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Assistant chief administrative officer Greg Switenky will become the Town of Stettler’s CAO after Rob Stoutenberg’s retirement in June, the town decided last week.

Switenky to take over as town CAO ‘We’ve got a rural charm about Stettler with an urban expectation’ R OBIN TARNOWETZKI Independent reporter

The Town of Stettler didn’t have to look far to find a new chief administrative officer. Assistant CAO Greg Switenky has been chosen to replace current CAO Rob Stoutenberg, who plans to retire in June. “I’ve had a lot of handshaking and I’ve had a lot of congratulations and things like that,” Switenky said Monday. He said that at the time that Stoutenberg decided to retire, he had no idea that he would be the next CAO. However, a bylaw has to be passed in council (it was passed last Tuesday) to appoint a new CAO, so he knew in advance of that meeting.

The official start date for the new position is June 2. “I think we all felt that we would love for Rob to stay and guide the ship,” Switenky said. “You can’t replace 27 years of knowledge in this organization … what is going around in his brain and his knowledge is irreplaceable.” Switenky’s job as assistant CAO deals more with numbers and budgets, whereas the CAO position is all about the big picture. “It’s certainly a step up,” he said. He joined the Town of Stettler almost 10 years ago as the director of finance and administration, which has since been upgraded to assistant CAO. Before that, he worked as the CAO of Golden, B.C., and as the city treasurer for Lloydminster, Sask. “I think the good thing about

working in local government is you see the results of the organization’s efforts that get put in,” Switenky said. “Facilities get built, infrastructure gets renewed. It’s right there before you and it’s rewarding to know that you had a little piece of helping progress a community that you live in.” He said his favourite part of working with the town, though, is the people. “It’s just a marvelous organization with wonderful people that really do take their careers seriously and really do try to do a wonderful job for the citizens of this town,” he said. In the past decade, he’s seen a lot of growth in Stettler. When he first arrived, there was no Boston Pizza, Tim Hortons or Wal-Mart. A lot of the residential

developments weren’t there, either. “We’ve been able to maintain our small-town feel, and yet still have opportunity for jobs and growth and that type of thing,” Switenky said. “We’ve seen our downtown core change, we’ve seen our stores come and go, but we’re still very vibrant.” He’s not expecting there to be big changes for Stettler, as he believes people like Stettler the way it is. Switenky hopes the town will continue to make sure there are jobs available and will try to retain young people. He said Stettler is just the right size to maintain a small-town feel while still offering much to the community. “We’ve got a rural charm about Stettler with an urban expectation,” he said. “We’ve got a really good thing going in Stettler.”

Central Alberta measles alert includes Stettler STACEY LAVALLIE Independent reporter

Alberta Health Services confirmed last week that one Red Deer resident has contracted measles and three others are considered “probably cases,” and might have come into contact with people in Stettler, Camrose and Red Deer. Last Wednesday, the health services issued a warning regarding the highly infectious virus. The possible dates of exposure are from Feb. 1 to 7. In Stettler, the potential exposure to measles occurred at Sobeys and Wal-Mart, health services reported in a news release. Dr. Digby Horne, one of three medical officers assigned to the central zone of health services, said that results from the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg have confirmed a strain of the measles virus, which is currently making rounds in the Philippines. It’s not the first time in recent memory that health services has issued measles notice. In December 2013, an outbreak of the virus in the south zone of health services, mostly in Calgary, was declared and lifted only in early January of this year.

The measles virus, which swept through Calgary, was traced back to an infection in the Netherlands, Horne said. “We wanted to warn people who were possibly exposed,” he said. “The risk is greatest for unimmunized people, but it’s not impossible to get it even with an immunization.” People born before 1970 are presumed to have had natural exposure to the virus, while after that, most people received two doses of the vaccine through childhood immunization, which is usually good enough to build up enough of an immune reaction to the virus and prevent infection later in life. One of the three confirmed cases had received both immunizations, Horne said, while one of the remaining infected was born before 1970, making both infections “unusual.” “It was a bit of a surprise that (the patient) caught it,” Horne said last week. All three individuals who caught the virus were over 40, and are believed to have had a common cause of infection. Other than that, they are not related. Most people with measles show signs before the rash, such as a fever of 38.3 degrees Celsius, a runny nose,

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and sore and reddened eyes that are sensitive to light. “Measles can lead to complications such as inner ear infections, pneumonia, and one in a thousand develop inflammation in the brain,” Horne said. “Non-vaccinated pregnant women who catch measles can cause premature delivery or miscarriage.” The final symptom of measles is the rash, which usually begins on the face and goes on to cover a large amount of the body. About four days after the onset of the rash, however, “the average individual” is no longer contagious. Horne called measles “one of the more highly communicable diseases.” He said it’s important people who believe they might have contracted measles stay at home, as the highly communicable virus can spread through the air and doesn’t require physical contact. “Really severe cases should go to the hospital, or else stay home,” Horne said. He urged people who think they have the illness to phone Health Link Alberta to discuss their symptoms. If it’s decided measles is the likely culprit, instructions will given on how to see a doctor while limiting exposure to the illness. In cases where the likelihood of

exposure to measles is high and it has been less than 72 hours, a vaccination can possibly prevent infection. “We haven’t completely eliminated the diseases we provide childhood immunization for, so (the outbreak) is a good reminder of just why we immunize,” Horne said. Possible exposure sites Feb. 1: Camrose Tim Hortons Subway Humpty’s Restaurant Camrose Community Centre fieldhouse Feb. 2: Stettler Sobeys Wal-Mart Feb. 3: Crossroads Church Red Deer City Hall Wal-Mart Staples Scott’s Parables Costco Red Deer Key Hole People visiting Bower Mall between 8:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. between Feb. 3 and 7 might have also come into exposure with the virus.

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Bowls of fun keep youth centre fundraiser rockin’ in fast lane STACEY LAVALLIE Independent reporter Kids and adults alike swarmed Heartland Bowl in Stettler last Friday to raise money for the Heartland Youth Centre in an annual event that has been a mainstay for the organization for more than 20 years. Winnie Bissett, the executive-director of the youth centre, said that by the end of the night, more than $10,000 had been raised in pledges, with more expected to come in later in the week. A final tally of donations wasn’t available. This year’s theme was rock and roll, and both adults and kids got into theme, sporting big hair and

fancy costumes. Teachers showed up in black and white sparkles of KISS, while a group from the Royal Bank arrived with a unique take on the “Spice Girls.” Bissett herself was decked out in a 1970s pantsuit, long blond wig and big star-shaped sunglasses. “I’m Stevie Nicks,” she said. Bissett said 19 teams signed up and collected pledges for the evening before showing up to bowl. Additionally, the centre and its Big Brothers Big Sisters programs showed up before the main event for an evening of fun at the lanes. Thirteen-year-old Molly Nelson, a four-year member of the youth centre, said the facility is important

to her. “I like the people there, the staff and the kids. They’re really nice to me.” Her favourite program offered by the centre is Art Attack, where she and others are able to explore new ways of artistic expression. Programs like Art Attack are in part funded through fundraisers like the Bowl for Kids, Bissett said. Bob Gallaugher is owner of Heartland Bowl and he has been a witness to the event for the past seven years, “They get a lot of support,” Gallaugher said. “They all seem to have fun here. (Stettler) is a good supporting town.”



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Broken water main causes town flooding, traffic jam R OBIN TARNOWETZKI Independent reporter A water main in Stettler broke Tuesday morning, affecting traffic on 54 to 56 streets and 46 to 48 avenues. Town crews responded to a sewer backup call at 7:35 a.m. at a property on 55 Street and Highway 12. Repair trucks were parked on either side of Highway 12 near Christ-King Catholic School to work on the damage.

Homes in the area experienced sewer backups until the town was able to locate the broken section of the water main, which relieved pressure on the sanitary system. There has been some flooding to surrounding homes, but the school wasn’t directly affected by the break, a spokesman said. “It’s been business as usual,” said Christ-King secretary Anna Garez. She said the school didn’t have its water shut off during the repairs and the students weren’t affected.

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Redford’s policy misses the Olympic net Dear Editor: OK, now that Canada has won gold and bars are actually open for regular hours, I would like to draw attention to our two-faced government and their inability to decide what side of the fence they are actually on. After telling us that Redford’s government would never make decisions in law that were already decided at a federal level, they swept a drinking and driving campaign in that was more strict than and not in accordance with federal laws on the subject. Scientists worldwide have decreed that .08 is the acceptable standard, yet we are now subjugated to a limit of .05 due to the Redford corner’s requirement to pay for the MADD votes. Just like the teachers’ union, they had to give them what they had promised, for fear that the truth about how they got their votes in the first place would be revealed. Now, all while touting the benefits of heavier penalties for drunk driving; the safety of families, streets and so forth, they’ve

attempted to create an air of social stigma concerning drinking, to the point where we are able to have one beer and then drive after one hour. Which means we should drink one beer every two hours if we hope to still be able to operate a vehicle and even then, if you are pulled over and the officer decides otherwise, you haven’t a leg to stand on, much less a licence. Which leads me to my latest beef with this “criminal government”. Yes, I said “criminal.” The mere act of unravelling Klein’s prosperity fund should have been construed as theft; such were the laws had Redford’s ilk not rewritten them. On Sunday, bars were allowed to open and serve liquor to patrons who wished to watch the Olympic gold-medal game at 5 a.m. Thst was also done in locations in Saskatchewan. Now don’t get me wrong, I am happy that Canada made it and I am happy that they won and I don’t even care in so much that people were drinking at 5 a.m. A veteran drinker myself, there were plenty of nights where drinking at 5 a.m. was commonplace, but mostly because we

hadn’t quit in the first place. One of the biggest excuses they gave for the impaired legislation in the first place was that it would help curb binge drinking, but opening a bar at 5 a.m. and allowing the consumption of alcohol for a hockey game seems to me nothing more than a great excuse for some binge drinking. If you think that the majority of the patrons of those establishments actually got a good night’s sleep before, then you must still have your beer goggles on, as most of the people I know didn’t even take a break. I don’t drink the way I once did and truthfully would rather watch the game at home that early in the morning, even if I did. I am leery of our their motives anyway and imagine the RCMP are only too happy to sit outside the door of most of those establishments waiting to charge hockey fans with impaired driving at the drop of a puck. That being said, I don’t really care if the bars opened early and in this climate where the industry has been suffering from dwindling numbers as of late, opening their

doors to money only makes economic sense. What does make me furious about the situation is the flip-flopping and the wishy washy way in which this government goes about their business. They’re truly “organized criminals.” They write the laws to fit their agenda and carry on a “screw campaign” in front of the voters’ faces with little regard for consequence. They feed us a line to get us to buy their shtick and then once they have accomplished their goal, they promptly forget all the items in their press junket as quickly as they walk out the door for a $10,000 flight. At least have the decency to keep your lies straight so that we could pretend that we could trust our government or that they had what was best for us in mind while in governance. That’s my rant. Tthanks for those of you that made it this far and congratulations, Team Canada, on your gold-medal performance! You deserve your accolades as much as we deserve a fair and just government.

I am writing with regard to a recent Stettler fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories, organized by Teresa Fisher. Teresa gathered her friends and family and held a Robbie Burns Celebration, complete with a piper, dancers, cocktails and a plated dinner, at the Stettler Agriplex on Jan. 25. All of the hard work paid off, as she recently presented the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT —

Red Deer and Central Alberta office with a donation of $1,800! When I met with Teresa, she made sure to thank all of the community and family members who helped by doing everything from washing and peeling the spuds for the dinner to helping sell the 106 tickets to donating drinks or other materials. I’d like to add our special thanks to the dedicated volunteers in Stettler, the generous and community-minded local sponsors, including the Stettler Agriplex, the citizens who attended, and Teresa

herself for coming up with the idea and having the temerity to make it great. All who participated have helped to make a difference for people in our community who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Funds raised help families impacted by the disease have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life. The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT is working to change the face of dementia in Alberta and improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The

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Someone said, “discouragement is dissatisfaction with the past, distaste for the present and distrust of the future.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as, “a feeling of having lost hope or confidence.” The reasons for discouragement may vary from person to person, but the experience is universal. It can sneak in upon us in a subtle process…other times it happens suddenly, such as with the loss of a loved one. At times, discouragement can crash in when we think we are at the top of the world as it did with heavyweight boxer, James “Quick” Tillis. “Quick” arrived in Chicago in the early 1980s with two suitcases. Standing in front of the Sears Tower, he set his suitcases down, raised his arms up toward the tower and said to himself, “I’m going to conquer Chicago!” When he looked down, he was immediately discouraged; his suitcases were both gone! Unmanaged long-term discouragement can lead to despondency and clinical depression. Add to this the fact that discouragement is as unavoidable as it is universal, it is probably more important to know how to manage it than it is

to try and circumvent it. Christians, like anyone else face discouragement. However, believing in Christ as Savior and accepting that the Bible is true, practical and applicable is certainly an asset in dealing with discouragement. We find an example of discouragement in Numbers 21:4,5. The text states that, “... they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged on the way. 5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses ...” You notice right away that un-checked discouragement quickly leads to the twin sin of blame and complain! And if you read


on in the passage, you’ll find that sadly, they brought the judgment of God upon themselves. Later, just before they left the despised wilderness and entered the desirable promised land, Moses gave them positive biblical therapy for discouragement. Instead of the blame and complain syndrome, he told them that they should, “Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6) Discouragement is not always optional … the ups and downs and disappointments of life guarantee that we will all face some. However, while the experience may be unavoidable, staying in discouragement is decisional. We must make our decision not to stay there in that place of blaming and complaining. Instead we move on to trust in God; hope is renewed and confidence is restored. The only sure cure for discouragement is recognizing God’s presence and claiming His promises.

