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A semi-trailer flipped on Highway 12 near Gadsby on Monday afternoon, causing the death of about 50 hogs (below) that were on board, police reported Tuesday.

Hogs tie up traffic as truck rolls R ICHARD F ROESE Independent reporter A truckload of hogs tipped on is side on Highway 12 east of Gadsby and tied up traffic Monday afternoon and into the evening. Carrying hogs from Manitoba, the driver was travelling westbound on Highway 12 when his semi-truck wandered off the road about five kilometres east of Gadsby at about 3:30 p.m., reported Stettler RCMP. “Upon arrival on the scene, the uninjured 65-year-old driver from Acme stated that while reaching for a bottle of pop on the passenger seat, he lost control of the vehicle,” Sgt. Duncan Babchuk said in a news release Tuesday. The truck was owned by a Manitoba company, which

was hauling 180 hogs for slaughter into Red Deer when the accident occurred near Range Road 16-5. “Approximately 50 hogs from the shipment either died in the crash, or had to be dispatched on the scene,” Sgt. Babchuk said. Stettler RCMP, Stettler Regional Fire Rescue and County of Stettler County peace officers responded to a 911 call. The fire department was required to use the Jaws of Life and other cutting tools to gain access to the turnedover trailer to evacuate the surviving animals. Stettler Auction Mart and local farmers assisted in transporting the animals. Careless driving charges are pending against the driver of the semi-truck, police said. Total loss of property and cleanup costs have yet to be

determined, Sgt. Babchuk said. Crews from Stettler Fire and Rescue were called to the scene to control traffic and help remove hogs from the trailer. “We were on the scene to assist and we cut holes in the trailer to extricate the hogs,” said Deputy Fire Chief Etienne Brugman. “Doors on the trailer could not be opened, because it was on its side. “We were also there to help transport pigs to other trucks brought in by local farmers.” He said fire crews were on the scene until about 9 p.m., when highway maintenance contractor Carillion arrived to provide traffic control and assist in the cleanup. Traffic was reduced to one lane well into the night, as crews cleaned up and towed the vehicle away.

Simons willing to accept double defeat at the polls R ICHARD F ROESE Independent reporter Falling short in a bid to retain his seats on Stettler town council and Clearview school board in elections last week, Peter Simons says he has simply accepted the results and plans to “move on” with his life. “I respect the election process and voters did what

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they felt was best for the community, and I respect their choices,” said Simons, who finished last of the 11 candidates for councillor in the Town of Stettler and last of the three candidates in the Stettler ward for the Clearview School Division. In the previous election in 2010, he grabbed the sixth and final seat on council, just 12 votes ahead of seventh place and second in a bid for two seats. “I’m not really interested in analyzing the results,” Simons said. He said he was proud of his time in service on both council and school board. “In my terms, as councillor and trustee, I did what was best for residents and I don’t regret anything I did.” Now, he has given his blessing to the new council and school board. “I wish the new council and school board all the best in the new term,” Simons said. Also in the running for two local seats, John Schofer won and lost at the polls last week.

He reclaimed his seat on the Clearview school board for Byemoor-Botha when he beat Rhonda Maginn, while finishing third in County of Stettler for Byemoor-Botha. Les Stulberg won that seat. “The people spoke and you win some, you lose some,” said Schofer, who served on the school board for 12 years before he was unseated in the 2010 election. Despite his loss in the county race, he’s confident in the new councillor. “I do believe Les will do a good job for the area and county,” Schofer said. Back on the school board, he’s eager to get to work. “I look forward to working with the new board and help keep our small rural schools strong,” Schofer said. “I was first asked to run for school board to have a strong voice for rural schools, and then I was approached to run for county council.” County and town councils and Clearview school board will be sworn in by the end of this week.

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Candace Maruk and Garry Kunstman receive awards as the Stettler female and male citizens of the year. Making the presentation last Thursday is Stettler Regional Board of Trade president Joyce Kiryk.

Maruk ‘very shocked’ as winner of the female citizen of the year RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Candace Maruk was honoured last week as Stettler’s female citizen of the year. The presentation was made last Thursday during the Stettler Regional Board of Trade awards dinner. “It’s a pretty big surprise for me to win,” said Charuk, who moved from Hanna more than 10 years ago to pursue a career and lives in Stettler with her husband Steve Maruk with their son Gage, three years old. “I’m very shocked to get this, but it’s an honour.” Her nomination for this award includes a mention that “Candace is

walking proof that no good deed is ever too small”. “You don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to be grand in your gestures, but every effort in your community is noticed and appreciated,” said her nominator. For her 31st birthday, Candace challenged herself, her family and her friends to perform 31 acts of random kindness and Gage was also involved. The results were random acts of kindness over Alberta and British Columbia. These acts included taking a basket of children’s activities to the hospital emergency waiting room. Gage filled candy machines at Walmart with quarters and walked away, leaving a pre-paid surprise for the

Garry Kunstman was honoured as Stettler’s male citizen of the year in presentations last week at the Stettler Regional Board of Trade awards dinner. “It’s an honour to receive this award,” said Kunstman, who with his wife Gail, have been lifetime residents of Stettler. “It’s very overwhelming.” Kunstman has been very active in Stettler as an entrepreneur and community supporter.

In 1965, he formed Garry Kunstman Construction and through the years, other services were added and businesses were undertaken, including Shelter King steel buildings. Through his companies, he has been able to donate metal buildings for minor soccer, minor baseball, Stettler Fire Department, West Stettler Park pond aeration and Heartland Victim Services. Kunstman has been an executive member of Stettler Sabres senior hockey club, Stettler Rifle and Pistol Club and Stettler Lightning junior B hockey club. He has been a strong supporter of

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next child. Candace has spread her kindness throughout our community and extended it outward. This year, Candace and her cousin adopted two High River flood victim families to support while also aiding her family when personal tragedy struck. Candace and her cousin canvassed for funds to purchase needed items for the flooded families. Her support assisted the processes of rebuilding their lives. Each Christmas, Candace also adopts a local family. She offers assistance with groceries and gifts and directly helps another family celebrate a memorable Christmas.

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‘Without me, you can do nothing’ In 2005, Guinness World Book of Records claimed that the largest grapevine in the world is found in Hampton Court near London, England. That vine was planted under the direction of Lancelot Brown in 1769. In 1887, its base was four-feet thick ... by 2005, it was 12 feet at the base, and from this singular root, branches and vines stretch out for more than 120 feet. Even though some of the smaller branches are very far away from the root, their connectivity to the main stem still permits them to yield grapes. None of this happens by accident. It’s the result of methodical, skilful cutting and pruning. And, obviously, this pays off — for in 2001, the Hampton Court vine produced 845 pounds of black dessert grapes. Jesus lived in a land where grapevines were common and in John 15:1–11 (please take the time to read this fascinating passage in its entirety), Jesus referred to Himself as, “the true vine.” His analogy, of course, has to do with how all Christians are a part of Him, the true vine. The implications and applications are numerous and noteworthy.

To begin with, (verses 1–3) discipline is addressed. As a grapevine must be pruned and unproductive or dead branches removed, so discipline must come to those who believe in and follow Christ. And as with a grapevine, the purpose of this is not to injure the vine, but to increase its health and productivity. In the next two verses (4, 5) Jesus explains that life and the resultant fruitfulness flows only one way … from the vine to the branches. In Verse 5, Jesus says that abiding in Him results in much fruit and He adds, “... without me you can do nothing.”

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The branches are entirely reliant upon their connectedness to the vine. For this reason, the real acid test for any alleged or professing Christian group (or person for that matter) is how they treat Jesus Christ, both theologically and practically. If they minimize or marginalize Him in any way, shape or form, then they are probably not a part of the true vine. Finally, like the massive grapevine in Hampton Court, there is also remarkable growth and longevity to “the true vine.” This Vine, this powerful root, has sent out productive, fruitful branches for the past 2,000 years that have covered the entire globe! “The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No, it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.” — Hudson Taylor Pastor Ross Helgeton is the senior pastor of Erskine Evangelical Free Church.

Have a heart … and save a life By Lori Welbourne Independent columnist Are you an organ and tissue donor? I thought I was. I remember many years ago agreeing to become one when I was renewing my driver’s license. But after talking to Shelley Hunt and Jessica Royan, and noticing it no longer indicated that I was a donor on my licence, I wasn’t so sure anymore. “Canada’s organ donation rate is among the world’s worst,” Jessica told me. “It’s become a national crisis and people are needlessly suffering and dying because of it.” Since people are no longer asked if they’d like to be a donor when registering for car insurance, there has been a significant decline in donors. Yet the need for them has continued to increase. When Shelley and Jess learned of our nation’s plight, and the fact that a miniscule 15 out of every million people actually become organ donors, they

decided to create the “Because I Can Project” to accomplish two things: create awareness about Canada’s organ shortage, and petition for a change to the registration process. The compassionate young women, and their new project partner Levi Sampson, are proposing an opt-out program because it has been so successful in other countries. “Spain is ranked as the world’s highest for organ donations,” Jessica said. “They are an excellent model for Canada and other countries like the United States that desperately need a better system, as well.” With a new legislation recognizing that each person of a legal age is a presumed organ donor, this would mean people would have to de-register their name if they didn’t want to participate. “This wouldn’t impinge on a person’s right to decide the fate of their organs,” she said. “But since 95 per cent of people say

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‘More government takes Albertans in the absolute wrong direction’ As the fall sitting of the Alberta Legislature convenes this week, there will be questions to ask and Bills to debate. Among the Legislation up for debate will be Bill 208, the Seniors’ Advocate Act, which is sponsored by Wildrose seniors’ critic Kerry Towle, the MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. Bill 208 calls for the appointment of an individual whose mandate would be to represent and advocate for seniors — that individual would report directly to all members of the Legislature. The proposed seniors’ advocate’s responsibilities would include standing up for the rights and best interests of all seniors in Alberta, should the request be made by a senior or that of custodial family member for assistance. MLA Towle travelled the province last winter hosting forums, which included stops in both Stettler and Drumheller. The ill-advised AHS policies “divorce-by-nurs-

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From the Legislature MLA Report by Rick Strankman ing-home” and “one-bathper week” were found to be far too common throughout Alberta. Not surprisingly, they topped the list of issues. Bill 208 is a personal conundrum when I take into consideration what appointing another government employee will mean — more government. Larger government has been progressively taking Alberta in the absolute wrong direction, a trend that does not appear to be coming to an end under the current Alberta government. However, when considering the reasons, my colleague felt it necessary to table Bill 208. It gives way to a different perspective that you must view this

bill. Ultimately, the incompetence with which the Alberta government has administered seniors’ care in Alberta, warrants the request for the creation of yet another government position. The need for an advocate also clearly signals that the current system is not adequately meeting the needs of Alberta seniors. The type of failure seems to be nothing new in Alberta. Case in point — property rights. The Alberta government claimed that we should not be concerned with property rights — yet, in contradiction to this claim, they put in place a property rights’ advocate. If there was no problem

with property rights, then why do we need an advocate? Once again, their actions spoke louder than their words. At the root of the problem, the Alberta government’s absolute failure to consider the human condition has moved them further away from understanding what it is to be a senior in Alberta today, and the challenges they face on a daily basis. Begrudgingly I will support Bill 208 the Seniors’ Advocate Act, all the while realizing that the last thing the debt-ridden province of Alberta needs is another government mouth to feed. The ineptitude that has been demonstrated by the Alberta government and AHS has created the necessity for yet-bigger government once again. Adequate seniors’ care in Alberta should be a nonpartisan issue. I just hope my colleagues on all sides of the house consider that before voting on Bill 208.

