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k r a P e h t n i Summer M A R PROG

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Student program directors Karlee Pearson (left), and Lauren Brager, will be leading children through fun filled activities this summer.

Inside... Children who live in or near Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Ferintosh, Kingman, Hay Lakes or New Norway will once again have the opportunity to attend the very popular Summer In The Park Program. The rural community initiative, now in its twenty-second season, and completely free of charge to all participants, is operated by the Rural Community Program, CDSS (Camrose and District Support Services) and is supported by Battle River Community Foundation and Tim Hortons. Children five years of age or older will learn a variety of skills in the one day “camps.” The casual and lively learning environment encourages the concept of having fun with peers in a safe, tolerant and respectful manner. For further information, contact Clarence Hastings, Rural Community Director, CDSS at 780-672-0141 or visit www.camrosefcss.ca.

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News Features… Battle River Coop continues to raise the bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waskahegan Trail hike anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campground safety and security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Battle River Power Coop continues to raise the bar By Murray Green

The Battle River Power Coop continues to raise the bar every year. Membership owners gathered to listen to the past year’s achievements on June 21 at the Norsemen Inn. “We raise the bar at many levels and sometimes in very intricate ways. We have employees who pursue certifications in their chosen profession and we utilize that knowledge and skillset to raise the bar,” said Colleen Musselman, general manager of the Coop, in her report. “Embracing innovations also helps us raise the bar and this year, we completed a mapping system update and instituted a new costing system providing real time cost with GPS.” Member input resulted an upgraded telephone system that is more capable of handling the increasing call volume. “Every year, we celebrate our accomplishments, but continue to raise the bar in the areas of economic responsibility by purchasing the majority of our goods locally. This year’s community commitment resulted in almost $6 million in local spending and an additional $17 million provincially,” added Colleen. “We raised the bar once again this year by leaving savings in members’ hands versus producing profits for stakeholders. This year, the collective membership saved nearly $ 5 million, which translates to an average savings per member of $597,” stated Colleen. “Battle River Power Coop raised the bar 69 years ago when we raised the first power pole and brought a critical economic development advantage to rural Alberta – electricity. We benchmark the true cost of power delivery to rural Alberta because we operate as a cooperative and do not generate profits for stockholders,” said Dan Astner, chair of the Coop board of directors. “With Battle River Power Coop, you are more than simply a customer, you are a member.” The 2018-19 board of directors was established at the meeting. Terry Pederson, Malcolm Barr and John Winnick were re-elected. Francis “Biff ” Blue and Claire Nordin retired from the board to leave two positions open. Tim Coates was elected and one spot remains open to be filled at a later date.

BRIGHT FUTURE

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Retiring Battle River Power Coop board member Claire Nordin, left, presented $1,000 scholarships to (above left) Alyssa Henderson of Bashaw (agriculture at University of Alberta), above right, Kaitlyn Maxwell of Viking (nursing at University of BC) and below left, Jaslyn Rasmuson of Gwynne (medicine at University of Alberta) at the company’s annual general meeting on June 21. Missing is Bethany Jantz of rural Camrose (kinesiology at University of Alberta).

Other members of the board include Dan Astner, Brian Carlson, Don Moman, Bruce Carlson, Francis Prefontaine, Leonard Blumenthal, Jim Matthews, Dave Thomas, Vernon Hafso and Kevin Mathieu. Accountant Michelle Miller pointed out the Coop has $61,429,690 in total assets, $53,180,783

in net assets and $8,248,907 in total liabilities to put the power company in good shape. Alyssa Henderson of Bashaw, Bethany Jantz of Camrose, Kaitlyn Maxwell of Viking and Jaslyn Rasmuson of Gwynne received $1,000 scholarships to enter post-secondary education.

