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Vol. 66, No. 22 | WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014 | 403-783-3311 | EDITORIAL@PONOKANEWS.COM

Guide dog walk raises thousands Story on page 19

Reflections of Ponoka Mecca Glen School to host 65th reunion Story on page 5

Hurdles flyer: Emma Bendera makes a big jump during the hurdles challenge as junior high school students competed at the Ponoka Secondary Campus track and field challenge May 22. Wolf Creek championships will be held June 3 at the Campus. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Bylaws, bylaws and more bylaws are what Ponoka town council will be looking at during upcoming meetings. Council was updated on three bylaws during a committee of the whole meeting May 22. The first was a new Storm Sewer and Storm Drainage Services bylaw that looks at everything from overland drainage to crossed connections, explained Dave McPhee, director of operations and property services. “It also covers curb and a gutter as a drainage structure,” he added. A bylaw such as this is required by the Municipal Government Act and the Town of Ponoka has never had one, he explained. “We don’t even have an inspection program to inspect them.” McPhee says this bylaw will help the town enforce proper construction and inspection of installed structures. This also gives the town some teeth in enforcing penalties to those who are not compliant, says McPhee. He said there are approximately 40 catch basins that need replacing as well. “We’re going to have to work that into a three, four or five year maintenance plan,” added McPhee. Two bylaw updates McPhee presented councillors with two more bylaws that are intended to replace older ones: Utility Services and Hydrants and Private Fire Lines. The former will assist the town in enforcing certain fluids do not make into the sewer system. McPhee says there are some levels of hazardous fluids that will shorten the lifespan of the effluent treatment ponds. Also low levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are BARK being detected. M AVAI ULCH While the town may LABL not be able to track how E! these chemicals are making their way into the system, this bylaw gives planners a chance to regPonoka ulate what can be put into Alberta the sewer system. Hospital For the Hydrants and Private Fire Lines bylaw, 4 way stop Twp 424 McPhee says there are some homes and busi0.5 km Ø Highway nesses such as restaurants 2A or condos that may build B Bobtail Nursery a private fire hydrant or sprinkler system that ties into the town’s water system. The town needs to www.bobtailnursery.ca update its bylaw to ensure its water is not tampered with, said McPhee. “The Municipal Government Act says municipalities can create a bylaw that protects the water,” he explained. As this was a committee of the whole meeting, council did not make any decisions and the full proposed bylaws will be made available at the next council meeting. Coffee with council Councillors plan to host a Coffee with Council at the Ponoka Tim Hortons June 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The first 50 attendees will receive a free coffee. Council intends to host Coffee with Council at different Ponoka businesses over the years.

• A terms of reference for an economic development strategy. • A multi-use community building memorandum of understanding with Ponoka County. An interesting result from the scoring showed council had 58 points out of 70 for a new recreation multi-use building while department heads did not give it a score at all. Conversely, council scored 29 on a new RCMP/Town Hall building, while staff scored 41 points on the issue. Bonnett said while the two groups did not always see eye-to-eye, the scoring helped them see the other group’s perspective. “We actually got to sit down and have a conversation,” he stated. Operational strategies for the CAO and staff are as follows: •  CAO: Work on an organizational review and a memorandum of understanding with Ponoka County on a multi-use building. • Planning and development: Ongoing bylaw reviews and updates on annexation and an update for an industrial area structure plan. Donna Brinkworth, communications officer with the Town of Ponoka, said planning and development will also be working on updating the inter-municipal development plan that includes agreements between the Town of Ponoka and Ponoka County. continued on page 34

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Town councillors and administration have set the course for the Town of Ponoka for the next four years with a strategic planning document; this document will be a reference tool for both groups as the years go by. A planning retreat was held in March to give councillors and department heads with the Town of Ponoka a chance to list their top concerns. Mayor Rick Bonnett said council hired a consultant to guide them through the needs and wants of both sides. “It was more in depth and way more focused,” explained Bonnett. He said this year’s retreat was a tool in “breaking that communication barrier between administration and our council.” Priorities differed between political concerns and town staff and while not everyone agreed on what was more important, Bonnett said it

helped both groups with their communication. Consultant Gord McIntosh of LGL Institute, had both groups state what they saw as issues. He then had them score each concern from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest. Bonnett said this helped them prioritize important challenges. A long list of 36 items was brought down to a short list of 13 issues, with opportunities for the North Bridge replacement and new RCMP/Town Hall building tying for first place. The list was then separated into corporate priorities that the CAO and council would address and operational strategies for the CAO and staff to work on. Corporate strategies in order of importance: • Hire a CAO. •  North Bridge replacement request for proposal. • A draft organizational review to be outlined.

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Family survives rollover after hitting dead moose BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Mart was the most recent victim of spray paint vandalism last week. The S in Shoppers was spray-painted and the roof banner was also spraypainted. Police say the Reddi Mart was vandalized recently in a similar fashion. Woman with no licence Police were unimpressed with a woman who was stopped driving without a driver’s licence. She was stopped May 19 on Highway 2A and 50 Street in a 2010 Dodge Caravan during a seatbelt check. It is reported the 49-year-old Maskwacis woman told police a different name but her true identity revealed she had an expired learner’s permit. She was charged with driving without holding a subsisting licence. Woman speeding on Highway 2 Erratic driving and speeding along Highway 2

A dead moose on Highway 2 north of Ponoka may have contributed in the rollover of a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup. Police say the driver, a 32-year-old man from Sherwood Park, is believed to have hit the dead moose, which had been moved to the breakdown lane, and over-corrected, resulting in the truck rolling several times. A 30-year-old pregnant woman is believed to have suffered minor injuries when her head hit the sunroof. A four-year-old girl, although not secured in a child seat, received no injuries. The driver was transported to the University of Alberta Hospital for a CT scan for head injuries. ATV collision results in minor injuries A 21-year-old Ponoka man was lucky to have received only minor injuries after two ATVs collided east of Ponoka on Highway 53. Emergency crews attended the scene of the collision May 24 at 4:30 p.m. where the Ponoka man was bleeding from his head. Police say an ATV and a side-by-side were crossing Highway 53 when the side-by-side, driven by a 23-year-old Ponoka man, T-boned the ATV and had the 21-year-old pinned under it. It is believed he suffered minor injuries from the collision. Both ATV drivers were charged with failing to cross a highway in a prescribed manner. Police say neither driver was wearing a helmet and drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the collision. Wheel falls off truck, hits SUV The driver of a 1988 Chevy Silverado was a little surprised to see his front wheel fall off his truck and hit another vehicle while driving on Highway 2. The Silverado was northbound on Highway 2 May 22 at 5 p.m. when his wheel came off completely and struck a southbound SUV. Police charged the 39-year-old Kelowna, B.C. man with operating a vehicle where the equipment was improperly used. There were no injuries. Impaired driver Police stopped the driver of a 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue May 24 at midnight after seeing the vehicle being operated in an erratic manner. Emergency crews responded to an ATV colA subsequent test showed the driver, a lision May 24 east of Ponoka on Highway 53. 47-year-old Edmonton man, gave two blood alco- The drivers were not wearing helmets and there hol levels of .21. were minor injuries. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye Large amount of money stolen from safe Culprits walked away with a large amount of cash from the safe of a home on Township PHONE: 403-783-4911 Celebrating FAX: 403-783-5222 Road 443 and police over 50 years of travel excellence! are investigating. est. 1961 dirtvl@telusplanet.net The home was www.direct-travel.ca & CRUISE CENTRE broken into between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. UROPE REAT UYS May 25 and tools were used to get into a gun safe where rifles and cash were stored. PoTAKE DAD ON AN ALASKA CRUISE lice say the suspects It’s like you’ve always imagined, only better took the tools from a shed, broke open the a land of epic attractions - majestic mountain peaks, safe, placed the guns ice-blue glaciers, soaring eagles, quaint Gold Rush towns, by the front door and EUROPEAN 2009 pristine streams, shores where bears fish for salmon and walked away with the MOTORCOACH TOURS cash. whales can be seen offshore. Quad theft Enjoy a 7 day inside passage cruise to a 14 day Alaska Investigators are cruise & tour OR anything in between... looking for informaMAGICAL RIVER CRUISES tion on the theft of an ON EUROPE’S WATERWAYS come true orange Kubota RTV dad’s dream y n a e k a m 900 last week. AVEL can (or yours, too!) DIRECT TR The ATV was parked outside a home on Range Road 250 overnight of May 25 and was missing the next morning. Spray-painted Theresa R Ramona Amber Diane Kahla businesses The Shoppers Drug LOCATED IN THE LOW PROFESSIONAL BUILDING

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at 166 km/h has a 37-year-old Fort Saskatchewan woman facing mandatory court appearance. The woman was stopped in her 2014 Hyundai Sonata and when asked why she was going so fast, she claimed she was upset because her husband was hurt in an accident the previous weekend. Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit received 100 calls for service last week with many related to traffic issues. If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH DIRECTORY Associated Gospel Churches of Canada

CHURCH OF THE OPEN BIBLE Pastor Jerry Preheim • Pastor Matt Sealy 3704 - 42 St. Ponoka 403-783-6500 Worship Service 11:00 a.m. • churchoftheopenbible@telus.net

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Sr. Pastor Paul Spate Erin Dirsten - Fac. Youth & Family Min. 5109 - 57 Ave. Ponoka www.fbcponoka.org 403-783-5533 Bible Discovery Hour 9:30 a.m.

Worship Service 10:30 a.m.

NEW COVENANT BAPTIST REFORMED CHURCH Currently meeting at Ponoka Christian School 6300-50 St. Worship Service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome! phone: 403-783-6962 • www.baptistreformedponoka.org

PARKLAND REFORMED CHURCH South on 2A, West on Spruce Road 403-783-1888 Rev. Mitch Ramkissoon Worship Service 10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. www.parklandurc.org

PONOKA ALLIANCE CHURCH 4215 - 46 St. Pastor Norm Dibben 403-783-3958 Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. The Christian & Missionary Alliance

PONOKA WORD OF LIFE CHURCH Pastor Rob McArthur

Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. www.wordoflife.ca

PONOKA UNITED CHURCH ponokaunited@shaw.ca

Sunday Service 10:00 am. 5020-52 Ave. Ponoka

Phone: 403-783-4087

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH PASTOR DAVE BEAUDOIN 6230-57 Ave. Ph. 403-783-6404 Saturdays 9:30 - 12 Noon dsjjb@xplornet.com ponokaadventist.ca

SONRISE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Pastor W. Delleman Worship Service 10:30 a.m. ½ mile south of Centennial Centre for Mental Health & Brain Injury

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ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH Fr. Chris Gnanaprakasam, S.A.C. Mass Times: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:00 a.m. Sunday

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ST. MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH Rev. Donna Willer Rev. Jessie Pei 5120 - 49 Ave. Ponoka

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TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 5501 - 54 Ave. Ponoka 403-783-4141 Sunday Service: 10:30am Sunday School: 10:30am Pastor Tim Graff • trinityponoka.ca

ZION CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Pastor Fred Knip 9 miles east on Hwy 53 (403) 782-9877 Jr. Church during service for children Sunday Service 9:30 am

A few words for grads Over the next two weeklife’s decisions don’t have ends, Grade 12 students in to be made and executed Ponoka will be graduating. by age 18 or 22. Relax and For many, this event will be enjoy the gift of life and a milestone of epic proporhealth. tions. For others, it will be Step out with courage. a necessary evil. And for There will often be many about 25 per cent of stuoptions with similar pros dents it will not happen. and cons. Weigh these opWhether you graduate tions, but if there isn’t a or not, this is still a time of “best” one don���t be afraid transitions and decisions. to just step out and try A few know exactly what something. We can learn they want to do. Others feel and grow from any experiPastor Tim Graff pulled to go somewhere or ence. do something. A significant Learn from your misnumber of students don’t takes. After high school, I really know and feel conjoined the armed forces and fused and paralyzed by the pressure to be became a plane mechanic. I was a tersomeone and do something. rible mechanic, but that experience not The options and opportunities of an only taught me that fact, it also revealed affluent society seem endless, but that another direction. As the saying goes, also contributes to the problem of mak- “Mistakes are for learning.” ing decisions. So what is a young person Play short – plan long. Going four, entering adulthood to do? six or eight years to university may feel For what it’s worth, here’s my advice: overwhelming, especially right after high Relax. By this I’m not suggesting school. If you can’t see yourself running you spend your life partying. Instead, I a marathon right now, try a short-term want to encourage you to take one day at tech school or find a job for a year. Use a time. Life is a long journey and all of this time to prepare for a longer goal.

Money isn’t everything. We all know that we need money to pay for the basics of life. However, selecting a career because of its pay will not end up being very fulfilling in the end. The most meaningful work are those jobs where people experience they are contributing to making life better for others. Passion and work. Ideally, we would all love a job that we can be passionate about. Our passions may not, however, connect with our careers. Sometimes we need to just find work and find other ways to fill our passions. Stay connected. Work, school and careers are wonderful, but they can never replace the relationships we have with family and friends. The people closest to you are the ones who will support you through the good and especially the hard times of life. So stay connected. Trust God. For I know the plans  I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Hold tight to this promise and let God unfold his will for you. God bless each of our grads as they walk faithfully and courageously around the next bend of life.

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Reflections of Ponoka

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In what we hope will be a warm summer weekend of Saturday and Sunday-July 26 and 27, 2014, several generations of the past and present students, teachers, and support staff of the Mecca Glen School will gather together to celebrate their gala 65th reunion. Since 1949, hundreds of rambunctious boys and girls from the rural farming districts east of Ponoka have utilized all forms of transportation in all sorts of weather to attend yearly classes at the Ponoka School Division’s first pristine and friendly consolidated country educational facility. The early district classrooms were neatly tucked into many tiny but cozy one room schools, then after a rapid influx of new families and students in the 1940’s into the farming areas such as Magic, Eureka, Climax, Concord, Asker, Waterglen and others, the need for a consolidated country school facility quickly became a reality. In the early days at Mecca Glen, the yearly enrollment of Grade 1 to 11 classes zoomed to over 180 students, then after the disastrous fire that destroyed the first Mecca Glen School in 1955, the need for a new modern and much bigger facility was fulfilled in only one year and has maintained that proud tradition of learning for an exciting 65 years. With the ongoing keen support of the school division, the Home and School Committee, dedicated teachers and staff and avid parents through-

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This early Mecca Glen Consolidated School was opened at the present sight east of Ponoka in 1949, shown here with the first Principal Mr. Thorson. After serving over 125 Grade 1 to 11 students, the initial school burnt to the ground in October 1955 and was replaced a year later by a new modern structure, which today continues to host kindergarten to grade nine students from throughout the districts.

Photo courtesy of Barbara Uhl

Here is a 1952-53 class at the Mecca Glen School. Shown from left to right, back row are: Greg McCaughey, Richard Jones, Ken Stemo, David Price, Arvid Konrad, Donald Swanson, Tommy Jones, Wilson Taylor, Brian McLaren, Grant Wiancko, and Dennis Bichel; then seated in the middle row is: Ken Davies, Dale Sargent, Don Pederson, Judith Meredith, Shirley Tennis, Gwen Pritchard, Marg Krossa, and Lorraine Stelmaker. All featured with big smiles and dimples in the front row are, left to right: Edith Benson, Orleen Schultz, Jean Marie Hansen, Marion Riske, Phyllis Davis, Teacher Miss Smith (Barbara Uhl), Dorothy Nicholson, Carrie Hornby, and Marilyn Schultz.

out the districts, the Mecca Glen School has strived to provide a quality and most enjoyable combination of education and fun for thousands of young students for over six successful decades. This most unique joy and experience of growing up and learning amongst family, friends and neighbours has created ongoing closely knit relationships that have carried on for generations of students, staff, and parents that will always be shared and never forgotten out and about the busy districts. During this 2013-2014 school year at Mecca Glen School, there are over 140 Kindergarten to Grade 9 students, who, following their graduation, can look forward to their next education adventure at the large Grade 10-11-12 schools in Ponoka. Present staff team at the Glen include: Principal Alger Libby, Administrative Assistant Tristan Johnson, teachers-Jenny Ronnie, Michelle Merek, Lorraine Gladue, Rob Erickson, Richard Zandberg, Chris Aubrey, Adam Troitsky, and Jenn Tyler; Social Worker Deb Wiancko; educational assistants Adele Pederson, Rhonda Walter, Shauna Palsma, Heather MacMillan, Diane Hart; Custodian Bev Carson and of course all those dedicated and congenial bus drivers. In addition, the programs at Mecca Glen School include the private play school taught by Kristi Padgham, and piano lesions offered by Christy Harsch. The closeness and great community spirit of everyone involved in the Mecca Glen School over the years has been colorfully displayed by the hosting of the very successful and well attended 25th (1974) and 50th (1999) reunions for past and present students, staff, parents, and friends. There is no doubt that the gala 65th Anniversary reunion on July 26 and 27 at the Mecca Glen School will be a wonderful weekend for everyone in attendance. Scheduled events for Saturday, July 26 will include: Registration at 10:00 a.m., special program and entertainment at 2:00 p.m., delicious roast beef supper from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., then a delightful jam ses-

sion, sing-along, and bonfire in the evening. On Sunday-July 27, there will be a pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and a church service starting at 11:30 a.m. Free camping will be available from Friday to Sunday on the school grounds (no hook-ups), and participants are asked to bring along their lawn chairs and musical instruments for the jam session. Special awards at each Mecca Glen Reunion will honour the guest from farthest away, families of three generations, oldest former student and oldest couple in attendance, former student with the most grand and great-grandchildren, and others. Participants at the always casual and friendly Mecca Glen School Reunion are welcome to model your old school sweaters and favourite and sassy classroom outfits, as well as to bring along the photo albums, souvenirs, and stories, while taking lots of pictures, and sharing the history and magic memories of those glorious days gone by in those hallowed halls of learning. Advance registration for the event is required by June 1, 2014, with fees including admission and participation in all the activities listed above. Cheques may be made payable to the Mecca Glen Reunion Fund and mailed to Sybil Evans at 5218-55 Avenue, Ponoka, Alberta T4J-IG9 or dropped off to Carmen Pritchard at the Ponoka Post Office. Extra copies of the registration form will be available at the Ponoka News Office on Chipman Avenue, and everyone is urged to phone or forward an extra copy of the registration form to anyone who may have been missed on the initial mail out or to others who would like to attend. Those wishing more information on the gala Mecca Glen 65th Anniversary reunion weekend are urged to get in touch with Rhoda Vold at 403-783-2488 or Sybil Evans at 403-783-4286. Anyone wishing to just pop in on the reunion weekend to tour the grounds or school are welcome.


