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Dan Whalen shares story of life in and out of prison Local students learn about the harsh consequences of crime BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express


fter spending nearly half his life behind bars, Dan Whalen, 32, is sharing his story with students across Alberta to educate them about the consequences of crime. On March 4th, Whalen visited Lacombe Outreach School to tell students about his struggle with violence, crime and addiction. Whalen said he got caught up in a life of crime because he was not equipped to deal with the struggles of everyday life. Now, he is better equipped to deal with those struggles and while he still thinks about turning to crime, he remembers what life in prison was like and how much he missed out on while serving time. “I have reasons to not do the things that I did anymore,â€? said Whalen. Born in Newfoundland to an abusive father, Whalen was often beaten as a child. When he was eight and his family moved to Calgary, he thought things might get better. However, when he was caught stealing a candy bar from a shop, his father beat him so badly he couldn’t get out of bed for three days. After that, Whalen was the one who was blamed whenever something was missing from the house or elsewhere in the neighbourhood, he said. Whalen added this was particularly problematic as his brother was a kleptomaniac. So, at 13, he decided if he was going to constantly be blamed for someone else’s stealing, he might as well commit the crime himself. “If I was going to be punished for stealing, I was actually going to steal something.â€? So, he stole his parents’ car at 3 a.m. one morning and crashed it. Luckily, Whalen was unhurt in the accident but was eventually convicted and did his ďŹ rst stretch of time in prison at the Calgary Young Offenders Centre. Because of his small size, staff at the Young Offenders Centre didn’t think Whalen would be safe in a regular boys unit and so was put in a girls unit where the girls were not allowed to talk or socialize with him at all. After his bail and conviction

BREAKING THE CYCLE – Dan Whalen has spent nearly half his life in prison and now shares his story with young people in hopes of preventing them from falling into a similar cycle.

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however, Whalen refused to go back in the girls unit, and was placed in a regular boys unit. It wasn’t long before he was challenged by one of the biggest boys in his unit, he said. Whalen decided he had two options, take a beating from the larger boy, or ďŹ ght back. He decided to ďŹ ght back and to his surprise, he won. It was the beginning of his reputation as a ďŹ ghter, one that would follow him throughout his entire life in and out of prison. After serving his sentence as a young offender, Whalen moved back in with his family. However, it wasn’t long before he ran away from home to escape his abusive father. With no money and no job skills, Whalen turned to a life of crime to support himself. Whalen

said that he felt like he had little other option at the time, but added he made no excuses or justiďŹ cations for what he did. Inevitably, he wound up back in prison. He then got caught up in a cycle of being incarcerated, being released and ending up in jail again. Whalen said that counting parole and time spent in open custody, he has probably lived 17 years of his life in jail. Each time he got released and things started to turn around for him, something happened that would send him in a downward spiral again. However, it was a long time before Whalen was willing to make the life changes necessary to break that cycle. He said that prison was where he felt he belonged. He had

friends there, a reputation and felt accepted. “Jail was where I felt most comfortable.� It wasn’t until Whalen became addicted to drugs and lost a few friends to drugs that he was began to look at his life differently. He said he got tired of seeing the same people coming back to prison after being released and was tired of being a part of that cycle himself. Whalen said he wanted to get out, get clean, grow up and have a life. “I just got fed up with it,� said Whalen. “When you are in jail, time stands still. You don’t age, you don’t mature. I got tired of being that 19-year-old kid.� Whalen has now made great strides in moving his life in a positive direction.

He has a job, his own place and has even worked to repair his relationship with his father, who has made several life changes of his own and is now a pastor. Today, Whalen works for the Seventh Step Society, sharing his story with young people throughout the province. Whalen said he hopes his story will keep young people from a life of crime. He added he wishes someone like himself had come to speak at his school when he was a kid to tell him what life in and out of prison might be like. In the future, he hopes to go to school to become a social worker and continue working to keep young people from a lifestyle such as the one he is still working to get out of.


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Local man reflects on trip to study farming BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express In November of 2007, Ken Ditzler traveled to Nicaragua for 12 days as part of a trip sponsored by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to study and evaluate the food security practices of Nicaraguan farmers. Last month, Ditzler shared that experience with Lacombians in a presentation at the Lacombe Memorial Centre entitled ‘End Hunger’. “People of the world have always experienced food shortages,” said Ditzler. He then went on to explain how the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is working to make that fact nothing more than a part of history. Ditzler has long been involved with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which farms land in Canada and then distributes grains to developing countries around the world. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank also

sells grains and uses the funds for projects to help fight hunger in developing countries. It was one such project that led to Ditzler taking a trip to Nicaragua to study food security. He said the concept of food security is that people would have the ability to produce enough food to support themselves each year rather than have to depend on others for food again and again. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank had funded the trip because a few years before they had started training farmers to use new practices that would better secure their food production abilities. Ditzler said the purpose of the trip was to see what the program had accomplished and evaluate whether or not it was working. In his presentation, he described how the program worked. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank employed trainers to teach

IN TIME – Thomas Waddell and Mackenzie Langille perform Duo No. 1, a classical guitar piece, in the Pause Musicale concert Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express last week, which also served as a rehearsal for the Lacombe Music Festival. new farming practices to local farming families. Ditzler said the farmers usually started by working with the wives because they tended to be more open to the new ideas. Once the women in the

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Ditzler said he thought the Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s investment in this program was a sound one. He said that, before changing their farming practices, many of the local farmers could only produce enough food to sustain their families for a little more than half the year. After using some of the new methods, farmers could produce enough food to sustain them and their families year-round. Some even produced enough that they sell the excess at market for a little extra cash or provide their friends and neighbours with a few seeds for new crops.

