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Vol. 65, No. 33

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Hold on tight Jallelle NicholsBowie grabs a pig and holds on during the greased pig races Aug. 10. The Ponoka Agricultural Society held its annual County Fair Aug. 9 to 11. More stories and photos on pages 10-13. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Ministers meet with cultural college administrators By Amelia Naismith The first productive step was taken by both the Alberta Government and Hobbema’s Maskwacis Cultural College (MCC) toward equal funding of the post-secondary school. On Aug. 6 staff of the school, former students, chiefs of Hobbema’s Four Bands, Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA Verlyn Olson, and Thomas Lukaszuk, deputy premier and minister of enterprise and advanced education, gathered at the school to talk openly about the college requesting equal opportunity and funding. “We’re looking at stability and funding from the government,” said executive director Patricia Littlechild. Along with many other First Nations schools and organizations, MCC has been limited to pilot project grants and the one-year funding isn’t enough to ensure the future of their endeavors. “We need some financial stability to ensure the future of the college,” said Littlechild. MCC has operated for 39 years and in that time graduated between 2,500 and 3,000 students in certificate, diploma and degree programs. The college is also provincially sanctioned. The Alberta Government has a $2 billon base operating budget for other educational institutions, however, MCC has no access to that money or the capital budget. “There’s no reason we can’t get a cut of this funding. We just want to be treated fairly,” said Littlechild. MCC has been at its current location for 16 years and in that time has reached its capacity of 200 students and battles with continual roof leaks, damaged equipEW ment and many other disadvantages that come with a lack of funding. “We’ve been patching this building for five years but we can’t do it anymore,” said Littlechild. Littlechild and MCC staff feel to provide First Nations students with the education they deserve, an institution is needed to support the idea. Next year MCC is hoping for break ground on a new, three-storey, culturally focused school. “We’ve had a lot of challenges over the years. We’ve overcome all the challenges we’ve faced up to this point,” said Montana Chief Bradley Rabbit. “We do believe that educating our own people is going to be a key factor,” he added. Littlechild says it’s time the provincial government takes a closer

look at First Nations’ colleges and revamp their programs to meet their needs. “We’re not going to go away, we’re not going to dissolve and we’re not going to join anyone,” said Littlechild. She wants joining another institution as a separate campus to be MCC’s last option because it’s another way of forced assimilation on the First Nations people. Historically, student dropout rates between kindergarten and Grade 12 are high among First Nation communities. In kindergarten to Grade 12 education the federal government funds approximately $4,000 per student on reserves. Off reserves the provincial government funds $7,000 per student. “So right off the bat, in kindergarten a child on a reserve is at a disadvantage,” said Lukaszuk. “We decided a child is a child.” Lukaszuk wants to work with MCC to develop ways to lower those dropout rates and entice the students to continue their education. “I think we can’t afford not to try different models.” Littlechild believes it is First Nations history still playing a part in those dropping out. “I don’t think

Verlyn Olson, Wetaskiwin-Camrose MLA , minister of agriculture (left), and Thomas Lukaszuk, minister of enterprise and advanced education, sat down at Maskwacis Cultural College, Aug. 6, to discuss equal funding between First Nations post-secondary institutions and others around Alberta. Photo by Amelia Naismith education is a big winner among us yet. After the atrocities you have to heal.” Fewer First Nations students in post-secondary schools contributes to the continuing labor shortage in Alberta, and more temporary foreign workers are filling the gaps. Continued on page 23

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Bench project brings better access to downtown Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH DIRECTORY Associated Gospel Churches of Canada

CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE Pastor Jerry Preheim • Pastor Matt Sealy 3704 - 42 St. Ponoka 403-783-6500 Worship Service 11:00 a.m. • churchoftheopenbible@telus.net

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.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

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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PONOKA UNITED CHURCH Minister: Beatrix Schirner

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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH PASTOR DAVE BEAUDOIN 6230-57 Ave. Ph. 403-783-6404 Saturdays 9:30 - 12 Noon dsjjb@xplornet.com ponokaadventist.ca

SONRISE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 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

5113 - 52 Ave., Ponoka, T4J 1H6 403-783-4048

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TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 5501 - 54 Ave. Ponoka 403-783-4141 Sunday Service: 10:30am Sunday School: 10:30am Pastor Tim Graff • trinityponoka.ca

ZION CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Fred Knip 9 miles east on Hwy 53 (403) 782-9877 Jr. Church during service for children Sunday Service 10:30 am • Service will change to 9:30 am beginning Aug. 18

By Amelia Naismith Creation of more rest stops is giving Ponoka’s aging residents an opportunity to be more active. The bench project was announced by Margo Kusiek, FCSS board chair, earlier this year at the Rejuvenate conference at the Ponoka Seniors Drop In Centre. “Originally a senior Ponoka resident, Ruby MacDonald, stated, for seniors walking was difficult because there was no place to sit down,” said FCSS program co-ordinator Emma Curran. When FCSS conducted a survey focused on the needs of community, it was discovered Ponoka needed more senior friendly options. “That being said, this program stemmed from that,” said Curran. Wes Amendt, director of community services, along with the Town of Ponoka, approached FCSS with room in their budget to work with them on the project. Already the town was working on municipal revitalization and beautification projects. “It just seemed to fit,” said Amendt. The project is being kept to the downtown core for now but Curran isn’t ruling out expansion in the future. Four new locations for benches have already been suggested to her. “Previously we were acknowledged as a senior-friendly community,” said economic development officer Sarah Olson. However, with initiatives such as the bench project becoming more common terminology has changed, labelling Ponoka an age-friendly community. Olson found initiatives geared toward seniors actually benefitted a number of groups, from young families, mothers, toddlers just learning to walk who tire easily, and the disabled. “We’re trying to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly, more senior-friendly,” said Curran. “It allows people to stay downtown and linger downtown a little bit longer,” said Olson. The town redid several of the older downtown benches and is in the process of installing 10 new

Wes Amendt, director of community services; Emma Curran, FCSS program co-ordinator and Sarah Olson, economic development officer, show off the new bench outside Shoppers Drug Mart. Photo by Amelia Naismith

ones; made of recycled plastics. As of Aug. 6 new benches had been installed outside of Shoppers Drug Mart, the Ponoka Jubilee Library, Bruce’s Tru Value Hardware and the Ponoka Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic. The remaining benches will be installed once their cement pads are ready. To complement the bench project, FCSS is starting a walking program for all ages this fall. “It’s going to be a weekly meet in the eve-

ning where people can get together and walk,” said Curran. The free program will also run during the winter at an inside location. A walking group also makes downtown and less busy residential areas safer for seniors with limited mobility or who are afraid of falling. For more information on the walking program contact the Ponoka FCSS office at 403-783-4462.

We need to adopt a culture of honour Over the last few weeks I have read with great interest the various articles written in regard to the First Nations people and the history of residential schools. In 1998, as a young Bible college student, I remember being present at special healing services where First Nations Leaders and various leaders within the evangelical church world had gathered to chew through the difficult process of confession, repentance and forgiveness for the many injustices committed over the years toward the First Nations people. I was personally struck by the concept presented by the hosts of the Elders of Canada, the First Nations, and their role in bringing healing to the various relational fractures between native people and white people and the French and English. They were emotionally moving meetings and made a deep impact on my view of our wonderfully, multi-cultural nation. The crux of what I learned was the principle of honour. That day, when presented with the historical context, I recognized First Nations people had been greatly dishonored. Practically, I needed to bring more honour to an honorable people group. To honour is to lift people up by giving them the gift of dignity and the esteem they need to do life effectively. Honour is an abstract concept; you can’t necessarily nail it down as a specific action. It is directly associated with worthiness and respectability. We connect it to social standing and our own self-evaluation. Often it is assigned on

seek to understand how someone measures what has happened, up to the moral code of what is happening and society. In other words, what we would like to the way we treat ansee happen in the fuother person will have ture. Honour is doing a direct impact on how your best not to make others view that person assumptions about and how they will view Pastor Rob McAurthur other people. Honour themself. Word of Life Church is the personal applicaWhen we honour Member of the Ponoka tion of being gracious people, we give them and forgiving toward dignity. We are in efMinisterial Association people who have hurt fect recognizing the or offended you. Being divine investment God made in people when Christ died friendly and charitable is a simple on the cross to redeem their lives. way to honor another person. I encourage you to make honTheologian Dietrich Bonheoffer once said, “Christ died for me and our your way of life. One way we for my enemies to save us both. If I do this is by honouring what Christ seek revenge, then I despise the oth- did for us at the cross. Jesus more er’s salvation.” Now revenge would than honoured us when he became seem a little extreme but when we a man. He lived the life we should merely disregard someone, we are be living and then He died a dishondishonouring them. When we at- orable death that deserved, in our tempt to sweep historical injustices place. He rose from the dead three under the rug we bring dishonor. As days later, proving that He is indeed Canadians, we all need to adopt a the Son of God. By doing so, He ofculture of honour. fers to us the free gift of eternal life. What does that look like? Prac- All we have to do is repent, believe tically, it means listening to people. and confess this good news. Make It means as Canadians we sincerely honor your way of life.


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Reflections of Ponoka

A grad class dedicated to the Soaring Sixties By Mike Rainone for the News As you glance through the 1963 Ponoka High School Quill and Shield yearbook, you will find many glossy pages full of smiling and busy students, teams, and supportive teachers, all with an obvious exciting outlook going into the future. Many of the 69 members of the 1963 Ponoka High School graduating class, teachers, spouses, and guests will return to their favourite old home town on the weekend of Sept. 13 to 15 to celebrate their gala 50-year reunion. Of course, as we all realize, after a half a century, there will likely be some changes in appearance and a slight mellowing of moods and personalities. There promises to a wonderful mix and sharing of wonderful memories, mementos and camaraderie, as well as slightly exaggerated tales to tell about their life adventures of then, now, and everything in between. What really impressed me the most about the 1963 yearbook were the lofty goals, ambitions and dreams those young men and women set for themselves in striving to become nurses, teachers, engineers, bankers, secretaries, athletes — and of course husbands, wives, and parents as they advanced proudly together into the next big chapter of the rest of their lives. As we extend a warm welcome to the PHS Class of 1963 back to our friendly community, allow me to share some of that early youthful enthusiasm, habits, rambunctious personalities, and future goals (in brackets) that these classmates displayed and vigorously pursued during those best years of their lives. Stan Lux- a sports wonder on and off skates. (Attend a university in the United States); Carole Anderson- the whiz from Sylvan Heights. (Teacher); Elaine Bailey- sweet, short, and snappy. (Secretary); Roberta Bascom- gentle and friendly ‘Bobbi’ wants to be a nurse; Vivian Baumgartner- easily flustered, but still yearns to become a teacher; Gail Beach- our go-go sports girl wants to be a nurse at PTS in Red Deer; Rita Bell- reliable and studious (Nurse); Garry Bresee- this Crestomere lad is aiming for a career in agriculture; Karen Calvert- outgoing and happy girl wants to become a great nurse. Dianne Davies- loves taking part in community and sports activities. (Lab Technician); Richard Clark- the guy with the meandering gait, likes to tinker with cars, and longs to go to university; Violet Fleck- generous to a T, a great dancer who wants to seek a secretarial career; Carol Frank- hails from Crestomere, this chick loves to chat, always agrees, and hopes to become a stenographer; Martin Schmidt- tall, dark, and serious. (A career in sociology); Garry Stafford- (El-Sid) is the guy with the great laugh and wants to be a gas technician; Carol Stewart- a country girl who likes country boys and wants to become a nurses’ aide; Jennie Risto- always a lively bundle of joy who will make a great banker. Garry Rentz- is busy all the time, and would like to become a Draftsman.; Dennis Johnston- a sports fanatic who wants the thrills of a career in aeronautics.; George McKenzie- wants to be a Professor of whatever.; Dave Gahr- mystic and passive who believes that what will be will be; Grant Gillund- cordial but an admitted bad cook who would like to someday be a veterinarian; Don Trennery- this big red head is great at sports and wants to become a banker some day.; Ken Williams- pleasing personality. (Electronic technician); Ian Thumlert- man about town and potential genius

