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Council approves expansion of Stettler Regional Child Care Centre Robin Tarnowetzki Independent reporter Stettler town council agreed to fund a proposed expansion to the Stettler Regional Child Care Centre after hearing a presentation at the council meeting on Tuesday, May 6. The daycare sees about 150-200 children on a monthly basis. “We are in a little bit of a slump right now,” said Chris Satre, who helped present the case to council. Until April 2013, the daycare received a Quality Funding Grant, which came to $7,500 a year. However, this grant is no longer offered, which forces the childcare society to think of ways to get more funding. “We have some money in the bank,” Satre said. “We don’t have a lot of money.” The childcare society estimates that, if council agrees to assist with the project, the expansion would start in June and finish by September. When the daycare was first built, the childcare society asked the town to mortgage a new space, and the society would pay the town back. Council acknowledged that the town was paid back quickly in that case. The childcare society asked the town for the

same thing for the expansion. Council approved interim municipal funding up to an estimated cost of $250,000 for the project, under the assumption that the society will pay the town back. Tenders awarded In other business, Director of Operations Melissa Robbins presented three tenders to council. In the 2014 budget, council approved $150,000 to crush waste concrete and asphalt stored at the transfer station. Fees to dump concrete and asphalt for recycling are $85 a load for single axle, $125 a load for tandem and $250 a load for end dump. The recommendation presented to council was to approve the fees, award the tender to Bettenson Sand and Gravel Co. Ltd., and to approve crushing concrete and asphalt up to $150,000. The motion to accept the recommendation was carried. The town budgeted $125,000 for miscellaneous concrete replacement throughout the town. The recommendation presented was for council to award the tender to J. Branco and Sons Concrete Services Ltd. and to approve expenditures up to $125,00, plus GST. The motion was carried. The third tender was for road rehabilitation. The tender

is meant to cover sidewalk and roadwork rehabilitation in the downtown park, sidewalk replacement on 47th and 48th streets and sidewalk replacement on 45th Ave. and 57th Street. As well, the tender includes a budgeted amount for a patching program and pathway construction. The downtown park is the only portion that came in over budget. Council voted to complete the proposed sidewalk replacement, award the tender to Metro Paving and Roadbuilding for almost $1.8 million, and approved an additional $24,000 for the downtown park project. Stoutenberg bids farewell Tuesday’s meeting marked the last town council meeting of CAO Rob Stoutenberg, and Mayor Dick Richards gave a short speech at the end, stating how grateful the town was for his service, and that both he and assistant CAO Greg Switenky have learned from him and benefited from his presence. Richards also acknowledged the winners of the World Rotary Curling Championships and presented them with a token of acknowledgment. On hand at the meeting were Brian Sribney, René Bernard, and Collin Georget, with skip Neil Connor missing.

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Transparency, cost-cutting big issues at school board meeting Robin Tarnowetzki Independent reporter The school board’s transparency was a divisive issue at the May 8 meeting, with trustee Yvette Cassidy opposing the majority regarding the level of openness adopted by the governing body in the face of public interest. The board discussed how transparent they had been about budget discussions, and most trustees felt the board had been open for consultation from schools and parents about the budget. Cassidy didn’t agree. “I think it’s safe to say we didn’t go to any of the schools or parents to say we’re having a public meeting,” she said. She added that she would like to see the same amount of effort put into engaging parents and students as there is in engaging administrators. Trustee Staci Gerlitz said she always tells parents to check the website for information, and that the board has been transparent. Assistant superintendent Peter Neale talked about “consultation fatigue,” where constant consultations can start to hurt, not help, and oftentimes the consultations aren’t well-attended and the board doesn’t receive a balanced number of voices. There were two discussions that took place in camera at Thursday’s meeting: one was related to the superintendent search, and the other was titled “communication and key messages.” Cassidy opposed the latter being in camera, saying that there was no reason for it to be. However, the item

remained in camera. “A board that states it transpires to be open and transparent all the time to go in camera to discuss communications doesn’t make sense to me,” Cassidy said via email. “I also don’t see how going in camera to discuss communications is in the public interest, either.” The board briefly discussed the spring budget. Across the division, almost 6 full time equivalent (FTE) staff positions will be cut, though the student to teacher ratio will improve from 16 students to one teacher to 16 students to four teachers. The board had to vote on whether to accept the budget in which Cassidy voted against, saying that she wanted to think of ways to avoid cutting teachers. “We’re not flat broke yet, maybe we can postpone this and come up with some more ideas,” she said. “Are you willing to sacrifice these teachers right now? I’m not.” Trustee Karen Holloway argued that passing the budget now wouldn’t alter the numbers, and if the board came up with ideas to save staff, then they can be implemented after the budget is passed. Trustee Cheri Neitz and vice-chair Dave Goodwin argued that it wasn’t fair to teachers to postpone the budget. “This isn’t pretty; we knew it wasn’t going to be,” Holloway said. “We have maintained things at a level that our declining enrollment can’t really support the last few years.” The motion to accept the budget was passed with Cassidy opposed.

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goes into general church funds, but since the United Church is undergoing renovations right now, most of the money will support renovations to the roof and some outside work. Holubetz first and foremost hoped that the spring fair would raise a lot of money, but she also hoped that people in the community gain exposure to the church.

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the event has netted the church $5,000, and organizer Jenny Holubetz says she always hopes to get at least that much. “This involves a lot of people in the congregation, so it’s an opportunity for everybody to get together, have some fun, enjoy,” she said. Attendees could partake in a barbecue or buy coffee and pie. The youth group

Alberta Opera said “open sesame” and Erskine School opened its doors to the theatre group’s performance of ‘Aladdin’ on Monday, May 12. “Live theatre is always so valuable,” said Erskine School principal Debra Spiller. “Some children wouldn’t get a chance to see live theatre, so it’s really important.” Students from Erskine, Botha and Donalda were entertained by the classic story of ‘Aladdin,’ but with some twists. In this version, Aladdin is a poor thief who lives with his mother. He finds a magic ring that grants him unlimited wishes, and soon he is rich and engaged to Yesenia, the sultan’s daughter. But when both Yesenia and the sul-


tan’s subjects keep asking him for money, he gets fed up and wishes to be alone. He’s transported to a deserted island, where he meets a man and his “wife” (actually a stick with eyes) who have lived alone for years. The man teaches Aladdin to be grateful for what he has. And when Aladdin later gets control of the genie, he uses his wishes to make the genie ad the magic ring vanish forever, so that no one person is exposed to ultimate power. In between plot points, characters would also sing songs and dance, accompanied by piano or drums. The 19 characters were played by three actors. One of them, Byron Trevor Martin, played nine parts. What makes Alberta Opera noteworthy is that they use students in their performances as well. Eight actors and eight

stage crew volunteered or were chosen by staff members. “It’s a tradition for Alberta Opera,” said Adam Sanders, who played Aladdin. “It’s fun for the school.” Though he added that sometimes the students get nervous and they have had participants back out of the play, most of the time she get into it very well. “They’re highly energized, as you can tell,” Spiller said. “They’re really pumped.” The students in stage crew took down the set, cued the audience when to applaud, and held up lyrics so the audience could sing along. The actors pretended to be Aladdin’s hysterical fans and servants of the sultan. Though Alberta Opera does sometime perform for adult audiences, most of the time they tour around

the province and perform for schools. “You get a real response from children,” Sanders said. “If they’re not appreciating the show, they’re not going to laugh with you. If they really are, they’re going to be laughing at everything, and they’re very open and receptive to us, as opposed to adult audiences who – in this style of show – I feel are more closed off and don’t really get into the comedy of the show.” He added that children are better at imagining the scenes presented, such as the Cave of Wonders. “When you look into the audience you can see their eyes popping… they’re really imagining it, and that’s what’s really cool about kids,” he said. Alberta opera also performed for Big Valley and Byemoor at Big Valley School in the afternoon.

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‘A person’s home is their castle’ – Judge Deck Stacey Lavallie Independent reporter Derek Draganiuk pleaded guilty to several charges during his May 8 appearance at the Alberta Provincial Court in Stettler, appearing in person after a long trip from Saskatchewan, where he is currently serving a two-year sentence in North Battleford on drug charges. The Court heard that on Christmas eve, 2013, Draganiuk broke into a Stettler residence while a friend waited in a vehicle nearby. He broke in through the back door, stole prescription medication, and gave the medications to his friend. Draganiuk was arrested later and confessed to his actions, including being out after curfew. While out on bail awaiting his hearing in the break-and-enter, Draganiuk and his friend – with whom he was under orders to have no contact – entered a Wal-Mart and tried to return a cell phone not once, but several times over a few days’ time. Suspicious about the pair, Wal-Mart employees contacted the police and Draganiuk was arrested for breaking his conditions of not owning a cell phone and being in contact with his friend. Draganiuk has a history of several previous convictions in Alberta alone, though not all were similar to the charges before the Court on May 8, the Court heard. Draganiuk did not disagree with the Crown’s description of the matters. Duty Counsel Mark Gottlieb represented Draganiuk, revealing to the court that the Grade 12 graduate had a wellpaying job in the oil field industry and is a father to two children, six- and eight-years of age. Unfortunately, Draganiuk also

suffers from addiction to crack cocaine, Gottlieb said, and suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. After hearing arguments from both the Crown prosecutor and defending counsel, Judge G.E. Deck contemplated on his sentence. “A man or woman’s home is their castle,” Deck told Draganiuk and the court, “Which is why breaking into a residence is such a serious offence.” On the break-and-enter charge, Deck sentenced Draganiuk to six months in jail, to be served consecutive to any current sentences, meaning this sentence will begin after he completes his two-year sentence in Saskatchewan. For his breaches of conditions, of which there were two, Draganiuk was sentenced to 30 days each, but those two sentences could run concurrent to each other – but consecutive to the two-year and six-month sentences. He was also ordered to provide a DNA sample for the national offenders’ database. Deck also heard the case of Michael Holt, who pleaded guilty to theft and possession of stolen property. The Court heard that on Nov. 10, 2013, Holt stole several purses and bags from the Salvation Army bin in the Wal-Mart parking lot. He was later found with the purses and a day-planner, as well as several expired passports not belonging to himself. Holt claimed he had found the planner and the passports in the clothing bin, but admitted he had broken in and taken the items. He was released on bail, but did not show to his next court appearance so a warrant was issued. On Jan. 12, 2014, police pulled over the vehicle Holt was driving, and

on checking his licence discovered the warrant for Holt. He was taken into custody at that point. The father of two is currently working in the oil industry, though at one point he owned and operated his own restaurant in Red Deer, the court heard. Along the way, Holt developed a problem with crystal meth, a habit he’s been able to kick to the point where he’s been clean since November 2013, saving one relapse of two weeks. Gottlieb told the court that at the time of the theft, Holt was homeless and desperate, and he understands the gravity of stealing from a bin meant to help others suffering from bad times. Deck sentenced Holt to 21 days, which he has already served, but placed the man on probation for a year, during which time he must abstain from consuming, procuring, or owning alcohol, attending locations whose primary purpose is to serve alcohol, attending gambling facilities, abstain from consuming, procuring or owning non-prescription drugs, and must take prescription drugs as prescribed. In another case, Henry Mappin also pleaded guilty to an impaired driving charge stemming from a March 15 incident. Mappin’s truck was observed weaving from lane to lane – and two drivers were all but forced off the road to avoid being struck – catching the attention of other drivers, who phoned police. RCMP constable Carter Boytinck came to the rescue, pulling over the Volvo semi truck shortly after 8 p.m. The Court heard that Mappin was interviewed on the roadside by the RCMP constable, who noted in his report that Mappin’s motor skills were “off,” his speech slurred, and that an odour

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Problems of information manipulation We have been hearing for quite some time now that the society has reached the information age, a time when information means, if properly used, power, wealth, influence and control. Last week two news items, both coming from Canada’s public broadcaster and focusing on information issues resonated widely. The first one was the announcement that our government, through its various agencies and institutions, is gathering information on this country’s citizens “without regard for accuracy, currency and accountability” as stated by Canada’s interim privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier. The statement emphasized that the information collected was being gathered from the social media accounts of individuals “for no good reason.” There were hundreds of comments on the news from a wide variety of age groups some saying that Canada as we knew it was no more, others suggesting that the time of 1984 as predicted by George Orwell’s famous novel had arrived. The last point does not seem to be an exaggeration any more: In addition to collecting information from social media sites, various government agencies are reported to have put in a total of 1.2 million requests to telecom companies for information on their subscribers over a period of one year. So big brother is watching and privacy is almost nonexistent for any individual who is literate in communication technologies. Whether this snooping on citizens can be justified as a necessary measure to ensure security and safety is mostly conditioned by where one stands in terms of political affiliation, with conservative right generally being in support of it. The other news that surfaced was that CBC would have to lay off 657 staff due to the cuts in their budget. And in protest at the decision, two of CBC’s most well known journalists, Alison Smith and Lynden MacIntyre have announced that they were leaving the public broadcaster. CBC, despite some of its shortcomings, remains as one of the few properly functioning public broadcasters in the world and like many other truly Canadian institutions, it has been suffering for years from various ways of interference by Stephen Harper’s government. Since the 90s, when the introduction of satellite technology to electronic media made it impossible to remain in the market without a substantial capital base, broadcasting industry and, most importantly, broadcast journalism have lost a lot of their independence. Since then journalism standards have seriously declined and the News of the World scandal that broke out in Britain a few years back showed that a media mogul like Rupert Murdoch could get away with unethical behaviour without impunity. In short, as in almost every other sector, big media are now under the thumb of big money and organizations like CBC, which operate with public funding, are losing ground to privately owned broadcasters. That will, probably in the near future, mean the death once and for all of high standards of journalism that once dictated the principles on which the public would be informed in an accurate and unbiased fashion. With our personal information getting exposed through government intrusion and the way we receive our information being increasingly conditioned by the controllers of big money (which one can safely bet to be good bed fellows with government), one wonders if the information age is really working for the good of the citizenry. – Mustafa Eric


