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Messy Church brings faith community together New sessions attract younger set to St. Andrew’s congregation BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express

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regarding its younger members. “We were finding the way we had been doing church wasn’t as appealing to as many of the younger families as it had been,” said Smillie. He added that when looking to try new ideas, the church decided to give Messy Church a try after hearing about it and how popular it was elsewhere. So far, it seems to be working. “We’ve had a very enthusiastic response,” said Smillie. He added that Messy Church averages 16 participants each month. He also said this month’s num-

bers were a bit down as some of the families that usually participate were also involved in the annual Farmers’ and Farmerettes’ Bonspiel. According to Smillie, Messy Church is less about sharing the Bible’s message through preaching and more about having a sense of community within the church, which is also an important part of emulating the Christian lifestyle. “I think that’s a big part of what Jesus came to do,” said Smillie. He added that Messy Church appears to be successful in building

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that community. “We hear that kids are asking to come back,” said Smillie. “They feel valued, they feel cared about, they feel that they get involved.” Messy Church is held at St. Andrew’s once a month, usually on the first Friday of the month. Activities, games and crafts for children, usually surrounding a central theme, take up the first half of the evening. The latter half is a community meal at the church. In between, there is a short service where Smillie shares a mes-

sage with the children related to the Bible story. As this month’s Messy Church was entitled A New Start, the service dealt with the beginning of Jesus’ ministry and Smillie shared the story of Jesus’ baptism with the children. Messy Church is an idea that originated in the Anglican churches of Britain in about 2007, said Smillie. He added that the idea caught on very quickly and rapidly spread throughout the rest of the world. news@lacombeexpress.com

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Damian Pannenbecker will be missed throughout community BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It’s no secret Damian Pannenbecker will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Pannenbecker, the 19-year-old man from Lacombe who was killed in a vehicle collision near Olds on Jan. 7, was described by his eldest sister Brie Guenther as the kind of person who made friends easily. “He was fun-loving, compassionate, kind, hilarious, always had a smart-aleck comeback for everything,” said Guenther. “He was always the one to put a smile on everybody’s face.” Guenther also described her younger brother as someone who was always

there to help those who needed it and a person who would stand up for the underdog. She added these qualities and his happy-go-lucky personality made him a very likeable person. “When he was with you, he made you feel good,” said Guenther. “He was just one of those people. He was very charismatic and it was always enjoyable being around him. He made it very easy for people to like him.” Pannenbecker was heavily involved in sports. In the winter, he lived to play hockey, Guenther said. In fact, she said that if work were ever to interfere with hockey, her brother probably would have chosen to play hockey.

“Our entire family is a bit crazy about hockey,” said Guenther. “A large portion of our lives were spent at the rinks.” Guenther said Pannenbecker started playing hockey at the age of four and “Never stopped.” She added that while the sport was a big part of life for everyone in the family, it was especially for her brother and their father, Denny, who coached Damian throughout his minor hockey career. In summertime, Damian transitioned from hockey to baseball and pursued that sport just as passionately, said Guenther. “It was what he loved.” Damian’s teammates certainly loved him too and Guenther said that

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past Saturday. Guenther said even she and her family were surprised by how many people attended and had a lasting impression made on their lives by her brother.

“HE WAS FUN-LOVING, COMPASSIONATE, KIND, HILARIOUS, ALWAYS HAD A SMARTALECK COMEBACK FOR EVERYTHING.” BRIE GUENTHER To celebrate his life and his love for sports, friends and family also held a memorial skate on Saturday evening after the memorial service. Guenther said the event was extremely well attended. “There were so many people there it was kind of hard to move around.” She added that they are

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hoping to make the memorial skate an annual event. Guenther also spoke of the “Mind-blowing” support they have received since learning of Damian’s death. “I don’t know how we would have gotten through it without everyone around us.” Damian was killed in a collision when travelling home from a construction job in Olds. Guenther said the family started to worry when he didn’t pick his girlfriend up as planned and wasn’t answering his phone. After learning there had been an accident near Olds, his parents left to find out what had happened to him. At about 10:45 p.m. on Jan. 7, the police contacted them, asking them to return to their home. Guenther said when the police met her parents at their home, they were told what had happened to their son. Friends and family will likely miss his friendship, smile and heart the most. “When he loved you, he loved you so much and would do anything for you,” said Guenther. “So for all of us I know that’s what we are going to miss most.” news@lacombeexpress.com

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City council approves Utility rates set for 2014 revised sustainability plan BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express After putting the breaks on the plan in November of last year, Lacombe City council has adopted a revised version of ‘Imagine Lacombe,’ the City’s Municipal Sustainability Plan. “This plan is the City’s highest level of guiding policy and identifies a framework for how the community will attain the vision between now and 2040,” said Mayor Steve Christie. “Imagine Lacombe will be used and referenced to provide direction and develop future policy to guide the community to a more sustainable future.” The Plan was brought before council in November, but was accepted only as information with council citing concerns that the plan was too ambitious, and better proofreading was necessary. A revised plan presented to council at its Jan. 13 meeting addressed these concerns and was accepted. Planner Jennifer Kirchner said that the new plan is a framework for longterm planning and goalsetting while still being

flexible to achieve short term goals and be responsive to the changing needs and opportunities of the community. Councillor Bill McQuesten expressed his thanks to administration for addressing the concerns of council and commended the work they did in revising the plan. “I certainly appreciate it. You did a knock-up job.” The City of Lacombe commenced the Municipal Sustainability Plan in June of 2012 and engage the Centre for Sustainability – Whistler to assist in its development. ‘Imagine Lacombe’ was developed for and by the people of Lacombe, with over 1,200 responses received from residents throughout the consultation process. ‘Imagine Lacombe’ identifies five priority goals that the City will strive to meet, both through its operations and in how it develops. These goals are to build a strong, local and diverse economy, preserve and enhance heritage and culture, promote a healthy, connected and active community, protect the natural

environment and provide high quality services and infrastructure. “The City of Lacombe will be using this document and referring to it as new plans and decisions are made to ensure that we are working towards meeting our goals,” said Lyla Peter, manager of planning and development. “We hope that residents, businesses and organizations will also use ‘Imagine Lacombe’ in their planning and decision making, so that we are all working together to achieve the community’s vision.” Peter encourages everyone to continue to contribute to achieving Imagine Lacombe’s vision. A workshop is being planned (date to be determined), which will provide interested participants the opportunity to learn more about the Plan and how it will be used.

At their regular meeting this week, City council passed a resolution to approve Utility Rate bylaws in order to set the 2014 utility rates for water, wastewater, and solid waste services. “The 2014 operating budget required rate increases to the utilities to balance each utility budget,” said Corporate Services Director Michael Minchin. “In addition to addressing increasing expenditures, the rates reflect the recycling and composting services for residential customers in 2014.” The solid waste utility will see the largest increase in 2014 as the City moves to a household recycling collection service for residential customers. The increase for residential customers is $3.42 per month, bringing the monthly total to $27.09. Commercial customers will also see an increase of $6.55 per month for a total of $89.43 per month for regular weekly pickup. Additional unscheduled pickups will increase to $45.58 per pickup. The combined utility bill increase for the year for a regular household will now be $69.01 while a typical commercial customer will see an overall annual payment of $770.33. “This year’s rates reflect the new recycling and composting service,” said

Infrastructure Services Director Matthew Goudy. “We are happy to be able to offer residents a door-to-door recycling service, and enhanced access to the municipal recycling program. Between the two services, we are confident that the volume of household waste headed for the landfill will decrease.” The water rates for 2014 will increase from $23.75 to $24.01 per month. The base fee is used to cover fixed costs such as administration and distribution costs. The per unit consumption rate is intended to cover the cost of water purchased from the regional water commission, as well as to account for water loss in the system. A 5% water loss is built into the rate. The flat rate for wastewater services in 2014 increases from $11.65 to $12.28 per customer per month, and is used to cover fixed costs of the utility such as administration, debt payments and some operations. Since the City does not meter its effluent, an approximation is used. The approximation used is the equivalent of 80% of metered water consumption. The 80% is a standard rate used by many municipalities to measure waste water recognizing that some water enters the stormwater system.