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The Ponoka High School graduation class of 1963 back row: Grant Gillund, Stan Lux, John Sviestrup, Ian Thumlert, Ron Treleaven, Garry Bresee, Dennis Johnson, Dick Groom, Ken Pohl, Harold Breitkreuz, Jim Byers, Richard Clark, Gordie Jones, David Owen, Garry Stafford, Ray Turner, Martin Schmidt, Gerry Field, Don Trennery, Walter Schwindt, and David Gahr; second row: Sandy Lindsey, Kenny Williams, Ernie Matt, Carol Anderson, Miriam Sweet, Arlene Sachs, Sharon Donaghy, Helen Stretch, Patty Bonnet, Carole Hughes, Elaine Bailey, Garry Rentz, David Schnell, Gilbert Lance, Ron Sweet, George McKenzie, Leana Nichols and Elaine Cissell; third row: Larry Henkelman, Mary Dick, Donna Delong, Violet Fleck, Diane Davies, Gail Beach, Annie Hansen, Shirley Roesti, Sandra Lind, Dell Sutton, Sharon McLaren, Karen Calvert, Fern Paulson, Elaine Stuart, Joanne Susat, Lynn Taggart, Carole Johnston, and Carol Paisley; seated in front: Vivian Baumgartner, Carol Stewart, Carol Frank, Mavis Orom, Gloria McCue, Beverly Hughes, Kristi Young, Jenny Risto, Sheila Wilders, Rita Bell, Jeannette Hingst and Donna Phillips. The 1963 graduation exercises were held Sept. 13 in the high school gymnasium, followed by the graduation ball with dancing to the music of Dick Damron and his Nightriders until 1:30 p.m. Admission was $1.50 per couple. will soon be off to college; Lynn Taggart- peppy and friendly and wants to be a nurse’s aide; Ronald Sweet- our musical talented fellow would like to be an architect. Patricia Bonnet- a pert and prissy miss. (To take a business course); James Byers- tall, dark, and mysterious. (A career in airplanes).; Gerry Field- Involved in everything school and community. (Wants to be a teacher); Elaine Cissell- was the 1963 class valedictorian (Nursing).; Dick Groom- everyone’s pal, hopes to take an agriculture course at Olds College.; Anni Hansen- our Danish Miss is a neat and friendly individual who is seeking matrimony and a secretarial career; Sharon Donaghy- The sweet blonde from Mecca Glen. (A nurse at PMH); Donna Delong- always chatty and friendly. (Going into the banking business); Beverley Hughes- quiet but mischievous. (To be someone’s secretary).; Larry Henkelman- always relaxed and easy going, is planning to go to a tech school; Gordon Jones- good sport, and great to be around (BSC degree at U of A); Gloria McCue- witty but determined, and wants to be a French teacher; Ken Pohl- a great goaltender who wants to play hockey of course; Sheila Wilders- class Historian. (Nursing at U of A); Christine Younge- sportswoman who would like to be a nurse in Hawaii; Shirley Despegelaere- stylish and friendly. (Secretary).; Jeannette Hingst- always active (Chartered Accountant); Mavis Orom- our sewing wizard and hopefully later lab technician; Shirley Roesti- amiable, enjoys drama class, and wants to be a secretary; Gilbert Lance- an industrious lad who wants to get into forestry; Carol Hughes- quite modest, but would love being

a nurse.; Arlene Sachs- sophisticated. (Nursing); Carole Johnson- very gracious, looking at a secretarial careerAnd good luck to all the rest. A salute to those dedicated 1963 Ponoka High School staff: Principal Russell Petterson, Atha Topley, Miss Meikleljohn, Miss McPhie, Mr. Purnell, George Olson, Tom Dick, Mrs. L. Vold, Mr. R. Singh, Eileen Hailstone, Shirley White, Miss Toole, Bill Doran, Mel McCoy, Jim Day, Mrs. Wilson, librarian Mrs. Hutchison, secretary Ann Walker

and janitor Howard Webb. Those attending the 50th 1963 class reunion will enjoy tours around their old stomping grounds, as well as photo and mix and mingle sessions, a show and tell, Sunday breakfast for classmates and family members and much more. Ponoka High School alumni from the 1962 and 1964 graduating classes are welcome to register for the Friday, Sept. 13 evening mix and mingle event. For more information on this 1963 class reunion shindig are urged to get in touch with Marty Schmidt at 403-5507885 or email Marty.Schmidt@shaw.ca.

Remember when Photo from Quill and Shield Yearbook

The long-standing and proud tradition of our Ponoka Composite High School sports teams have always been featured in the trophy cases and photo galleries of the successful school. Shown in the picture are members of the 1963 Broncs volleyball team, with many returning for the 50-year grad reunion Sept. 13 to 15. Ron Bartholow, Dick Osokin Bill Holman, Don Sutherland, Emory Ruff, Jorgen Sviestrup, James Mass, Pat Wierzba, Larry Bednar, Richard Clark, Leonard Lea, Don Trennery, Emil Nelson and Coach Jim Day.


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Opinion Summer then and now What have you In my mind, I recalled done this summer? tightening the last lid And what do you and finally leaving my want to do? kitchen all neat and These questions, only slightly sticky and asked by the facilitator smelling of summer. In seated at the front of the my mind’s eye, I could room, were carelessly see the curtains fluttossed out into the air tering over the kitchen sort of like balloons at sink. Yellow, they were, a child’s birthday parand almost transparent. Treena Mielke ty, bobbing about like And I could imagOn The Other Side little floating question ine the young parents marks. teaching the young Being a reporter, and only here to child how to ride a bike. I could see cover the event, I retreated quickly the bike and the child, the wheels into my safe impenetrable wall of si- turning wobbly, but surely. The trainlence, comfortable in the knowledge ing wheels gone forever. reporters, like children, are supposed It’s fun! It’s exciting! The parents to be seen and not heard. so need to enjoy that fleeting little An so when my turn came I mut- moment, because I’m here to tell you tered something about being just years later when the child is in the here for the free food and to scribble driver’s seat for the first time it is no notes that could be inscribed by only longer fun and exciting. me, because no one else could ever It is just scary. I remember my read my pathetic attempts at short- daughter, aged 16 saying, “Mom, hand and/or speed writing. some day you are going to have to let “No,” the guy at the front said, me drive when it snows.” gently but firmly, kind of like he was Anyway, back to my turn. the boss and I was not, “you need to I went camping with some of be part of this, too.” my grandchildren, I say, and I have I had already listened to the oth- this big backyard birthday/concert ers, noting their answers, bouncing planned. like so many ping-pong balls around And that’s it. I’m done. the table, were as diverse as the peoI want to tell them how I was surple themselves. prised by joy when I went camping. Canning peaches for the first I wanted to tell them how I am and time ever. Going to Hawaii. Camping will forever be amazed at how a few with the grandchildren. Decluttering. days away from adult type stuff gave Riding a dirt bike. Teaching their me a chance to smell the roses — exchild to ride a bike. Writing a book. cept of course there were no roses, Going on a cruise. Waiting for a new only the sun filtering through the baby. Recording their mother’s his- trees in a way that filled me with untory. Doing hot yoga. explained happiness. And I wanted I enjoyed listening to the an- to tell them how camping gave me a swers. I mulled their comments over chance to walk and talk with a little in my mind, letting the thoughts get girl with sunlight in her hair and eyes all mixed up, sort of like clothes bluer than the bluest of blue summer tumbling about in a clothes dryer, in skies as we looked for rocks shaped no particular order. like diamonds and nonexistent bird I used to do lots of canning when nests. my children were little and when the But, of course, I didn’t because lady talked about canning the peach- they didn’t have all night, and I had es, I could see all those canning jars, to get back to work. the fruit clearly visible inside, all But, for me the questions stirred neat, all carefully placed in a row on lots of summer time thoughts about the kitchen counter. And I recalled what was. the feeling of accomplishment that And what is left to come. And it is stored invisibly beside the last jar. was good!

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How to stop expense scandals Now that the RCMP rently, Canadians can’t are investigating, it’s compel federal politiGregory Thomas pretty much guarancians to produce financial Guest Columnist teed the Senate expense documents, such as exCanadian Taxpayers Federation scandal will have a devpense claims, under the astating impact on the Access to Information people involved. But it’s Canada that has suffered the and Privacy Act. worst damage in this scandal. Thankfully it’s repairThis is critical: access requests revealed former able. Conservative minister Bev Oda’s wild spending in When MPs return from their summer break, they London, including her taxpayer-funded $16 glass of need to take five basic steps to restore public confi- orange juice. Cabinet ministers and their expenses are dence in Parliament. subject to disclosure under the access law. MPs and First, they need to submit themselves to the author- senators and their expenses are not. Perhaps that’s one ity of the Auditor General of Canada. reason why it took seven years for the RCMP to lay In 2012, after public outcry forced Parliamen- charges against former Liberal MP Joe Fontana. The tarians to finally agree to let the AG examine the Mounties are alleging Fontana paid for his son’s wedoperations of the House and the Senate, they sneak- ding reception with a government cheque. ily handed him a blindfold before they let him on the If MPs and senators were subject to access to inpremises. formation laws, Joe Fontana and Mike Duffy would In his report, the Auditor General conceded have been forced to answer awkward questions from “we did not audit the Board of Internal Economy or reporters and opposition leaders long before the Members of  Parliament and the work performed by RCMP showed up. Members’ employees or consultants in their Ottawa Step 4, critical in a democracy: empower Canadior constituency offices. Nor did we audit the procure- ans to recall crooked politicians, the way they can in ment of professional services contracts awarded by British Columbia, and boot them from office. individual Members.” Ok… well what did they audit Step 5, cancel the pension entitlements for politithem? The auditors reviewed just 264 of 85,000 finan- cians convicted in court of stealing from the public, cial transactions processed that year. the way they have in Nova Scotia. Canadians shouldn’t In the wake of the expense scandal, Senator Marjo- have to put up with the spectacle of former Senator ry LeBreton, on behalf of the Senate, asked the Auditor Raymond Lavigne collecting his Parliamentary penGeneral to examine “every taxpayer dollar” the Senate sion while he sits in jail for submitting fraudulent spends. But when Liberal leader Justin Trudeau asked expense claims. Conservative MP John Williamson the House simply to approve drawing up guidelines for has tabled a private member’s bill to eliminate penthe Auditor General to look at MPs spending, his mo- sions for political fraudsters. tion was shot down — by the NDP, no less. Prime Minister Harper would be well served to Second, MPs and senators need to post their ex- steal this private member’s bill and push it as a governpense claims and the supporting receipts online. ment bill. Alberta MLAs are doing it, so are Toronto city counUndoubtedly, there are more than five things Parcillors. The technology for posting documents on the liament could do to ensure future scandals are kept to a Internet was developed 20 years ago. minimum, but they need to start somewhere. Third, MPs and senators need to make themselves When Parliament resumes this fall, these five steps subject to federal Access to Information law. Cur- should be top of the agenda.

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There is one God Dear Editor: As I read Evone Monteith’s letter to the editor in last week’s paper, it seems to me that as part of the residential school reconciliation process she believes it is now time for Christianity to toss in the towel on its claim of exclusivity with respect to being the only valid way of approaching God. Her clear inference is that there can never be any true apology from the “white” man if this step isn’t taken. I take issue with her position and with the whole idea native culture is deserving of special taxpayer-subsidized preservation. When it comes to the  idea of whether there is more than one way to worship God, I would like to first point out that Christianity/Judaism are the only truly original monotheistic religions, the word monotheism means one god. In the Judaeo/Christian teachings this one god is considered to be the only true God. At the time monotheism arose in the Middle East polytheism, worship of more than one god, had been the rule throughout human societies. The seemingly safe thing about polytheism that makes it attractive is it allows the worshipper to have all of his religious  bases covered, which means he  is guaranteed to be right at least once. This seeming advantage of laying multiple  theistic bets  is more advantageous, especially if you can’t be sure. To be a monotheist is to take a serious risk of being wrong.  The idea one God created and rules all things that happen in this world is potentially less safe than it is to have a religion where there are multiple gods who rule in multiple areas of our existence or a religion where god and creation are seen as the same thing, which is “pantheism.” Of course the weakness of polytheism is that the need for multiple gods means by implication no “one” god is a true god because each god is limited to its respective sphere of influence and many times they stand in need of each other. Thus the reason for a plethora of gods. However, a god that is restricted in its rule is by definition no god at all since that god lacks the authority to rule without the help of other gods and can actually be countermanded by another god. So the seemingly safe bet polytheism offers its worshippers turns out to be an illusion since no single god actually has the attributes that we associate with theistic sovereignty. When looked at in this way, it can be seen that native spirituality is actually indistinguishable from any other pantheistic/polytheistic faith. That leads to the next question: why should the federal government, which is constitutionally banned from establishing a state religion be put in the position of supporting native religion? This is especially true within the context of the native issue because native culture and native religion are inextricably tied together.  In the end it seems what is left is that Christian monotheism as the only valid option since it is the only option with a downside if it is not taken.

After all,  if polytheism is true in its claim there are many ways to god then monotheism also has to be one of those ways, therefore a person who is a monotheist has lost nothing. If Christian monotheism is correct in its claim there is only one God and one way, then the polytheist, along with the atheist and the agnostic,  has lost everything. Therefore I ask Ms. Monteith, and the reader, to seriously consider which belief system  makes for the safest bet?  In her letter, Ms. Monteith asks that the reader determine which religion to follow based upon the religion’s teachings with regards to respecting Mother Earth and the religion’s long historical history. My reply though is that the validity of any religion cannot be determined by the religious practise of its adherents or the length of time it has been around. To determine the truthfulness of a religion’s teachings this way is to make the religion’s god a creature of the follower’s own belief, which in the end is nothing more than faith in one’s own thoughts. True faith though has as its object  someone outside of the faith’s adherents. A faith that is a product of faith in one’s own faith is in the end no faith at all but merely a self-serving circular argument or tautology. A god that results from such a faith is a god that dies along with the one who holds to the faith. Such a god is in the end no god at all because one of the attributes of a true god is being eternal and selfexisting. In the end only Christianity offers such a God. When it comes to the eternality of native culture the truth is human history is littered with the rise, fall and ultimate disappearance of innumerable civilizations along with their cultures and languages. There is no culture with a right to exist forever because cultures are kept alive only as long as they give the members of the culture an advantage in survival. To maintain a culture has a right to exist apart from this fundamental requirement to meet the survival needs of the culture’s members is basically to remain frozen in the past. It is this aspect of being stuck in the past that is where the fundamental conflict between native culture and the dominant,  progressive non-native culture stems from. The native community is by definition an insular community because its membership is based solely on race, which renders it incapable of adopting socially progressive teachings and imprisons the minds of its members. For although there may be socalled gods in heaven or on earth — as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords” — yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6 English Standard Version) Julian Ross Hudson

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NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 2013 Municipal Election - October 21, 2013 In preparation for this year’s Municipal Election, the candidate’s information package as well as information for electors is available on the town’s website at www.ponoka.ca. Copies of this information are also available at the Town Office.

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!

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.**

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.

