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Stettler ‘gives thanks for sacrifices’ LES STULBERG Independent contributor

As thousands gathered across the nation to mark Remembrance Day on Monday, the Stettler community filled the Stettler Performing Arts Centre to capacity to remember and honour the men and women who have served this country in war and peace-keeping missions. Notable and refreshing was the fact that the audience was comprised of multi-generation families, young and old alike, from babies in arms right up to the most senior citizens. Each year, of course, the number of veterans in attendance dwindles slightly. Stettler lost one of its most celebrated war heroes last January with the death of Jack Chapman. Speakers at Monday’s service paid tribute to the late Chapman for his service and his devotion to the Stettler branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Lest we forget, the traditional two-hour service helped keep the memory alive of those who served in the great wars and peace-keeping efforts. Some of them made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. A key message delivered on Remembrance Day was that the freedoms we enjoy today should not be taken for granted, and that “a huge debt of gratitude” is owed to those who served to protect those freedoms. In her invocation address, Rev. Carolyn Langford praised those who bravely served. “We remember those who died and those who returned wounded — in body, mind and spirit,” Langford said. “We give thanks for their sacrifices.” After the service at the Performing Arts Centre, the Legion colour guard and members of the RCMP detachments marched to Sharpe’s Memorial Park to lay wreaths at the memorial cenotaph on a cool but sunny November day. LES STULBERG/Independent contributor

Const. William Lewadniuk of the Stettler RCMP detachment lays a wreath at the Sharpe’s Memorial Park cenotaph Monday during Remembrance Day services in Stettler. See more photos on Page A2.

Community support sought for man’s ‘miraculous’ recovery LES STULBERG Independent contributor Marvin and Shelly Potter of Stettler have been bravely dealing with a health crisis on their own for the past few years. Marvin has been on the waiting list for a lung transplant for more than a year. On Oct. 26, he received a double-lung transplant by a team of surgeons in a ninehour surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. The family is elated at Marvin’s new lease on life. “I can’t describe how unbelievable this is,” Shelly said of the life-giving operation. “It’s definitely a miracle.” Shelly said she now realizes how important it is for people to sign their organ-donor cards. “One life can save seven or eight lives,” she said. “Some good can come from something so tragic.” The “miracle” has not come without costs. “It has been emotionally, physically and financially draining,” Shelly said. “It’s been a long grind.” Marvin, 67, has been unable to work for the past two years because of complications of emphysema and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The couple has drawn down their savings

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Thankful for his double-lung transplant last month, Marvin Potter and wife Shelly are banking on the Stettler community’s support to counter costs associated with his recovery. “to get by,” but the costs are still coming in. To try to ease the financial burden, the Stettler FCSS is co-ordinating a benefit for the Potters where donations can be made to help the Potters through a difficult time. “We have been watching this journey and see

the hardships stressful times like this presents,” said FCSS director Wendy Rhyason. Shelly is employed at the Stettler FCSS office. “Shelly gives so much of herself to help others,” Rhyason said. “She is such a caring and giving person. “Now is a chance for the

community to help back, in the Potters’ time of need. We don’t want to see them lose everything they have worked for.” Rhyason said Shelly had “no clue” that Marvin’s health crisis would cost so much. Before qualifying for the transplant, Marvin had

to spend six weeks in Edmonton for physio preparation in May and June of this year. Marvin was removed from intensive care last Thursday, but remains in hospital. He’s expected to begin a rehab program soon. The rehab program in-

volves sessions every day for the next three months. Shelly plans to stay in Edmonton with Marvin during rehab. Accommodations near the hospital cost a minimum of $2,000 per month. Medication costs are high after such a procedure. Shelly said Marvin is on 25 prescription drugs, with the two most expensive costing $3,000 per month. She said even with health benefits, their cost will still be $1,800 per month on those two drugs, and she’s uncertain how much her benefit plan will cover on the other medications. Luckily, the province provides the anti-rejection drugs. In addition to the medications, pieces of medical equipment are also required for testing blood pressure and temperature, as well as a “spirometer,” a device that when blown into tests lung-performance. Marvin will require medication and testing for the rest of his life to monitor organ rejection and infection, Shelly said. Rhyason said small towns like Stettler are caring communities and she expects that when the community learns of the plight of the Potters, they will respond with help. Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at the Stettler FCSS office on main street. Cheques can be made payable to the Stettler Community Service Centre and charitabledonation tax receipts are slated to be issued by the end of the year.

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February opening targeted for new-look Rec Centre RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter After two months of demolition, work is set to begin to renovate the Stettler Recreation Centre and create a new seniors’ centre and an expanded library. “Structural steel is scheduled to arrive in two weeks, and then the front entrance will start to take shape and the other parts of the project,” said Lee Penner, the town’s director of parks and leisure services. Sliding doors and a reconfigured angle are the main features of the entrance. The project is budgeted at just more than $2 million. Construction is scheduled for the next two months. “It will all be ready for Family Day (Feb. 17) and it will be one of the first big events in the new-look Rec Centre,” Penner said.

Upstairs, the seniors’ centre in the former conference room is set to be the first component completed. “The seniors’ centre is scheduled to be completed by the end of December and ready for use by midJanuary,” Penner said. “When the seniors’ centre is ready and accessible, we plan to have a special grand opening for that part,” said Coun. Malcolm Fischer, who has headed the project to create a new seniors’ centre in town. Representatives of seniors’ groups who toured the centre last week were pleased with the progress, Fischer said. “Comments from reps of seniors groups has been very encouraging.” Afterward, other parts of the projects are expected to wrap up within weeks. Expanding the library to about 5,000 square feet from 3,000 is slated to soon be completed, Fischer said.

On budget, Fischer commends the architect for his leadership to maintain costs. “John Hull has been an excellent choice, because if there are nickels and dimes to be saved, he will find them and no needless expenditures anywhere,” Fischer said. Overall, the budget has pegged the library at $743,636, the seniors’ centre at $599,040 and the new entry and interior staircase and reconfigured foyer at $722,979. A $250,000 grant for the library from the new federal Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIP) for the Town of Stettler in partnership with the County of Stettler was the funding that kickstarted the major renovation project, Penner said. Originally built about 20 years ago, the facility has become a centre of much activity for the Stettler region.

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Stettler parks and recreation director Lee Penner (left) and Coun. Malcolm Fischer check out the progress last week in the seniors’ centre under construction at the Stettler Recreation Centre.

Town to hike fees for business licences RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter After two months of demolition, wo For the first time since 1999, fees for business licences in Stettler will go up next year. At the first meeting of the new council last week, the town raised annual fees for residents to $150 from $125 and for non-residents to $350 from $325, with part of the fee applied to membership for the Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development. Last changed in January 1999, the town council of the day reduced the resident rates to $125 from $150 and non-resident fees to $325 from $350. “We run the risk that when we don’t increase fees for decades, we eventually have to address it and

make dramatic raises,” said Stettler Mayor Dick Richards, who initiated the increase. “We put more funding into physician recruitment with the board of trade.” All councillors supported the raise in rates. “A $25 increase would be small,” said Coun. Sean Nolls, a new councillor who represents the town on the board of trade and owns a business. Under the structure, resident covers business owners who reside in the town and county of Stettler. For the coming year, the town projects that increase in fees will generate revenue of $90,300, an increase from $77,140 under the previous rates. Rezoning for ENR Distribution With plans to expand business,

ENR Distribution has received initial support to rezone its property at the north entrance of town on Highway to industrial from highway commercial. Council gave first reading to a bylaw to rezone this property at 4611 — 51A Avenue and 5106 — 46 Street to allow ENR to expand on property it acquired from Shell Canada. “ENR Distribution and Shell Canada worked in conjunction to remediate the site from previous contamination,” said Leann Graham, planning and development officer. “It was an identified brownfield site, however, with the effort of ENR, this property has been reclaimed.” Mayor and councillors expressed that this is a good “first step” to help remediate brownfields in the community.

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‘This is corruption’ in County of Stettler By Derek Fildebrandt Alberta director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation When governments use taxpayers’ money to explicitly campaign for a candidate running for political office, it’s fair to call it corrupt and undemocratic. According to documents provided to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, that is just what happened in at least one municipality during the last provincial election. The documents reveal how at least one senior, taxpayer-paid, municipal employee in the County of Stettler used government time and resources to campaign for the re-election of now former MLA Jack Hayden. In 106 pages of email exchanges, senior municipal employees received, and may have forwarded, nearly daily campaign updates from the PC Party campaign war room to their fellow municipal employees. It’s clear these campaign emails ended up in county inboxes and that at least one senior staff member was working on the PC campaign. One email exchange shows the County of Stettler director of

communications, Shawna Benson, sharing a campaign Facebook page for PC candidate Jack Hayden that she had built. “Our Facebook Page is now up and running…with an event for the Premier’s visit on Thursday going live shortly. Please .. go to the Facebook page if you have an account….And “like” it…!” This email was sent from her county email address at 10:45 a.m. on a Tuesday. In preparation for voting day, some county staff received this reminder: “The following bulletin includes some links on the PC Senate Candidates, and you might want to review this before the vote tomorrow. Let’s all focus on getting Jack Hayden supporters out to the polls.” From what we already know, it’s fair to ask if these employees were planning on “getting Jack Hayden supporters out to the polls” on government time. The County of Stettler didn’t just fund partisan campaigns with taxpayers’ money indirectly through the use of government employee’s time, but also directly with donations to the Progressive Conservative Party. Between 2008 and 2010, the

municipality forked over an average of $2,600 a year to the PC Party. The practice was discontinued soon after. It would seem that in lieu of direct cash payments from the county, in-kind taxpayer “donations” would be made in the form of employee time and resources. There needs to be consequences for this. To begin with, all County of Stettler employees who used taxpayer-funded, county resources or did campaign-related work on taxpayers’ dime should lose their jobs. Elections Alberta also needs to investigate. Some employees were brazen in their willingness to openly campaign using taxpayers’ money, and showed no shame or moral compunction about it. With the names and email addresses of so many others blacked out, it would not be surprising if other county employees turned out to have been campaigning while on the clock, as well. Only a thorough investigation by authorities with the power to obtain the required information can ascertain just how extensive this practice was in Stettler. Jack Hayden used to be a councillor and reeve for Stettler

between 1998 and 2007. He was also the municipal affairs minister between 2008 and 2011. It’s no surprise that his friends at the municipality wanted to help him get re-elected. But they should have known better than to use county resources. Jack Hayden was copied on 17 of these campaign emails between April 3 and April 21, 2012 — almost one a day. Presumably, he knew that at least one county employee was campaigning on taxpayers’ time. Did he make any attempt to stop the practice? Elections Alberta has identified 44 municipalities and other government institutions that made “donations” to political parties in recent years, like Stettler. It’s fair to ask how many of these municipalities — like Stettler — “donated” staff time and resources to campaigns as well. Funneling taxpayers’ money into partisan campaigns is not just wasteful and unethical, it undermines the integrity of our democratic institutions. Only an investigation and a few public examples of the consequences can clear the air. Let’s call a spade a spade. This is corruption.

