Richards acclaimed as Stettler’s mayor After a narrow victory to become mayor of Stettler in the last election, Dick Richards is “thrilled” to maintain his seat uncontested in this year’s election. “I like to think that it is voters’ confidence in me and that the leadership of council is in good hands,” Richards said Tuesday, the day after nominations closed. “I still have a passion for what I do.” Richards was elected in the last election
after a 27-vote victory over Will Brown, who is running for councillor in the campaign for the Oct. 21 election. Serving as mayor for four years, Richards succeeded Jim Hunter, who stepped down when he was appointed a provincial judge. With five incumbent councillors facing six challenges, the mayor is pleased with the strong interest in Stettler’s town
council. “I think it demonstrates that there is a desire to move the town forward and there are a lot of people with a desire to be part of that team,” Richards said. “We have such a diverse group of new candidates.” While two newcomers were defeated in the last election and are back in the race this time around, four are new on the ballot.
The mayor urged voters to get active in the electoral process. “It’s important that the voters engage in the election campaign and find out what each candidate stands for,” Richards said. “If you don’t vote, you don’t have a right to complain about decisions of council.” Prior to taking over the mayor’s seat, Richards served as a councillor for nine years. — Froese
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GOING GREEN — Student council president Maddie Kuefler cuts the ribbon Friday to officially open the green space behind Stettler Middle School. It features trees, benches and pathways. After the ceremony, students and staff headed to West Stettler Park for Terry Fox Day activities. See also pages A6 and B4.
Six challengers bid for town council seats won’t need to go the polls, after all three seats were acclaimed. The winners are longtime mayor Dale Kent, Coun. Sherry Jamieson and newcomer Matthew Koenraadt. Mayors in the villages are selected by council.
RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter While the incumbent, Dick Richards, has been acclaimed as Stettler’s mayor, six challengers face five incumbent councillors in the bid to serve on town council. Nominations closed Monday for the Oct. 21 vote. Will Brown and James Tebbe are seeking council seats after falling short in the last election three years ago. Zachary Jackson, Sean Nolls, Karen Sernecky and James Smith are the newcomers on the ballot. They will face incumbent councillors Malcolm Fischer, who topped the polls last time, Darcy Bachman, Al Campbell and Steve Wildeboer, while Peter Simons will again seek seats on town council and school trustee for the Clearview School Division in the Stettler ward. Brown, the pastor of Stettler Community Church, lost to Richards for the mayoral chair by a slim margin (689-662) in the previous municipal election. Tebbe finished ninth out of 11 candidates for councillor last time around. County reeve victorious For seven councillors in the County of Stettler, two wards were uncontested, while 11 people are vying for five seats. County reeve Wayne Nixon was acclaimed in Donalda–Red Willow (Ward 7). James Nibourg returns unchallenged in
WAYNE NIXON Erskine South–Warden (Ward 5). Byemoor-Endiang has a three-way race as Lawrence Wilkie faces former councillor Les Stulberg, who lost 119118 in the last election, and John Schofer, who also seeks to return as a Clearview School Division trustee after losing three years ago. Former reeve Vic Carey wants to make a comeback when he challenges Greggory Jackson in Botha-Gadsby (Ward 3). Three other wards have two-way battles. Former councillor Dave Grover is set to return to Big Valley (Ward 2) to face Terry Schiffner, who edged Grover 86-82 in the last election. Two brothers are seeking seats in two areas. Joe Gendre is looking to secure his seat in Erskine –Buffalo Lake (Ward 6) against Guy Nietz, who lost to Gendre 134-129 in the last battle. Ernie Gendre has challenged Blake Chapman in the Stettler ward (4). Halkirk councillors all set to return Residents in Halkirk
Big Valley stands pat Voters in Big Valley won’t go to the polls, either, as incumbents Gail Knudtson and Lois Miller and newcomer Ken Johnson have filled the three council seats. Donalda race is on Electors in Donalda will have four names on the ballot to choose three councillors, with Mayor Bruce Gartside and incumbent Dan Knudtson joined by Shane Fox and D. Paul McKay.
Dahmer in Halkirk, Brian Bunbury in Federal, Tyrill Hewitt in Bulwark, Reeve George Glazier in Coronation and Diane Elliott in Brownfield. Mayoralty race in line for Castor Longtime Castor mayor Gary DeVloo is being challenged by Catherine Wylie, while seven candidates are seeking six councillor seats. Ballot newcomers Cody Borek, Richard Elhard, Tony Nichols, Travis Ryan and Lonny Nelner challenge incumbents Brenda Wismer and Rod Zinger. Bashaw in limbo Bashaw Mayor Penny
Shantz was acclaimed, while incumbent Bryan Gust was the only person to file for one of four councillor seats. The nomination term has been extended. “We will keep it open,” said Bashaw returning officer Loretta Paget. Camrose County reports opening Camrose County council reported that the local seat remained unclaimed for Bashaw, Meeting Creek and north (Division 1). Alix set for challenge With the mayor elected by council, Alix has six candidates seeking five seats, as newcomers Vicki Soltermann, Jody Louise
Widmann and Arlene E. Nelson challenge incumbents Curtis Irving Peterson, Robert Fehr and Gordon Christensen. Clive returns five All five seats on Clive council have been acclaimed, as newcomers Marvin Wieler have joined incumbents Anita Tillard, Daniel Graden, Luci Henry and Beverly Krochak. Delburne welcomes same slate All five seats on Village of Delburne council were filled by acclamation, with Amy Beard, Darlene Dushanek, Judith Hogan, Tim Wilson and Mayor Ray Reckseidler back in office.
Botha has four names on ballot Three seats are being contested by four candidates — Fay Betts, Flo Iskiw, Ken Hoekstra and Jim Renschler. Gadsby candidates ready to go For three seats on Gadsby council, Brian Burks, Kim Cooper, Fred Entwisle and Laura Kelly-Stevenson are in the running. No election in plans for County of Paintearth All seven incumbents in the County of Paintearth have been acclaimed. “We will have no elections,” said Tarolyn Peach, the county’s chief administrative officer. New to council, Doreen Blumhagen becomes the second woman on board, representing Halkirk after incumbent Tony Nibourg decided to bow out. She joins current councillors Walter Weber in Castor, Rocky
Voters go to the polls Oct. 21 in local and school board elections. See also Page A3.
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Castor squadron cadets practise marches during a weekly training session Monday night in Castor, while about 35 people discussed the squadron’s future amid reports of a potential move to Stettler.
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who plan to become leaders, by the end of October. “There’s no way you want to see this die in Castor. There’s no way I want to see this die in Castor. We are proud of this squadron and Castor is centrally located.” Castor leaders and supporters were encouraged and relieved to keep the cadets in Castor. Despite expressing concerns in the past week, they’re optimistic about the future of the squadron, which has been in the community for more than 40 years. “I am very happy with this meeting and I want this going in the right direction,” said Annette Allen, who chairs the squadron sponsoring committee. “We need to get those CICs.” Those positions (with pay) can be served by any trained person, and they don’t need to have children in the program, Robinson said. While the training process takes about eight to 12 months to complete, candidates can start their roles prior to that.
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One parent promoted the role during the meeting. “I want to help because I saw the need,” Todd Wright said. “I want to stay here and help cadets grow and Annette needs support. This is free, so you have to give you time to keep this going.” Advisors from the Central Wing say they’re committed to keeping cadets in the community. “If you want to keep it in Castor, we are here to support that,” said Evelyne Huseby, the Central Wing advisor. “We know the kids want it.” Currently with 17 cadets, members travel from as far away as Stettler, Coronation, Byemoor, Forestburg, Hanna and Veteran for training in Castor. Ideally, 20 to 25 members with adequate leaders helps create a sustainable squadron, Huseby said. For information, or to become a CIC, contact Allen at 403-575-0997 (cell), 403-578-2752 (home) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Simons back in contention for school, council seats RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Three seats in the Stettler region will be contested in the Clearview School Division, while three other seats have been secured by acclaimation. Nomination day was Monday, and the election is set for Oct. 21. Stettler Ward (3) incumbent Peter Simons and newcomers Staci Gerlitz and Dave Goodwin are vying for two seats. Again, Simons will seek to maintain his seats on Clearview and as councillor for the Town of Stettler. For the area of Erskine and Donalda (Ward 1), Patricia Standage challenges incumbent trustee Cheri Neitz of Erskine. Down in the Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor area (Ward 4), incumbent Rhonda Maggin faces former trustee John Schofer, who is also seeking a seat on County of Stettler council for Byemoor-Endiang. Unchallenged in their wards, Yvette Cassidy will continue to serve Big Valley after 11 years, while in the east, Karen Holloway will still represent Castor after 15 years, as will board chairman Ken Checkel in Coronation after 15 years. “We are encouraging residents of Town of Stettler and in the County of Stettler to help choose the community
members who will serve on the board of trustees by casting a ballot for school trustee when they vote in the upcoming Oct. 21 election,” returning officer Peter Neale said in a news release. He said voting for school board trustees on election day “is important because the school board makes decisions that affect the community’s economic, social and cultural life.” Neale said the board annually manages more than 31 million in tax dollars, employs over 450 people and is responsible for the care and education of more than 2,400 school-aged children. “Our policies and decisions have a tremendous impact on the local community, whether residents have children in school or not. That’s why it’s important to hear from the whole community at the ballot box.” For further information on the election or polling location, visit clearview.ab.ca Catholic board With all seven incumbents on the East Central Alberta Catholic school board acclaimed, Duane Austin represents Stettler, after Chris Nichols decided to bow out. Rob Nichols remains on board to represent Castor and Halkirk. Out north in the Battle River School Division, Bashaw area incumbent Kendall Severson of Camrose County South was returned by acclamation.
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Clearview plans to communicate clearly RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter In keeping with its “vision for excellence in local public education,” the Clearview School Division has taken steps to try to improve communications in the district. The school board wants to engage its partners more effectively as part of a new strategic plan. Community engagement, communications, a user-friendly budget process, teacher excellence, health and wellness for students, and staff and school programming, were listed as the “pillars” during the board’s regular meeting last Wednesday. “We have some great ideas and they all fit together,” said Ken Checkel, who chairs the board. “One of the drives is that we want to move ahead with the pilot project at the Stettler schools and to look at small schools.” That pilot project involves the consolidation of administration at the Stettler elementary and middle schools. The strategy framework is part of the three-year plan the district is required to submit to Alberta Education by Nov. 30, he said. “We want to talk to staff and communities more and the measure of a lot of these things will be done by
survey.” Trustee Patty Dittrick reminded the board that the division is committed to communications. Last month, the board decided to host a community forum to update parents on the Stettler pilot project. She suggested plans to analyze ways to develop co-operative programming for Castor and Coronation area schools be taken to the community after a report is presented in December. “That’s another issue we can present, to find out what kind of program needs to be at each school or shared,” Dittrick said. After she expressed concern that the series of community consultation meetings last year failed to have an effective follow-up, new associate superintendent Peter Neale later shared that such dialogue is necessary. He said it’s part of the budget process that he experienced with previous school divisions. “At the end of the process, we had a ‘What We Heard’ report and I’ve got good feedback about that,” said Neale, who joined Clearview this summer. He also explained that during the budget process, he has historically provided a narrative description of funding sources and priorities “for readers to simply understand.” One trustee said parents are eager
to be active and are beginning to understand some of the budget issues. “People are hungry to get involved,” Yvette Cassidy said. “There is momentum.” On the issue of health and wellness, Cassidy questioned why the school division was spending so much time on that component when parents and Alberta Health Services have the responsibility to care for the students in that regard. The division has been active in raising the health consciousness of staff and students. “We have a wellness committee working with schools and we could measure students’ health,” said trustee Karen Holloway, noting that staff are scheduled to be measured in January. Healthy students are also a priority for the administration, the board was told. “Many parents do not choose healthy lifestyles for their children, and the more we do, the better the students do in class and in exams,” said Eileen Johnston, the director of student services, who was sitting in for superintendent John Bailey. The board was advised to work in consultation with a provincial task force on “teacher excellence.” Trustees also agreed to discuss that strategy during a meeting when the superintendent is present.
