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Lamont horn scoring event brings back wonderful memories for local hunter Michelle Pinon Editor

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the captivating photograph of Craig Ward beside the bull elk he shot this past fall in the back country near Grande Prairie had a story to tell. Ward, a local hunter and farmer, was on hand during the Lamont Fish and Game Association’s annual horn scoring event Jan. 4, and was kind enough to share his story. “You have to go where no one else wants to go,” said Ward, who hunts with the same buddies year in and year out. They travel to the most isolated areas which can only be accessed on foot in order to find the elusive animals. “There are no trails, no roads. It’s solid forest.” While this could be too intimidating to for many hunters, Ward has more than 40 years hunting experience and relies on his knowledge, skills and instincts to track wildlife. “You have to know how they live; where they live.” Ward said they usually spend eight hours a day on foot during the hunt, and the best time to spot wildlife is early morning and last light. He admits they’ve had pretty good success in the locale, and is very selective about which animals he will shot. Ward said he will see hundred’s of animals, and won’t shoot females or young ones. “Their is nothing more majestic than a bull elk.”

Ward loves nature and wildlife, and spends well over 300 days a year hiking or snowshoeing in the bush. He loves birdwatching, and has a keen eye and appreciation for all types of wildlife. He also searches out antler sheds and capturing his precious memories on camera. The wild can be a harsh environment to survive, and he has deep admiration and respect for mother nature and her creatures. Hunting isn’t so much about collecting antlers or eating the meat; it’s more about the memories and time spent with the people he is closest to. “It’s a passion for sure. You get the bug in you and it never comes out of you.” Ward began hunting at 12 years of age with his father. “He is a good mentor.” At times, there have been three generations of Wards hunting and bonding together in the bush. He has about 50 antlers in his shed, and when he looks at them, he instantly remembers the story behind that particular hunt. Ward vividly recalls his close encounter with a grizzly bear. “I was within 15 yards of the grizzly bear.” While he never took his eyes off the bear, he backed away and gave the bear its space. “I backed off and gave him his space and took the long way home.” It’s apparent Ward is happiest in nature, and can’t wait to get out and explore all that it has to offer. Onto the next adventure...


Lamont area hunter Craig Ward holds up a photograph of him and the bull elk he shot while hunting this past fall near Grande Prairie.


Every inch counts, and this member of the fish and game association measures this set of horns with great care.


Harsh winter conditions are making it tough for mule deer to survive. Ward decided to put out a few hay bales recently to help this herd out.

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EIPS to lobby minister for reinstatement of fuel price contingency funding Michelle Pinon Editor

Escalating fuel costs is guzzling up hundreds of thousands of dollars for Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS). According to Lisa Weder, director of student transportation for EIPS, “The removal of the fuel price contingency funding affected the 2013-2014 budget by

a reduction of approximately $700,000.” At the Dec. 19 board of trustees monthly meeting, Weder recommended the board advocate for reinstatement of fuel price contingency funding to the province. Board chair Trina Boymook said, “The board will be sending the minister a letter outlining the measures that have already been

undertaken to offset the $700,000 that was lost from the discontinued fuel price contingency funding, and share how we continue to struggle even under these measures to keep ride times acceptable.” Boymook went on to say, “The letter will also include the history of actual fuel costs to demonstrate how the current funding formula

is out of step with today’s price of diesel. We will be asking for the reinstatement of the fuel price contingency funding and that the funding formula be updated to reflect today’s reality.” In the past, Weder said funding fluctuated each year as it was calculated based on how much the average cost of disel fuel exceeded $.60 per litre across the province mul-

tiplied by the kilometres school buses travel within each school division. “With the removal of the fuel price contingency funding, the transportation funding school division receives from the government is calculated using a funding formula that is based on the cost of fuel being $.60 cents per litre. Currently, the price of diesel is averaging $1.27 per litre.

Weder added that EIPS has attempted to maintain service levels by entering into co-operative agreements with neighbouring school divisions and alternative Christian schools, optimizing bus routes within the division, the reduction of 10 bus routes, and a $50 increase to student transportation fees.

Christmas hampers distributed to 64 families Michelle Pinon Editor

A total of 64 families living in Lamont County received Christmas food hampers this holiday season. “There were more Christmas hampers this year than the last five years, but thanks to so many volunteers we were finished in record time,” said Pastor Ron Wurtz, who helped sort and deliver the hampers on Dec. 22. “A special thanks to all those who delivered hampers this year,” added Wurtz. “We received a lot of food donations from local schools, community Christmas events, and from different company staff Christmas parties.” Financial contributions came in around the $6,000 mark, and Pastor Wurtz said they received a large amount of food from the community. “Again this year financial donations came in from all over the county, local businesses, local families, and people in general who wanted to give to those in need.” A contingent of firefighters from the Lamont Fire Department were on hand during delivery day, along with many other community minded individuals and families (about 30 in total), helped unpack, sort, repack and distribute hampers that afternoon.

