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Culture & Harvest Festival returns to Lacombe BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It’s time once again for the Culture & Harvest Festival. The Culture & Harvest Festival is a celebration of Lacombe’s agricultural heritage while also showcasing arts and culture within the City, said Organizer Marie Péron. She added it is Lacombe’s way of celebrating Alberta Culture Days and this is the

second year the festival is being held. The event will run Sept. 26-29. Up until last year, Lacombe celebrated Alberta Culture Days with smaller events that did not fit together as a festival. Following a strategic plan from the City, Lacombe Tourism is now trying to expand these festivals. Péron said that last year’s Culture & Harvest Festival set the bar for festivals to come.

“I think it was very successful. We didn’t know what to expect when we started so it was, to be quite frank, a shot in the dark.” Ellen Corea, another of the festival’s organizers, added that expanding Lacombe’s Alberta Culture Days celebration was a good idea as Lacombe had not had a fall festival for some time. Péron said that adding an agricultural side to the celebration keeps the festi-

val true to Lacombe’s background as well. “I think it’s being true to our roots, doing things that reflect what Lacombe is,” said Péron. Corea agreed, saying Lacombe’s agricultural heritage and culture seem to go hand in hand. “It’s kind of a natural partnership,” said Corea. She added there are a number of events taking place throughout the festival that will appeal to an


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assortment of interests. “There is quite a wide variety both on the ag side as well as the culture side.” She added that most of the cultural programs that ran last year will be happening again with some additions. Some events that will highlight Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival include favourites that pre-date the festival itself, like Lacombe’s Got Talent. There will also be a free community concert followed by fireworks on Saturday night. One new event Corea mentioned is an art walk where businesses will display the works of local artists in their windows. Corea added the art walk will continue a few weeks after the festival as well to give people plenty of time to see the art. On the agricultural side, some highlights include the Kraay Family Farm’s County Fair on Friday, a ranch rodeo Friday evening and the blacksmithing and horseshoeing demonstration on Saturday. Corea added that the rodeo is a

new event that fits well into the festival because, like the festival, a fall rodeo is something Lacombe hasn’t had in a long time. There are a number of other, just for fun events spread throughout town as well, including the carnival midway at Alberta Downs throughout the weekend. Péron said there shouldn’t be a problem for anyone to find activities they will enjoy. “I think there is something for everybody but that’s one of the lines that is over-used so I hate to say that,” said Péron. Events will take place all over Lacombe and into Lacombe County as well. Alberta Downs, Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe Ag Ground, Michener Park and Kraay Family Farms are just a few of the locations of the many events of Lacombe Culture & Harvest Festival. For more information on the festival, including a list of events, visit www.


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‘Rock My Science’ to outfit Central Alberta classrooms Local schools will compete for a range of cutting edge geology supplies BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express


t least one Central Alberta classroom is going to be getting a lot more support for their geology programs thanks to a new initiative out of Lacombe. Melissa Robak, owner and operator of Silver Cove Minerals and Gems, has launched the firstever Rock My Science contest, a program where students can win a $2,500 gift package from Silver Cove to outfit their classroom with some rocking geology supplies. Rock My Science, or the idea for it, came from previous work that Robak had done with schools, particularly Grade 3 classes, she said. She added she found there was a huge number of kids who show a passionate interest in geology, but the supplies teachers had to instruct with were lacking in Robak’s opinion. “When we were seeing what they were using to teach with, it was kind of sad,” said Robak. “The supplies were just very lacking.” She went on to say that most classrooms are outfitted with a small, standard geology kit that has, if one is lucky, 26 small specimens. She added that these kits tend to get shared between classrooms and even schools, and pieces tend to get lost. Suddenly, what was a 26-piece kit becomes a 10-piece kit and teachers have very limited resources to work with. When she had done work with schools in the past, Robak had tried to provide classes with some supplies here and there to help things along a little bit, she said. But then she got an idea. Instead of helping out a little bit here and there, she decided to put a program in place where she could completely outfit one classroom in style. “We thought wouldn’t it be nice if we could just deck one classroom out and make it like the greatest thing ever?” That idea grew to become a way of encouraging children’s interests in geology, which Robak said is substantial. “There are so many kids out

GLORIOUS GEMSTONES – Melissa Robak poses with a large amethyst cathedral in her shop, Silver Cove. there who love geology,” said Robak. “They love fossils, you know, they all want to be archeologists or geologists or paleontologists or anything along those lines. We thought why not encourage that?” Thus was born the Rock My Science contest. Robak said the contest was set up to work almost like a grant program or scholarship application. Students were to explain why rocks and minerals were important to them, whether it be in school, in day-to-day life, in future career prospects or otherwise. Robak said this was done in an effort to have the supplies go to where they are needed most. “We definitely want this to go somewhere where it’s going to be appreciated and deserved.” Originally, Robak planned to do Rock My Science strictly as

an essay contest. However, when speaking to teachers, it was suggested to Robak that children be allowed to use any medium to express their thoughts. That way, teachers could work it into other classes like art, computer sciences, or even math class. Robak said she has already learned about some creative ideas students are planning for the contest. “We are expecting to get in some submissions of artwork, we’re expected to definitely get some essays and things like that,” said Robak. “I have had a few people working on some pretty funky science equations to explain it all so it should be fun figuring those out. We are seeing a lot of different ways the teachers and students are bringing it all together and that’s what we wanted - to let that creativity shine.”

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Working together with teachers, Robak has created a prize package that will help teachers out while instructing on a number of geology-related topics. “It does kind of work in with a lot of different things they learn in their science elements, because it’s not just your rocks and minerals course.” Robak added the specimens in the package will provide an upgrade from what most classrooms are used to working with. “They’re used to working with specimens that are about two inches across,” said Robak. “We’re going to set them up with a piece of limestone that is about two feet across. So then everyone in the class can scratch test rather than just watching the teacher do it.” Other fun items, like big pieces of petrified wood, ammolite,

quartz, an amethyst cathedral and geodes from all over the world will also be included in the package, said Robak. She added some of the items are also included to showcase what Alberta specifically has to offer in terms of geology. This is the first time Robak has done the Rock My Science contest, but she said she is thinking about making it an annual event. She added that the program is currently restricted to schools in Central Alberta but may expand to include other regions of the province in the future. Submissions for Rock My Science will be accepted until Oct. 5 and will then be on display during the Rocktober Gem and Mineral Show. Students in any grade are welcome to participate in the contest.