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Opinion

What will Prentice premiership look like? Should we hope All indicators point to the same direction: It that he could generseems we will have Jim ate a magical formula Prentice taking over as that might reconcile the the new premier of Alseemingly irreconcilberta within a matter of able positions of the months. two sides? This could be a If he doesn’t have make-or-break move the ability to pull that for the PCs of Alberta rabbit out of the hat, who have been running what should we think Mustafa Eric the province non-stop about his new posiEditor for the last 43 years, tion: Is he giving up as the latest polls show on his commitment to their popularity in seriEnbridge or on his comous decline, around 20 Will he con- mitment to protecting per cent as opposed 40 the rights of the First tinue the to 45 per cent of the WilNations? drose Alliance under the practice of If he is giving up leadership of Danielle governing on Enbridge, does that Smith. bring up a question of There is some Alberta as if it credibility and consisambivalence in Mr. is a company tency? Should that be Prentice’s bid to become taken as a possible sign Alberta’s next head of thriving on that he might switch government. bitumen rev- positions in the nick On the one hand, you of time when a crisis have a politician who enue? strikes? has voluntarily washed If he is giving up on his hands off federal politics with a belief in the motto that his lifelong dedication to First Nations “a politician’s career should not last causes, what does this tell us about his longer than a decade,” but one who has loyalty and devotion to his principles? ignored that same principle to return to But above all of these, there is one provincial politics. more fundamental question: Will Jim Was he really persuaded by the PC Prentice continue on the path of relyestablishment to run for the position to ing on easy oil and gas money instead save the party from complete collapse of taking the bull by the horns and try or is this the next step in a strategy to restructure the province’s economy to use Alberta as the springboard to to put it on a balanced footing, and challenge Stephen Harper in the next hopefully, try to support development leadership race within the federal Con- of technologies that will inflict less servative Party? damage on the environment while Another facet of the probable exploiting its resources? Or will he Prentice premiership to ponder about continue the practice of governing Alis his personal past and his profesberta is if it is a company thriving on sional record: He is said to be deeply bitumen revenue? involved in solving the problems of Questions aside, one thing is cerFirst Nations throughout his legal practice before becoming a politician tain: After the disastrous tenures of the and credited with the 2008 official last two PC premiers, given his experiapology by the Harper government to ence in federal politics, Prentice will the Aboriginal population of the coun- probably bring a sense of stability and try for the decades-long abuse of their consistency to the PC leadership and children under the residential school if he acts fast enough, he may save the system. On the other hand, he had just party from complete collapse in the been recently hired by Enbridge to 2016 elections. Whether Jim Prentice will live up lobby with the First Nations in BC and other affected Aboriginal communi- to the expectations, only time will tell. ties to promote the Northern Gateway Let’s hope that the time period during pipeline project, which is opposed by which he will put his skills to use will most of those communities. not be another waste.

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Village – Parents – Child Dear Editor, Not too many years ago, it did not take a village to raise a child. It took a father and mother who were willing to invest the time and effort necessary to raise up a human being to the point where that person was a valued asset to the “village”. There is a pervasive trend in society today that encourages parents to morally relieve themselves of their responsibility to raise their own children knowing that the village will provide social programs to act as ersatz parents who will quietly assume the parental role in default. I level no criticism at all on these programs or those who administer them. My complaint is directed at those who take an immoral advantage of this social provision and abuse the taxpayers generous support (and indeed I wish it could be even more generous). A line from a well-known song says “the first love is the greatest” and when the first love is alcohol, drugs, gambling addictions or any other perversion, the individuals who are supposed to benefit from that love, the children, are immediately and often tragically affected and ultimately lose the most. When natural affection is lacking, chaos ensues and entropy prevails. By-products of this corrosive attitude include an environment of mistrust and suspicion, general incompetence, failure to meet even the lowest moral standard and purveyance of a subjective certainty that those who do adhere to a moral code are to be mocked, ridiculed and judged with censorious pessimism.

Before it is contended that I am misunderstanding and misapplying Hillary Clinton’s book titled “it takes a village to raise a child” (the title itself is alleged to be a plagiarism of an old African tribal proverb), I must assert that I am addressing the much more immediate and local issue of personal, familial responsibility. What truly loving father among us would intentionally put his child at risk or fail to protect his child from harm or threat? If you are a family man, you are by historic definition and with no criminal connotation, a “dangerous” man and if you don’t view yourself to be such, I say you are abrogating your parental responsibility to let the world know that those under your care are secure, protected and above all valued. I can certainly understand how parents feel psychologically overwhelmed and functionally debilitated by the general malaise of ingratitude and the media driven attack on their dignified purpose. Fathers are portrayed to be comedic buffoons. Mothers to be selfreferential shrews and children to be agents of chaos licensed by a parental surrender to the new religion of “me”. When anyone who aspires to higher values find themselves in opposition to those who have no moral certitude, we can view it as an opportunity to engage in collegial and hopefully remedial discussion. I, in the most literal sense, thank God that the battle has not yet been lost. Some wounds to the family structure have been sustained but none so far are fatal. Don Ahlquist Gull Lake

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NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Do you TWEET? Twitter is coming to the Town of Ponoka! Take the poll on our website to tell us what you would most like to see on the Town’s Twitter feed. PS, if you don’t Tweet, sign up soon to subscribe! Instructions will be posted on the website soon... stay tuned! www.ponoka.ca

Sign up for Paperless Billing!! The Town of Ponoka is pleased to offer E-billing to its water utility customers. The process is easy, simply fill out an E-bill Authorization Form which are available at the Town Office, or online at www.ponoka.ca. Those who sign up for this service will no longer receive a paper copy of their bill in the mail.

Seniors’ Week 2014 In honour of the past, present and future contributions of the seniors of this community and throughout Alberta, I do hereby proclaim June 2 – 8, 2015, to be “Seniors’ Week.” ~ Mayor Rick Bonnett

EVENTS AND RECREATION Ponoka Mini Golf Open May 30! Under new management, come and check it out! Hours of Operation May 30 & June 1 - 10am – 9pm June 2 - 26 – 4pm – 9pm Summer hours begin June 27; Mon. - Sun. 10am – 9pm 19th Hole Ice Cream Shop will be open, and concession available!

Celebrate Environment Week, June 1-7 Environment Week celebrates Alberta’s environment. It is a great time for Albertans to host and attend events that include some learning, some fun and some action. Action is doing something on purpose to lessen your impact on the environment. Celebrating and action projects are great ways to bring a community together towards a greener future. The choices we make at home, at work and at school all add up to make a big difference. Together we can have a big impact on Alberta’s environment.

Clara’s Big Ride Clara Hughes is a six-time Canadian Olympic speed-skating and cycling medalist and the national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk raising awareness for mental health. Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk is a 110day national bicycle tour through every province and territory, beginning in Toronto on March 14, 2014 and concluding in Ottawa on July 1, 2014. As part of Clara’s Big Ride, Clara Hughes will cover 12,000 km and visit 95 communities along the way. Clara’s Big Ride will help grow awareness, acceptance, and action to create a stigma-free Canada. Clara will be traveling through Ponoka on Sunday, June 1 between 10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Join us in the Visitor Information Parking lot to cheer on Clara as she cycles through Ponoka! Olympian Clara Hughes will be coming through Ponoka June 1 on Highway 2A between 10:40 and 11:40 a.m. Photo courtesy of Clara’s Big Ride

Olympian cycling through Ponoka to battle depression BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

In an effort to remove the stigma that comes with depression, cycling and speed skating Olympian Clara Hughes is cycling across Canada. Hughes found that when she was not competing, she suffered from depression, which prompted her to speak openly and honestly about her trials. After retiring from competitive speed skating and cycling, Hughes found a need to tell as many people as possible about depression. Hughes started Clara’s Big Ride, April 28 in St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, and intends to cover every province and territory in Canada. Her trip will take her through Ponoka June 1 on her way to Red Deer, where she intends to stop for the day. Hughes will cycle between 75 and 225 kilometres a day in effort

to support mental health initiatives. Hughes has earned herself six Olympic medals over her career; two bronze cycling medals in 1996, a bronze medal in speed skating in the 5,000m race, silver and gold in 2006 for speed skating and bronze in the 5,000m race in 2010. Town planners are organizing a rally to support Hughes as she is expected to pass through Ponoka between 10:40 and 11:40 a.m. along Highway 2A. Wes Amendt, director of community services, says supporters will meet at the Visitor’s Information Centre close to Centennial Park. He said town planners intend to promote the event through Town Times in Ponoka News, town’s electronic sign and Twitter account: @ TownofPonoka.

Library Activities FAMILY LEGO CLUB: Ponoka Jubilee Library invites children & adults to take part in our Family Lego Club. Come build whatever your imagination can come up with! All Lego will be provided by the library, and the masterpieces will be put on display for all to see. Regular meetings are every second week, alternating between Thursday & Friday from 3:30-5:00. Our next meetings are June 5th & June 20th. FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS: On Saturday June 21st, Ponoka Jubilee Library is hosting a Flower Arranging Class! From 12:00-3:00 you will be learning how to build your own mixed vase arrangement; personalizing it to make it really special to you. Cost is $65.00/person and includes a full flower bouquet, arrangement instructions & items needed for arranging. Space is VERY limited, so please come to the Library to sign up today! Don’t allow a beautiful bouquet of flowers to ever look awful again! Are you a carpenter? Have some extra time to donate to Ponoka Jubilee Library? If so please contact us at (403)783-3843 or ponokalibrary@prl.ab.ca in regards to a special upcoming community project!

Aquaplex & Recreation Update: Start training for the Tri Services Triathlon held June 15th! Are You An Artist? The Aquaplex is searching for a local artist to design a mural for the vacant wall above the whirl pool. The design should incorporate the town`s ideals, and spirit. Deadline for a design is July 31st. Drop off at the pool. Ponoka Recreation Facility Sponsorship Opportunity Are you interested in sponsoring on of the Town’s recreation facilities such as the Arena, Aquaplex, Sport Fields or Mini Golf? For more information on the exciting opportunity, contact Wes Amendt, Director of Community Services at 403-783-0118.

COUNCIL UPDATES & BYLAW INFO Trailer Parking On Streets As per Town Bylaw 200-06, trailers (holiday or otherwise) may not be parked on the road unless it is attached to a motor vehicle by which it is carried, drawn or propelled. In addition, no person shall park a vehicle or holiday trailer on a highway for any continuous period in excess of 72 hours or it will be deemed ‘abandoned’. Abandoned vehicles are subject to a tow and a $230 fine. ** Please note the definition of Highway is: any thoroughfare, street, road, trail, avenue, parkway, land, or alley.**

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~ Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros


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GREAT BENEFITS

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GREAT SERVICE AT YOUR LOCAL CO-OP

CARRIER OF THE MONTH Congratulations to Nathaniel & Asher Yeo

Ponoka Co-op Oils declared a 9.00% dividend and a cash payout of 12.0% of total equity to their members at the 56th annual meeting held in Ponoka on April 15th. This amounted to approximately $607,000 dollars cash paid back to its members for the 2013 year. Patronage allocation to members totaled $1.314M for 2013. Ponoka Co-op Oils Ltd. is locally owned and operated. The management of Clayton Morrow and Rick Wilkins, along with about thirteen staff live right here in the community. Partnered with Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) located in Saskatoon, the Ponoka Co-op Oils carries high performance fuels and lubricants, operates full service pumps and has a 24 hour access card lock system to meet your needs. Anyone can apply to join to become a member and start saving on fuels and lubricants with a phone call to Clayton or Rick at 403-783-4288.

Youth Leaders: Ponoka teens, Aaron Lamb and Joey Kelly were excited to have been chosen  to attend the recent Rotary Youth Leadership Awards   Camp (RYLA) held in Canmore, AB May 8 -11/14, the two youths were sponsored by the  Rotary Club of Ponoka. The program seeks to provide young adults ages 14-17 an opportunity to develop leadership skills and character. The 2014 event theme was “Be the Change” focusing on collaborative effort and situational problem solving. Both attendees returned to Ponoka having learned many skills, and developed some lasting friendships.  Submitted photo

Susan Whitecotton, Circulation Supervisor, presents Nathaniel & Asher with a $50 cheque recognizing excellent service in delivering the newspaper for the month of March. 5019A Chipman Ave. Ponoka, Alberta

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NDP leader Mason meets with Ponoka Chamber BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

bertans, suggests Mason. He says the ministry could accomplish the same job currently performed by two organizations, which would reduce the high cost of operating healthcare by removing unnecessary staff. Mason suggests there has become an over-centralization of services, which affects patients in rural Alberta. “We need to ensure local input into our healthcare system.” With regards to education, Mason says proper learning for students must be accomplished across the province. “We need to focus on making sure that students get the basic education they need,” he explained. “You also need to make sure that they understand how to apply them,” he added. Mason suggests these public programs need to be stabilized by not relying on non-renewable resource revenues. He feels when revenues are low, these programs suffer, which affects Albertans overall. Deregulating electricity a bad idea Ever since electricity rates were deregulated, Mason says the customers have been the ones who have had to pay higher costs. “Deregulation is actually a misnomer.” He says the regulated industry was much more simple than what the deregulated industry looks like today and feels it would be better to regulate electricity rates again. “They’ve (planners) created a massively complex system that doesn’t work. They’ve added middle men that all take a cut,” stated Mason. The majority of Canadian provinces regulate the industry and he suggests Alberta should as well. Mason intends to resign as head of the Alberta NDP Oct. 19. There are four sitting Alberta NDP members of the 87-seat legislature.

After 10 years of leading Alberta’s New Democratic Party (NDP), leader Brian Mason announced his intention to step down from the role. He gave members of the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce some of his reasoning May 20 and provided thoughts of what Alberta’s political landscape will look like in the near future. He said with the Wildrose Party gaining strength and a leadership race for the Progressive Conservatives, the Alberta NDP could be in a position to influence to future of Alberta. “What we would like to see in the next election is some balance in the Legislature. There is a possibility that it could in fact be a minority government,” explained Mason. Stepping down to give a younger leader a chance to take the reigns is something Mason feels will help his party in the long run. He says the new leader may drive interest in their party, which would help entice individuals to change their political ties. Construction in the oil sands As the oil sands area population grows, so does the need for skilled construction workers, but Mason says at some point, oil sands companies are not going to need to expand as much, which could cause issues for people looking for work. “That’s not a permanent situation and nobody’s talking about it,” he stated. Keeping jobs in Alberta may occur by finding ways to develop bitumen in the province through a bitumen tariff. This tariff would provide funds to help develop bitumen. Mason also wants to see renewable resource development in Alberta. “There’s going to come a time when people in the rest of the world may not want to buy our oil,” said Mason. “And that’s not a decision they’ll make here.” One of the areas the NDP would like A Mecca Glen 65th Anniversary Reunion will be held for to see change is in the government’s reliance all students and staff who have been a part of Mecca Glen on fluctuating prices of School during the years September 1949 to June 2014. non-renewable resources such as oil and natural Place: Mecca Glen School gas. Mason says royalDate: July 26 & 27, 2014 ties in the early 2000s Price: Adults & Youth 12 and over: $3000 brought high natural gas prices, which resulted Children 6-11 years: $1500 in royalty revenues of These fees provide for the following events: $8 billion a year during peak times. Saturday, July 26, 2014 Since then, prices 10:00 a.m. Registration have dropped drastically Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:00 p.m. Program with natural gas royalty 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Pancake revenues at less than $1 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Breakfast billion a year, he added. Roast Beef Supper “We should be re11:30 a.m. Church Service Evening Jam Session, ducing our dependency Sing-A-Long, Bonfire on royalty revenues to pay for program expenFacilities: Free Camping on the School Grounds Friday to Sunday ditures,” said Mason. no hookups He says at the same Please bring: Lawn Chairs and Musical Instruments for Jam Session time that gas prices were high, corporate taxes Kindly forward a copy of this invitation to anyone who we may have dropped, which Mason missed. feels created a large loss in tax revenue. He suggests tax breaks should Registration Form - please check proper column for each person. be applied to the middle Maiden Name 6-11 yrs Over 11 yrs Check if you’re class taxpayer who is Name former student IF APPLICABLE $15.00 $30.00 more likely to spend their money on the local economy. Stabilizing healthcare and education Eliminating one of the two bureaucracies managing healthcare in Alberta —  Alberta We would ask that your acceptance of this invitation be accompanied by the required Heath Services and Minfee by June 1, 2014. Cheques may be made payable to Mecca Glen Reunion Fund and istry of Health — could mailed to Sybil Evans at 5218-55 Ave. Ponoka, AB T4J 1G9 and/or registration form and bring about a more cash may be dropped off to Carmen Pritchard at the Ponoka Post Office. efficient process for Al-

Mecca Glen School 65th Reunion

Alberta NDP leader speaks at a Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce meeting May 20. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Auction Sale “Stampede Pawn” May 31st - 10:30 am 5801 - Hwy 2A, Ponoka

Household: Kitchen table, End tables, chairs, stools, Deep Freeze Apt. size, water cooler, etc. Electronics: Flat Screen TV’s All sizes, Stereo’s, Car audio PA Speakers w/stands, Satellite Systems, Camera’s, Cell phones w/chargers, Computer Systems w/accessories & Keyboards & Screens, DVD Players, Blue Ray, Lap Tops, Wii, XBox, Play Station Systems w/games, DSI, 3DSI, PSP, DSI XL w/games etc. Sports: Golf Clubs, Bags, Balls & Range finder, Hockey Equipment, Motorcross Helmets, Snow Boards & Skies, Roller Blades, Tents, Ice Auger, Baseball equipment, Foozeball table, etc. Music: Guitars 2/amps, Microphones, Key boards, etc. Tools: Dewalt & Bostitch Air Compressors, Floor jacks & Stands, Battery Chargers, Assortment of Chain saws, Push Lawn Mowers, Socket & Wrench sets, Weed Eaters, etc. Misc: Hides & Furs, Pictures, Art, 22’ Teepee, Telescopes, Spotting Scopes, Watches-His & Hers Gold & Silver, Popcorn machine, Island sinks, Complete Industrial Hot Dog Machine w/ accessories. Assortment of Show Cases w/keys, Store Fixtures, Shelfing etc. Also Selling: 10x6 Bumper Hitch w/Ramp Trailer - Spare tire, Electric Brakes, Checker Plated Tool box; 1999 GMC 3500 Cube Van Insulated Thermo King, Refrigerated, Diesel; 2006 Honda 400 EX Quad w/graphics pkg.; 2003 Rx1 Yamaha Snowmachine Native Traditional Dance Outfits: Jingle, Chicken & Fancy Dresses, Pendleton Bags, Purses & Blankets, Tan Hide Drums w/sticks, Bead Work Jewellery, Arts & Crafts, Dream catchers.

