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without any cost…I would look into Bethany Group very strongly.” Reeve Gord Svenningsen was not privy to these changes and believed only the benefits package was being looked at. “There was no mention of anything like this.” He is going to speak with Bethany Group to find out what occurred. Bethany was hired to manage Rimoka’s affairs at $85,000, says Hinkley. At the time he did not think that was enough to manage. “We said you guys can’t operate on that. They said, ‘Oh yes we can.’ All of a sudden everything’s going up,” he explained. However, Cutforth says their operation requisition has been raised to just over $90,000. “It’s not obscene.” Other business with the Rimoka Housing Foundation and Bethany group concerned the proposed senior’s building. Ponoka County is hoping to ensure funds for a new building in Rimbey. The county has a commitment for land in the area and Cutforth hopes speaking with the province will help secure funds in the next three years. “We’re urging them (the province) for funding,” says Cutforth. “We’re not trying to do Rimoka’s job for them.”
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Man with knife at Centennial Centre By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Police were called to assist at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury Aug. 19 at 8:30 p.m. after reports of a man seen swinging a knife. Officers attended and found the 36-year-man outside the centre who had a large Swiss Army knife in his pocket. He denied brandishing the knife and there were no witnesses to corroborate the report. He did have outstanding warrants for his arrest and was remanded in custody. Warrants exceed $5,000 A 32-year-old St. Albert man has been remanded in custody after being stopped for speeding ing for suspects in a break and enter at a home Aug. 21 at 9:20 p.m. in Wolf Creek Estates. The incident occurred over Police stopped a 2010 Chevy Silverado at the weekend of Aug. 23 to 25 and numerous items the intersection of Highway 2A and Highway 53 were taken from the home, including some money. and found the man had outstanding warrants for Forcible entry was used to gain access to the $5,750. He was remanded in custody and must ei- home and the entire building was ransacked. ther serve 90 days in jail or pay the fine. Erratic driver caught with marijuana Impaired driver Police responded to reports of an erratic driver A 36-year-old Ontario man is charged with Aug 26 at 1:15 a.m. northbound on Highway 2. refusing to provide a breath sample Aug. 21 at 3 A 2010 black Chevy Silverado is reported to p.m. after failing a roadside screening test. The have swerved in and out of the lanes and travelman was driving a blue Chevy car southbound on ing at 100 km/h. The Silverado was found at a rest Highway 2 near Ponoka and is reported to have stop near Menaik Road and 23-year-old man from been swerving on the highway, tailgating and hit- Red Deer was found asleep in the vehicle. ting his brakes. Officers report a strong odour of liquor and RCMP say the man had an odour of liquor marijuana emanated from the vehicle and a search on his breath and had slurred speech. He failed found a small amount of cannabis, used marijuana a roadside screening device and there was half a roaches scattered in the car and drug paraphernacase of liquor on the floor of the car. lia. The man provided two blood alcohol samples Speeding Corvette of .16 and .14 and was arrested for being in care A sheriff with the Ponoka Integrated Traffic and control of the vehicle. Unit had to move quickly Aug. 22 at 10:45 p.m. He is charged with possession of a controlled after seeing a 1998 Corvette accelerate to 162 substance. km/h on Highway 2 near Ponoka. If you have information on any crime call The officer closed the distance but the Cor- Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stopvette exceeded a speed of 170 km/h before being pers at 1-800-222-8477. stopped. A 50-year-old man from Edmonton now faces a mandatory court appearance. Liquor thief caught Police took less than two hours to find the alleged thief of a 750 ml bottle of liquor Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. Video surveillance TUESDAY Stir-fry (with your choice of FRIDAY Fish & chips served with french from a downtown livegetables, chicken or beef) served on rice fries, coleslaw and tarter sauce quor store helped or fettuccine noodles SATURDAY Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo officers recognize a WEDNESDAY 8 oz. steak sandwich served served with small caesar salad and garlic 31-year-old man from bread with french fries and vegetables the Ma-Me-O Beach, SUNDAY Pork chops served with your Pigeon Lake First NaTHURSDAY BBQ pulled pork sandwich choice of french fries or mashed potatoes tion who took the bottle served with french fries and coleslaw and seasonal vegetables from the store. He was found 4916 – 50th Street • 403-872-1381 shortly after and provided a false name to police. The man was charged with theft under $5,000. Break and enter Tine Roelofsen Police are look-
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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. • firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Antique purchase: Kayleigh Behm checks out this antique sewing machine at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church garage sale fundraiser Aug. 22.
James Strachan The United Church of Canada not a member of The Ponoka Ministerial Association
Cadavers help MDs to learn
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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Arms full: Jan Bouma, from the Netherlands, bought quite a bit at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church garage sale fundraiser. The church raised a record $4,891.30. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH PASTOR DAVE BEAUDOIN 6230-57 Ave. Ph. 403-783-6404 Saturdays 9:30 - 12 Noon email@example.com ponokaadventist.ca
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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
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During the many years I worked as a hospital chaplain, one of the unusual and touching experiences I had was sharing, annually, in the memorial service provided by the medical school for the bodies that acted as teaching cadavers for anatomy students through the school year. Every week, some people who die leave their bodies to a medical school for use as they see fit. When the school term starts in autumn, medical students are divided into teams of three or four, and each one is assigned a cadaver — the formal term for a dead body. The students are carefully instructed on the ethical importance of treating these former husbands, mothers, daughters, and sons as human beings who will help them learn the intricacies of anatomy throughout the school year. In effect, the cadaver becomes the teacher of anatomy to the soon-tobe doctors. Without the knowledge they gain this way, they would be far less helpful to us in knowing how our knee works, how our kidneys are structured how our lungs are made. The students do not know the name of their cadaver, so they give him/ her a name. The names are given with respect, because these no-longer-living people become, effectively, part of their group for the next nine months. In a sense, they become a family member of their group. So they are called “Red,” or “Joe,” “Mr. Stern,” “Marilyn,” or “Katherine Hepburn.” All year, two or three times a week, the anatomy students learn about the human body from their non-living member, who has agreed to offer their tissues in the cause of medical education. Continued on page 25
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Reﬂections of Ponoka East country farm girl celebrates 100th birthday By Mike Rainone and Elaine Baker for the News This week Elsie Traptow, whose ambitious motto has always been, “Life is what you make of it,” will quietly celebrate her 100th birthday with family, friends, residents, and staff in her comfortable home at the Rimoka Lodge in Ponoka. As well as enjoying the cake, cards, congratulations and camaraderie, this active and spunky lady will happily share many fond memories and decades of stories and adventures that occurred while growing up on the homestead near Bashaw, and later moving to the Elice district, where along with her husband Fred she would later raise their own little family. Once a farm girl, always a farm girl Elsie Traptow was born on Aug. 31, 1913 on a farm west of Bashaw in the Schultz district. She is the eldest daughter of George and Elizabeth Albers, and as was the custom at the time, she was part of a large family. In all she had 12 brothers and sisters, four died as infants, a brother was killed in a farm accident at age 12, and the seven sisters who grew up later married and settled in central Alberta. Longevity seems be a family trait as three of her sisters are still living in their own homes. Luella Krefting, 86, lives in Ponoka and loves to help friends and neighbours in any way that she can; Selma Sand, 87, lives on the same farmyard as her son near Edberg and one of the many things she still loves to do is check the cattle several times a day in the spring when they are calving; and Helen Kikel, 90, who shares a farmyard with her son near Bashaw,
and still enjoys cutting grass with the riding mower. As a young girl, Elsie willingly did many tasks we as parents would not think of having our children do today. These included getting the horse hooked up to the buggy for a trip at the age of eight, taking care of her younger sisters while their mother went to town, as well as helping her father with the field work and the chores. There was always a little time for fun, and the favourites were playing ball and going to dances. At the age of 14, she sewed her first dress for herself, which would be the beginning of a lifelong and joyous talent. Elsie loved to sew many items of clothing for her family and neighbours, including bridesmaid’s dresses, fitted suits and jackets, often with patterns she cut out herself from the newspapers. In later years, quilting also became her passion, and the old fortrel suits that went out of style were carefully recycled into beautiful quilts that were admired in many community circles. When Elsie had grandchildren, she would arrive for a visit laden with the clothing she had sewn for them, and even though she had not seen them for a month, everything would always fit perfectly, which would always amaze her daughter. Elsie married Fred Traptow in 1932, a young man who had grown up only one mile east of her home, and in the years that followed they were blessed with children Marion, Marvin and Elaine. They began their life farming on one quarter of land and then in 1937 bought two quarters in the Ellice District 20 miles east of Ponoka, where Marvin still tends to the family farm. In the
Dirty Thirties hail and drought left them with no crops and no money to make payments on the farm, and it looked like they might lose everything. Fortunately, a kindly neighbour offered to loan them money to make the payments and they were able to carry on, eventually purchasing a third quarter and more later when Marvin became a part of the mixed farming operation with his father. Elsie did not work outside the home after she was married but did many things to earn some extra money for the family, such as raising a large flock of chickens each spring, which she butchered and sold, then kept the hens for laying many eggs year round. She also was very proud of large strawberry and raspberry patches that produced many berries to sell for 25 cents a basket. Her large and splendid garden, which was watered by an artesian well always flourished with vegetables to preserve. Fall was always the busy time on the farm, what with canning, pickling and cooking for the threshing crew, as well as getting the kids off to school, and doing all those extra household chores. Elsie loved gardening and flowers, maintaining her yard on the farm even after she moved to Ponoka, as well as carrying on her green thumb skills at her home in the Legion Arms, where she lived from 1989 to 2006. Most of us remember our mothers and grandmothers as being good cooks and bakers, and Elsie was no exception, always tantalizing her family with their greatest favourites of cinnamon buns, fried chicken, and her famous butterscotch pies. Fred died in 1981, and Marion went to the Northcott Care Centre in 1988 when her Parkinson’s illness made it too difficult for Elsie to care for her; she would die in 1992. When Mrs. Traptow moved into the Rimoka Lodge in 2006 at the age of 93 she was still driving her own car but gave it up later because she didn’t want to take another driver’s test. Volunteering and helping and caring for others has always been a natural and important part of Elsie’s life, being actively involved with the St. Peter’s and Calumet Ladies’ Aide over the years, then helping with the craft program at the Northcott Centre until
emember when submitted
This 1930s photo shows Fred and Elsie Traptow and the family dog poising in front of their classic Model T Ford, while out for a ride on a brisk winter day in the Elice district west of Ponoka. They farmed and raised their family of three in this district for many decades and at the age of 100 Elsie still loves to visit her magnificent gardens.
Elsie Traptow, who will be celebrating her 100th birthday with family and friends this month, proudly displays one of her delectable and family favourite butterscotch pies. she was well into her 80s. Her move to Ponoka made it a lot easier to pursue her new passion for bowling, which she had taken up at the age of 75, and loved to play in the local leagues as well as taking trips out of town. Playing cards with family and friends has always been a favourite pastime for Elsie for many years, and after moving into Ponoka she continued to be very sharp at games of whist, crib, canasta, rummy, and played in tournaments at the Ponoka Senior’s Drop In Centre until the age of 95. At Rimoka she is the oldest resident and loves mixing with the friendly residents and staff, still participates in many games and activities. She always enjoys the entertainment, especially the good old western music. Elsie cherishes her grandchildren: twin grandsons and grand-daughter Erin, who loves to learn and create many of the things that grandma, did so well. Her four great-grandsons and their families enjoy visiting the farm, where weekend family get-togethers and celebrations are popular and Elsie loves to watch the little boys play and wrestle, and is always good for a few games of cards. Best wishes to Elsie Traptow on this special occasion, with sincere congratulations for always proudly believing in your long and passionate family values and community traditions of always caring and sharing our skills and affections with family, neighbours and friends and enjoying some of the exciting changes.