At the least, get out to vote on Oct. 21 Local government election campaigns are underway and it’s time for voters to get fully engaged in helping shape the future of their communities. Municipal councils and school boards are the government closest to citizens, and they make decisions that affect residents the most. So it’s vital that voters get active in the election process. With all the negativity of provincial and federal governments, local governments such as municipal councils and school boards have the reputation of being the most accessible and easiest for citizens to work with. The “local” elected officials are committed to make their community — your community — a bet-
ter place to live, working in positive and productive ways with residents as partners. They don’t necessarily have a hidden agenda and party lines to tow. In small communities, the elected official is familiar and someone that’s easily approachable. Now that the names on the ballot have been confirmed, eligible electors are urged to exercise their democratic right and vote wisely to elect municipal councils and school boards for the next four years. First of all, mark Oct. 21 as voting day and remember that proof of identification will be required to vote, even if the election officers know who you are. No identification means no ballot. In order to make wise choices, get to know the
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candidates and the platforms. What candidate has the best vision for the next four years and beyond, with the best ideas to advance the community? While many incumbents have the experience, do they appear to still be quality candidates, or is it time to bring on new candidates with fresh ideas and renewed energy. Where council members and school trustees have already served more than one term, I suspect that this will be their final election. As a result, it might be
good time to start bringing up a quality candidate to become the next mayor, reeve or school board chair during this term. With the longer terms, an elected official will be effective and strongest for two terms — eight years. So if most incumbents on council or school board are returned, the next election in 2017 might well see sweeping changes. Considering that, it’s probably better to have some new faces around the table. Talk about the election and candidates with your family, friends and neighbours. Attend an all-candidates forum in your community. Read the candidate profiles in this community newspaper. If you don’t vote, don’t complain after the election.
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Waiting is an act of faith “Wait upon the Lord; Be strong ... Yes, wait upon the Lord” (Psalm 27:14). Waiting is difficult and I don’t know anyone who actually likes it. No one has ever told me that they love red lights, cherish extended winters, or that they can’t wait to get into another long, arduous checkout line. There are however some things we can do to make waiting more tolerable. When I was in college I had Greek vocabulary and Bible verses written on index cards hanging from my gearshift so that I could memorize and review them at red lights. I enjoy talking with people when I’m in lineups and I always bring a good book to read if I think I’m going to be waiting in an office somewhere; the latter exercise is so effective that I almost regret when my name is called. I said “almost” ... I’d rather not have to wait. Warren Wiersbe, commenting on the grueling matter of waiting wrote, “The ability to calm your soul and wait before God is one of the most difficult things in the Christian life. Our old nature is restless...the world around us is frantically
in a hurry.” Often, we are like New England preacher Phillips Brooks. A friend noticed him nervously pacing the floor and asked, “What’s the problem?” Brooks replied, “The problem is that I’m in a hurry, but God isn’t!” Learning how to wait is very important. The word wait occurs approximately 110 times in the Bible, sometimes as a command and often with reference to waiting upon God. The Bible teaches us to wait for His strength (Isaiah 40:31), for His answer to our prayers (Psalm 38:15), for assurance of forgiveness (Psalm 130:5), and for
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guidance (Psalm 25:5). Perhaps it would be helpful to recognize that waiting doesn’t have to be passive. It can be and should be both active and profitable. G. Campbell Morgan said that, “Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, activity under command, readiness for any new command that might come and the ability to wait until the command is given.” It should be added that waiting, when properly entered into, is also an act of faith. It incorporates watching while waiting and holds positive expectations. In other words, we know that though God has called us to wait, we also know that He will come through with what He has promised. Like sailors on a slow-moving ship, we watch for a glimpse of land, and know that eventually it will appear. “With all my heart, I am waiting, Lord, for you! I trust your promises” (Psalm 130:5).
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By Peter Boys The Financial Coach Spending time at the family cottage creates a legacy of priceless memories. Your kids and grandchildren love it just as much as you do you. The longer you’ve owned it, the greater its market value. Emotional appreciation is enjoyed tax-free (until further notice), but financial appreciation gets taxed. When you and your spouse die, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) considers it as if you sold the cottage at its current market value. The difference between your original cost and its current value (called ‘capital gains’) gets taxed. The
tax rate on capital gains is approximately 19.5 per cent in Alberta, so a cottage bought for $100,000 and now worth $500,000 will see CRA owed approximately $78,000 of taxes on deemed disposition. If your estate has too little cash to pay your final tax bill, your heirs may be forced to sell the cottage and liquidate other assets just to pay the taxes due when your final tax return is filed. So if you want to keep the family cottage in your family, consider these more attractive strategies: • Transfer the cottage to your children right now. But consider these two accompanying pitfalls. First, you cannot sell it to
your children for a song. CRA will claim that you sold if at fair market value, and then tax appropriately. Second, your children must establish their cost basis on the selling price (the lower value you tried to use) so their future capital gains will be that much higher! • Establish a cottage trust. Unlike a testamentary trust, which takes effect when you die, this is an intervivos or living trust. Trusts are popular because they provide you with control over your assets which get distributed to the beneficiaries in the future. Intervivos trusts are usually flexible so you will not have to make any final decisions now. However,
in most cases, you will be taxed on the capital gain at the time of the transfer. • Designate the cottage as your principal residence. If your cottage has appreciated more than your home, this could be a good choice. It shelters the full amount of future gains if you transfer ownership to a family member now, or favorably increase the adjusted cost base of the cottage, thus reducing the taxable capital gains when you sell the cottage or die. • Use life insurance to provide the money: To pay the final tax bill on the cottage. Joint and last-todie life insurance can serve a special purpose here. The benefit is paid on the second death, the same time
the taxes will be due. Each spouse leaves the cottage to the other either by will or by right of survivorship if owned jointly. When the surviving spouse dies, the insurance benefit is paid to the beneficiary or the estate, providing the cash needed to pay the tax bill. The cottage itself is left to the children in the will. Enjoy your time away from the city with family and friends, but don’t forget the CRA is your silent partner with a financial interest in your property. Do what you can to ensure enjoyment for generations to come. And always get professional advice before implementing any tax planning arrangements, and beware of doing it yourself.
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Premier Getty opens Erskine School in 1992 2002 — 11 years ago — Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 30-person bicycle, led by local stroke survivors Bill Lane and Danny Grover, made its way through the streets of Byemoor. — Many crops in the area are a 100 per cent write-off, following the worst drought in 100 years. — Olana Norman, born and raised at Stettler, was awarded first place in a national photography competition. — Helen Bailey, Westwoods’ correspondent for the Independent for the past 38 years, was honoured with a surprise 85th birthday party at Gadsby. — Endmoor community volunteers were recognized with a steak barbecue at the Endiang Hall.
— Donalda resident Mary Dubyna celebrated her 102nd birthday. — Harry Home of Jasper was the first inductee at the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame in Big Valley. 1992 — 21 years ago — Stettler MLA and Premier Don Getty attended the Erskine School renovation official opening. — Redford Peeples was elected Stettler’s mayor by acclamation, after Bob Stewart stepped down. — Diploma marks for Stettler high school students were above average, despite a teachers’ strike that lasted for 22 instructional days. — Local 4-H members Stephanie Mappin, April Mappin, Heath McCrindle, Virginia Chostner and Jimilee Carothers have raised more
than 150 pheasants for the Alberta government’s Raise and Release program. — Jim and Grace Rae of Scotland spent three weeks in the area visiting relatives — Mickey Pearn at Stettler and Andy and Agnes Sorensen and Alex and Anne Smith at Endiang. — Teachers inducted into the Alberta Teachers’ Association at a banquet in Stettler were: Tammy Stimson, Rose Pearson, Karen Lane, Gordon Goodrich, Darrel Dobson, Jeff Lee, Jodie Limpert, Tara Anderson, Myles Corbett, Suzanne Schollie and Bridie Forde. 1982 — 31 years ago — Alan Willis of the Stettler Independent was installed as presi-
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‘Dangerous wait times’ for Alberta health care It’s been nearly five years since the Alberta government began to centralize rural ambulance services away from municipalities that have resulted in some drastic and dangerous increases in wait-times. The effects of this centralization of emergency services are being felt in many rural areas throughout the province of Alberta. In 2010, Airdrie’s integrated system was disbanded and in turn they saw a 30 per cent increase in wait-times for ambulance service in a very short period of time. Previous to these changes, Lacombe had an impressive standard of two minutes; today, they have seen it climb to in-excess of ten minutes. By the end of 2012, average wait times in some communities across the province reached dangerous levels. Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House both have reported wait-times of 15 minutes; Brooks has an 18-minute wait-time; Cardston is 21 minutes; and Pincher Creek has reached an astonishing 30 minutes. We must remember that these wait-times are averages; which means the time you wait for an ambulance may be shorter or longer than the times reported. With that in mind, consider the possibility of being in need of this lifesaving service, but having to wait 40 minutes before firstresponders can be on scene. This ultimately could and will be the difference between life and death. The continued mismanagement of the province’s Health Care system by the Alberta government has meant a failure to meet their own eight-hour benchmark for admittance into ER for nearly half the patients transported by ambulance to hospitals. These excessive wait-times have had a drastic negative effect on EMS response times because they are left immobile while waiting for patients to be admitted into ERs. The centralization of services has also resulted in periods of time where entire communities are left vulnerable after ambulances have been sent to different towns
From the Legislature MLA Report by Rick Strankman and cities to pick up patients. The people of the Drumheller-Stettler constituency can be particularly vulnerable when our already limited resources are dispatched elsewhere. It can cause what are already long wait-times to become dangerous wait-times. The government continues to exacerbate this situation by squeezing our municipalities, first-responders and volunteers, while leaving them short-changed on resources. Short-changing our front-line workers, on the resources they need to cut wait-times in our ERs, must be brought to an end. Municipalities need the freedom to contract and choose the best ambulance service for their local needs, instead of having it dictated by the province. As a proud member of the Wildrose Official Opposition, I will continue to encourage the Alberta government to put Albertans first and fix these critical services we all rely on, by putting the decision-making back in the hands of local people who best know their communities’ requirements. To check local emergency response wait-times across Alberta you can see them at: albertahealthservices.ca/ems. asp. If you have any questions concerning this column, please contact my office (Drumheller, 403-823-8181; Stettler, 403-742-4284; Hanna, 403-854-4333) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Good branding in eye of beholder The branding of Canadian beef was recently discussed at a Canada Beef Inc. (CBI) seminar in Calgary. The thrust of the discussion was the value of having a genuine allencompassing “Canadian Beef” label for both domestic and export markets. There is much to be said for such an approach mainly that it fixes a familiar quality and national perception in the consumer’s eye. The trick then is for agencies like CBI to promote the qualities of the brand so that consumers instantly perceive the label as being a premium product compared to any other beef product that doesn’t have the label. There was a broad consensus that a “Canada” label worked well in export markets where Canadian beef faces tough competition from other national brands like US Beef or New Zealand Beef. But it seems the Canadian label may not have the same premium impact in the domestic market. No one is disputing the quality and safety of our product — that is assumed and expected by the Canadian consumer. But it seems some marketers might be wanting more of a competitive edge in retailing and just the Canadian label may not be enough. For example, a Quebec restaurateur at the event reported he was
using a “Western Canada Beef” label, because his customers assume that is where quality beef comes from — seems logical. That brought up further discussion on organic, natural and humane handling labels all for niche markets and where the Canadian Beef label fits in with those marketing angles. I would suggest they all fit because the point is to sell beef in a way that the consumer will buy more of it. If that means lifestyle, production method or regional labelling then full steam ahead. If that supersedes the Canadian label – then that’s the verdict of the marketplace and the consumer. But that wide-open approach can bring on somewhat misleading labelling just to gain a marketing advantage - that’s nothing new in the world of advertising.. What did annoy some folks at the seminar was the trend of some retailers to begin dictating that meat should come from certain production systems or even production percep-
tions. The reference clearly was towards the gestation stall issue for sows and restricted cages for laying hens. But beef was implicated because of negative perceptions about hormone and antibiotic use in feedlots. It was felt that none of those issues affected meat quality, but it was driving a wedge between meat from different production systems through labelling at the expense of producers. Perhaps one of the most blatant examples of such misleading labelling is a current campaign by a very large retailer called “Free From.” The advertising claims that their pork, chicken and turkey is raised free from hormones and antibiotics. However in that same advertising a small print line is added that states all pork, chicken and turkey is raised without hormones and antibiotics. You might as well add lamb, mutton, veal and game meat to that free from list. It’s clearly a marketing ploy that tries to exploit consumer ignorance. Which brings up a point
many of the attendees I expect were quietly thinking after noting the Western Canada label being used in Quebec. There is a proven iconic label that has historic connections to quality western beef and that seems ready for a glorious return to its rightful place in national beef marketing – you know it of course “Alberta Beef.” I am willing to bet most retailers across Canada would welcome the return of that legendary label. That label continues to be promoted but just in Alberta - relaunching the label on a national campaign is presently fraught with cattle politics. The idea does not go over well with Ontario cattle organizations that feel that there own “Ontario corn-fed Beef” label should not have to compete with an Alberta Beef label in their own province. The compromise is to encourage retailers to use the “Canadian Beef” label. But it seems retailers are not that convinced it has the same provenance as say Alberta or Western Canada. A number of processors and retailers even use their own trademark quality labels. There is a message in all this and there should be a common sense approach, but it seems a resolution will have to take some big leaps to overcome the political hurdles.