EVENTS AND RECREATION Library Logo Ponoka Jubilee Library is YOUR place! We want to have your opinion on the future of the library’s logo. Come down to the library and check out the logos in the display case and vote on your favourite one. There will be a draw from the ballots for a free one year library membership at the end of August.

Bored? Here’s the Cure... The Ponoka Jubilee Library invites teens and tweens to an awesome event this summer - NOT BORED BOARD GAMES! Come and play some of the best games ever created. Games include Lord of the RIngs, Risk, Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Carcasssone, Cranium, Pictionary, Bang!, and many more! It will happen Thursday, August 22nd at 6:00 pm.

Gluten-Free Seminar Ponoka Jubilee Library is excited to host a Gluten-Free Seminar on Thursday, August 29th at 6:00 pm. Come listen to registered dietician Lori Labrie explain what gluten is and how it affects our lives, discuss gluten-free eating with fellow participants, check out all the gluten-free recipe books the library has to offer, as well as taste gluten-free items provided by The Raspberry Patch, Ponoka Health Foods, Etc., Totally Gluten Free Bakery and Auntie Muriel’s Premium Peanut Brittle. Please pre-register by stopping by the Library at 5110 48 Ave, calling 403-783-3843 or emailing jberry@prl.ab.ca. And stay up to date on all library events by liking us on Facebook!

Community Information & Registration Night Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, Kinsmen Community Centre Hosted by The Town of Ponoka Community Services Department. All local organizations are welcome to participate. Limited number of tables available and there is a minimal charge for each table. For more info and/or to reserve a spot, contact Melodie at 403-783-4431.

Aquaplex Update Afternoon public swim from1-3 pm daily! Aqua Zumba, Wednesdays 8:30 - 9:30 am. 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.

COUNCIL UPDATES & BYLAW INFO Next Town Council Meetings August 27 @ 7:00 pm. Visit our website www.ponoka.ca for a copy of the agenda.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin put into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning. - Robert Brault


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Politics is more than just black and white decisions Dear Editor: I saw a cartoon in a newspaper recently that depicted, in a humorous way, the leadership style of the our current prime minister. He is seen holding a shotgun in the air directed at carrier pigeons bearing notes from provincial premiers, expressing their demands. Leadership style is important if you think of the troubling styles of other leaders in the news, some regarded as authoritarian, who push through their agenda despite significant opposition, or who curtail freedoms. These leaders seem out of touch with the electorate or the public mood but also possibly quite isolated and disconnected despite the power they wield. 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has wielded power for seven years, first in minority government and since 2011 as a majority government. Clearly he has been successful as a politician and as a strategist. He obviously has remarkable political instincts and clearly understands the political process as few leaders have. If it comes to holding onto power and pursuing a conservative agenda it is clear he has been up to the task. Yet the cartoon image somehow continues to resonates with me. I see other carrier pigeons bearing notes from aboriginal people and environmentalists and see  the cartoon morphing into  a High Noon, gunslinger image as the prime minister attempts to tame the west with the mandate

of his criminal justice legislation. And I wonder how much willful or intended ignorance went into scrapping the long census form or reinterpreting crime statistics? Some have seen Mr. Harper as a 21st century Machiavelli, the medieval prince, who dug deep into explaining how to wield power without ethical constraints. And yet  I am told he has an ongoing church affiliation, which suggests a vision beyond political ego. The next two years until the next federal election will be interesting. Who said politics  was superficial and only skin deep? George Jason

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Family fun at the fair

Good for a laugh: Rainbow the Clown entertains the crowd at the ag centre during the Ponoka Agriculture Society’s county fair Aug 9 to 11. The bench show was held at the legion with a wagon transporting people back and forth. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Chicken hunter: Lucas Busat proudly holds up his catch at the petting zoo.

Spinning hoops: Amelia Bos works hard to keep her hoola hoop in action for one minute. There were different activities for kids such as bouncy castle and sumo wrestling.

Learning safety: Rhys Malachowski draws on the farm safety activity tables. Children were able to decorate cookies and play in the sand at the ag centre.


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Community comes together at fair

Go getter: (Top) Riot moves quick during the agility dogs show at the ag centre.

Hold on tight: (Left) Kavan Flewelling grimaces before hitting the dirt during the mutton busting event. Ranching for fun: (Above) Stan Goetz works to catch a steer during the ranch rodeo competition.

Folk music players: Folk music band Waskasoo from Red Deer entertains the crowd at the ag centre. Pictured are Paeton Cameron, Sean VandenBrink, Colin Anthony and Tyler Allen.

Winning vegetables: Pat Zukowski, convener at the bench show admires the fresh fruits and vegetables on display. The show was held at the legion and they found an increase in submissions over last year. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye


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Linda Seagrave has a look at some of the fine photography presented at the bench show held at the legion. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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two years the purpose of the fair is to bring together For more than 100 years the Ponoka Agriculture members of the rural community and a chance at bragging rights for their bench show entries. For Society has hosted a county fair, bringing the comGummow, there was not much chance to sit down munity together to celebrate agriculture. and enjoy the fair as she and other organizers were This year the fair was held Aug. 9 to 11 in two kept busy ensuring a smooth operation. She feels the locations to give entrants in the Home, Hobby and weather played a factor in the number of attendees Horticultural Show at the Ponoka Legion, a chance to as it was one of the first warm weekends of the sumshow off their work in one space, says Sherry Gum- mer. mow, president of the ag society. The fair showcased “When you’re putting it on, you’ve got your agility dogs, a ranch rodeo and other entertainment head down and tail up,” said Gummow. for the family at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Unfortunately the day before the fair, Gummow “It was the county fair. The people there had a received a call the lumberjack show was cancelled as good time,” said Gummow. “There was lots of peo- there was a death in the family of the lumberjacks. Despite the cancellation the ag society worked on ple having fun.” Although numbers have been down for the last keeping families entertained. Conveners and entrants of the bench show enjoyed the new location LACOMBE RV at the Ponoka Legion, says convener Donna No R Reasonable eas sonablle Of Offer ffe er R Refused efus sed Rudd. “We’re just very happy with how things on A ALL LL N New ew & Pr Pre-Camped re-Cam mpe ed I Inventory nvento ory went this year.” PRE Entries in most catNEW Zinger TT 28BHS 2005 Frontier CAMPED egories were up and Stk# NT21963, Bunks/Slide 243 5W Stk# UF21861A she was pleased to see REAR KITSHEN/SLIDE many youths putting in their fruits, artwork and $ $ MRSP $32,900 Sale 26,900 WAS $20,900 Sale 13,600 crafts. “We have a lot of PRE NEW Sunset 29SS TT 2007 Timberlodge CAMPED participants,” she added. Stk# NT22075, Bunks/Slide 27BH To accommodate Stk# UT21508A those attending, a horse BUNK MODEL drawn wagon was used $ $ to transport attendees $ WAS $17,900 Sale 12,900 MRSP 37,900 Sale 31,900 from the legion to the PRE ag centre. Kids were Trail Sport 27QBS TT CAMPED 2006 Starcraft NEW Stk#NT21923 Front Bed/Slide able to catch a ride to Tent Trailer Stk# UT22030A the ag centre to enjoy Bathroom/Slide/Toyhauler the bouncy houses and sumo wrestling activi$ $ MRSP $28,900 Sale 21,900 WAS $8,900 Sale 6,595 ties. Also at the centre was a farm safety disPRE ZINGER TT 2008 Cypress 32 5W NEW CAMPED play to educate children Stk# NT21884, Rear Kitchen/Slide Island Bed Stk#UF21859A. Rear about what keeps a farm Living/2 Slides/Winter pkg. safe. There was cookie decorating and even $ $ greased pig catching. WAS $35,900 Sale 29,900 MRSP $29,900 Sale 24,900 Rainbow the Clown kept kids entertained with his We Sell Family Fun! jokes and balloon making. A community church service at the Barb Pierson Jackie Forsyth Ron Dufresne Dave Barradell Darrel Pierson Kevin Mueller Ray Johnston Manager Sales Sales Sales Sales Sales Sales curling rink was held OPEN Sundays and Holidays 12:00 - 4:00 pm Aug. 11, closed out the Corner of QE2 & Hwy 12 West 888-782-4544 Lacomberv.com weekend.


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Proud winners of the bench show Best of Division • All Things Christmas, Deb Witvoet • Knitting & Crocheting, Katie Huddleston • Art, Morena Stamm • Junior Division 11 (11-16 years old), Amanda Mitchell • Junior Division 1 (under 11 years old), Amelia Bos • Photography, Eldred Stamp • Culinary Arts, Kathleen McKelvie • Senior Citizens, Irene Rausch • Rugs, Quilts and Wall Hangings, Wendy Gardner • Agriculture, Curtis McKelvie • Sewing, Morena Stamm • Junior Agriculture, Dalton Bos • Arts & Crafts, Barb Mellinger • Special Needs, Andrea Schram • Vegetables, Fred Broska • Horticulture, Ken Jensen • Arrangements & Houseplants, Evelyn Gertsma • Fruits, Fred Broska • From Scratch, Katelyn Bargdroff • Womens Institute Blue and White Tea Cup Arrangement Award, Evelyne Gertsma Ponoka Agricultural Fair Home, Hobby and Horticulture High Point and Runner Up Awards • All Things Christmas: high point, Katie Huddleston; runner-up, Connie Klassen & Deb Witvoelt. • Knitting & Crocheting: high point, Katie Huddleston; runner-up, Kristine Huddleston. • Art: high point, Morena Stamn; runner-up, Bernice Edwards. • Junior Division 11: high point, Rebekah Hann; runner-up, Paige Raugust. • Junior Division 1: high point, Amelia Bos; runner-up, Jocilyn Bos. • Photography: high point, Eldred Stamp; runner-up, Katelyn Borgdroff. • Culinary Arts: high point, Kirsten Whiteside; runnerup, Crystal Hamm. • Seniors: high point, Irene Rausch; runner-up, Doreen Rausch. • Rugs, Quilts and Wall Hangings: high point, Deb Witvoelt; runner-up, Wendy Gardner. • Agriculture: high point, Dalton Bos; runner-up, Kirsten Whiteside. Subway Fresh • Sewing: high point, AnTry Our nette Fenske; runner-up, Irene Rausch. NEW! • Junior Agriculture: high point, Dalton Bos; runner-up, Rebekah Hamm. •  Arts & Crafts: high point, Donna Rudd; runner-up, Lyle Whiteside. •  Special Needs: high

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MARKET REPORT AUGUST 7, 2013 On Wednesday, August 7, 2013 720- head of cattle went through our rings & 144 on the Canadian Satellite - TOTAL -864

SLAUGHTER CATTLE 80.00-89.00 70.00-78.00 50.00-75.00 77.00-90.00 84.00-100.00 85.00-104.00

Good Bred Cows 1200.00-1850.00 Older Bred Cows 1000.00-1300.00 Good Bred Heifers: 1600.00-1750.00 Cow/calf pairs (younger) 1400.00-1650.00 Cow/Calf pairs (older) NONE

STOCKERS AND FEEDERS Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus:

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Dairy Steers Baby Calves Dairy Type: Baby Calves Beef Type:

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•  First, Fleshmans Yeast white bread (youth): Rebeckah Hamm •  First, Fleshmans Yeast White bread: Crystal Hamm • Second, Fleshman Yeast White Bread: Rebeckah Hamm • Third, Fleshmans Yeast: Kirsten Whiteside • First, Certo Jam: Evelyne Gertsma • Second, Certo Jam: Crystal Hamm • Third, Certo Jam: Kirsten Whiteside Best of the Fair: • Rural gardens: First, Lorrie Jess; second, Irmgard and Holdi Reich. • Urban gardens: First, Pat Miller; second, Jody Dickhaut. • Urban landscaping, three years or older First, Rita Peterson; second, Ivy Pugh. • Rural landscaping, less than three years Connie Bossart

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Kirsten Whiteside accepts second place for the Crisco tarts baking competition, which is presented by culinary arts convenor Betty McMillan. Photo submitted • Rural landscaping, three years or older First, Lorrie Jess; second, Craig and Melodie Woods. • Junior gardeners, rural Ages 11 and under: first, Amelia Bos; second, Jocelyn Bos. Ages 12 to 17: Cameron Bos.

REAL ESTATE SALE FOR MIKE DICKAU Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Time: 1:30 a.m.

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Directions: From Ponoka 2 Miles South on Hwy #2A to Rge Rd 424, 1/2 Mile East Across the Tracks on the South Side

PARCEL #1 - Selling by Totally Unreserved Auction Plan 8120267, Blk 6, Lot 2 County Address: B255051 Twp Rd 424

PARCEL 2 - Selling Subject to Final Bid Plan 8120267, Blk 6, Lot 1 County Address: A255051 Twp Rd 424

Being 6.1 Acres w/ A Solid Gravel Driveway, Mature Spruce Trees & A Small Stream During the Spring Run Off. Buildings are on a Hill w/ Rolling Lawns and Wonderful Views Towards the East.

Being 3.84 Acres w/ A Gravel Driveway, Lots of Mature Trees & A Small Stream In the Spring. The House is 2700 sq ft 1 Level Home w/ 2 Bedrooms, A Study, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Vaulted Ceilings, Large Kitchen & A Huge Dining Room that Seats 20. 4 Car 26’x38’ Attached Heated Garage Plus a 26’x62’ Shed w/ 18’ Sliding Door. Wheel Chair Accessible, Built in Vac System & A Wood Burning Fireplace. Radiant Hot Water Heating & Natural Gas Boiler. House has 8” Walls w/ R24 & R40 in the Ceiling w/ Double Pane Windows. Garage has 4” Walls w/R12 & R22 in the Ceiling.

