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Warner South County Sabres goalie Wacey Thielen (1) reaches for the puck against the Coronation Royals during the ﬁnal game of the Provincial D Midget tournament on Sunday, March 23. Coronation won the match with the ﬁnal score of 6 - 5. Coronation hosted the Midget D Provincials March 21 - 23: highlights can be found on page 4. ECA Review/K. Davis
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Prairie Land schools discuss modernization options Katie Davis News Reporter
Different options for modernization designs were discussed at the Prairie Land Regional Division #25 meeting on March 19, 2014. The board played a slideshow of photos whilst discussing four modernized schools that were toured: Olds, Stettler, Thorhild and Ponoka, with plans to visit two more schools inprovince and two out of province schools. It was discussed that the board enjoyed the more open-concept options at the schools toured, which
included spacious gathering spots for mingling and communication; teacher pods; library pods; white boards instead of window shades; folding walls for evolvable classroom settings and larger ‘learning areas’ rather than classrooms. It was noted that these environments seemed to encourage learning via interactive and open spaces, as opposed to the older model of strictly-designated classrooms and social spaces in opposition. It was noted that these spaces treated students more like adults, with Superintendent Cam McKeage commenting that the schools encouraged
a more pragmatic notion of learning spaces, noting that the environments emulated a home-like space where kids would want to be, rather than being forced to be there. It was noted that with such transformable environments, the teaching style would have to evolve over time too.
Discussed via video conference was an interactive THOUGHTstream currently taking place for parents, community and students to input ideas and concerns for PLRD to consider during the
Castor Atoms ............................ 2 Obituary ................................... 2 Real Estate/Homes ................... 2 Feature ..................................... 3 Forestburg news ...................... 5 Legislature ............................... 6 Prairie View .............................. 6 Letter........................................ 6 Agriculture ........................ 7 - 15 Dining & Entertainment .. 16 - 17 Classiﬁed/Careers............ 18 - 21 Sudoku .................................. 19 Stettler school news ............... 22 Clearview School Board.......... 24
modernization process. It was noted that at present 183 participants had taken part in the interactive communication platform, with 258 thoughts gathered from JC Charyk-affiliated participants; 162 thoughts from Hanna Primary participants, and 47 thoughts from community members more generally. It was discussed that once the THOUGHTstream was completed, a web report would be mobilized and distributed to see the overarching themes, questions, suggestions and concerns for Council to view.
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The Cadets #572 Squadron began parading in their new location at the Coronation Recreation Centre/ Bowling Alley on Monday, March 24. (L - R) Back Row: Commanding Ofﬁcer Captain Phil Ricard, Cadet Billy-Joe Gregory Hawkins, Cadet Kathleen Schnell, Corporal James William Hewitt, Flight Corporal Darian Davidson, Flight Sargent Mallory Schaffer and Civilian Instructor Darrell Thomas. Front Row: Civilian Instructor Lisa Long, Flight Sargent Jordan Stonehouse, Corporal Grayden Vennard, Corporal Jeffrey Marcus Smith and Cadet Savannah Ayotte. ECA Review/K. Davis
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On the main street in Stettler there sits a tiny shop with a big heart that keeps beating stronger. Superfluity, a thrift store that sees all it’s wares filter out to good causes, held it’s Annual General Meeting on February 26; revealing hints of a bustling charitable institution becoming more popular by the year.. The thrift store with the unique name that means ‘more than needed,’ saw it’s audited statement for 2013 see donations of $72,000 go back to the Stettler community the same total donations the store filtered back to charitable causes during it’s first 15 years of operation. The shop donates it’s funds and recycled objects to a myriad of institutions, including women’s shelters in Red Deer and Camrose, Donalda Animal Haven Rescue, Erskine School breakfast programs and many more establishments. “The Annual General Meeting was kind of a thank you to all the volunteers,” said board member Rose Wesner, who noted there are over 100 individuals freely donating their time to the store presently. “We had speakers from the women’s shelter and the food bank, which were very interesting.” The meeting also saw many suggestions floated to volunteers and board members more broadly on how to continue to operate successfully and help those in need. The shop’s history dates back to 1980 when resident Olive Long saw a need in the eastcentral Alberta region for a good used-clothing store. After meeting with the Coronation Presbyterial in Camrose to discuss the possibility of establishing such a charitable venue in Stettler, meetings with the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and local businesses were initiated and plans to move into a NOTHING’S AS WILD. vacancy across NOTHING’S AS WILD. from the local theINTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW WILDCAT™ X LIMITED. The race-tuned, 1000 H2 EFI engine churns out an atre were ™ X LIMITED. Response puts all that to thechurns ground. impressive 90+THE horsepower. TEAM Rapid INTRODUCING ALL-NEWThe WILDCAT The™ clutch race-tuned, 1000 H2power EFI engine outAnd an the 5-link rear an industry-leading inchesputs of travel. Thepower Limited fullAnd Rapid Response18™ clutch all that to includes the ground. impressive 90+suspension horsepower.creates The TEAM organized. Despite aluminum doors,suspension Elka Stagecreates 5 shocks, beadlock ITP Blackwater Evolution the 5-link rear an aluminum industry-leading 18wheels inches and of travel. The Limited includestires. full Long’s husband aluminum doors, Elka Stage 5 shocks, aluminum beadlock wheels and ITP Blackwater Evolution tires. beginning renovation work on the location, moving 302 - 1St Ave East, Hanna, AB • 403-854-2955 plans that were Come see us at the 7th annual BIG soon dashed by a devastating fire SAVINGS that engulfed the April 10-13 at the Hanna Curling Rink Always wear a seat belt on ROVs. We recommend all ROV operators have a valid driver’s license. Never carry a building in flame passenger in the cargo box; the passenger must be able to place both feet on the floor while keeping their back against Always wear a seat belt on ROVs. We recommend all ROV operators have a valid driver’s license. Never carry a the back of the seat. Arctic Cat recommends that all riders take a training course, and that they as a post-movie passenger in the cargo box; the passenger must be able to place both feet on the floor while keeping their back against read and understand their owner’s manual before operation. For safety or training information, the back of the seat. Arctic Cat recommends that all riders take a training course, and that they see your dealer or visit http://rohva.org. ©2013 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. crowd looked on. read and understand their owner’s manual before operation. For safety or training information, see your dealer or visit http://rohva.org. ©2013 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701. Superfluity sits
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NewsReporter Coronation Royals and the Warner Sabres kicked off the final match of the Provincial Midget D playoffs at the Coronation Arena on Sunday, March 23 at 5 p.m. with Coronation coming out on top. Coronation opened the scoring eight minutes into the first period. Entering the second period ahead by two, Coronation scored two more goals at 15:09 on a power play and 11:52. Warner followed suit at 6:42 and 3:18. Heading into the third and up by two points, Coronation scored on another power play at 17:43 to put
them ahead 5 - 2. Warner turned up the heat and scored at 15:20, 13:06 and 9:52 to tie up the game at five apiece. Coronation took the final goal 36 seconds later and then held off Warner to win the game 6 - 5, giving them title of Midget D Provincial Champions 2014. Eight teams ultimately participated in the Midget D Provincial 2014 tournament hosted by the Coronation Royals and Minor Sports. The teams were split into two Pools: A and B. Pool A consisted of host team the Coronation Royals, High Level North Stars, Mayerthorpe Mustangs and
Warner Sabres, with the winners being Warner in first and Coronation second. Pool B consisted of the Smoky Lake Stars, Thorsby Thunder, Grimshaw Stars and Consort Comets, with Smoky Lake in first place and Consort second. The road to the final was played in semi final matches held the the morning of Sunday, March 23 saw the Warner Sabres face off against the Consort Comets with Warner winning the match 10 - 8. The second match of the semifinals saw the Smoky Lake Stars versus Coronation Royals, with Coronation the victor 8 - 2.
