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Vol. 66, No. 23 | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014 | 403-783-3311 | EDITORIAL@PONOKANEWS.COM OM

OUCH! Zach Key of the Broncs is brought down as he tries to sneak through the Lacombe Rams defense

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Top 10 in Canada Tiana Roesler came out on top in the Write for a Better World literary competition.

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Runaway Bride Shelagh Hagemann, a member of the Runaway Brides team, flies the heavy machinery driving course during the Race for Kids fundraiser, May 31.

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Council seeks to update outdated bylaws BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Administration and council have made it a priority to improve the Town of Ponoka’s bylaws and as planners go through the list, they are finding gaps in the town’s rules. All three bylaws that passed second reading during the regular meeting May 27 relate to infrastructure in the Town of Ponoka. Council passed second reading to give residents a chance to provide feedback into the bylaws. The first bylaw discussed was the Storm Sewer and Storm Drainage Services bylaw, which the town

does not have. These regulations are aimed at giving the town an opportunity to deal with rule breakers. “There’s obviously some teeth in it,” said Mayor Rick Bonnett. The 23-page document establishes guidelines for inspections and decision-making processes surrounding land development. It also tackles minimum and maximum criteria with regard to design and construction of drainage structures. The bylaw also authorizes fines for groups or individuals that contravene its rules. Minimum fines for offences such as releasing prohibited materials in the sewer lines start at

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$500, with specific penalties costing upwards of $3,000. The full list of fines can be found at www. ponoka.ca under Town Hall. Look for the May 27 town council agenda. Questions on utility services The second bylaw was called Utility Services. This 39-page document defines the roles of the Town of Ponoka and property owners with regard to operational efficiency and water supply integrity.

“This to me paints them (renters) as second class citizens.” Tim Falkiner, Town Councillor

Coun. Tim Falkiner took issue with utility bill penalties for people who rent a home. The third item in the frequently asked questions states that utility services cannot be held in a renter’s name but in the property owner. “This to me paints them (renters) as second class citizens,” said Falkiner. He suggests utility bills can be used to build credit and this would make that a challenge. Coun. Teri Underhill disagreed. She suggested that utility bills are a small part of establishing credit. She feels tenants would be better off to apply for a credit card. Town administration cancels approximately $12,000 per year in neglected utility bill payments, explained acting CAO Betty Quinlan and she believed there are companies that use similar rules. This bylaw would help alleviate the loss in revenue.

Dave McPhee, director of operations and property services, added that this bylaw was last changed in 1991 and he feels council needs to stay up to date with current government rules, which are reviewed every five years. Hydrants and fire lines The third bylaw that passed second reading is called Hydrants and Private Fire Lines, which enables the town to regulate fire hydrants and private fire lines use. McPhee said the town does not have a bylaw dealing with this issue. The bylaw covers water management for businesses or homes that tie into the town’s water line. It also deals with annual inspections, maintenance and distribution of water. Emergency management plan approved Council approved third reading of the Municipal Emergency Management plan that clarifies how neighbouring towns work together in the event of a state of emergency. Councillors have already begun training in the Incident Command System program, which provides tools for people in emergency situations. Coun. Marc Yaworski was pleased with the report as he feels it puts the Town of Ponoka in a position of readiness should a state of emergency be declared. Coun. Loanna Gulka suggested councils can no longer use the excuse that they did not know what to do, especially considering they are in a leadership role. Councillors also adopted a Quality Management Plan (QMP) that sets uniform guidelines for building, electrical, plumbing and gas services. It also ensures compliance with Safety Codes of Alberta. The next review for the QMP is March 31, 2015 and puts the town on queue for reviews, which are supposed to occur every three years.

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Dairy cows perish in overnight barn blaze BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

More than 100 dairy cows died in a barn fire in the early hours of June 2 west of Ponoka. Members of the Ponoka Fire Department were called to the fire already in progress at approximately 1:30 a.m., on Highway 53. It took firefighters more than three hours to quell the blaze, which also destroyed the dairy barn. The fire is under investigation but no one was hurt in the incident and it is believed several cows escaped the blaze. Erratic driver caught twice Receiving two tickets for erratic driving from the Innisfail Traffic Unit wasn’t enough of a warning for a 27-year-old Edmonton man who was stopped a second time on the same day, this time by the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit. Officers received three calls complaining about a 2011 GMC Sierra being driven dangerously northbound on Highway 2.

He was reported to be swerving, tailgating, weaving in and out lanes and travelling at speeds of 141 km/h. Upon stopping the vehicle, officers determined the driver had just received a ticket for careless driving and failing to produce valid insurance by the Innisfail Traffic Unit. He was arrested and is prohibited from driving without a person with a class 5 licence. Police say witnesses stopped and spoke about what they have observed at the location of the arrest. Liquor in vehicle Police charged a 22-year-old Bradford, Ont. driver with transporting open liquor last week. She was stopped in a silver VW Jetta May 29 at 5 p.m. for erratic driving on Highway 2 near Ponoka. Officers saw a marijuana bong, a small amount of marijuana and the open liquor container. Basement wall collapses Heavy rain May 26 may have caused a basement wall in town to collapse. It took the Ponoka Fire Department approximately

Town trades 2 acres of land with Ponoka County for the Gym Club BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Coun. Carla Prediger agreed with Bonnett and suggested the building could be a positive addition to the town as it improves recreation in Ponoka, and the club has stated its desire to make the building open to the community as they wish to build a walking track in the building. Councillors authorized administration to develop a memorandum of understanding with the Gym Club over the future community use of the building. The land on Highway 2A was originally owned by Ponoka County and transferred to the Town of Ponoka several years ago. One of the agreements with the transfer was if the land were to be sold, one half of the proceeds would go to the county, which would still apply with the land exchange.

Land within the Southwest Industrial Park area, donated by Ponoka County to the Ponoka Gymnastics and Trampoline Club, is going to be traded with the Town of Ponoka in favour of a better location. The decision to approve the exchange of two acres of land came May 29 during a regular meeting, where council felt a trade may be a better option for the club. Ponoka County had donated two acres in the industrial park but made an offer to the Town of Ponoka to exchange town property, of the same size, on Highway 2A near the Health Centre, explained Quinlan. “It would be suitable to put the Gymnastics Club building on that land,” she added. She feels the new location is better suited to having members attend as it is close to some of the schools in town. Service connections are also expected to cost the club less as they have already been developed on the Highway 2A property. Quinlan says the estimated cost for service installation on Highway 2A is $128,000, including road paving at $90,000, while in the Southwest Industrial Park the cost is estimated at $247,000 to develop a road and services. Coun. Marc Yaworski asked when construction would begin. Annette Fenske, board director said once inspection is complete, they hope to begin construction immediately. Coun. Loanna Gulka was concerned over the trade after the town had developed the property some years ago but Mayor Rick Bonnett suggested since the land has been vacant for a few years, the town might be able to recover the cost of services installed once a group such as the Gym Club develops there. “We’re not (currently) recouping the cost,” said 5019A CHIPMAN Bonnett.

two hours to build a temporary loadbearing wall to ensure the building did not further collapse. No one was hurt from the wall damage. Stolen vehicle found Police are looking for information related to the theft of a Ford F350 from Devon recently.

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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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PONOKA

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

Corner of Hwy 53 & Hwy 2A (former Crossroads Restaurant)

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PONOKA UNITED CHURCH ponokaunited@shaw.ca

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

A gentleman in my church, who is an ardent fisherman, recently caught a 53 cm Walleye out of the Battle River, just south of the Highway 53 bridge. The fish weighed in at just over 6lbs. He was quite proud, as was is the first Walleye he has caught out of the Battle. I wonder how long that lazy Walleye meandered through the water before it found that hook? Why did my friend set up and cast his line where he did? It is incredible to consider the multiple decisions made and circumstances that aligned to put that fish on the plate. The Bible tells a similar story that illuminates just how much God is working on the behalf of those who know and love him. In Matthew 17, Jesus and his disciples arrive in the city of Capernaum. Upon arrival, the local “religious” mafia gets in the face of Jesus’ disciple, Peter, to shake them down and see if Jesus would pay the local “temple” tax. With a hint of doubt, Peter responds an affirmative, “yes”, and then heads into the home they were staying at, fully aware that they had no money. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have been in that same position, trying my best to keep up appearances while I stare a stark reality in the face. Perhaps you have faced the prospect of not having money for a bill that’s due or have been confronted with a serious illness with little to no hope. Maybe you or

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someone you know is in the midst of a marital breakup or experiencing great loss and you simply do not know what to do. I’ve been there. On that day, so was Peter. The good news is Jesus was in the house. As Peter shuffled through the front door, anxious about what would happen next, Jesus reads him like a book. Before Peter even speaks to bring Him the bad news, Jesus encourages His friend. With just a few words, Jesus shows Peter who is really in control of life and all of its circumstances. He ends his thoughts with a

direction – go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a large silver coin. Take it and pay the tax for both of us. Peter had been a commercial fisherman before he left all to follow Christ. He made his living sweeping the floor of the sea with a large net. He would draw a large catch and would sort through it. Each catch would present hundreds of options. But on this one day, Jesus directed Peter to drop one line. No Option A vs. Option B. In that one line, he had to put his trust in Jesus. The first fish he would catch would have a coin in its mouth. In that one fish, from that one line, Christ made the preparation for their tax problem. Peter learned a lesson that day. He may have been reflecting on his experience when he penned these words in 2 Peter 1:3 – “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him (Jesus), the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.” No matter what circumstance you may be facing right now, Jesus has made every provision for you to overcome it. I encourage you to open your heart and your mind to know Him. By doing so, you will discover that He has truly made a preparation for you too.

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Race for Kids far surpasses fundraising goal BY AMELIA NAISMITH

Only its second year in existence and Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Ponoka Youth Centre’s Race for Kids is already beating all expectations, bringing in thousands more than anticipated. “It blew our goal out of the water,” said executive director Beth Reitz. The organization, its volunteers and race participants were aiming to bring in $25,000. However, once the total was calculated, it was realized approximately $28,000 had been raised. All the proceeds of the race, which took place

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“It was amazing. It’s our second year and we learned from last year.” Beth Reitz

May 31, go toward the programming of the Youth Centre and Big Brothers Big Sisters. “The money you raised stays directly here, it goes to this building,” Reitz told the 20 teams of four before allowing them to stampede through the start gate and off to their first location. This year’s race included a vast

cast of participants all looking for the top race time. Racers included a team of brides, dairy cows, Disney princesses and the Minions from Despicable Me, among others. Participants, while battling the heat, were tested in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, driving heavy machinery, pushing a car, compete in a relay fitness race, belly dance and catch cheesy snack food on their heads. “It was amazing. It’s our second year and we learned from last year,” said Reitz. “We’re really excited, we’re already looking forward to next year.”

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PONOKA NEWS 5

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

All about

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Whether the little boys thought that it was a sissy thing or not, little girls have been dressing, cuddling, pampering, and playing with dolls since the beginning of time. Dolls of all sizes, shapes, personalities and nationalities have been life-like companions for generations of families, and even though their habits, their appearance and their cute little tricks may have changed just a little over the years, they have and always will be a special and joyful part of every little girl’s growing up world. Dolls and puppets first appeared on the scene way back in 2000 B.C. when the Egyptians carved and fashioned crude figures made out of wood, clay, bone, and rock. These were hand painted and decorated with designs, symbols, and trinkets, and then placed on the graves to honour their leaders, their heroes, and their gods. As little girls started to discover the magic of dolls, they were mass produced from the 1400s on, along with the countless colorful and delicate accessories that instantly became a delightful play time part of every home.

Two new displays at the Fort Ostell Museum. The congenial ladies at the Fort Ostell Museum in the Ponoka Lions’ Centennial Park have just completed two amazing displays of early dolls and puppets as well as a special section that is ‘All about Baby’. The latter features some of the unique prams, carriages, cribs, outfits and all the rest that were required to bring up generations of little duffers from birth to rambunctiouss youngsters, while the doll showcasee includes characters of all ethnic and entertainment back-grounds, and are dressed in various costumes of those exciting times of days gone by. The rare and colorful collection is a must see for all ages, and will certainly bring back a lot of memories, chuckles, and maybe even a few tears; and here are just a few of the highlights from the fun era where kids somehow survived without Barbie or Pampers. *Popeye the Sailor Man was created by Elzie Segar and first appeared in comic strips in 1929. One of the most collectible characters in the world of comics, the powerful spinach chomping Popeye appears in the

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Photo courtesy of Fort Ostell Museum

This colorful new display at the Fort Ostell Museum depicts the early era of babies, dolls, and all the accessories, clothes, and toys that were required to bring up an ever growing family. The carriages were fashioned out of wicker and the finest materials, the high chairs were made or wood or tin, and each item had their own unique designs and craftsmanship! Please pop in and enjoy the memories, and bring the whole family along.

Photo courtesy of Fort Ostell Museum

This amazing new display at the Ponoka Museum features early dolls, puppets and famous characters from throughout the world.

Ponoka display with his chatty girlfriend Olive Oyl. *One of the oldest forms of performance and entertainment was the art of puppetry, with the first string operated characters appearing in Egypt as early as 2000 B.C. The Fort Ostell museum display shows several Marionettes, which were manipulated from above, allowed an amazing freedom of movement, and demanded extreme skills by the people who were pulling the strings. *The first bisque porcelain dolls became very popular in 1860, and featured a realistic skin color and texture as well as the first movable head and jointed body. *Kewpie Dolls were first created in 1909 for use in comic strips, but became so popular they were introduced as a line of delightful baby cupid doll characters. Created in bisque, hard plastic, vinyl, and soft rubber, they were still a cuddly item into the 1990s. *What can we say about the infamous ‘rag dolls’, which have been traditionally made from spare household scraps for countless decades? Since the early 19th century, these simple but loveable characters have lived on for many years in such delightful children’s stories as Raggedy Ann, Golliwogg, and Anne of Greene Gables, a doll of which now has a permanent home at our Fort Ostell Museum, complete with long flowing braids. *Have you ever heard of a composition doll? They first appeared in the early 19th century, were made out of a composite material of sawdust, glue, cornstarch, resin, and wood flour, and were marketed as completely unbreakable, which I find unbelievable when it comes to the overwhelming energy of little girls and boys. *Some of the most beautiful and exclusive ‘antique dolls’ were first made by Heinrich and Minna Handwerck in Gotha, Germany in 1876. Outstanding features included big almond shaped eyes, ball-joint-

ed composition body and fabulous costumes, which is a treat to see. *A young art student by the name of Xavier Roberts used an old German technique to mold fabric with a needle and created the first line of dolls called ‘The Original Little People’. His concept featured delightful little characters, of which there were no two alike, came with their own birth certificates and name tags, and whom excited customers could adopt (not buy) their very own sculptured person for $30.00. The lucrative toy company, which opened a Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland in 1979, would also introduce ‘The Cabbage Patch Kids’ and many more very popular and lifelike characters over the years. *Fisher Price began making a series of dolls during the 1970’s that they called ‘My Friend’. Over the years there would be Mandy and Jenny, who stood 16 inches tall, had rooted hair, and included a long line of outfits that had to be purchased separately in the large size. *Most of the items in these new displayed have been kindly donated by families and individuals families from Ponoka and surrounding districts, and many of them were fashioned by members of the family, and have lasted for many generations. There is even a handmade door stop with a ceramic head and a stuffed body, as well as a unique homemade doll delicately made out of multi-circles of fabrics and joined together. *As you look through the ‘All about Baby’ display watch for the original wood rattle, those fluffy cloth diapers with the big safety pins, an old bath tub duckie, eating utensils and dishes with pictures, a bottle of castor and ZBT Baby Powder, toys, fancy hand-knit outfits, and much more. During your visit, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and please take some quality time to browse through a facility that is dedicated to our long and colorful history and heritage.

While the doll showcase includes characters of all ethnic and entertainment backgrounds, and are dressed in various costumes of those exciting times of days gone by.


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Opinion

Is Desmond Tutu right? It has been known One of the wisest men around, for sometime now, Nobel laureate Archbut a recently surbishop Desmond Tutu faced article “Hungry of South Africa was in for Land” (http:// Alberta last week. www.grain.org/article/ He was invited to entries/4929-hungryspeak at a conference for-land-small-farmon First Nations treaers-feed-the-worldties, climate change with-less-than-a-quarand, of course, the imter-of-all-farmland) Mustafa Eric pact of oil sands on the very succinctly makes Editor process. the point that the more He was quoted in the corporate interests the Edmonton Journal dominate the agriculas saying: “I don’t come as a know- ture, the less food we are going to all who is going to pontificate and tell have to consume, thereby having to you Canadians what you must do. I pay higher prices just to stay alive think I can almost say, without fear of while fattening the checkbooks of the contradiction, that you do know what corporate executives. you should do.” It shows with concrete figures that Really? the real burden of feeding the world Do we (our provincial and federal is currently on the shoulders of small governments) know what we are sup- farmers. It stresses that, for example, posed to do? if all of Kenya’s farms matched the Archbishop Tutu’s words remind- output of its small farms, the naed me of a recent discussion I had tion’s agricultural productivity would with an area farmer on Harper govdouble. In Central America, it would ernment’s agricultural policies. nearly triple. In Russia, it would be His question was: “Do they (the six fold. feds) know what they are doing to With the federal government now us?” pushing for Bill C-18 to open this I happened to be on a stroll just country’s agricultural sector to furalong the rail tracks on the beautiful spring afternoon last Sunday when a ther corporate expansion, we might Canadian Pacific train with more than be well on our way to losing one of 120 cars was moving in a southerly our greatest assets, our farmers, to direction. It perfectly represented the monopolist policies. Desmond Tutu is reported to have approach of our provincial and federal governments to the economy described the oil sands as “filth creof this country: For every grain car ated by greed.” The greed is very much a part of pulled by that train, there were at the approach ignoring the importance least two liquid tankers; whether they were carrying bitumen, petrochemi- of agriculture in seeking to extract cal products or liquefied petroleum the maximum profits in the shortest gas, I don’t know, but they were not possible time from the oil sands in northern Alberta. carrying grain for sure. At the expense of being accused And this is at a time, when the of plagiarism, and inspired by this House of Commons passed Bill C-30, a perfect example of a piecemeal ap- proverb attributed to First Nations of proach to a very serious problem, that North America “when the last tree is of farmers’ huge losses this year be- cut down, the last fish eaten, and the cause of lack of capacity to transport last stream poisoned, you will realize their bumper crop to the ports to be that you cannot eat money”, I think exported. The bill is supposedly to our leaders should be warned that afforce railway companies to allocate ter the last drop of bitumen extracted more capacity to ship grain from the and sold in Alberta, we will still need land to grow food and people to cultiprairies to open seaports. One really wonders how serious vate that land. I very much hope that the electorthis government is to really protect the agricultural sector in this country. ate will remember that, too.