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Reuben Konnik wants more time to improve Lacombe BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Three years is not enough time. Those are the thoughts of Councillor Reuben Konnik and part of the reason he is running once again for City of Lacombe council. Konnik said council has accomplished some things and has got a few more projects going, but he feels that many projects are still “unďŹ nishedâ€? and there is more work to do yet. “I like where we have come and I want to be a part of what is to come yet,â€? said Konnik. There is never enough time for councils to get everything they want done in a term, said Konnik and that is the reason he and many other councillors are running again. Konnik added that he is happy the length of a term on council has been lengthened from three years to four. He said that while four years is a longer commitment, it also allows councillors to get more work done. “It takes you almost three years just to get ac-

REUBEN KONNIK climatized to the position, that’s what I found,â€? said Konnik. Konnik added that anything involving politics does not move very fast and takes time to do properly. As such, anyone wishing to make any kind of change in those avenues needs to invest a signiďŹ cant amount of time to get things done. “Politics is a slow beast, nothing happens overnight,â€? said Konnik. There are a number of things that Konnik would like to see happen in Lacombe, he said. One area that greatly needs improve-

ment, said Konnik, is that of commercial growth. “We need to get some more commercial interest in this town and we need to do more to facilitate that.� Related to that, Konnik said he would like to be able to do something about Lacombe’s residential taxes. He said that preventing tax hikes wherever possible is something that he will continue to push for. “Because we don’t have that commercial tax base, we rely heavily on a residential tax base,� said Konnik. “Unfortunately our taxes are high.� Another thing Konnik said he wants to see is some kind of signature focal point that will bring people to Lacombe. He said that he doesn’t know yet what that might be, but suggested perhaps expanding Cranna Lake to offer more recreational opportunities or expanding Lacombe’s trail system. Konnik added that if Lacombe can attract people as tourists, it will also attract people to come live in Lacombe, which goes hand in hand with attracting com-

mercial businesses as well. “If people come to visit, they will come to stay.� Konnik said his interest in politics is long-standing. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in political science and began his career in politics by serving a term on the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School Board. “I have always been in-

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41 Signal Regiment executes Exercise Swift Fox BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Lacombe, Blackfalds, and several other communities in Central Alberta played hosts to some very special guests last Saturday. Although it was only for a short visit, members of the 41 Signal Regiment of the Canadian Army Reserves stopped in Lacombe and Blackfalds the afternoon of Sept. 14 as part of a relay run from Edmonton to Red Deer. Codenamed Exercise Swift Fox, the relay run saw two teams of runners take off in opposite directions simultaneously from Edmonton and Calgary at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 to meet in Red Deer at the annual Terry Fox Run on Sept. 15. Runners began running Friday evening and ran until about 8:30 p.m., as they were not allowed to continue the run through the night, and resumed the run again in the morning. Each team carried a different commemorative message, both of which were read when the teams met in Red Deer for the Terry Fox Run. Each of the runners ran legs of five to seven km at a time. Runners ran one at time, relay carrying their team’s message. Altogether there were about 30

runners between the two teams as well as support staff in vehicles to assist the runners. The group from Edmonton reached Lacombe shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and then continued onto Blackfalds after a brief stopover, reaching it around 3 p.m. Many of the communities in which the relay teams made stops, including Lacombe, were home to some of the members of 41 Signal Regiment. As 41 Signal Regiment is a division of the Reserve Army, its members usually have full-time careers outside of the Army as well. Master Cpl. Drew Adkins of 41 Signal Regiment calls Lacombe home. Adkins, who works as an EMT with Lacombe ambulance, said he was happy to be able to take part in the run through his own hometown. “It’s an honour to be able to sort of show appreciation that the community provides to us as soldiers,” said Adkins. “We’re all reservists in the military which means we are parttime soldiers and have full-time lives somewhere else, and the City of Lacombe has given back to me on a number of occasions for military training.”

Mayor of Lacombe Steve Christie expressed his feelings that the event was an honour on the part of the City as well. “Anytime that the Canadian Armed Forces come through and give us a plaque in honour of supporting them, it’s a great day,” said Christie. “Lacombe has had many members within the military in many different aspects and we have up and coming cadets and we will continue to support our armed forces because they fight for what we have today.” In Blackfalds, Christie’s counterpart, Mayor Melodie Stol, reiterated Christie’s thoughts that both parties, the Town and 41 Signal Regiment, were happy to show each other recognition. “I just really respect what people do when they work and volunteer for the military,” said Stol. “They were stopping by to say ‘thank you’ to us and give us recognition, so it’s the least we could do to accept that.” Capt. Brian Farkes of 41 Signal Regiment said the objective of the run was four-fold. It was a way to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s professional military communication branch, to promote physical fit-

VENERABLE VISITOR - Mayor Steve Christie accepts a plaque from 41 Signal Regiments Commanding Officer Lt.-Col. Natalie De Roij. Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express

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L.A.P.A. launches final fundraising The Lacombe Athletic Park Association is beginning its push to raise money and organize funding to complete the final phase of a project that started with a dream over seven years ago. The rubberized surfaced track and accompanying field athletics facilities will have a price tag of about $1.2 million dollars. This will be the final major phase of construction and allow for new groups and an increased number of citizens to utilize the park. Marketing Chairperson Matt Panelli is excited about the new efforts to organize the funding of the final phase.  “There has been a lot of interest from new running groups to get involved in our association and help us fundraise and there is still a lot of interest from the corporate community and social groups to be part of building a facility of this quality for our kids and community,” said Panelli.  The L.A.P.A. has spent the last several months confirming interest in the track from user groups. MEGlobal Athletic Park is home to LCHS rugby, soccer and football teams, Central Alberta Field Lacrosse and several football organizations in Central Alberta.  The facility has hosted soccer, rugby, running events, sports camps and nonsports community events in the past few years. It is expected about 40,000 people enter the facility throughout the year.  The track with field event facilities will

only increase these numbers dramatically, officials say. “Over the next few months we will be meeting with the City of Lacombe and Wolf Creek School Division to gauge their interest in the final phase of our project,” said Darren Gagnon, L.A.P.A. chairperson. “The district’s schools would be a major user of the track and field facility and we want to see how much value it could be to them as a teaching and extra-curricular center, and MEGlobal Athletic Park continues to be an economic stimulant to our entire community. To date both the groups have supported our efforts and we are sure they will support us moving forward in any way they can.”   The L.A.P.A. has subleased the Wolf Creek School division land from the City of Lacombe, and has fundraised for the capital construction of the facilities.  They now operate MEGlobal Athletic Park with the mandate to provide a premier outdoor sports venue for minor sports in Lacombe and Central Alberta at costs far less than at other facilities in western Canada.  The project has cost $4 million and the facility has a $200,000 annual budget including a capital reserve fund.  To date the L.A.P.A. has raised over $2 million of this money through fundraising, private donations and corporate sponsorship and organized the rest through grants and government investment.  - Vossen 403.782.6601


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‘Boomerangers’ not at fault A young man, having recently graduated with a degree from a four-year university program, moves home and back in with his parents. At dinner his first evening back with his parents, his father says, “I can’t believe my son is moving back in with his parents. You should be out making a name for yourself ! That’s what I did at your age! And your mother and I started out with nothing!” With a sigh, the young man sets down his cutlery. Thinking of his five-figure student debt, he answers his father, “Believe me, Dad, I would have loved to start out with just nothing!” It’s a situation becoming all too familiar. Young men and women graduated or graduating are moving back in with their parents and as such are being dubbed the ‘Boomerang generation.’ Members of the this generation also get a bad rap as being ‘weak’ for not being able to make it on their own right after graduation. Times are tough for new grads, but if their parents’ generation could hack it, so should the most recent crop of graduates, right? Wrong. Things may have been tough for

the parents of these ‘boomerangers’ too, but nothing like they are today. For graduates just starting their lives today, debts are greater, jobs are scarcer and cost of living is higher. With the government continuing to cut funding, post-secondary institutions are passing the cost onto the students with higher tuition fees. With few job prospects, new grads have trouble finding a decent-paying job. Without a decent job, they can’t afford to pay off that mountain of debt not to mention rent, food, or anything else. The choice seems pretty clear. Live in squalor, or live with mom and dad. Even those who don’t move back home often still can’t make it on their own and end up making frequent withdrawals from the ‘Bank of Mom and Dad’ or going to their parents to co-sign lease agreements, loans for vehicles or simply help them make rent for the month. So, the boomerang generation may be an appropriate title for those currently graduating from post-secondary institutions, but it’s not an entirely fair one. It is not the fault of these young men and women that they can’t af-

ford to live on their own. For the most part, these are people who would love to be out from under their parents’ roof and making a living for themselves.