Canadian forage, grasslands export ready By Murray Green

Livestock producers across Canada and abroad depend on the high quality hay produced by this country’s forage and grassland industry in order to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food. I ncreased forage expor ts, valued at $ 360.8 million for 2017, are helping the agriculture sector reach its potential to be an even stronger economic engine for the economy, driving towards a target of growing annual ag ri-food exports to $75 billion by 2025. A g r ic u ltu re a nd A g r i-Food M i n ist er Lawrence Mac Aulay announced a federal investment of $ 98,950 for the Canadian Forage and Grasslands A ssociation (CFGA) for a project funded through the AgriMarketing program under the Growing Forward 2 agreement.

T he i nve st ment is helping the sector increase export capacity and streng then awareness of Canadian forage products to new and emerging markets. In addition to participating in international trade expos in the United States, the CFGA developed export readiness training for their members and developed strategies for emerging markets. A further investment of $16,000 was provided to CFGA to hire a student intern under the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative to help farmers integrate environmenta l ly benef ic ia l management practices into their crop planning. The initiative has created 591 youth jobs nationally, both on the farm and with organizations engaged in the agriculture and agrifood sector. “Our gover nment

has a strong agenda for growth in agriculture and agri-food and is committed to supporting our farmers, young and old, with strateg ic investments and opportunities that expand growth, deliver prosperity and create well-paying middle class jobs,” said Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “Ca nada’s forage sector is the largest land-use type in Canadian agriculture and is exceptionally diverse, covering over 72 million acres coast to coast. The forage sector generates an annual value of $ 5.09 billion as the backbone of the ruminant livestock sector, and serves an increasingly important role in feeding livestock around the world. Forage exporters from across the country are ramping up production to service growing mar-

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Enjoying the opportunity to be the teacher in the Camrose and District Centennial Museum school house are, Hay Lakes residents, left nine-year-old Layne and six-year-old Natalie Martin. The girls were taking in all the sights and activities during the Camrose Canada Day celebrations held on July 1 at the Camrose and District Centennial Museum and grounds.


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FOR ALL POSITIONS: MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK AUGUST 1-5 INCLUSIVE, ANY SHIFT Please submit your resumé to: Camrose Regional Exhibition, Attention: Paula 4250 Exhibition Drive, Camrose, AB T4V 4Z8 Fax: 780-672-8140. No phone calls please. Email to: paulat@cre.ab.ca

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Waskahegan Trail hike anniversary don’t drive can enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty of the countryside. “The trail is a unique treasure in this province and I can see why David and Ross were excited to take on the whole thing at the start of their summer vacation.” The Waskahegan Trail

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Hikers walk a section at Wanisan Lake in Beaver Hills country. People hike every Sunday. By Murray Green

About 50 years ago, two brothers hiked the 290 km Waskahegan Trail in just two weeks. The summer adventure of 50 years ago provides lasting memories for the Dorward brothers and inspiration for local hikers. On July 4, 1968, Ross Dorward, 16, and brother David, 15, started a hike on the newly-created Waskahegan Trail in central Alberta. The trail was developed as a Canadian centennial project, initially through the efforts of their father Fred Dorward and the Oil Capital Kiwanis group. The trail runs mostly on private land and has

few amenities for camping. “Ross and I completed it with Converse running shoes, heavy canvas backpacks, and no tent or freeze-dried food,” said David. He still has the journal he kept from the trip. The route took them through Edmonton, Battle River country, Camrose, Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan and St. Albert. “When we arrived at Emily Murphy Park on our return, we were met by Lt. Governor Grant MacEwan.” On July 24, the brothers were welcomed in St. Albert. According to the report in the St. Albert Gazette, “Both boys looked

remarkably fresh—didn’t even complain of sore feet.” Waskahegan Trail Association president JoAnne Burek said, “Quite often we’re asked whether it’s possible to hike the whole trail in one go. Except for young David and Ross Dorward, I don’t think anyone else has done it. When we look back on what they did, we’re awestruck. “We recommend that regular folk like us walk the trail in day trips. For example, our Sunday guided hikes cover 5 km sections at a time, for 10 km return trips. Anyone can join us. And because we carpool from Edmonton, even city-dwellers who

Association is a volunteer organization dedicated to building and maintaining the Waskahegan Trail around Edmonton and neighboring east and south areas. For more information, visit https://waskahegantrail.ca or email info@ waskahegantrail.ca.