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It was a quiet, snowy afternoon in Forestburg on Sunday, March 23 as a small crowd gathered in the local Community Centre to witness Let’s Murder Marsha by Monk Ferris, a Curtain Call Community Theatre Production. The first sounds of the play were the gasp of the audience as the curtains pulled back to reveal a sleek metropolitan apartment setting complete with mini-bar, wardrobe and furniture. Soon the impression of elegance was personified as blonde, socialite-type Marsha Gilmore (Margaret Lumley) came trotting out, flustered and cursing, only to stick her rear end in the general direction of the audience and wave it about in her gestural searching within a chair cushion for something. As her young, beautiful maid Bianca (Wren Wetmore) arrived to investigate the chaos afoot, it was revealed that Marsha is looking for a ‘creeping slasher’ - not a deadly undiscovered insect, but a murder-mystery novel she holds dear and must hide from her husband lest he scold her for reading such ‘mind rotting trash.’
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over-exaggerated lilts of tone, complimented her dramatic expressions of emotion as she described the perils of owing 10 cents per day; which, in the context of her lavishly furnished apartment, gave insight into her comically off-kilter method of thought. Bianca, on the other hand, was like a whimsical sounding board for Marsha’s babble, which may have explained her tendency to sneak alcohol whenever the opportunity arose. As Marsha exited the scene to ease her monetary anxieties, her suited and steadfast husband Tobias Gilmore (Robert Ponto) entered the apartment with seductive, beguiling professional decorator Persis Devore (Nancy Ambler) to discuss the lavish design plans Tobias had for Marsha’s birthday, which were to occur the following day. Upon Marsha’s return, she suddenly found herself innocently eavesdropping on the secret scheme of her husband and the unknown woman. Her face contorted with shock and horror, Marsha listened to a grizzly plot that made the innocent birthday plans sound like a brutal murder of the most painstakingly bizarre sort. In due time, Marsha solicited neighbour Virgil Baxter (Neil Lunty), a gangly awkward soul too nervous for life itself, as her mortal saviour and partner in a cunning plan to nip the premeditated murder in the bud. By planning to strike first with tasteless, undetectable poison over dinner, Marsha giggled and schemed her
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Shocking disclosure Rick Strankman, MLA Drumheller - Nathan Kaiser. Stettler and member of the Wildrose Party Wildrose electricity critic Joe Anglin Recently it came to light that top execupointed out that similar allegations in tives at TransAlta approved the strategy other jurisdictions would be heard in a of shutting down power plants on a tempo- court of law and not in front of a quasirary basis, to drive up electricity prices judicial tribunal. He also pointed out that which resulted in millions of dollars in the consequences would result in more profits. than just token fines and that is what is More concerning, was that company missing in the policing of our electrical officials were actually congratulating system. each other about how well it was working. In an exchange with the Associate This was according to documents Minister of Electricity, Anglin filed with the provincial elecsaid “Given that the MSA alletricity regulator. gations are, in effect, The three TransAlta VPs, allegations of fraud, theft, which included the VP of reguladestruction of evidence, all of tory and legal affairs, gave the which are criminal in nature, go-ahead on a bidding strategy in will this government ask the November 2010 to stage plant outRCMP to investigate and file ages during peak periods to drive criminal charges as necessary up the price of electricity. This has and hold these companies and been alleged by Alberta’s Market individuals to account?” Strankman Surveillance Administrator Donna Kennedy-Glans, (MSA) in documents that have Associate Minister of been filed with the Alberta Utilities Electricity, responded that “if the governCommission (AUC). ment interferred every time there was an The allegations that four times in 2010 allegation about corporate activity, we’d and 2011, TransAlta deliberately shut be awfully busy.” down major coal-fired generators at peak The Alberta government has done little times during extremely cold winter days, to deal with the escalating bills that are to increase their profits by manipulating becoming more difficult for those on fixed the price based on artificial need of elecincomes to fit into their budgets. The tricity from other plants they controlled. reluctance of this government to deal with In December of 2010, TransAlta created these alleged illegal activities shows a $6.69 million in profit from these actions, complete and utter disregard for everyday even after financial penalties were Albertans. imposed. My offices have received corresponIn emails exchanged between execudence from across the riding expressing tives, they congratulated plant managers complete dismay concerning the lack of for the “great work” in co-ordinating plant advocacy by the government to protect shut downs that resulted in the price electricity consumers. spikes. One of the emails revealed that the As the MLA for Drumheller Stettler, I shut downs were discretionary, “All three will continue to stand with my Wildrose of these outages were discretionary and caucus colleagues to hold those that abuse all three plant managers worked with us consumers, responsible for their actions. on the timing,” TransAlta executive
Brilliantly incisive exposé Dear Editor, Ms. Davis’ March 20th opinion piece entitled “Moral Compass Deconstructed”, which examined the moral underpinnings of our illustrious Premier, was a brilliantly incisive exposé. She has wielded her “deconstructive” methodology like a professional psychologist in a courtroom cross examination, exposing Redford’s true modus operandi, to use government and the taxpayer for her own self-gratification. In a word, Davis shows that Redford is an egomaniac. Her exorbitant Mandela “ego-trip” was made with the full knowledge that she was turning her back on her bill paying Alberta electorate to align herself with the perceived-to-be famous and important of her “sophisticated” world. Davis further points out that even after denials, Redford exhibited the ultimate in
egocentric behaviour by claiming that laws pertaining to Alberta Government employee travel should be changed to accommodate the fact that she has a kid! It’s a sad commentary on our present state of affairs, that when our extremely well paid civil servants do what we paid them to do, we have to pay them additional bonuses or name buildings, parks or mountains after them, but when they don’t do their jobs, we must pay even more. Kudos to you Katie Davis. I am aware that moral “deconstruction” requires moral understanding, and I look forward to the day that I can vote for a Premier with the moral compass that your commentaries have shown you possess. Respectfully, Leslie Czar, Hanna AB
Princess Allison has been forced to face reality by Herman Schwenk Coronation Well, well. Who’d have thunk it? Princess Allison has been forced to face reality. I guess the conversation is over. When Allison Redford was first elected as the leader of the PC’s every time a sticky situation came up her response was “ We need to have a conversation about that.” It looks to me like many Albertan’s, the PC party and caucus officials conversing about her extravagance put an end to that conversation. She had to admit to Alberta residents, the party and herself that she had no moral authority or credibility left to govern this province and it’s people. Her only honourable choice was resign as Premier. She got elected as leader of the PC party through a flawed process as did her predecessor. I am sure that she had grandiose ideas of making major changes to the way the Alberta Government was being managed, however what she succeeded in doing was to make the problem much worse. The Alberta government began it’s
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written into the contracts whether they were earned or not. If the employee quits either of their own accord or are relieved of their position they are entitled to a very generous severance package. They seem to be entitled to this even if they have been employed for only a few months. Just recently Vickie Kaminski from the NL East Regional Health Authority was hired as the CEO of AHS at a salary of something like $550,000. I also learned that she is entitled to a severance of one month’s salary for each month worked if her services are terminated. It is obvious that this government cannot be fixed from within. It is time that we had a major change. That can only happen by electing a new government. It should have happened in the last election but the PC campaign manager was able to convince liberal and union members that the Wildrose Party would cause massive layoffs if elected. This government has been in power far too long. We need change or Alberta, the richest province in Canada, will be in the same financial mess as Ontario, Quebec, Greece and Spain.
