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ACHIEVEMENT: Lacombe resident reflects on his experience at the recent Boston Marathon – PG 17

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St. Andrew’s to raise funds for Guatemala project Latin American music group Compadres concert is set for May 10th BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express


he Compadres, a Latin American music group, is coming to Lacombe on May 10th to help with a very special project. Geke Brunnie and Sherill Moore, both members of St. Andrew’s United Church, said that the church is hosting the concert to raise funds for a project they support in Guatemala. Moore said the organizers thought Latin American music would go well with the beneďŹ t for the project. “We thought it would be a good ďŹ t,â€? said Moore. Brunnie added that the show is for a very important cause that needs the support of the community to succeed. “We are hoping everyone comes out and enjoys the concert.â€? This project that St. Andrew’s supports is called Fraternidad. Fraternidad is a project that works mostly with Mayan women to help them improve their quality of life. Many of the women that Fraternidad works with are not educated at all. Brunnie said that most of them are illiterate. There are many strategies Fraternidad uses. With the support and money they get from St. Andrew’s United Church and other organizations, they give training to young women in a variety of subjects. They also have micro-loan projects and food security projects as well. Fraternidad is supported by the whole of the United Church as an organization, but St. Andrew’s United Church piggy-backs off that larger project and also supports another smaller project at the Maya Clinic, which is in the same area of Guatemala, that trains women to be midwives. Every few years, a group from St. Andrew’s travels to Guatemala to present the moneys to the projects and check up on how things are going. Brunnie and Moore both participated in a 10day trip to Guatemala to learn more about the Fraternidad project two years ago. Brunnie said she got involved with the trip because she enjoyed

WELCOMING WEAVERS - Geke Brunnie (centre), a member of the St. Andrew’s United Church, poses with a group of weavers trained by the Fraternidad project in Guatemala.

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traveling and living abroad and had done so many times in the past and even worked as a volunteer for two years in Israel. Moore said she and her husband had recently joined the St. Andrew’s parish because it was so involved in outreach projects and the timing worked out well for them to partake in the trip. Moore said it was interesting to see what some of the women involved in the project were doing with their micro-loans. She said that one woman used her loan to buy a piglet, raised it, sold it and then used the money to buy two more piglets. She then raised and sold the two piglets and used that money to buy a

calf. Slowly, she began to build herself a farm. Another woman bought chickens with her micro-loan. With the eggs from her chickens, she was able to start a bakery and also sold eggs for some extra money on the side, Moore said. Brunnie commented on how the women beneďŹ tting from Fraternidad were getting more than a few basic skills. They were getting basic skills that enabled them to do things that were previously impossible, things we in Canada take for granted. “When you cannot read or write, you are so behind in everything,â€? said Brunnie. “They have nothing.â€? Brunnie went on to say that

once the women learned a few basic skills, like reading and writing, they gained some conďŹ dence and self-esteem as well. Moore added that the skills from Fraternidad were also helping women educate themselves about the world around them. She mentioned a program that had taken place around the time they visited Guatemala which taught the women how to vote and why they should vote for which candidates. Both Brunnie and Moore said that the trip was “amazingâ€? and it was interesting to get to see the project at work up close. Both of them said the best part was seeing how passionate the people were to learn more and how

dedicated they were to improving themselves. “They have done so much with what they have,� said Moore. “They have stretched their pennies so far, it is just amazing.� Brunnie added that it was eye opening to see how much could be accomplished with just a little bit of help. “It really makes you aware of what you can do. It was really rewarding.� Tickets for the Compadres fundraiser concert are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and are available at St. Andrew’s and Sunny 94 or call Tom at 403-3419348. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church.


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Farmers’ Market to have new venue this season BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Lacombe’s Farmers’ Market will be held in a new location this season. After concerns about safety at the Market’s usual location in Michener Park, the Lacombe Farmers’ Market Committee has decided to move it to the arena parking lot, closer to the centre of the City. However, Lacombe Farmers’ Market Manager Kit Glimm said she and the committee are not happy about the move. “That was an ideal location for us,� said Glimm,

speaking of the Michener Park location. “I’m hoping that it’s not going to be permanent.â€? The City of Lacombe, which owns the land used by the Market in the past at Michener Park, is requiring the Market to move because of site prep work being done in the same area to facilitate a possible new hotel coming to Lacombe. City of Lacombe Director of Infrastructure Matthew Goudy said that workers will be moving a lot of dirt and ďŹ ll around the site at the same time that the Market would be taking place

and a lot of heavy truck trafďŹ c would be in the area. Not only would this make it logistically difďŹ cult to manage trafďŹ c from both sites, it wouldn’t be safe for shoppers or vendors at the Market. “Given the amount of vehicles that will be coming and going, especially heavy construction vehicles, we don’t think it would be safe to have a farmers’ market going on essentially in the middle of a construction zone,â€? said Goudy. After informing the committee the Farmers’ Market would not be able to take



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place at Michener Park this year, the City provided the Market with two alternative options. Glimm said the committee decided to hold the Market at the arena parking lot as opposed to the alternate location, the Lacombe Memorial Centre parking lot, because she believes the arena location offers more space. “It’s the better of the two locations they have given us.â€? While safety is the biggest reason that the Market will not be at Michener Park this year, Glimm said the City has been trying to get the Market to move downtown since 2012, strongly encouraging the Farmers’ Market to be set up at the LMC. “They want to revitalize that downtown,â€? said Glimm. Guy Lapointe, community and economic development manager for the City of Lacombe, said there are indeed many possible beneďŹ ts to the Market moving nearer the centre of the City. He said the increased foot-trafďŹ c downtown could see more shoppers

coming to the Market and the other business in the centre of the City may see increased trafďŹ c as a spinoff from the markets as well. Lapointe and Goudy went on to say that, while many markets on the outskirts of cities (like the Lacombe market) have been very successful, there are also several examples of highly successful markets in downtown cores as well in locations like Edmonton and Saskatoon. “Communities that have vibrant farmers’ markets, they are happening downtown,â€? said Goudy. As it is necessary for the market to be relocated for at least this season anyway because of safety concerns, Goudy and Lapointe both said it should serve as a convenient opportunity to test out whether or not the Market truly does work and if these beneďŹ ts are worth relocating it. Glimm said she would not be against moving downtown if there was a location that could accommodate the semi-trucks, cube vans and other large

vehicles that come in for the Market. However, she also said she is not willing to work with the City on ďŹ nding or developing a more amicable solution because she does not believe such a site exists. Glimm said that she is upset the Market could not be held at least until the end of May at the Michener Park location, as she had previously hoped, because there has already been advertising for the Market at that location done. She also said she is afraid she will lose vendors because of the change to what she said is a less-thandesirable venue without enough space. Goudy said the City knows that there will in fact be enough space for the Market at the alternate locations because of detailed mapping and knowledge of the areas. Lapointe added that the Market is welcome to use a private location if they desire or come to the City with another alternate location should they ďŹ nd one more suitable.





Council of the Town of Blackfalds has given first reading to By-law No. 1177/14, the purpose of which is to amend the Land Use Bylaw 1081/09 by adopting a Direct Control District # 3 for the commercial property located at the SW corner of Womacks Road and Leung Road in accordance with the attached plans.