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Commodities gridlock wake-up call for Prairies In an economy that’s reliant on the exportation of commodities, as Canada is, reliable, efficient and cost-effective trade corridors are imperative to the general health of the economy. The Prairie provinces are at this very moment receiving a wake-up call on that logistical dilemma. The effects of this current man-made industrial disaster due to the inability to get products to market are just beginning to be realized. The negative economic impact on Prairie farmers has been estimated in excess of $2 billion, with another $6.5 billion in revenue being delayed into the next production year. In a growing, exporting nation, it’s imperative that we have reliable methods to export our commodities to foreign markets. The exportation of those commodities for the land-locked Prairie provinces comes with the added challenge of having to rely on a long-range transportation chain that is proving to be insufficient for our current level of export capabilities. Regardless, if a product is manufactured, semiprocessed or unprocessed bulk materials, getting them to market sets off a chain-reaction felt throughout the economy. So to, does the inability to fulfil the expectations of our current customer base, forcing them to seek alternative avenues of supply.

From the Legislature MLA Report by Rick Strankman The current inability to transport goods has had a profound effect in several sectors of our economy, not just the obvious agricultural consequences, with the raw materials in the forestry and mining industries also sitting idle. Rural economies across the Prairies have been adversely affected by the delays in cash flow that have stalled local economies, by interrupting cash flows needed to purchase equipment and supplies for the upcoming fiscal year. Whether goods are unprocessed, semi-processed or finished goods, the reliability of the movement to market is a key element in the viability of an industry as a whole — not just the individual producer. On Saturday, March 1, in the small border town of Compeer, AB, I will be hosting stakeholders from both the Saskatchewan and Alberta sides of the border, at an Inter-Provincial Transportation Summit meeting. The

purpose of this summit is to discuss the economic viability of a trade corridor that starts near Saskatoon along Highway 51 on the Saskatchewan side, which turns into Highway 12 on the Alberta side when it crosses the provincial border at Compeer. It’s hoped the summit will initiate discussions on developing a trade corridor that could potentially serve a significant role in getting our products to world markets, for a great many types of producers in manufacturing, mining, and oil and gas; not just in agriculture. The potential economic benefits will be realized by every community along the route, as well as the surrounding communities that will have access to a more costeffective transportation option. As the Widlrose Official Opposition MLA for Drumheller-Stettler, I’m encouraged and excited by the potential economic prosperity the proposed route could bring to a great many communities within the constituency. For more information on the proposed project, or to submit your thoughts, please contact my office. I would also like to congratulate the entire Canadian Winter Olympic team on a job well done. You’ve made us all proud to be Canadians once again. Rick Strankman is the MLA for Drumheller-Stettler.

Grain transportation hits perfect storm in past year It’s been obvious for almost six months that there was going to be a problem with moving last year’s bumper crop of cereals, oilseeds and special crops. Bumper crops on the Prairies are not unique and occur every few years, and the transportation system seems to cope. In the past, railways found extra cars, scheduled more trains and just spread out the delivery schedule into the following year. The Canadian Wheat Board and grain companies regulated the flow into the system so that it was more or less fair to all growers. Weather delays and shipping delays were just an accepted hazard of moving grain. But this time around, the system seems particularly clogged; it seems a perfect storm has hit grain transportation. One can usually tell when an agricultural issue becomes critical. That’s when politicians seem to come out of the woodwork — all professing outrage and demanding that something be done. Government ministers with senior bureaucrats in tow, along with reps from producer organizations, hold news conferences and media events where they pontificate about the seriousness of the problem. Invariably, demands are made that railways pick up the slack and then an announcement is made that a study will be made to find out what is causing the problem.

Nothing much really happens after that, because everyone figures time will resolve the problem. The reality is that is what usually happens, and growers know the story. Curious as it might seem, the underlying hope is that next year will see an average crop and this year’s clogged system will just be a memory. History does repeat itself. The fact is the grain transportation system from country elevator to railway to terminal elevator has over the years been fine-tuned to accommodate an average crop. All the folks involved in that system know there is no profit to be made in an overbuilt system with excess capacity. It’s the same logic that governs urban highway planning; there is little point in building roads to solve a one- hour traffic jam. But to be fair, this last year has seen some extenuating circumstances that has

caused something of a perfect storm to aggravate a backed-up system. Two of them have little to do with the grain industry, but their impact has been major on moving grain cars to port. The first has seen an explosion in the use of tanker cars to move petroleum products across North America. That movement has been particularly profitable for railway companies, being they can charge full fare for that movement. That’s different from moving grain cars where there is a government-regulated cap on how much profit railways can make on moving that commodity. Although railways have commented that they treat all shipments equally, one can’t help but suspect that there is going to be some priority with higher profit shipments — it’s just business and human nature. The second has been a campaign of logistics rationalization that has been occurring with the CPR. It seems that railway was one of the least operationally efficient railways in North America. Last year, a new CEO was hired who was determined to make the railway more efficient — no problem with that approach. But that initiative has seen huge layoffs and the sidelining of many dozens of locomotives in favour of longer trains. It might seem simplistic, but fewer locomo-

tives and fewer engineers would probably mean fewer trainloads of grain cars will be hauled. That change might have worked in an average year, but not this year. Despite the political grandstanding and plans for studies of every kind, I expect nothing will change the pace of rail shipments to the coast. The railway companies are not going to increase shipments, unless there is some significant financial incentive to do so. Besides, even if they could, rail cars and terminal capacity have their own limitations. The fact is the whole system would need to be expanded to export more grain. The question for those who make decisions on expansion is will there be more crop to move consistently over the coming years. At this point, all is conjecture — yes, yields have been increasing, but incrementally. More land is going into continuous cropping, but some of it is marginal. Climate change is helping production, but it’s variable. Do those changes rationalize the investment of hundreds of millions in transportation infrastructure — maybe? Perhaps what needs to be considered are more temporary measures that could be implemented when bumper crops occur — more on that the next time. Will Verboven is the editor of Alberta Farmer.

‘Budget builds on government’s efforts to reduce spending’ While other countries continue to struggle with debt that is spiralling out of control, Canada remains in the most enviable fiscal position among all G-7 countries. Economic Action Plan 2014 keeps our Conservative government on track. It will return Canada to balanced budgets in 201516. Meanwhile, the NDP and Liberals keep demanding reckless spending and want to impose higher taxes. We will not do that. Budget 2014 builds on those efforts to reduce wasteful and ineffective government spending by making public-sector wages and benefits more affordable for taxpayers by ensuring compensation is fair and in line with other public- and private-sector employers. We are also improving the fairness of the tax system, by closing tax loopholes and strengthening tax enforcement. In addition, our Conservative government continues to control the size and cost of government, by freezing departmental budgets to ensure efficiency in operations and administration. With those and other measures, Economic Action Plan 2014 will bring the projected deficit down to $2.9 billion by 2014-15 and forecasts a surplus in 2015-16. While we are controlling departmental spending, federal support to Canadians, like seniors benefits and major transfers to provinces for health care, education and other services Canadians rely on, will also keep growing — to record levels. For Alberta, the transfers will total $5.2 billion in 2014-15 — a whopping 134 per cent increase from

under the previous Liberal government. Economic Action Plan 2014 enhances the New Horizons for Seniors Program by increasing funding with an additional $5 million per year. It launches the Canadian Employers for Caregivers Action Plan, to work with employers so that caregivers can maximize their participation in the workforce while being able to provide care to their loved ones. It also expands the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers, by investing to help unemployed older workers put their talents and experience back to work. Family farms are the backbone of our country, and our riding in particular. Our farmers feed Canadians and the world, while providing jobs and opportunities. We are expanding tax deferral for livestock, supporting innovation and competitiveness, and introducing a new Pilot Price Insurance Program, to

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STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL By Leila Ternes Stettler Elementary School

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The kindergarten and grade one students celebrated their 100th day of school. Grade one’s did various activities in their classrooms including drawing self- portraits of how they will look when they are 100 years old. Mrs. Boyd’s and Mrs. Thorne’s kindergarten classes celebrated 100 days of school. Students brought 100 things from home to sort and count. They also made super hero costumes to celebrate the day and then had a parade around the school. Caped crusaders could be seen giggling and laughing throughout the halls and playgrounds. It was a busy week in Kindergarten as children and their families also enjoyed a family dance with music provided by Barry and Colleen Hill on Thursday, Feb. 20. A huge thank-you to our School Council and many parents for the week of treats and especially the wonderful luncheon provided for our staff on Teacher Appreciation Day. Thank-you to all of the cooks for the delicious dishes, the parent organizers, the parent supervisors and all of the rest of the parents that made this possible. It was truly appreciated. Grade 5TA is studying Electricity and Magnetism in science, and on Feb. 13 they had a very interesting and informative presentation from ATCO Electric. Gord Latham, customer service rep, and Robin Crowle, lineman, brought in a three-dimensional working model of Hazardtown, as well as lineman tools, to show the students. The class learned how to be safe around the many potential electrical hazards that are around us, including electrical substations, overhead lines, and underground cables. The men showed the students the many pieces of equipment that a lineman must carry up a pole when they are doing a repair, and the students got the chance to try on pieces of equipment such as heavy rubber gloves that are safe up to 25 000 V! We would like to thank ATCO, Mr. Latham, and Mr. Crowle for coming to Stettler Elementary and teaching us so

many things about electricity and electrical safety. Mrs. Potter’s Grade 4 students are at the XXII Winter Olympic Games taking place in Sochi, Russia — in spirit, anyway! The Games capture the imagination of people around the world, and students in 4MP have joined in the fun. They are excitedly researching and following Canadian athletes and their sports and learning about the 2014 Olympic site in Sochi. They have discovered the values and beliefs of Stettler Elementary School’s HERO Pledge and The Leader In Me Program are the same as those upon which the Olympic Games are based. The Sochi Olympic Games have brought the students closer together with the world, as they celebrate the pursuit of excellence — in sport and in their daily lives. Ms. Limpert’s Grade 1 class is also getting into the Olympic spirit. The students are using their Leader in Me skills and synergizing to make an Olympic mural. The mural shows spectators cheering on the Canadian athletes — GO CANADA GO! Mrs. Hunter’s Grade 2 class has been working on water-colour techniques. They have just completed water color pictures having to with the story “Owl Moon.” Watch out, Monet! SES will be having a kindergarten information and registration night on April 8 at 7 p.m. in the Stettler Elementary School drama room. Students at SES benefit from music specialists, physical education specialists, library specialists and computer labs. To ensure your child is registered in the three- or five-ay program of your choice, please plan to attend this important and informative evening. This meeting is for adults only please. In order to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten, children must be five years of age on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Parents must present their child’s birth certificate at the time of registration, but school fees are not collected until the fall. If you would like more information, please call the school at 403-742-2235.



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Outdoor events have been popular at local schools, including Grade 6 cross-country skiers from Stettler Middle School, as they marked the Winter Olympics. By Catrina Bernard and Mikayla Bissett Stettler Middle School As we approach the end of February, we begin counting down to spring here at Stettler Middle School. We ended last week with our school Olympic intramurals held over the lunch breaks. Students got to participate in bobsledding and biathlon in the elementary gym, while the crosscountry skiing with smooshboards took place outside. Then on Friday, relay races took place in the middle school gym to end off a week of fun activities in celebration of the Winter Olympics. Today was Pink Shirt Day and the school was flooded with pink! Y-CAT put together the event in order to sup-

port anti-bullying in our school. It was wonderful to see how many people were wearing pink. The Grade 6 students had a great time at the Edmonton Oil Kings game on Feb. 12, watching them take on the Prince Albert Raiders. Even though Edmonton lost, everyone had a blast! The pizza fundraising kits are out and circulating the community. The sales from these kits goes into the student union funds, that help support all the extra activities that take place throughout the year in our school. Thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser. The CARA curling tournament took place last Thursday and SMS sent a Grade 7 and a Grade 8 team. The Grade 8’s placed fifth, while the Grade 7’s were unable to make the

Nominations Now Open Red Deer College is now accepting nominations for the awards that are presented annually at RDC’s Convocation:

G.H. Dawe Memorial Award of Excellence This memorial award is presented by RDC to a community member who best exemplifies the values of Mr. George Harold Dawe (1910-1999), cofounder of RDC and first administrative officer. The recipient will have demonstrated excellence in the characteristics of the late Harold Dawe, including: • Commitment to the community, education and student success • Prominent leadership in the community • Personal warmth and generosity coupled with high integrity and ethical standards • Keen vision and appreciation for RDC In the nomination package, please include the nominee’s name, address and telephone number. A cover letter expressing your reasons for nominating the individual which includes a description of his or her achievements, along with three letters of support, should also be provided to the G.H. Dawe Selection Committee at Red Deer College. Each nomination is considered by the Selection Committee for three consecutive years. Nominations are reviewed annually and the recipient will be honoured at the RDC 50th Convocation Ceremony on June 6, 2014 Nominations should be forwarded to: G.H. Dawe Selection Committee, Red Deer College 14024RR0 P.O. Box 5005, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5 Attn: Elaine Vandale, Executive Director, Board & Corporate Relations Phone: 403.342.3259 | Fax: 403.341.4899 | Email:

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playoffs. Both teams faced stiff competition, and they had a fun day of curling. This Friday, the students are heading to Nakiska for a great day of skiing and hopefully the weather is good. They leave early in the morning and arrive back at the school in the evening, so it should be a full day of fun. Fly-Back intramurals start in March and all the students are really excited for it. Stay tuned for more information to come. Y-CAT will be putting on some hot lunches in March and April. March 18 to 20, the students will be offered Subway subs, while on April 17, they will have an opportunity to buy hamburgers that will be made by the high school cafeteria. More details will follow.