Trade agreement seriously affects other commodities Part 2 in a series The recent Canada/EU free-trade agreement (CETA) signing has seen much speculation on how it will help Canadian beef exports to the EU. But there are other agricultural commodities involved in the agreement and they too will benefit if all goes well with the details. Pork producer groups have been touting the new trade opportunity that CETA will bring their industry — they cite 90,000 tonnes of new tariff free Canadian pork access to the EU. Sounds pretty good, but then Canadian pork exports to the EU at present amount to about zero tonnes. There should be an opportunity here for Canadian pork exports, but it’s not guaranteed. That’s because the EU market is essentially self-sufficient in pork production and the EU is a significant pork exporter by itself. I expect any Canadian pork in the EU will face fearsome competition from domestic producers. The Dutch and the Danes invented intensive agriculture and are both sophisticated and robust pork production experts. Along with the Germans, they have a massive hog production and pork-processing infrastructure. Canadian pork should be able to compete on price with EU pork in their own market. EU hog producers face very high production costs with imported feedstuffs, onerous environmental regulations and expensive humane handling practices. The latter is the wildcard that may derail any significant Canadian imports. You can expect EU pork producing countries to demand that CETA have regulations that equalize the environmental and handling practices relating to pork production in the agreement. The point being that if EU producers have to meet those costly standards than so must any imported pork. The EU will also want to pass judgment on any feed additives that are used to produce Canadian pork, but are not available to EU growers. Another concern is that EU pork production seems to be shifting eastward toward Poland and other low-cost production countries. Those countries will want to see some import restrictions before they ratify any new trade agreement. Producers of cereals, oilseeds and pulses all see some hope of increased exports of their products to the EU in the new agreement. Some of their production already enters the EU tariff and quota free so that would not change. Where there are new possibilities is with further processed flours, oils, fibres and proteins. Many of those products will see tariffs reduced to zero. Canada is a significant world player in many of those

products, both raw and processed, so competition should favour more Canadian products in the EU. The elephant in the room is GM plants and pesticide use. EU opposition to GM is well-known and they are quick to ban any product that contains even miniscule traces of any GM residue. When push comes to shove, one also foresees EU bureaucratic mischief with banning products that contain any residue of pesticides or herbicides that are banned in the EU. There’s one sector that feels sold out by the new agreement and they are Canadian cheese producers. CETA calls for the doubling of the quota for tariff free EU fine cheese imports. Dairy producers feel it will drive small Canadian artisan cheese producers out of business under a flood of additional EU fine cheese imports. That waits to be seen as those already buying imported fine cheeses are more likely to increase their purchases rather than any new customers switching from Canadian cheese. Most cheese consumed in Canada is commercial cheddar and mozzarella both brick and processed. It’s unlikely imported EU cheese can displace much of that massive market domination controlled by a few giant Canadian dairy processors. If Canadian cheese makers have anyone to fear, it’s unfettered imports from the USA and New Zealand. Both countries produce similar commercial cheese products as Canada. If CETA is ever ratified, there will be some opportunities for increased Canadian ag exports to the EU if the regulations are fair. But I expect the increases will be modest and hard fought for being the EU market is already well served by domestic suppliers and other foreign marketers like the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and others. None of those countries are going to stand quietly by as they lose market share to Canada through CETA. They will not only furiously compete, but will be demanding their own free trade agreements with the EU. When that occurs, the ag export trade business to the EU might be back to Square One.

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It’s that time of year again. Trick-or-treaters hit the streets this Thursday night for Halloween celebrations, which include the Stettler Public Library’s “fun-raiser” from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Stettler Agri-plex pavilion.

Today is the big day! Join the staff of the Stettler Public Library for the Halloween Fun-Raiser at the Agriplex pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. for an evening of spooktacular fun. The cost is $10/child at the door (adult admission is free) and the kids get a candy bag with admission. There will be a concession, crafts, games, glitter tattoos and a photo booth and some of the stations will have a nominal fee of 25 cents. There are some huge prizes, including 2 Nintendo 2DS’s. A great way for the kids to show off their costumes without the parkas and snow pants and support your local library! The Stettler Public Library has a night out for the ladies! Mark Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. on your calendar and come to the Bubbles and Bling Ladies Night at the Stettler Legion Hall. Tickets are $20 each and the proceeds go to furnishing the newly renovated library. There will be champagne, desserts, prizes, photo booth and an auction. Your purchased ticket is your chance to win a lovely diamond pennant donated by Lawlor Jewelry! Tickets are available at the library, so grab them quickly because you don’t want to miss out on your chance to have a great night out while supporting the public library. Are your kids looking for something a little different? Try this: Just Joking runs on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and will

teach the art of jokes and storytelling. The skills and jokes that the kids learn will be put on display every alternate week when the kids do a show at the various seniors’ lodges. If you have any questions about this program, contact Jennifer Taylor at 403742-5101. Between the Covers Book Club is back on Friday, Nov. 1, at 6 pm when we get together to rave about our favourite reads of the summer. Our next Reader’s Circle pick, Wolf Hall, is available for pick for anyone who wants to join us on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Until our Library is completely renovated, we have changed our hours at the mini version of the Stettler Public Library. The hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm with Sunday being closed. If you have any questions or concerns about this, contact us at 403742-2292. Tutoring with Elaine is back on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. to help people of any age with homework issues. She will help you map out solutions that allow you to understand school concepts. Morgan is back with Teen Night on Saturday Nov. 9, from 1 to 6 p.m. It is an afternoon full of terms that I don’t understand but any gamer will know. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the library at 403-742-2292 or for updates on our programs check our website at spl.prl.ab.ca or friend the Stettler Public Library on Facebook.

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Taking stock of future ‘good financial advice’ By Peter Boys “The Financial Coach” The subprime mortgage meltdown in 2008 impacted every aspect of the financial services industry and almost brought the world’s banking system to its knees. As a result, regulators in every country, including Canada, are mandating draconian new compliance requirements. Take Great Britain. Previously, financial advisers selling regulated products could choose to earn their income by charging their clients a fee for service, or by commission from selling a company’s products. Since the changes introduced there at the end of 2012, financial advisers are no longer allowed to be paid commissions from financial services companies. They must set their own fees, based on the services they

offer, and agreed to by the client before any services are provided. This is meant to ensure that the advice they give to their clients is unbiased. The first effect was that nearly 25 per cent of financial advisors left the industry. It’s estimated that 80 per cent of the British public will lose access to professional financial advice. The other interesting thing is that, surveys in England and Canada have indicated that the majority of consumers don’t want to pay fees up front, but would rather they were built into their investment or insurance products. There is ample evidence that average Canadians today have too much debt and not enough savings. Many spend more time planning their vacations than their finances. It’s evident that many Canadians are already not getting the professional

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advice they need. The net result of implementing the same commission restrictions here will be even more people going into retirement dependant on government support programs and ultimately higher taxes on all of us to support them. I’ve been a commissionpaid person most of my working life, and have always put my client’s interest ahead of my own, and I’ve been well compensated. I always made sure that I was educated on products and what they could do for my clients. I’ve also made sure that I had a full understanding of each client’s needs, then matched the product to those needs. People tell me that I’ve been very lucky all my working life, to which I reply, that I work very hard at being lucky every day. I regularly attend seminars and conferences to increase my knowledge. I am members of the Financial Advisors Association of Canada and the Independent Financial Brokers of Canada. I’m a charter member of Canadian Association of Farm Advisors and a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table. I do this so that I can have access to current financial, tax and product information, and to ensure that I adhere to their codes of conduct and ethics. All the successful advisors I know want their clients to be properly advised and protected. If the regulators want consumer protection to be the real goal, they should start with measures to improve the professionalism of advisors. Consumers would benefit tremendously from a requirement that advisors meet proficiency standards and adhere to a code of professional and ethical standards that would ensure that client’s interests are always put first. With this approach, consumers would be much better protected, not by taking away the freedom to choose how they pay their advisors for advice. Offer your comments, or indicate how you would like to pay for your financial advice, by visiting boysfin.ca.


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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ZONE

STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL By Amore du Toit Stettler Elementary School

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Mackenna Hansel and her mother, Amanda Hansel, pose with teacher Mrs. Sylvester at a Stetttler Elementary School event encouraging parents to read to their children.

The song goes – Singing in the rain, just singing in the rain – well, this week, we have been singing in the snow. Tricia Kirby’s Show Choir has started, with about 50 enthusiastic members from grades 4 and 5. These singers practice Mondays at lunch time and have begun preparing for their performance at the K-12 Remembrance Day ceremony. Students are not only singing at school — they are also learning new kinesthetic skills like skipping. Skipping club have started and Mondays at noon, Grade 3s practice skipping, while grades 4 and 5 students practise during noon recess on Wednesdays. Gym teachers are very impressed with the great turn out. Grade 4 intramurals is Tuesday at noon and Thursday at noon is grade 5. We have been playing dodge ball and the 60 kids in the gym have been doing a great job using the 7 habits and being good leaders. The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Stettler Elementary School! The Scholastic Book Fair will be located in the Stettler Elementary School Library between 6 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21 (during parentteacher interviews). EVERYONE WELCOME! Make a point of dropping by the book fair while you are in the school for Parent-Teacher Interviews. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 will make a visit to the Book Fair with their class. A notice will be sent home advising you of the date and time. Feel free to attend the Book Fair with your child to help them choose just the right book. Draw slips for the Grand Prize Draw ($25 spending for one student and $25 spending for their teacher) can ONLY be submitted by visiting the Book Fair on Wednesday or Thursday evening. Choose from hundreds of books as well

as a variety of pencils, erasers and bookmarks and novelty items. (Have your Christmas list in hand!) Most books will be priced in the $5 - $15 range, although some hardcover and novelty books are available in the $20-plus range. Some specials may apply! Check them out! Each book with a list price of more than $3 will receive a dollar off. (Discount does not apply to nonbook items.) Come and share the joy of reading! Grade 1 teachers are very pleased with the parental involvement regarding the HRAH program. (Home reading at home). Please continue to read daily with your child. We are also pleased to announce that our healthy snack bin program started last week. These bins provide students with healthy snacks. Thank you to all who help organize this. Kindergarten students also enjoyed a fun Pumpkin Olympic day this past Friday. Students rotated among 4 stations and enjoyed songs, stories, crafts, games and many other fun activities. KKT also wants to thank Julie Symes for giving our class a pumpkin carving demonstration. We love our two very beautiful Jack-o-lanterns. Students were inspired to get rid of the “junk” as they referred to seed and shine their little lights by being kind and caring people. We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine. — Dwight L. Moody. We would like to thank our parents who shine by diligently making healthy breakfast, packing lunches, help with spelling words, listening to reading, find lost mitts and just loving your children. As teachers, we are here to partner with your help to prepare your child for a bright, shiny future.

STETTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL By Katelyn Imbery and Jessica Sweeting Halloween is just around the corner and Stettler Middle School students are excited to show off their creativity with their costumes. As we have in previous years, Y-Cat is hosting a costume contest where multiple prizes will be handed out for different categories. Categories in previous years have included most realistic, scariest, funniest, most creative, and many more. This year, we are learning about the “7 Habits For Highly Effective Teens”. The seven topics we will be covering are: Be Proactive, Begin With the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Seek First to Understand Then to be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw. We are spending most of the time working on these during our CIA (Characters In Action) classes. This month, we are specifically focusing on topic two: Begin With the End in Mind. During this topic, we discuss goal setting and reaching your goals. Volleyball is very big in SMS right now. The girls’ first team and the boys played Big Valley last Wednesday at home. The girls played well and won all their sets, while the boys did great as well, winning four of their sets. The girls’ second team played in Erskine and played exceptionally well against the strong rivals. On Oct. 16, the first girls’ team also played Erskine, where they battled, but lost three sets.The second girls’ team and the boys hosted Byemoor. Both teams played well, while winning most of their sets.