One of the mother’s I spoke to came down to help at the urging of one of her daughters. She recalled helping with Christmas hampers when she was young, and fondly remembered the Christmas when her family, who was also volunteering, received a Christmas hamper. They were very surprised and said the kindness and generosity her family received was priceless, and now enjoyed paying it forward to other families in need.


Several members of the Lamont Fire Department were on hand Sunday, Dec. 22 to help sort and distribute items. Back row from left to right: Kelleigh Scott, Russel Scott, John and Marian Helton. Centre front is Darren Wilson. MICHELLE PINON PHOTO

Pastor Ron Wurtz poses with Christmas hamper volunteer Susan Campbell Dec. 22.

Pastor Ron Wurtz, left, accepts a $750 cheque from Vince Hrabec from the TransCanada Heartland Pipeline project.

$50,000 worth of stolen property Two Hills RCMP, with the assistance of Vegreville RCMP, worked diligently over the Christmas holidays investigating and executing a search warrant that led to the recovery of more than $50,000 worth of property that had been stolen from various locations across Alberta. On December 24th, 2013, Two Hills RCMP arrested Michael Edward KELM, 37 years old, at a rural residence in Lamont County, Alberta, who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for theft of a motor vehicle

from Olds, Alberta. After the arrest warrant was executed, police located the stolen pickup truck and a stolen 2014 Yamaha Motorcycle valued at more than $10,000 in Michael KELM’s possession. On December 26th, 2013, Two Hills and Vegreville RCMP executed a search warrant on the same rural residence in Lamont County and recovered in excess of $50,000 worth of stolen property. As a result of the search warrant charges of possession of proper-

ty obtained by crime over $5,000, have been laid against Marvin LESNIK, 54 years old, Marlene LESNIK, 56 years old, and Michael KELM of Lamont County, Alberta. Michael KELM has been remanded into custody, whereas Marvin & Marlene LESNIK have been released from custody on conditions pending their next court appearance. Efforts are currently being made to return all stolen property to their rightful owners.

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), January 7, 2014 - 3

From Where I Sit: With Respect

By Hazel Anaka For only the second time in 11 years I’m taking From Where I Sit to a new home. Starting today I’m pleased to call The Lamont Leader home. I believe my philosophy; worldview and values align with it. FWIS began appearing in 2002 in a small weekly to the east before moving much closer. An online version has appeared since 2003. The premise and the significance of the column name are clear. Everything I write is filtered through my education, background, and life experience. It is and always has been simply one woman’s opinion. And while themes and topics have changed and evolved (as I have) I believe the core message is universal---or at least that is what reader feedback tells me: that many of you understand what I’m saying and

feeling because you, too have been there. You’ve been the daughter, sister, wife, mother, volunteer, employee, woman and you know, firsthand from the front lines the blessings and burdens inherent with each role. Ditto for my male readers as well because more unites us than divides us in this human journey. Every writing book and authority under the sun advises would-be writers to ‘write what they know’ (or at very least care deeply about). Over the years that has meant children, marriage, cows, feng shui, décor, personal development, health, aging, people great and small, and current events. I indulge in the occasional mini rant when I can’t take the

ridiculousness of it all another moment. Roy, Greg and Hilary have provided fodder and been good sports when I turned the spotlight on our lives. Looking back a lot of ink has been spilled writing about health and disease, aging, surgeries and the quest for improved quality of life. So what can you, dear reader, expect in the coming weeks, months, years? As always I will strive to entertain and educate, to provoke thought and discussion with all the positivity and good humour I can muster. I’m so tired of those who only attack and criticize; who attempt to be judge and jury without benefit of the wisdom and balanced impartiality

demanded in those settings. My goal is to understand and interpret human behavior---my own and others. To ask myself if what I’m doing, saying, believing is serving me and my life well or if an attitude adjustment or a change in perspective is needed. Expect to read about what is most important to me whether that’s a grandson, Rob Ford or being Ukrainian. Each week I hope you find these 500 words a diversion worthy of your time. I hope you see yourself or someone you know in the words. I hope you pause long enough to grin or shake your head or give a thumbs-up. Because I’m so lucky to have this platform, I promise to treat it with respect, from where I sit.