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A botched process from start to finish Dear editor, Somehow Stephen Harper managed to take an ordinary responsibility of the Prime Minister— filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court—and turn it into a major debacle, deeply unbecoming of his office. Last fall Mr. Harper appointed Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court, in an apparent violation of the requirements for justices from Quebec. He was immediately challenged and Mr. Nadon was ultimately ruled ineligible this spring. The affair left the court short a justice familiar with Quebec’s unique civil code for nine months and counting. Instead of seeking out the best candidate, Mr. Harper seems to have gone out of his way to find one who was more ideologically acceptable. Quebec’s top judges and lawyers were largely bypassed, with four of six candidates on the short list reportedly coming from the Federal Court, despite the fact that no Federal Court judge had ever been chosen for one of the Supreme Court’s three Quebec seats. Along the way, the government ignored countless warnings that these judges were ineligible. One of those warnings came from the Chief Justice herself. Months later, the Prime Minister smeared her, saying her advice was “inappropriate and inadvisable.” He picked an unprecedented public fight with our highest court, casting asper-

sions on its credibility to impartially. In fact, it was entirely appropriate for the Chief Justice to warn the government that its short-listed choices may not be eligible. Reportedly, the government went as far as to suggest to Justice Nadon resign as a judge and join the Barreau du Quebec purely to get around the rules. Fortunately, he thought better of it. The appointment was mismanaged from start to finish. The integrity of the process was undermined. The Supreme Court was smeared and left short-handed. The best and brightest of the legal community were spurned. This mess has been a costly mistake. The government spent about $245,000 on the botched selection, plus an estimated $146,500 on Mr. Nadon’s salary. Mr. Harper also a missed an opportunity to increase diversity on the bench, as only one of his six appointments has been a woman. Sadly, this is just the latest rebuke of the Conservatives’ reckless justice agenda. The courts have already struck down many of their policies, including the closure of Vancouver’s safe injection site, harsh mandatory minimums and violations of the rights of child soldiers. Canadians deserve better. Yours sincerely, Sean Casey, MP Liberal Party of Canada Justice Critic

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Council authorizes refund to 38 Street residents BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Town council has decided to refund $74,000 to 38 Street residents over local improvement overcharges. Mayor Rick Bonnett and Coun. Loanna Gulka recused themselves from the meeting May 29 as they live on 38 Street and could be seen as being in conflict of interest. Coun. Carla Prediger chaired the meeting while acting CAO Betty Quinlan spoke on the proposed refund. Interest in the decision was not lost. Long-time advocates for 38 Street residents Nick Kohlman and Bill Kuncio were in the gallery as well as former Mayor Larry Henkelman. “There’s been numerous discussions over the years,” Quinlan explained. She said the proposal showed the actual costs of the local improvement at $516,000, including engineering. The total proposed adjustments remove $3,500 in gas line crossings, $33,600 to move a water line for a fire hydrant and $14,700 for a water line on 46 Avenue. Quinlan said some engineering costs totalling $17,508 were also removed from the local improvement costs. Quinlan said she made an error

on the individual water lines costs when the project first started and proposed those calculations should have been assigned to each individual property owner. “We’ve pulled those out of the calculation.” After the new calculations and adjustments, Quinlan said there were three properties who were found to be owing money totalling $2,886, the Town of Ponoka being one of them. “We would not ask somebody for more money back. We are proposing that we would just waive those additional fees,” she said. If council approved the refund, Prediger said if any 38 Street residents who don’t have any legal representation still had issues, then they would need to speak with council or administration directly. “Should there be any further discussion regarding the local improvement as agents, that discussion would have to occur with our lawyers, as agent to agent,” she explained. Bill Kuncio and Nick Kohlman are most known to act as agents for 38 Street residents and any requests for assistance on their part would have to occur with a town lawyer, added Prediger. continued on page 8

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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

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, 2014, to be “Seniors’ Week.” ~ Mayor Rick Bonnett

Part Time Employment Opportunity Ponoka Jubilee Library requires a student (age 15 or older) to fill the position of Page. This position offers 15 hours every two weeks (some evenings and Saturdays required). The duties include: shelving; shelf-reading; shifting books; assisting staff with special projects; and occasional library detective work. The position will start within the second last week of June. If you are interested in becoming the library’s newest team member please forward your resumes by June 13th to: David Tremblay, Ponoka Jubilee Library. Box 4160, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1R6, Email: dtremblay@prl.ab.ca

EVENTS AND RECREATION 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.

Library Activities 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! Community Garden: Ponoka Jubilee Library is starting a Community Garden! This garden is going to be a place built for the people, by the people, and we need your help! We will be having a raised bed building on Friday, June 6th at 1:00pm and a planting day in the second week of June; if you are interested in helping out with either please contact the library at 403-783-3843 or ponokalibrary@prl.ab.ca. We will be posting updates about this project on Facebook, so “like” us to stay up to date!

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 Coffee With Council Thursday, June 12, 9 a.m. at Tim Horton’s. The first 50 coffees are free!!

Next Town Council Meetings June 10 & June 23 (Monday) @ 7:00 pm Committee of the Whole – June 19 @ 7:00pm Visit our website: www.ponoka.ca for a copy of the agenda.

Construction Season Now that the warm weather is here, are you planning on building a deck to enjoy the warm weather? Or a garden shed for the new lawn mower? Please remember… most building projects require a building permit. Stop by the Town office, or call us at 403-783-4431 for more information.

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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Broncs World Tour comes full circle BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

The Broncs World Tour has become world famous for the research that students have put into the history of Ponoka soldiers who died during the First and Second World Wars and much of their findings comes from the help of soldiers’ family members. Last week three students, who studied the life of Frederick Keith Miller, who died in the Second World War, were able to show their findings to Miller’s nieces. Students Matthew Klimec, Zane Fessler and Kellyn Pritchard were able to gain a better insight into Miller’s life with the help of nieces Hazel Jahour and Helen Rohl. They provided additional, pertinent information to help the boys complete their history project on Miller. The students’ biggest worry was ensuring they honoured Miller appropriately. Without help from niece Jahour, the project might not have been as special, explained Klimec. Jahour was pleased with their efforts. “It’s probably information we would never find ourselves,” she stated. Teacher and founder of the tour, Ron Labrie, suggested connecting with family members is one of the more important aspects of the project. “It’s an affirmation that what we’re doing is right,” Labrie offered. The first call came to Jahour who said she

“My perspective on the war changed …I was more aware of the magnitude of the war.” PSC student Zane Fessler

was just having an afternoon nap when she heard Klimec’s voice over the phone. “She was some impressed and excited because she told me and phoned me,” added Rohl. While Rohl did not know Miller as well as Jahour did, she said speaking with the students made his life more real. The students had a hard time containing their excitement in presenting their findings to the nieces, who they feel helped paint a bigger picture of Miller’s life. “It was just an experience of a lifetime,” said Pritchard. Despite some nervousness that he would not do a good job, Zane found he had a better understanding of past world wars as well. “My perspective on the war changed…I was more aware of the magnitude of the war,” explained Zane. The students presented their final essay, pictures and videos of the trip and a grave rubbing of Miller’s headstone to the nieces.

PSC students Zane Fessler, Matthew Klimec and Kellyn Pritchard present a grave rubbing from fallen Ponoka WWII veteran Frederick Miller to his nieces Helen Rohl and Hazel Jahour May 28. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

38 Street residents continued from page 7 Still unanswered questions for Kohlman One of Kohlman’s claims is that the water line that was moved for

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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The community of Ponoka has shown once again just what a great place it is to raise children! The Ponoka Minor Ball association would like to thank all of our sponsors, parents and extended families for their support and endless volunteering before and during our tournament that was held the weekend of May 24-25. Without your generous contributions and commitment to minor ball we would not have be able to host this tournament and it was a pleasure to bring fastball back to Ponoka. The following sponsors require recognition for their donations which aided in supplies, trophies and prizes:

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A Ponoka County tractor tills the two Lucas Heights Soccer Pitches May 27. The land was leveled and sod has been ordered for planting in the next few weeks.

Soccer pitch receives major improvements BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

For the last several years, the Ponoka Minor Soccer Association (PMSA) has been working to update both Lucas Heights soccer fields and with the collaborative efforts of the town and county, that dream is becoming a reality. The fields were tilled last week and PMSA president Rob MacArthur hopes sod, which is on order, will be installed in the next few weeks. He praised Wes Amendt, director of community services for the Town of Ponoka, for ensuring things move forward. “Wes has been awesome. He’s been just brilliant. He wants to see everything better,” said MacArthur. MacArthur says Amendt found a plan from more than 10 years ago that was intended to properly develop the Lucas Heights Soccer pitches. He said the field is a natural drainage area and cannot accommodate any type of building or structure. Planners at the time saw the field as an ideal spot for soccer pitches but for whatever reason, the plans were never followed

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through. The entire project is expected to cost $47,000 and the town has contributed $15,000, which was allocated in the 2014 budget. Ponoka County has offered services to the association and county equipment has been leveling the field and tilling the land in preparation of sod. Now PMSA is fundraising with two different projects: one is a raffle and the second is through ATB Financial Outlaw Roundup, whereby individuals agree to be jailed briefly as a fun activity during the Ponoka Stampede. The group is said to have been already selected to be picked as outlaws for the roundup. MacArthur feels ATB saw the community value of what PMSA is trying to do and he suggests when they host tournaments, business in town benefit. He feels this update is an exciting one and was pleased to see cooperation from both the town and county. “Their attitude has been great with things,” he said. PMSA has 320 kids registered and 25 adults in the Ponoka FC men’s Battle River league.

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Fond memories for St. Augustine grads BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

This year’s keynote speech during St. Augustine Catholic School’s graduation ceremony May 29 had students in stitches over anecdotes of many of the 23 graduates. Teacher Darren Josephison gave attendees an insight into this year’s Grade 12 class and their adventures over the years. While there are too many episodes to tell in just one story, Josephison provided some important pieces of advice for students, many he had taught since Grade 7. “I’ve had the pleasure of teaching all of you,” he stated. He said they had grown into a wonderful group of young adults and felt the halls of St. Augustine will feel empty without graduates. “I am not a sappy person, but I will miss you all.” One piece of advice for students is to always ask questions rather than follow a person blindly and he reminded graduates of a famous quote by United States president John F. Kennedy. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” “I ask you now, as you move on to the next phase of your life, ‘what can you do for your country, your community, your family, your friends and for God?’” Josephison added. He posed a challenge to them to let their light shine through for the rest of their lives and feels the school will always look at this year’s graduating class with fondness. Alyssa Rain and other St. Augustine Catholic School graduates stand at attention during O’Canada during the cap and gown ceremony May 29. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

St. A graduates celebrate years of dedication BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

The theme We Are Stars rang true last week during St. Augustine Catholic School’s graduation ceremonies, with 23 students thinking of their bright futures. Dignitaries, students and parents had a tough time containing their excitement during the cap and gown ceremony held in the St. Augustine gym, May 29. Principal Curt Baron said the graduates are entering a new phase in their lives. “We need to welcome them and let them know that have their place in the world alongside us,” said Baron. He suggested this year’s graduating class had been a group all teachers enjoyed seeing grow. “They’re just such a cohesive group.” He praised their diligence in getting to this stage in their lives. Representing the Town of Ponoka was Coun. Loana Gulka, who said younger students will be looking up at this year’s graduates. She recommended that while their future is open to many possibilities, they should still enjoy life. “To be a star, always remember it’s important to play,” said Gulka. She suggested that graduates would be mentors to a younger generation but she advised they also be unafraid to learn “You should each set goals in your own life that will be like stars,” explained Gulka. Representing the Cree First Nations was Samson Cree Coun.

Marvin Yellowbird, who was proud to announce that 25 Samson Cree youths will be graduating this year. He suggests education is a key to opportunities and praised three First Nations students graduating from St. Augustine. He presented Anastasia Johnson and Alyssa Rain each with an eagle feather. He told the story of his son who witnessed the death of an eagle. That son took the eagle to an elder who said, “Use the feathers to honour others.” Yellowbird felt this was an ideal opportunity to praise Rain and Johnson for the efforts. Kevin Booth, assistant superintendent of the St. Thomas Aquinas School Division congratulated students and told them this was a time of celebration. He advised they be willing to learn new things but says, “The world’s changed a lot since 1996.” With a fast-changing world, Booth suggests graduates should not only rely on themselves but also on God. Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Rod Fox recommended students continue forward with their plans. “Whatever path you choose, I wish you all success,” said Fox. The ceremony was followed by photos for family and friends and parents could be seen congratulating their children.

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Ponoka writer named in top 10 across Canada BY AMELIA NAISMITH

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Tiana Roesler, Grade 8, made it to the top 10 in the Write for a Better World literary competition. Photo by Amelia Naismith

piece, and hopes to publish it. “I like making up stories, especially fantasy stories.” “I really like making up magical creatures and monsters and describing them,” she added.

Tiana feels making it to the competition’s top 10 will help her in the process of publishing her novel because she had to list her published works and didn’t have any since her previous achievement at age six.

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Outreach students graduate as champions BY AMELIA NAISMITH

In a flurry of ties, brightly colored gowns and mortarboards, Ponoka Outreach School’s 25 graduates have moved on to the next chapter of their lives. A celebratory First Nations culture Round Dance was also held during the ceremony this year to honour the graduates. The graduation was held May 29 at the Kinsmen Community Centre. Accompanied by drums symbolizing a human’s beating heart, the dance was held to celebrate the heart and drive of the graduates who completed their high school education, says principal Scott Lewis. “If you look around the room, you’re going to see a room full of young people who have overcome some incredible obstacles,” said Lewis. This year’s class chose the theme Be a Champion and, in the wake of their schooling, that is what they have achieved on the many plains of their lives. “Part of being a champion is there are no such things as speed bumps in your lives, you just keep going and you make it happen . . . they truly, truly are champions,” Lewis said. Although Lacombe-Ponoka MLA Rod Fox had to leave for another engagement before he Ponoka Outreach School students ceremoniously toss their mortarboards after receiving their diplomas. The graduation was able to give his speech, he had Ponoka Wolf was held May 29 at the Kinsmen Community Centre. Photo by Amelia Naismith Creek Public Schools trustee Lorrie Jess express forward, we will be going our separate ways and ting them to use,” said King. Outreach School would like to thank his pride in his stead. “We now see how much y’all the staff for helping us throughout “Today you’re moving forward into the next we will be moving on with our lives,” King added. phase of your life,” said Jess on behalf of Fox. “In She went on to recognize that some students have been there for us throughout the school year, and supporting us,” the future you will look back at these last 13 years would go on to post secondary schools and others our years of growing up,” Sommersaid Ermineskin. and you will be able to understand how important would immediately enter the workforce. While it feld added. Also giving thanks the groundwork of these years really was.” may be “scary” for the recent graduates and hard While building their own foundation for the fu- on parents and guardians to watch the fledglings to the school’s staff SANDRA FIRST CHOICE ture, Fox’s speech told the students that what they strike out on their own, King has no doubt the for- were graduates Josh LYON REALTY Broker/ learned from each other was just as important as mer students will excel wherever they go. Crier and Justice Er(PONOKA) LTD. 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Concerns continue with Teaching Excellence report BY AMELIA NAISMITH

A report containing 25 recommendations to improve Alberta’s education was released last month, and Albertan’s are still giving feedback on a number of issues, including teacher evaluations, parent involvement, and perceived threats to principals positions.

“We believe strongly that we have excellent teachers in Alberta” Brad Vonkeman, president of the Alberta School Councils Association

A teleconference was hosted May 27 by Education Minister Jeff Johnson and Task Force for Teaching Excellence (TFTE) members Ron Young and Michele Mulder. It provided Alberta’s school councils an opportunity to voice their opinions on the report and asks questions. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the report, as many different educational groups, such at the Alberta Teachers Association, as well as individuals across the province feel its intentions threaten teachers with the call for evaluations every five years. A majority of the teleconference was spent explaining the thought processes behind that recommendation and dispelling confusion and anxiety. “We believe strongly that we have excellent teachers in Alberta,” said Brad Vonkeman, president

of the Alberta School Council Association. He added should become more involved with the the task force document was created to strengthen an education of students. “I think the parent voice and the community voice is already sound system. “It’s not a report about getting rid of bad teach- the one that’s been missing from eduers, it’s about making everybody better. This report, cation,” said Mulder. This is why the I think, moves everybody report recommends along that continuum,” “It’s not meant to be parents have a place added Young. in evaluating teachers With the report cova threatening thing she added. ering a broad range of . . . if it’s managed A listening counsubjects Johnson says the cil representative document is not about properly, it’s not questioned why it pinpointing weak teachmeant to be a free would be necessary ers, but instead is looking for all” for teachers to receive to build on all matters that will provide more advanTask Force for Teaching Excellence feedback on their own tages and opportunities member Michele Mulder individual professional growth plans. to the students. “I want Mulder likened to emphasize that we’re extremely proud of our system . . . but we’re only the practice to a professional growth strong because we look to continual improvements.” exercise. “It’s only that too often a perOne of the report’s recommendations states son is too close to themselves to the teachers should turn in a professional growth plan areas that need improvement.” Johnson and the TFTE members each year with an evaluation of those plans by their principal every five years to keep teachers account- feel allowing parents and students to evaluate teachers will help close the able. Further explaining the non-existence of a threat gap between how teachers feel they to teachers, Johnson says the evaluations are not are providing for their students and, in meant to expose bad teaching practices through that turn, how the students feel they are beprocess, because if there were a bad teacher in a ing taught. “It’s not meant to be a threatenschool, the ministry would not wait for the five-year process to run its course to remove them. A related concern centered around how, not only parents, but the community as a whole could and

ing thing . . . if it’s managed properly, it’s not meant to be a free for all,” said Mulder. Another concern seems to be how teaching excellence will be defined and why some practices already common in the province were named as recommendations. Johnson says those recommendations were made to ensure everybody will have access to those “best practices.” “What goes into those portfolios of excellence we need to have continuing dialogue about,” he added. More unhappiness stemmed from the belief the TFTE sought to remove principals from their Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) membership. However, Johnson and the TFTE members stressed to the more than 50 councils listening in on the teleconference that the document was not being put in place to create a “bureaucratic nightmare” or remove principals from their current roles. Mulder says the report works to keep the checks and balances within the system and ensure the best is set before Alberta’s students.