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Opinion Where are the candidates? It seems a lot of politicians aren’t talking right now, even though fall elections are only a few short weeks away. I wonder why. Everywhere political issues are simmering. No doubt, every municipality has its own backlog of nigTreena Mielke gling issues that raise On The Other Side the ire of coffee shop politicians who like to talk the walk but have no intention of ever walking the walk. It’s a shame. So why are people holding back? Are they simply procrastinating? Are they afraid? Are they trying to avoid the potential of subjecting themselves to political backbiting and mud slinging and name calling until the last minute? Are they harbouring the secret plan of slipping their papers into the municipal office at the 11th hour thereby being declared “acclaimed” with little or no effort expended. That seems cowardly. It is true politics is a blood sport. This sport really takes off during this silly season when the slippery planks of political platforms are sometimes nailed together with empty promises, half-truths and unrealistic statements. It is unfair, however, to tar and feather every councillor or mayor or potential candidate with this mindset. Most candidates speak the truth, or at least their perception of the truth. Most candidates want to make a difference — they want to see their towns and cities flourish, bring more business to their dying downtowns, keep taxes in line, eliminate pot-
holes and budget sufficiently for snow removal. They want their towns to be balanced and provide equal recreation and cultural opportunities, plenty of playgrounds for young families, lots of green spaces for everyone, no waiting lists for longterm care and an impressive selection of shopping venues. Realistically, they have no clue how to make this all happen. Many outspoken, opinionated individuals have never darkened a council chamber’s door or even sat on a municipal related board or committee. Ignorance is bliss and it can also very verbal. Running for municipal politics or any level of politics, for that matter, is a grave responsibility. What if you actually get voted in? What if, after the official results are finally in, you find yourself seated at the big council table with your own nameplate? It is then, no doubt, you will begin to discover what it’s like to live in a fish bowl with many eyes curiously watching you as you flounder about in water a little deeper than you thought, trying to understand the process, the Municipal Government Act, the rules, the regulation, the protocol. And it is when you also may discover “transparency” is overused, overrated and decidedly scary. It can get you into all kinds of trouble. And it is then you will, no doubt, discover confrontation is part and parcel of the job you have undertaken. It is true, popularity might have got you in, but it is not to be looked at as a lifeline to help get you out when you are sinking in a muddy mire of dissention and criticism. Stepping into the political ring is not for the faint-hearted but it certainly is an opportunity for individuals who want to be leaders, activators and decision makers. Every municipality needs these people. So where are you?
Staff working to fix splash park Dear Editor: I will be the first to admit that when I am enjoying a nice afternoon with my son at the splash park, it is rather inconvenient to have the water shut off due to operating system issues. However, with a quick call, either Jackie or Tamara respond in a timely manner to remedy the problem the system is having. We must remember the splash park is a seasonal facility that has been in operation for a couple of summers. As with any new system, there are glitches that will arise and need to be dealt with. The few trained staff members of the splash park work tirelessly from the beginning to the end of summer maintaining the facility on top of the other duties their positions require of them. These dedicated individuals are constantly on-call to ensure the safety, integrity and operations of the splash park is upheld. It is not the
fault of the individuals trained to maintain the facility if the system itself is continually problematic. I would like to remind everyone that Ponoka is not the only community in the area that is having issues with their splash park facilities. We should be holding the manufacturing companies more accountable with the quality of their product. The problems associated with the splash park are more complex than basic maintenance and should collectively be solved by both owner and manufacturer. It is wonderful that Ponoka has such a facility that can be enjoyed by so many individuals. I personally would like to thank the individuals who work so intently to ensure the splash park can be enjoyed by all. You are doing a great job and I appreciate all of your hard work. K. Maser
Whistleblower protection needed Last week, the full tecting whistleblowers, extent of Premier Alison only protect government. Redford’s broken health The new laws help govinquiry promise was ernment agencies cover made known to Albertheir tracks and make tans. it nearly impossible for Retired Justice John whistleblowers to bring Vertes found numerous to light wrongdoing withexamples of queue-jumpout harsh consequences. As Justice Vertes ing in his final inquiry notes in his findings, report but was prevented Rod Fox nothing in this legisfrom really getting to MLA lation covers health care the bottom of why it professionals or doctors. occurred. The reason? Premier Redford failed to deliver on her It’s almost as if the PCs went out of promise to hold a sweeping inquiry that their way to draft legislation that would would investigate allegations of bully- bury problems in the system rather than ing and intimidation in the health care bring them to light. Under this new law, whistleblowsystem. The findings point to an alarming ers report to their direct superiors. That trend of preferential access for people would be like reporting on your boss who know how to pull the right strings. to your boss. There is clearly an incenWhile the retired Justice ends his report tive to just put up with whatever abuse unsure of whether “there are simply too of taxpayer dollars may be occurring many holes to plug” in the system, Al- under this flawed legislation. Alberta needs strong whistleblowbertans know they deserve better. Albertans deserve a fair system that er protection with the teeth to defend treats everyone equally regardless of people who put their careers on the line their profession or how closely associ- to bring to light wrongdoing and attempt ated they are with executives at Alberta to improve the operations of governHealth Services or the PC government. ment. Last fall, the PCs shot down 21 Albertans deserve a system where you sensible amendments from the Wildrose don’t have to be a professional hockey Official Opposition that would have implayer to get the H1N1 vaccination or proved the legislation and would have allowed doctors and health care providquality care. If ever whistleblower protection ers to expose wrongdoing. was needed and would have helped, A government that truly respects it was in these instances. The wide- taxpayer dollars should now see the spread system of jumping wait lines opportunity to revisit the whistleblower reveals the weaknesses in the health laws and beef them up to prevent future care system the PC government has so instances like this. far failed to address, such as the failure As MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka, I to provide meaningful protection for value your feedback. Feel free to share whistleblowers. your thoughts on this or any other matter Last session, the PCs crafted new with my office at Lacombe.Ponkoka@ whistleblower laws but instead of pro- assembly.ab.ca.
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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.
Tour of Alberta On September 5th, Stage 2 of the Tour of Alberta cycling race will be coming through our community. As a result there will be parking restrictions and temporary road closures along the route. Volunteers are needed to assist with traffic control along the race route as the Tour passes through Town. Please call the Town Office for more information 403.783.4431.
Catchin’ some air: Lucas Berry of Edmonton spends a sunny afternoon in Ponoka visiting the skate park, Aug. 21.
2013 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards honor extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer achievements have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. Deadline for Nominations is Monday, September 16, 2013. For more information, please contact Wes at 403-783-0118.
BACK TO SCHOOL!! September 3rd is the first day of school. Please remember to drive with care and caution in school zones. Keep our kids safe!
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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.
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. Some of the groups attending: Girl Guides; Ponoka Youth Centre; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Ponoka Early Child Development Coalition; Klagahachie Fine Arts Society; First Baptist Church; Youth Unlimited; Got 2 Dance Productions; Ponoka Pool Sharks; Kinette Club; FCSS; Shawna’s Music Studio; Ponoka Minor Hockey; Skate Ponoka; Trinity Lutheran Church and Air Cadets.
LEGO club Children ages 4+ are invited to come down to Ponoka Jubilee this Friday, August 30th from 3:30-5:00 pm for our Family Lego Club! All Lego will be provided by Ponoka Jubilee Library, children must supply the imagination! Creations will be put on display for everyone to enjoy. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on all our events!
Aquaplex Update Afternoon public swim from1-3 pm daily! Aqua Zumba, Wednesdays 8:30 - 9:30 am. The Splash Park will close for the season on September 13th Aquaplex annual maintenance shutdown: September 3-15. The office will be closed for these two weeks. Please call during office hours for Tennis and Racquetball bookings and your call will be returned - 403-783-0131.
Household Toxic Round Up & Community Paper Shred Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Fire Hall. Check your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, basement, garden shed and garage for all your products and chemicals that you may not need anymore. Paper Cuts will be at the Fire Hall from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm accepting personal documents that the residents would like properly destroyed. There is no charge for this service.
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Gull Lake toxic water advisory raises concerns, questions By Treena Mielke Alberta Health’s toxic water advisory shutting down Gull Lake has left at least one person somewhat perplexed about the validity of the report stating the lake is contaminated with algae. Alberta Health Services issued the advisory Aug. 21 and residents living near the shores of the lake, as well as visitors, are advised not to drink the water, nor swim or wade in the lake and avoid contact with algae on the shoreline. Craig MacLeod, president of the Alberta Lake Management Society, who has a summer home at Meridian
Beach on Gull Lake, is not convinced the numbers are correct. “There is no evidence of any blooms,” he said. “The water is shining. It is better than ever.” While MacLeod is not ready to swallow the report hook, line and sinker, he is not discrediting Alberta Health, but simply wants more clarification. “We need to get our head around this, the numbers seem odd as there is no evidence of any blooms on the lake.” But Deena Hinshaw, medical officer of health for the central zone of Alberta Health Services, said the algae in Gull Lake is more than two million cells per ml, 20 times over the acceptable level of
Gull Lake health concerns With a blue-green algae advisory issued by Alberta Health Services for Gull Lake, residents living near the shores of Gull Lake, as well as visitors, are advised to take the following precautions • Do not drink the water or allow pets to drink water. Boiling contaminated water does not remove toxins from the water. • Do not swim or wade or allow pets to swim or wade in the lake. • Avoid contact with blue-green algae along the shoreline. • People may wish to limit their consumption of whole fish and fish
100,000 cells per ml as set out in the Canadian Guidelines for Recreational Water. “The algae blooms don’t have to be on top to cause a problem,” she said. “While there is no surface blooms, the water is cloudy below the surface.” The extremely high algae count prompted Alberta Health Services to issue the advisory, she said. “It is our duty to provide the information and an advisory. We are not closing the lake, but making recommendations so the public can make safe choices.” Hinshaw expects the advisory to be in effect for the rest of the summer. Ice fishermen can still enjoy the sport without risk, she added. Fish caught in the winter should not be affected. Margaret Glasford, a director of the Alberta Lake Management Society, said no blue-green algae advisory has been issued in the past regard-
trimmings from this lake, as it is known that fish may store toxins in their liver. • People can safely consume fish fillets from the lake • People who come in contact with or ingest water containing toxic blue-green algae may experience skin irritation, rash, sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea and vomiting and/ or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and resolve in one to two days. For further information on blue-green algae, call Health Link Alberta at 1-866-408-5465.
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ing Gull Lake, but she recalled water skiing in the lake several years ago during a summer when the water was pea green, a sure sign algae was present, although perhaps not in numbers that exceeded the threshold. Glasford said the report is sad news for all the families who use Gull Lake in the summer. “I am not super surprised, as it is happening (in other lakes) around us, but I am devastated. It is sad times.” Glasford talked to one young mother with four children and the family dog who had come to the beach equipped with all sorts of water toys. “I talked to her when I was walking on the beach. It such a downer and so sad for them; all those families with children.”
