skills - Must enjoy customers - Proven track record of achieving goals Compensation: - Good pay and excellent incentive package - This position offers potential promotion to manager levels Please email resumes to email@example.com
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Academic Express ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
for septic containment and disposal for drilling rigs in Alberta - Clean driverâ€™s abstract & license - OilďŹ eld tickets - Must be able to work ďŹ‚exible hours - Drug testing Email resumes with work references & current driverâ€™s abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org fax: 403-704-1127
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Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening Govâ€™t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca
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A PERSON PREFERABLY semi-retired for a managerial position for a 120 site/lot mobile home park in Alberta. Contact: email@example.com. ALL ROUND EMPLOYEE required for cooking, cleaning and serving customers in small town friendly hotel. Includes small suite and meals. Phone Marg 403-857-9134, Youngstown, Alberta.
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is currently seeking
To operate in central Alberta. Class 3 Drivers license andÂ all relevant OilďŹ eld Safety CertiďŹ cates required.
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Please apply with resume to:
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First Call Towing
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We change daily to serve you better.
Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346
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5120-51ST AVE, PONOKA
ADVANCED EYE HEALTH & VISION EXAMS CONSULTATION & REFERRAL SERVICES DESIGNER EYE WEAR & CONTACT LENSES INSURED MEDICAL EYECARE SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES
NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8AM - 12:30PM â€˘ 1PM - 5PM
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FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS
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Heather Goodwin 403-704-3647 email@example.com
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