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Cont’d from Pg 8 That is the number of days the cow has to rebreed if the producer wants the cow to calve on a desired 365-day calving interval. If the cow is to maintain her position as the first cow to calve each year, she has 82 days to recoup from calving, start lactating and be cycling the day the bulls arrive in the pasture. Keep in mind that cows that are adjusted to the production environment will maintain a 365-day calving cycle. In other words, the cow will calve every year on time. Cows that are poorly adapted to the production environment will not. Those cows are utilizing whatever feed is available to recoup from calving and then trying to start lactating and produce enough milk for the calf each day. Any thoughts of reproducing for next year will not be entertained until those two steps are done. That is why cows that are underfed and poorly nourished will not maintain a good annual reproductive rate. The producer has a very hard time making up precalving nutritional deficiencies after calving. Thus the saying: “Cows need to fit the environment.” The test for that is the ability of the cow to rebreed and produce a calf every year at the desired time. There are two ways to measure this adaptability effect. The first being the actual annual calving interval for each cow, a value that should be close to 365
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Breeders’ Section Big or Little Socket? As calving season comes to the forefront, bull buying starts to wind down and thoughts of summer grass start to come to mind. After a long, cold winter, those spring turnout activities will be especially enjoyable. However, following any season, repairs need to be made and an assortment of tools are needed to manage the farm or ranch. The other day, I opened the tool chest to address some spring adjustments and needed a particular socket. I could not find the 3/8-inch socket, so I decided to buy a new socket set. When I got to the store, the assistant was nice enough to show me the socket sets. However, I noticed the sets no longer had any 3/8-inch sockets. In fact, the store only carried socket sets that started at 1/2-inch or greater. With the ever increasing size of equipment, the store apparently felt that smaller sockets no longer were needed. I left perplexed but reminded of a question a student asked in class the other day as I was discussing expected progeny differences (EPDs). The assignment for the students was to select a bull. As the bull selections were discussed, it became obvious that there was a strong tendency to select leaders for the various traits, which are those bulls that rank the highest for EPD values. More specifically, when asked to justify the reasoning for buying a trait leader for weaning weight, the response indicated a need for growth. That is a true statement, but a second statement was noted that was not true. A student said that if a bull ranked low in weaning weight EPD, the bull’s calves would have no growth. That is not a true statement and, at least on my part, made me frown, if nothing else. Bulls, just like the tools in a tool chest, have a purpose and specific use. What would be the sense of buying a socket set that does not contain a full selection of sockets? The wide variety of tools in a tool chest is needed to be able to repair or tweak the daily operations of a ranch. Having a socket set that only has large sockets makes no more sense than only buying bulls that are trait leaders for growth. Cattle operations must be tweaked constantly to maintain cows that produce the right calves and produce income. Producers shouldn’t have limited choices when it comes time to find the right tool in the toolbox or limit themselves to a certain set of genetics in a bull. Perhaps, at least in the classroom, a better understanding of the percentile tables and bull rankings would be good. However, a fundamental principle in school is rank, which is the process of achieving the highest percentile possible for a grade. Even if a student does not achieve 100 percent, the student still has an innate desire to achieve a grade as close to 100 percent as possible. However, students, regardless of grades, are striving to do good, prepare themselves for the future and find a niche that leads to the good life. Turn to cows, Pg 12
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for KATHy LEE of Bashaw, Alberta for ED and ALIE DALMER of Leduc, AB
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
Located: From Bashaw, go 14 km east on Highway 53, OR Located: From Leduc, go 6.8 km east on Highway 623, then 4 from the junction of Highways 53 and 56, go 4.3 km west on km south on Highway 814 OR from Millet, go 4.1 km north Highway 53. Gate sign – 20055 Highway 53. on Highway 2A, then 5.2 km east on Highway 616, then 8.5 km north on Highway 814. Gate sign – 49127 Hwy 814. following the recent death of Don Lee, Kathy has decided to Located: From Gwynne, go 1.5 km east on Hwy 13, then disperse the majority of the farm equipment. Please do your This is an extremely clean line of low houred equipment. 9.6 km north on Rge Rd 225 (it becomes 224), then 0.1 km west on Twp Rd 474. [Gwynne is 10 km east of Wetaskiwin on own inspections of the equipment as to age, condition, etc. Most equipment was purchased new and is in very good to excellent condition. Dalmers have many large sheds, thus Hwy 13] OR take Hwy 616 (west of Armena or east of almost all the equipment has been shedded, including tillage, Hwy 2A) to Rge Rd 224, then go 6.3 km south, then 0.1 km disc, etc. Dalmers farmed 1-1/2 quarters of level land. west on Twp Rd 474. Gate sign 224008 Twp Rd 474. Previewing starting March 22 until sale time. Since the passing of Clinton, Terrence has decided to discontinue the farming operation. The land was rented out in 2013, thus • 5th wheel converter, SA, 11R22.5 TRACTORS and CRAWLER the equipment was last used in the 2012 crop year. tires • 1997 Ford/NH 9682 4WD c/w This is an extremely nice line of lower houred equipment. • Degelman rock picker, ground drive 20.8x42 duals, showing 3,273 hr. • 31’ Case IH 4600 vibrashank c/w • 60’ Flexicoil S90 Harrow/packer TRACTORS at booking, 4 hyd. plus return, rear Valmar tank and granular kit, 3 bar • 60’ Flexicoil S82 harrows • 2005 John Deere 7520 MFWD c/w JD weights, standard, good cond., S/N harrows • 10’ root rake, Morris rod weeder 741 self-leveling loader, 8’ bucket and D105694 • 14’ Case IH 7200 hoedrill, rubber grapple, 1670 hr. at booking, quad SERVICE TRUCK/FIRE TRUCK/PICKUPS • Case 1175 2WD c/w Allied 790 packers, grass seed attach. loader and 7’ bucket, showing • 1989 Ford 350 2WD c/w full trans., LH reverser, joystick, 3-pt. hitch, • Leon 550 5-1/2 yd hyd. scraper • Wheatheart 10”x60’ mechanical swing 7,727 hr., standard, 2 hyd., service body, 5.8 L, 5-spd, 247,935 3 hyd., sunroof, buddy seat, vg rubber, TRACTORS • 10’ Willcar hyd. box scraper auger, low profile dual auger hopper, 18.4x38 duals km, tool boxes, air compressor, 480/80R42 rear, front fenders, rear • 83’ Bourgault 850 Centurion III PT • 1990 Ford Versatile 846 (Blue) 4WD whl. weights, S/N RW7520R035015 one owner, limited use, exc. cond. • John Deere 450 Crawler, 7-1/2’ hitch vice and hitch hoist c/w 18.4R38 duals, 4187 hr., standard sprayer, 833 gal. poly