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Play ball: Lucretia Omeasoo plays a game of pass similar to the game of bump, set, spike, which is derived from volleyball, with her friend Rheona Morrow (not pictured).
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Flower Power brings the memory of the Sixties to light By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Hippies were out in full force during a play inspired by a decade that changed the way we perceived the world; the Sixties. A special rendition of Flower Power, written by Craig Sodaro, was presented to theatre-goers Aug. 23 at the Asker Lutheran Church. The play was a fun-filled presentation from youths aged 12 to 17, says co-director Debbie Zepick. This is her sixth year offering summer drama and would-be actors came from around the province to be a part of the flower power generation. Her biggest challenge was to give new actors the tools to put on a great performance. The biggest part of the summer program is to get a solid team. “It’s really about team building and encouraging one another,” said Zepick. For her the greatest reward was seeing kids’ growth, especially those who have no acting experience. “I get the benefit of knowing where they started and where they got to.” She was also proud of Daniel Allers, a young actor who wanted to help in production. Allers was given different jobs to get him more experience behind the scenes. “He just decided to be part of the production crew,” said Zepick. Practicing is only one part of gaining acting experience, she added. The next step is performing in front of an audience and Zepick is grateful for the support. “There are some Ponoka-area people who are faithful in coming out.” Flower Power is full of references from the 1960s, including an exuberant hippie who enjoys life to its fullest. Set in the town of Valley Dale, high school students want to hold a battle of the bands but the request is denied by a narrow-minded principal. Starpetal, played by Sami Smith, rounds up the other bands to hold the contest in the town’s central park and will stop at nothing to see the concert continues. The attempt is foiled by the sheriff and the townspeople who don’t hold to the crazy ways of a hippie lifestyle. All is not lost however as the bands find a spot on Ole McDonald’s Farm. Things heat up as a biker gang tries to stop the musical competition but an industrious Big Mama played by Maven Boddy, is able to put a stop to things. The concert is able to continue with a realization from all the players they must work together for things to work. Flower Power tells a fun rendition of the 1960s and the young actors portrayed the 1960s in a lighthearted manner with a few solid one-liners that had the crowd laughing.
Starpetal (Sami Smith), and Moonbeam (Jill Bromeling) want to hold a battle of the bands in Valley Dale High but their request is denied by the principal. The play Flower Power, written by Craig Sodaro was presented by Zepick Summer Drama Camp Aug. 23 at the Asker Lutheran Church. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Molly MacDonald (Rachel Johnson), Moonbeam (Jillian Broemeling) and Rosebud (Kate Sollid) sing a catchy 1960s style musical number to liven up the mood.
Hippies Shreddy Freddy (Matt Jarvis) and Lucy (Kirstin Schamuhn) enjoy living the easy life and lighting incense.
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World’s most important burger The most important hamburger in the history of the world was cooked in London recently. It Gwynne Dyer was grown in a lab, not cut from a cow, and it Guest Columnist tasted — well, not quite good enough to fool the experts. “I miss the fat, there’s a leanness to it,” said and prairie, or switch it to growing grain for hufood writer Josh Schonwald, “but the general man consumption. “There are basically three things that can bite feels like a hamburger.” Austrian food critic Hanni Ruetzler agreed: “It’s not that juicy, but the happen going forward,” said Google co-founder consistency is perfect. This is meat to me. It’s not Sergey Brin, who bankrolled Post’s research. “One is that we can all become vegetarian. I falling apart; it’s really something to bite on.” It was real meat, grown from a cow’s stem don’t think that’s really likely. The second is we cells just like the flesh of its own body. It tasted ignore the issues, and that leads to continued lean because the stem cells the experimenters environmental harm. The third option is we do used were programmed to make only muscle tis- something new.” So let’s assume that you can produce this beef sue, not fat. (They’re working on that). The real test was whether lab-grown muscle cells could be in industrial quantities, complete with fat cells so organized into something with the consistency of that it tastes just like the meat that comes from proper meat, not mush and the lab-burger passed the slaughterhouse. Could you get people to buy it? that test with flying colours. No problem. Just price it about 20 per cent Why would anybody want to make meat in a lab? The problem with eating “natural” meat is cheaper than the “real thing.” Those of us who that there are too many of us, eating too much of are keeping up with the Joneses will buy the premium product. The rest of us will buy the one it, and we’re running out of land to grow it on. “Right now, we are using 70 per cent of all that’s just as good but costs less. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist our agricultural capacity to grow meat through livestock,” professor Mark Post, the lead re- whose articles are published in 45 countries. For an opposing view on this topic, please searcher, told The Independent at a conference in Vancouver last year. “You are going to need see page 18. alternatives.” “Livestock also contributes a lot to greenhouse gas emissions, more so than our entire transport system,” explained Post, a medical physiologist at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. “Livestock produces 39 per cent of global methane, five per cent of the CO2, and 40 per cent of the nitrous oxide.” Eventually, he predicted, we will have an eco-tax on meat that to our clients and the community is grown on the hoof. for supporting our business for Whereas meat grown in the lab is a potentially inexhaustible resource, and it does far less environmental damage. A tonne of “cultured” beef would require 99 per cent less land and between 82 and 96 per cent less water than When: September 14, 2013 its “natural” rival, and 11:00 am - 3:00 pm would produce between 78 and 95 per Where: Lor-Al Springs Ltd. cent less greenhouse (Please see our website at www.loralsprings.ca for a map.) gas. It would also use 45 per cent less energy. If Post’s process can scale up successWater Plant Tours • Lunch fully, then in 10 or Face Painting • Balloons 20 years we could be producing enough Live Music • Door Prizes meat for a growing global population even though many people If you wish to come for lunch are eating more meat per capita as their inand/or a plant tour please RSVP to comes rise. Moreover, 403-843-6066 by September 4, 2013. we would be able to turn most of that 70 Everyone welcome. per cent of agricultural land back into forest
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Laughter is the priceless medicine for all ages My dear old dad, now 94, always told me one of the best ways to cheer up a down and dull day, to snuff out a bad mood, or to lighten up a room full of stuffed shirts is to crack a few jokes to fit the crowd and occasion and get them all laughing and joining in. I really took that advice to heart in my youth, and as a little guy, somehow survived by becoming some sort of an entertainer, always pulling off little pranks and trying to make everyone laugh, no matter how big, how grumpy or how important they were. Of course there were many times when I was chased around the block or told to get lost but I eventually discovered if you shared and didn’t act mean or bossy, you could usually attract a crowd by just acting a little haywire and getting everyone else to join in on the fun. In school I was a long way away from the honour role and was kind of a klutz when it came to sports but I loved to get up on the gym stage and perform pantomimes, sing a squeaky tenor in the Glee Club, and volunteer for every role in Mrs. Hailstone’s drama class that involved wild and woolly comedy. Many of my antics and constant “motor mouth” quite often earned me a front desk in every class. I did manage to make a few friends, kept a secret diary of the best and hottest jokes, and felt real good if I could get a few laughs or even the odd smile out of the class snobs. I guess for some reason I continued to act that way long after I left those hallowed halls of learning, always trying to be the resident jokester, whether as a member of a sports team, at work, at home or at any party or get-together I was invited to or crashed. That great gang of characters I was so lucky to play fastball, commercial hockey and bowl with over the years once nicknamed me “The Rabbi” because of my constant tantrums of wit and wisdom after the game, which usually resulted in a sudden headache the next morning. Later as a husband and a father, I enjoyed playing games with mom and the kids, keeping them happy and laughing, even resorting to tickling just like so many parents did to get us into a good mood. Today, at the age 70 years, I still love to crack jokes, try Subway Fresh to be more funny than Try Our grumpy, and always try to add just a little more humour and fun to my weekly ramblings in your Ponoka News. Here Now available h is why humour can be so for any sandwic d la or sa good for us, no matter what our age, and wherever we rub shoulders
VJV MARKET REPORT MARKET REPORT AUGUST 21, 2013 On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 1997- head of cattle went through our rings & 1787 head on the Canadian Satellite Sale - TOTAL -3784
SLAUGHTER CATTLE D1 - D2 cows D3 - D4 cows Holstein cows Heiferettes Bologna Bulls Feeder bulls
77.00-82.00 72.00-76.00 62.00-68.00 82.00-90.00 89.00-97.00 95.00-115.00
Good Bred Cows N/A Older Bred Cows N/A Good Bred Heifers: N/A Cow/calf pairs (younger) 1400.00-1750.00 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:
125.00-136.75 135.00-146.00 144.00-154.00 150.00-160.00 150.00-161.00 155.00-175.00 170.00-185.00 175.00-185.00
Dairy Steers Baby Calves Dairy Type: Baby Calves Beef Type:
75.00-102.00 30.00-75.00 150.00-260.00
Hay: Sq Bales Straw: Sq. Bales Greenfeed: Sq. Bales.
1.00-4.75 NONE NONE
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118.00-130.00 125.00-135.00 134.00-141.00 134.00-144.00 135.00-145.00 140.00-150.00 155.00-170.00 155.00-170.00
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with others. • It is a well known fact humour is totally infectious and is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness, friendships, and intimacy. Spontaneous laughter and humour quite often has a magic way of wiping out a frown, as well as getting us out of our head and away from our troubles. • Laughter relaxes the whole body. Whether it be a little chuckle, a giggle or a good hearty belly laugh, it will relieve physical tension, stress, pain, and conflict, while leaving our muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes. • Laughter boosts the immune system, decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving our resistance to disease.
• All of us can bring more A regular diet of laughing humour and laughter into our also triggers the release of enlives every day by taking a dorphins, our body’s natural little time to: watch a funny feel-good chemicals, which movie or show, go to a comewill produce an overall sense dy club, read the funny pages of well-being as well as often or humorous books, seek out temporarily relieving some funny people, share a good pain. joke or funny story, host a • Laughter can also protect game night with friends, play the heart, improving the Mike Rainone with your pet, go to a laughter function of blood vessels Hammertime yoga class, goof around with and increasing the blood your children, do something flow, which will help to fight silly, join in on fun activities against the risk of heart attack inside or outside the house. Above all, we or other cardiovascular problems. • Cracking a really good smile is great for should never be afraid to laugh at and joke our facial muscles, is one of the best meth- about ourselves. Laughter and humour is absolutely free, ods to extend a welcome, to relax a tense situation, or to spark a mood of friendship, so let’s all make sure that we get our fair share, and have a great week, all of you! fellowship, and joy.
REAL ESTATE SALE FOR MIKE DICKAU Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be available
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.
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.
Real Estate Transaction are being Handled by Morrison Realty (403) 783-0556 Real Estate Terms & Conditions: 10 % Down on Sale Day. Balance & Possession on or before October 15, 2013. If Balance is NOT RECEIVED by October 15, 2013 the Deposit will be Forfeited as Liquidation Damages.