‘I could have changed the world ...’ Can we make a difference? I suspect that we all want to, but there are a couple of hurdles that need to be cleared. First, we mustn’t think that we are too small or insignificant to make a difference. Someone comically said that, “If you think you are too small to make a difference you have never been in bed with a mosquito!” Second, we need to recognize that making a difference will often include selflessness and sacrifice ... as it did for Tony Kistan. On April 28, 1996, a gunman walked into a crowded cafe in Port Arthur, Australia and began firing. The shooting spree resulted in the death of 35 and the wounding of 23. Tony Kistan, a Salvation Army officer, and his wife Sarah were in the restaurant when the terrible massacre began. Tony immediately stepped in front of his wife to protect her from the gunfire. Consequently, he was one of the first to be hit. As Sarah cradled her dying husband in her arms he uttered his last words. He told her, “I’m going to be with the Lord.” Are you wondering, “What difference

did that make? A good man is dead, and for what?” I would admit that there’s validity in that line of reasoning but the story is not quite done. At a press conference shortly after the shooting, Tony’s 24-year-old son Nesan described his father’s commitment to the gospel of Christ. He explained that this was why Tony had a such strong assurance as he was dying. As Nesan spoke, toughened journalists and calloused photographers and cameramen were seen wiping away tears from their eyes. They delivered Tony’s final words of faith through


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the Australian media and then around the world. Tony had faithfully shared his faith in Christ with strangers and friends, but now in death, the message that he loved was shared with millions. He had made a difference! Thankfully, we don’t have to be shot to make a difference. However, we must recognize that making a difference begins with us. An early church writer said, “As a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult, so I tried to change my nation. I found I couldn’t change the nation, so I focused on my town...I couldn’t change the town...then I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if I had changed myself, I could have impacted my family and I could have made an impact on our town...their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world!” Are you making a difference?


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Bill 28 represents ‘victory for democracy’ Bill 28, The Modernizing Regional Governance Act, created a great deal of controversy in the Legislature recently, and for some very vaild reasons. The Alberta government was forced to change its tune after sober second thought being raised by the Opposition parties in the Legislature with this obviously flawed piece of legislation. One of the bill’s primary goals is to allow the province to assume stricter controls over development throughout the province’s municipalities. The bill would establish the province’s authority to force municipalities to enter into regional planning boards like the Capital Region Board or the Calgary Regional Partnership and impose strict controls on the governing bodies. Along with the strict controls come strict consequences for those that do not comply. The bill states that, “if the Minister considers that a municipal authority or regional services commission has not complied with an Alberta Land Stewardship Act (Bill 36) regional plan, the Minister may take any necessary measures to ensure that the municipal authority or regional services commission complies with the ALSA regional plan.” Those measures for those elected officials who fail to co-operate or provide requisite information, unbelievably, are a fine of up to $10,000 or one year in prison. The Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) haven’t had an adequate opportunity to go over the proposed bill due to the lack of any prior consultation being done. The lack of consultation, coupled with the recent civic elections that saw some of the towns, counties and municipal districts experience a significant turn-over in councillors that hadn’t even been sworn-in before the bill was introduced in the house by the municipal affairs minister,

would have undermined that independence.” The Wildrose will continue to advocate for your duly elected civic officials to have the legal, unobstructed, autonomy they require to act in the best interests of their constituents.

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MLA Report by Rick Strankman added to the uncertainty. What’s most concerning to every Albertan is that their locally elected officials would essentially be restricted from the decisions the constituents of their communities democratically elected them to make. Also of great concern to taxpayers, will be the effect Bill 28 will no doubt have, on introducing yet another layer of bureaucracy to an already cluttered regulatory environment. After a raucous 12-hour debate forced by the opposition that went on until 1:45 a.m. Halloween morning, the premier announced the next day that Bill 28 would not proceed until more thorough consultation with municipalities and municipal leaders could be completed. The outcome was due to an all-night session between the official opposition and the Alberta government. According to Airdrie MLA Rob Anderson, who led the charge in the debate, “this reversal from the government is a victory for democracy, local civic government autonomy, and all Albertans.” “I am delighted to see the Premier come around to our perspective on this legislation,” Leader of the Wildrose Party Danielle Smith said. She also added, “Wildrose strongly believes in the autonomy of local governments and the current Bill 28

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Helping families battle violence in the home coming on 40 years, Judi Beebe of Donalda received an Inspiration Award from the provincial government last week to kick off Family Violence Awareness Month. One of three individual recipients, she was honoured by the new Ministry of Family and Community Safety during a ceremony in Calgary. “Just doing this type of

Thank You! Judi Beebe of Donalda holds the Inspiration Award she received from the provincial government for her dedicated work to fight family violence in central Alberta and beyond. RICHARD FROESE/Independent reporter

co-ordinator, board member and chair of Camrose Women’s Shelter. “When I was young and in school, a girl in my school experienced a lot of domestic violence in her home and I would often bring her to my home and she told me about her situation, and so I thought somebody should do something about it,” Beebe said. “I thought I would go into a career where I know I could make a difference.” After embarking on the career at 20 years old, she has touched many lives and families and serves on fam-






ily violence committees in Stettler, Drumheller, Camrose and Beaver County. “I hear stories every day from people who have experienced sexual abuse in the childhood or domestic abuse from their partner,” said Beebe, who has a daughter employed as a social worker and her other daughter as a music therapist. “To know that someone will listen to them and believe them, and offer support and help, is really the most important thing we can do.” As her career demon-

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Stettler scores five blooms in international competition for heritage preservation with the Stettler Town and Country Museum. “While we didn’t bring home any special certificates or awards, we certainly came home with many great recommendations from our judges and lots of good ideas from interacting with the judges and the other communities,” Spencer said. With the luck of the Irish, the Village of Abbeyshrule, Ireland, won the category. “I think that Stettler is doing a tremendous job in lots of areas and I hope that we’ll continue to move forward in our participation in CIB and in our general efforts to make Stettler a better, cleaner, greener place to live,” Spencer said. The beautification committee encourage everyone in town, whether a resident,

RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter Stettler has again received a five-bloom rating at the national Communities in Bloom awards this year, competing for the second year in the international challenge for small towns. “They do judge much, much harder at the international level in order to differentiate between all of the communities that are all doing great things,” said Rob Spencer, who chairs Heartland Beautification Committee for the Town of Stettler. “As a result, our marks were slightly lower than in the past.” Stettler dropped its score to 82 from 85 last year. On a bright note, Stettler was specially recognized

a business owner, a volunteer, or a student, “to take a look at this community with a different lens and do two things,” Spencer said. “First is to appreciate what a great place this is and what great features, amenities and services we have. “The second is to step up and do something more to contribute, even if you are already doing something. It is our combined efforts that will make the difference.” Watch for more initiatives, projects and activities in the next year. “If anyone wants to get involved, but don’t know how, just ask and we’ll find a way.” Anyone wishing to participate is requested to contact a committee member or phone the town office at 403-742-8305.

Downtown Stettler was part of the tour last summer as Communities in Bloom judges toured the town in the annual international contest.

Town on a mission to clean brownfields RICHARD FROESE Independent reporter In an effort to clean up former fuel stations in Stettler and clear the way for more highway commercial space, town council has set two priority highway properties now labelled as brownfields. At its regular meeting last week, town council selected sites on Highway 12 east of Stettler GM and beside Kentucky Fried Chicken as priority sites to clean up, as council awaits a provincial report and strategy with sites among 11 locations in town. “It’s totally ludicrous that these oil companies walk away without remediating these properties,” said Coun. Malcolm Fischer, who expressed brownfields as a top priority during the town’s all-candidates’ forum during the election campaign last month. “We want to put pressure on the government.” Other councillors fully supported the push. “We need to make this a high priority,” said Coun. Will Brown, in his first council meeting as an elected representative. Now with 11 brownfields untouched after four were cleaned up this year in town, council plans to meet with Alberta Environment ministry officials during the convention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association on Nov. 21.

For more than a year, the provincial Brownfield Redevelopment Working Group under the ministries of municipal affairs and environment has studied a program and strategy and currently not agreed yet to release the report or move forward with a recommendation. With these sites cleaned up, it will allow the town to create opportunities for highway commercial and other businesses. “More space for highway commercial development is why we needed annex land from the Country of Stettler,” Mayor Dick Richards said. Soil testing by the KFC site was conducted last summer, though the level of contamination hasn’t yet been determined, said Leann Graham, planning and development officer. Located at the junction of Highway 56, it’s a prime location because 10,000 vehicles pass through that area daily, said chief administrative officer Rob Stoutenberg. Discussing the concerns with the ministry, town officials will ask when the report will be released and how the strategy might benefit the town and its plans to redevelop brownfield sites in a timely manner. During further discussion, other priority sites mentioned were on Highway 56 south of Heartland Bowl and downtown on main street, across from Stettler and District Family and Community Support Services.