tank, hyd. trans., 4 hyd. plus aux., air seat, good • Sakundiak HD7-37’ auger c/w SP blade, canopy, (LH clutch needs • 1981 GMC Fire truck, 427 gas, The three items below fit the JD 741 pump, wind screens, foam marker, mover, 18hp, shedded loader: cond., S/N D450725 work), S/N 053722T auto, 19,166 km, service body, • 10’ Kirchner quick attach dozer, hyd. chem fill • 2012 Kubota M135 GX MFWD c/w • Westfield 7”x41’ auger c/w 15hp water tank used for diesel, c/w fuel angle • 60’ Flexicoil S95 harrow packer, HARVEST EQUIPMENT Kubota M56 self-levelling loader, 8’ Kohler, elec. start; 7”x31’ auger c/w 1-3/4” packers • JD 3-prong bale fork • 2001 John Deere 9650 SP pump, very clean unit bucket, grapple, 33 hr. at booking, 9hp eng. • 50’ Flexicoil S80 diamond harrows Bi-Speed turn, 3-pt. hitch, LH reverser, • Conveyair 6006 grain vac, shedded, good conventional combine, 914 PU, • 2006 Dodge Dakota RT, 4x4, ext. • Silage / Manure grapple fork and drawbar joystick, 8-speed PS with 3 ranges, 3 cond. 30.5L-32 fronts (newer), long cab, 4.7L V8 High Output, 158,000 • 1997 John Deere 8200 MFWD, hyd., 540/1000 PTO, 520/70R38 • Moridge batch dryer 20.8R42 duals (vg), 1667 hr. at • 16’ heavy duty land roller, 5’ dia., very auger, one owner, good condition, km +/– rears, sunroof, whl. weights, rear booking, powershift, rear whl. heavy BINS shedded, S/N H09650W690313 • 1963 International 1/2 Ton window defog, rear 3-pt. hitch controls, • 1994 Dodge 3/4 T, 4x4, diesel, weights, 3 hyd., 540/1000/Big 1000 • Melroe 516 5-bottom plow, 16” transferable warranty, shedded, like • Caradon 14’x7 ring, 2800 bu+/–, ($19,881.00 W/O Aug./13, only long box, reg cab, auto, 426,156 PTO, front fenders, PTO never used, shares, (extra shares and wear plates) wood floor 57 sep. hr. since) This combine new, S/N 50124 • 14’ Load King fert./seed tote, 2 hyd. augers S/N RW8200P012308 km • Minneapolis Moline U c/w 8’ snow • Four Westeel 14’x6 ring, 2000 bu+/–, had a new eng. put in and, in turn, • 1986 Case IH 3394 MFWD, 20.8R38 • Leon rod weeder, 28’ +/– • 1987 Chev 1/2 T, 4x4, 8 cyl., auto, good wood floors the hour meter has been changed. blade, 540 PTO, 1 hyd., pulley, chains, rear, 3997 hr. at booking, 24 spd. LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT • Twister 14’x5 ring, 2000 bu+/–, wood good cond. Records have not been found to reg. cab • 1994 Ford Ranger XLT, 4x4, 5-spd., PS, diff lock, 2 hyd., 1000 PTO, S/N • NH 195 TA manure spreader, dbl. • Two Butler 18’x3 ring, 2500 bu+/–, confirm total hours. HARVEST EQUIPMENT 9943582 good wood floors 415,372 km beater, hyd. endgate • 2004 MF 9790 SP combine c/w 4200 • Westeel 14’x5 ring, 1650 bu+/–, wood • 2006 25’ MF 9220 SP swather, • Case 930 2WD, 18.4x34 rear, 5090 • 1970 +/– Chev Custom 20, 292 • Richardton 700 silage high dump header and Rake-up PU, 704.8 rotor / • Two Westeel 14’x4 ring, 1350 bu+/–, 5200 header, dbl. swath, PU reel, hr. at booking, 2 hyd., 540 PTO, rear • Flexicoil post pounder, trailer type 957.9 eng. hr., 900/60R32 fronts, chaff BIN/AUGERS/DRYERS gauge wheels, 1075 hr., 16.9x28 whl. weights, no cab, S/N 8325689 wood • Hi-Hog crowding tub and 2-piece spreader, hopper topper, shedded, exc. fronts, one owner, good cond., S/N • 2005 Grainmax 2000 hopper bin, • White 1270 2WD c/w Allied 350 S-alley c/w catwalk cond., S/N HN36288, TERMS: 25% • Two 15’ oilfield tank grain bins, 1900 9220HR08142 skid, vg cond., (This bin is located at loader and bucket, 3-pt. hitch, diesel, • Cattle squeeze, Hi-Hog palp. cage, bu+/–, Westeel doors, steel floors, good down sale day, balance by Aug. 1/14 no cab, 41 hp +/–, 1713 hr. at The above two items sell with Bashaw Seed Plant. Bin #17. Will • 2003 25’ MF 220XL SP swather, cond. booking, 1 hyd., 540 PTO, newer rear sliding gate terms: 25% down sale day, be sold by picture.) 5000 header, 967 hr., UII PU reel, Flex • Butler 3 ring, 1500 bu+/–, wood • 14’ steel adj. loading chute The four bins below are located tires, nice clean unit, S/N 317212 Fingers, 21.5x16.1 tires, rear hitch, • Two 700 bu+/– steel hopper bins, skids balance by Aug. 1/14 • Seven pipe frame walk-in mineral • John Deere 8820 Titan II SP HARVEST EQUIPMENT approx. 2 mi. north of Red Willow. shedded all but this season, low hr., TRUCKS / VAN / TRAILERS feeders, four 16’ pipe bunk feeders, 3 combine, JD 212 PU, standard, exc. cond., S/N HL70128 Call Jordan Lee for details. Selling • 1990 JD 9500 SP combine c/w HD 8’x8’ round bale feeders, 3 round • 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab, • Bergen 3600 HT header transport, like 4x4, short box, 5.7L Hemi, auto, PW, long auger, 4,246 hr. showing, by picture. 914 PU, 1514 sep./2058 eng. hr., bale feeders, 2 Lewis cattle oilers new PDL, power seat and rear window, 24.5x32 fronts, air foil sieve, • Westeel 19’x5 ring (3300 bu+/–), 24.5x32 front, air foil chaffer, DAM BINS / AUGERS / GRAIN VAC • 8’ Koenders poly canola roller header height, DAS PU/reel speed, wood floor, skirting, good cond. remote start, newer tires, one owner, shedded, S/N H08820X615958 • 8’ Inland canola roller • Six Westeel 14’x6 ring (2150 bu+/–) 102,519 km (will be driven through • JD 224 straight cut header, batt reel • Westeel 19’x4 ring (2700 bu+/–), S/N H09500X635797 GRAIN TRUCKS • 30’ JD straight cut header, batt reel, on concrete, missing door • 2000 21’ Westward 9250 SP hopper bins, (4 have skids and all winter), vg cond. • 2006 Freightliner Columbia TA c/w • 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, 4x4, reg cab, S/N 433999 • Two Butler 14’x4 ring (2000 bu+/– swather, 659 cutting/808 eng. hr., have ladders and lid openers) new 20’ steel box and hoist, hyd. silage long box, 4.7L V8, auto, A/T/C, PW, • Elmers HT30 header transport 972 header, PU reel, dbl. swath, S/N • Twister 14’x5 ring (2150 bu+/–) ), wood floors, poor to fair cond. endgate, auto Smartshift trans., Detroit PDL, 213,673 km, one owner hopper bin, skid, ladder, lid opener 135783 • Brandt 10”x60’ hyd. swing auger SPRAYER 60 series, 820,741 miles, rear hoist • 2004 Ford Freestar Sport 7-passenger • Twister 14’x5 ring (2000 bu+/–) on TRUCKS and GRAVEL TRAILER control, quick detach roll tarp, 11R22.5 van, 147,109 km, new tires, 4.2L, auto, • 2000 Case IH SPX 4260 SP • Sakundiak 8”x41’ auger, Wisconsin wood eng. • 1993 GMC Topkick SA grain truck c/w • Two Westeel 14’x4 ring (1350 bu+/–) tires, very nice truck in exc. cond. A/T/C, keyless entry, orig. owner, good sprayer, 90’, 3,032 hr., 380/90R46 17’ steel box (60” sides) and hoist, • Blanchard 8”x50’ PTO auger • 1981 Ford 800 TA c/w 20’ box (49” clean van tires, 4 Tridekon dividers, 1,200 gal on wood sides) and hoist, 142,133 km, 429 hyd. silage endgate, 366 eng., 5&2, • Four hopper feed/seed bins, 200-400 • 20’ Tridem trailer, 8’ wide, flip down SS tank, chem handler, auto height, • Brandt 7” auger for parts gas, 13-spd., air brakes, spring susp., sectional control, mapping, no auto • Dri All grain dryer, on transport, 32,436 km at booking, 11R22.5 vg bu+/– roll tarp, vg 10:00x20 tires, good cond. ramps, very heavy, mobile hm axles tires, roll tarp • 16’ TA car hauler • Sakundiak HD 10-1800 10”x60’ hyd. steer, hyd. axles, S/N JFG0003637 AS IS • 1989 Ford F700 SA grain truck c/w 16’ FIELD EQUIPMENT • Moridge batch dryer, old swing auger YARD TRACTOR TRUCKS and GRAIN TRAILER wood box and hoist, 14,310 km (orig.), • 32’ Flexicoil 800 DT cult. c/w FC