Sale Conducted by TBS Auction Cash & Debit

No Buyers Fee Concession Available

Auctioneer: Steve Bredlow 780-352-1217 AB License #329275


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A 4-H THANK-YOU TO THE 2014 BUYERS

Grateful acknowledgement to photographer Naomi McKinney Grand Champion Steer

Reserve Champion Steer

West Club Champion Steer

West Club Reserve Steer

Chase Fleck

Colter Bresee

Dylan Shaw

Patrice Stalder

Buyer: Ponoka Family Meats

Buyer: Longvista Transport

Buyer: Wagar Seeds

Buyer: Wetaskiwin Country Junction

East Club Champion Steer

East Club Reserve Steer

Central Reserve Steer

Dakotah Nichols

Virgina Harvey

Helena Winter

Matthew Hagemann

Buyer: Rowland Parker and Associates

Buyer: Soderglen Ranches

Buyer: Ponoka Stampede Assoc.

Buyer: John Low Agencys

Tade Tonneson

Dylan Giles

Nadia Simons

Simon Stalder

Buyer: Ponoka Chrysler

Buyer: Family Health Clinic

Buyer: Darcy’s Drilling

Buyer: Ponoka Family Meats

Nils Simons

Lindsey Gartner

Jace Jacklin

Hunter Nichols

Buyer: CashChem

Buyer: Alberta Flares

Buyer: Colter Energy Services Okotoks

Buyer: VJV


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A 4-H THANK-YOU TO THE 2014 BUYERS

Madison Fleck

Colby Padgham

Jaelyn Hodnefield

Nathan Giles

Buyer: Adams Motors

Buyer: Busted Lingerie

Buyer: Cervus Equipment

Buyer: First Call Towing

Brandon Shaw

Anton Hodnefield

Emily Hagemann

Megan Bolton

Buyer: Integra Tire

Buyer: Ponoka Fertilizer

Buyer: Ponoka Vet Clinic

Buyer: Darcy’s Drilling

Matt Klimec

Kristofer Malterer

Jenna Hodnefield

Tyson Matejka

Buyer: Central Vet Clinic

Buyer: Hamilton’s IGA

Buyer: Direct Travel

Buyer: Crawford Agencies

Tawni Kjenner

Kelli-Rai Sieben

Julianna Harvey

Tasha Kjenner

Buyer: Fountain Tire

Buyer: Ponoka Chrysler

Buyer: East Country Electric

Buyer: Hammy’s Spirits


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Ponoka & District 4H 2014 Cleavers

Jestin Jacklin

Kormac Bresee

Addison McKinney

Jake Sheppard

Kash McAllister

Jessy Sheppard

Quad McKinney

Charity Steer Winner was Brent and Erin Fleck, owners of Laurie River Lodge, Manitoba. They donated “Cookies” back to auction and was then purchased by Melodie and Craig Woods from World Financial Group. Proceeds to Stars Air Ambulance. West Club members Matt Klimec, Tyson Matejka and Lindsey Gartner are shown with the presentation.

PONOKA DISTRICT 4-H WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR SPONSORS PLATINUM Ponoka Ag Society Ponoka Co-op Oils Ponoka County GOLD Ponoka News SILVER Vermilion Energy VJV Almita Pilings Inc. Cervus Equipment-John Deere Dan Skeels Al Olsen Bob Ronnie Catering Wes McDowell & Family ATB Financial UFA AFSC BRONZE Oakes and Jones Ponoka Fertilizer Accu Publishing Bruce Harbin Welding Servus Credit Union Town & Country Supplies & Rentals

FRIENDS OF 4-H Abt Cattle Company Adams Chevrolet Buick GMC Altitide Laser Spa Arnold & Arlene Cline Asker Valley Limousin Bashaw Crop Services Battle River Insurance -Representing the Co-operators Bev & Barry Woyen Bill McNabb Contracting Blue Northern Exploration BMO Financial Bob Tiltgen Calnash Trucking Cargill Caskey & Company LLPChartered Accountants Central Office Supplies Ltd Central Veterinary Clinic Cilantro & Chive CIBC Dan Jeffrey Family Dale & Donna Gartner Cutting Edge Hair Design Crossroad Breeders Coyote Creek Ranch Dave &

Ponoka ATB Financial, Business & Agriculture Advisor, Jessica Karwandy presents Chase Fleck the Central Ponoka Beef Club Champion Steer Banner, sponsored by ATB Financial

Shelley Abt Dean & Betty Golley Deb Stevens- Remax Don Laing Tractor Double D Industrial East Ponoka Beef Family Meats First Choice Auto & Truck Repairs Ltd Fred & Gloria Harvey Groom Family HB Angus Haines Creek Limousin Hamilton’s IGA Herman & Janny Simons In Memory of Doug & Elsie Bresee Integra Tire JEWH Herefords Jeff & Monica Harvey John & Camille Paulson Jones Boys Western Wear Kenlene Shorthorns Kevin & Marj Smith Kevin & Noreen Tosford Kikel Meats Kim Green Dental Hygeine KJ’s Repair Service Lacombe Feeders-Dan Dixon

Liisa’s Flower World Matejka Farms McCFeeds Medi-Dart Don Cameron MGM Land Services Miller Wilson Angus New Beginnings Wedding & Formal Wear Naomi McKinney Peter Dykstra Family Plested Farms Ponderosa Farms Ponoka Cabinet Makers Ponoka Chamber of Commerce Ponoka Dental Centre Ponoka Fertilizer Ponoka Funeral Home Ponoka Plumbing & Heating Ponoka Speckle Park Ponoka Veterinary Clinic Property Guys Quality Paint & Collision Ltd RBC Financial Ron & Verna McDowell Ron & Janet Sperber Rowland Parker & Associates Sandin’s Paint & Autobody

Scissor Wizard Hair Design Shane’s Ag & Heavy Repair SIRRS Law Group Simco Seeds Sommer Home Hardware Sturgeon Signs & Bronze Thirsks Automotive Distributors Ltd Tirecraft Trail Orthondontics Usona Ag. Society Verbruggen Veterinary Service Wagner’s Automotive Service Wedins Team Corporate West Ponoka Beef Weleschuk Family Will’s Welding Windamar Enterprises Wy-Co Drug and Alcohol Testing

This year a special thank you to

Proud sponsors of 4-H

Ponoka ATB Financial, Bank Manager, Roy Scabar presents Patrice Stalder the West Ponoka Beef Club Champion Steer Banner, sponsored by ATB Financial at the 2014 Ponoka District 4-H Beef Show & Sale


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SALUTE TO

GUARDIAN AMBULANCE Jim Adrian

Morey Paul 1 year experience with Guardian Ambulance

Crawford Agencies 5023 - 51 Avenue

Jacob Houghton

403-783-3411

5115 50 Avenue

403-783-3122

EMT

EMT

4 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

2.5 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

Hwy 2A

John Low Agencies

403-783-5383

Darryl Dirsten

Brian McMeekin

Paramedic/Supervisor of Operations

Paramedic

14 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

Ponoka Funeral Home

Josh Misner

PONOKA 6505 - 46 Ave.

4 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

Chany Westling

EMT 1 month experience with Guardian Ambulance

403-783-4033

EMT Shift Supervisor

9 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

6305 - 44 Ave., Ponoka 403-783-4494

4502 - 50 St. 403-783-5568

5118 - 50 Street

403-783-5512

Rob Powell EMT 6 months experience with Guardian Ambulance

Ponoka Hospital & Care Centre 5800 - 57 Ave.

403-783-3341

Jeff Ellison

Deena Duke

Gera VanDerLinde

EMT

Paramedic

EMT

23.5 years with Guardian Ambulance

9 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

1 month experience with Guardian Ambulance

6526 44 Avenue 403-783-8866

4804-50 St. 403-783-3082

Ponoka Towing/First Choice Auto & Truck Repair 4215 - 67 Street

403-783-8327

Prince Chahal

Evan Bell

Angela Wedderburn

Paramedic

EMT

5 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

5 years experience with Guardian Ambulance

EMT Shift Supervisor

Ponoka First Call Towing Ltd. Keith Stebner 6701 - 46 Ave 403-783-3636

14 years with Guardian Ambulance

Wagner’s Automotive 5503 - 54 Street

403-783-6804

#20, 5011 - 48 Ave.

403-783-7333


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First Call Towing’s big 20 years: Residents were treated to a 20 year celebration May 24 of First Call Towing. Car demolitions and even a vehicle extrication by the Ponoka Fire Department was on hand for attendees. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

J.J. Collett Natural Area

An Alberta Gem

Annual Spring Walk Sunday, June 1, 2014 2:00 pm Rain or Shine Enjoy the beautiful spring colours during two guided walks of the natural area. Everyone Welcome BBQ & Refreshments Donated by Viking Projects Ltd. Located south of Morningside (follow signs from Morningside) 11kms south of Ponoka

For inquiries visit www.jjcollett.com

Rural crime watch needs interest rebuilt BY AMELIA NAISMITH

It has steadily been losing popularity in the Ponoka area but with a new president at the helm, a membership push for the Rural Crime Watch is at the forefront of the group’s agenda. Bryce Liddle was recently elected president at the May 13 meeting, where the main talking points were how to garner more interest in Rural Crime Watch and updating some of the group’s procedures and information. Rural Crime Watch still employs a fan out call system but Liddle does not think that is always the best option, especially if it is programmed to run mid-morning when most people are not home, and the automated voice message is not able to meet the needs of every person. “By the time your machine is done doing everything it has to do, you’ve missed half of what

they’re telling you. “It seems to me like the membership is off a little bit . . . what I’d like to do is, probably this fall, is throw a big open house type meeting,” said Liddle. “I think it’s kind of fallen on the back burner for some people,” he added. With the purpose of keeping the rural community safe and a close eye on suspicious activity, Liddle says the functions of the organization are still appreciated, but he feels a membership drive is in order to keep the group afloat. Before the most recent meeting there was talk of disbanding the group due to lack of interest. However, that has been set aside for now in favour of resurrection. Those interested in Rural Crime Watch can contact Liddle via the Ponoka County office: 403-7833333.


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Beware of those tiny critters that bite We all love it that the sun is shining, the hotter weather is allowing us to dress skimpy, and that we can now head outside and really get close and personal with nature. While out on a Ponoka patio last weekend enjoying the sun’s rays and the birds chirping, we were all of a sudden invaded by a work party of ants, the odd big bumble bee, and our annual spring nemesis, the dreaded and hungry mosquito. While we have always admired the classic Wild Rose as Alberta’s official emblem, I do believe that the really wild dandelion has completely taken over the worst flower award, unless you like cooking up a batch of wine? Yes, it is that time of the year when all sorts of bugs and tiny creatures will appear on the scene to invade our space, and in the case of mice or spiders often give many of us a case of beegeebers. Most of us try to love and understand and appreciate most of nature’s offspring, but it is those that you can’t see or swat that are the unwelcome pests, day or night. I guess there is a reason for such species as skunks, porcupines, gophers, snakes, magpies, and whatever to be on this earth, and if we don’t like it, we had better respect their territory, and then just keep right on enjoying the best of the season.

It will now be urgent that tic and makes it very hard for we take along lots of bug the culprit to climb up to get spray on all our outings, but I to the treats. Then there is a have failed miserably to find so-called back-yard nature the super magic elixir that specialist who suggests that will clean squashed bugs off we feed the roving pests othour windshields and radiaer treats like corn, popcorn, tors. I ran across a great story or unsalted nuts so that they last week about one of sumwill lose interest in the birdmers most pesky and sneaky feeders and garbage cans, but pests, who love to nibble on there will be lots of action their newfound treasures, and and maybe a little bit more then leave a mess behind. harmony among our fur and Those diminutive and confeathered visitors. Mike Rainone stantly chattering squirrels On the hilarious and Hammertime that love to scamper about entertaining side of this coeverywhere in search of tasty nundrum of nature, here tidbits have long been the are some of the best and source of fascination and frustration for most practical strategies to keep the wily those gardeners and bird enthusiasts who squirrel and other roaming creatures and during warm months are constantly en- scavengers at bay. gaged in a battle to keep them away from *Dig a moat around your feeder, and the nuts and seeds that they faithfully put then fill it with piranha; out to feed and attract the birds. *Trap the squirrels and send them to Some folks have even tried greased Antarctica; poles, loud music, and motion activated *Encourage your neighbours and even sprinklers, but nothing really seems to your local government to use drones to stop the ongoing efforts of the very deter- monitor and deal with the squirrels; mined squirrel clan. They have now even *Buy a squirrel costume, then parade come up with a ‘squirrel-proof’ birdfeeder around your yard acting silly and makon top of a pole, which is draped in plas- ing strange noises. The squirrel and most

everyone else can’t figure out what in the world is going on and will likely go away; *Buy some lasers and set up a hologram show in your yard. The holograms could be of cats and hunters; *Sit in your lawn chair in the yard and cry. Maybe the squirrel will feel sorry for you and go away? Whatever the case, have fun with family and friends in your yard kingdom this summer, enjoy the wonders of nature, and try to get along with all the two or four or multi-legged creatures who may pay you a visit now and then. Tried and true old home remedies.

*Avoid cutting yourself when cutting veggies by getting someone else to hold them while you chop; *A loaded mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button; *You only need two tools in life.... WD 40 and Duct tape. If it doesn’t move use a squirt of WD-40, and if it shouldn’t move, but does, use the duct tape. Always remember that if you can’t fix it with a hammer you likely have an electrical problem. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. Have a great week, all of you..

Author inspires others light tables. We used Thursday was a the exactor knife to cut busy, busy day for me. the columns in straight There were deadlines, a job I was never lines. There were very good at. people phoning in last The pages were minute to tell me news then ‘shot’ in the back breaking stuff that and then the negatives should have been front were laid on the light page after I already had tables and we opaqued the front page done. all the white dots on There were stories them with this curious to write, cutlines to little red marker. write and the correct When that was all spelling of names to Treena Mielke done, we drank black check and re-check. On The coffee, smoked furiMostly there were Other Side ously, and waited for pages to fill; huge blank the next assignment. pages that screamed for Then we started news, not ads. Years ago a wise man, a well over! But then computers came and seasoned newspaper man who not only lived during the days of hot cut and paste and light tables and lead, but actually worked with that negatives became obsolete. Unforarchaic tool, told me journalists had tunately, cigarettes did not. I entered the front door of the one purpose and one purpose only. “You fill the white spaces be- newspaper world just before all tween the ads, that’s what you do,” those things went out the back. Luckily Jim, who was a press he said. I had a peculiar fondness for the man and worked in production and old man, who was gruff and short seemed very old to me, took me unwith words, and very handy with der his newspaper wing and in the an exactor knife. I met him during days when editors yelled a lot and the days of cut and paste and light production people did as well, he tables and dark rooms and broad was kind to me. I remember his kindness to this sheets. I met him when us newspaper types wrote the stories and day, and when I was fortunate to rethen ran them through some kind ceive recognition from the AWNA of machine that no longer exists. for a column I wrote years ago, I The stories came out sticky and in only wished he were alive so I could columns and we carefully placed tell him. But, getting back to Thursday: those columns on pages laid out on

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Team cleanup: welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit for brevity, clarity and legal issues as well as to reject letters outright. Letters shouldn’t exceed 500 words. Only signed letters will be considered for publication. Please include an address & daytime contact number for verification of authenticity. The Editor, Ponoka News, Box 4217, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R6 Tel: 403-783-3311 Fax:403-783-6300 editorial@ponokanews.com

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Outreach School elder Joseph Deschamps guides students May 22 on how to build a teepee and some of the hand games that the plains Cree people used to play. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Outreach students get introduction into teepee building BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Students at the Ponoka Outreach School had a taste of First Nations culture May 22 with hands-on training and teaching on teepee building. In an effort to educate students at the Ponoka Outreach School, — many of whom are First Nations

— school elder Joseph Deschamps gave them an introduction on how to build one. One of the best ways to learn is by doing, so Deschamps brought a small teepee to the Tractor Park in Ponoka and gave both boys and girls a chance at building it. Deschamps

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said in the old days, it was the women who raised the teepee, which was constructed with wood poles and buffalo hides. Teepees today are still constructed with lodge poles but canvas is used rather than buffalo hide. A relatively short time ago teepees were widely seen on the plains of Western Canada and building one was a skill everyone knew. While the women raised the teepee, the men would hunt and gather food and supplies. As the world modernizes however, teepees are more limited to powwows and other cultural gatherings. “When they were nomadic, it was a home,” explained Deschamps.