We would like to send a huge thankyou to the Parent Council for the wonderful displays of gratitude they showed to our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. They provided the student union with the idea and resources for students to show their appreciation to their teachers. Students were encouraged to write down positive comments about staff and place them in individualized teacher gift bags that the teachers were given on Feb. 14 to read. The staff really enjoyed getting these beautiful messages on Valentine’s Day. The staff would also like to thank Parent Council for the delicious chili lunch they provided on Feb. 13. It was such a nice treat during a busy week.

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ENDIANG-BYEMOOR NEWS By Les and Rosemary Stulberg Local sports fans have enjoyed the last two weeks watching the Olympic coverage from Russia on TV. The success of the Canadian athletes winning 25 medals — ranking Canada third out of the 88 countries participating — has been a source of national pride and brought the country together with a sense of patriotism. Several Endiang-Byemoor residents attended the County of Stettler community service awards in Stettler on Friday. Congratulations to Allison and Erica Yates on winning the Endmoor Youth Award. The Yates twins take an active role in our community volunteering at many events. It is refreshing to see the younger generation have the spirit of volunteerism. Congratulations are also in order for Russ and Linda Kobi, recipients of the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society volunteer award. Russ and Linda have lent their support at a number of community, sporting and school events over the years. Thanks to the Kobis for their valued contribution to the community. Congratulations to all the award-winners

and thanks to all community volunteers. It was the women’s turn to shine at the crib meet at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Tuesday. Top score was recorded by Eleanor Schultz while Dot Wasdal was second. Next crib night will be March 4 at 7:30 p.m. More than 20 friends of Ruth Ratcliffe gathered at Ruthie’s Roost on Wednesday as it was Ruth’s last day open for business before she went for double knee surgery on Friday. The party also celebrated Ruth’s upcoming birthday and other February birthdays of the group. Mickey Tucker presented Ruth with a monetary gift on behalf of the group to help with her recovery. Ruthie’s Roost café will be closed for six weeks and is expected to re-open on April 7. Get well wishes are extended to Ruth as she recovers from her surgery. Congratulations to first-time parents Brad and Janice (nee Gutsche) Berg on the birth of their son Colby Brian in Stettler on Feb. 20. Congratulations also go out to firsttime grandparents Brian and Lynn Gutsche and to the great-grandparents Art and Lucy Gutsche and Walter Viste. Doreen Nixon and Lynne Nixon, accompanied by a couple of Stettler women,

attended a conference in San Jose, Calif. last week. From there Doreen flew to Phoenix, Ariz. to spend some time with Evelyn Walker. Byemoor School participated in the CARA curling bonspiel in Coronation on Thursday. The boys’ and girls’ teams each won one of their three games. Eugene Nixon and Justin Jones from the Byemoor Curling Club have volunteered their time as coaches for the students. On Thursday the Thunder peewee hockey team won round three of provincial play with an 11-4 win over Bashaw. They now play Killam for the banner title. Congratulations and best of luck in the final round. The peewees won 6-3 in their league game Saturday at Lacombe. On Sunday, they played their last league game and lost 5-2 to Delburne. The peewees only lost three games this seasonto finish in first place. Congratulations to six-year-old Mya Prehn on advancing from the Dragon’s Den audition in Calgary to a March 27 taping of the TV show in Toronto. No word yet when the episode will air. Mya is the daughter of Brian and Erin (nee Kobi) Prehn and granddaughter of Russ

HALKIRK HERALD By Rose Koenraadt and Dorothy Anderson Mother Teresa Catholic School students ended their two-week study of the Olympics with a torch run and many events patterned after the actual Games. Led by the Grade 9s, from bobsledding to a genuine luge track, six countries competed. Only in Halkirk, everyone ended up donning a gold medal. Along with those students, all of our country learned and cheered and were very proud of our athletes. Halkirk’s junior high basketball teams attended the CARA playoffs in Stettler on Saturday. Both

teams enjoyed some close games, with the girls bringing home third and the boys team placing fifth. Seniors’ pot-luck supper and meeting, followed by floor curling, was held last Tuesday. A crib tournament was discussed and will be held on March 15. To enter, phone Jacquie Dietrich. Congratulations to Louie and Fern Engel, who celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Feb. 16. Congratulations to Darrell and Wendy Ashbacker on the birth of their sixth grandchild, Dacia Gwendolyn, born on Feb. 16, weighing in at eight pounds and 12 ounces. Proud parents are Kelly and Lochlan Bell,

and siblings Blade, Gemme and Anwyn. The family live in Cochrane. Paul and Jacquie Dietrich were among six couples who participated in the newlywed game contestants at Boston Pizza last Thursday. They didn’t win, but had a good time playing. Mike Neilson of Burnaby, B.C., was visiting in Halkirk with his mom Anne and brother Bert and Cindy and family. Jan and Rose Koenraadt accompanied Dennis and Katie Turre to Las Vagas. They went on a trip to Hoover Dam and took in a helicopter ride. The Halkirk Elks are looking for volunteers to

Well, another cold week has gone by so we must be one week closer to spring. My mom-inlaw sent over this little message that I thought would cheer you up. “One who has learned to garden has learned to love; one who knows about love can certainly garden.” — Patricia Monaghan. Let’s hope the gardening opportunities start soon. The mixed doubles curling bonspiel was held last weekend and was a huge success. They had 27 teams entered and the winners of the A event were Tammy and David Webster, with Brooks Watts and Brittany Cawiezel taking second. Curt and Michele McNaughton won the B event over Mitch and Cheryl. Dallas Krywcun with sisterin-law Claire won the C event, with Bradley Nelson and Caitlin Wolfe placing second. Brooks and Jackie Watts did a great job organizing the event, so our hats off to them. They would like to thank all the sponsors. Also, a big thank-you to the kitchen staff Mary Newton and Doris Cawiezel and the volunteers who ran the bar upstairs.

Jim and Stephanie Richmond, along with their girls Tiffany and Samantha and Sheila and Stan Richmond are busy planning their upcoming 17th annual Limousin/Angus Bull sale to be held on Friday, March 7, starting at 1 p.m. Lunch is prior to the sale and in addition to the many bulls they have on offer, there will be open heifers and some cow/calf pairs up on the auction block as well. I have the unfortunate duty to inform you of the too frequent passing of our community members. Lloyd Duncan of Big Valley, who was a member of the Big Valley-Rumsey Elks, among his many volunteer efforts, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, and his funeral was held on the following Friday, Feb. 21. with a very large crowd in attendance. Some of our community members may remember Claire Montgomery’s daughter Ellen. Her husband, Lawrence Dalke, passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Ellen and her husband lived up by Grande Prairie for many years. On Monday, Feb 24, there was a memorial held for Alma Tolman at the Trochu Lodge.

help out with the 2014 bulla-rama. There’s a lot of organizing to be done before the event. If you can help, the next planning meeting is on Thursday, March 13, at 8 p.m. at the Halkirk hall. Otherwise, contact Charles at 403 884-2052 or Doreen at 780-583-3775. JD Johnson, Kurt Chick and Ryan Dahmer, along with Leo Bozek, are among the curlers entered at the Castors men’s bonspiel this week. Sandra Johnson curled at the women’s spiel last week. Halkirk is preparing for its men’s and women’s bonspiel in the first full week in March. Teams or singles are welcome; call JD or Sandra at 884-2250.

Also, I have to mention that a great historian, Allan Johnston of Big Valley, passed away last week, as well. His knowledge of the Big Valley and Rumsey area history was amazing to say the least and I hope he made extensive notes for the next history book committee Johnston’s column in the Big Valley Whistle will be missed by many. His funeral will be held on Saturday, March 1. The Ag Society is gearing up for their last big bonspiel. The mixed curling bonspiel is marked for March 3 to 8, so get your teams registered with Brooks and Jackie Watts at 403-368-2357. Hopefully, there will be a lot of teams coming to curl which makes the competition all that much better. The concession is open each night and the big night, Thursday, there will be Oysters on your plate for the asking. The steaks are just as delicious, so head into town for a good meal sometime next week. Don’t forget that the Saturday night meal is open to everyone, not just the curlers, cooked up by the Country Cookers, so it’s always delicious.

GADSBY GAZETTE By Paulette Heer Mother Nature has a cold grip on us once again, with no let-up in sight. After an eight-inch dump of snow, buses didn’t run, roads were heavy. Bill and Joyce Hansel were plowed out Saturday morning in time to head to Stettler for the CARA basketball tournament to watch Abby and Bailey Musgrove play for the Halkirk Catholic School. They won two and lost one. Also in the tournament were Sadie Deigel, Keyonna Derr and the Brower girls from our area. Their team, the Stettler Cougars, won the league championship. They will go on to play in the CWAJHAA tournament. A surprise 50th birthday for Bon-

nie Kobi was held last Saturday night, starting with supper at the Tasty Wok in Stettler with 20 family and friends gathered. Then she thought she was heading to a baby shower in Gadsby — surprise — the hall was full of well wishers for Bonnie. Happy Birthday, Bonnie! Birthday greetings go out to Darlene Derr. Arden Deigel, who enjoyed his birthday at Stan and Gloria’s when wife Deanne surprised him with a birthday pie, his favourite! And to Jewel Heer, who celebrated with John, Hannah and Bailey and a family supper at Percy and Paulette’s place. On Saturday, the Stettler United Church hosted an art show with paintings from local artists. That included

Gadsby artists Hazel Thomas and DeLores Duris. Good news for Barb and Vic Carey. Daughter Joanna Jarmin has returned to her home in Big Valley after being in Red Deer and Three Hills hospitals. She is weak but doing much better. Paulette Heer enjoyed a day with her mom, Iona Berg, last week, having dinner with her then an afternoon of music at Heart Haven Lodge with Joe Schell and Howard Fenske on their guitars (and Howard on his ukulele). They were enjoyed by all. The Gadsby monthly bingo at the Bank Building was well attended last weekend, with 14 players and no one taking home the loonie pot. March bingo will be announced soon.

ERSKINE ENQUIRER By Cheri Neitz The Erskine women’s bonspiel is going strong this week. Everyone is welcome to hit the rink and cheer on your favourite team. Finals are set for Sunday. The men’s bonspiel is March 9 to 15. A few more teams are needed,

so call the rink to enter your team. The Erskine junior high basketball teams participated in the CARA tournament last weekend. The boys won the first two games to make it into the final game and lost to Brownfield. They came in second and the top two teams get to go to CWJHAA tourney

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and Linda Kobi. Good luck, Mya. Rosemary Stulberg, accompanied by her parents Bob and Dorothy Diprose, attended the funeral of former neighbour and longtime family friend Alice Wilson in Drumheller on Friday. Mrs. Wilson was 100. Mark your calendars, the Potter’s Clay Quartet is coming to the Scapa Community Hall on March 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the gospel group are $20 and available from UFA or Willow Creek in Hanna or by calling Thelma Bossert 403-854-2393, Doris Nelson 402-854-2452 or Peggy Sauter 403854-4672. Women of the Scapa community are asked to please bring lunch. The parent council has placed a suggestion box at the Byemoor School which is open for any new ideas, concerns or suggestions. These will be read at the parent council meetings. Congratulations to the Justin Jones rink, with Jim Krautt, Tyler Stulberg and Allan Norlie, on winning the C event at the Castor men’s bonspiel.

on March 7 and 8 in Brownfield. The book fair is going on all week at the school. Parents night is on Thursday till 5 p.m., if parents would like to come in and purchase new books. The Erskine Extreme Parent Society/Parent Council meeting is tonight at 6 o’clock for parents of students.

By Darlene Tantrum It seems that winter isn’t over. Donalda and area received about eight inches of snow last Tuesday evening and most of Wednesday. Along with high winds on Friday, the country roads were in poor condition. By Saturday, most roads were plowed and we were off to the races again. The snow this winter has caused problems for wildlife trying to find food. The deer have been coming into yards and causing much damage to trees. North and east of Donalda, there are reports that hundreds of deer have been scrounging for something to eat. An update on the Donalda School playground: The Roots and Branches Alumni Tree is leafing out. If you haven’t already purchased your leaf for the alumni tree of past and present students and teachers, be sure to do so. All money raised from the sale of these leaves goes

toward rebuilding the school playground. To date, almost $3000 has gone toward the playground from the parent-council fundraiser. To purchase a leaf, call Shawna Wilkie 403-883-2122. Donalda Coulee Friendship Club hosts a Strawberry Pancake Supper next week on Shrove Tuesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Drop-In Centre. Everyone is welcome. Donalda & District Community Promotions is busy organizing the third annual Show and Shine for Saturday, June 28. Such an event takes many volunteers, so anyone wishing to volunteer is asked to call Beth at 403883-2891. Watch for more information to follow. Birthday celebrants this week are Bev Salmon, Nicole Vikse, Nolan Ternes, Pan Fuller, Greg Tantrum, Ella Dawn Shepherd, Dylan Jones and Jake Chesla. Best wishes to them and everyone else celebrating a birthday this week.