air • Snowco grain cleaner • Brandt 8”x30’ auger, 16 hp Kohler, • Kubota RX 2360 MFWD tractor, diesel, 429 eng., 5&2, 9.00x20 vg tires • 1972 Mack R600 TA c/w 20’ steel package, 12” spacing, 4 bar harrows elec. start • 14’ TA gravel pup trailer • Flexicoil 1720 TBH air tank, dual front 23hp, 3-pt. hitch, 74 hr., c/w 60” box, Harsh hoist, roll tarp, 5-spd., LAWN TRACTORS and MISC. • Conveyair 3000 grain vac c/w hoses mower, turf tires, cruise, roll bar, bought • John Deere 300 riding tractor c/w castor, 3 rollers, shedded, never had diesel, 11R24.5 rear, air brakes HAYING EQUIPMENT etc. new in 2011, exc. cond. fert. in tank, vg cond. • 1968 Mack R700 (on a 1985 Mack rototiller • New Holland 1069 self-propelled bale MOTORHOME / ANTIQUE TRACTORS • 24’ John Deere 331 disc, 9” spacing, • 4’ Muratori 3-pt. hitch rototiller, like chassis), TA, 5th wheel, vg 11R24.5 • John Deere STX 38 hydro c/w 38” wagon, 1568 hr., diesel, 160 bale, new deep cone, good cond. • 1984 GMC 3500 Model 225 Compact mower tires, 5&2, diesel, air brakes S/N 2994 • 80’ Flexicoil 65 sprayer, auto rate, wind MISCELLANEOUS • Outlaw race car, 350 eng. (seized) • 2005 JD 567 round baler, 9375 motorhome, 70,392 km, 8 cyl., auto, • 1998 42’ Advance tridem grain screens, dbl. nozzle bodies, 800 gal., 24 KW diesel generator mtd in 7’ trailer, 11R24.5 tires, roll tarp, • Three 1,300 gal. poly water tanks, bales, net wrap, Megawide PU, silage 3-piece bath, stove, fridge, sleeps 6, hyd. pump, disc markers, chem fill good clean older unit 500 gal. +/– poly tank kit • 60’ Flexicoil Sys. 95 harrow / packer, enclosed SA trailer; Hotsy 555SS spring ride, last certified in 2009 • 2005 JD 946 discbine, 13’, • Minneapolis Moline U 2WD tractor, 1-3/4” packers, main frame walking pressure washer; Two Labtronics • 1976 IH Loadstar 1700 SA grain • 16’ calf shelter S/N 09502293 model 919 grain testers c/w access.; truck c/w 16’ box and hoist, roll • Portable compressor trailer axles, good cond. hydraswing, rubber rollers • Rock-O-Matic 546 rock picker, PTO International 25 drawer rolling tool tarp • 1995 JD 348 square baler, hyd. • MF 95, 2WD, 6 cyl. diesel, duals SHOP TOOLS and PARTS cabinet, Int. 11-drawer top chest; 1988 drive swing hitch, multi lube, hasn’t been MISC. and ANTIQUES Honda 300 Fourtrax quad; Oxweld • 1968 +/– Mack R700 TA c/w • Lincoln Ranger 10,000 welder, 207 used since 2000 • 20-22’ rock rake, PTO drive 8’ Farmking 960 3-pt. hitch snow blower, dual • 25’ CCIL 807 DT cult., 3 bar harrows, Radial graph oxy/acetylene cutting 11’x24’ bale deck and dual hoist, hr. • Vermeer R2300 Twin Hyd. rake, 18’- auger, hyd. chute; Deutz-Allis 192 lawn tractor, good cond. machine c/w stand and track; Miller 251 5&4, diesel, no visible S/N • Coats 20-20 tire changer 23’, limited use 20hp, hydro, c/w mower, trailer type grass catcher • 60’ FarmKing diamond harrows, mig welder; Hypertherm 1000 plasma AIR SEEDER and FIELD EQUIP. • Lincoln AC-225 welder • Arvon rotary hay rake, PTO drive and rototiller; 66” Ford 917 3-pt. hitch flail tiller; drawbar cutter; 8000 lb Warn winch c/w remote; • 40’ Bourgault 8800 cult. c/w 2195 • Miller 252 mig welder • 28’x10’ TA bale hauler, steel deck, 1250 gal. and 800 gal. poly tanks; 1000 gal. • 36’ CCIL diamond harrows and Steel smoke house, custom built, sliding Bourgault tank, has 3rd tank, dual • Thermal Dynamics 42 plasma cutter hyd tilt, 14 +/– bales Zero SS milk bulk tank c/w compressor, 800 gal. drawbar racks, 5’x5’x4’; 50 gal. yard sprayer, 10’, • JD 4-bottom plow on rubber, JD Honda eng., on skid; Three 3hp inline fan, granular kit, single shoot, 4 bar • Oxy/Acetylene outfit, Hitachi chop • 26’x10’ bale trailer, duals, 14 +/– bales Zero SS bulk tank (has leak), 6 Big Claw milkers; saw, 18V grease gun, • Vicon 5-wheel rake 3-bottom plow on steel Two 2150 gal +/– steel tanks; Quantity drill stem, aeration fans, quantity aeration ducting; harrows, packers • Lg. quantity of hand tools (Snap-On, FIELD EQUIPMENT sucker rod and iron, unused fence posts, railroad 1000 gal. fuel tank / stand, 500 gal. • Bourgault 3195 air tank, 3rd tank, AUGERS / GRAIN VAC / DRYER Mac, Mastercraft) • 29’ JD 630 tandem disc, deep cones, ties, cream cans, ice cream maker, 5 gal. Red Wing • Wheatheart 8”x46’ auger c/w SP tank / stand; 100 gal. slip tank c/w 12V no auger • Anvil, vise, sand blaster 9” spacing, hyd tilt, scrapers, bought crock, Singer treadle sewing machine, antique mover, 30hp Kohler, c/w 8” Wheatheart pump; Milwaukee 4-piece cordless tool • 39’ Case IH 5600 DT cult., 3 bar • Quantity of new JD parts including new in 2001 wood chairs, crock jugs, meat grinders, Beach sweep, new in 2012, limited use, exc. set, Dewalt 18V impact / drill combo, harrows cult. shanks, grill guard, joy stick, • 27’ JD 680 DT cult., 12”, 3 bar wood cookstove, elec ringer washer, wash board, • 32’ Wilrich DT cult., mtd. harrows Blue Point 12V drill cond. • Richardson 6 yd. hyd. scraper belts, radiator, lawn mower parts, etc. harrows, c/w spikes and new shovels barn windows
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Access to capital – yours and the banks Agri-News return to the farm. Accessing capital is Agriculture is a capital intensive busijust as much about your capital (savings ness, even at a small scale. Equipment, and equity) as it is about the banks. In land and working capital require funds order to obtain financing and provide a that typically exceed a beginning farmer’s reasonable standard of living while the savings. farm or ranch is getting established, some “With strong margins in the last five form of off-farm income is often required years, we have seen land prices increase to meet the needs of the farm and the over 35 per cent across Alberta,” says Rick family operating it. Beginning farmers Dehod, farm financial specialist with also have to develop their credit personAlberta Agriculture and Rural ality and address the concerns that a Development. “This increase has heightlender may have in their business plans. ened the barriers to entry for beginning Commercial Lenders will go through a farmers. The greatest hurdle to overcome process of loan evaluation for a loan for most beginning farmers is financing. request. This evaluation involves the five Accessing the capital to purchase the C’s of credit. assets required to generate the income • Character (Integrity) needed to repay the farm’s loans and • Capacity (sufficient Cash flow to serliving costs is difficult.” vice the debt obligation) A study in the United States found that it takes $5 of gross income to produce $1 of living costs. If a farm Cows self applicate and recharge for next cow as they scratch !! family’s living costs are $45,000, it • Along with Oak Lake Back Rubber insecticide will take $225,000 of NEW!!! : Eco-Scent, (previously called Ectogross farm income Phyte) an oil based organic insecticide, to provide the farm mix with mineral oil or canola family with a reacooking oil. Use on lice as well as flies and mosquitos. sonable standard of • Self supporting, automatic oilers living. In 2011, an complete with automatic drape average Alberta On farm service and attached weather vane salt farm had gross available. and mineral tub starting at $1595. receipts of $264,518, Delivered and assembled! expenses of • Do it yourself parts and step by $224,607 with a net For more step Service Manual available farm income of information or upon request. $39,911. Average price quote call farm capital was Clint or Dianne $2,210,573. That’s a Hutton lot of money. today at “It is often assumed that 1 800 361 9722 beginning farmers or 403 854 4190 are young, but from 414 Railway Ave Hanna, AB 2011 Census data we see that only 7.9 per cent of Alberta farm operators are under 35 years of age,” continues Dehod. “The Stettler Wheat — CWRS majority of beginAustenson Barley — 2 Row Feed ning farmers are Metcalfe Barley — Malt between 35 and 50 years-of-age. I conMeadow Peas — Yellows sider a beginning Canola — Round up ready farmer being a farmer with less than 10 years in the business. These individuals have waited, saved and prepared for the opportunity to farm. Recent strong commodity prices and one generation retiring is encouraging beginning farmers to Contact Charlie Nemetz 4 miles south on Hwy. 56 return to the farm.” BLJ Farms Ltd. Scale on farm For a beginning Stettler, AB email@example.com farmer, it’s important to prepare to 403-741-5761