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Flu vaccination campaign finishes in Central Alberta Due to the significant uptake in this year’s flu vaccination campaign, influenza vaccine is no longer available in the Central Zone. This year’s vaccination campaign was one of the most successful in our province’s history, with more Albertans being vaccinated than nearly any other year. As of this past weekend, all influenza immunization clinics have closed in the Central Zone and will not be reopening this season. Some doses of vaccine have been reserved for children who have received first doses of influenza vaccine this season, and require a second dose. Children under the age of nine who are receiving seasonal influenza vaccine for the first time this season require two doses this season to be fully protected. If your child requires a second dose, call Health Link Alberta or your local public health office for information. Limited doses have also been reserved to address specific outbreaks in health care centres and continuing care sites. AHS also offers the follow precautions to follow to help avoid spreading the influenza virus. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. If you don’t have a tissue, always cough or sneeze into your arm, not into your hands. Throw away tissues after wiping your nose or covering a cough, and wash your hands. Using soap and warm water, wash your hands thoroughly and often, including after coughing, sneezing, using tissues or the

washroom, and before eating or preparing foods. Alcohol-based hand rub or sanitizer can also be helpful if hands are not visibly soiled. Make a point of keeping hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose and mouth. If you have symptoms of illness, including fever, cough, diarrhea and/or vomiting, stay home from work, school, daycare or any social function. Also refrain from visiting family, friends or loved ones in hospitals, care facilities or seniors lodges, until you have fully recovered. Influenza continues to circulate in communities. Many cases of influenza are best treated at home, through self-care. For more information on self-care, and guidance on when to seek medical assistance, visit www.albertahealthservices. ca/influenza. In other influenza news, the family of the young woman in Red Deer who recently died after contracting H5N1, a strain of bird flu, has released the following statement. She had recently returned from China. “Our beloved daughter and wife was a hard-working, independent young woman. She grew up in China, and in high school she decided that she wanted to become a nurse. The past 10 years have been dedicated to achieving this goal. “She came to Canada on her own as a young student to study nursing at Red Deer College. She put herself through school,

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Poor people are more likely to stay fat than rich people, a new study suggests. Researchers at Harvard University were examining what they thought was an encouraging discovery, that obesity rates in teens were beginning to decline. However, when divided into subgroups, researchers found that, while overall obesity was declining, it seemed to be the upper classes that were benefitting more. Basically, according to the study, families where the parents have higher education and therefore better paying jobs are losing weight while families of less educated parents with lower paying jobs were gaining it. Researchers said it stands to reason that those families with higher education better understand the benefits of physical activity and are more likely to participate in such activities with their families. It also stands to reason that those with more money can afford to spend on physical activity as well. Think about it, things like gym memberships and sporting equipment cost money. Not everyone can afford to equip a hockey player for a season, not to mention all the fuel to drive around the country for games. It also doesn’t help that poorer people don’t have access to healthy, affordable food either. As the study pointed out, these

people tend to live in low-income neighbourhoods where shopping options are limited. Many of these people can’t afford to own or drive cars either, so they can’t get to the supermarkets located outside their neighbourhoods. Instead, they shop at the convenience stores and fast-food restaurants in their immediate area that are full of junk food. Also, let’s not forget that junk food tends to be cheaper than healthy food. When you take a look to examine it, it’s no surprise that poorer people aren’t very healthy – they can’t afford to be. Maybe it’s time Canada started to seriously consider a junk food tax. A 2011 report from the Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that the burden of obesity on the Canadian healthcare system is roughly between $4 and $7 billion a year. Canada already imposes high taxes on tobacco products for the burden tobacco consumers put on healthcare, why shouldn’t we do the same for junk food? Certainly, if junk food was no longer more affordable than healthy food, less people would be consuming it regularly. Therefore, it makes sense that there would be a decline in obesity within the country. And those who continued to use junk food and burden the healthcare system would be paying for at

least part of it via the tax. Of course, this solution would work best if healthy food was made cheaper in addition to making junk food more expensive. While raising the price of junk

food would make healthy food cheaper by comparison , it doesn’t really help make it more affordable for low-income families. However, it seems a step in the right direction.

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Sheila Fynes, the mother of Corporal Stuart Langridge, has stated that mental illness continues to be stigmatized by the military, despite several suicides within the ranks of the Canadian Forces in the last few months. Fynes has said she would like to see the military take some responsibility for these deaths rather than treat the mental illnesses that led to them as a discipline problem. Instead, the message from the Canadian Forces, while subtle, seems to be, “If they can’t step up, we can’t be responsible.” If you ask me, it’s a trend that is

not exclusive to the military. Across the globe, the general population’s attitude towards mental illness seems to be, “It’s your problem, deal with it.” As if it was that simple. Mental illnesses are extremely difficult to understand, because they deal with the brain, the most complex organ in the body and the one we know the least about. They are also difficult to understand for the people who suffer from mental illness. Their brain has become sick and is not functioning properly. Stop and think about that for a second. Your brain, the organ that controls everything in your body and most importantly, the way you think, is not working the way it is supposed to. That means you aren’t behaving in a way that is normal, that means you aren’t feeling emotions in a way that is normal, that means you don’t rationalize thought in a way that is normal. Can you imagine how scary it is for someone going through it? Or

how dangerous it can be? Talk to the family of someone who took their own life after being diagnosed (or not) with a mental illness like depression. They will quite often say things like, “He wasn’t thinking straight.” That’s because it’s true. Yet, somehow, we tend to stigmatize mental illness and treat it as something other than what it is, an illness. Instead, we like to view mental health conditions as weaknesses of character. When I was 13, I was diagnosed with a rare, non life-threatening form of skin cancer. The only treatment I needed was to have the tumor removed, but the word ‘cancer’ carries a certain ominous feeling. Even though I wasn’t sick and there was nothing wrong with me other than having a weird purple blotch on my belly, many of my friends and family were concerned. In fact, the most distressing thing to me while I had cancer was the unnerving amount of concern people showed me.

No one told me to man up and deal with it, nobody said it was just in my head. Everyone was concerned about how the treatment would work. But, had I been diagnosed with depression, things might have been different. There is a fantastic cartoon that you can probably find via a Google image search that illustrates how ridiculous this reality is quite well. It depicts people clearly suffering from physical maladies or injuries while other people say the kinds of things we like to tell people who suffer from mental illness. For example, in a frame depicting someone kneeling next to a toilet, a bystander says, “Have you tried… you know… not having the flu?” In a panel where someone’s hand has been cut off, a bystander says, “You just need to change your frame of mind. Then you’ll feel better.” When you put mental health in that kind of perspective, it really does seem silly not to treat it like an illness, doesn’t it? news@lacombeexpress.com


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fyi EVENTS Film Night! The Moving Finger – 7 – 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Lacombe Memorial Centre. Troubled war veteran Jerry Burton and sister Joanna rent a cottage in a seeming tranquil English village which is plagued by a spate of poison pen letters and murder. Directed by Tom Skankland. Starring Geraldine McEwan, James D’arcy and Ken Russell. Lincoln Hall Open Stage – Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30. For more information, call Laura at 403-782-4095. 37th Annual Lacombe Fiddler’s Jamboree – 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Lacombe Upper Elementary School. Adults $5, children 10 and under free. Sponsored by Maetche Music Studios. Pause Musicale – The Lacombe Music Teachers’ Association is once again beginning its Pause Musicale concert season. Thirty-minute student concerts will be held on the fourth Friday of every month beginning in January and ending in October. Next concert is 12:30 on Jan. 24 at St. Andrew’s United Church, 5226 51 Ave. Lacombe. For more information, contact Susan at 403-782-4227. Living the Questions: An Introduction to Progressive Christianity – a provocative discussion-based program intended to explore the diverse views and spiritual practices of Christians across a wide variety of denominations. Short videos of leading writers and thinkers will open up discussion. This seven-session program will be held on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. starting Feb. 2. For more information, contact Ross Smillie at 403-782-3148. Lacombe Dance Lessons - social and choreographed ballroom dancing. Traditional Two-step or Cha Cha/Jive. For details phone Cliff at 403-782-4094. Real Men Sing Barbershop! The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is a chorus for males of all ages who love to sing four-part a cappella harmony. We are a proud member

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of the Barbershop Harmony society providing entertainment at seniors’ lodges, hospitals and numerous community and private functions throughout the year. No experience is required, just a love to sing. Join us on Tuesday evening, rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ in Red Deer (#68 Donlevy Ave.) For information, call David at 403-342-1318 or email crozsmit@telusplanet. net. Visit www.harmonizers.ca.

The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is actively recruiting experienced and inexperienced people from the Central Alberta area, who are interested in joining the Band.

area, as well as free gifts from local businesses. New baby in the family? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-3489567 for free information, baby product samples as well as free gifts from local businesses. Drop in Pool Tournament runs every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lacombe Hotel.

road, the shop is on the left.) The meeting will feature Merv Krivoshein, a wood-working artist and sculptor from Rocky Mountain House on “Everything you ever wanted to know about making creative wood jewelry or treasure boxes using hand tools and were afraid to ask.” Anyone interested in wood-working is invited to attend. For more information, call Duane at 403-782-6597.

Circle of Friends - free weekly supper for the community, nutritious meals for anyone interested. It runs at Bethel Christian Reformed Church.

CNIB Support Meeting – Jan. 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Cameron Manor 5324 51 Ave. in Lacombe. Contact Teresa at 403-782-2780.