The House is 1260 sq ft Plus a 24x24 Heated Double Car Garage. Fully Finished 1260 sq ft Basement Plus 24’x24’ Fireproof Storage Under the Garage. 3 Large Bedrooms Plus a Large Study that could be Converted to a Bedroom. 2 Bathrooms & a Built in Vac System. Sound Proof Concrete Floors on Both Levels, Thermo Pane Windows on the Main Floor, 10’ Cedar Ceilings & a Wood Burning Fireplace. Radiant Hot Water Heating, Natural Gas Boiler, Hot Water Recirculating Line w/ Taps that Have Instant Hot Water. New Shingles in 2011 on the House & Garage w/ a 15 Year Warranty & 50 Year Membrane Warranty

New Shingles Installed in 2010 w/ 30 Year Warranty. 2 Water Wells w/ 1 that is 110 to 120 Ft & 20 Gal/Minute & 1 that is 8 to 10’ w/ a Hand Pump

36’x60’ Heated Shop w/ South Facing 16’x13.5’ Big Door, Electric Opener & 20’x60’ Heated Addition. New Shingles Installed in 2010 on the Shop w/ 30 Years Warranty and a New Metal Roof in 2008 on the Addition.

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point, Allison Soosay; runner-up, Andrea Schram. •  Vegetables: high point, Fred Broska; runner-up, Evelyn Gertsma. •  Horticulture: high point, Evelyne Gertsma; runner-up, Fred Broska and Georgina Fath. • Arrangements & Houseplants: high point, Katie Huddleston; runner-up, Evelyne Gertsma. • Fruits: high point, Fred Broska; runnerup, Kirsten Whiteside. Special Baking Awards Sponsored by Crisco, Robin Hood Flour and Fleshmans Yeast •  First, Robin Hood Cookies: Crystal Hamm • Second, Crisco Tarts: Evelyn Gertsma • Second, Crisco tarts: Kirsten Whiteside •  First, Robin Hood Brownies: Benjermin Hamm

2013 Taxes: $1616.49

Both Parcels are Totally Fenced w/ Wrought Iron Gates & are On Pavement, Just 1/2 a Mile Off of Hwy #2A & Only 30 Minutes to Red Deer & 40 Minutes to the Edmonton International Airport.

300 Amp Electrical Service, 200 Amp to Shop, 100 Amp to House as well as a Generator Transfer Switch. 110 to 120 Ft Well at 20 Gal/Minute 2 Comp. Septic Tank into Perforated Plastic Pipe Laterals.

All measurements are approximate and need to be verified by the purchaser. Mike: (403) 783-8493

2013 Taxes: $1604.71

Open House: September 1st & 7th or by Appointment from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Cory Kincaid’s blown alcohol funny car gets a final tune up before performing for Racers heat up their tires and create billowing clouds of smoke prior to arriving at race fans. the start line.

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Sisters take equestrian vaulting to new levels By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Those who enjoy equestrian vaulting liken it to gymnastics on horseback and if that sounds difficult you would be right. The Alberta Equestrian Vaulting Association held provincial and national competitions at the Calnash Ag Event Centre Aug. 7 and 8, bringing competitors from Alberta and British Columbia. The sport is growing steadily and attracts individuals and families to compete. Sisters Angelique and Jeanine van der Sluijs were first introduced to vaulting in the Netherlands but when they moved to Olds there were few clubs for them to join. They helped start the Meadow Creek Vaulting Club, which has taken them to the international level. “We were young and we just wanted to continue,” says Jeanine. For her, the joy in equestrian vaulting is working so closely with her horse. She competes individually and as a pair with her sister. Their goal is to compete at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in equestrian vaulting in Normandy, France. Getting there requires practice. “Most importantly is communication between the two of us,” explained Angelique.

Luckily they have always vaulted together and have 26 years of experience between the two of them. The sisters practice moves at home and individually on their own horses before riding on Phoenix together. The challenge for Jeanine is coming up with choreography they can use to their advantage. “If she’s not ready for me then that can be a problem,” explained Jeanine. “(It’s) how to put the routine together because we are both really tall,” added Angelique. They are taller than most vaulters, which can pose some difficulty as they are on the horse at the same time but this does not seem to be slowing them down. As a team the van der Sluijs have earned enough points to garner the second highest skill level; right now they are working on getting to the highest. To do this, the girls study vaulters who have already competed at worlds but also look at other disciplines such as gymnastics for ideas. “We both decided this was one of the levels we wanted to achieve,” explained Jeanine. They recently competed and placed first in a CVI Pacific Cup competition in California and intend to build up their points even more to claim themselves a

spot for worlds. About 20 hours a week is spent doing dry land training and being on a horse. Jeanine has been vaulting for 20 years now and has earned herself an individual spot to represent Canada in France. She is the first Canadian to qualify for the vaulting at the games. “It’s just a really good feeling for me to know that I have my score.” The sisters’ level is such that they ride in a canter and perform their routine for judges. They enjoy vaulting at a faster pace. “There’s some moves that can only be done in canter,” said Jeanine. Despite working so well together the pair would not be able to compete without their lunger Becky Marland. She handles the horse and guides the animal in a circle while the girls ride. Jeanine credits Marland for working so closely with them. “She goes out of the way to give us the training that we need,” she said. “She just gets so excited when we train,” added Angelique. Vaulting is still a young sport and everyone in the family helps out, their mother, Marijke, printed the program, Jeanine coaches the younger vaulters and Angelique lunges for them.

Vaulting sisters Jeanette and Angelique van der Sluijs from Olds perform a pairs routine at the Alberta Equestrian Vaulting Nationals Aug. 7. They rode on Phoenix at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Equestrian vaulting winners announced Individuals • Women’s Champion: Jeanine van der Sluijs, Meadow Creek Vaulting Club of Olds. Horse, Kavalia; lunger, Angelique van der Sluijs. •  Women’s Reserve Champion: Alisa SchmidtAnema, Cheam Vaulters of Chilliwack, B.C. Horse, Rosie; lunger, Josh Anema. Pas De Deux • Angelique and Jeanine van der Sluijs, Meadow Creek Vaulting Club of Olds. Horse, Phoenix; lunger: Rebecca Marland. National Horse Award • Phoenix, lunged and trained by Rebecca Marland of Rocky Mountain House. Western Canada Championships Individuals • Women’s champion: Shianne Hofer, Razzle Dazzle Vaulting Club of Sundre. Horse, Hugo; lunger, Melanie O’Neill • Women’s reserve champion: Tauren Deluca, Triple M Vaulters of Surrey, B.C. Horse, Hugo; lunger, Melanie O’Neill. • Men’s champion: Haigen Pavan, Cheam Vaulters of Chilliwack, B.C. Horse, Irulan; lunger, Rachel Pavan. • Men’s reserve champion: Bartley Dyck, Cheam Vaulters of Chilliwack, B.C. Horse. Hugo; lunger, Melanie O’Neill. Pas De Deux • Alisa Schmidt, Anema and Darla Ricka, Cheam

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Vaulters of Chilliwack, B.C. Horse, Cetoma; lunger, Ali McKitrick. Team • Illusions, Cheam Vaulters, Chilliwack, B.C. Horse, Azrael; lunger, Naomi Weber. Western Canada Horse Award • Hugo, lunged and trained by Melanie O’Neill of Sundre. Alberta and Saskatchewan Equestrian Vaulting Provincial Championships Individuals • Women’s champion: Chelsie Nicolls, Spruce Valley Vaulters of Rocky Mountain House. Horse: Phoenix; lunger, Rebecca Marland. •  Women’s reserve champion: Kendra Gagne, Spruce Valley Vaulters of Rocky Mountain House. Horse, Phoenix; lunger, Rebecca Marland. Pas De Deux • Shianne Hofer and Lisa Fisher, Razzle Dazzle Vaulting Club of Sundre. Horse, Hugo; lunger, Melanie O’Neill. Alberta Zone Awards • Zone 2 champion: Shalene Hughes, Razzle Dazzle Vaulting Club of Sundre.

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• Zone  2 reserve champion: Dallyn Shields, Meadow Creek Vaulting Club of Olds. • Zone  4 champions: Heather Latimer, Meadow Creek Vaulting Club of Olds. • Zone  4 reserve champion: Melissa Head, Spruce Valley Vaulters of Rocky Mountain House. Saskatchewan Zone Awards

• Prairie Central District Champion: Alyssa Parker-Mullen, Living Skies Vaulters of Saskatoon, Sask. Provincial Horse Awards • Canter Horse: Bubba Jazz lunged by Melanie O’Neill. • Trot Horse:  El Cid  lunged by Rebecca Marland. • Walk Horse: Bella lunged by Rebecca Marland.

Ponoka Stampeders Jr. B. Hockey Club Try Outs September 7th & 8th, 2013 Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex 4310 54th Street, Ponoka.

Camp registration: 10 :00 a.m. to Noon on September 7th with first ice time commencing at 1:00 p.m. All team fees must be paid prior to the try out. Details are as follows: - Tryout Fee: $100 non-refundable - Team Fee: $500. Team Fees can be paid by two (2) post dated checks dated Sept. 30th, 2013 and Oct. 30th, 2013 respectively in the amount of $250 each. - All cheques must be attached to the completed registration form. In the event you are unsuccessful in making the Club, all post-dated cheques will be returned to you. Please ensure you have all required documents with you at the time of tryouts. For more information email stampsjrb@hotmail.com

Coaching Position Ponoka Stampeders Jr. B Hockey Club is currently looking for an Assistant Coach to join our coaching staff for the 2013 – 2014 Season. Interested candidates can email their resume to stampsjrb@hotmail.com.


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Mule and donkey show brings fun for the family By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Mule and donkey owners are coming together to celebrate their love of these animals. Tees Longears Days is Aug. 17 and 18 at the Tees rodeo grounds and director Marlene Quiring promises a fun time for the whole family. Organizers

are celebrating the 24th anniversary of the show, which has been used as a way to educate the public on these animals. Some of the events viewers can enjoy are similar to those found at a horse show but other events such as the water bucket, flapjack and pancake races are intended to entertain viewers, added Quiring. “We have different classes you

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might not see at a horse show.” Contestants will try their animals’ skill at log pulling and even a walking race. “How fast can you walk but without breaking your gait?” Quiring asked. She looks forward to their pantyhose race, which is similar to barrel racing but with two riders holding pantyhose between them. Quiring has been with the host Alberta Donkey and Mule Club for the last 25

years and enjoys the strong character of mules. “I enjoy that they’re much hardier than a horse,” she said. “They are thinkers…They don’t just blindly let you do things to them.” Mules and donkeys have a strong instinct not to flee, which she feels is an asset to the animals. She also enjoys being with friends and family and they sometimes get people from British Columbia at the show. Continued on page 18


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Some grown-ups also like to play in the mud Absolutely almost every kid play in mud and get real wet — all begrowing up has enjoyed those marvelfore dinner — and with no scolding at ous and messy adventures of playing the end of a great day. in the mud, splashing in the puddles After growing up, I thought the and then running home to face their only games played in the muck was mothers looking like some sort of mud wrestling or by those all-weathscary swamp monster. It will always er daredevils who manoeuvre their be great fun, at least until having to hopped up swamp buggies through get hosed down on the front lawn, ornature’s toughest terrain. Then, when dered to strip off all our dirty wet duds I read an article in the paper about this Mike Rainone in the garage, and then being sent dinew mud mania and our daughter inHammertime rectly to the bathtub and grounded for formed us that she and her husband the rest of the day. and several friends were entered into Now let’s fast forward to the 21st the first Hero Mud Race at the Canyon century, where some brave but fun-loving grown- Ski Hill near Red Deer this past weekend, we vowed ups have taken to playing and acting silly in the we wouldn’t miss it for the world. mud as a form of filthy fitness and not so clean fun. To our total amazement, and after taking an Thousands of teens and adults are now getting down hour just to drive to the site, we joined in on the and dirty during the summer weekends on wet and masses and sat back on a hill to watch several of rugged courses around our scenic province. These the six-kilometre dashes, which featured 500 excited competitive but enjoyable and invigorating events participants at each half-hour start, and would host are called Mud Hero and Spartan Races that cover close to 5000 in the first day alone. The area, which distances of five to 14 kilometres over, under, and through all sorts of hilly and tough terrain and ob- was surrounded by the pristine Red Deer River Valstacles. As well as mucking, slipping and sliding ley and rolling countryside, was a beehive of activity through the mud and water, participants are chal- and in a totally upbeat festive mood that included lenged by the likes of a 30-foot ‘muddy monkey,” great music, lots of cheering and hype from hundeep mud pits, assorted slides, and many other sud- dreds of spirited fans and mud-boggers — all under den surprises. If he or she misses an obstacle they a welcome and warm Alberta sun. Those hardy souls taking part in the race came may be penalized “30 burpees” before they can from all walks of life, many displaying the wild and move on to the next challenge. While this new form of sport can be a physical wacky uniforms of their team and cause, all bound and mental test, everyone is urged to compete at and determined just to finish the race, whether by their own speed, and have fun. Another wonderful running, walking, or crawling through the chalaspect of this newfound adventure is that many of the lenging hills, obstacles and tons of mud. As they participants, whether competing as individuals, fam- approached the finish line you could see only the ilies, or teams have pledged to raise money for many whites of their eyes; their sheer grit just to get it done was quite evident by the smiles and the cheers of special causes and events of their own choosing. As this mud madness is rapidly catching on in joy. The end of the course was marked by a humonmany locations, some of the hosts are also featur- gous pile of dirty runners and flip-flops, and while ing a smaller easier course for the children, so that they couldn’t go and jump in the lake to wash off they can proudly feel a part of the action just like the layers of muck, there was a long line of portable the older folks in the family. What a treat it will be showers, then a quick change of clothes, followed by for them when their parents let them loose to go and a well deserved trip to the beer tent for a couple of coolers among a whole lot of tired but happy friends. What I couldn’t help but notice as I watched all those great sports go by was that there were quite a few silver hairs among the mud, so maybe someday they will offer a gentler mud frolic for just seniors, with stops along the way for tea, a dash of oxygen and maybe even a massage or a nap. Whatever the Continued from page 17 “It’s a good excuse to get together and have some case, just keep on having fun at your own pace, cheer on the efforts of your siblings and friends, and fun,” stated Quiring. Younger kids will have the chance to compete in have a great week, all of you! some stick mule classes riding smaller mules and donkeys. Parelli instruc“Let Your Light Shine” tor Amy Dorland is also coming to perform a demonstration. 2013-2014 Registration “She’s entertaining the thought of working Offering complete programming including with a mule,” said QuirPreschool, Kindergarten, Kindercare & Grades 1—12. ing. Faith-based, high quality learning opportunities, a “family” People who come to atmosphere with caring teachers. State of the art facilities and this show are also just equipment offering diverse programming for all students. getting used to showing their animals and it gives Registration information is available on-line or stop by the school them experience for futo pick up a package. We welcome students of all faiths. ture events. “This show is really geared to people that have never really Contact us today: shown before.” St. Augustine School The event is free 5520-45 Avenue Crescent to spectators and there Ponoka, AB T4J 1N6 will be a dinner on the 403-704-1155 first night followed by a www.staug.starcatholic.ab.ca fundraising auction. For more information call Our office will open 403-783-5210 or check August 19, 2013 out www.albertadonkeyandmule.com/.