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roger & malora lee Stettler, AB | April 8, 2014 · 10am
2011 new hoLLAnd t9030 & 2011 new hoLLAnd st830 50Ft
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2009 new hoLLAnd cR9060
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1996 FReightLineR FL80
Auction LocAtion: From STETTLER, AB, go 8 km North on Hwy 56, then East 4.8 km (3 miles) on Sec Hwy 601. Yard on North Side. GPS: 52.2418000, -112.371272 A PARtiAL equiPMent List incLudes: 2011 New Holland T9030 4wd · 2008 Case IH Puma 180 MFwd · 2007 New Holland TC55dA MFwd · 2009 New Holland CR9060 · 2012 New Holland H8040N 25 F · Freightliner FL80 T/A · GMC C6500 S/A · 2011 Chevrolet 2500 Hd Extended Cab 4x4 · 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP · 2011 New Holland ST830 50 Ft Air Seeder · 30
Ft Tandem disc · Flexi-Coil 65 80 Ft · Brandt 1370 13 In. x 70 Ft Mechanical Swing Grain Auger · (2) wheatland 1212E 1480± Bushel Epoxy Lined Hopper Bin · Grasshopper 3452 52 In. Ride On Front Mount Lawn Mower · 2006 Polaris Sportsman 800 4x4 Quad · 2009 Cross Roads Cruiser CF28RK09 27 Ft T/A Fifth wheel ...And Much MoRe!
For up-to-date equipment listings, please check our website: rbauction.com Roger Lee: 403.742.4091 Ritchie Bros. Territory Manager – Bobby Miller: 403.358.1393 800.491.4494
AG R I C U LT U R E
Strong credit Cont’d from Pg 14 The applicant is an individual and a loan is to that individual. Developing a credit reputation or credit worthiness is essential. A strong credit reputation will aid in accessing capital from the bank to meet farming goals. A lot of agriculture lenders have now gone to a scorecard process for their lending decisions and credit bureaus scores are an important measurement in their loan decision making process.” Capacity is the proposals ability to service its debt in an orderly fashion. For a new entrant, a well- developed business plan that is real and practical will aid in obtaining credit. Renting some land or cattle to show a working knowledge and ability to generate the projected income is helpful to a lender as they will always compare the projections to past performance. Capital or net worth is also important. Your financial statements will show liquidity or the cash available to invest into the proposal, the cash to operate and cash available to manage risk. Net worth shows how you have managed your finances to create equity and manage risk. “As a young person entering agriculture, you must realize that you are an individual and the lender is looking at your equity,” says Dehod. “Your lender is looking at your commitment to the proposal and how much equity or capital you yourself are willing to invest into the proposal.” Collateral is the assets to secure the loan. Lenders seek security so that if a borrower defaults on loan payment there is adequate security to cover the default. Again, the lender will seek assets that are owned by you. Though the family farm may be strong, if your parents own all the assets, those assets cannot be used for security unless they agree to be co-borrowers or guarantors. You cannot pledge what you don’t own. Conditions are the interest rates and terms primarily, but it is also the state of the industry and economy. Agriculture is a cyclical industry. Commodities have seen some lean margin years. Creditors may not share your optimism or commitment to your proposal. Though you may clearly see the opportunities, lenders, by nature, may not share your enthusiasm. Be sure to explain how you propose to manage the risks inherent to the industry you choose to enter into. “Developing a strong credit personality and a good relationship with your bank manager is important. Knowing what is expected and what is required is the basis for this relationship,” says Dehod. For more information, visit the Business Resource page website (www. agriculture.alberta.ca/farm-manager).
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Dining and Entertainment Guide
Mar 27 - Ropers Annual Organization Mtg. 7:30pm Castor Hall Mtg Room, Fred 780-385-5198. Mar 27 - The Vat, 53rd St., Red Deer, David James & Big River, a tribute to Johnny Cash, 403-346-5636. Mar 28 - Coronation Performing Arts, “Robert Post”, Coronation Community Centre, 7:30pm. Tickets 403-578-3838. Mar 28 - Registration deadline for Apr 4th Tree Pruning, Pest & Disease workshop 9am-3pm Neutral Hills Community Centre, Consort 403577-3011. Mar 28 - Registration deadline for Apr. 3rd Grazing in the Grass workshop, lunch, Killam Senior Center 11 a.m. Kelsey 780-384-4129. Mar 28 - Registration deadline for Apr 8th Crop Protection Seminar, free; 1:30-5pm, Sterling Rm, Flagstaff County ofﬁce, Kelsey 780-3844129,\. Mar 29-Apr 5 - Consort Dinner Theatre ‘Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar and Grill’. Tickets 403-575-5445 Mar 29 - Border Solo Dance 8pm, Provost Legion Hall. Music by Barb Wire. Everyone Welcome. Mar 29 - 8th Annual Red Serge Ball, Killam Community Hall 5:30 cocktails, 6:15 supper, live & silent auction, dance 780-385-3976 Mar 30 - Stettler Variety Showcase presents Robert Post, shows @2pm & 7:30 pm. Tickets at Pfeiffers House of Music. Mar 30 - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church roast beef supper, Castor Comm. Hall 4 - 7pm. Adults $12, kids $8; under 5 free. Everyone Welcome. Mar 30 - Consort 4-H Beef Club Ham & Turkey Bingo Doors open 2 p.m. Veteran Hall Mar 30 - Tips for Planning, Planting & Maintaining Your Yard, Oyen Sr. Rec Centre 10:30-2:30. CARA 403-664-3777. Mar 30 - Provost United Church spring supper 4:30 - 6:30. $12 adults; $6 children 11 & under; 5 yrs & under free. Mar 31 - Registration deadline for Yogic Numerology, Apr. 5, Sedgewick Rec Centre. Katelyn 780-384-4151. Mar 31 - Heartland Youth Center AGM & Volunteer Recognition Night 7 pm at HYC. Everyone Welcome! Apr 1 - Coronation Music Festival Grand Concert & Awards, 7:30pm Coronation Community Centre. Apr 1 - Castor Tritan Swim Club Annual General Meeting, 7 p.m. Theresetta Catholic School. Tanya 403-882-2782. Apr 1-15 - Stettler Music Festival, Performing Arts Centre & St. George’s Anglican Church Apr 2 - Annual General Mtg Stettler Figure Skating Club 7pm Stettler Hospital Board Room. Everyone Welcome. Apr 2 - Singing HU 7 - 7:30 p.m. Red Deer Public Library 403-346-9238.