BOTHA BOOSTER By Louise Bellair Winter decided to show its face again this past week with cold temperatures and another dump of snow. So if you haven’t got your driveway cleaned out yet, and would like it done, contact the village office. Tomorrow at the Botha School is Bullying Awarewness Day, and they would like everyone who attends there (students and staff) to wear something pink. Phyllis Erickson was awarded Botha Community Center Lifetime Achievement Award and Bob Erickson was award ed the ATCO Electric Cultural Art & Heritage Award at the County of Stettler Community Service Award. This coming Tuesday, March 4, will be the regular Botha Monthly Meeting, starting at noon, and held at the Botha Senior Centre. Organizers are asking everyone who attends to make up one of your favourite dishes and bring it out than to share with everyone at the Pot Luck. The meeting follows right after the Pot Luck, and all seniors are welcome to attend. That same evening, come back to the Senior Centre for a friendly, exciting game of Bingo. These games start at 7:15 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. Who knows ... you could be the next big winner for that evening. Mark on your calendars, April 1 is the Ham Bingo, so you could win your ham for your Easter dinner. Quilting takes place again Monday, March 10, starting at 8:30 a.m. and

held at the Botha Senior Centre. Come on out and bring your items with you, or just feel free to stop by and have a great visit with the ladies there. They would love to see everyone join them. Another date to remember is Friday, March 14, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Botha Hall. Come out and enjoy the music from the Grassroots Band. They are a great band, and everyone has a lot of fun, so why not join in. There is no age limit, so everyone can participate in the fun. They are asking everyone who attends to wear something green in colour in keeping with St. Patrick’s Day. Coffee is always on at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Senior Centre, and the folks would love to see everyone take a break away from their busy schedules and join them there for a cup or two. Then the same afternoon, come back to the Senior Centre and join in the fun of playing a game of Carpet Bowling with them. They welcome young and old alike. On Thursday starting at 1 p.m., come back to the centre for a friendly game of Floor Curling. With the Winter Olympics just completed, and with everyone watching them, why not come out and try a game yourself. It’s a lot of fun and everyone will definitely enjoy themselves. Don’t forget to hit the ice while we still have the ice and weather for it, before it gets too warm, and enjoy your ice arena. The arena is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., so contact Marsha Mailer for details at 403-742-2559.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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ROAD NOT TAKEN โ€” After successfully crossing a busy Highway 56 last Saturday, a deer stands tall in a sunny silhouette above a snow-covered Prairie field.

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February 26, 2014

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Lightning strike early in playoff return Veterans show spark as captain Potter makes most of junior B swan song JOHN MACNEIL Independent editor Stettler captain Landon Potter led by example last weekend as the Lightning made hay in their Heritage Junior Hockey League playoff series against the Mountainview Colts. Potter scored two third-period goals, including the winner with 8:02 left, as Stettler posted a 5-4 victory on Saturday night at Didsbury to open a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Northern Division semifinal. Game 3 was scheduled for Stettler last night, after the Independent went to press. For a report on that game, visit After winning the opening game 4-1 last Friday at the Stettler Recreation Centre, the Lightning were locked in a battle Saturday at the Didsbury Recreation Complex. Towering defenceman Kevin Vandenhoven had scored to pull the hometown Colts into a 4-4 tie with 11:45 remaining. Shortly afterward, the Lightning were upset when their money goaltender, Simon Thieleman, was knocked to the ice and the Colts weren’t penalized on the play. “Simon getting bowled over and no call on the play, it kind of sucked for everyone, so we knew we should try and get one for him, since he’s been playing so well,” said Potter, who responded with the winning goal. “I heard what happened was the (Mountainview) guy that was skating didn’t really see how tight he was, and Simon was out (from his net) a little bit. Simon went down for a little bit, and then he got back up and finished the game. “Simon is a main piece of the team this year. He took a pretty hard hit in the third period and I had a talk with the ref, who it seemed didn’t really see it. We were kind of upset about that, (but) I think that really boosted everyone up. Everyone started fighting through everything, and then we ended up scoring right after that happened.” For the second time in the final period, Potter scored with help from his linemates, Kyler O’Connor and Jake Schwarzenberger. The veteran trio also combined on Schwarzenberger’s first-period goal, as part of a nine-point night.

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Landon Potter scored two third-period goals, including the winner, as Stettler defeated host Mountainview 5-4 on Saturday. Potter finished off a 3-on-2 rush to beat Connor Slipp for the winner. “There was a pass across and it ended up going off one of our player’s skates and it came right to me in the slot,” Potter said. “I just saw an opening over the goaltender’s shoulder, on the blocker side, and I just decided to see what would happen and I took a good shot. “It was awesome. We really shut them down after that. As a team, we all came together.” Adam Ternes and Dylan Houston also scored for Stettler as part of their twopoint games. Scott Ternes added two assists to give that high-powered line six points on the night. Thieleman made 36 saves, three more than Slipp. Tyson Schmidt, Denis Lawrence and

Braeden Anderson had the other Mountainview goals. Ryan Klinck bagged three assists, and Vandenhoven collected two points. Just four points separated the second-place Lightning from the thirdplace Colts in the regular season, during which they were 2-2 in head-to-head play. After facing each other three times in the final three weeks of the regular season, the teams built up a rivalry that spilled into the playoffs. “It’s going pretty well — we won both games,” Lightning defenceman Steven Fletcher said after the weekend action. “It was pretty rough, though. That’s just how (the Colts) play — they’re a big, physical team. We handled it pretty

good, I guess, for how small we are.” The Lightning were missing forwards Derek Muhlbach and Wyat Haustein, “our two biggest guys,” said Fletcher, a Castor native in his second year with the Lightning. Work commitments out of town also kept those players out of the lineup last night, but they’re expected back for this weekend. Game 4 goes Friday night at Didsbury. If necessary, the teams face off Sunday at 5 p.m. in Stettler, with a possible Game 6 slated for next Tuesday night at Didsbury and a seventh game slated for Friday, March 7, in Stettler. The Lightning have positioned themselves to make it a short series. Continued on Page B2


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‘I’m going to miss competitive hockey’ — Potter Continued from Page B1 “The second game was crucial, for sure,” Potter said before Stettler took a 2-0 series lead into Game 3 at home. “Coming home, if we can go up three (games) and really hurt them, that’ll be good.” At the same time, the Lightning had to dig deep to earn their victory Saturday at Didsbury. “It was just a really physical game,” Potter said. “The ref wasn’t really calling much, so we were kind of fighting adversity there. “We’re missing some big guys — Wyat Haustein and Derek (Muhlbach) would have really helped out, with their size. They’re working up north right now, so we’re a little short bodies. We handled it, for sure, but it would definitely be nice to have a few bigger guys.” Stettler gained offence from multiple sources in averaging 4.5 goals per game on the weekend. “Our line was working really hard,” Potter said of Saturday’s effort. “We’re a veteran line, so we knew we had to kind of step up and we ended up pulling through. Lots of credit to my linemates, too, we really played good at the end.” The Lightning are making the most of the franchise’s first playoff action since the 2009-10 season. “We’ve had the team to do it the last couple of years, but this year, we just put our nose to the grindstone and had a really good season, so it helped,” said Potter, who turned 21 last October. As is the case for many of his team-

he said. “I’m going to have the itch to go out and play senior next year. We’ll have to see.” Potter’s sports-minded family from Stettler includes his younger sister, Dani, a sophomore with the Thunderbirds rodeo team at New Mexico Junior College. “She’s doing really good,” her brother reported. “She misses home a lot, but she really like it down there.” Lightning 4 Colts 1 In their Game 1 victory at home, the Lightning received a goal and an assist from Randon Rankin, both on the power play. Houston also scored during a man advantage, while Stettler also got goals from O’Connor — just 11 seconds into the game — and Connor Doucette. Klinck, on the power play, was the lone Mountainview scorer against Thieleman, who made 38 saves.

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Kevin Vandenhoven and the Mountainview Colts face a tough test in the Lightning. mates who juggle hockey with job or school commitments, Potter works full-time with ATCO Electric as a power lineman. “We’ve had nights where we haven’t had everybody, but still, throughout the year, we dealt with it,” he said. “We had a really good season, so obviously it didn’t hinder us too much. “I get lots of support from the people at work. Everyone likes coming out and

watching the hockey games.” Potter is a former football player with the Stettler Wildcats high school team. His girlfriend, Justine, is a sister of Lightning teammate Steven Fletcher. Although the Lightning are showing promise for an extended playoff run, Potter knows his junior B hockey career is on the home stretch. “I’m going to miss competitive hockey,”

Blackfalds leads Three Hills In the other Northern Division semifinal, the top-seeded Blackfalds Wranglers dumped the Three Hills Thrashers 10-3 in the opening game Sunday. Game 2 goes tonight at Three Hills. Jared Guilbault scored three goals and set up another for host Blackfalds, while Robin Carlson added two goals and four assists. Russell Olson tallied twice for Three Hills, which had just defeated the Red Deer Vipers on Saturday in the best-of-three survivor series between the North’s fourth- and fifth-place finishers in the regular season. The Thrashers beat the Vipers 3-1 in Game 3, after opening with an 8-7 win in double overtime and losing 6-4 in Game 2.

JUNIOR B HOCKEY PLAYOFF SUMMARIES Stettler Lightning vs. Mountainview Colts Best-of-seven Northern Division semifinal

Lightning 4 Colts 1 Game 1 Friday at Stettler First Period 1. Stettler, Kyler O’Connor (Schwarzenberger) :11 2. Stettler, Connor Doucette (Kistner) 5:37 Penalties — Doucette St (interference) 9:40, Houston St (hooking) 11:01, Schwarzenberger St (tripping) 14:40. Second Period 3. Stettler, Randon Rankin (S. Ternes, A. Ternes) 4:50 (pp) Penalites — Miluch Mtn (cross-checking) 3:47, Vandenhoven Mtn (roughing), Hammer Mtn (misconduct) 4:59, Lawrence Mtn and Hamel St (double minors for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct) 15:57, Smith Mtn (slashing) 19:55. Third Period 4. Mountainview, Ryan Klinck (Gundlock, Schmidt) 6:59 (pp) 5. Stettler, Dylan Houston (Rankin) 13:36 (pp)



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Penalties — Kistner St (slashing) 6:29, Morrell Mtn (roughing) 6:59, C. Anderson (double minor for highsticking) 10:42, Thompson Mtn, O’Connor St (misconducts) 13:00, Cam Wright St (cross-checking) 16:47, Thieleman St (roughing, served by A. Ternes) 17:03, Dietz St, Edwards Mtn (roughing) 17:46. Shots on goal by: Mountainview .................................... 10 13 16 — 39 Stettler ................................................. 7 11 12 — 30 Goal — Mountainview: Thomas Della Siega (14 minutes, five shots, three saves) and Connor Slipp (46 minutes, 25 shots, 23 saves); Stettler: Simon Thieleman. Referee — Ryan Koehli.

Lightning 5 Colts 4 Game 2 Saturday at Didsbury First Period 1. Stettler, Adam Ternes (Houston, S. Ternes) 7:52 2. Stettler, Jake Schwarzenberger (O’Connor, Potter) 12:51 (pp) Penalties — B. Anderson Mtn (holding) 3:50, Fletcher St (holding) 9:51, Schmidt (slashing) 11:01, Pedersen Mtn (boarding) 14:30, Houston St (high-sticking) 18:45.

Second Period 3. Mountainview, Tyson Schmidt (Vandenhoven, Klinck) 5:47 4. Stettler, Dylan Houston (A. Ternes, S. Ternes) 7:51 5. Mountainview, Denis Lawrence (Edwards, Sutherland) 6:33 6. Mountainview, Braeden Anderson (Klinck) 10:29 Penalites — Anheliger St (slashing) 5:07, Hamel St (hooking) 9:34, Sutherland Mtn (hitting to head, misconduct) 11:01, Smith Mtn (roughing) 14:10. Vandenhoven Mtn (holding) 17:16, Schwarzenberger St (hooking) 17:40. Third Period 7. Stettler, Landon Potter (O’Connor, Schwarzenberger) 4:58 8. Mountainview, Kevin Vandenhoven (Klinck, Morrell) 8:15 (pp) 9. Stettler, Landon Potter (O’Connor, Schwarzenberger) 11:58 Penalties — Hamel St, Hammer Mtn (roughing) 6:32, O’Connor St (roughing) 6:57, Fletcher St (roughing) 8:55. Shots on goal by: Stettler .............................................. 11 17 10 — 38 Mountainview .................................... 8 12 20 — 40 Goal — Stettler: Simon Thieleman; Mountainview: Connor Slipp.

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Stettler has qualified for the peewee A hockey provincials, set for March 20-23 in Red Deer. In the back row (from left) are Austin Jacobson, Daran Tulan, Isaac Lee and Jordan Burkard. In the middle row are Daylan Kuefler, Reese Smith, Rhett Shingoose and Dawson Beier. In the front row are Cole Heck, Wade Smith, Beau Cooper and Ryan Shirley. Missing from the photo are Alex DeYoung, head coach Jason Hegberg, assistant coaches Kyle Shingoose, Mike Kuefler and Neil Heck, and manager Sherri Kuefler

Stettler teams advance to provincials The Stettler Storm are headed back to the provincial peewee A hockey championship. Stettler, also known as the DQ Blizzards, qualified for the March 20-23 tournament at Red Deer with a pair of victories over Wainwright — 13-5 at home Sunday and 7-5 on the road Saturday. The Storm took the twogame, total-goal zone final 20-10. Stettler won the provincial peewee A championship last season, and some of those players are back to

try to defend the title. For six members of the current Storm, it’s their first trip to the provincials. In Sunday’s rout, captain Rhett Shingoose scored five goals for Stettler. Jackson Squires netted a hat trick as part of his five points, and Daylan Kuefler added two goals and two assists. Austin Jacobson scored a penalty-shot goal and picked up two assists. Cole Heck had a goal and an assist. Reese Smith also scored and Beau Cooper had three assists. Wade Smith manned the Stettler net in both games.