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Cobwebs of the past I was struck by the simplistic beauty of Marilyn Pruss' recollection in the Pride In Progress Revisited history book titled: Echoes From The Past. Her story takes the reader back in time to an old schoolhouse and some of the fleeting, but poignant memories that become entwined in the building's present state which she describes as: "The once noble building that housed learning, carved character and molded maturing individuals is now but a skeleton. Unable to escape the ravages of time, it is a home to migrant birds and rodents that give no thought to respecting the premises." Her story had me thinking back to the time, probably more than a decade ago when I visited the farm where I grew up. It was late fall, with a slight chill in the air, I travelled back in time as I walked around the home place. I was also emotionally moved to write: “As I recollect, the farm was a vibrant place filled with many activities. The days of my childhood were fun and carefree as I played in the yard, garden, barn, trees, bale forts, pastures, sheds and corrals. There was a connectedness to earth, and sense of peacefulness and unity with nature. The sky seemed endless, and the fields vast as I melded into my surroundings.” More than two decades had passed since I had lived on the farm. Sometimes it feels like only yesterday when I was doing chores, helping mom around the house, or playing catch on the lawn. At other times, it feels like a lifetime ago as my memories get jumbled together. “So much time has passed, and as I scan the horizon I see weathered buildings, crooked fences, a shed where my grandfather’s house once stood, our humble home, my parents first car, the garden plot now overgrown with grass and thistles.” It’s as if time has erased almost everything, except my happy childhood memories. My heart will always be there, even when my memories and my life come to pass. It is my wish, however, that I will be able to pass on those cherished memories, values, sense of wonder and gratitude for all the gifts that were bestowed upon me. That is why Marilyn’s story struck a chord with me. In her final paragraph she wrote: “As you ponder the past, a cloak of nostalgia wraps around you. Do you long to go back in time for just a day, to relieve the memories, to savor the freedom of childhood with all of its tumultuous emotions? Perhaps, time is relentless. Its measured stride will not let you retrieve those moments you spent carelessly. Its beat does not change and its pack is non-negotiable. You turn, carefully so as not to disturb the spide web, and walk down the crumbling steps back to the present.”

Letter to the Editor Postal changes more nepotism The recent announcement eliminating doorto-door delivery for urban residents and the massive postal rate increases by Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra repeatedly pointed out it was a Conference Board of Canada recommendation (a private research organization of which Chopra is a member). Chopra claims 66% of Canadians currently get mail at community mailboxes, when in reality

only 25% do, while 33% get door-to-door, 25% by apartment lobby mail boxes, 12% general delivery and 5% at rural mail boxes (2012 Canada Post report) At a special emergency meeting of the Transport Committee, when questioned by MP’s as to how the elderly will be especially hard hit by the loss of home delivery, Chopra had the audacity to state that seniors have told the Corporation they want

more exercise and fresh air offered by community mailboxes. Chopra was placed as CEO of Canada Post by Stephen Harper and draws a salary of between $440,900.00 and $518,600.00 with a ‘guesstimated’ bonus of 33%. Apart from Chopra there are 22 presidents and vice-presidents, each with their mouths wide open waiting for bloated handouts. This small group of top management account for $10

million in salaries alone – not to mention their perks and bonuses. Many of the 22, along with Chopra were placed by Harper as a favour to his Conservative buddies who failed to get into their ridings. Nepotism is alive and flourishing under the Harper government. Joyce Neufeld Waldeck, Sask.

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Local rider on top of the world Michelle Pinon Editor

Shelby Mikolajczyk has been “riding since forever.” The 15-year-old Lamont County resident and horse lover started riding horses around 18months of age and hasn’t stopped. In fact, with every passing year, Shelby has grown more passionate and dedicated. The biggest moment in the show ring to date came this past summer at the 2013 Pinto World Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma when she won Top 5 for youth Tobiano Halter Pinto Class. It was the first time Shelby had competed in the 14-18 age group and her first appearance at Pinto Worlds. “I went down there expecting nothing, but coming out with a title was very exciting,” said Shelby. She also placed eighth in the youth open halter class and nineth place in the Tobiano Ideal Pinto Class. “He held his own in most of the classes,” pointed out Shelby, who couldn’t have been more pleased. Her achievements were quite remarkable considering there were between 60 and 80 riders in each of the categories. “It was nerve wracking, but exciting,” stated Shelby, who could say enough complementary things about her horse Earl (PRR Classy Whiskey), a seven-year-old, APHA/PINTO which she describes as “very rare”. Shelby characterizes Earl as an old soul despite his young age, and is always calm, willing, with an overriding desire to please the rider. “You can put anybody on him,” added Shelby, as “nothing fizzes him.” Shelby plans on continuing her training with Roxanne Dewes at Advantage Training Stable, and will be working towards reaching the number one spot in the worlds in a few years time. In the meantime, Shelby will be competing on the show circuit this summer as a member of the Alberta Painthorse Club. She averages seven to 12 shows a year, and is also looking forward to training some of her new babies in the months and years to come. Given Shelby’s love of horses and love of the sport, there is no doubt her name will be at the top of the leader board in the future.