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In my contemplations for Mother’s Day this year, I was reminded of a fairly popular question going around some churches in the 1980’s. The question was whether God was male or female. It never came to any of my churches, and I was relieved, for I considered the question to be inane. If indeed God can be defined, it will not be accomplished within the confines of human gender. God, by virtue of His divine, eternal nature transcends definition in customary human terms. However, the Scriptures very clearly, consistently and constantly delineate God in the masculine gender and refer to Him repeatedly as “Father”. Nowhere in the Bible is God referred to as a mother or in the feminine gender. The foregoing, is in no way an attempt to demean, humiliate, or degrade women. Genesis 1:27 clearly states that both men and women are created in God’s image. It says, “So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created male and female.” In addition, I have often said (especially around Mother’s Day) that a mother’s love is quite possibly more like God’s love than any other. By this I mean that a mother’s love can often be strong, selfless and sacrificial. God, in describing His commitment to His people states, “Can a woman forget her own baby, and not love the child she bore?...I will never forget you...can never forget you! I have written your name on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16). Isaiah 66:13 says that God will comfort like a mother comforts her child. David, in Psalm 131:2, speaking of God


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says, “I’ve learned to feel safe and satisfied just like a young child on its mother’s lap.” Though gender is not indicated, many believe that a mother’s love is being depicted in the Old Testament book of Hosea, where God describes, quite graphically, His love for His people. It says, “Yet I was the one who taught Israel to walk. I took my people up in my arms, but they did not acknowledge that I took care of them. 4 I drew them to me with affection and love. I picked them up and held them to my cheek. I bent down to them and fed them” (Hosea 11:3,4). Jesus, highlighting the compassionate side of God employs an analogy in Matthew 23:37. He says, “How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. So, I believe it would be both biblical and appropriate to say that while God is a father, He is like a mother. I hope that you had a great Mother’s Day weekend!

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Time to bring back accountability to Canada Dear Editor, After watching Premier Allison Redford lose all credibility, all the media coverage of the endless financial abuse of their positions by senators and by our elected officials at all levels of government, plus the partisan muzzling of real debate in our provincial and federal legislatures, I thought I would look up the definition of democracy and see where Canada rates and after looking at a couple of dictionaries, I found the following: Democracy is a form of government in which supreme power is vested in the people, exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of elected representatives usually involving periodic free elections. Most democracies today are representative, and the concept of representative democracy came about largely from the ideas and institutions that developed during the European Middle Ages and the Enlightenment and in the American and French Revolutions. Democracy has come to imply universal suffrage, competition for office, freedom of speech and the press, and

the rule of law; Is a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting: So when you consider that four out of every 10 Canadian citizens don’t even bother to vote, this tells us something about how disenfranchised voters are today with our political system; A country ruled by democracy: There’s endless examples of the slippery slope we Canadians are on, away from true democracy, as showcased by the endless abuse of their positions by politicians and civil servants at all levels of government; A country in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights: This statement reminds me of the famous quote by George Orwell referring to Communism, that “everybody is equal, but some are more equal than others”. A very true reflection of the sad state of affairs here in Canada and all around the world; A society without hereditary or arbitrary class distinctions or privileges: Unfortunately we live in a society that fawns over actors, musicians,

celebrities, etc. and allow them and our elected politicians to get away with the endless abuses their positions afford them. We have endless examples of government waste but contrast this with how we treat our veterans and the families of those who gave up their lives. Some simple questions that I have as a tax payer: What’s the justification for things such as the over a million dollars in severance pay to Allison Redford’s staff? How do senators rationalize that it’s OK to screw taxpayers, when they are already overpaid and have endless free or well subsidised perks? Why do we need multiple levels of high priced management with Alberta Health Services, when we’re short of frontline people to provide to the

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Historical figures come to life at Stettler Elementary Robin Tarnowetzki Independent reporterr Stettler Elementary School was taken back in time as parents, teachers, and students learned about figures from Canadian history from the figures themselves. Well, not really. Grade 5 students dressed up as historical figures and sat on stools until their “button” (a piece of paper on the floor) was activated by stepping on it. Then, they would hop off their stools and recite a short biography of the figure in question. “I think their level of understanding of the era and the characters is a lot higher,” said teacher Bonnie Lynn. “We discussed things like why characters would wear certain costumes… how you can tell people’s occupation or position in society from what they wore. And so they obtain a cultural appreciation.” The students started the project at the beginning of

April. They chose a character from a list provided by Lynn, and then spent about a month researching the character and putting together a report, which was presented to the class. The students then picked out information from the report to create a shorter version to recite to onlookers. “When they did their reports, they tried to find a connection with the character, something they had in common,” Lynn said. Parents were invited to see the result of their children’s work, and Lynn said they were amazed. “Because we looked after doing most of the costumes at school, a lot other parents hadn’t seen them dressed up yet,” she said. “So they were impressed with how well they looked and impressed by how well they knew their information.” Historical figures included Alexander Mackenzie, Harriet Tubman, Henry Kelsey, and Laura Secord.

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Quick-thinking owners save part of Gadsby property Stacey Lavallie Independent reporter The actions of the owners of a property just south of Gadsby prevented a hungry grassfire from moving into a south part of their property and burning down buildings. On May 10, Stettler Regional Fire department’s stations 1 and 2 were sent to the property around 5:30 p.m., after receiving a 911 call about a fire on Range Road 17-3. Firefighters believe the fire was started by an old burn pile. About five acres of grass burned, as well as a few hay bales, before the wind turned the fire toward the south part of the property and the buildings there. Seeing the fire turn, the homeowners managed to put out the leading edge of the fire and saved the south part of the property, and the firefighters put out the rest of the fire, breaking apart burning bales to make sure all the embers were well and soaked. The County of Stettler has no fire ban in place, but has put a moratorium on the issuing of burn permits. People can continue to burn garbage or have camp fires in properly screened fire pits and bins, or burn brush if they have a previously issued burn permit. However, the fire department urges residents burning materials to keep extinguishers, sand or water on-hand and to make sure any fires are completely extinguished before leaving the remains unattended. Ash can insulate embers and protect them from a deluge of water, so it is important to mix water through the remains of a fire to be sure everything is good and wet.

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Stettler residents get ready for spring with annual plant swap Robin Tarnowetzki Independent reporter This year’s plant swap, put on by the Heartland Beautification Committee (HBC), was “a pretty wild one,” according to HBC member Rob Spencer. The swap took place in West Stettler Park on Saturday, May 10. Anyone could bring perennial plants for exchange, and anyone could take a plant home with them. In the past, the event has attracted swappers as early as 9:30 a.m., but this year it didn’t gain momentum until just before 10 a.m. “We had as many as 30 plus people here this morning,” Spencer said. “It’s been lots of fun, lots of exchanging back and forth, people bringing information.” Spencer remained at the plant swap to answer questions about the plants. By 10:30 a.m., he estimated that 70 per cent of the plants

were gone. Some people came several times to drop off or pick up plants, and Spencer said that one man made two trips with plants because other people at the swap wanted more of what he had. “The idea is just to give people an opportunity to come and exchange perennial plants, bring some, share some, learn a little bit about it, interact,” Spencer said. Though it was a bit chilly on Saturday, it looks like the ninth annual plant swap was a success. “It’s a chance to do something fun,” Spencer said. “It’s working on being spring, but it’s not quite there yet.”

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The new face behind Stettler’s judge’s bench Stacey Lavallie Independent reporter For nearly 30 years, when Jim Glass stepped into a courtroom, he remained on the side of the defendant or the plaintiff, a lawyer in family law and civil litigation. When court was called to order in Stettler on May 8, however, Glass stepped up behind the judge’s bench, the first day on the job as the Central Region’s newest appointee to the bench. Glass was sworn in as Alberta’s newest judge just the day before on May 7, making his appearance in Stettler, shadowing Judge G.E. Deck, his first as a judge. It was an emotional day for Glass, though he kept his emotions locked behind an interested but composed mask. “On one hand, I’m excited,” the Red Deer man said. “But on the other hand, it’s sad. I won’t see or be working with people

I’ve worked with for 27 years, or my clients. But it’s mostly exciting.” Glass will “ride shotgun” with another judge during his mentorship period as he learns the ins and outs of being a judge. Even as he spoke with the Independent, he was signing his first search warrant as a judge on the request of an RCMP constable from a neighbouring detachment. There is a learning curve, he admitted. Even though he started his legal career with a “lucrative” criminal practice, it’s been more than 20 years since he’s focused on that area of the law. He confessed to being a bit rusty, but said he was confident by the time he was through his mentorship period, he’d be where he needed to be, legally speaking. “The judges provide great mentorship,” he said. For his part, Deck didn’t mind having company behind the Judge’s bench. “It’s great,” he said. “It

can be pretty lonely back here, so it’s great to have him here.” Like any job, Glass had to apply to become a judge once the opening was made known. After going through a rigorous applicant process, the Alberta government makes a decision. “One day you get a call from the Minister of Justice and are offered the position,” Glass said. His former clients will be transferred to associates at his practice in Red Deer – Duhamel Manning Feehan Warrender Glass – but because incoming judges can choose their start date, Glass was able to finish up with the clients he felt absolutely needed his attention. By becoming a judge, Glass gives up his place in the Alberta Law Society, meaning he can no longer give legal advice or act as a lawyer. Glass said it was a big step, but he’s looking forward to serving the people of Alberta.

Clearview School Board briefs Robin Tarnowetzki Independent reporter Brownfield request up in the air Brownfield School requested a donation of 70 cubic yards of pea gravel for the school playground. Traditionally, the school board has provided pea gravel to schools for an estimate cost of $5,000 to $15,000. Funding for pea gravel used to be supported through the Infrastructure Maintenance Renewal grant. Last year, Clearview was told by the provincial government that pea gravel no longer falls under this grant. Because of this, the board was hesitant to provide the pea gravel. “This certainly has been a traditional thing...but times change. And if this has to come out of, for example, the maintenance budget, we’ll have to make some real tough decisions there,” said board chair Ken Checkel. “I’m not so sure we want to keep doing this.” Holloway said the board can’t provide pea gravel, but that the board should support Brownfield’s attempts to get the gravel in some other way. No motion was made on the issue. Committee for new logo created The board also debated whether to pay to get a new logo designed, and if

so, what should go into the logo. According to Neale, the current logo is dated and complex to reproduce. Goodwin added that it doesn’t show up well on smaller screens, such as tablets or phones. “I like it more as a crest, rather than a logo,” said Steve Meyer, director of technology for the school division. “We’d love to update it and refresh it.” There are two options for proceeding with the logo redesign: the division could hire a consultant, which would result in a quality product. However, a consultant’s services could start at $5,000. “I’m not willing to put up the money for that company,” Holloway said. Clearview has hired a website consulting company to improve the website, and the second option is to ask this company to design a logo. It will be cheaper, but there’s a possibility that the end result won’t be as high of quality. “Does a logo determine how much money goes toward our kids?” said trustee John Schofer. “I don’t want to spend a darn cent on any logo.” The board made a motion to proceed with the investigation into a new logo, as well as the creation of a committee for this purpose, which will include two trustees. The motion was passed with Schofer opposed.

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Putin backs down?