On Saturday, Kuefler figured in four of the seven Storm goals, scoring three times and adding an assist. Squires netted two goals and an assist, while Isaac Lee had four assists. Cooper and Daran Tulan scored the other goals for Stettler. MIDGET A The Stettler Legion Blues punched their ticket to the midget A provincials with a 1-0 victory over Sherwood Park last Thursday at the Stettler Recreation Centre. Stettler won the twogame series 4-1 to qualify

for the March 20-23 tournament at Slave Lake. Tanner Steinwand, with assists to Kieran Rost and Chase Cooke, scored the lone goal in the first period, He tipped a point shot and cashed in on the rebound. Jordan McCallum tended goal for Stettler, which had just 12 skaters because of injuries and suspensions. ATOM A Provincial qualifiers from Stettler include the atom A Elks, bound for Devon on March 13-16. For more on the atoms, see Page B3.

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Oil Kings swept from senior playoffs STACEY LAVALLIE Independent reporter

The Big Valley Oil Kings ended their brief post-season run Saturday as they lost 8-5 to the Daysland Northstars, who won the best-of-seven Battle River Hockey League semifinal in four straight games. After losing the first two games 6-1 and 4-1, respectively, the Oil Kings tried to rally last Wednesday in their first game in Daysland, but fell 4-3 in overtime. It was a disappointing loss and series, said Oil Kings coach Ryan Pietrucki. “We had a very good regular season, but the playoffs weren’t so good,” he said. “We got really dusted by injuries. We had about seven guys knocked out of

the lineup, and that really made a big difference.” While some of the injuries were minor, some players are in for a longer recovery, Pietrucki said. “I think having the three weeks off (because of a first-round bye) was a contributing factor. We were sluggish coming out, and Daysland had played the series prior, so they were definitely in better shape than we were.” In their overtime loss last week, the Oil Kingswere shorthanded when the Northstars’ Colin Zimmer connected at 8:43 of the extra period. Devan Shanks, with a shorthanded marker, Alex Hustad and Cory Konecny scored for Big Valley, which had a 3-1 lead early in the second period. Chance Clark made 30 saves in the

Oil Kings’ net. In Saturday’s season-ending game, Big Valley netted three power-play goals — from Hustad, Dustin Moore and Matt Schmermund — but it still wasn’t enough to match the Daysland offence. Along with three assists, Moore had a four-point game. The Oil Kings also got goals from Matt Kinnunen and Brian Pieper. Clark started in net for the Oil Kings, but just shy of nine minutes into the first period, he was replaced by second goalie Colin Stebner. “They’ve had our number all year and they continued to take us down,” Stebner said of the Northstars. “It was unfortunate. But we’ve always had a tough time with them.” Stebner blocked 26 of the 30 shots he

Big Valley gains most honours as senior league awards best STACEY LAVALLIE Independent reporter Although they were swept from the Battle River Hockey League playoffs, the Big Valley Oil Kings made regular-season gains that earned them multiple awards in the senior circuit. The Oil Kings paraded through the regular season with 15 wins and five losses for a dramatic turnaround from last season. Big Valley had finished second only to the Tofield Satellites, whose season ended with a loss to the Hardisty Stampeders last Saturday, the same night that the Daysland Northstars capped their 4-0 sweep of the Oil Kings. Four of the seven league awards found their way to Big Valley this season, a record for a team that up until

two years ago hadn’t won any such recognition from the league. Oil Kings coaches Scott Schell and Ryan Pietrucki brought home the coachof-the-year award, Matt Kinnunen was named the rookie of the year, Devan Shanks was chosen the most gentlemanly player, and Chance Clark and

Colin Stebner earned the top goaltenders’ award. Adam Bartko of the Wainwright Rustlers was chosen the most valuable player, Tofield’s Ryan Olson and Hardisty’s Davin Heintz tied for top scorer, and the Macklin Mohawks’ Jeremy Reinbold secured defenceman-of-the-year honours.

“Until two years ago, we hadn’t ever won awards, and this year we swept four of them,” Clark said. “A lot of that we have to chalk up to the work that Ryan (Pietrucki) and Dustin (Edwards, team general manager) did in recruiting new players.” Clark and Stebner knew they were among the league’s best, but the honour was still a bit of a surprise. “I guess I knew,” Stebner said of the award. “I didn’t really think about it, but (Clark) and I were playing good, and as goalies we pride ourselves in that.” Stebner said he’d rather the Oil Kings had gone further in the playoffs than for him to win an individual award. “It was just an added bonus. I’d rather have extended the season a bit more than win an award, though.”

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Elks earn zone banner en route to provincial atom A championship Submitted by the atom A Stettler Storm Elks The Stettler Storm Elks atom A hockey team has won the right to represent Zone 7 at the provincials in Devon from March 13 to 16. It’s believed the last time an atom team from Stettler Minor Hockey Association attended the provincials was in 1994 — 20 years ago. On Jan. 31, Stettler’s small team of 10 skaters and one goalie, with occasional “call-ups” to Brett Hymers and Zach Bryson, hosted Strathcona for the first game in a two-game series. The Stettler boys won 8-4. The next day, the boys travelled to Strathcona, where the Elks won 8-4. During those two games, all 10 Stettler skaters scored at least one goal. It was a complete team effort, with solid goaltending from Jackson Mulhbach. Two weeks later, and four league games later (of which they won three), the Stettler boys hosted Wainwright in their second series, with a provincial berth on the line. On Feb. 15, the boys came out strong, eager for a win. They controlled the entire game from the first few minutes of play, and earned themselves a 14-0 victory. Shots on goal were 80-12 for Stettler

in a game in which Wainwright didn’t get a single shot on goal in the third period. Shay Anderson led th scoring with five goals and multiple assists, while Marcus Laisnez, Chance Morbeck and Reece Kranzler each had two goals and multiple assists. Brier Devnich, Kaleb Bowers and TJ Howarth each netted a goal. Because of a 10-goal spread, the Elks didn’t have to make the journey to Wainwright the next day for a second game. This small but mighty young team is having a great season. They’re a great group of boys who represent themselves well on and off the ice, showing respect for their teammates, coaches, parents and fans. The head coach of Stettler’s atom A team is Brent Kranzler. The assistant coaches are Chuck Laisnez, Troy Anderson and Len Hoac. The Elks are made up of Brier Devnich, Chance Morbeck, Shay Anderson, Reece Kranzler, Kaleb Bowers, Riley Turre, TJ Howarth, Jackson Muhlbach, Skylar Hymers, Marcus Laisnez and Jacob Cottam. The other member of the team is Billy Praski, who is no longer playing hockey after suffering a concussion/ neck injury in November.

faced, while Clark allowed three goals on seven shots. The Oil Kings trailed by two goals when they put Stebner on the bench in favour of an extra skater with half-a-minute left on the clock. The Northstars added an empty-net goal. Dean Petiot fired three goals for Daysland, which got a 25-save performance from Scott Garnett. Big Valley had dug itself a hole the previous weekend in dropping back-toback games on home ice. “We got a slow start and couldn’t really bounce back from that, but we played better the last two games than in the first,” Stebner said. In the other semifinal, the Hardisty Stampeders beat the Tofield Satellites 6-2 on Saturday to win that series 4-1.

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CLEMENT Garry Ronald Clement was born to Winston and Freda Clement in Stettler, Alberta on December 19th, 1940 and passed away February 16th, 2014 in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 73 years. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 45 years, Barb Clement and 3 daughters: Camille Clement (Brent Owchar), Sheila (Chuck) Scheerschmidt, and Tanya Clement. Garry’s other treasures included grandchildren: Trevor Dahl, Ally Scheerschmidt, Levi Owchar, Kenzie Scheerschmidt, step-grandchildren Ashia and Amber Owchar. Also left to mourn are his mother-in-law Elaine McKay, brother Allan (Betty Jane) Clement, sister Sharon (Eric) Blouin, sister-in-law Darlene (Mike) Bedel, brother-in-law D’Arcy (Lisa) McKay and uncle Ron (Marina) Lloyd. He was predeceased by his mother Freda (Lloyd) Clement, father Winston Clement, brother Roger Clement, sister-in-law Arlene Clement and step granddaughter Krystal Owchar. Garry attended school in Donalda, Alberta till Grade 11 and then transferred to Lindsey Thurber High School in Red Deer, Alberta for his remaining 2 years. He was chosen to travel to England as a Queen Scout and did so very proudly. He then returned to work in the CIBC Bank in Donalda for 2 years before joining his Dad in the Hardware Business in 1962. It was 1968 when he met Barbara; they were united in marriage and began their family; raising three beautiful daughters: Camille, Sheila and Tanya. Barbara and he took over operation of Clement Hardware as a husband-wife team in 1981. They operated the business until 1994 in Donalda and then moved the Home Hardware Franchise to Bashaw, Alberta. Garry and family lived in Donalda for the majority of years before him and Barb moved to Bashaw in 2004 and then to Stettler in October 2013. Garry retired from the Hardware Business in 2005 after 43 years of service. Outside of work, Garry was involved in many outside curricular activities including being Mayor of Donalda for 10 years, various positions including President, Secretary and Treasurer for the Curling Club, Lions Club, Ag. Society, Bashaw Chamber of Commerce and Alberta Future’s Committee. He also served as the curling club’s draw master and icemaker for numerous years and of course participating in the sport himself at every chance. He travelled and competed in many bonspiels throughout Alberta. Garry later went on to enjoy the sport of golfing. He was a member of the Bashaw Golf and Country Club for many years eventually serving as a Director on that committee as well. Although Garry’s number one passion was his family, he could also be seen catching the odd Edmonton Oilers’ and Eskimo games when the opportunity presented. Garry will be commonly remembered for his good nature and compassion for everyone alike. If he could help anyone, he would always give it his best. A celebration of Garry’s life was held on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta. Donations in memory of Garry may be made to Donalda Cemetery Club, Stettler Health Services Foundation- Palliative Care, S.T.A.R.S or to a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at

FYTEN, ROBERT EARL Born January 3, 1938 Died February 22, 2014 Robert ‘Bob’ Fyten of Stettler passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on February 22, 2014 at the age of 76 years. Left to cherish Robert’s memory are his loving wife Fay of 51 years; daughters, Shelly Fyten (Dina) of Kelowna, B.C., Susan Stevens (Darcy) of Erskine, AB, Cindy Badowich (Brent) of Okotoks, AB, and son Ken Fyten (Crystal) of Airdrie, AB and his five grandchildren Connor, Leah, Logan, Cole and Wyatt. He is also survived by brothers Edmund (Vera), Elwood (Elsie), Lewellyn (Eleanor), sister Leola Harde (Ken), brothers Marvin (Ruth) and Adrian (Barb), as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Robert was predeceased by his mother Marie, father Edward and baby son, Andrew. Robert was born at Swalwell, Alberta and was raised on the farm at Strome, AB. He married Fay Schwartzenberger on November 20, 1962. Robert farmed for the next five years in Strome during which Shelly, Susan, Cindy and Andrew were born in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967. In 1967 he trained to become a Corrections Officer and the family moved from the farm to Rosedale, AB where he worked at the Drumheller Institute. In 1969 Robert re-trained to become a Government Meat Inspector in Kingston, Ontario and the family moved to Redcliff, AB where his son Ken was born and they spent the next nine years. In 1978 the family moved to Stettler where he continued working as a meat inspector, from which he retired in 1998 after 30 years. The church was always a large part of Robert’s life and he was a longstanding member of the Knights of Columbus, and was active in the church community. He enjoyed his travels South as a Snow Bird very much for several years, as he had always hated the cold winters in Alberta. He enjoyed trying to improve his golf game every winter and made many new friends in Arizona. Robert enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, gardening, travelling and socializing throughout his life. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren for whom his love was unconditional. Robert was a very patient man who instilled a strong work ethic and his love of the outdoors, love of life, and the beauty of nature in all of his children and grandchildren. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He never lost his great sense of humour, even up to the end. Robert was a good man, and is greatly missed by those he has left behind. A Prayer Vigil was held at the Christ-King Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. with the Mass of Christian Burial being held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Robert, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Alberta Cancer Clinic or to Stettler Health Services Foundation in care of BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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DUNCAN Lloyd Duncan of Big Alberta, passed away suddenly on February 14, 2014 at the age of 81 years. Lloyd was born in Stettler, Alberta on June 2, 1932 to parents Alexander and Sarah Duncan. He was the 7th of 10 children born, 7 boys and 3 girls. Lloyd attended Ozark School in his younger years, he then continued his education at Red Deer Composite High School and Red Deer College. Lloyd returned to the family farm where along with his father they ran a mixed farming operation. Lloyd took over the family operation in 1968 after his father’s passing and proceeded to raise cattle and farm the land he loved for the next 46 years. In June of 1985 Lloyd and Sharon were married this making Lloyd an instant father to Carmen and Cheryl. The family spent the next 28 years working, sharing and celebrating together. In 2006 Lloyd stepped into his favorite of all roles….Papa. Lloyd was a long-time member of the Big Valley Elks to which he held all offices as well as the district deputy. Lloyd was especially proud of his involvement in the degree team that travelled many miles performing initiations. Lloyd was recently presented his 60 year pin from Exalted Ruler Dustin Houston. Lloyd was proud to be an active member of the community. He was a member of the hall board, curling club, Legion, Masons, Big Valley Ag Society & Golf course as well as Big Valley Feeders Association. At the time of his passing, Lloyd was president of the W.A.R.M.A Association. Lloyd loved spending time with family, friends and neighbors. He enjoyed playing ball, curling, golfing, vacationing and a Sunday afternoon at a casino. Lloyd’s family and farm were his proudest accomplishments. Lloyd is survived by his loving family: Wife Sharon, as well as Carmen and Bob Emmarsyn, Elyzabeth Briggs, Cheryl and Brent Bartley, Dustin Houston, Chuck and Colleen Houston, Danny Houston and Erin Mailer, Nicole Houston, Dylan Houston Doug, Raj, Zachary and Brady Duncan,Tim Duncan; brother, Albert and Peggy Duncan; sister, Rose Magee; brother-in-law Bob Owen, sister in law Irene Duncan As well as numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of wonderful friends and neighbors. A funeral service to celebrate Lloyd’s life was held at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall on Friday, February 21, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Carolyn Langford of St. George’s Anglican Church officiating. The interment took place at the Big Valley Cemetery earlier that morning. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Lloyd, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Valley Fire Department, The Big Valley Jubilee Hall or to STARS in care of BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CEMATION SERVICES P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