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Campground safety and security

Al Zimmerman Photography Wildlife photographer Al Zimmerman is not only a talented photographer, he has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. This skill enabled him to film this bird feigning injury to distract predators from its young.

Protect our natural resources By Lori Larsen

This time of year, more and more people are enjoying the great outdoors and all that our natural resources have to offer. When camping, hiking or enjoying other activities outside, it is important for all users to keep the impact on natural surroundings to a minimum. The following are a few tips to keep in mind to protect the environment and wildlife when exploring the outdoors. Stay on designated trails as much as possible. Straying off trails can cause unnecessary stress on natural surroundings and you could run the risk of losing your bearings. “Pack it in, pack it” out is the golden rule when spending time in outdoors in any parks, campgrounds or back country. Even if you didn’t bring it in, remove any trash you find on your adventure. In most instances, the cutting and removing of trees and deadwood on public land in Alberta is not permitted unless a permit is acquired. Remember, wildlife is wild and should be treated as such. Feeding wildlife is strictly forbidden. Human food is extremely

unhealthy for wildlife and can create a false sense of security for both the animals and the humans. Approaching wildlife in their natural surroundings should be done so with respect and caution. If at all possible, avoid getting too close. It could cause unnecessary stress on the animals and result in an unfriendly encounter. Don’t encourage your pets to encounter wildlife either. Letting your dog or cat chase wildlife is unsafe. Abide by all laws and regulations when it comes to wildlife and conservation. Hunting and fishing regulations can be viewed at www.albertaregulations. ca/huntingregs/ or www. albertaregulations.ca/fish ingregs/. Following the rules means our natural resources will last for many more years, for everyone to enjoy. If at any time you observe suspicious or illegal hunting or fishing activity, dangerous wildlife encounters or serious public lands abuse, report it online at www.reportapoacher.com or by telephone at 1-800-6423800.

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster A busy little muskrat was enjoying a late night snack of weeds and reeds before heading in for the evening.

By Lori Larsen

The holiday trailer is packed with all the fixins of camping. Hotdogs, marshmallows, campfire sticks, bug repellent and a slew of other necessities. Many Albertans have waited a long time to head to the campgrounds and take up temporary residence to enjoy a summer holiday. But like anything else, priorities of a fun and memorable holiday should begin with safety and security. Campground safety Prior to leaving on your holiday ensure your vehicle is in top running condition. If you are towing a trailer also check it to make sure it is mechanically sound, tire pressure is correct and the fridge, stove, plumbing, lighting, generator, electrical and other mechanical items are working properly.

clean and do not leave food laying around. This is an open invitation to unwanted campsite guests such as rodents or bears that can not only cause havoc with your property, but can be dangerous. Store your food in secured containers or hoisted in a tree away from sleeping or play areas. Try not to wipe food products onto your clothing, especially when in bear country. The smell is too hard for them to resist. Do not use portable stoves, space heaters or barbecues inside your tent or enclosed camper. If using a tent, have extra blankets, clothes for warmth and working flashlights and extra batteries inside the tent. CO2 poisoning can occur when using natural gas appliances. If at any

first aid kit in your trailer or vehicle and take a smaller kit when out hiking. Make sure you have plenty of drinking water. Know your area and plan ahead when choosing a camping site. Take maps of the area, a compass and a cellular phone where service is available. Always tell someone else where you plan on camping and hiking. Where possible, avoid camping in unfamiliar and underused areas. Campground security Nothing can ruin a wonderful holiday more than being the victim of a crime. Never post your intentions of being away from home on social media and have someone tend to your home while you are away. “A campsite is no different than when at home.