Did he just blink? I think he did. Only one week ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said that in the present circumstances he regarded the presidential election scheduled by the Ukrainian government in Kiev for 25 May as “absurd”. Last Wednesday, however, Putin conceded that the election could be “a move in the right direction.” Putin also said that he was going to pull back the 40,000 Russian troops who have been doing “military exercises” close to Ukraine’s eastern border. He even asked the heavily armed pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s eastern provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk, who have seized government buildings in a dozen eastern cities, to postpone the referendum on independence or unification with Russia that they had scheduled for this Sunday. So a lot of people hope that he has decided to call off the confrontation. Maybe he has, but you have to read the fine print. What Putin actually said about the presidential elections that the government in Kiev has called for the 25th was less than enthusiastic: “I would like to stress that... while they are a move in the right direction, [they] will not decide anything if all the citizens of Ukraine fail to understand how their rights are protected after the elections are held.” Moreover, a “senior source” close to President Putin subsequently said that he would support the Ukrainian presidential elections on 25 May IF talks started between the government in Kiev and the armed separatists in the east, and IF Kiev stopped trying to take the towns they control back by force. That leaves him room to welsh on his promise. As for Putin’s request that the separatists call off their referendum on independence, they rejected it the next day. Russian agents have been heavily involved in orchestrating the seizure of government buildings in eastern Ukraine

from the start, so it’s hard to believe that he couldn’t get the separatists to cancel the referendum if he really tried. And though he has promised to pull his troops back from Ukraine’s border, they have not actually begun to move yet. So you have to wonder whether he is really going to call off the confrontation. Maybe he is just trying to stave off further Western sanctions while his plans to destabilise the government in Kiev, disrupt the presidential elections, and maybe even take over eastern Ukraine continue to unfold. Nobody can read Putin’s mind, but there is reason to suppose that his change of tone might be genuine, because he is saying he will do exactly what level-headed strategic advisers in his entourage would be urging him to do. If this confrontation continues down the road it has been travelling recently, it will hurt Russian interests, and even his own political interests, a lot. Putin has little to gain from a local victory in Ukraine. Seizing the country’s eastern provinces would simply land Moscow with the permanent job of spending a great deal of money to support an industrial museum. And taking control of all of Ukraine might lead to a long counter-insurgency war against Ukrainian nationalists. The external costs of “victory” would be even higher. Already NATO is moving troops into the Eastern Euro-

pean members of the alliance to reassure the local populations, who live in permanent fear of another Russian takeover. (Previously it did not station foreign troops in those countries, in order not to frighten the Russians.) Even the Swedes and the Finns, who are neutrals, are discussing closer cooperation in defence matters. The next round of Western sanctions will really hurt the Russian economy, and that would undermine Putin’s political popularity at home. And if it really turns into a new Cold War, Russia would lose far faster than it did last time. The Russian Federation has only half the population of the old Soviet Union, and considerably less than half the industrial resources and technological prowess of that former superpower. It would make sense for Putin to end this confrontation: he has already taken Crimea, and that is victory enough. Russian-speakers are not at risk in Ukraine, and never have been. Ukraine is not going to join NATO or the European Union no matter who wins the elections on 25 May. Neither organisation would let them in. But he can’t just throw his cards on the table and walk away: he has to save face. That may be enough to explain why his statements and actions this week have been shrouded in a good deal of ambiguity. Alternatively, he may just not be listening to his advisers, or they may be too intimidated to tell him what they really think, in which case he hasn’t really changed course and all this talk is a ploy to gain time. But Putin has been running Russia for fourteen years, and in all that time he has not made a major strategic error. He is not stupid, and he has shown no signs of being delusional. My guess is that he has decided to shut the confrontation down. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.  

Politicians must reform the Senate by Gregory Thomas, Federal Director Canadian Taxpayers Federation Standing in the vast foyer of the Supreme Court of Canada after the judgment on the Senate reference was made public, former Liberal leader Stephane Dion demonstrated, once again, the legendary tonedeafness to the electorate that ushered him into electoral obscurity in 2008. To listen to Dion, the millions of Canadians demanding action on Senate reform should simply shut up: the Supreme Court has spoken. Forget about electing or abolishing the shameful bordello of backscratching, he suggested. Instead, we need to accept an unelected and unaccountable upper house,

recommended perhaps by a panel of academics and jurists — graduates all, no doubt, of the best schools, the product of the best families. Dion hailed current Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s initiative in expelling senators from the Liberal caucus. He suggested that Prime Minister Harper follow Trudeau’s example — thus eliminating any elected authority over the senators who vote yes or no on every decision of the House of Commons. On the Senate’s many deficiencies — the corruption, the criminality, the expense-padding, the partisanship — Dion was silent. On the ongoing Liberal party activism of the senators expelled from the Liberal caucus, their fundraising, their organizing, their

attacks on the Conservative government, Dion had nothing to say. On the bizarre composition of the upper house — substantially unrevised in 150 years — Dion had nothing to say: that 7.5 million Canadians living in B.C. and Alberta get 12 votes in the Senate, while seven million Quebecers get 24, and two million Atlantic Canadians get 30 — well folks, that’s just how it goes in Canada, according to Dion and his leader. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has campaigned actively for a national referendum on abolishing the Senate over the past year. Eighty-two per cent of our supporters in a 2013 survey favoured a national referendum, while 65 per cent supported abolition outright. In the three days follow-

ing the court’s decision, hundreds responded to our online question — what now for Canada’s Senate? — with more than 50,000 words of irate, but emphatic demand for change. It’s easy to understand why the prime minister washed his hands of the Senate file in such haste. The Senate is a national disgrace, with one former senator just completing a jail sentence for fraud on the taxpayers, two more facing criminal charges, two more under RCMP investigation, and the rest anxiously awaiting the outcome of a forensic investigation led by a battalion of accountants from the auditor general’s office. With an election coming in 12 to 18 months, the Senate is a dirty word in the Conservative war room.

And it’s a word we’ll be hearing lots between now and the election, as the RCMP, the auditor general and the director of public prosecutions do their thing. Meanwhile, the federal finance department recently reported a $5.1-billion surplus, just for the month of February — the biggest monthly surplus since the 2008 financial meltdown. It is the most concrete evidence yet that we’re heading for a balanced budget, sooner rather than later, and with it, hopefully lower taxes and lower public debt, part of the virtuous circle that leads to a growing economy and more jobs. “Jobs,” “bigger paycheques,” “bigger payrolls” are the words we can expect to hear from Stephen Harper leading up to the election,

not “Senate,” “senators,” “Senate reform,” “constitutional negotiations” or “referendum.” But Canadians are not so easily spun. Canadians are demanding an end to the corruption, the entitlement and the featherbedding so synonymous with the Senate. Savvy politicians, starting with official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair, popular cabinet minister Maxime Bernier and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, the nation’s most popular premier, know a winning issue when they see one. Canadians want a vote on getting rid of the Senate. They’ll vote for politicians who respect democracy as much as they respect the courts. If Harper and Trudeau ignore the Senate, they do so at their peril.

Escaping the curtain of shyness As I got ready for my high school reunion last weekend, one of my dear friends, whom I’ve known since elementary school, texted me saying that she’d pick me up at the Holiday Inn where I was staying in North Vancouver. “I’m going casual as usual,” Deneen warned about her attire. “I’ll be overdressed, but I don’t care,” I replied. “I’m always over something.” When she arrived, looking gorgeous in jeans and a black tank top, I figured everyone else would dress casual for the pub event as well, and I thought about changing out of my long summer dress. I didn’t though. I decided to go as-is and not worry about trying to fit in like I would have back in 1984. I had matured into someone confident enough to wear what I wanted to wear no matter what everyone else had on. Or had I? Walking into that room full of people who I had graduated with at Seycove Secondary School 30 years earlier had me feeling like the painfully shy, insecure 17-year-old I once was. I immediately headed for the bar. I imagined a few cocktails would help me relax and feel more like myself again, but for some reason my self-conscious high school persona

had completely taken over. “You’re kidding me,” one of my more recent friends said when I told her of the experience the next day. “I thought you’d be the life of the party!” “Not even close,” I said. “It was as if I’d stepped into a time machine and I was the timid wallflower at the school dance again.” The reason why still escapes me. As a tween and teen I was full of anxiety and insecurities, and given my home life at the time, I understand that becoming anti-social was my way of coping. But I came out of my shell decades ago and wondered why I’d revert back to feeling like I used to so quickly. As the mother of a 13-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I’ve always shared with them my experience of being an extreme introvert in my adolescence, and encouraged them not to be like I was. I never wanted them to miss out on experiences and potential friendships like I did during that awkward time. But here I was doing exactly what I told them not to do – being shy. Despite feeling my confidence leave me at the door, I still managed to act social and talk to some lovely people. Often it was for the very first time.

“If you could relive high school all over again, what would you do differently?” one of them asked. “I wouldn’t let what others thought of me hold me back or repress my personality,” I said, after thinking about it for a few seconds. “I’d let them snicker, gossip or ignore me if that’s what they chose to do, but I wouldn’t let it affect me like I did when I was in school.” I’m not sure how many people from my grad class were secure enough to live that philosophy back when we were students, but I believe the kids who were more oblivious to peer pressure and judgment had a better head start in life. I, on the other hand, was a late bloomer and didn’t start trying to live that way until I was in my 40s. I now remind myself whenever I need to hear it that life is too short to worry about what others think of us. The night of my 30th high school reunion was one of those times I needed that reminder. Luckily I didn’t have too many cocktails and stuck around long enough to finally remember. Next time I’ll write it on my hand so I don’t forget.   Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist. She can be contacted at


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DENVER McCOMISH 4-H member: 6 years

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ZACH SCHILLING 4-H member: 9 years

JESSE JACK 4-H member: 3 years

BAYLEE McMULLEN 4-H member: 6 years

COY SCHILLING Cleaver Member

ABBY MUSGROVE 4-H member: 4 years

NATALIE SCHILLING 4-H member: 3 years

BRYCE STEWART 4-H member: 6 years

KALLIE STEWART 4-H member: 6 years

SYDNEY JACK 4-H member: 2 years

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ERIKA YATES 4-H member: 8 years

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TYSON BROWER 4-H member: 1 year

KEYONNA DERR 4-H member: 5 years

SHAYLA DERR 4-H member: 8 years

JASMINE DIEGEL 4-H member: 1 year

KASSANDRA DIEGEL 4-H member: 3 years

BYRON DINSMORE 4-H member: 2 years

KATHRYN DOLLIVER 4-H member: 9 years

GRACIE HEBBES 4-H member: 2 years

MACKENZIE HANKINS 4-H member: 3 years

AUSTIN JACOBSON 4-H member: 4 years

RYLEE JACOBSON 4-H member: 6 years

ALEX SKOCDOPOLE 4-H member: 6 years

BRIDGET SKOCDOPOLE 4-H member: 2 years

CHANDLER SKOCDOPOLE 4-H member: 4 years

BAILEY MUSGROVE 4-H member: 3 years

SHAYLA SCHILLING’ 4-H member: 7 years

ALLISON YATES 4-H member: 8 years

4-H Pledge I Pledge: My HEAD to clearer thinking, My HEART to greater loyalty, My HANDS to larger services, My HEALTH to better living, For my CLUB, my COMMUNITY, and my COUNTRY.

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Another 4-H year is coming to an end. The 4-H Beef children have worked very hard with their calves, and are anxiously looking forward to their Show and Sale on May 19 and 20. Once again, the Stettler District 4-H Beef Committee has raised a wonderful steer for the Scholarship Fund. This fund benefits 4-Hers with their postsecondary education. It was the Big Knife 4-H Beef Club’s turn to supply and feed the steer this year. Rushton Agencies Ltd. donated the steer, and he was raised and fed at JT Livestock Ltd. (John & Tammy Dolliver). The feed for the steer was donated by Calvin and Rita Foot of Cal-Trac Contracting Ltd. The steer will be auctioned off at the show and sale in Stettler on the evening of Tuesday, May 20. All proceeds from the sale of this steer will be used to support Stettler District 4-H members as they pursue a post-secondary education. Each year, at least one, and a maximum of three, scholarships are awarded to youth from this district based on their volunteering and 4-H involvement. By purchasing this steer, you could be contributing to the future of many members. The Stettler & District 4-H Scholarship Committee would like to encourage all prospective buyers to once again come out and support this great youth organization. Selling after Grand & Reserve Champions


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The U18 girls soccer team won gold at the Central Alberta Soccer Association (CASA) Sun Breaker tournament at the beginning of May.

U18 girls bring home gold in tournament ROBIN TARNOWETZKI Independent reporter The U18 girls soccer team defeated three teams for a victory in the Central Alberta Soccer Association (CASA) Sun Breaker tournament, which was scheduled for May 3 and 4. However, the May 4 game was postponed to May 5 because of snow. “It was bloody cold,” said coach Shelley DavisHall. “They did have mit-

tens on and they did have touques on.” She added that it was snowing during their last game on May 3. “I was surprised at how well they played, considering how cold it was,” Davis-Hall said. She said that the majority of the competitors hadn’t been playing all winter, while Stettler had been playing indoor soccer. “I think that was the edge we had over everyone,” she said.

The U18 girls won 4-0 against Wetaskiwin, 4-0 against Rimbey, and 5-1 against Rocky Mountain House/Lacombe. “It was a nice way to start the season,” DavisHall said. There was a good turnout of onlookers to cheer on the U18 girls’ soccer team as they won against Rimbey on Monday, May 12 with a final score of 2-0. Though the girls won, coach Shelley Davis-Hall

said that it wasn’t one of their best games, though she “absolutely” expects them to improve throughout the season, and that hopefully the rest of the season will go well. “Overall as a team, I would say that was an average game,” she said. “We actually had some girls missing last night, which changes the chemistry.” Davis-Hall said that Jenna Brausen and Katie Monaghan had an “outstanding” game against Rimbey.

“They were my players for the game,” she said. Davis-Hall said that Rimbey gets frustrated playing Stettler, and they are not a very disciplined team. “When they get frustrated and they lose their discipline, it just doesn’t help them,” she said. “They need to be a more disciplined team and they’ll do better.” She added that their head coach wasn’t at the game, and the team tends

to do better when she is present. The onlookers weren’t shy about cheering for their teams, and Stettler even got support from some residents sitting on their deck. “My parents are very supportive,” Davis-Hall said. “There’s lots of cheering from the parents’ side.” The first goal of the game was scored by Grace Chapman, and the second was scored by Breanna Davis-Hall.