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Inspiring Education: A School Division Perspective The landscape of our education system is changing at an unprecedented pace and in ways we might not have imagined just a few years ago. Under the guidance and direction of the Minister of Alberta Education and his staff, the way we help our students learn is being refined to better meet the needs of the students of today and tomorrow. Today’s classrooms and teaching methods are evolving to ensure that our students are prepared for their future, not our past. In many ways, we may be preparing today’s young students for jobs and career paths that may not even exist yet. Welcome to Inspiring Education. Inspiring Education: A Dialogue With Albertans began when our current Premier Dave Hancock was Minister of Education under Premier Ed Stelmach. In 2009, thousands of Albertans were engaged in conversations, both in person and online to gather their vision for K-12 education in our province for the 21st Century and well into the future. Education Ministry staff gathered a wealth of information, as people openly shared their vision, hopes, and dreams for the education system in our province as we face the ever-changing world around us. Under the guidance of a Ministerial steering committee, that

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Catholic Schools? From implementing the change from Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) to Student Learning Assessments (SLAs) to better gauge elementary and junior high student competencies at the beginning of the year, to the High School Flexibility model that allows older students more flexibility in their learning rather than being restricted to the traditional instructional-hour focused model, we’re making changes that will help our

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PMSA adopts new code of conduct BY MUSTAFA ERIC

Ponoka Minor Soccer Association (PMSA) has approved a new code of conduct for parents and guardians of players on the rosters of their teams as well as for all spectators who watch the teams as they play for their league fixtures or during the tournaments. The newly adopted code requires all spectators and parents/ guardians to refrain from interfering in the decisions made by referees or coaches, to adopt a sportsmanlike approach to the game, to the opposing teams and their players, and to categorically reject bullying in any form. The code also says that parents/guardians or spectators failing to abide by this code could be

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PONOKA NEWS 19

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June is the glorious month of graduation My wife and I will be very excited and proud this month when our grand-daughter marches across the stage as a member of the Ponoka Secondary Campus graduating class of 2014. We have been so blessed to watch the same youthful pomp and pageantry with three members of our family in the past, and we hope and pray that we will be able to attend a few more in the future.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Annual Summer Machinery

Consignment Auction FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014, RIMBEY, ALBERTA TIME: 9:00 A.M. INCLUDING A FARM DISPERSAL FOR DOUG & SILVA CULSHAW MISCELLANEOUS: 9:00 A.M. MACHINERY: 9:30 A.M. LUMBER: 10:00 A.M. REAL ESTATE: 12:00 NOON CARS, TRUCKS & RV’S: 1:00 P.M. LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE TRACTORS Ford 5640 FWA Tractor c/w FEL & 3 pth; JD 8450 4wd Tractor c/w 6 Way Blade; JD 4450 2wd Tractor c/w JD 158 FEL, Grapple, Joystick & Big Rubber; 1939 JD AR 2wd Tractor; Case 4494 4wd Tractor c/w Big Singles; Case 2290 2wd Tractor c/w FEL, Grapple, 3 pth & Only 3,400 Hrs; Case 1170 2wd Tractor; IHC 3688 2wd Tractor c/w Cab, FEL L& 3 pth; IHC 656 Hydro 2wd Tractor c/w Gas Engine, 2 Remote Hyd., 3 pth, 4585 Hrs Showing, 2nd Owner & New Back Tires; MF 2775 2wd Tractor c/w CAHR, 1000 PTO, 20.8x38 Duals; Vers 836 4wd Tractor c/w Duals, PTO & 5,500 Hrs; Duetz Allis 7085 FWA Tractor c/w Dual PTO, 3 pth & Bucket; Zetor 9540 FWA Tractor c/w Leon 700 FEL, Grapple, 3 pth, 3,700 Hrs on New Motor, $3,100 Work Order on Hyds, New Front Tires, CAHR & 85 Hp

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT Fiat Allis FD255 Crawler c/w Finals Completely Rebuilt 6,500 Hrs Ago, New Rad & Fan Assembly, Excellent Working Order, 1949 JD MC Crawler c/w Hyd. Dozer & Completely Restored; JD 772BH Grader c/w Snow Wing & New Rubber; JD 310 Loader Backhoe c/w Cab, Good Tires, 2 Buckets for Hoe & Showing 6231 Hrs; Hough 30B Wheel Loader c/w IHC 6 Cyl Diesel Engine, Cab, Heater, Converted to Quick Attach for a 3 in 1 Bucket, 1.75 Yard Light Materials Bucket, Pallet Forks, Bale Spear, Only 1 Owner & Shedded; Baron 16 Yard Hyd. Scraper; Pa l l e t Forks, Walk Through Pallet Forks, Rd Bale Spear, Assort. Skid Steer Tires, Receiver Hitch, 2 - Full Back Plates, 2 - Partial Back Plates, Brush Grapple Bucket & Stump Grinder; 72” Skid Steer Grapple Bucket; Auger Head Assembly for a Skid Steer; 2 - Lowe 1650 Skid Steer Augers c/w Bits; 2 - Lowe 750 Skid Steer Augers c/w Bits

SEEDING & TILLAGE Bourgault 556-60 60’ Vibrashank Cult c/w Degleman 4 Bar Mtd. Harrows; JD 1650 50’ DT Cult c/w Bourgault 4 Bar Mtd. Harrows; Case IH 5600 31’ Cult c/w 4 Bar Mtd. Harrows; MF 15’ Cult; IHC 12’ DT Cult c/w Mtd. Harrows; IHC 10’ Chisel Plow; Graham Holme 10’ Cult Horse Drawn Cult; Brillion 10’ Grass Seeder; Great Plains 16’ No Till Drill c/w Grass, Fert & Center Pivot Hitch; IHC 150 24’ Hoe Drills c/w Transport & Fert; Morris 12’ Hoe Drills c/w Grass & Fert; JD #12 End Wheel Drill; Case IH 8500 Air Seeder Tank c/w Pump; JD 2810 4 Bottom 3 pth Plow c/w Coulters; Kvernland 4 Bottom Plow

LOCATION: JUST EAST OF RIMBEY, OFF OF HWY 20 • LISTINGS ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS • FCC FINANCING IS AVAILABLE

25’ Grain Header & Double Swath; 2004 c/w Coulters, 3 pth, Depth Wheels & Long Sweeping Moldboards; Prairie Star 4952i Sp Swather c/w 2078 MF 880 4 Bottom Plow Eng. Hrs, 1625 Cutting Hrs & Traction Ford 3 Bottom 3pth Plow c/w New Plow Shears; Deerborn 2 Unit Only; IHC 225 10’ Swather c/w Good Bottom 3 pth Plow; JD 10’ Disc; 7’x16” 3 pth Blade Disc; Flexicoil Sickle & Guards, 8’ Conditioner & Field System 82 80’ Field Sprayer c/w 1000 Gal Tank; Allied 40’ Harrows Ready; JD 800 14’ Sp Swather c/w P/U; & Drawbar; 6 - 5’ Bourgault Packers; 3 - Packers 1993 Trail Tech Dual Header Transport HAYING & SILAGE EQUIPMENT c/w Pintle Hitch, 2 - 7,000 Lbs Axles, Fits JD 568 Rd Baler c/w Mega Wide P/U, Net 2 - 25’ Headers, Hyd. For Direct Hook Wrap, Big Rubber, 540 PTO & Under 2800 Up & Electric Over Hyd.; 2001 MacDon Bales; 2006 JD 567 Rd Baler c/w Mega Wide 922 Dual Drive 16’ Hay Header - Fits Most Westward & P/U, Twine & Net Wrap, Variable Core & Hyd. MacDons; MacDon 940 Dual Auger 18’ Header c/w P/U Reel; NH P/U; 2 - JD 567 Rd Baler c/w Mega Wide P/U, 971 Header; Farmking 13”x70’ Swing Auger; Westfield 10”x60’ Variable Core & Hyd. P/U; JD 567 Rd Baler Swing Auger c/w Mega Tooth P/U, Variable Core, Push Bar & Hyd. P/U; JD 567 Rd Baler; JD 560 Rd Baler; JD 530 Rd Baler; NH 788A Rd Baler; OTHER EQUIPMENT NH 660 Rd Baler; NH 847 Rd Baler c/w Auto Wrap, Good Cond. New 20.8x38, 23.1x26 & 14.9x28 Tractor Tires; Jiffy 220 Silage & Shedded; 3 - Case IH 8465 Rd Balers; Bunk Wagon; NH 352 Mixer Mill; 3 - New Turco TC180 6’ 3 pth PTO Case IH 8480 Rd Baler; Case IH 3650 Rd Rototillers c/w 540 PTO & Fits 35 to 55 Hp Tractors; Agrator 96” 3 Baler; Vermeer 605XL Rd Baler c/w Twine pth Rototiller c/w 4 Spd Gear Box, 540 PTO & Like New Blades; JD & Kicker; Vermeer 605J Rd Baler c/w Field 640 FEL & Grapple Ready; Vermeer 605G Rd Baler; Vermeer 2 - New 3 pth Wood Chippers; JD 1508 Wing Mower; Badger 160 605C Rd Baler; Hesston 565A Rd Baler; S/A Manure Spreader - Good Cond.; JD S S/A Manure Spreader; Hesston 514 Soft Core Rd Baler; Claas MF #15 S/A Manure Spreader; Hiab 5 Ton Knuckle Picker; 10’ 2200 Big Sq Baler; JD 348 Sq Baler c/w Hyd. Tension & Tongue, Dozer Blade; 16’ SP Lumber Conveyor c/w Hitch & Wheels; Japer 1/4 Turn Chute; IHC 430 Sq Baler c/w 3000 Gal Tank c/w Cam Locks & Last Used for Diesel 1/4 Turn Chute; JD 946 13’ Flail CondiTRAILERS & TRUCKS tioner c/w Hyd. Tilt; JD 1600A Moco; JD 1600 Moco; 2 - JD 1470 Moco; NH 1431 13’ Discbine; NH 499 Hydroswing Haybine; NH 495 Haybine; 2 - Hesston 1150 Haybine; Hesston PT10 Haybine; JF 1050 Forage Harvester; Hesston 7500 Silage Cutter - Field Ready; JD 640A P/U Header for JD 6750 Chopper; Jiffy 700 Hi-Dump; Enorossi 450 Rotary Rake c/w New Crown & Pinion; Vicon 8 Wheel 3 pth Rake; NH 1002 Bale Wagon c/w Hyd.; 2012 Load Trail 30’ T/A Dually Flat Deck Trailer c/w Beaver Tails Morris 881 Rd Bale Wagon c/w Good Working Cond.; 22’ Bale Rack & Pop Up; 2011 Big Tex 30’ T/A Dually Flat Deck Trailer c/w Beaver Tails & Ramps; New 2014 Double A 23’ T/A Equipment Trailer c/w c/w Holds 12 Bales & Hoist; NH 7’ Side Mtd. Mower 7,000 Lbs Axles; 2004 Goertzen 20’ T/A Gooseneck Flat Deck Trailer c/w Ramps; 18’ T/A Bumper Pull Flat Deck Trailer; 2002 HARVEST EQUIPMENT JD 9650 Walker Sp Combine c/w 914 Trail Tech 15’ S/A Snowmobile Trailer c/w New Tires, Rims & Wheel P/U, 3560 Eng. Hrs & 2530 Sep. Hrs; Bearings, Rebuilt Deck; 2007 Haulmark 16’ Enclosed Trailer; 2005 JD 9650 Walker Sp Combine c/w 914 Haulmark 16’ Enclosed Trailer; Cargo Mate 7’x12’ Trail Blazer Enclosed Trailer; 1996 Southland 26’ Tri-Axle Gooseneck Stock P/U, 3823 Trailer; 4 Star 18’ T/A Alum. Gooseneck Stock Trailer; 1/2 Ton Truck Eng. Hrs & 2748 Sep. Hrs; JD 9610 Box Trailer; 2010 Ford F550 4x4 Crew Cab Cab & Chassis c/w Sp Combine c/w 914 P/U, Fully Diesel, Auto, Loaded & Deck; 2007 Ford F550 4x4 Reg Cab Truck Loaded & 2,400 Sep Hrs; JD 9600 c/w Hiab 026T Picker, V10, Auto, Deck & Underhood Air Comp.; Sp Combine c/w 914 P/U, 30.5 Tires & Hopper Topper; Case IH 2388 1998 Ford F550 4x4 Super Duty Crew Cab Truck c/w Flat Deck, Sp Combine c/w 1015 P/U; MF Gear Vendors 2 Spd Axle, 5th Wheel Plate, Diesel & 129,251 Kms; 860 Sp Combine; 2004 Prairie 1999 Freightliner T/A Gravel Truck c/w Cat C12 Engine, 16’ Box & Star 4952i Sp Swather c/w 10 Spd; 1969 Fargo T/A Grain Truck c/w 16’ Wooden Box & Hoist, 2122 Eng. Hrs, 1676 Cutting Hrs, V8, Gas, 4&2

MISCELLANEOUS 2006 Swedish Logosol PH460 4 Sided Molding Planer c/w 4 Heads, Interchangeable Knives & Blower Unit, 220 Single Phase Power & Less than 100 Hrs, Southbend Metal Lathe c/w Good Cond., Lots of Extras, 3 & 4 Jaw Chucks, 4’ Bed & Tool Lathe, Wood Lathe c/w Cutting Tools, New 11Rx22.5 & 11Rx24.5 Truck Tires, 12’x16’ Tripod & Chain Hoist, Truck Box Hoist, Large Metal Frame Assembly, New Leon Manure Spreader Beaters, Nailers, Stapler, Dewalt Saws, Makita Saw, 10’ Vac Hose, JD Pressure Washer, 500 Gal Water Tank c/w Bowie Pump & Hyd. Power Cyl., 2 - Steel Tool Boxes, 2 - Metal Storage Racks, Work Bench c/w Lighting & Peg Board, Air Hose Connectors & Gauges, Misc. Solar Panels, Tractor Canopy, Fert. Roller, Dynablast Pressure Washer, 600 Gal Bulk Milk Tank, Boat Propeller, Assort. Of Barrels, HUGE Selection of Tools, 3 - New 8” Gas Powered Ice Augers, 12 Yards of BC Pink Shale, Assorted Flat Belts, Magnetos & Fly Wheels for Stationary Motors, Plus Much Much More, 3 Bale Rd Bale Feeder, Miami 130 Bu Creep Feeder, Assort 24’ Stand Up Panels, A Quantity of Sucker Rod, 2 7/8” & 2 3/8” Pipe, 35 Jts of 3 1/2” Pipe & Many Many More Items too Numerous to Mention

NEW TOOLS

9.0 KW Gas Generator c/w Electric Start; 2 - Powertek 7500CL 7.5 KW Gas Generators; 2 - Powertek 6500Cl 6.5 KW Gas Generators; 2 - Powertek 3000CL 3.0 KW Gas Generators; 2 - Powertek 950DC 950 Watt Gas Generators; 3 - JD 1 1/2 Hp Pump Engines - Used; IHC 1.5 Hp Stationary Engine - Used; Fairbanks Morris 1.5 Hp Stationary Engine - Used & No Magneto; Houle 8’ Liquid Manure Pump c/ 5 Hp Electric Motor & Used; 2 - Powertek LTP80C 3” Waterpumps c/w 6.5 Hp; 4 - 3” Gas Engine Water Pumps c/w 6.5 Hp; 2 - Powertek LTP50C 2” Waterpumps c/w 6.5 Hp; 2 - Kende MIG105G 120V Wirefeed Welder; Lincoln Ranger 10,000 Welder c/w Used & Only 242 Hrs