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Big medal winners: These four ladies were big winners at the Westlock/ Barrhead 55 Plus Summer Games held July 25 to 28. Kit Neilsen of Red Deer won three gold and two silver medals; Shirley Reaman, Red Deer, won three gold and two silver medals; Bridie Forde, Stettler, two gold and three silver medals and Eileen Ensminger, Ponoka, won silver in the 70 plus women’s 200m, 4x100m relay and bronze in the 100m. Ensminger also won four gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the Arts & Crafts portion of the Games, making her the most decorated participant in Zone 4 with 10 medals. Photo submitted

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Raab, wrestling team, return with silver By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Kelsey Raab takes down an Ontario opponent Aug. 7 at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. Photo submitted

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First Nations bring large labour pool to the workforce Continued from page 3 “Our number 1 priority is to make sure Albertans are employed first,” said Lukaszuk. “To do that we have to make sure our kids have the education they need.” “It breaks my heart we’re bringing in workers from foreign countries to work while we still have high unemployment rates in our aboriginal communities. It’s simply not the right thing to do,” he added. However, Lukaszuk acknowledged, despite Littlechild’s concerns, immigrants and foreign workers are keeping Canada alive because alone the country’s population is not growing fast enough to sustain itself. For First Nations people to be accepted to those jobs they first need the training and skills. “If you keep funding away from this huge labor pool we have of First Nation people it’s going to have a negative impact and everybody’s going to feel that negative impact, it’s not just First Nations people,” said Rabbit. Lukaszuk wants to look closer at models in New Zealand and Australia because their First Nations people are sitting at much lower dropout rates. To increase the level of post-secondary education the students at MCC have access to, Lukaszuk feels it would be advantageous for MCC to work with other institutions and let them run programs through the school. “We should be looking at partnerships — I agree with you not takeovers — but partnerships with other schools that deliver these programs.” In the past MCC has worked with SAIT and

Thomas Lukaszuk, minister of enterprise and advanced education explains to Maskwacis Cultural College staff and chiefs why joining Campus Alberta could be advantageous for them. Photo by Amelia Naismith NAIT to bring more trades programs to First Nations students but the costs of subcontracting the larger schools was too expensive. Littlechild says through NAIT a 70-hour IT course ran approximately $4,000 per student.

Raab helps team win silver Continued from page 20 Team Alberta faced few challenges as they won all four of their team matches with high points. They first beat Team Manitoba 47-7, then they had a resounding win against Team Nova Scotia with 57-1 and Team Newfoundland and Labrador 52-7. Team Saskatchewan posed a challenge for the girls but they still won with a 31-21 victory. “The girls kind of kicked butt there,” Raab told Ponoka County council Aug. 12. Once the girls knew they were facing Team Ontario for gold, they knew there were a few weak spots that would hurt their chances for winning. That did not stop them from going out there and fighting their hardest. “We still came there to wrestle.” They lost 37-18 but were the only team to get as close as they did in points. Individually Raab powered through her matches pinning Adrienne Lu with 5-0 in the semifinal match. Lu was the wrestler who defeated Raab at nationals last season. “I won’t lie, it felt fantastic,” said Raab. Her loss in the finals match to Saskatchewan’s Georgina Nelthorpe, weighed heavily on the 18-yearold, whose goal was to return with a gold medal. “I have a thing with my brain that says that, ‘Oh my goodness it’s the final,’” she explained. “So I tend to over-think

what I do and what I know.” One of the mental challenges she intends to work on is to stay strong mentally during key matches. Despite the loss, one of her coaches, Brandy Gaunt, intends to sort out the mental block in university wrestling. “She said she was proud of me,” Raab explained. Councillors at Ponoka County are proud of her efforts and are confident of her future. “She’s still doing exceptional and makes our community proud,” said Reeve Gord Svenningsen. “We’re very proud of what she’s accomplished.” The biggest challenge the team faced was the times at which they wrestled. They had games earlier in the day and then were the last to compete the same day. Then they had to wrestle in the morning, which meant an early wake up call to be ready. Female wrestlers on Team Alberta powered through it all though to represent the province well. For all the sports Team Alberta returned with 68 medals, second next to Team Ontario, who brought back 108 medals. Team Quebec was third with 65 medals and Team British Columbia fourth with 62. The Canada Summer Games are now in week two of competition.

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Gospel lovers rejoice: Left: Nancy Unsworth sings to a crowd at the Kinsmen Community Hall Aug. 10. Above: Sisters Deanna and Jennifer Henderson were the opening act for Unsworth. A portion of the money was raised for the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse.

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You would normally expect a bird to build its nest and raise its young in a tree or a bush. This was not the case for one American robin that decided to build her nest and raise her babies on top of a cooling fan in a substation outside of Ponoka. “AltaLink’s substation was not energized at the time and there had been no construction activity on site for four days. This gave the robin enough time to build her nest and lay her eggs,” said Nikki Heck, environmental advisor for AltaLink. “When one of our construction crew members arrived on site to do some work, he was surprised by the unusual visitor.”

As soon as the nest was discovered, the environmental team at AltaLink was contacted for guidance as to how to handle the situation. “We instructed the construction team to place a buffer zone around the nest so the robin could care for her eggs,” said Heck. The American robin is federally protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, which prohibits anyone from moving or disturbing the nest. Once the robin lays her eggs, the average time from incubation to the fledglings leaving the nest is 30 days. AltaLink crews were able to complete some work away from the nest, such as testing circuits and working in the substation’s control building. Due to the work restriction,

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the project’s completion date has been delayed from Aug. 20 to Sept. 9. “Our priorities are clear in a situation like this,” said Heck. “We wanted to make sure the female robin is not disturbed and that the fledglings will grow into healthy robins.” AltaLink’s environmental team has been monitoring the nest from a distance, outside of the buffer zone, since it was first reported to ensure the safety of the robin and her babies. On Aug. 1, the first of the babies began to fledge the nest. On Aug. 5, all of the fledglings and the robin had left the nest. On Aug. 6, crews were able restart work in that area. “We’re thrilled to see that all the fledglings were healthy and able to fly away.”


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Circus acts in Ponoka: Above: Leo the clown climbs out of a teeny car to greet the crowd at the Ponoka arena. Left: Arisbeth Morales dangles high above the cement floor of the arena during a Circus Gatti show. Photos by Amelia Naismith

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Musical concert at MSW Farms By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye One musician has taken his love of Canadian life and found a way to incorporate that into a summer tour. Musician Matthew McCully left Sherbrooke, Que. July 20 and has been performing at organic farms across the country. He is coming to Ponoka and will perform at MSW Farms Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Tina and Mark Stewart operate the farm and look forward to the opportunity to showcase McCully and their business. “It’s good promotion for all of our farms in Alberta,” says Mrs. Stewart. The musician has taken to visiting different aspects of Canadian life. This year McCully decided to tour organic farms involved with the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farmers (WWOOF), she explained. Farms registered as a WWOOF host provide lodging and food for people who work a minimum of five hours a day at the farm. This provides a way for people to share knowledge of their experiences with other farms. “You can learn from them. They can learn from you,” explained Mrs. Stewart. She has had people stay for as little as two weeks and as long as two months. McCully also produces short videos of each location for the farms to use. “I wanted to do a series on organic farming, because it’s a value I share, and I wanted to create a greater awareness and appreciation for the people who work hard to feed our country,” McCully said in a press release. “It’s a bit of marketing for ourselves as well,” added Mrs. Stewart. Smokies and pop will be sold by MSW Farms at approximately 5:30 p.m. and the performance is free. Donations are accepted. For more information check out www.mswfarms.com or http:// matthewmccully.ca/. Directions to MSW Farms are: 4 miles west on Highway 53 from Ponoka, 5 miles north on Secondary Highway 795 and 1.5 miles west on Township Road 435.


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Bamford brings stars, raises dollars for fundraiser By Amelia Naismith In a whirlwind of flashing guitars and swinging golf clubs, the sixth annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Tournament was able to raise much more than it had initially hoped. On Aug. 7 and 8 at the Sheraton Red Deer and the Lacombe Golf and Country Club, an array of country stars, TV and radio personalities, NHL players and community members with big hearts gathered to raise $355,000 for a number of children’s charities. Bamford started the tournament six years ago in a flash idea to support more children’s charities — an important aspect of his life. “We raise money; it was just kind of a bunch of people wanting to play golf. And it’s really exploded since then,” said Bamford. Each year the event sells out and 700 people with open hearts and wallets dined at the pre-gala in Red Deer this year. Singer and KG Country radio personality Tera Lee remembers attending the initial event, where the performers used a flatbed truck right on the golf course as their stage. “So we’ve seen the event grow into this massive night we’re going to all share tonight,” said Lee. Since it began six years ago, donations, sponsorship and attendance have all increased. “I think it means a lot to them that they (celebrities) care about their area. Keith Luft, senior vice-president of PennWest Exploration, the title sponsor of the event, jumped at the chance to work with Bamford after seeing how he handled involvement with Alberta 4-H. Luft was also attracted to the grassroots feel of the event. “It’s very important for us that we re-invest in the communities we live, operate, (and) our families are in.” Although Bamford is the face and public driving force behind the event, the humble superstar isn’t shy about laying a thick layer of credit on those who work to make the event possible. “You don’t do none of that stuff without surrounding yourself with great people. That’s really where it starts and ends,” said Bamford. “They got a passion for what I do and they have a passion for what we want to accomplish. Everybody’s hearts are in it for the right reason,” he added. The charities the proceeds are given to include the Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and many children’s hospitals across the province. Tyler Gauthier, 14, was the Make-A-Wish recipient this year. On Dec. 21, 2012 Gauthier and his family found out he had a tumor that took away the hearing in his left ear and was affecting his facial nerves. On Dec. 7, 2013 Gauthier and his family will board a Disney cruise as his wish. County singer, actress, and TV host Beverley Mahood takes a personal interest in the accomplishments the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation strives to achieve. “It stems from everything I do. If there’s a child

Buddy Owens was the second superstar to take to the stage at the 6th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Tournament, Aug. 7. involved I never say no,” Mahood explained. “It comes from maybe not having a great childhood and making sure I take care of all the other kids out there. If I see a kid hurting I just know what that feeling is cuz I felt it . . .But I’m having a great adulthood. I’m in the best place I can be,” she added. Mahood’s friends and fellow country artists, Michelle Wright and Patricia Conroy, also believe in the importance of using their status and talents as a means of giving back to the children. Other celebrities who attended the event this year included country singers Buddy Owens, Justin McBride and Emerson Drive’s Brad Mates, NHL player Theoren Fluery and Dragons Den panelist Brett Wilson. During the auctioning off of celebrities for golf teams, Wilson purchased CFCW radio personality Jackie Rae Greening for $5,000; the highest paid for a person that night. Wilson then donated her to a golf team. The day of the tournament, Aug. 8, Greening, with humour, tweeted “Thanks to @WBrettWilson for paying big bucks for me to golf today #gordbamfordclassic. 1 problem. I’m a curler, not a golfer. #ohwell.” During the live auction a backyard barbecue and concert by Bamford sold for $60,000. “That’s a record. For one item never has that happened,” said Tracey Feist with Ground Words Communications. Two companies were locked in a bidding war for the barbecue and the highest bidder paid close to $30,000. Bamford told the second company if they too would pay $30,000 he would perform at a second barbeque. “I’m such a stickler for kids . . . It’s probably the most gratifying thing that I do in my career,” said Bamford.