Stettler Middle School had the honour of hosting boys’ and girls’ tournaments this past Saturday in Stettler. The teams that played were: Coronation, Gus Wetter, Donalda, Brownfield, Theresetta, Drumheller, and of course all 3 of our teams. Watch next week for the results. All the teams are practising hard in preparation for CARA playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 2. The round-robin begins today, with the boys heading to Donalda, and both girls’ teams heading to Byemoor. Good luck to all players! After a couple months of hard work, our first report cards are coming out on Nov. 15. Students are excited to impress their parents with their hard work, and find out for themselves how well they have been doing. Parent-teacher interviews will follow on Nov. 21.

In honour of the soldiers who have fought for our country, we are holding the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the William E Hay High School on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. The ceremony consists of performances from the high school band program and the elementary school show choir. We also have a moment of silence in honour and remembrance and are honored by members of the Legion who take part in the ceremony. Our students were lucky enough to visit the “It’s An Honour” exhibit on Friday, as it made a stop here in Stettler. It was an amazing interactive display of all the honours and awards given to Canadians who have done some outstanding things. We learned about the role of the Governor General, the different types of honors and who were the different recipients of those honors. It was a fantastic presentation and everyone enjoyed it.

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BIG VALLEY BULLETIN By Linda Stillinger It’s time to get caught up on some of the Elks’ activities since the summer recess. Life member Lennie Anderson, was lost from the Rumsey district in late August and the Elks’ Loss Of Member ceremony was held at the October meeting. Larry Meyer gave the eulogy and Alan Jacobsen rang the hour of 11. Brother Anderson was a 60-year member and farmed in the Rumsey area. Baseball, family and always willing to give to others were always forefront in his life. Condolences to the family for their loss. Brother Larry Anderson gave a very comprehensive and well received report on the 2013 convention held in Edmonton. One of the items brought up is that 16 years is now the minimum age to join. His briefing on the four cornerstones to follow brought up that golf-type sweaters are now available with the Elks crest that are for casual wear to func-

tions and meetings. Thanks again, Brother Larry, for a job well done. Bro Lyle Howard, our District Deputy, was in attendance and he spoke on the convention and gave information on upcoming events. He is on the committee for the 2014 National Convention, which takes place in Airdrie on July 15-18, and he asked for volunteers to assist in this huge undertaking. Several disbursements were given out and one of note is the Figure Skating, Learn to Skate program, which will be new to our area. Minor hockey received assistance and the Elks also contributed to the Village of Big Valley Centennial Homecoming 2014. Elks Turkey Bingos will take place in Rumsey on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and in Big Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 11.Other Dates to remember are the Nov. 2, District Meeting at Hanna, and the Nov. 20 Initiation Night, also at Hanna. The provincial president is scheduled for the April 2014

meeting. The Christmas meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Club 200 results for September were: Cheryl Elines, Shane Jacobsen, Mike Fahey and Ernie Petrussa; and for October: Mike Wass, John Palmer, Trina McFarlane and Elly Briggs. Len Currie won the club draw and donated his share to the Elks Children’s Fund. The Big Valley Legion will be holding a meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. On the agenda will be the Big Valley Remembrance Day ceremony. November birthday wishes go out to Ken Levesque – 7, Helen Irwin – 9, Bernard Gendre – 12, Margaret Levesque – 13, Chad Mailer – 13, Jim Greig – 15, Florence Johnston – 16, Gail Knudson – 19, Myra Greig – 19, Jim Turner – 21, Chanel Annable – 23, Caroline Pound – 23, Nicholas Dubitz – 25, Mickey Sorell – 25, Lorne Parkin – 26, and Allan Johnston – 30. Happy anniversary to Craig & Lori Gordon – 7 and Doug & Raj Duncan – 18.

ENDIANG-BYEMOOR NEWS By Les and Rosemary Stulberg Congratulations to the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society on having its video selected for the top five in the UFA contest — Rural from the Roots Up Get ‘n’ Give. The prize is $50,000 and is designed to support rural communities to build stronger communities. The local agricultural society would make improvements to the arena and ball diamonds in Byemoor, should they be named the winners. The video was done well to show a young and vibrant community. Good luck to the agricultural society in its quest. The arena in Byemoor was a busy place on Saturday as three local hockey teams had games.

The pee wee team won 9-2 in its game against Castor. On Sunday they played in Lacombe and won that game by a wide margin. The novice team had a very good game, but Kneehill won 9-6. The atoms played against Castor, with Castor being the victors. The girls’ team played in Clive on Saturday and won 5-4 in their game against Lacombe. The mites didn’t play this weekend. Heather Tucker is in charge of ice maintenance and caretaker of the arena this year. Winnie Paulsen accompanied her daughter and grandson Shelly and Paul DeMaere of Red Deer to Saskatoon on the weekend where Paul was in a swimming competition. They visited Winnie’s

sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Dick Moore, while in Saskatoon. We send get-well wishes to David Buchwitz who is recovering from surgery in the Red Deer hospital and to Mary Braun, who is also hospitalized. Maureen Wasdal and her daughter Mandy Pusey were in Anaheim, Calif., for a Nucerity conference. Keep in mind the social in honour of Ervin and Ruby Hausher’s 65th wedding anniversary is coming up on Nov. 2. The celebration is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hanna Seniors’ Circle. There’s still time to get your tickets for the Tim Hus concert and CD release at the Endiang Hall on Nov. 9. Tickets are available from Ruth at 403579-2522 or 403-585-8379. Olwin Pearson will be the guest of honour at a social on Nov. 10 at the Stettler Legion Hall on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The event goes from 2

to 4 p.m. Congratulations to Len and Betty Schofer on celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with a social at the Rochon Sands Hall on Saturday. We wish the Schofers many more happy a nniversaries. Rhonda Munns has announced “A Very Prairie Christmas” hours for her gift shop on highway 855 south of Endiang. Starting Nov. 1 and running to Dec. 21, the shop will be open on Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. The unique shop was once a one-room school house, called Orlando, which was built in 1912. It was moved in from the Craigmyle district and is well worth checking out. Rhonda is searching for photos of the building when it was still being used as a school. If anyone can help out please call her at 403-665-2431.

RUMSEY RECORD By Patty Steen

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There was a world-class curling tournament held in Brooks this past weekend, with curlers such as Kevin Martin, Koe, Alrude of Norway, Niklas Edin of Sweden and our own Albert Gerdung, competing for prizes of $70,000 at the Cactus Pheasant Classic Curling tournament. Albert is brother to Hugo and Al Gerdung of Rumsey and skip to a team of local Brooks curlers, including Matt Hoffman, Darren Greirson and Jason Lindgren, who played against national and international teams this past weekend. They had three challenging games, including their first one against the

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In search of ... pictures of yourself, your family, loved ones or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during the first World War, the second World War, the Korean Conflict, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s peacekeeping missions. JIM HORNE & JACK CHAPMAN On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Stettler Independent, with the generous support of the Please ensure your photos are local business community, will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada's clearly marked with your name, call in time of need. We will publish a very special pictorial section honouring local address and phone number. veterans. We cannot reproduce photocopies We urge you to dig through your old albums and find your favourite photo. or laser prints of pictures. Bring your photos and completed form by Nov. 1 to: Stettler Independent 4810 - 50 St., or email admin@stettlerindependent.com We will run as many photos as possible, but space is limited. Advertisers: Please call advertising at The Stettler Independent, 403-742-2395, for information on how to be included in this publication.



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team from Sweden. What a thrill that must have been to play at that calibre. Lorraine Foesier is home from the hospital, so give her a call to wish her well in her recovery. I am sure it is good to be home again. We are glad to have you back where you belong, Lorraine. The local election is all finished for another four years and with 176 people making an effort to come out and mark their X in the box, we now have our county councillor, Allen Avramenko, back in his seat doing his best for our county. I would like to extend a thank you to Jim Krywcum for putting his name out there to challenge Allen. That required lots of effort and time and it was good to know you were willing to take on the job. Curling in our own community is getting going and Ken MacFarlane called to let me know that he has taken on the job of organizing the Open League and Super League team entries so if you have a team to put in or would just like to throw your name into a hat as a regular or spare Ken is the person to call. You will find him at 403-368-2128. Remember that Melaine Monaco is taking care of entries for the Ladies Open League, so give her a call if that is of interest to you: 403321-0796. The memorial for Chris Jensen was held on this past Monday at the hall and was attended by many friends and family members. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family at this time, because as anyone knows, the grieving for a loved one is not over in a week or a month. Remember to go and have a visit long after the funeral is over, because sometime that is when the people left behind feel the absence the most. The Rumsey Ag Society organized a Beef Information day to be held today. I hope you found the time to attend. Please keep in mind that they will be planning a Grain/Crop information day as well, so if you have ideas you would like see discussed, let Kent Holowath know and he will do his best to bring it to the information day. The Big Valley Rec Hockey group will be starting up this Friday, Nov. 1, at the Big Valley Arena. It

offers hockey to ages 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18 years of age. We practise once a week; Fridays for the two older groups and Wednesday for the younger group; and guarantee two games a month. The fees are $150 for the year and we definitely take a much more relaxed pace to the great game of hockey, with all the fun intact. This is non-contact hockey played by gentlemen’s rules, so it opens the doors to all sizes, abilities and gender of player. If you are interested in getting your son or daughter into the arena this year, give me a call or just show up on Fridays or Wednesdays with full equipment and we will find a spot for you on the team. The Rumsey Community Library 2014 Calendar has arrived at the library and is for sale for the amazing low price of $15! That is my toughest salesman talk, right there, that’s all I’ve got. If you remember, the photos featured in this calendar were all submitted by local amateur photographers and were chosen by a very large group of judges (anyone who attended the Rumsey Garden Show was asked to take a judging sheet and write in their favourites). After I tallied the results, I took the winning photographs and created the new and exciting 2014 calendar. It turned out great and each photograph is really special in its own way. I would like to thank the contributors again for taking the time to put in their submissions and the many people who served as my judges; a special thanks to my sister-in-law Susan, for taking my place at the show, because I had double-booked myself again. I will bring the calendars to the Fall Supper to show off, so if you want to catch me there to purchase one, that would be wonderful. And last but not least, I hope you have marked on your calendar that the Fall Supper for it is this Saturday, Nov. 2, and will start at 5 p.m., serving up the turkey. This is always a delicious meal open to everyone in the community and beyond so spread the word and come out for a great meal and a dance featuring the band, Domino, starting at 9 p.m. Happy Halloween, everyone!


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GADSBY-WESTWOODS By Paulette Heer

DONALDA DIARY By Darlene Tantrum

auction or display only. This event will run from Nov. 25 to Dec. 7 — the Donalda Village Christmas. Birthday wishes go out to Charlee Grace Erickson, Dorie Jones, Annalise Sideritsch, Maureen Rider, Jennifer Charles, Marites Reyes, Lindsay Tantrum, Jason Bauer, Julia Dietrich, Marlene Conibear and everyone else celebrating a birthday this week. Happy Birthday!