While travelling to and from your camping destination, be aware of hazards on the roadways such as animals, broken down vehicles, branches or other debris and construction sites. Be sure to reduce your speed in rainy conditions and remember to leave plenty of room for stopping, especially when towing. Strictly obey all campground traffic rules. Speed limits are drastically reduced in campgrounds and playground areas. Be especially aware of children in campground areas who may dart in and out of treed areas. Camrose County manager/sergeant protective services Mike Kuzio reminds all camping patrons to be aware of the local bylaws and how they apply to where they are camping. Check your campsite prior to setting up to clear away any possible hazards such as glass, sharp items, branches or garbage left from previous campers. Keep your campsite

time you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches or confusion while inside your tent or trailer, get outside into fresh air immediately. If symptoms persist, seek immediate medical attention. Always make sure you abide by fire bans. When fire bans are not in affect, make sure your campfire is under control at all times and thoroughly extinguished when leaving the site. “Keep your campfire to a reasonable size and contained to the firepit,” advised Kuzio. “Never leave a campfire unattended.” Have a well maintained and working flashlight or battery-operated lantern for safety when traversing around your site and the campground. Remember to pack extra batteries. Don’t forget the bug repellent. It is wise to have some antihistamines on hand in the event of an allergic reaction to a bite or contact with a plant species. Have a well-stocked

Ensure your vehicles and RVs are locked,” said Kuzio. The number one rule: lock it or lose it. Make sure all belongings are put away in a locked vehicle or trailer when leaving the site for any length of time. Lock your vehicle and trailer at night while sleeping. Avoid putting your home address on your key ring in the event you lose your keys or they are stolen. Supply a phone number only. Make it a habit to introduce yourself to campground personnel and your camping neighbours. Personalizing yourself with others increases your chances of having someone else looking out for you. Report anything suspicious to the campground management, county peace officers, RCMP, park ranger or Fish and Wildlife officer. Stay safe and secure and your camping trip will be memorable for all the right reasons.


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• 2009 Lamar 20 ft. t/a flatdeck bumper hitch trailer, GVWR = 14,000 lb., 8 bolt rims, new electric brakes and wiring, recent wheel alignment, slide in ramps, excellent condition. • Trail type s/a 5.5 ft. L X 4 ft. W utility dump trailer, like new. MISCELLANEOUS • Sanitary heavy duty meat grinder. • Globe meat saw. • Wine rack. • 2” Water pump w/ 6.5 hp. motor. • Tanned deer hide and elk hide. • Cast iron seat. • Eaton’s #703 portable record player. • Fishing rods and tackle. • Booster cables. • Extension and step ladders. • Folding tables. LAWN and GARDEN • John Deere X540 ride-on lawn tractor w/ 54” deck and 4 ft. front blade, 470 hr., 23.5 hp, 1 owner, shedded, excellent condition. • Bobcat 3-pt. hitch 72” rotary mower. • Yard Machines rear tine rototiller. • Craftsman 6 hp push lawnmower w/ rear bagger. • Trail type 4 ft. dandelion wick roller w/ poly chemical tank. • Fertilizer spreader. • Trail type 31” lawn aerator. • Trail type 3.5 ft garden cultivator. • Trail type 3 ½ ft. land roller. • Hedgetrimmer. • Water fountain.

