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Vol. 12, No. 54, Tuesday November 7, 2017

Memories evoked at museum Michelle Pinon Editor Local historian Harvey Spak talked animatedly about some of the posters on display at the Basilian Fathers Museum during a visit last Wednesday afternoon. Pointing to the Mundare Stampede poster he recalls his mother talking about the airplane ride she had at the event which was held on July 7, 1936. We move over to the Green the Magician poster. “I saw this man perform in Two Hills,” says Spak, who says it must have been in 1954 or 1955. ”It was said that he was from Mundare, and I was totally fascinated by this guy.” Spak also recalls volunteering to put his finger in the French hand guillotine which appeared to cut it

off. He was definitely relieved when he left the stage with his finger fully intact. “Although no self respecting Ukrainian woman would volunteer to be cut in half,” he said with a smile. He also remembered how Green the Magician berated the crowd for not volunteering to be sawed in half. “I thought that was extraordinary.” Museum Curator Karen Lemiski said there are a total of 30 community posters, plus related items, such as an autographed portrait of Prince Danylo Skoropadsky, entrance tickets, and a letter related to the distribution of a movie. The collection also includes local business calendars, cultural performances, religious congresses, Ukrainian language movies, politi-

This poster advertising a magic show is just one of the interesting artifacts currently on display at the Basilian Fathers Museum.

cal rallies, etc. While immigration is a standard display topic for museums, highlighted by arrival narratives and cultural artifacts, Lemiski says this exhibit focuses on the next phase and next generation which is also an important topic. Lemiski said she compiled the exhibit to mark the 125th anniversary of the Ukrainian settlement in Canada. “The goal was to show that within a few decades after immigration, there was a thriving cultural life within both the Ukrainian ethnic community as well as in the local towns of Lamont County and other centers with large Ukrainian populations such as Edmonton and Winnipeg.” What Lemiski found most interesting while researching for the display was the range of events and rallies in the local halls, from movies to the fundraising, but also the caliber of performances and artists. Also, when researching the movies, it was interesting to see the development of the Ukrainian film industry.” Several of those special event posters were printed and published by the Basilian Fathers who operated a printing press in Mundare from 1938 to 1949. “In August 1936, the Basilian Fathers fulfilled their long desired dream of opening their

own press in Mundare with the publication of “Is There A God?” a pamphlet written by future bishop Fr. Neil Savaryn, OSBM. After printing a number of

occasional papers and booklets, in 1938 the Basilians also introduced Svitlo (The Light), a religious publication issued twice a month until 1949. It then moved to Toronto

where it was produced until 2016.” The exhibit was opened this past summer and will be on display until the spring of 2018.

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Lamont Elementary students treat seniors

By Taylor Fossum and Jolene Derksen Happy Halloween Lamont! This is Jolene and Taylor reporting from Lamont Elementary School. On Tuesday, October 31, Lamont Elementary

celebrated Halloween with an afternoon of special activities. The parties began with a special lunch of pizza buns, vegetables, fruit kebobs with marshmallows and popcorn. After lunch the students got changed into their costumes and had a costume parade through the school. There were some very unique costumes, like a lot of zombies, movie characters, and funny costumes. Mr. Robertson, our vice principal, dressed up as a basket-

ball player with stilts. Every year the Grades K-3 go to Beaverhill Lodge and the Auxiliary Hospital to sing Halloween songs and visit with the seniors. This year the Kindergarten and Grade 1 sang “This Old Ghost”, “Trick or Treat” and “Haunted House”. The Grade 1 and 2 students sang “Pumpkin Bells”, “Halloween Party” and “Monsters are so Loud”. When asked how long LES students have been singing to the seniors, Mrs. Malica, our Grade 2

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Mundare town council hosts annual organizational meeting Michelle Pinon Editor

Mike Saric looked right at home in council chambers during the Town of Mundare organizational meeting on Monday, October 30. Saric said it was nice to be back in the chair he previously held. “Over the last year or so I started thinking about getting involved again. As the nomination day drew closer I was surprised by the number of people that were encouraging me to run again, so I put my name forward.” At the organizational meeting Saric proposed