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The Lacombe Legion has bingo on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall. Coffee time runs Wednesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. ($2 for coffee, tea and cookies). On Fridays, there are four meat draws and tickets are $2/ set of three tickets. Draw starts at 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays, there are four meat draws which start at 4:30 p.m. Chase the ace starts after meat draws.

Coffee Time at the Lacombe Legion runs every Wednesday morning. Come join us for coffee. $2. Gatherings run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Legion.

Lacombe Legion Old Time Dances – First and Fourth Friday of every month. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with live music. $2 Admission. Contact Henry at 403-789-3738. New to Lacombe? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-348-9567 for free maps, information about the City &

Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7:30 p.m. Cover charge $6. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. MEETINGS

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Central Alberta Wood Workers Guild January Meeting – Thursday Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Canadian University College wood shop north of Lacombe (just drive west from the main intersection on campus to the end of the

Lacombe Art Guild - the guild meets regularly on the second and third Tuesday of each month. A variety of workshops are provided for developing artists. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Betty Peers at 403782-9968 or blog lacombeartclubwordpress.com. Meetings runs in LMC Credit Union Room at 5214 50 Ave. in Lacombe. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area.

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Anyone with piping or drumming experience, or if you would like to learn piping or drumming, are asked to please contact us at 403-782-7183 or by email at amacaskill@telus.net. Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

ship to help you once again live a life filled with meaning and purpose...an earnest life. There are no councillors present, only a facilitator to help keep conversations moving. W.H.O.L.E meets monthly and is open to widows of all ages. Space is limited, so please phone to book a spot. Refreshments will be served. Call 403-550-4508.

of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the Education Room at the hospital. New members welcome. For more information, call Rilla at 403-782-6165. Imperial Daughters of the Empire is a non-profit women’s volunteer program that raises money in support of numerous initiatives supporting educations. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month and begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. For more information, contact Mary Lou Wilson 403-782-3923. W.H.O.L.E. - Widows Helping Others Live Earnestly. W.H.O.L.E. can help you adjust to your loss, to channel your grief into helping others who are struggling with loss, and to help you gain perspective as a person who has a new role to be fulfilled. It’s about widow to widow interaction and socialization. It’s about being able to express with like-minded women the pain and confusion that comes with loss, as well as the encouragement and friend-

Writers’ Ink, The Red Deer & District Writers Club has weekly meetings (every Tuesday) in the old farmhouse at Sunnybrook Farm (4701 30 St.) in Red Deer from 7 to 9 p.m. We meet, share our writing, and offer constructive criticism to one another. We also do our utmost to improve our craft by Skyping professionals in the field of writing, by inviting guest speakers to our Spring Workshop and to the occasional meeting. Our professional library is increasing as is our knowledge gained from members who are constantly seeking new challenges and sharing successes and failures with the group. Guests are welcome! Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Joanne at 403-314-1972. The Parkinson’s Society Education and Support Group runs the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in Red Deer’s Davenport Church of Christ. 403-346-4463.


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The history of horse racing in Lacombe Community has a rich background with aspects of the equine industry In July 2006, the Rocky Mountain Turf Club of Lethbridge came courting Lacombe in their search for a Central Alberta site for a one-mile racetrack.

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FREDEEN One of the principals already owned property in the County having acquired the quarter section previously owned by Viking Log Builders. By December 2007, the chosen name ‘Alberta Downs’ was well-known in the community and plans were nearing completion for the one-mile dirt and 7/8 mile turf track located beside QE II Hwy. one mile west of Lacombe. Two months later the County approved the rezoning of this parcel from agriculture to commercial, and public hearings were scheduled for March 20 at the Lacombe Legion. With public acceptance assured, the principals proceeded to construct the oval race track, implement an impressive landscaping plan, erect stables and other out-buildings and construct the grandstand. The rest is history. Alberta Downs quickly became a vibrant reality in Lacombe County, attracting a host of fans

province-wide for each weekend event. A most impressive track record; however, old-time residents of the community may be forgiven if their memories take them back to stories more than a century old when horse racing, the most robust entertainment then available, was provided annually on July 1st. Ray Bagley recounted one year when, “There were not many white people but about 700 Indians and 3,000 horses. We raced horses for a solid week into the village, sometimes from the north and sometimes from the west. “There was one race of 70 Indians and horses. A horse in the lead fell and those following piled over the top like oodwater over the dam. Miraculously, the rider escaped with nothing more than bruises but his horse was dead. That Indian sat on his dead horse and cried as though his heart would break. Someone took a hat and passed it around, collecting more money than the horse was worth. His tears were dried and it didn’t take long for the squaws to get the hide off the horse. Soon many Indians were eating horse meat.â€? Another Bagley story of a pony race in about 1900 concerned an event west of the C&E Trail on Barnett Ave. where the women had to ride the steeds bareback. A grandstand seat for some of the horse racing events on Barnett Ave. was provided by the front steps of the St. Andrew’s

Presbyterian Church constructed in 1895 and in use by that church until 1909. That site is now occupied by Neighborhood Place. Henry Kolterman, who came to homestead in 1891, built a livery on the site where the Victoria Hotel would be built four years later (now the CIBC site). He also built corrals to hold horses he trailed in from Montana for sale to settlers and these corrals became impromptu rodeo grounds as potential buyers tested the mettle of horses that caught their fancy. From there it was only a short step to organized rodeos and horse racing. Ray Bagley was the most enthusiastic supporter of both sports. Pregrave Winter who built Arcade livery stable about 1900 was the ďŹ rst to offer the services of ‘blooded stallions.’ These were the thoroughbred stud ‘Superior’ and the Kentucky stud ‘Jack Captain D’. The competing livery, ‘Tice and Fortune’ also got into the act with John Fortune one of the leading ďŹ gures in the sport of sulky racing. Following him into the sport were James Douglas, George Hotson and Dr. J.B Harrington. Harrington, the ďŹ rst resident veterinarian in Lacombe, established his practice in 1901. His particular pride was his pacer, Skyland Patch - grandson of the famous Dan Patch.

Fred Taylor, a blacksmith by trade and chief of the Lacombe ďŹ re department from 1907 to 1918, was also a leading ďŹ gure in harness racing with his horse ‘Captain Derby’. In 1907 the Agricultural Fair and associated events moved to the 30-acre site purchased from Mrs. McWilliam, the location presently occupied by the Livestock Pavilion and the Lacombe Agricultural Society. Here a banked racetrack was established which continued in use into the 1940s. The minutes of the Lacombe Agricultural Society for May 9, 1907 carried the following item: Turf Association formed at meeting in Mobley’s Hall. President A.M. Campbell, Vice President P.H. Winter, Secretary-Treasurer W. Crow, Executive Committee E.K. Strathy, John Fortune, Geo. Hotson. Two-day track meet planned for June 21-22. Purses up to $1,500 will be hung up. Mobley, Gourlay and L.B. Brown to arrange stables etc. Subsequently (June 13) the minutes recorded - “Horse races postponed due to mud.â€? Horse racing as an organized sport fell from favour with the advent of the First World War when all the young men and many of their parental generation enlisted and departed for the battleďŹ elds of Europe. Interest in the sport sufďŹ cient to merit media attention did not revive until the promoters of Alberta Downs came calling in 2006.

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City Council Dates Lacombe City Council Meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. Meeting agendas are posted online at www.lacombe.ca by 3:00 p.m. the Friday before every Council Meeting. The next scheduled Regular Council Meeting dates and times are:

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. (Committee Meeting) Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5 p.m.

What’s New Improved Residential Construction Standards Take Effect Effective April 1, 2014, all new residential development within Lacombe will be subject to improved construction standards. Previous exemptions offered under Section 9.10.15.4.(1) of the Alberta Building Code will no longer apply. Depending on the side yard setbacks, the improvements may affect the type of construction material required for side walls and whether side windows will be permitted. For a Discretionary Use that requires approval from the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC), and any permitted use that requires a variance greater than 10%, the complete application must be submitted by February 14, 2014, to be considered under the old requirements, assuming there is no appeal. For a Permitted Use that requires a variance of less than 10%, the complete application must be received on or before March 3, 2014, to be considered under the old requirements, assuming there is no appeal. For a Permitted Use that fully complies with the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw all complete applications received prior to March 13, 2014 will be considered under the old requirements. No guarantees for consideration under the old requirements are made for fully compliant, complete applications received between March 14 - 27, 2014. All permits received after the above dates will be subject to the new requirements.

For more information on the changes go to: http://lacombe.ca/planning-whats-new

Public Notice FREE Salt & Sand For Use on Driveways and Sidewalks The City of Lacombe has placed a self-serve salt/sand box for free public use on the east side of the main entrance to the Infrastructure Services Yard (5444- 56 Ave), in front of the sliding gate. The public has 24-hour access to the box. Residents are encouraged to bring their own buckets and scoops to collect the salt and sand mix for use on their driveways and walkways. There is a limit of one 20-litre (5 gallon) pail per person.