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Reflections of the past lends personal touch to “Pride In Progress Revisited” Michelle Pinon Editor

It took the better part of 10 years, but now that members of the Alberta Rose Historical Society, have completed “Pride In Progress Revisited,” they are happy with the final version of the 248 page book which chronicles the history of the districts of St. Michael, Star, and Chipman. Several members of the history book committee were on hand the evening of Dec. 17 at the St. Michael Recreation Centre to discuss the decade long project as well as sell copies of “Pride in Progress Revisited”. Spokesman and fellow book committee member Henry Pruss said they felt there were quite a few thing that were left out of the original history book, and that if the information was not gathered and published now, it would be lost. One of the unique sections of the history book falls under the category of “Reflections” which include the personal recollections of different people in the districts and their life experiences. Pruss, who wrote the introduction of the section stated: “These individuals are second, third or even four generation descendants of the first settlers. Most of these individuals are past middle age and can still personally recall many of the events, the school years, the recreational activities and hardship they experienced during their lives. People had to work hard and scrimp and save to be able to afford even the most common items we take for granted today.” Some of those reflective individuals include Henry’s wife Marilyn, whose passage is titled: “Echoes From the Past,” outlining her thoughts and feelings about the old schoolhouse she attended. There is some irony in the fact Marilyn’s husband is a former school teacher. Another contributor, Peter Gabinet, wrote about further education. Catherine Verbicky Feniak wrote about her experiences as a teacher during the Great Depression. There were also other submissions from students of Creekford School by Christine Stefura (Letwin), and Tweedsmuir School by Rose Lupul. It was interesting to be able to put a face to the name of Lawrence Skubleny who wrote about “A Unique Answer to a Young Boy’s Dream, and Joe

Weleschuk’s story “My Life and My Music.” Mike Klita pointed to a picture of his mom Verna Zachoda, a member of the Dilo School Class of 1939, which is featured on page 25 of the history book. “Thank you for all your hard work,” said Mike before leaving with several copies of the history book in hand with his wife Wanda. The couple actually gave each of their children copies of the original Pride in Progress, as well as the revisited version for Christmas gifts. Dilo is one of 29 school districts listed in the history book. “Most people didn’t know they had to be within three miles of a school,” added Pruss. Even though there were a few exceptions to the rule, many walked or took horse and buggy/sleigh to and from school in the early days. The history book also documents the history of the local churches, burial sites, post offices, country stories, halls, ferries, grain elevators, bands, baseball and fastball teams, and other community groups in the districts. Former Premier Ed Stelmach, who wrote the mes-

sage in the history book expressed his delight over the committee’s efforts, which he said was another significant project in capturing the important history of the Chipman, St. Michael and Edna/Star area. Stelmach went on to say: “The first book has created a thirst for more historical enlightenment about the significant contribution of the pioneering families and their succeeding generations. It is a thesaurus of information - a “go-to” book which has helped many families trace their roots. Preserving our history is a way to not only celebrate the past but the future as well, and helps contribute to our province’s quality of life.” He concluded by stating: “I commend the committee on undertaking a second important project which will record valuable information about the area. I congratulate all of the volunteers for their enthusiasm and dedication to this sequel. Future generations will be forever grateful.”

Dilo School class of 1939 was one of several school districts featured in the history book.


This picture of the board of directors and executive of the Alberta Rose Historical Society back in 2000. Back row from left to right: John Hrynew, (1st Vice-President),Henry Pruss, (Director), Lawrence Skubleny, (Director), Joe Weleschuk, (Director), Steve Hrynew, Sam Maciuk, (Director), Steven Eleniak, (Consultant, School Districts Mapping Project). Front row from left to right: John J. Herchek, Helen Sharun, (Director), Josephine Herchek, (Director), Margaret Antoniuk, (Secretary), Andrew V. Antoniuk (President), and Walter Rudko (Director). Missing was directors Roy Bryks and Lorraine Chudyk.