Chief Administrative Officer Colin Zyla, left, asks Mayor Mike Saric to repeat the oath of office. council start this new term with a round of public consultations in an effort to determine what the citizens’ priorities are. He pointed out that over the last four years the town has had two “very promising” proposals for development, but in both cases “a considerable number of residents” opposed the location of the proposed business because of its proximity to Mundare School. “Clearly there is potential for highway commercial growth in town but we don’t currently have a viable alternative property that will satisfy both potential business owners and our citizens. To me, that is a clear indication that we need to make other space available that can work. That may mean annexation of some land or the acquisition of land but we need to have the discussion. We will also be reviewing our incentive to see if there is something different that we can do to help attract new business and encourage growth within the existing business community. “ Saric also feels they

need to do more to better position itself for future growth and development, and need to do a better job of planning for the town’s infrastructure needs. “We need to be prepared for opportunities and that begins with identifying our short and long term needs and goals and then having plans in place to achieve them and some tangible way measuring how we are doing.”


Members of Mundare town council were officially sworn into office on Monday, October 30th. Front row from left to right are: Coun. Irene Talaga, Mayor Mike Saric, and Coun. Cheryl Calinoiu. Back row from left to right are: Coun. Jason Kowal and Deputy Mayor Jaime Burghardt.

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Andrew council holds special meeting Michelle Pinon Editor The Village of Andrew held a special meeting on Wednesday, November 1. Mayor Gary Leppek called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Deputy Mayor Sheila Lupul requested that delegations, business arising from the minutes, minutes of the Oct. 11 regular council meeting and the Oct. 30 organizational meeting, bylaw, accounts payable, committee reports, correspondence, and councillor comments and questions be omitted from the agenda. Council agreed to the request, and proceeded to item eight, new business. The Peace Officer Agreement was briefly discussed. It was pointed out that the current agreement expires on January 1, 2018. Deputy Mayor Sheila Lupul asked if there was a report on the annual revenue. Chief Administrative Officer Pat Skoreyko said no. Lupul suggested they table the item until they get a cost comparison of revenue and expenditures, and council voted in favour of tabling the item. CAO Skoreyko stated that the new Modernized Municipal Government Act was passed on October 26, and she has ordered copies for each councillor. She added that some changes would have to be implemented within nine months and some things would not have to be implemented until two years, but would keep them apprised of those changes. The website contact was discussed. Skoreyko explained they have all the information and passwords so they can get onto it, but they will have to either hire the services of a contractor or enlist the services of a volunteer to update its information. “It (the service) was strictly voluntary up to this point. I’m not sure what it could cost,” stated Skoreyko, but she could look into that and report back to council. That

item was then tabled. Deputy Mayor Lupul asked to have the agendas and the minutes of meetings posted on the website as well. Council was brought up to date regarding the demolition of the arena addition by K o r o l u k Construction. “The final inspection was completed yesterday,” reported Skoreyko. Payment will not be made, however, until the Inspections Group has MICHELLE PINON PHOTO ensured com- Members of the Villlage of Andrew council held a special meeting on Wednesday, November 1st, only two days after pliance with all being sworn into office. Back row left to right: Coun. Ken Hamaliuk, Coun. Herbert Fedun, and Coun. Osama Hamed. the codes and Front row from left to right: Chief Administrative Officer Pat Skoreyko, Mayor Gary Leppek, and Deputy Mayor Sheila has signed off Lupul. on the paperwork. Coun. Ken was discussed during Hamaliuk asked if any the expense report and soil compaction tests council agreed it would were completed, and be a good idea to review Skoreyko said she would the water bylaw before check on that. She also embarking on any projpointed out that Lamont ects. Council also agreed County will be supply- to add disaster services ing some gravel to the to its list of committees. site. The total amount of Deputy Mayor Sheila money budgeted for the Lupul said they have to more proactive demolition, added be instead of reactive when Skoreyko, was $50,000. th it comes to emergency That amount included demolition of materials management. “We have at the contractor’s to have our own plan expense. Hamaliuk and be able to do it,” made the motion to table pointed out Lupul, who the item, and it was car- did not want to have to rely on other communiried. At the request of Coun. ties to assist in that Herbert Fedun, and regard. Skoreyko said agreement of other mem- the village does have its bers of council, it was own plan as well as a decided to rework part regional plan. Lupul said of the Remembrance Day they all have to become Ceremony to ensure that familiar with an EOC a couple of wreaths are (Emergency Operational laid at the cenotaph and Centre) and have at least a minute of silence two trained scribes. before proceeding to the Skoreyko said they can community centre for the host or take courses on annual service. Council that and would send out also agreed to have only email notifications on non-alcoholic beverages them in the future. Lupul such as coffee, tea and said she would also like hot chocolate served fol- to involve members of the public as well in the lowing the service. Council also agreed to training courses. Leppek once again have the said they will have to Christmas Light Up cele- look into that as well. Brought to You by the Council went in cambration, and will be meeting in the near era for nearly an hour future to discuss the before the meeting was event with members of adjourned at 9:25 p.m. the agricultural society. Water consumption