However, they are not able to with what they have to work with. More or less, they are victims of circumstance and are limited by that sad truth.

Blackfald’s Abbey Centre to open in early 2014 It’s just around the corner and it’s going to be amazing. The Abbey Master Builder Centre, affectionately known as the Abbey Centre is Blackfald’s new fieldhouse facility that is set to open early in 2014. In only a few months, residents of Blackfalds and the surrounding area will get to experience the sense of awe and ingenuity those already involved with the project have had the privilege of experiencing. When complete, the $18 million facility will include an indoor playground, fieldhouse gymnasium, fitness centre, outdoor aquatic centre, running track, program room, fitness studios, outdoor playground and an outdoor amphitheatre. It will truly be one of Central Alberta’s premiere recreational facilities and a destination venue for several families in the area. The idea for the project started with a community needs assessment survey performed by RC Strategies in 2008. In the assessment, the community expressed a need for indoor spontaneous use facilities including a pool, fitness centre, walking track, gymnasium and indoor playground.


KREKLEWICH The needs assessment was presented to council and in June of 2009, Councillor Carol Simpson assisted in the formation of the Blackfalds Fieldhouse Society to fundraise for the project. The Society approached the Town of Blackfalds for support and soon after RC Strategies was contracted again to develop a business plan for the facility. Architecture ATB provided the design and Manshield Construction was hired to build the facility and now, we are on the cusp of experiencing all the opportunities the Abbey Centre will have to offer. Everyone will be rewarded from the extensive amount of planning and fundraising put forth for this project. Thus far, the facility has received a tremendous amount of financial support for the project. When the Blackfalds Fieldhouse Society first met, they created a goal of raising $750,000 toward the project.

They have since almost doubled their expectations, raising close to $1.5 million. A significant portion of that funding came through the overall naming rights of the facility with Abbey Master Builder being the overall facility sponsor. A sponsorship package was created for all of the amenities within the Abbey Centre as well. McKay Ranch sponsored the outdoor aquatic centre that will be a popular summertime attraction for the facility. Border Paving Ltd. sponsored the fitness centre which will have spectacular views and full of natural light. One of the most featured attractions for all ages, the indoor running track was sponsored by Cottonwood Meadows. The indoor playground area which will be full of children and families was sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Red Deer. Pebble Pushes Gravel Co. sponsored the outdoor playground, Servus Credit Union sponsored the multipurpose program room and the Blackfalds Agricultural Society sponsored the outdoor amphitheatre. The strong community support and the hard work of the dedicated members of the Black-

falds Fieldhouse Society is a true testament to how a community can achieve success when working together. Although the Abbey Centre is 80% complete and on schedule, there is still a lot of work remaining. The completion of the indoor amenities, purchasing of equipment, hiring of staff and all the wonderful things that come with opening a new facility are in the works. Plans are already underway to set up some new and exciting programs so everyone can utilize this incredible facility to its fullest. Programs will consist of drop-in sports, clinics, summer camps, yoga, fitness programs, spin classes, art classes and much more. The opportunities are endless. There will also be a lot of pool fitness programs and swimming lessons being offered as well in the summer months. Parents will also be able to take advantage of the child-minding services being provided at the facility so they can workout or attend an evening program. So stay tuned and get ready for the opening of this fabulous facility in 2014. Rick Kreklewich is the general manager of the Abbey Centre.

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fyi EVENTS The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is actively recruiting experienced and inexperienced people from the Central Alberta area, who are interested in joining the Band. Anyone with piping or drumming experience, or who would like to learn piping or drumming, are asked to please contact us at 403-782-7183 or by email amacaskill@telus. net. Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and new members will start in November. Central Alberta Foodgrains Bank Charity Harvest is set for Sept. 21 at noon. Free BBQ at our field at Hwy. 11 and Range Road 25-0 on the north side. Please bring your appetite and a lawn chair and cheer on our harvest of 138 acres of wheat. Good will offering. All our funds go to helping the disadvantaged in the world. For more details, please call Doug in the evening at 403-782-1860. If weather does not co-operate this week or the day of the event, we will move to the following Saturday. The family of Mildred (Millie) Reynolds invites you to help celebrate her 80th birthday at the Kozy Korner on Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Your presence is your gift. The Central Alberta Wood Workers Guild will hold their second annual Wood Working Show on Sept. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre as part of the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival. Admission is free. Unpacking Gender Identity - Jordan Sullivan will be speaking at St. Andrew’s United Church, in Lacombe, on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Jordan is a former Lacombe resident and student at CUC who is now on staff with the national United Church. He will provide an introduction to gender identity and an overview of the complexity of how we live out our gender identity. He will identify barriers transgendered people experience in the church and in society at large. All are welcome.

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Lacombe and D District Special Olympics inv invite you to join their 2013 - 2014 program. Youth, teens and adults are invited to take part in their swimming and five pin bowling programs beginning in October. Registration evening for bowling is at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Ambassador Bowling Centre 5018 - 58 St. Lacombe. Swim registration evening is at 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Canadian University College pool. Contact 403-7826921 for more information. Lacombe Dance Lessons - social and choreographed ballroom dancing. Traditional Two-step or Cha Cha/Jive starting in

dian University College Gym. New to Lacombe? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-3489567 for free maps, information about the City and area as well as free gifts from local businesses. New baby in the family? Contact the Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-3489567 for free information, baby product samples as well as free gifts from local businesses. Lacombe Writers Group meet every two weeks, on Mondays. Gentle and encouraging group with writers of all different genres. Call 403-885-4251 for more information.