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He started with a tripod of lodge poles that were already tied together and then students added more around the teepee while someone used a rope to tie them all together. Deschamps said their teepee, which had less than 10 poles was relatively small. He has seen some as large as 25 to 30 feet in circumference. In the past, the teepee would be a home for a family and was generally not decorated. Deschamps said if a person were to paint their teepee with an animal symbol such as a bear claw or eagle feather, that person would be claiming to have the spirit of that animal and they may have to prove it. Students were also shown some hand games that Deschamps said were used as one form of entertainment. “These games could go on till 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning.” Deschamps expects to present another class like this again and suggested the girls raised the teepee better than the boys. NEED A

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Guide dog walk raises thousands BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Dogs and dog lovers alike gathered at Centennial Park last weekend to raise funds and awareness of the importance of guide dogs. The Lions Club Purina Walk for Dog Guides in Ponoka raised $5,356 towards dog training programs intended to help people who need these animals in their lives. Guide dogs provide something more than just companionship. Training isn’t cheap, though. Dixie Tyndall, chairperson of the fundraiser says the average cost for training one dog is $25,000. The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides program is located in Oakville, Ont. and part of the cost involves flying disabled people to Oakville to be matched with a dog and then trained. “They breed and raise the dogs,” explained Tyndall. Dogs are trained to help with a variety of disabilities such as seeing, hearing, autism assistance, service for physical needs individuals, seizure response and diabetic alert. Companions with purpose Don Scorah brought his standard poodle, Enzo, who is trained to help Scorah navigate streets since he is blind. This is his third guide dog and Scorah says having one frees him to move about with complete trust in Enzo. Petting a guide dog while its harness is on is not allowed said Scorah. The reason? When their harness is on, they are in work mode and petting them Don Scorah sits with his guide dog Enzo May 25 during the Lions Club Purina Walk for Dog Guides. The effort raised more than $5,000 for special dog training. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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Are Albertans being ripped off? With the impending sale of AltaLink, Alberta’s largest electricity transmission company, it’s feared the people of Alberta are in for a shock. Warren Buffett, American billionaire and owner of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, announced May 1 his intentions to purchase the company from current owners SNC-Lavalin of Montreal. The sale is subject to regulatory approval by the Alberta Utilities Commission and Industry Canada. Joe Anglin, Wildrose MLA of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre says Buffett’s acquisition of AltaLink poses multiple pitfalls. AltaLink stands as a fully regulated “Within a year, company servicing the public will approximately 85 per cent of the provhave paid to ince. “The public double that pays for 100 per cent of all the entity,” upgrades,” said AnMLA Joe Anglin glin. Anglin says when AltaLink was first created it was worth $848 million, and its value has increased over the years. With Buffett’s $3.2 billion dollar bid, the assets of the company are likely to jump to settle at between $9 billion and $12 billion. “The beauty with the assets is there’s a guaranteed income with that,” said Anglin. With a 9 per cent annual return, he added that is three to four times the prime business rate and numbers like that won’t be found anywhere else. “Within a year, the public will have paid to double that entity,” said Anglin. “What does the public get for it? They get higher electric costs . . . where’s their return?” With the purchase of AltaLink, Buffett is also sitting in a position to manipulate the market and further increase the costs; a move electric companies have been proven to make. Companies are able to shut off power lines and transmissions to manipulate prices. As availability goes down, the need will go up, prices will invariably jump. Anglin mentioned a project set to extend lines to Fort McMurray as well as power lines being legislated despite not being requested by engineers. With Alberta remaining the exception, most other jurisdictions have regulations in place to protect the public from these types of situations. “Alberta is a deregulated market,” explained Anglin. This doesn’t mean the market has no regulations, but that they have been restructured. “What the regulations have done is rolled over.” Anglin added the current regulations in place are better serving electric companies than the ratepayers of Alberta. He says it is because Alberta is viewed as a high-potential economic province that these abuses against the public are allowed. “High electric costs always infringe upon your economic growth.” While the future cannot be predicted, there’s a chance the ratepayers of Alberta will sit at a lower priority than the stakeholders of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which will dominate as the primary interest. “And by the way, Berkshire Hathaway Energy has done very well for its stakeholders,” said Anglin. Alberta’s New Democratic Party Leader Brian Mason also fears for Albertan’s interests and has urged the Alberta Utilities Commission to reject Buffett’s bid. “This is just another example of the tale of two Albertans. The PCs’ deregulated electricity market allows corporations to make massive profits, while Alberta families are left to pay too much on their

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2014 GRADUATION

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Introducing the

ST. AUGUSTINE’S

Graduating Class of 2014

MIGUEL BUHAT

HARMONIE DEREPITE

KARA CASPER

JESSICA FREEMAN

EMMA GULKA

JENNIFER HENDERSON

ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC PRINCIPAL’S GRAD MESSAGE MARISSA HOOPER

Congratulations to the St. Augustine Catholic School graduating class of 2014.

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CURT BARON

Your years of formal education have moved you to the point where you are now ready to venture forth and apply all that you have learned to the next stage of life. As a staff, we have strived to work hard along side you to get you here. We are proud of all that you have accomplished and who you have become. As you move out into the wider world, we hope you remember your time at St. Augustine Catholic School with fondness. May you recall it as a place where you learned, not only academics, but how to be a better person, one filled with God’s grace. May your journey from our doors be filled with blessings and success. - Curt Baron and the staff of St. Augustine Catholic School

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Introducing the

ST. AUGUSTINE’S

Graduating Class of 2014

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Introducing the

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Introducing the

PONOKA OUTREACH Graduating Class of

JACOLIENE BOTH,

KYLE BRAAKSMA

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OUTREACH PRINCIPAL’S GRAD MESSAGE The Ponoka Outreach Staff wishes the very best to all of our graduates.

JOSH CRIER

CHELSEY BUFFALO

SCOTT LEWIS

JORDAN NOON

BRANDYN JOHNSON

To all the graduates, our very best wishes. Good luck in your future endeavours!

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Our grads have taken many different paths to earn their diplomas - some have been with us since grade 8 and others for just a semester or two. In each case, their commitment to hard work has enabled them to earn a high school diploma, and in many cases, we have given some kind of “push” to all of them.  Our goal is always to meet our students where they are at and help them reach their goals.  Helping our students earn their high school diplomas is wonderful.  But we know we are just helpers - it’s these young men and women that make it all happen.  We are extremely proud of these folks because of their excellent academic achievement and good citizenship. You ARE champions! - Scott Lewis & the staff at Ponoka Outreach


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Introducing the

PONOKA OUTREACH Graduating Class of

BRANDYN JOHNSON

JENIFER KING

COREY SHIMWELL

MICHAEL SIMMS

FLORA SMALLBOY

SARAH SOMMERFELD

RIVER MELANSON

CONGRATULATIONS to the class of

2014!

JACOB COLYN

Thumbs up for a job well done! Congratulations

2014

LOGAN NEWTON

JENNIFER O’DONNELL

CONGRATULATIONS HONOURING OUR GRADUATES! to the class of 2014!

BLAINE CALKINS, MP WETASKIWIN Yours is a message of hope and optimism for the future, with increased trade and growth, and demand for energy, food and resources, your future is bright.

Ph: 403-783-5530 Fax: 403-783-5532 #2 4750 Hwy 2A Ponoka, AB

JORDAN NOON

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HAILEY WHITE

Good luck and all the best for a prosperous future!

Hammy’s SPIRITS 403-783-2333

Bay 5, 4502 - 50st


PONOKA NEWS 27

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Introducing the

PONOKA OUTREACH Graduating Class of

STARLA STRONG

GERALD VAN DE POL

2014

KYLE WALCHESKE

HAILEY WHITE

MICHAEL WHITFIELD

CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS to the class of

2014!

to the class of

2014!

to the class of

2014!

KYLE WALCHESKE

KYLE BRAAKSMA

TAYLOR JENSEN

Follow your dreams. Today you’ve completed the first step toward your future goals. Best of luck to you!

It’s your big day! May your future be filled with great success!

Cheers to the new grad! May all your dreams come true!

Tenfold Shaun Bailey

403-704-4614

403-783-4103

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28 PONOKA NEWS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Secrets of talented writing shared BY AMELIA NAISMITH

Students of Mecca Glen School were in for a treat on Friday May 23 when an Albertan author graced their halls and shared her children’s books, as well as tips and knowledge of the process to becoming a published author. Maxine Spence of Didsbury indulged the younger students with a lively felt board retelling of her book Leaf, published three years ago. Grades 2 and 3 were walked through a presentation on idea generation; grades 4 to 7 took part in a writers’ workshop and grades 8 and 9 learned about the writing to publishing process. Despite having been published multiple times, Spence told the students how releasing her work into the world remained an effervescent experience for her. “When you’ve written as long as I have, and that’s my whole life long, it is so amazing to see your name in Published author Maxine Spence reads her book Leaf to a group of grade 2 and 3 students at Mecca Glen print.” School, May 23. Photo by Amelia Naismith Spence began her presenta-

UNRESERVED FARM AUCTION FOR FRANK & CAROL CECH SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014

Bluffton, Alberta Sale Starts at 10:00 a.m. 2nd Ring Starting on Machinery at 12:00 Noon Directions: 1 Mile East of the Bluffton School, 1 1/2 Miles North on Rge Rd 25 TRACTORS Case 4690 4wd Tractor c/w Only 3490 Hrs, 20.8x34 Tires, Duals & Degelman 14' Blade; Case 970 2wd Tractor c/w 18.4x38 Tires; Case 970 2wd Tractor c/w 18.4x38 Tires; Case 970 2wd Tractor c/w 18.4x38 Tires; Case 1070 2wd Tractor - For Parts, Good Motor & Tires, Transmission Problems; White 1470 4wd Tractor c/w FEL & 3 pth; JD 730 2wd Tractor c/w Diesel, Partly Restored, Electric Start, Not Running; MM 2wd Tractor TRUCKS & TRAILER 1978 Ford 700 Cab Over c/w 18' Box, Triple Stage Hoist & Mtd. Drill Fill; 1974 Ford Cab Over c/w On Propane & Air, 16' Steel Box & Hoist; 1984 Ford 3/4 Ton 4x4 Truck c/w Dewies Bale Fork & Rebuilt Engine; 1975 Ford 1 Ton Truck c/w Box & Hoist, Stock Racks; 1987 Ford F150 1/2 Ton 4x4 Truck c/w 4 Spd; Trailwright 12' T/A Stock Trailer; 1992 Shopbuilt 25' T/A Gooseneck Flat Deck Trailer TILLAGE EQUIPMENT JD 230 24' Disc c/w Double Wing; Ezee-On 16' HD Disc c/w Single Wing; Alteen 12' Disc c/w 22" Blades; Morris 36' Vibrashank Cult c/w Mtd. Harrows; IHC 5 Bottom Plow c/w Kick Back Beams & New Shears; Allis 5 Bottom Plow c/w Kick Back Beams; IHC #510 Seed Drill c/w Grass & Fert; Diamond Harrows c/w Rolling Draw Bar HAYING EQUIPMENT Hesston 514 Rd Baler c/w Soft Core & Like New;

JD 530 Rd Baler; MF 124 Sq Baler - Good Condition; NH 488 9' Haybine; Vicon Lily 8 Wheel Rake; Ajax Bale Mover c/w Loads from Both Sides, Hauls 10 Large Bales or 12 Small, T/A Dual Wheels; Truck Mtd. Bale Rack Holds 10 Bales OTHER EQUIPMENT PTO Driven Sawmill on Wheels c/w 44" Insert Tooth Blade, 44' of Fold Up Track, 3 Blk Carriage w/ HD Nickolsen Guides & Slab Belt on Wheels; NH 676 T/A Manure Spreader; Shopbuilt Post Pounder; Hi-Line 6000 Bale Shredder; Calf Tipping Table; Vet Supplies; Honda 4 Trax 4x4 Quad HARVEST EQUIPMENT MF 510 Sp Combine c/w New Rub Bars & Clean Machine; MF 410 Sp Combine - Runs; IHC 4000 14' Sp Swather; 35' PTO Grain Auger; 6"x24' Grain Auger c/w Electric Start & Kolher Engine; 6"x16' Grain Auger c/w Electric Motor; 2 - Small Hopper Bottom Grain Bins (Hold 3 Tons Ea) ANTIQUE VEHICLES 1979 Lincoln Town Car c/w Only 97,480 Miles; 1978 Ford Thunderbird; 1977 Mercury Marquis; 1966 Mercury Parklane w/ Sliding Rear Window; 1987 Ford F150 1/2 Ton Truck; 1977 Ford F150 1/2 Ton Truck; 1973 Ford F150 1/2 Ton Truck; Mercury Truck c/w Manure Spreader; Ford Cab Over c/w Flat Deck & Hoist ANTIQUE MACHINERY Cat 30 Gas Crawler; MM Z 2wd Tractor; JD Clipper Combine; Fisher Humphrey Breaking Plow (Very Old); IHC Breaking Plow; Old Steel Wheel Seed Drill; Old Manure Spreader; Big Wheel Wood Splitter on Wheels - Converted to PTO; PTO Buzz Saw on Wheels; Old 2 Bottom Plow; PTO Grass Seeder on Wheels; 4 Wheel Rubber Tired Wagon; Elevator for Loading Fire Wood ANTIQUE TOOLS/TRACTOR & STEAMER PARTS Old Wrenches; Wood Tools; Saw;

Sale Conducted by: ALLEN

Cream Cans; Tobacco Cans; Old License Plates; Lanterns; Old Engine & Steamer Parts; Brass Steam Whistle; Chief Smoker; Plus Much Much More TOOLS Power mate 4000 Power Plant - Like New; Hyd. Drill Press; Makita 14" Chop Saw; Welding Table & Vice; Century 230 Amp Welder c/w Helmets; Butterfield Tap & Die Sets; Hyd. Hose Crimper & Fittings; Lots of Drill Bits for Steel & Wood; Sliding Vice for Drill Press; 3 - Large Tool Boxes Full of Tools; New Metric Sockets; Standard Socket Sets; Open End Wrenches up to 2 1/4"; Pipe Wrenches; Rigid Pipe Threader; Large Belt Lacer w/ Cut Off Knife; Metric Open End from 8mm to 24mm; C Clamps; Pry Bars; Trouble Lights; Flashing Beacon Lights; Gear Puller; HD Air Jack; Grease Guns MISCELLANEOUS 3 - 300 Gal Fuel Tanks; 25 - Bird Houses; JD Grain Tester; Gallagher Fence Tester; Beam Scale w/ Extra Weights; Electric Motors; 4 Bag of Clover Seed Pasture; Mixture Plus Alsike, Timothy & Alfalfa; 40" Inserted Tooth Saw Mill Blade; Buzz Saw Blade; Antique Steel Wheels; Old Steel Pulleys; Gear Boxes; Angle Iron; Pipe Shafting; Large Pulleys; Large Assortment of V Pulleys; Sheets of Used 22' Long Tin MISC. SHOP SUPPLIES 100 Boxes & Trays of Shop Supplies; Boxes of Pipe Fittings/Bolts & Hyd. Fittings; Metal Screws, V Pulleys & Ball Hitches; JD & NH Parts; Cam Locks; HD Chain Hooks; PTO Parts; NH Haybine Guards; Timing Lights; Filters for Case & Ford; New Brake Pads; Battery Booster; Ford Parts; Plus Much Much More; 2 Bags of Baler Twine; Chains, Hyd. Rams & Tires; Approx. 60 to 70 Pallet of Misc. Iron; Plus Lots & Lots of Scrap Iron

Owner’s Phone Number: (403) 843-6057 TERMS & CONDITIONS: Cash, Cheque or Debit Card, G.S.T. Will Apply On Some Items, All Items Must Be Paid For On Sale Day. Listings are Subject to Additions & Deletions Lunch Will Be Available

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tion to the Grade 2 and 3 split students by teaching them about editing, whether a writer feels they need to or not. “Sometimes the first draft of a creation isn’t good, yet sometimes it is . . . you can still make it brilliant.” However, before anyone can get to the editing process, their story must begin with an idea. Spence says ideas mainly come to a person through the five senses and their emotions. “You’re swimming in a soup of ideas.” Sight is a common source of inspiration of Spence, as is hearing and she will often sit in coffee shops, innocently eavesdropping on the conversations around her, waiting to turn peoples’ words into her own ideas. “Sometimes words arrive in my head and I don’t even know where it came from,” said Spence. “I think it’s because I’m keeping my brain fed and the best way to keep your brain fed is to read,” she added, throwing encouragement for literacy into her presentation. Her inspiration for Leaf came on a blustery spring day as She went for a walk around the block. However, she had just moved to the country from the city and her walk expanded from a city block to several country miles. Tired by the end, she focused on a tree at the end of her driveway and concentrated on putting one foot in front of the other. “I trudged toward that tree and as I got closer I noticed a leaf, a dried up wrinkly old leaf . . . and I wondered,” said Spence. The idea of the leaf and why it had not blown away with the rest of the tree’s foliage would not leave Spence alone and eventually she was driven to write the tale of the leaf that stayed through the winter. “It’s not just enough to swim in the soup, you need to wonder about it,” said Spence. “To me that’s magic. That I saw a wrinkled old, brown leaf on a tree and I wondered and a story was born,” she added. Spence also launched her latest book — Down in the Jungle — over the Mothers’ Day weekend and she took a different approach than she has traditionally done. Rather than use the money generated from Leaf to fund Down in the Jungle, she took her business to the website Kickstarter and the attempt paid off.