CARS & TRUCKS, RV EQUIPMENT, LAWN & GARDEN Selling at 1:00 p.m. 2007 GMC 1500 4x4 New Sierra SLT Short Box Truck c/w Gas Engine; 2005 GMC Duramax 3/4 Ton 4x4 Truck c/w Fully Loaded; 1992 GMC 1/2 Ton 2wd Truck c/w V8 & 5 Spd; 2003 Chev Trail Blazer LT Extended 4x4 SUV; 2003 Chev 3/4 Ton 4x4 Crew Cab Short Box Truck c/w Duramax, Allison Auto & Fully Loaded; 2001 Chev 3/4 ton 4x4 HD Truck c/w New Brakes & Exhaust, Windshield, Vehicle Saftey, Ready to Go, 6 Ltr V8, Auto, Air & Tilt; 1985 Chev 3/4 Ton 4x4 Truck; 1986 Chev Raised Roof Van; 2004 Ford F150 4x4 Super Crew Cab Truck c/w Gas Engine & Auto; 2001 Ford F350 4x4 Crew Cab Truck c/w V8 & Auto; 1997 Ford F150 2wd Truck c/w 4.6 Ltr, V8, Auto, Reg Cab, AC & Tonneau Cover; 1969 Ford E100 Raised Roof Van c/w Semi Camperized & 71,000 Original Miles; 2006 Dodge 3500 4x4 Reg Cab Long Box SLT Dually Truck c/w 6 Spd Stnd & 5.9 Ltr Cummins Diesel; 2006 Dodge 3500 4x4 Reg Cab SLT Dually Truck c/w Auto, 5.9 Ltr Cummins Diesel, Service Deck & Tool Boxes; 2005 Dodge 1 Ton 4x4 Crew Cab Dually Truck c/w 5.9 Ltr Diesel, Auto & Loaded; 1993 Dodge 3/4 Ton 4x4 Club Cab Truck c/w Air, Tilt, Cruise, Power Windows & Doors, Cummins Diesel & Trailer Brakes; 2 - 2010 Dodge 3500 Dually Boxes; 1989 Mercedes 420SEL Car c/w Runs Well, Power Windows & Locks; 1999 Tahoe 30’ T/A Bumper Pull Holiday Trailer c/w Rear Bunks, Front Queen, Slide Out, Awning, AC & Fully Self Contained; Wilderness 90cc Quad; 2 - New HD Bi-Parting Wrought Iron Driveway Gates; 2 - JD LX188 Riding Lawn Mowers c/w 48” Mowers; Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower; 42” Quadivator c/w Spring Harrows & Electric Lift; 60” Front Mtd. Power Broom; 3’x42” Garden Tiller; Oilfield Truck Topper; Truck Topper for 1992 Ford

2 - 10’ 20 Drawer HD Metal Work Benches, Aero Pro DW50 Demolition Breaker c/w 65 Lbs Weight & 2050W Motor, Aero Pro DW45 Jack Hammer c/w 31 Lbs Weight & 1700W Motor, Aero Pro DW25 Jack Hammer c/w 22 Lbs Weight & 1050W Motor, 2 - Loncin MS100 6.5 Hp Plate Compactors c/w Water Tank, 2 - Loncin MS20 6.5 Hp Plate Compactors, Loncin MS10 6.5 Hp Plate Compactor, 2 - Powertek PT36L 10 Gal Wheel Barrow Air Compressors c/w 6.5 Hp, 2 - Kende CD265-ES 265 Amp Battery Charger/Starters, 2 Aero Pro RP7488 HD 1” Air Impact Wrenchs, 2 - Rongpeng RP7460 3/4” Air Impact Wrenchs, 2 - Rongpeng RP7404 1/2” Air Impact Wrenchs, 2 - Aero Pro CN45 Air Coil Roofing Nailers, 2 - Rongpeng RP9800ST Air Flooring Nailers - Staples or Nails, 2 - Rongpeng CFH9028 Air Framing Nailers c/w 28 Degree Clipped Head, 2 Rongpeng CFN9034 Cordless Gas Powered Farming Nailers, 3 HD Tire Changers, 8 - Welding Helmets, 20 Gal Air Compressor, 7 - 3”x30’ Tow Straps, 10 - Battery Load Testers, 4 - Alum. 12”x89” Loading Ramps, 10 Gal Sand Blaster, 25 - 10” Saw Blades; 200 - 4.5” Metal Cutting Wheels, 25 - 14” Metal Cutting Wheels, 10 - 100’ Outdoor Extension Cords, 10 - 2” Ratchet Straps, 4 - 18” Chain Saws, 1/2 Ton Transmission Jack, 5 - 100’ Rolls of Snow Fence, 5 - 50’ Rolls of Rubber Air Hose, 3 - Air Hose Reels, 2 - 1” Drive Air Impact Wrenchs, 5 - 2 Ton Floor Jacks, 3 - 3 Ton Floor LUMBER Selling at 10:00 a.m. Jacks, 2 - 10 Ton Hyd. Porta-Power Kit 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12 8’ to 20’ Lengths of Spruce & Fir, All GENERATORS, WELDERS & PUMPS grades Including Construction. Approx. 250,000 FBM; Assorted 4”x6”x10’, 4”x6”x8’ & 3”x4”x8’ Lumber; 4 - Lifts of Misc. OSB All New Unless Noted Deutz 3 Cyl Air Cooled 35,000 KWA Diesel Power Plant c/w 19 - Stacks of Fence Posts 120/240, Skids & Less than 100 Hrs on Total Rebuild - Used; Cat TREES 22303 6 Cyl 3 Phase Diesel Power Plant on a Skid - Used; 4 - King 50 - 4’ Spruce Trees & 50 - 5’ Spruce Trees Power 10,000 LN 5 KW Diesel Silent Generators; Powertek 9000H

BUILDINGS 40’x60’x21’ Gable Truss Storage Building c/w Industrial PVC Covers, 13’x15’ Drive Through Doors at 2 Ends, 3’x6’ Entry Door, Waterproof, UF & Fire Resistant; 2 - 30’x85’x15’ Peak Ceiling Double Door Storage Buildings c/w Commercial Fabric, Waterproof, Fire Resistant, 13’ Drive Through Doors & 6’ Entrance Door on 2 Ends; 2 - 20’x30’x12’ Peak Ceiling Storage Shelters c/w Commercial Fabric, Waterproof, Fire Resistant & Roll Up Door; 2 20’x40’ Full Enclosed Party Tent c/w 800 Sq Ft, Doors, Windows & 4 Side Walls; 20’x40’ New Party Tent; 8’x20’ Log Cabin; 40’ Sea Can; 9’ Steel Storage Container; 8’ Steel Storage Container Machinery Terms & Conditions: Cash & Cheque, G.S.T. Will Apply on Some Items, All Items Must Be Paid For On Sale Day. Real Estate Selling at 12:00 Noon

UNRESERVED REAL ESTATE AUCTION OF THE LAVESTA COMMUNITY HALL FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014, RIMBEY, ALBERTA TIME: 12:00 NOON

Selling In Conjunction with the 34TH ANNUAL SUMMER MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT SALE Sale Conducted Just East of Rimbey at our Sale Site Land Located 8.5 Kms North of Rimbey on Hwy #20 to Hwy #607, 8.6 Kms West on Paved Hwy #607

REAL ESTATE Selling the Lavesta Community Hall being 1.88 Acres M/L and located on part of the SE 29-43-3 W5M. The Hall is a 22’x66’ Frame & Cement Block Building with a Metal Roof & Vinyl Siding, Hardwood Floors, Propane Furnace, Electricity & Water, Kitchen with Cupboards, Fridge & Stove as well as Outdoor Toilets. All measurement are approximate and need to be verified by the purchaser. Real Estate Transaction are being Handled by MORRISON REALTY (403) 783-0556 Real Estate Terms & Conditions: 10 % Down on Sale Day. Balance & Possession on or before July 14, 2014. If Balance is NOT RECEIVED by July 14, 2014 the Deposit will be Forfeited as Liquidation Damages. All Items Must Be in The Sales Yard by Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.! 3 Rings Will Sell Simultaneously

Sale Conducted by:

ALLEN B. OLSON AUCTION SERVICE LTD.

RIMBEY, ALBERTA License No. 165690

(403) 843-2747 Sale Site | 1 (855) 783-0556 Toll Free | E-mail: abolson@telusplanet.net | Homepage: allenolsonauction.com


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Annual Summer Machinery

Consignment Auction FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014, RIMBEY, ALBERTA TIME: 9:00 A.M. INCLUDING A FARM DISPERSAL FOR DOUG & SILVA CULSHAW MISCELLANEOUS: 9:00 A.M. MACHINERY: 9:30 A.M. LUMBER: 10:00 A.M. REAL ESTATE: 12:00 NOON CARS, TRUCKS & RV’S: 1:00 P.M. LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE TRACTORS Ford 5640 FWA Tractor c/w FEL & 3 pth; JD 8450 4wd Tractor c/w 6 Way Blade; JD 4450 2wd Tractor c/w JD 158 FEL, Grapple, Joystick & Big Rubber; 1939 JD AR 2wd Tractor; Case 4494 4wd Tractor c/w Big Singles; Case 2290 2wd Tractor c/w FEL, Grapple, 3 pth & Only 3,400 Hrs; Case 1170 2wd Tractor; IHC 3688 2wd Tractor c/w Cab, FEL L& 3 pth; IHC 656 Hydro 2wd Tractor c/w Gas Engine, 2 Remote Hyd., 3 pth, 4585 Hrs Showing, 2nd Owner & New Back Tires; MF 2775 2wd Tractor c/w CAHR, 1000 PTO, 20.8x38 Duals; Vers 836 4wd Tractor c/w Duals, PTO & 5,500 Hrs; Duetz Allis 7085 FWA Tractor c/w Dual PTO, 3 pth & Bucket; Zetor 9540 FWA Tractor c/w Leon 700 FEL, Grapple, 3 pth, 3,700 Hrs on New Motor, $3,100 Work Order on Hyds, New Front Tires, CAHR & 85 Hp

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT Fiat Allis FD255 Crawler c/w Finals Completely Rebuilt 6,500 Hrs Ago, New Rad & Fan Assembly, Excellent Working Order, 1949 JD MC Crawler c/w Hyd. Dozer & Completely Restored; JD 772BH Grader c/w Snow Wing & New Rubber; JD 310 Loader Backhoe c/w Cab, Good Tires, 2 Buckets for Hoe & Showing 6231 Hrs; Hough 30B Wheel Loader c/w IHC 6 Cyl Diesel Engine, Cab, Heater, Converted to Quick Attach for a 3 in 1 Bucket, 1.75 Yard Light Materials Bucket, Pallet Forks, Bale Spear, Only 1 Owner & Shedded; Baron 16 Yard Hyd. Scraper; Pa l l e t Forks, Walk Through Pallet Forks, Rd Bale Spear, Assort. Skid Steer Tires, Receiver Hitch, 2 - Full Back Plates, 2 - Partial Back Plates, Brush Grapple Bucket & Stump Grinder; 72” Skid Steer Grapple Bucket; Auger Head Assembly for a Skid Steer; 2 - Lowe 1650 Skid Steer Augers c/w Bits; 2 - Lowe 750 Skid Steer Augers c/w Bits

SEEDING & TILLAGE Bourgault 556-60 60’ Vibrashank Cult c/w Degleman 4 Bar Mtd. Harrows; JD 1650 50’ DT Cult c/w Bourgault 4 Bar Mtd. Harrows; Case IH 5600 31’ Cult c/w 4 Bar Mtd. Harrows; MF 15’ Cult; IHC 12’ DT Cult c/w Mtd. Harrows; IHC 10’ Chisel Plow; Graham Holme 10’ Cult Horse Drawn Cult; Brillion 10’ Grass Seeder; Great Plains 16’ No Till Drill c/w Grass, Fert & Center Pivot Hitch; IHC 150 24’ Hoe Drills c/w Transport & Fert; Morris 12’ Hoe Drills c/w Grass & Fert; JD #12 End Wheel Drill; Case IH 8500 Air Seeder Tank c/w Pump; JD 2810 4 Bottom 3 pth Plow c/w Coulters; Kvernland 4 Bottom Plow

LOCATION: JUST EAST OF RIMBEY, OFF OF HWY 20 • LISTINGS ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS • FCC FINANCING IS AVAILABLE

25’ Grain Header & Double Swath; 2004 c/w Coulters, 3 pth, Depth Wheels & Long Sweeping Moldboards; Prairie Star 4952i Sp Swather c/w 2078 MF 880 4 Bottom Plow Eng. Hrs, 1625 Cutting Hrs & Traction Ford 3 Bottom 3pth Plow c/w New Plow Shears; Deerborn 2 Unit Only; IHC 225 10’ Swather c/w Good Bottom 3 pth Plow; JD 10’ Disc; 7’x16” 3 pth Blade Disc; Flexicoil Sickle & Guards, 8’ Conditioner & Field System 82 80’ Field Sprayer c/w 1000 Gal Tank; Allied 40’ Harrows Ready; JD 800 14’ Sp Swather c/w P/U; & Drawbar; 6 - 5’ Bourgault Packers; 3 - Packers 1993 Trail Tech Dual Header Transport HAYING & SILAGE EQUIPMENT c/w Pintle Hitch, 2 - 7,000 Lbs Axles, Fits JD 568 Rd Baler c/w Mega Wide P/U, Net 2 - 25’ Headers, Hyd. For Direct Hook Wrap, Big Rubber, 540 PTO & Under 2800 Up & Electric Over Hyd.; 2001 MacDon Bales; 2006 JD 567 Rd Baler c/w Mega Wide 922 Dual Drive 16’ Hay Header - Fits Most Westward & P/U, Twine & Net Wrap, Variable Core & Hyd. MacDons; MacDon 940 Dual Auger 18’ Header c/w P/U Reel; NH P/U; 2 - JD 567 Rd Baler c/w Mega Wide P/U, 971 Header; Farmking 13”x70’ Swing Auger; Westfield 10”x60’ Variable Core & Hyd. P/U; JD 567 Rd Baler Swing Auger c/w Mega Tooth P/U, Variable Core, Push Bar & Hyd. P/U; JD 567 Rd Baler; JD 560 Rd Baler; JD 530 Rd Baler; NH 788A Rd Baler; OTHER EQUIPMENT NH 660 Rd Baler; NH 847 Rd Baler c/w Auto Wrap, Good Cond. New 20.8x38, 23.1x26 & 14.9x28 Tractor Tires; Jiffy 220 Silage & Shedded; 3 - Case IH 8465 Rd Balers; Bunk Wagon; NH 352 Mixer Mill; 3 - New Turco TC180 6’ 3 pth PTO Case IH 8480 Rd Baler; Case IH 3650 Rd Rototillers c/w 540 PTO & Fits 35 to 55 Hp Tractors; Agrator 96” 3 Baler; Vermeer 605XL Rd Baler c/w Twine pth Rototiller c/w 4 Spd Gear Box, 540 PTO & Like New Blades; JD & Kicker; Vermeer 605J Rd Baler c/w Field 640 FEL & Grapple Ready; Vermeer 605G Rd Baler; Vermeer 2 - New 3 pth Wood Chippers; JD 1508 Wing Mower; Badger 160 605C Rd Baler; Hesston 565A Rd Baler; S/A Manure Spreader - Good Cond.; JD S S/A Manure Spreader; Hesston 514 Soft Core Rd Baler; Claas MF #15 S/A Manure Spreader; Hiab 5 Ton Knuckle Picker; 10’ 2200 Big Sq Baler; JD 348 Sq Baler c/w Hyd. Tension & Tongue, Dozer Blade; 16’ SP Lumber Conveyor c/w Hitch & Wheels; Japer 1/4 Turn Chute; IHC 430 Sq Baler c/w 3000 Gal Tank c/w Cam Locks & Last Used for Diesel 1/4 Turn Chute; JD 946 13’ Flail CondiTRAILERS & TRUCKS tioner c/w Hyd. Tilt; JD 1600A Moco; JD 1600 Moco; 2 - JD 1470 Moco; NH 1431 13’ Discbine; NH 499 Hydroswing Haybine; NH 495 Haybine; 2 - Hesston 1150 Haybine; Hesston PT10 Haybine; JF 1050 Forage Harvester; Hesston 7500 Silage Cutter - Field Ready; JD 640A P/U Header for JD 6750 Chopper; Jiffy 700 Hi-Dump; Enorossi 450 Rotary Rake c/w New Crown & Pinion; Vicon 8 Wheel 3 pth Rake; NH 1002 Bale Wagon c/w Hyd.; 2012 Load Trail 30’ T/A Dually Flat Deck Trailer c/w Beaver Tails Morris 881 Rd Bale Wagon c/w Good Working Cond.; 22’ Bale Rack & Pop Up; 2011 Big Tex 30’ T/A Dually Flat Deck Trailer c/w Beaver Tails & Ramps; New 2014 Double A 23’ T/A Equipment Trailer c/w c/w Holds 12 Bales & Hoist; NH 7’ Side Mtd. Mower 7,000 Lbs Axles; 2004 Goertzen 20’ T/A Gooseneck Flat Deck Trailer c/w Ramps; 18’ T/A Bumper Pull Flat Deck Trailer; 2002 HARVEST EQUIPMENT JD 9650 Walker Sp Combine c/w 914 Trail Tech 15’ S/A Snowmobile Trailer c/w New Tires, Rims & Wheel P/U, 3560 Eng. Hrs & 2530 Sep. Hrs; Bearings, Rebuilt Deck; 2007 Haulmark 16’ Enclosed Trailer; 2005 JD 9650 Walker Sp Combine c/w 914 Haulmark 16’ Enclosed Trailer; Cargo Mate 7’x12’ Trail Blazer Enclosed Trailer; 1996 Southland 26’ Tri-Axle Gooseneck Stock P/U, 3823 Trailer; 4 Star 18’ T/A Alum. Gooseneck Stock Trailer; 1/2 Ton Truck Eng. Hrs & 2748 Sep. Hrs; JD 9610 Box Trailer; 2010 Ford F550 4x4 Crew Cab Cab & Chassis c/w Sp Combine c/w 914 P/U, Fully Diesel, Auto, Loaded & Deck; 2007 Ford F550 4x4 Reg Cab Truck Loaded & 2,400 Sep Hrs; JD 9600 c/w Hiab 026T Picker, V10, Auto, Deck & Underhood Air Comp.; Sp Combine c/w 914 P/U, 30.5 Tires & Hopper Topper; Case IH 2388 1998 Ford F550 4x4 Super Duty Crew Cab Truck c/w Flat Deck, Sp Combine c/w 1015 P/U; MF Gear Vendors 2 Spd Axle, 5th Wheel Plate, Diesel & 129,251 Kms; 860 Sp Combine; 2004 Prairie 1999 Freightliner T/A Gravel Truck c/w Cat C12 Engine, 16’ Box & Star 4952i Sp Swather c/w 10 Spd; 1969 Fargo T/A Grain Truck c/w 16’ Wooden Box & Hoist, 2122 Eng. Hrs, 1676 Cutting Hrs, V8, Gas, 4&2