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October. For details, phone Cliff at 403-782-4094. The Lacombe Legion has bingo on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall. Coffee time runs Wednesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. ($2 for coffee, tea and cookies). On Fridays, there are four meat draws and tickets are $2/set of three tickets. Draw starts at 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays, there are four meat draws which start at 4:30 p.m. Chase the ace starts after meat draws. Jack Connors teaches a yoga class at Canadian University College. For more information, class schedules and locations visit The schedule for September-October is Sunday 7-8 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 9-10 p.m. hot yoga at Dancer’s Edge in Lacombe; Wednesday - 9-10 p.m. hot yoga at Dancer’s Edge in Blackfalds and finally Monday-Wednesday from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. with GetFit Fitness in the Cana-

Drop in Pool Tournament run every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lacombe Hotel. Lacombe Farmers Market runs every Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michener Park across from the golf course on Hwy. 12. Every Friday morning there will be vegetables, fruit, homemade baking and bread, crafts, jewelery, birdhouses, bedding plants, meats and more. Call 403-7824772 for more information. Band of Brothers - Band of Brothers challenges men to an adventure: Reclaiming their hearts to God. It is a chance for men to be real about life and faith in a confidential and informal setting. They meet Monday evenings at the Youth Unlimited building located in downtown Lacombe. Taoist Tai Chi - a relaxing, low impact exercise; continuing classes year round, for those who have completed beginners or have learned Taoist Tai Chi before.

call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at Coffee Time at the Lacombe Legion runs every Wednesday morning. Come join us for coffee. $2. Gatherings run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Legion. Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7:30 p.m. Cover charge $6. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. The Lord of the Rings: Exploring the Hidden Meanings of Tolkien’s fiction - Many people consider The Lord of the Rings to be the greatest work of fiction in the 20th century. But beyond a great adventure story, the work explores themes of power, ethics, faith and the good life. A series exploring these themes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fiction will

be held at St. Andrew’s United Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings starting on Sept. 22. Everyone interested in the intersection of theology and popular culture is welcome to participate. For more information or to register, contact Rev. Ross Smillie at 403-782-3148. Fred Penner Concert - renowned children’s entertainer will be performing on Sept. 26, 6:30 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe. Tickets are $16 and available at the church office (403-782-3148) or the Flatiron Museum at 5005 - 50 St. Lacombe (403-755-6935). Sponsored by St. Andrew’s United Church. Profits from this concert will go to Caring for Children fund in Lacombe. Annual turkey supper at Blackfalds United Church will be held on Sept. 30. Two sittings – 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and advance tickets are required. Prices are $15 adults, $7 for kids and under five are free. Please contact Holly at 391-2310 for more information or tickets. Also check out our web site at

MEETINGS Lacombe Art Guild - the guild meets regularly on the second and third Tuesday of each month. A variety of workshops are provided for developing artists. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Betty Peers at 403-782-9968 for more details or blog Meetings run in LMC Credit Union Room at 5214 50 Ave. in Lacombe. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403346-0320 for more information or a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates or further details, call Joanne at 403-314-1972.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Horoscope ARIES






Mar 21/Apr 20

Apr 21/May 21

May 22/Jun 21

Jun 22/Jul 22

Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

Aries, someone whose

Take your upbeat

Gemini, keep your

opinion matters to you

attitude to new heights

head on straight over

may disagree with you this week, Taurus. New

the next week, which

on an important point.

challenges will emerge

figures to be hectic.

Use your powers of

in the coming weeks,

Cool heads always

persuasion, and both

so find new inspiration

prevail, and your

of you will be better

and things will go

calm approach will be

for it.


noticed by others.

Cancer, your ingenuity is treasured among the people closest to you, but those who do not know you may be unfamiliar with the tricks you have up your sleeve. Take time to show them.

Leo, someone wants to

Virgo, good news

take your relationship

awaits on the job

to another level, so let

this week, even if it

this person know you

is totally unexpected.

are on the same page.

Nonetheless, it can be

Otherwise, you both

exciting to know that

may be floundering

someone is watching

around for some time.

out for you.







Sept 23/Oct 23

Oct 24/Nov 22

Nov 23/Dec 21

Dec 22/Jan 20

Jan 21/Feb 18

Feb 19/Mar 20

Libra, you may be

Scorpio, embrace a

Sagittarius, be open to

It’s time to ditch any

A heightened sense

excited about an

challenge that presents

new experiences, as

bad habits that have

of urgency may have

upcoming event or

itself this week. No

been holding you

you jumping into a

getaway, but don’t

matter the scale of

let your anticipation

the challenge, you will

you do not know when surprises are going to come around the bend.

back, Capricorn. Set a situation, Aquarius. But new course, with new

give this situation the

goals, and those old

careful consideration

get the best of you.

soon find you’re up to

Remember, you do

it, and so will those

This week may prove

habits will soon be an

it deserves. Keep your

need to plan and pack.

around you.

to be a real eye-opener.


eyes on the future.

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time to redirect some of your professional ambitions to your personal life. It’s an effort worth making.

38. Reveres 41. Lymphatic throat tissue (1 of 2) 43. Monarch seats 45. Macaws 46. Icahn’s airline 47. City railways 51. Able to be put out 56. Imitative 57. Conclusions 58. Grizzly, black or teddy 59. Bitstock 60. Six 61. The largest continent 62. Study or work tables 63. Young children 64. Large integers

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3. The third hour, about 9 a.m. 4. Am. ventilation corporation 5. A prince’s fortified building 6. Felt deep affection for 7. A tractor-trailer 8. Noshes 9. British auto maker 10. Wild sheep of northern Africa 11. 2-wheeled transport 12. Breezes through 13. Radioactivity unit 21. Neocortical temporal lobe epilepsy (abbr.) 22. Frosts 27. A design or arrangement 28. The class of birds 29. Pickled ginger

30. Alkenes 31. A spoiled child 32. Arabic agarwood perfume 33. Christian __, designer 34. Japanese waist pouch 39. Lures with desire 40. Joined by stitching 41. Locks of hair 42. Solemn pledge 44. Most wise


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Thursday, September 19, 2013


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lacombe Express

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Items to Buy/Sell ................. 1500-1940 Agricultural .......................... 2000-2210 For Rent ............................... 3000-3200 Wanted to Rent.................... 3250-3390 Real Estate ...........................4000-4190






TREELINE WELL SERVICES What’s Happening #50 - # 70

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

Coming Events


It’s National Big Brother Big Sister Month, and we are celebrating 100 years of serving youth in Canada! Join us at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame on Sat. Sept. 21st from 11am - 3pm for our 100th Birthday Celebration! Official presentations start at 1:00pm so come out for the fun! Contact Janessa at or 403-342-6500 to register or for more information on becoming a Big!



12 YR. old M. orange tabby named Archie missing from West Park since Sept. 8/9, DECLAWED. Timid, does not meow, he squeaks, afraid of dogs, very affectionate, MEDICAL ISSUES that require special diet. Call 403-358-3002 or cell 587-877-4784 Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

STOLEN, along with my purse was my old red Samsung digital camera, given to me by my son, who is gone now. The camera is not worth much, except to me. Please call 403-343-7712.

Employment #700 - #920 Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 Restaurant/Hotel ................820 Sales & Distributors ..........830 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 Employment Training ........900 Career Planning ................920

Farm Work


BLACK & White Dairy near Blackfalds requires a Dairy Herdsperson to supervise farm operations & manage herd. Requirements:High school; 2 years of experience.$20/hr. 45 hrs/week Apply:

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(5- 10yrs experience)

Night Supervisors (2-4yrs experience)


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An employee owned company looking for committed individuals to invest in their own future. •

Full time Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanic to manage fleet of 20 + 20

Field Safety Co-ordinator

Class 3 Operators-Vacuum & Water trucks to service drilling rigs.

Please send your resume & current driver’s abstract to Fax: 403-786-9915 Email: tksindustries@ LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ fax 403-844-2148

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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: No phone calls please.