• Hobart Air Force 250ci plasma cutter. • Galaxy 12 speed heavy duty drill press. • Forney 275 AC/DC welder w/ cables. • Sanborn Magna Force 3 hp. air compressor, 20 gallon tank. • Greenlee 1399 metal bandsaw. • Craftsman 8” bench grinder w/ stand. • 400 lb. portable picker on casters. • (2) oxy acetylene cutting torches. • Proto metal tool chest. • Engine hoist. • Welding table. (4 ft. wide x 2.5 ft. depth.) • Sears Craftsman portable air compressor. • (6) Makita and Dewalt angle grinders. • Hitachi cut-off saw. • Welding clamps. • Dewalt reciprocating saw. • Sawhorses. • Makita 13mm reversible drill. • Tiger torch. • Vice grips. • Magnets. • 3 Phase 1 hp motor. • Come-along. • ½ hp and ¾ hp motors. • 1 Ton chain hoist. • Hammers. • Jackall. • Tap & die set. • 10” Orbital polisher. • Open end wrenches. • Metal clamps. • Dolly. • Portable air tank. • Block & tackle. • Floor jacks. • Creeper. • Shop vacs. • Jerry cans. • Wagner airless paint sprayer. • Crowbars. • Adjustable pipe roller. • Plus more items too numerous to list.

UNRESERVED ANTIQUE and COLLECTIBLE AUCTION Larry & Maureen Arsenault and Debbie Baxter 4813-50 AVENUE, THORSBY

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 – 10 am Being held in former Art’s Service & Repair building, 1-1/2 blocks east of Main Street in Thorsby. Watch For Signs • GST will be charged where applicable • Lunch Available ATV Yahama 200E trike c/w racks, E.S., reverse, new tires; Yamahauler 2-wheel trailer c/w dump box ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES Horse drawn cart; harrow cart; Ideal oak small wood heater; cream cans; wash boards; plunger washers; trunk; Coke collectibles; coal oil lamps; Aladdin lamps; ass’t. old cans;

antique garden seeder; crocks; barn lanterns; spring riding horse; copper ware; antique jars; silverware set; crank cream separators; horse hames; grain scoop; antique tires; washtub crank wringer; piano stool c/w claw and glass feet; wooden chairs; C.P.R. lanterns; hockey memorabilia; race car memorabilia; glass collection; Furby collection; six buggy wheels (like

new); butter churns; ass’t. toys; figurines; Danielle Steel books; antique newspaper memorabilia; hallway table; karaoke entertainment system; ass’t. old books; CDs; records; DVDs; ass’t. pictures and frames; Cherish teddy figurines; Singer sewing machine; Royal Albert china; hockey game; enamel ware; hockey card collection; antique tools; Calgary Stampede memorabilia; gold tea License No. 200809 Box 71, Sunnybrook, AB

ALVIN MILLER 780-789-2226 or Cell 780-920-6738 TREVOR MILLER 780-722-2705 BARRY KASHA 780-374-2472 Camrose, Daysland, Killam, Tofield, Holden DARCY SHEETS 780-336-6485 Kingman, Rosalind, Viking Clerk: Judy Bentley “For Reasonable Rates and Excellent, Friendly Service, Give Us a Call”

set; ass’t. children’s books; life jackets; rocking chair; furniture; ass’t. household; ass’t. signed pictures; many more items. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE Lots of antiques and collectibles of all kinds: Coke, pictures, sports, movies, J.F.K. and much more. For more info, call Miller’s Auction Service at 780-789-2226. www.millersauctionservice.com Terms: Cash or valid cheques, certified cheque, bank draft, bank letter of credit, MC or Visa. No purchases to be removed until settlement has been made. List is subject to additions and/or deletions. Neither the owner, the auctioneer nor staff of the auctioneer shall be held responsible for any loss or accident on or off the auction site. Look for pictures on our website: www.millersauctionservice.com

PREVIEWING: TUESDAY, JULY 24 – 1-4 p.m. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE Ed has a very nice lineup of quality shop equipment and tools. The truck is immaculate and still looks new! Please note the 5 p.m. start time, mark your calendar and plan to be with us sale day. For more info. call Ed at 780-374-2597 OR DAS at 1-877-UP4BIDS (874-2437).