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School staff value police resource officers BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE Ponoka News The job of a school resource officer (SRO) comes with a need for flexibility. Police who work in schools at Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) say the trick is to build trust in the students and sometimes that might mean not writing tickets. Three officers met with staff at the WCPS support staff conference Feb. 20 and 21 in Lacombe. These SROs work closely with students and teachers in the schools and each one takes pride in their daily interactions with kids. Const. Glen Ford of the Lacombe Police Service, Const. Ryan Koehli, of the Ponoka RCMP and Const. Leanne Zielke, of the RCMP, based in Blackfalds — she covers smaller schools and communities — answered questions from attendees. Ford said he tries to keep an open door for students and feels no question is too silly; the same goes for teachers and staff. “Feel free to ask us any questions when we’re walking in the hallway.” There is some ambiguity to the job, said Ford, who has to find a balance between policing and working to solve issues. Results may not necessarily be in

the number of tickets issued but more in preventing incidents. Ford said handing out 25 tickets for smoking may not be the best way to track results as the job requires SROs to gain the trust of students. “We’re dealing with different challenges.” For Zielke, it took almost two years before students felt comfortable enough to discuss their challenges with her. She takes an informal approach when getting to know students. “Sometimes I get my biggest value just hanging out in the hallway,” said Zielke. She finds herself helping out in classes at times and this has created a stronger rapport with students. Zielke also enjoys running safety programs and organizes bike safety programs to students when the time allows. Sometimes a student needs to hear that their actions are illegal. Zielke said she reads the actual Criminal Code to students so they understand the consequences of their actions. “Because they don’t understand that what they’re doing is illegal and the whole idea with social media now and our availability or access to instant gratification,” she said. “You’re mad at someone and you take this picture and post it on Instagram, now.”

LENDING A HAND - School Resource Officers from left, Leanne Zielke, Ryan Koehli and Glen Ford with Wolf Creek Public Schools speak with staff during a support staff conference last month. Despite the challenges officers face with the proliferation and ease of sharing photos, Ford said there are benefits as well. He has stopped planned fights because students can text him before an altercation happens.

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port staff that have been able to provide him with valuable insight into students’ lives. “The truth is, the girl working the front counter that sees everyone walking in the door, she knows everything,” said Ford.

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Engineers do an important job. They design things that we use every day. Some of those things we even trust with our lives. Think about the car that drives you to work in the morning, an engineer had a hand in making that. Same goes with the roads you drive that car on and the bridges, overpasses, traffic lights and intersections that connect the network of roadways. That’s just a small sample of some of the things engineers help to build. But we can all agree that if something went wrong with anything on that short list, it would spell disaster and quite possibly death. However, we aren’t terrified of driving or using roadways or crossing bridges. We trust that the engineers who designed these items knew what they were doing. We do this because we know that engineers go to school for several years to earn their degrees and only

do so after being rigorously tested many times to prove they know their stuff. But what if they didn’t? In Alberta, only those with Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) accreditation can use the title engineer and practice as such. Individuals seeking accreditation must meet certain criteria, including academic requirements (such as having a degree in engineering) and passing the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) to receive a license. Or at least that’s the way it used to be. In 1999, Czech immigrant Ladislav Mihaly applied for APEGA membership. He was denied membership because his two master’s degrees, one from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and one from the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, were deemed not be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree here.


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cause APEGA was discriminating against him for being Czech. Even more bizarrely, the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favour of Mihaly last month. Now APEGA must not only re-assess his credentials (and presumably deliver a more favourable out-

come) but pay him $10,000 in damages. The disturbing thing to come out of this is not that we may have an underqualified engineering legally practicing in Alberta, it is that this sets precedent and opens the door for other under-qualified ‘professionals’ to do the same.

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In addition to not meeting the academic requirements, he also failed the NPPE. Three times. So, in 2008, he appealed to the Alberta Human Rights Commission on the grounds that he was being turned down by APEGA not because he was grossly under-qualified, but be-

gets that will no doubt be felt once the provincial budget is set. Municipalities and the Province have close working relationships. Our roles and responsibilities are at times clearly defined from each other and at other times closely intertwined. Both levels of government need to be mindful of taxation and spending levels, however our primary duty is to invest money into programs, services and capital projects that support and enhance the lives all Albertans. So, with that in mind, I would like to share with you my ‘wish list’ for Blackfalds from the 2014 provincial budget. 1. Capital funding from the Wa-

ter for Life program for the north leg of the Regional Waste Water pipeline to Red Deer. This $40 million project is a regional project for the City of Lacombe, Town of Blackfalds and Lacombe County. By piping wastewater to Red Deer for treatment, better environmental outcomes can be achieved. Lacombe and Blackfalds have been making decisions and local investments for the past seven years to make this pipeline a reality. We now need the financial support of the Province. 2. Schools, schools, schools! While one school was checked off the wish list in the spring of 2013 and should be open September 2016, Blackfalds has multiple needs. The current elementary school is on the Wolf Creek Public School capital plan for a complete modernization, the Catholic division has a desire to build a local school and the ongoing drive to have a high school in Blackfalds continues. With 1,000 kids under the age of five and 31% of our population under age 18, investing in schools is a wise decision.

3. Growing MSI dollars alongside our growing community. The Municipal Sustainability Initiative is a funding program that allows communities to direct dollars to local priorities. The program has two parts, capital and operating. Blackfalds is directing its capital dollars from 2010 to 2017 to the Abbey Center. It is my hopes that 2014 Provincial Budget will recognize the population growth of Blackfalds, and in turn, see the MSI grow as well. 4. Increases to the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) budgets are desperately needed. For the past number of years, the Provincial FCSS Budget has not seen any increases. This budget area supports local social services programming. Blackfalds has particularly suffered in this area, as the budget has not grown to match the population increase and subsequent growth in demand for service, nor has it grown to match any inflationary increases in the program delivery. The standard FCSS funding arrangement is supposed to be 80% provincial, a 20% local split. Cur-

rently Blackfalds’ local contribution is 60% of the budget. Investments in the FCSS program can pay huge dividends, as early intervention, education and local support are much less costly then crisis services. 5. My final wish for Budget 2014 is that if any structural or procedural changes are made, that consultation and phased approaches are used to make those changes. In 2013, Blackfalds and other high growth communities were affected by a change in the formula for calculating education property taxes. This change came three months after the local annual budget had been set and left our community scrambling to address a significant increase to education property taxes. I know our MLAs are all working very hard to meet a diverse list of needs and demands in the context of the provincial budget. I wish them the best in the debate over Budget 2014 and remind them that our local communities are always a wise investment. Melodie Stol is the mayor of Blackfalds.

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Former resident participates in mission to Congo BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Wes Vanderhoek has used his skills to make a difference overseas. Vanderhoek, who grew up in Lacombe, recently graduating from the University of Alberta with a degree in mechanical engineering and was looking for a job. Through a friend, he learned about Engineering Ministries International (eMi). “It looked like a great opportunity to use my degree as well as be involved in the Christian community,” said Vanderhoek. “The two worlds kind of came together.” From Feb. 12-23, Vanderhoek and a team of other architects and engineers worked on a project to prepare a master plan for the campuses of the Shalom University of Bunio in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Vanderhoek said that, in particular, their project was focused on creating a master plan for the new, undeveloped west campus of the university.