MISCELLANEOUS 2006 Swedish Logosol PH460 4 Sided Molding Planer c/w 4 Heads, Interchangeable Knives & Blower Unit, 220 Single Phase Power & Less than 100 Hrs, Southbend Metal Lathe c/w Good Cond., Lots of Extras, 3 & 4 Jaw Chucks, 4’ Bed & Tool Lathe, Wood Lathe c/w Cutting Tools, New 11Rx22.5 & 11Rx24.5 Truck Tires, 12’x16’ Tripod & Chain Hoist, Truck Box Hoist, Large Metal Frame Assembly, New Leon Manure Spreader Beaters, Nailers, Stapler, Dewalt Saws, Makita Saw, 10’ Vac Hose, JD Pressure Washer, 500 Gal Water Tank c/w Bowie Pump & Hyd. Power Cyl., 2 - Steel Tool Boxes, 2 - Metal Storage Racks, Work Bench c/w Lighting & Peg Board, Air Hose Connectors & Gauges, Misc. Solar Panels, Tractor Canopy, Fert. Roller, Dynablast Pressure Washer, 600 Gal Bulk Milk Tank, Boat Propeller, Assort. Of Barrels, HUGE Selection of Tools, 3 - New 8” Gas Powered Ice Augers, 12 Yards of BC Pink Shale, Assorted Flat Belts, Magnetos & Fly Wheels for Stationary Motors, Plus Much Much More, 3 Bale Rd Bale Feeder, Miami 130 Bu Creep Feeder, Assort 24’ Stand Up Panels, A Quantity of Sucker Rod, 2 7/8” & 2 3/8” Pipe, 35 Jts of 3 1/2” Pipe & Many Many More Items too Numerous to Mention

NEW TOOLS

9.0 KW Gas Generator c/w Electric Start; 2 - Powertek 7500CL 7.5 KW Gas Generators; 2 - Powertek 6500Cl 6.5 KW Gas Generators; 2 - Powertek 3000CL 3.0 KW Gas Generators; 2 - Powertek 950DC 950 Watt Gas Generators; 3 - JD 1 1/2 Hp Pump Engines - Used; IHC 1.5 Hp Stationary Engine - Used; Fairbanks Morris 1.5 Hp Stationary Engine - Used & No Magneto; Houle 8’ Liquid Manure Pump c/ 5 Hp Electric Motor & Used; 2 - Powertek LTP80C 3” Waterpumps c/w 6.5 Hp; 4 - 3” Gas Engine Water Pumps c/w 6.5 Hp; 2 - Powertek LTP50C 2” Waterpumps c/w 6.5 Hp; 2 - Kende MIG105G 120V Wirefeed Welder; Lincoln Ranger 10,000 Welder c/w Used & Only 242 Hrs

CARS & TRUCKS, RV EQUIPMENT, LAWN & GARDEN Selling at 1:00 p.m. 2007 GMC 1500 4x4 New Sierra SLT Short Box Truck c/w Gas Engine; 2005 GMC Duramax 3/4 Ton 4x4 Truck c/w Fully Loaded; 1992 GMC 1/2 Ton 2wd Truck c/w V8 & 5 Spd; 2003 Chev Trail Blazer LT Extended 4x4 SUV; 2003 Chev 3/4 Ton 4x4 Crew Cab Short Box Truck c/w Duramax, Allison Auto & Fully Loaded; 2001 Chev 3/4 ton 4x4 HD Truck c/w New Brakes & Exhaust, Windshield, Vehicle Saftey, Ready to Go, 6 Ltr V8, Auto, Air & Tilt; 1985 Chev 3/4 Ton 4x4 Truck; 1986 Chev Raised Roof Van; 2004 Ford F150 4x4 Super Crew Cab Truck c/w Gas Engine & Auto; 2001 Ford F350 4x4 Crew Cab Truck c/w V8 & Auto; 1997 Ford F150 2wd Truck c/w 4.6 Ltr, V8, Auto, Reg Cab, AC & Tonneau Cover; 1969 Ford E100 Raised Roof Van c/w Semi Camperized & 71,000 Original Miles; 2006 Dodge 3500 4x4 Reg Cab Long Box SLT Dually Truck c/w 6 Spd Stnd & 5.9 Ltr Cummins Diesel; 2006 Dodge 3500 4x4 Reg Cab SLT Dually Truck c/w Auto, 5.9 Ltr Cummins Diesel, Service Deck & Tool Boxes; 2005 Dodge 1 Ton 4x4 Crew Cab Dually Truck c/w 5.9 Ltr Diesel, Auto & Loaded; 1993 Dodge 3/4 Ton 4x4 Club Cab Truck c/w Air, Tilt, Cruise, Power Windows & Doors, Cummins Diesel & Trailer Brakes; 2 - 2010 Dodge 3500 Dually Boxes; 1989 Mercedes 420SEL Car c/w Runs Well, Power Windows & Locks; 1999 Tahoe 30’ T/A Bumper Pull Holiday Trailer c/w Rear Bunks, Front Queen, Slide Out, Awning, AC & Fully Self Contained; Wilderness 90cc Quad; 2 - New HD Bi-Parting Wrought Iron Driveway Gates; 2 - JD LX188 Riding Lawn Mowers c/w 48” Mowers; Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower; 42” Quadivator c/w Spring Harrows & Electric Lift; 60” Front Mtd. Power Broom; 3’x42” Garden Tiller; Oilfield Truck Topper; Truck Topper for 1992 Ford

2 - 10’ 20 Drawer HD Metal Work Benches, Aero Pro DW50 Demolition Breaker c/w 65 Lbs Weight & 2050W Motor, Aero Pro DW45 Jack Hammer c/w 31 Lbs Weight & 1700W Motor, Aero Pro DW25 Jack Hammer c/w 22 Lbs Weight & 1050W Motor, 2 - Loncin MS100 6.5 Hp Plate Compactors c/w Water Tank, 2 - Loncin MS20 6.5 Hp Plate Compactors, Loncin MS10 6.5 Hp Plate Compactor, 2 - Powertek PT36L 10 Gal Wheel Barrow Air Compressors c/w 6.5 Hp, 2 - Kende CD265-ES 265 Amp Battery Charger/Starters, 2 Aero Pro RP7488 HD 1” Air Impact Wrenchs, 2 - Rongpeng RP7460 3/4” Air Impact Wrenchs, 2 - Rongpeng RP7404 1/2” Air Impact Wrenchs, 2 - Aero Pro CN45 Air Coil Roofing Nailers, 2 - Rongpeng RP9800ST Air Flooring Nailers - Staples or Nails, 2 - Rongpeng CFH9028 Air Framing Nailers c/w 28 Degree Clipped Head, 2 Rongpeng CFN9034 Cordless Gas Powered Farming Nailers, 3 HD Tire Changers, 8 - Welding Helmets, 20 Gal Air Compressor, 7 - 3”x30’ Tow Straps, 10 - Battery Load Testers, 4 - Alum. 12”x89” Loading Ramps, 10 Gal Sand Blaster, 25 - 10” Saw Blades; 200 - 4.5” Metal Cutting Wheels, 25 - 14” Metal Cutting Wheels, 10 - 100’ Outdoor Extension Cords, 10 - 2” Ratchet Straps, 4 - 18” Chain Saws, 1/2 Ton Transmission Jack, 5 - 100’ Rolls of Snow Fence, 5 - 50’ Rolls of Rubber Air Hose, 3 - Air Hose Reels, 2 - 1” Drive Air Impact Wrenchs, 5 - 2 Ton Floor Jacks, 3 - 3 Ton Floor LUMBER Selling at 10:00 a.m. Jacks, 2 - 10 Ton Hyd. Porta-Power Kit 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 2x12 8’ to 20’ Lengths of Spruce & Fir, All GENERATORS, WELDERS & PUMPS grades Including Construction. Approx. 250,000 FBM; Assorted 4”x6”x10’, 4”x6”x8’ & 3”x4”x8’ Lumber; 4 - Lifts of Misc. OSB All New Unless Noted Deutz 3 Cyl Air Cooled 35,000 KWA Diesel Power Plant c/w 19 - Stacks of Fence Posts 120/240, Skids & Less than 100 Hrs on Total Rebuild - Used; Cat TREES 22303 6 Cyl 3 Phase Diesel Power Plant on a Skid - Used; 4 - King 50 - 4’ Spruce Trees & 50 - 5’ Spruce Trees Power 10,000 LN 5 KW Diesel Silent Generators; Powertek 9000H

BUILDINGS 40’x60’x21’ Gable Truss Storage Building c/w Industrial PVC Covers, 13’x15’ Drive Through Doors at 2 Ends, 3’x6’ Entry Door, Waterproof, UF & Fire Resistant; 2 - 30’x85’x15’ Peak Ceiling Double Door Storage Buildings c/w Commercial Fabric, Waterproof, Fire Resistant, 13’ Drive Through Doors & 6’ Entrance Door on 2 Ends; 2 - 20’x30’x12’ Peak Ceiling Storage Shelters c/w Commercial Fabric, Waterproof, Fire Resistant & Roll Up Door; 2 20’x40’ Full Enclosed Party Tent c/w 800 Sq Ft, Doors, Windows & 4 Side Walls; 20’x40’ New Party Tent; 8’x20’ Log Cabin; 40’ Sea Can; 9’ Steel Storage Container; 8’ Steel Storage Container Machinery Terms & Conditions: Cash & Cheque, G.S.T. Will Apply on Some Items, All Items Must Be Paid For On Sale Day. Real Estate Selling at 12:00 Noon

UNRESERVED REAL ESTATE AUCTION OF THE LAVESTA COMMUNITY HALL FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014, RIMBEY, ALBERTA TIME: 12:00 NOON

Selling In Conjunction with the 34TH ANNUAL SUMMER MACHINERY CONSIGNMENT SALE Sale Conducted Just East of Rimbey at our Sale Site Land Located 8.5 Kms North of Rimbey on Hwy #20 to Hwy #607, 8.6 Kms West on Paved Hwy #607

REAL ESTATE Selling the Lavesta Community Hall being 1.88 Acres M/L and located on part of the SE 29-43-3 W5M. The Hall is a 22’x66’ Frame & Cement Block Building with a Metal Roof & Vinyl Siding, Hardwood Floors, Propane Furnace, Electricity & Water, Kitchen with Cupboards, Fridge & Stove as well as Outdoor Toilets. All measurement are approximate and need to be verified by the purchaser. Real Estate Transaction are being Handled by MORRISON REALTY (403) 783-0556 Real Estate Terms & Conditions: 10 % Down on Sale Day. Balance & Possession on or before July 14, 2014. If Balance is NOT RECEIVED by July 14, 2014 the Deposit will be Forfeited as Liquidation Damages. All Items Must Be in The Sales Yard by Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.! 3 Rings Will Sell Simultaneously

Sale Conducted by:

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June is for grad continued from page 19 *Today you have all been set adrift with a diploma for a sail and lot of nerve for your oars, which will hopefully be driven on a mostly straight course by desire, hard rowing, and countless goals and lofty dreams along the way. *A young graduate should quickly realize that among the necessities of life is living it to the fullest. *Your families are extremely proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are now experiencing, and this would likely be the most opportune time to ask for money. *You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom. *Always shoot for the moon, and even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars. *Graduation Day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents, they come home as contemporaries, and after 18 years of child raising they are now unemployed. *If opportunity doesn’t knock throughout your adventures in life, just go ahead and build another door. *On this your special day please take a few precious moments to show your ongoing respect and appreciation for your parents, your teachers, and your friends. It was our parents who got us up each morning and sent us off to school with a healthy lunch, they somehow managed to provide their growing siblings with the same hip clothes that EVERYONE else was wearing, and they generated just enough amazing patience and tough love for all of us to survive our wild and woolly teenage years. Our teachers, whether we liked them or not, accepted our mostly smiling but often mischievous faces each and every morning, put up with our bad habits, and somehow managed to get us through those tough subjects and assignments for 12 memorable years. Both at school and at home these amazing individuals helped us get through the toughest days, the best days, and all the way to summer holidays, when we all got a little space from each other. You must never forget your school chums and team-mates, male or female, who stuck by us down those hallowed halls of learning through thick and thin, sharing the homework load, and always being there to join in on a celebration of success, or to dry a tear when a childhood sweetheart crush suddenly crumbled. Cherish their memories, and hopefully along the path of life we will continue to stay in touch, to become neighbours, or to meet again at those gala class reunions.

What to look forward to for your college years *You will eventually consider macaroni, MacDonald’s, and all other take out or thaw-out quickie meals as real food. *You will actually learn to like doing laundry at home, will long for mom’s home cooking, and will really appreciate an occasional visit from family, along with their life-saving monthly care-packages. *You will find that two miles is not too far to walk to a party, and it won’t be very long before you start thinking and sounding like your room-mate. *You will wear dirty socks and the same sweater three times in a row, and on some days you will find that you’d rather clean your room than study. *You will schedule your classes around your sleep habits and soap operas. *Computer solitaire is now more than just a game.....it’s a way of life; while black lights and highlighters will become the coolest thing on earth. Please be very proud We are Students. Instructors. Leaders. Lifelong Learners. We are proud central Albertans. We are RDC. of what you have accomplished, go ahead and Red Deer College celebrates the contributions our communities have made in helping us achieve many celebrate your successes 14061RR3 with family, class-mates, successes during the past 50 years. We’re proud to celebrate with the City of Red Deer, which has proclaimed and friends today, then June 2 to 8, 2014 as RDC Week. grab every opportunity and strive to take it to the RDC – Celebrating 50 Years of Community, next exciting step into the bright future of tomorserving the learning needs of our students and our region. row. In the meantime, get out and bask in the sunshine, and have a great For information about Red Deer College | www.rdc.ab.ca week, all of you.

Celebrating with Our Communities | RDC Week


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Doing what’s best for our children. Alberta’s students are among the best in the world. To keep it that way, quality teaching is critical. Our teachers are dealing with significant challenges like new technology and curriculum, diverse student needs – and too many young teachers are leaving the profession. At the same time, Albertans want more accountability for what students are accomplishing in school. ‘Doing what’s best for our children.’ That was the direction I gave last year when I formed the independent blue-ribbon Task Force on Teaching Excellence. This dedicated group of educators, school leaders, educational consultants and community leaders used their combined knowledge and experience to make recommendations to achieve continuous improvement in teaching excellence.

Task Force membership includes: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Chair Dr. Glenn Feltham – President and CEO of NAIT with an extensive academic and professional background Vice Chair Sandra Jansen – Associate Minister of Family and Community Safety, MLA for Calgary-North West Naresh Bhardwaj – Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities, MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie and former teacher David Dorward – MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar, Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant David Fraser – Executive Director of Corporate Services with Edmonton Public Schools with more than 30 years of human resources experience Dr. Sharon Friesen – Vice Dean and Associate Dean of Professional and Community Engagement in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, recipient of a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence Dr. Irene Lewis – a former teacher and the President Emeritus of SAIT Polytechnic, named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2010/2012 Dr. Craig Loewen – Dean of Education at the University of Lethbridge, recipient of ATA’s Educational Research Award Mackenzie Martin – a University of Alberta education student, former representative on the Alberta Education Minister’s Student Advisory Committee, recipient of the TD scholarship for Community Leadership Everett McDonald – MLA for Grande Prairie-Smoky, former reeve, former trustee Brent McDonough – former teacher serving as an advisor to the Masters in Educational Studies Program at the University of Alberta, co-chair of Inspiring Education Steering Committee, former chair Edmonton Public Library, former member U of A Senate Michele Mulder – Executive Director of the Alberta School Councils Association, former president of the Alberta School Boards Association Andy Neigel – President and CEO of Careers: The Next Generation, has taught at NAIT and the University of Alberta 14061DE0 Shelley Ralston – National Director of Talent and Culture for a Fortune 500 company, Chair of the Red Deer College Board of Directors, recipient of the Women of Excellence Award 2008 Laurie Thompson – a current teacher and ATA member, principal at Kikino School – recognized as one of the top 25 Schools in Canada in Today’s Parent magazine Ron Young – a current teacher, principal and ATA member with more than 30 years of experience

After hearing from 3,000 Albertans, their report is in. Some of their recommendations include: • • • • • • • • • • •

Increasing the time available to teachers for preparation and collaboration Internships and reduced workload for first year teachers Adopting a formal mentorship program to provide more support for beginner teachers, as well as new school and district leaders Improving evaluation process for teachers and the professional growth plan process Requiring teachers to maintain certification, with evaluations conducted – with the purpose of demonstrating professional growth and continual evidence of performance – every five years Increasing access teachers have to technology and specialized supports and services Requiring new school leaders to complete a leadership program At education faculties, increasing the amount of current practicum requirements to provide student teachers with more classroom experience before they graduate Requiring post-secondary institutions to look beyond grades to suitability when admitting education faculty applicants Increasing transparency and effectiveness of process for complaints of teacher competence or unprofessional conduct – the Task Force report does not recommend splitting the ATA into a college and a union, it prefers the government to work with the ATA to resolve the current issues Increasing empowerment for principals to deal with teachers that need to improve their skills – the Task Force report does not recommend removing principals from the ATA, it prefers the government to work with the ATA to resolve the current issues

Your government won’t make any decisions without hearing from parents, teachers and everyone who cares about our children’s education. It’s your turn to have a say.