A snow plane built by Peter Hrycyk parked on a street in St. Michael in 1939.

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Year in Review 2013 January


The Feast of Jordan is a very special celebration held annually at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, and this snow filled event was definitely memorable.

Mundare Mayor Mike Saric presented Sister Aloysia Safranovich with a special certificate on her 100th birthday party.




The opening ceremonies of the Last Chance Curling Bonspiel was a funfilled affair with celebrities Heather and David Nedohin.

Mundare School Principal Tracey Arbuthnott stands outside the fence of the construction site for the new community school.

Ron Spragg hands over proceeds during the Motorcycle Ride For Dad fundraising event for prostate cancer research.




Bruderheim Agricultural Society hosts the inaugral Smash ‘N Bash event which attracts around 3,000 to the community.

Chipman Mayor Jim Palmer, left, cuts the centennial cake, along with fellow dignitaries during the Aug. 17 celebration.

Bruderheim area family Peter and Theresa Lysyk wins Alberta Century Award for 100 plus years of farming on the original Burzminski homestead. From left to right: Jade, Peter, Theresa and Laine Lysyk.




Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olsen, second from left, delivers a $127,500 cheque to Lamont County for the high speed internet grant.

Angela Wendorff graciously accepts a $41,850 cheque from St. Michael Community and District Society President Ken Pilip.

Lt. Mary Ellen Boyle and Captain Alan Klassen of the Bruderheim Fire Department were on hand at the Mayor’s Supper to receive the Ministers Award for Municipal Excellence.


Modules arrive on site of the Heartland Hotel in Lamont.

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Stanley Presisniuk, President of the Century Orthox Parishes Social Club, (right),made a $200 donation for the Breakfast For Learning program on Dec. 17. Accepting the cheque on behalf of Andrew School was Principal Daniel Verhoeff.

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OBITUARY Michael Douglas German May 30, 1956 - December 24, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Michael Douglas German, on December 24 in Andrew, Alberta. He was 57 years of age and born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of George and Eleanor German. Mike was a plumber/pipe fitter by trade and moved to Alberta for work. He was a member/brother of the Halifax Local Union and Edmonton Local Union #488 for over 35 years.

He is survived by his parents, his wife Laurie, son Christopher (Stephanie), four brothers David (Shirley), Stephen (Sherry), Tim (Debby) and Tom. A step daughter Jessica (Monty) and 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Roy and step son Jonathan. Cremation has taken place, furneral and buriel to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A celebration of Mike’s life to take place at a later date in Andew, Alberta.

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PROFESSIONAL Lamont Lions Club President Lorrie Tarka, right, presents Lora Antoniuk with her winnings from the organization’s annual 50/50 draw.


Motor Vehicle Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Wills & More Elizabeth J. Tatchyn, B.A., LL.B BARRISTER & SOLICITOR


Proudly Serving Lamont County and surrounding area’s

MARCEL’S PAINTING LTD. Residential & Commercial Interior & Exterior Re-paint or New Jobs Farm Buildings Serving Lamont County and Surrounding Area

P: (780) 657-2440 C: (587) 280-2879

Free Estimates • • • • Senior Rates

TRUCKING Trevor Schinkinger Trucking Ltd.

at the Elk Island Insurance Agency By appointment only * Speaks Ukrainian * Lamont 780-895-2100 Edmonton: 780-425-5800


Independently owned and operated

Lorrie Tarka, right, President of the Lamont Lions Club, presents Wendy Motuik, executive secretary of Lamont Elementary School with a $250 cheque for their annual Christmas dinner.

"I live in Lamont County!" Mary Robinson 780-977-2648

• Sand, Gravel & Top Soil • Loading & Hauling • Landscaping • Excavating • Demolition Ph: 780-895-2349

Cell: 780-220-5405

Box 412 Lamont, Alberta T0B-2R0


2 columns X 1”” $40/ MONTH 2 columns s X 2”” $80 / MONTH Contact the Lamont Leader for more information

10 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, January 7, 2014


CLASSIFIED AD RATES $10.75 first 25 words 39¢ each additional word LEGAL NOTICE RATES 79¢ per agate line/ insertion PICTURE BOLD $10.00 $5.00 ALL CLASSIFIED ADS MUST BE PREPAID BEFORE INSERTION All advertising subject to the approval of the Publisher. Viking Review Ph. 780-336-3422 Fax 780-336-3223 Email: Tofield Mercury Ph. 780-662-4046 Fax 780-662-3735 Lamont Leader Ph. 780-895-2780 Fax 780-895-2705 ________________________