JOHNSTON Allan Robert Johnston of Big Valley, Alberta, died February 16th at the age of 85 years. He was born and raised in Big Valley, completing all of his schooling there except for an extra high school year he did in Stettler for Latin and French. Allan took a one year Jr. E. & I. Teacher-training course in Calgary. His first position was teaching grades 1-9 in Scollard’s one room school. Next, Allan taught grade 5 in Big Valley and he went on to complete a university degree (B.Ed in Industrial Arts). Subsequently, Allan accepted the ‘Shop Teacher’ position at the brand new Waverly School in Stettler (1955) teaching County students from Waverly, Erskine, Botha, and Gadsby as well as commuting once a week to Donalda and Big Valley schools to provide ‘shop’ there. He continued to teach ‘shop’ after the county and town amalgamated the industrial arts programs. Allan ended his teaching career in 1985 teaching elementary grades in Big Valley. Allan married Florence Brockel in 1956 and they had four children: Elaine, David, Daryl and Dale. They lived in Stettler until 1973, when they built a house on their farmland 2 1/2 miles from Big Valley. Allan was conversant on almost any topic and he was skilled in many areas. He was a hobby farmer, taught Driver’s Education and Defensive driving for several years, earned his ‘Ham’ (amateur radio) license in 1963 (on the Amateur Radio league of Alberta executive for many year, active member of Amateur Radio Emergency Services and ran a weekly ‘Wee Net’), took up flying at the age of fifty-two (was awarded a life membership in the Stettler Flying Club) and had a keen interest in antique vehicles (member of antique car clubs in central Alberta). Allan has been involved with various organizations and groups over the years. In his teens, he was a star pitcher for the Big Valley baseball team. He was a Master of Big Valley Orange Lodge #3237 for one session and Master of the Big Valley Masonic Lodge for two sessions. In addition, he was Chairman of the Big Valley United Church Board for many years. Allan was passionate about preserving the heritage of Big Valley. He, along with his wife, Florence, was among the founding members of a group named “The Big Valley Museum” which evolved into the “Big Valley Historical Society”’. He was president of this organization until his death. Allan designed trade dollars as fund raisers for Big Valley’s Homecoming events. The village used one of his trade dollar designs as their logo. Allan’s efforts to preserve, restore and display artifacts and buildings in Big Valley and to record the history of the early settlers has been recognized by his community. He received various awards over the years for his work. He was awarded the County of Stettler Barb Morley Memorial award in 1993 for cultural arts. Most recently, he was presented with the Governor General’s ‘Caring Canadian Award ‘by Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell for his tireless contributions to his community. Allan is survived by his wife; Florence; children, Elaine (Robert) MacMillan of Camrose, David (Debra) Johnston of Big Valley, Daryl (Kathy) Johnston of Calgary and Dale (Rebecca) Johnston of Big Valley as well as ten grandchildren: (Elaine) Meghan, Ian, Callum, Morag; (David) Colby, Blake; (Daryl) Cheryl, Richard; (Dale) Fiona, Anthony; and two nieces, Marlene (George) Pieper of Didsbury and Sharon (Pat) Ariss of Pt. Coquitilan, BC. Allan was predeceased by his parents, Ed (1978) and Molly (1965) Johnston and his siblings: Minnie (1977), Alex (1979), Jimmy (1919), Victor (1924) and Jean (1929). The memorial celebration of Allan’s life will take place at Big Valley Jubilee Hall, Saturday, March 1st at 2:30 p.m. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Big Valley Historical Society or to a charity of your choice in care of BRENNEN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO, who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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BRECKENRIDGE Ross Lee Ross was born on October 12, 1946 in Stettler, Alberta and passed away suddenly on February 18, 2014 at his home in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 67. Ross was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Helma, brother Alan and sister Carol. He is survived by his brother Stan and sister Virginia (Mitch), ex-wife Patricia McNaughton, step-children Chris (Jennifer) and Cassandra (Bill), step grandchildren: Harleigh, Darian and Indigo, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. A celebration of Ross’ life will be held in Stettler, Alberta on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the Whiskey Nights Tavern from Noon to 5 P.M. There will be an additional celebration of Ross’ life held at his sister Virginia’s residence: 6217-36A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. All are welcome to come and celebrate Ross’ life. Donations gratefully accepted in memory to Stettler Victim Services or Heartland Youth Centre c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422. To send or view a condolence to Ross’ family, please visit Ross will be deeply and sadly missed and never forgotten.

McLELLAN David Joel McLellan of Stettler, Alberta passed away in the Stettler Health Care Centre February 17, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 64 after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. Dave was born April 2, 1949 in the Stettler Hospital to parents Keith and Ruth McLellan. Dave was raised on the family farm in Donalda along with siblings Gordon and Donna. Dave married Brenda Brown June 23, 1973 and together they raised two children, Scott and Shawna. Dave spent most of his career at Superior Garage and Stettler Dodge & RV as a mechanic and then the service manager. Dave and Brenda enjoyed many years with their friends at the Ponoka Stampede and camping. He loved his horses, hunting and spending quality time with his grandchildren. He was called Mr. Fix-It as he could take on being a carpenter, electrician, plumber or a true jack of all trades. He was always very excited when he was asked to get on his horse and help with cattle. Predeceased by his parents Ruth and Keith and father-in-law Allen Brown; Dave is survived by his loving wife Brenda; son Scott (Crystal); daughter Shawna (Trevor) Speakman; grandchildren Carsen and Gunnar, Sadie and Tanner; sister Donna (Ed) Leicht; brother Gordie McLellan (Edith Plante); brother in law Ron (Gloria) Brown; mother in law Bernice Brown; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and a host of many friends. A dress casual gathering celebrating Dave’s life will be held from 1 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, March 1, 2014 in the Stettler Community Hall with tributes and special music to take place at 2 PM led by Pastor Don Wudel. If so desired friends and family may make memorial contributions to the Erskine Cemetery Club, Stettler Health Services Foundation or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through visiting the funeral home website at STETTLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-742-3422

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ATTFIELD Gordon Charles Gordon Charles Attfield of Bashaw, formerly of Vermilion passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the age of 78 years. Left to cherish his memory are his sisters Gladys (John) Steingard of Edmonton, Isabelle (Albert ) Hornady of Abbotsford, B.C., Evelyn Layden of Stettler, Irene (Ove) Persson of Donalda, Shirley (Reg) Thompson of Edmonton; brother Wilfred Attfield of Two Hills; step-children Keith (Ingrid) Saffran of Airdrie, Gale (Barb) Saffran of Ponoka, Debbie Heisler of Suffield and their families; two Aunts Ethel Attfield and Dorothy Hillaby; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends. Gordon was predeceased by his parents ; his two wives Theresa Prante in 1979 and Marrie Saffran in 2006, an infant niece and an infant nephew; brother-in-law James Layden and brother Stanley Attfield. A funeral service was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bashaw Community Hall with Lorne Moore and Michael Moulson officiating. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m at the Vermilion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to St. Mary’s Hospital Palliative Care, or a local charity of your choice. To send condolences, please visit BURGAR FUNERAL HOME Camrose & Daysland in care of arrangements. 780-672-2121.

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Upcoming Events SQUIRES Colleen Squires of Stettler passed away on February 13, 2014 at the age of 35 years. Colleen is survived by her parents Errol and Myrna Squires; brother Colby (Toni) Squires and their children Jesse and Jackson; Grandmother Henrietta Thomas; as well as other relatives and many dear friends. Funeral Services for the late Colleen Squires will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Heartland Chapel of the Stettler Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Colleen’s life to the Animal Haven Rescue c/o Stettler Funeral Home. STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-742-3422.

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Thank you to the community for your words of sympathy, cards, visits, memoriams and support throughout this hard time.

Gloria Streit

March 5th-9th, For more info contact JD 403-884-2250

will be held on Sunday, March 16 at the Stettler Rec Centre (upstairs), with a potluck dinner at 12 noon, and the meeting to follow. The club will supply the meat, and anyone attending is asked to bring vegetables, salad, or dessert.

Main Street, Stettler

To Sylvia and staff at Brennan Funeral Home who helped us through this difficult time and with the preparation of a beautiful service, we thank you.

How did I get so lucky to have such an amazing family? Thank you is such an understatement for all the caring, support and love shown to me since my accident. Renee, Sonya, Tammy, Kyle and families... you guys are my Rock! Than there is my Mom, all my siblings and their families. Not just with their visits, phone calls, texts, but their unbelievable support and help. How lucky I am, thank you doesn’t seem enough to my wonderful cousins as well, I am so appreciative. To my co-workers with their multitude of texts, phone calls, visits, gifts, food and offers to help. All of this has meant so much to me. I miss you guys. Nieghbours, friends, our church families and other organizations. With wonderful cards, meals and other help. Your generosity has been amazing. I am very fortunate, thank you. The Quilters Guild for such a beautiful quilt! Thank you so much ladies for all the hours spent making this, very blessed. Throughout this ordeal the outpouring of support and kindness has made me stronger. I am so grateful and feel so very blessed knowing there are truly so many angels among us.



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Special thanks to the Doctors and staff at both the Stettler Hospital and the Red Deer Regional hospital who gave attention and care to Frank during his stay.

Sincerely, The Yakelashek Family



Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Stettler Elementary School Drama Room For Further Information Call: 403-742-2235 Parents must present their child’s birth certificate at the time of registration, but school fees are not collected until the fall.

Stettler Minor Sports

Ron Rouse Feb. 11, 1934 - Feb. 18, 2011 The sun has set The day has passed But the memories live on Always in our hearts Forever on our minds We miss you, Ron Love Charlotte, Brad, Shelley, Zarina, Gavin & Jacob

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SPRING REGISTRATION for the 2014 season Registration Dates: Feb. 27 and March 3 From 5 to 8 p.m. At the Rec Centre Ages 3-18 Contacts: Ball - Loretta Lavallee ~ 403-742-2279 Soccer - Shelley Davis-Hall ~ 403-323-1124

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

SYLVAN Lake. Opening for pilot car drivers. Only exp’d need apply. Safety bonus program, top wages and beneÀts. Email resume tom@roncooilÀ or fax. 403-887-4892


The person who will be most effective in this position is someone who: – Strong customer focus – Excellent verbal and written communications skills – Strong Computer Skills

$11.00 Per Hour Wage based on experience/availability

Please send resume to

Phone 403-742-1755

BURMAC MECHANICAL requires a F/T Plumbers Helper No experience required, will train. BeneÀts. Fax resume to 403-742-1609 or apply in person to 6118 50 Ave, Stettler

is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to join our growing Stettler office as a Part Time Receptionist.

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Clarke Insurance Service Inc.

Food Counter Attendant

LANDSCAPING SALES & Service opportunities! Up to $400 cash daily! Full-time & part-time outdoors. Spring/summer work. Seeking honest, hardworking staff;

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

Requirements – Related Post-Secondary education would be an sset – Excellent verbal and written communication skills – Must be confident and reliable, motivated and goal oriented



Stettler Sales & Rentals is seeking

F/T Mechanic to service small and medium size equipment. Experience necessary. Email resume to: or fax to: 403-742-8777

Strong computer skills and clean Class 5 req. Equal opportunity employer. Competitive wage & beneÀts PETROFIELD Industries, package. Email resume: the Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepting resumes for the following positions: * General Labourers JUNIOR SERVICE * Industrial Painters TECHNICIAN required. * Sandblasters Must have some * Material Handler experience with service and repair of furnaces/air * Automotive Electrical conditioners and would like Technician * Journeyman Welder / to expand on his/her Apprentice knowledge base. We provide training and work * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience experience in a supportive environment. Must have Visit our website at: strong people skills and mechanical aptitude. for more details. Our FAX: 403-309-8032 or Company has an e-mail: brad@ enthusiastic fast paced working environment, with advancement possibilities for the motivated person, MAINTENANCE PERSON and offers an excellent Large swine facility beneÀt package. fax requires maintenance 403-742-5544 person. Someone capable e-mail: hr@petroÀ of plumbing, welding, minor electrical & groundskeeping will be given consideration. Exp. in all areas is not necessary, but a general pride of the overall appearance & operation of the facility is mandatory. Excellent wage & beneÀt plan to the successful candidate. Fax resume with references to 1-855-499-3953 or email Trades

Looking for apprentice or journeyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop. Fax resume to:403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911

Thank you in advance for applying, only those who are granted an interview will be contacted.