U16 boys soccer team defeats Sylvan Lake ROBIN TARNOWETZKI Independent reporter The U16 boys played Sylvan Lake at West Stettler Park on Thursday, May 8 and won with a final score of 3-2. “I think they’ve been doing great,” said coach

Mitch Finkbiner. “From two weeks ago until now they’ve improved quite a bit and they’ve been working hard.” While not as cold as Wednesday’s U18 game, conditions were still not ideal, though assistant coach Nicole Verhoeven

said the boys were unaffected. “I think for them it wasn’t chilly at all,” she said. “Once they played they were good, and it was way warmer than Tuesday’s game.” She added that the boys played well in their second

game of the season. “They (Sylvan Lake) played good, too,” she said. “They’re a tough team.” At one point in the game, the teams were clustered at one side and the ball was bounced from player to player off every body part but their feet.

“There’s a lot of acrobatics today,” one of the onlookers said. Two of the goals were scored by John Langford and Bailey Webb. The second goal was a penalty kick by Steven McCrea, and Finkbiner said it was a “pretty timely goal.”

Though the boys have been doing well in practice, Verhoeven said that is never an indication for how the team will play in an actual game. “I think we look pretty good,” Finkbiner said. “As long as we keep getting better every game.”

U18 boys soccer picks up steam ROBIN TARNOWETZKI Independent reporter Despite a cold start, the soccer season is now in full swing, and the U18 boys have had a mixed start to the season. They played in Lacombe on Monday, May 5. By halftime, Stettler fell behind with a score of 3-0. They came back stronger in the second half with two goals on penalty kicks by Frank VanOmmeren. “Despite dominating the play, Stettler could not equalize,” said assistant coach Mike Chase, and the final score was 4-2 for Lacombe. This game also functioned as the final in the Central Alberta Soccer Association (CASA) Sun Breaker tournament, which was supposed to be played on Sunday but

was cancelled due to snow. On Wednesday, May 7, Stettler hosted Wetaskiwin in West Stettler Park, and despite the cold and wind, there were a good number of people out to cheer on the players. Stettler won the game with a final score of 3-2. “Some key saves from Garret Burns kept the team ahead,” Chase said. It’s too early yet to say how the season is going to go, and Chase said the team is just getting started. “The team has just had its second week of soccer, so is beginning to play as a team,” he said. Stettler travels to Lacombe today, May 14, to play Rocky Mountain House, and they next play Camrose on Wednesday, May 21, at West Stettler Park.

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Botha’s pitcher winds up for a pitch, which eventually went too high. The game consisted of a lot of balls and stolen bases as all members of both teams, some complete rookies, learned to play. The game ended in a tied score of 15-15.

Girls step up to plate as softball season begins STACEY LAVALLIE Independent reporter Some of the girls had never been at bat before, and others were old pros, but it didn’t matter as the Stettler U12 softball team stepped up to plate against Botha. The game ended in a tied 15-15 final in Stettler on Thursday, May 8.

Parents, grandparents and siblings packed the stand and cheered on their teams, and the girls chanted team chants as their teammates pitched, caught, or swung the bat. It’ll be a busy softball season for the girls in Stettler, with games scheduled almost every Wednesday and Thursday through May and July, all beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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donned netminder gear and stepped onto the floor during a fundraiser on Saturday, The Stettler Recreation letting people take shots on Centre was swarming with net for a toonie. While the event raised about $100, the ball very rarely got past Smyth – or even to the net at all. TM “You hear parents on the sidelines, yelling ‘Shoot the ball!’ and this gives them a chance to see it’s not easy,” MAINTENANCE • TIRES • BRAKES • OIL & FILTER • BATTERIES • ALIGNMENT Smyth explained. Some people had the ball fall out of the stick when they leaned it back to take a shot, while others lost it during the swing, sending the small rubber bar straight up to the ceiling. 9:00a.m to “It really gives parents and fans a chance to see 3:00p.m. how difficult it is to master something as simple as shooting the ball,” she said. On Sunday, older kids took to the floor, as players ALL GAS in the peewee, bantam and 9:00a.m to VEHICLES midget leagues all played Sunday, with only Bantam 3:00p.m. 1 playing out of town. The only team to rack a DIESELS win was Bantam 2, which won its game against Kneehill 8-3. Bantam 1 lost its ALL GAS game to Sylvan Lake 11-1, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED ALL MAKES WELCOME VEHICLES a repeat of the previous’ day’s loss to Red Deer 2, also 11-1. Midget crossed sticks with Innisfail and Complimentary DIESELS with EVERY service! defeated PLUS Awere CASE PLUS A CASE OF OF10-2, and LaTire Repair coka – a team made of kids Detailed results provided PLUS A CASE OF WASHER FLUID WITH WASHER FLUID WITH from Lacombe and Ponoka on a Vehicle Report Card & WASHER Rotation FLUID WITH FIRST COME FIRST SERVED ALL MAKES WELCOME – bested the peewees 12-4. EVERY GOLD EVERY GOLD FIRST COME FIRST SERVED ALL MAKES WELCOME EVERY GOLD Despite the losses, Smyth SERVICE SERVICE Call or email for appointment: SERVICE said the Stettler Thunder are doing well this season. VISIT OUR QUICK LANE, LOCATED AT: “We’re improving every game we play,” she said. HOURS OFOF OPERATION: HOURS OPERATION HOMETOWN FORD LINCOLN ASPEN FORD FORD SALES SALES ASPEN HOURS OF OPERATION: MON-THURS 7:00AM-9:00PM “The scores don’t show MON-FRI7:30AM 8:00AM-5:30PM nd St., 1234 STREET ROAD, CITY, PROVINCE nd MON-FRI 5:30PM 440242 Stettler, AB 4402 - 42 St., Stettler, AB FRI 7:00AM-6:00PM SAT 9:00AM-1:00PM how good the players are SAT - 4:00PM SAT9:00AM 8:00AM-5:00PM (123) 456-7891 x011 (403) 742-2506 403-742-2506 playing.” As the league ages and Life is better in the Quick Lane.TM both coaches and players gain more experience with SMP11039.MAT.EN.A.indd 1 11-09-15 5:07 PM the sport, the league will SMP11039.MAT.EN.A.indd 1 11-09-15 5:07 PM only strengthen, making the Thunder a group of teams to SMP11039.MAT.EN.A.indd 1 11-09-15 5:07 PM SMP11039.MAT.EN.A.indd 1 11-09-15 5:07 PM SMP11039.MAT.EN.A.indd 1 11-09-15 5:07 PM be reckoned with, she said. STACEY LAVALLIE Independent reporter

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Union Jack to honour Mrs. Leffler Last week, the Big Valley Historical Society put up a new Royal Union flag (Union Jack) at the “blue church” on the hill. Some people have been wondering why we would fly the “British flag” here in Big Valley. Two reasons have been put forth by the society: First, the church was built in 1916 and the Union Jack was the flag flown by Canada in at that time. The second, and by far the most interesting, reason is to pay tribute to one British woman, a Mrs. Carolyn Leffler, who by knitting and selling children’s clothing, raised $500.00, to contribute to the building of an Anglican church wherever it was most needed on the Canadian prairies. In 1914, she sent this money to the Anglican Diocese of Calgary with a letter indicating her wishes. Fortunately for Big Valley, at the time, a prosperous mining centre with a well-established ranching community, there was a congregation here large enough to earn this honour and the Diocese chose Big Valley as the most logical choice for a new church. A site overlooking Main Street on top of the valley edge was chosen and the church, named St. Edmund’s was virtually completed by the end of 1916. Interesting to note, Mrs. Leffler’s money was enough to build the

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church, though it didn’t get the steeple until 1922. You definitely couldn’t build a church nowadays for $500. The Big Valley Elks will be holding their annual Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 31. Registration and breakfast will be at the clubhouse from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. with tee off at 10.30 a.m. Mixed teams will play nine holes in the Texas Scramble format. Beef-ona-bun and prizes will follow the golf action. The Elks would like to encourage everyone to join them in a fun-

filled day of golfing, fellowship and entertainment. The year is quickly winding down for the Big Valley 4-H Beef Club. They are very pleased with their club’s growth to 20 members this year. Club members will be participating in the Stettler District 4-H Beef Show and Sale on May 19 and 20 at the Stettler Agriplex. Judging for the female show begins at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 19 with the steer competition scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20. The awards banquet and steer sale follow that same evening. All community members are invited to take in the show and sale to watch club members showcase their year-end projects. For more information contact Cheryl Bartley at 403-740-2813. The Village of Big Valley has organized their first “Trash to Treasure” event for Monday and Tuesday, May 26 and 27. This is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted but usable items (furniture, appliances, household items, etc.) while giving other residents the opportunity to pick up items for free. Just set out items you wish to give away where you usually place your trash for these two days and label them “Free”. Remember one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure.

Great big Mothers’ Day breakfast The community hall was full as 180 plus diners enjoyed the Halkirk Elks annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast. It was wonderful to see so many large families of three and four generations visiting and enjoying each other. Thanks to the junior high students who helped in the kitchen. Paul Dietrich, the Village maintenance person, is putting new shingles on the town office. Councillor Matt Koenraadt is also helping. The Village is looking for a summer student. Applicants should apply at the office. Our school students worked their way through the village on Thursday picking up garbage and debris left over the winter. Gwen at the Snack Shack and Doris at the Town office provided treats. Also on Thursday, a guest from CAP ( classroom Ag. Program) was in to speak to the students on fertilizers. Congratulations to Grade 6 students Devon Johnson and Bailey Musgrove, who placed first at a badminton tournament in Stettler. Also doing very well were Trey MacGillivray and Cale Neufeld. The Grade 7 badminton doubles team of Brooklyn Perry and Abby Musgrove won silver at CARA in Stettler last weekend and this

weekend competed in CWAJHAA in Red Deer, where they again won a silver. Congratulations, girls. Our sympathies to the family of George Rowland Sr. who passed away on May 6. George, who had celebrated his 90th birthday last August, was survived by a large family, most of whom attended services on Saturday in the Halkirk hall. We send condolences to the family of Bill Hronek, who passed away on Wednesday at his home in Castor. Bill was raised on the farm north of Halkirk. Services will be held on Monday at the hall in Castor. Sympathies are extended to the Schaffner families on the passing of Bill Sr. on Thursday morning. A memorial will be held on Tuesday at the Evangelical - Missionary Church in Castor. Birthday greetings go out to Murray Fiss who turned 90 years young and celebrated his birthday with a party at the Castor Curling Rink on Saturday. Small business owner, Joanne Howe has her greenhouse, located northeast of town, open on the Mother’s day weekend. Anne Neilson returned from visiting with her son, Mike Neilson in Burnaby and daughter, Brenda from Langley, B.C.

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Sonny and Marg Rowland, the last of the snow birds, arrived home at the end of April after six warm months in the Yuma area of Arizona. Kent and Evelyn Johnson drove last week to Vancouver, where they attended a surprise 60th birthday party for their sonin-law, Scott Morrison. On their return trip, they noticed a large amount of snow and debris on the road between Revelstoke and Golden and were told they had missed an avalanche that went through while they were in Vancouver. Matt and Jessica McKnight and their

daughter Ava, who spent the winter in Bietigheim-Bassinger, Germany are visiting with Matt’s mom, Patti. Matt’s hockey team was successful in reaching the finals this year and he has plans to return again next fall. Cathy Kneeland accompanied her daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Keith, and Keith’s aunt Susan on a wonderful holiday to Maui. They kept themselves busy snorkeling, kayaking and hiking, but the best was swimming with the turtles. Coming up: May 15 - Bingo at the hall at 7:30; May 17 to 19 – Victoria day long weekend – drive safe everyone; May 21 – Grade nine farewell pot luck supper at the hall commencing at 6:30 p.m.; May 24 – Waste roundup at Halkirk’s firehall from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. , May 24 – Farewell get together for Brian and Renee Pedersen, principal of Theresetta and Mother Teresa at 7 p.m. at Theresetta school; May 26 – Circle Square Ranch fundraiser golf tournament at Pheasantback – raising funds for the new jjunior camp facilities – phone 403-884-2444 to enter or donate: May 27 – Elementary track meet hosted by Halkirk at the Bull-a-rama grounds (rain - out date is May 29).