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“The The Sound that Sells” Sells

Cashiers Carol Freimark Leigha Neal Marcy Renschler

Canada helps grain industry reduce risk Submitted

Canada’s grains and oilseeds sector is a global supplier of high quality, safe and nutritious agri-food products and is a major economic force in Canada, creating jobs, wealth and opportunities. The Government of Canada is committed to working with industry partners and the private sector to explore and develop new risk management tools that meet the needs of Canadian farmers. A federal investment of up to $355,710 for two projects funded through AgriRisk Initiatives under the Growing Forward 2 agreement

includes an investment of $197,400 to Soy Canada to develop a profile of the soybean industry, including the current and potential risks producers face, both short and long term. In another project, $158,310 was provided to the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) for a feasibility study concerning revenue declines not currently covered under the current suite of business risk management programs. The minister’s cross country Growing Canadian Agriculture tour goes until July 17.

HOLDEN 4-H

Submitted The fourth annual Holden Junior Cattlemen Achievers 4-H Show was held on June 23 and 24. Juniors participated in showmanship, grooming and judging competitions on Saturday, followed by supper and entertainment. On Sunday, both purebred and commercial conformation classes were held. The Alberta Junior Shorthorn Association also held their show in conjunction with the junior achievers show. The supreme male, above, was won by Linden Stuart and was sponsored by Beaver Municipal Solutions. The supreme female, below, was won by Maria Taschuk and was sponsored by Beaver County.


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Helmig family century farm award By Judy Helmig

Otto Helmig was born in Minnesota around 1895 and moved with his parents and siblings to Alberta in 1902, where they homesteaded in the Spring Lake area. In July 1917, Otto purchased land in the Ankerton district from Percy Kent, constructed a house and proceeded to build a life for himself. He soon discovered that batching wasn’t for him and on Feb. 11, 1919, he married Ruth Nichols of East Lynne. Ruth’s father J.S.E. Nichols had come to Alberta from Ontario in 1902 to take up a homestead at East Lynne. Ruth was born in Ontario in 1898 and came by train to Alberta with her mother and two brothers in 1905. The wedding ceremony of Otto and Ruth took place at the Nichols farm and Ruth then moved the four miles or so to the Helmig farm located on the NE quarter of 36-43-17-W4, where she would live until her passing in 1983. Otto and Ruth worked side by side, building the farm and raising a family. They grew wheat, oats and barley and cut the sloughs for hay for the livestock. They milked cows, raised sheep, pigs and chickens and bred horses. They had six children: Helen, Art, Edith, Jim, Trace and Mabel, all born on the farm with the aid of a midwife. There was always a big garden and Ruth also loved her flowers. Her beautiful peonies still bloom in the garden on the farm as well as in the gardens of at least two of her granddaughters. Otto and Ruth worked so well together that even work was made fun with pranks and teasing. In the fall when it was time to dig potatoes, it was done as a family with all the children helping. After a good share

of the enormous potato patch was unearthed and stomachs were growling, Otto would suggest to Ruth that some potato pancakes would be good. She would leave the field for the kitchen to start grating potatoes and frying stacks of potato pancakes to be served up to the hungry family, alongside her delicious homemade chili sauce. Ruth drove the binder with young Helen and Art in boxes beside her, while Otto did the stooking. Apparently, the children had to be placed one on each side of her to keep them from fighting. Ruth was a very able woman and would sit down at her treadle sewing machine to repair the binder canvas and then turn around and sew a petticoat for the girls. In the dirty ‘30s, men often wandered by looking for work and, while there was no money to pay for labour, they were never turned away without a meal and a place to sleep. Many a traveler slept in the barn; Otto always stipulated that they were not allowed to smoke there, for fear of fire. It was the twister of May 1938 that would destroy the barn. Five horses were inside at the time and one was pinned under a beam driving her nose into the dirt floor of the barn, nearly suffocating before she could be freed. The other four horses were not seriously hurt. An angle-iron windmill was twisted in three complete turns and crumpled to onequarter of its original size. A new barn was started that fall and finished in the spring of 1939, but the old windmill was never replaced. A temporary straw barn had been erected to shelter the cattle until the new barn could be built. By Christmas, the barn was far enough along that the cattle could be moved into it. They