During their time onsite, the volunteers met with campus leadership, staff and students to catch the vision for the expanded university and to examine the existing buildings and infrastructure. By the time they returned home, the team was able to present a schematic master plan back to the university. Specifically, Vanderhoek collected water and septic data to help with developing the plan. He said the data he collected will be used to decide how many wells will need to be drilled, where the septic systems need to be and other such facilities. Vanderhoek said that his experience in the Congo was “Very third world.” He said that while many of the luxuries and amenities Canadians are used to were not present, the people at the university were very friendly and happy to hear about them. Because the locals did not have all of the luxuries common to Canada, it made them more apprecia-

tive of what they did have, he said. Overall, he said he enjoyed the trip, adding it was very interesting and eye-opening. Vanderhoek also said he enjoyed interacting with the locals and learning about their visions for their country most of all. He is still working with the Shalom University to develop a their master plan for the campuses. He said that the trip was mostly to gather data for the project. He and the rest of the team will be working on the project until the end of April from their offices in Calgary. Engineering Ministries International is a nonprofit organization that leads mission trips around the world. Worldwide, Engineering Ministries International has been in existence since 1982, and has worked on more than 1,000 development and relief projects in over 90 countries, donating over $6 million (63,000 hours) in services to their client partners helping to bring the Gospel to the

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FCSS program helps with tax preparation BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Tax time can be a pain for anyone, but for those who do not have the skillsets required to ďŹ le their own tax returns, it can be more of a complication. Luckily, some of those people are able to get help through Family and Community Support Services Community Volunteer In-

come Tax Program. As with all of the projects FCSS supports, FCSS Volunteer and Community Services Coordinator Jan Pocock said this one is important because everyone deserves to be given a fair tax assessment. “We believe, like always, that everyone person deserves the same opportunities as everybody else whether they need a little

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fyi EVENTS To the Stars Occupational Therapy & Alternative Healing Open House – From 12 – 7 p.m. on March 6 at #3, 5623 Wolf Creek Drive, Lacombe. Lacombe Athletic Park Association 5th Annual Fundraising Gala – March 8 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Tickets $100 each or a table of eight for $750. Cocktails at 5:30. Introduction at 6:15. Dinner at 7.

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are free. Come enjoy Irish entertainment, door prizes and basket draws. Contact Paddy 403-2271635, Jean 403-749-2411 or Gwen 403-773-2270 for more.

Youth Unlimited Drop-in Activites every Tuesday and Thursday, for ages 12 and up. Movies, crafts, games, and more! It costs $2/ night or $50/season (JuneSeptember). Last Thursday of the month is girls only. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. and activities run at the YU-Turn Youth Centre.

Kozy Korner Seniors Centre Dinners – Every Tuesday at noon.

The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is actively recruiting experienced and inexperienced people from the Central Alberta area, who are interested in joining the Band. Anyone with piping or drumming experience, or if you would like to learn piping or drumming, are asked to please contact us at 403-782-7183 or by email at Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Take a Deep Breath – A full-day workshop about protecting yourself from the hazards of burnout and compassion fatigue. May 6 in Lacombe. Brought to you by the Lacombe Pallia-

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

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Awesome 80s: Lacombe Figure Skating Club Annual Skating Carnival – March 9 at 1 – 3 p.m. Admission is $5, children five and under are free. For more info visit Armchair Travel Lecture Series: Crossing Europe by River – March 11, 7 p.m. at the Mary C. Moore Public Library. Keith Clouten presents the highlights of his trip from Amsterdam to the Black Sea along the famous Rhine and Danube Rivers. For more info contact 403-782-3433. Evening of History: The story of the Maskwacis First Nations People and Treaty 6 – Musqua Roy and Judy Louis will be presenting historic stories of the Maskwacis First Nations People and Treaty 6 at the Woody Nook Christian Reform Church on March 11 at 7 p.m. ELUES Annual Mock Rock Night – lip-synching contest starts 6:45 p.m. on March 13 at the ELUES gym. Donation for food bank accepted. Lacombe Victim Services 12 Annual Comedy Cabaret – at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on March 14. Doors open 6:30 p.m. and entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Tickets available at the Lacombe Police Station for $25 each. To pre-book at table of eight, contact Debbie at 403-782-3279 ext. 152. Parkland Anglican Church St. Patrick’s Day Beef Supper – March 17 at Elnora Community Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $10 Children 6-10 $5, preschoolers

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tive Care Society and Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association. For more information call 403-782-45534 or 403-2069938 or visit Lacombe Dance Lessons - social and choreographed ballroom dancing. Traditional Two-step or Cha Cha/Jive. For details phone Cliff at 403-782-4094. Real Men Sing Barbershop! The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is a chorus for males of all ages who love to sing fourpart a cappella harmony. We are a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony society providing entertainment at seniors’ lodges, hospitals and numerous community and private functions throughout the year. No experience is required, just a love to sing. Join us on Tuesday evening, rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (#68 Donlevy Ave.) For information, call David at 403-342-1318 or email crozsmit@telusplanet. net. Visit

call 403-885-4780 for more. The Lacombe Legion has bingo on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall. Coffee time runs Wednesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. ($2 for coffee, tea and cookies). On Fridays, there are four meat draws and tickets are $2/ set of three tickets. Draw starts at 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays, there are four meat draws which start at 4:30 p.m. Chase the ace starts after meat draws. Lacombe Legion Old Time Dances – second and fourth Friday of every month. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. with live music. $2 admission. Contact Henry at 403-789-3738. New to Lacombe? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-348-9567 for free maps, information about the City and area, as well as free gifts from local businesses. New baby in the family? Contact Lacombe Welcome Wagon at 403-3489567 for free information, baby product samples as well as free gifts from local businesses.

Coffee Time at the Lacombe Legion runs every Wednesday morning. Come join us for coffee. $2. Gatherings run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lacombe Legion. Affrim – Providing safe and confidential support to people of all sexual orientation, their families and friends. Meetings in Lacombe. For more info, contact Marg at 403-782-1887 or Ross at 403-782-3148.

MEETINGS The Lacombe Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the Education Room at the hospital. New members welcome. For more information, call Rilla at 403-782-6165. Imperial Daughters of the Empire is a non-profit women’s volunteer program that raises money in support of numerous initiatives supporting educations. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month and begin at 7:30 p.m. at St.