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Obituaries ISABELLA JENKINS

ROALD TRYGVE UNGSTAD September 14, 1931 - August 7, 2013 Roald Trygve Ungstad was born at home on the farm NW of Ponoka, Alberta on September 14, 1931, where he lived most of his life. He passed away on August 7, 2013 at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 81 years. He was the last surviving member of 12 siblings. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy of Ponoka; daughter Eileen (Dan) Johnstone of Stettler and their children Peter and Mark; son Wayne Ungstad of Ponoka; daughter Gail (David Symington) Ungstad of Slave Lake; daughter Joan (Gerry) Van Wolde of Ponoka and their children April, Ryan (Candace), Holly (Mark) Maier, Heather, Chance, Willow and Brooke; son Peter (Christine) Ungstad of Ponoka and their children Kerr and Kent; two great-grandchildren Quinn Maier and Victor Van Wolde; Brother-in-law Scott Reed; sisters-in-law Vera Gartley, Natalie Ungstad, Joy Pearse, Dorene Pearse and Norma (Max) Kuerbis; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews as well as numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mathilde Ungstad; sisters Synove (John) Morton, Thora (Bob) Daines; Anna Morton, Val Ungstad, and Dede (Henry) Lunde; brothers Wally (Jane) Ungstad, Peter Norman, Rolf and Erland Ungstad; brothers-in-law Jack and George Pearse and sisters-in-law Muriel (Cal) Meyer and Evelyn (Don) Griffiths. In his early years he had many different jobs, working for the CPR installing telegraph lines in the mountains, driving trucks for oil companies across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, mining in Uranium City, or bentonite clay at† Baroid Plant in Onoway. He moved with his family back to the Ungstad family farm† in 1961, where he lived the rest of his life. His farm life included welding, mechanical work and carpentry. He loved sports and was very active playing baseball, curling, and horseshoes - depending on the season. Roald was very proud of his children and grandchildren and always interested in what they were doing. He had difficulty remembering their names but remembered what sports or jobs they were involved with. He was also very proud of his Norwegian heritage and being a Viking. A trip to Norway in 1980, as well as some other holidays like to the Yukon, were highlights. Over the years he had many health issues including numerous brain injuries, strokes and other medical problems. He spent his last years mostly in a wheelchair. Roald loved going to the “Hills of Peace Camp” every summer. He enjoyed driving his scooter around the grounds, eating the food, and attending the services. He loved jokes and enjoyed laughing. Over the past twenty-five years, he was fortunate to have excellent doctors, nursing care and home care staff attending to him. Roald loved the home care ladies and Colton. He was always pleasant and happy to see them. The entire family is grateful for the excellent home care he received. In his later years, he found comfort and joy digging weeds, particularly dandelions, watching birds and reading books about farming, history, Norway, and the series about an unusual bounty hunter. He was very loyal to the things that he liked such as Allis Chalmers tractors and Ford cars and trucks. He especially liked to wear Ford caps or jackets. He also enjoyed watching sports and playing cards, especially bridge and crib.† Beating the home care ladies at crib was his passion. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Ponoka Funeral Home; viewing at 10:30a.m.Interment at the Forest Home Cemetery in Ponoka. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Hills of Peace Campground; Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre Auxiliary & Gift Shop; Ponoka & District Health Foundation; or a charity of your choice. Condolences to Roald’s family may be made by visiting www.womboldfuneralhomes.com Arrangements entrusted to PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

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Isabella Muriel Jenkins was born on April 6, 1922 and died August 1, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Isabel is lovingly remembered by her c h i l d r e n Te r r y J e n k i n s , Doris (Randy) Vandersteen, Darrel (Barb) Jenkins, Catherine (Norman) McLeod and Sharon (Ron) Harris; her 16 grandchildren Kim (Phil) Story, Aimee Mason, Terrance Jenkins, Darren Jenkins, Craig Jenkins, Bradley Jenkins (Debby Kidney), Chad (Tania) Jenkins, Danielle (Jason) Thomas, Jeff (Rachelle) Vandersteen, Blain (Jacqui) Vandersteen, Suzanne (Clayton) Grice, Rhonda (Ezra) Griffiths, Nathan (Sharene) Harris, Chris (Christina) McLeod, Ryan (Lori) McLeod, Andrew (Heather) McLeod; 31 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Trevor; parents Ethel and William Heartwell; siblings Viola Riske, Edith (Peter) Black, Marion (Orval) Braman, George (Mary) Heartwell, Kathleen (John) Alston and Vernon Heartwell; sister-inlaw May (Bob) Smith and brother-in-law Arthur (Kathleen) Jenkins. A Celebration of her life was held on August 7 in the Ponoka United Church. Her family expressed gratitude to God for Mom’s love and faithfulness. Isabel’s family would like to thank the following: Reverend Deborah Laing for officiating, musicians: Marilyn Almond and Linda McKelvie, the Church Choir, UCW for making and serving the delicious lunch, Sheila Van Alstyne and the Ponoka Funeral Home, Palliative Care, Guardian Managed Care, Rimoka Foundation, Dr. DuToit, Evelyn Roque, May Santos and Delia Abalos for loving care given. To express condolences to Isabella’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME

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Alvena “Beanie” Webster who passed away on July 29, 2013, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following: Dr. Greyling, Clinic Staff, and the Staff at the Ponoka Hospital for the excellent care, comfort and compassion provided to Beanie. Thank you to the many friends and family who diligently visited her while in hospital, as well as the many gifts of cards, flowers and food. Your acts of kindness were heartwarming and will not be forgotten. As well, thank you to the Ponoka Funeral Home, Bob Ronnie Catering, and to those who donated to the C.F. Foundation in her name.

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ODENBACH January 21, 1920 ~ August 3, 2013

WRIGHT August 2, 1984 ~ August 1, 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we bid goodbye to our son and brother, Robert “Rob” John Victor Wright of Rimbey, Alberta who passed away suddenly near Valleyview, Alberta on Thursday, August 1, 2013, one day away from his 29th birthday. Rob was born in Red Deer, Alberta and grew up in the Bentley and Rimbey areas. He was a friendly and outgoing person who made friends wherever he went. Rob was a member of the #65 Ponoka Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron for five years, and truly enjoyed his time with them. For the past six years, he worked as a heavy equipment operator with Richardson Brothers Construction and loved his job. “Rob was happiest when he was with the people he loved, doing the things he enjoyed. He will be greatly missed.” Rob will be forever remembered and leaves behind his loving parents, Lawrence and Shawna Wright of Rimbey; his two sisters, Janine (Mathew) Torgerson of Rimbey; and Jennifer (Dallas) Druar of Manola, Alberta; and his two brothers, Michael Wright of Rimbey; and Aaron Tabin of Edmonton. He will also be lovingly remembered by his grandparents, John and Kate Simpson of Rimbey; and Walter and Gisele Hull of Valleyview; as well as his long-time love, Jessy Burnett of Rimbey; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Rob was predeceased by his mother, Laura Simpson. A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Rob’s Life was held at the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene, Rimbey on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Reg Darnell officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Rob’s Memory may be made directly to the #65 Ponoka Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron, Box 4234, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R6. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: special_reflections@telusplanet.net Funeral and Cremation Arrangements for the Late Robert “Rob” John Victor Wright entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445

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Janet (Hannah Jessie, nee Bruce) February 14, 1915 - August 9, 2013 On August 9, 2013 Janet passed away in Edmonton at the age of 98. Janet will be remembered by her daughter, Janet Anne (Jack) Scott; grandchildren, Jill (Christophe) and Rob (Kathy). Janet will also be missed by her four great-grandchildren and extended family and friends.

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Surrounded by his loved ones, Albert B. Odenbach of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Three on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Albert was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on January 21, 1920, and moved with his family to Rimbey, Alberta in 1925. He attended school, finishing Grade 8, and in 1939, Albert purchased a quarter section of land at the north end of Gull Lake. During World War II, Albert proudly served in the Canadian Army for nearly five years as an assistant surveyor. He was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. In 1950, Albert was united in marriage to Mary Reis and together they raised a family of four children on the family farm. During this time, he also worked as a bookkeeper for Harwil Construction for 33 years. Albert actively farmed until moving full time into Rimbey in 2002. “He will be forever remembered for his gentle nature, witty sense of humour, and his infectious smile. Albert was liked by all who knew him and will be missed by many.” Albert is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary; and his four children: Andy (Debbie) of Blackfalds; Arny (Fiona) of Sherwood Park; Tony (Cathy) of Red Deer; and Linda (Ken) Boese of Innisfail. Also missing their grandfather are his nine cherished grandchildren: Jennifer, Theresa, Steven, James, Andrea, Jeff, Connor, Colin and Kristy; as well as five special great grandchildren: Ashley, Raelynne, Jacob, Danika and Levi. Albert is also survived by his brother, Rueben of Rocky Mountain House; his sister, Helen Frank of Ponoka; his brother-in-law, Joe Reis; and his sisters-in-law: Ann Krossa, Edna Schmidt and Thordis Reis; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Albert was predeceased by his parents, Christian and Wilhelmina; two brothers and three sisters; as well as several brothers and sisters-in-law. The Rimbey Care Centre ~ Area Three, was Albert’s home for nearly three years with Mary at his side each and every day. The Odenbach Family would like to thank the staff of Area Three for all their care, compassion, understanding and support during this time. A Public Funeral Service in Celebration of Albert’s Life was held at the Rimbey Community Centre, 5109 - 54 Street, Rimbey on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Al Lewis and Pastor Mark Schultz officiating. Interment followed in the Legion Field of Honour, West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Albert’s Memory may be made directly to the David Thompson Health Trust, c/o Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Three, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0; or to the Royal Canadian Legion, Rimbey Branch No. 36, Box 508, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by email to: special_reflections@telusplanet.net Funeral and Burial Arrangements for the Late Albert B. Odenbach entrusted to the care of OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445

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Oilfield Maintenance Truck Operator to run crew truck. Must have safety tickets & exp. Fax resume to 403-746-5131 or email smittysoilfield@gmail.com

NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.

TREELINE WELL SERVICES

Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, (No GDL licenses) and First Aid. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers. Please fax resume to: 403-264-6725 Or email to: tannis@treelinewell.com No phone calls please. 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, bryksent@telus.net.

810

Ponoka Christian School 6300 50 Street Ponoka, AB T4J 1V3 office@ponokachristianschool.com Ponoka Christian School is accepting applications for an

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT

for the coming 2013-2014 school year. Interested applicants may send resume to the address or email above by August 17, 2013

Oilfield

Oilfield

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

website: www.cathedralenergyservices.com Methods to Apply: HRCanada@ cathedralenergyservices.com pnieman@ cathedralenergyservices.com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

Professionals

810

JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is currently seeking a

Christian Youth Minister

This is a half-time paid position in Ponoka Alberta. For more information please contact us at 403-783-4141 or see a full ministry description at http://trinityponoka.ca/ about-us/staff/job-opening/

800

CJ Enterprises is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

• WELDERS • LABOURERS • PIPEFITTERS • SUBCONTRACT CREW TRUCK OPERATORS • SITE SAFETY REPS (Camp jobs start up September)

• SERVICE MECHANIC to work in Stettler shop. Some travel to worksites to service equipment as needed.

Please fax resume to 403-742-0241 or email to jobs@cjent.ca Drop off resumes to 4607 - 42 St., Stettler

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Professionals

810

MARINE ENGINEERING OFFICERS are required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J-008697-000069, Selection Process# 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet (CFAV). Applicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. **http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca /index-eng.htm Le ministère de la Défense nationale cherche des Officiers du génie des systèmes de marine pour remplir divers postes de civils à Victoria et Nanoose Bay en Colombie-Britannique. Les candidates et candidats peuvent postuler en ligne seulement, au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numéro de référence DND13J-008697-000069, numéro du processus de sélection 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Vaisseaux auxiliaires des forces armées canadiennes. Les postulants doivent posséder toutes les compétences requises énumérées et soumettre leur demande selon l’échéance prescrit. ** http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/ index-fra.htm

Professionals

Restaurant/ Hotel

820

Trades

RAMADA INN & SUITES REQUIRES ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433 SUBWAY PONOKA is hiring food counter attendants for all shifts. $11.14/per hr. Apply in person to: #5, 4800 Hwy. 2A PONOKA Fax resume to 403-783-5650

Sales & Distributors

830

OUTSIDE SALES PERSON for NAPA Store in Three Hills, Alberta. Automotive parts/service knowledge required and sales experience is valuable. Resume to: dfox@napacanada.com.

Trades

850

APPLY NOW NOW HIRING G.M. Tech or ASEP. With good communications skill and work ethics to work with award winning G.M. dealership in Lacombe Alberta. Good hrs & bonus. for production. Training provided . Apply to confidential email: bert.rumsey@telus.net JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email: bouvier9@telus.net

850

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Ponoka Plumbing & Heating requires a

SKILLED PLUMBER Must be able to do service and new housing work.

Contact Jesse 403-783-5489

810

Drs. Heimdahl, ZoBell, & Kallal, Optometrists of Ponoka EyeCare are proud to have been serving our patients in Ponoka and the surrounding central Alberta area for thirty five years. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and thorough vision and eye care service possible for patients of all ages. We offer one of the best selections of premium lenses, designer eye wear and contact lenses available anywhere.

We are currently looking for an energetic individual to fill a position as an Optometric Assistant. This is a flex-time position and professional experience would be an asset. We will provide full training in required areas. Some of the responsibilities include: • Repairing and adjusting glasses. • Preliminary testing of patients. • Reception and telephone answering. • Assisting the optometrist. Personal attributes would include: • Flexibility working in a team environment to deliver patient care. • Ability to resource and work independently. • Able to make decisions and accept responsibility. Working as an Optometric Assistant is a gratifying and stimulating career choice. As a member of our team you will make a difference in people’s lives by providing an outstanding health care service.