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Opinion The Poppy

From Where I Sit: Been There, Done That

The blood red poppy is a symbol And wearing it is the way we tell That we’ll ever remember the fallen It’s how we mourn the ones who fell Those who fought for our freedom Who are not among the living today But are now resting in many countries They sacrificed their lives in the fray Poppies grow in the fields of Flanders Creating a vivid flowery carpet of red Growing among the white cross markers Bearing the names of the valiant dead Red as their lifeblood shed in battle Poppies are a memorial tribute that we Wear to show that we’ll always remember Those who shed their blood to keep us free This is the way we show our appreciation That for their supreme sacrifice we care A demonstration that we remember them By the symbolic blood red poppy we wear

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sible to buy food tickets ahead of time. But the clincher was that Hilary agreed to go with me. For affairs like this I rely on her to drive or orchestrate the logistics. The festival runs three days and is a strict no car zone. So we parked as close as we could (outside the Tag & Tow residential areas) and ordered an Uber. Let me just say, the traffic is a freaking gong show. With policemen directing traffic, bumper to bumper park and ride buses, plus normal Sunday traffic, it felt like a parking lot. Eventually we got there. Roy sug‐ gested a cheque payable to the Edmonton Food Bank would be a lot easier than toting a bag of canned and boxed goods. Smart guy. Before leaving home, I’d printed off the menu that itemizes each pavilion’s food offerings and num‐ ber of coupons required. With seventy countries offering over 500 food and drink items, each

coupon being worth a dol‐ lar, and some incredibly long lineups some pre‐ planning made sense. As it was, two of us used sixty dollars worth of coupons! That unbeliev‐ able amount is more a function of price and less of big eaters. An onion cake, five bucks. Four slices of watermelon, five bucks. A heavy fruit‐filled bun from Russia, five bucks. Four spring rolls, five bucks. Three Mexican Tacos de Cochinta, twelve bucks. It all adds up. The grounds were muddy from the previous night’s rain and hailstorm. But there were tables to sit at and dance perform‐ ances to watch. There was shopping to do if your tastes run to clothing, jewelry, souvenir type objects. Everything I saw seemed either over‐ priced or readily available through ethnic stores or mall kiosks. We walked and we walked. I didn’t have the presence of mind to wear my Fitbit but according to

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A poetic story of a Chipman soldier’s survival

Michelle Pinon Editor

World War II veteran George Olson considers himself very fortunate to have beaten the odds. The former air gunner, now 93 years of age, served with the RAF and RCAF was able to survive 48 bombing missions in the span of twoand-a-half years. The odds were only one in four of surviving a single bombing mission. So to survive 48 was absolutely unheard of. “Your lifespan was 25 seconds,“ says Olson. He had 440 rounds of ammunition at his dis-

posal, and could fire off almost 1,000 rounds per minute. He was constantly watching shells exploding all around him, and other planes disappearing from sight and colliding with the grounds several thousand feet below him. Olson said it could just as well have been his plane that was shot down on any one of those bombing missions, and says luck is the only reason he managed to survive. “To take my mind off things I would compose poems of what we were doing at the time. I would jot down my thoughts on a piece of paper and give it to a

crew member. “Expecting to be killed at any moment is almost impossible to describe,” said Olson, who managed to do just that when he composed poems. He became almost afraid to make too many friends because every time he came back to the tent he was stationed in there was an empty cot. He even noticed during his time in the service his transition from a naive farm boy to a disillusioned veteran. “You grew up quickly. Survival was a matter of luck.” He credits his photographic memory and love of poetry for allow-