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well as neighbours attended the social. We hope you have many more happy birthdays, Lee. Congratulations to a longtime resident of the Byemoor – Hackett area and now of Stettler, Isabel (nee Campbell) Nixon, on celebrating her 90th birthday. A social was held in her honour on Saturday afternoon at the Stettler Legion Hall. Best wishes for many more happy years, Isabel. Congratulations are also in order for another former Byemoor resident, Olwin (nee Green) Pearson, on the celebration of her 90th birthday. A large crowd attended the social for Olwin at the Stettler Legion Hall on Sunday afternoon. Olwin’s talented family provided the entertainment for the program. We wish Olwin many more happy birthdays. Several folks from the Endmoor area attended the memorial funeral service for Leonard Waters in Big Valley on Saturday. The service was performed by Leonard’s nephew Doug Hayden of Calgary. Leonard was a well-known and highly-respected member of the Big Valley community. He was laid to rest in the family plot in the Endiang Cemetery. Kate Woelk had her uncle and aunt,

About 100 people filled the Endiang Hall on Saturday evening to enjoy the Tim Hus CD release concert. Hus is a talented singer, songwriter and entertainer, true to his Canadian roots. He and his band are amazing musicians as well. The event was hosted by Ruthie Ratcliffe of Ruthie’s Roost. Her son Jesse Fowler opened the show. Those who did not attend missed a fun and entertaining evening. Thanks to Ruthie for bringing such wonderful entertainment to town. Congratulations to Lee Hunt, a longtime Endiang resident, on the celebration of her 80th birthday. On Thursday, Lee along with her daughters Barb Paetz, Sue Armstrong, Maureen Wasdal and Wilma Paetkau attended a live performance of “The Great Gatsby” at Theatre Calgary. One of the performers was Lee’s nephew, Christopher Hunt. He is the son of Connie Hunt and the late David Hunt. The celebration continued on Friday with shopping at the Millarville Market and on Sunday with an open house at the home of Jim and Maureen Wasdal. Many family members, including son Harold, as

HALKIRK HERALD By Rose Koenraadt and Dorothy Anderson Our community bids farewell to Chuck and Jean Schilling, who have moved into Stettler. We wish them the very best in their new home. Ryan and Tara, along with their three children, Natalie, Zachary and Coy, have taken over the family farm. They are the fourth generation of Schillings to farm the land south of Halkirk. We extend a welcome to Charmaine Bjarnason and

Tom Ladouceur who have moved into our community and live on Berry Street. Congratulations to our girls’ volleyball team, which made it to the semifinals at the CARA playoffs in Stettler last Saturday. We send our best wishes out to Janette Berry, who has been a patient in the Red Deer hospital recovering from surgery to her foot. Anne Neilson, Rose Koenraadt, Olga Cox and Elizabeth Raher were floor curling at a seniors’ bonspiel in Galahad this week.

COMING UP: Nov. 14 – Bingo at the Hall at 7 p.m.; Nov. 18 – Operation Christmas child shoe boxes due at the school; Nov. 23 – Southern Gospel concert and pot-luck supper at the hall at 6 p.m.; Dec. 1 – Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 11 a.m., along with a Christmas bazaar at the school from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.; Dec. 17 – Mother Teresa school Christmas concert at 7 p.m. All of those celebrations are open to the community and its neighbours, so feel free to attend.

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Allan and Coral Grimwood of Dryden, Ont., spend a week-long visit with her. Kate’s brother from Lethbridge, Ken Oulette, also came for a family visit. A correction to last week’s news — Cliff and Juanita Pruden have not yet moved to Castor, the move is now planned for the spring. Sonny and Terry Gallant have Terry’s son Barry Stauffer visiting from Montreal. Due to the stormy weather on the first weekend of November, the 4-H weigh-in had to be postponed. All the beef clubs weighed their calves on Nov. 6 at the Stettler Auction Mart. The crib meet at the Endmoor Dropin Centre on Tuesday evening saw Eleanor Schultz emerge as the top player and Ruthie Ratcliffe placed second. The next crib meet will be on Nov. 19. Several from the district took in one of the performances of “Beauty and the Beast” in Hanna. Some local people are involved in the production. The Byemoor School held its Remembrance Day service at the school on Tuesday. Students and representatives of the Stettler branch of the Royal Canadian Legion composed the program. It is so

important we do not forget the sacrifices made so we may enjoy the freedom we do. It was another busy weekend for the local hockey players. The pee wees won their games in Byemoor against Rocky Mountain House on Saturday 7 – 3 and on Sunday against Lacombe, 6 – 5. The atoms team won against Daysland by a score of 9 – 4 while the mites lost their game in Delburne. The novice team won its game against Kneehill in Trochu with a score of 8 – 1. The Endmoor Minor Hockey Association donated $500 to the Byemoor School nutritional program and $500 to the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society from proceeds earned from hosting the Chevelles concert. The group said it is its way of giving back to the community in appreciation of the support they receive. Santa Claus Day is coming up in Byemoor on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in booking a table to sell crafts, Christmas baking or other merchandise can call Doreen Nixon at 403579-2460. The charge is $10 per table. The 4-H beef club will sell Christmas trees and will be in charge of pictures with Santa.

DONALDA DIARY By Darlene Tantrum The Spruce Coulee Ladies Aid will hold their fall auction on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Spruce Coulee Community Centre. It’s a great time to have some fun and catch up with your neighbours and friends. On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m., the Sharon Lutheran Ladies will host their fall auction. This will be at the church basement. Come bid on baking, crafts and more. Proceeds go to “Operation Christmas Child.” Lunch and fellowship after the auction.

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the “Kids Klub” will meet at the church from 3:30 until 4:45 p.m. All children are welcome. The Festival of Trees will open at the Donalda Community Art Gallery on Nov. 25. These trees are donated to be auctioned off on Dec. 7, after the Parade of Lights and before the fireworks. It’s a chance to come into the Art Gallery for hot chocolate and cookies and warm up. To view the trees, contact the Darlene at the museum 403-883-2100 or 403-883-2253.

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Donalda’s Village Christmas will be Dec. 7, starting at 11 a.m. There will be a Country Market at the hall, Santa’s Shopping Centre for the kids at the Drop-In Centre, pictures with Santa, hot lunch available, Parade of Lights at 5 p.m., auction of decorated Christmas trees, followed by fireworks. Come and enjoy a day in Donalda. Sorry, I got my weeks mixed up on birthdays, so offering belated wishes to Don Getzlaf, Trent Erickson, Holly Komishke, Daryl Zarry, Gerda Mueller, Meagan Kneeland, Molly Kneeland, Owen Turk, John Hillestad, Tavis Murdock, Loree Nixon, Becky Dixon, Darren Sideritsch, Jayden Erickson, Susan Dahl and everyone else who celebrated this last week, I hope your day was very enjoyable. Happy belated birthday.

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RUMSEY RECORD By Patty Steen Well, the snow has settled and the roads have been cleared but I believe winter is here to stay! It’s a good time to take out those projects you have been putting off for a while now. Curling is underway at the Rumsey rink and Stan Solberg called to inform me about a new bonspiel that will be held this coming week in Rumsey called the Wildrose bonspiel. Brooks Watts and Tim Primrose will be taking 16 mixed team entries for this bonspiel that will conclude on Nov. 23. There will be prizes for each event, but the most exciting part is that the winner of the A event will then go on to curl against the winners of an identical bonspiel being held in Pollockville that will conclude on Nov. 30. The two teams will meet in Hanna on Dec. 16 for a chance to win four tickets to the Scots provincial bonspiel in Sylvan Lake to be held in January 2014; plus the bragging rights, of course! This sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to get into

the curling season, so call Tim at 403-3683726 or Brooks Watts at 403-368-2357 to register a team. Jolene Kopjar called to let me know that the Morrin School Library is hosting their Scholastic Fall Book Fair from Nov. 18 to 22. It will be open late the evening of parent-teacher Interviews, so you have a chance to get into it then as well. This is a great way to support the school library and also purchase some good reading material for your children and yourself. Marilyn Trentham also called to let me know that the Morrin Lions will be hosting a “Strides for Diabetes” Walk at the school on Nov. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. and encouraged everyone to join in on this worthwhile cause. Thanks to everyone who makes an effort to call, text, email or Facebook me with info from the community. It sure makes writing this column a lot easier and a whole lot more interesting to read, I am sure. The Rumsey Library is back operating at our full hours, I would like to thank my

BOTHA BOOSTER This Thursday, all are invited to come out to the Botha Hall at 7:30 p.m. for a meeting and volunteer night. All are invited to come out for the meetings and become a BCC member. If you would like more information on becoming a BCC member, call Lorraine Hankins at 403-742-1155, or email her at ljhankins@ Looking for a reasonably priced hall to have your Christmas get-togethers in, contact Marsha Mailer at 403-742-2559. The hall is nice inside and has a great sound system to use and holds quite a few people. Why not rent that great place for your Christmas or New Year’s get-togethers? Book now as both of those holidays are coming up soon. Join us at the Botha Senior Centre the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:15 p.m. sharp for an exciting and fun game of Bingo. The jackpot and loonie pots haven’t been won since the beginning of summer, so why not come out and try out your luck that evening. Quilting is set to take place again on Monday,

Joke of the week, Enjoy: Jake and Bart were on their way to look a big string of cattle when they got caught in a terrible blizzard. In white-out conditions, they pulled into a ranch headquarters and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night. “I realize it’s terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I’m recently widowed,” she explained. “I’m afraid the neighbours will talk if I let you stay in my house, so maybe it would be better if you stayed in the bunkhouse.” “Not a problem,” said Bart. “The bunkhouse will be fine … If the weather breaks,

we’ll be gone at first light.” Come morning, the weather was clear and the cattle buyers got on their way. About nine months later, Jake received an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that attractive widow that let them stay in her bunkhouse. He found Bart at his favourite watering hole and asked, “Do you remember that good-looking widow that let us stay in her bunkhouse last winter?” “I sure do,” replied Bart. “Did you happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house and pay her a visit?” Jake asked. With growing concern, Bart answered cautiously, “Yeah, I guess I did.” “And did you happen to use my name, instead of telling her your name?” asked Jake. Looking like a deer caught in the headlights, Bart mumbled, “I guess I did that, too. Is there a problem?” “No problem,” laughed Jake. “She just died … And left me everything.”


Nov. 24, starting at 9 a.m. at the Senior Centre. Everyone is welcome, so if you’ve never quilted before but want to learn the special craft, they would love you to join and teach you a skill that has been handed down over the generations.

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regulars and anyone who I left standing outside my locked door during the past two months of football season. It is all over except for the banquet, so I am able to stay full time at the library. The Rumsey community ccalendar is for sale at the library. I hope you will take a few minutes to stop in and take a look at this beautiful collection of local pictures. They make for a great Christmas present!