Show and Shine at the end of June Hope every mother had a very memorable day and were honoured in a special way. Now is the time to get your special car polished up as you only have a little over a month to get ready for the third annual Show & Shine in downtown Donalda at the Lamp Park, June 28th, 2014. Be sure and get you raffle ticket, first prize being an “Engine BBG”, second prize 7 piece patio

set and third prize $500.00 cash. Promotions was scheduled to host a drive-in movie Saturday May 10, down in the coulees, then the Donalda Coulee Friendship Club was scheduled to host the Mother’s Day Strawberry Pancake Breakfast and Music Jam. Gala opening for the Donalda Art Gallery has been delayed as the renovations have not been com-

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Don’t forget your animal licenses Hopefully all mothers out there had a fantastic Mother’s Day. The Botha BCC Committee would like to thank everyone who came and had the Mother’s Day breakfast, hopefully everyone had a great time. This coming weekend is one exciting weekend for everyone. The campsites around are now reopened for the season. This means a lot of fun and relaxing time, with camp fires, water fun, sitting around and absorbing nature, etc. It’s Victoria Day weekend, so hopefully everyone can get out for a relaxing long weekend. Would like to congratulate all the winners at the last floor curling tournament which took place this past Thursday, May 8. Hopefully everyone involved had a lot of fun, and hope to see you all again at the next tournament. Make sure you come on out for a exciting time at the Botha Hall Sunday, May 25, to the second last dance before the break takes place. The “Misty Country Band” will be the entertaining band for this afternoon. This dance starts at 1:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to come out and have a lot of fun. So make sure you make it out for one fun-filled afternoon. Regular Floor Curling happens every Thursday afternoon starting at 1 p.m., and is held at the Senior Centre. So come on out and participate in this great game. They would love to see everyone. Every Wednesday morning starting at 10 a.m., make sure you come on out and join your friends for a fresh hot cup of coffee and a great visit. Then that same afternoon starting at 1 p.m., make sure you come out to the centre again for a fun-filled game of carpet bowling. They would love to see everyone join them. Quilting takes place again on Monday, May 26, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the seniors’ centre. So make sure you join the ladies there that morning. Bingo happens again on Tuesday, May 27, starting at 7:15 p.m. sharp. So make sure you grab your dobbers

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and come out for one great evening. Don’t forget about getting your dog licences if you have not already done so for this year. There is a by-law in this little village, and animals unattended will be picked up. So make sure your animals are under control at all times. All animals need a licence, so make sure you get out and purchase yours. At the Botha School they will be extremely busy for the remainder of this month and next with their regular school work, studying for finals, swimming lessons, track meet, Grade 5 field trip (camp), project days and field trips. It’s hard to believe this school year is coming to an end again really soon. In Grade 2/3 class, they are busy reading and working on injections energy with well chosen and interesting words and phrases from the interesting novel called “Pioneer Sisters”, based on the little house novels. They are also moving onto data management, creating and interpreting charts and graphs. They are asking parents to save and send styrofoam trays and corks for their last science project: Brats and Buoyancy. This would very much be appreciated, and thank you.

Grade 4/5s did excellent work on the novel “Hanna’s Suitcase” and writing letters to Japan. Through this novel, they learnt to appreciate the freedom we have here in Canada, and are willing to prevent and stop bullying. They have also learnt some algebraic equations using paper bags and block bears. For their next math project, they will be using baking, and coins to learn fractions and decimals. Another fun way of learning these are by playing board games, computer games, and iPODS/iPADS. In Grade 1 and Kindergarten, they have been busy making special surprises for their moms for Mothers’ Day. Hopefully all mothers were surprised and happy with all their children’s hard work they put into making them. They enjoyed their field trip to the Wadlund’s Dairy Farm and Sobeys. They would like to say a big thank you to both these two businesses for allowing them to do this. Both classes are recording their learnings. Please check the class website for pictures on this special trip. Wetlands Wednesdays are coming up really soon to, which really sounds like fun. In math, they will be moving into Geometry with 2D and 3D objects. They will be using shapes and objects in our environment and sorting them based on their attributes. Sounds like a busy two months for all students, with a lot of fun involved. A very important date to keep in mind is May 30, when the volunteer tea will be taking place at the school. Anyone that volunteered for anything in the past year is more than welcome to attend, all volunteers are truly appreciated, as with your help the school year goes much easier. Thank you. On Friday, May 23 all students will be participating in Jump a Rope, so please dress your child according to weather conditions and all parents are very much welcome to come out and help out.

Information needed to figure out wartime photos A busy weekend for most with Mother’s Day celebrations. Several from our area attended the Botha Pancake breakfast. Among these were Haley, Nick and Cooper; Tom, Angela and Kalli who took Mom (and Dad) Velvet and Fred there, where they enjoyed a delicious meal. Gloria and Stan Diegel have a tradition that they once again took in for Mother’s Day. Richelle and Greg and family drove them to Red Deer for the annual Antique Show, then supper out at Red Deer Buffet. On Saturday afternoon Stan and Gloria attended granddaughters Sophie and Sadie Diegel’s dance recital at the P.A.C. in Stettler. Also in attendance at the 2 p.m. performance was Dad Arden, Aunt Richelle and Bridget and Aunt Ybiett.

Eleanor Dahlgren joined daughters Elva (Kayla, Luke) and Bonnie (Kristina) where Eleanor watched her first ever lacrosse game, which she really enjoyed. Greatgrandson Dallon McAlister from Innisfail was on the visiting team. Then on Sunday, Frank took Eleanor out for Mother’s Day breakfast at “The Otherside” restaurant. Percy and Paulette Heer had dinner with her mom, Iona Berg at Heart Haven Lodge on Mother’s Day, then drove out to Nevis to Tail Creek Nursery, back home with a bucket of chicken and supper with friends. Bill and Joyce Hansel celebrated Mother’s Day with brunch at the Club Café with daughters Sandy, Sue and Brad and grandchildren Tyler and Brina, Miranda and Cole. Coming home, they took birthday cake over


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to help Abby Musgrove celebrate her 13th birthday. On Saturday, they enjoyed an evening with Gordie and Shirley Reynolds, out to the farm for supper and cards.

The Big Knife 4-H Beef Club will be among the groups showing their calves on Monday, May 19 in Stettler. The sale is held Tuesday, May 20. We support them and wish everyone two great days. I have received a precious package in the mail. In this was several pictures from Decoration Day 1945, as well as two pictures of “our boys” in concentration camp during WWII. Anyone who can help me put names to these pictures would be greatly appreciated. I will be printing copies for our cemetery book and to display in the Bank Building. Cash bingo will be held on Saturday, May 17 at the Bank Building. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; early bird starts at 7 p.m. Coffee and cake half time. Everyone welcome.

Rumsey history book to be updated I hope all the Mothers out there had a nice relaxing day on this past Sunday. Now you can get ready for the long weekend coming up. May’s long weekend is so unpredictable as far as weather goes, but it is always nice to get out the camper and enjoy the first campfire of the year. Dariel McNaughton called me to pass on the news that the Rumsey/ Rowley Historical Society would like to see a revival happen. It has been 32 years since the big red book was published and I know quite a few people

have mentioned that it is time for another addition. So with that in mind, Anyone in the RumseyRowley area that is interested in helping with an up-to-date book of history, continuing from the 1982 PIONEER DAYS history book, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rumsey Agriplex. A committee and editor needs to be chosen. If you are interested, please attend the meeting or contact Dariel McNaughton at 403 368 2120. This would be a great project for lots of people to get

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involved with so give it some thought and attend the meeting to find out what you can do. Alyse Burnett and Devon Sawnson’s shower will take place on Friday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall. Alyse is daughter to Lindsay and Shirley Burnett. What wonderful news, another wedding in the community, their nuptial will take place on July 12, 2014. So don’t forget to attend the shower. The Rumsey Connection Golf Tournament will take place this year on

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Thursday, June 12, shot gun start at 5 p.m., so be early. Dariel McNaughton at 403-368-2120 and Elaine Weisse at 403-3682225 will be taking entries, so don’t procrastinate because it will fill up fast. Keep in mind the Rum-

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A grass fire at Boehlke Pond north of Endiang burned a sizable amount of grass and brush on the west side of the fish pond on Thursday. Firefighters from the Byemoor and Stettler fire departments responded to extinguish the fire, which was of unknown origin. It was a challenge to fight as the area has a lot of brush and trees. Luckily, no structures were lost, the fire was contained within the fish pond property and damage was kept to a minimum thanks to the good work of the firefighters. The Endmoor floor curlers held their windup party to conclude their 32nd season on Monday at the Endiang hall. About 30 curlers and guests enjoyed a bountiful pot-luck dinner followed by an afternoon of floor curling and visiting. Floor curling will resume again in the fall, when new members will be welcome to join. Byemoor junior high school students Bill Hawkins, Jesse Jack, Gunnar Keith, Avery Smyth, Ally Walker and Rachelle Yates were joined by four students from the Big Valley School on a school exchange trip to Cornwall, Ont. They arrived home on Thursday from the weeklong stay. Some highlights of the trip included a visit to Ottawa where they visited Parliament Hill and


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witnessed the “Speaker’s Parade” at the Parliament Buildings. They also visited Old Montréal and toured the Biodome in Montréal. One day they took a boat tour on the St. Lawrence River and also visited Thousand Islands National Park. Upper Canada Village was also in their itinerary. Adult supervisors on the trip included principal Corey Van Zandbergen as well as Krissy Jack, Caitlyn Keith and Tania Smyth. The Cornwall students will be returning the visit to Byemoor on June 6-12. Mickey Tucker accompanied Donnie and Blanche Johnson to Calgary on Monday to pick up Velma Gore of Westbank, B.C. from the bus depot. Velma plans an extended visit with Mickey and other Boehlke relatives. The Endmoor floor curlers sent two teams to the Botha bonspiel on Thursday. Enjoying the Botha hospitality were Joe Knowles, Eva Nielson, Jack and Vi Grams, Ernie






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Angel, Joan Morrison and Dave and Carol Sisley. Sympathy is extended to the family of Bill Baird who passed away at the age of 66 years. Bill was raised at Byemoor and following his marriage he and his late wife Pat moved to the former Alex Hogg place south of Endiang where they were successful farmers and raised a family of three children — Sandra, Russell and Wendy. Bill was a school bus driver and an avid curler in his younger years. Our thoughts are with Bill’s family at this sad time. Keep in mind the bridal shower for Jordan Wasdal, future bride of Kyle Smith, on May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor community hall. Women of the community are asked to please bring lunch. Maureen Wasdal, Lee Hunt, Harold Hunt and Beate Wasdal were in Calgary for a performance of the Cavalia horse show at Canada Olympic Park on the weekend. Dan and Verla Buchwitz’s former antique store on main street in Hanna has been levelled. The old grocery store and National Hotel are also coming down to make room for the expansion of the Special Areas office. A lot of history and memories in those old buildings and it will certainly give the street a different look.




















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KLATT Johanes (John) Klatt was born to Joseph and Paulina Klatt on October 9th, 1919 and passed away May 8th, 2014 at the age of 94 years 7 months. He was raised on the family farm and went to school at Painter Creek Alberta. John helped his dad on the farm until he got married on Nov. 26th, 1942 to Alva (Trefz). They lived with Alva’s parents in Bashaw, Alberta for a month as John and Robert Trefz went to work at a sawmill in Winfield, Alberta. John and Alva moved to Bolander’s place in the Paintearth Coulee and resided there one year and then moved to the Schilke place and from there returned to the family farm which he eventually purchased. John enjoyed all aspects of farming even through unpredictable times. They were blessed with eight children: Sylvia, Mervin, Conrad, twins Robert and Marie, Linda, Gordon and Carla. They suffered hardships as Sylvia passed away at 3 months of age with whooping cough. Robert was stillborn and Marie lived thirteen days. In 1973 they sold the farm and moved to Botha, Alberta. John worked at Bill’s Farm Supply setting up new machinery and then worked as a janitor at Stettler High School. John retired in 1984 and thoroughly enjoyed the time this allowed to fish and camp with his family and friends. In June of 2006 John and Alva moved into Paragon Place in Stettler, Alberta. After the passing of Alva, John continued to live at Paragon Place until November of 2012 and due to failing health he then moved into Pine Ridge Care Centre. He was content and well cared for there. Pine Ridge Care Centre closed and John was then moved to Points West facility where he resided until his passing. John leaves to lovingly remember him: children Mervin (Ellen) Klatt, Conrad (Sheila) Klatt, Linda (Wayne) Rossing, Gordon (Brenda) Klatt, and Carla (Morgan) Grams; grandchildren: Shane (Jody) Klatt, Cody (Sharon) Klatt, Jason (Tammy) Rossing, Corwyn (Kelsey) Rossing, Trevor (Myste) Klatt, Tracey (Kim) Klatt, Tarah (Trevor) Knodel, Chad (Jill) Grams, Kyle Grams and 19 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Mary Stenerson, Esther Trefz and Irene (Howard) Schaufele; and brother-inlaw Ed (Eileen) Trefz, many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his loving wife Alva, brother Christian (Freda) Klatt, sisters Dora (Chris) Reister and Mary (John) Reister, daughter-in-law Leah Klatt, brothers-in-law Vern (Dot) Trefz, Robert Trefz, Louis Trefz and Ed Stenerson and sister-in-law Freda (Ed) McLatchy. A funeral service for the late John Klatt will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta. Donations in memory of John may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements. To send or view condolences to John’s family, please visit