Let’s Rock the House! Lacombe is proud to play host to 2014 Alberta Boston Pizza Cup, the provincial men’s championships for the Alberta Curling Federation, being held at the Lacombe Sports & Leisure Complex from February 5-15. Hosting this major sporting event will bring more to our city than just fan excitement and world class curling. In addition to the thrills of game action, the tournament provides an opportunity to present our city in a positive light through increased television and media coverage; it is also a great economic driver for our region with increased patronage at bars and restaurants, and retail sales. As world champions Kevin Martin and Kevin Koe join curlers and curling fans from around the region (and beyond) in our city, let’s make sure that they remember Lacombe as the friendly, warm and welcoming place we know it to be. Having a full house for the draws is a major goal for the committee. Don Gullekson, executive member of the Lacombe Curling Club and chair for the event, is encouraging Lacombians to get their tickets early for what is going to be the biggest and most exciting event in local curling history. All package and single draw tickets will be

available for purchase at the Lacombe Curling Club office from January 17 onwards. Call (403)782-6277 for more information. There will be 12 teams competing in these championships, with the top four seeds playing on opening night. Full team rosters will be available at www.2014bostonpizzacup.com on January 19. There are a number of special events taking place during the tournament. On Wednesday - opening night – Molson Canadian will be hosting a special beer and cheese tasting in the downstairs Highwood Lounge, and on Thursday the Lacombe Liquor Store, Cilantro & Chive Catering, and Peller Estates Winery are sponsoring a ladies night event in the upstairs Owl’s Nest VIP lounge. A number of musical acts will provide lively and fun entertainment for patrons throughout the week. As well, the organizers are hosting a Kids Zone on February 6 and 7 to introduce elementary school children to the sport of curling. Up to 500 kids are expected to take part in the program, which is sponsored by Servus Credit Union, A& W Restaurant, and Tweit & Hollings Accounting Ltd.

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Reminder

January is 2 for 1 Fitness Month!

Keeping Sidewalks Clear of Snow and Ice

Bring a friend for free to any of our fitness classes at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre. Morning Water Fitness: Monday thru Friday 8:00-9:00 a.m. Low Impact Water Fitness: Mon., Wed & Friday 11:15-12:00 p.m. Evening Water Fitness: Monday thru Thursday 7:45-8:45 p.m. Check out the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre Pool schedule at www.lacombe.ca/living/amenities/kinsmen-aquatic-centre

Please remember that it is the responsibility of all residents, whether you own or rent your home, to keep all public sidewalks adjoining their property clear of ice, snow, sand or other debris. According to Traffic Bylaw 223 sec. 405(1), you are required to clear away snow and ice within 48 hours of a snowfall. Snow and ice cannot be shoveled into gutters or onto any other portion of a public roadway.


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Housing Needs In Lacombe In keeping with Council’s priorities for housing diversity and choice, and with the aid of provincial grant funding, the City recently launched an investigation into current housing needs in Lacombe. This study will provide strategic direction to the municipality on ways to fill the gaps in the housing continuum by creating and developing a wide variety of housing solutions for residents – market, affordable and non-market Having an appropriate housing density mix is vital for Lacombe’s future growth, and for it to remain a sustainable, safe and vibrant community. As mix-density community is a more affordable community for everyone, as it diffuses the cost of infrastructure amongst more people. It also allows employers to have the proper accommodations for their employees. The first stage of the process, a Housing Needs Analysis, focused on the current supply and demand for housing across a continuum of options. It also identified trends affecting growth; reviewed policies and regulations that govern growth; and considered the adequacy of future land holdings. The research team uncovered a number of trends and factors that may influence the future development of Lacombe’s housing stock, which they shared with Council in November 2013.

Residents are encouraged to read the full report on-line: www.lacombe.ca. The report revealed that Lacombe has an aging population, which will create a significant increase in the demand for condo/apartment-style one and two bedroom units as they retire and downsize; for accessible and supportive living options; and for affordable housing for seniors on fixed incomes. Lacombe also has several hundred households who are dealing with grinding poverty. They are frequent users of the local Food Bank (4.7 times per month), and are paying more than 50 percent of their income for housing. As well, homes within Lacombe appear to have a lower than average median sales price, but a deeper investigation indicates that homes built after 1998 trended higher than neighbouring municipalities. Strategies will need to be developed to allow our community to offer a more competitive product mix. The next steps for the researchers include seeking further community input from key stakeholders including realtors, builders, developers, landlords, non-profit organizations, seniors’ associations, churches, and consumer organizations; reviewing the tools and considerations for achieving the type of housing stock needed; and reporting back to the City with their recommendations.

Better warranty standards.

Built for your new home. For the first time, every new home built in Alberta will be protected under warranty. Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act encourages even higher quality standards, making sure your new home stands the test of time. Under this legislation, all new homes would come with a minimum 1 year for labour and materials, 2 years for delivery and distribution systems, 5 years for building envelope protection, and 10 years for major structural components.

NOTICE: As of February 1, 2014 No building permit for a dwelling unit will be issued unless proof of warranty is provided under the New Home Buyer Protection Act (NHBPA). Your Responsibility as the Applicant/Builder: ∙ To apply with a warranty provider for the construction project ∙ To register with Municipal Affairs to become an authorized user of the online registry

Development Permits Current to January 9, 2014

∙ Create a builder profile ∙ Enter your project into the registry ∙ Receive confirmation from the warranty provider that the information in the registry is correct Once the above steps have been completed, a building permit may be applied for.

Permitted Use Permits Take notice that the following development permits have been approved as Permitted Uses in that they conform in every respect to the Land Use Bylaw:

Your Responsibility as Home Owner/Builder: ∙ To register with Municipal Affairs to become an authorized user of the online registry

DATE

PERMIT#

LOCATION

DEVELOPMENT

∙ Apply for an owner builder authorization online, stating your intent to live in the home, your registered interest in the land, and paying the fee

January 9

61/253.40

4640 45 Street

Occupancy - Industrial Services

∙ Once the application is assessed by the Province, a building permit may be applied for.

Discretionary Use Permits

The City of Lacombe/Superior Safety Code’s Responsibility:

Take notice that the following the following Discretionary Use permits have been approved: DATE

PERMIT#

LOCATION

January 9

61/253.36

4640 45 Street

∙ To confirm that proof of compliance with the Act is in place prior to issuing a building permit.

DEVELOPMENT

Side and Rear Yard Setback Variance Documents pertaining to the development permits may be inspected at City Hall, 5432-56 Avenue, during regular business hours. Anyone claiming to be affected by the approval of the Discretionary Uses may submit an objection within 14 days from the date of notice. The appeal must be in writing, accompanied with a $50.00 fee and be directed to: Lacombe Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Attn: Secretary to the SDAB, 5432 - 56 Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9

This process is new and applies across the province. This may result in delays as all building permit applications must include proof of compliance with the Alberta New Home Buyer Protection Act. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as this process unfolds.

For more information: http://www.homewarranty.alberta.ca/


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LOST: Diamond stud earring lost on January 8th in Red Deer. REWARD If found please call 403-347-3470 LOST: MALE CAT - Missing since Christmas Eve on Nivens Street, North Red Deer. White & grey tabby. Overweight, very short tail. If anyone has seen him, please phone 587-876-0769 LOST: Set of keys in South Red Deer. If found, please call 403-506-1322 MISSING from Eastview area between 11 pm and 6 am Wed. Jan. 8/14 8 mo. old Bichon-Shihtzu white w/grey on back, some brown on ears, wearing red harness/halter type collar. Call Joe anytime 403-596-9391 or return to 3728A-47 St.