By Paulette Heer Thirty-eight family and friends gathered at the Gadsby Community Hall to help Wade Diegel celebrate his 40th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 2. Happy Birthday, Wade. There’s more activity in Gadsby,

with a new ceiling being installed in the Gadsby Heritage Society church building. There will be a “Country Christmas Market” at the Gadsby Community Hall on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coffee available. Ten-plus vendors will be set up. It’s a great opportunity for Christmas shopping for

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‘Number of options’ discussed to contend with budget shortfalls

By Colleen Warren Clearview School Division

At the Clearview school board meeting last Thursday, associate superintendent Peter Neale presented updated information regarding the fall budget for the 2013-14 school year, including a number of options to deal with budget shortfalls. While the province has been trimming funding in recent years, Clearview has been following a planned course of action by spending reserves to lessen the impact of funding decreases on programming. Since August 2009, Clearview reserves have been drawn down by about $2.8 million to sustain operations and services across the school division. The board believes reserves are now close to where they should be, and the division must now look for ways to manage expenditures going forward. The board strongly believes that available resources should be used to provide the very best programming possible. While centralized operations are a necessary and important part of the system, the board considers it very important to have as much funding as possible going directly to schools. Based on the information presented, the board directed senior administration to finalize the 2012-13 financial statements and transfer a net total of $382,618 in unrestricted reserves to cover funding shortfalls across the division, including: — $248,755 for Stettler Outreach School due to funding shortfalls; — $15,473 for Stettler Elementary School and Stettler Middle School; — $92,000 to pay for the Alberta government funding clawback announced in its spring budget; — $43,439 to rebuild the Contingency and Flexibility Fund; — $40,919 to pay for unbudgeted in-










creases in sick leave costs; — $26,858 to pay for the Clearview share of paving the road by the Stettler bus and maintenance shops.

The shortfalls are partly offset by contributions of $50,000 from the administration reserve and $34,826 from the technology reserve being put back into schools. The board also directed senior administration to finalize the 2013-14 fall budget, including: — Reducing trustee expenditures to the same level as in the 2011-12 school year. — Keeping all school programs going with no major changes during the school year. — Continuing to use $300,000 from the Equity of Opportunity grant to replace the Fuel Price Contingency grant cut by the province in its spring budget. That enables the division to continue operating all current bus routes and keep ride times as low as possible. Reducing expenditures in building operation and maintenance to address an unsustainable deficit of $510,990 projected for this budget. The deficit is mainly due to provincial funding cuts and cost increases for utilities. The board agreed to reductions in maintenance services across the division and having administration explore other potential reductions, such as closing unused classrooms to save expenditures in the operations and maintenance budgets.

Next meeting The next meeting of the Clearview school board will held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, at the board office in Stettler. Regular board meetings are open to the public.

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“Just Joking with Jennifer” is a fantastic new program that has started at the Stettler Public Library. Happening on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., kids meet at the library for an hour filled with jokes, riddles, and games! Once having mastered a few jokes each, we then have a chance to visit the various seniors’ centres and perform our jokes in front of an audience. This provides a stress-free learning environment for kids to improve public-speaking skills, as well as create intergenerational relationships. Children with a background in public speaking are more likely to succeed in school and the workplace, and “Just Joking” is an awesome way to get started. Over the past three

weeks, we have been having fun with activities such as funny-face competitions, make-your-own-joke games, charades and more. Pre-schoolers and their adults are invited to join Read and Rhyme Playtime on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Stettler Recreation Centre in the upstairs meeting room. Join Kim as she leads you in songs, rhymes, stories and an all-around great time. Until the 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 a.m. to 8 p.m., with Sunday being closed. If you have any questions or concerns about the new hours, contact us at

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Lightning strike 10 straight wins Stettler defeats Coaldale 5-2 to remain unbeaten on home ice JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor The Stettler Lightning continue to make the most of the franchise’s 20th-anniversary season. The Lightning won their 10th straight Heritage Junior Hockey League game last Sunday when they defeated the Coaldale Copperheads 5-2 at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Dylan Houston scored two goals just 1:30 apart early in the third period to break open a 2-1 game in an afternoon contest on the eve of Remembrance Day. The Lightning (10-3 overall) stretched their perfect home record to 6-0 and kept the Copperheads (7-9-2) winless on the road this season. Coaldale is 0-6-1 away from home. Connor Doucette, with a two-point night, scored on a change-up from near the Coaldale blue-line to put Stettler ahead 2-1 with 3:45 left in an otherwise scoreless second period. Derek Muhlbach and Jacob Hamel each scored their first goal of the season. Adam Ternes added a couple of assists to give him a team-leading 18 points in 13 games. His twin Scott is next with 15 points, including an assist Sunday, and their linemate Houston is third with 14 points. Houston returned to the lineup Sunday after missing the previous weekend’s game at Medicine Hat with a shoulder injury. Stettler goaltender Simon Thieleman made 29 saves, including a sequence with the Copperheads buzzing on a second-period power play, to post his ninth victory in 11 starts this season. The Lightning are poised for a first-place showdown at home this Saturday (7:30 p.m.) with the league-leading Okotoks Bisons (11-4), who have two more points than Stettler but have played two more games. On a busy weekend, Okotoks defeated the Three Hills Thrashers 3-2 on Friday and blanked the Red Deer Vipers 6-0 on Saturday, but lost 8-3 to the visiting High River Flyers at home Sunday afternoon. The Flyers (8-6), who beat the winless Ponoka Stampeders 10-3 on Saturday, are 3-0 against the rival Bisons this season. Ponoka (0-11) hosts Stettler a week from tonight and two nights before the Lightning visit High River (Nov. 22). JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

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Rookie defenceman Ryan Graff and the Stettler Lightning kept pace in the Heritage Junior Hockey League on Sunday afternoon, beating the visiting Coaldale Copperheads 5-2 to post their 10th straight victory.

Thurston rides to CFR novice saddle-bronc glory LYNDA THURSTON Independent contributor When the curtain fell on the 40th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo on Sunday, a long drive back to Wyoming awaited Big Valley novice saddle-bronc rider Zeke Thurston. For Thurston, the 14-hour drive back to college in Sheridan, Wy., was worth every bit of effort after his week in Edmonton garnered the 19-year-old his second Canadian championship. He won the CFR boys’ steerriding crown in 2008. Thurston came to this year’s CFR with his hammer cocked. “I have been rodeo-ing pretty hard this fall, competing at both college and pro rodeos, and my riding was in great shape,” he said. Surprisingly, Thurston has picked up money at almost every rodeo he’s entered since the first of August. At the CFR, he earned $4,266. He was sidelined in mid-June when he broke his ankle at the National College Rodeo Finals. Identical to his 2008 championship, Thurston let his contenders know last week that he meant business by winning the first three go rounds and sharing the victory in the fourth round. “I really feel at home in Rexall Place,” quipped Thurston. “I have entertained 16,000 people there when I was only 11 and also won the steer riding. I wasn’t nervous, at all, and I feed off the energy in that kind of pressure situation.” While Thurston might have seemed like “cool-hand Luke,” there were a total of nine qualifiers for the CFR from Stettler county,

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Zeke Thurston, 19, of Big Valley rides in style at the Canadian Finals Rodeo last weekend at Rexall Place in Edmonton. Thurston won the Canadian championship in novice saddle bronc. including Scott Schiffner, who was born and raised in Stettler but now lives in Strathmore. Cody Cassidy had a shot to add another steer-wrestling crown to his resume, but settled for third overall and brought home $28,000. Likewise, brother Curtis had a respectable week, winning $25,000-plus in the calf roping. However, Cassidy saw the Canadian high-point slip from his

dominant grasp after youngster Morgan Grant had a consistent week in both the steer wrestling and the calf roping to capture the high point. Area team ropers dominated the standings in the regular season, but it was a tough week for Stettler’s Taylor Brower, who was heeling for Travis Gallais. Likewise, Dale Skocdopole of Big Valley was frustrated with

his heading performance, but farrier and heeler Matt Fawcett came through with the average championship after he and his partner, Clay Ullery, were the only team to qualify on six steers. Besides a gold buckle, Fawcett earned $11,000. The pressure was on Fawcett to do well after his five-year-old son Caleb won the kids’ dummy roping at Northlands Farm Fair on

Friday afternoon. Caleb already had his trophy saddle loaded for the ride home, so Dad had to oblige by adding a shiny buckle. In bull-riding, two Stettler cowboys picked up a good chunk of change. Devon Mezei of Big Valley competing at his seventh CFR, won the opening round with an 86.75 ride. Mezei placed twice more for $20,500 in earnings. Stettler native and 2012 cowboy of the year Schiffner narrowly missed his third bull-riding championship after Chad Besplug of Claresholm bettered Schiffner by three points in the average. Perhaps the most-heartwarming story of the week was Kristy White’s first-ever qualification in women’s barrel racing after having narrowly missed the event on numerous occasions. White, the 2012 cowgirl of the year, made the best of her week by winning the final round of competition Sunday and pocketing almost $24,000. In other events, Matt Lait claimed his first bareback riding title after a heated battle with Kyle Bowers of Brooks. Going into the final round, a mere 48 cents and one-and-a-half points separated the two cowboys. Rylan Geiger of Duchess was a first-time champion in saddle bronc, as were cousins Timber Moore in the calf roping and Clayton Moore in the steer wrestling. Travis Reay was the all-around champion of Canada. Kagen Schmidt won the boys’ steer riding title, while Kody Lamb won the novice bareback championship. Lisa Lockhart raced her way to her fourth barrel-racing crown and young guns Kolton Schmidt and Tyrell Flewelling walked away with the team-roping title.

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Simon Thieleman, a 20-year-old goaltender from Castor, made 29 saves on Sunday as his Stettler Lightning defeated the Coaldale Copperheads 5-2 in Stettler.

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Reese Anheliger (left) of the Stettler Lightning battles against Coaldale’s Jay Hollingsworth in Sunday’s game.