Andrew’s United Church. For more information, contact Mary Lou Wilson 403-782-3923. W.H.O.L.E. - Widows Helping Others Live Earnestly. W.H.O.L.E. can help you adjust to your loss, to channel your grief into helping others who are struggling with loss, and to help you gain perspective as a person who has a new role to be fulfilled. It’s about widow to widow interaction and socialization. It’s about being able to express with like-minded women the pain and confusion that comes with loss, as well as the encouragement and friendship to help you once again live a life filled with meaning and earnest life. There are no councillors present, only a facilitator to help keep conversations moving. W.H.O.L.E meets monthly and is open to widows of all ages. Space is limited, so please phone to book a spot. Refreshments will be served. Call 403-550-4508. Lacombe Art Guild - the guild meets regularly on the second and third Tuesday of each month. A variety of workshops are provided for developing artists. Membership is $15 per year. Contact Betty Peers at 403782-9968 or blog Meetings runs in LMC Credit Union Room at 5214 50 Ave. in Lacombe. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Writers’ Ink, The Red Deer & District Writers Club has weekly meetings (every Tuesday) in the old farmhouse at Sunnybrook Farm (4701 30 St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. We meet, share our writing, and offer constructive criticism to one another. We also do our utmost to improve our craft by Skyping professionals in the field of writing, by inviting guest speakers to our Spring Workshop and to the occasional meeting. Our professional library is increasing as is our knowledge gained from members who are constantly seeking new challenges and sharing successes and failures with the group. Guests are welcome!

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Do you have the wrong idea about God? I want to begin by thanking the Lacombe Express for inviting the Lacombe pastors to share a word of encouragement with the community. As pastors from various denominations we meet monthly to encourage and pray for each other and we seek to work together to show the love of God to everyone in our community. This week I wanted to address the question, “Do we sometimes hold a wrong idea about God?” At a recent conference I attended the focus was on knowing more clearly who God is, His holiness, His love, His power, and His presence in Jesus. What really struck me was that we can often lose sight of who God truly is and become uncertain about what He expects of us. One area where this is especially common is God’s


VANDYK holiness. People generally think that God is holy and we are not. Then when the Bible says that God wants us to be holy we simply dismiss it as an impossibility. Of course it is true that God is holy. The Bible speaks often about God’s holiness. In fact it is the most common adjective for God in the Bible. It is the only description of God that gets repeated three times for emphasis both in the Old and New Testaments: “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God almighty.” Isaiah 6:3, Revela-

tions 4:8. God is definitely completely and perfectly holy in all He does. But it is wrong to completely separate that holiness from ourselves. The Bible in many places calls us to be holy. 1 Peter 1:1516 says “Be holy as God is holy.” So there is a connection between God’s holiness and ourselves that challenges us and empowers us to be as holy as we can be. The perfect holiness of God pushes out like the light of the sun shines out with energy and power to bring light and goodness and even holiness in the lives of sinful people. In Leviticus 20:8 God says, “I am the God who makes you holy.” God does this first of all in his grace in Jesus Christ by forgiving our sins through Jesus’ death on the cross. When we confess our

unholiness, our sin, then we receive God’s grace in Jesus and our sins are forgiven. We are made holy. Then in thankfulness we seek to live out that holiness in our lives. What does that look like exactly? It begins by taking God’s word, the Holy Bible, and letting it direct our faith and speak into our lives God’s holy will. The Holy Bible by the power of the Holy Spirit works to transform our lives so that we live more and more in obedience to God. It might include thank-

fully setting one day a week aside as a Sunday to worship God. To make it a day that is more than a holiday (holy-day). To let it centre our hectic demanding lives so that we are more content and thankful in the confidence that God loves us and provides all things for us every day of the week. This holy centering on God might then flow into the rest of our week so that we begin to speak in more holy, wholesome ways to one another in love. Our driving habits might improve as we let the holiness of God flow into our hands and feet so we drive legally

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and gracefully. In other ways God’s holy will directs our lives so that we are blessed and He is honoured. Do we ever achieve perfect holiness? No, not even close. But by God’s grace our lives do grow in love and gracious compassion for those around us and we are given the firm hope that through faith in Jesus we by God’s gracious love we will one day enter the perfect holiness of his eternal presence. Mike Vandyk is the pastor at Bethel Christian Reformed Church.

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Tricking out small spaces in your home ’It is almost home show time! I know because my days are filled with planning and advertising proofs. I have been working with my wonderful friends at the Red Deer Express on our March luxury vinyl sale and I must say, they design amazing ad proofs! I have limitations as a designer and one of them is creating ads, the other is outdoor design - please don’t ask me to do either. Another way I know spring is on the way is we are in the final days of submitting homes for the CHBA Design Awards. Every year builders and designers submit their creations for the gala awards banquet and I get many requests from clients and co-


MECKLER workers to help them write the submissions. This year I actually had time to write a submission for a home I had helped design, keep your fingers crossed! The categories required by the CHBA involve creative use of space, special design features and asks for descriptors about how the designer and client worked together to achieve the final product. In all the writing and category submissions I have seen

so many beautiful homes and I have to say I am so proud to be a designer at Carpet Colour Centre. How would you rate your home? What wow factors have you included in your space? A recent trend is to take that small powder room on the main floor and drape it in sophisticated and elegant wallpaper. Large bold designs are very appropriate and stunning in even small rooms, large vertical stripes make the walls stretch towards the ceiling giving the illusion of space. Even if your house is conservative it is a wonderful idea to trick out a small space like this. Your front hall closet is another very cool space to dress up with wall-

paper or a faux finish. Our home show booth will feature a faux brick pattern wall done in wallpaper; I think it would be fun to put a pattern like this on the inside of closets. It would make a conversation starter when you hang up a guest’s coat and open up to a brick closet interior. Have fun with this concept as wall coverings and murals are realistic and available in many patterns. What are your spatial and design challenges in your home? Most new homes have storage solutions down to a science but if you live in an older home it is possible you have a few areas that could use tweaking. There

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‘Vigorous’ romance after a heart attack? Being shot by a jealous lover at 95 years of age is my idea of the best way to leave this planet. But suppose you’re younger and have survived a coronary attack or bypass surgery? Is a little romp in the bed safe? Or is it time to switch to backgammon?