ing him to keep his sanity during those difficult times. “I wrote down my feelings in poetry. Unfortunately others took to alcohol.” He doesn’t consider himself a hero, just an airman who had to do a job. He found a way through poetry to endure what he was experiencing day in and day out. While he is proud to have served his country, Olson said he is not proud of the things he had to do. “I detest war because of what we went through.” He also hopes that one day there will be an end to war. “When I think about war and Remembrance Day I

think about the fellows who didn’t make it and the fellows that did.” Olson has also thought about the effect his book of poetry “No place to hide,” has had on family and friends who have had loved ones serve in war. Olson said he didn’t talk about his war experiences until after he wrote his book, and while it is painful to talk about those experiences even today, he says it is therapeutic. While he still sees flashes and bright lights during his nightmares, he said the mental wounds will never heal, the healing power of his pen will continue to pro-

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Business incubator to nurture start up companies Michelle Pinon Editor

Patty Podoborozny has hatched more than a few great ideas since taking the helm for the Town of Bruderheim; and now her latest effort to bring a business incubator to the community is about to hatch. The town’s chief administrative officer told council during its recent organizational meeting that her grant application for a business incubator has been approved, and the funding contract will follow. Several months ago Podoborozny applied for $67,000 in funding under the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. She went on to explain, “The application was to renovate as well as provide resources to help

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We Shall Remember REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE November 11, 2017 10:15 a.m. Lamont Hall Located at 4844 - 49 St. Lunch will immediately follow the service.


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Mayor, Council and Staff


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Thank you to all our Veterans

They were young, as we are young, They served, giving freely of themselves. To them, we pledge, amid the winds of time, To carry their torch and never forget. We will remember them.

Mayor, Council and Staff Thank you for Serving

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Village of Chipman Mayor, Council and Staff WITH GREAT THANKS TO OUR VETERANS

12 - The Lamont Leader (Lamont, Alberta), Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Chipman war memorial restored to its former glory


Thanks to the artistic abilities of Robert Murray of Master Murals, and the generosity of the Village of Chipman, Chipman Golden Seniors, Chipman Agricultural Society and the Chipman Lions Club the veterans memorial has been restored to its former glory. Of course, the key driver in the mural restoration project was the Chipman Historical Foundation which launched the fundraising campaign this past summer to ensure the project came to fruition. The soldiers in the front row from left to right are: Anne Eleniak, George Olson, Walter Melnyk, Stan Warshowski, Anna Pewarchuk and Harry Holowaychuk. Second row from left to right: Louis Holowaychuk, Mac Haines, John Motyka, Peter Pylpow, John Motyka, Frank Paege, and Loris Koch. Third row from left to right are: Glen Paege, Nick Sheptycki, Joseph Letawsky, Neil Deck, Jack Beamer, Howard Calvert, Roy Sheptycki and John Culley. Top row from left to right: Wm M. Sharun and Walter Babbin.

In Their Country’s Service From the Alberta town of Chipman And the district farms that lay all around Came many patriotic young men and women When the clarion’s call to combat did sound Enlisting in Canada’s Navy, Army and Air Force The Merchant Navy and Armed Forces Reserve Where all would valiantly manifest their allegiance Earning the Nation’s gratitude which they deserve They served in Canada and many far countries Battling on oceans, on land, in the sky Where for years they engaged in a conflict To ensure that liberty would never die Serving not for any fame or for glory But because Canada did have a need For them in their Nation’s Armed Forces If Canada’s war effort was to succeed Each Remembrance Day they will be honoured A recognition that we must never let wane As in the battle for freedom’s survival In their Country’s service, they toiled not in vain George Olson

By Michelle Pinon Editor

Thanks to the dedication and generosity of community organizations, residents and driving force of volunteers with the Chipman Historical Foundation the war memorial has been restored to its former glory. Mural artist Robert Murray worked his magic on the cement brick canvas this fall, and said he was pleased to be able to lend his time and talents to the project. “It was a thrill and honour to be a part of the restoration process for such a unique and very important part of the history of Chipman.” Murray, who was commissioned by the Town of

Lamont to do a number of murals this past summer, said he finally got a chance to look at the mural in August. “I finally got the chance to examine the work in August and it was indeed a fading beauty that was in need of some TLC. “The village provided me with scaffolding and I brought the paint. As the days progressed, it was special to see a reawakening of the original mural once more.” Some residents were surprised to learn that the mural was originally painted in colour, added Murray. Bringing the mural back to life has definitely made a positive impression, and thanks go to all those involved in the project. George Olson, one of the men featured on the mural wrote the poem “In Their Country’s Service” to honour the other men and women on the mural when it was originally completed around 20 years ago.