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STETTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL By Mikayla Torgerson and Ryan Mielke It’s time to kick off another great year at Stettler Middle School! The first week of school was filled with fun activities organized by Mr. Peters, one of the newest members of staff. Stettler Middle School welcomes Mr. Peters and Mr. Teasdale to our school this year. People were able to meet all the wonderful staff at our open house on Monday. A school council meeting was held Monday night. Our annual Terry Fox Run and activity day was on Friday. The students ran to West Stettler Park in the morning and then had an afternoon filled with fun activities. We also held a hat day on Thursday where we raised money in support of Terry Fox. We wanted to welcome our students back with a school dance last Friday evening. Over the summer, Ms. Foster, Mr. Poapst and a handful of students helped put together SMS’s first green space! It’s a beautiful area with trees, benches and a lot of seating for the students to hang out in during breaks. It is out back behind the school, so check it out when you get a chance. Thank you for all the hard work! SMS has been in full swing with volleyball. Students had a chance to participate in a beach volleyball tournament held in Castor on Sept. 17. All the kids
who participated had a fun time. Both boys and girls indoor teams have started practices and even went to a tournament in Ponoka this past Saturday. There is a full season planned with games and tournaments in the planning. We are even hosting our own tournament on Oct. 26, so come on out and cheer the boys and girls on! Cross-country has started up once again on Mondays and Wednesdays. They have been busy preparing for the Peace Hills meet this past Saturday in Wetaskiwin, as well as the upcoming CARA and CWAJHAA meets. Hockey Academy has already been on the ice, helping hockey students prepare for tryouts and practices. Mr. Nixon is happy to be back teaching this option. SMS has a couple new options this year: film studies and photography. Y-CAT (Youth Cultural Ambassador Training) has started up again and meets on Tuesdays at lunch. The girls’ group starts today over lunch and is eager to get going! Magazine sales will run from Oct. 7 to 16, while fruit sales will run from Oct. 23 to 27. This fundraising is crucial to running all our extracurricular programs; so all contributions are much appreciated. Yearbooks are available for any students attending SMS in 2012-13 at the office for $25. There are only a few left, so get yours before they’re gone.
Hats of all shapes and sizes appeared last Thursday as Stettler Middle School students fashioned hat day.
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The phrase ”Open sesame” conjures up a sense of excitement and anticipation. That is exactly what happened at our Open House last Thursday when students introduced their teachers to their parents. Mrs. Fischer, our principal, introduced all staff and showed a short video to explain “the Leader in me “ program that is currently being implemented in our school. It was so good to meet parents and siblings. As teachers, we value parental teamwork regarding students’ education. Thank you to all who came out. This past week, the Grade 1 students at Stettler Elementary School enjoyed a yoga class with yoga instructor Andrea DeYoung. Andrea taught the students and teachers a kid-friendly routine, a meditation activity, and a song. The students really enjoyed having Andrea come in to teach them! The Grade 1 teachers hope to practice yoga with the students during their daily physical education class and are thankful that Andrea was able to come in to Stettler Elementary School to instruct them. Gage Hunt brought his bearded dragon to 4SC during our Science period. We learned many interesting facts: Eragon’s food has to be smaller than the space that is between her eyes. She puts the food in her beard and sits under her heat lamp to digest it. She eats clover in their back yard and often plays with Gage’s kitten. We thank Sarah for bringing Gage’s pet into our classroom for a great science lesson. Like many of the classes in SES, Mrs. Sylvester’s Grade 1 class started the year off with the
end in mind (habit 2). They worked together to form a class mission statement by brainstorming all the things they hoped would happen while in grade one. After lots of ideas the students agreed that this year, they want to learn many new things. They want to remember to sharpen the saw (habit 7/ take brain breaks) while at home and school. Lastly they wanted their classroom to be a nice, happy, and friendly place to be. All the students agreed on this mission by signing their names to it. The class then made a big poster size mission statement with their handprints on it. Every morning, the students find their handprint, put their hand in it, and drag it into the mission statement. This helps 1MS to start everyday “with the end in mind.” Many classes in our school start their day with a similar activity. This Friday, SES students from kindergarten to Grade 5 will run in our annual Stettler Elementary School Terry Fox Run. This is the 20th year that we have completed a Terry Fox Run at Stettler Elementary. It was Terry’s dream that each Canadian donate $1 to cancer research. Our pep-rally is in the gym at 1:15 p.m., just before the run. Our walk/ run will start at 1:30 p.m. and last for 30 minutes. Parents, grandparents, younger siblings, etc., are invited to join us. Last year, many family members pledged SES students online using a credit card. To do so, log on to terryfox. org and click on donate. We look forward to this worthwhile fundraiser for cancer research. I will conclude with Terry’s words: “I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try.”
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Simple methods key to extending life of vehicle According to data from TrueCar.com, in 2012 the average new car cost $30,500. That’s a considerable expense, especially at a time when fuel costs remain high and cost of living continues to rise. Because new cars have become so expensive, more and more vehicle owners are looking for ways to extend the life of their vehicles. The longer a car can stay on the road, the better an investment that vehicle becomes. Fortunately, there are several steps vehicle owners can take that should ensure their vehicles stay on the road for years to come. • Scale back on short trips. The toll cold starts take on a vehicle can add up over time. When a car is started, condensation builds up in the vehicle’s exhaust system. On longer trips, that condensation will gradually evaporate. However, on short trips, that condensation often does not have enough time to evaporate, and over time too many short trips will lead to an accumulation of water in the muffler that can lead to rust and rust holes on the muffler. Short trips also can negatively affect gas mileage. When possible, leave your car at home on trips into town when you can just as easily walk or ride a bicycle. Over time, reducing the amount of short
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BIG VALLEY BULLETIN By Linda Stillinger The annual Big Valley School Terry Fox Run takes place today. Community members who wish to join in this event are invited to come to the school at 1:30 p.m. There will be a small presentation before going to the golf course for the run. The students of the Big Valley School would like to thank the organizers of the Memorial Golf Tournament for their generous donation to our Breakfast Program. Your continued support is always appreciated. The Big Valley 4-H Beef Club will be holding an organizational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Big
Valley Arena. For more information, please contact Doug Duncan at 403-876-2564. The Big Valley Minor Hockey Association is holding a fundraising bottle drive on Friday, Oct. 4. Bottle pickup in the village will be done after school on that day. If you would like to donate, but will not be home, please leave you donations bagged by your driveway. Country residents, please call Andrea at 403-876-2064 to make arrangements for pick up. Thank you for your support. Big Valley Hall Board Bingo begins the new season on Thursday, October 3. Warm up is at 7:30 p.m. with regular bingo starting at 8:00 p.m. Hope to see you there. The Annable, Bahan, Scott, Stuber,
Shaw, Ridley, McCrindle, Webster, Swainston, Kastik, and Evans families would like to thank everyone for coming out to make this year’s Memorial Golf Tournament such a successful and fun day. A big thank you to everyone who donated prizes, cash etc.; to Paul Jensen for the beverage carts; to Bill for the roast beef to go with the burgers and salads; to Lorne for being our M.C. and drawing the teams with Curt; to Dennis and everyone else who helped out in any way. 58 golfers came out to have fun on the perfect sunny day. After a 4-way chip off, the team of Curt Watts, Lionel Stuber, Aimee and Alisha (granddaughters of Harry and Fran Stuber) came out the winners. Many thanks to Dan
and Fran of the Big Valley Inn for donating all the ice and the rum Texas Mickey for a raffle. Cerwin Annable was the lucky ticket holder. There were lots of other prizes to give out so everyone got something. The hole prizes were won by Dan Houle (closest to pin on #2); Ron Milton (closest to power pole on #3); Curt Watts (longest men’s drive on #5); Wayne Garrison (longest putt on #7) and Myra Greig (closest to hula hoop on #8). This year all profits from the tournament will be donated to the Big Valley Cemetery, the Big Valley Fire Department, the Big Valley School Lunch Program and the Museum Building Fund. It’s always great to see everyone come out and we hope you can make it again next year.