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had grown shaggy coats to compensate for the cold conditions of the makeshift barn. Now, in the relative warmth of the new barn, they shed their winter coats, thinking it was spring and were nearly lost to pneumonia. The barn, built in 1939, is still in use. Otto passed away in September 1947 after a long struggle with leukemia. Jim and three of his sisters were still at home with Ruth and they carried on together. Jim married Geneva Orr of Kelsey in 1952. He brought his new bride home to live with his mother and sisters all under the same roof, in the house that Otto had built in 1917, though it had been remodeled and updated. In the spring after Jim and Geneva were married, a horse fell with Jim and crushed his leg. The next morning, a knock came at the door of the washhouse and Ruth called to Geneva that it was time to do chores. Jim was in the hospital and she was now needed to help milk the cows. She was never a lady of leisure again. With Jim in a cast from his hip down, neighbours gathered in full force and with 17 tractors, they put the crop in on May 30, 1953. They could not have gotten by without the help of those good neighbors. By late summer, Jim was able to do his own farming again. Hail came again on Aug. 13, 1953 and for the third year in a row, there was no crop. Things were pretty rough. Half the cream cheque went to Henry Eshpeter for oats to feed the cattle, sheep and pigs, while the other half had to buy the rest of the necessities. Geneva always had a big garden, which helped with groceries when money was scarce. The hail continued to come every year around

Murray Green, Camrose Booster Jack, left, and Cindy Helmig received the Century Farm Award from Camrose County Reeve Don Gregrowich.

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Aug. 13 for seven years from 1951 through 1957. After three years in the washhouse, Jim’s aunt Anna Nichols retired from teaching at East Lynne and gave them her house. The teacherage was quite a step up for them as it was 12’ x 30’ and had three rooms. They used the 5’ x 12’ woodshed for a bedroom and sawed the bed off to five feet to fit, placing it on apple boxes. At over 6’ tall, Jim had to sleep with his legs outside the bed. Even here, it would cool off at night and many times Geneva’s goldfish was partly frozen in his bowl in the morning. But they’d put the fish bowl on the stove and by noon, he would be swimming again. Jim eventually bought a little oil heater to keep the place warm. As the children came along, the tiny bedroom was able to fit a little bed for Jackie and then another for Rita, but Judy had to sleep in the buggy in the kitchen. So, in November 1960, they began work on a new house. In those days, the neighbours all joined to help one another with the building and very seldom help had to be hired. Thanks to the efforts of many good friends and family, the house was soon completed. Jim and Geneva lived there for nearly 50 years. Jim and Geneva continued to farm with Ruth, eventually buying the land from her and raising their three

children on the farm with Ruth next door in her own home. The farm carried on with crops including wheat, barley, oats and the newly introduced canola. They continued to milk cows until the early 1970s, after the Donalda Creamery ceased picking up the cream at the farm. Then they switched to range cows and always raised sheep and had a big garden. The children all grew up and moved away, but not so far that they couldn’t come home to help out, or just to visit. Jackie and his wife Cindy Grant from Millet came back to the farm in 1989 and moved into Ruth’s house. The house had been empty since Ruth’s passing in 1983 and they undertook major renovations, even lifting the house to pour a full basement where only a cellar had existed before. Cindy had four young daughters Jessica, Jaylene, Jodie and Joanie, and Jack and Cindy had two boys Jim and Jake. The next generation of children enjoyed their grandparents nearby as Jackie, Rita and Judy had with their grandma Ruth. Jack and Cindy continue to live on the farm in the house that Otto built in 1917. They keep their cattle herd and a flock of sheep, as Jack’s grandfather and father had done. They have chickens and a big garden with lots of flowers.

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July 10, 2018 Country Booster  

Camrose, Alberta country newspaper

July 10, 2018 Country Booster  

Camrose, Alberta country newspaper