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Sitting atop the league’s power rankings for the past two weeks, the Lightning have earned a reputation as a tough opponent. “I think it’s just our style of play,” said Stettler coach and general manager Doug Smith. “We’re starting to add lots of little elements. Like, Wyat (Haustein) is starting to feel a little more comfortable now, so he gives us a physical element, and the D (defence) is always playing quite well. They’re getting so reliable in our own end that we don’t get running around a whole lot. “And we play hard and we don’t give up the middle of the ice, so it makes it really hard for teams. They have to adjust and go places that they don’t want to go to, and it really slows them down.” As evidenced Sunday in a feisty battle with the Copperheads, the Lightning held their own physcially, with the likes of Haustein providing a presence in front of the Coaldale goaltender, notably on the power play. The Lightning’s depth is also causing fits for opposing teams. “It’s from top to bottom,” Smith said of Stettler’s multipronged attack. “It’s not like, ‘Well, that line is out (on the ice), so we’ll just survive against this line.’ All four of our lines play the same way. We get offensive chances from each line and we get strong defensive play from every line. “Now, we’re scoring a few power-play goals. It’s starting to click a little bit, now that we’re getting more practice

time, so that adds another element that makes teams a little bit leery. And our goaltending is super-solid right now. So even if they do get a chance, they come up with nothing. It puts them back on their heels. “We’re not undisciplined in any way. We don’t take a big slug of penalties, so we don’t have to kill a lot.” The likes of Doucette, Hamel and Derek Muhlbach emerged in Sunday’s game, illustrating that Stettler’s scoring can come from secondary sources. “Other teams are looking at our stats and they can see two lines there that have gotten good offensive points, but they don’t know that our next two lines are just as offensive, but they just haven’t had it show on the scoresheet yet,” Smith said. The veteran coach said Hamel, with three games under his belt, is finding his stride after missing the first month of the season because of a high school football injury. “Jake Hamel is just starting to get his feet underneath him and it gives us another strong body,” Smith said. “He did some real strong-man moves in that game in Medicine Hat (two weeks ago) ... and they couldn’t control him, just because of his strength and size.” Hamel’s goal Sunday capped a six-point third period from Stettler’s high school contingent, including two goals from Houston, two assists from Adam Ternes and one assist from Scott Ternes. All four of those players are in Grade 12 at William E. Composite High School, as is goaltender Jordan McCallum, who dressed as the backup in the absence of Jeff Skaley.


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Matt Fawcett of Stettler earned $11,000 after posting the average championship with partner Clay Ullery in team roping at the Canadian Finals Rodeo last weekend in Edmonton. BELOW: Big Valley bull-rider Devon Mezei took home $20,500 after winning the opening ride and placing three times. Stettler native Scott Schiffner narrowly missed winning his third Canadian bull-riding championship. Chad Besplug of Claresholm beat Schiffner by three points.

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Oil Kings open season with convincing wins The Big Valley Oil Kings appear ready for battle in the Battle River Hockey League. The senior AA Oil Kings opened the regular season this past weekend with a pair of home victories over the 0-3 Macklin Mohawks — 7-1 on Sunday afternoon and 9-3 on Saturday night. “It was a great way to start the season,” said Big Valley coach Scott Schell. “We got two wins and displayed strong offence, as all four lines contributed. “We still need to work on tightening up

without the puck, but I liked how the team came together throughout the weekend. I look forward to when we get firing on all cylinders.” The Oil Kings are back home this weekend for a doubleheader — Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. — against the Wainwright Rustlers. Colin Stebner was solid in the Big Valley net Sunday with a 30-save performance. Macklin spoiled his shutout bid with a power-play goal in the final two minutes.

The Oil Kings responded with 36 shots, including two goals each from Ryan Kallis and Jeff Smitten and one each from Dustin Moore, Sean Neumeier and Matt Kinnunen. They led 3-0 after the first period and 5-0 after 40 minutes. Saturday’s game was “the first time the group was together in a game situation and the local fans were treated to some fast-paced offensive hockey from the home squad,” Schell said. Denver Wik got the Oil Kings started

with his goal just 40 seconds into the season-opener. The Mohawks evened the score a minute later, but Big Valley answered with three straight (from Kinnunen, Cory Konecny and Alex Hustad) before the period ended. Konecny netted a hat trick and Jeff Clazie potted a pair in Big Valley’s initial victory. Smitten also scored for the Oil Kings, who took a 7-1 lead into the final period. Chance Clark made 21 saves in the Big Valley net.

Midget Blues fall to Ponoka after third-period breakdown The Stettler Legion Blues gave up a 5-3 lead in the third period and lost 6-5 to the visiting Ponoka Wolves in midget A Tier 1 action Saturday in the North Central Minor Hockey Association. Stettler’s record dropped to 1-4. “I think our inexperience showed in the third and we sat back instead of using our speed to force the issue,” said Blues assistant coach and co-manager Neil McCallum. “We have only three players returning from last year’s provincial and league championship team (goaltender Jordan McCallum, defenceman Brett Rider and forward Kieran Rost) and we have six first-year midget players. We are getting better every game and the results will come.” Defenceman Tyler Wagner scored two goals for Stettler, which got singles from Rider, Matt Sylvester and Zach Werebowesky. The Cassidy cousins — rookies Drew and Quade — each picked up a couple of assists. “We had some good play from our players,” said coach McCallum, whose Blues rebounded from a 3-1 deficit in the second period and scored four straight goals. “The line of rookies Sylvester, Quade Cassidy and Dylan Pritchard was very effective.” The Blues were dominated in the third period, as Ponoka outshot Stettler 20-2. “Power-play goals against and some blown assignments really hurt us,” coach McCallum said. Jordan McCallum faced 42 shots, while his teammates managed 24 shots on Aaron Lamb. Ponoka has a 4-3-1 after a busy weekend that also saw the Wolves defeat the Rocky Mountain House Royals 9-3 on Sunday and lose 5-2 to the Red Deer Kings on Friday. Stettler selects captains The midget A Blues have named Kieran Rost as their captain. The assistants are Chase Cooke, Brett Rider and goaltender Jordan McCallum. Up next for Stettler is an 8 p.m. Friday home game against the Innisfail Flyers. The Flyers, with a perfect 6-0 record, lead the eight-team league. Stettler is in sixth spot, ahead of Whitecourt (0-7).

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Stettler goaltender Jordan McCallum stretches his glove-hand in an attempt to stop the Ponoka Wolves during North Central Minor Hockey Association midget A Tier 1 play Saturday in Stettler. The Wolves rallied to win 6-5.


Feser changes teams; Mappin, Ouellette make their mark offensively Scott Feser is on the move again. The former Stettler minor hockey player has gone to the Okotoks Oilers after a weekend trade in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Camrose Kodiaks sent Feser — an 18-year-old forward from Red Deer — and 19-year-old defenceman Josh Smith of Lacombe to the Oilers in exchange for three 18-year-olds — defenceman Stefan Danielson of Red Deer and forwards Braeden Salverda and Spencer Kryczka of Calgary. Feser had five assists in 12 games with the junior A Kodiaks after opening this season in the WHL with his hometown Red Deer Rebels. He joined Okotoks in time for the Oilers’ 4-1 loss to the Drumheller Dragons on Friday, and picked up an assist against Camrose on Saturday as Okotoks lost 2-1 in overtime against his former team. Contributed photo

Stettler goaltender Lindsey McKinnon and her Storm teammates defend against Lloydminster in midget girls’ hockey action Saturday at Lloydminster. The Storm won that game 7-0 and beat Lac La Biche 5-4 on Sunday.

Stettler girls ice midget, bantam victories Kelsie Litke’s goal in the dying minutes gave the Stettler Storm a 5-4 win over Lac la Biche in the midget girls’ home-opener Sunday at the Stettler Recreation Centre. It capped a winning weekend for the Stettler midgets, who blanked host Lloydminster 7-0 in North Central Minor

Hockey Association action last Saturday. Morgan Van Dusen, Jayden Hogg, Geri Slemp and Ashley Keith also scored for Stettler in its win over Lac la Biche, which fought back three times to even the score. Lindsey McKinnon earned the shutout at Lloydminster. Hogg and Van

Dusen each scored two goals and singles went to Tyra Ganser, Kierra Scollo and Jessie Anderson. BANTAM VICTORY: Stettler’s bantam girls defeated Tofield’s midget girls 3-1 on Saturday in Stettler. Krysta Froese scored all three Stettler goals.

The bantam girls’ and midget girls’ teams are mixed in the same division this season as part of a new alignment in the North Central Minor Hockey Association.

LUCKY NO. 13: In his 13th game with the Olds Grizzlys, 17-year-old centre Ty Mappin of Big Valley scored his first AJHL goal in a 5-2 loss to Okotoks on Nov. 1. Mappin, who named the Grizzlys’ star of the game, has six points in 17 games since joining Olds from the WHL’s Everett Silvertips. DRAGON SNIPER: Trent Ouellette, a 20-year-old forward from Castor, has produced more than a point a game since joining the AJHL team last month. Ouellette, formerly of the WHL’s Regina Pats, has 11 goals and 16 points in 14 games with Drumheller. He’s had a couple of four-point games, including a four-goal night in the Dragons’ 7-5 win over the Calgary Canucks a month ago.

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Classifieds PLEASE READ YOUR AD Advertisers should read their ad the FIRST DAY IT APPEARS and report any errors in time for the next publication. The Stettler Independent is responsible for only the first incorrect insertion. RATES: Word Ads - 1st Week 25 Words 1-25 $16.32 each week after $14.28 additional words .27 cents ea. Garage Sale ads $21.85

STETTLER UCW Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 30th 2-4 p.m. at Stettler United Church CE Wing Crafts, baking, coffee, tea, lunch Admission $3 Everyone welcome!

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DEADLINE:. MONDAYS @ NOON Classified Hotline 1-877-223-3311

MEET & GREET the NEW Mr. & Mrs. David and Trisha STADELMANN Saturday, Nov. 16, Stettler Agriplex. Open House 8 p.m. Everyone welcome

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Special Day in the Classified Announcements Coming Events

What’s Happening #50 - # 70

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

Coming Events


Anglican Christmas Tea & Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 16 2 - 4 p.m. Anglican Church, Stettler $3.00 Admission Lunch, Baking, Crafts “Goodie Baskets” Everyone welcome

Botha Community Centre will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation and AGM, November 14. Supper at 6:30 p.m. with meeting to follow. At the Botha Community Hall. Come out and see what we are about.

Coming Events


13th Annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show & Sale Saturday, November 16 10-3 p.m. Big Valley Hall Homemade goods, baking, home based business, Country Lunch kitchen Call Andrea for info, 403-876-2064. 23RD ANNUAL Red Deer Christmas Antique Show & Sale. Nov. 16 & 17. Sat. 10 - 6 & Sun. 10 - 5. Westerner Exposition Grounds. Over 450 sales tables. Canadiana furniture and collectible. Carswell’s 403-343-1614. ANNUAL MEETING FOR STETTLER FEEDERS CO-OP LTD. will be held Wed. Nov.20, 7:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn meeting room, All members welcome. YOU ARE INVITED TO PATTI HOWELL’S MARY KAY OPEN HOUSE Fri. Nov. 15th, 5-9 pm & Sat. Nov. 16th,11am-5pm at 5723 41 Ave. Stettler Phone 403-742-4942 Cell 403-916-9238 Lots of sales. Beautiful gifts & free draw. Enjoy relaxing music, apple cider, coffee & baking while shopping.