Obituaries ROWLEDGE Daniel Grant March 25, 1920 - May 5, 2014 Grant, beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather was born on the family farm at Erskine, Alberta to Harry and Sarah Rowledge, the youngest son in a family of five children. He attended Behrens and Erskine Schools and later married Verna Barber on November 17, 1943. His memory will be cherished by his son Terry (Janet) Rowledge and their daughters Bonnie (AJ), and children Bryan, Olivia, Emily and Kalley, Sheri (Glen) and children Gracie, Rachel and Chance; daughter Donna (Curt) Peterson and sons Craig (Jenny) their children Ryan, Jacob and Hayes, Jeff (Mandi) and children Brody, Elliot and Evyn; daughter Linda (Terry) Unger and family Alexis (Kurtis), Lacey, Jes (Todd) and children Toby and Isabel, Caleb (Jill) and children MaKenzie, Addie, Arlo, Talia (Scott); son Murray (Wendy) Rowledge and their family Rhiannon, Sarah (Lee) and children Branson and Kate, Cody (Chelsey) and Bennett. Grant was predeceased by his infant son Barry Grant, his first wife Verna, second wife Phyllis and all his siblings. He is also survived by his faithful friend Olwin Pearson and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Grant dedicated his life to farming, raising Charolais cattle and grain in the Erskine area until retiring to Stettler in 2005. The Erskine United Church and his community were important to him and he contributed in many ways. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed singing, yodelling, playing cards, fast horses and cars. He played and coached ball and hockey, curled, was a 4-H leader and enjoyed travelling. Grant had a great sense of humour and liked practical jokes. The last few years were a struggle due to his loss of hearing and failing eyesight. The family will be forever grateful to his friend Olwin Pearson who helped him by being his “eyes and ears.” Funeral services were held at 2:30 on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Stettler Funeral Home 4707-70 St., Stettler, Alberta, with Jan Richardson, of the Stettler United Church officiating. Private family interment took place at Erskine Cemetery prior to the service, with Lee Chapman, Ernie Peterson, Wade Stewart, Glen Morbeck, Craig Peterson, Jeff Peterson, Caleb Unger and Cody Rowledge as Pallbearers. Granddaughter Sheri Morbeck gave a beautiful tribute; organist Evelyn Strandquist presented her gift of music for the hymns. Family and friends gathered for a time of fellowship in the Heartland Reception Centre with a luncheon by the Erskine United Church Women. Memorial donations may be made to the Erskine United Church or charity of your own choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.


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Mr. Wilbert Jestin 1926 - 2014

Mr. Wilbert Weston Jestin passed away on May 12, 2014 in Stettler, Alberta at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his wife June Baird of Stettler, his children Jerry (Janice) Jestin or Texas and Loretta (Lawrie) Ross of Delburne; grandchildren Charles Ross of Edmonton, Scott Ross of Delburne and Cole Ross (Amber Fika) of Red Deer and one greatgrandson Ashton Ross of Dapp, Alberta. He is also survived by his brothers Dale (Shirley) Jestin and Edward Jestin and sisters Verna Allison, Nellie (Vernon) McCauley, one sister-in-law Rachel Sanderson, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. A funeral service will be held at the Stettler United Church on Thursday May 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Wilbert, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

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Annual Garage Sale ROWLAND George George Rowland of Stettler, Alberta, passed away in the Stettler hospital on May 6th, 2014, at the age of 90 years. George was born in Gadsby, August 27, 1923 to Tom and Sarah Rowland. In 1942 George married Addie Hubbell and together they raised 6 children. He started farming and maintained yet another career at the Manalta Coal mine on the draglines until 1986 when he retired. Addie sadly had passed away in 1987. George married Alice Bitzer on October 14, 1995. He moved off the farm and into Stettler. Alice passed away on December 22, 1997. George moved in to Heart Haven Lodge in 2008 where he resided until his passing. George will be remembered by his children and grandchildren of his love of farming, baseball and hockey. He was an avid coach and fan. He spent many hours throwing baseballs for the children so they could improve their skills. George could always be heard cheering them on at almost all of their games. George was predeceased by his parents, his son Raymond Rowland, his daughters Vivian Fenton, Pearl Loader and Joyce Mawby. Five sisters: Jessie, Maude, Mary, Agnes and Sarah; 3 brothers: Bobby, Charlie and Tom; and 2 grandchildren: Chris and Craig. He leaves behind two children, Shirley Sargent (Jim) of Mirror and George Rowland Jr. (Margaret) of Halkirk. Sisters, Susan Ainsworth (Dave) of BC, Evelyn Milner (Fred) of Stettler, Marlene Larson (Irvin) of Stettler, and one brother, Bill Rowland (Alice) of Red Deer, as well as 27 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 39 great-great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many dear friends. Funeral services were held at the Halkirk Community Hall on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1:00 with the grandchildren as the honorary pallbearers. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the Omega Cemetery, Heart Haven Lodge or the charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315 Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Dannewald, Annie May 17,2013 Dannewald, Albert April 3, 1985 Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard And always near. Lovingly remembered by your family

Wayne John Kowalchuk Oct. 23, 1947 - May 17, 2008 Our lives go on without you But nothing is the same Missing you is a heartache That never goes away Sad are the hearts that love you Silent the tears that fall Living our lives without you Is the hardest part of all Forever loved and missed Terri, Ryan Amanda & Kolton Brandy, Dan & Mya

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HAROLD BELL 1931-2013 He is gone but not forgotten And, as dawns another year In our lonely hours of thinking, Thoughts of him are always near. Days of sadness will come o’er us Many think the wound is healed But they little know the sorrow That lies in the heart concealed

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Annual General Meeting Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:30 PM. Stettler Hospital Board Room

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LIVE in Caregiver (Nanny). Full-time live in caregiver required for 2 children aged 2 years and 5 years old in private household setting in Stettler, AB. Duties include supervise and care of children and assume full responsibility of household in absence of parents. Please email your resume to neetuparmar99



ASSOCIATES DENTAL: We are now accepting applications for 2 full time


to join their team. No Evenings or Weekends Please email: associatesdental or fax to 403-347-2133.

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RANCH HAND WANTED for cows/calf operation. Housing supplied. References & drivers abstract required. Consort. 403-577-0011

Westmoreland Coal Request for Proposals - Janitorial Services Westmoreland Coal wishes to enter into a Janitorial Services Contract for our mine office buildings located at 40413 Highway 855 (approximately 21 km North of Halkirk). The contract will include providing full janitorial services for all mine offices and employee areas. A complete list of duties is available by contacting Robert at 403-884-3030 or by email at or Linda Ponto at 403-884-3006 or by email at Please submit your proposal to Janitorial Services, Westmoreland - Paintearth Mine Box 730 Forestburg AB, T0B 1N0 Attn: Robert Frizzell prior to noon, May 22, 2014

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Applicants must be able to deal well with the public and to work closely in a team setting. A patient and tolerant attitude is necessary. We employ the latest in diagnostic equipment and as such applicants need to be comfortable in learning and dealing with different technologies. Duties will include administering screening tests, dealing with patient’s glasses and contact needs and front desk administrative duties. A pleasant and caring attitude, a desire to learn new technologies and computer systems, and a good work ethic are a must.

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A busy manufacturing oilfield company is looking for a full time Mechanical Engineer/Designer. This position will involve the design and product development of Oilfield Equipment. Duties will include the design of equipment using 3D CAD, shop testing prototypes and support to manufacturing for existing products. This positions requires individuals with a strong mechanical aptitude. SolidWorks experience is an asset. Individuals with creativity, attention to detail and an interest in working with equipment are preferred. Please drop resumes off at Starting wage is based on #5, 4710-50 St. in Stettler. knowledge and†experience. Only eligible candidates Suitable applicants will be will be contacted. contacted for interviews. Send Resumes to: resume or fax 403.347.3393



AN ALBERTA OILFIELD company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 780-723-5051.

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1193509 Alberta Inc., 4629 59 Street, Stettler, AB needs 2 FT perm Food Service Supervisors ASAP to co-ordinate activities of staff & ensure food service and quality control at Subway in Stettler. $13.50/hr, 40 hrs/wk. High School & 1 year experience required. Must be available between the hours of 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. for a variety of shift times and days.

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CAMERON BAY HOLDINGS INC. o/a McDonald’s in Red Deer Gasoline Alley East and West is now hiring F/T & P/T Food Service Supervisors. Wages are $12.50 to $13.50/hr, depending on experience and availability. Candidates must be able to work a variety of shifts and have 3 to 5 yrs. previous experience in fast food and supervisor exp. Must be able to supervise crew of up to 20 people at one time. Part time applications will be accepted from Canadians and Permanent Residents currently living in Canada. Apply in person at 37479 or 37428 Hwy 2, Red Deer, or email resume to: or fax to 403-783-4251.

CAMERON Bay Holdings Inc. operating as MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS, in Central Alberta, is now hiring FULL TIME Food Counter Attendants. PART TIME applications will be accepted from Canadian and Permanent Residents currently living in Canada. Basic duties include making food and serving customers. All stores are 24 hours, except Stettler, which has extended late night hours and applicants must be willing to work flexible shifts, including evening, weekends and nights shifts. Students, stay home moms, retired persons, we offer part time flexibility to fit your lifestyle, as well as scholarship programs for students. Wages range from $10.25 to 11.00 per hour and we will train. Benefits are included and we offer opportunities for advancement. Apply in person at any of the following locations: Ponoka 4419 Hwy 2A; Lacombe 5510 Hwy 2A, Red Deer Gasoline Alley at 37479 Hwy 2 and 37428 Hwy 2 and Stettler at 4721A 70th Street or on line at or fax resume to 403-783-4251

CAMERON BAY HOLDINGS INC. o/a McDonald’s in Stettler and Lacombe is now hiring F/T & P/T Food Service Supervisors. Wages are $12.50 to $13.50/hr, depending on experience and availability. Candidates must be able to work a variety of shifts and have 3 to 5 yrs. previous experience in fast food and Teachers/ Tutors supervisor exp. Must be able to supervise crew of up to 20 people at one time. YELLOWKNIFE Part time applications will CATHOLIC SCHOOLS be accepted from is hiring for a Canadians and Permanent French Immersion Residents currently living in Primary Teacher. Canada. Apply in person at For application instructions 5510 Hwy 2A, please view our Lacombe, T4L 1W3 or employment ad at 4721A 70 Street, Stettler T0C 2L0 or email resume to FOR fast results: Classified or fax to 403-783-4251. Want Ads. Phone 1-877223-3311.



Case IH Equipment Dealer in CORONATION and STETTLER is now accepting applications for a


Live the life style of Central Alberta & be home at night. Work for one of the few family owned dealerships where we care about our employees & customers. Successful candidate will be a team player with strong social skills. Counter and Management experience an asset. Computer literacy & knowledge of DIS Parts program a definite asset but not mandatory.



FUTURE AG INC. owns and operates 5 branches throughout Central Alberta selling and servicing CASE IH Construction and CASE IH Agriculture equipment. We are currently looking for

Agricultural Technicians and/or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics

with Ag experience for our Stettler location. This is a fast-paced environment and ideal candidate would be able to work with minimal supervision, have the ability to take initiative and consistently demonstrate exceptional customer service.

WE OFFER: FUTURE AG INC. Competitive Wages “People You Can Count Onâ€?, Annual Work boot is offering the opportunity reimbursement to grow in your career with • RRSP Plan a thriving company. • Benefits Package We offer an exemplary • Sick Days benefits package, hourly • Monthly Bonus salary starting at $29.00, annual work boot If you are looking for a reimbursement, RRSP plan, rewarding career with a sick days, monthly bonus successful and growing and continuous professional organization, then forward training in a positive your resume to: friendly environment. • •

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If you have a great attitude and integrity, FUTURE AG is offering you an exciting career opportunity. To apply, forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Markus Box 1510 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax 403-742-5626

GREAT OPPORTUNITY Afternoon Shifts for CNC Lead Hand / Supervisor and Operators Nexus Engineering is currently looking for Afternoon shift Lead hand/supervisor and operators. Duties include, ensuring production flow on Mazak C.N.C lathe and mills, trouble shooting, min 1 years experience as a lead hand/supervisor in a machine shop. We offer competitive wages, company paid benefits and a RRSP matching plan. Please forward resumes to: resume

HD LICENSED TECHNICIAN for several Alberta areas. Must have or willing to obtain CVIP licence. Please email or fax applications to: Carillion Canada Inc.; Fax 780-336-2461.


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Nexus is currently seeking a mechanical individual to perform assembly & testing of all BOP’s and Pressure Control Equipment. Duties include heavy lifting, manual labour, operating forklift and overtime as necessary. We offer a competitive wage, benefits and RRSP plan. Experience is not mandatory, but a definite asset. Email resume to resume@ SHOP & PORTABLE Welding Business in Lacombe looking for B Pressure or Journeyman Welders for local work. Only reliable need apply. Call Mon. - Fri. 8:30 - 4:30 403-318-9445

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CLASS 3 DRIVERS w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for waste & recycling. Email resume with a min. of 2 references to: FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/ Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 25,000/month. 1-800-917-9021. Email: LOOKING FOR COMBOVAC AND HYDROVAC OPERATORS for Whitecourt, Alberta area. Competitive wages and benefits immediately. Resume to Laurier Laprise at or fax 780-396-0078


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

Tornado Combustion Technologies Inc. offers fulltime employment in a stable position supporting the fabrication of technical products sold worldwide. We invite you to join our team of highly skilled tradesmen, who work in a goal-oriented, team atmosphere. Salary, proďŹ t-sharing incentive and beneďŹ ts package.