PONOKA NEWS 29

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ATV safety course builds safe riding practices BY AMELIA NAISMITH

Safety first, safety second and safety always was the message presented to 40 youths who registered for the ATV safety course hosted by the Ponoka Agricultural Society May 19 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. One of the main lessons covered was helmet safety, also terrain safety, other nec“You need to essary gear and know where emergency response. “Rollover safety you’re ridand stuff like that,” ing and slow explained event coordinator Annie down,” Danilak. event co-ordinator The youths were Annie Danilak shown the difference between a motorbike helmet and a proper ATV helmet. While a motorbike helmet is better than no helmet, the children were taught it only covers a portion of the head while the ATV helmet covers the entire head, face, and also protects the jaw. Each participant was also given a helmet, paid for by the Ag Society’s sponsorship funds. “Not only have we taught 40 kids ATV safety, we’ve put 40 new helmets into the community,” said Danilak. The course covered the information in safety was well as got the youths riding the ATVs under supervision. This builds a strong foundation in safety, as there are participants who have never ridden an ATV before as well as those who know how to ride but need a better understanding of safety procedures, said Danilak. She added there are youths who return to the course more than once as they age and their riding style changes; safety education is an ongoing journey. “It’s very beneficial because we know they’re riding,” said Danilak, who added courses like the one held at the Ag Event Centre provide the stepping-stones to safe riding before bad habits can take hold. Helmet safety was such a big focus because it is hoped that the youths will relay the information to parents who grew up riding in an era where the rigid safety precautions were not taken as seriously. According to Danilak, in Alberta, 80 per cent of the kids that ride are injured or killed from accidents in which they were not wearing a helmet. “Helmets are such a huge thing.” She added youths also have a high number of accidents in the form of rollovers on flat ground due to speeding. “You need to know where you’re riding and slow down.” Alberta is also the province with the second highest ATV rider population out of its total population, the first being Quebec. “Everybody’s riding them,” said Danilak. The children taking part in the course were told it is up to them to take an active role in their own safety because on private land police and other similar authorities have no jurisdiction to help keep them safe. ATV usage in Alberta is increasing, but Danilak couldn’t say with any certainty if the number of youth accidents were increasing, decreasing or staying relatively consistent.

Youths receive ATV safety instruction during a course held at the Ag Event Centre May 19. Submitted photo

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VJV MARKET REPORT MARKET REPORT MAY 21, 2014 On Wednesday, May 21, 2014- 1222 head of cattle went through our rings & 253 head on the Canadian Satellite sale TOTAL - 1475

SLAUGHTER CATTLE D1 - D2 cows D3 - D4 cows Holstein cows Heiferettes Bologna Bulls Feeder bulls

105.00-115.00 93.00-103.00 80.00-100.00 100.00-125.00 110.00-133.00 115.00-138.00

Young Bred Cows Older Bred Cows 1400.00-1800.00 Good Bred Heifers: NONE Cow/calf pairs (younger) 1800.00-2400.00 Cow/Calf pairs (older) 1600.00-1800.00

STOCKERS AND FEEDERS Good Feeder Steers 1000 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 900 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 800 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 700 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 600 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 500 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 400 lbs Plus: Good Feeder Steers 300 lbs Plus:

140.00-165.00 165.00-180.00 194.00-200.00 196.00-215.00 200.00-227.00 230.00-245.00 245.00-257.00 250.00-264.00

Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers Heifers

Dairy Steers Baby Calves Dairy Type: Baby Calves Beef Type: Hay: Sq Bales Straw: Sq. Bales Greenfeed: Sq. Bales.

100.00-120.00 100.00-160.00 220.00-660.00 3.00-8.50 NONE NONE

Rd Bales Rd Bales Rd Bales

125.00-145.00 162.00-173.00 165.00-179.00 178.00-192.00 195.00-205.00 210.00-217.00 215.00-226.00 220.00-228.00

Unreserved Farm Auction for the Estate of Eric Nielsen Monday, June 2, 2014 Alix, Alberta • Time: 9:00 a.m. Directions: 1/2 Km East of Alix on Hwy #12 to Hwy #601, South on Hwy #601 2.4 Kms to Stanton Road (Twp Rd 39-4), West 6 Kms on the South Side of the Road

Complete Double Sided Sale Bill Available on Our Website SELLING:

A huge selection of Case Tractors including a Case 4994 4wd Tractor, Case 4690 4wd Tractor, Case 2090 2wd Tractor, Case 1570 2wd Tractor, 2 - 1949 Case LA 2wd Tractors - Hooked in Tandem, Plus 100+ Case Tractors including 930, 900, 600, 500, D, LAI, 30+ Case LA, L, V & Many Many More A huge selection of Trucks IHC R-200 T/A Truck c/w P&H Drag Line Unit, GMC Astro 95 T/A Cab Over Truck, GMC Brigadier T/A Hi-Way Truck, 5 - GMC Grain Trucks, GMC 6500 T/A Truck c/w Knight 16' Manure Spreader Box, GMC 6500 T/A Deck Truck, GMC 9600 S/A Gravel Truck, 2 - Chev S/A Truck c/w Knight 300 Manure Spreader & Knight 14-7 Feed Box & Many More Various Large Trucks A Cat D8K Crawler, Cat D814A Crawler Dozer, Case 1150B Crawler Loader, IHC TD20 Crawler, AC AD4 Road Grader, Old AC Road Grader & 4 Dirt Scrapers Also Selling A HUGE Selection of Over 65+ Vehicles, 15+ Trailers, A LARGE Selection of Tillage & Haying Equipment, Harvest Equipment c/w MF 760 Sp Combine & Over 30+ Case Combines, 25+ Swathers, Case Osbourne Binder (Very Old), Case 28-47 Threshing Machine, 30 + Threshing Machines, Livestock Equipment, Antiques, Miscellaneous, Tools & MUCH MUCH More. For More Information Call Linda Nielsen: (403) 747-2340 2 Ring will Sell Simultaneously All Day Terms & Conditions: Cash, Cheque or Debit Card, G.S.T. Will Apply On Some Items, All Items Must Be Paid For On Sale Day. Listings are Subject to Additions & Deletions • Lunch Will Be Available

NONE NONE NONE

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30 PONOKA NEWS

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

PCHS graduate urges students to get involved with social causes since her graduation and expressed great admiration of the changes at the A former Ponoka Composite High school. School (PCHS) graduate shared her She focused her presentation on experiences on her journey to becom- her personal struggles all the way ing a social activist and development from entering Grade 9 at PCHS to her specialist with Grade 10 Social Stud- internship in Africa to her current regies class through a presentation at the ular visits to Costa Rica to work for school on Thursday, May 22. non profit organizations to promote Ashley Dennehy of Samson Cree social justice and development. nation of Maskwacis, currently studyRecollecting her difficulties in ing international development at managing her transitions first in the University of Calgary, said this Ponoka as a high school student and was her first visit back to the school in Edmonton and Victoria, B.C in post secondary education episodes, Dennehy said Jane Wierzba she could really discov403-358-8770 er her passion for social real estate central alberta Buying or Selling, justice and social causes 6000 • 48 Ave, Ponoka call Jane! like women’s rights and empowerment and even some basic rights like the right to safe drinkAddress: 5014 57 Avenue ing water through her Date: May 31 international assignTime: 2pm - 4 pm ments, first teaching • 4 bdrms & 1 bath • Upgrades throughout English in Fiji for a • Basement w/ 2 bdrms, few weeks and then a family room, & six-month internship in roughed in bathroom Africa working with a • Landscaped & fully women’s cooperative in fenced backyard • Great location close to Lusaka, Zambia. parks, downtown, & Stressing that there $ walking trails are many parallels beBY MUSTAFA ERIC

tween the issues of social injustice in the developing world and the disadvantaged communities in the developed world, like the First Nation reserves in Canada, Dennehy said she had got the inspiration to organize last year’s Water Walk during which protesters closed Highway 2A to raise awareness on the water safety problems of the Maskwacis communities from her work in Zambia, where women

have to walk long distances to carry potable water for family needs. She urged Grade 10 students to get involved with their community organizations to seek opportunities to volunteer and develop an understanding of the social justice issues that may be affecting members of their community.

OPEN HOUSE

188,900

Ashley Dennehy speaks to Grade 10 Social students Thursday, May 22, explaining how she became an activist for social justice following her international assignments. Photo by Mustafa Eric

6000 - 48 Ave.

(Beside The Old Iron Horse Restaurant)

real estate central alberta COMMERCIAL LOTS

-   4 Commercial Lots located on 50 Street -  50 x 100 each -   Priced as a package; but may consider selling separately

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$75,000 Call Deb

RARE FIND! NEW PRICE

- Adult townhouse - 925 sq. ft. Open concept - Low maintenance, one floor living - Attached garage - Excellent location - Move in ready

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NEW LISTIN

- 5.46 acres minutes from Ponoka - 1724 sq ft 2 storey home - 4 bdrms, 3 baths - Country kitchen plus formal living rm - Room for toys -28x36 garage, 16x16 shed - Fenced pasture and stock waterer

YEAR ROUND RECREATION! NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

- Beautiful Hillside Bungalow on Large Lot - 3 Bdrms & 3 Baths - 1375 sq ft; 2 staircases - Hardwood; fireplaces - Garden doors to Covered Deck - Gorgeous yard, professionally landscaped -Heated attached garage

EXTRA LARGE LOT REDUCED

NEW PRICE

- 1472 sq ft 1.5 storey home on OVERSIZED lot - Home completely reno’d & spacious addition added in 2000 - Fully fenced, large deck, detached double garage & gorgeous mature landscaping

$279,900 Call Jane

TODD REED

Assoc. Broker

JANE WIERZBA Associate

-  Well-Maintained 4-plex -  Fully Rented -  Numerous Upgrades -  Low Maintenance Building

DEB STEVENS Assoc. Broker

THIS ACREAGE HAS EVERYTHING

$389,900 Call Deb

- Beachfront cottage - Fully serviced - On ½ acre lot with lots of privacy - Check it out today!

- 1425 sq. ft. hillside bungalow - 2 bdrms, 2 baths - 81’ x 120’ lot - Many recent upgrades - Lots of natural light - Private backyard

GREAT LOCATION

-Great Starter in Lucas Heights -4 Bdrms & 2 Baths -Hardwood; Upgrades -Quiet area; Large yard -Close to Schools & Hospital -Quick Possession!

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES NEW PRICE

- 1992 sq ft Modular home w/ 3bdrms & 2 baths - 10 acres 1 mile from Mecca Glen School - Detached double garage, triple garage, & outbuilding used as woodwork shop

$494,900 Call Jane

-Well maintained bungalow - Bright & cozy kitchen & living area - 2 bdrm w/1 bath - Fully renovated bathroom, hot water tank & some new flooring - Oversized lot fully fenced - Perfect starter

JUST MINUTES FROM TOWN NEW PRICE

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- Picturesque River Valley View - 1784 sq ft  Executive Hillside Bungalow - Numerous Upscale Outbuildings - Commercial Potential - 81 Scenic acres - Fantastic Location w/ easy access to Hwy 2

MOVE RIGHT IN

· Family friendly bi-level in cul-de-sac · Many upgrades inside and out · 4 bdrms, 2 baths ·  Large 26x28 heated mancave with TV & fridge · Spacious fenced lot with deck, fire pit & shed

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- 3 Lots Close to Ponoka! - 5.39 – 5.71 Acres - Great building sites; Great Value - Build your DREAM HOME!! - Power/gas are @ road - Restrictive covenant

$115,900 Call Bob

GREAT HOME GREAT PRICE

- 3 bdrm & 2 bath Bungalow - New flooring, main floor laundry, central vac - Fully finished basement - Landscaped, ccovered/closed deck, & detached gara garage - Awesome Loc Location!!

SOLD

$244,900 Call Jane

- Auction facility on 8.01 acres - 2 titles- 6 bare acres / 2.01 acres with bldg - Turn-key business or convert the 3340 sq. ft. bldg - Full kitchen & washrooms

$595,000 Call Todd for details

$312,900 Call Todd BEAUTIFUL ACREAGE SUBDIVISION

- Terrific starter acreage - Cozy 3 bdrm & 1 bath home - New tile flooring & bathroom remodel - New exterior doors & most new windows - Insulated double garage

$275,000 Call Lisa

$179,900 Call Lisa

$189,000 Call Bob HERE IT IS!

LISA SMITH

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$234,900 ~ Call Todd

$369,900 Call Bob

FULLY RENO’D W/ADDITION

GREAT REVENUE OPPORTUNITY!

$184,500 Call Lisa

$359,900 Call Todd to view

EXCEPTIONAL!!

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$225,000 Call Deb

$210,000 ~ Call Lisa

LOTS OF POTENTIAL

- 2 beds/1 bath - 856 Square Feet - Kitchen Open to Living & Dining Area - Extensive Upgrades make this “Like New” - Double Detached Garage

BOB TILTGEN

SO MUCH TO OFFER

- Beautifully maintained 1568 sq.ft home split; 3 bdrms & 3 baths - 5 level split family home - Great famil Upgrades & Extras! - Many Upgr - Corner lot lot, mature yard

SOLD

$299,000 – Call Bob

LOW MAINTENANCE

- 1156 sq ft of fully finished living space - 2 bdrm & 2 bath bi-level townhome - Main floor laundry w/ front load washer & dryer - Located on quiet street close to downtown & amenities

$189,900 Call Jane

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PONOKA NEWS 31

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WCPS home schooling program questioned “That falls into inclusive education. Education any place, any pace, any time.”

BY AMELIA NAISMITH

Low enrollment numbers, high costs and staffing dilemmas are causing members of the Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) board of Bob Huff, trustees to question the validity of Lacombe-Blackfalds trustee the division’s home schooling program. Each year the program runs whole bunch more people on board at a deficit between $65,000 and or scratch it, in my opinion.” Because it is referred to as a $70,000, says superintendent Larry ‘school’, Jacobs informed trustees Jacobs. The program has approximately that in order to terminate the pro23 students enrolled. “They’re not gram, they would have to go through generating that much money for us,” the formal school closure procedure. “I don’t like the idea of not offersaid Jacobs. Jacobs told the trustees the pro- ing that program to the community, gram has had more than 100 students whether or not the community buys in the past but numbers have de- into it,” said trustee Bob Huff. He feels as the inclusive educacreased because the program was to encourage the students to return to tion movement gains momentum traditional schooling within the divi- across the province, this is an option the division needs to offer in order sion. When trustee Lorrie Jess home- to be in accordance. “That falls into schooled her children, she chose inclusive education. Education any not to go with the WCPS program place, any pace, any time.” Trustee Barb Walker feels the because of what she calls the pressure put on students to return to money going toward the program traditional school. For her, that was could be better spent in other areas of the division where more students a “turnoff.” Trustee Pan Hansen says the pro- would be impacted by the funds. gram needs to be marketed better, as “I don’t like us losing money on many parents in her ward—Bentley some of these programs, but by the and Eckville—didn’t know of the program’s SANDRA FIRST CHOICE existence. However, LYON REALTY she also feels cancelBroker/ (PONOKA) LTD. Owner ling the program is not out of the question. “If TYLER Bay 6, 5103 - 48 Ave. you have to provide FESSLER Box 4325 Ponoka, AB T4J 1R7 that (home schooling), Associate you have to either get a 403-783-8881

NEW LISTING Solid well maintained home with 4 bdrms, 2 baths, walkout bsmt, carport, large yard backing onto soccer pitches and walking trails. Located in Riverside.

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189,900

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$299,000 TO VIEW ALL LISTINGS VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.FIRSTCHOICEPONOKA.COM

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589,900

359,000

• H Hillside Bungalow w/ walkout on 2.94 acres w • 22+2 bdrms & 2 baths iin great open floor plan • 336’x36’ shop w/ iin floor heat & 10’ ooverhead doors • 228’x32’ double garage w w/ extra carport • LLocated only mins from town on Scott Road

EXCLUSIVE LISTING

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• 1685 sq ft reno’d home in Riverside • 1.5 storey w/ 3 bdrms & 2 baths & loft • Extensive upgrades in 2011 • Huge 98’x200’ lot • 2 decks & landscaped

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SEVEN ACREAGES AVAILABLE

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Beautiful building sites just a short drive south of Ponoka in Jada Estates.  Building restrictions make this property an exclusive area for upscale homes.