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Bruderheim community park gets $10,000 boost Michelle Pinon Editor

Investing in the communities Enbridge employees work and live is a key part of the energy company’s mandate, and on Wednesday, November 1 three of its representatives were on hand to officially present Bruderheim town council with a $10,000 cheque for its community park project. Town of Bruderheim Chief Administrative Officer Patty Podoborozny said approval for the Community Investment Grant was received on October 13, and the funds will be put in the pool of donations that have been collected to date. So far, $119,000 has been raised for the community park with the overall target of $400,000. Podoborozny said the Bruderheim Lions Club has also applied for the CFEP, (Community Facility Enhancement Program), a large funding stream for the park as well as continue looking for other funding opportunities. As well, “The residents have formed a community park committee to look at designs, resources and funding streams. Town council is committed to supporting this amazing group of volunteers to get the shovels in the ground in 2018 to begin construction of our multi-generaltional community park.” Ryan Campbell, chair of the community park committee, has five children between seven and 15 years of age, and said he would like the park to be a family oriented space. Campbell said it would be nice to have a place where all of his family can gather together and enjoy a variety of activities. “I want to build a park that can grow with the community and meet the needs of current and future residents,” added Campbell. The overall plan for the community park would include a skate park, splash pad, com-

munity gardens and picnic area. Podoborozny added that, “The community park would provide diverse opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures to come together to play, connect and build relationships. With the town’s population expected to grow, a need exists to ensure that recreation and parks services not only meets the needs of present residents, but addresses the needs of future residents. Over the last 20 years, Bruderheim has been home to numerous regional recreational activities that truly define Albertans as community partners. The region is connected through shared recreational activities that truly define Albertans as community parnters. The region is connected through shared recreation and cultural experiences within our communities. These connections are the anchor for regional partnerships that extend to emergency management, youth engagement and safe park areas.” Jennifer Downs, a spokesperson with Enbridge said they are very happy to be able to support initiatives that benefit the community of Bruderheim. “As a good neighbour, we are committed to strengthening communities by sporting innovative programs that positively impact the communities that we live and operate in.” Downs said that in order to accommodate its growing facilities, it now has staff working from the Stonefell Terminal, and expect it to be operating 24/7 in December. “For our Norlite Pipeline Project, we are currently finishing up some clean-up work between our crossing at the North Saskatchewan River and our Stonefell Terminal. Our crews will be finishing up some work this coming week and will be returning next summer to complete the remaining work.”


Enbrdge representatives attended the Bruderheim council meeting to present a $10,000 cheque for the community park project. Front row from left to right are: Coun. Judy Schueler, Coun. Pat Lee, Community Engagement Advisor, Ashley Thompson, Mayor Karl Hauch, Emergency Response Co-ordinator, Brian Boyes, and Right of Way Agent Andrew Bell. Back row left to right are: Coun. George Campbell, Deputy Mayor Len Falardeau, Coun. Gary Bottorff and Coun. Patrick Crawford.



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16/60 Hockey League Lamont PeeWee Hawks tie Fort Sask. 2-2 KERRY ANDERSON These are some of the results from the minor hockey league games held recently. (Please note that scores and scoring are taken from the websites, and some game scores and scoring is dependent on proper league entries. Deadline is typically Sunday evenings, so if scores are not noted they may have been entered after this time. Lamont Tier 4 Atoms played at Smoky Lake on Sunday, dropping a 10-2 road game. Alex Andruchow (1g 1a), and Aiden Loran did the scoring for Lamont. Bruderheim Tier 5 Atoms were to play Redwater on Sunday at Bruderheim Arena but no score was posted by Monday morning deadline. Lamont Tier 4 PeeWees played to a 2-2 tie with Fort Saskatchewan on Sunday at Lamont Arena. Fort scored both of its goals in the first period, and Lamont responded with two of its own in the second to tie the game. The third frame was scoreless. Devon MacKinnon and Kade Dickinson scored for Lamont. Konnor Kalbfleisch was in net. Lamont outshot Fort Saskatchewan 46-12 in the game. Lamont Tier 4 Midgets were to host Camrose on Friday at Lamont Arena, but no score was posted at Monday morning deadline.