Welcome to all the little goblins who will be knocking at your door tomorrow. The Donalda School group will present the “Haunted Hal” again. It will open after school. This should be a Spooktacular event, so come out and enjoy the fun. Don’t forget to think about a decorated tree for the Art Gallery. The trees can be large or small, for

Cowboys have voted Maxine Baird to be a timer at the Canadian Finals rodeo, held in Edmonton from Nov. 6 to 10, for the 25th consecutive year. Baird started timing at the local summer rodeos when husband Bob was a pickup man on the rodeo circuit. The “Outlaw Buckers,” owned by Bob Baird and Rod Shellenberg, will have 22 horses and nine bulls at the CFR this year. The Bairds’ six-year-old brahma cross-bull, “Red Stag,” is the bull-riders’ choice as Canadian bull of the year. Though they have won other accolades, this is a first time award for Bob

and Maxine, who raised the young bull on their farm east of Halkirk. Mother Teresa Catholic School held its awards night on Tuesday evening. Emcee for the program was Hailey McNeil. Coy Schilling was recognized with the most improved reading award; Charles Muncy, representing the Halkirk Elks, presented Katelyn Dahmer and Simon Muncy with the female and male Grade 9 academic awards. The Mary Ann (Farnalls) Theaker award for achievement in the arts went to Tiana Gamroth and Leif Neufeld. Those two students also received the junior high athletic awards. Hailey Grice won the Sam Draganuk citizen award, while Simon Mun-

cy accepted the perfectattendance award. The school choir, under the direction of Mrs. Turre, entertained and the parents served lunch. Congratulations to all the students on their achievements. On Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, shots from a pellet gun damaged the County of Paintearth school bus located on Alberta Avenue, breaking or shattering five windows. A car and a truck at another location also suffered damage. Police are investigating the incidents. Simon Muncy and Seth Neufeld, members of the Gus Wetter senior boys’ volleyball team, coached by Lee Fowler and Corwyn Sollick, placed second at a tournament in Eck-

ville. Katelyn Dahmer and Hailey Grice play with the senior girls’ high school team and they played at a tournament in Forestburg. They all played in the Cliff Campbell Alumni Classic last weekend. Several people from our area attended the Heisler annual sausage fall supper, which was enjoyed by around 650 people. C O M I N G EVENTS: Nov. 3 — Halkirk Elks are sponsoring the community turkey supper from 4 to 7 p.m. in the hall; Nov. 6 — flu clinic at the seniors’ centre from 10 a.m. till noon; Nov. 23 — Southern Gospel concert and potluck commencing at 6 p.m. and the concert at 7; Dec. 1 — Elks annual Breakfast with Santa.

BOTHA BOOSTER By Louise Bellair Tomorrow is the most exciting day for kids, as all the Halloween characters have been waiting to go door to door. It’s also a very sad day for a lot of people in Botha and area, as Rev. Susan Bowyer will be moving and accepting her position at Consort, effective the first of November. Be sure to get out and wish her the very best. This coming Tuesday, Nov. 5, is the Botha monthly meeting for all members, starting at 11:30 a.m. with a pot-luck luncheon, with the meeting to follow right after. So please bring something to share for the pot-luck. Hopefully, all seniors can attend these meetings. This Friday is a day all big game hunters have been waiting for all year for. Big-game hunting has opened up now for a month, so good luck on the hunt. The Botha Community Centre

will hold its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 2, so make sure you mark this on your calendars. There is something for everyone. It’s a great way to get your Christmas shopping done. Book your tables now for this fantastic sale. To book your table, contact Marsha Mailer at 403-742-2559 ASAP. If you have any questions or would like to be on the board, please contact Lorraine Hankins at 403742-1155. Things have been busy again in the Botha School lately. The whole school staff would like to wish everyone a safe and fun Halloween. Please watch out as you drive around that evening. Don’t forget the other activities happening around our little village. Coffee is always on at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Botha Senior Centre. Then, don’t forget to come back at 1:30 for a fun entertaining game of Carpet Bowling that afternoon. Then every Thursday come back

to the Senior Centre again at 1 p.m. for a friendly game of Floor Curling. These are all great activities, so you don’t want miss out on any of these. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, starting at 11:30 a.m., the monthly meeting takes place at the Senior Centre and they would like to see all the seniors show up at this very important meeting. These meetings first start out with a pot-luck, so please bring something with you to share. Directly after the pot-luck, the meeting begins. These meetings are usually held the first Monday of each month, but unfortunately in November the meeting will be held that Tuesday instead. Quilting takes place again at 9 a.m. this coming Monday at the Senior Centre, so bring your quilting items out and join in the day of creativity. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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HALKIRK HERALD By Dorothy Anderson and Rose Koenraadt

An old-fashioned cattle drive took place recently when the South Gadsby Hutterite Colony brought 150 cows north to the Red Willow Colony, making an overnight stop at Merle Gordon’s place. They staked out their horses, had a steak fry and slept under the stars, heading out in the morning, a great sight to see. Another sight was in the Village of Gadsby when a very large moose wandered in, unsure of how to get back out of town. No damage was reported. While in Red Deer, Julius Duris ran into an old Gadsby friend, Art Frayne. They had a good visit, caught up on family news and talked old times. The week before, Tom Sugden saw many old friends when attending Bill Boyd’s funeral. Tom taught school at Shooting Lake, south of Gadsby, and lives in Rocky now. A dorrection: Dave Stadelmann’s wedding should have read: “Theres Tschudi-Stadelmann, Dave’s godmother.” A bit of incorrect information had been sent my way. Fred and Velvet Entwisle are busy trying to beat the winter weather coming, having nearly completed an entrance/deck addition to their home. Meanwhile, Jack and Judy Geisbrecht are busy siding, landscaping on their new site. We welcome Jacqui Smith-Purvis, who has moved into Gadsby and taken up residency in the former Davits home. The fence around Laura and Ray Stevenson’s home is a beautiful addition to their place. Congratulations to our new village council. To mayor, Laura Kelly-Stevenson, Deputy Mayor Brian Burks and incumbent Fred Entwisle. And to the county incumbent, Gregg Jackson, who received the most votes in Ward 4. Get-well wishes to Betty Hadwin, who is recovering from surgery on her hands. There were 110 paid adults at the door on Saturday for the 93rd annual Omega Circle Bazaar. There were also 16 children, another successful day thanks to all who came, and the last glorious summer day for it!

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Everything Olds is new again Pro prospect Mappin regroups with junior A Grizzlys JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor

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Ty Mappin, a 17-year-old centre from Big Valley, has settled in with the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The former midget star left the WHL’s Everett Silvertips a month ago to gain more ice time.

In many respects, it’s been an emotional fall for Big Valley boy Ty Mappin. In between his brother Kyle’s wedding last month and his grandfather’s death this month, the 17-year-old Mappin changed hockey addresses early in his NHL draft year. He left the Everett (Wash.) Silvertips — the Western Hockey League team that drafted him seventh overall in the 2011 bantam draft — and joined the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. After playing a full major junior season as a 16-year-old, Mappin was poised to step into a greater role this season with Everett, but that wasn’t the vibe he received during training camp and the pre-season. So he sought a move to the AJHL, and the Silvertips obliged. “It’s a good change,” Mappin said last Friday night after assisting on two goals in the Grizzlys’ 5-2 win over the host Camrose Kodiaks. “Everett had a really strong team this year, so I didn’t know if I would be able to crack their top two lines. I felt like I could be more productive and show myself more playing in junior A, playing on the top two lines and getting that power-play time, kind of showing scouts that I can play. “I mean, you don’t want to take that step down, but I thought it was appropriate to build up my skills some more, so then maybe next year I’ll go back and be able to crack those top two lines and I guess show the WHL that I can play in that league and be a top player.” Mappin was relatively satisfied with his WHL rookie season, during which he scored five goals and 17 points in 63 games with a rebuilding Everett team. In the off-season, the Silvertips brought back part of their past in former NHL coach Kevin Constantine, and added the likes of Edmonton Oilers prospect Jujhar Khaira, a six-foot-four, 215-pound forward. The early returns for Everett are promising. The Silvertips have climbed to the upper echelon of the Western Conference. “With them bringing in those top guys, like Jujhar and some of the 20-year-old forwards, it’s hard to crack those top two lines,” said Mappin, a five-foot-11, 175-pound centre. “That’s pretty much the main reason why I decided to come to Olds.” Mappin had returned home to Big Valley even before he finalized his AJHL plans. He sent text messages to his former minor hockey teammates with central Alberta teams. “I came back home and put my name out there,” he said. “I asked guys with Camrose, Olds (and) Drumheller what they think of the organization and I ended up coming to Olds. It was (almost) too good to be true, with the lines, and I know quite a few people on the team, which makes it a lot easier to get in with the guys. “I used to play bantam AA with Landon Kletke, so he made it pretty easy to join, or persuade me to come to this team. And I met with Brett Hopfe, the coach of Olds. We sat down and had a talk, and he told me all the good things about coming to Olds, so I decided this was the spot that I wanted to come to.” Continued on Page B2

Triple Crown for Big Valley cowboy Thurston JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor En route to a Triple Crown victory, Wyatt Thurston persevered like a true cowboy last weekend. The Big Valley saddlebronc rider capped his championship hat trick Saturday in Brandon, winning the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association finals just two weeks after taking the Foothills Cowboys Association finals and eight weeks after earning the Wildrose Rodeo Association crown. Sitting pretty all weekend at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Thurston’s toughest ride might have come even before he crossed the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. He was headed to Brandon last Wednesday night, or early Thursday morning, with fellow Big Valley cowboys Colter and Jeremy Harden when Thurston’s vehicle — a 2010 Dodge Caravan — vcollided with a

deer near Davidson, Sask. “We had a hell of a time getting out there,” he said. “I hit a deer and wrote my van off. We smoked a deer about 2:30 in the morning. We were just clipping along, it was dark, and he came out of nowhere.” Stranded roadside in the dark of the night, Thurston contacted an Australian cowboy buddy who resides in Regina. “We got him out of bed and he came and got us,” Thurston said. “We sat on the side of the road and just about froze to death for two hours, and then he got us and we headed out.” Fortunately, the rest of the weekend was a much smoother ride for the 22-year-old Thurston, the oldest of three boys in a prominent cowboy family. “It was a good finals,” he said. “I managed to get it together and I pieced together three really good rides through the weekend. Continued on Page B2

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Wyatt Thurston, 22, of Big Valley rides Pistol Annie during the opening round of saddle-bronc competition at the Maintoba Rodeo Cowboys Association finals last week in Brandon. Thurston won the championship.

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Ty Mappin of the Olds Grizzlys carries the puck into the offensive zone during Friday’s 5-2 win over the Camrose Kodiaks. On his trail is the Kodiaks’ Matt Waseylenko.

‘He’s got to be the most skilled player ...’ Continued from Page B1 Including the Grizzlys’ 2-1 loss to the Calgary Canucks at home Saturday night, Mappin has five points — all assists — in 11 games. Despite the zero in the goals column, Mappin has already been a big boost to Olds, say coach/GM Hopfe and Grizzlys hometown captain Spencer Dorowicz. “He’s still finding his groove,” Dorowicz said of Mappin. “He’s been really effective for us. Even though he hasn’t scored yet, he’s done great things for us. He’s growing into his role here really nicely, trying to get in with his line and feel that chemistry out. It’s just a matter of time before he starts popping a lot of goals for us. “He’s a really skilled player. He’s a power-play guy. He’s really creative and fun to watch, for sure.” That’s the player central Alberta fans remember from two seasons ago, when Mappin was the top scorer with the Canadian midget AAA champion Red Deer Optimist Rebels, even though he was the team’s lone 15-year-old. He graduated to the WHL with high expectations last season, during which he was part of Team Pacific at the world under-17 championship in Quebec. “Ty has been through the ringer a little bit, as far as hockey goes,” Hopfe said. “He’s almost like a beaten dog sometimes, at times.