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Raising $ for MS research with burgers and cars Although there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), one company is working to get closer to finding a solution. On Aug. 22 $1 from the purchase of an A&W Teen Burger was donated the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The Cruisin’ for a Cause national fundraiser had more than 780 A&W restaurants taking part. In Ponoka, owners of classic cars took part in a poker rally to support the cause and items were on sale to increase the proceeds. Also for sale were $1, $2 or $5 paper cutouts, which customers could put on the wall of the restaurant. Money from the cutouts went to increase donations. Drivers made their way from Lacombe to Ponoka to Rimbey and Blackfalds touring the restaurants. Store manager Ervin Galler says staff are busier on this fundraiser day with customers coming in specifically to support the cause. “It’s just like Stampede.” Workers were tired from the workload but enjoyed being part of the event. “It’s rewarding.”
He finds customers are appreciative of employees on this day and even though this was his first year managing the crew during the fundraiser, Galler enjoyed the spirit of the event. “People just like what we’re doing for MS,” he said. Donations have grown over the years and more than $3.4 million has been raised nationally in the last four years. “We are thrilled at how this fundraising initiative has been embraced by all of A&W’s employees and burger fans across Canada,” said Paul Hollands, president and CEO of A&W Food Services in a press release. According to the MS Society of Canada there are 100,000 Canadians living with the disabling disease. “In five years, Cruisin’ for a Cause has made an incredible impact in the lives of Canadians living with MS from coast to coast,” said Yves Savoie, president and CEO of the MS Society of Canada in a press release. On Aug. 23 Alberta and the Northwest Territories
were in the lead with $233,750 dollars raised. Next was Ontario with $155,027; British Columbia and the Yukon,
$116,104; Atlantic, $81,214; Quebec, $67,742; Manitoba, $38,534 and Saskatchewan with $23,101.
A&W staff member Daniel Johnson hands a drink to Elmer Wilkie in his 1934 Ford three window coup at the A&W fundraiser Aug. 22. Money was being raised for the company’s annual Cruisin’ for a Cause fundraiser benefiting multiple sclerosis research. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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Youth centre volunteer hopes for financial touchdown By Amelia Naismith
Left to right: Shirley Paul, Judy Sweet, Shawney Wiancko, Ashley Van Oene and Sherry McKinnon, of Rexall, man the heavily laden table to gift baskets and the chili station. The chili was $5 and each basket could be entered in a draw for another $5. The proceeds are returned to the community and many of the charities and organizations the Rexall Foundation Supports. Photo by Amelia Naismith
Rexall re-energizes charity fundraiser By Amelia Naismith Trying to outdo themselves, the staff of Ponoka’s Rexall Pharmacy, along with the community, threw their efforts into another Rexall Foundation Day fundraiser, Aug. 21. “We’re trying to do more than we’ve done in the past,” said manager Sherry McKinnon. The event included a chili lunch for $5, gift bags and large gift baskets given away in a donation draw. “Every cent we collect from those bags goes to the Rexall Foundation,” said McKinnon. This year there was also a bottle drive to help increase the proceeds from the day. The Rexall Foundation has being fundraising for more than a decade but has revamped their efforts for
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those in need. “We started really going hard for the fundraising five years ago,” said McKinnon. The Rexall Foundation is also hosting a competition between the stores and will match the proceeds of the store that raised the most. If Ponoka’s Rexall is able to meet their $15,000 goal the store will be given additional bonuses to give back to charities within the community, says employee Shawney Wiancko. The organization was created in 2002 and since then has increased Rexall’s support in the communities they serve was well as contributing to several charities, including the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Cancer Society the Canadian Red Cross and hospitals across the country.
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After being told by his doctor to make a career change, a Ponoka man is returning to his passion and helping the Ponoka Youth Centre any way he can. Shane Kinniburgh has been volunteering the youth centre for the past three months and a month ago received a phone call from the Scotiabank Game Changers program, asking him to make a profile. “I thought about it for a second, I was like, really?” said Kinniburgh, astounded. He believes being nominated and receiving the call was a blessing for the centre. “The youth centre needs as much help as it can get.” Kinniburgh has a hunch he was nominated by one of his friends and rival football fan but no one is owning up. “I would like to find out . . . I just want to say thank you.” The program promotes charities and helps organizations across Canada, and because Kinniburgh has involved the youth centre, Game Changers could also expose Ponoka youths to more funds and opportunities.
Kinniburgh has told his friends about his profile and has posted it on Facebook, and he’s urging as many people to visit his profile at https:// www.scotiabankgamechangers.com/ to vote. ‘The more votes we get the better.” Kinniburgh is also putting in his intern hours with Youth Unlimited, a program he’ll continue to work with into next year as he attends Ambrose University College in Calgary and further explores youth ministry. Kinniburgh spent many years in Camrose making an impact; showing troubled teens it takes only one positive force for them to turn their life around. “I love working with youth. I’ve been there and done everything they’ve done.” The Game Changers program, in conjunction with participating CFL teams, awards leading nominees with $1,000 towards their organization at each team’s home game over the season. At their team’s last home game the winning nominee will receive another $25,000 and a VIP trip to see the 101st Grey Cup in Regina.
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The beef with lab-grown beef Submitted by Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
which have clear implications for environmental sustainability. Improvements in feed efficiency and shortening the required number of days needed to finish fed cattle reduces the amount of methane and manure produced and resources used per pound of beef. Improvements in forage and grassland productivity lead to several environmental benefits, including increased carbon sequestration, improved wildlife habitat, contributes to biodiversity, helps maintain healthy watersheds, and reduces soil erosion To quantify the environmental benefits of cattle production, research in the proposed second Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster, a partnership through the BCRC and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will examine the environmental footprint of the Canadian beef industry. In the livestock business, good commerce includes good animal welfare. Cattle producers care for their animals every day, and that care shows up in the great taste of our product. The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle, which governs areas including pain management, has recently undergone an updating process through the National Farm Animal Care Council. The code uses valid, science-based procedures that have been vetted by a council of experts. The CCA would like consumers to know they have many reasons to continue to feel good about eating beef. North America’s cattle industry has
It’s hard to beat the enticing aroma of beef sizzling on the barbecue and the satisfaction of eating a perfectly cooked burger or steak. So when the news articles appeared over the August long weekend on the cooking and tasting of the world’s first lab-grown beef burger, developed at Maastricht University in the Netherlands over a five-year period and at a cost of more than $300,000, the reaction was predictable. Online readers found the idea of eating labgrown beef distasteful at best. Paired with beef consumption data from Statistics Canada that shows per capita beef and total meat consumption rose in 2012, and Health Canada’s recommending beef as a great first food for infants at six months of age, all indications are that this latest project of the anti-animal agriculture crowd is headed for an uphill battle in the court of public opinion. It makes no sense to devote significant funds and resources to creating a hamburger in a lab when consumers already have a ready supply of affordable, delicious and nutrient-rich ground beef available at the supermarket. When it comes to the great taste of beef there is no comparison — particularly if the choice is between beef harvested from sustainably raised animals, or threads of protein grown in a petri dish. The lab-grown meat in this particular project is touted by its promoters as the way to ‘help feed the world and fight climate change’ and as a way to mitigate animal welfare concerns. The project is funded by Google cofounder Sergey Brin, who said he was motivated by a concern for animal welfare. It is also supported by PETA. What’s missing from this premise is the sustainability efforts of producers and the industry as a whole to ensure the industry will be able to meet the needs of a growing global demand for protein responsibly. CCA Ponoka Rec. Hockey is a hockey program designed to allow all belongs to a number of kids the opportunity to enjoy no contact hockey without the groups with a sustaintime and ﬁnancial commitment of other hockey programs. Our ability focus including teams practice once per week with games and or additional the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and practices one or two Saturdays per month. We travel to has spearheaded a Cagames in local communities only (Rimbey, Bentley, Sylvan nadian Roundtable for Lake, Winﬁeld) with the emphasis being on team play, skill Sustainable Beef. development, and enjoyment of the game. Environmentally, socially and economiOur age groups and practice times are as follows: cally sustainable beef production is a key pillar 5-7 year olds - Saturday 3:45 - 5:00 pm (1 or 2 games per season) of the Beef Cattle Re8-10 year olds - Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 pm (6 to 8 games per season) search Council (BCRC). Research funded by 11-13 year olds - Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 pm (8 to 10 games per season) the BCRC has led to improvements in pro14-17 year olds - Friday 7:30 - 9:00 pm (8 to 10 games per season) ductivity and efficiency, Please note that these age groups are guidelines only, and children may be placed diﬀerently to allow for maximum enjoyment, safety, and skill development. Even children who have never skated before can have success in this program.
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Fees are $165 for 5-7 years olds and $195 for all other age groups. To register, please visit our booth at the Kinsmen Community Centre on September 4, 2013. For more information, or to register now, contact Scott Stiles at 403.783.3322, or visit our website at ponokarechockey.ca. “To play the game is good, to win is better, but to love the game is best of all” - Author Unknown
been successful in creating more high quality protein with fewer resources. Improvements achieved between 1977 and 2007 means that modern beef production uses 33 per cent less land, 12 per cent less water, 19 per cent less feed and nine per cent less fossil fuel energy than equivalent beef production in 1977. Cattle producers are long-time partners with the environment — many are second, third and fourth generation families — and work to
conserve wildlife and its habitat. Raising beef cattle provides jobs that sustain rural communities, uses unproductive land to produce a highly nutritious food product for the human diet, and protects habitat and wildlife. Well-managed cattle operations deliver ecosystem services that benefit the environment and society as a whole. These are just some of the real-life benefits of sustainable beef production that lab-grown beef can’t match.