Annual Meeting Viking Seniors Club Thursday Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Centre. Everyone Welcome. 50-51c ________________________ Lutefisk Supper at Golden Valley Lutheran Church, Friday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 ADVANCE ONLY, contact Muriel at 780-336-2444 or Joanne at 780-336-4024 47-50c ________________________ Viking Sports and Wildlife Society Scoring Day. Jan. 19, 2014. Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Place: Clubhouse at the Castaway Fish Pond. Bring your fish, birds and Big Game horns. Members and non-members welcome. For further information: 780336-2234. 50-51c ________________________

FOR RENT For Rent - Viking - 2 bedroom mobile home $850 a month, utilities inclued OR $500 a month, tennant pays utilities. 780-336-3393 OR 780-385-5287. 50-51c ________________________ For Rent - VIKING. Two main floor bedrooms, one basement bedroom. Full bath up, shower down. No pets. $800 plus utilities. DD required Call 780-336-0127 39 tfn c ________________________


New snowblowers for sale. Phone 780- 888-7152. CP47-50 ________________________

Serving Beaver County & Area

Classified ads placed in any of the three publications will appear in all papers for ONE price of $10.75 for the first 25 words and .39¢ a word thereafter





SAFETY STARTS HERE TRAINING CENTRE • First Aid - CPR AED (AB & BC) • Standard First Aid • Emergency First Aid • Child Care First Aid • HCP First Aid • H2S Alive (Enform) • Ground Disturbance (Global) • Confined Space Entry • CSTS • PST • TDG • WHMIS • Flagger Training Phone (780) 608-1434 ________________________ Class 1 winch truck driver and class 1 tractor driver for local company. Please fax resume stating safety tickets, experience and commercial driver abstract to 780-662-3368, Tofield. TM49-52p ________________________ Help Wanted at the Viking Burger Queen. Call 780-3364740 47-50c ________________________ Kendale Truck Parts storage yard located at 532059 RR 185, Lamont County, seeks full time worker with mechanical experience. Work hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 5:30pm Please email resume to or call 780-476-1066 of you have any questions about the position. 50-1LL

KAY HELGELAND October 18, 1927 January 4, 2013. In loving memory of our wife, mom and grandma.

Roy’s Handyman Services. Flooring, trim work, basement finishing, decks, fences, kitchen cabinet installs and carpentry work. 780-662-0146 or 780232-3097. TMTFN ________________________ Massage and Reflexology. 1 hour treatments. Marge 780-662-3066. TM23tfn ________________________ Straight Line Fencing is offering Livestock Liquid Feed Supplement now, will deliver. We also inject bales. 32 percent protein. We also have lick tanks for sale. For more info call Mark Laskosky at 780-688-2457 or 780-990-7659. 47TFN ________________________

The family of Gordon (Gordie) Meakins would like to extend a special thank you to the Vialta Lodge staff, the Viking Hospital staff, the Viking Extendicare staff, the Viking Funeral Services staff and all the family members and friends who showed support, kindness and thoughtfulness during the time of Gordie’s illness and after his passing. It was greatly appreciated. 50 p

IN MEMORIAM SHAUN PATRIE March 27, 1979 December 27, 2011 Two years ago today, We sat beside your bedside, Our hearts were crushed and sore, We did our best to the end, Til we could do no more. In tears we watched you sinking, We watched you fade away. And though ours hearts were breaking, We knew you could not stay. You left behind some aching hearts, That loved you most sincere, We never shall and never will, Forget you Shaun. Forever in our hearts, Gary and Teresita Pyzik, and your daughters Adrienne and Alyshia Patrie ________________________

Classified ads Work!

No one knows the heartache we try to hide. No one knows how many times we've broken down and cried. It broke our hearts to lose you. But you never went alone. For part of us went with you. The day God called you home. We will always remember your strength and love. Forever loved and sadly missed by Sig, Bev, Brad, Corey and Shane. TM50p ________________________

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE - Vegreville Horizon Village 55 Plus duplex. 1070 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 baths, furnished. Double garage. 780430-6706. 50-51c ________________________


Many thanks to the kind gentleman who stopped to help me up after a fall Friday, Dec. 27 on the corner of the V & S variety store. "no injuries" M. Dafoe TM50p ________________________

CALL 780-336-3422 For all your advertising and business promotional needs.

We can help!

If you need help writing a classified ad, or designing a display ad call the Weekly Review at 780-336-3422 and let us help.