BOTHA BOOSTER By Louise Bellair Fall is officially here, I guess, with things turning colours and farmers all over trying to get harvest in before it gets to cold and winter hits, all the birds are flocking together and starting to head north, gardening is getting finished now, and the nights are getting cooler, and a person can sure notice less hours of daylight now. Sympathy goes out to the family of Lee Shepherd, who passed away peacefully at the age of 55 on Sept. 15.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Lee Shepherd was a longtime resident of this community and will be truly missed. Get ready to come out this Saturday at 6 p.m. for an exciting
time at the Hillbilly Hoedown at the Botha Arena. ADULTS ONLY, PLEASE. There will be a supper served which will be grits and jowels (sounds interesting). Grits and jowels is beef on the bun, corn on the cob, and salads. The Domino Band will entertain the crowd that evening. This really sounds like a fun time for all. Adults, make sure you don’t miss this event. Tickets are available now from any Botha Community Centre members and/or at the door. So make sure you purchase your tickets quickly. Then the day after this event, make sure you come out to the Botha Hall at 1:30 p.m. to enjoy the music from the Charlotte and Fat Gilmer’s Band, plus two young guitarists, and two young
violinists. It’s also a great band, which everyone will surely enjoy. So make sure you come out that Sunday for a fantastic time. There will be a Pot Luck Luncheon, so the committee is asking everyone to bring with you either buns/sandwiches or desserts to share with everyone. These Old time Dances have no age limit, so everyone can come out and have fun. Quilting happens again on Monday (the 30th), starting at 9 a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. Everyone is more than welcome to come out to this — quilters and non-quilters. They would love to teach you all they know about this fantastic skill. Come out the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:15 p.m. to
HALKIRK HERALD By Dorothy Anderson and Rose Koenraadt One night last week, several individuals were spotted removing two metal barricades, plus two orange warning cones, from around a former construction site on Alberta Avenue, police reported. Prior to that, “unknown” people removed the street signs from the corner of Alberta Avenue and Main Street. If anyone knows the whereabouts of those pieces of stolen property, they’re asked to contact the RCMP or return them to the village. The school council held its first meeting of the season last Monday evening. The 2013-14 executive is Melody Neufeld as chairperson with Tara Schilling as vice-chair. Lisa Kent is the secretary and Cynthia Perry holds the position of treasurer. Several young moms are room reps and others are looking after the school lunch program. Council will hold an orchard apple sale fundraiser soon. A very good representation of parents were on hand to “meet the teachers,” three of whom are new to the staff. Winter hours at the local transfer waste station begin the first of October. Those are on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A large gathering of ladies were on hand as Cindy Creasey was honoured with a bridal shower on Friday evening. Seated at the head table to assist the bride were her attendants Lyndsay Hall, Sarah Galloway, Michelle Lepard, Monica Donald and Amber Creasey, as well as her mom, Ann Creasey and Steven’s mom, Judy Brilz. Games, gifts, visiting and lunch make for a lovely evening. Cindy and Steven will marry on Oct 12. Barbara Schilling celebrated her 90th birthday with a gathering of family and friends on Saturday afternoon at Paragon Place. Surprise guests included her brother, Harold Stiles from Vancouver and her aunt Skip Stiles with her family from Edmonton. Many of her former neighbours originally from South Halkirk travelled from across the province to attend. Happy birthday, Barb. Belated birthday greetings go out to Roy Tomlinson who celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 5 in Lethbridge. Roy lives in his own home, golfs and bowls, plus spends time at the gym each week. Bill and Peggy were among the family present. Unable to attend was granddaughter Heather and Shawn, who are now living and working in Port Alberni, B.C. Irene Schilling along
with her sisters Ida Hallett and Doreen Johnson recently visited with cousins in Cereal, Oyen and Hanna, and then went on to a further visit in Edmonton. To celebrate McGuire Kent’s 14th birthday, he and four friends went to the car races in Wetaskwin. The highlight was a toss-up between the demolition race or getting to ride in a race car! Happy birthday McGuire. Linda Lehmann became a grandmother again with the birth of Ryder Orion Campbell Cipperley. Ryder’s dad and mom, Lance and Kaleisha, live at Campbell River, B.C. COMING UP: Oct. 3 and 10 — Ham and Turkey Bingos at the Hall at 7:30; Oct. 19 — Elks annual Oyster fry and White elephant sale – contact Elk members for tickets; Oct. 22 – Awards night at the Halkirk school.
see if you’re the big winner. In one more week, Carpet Bowling and Floor Curling will be starting up again for another year. Carpet Bowling will be taking place at 1 p.m. every Wednesday starting Oct. 2, and Floor Curling will be taking place, starting Thursday at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3. So make sure you come out for one, or both of these events. They are a lot of fun and they would love to see everyone attend. Both of these take place at the Botha Senior Centre. Another event that happens at the Botha Senior Centre is the Botha monthly meetings. The next meeting will take place on Monday, Oct. 7, starting at 11:30 a.m. These start out with a potluck luncheon, with the meeting
happening right after the meal. The committee is asking everyone to bring your favourite dish with you to share at the pot luck. All seniors are invited to attend all these meetings. One more Thursday for church services for this month. Then starting Sunday, Oct. 6, church services will be held at 1 p.m. every Sunday for the month of October. So make sure you take a notice to the time change. With it being fall, it usually means fall cleaning, so if you would like to go to the Botha Transit Station, the hours are as follows: every Tuesday from 1 till 5:30 p.m. and than again every Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. till noon. So hopefully, this works with everyone’s timeframes.
GADSBY/WESTWOODS By Paulette Heer Another week of good weather for the farmers and golfers alike! With no sign of rain in the forecast, be extra careful with barbeques and bon fires, especially with our winds. Vic and Barb Carey have returned home from a restful holiday. They flew to Abbotsford, B.C., where Barb’s sister Laurie picked them up. On to Chiliwack, where they stayed with Laurie and her husband Andy Brownlow for about a week. While there cousin Lea Johnson from North Vancouver visited them as did niece Trish (Ganshirt) and Scott and their family, Jenna and Daniel from Hope, B.C. Barb and Vic enjoyed Laurie and Andy’s two girls Amanda and Tammie who came for supper one evening. Gloria and Stan Diegel helped grandson Alexander Skocdopole celebrate his 14th birthday with the family, Richelle and Greg, Elliot, Chandler, Bridget and Jinger; Arden and Deanne, Sophie, Sadie, Eva and Ella; Wade and Ybiett, Jasmin, Kassandra, Elijah and Isabella; Tasha, Mac, Clyde and Jules as well as Grandma Dixie Skocdopole. Also staying with Richelle and Greg and family were cousin Jan and her husband Dave and their son Liam from Selkirk, Scotland, who have enjoyed a fun
week with Richelle and Greg. Congratulations to Dan and Carla Tuck who were married on Saturday, Sept. 14. Reception and dance were held at Westwoods Agriplex. Dan and Carla reside in Gadsby. Kay and Doug Hankinson, along with Wayne and Margery Glasier, travelled to Eckville on Saturday for a family graveside memorial service for the late Carl, Isabel and Trevor (son) Glasier. Joining the family for lunch following the service, in Eckville. Gadsby District Hobby Club monthly bingo saw 19 people on Saturday night with lots of laughter and visiting. The loonie pot is still growing. A dozen card players turned out for the cribbage tournament at Heritage Place last week. Dustin Potter had the best score of the day, with Bonnie Manson coming in a close second. More events are planned for the winter months ahead. Sympathies to the Quance family; Gloria and Stan, Stan and Bonnie, Dwight and Iva Lee, Pearl and Orval and all their families on the passing of their cousin George (Geordie) Elliot, originally from Donalda, residing in Spruce Grove. Geordie took his high school in Stettler and was well known to many. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 26 in Spruce Grove. He was 61 years of age.
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East Central Alberta Heritage Society receives donation of $2,500 from ATCO Electric for the railway restoration project from Stettler to Donalda, as (from left) Donalda Mayor Bruce Gartside, society member Charlie Usher, president Norma Leslie and treasurer Al Leinweber accept cheque from ATCO rep Greg Coe.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
ENDIANG/BYEMOOR NEWS By Les and Rosemary Stulberg We are pleased to welcome a young family to our community. Danny and Marie Grams and their three children have m ove d i n t o J e s s e a n d Brittiany Hebert’s former home in Byemoor. Their daughter Keshna is in Grade 4 and their two boys, Kalel and Katavin, are pre-schoolers. Danny
is employed at the Ralph Walker farm. The Byemoor School s t u d e n t s h ave s t a r t e d their swimming lessons in Stettler. Shelley Schellenberg is driving the bus twice a week to Stettler for the lessons. Lois Ballinger of Paragon Place lodge in Stettler was in Endiang on Thursday to meet a group of her home-town friends for lunch at Ruthie’s Roost.
The group enjoyed visiting and the entertainment of singer Christine Schauer from Millet. Christine stopped to see her friend Ruth at the café and entertain enroute to Maple Creek, Sask. for a cowboy poetry gathering. Dee Green along with Bob and Eileen Green of Stettler travelled to a community centre just outside Calgary on Saturday for the 80th birthday
celebration of Ivan Wagner. Ivan’s birthday was Sept. 17 — he is Eileen Green’s brother and a former Byemoor resident. The Endmoor Drop-In Centre is starting up its crib meets for the fall season beginning on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the centre. Crib goes the first and third Tuesdays of each month with everyone welcome. You don’t have to be a senior to play.
T h e S u l l iva n L a k e West Agricultural Society is looking for volunteers to work at the Cash Casino in Red Deer on Oct. 16 and 17. Anyone interested in helping can contact Twila Buchwitz at the Byemoor Store. The proceeds will go towards operating the hockey arena. The district had its first killing frost on Wednesday to end a lengthy growing season. Sunday was
the first day of autumn, but we are still enjoying summer-like weather. Keep in mind the Byemoor Hotel is hosting its Sunday breakfast once again on the last Sunday of the month.
soon. Here a couple of jokes to make your harvest go a little easier: A bus load of politicians were driving down a country road one afternoon, when all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer’s field. Seeing what happened, the old farmer went over to investigate. He then proceeded to dig a hole and bury the
politicians. A few days later, the local county Mountie came out, saw the crashed bus and asked the old farmer, “Were they all dead?” The old farmer replied, “Well, some of them said they weren’t, but you know how them politicians lie.” AND … A farm boy remembers the first truck he bought, the first girl he kissed and the first tractor he drove, and not necessarily in that order!
Quote of the week — “How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?” — Author Unknown
RUMSEY RECORD By Patty Steen It has been a beautiful fall for the farmers and, well, for everyone. We could use a lot of rain or moisture right now, but it has gone on long enough that we might as well finish the harvest then start the rain dance. With that in mind, I would like to remind all of you about the Fall Supper, always the first Friday in November, so this year
it will be on Nov 1. It is a great time to get caught up with your friends and neighbours on what has been happening with a delicious meal provided by the community. It runs usually from 5 to 7 p.m. with lots of time to visit afterwards. Marilyn Olmstead was hostess for the Birthday Party at St. Mary’s Seniors Lodge in Trochu for the month of September. Music was provided by the
Marion Stickle Band of Three Hills and enjoyed by all. They sang a Happy Birthday to only one guest this month, Ida Sydness; that is very unusual! Next month will be hosted by Lois Kiemele. It is wonderful that the ladies of our community keep this tradition going, if you ever want to help there is always room for an extra pair of hands. Football is well underway in our house. Russel
had a tough game last Friday, as the Wildcats lost 7-3 to Wetaskiwin on a late touchdown. It was a tough game for the Wildcats to lose after holding the Sabres off for so long, but that is the way of sports. Please let me know how your kids are doing as volleyball is well underway, as well, and I know the hockey tryouts are winding down and regular season play will be starting
DONALDA DIARY By Darlene Tantrum
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The Donalda Cemetery Club thanks the volunteers who came out the last two Saturdays for the work bee at the cemetery. We managed to redo both flower beds with shrubs, remove old covers and fill in with clay and black dirt then reseed to grass. We also straightened some of the head stones. A lot of work was completed in two days. That all came at a cost, which was covered with grant monies an inheritance and family donations. A big thank-you to Henry Eichhorn for working up the flower bed for so many
years. This is the last week to get your tickets to the Gary Fjellgaard Dinner and Concert on Sunday at the Donalda hall, hosted by The Donalda and District Museum Society. You can call the museum at 403-8832100, or Darlene at 403883-2253, to reserve your tickets as there will be no tickets sold at the door. The museum society has received a grant for $520 from the Battle River Community Foundation. That reflects monies invested in the foundation under the Donalda & Dsitrict Museum Society funds. The society thanks all for generous contributions. The funds help sustain your
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museum. On Oct. 19, the Donalda Art Society will host an Oktoberfest with live music, Band 5+1, German flair food and bar. The Donalda Parent Council will host a “Ladies Night Out” on Nov. 16. If you are interested in tickets, contact Sheila at 403883-2352 or Allison at 403883-2397. Birthday wishes go out to Alice Kittler, Betty Sideritsch, Justin Fuller, Olivia Awe, Terry Dahl, Hadie Salmon, Aaron Anderson, Lisa Salmon, Nadira Komishke, Colin Bailey, Darren Rider, Ty Nixon, Chad Laye and anyone else celebrating a birthday this week. Happy Birthday!
THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
RICHARD FROESE/Independent reporter
DOG DAY — Town of Stettler hosted the second annual Dog Day of Summer last Saturday at West Stettler Park. Bylaw officer Kevin Duval is the “victim” as he demonstrates with assistant Brad Larson. The park is a popular spot for dog-lovers to walk their favourite pets — dog day or not.
Big-time entertainment in small-town setting Stettler Variety Showcase marks its anniversary with weekly winter lineup of top-notch concerts Submitted by Rose Fenske Stettler Variety Showcase Stettler Variety Showcase Association is a volunteer non-profit association set up to provide cultural enrichment through concerts and drama productions for Stettler and surrounding area. The association began 35 years ago as “Stettler and District Overture Concert Association,” with the goal of bringing, to our rural area, quality artists and performances that would usually only be seen in large centres. The association’s name was later changed to “Stettler Variety Showcase” to highlight “variety” as we continue to present a wide range of genres and styles of family entertainment at a reasonable cost. The volunteer board of directors is made up of 10 to 13 members and all season ticket-holders are considered members of the association. The popularity of the Overture Concert series, being held in a variety of venues, was one of the incentives to build a proper theatre. The Performing Arts Centre was built and became the home for the Sunday concerts. SVS continues to support and contribute to improvements in the PAC. Many guest artists tell us how fortunate we are to have such a lovely facility in a community this size and they love to come here. What began as a four-
show season in 1977, expanded to include a dinner show in 97 and to sold out seasons tickets and full houses until, in 2005, demand led to having two performances, Sunday afternoon and evening, in the PAC. For the past seven years, the season has included a Saturday Dinner Show in the Community Centre and five Sunday shows in the PAC. The membership includes many patrons from the surrounding areas in a 100-mile radius. Besides hosting the concerts, finding and booking artists is a major task of the board. The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is the main source for finding quality, available entertainment by hosting a weekend showcase in October, where many artists from all genres come to promote their performances to board members from all the Presenting Associations in Alberta. Bookings of shows are done a year in advance. Suggestions from our members for quality entertain-
ment are always welcome. The Alberta government has helped fund the concert series through various grants and continues to do so through the “Alberta Foundation for The Arts.” This grant plus the purchase of season and individual show tickets and the efficient work of the board has allowed us to keep ticket prices affordable to everyone. This year’s seasonticket price of $100 for six shows with seven artists, including a three-course dinner is the best deal in the country! Other presenters are charging much more for many of the same artists. Attending live concerts is a great way for an individual or family to spend a winter afternoon or evening. Check out our shows at stettlershowcase.com. Come and enjoy a variety of entertainment and take the opportunity to expand your cultural experiences right in your home community. Tickets are available at Pfeiffer’s House of Music or by mail at Box 2206, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0.
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Originally built in 1927, Stettler United Church celebrates major renovations with an open house this Saturday afternoon in the building that in July was declared a provincial historic resource. “People in the church are thrilled with the new look and we’ve had great support from the congregation and community,” said Betty Birch, who chairs the church board. Supporters will be specially thanked during a rededication service at 2 p.m. that will also feature special music, followed by an open house of the building, a light lunch and displays of various church ministries. “We were out of the sanctuary for six weeks, so it’s good to be back,” Birch said. Atop the renovations were a new roof, floor heating in the sanctuary, new flooring and a revised chancel, which was lowered to make it more appealing, said Larry Wilson, part of the renovation team that also includes Sylvia Peters. Upgrades were determined in 2009 after an extensive inspection. “The roof started to leak and it wrecked the organ,” Wilson said. “The carpet was rippled and caused some people to trip.” Downstairs was given a complete makeover, with a redesigned Sunday school room, new flooring, kitchen area, and reconfigured headquarters for Stettler and District Food Bank. “The whole lower level was gutted and renovated,” Birch said. It was likely the first upgrade since the church was built. “I don’t think much was done since 1927 and had the originally electrical wiring,” Wilson said. “That needed a lot of work.” While washrooms in the building were also modernized, the church added a lift, with financial support from longtime members, the late Dr. Bob Zender and his wife Audrey and family, and through the provincial government for the church becoming a heritage building. Final touches are being made with painting and stucco to the north gable.
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Lightning show spark despite defeat Stettler falls 2-1 to rival Three Hills to open Heritage junior B season JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor The Stettler Lightning didn’t earn any points in their season-opening 2-1 loss to the host Three Hills Thrashers last Friday, but they made their point just the same. “We had pretty good positional control of the hockey game for most of it,” said Doug Smith, coach and general manager of the Heritage Junior Hockey League team. “In the (scoreless) first period, we were very disciplined and maybe deserved a little bit better fate, but it was what it was. For the first game of the regular season, on the road, I thought we did very well. All four lines did a super job. “In the second period, we got up by one, and then we got caught on a late change at our bench for their tying goal. But that period was pretty even. “In the third period, we got a little undisciplined, so that evenutally cost us. The winning goal was on their power play. We came back and hit a couple of goal-posts in the last half of the third period, and we had a couple of good setup chances point-blank that their goaltender made the save on.” Brady Hoover made 44 saves in the Three Hills net, while former Thrasher Simon Thieleman blocked 24 shots for Stettler. Thieleman was charged with a double-minor in the third period, and Connor Ablett responded with the power-play winner at 9:20 for his second goal of the night. Veteran forward Reese Anheliger scored the lone Lightning goal, and newcomer Joel Meredith picked up an assist. “All in all, we need to do some specialteams work, because we just haven’t been together long enough to get the power play sharp, with some new personnel in there,” said Smith, whose club went 3-0 in the preseason. “Penalty kill, though, I thought we did pretty well for the first time out for a lot of those guys. There was some really good efforts on the penalty kill. “Our goaltending was solid and I thought the defence did a good job of controlling the front of our net. Simon only had to make five or six really tough saves. The rest we kind of kept all in front of him.
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Reese Anheliger (yellow jersey) scored the lone Stettler goal Friday night in the Lightning’s 2-1 loss to the Three Hills Thrashers in their Heritage Junior Hockey League season-opener at Three Hills. The Lightning visit the Red Deer Vipers this Saturday.
So I thought that was a real plus. The only thing we didn’t do was finish.” Smith said the Lightning’s depth showed in that he was able to roll four lines all night, even with veterans out of the lineup — Derek Mulhbach and Wyat Haustein weren’t available because of work, and second-year defenceman Steven Fletcher of Castor is attending college in Calgary, but is still expected for some games this fall and full-time later in the season.
“I thought the two defencemen — D.J. (Kistner) and Blake Johnson — that went up front in Friday’s game did a super job. You could tell that Blake has played a little bit of wing before.” Johnson is from New Brunswick and is working in Bashaw. Bashaw’s Ryan Graff, who graduated from high school last spring, has joinined the Lightning after skating with the Ponoka Stampeders earlier in the pre-season.
“He skates very well for a big kid and can move the puck really well,” Smith said of Graff, a defenceman. “Guys like Logan Davidson, I thought he had a terrific game. He’s just an honest, hard-working player. You get heart and determination — and that goes a long way.” Up next for the Lightning is a Saturday road game against the Red Deer Vipers. Stettler’s home-opener is Oct. 5, a week from Saturday, against the Banff Bears.
Wildcats come up short against Wetaskiwin — and also on the high school practice field JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor
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Nicholas Baharally of the Stettler Wildcats tries to make room for teammate Matt Gudgeon (30) during their 7-3 loss to the Wetaskiwin Sabres in Central Alberta High School Football League action Friday night at Stettler.
Norbert Baharally isn’t necessarily calling his players to the principal’s office, but he wouldn’t mind seeing a few more of them at football practice. The longtime coach of the Stettler Wildcats — and the William E. Hay Composite High School principal — is perplexed that too many Wildcats are opting out of much-needed practices in a rebuilding year for the perennial contender. “We were low on numbers again today,” Baharally said Monday night after the first practice since Friday’s 7-3 loss to the visiting Wetaskiwin Sabres. “That’s been the typical routine. I don’t know what’s happening. People don’t let us know where they’re at. I think we had 23 there today — if not, 22.” The failure of most of those missing players to notify the coaching staff has only added to the frustration, he said. “It’s a different team this year. They’re not very considerate to the fact that you’ve got eight coaches
out there waiting to coach them, and they’re not telling us what they’re doing. They just don’t show up. “Of course, we’re in a position where we can’t sit people (out of games) because they’re not going to practice, because then we wouldn’t even have 24 people.” The Wildcats’ lack of practice showed in their home-opening loss to Wetaskiwin. Stettler’s record dropped to 1-2 in the Central Alberta High School Football League. This Friday at 4:30 p.m., the Wildcats visit the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House. After a low turnout at training camp in August, the Wildcats had appeared to weather a shortage of bodies, as more players committed to play when the school year began. Almost 40 players are in the mix, but that’s not the case at daily practices Monday through Thursday. “Oh yeah, we look good on paper,” Baharally said. “But it’s a matter of trying to get everybody (on board) at the same time. Continued on Page B5
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Stettler coach Ernie Shirreff directs his players’ attention toward the scoreboard after the Cougars outscored Notre Dame 22-0 in the second half Saturday to win 53-28.
Stettler goes on offence in battle of Cougars Facing considerably stronger competition than in their previous two games, the Stettler Cougars rose to the challenge at home last Saturday and posted a 53-28 victory over the Notre Dame Junior Cougars of Red Deer. It was Stettler’s third win in as many Central Alberta Football League bantam games this season. The hometown Cougars scored touchdowns on their first five possessions, but
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had trouble stopping the equally strong Notre Dame offence. The visiting Cougars scored on the last play of the first half to keep the score close, as Stettler took a three-point lead (31-28) into the break. But the second half was an enitrely different story. Stettler’s offence continued to produce on long runs — but Notre Dame was shut out in the final half. Teron Garbutt, Will McDonald and
Keegan St. Denis each scored multiple touchdowns for the unbeaten Cougars. The fleet-footed Garbutt ran for three majors, while St. Denis and McDonald each had a couple of touchdowns. Cooper Smyth of Stettler had the big play of the game, with an 85-yard pass reception for a touchdown, Johanesse Smith scored a pair of touchdowns for the Red Deer visitors. This weekend, Stettler travels to
Lacombe on Saturday night for a firstplace battle. The Cougars are back home in Stettler for an Oct. 5 game against the Lindsay Thurber Junior Raiders of Red Deer. Meanwhile, the Stettler Panthers — the provincial Tier 4 peewee champions last season — stage their home-opener Saturday against the Lacombe Explosion. The Panthers, who scored shutout wins in their two games, had a bye last weekend.
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Stettler Cougars quarterback Jordan Lane looks past Isaac Colosimo of the Notre Dame Junior Cougars during bantam football action Saturday in Stettler. BELOW: Jordan Smyth breaks through in Stettler’s 53-28 victory.