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FALL REGISTRATION INFORMATION Regular Hockey Season Registration will be accepted on Wednesday, September 4 at Mass Registration. Goalie Skill Development – To be announced Ivan Christenson Skill Development – Not offered this year Conditioning Camp – To be announced Female Hockey program – Registrations are still being accepted for the Female Hockey Program. Once again PMHA is joining Lacombe Minor Hockey to have a Female hockey program for Atom to Midget aged players. For further details contact Laurie at 403-783-1375. Forms – Please note that all forms will be available on the website prior to registration at www.ponokaminorhockey.ca Interested in Refereeing? Please note that you may sign up for refereeing on registration night. The Referee clinic is being held on September 21 and 22. There is a minimal fee associated with the registration for Level l I referees (up to 16 years of age) and Level II referees. Ponoka Minor Hockey presents CIS Female Hockey U of A Pandas vs. U of C Dino’s Sept. 20 • 7:30 • $5.00 per person Tickets will be available at the Mass Registration night Sept. 4 or call 403-783-3381
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Ritz challenges 4-H youth help feed hungry planet Canada’s next generation of farmers and producers will benefit from continued support from the federal government. At the Global 4-H Youth Agriculture Summit, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz re-affirmed the commitment to developing Canada’s future agriculture and food leaders by announcing an investment of up to $5.17 million in 4-H Canada initiatives over the next five years. “With their new ideas, fresh perspectives and optimism, youth leaders and young farmers are key to achieving
global food security,” said Ritz. “Our government is proud to support 4-H Canada as it continues to inspire Canadian youth to achieve their potential and to become tomorrow’s community and business leaders.” Ritz officially opened the Feeding a Hungry Planet summit, co-sponsored by 4-H Canada, Agriculture and AgriFood Canada and Bayer CropScience, which brings together youth from up to twenty countries to share solutions to strengthen food security. 4-H Canada, in its 100th anniversa-
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ry celebrations this year, will use the federal funding to further its Embrace the Future initiative, aimed at growing membership in rural areas, introducing 4-H programs in urban and suburban areas, and strengthening the 4-H experience nation-wide. Ritz told the summit participants that they were gathering at a time of tremendous optimism about the future of agriculture, with growing global demand for safe, high-quality, environmentally-friendly food. “As never before, the world is looking to young agricultural producers to strengthen food security both in your countries and around the world,” Ritz added, noting that innovation and science-based
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Alberta farmers open doors to consumers By Amelia Naismith Farmers across the province have opened their doors to further educate consumers on the private and sometimes misconceived world of food production. Alberta Open Farm Day’s took place Aug. 24 and 25 and 41 farming operations in northern, central and southern Alberta participated. Although Open Farm Days began in the Maritime provinces almost 10 years ago and progressed west, this is Alberta’s first year hosting
the event. The Bos Farm and Rock ridge Dairy Ltd., a family farm and dairy processing plant near Ponoka, received a phone call form Alberta Tourism several months ago inviting them to partake in the event. Owner and operator Cherylynn Bos says because it’s Alberta’s first year, it’s too early to predict the effects Open Farm Days will have on the province as a whole, but to smaller operations like the Bos Farm being given the opportunity to meet
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Open Farm Days helps protect consumer health Bos ran into problems with a Ponoka Continued from page 20 However, he realizes Alberta’s processing company, which went farms are spread throughout the bankrupt four years later. province, making the event harder to After working with another proorchestrate. cesser that eventually retired, they Mr. Bos says provinces such as began processing the milk themselves. British Columbia, where many farms Much of their product was beare located in the dense Frasier Val- ing sold in Vancouver, Ontario and ley area, will have an easier time will Quebec, and they wanted to sell more events such as Open Farm Days. locally. However, Laura Siebenga, who In February, Mrs. Bos and Mr. Bos owns Brown Eggs and Lamb with hus- developed and released Rock Ridge band Cal, believes now is a good time Ltd. dairy products for select Calgary, for Alberta Tourism to begin Open Edmonton, St. Albert, Stony Plain and Farm Days. “I think the interest has Red Deer retailers. grown to where people are ready for “Usually when people come out it.” here and see what we do they buy my The process of re-introducing peo- products,” explained Mr. Bos. “It’s an ple to their food and educating them on opportunity to get people out here. I where it comes from needs to be done can’t bring the farm to the city.” in baby steps to accommodate both the Mrs. Siebenga, along with giving public and the farmers, says Siebenga. tours of her small farm, had Cilantro “I think it’s a process for farmers and Chive, a Ponoka restaurant serving to realize what they have is special,” her lamb, come out to serve visitors to she said. the farm. The process is necessary for imShe showed throngs of delighted proved health of consumers. “It’s an children and their parents her pigs, education and anytime we educate sheep and close to 300 chickens, the ourselves we’re preventing abuse of maximum a farm can own in Alberta uninformed people,” said Mrs. Sieben- without having to purchase a quota for ga. the fowl. Her only qualm with the event was The single wheat field and custhe lack of a fee for the open house tom farm machinery designed by Mr. tours; she didn’t think they should be Siebenga where also on display. “One free. “I don’t want you to think I’m of the things about farming these days only in it for the money but we’re is you have to be resourceful,” said trying to educate people that it costs Mrs. Siebenga, referring to the farm’s money to produce food.” homemade grain bin. Mrs. Siebenga wants the public to One of Maria Sanford and her remember that organic and the health- mother, Christina’s, favourite spots ier practices of smaller operations, leading to higher quality products, Jane Wierzba cost more. 403-358-8770 real estate central alberta Aug. 24 was a day Buying or Selling, 6000 • 48 Ave, Ponoka of culinary events for call Jane! the farms, and Aug. 25 was the free, open house Seller Says Sell event. The Bos family NEW PRICE opened their milk and cheese processing plant and barn for guided tours and an in-depth look at the plant and the lifestyle involved with running it. “Any small artisan - Custom built 2508 sq ft on .85 acres - Back drive provides easy access to home - 4 bdrms & 4 bath executive home plant like ours, you’re - All the extras & fully ﬁnished on all levels really doing a lot of lift$ - Professionally landscaped front & back 459,900 ing every day,” said Mrs. Bos. While larger operations are more LISA SMITH automated, the Bos famAssociate real estate central alberta ily spends much of their 403-704-0646 6000 - 48 Ave., Ponoka time in their dairy processing plant manually SOLID BUNGALOW, FANTASTIC LOT! cutting large loaves of cheese or hauling cheese • Well built clothes. Mr. Bos also bungalow, 800 sq ft does his own welding • 3 bedroom, 1.5 for the machinery used. baths The Bos family has • Large fully fenced owned goats for the past lot 15 years and began pro• Double Garage cessing goat and organic • Excellent starter or cow milk for other oprevenue property erations six years ago. Six months after Book your showing today! purchasing their goat Call Lisa herd, Mrs. Bos and Mr.
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Christina said. Those interested in Open Farm Days, and advancing their knowledge of food production milked the event for its worth, and many who stopped at Brown Eggs and Lamb also had the Bos family farm on their itinerary.
Cherylynn Bos explains to a group of visitors about the many machines and tanks used in her and her husband’s milk and cheese processing plant. Photo by Amelia Naismith
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Our friendly and concerned neighbourhood service providers and merchants have joined together to bring you these important safety tips. Have a happy, healthy and safe school year!
ALWAYS use the sidewalk when walking to and from school. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
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INTEGRA TIRE JAYWALKING is dangerous. Cross the street at crosswalks.
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Tools for School builds brighter future By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Sending kids back to school can be an exciting time but costs for supplies and fees can be a burden too large for some families. To tackle the issue, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has for more than 10 years provided a full set of school supplies to students from kindergarten to Grade 12. Emma Curran, program co-ordinator, says Tools for School has received a large amount of school supplies, including backpacks and she has been putting everything together. She tries to match up the right bag and supplies for the appropriate age and gender and looks forward to getting supplies into kids’ hands. “We try to accommodate that to play to their interests,” said Curran. Coin jars and drop boxes have been placed in different spots where supplies were sold but she also has received large donations from companies such as Extra Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart. “They have really stepped up to the plate with this.” Despite a large need at the begin-
ning of the term, Curran gets requests for supplies throughout the year. She suggests anyone who needs supplies for their students to call 403-783-4462 as they have a large supply of materials. “People have been very, very generous,” she added. The only items FCSS cannot supply are the scientific calculators many students need in high school and gym clothes but USB memory sticks are provided. “Whatever’s on the school list, we provide. It really is a great program,” said Curran. Her goal is to reduce the pressure on parents, as they also have to pay school fees and buy new clothing. She has also introduced a new promotion to get kids excited about learning, it’s called Back-to-School Kickoff. Gift certificates from Ponoka businesses have been donated and kids are encouraged to enter their name into a draw box at the Ponoka Youth Centre. Lucky winners will receive a gift certificate or gift from a store to help them get the necessary items for school. Contact Ponoka FCSS at 403-7834462.
Emma Curran, program co-ordinator with FCSS, is looking for kids who need school supplies. Tools for School is a program from FCSS designed to help families who cannot afford supplies for the upcoming school year. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Jr. High (Gr 7-9) Students attend all day Sr. High (Gr 10-12) Students start at 1 pm
New students wishing to register at Ponoka Secondary Campus are welcome to attend at the school during the week of Wednesday, August 28th through to Friday, August 30th between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You must bring your Birth Certificate, Report Card for 2012/13 and Attendance Records for registration purposes. Students received their 2013/2014 Timetable in June and all timetable changes were to have been completed by the end of June. However, any further adjustments will be considered under special circumstances and you may contact the office at (403) 783-4411 (ext 5438) for an appointment with Mrs. Fessler, Academic Advisor to discuss timetable options.
65-year reunion: In early August the 1948 class of the Red Brick School held a 65th school reunion. Back row, felt to right: Harold Gordanier, Ron Mayled, Dr. John Graham and Don MacLeod. Front row, left to right: Evelyn Rodney (Harris), Bertha Courser (Santee) Verna Raycraft (Cerveny), Jessie Vieaux (Curtis) and Lois Stefansson (Liddell). Missing from the photo but attended the reunion: Bert Swanson, Elaine Janigan (Dittberner) and Joyce Hagemann The Ponoka Outreach School will begin accepting (Bednar). Unable to registrations for the 2013-14 school year on attend from the Class Tuesday, September 3, 2013. of 1948: Pearl James (Raycraft), Barbara Paterson (Hinkley), Call to make an appointment Roy Vold, Jean Sparks (Gordon) and June by contacting the school at Whitman (Kroening).
Ponoka Outreach School
School Fees are due and payable at the end of September (Semester 1) and again at the end of February (Semester 2). Fees can be paid using cash, cheque, debit, VISA/Mastercard or Online. A payment plan is available. Please note: course fees will not be refunded if a student drops a course after 3 weeks. Register for online payments by going to our website: https://wolfcreek.schoolcashonline.com/ Grades 7 – 9 Instruction Material Fee $77 Student Council Fee $10 Communications Fee $5 Locker Fee $5 Yearbook $35 Option Fee $30 Jr. High Phys. Ed $30
Grades 10 – 12 Instructional Material Fee $90 Student Council Fee $10 Communications Fee $5 Locker Fee $5 Yearbook $35 Grad Fee $50 (Grade 12 only) Course fees additional
For more information regarding upcoming programs at Ponoka Secondary Campus and student supply lists (Gr 7-9), please refer to our website: http://psc.wolfcreek.ab.ca/. High School (Gr 10 – 12) students will be advised on the first day of classes what school supplies will be required. September Important dates: Monday, September 9th Jr. High (Gr. 7-9) Parent Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 10th SmartPhotography Picture Day
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Childcare options available for working Ponoka parents By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Parents have some options available to them when it comes to early childcare in Ponoka. The Ponoka Child Care Centre is opening its doors Sept. 3 for children aged 12 months to kindergarten age. Shannon McArthur, owner and program director, wanted to give parents with an option of full-time day care as there is none in Ponoka. The day-care centre is on the lower level of the Word of Life Church but is a separate space from the church. Her goal is to provide care and learning to kids before they are ready to go into elementary school. “To me what’s important is the overall development of the child.” McArthur feels her teaching background is an important tool to work with children and meet provincial standards of care. “This is a space dedicated to children,” McArthur added. Creating a lasting impression on the children is what she looks forward to most of all. Right now the centre is offering full-time care for children; special rates are available to kindergarten students and if parents require part-time care, McArthur will consider the option. “We work on the idea of guaranteed care,” she said. “We always have a spot for you.” She is taking applications from staff and has hired her sister-in-law Heather McArthur to work with the centre. Heather has six years experience as an education assistant and McArthur has been teaching between children for the last 10 years. “We’re definitely focused on the milestones of children…That’s definitely important to me as a teacher,” she explained. The daycare is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For those interested in finding out more, an open house is set for Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or call 403-704-0166. Home care available for children Another licensed business parents can get home care is with Little Treasures Family Day Home. The company has been in business for 20 years, giving parents a place for their children. Providers are available before and after school and on weekends to allow parents a chance to
drop their children off, says co-ordinator Crystal Ahtila. Little Treasures has 12 caregivers who are able to meet parents’ needs. “We place them (children) with appropriate providers,” said Ahtila. As an accredited business able to provide childcare, providers must be able to offer multicultural programs for children and meet their development needs. Care is usually provided in caregivers’ homes “These girls work pretty hard to get accreditation.” Each of the 12 providers is trained in basic first aid, and two are certified as childcare supervisors. Four others are working to become certified as child development workers. These provincial requirements are a way of guaranteeing proper childcare, said Ahtila. “A lot of parents enjoy knowing that security is there.” “It’s a family environment,” she added. Providers must also undergo a criminal check. A place to be after school The Ponoka Youth Centre offers after school care for children aged five to 11 years and also the School’s Out Days program starts Sept. 3; the centre provides activities for parents’ children when there is no school owing to professional development days. “It’s a place that kids can go. They can have fun and meet new kids,” says Morgen Chernick, program director for the youth centre. There are also programs for teens aged 12 to 17 or Grades 7 to 12. There is a teen drop-in Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 10 p.m. giving youths a place to have fun. “It’s a safe, supportive, supervised environment,” said Chernick. The goal is to give kids a chance also to build social skills. “We have programs for kids kindergarten to Grade 12,” For more information on other youth programs offered check out the centre’s website: http://www.ponokayouthcentre.com/. All three centres are licenced and accredited by the provincial government and all offer government subsidies for eligible families.