Apr 3 - Sharks Minor Hockey AGM& Spring Registration, 6:30, Sedgewick Curling Lounge. Apr 4 - Stettler Roughstock Rodeo & Cabaret 7pm, Stettler Ag Society 403-742-6288. Apr 4 - The Vat, 53rd St., Red Deer, 80’s/90’s rockers, Nirvana’s Nevermind by 89, 403346-5636. Apr 4 - Reaching to the Margins workshop on mental health challenges, 8:30-4pm Westpark Nazarene Church, 3920 - 57 Ave. Red Deer 403-342-0339 to register Apr 4 - 12 - Kitscoty Community Hall Dinner Theater. Tickets available Mason Agencies, Kitscoty. 780-872-9465. Apr 4-5 - Pitching Clinic hosted by Killam Thunder, Killam Arena. For info & to register, Deb 780-390-0300 Apr 5 - SPCA Garage Sale, 9am-4pm Hanna Legion Hall Apr 5 - Castor IODE Rummage Sale, Castor Community Hall 11am-3:30 pm. Light lunch available & Grocery Hamper rafﬂe.
Apr 5 - Spring Fling, Provost Rec Centre, doors open 8pm, dance to the Chevelles, 9 - 1:30am 780-753-6901. Apr 5 - The Vat, 53rd St., Red Deer, Bend Sinister Animals Tour, 403-3465636. Apr 6 - Marathon Bingo, Cereal Community Hall. Doors open 11:45 am, afternoon bingo 1pm; evening bingo 5:30pm, supper, food booth, sorry no minors. Cereal Board of Trade. Apr 11 - Cabin Fever Tours, ‘The Great Plains, Saskia & Darrel, Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic & Western ﬂavours. Alix Community Hall 7p.m. 403-747-2584
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obby12 Show HApril & Sat., (10-5:30) & Sun., April 13 (10-3:30)
Consort Sportex (4606 - 50 Ave.) Saturday: Country & Western Music (2:00 - 5:30 pm) Supper (5:30 pm - 7:00 pm) Followed by Dance. Charity Poker Tournament & Social Evening Sunday: Open Gospel Music Jam Session: 10:30 am - Noon To participate please phone Pat Gilmer 403-577-3785 Everyone Invited Phone entries to Doug Fawcett (403) 577-3818 Admission: $5 and $3 youth
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Dining and Entertainment Guide
Apr 5 - Cadogan Ladies’ Night Out, Cadogan Hall, Tickets $50, dinner, prizes, entertainment. Rochelle 780-753-8887. Apr 12-13 - Consort Gun & Hobby Show 10-5:30 Sat; 10-3:30 Sun. Music, supper, dance (see adv pg. 16) Doug 403-577-3818. Apr 8-9 - Sunnybrook Farm Museum read-to-bake pies fundraiser. 9-6:30 pm @ museum, 4701-30 St. 403-340-3511. Apr 10-12 - Recreation Symposium Flagstaff County Admininstrative Ofﬁce, 780-3844134 to register & more info. Apr 11-13 - Edmonton Collector Car Auction. Consign 1-888-296-0528 ext 102. Apr 15-16 -Consort 4-H Creative Hands presents The Way Home; 7:30 Consort Fine Arts Center. Janine 403-575-5705. Apr 15 - Stettler Music Festival Grand Concert 7 p.m. Stettler Performing Art Centre. Apr 19 - Roughstock Rodeo, dance, Crossroads Cntr, Big Country Ag Society. Diana 403-664-3622 Apr 24 - 2014 Stronger Together Women’s Conf., Killam Hall. Val 780-385-3712. Apr 26-May 3 - Power to Parent workshop 9am-4pm. Red Deer. Contact Shalom Counselling 403-342-0339.
Consort 4-H Creative Hands presents
The Way Home
Apr 27 - Hanna Ladies Hospital Auxiliary Rummage Sale, 10am - 3pm Hanna Curling Rink. May 2 - The Vat, 53rd St., Red Deer, Sarah Smith (The Joys), 403-346-5636. May 4 - Hanna Museum Mtg. 1 p.m., refreshments, quick tour, info session looking for new board members to continue preserving the past. May 6 - Hanna Museum Mtg. to form a new board and executive. 7p.m. May 10 - Cadogan Spring Market 10am - 3pm. Irene 780-753-6664. May 24 - Charley Pride & The Pridesmen, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary Tickets @ Tickmaster outlets. 1-855-985-5000 May 26 - Charley Pride & The Pridesmen, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary Tickets @ Ticketmaster outlets. 1-855-985-5000. May 30 - Aaron Pritchett concert, Delburne Community Hall, 7p.m. Shelly 403-3965240.
De Jong’s Tours BC WEST COAST – August 13-22 10 Day Trip – Cost $1,660.00/person dbl. Includes transportation, 9 nights’ accommodation, all breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, Professional Tour Director, baggage handling, and many attractions. First night before leaving is complimentary hotel room with full breakfast at Heritage Inn, and a safe parking place for your vehicle. Call for detailed brochure.
April 15 & 16
NORSK HOSTFEST, Minot, ND – September 29-October 4 6 Day Trip – Cost $1,150.00/person dbl. Includes transportation, 5 nights’ accommodation, 4 main stage shows. One show is with Daniel O’Donnell and 3 shows TBA, plus Scandinavian Heritage Park, all breakfasts, 1 dinner, Professional Tour Director and baggage handling. First night before leaving is complimentary hotel room with full breakfast at Heritage Inn, and a safe parking place for your vehicle. Leaving 7:00 am from Brooks.
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7:30 pm at Consort Fine Arts Center
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April Friday, April 4 Red Deer’s 80’s/90’s rockers cover Nirvana’s iconic album ‘NEVERMIND’ and then some...
The Castor Legion #119 made a donation of $900 from the poppy fund to the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital and Care Centre in Castor on Wednesday, March 19. (L - R) Marilyn Weber, Site Administrator for Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital, accepted the cheque from Legion members Ken Jackson and Lyn Holloway. ECA Review/K. Davis
The Vat is Red Deer’s premiere, awesome-ist, coolest, radical, all right live entertainment bar and night club where something is usually going on 7 days a week. From bigger name acts to local and Canadian entertainment, the Vat has something for everyone. March Thursday, March 27 David James & Big River (a tribute to Johnny Cash)
Saturday, April 5 Bend Sinister Animals Tour May Friday, May 2 Sarah Smith (The Joys)
Postings Find Our Event @ ok bo on Face Vat” “We Love The
CCMA Award Winning Country Artist
Aaron Pritchett Fri., May 30 Concert starts at 8 pm Delburne Community Hall Doors Open 7 pm
Rush Seating Tickets Available at Delburne Hardware and may also be purchased over the phone with a credit card, by calling 403-749-3911 Any further info contact Shelly 403-396-5240 or 749-2711 Presented By Anthony Henday Historical Society (Museum)
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Car Collection Selling No Reserve!