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JONES A study published in The Journal of the American Heart Association about this reports a major problem. Women who asked their doctors questions about sex received vague answers. In fact, some patients gave up sex following a coronary as they were too embarrassed to ask their doctors about it. Another problem is depression. It’s hard not to be a bit uptight when you have survived a brush with death. This can lead to psychological issues. Dr. Nieca Goldberg, at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York, says “Female patients worry about increased heart rate and sweating during sex after a heart attack, and have increased rates of depression.” But if you’re not depressed, feeling frisky and counting the days before you can resume sex, how long must you wait? Guidelines issued by The Princeton Consensus Panel suggest sexual activity is too risky during the first two weeks after a heart attack, but that 70% of patients are of low risk

and can resume sexual activity within three to four weeks. The other 30% may require further testing before being given the green light. A study reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association followed 1,774 heart attack patients and it had better news. It found that there was only a 20 in 1,000,000 chance of having a second heart attack during sex, much better than the odds at Las Vegas. In fact, researchers claimed anger was three times more likely than sexual activity to trigger a coronary death. Another study at the University of Maryland found that even men suffering from chronic heart failure could safely engaged in sex. This more realistic view makes sense when you consider the amount of energy involved in sexual activity. A report published in the Johns Hopkins bulletin, ‘Health after 50’, says sexual intercourse requires the same amount of physical exertion as walking on a treadmill at three to four miles an hour or climbing two flights of stairs. So the majority of people should look on sex as an enjoyable workout. But I’d like to add a word of caution since I have no desire to be responsible for death in the bedroom. Don’t use sex to enter The Guinness Book of Records after a heart attack. Some coronary patients never say die and have to prove their prowess as soon as possible. I recall a speaker who reported that one patient, in a private room, engaged in sex the day after an at-

tack. He certainly should be awarded A plus for his enthusiasm, but he could also have been on next morning’s obituary page. Patients who initiate sex following a heart attack should let their doctor know if they experience chest pain, shortness of breath, an irregular heart rate, dizziness or undue fatigue. Looking at the overall picture, several other factors are more important than sex in circumventing another coronary event. Moreover, a satisfactory sex life is vital to a happy marriage whether or not it’s been interrupted by heart attack. As I’ve often told patients, “Sex is only five percent of a marriage, but the first five percent.” Moreover, sex is a 100% natural remedy, a good way to relieve stress and anxiety, rather than reaching for anti-depressants or sleeping pills. In fact, a


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Horoscope ARIES


Mar 21/Apr 20

Apr 21/May 21

This week you need to be the

Your confidence may wane

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Aries. It may be difficult to go

but some friends will boost

against your normal grain,

your morale to help you get

but it is for the best. Keep an

back on your feet. Saturday

open mind.

will be a big day.

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CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22

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Cancer, you have a lot on

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a helper on hand just in case.

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Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

Leo, learn to laugh at yourself

Give yourself a much-

as a means to relieving

deserved break, Virgo. You’ve

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the last several months, and now is a great time to take a vacation or enjoy a weekend

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just what you have to do

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Take a few days to get all

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Feb 19/Mar 20

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COOL AND COLLECTED – Robyn Shannon of the Lacoka Rockets looks for an open spot on the ice as she brings the puck into the attacking zone in a game against the Tofield Titans this past Sunday. Lacoka won the game 5-1.

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The Lacoka Midgets hold strong in post-season BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Lacoka has carried its success in the regular league into the post-season. After a superb game of hockey and their first of the playoffs on March 2, the Lacoka Midget Female Rockets defeated the Tofield Midget Female Titans 5-1 to lead the best of three playoff series 1-0. Coach Randy Burt was happy with how his team played and said it bodes well to have such a strong start to league playoffs. “It should be an interesting playdown,” said Burt. He added that, while Lacoka finished third in the league, they beat the first and second-placed teams for a spot at provincials and he is confident the Rockets can beat any team to claim the league championship this season. Lacoka was in control of the game right

from the start. Never playing hard or slow, the Rockets set the bar just above where Tofield could reach it and then continued with a calm, even pace for the entirety of the match. While it took awhile for them to start scoring goals, the Rockets were patient and it paid off as they scored twice in the last five minutes of the first to end the period with a 2-0 lead. Lacoka kept the same even pace in the second period, not being overly aggressive and letting their lead offer them protection as they killed the clock. However, the Rockets were still aggressive enough to score again and keep play out of their end for most of the period. Tofield did manage one goal midway through the second, but Lacoka took it in stride and answered with another of their own to end the period 4-1.

In the third, Lacoka continued to control play while the Titans frantically tried to get the puck in the net before time ran out. Cool and collected, the Rockets once again kept the puck out of Tofield’s reach for the majority of the period and managed to score one more goal to end the game 5-1. Lacoka’s strategy for the game was to keep the feet moving, pass to the forwards, and keep control of the puck, said Burt. It was clear the strategy was a successful one. Burt added said the Rockets’ calm and composed style of play is something the team has worked on all season at his behest. He said that it has led them to a very successful season. “It’s great that way,” said Burt. “Pretty consistent, not a whole lot of up and down.” There is a wide range of skill levels pres-

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Father Lacombe Saints head to championships BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express After three years, Father Lacombe School’s Saints Boy’s Basketball Team really know how to play together. This year, the boys claimed the Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) League Championship after an undefeated season. Having continued their winning steak since, the boys qualiďŹ ed for Central Western Alberta Junior High Athletic Association (CWAJHAA) championships and now have their eyes set on that title. “They had the goal set early on that they were going to win (WCPS),â€? said Coach Lisa Korpczak. She added that attitude, communication and determination have been the Saints’ biggest strengths this season. Having a determined team who had been together for a few years made things a bit easier for the coaches, added

Coach Mike Wood. He said that it allowed coaches to focus on teaching the team how to play good basketball, rather than getting them to play good basketball together. Wood also commended Korpczak in her efforts to build the basketball program and athletics programs in general at Father Lacombe School. He said she had played a large part in the team’s success this season. Saints Captain James Wood and teammate Cale Hamelin said it has been the team’s experience and chemistry that has led them to such a successful season. Hamelin added that they continued to build on that chemistry

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Thank-You To Our Donors

The Lacombe Ringette Tournament Committee would like to thank the donors for their contributions to the Ice Breaker Tournaments of 2013/2014 season. We would also like to thank the players, parents, coaches, referees, rink staff, and volunteers for their participation in ensuring that the tournaments went smoothly and were enjoyed by all.