Competitive Wages, Benefits, Retirement and Saving Plan! QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to URS FLINT TUBULAR Provide own work truck MANAGEMENT Leadership and SuperSERVICES visory skills- mentor requires Tubing Inspection and train crew operator, manual lathe Strong Computer Skills operator, and Shop & Operate 5000psi Yard Laborers. Exp. an 10,000 psi (sweet and asset but will train to suit. Sour wells) Competitive wages and Collect Data - pressure, benefits. Apply w/resume rates, temperatures to: 4115 Henry St. Assist in Rig in and Rig (Blindman Industrial Park) out of equipment Travel to and from locations across Western Restaurant/ Canada Hotel REQUIREMENTS:

willing to work night/early morning shifts. Immediate openings. Full Benefits. Contact Mike 403-848-1478


Day Supervisors

If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, • current driver’s abstract and current safety • certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 • • Please specify position when replying to this ad. • We would like to thank all those candidates who • apply, however only qualified personnel will • be contacted.




* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Night Foremen, Day & Night Operators Found Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. FOUND ATB Financial Pre-employment Drug Credit card by Parkland screening Mall. 403-588-9021 Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: Personals or by fax to (403) 783-8004 COCAINE ANONYMOUS Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted 403-396-8298


1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Driver’s License required! Must be willing to submit pre access fit for duty test, as well as drug and alcohol Travel & be away from home for periods of time 21/7 Ability to work in changing climate conditions

website: Methods to Apply: HRCanada@ pnieman@ Your application will be kept strictly confidential. Start your career! See Help Wanted

TANKMASTER RENTALS requires CLASS 1 BED TRUCK Operators and Tank Truck Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. or fax 403-340-8818


Open House Directory ....... 4200-4310 Financial ..............................4400-4430 Transportation .................... 5000-5240 Legal/Public Notices .........6000-9000 * No cancellations, refunds or exchanges. Please read your ad the first day it appears. We will accept responsibility for 1 insertion only.



BRAATT CONST. Of Red Deer is seeking exp’d. carpenters for the agricultural industry. Must have drivers license. Call Brad 403-588-8588 CHILES SANDBLASTING & PAINTING REQ’S I Labourer & 1 Prepper, exp. would be an asset, must have own transportation. Wage is $15 - $18/hr. Please submit resume by fax: 403-340-3800 DUE TO A LARGE INCREASE IN BUSINESS,

PIKE WHEATON CHEVROLET is currently seeking JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS & SERVICE ADVISORS. We offer competitive wages, a great working environment, and a great benefit package. Please email resume to Joey Huckabone EAGLE BUILDERS (Blackfalds) requires 10 Precast Concrete Finishers. High school & min. 2 yrs. experience required. $25/hr. Find out more and apply online at www.

EAGLE Builders LP, a concrete Erecting Company based out of Blackfalds requires a hard working, motivated individual to fill a full-time welding position at our company. The successful candidate will THE RUSTY PELICAN is be a 2nd or 3rd year now accepting resumes for apprentice and must be a a well experienced SMAW CWB qualified F/T BARTENDER. welder. There will be on GOOD WAGES. the job training. Must also Must have Ref’s & Exp. be able to travel. All meals Apply within: 2079-50 and hotel expenses are Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. paid when out of town. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone Applicant must have calls WILL NOT be accepted. reliable transportation to and from work and a valid class 5 driver’s license. Sales & Successful applicant must Distributors provide an up to date drivers abstract. Construction CUSTOM Energized Air is experience an asset. Full a leader in compressed air benefits provided. Starting technology and requires an wages based on Outside Sales Rep experience. Fax resumes to 403 885 5516 or e-mail for our solutions driven at sales team. Experience in We thank all applicants for air compressors and their applications, but only pneumatics a definite those selected for an asset. Base + commission interview will be contacted. + mileage + benefits. For Red Deer & area. Apply: PLUMBING




ARROW ARC WELDING is looking for WELDING APPRENTICE LOCATED BY Gull Lake. Phone Brian 403-318-6760


Busy Local Plumbing Company is currently hiring. Residential experience an asset. Comp wages and group benefits. Email your resume to kafonda@telus. net or fax (403)887-2208.



JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Preference will be given to those with previous equipment rental service, lifts and off road construction equipment experience. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email: MECHANICS req’d for busy transmission shop. Allison Transmissions exp. an asset but will train. Exc. wages and benefits available. Fax resume to: 403-885-2556 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

Micron Industries is a licensed inspection facility in Red Deer specializing in cryogenic tank repairs, currently seeking a Mechanic with HD, Hydraulic and Hose crimping experience. Must have their own tools. Weekdays 7:00 to 4:30. Excellent working conditions & benefits after 3 months. Fax resume to (403) 346-2072 or email admin@micronindustries. ca

MILLWRIGHTS & WELDERS for work in Red Deer. Please fax resume to 1-403-229-4079 NEEDED F/T Service Person for after sales service and set up of manufactured and modular home. Must have exp. in roofing, siding, flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and health plan avail. Apply to James at M & K Homes, 403-346-6116 NEEDED F/T Service Person for after sales service and set up of manufactured and modular home. Must have exp. in roofing, siding, flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and health plan avail. Apply to James at M & K Homes, 403-346-6116

PAINTER Commercial/Residential Experience required. Vehicle required. Contact Drew at CCL 403-596-1829 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



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

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@ 403-742-5544. See http://www.tornadotrucks. com for what we build. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

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 or Fax 403-742-5544.

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PROVIDENCE Trucking Inc Req’s a

Maintenance Foreman Responsible for: * Day to day maintenance of oilfield fleet * Monthly maintenance records * Parts inventory * Shop safety Skills and experience needed: * HD Mechanic with fleet experience * Hydraulic and winch expertise * Strong organizational skills We offer exceptional wages and benefits for exceptional people. Fax resume to 403-314-2340 or email to safety@

Misc. Help


LOOKING for laborers and flaggers for road construction. Fax 403-309-0489 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.

SHEET Metal Installer for HVAC Company. Contact Quitcy at Residential or retro-fit exp. 403-314-4316 req’d. Great benefit pkg. ALSO, Shop helper required. E-MAIL resume to: MATURE CARETAKERS info@comfortecheating. for 32 room motel in com or fax: 403-309-8302 Forestburg, AB. Couple STUCCO PLASTERERS & preferred. Handyman work and computer knowledge LABOURERS. Needed Immed. Exp’d but will train. an asset. 1-604-725-4448 Drivers License pref’d. Lots email: of work! 403-588-5306

Western Masonry Structures F/T bricklayers, Stone Layers & laborers. Must have own transportation. Fax resume to 403-340-0762 or email resume to

Truckers/ Drivers


F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Part time weekdays. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC. Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

Spanky’s Transit Mix


is looking for concrete truck drivers. Call Gary 403-396-5993

Misc. Help




Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades • GED preparation Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 BUSY lube shop in Camrose, AB. seeking exp’d manager, exc. wages and benefits 780-678-0539 DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 F/T sales and customer service associate, bilingual French/English an asset. Hourly wage plus benefits. email:

To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 day a week. Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Red Deer Public School District requires an Information Technology Assistant at Hunting Hills High School. For more information visit our website at