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Advertisers in the showcase section maintain Real Estate offices in Stettler, are members of the Red Deer & District Real Estate Board Co-op Ltd., and all offer full multiple listing services.

Candor Realty Ltd.

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GOOD SOLID FAMILY HOME. Well maintained on large fenced lot. 3 bedroom and 2 bath. Quick possession available. $269,900.

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3 BDRM / 2 BATH Double wide mobile on rented lot. Very well maintained home. Would make a great starter home. Just move in! Only $39,900.

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FAMILY HOME FULLY FINISHED with 3 bdrms / 2 baths. Nice location, close to main street and school. Detached garage and fenced yard. $237,500.


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SCENIC SANDS - Beautiful executive home with walk-out bsmt. 5 bdrms/ 3 baths, wrap around deck and extensive landscaping. $629,000.

LARGE LAKE FRONT LOT AT BUFFALO VIEW ESTATES. Serviced with power, sewer and water. Ready to park your RV or build your new home. $219,900.

LAKE FRONT HOME @ ROCHON SANDS. Open concept with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Amazing private yard and an awesome view of the lake. $489,900.

BUFFALO SANDS - Lovely landscaped lot with municipal water and sewer. Paved roads and beach nearby. Beautiful place to park your RV or build your new home. $84,900.

WATERFRONT HOME on 1/2 acre lot @ Scenic Sands. Over 3,000 sq. ft. of living space with 5 bdrms/3 baths. Enjoy year round living at the lake. $690,000.

ROCHON SANDS - Year round living in this 5 bdrm / 3 bath hillside bungalow. 1.2 Acres, fully treed property and just a short walk to the lake. $549,000.

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Requires someone to wash trucks Saturday afternoons. If you are up for a challenge that is both physically depending and a dirty job

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Call 403-323-6565 Misc. Help




FINISHING TOUCH EXTERIORS LTD. 5â&#x20AC;?Continuous Eaves â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gutter Cleanâ&#x20AC;? Leaf Protection


4814 - 49 Street, Stettler

403-742-5520 403-882-3740 (Castor)

Job Description: Your main responsibilities will be will be to supervise 6 full time and 8 seasonal casuals, who as a team, will provide well maintained Parks, Sports Fields and Ice services in the Town of Stettler.

P.O. Box 1328 4702- 51 Ave., Stettler Tel: 403-742-3438 e-mail:

Requirements and Qualifications: The successful candidate will have five to ten yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in recreation, parks operations, and maintenance supervision. Having completed level 2 in both Parks and Sports Fields and Arena Operator is an asset. Good public relational skills and strong team building abilities are required.

*27 years experience*



Box 1595, 4907 - 50 Street, tree ee et, ett, AB B Stettler A

Parks and Leisure Services 6202-44 Ave Stettler, AB T0C 2L1 403-742-4411 403-742-3480 Attention: Lee Penner

Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at home here.


Central Alberta Co-op Ltd.

4912 - 51 Street P.O. Box 460, Stettler, Alberta

is a diverse co-operative retailing organization with over 65,000 members in the Central Alberta area. We are currently recruiting for: Pump Attendants and Gas Bar Cashiers @ Stettler Gas Bar & Car Wash

403-742-4431 Toll free 1-877-742-4431 e-mail: website:

4821 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 62 Street Stettler, AB

T0C 2L2

Currently have openings for: Pump Attendants â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 Full Time Positions, 40 hours/week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 Regular Part Time Positions, 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;36 hours/week Duties include: Customer service, dispensing fuel and propane, stocking and general housekeeping, ďŹ&#x201A;exible availability. Gas Bar Cashiers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 Regular Part Time Positions, 24â&#x20AC;&#x201C;36 hours/week Duties include: Customer service, operate cash register, dispense fuel as required, stocking and general housekeeping, ďŹ&#x201A;exible availability.



Central Alberta Co-op offers competitive salary, excellent beneďŹ ts, training opportunities. Apply instore at location or to: Human Resources Manager 6201 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 46 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z1 Email: Fax: 403-341-5811 Central Alberta Co-op Ltd.


Quality Collision Repair and Professional Serviceâ&#x20AC;Ś Guaranteed! Find out more about us at: Phone: 403-742-3555

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Training

4109 - 48 Avenue, Stettler




Are you a MĂŠtis youth between the ages of 15 and 17? Are you interested in careers in the environmental ďŹ eld, such as ďŹ sh and wildlife ofďŹ cer, forest technician, or park warden? Space is limited, so apply today! Application Deadline: June 16, 2014. Call: 1-888-48-MĂ&#x2030;TIS (1-888-486-3847) online at:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serving Stettler & area for  yearsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Complete auto body repair & painting Call Curt or Rob

Phone 403-742-2869 4606 - 40 St., Stettler

Cabinet Makers

Rupertsland Institute MĂŠtis Training to Employment is looking for MĂŠtis people between the ages of 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;30 who are interested in a career in the Medical Technical ďŹ eld. Space is limited, so apply today! Application Deadline: June 16, 2014. Call: 1-888-48-MĂ&#x2030;TIS (1-888-486-3847) online at:



Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Buzz Andersen Serving Stettler area over 35 years

403-742-1330 Drafting & Design



Funded in part by the Government of Canada.


PH: 403-742-4101


FAX: 866-305-5686


FASTER IN THE FIELD! Get more work done faster and save on fuel. Chip Tuning Safely gives you 15% more power. AG equipment, semis. 1-888-920-1351;


Stettler Furnace Cleaning Qualified and Reputable

403-742-3418 Glass Shops



â&#x20AC;˘ Locks repinned & installed â&#x20AC;˘ Windshields repaired & installed â&#x20AC;˘ Residential & Commercial Windows & Doors â&#x20AC;˘ All your glass & screen needs Main St., Stettler Emergency 403-742-2665 403-742-3628



â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Service Specialistsâ&#x20AC;?

Randy Long â&#x20AC;˘ Residential â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial â&#x20AC;˘ Automotive Needs


Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Phone: 403-742-6612 Cell: 780-935-0540 Email:





CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, fast & affordable. A+BBB rating. RCMP accredited. Employment & travel freedom. Free consultation 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366);

Phone 403-742-2529 Fax 403-742-2522

â&#x20AC;˘ Power Rake â&#x20AC;˘ Aerate â&#x20AC;˘ Lawns ~ cut & trimmed For personalized services call Lana Gross ~ 403-740-3595

Phone: 403-742-4437


Misc. Services

Lori R. Reule LL. B.

Stettler Professional Building 4819 51 Street

403-742-3411 CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540;

Misc. Services


4607 - 59 St., Stettler (Beside A & W)

Health Care



Stettler, Alberta Box 1796 Phone 403-742-2998

PERFORMANCE Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Massage


Jacquie Mvula,

Dr. E. LYNES Chiropractor

Jonathan & Elizabeth

Overhead Door; Supply, Install and Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Quality customer service â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive pricing â&#x20AC;˘ Family owned Call Jon at 403-415-4294 Serving Alix, Alberta and surrounding area

IUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TILE & STONE LIVSales and Installation Ceramic, Porcelain, Slate and Travertine Tile Natural and Manufactured Stone Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace Custom Showers and Moreâ&#x20AC;Ś

Liviu Oprea Cell: 403-740-9317 Email:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Contact us for all your fencing needsâ&#x20AC;? Verle Klassen

Ph 403-741-4483 â&#x20AC;˘ Fax 403-742-4560

Painters/ Decorators

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Painters/ Decorators


Bevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Valances Beverley Plett THREE HILLS


Fax 403.443.2407 Cell 403.443.0664



Home Consultations â&#x20AC;˘ Shades & Blinds â&#x20AC;˘ Soft Treatments â&#x20AC;˘ Fabrics & Hardware


& Paint

Shane Mercier Owner/Manager

#2 4707 42nd Street Stettler, AB


Fax: 403-742-5816

TOP REAL PSYCHICS Live. Accurate readings 24/7. Call now 1-877-342-3036; Mobile dial: # 4486;

Health Care


Custom window coverings and more


Personal Services


J & L Garages, Doors & More




Misc. Services


Good Fences Make Good Neighbours!




Health Care


Health Care


4719 - 49 St. Stettler, Alberta One block East of Scotia Bank

How would your life change if you could no longer speak?? What would you do if you lost your hearing overnight?? 12345

403-742-5810 or 403-742-6443

Registered Speech-Language Pathologists and Registered Audiologists can help!

DR. D.G. BECKLUND Chiropractor

Please visit:

-Gitzel Krejci Building

; To learn more about speech-language pathology and audiology ; To view the General Register of qualified professionals in Alberta ; To find a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist or Registered Audiologist in your area

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

Bus.: 403-742-2553 Res.: 403-742-0370

Misc. Services


Stettler Eye Care Dr. R. TROY NELSON

Comprehensive eye House Plan Design health and vision exams Small Commercial Top quality frames, Shop Drawings As Builts lenses and contacts rg

e ahlvbice t S ika Ser Mon afting


4910 - 51 Street Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

M.S., R.Aud 4806 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 51 Ave., Stettler, AB

-Residential -Commercial -Farm Buildings -Renovations

Phone: 403-742-5830 Please leave a message if no answer

Gary G. Grant Law Office

Serving Stettler & Area since 1978

No. 5. 4707 - 42 Street Stettler, AB

12345 Rupertsland Institute MĂŠtis Training to Employment

Rupertsland Institute in partnership with Katimavik are seeking 4 male & 4 female MĂŠtis youth interested in volunteering, leadership and learning to learn, travel,enhance your leadership skills and earn a wage! Application Deadline: June 1, 2014. Call: 1-888-48-MĂ&#x2030;TIS (1-888-486-3847) online at:


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping people in Motion...â&#x20AC;?

TEL: 403-742-6277


Services and Junior Achievement are looking for MĂŠtis youth ages 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17 to participate in the Youth Entrepreneur Leadership Workshop. Space is limited, so apply today! Application Deadline: June 6, 2014 Call: 1-888-48-MĂ&#x2030;TIS (1-888-486-3847) online at:


Funded in part by the Government of Canada.


All types of Electrical Installation & Maintenance

Furnace Cleaning


Town & Country Big or Small â&#x20AC;ŚWE DO IT ALL!

â&#x20AC;˘ Complete Plumbing & Heating Services â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial and Residential â&#x20AC;˘ Water Conditioning & Pumps â&#x20AC;˘ 24 Hour Service Service Wise - We Specialize

5002 - 51 Ave., Stettler, AB

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electrical We Do Itâ&#x20AC;?



of McCuaig Desrochers

Brenda Anderson, B.Comm., LL.B.

Farm Equipment Ph:403-742-5979 Fax:403-742-3656

How To Apply: Applications may be submitted by mail, email or fax. To:

Yard Care



Call Barry Harvey


Professional Accountants LLP Guy Chapman, CA Chris Annand, CA Kendra Walgenbach, CA Naomi Roth, CGA

Plumbing & Heating


Chapman and Co. Company: The Town of Stettler provides excellent recreation facilities and parks to its residents. If you are looking for a rewarding occupation in the heart of exceptional recreational social and cultural opportunities, look to Stettler. The Town of Stettler is committed to providing a high quality of life to its residents. In return for your hard work and dedication, the Town of Stettler will provide a family membership to our recreation facility, in-house training and outside training for professional development, comprehensive benefit package, and a friendly and dynamic team culture with various corporate events.


2401 Toronto Dominion Sq. Edmonton Centre Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z1 Telephone: 780-426-4660 Fax: 780-426-0982


Certified General Accountants

Legal Services

Barristers and Solicitors Advocates

Thorogood Pinches

Parks and Leisure Services Foreman Stettler, Alberta

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Treatment of eye disease, injuries and surgical co-management

Phone 403-742-2683 New patients welcome

Misc. Services


Misc. Services


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Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

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

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



WHEATLAND AUCTIONS Unreserved Estate Dispersal of E. Davidson and Consignment Auction May 17th in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Antique farm equipment, tractors, tools and more! Phone 403-669-1109;

Building Supplies


Farm Custom Work


CUSTOM seedbed preparation with Lemken 403-704-3509 No Sun. call please



SEASONED SPLIT FIREWOOD 4.5 kms. West of Stettler Call 403-323-0744

Garden Supplies


BEAUTIFUL SPRUCE TREES. 4 - 6 ft., $35 each. Machine planting; $10/tree (includes bark mulch and fertilizer). 20 tree minimum order. Delivery fee: $75 -$125/order. Quality guaranteed. 403-820-0961 MASSIVE TREE SALE. Hardy tree, shrub, and berry seedlings. Perfect for shelterbelts or landscaping. Full boxes as low as $1/tree. Bundles of 10 as low as $1.29/tree. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or

Household Furnishings


MOVING: Dining table/4 chairs, chesterfield & matching chair, rocking chair, coffee/end tables, lamps, double bed, dressers, bar fridge. Best offers. 403-742-8979.