Please provide a cover letter with your resume. Resumes may be dropped off in person at 5120 51 Ave. Ponoka or email ponokaeye@gmail.com Truckers/ Drivers

860

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AG EQUIPMENT

850

Trades

Trades

850

Trades

850

Darcy Zimmer - Sales North of Hwy 53 Phone: 403-588-8420 Ferdinand Harkema - Sales South of Hwy 53 Cell: 403-785-7149 Rick Cline - Store/Sales Manager Cell: 403-588-1957

F/T Mechanic

PONOKA JOHN DEERE SALES & SERVICE

Home Page: www.agroequipment.com

Hwy. 53 Ponoka Toll Free 877-783-3338 Ph. 403-783-3337 E-Mail: admin-ponoka@agroequipment.com

Rimbey Implements Ltd.

to service small and medium size equipment. Experience necessary. Email resume to: darryl@stettlerrentals.com or fax to: 403-742-8777 Truckers/ Drivers

Al York

Cell: (403) 783-0593

Rimbey, AB

860

General Manager Bus: (403) 843-3700 Fax: (403) 843-3430

ANIMAL SERVICES

Inland Concrete Ltd Requires

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

Please fax resume to: 403-782-3134 ATTN: Leonard

or for more information call Leonard 403-588-2834

BUYERS

Return to base every night, based west of Stettler. Safety tickets required. Benefits available. Send resume to:

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

Truckers/ Drivers

RANDY MOHL

403-783-8008 Phone 783-8008 BUY - SELL - CONSIGN 5704 - Hwy 2A North, Ponoka, AB T4J 1M1

6701 - 46 Ave. 6701 46 Ave. Ponoka, AB - T4J 1J8 Ponoka, T4J 1J8 (403)AB783-8755 (403) 783-8755 Al Dickhaut Owner/Operator Al Dickhaut Owner/Operator

BOBCAT SERVICES

Gasfitter

Material Handler

responsible for assembling job material bundles, performing a variety of administrative functions, projects and other assignments. This position requires the following competencies: Computer Literate, Attention to Detail, Good Communication/Customer Service skills, and Organizing/Planning ability. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Wage would be commensurate with experience/skills. Please email resume or fax to 403-742-1905 or e-mail tdonovan@petrofield.com 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: mcroft@carillionalberta.ca. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in.

AN EXCELLENT CHOICE WHERE YOUR AD REACHES RURAL READERS

CALL 1-877-223-3311 CLASSIFIEDS HOT-LINE

860

Petrofield Industries is accepting resumes for: Assembly Department: Industrial Painters, Electrical Technicians; and Labourers. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Please forward resume to hr@ petrofield.com or Fax 403 742-5544 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

Misc. Help

To operate in central Alberta. Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant Oilfield Safety Certificates required.

Please apply with resume to:

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

880

Sunrise Village, Seniors Supportive Living has the following positions available:

• CASUAL COOK • PART TIME HEALTH CARE AIDES with HCA Certificate or equivalent; CPR; First Aid Email or fax your resume to: Cindy Osmond, Administrator, Sunrise Village 4004- 40th Street Close Ponoka, Alberta, T4J 0A3. Email: cosmond@sunrisevillages.com Phone: 403-783-3373 Fax: 403-783-3324 www.sunrisevillages.com

ALLOWANCE NOT CUTTING IT? Join the PONOKA NEWS

Carrier Team!

Required Immediately School Bus Drivers

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

A & J AUTOMOTIVE A & J AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR

is currently seeking

In search of a

SAND & GRAVEL Seeking Full Time CLASS 1 Driver

AUTO SALES

880

MIDWEST PROPANE Stettler Sales & Rentals is seeking

24 Hour Emergency Call 403-783-3337

Misc. Help

Full-Time Pay for Part-Time Work!

Regular Routes and Spare Driver Positions Available

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. We offer:

• 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

EXERCISE, EARN MONEY, AND WIN PRIZES! Reliable carriers are automatically entered into a monthly draw.

Win an additional $50 Keep up the good work and your name will be entered to win a

$400 Gift Certificate Each week the Ponoka News reaches residents where they live, work and farm. In town our papers are delivered door to door by reliable carriers and we could use more help.

If you are interested in a local route please contact Susan Whitecotton at 403-783-3311


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Misc. Help

880

Looking For A Local Career? Position: Dispensary Assistant/Cashier Qualifications: • Grade 12 • Must possess valid driver’s license. • Willing to work as a team member in a fast paced environment. • Preference given to individuals with previous experience. • Strong math and excellent customer service skills essential. • Must be bondable. • Some lifting involved Application Deadline: August 16, 2013 Apply to: Dwayne Waknuk or Jamil Rawji, Pharmacists Ponoka Professional Pharmacy #20, 5011 - 48 Avenue Ponoka, AB Phone: 403.783.7333 Fax: 403.783.7200

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Misc. Help

880

FULL TIME GROCERY CLERK F/T 40 hr/ wk with full benefits. Successful candidate will be expected to fill shelves with stock and assist customers with carry out service

Apply with resume to: Customer Service 4502 - 50 Street Misc. Help

Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.

BOBCAT SERVICE • Snow Removal • Driveways & Parking Lots • Post-Hole Augering - 6, 9, 12, 15 • Corral Cleaning • Grading & Construction

Ponoka has immediate openings for

Team members Day Shift

Call 403-783-2764 403-588-0599 CallJim JimAshbough Ashbough 783-2764ororCell: Cell: 588-0599 Jack Surbey 403-783-5283 Cell: 403-588-0597 Jack Surbey 783-5283orCell: 588-0597

Apply online at thponoka@shaw.ca, fax 403-783-5595 or drop off resumé

BOTTLE DEPOT

Starting at $10/hr

Misc. Help

PONOKA BOTTLE DEPOT

880

Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays & Holidays We Now Recycle Milk Cartons for Deposit

880

Hamilton’s P/T GROCERY CLERK

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise that only candidates selected for an interview for this competition will be contacted.

Approximately 18 hrs/wk Evenings and weekends

PART-TIME FARM HELP

Successful candidate will be expected to fill shelves with stock and assist customers with carry out service

Must have computer skills and ability to operate equipment.

BOBCAT SERVICES

requires a

“Promoting Your Health”

Applicants must be responsible, reliable and able to work independently.

880

Hamilton’s

requires a

required for long term on poultry farm located 15 minutes west of Ponoka.

Misc. Help

Apply with resume to: Customer Service 4502 - 50 Street

Sungold Specialty Meats Ltd.

3, 5520 Hwy 2A (Across from Husky)

Located in Innisfail Alberta is currently recruiting for the following positions:

403-783-6875

• Labourers • • Meat Butchers/Cutters •

CONSTRUCTION

We are looking for team players, willing and able to work in both slaughter and fabrication depts. Previous experience in the food industry, meat processing an asset but not necessary. We provide on the job training. Steady year round employment and job rotation. Competitive wages starting @ $14.25/hr with the potential to earn $19.50/hr plus performance related bonus potential. Full benefits program including registered pension plan. For more information or to apply you can: Visit our website @ www.sungoldmeats.com Fax: 403-227-1661 Attn: Ashley Ford HR Coordinator In person @ 4312-51 Street Innisfail, Alberta T4G-1A3 Email: ashley.ford@sungoldmeats.com

SALES & SERVICE

Competitive wages

Call 403-783-8757 or 403-783-7558 Misc. Help

880

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

403.783.3311

Would you like a change in career, or a new employer? Due to an increase in volume we find ourselves in need of a

VEHICLE DETAILER in our clean up department. If you are a hard worker that takes pride in your workmanship we can teach you the rest.

Email in confidence to: Attn: Craig Pateman cpateman@ponokachrysler.com

Volunteers Wanted

Motorcycles & ATV’s Tues - Fri: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday: 9 am-3 pm

403-783-5185 1-800-662-7135 Fax: 403-783-4635

GARBAGE COLLECTION

890 TOWN OF PONOKA

SUBDIVISION & DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board currently has a memberat-large vacancy. Any person interested in serving on the Board is requested to submit a completed Application on or before August 30, 2013 to the Town of Ponoka. Application Forms are available at the Town Office: 5102 - 48th Avenue, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1P7

Reaching 6000 households weekly for just

30

$

PER WEEK

This space could be yours!

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DENTISTRY

RIMBEYDENTALCARE DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS

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

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

DENTAL CARE BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY

4037835225 • 4037835235 5118 - 51 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5

Truckers/ Drivers

860

FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 20,000/month. 1-800-917-9021

Misc. Help

880

Help Required Waitress & Lounge Server Apply in person to 5122 - 50 St. Ponoka

DR. HUGH PORTER • DR. RICK BARR DR. JEFF BARR • DR. GREG EDWARDS - General Dentistry - Orthodontics - Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding - Veneers - Bleaching - White or Gold Fillings - Crown and Bridge - Implant Restorations “WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTSâ€?

EYE CARE Drs. Heimdahl & ZoBell 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 WWW.4YOUREYESONLY.CA

-

•

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

REQUIRED Production Welder Painter Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284 BLAIRMORE SOBEYS full-time Baker, full-time Grocery Manager. Wages negotiable. Benefits available. Fax resume to Ken 403-562-8985.

Misc. Help

8AM - 12:30PM • 1PM - 5PM

CONCRETE SERVICES

WETASKIWIN READY MIX • Residential • Commercial • Agricultural OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY Ph: 587-786-3142 780-352-4301 Email: dmarkevich@wetaskiwinrm.com

Robin Esau

Contractors

Academic Express

• • • •

FALL START

Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca

Employment Training

900

EQUINE THERAPY CLINICS. Weekends or year long programs. Learn: massage, nutrition, chiropractics, saddle fit, acupressure, herbs, essential oils and more. Contact: www.laodas-way.com. 780-897-7711

+

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

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Bookkeeping

1050

BBOOKKEEPING OOKKEEPING SERVICE SERVICE

- Over 30 years experience - ProďŹ cient in Simply Accounting Call and leave message

403-790-2246

Advertise your business in the Business Directory!

Legal Services

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

Misc. Services

1290

Applicants are required to complete a written test and company arranged drug and alcohol screen, medical, physical fitness test and criminal background check. Shaw Pipe Protection Limited 5410 - 39th Street Camrose, Alberta T4V 4P4 Fax: (780) 679-6423 E-mail: hrrecruitmentcam@shawpipe.ca No telephone calls accepted. Thank you for your interest in Shaw Pipe but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

It’s time to call your Welcome Wagon hostess.

MÉTIS YOUTH TRANSITION TO HIGHER 12345 LEARNING

1100

Contractors

HAVE YOUR EXTERIOR FINISHED THE RITE WAY! Hail damage | Roofs | Siding | Soffit | Facsia Decks | Custom metal cladding – Whether new construction or renovations – Guarantied workmanship • Fair pricing Friendly customer service Quality control inspections and full consultations with written reports Scott McGill scott_riteway@yahoo.ca

780-905-2030 Misc. Services

1290

Misc. Services

1290

Attention: Farmers We can deal with your refrigeration problems quickly, efficiently and reasonably

Berni's and Appliance Service

783-4880

She will bring congratulations and Welding gifts for the family and the NEW BABY!

1410

Welding

1410

Heather Goodwin 403-704-3647 heathermccg@shaw.ca

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

• B-PRESSURE • PIPELINE • OILFIELD • ASME Section VIII Division I VESSEL FABRICATION & PIPING • SHOP/PORTABLE • CNC PLASMA CUTTING • ALUMINUM • SHEARING & FORMING

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

Well Drilling

900

1100

Refrigeration . . . at your house?

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.

Contractors

1260

PONOKA CHILD CARE CENTRE Licensed Daycare Centre Opening Sept. 3. Ages 12 mos. to kindergarten. Call 403-704-0166 to register and guarantee your spot!

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.

MÊtis youth between the ages of 18 –30. Get the academic upgrading in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English necessary for admission into a full time post-secondary program in Engineering, Health Sciences or Environmental Sciences. Application Deadline: August 26, 2013. Call: 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at: www.metisemployment.ca

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

A Population Caregivers 1060 Explosion

Shaw Pipe Protection is in need of hard working and dedicated individuals to fill the positions of labourers in their Camrose Pipe Coating Facilities.

Employment Training

LANCE’S Concrete Ltd.

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Ph: 403-782-7722 Fax: 403-782-7499

robin@KlesAir.com www.KlesMechanical.com

1100

BOBCAT & sodding services, 14 Years Exper. 403-588-4503

ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

LABOURERS NEEDED

HEATING

“Committed to your comfort�

880

880

NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday

Misc. Help

1400

MAIN: (403) 783-7591 FAX: (403) 783-8178 Website: www.harbinwelding.com E-mail: bharbin@telus.net

Well Drilling

1400

Well Drilling

1400

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PLUMBING SHANDALL PLUMBING LTD. JAMES AVERY “Reasonable rates on all your plumbing needs” Gas Fitting - Home Renovations - Drain Cleaning -24 HOUR SERVICE5306 - 60 ST, PONOKA, AB T4J 1K7 PH: (403) 783-6372 • FAX (403) 783-6345

PLUMBING

PONOKA PLUMBING & HEATING We now carry a complete line of Ritchie Stockwater parts Hours of Business: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm

5110 -50 Street Box 4414 Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R7

JESSE ZINTER Office - 403-783-5489

This space could be yours for $

30

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311 PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

LittleJONS’ Hand Wash Stations Handicap Units Trailer Units New Solar Powered Units with Running Water

Serving Central Today! Alberta Book On-Line

403.783.8322

www.littlejons.ca

Reaching 6000 households weekly for just

30

$

Personal Services

1315

Unplanned pregnancy may be difficult to face. We care. For confidential help call 403-343-1611 (24 hrs.) 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+). TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; www.truepsychics.ca

Pet Services

1318

CLINKERS KENNELS * Quality Boarding for your dogs & cats *Proof of vaccinations and advance bookings required HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 6 pm; Fri. 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat. 9 a.m. - 12 noon; Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 4 - 7 p.m.