Provide your feedback by June 15, 2014 at education.alberta.ca/TeachingExcellence

Jeff Johnson Minister of Education


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Mark your calendar to improve protection of lakes SUBMITTED BY BERNICE EDWARDS  

Did you know that many Alberta Lakes have stewardship groups that are formed by individuals interested in protection and/or restoring the quality of their local lake? These groups meet a number of times a year to plan activities to educate the

public and to generate support for their lake’s protection.  One such a group is   “The Friends of the Chain Lakes Society”. The Chain Lakes are three connected lakes by the “Parlby Creek” that flows its way eastward into the Large Buffalo Lake. The headwaters/wetlands of these lakes begin on

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the south side of Highway 53, three miles east of Ponoka, and extend in a southeasterly direction for at least eight miles/13 kms. The first two lakes are in the Ponoka County and with a small portion of the second Lake and the third lake in the Lacombe County. The entire region consisting of wetlands headwater, lakes and surrounding watershed area covers a little over 30 sq. miles /48 sq. kms The lakes today have at least 30 private residences living within the designated, protected watershed area. Two more properties are owned by the fish and game associations, one being the Ponoka group, on the first lake, the other being the Lacombe group on the second lake. This Chain Lakes waterway is an important habitat for many kinds of birds, fish and a variety of wild life. The more recent increase of intensive livestock farming expanding much closer to these lakes has meant greater volumes of manure spreading on land dangerously closer to the lakes’ watershed, has caused a much higher volume of nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, to enter the lakes during spring run-off and heavy rain storms. Such elevated nutrient concentration in the lakes causes undesirable increases in algae blooms on the lakes th 4904 - 50 St. surface,  Ph. 403-783-3639 in low dissolved oxygen concentration PLAYING in the water, as well June 6-June 12 as degraded habitat for fish. SCREEN #1

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In a 1974 Chain Lakes study, the following was stated: “The lakes are beautifully clear....and 18 inch Jackfish (Northern Pike) are routinely caught...the Chain Lakes are in fact the only good fishing lakes for many miles around, far better than Red Deer, Gull, Samson or Buffalo Lakes. This is a resource of regional importance and should be protected accordingly.” Sadly, this is very far from the truth today. The mandate of the Friends of Chain Lakes Society is to seek ways to safe guard and restore these lakes and it’s surrounding environment. Public awareness and concern for our Alberta lakes and environment is paramount to the future of a healthy, improved environment. For a number of years, this society has been holding annual public information meetings with guest speakers who are highly recognized and professional environmentalist individuals. This year’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. in the Scott School Hall, located 4.5 miles south of Highway 53 (three miles east of Ponoka) on Scott Road. The guest speaker will be Jason Cooper, a senior fisheries biologist for the Government of Alberta and The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. He also works within the Red Deer River to North Saskatchewan River Region. He has been based in Red Deer for the past seven years and is responsible for managing fishery resources within the majority of the central region of this province. He interacts with many levels of government and other organizations concerning fish population, habitat and various levels of planning and development activities. He will discuss issues that concern us locally and how his staff can provide an up-to-date fisheries assessment. Alberta’s lakes belong to all Albertans. If you enjoy the many attributes and pleasures our lakes offer us, you need to set aside this time and come join others with a similar love of lakes and our environment For more information phone 403-783-6233 or 403784-3511.


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VJV auctioneers have the gift of gab BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

The rhythmic chant of a livestock auctioneer is a staple sound at the VJV Auction Mart every Wednesday, but not many people realize that some of those auctioneers are world-renowned for their abilities. Most recently, auctioneer Shaw Gist won the Canadian Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Regina, Sask. He is now the sixth champion auctioneer from VJV Auction Mart. These auctioneers have the gift of selling cattle using the quick calls buyers associate with an auction. Gist says ever since he was a young boy, auctioneering was a profession he wanted to follow. “I actually started going (to VJV) when I was two years old with my grandfather.” “Mom thought I was at school all day but I was out playing hookie with my grandfather,” Gist remembered fondly. His mother would turn a blind eye to his transgressions as she could see he had “the bug” and knew that was all Gist wanted to do. Years later, Gist attended the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Montana. He said he took an intense three week course and then started out at VJV Auction Mart as a cattle sorter. The trick to winning the award? Gist says an auctioneer has to know the product they are selling, the clients he is selling to and he has to be able to keep buyers interested. It is a skill Gist says is not for everybody. “It’s a pretty big deal to be the best for the year,” he stated. Gist is heading to the International Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Calgary in July of this year. He represents the Livestock Markets Association of Canada and looks forward to the challenge.

He has been at the auction mart for the last 13 years and credits past winner and co-worker Dan Skeels, who not only won the Canadian championship but also the International Auctioneer Championship and the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship where VJV auctioneer Shawn Gist was the winner participants come at Canadian Livestock from the United Auctioneer ChampionStates and Austraship recently in Regina, lia to compete. Sask. Photo submitted Skeels is the only Canadian to have the World Championship under his belt and one of a few to win the triple-crown. He too has some bragging rights this year. Skeels was invited to the first Masters Championship where former winners, who can only win once, have the opportunity to compete against pastwinners. His skills earned him a win. “It’s just like the (golf) Masters. They give you a green jacket,” Skeels stated. Skeels said the trick for any good auctioneer is knowing how to get buyers to keep bidding. “My job is to make you give a little more.” VJV Market owner Blair Vold hired Skeels in 1989 where he started in a similar position as Gist, sorting cattle. Since becoming an auctioneer, Skeels has found the right balance of rhythm, voice control, crowd interaction and ensuring a sale goes smoothly.

“We’ve had huge success here and they’ve (VJV Auction Mart owners) been so good promoting us,” said Skeels. Blair Vold said he has always felt a strong auctioneer is key to a good price for producers and he said Skeels has been an important part of that success. “Danny’s our veteran leader and

auctioneer. He’s been a mentor to a lot of them,” said Vold. He also praised Gist for being of the same calibre. “He (Gist) works hard for his job.” This is Gist’s first Canadian championship but he has also received reserve champion titles in other years.

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Spring jaunt:

Walkers enjoy the sunny, warm weather during the annual JJ Collett Spring Walk, June 1. Photo by Amelia Naismith

VJV MARKET REPORT MARKET REPORT MAY 28, 2014 On Wednesday, May 28, 2014- 1593 head of cattle went through our rings & 130 head on the Canadian Satellite sale TOTAL - 1723

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

102.00-110.00 94.00-100.00 84.00-98.00 110.00-125.00 120.00-132.00 120.00-140.00

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) 1300.00-1800.00

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:

150.00-167.00 160.00-185.00 185.00-200.00 205.00-230.00 220.00-240.00 225.00-250.00 220.00-225.00 200.00-250.00

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.

120.00-140.00 85.00-170.00 275.00-480.00 6.25-8.00 NONE NONE

Rd Bales Rd Bales Rd Bales

135.00-155.00 135.00-170.00 150.00-185.00 185.00-200.00 200.00-220.00 220.00-235.00 220.00-240.00 200.00-240.00

32.50NONE NONE

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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;

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started the job over a year ago. However, a lack of space always put the project on hold. Ponoka Jubilee Library is flexing its green Now problem has been solved with the help of thumb. the Town of Ponoka. The lot behind the library is Library manager David Tremblay had wanted owned by the town and, after a meeting between to start a community garden at the library since he Tremblay and the town’s directors, it has been offered as land for the CALNASH AG EVENT CENTRE garden. “The town is really gung-ho about JUNE it,” said Tremblay. CALENDAR The library’s garden is going to run on a different principle than the garden under the care of Ponoka’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) organization. SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 “It’s going to be a American American Barrel practice/ Barrel practice/ true community garSaddlebred Saddlebred Horse AURORA open ride open ride Horse Assoc of Open Ride Assoc of Alberta den,” said Tremblay. ASHA Move in Arabian 9am-1pm Alberta 9am-1pm 1-4pm June AB Classic June AB Classic Horse Show Open Ride Open Ride He explained people Horse Show Horse Show 1pm - 4pm 1pm - 4pm 8:30am 8:30am won’t be required to 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 purchase plots, but the American Alberta High School Barrel practice/ Saddlebred Alberta High School Alberta High Barrel practice/ garden — which will Rodeo Finals open ride Horse Assoc of Rodeo Finals Open Ride School Rodeo open ride Queen Horsemanship Alberta Registration & Move In 9am-1pm contain both flowers 9am, Meeting 11am, 1-4pm Finals 9am-1pm June AB Classic 1-8pm Open Ride Cutting 7pm, Supper Cutting 7am Open Ride 1-4pm Horse Show Cutting 5:30pm and food — will be 7-9pm 1-4pm 8:30am maintained by willing 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 volunteers within the Barrel practice/ AB Paint Horse Barrel practice/ Barrel practice/ open ride Club community. FATHERS open ride open ride Open Ride 1-4 9am-1pm APHC Move In Ponoka Classic DAY! 9am - 1pm 9am-1pm Open Ride Horse Show “Because it won’t Open Ride 1-4pm Open Ride 1-4pm 1pm - 4pm - 8am be anybody’s specific 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 food, the food is being AB Paint given to the Ponoka True Grit Ponoka Stampede Ponoka Horse Club True Grit True Grit Mounted True Grit Mounted Team Sorting & Stampede Food Bank,” he added. Ponoka Classic Mounted Mounted Shooters Shooters 9am Penning Team Sorting Horse Show Shooters 9am Shooters 9am -Move In Move in - 9am The initial set up - 8am of the garden will take 29 30 place June 6 and TremPonoka Ponoka blay says anyone with Please check website regularly for further Stampede Stampede Team Penning Team Penning mentoring capabiliinformation & updates as info is ‘Subject to change’ - 9am - 9am ties and knowledge of gardening and bedding x is welcome, as well as e Looking after all n o Chir aler of your motorsports any other volunteers De & trailer needs! willing to drop by. “We’re hoping to Road Dog, Charmac, Norbert, Felling, Double “A” dealer get a lot of interest in Junction of Hwy QE2 & Hwy 53 (Ponoka Overpass) www.donlaingtrailers.com it, it’s a way to beautify CALL DAN the community,” said Toll Free: 1-888-210-8400 or 403-783-8411 Tremblay. BY AMELIA NAISMITH


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Tough Tackle: Zach Key (#27) is brought down as he tries to sneak through the Lacombe Rams defense while Cam Kirstin (#7) observes the position during the first jamboree of the season in Lacombe on Friday, May 30. The third team in the Lacombe jamboree was the Sylvan Lake Lakers. Head coach Scott MacGregor said he was happy with the efforts of senior Broncs during the event. “It helped us prepare for the jamboree in Camrose on June 7,” he said. “Our defense showed flashes of brilliance and we need get quicker in and out of the huddles.” The Jr. Broncs, for their part, finished up their spring camp on Sunday, June 1. “The team really had a great time with many of the players experiencing a game situation for the first time,” MacGregor said. Photo by Mustafa Eric

U16 Storm remain undefeated saves,” he said. “The boys learned that not putting their Ponoka’s U16 Storm continue on their chances in the net can come back to haunt march to advancing to provincials in regu- them and will be an issue we will deal with lar league play with another win and one in coming practices.” draw in the course of last week. The game against Stettler FC was a difIn their first game against Lacombe on ferent story. Tuesday, May 27, the Storm had to stage This time the hosts were relentless in a comeback in the their efforts against last 15 minutes of “The boys learned that the visiting Stettler the game to tie the side. They mainscore with Markus not putting their chances tained possession Baitinger and Lewis in the net can come back for most of the game McDowell putting controlled the to haunt them and will be and the numbers on the pace of the play. an issue we will deal with Scorers were again scoreboard. “We (the coachin coming practices.” Markus Baitinger ing staff) felt we (3) and Lewis MacHead Coach Gurjit Sandhu dominated this game Dowell. and we were not wor“This was anried even when we were down,” said head other game where we showed our strength coach Gurjit Sandhu of the Storm. as a team and dominated for 80 minutes,” “Goalie Justin (Hyink) was sharp but Sandhu said. “But the last 10 minutes lazididn’t really stand a chance on the two ness started to creep into the game when goals as one was a penalty shot which he we were up 4-0 and Stettler took advantage got a hand on and the second was a re- and scored twice.” bound,” he added. He said the Storm had again failed to He also praised the opponents’ goalie. convert many opportunities but that Stettler “He had a brilliant game making good goalie also had a part in it. BY MUSTAFA ERIC

Bandits win again BY LUCAS WILLIER

Ponoka keeps head high in men’s soccer

SOFTBALL COORDINATOR   SUBMITTED

The Ponoka Bandits came off another winning week with a scoring frenzy over Rimbey Squirts 15-12. The Bandits came out strong from start to finish offensively maxing out runs in every inning.  Taylee Woytowich , Chloe Wilton, and Cassidy Burnett lead the scoring with seven or more stolen bases. The Ponoka Mites team played at the 59 Avenue diamonds against Stettler, and although they have improved drastically, the home team came up short. The Loewen sisters are improving each game and their aggressive offensive running will start to pay off for the team in the games to come. Great job Devon and Payton!

In a game interrupted by a blowing storm for about half an hour, Ponoka FC managed to defeat hosts Leduc 3-2 on Sunday June 1.   Following the kickoff at 6:00 p.m., thunderous lightning and rain forced the referee to suspend the game after the first 30 minutes of play, when Ponoka was in the lead with 1-0. The game was shifted to another pitch but weather continued to be a negative factor as both teams struggled to control the ball when it was in the air. In the end, Ponoka came out of the scoring dual at the top with all three points scored by Kian Blanchette. Ponoka FC play their next game on Sunday in Camrose.

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Locos come up short in high scoring game BY BRIAN VOSSEN BLACKPRESS

While the Locos put in a strong effort, it wasn’t enough to catch up to the Wranglers. On June 1, the Lacoka Junior Locos hosted the Calgary Wranglers. Although Lacoka put up a good fight, the final score was 17-11 in favour of Calgary. Assistant Coach Drew Dougherty said they made a fair try in the game. “It was a solid effort, we were in it for most of the game,” said Dougherty. He went on to say that Lacoka has trouble getting all its players to practices at the same time, making it difficult to work on team systems. Dougherty also said that was a key factor in Sunday’s game as the Wranglers were able to spot the Locos were using a help defense and adjusted their game accordingly. Lacoka then switched to a man-on-man defense, but weren’t able to adjust as easily as they have not been able to work on the different system in practice. It was an even match. Both teams played a hard, fast and physical game that was exciting to watch. Calgary opened up scoring with a quick goal within the first minutes of play. Lacoka, on the other hand, were slow to get started at first, but were well in the game by the end of the period, especially after scoring a power play goal to end the first tied at 5. In the second, Lacoka opened scoring within the first two minutes and both teams began trad-

ing goals back and forth. As the period wore on however, Calgary gained a strong foothold over Lacoka, taking the lead and beginning to slowly widen the score gap. Lacoka did its best to keep up, but the strong Calgary defense made the strongest Locos scorers work hard for every shot, tiring them out and cutting down on scoring opportunities. Dougherty said that the Wranglers’ ability to play a stronger defense than the Locos was probably the biggest factor in the game. While there were some defensive holes, Lacoka’s goaltender was quite strong and Dougherty added that goaltender Zac Atsinger probably played his strongest game of the season on Sunday. Astinger faced 61 shots by the end of the game and made some impressive saves. While he let a few in, each time a goal was scored, he would shake it off and prepare to face the next shot as if nothing had happened. In the third period, Calgary continued to pull ahead of Lacoka. After fighting tooth and nail against a superior defense for two periods, Lacoka’s offence was worn out and not able to close the gap, losing he game 17-11 at the final buzzer. While the Locos have been fairly even this season, they have lately been on a bit of a losing streak. In addition to Sunday’s game, the Locos lost 13-12 to the Strathmore Venum and lost another two games the weekend before. While the team has good chemistry and works well as a unit, the players seldom have the opportunity to practice as one. Dougherty said the key to turning Lacoka’s game around is getting all the players to practice at the same time so they can work on strategies as a team.

Bryan Noordhof (left) works his short game during the Youth Unlimited golf tournament while teammates Norman Noordhof (center) and John van Gyssel look on. Photo by Amelia Naismith

Golfers tee off for Alberta’s youth

Youth Unlimited is a faith-based organization serving the communiSmall white balls and the wel- ties of Ponoka, Rimbey, Lacombe fare of central Alberta’s youths were and Red Deer. It takes a “holistic” the focus on May 31 as the annual approach to children of any or no Youth Unlimited golf tournament denominations. “We will work with got underway at the Ponoka Golf any kid, we see the potential in any and Country Club. kid,” said Schellenberg. “We expect to raise $30,000,” With work that ranges from insaid Youth Unlimited executive struction in a child’s classroom to director Jacob Schellenberg. The fun activities in their down time, money raised from the golf tourna- those associated with Youth Unlimment goes toward the operating costs ited look to create a foundation of of the organization’s programming. wellbeing in several different areas of youths’ lives. “We see the benefits in the lives of kids . . . we get to help them write their positive stories,” said Jerel Peters, area director for Youth Unlimited. The tournament has been operating for more than a decade, with its last eight years in Ponoka. This year 148 golfers teed off, putting in their time for the cause. “Working with students is hard work and it’s a lot easier with the community behind you,” said SchellenKrista Simanton presents and congratulations berg. RYAN KOEHLI winner of the 2013/2014 There were also “Dave Simanton Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award.” some big prizes up for grabs at a numRyan has coached the Ponoka Midget A hockey team ber of the holes. The for the past two seasons. He is also very involved with the tournament boasted North Central Minor Hockey League sitting as Vice President two $10,000 holes of Bantam/Midget level, as well as always volunteering to and a $35,000 Ford Hockey Alberta functions. This past season he was the mustang was also Director of Player Operations at the Alberta Winter Games thrown into the mix. for the boys hockey team. BY AMELIA NAISMITH

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Plus Madison McLaren keeps her eye on the ball during Alberta Summer Games soccer tryouts in Ponoka May 25. McLaren and three other Ponoka girls made the Zone 4 team. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Three Ponoka girls picked for Summer Games soccer team BY JEFFREY HEYDEN-KAYE

Ponoka will be well represented on the girls’ Zone 4 soccer team heading to the Alberta Summer Games in Airdrie this year. Emma Bendera, Leah Jensen and Madison McLaren were all chosen to complete the team of 18 during soccer tryouts for the U13 girls’ and boys’ teams, held in Ponoka May 24 and 25. Over 40 boys took their chances for the boys’ team and over 30 girls put in a great effort for the girls’ team to represent Zone 4 in the Alberta Summer Games July 24 to 27. Choosing the best players for both teams was a challenge, explained Dave McCarthy, Central Alberta Soccer Association technical director. “There was a lot of discussion,” said McCarthy. He told players that even if they were not picked, they should not be disheartened. Scouts and coaches were focused on putting a team together that would represent Zone 4 strongly. “The key for us is making sure that we get the balance right,” he ex-

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plained. The boys’ head coach Wade Groenwegen van der Weiden, said there were many quality players and choosing went down to little details. At times he would look at six players for a specific position, knowing that he could only pick four.