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

A copy of the proposed By-laws and all public documents applicable to the proposed Bylaw may be inspected at the Town Office during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. The Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds, on Tuesday, May 13 commencing at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving comments from any interested parties on the proposed amendments to the Land Use By-law. Any person present at the Public Hearing wishing to make a presentation will be given the opportunity to do so. If unable to attend the Hearing, a person can submit written comments to the Town Office. Such comments must be received by the Town no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the Hearing. For further information, please contact the undersigned at (403) 885-6237. Terry Topolnitsky Planning and Development Manager

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The best quality of plants found at Wolf’s Botanical By Erin Fawcett Lacombe Express


Central Alberta greenhouse is proud to offer the best of quality plants for garden enthusiasts. Wolf’s Botanical Greenhouses and Nurseries have been operating for 29 years and continue to grow and expand. The 2014 season opens on May 1 at the Greenhouse. “We love what we do and we take great pride in what we do.” Said Ingrid Hainzmann co-owner of Wolf’s Botanical Greenhouses and Nurseries. The greenhouse is located just 8 kms (5 mi) east of Lacombe on Hwy. 12 and 1.5 kms (1 mi) south on the Prentiss Rd. In addition to their location, Wolf’s Botanical Greenhouses and Nurseries can also be found at both the Lacombe and Red Deer Farmers Market. Each year, every flower is carefully planted by hand. Wolf’s Botanical offers the highest quality of plants by using organic fertilizer and biological insects for pest control. Wolf’s Botanical does not use

any chemical sprays in the greenhouse. Not only do Wolf’s Botanical Greenhouse and Nurseries offer the best in quality of annual flowers, they also offer perennials, potted woody shrubs and trees, tomatoes, mini vegetable gardens, roses, hanging baskets, custom planters, potting soil, peat moss and organic fertilizer. Wolf’s also has in bulk: shredded bark mulch, compost and black soil. Other services offered by Wolf’s Botanical include: landscape design and consultation, full landscape construction including sidewalks, retaining walls, patios and fire pits, tree moving with a 54” tree spade, yard pruning, tree removal and large Nursery grown Calliper trees for sale. “When people come out to the greenhouse, it is very welcoming and we have very friendly and helpful staff. We have people on hand who can help design a yard or acreage,” said Hainzmann. One of the newest ventures at Wolf’s

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Botanical is the offering of a ‘Wedding Island’ for couples to get married on the property. Situated amongst natural landscape, the ‘Wedding Island’ can accommodate; Bridal Party and as many as 300 guests. They can use the surrounding property for photos as well. “The weddings have been very successful and we have enjoyed being able to offer that opportunity to Brides and Grooms because we have a very beautiful space,” said Hainzmann. Wolf’s also supplies flowers annually for the City of Lacombe, Red Deer College as well as numerous golf courses and businesses in the Central Alberta area.

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Blair Collins to offer tips on taking care of yourself BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express When caring for someone else, it is important to take care of yourself too. That is the message Blair Collins hopes to deliver on May 6th when he visits Lacombe to deliver a presentation entitled, ‘Take a Deep Breath: Taking care of YOU!’ Collins said the presentation focuses on helping those in caring professions spot signs that they may be burning out and find ways to deal with those symptoms before they get out of control. “In the past, it’s almost considered that part of being a professional is not getting involved or having feelings and reactions to the stories or situations you hear or see on a daily basis,” said Collins. “And what we know is that they take their toll.”

At its most basic, the presentation is about not letting yourself get burnt out as a care provider. Collins said people in these professions often put their own needs last. As a result, their own health can suffer. “The danger is for health care professionals and helping individuals who are so focused on the work they are less mindful of what’s going on in themselves,” said Collins. When this happens Collins said fatigue becomes a factor, caregivers can become depressed and can even become victim to physical ailments as well. He added these problems often lead to professional caregivers leaving the profession. “Especially in the fields of social work and nursing, the turnover rate is really high because people do burn themselves out. They will often leave the profes-

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in their position because their charges are not being adequately cared for either. Culture is a contributing factor to this problem as well, said Collins. He said part of his workshop also looks at the cultural factors that drive people to become workaholics and what they can do about it.


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“It is not uncommon for people with entry-level jobs to have second jobs to support themselves. The other thing is various organizations are being asked to deliver more services with less money and resources which puts additional pressure on workers. I think all of these folks could benefit.” While the presentation is designed for professional care workers, non-professionals who are in a caring position, like someone caring for a disabled family member, can also benefit from the presentation. “Anyone who’s at all involved in a helping capacity (can benefit from this presentation),” said Collins. “Teachers, nurses, paramedics, social workers, homecare workers, folks who are involved in caring for other people in whatever capacity.” Collins is a registered social worker with nearly

three decades of experience. He said he has worked in some pretty heavy-duty environments himself in the past and knows firsthand the dangers of burning out. Today, Collins enjoys using his experience with other people so they can use his knowledge to avoid his mistakes. “Hopefully they can strike a better balance with their professional careers earlier rather than later.” Collins added he has been involved with training for several years now. He has now done this presentation about half a dozen times and is looking forward to bringing it to Lacombe. The Taking Care of YOU! Workshop will be hosted by the Lacombe Palliative Care Society and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 for current Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association members and $65 for non-members.



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OPINION Being informed As we strive to be Lacombe and Blackfalds’ premiere source for local news, we charge ourselves with being a fair, unbiased source for factual information. That means putting our own opinions aside when we write stories (apart from those that appear on this page and our other opinion pieces of course) and not try to influence our readers in one way or the other or pursue any agenda of our own. However, there is one agenda that the Express and every newspaper in the world should pursue. That agenda is the promotion of this message - inform yourself. As opinion pieces published previously in our paper have mentioned before, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Sometimes, it is difficult to sort out fact from fiction and identify what is misinformation and what isn’t. That’s why it is important

not to believe everything you see or read and research anything that seems fishy. When people are misinformed, bad things happen. There is nothing more frustrating than listening to an uninformed person talk at length about something they think they know about when in reality their information comes from myths, lies and misconceptions. Don’t be that uninformed person. As the Canadian punk band Propagandhi said, adapted from the ageold saying, “Knowledge is power, arm yourself.” It is also important when researching things and arming yourself with knowledge to keep an open mind. A belief you previously held may turn out to be untrue and you may discover that an opinion you held on a certain issue is not as rational as you originally perceived. As another great musical artist, K’naan said, again

adapted from another ancient saying, “Any man who knows a thing knows he knows not a damn damn thing at all.” No one knows every-

thing. That includes you and it also includes the sources of the information you are researching. That’s why, in order to be a well-informed, well-

rounded person, it is essential to gather information on any topic from a number of different sources and never to solely trust just one.

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This is an exciting time for the residents of Blackfalds! With winter retreating and spring taking hold residents are getting outside to enjoy our many recreational parks and trails; especially our new Abbey Centre with all it has to offer.


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While spending time at the Centre I see there is a refreshed sense of community for our Town. Along with these exciting times comes an increased responsibility for the waste we all generate. Whether we are a small family, or a large business, everyone must do their part to reduce, reuse, recycle and repurpose. Gone are the days when we could bury our garbage and forget about it. There has been too many of us that have turned a blind eye to this very serious, daily, global pollution. A number of years ago, as a Council, we decided to break away from the Lacombe County Commission and to date have grown our programs, owned and man-

aged our own solid waste transfer station and currently transport all our solid waste to Red Deer at a cost. We are continually looking at ways to improve our service levels while ensuring that the utility customers’ money is being well spent, this holds true for the path we are taking with our new solid waste management bylaw. In the summer of 2012 we engaged a consultant to assist us in developing our waste reduction strategy which included outlining our current processes and assisting in developing a solid waste management plan that will take us into the future. The plan was completed and a number of recommendations were outlined, including a bag limit, a stronger emphasis on composting and zero-scaping. It was also recommended that a community-based social marketing plan be developed which included public surveys, potential environmental stewardship programs and correct labelling of waste containers. Some of the first recommendations that we put in place included adding another day for pickup and increasing our transfer station hours from part time to full time. We also decided to hire a full time operator for the Transfer Sta-

tion and will be installing a touch pad automatic gate system to help with busy days while ensuring our residents have access to this facility. We spent a considerable amount of time and effort in developing a yard waste program complete with free yard waste stickers available for pick up at the Town office. We are anticipating an even stronger participation in the program this year from last. After review of the plan, public surveys and many discussions in Council, we decided to move forward with an automatic cart system for waste and recycling. This program will address many of the existing issues that exist with manual pickup and introduce a bag limit for waste. The recycling cart provides graphics on the cart itself which indicates what to put in the recycling stream and will limit the collection materials blowing around. These carts will also allow us to develop future programs such as alternating waste, recycling and composting pickup weeks, and introduction of a kitchen waste program. With technology built into the carts such as RFID tags and bar codes we will be able to better track the dumping and location of these carts in the near future. The first 600 automatic waste

and recycling carts will be rolled out to 300 residents starting in the first week in May! These residents will be our test group to use the new carts and provide feedback to administration. We will then take this feedback and make any adjustments needed to the current program prior to rolling out the remainder of the carts to all residents. By the end of summer, all residents in Blackfalds will be using these carts. I would recommend that everyone take the time to educate themselves with the instructions and maps enclosed with the carts and keep an eye on the web site and facebook for further information. I encourage you to utilise the spring and fall clean up, yard waste, recycling and private composting purchase programs we currently have in place. The Town really appreciates all the public’s feedback on this program and waste management as a whole. On behalf of all the councillors, we want to thank the public who came out for the public hearing or have called into the office to discuss this program and all our services offered in this great town we call home. Let’s all do our part to put waste, recycling and yard waste in its place. Melodie Stol is the Mayor of Blackfalds.