Great family home on irregular size lot. Central air, 3 bdrm., 2 full baths. Large 24’ x 24’ heated garage.

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PRICE REDUCED OWNER MOTIVATED Great location on main street of Ponoka. Total space 2750 sq. ft building and lot only.

$269,000

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- Double Wide Mobile - On its Own Lot - 1194 sq ft - 3 b/r, 2 bath - Vaulted Ceiling - Double Car Garage with Carport - Numerous Upgrades

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Students exercise for a good cause BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

“It’s the kids that make it happen.” Lorraine Gladue, Grade 2 and 3 teacher.

Kids at Mecca Glen School jumped their hearts out last week to raise funds for the Jump Rope for Heart program, which raises awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “Basically we’re making sure everyone is aware of heart disease,” explained Lorraine Gladue, Grade 2 and 3 teacher and organizer of the event. Their efforts raised more than $2,400 to the cause and the halls of Mecca Glen were full May 6 with kids from Kindergarten to Grade 9 jump-roping and hoola-hooping. Music kept everyone entertained as some even tried their skills with Double Dutch. Gladue said students received sponsorship to jump rope and she enjoyed training them to increase their jump rope skills. Many of them were eager to see how high they could jump, but what Gladue was most proud of was seeing students develop a strong sense of community and world citizenship. Kids in the junior high classes helped the younger students and showed them tips on better jump roping techniques. Between the many different fundraising programs she plans, such as the Terry Fox Run and Operation Christmas Child, Gladue says students are doing quite well. “My class actually does an enormous amount (of fundraising).” “It’s very rewarding,” she added. For Gladue, the joy of the experience also comes from the parents’ involvement and she says they make organizing these events that much easier. Interest in the Jump Rope for Heart has increased this year as well. Gladue says they raised $300 more Jump Around: Nivea Schumacher than last year. is having lots of fun during the St. Augustine Every single student took part in the fundraiser, Catholic School Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser which also made the experience more of a team efMay 23. fort. Photos by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye “It’s the kids that PUBLIC MEMBER make it happen,” stated Campus Alberta Central Gladue. Governance Team Approximately 130 kids took part in the ef Olds College and Red Deer College developed an innovative Regional Stewardship Model to address their joint fort. responsibility to provide adult learners with access to post secondary educational programming and support services in the central Alberta Region. The partnership, called Campus Alberta Central (CAC), is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a public Governance Team (Board) member on the Campus Alberta Central Governance Team. A public member shares with the Chair and other members of the Governance Team the responsibilities of: x Governance and the formulation of policies regarding academic, learner support services and fiscal matters x Establishing the purpose and vision of Campus Alberta Central x Ensuring the academic financial and social well-being of Campus Alberta Central and issues affecting education, adult learning and life-long learning To be eligible, you should have: x Senior leadership experience x An understanding of financial matters x Community volunteer experience with Board governance

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Ukraine: The Price Putin Will Pay Conducting an orderly retreat is the but what he said in Canada sounded hardest thing not only in war but also in quite sensible to many people in the politics, as Russian President Vladimir West. That is a big problem for Putin. Putin is now learning. His own desire Putin’s seizure of Crimea from to avoid humiliation gets in the way Ukraine, though completely illegal, of rapid disengagement from a losing was not the first step in his plan for battle, which is why he waited until world conquest. That is preposterous: two days before last Sunday’s UkraiRussia is a relatively poor country of nian presidential election to say that he only 140 million people. But it is a would respect the result. And even then regrettable fact of life that the Hitler he said “respect”, not “recognise”. analogy has a powerful grip on the popThe Ukrainian election went well. ular imagination throughout Europe Petro Poroshenko, a minor-league oliand North America, and Putin’s aimless garch with business interests in Russia, belligerence has been setting him up in won convincingly in the first round, and Western minds as the next Hitler. Gwynne Dyer 60 percent of voters actually showed up He was very cross when his Think at the polls. Even in Donetsk province, tame Ukrainian president, Viktor Globally where most city centres are occupied Yanukovych, was overthrown by proby separatist gunmen, seven out of testers after he obeyed Putin’s demand twelve district electoral commissions to break off trade talks with the Eurowere able to operate normally. It’s a good start on pean Union. Putin punished Ukraine by annexing stabilising the country. Crimea, and he started doing some heavy breathing So why didn’t Putin just say “recognise, when about Ukraine’s eastern provinces as well. that is clearly what he will have to do in the end if He encouraged pro-Russian gunmen to seize Russia and Ukraine are to have peaceful relations? government buildings in eastern Ukraine and warned Why prolong the uncertainty about his intentions in that he might intervene militarily if the Ukrainian the West, where the belief that he is an “expansion- government used force against them. He moved ist” bent on recreating the Russian/Soviet empire 40,000 troops up to Ukraine’s eastern border on “extakes deeper root with each passing day? The answer ercises”. It was quite pointless, since he could neither is pride – and Russia will pay a significant price for annex the eastern provinces nor remove the UkraiPutin’s pride. nian government without actually invading, but he Last week Prince Charles, heir to the British was VERY cross. throne, enlivened his royal tour of Canada by telling Three months of that, and the damage to his and an elderly Polish immigrant that Hitler’s relentless Russia’s image is starting to pile up. Simple-minded take-over of European countries in the 1930s was people like Prince Charles talk about a new Hitler. “not unlike what Putin Terrified Poles, Estonians and other Eastern Europeis doing now”. Prince ans who used to live under the Soviet yoke fear that Charles is well known they might be next and demand NATO troops on their for saying silly things, soil. And clever people in the Western military-in-

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dustrial complexes see an opportunity to sell more of their wares. So at last, in early May, Putin sobers up and calls off the fright campaign. He says that the Ukrainian election could be a move “in the right direction.” He publicly urges the pro-Russian gunmen in Donetsk and Luhansk provinces to postpone a planned referendum on union with Russia. He even says that he is withdrawing his troops from Ukraine’s borders. But he doesn’t really withdraw the troops yet. He doesn’t use his influence to force the separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraine to postpone their referendum, and he doesn’t actually say that he will recognise the Ukrainian election as legitimate. Putin wants to walk away from the game, but it’s too embarrassing to do a complete aboutface. So he leaves the pot of fear and suspicion boiling for another three weeks. FINALLY, only two days before the Ukranian election, Putin says he will “respect” the result, and his tanks start to pull back from Ukraine’s border. Too damned late. There won’t be

any more Western sanctions against Russia, but Putin has managed to resurrect the image of Russia as a mortal threat to its neighbours. It will not lie down again soon. European defence budgets will stop falling, and the integration of the armed forces of the various new NATO members in Eastern Europe will accelerate. Leading-edge technologies like missile defence will get more funding in the United States. Foreign investment in Russia is already declining. And the countries of the European Union will move heaven and earth to cut their dependence on Russian gas exports. Putin has already turned to China as a new customer for Russian gas, but it will never pay as well as Europe did. He used to be able to play the Europeans and the Chinese off against each other, but that game is over. NATO sees him as a wild card at best, and at worst a real threat. The master strategist has lost his touch. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

. . . plan for Ponoka continued from page 2 •  Community services: To work on a recreation master plan and a playground development plan. Improvements on the soccer pitch north of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre is also on the list and Wes Amendt, director of community services, says work has already begun with Ponoka Minor Soccer Association and Ponoka County joining with the town to complete the project. •  Protective services: Bylaw enforcement and reviews. •  Finance: To update new municipal Diamond software and finish the water meter conversion. • Operations: To develop an infrastructure action plan and to receive requests for cost proposals to replace the North Bridge replacement. • Economic development: An economic development strategy and business

visitations program. Brinkworth says the latter will be to bring members of the Economic Development Board and councillors to meet with business owners. She says it will give businesses a chance to provide ideas and feedback to the town. • Corporate services: Communication analysis and replacing the main server are on the list. For the former, Brinkworth’s role will be to determine how administration’s internal and external communications work and to find ways to get information out to the public. “Everybody (staff and council) is just so excited that we are going to be communicating proactively,” said Brinkworth. The full Strategic Priorities Report can be found at Town Hall or online at www.ponoka.ca in the May 13 town council agenda.

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Personal thoughts on a wide range of observations “Artificial Cherry” by Billeh Nickerson c.2014, Arsonal Pulp Press $14.95 U.S. & Canada 96 pages A little of this and a little of that.

It’s the way conversation flows when you’re with a friend. You mosey from subject to subject, you touch upon a funny story which leads to another topic you can both

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buildings that have been gentrified, and remembered the particular reason why they resonated so well in his memories, struggling not to blurt the truth to his unsuspecting host. He’s been asked peculiar questions by a doctor in Montreal just before he “fell in love with the possibility of what a misplaced medical chart could offer my anatomy…” And he’s pondered the usefulness of thumbs (imagine hitchhiking without them). His experiences haven’t all been odd: while apartment hunting, he noted the dirt and other objects left behind by previous tenants. He couldn’t ignore something so poignantly personal, though; something that “shadowed everything in its wake.” And then there was the Pacific Northwest Elvis Festival, held on the “shores of Okanagan Lake” in Canada and filled with fun and food. More than twenty Elvis impersonators gathered to entertain fans of the King. The most impressive thing about those fans, says Nickerson, was that they actually cleaned up after themselves. In this book, Nickerson pens poems and short essays about these and other things. He writes about poetry that he couldn’t bear to read publicly in the days after 9/11 and that was uncomfortable, even years later. He wonders what would have happened if Mary had named Jesus

something else (knowing, surely, that the name of a Montreal credit union would have to change, too). And he writes movingly of his grandfather’s dream of running with dogs, his grandmother’s dreams of dancing, and he hears the music to accompany both. Though it’s brief – a little too brief, I thought – “Artificial Cherry” contains plenty: sass, silliness, a bit of the scandalous, wry observations, “irony,” laughs, absurdity, sadness, and observations that will make you stop and think. Author Billeh Nickerson has a great eye for what most people don’t notice, in fact, and his poems bring those things to light. There’s really no theme to this book – just poems and very short musings on whatever Nickerson deems fit, which gives it a good browse-ability. No matter where you jump in, though, the rest of his work will beg to be read and you’ll happily oblige. At well under 100 pages, this book won’t take you long to read… the first time. Past that, it’s something you’ll want to read again and (maybe) read aloud because “Artificial Cherry” is the real deal.

Rock album, a Picasso of its genre BY AMELIA NAISMITH

Rock has found its newest superstar: Canada’s Johnny DeMarco, and with the talent and song catalogue already there, all he has to do is reach out and take the musical world in his hands. DeMarco’s latest album Living Out Our Dreams is a masterpiece any rock fan should be clambering to get his or her hands on. Filled with new songs destined to be timeless classics, DeMarco only needs the exposure to make that a reality. Consistently amazing in every aspect from the opening notes to the last vocal, Living Out Our Dreams and DeMarco’s persona resonates with the taste and talents of another great rocker; Bryan Adams. The album opens with a tinkle of notes that effortlessly flow into an airy musical arrangement that draws the listener in. As soon as DeMarco’s voice comes on, with its succulent blend of romance and rasp, listeners will be hooked. Living Out Our Dreams, the title track and opening song is catchy and perfectly showcases DeMarco’s unique voice. DeMarco may play it a little safe when it comes to range, sticking to growling lower tones, but when the results are as great as this album,

that is hardly something to complain about. Despite a limited showcasing of his range, DeMarco’s album is anything but boring and he takes his risks, all of which pay off and add to the diversity of the album, in other areas. The second track Sunflower throws in a little island flavour to keep the songs sounding different and fresh, and despite personal original reservations, the song is one of the best and edgiest on the album; stemming from the juxtaposition of placing the sunny island vibe next to moodier rock undertones. Easily the best song on the

album, although every other song was not far behind, is Everything in Your Heart; which is also the song at the centre of the CD. With its slow and tender opening once again only being pushed further by DeMarco’s vocal talent, the song is everything a rock ballad and love song should be. A little slower than most of the album, the song uses beautiful instrumentation to add depth and pace. Another refreshing aspect of the song is lyrics grounded in everyday life rather and a string of sweet nothings. Overall, this is an entire album that has earned a permanent place on the iPod playlist.


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Lewis McDowell sends the ball to the net over the Stettler goalie with a classy shot to equalize the score in the second half of the game on Tuesday, May 20. Photo by Mustafa Eric

Ponoka’s U16 Storm bring to town the first soccer gold medal of season BY MUSTAFA ERIC

Ponoka’s U16 Storm have proved, rain or shine, they would not let the season’s first gold medal opportunity slip through their hands when they defeated Camrose, one of the strongest teams in their league, on their own turf by a score of 7-1 on Thursday, May 22 to claim the Sunbreaker Tournament championship title. The tournament, which was organized in the first weekend of May, could not be completed because of heavy snowfall just before the final day of the event and the Central Alberta Soccer Association decided that the winner would be decided through the first league game between the finalists. That game came on Thursday and the Storm have achieved what they had set out to do. “This game, we finally started to click as a team,” said head coach Gurjit Sandhu. “We completely dominated from the beginning to the end. Passing was excellent, the movement to support one another was there and we defended as a team,” he added. Despite two defenders being injured, Sandhu said the boys could stop the Camrose team from getting more than a couple of chances. “It was a fun game to watch, but there is still lots of work to do for this team,” he concluded.

Lewis McDowell, Zane Fessler and Rian VanDer Westhuizen each scored two goals and the tally was completed by Jarret Henderson. Earlier in the week, Ponoka U-16 boys returned from Stettler on Tuesday May, 20 also with a 5-3 win in a game that saw a scoring duel throughout. The Storm took an early 2-0 lead in the first half with Markus Baitinger scoring both points, but Stettler staged a quick comeback and not only equalized, but took a 3-2 lead to close the first half. Early in the second half, Storm were awarded a penalty but the Stettler goalkeeper was quick enough to save the penalty shot. The loss of the opportunity seemed to fire up the Ponoka boys and within minutes, they first equalized with a handsome shot by Lewis McDowell from just inside the penalty area and then started to intensify pressure on the Stettler goalie with shot after shot. Jarret Henderson was instrumental in creating opportunities with his sprints through the left corridor. He not only scored a goal but also created the position for Hector Ibarra to put a number on the scoreboard. U16 Storm currently sit third in their division with one less game played as compared to the first two teams and they were scheduled to host Lacombe on Tuesday, May 27.

Locos drop two games this weekend SUBMITTED BY WES AMENDT LOCOS HEAD COACH

The Lacoka Junior B Tier II lacrosse team entered the weekend with a 5-1 record, but faced a stiff challenge against two strong teams. On Saturday, the Locos travelled to Calgary to take on the Axemen with only nine players. The teams traded goals early with each team scoring twice in the first 10 minutes of the game. Calgary then went on a run scoring four unanswered goals to take a 6-2 lead into the first intermission. Despite the short bench, the Lacoka team battled hard but still trailed 13-7 after two periods. Both teams would add two goals in the third to make the final 15-9. Dustin Bell added to his league leading scoring totals with five goals and one assist. Riley Workman got on the score sheet with four goals before getting into penalty trouble and being ejected from the game in the second period. Carson Barnes had four helpers, Lliam Ventry with two and Ryder Hawthorne had one assist to round out the Lacoka scoring. Lacoka had 40 minutes in penalties while the Axemen had 47 minutes in roughly played match. On Sunday, the Lacombe Hardwood sponsored Lacoka Locos played host to their division rivals the Red Deer Renegades. Riley Workman scored just 14 seconds into the game to give the Locos the early lead. Red Deer would score four straight to take the

lead, but with two goals in 28 seconds in the last minute of the first, the Locos would trail only 4-3 at the end of the initial 20 minutes. Lacoka would score another goal in the first minute of the second to tie the game. The teams would trade goals throughout the second in a back-and-forth match. The Locos would take a 10-9 lead into the second intermission. Penalties would play a key role in the game as the undisciplined play of the Lacoka team would lead to their downfall being outscored 7-2 in the third. Red Deer would take the first of the teams’ four meetings of the season by a final score of 16-12. Tucker Doughtery led the Lacoka team with three goals and six assists for a total of nine points. Dustin Bell had another strong game with five goals and two assists. Workman ended the game with four points on three goals and an assist. Jordan Smyth picked up a goal and an assist as well. Carson Barnes played another strong game picking up five helpers and playing well in the defensive end. Lacoka had 78 minutes and Red Deer had 50 minutes in penalty box in a roughly played game. The next action for the Lacoka Jr. team is on Saturday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Strathmore Venum and on Sunday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m. when the Wranglers return for the third matchup of the season. Both games will take place at the Lacombe arena.