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Wildcats active in league, tournament play CHASE ROSLAND Independent reporter Just a week into the season, volleyball teams from William E. Hay Composite High School are already busy Wildcats. The Wildcat senior boys’ team went to a tiebreaker last Wednesday before losing to the host Camrose Trojans in season-opening action. “It was a tough match,” said Stettler coach Jefferson McClung. The Wildcats took two out of four sets to force a tiebreaking match, which they lost 17-15. “The boys played well and strong,” McClung said. The Wildcat JV boys didn’t have a league game last week, but they were victorious in their season-opener this Monday at Rocky Mountain House. The JV boys and the senior boys will host Lacombe this Wednesday for their home-openers. Stettter’s senior girls won their first game last Tuesday at Camrose, but then lost three straight games to the Trojans by narrow margins. “All the girls played well,” said Wildcats coach Rachelle Campeau. “Although there were a lot of mistakes made, after all, it was our first game. “One major issue that hurt us the most was conditioning, with fatigue already starting to visibly set in by the end of the second match. But that is something that will come in time with
practise and workouts. “My assistant, Michelle Bruce, and I commented that we are fortunate to have a deep bench this year, in that I am confident in putting any one of the girls out there and know they have the ability to play to the level expected of them. They also showed some really good things that make me believe they have the potential to be a very strong team as the year progresses.” The Wildcat JV girls played their first league game in Camrose last Tuesday, winning the third of four matches. “The team put up a good fight, keeping the second and fourth matches very close in points scored,” said coach Alicia Kneeland. Stettler’s Brooke Clark was awarded player of the game for her setting and serving abilities, even while healing from a minor shoulder injury, her coach said. Both the senior girls and the JV girls were slated to face HJ Cody of Sylvan Lake on Tuesday in their home-openers. The senior boys and girls Wildcat teams travelled to Ardrossan on the weekend for their first tournament of the volleyball season. “The Wildcat boys played very well,” McClung said. “We played some difficult matches.” Although the Stettler teams didn’t win any trophies, the senior girls won the consolation final. “It was a definite team effort,” Campeau said after
Stettler edged Assumption 15-12 in the third and deciding match. “Being their first tournament, we had a few rough moments, but I was pleased to see the improvements in game play and the overall dynamics in teamwork throughout the weekend,” “All the girls had a part in the action by showing the depth our bench has in playing ability.” The JV boys and girls Wildcat teams played in the Bishop O’Byrne tournament in Calgary on the weekend. “Both teams showed great improvement of skills and team work,” said Kneeland, who coaches the girls. “On Saturday, the junior boys played well and were involved in several close and tense games,” said coach Derrick Hatch. “It left us wishing that this wasn’t the last day of the tournament.” Cross-country William E. Hay crosscountry runners Corey Garbutt, Jenny Taylor and Andrew Kim, all of Grade 12, and Max McHollister of Grade 9, ran in Wetaskiwan on Saturday in the 15th annual Peace Hills crosscountry meet. Each runner accomplished their personal goals, said Wildcats coach Lorrie Stayura. Garbutt, Taylor, Kim and McHollister, along with Aaryn Lynham, Alicia Nibourg, Alyssa Henderson and Nikyta Lachowsky, plan to attend the Spartan Tough invitational meet Thursday at New Norway.
Wildcats’ Morgan VanDusen (front), Bailey Steinhoff and Allison Cassidy are set for the serve in the Ardrossan senior girls’ volleyball tournament last weekend.
Mackenzie Berry (left), Lize-Marie Bouwer and Kennedy Fisher enjoy a break during the William E. Hay students’ canoe trip on the Red Deer River last week.
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High school rookie Madelyn Schauer of Halkirk is off to a fast start in the Alberta High School Rodeo Association, leading District 2 in barrels and goat-tying events.
Schauer, Van Straten rope in rodeo buckles CHASE ROSLAND Independent reporter
Quinton Van Straten (left) of Stettler accepts the tie-down roping championship buckle from Brady Betlamini at the Battle River High School Rodeo in Ponoka.
Now in Grade 11, Quinton Van Straten of Stettler is a veteran cowboy in the Alberta High School Rodeo Association circuit. After a standout run at the junior high level, Van Straten has been competing at the high school rung since Grade 9, and his experience has showed in the first half of the 2013-14 high school rodeo season. “The season has been pretty good,” said Van Straten, who won the tie-down roping buckle earlier this month at the Battle River High School Rodeo in Ponoka. At the same rodeo, Van Straten and partner Brady Betlamini of Winfield placed second for the team-roping average. The Ponoka event was a breakthrough weekend for another District 2 competitor, rookie Madelyn Schauer of Halkirk. The Grade 9 cowgirl won the barrel-racing and goat-tying events. Schauer leads the District 2 pack in those events with just one rodeo — this weekend at Carstairs — left in the pre-Christmas schedule. The Carstairs event was added to the calendar this year and the Tees high school rodeo — traditionally held in the fall — has been moved to next spring. This season began in late August with the Stettler rodeo, which was home cookin’ for the likes of Van Straten, Schauer and
the other cowboys and cowgirls from the Stettler, Big Valley and Delburne regions. When he wasn’t busy on his family farm, Van Straten was on the rodeo circuit last summer. He competed in the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede on Labour Day weekend, the same weekend that he participated in the high school rodeo at Bowden. Since then, he’s had high school events in Ponoka, Sundre and — just this past weekend — Rocky Mountain House. At the Rocky rodeo, his highlight was a third-place finish in Day 2 steer-wrestling action Sunday. Schauer keptt on rolling in Rocky as she and partner Jenny Massing of Ponoka won the team-roping event. This weekend in Carstairs, Van Straten might not be competing. Other competitors, however, will be able to use Van Straten’s steer-wrestling and calfroping horses. “It’s important to have good horses, so more guys can ride them,” he said. After the Carstairs rodeo, the Alberta high school season breaks for the winter before resuming in late April and running through the June provincial finals at Ponoka. Among other District 2 competitors from the Stettler area are Hope and Luke Skocdopole, Allie Hiemstra, Brooke Cooper, Jaycee Davidson, Nikki Vanderlee, Shane Peters, Logan, Evan and Ty Spady, Grady Thomson and bull-riding newcomer Kyle Froese.
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Senior quarterback Stephen Zuk is one of the Stettler Wildcats’ dedicated players.
“It’s hard to (practise plays) when everybody is different every day. The week before, we win in Camrose, and on the Monday after, hardly any bodies (show up for practice). We lose (last Friday), same thing, hardly any bodies (Monday). “It’s sad, because I do think we have a good core of talented players, but it’s tough to put together a team with unity when nobody is there together at the same time.” On the plus side, “we’ve got eight to 10 guys that are there all the time,” Baharally said. “Nicholas (Baharally) and Stephen (Zuk) and Jordan McCallum, and even Matthew Gudgeon — who’s a secondyear player now but in Grade 12 — and Darren Gendre, those are some of the seniors that are there every day. Those five guys, they’re showing up and they’re pounding it out. But they have a different love of the game than maybe some of these other guys.” Many of the indifferent players are juggling part-time jobs and opting to go to work after school hours — instead of football practice. It’s become the Alberta reality, where students not only enter the workforce at a young age, but also own vehicles and need to pay bills. “That’s true,” Baharally said. “It’s different this year, with the fact that a good majority of our seniors are working and some of them are in situations where they now have their own vehicles and they have to pay for that and insurance and everything else. So that’s part of the stressor. “The other thing is we’ve got some Grade 12 or (Grade) 11 kids that are living independently, either with friends or something like that, so they need to work to try to get some money for that. It’s just a different culture right now. “I’m not going to make them choose between work and being on the football team, because I know they would probably choose work and they would leave football.” He hopes that with the help of the captains, the Wildcats can rally the troops to at least show more of a commitment for the rest of the season.
“I’m hoping something will happen with the captains,” Baharally said about organizing a prospective team meeting. “But I don’t think there’s anything anybody can do, because (those missing players) are choosing to just go to work. “That’s the biggest difficulty, is that they’re working two, sometimes three times a week, so when we’re on the field practising four days a week, they’re there (just) once a week — and then everybody shows up for the game.” Despite the practice-personnel conundrum, Baharally believes there’s still hope for the Wildcats. “I’m trying to keep them positive,” Baharally said. “Tonight again, I told them, we still have a chance to win, to finish first in our division. But we need to beat Rocky on Friday, and then we need to hope that Rocky beats Wetaskiwin when they face each other. It would be a three-way tie for first in our division — it comes down to points for and against. “And our defence has played well. It’s played pretty well the last couple of games. But our offence definitely struggled on Friday. “So we’re going to try a few new things on offence. We’re going to try a few new bodies at some different positions. Good teams show their resilience, and the true test is going to come Friday.” Frank van Ommeren’s opening field goal accounted for Stettler’s lone offence against Wetaskiwin, which responded with a Terry Branco touchdown in the fourth quarter. Tailgate party set for Oct. 4 as Wildcats go under lights The Wildcats’ next home game, Oct. 4 against Ponoka, is scheduled to be played under the lights. “For the first time in Stettler Wildcats’ history, we will be playing under the lights in our hometown,” said manager Patty Steen. “We will also be hosting a tailgate party prior to the (7 p.m.) game, starting at 6 o’clock with hamburgers and hotdogs, cold sodas and water on ice (no alcohol, please) in the high school parking lot. The community is invited to join us and set up their own tailgate picnics. Bring your lawn chairs, cheering voices and fun fall spirit for this great event.”
Two local major junior players cut Monday Everett reassigns Big Valley’s Mappin; Regina releases Castor overager Ouellette JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor Monday was a tough day for a couple of Stettler-area players dropped from their respective Western Hockey League teams. The Everett Silvertips designated promising 17-yearold centre Ty Mappin of Big Valley for reassignment in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, though his new team wasn’t immediately determined. The Regina Pats released 20-year-old centre Trent Ouellette of Castor and said they would make him available to other WHL teams, or try to find him a junior A team. Ouellette played with the Pats for the past three seasons, while Mappin was a rookie with the Silvertips last season. Mappin was the seventh-overall pick in the 2011 WHL bantam draft, and he landed a berth on Everett’s roster as a 16-year-old, after a standout season with the Canadian major midget champion Red Deer Optimist Rebels. “Mappin was one of the Silvertips’ brightest prospects a year ago,” Everett Herald beat writer Nick Patterson reporterd this week. “He had an up-and-down rookie season, notching five goals and 12 assists in 63 games. Then he was passed on the depth chart this season as he went pointless in four preseason games.” Everett general manager Garry Davidson told Patterson that Mappin had dropped on the Silvertips’ depth chart this season under new coach Kevin Constantine, a former NHL head coach. “It’s one of those things where we had 16 forwards and had to make a decision,” Davidson said. “And I think he (Mappin) was a little concerned about what his role would be this year, as well. I think he was comfortable with going somewhere where he’ll play a lot.” Davidson said the door wasn’t closed on Mappin returning to Everett in the future. “We want him to develop and work his way back here.” The Silvertips are scheduled to visit Alberta next month, and the trip includes an Oct. 8 game against Red Deer. Regina visits the Edmonton Oil Kings tonight and the Red Deer Rebels in a Friday game that would have been a homecoming of sorts for Ouellette. The Pats opened the regular season last weekend with one of the oldest lineups in the WHL, reported Greg Harder of the Regina Leader-Post. “They got significantly younger on Monday by cutting 20-year-olds Trent Ouellette and Luke Fenske, both of whom were deemed expendable after being leapfrogged on the depth chart by younger players.” The Pats’ new head coach, former assistant Malcolm Cameron, said Ouellette and Fenske didn’t want to play a reduced role in their final season of major junior. “They weren’t really willing and excited about accepting the role and responsibility that the organization has presented to them for this season,” said Cameron, who expressed excitement about the players who will replace them. “It’s a real testament to the young kids on our hockey club. It’s a place the organization hasn’t been in for the last couple of years ... where we’ve had this much depth in younger guys who are ready to step into more important roles.” The Pats retained the WHL rights to Fenske and Ouellette, both of whom are to be assigned to the junior A ranks, Harder wrote. “As 20-year-old role players, their value on the open market will be limited. If a trade doesn’t materialize, they would eventually be released and made available via the waiver wire. Players who aren’t claimed through waivers then become free agents.”