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Bible is a package that should be opened Back in the year 2000, Hollywood made a movie called Cast Away. It’s a drama about a FedEx employee, played by Tom Hanks, who gets stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes on a flight over the South Pacific. The movie depicts his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of the plane’s cargo, as well as his eventual escape and return to society. A number of years ago, during the Super Bowl, FedEx ran a commercial that was a spoof of the movie Cast Away. Looking like the bedraggled Hanks in the movie, the FedEx employee in the commercial goes up to the door of a suburban home with a package in his hand. When the lady comes to the door, he explains that he had survived five years on a deserted island, and during that whole time he kept a parcel that he was now delivering to her. She gives him a simple, “Thank you.” But the FedEx guy is curious about what’s in the package that he has been protect-


MacGillivray ing all this time. He says, “If I may ask, what is in that package?” She opens it and shows him the contents, saying, “Oh, nothing really… just a satellite telephone, a global positioning device, a compass, a water purifier, and some seeds.” Just like the contents in that package, the same is true about what’s contained in the Bible. The resources for growth and strength are available to everyone who takes advantage of them. That’s because the Bible is more than just an ordinary book. It is the living word of the living God! In the New Testament book of 2 Timothy 3, verse 16, it tells us that all the very words of the Bible are inspired by God and are useful for a number of

things. First, the Bible was given to teach us. It teaches us things like who God is, about His love for us, how we can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and what our purpose in life is. Second, the Bible reproves. It shows us what we really are like – what God sees when He looks at us. The absolute honesty of God’s word is one of the supernatural elements that proves that the Bible is the word of God. Third, the Bible corrects us. It straightens us out when we get off the path. God corrects us so we can live His best with the result of growing and becoming mature in our relationship with Him. Fourth, the Bible prepares us to live God’s way. It says it’s useful for training in righteousness. It trains us up from baby Christians to become strong followers of Christ. When we turn to the standard of God’s word and allow it to do its work of teaching and reproving and correcting and instructing; when we turn

away from the world’s standards and turn to the one true standard for righteous, Christ-like living - then we’ll find that it matures us so that we can do what God created and saved us to do. But there’s one other important thing about the Bible, which is really the starting point for each one of us, and that’s its life-transforming power – the ability to change lives. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.” This verse tells us that when we trust Jesus Christ alone for our salvation, a life changing transformation occurs. It marks a new beginning and the promise of spending eternity in heaven. The message of this new life is a message of supreme hope for all who believe in Christ – not just a head knowledge, but a heart knowledge. Have you experienced a spiritual new beginning? Bill MacGillivray is the pastor at Parkside Alliance Church.

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No roundabouts for City BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express

You are invited to our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, May 22 @ 6pm - Lacombe Memorial Centre Supper will be served! All supporters, funders, volunteers, BBBS families & public welcome to attend. Want to learn more about BBBS? This is for you! Please RSVP -

City council has decided that Lacombe is not quite ready for roundabouts as traffic controls. At a regular meeting of council on April 14, council instructed administration to look into installing a roundabout at the intersection of 54th Ave. and 50th St. (instead of installing signal lights as previously outlined in the Transportation Master Plan) after hearing a presentation from local resident Carolyn Cave about the benefits of roundabouts as opposed to stop lights. On April 28th at a subsequent council meeting, administration presented a report to council which stated that, while school buses and emergency vehicles would be able to navigate such a roundabout installed at that location, large trucks would not. Such vehicles would be able to travel straight through the roundabout (northsouth, east-west or vice-versa) but would not be able to turn in the roundabout. Councillor Grant Harder agreed that there was not sufficient space for a roundabout at this location. “It’s just, in my thinking, too tight – too tight a space,” said Harder. Councillor Reuben Konnik agreed. “I agree that we should stay the course,” said Konnik. “It’s just too small.” With this knowledge and the fact that this intersection is located on the City’s trucking route, administration recom-

mended that council not make a resolution to install such a roundabout at the intersection. Instead, council voted to accept the report as information only. “While the residents’ assertions about the benefits are very valid and there are a lot of benefits, we don’t think that this location at this time is viable,” said Director of Infrastructure Matthew Goudy. While council decided not to make changes to the original plan and install Lacombe’s first roundabout at this location, both administration and council expressed their desire to try using roundabouts at some point in Lacombe’s future. Both parties also noted that they recognized the benefits of roundabouts as well. “I certainly think it’s something we should consider in the future,” said Harder. One benefit that Cave had pointed out in her earlier presentation is that stop lights are only practical during times of high traffic. If high traffic is not consistent at an intersection, the lights are only a hindrance. Councillor Wayne Armishaw wanted to know if there were ways to program the lights so that they accounted for the lulls in traffic at the intersection. Goudy said that the light systems used by the City currently use motion sensors to help adjust to changes in traffic flow. “It’s not that it’s set at specific phasing for 8 a.m. to 9 a.m and 3 to 4 p.m., but it automatically adjusts,” said Goudy.

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Thank you to Ken & the Ambassador Bowling Centre!!!

A special thank you hug to all of our amazing volunteers! Lacombe Alberta Christian High School Basketball Teams, Servus Blackfalds, Control Tech, Pat & Goldie, BBBS Board of Directors & all the other amazing volunteers that joined our forces to help make the magic happen!!! We you!!!!

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fyi EVENTS 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 Palliative Care Society and Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association. For more information call 403-782-45534 or 403-2069938 or visit The Compadres – James Keelaghan and Oscar Lopez (the Compadres) are playing Saturday May 10 at St. Andrew’s United Church. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Tickets are available at St. Andrew’s and Sunny 94 or call Tom at 403-341-9348. Proceeds to go towards humanitarian projects in Guatemala. Lacombe Hospital Auxiliary bake sale, tea and raffle - May 14th at the Hospital and Care Centre. Bake sale begins at 2 p.m. and the tea at 2:30 p.m. All proceeds go to buying equipment for the hospital. Lacombe Farmers’ Market – This year’s market season begins May 16. The Lacombe Farmers’ Market will be held in a new location, the arena parking lot at 5429-53 St. Markets run every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until October. Call 403-782-4772.

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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

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

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 (June-

Affirm – Providing safe and confidential support to people of all sexual orientation, their families and friends. Meetings in Lacombe. For more information contact Marg at 403-782-1887 or Ross at 403-782-3148.

MEETINGS The Lacombe Hospital Auxiliary meets the first Thursday

value up to $25

Come for lunch, Stay for pie!

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403-789-1234 5331 51 Ave. Lacombe 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. Quilting and crafts – held at Blackfalds United Church on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Help make quilts or bring your own quilt/craft to work on. Visit or call 403885-4780 for more information.

Kozy Korner Seniors Centre Dinners – every Tuesday at noon.

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.

Real Men Sing Barbershop! The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is a chorus for males of all ages who love to sing four-part a cappella harmony. We are a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony

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.

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


Annual Spring BBQ and Cabaret – May 31. Supper begins at 6:30 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Featuring music from The Spy Hill House Band. Tickets $45. Contact Kathy at 403-782-4194. Advance tickets only by May 28.