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Heads Up: Christoph Dittmar, of the Ponoka FC men’s team, makes a header May 25 defending against Millet. Ponoka won 4-1. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka FC stay ahead in men’s league soccer BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

The season with the Battle River Men’s Soccer League has started strong for Ponoka FC men’s soccer team and players have used that momentum to earn them a 4-1 win May 25 against Millet. The FC sit on the top of the league with a record of 3-0-0, says head coach Rich Evans who was pleased with players’ performance. “It was one way traffic in the second half,” said Evans. Ponoka started their game strong with a goal early in the first half but Millet kept up the pressure and tied it “It was one way 1-1 a short time later. traffic in the The game was a furious back-and-forth second half.” swing in the first half Ponoka FC head coach until minutes before Rich Evans half time Ponoka scored and took the lead 2-1. The break seemed to rejuvenate the already strong Ponoka team and they dominated the second half, denying Millet any chance to score. A strong defense coupled with a stronger offense solidified Ponoka’s win. Evans was pleased with his team applying solid techniques. “It’s a passing game. The passing game is coming together,” said Evans. He feels Ponoka played strong throughout the game but fought even harder to make an “outstanding finish.” Earlier in the week, Ponoka FC also beat Diablo FC with a convincing 2-0 score in a home game during which the hosts dominated the midfield throughout and did not allow any real chance for the visitors to score. With six teams in the league, Ponoka will play a total of 15 league games and then head to a round-robin playoffs challenge. Evans feels the team to beat this year is Wetaskwin Manluk FC, who defeated Ponoka in the finals last year.

Slow-pitch tournament brings 13 teams to Ponoka BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Competition was fierce during the Ponoka Minor Ball slow-pitch tournament last weekend. This Ponoka Bandits squirts player just makes it home to score a run for Ponoka. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

The first mites and squirts slow-pitch tournament that Ponoka has seen since the 1980s appears to have gone off without a hitch. Eight squirts teams, including the Bandits and Crushers, played in a round robin challenge last weekend by the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex Diamonds while the Ponoka Mites took on four other mites teams at the 59 Avenue diamond. Bandits coach Lucas Willier found his second year team to be more than ready for the tournament, and they found themselves in the final game against Clive. Willier said he knew the Clive team would be a tough one to beat. “They’ve been together for five years,” he explained. “They’re very strong for a small team,” he added. While Clive gave the Bandits tough competition, Willier feels they could have won but the girls need to work on their confidence. “That’s what they struggle with the most,” he said. He called it the “softball yips.” Yips is a term often

used in sports when an athlete has an apparent loss in fine motor skills. Willier suggests his team just needs to build their confidence, as they are strong contenders. “They’re one of the stronger teams in the C league,” he said. The Crushers did not have the same luck as the Bandits. Coach Orion Donison said many of the players did well last year as a mites team but are now in their first year as squirts. “We played some tough teams,” said Donison. While they didn’t make it to the tournament playoffs, he feels they are learning and getting better with each tournament they compete in. “There’s a lot of individual signs that they’re getting stronger and faster,” he said. Despite a heavy loss of 15-1 against Clive, Donison said his team enjoyed that game the most as there was more action during innings. One player even caught a fly ball, which he feels energized the team. Full results of the tournament were not available at press time.


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Families preparing for another youth triathlon BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

The time has come to start training for the fourth annual Ponoka Triathlon coming up June 15, which starts with swimming at the Aquaplex. Organized by Ponoka Tri-Services, the Ponoka Rotary Club and with help from the Town of Ponoka, the event brings kids of all ages and now adults, to a fun competition that promotes health through exercise. Entry is free for kids and $20 for adult teams. Adults who want a chance to compete are also welcome to register. There is a fee for individual adults. The race starts with swimming at the Aquaplex then contestants will grab their bikes and race on a predetermined course through town and Highway 53, then towards the trails by Scout Hall. Upon their return, competitors will run the last leg of the

race. The first hundred registrants will receive a free Ponoka Triathlon t-shirt and random prizes will be awarded to youths. A Father’s Day barbecue will follow the event for athletes and their families. Check in time starts at 10 a.m. with the race starting at 11 a.m. Here are the youth categories: • Ages six to seven years. Swim 50m/Bike 1km/ Run 500m. • Ages eight to nine years. Swim 100m/Bike 3km/Run 1km. • Ages 10 to 11. Swim 100m/Bike 3km/Run 2km. • Ages 12 to 13. Swim 150m/Bike 4km/Run 2km • 14 to 15. Swim 200m/Bike 4km/Run 3km • 16 to 18. Swim 200m/Bike 6km/Run 4km For more information or to volunteer and support the event email: ponokatriathlon@hotmail. com.

A competitor at the third annual Black Elk Cutting Classic works to keep a lone cow isolated during his run. The event ran from May 21 to 25. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Cutting classic attracts riders from across western Canada BY AMELIA NAISMITH

The timer starts and so begins the dance between horse, rider and the lowing cattle of the Black Elk Cutting Classic. With 150 competitors and close to 400 entries — as riders compete in more than one class — the Black Elk Cutting Classic is one the largest and most prestigious cutting shows in Alberta. Scott Wardley, president of the Alberta Cutting Horse Association, says a group of cutters had decided to come together and create the “premier” show, which held its inaugural run three years ago at Ponoka’s Calnash Ag Event Centre. “It’s one show that has a lot of money,” said Wardley. The classic has a total purse of $38,000. “This is one of the biggest added

money shows,” he added, referring to Alberta’s circuit. Competitors of every skill level, hailing from British Columbia across to Saskatchewan, were using all the aptitude they and their horse possess to cut the cattle and isolate one in hopes of winning a chunk of the change. The Black Elk Cutting Classic is the fourth show of the cutters season, which runs from the spring to the fall, says Wardley. In Alberta alone there are 22 shows, and competitors often travel across the lower provinces and down into the United States for more opportunities. “We have our choice,” said Wardley. Over the last three years the event has been held in Ponoka. Wardley says it has experienced continual growth. “You see a lot of new people . . . it’s consistent year after year.”

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Isabelle Jean Hockenhull Isabelle Jean Hockenhull (Nee Cunningham), after a lengthy decline in her health and spirits, peacefully entered immortality on May 15, 2014. A Graveside Service was held on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

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would like to thank the doctors and Lacombe Health Care Nurses for all the fantastic support and care they gave Joan throughout her illness. Also, thanks to all for the food, cards, glowers and visits. Special thanks to Rev. Beatrix Schirner for the beautiful service at the Ponoka United Church and to the United Church Ladies for the wonderful lunch. Ron, Neil, Sandra and families

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WEIDEMANN My most heartfelt thanks to all those who offered food, prayers, assistance and support as a result of the recent passing of Darwin Weidemann. I can’t express enough how much it has meant to my family and me at this time. I particularly want to thank Dr. Johannas VanDerWesthuizen and the ER Staff at Ponoka General Hospital, the emergency crew with Guardian Ambulance that attended to Darwin, Dr. Doreen Sturla-Scott for her prayers and assistance, Marlon and his colleagues at the Wombold Funeral Home for the ease with which arrangements were made and the compassion shown. A very grateful tribute goes to Sheila VanAlstyne for her remarkable vocal capability to make the celebration of Darwin’s life so memorable. Special acknowledgment is given to Warren Hart for chauffeuring duty and Linda Schickerowski for lending a hand at a moments notice; to our neighbours at 41 Street Close for their caring and compassion, food and good wishes. Such an outpouring of compassion and consideration so soon after our return to the Ponoka area helps make this difficult time easier to weather. Darwin was such a good man, settled in and made friends with so many in Ponoka the short time he resided here; he is missed. Debbie Hycha and Family

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Lube Bay Technician We are currently looking for a Lube Bay Technician at our Ponoka location.  If you have a positive attitude and a great work ethic, we would love to hear from you.  Experience is preferred but not necessary.

Please drop off resumes to Larry Thompson or: Email: lthompson@adamsgm.com Fax: 403-783-8000

Responsible for facilitating the delivery of effective services to victims of crime and tragic circumstances in the Ponoka area through the planning, development, implementation, administration and evaluation of agency policies and procedures in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of the Attorney General and under the direction of a Board of Directors. As the successful candidate you have knowledge and understanding of the social service agency, sound knowledge of the justice system, and awareness of justice issues around victimization needs. Your excellent oral and written communication skills will be demonstrated in presenting information to the media, the public and written reports for the Ministry of the Attorney General. You possess the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with police officers, emergency personnel, volunteers, and a broad range of social service and judicial providers. You are a committed individual who brings supervisory experience and/ or ability and are able to provide strong leadership and direction for the organization. QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS A university baccalaureate level degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience; - Experience in a not-for-profit environment in conjunction with a minimum five years management experience - Through work or participation, a sound knowledge of the justice system, social services, community, and victimization issues - Adaptability; Flexibility with unusual shift requirements - Excellent oral and written skills - Detailed and well developed computer skills - A good sound knowledge of Finance and budgeting - Demonstrated organizational, management and supervisory skills. - Strong leadership, motivational skills especially when working with volunteers. - Not-for-profit sector experience - Passion, empathy and objectivity - Integrity, Dependability and the ability to build and maintain trust Please submit resume and cover letter by email to labarret@telus.net Applications of interested and qualified persons to be submitted by 5pm June 13, 2014. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

IMMIDIATE OPENINGS Sylvan Lake. Bed Truck Drivers & swampers req’d. Safety bonus program, top wages and benefits. Email resume: tom@roncooilfield.ca or fax: 403-887-4892 We change daily to serve you better.

Business Opportunities

870

GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details call now 1-866-668-6629. Website: www.tcvend.com.

Misc. Help

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

Service Coordinator

Misc. Help

Customer Service Rep. P/T & F/T

880

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Interested candidates should submit resumes in confidence to kkernohan@envirotank.com or contact Ken Kernohan directly at 1-306-948-5262

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


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Employment Training

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Misc. Help

MÉTIS YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

STA M P E D E

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Rupertsland Institute Métis Training to Employment Services and Junior Achievement are looking for Métis youth ages 15 – 17 to participate in the Youth Entrepreneur Leadership Workshop. Space is limited, so apply today! Application Deadline: June 6, 2014 Call: 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at: www.metisemployment.ca

is now

HIRING Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

P/T

MEDICAL DEVICE REPROCCESING TECHNICIAN 12345

Rupertsland Institute Métis Training to Employment is looking for Métis people between the ages of 18–30 who are interested in a career in the Medical Technical field. Space is limited, so apply today! Application Deadline: June 16, 2014. Call: 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at: www.metisemployment.ca

REQUIRED Production Welder Painter Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284

900

Employment Training

F/T

THERE IS STILL A HUGE DEMAND for Canscribe Medical Transcription graduates. Medical Transcription is a great work-from-home career! Contact us today at www.canscribe.com. 1-800-466-1535; info@canscribe.com

Please drop off resumes in

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BOBCAT SERVICES

HANDYMAN/FIX IT

BOBCAT SERVICE

Handyman Services

INDOOR OR OUTDOOR PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL CALL BRIAN 403-913-4217 (cell) Or 403-783-7417

Legal Services

403-783-8273

CARPENTER’S HELPER Inside work, Transportation required. Ponoka area. Wage dependant on experience. 403-391-8385

Misc. Help

MÉTIS ENVIRONMENTAL CAREER PROGRAM 12345

CONCESSION STAFF BARN STAFF OFFICE ASSISTANT

Drop off resumes or apply in person at 3611 Hwy 2A, Ponoka CALNASH TRUCKING LTD

Don’t waste time sifting through garbage online. Find what you need from a trusted source.

403.783.3311

OR THIS?

Bringing you Gifts & Greetings

Call 403-783-2764 403-588-0599 CallJim JimAshbough Ashbough 783-2764ororCell: Cell: 588-0599 Jack Surbey 403-783-5283 Cell: 403-588-0597 Jack Surbey 783-5283orCell: 588-0597

OVERHEAD DOORS

www.doorsondemand.ca

403-963-5000 TAXI SERVICES New Town Taxi & Delivery Ponoka’s preferred Taxi & Delivery Service • Low Flat Rates • Book ahead for off hour trips • Airport service • Ponoka • Edmonton • Red Deer • Calgary

403-963-2034 The Most Famous Basket in the World

For more information call Joyce or Dennis at 403-755-8490

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

• Snow Removal • Driveways & Parking Lots • Post-Hole Augering - 6, 9, 12, 15 • Corral Cleaning • Grading & Construction

BOTTLE DEPOT

880

NOW HIRING

MÉTIS CANADIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 12345

1290

Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311

CALNASH AG EVENT CENTRE

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Sur-B Enterprises Ltd.

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; www.accesslegalresearch.com

Misc. Services

Business Services #1000 - #1430

1260

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); RemoveYourRecord.com.

person or fax

1 800 661 6490 www.lakelandcollege.ca/int_dev

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Now hiring SUMMER HELP in your local city/town. Flexible Schedules with $17 guaranteed base pay, cust. sales/service, no experience necessary, we will train, conditions apply. Visit www.summeropenings. ca/rda or call 403-755-6711 to APPLY NOW!

Funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Study InternationalSO007488 Development at Lakeland College. This new one-year post-credential includes a four-week internship in a developing country.

Rupertsland Institute in partnership with Katimavik are seeking 4 male & 4 female Métis 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-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at: www.metisemployment.ca

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Are you a Métis youth between the ages of 15 and 17? Are you interested in careers in the environmental field, such as fish and wildlife officer, forest technician, or park warden? Space is limited, so apply today! Application Deadline: June 16, 2014. Call: 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at: www.metisemployment.ca

Misc. Help

IN PONOKA requires an immediate

SHOP/PARTS PERSON The responsibilities will include ordering and organizing parts, data entry, record keeping and general shop duties. Reporting directly to the operations manager, the individual will have excellent communication skills, organized and general computer knowledge. Some training will be provided, but must have some general trucking and parts background. Excellent wages and company benefits

If you have just moved into a new home, or have a new baby, it’s time to call your Welcome Wagon hostess.

PONOKA BOTTLE DEPOT Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays & Holidays We Now Recycle Milk Cartons for Deposit

3, 5520 Hwy 2A (Across from Husky)

403-783-6875 Heather Goodwin 403-704-3647 heathermccg@shaw.ca

SALES & SERVICE

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca. NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Painters/ Decorators

1310

Please submit applications to: Calnash Trucking 6526 44 Avenue, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8 Fax: 403-783-3011 E-mail: hr@calnashtrucking.com (Attn: Shop/Parts Person)

INT • EXT RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL 403-307-4691

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No Phone calls please.

Quality First Always • Free Quotes

F.J.B. PAINTING fjbpainting@hotmail.com

Motorcycles & ATV’s Tues - Fri: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday: 9 am-3 pm

403-783-5185 1-800-662-7135 Fax: 403-783-4635

Reaching 6000 households weekly for just

30

$

PER WEEK

This space could be yours!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DENTISTRY

RIMBEYDENTALCARE DR. STEVE CALDER BS C DDS

Family Friendly Dentistry Box 1100 4905 50 St. Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0

Ph. (403) 843-2173 Fax: (403) 843-2607

DENTAL CARE BIRCHLAND DENTAL CLINIC

Personal Services

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Unplanned pregnancy may be difďŹ cult to face. We care. For conďŹ dential help call 403-343-1611 (24 hrs.) DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

Personal Services

1315

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

GET YOUR BUSINESS OUT THERE 403.783.3311

5118 - 51 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5

DR. HUGH PORTER • DR. RICK BARR DR. JEFF BARR • DR. GREG EDWARDS - General Dentistry - Orthodontics - Cosmetic Dentistry - Bonding - Veneers - Bleaching - White or Gold Fillings - Crown and Bridge - Implant Restorations “WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY WELCOME NEW PATIENTSâ€?

EYE CARE Drs. Heimdahl, ZoBell & Kallal 403-783-5575 1-800-662-7168 WWW.4YOUREYESONLY.CA

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5120-51ST AVE, PONOKA

ADVANCED EYE HEALTH & VISION EXAMS CONSULTATION & REFERRAL SERVICES DESIGNER EYE WEAR & CONTACT LENSES INSURED MEDICAL EYECARE SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES

NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8AM - 12:30PM • 1PM - 5PM

This space could be yours for $

30

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311

Contractors

1100

CLINKERS KENNELS * Quality Boarding for your dogs & cats *Proof of vaccinations and advance bookings required

1350

Need RV or Self Storage? 8’ X 10’ mini storage units available for rent. Also RV storage. Secure compound. Call Keith at

First Call Towing

403-783-6272

783-3636

www.clinkerskennels.ca

Auctions

Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990

Auctions

1530

MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, June 7, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles, shotguns, hunting and sporting equipment. To consign call 780-440-1860.

1100

Contractors

1370

Roofing

Roofing

1370

Roofing

1370

Check out our new continuous natural rock ďŹ nish Call for a free estimate 403-783-6115 or 403-352-5372 (cell) kwikkerb@platinum.ca • www.kwikkerbparkland.com

1290

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New Appliances Needed? New, dependable, affordable Inglis & Whirlpool household appliances.

Well Drilling

1400

Tell them Danny Hooper sent you

Well Drilling

1400

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www.1800bigiron.com

Auctions

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“Committed to your comfort�

1530 MAJOR ANNUAL SPRING R.V.

403-783-4880 Welding

1400

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Refrigeration

1410

Well Drilling

RURAL WATER TREATMENT (Province Wide)

Berni's and Appliance Service

REPOSSESSED & CONSIGNMENT AUCTION SALE

SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014 - SALE @ 10:00 A.M. VIEWING FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014 FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM 12345

5TH WHEEL TRAILERS • CONVENTIONAL TRAILERS • TENT TRAILERS • MOTORHOMES • ETC. CONSIGNMENTS ARE WELCOME!

GARY HANNA AUCTIONS

Ph: 403-782-7722 Fax: 403-782-7499

11303-YELLOWHEAD TRAIL NW, EDMONTON, AB CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR PHOTOS & LISTINGS @ www.auctions.ca

robin@KlesAir.com www.KlesMechanical.com

Advertise your business in the Business Directory!