8 acres, 3,760 sq. ft. on 2 floors, 7 miles southwest of Killam - $599,000. New oak floors up and new carpet down, 9 new appliances, bathroom fixtures, countertops, and tile. Attached garage, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, built-in vac, and more. Heated shop with office, barn, 4 stall storage shed, fenced for livestock. Call Marilyn & Jack O’Brien at 780-385-8686. CP32tfn


Autobody - Auto Rentals Tractor Trailer Collision Sandblasting (780) 384-3080 Sedgewick, AB. CPtfn ________________________ Carpet and upholstery cleaning - residential and commercial. Truck mount unit, sewer back-up, and flood cleaning. Auto and RV cleaning. Call Glenn and Cindi Poyser, Fancy Shine Auto and Carpet Care at (780) 384-3087, Sedgewick. CPtfn


Watch for details in next week’s paper!

The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), January 7, 2014 - 11

Blanket Alberta Ads take approximately 10 days to process

AUTO PARTS _____________________ WRECKING AUTOTRUCKS. Parts to fit over 500 trucks. Lots of Dodge, GMC, Ford, imports. We ship anywhere. Lots of Dodge, diesel, 4x4 stuff. Trucks up to 3 tons. NorthEast Recyclers 780-8750270 (Lloydminster). _____________________ BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES _____________________ SALES MADE for you! Our professional sales team call your prospects for you, so you don't have to. You make between $1000 up to $3800 a sale; _____________________ CAREER TRAINING _____________________ LEARN FROM HOME. Earn from home. Huge is a demand for Medical Transcriptionists. Start your online learning today with CanScribe Career College; www.canscribe. com. 1-800-466-1535; _____________________ MASSAGE CAREER. Train full-time or part-time at our highly regarded, progressive school. Small classes, individual attention, confident graduates! 1-877-646-1018; www. albertainstituteofmassage. com. _____________________ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES _____________________ JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages, relocation allowance, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Fulltime permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403854-2845; Email: chrysler _____________________ SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: www.awna. com/resumes_add.php. _____________________ INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator School. No Simulators. Inthe-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-3993853.

THERE IS A CRITICAL need for Medical Transcriptionists across Canada. Work from home. CanScribe graduates welcome and encouraged to apply. Apply through MTR at jobs. _____________________ VAC & STEAM Truck Operator. Valid Class 1 or 3, Safety Tickets, Top Wage, Benefits, Camp Work, Experience an Asset. Email/Fax Resume: 780-458-8701, bryksent@ _____________________ WANT TO SEE the country? Semi retired? We are looking for 1 ton O/O to transport RVs throughout North America. 1-800867-6233; www.roadex _____________________ FEED AND SEED _____________________ WANTED. Hannas Seeds seeking distributors for forage, turf, native and reclamation seed. Good commissions. Contact Dave at 1-800-661-1529 or _____________________ 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, 1-877250-5252. _____________________ FOR SALE _____________________ EVERY WATER WELL on earth should have the patented "Kontinuous Shok" Chlorinator from Big Iron Drilling! Why? Save thousands of lives every year. www.1-800big Phone 1-800BIG-IRON. _____________________ 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/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800457-2206;

These blanket classified ads are produced through a joint agreement by The Community Press, Viking Weekly Review, Lamont Leader, Tofield Mercury and Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA). These ads appear in all AWNA member papers (120 papers) for the cost of $269.00 (+gst) for the first 25 words, $8.00 per word over 25. To place a blanket classified, call a CARIBOU PUBLISHING representative at 780-385-6693 or email

STEEL BUILDING. "The Big Year End Clear Out!" 20x22 $4,259. 25x24 $4,684. 30x34 $6,895. 35x36 $9,190. 40x48 $12,526. 47x70 $17,200. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422; www.pioneersteel. ca. _____________________ MANUFACTURED HOMES _____________________ UNITED HOMES CANADA invites you to view our Heated display homes. Purchase today at 2012 pricing. Inventory clearance starting at $92,500.; www.unitedhomescanada. com. 148 Eastlake Blvd., Airdrie. 1-800-461-7632. _____________________ PERSONALS _____________________ DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1877-804-5381. (18+). _____________________ SERVICES _____________________ ATTENTION HOME BUILDERS! No Warranty = No Building Permit. Contact Blanket Home Warranty for details. 1888-925-2653; www.blan _____________________ 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 403-2281300/1-800-347-2540; www.accesslegalresearch. com.

The deadline for Blanket Classifieds is Wednesdays at 12 p.m.


_____________________ DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; www. or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+. _____________________ BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: www.albertalend 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage.