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“We’ve been just trying to help him enjoy the game again. Even though he may not be producing as much as he would like on the scoresheet, he’s doing the little things that we really enjoy. Even tonight (Friday’s win at Camrose), he was out there blocking shots the last minute of the game. He got two assists tonight. Once he gets his first goal, there’s going to be a whole bunch of them going in. “We’re very excited to have the opportunity to have him play on our roster.” The Grizzlys take a 6-9-4 record into tonight’s road game against the Sherwood Park Crusaders. Hopfe believes that pro scouts will track Mappin wherever he plays, and that his AJHL stint might just be a stepping-stone. “There’s no doubt about it, he’s got to be the most skilled player in the league,” Hopfe said. “If not, one of the most skilled players in the league. To be able to have that title at 17 years old, it’s quite an accomplishment. “He’s going to have a lot of looks from a lot of different teams, NHL-wise, still. We’re hoping that we can push him to that level, and hopefully someone takes a chance on him in the draft. “We want to help him develop his game to the point where he can go back (to the WHL) and be a first- and second-line guy.” Primetime and power-play situations enable offensiveminded players like Mappin to do their job. His brother Cass, a former WHL and AJHL player now in the CIS with the University of Lethbridge, advised him of as much during his late-September conundrum. “Cass told me some things,” Mappin said. “He said, ‘If it’s not working … you’re too good of a player to be playing that fourth-line, healthy-scratch kind of role.’ I don’t want to sound cocky, but I agree with him, and I decided that this (playing in the AJHL) would be the better idea for me, and kind of get my name out there a bit more.

“I told (the Silvertips) that if they could help me find a team in the AJ, that would be great. They didn’t have any hard feelings about it. They weren’t too disappointed or mad at me, so that’s pretty nice. “The GM (Garry Davidson) is a really nice guy, so he made the transition back to Alberta pretty easy for me.” Mappin sat out the Silvertips’ season-opener, after which Davidson told the Everett Herald that Mappin needed to play somewhere this season “where he will get a lot of ice time, so he could develop,” and that might have been difficult in Everett. Davidson said he hopes Mappin works his way back to Everett. Mappin is open to returning to the Silvertips, if they retain his playing rights. “We’ll see how the season goes,” he said. “It’s a hard choice right now — it’s the start of the season. So we’ll see by the end of the (season), or in the summer. See what they do with my rights, or if they keep me, then that’s even better. “I think I’m going to stick it out here (in the AJHL) for the rest of the (season). If they ever need a call-up, I’ll certainly be there for them if they ever need everything. But for now, I think it’s better if I stay here. I told the (Olds) coaches that, this year, I’ll try to help them win a championship.” Mappin’s new hockey home is close to his family’s farm. It’s a short route between Olds and Big Valley. “I might speed a little bit, but I’ll make it there in about 40 minutes,” Mappin said with a smile. “It’s pretty nice to be able to go back to the farm and spend some time with my parents. Pretty much every Sunday, we get off, so that’s when I will most likely head home. “Last year (in Everett) was a handful. It was hard to be away from my parents and my brothers, and the whole family. It’s nice to get back and see them every home game, or pretty much every game. It’s nice to have family support.”

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Ty Mappin has five points in 11 games with his new team, the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Thurston on rush of rodeo: ‘I live for it’ Continued from Page B1 “That’s a really fun finals, and it’s a really good rodeo. It’s just a really good town — a lot of fun.” Thurston set up himself well, winning the opening two rounds last Thursday and Friday, and finishing second in the final round Saturday. “The broncs were really, really good, and I ended up being the only guy in the first round to get a score,” he said. “So that made my shot in the average quite a bit bigger than everyone else’s, because I ended up being the only guy that got a score in all three rounds.” It’s been that kind of a fall season for Thurston, who has had the golden touch at the most opportune time. He has collected more than $8,000 from his three straight rodeo championship performances. “I’ve been really good in the fall,” he said. “I’ve kind of knuckled down under pressure and seem to keep getting the job done, so it keeps going good. “My summer didn’t go quite as well as I had hoped it would, but I got by and I got through some problems that I was having with my ridin’. And for the last two months, it’s been really good. It’s just kept getting better and better. I’ve really strived to fix the little things in my riding and just to try to make a better ride every time I get on, and it’s really paid off at these finals.” Just a year removed from a U.S. college stint, Thurston’s youthful exuberance matches the spirit of each finals weekend, with big crowds in the stands and extra cash on the line.

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Wyatt Thurston’s championship run has netted him almost $9,000. “I really like it,” he said. “If the crowd is always into it, you want to bring your game up a notch. At a finals, you want to get better, because you know that everybody else there is going to be trying to do their utmost best. “I live for it. I’ve always liked the finals and the finals setting.” Along with almost $9,000, Thurston has taken home a saddle and two buckles from his championship haul. He earned $3,233 as the saddle-bronc champion at the FCA finals, the Cowboy Classic, in Red Deer on Thanksgiving weekend. He added to the pot last weekend, but he’s not necessarily earmarking those winnings toward a down payment on a new vehicle. “I’m hoping the insurance makes the down payment on the next van,” he quipped.

His Aussie friend — whom Thurston had planned to pick up in Regina on the way to Brandon — played the rescue role last week. “This stuff always happens in the rodeo world,” he said. “The cowboys all do their best to take care of each other, and you know that 90 per cent of them would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it.” Not deterred, Thurston is back on the road this week for a Canadian Cowboys Association rodeo in Yorkton, Sask., on Friday night, before flying out of Regina the next morning bound for a Toronto rodeo running in concert with the Royal Canadian Winter Fair. “A guy can definitely make some money out there, if he does good,” said Thurston, who was invited to participate. The following week, he plans to head to Edmonton to watch his brother Zeke, 19, compete in novice saddle bronc in the storied Canadian Finals Rodeo. Zeke, a college rodeo competitor who attends school in Wyoming, earned $4,600 a couple of weekends ago in a World Class Bucking Horse Association Futurity in Montana. Zeke is the saddle-bronc points leader in the Mountain States Region in college rodeo. “He’s been having a hell of a fall, too,” Wyatt said of Zeke. “We both kind of turned it on at the same time.” It’s been a busy summer and fall for Wyatt Thurston, who continues to work full-time in the oilfield industry while on the rodeo circuit.


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LIGHTNING STRIKE — Stettler captain Landon Potter and the rest of the Lightning continue to storm the Heritage Junior Hockey League. The league-leading Lightning blanked the Medicine Hat Cubs 1-0 at home Saturday night to win their eighth straight game. Jake Schwarzenberger scored the lone goal and Simon Thieleman made 31 saves for the shutout. The Lightning fired 39 shots at Medicine Hat goaltender Cole Schafer. The same teams face each other this Saturday night at Medicine Hat.

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LAST SHOT — Stettler quarterback Stephen Zuk looks for an opening during the Wildcats’ 27-0 loss to the Lindsay Thurber Raiders of Red Deer in a Central Alberta High School Football League consolation semifinal last Thursday in Stettler. The Wildcats host the Wetaskiwin Sabres at 3:45 p.m. Friday in the seventh-place game.

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Stettler quarterback Jordan Lane makes a pass during the Cougars’ season-ending 41-16 loss to host Strathmore in bantam playoff football action last Saturday.

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WATERS Charles Leonard Waters (Len) passed away at the age of 72 years on October 16th, 2013 at the Stettler Hospital. Leonard was born May 17th 1941 at the Hanna Hospital, to proud parents Meta and Ralph Waters. Len was raised on the family farm north of Endiang and went on to receive his teaching degree from the University of Calgary. Len started his teaching career in Gadsby and went on to teach in Big Va l l e y, B y e m o o r a n d a t t h e Byemoor Colony. Len lived most of his life in Big Valley, were he served as Mayor and Councilor and also worked for many years with the historical society. Teaching St John’s Ambulance courses also took Len all around the district. Flying, snowmobiling and restoring old vehicles were some of Lens favorite hobbies. Leonard leaves to mourn, his sister Ethel Hayden of Calgary, many nieces, nephews, students and friends. Len will be remembered for his great sense of humour and his dedication to his students and his community. A celebration of Len’s life will be held at the Big Valley Hall on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 12 noon. Memorial donations may be made to the Heartland Youth Centre c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-742-3422

INNOCENT M r. D o n a l d I n n o c e n t o f Stettler, Alberta passed away at home in his sleep on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Donald was born August 21, 1927 in Stettler, the youngest of nine children of Jack and Florence Innocent. Donald was raised in the Big Valley area on the family farm. He farmed with his dad and brother John on the homestead until his dad retired and then he continued to farm with his older brother John until moving onto his own farm. Don went on to spend over 60 years farming in the region. In 1964, Don met the love of his life and long-time companion, Rose in Calgary, Alberta. The couple were married on June 21, 1965 in Kitimat, BC. Don and his new family moved to Don’s farm north-east of Big Valley. In 1987, Don and Rose retired and moved into Stettler but his heart was always still on the farm. Don was preceded by his loving wife Rose on May 21, 2008. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Stettler United Church on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. John Crowdis officiating. A loving tribute was presented by granddaughter Heidi McMann. Don will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Rose following the service in the Delia Cemetery. Donald is survived by his two daughters, Shirley Denzler and her husband Gordon of Delia Alberta, Linda Greig and her husband Rick of Blind Bay B.C., four grandchildren, Kent Greig, Don Greig, Heidi McMann (John), Darren Denzler (Krystal) and five great grandchildren, Karissa Greig, Spencer Greig, Logan Denzler, Chloe Greig and Bo Denzler. Don touched the lives of many people with his contagious smile and laughter, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Don, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315 Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.brennenfuneralhome.com

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I am truly honored and thankful for being named Stettler’s “Male Citizen of the Year”, 2013. Thanks to Tom Fisher and Brian Petersen for the nominations, to the Stettler Regional Board of Trade staff and members for selecting me, and to the Corp. sponsors for their participation. Also, thanks to everyone who came out to support all of the winners and enjoy the Awards night program. Garry Kunstman LAISNEZ Adeline and family wish to thank family and friends for their loving support after the loss of Charles. The thoughtfulness and kindness means a lot in our time of need. Thank you to the ambulance crew and RCMP for their quick response and to Dr. Lockhat for the years of his special care. We are grateful to Sylvie Tremblay and staff of Brennan Funeral Home, and a very special thank you to the Reverend Danatus Ihekwoaba for the lovely vigil and funeral mass. Thank you to Phillip Jarmin, Patty Steen and Veronica Weber for their gift of music, it was cherished by all. Thank you to Brenda Brinson for the beautiful lunch that we all came together and shared after the service. Thank you for all the donations, prayers, and mass cards made in Charles’s memory. We feel very blessed to live in such a giving and caring community. ~Thank you from the family. DUPONT The family of Jacques Dupont wish to express our deepest and heartfelt thankyou to all those who have touched our hearts and lives with expressions of sympathy; for the cards, phone calls, flowers, food, thoughts and prayers; Thank-you. A special thank you to Father Don and the staff of ChristKing Catholic Church, to the CWL for the lunch, Phil for leading the singing, Veronica for the music, and all others involved with the prayer and funeral service who perhaps we were not able to thank personally. A special thank you to Dr. Lockhat, whose professional care and dedication helped to ensure the highest possible quality of life, especially in these last years. A special mention must also be made of all the other care professionals; Physicians, Chiropractors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, and Massage therapists who journeyed with Dad, some for extended periods of time, some for just a few treatments. A heartfelt thank you to Wanda, who brought Dad comfort and relief with her dedicated, professional, and compassionate care while he was a resident at Heritage House. You will remain in our hearts. Deep gratitude to the very dedicated Home Care workers whose care allowed Dad to remain at home for as long as possible. Those of you who made two and three trips in a day, arranged for emergency appointments, and went way beyond the call of duty; You are not forgotten; Thank you. To all the Nursing and care staff at Heritage House, Recreation staff, and Volunteers, Kitchen and dining room workers, Cleaning and Maintenance staff and anyone who perhaps are being missed in identifying these areas. Linda; for your extra special care at mealtimes, for preparing the tea-just the way he liked it, and for all those little specials you made as he grew weaker. You treated him like he was your own family. It was noticed and we are deeply thankful. To all of you who tried so hard to include Dad in your recreational activities and events even when he often said no; we will not forget. To those who offered pastoral care, visitors, for every expression of love, be it through sometimes heroic patience and compassion, or simply for a warm smile we cannot express sufficient thanks. Finally to Sylvie and the staff at Brennen Funeral Home who professionally and compassionately handled the funeral arrangements, we express our sincere gratitude.