1st Stettler Scouts


(Beaver Scout, Cub Scouts, Scouts) is November 13th at 7:00pm at the scout hall. Come and register your child, meet the Leaders and play some games. We are also looking for volunteers to help with group committee and looking for more Leaders. Call me if you have questions.

Contact Cathy at 403-742-4918 5002-47 Street

Heart Haven Lodge is having a

Raffle and Tea on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 from 2 - 3 p.m. at Heart Haven $2.00 Admission gets coffee and cake and a chance a the door prize. Raffle tickets will also be available for $1.00. Call 403 742-9220 if you need directions.




Coming Events


Baby shower for Kirby Kennedy and Meg, Sunday, Nov. 17, 1:30 p.m., Canalta Hotel. Everyone welcome.

NOTICE TO ERSKINE SENIORS AND ALL CLUBS USING THE SENIORS CENTRE. A meeting will be held on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. for the election of officers. If no interest and nobody is elected, the club will disband.

Coming Events

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



ENVIROEX OILFIELD Rentals & Sales Ltd. is looking for two Class 1 drivers to join our team. We’re looking for an experience picker operator as well as a tractor driver. Oilfield experience is required as well as valid safety tickets and a clean driver’s abstract. We offer a great benefit package as well as a small company atmosphere. Please fax your resume to 403-501-0387 or email it to:

Restaurant/ Hotel



operating as

Alstar Oilfield is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our growing Team in the following positions:

Automotive Mechanic Automotive Mechanic Apprentice


PRODUCTION TESTING SUPERVISORS & OPERATORS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to:

In these positions you will have the opportunity to work on the Alstar fleet Professionals which includes: • 80 plus Pick Up Trucks DIRECTOR OF • Bobcats/ zoombooms CORPORATE SERVICES. • Excavators The Town of Nanton is • Trailers seeking a Director of You will split your time Corporate Services. between a service truck Reporting to the CAO, and the shop. the Director of Corporate Services is a key member Alstar has a comprehensive of the Town of Nanton’s Benefits Program, Executive Team, providing Employer Matching RRSP strategic leadership to the Program and has flexible Corporation and working work hours (40 hours / in the establishment of week). Wages negotiable strategic direction and based on experience. coordinated planning of Preference will be given to departmental priorities and applicants with experience programs which align with working on Dodge Diesel corporate goals and engines and warranty objectives. The Director of service management. Corporate Services oversees the financial Please apply on line on our operations of the Town Career Section at and is responsible for all corporate services operations and leadership. “Committed to enriching For more information and the lives of our workforce, to apply, please refer to while Providing quality energy construction solutions”


AN ALBERTA OILFIELD Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051 Edson, Alberta. CLEARWATER OILFIELD SERVICES, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta requires Class 1, 3 Vacuum Truck Drivers, Swampers. Local work. No day rating. Full benefits after six months. Fax 403-844-9324. LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 LOCALLY-OWNED, well-established vacuum truck company looking for Class 1, 3, Vacuum and Gravel Truck Operators. Oilfield tickets an asset but not necessary. Incentive package available. Blue Cross after three months. Must be willing to relocate or work three weeks on and one week off. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-845-3903.


Restaurant/ Hotel

of Ponoka, Lacombe, Stettler and Red Deer (Gasoline Alley East and West) are now hiring FULL TIME AND PART TIME Food Counter Attendants. Basic duties include making food and serving customers. All stores are 24 hours, except Stettler, which has extended late night hours and applicants must be willing to work flexible shifts, including evening, weekends and nights shifts. Students, stay home moms, retired persons, we offer part time flexibility to fit your lifestyle, as well as scholarship programs for students. Wages range from $10.50 to 11.00 per hour and we will train. Benefits are included and we offer opportunities for advancement. Apply in person at the store, on line at or mail resume to 4419 Hwy 2A, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1J8

Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.


1193509 Alberta Inc., 4629 59 Street, Stettler, AB needs 2 FT perm Food Service Supervisors ASAP to co-ordinate activities of staff & ensure food service and quality control at Subway in Stettler. $13.50/hr, 40 hrs/wk. High School & 1 year experience required. Must be available between the hours of 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. for a variety of shift times and days. ALL ROUND EMPLOYEE required for cooking, cleaning and serving customers in small town friendly hotel. Includes room and meals. Phone Marg 403-857-9134, Youngstown.


Public Notice




Sales & Distributors


SALES POSITION ACE is looking for individuals interested in selling and managing vegetation control projects for our clients across western Canada Strong interpersonal skills, sense of humor, ability to communicate. Service is key to this position. Email your resume to acemail@, or fax to 780-955-9426.



CAREER OPPORTUNITY, apprentice to be a licensed glass worker. Permanent full-time position, installing residential and commercial windows and doors, automotive glass, glass cutting and fabrication. Drivers license a must. Apply in person to Heartland Glass, Stettler or fax resume to 403-742-2678. 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: Fax 403-854-2845; Email:


WOODHILL INSTRUMENTATION requires Full-time Instrumentation Apprentice/Journeyman Fax resume to 403-742-8181 or email to or deliver to office at 4806 - 45 Ave. Close, Stettler



Service Rig Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. is seeking qualified candidates to fill Floorhand, Derrickhand and Driller positions. These positions are locally based. Applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary & benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax: 403-258-3197 Or mail to: Ste. 5309, 333 - 96 Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

Wm E Hay Fine Arts Board is proud to present: Written by Neil Gooding Directed by Darren Fleischhacker Featuring Footloose, Man in the Mirror, 500 Miles, Loveshack, & many more songs!

Ticket prices until Nov 1: Ticket Prices after After Nov 1: Adults and Seniors $12 Students $8 Adults and Seniors $15 Students $10 Sold at Wells Furniture Sold at Wm E Hay Comp. High School Tickets are Assigned Seating

Registration/Fun Night for all sections

Rental & Real Estate


Performing Arts Center Evening Performances Nov 20-23 at 7:30 pm Matinee Nov 23 at 2:30 pm


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Allied Fabrication Fabrication is is aa young Allied young aggressive aggressive company company looking looking for for like-minded like-minded individuals to to join join our our team. team. If you individuals you enjoy enjoy aa fast fast paced, paced,positive positivework workenvironment, environment, pride yourself yourself on on having having an an eye for details, a strong pride strong work work ethic, ethic, and and consider consider yurself reliable yourself reliableplease please send send your your resume. resume. Allied Allied manufactures manufactures oil oil & & gas gas production production equipment gaining aa reputation reputation as as aa equipment from from our our facility facility in in Stettler, Stettler, AB. AB. We We are are quickly quickly gaining high high quality, quality,dependable, dependable,competitive competitivesupplier. supplier. We are now accepting resumes for:

- Apprentice Welders -Welders Sub Arc Operators - Apprentice Labourers - Labourers - -Pipefi tters - Instrumentation Tuber

Allied Fabrication offers competitive wages, a health & wellness program, access to overtime hours, and the opportunity to advance your career; division management positions will become available as we continue to grow. Please send resumes to:

Fax: 1-888-526-0274 or Email:

Nov. 26 – Nov. 30, 2013

Saturday, November 16 – “2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest” (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) – Stettler Legion Hall, deadline for entries Nov. 13 – Entry forms available at Bond-O Communications, Wares Jewelers, or Sutton Realty. Tuesday, November 26 – “Owen Blake Tribute Breakfast” (7 - 9 a.m.) – Advance Tickets Only: $15.00

Sales & Distributors


Tuesday, November 26 – “Dessert First” Night (5 - 7 p.m.) – Advance Tickets Only: $20.00


Wednesday, November 27 – “Sharing the Season” Seniors’ Tea (2 - 4 p.m.) – Admission $5.00 (available at the door)

Wednesday, November 27 – “Christmas Spirits” (7 - 9 p.m.) – Seasonal drinks, snacks and entertainment. Featuring the Jazz Guys. Advance Tickets Only: $15.00 Thursday, November 28 – “Sounds of the Season” Wine and Cheese Concert (7 - 9 p.m.) – Advance Tickets Only: $20.00

Friday, November 29 – “Cocoa, Cookies, & Santa Claus” Children’s Day (2 - 5 p.m.)

Saturday, November 30 – “Festival of Lights Dine, Dance, & Auction” – Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Advance Tickets Only: $60.00 Events take place at the Stettler Community Hall Festival of Lights is open to the public from 12 - 5 daily.

Event tickets can be purchased at WISH Kitchen & Gift on Main Street. Visit for more info or call 403.742.8484

EYE SPY… SPY… EYE Look for your name in the Classifieds (stating you’re a winner) and come to the Stettler Independent to claim your prize, compliments of KFC!

WE’RE HIRING DEPENDABLE PEOPLE. Our DRUMHELLER CASE IH / KUBOTA store is looking for dependable people:

• AG SALES CONSULTANT Relocation packages are negotiable. RME offers competitive wages, an employee share option plan, a comprehensive benefits package, and a caring and team oriented work environment. In other words, we’re dependable.



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TRUE POWER ELECTRIC PETROFIELD Industries, Requires the Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepting QUALIFIED resumes for the following 2nd year to positions: JOURNEYMAN * General Labourers * Industrial Painters ELECTRICIANS * Sandblasters * Material Handler With Commercial exp. * Automotive Electrical Competitive wages Technician & benefits. * Journeyman Welder / Fax resume to: Apprentice 403-314-5599 * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience * Production Manager PRIME MOVER/ MULCHER OPERATORS. Visit our website at: Ace Vegetation is hiring Mulcher, Hydro-Ax and for more details. Our Posi-Track operators. Company has an Class 1 license an asset. enthusiastic fast paced For details 780-955-8980. working environment, with Send resume to Ace at advancement possibilities 2001 - 8 St. Nisku, AB T9E for the motivated person, 7Z1; fax: 780-955-9426 or and offers an excellent email: acemail@ benefit package. fax 403-742-5544 e-mail:




4605 - 41 St., Stettler


FUTURE AG INC. owns and operates 5 branches throughout Central Alberta selling and servicing CASE IH Construction and CASE IH Agriculture equipment.

with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015

We are currently looking for

Truckers/ Drivers

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

We are currently seeking applications for full time positions of:

Journeyman Electrician

email resume to

Misc. Help

SANDBLASTER REQ’D No exp. necessary, will train. Health plan. Wage $20/hr. +, dependant on experience. 9 - 10 hrs/day expected. Fax resume to 403-742-3887

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: Positions to start Oct. 15, 2103. Please state what position and location you are interested in.