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Ty Mappin (above) and Trent Ouellette (below) join new teams after their WHL clubs made moves on Monday.
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Elsie Pearl McNeill was born February 22, 1919 to Malcolm and Emily McNeill in Consort, Alberta. When she was 18 years old Pearl started working for Lester and Beulah Lohr at Erskine, Alberta. This is where she met the hired man “Don Volker” whom she married on December 31, 1939. To this union seven children were born, six girls and one boy. After raising her family she began house cleaning in Stettler for various families. She also spent ten years working alongside her husband as a janitor at the Erskine School. Pearl belonged to the Union Hall Good Times Club while they resided in the Union Hall district. When they moved into Erskine she was a member of the U.C.W. where she was recognized for 50 years of dedicated service. Pearl was a faithful member of the Marvella Rebekah Lodge, holding many positions within the club. Some of her favorite activities were: playing pool (in her younger years), floor curling, dancing, playing cards, camping and singing around the camp fire with lots of friends and family. In 2002 she moved into Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler where she resided until her passing. Pearl passed away on September 15, 2013 in the Stettler Health Care Centre at the age of 94 years. Pearl was predeceased by her parents Malcolm and Emily McNeill, husband Don Volker, siblings Bob (Marj) McNeill, Mary (Claire) Stevens, Eva (Howard) Volker, infant sister and infant brother, sons in law Martin Bauman and Dale Barclay, grandsons baby Timothy Gardner and Warren Bauman and great great granddaughter Emily Humbke. She is survived by her daughters: Marlene Bauman (Alec), Carole Barclay, Bev Bauman (Gordon), Elaine Cornelssen (Bob), Barb Gardner (Stan), Brenda Reinbold (Dave) and son Allyn Volker (Wendy); 21 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 23 great great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Susan Bowyer officiating. Tributes were given by Barry Stevens and Memories of Grandma were presented by grandchildren Debbie Waugh and Marvin Bauman. Musical Tributes were presented by Marlene Bauman, Alec Salmon, Lane Damberger and Dave Reinbold. Organist Evelyn Strandquist played for the hymns and for soloist Dorothy Hebert as she sang “In the Garden.” Following the service family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by the Union Hall Ladies. Interment took place at Erskine Cemetery where she was laid to rest with her grandsons as Pallbearers Duane Bauman, Marvin Bauman, Terry Barclay, Kerwin Cornelssen, Kelvin Cornelssen, Don Gardner and Kory Reinbold. Honorary Pallbearers were all her beloved grandchildren and her cherished family and friends. The family sang one of Pearl’s favorite songs “You Are My Sunshine.” Memorial donations may be made to the Erskine Cemetery, Erskine UCW or to S.T.A.R.S., c/o Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family by going to www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
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1st Stettler Scouts Information and Registration Night Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:00p.m – 8:30p.m. Scout Hall (North doors 5002 – 47 St. Legion Youth Complex) For more information call 403-741-7022
Children·s Church Held 10 a.m. - every Sunday at St. George’s Anglican Church 4817 - 51 St., Stettler
Happy 65th Larry
I would like to thank Dr. Lockhat and the wonderful staff at the Stettler Hospital for taking good care of me while I was in. I sure appreciate everyone that helped out at the farm and the food that was brought to the field. Special thanks to Todd Tschritter, our daughter Andrea and Jeremy Smith for their long hours, positive attitudes and hard work. Harvest would not have been possible without you. ~Sincerely, Roger Lee
Card Of Thanks VOLKER Marriages The family of Pearl Volker would like to thank the doctors and the nursing staff at the Stettler Hospital for the care they gave our mother while she was there. Thank you to Rev. Susan Bowyer for her visits to mom and for the service. Thank you to the Stettler Funeral Home for making the arrangements. Thank you to family and friends for all the visits, food, cards, phone calls, flowers, etc. Thanks to the Union Hall Ladies for the lunch after the funeral. Thanks to Barry S t e v e n s f o r t h e e u l o g y, Evelyn Strandquist, Dorothy Hebert, Marlene Bauman, BRANDON ELIUK & Alec Salmon, Dave Reinbold KATHRYN CARSTAIRS and Lane Damberger for September 28, 2013 their gift of music at the Stettler Community Hall service. Thank you to the Dance 9 pm grandchildren for their tribute Everyone welcome. to grandma. Thank you to mom’s extended family at the Heart Haven Lodge. Say more with Sincerely: an Announcement The Pearl Volker Family
School for intellectual growth. Sports for physical growth. What about spiritual growth?
KAPITANIUK Winnie Kapitaniuk, daughter of Gordon and Nellie Wells, passed away September 14, 2013 in Edmonton. Winnie was predeceased by her father, Gordon Wells; and sister, Margaret Jones. The funeral was held September 21, 2013 in Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross Cancer Institute or Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“The Armor of God” St. Peter Lutheran Church Sunday School
starting Oct. 6, 2013 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 5712 - 48 Ave. All Welcome 403-742-3211
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St. Peter Lutheran Church
5712–48 Ave., Stettler, AB
Celebration of 100 years of Lutheran Churches in this area
Sunday, September 29, 2013 Program @1:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome Coffee to follow
at St. Peter Lutheran Church 5712 - 48 Ave.
Sat., Oct. 5 2 - 4 p.m.
No gifts please.
The Stettler Junior Badminton Club will hold Registration Night on Monday, Sept. 30 & Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Garage Sales MOVING OUT SALE Saturday, Sept. 28th 10 to 4 p.m.
Fees: Competitive - $225; Recreational - $150 Practices will be Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
MARKETING & MORE 4909-51 Street, Stettler * Office & printing supplies * 3-5 ft. display cases * Xplornet Satellite dish * Wedding & event supplies * Misc. household items * Books, fabric & antiques Info: 1-866-771-6673 or cell 403-916-9006
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GORDIE MacKEEMAN & His Rhythm Boys Sunday, Oct. 6 2:00 & 7:30pm at the PAC
Bluegrass Vocals, Guitars, Step dancing, Multi Instruments
Tickets @ Pfeiffer House of Music & door Adults $20, Students $10 Affordable, Unbeatable Family Entertainment
There’s still time to get your our 2013–14 Season Tickets
52 Heartland Arts Troupe Society presents
LEADING LADIES a comedy by Ken Ludwig
Stettler Community Hall
November 13-16, 2013 Cocktails 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm Book your Staff Christmas party now!!
Tickets available Wells Furniture, Main St. Stettler. 403.742.3223
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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Employment #700 - #920 Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 Restaurant/Hotel ................820 Sales & Distributors ..........830 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 Employment Training ........900 Career Planning ................920
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PENCHECKERS, Hospital Staff, Feed Truck Drivers. Immediate permanent, full-time positions available. Wages are negotiable and will commensurate according to qualifications and experience. Lakeside offers an excellent benefit package. Will train the right candidate. Fax resume to: Duke Joy - JBS Lakeside Feeders 403-362-8231. No telephone inquiries. TRENCHUK CATTLE CO. has positions available at their Feedlot in Smoky Lake. Laborers/feed truck drivers $17-24/hr. Class 1 truck drivers/cattle haulers $23-30/hr. Pen-checkers $20-23/hr. Mechanically inclined $25-30/hr. All the above dependent on experience. Fax resumes to 780-656-3962 or email email@example.com; Call William @ 780-656-0052.
Familiarity with multiline phone system, attention to detail, basic computer skills, and ability to work in a noisy, busy environment is a must. Send resume to: Box 1210, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Attention: Michele
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Town of Stettler ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT The Town of Stettler is seeking an individual who is interested in a career as an Accounting Assistant. This position offers full-time employment (35 hours/week). Reporting to the Of¿ce Administrator essential duties and responsibilities will include: • Prepares Accounts Receivable invoices and statements including assisting with maintenance of the Utility System, Tax System and Business Licensing. • Maintains Insurance Coverage. • Performs Collection Activities. • Performs Financial System updates and analysis. • Assists with Accounts Payable. • Assists with front counter and telephone reception duties. • The job description is not a de¿nitive enumeration of its scope, but represents a general overview of what can be expected in this type of work. The incumbent may be required to perform duties that, although not directly related, are recognized by the Town of Stettler as a component of the position.
$2500 Bonus Every 100 days
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Night Foremen, Day & Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: email@example.com or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted AN ALBERTA OILFIELD Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051 Edson, Alberta.
The Town of Stettler offers a competitive salary and bene¿t package. Interested applicants should forward a resume in con¿dence with references by 1:00 p.m., October 7, 2013 to: Laurie Tait, Of¿ce Administrator Town of Stettler Box 280 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alstar Oilfield is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Team in Hinton. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. Please Apply at www.alstaroilfield.com Career Section “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while Providing quality energy construction solutions” 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 NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: email@example.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.
We thank those persons in advance who submit applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Fluid Experts Ltd.
(5- 10yrs experience)
Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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the following positions: Quality Control Manager to work from Stettler office. • WELDERS • LABOURERS • PIPEFITTERS QC Managers are responsible for overseeing and enforcing quality control pro• SUBCONTRACT CREW TRUCK OPERATORS
cedures as outlined in our Quality Control Policies and Manual. Candidate must Please fax resume to 403-742-0241 or have the following skills; a high level of attention to detail, knowledgeable and emailControl to email@example.com. experience in Quality regulations, guidelines and industry standards. DropResumes off resumes to 4701 42 St., Stettler are accepted by fax- 403-742-0241, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, in person at 4607 - 42 Street, Stettler, AB NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
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Dessert Theatre October 5, 2013 3:00p.m. Stettler Town and Country Museum $20. Tickets available at: Stettler Town and Country Museum 403-742-4534 Wells Furniture, Boomtown Trail
Miss Alice Rogers
Nora Smith recreates Miss Alice Rogers, telephone agent, Delburne, AB. “1908” Loaded everything I owned onto a west bound train, my hopes and dreams in tow. Unawares, my relationship with Alexander Graham Bell and the curious phone calls. Were only just beginning…
Service Rig Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. is seeking qualified candidates to fill Floorhand, Derrickhand and Driller positions. These positions are locally based. Applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary & benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: email@example.com Fax: 403-258-3197 Or mail to: Ste. 5309, 333 - 96 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
A homesteader in Alberta, Irene Parlby fought for rural women and children, became a cabinet minister and was one of the Five to push Persons Case. Reverend John McDougall
Allied Fabrication Fabrication is is aa young Allied young aggressive aggressive company company looking looking for for like-minded like-minded individuals to to join join our our team. team. If you individuals you enjoy enjoy aa fast fast paced, paced,positive positivework workenvironment, environment, pride yourself yourself on on having having an an eye for details, a strong pride strong work work ethic, ethic, and and consider consider yurself reliable yourself reliableplease please send send your your resume. resume. Allied Allied manufactures manufactures oil oil & & gas gas production production equipment gaining aa reputation reputation as as aa equipment from from our our facility facility in in Stettler, Stettler, AB. AB. We We are are quickly quickly gaining high high quality, quality,dependable, dependable,competitive competitivesupplier. supplier. We are now accepting resumes for:
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The Reverend John McDougall was not a stereotypical missionary, He was well equipped to deal with pioneer life in the early Canadian West as a missionary, scout, commissioner, government agent, hunter and trapper. He was appointed Superintendent of School for the Lacombe School Region in the early 1900’s.