Lacombe Dance Lessons - social and choreographed ballroom dancing. Traditional two-step or Cha Cha/Jive. For details phone Cliff at 403-782-4094.

with live music. $2 admission. Contact Henry at 403-789-3738.

Lacombe Legion Old Time Dances – second and fourth Friday of every month. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

September). Last Thursday of the month is girls only. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. and activities run at the YU-Turn Youth Centre. Drop in Pool Tournament runs every Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lacombe Hotel. Circle of Friends - free weekly supper for the community, nutritious meals for anyone interested. It runs at Bethel Christian Reformed Church. Taoist Tai Chi - a relaxing, low impact exercise; continuing classes year round, for those who have completed beginners or have learned Taoist Tai Chi before. Participate in classes of your choice. Available in Red Deer, Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House, and Innisfail. Contact 403-3466772 for more information. 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.

Located in one of Lacombe’s most beautiful heritage homes of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the Education Room at the hospital. New members welcome. For more information, call Rilla at 403-782-6165.

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

ship to help you once again live a life filled with meaning and purpose, an earnest life. There are no councillors present, only a facilitator to help keep conversations moving. W.H.O.L.E meets monthly and is open to widows of all ages. Space is limited, so please phone to book a spot. Refreshments will be served. Call 403-550-4508. 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 403-782-9968 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! Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Joanne at 403-314-1972. The Parkinson’s Society Education and Support Group runs the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Davenport Church of Christ. 403-346-4463.

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CLASSIFIEDS To place an ad, call Toll Free: 1.877.223.3311 or email:

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69 F. kind, generous, loves to cuddle, positive thinker, seeks M. nondrinker, w/same qualities. Reply to Box 1088, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., R. D., AB T4R 1M9 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!



COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-396-8298 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS



1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC. immediately requires an


to provide various office duties including; • Reception duties, including answering the phones • Maintaining files and filing paper work ect. • Assist with equipment maintenance • Some accounting and data entry • Other duties as needed The successful candidate must be organized, have a positive attitude and experience a definite asset. Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeanine: Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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CLASS 1 driver for mixed farm operation. F/T, Email: Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

Is seeking permanent exp’d full & part time LINE 1ST RATE ENERGY COOKS. We offer a comSERVICES INC., petitive wage, fast paced, a growing Production friendly work environment. Testing company, based If you have exceptional out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes work ethics and a passion for cooking please email for the following positions: your resume to or * Experienced drop off in person. Consideration will be given to Production Testing those who are avail. for a * Day Supervisors variety of shifts. * Night Operators RAMADA INN & SUITES * Experienced req’s. Permanent Room Production Testing Attendants. Exp. not nec. will train. Approx. 35 - 40 Assistants hrs/wk. Rate: $12.75 $14/hr. Duties incl’d but If you are a team player not limited to: vacuuming, interested in the oil and dusting, washing floors, gas industry, please making beds, empty trash, submit your resume, disinfecting & cleaning current driver’s abstract Farm Work bathrooms. Performance and current safety based bonus program. cates to the following: Faberdale Dairies Ltd. certifiFax Must be fluent with verbal 403-887-4750 is in need of 3 Dairy Farm l& written English, be Workers (NOC 8431); physically fit. Applicants or contact Jeanine at F/T-Permanent; may apply in person at 403-887-2147 $12.37/hour; 10 hours/day, 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer 50 hours/week, Shift work T4P 3T5 or fax 403-342-4433 Please specify position between 7:00AM-5:30PM or email: when replying to this ad. and 3:00PM-1:00AM; 1-2 varied days off per week; We would like to thank all Duties: Milking cows; those candidates who Operate, maintain and apply, however only clean milking equipment; Trades qualifi ed personnel will Handle, feed and care for be contacted. dairy herd and young stock; Perform other relatCLASS 1 driver w/5 yrs. ed farm duties as required; exp. and oilfield tickets. Some secondary school Email resume: jkinsella education is required; Basic farm knowledge in all aspect of milk producLINE LOCATOR tion; At least 1 year work ASSISTANT experience; Mail or E-mail resume: Employer : Faber- First Aid, H2S and PSTS, valid driver’s licence req’d. C & C COATINGS in dale Dairies Ltd.; Work/ Need to be physically fit. Innisfail is seeking F/T Business Location: R.R. Resume by fax Sandblasters and Painters #1, Tees, Alberta, Canada 403-227-1398 or email exp. with Endura an asset. T0C 2N0; E-mail: Competitive wages and; benefits. Fax resume to: Phone: 403-704-0383 Tired of Standing? 403-227-1165. Find something to sit on DAIRY equipment supplier in Classifieds Hair looking for a detail oriented Stylists PARTS PERSON/ LOCAL SERVICE CO. LABOURER in Red Deer REQ’S EXP. ADAM & EVE UNISEX Strong computer skills and VACUUM TRUCK In the Parkland Mall clean Class 5 req. OPERATOR is seeking P/T / F/T Competitive wage and Must have Class 3 licence HAIR STYLISTS benefits package. Email w/air & all oilfield tickets. Please drop off resume: lindsay@ Fax resume w/drivers resume in person. abstract to 403-886-4475 WE are looking for a F/T or FT MACHINIST – P/T journeyman or ROCKY MTN. HOUSE apprentice hairstylist for Restaurant/ 4TH YR. APPRENTICE busy family salon in OR JOURNEYMAN Hotel Lacombe. Great wages Machinist W/ Red Seal and benefits packages. Position requires a HIGH CAMERON BAY Bring resume to Hairapy at degree of skill operating HOLDINGS INC. Lacombe Center Mall manual Lathes, Milling o/a McDonald’s in Red Deer Machines & Drill Press. Gasoline Alley East and Public/Co-worker West is now hiring F/T & P/T communications a must; Food Service Supervisors. Oilfield welding skills an asset. Wages are $12.50 to $13.50/hr, CNC experience NOT depending on experience required. Competitve and availability. Candidates wages and benefits. must be able to work a variety of shifts and have 3 Please fax: 403-844-2634 to 5 yrs. previous experience or email: in fast food and supervisor Only successful applicants will be contacted. exp. Must be able to superNOW HIRING vise crew of up to 20 people PAINTER F/T Well Testing Personnel at one time. Part time Commercial/Residential Experienced Supervisors applications will be Brush/Roll Application. & Operators accepted from Canadians Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. Must have valid applicable and Permanent Residents Contact Drew at CCL tickets currently living in Canada. 403-596-1829 Email: lstouffer@ Apply in person at 37479 or 37428 Hwy 2, W.R.SCOTT Equipment RED Deer based acid Red Deer, or email resume requires a driver yard to: hauling company looking person for small compact or fax to 403-783-4251. for Class 1 truck drivers. equipment yard. Top industry wages and email resume to: benefits package. Please Looking for a new pet? dbevan@ fax resume and drivers Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet. abstract to 403-346-3766 or fax 1-780-440-1771






INNISFAIL PETROFIELD Industries, WE ARE OPENING OUR the Leader in manufacturing NEW GROCERY STORE Hydrovac trucks, is accepting IN PENHOLD. resumes for the following Now accepting applications for positions: * General Labourers DELI MANAGER * Industrial Painters PRODUCE MANAGER * Sandblasters Must have previous * Material Handler experience in these * Automotive Electrical departments. Requires Technician strong work ethics, be able * Journeyman Welder / to lead a team and work Apprentice under direct supervision of * 2nd Yr Welder with store manager. Fax Aluminum experience resume to 403-885-5231 or call Visit our website at: Gerry 403-885-5223 for more details. Our Company has an Truckers/ enthusiastic fast paced Drivers working environment, with advancement possibilities for the motivated person, CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d for moving equipment. and offers an excellent Resumes to be dropped off benefit package. fax at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. 403-742-5544 Cres. Red Deer. e-mail: F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. QUICKLINE CRANE INC. preferred. In person to Key in Blackfalds Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. is looking for a Red Deer. MOBILE CRANE & NEED EXPERIENCED HOISTING OPERATOR Class 1 drivers for short with experience. and long haul. Full Time. Must be a minimum third Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba year apprentice & have & BC. Please call good knowledge of truck PROMAX TRANSPORT mount & all terrain cranes. at 227-2712 or fax resume Competitive salaries w/abstract 403-227-2743 includes benefits. Must have a Class 1 license. RED Deer based acid Please submit all resumes hauling company looking for Class 1 truck drivers. by email to: Top industry wages and benefits package. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to 403-346-3766 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! Business



Carpenters & 2nd to 4th Yr. Apprentices

Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

W.R.SCOTT Equipment a company dealing in compact equipment is looking for a representative to handle equipment, parts, sales & equipment rentals. Applicant must have a valid driver’s licence, basic computer knowledge is an asset. Please send resume to: dbevan@ or fax 1-780-440-1771



BE YOUR OWN LOTTO. Start up online business at no cost. Email: with contact details for more information. Enjoy a career in the gifting business with The original basket boutique! We are growing in Red Deer and Alberta. 780.416.2530 or

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Start your career! See Help Wanted

Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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


Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m. Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316

PENHOLD Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the

RED DEER ADVOCATE Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m.

Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver. Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 * Adults * Youths * Seniors *

Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week

SPRINGBROOK The papers arrive ready to deliver.

NO COLLECTING! Phone Loren at 403-314-4316

************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300

* Adults * Youths * Seniors *

Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week

INNISFAIL The papers arrive ready to deliver. NO COLLECTING!

Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300

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WEED SPRAYER required. No experience necessary. Must have valid Class 5 Drivers License. Fax resume to 403-227-5099 or email to

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Start your career! See Help Wanted Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

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Careers Gull Lake Golf Course

Hiring Seasonal Employees (May – Sept.) Part - Full Time. For either clubhouse staff or course maintenance staff. Must be 18 years of age or older. Drop Resume off at Gull Lake Golf Course.

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GED Preparation

Would you like to take the GED in your community? • • • • • • • •

Red Deer Rocky Mtn. House Rimbey Hanna Drumheller Innisfail Paintearth Drayton Valley Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.


Contact Eamon or Carla McCann 403-843-3322 Family owned and operated since 1974, Trail Appliances is one of the leading independent appliance retailers in Western Canada. Trail offers excellent training & a competitive compensation & benefit plan. We are currently looking to expand our workforce at our Red Deer location 2823 Bremner Ave.

Sungold Specialty Meats Ltd.

Located in Innisfail Alberta is currently recruiting for the following positions:

• Labourers • • Meat Butchers/Cutters • We are looking for team players, willing and able to work in both slaughter and fabrication depts. Previous experience in the food industry, meat processing an asset but not necessary. We provide on the job training. Steady year round employment and job rotation. Competitive wages starting @ $14.25/hr with the potential to earn $19.50/hr plus performance related bonus potential. Full benefits program including registered pension plan. For more information or to apply you can: Visit our website @ Fax: 403-227-1661 Attn: Ashley Ford HR Coordinator In person @ 4312-51 Street Innisfail, Alberta T4G-1A3 Email:

Service Coordinator Contract Sales Administrator Customer Service Representative-P/T Trail is always looking for people who want opportunities to grow, take initiative and work well within a team environment. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career with Trail Appliances, please submit your resume and cover letter stating the position you are applying for to: reddeerjobs or by fax: (403)342-7168. We thank all interested applicants; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates.

Eavestroughing MOONWALKERS is seeking Active and Energetic Mature individuals for rewarding Part-Time and Full-Time CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITIONS at our facility in the Village of Alix. Duties include but not limited to: • Front desk reception • Cash receipting • Party room reservations • Light cleaning Quali¿cations: • Experienced cashier or familiarity with cash reconciliation procedures • Experience working with the general public especially children • Ability to work independently at times • Ability to be remain tactful and calm at all times Candidates must be available to work day, evening and weekend shifts. Successful Candidates will be subject to a Criminal Record check. WHMIS and First Aid training will be provided. Please forward your resume and covering letter indicating if you are applying for a part-time or full-time position to: Manager Moonwalkers Box 145 Alix, AB - T0C 0B0 Email: Fax: 403-747-2226 Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone Calls Please


VELOX EAVESTROUGH Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368

Health Care




BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A NEXT ANTIQUE SALE Sun., May 4, 1 pm WE BUY FOR CASH. 403-304-4791 Check website for full listing

Building Supplies


Household Furnishings


KING SIZE BOX SPRING, $100. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389 OAK table w/4 chairs $75; chesterfield and love seat $100 403-346-5745

Stereos TV's, VCRs


PLAYSTATION 1 w/8 games, $60; PSP, with 4 movies & 11 games $120; 403-782-3847



LADIES quick dry sports pants, REI, 3 pair. Like new, 30” waist, navy, dark green, beige. $50. ea.; Ladies Long Coat, stone washed denim, unlined, sz. large $40. 403-347-3741 WOMEN’S SKETCHERS, Size 6 runners. Only worn twice. Stone/brown in colour. Low density workout shoe. Shape up while you walk or jog. Asking $50. 403-227-2976



GAS powered pressure washer 3 gpm, 2000 psi, 5.5 Honda engine $199 403-755-2760




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

2 WOOL ACCENT MATCHING 5X7 CARPETS & 1 matching oval. $45 Clean, will sell separately. DAVID WINTER COLLECTORS HOUSES in original boxes. $10/ea. CANNON K920 Copier machine w/metal stand. Exc. cond. $60 403-352-8811 30 BOTTLE WINE RACK. $20. 403-346-5745 OAKLEY Sunglasses model D Whisker Silver /00BLK IRID, polar, never used, $85. 403-352-8811 ALUMINUM 4’ ladder $8, 2/3 of 15kg. bag of Oil-Dri all purpose absorbent $8, hose reel cart portable $35, galvanized garbage can $10; Coleman cooler 22” x 13” alum., $15; power rake blades for lawn mower 2@15”, 1@16”, all for $10, 5 outdoor wrought iron brackets for hanging plants $4/ea, new 20 oz. wet mop $6, timer Mastercraft 24 hr. single cycle $5, desk fan, 3 spd, $10, 25 legal file holders $10, chrome plated wine rack holds 12 bottles $10, ice scraper $8, wallmount bike rack set of 2 $5. 403-314-2026


Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275

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60% off!

Large selection. TIRED OF TAKING 403-350-9029 or MEDICATION? 403-343-7389 Effective natural therapy. TREES: Windbreak, DOWNSIZING - Everything Combats chronic illness & privacy screen, white must go. 403-340-1347 infections. Restorative spruce trees 5’-7’ delivered program, lifestyle coaching. & planted $60 ea. on 25 or ELEC. floor scrubber $25, YOUR HEALTH YOUR LIFE more. 20+ yrs experience 36” flat screen tv w/stand Call 403-742-1230 (780)778-0223. $100 403-346-5745

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Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. BBB member. 403-373-6182

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HYDRAULIC jacks, 2 & 3 ton, $10/ea, oxygen acetylene Victor regulator set KENMORE White $35, chrome microwave microwave oven 800W, $30. $20, window air condition403-352-8811 er $35, scoop shovel $10, large scoop shovel $15 403-887-4981 Household




JIG SAW PUZZLES & MISC. BOOKS. $2/ea. 587-273-3436

Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. NEW Precious Moments Angel of Mercy Collectible. 302-0582 Free Delivery JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. ideal gift for nurse. $50; Free Est. 403-872-8888 BED: #1 King. extra thick Telephone that Red Deer Hospital allows, large orthopedic pillowtop, brand buttons; $40.; child’s new, never used. 15 yr. Yard warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice Fischer Price Wagon, $30; 403-347-3741 @ $545. 403-302-0582. Care

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THE ROTOTILLER GUY Garden Rototilling & Yard Prep. 403-597-3957