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58 YR old farmer seeks honest, romantic, slim lady 48-64 for lifetime commitment in the Red Deer area. Not looking for a hired hand. Please include likes, dislikes & phone number. Reply to Box 1071 c/o Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Ave T4R 1M9

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to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company Caregivers/Aides................710 benefits with exceptional Clerical ..............................720 pay structure. Must be able $2500 Bonus Computer Personnel ..........730 to work on their own with Dental ................................740 Every 100 days Busy road construction minimal supervision. Estheticians........................750 IMMEDIATE OPENINGS company req’s 1 st. or 2nd Compensation based on Hair Stylists ........................760 Night Foremen, yr. apprentice heavy duty experience. Fax resume Day & Night Operators Janitorial ............................770 mechanic for shop. Fax w/all tickets and current Must have H2S, First Aid, resume to 403-309-0489 Legal ..................................780 drivers abstract to: valid driver’s license. Medical ..............................790 403-346-3112 or email to: F/T PAINTERS Pre-employment Drug Oilfield ................................800 roger@fluidexperts.com Exp. Req’d. One of screening Professionals......................810 Alberta’s largest painting Competitive Wages. Restaurant/Hotel ................820 companies with offices in Benefit Package Sales & Distributors ..........830 Edmonton & Calgary is Teachers/Tutors..................840 Please submit resume with now hiring for references to: Trades ................................850 Red Deer. apply@wespro.ca Truckers/Drivers ................860 Email: drew@ or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Business Opportunities......870 calibregroup.ca Only individuals selected for Miscellaneous ....................880 interviews will be contacted Company website: Volunteers Wanted ............890 www.calibrecoatings.ab.ca Positions Wanted ..............895 You can sell your guitar for a song... Employment Training ........900 GT CHANDLER or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Career Planning ................920 CONTRACTING and we’ll sell it for you! Has Openings for BOILER OPERATORS FUTURE AG INC. Please email resume to: your Central Alberta Farm Work info@gtchandler.com Case IH Agricultural or fax to: 403-886-2223 Equipment dealer SIX Trees Dairy (SW 1ST RATE ENERGY is looking for a full time, 12-41-27-W4) near Looking for a place SERVICES INC., 3rd year Apprentice Lacombe requires Dairy to live? a growing Production Take a tour through the Herdsperson to supervise and/or Journeyman Testing company, based farm operations & manage CLASSIFIEDS out of Sylvan Lake, is Parts Person herd. Requirements: High currently accepting resumes for their Rimbey location. school; 2 yrs of exp. for the following positions: Farming background an asset. $20/hr. Apply: sixtreesdairy@xplornet.com * Experienced Job duties and responsibilities include: Production Testing Hair • Assist customers & * Day Supervisors answer customers inquiries NOW HIRING Stylists * Night Operators • Read & interpret parts Well Testing Personnel * Experienced diagnostics & diagrams Experienced Supervisors JUST CUTS is looking for • Use of computerized & Operators Production Testing F/T - P/T HAIRSTYLIST inventory system Must have valid applicable No clientele necessary. Assistants • Order & receive parts tickets Christie 403-309-2494 for customers Email: lstouffer@ If you are a team player Celebrate your life • Excellent communication testalta.com interested in the oil and skills with a Classified gas industry, please • Customer service ANNOUNCEMENT submit your resume, experience Restaurant/ current driver’s abstract • Experience w/computerized and current safety Hotel inventory system certificates to the following: • Experience w/Agricultural Oilfield Fax 403-887-4750 EARL’S Restaurant equipment mbell@1strateenergy.ca (2111-50 Ave, Red Deer) • Must be reliable, highly requires 5 FT Cooks. Min 2 TREELINE organized & team oriented Please specify position yrs exp & high school dipl. WELL SERVICES when replying to this ad. $13.25/hr. email resume Has Opening for all We offer a competitive pay earlsrd@telusplanet.net positions! Immediately. scale, exemplary benefits We would like to thank all All applicants must have package, annual work boot those candidates who CELEBRATIONS current H2S, Class 5 with reimbursement, RRSP plan, apply, however only HAPPEN EVERY DAY Q Endorsement, (No GDL sick days, monthly bonus qualified personnel will IN CLASSIFIEDS licenses) and First Aid. & continuous professional be contacted. We offer competitive training in a positive wages & excellent benefits. CEDA is currently seeking RAMADA INN & SUITES environment. Please include 2 work req’s. F/T MAINTENANCE experienced reference names and PERSON... Experience LABOURERS Forward your resume to: numbers. preferred. Pool operation & OPERATORS for Future Ag Inc. Please fax resume to: permanent roles based out an asset. On call rotation. Attn: Paula Martin 403-264-6725 of Red Deer. Farm hand or Bonuses, Drop off resume Box 140 Or email to: to 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer heavy equipment Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 tannis@treelinewell.com or fax 403-342-4433 experience an asset. Fax: 403-843-2790 No phone calls please. or email: Apply online at: www. Email to: www.treelinewell.com info@ramadareddeer.com cedagroup.com/careers paulam@futureag.ca

755

760

800

820

900

GED Preparation

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced

Employment #700 - #920

900

Employment Education/Training Training

PETROFIELD Industries, the Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepting resumes for the following positions: * General Labourers * Industrial Painters * Sandblasters * Material Handler * Automotive Electrical Technician * Journeyman Welder / Apprentice * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience Visit our website at: www.tornadotrucks.com for more details. Our Company has an enthusiastic fast paced working environment, with advancement possibilities for the motivated person, and offers an excellent benefit package. fax 403-742-5544 e-mail: hr@petrofield.com REQUIRED: CARPENTER/DRYWALLER for restoration company. This is a F/T position. Must have a valid drivers license. Duties: Carpentry, drywall, painting & finishing work. Fax or email resume to 403-347-4037 or crr@telus.net or contact Al @ 403-347-4001

TOPLINE OILFIELD HAULING

is a busy & growing oilfield trucking company looking for

EXPERIENCED H.D MECHANIC

Jan. 14 to March 20th, 2014 TUE & THURS Ev. 7-9 pm

ENGLISH 30-1

Feb.4th-June 18th (Tue. Ev.)

YES YOU CAN Take The FIRST STEP Ph. 403-782-5040 to register

Truckers/ Drivers

860

A Divison of CORDY ENVIRONMENTAL Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. $450/per day CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 doug.reinhart@cordy.ca

860

MEGA CRANES is looking for a ticketed crane and boom truck operator. Must have Class 1. Good wages, benefits, 10% holiday pay, RRSP’s, and most evenings and weekends off. Fax resume to 885-4269 or email cathy@megacranes.com F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

860

LOGGING Truck Drivers Wanted. Sundre, Alberta. Must have a Class 1 license with airbrakes, and off road experience. Commission based wages (approx. $33-$35/hour, plus benefits). Call Darcy at 403-638-6047

EXPERIENCED

Must have Cummins knowledge. Successful candidates will receive top wages & benefits. Please forward all resumes to: topline@telus.net

Truckers/ Drivers

Truckers/ Drivers

Central AB based trucking company requires

Owner Operators & Company Drivers in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558

CLASS 1 & Class 3 TANK TRUCK DRIVERS, oilfield tickets, experience , Fax resume to att’n : Ken 403-742-6761.

Ponoka has openings for WINCH TRACTOR, PICKER OPERATORS & BED TRUCK DRIVERS for Branch and Winter Camp Jobs. Experience perferred, willing to train. Competitive Wages and Benefits. Fax resume to (403) 783-3011 or e-mail hr@calnashtrucking. com www.calnashtrucking.com No phone calls please. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. RONCO OILFIELD HAULING Sylvan Lake. Openings for Picker operator, bed truck drivers and winch tractor. Top wages and benefits. Email resume tom@ roncooilfield.ca or fax. 403-887-4892

Misc. Help

880 X-STATIC

is now accepting applications for P/T

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Misc. Help

880

Misc. Help

880

ACADEMIC Express

GED PREPARATION Feb. 10 START

SPRING START •

Community Support Worker Program

Women in the Trades Program

Math and Science for the Trades Program Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

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

MACS Convenience Store (5001 - 52 St Lacombe) looking for a Cashier to operate register & stock CROP PRODUCTION shelves. Must have some SERVICES high school & willing to work is recruiting for a Full Time night shift independently. Operations Support person $10.50/hr for 40 hr week. to join our team in Email: raman_parihar Torrington, AB. Valid Class @yahoo.com 1A and/or Class 3A license Tees Bees Inc. req’d. Interested applicants Immediate F/T position should fax their resume to with flux. hrs. (40 hrs./week (403)631-2424 or email: min) for beekeeping nikki.szakaly@cpsagu.ca out of Tees, AB. Exp. and Class 3 licence DSM INC. preferred but not required. looking for laborers, Min Class 5. in the Innisfail area. Labour intensive. Salary is $15.00/hr. Fax Email resumes to resume to: 403-314-0676. teesbeesinc@gmail.com

Business Services #1000 - #1430

EXPERIENCED MATERIAL HANDLING SUPERVISOR THE POSITION WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: • Warehouse Management • Process received material (unload, verification, Computations entry) • Working with Quality Control & ensure allocation of materials • Knowledge of pipe, flange, fittings and steel plates • Initial receiving of product to our location • Maintenance of shipping and receiving of Raw Material • Product movement to the designated departments • Staging job specific material for timely distribution • Administering daily equipment checks and maintenance reviews • Prepare any documentation pertaining to product • Prepare shipping document Fusion offers a competitive salary, benefits plan and an opportunity to utilize your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. If you are a proven Team Player with experience and initiative, please forward your resume along your salary expectation and availability date to Fax 403-347-7867. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 day a week. Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

In call only. 587-377-1298 9 am - 10 pm. Mon. - Fri.