Business Services #1000 - #1430

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



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 RICK’S 30 yrs., ref’s: taping paint, texture 403-864-6540 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060



CLEANING SERVICES Specializing in eaves trough cleaning, window cleaning & gentle washing of vinyl siding. Pricing packages available. Free quotes, senior discounts. 403-506-4822 VELOX EAVESTROUGH Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368

Massage Therapy


WEEKEND dispatchers req’d. immediately. Knowledge of Red Deer essential. Will require good verbal and written communication skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888

Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

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



AUCTION SALE for Sun. Sept. 22, 10 am 3.5 miles North of Olds on Hwy 2A



Multiple Estate Auction Sunday Sept. 22 Ten O’clock am * Viewing 9 am Location: Ridgewood Community Hall Partial List only 1947 Packard Deluxe Clipper, Touring Sedan, Very clean car and runs great – 2000 F150, Extended Cab – 1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale – 1986 Skidoo Citation LS – 2011 Massey Ferguson Tractor with Bucket, 3 pt Hitch, Rear Hydraulics, Cab, Air, Heater - John Deere Utility Tractor with Bucket, 3 pt Hitch - 2008 Arctic Cat Prowler Side by Side 116 hours - Snowbear 14 ft Trailer, Single Axle - International 354 Tractor, 3 pt Hitch, Live PTO - Acreage Sprayer – 3 pt. Hitch Rototiller - 7 ft. Cultivator - 6 ft. Landscape Rack - Farm King 7 ft. Blade - Inland 6 ft. Snow Blower - 6 ft. Breaking Disc, – 3 pt Hitch Finishing Mower – Antiques & Collectibles – Furniture – Miscellaneous – Tools – and Much More Next Sale October 27 For a complete list and Directions visit www. Terms of Sale: Cash, Cheque, C/C, Everything must be paid for & removed on sale day (NO EXCEPTIONS), 15% buyer’s premium. Sale subject to Additions, Deletions, Errors and Omissions. Cherry Hill Auction & Appraisals Phone 403-342-2514 or 403-347-8988



Household Furnishings

5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650

Misc. Services


5* JUNK REMOVAL Property clean up 340-8666

CHAIRS, 2 large comfy chairs with ottomans. Beige. FREE! 403-896-9416 COUCH, brown IKEA. Corner model. FREE! 403-896-9416

Stereos TV's, VCRs

ing central AB. 403-318-4346

Moving & Storage




PANASONIC, T.V., older model. 35``. Works well. FREE! 403-887-1849

Misc. for Sale


CANNING apparatus with cans supplied. $15. 403-346-5246 ELECTRIC Model Char Broil round BBQ grill on 36” stand on wheels, like new, ideal for condo $60 403-340-8199 FLORESCENT lights, (2) 48`` complete with hanging chains & tubes, or can be mounted solid. Like new. $40. pr; Panasonic fax machine, complete, $40. 403-309-1737 KIDDER slalom ski $50; snow machine helmet/heated shield $20; 8” hand ice auger $35; Weber electric paint sprayer, brand new $40 403-597-6580

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 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

Farm Equipment


TO RENT HAWKUS Quik pick custom bale hauling, custom haul, 16 bale mover 403-588-1146



2290 CASE TRACTOR Good running order. 5300 hours. $9000 obo. Or trade for cattle 403-556-2954

Farm Custom Work


FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227

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


F1 & F1B LABRA DOODLES & GOLDEN DOODLE puppies. Visit text 306-521-1371 or call 403-919-1370

Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner


Household Furnishings


2 CHESTERFIELDS to give away. Call Joe 403-347-3094 2 SMALL white cabinets, can be used as end tables/ printer stands $15/ea. or 2/$25; approx. 10 office room dividers 4’ x 6’, $50/all; antique couch and chair, blue & gold $175 offers 780-884-5441

GOLF CLUBS, Precision $25. 403-347-6466

Travel Packages


PALM SPRINGS, 2 BDRM. 2 bath in seniors 55 + park, golfing, swimming, tennis, golf cart incld, pets welcome $1400/mo. 403-844-4562

Acreages/Farms ..............3010 Houses/Duplexes ............3020 Condos/Townhouses........3030 Manufactured Homes ......3040 Four Plexes/Six Plexes ....3050 Suites ..............................3060 Cottages/Seasonal ..........3070 Roommates Wanted ........3080 Rooms for Rent................3090 Motels/Hotels ..................3100 Offices ..............................3110 Stores/Commercial ..........3120 Industrial ..........................3130 Warehouse Space............3140 Garage Space..................3150 Storage Space ................3160 Land ................................3170 Pasture ............................3180 Mobile Lot ........................3190 Misc. for Rent ..................3200

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

Acreages/Farms ..............3255 Houses/Duplexes ............3260 Suites ..............................3270 Rooms..............................3280 Manufactured Homes ......3290 Housesitting Wanted ........3300 Garage Space..................3310 Storage Space ................3320 Stores/Commercial ..........3330 Office Space ....................3340 Industrial ..........................3350 Warehouse Space............3360 Resorts & Cottages..........3370 Pasture/Land....................3380 Mobile Lot ........................3390

Houses/ Duplexes


PARTIALLY reno’d beautiful house $650/mo. or rent to own with down payment. Call Gary 403-884-2411

Buit custom services 3 trucks, Bunning vertical beaters. JD 544 loader 403-588-1146



BILLY goat 3/4 Kiko, 1/4 Spanish, 4 1/2 yrs. old $350 from Cabrita Hills Farm at Boyne Lake, AB. 403-788-2442


Real Estate #4000 - #4190

Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 Houses Wanted ................4030 Condos/Townhouses ........4040 Acreages ..........................4050 Acreages Wanted ............4060 Farms/Land ......................4070 Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 Manufactured/ Mobile Homes ..................4090 Income Property ..............4100 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 Businesses for Sale..........4140 Buildings for Sale ............4150 Lots for Sale ....................4160 Out of Town Property ......4170 Investment Opportunities ..4180 Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190

Houses For Sale



30” REG. Min. Mare, $750. Reg. min. Filly, $750. 403-227-2680 or email WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

BODY Solid equip. Pd. $1800. Asking $800 obo., Exc. cond. 403-597-3958 Cash Only

For Rent #3000 - #3200




Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

SCROLL Saw, 16” variable speed. Model #55-6721. KITCHEN sink with taps Hardly used. $100. and spray hose $35; 2 suit403-343-2419 cases $15; Royal Thai CUSTOM HEAVY DISCING Hay & Pasture Land SKILL SAW, in case. Light bronze silverware in woodduty; $20; Long metal tool en case $50; 12 tumblers Subsoiling & Scraper Work Equipment Rentals box, 32”x9”x9”, grey; $10; $10; 14 tumblers $10; canCall Field 403-506-0592 Very nice Catelevered Tool vas cooler with pockets, like new $10; clothes box with sockets, MANURE SPREADERS hangers $3 403-358-5247 wrenches, etc. $50. FOR RENT, 403-358-7678 3 Bunning manure spreaders, SHELVING unit, 5 shelves 3 different sizes, vertical $50; filing cabinet, 4 beaters, custom corral Firewood drawers legal size, $20. cleaning with bunning 403-347-6466 spreaders on truck, Phone 403-588-4787 Contact AFFORDABLE Lawrence Buit 403-588-1146 Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 Dogs