403-783-6272

www.clinkerskennels.ca

Rental Misc

1350

Need RV or Self Storage? 8’ X 10’ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at

First Call Towing

783-3636 Business getting nowhere?

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PER WEEK

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Misc. for Sale

Auctions

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Children’s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmers’ Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TV’s, Stereos, VCR’s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kid’s Deals........................1755 Misc. For Sale ..................1760 Musical Instruments..........1770 Music Lessons..................1780 Piano & Organs ................1790 Office Supplies ................1800 Pets & Supplies ................1810 Pet Services ....................1820 Cats ..................................1830 Dogs ................................1840 Sports Cards ....................1850 Sporting Goods ................1860 Collectors’ Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940

Auctions

1530

2-DAY ANTIQUE AUCTION. August 24 & 25, 11 a.m. Over 3000 items, furniture, tools, and collectibles. Meier Auctions at 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. To consign 780-440-1860 BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A BIG STRAPPER will be closed till Sept. Resuming weekly sales Wed. @ 6 pm. NO ANTIQUE SALES FOR THE SUMMER 1st. Antique sale Oct. 6 @ 1 pm. 403-304-4791 Check website for full listing www.bigstrapperauctions.net

COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 6TH Annual Red Deer Fall Finale. September 20 - 21, Westerner Park. Last year sold 77%. Only 100 spaces available. Consign today. 403-396-0304. Toll free 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; www.egauctions.com

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Mission statement forgotten?

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INVITATION TO TENDER Grounds Maintenance & Snow Removal Service Contract RCMP Hobbema Detachment Hobbema, Alberta The RCMP Hobbema Detachment, Hobbema, Alberta is seeking tenders for grounds maintenance and snow remove services contract. This procurement has been set aside under the Federal Government’s Set-Aside Program for Aboriginal Business (SPAB). In order to be considered, firms must certify that they qualify as an Aboriginal business as defined in the SPAB and that they will comply with all the requirements of the SPAB. Interested parties may obtain the Invitation to Tender package by contacting Charlene Alexander at: Telephone:  780-585-4600 or by E-mail address:  Charlene.Alexander@rcmp-grc.gc.ca The successful contractor and their employees will be required to obtain a valid RCMP Departmental Security Facility Access (no escort) FA1 clearance. The successful contractor must adhere to all safety rules, regulations and labor codes in all jurisdictions where work is to be performed. This service contract may not necessarily be awarded to the lowest bidder. Optional Site Visit: Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 9:00 am Deadline for Tender: Thursday, September 05th, 2013 @ 2:00 pm Bids must be forwarded to RCMP NWR Procurement & Contracting via courier or fax as per Submission of Bids within the Tender Package.

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Dear Editor: Do you know what a mission statement is, and what it means? Perhaps you’ve read your bank’s while standing in line. Or perhaps, you received literature in the mail about a business that wants your business, and the first thing you see is their mission statement. Perhaps you didn’t give it much thought; yet it is one of the most important tools a business has. It is the foundation that successful businesses build on. Mission statements describe the basic philosophy of the business, and its purpose(s) for being. In other words, a company is telling you what it wants to accomplish. It is written simply and precisely so it’s easily understood: it can be used as a guide, to help the company accomplish what its aims are, to help the people in charge make decisions that are right, and not necessarily easy. To filter out what is important and what is not. Are you aware of our town’s mission statement? Town of Ponoka Mission Statement Integrity, Enterprise and Progress “We will provide our community accessible government and quality services in a responsible manner within a healthy environment.” Value Statements The fundamental values, which guide the Town of Ponoka organization: Integrity: We will be honest, responsible, and trustworthy. Service: We have a strong commitment

to serving our community. Excellence: We will strive for the highest quality in all that we do. Respect: We will treat others the way we would want them to treat us. Communication: We will maintain transparency and open communication between the community and the Town’s government The mission statement for Ponoka is concise and easy to understand. Sadly, over the last several years, it should have been referred instead it has been forgotten. We have had councillors who vote with each other, regardless of the impact of their decision. They feel it is more important to honour an agreement with each other, rather than care for interests of our community. That is why we have to get involved in our town’s future, to stop this pandering by our elected officials. For it is through all of us, Ponoka either flourishes or flounders. I, for one, can see a Ponoka that flourishes like a community garden, everyone contributes and everyone enjoys the fruits of that labour. I hope by sharing our ideas we can start a dialogue that can take us to the next level. With the election coming in October, you will have an opportunity to question decisions councillors who sat this past three years made, and to question your fellow citizens who are running for the first time. Our town fathers from a time that has been forgotten, wrote the guide we should be using in this day, Integrity, Enterprise and Progress. Marc Yaworski

Ponoka’s trails offer sights APPEL D’OFFRES

Contrat pour l’entretien de la propriété 1et le service de déneigement Détachement de la GRC de Hobbema Hobbema, Alberta Ouest du Alberta de la GRC (Hobbema, AB) est à la recherche d’appels d’offres de contrats pour l’entretien de la propriété 1et le service de déneigement. Ce marché est réservé dans le cadre du Programme de marchés réservés aux entreprises autochtones (PMREA) du gouvernement fédéral. Pour être prises en considération, les entreprises intéressées doivent attester qu’elles sont autochtones aux termes de la définition donnée dans le PMREA, et qu’elles répondent aux exigences de ce dernier. Si vous êtes intéressé, vous pouvez obtenir une copie des appels d’offres en contactant : Nom : Charlene Alexander Téléphone : 780-585-4600 Adresse courriel : Charlene.Alexander@rcmp-grc.gc.ca L’entrepreneur retenu et ses employés seront exigés d’obtenir une habilitation de sécurité ministérielle valide de niveau d’accès aux installations (sans escorte) NA-1. L’entrepreneur sélectionné doit respecter les consignes de sécurité, les règlements et les codes du travail en vigueur dans le territoire de compétence où sont réalisés les travaux. Le contrat de service ne sera pas nécessairement attribué au soumissionnaire présentant l’offre la plus basse. Une visite facultative des lieux est prévue pour: Vendredi 23 août 2013 à 09 h. Date limite de réception des soumissions: le 06 septembre 2013 à 14 h (HAR). Les soumissions doivent parvenir à la Section des acquisitions et des marchés de la Région du Nord-Ouest de la GRC par service de messagerie ou par télécopieur, aux termes du document Présentation des soumissions faisant partie du dossier d’appel d’offres.

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Dear Editor: In follow up to my letter two weeks ago about the trails, I’d like to give some more useful information about our trails that many people may be unaware of. We have three main trails in Ponoka. The north trail, the “ball diamond” trail, and the south trail. The south trail also has trail extensions that are a part of the Trans Canada Trail system, though they aren’t developed yet due to federal funding challenges. If you go on the south trail, (the trail to your left from the Scout Hall), there is a sharp left bend near the end of the trail. If you continue straight on the unpaved trail, the trail leads down to the railway overpass and underneath it, from there, the trail continues in a loop. Taking the upper loop, which is the wider trail, this is a popular place to hand-feed chickadees during the winter. They will land on your fingers and eat sunflower and other bird seeds from your hand. Continuing almost to the end of this trail, there is a trail going downhill on the right. This trail leads back to the overpass and is a good place to find saskatoon berries in July and August. However, just starting down the hill on this trail, you will find the Trans Canada Trail continues on the left, and you can walk it to the Highway 2A overpass and continue on to Matejka Road. Our trails are a great place to see nature at work. I am an amateur photographer and have taken pictures of blue herons, pelicans, osprey, swans, barn swallows, varieties of sparrows, bohemian waxwings, northern flickers, woodpeckers, American Goldfinches, ducks, Canada Geese, three types of dragonflies, (mosquito eaters), many species of butterflies, garter snakes, caterpillars, and many, many different wildflowers. And of course there are deer. We recently saw three newborn fawns and a doe on the north

trail and two young fawns by the pedestrian bridge going to the IGA shopping area. People we know have also seen the odd deer and elk on the south trail area. And then let us forget the beavers and the muskrats that are frequently seen. What you see and where you see it depends on the time of year and what part of the trail you are on but it is all there to be seen at different times of the year. All we have to do is take the time to look and to “enjoy our journey.” We are very fortunate to have our trails plowed in the winter, which many larger communities don’t do. This makes our trails usable year-round, so we can all get out and enjoy these trails. Kudos to the Town of Ponoka for maintaining our trails. Richard Welch

Kitten killed by vehicle Dear Editor: I see another heartless cruel person has struck in our town again. I’m talking about the sadistic act of killing an animal with a vehicle and leaving it to die and get run over on the street. I rescued the poor kitten on the street across from Husky. I put it in the tall grass next to Husky. It was dark grey with orange patches. To the person who did this: what would you do if it was your pet someone killed? I just bet you would be upset. People who have no regard for the life of animals should be fined severely. This person is lucky I didn’t see them. I would like nothing more than to give this person a piece of my mind and then I would have reported them to the RCMP. This is unnecessary cruelty to animals. If this was your pet, I’m sorry for your loss. Betty L. Lee


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Ponoka farm celebrates 100 years as a family operation By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Communities such as Ponoka would not have been built without the brave family farmers who came and cultivated the land. The Bowie farm near Morningside celebrated 100 years of farming. Marie Bowie and the rest of her extended family converged on the Morningside Community Hall Aug. 10 to remember how the farm came to be. Charlie Cutforth, Ponoka County CAO, used notes provided by Bowie’s brothers-in-law, Charlie and Rich Bowie, to speak about the early beginnings of the farm. “It’s impossible to capture 100 years in just a few minutes.” The farm is 2 ½ miles east of Morningside and was purchased by John and Emma Bowie in 1913. They had travelled from Cody’s Corner, West Zorra, Ont. in 1911 and rented a quarter section of land from the Smith farm until they had saved enough to buy the farm. Emma and John also brought their five boys with them: Lloyd, Harrison, Lucas, Charles and Arthur. It was Arthur who stayed on the farm and married Edith, they had two boys, Charlie and Bill; then Jack and Jean, who were the first twins to survive birth at the Lacombe Hospital and then Rich. The home place is now owned by Bill’s widow, Marie; she gave birth to Danny, Kim and Luke. Making the farm into a viable business required a trip from John in 1913 back to Ontario to purchase 20 Holstein heifers. Those heifers then produced enough milk for the family to haul milk to Ponoka three times a week, explained Cutforth. In 1919 a new barn and silo were built to enable more cream production, which was sent to Lacombe by train three times per week. There was no heavy machinery in those days. “The horses were huge in the Bowie operation for years,” said Cutforth. Up until 1970 horses were used although machinery started making its way onto the farm in 1923 with the purchase of a Ferguson tractor made in England. More machinery came to the farm with a new John Deere tractor in 1930. Despite the equipment the Bowies used horses to pull their binder, mower, harrows, manure spreader and for the wagons. Eventually a baler was purchased in 1953. Grandson Charlie remembers keeping the goats with the horses and them never getting sick. They also never had any horse injuries. Building up the farm equipment came with the purchase of an IHC W6 tractor with power take-off and pulley. As time passed the horses were used less with the Bowies riding them for pleasure rather than work in 1970. Charlie recalls riding his horse Flash, to get to school and believes he rode the horse for 30,000 miles. “She lived to 36 when lightning killer her in the pasture,” Charlie wrote in some notes Cutforth presented. Up until 1967 the Bowies used a threshing machine with six or seven racks that needed 12 to 14 horses. Winter was a busy time as well for the farm. Between the morning and evening milkings the boys would cut spruce trees using cross-cut saws, some eight-feet long if the trees were big enough. After 1962, chain saws became the tool of choice. If there was snow, sleighs were used to haul the logs, if snow was sparse then wagons were used. During crop season the boys would work with the crops, weather permitting, and saw lumber when it rained. These were busy days for the Bowie farm trying to battle the elements while continuing with their farm chores. Cutforth praised the Bowies for their love of sports. “You’ve spent the last 100 years building a community.” “The Bowie Clan have always been people of great character and have greatly contributed to the fabric of the Ponoka community. They don’t do it in a public, flashy way but rather with quiet, strong confidence,” he added. He presented Marie with a special welded gate showing 100 years of farming. “This family has been and still is an integral part of our community,” said Cutforth. “I would just like to say to the younger generation of Bowies that if you live your lives the way your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents have lived their theirs, then our future will be in very good hands.” Although Bill died two years ago, Marie was proud to have the rest of the family around to celebrate the growth and strength of their farm. “It just kept carrying on.” Son Danny enjoyed seeing many family members attend the celebration. “I think it’s great to see all the relatives and some I’ve never met.” Danny’s brother Luke, became somewhat emotional when talking about milking the cows and dealing with the crops. “(My) fondest memory was driving the truck for my dad and brother.” His parents and older brother would milk the Holsteins while he helped out. “I’m really proud of hitting the 100 years,” said Luke. His biggest regret was that his father did not live to see the celebration. “It would have meant the world to him.” Marie wants the farm to stay in the Bowie family and intends for her children to take it over. Also in attendance was Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Rod Fox who brought greetings from the Alberta Legislature and presented some scrolls to the family.

Ponoka County CAO Charlie Cutforth presents a commemorative gate to Rich and Luke Bowie.

An old photo of the Bowie Farm showing cattle on the farmyard. Photo submitted

Steven Derksen and Karen Monrow from Edson take a closer look at some old photos from the Bowie Farms centennial celebration Aug. 10. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye


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