Seniors’ Services

1372

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

Contractors

1100

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666

1660

Sporting Goods

1860

BROWNING hunting bow LOGS Semi loads of pine, spruce, 48”, 29 arrows, padded carrying case, 4 razor tamarack, poplar. $175 obo Price depends on location. heads 403-356-9019 Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275

1710

Wanted To Buy

1930

WANTED: SNOWBLOWER 403-886-5194 Start your career! See Help Wanted

MICROWAVE, Kenmore 3 yrs. old, white. $75. 403-742-4827

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

Auctions

1530

BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A

WATER Dispenser, electric, 2 yrs. old. $50. 403-742-4827

Household Furnishings

1720

RECLINER, swivel, dark brown, like new. $75. 403-346-0767 SEARSOPEDIC Comfort Plus dbl. bed, mattress, box spring and frame, clean, no stains, $200 403-352-8811

Misc. for Sale

1760

2 MATCHING suitcases like new $25; antique oak student chair $75; Kenmore microwave oven, 1200w, $30; 3 wool accent matching carpets, clean, will sell seperate, $50, David Winters collectors house in original box $25 403-352-8811

FIRST ANTIQUE SALE Sun. Feb. 2, 1 pm WE BUY FOR CASH. 403-304-4791 Check website for full listing

www.bigstrapperauctions.net

Computers

1600

ASUS K53S laptop 15” CPU Intel 2.3 GHZ DVD player, memory 6 GB, OS Windows 7 Premium $150 403-347-7858

1640

ROLLING tool bag, nylon, HD wheels and telescopic handle, never used $49 403-342-7460

Firewood

1660

AFFORDABLE

Homestead Firewood Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

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

Farm Equipment

2010

7’ BLADE $325 403-784-2276

POTTERY soup set w/urn ROTO-GRIND tub grinder, hammers good, ready to and ladle, 4 bowls, cassework; $8250; Haybuster role dish, salad bowl w/4 1000 tub grinder fine plates, like new $100; Canscreens, blower, new drive on K920 copier w/metal belts, etc. works nice stand exc. cond. $4250; Schueller 120 feeder, $65 403-352-8811 as new $2200 403-749-3224

Cats

1830

2 FRIENDLY 5 mo. old M. ORANGE KITTENS., Litter trained. Desperately need loving homes. FREE. 403-782-3130

Dogs

1840

Livestock

2100

14 BRED Red Angus Heifers, bred Red Angus, due Apr. 1. 1100 lb. home raised, very quiet, take 5 or more. 403-631-2373, 403-994-0581

Horses

For Rent #3000 - #3200

GOLDEN DOODLES and LABRADOODLES, silvers and chocolate. Delivered to Alberta. Text 306-521-1371 or call 306-792-2113 www.furtettishfarm.ca

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

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

Houses For Sale

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390

Manufactured Homes

3040

Roommates Wanted

LACOMBE COUNTRY FEED STORE, Come see us at: GOLDENDOODLES! Local breeder, breeding for 4836 45A St. Lacombe, Ab Pet Food, Horse, Poultry 8 years. Black and Silver ALL THE FEED YOUR Medium doodles available. ANIMALS NEED! Meet the parents and see 403-782-3333 how your pup is raised. www.ooodlesofdoodles.com ROUND hay bales. Cheap 403-346-2477 Free delivery. Self unloading. No Sunday calls MAREMMA puppies Please. 403-843-6380 7 M, 2 F, 403-392-7481 Classifieds Your place to SELL SILVER Lab pups P.B. Your place to BUY Parents CKC reg. vet checked, 1st & 2nd shots. 3 F, 1 M. $500 SMALL SQUARE HAY and 403-843-6564, 785-5772 straw 403-340-3061

Sporting Goods

1860

SMALL Square Hay Bales: 1st & 2nd cut. SMALL Square Straw Bales 403-784-2276

2 SPEC HOMES Ready for your colours. Can be shown at any time. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. Lacombe. 403-588-8820

ACREAGE Home to share N/S, within 5 mins. of RD $425+ , 403-357-9352

Rooms For Rent

3090

ROOM, Avail. immed. $600. + dd 403-505-4777 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

EXECUTIVE 1/2 DUPLEX near Coronation Park and trail system. 1484 sq.ft. 2 storey, 3 bedrooms up, hardwood, gas fireplace, fenced back yard, Dble. garage. Immed. poss. $349,900. 403-396-5516 Agent Chosen.

MASON MARTIN HOMES

MUST SELL

New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 403-588-2550

Warehouse Space

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

NEW CONDO

1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550

3140

BAY FOR RENT, 1800 sq. ft., drive through bay in heavy industrial area. 780-305-4688

Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

Mobile Lot

3190

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

Antique & Classic Autos

5020

8TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW. Mar 14 - 16. Westerner Park, Red Deer. 150,000 sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space available. Western Canada’s Largest Collector Car Event. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102 EGAuctions.com

Cars

Custom new homes planning service. Kyle, 403-588-2550

Your newspaper is a current textbook

Transportation #5000-5300

4 LEVEL SPLIT,

Sylvan Lake, 3 bdrms., 2.5 baths, large family room, 3 rd level walk out covered deck, oversized dbl.. garage, RV parking, close to schools. $329,000. 403-887-3966

3080

2140

2190

4020

NORTH of Rimbey furn. 3 bdrm. mobile home, on BRAND NEW 1340 sq. ft. horse ranch, all utils. incld’ bungalow, 2 bdrm., den, n/s, $1200. rent/dd. Avail. dbl. att. garage. $384,900. Call Glen 403-588-2231 Immed. 403-843-3684

Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Grain, Feed Hay

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

Resuming Weekly Sales Wed. Jan. 15, 6 pm

DAMON INTERIORS Tools

Drywall, tape, texture, Fully licensed & insured. Free Estimates. Call anytime Dave, 403-396-4176 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060

Firewood

Hearing aid sales, servicing and programming. Hearing testing, battery Household sales. In-home service Appliances avail.(fee applies) A&E Hearing Care 403-347-2202 FRYING Pan, electric, 12” Black & Decker. New still in box. $20. 403-309-7787

Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca

FUSION PRODUCTION SYSTEMS INC., a growing, well-established fabrication facility in Red Deer is hiring for the position of

1315

REIKO’S Finest Asian Massage

ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

WINTER START

Personal Services

2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 1999 PONTIAC Bonneyville 4 dr., saftied. 403-352-6995

Trucks

5050

2011 CHEV 1500 Z71 LTZ ext. cab. 100,000 kms. 403-350-1455

Auto Wreckers

5190

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5200

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

Misc. Automotive Financial #4400 - #4430

5030

5240

FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585

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

Money To Loan

4430

2 PERSON ice fishing tent PADS $450/mo. $59, some accessories TIMOTHY & Brome square Brand new park in Lacombe. Private Mortgages Our avail, Polyethalene sled for bales, great for horses, apRates start at 8%. We lend Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., prox. 60 lbs. put up dry hauling supplies over ice 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. on Equity. Bus. For Self & and covered, $5/bale or snow, 62” x 22” x 5”d Bruised Credit Ok. Down payment $4000. Call Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 at anytime. 403-588-8820 $63 403-342-7460 Ron Lewis 403 819 2436

Public Notice #6000

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


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Please submit to the Lacombe Express editor at news@lacombeexpress.com or call 403-782-5306

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is looking to hire full time

• LOADER OPERATOR • INSIDE DISMANTLER to join our team

• Automotive knowledge an asset. • Applicant must have a positive attitude and willingness to take on new challenges. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefit plan and retirement package. To apply please email resumé to tpgadbois@lkqcorp.com or call 403-913-4413 or deliver to 430054 Don Laing Business Park, RR261, Lot 2. Ponoka