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throughout the season. “We would talk a lot,â€? said Hamelin. “We made sure we knew what was going on with the team.â€? While the Saints were undefeated this season, that impressive record did not come without effort. “There were some easy games, but there was a couple games where it was close,â€? said James. Adding the WCPS championship game was one of the most challenging so far. “There were some tough games,â€? agreed Korpczak. Both Hamelin and James said that they were nervous in the WCPS championships game and were relieved when they did win. “It was like a bunch of weight getting lifted off your chest,â€? said Hamelin. “We worked so hard to go all that way and then we ďŹ nally did it.â€? As a coach who could not directly affect the outcome of the game, Korpczak said she was especially nervous on the sidelines. “My heart was uttering,â€? she said. She added that the championship holds special signiďŹ cance for Father Lacombe School. “It’s our school’s ďŹ rst basketball championship, so we have our ďŹ rst championship banner hanging in the gym now.â€? Now that they are the WCPS champions, the Saints have their sights set on the CWAJHAA championship, which they qualiďŹ ed for this past weekend. To claim that title as well, it is important that the Saints continue to use teamwork, said Hamelin. “You don’t win as an individual you win as a team.â€? James added that the Saints must continue playing the same kind of basketball they have all season, and not allow their heads to get too big. “Don’t get too cocky,â€? said James. The Saints will now compete in BrownďŹ eld March 7-8 for the CWAJHAA Championship.

*644<50;@:765:69: Thank-you to all our 2013/2014 community sponsors. We have had a fun and successful season with many of our teams moving on to play in provincials in their divisions. This would not be possible without your support. It is appreciated so much. Thank-you all!



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ARTS & LEISURE Annual Mock Rock returns to Lacombe BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Get ready to rock. On March 13 at 6:45 p.m., Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School will host its annual Mock Rock lip-synching contest. Eight years ago, teacher Derek Rankin came up with the idea for Mock Rock along with his Grade 6 class at ELUES. Rankin said the program began as a service learning project for the class. “It was something we always did in my high school growing up,” said Rankin, adding such lipsync contests were done at another school he taught previously. “I always found them fun for everyone., both the performers and the people in the audience.” All of the Grade 6 classes at ELUES are invited to participate in Mock Rock. However, only Rankin’s class organizes and sets up the event, which he said takes about six weeks to put together. Rankin said that to start, the class puts a long list of jobs on the board and assigns each of the students in the class jobs to do for the organization of Mock Rock. Much of the organizational work for the show is done solely by the students and they even run the show on the night of the event as well. Three of his students, Madison Johnson, Chase McCrea and Carmen Maris have been chosen to act as MCs for the event and have been involved in the set-up for it as well. Carmen said they have been hard at work creating props and direction, organizing judges and contacting sponsors for the event. Mock Rock is something that the students enjoy and look forward to. Chase said that he was “Excited, yet nervous,” for the event. Madison said when she would watch the show in years previous, she would start to pick the songs and routines in her head that she would use when she got to participate in Mock Rock.

GIRLS ROCK – Pictured here are last year’s Mock Rock champions from left, Brielle Mackenzie, Jerrica Shandro, Maren Eberts, Hanna Gustafson and Emma-Joy Pocock.

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All three of the MCs said that the event promises to be a fun night. This year, Rankin received submissions from 30 groups wanting to participate in Mock Rock. As there are not enough spots on the program for all those submissions, each Grade 6 student will choose the top one or two acts to

go to Mock Rock as well as a few more to participate in another ‘Wild Card’ show where they will have another chance to compete for a few open spots at the Mock Rock concert. Rankin said they try to narrow it down to the top 15 acts for Mock Rock. He added that, in his own class, the groups perform a small

class concert to determine who goes to Mock Rock. Rankin said Mock Rock has grown into quite a large community event. Not only does Mock Rock see 500 or so people pack into ELUES for the concert, but several community sponsors have gotten involved to provide prizes to the participants and

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items for the raffles and such that take place during the evening as well. Mock Rock is a charity event as well as a social one. Rankin said instead of charging admission, students collect donations for the Lacombe Food Bank at the doors for the show.

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Singer heads to Red Deer armed with hits BY MARK WEBER Lacombe Express Those who like their country fired up with loads of expression and shades of other genres will find the right mix with Canadian singer Tebey Ottoh. Gearing up for the release of his second disc Two this month, he plays March 8 at the International Beer Haus in Red Deer. There is plenty to relish on the new disc, from the engaging sensibilities of Wake Me Up to the storytelling verve of Till It’s Gone which deftly manages to be a tad wistful and yet upbeat. Tebey sounds terrific from song to song, like he’s pouring an unbridled expression and enthusiasm into every note. Let It Down also floats along easily – an attractive, romantic ballad that again shows Tebey’s vocal ability in a slightly different light. Similarly, I’d Be Lying taps into his more vulnerable side lyrically and vocally to remarkable effect. The country tones are there, but the song resonates mostly as compelling acoustic pop tune.

Co-written by Tommy Lee James and Laura Veltz, the aforementioned Till It’s Gone, the first single from Two, spent three weeks in the Top 10 and became his second consecutive radio hit. It’s fair to say the 29-yearold, Nashville-based singer/ songwriter has told some fine stories over his career – in a variety of genres and with artists including country superstars Big and Rich, Canadian pop star Shawn Desman and One Direction. But he’s not afraid to categorize himself in the country vein. “I’m definitely a country singer, but I grew up listening to everything and I like to write in all genres, so I wanted to push the envelope some and make a record that fell on the far contemporary side of country.” While his amped talents as a multi-genre songwriter make him well-suited to do so, more than anything, his desire to is rooted in a love of performance he’s nurtured since first taking the stage at the Burlington, Ontario, church he attended with his family as a child. Soon enough, he won the

Canadian Open Country Singing Contest and by 15, Tebey had signed a development deal with MCA Records and moved to Nashville with his father to hone his craft as a singer and songwriter. Less than a year later, he landed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music and found himself working on what was intended to be his debut record with producer Bob Rock. On the strength of his 2002 single We Shook Hands (Man to Man), his potential was recognized with a Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Male Country Artist. But while that first single broke the Top 40 US Billboard Country Singles Chart and peaked at number three in Canada, it just wasn’t enough for RCA. So he moved back to Toronto and did whatever he could to stay in business. He soon found success with number one songs like Run, recorded by 2006 Canadian Idol runner up Rex Goudie and Let’s Go, co-written with Shawn Desman, but it was a call from one of his former Nashville-based co-

MODERN SOUNDS – Country singer Tebey brings his collection of hits to the International Beer Haus in Red Deer on March 8. writers that enabled Tebey, once again, to extend his reach internationally. “It literally came out of nowhere. John Rich of Big & Rich just called me up and said, ‘Hey man, we just cut a song you and I wrote’.” The track, Radio, set the stage for both a co-publishing deal with Ole Media Management and Tebey’s return to Nashville in 2007. Since, his songs have been recorded by Canadian artists Emerson Drive, Doc Walker, Chad Brownlee and

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Aaron Pritchett among others. He has also seen his songs recorded outside the country genre, by pop acts like One Direction, FLO RIDA, Shawn Desman and The Veronicas. Recently, he scored his first number one single in the UK, All About Tonight, which was performed by Pixie Lott, and garnered a nomination at the 2012 BRIT Awards for Single of the Year. Meanwhile, there’s no doubt the future is bright with a CD as strong as Two.