Roll top Hoosier, Table & livery avail (403)845-8989 chair sets, Household items, Toys, Collectibles, Garden peddle car, Yard & garden items, Hand & power tools, Supplies Just too much to mention.. COLORADO BLUE Sale is SPRUCE 6’-20’ , equipoutside, so dress for the weather.. 5% admin fees ment for digging, wrapping, basketing, hauling and applies.. Lunch available.. planting. J/V Tree Farm. See U all out at the sale… John 403-350-6439. PILGRIM Auction Service 403-556-5531

Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serv-


BUNK Bed, single & dble. wooden w/mattresses; $750; Entertainment unit, $300. 403-896-9416

BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Sporting Executive Touch del. Lyle 403-783-2275 Goods Massage (newly reno’d) Furniture, Leather couch & SPLIT Dry Firewood. De(FOR MEN)STUDIO loveseat, China cabinets,

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! SHOP HELPER required for busy HVAC company. E-MAIL resume to: info@ or fax: 403-309-8302

Painters/ Decorators

Grain, Feed Hay


ROUND bales, Alfalfa Timothy Brome mix, $50/bale; Clover Alfalfa Timothy mix $40/bale 780-975-3313

Awesome New Home Open concept floor plan, 4 stainless steel appliances, great location in Timberstone close to many amenities. $314,806. Chris 403.392.7118 BIG VALLEY Only $20,000 3 bdrm. on nice large treed lot. Water, sewer, garbage Good terms avail. Owner Dave 780-475-2897

RIMBEY, INVESTMENT PROPERTY, Full duplex. 4 bdrm., SMALL SQUARE HAY and 2 bath, each side. straw 403-340-3061 Decks & more. On large lot in residential area. TIMOTHY & Brome square Close to schools & shopping. Has been renovated. bales, great for horses, apAsking $325,000 obo. prox. 60 lbs. put up dry 403-843-3684 and covered, $5/bale No Agents Please. Sylvan area. 403-887-2798

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Farms/ Land


Antique & Classic Autos








Two Open Houses ONE STOP Sept. 13 & 14 Friday - Saturday 1-5 pm 7 & 15 Brookstone Dr. Come see 2 brand new move in ready, homes in Sylvan Lake under $300 K Jennifer 403.392.6841

WOW. Brand New Home in Timberstone with many stunning features. Open concept, tray ceilings, 3 bdrm, 2 baths $426,100. Call Chris 403-392-7118

Farms/ Land


LAND FOR SALE - Central AB. 1 km off Hwy 12. SW21-40-23-W4. Natural subdivision, creek, oil revenue. Call 403-747-2168

Financial #4400 - #4430

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

Money To Loan

Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300



COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION Red Deer 6th Annual Fall Finale Westerner Park Indoors Sept 20 & 21 Consign your vehicle today 888-296-0528 ext. 102



2008 SANTA FE. Basically loaded. Set of winter tires, on rims. 161,000 km. $11,500 obo. 403-848-1377 2006 TUSCON V6 only 23,700 kms, $12,300 403-346-2867


2006 COROLLA CE. exc. cond. low mileage. $10,500. 403-392-5628 1997 LEXUS needs TLC but runs well $2000 obo 403-886-2358 1997 HONDA, 5 spd., 2 dr., very clean. ***SOLD***

Private Mortgages Our Rates start at 8%. We lend on Equity. Bus. For Self & Bruised Credit Ok. Ron Lewis 403 819 2436

1994 FORD T-Bird, 2 dr., loaded. clean. 352-6995


4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. REDUCED $21,500 Call 403-396-5516 2007 DURAMAX, 197,000 kms., crew cab, 4x4, l/b, $14,800. 403-348-9746



2008 CHEV crew cab, loaded w/leather 197,000 kms, good cond. $7300 403-348-9746

2005 HR Imperial 400 HP Cummins, 4 slides, Aqua-Hot Heating, Jake Brake, 10kW Genset 403-887-0911

Holiday Trailers

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Utility Trailers

2012 Tiffin Allegro Breeze Breeze 32’ Diesel Pusher, 2 slides, 5200 miles, Onan Genset, Leveling system 403-887-0911 1995 PINNACLE Class A 32’ Blue Ox tow pkg. very good value 403-986-2004

Auto Wreckers

5140 5190

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

Public Notice #6000

Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050


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SCRAP metal and cars, trades 403-304-7585


Heritage Chrysler Jeep now requires an experienced

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


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•Skidsteer Services •Gravel Hauling •Excavating


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2010 PREMIER 32’ 2 slideouts, $16,500 403-837-8043

We thank all those that apply. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.


Misc. Automotive

ENCLOSED utility trailer, approx. 8’x4’x4’. Very good H.D. running gear. Needs painting. $195. 403-358-7678

2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. REDUCED $21,500 Call 403-396-5516

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RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519

LAND FOR SALE - Central AB. 1 km off Hwy 12. SW21-40-23-W4. Natural subdivision, creek, Transportation oil revenue. #5000-5300 Call 403-747-2168 Automotive Services ........5010

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

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Mon 8-5; Tues/Wed/Fri 8-6; Thurs 8-7; Sat 9-1


Foundation offers youngsters chance to ride BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express When Christina Ming and Roy Sturgeon began offering riding lessons at the Flying Cross Ranch just north of Lacombe in May, they were disappointed that not everyone who wanted to could afford take advantage of their riding program. Ming said they wanted to offer riding lessons to those who perhaps needed a little financial aid. In order to make that happen, Ming and Sturgeon created the Bud Mathes Youth Equine Foundation. That program, which was officially launched on Sept. 13, already has six students in it. So far, Sturgeon and Ming have been funding the program themselves, but are now looking for more people to help fund the Foundation so that they can help even more people. “We can do so much just on our own but we can do so much more with everyone else’s help,” said Ming. Sturgeon said he named the Foundation after his friend, Bud Mathes, who took him to races as a child and helped him develop his love of horses. “Truthfully he was my best friend for his entire life,” said Sturgeon. “He was very important to me my whole life.” Sturgeon added that he and Mathes’ daughter were also close friends growing up and would show horses together as children. Ming said her desire to help children who are less fortunate when it comes to finances stems from her own experience as a child. “For me, it’s because I

HORSING AROUND – Emily Farnel rides at the recent Flying Cross Ranch open house and fundraiser. was that kid,” said Ming. “I was that kid on the receiving end of that.” Sturgeon added that for his own part, the Bud Mathes Foundation and its subsequent programs for children are his way of giving back from his successful career relating to horses. “I’ve always done well in the horse business for the most part, it’s been good to me” said Sturgeon. “I’ve

been fortunate to be able to do what I can do and I like to give back. I just think it’s important to live.” Ming said that she has seen the joy that her daughters and Sturgeon get out of riding horses and wants to share that kind of experience, or at the least the opportunity to have it, with all children. “I just think that every kid should have the opportunity to be around horses

and ride and just have that experience,” said Ming. Sturgeon added that horses and riding are great pastimes where no programs exist to get children involved in the sport. However, there are many programs in existence to help kids play hockey or other more popular sports. While they are great sports, Sturgeon said they aren’t for everybody. “Not every kid wants to play hockey or ringette

and there are no programs available for kids to do something like this.” Ming added that there are programs for sick children to ride, or other therapeutic riding programs in existence, but none for children who simply have a financial barrier preventing them from riding. She said that is something she wanted to change as there are a lot of costs associate with horseback riding.