Misc. for Sale • B-PRESSURE • PIPELINE • OILFIELD • ASME Section VIII Division I VESSEL FABRICATION & PIPING • SHOP/PORTABLE • CNC PLASMA CUTTING • ALUMINUM • SHEARING & FORMING

MAIN: (403) 783-7591 FAX: (403) 783-8178 Website: www.harbinwelding.com E-mail: bharbin@telus.net

BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS SALES EVERY WED. @ 6 pm. Moose Hall 2 miles south of Ponoka on 2A NEXT ANTIQUE SALE Sun., May 4, 1 pm WE BUY FOR CASH.

REAL ESTATE & FARM AUCTION (Terry & Dianna Coverly, 780-525-2530). Sunday, June 8, 10:30 a.m., Grassland, Alberta. Farm equipment, boats, etc. Complete listings & photos on all auctions: Andruchow Auctions Ltd.; www. andruchowauctions.com

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Many colours, stamps and patterns. Landscape curb and edging for gardens, flower and rock beds

Misc. Services

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION. June 7, Namao Elementary School, 10 a.m. Car models, Coca-Cola, vintage soda shop/ice cream parlor, antique/vintage tools, furniture, much more. Details: www. spectrumauctioneering.com 780-903-9393.

www.bigstrapperauctions.net

Continuous decorative concrete borders

Misc. Services

1530

403-304-4791 Check website for full listing

Kwik Kerb

Welding

Robin Esau

Rental Misc

HOURS: Mon - Thurs 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 6 pm; Fri. 9 am - 12 Noon; 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat. 9 a.m. - 12 noon; Sun. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 4 - 7 p.m.

We deliver & install your purchases.

HEATING

1318

www.ponokanews.com

PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY

4037835225 • 4037835235

Pet Services

1760

WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.

12345 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.

780 440 4037 | SEACAN.COM

UNRESERVED AUCTION SAL - Leroy Rasmuissen Estate. Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m., Nanton, Alberta. Tractors & shop equipment; www.theauctioncompany.ca UNRESERVED METAL Fabricating Auction. Thursday, June 5, 11 a.m. Preview: Wednesday 10 - 5. CNC Plasma cutting, loaders, saws and ironworker, welding vehicles. A must view at: www.foothillsauctions.com. 780-922-6090.

Building Supplies

1550

METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254.

Firewood

1660

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

Garden Supplies

1680

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

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Misc. for Sale

1760

EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. www.1-800bigiron.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

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Livestock

2100

20 Bulls For Sale

Registered Yearlings

Black Angus

SAWMILLS from only $4,397. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any (780) dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & dvd: BAR-DALE LIMOUSIN, www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ ERSKINE, AB. 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 40, two year old virgin bulls ext. 400OT. for sale at the farm. Fully guaranteed. Call Carole Barclay at Swap & 403-742-4825, Trade Terry 403-740-5037 Ricky 403-740-5711. email bardale@xplornet.com

Call Jim

387-6050

1880

PERENNIALS TO TRADE OR GIVE AWAY

Morning glory, lilac, hollyhocks, etc

403-783-2060 Wanted To Buy

1930

FIREARMS. All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed dealer. 1-866-960-0045; www.dollars4guns.com.

FOR SALE. Simmeron Simmentals, fullblood full Fleckvieh yearling bulls, polled and horned, A.I. bloodlines, very quiet, muscled. Website: simmeronranch.ca. Martin 780-913-7963.

Horses

2140

CLENRIDGE HOOF TRIMMING offers hoof trimming for cattle in a standup hydraulic chute. Contact now for price and availability. Will travel. 403-598-0170 or 587-377-2961 WE BUY HORSES: broke, un-broke, or unwanted. Jerry Dodds 403-783-0303

Agricultural #2000 - #2290 Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210

Livestock

2100

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

Grain, Feed Hay

2190

Round bales for sale Timothy, Alfalfa, Brome No rain, $50/ea

Call 403-783-5985 late evenings 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

Farm Equipment

2010

Grain, Feed Hay

PASKAL CATTLE COMPANY in Picture Butte area is looking for Feed Barley. Put more $ in your pocket. Sell direct to us. Please call Main Office for details. 403-372-5641.

Seed Grain

Houses/ Duplexes

2190

2200 BARLEY

AC Metcalfe, Busby, Seebee, Sundre.

OATS 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 MastinSeeds.com 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

2 BEDROOM HOUSE

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

Acreages/ Farms

3010

FORAGE SEED FOR SALE. Organic and conventional. Sweet Clover, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Smooth Brome, Meadow Brome, Crested Wheatgrass, Timothy, etc. Free delivery! Birch Rose Acres Ltd. 306-863-2900.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY IN USONA AREA. 3 bdrm 1½ bath, HOUSE ON ACREAGE Newly renovated, close to Hwy 2 $1200/month, utilities & DD

SEED Barley & Seed Oats for Sale. 2 Row & 6 row high yielding varieties available. Suitable for grain or silage. High germination & vigour. Seed treating available. On Farm scale. Larry Trautman, 403-843-2733, Mark Trautman 403-843-3474

AVAILABLE JUNE 15

WHEAT HRS: CDC GO, Park. Wheat winter: Norstar. Barley: Sundre. Canola: Early One. Oat: AC Mustang. Other kinds and varieties avail. Grasses and forages. Lyster Farms LTD Stettler, AB. 403-742-4456 CLASSIFIED Want Ads do more things for more people than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311

Suites

Centrally Located Partially furnished W/D $950/mo + D.D.

Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 403-396-0075 Houses Wanted ................4030 Condos/Townhouses ........4040 Acreages ..........................4050 Condos/ Acreages Wanted ............4060 Townhouses Farms/Land ......................4070 PONOKA 3 bdrm. newer Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 townhouse, 3 bath, 5 appls. Manufactured/ rent $1400. 403-704-1221 Mobile Homes ..................4090 Income Property ..............4100 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 Suites Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 Businesses for Sale..........4140 * RIVERSIDE APTS. * Buildings for Sale ............4150 Newly renovated Lots for Sale ....................4160 1 & 2 bedroom units in Out of Town Property ......4170 Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. Investment Opportunities ..4180 403-357-0287 Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190

3030 3060

Storage Space

3160

KING OF THE ROAD RV STORAGE, 24hr video security, pavement to site, on hwy. 2, 10 mi. North of Red Deer, pull-throughs avail. 403-782-7775

Storage Space

3320

WANTED quonset shop or other inside storage to rent for a few vehicles, baler & tractor, anywhere in the Rimbey area. Call 403-704-3996

Garage Space

Smaller farmhouse w/4 appl.

WE ALSO DO SEEDING, SILAGING, BALING, HAY HAULING

4020

Commercial - Residential Installations - Repair

3912 - 66 St, Ponoka www.wcmltd.ca

403.783.3501 wcmltd@telus.net

This space could be yours for $

30

PER WEEK

Call 403-783-3311

Near Coronation Park & Trails Lovely 1484 sq.ft. 2 storey 1/2 duplex In Woodlea 3 bdrms. up, 4 bath, Bsmt. newly developed. Dble. garage. Fenced back yard on creek. Hardwood floors. Quick possession. Walk to work downtown. Was $349,900 Now $339,900 Agent selected 403-396-5516 cell or Mon-Wed 314-4318

VETERINARY SERVICES

Bovine Veterinary Services On-Farm Mobile Veterinary Services Ultrasound-aided ReproducƟve Programs CETA CerƟĮed Dairy and Beef Embryo Transfer Herd Health

Phone 403-391-1684 ʹͶŠ‘—”‡”‰‡…›ƒŽŽ

COMMERCIAL

Dr. Bruce Wine

403-783-2523 Houses/ Duplexes

3020

Available July 1st Large 3 bdrm duplex with fireplace, centra-vac, laminate floors. N/S, N/P Rent $950/mnth, $950 DD

403-783-6241 RIMBEY 4 bdrm. house w/ att. garage, 4 appls, no pets, n/s, 403-704-3634

3060

DELUXE 2 BR SUITES FOR RENT Includes: Fridge, Stove, Fireplace, Air Conditioning, Window Coverings, Oak Cabinetry with Corian Countertops, Balcony, High Security Card Locks, All Utilities except Telephone. Quiet Adult Complex, Age 40+, No Pets, Special Spring Rental Rates!

Call ERNIE at 780-335-6767

CONCRETE SERVICES

BAYS

w/att garage. Not suitable for children. Retired/semi retired preferred. Utilities incl, N/P $850/mo D.D. $600

4205 - 64 St., Ponoka, AB

Hank: 403-783-1270 Darren: 403-704-0843

Houses For Sale

3150

FOR RENT 4205 - 64 St., Ponoka, AB

34’Lx16’W with 16’ high ceiling. Suitable for Truckers, Farmers, Boaters, Contractors, or Anyone needing Secure, Heated Storage.

SPECIAL SPRING RATES! Call ERNIE at 780-335-6767

4050 ACREAGE FOR SALE

Specializing in: - Residential - Commercial - Agricultural - Stamped Concrete - Exposed Concrete

Leo Cabral

Serving Ponoka & Area Ph: 403-783-6428 Cell: 403-783-1905

VETERINARY SERVICES

Acreages

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• HIGH SPEED DISC AVAILABLE

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Phone 403-783-2276

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Southwest Industrial Park 4102-64 St., Ponoka 403-783-5200 8 a.m. - 5 p.m Mon. to Sat. • Open late Thursday 24-hour Emergency Call Dr. Bill Frischke • Dr. Kelly Loree • Dr. Leighton Coma Dr. Trevor Hook • Dr. Patricia Kelly

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403-343-3344 or 403-357-8628

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PLUMBING SHANDALL PLUMBING LTD.

4020

Houses For Sale

Condos/ Townhouses

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

JAMES AVERY

4090

“Reasonable rates on all your plumbing needs� Gas Fitting - Home Renovations - Drain Cleaning -24 HOUR SERVICE-

Manufactured Homes

SHOWHOME SALE. Substantial savings to be had! Need room for whole new display! Visit Grandview Modular Red Deer to see the quality and craftsmanship that set us apart. 1-855-347-0417; www. grandviewmodular.com; terry @grandviewmodular.com

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This space could be yours for $

WESTERN CANADIAN Modular Homes Sales is now ordering custom homes for July deliveries. Only 4 show homes left for immediate delivery! We’re only a click or call for the best pricing on the prairies! www. westerncanadianmodular.com 1-855-358-0108.

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4130

PLUMBING

PONOKA PLUMBING & HEATING We now carry a complete line of Ritchie Stockwater parts

Mortgages Bought/Sold

4190

BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: www.albertalending.ca. 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage DO YOU OWN REAL ESTATE? I offer 1st & 2nd mortgages with no credit check. Get approved today. Call 1-866-405-1228 or email: info @firstandsecondmortgages.ca

Financial #4400 - #4430

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

Cottages/Resort Property

Money To Loan

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; elinorlakeresort.com.

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.

4430

DROWNING IN DEBT?

SANDY COVE RESORT, Cut debts more than 60% Pine Lake & debt free in half the time!

Lake front lots for full ownership titles & season lot rentals. Cheapest in the area, $3000. Call 306-402-7776

Hours of Business: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm

5110 -50 Street Box 4414 Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R7

4040

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Houses For Sale

Reaching 6000 households weekly for just

4020

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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$

99,500

5117 – 48 AVENUE 2 BEDROOM

$

95,500

PORTABLE TOILET RENTALS

LittleJONS’ Hand Wash Stations Handicap Units Trailer Units New Solar Powered Units with Running Water

Serving Central Today! Alberta Book On-Line

403.783.8322

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$

89,900

INVESTORS – ANNUAL GROSS INCOME OF ALL FOUR PROPERTIES IS $37,200. ALL PROPERTIES ARE CURRENTLY RENTED.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CALL MARY AT 403-783-6609

www.littlejons.ca

TREE SERVICE

Businesses For Sale

4140 BUSINESS AVAILABLE IN ALBERTA

OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Franchise: Two franchises located in same community, sales $1 M. Priced $875,000.

SPECIALIZING IN DANGEROUS TREES COMPLETE REMOVAL & CLEANUP

Cabinet Makers: Same owner since 1984, sales well over $1 M. Priced $472,000 plus

• Topping • Dropping • Slashing • Stump Grinding & Tree Disposal • Tree Chipping FREE Estimates | Fully Insured

403.396.7623

Ponoka Veterinary Clinic Dr. Murray Jacobson Dr. Clayton West Dr. Ashley Shannon

Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm Sat. 9 am - 4:30 pm

24 Hr. Emergency 403-783-4348

5502 - Hwy 2A Ponoka, AB

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PER WEEK

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VETERINARY SERVICES

Excellent opportunity to grow a further.

inventory.

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

5110

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2007 FLEETWOOD Regal, 355RL. Exc. cond., 1 owner, Loaded, lots of extras. $32,500.00 obo. Daryl (403)256-0025

Darcy Schmidt Ph: (403) 783-2220 Fax: (403) 783-8828 Email: darcysdrillingservices@hotmail.com

WATER WELL SERVICE

ECKLUND Water Well Service • Install & Service Pumps • Shock Wells • Pressure Systems Serviced & Installed Home: (403) 783-3712 Cell: (403) 704-3413

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Tires, Parts Acces.

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

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Creighton Littlechild grabbed the top spot and the money prize in bareback with this performance at the eventful Mother’s Day Rodeo organized by the Buffalo Ranch on Victoria Day, May 19. During the junior barrel racing, two riders suffered minor injuries. Traci Creighton won the ladies’ barrel racing, Ashley Cardinal won the saddle bronc competition and William Pooyak received top honours in bull riding. Photo by Mustafa Eric

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2014 ASSESMENT/TAX NOTICES 2014 combined assessment/tax notices have been prepared and mailed to all property owners in the Town of Ponoka. The assessment and taxroll is open for inspection during business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday until June 30, 2014. Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, all assessed persons are deemed to have received their assessment/tax notices as a result of the publication of this notice. If you have not received your 2014 assessment/tax notice, please contact the Town of Ponoka Office in person or by calling 783-0127. Dated at Ponoka, Alberta this 6th day of May A.D. 2014.

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U12 boys tie fast-paced game BY AMELIA NAISMITH

The Ponoka Storm U12 boys’ fourth league game of the season ended in a 4-4 tie against Lacombe. “It was pretty good, our players played pretty good,� said head coach Nick Clarke. After a halftime pep talk, the boys cranked it up for the second half of the game to make up for a slow start. “They took it upon themselves to work on what they needed to work on,� said Clarke. The evenly matched teams fought each other’s skills the entire game, trying to gain the upper hand. “It was really back and forth . . . the kids were getting nervous, tensions were definitely high,� said Clarke. With a defense that struggled throughout the game — yet they were able to pick it up for the second half — it was Ponoka’s speedy offense driving the game, along with the “consistent� goalie. “He stayed positive the whole time,� said Clarke. He says the team had a slow start to their season, losing both their first and second games. “Because of that, I try to work on them as much as possible. They’re getting better and better every game.� The boys’ team this year is a large one, with 18

Jace Van Scheik leaps to block a ball that’s being projected off a Lacombe player’s knee during a U12 boys’ game, which ended in a 4-4 tie, May 22. Photo by Amelia Naismith

players, and Clarke says that is a benefit when it comes to learning and advancing their skills. “The more players you have, the more mistakes are going to be made. Then the kids can see what happened and learn from it.�


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USED AUTO OUTLET (over 200 to choose from) 2010 FORD ESCAPE XLT T0606

2012 FORD FOCUS ONLY 30K T0483A

2008 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER

2009 Toyota RAV4 L0323

2006 Ram 2500 SLT auto, long box L0307

LEATHER LOADED T0517A

$

13995 OR $129 BW $17995 OR $127 BW $17995 OR $167 BW $18995 OR $157 BW $19975 OR $165 BW

2011 FORD RANGER SPORT 4X4 SCAB

2010 Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab leather L0308

$

$

2011 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD T0141A

2010 FORD F150 XLT XTR 2011 FORD F150 XLT XTR 2012 FORD F150 XTR  5.0L L0315 5.0L T0121A SUPER CAB

2010 FORD F150 XLT V8 T0313A

2011 FORD EDGE SEL L0318

2008 FORD F150 KING RANCH CREW CAB L0306

T0584A

19995 OR $159 BW

23975 OR $165 BW $23985 OR $193 BW

$

23995 OR $193 BW

T0261A

$

24985 OR $206 BW

2009 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD T0422A

$

24990 OR $206 BW $24995 OR $199 BW $24995 OR $199 BW $24995 OR $206 BW $25990 OR $213 BW

2010 FORD F150 FX4 T0554B

2010 FORD F150 LARIAT LEATHER LOADED T0597A

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT 70K LEATHER LOADED L0277

2012 FORD F150 XLT XTR 2011 Ford F350 Lariat 5.0L ONLY 10K T0555A FX4 leather, moonroof T0543A

$

25995 OR $209 BW $26995 OR $217 BW $28995 OR $233 BW $32995 OR $237 BW $34975 OR $285 BW

2011 FORD F350 CREW CAB LARIAT T0543A

2012 FORD F150 FX4 LEATHER/ MOON ROOF/ NAV T0565

2013 DODGE RAM 1500 SPORT ONLY 10K L0321

2011 FORD F150 KING RANCH CREW CAB T0523A

2011 FORD F350  CREW CAB LARIAT T0492A

$

34995 OR $286 BW $37995 OR $269 BW $39995 OR $279 BW $39995 OR $325 BW $43995 OR $358 BW * 60-84 mths, 5.99% OAC eg 2012 Focus T0483A total cost of financing $4330 total pmts for loan $23270

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