Underground Line Locator Required for Stettler and Surrounding Area.

Experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Must be reliable and safety conscious. Must have a clean driving abstract. Computer knowledge. Submit to a criminal check. Send resume with references to


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We are currently seeking applications for full time positions of:




METALEX Metal Buildings, a service and quality oriented company based in Stettler, Alberta is looking for an experienced junior drafting/ design person to work as part of our design/drafting team in Stettler. As a candidate, you will possess the following:

3rd & 4th Year Apprentice


- Basic fundamentals of AutoCad, MS Word and Excel, - Knowledge and/or experience (1 year minimum) with metal building design or industrial architectural basics, - Familiarity with design code, including, but not limited to Canada and Alberta Building Codes, - Familiarity with structures for small to medium-sized oilfield production equipment and layout/ design/specifications - Basic familiarity with understanding structural steel drawings - Familiarity with the assembly of material lists and/or fabrication and erection procedures, - Familiarity with fabrication and manufacturing environments, including basic safety practices, - Strong ability to communicate in English and/or Spanish, - Ability to work alone, as well as a strong team-player approach to problem solving, - Reside in, or willingness to relocate to Stettler, Alberta, - Ability to meet tight deadlines, working overtime when required, - The desire to work in a family-oriented, friendly, small office environment, - Innate attention to detail and precision, - Formal certifications not required, proof of ability and references are.

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

Tasks included: - Familiarity with, and preparation of, IFA, IFC and As-Built drawings, - Tracking of drawing revisions and status - Provision of markups on short notice - Storage and record-keeping of drawings and material lists, - Use, development of, and maintenance of templates, manuals and building guides, - Work closely with Project Management to define solutions, - Report directly to the Drafting Supervisor and General Manager, - Cross-training to other office disciplines may be provided for select candidate(s), - Use of Excel and Word to compliment customer requested information.

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

Your working conditions would entail normal office hours, with some overtime as required, weekends off. Informal dress code applies. More than competitive wage, living in a robust, friendly, low-cost-of-living rural town located 45 minutes from Red Deer, 2 hours to Edmonton or Calgary. Selected candidates may qualify for relocation assistance.

3rd & 4th Year Apprentice • Company Truck • Full Benefits • Bonuses • Paid Tuition/Books

Email resume to For more information call: 403-740-4071

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is currently accepting resumes

Experienced Structural Welder *Strong Work Ethic

METALEX prides itself on long-term employment and customer-relations, caring for its employees and customers, providing opportunities for advancement and recognizing efforts through our reward-for-performance philosophy. Full benefits and competitive wages starting at $25.00/hr.

- Pressure Vessel WeldersWelders - Structural Welders - Apprentice - Apprentice Welders - Sub Arc Operators - Labourers - Labourers - Pipefi tters Tuber Allied Fabrication offers competitive wages,- aInstrumentation health & wellness program, access

More information on METALEX, our products and values can be found at Business address: 4204 - 46th Avenue, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Terms of employment: Permanent position Benefits: Health, insurance, dental and EAP benefits Educational requirements: 2 - 3 years post-secondary education in a related science

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Please submit your detailed résumé via email or fax, including references to: Don Parsons – HR Manager or Fax 403-742-1308

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“Priceless Unbelievable View”. 3 bdrm, 2 bath home all located on a private & scenic ¼ section with a breathtaking view of the river valley. 36’ x 48’ barn, 16’ x 40’ shop, dbl detached garage, various outbuildings. #CA0016473. $775,000.

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EQUESTRIAN opportunity! Large indoor heated riding arena and horse barn. 40x60 quonset. 103 acres on the edge of town. Lease revenue. Ideal as a large acreage or horse business. Don’t wait! #CA0025826. $825,000.

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FIRST TIME BUYER? Don’t overlook this great starter home. Nice location, 3 bdrms and a double detached garage. Worth a look! $169,900.

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This 2067 sq. ft. 1.5 story home is just a few blocks from downtown, schools & Stettler Rec Center all with a pieshaped lot that is fenced & landscaped. $329,000. Call Garry.


This 3 bdrm home would be a great starter home to build equity in. Large fenced yard and is. Priced to sell at $80,900. Call Atie.


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Invest in your community by becoming a substitute school bus driver. This position would work well for: farmers, parents, recent retirees and community members who enjoy working with children, are reliable and would like to earn extra income. This opportunity offers flexibility, extra income and lots of free time during the day. We offer a comprehensive training program which includes classroom and practical driving support necessary to drive a school bus. You will also learn the skills required to safely and confidently transport children. Training starts March 3, 4 & 5, 2014 in Stettler, AB. Please contact us by February 28 by noon. For more information or to register please contact: Maryann Wingie, Director of Transportation Clearview School Division No. 71 P.O. Box 1720 2nd Floor, 5031 - 50 Street Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Telephone (403) 742-3331 Facsimile: 403-742-1388

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GRADER OPERATOR(s): The County of Stettler is seeking a Grader Operator(s) to be responsible for the maintenance of municipal gravel roads in their designated division. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required: • Class 3 license with Q Endorsement • Previous experience as a Grader Operator with skills in summer grading and winter plowing of gravel roads • Effective communications skills in dealing with the general public • Mechanically inclined and demonstrate responsibility to maintain their grader (eg. fuel, changing blades, greasing) For the above noted position please submit resume, along with current 5-year driver’s abstract. Candidates selected will provide a criminal record check prior to commencement of work. Please respond in conďŹ dence to: Dennis Nelson, Director of Public Works County of Stettler No. 6 P.O. Box 1270 STETTLER, Alberta T0C 2L0

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One block East of Scotia Bank

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CAGE ELECTRIC LTD. Electrical Contractor Owner: Lou MacDougall Master Electrician


4912 - 51 Street Stettler, AB Open Mon. - Sat.

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Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

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Please apply in conďŹ dence to this ad by replying via e-mail (attach your resume) to, or by fax to 403-742-3230.

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The Town of Stettler is accepting sealed tenders marked “2014 Gravel Tender� addressed to: The Town of Stettler, 5031 - 50 Street, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 before 2:00 p.m., March 12, 2014.

We offer: • Training • Great working environment • Opportunity for advancement • BeneďŹ ts package • Competitive pay plan Appreciation to all who apply; only those candidates requiring an interview will be contacted.

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UP TO $400 cash daily full-time & part-time outdoors. Spring/summer work. Seeking honest, hardworking staff;



8TH ANNUAL RED DEER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SPEED SHOW, March 14 - 16/14, Red Deer Westerner Park. Exhibitor space available. Consign your car. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102;

GUN & SPORTSMAN AUCTION. March 1, 10 a.m. Buy & Sell Firearms, ammo, parts, accessories, militaria, #1500 - #1990 & more! Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, CLASSIFIEDS Sell it Best! To Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666; place your ad phone 223-3311

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MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting and sporting equipment. To consign call 780-440-1860.

Building Supplies


FOR SALE - To be Moved. Various sizes and styles of buildings available. For further information call 1-866-451-6395 / 1-403-279-6395 or visit www.

880 County of Stettler No. 6 Agricultural Service Board Seasonal Staff

The County of Stettler Agricultural Service Board has an opportunity for seasonal positions starting April 28, 2014. Duties will include: • Operating a spray truck. • Spraying of roadsides and some private land. • Working with the Weed Control Act. • Weed inspection and weed control on Red Deer River • Operate and maintain a variety of chemical application equipment. • Courteous and effective communication with landowners. • Identify and control prohibited noxious and noxious weeds. • Reclamation work. • Education and awareness workshops for ratepayers. • Other duties as assigned. Preferred skills and experience: • Agricultural and Industrial Pesticide Applicator’s License (or willingness to obtain) would be an asset • Valid Class 5 Drivers License. • Good computer skills along with knowledge of GPS. • Ability to work well with others along with strong written and verbal skills. • Strong organizational abilities. • Ability to identify and control prohibited and noxious weeds. • Experience in operating equipment would be considered an asset. We are willing to train the right candidate. Resumes will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Send resumes to: Quinton Beaumont Director of Agricultural Services County of Stettler No. 6 Box 1270, 6602 – 44 Ave. Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 Phone: (403) 742-4441 Fax: (403) 742-1277 Email:

Building Supplies


METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254 STEEL BUILDING SALE. “The Big Year End Clear Out!� 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206;




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 Custom Work

ATTENTION FARMERS Custom Rototilling 403-704-2299 Call until 11 p.m.

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

Blaze King Stoves


Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311 CALL NOW TO FIND OUT MORE


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

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BULLS Heifer Bulls Cow Bulls



WANTED: Hay land to put up on shares. 403-742-4337

Horse/Stock Trailers


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

Floor Covering Installers and Tilesetters needed

Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of work experience or have a valid trade certiďŹ cation.


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


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

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390 Acreages/Farms ..............3255 Houses/Duplexes ............3260 Suites ..............................3270 Rooms..............................3280 Manufactured Homes ......3290 Housesitting Wanted ........3300 Garage Space..................3310 Storage Space ................3320 Stores/Commercial ..........3330 Office Space ....................3340 Industrial ..........................3350 Warehouse Space............3360 Resorts & Cottages..........3370 Pasture/Land....................3380 Mobile Lot ........................3390

Houses/ Duplexes


FOR RENT three bedroom home on acreage near Stettler. For more information, phone 403-742-6210. Please leave message.

3030 3060


Basic Comp skill required, Scan Items, Collect Payments, Reconcile Total Sales,


is seeking a

One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005

Program Co-ordinator

Apply in person/mail or email: Or Fax : (403)742 5516

(20 hours/week) Working under the direction of the Library Manager, the co-ordinator assesses and develops programming for adults and children at the Library. Deadline February 24, 2014. Please visit the Library’s website at or contact us at 403.742.2292 or for further details.

Storage Space


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

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

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

Houses For Sale

3 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN BASHAW, $700/month. Avail. now. Mature, no pets. Avail. March. 780-372-3949

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Public Works Grader/ Equipment Operator The Town of Stettler is accepting applications to fill a full time equipment operator position in the Public Works Department. Applicants must have a valid Class III Driver’s License with air endorsement, or willing to obtain. Preference will be given to applicants that have a minimum of 5 continuous years’ experience operating a grader. Municipal experience grading lanes or roads would be an asset. Applicants must be able to determine and maintain minimal grades in lanes. Other duties would include snow removal, road oiling, and some finish grade work when required. Although this position will be primarily grader operation, other duties will be required during inclement weather or slow periods of snow fall. In addition to a strong work ethic and positive attitude, the ideal candidate will be safety conscious. You will also take part and contribute to our safety program. The Town of Stettler offers competitive wages and has a comprehensive benefit package. Please submit references along with driver’s license abstract to Ivan Wilford, Transportation Foreman, 5031 - 50 Street, Box 280, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 or fax (403-742-1404), or you can email to ( The position will be open until a successful applicant is found. The Town of Stettler thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted.  ==       



DUPLEX large single att. garage, 1.5 lots, walkout, infloor heat, air cond., 2 large decks, fully dev. up/down & landscaped, high eff. furnace & water heater. $329,900 No GST. 403-396-3203

Condos/ Townhouses


EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.



Horse Riding Facility & home on 24 acres, located on Blindman Valley, 15 mins. to Red Deer 4 bdrm., (2) full & (2) 1/2 baths. Arena is 60x250, 5 paddocks, 2 large pastures, pipe fencing. $1,290,000. Dave 403-304-9770

Farms/ Land

2 BEDROOM BASEMENT SUITE utilities included, N/S, N/Pets, adults only, Phone 403-742-2409.

Box 280 (5031 - 50 St.) Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

OFFICE SPACE for Rent in established financial bldg. 1 block off main street Stettler. Lots of parking, affordable rent. 403-742-1199

For Rent #3000 - #3200

ALIX, AB 2 bdrm. 2 bath condo, 1100 sq. ft., private entrance, 5 appls, balcony, $1050 + utils. 403-341-9974

Suggestive year, Handle Handle 90lbs 20 lbs. SuggestiveSelling, Selling,Stock StockShelves, Shelves,Exp. Exp.min. min.77months months to to 11year,


10X12’ With 5x7 doors. For quads, snowmobiles, furniture, etc. Phone: (403)742-9729 DYMY Oilfield Services

Condos/ Townhouses

1470812 ALBERTA LTD o/a FAS GAS 50th AVE, Suite 6002, Stettler, AB T0C2L2 2 Service Attendants (Gas Station cum Convenience Store) $13.00/hr 40hrs/wk, Perm. F/T, Shift work (Willing to work in all Shifts) Refuel Automotive, Sell Fuel/Automotive /Convenience Store products



ORDER NOW For Pick Up on April 19, 25 or 26. 19 weeks old Isa Brown laying hens. Linden, AB 403-546-3130

Shop Stettler & Save!