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“If our 15 best were strikers, we can’t take them all,” explained Groenwegen van der Weiden. The girls’ scouts found similar difficulties in determining who would be a good addition to the team. Girls’ assistant coach Deanne Good said narrowing the number down to 18 was tough. Finding the right balance of leaders, followers and team players was her focus. “We’re looking for the speed and the intensity and the skill level,” explained Good.

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Arabian horse show highlights breed’s strengths BY AMELIA NAISMITH

In its first ever showing in Ponoka, the Aurora Arabian Horse

Association and its competing members strove to illuminate the diverse range of skills possessed by Arabian and half Arabian horses.

Kathy Padgham (front) and Angela Padgham compete in the first Aurora Arabian Horse Association show in Ponoka, in the Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19 years and over class. The show ran from May 30 to June 1 at the Ponoka Calnash Ag Event Centre. Photo by Amelia Naismith

“We’re really happy to be in the Ponoka area,” said Aurora Arabian Horse Show president and show manager Diane Dyck. Most of the association’s members hail from the Edmonton area and 144 horses competed in the show that took place May 30 to June 1 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Halter, country English pleasure, hunter, dressage and jumping were all factored into the three-day show. “It just shows the versatility of the Arabian,” said Dyck. “The versatility of the Arabian is something we’re very proud of, of our breed,” she added. During the show’s classes, the judges — some recognized on an international level — were looking for top conformation, manners and a good match between the horse and rider. “And of course how well they transition from gait to gait,” said Dyck. “I’m very impressed with the horses that have come out. You can tell the amount of time the riders have spent with them. You can see the commitment of these people,” she added. Each class held an average of eight competitors and the judges awarded first through sixth place. Along with ribbons, there were also prize items up for grabs ranging from leather show bridals to brushes and blankets in some of the adult classes and the junior classes. “We have

special gifts arranged for the junior exhibitors to encourage them,” said Dyck. The May 31 and June 1 portion of the show was a region 17 — Region 17 sweeps from British Columbia across to Manitoba — qualifying show. Dyck says the Ponoka-based show is a Class A show and is important in a competitor’s path to regionals. “Our members are not just concerned about this show, but they’re trying to get points to qualify for regionals.” The morning and evening of May 30 kept competitors busy with Sport Horse in Hand, which contained 62 entrants, and in the evening, Sport Horse Under Saddle; 23 entrants. Both pertain to region 17. “It’s a class in itself,” said Dyck referring to the two classes adjacent to the qualifying show. The afternoon of May 30 was a region 3 and 4 qualifier. “We’re qualifying horses to go to region 3 and 4 in the States,” said Dyck. “(In) the States you’re really going against the cream of the crop. Not that we’re not here, but they take showing very seriously. It’s very much a huge business down there,” she added. Dyck says many of the horses at the show work with trainers on top of the time spent with their riders and it can be seen in their conformation and manners. “These are horses that can definitely compete at those levels.”

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL

Ponoka Stampede Grounds Friday, June 13 1:30 pm Saturday, June 14  9:00 am Sunday, June 15  9:00 am

Cattle Cutting Calnash Ag Event Centre Thursday, June 12  5:30 pm Friday, June 13 7:00 pm Saturday, June 14  7:00 am

Cowboy & Cowgirl Prom Saturday, June 14 6:00pm at Stagecoach Saloon With inspirational guest speaker AMBERLEY SNYDER - “Count your blessings” Amberley was and still is a strong rodeo competitor even though she is in a wheelchair paralyzed from the waist down. Come hear her story!

“Come Cheer On the Rodeo Stars of the Future!”

Jasmin Johal of Ponoka’s U12 Thunder executes a perfect inside cut in keeping the ball away from a defender in the game against Camrose on Thursday, May 29. After an earlier loss and a tie against the same team, the Thunder this time came out victorious with a 5-1 final score. “Our girls have since been training hard and have been getting stronger both in their individual skills and in working together. They are recognizing the importance of teamwork and this was evident in their play in this game,” said coach Calvin David. Photo by Mustafa Eric


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HORNETT Richard James Richard was born on September 30, 1990 in Mackenzie, British Columbia and passed away on May 14, 2014 in Ponoka, Alberta. Richie spent the last three years in Ponoka. He will be lovingly remembered by his father Robert (Sherry Buskas); his mother Maureen (Ray Garrett); his brother Michael (Cherri Carlson); his sisters Dani (Scott Carlson) and Keri Hulsman (Kevin); his nieces and nephews Riley and Hope Hornett, Cache and Shade Carlson, Ryder and Blaire Hulsman and his grandparents Robert (Arlene) Hornett. He was predeceased by his grandmother Ruth Hornett and nephew Garrett Hornett. A Funeral Service has been held. If friends desire, donations may be made to the Edmonton Epilepsy Association, 11007 124 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 0J5. To express condolences to Richie’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

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MULLIN Rodney ‘Rod’ Michael On May 28, 2014, Rod Mullin of Wetaskiwin passed away at the age of 70 years. Rod is survived by his loving family; wife, Judy; children, Christine (Brent) Frandsen, Joanne (Dean) Graff, Matthew Mullin and Robert (Nichole) Mullin; grandchildren, Eric, Ashlyn, Karianne and Kyle Frandsen, Sheldon and Emilee Graff, Peyton and Jayden Mullin, and Rose Mullin; brother, Wesley (Gail) Mullin; sisters-in-law, Leona Grimm, Betty Recknagle, Judy Zimmel and Iona Chaytors; mother, Margaret Mullin; brother, Michael Mullin as well as numerous extended family members, hunting buddies, neighbours and friends. Rodney was predeceased by his father, John Mullin. Memorial Service: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Baker Funeral Chapel, 5302-50 Avenue, Wetaskiwin with Reverend Louis Morin officiating. In Rod’s memory, donations are gratefully accepted to the Vang Cemetery Fund, Wetaskiwin Health Foundation (Palliative Care Room) or to the charity of the donor’s choice. BAKER FUNERAL CHAPEL,

LAFRENIERE Mary Jane (Hagemann) On May 29, 2014 Mrs. Mary Jane Lafreniere (Hagemann) passed away at the age of 98 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Audrey Williamson (Alex), Irene Thomas (Bill), and Wayne Hagemann (Dorothy); grandchildren Wesley Williamson (Katherine), Sandra Williamson-Leadley (Martyn), Shelley Thomas, Joanne Thomas, Lori Hagemann, and Rob Hagemann (Shelagh); greatgrandchildren MacGregor Williamson, Aidan Williamson, Jayden Hagemann, and Rylan Hagemann; extended family Linda Goehring (Lee) and family, Mary-Lynn Allen (Ken) and family, Gary Raab, Eldon Raab (Debra) and family, and Bryon Raab; as well as many other relatives. She was predeceased by her first husband Louis Hagemann; second husband Roland Lafreniere; and siblings Edith Simanton, Ernest McDowell, Robert McDowell, and Clifford McDowell. A Funeral Service will be held at the Ponoka United Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6 with the Interment Service following at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to Ponoka FCSS, The Rimoka Foundation (Endowment Fund), or the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To express condolences to Jane’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements entrusted to PONOKA FUNERAL HOME

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In Memory of Evion Pritchard June 4, 2013 We think of you often since that sad day one year ago when we had to say good bye. We have our memories as the days and months go by and we will never forget. Our thoughts of you ever so dear. When we visit your resting place tears are shed and no one knows the heartache as we turn and leave you. Loved and sadly missed, Marlene, Terry, Sandra, Jenna, Jordan, Ethan, Joshua, Corey, Kaylay and Kent

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3537 HOURS/WEEK Required Qualifications: - Minimum Grade 12 diploma (Sec. Ed. in relevant field preferred) - Exceptional people skills - Excellent organizational abilities - Proficient computer knowledge (Including Word and Excel) - Previous administration experience - Ability to make a 1 year commitment Resumes will be accepted until Friday, June 13, 2014 or until suitable candidate is found. Position commences Monday, June 23, 2014

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Please apply to: Ponoka Youth Centre/Big Brothers Big Sisters Box 4115/#4 5004 54 Street, Ponoka, AB T4J 1R5 Phone: 783-3112 Fax: 783-3108 Email: beth@ponokayouthcentre.com

Oil & Gas Well Testing Night Foremen, Experienced/ Inexperienced Junior Day/Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: apply@wespro.ca or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted

Clerical

Ponoka Christian School is currently ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS to work with students during the 20142015 school year. (Exact start date yet to be determined). There are two positions available— one part-time and one full-time. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and résumé by June 19, 2014 to the contact below. Mr. Robert Morris, Principal Ponoka Christian School 6300 – 50 St, Ponoka, AB T4J 1V3 Fax: 403 783-6687; Email: office@ponokachristianschool.com

PONOKA OFFICE ASSISTANT Calnash Trucking has an immediate opening for an Office Assistant. In this position you will be responsible for general office duties, data entry, computer skills with knowledge in excel/word, and accounts payable/ receivable. Must be energetic, self motivated, above average communication skills, and organized. We offer training, excellent remuneration and benefit Package. Please submit your resume with references to “Ponoka Office Assistant” hr@calnashtrucking.com or mail/drop off to 6526 – 44 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Professionals

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PONOKA VICTIM SERVICES

FULL TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (35 hours/week) 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.

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LOOKING FOR COMBOVAC AND HYDROVAC OPERATORS for Whitecourt, Alberta area. Competitive wages and benefits immediately. Resume to Laurier Laprise at: laurier.l@ironwing.ca or fax 780-396-0078

Professionals

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NOW HIRING

Trades

- Competitive wages - Medical benefits - Paid training - Paid breaks

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: - Overseeing Staff - Customer Service Skills - Opening and Closing Procedures - Handling Cash Apply in person or send resume to Email: kfcjobsrd@yahoo.ca or Fax: 403-341-3820

Truckers/ Drivers

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

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Journeyman & apprentices We offer competitive wages. Full benefits after 90 days. Must have valid drivers licence. Email resume to: d.generationglass @platinum.ca or Fax: 403-886-5224 or Call 403-886-5221

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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

Journeyman & apprentices We offer competitive wages. Full benefits after 90 days. Must have valid drivers licence. Email resume to: d.generationglass @platinum.ca or Fax: 403-886-5224 or Call 403-886-5221 HD LICENSED TECHNICIAN FOR SEVERAL ALBERTA AREAS. Must have or willing to obtain CVIP licence. Please email or fax applications to: Carillion Canada Inc.; dlefsrud@carillionalberta.ca Fax 780-336-2461.

CALNASH TRUCKING LTD

• Equipment Operators We offer competitive wages

FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 25,000/month. 1-800-917-9021. Email: ed@freightland.ca. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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Rimbey Implements Ltd.

860 Phone (780) 352-6041 Please forward your resume by Fax: (780)352-0896 or email: info@centraloilfield.ca

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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

Service Masters Security is hiring Semi Retired Couples and Individuals for manned security gates. Work is done on a contract basis and can vary from year round to seasonal employment depending on worker preference. Schedules are varied depending on the contract term and location within Alberta. We collaborate with you to develop a work schedule that suits your lifestyle. 12345 Valid tickets such as: AB Security guard license, H2S, First Aid, CSTS, WHIMIS are considered an asset for immediate employment. HOWEVER training can be arranged for the right applicants and all persons interested are encouraged to apply! Must be willing to travel and have a personal 4X4 vehicle for work access. How do you apply? For a complete information package and FAQs which includes training requirements & compensation rates submit your resumes with references via email to: careers@servicemasterssecurity.com

Parkland Manor - Rimbey

HOUSEKEEPING/FOOD SERVICES LODGE ATTENDANT Permanent Part-time .60 and Casuals

IN PONOKA requires an immediate

POSITION SUMMARY: The Lodge Attendant is responsible to their supervisor to ensure a high standard of dietary and housekeeping services.

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

IN Ponoka, has immediate openings for SWAMPERS Please submit resumes to 6526 - 44 Ave., Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8 Fax: 403-783-3011 or Email: hr@calnashtrucking.com

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)

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PCL ENERGY. Now hiring Journeyperson Pipefitters ($40+/hour) and Scaffolders ($38+/hour) for an industrial project in Vascoy, SK. LOA of $145/day worked, travel and bonuses paid! We offer competitive wages and benefits. Send resume to: pclenergyjobs@pcl.com.

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QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma Experience with housekeeping duties Experience with kitchen/ dining room duties Familiarity with the use of cleaning equipment & chemicals preferred WHMIS training, First Aid and CPR training Food safety course an asset CONTACT: Human Resources • 403-782-4119 (Fax) 4622 C & E Trail, Lacombe, AB T4L 1M9 rimoka.foundation@bethanygrp.ca Closing Date: June 6, 2014 @ 4:30 p.m. or until suitable candidate found A current Police Information Check is a pre-employment requirement for new employees to the Rimoka Housing Foundation We sincerely thank all candidates for their application; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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

Business Opportunities

ARE YOU STUCK IN A BORING, DEAD END JOB? Are you are a person who enjoys a challenge, working hard, and the satisfaction of a job well done at the end of the day?

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Are you looking for a winning team that you can grow and build your future with?

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If so, we want to get to know you better! A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF DAIRY FEED IS CURRENTLY SEEKING A

PRODUCTION/LABOURER EMPLOYEE FULL TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED FORKLIFT EXPERIENCE AND A CLASS 3 DRIVER’S LICENSE AN ASSET, BUT NOT NECESSARY

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Email/Fax Resumes to: Megan.dutka@nutri-source.ca (403)-948-4493

Ponoka’s preferred Taxi & Delivery Service • Low Flat Rates • Book ahead for off hour trips • Airport service • Ponoka • Edmonton • Red Deer • Calgary

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

Closed Sundays & Holidays We Now Recycle Milk Cartons for Deposit

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DANDY PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Electrical Enclosure & Power Division

• Outside Salesperson (Electrical experience an asset)

• Finisher • Night Welder • Turret Operator/Programmer Full Benefit Package & Production Bonuses. Safe, Warm, Modern Working Environment.

Fax or E-mail your resume in confidence to: A.C. Dandy Products Ltd. Fax: 780-352-2249

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Landscaping

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Kwik Kerb

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

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Campground Hosts Seeking semi-retired couples with RV for summer positions in Kananaskis. Contact 403-591-7377 or kananaskiscountry campgrounds@gmail.com RELIABLE SHOP/YARD WORKER NEEDED. Must have knowledge in small & heavy equipment. Lifting is required, drivers licence. Send resume to: eastendrentals@mcsnet.ca St. Paul, Alberta. REQUIRED Production Welder Painter Shop Laborer Polisher Full or Part Time Crestomere area BANDIT INDUSTRIES 403-783-4284

Employment Training

900

MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Learn to process & submit billing claims for hospitals and doctors! No experience needed! Local training gets you ready to work! 1-888-627-0297.

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Legal Services

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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

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JUST MOVED?

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SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: awna.com/ for-job-seekers.

TAXI SERVICES New Town Taxi & Delivery

870

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Our Hostess’ Gifts and Information are the Key to Your New Community.

Heather Goodwin 403-704-3647 heathermccg@shaw.ca Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

Employment Training

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Pet Services

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Unplanned pregnancy may be difficult to face. We care. For confidential help call 403-343-1611 (24 hrs.)

CLINKERS KENNELS

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+).

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.