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Rev. Bumstead will be visiting churches across western Canada from October 15 to November 8 as a visiting missionary in the Canada West District. During the tour she will be speaking and showing videos about NCM’s international program, including projects funded through the Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. Elaine Bumstead will be speaking at the Stettler Community Church of the Nazarene on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 7PM. The church is located at 5717 50th Ave (behind KFC). People who come to hear Bumstead will be able to learn about NCM’s nutrition and food security project in 70 communities in Bangladesh; nutrition and food security project in 10 tea estates in Sri Lanka; Food for Work and climate change adaptation projects in southern Bangladesh; vegetable garden projects in Nepal; and a food aid project in central Malawi. “As Canadians we are blessed, so we can be a blessing by helping others,” says Bumstead.

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SAFETY / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for, but not limited to:  • Data entry  • Safety document creation  • Editing safety documents  • Filing and photocopying  • Back-up reception duties  • Other related safety/admin duties The following qualifications would be an asset:  • Attention to detail and organizational skills  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and general computer knowledge  • Ability to work with a team in an open and fast paced environment with deadlines  • Previous office experience Benefits include:  • Competitive wages  • Excellent benefits (health, dental, life insurance, disability, etc.)  • Participation in company RRSP program with company match If you are interested in a career with an established Energy Services company, please apply in person at 7201-50 Ave., Stettler, Alberta or fax your resume to 1.403.742.6901 or email to mbowles@vortexservices.ca For more information on Vortex Production Services, please visit our website at: www.vortexservices.ca We thank all applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISOR Bower Place Red Deer, AB We are looking for a team leader that is highly motivated, hardworking and energetic and who will be responsible for communicating and providing ‘First Class’ customer service at Bower Place Shopping Centre. Requirements: Minimum 3 years of customer service/retail industry experience. Strong skills in Word, Excel, and basic accounting. For more details or if you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at www.BentallKennedy.com.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN REQUIRED. Prefer certified or minimum 3rd year. Track record of quality workmanship & job efficiency. Excellent compensation & benefits. Email: info @southridgechrysler.com. Fax 403-938-7199. Southridge Chrysler, Okotoks, Alberta. Moving bonus will be considered. BUSY sheet metal company requires INSTALLER for residential new housing. Must have experience, own tools and valid driver’s license. Immediate position. Please fax resume to: 403-309-8302 or e-mail: info@ comfortecheating.com HORIZON TELECOM INC. requires Journeyman Fiber Optic Splicers. Full-time positions available for various locations throughout BC. Competitive salary based on experience. Send resume to: hti.careers@telus.net.

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DNR Powerline Construction requires Journeyman/ Apprentices/Labourers for various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email: dnrwelding1 @dnrwelding.ca. Attention: Noel. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect. DNR Pressure Welding requires Labourers for various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email: dnrwelding1 @dnrwelding.ca. Attention: Ryan. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect.

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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN(S) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE CLASS 1 OR 3 OPERATORS. Full-time and part-time positions available. Openings in several Alberta areas. Fax resume to Carillion Canada 780-449-0574 or email: mcroft@carillionalberta.ca. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2013. Please state what position and location you are interested in.

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS & find just what you’re looking for. 1-877-223-3311

FORMULA POWELL is seeking a F/T

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“JOIN OUR TEAM”

IN BLACKFALDS Maintain repairs, maint of equipment, CVIP license an asset, own tools and Class 5 Drivers License required. Further training to meet the company safety requirements provided. Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening in effect. Interested applicants should forward resume to branch manager: Kevin.stering@ formulapowell.com Fax: 403-885-5454

TANKSTORE LTD. Located at Halkirk, AB

Would like to peruse your resume. If you are an experienced Structural Welder who would like a new experience to broaden your skills you are just what we are looking for, we are looking for people with a

TANKSTORE has been in business since 2001 and takes great pride in being a tank supplier for the Alberta Oil and Gas Industry. • Competitive Wages • Bene¿t package • Great group of employees

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PLEASE PLEASE EMAIL EMAIL YOUR YOUR RESUME: RESUME:

Financial Services Career Opportunity

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An established financial services business in Stettler is looking for a junior associate who is Life and A&S licensed. Ideally someone currently working on, or who has their CFPSI315885 Tankstore B13.indd or CLU designation.

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To join a small team of dedicated professions working in a fully electronic office environment using leading edge technology and software. With this opportunity comes the possibility for the right candidate to become a partner in the business in the future. Duties will include setting up appointments and marketing the services of the existing advisor and themselves. Plus develop their own client base over time and to help streamline day to day office functions, to maximize our business efficiency and enhance all levels of client service.

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ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING FUTURE AG INC. owns and operates 5 branches throughout Central Alberta selling and servicing CASE IH Construction and CASE IH Agriculture equipment. We are currently looking for

Agricultural Technicians and/or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics

with Ag experience for our Stettler location. This is a fast-paced environment and ideal candidate would be able to work with minimal supervision, have the ability to take initiative and consistently demonstrate exceptional customer service. FUTURE AG INC. “People You Can Count On”, is offering the opportunity to grow in your career with a thriving company. We offer an exemplary benefits package, hourly salary starting at $29.00, annual work boot reimbursement, RRSP plan, sick days, monthly bonus and continuous professional training in a positive friendly environment. If you have a great attitude and integrity, FUTURE AG is offering you an exciting career opportunity. To apply, forward your resume to:

FALL START PETROFIELD Industries, • GED preparation to start November 5 the Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepting resumes for the following Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. positions: * General Labourers 403-340-1930 * Industrial Painters www.academicexpress.ca * Sandblasters * Material Handler * Automotive Electrical INTERESTED IN THE Technician COMMUNITY * Journeyman Welder / NEWSPAPER BUSINESS? Apprentice Alberta’s weekly * 2nd Yr Welder with newspapers are looking for Aluminum experience people like you. Post your * Production Manager resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ Visit our website at: resumes_add.php. www.tornadotrucks.com for more details. Our Company has an PERMANENT POSITIONS enthusiastic fast paced available in our Smoky working environment, with Lake Feedlot. advancement possibilities Pen checkers/Lead Herd for the motivated person, Health Manager paying and offers an excellent $20 - 30/hour depending benefit package. fax on experience/qualifications. 403-742-5544 Yard labourers and Feed e-mail: hr@petrofield.com Truck drivers paying $20 - 30/hour depending on experience qualifications. Housing available. Truckers/ Call William 780-656-0052 or fax resume to Drivers 780-656-3962. TIRED OF SEMI TRUCK DRIVING? X-STATIC Haul RVs from USA to is now accepting Western Canada! applications for P/T exp. 1 ton trucks required. 1-800-867-6233; DOOR PERSONNEL www.roadexservices.com. Apply in person after 3

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Arnett & Burgess is now accepting applications for the following:

EASY!

CLASS 1 TRUCK DRIVER

The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311

Trades

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Truckers/ Drivers

Future Ag Inc. Attn: Markus Box 1510 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax 403-742-5626 hr@futureag.ca

Must have experience moving heavy equipment that is related to pipeline construction. Clean abstract. Competitive wage. Benefits available. Please fax resumes to 780-372-4238 Or email to: jobs@abpipeliners.com

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Prism Integrated Solutions Inc.

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Academic Express

• Strong work ethic • Pride in the ¿nished product

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! iheschool.com. 1-866-399-3853.

Starting remuneration would be a combination of a base salary, a split of commissions on any new business brought in, with the added potential of earning performance related bonuses. The next 10 to 15 years in Canada will see millions of baby boomers reaching retirement and farmers and small business owners looking to either sell or roll assets to the next generation. This translates into unlimited growth and income generating potential for a highly motivated male or female associate.

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in Forestburg

Is looking to fill the following positions: Journeyman & Apprentice Welders Assembly Staff Sandblaster

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Experience preferred but will train the right person

Experienced QC Manager For welding and assembly inspections and data collecting

If your interested in a growth business with unlimited opportunity, please send a resume and hand written note as to why we should consider you for this position to Box S, c/o The Stettler Independent, Box 310, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0.

Wages based on experience. Competitive benefit package.

E-mail resumes to n_thorsteinson@prismcorp.net

Advertisers in the showcase section maintain Real Estate offices in Stettler, are members of the Red Deer & District Real Estate Board Co-op Ltd., and all offer full multiple listing services.

Candor Realty Ltd.

ANDY BIRCH

Ph. 403-742-4424 Fran Snowden

4908 - 51 Street

NETWORK REALTY CORP.

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Karen Cannady

5002 - 50th Ave., Stettler

SOLD

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FAMILY HOME IN MEADOWLANDS with 5 bdrms. Totally finished with lovely oak kitchen, central air and media room. Nicely landscaped on corner lot. $359,500.

LOVELY PRIVATE ACREAGE close to Donalda. 15.5 Acres with well cared for home. 5 bdrms/4 bath, attached garage, heated shop and barn. $384,000.

EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT IS HERE! Beautiful home with 6 bdrms., large kitchen, main floor laundry and an awesome finished basement. Room for the whole family. $499,000.

THIS 3 BDRM. 1.5 STOREY HOME is on a beautiful tree-lined street and only one block from school. Freshly painted, all appliances included. IDEAL STARTER HOME. $169,900.

PRIVATE 20 ACRE PARCEL with a 4 bdrm/3 bath quality built home. Lots of space for your family. Subdivision is allowed. This is a MUST SEE PROPERTY. $669,900.

BUSINESS FOR SALE. Well established business located on main street. Provides important service to many Stettler businesses. BE YOUR OWN BOSS. $49,000.

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TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROAD. Beautifully landscaped, spacious, peaceful 4 bedroom/2 bathroom acreage just a short distance from town. Lots of kitchen cupboards, cozy fireplace, hardwood flooring, heated garage/workshop. A “Must See”. #CA0024078. $349,000.

A great opportunity waits in this ‘high traffic’ good location area. Just bring your cooking skills and start your own business. 70 seat capacity. #CA0022544.

Absolutely Indescribable. Immaculate 2 storey split. Executive home boasts dream kitchen, relaxing atrium, hot tub room, FP, 2 garages, 4 bdrms, 4 bath. All on a private ¼ section. Surface lease re. 90 acres cult. Pasture. 3 miles from Stettler. Your future home awaits you! #CA0012453.

IT’S THE REAL DEAL! Older ‘sound’ 3 bedroom acreage minutes from town. Newer shingles. Space and privacy on 4.74 acres. 36’ x 60’ steel quonset with large sliding doors. Available immediately. #CA0023194. $195,000.

Great Downtown Location to build new office for lease or occupancy. Next to Kent’s Café. #CA0022820. Lot value only $62,900.

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Space and elegance. 1736 sq. ft. home. Unique floor plan, with extra garage in back. $575,000. Call Jill.

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2 bdrm home, perfect for first time home owners. Very clean and well cared for. Large mature, private lot. $118,900. Call Doug.