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

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ATTENTION SEMI OPERATORS! Are you looking to downsize? Haul RVs from USA to western Canada! 5 - 6 day round trip. Looking for 1 ton O/O. 1-800-867-6233;


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Misc. Help

880 Prism Integrated Solutions Inc.

SPLIT FIREWOOD Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

Building Supplies



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;

Is looking to ďŹ ll the following positions: Journeyman & Apprentice Welders Assembly Sta Sandblaster

Misc. Help

Truckers/ Drivers

Apprentice Technicians Quicklane Auto Service Centre


ENERGETIC CUSTOMER service oriented person needed. Please apply in person with resume to The Coffee Tree, 4814-50 St., Stettler.

Experienced QC Manager

JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY! Call or text Tim Berry at 403-430-0255



Wages based on experience. Competitive beneďŹ t package.

E-mail resumes to

18006 Alberta Ltd.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Manager $13.50/hour Counter Service $11.50/hour

Both are full time positions that require working shifts between the hours of 5a.m – 9p.m. 7 days a week.

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

Reinbold Petroleum 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

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.




Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

for Jensen Contract Flooring, Big Valley, AB

TANKSTORE has been in business since 2001 and takes great pride in being a tank supplier for the Alberta Oil and Gas Industry.

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Is hiring: We are looking for a mature, responsible person to work Part time in the convenience store and lubricant counter. Hours will include closing the store week days and working most Saturdays. Opportunity for position to become full time for the right person. Please bring resume in person to 7007A - 50 Ave., Hwy 12 West Any questions call 403-742-2647 and ask for Fred.



• Strong work ethic • Pride in the ¿nished product

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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: Misc. Help

TELL it all! Tell it well! Make your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.

Erskine Grill

For welding and assembly inspections and data collecting

INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit:


If you strive to be the best and want to work in an environment that is fast paced and a lot of fun.


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

Experience preferred but will train the right person

Misc. Help

Arnett & Burgess is now accepting applications for the following:

for our

Distributor for

Blaze King Stoves


Looking for a Great New Career? We are looking for

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

in Forestburg

MATURE CARETAKERS for 32 room motel in Forestburg, AB. Couple preferred. Handyman work, exp. in motels and computer knowledge 1-604-725-4448 email:

For more information call



Full time position i.d. apparel available in Embroidery Department.

Hiring: 1 Full-time Position in our

Shipping Receiving Department • and Monday to Friday

Production oriented ••Monday to Friday Basic Computer • •Computer skillsand required multi-tasking skills required • Company beneďŹ t plan Please Drop Off Resume 4602-50th Street 403-742-4922

Please send qualiďŹ ed resumes only to or fax to 403-876-2554

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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.

Agricultural #2000 - #2290


Call 403-323-0744

Misc. for Sale


FOR SALE 6” Dowelled posts 8 ft. lengths (106 pieces) Offering for 1/2 Price

THIS WEEK’S EYE SPY WINNER IS Elva Regan Please come into the Stettler Independent to claim your prize!

Wanted To Buy

Call 403-742-5237 during office hours. EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. 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

Office Supplies

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



10 pkgs. of 500 sheets


NOW BUYING WILD FUR -Coyotes, Foxes, Muskrat Beaver etc. Call Reuben 403-887-2439

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CALL 1-877-223-3311 Farm Custom Work


For Rent #3000 - #3200


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

Horse/Stock Trailers


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


ROUND hay bales. Cheap Free delivery. Self unloading. No Sunday calls Please. 403-843-6380

Houses/ Duplexes


Condos/ Townhouses


David Unruh Cell 403-323-6787 Home 403-742-4673 FOR RENT: Modern 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in PONOKA, close to school and hospital Incl 5 appliances. $1400/m excl utilities. Contact Letje @(403)392-0565




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Newer, nicely appointed 2 bedroom, 1and a 1/2 bath unit in quiet adult 4-plex., Stettler, In-suite laundry, fenced yard. $975/mo. plus utilities. Available December 1. PH: 403-883-2503 or 403-740-2547

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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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BEAUTIFUL MEADOWLANDS HOME with 5 bedrooms. This home has a nice, open oak kitchen and dining area, finished bsmt. and sits on a corner lot. $359,500.

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County of Stettler No. 6 County 6602 - 44 Ave., Box 1270, Stettler, AB AB T0C Stettler, T0C2L0 2L0 Phone: 742-4441 Fax: Phone: 403-742-4441 Fax: 742-1277 403-742-1277


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Municipal Government Act County of Stettler No. 6 Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, the County of Stettler No. 6 will offer for sale, by public auction in the County Administration Office Building, 6602 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 44th Avenue, Stettler, Alberta on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., the following lands. Lot Block Plan Legal C of T or Roll No. 5 3 4684CL NW 6-35-16 W4M 092320990004 6 3 4684CL NW 6-35-16 W4M 092320990 18 8 RN70 SW 6-39-20 W4M 193X167 Each parcel will be offered for sale subject to a reserve bid and to the reservations and conditions contained in the existing certificate of title. These properties are being offered for sale on an â&#x20AC;&#x153;as is, where isâ&#x20AC;? basis and the County of Stettler No. 6 makes no representation and gives no warranty whatsoever as to the adequacy of service, soil conditions, land use districting, building and development conditions, absence or presence of environmental contamination, or the developability of the subject land for any intended use by the Purchaser. The County of Stettler No. 6 may, after the public auction, become the owner of any parcel of land not sold at the public auction.

Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656 Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et, ett, AB B Stettler A

Redemption may be effected by payment of all arrears of taxes and costs at any time prior to the sale. Dated at Stettler, Alberta, September 14, 2013 Tim Fox, Chief Administrative Officer

Public Hearing Take notice that the Council of the County of Stettler No. 6 will hold a Public Hearing to hear representation concerning the proposed Bylaw: BYLAW 1511-13, providing for the closure of Road Plan441MC for the purpose of creating a title to be consolidated with Lot 5 Block 1 Plan 1224950, Lot 4 Block 1 Plan 1224950, Lot 2 Block 1 Plan 0426505 and Lot 1 Block 1 Plan 0024479 for Highway Commercial and/or Industrial purposes; and to amend Land Use Bylaw 1443-10 to reflect the new lot numbers and rezone the former road plan portions to the Direct Control District No. 4.

Receipt of written submissions in support or opposing this bylaw must be submitted to the Development Officer, County of Stettler, Box 1270, Stettler, AB. T0C 2L0 by 4:30 on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Dated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Cara McKenzie Development Officer

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The public may inspect a copy of the amending bylaws at the County Administration Building during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. Receipt of written submissions in support or opposing this bylaw must be submitted to the Planning and Development Officer, County of Stettler, Box 1270, Stettler, AB. T0C 2L0 by 4:30 on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

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Dated: Friday, November 1, 2013. Jacinta Donovan Planning and Development Officer


Public Hearing

BYLAW 1512-13 providing for the rezoning of Lots 1 and 2 Block 1 Plan 0829338 (within the NW 31-38-20W4M) respectively containing 16.7 acres and 10.9 acres,more or less, from the Country Residence Agricultural (CRA) District to the Agricultural (A) District.


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Take notice that the Council of the County of Stettler No. 6 will hold a Public Hearing to hear representation concerning the proposed Bylaws:

Health Care

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The public may inspect a copy of the amending bylaw at the County Administration Building during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in Council Chambers of the County Administration Building.


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6010 PUBLIC NOTICE Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. and ALBERTA POWER (2000) Ltd.



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


In accordance with the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. and Alberta Power (2000) Ltd. have applied to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for amendments to existing approvals for:

403-742-4263; 403-742-8122 or 403-742-4091

Application 010-11364 - The coal mine amendment, operated by Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd., is to accommodate the disposal of sorbent from the power plant for SO2 reduction. The sorbent (sodium bicarbonate) and fly ash material will continue to be disposed of in ash disposal locations. Sufficient reclamation material will be salvaged to cover disposal materials consistent with current approval requirements. The operation is located in Sections 1, 2, 10-15, 22-27, 34, 35 and 36 Township 40 Range 16, Sections 5-8, 17-21, 28, 29 and 30 Township 40 Range 15 and Sections 28, 29, 32 and 33 Township 39 Range 15 all West of the 4th Meridian.


Application 017-1512 – The Battle River coal-fired power plant amendment, operated by Alberta Power (2000) Ltd., is to include new air emission sources from the dry sorbent storage bins and a small increase in wastewater volumes for cleaning the bins. The facility is located in the SW 1/4 of Section 29 Township 40 Range 15 West of the 4th Meridian (approximately 16 km southwest of Forestburg) and is required to meet the new air emission standards for coal-fired power plants. Pursuant to section 73 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, any person who is directly affected by these operations may submit a written statement of concern regarding these applications. Failure to file a statement of concern may affect the right to file a Notice of Appeal with the Environmental Appeals Board. Such a statement of concern must be submitted to: Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Regulatory Approvals Center Main Floor, 9820 - 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J6 Fax: (780) 422-0154 Email: within 30 days of the date of this notice. Please quote either Application No. 010-11364 and/or Application No. 017-1512 when submitting a statement of concern in regards to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act applications. NOTE: Any statement filed regarding these applications are public records which are accessible by the public. Copies of the applications and additional information can be obtained from either: Alberta Power (2000) Ltd. Attention: Malcolm Boyd BOX 498 FORESTBURG AB T0B 1N0 Telephone: (780) 582-8140 Fax: (780) 582-8173 Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. Attention: Grant Boddy, P.Eng. Paintearth Mine - Engineering Manager Box 730 Forestburg | Alberta | Canada | T0B 1N0 T: +1(403) 884-3015 C: +1(780) 878-1432

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NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Hot Line 403-342-1444