Other gems include Take Me Back, kind of a onepast pop/rock tune melded with a touch of country and a lyric that reflects what we can all relate to – looking back to happy, simpler times in life. At the end of the day, he said he enjoys balancing the role of singer and songwriter. “I see no reason why I can’t be fully committed to both. I’m in this for the long haul.”

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CAMERON The crew of the space shuttle Explorer is working on the STS-157 mission. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Kowalsky and Stone have no idea if there is any outgoing or incoming communications with Houston control. The two are left in a precarious position as Stone suddenly becomes untethered with a quickly decreasing oxygen supply on her person meaning that Kowalsky has to retrieve her quickly if she has any chance of survival. Even if he does retrieve her and manage to get some oxygen to her quickly, they then have the difficult task of trying to get to another space station with whatever

equipment is on hand, and from there ultimately get back to Earth. Through the process, they are often left on their own without the other’s assistance, leading to an extreme feeling of isolation which leads to individual questions and ultimate decisions about their own mortality and what may be best for the other at the expense of oneself. Gravity leaves you on the edge of your seat reeling from the nerve-wracking, sentimental and thrilling adventure that amplifies the terror of being totally alone and of the helplessness in outer space. It has the perfect blend of all the elements of a science fiction blockbuster with all the amazing special effects as well with a powerful and subtle story line. Bullock and Clooney worked amazingly together to make this movie seem more realistic and believable. At the recent Academy Awards, Gravity landed seven Oscars in various technical categories. Bullock was also nominated for Best Actress, but lost to Cate Blanchett. This movie left me wondering if they ever would survive and what would happen next. I truly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to any science fiction, suspense and thrill-seeker - they would definitely not be disappointed. Sandra Cameron, of Movie Experts, is a local movie buff.

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

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is currently taking resumes for experienced Production Testing Personnel Email resume to: or fax to (403)346-9420. Must have all valid tickets.


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We are a well established fabrication and repair facility (10 employees) looking for a skilled individual who has: Strong organizational skills, ability to read, relay, modify C.A. D. and engineered drawings, strong mechanical skills for repair of small and large equipment., ability to instruct procedures in Ferrous and non Ferrous welding. We offer a comprehensive benefit program and a starting salary of $70,000/yr. with incentives. Reply in confidence to Box 639, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 email: LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS. Please email resume to or fax 403-340-1246.

PETROFIELD Industries, the Leader in manufacturing Hydrovac trucks, is accepting resumes for the following positions: * General Labourers * Industrial Painters * Sandblasters * Material Handler * Automotive Electrical Technician * Journeyman Welder / Apprentice * 2nd Yr Welder with Aluminum experience Visit our website at: for more details. Our Company has an enthusiastic fast paced working environment, with advancement possibilities for the motivated person, and offers an excellent benefit package. fax 403-742-5544 e-mail:

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403-340-1930 DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

Full Time, 37.5 hours a week. $14.67/hr. to $20.39/hr. Depending Experience The candidate would be responsible for the recruitment of carriers for delivery of Advocate, EMC and CAL routes by various methods incorporated by the Circulation Department. This would include telephone calls, distribution of recruitment flyers, posters, networking, group presentations, advertising, use of social media, along with various other methods. The position would require interviewing, screening and signing up carriers for delivery, along with cold calling. The candidate should have an outgoing personality, along with the ability to multi task. This should be complimented with excellent written and oral presentation skills. The position requires very good organization skills, the ability to work independently and in a group setting. For this position you must have good computer skills, a valid driver’s license with good driving record. A company car may be available during working hours. The candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check. The hours for this position would be Monday to Friday, working every 6th Saturday, 7.5 hours a day, with start times at 10 a.m. or earlier. Please forward resume to: Red Deer Advocate, Attention Doug Sibbet 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Email: Fax: 403-341-4772

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4 FT. ROUND ALL FUR, TEEPEE RUG, mixed colors. $200. 403-347-7405 HOLY Man’s & Medicine Man shield Blackfoot & stoney Indian. approx. 24” to 36” long. These items are generally found in museums or movie sets ($150 for both) 403-347-7405 OSTRICH Belts, New size 36. $80. 403-347-5912 SET of 13 of the Famous Rineheart Indian Portrait from 1898, 17.5 x 22.5”. $130. for all. 403-347-7405 SMALL freezer 34”x 21” $80; guitar $50 403-346-4811

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LLB Angus MARCH 10, 15,2012 2014 MARCH at the farm, Erskine, AB

Offering over 600 head of Quality Angus Cattle Canada’s Largest Angus Production Sale

250 Black Angus, Red Angus & Black Semmie Bulls 150yearling yearlingbulls bulls ‡t150 ‡ year old bulls t100two two-year-old bulls ‡ fall born yearling bullsheifers 350 black & bwf replacement ‡ 120 yearling heifers t100 purebred yearling heifers ‡commercial heifers t50 commercial bred black & bwf heifers t200 commercial black & bwf yearling heifers

LEE & LAURA BROWN Box 217, Erskine, Alberta T0C 1G0 Phone: 403-742-4226 Fax: 403-742-2962 catalogue online FLATLAND RANCH has on offer yearling and 2 year old Gelbvieh Bulls. We have been selling reputable bulls for 15 years Chuck 403-854-6270 PUREBRED red and black Angus bulls. 1 and 2 year olds. Semen tested and delivered. Vicwin farms 403-784-3517, 403-318-7363. RED ANGUS BULLS Yearlings & 2 year olds. Quiet disposition. Delivered. Cripps Cattle Company 403-391-2648

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.