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in the county of Stettler, prefer to do shares, but will do cash rent. Please call 403-740-9589 leave message


Starting wages: $28.85/hr - Floor Covering Installers $24.75/hr - Tilesetters 40-50 hours per week

10 pkgs. of 500 sheets


P & R ZOLLER (403) 742-0336

for Jensen Contract Flooring, Big Valley, AB


LACOMBE COUNTRY FEED STORE, Come see us at: 4836 45A St. Lacombe, Ab Pet Food, Horse, Poultry ALL THE FEED YOUR ANIMALS NEED! 403-782-3333

Performance & EPD data available A.I. Sires



HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup� Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252.




Call 403-323-0744

Office Supplies


Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Grain, Feed Hay



land, 12 mi. E. of Ponoka, 1 mi. off pavement, good surface lease revenue. Inquire with your name and address to: Box 1079, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Ab T4R 1M9

Manufactured Homes


PREOWNED 1856 SQ FT Modular Office for sale. 4 offices, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, reception and ample storage space. $120,000. Must be moved. Phone 1-877-504-5005; SHOP AND COMPARE! Then let United Homes Canada get you the best value on a new TripleM home! Starting at only $92,500. Delivery conditions apply. 142 East Lake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800-461-7632; www.

Mortgages Bought/Sold


BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage.

A&B is a committed employer to the communities where we operate  !!                


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Scope of Job

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Financial #4400 - #4430 Investments ......................4410 Money Wanted ................4420 Money to Loan ................4430

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GET BACK on track! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need money? We lend! If you own your Transportation own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. #5000-5300 Member BBB. Automotive Services ........5010 1-877-987-1420; 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

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

Tires, Parts Acces.

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

NW 29-35-20 W4, containing 155.98 acres more or less; (hereinafter called the “Lands”). The sale of the Lands is subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter mentioned: 1. Vendor makes no warranties or representations about the property’s size/measurement, condition or environmental status. 2. Purchaser to be responsible for all costs associated with registration. Tender price shall be excluding G.S.T. 3. Tenders will be received by the lawyer noted below up to but not after 12:00 o’clock noon on March 14th, 2014. Tenders should be forwarded to Landman Reule Law Office in a sealed envelope marked “Authenac Tenders”. A certified cheque equal to 10% of the purchase price must accompany the tender. 4. The balance of the purchase price to be paid by solicitor’s trust cheque or certified funds on or before April 11th, 2014 (“Possession Date”). 5. Property taxes to be adjusted as of Possession Date. 6. Any surface leases will be assigned to the purchaser and adjusted as at Possession Date, including existing surface lease with current annual rental of $4,995.00. 7. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE Lori R. Reule Barrister & Solicitor 4819 - 51 Street, Box 1630 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-742-4271; 403-742-1887 403-742-3214; 403-742-2966 or 403-742-4271

AL-ANON 403-742-0990

ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP 403-742-4263; 403-742-8122 or 403-742-4091


Public Notice #6000

NOTICE To Creditors And Claimants

Rose Authenac, Administratrix for Robert Allen Authenac, hereby offers for sale by tender the following briefly described property subject to the reservations, exceptions and encumbrances contained in the existing certificate of title:

Community Support Services

WRECKING AUTO-TRUCKS. Parts to Àt over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. Trucks up to 3 tons. North-East Recyclers 780-875-0270 (Lloydminster).





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Public Notices


TELL it all! Tell it well! Make Special Features ..............6050 your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include Public prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly Notices ad taker.

Public Notices

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

BRIGANTIA PLACE (formerly Camrose Women’s Shelter)


CELIAC (Gluten Intolerance) Brenda 403-742-3067

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

Estate of



October 21, 2013

403-742-2337 (parents who have lost a child[ren])

If you have a claim against this estate, you must Àle your claim by

April 7, 2014

and provide details your claim with




LANDMAN REULE LAW OFFICE Barrister & Solicitor at Box 1630 4819 - 51 Street Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0


If you do not Àle by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

(STABIS) For more information phone 403-742-6456

DO YOU WANT YOUR AD TO BE READ BY 100,000 Potential Buyers???



CALL 1-877-223-3311

Hot Line 403-342-1444


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




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Public Notices


County of of Stettler Stettler No. County No. 6 6

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


Take notice that the Council of the County of Stettler No. 6 will hold a Public Hearing to hear representation concerning the proposed Bylaw: BYLAW 1518-14, providing for the rezoning of Lots 1-8 Block 2 Plan 6137HW; Lot 1 Block 3 Plan 6137HW; Lot A Block 2 Plan 2275KS; Lot R Block 3 Plan 2275KS; Lot 12 Block 2 Plan 0929529; Lots 1-5 Block 1 Plan 2275KS, Lot 6A Block 1 Plan 9222135; and Lots 10-18 Block 1 Plan 6137HW from the Country Residence (CR) District to the Country Residence – Small Lot (CR-SL) District. Location: Anderson Subdivision within the SE 31-38-19W4M. The rezoning of the subject parcels will provide for site development standards that are more appropriate for the typical lot size in the Anderson Subdivision. The public may inspect a copy of the amending bylaws at the County Administration Building during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 1:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. Receipt of written submissions in support or opposing this bylaw must be submitted to the Planning and Development Officer, County of Stettler, Box 1270, Stettler, AB. T0C 2L0 by 4:30 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Dated: Friday, February 21, 2014.

(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Grace – 403-742-0681 Vivian – 403-742-3935

VICTIM SERVICE 403-741-7841 CONFUSED? GETTING THE RUN AROUND? CONTACT YOUR INFORMATION AND REFERRAL CENTRE Residents of Stettler and the surrounding area now have access to this free and confidential service. It provides information and referral on social agencies, government services, clubs and organizations, to best suit the caller’s need.

Just Dial - 403-742-1155


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

Public Notices


1508259 ALBERTA LTD. WATER ACT NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is given that 1508259 Alberta Ltd. has filed the following applications under the provision of the Water Act at NE 08-041-20-W4 (Buffalo Lake) for

Jacinta Donovan Planning and Development Officer

Box 280 (5031 - 50 St.) Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

1. a licence to divert groundwater up to a maximum of 29835.0 cubic metres annually from two wells for the purpose of Municipal (Subdivision). The production interval of the water wells is from 33.5 metres to 42.6 metres. Please quote file number 00345423.


2. an approval to construct, operate and maintain a storm water management system that will drain to Buffalo Lake. Please quote file number 00319225.

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

Any person who is directly affected by the applications may submit a statement of concern to


Environment and Sustainable Resources Development Regulatory Approvals Centre Main Floor 9820 - 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T4K 2J6 Telephone: 780-427-6311 Fax: 780-422-0154


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

2767-2014 Lot 21, Block 3, Plan 5166TR 6021 Spruce Crescent Tyler Duncan

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

2768-2014 Lot 1, Plan 8220910 6602 - 44 Avenue County of Stettler No. 6

New Front Driveway

Temporary Office Trailer

within 30 days of this notice. Further information regarding these applications may be obtained from: Ward Yurystowski, P. Eng. Allnorth Consultants Limited Phone 403-887-7379 Fax 403-887-7399

You may appeal this decision by serving written notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Stettler Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, P.O. Box 280, Stettler, Alberta prior to 4:30 p.m. March 12, 2014. For further information, please phone 403-742-8305.

Statements filed regarding these applications are public records which are accessible by the public. Statements should explain why the filer is directly affected and provide the full printed name, phone number and/or email address, postal address and legal land location of the filer.

Leann Graham Planning & Development Services

Failure to file statements of concerns may affect the right to file a notice of appeal with the Environmental Appeals Board.


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The CARA curling gold-medallists from Erskine School are (from left) Drew Bignell, Jesse Squires, Jaiden Stotz and Gracie Morbeck.

Erskine edges host Coronation to dig gold medal CHASE ROSLAND School reporter The CARA curling championships for Clearview junior high students were staged last Thursday in Coronation. Erskine’s Drew Bignell defeated Taylor Eno of host Coronation 4-3 in the final. The gold-medal game was described as intense. The score was 3-2 for Coronation with one end left and Coronation with last-rock advantage. Erskine prevailed with the school’s first CARA curling crown since 2007. Sixteen teams participated in this daylong event. The teams, listed by skip, from schools in the district were: — Rachel Morbeck, Erskine — Drew Bignell, Erskine — Delaina Devnich, Erskine — Luke Skocdopole, Big Valley — Jessie Jack, Byemoor — Shianne Klatt, Donalda — Gerri-Ann Georget, Christ-King — Grayson Loshny, SMS — Avery Marko, SMS — Tyler Craigie, Brownfield — Quinton Golby, Brownfield — Hawkins rink, Gus Wetter (Castor) — Carlie Dunkle, Gus Wetter — Koryn Duncan, Coronation — Kyla Duncan, Coronation — Taylor Eno, Coronation The annual event is usually hosted in the town of the winners of the bonspiel from the previous year. It has been held in Coronation in recent years, but that changes next year as Bignell’s Erskine team claimed the title this season. Each team was guaranteed three games before the playoffs. This year’s playoffs saw Erskine’s Bignell team against Quinton Golby’s team from Brownfield in one semifinal, while Coronation teams skipped by Eno and Koryn Duncan met each other in the other semi. Bignell was able to prevail 5-4 against Brownfield, despite being tied coming home and without last-rock advantage. All spectators were on the edge of their seats as Golby’s final rock just slipped to the back of the four-foot circle, while an Erskine rock was biting the button. The Duncan and Eno semifinal was just as close. Duncan sidelined Golby in the bronze-medal match. The gold-medallists from Erskine had previously defeated Big Valley’s Skocdopole team 10-0, Gus Wetter’s Dunkle team 14-0 and Coronation’s Duncan foursome 4-1.


Midget girls score victory While they failed to reach the provincials, the Stettler Storm are still in the mix in midget girls’ hockey league playoffs. Stettler defeated the visiting Provost Blades 3-1 on Sunday in Game 1 of their best-of-three series. Stettler scored two and a half minutes into the game on a power-play goal from Jayden Hogg. Jennifer Hallett and Kierra Scollo also scored for Stettler, and Lindsey McKinnon made 26 saves. The teams are scheduled to face off Thursday in Provost, with a possible third game set for Stettler on Friday.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


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Wise customers read the fine print: •, ‡, ’ The First Big Deal Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 7, 2014. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. •$24,998 Purchase Price applies to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD. $39,498 Purchase Price applies to the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. ‡3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD with a Purchase Price of $24,998 financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $138 with a cost of borrowing of $3,669 and a total obligation of $28,667. ’4.19% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a Purchase Price of $39,998 financed at 4.19% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $226 with a cost of borrowing of $7,109 and a total obligation of $47,107. ♦Based on 2013 Ward’s Middle Sport/Utility segmentation. Based on combined highway/city 2014 EnerGuide fuel consumption ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. ¤Based on 2013 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel economy will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - Hwy: 7.0 L/100 km (40 MPG) and City: 10.3 L/100 km (27 MPG). 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Hwy: 6.4 L/100 km (44 MPG) and City: 9.6 L/100 km (29 MPG). ❖Real Deals. Real Time. Use your mobile device to build and price any model. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

CHAMPS — Stettler Middle School captured the CARA girls’ basketball championship last weekend and qualified for the CWAJHAA tournament on March 7 and 8 at David Thompson. In the back row (from left) are coach Bob Poapst, Sydney Poapst, Chloe Wilson, Hailey Loeppky, Shayna Brower, coach Amy Kobi, Baileigh Sorensen and coach Kim Poapst. In the middle row are Tori Brower, Sadie Diegel, Jessica Lane, Maria Miller, Keyonna Derr and Megan Kobi. In front are Mikayla Torgerson and Kayla Myshaniuk.



Senior teams host hoops tournament


B Y C HASE R OSLAND School reporter





14024UC0 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited shown. Price: $31,690.






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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with optional equipment shown. Price: $57,641.






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T h e t wo J V b a s ke t b a l l t e a m s f r o m Wi l liam E. Hay Composite High School hosted the Notre Dame Cougars of Red Deer on Monday night in games earlier postponed because of a s n ow s t o r m e a r l i e r t h i s season. “ I t wa s n ’t t h e g a m e the girls were hoping for, as they fell 73-22, but honorable mentions still go out to our top scorers, Mackenzie Sorensen and Ally Marshall with six points each,” said Santana Scarf, coach of the Wildcat JV girls. The boys’ team from Stettler fought hard, despite losing 60-43. Ky l e L aw r e n c e s c o r e d an impressive 17 points, while Terrance Corbett played a noteworthy defensive game for the Wildcats. The JV girls were scheduled to return to the court Tuesday night for an exhibition match against visiting Morrin, while the boys travel to Ponoka tonight for their final league game of the season. In other hoops news, the senior boys and girls were slated to play in Wetaskiwin last night. The Stettler boys and girls are home for their senior tournament on the weekend. Luke Peters offers Canadian Firearms Safety courses to Grade 12 students on April 4 and 5. Those who are 18 at that time may take both the non-restricted and restricted courses. Those who are 17 may only take the non-restricted course. The cost is $120 per course, or $220 if you take both. That includes the cost of the student kits a n d m a n u a l s . To r e g i s t e r, s e e M r. P e t e r s , email him or call 403741-9898 outside of school hours to register. Space is limited. There are only 20 spots, a n d y o u m u s t r eg i s t e r and pay.

Stettler Independent, February 26, 2014  
Stettler Independent, February 26, 2014  

February 26, 2014 edition of the Stettler Independent