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______________________ ANNOUNCEMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS ______________________ NOW BOOKING PRAGUE HALL AND GROUNDS May to October 2018 Contact Tara: 780-336-2000 or 780-995-4688 44/47p ______________________ CARD OF OF THANKS THANKS CARD ______________________ The family of Anna Stefanik would like to thank friends, neighbours and relatives for braving the poor weather to attend Mom’s funeral. We are also most grateful for the cards, food, flowers, and donations to worthy organizations. Our thanks to Dwayne Erickson for delivering a message that Mom often told herself and would have truly appreciated. Thank you to a good friend and neighbour Paulette Erickson for giving the eulogy and to the ladies for providing the excellent lunch. We appreciated the care and sincerity along with the true professionalism that Earl and Rose Mae provided to each of us. Most of all we appreciated the genuine care given to Mom while in Extendicare and made her a part of their family. You were all a blessing in our time of need. 44p ______________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING ______________________

______________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING ______________________ The Beaver Regional Arts Society Presents A “Stompin’ Tom Tribute” by Tim Hus at the Paragon Theatre 5019-50 St Holden Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. Admission Adults - $27 Or Purchase a Season Series for $70 for 4 Shows! Supper is Available After the Show for $15 For Tickets call Susan 780-688-2126 or Christine 780-688-3812 44c _______________________ Viking Health Centre Auxiliary 25th Anniversary Tea Wednesday, November 15 Viking Legion Hall 2 to 4:30 p.m. Acknowledgements at 3 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

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______________________ COMING EVENTS EVENTS COMING ______________________ VIKING FARMERS MARKET Last Market Cancelled •Next Market Christmas Market November 23 2-7 p.m. with Supper. •December 7 - Christmas Market 2-7 p.m. •December 21 Christmas Market from 2 - 5 p.m. _______________________ FOR RENT RENT FOR _______________________ 3 Bedroom house, 2 1/2 baths. No pets, no smoking. Located in Viking. Phone 780-385-0626 for more information. 44tfnc ______________________ LAND FOR RENT 85 acres, cultivated, and rest hayland for spring 2018. 10 miles west of Viking. NW3-48-14-4. Phone 780-336-2678. 43/44p ______________________ 3 Bedroom house in Holden for rent to someone who can fix it up in exchange for lower rent. Phone 780-476-7326. TM43-46 ______________________ 2 bedroom apartment for rent in Tofield. Includes balcony, in-suite laundry, heat and water. $850/month. Phone 780932-0041. TM43tfn ______________________ Room for rent. Private living area, bathroom, TV, laundry, exercise area and utilities are included. Located in Tofield. Call 780-662-3066. TM43tfn ______________________ 2 bedroom large suite in 3story walk-up apartment building under new professional management with live-in, on-site caretaker. Close to Town Centre, hospital and NoFrills Super-store. Rent from $895, incl. utilities, energized parking stall. DD $500. Seniors welcome with special rate. 780-6326878 or 780-918-6328 LL06tfnp ______________________ For Rent in Irma - Cosy 2 bedroom home. No smoking. Phone 780-754-3766 for more information. 43/47c ______________________ For Rent in Chipman - 3 bedroom mobile home. Call 780-405-2511 for more info. LL29tfn

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_______________________ HELP WANTED WANTED HELP _______________________ Part time Clubhouse Manager starting April 2018 and ending October 2018. Applications close November 10, 2017. Email resumes to or mail to PO Box 985, Viking, AB T0B 4N0 43/44c ______________________ MEMORIAL MEMORIAL ______________________ In Memory of Our Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother Angella Johnston November 9, 2015 Gone is the face we loved so dear, Silent is the voice we loved to hear. Too far away for sight or speech, But not too far for thought to reach. Sweet to remember her who once was here, And who, though absent, is just as dear. The rolling stream of life rolls on, But still the vacant chair, Recalls the love, the voice, the smile, Of the one who once sat here. What would we give to clasp her hand, Her happy face to see, To hear her voice and see her smile, That meant so much to us. Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps her near. Today recalls the memory of a loved one gone to rest, And those who loved her best. The flowers we lay upon her grave, May wither and decay, But the love for her who lies beneath, Will never fade away. Lovingly Remembered by Fred, Ken, Lorraine, Ernie, Tammy, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren. 44p











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