ELECRIC fireplace, stone with brown wood trim. $150. 403-346-9635


HUSKY WOLF PUPS!! 1 F, 1st shots, Call Kerri 403-506-3395

CONCRETE forming equipment Dura-Form 4’ x 2’, 5’x2’, 7’x2’, 8’ x 2’, lots PS2 with 15 games, $75; 403-782-3847 of inside corners and fillers, most of forms are in PSP 60, with 8 games, cages. To view call Randy $120. Game Boy with 26 403-843-1099 cell games, $50; 403-782-3847 587-679-2334. For pics and detailed equipt. list Misc. for email: thepelletiers@ Sale



NEW wood deck box, with cooler inside, $100. 403-347-3741

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MULE DEER head on shield $150, antlers mounted on shield $50 403-314-2026 TAILOR MADE driver RH 320TI 360 10.5 degree TS-100 shaft, very good cond, $60 403-346-0093

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WHEAT HRS: CDC GO, Park. Wheat winter: Norstar. Barley: Sundre. Canola: Early One. Oat: AC Mustang. Other kinds and varieties avail. Grasses and forages. Lyster Farms LTD Stettler, AB. 403-742-4456


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SMALL Square Hay Bales: NEW CONDO 1st & 2nd cut. SMALL Square Straw Bales 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550 403-784-2276

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Antique & Classic Autos


1966 FORD Mustang Coupe appraised $15,500. Runs good. Would like at least $9500. 403-391-3456

BRIGHT’S SEED FOR SALE Wheat-Cert. Harvest HRS/Foremost CPS Cars Barley-Cert. Copeland/ Cowboy/Coalition 2009 CHEV Impala LT 6 Oats-Seed Oats. Call 780-855-2240/780-678-6329 cyl. 4 dr. sedan, gold mist, 78,600 kms, extras, 1 owner $10,800 403-887-6087 CERTIFIED SEED Farm Custom FOR SALE. Work Busby Barley, Stride Oats, 2007 ACCORD 1, owner, full load. $8900. SOLD Jordan Oats. CUSTOM HEAVY DISCING Guaranteed, fully tested. Hay & Pasture Land MAGIC SEED FARM Subsoiling & Scraper Work Greg Jones 403-783-6495 Trucks Equipment Rentals or 403-704-6277 Call Field 403-506-0592






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ELNORA, reno’d, 3 bdrm. bsmt., $895/mo. incl. all utils, immed. 403-348-6594 SENIOR couple seeks to rent a 2 bdrm. condo in Lacombe. Suite must have ground flr entry or elevator. Phone Noel or Jean at 403-782-6085



LIMOUSIN Bulls Polled, yearlings & long yearlings, Sires, Romn Tuff Enuff & Shop Talk, Semen tested & docile. 403-540-5951

2000 SQ.FT. OFFICE, 4836 51 Street. Parking is avail. $2400/mo. 403-343-9300

PUREBRED red and black Angus bulls. 1 and 2 year olds. Semen tested and delivered. Vicwin Farms 403-784-3517, 403-318-7363.

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Holiday Trailers


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Auto Wreckers


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Rotterdam: hidden in the shadows of Amsterdam Rotterdam, the gateway to Europe, is Netherland’s second largest city and a port that is overlooked by tourists and travelers alike for embarkation and pre/post cruise vacations. With Amsterdam’s international attention with the fading red light district, architecture and historical sites, Amsterdam still stands as a glimpse into the Netherland’s past, however, Rotterdam exceeds that in modern history, pioneering in architecture and being an excellent centre point to see other sites before or after cruising. Whether you are taking a river cruise from Amsterdam or jumping on the MS Rotterdam out of Rotterdam, the short 20-minute train ride south from Schiphol Airport is worth the trip for any history buff. Rotterdam is filled with museums echoing the long history including the leveling of the city by Hitler’s bombs in 1940. What still stands today are few unique buildings like Laurnskerk and Witte Huis to name a few. Also, the tours including the Hotel New York paired with the SS Rotterdam are close together on the south side of the harbour that embrace its history. Not only do the two hotels share commonalities, the Holland American Line shares within it too. Embark on today’s MS Rotterdam (named after the SS Rotterdam) which sets sail from Rotterdam and tours Western Europe throughout the summer. The options are endless to walking tours, canal tours, and museums to embrace the city’s history. Along with history comes architecture. Rotterdam and the architecture go hand and hand, and how they have come to blend the old and new is remarkable. Did you know that when the city was being rebuilt after the war, the ‘older looking’ buildings you see today were actually mimicked through old photos of the original houses? The city and harbour were rebuilt and as the years passed by, the new buildings went up including the Erasmus Bridge which is the focal point of the city, Euromast and the Cube Houses blended with the mimicked houses of the past, Laurenskerk and the Witte Huis make for an interesting afternoon of touring the city. Finally, Rotterdam is wonderfully lo-

HISTORIC – Plenty of historic highlights await visitors to Rotterdam, the ‘gateway to Europe’. cated in the centre of many sites and locations to see outside of Rotterdam. For example, Rotterdam’s Central Station is easy to navigate through. With that, it is only a two-hour train ride to Brussels, Belgium and an hour to Antwerp, Belgium. The river that runs through Rotterdam and connects to the remainder of Europe, the Maas River, moves to the east. Tourists doing a pre or post cruise vacation can jump on the Kinderdijk Tour Boat that takes you to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO Heritage Site and harbours some of the oldest and largest windmills in Holland. The tour is three hours. In addition to the above options of tour-

ing the area, you shouldn’t miss out on Amsterdam at all. If a tourist decides to take on something different and stays in Rotterdam, just jump on the train and head north. Amsterdam Centraal Station is located walking distance to all main sites that can be seen in a day in Amsterdam. This makes for another reason that Rotterdam should not be overlooked. In the end, the main country’s attraction being Amsterdam, is worth the stay. However, do not let the next silent attraction steer you away from exploring. Rotterdam being a functioning port for departure for Holland America, and being so close to Amsterdam by train allows the gates to

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SPORTS Local teacher tackles the Boston Marathon Rory Whitbread was proud to be part of the first event since 2013 tragedy BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express Rory Whitbread, a teacher at Ecole Lacombe Junior High School, is proud, for a number of reasons, to have been part of the 2014 Boston Marathon. “I knew that this year, because of the events of last year, was going to be huge,” said Whitbread. He said he has been running sporadically throughout his life but it wasn’t until 2008 that he started taking it seriously. At that time, he was introduced to Lacombian Bill Nielsen who continued to be an inspiration to Whitbread as he continued to train seriously for marathons. This year’s Boston Marathon was Whitbread’s seventh marathon and his second year running in the well-known event, the first being in 2011. Whitbread ran this year’s race in tribute to Nielsen, who at the time was very ill and passed away very recently. Whitbread finished the Boston Marathon this year with a time of two hours and 57 minutes, a new personal best for him and easily within his goal of a sub three-hour marathon. He said he was very pleased with the result and was spurred on throughout the race knowing he was running for a dear friend and had his wife waiting for him at the end as well as several people following him electronically. Running in the Boston Marathon in the first year after the bombing was certainly a special feeling for Whitbread. When news of the bombing broke last year, Whitbread said his initial reaction was one of bewilderment. “It was such a confusing thing,” said Whitbread. “What was the motivation? Why would anyone want to tarnish such a neat event? It was anger, it was confusion, it was a range of emotions that I felt. So one year later, it was very neat to be part of it again.” Although Whitbread had made plans to participate in this year’s Boston Marathon prior to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, he felt a little more driven, rather than scared, to participate in

this year’s race after they happened. He also said that he felt the race had a little more significance this year in light of the tragedies of the previous event. What thoughts Whitbread had for personal safety were of his wife, who would be waiting at the finish line during the race. Whitbread said he found out that she had been standing quite near where one of the bombs had gone off the year before. Whitbread said the events at last year’s Boston Marathon were certainly on his mind while he was in Boston. He added that he was not alone in his feelings. “There was definitely a feeling in the air that everyone was remembering the events of last year,” said Whitbread. He added that the feeling was one of positive energy and overcoming what had happened the year before. This year also saw what Whitbread considered to be increased numbers of participants as well as spectators because of those feelings, he said. He added there was an estimated one million people lined up along the route cheering on the runners. Prior to the race start, runners and fans observed a moment of silence with an air ambulance flyover in memory of those who had been killed and injured in last year’s tragedy, said Whitbread. He added that the day before, runners had met at the finish line of the race where memorials had been set up for those who had died as well as recognition for those who had been injured. Whitbread said this had been done the last time he had participated in the Boston Marathon as well and was a time of much celebration, but this year was a little different. He also said mourners, runners and other supporters of the marathon had left wristbands, runners and race bibs behind at the memorials as a sign of their tribute and remembrance. “It was still a happy place, but definitely the victims were on people’s minds.”