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

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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

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Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Stereos, VCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deals........................1755 Misc. For Sale ..................1760 Musical Instruments..........1770 Music Lessons..................1780 Piano & Organs ................1790 Office Supplies ................1800 Pets & Supplies ................1810 Pet Services ....................1820 Cats ..................................1830 Dogs ................................1840 Sports Cards ....................1850 Sporting Goods ................1860 Collectorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940

Auctions

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ACREAGE & MOVING AUCTION For Glen & Verna Peters Ray & Eleanor Strang Sunday June 8 - 10 a.m Location: East of Olds overpass on Hwy 27 to Hwy #791, then north 4 miles to Twp #334 (Windborne Rd), then east to RR. #274, then north.. Watch for signs. All acreage equipment, Tractors, 3 pth equipment, Shop Tools, Anitques, Collectibles, Household.... Check the web for full listing and pictures... Pilgrim Auction Service 403-556-5531 www.auctionsales.ca

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AUCTION SALE. Wednesday, June 18, 5:30 p.m. Acreage North of Onoway. Toyota RAV4, 2 western saddles/tack, Massey 44, Yamaha 350 quad, more. Details: www. spectrumauctioneering.com Call 780-960-3370 / 780-903-9393. 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. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

UNRESERVED AUCTION SALE - Leroy Rasmuissen Estate. Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m., Nanton, Alberta. Tractors & shop equipment; www.theauctioncompany.ca UNRESERVED AUCTIONS. June 11, Onoway - Waldowski, 780-967-5603; 2-JD 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, JD 60, M & AR Tractors. June 12, Kitscoty - Weirs, 780-846-2487; Inland 2000 bale picker; Enrossi 12 wheel rake; NH 660; NH 499; JD 77221 P. type; Case 2390 & 2090; grain bins & more. June 14, Athabasca - Johnson, 780-689-6205; Scat Trac 1500 skidsteer; Wilson stock trailer; Case 2390; 2004 Duramax; NH499; Case 8460; JD 9350 H.drills; 1998 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Marathon jet boat; 2009-3 pontoon 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Crestliner boat; guns, Skidooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, quads. June 21 & 22, Redwater, 780-446-9555; 3-2012 JD 568â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2-956 Mocoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; F. King 2450 bale picker; yard will be full. June 22, Redwater - Antiques, Collector Tractors & Vehicles; 1970 & 72 SS Chevelles; 1974 GTX; 2008 Viper; 1951 Merc.; clear vision pumps, windmills, huge amount. View online: www.prodaniukauctions.com

UNRESERVED PUBLIC FARM & HORSE RITCHIE BROS AUCTION. June 7, 2104 at Teepee Creek, Alberta for North Fork Farms. ANTIQUE Featuring 2008 Charmac & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION. 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 37â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 3 horse angle c/w June 7, Namao living quarters, tack room. Elementary School, 10 a.m. Hardwood, bathroom Onan â&#x20AC;˘ B-PRESSURE â&#x20AC;˘ PIPELINE â&#x20AC;˘ OILFIELD Car models, Coca-Cola, 3600 gen set, slide-out, vintage soda shop/ice roof storage, loaded. One â&#x20AC;˘ ASME Section VIII Division I VESSEL cream parlor, antique/ way C-Cans 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; FABRICATION & PIPING vintage tools, furniture, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; one car garage, much more. Details: www. 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cabin. â&#x20AC;˘ SHOP/PORTABLE spectrumauctioneering.com 2008 Honda 680 quad, â&#x20AC;˘ CNC PLASMA CUTTING 780-903-9393. 2007 Redneck 800 side X side. Over 60 free standing â&#x20AC;˘ ALUMINUM â&#x20AC;˘ SHEARING & FORMING AUCTION SALE. panels many with gates. Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m. Bobcat T250 & JD 250 Welding & heavy duty skidsteers - 6way dozer MAIN: (403) 783-7591 mechanic tools/equipment. blade, new sweeper, Acreage equipment. FAX: (403) 783-8178 SW of Stony Plain, Alberta. buckets, pallet forks, pallet forks extensions & bale Details: www. forks all to fit skidsteers. Website: www.harbinwelding.com spectrumauctioneering.com 2008 GMC 3500 Dually & 780-960-3370 / 2003 Dodge 3500 both E-mail: bharbin@telus.net 780-903-9393. rigged to pull. Horses 2 teams, 3 saddle horses & 1 reg. foundation Quarter Well Well Well Horse Stallion (Grullo Drilling Drilling Drilling colour) all demo the day of sale. Mega new horse equipment featuring new 16â&#x20AC;? Billy Cook Pro Roping Saddle, quality harness sold right off of teams, (Province Wide) new collars, eveners, neck )RON&ILTERSs3OFTENERSs$ISTILLERSs2EVERSE/SMOSIS yoke. 3 Bobsleighs one Tell them Danny h+ONTINUOUS3HOKv#HLORINATOR new and original, 6 horse Hooper sent you 0ATENTED7HOLE(OUSE2EVERSE/SMOSIS3YSTEM wagons - 2 horse trailer. For complete list of details 7ITHINMILESOF%DMONTON & photos visit: rbauctions.com. 2ED$EER #ALGARY.EW'OVERNMENTWATERWELLGRANTSTARTS!PRIL Phone owner, 4IME0AYMENT0LAN/!#FORWATERWELLSANDWATERTREATMENT George James 780-831-0089 or Mike Slon, View our 29 patented and patent Territory Manager 780-518-6249. pending inventions online at Something for Everyone www.1800bigiron.com Everyday in Classifieds

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METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Very competitive prices! Largest colour selection in Western Canada. Available at over 25 Alberta Distribution Locations. 40 Year Warranty. Call 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS. Hot savings - spring sale! 20x24 $4348. 25x24 $4539. 30x30 $6197. 32x36 $7746. 40x46 $12,116. 47x72 $17,779. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; www.pioneersteel.ca

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PONOKA PLUMBING & HEATING We now carry a complete line of Ritchie Stockwater parts Hours of Business: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5 pm

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

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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

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SAWMILLS from only $4,397. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & dvd: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT

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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. PUREBRED red and black Angus bulls. 1 and 2 year olds. Semen tested and delivered. Vicwin Farms 403-784-3517, 403-318-7363. SHORTHORN BULLS FOR SALE, REDS, ROANS AND WHITES. Semen tested and delivery within 100 miles. www. prospecthillshorthorns.com Les & Shelley Peterson, 780-877-2444.

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FEED BARLEY. 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. 403-732-5641. 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. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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Near Coronation Park & Trails For Sale or Rent 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. Avail. Now. Walk to work downtown. $339,900 Rent $1700 + utils. $1700 s.d. required No pets, No smoking Agent selected 403-396-5516 cell or Mon-Wed 314-4318

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FURNISHED BACHELOR SUITE FOR RENT IN PONOKA. TV & utils. incld. $550/mo. 403-963-0204 PONOKA: Upper 1 bdrm. suite, clean, bright, recent reno’s, 3 appls, shared laundry, pets/smoke free. Adult bldg. Must be employed, avail. July. 1, $775. mo. + 1 mo. d/d. 780-372-2294 Newly renovated 1 & 2 bedroom units in Ponoka: 3724-45 Street. 403-357-0287

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ROOMMATE WANTED for executive home N/S, N/P, no drugs, no children Social drinker only Clean & responsible References required 403-790-6255 or 403-319-7948 We change daily to serve you better.

* *$309,000* * #314 6 Michener Blvd. Welcome To One Of Red Deer’s Premier Adult Complexes! 1 bdrm. 2 baths plus Den open concept condo is in new cond. Immed. poss. Enjoy great views & privacy. Call TIM MALEY, Re/Max 403-550-3533 EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.

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Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 Houses Wanted ................4030 Condos/Townhouses ........4040 Condo for rent in Sylvan Acreages ..........................4050 Acreages Wanted ............4060 Lake. 1 bed + den and u/gd parking. All util except Farms/Land ......................4070 cable. $1200/month. Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 403-630-8515 Manufactured/ PONOKA 3 bdrm. newer Mobile Homes ..................4090 townhouse, 3 bath, 5 appls. Income Property ..............4100 rent $1400. 403-704-1221 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 Start your career! Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 See Help Wanted Businesses for Sale..........4140 Buildings for Sale ............4150 PONOKA: 3 Bedroom townhome close to schools Lots for Sale ....................4160 and recreation, available Out of Town Property ......4170 July 1. $1100. mo./d.d. Investment Opportunities ..4180 N.S, no pets. rent incld’s Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190 town bill and one paved parking spot with plug in. Call Mary 403-783-6609

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THE VILLAGE OF ALIX,

Transportation Public Notices #5000-5300

Trucks

ACREAGE FOR SALE

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Financial #4400 - #4430

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS IN THE COURT QUEEN’S BENCH OF ALBERTA SURROGATE MATTERS JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF CALGARY IN THE ESTATE OF DARWIN WILLIAM WEIDEMANN late of Ponoka, Alberta, who died on the 9th day of May, 2014. If you have a claim against this Estate, you must file your claim by the 4th day of July, 2014 and provide details of your claim to: STILES LAW OFFICE Solicitor for the Personal Representative 209 - 10th Avenue S. Box 790 Carstairs, Alberta T0M 0N0 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

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

Houses For Sale

Phone Randy Mohl at

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

NOW THEREFORE NOTICE is hereby given by the Council of the Village of Alix that, unless a petition of the owners for a vote on By-law No. 413/14 is demanded, as provided for by the terms of Section 231 of the Municipal Government Act, the said Council may pass the said borrowing by-law. All persons interested are hereby notified and they are required to govern themselves accordingly. DATED at the Village of Alix, in the Province of Alberta, this 21st day of May, 2014. Village of Alix Per: Bonnie Cretzman Chief Administrative Officer INFORMATION FOR ELECTORS Pursuant to Section 1(i) of the Municipal Government Act an “elector” means: 1. A person who is eligible to vote in the election for a councillor under the Local Authorities Election Act.

A poll may be demanded in the Village of Alix by electors equal in number to at least a) in the case of a municipality other than a summer village, by electors of the municipality equal in number to at least 10% of the population and b) in the case of a summer village, by 10% of the electors of the summer village in accordance with the provisions of section 223 of the Municipal Government Act and in accordance with the provisions of section 251 of the Municipal Government Act.

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PENDI 4301 – 54 STREET 2 BEDROOM

5704 Hwy 2A North, Ponoka

The total cost of the aforesaid project amounts to $545,000. After deducting from this cost the amount of $45,000 to be received by way of municipal reserves, the net amount to be borrowed on the credit and security of the municipality at large by the issue of debentures is $500,000.00. The debenture is to be repayable to the Alberta Capital Finance Authority in 40 equal consecutive semi annual installments of combined principal and interest, the semi annual interest not to exceed five per centum (5.0%), or the interest rate as fixed from time to time by the Alberta Capital Finance Authority;

a) is at least 18 years old, b) is a Canadian citizen, and c) has resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and is resident in the area on election day.

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SECTION 251 - THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Village of Alix, in the Province of Alberta, has given first reading to Borrowing By-law No. 413/14 which will, upon final passage and approval, authorize the proper officers of the said Village of Alix to borrow monies from the Alberta Capital Finance Authority by way of debenture issue, to pay for the cost of the following municipal purpose(s), namely the Design Preparation for the Water Distribution System and Upgrades to the Sewage Lagoon (within/outside) the limits of the said municipality;

Pursuant to section 47(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act a person is eligible to vote in an election if he:

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Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU

Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU

The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by Ronald, Patricia & Helen Hagemann to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows:

The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by Delbert & Donna Merrill (Agent-Ken Merrill) to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows:

Reclassify Pt NW 7-42-25-W4 (approximately 5.0 acres total) from County Residential Hobby District to County Residential to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area.

Reclassify Pt NE 18-42-25-W4 (approximately 5.0 acres total) from Agricultural District to Country Residential to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area.

Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building.

Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building.

A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours.

A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours.

Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 -Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 Email: PonokaCounty@ PonokaCounty.com

Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 -Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 Email: PonokaCounty@ PonokaCounty.com

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU

Amendment to Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU

The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by Jerry Dodds to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows:

The Council of Ponoka County has been asked by LBM Holdings to amend Land Use By-Law 7-08-LU as follows:

Reclassify Pt NE 14-42-26-W4 (approximately 6.5 acres total) from Agricultural District to Country Residential Hobby to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area.

Reclassify Pt SW 10-43-26-W4 (approximately 18.5 acres total) from Agricultural District to Country Residential to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area into possible 2-9 acre parcels or 3-6 acre parcel.

Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours. Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 -Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 Email: PonokaCounty@ PonokaCounty.com

Before considering the by-law, Council will hold a Public Hearing at which any person claiming to be affected may ask questions or make comments. This hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the Council Chambers of the County Administration Building. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at the County Administration Building, Ponoka, Alberta during regular office hours. Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 -Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 Email: PonokaCounty@ PonokaCounty.com


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Egypt’s Man of Destiny – For a While BY GWYNNE DYER

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND USE BY-LAW Ponoka County Council intends to amend the Land Use By-Law to allow applications for medical marijuana production in Direct Control districts only. This would allow Council to regulate and control the use and development of land and buildings in any manner it considers necessary. The public would have the opportunity for input at Public Hearings. Also, as a result of the adoption of the Highway #2 Corridor Study, Council will consider amending the Prime Location Commercial district of the Land Use By-Law and adopting a new zoning for Residential Mixed Use. Before making a decision on the matter, Council will hold a public hearing at which any person may ask questions or state their opinion. This hearing will be held at 11:15 a.m. on June 17, 2014 in the Chambers of the Ponoka County Office, 4205 Highway #2A in Ponoka. The proposed by-laws may be viewed at the County Office or will be mailed, emailed or faxed to anyone who requests it. Charlie B. Cutforth Chief Administrative Officer Ponoka County 4205 -Highway #2A PONOKA, Alberta T4J 1V9 Phone: 783-3333 Fax: 783-6965 Email: PonokaCounty@PonokaCounty.com

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To the vast surprise of absolutely nobody, Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi won the Egyptian presidential election last week. Moreover, he won it with a majority that would pass for a resounding triumph in most countries. But it is a disarmingly modest majority for an Arab Man of Destiny. Not for Sisi the implausible margins of victory claimed by Men of Destiny in other Arab countries, like the 96.3 percent that Egypt’s last dictator, Hosni Mubarak, claimed in his first election 21 years ago, or the spectacular 100 percent that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein allegedly got in his last election in 2002. No, Sisi just claimed 93.3 percent of the votes, a number low enough that it might actually be true. Sisi’s real problem is that even with the media cowed and the full resources of the state behind him, only 46 percent of eligible Egyptians turned out to vote. He had confidently predicted an 80 percent turnout. As an aspiring dictator who overthrew the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, only one year ago, Sisi needed a big turnout. At least 1,500 protesters have been shot dead in the streets, and a minimum of 16,000 political dissidents are in jail. Sisi has shut down a popular revolution and he needed to demonstrate massive public support for what he did. He didn’t get it. Towards the end of the scheduled two days of the election, the people around him panicked. The interim prime minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, let slip that barely 30 percent had voted so far – and the regime abruptly announced that there would be a third day of voting. An unscheduled public holiday was declared, and non-voters were threatened with a large fine. In the end, Sisi’s officials claimed a 46 percent turnout, although journalists reported that many polling booths were almost empty on the third day. But let’s be generous and assume that 40 percent of eligible Egyptians did vote. If 93.3 percent of those people truly did vote for Sisi, then he has the support of just over one-third of Egyptians. Other Arab dictators have ruled their countries for decades with no more popular support than that, but it will probably not sustain Sisi through the hard times that are coming. Too many Egyptians are struggling just to feed their families. Egypt’s economy is running on fumes, and there would not even be enough bread for people to eat – Egypt is the world’s largest importer of wheat – if Sisi were not getting

massive infusions of aid from Saudi Arabia and most of the smaller Gulf states, which are very happy that he is killing off the Egyptian revolution. But even the great wealth of the Gulf kingdoms cannot win Sisi more than a breathing space: all of them together have only about a third of Egypt’s population. And there is no good reason to believe that the Egyptian army, which is now effectively in charge, has the skill to resolve the country’s grave economic problems. Indeed, its highest priority will be to protect its own massive business empire. Sisi talks about how Egyptians “must work, day and night, without rest” to restore the economy after three years of revolutionary chaos, and his budget plan calls for slashing energy subsidies by 22 percent in one year. Austerity is not going to win him any thanks from Egypt’s poor, however, and his political honeymoon will not last long. What will happen after that can be predicted from the results of Egypt’s only fully free election two years ago. Mohamed Morsi and another Islamist candidate got a total of 42 percent of the votes in the first round of that election, while the leftist candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi, got 21 percent. (Morsi won in the second round, when Sabahi and two other candidates had dropped out.) We can safely presume that few Islamist supporters voted at all in last week’s election. It’s clear that most of Sabahi’s former supporters also abstained: he was the only candidate who dared to run against Sisi, but he only got 3 percent this time. Islamists and leftists therefore make up the majority of the 55-60 percent who did not vote for Sisi this time – and that is good news for him, because the two groups have very little in common. Those who did vote for Sisi were mostly people with no strong ideological convictions who were simply exhausted by the turmoil of the past three years. They voted for “stability”, and believed Sisi’s promise that he could deliver it. So long as they go on believing that, a deeply divided opposition poses little threat to him. But most of the people who voted for Sisi thought that when he said “stability”, he really meant an improvement in their living standards, and it’s most unlikely that he can deliver that. When they lose faith in Sisi, the opposition will achieve critical mass, and it probably won’t take more than two years. The Egyptian revolution is not over yet. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

Growing/Going Up warmer temperatures have increased seedGood planting conditions and favourable weather in the U.S. has led to corn prices ing completion percentages. That being said, dipping slightly over the last week joining there’s more than a few producers saying the wheat prices on the downtrend, thanks to a extra shot of moisture is good for the soil but more bearish global picture. Old crop soyI would say there’s a few areas who are hopbean prices have popped recently, hitting ing for less beer clouds so the drill can be put 11-month highs as crush margins and meat away for the year (worth the precaution to prices in China are improving while the have tow straps on standby!). balance sheet in the U.S. is still fairly tight. It’s been in negotiations for the last deDomestic Chinese prices for soymeal, corn, cade, but China and Russia have appeared to wheat, and pork have all rallied in the last have finally become best friends and agreed month, with pork prices leading the way, up to a natural gas deal worth nearly $400 Billion 20 per cent. With this move to the upside in over 30 years. While this is nothing short of a soybeans and to the downside in corn the last landmark agreement, the interesting piece is Brennan Turner few days, it is thought that more acres that that the deal won’t rely on western banking for Farm Lead have yet to be planted (AKA swing acres) financing as both countries look to veer away could be seeded with soybeans instead of from doing business in U.S. dollars. This in corn. However, there’s still a two dollar mind, is this an opportunity lost by the Canaspread between July and September contracts (and a $2.50 spread to November from July!). The main reason for the dian energy sector? Quite possibly. With all the nit-picking large difference is the expectations for a huge U.S. crop com- over TransCanada’s XL pipeline, the company is now coning off in three-to-four months. Still, at these prices, some sidering to ship crude by rail from Hardisty, AB to the main producers are getting a better margin than planting corn. The storage site in Steele City, Nebraska (and you thought this soybean market seems to have little effect on the canola trade year’s rail movement of oil over grain was bad…). Nonecurrently though as the Canadian oilseed staple is slightly theless, it appears that Ceres Global Ag Corp.’s Northgate, SK rail hub will begin operations later this year and has belower and relatively quiet amidst seeding. The canola trade has seen brief moments of strength on friended the BNSF network, a big plus as it connects to 28 thoughts of delayed seeding in the Canadian Prairies, a new different states, multiple Gulf and Pacific ports, and Mexico. crusher in Quebec needing 500,000 tonnes a year, & upgrades Certainly, the open market is creating new opportunities, but to Richardson’s Yorkton, SK bringing their total annual crush one should consider hedging price risk proactively - – it’s capacity to 1.5 million tonnes. However, it’s speculated that easier to make sales when you can, not when you have to. To growth, there’s still a fair amount of the oilseed available in Western Canada and more analysts are expecting a record E.U. Brennan Turner rapeseed crop this year. Further, some good sunshine and President, FarmLead.com


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