Shannon McArthur, owner and program director of Ponoka Child Care Centre gives a sneak peak of the daycare before its official opening date of Sept. 3. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka Elementary School Accepting registrations for Play Academy to Gr. 6 Proof of residency in the Ponoka area and copy of Birth Certificate to be provided at the time of registration
August Office Hours Tuesday August 27, 2013, Thursday August 29, 2013 and Friday August 30, 2013
Thank You for Your Generosity! The response from the community was fantastic! Thank you to all the many willing individuals who supported the program this year. Quality supplies were donated and funds raised; many students will be better prepared for school because of you... Local businesses and groups also participated as donors and drop--off locations: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall Drugs, Tangles, Extra Foods, Dairy Queen, Ponoka Foods, Ponoka Bookstore, The Town of Ponoka, Central Ofﬁce Supplies, Neighborhood, Bruce’s True Value and faithful anonymous supporters.
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Class lists will be posted in the foyer of the Pink Building on Friday August 30, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
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Teaching cadavers Continued from page 4 On the appointed day, many members of the cadavers’ families gather for their interment in a cemetery; a small grave prepared for each small urn. The students who have related to the cadavers all year also attend, now knowing the family name of their particular cadaver. Each time I conducted the service I watched young med students grieve, weeping, for the departure of “their” cadaver. After the conclusion of the service, most student groups seek out the family members of their cadaver, and there are a few moments, sometimes a long conversation, as families learn how their Dad or Mom, their aunt or nephew assisted the young doctors in their critical learning about the human body. Sometimes family members would share anecdotes about their loved one that helped the students “know” their cadaver more as a person. Some of the exchanges produced great hilarity between students and families. They students discover that “Charlie” had a deformed knee because he insisted on playing baseball with a cracked kneecap, or that “Mildred’s” broken shoulder, poorly healed, came as a result of a wrestling match with her brother neither of them was willing to tell their parents about. On more than one occasion, I saw young medical students rapidly absorbed into the human family of their cadaver” as they came to know him/her better as a part of a family group. Much of medical education is science based, giving our doctors a keen awareness of the science of their profession. Anatomy 1, at its conclusion, puts squarely in the young doctors eyes, the humanity of the man or woman who has been their anatomy “teacher” through the year. If you have never thought of what your final wish is for your remains, one really good option is the University of Alberta (or Calgary) medical school. Any of us could become a teacher in that way.
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By Amelia Naismith In a flurry of hooves and hats, the best barrel racers and horses flocked to Ponoka for the Alberta Barrel Racing Association (ABRA) Finals, Aug. 21 to 25. During 13-hour race days 901 barrel racers whipped themselves through the tight cloverleaf pattern in hopes of taking home a piece of the $134,900 prize pot and 11 saddles up for grabs. This is the second year the finals have been held in Ponoka at the Calnash Ag Event Centre and president Lana Bohnet loves the flow the new location lends to the competition. With the larger arena, a holding pen can accommodate up to five riders on deck. “Usually you can’t see anything until you’re coming down the alley,” Bohnet explained. “They can see, ‘Oh, there’s a barrel down in the arena I have to wait.’ It helps everybody.” Between the 13 ABRA districts close to 150 volunteers, including the 20 board members, were brought on to make sure the finals ran smoothly. “There’s good ground, good horses, good riders and good co-operation,” said Bohnet. While the number of competitors is close to last year’s competition, 50 more youth racers attended this year. “We’re thrilled about getting more youth,” said Bohnet. Charley Willoughby, 14, of Camrose and Shaylene Lawson, 9, of Halkirk, competed in the youth division.
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Racing finalists flood Ponoka Willoughby’s been attending the ARBA finals since her days in the pee wee division and she’s been riding her whole life. “I went to a rodeo the day after I was born.” Her mother is a barrel racer and her father competes in roping events. Lawson’s stepfather is also a roper and this was her first year riding in the finals. Her biggest fear came from the speeds the horse can get up to and how quickly they can stumble — and the other competitors. “How fast they can run and this is only my first year.” But getting to work with the horses and her excitement for the sport keeps Lawson in the saddle. “It’s the adrenaline rush you get before you run,” explained Willoughby. Despite her nerves, Lawson saw her run improve over the course of the finals. During her first run she found her horse wanting to turn before it had reached the far side of the barrel. “I just really had to use my inside foot and hand to keep him off of it.” Willoughby felt both her runs went well but once she lost her stirrup and had to neck rein her horse through the rest of the pattern. Although she has been attending the ABRA finals for years, Willoughby also gets nervous. “I just don’t want to screw up,” she said, which to her means not running to the best of her ability. Both girls compete year-round throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Shaylene Lawson brushes Coon, one of her two barrel racing horses.
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Layne MacKay, owner of Prickly Pear Casa, set up shop as one of the many vendors at the Alberta Barrel Racing finals. MacKay and her onPhotos by Amelia Naismith line shop are based out of Claresholm.
Loralee Bennett knocks over a barrel and gives herself a no time.
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Alberta Barrel Racing Association finals results Open Average: Sonda Marks, Average time – 34.871 Lisa Zachoda, Average time – 34.958 Judy Veer, Average time – 34.967 Seniors: Judy Veer, Average time – 34.967 Maria Butterfield, Average time – 35.415 Janice Waltze, Average time – 35.441 Futurity: Rene Leclercq, Average time – 35.363 Rayel Little, Average time – 35.849 Sierra Shields, Average time – 35.884 Derby: Wendy Playfair, Average time – 35.717 Bailey Whyte, Average time – 35.755
Kim Gerwatoski, Average time – 36.14 Youth Average: Valerie Frey, Average time – 34.873 Reena Robinson, Average time – 35.476 Kolby Antoniuk, Average time – 35.552 Youth High Point Valerie Frey, Total points – 100 Shania Kpopinske, Total points – 95
Jillian Ranks, Total points – 87 Pee Wee Division 1: Kirstin Haeberle, Run time – 18.517 Macey-Ann Marcoux, Run time – 19.031 Logan Beebe, Run time – 20.382 Pee Wee Division 2: Hannah Anderson, Run time –
24.123 Denton Burns, Run time – 24.16 Tegan Poitras, Run time – 24.42 Pee Wee Division 3: Lexyss Mallard, Run time – 29.499 Trace Lizotle, Run time – 31.988 Keera Prutton, Run time – 32.014
Tees Rodeo results The 38th annual Tees Rodeo took place Aug. 2 to 4 and each event produced quality rides, with many competitors earning points toward their year-end totals. Bareback: Garrett Dunn (Score – 131, Points – 60) Saddlebronc: Ron Boston (Score – 68, Points – 60) Jared Hart (Score – 67, Points – 50) Kyle Nobel (Score – 62, Points – 40) Bull Riding: Hugh Hughes (Score – 71, Points – 60) Jacob Stahl (Score – 66, Points 50) 13-15 Steers: Logan Elder (Score – 74, Points – 60) Melina Arthur uses her whole body to prepare Jake Plotts (Score – 73, Points – 50) for a tight turn, hoping to shave points of a secDawson Shannon (Score – 69, Points – 40) ond off her time during the Alberta Barrel Rac7-12 Steers: ing Association finals, Aug. 21 to 25. Dylan Conners (Score – 70, Points – 60) Jake Tebb (Score – 68, Points – 50) JW Hart (Score – 66, Points – 40) Tie Down Roping: Josh Carothers (Time – 10.97, Points – 60) Shane Smith (Time – 11.82, Points – 50) FISHING LICENSES Keith Oram (Time – 12.88, Points – 40) & LIVE BAIT Team Roping: Duane Robbing and Gary Fecho (Time – 6.4, Points AVAILABLE – 60) Rod Warren and Glen Lauweryssen (Time – 8.72, Points – 50) Steve Maddox and Wade Meston (Time – 8.73, Points 40) 4804-50 St. 403-783-3082 13-15 Breakaway Roping: www.truhardware.ca Shane Smith (Time – 2.57, Points – 60) Lucas Brown (Time – 4.58, Points – 50) 7-12 Breakaway Roping: Stran Pollitt (Time – 3.14, Points – 60) Olivia Block (Time – 3.45, Points – 50) Anna Lauweryssen (Time – 3.87, Points – 40) Ladies’ Barrel Racing: Morgan Chodzicki September 7th & 8th, 2013 (Time – 16.52, Points – 60) Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex Christine Miller 4310 54th Street, Ponoka. (Time – 16.621, Points – 50) Heather Cutter (Time Camp registration: 10 :00 a.m. to Noon on September 7th – 16.839, Points – 40) with first ice time commencing at 1:00 p.m. 13-15 Barrel Racing: Morgan Chodzicki All team fees must be paid prior to the try out. Details are as follows: (Time – 16.761, Points – - Tryout Fee: $100 non-refundable 60) - Team Fee: $500. Team Fees can be paid by two (2) post dated checks dated Blayde Melaney Sept. 30th, 2013 and Oct. 30th, 2013 respectively in the amount of $250 each. (Time – 17.03, Points – 50) - All cheques must be attached to the completed registration form. In the event you Chayenne Deley are unsuccessful in making the Club, all post-dated cheques will be returned to you. (Time – 17.209, Points – Please ensure you have all required documents with you at the time of tryouts. 40) For more information email email@example.com 7-12 Barrel Racing: Lacey Burrage (Time – 17.357, Points – 60) Coaching Position Alexi Buffalo (Time – Ponoka Stampeders Jr. B Hockey Club is currently looking for an Assistant 17.633, Points – 50) Coach to join our coaching staff for the 2013 – 2014 Season. Bobbi Henderson (Time – 17.674, Points – Interested candidates can email their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 40)
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Not even one per cent of the riders at the finals were male, yet Chad Muldoon sits tall in the saddle and makes a clean run on Blazin Jet Ro Pie. Photos by Amelia Naismith
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Fitness couple looking to get people in good shape A regular workout routine promotes a healthy lifestyle and healthy individuals. The goal of fitness buffs Thomas and Clarissa Lehmann is to get people fit and healthy. To tackle this the Lehmann’s started Ponoka Fit Club last year and they have been coaching exercise buffs every Wednesday at the Word of Life Church. The Lehmanns are coaches with a home fitness program called Team Beachbody, which became available in Canada only last year.