BOSTON STRONG – Lacombian Rory Whitbread runs in the 2014 Boston Marathon. Whitbread said he submitted photo was proud to be part of the first event since last year’s tragedy.


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Golf club gets set to open and celebrate 20th season A special anniversary tournament is set to take place this August BY BRIAN VOSSEN Lacombe Express A Lacombe landmark is getting ready to celebrate a special birthday. Aug. 20 will mark the 20th year since the first day that golfers hit the links at the Nursery Golf and Country Club. Karl Dillman, manager of the Nursery Golf and Country Club, said that the event is a milestone worth celebrating. “Twenty years, it’s a pretty long time. Especially for a golf course.”

The Nursery was built in the early ‘90s during what Dillman called the “Heyday of golf.” It’s name was chosen because the course was built on what was previously the Lacombe Tree Nursery. In the ‘90s, after being a tree nursery for 75 or so years, the land was purchased by entrepreneurs Wolfgang and Ingrid Hainzmann, who decided to turn it into a golf course. Dillman said it was fortunate for the course to be built on an existing nursery. “We didn’t start with just bare land and

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had to put in trees,” said Dillman. Instead, he said the course started with a lot of trees and they had to put in some bare land.

‘TWENTY YEARS, IT’S A PRETTY LONG TIME. ESPECIALLY FOR A GOLF COURSE.’ KARL DILLMAN Today, the existing course shows evidence that it was once a tree nursery. Dillman said that the course has a lot of trees throughout it and the Hainzmanns have worked to preserve that look in the existing course. In 1994, the Nursery opened for its first season as a nine-hole golf course. A few years later, the back nine were constructed, opening in 1998. With the opening of the back nine, the Nursery also claimed fame as the home of a landmark hole. At 782 yards, Hole 11 is the longest hole in Canada. Dillman said the Hainzmanns came up with the distance because 782 is the prefix for Lacombe-area phone numbers. He added the long hole is quite challenging. In more recent years, a few improvements have been made to the back nine as well. After severe flooding in 2007, most of the back nine needed to be reconstructed. Dillman said the holes were rebuilt and reinforcements were made to the creek which runs through the back nine to pre-

vent future run-over. He said that the heavy rains in 2011 and again last year showed that the improvements accomplished what they were intended for. Celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Nursery Golf and Country Club will begin in July with ‘Kids Golf Free’. Dillman said the program usually runs for a week in July but the Nursery plans to extend it to the entire month. Then, later in July, the Nursery will be gearing up for their 20th anniversary party and public tournament, which will be held in August. Dillman said the tournament will be held on Aug. 23 and he is hoping to get sponsors to offer prizes on every hole. Prior to the tournament, there will also be raffles and draws for players to win their way into the tournament and gain other prizes as well. “Basically, we just want to say we are 20 years old and we are thankful you have helped us out for the last 20 years,” said Dillman. He said there is a dedicated group of golfers that come out and support the Nursery every year. He added he was already fielding calls asking when the course would open in mid-April. As for when the season did start, the Nursery opened its gates for the first day of golf yesterday. So far, only the front nine are open but Dillman said the handful of golfers that have already been out on the course have said things are looking good.

The Lacombe Police Commission is currently recruiting for a volunteer to work with the Commission, as the Public Complaint Director. The Lacombe Police Commission is committed to effective oversight of the public complaint process. To this end, the Commission will: 1. promote a complaints process that is fair, equitable and transparent for all parties to the complaint; 2. monitor the complaints process; and, 3. receive complaints, including third-party and anonymous complaints, and address the complaints or direct them to the Chief of Police as laid out in the Police Act(sections 43 (1)(2)). In order to give effect to these objectives, the Lacombe Police Commission has delegated its authority under the Police Act (section 28.1 (1) and will designate a person to operate in the capacity of Public Complaint Director. This person will act on behalf of, and under the supervision of the Commission. The position of Public Complaint Director is required under the Police Act and: x x x x x

Provides an independent review of the citizen complaints process of the Lacombe Police Service; Audits the Police Service files of public complaints to ensure investigations are appropriate, fair and thorough; Reports his or her findings directly to the Commission; Makes public presentations to interested groups concerning the complaint process; and Receives complaints from the public.

The successful candidate must have an understanding of the Commission’s mandate and its role in relation to Lacombe City Council and the Lacombe Police Service. The Commission requires a person with knowledge and experience in governance and board operations, a demonstrated track record in critical problem solving, and an awareness of community issues. Applicable knowledge and skills have been acquired through extensive experience in private, public, nonprofit, or volunteer sectors. The successful candidate will be required to attend a training program. Interested candidates are asked to submit an application form or resume stating job applied for, on or before May 9, 2014 to: Chair of Lacombe Police Commission C/O Ross Pettibone City of Lacombe 5432-56th Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9

Email: Phone: 403 782-1287

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ARTS & LEISURE Student art displayed at The Gallery on Main their artworks, Jackson approached Laverne Jones at The Gallery on Main about displayThis past weekend, while some ing the artworks there. Jackson of Alberta’s greatest artists had said that, in addition to giving their works for sale at the annual the students some exposure and Encore Art Show and Sale some a taste of what it is like to be a much younger, less experienced professional artist, displaying artists had their own pieces on the art was a way for the class to display at The Gallery on Main. partner with a community outAs part of a class art project, side the school itself. Grade 4 students from Father “I strongly believe in the Lacombe Catholic School had school being involved in the paintings illustrating poems community and the community they had written displayed at a knowing what the school and the brief running exhibition at La- students are doing. I think they combe’s premiere source for art. should be connected.” Leah Jackson, the teacher who For the students, the exhibit came up with the was a bit of a idea for the projsurprise. Jones ect and subsethat they “FOR THE MOST PART, said quent exhibition, didn’t know IT’S TURNED OUT said that poetry anything about AS AN ABSOLUTE is about engaging the display until all of your senses they made a field MASTERPIECE. EVERY because it evokes trip to the galSINGLE ONE OF THEM images, sounds lery the morning IS GREAT.” and even smells of April 25. when read. So, “I thought it LAVERNE JONES when planning was great,” said the poetry unit Jones. “To me for her Grade 4 it’s a chance to class, she was get more kids inthinking of how to engage other terested in art and also get them senses along with it. into a gallery.” Jackson thought about using It was also significant that the music or something from nature students got the chance to disto add to the unit. She said she play their art while the Encore settled on painting to help the Art Show and Sale was happenkids use their talents with visual ing at the Lacombe Memorial mediums. Centre. Jones said she was glad “They are very artistic and to be able to offer some space to visual and hands on,” said display the works of some of AlJackson. “I really wanted them berta’s lesser-known artists. to produce a product that they Jones also commented on how could be proud of, that they the pieces are somewhat unique. could share with the whole She said it is not very common world and that they could keep for artists to merge two medifor a long time.” ums together, as these students Students then wrote poems have with poetry and painting. and illustrated them with paint- In any case, the display turned ing. It was an idea that the stu- out quite well, she added. dents warmed up to right away, “For the most part, it’s turned said Jackson. out as an absolute masterpiece. “They really loved it. They Every single one of them is worked really hard.” great.” Once the students completed

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PAINTING POETRY – From left, Laverne Jones, owner of The Gallery on Main and Leah Jackson, teacher at Father Lacombe Brian Vossen/Lacombe Express Catholic School, pose next to a collection of artworks from the Father Lacombe Grade 4 class.