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School cast to present nostalgic production CHASE ROSLAND Independent reporter After last year’s successful Grease production, Wildcat Theatre is ready to show another musical, Back to the 80’s. Staff and students have been preparing for the musical for the past three months. The show will run from Nov. 20 to 23. Shows start at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of the Nov. 23, with an afternoon show set for 2:30 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at William E. Hay and Wells Furniture. “It is going to be a fun night for everyone coming out, so come and see us,” said director Darren Fleischhacker. With more than 50 people participating in the event, much preparation that has gone into the event. “I think it’s going pretty well, said Amy Stratulate, one of the lead actresses. “We’ve stayed on schedule, which is surprising. We usually end up cramming everything in.” Students have taken on many of the roles of the play, from acting, stage managers, lighting and many more. “The set is wonderfully done by the construction people, led by Gord Goodrich, so I am excited for

it,” said Shea Heatherington, an assistant director, choreographer, and chorus and dance member. “All the songs are catchy and well-loved.” Stettler Middle School vice-principal Jeff Lee is acting in the play with two of his sons, Aaron and Jordan. Jeff Lee is playing the character that is reflecting on his high school years. Aaron Lee plays the kid in high school. “I grew up in the 80’s and graduated in the 80’s, so it’s not that big of a stretch of a role,” Jeff Lee said.. “It’s awesome. It’s a very talented group of kids. They seem very motivated and dedicated and want to a do a great job. It’s just great. They’ve got some interesting characters and some interesting songs. They are songs that I grew up with ... I like that part.” Jordan Lee is playing guitar for the musical. Aaron Lee is one of the lead actors. “I need to be in this,” said Aaron Lee. “because I love the 80’s more than anything. It’s my favourite decade. “I don’t mind my dad being in the musical. He doesn’t bug me very much. He keeps me on top of my lines. Jordan’s OK when we’re here, and his witty comments are enjoyable. But overall, it’s pretty cool.”

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Donalda serves school volleyball tradition CHASE ROSLAND Independent reporter Volleyball is almost a way of life at Donalda School. Participation in volleyball has spanned generations in Donalda, which defies its small-school status. “Our school has a tremendous tradition in volleyball,” said Don Seale, coach of the schools boys’ and girls’ teams. “The boys have done well over the years. The boys have brought home a number of banners. In fact, there is going to be a trophy put to retirement in Donalda, because out of the past 30 years, our name is on it 13 times. “Volleyball has been our sport. For many years, the girls have owned central Alberta. A former principal had a tremendous program that I stepped into, and learned from him, and we continued on from there. “It’s exciting to be at that school. It’s a great school.” Although volleyball is a team sport, individual attention isn’t lost in Donalda’s strategy. “Team sports aren’t what we focus on,” Seale said. “We focus on the life lessons that come out of team sports. We talk to the kids about being the best team that they can be. “When you cover all the aspects of that as an individual and collectively, then winning come along for the ride.” Donalda is a steady supplier of volleyball players for high school teams in Stettler and Bashaw. “One advantage of being a smaller school is that kids get more time on the court,” Seale said. “They start earlier because of it being a necessity. That’s where you see the Grade 7’s on the starting lineups. “In situations like that, you find the younger kids step up earlier than what they would normally do so in a larger school. “We also have two Grade 5 girls and one Grade 5 boy that are a part of the teams. Even though they don’t play in large tournaments, they come to the practices and are working their way toward when it is their time.”

JOHN MacNEIL/Independent editor

Donalda School faces Theresetta Catholic School of Castor during girls’ volleyball action this season in Stettler.

Pair of Donalda teams advance to CWAJHAA championships CHASE ROSLAND Independent reporter Donalda School is doubly represented in the CWAJHAA volleyball championships this weekend. Donalda’s boys’ and girls’ teams have qualified for the Central Western Alberta Junior High Athletic Association tournaments in Stettler and Caroline, respectively. “The boys’ team does not have any Grade 9 students this year,” said Don Seale, coach of both clubs “We’re in a bit of a building year. They play pretty good, for being a younger group. “The girls’ starting lineup includes three

Grade 9’s, two Grade 8’s and one Grade 7.” Amy Smith is the assistant coach for both Donalda teams. “She is invaluable,” said Seale. “Because you can’t do it all yourself, we split the duties when teams have to go in separate directions.” Seale reported respectable seasons for the Eagles, especially for the girls’ team. “The boys had done better than what we thought, for being a younger team,” he said. “They work hard. “The girls had a great year. They placed second in a number of tournaments. The girls just couldn’t seem to get over the hump and get that first place. “They’re a really good group of girls

to work with, and they work hard.” Both clubs warmed up for CWAJHAA with appearances in the CARA regional championships in recent weeks. “The boys didn’t step up to play at their highest potential,” said Seale. “But we were missing a player that day, and it threw the boys off their game. “We expect a better finish to the season, with having all our players.” Donalda’s girls qualified the hard way, winning the CARA title against formidable competition. “The girls knew that they had to defeat two very strong teams to make it — Cornation and Theresetta (Catholic) School (of Castor),” Seale said.

“We met the Cornation girls in the semifinals, and it was a tremendous match. One of the best matches I’ve been a part of. Going into the third match, we were tied in two sets. “At the halftime switch, we were down 8-2. After the switch of ends, the girls never made a single mistake. I called a time-out when were down 13-8, and we went back and made it 14-13 for us. At that point, we had a game-point. “Then Cornation had a game-point at 15-14, and then we won the next three points straight to take the win. It was quite an achievement against a school with more than 80 kids. It was quite an accomplishment for the girls.”


Unbeaten JV boys earn right to host league tournament CHASE ROSLAND Independent reporter

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Grade 8 students at Stettler Middle School sport Aztec masks, which the students created in their social class.

STETTLER MIDDLE SCHOOL By Kassidy Bourdon and Catrina Bernard We are three months into the school year and snow is already covering the grass. Many things have occurred in SMS since last week. Those from the high school and elementary school joined us for our annual Remembrance Day ceremony. The ceremony took place in the high school gym with members from the legion, the RCMP, fellow students and the high school band contributing to the program. A tremendous thanks to everyone who organized the event and to everyone who took the time to pay tribute to those who sacrificed everything for us to have the freedoms we have today. A big thank-you goes out to the student union for buying new books to stock our library shelves. There are literally too many to name, so you will just need to come in and check them out. Ms. Damberger’s volleyball team has ended its season. All the girls had

a great season filled with a lot of laughs. They held their wind up on Thursday, Nov. 7, over the lunch break. They enjoyed pizza, cupcakes and reliving memories from the season. Mrs. Erickson’s 6D social class is learning the election process. They are holding a mock election where they are choosing a cartoon character as their room representative. The nominees are Mickey Mouse, Sylvester The Cat, Perry The Platypus, Tweety Bird, and Stewie. What a fun way to learn about the election process. Mrs. Erickson’s 6A and 6C classes have written scripts about their growing experiences in the middle school. They’ll turn these scripts into videos to share with the others. Mrs. Burkard’s 8B and 8D social classes have just finished making their own Aztec masks. They spent three classes planning and building their masks as a part of the Spanish and the Aztec unit of study. The students had a lot of fun and have created some beautiful

and unique masks. Feel free to drop into Mrs. Burkard’s room to see them all on display. Mr. Poapst is pleased to have a returning guest instructor in his industrial arts classes to teach woodturning. His name is Andrew Glazebrook, and he is a woodturning artist from Red Deer. Andrew will be spending two weeks at our school through Nov. 22, where the grade 6, 7 and 8 industrial arts classes will receive instruction and a chance to work on some of the high-quality machines that Andrew will bring with him. Other classes will be treated to demonstrations of woodturning as well. We can’t wait to see the wonderful pieces created. The boys’ volleyball team went to CARA playoffs with a confident attitude on Saturday, Nov. 2. They lost the game against Theresetta in the semifinals, which put them in the bronze-medal game against Gus Wetter. They came out victorious, earning them the bronze medal. Great

job guys! Mrs. Burkard’s girls’ team had a great day as well. They earned a spot in the playoffs, where they played against Donalda. Our girls played well, but just couldn’t overcome the strength of Donalda’s players, who went on to earn silver. Both teams play this Saturday in CWAJHAA, with the boys heading to Lacombe and the girls going to Sylvan Lake. Good luck to both teams. Report cards go out tomorrow and parent-teacher interviews are on Nov. 21, so please contact the school to make arrangements for an interview. Y-CAT is pleased to be offering another hot lunch this month. Pizza is on the menu on Nov. 22 for those who pre-ordered. The Y-CAT group meets every Wednesday to plan out their activities for the year. The high school is presenting the play “Back to the 80s,” and you will never guess who’s performing. Our very own Mr. Lee. Break a leg, Mr. Lee!

After an undefeated regular season, the pennantwinning Stettler Wildcats host the Central Alberta High School Volleyball League’s junior varsity boys’ championship this Saturday. “Given our record, we’re fairly confident going into the championship,” said teacher supervisor Derrick Hatch, who coaches the Wildcats along with Brady Armstrong. “However, anything can happen, especially given that it’s a one-day tourney, with our team having to play a minimum of four to six matches all in one day. “Win or lose, we’re going to have eight exhausted players by the time it’s over.” The Wildcats finished off the regular season in style, winning twice at home last week. On Wednesday, they blanked Innisfail 3-0 in the bestof-five match (25-20, 26-18 and 25-19). A week ago Monday, Stettler needed a tiebreaker to edge Wetaskiwin 3-2, rallying from a 2-1 deficit. The scores were 23-25, 25-11, 17-25, 27-25 and 15-8. Communication from the other volleyball teams at William E. Hay Composite High School has been scarce of late. The senior and JV girls are scheduled to visit Lacombe this Thursday. BASKETBALL Wildcat basketball tips off soon, with tryouts set for next Monday through Wednesday: Monday — girls: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (elementary school gym); boys: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (high school gym). Tuesday — girls: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (elementary school gym). Wednesday — girls: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. (elementary school gym); boys: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (high school gym). REMEMBRANCE DAY Last Thursday, William E. Hay, Stettler Middle School and Stettler Elementary School held their annual Remembrance Day ceremony in the high school gym. The service preceded a four-day school break. HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB Ms. Stephenson and students have started a high school book club. The group is for anyone who enjoys reading and talking about literature. The club’s first meeting was last week. All are invited to join. For more information, contact Ms. Stephenson, Cassidy Munholland or Keirsten Docherty.















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