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ARTS & LEISURE Insightful exhibit interprets the passage of time Central Alberta artist Paul Boultbee chronicles 365 days via Tiny Moments BY MARK WEBER Lacombe Express Local artist Paul Boultee has captured an engaging and thoroughly unique means of marking the passage of time. His latest exhibit, Tiny Moments, is currently showing at the Harris-Warke Gallery in downtown Red Deer. A reception will be held on Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of Red Deer’s First Fridays. The 365 small paintings that constitute Tiny Moments are displayed as a calendar year, a ‘Book of Days’ that fills the gallery. Each painting is supplemented by an item from the newspaper reflecting the best, the most bizarre, or the worst of society. “Some days there would be four or five things that would catch my eye,” he recalls of collecting inspirational ideas from the newspaper each day. “I would read them again, and then decide which one resonated more with me than any of the others that were there. “This started in August of 2012,” explains Boultbee. He and his wife, Glynis WilsonBoultbee, were at a two-week artist residency at Spark Box Studio near Picton, Ontario. “I started doing tiny paintings, and just laid them out when they were finished. And then in talking over dinner, I came up with the idea of combining the small paintings along with something from the newspaper that day that struck me. “It might be something I found interesting or bizarre or outrageous. It became a combination of putting those together.” He decided to do it over the course of one year. And he didn’t necessarily paint one every single day. On some days, he would do several as a

small series perhaps. Ultimately, which painting corresponded with which article didn’t fully meld until just last month. “Then I started to decide what piece of the newspaper goes with what painting.” Boultbee also chose to leave nine squares as plain gold – these marked dates signifying personal milestones or holidays throughout the year. And as he explains in his artist statement, some squares seem to illustrate the text in ways that are immediately obvious. “Sometimes the match may seem more ephemeral. And of course I hope and expect that viewers will make connections between the text and the squares that haven’t even occurred to me. “What was important to me was taking the text – because I read the paper religiously everyday – and saying how can I match that with the visual?” The next step was considering how to arrange the works. “I had no idea what it was going to look like when it came up here,” he said, glancing around at the various pieces. In a way, they resemble calendars and there is an air of crisp orderliness to the exhibit. But there’s mystery, too. It’s a compelling blend. “We order the years, the days – we tend to order everything so we know where we are.” Meanwhile, viewers will also decide how they want to explore and interpret Tiny Moments. “When somebody comes in to look at this, they may want to just look at the individual pieces. One woman said to me ‘I’m interested in the paintings but I’m more interested in the text you chose’.” Ultimately, Boultbee admits that it’s a bit of a challenge to describe the nature of the exhibit.

STORY OF TIME - Local artist Paul Boultbee relaxes in the Harris-Warke Gallery, surrounded by his latest exhibit Tiny Moments which will be on display until Feb. 15. “People would ask ‘What are you doing’ and I would try to explain it, but it was difficult to explain. Even now if people ask what it is like, it’s still hard to explain.” But that’s part of the allure of it. Boultbee has provided booklets of each month that show what particular paragraph of a news story connects to which date. So viewers can utilize that to garner insight into how the stories and images connect. But it’s

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also just fascinating to look over each month and see how each day speaks to you. Boultbee has always been so gifted at offering works that challenge, inspire and provoke that urge to ‘dig deeper’. In putting up the exhibit, discussion was sparked about whether or not to specifically direct guests to pick up one of the booklets. “The consensus was no. We decided to just leave them there and see what happens.”

As mentioned, Boultbee’s work is always admirable because he allows himself to imagine new ways of expressing himself. Every exhibit is enlightening and a delight to behold. “I believe that this process has produced an unusual diary of the year,” he notes in his artist’s statement. “An odd amalgam of the personal and the societal.” The Harris-Warke Gallery is situated on the second floor of Sunworks at 4924 Ross St. editor@reddeerexpress.com

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Horoscope ARIES

TAURUS

Mar 21/Apr 20

Apr 21/May 21

Aries, your tendency to say what you feel can come across as being impolite. Many, however, appreciate your honesty and unwillingness to mince words.

GEMINI May 22/Jun 21

A loved one needs some help, Taurus. This week you will have to figure out a way to assist this person and still tend to your own pressing affairs.

CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22

Gemini, focus your energy on

You have a natural charm

someone important. This may

that immediately puts others

be a friend, family member or even a romantic partner.

wooing a client, they will be your mouth, and you will win

skills in the meantime.

them over.

LEO

VIRGO

Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

Leo, your stubbornness

Virgo, spend a little time

comes into play this week,

this week plotting your next

and it could cause a rift with

getaway. You tend to be

friends or colleagues. Try to

happiest when you’re on the

see their point of view, and

move and exploring. Everyone

put off any serious disputes

needs an escape now

for another time.

and then.

LIBRA

SCORPIO Scorpio, you may find that

this week, Libra. Take in a

someone you thought was

concert, an art show or a

weak is much stronger than

theater performance. Just

they appeared. This person

enjoy anything that will

may not need as much of your

educate and entertain at the

assistance as you

same time.

initally thought.

Nov 23/Dec 21

CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20

Sagittarius, analyze any

Capricorn, your children or

problems you may have by

the youngsters in your life will

breaking them down into

be the center of your universe

smaller tasks. Then you can

this week. Make the most

tackle one thing at a time and

of this time and enjoy kids’

come to a happy resolution.

carefree natures.

AQUARIUS

PISCES

Jan 21/Feb 18

Feb 19/Mar 20

This week may be a little

You are

boring, Aquarius. Make the

bubbling with energy,

most of your down time, as you could use a few slow days to recharge your

Fill-in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: You must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box.

Oct 24/Nov 22

Enjoy some local culture

SAGITTARIUS

ANSWER

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Brush up on your relationship

Sept 23/Oct 23

HOW TO PLAY:

at ease, Cancer. If you are

Pisces. Make the most of this

batteries and plan your

energy by exercising,

next move.

partying or taking a day trip.

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37. Short-billed rails 40. Sensory receptor 42. Egyptian temple ___-Ombo 43. Challenges 47. Photograph (slang) 49. Declined gradually 50. Tilapia nilotica 52. One-edge sword 53. Wets 55. Small coins (French) 56. Twine together 57. The middle point 58. Sea eagle 59. Activist Parks 61. Humbug 65. Atomic #79

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CHARGING ON - Central Alberta Christian High School Knight Ian Vanderhoek runs through a gauntlet of Holy Redeemer Rebels during the CACHS Invitational Basketball Tournament Championship Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express Final last weekend. The Knights won the game 86-73.

BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express In their toughest match of the tournament, Central Alberta Christian High School proved the tougher. Last weekend, the Central Alberta Christian High School Invitational Basketball Tournament was held. On the boy’s side, the CACHS Knights were victorious over the Holy Redeemer Rebels to win the gold medal. Coach Veronica Den Oudsten said she was impressed with how the boys played. “We were very hot today,” she said, adding that the Rebels are ranked as one of the strongest teams in the province. “I knew we could compete (with them) but to beat them is a different thing,” said Den Oudsten. “We aren’t going to beat

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CACHS was very much in control of the game and the scoreboard showed Knights in the lead 43-35 at the end of the half. When play resumed, the Rebels showed renewed vigor on the court and were fast catching up to the Knights. A number of times it looked as if the tides might change with the Knights in danger of losing the lead. Easily the tightest quarter, the third ended with the Knights in the lead at 59-56. Den Oudsten said while she was confident the Knights could compete, there were a few times it looked like the game might be slipping through their fingers. She said the Rebels are a strong team with a lot of strong players and so she stressed the importance of the Knights concentrating on some of the Rebels’ key players. “I was concerned but I know my guys will work hard.”

Despite their best efforts, the Rebels were not able to catch up and overcome the Knights. A few nudges in the right direction from Den Oudsten where needed kept them on the right track and the Knights were able to win the game 86-73. Den Oudsten said she has been after her players to play both hard and smart. She said she had only just gotten them to play hard consistently, and in the gold medal match they started to play smart as well. “It kind of all came together, it was definitely a very good game for us,” said Den Oudsten. She added that the tournament overall was evidence of the team’s recent improvement. Teamwork and work ethic were the biggest factors in the gold medal win, said Den Oudsten. news@lacombeexpress.com

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Rockets deadlock Gas Kings in high energy game BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express In an incredibly even game, the Lacombe Rockets tied the Viking Gas Kings 3-3 last Saturday. Coach Denver Polson said a tie is a respectable finish as the Gas Kings are one of the top teams in the league. “They were a good test for us for sure.” He added that this outcome should give the Rockets the confidence they need for this weekend, where they will be playing teams of a lower caliber. Polson said if they can tie the Gas

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Kings, they should definitely do well against lesser teams. It was a hard and fast match that saw both teams bring their A-game. Lacombe came out strong right off the bat, setting pace for the match and scoring two unanswered goals to give themselves a comfortable lead over the Gas Kings and end the period 2-0. However, their lead would not last long. In the second period, the Gas Kings attacked with renewed fury and scored twice in the first 10 min-

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utes to even the score. Seemingly rattled by how quickly their lead had disappeared, Lacombe put another in the net to once again pull ahead but another Viking goal kept tied up the score once again. Polson said he was not surprised to see the Gas Kings close the score gap. He added this was not a fault on how the Rockets played, but simply the Gas Kings being a strong team. “They are at the top of the league for a reason. So we were expecting some push-back.” Frustrations began to rise as the teams remained deadlocked and a tussle behind the Gas Kings’ net resulted in one Rocket player being ejected from the game and several penalty minutes being handed out on both sides. Play for the remainder of the game was somewhat chippy but did not get out of hand. Polson said he was proud of how his team kept their composure for the remainder of the game. The third period was easily the slowest. With both teams tiring, neither could

THE LACOMBE HEALTH TRUST IS LOOKING TO HIRE

GOLF TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR This 6 month contract position will take a lead role in planning the 23rd Annual Lacombe Hospital Charity Golf Classic in June 2014. The Golf Tournament Coordinator will be responsible for: Working in collaboration with the Lacombe Health Trust, David Thompson Health Trust, and volunteers to plan and execute a high-quality fundraising golf tournament. Taking a lead role in organizing, soliciting, and securing Corporate Sponsorship for the event. Planning pre-tournament promotional activities to increase public interest in the event. Providing direction for marketing materials and golfer registration materials. Maintaining communication with the Lacombe Golf & Country Club. Arranging golfer gifts, prizes, raffle and auction items, and food and beverage for the event. Organizing and hosting a volunteer training rally. Ensuring a smoothly run, fun event for tournament participants!