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How safe are your daily medications? Have you ever wondered about the safety of drugs that you’ve purchased? My interest started when I read a report from the University of California expressing this worry.

It stated the majority of drugs were being imported from China, South Korea and other Asian countries. The report suggested there were too few inspectors in these countries to ensure

the quality of material exported. My interest was further spurred by an article in The Economist magazine listing examples of bad medicine. For instance, tainted

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Health Organization discovered that 64% of antimalaria drugs were fakes! The fact is that on a worldwide scale no one knows the extent of the problem. It’s due to a combination of inadequate, corrupt inspectors and competition resulting in companies cutting corners. But standards have been implemented to fight phony drugs. Operation Pangea, an international police organization, has shut down 18 online pill-pushers. To punish counterfeiters and share information, 18 European countries have signed a pact to work together on this matter. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. has opened offices in China, India, Mexico and other countries to combat this global problem. But even it admits it’s impossible to police the world. In effect, the problem is a “cheaters’ paradise”. Companies such as Pfizer have their own investigators. I had the opportunity of spending time at Natural Factors manufactur-

ing facilities in Vancouver. For two days I was able to see raw product arriving in trucks and then follow it through to the finished product rolling off the line. During that time I watched and talked with many workers about hygiene in the plant, how they had to dress and follow rules to ensure against infection. But what fascinated me most were the extensive measures taken to ensure that mercury, lead and other toxic matter was not in the final product. This process starts by testing samples of shipments long before they reach the plant. In fact, over 400 toxic elements and other impurities are routinely screened before and during manufacturing. This is done through their specialized mass spectrometry lab that costs tens of millions of dollars to operate. As a supplement manufacturer, this is no doubt the highest standard in North America and quite possibly the world. See the web site at

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CREATIVE KITCHEN - This custom dining area in a Riser Homes show home located in Blackfalds is beautifully lit by unique lighting features that delightfully accent the white island and other decor throughout the room.

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What is your guilty home design pleasure? We all have those guilty pleasures in our lives whether it is a raunchy reality TV show or a CD you would deny owning (Michael Bolton). Those deep dark secrets that sit as embers in our sub consciousness only to be ignited in the privacy of our homes or vehicles when we shamelessly watch sub TV stars in outrageous competitions or sing that retro ballad at the top of our lungs. It stands to reason if we have guilty pleasures in entertainment areas we must be harbouring some deep down dirty design dilemmas that we aren’t willing to admit. I suspect there are closets teeming with frayed blankets and towels and the occasional toss pillow or a flipped sofa cushion hiding an embarrassing stain. Which one of us can deny ever moving a chair to cover a stubborn carpet stain or putting town a pretty area rug to mask scratches in our


MECKLER hardwood? Every house in its time will suffer the occasional blemish and I’m sure that we have all done a quick cover up until we find the time to repair it! My favourite tools are small touch up paint brushes, a black sharpie and a deep brown stain pen. These three items help me keep those daily nicks and bumps out of plain site and allow me to touch up walls, picture frames, furniture and even my hardwood floors. Sometimes an item in your home is too valuable (either financially or emotion-

ally) to get rid of when it may only be suffering from one little nick. A quick touch up will take nicks out of picture frames and furniture and will improve the overall look. A gorgeous black frame around a mirror that has a white scratch along its face will show only the scratch and the rest of the beautiful frame is lost. A quick refresh with paint or even a quick dab with that sharpie may be just enough to hide the scar if you have weekend guests at your door. If you have worn or damaged linens it may be time to create garage rags or at least keep them in the back of your closet while presenting new towels to your guests. If your toss cushions are ragged, stained or chewed (that would be my puppy), you may benefit from cushion covers which will spruce up the old and tired for less

money than buying the whole pillow. Maybe, just maybe, the next fabric I choose to cover my bed cushions with won’t be as appetizing to my little dog! We all have those guilty secrets, sweat pants you won’t wear in public and times when we don’t vacuum as often as we should. Most of us have kicked an ice cube under the fridge instead of picking it up and I’m sure more than one of you (me) is guilty of hiding dirty laundry in the closet before you show someone your home! My mom used to use her condo as a show suite for the developer and on one short notice viewing she hid the lasagna she was making in the master closet. It would have made a great conversation starter if those viewers had opened her closet! Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

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Horoscope ARIES


Mar 21/Apr 20

Apr 21/May 21

You are in a position of power this week, Aries. But this doesn’t mean you can impose your will onto someone else. Don’t try to take over any situation.

GEMINI May 22/Jun 21

Taurus, someone might dredge up uncomfor table feelings, but you need to muddle through with a smile on your face. This is the case at home and at work.

CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22

Gemini, separate your

Cancer, make your feelings

personal and professional

known when something

lives, particulary with regard to potentially contentious

these feelings will benefit colleagues now and in the

mum for a while.




Jul 23/Aug 23

Aug 24/Sept 22

Leo, your feelings of

Virgo, minimize any negative

restlessness this week can

energy this week. Strive to be

Engage in an activity that keeps your hands and your

others are looking at the glass as half empty. It can work

a home project.



SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22

Libra, after several days

Your motivation is very strong

of working entirely off of

this week, Scorpio. You can

adrenaline, you finally have

accomplish much more than

some time to kick back and

you ever expected in a short

relax. This will help you

period of time. Pick your

recharge your internal battery..

projects wisely.


CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20

Sagittarius, you are unable

One of your goals this week

to convey some feelings

is to propel yourself further

to others, but your body language will go a long way toward getting your message

without pushing others too hard, Capricorn. You want to

across. Remain conscious of

be successful but not at the

your actions.

expense of others.



Jan 21/Feb 18

Feb 19/Mar 20

Aquarius, focus on practical

Pisces, trust your gut instincts

matters, such as your career

on an issue that has been

goals, for the time being. Crucial decisions must be made and new relationships must be fostered.

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

CLUES DOWN CONT. 14. Durham, NH school 17. Hill (Celtic) 18. Time units (abbr.) 20. Legal clerk Brockovitch 22. Norse goddess of old age 27. Form a sum 28. No (Scottish) 29. Japanese sash 31. 007’s creator 32. Consume food 33. The woman 37. Group annuity + lottery combination 38. Set fire to 39. Ancient Olympic Site 40. Split from 41. Awe-inspiring 42. Tidy 43. Drive mad 44. Middle Eastern riding horse 47. Spinal Muscular Atrophy 48. Technical author Clancy 49. Garden framework 51. Being near 52. Of she 53. Summer sun up in NY 58. Highest card

a source of optimism when

mind busy, such as a craft or

Sept 23/Oct 23


you and your friends and

issues. You may want to keep

benefit from a creative outlet.


upsets you this week. Sharing

puzzling you this week. Your intuition might be your best asset.

CLUES ACROSS 1. No longer is 4. Wife of Saturn 7. L.A. Trojan school 10. Complete 11. Animal doctor 12. Old Austrian coin (abbr.) 13. Islamic teacher 15. Hearing organ 16. Abolitionist Sojourner 19. Phillips Academy town 21. Apparatus to add air 23. April rain 24. May results of 23 across

25. N.W. PA. city 26. 12th Jewish month 27. Analgesic 30. Cowards 34. Hit lightly 35. Express pleasure 36. Divinities 41. Moderately slow tempo 45. Stare impertinently 46. More small 47. Of or containing tin 50. Pain in #15 across 54. Where the tenon fits 55. Said of a sheltered horse

56. Range 57. Project Runway winner Chloe 59. French postal code 79000 60. Small integer 61. European Common Market 62. Auto petrol 63. Crimson 64. River in NE Scotland 65. East northeast

CLUES DOWN 1. Ralph __ Emerson, writer 2. Permitted 3. State of bondage 4. Administrate 5. Common garden pod plant 6. Machine-guns from the air 7. L____ : shining 8. Scribbles 9. An inclined trough 13. More (Spanish)


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