“We were determined to be in good shape,” says Mrs. Lehmann. She is a holistic nutritionist and Mr. Lehmann is a paramedic and they both have dealt with people who have health issues because of a lifestyle choice. Mrs. Lehmann feels everybody has the choice to eat and exercise but they can also choose to eat unhealthy foods. She believes with better knowledge people can make informed decisions to stay healthy. The Beachbody program is something both have benefitted from. “It provides the tools, it provides the education and it provides the support,” explained Mr. Lehmann. The fit club is free to participants with the option to buy supplements and meal replacement products. Competitions for those losing weight are also available with cash prizes. Beachbody awards a $500 prize everyday, a $1,000 prize every month, a quarterly prize of $5,000 and one grand prize of $200,000 every year. Mrs. Lehmann has been able to tone her muscles and increase her body strength over the last year; she used to be able to do two pushups at a time and now
does more than 20. In September Ponoka Fit Club will start at 6:30 p.m. and the Lehmanns work with each person to find the right fitness program. There are many different workouts from 10 minutes a day to one hour per day depending on the skill level. Some programs offer cardio work and some offer tai chi. “Everyone should have the opportunity to exercise,” explained Mrs.
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Kent Nornberg July 30,1956 - August 12, 2013
Richard Stebner Richard was born on July 3, 1929 and passed away peacefully at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre on August 12, 2013 after a lengthy illness, at the age of 84. Richard is survived by his daughter Sharon Prediger, granddaughter Jennifer Heidt (Ryan) and great-grandchildren Logan and Labrie, grandson Allan Prediger (Marcie) and great-grandchildren Madden and Cade, and grandson Darren Prediger (Alyssa) and great-grandchildren Braden and Taylor; his son-in-law Lyle Giesbrecht (Rose Ryan), grandson Jason Giesbrecht (Amanda) and great-grandchildren Katelyn and James, and grandson Chad Giesbrecht (Michelle) and great-grandchildren Renae and Brooklyn; his son Gerald Stebner (Paulene), grandson Shaun Splett, granddaughter Rose Nicholson (Peter Waldner) and great-grandchildren Avery and Hunter, and grandson Dustin Stebner (Shalaine Hancik); his son Dwight Stebner; and his son Randy Stebner and granddaughter Kamryn. He is also survived by one brother, Eugene (Jean) Stebner of Red Deer. Richard was predeceased by his parents Reinhold and Olga Stebner, his daughter Linda Marie Giesbrecht and his son-in-law Jack Prediger. A Memorial Service to commemorate his life was held at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th with the Interment Service following at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or the Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society. Richard’s children would like to express their deepest appreciation and gratitude to all family and friends for the love and support extended in his passing. The heartfelt gifts of phone calls, cards, beautiful flowers,† and donations to the Wheelchair Van Society and Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund were a source of comfort. Thank you to Marlon Wombold for the compassionate guidance at a difficult time. Thank you, Pastor Tim Graff, for conducting the memorial service. Thank you, Sharon at the Raspberry Patch, for providing the delicious lunch. A special thank you to Dr. Chan and the staff at the Ponoka Auxiliary Hospital for the care provided to Dad. Your thoughtful actions are very much appreciated. Please know that your kind consideration during this difficult time has meant a lot to his family. May God Bless You All! Forever Grateful: Randy and family, Dwight, Gerald and Paulene and family, Lyle and family, Sharon and family. To express condolences to Richard’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted to PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
Kent passed away suddenly at his home in Dawson Creek on August 12, 2013.
The Griffiths twins,
Don and Doris, who were born at home, about 14 miles S.E. of Ponoka, recently celebrated their 85th Birthday with their sisters Lorraine, Treva, and June, and various other families at a family reunion held at the Moose Hall in Ponoka.
He leaves to mourn his wife Sherry, his three brothers, Morris (Red Deer), Neil (Dawson Creek), Brent (Claresholm) and two sisters, Hanne Andersen (White Rock, BC), Inger Laing (Ponoka) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kent was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Paul. Kent was born in Calgary and moved with his family to the Homeglen area in 1961. He attended school at Crestomere and later high school at Ponoka Composite. Upon graduation he spent a few years working locally and then decided to move to Calgary. There he met and married Sherry and together they decided to move to Dawson Creek, B.C. He loved the great outdoors. At Kent’s request there will not be a service.
Congratulations to you both on this important day in your lives!
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Congratulations April Scovoranski for the successful completion of her Bachelor of Science Degree program in Nursing through the University of Alberta. April is currently working at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. We wish her continued success, and are all very proud!
we would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Bunting and clinic staff, to Sandy Woodfin, Community Health Centre, and to FCSS and home support workers, especially Joyce, Becky and Colton, for the excellent care and compassion over many years. Thanks to the community, friends and family for the many condolences, cards, beautiful flowers, great food, phone calls, generous donations and offers of help. All were greatly appreciated. Also thanks to Ron at Ponoka Funeral Home, Bob & Debbie Hepp, and Ponoka Drop In Centre. We have a great caring community. Thank you,
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“The Bowies” wish to thank our families, friends and neighbours for helping us celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the family farm. We would like to especially thank Charlie Cutford for presenting the history of the farm, Dick Cameron for the bagpipe music, and Ponoka County for the commemorative gate sign. Many thanks to all for making it such an enjoyable weekend.
Thank you to all my friends for the many phone calls, cards, prayers and well wishes since my illness. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. ~Gawney Hinkley
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LOST BICHON SHITZU! Could have been picked up from along hwy 2, NE of Linn Valley. Went missing the morning of the 22nd. Kira is black and white, 15 lbs, has a tattoo in her ear, very friendly & med. length hair. If anyone sees her or has her please please call 403-357-9748 or 403-391-3221. She has a medical condition that needs attention and we’re offering a huge reward.
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SORE BACK? The Treatment and Prevention of Back Pain With Certiﬁed Exercise Physiologist Heather Mielke 6 week course Start Date: September 10 Time: Tuesdays 12pm-1pm You will be given a detailed home exercise program and program handouts Cost: $5/class (+$40 foam roller required) 2nd session starts October 22,
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Monday night meetings at the Anglican Church Ponoka 8:30 p.m. Phone 403-783-0719 for info.
BONE STRONG – The Management and Prevention of Osteoporosis 6 week course Start Date: September 10 Time: Tuesdays 11am-12pm 2nd Session starts October 22 For more information or to register for these classes please call 403-782-5561. Classes held at Got 2 Dance Studio, Ponoka Both of these classes are oﬀered in partnership with the Wolf Creek Primary Care Network
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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: email@example.com No phone calls please.
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WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444 Fax 780-842-6581.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com Start your career! See Help Wanted
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Sales & Distributors
OUTSIDE SALES PERSON for NAPA Store in Three Hills, Alberta. Automotive parts/service knowledge required and sales experience is valuable. Resume to: email@example.com.
It’s simple to run a Garage Sale Ad in the Classified section and make quick cash. Phone Classifieds 1-877-223-3311.
MARKETING ASSISTANT Established Financial Services business in Wetaskiwin has a full time opening in administration and marketing support. Preferred Skills: • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computers and software • Organized and attention to detail • Must be able to become life and mutual fund licensed • Quality and confidential client relations skills • Post secondary degree or diploma To apply please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
F/T Mechanic to service small and medium size equipment. Experience necessary. Email resume to: email@example.com or fax to: 403-742-8777
CJ Enterprises 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ARROW ARC WELDING is looking for WELDING APPRENTICE LOCATED BY Gull Lake. Phone Brian 403-318-6760 BIG MOUNTAIN Sheet Metal and Gas Fitting in Rocky Mountain House requires 3rd or 4th year sheet metal mechanic. Email resume: bigmountain.sheetmetal @gmail.com or fax 403-845-4811 Equipment Operators, Class 1 Drivers, Directional Drillers, Locators and Labourers required immediately. Qualified candidates should have a positive work ethic and must possess a valid driver’s license. Email:careers@ minimalimpact.ca or Fax 780-960-2927.We offer competitive wages and are committed to maintaining a positive and safe work environment. HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC, Flagstaff County, Sedgewick, Alberta. Please contact Kevin Kinzer at 780-384-4106 or email@example.com. Competitive salary, benefits & pension plan. LOCAL renovation company looking for experienced worker and or apprentice. Must have common sense and pride in work. Preference to anyone from Saskatchewan or parents from Saskatchewan. Must have transportation. Call 403-588-8163
Stettler Sales & Rentals is seeking
OPENINGS in Alberta areas for Highway Maintenance Class 1 or 3 Operators. Full-time and part-time positions available. Fax resume to Carillion Canada at 780-449-0574 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position you are interested in.
is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:
• WELDERS • LABOURERS • PIPEFITTERS • SUBCONTRACT CREW TRUCK OPERATORS • SITE SAFETY REPS • SHOP FOREMAN • APPRENTICE WELDERS (Camp jobs start up September)
• SERVICE MECHANIC to work in Stettler shop. Some travel to worksites to service equipment as needed.
COMPETITIVE WAGES & BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDED
Submit resume to: Calnash Trucking Ltd. 6526 - 44 Avenue, Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Fax: 403.783.3011 Email: email@example.com Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please
24 Hour Emergency Call 403-783-3337 Home Page: www.agroequipment.com
Hwy. 53 Ponoka Toll Free 877-783-3338 Ph. 403-783-3337 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rimbey Implements Ltd.
Al York Restaurant/ Hotel
General Manager Cell: (403) 783-0593 Bus: (403) 843-3700
Fax: (403) 843-3430
Ponoka has immediate openings for
Night Shift - 11 pm - 7 am Starting at $11/hr
Apply online at email@example.com or fax 403-783-5595 Truckers/ Drivers
Required Immediately School Bus Drivers 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?
• Take them along with you! Car seats are available!
PONOKA JOHN DEERE SALES & SERVICE
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Are you a stay-at-home parent with small kids?
Responsibilities include coordinating equipment and personnel for rig moves and service work. Computer skills and knowledge of the trucking industry, drilling rigs and oilﬁeld equipment, transportation rules and regulations would be an asset. Will train right candidate.
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
Please fax resume to 403-742-0241 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Drop off resumes to 4607 - 42 St., Stettler
• Use some of your spare time to make extra cash!
Calnash Trucking has an immediate opening for the following position:
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
403-783-8008 Phone 783-8008 BUY - SELL - CONSIGN 5704 - Hwy 2A North, Ponoka, AB T4J 1M1
A & J AUTOMOTIVE A & J AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR 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
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Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.