Here’s how it works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, January 7, 2014

WeedandPestAppealCommittee MembersNeeded LamontCountyiscurrentlyseekingmembersfortheWeedand PestAppealCommittee.  Memberqualificationsinclude: x AkeeninterestinsustainableagriculturewithinLamont County x Concernsfortheinterestofpropertyowners,producersand otherpartiesaffectedbyinvasiveweedspecies x Anunderstandingofquasijudicialfunctionandroleof membersofatribunal x Anunderstandingofprinciplesofadministrativelawand naturaljustice x Theabilitytocommittherequiredtimeonayearround basis x Excellentanalyticalandreasoningskills x Theabilitytowrite,inplainlanguage,thedecisionand reasonsforthedecision x Theabilitytospeakinpublicandcommunicateeffectively withpartiestotheappeal  Memberssitforafouryearterm,asappointedbyCouncilattheir Organizationalmeeting,inanelectionyear.WPACMembersare scheduledbasedonarotationbasisandavailability.  Formoreinformationregardingmembershipqualifications, pleaseviewthepostingonourwebsiteat committeemembersneeded/  PleaseforwardlettersofinterestbyJanuary10,2014to:  TanyaKurylow,WPACSecretary LamontCountyAdministrativeBuilding 5303–50Ave Lamont,Alberta,T0B2R0  Fax:7808952892

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NoSprayProgramChanges AspertheDecember11,2013,AgriculturalServiceBoard meeting,theNoSprayprogramruleshavechanged.Inorderto receiveNoSpraysignswiththefullexemptionsyoumustprovide LamontCountyacopyofyourCertifiedOrganicProduction certificate,beforeMay15,onayearlybasis.  RoadsideSpraying:LamontCountydoesnotspray50meters eithersideofyouryardifyouryardisdirectlyalongamunicipal rightofway.ThereforehavingNoSpraysignsoneithersideof youryardservesnopurpose.  Brushgrowth:Brushgrowthisbecomingamajorproblemwithin someNosprayareas.Thisisaproblemformanyreasons, including:oncomingtrafficcannotseewildlifecomingoutofthe ditches;brushintheditchescausesproblemsforsnowremovalin thewinter.  TheherbicideproductsthatareusedbyLamontCounty’sAg ServiceDepartmentareextremelysafetotheapplicator, environmentandanimals.Thelowuserateoftheproduct,aswell asthelackofgrazingrestrictionsmakesourherbicidesafeto sprayalongandinpastures.  ForinformationonbecomingaCertifiedOrganicproducervisit  Ifyouhavefurtherquestionsdonothesitatetocontactthe LamontCountyAgriculturalServiceBoardat(780)8952585.

LamontPublicLibrary BookClub     TheLamontPublicLibraryBookClub’sfirstgatheringwillbeon January16,at7:00p.m.attheLibrary.Bringyourreading rd suggestions!TheBookClubwillmeetonthe3 Thursdayofeach month.Hopetoseeyouthere!                                

ResidentSnowRemoval AsyouareclearingyourapproachfromsnowfallpleaseDoNOT pushthesnowacrossthecountyroad.Themovementofsnow acrossaroadwaycanoftenleaveridges,rutsorpilesofsnowthat becomedangeroustodrivers;you,thelandowner,couldbeheld liable. Whenplowingoutyourdrivewayorhavingaprivatecontractor plow,thesnowMUSTbepushedbackontoyourpropertyortothe rightsideoftheapproach,awayfromthedrivinglanes,NOTacross theroadintotheoppositeditch.Thisallowsthegraderoperatorto lessentheamountofsnowleftatdrivewayentrances. AccordingtotheLamontCountyBylaw738.13,scheduleA,the fineforcausingmud/slush/ice/snow/debristobepushedontoa Countyroadasaresultofclearingorcleaningtheexitorentryto apropertyis$100.00.ThankyouforyourhelpinkeepingLamont Countyroads

CALCEducation SocialMediaforBeginners Thistrainingisforthosewhodon’tuseorunderstandsocial media.LamontCounty’sintern,MattPustelnik,and CommunicationsCoordinator,HeatherAtkinson,willprovideyou withinformativehandsontraining.Youwillleavewithan understandingofsocialmediaandhowitimpactsusintheworld ofbusiness.Socialmediaisheretostay,soitisinourbest interesttounderstandit.  Ifyouownalaptop,pleasebringit(wehavefive).Weonlyhave 14seatssoregistrationisrequired.  Date:Thursday,January23,2014 Time:9:00a.m.–Noon Location:LamontCountyCouncilChambers Cost:FREE  RegisterbyFriday,January17,2014           

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