Doug Roberts Broker/Owner

Jill Fisher Associate/Owner

Apryl Cassidy Manager/Owner

Brian Lynn Associate Broker

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1500 sq. ft. bungalow, 5 bdrms, 3 bath on two lots with oversized detached garage. $329,000. Call Garry.

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3 bdrm home at affordable price of $149,000. Upgraded renovated. Call Edna.

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Building Supplies

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SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helper) position. SORTERS for recycling also required. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to canpak@xplornet.ca

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

Firewood

Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Stereos, VCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122; Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940

Auctions

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SPLIT FIREWOOD Dried, Shedded, on Pallets Pick up in yard or UFA Bulk Fuel Delivery Available Volume Discounts. 403-876-2422 403-740-3285 Distributor for

P-49 FASTEST ice/snow melting compound. Sidewalks, driveways, etc. Melts ice 36 times faster than salt! 16 times faster than flake calcium chloride! Twice as fast as competitive chemical de-icers! Works for 36 hours. Garth 403-888-5593; economicalproducts @telus.net.

Office Supplies

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

Misc. for Sale

TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS OR SERVICE HERE CALL CLASSIFIEDS

403-309-3300 1-877-223-3311 Cabinet Makers

$48/case

Shop Stettler & Save!

Dogs

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Business Services #1000 - #1430

FOR SALE 3â&#x20AC;? x 12â&#x20AC;? used planks for sale in 8, 13 or 16 ft lengths, and 120 used posts 6â&#x20AC;? diameter and 8ft long. Call during ofďŹ ce hours 403-742-5237 EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kontinuous Shokâ&#x20AC;? Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. www.1-800bigiron.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

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Accounting

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Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et, ett, Stettler A AB B F1B GOLDEN DOODLES, black now but will brindle as they get older. Non shedding, well handled, long time breeder. $900. Delivered to Alberta. Text 306-521-1371 or call 306-792-2113 www.furtettishfarm.ca

Travel Packages

1900

OSOYOOS, BC. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom furnished apartment available November 20 - April 30. $850/month includes utilities and basic cable. Underground parking and elevator, in-suite washer/dryer. Kathy 604-302-0444 or kfphillips2011@gmail.com. THE PALMS RV Resort; www. yumapalmsrvresort.com. Rated top 2% in America. 6-5-4-3 monthly specials. Starting at $637.50 month (plus tax/electric). Toll free 1-855-PALMS RV (1-855-725-6778).

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: gchap@gchap.ca

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Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

4912 - 51 Street P.O. Box 460, Stettler, Alberta

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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 jensenjobs@email.com or fax to 403-876-2554

Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210

Farm Equipment

Erskine Grill

SOLD the cows. JD 7330 MFWD 741 loader and grapple, 2100 hours, always shedded, exc. cond. Call 403-742-3829

18006 Alberta Ltd.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Counter Service $11.50/hour

Both are full time positions that require working shifts between the hours of 5 a.m â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 p.m. 7 days a week.

Contact Zina: 4 Lake Road, Erskine T0C 1G0 403-742-5151

VERTICAL TILLAGE MACHINE FOR RENT. Smart-till 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide and 8â&#x20AC;? depth with rotary harrows. $10/acre. More info, JD at 403-740-5992

Livestock

Horses

Bale Hauling & Swathing David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673

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30 BLACK/BBF, 20 red/RBS, Sim/Angus cross heifers, calving Feb. & Mar., bred to black Angus bull, 1100-1200 lbs. Contact Brian 780-608-7360

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Marketing of Hay and Straw Will load own truck

2010

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WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.

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C.R. GLASS

-Residential -Commercial -Farm Buildings -Renovations

Buzz Andersen Serving Stettler area over 35 years

403-742-1330 Drafting & Design

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Randy Long

4607 - 59 St., Stettler

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RAILSIDE DESIGN GALEN WIEBE

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN 5004 - 48 AVE., STETTLER

galen@railsidedesign.com

Eavestroughing

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Phone: 403-742-3555 4109 - 48 Avenue, Stettler

403-742-8838 *27 years experience*

Electrical

1150

www.northstarpaintandbody.com â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electrical We Do Itâ&#x20AC;?

Auto Body Repairs Accessories & Graphics Restoration/Sandblasting Box Liners

All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serving Stettler & area for 37 yearsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Complete auto body repair & painting

Phone 403-742-2869 4606 - 40 St., Stettler

Beauty/ Cosmetic

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â&#x20AC;˘ Quality Work â&#x20AC;˘ Quality Paint â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall Repair

Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

Fax 403-742-2522

Jacquie Mvula,

4910 - 51 Street Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

Stettler Furnace Cleaning

M.S., R.Aud 4806 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 51 Ave., Stettler, AB 403-742-EARS(3277) Open Monday to Friday 9:00a.m to 4:00p.m. (Closed over lunch & on holidays)

Chiropractor 4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta One block East of Scotia Bank

Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage

Come see Cathy at Points West Living located just south of Walmart. Get your Haircuts, Sets, Perms, Colours at reasonable rates!

Call Cathy at 403-740-7707 for an appointment

Barristers and Solicitors Advocates

Plumbing & Heating

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DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor -Gitzel Krejci Building

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SNOW REMOVAL Residential and Business Frontage

Verle Klassen

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STETTLER

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Home Consultations â&#x20AC;˘ Shades & Blinds â&#x20AC;˘ Soft Treatments â&#x20AC;˘ Fabrics & Hardware

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Misc. Services

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Snow Removal

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

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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+).

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Beauty/ Cosmetic

BRYON D. BALTIMORE

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbours!

LL. B.

1193

403-741-5970 Personal Services

Tru-Fence

Lori R. Reule Furnace Cleaning

Interior - Exterior Free Estimates

Phone 403-742-2529

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403-742-5111

Phone 403-742-1681

JT AUTO BODY LTD.

Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

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Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON

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5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB

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4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

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Cleaning

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1196

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Chapman and Co.

1930

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Glass Shops

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Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

1054

No. 5. 4707 - 42 Street Stettler, AB

Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656

1760

Bronze Events - Statues (by Fred Fellows) 24 KT Gold Buckles Bronze Buckle Collection (1975 - 2000) Pueter Rodeo Event Ashtrays. Phone: (403) 854-3646 Cell #: (403) 857-9570 Hanna, AB

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10 pkgs. of 500 sheets

SEASONED SPLIT PINE Call 403-323-0744

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Farm Custom Work

1800

WHITE 20LB BOND PAPER: 8.5 X 11

LOGS

1530

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

1760

403-742-2395

Blaze King Stoves

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THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT CLASSIFIEDS/SPORTS

HORSE and Stock trailer. Parts and repairs. Axles, brakes, drums, bearings, spring, rims, fenders, lights, and wiring. Pick up & delivery avail. HORSE SHOE TRAILER MFG. AND REPAIR. HALKIRK, ALBERTA 403-884-2173 403-430-0504

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

3 WESTEEL ROSCO GRAIN BINS, 1350 bushels. Phone 403-742-4626. HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. ROUND hay bales. Cheap Free delivery. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380

For Rent #3000 - #3200

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

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

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME in Stettler Available Sept. 1st. References required. 403-742-6631

3060

Suites

L A R G E One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005 1 BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE $575/month + D.D. & Utilities. 2 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS SUITE. $700/month + D.D. & Utilities. 403-742-3458 2 BDRM. SUITE - Stettler, quiet, MATURE, single, employed person, n/s, no pets, heat, water & laundry incld. $700 + d.d., avail. NOV 1. 403-742-8912 2 BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE DOWNTOWN STETTLER. Separate entrance, shared laundry. Looking for a quiet, mature adult, n/s, no pets. $700.00 a month, includes utilities. DD required. 403-740-6645

Storage Space

3160

STETTLER MINI STORAGE Household, furniture, business records, etc. Various sizes. Protected by security alarm and fenced and lighted perimeter. Owner: Reg and Darlene Hunter 403-740-9283 or 403-742-3153

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Fifth Wheels

2170 Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

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5110

Tires, Parts Acces.

Public Notice #6000

Transportation #5000-5300

Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300

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

2007 COLORADO, 28RK, Dutchman, 32’, slideout, back kitchen, shower, king bed, TV, stereo, air. loaded $22,900. 403-784-2482

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Mortgages Bought/Sold

4190

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6010 PUBLIC NOTICE

4090

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NOTICE

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

Money To Loan

4430

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HOUSE FOR SALE

#1, 5th Street West Erskine 1500 sq/ft, 5 Bedrooms, 3 baths, Main floor laundry. 28’x28’ double attached garage. Corner pantry, new fridge and new Gas Stove. Airtight wood burning stove.

Call Kelly 403-741-4034

who died on October 7, 2013 If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by December 19, 2013 with

Brenda Anderson at

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Community Support Services

Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Applications have been approved.

ADULTS/CHILDREN ANONYMOUS

1.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. For more info Kira & Ian FCSS, 403-742-2339

No: Legal Description: Municipal Address: Applicant: Proposed Development:

2755-2013 Lot 25, Block 8, Plan 7721414 4208 - 62 Street Charles Orlick Uncovered Deck

You may appeal this decision by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Stettler Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, P.O. Box 280, Stettler, Alberta prior to 4:30 p.m. November 13, 2013. For further information, please phone 403-742-8305. Leann Graham Planning & Development Services

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-742-3214; 403-742-2966 or 403-742-4271

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-2337

BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS ORGANIZATION 403-742-5437 during business hours

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6602 -- 44 44 Ave., Ave., Box Box 1270, 1270, 6602 Stettler, AB AB T0C Stettler, T0C2L0 2L0 Phone: 742-4441 Fax: Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 742-1277 403-742-1277

PUBLIC PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE

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OCTOBER 31, 2013 To avoid 10% penalty payments must be received by 4:30 or postmarked October 31, 2013.    Tax Payments can be made by CASH, CHEQUE, VISA, MASTERCARD, INTERAC, Online and at most Financial Institutions.

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6010

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS

Town of Stettler

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5180

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5180

Property is being offered for sale on an “as is – where is” basis. The minimum bid has been set at $10,000.00 for the parcel. Proposals must contain: Bid amount plus G.S.T., Name, Address, Telephone Number, legal of the parcel. Please contact the County of Stettler No. 6 office if you require any further information. Closing Date: November 15, 2013 at noon. County of Stettler No. 6 reserves the right to accept/reject any or all proposals. Proposals, marked Lots for Sale (Legal of Subject Property Bidding On), are to be submitted to: TIM FOX – CAO PO Box 1270 Stettler AB T0C 2L0 1-403-742-4441 Email: tfox@stettlecounty.ca

(formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)

Brenda 403-742-3067

COCAINE ANONYMOUS Pager toll-free (20 sec. response time) 1-403-357-6266

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-2337 (parents who have lost a child[ren])

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS 403-742-4059

HOME SUPPORT STETTLER & DISTRICT 403-742-6568

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Hot Line 403-342-1444

STETTLER & AREA ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SOCIETY (STABIS) For more information phone 403-742-6456

STETTLER & DISTRICT FOOD BANK SOCIETY Kathy Willis - 403-742-4567 Elaine Williams - 403-742-2745 4820 - 51 Street

STETTLER CITIZENS ON PATROL RCMP office 403-742-3382 www.stettlercop.org

STETTLER HANDIBUS 403-742-5858

STETTLER HEALTH EMERGENCY LINE PROGRAM 403-742-2337

STETTLER PEOPLE FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS 403-742-2337

STETTLER READ & WRITE OFFICE 403-742-2999

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Grace – 403-742-0681 Vivian – 403-742-3935

VICTIM SERVICE

Notice is hereby given that the following Development Permit Application for a discretionary use in accordance with the County of Stettler No. 6 Land Use Bylaw No. 1443-10 was approved by the Development Authority:

CONFUSED? GETTING THE RUN AROUND?