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Heartland Youth Centre (HYC) and Associations of Communities Against Abuse (ACAA)
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REPORTER/ PHOTOGRAPHER for County of Grande Prairie area weekly newspapers; you will have journalism experience, camera, car, should have Quark or InDesign experience; firstname.lastname@example.org
MCDONALD’S Restaurants of Stettler, AB, is now hiring full time FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISORS. Starting wage is $13.50 per hour. Previous experience in McDonalds or other quick service industry and/or equivalent education is required. Two to five years previous experience preferred but will consider all applicants. Must be able to supervise staff of between 15 to 20, in all aspects of the fast food industry. Applicants must be willing to work flexible shifts, weekends, evenings and late nights. We offer benefits and opportunities for further advancement. Apply on line at cbay22@ telus.net or fax resume to Cameron Bay Holdings Inc, operating as McDonalds Stettler at 403-783-4251.
THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a well experienced F/T BARTENDER. GOOD WAGES. Must have Ref’s & Exp. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.
IMMEDIATE OPENING in the Viking areas for full-time Grader Operator. Fax resume to Carillion Canada 780-632-5060 or email: drewega @carillionalberta.ca. Phone Dwight 780-208-0077 for more information.
Hydrovac trucks, is accepting resumes for the following positions: * General Labourers * Industrial Painters * Sandblasters * Material Handler * Automotive Electrical Technician * Journeyman Welder / Apprentice * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience * Production Manager Visit our website at: www.tornadotrucks.com for more details. Our Company has an enthusiastic fast paced working environment, with advancement possibilities for the motivated person, and offers an excellent benefit package. fax 403-742-5544 e-mail: email@example.com
CLASS 1 WINCH TRACTOR DRIVER required for Whitecourt, Alberta company. Fax abstract to 780-778-2918. For more information call David at 780-778-0422. FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 20,000/month. 1-800-917-9021. TRUCKING/MIXED FARM Operation requires full-time Class 1 Driver. Cattle hauling, water hauling, and logging. Includes some shop duties. Competitive wages, year round full-time employment. 780-656-0053, Michael.
GAS STATION FOR SALE IN TWO HILLS. Corner of Hwy 36 (heavy load corridor) and 45. Lots of potential. Phone 780-603-1360 or 780-603-7860.
Sunhaven Farms is now accepting applications for experienced SWINE TECHNICIANS at our operations at Red Willow Pork Farms, near Stettler, Alberta. We offer competitive wages ($14-18 per hour), health plan, RRSP contributions and production bonuses. Fax resume with references to 780-842-6917, call Daryl at 780-842-0980, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANDBLASTER REQ’D No exp. necessary, will train. Health plan. Wage $20.hr. +, dependant on exp. 9 - 10 hrs/day expected. Call Terry 403-741-9557
EVENING JANITOR HELP REQUIRED Must be highly motivated, mature, able to work on your own. Bondable. License. Monday to Friday after 4:30 p.m. Fax resume to 403-742-1414 or phone 403-742-1191
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Alberta Human Services, Stettler. If you enjoy providing guidance and direction while achieving organization goals your positive inﬂuence and knowledge will be an asset in the Supervisor position available in this location of Central Alberta, Region 4 Child & Family Services Authority. The Stettler District Ofﬁce is an Outcome Based Service Delivery Site practicing the Signs of Safety approach to child protection casework. Job ID #1019464 Visit jobs.alberta.ca to learn more about this opportunity, to apply online or to ﬁnd out more information about the Government of Alberta.
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We are currently looking for NH3 drivers for our Stettler location. This is a seasonal position. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will possess the following qualiﬁcations: • Possess a valid Class 3 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement • Provide a valid driver’s abstract • Agricultural background an asset
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At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For more than 60 years, we’ve been supplying reliable and efﬁcient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities. Reporting to the Stettler Area Operations Manager, this position provides specialized technical skills to ensure all pipeline facility control systems and equipment are effectively maintained and safely operated in accordance with our standards of performance, policies, and procedures. This position is based in the Hanna, AB area and reports to the Oakland Compressor Station. This position is overtime eligible, part of an on-call rotation and provides emergency support.
• Previous blending, ﬂoating, tender truck experience preferred • TDG/WHMIS training required (course provided)
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MEADOWLANDS HOME with 5 bedrooms and completely finished from top to bottom. Lovely oak kitchen, central air, media room and so much more. Beautiful deck and landscaping. $369,500.
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3 bdrm 2 bath mobile home on a quiet cul-de-sac. First time buyers, come have a look! $110,000. Call Garry.
3 bdrm 2 bath mobile on its own lot. Great starter. $83,000. Call Edna.
Great Location on an extra large lot, within a short walk of Main Street in Stettler. $95,000. Call Doug.
4.99 acres perimeter fence On major traffic route. Total bldg area of 7434 sq. ft. Call Ross for more info.
159 acres, with newer home, shop, and a beautiful view! $1,100,000. Call Garry.
2 bdrm home, Perfect for first time home owners. Very clean and well cared for. Large mature, private lot. $128,000. Call Doug.
Nice country cabin located at White Sands. 4 bdrms, 2 baths. Open concept. Water back $630,000. Call Brian.
RARE…Lake front home at Rochon Sands. Call Brian today for a personal tour.
To view more info on our listing check out www.royallepage.ca/stettler or www.REALTOR.ca
THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed
for Jensen Contract Flooring, Big Valley, AB Starting wages: $28.85/hr - Floor Covering Installers $24.75/hr - Tilesetters 40-50 hours per week Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience or have a valid trade certiďŹ cation. Please send qualiďŹ ed resumes only to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 403-876-2554
IS NOW HIRING â€˘ Part Time Produce Clerk â€˘ Cut Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Clerk â€˘ Front End Bakery Clerk â€˘ Baker â€˘ Meat Cutter â€˘ Deli Clerk â€˘ Grocery Clerk Please e-mail resume to: email@example.com
MIDWEST PROPANE is currently seeking
Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Childrenâ€™s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmersâ€™ Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TVâ€™s, Stereos, VCRâ€™s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kidâ€™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 Collectorsâ€™ Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940
ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLE SALE. Sunday, October 6, 10:30 a.m., Breton Hall. Automobilia, dispensers, crocks, glassware, lamps. Tools, coins, knives, sideboard scale. Models, cards, saws. More miscellaneous; www.andresenauctions.com
To operate in central Alberta. Class 3 Drivers license andÂ all relevant OilďŹ eld Safety CertiďŹ cates 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
UNRESERVED ACREAGE/HORSE AUCTION. Fourteen quality horses, Model T, trailers, truck, bales, panels, and much more. 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666. Details: www.scribnernet.com.
Business and Services Directory
Business Services #1000 - #1430
Please apply within with references and ask for Jade of Jim or fax resume to: 403-742-3317 Kal Tire, Stettler 5002 - 48 Street
â€˘ Carpet â€˘ Upholstry Cleaning Cleaning â€˘ Window Washing 403-742-6970
Box 1595, tree ee et, ett, 4907 - 50 Street, AB B Stettler A
Chapman and Co. Professional Accountants LLP Guy Chapman, CA Chris Annand, CA Kendra Walgenbach, CA Naomi Roth, CGA P.O. Box 1328 4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 e-mail: email@example.com
Serving Stettler area over 35 years
403-742-1330 Drafting & Design
The idea candidate will have: â€˘ a passion for automotives, you need to know the product or have a willingness and aptitude to learn â€˘ Service writing experience â€˘ Excellent customer service skills and detail orientated â€˘ Great communication skills, sales experience considered an asset â€˘ Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight time constraints â€˘ ProďŹ cient in computer software â€˘ Must have own CSA approved footwear â€˘ Must have a valid driverâ€™s license We offer: â€˘ Training â€˘ Great working environment â€˘ Opportunity for advancement â€˘ A proven successful method for maintaining/inspecting/repairing motor vehicles â€˘ A high level of ethics accountability â€˘ A team of professionals ready to help each other whenever possible â€˘ BeneďŹ ts package â€˘ Competitive Pay Plan â€˘ An environment that is a pleasure to come to work each day
4912 - 51 Street P.O. Box 460, Stettler, Alberta
403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org website:
Certified General Accountants
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RAILSIDE DESIGN GALEN WIEBE
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN 5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER
PH: 403-742-4101 FAX: 866-305-5686 email@example.com
FINISHING TOUCH EXTERIORS LTD. 5â€?Continuous Eaves â€œGutter Cleanâ€? Leaf Protection
1029 Call Barry Harvey
*27 years experience*
AUTO BODY REPAIR LTD.
Quality Collision Repair and Professional Serviceâ€Ś Guaranteed!
Find out more about us at: www.brennanautobody.com Phone: 403-742-3555
â€œIf Itâ€™s Electrical We Do Itâ€?
All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance
JT AUTO BODY LTD.
Stettler Furnace Cleaning
Contact or submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, 403.742.1308 (fax), or call 403.742.1300 during business hours.
Open Monday to Friday 9:00a.m to 4:00p.m. (Closed over lunch & on holidays)
DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor 4912 - 51 Street Stettler, AB Open Mon. - Sat.
â€˘ 28 Ton Picker â€˘ Trailer â€˘ Spreader Bar â€˘ Manbasket email@example.com
BRYON D. BALTIMORE of McCuaig Desrochers
Barristers and Solicitors Advocates
Gary G. Grant Law Office 4910 - 51 Street Stettler, AB T0C 2L0
DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486; www.truepsychics.ca.
Plumbing & Heating
Dr. E. LYNES
Call Curt or Rob
4606 - 40 St., Stettler
â€˘ Locks repinned & installed â€˘ Windshields repaired & installed â€˘ Residential & Commercial Windows & Doors â€˘ All your glass & screen needs Main St., Stettler Emergency 403-742-2665 403-742-3628
TEL: 403-742-6277 No. 5. 4707 - 42 Street Stettler, AB
1060 C.R. GLASS
CAREGIVERS/NANNIES with 7 months training and/or one year experience are looking for live-in employment with elderly, disabled or families needing child care. 780-709-0005.
Randy Long â€˘ Residential â€˘ Commercial â€˘ Automotive Needs
403-742-2520 4607 - 59 St., Stettler (Beside A & W)
4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta One block East of Scotia Bank
403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443
Good Fences Make Good Neighbours!
PERFORMANCE Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage
ALBERTA SUMPS AND PUMPS. Sales/Services/ Installation 780-781-6401
â€œContact us for all your fencing needsâ€?
RUBBER DUCK YARD CARE
Verle Klassen Ph 403-741-4483 Fax 403-742-4560 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON Comprehensive eye health and vision exams Top quality frames, lenses and contacts Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management
Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome
â€˘ Power Rake â€˘ Aerate â€˘ Lawns ~ cut & trimmed
DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca.
Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346
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.
Stettler Professional Building
For personalized services call Lana Gross ~ 403-740-3595
AN EXCELLENT CHOICE WHERE YOUR AD REACHES RURAL READERS
CALL 1-877-223-3311 CLASSIFIEDS HOT-LINE WHATEVER YOUâ€™RE SELLING... WE HAVE THE PAPER YOU NEED!
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Ceramic, Porcelain, Slate and Travertine Tile Natural and Manufactured Stone Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace Custom Showers and Moreâ€Ś
Liviu Oprea Cell: 403-740-9317 Email: email@example.com
Bevâ€™s Valances Beverley Plett
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 403.443.2407 Cell 403.443.0664
Home Consultations â€˘ Shades & Blinds â€˘ Soft Treatments â€˘ Fabrics & Hardware
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