BOBCAT SERVICE • Snow Removal • Driveways & Parking Lots • Post-Hole Augering - 6, 9, 12, 15 • Corral Cleaning • Grading & Construction 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
This space could be yours for $
Call 403-783-3311 BOTTLE DEPOT
PONOKA BOTTLE DEPOT Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sundays & Holidays We Now Recycle Milk Cartons for Deposit
3, 5520 Hwy 2A (Across from Husky)
403-783-6875 Reaching 6000 households weekly
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
Petrofield Industries, a Division of Empire Iron Works Ltd., is looking for someone with construction experience, as well as someone with Aluminum welding experience; mostly MIG, but occasional TIG. Willing to train if candidate has related basic skills or experience. Wages would be commensurate with experience/skills. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with advancement for motivated individuals, and an excellent benefit package. Email thowarth@ petrofield.com/Fax 403-742-5544. See http://www.tornadotrucks. com for what we build. WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED
WATER WELL DRILLERS HELPER
with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015
this space could be yours!
403-783-3311 SALES & SERVICE
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
Reaching 6000 households weekly for just
This space could be yours!
Well established manufacturing shop is looking for a
4th Year Apprentice or Journeyman HET
to diagnose/repair Hydrovac Trucks, forklifts, and shop vehicles, as well as test newly built trucks. Candidate to possess good organizational skills, troubleshooting abilities, and be able to communicate effectively with customers. Our Company has an enthusiastic, fast paced working environment with an excellent benefit package. Wage would be commensurate with experience/skills. Please forward resume to email@example.com or Fax 403-742-5544.
FULL TIME OR PART TIME DRIVER NEEDED Please apply at Perry’s Pizza Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
RONCO OILFIELD HAULING Sylvan Lake. Openings for winch tractor, bed truck drivers and swamper’s. Top wages and benefits. Email resume tom@ roncooilfield.ca or fax. 403-887-4892 TJ LOGGING of Whitecourt, Alberta is now taking resumes for 2013 - 2014 logging season. Experienced buncher/skidder/limber/ process operators required. Please fax resume to 780-778-2428. Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
$30 per week
Full Time 40 hrs/wk with full benefits
• Washbay Attendant
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
Apply in person at #6 4622 61 St. Riverside Industrial District or fax to 403-347-3314 Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates. INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php REQUIRED Production Welder Painter Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284
(experience preferred) Great family atmosphere, excellent benefits package. We’re waiting to hear from you! Please submit your resume to: 4120 - 56 St., Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1V3 Fax: 780-352-5750 firstname.lastname@example.org
TIRE REPAIR PERSON Required for maintenance and repair of truck and trailer fleet. Experience is an asset, but will train right candidate. Excellent wages and company benefits. Calnash Trucking Ltd also has immediate openings for
SWAMPERS Please submit applications to: Calnash Trucking 6526 44 Avenue Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8 Fax: 403-783-3011 E-mail: email@example.com (Re: Tire Person or Swamper)
Family owned and operated, Trail Appliances continues to grow and due to this, we are looking to expand our delivery department. Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in sales, delivery, customer service, and after-sales support. The Company is currently looking to fill the following positions at our Red Deer warehouse location.† Appliance Delivery Driver Driver Assistant
Trail offers excellent training, flex days and a competitive compensation and benefit package. Start your career with a well-known and respected company, become a member of the successful Trail team by applying in person to:
The wonderful staff of Toyota City Wetaskiwin is looking for YOU!
APPLIANCE DELIVERY DRIVER & DRIVER ASSISTANT
The ideal candidates will: • Be able to maneuver merchandise in excess of 100lbs • Possess exceptional customer service skills • Enjoy working within a diverse team • Hold a valid driver’s license (drivers only)
F/T DAIRY CLERK
Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
WEEKLY NEWSPAPER in east central Saskatchewan. Well established, independently owned since 1908, 2471 audited circulation; robust readership, stable market and agriculture based industry. Email: publisher.wadenanews @sasktel.net
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone calls please.
MIDWEST PROPANE is currently seeking
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
890 TOWN OF PONOKA
SUBDIVISION & DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD
Sungold Specialty Meats Ltd. Located in Innisfail Alberta is currently recruiting for the following positions:
• Labourers • • Meat Butchers/Cutters • 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: email@example.com
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
Reached a Milestone? Celebrate it! Cherish it! Share it!
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PRE-REGISTER for Sept. 2. Mental Health Counsellor Training Course. Text/materials/employment assistance included. MSW support daily. Tuition rebate. Read student comments; www.collegemhc.com.
REFLEXOLOGY PROGRAM, TELL it all! Tell it well! Make fun and relaxed learning. a your ads sell for you by giving o full description of goods or Register now limited space. services offered. Include Starting September 21 prices and terms. Phone & 22, 2013. Certificate on completion. 403-340-1330. 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly
Business Services #1000 - #1430
Hamiltonâ€™s requires a
P/T GROCERY CLERK Approximately 18 hrs/wk Evenings and weekends 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
NEW TO YOUR COMMUNITY ?
â€˘ $6.50/Child/Full Time â€˘ Healthy meals/snacks â€˘ Curriculum offered â€˘ Open hours
Our Hostess will bring gifts and greetings, along with helpful community information.
Be sure to call
Private Day Care
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
DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. Free activation! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
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.
Moving & Storage
DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS
Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0
PONOKA STORAGE HAS EXPANDED Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346
BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY
Heather Goodwin 403-704-3647 firstname.lastname@example.org
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DR. HUGH PORTER â€˘ DR. RICK BARR DR. JEFF BARR â€˘ DR. GREG EDWARDS - General Dentistry - Orthodontics - Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding - Veneers - Bleaching - White or Gold Fillings - Crown and Bridge - Implant Restorations
Hail damage | Roofs | Siding | Soffit | Facsia Decks | Custom metal cladding â€“ Whether new construction or renovations â€“ Guarantied workmanship â€˘ Fair pricing Friendly customer service Quality control inspections and full consultations with written reports
â€œWE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTSâ€?
Scott McGill email@example.com
CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607
to store your Cars, Trucks, Boats & RVâ€™s
HAVE YOUR EXTERIOR FINISHED THE RITE WAY!
Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
Drs. Heimdahl, ZoBell & Kallal 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168
5120-51ST AVE, PONOKA
ADVANCED EYE HEALTH & VISION EXAMS CONSULTATION & REFERRAL SERVICES DESIGNER EYE WEAR & CONTACT LENSES INSURED MEDICAL EYECARE SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES
NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8AM - 12:30PM â€˘ 1PM - 5PM
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Ph: 403-782-7722 Fax: 403-782-7499
Advertise your business in the Business Directory!
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HEATING & EAVESTROUGHING
Commercial - Residential Installations - Repair 24hr Emergency Service 3912 - 66 St Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 www.wcmltd.ca
Ph: 403.783.3501 Fax: 403.783.3531 email@example.com
ROOFING & SIDING
Unplanned pregnancy may be difďŹ cult to face. We care. For conďŹ dential 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+)
TRANSFORM YOUR BODY. Weight management and body shaping system based on genetic science. A leaner you! Call 780-910-5275 TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; www.truepsychics.ca
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Used appliances available Six month warranty
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.
- Curbs/Sidewalks - Drive ways - Basement Floors - Stamped Concrete - Exposed Concrete
Need RV or Self Storage? 8â€™ X 10â€™ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at
First Call Towing
We deliver and install your purchases.
Serving Ponoka & Area Ph: 403-783-6428 Cell: 403-783-1905
Call 403-783-3311 VETERINARY SERVICES
Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990
AUCTION SALE. Dispersal for Double B Logging. Saturday, September 7, 2013, 10 a.m., Whitecourt, Alberta. Check website for listings: www.rainbowauctions.ca. Sale conducted by: Rainbow Liquidators and Auctions, Stony Plain, Alberta, 780-968-1000
This space could be yours for $
â€˘ B-PRESSURE â€˘ PIPELINE â€˘ OILFIELD â€˘ ASME Section VIII Division I VESSEL FABRICATION & PIPING â€˘ SHOP/PORTABLE â€˘ CNC PLASMA CUTTING â€˘ ALUMINUM â€˘ SHEARING & FORMING
BANKRUPTCY AUCTION. Swarm Enterprises Printing & Embroidery Shop. High volume copying, large format printing & laminating. Thursday, September 5, 81 Ave. - 45 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Foothills Equipment Liquidation, 780-922-6090; www.foothillsauctions.com. Bidspotter online bidding & live.
MAIN: (403) 783-7591 FAX: (403) 783-8178
Southwest Industrial Park 4102-64 St., Ponoka 403-783-5200 8 a.m. - 5 p.m Mon. to Sat. â€˘ Open late Thursday 24-hour Emergency Call Dr. Bill Frischke â€˘ Dr. Kelly Loree â€˘ Dr. Leighton Coma Dr. Trevor Hook â€˘ Dr. Emily Ames
Reaching 6000 households weekly
$30 per week this space could be yours!
Website: www.harbinwelding.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
RURAL WATER TREATMENT (Province Wide) Tell them Danny Hooper sent you
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
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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. MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, August 31, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, wildlife mounts, hunting and fishing equipment. To consign 780-440-1860 MEIER-2 DAY Classic Car & Truck Auction. Saturday & Sunday, September 21 & 22, 11 a.m. both days. 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Consign today, call 780-440-1860. SUNTAIRA GROWERS INC. Greenhouse Auction, Trochu, Alberta. Sat., September 7, 10 a.m. 11 greenhouses, equipment & supplies, 2010 Case 430 skid steer, 2011 T/A 18â€™ trailer, White 1370 tractor, acreage & lawn equipment, vehicles, grain bin, coal boilers, shop tools & more. See montgomeryauctions.com or call 1-800-371-6963 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254 STEEL BUILDING - Sizzling Summer Savings Event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44 $8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca
Misc. for Sale
STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, Agricultural 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, #2000 - #2290 60x150, 80x100, Farm Equipment ..............2010 sell for balance owed Haying Equipment ............2020 Call 1-800-457-2206; www.crownsteelbuildings.ca Tractors ............................2030
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 We change daily to serve you better.
MOVING MUST SELL - Chrome Kitchen Table with 2 leafs & 8 chairs - Stereo system, plays tapes, cdâ€™s & records - 1 small 3 draw dresser 403-783-2601
DOUBLE BED, Mattress, box spring & frame + other household items. 403-704-1577
Misc. for Sale
BLACK DRESSER SET, 3 piece. $200. Excellent condition. KING SIZE BED, Well maintained, clean, N/S home, incl. bed skirt, feather top mattress cover & quilt. $500. COUCH & CHAIR, burgundy, leather look, great condition w/little wear, $300. TEMPO Fitness 621T treadmill, exc. condition, $400. 403-872-2411
Piano lessons, Beg.- Gr. 4, all ages, evngs. Rimbey & area. Dawn @ 403-7545010 Royal Cons., BEd
Wanted To Buy
Lil Mule Logging Inc. is now buying standing Tamarack. Minimum 10 acres. 403-318-4346
GET YOUR BUSINESS OUT THERE 403.783.3311
Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210
AERATION HALF CIRCLE perforated duct work 24â€? system complete, have several sets, 403-728-3535
Farm Custom Work
Will custom bale hay or straw
403-963-0454 Grain, Feed Hay
90 ACRES standing alfalfa 2ND. CUT 2 miles west 2 miles south of Rimbey 780-819-2814 HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. â€œOn Farm Pickupâ€? Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252
CERTIFIED NORSTAR WINTER WHEAT Lyster Farms Ltd. 403-742-4456, Stettler AB
Clean house for rent 2 bdrm, 1 bath Mature tenant only Available Oct 1 References required Call 587-738-0888
WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.
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