2.

3.

No: Legal Description: Applicant/Owner: Proposed Development:

DP 13069 NE 16-39-19 W4M Michael & Melanie Gish

No: Legal Description: Applicant/Owner: Proposed Development:

DP 13071 Lot B, Block 2, Plan 2275KS Atlas Holdings Ltd.

No: Legal Description: Rural Address: Applicant/Owner: Proposed Development:

DP 13073 Lot B, Plan 7921386 38041 Rge Rd 19-5 Robert & Rebecca Andersen

Ancillary Building (4,608 ft2) w/attached Dwelling Unit

Manufactured Home (1990) with a 30% variance (from 10’ to 7’) to the west minimum side yard setback

Ancillary Building (Residential oversized 1,536 ft2) with an 8% variance (from 125’ to 115’) for the minimum front yard setback

Any person claiming to be affected by such decision may appeal by giving notice in writing to the Secretary, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, County of Stettler No. 6, P.O, Box 1270, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 not later than November 13, 2013. The notice must contain the reason for the appeal. Jacinta Donovan & Cara McKenzie, Development Officers

Stettler minor hockey faces off for new season CHASE ROSLAND Independent reporter Stettler Minor Hockey Association has opened a new season with more players and teams on board. “We have added a few teams to our association,” said second-year president Jason Hegberg. “An atom female team will play for the first time this year. We’ve also added a third male team to the midget category. “It is awesome to see that more girls are coming out to play. Hopefully, those girls will stay with the program and play up until they’re done in midget. The bantam and midget female teams both have full rosters.” Although female hockey is making inroads, there’s no girls’ team at the peewee level. Stettler is icing 15 teams — A, B and C — in atom, peewee, bantam and midget boys’ categories. More than 220 players are registered with those teams, and the association also has four novice teams. The novice division hosts its annual tournament this Saturday and Sunday.

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Check it out The peewee division is adjusting a new Hockey Alberta rule that prohibits checking at that level. “The peewee A team has played one game thus far, and the rule hasn’t affected us, at all,” said Hegberg, the head coach of that team. “I’m a strong believer in teaching the kids techniques like angling to help them use proper contact methods for the game. I’ve taught the kids these techniques since I started coaching. “Regardless if the kids are able to hit or not, they are allowed to check. It’s not true that there is no contact in peewee. There are certain situations in the game where contact isn’t allowed. I believe that the rule has not taken contact right out of the game. The no-hit rule is trying to prevent bad situations where players can get hurt due to the size difference of kids at that age.” The rule change is similar to the new standard across Canada. The Alberta decision came just a couple of months after Stettler’s peewee A team won the provincial championship. “At first, I was unsure of the reasoning of why Hockey Alberta took hitting out of peewee,” Hegberg said. “But from what I heard about it, I’m fine with it. I think there is no need for hitting at the peewee level. I feel our kids have already transitioned to play without having to hit. It will help the kids as they move into bantam, because they will be able to angle better and get themselves into positions so the players can make good checks.” Tournament time All of the Stettler minor hockey teams have scheduled home tournaments for their respective divisions. They begin with the novice tourney this weekend. Last season was a banner season for the Stettler association, which produced provincial champions in peewee A, bantam A and midget B (with Stettler’s midget A team), along with multiple North Central Minor Hockey Association titles. The bantam A team won its provincial title on home ice. “We haven’t chose which team (or division) will hold provincials yet, but we are going to place a bid to host provincials,” Hegberg said. “We’ve hosted provincials for the past two years. It is a fundraiser for our association, it puts our volunteers to work, and our community puts on a great event. We’ve had great comments from Hockey Alberta, so we’ve continued to do it.” Development model More than 250 kids are registered with the Stettler association. “We’re looking forward to another great year,” Hegberg said. “We had a good successful last year, as far as player development. Winning isn’t the most important thing, but we strive for it. I think every kid wants to win a championship. For us to bring home three provincial banners last year is quite outstanding. Continued on Page B10


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ZONE

Page B9

WILLIAM E. HAY COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL 2012-13 HONOUR ROLL

DAVE MORRIS/Independent contributor

GRADE 9 — In the back row (from left) are Todd Yaremcio, Carly Wiens, Brianna Webb, Kianna Taylor, Kaylee Somerville, Mackenzie Sorensen, Erin Switenky, Chris Orlick and William Roberts. In the front row are Ryah Auton, Lize-Mari Bouwer, Shelby Gauthier, Olivia Hall, Schubert Hernando, Breanna Hofer, Matayah Loyst and Owen Moir. Missing from the photo is Brett Roper.

DAVE MORRIS/Independent contributor

GRADE 10 — In the back row (from left) are Alicia Nibourg, David O’Donnell, Cassidy Munholland, Baylee McMullen, Jennifer Meyer, Adam Pitzel, Eric Pitzel, Kieran Rost, Chase Rosland, Denver McComish, Hannah Shepherd, Nicole Vanderlee, Morgan Van Dusen, Autumn Woelk, Erin Yaremcio, Allison Yates, Erika Yates and Tanner Zimmermann. In the front row are Ronni Burrows, Grace Chapman, Brooke Cooper, Shayla Derr, Keirsten Docherty, Brianna Dowling, Stefan du Toit, Dacia Gramlick, Rebecca Harvey, Jayden Hogg, Tristan Laughlin, Peter MacNaughton, Taylor Marko and David McCann. Missing from the photo are Brandi Clarke, Garrett Esquirol, Makenzie Coenen, Brett Rider, Jacob Williams and Maverick Wilford.

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GRADE 11 — In the back row (from left) are Claire Hunter, Alex Keith, Andrew Kim, Hannah Kondas, Aaron Lee, Maggie MacKenzie, Brittany McKay, Scott Moxham, Tamara Nooijen, Maggie Orlick, Andrew Somerville, Amy Son, Nathan Spencer, Jennifer Taylor, Abby Tizzard and Brooke Torgeson. In the front row are Carly Armstrong, Nicholas Baharally, Cole Bailey, Elly Bak, Taylor Chase, Brittany Dahl, Braden Deagle, Jacques du Toit, Kennedy Fisher, Toni-Lynn Ganser, Corey Garbutt, Shea Heatherington, Rosanne Hernando and Weslee Hoekstra. Missing from the photo are Jessie Anderson, Jordan Bauman, Claire Brown, Allison Cassidy, Tim Chater, Breanna Davis-Hall, Amanda Gardner, Shannon Hammond, Allie Hiemstra, Meghan LaRose, Aaryn Lynham, Jordan McCallum, Rayna Pennycook, Brent Schweer, Amy Stratulate, Jamie Ternes and Haileigh Yome.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

THE STETTLER INDEPENDENT SPORTS/SCHOOL ZONE

Minor hockey eyes skill development at grassroots level Continued from Page B8

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“Whether or not we can repeat that (success) or make it better, who knows,” Hegberg said. “We like to see all of our teams compete, and if they can make it to the provincial level and represent our community strongly and show them what our hockey program is about, then that is great.” Stettler had paid particular attention to development at the grassroots levels. “For the last three to four years, we’ve been making strides at out younger programs, mites and novice,” the president said. “We are seeing benefits from those kids that have gone through Stettler’s program by showing more skill development and skating development as a group. “I believe we’ll have a good solid year. Everybody needs to remember that the kids are just out here to play hockey. These kids aren’t (pro) hockey players, they are just kids playing hockey with our program.” Hegberg stressed that parents must understand their kids are in the rink to have fun. “We’ve got to remem-

CHASE ROSLAND Wildcat Corner

PEEWEE A Stettler 7 Camrose AA 7 (Sunday, exhibition) Stettler 6 Ponoka 1 (Friday, regular season) (pre-season) Stettler 10 Innisfail 0 Stettler 20 Hobbema 0 Stettler 5 Bentley 2

Coaches gain advice A couple of weeks ago, Stettler hosted the third of seven sessions in a coaches’ mentorship program. “Doug Swanson, a sports psychologist originally from Stettler, has been doing a seven-session program for coaches to attend,” Hegberg said. “We do like programs like this that help both our kids and coaches in development. Swanson has been here twice before in years past. We usually get 30 to 40 coaches out to our event. Swanson has worked with high-calibre athletes. “For coaches to come and listen to him talk, it will help our coaches progress and benefit from this program, which will in turn help our kids out.”

BANTAM A Stettler 7 Edson 0 (Sunday) Stettler 9 Lacombe 3 Stettler 5 Red Deer 2 Stettler 2 Innisfail 2

The Stettler senior and JV girls were slated to play volleyball in Wetaskiwin this Tuesday, one night after the senior and JV boys were on their home court. This past weekend, the Stettler JV girls’ volleyball team travelled to Calgary for a tournament at Rundle College. The girls won their second game, but it wasn’t enough to advance to the finals. Last week, the JV girls faced Ponoka and lost 25-20 and 25-21, but won a third set. Stettler came out on top of a three-set battle with Rocky Mountain House. Last night, William E. Hay’s JV boys (a 3A school) hosted an exhibition game against a 4A team (Lindsay Thurber of Red Deer). “We are jumping up a division to play, but we are excited to play against some tougher competition,” said Wildcats coach Brady Armstrong. “We will be playing in a 4A tournament in Red Deer (this) weekend.” The JV boys played a regular league game this Monday night against HJ Cody (Sylvan Lake). In league play, the JV boys hosted Rocky Mountain House last Monday — and won. The league competition hasn’t been overly challenging for the JV Wildcats, Armstrong said, but this week’s action should present them with a challenge. “The guys pulled out a win (against Rocky) and even showed a little improvement over our last few games,” Armstrong said. The senior girls’ Wildcats lost to Rocky Mountain House last Tuesday in Stettler. The senior boys played at home and lost to Lacombe.

BANTAM B Stettler 2 Sylvan Lake 2 (Sunday) Stettler 5 Castor 3 BANTAM C Stettler had a 3-0-1 record in the pre-season BANTAM GIRLS Stettler 29 Hobbema 0 (Sunday) Camrose 5 Stettler 2 (exhibition) Stettler 5 Endmoor 1 Stettler 4 Lacoka 2 MIDGET B Viking 6 Stettler 4 (Sunday) Sylvan Lake 6 Stettler 1 Delburne 5 Stettler 3 Stettler 7 Rocky Mountain House 4

Around the school William E. Hay hosted a post-secondary fair on Oct. 17 that allowed students from every grade to interact with representatives from various post-secondary institutions. Students were able to talk with advisors from the post-secondary schools to learn about the different schools and their possible studies for after high school. Last Thursday, William E. Hay held an athletic spirit day/jersey day to recognize all athletes on sports teams thus far in the school year. Students have the chance to sign up to participate in health-discovery day at the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre.

MIDGET C (Pre-season) Ponoka 7 Stettler 0 (Sunday) Stettler 7 Sylvan Lake (B1) 3 Red Deer 8 Stettler 5 Sylvan Lake (B2) 8 Stettler 2 Team managers or representatives are asked to submit results to the Independent each week — by Sunday night — to: reporter2@stettlerindependent.com.

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ber what we are doing and where we are at, and keeping out heads on straight,” he said. “Let our referees do their job, and let the coaches do theirs. We just want to have a good, fun year.”

Tournament schedule After the novice tournament this weekend, the atoms go Nov. 22-24, females Dec. 7-8, midgets Jan. 3-5, bantams Jan. 17-19, peewees Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, and mites Feb. 15.

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October 30, 2013 edition of the Stettler Independent

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