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“Riding is an expensive hobby.” As part of the official launch even held on Sept. 13, the Bud Mathes Youth Equine Foundation also hosted a fundraiser through a live and silent auction, raffles and 50/50 draw. For more information on the Bud Mathes Youth Equine Foundation, visit

Fire Prevention Week Join us as we salute our local firefighters The Lacombe Express will publish a special section in the October 10th edition highlighting these amazing people in our community.

Call Lisa today:


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Sensei Clint Robison passes on martial arts experience BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express At the recent Active Living Fair held in Lacombe on Sept. 11, attendees were treated to a demonstration by local martial artists from Lacombe Karate and Kickboxing. Students and instructors from the school showcased their skills demonstrating their abilities in kata, sparring, self-defense and board and brick-breaking. Sensei Clint Robison, head instructor at Lacombe Karate and Kickboxing, said karate is a fun, interesting way for people to get some exercise while learning something new. “It gives people something to do,” said Robison. “That’s what we offer. A way to better yourself.” A fan of Bruce Lee, Robison started taking karate lessons after watching Lee’s movies sparked his interest in martial arts. Robison said he saw an ad in the paper, signed up for classes and has never looked back. Many people get involved with martial arts for reasons similar to Robison’s, but not everyone realizes the amount of effort and dedication it takes to develop the skills. Robison said it takes years to develop substantial skills in martial arts. He added it took him seven years to earn his black belt in karate. “It takes a lot of hard work and discipline,” said Robison. “You have to train hard for many years.” For children just starting in karate, Robison said they can develop good skills, enough to defend themselves against an average person with no combat training, in two to three years. He added that, on average, students in his system earn their black belts within five to seven years. During the years of hard work that it took to get to where he is, Robison stayed hooked on karate. He said the competitive aspect of karate was something that kept him interested in the sport when he was younger and training for his black belt. Competition is an important aspect of karate for Robison, he said. Not only did it keep him interested in training for many years, Robison said he believes competing helps his students grow as karate practitioners. “You really get experience by putting yourself out there, you test your skills

WOODSPLITTER – Sensei Clint Robison uses an aerial kick to break a stack of boards during a karate demonstration at the Lacombe Memorial Centre recently.

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against other clubs,” said Robison. He added that the goal of competition is not necessarily to win every match, but to learn from competing against other practitioners. Robison said that his students are strongly encouraged to compete in as many tournaments as possible. He said that this helps students immensely when they apply to test for their black belt and he tries to have his students compete in at least 10 tournaments by the time they test for black belt. Today, it is teaching that keeps Robison involved in karate. He said he enjoys being able to impart his experience on to his students and see them improve and grow in their skills. As

such, it is fitting that Robison’s students address with the title, ‘sensei’ which is a Japanese word for ‘teacher’ and a title used to refer to all black belts at Lacombe Karate and Kickboxing. While Robison has his black belt in karate, he has by no means reached the end of the road in his karate training. He said there are five degrees of black belt in his system and it is possible that the head of Zen Karate, Dwight Scheer, who is based out of Saskatoon, could contact him in the near future to test for his third degree black belt. Robison trained under and earned his black belt from Sensei Lyle Cheney at Cheney’s Zen Karate and Kickboxing in Red Deer.

Today, Lacombe Karate and Kickboxing is still a sister school of Cheney’s school in Red Deer. Karate is not the only martial art offered at Lacombe Karate and Kickboxing. As the name suggests, Robison also offers lessons in kickboxing. He said he first tried kickboxing while he was a brown belt in karate. After training in kickboxing for a year, Robison had his first fight, which he won, in Prince Albert. “I liked that too, I liked the full contact,” said Robison. He added that his experience in karate was a great benefit in kickboxing, as he had experience with more dynamic kicks other kickboxers weren’t used to seeing.

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Lacombe Raiders see season success so far Halfway through their football season, Lacombe’s Bantam Raiders are doing quite well. Already boasting a lossless season thus far, the Raiders added another game to the win column after steamrolling the Hunting Hills High School Lightning 46 – 0 at MEGlobal Field last weekend. Mike Wood, head coach for the Raiders, said that all of the games thus far have been won with fairly large margins and he attributes


the Raiders’ success to its experienced roster. “We have a very strong team,� said Wood. “They are very hungry and want to win.� Saturday’s game began well for the Raiders, who wasted no time establishing a substantial lead over their opponents from Red Deer. Lacombe’s Raiders then continued that lead throughout the entire game, not once letting the Lightning score. Even with the insurance policy of such a sizeable lead, the Raiders never let off. Even the few slip-ups


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fter much thought and careful consideration, I want to conÄrm my intent to pursue the ofÄce of Mayor for the City of Lacombe. I believe in Lacombe and respect those that choose to make it their home. Our community is demanding a 'common sense approach to municipal government' and I want to do my part in making that happen!

the team made didn’t set them back at all as Hunting Hills High School failed to capitalize on Lacombe’s mistakes.

“WE HAVE A VERY STRONG TEAM. THEY ARE VERY HUNGRY AND WANT TO WIN.â€? MIKE WOOD Wood said that the team has 18 returning players and the team’s rookies are also showing a lot of promise. He added that the talent and leadership of the Raiders’ core players, quarterback David Muellar, who Wood said is “Probably the best, quarterback in the leagueâ€?, linebacker James Wood and running back Ben AriďŹ n contributes greatly to the Raiders success. Coaches can also take some credit for the incredible season the Raiders have been having, said Wood. He added the full coaching staff of the Raiders know that they are another strength that supports the already talented team. There are still three more games in the Raiders’ regular season. Wood said the real test for the Raiders will be when they face-off against Stettler during Football Day in Lacombe on Sept. 28. Like the Raiders, Stettler also has a strong roster and has been

OUTTA MY WAY – Evan Standish shoves a Lightning player out of his path as he makes a long run down the gridiron. beating teams “Quite handily,� said Wood. While the Raiders have a strong roster and a strong team, there are a few things, like tackling on defense and timing on offense, said Wood. However, Wood said he is comfortable the Raiders are in good shape for the rest of the season.

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“The rest will come.� Wood went on to say that the Raiders coaching philosophy is to develop the players so that they are better in the next season, regardless of whether they will be returning as Raiders or moving onto other teams. “Having that philosophy, we’ve grown into a team that wins quite consistently,� said Wood. He added basics and fundamentals are key for this coaching formula and therefore are also the key to why the

Raiders are such a strong team. Every year, the Raiders set a goal to win a provincial title, said Wood. He said that, were the post-season to begin immediately, he would expect the Raiders to perform well. “I’m extremely conďŹ dent in our team for sure.â€? Next game for the Lacombe Bantam Raiders is at 11 a.m. on Sept. 21 at MEGlobal Field. Come out and see the Raiders take on Ponoka.

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