Misc. for Sale


EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. LAKE AERATION EQUIPMENT. OEM Medical Compressors $299.95. Ω” polypipe $60/100 ft. Lineal or single diffusers. Fresh Water Treatment Systems Ltd. Phone 780-356-2928;; SAWMILLS from only $4,397. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & dvd: 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT.

Office Supplies



AC Juniper, AC Morgan, AC Mustang, Derby. CDC Go Wheat, Winter & spring Triticale, Silage Peas CDC Meadow field peas, NON GMO Canola, Polish & Argentine 403-556-2609 BRIGHT’S SEED FOR SALE Wheat-Cert. Harvest HRS/Foremost CPS Barley-Cert. Copeland/ Cowboy/Coalition Oats-Seed Oats. Call 780-855-2240/780-678-6329 CERTIFIED SEED FOR SALE. Busby Barley, Stride Oats, Jordan Oats. Guaranteed, fully tested. MAGIC SEED FARM Greg Jones 403-783-6495 or 403-704-6277 COMMON SEAD OATS 97% germ. Colour sorted. Call Glen Lepard 403-740-2872.


Brand new 6200 ft2 shop with offices

FOR LEASE in Stettler. Large overhead doors, great access and location, excellent for trucking or manufacturing with room for expansion. Please contact 403-742-1330

Storage Space


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

Yearling Red Angus Bulls for Sale

Lavern Wideman Castor, AB 403-882-2185 BAR-DALE LIMOUSIN, ERSKINE, AB. 40, two year old virgin bulls for sale at the farm. Fully guaranteed. Call Carole Barclay at 403-742-4825, Terry 403-740-5037 Ricky 403-740-5711. email FOR SALE. Simmeron Simmentals, fullblood full Fleckvieh yearling bulls, polled and horned, A.I. bloodlines, very quiet, muscled. Website: Martin 780-913-7963.

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

Horse/Stock Trailers


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

Grain, Feed Hay


HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252. LACOMBE COUNTRY FEED STORE, Come see us at: 4836 45A St. Lacombe, Ab ALL THE FEED YOUR ANIMALS NEED! 403-782-3333 Dealer of Masterfeeds

For Rent #3000 - #3200 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



L A R G E One & Two BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT No pets Phone Ellen Phone Linda or at Ernie 403-742-1568 at 403-742-5005 BEST RENTAL VALUE IN STETTLER 1 & 2 Bedroom, furnished kitchenette suites. All utilities, cable, internet. 1 Bedroom, $800/mo. 2 Bedroom, $1100/mo. D.D. $200. Avail. immediately Kimberly 403-690-5828

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

Condos/ Townhouses


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

Manufactured Homes



Parkland Estates, 1500 sq. ft. incld’s addition, 3 bdrm., family rm., stone gas fireplace, 1 1/2 baths, 5 newer appls., new paint, water lines, skirting carpet & lino. $65,000. 403-348-5016 MODULINE MANUFACTURED HOME “Mansura” Eclipse reduced for immediate sale. Tons of options. To see this home call 1-855-380-2266. See this on our Craigs Home website;

Seed Grain



Open House OpenMay House Sat., 17 & Sunday June18 23 Sun., May from to 4 1 - 412 p.m.

Fully up to date 1 &1/2 story year round 1225 sq. ft. home. Minutes walk to lake this ¾ acre home is beautifully landscaped and has a 3 season porch. $34,900.

Call 403-741-6198 for directions


GRIZZLY BEAR TOUR. Experience a unique one day charter flight and cruise ship adventure to Khutzeymateen, BC this summer. Calgary and Edmonton departures. 1-866-460-1415; www.

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


LX, 3254, 3 slides,thermo windows, fireplace, lots of extras. MINT $26,900. trades cons. 403-598-0682

Cottages/Resort Property


ELINOR LAKE RESORT. Lots selling at 25% off listed price, or 5% down on a rent to own lot with no interest over 5 years. 1-877-623-3990;

Investment Opportunities


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

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

Money To Loan


DO YOU NEED TO BORROW MONEY - NOW? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+.

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

Fifth Wheels


2009, 29’ MAKO by Gulf Stream, Air cond., power awning & jacks 2 slideouts. Very good condition. Call 403-574-2215 2009 WILDWOOD 5TH WHEEL HOLIDAY TRAILER, 25 foot, one slide out, very clean, no pets, no smoking, used 5 times. In new condition. Phone 403-883-2284.

Public Notices

1995, 23 ft. Okanagan 5th wheel, senior owned, very well maintained, reduced must sell, $5,500. 403-342-0250.

Holiday Trailers


FOR SALE - 2011 30’ CATALINA COACHMEN. Excellent condition. Queen island bed and bunk bed. Sleeps 6-8. 3 burner stove/oven. Bathroom at back with tub/ shower. Outdoor shower. Equalizer hitch. Underside covered for winter protection. Extended warranty available till June 2017. Phone 403 437-2729

Tires, Parts Acces.


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

Public Notices



BERTRUM JAMES STRAIN who died on April 14, 2014

If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by July 4, 2014 with

Brenda Anderson at


Bay 5, 5002 51 Ave. Box 190, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0 and provide details of your claim. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.



EASY! The easy way to find a 1-877-223-3311 buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311





Community Support Services


Public Notices

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

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


Summer Village of Rochon Sands, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that the Combined Assessment & Tax Notices have been mailed to all property owners. The assessment roll is open to inspection at the Village Office by appointment (403-742-4717). Any person who desires to object to the entry of their name or that of any other person upon the said roll or to the assessed value placed upon any property must, by July 16, 2014 lodge their complaint(s) in writing with the Village Administrator. Dated this 12th day of May 2014.

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



Carrie Turgeon Village Administrator Summer Village of Rochon Sands #1 Hall Street Rochon Sands, AB T0C 3B0 Box 280 (5031 - 50 St.) Stettler, AB T0C 2L0


CELIAC (Gluten Intolerance) Brenda 403-742-3067

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



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

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





NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Hot Line 403-342-1444




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



Kathy Elaine Willis -Williams 403-742-4567 403-742-2745 Elaine Williams - 403-742-2745 4820 - 51 Street



RCMP office 403-742-3382





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

Customizable and secure. From storage to workspace. Steel containers from 8' to 53'. 20' & 40' skids with optional 4' landings available. Mount with twist locks.


403-742-2337 780 440 4037 | SEACAN.COM


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

2786-2014 Lot 10, Block 34, Plan 8061ET 5020 - 56 Street Lacey Anderson

No: Legal Description:

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Input from community needed Submitted by Crystal Friars This Saturday, May 17, all gamers are invited to the Stettler Public Library’s second annual “Get Ready to Rumble” gaming tournament. Registration for this intense competition begins at 11 a.m. The realms of combat are Street Fighter 4, Smash Bros., Pokemon, Call of Duty, Marvel vs. Capcom, Injustice, and MTG. There will be prizes for the triumphant and snacks for everyone else.

Copies of our next Reader’s Circle selection, “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling, are available at the Stettler Public Library. Read Rowling’s adult debut and join us for lively discussion on Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m., kids are invited to come celebrate Robert Munsch’s birthday with stories, snacks and activities. Is LEGO your life? Starting on Saturday, June 7 and meeting on each Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. is LEGO Club. It is your turn to be creative and inventive. Join us for group builds and individual mastery using the colorful plastic brick. If you have any LEGO that your family is no longer using, the Stettler Public Library will gladly take it off your hands. On Thursday, June 12, join Lorraine Lohr Cathro as she discusses the process of writing her self-published family history/memoir titled “Roots and Adventures: A Prairie Childhood”. Lorraine believes that ‘everyone has stories’ and she will explain her points by reading short excerpts from the book about growing up in the communities of Erskine and Stettler. There is no cost, and refreshments will be served. Copies of Lorraine’s book will be available for purchase. Currently the Stettler Public Library is working on its Plan of Service and we need your help. The purpose of the exercise is to fulfill our requirements as a library and to produce a working document that gives us vision and focus to meet the needs of our community for a three-year period. Right now, we are working on the needs assessment survey of the plan. This is a way of asking community members what they see as the most important needs the community. The question that we would like to ask you is “What is your greatest wish for Stettler in the future?” Message us on Facebook at, contact us Twitter @stettlerlibrary or e-mail us at We are the community’s library and we would like your input. Our outdoor book drop is now available. You can now return your materials after library hours.

Year-end activities gather pace Stettler Elementary School SES classrooms were busy last week as everyone got ready for Mother’s Day. Kindergarten students presented their annual Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, and put on two fabulous shows for their moms. After a variety of songs were sung, students served their moms doughnuts and iced tea. Everyone had a wonderful time. (If you have a Kindergartener at home you should really check their closet. It sounds like they have a lot of weird and smelly things hidden there!) Other grades created artwork and did creative writing projects for their moms to enjoy. The grade three classes continued their thoughtful tradition of making one-of-a-kind brooches for their moms. We all love our moms! The students in Mrs. Geddes’ Grade 2 class were asked to build boats at home using what they learned during their “Buoyancy and Boats” science unit. The requirements of “What makes a good boat?” were: “Is my boat waterproof, strong, and stable? Can it float and carry a load?” If they chose, students could also find a way to propel their boat. The students brought their boats to school and put them to the test in water, including adding marbles as a load. They had lots of fun and learned a lot about boats, too! 5CF just finished their Measurement unit in math with each student designing a dream backyard.

5TA and 5SO had a great turnout of parents and friends at their Wax Museum of Important Canadian Historical Figures. 40 students, dressed in periodstyle costumes, showcased interesting information they learned while researching people that were important to the early exploration, settlement, and development of Canada. While presenting, students found out that being a statue can be a very tiring job! By the time students were finished the activity, most students had memorized their character’s information, and everyone had a deeper understanding of key events in the last thousand years of Canada’s history. Great job, Grade 5’s! Thank you to the ladies of the IODE for their recent donation to Stettler Elementary School’s Leader In Me Program. Students and staff are excited to continue working with this leadership program, and are happy to see many positive results coming out of its inception in our school. Support, from our community and corporate partners, is vital to continuing this worthwhile project. If you are interested in making a donation, sponsoring a classroom’s resources, or if you have any questions about The 7 Habits or The Leader in Me program, please contact Mrs. Fischer at the SES office. Parents, be sure to check the SES newsletter (online) and your child’s monthly

classroom newsletter for important events. We are heading into the final sessions of swimming lessons for the year, as well as many field trips, track meets, Grade 5 camp, and other important activities.

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Retail offers not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). †Until June 30, 2014, lease a new 2014 F-150 Super Crew XLT 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get as low as 1.49% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 24 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $44,149 at 1.49% LAPR for up to 24 months with $1,950 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $299, total lease obligation is $9,126 and optional buyout is $22,516. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $8,500, Ford Credit Cash of $1,200 and freight and air tax of $1,800 but excludes optional features, administration and registration fees(administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 40,000km for 24 months apply. Excess kilometrage charges of 16¢per km for F-Series, plus applicable taxes. Excess kilometrage charges subject to change, see your local dealer for details. *Purchase a new 2014 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for $39,999 after Manufacturer Rebate of $6,500 is deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after total Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Offer includes freight and air tax of $1,800 but excludes optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until June 30, 2014, receive as low as 5.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a 2014 F-250 Super Cab XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Purchase financing monthly payment is $646 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $298 with a down payment of $1,000 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $7,523.22 or APR of 5.99% and total to be repaid is $46,522.22. Down payment may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $6,500 and freight and air tax of $1,800 but excludes optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. 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ON NOW AT YOUR Alberta CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the lease, finance or purchase of a new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4x4 (1WT/G80/B30/H2R/K05), 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD Gas & Diesel. Freight ($1,695/$1,650) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Alberta Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. ‡‡ 2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. 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Fuel savings card valid for 800 litres of fuel purchased from participating Petro-Canada retail locations) and not redeemable for cash except where required by law. GM is not responsible for cards that are lost, stolen or damaged. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business™ Trademark of Suncor Energy Inc. Used under license. Cards are property of Suncor Energy. To protect your card balance, register online at preferred today. ¥¥ $4,250 is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2014 Silverado Double/Crew Cabs. $500 package credits for non-PDU models. Cash credits available on most models. Offers end June 2, 2014. **Offer applies to new 2014 Silverado 2500, 3500 HD Gas & Diesel models delivered by June 2nd, 2014 at participating dealers in Canada. Dealer trade may be required. 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Erskine students came home placing in the top four at the CWAJHAA Badminton finals in Red Deer last weekend. Gracie Morbeck and Jaiden Stotz won bronze in the Grade 8 doubles girls. Zak Lachowsky placed fourth in Grade 7 singles. Congratulations to all those who placed and all those who participated the Central Alberta Junior High finals.




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Hank Boer fun run tomorrow showing with mothers and families enjoying the pancake breakfast. Tomorrow at noon, grades 4 through 8 are participating in the Hank Boer Fun Run that stretches just over two kilometres around Erskine. The students have raised money for the Stollery’s Children’s Hospital. Botha and Donalda schools came to Erskine school to participate and watch the Alberta Opera this past Monday. All had a great time enjoying the arts. On May 19 and 20 Erskine 4-H beef club will be taking part in the Stettler Beef Show and Sale.

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May 14, 2014 edition of the Stettler Independent