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


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

Grain, Feed Hay


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

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


1722 SQ.FT. 2 storey 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, over-sized dbl. garage. Call Glen 403-588-2231 2 SPEC HOMES Ready for your colours. Can be shown at any time. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. Lacombe. 403-588-8820

NEW HOMES by Mason Martin Homes Kyle, 403-588-2550


1217 sq.ft. duplex. 4 bdrm., $184,900. 403-588-2222


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

Houses For Sale

6 Plexes


Lots For Sale


Pinnacle Estates

(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555

Transportation #5000-5300

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

Antique & Classic Autos


Pinnacle Estates

(Blackfalds) Brand new 2067 sq.ft. fully dev. bi-level w/walk-out bsmt., 4 bdrm., 3 bath, 2 gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings & solid birch cabinets w/granite countertops. 4 stainless appls. And more. $354,900 w/net GST to builder. Immediate poss. For more details call 403-304-5555

Condos/ Townhouses


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


INNISFAIL 2 bdrm. in Acreages newer 4 plex, avail. Apr 1. SMALL Square Hay Bales: 403-506-8730 4 BEDROOM HOME. 1st & 2nd cut. 1600 sq. ft. w/1.5 bathroom SMALL Square Straw Bales and a full basement on 403-784-2276 11 acres of clear flat land. Suites Located 1 mi. from the centre TIMOTHY & Brome square of Chilliwack B.C. In the bales, great for horses, ap- ELNORA, reno’d, 3 bdrm. Beautiful Fraser Valley 60 prox. 60 lbs. put up dry bsmt., $895/mo. incl. all miles East of Vancouver.† and covered, $5/bale utils, immed. $889,000. Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 403-348-6594 Ph. 1-604-793-0171


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


LACOMBE COUNTRY FEED STORE, Come see us at: Buying or Selling 4836 45A St. Lacombe, Ab your home? Pet Food, Horse, Poultry Check out Homes for Sale ALL THE FEED YOUR in Classifieds ANIMALS NEED! NEW CONDO 403-782-3333 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550 4 Plexes/ SMALL Square Barley Straw. Min. 20 bales. 403-340-3061




For Rent #3000 - #3200

Farms/ Land

PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call at anytime. 403-588-8820



Agricultural #2000 - #2290



Poultry Teeny Tiny Morkies extra fluffy and extremely cute! Non shedding, shots done 587-987-3422 or email:

Mobile Lot

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

Auto Wreckers


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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

Misc. Automotive


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


Lacombe Express 23

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Successful Careers Start here

Roads Seasonal Labourers Infrastructure Services

The City of Lacombe is currently seeking Seasonal (May and ending between August and November 2014) Roads Labourers to join our Infrastructure Services Department. This position reports to the Roads Foreman and will perform a variety of duties in support of Infrastructure Services, including: manual labour, performing basic repairs and general maintenance.

Inland Concrete Ltd Requires



Nordstrom Dental is excited to announce that we are nearing completion of our new office in Rimbey, and are seeking friendly, energetic, and dependable team members for the following positions:

The ideal candidate will need to be self motivated, reliable, and responsible, with knowledge of safe work procedures.

Preferred Qualifications: • Experience working with basic hand tools

For their Ponoka & Lacombe locations Class 1 or Class 3 required

• Class 5 Drivers license

No experience required. Will train suitable candidates.

• Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers

• Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions

Please fax resume to: 403-782-3134

• Considerable skill in the proper and safe operation of a variety of hand tools, power tools, and light duty trucks

ATTN: Leonard

or for more information call Leonard 403-588-2834

Wage range $14.42 to $21.20 per hour depending on skills and experience.


Interested candidates are asked to submit an application form or resume by March 7, 2014, stating job applied for to:


Attn: Human Resources City of Lacombe 5432-56 Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9 E-mail: Fax: 403-782-5655

DENTAL HYGIENISTS JANITORS (AFTER HOURS) Both full time and part time are available for all positions. Please email your resume to Dr. Derek Nordstrom at

Ponoka has immediate openings for

Team Members

FT Weekdays - Weekends - Nights Wages $9.95 - $11.00/hr Apply online at fax 403.783.5595 or drop off resume

Application forms can be found at the Lacombe City Office or at Click on City Hall, then Careers & Employment. All applicants are thanked for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates will be required to provide a Driver’s Abstract and a Criminal Records Check.

Service Directory Advertise your service or business here for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week


For All Your Excavation Needs 403.782.3437

Home Farm & Ranch Memorials

Red Deer, AB

403.343.1672 1.800.909.9927 76599F7-E2

PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY •Travel Vaccination's •Ostomy Supplies •Shingles Vaccine •Compounding •Breast Pump Rentals

Home Farm & Ranch Memorials



One Block West Of Superstore

5049 Parkwood Road, Blackfalds Phone:

403-600-2280 Fax:


•Skidsteer Services •Gravel Hauling •Excavating • Snow Removal Now Available


Your Quality Excavating Solution

24 Lacombe Express

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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FRIDAY, March 7 to THURSDAY, March 13



Country Morning Gold Breaded Chicken Nuggets

Reg. Price



works out to




Limit of 2 BOGO Deals

Dofino Havarti Deli Cheese

Sweet & Juicy Imported

2 each



Betty Crocker Hamburger or Tuna Helper

450g Limit of 2 BOGO Deals

works out to


1 each .39

Co-op Gold Shredded Cheese

Reg. Price 5lb Bag - No. 1 Grade, Produce of Canada/ U.S.A


Honey Nut, Original or Multigrain 260-330g Limit of 2 BOGO Deals

works out to


1 each .49

Breyers Classic Frozen Dessert


each 1.99

Reg. Price


works out to


each 1.99

340g Limit of 2 BOGO Deals

works out to


3 each .49

Reg. Price


1.66L Limit of 2 BOGO Deals

Selected Varieties - No Gluten, No Allergens, No Compromise - 125-175g

works out to


each 3.49

works out to



works out to


each 2.64

Central Alberta Co-op’s great customers give back!

Reg. Price

- Selected Varieties

Reg. Price

Piller's Simply Free Sliced Meats

Reg. Price




Selected Varieties 200g


General Mills Cheerios

works out to

Kraft Dinner

Reg. Price works out to

Russet Potatoes

Reg. Price

Mini Watermelon

Reg. Price

Strips or Burgers - Frozen Selected Sizes

Alpine Grain Bread

each 7.49

Limit of 2 BOGO Deals

Co-op Gold Tomatoes Leenell Harding – Lacombe Food Manager – Christina Petrisor – Library Manager.

A cheque was presented to the Mary C. Moore Public Library for $1300.00! These were the proceeds from our Book Exchange Program. Thanks to all of our customers who use this program.


Reg. Price

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each 1.39






Central Alberta Co-op English Estates Centre – Lacombe 403-782-6200 Open Daily until 9pm

It’s !!! BACK in prizes and discounts

No purchase necessary. See stores for details and official rules.

Lacombe Express, March 06, 2014  

March 06, 2014 edition of the Lacombe Express

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