If this position sounds like a great fit for you, we encourage you to send a letter of interest to info@lacombehealthtrust.com by January 30, 2014.

LACOMBE HEALTH TRUST The Lacombe Health Trust is also looking for enthusiastic, community-focused individuals to join our Board of Directors. Our Board is a dedicated group of individuals who meet monthly, and volunteer our time to enhance health care in Lacombe through fundraising and philanthropic activities. If you are passionate about strong local health care, looking to gain leadership skills and build your network, and want to make a difference in your community, we encourage you to consider joining our group. For more information, please contact us at info@lacombehealthtrust.com or by mail at PO Box 5663, Lacombe AB T4L 1X3.

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SHARPSHOOTER - Lacombe Rocket Tyler Bell takes aim during a game against the Viking Gas Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express Kings this past weekend. Lacombe tied the game 3-3. gain the upper hand despite pressure on offense and strong attacks on each net. Both goalies played superb games, with Lacombe netminder Brendan Marple stopping 34 shots to keep the Rockets in the game. The team’s energy, initiative and work ethic were their greatest strengths in Saturday’s game, said Polson. He added it was a

great improvement over the night before, where the Rockets lost to Sundre 6-1. “The team effort wasn’t there last night,” said Polson, speaking after Saturday’s game. “Tonight the kids bought into it pretty well.” Polson said a weak power-play is what prevented the Rockets from pulling ahead to win the game. He added that loss wasn’t so

much a case of Lacombe doing anything wrong, but failing to take advantage of opportunities like powerplays. “If we had our power-play working, we would have won that game. Our biggest downfall was making the best of our chances.” The next home game for Lacombe is on Jan. 18 at 8:15 p.m. news@lacombeexpress.com

Adam Heindel set for Games BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express It’s a once in a lifetime experience. Adam Heindel, 12, is one of the lucky Lacombians who have been chosen to participate in this year’s Alberta Winter Games as part of the Zone 4 Pee Wee Hockey Team. Heindel said he first heard about the opportunity to try out for the games from his parents who had received notification through an email sent to the team. He immediately decided he wanted to try out and that playing in the Alberta games would be an amazing experience. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to play with some good players,” he said. At the tryouts for the Alberta Winter Games, Heindel was a little nervous at first but soon found his footing, he said. “At the start it was pretty nerve-wracking. But after the first day of tryouts, you got used to the people on the ice that are with you.” Heindel wasn’t the only one sweating during the tryouts. His mother, Erin, was also feeling a bit tense as she watched her son on the ice. Erin said one of the things she found unnerving was the large section of the stands for the evaluators that was blocked off to all other spectators. She said she watched the evaluators closely examining the players during all the skills competitions and games during the tryouts, but was not allowed to speak to them. “You couldn’t even go over there as a parent,” said Erin. Adam said he was walking out the door to his home (coincidently, on his way to

hockey practice) when his mother got the call that he had made the team. He added he was pretty excited when he heard the phone ring and hurriedly called for his mother to answer. After accepting his spot on the team, Adam felt accomplished, he said. “I remember feeling really happy and proud of myself.” Having heard from others how great of an experience playing in the Alberta Winter Games can be, Adam said he is looking forward to participating in this year’s games. He said that even being apart from his family, who will have little contact with him during the event other than as spectators at the hockey games, has not diminished his excitement. Instead of being with his family in between matches at the games, Adam will be with his team. He will eat with his team, spend nights with his team, play with his team and then start the cycle again. Adam said he believes this time together will actually strengthen the cohesiveness of the team. “I think it will be a good opportunity to bond and get to know each other.” That time to bond will likely be a good thing, as the teammates have little time to get to know each other before they start playing. However, Heindel said he is confident the team will be able gel together fairly quickly. “I think after the first game, our team is going to figure out our strengths and weaknesses and we will be able to play better. And hopefully, we will do great.” news@lacombeexpress.com


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City of Lacombe to ramp up electricity retailing BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express The City of Lacombe has discovered a new way to put coin in its coffers. On Nov. 1, the City created a new entity, Eco Energy, to retail electricity to consumers in Lacombe and beyond. Initially, the operation was small so that the City could get a feel for it and work out any kinks, but now they are moving to actively seek out new customers. “It’s a huge advantage,” said Mayor Steve Christie. “It almost seemed to be too good to be true at the start.” With government grants becoming harder and harder to come by, the City is always looking for alternative revenue streams, said Christie. He added that continuing to raise taxes whenever the City needs increased funding isn’t realistic either. “It’s not a get rich quick scheme by any means. But it’s definitely a solid stream of revenue.” Christie added that Eco Energy is also a very low-risk revenue stream. He said that the only costs to the City would come into effect if customers did not pay their bills, something that is unlikely to happen often as no one wants to have their power disconnected.

Guy Lapointe, community and economic development manager for the City, said that Eco Energy is a win-win for Lacombe. He said that not only can it offer competitive utility rates, the money from those profits is funneled back into the Eco Lacombe Fund which will be earmarked for recreational and cultural capital projects.

‘IT’S NOT A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME BY ANY MEANS. BUT IT’S DEFINITELY A SOLID STREAM OF REVENUE.’ STEVE CHRISTIE “You will see community projects come out of this,” said Lapointe. He added that this fund will also free up monies elsewhere that the City can use for other things. Lapointe said that the funds generated from Eco Energy will go back into the community and be earmarked for capital projects related to recreation. Christie said that the revenues from Eco Energy should also help to counter the imbalance between what amenities and capital projects the City needs to bring to Lacombe and what the City can

afford. “Every little bit helps,” said Christie. He added that, in the past, capital projects like the Lacombe Memorial Centre have been funded largely through fundraising and donations from the community. While Lacombians have always been more than willing to jump on an initiative that will benefit the community, through Eco Energy they can still do that while paying for a utility they need anyway. Eco Energy is partnered with Utilitynet, which acts as the supplier for the electricity while Eco Energy is solely the retailer. Lapointe said that Eco Energy’s sole responsibilities are promotion to get people signed up for the program and making sure they pay their bills. Currently, Eco Energy has about 45 households signed up, but there is certainly room to grow. Lapointe said if Eco Energy could sign 1,500 households, or the equivalent of such, he projected revenue streams of about $200,000 per year. “There is significant dollars to be made,” said Lapointe. There is also opportunity for Eco Energy to sell electricity to consumers outside of Lacombe as well. Christie said one of the first larger business that signed up for Eco Energy was Action

Group, which has a presence in Lacombe, Red Deer and beyond. Steven Schwartz, accountant for Action Group, said that he decided to get involved with Eco Energy because they were offering a fixed rate that the organization was looking for. He said Action Group was looking to stabilize its cash flow and that he learned about Eco Energy when

comparing rates. “Their rate was comparable, if not better,” said Schwartz. “And it was local, that was kind of the tipping point.” He added it was important for Action Group to support that local initiative because it wanted that money to go towards projects that both clients and staff will benefit from in the future. news@lacombeexpress.com

POLICE BRIEFS LACOMBE MAN INJURED IN COLLISION Police continue to investigate a collision that took place on a Central Alberta highway. On Jan. 9 at 4 p.m., a member of the Red Deer County Patrol observed a southbound vehicle traveling through a stop sign at a high rate of speed, and colliding with a westbound vehicle. The Innisfail RCMP and Red Deer Integrated Traffic Services, along with fire and ambulance attended the scene located at RR 14 and Hwy. 587 west of Bowden. The vehicle traveling southbound on RR 14, a white Dodge pickup truck driven by a 37-yearold male of Barwell, continued

by Erin Fawcett

through the intersection controlled by a stop sign and collided with a white dodge pickup truck being driven by a 55-yearold male from Lacombe, which was traveling westbound on Hwy. 587. A third vehicle traveling eastbound on Hwy. 587 took the ditch on the south side to avoid the collision. The drivers were the lone occupants of the two vehicles involved in the collision and both were transported to hospital via ground ambulance. The matter is still under investigation by the Innisfail RCMP and charges are pending. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in collision.

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