APRIL 11-13, 2014
Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm Saturday: Main Event 125 Cars Up For Auction 10:30am-6:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
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Consign Yours Today And Get In On The Action! Reserves Welcome 1. 1966 Plymouth Fury Convertible, White-Red 2. 1969 Cheverolet Impala Convertiable, Blue 3. 1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville 4 Dr. , Red - RESERVED 4. 1972 Volkswagen Beetle, Purple 5. 1949 Studebaker Champion, Silver 6. 1963 Dodge D100 Shortbox, Blue 7. 1988 Jeep Wranger, Custom Purple 8. 1001 Mercedes Slk 930 Convertible, White 9. 1966 Plymoth Fury 2 Dr. Hardtop, Gold On Gold 10. 1978 Cadillac Biarritz, Brown 11. 1965 Chrysler New Yorker 2 Dr. Hardtop 12. 1978 Lincoln Mark V 13. 1954 Pontiac Chieftan, Blue 14. 1965 Ford Galaxie 4 Dr. 15. 1942 Plymouth Special Deluxe Coupe, Maroon 16. 1981 Cadillac Deville D Elegance, Blue 17. 1963 Chrysler Crown Imperial 18. 1975 Pontiac Grandprix 19. 1961 Nash Metropolitian, Yellow 20. 1931 Ford Model A Rumble Seat 21. 1976 Mercury 4 Dr. Montego, Mx Blue 22. 1974 Ford Ranchero, mBlack 23. 1958 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside Pickup, Orange 24. 1966 Chevrolet Impala 2 Dr. Hard Top, Red 25. 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire 2 Dr., Blue 26. 1958 Buick Century 4 Dr. 27. 1956 Oldsmobile 2 Dr. Hardtop, Green 28. 1960 Oldsmobile 88 4 Dr., Brown 29. 1949 Dodge DL2 Pickup Truck 30. 1958 Buick Century, Green 31. 1951 Buick Roadmaster Riviera 4 Dr. 32. 1955 Crown Victoria 2 Dr. 33. 1957 Nash Metorpoltiona, Green 34. 1937 Lincoln Zephyr V12, Silver 35. 1965 Buick Riviera
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7th Annual Red Deer Fall Finale Sept 19 - 20 • Red Deer, Westerner park
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ACREAGE near Castor for sale. 10 acres. 2 good shops (1 heated). Horse setup. 5 bedroom bungalow with new paint, windows, flooring. Phone 403-882-2603.
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ELINOR Lake Resort. Lots selling at 25% off listed price, or 5% down on a rent to own lot with no interest over 5 years. 1-877-623-3990; elinorlakeresort.com.
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FOR SALE: 24ft. corral panels, 30ft wind breakers, bale feeders,, calf shelters. Delivery available. Call Lenerd 780-806-3694. Near Provost, Ab. Please leave message. 40 FOOT John Deere Air Drill with a 787 cart, single shoot, 9” spacing, 3” dutch openings & 4” K-hart packers. Monitors on all runs. This unit is very clean & field ready. for more infomation call 403-8822483. FARM LAND to rent for 2014, approx. 678 cultivated acres, more or less on SW-28-3813 W4, SE-28-38-13 W4, NE-28-38-13 W4, NE-20-38-12 W4, NW-5-38-12 W4. Contact Oswald Steinwand at 403-8822283.
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Hwy 21 Feeders of Acme is buying off farm Barley for immediate or deferred delivery. Contact Sharon at 403-546-2278 Ext 2. HEATED Canola buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-2505252.
FOR SALE. Simmeron Simmentals, fullblood full Fleckvieh yearling bulls, polled and horned, A.I. bloodlines, very quiet, muscled. Website: simmeronranch.ca. Martin 780913-7963. CHAROLAIS bulls for sale. Yearling & 2 yr olds. Also Red Angus bulls. 780-582-2254, Forestburg.
Desert Land Cattle
For Sale By Private Treaty
Yearling Charolais Bulls
Contact Quinn Wagstaff
@ 403 664 9447
‘THE CHOSEN ONES’ Bull Sale, yearling MaineTainer, Maine Anjou and Angus bulls. Sale is private treaty format. Catalogue and videos can be viewed at www.dunritestockandstables.com. Phone 403-748-4030.
March 28, 2014
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Selling 90 Bulls
FULL TIME position available on a cow/calf and feedlot operation AN OPPORTUNITY to north of Consort. sponsor the location and the times of Easter Looking for a self-motiServices in east central vated individual to do Alberta in our April 10th general ranch work. Valid drivers licence issue for $35 + tax. required. Housing Call or email your available. Wages negomarketing rep or call tiable with experience. 403-578-4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Justin @ 403-963-1334. GET FREE vending WALLY’S Backhoe machines. Can earn requires a construction $100,000. + per year. labourer beginning All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territo- immediately. $22.50/hr. Full time seasonal 40 ries. Full details call hrs/week, 8 hour days. now 1-866-668-6629. Must have experience Website: www.tcvend. in operating a comcom. pacter, rubber-tired hoe and a Bobcat. Must be able to work unsupervised. Call 403-740START NOW! 6425. Complete Ministry approved diplomas in TRANSPORTATION months! Business, Superintendent Wanted health care and more! for gravel road mainteContact Academy of nance and planning. Learning College Looking for a leader 1-855-354-JOBS with strong planning, (5627) or www.acade- organization and peomyoflearning.com. We ple skills. $83,470 change lives. $109,839; www.sturgeoncounty.ca BUSY LIVESTOCK Hauling Company ALBERTA PRAIRIE requires Class 1 Railway Excursions is Drivers. Alberta wide currently hiring both full work. Competitive and part time staff for a wages, includes some variety of$13 positions Cost is + gst shop duties. Call including Summer buy three get the fourth free Michael at 780-656Cost is $13 + gst Career Development. buy three get the fourth free 0053. Applicants must be SHORNCLIFFE Lake willing to work weekAssociation is acceptends, be outgoing and ing applications for like working with peocontracting the booth ple. If you are looking at the lake grounds for exciting and chalfrom May 23 to lenging work where September 8, 2014. A you will meet guests from all over the world, great chance for someone to operate their Alberta Prairie may own business and have the right job for make a great profit! For you. Please drop off a more information resume or pickup an application at 4611 - 47 please call Gina at 780-856-3855. Ave. Stettler or mail resume to P.O. Box LANDSCAPING Sales 1600, Stettler, Ab. T0C & Service opportuni2L0. For additional ties! Up to $400 cash information call Bob at daily! Full-time & part403-742-2811. time outdoors. Spring/ summer work. Seeking LOOKING FOR honest, hardworking Seasonal Staff. staff; www.Property Country Gardens and Greenhouse is now hir- StarsJobs.com. ing staff for April to HD MECHANIC with June 2014. We require welding skills required staff for our satellite for heavy equipment location in Ponoka and dealer in Edmonton. for our ‘On Farm’ locaIn-house year-round tion that is east of work, competitive Ponoka. Staff must be wages + benefits. physically fit and have Phone 1-800-561a flexible schedule. 5667. Fax resume: Plant knowledge would 780-962-4495. Email: be an asset. Please laurac@arrowwest. send resume or inquire com. within countrygardens UP TO $400 cash daily @platinum.ca. 403full-time & part-time 704-4145, Carmen. outdoors. Spring/sumHELP WANTED for mer work. Seeking calving, Little Valley honest, hardworking View Ranch, 780-582staff; PropertyStars 2254, Forestburg. Jobs.com.
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NOW HIRING Class 1 Drivers to transport dangerous goods for oilfield service company in northern Alberta. Competitive wages, benefits and lodging. Experience hauling fluids preferred. Email: dispatch@brekkaas. com. FACILITIES Maintenance Coordinator Wanted. Responsible for coordination/maintenance of all County buildings. Supervisory and planning experience important. $67,319 $88,587; www.sturgeoncounty.ca. JOURNALISTS, Graphic Artists, Marketing and more. Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. Free. Visit: awna.com/ for-job-seekers.
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If you’re a Métis youth between 15 - 30 years old, and going back to school this fall, Métis Training to Employment Services can give you the assistance you need to land that summer job where you can gain employable skills and the pay cheque you deserve.
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The Castor Tritons Swim Club is looking for a
Head Coach & Assistant Coach
for the 2014 Summer Swim Season. The candidate must be organized, motivated and enthusiastic about swimming. The successful candidate must have coaching experience or have experience teaching swimming. Minimum coaching requirements from the ASSA must be fulfilled. A Criminal Record Check must be completed. Responsibilities: 1. Organize the coaching of 20-30 swimmers of all levels. 2. Required to work an average of 20-30 hours per week. (including swim meets) 3. Reporting and communicating with parents and other coaches. 4. Attend Swim Meets. 5. Inform parents and swimmers of upcoming swim dates 6. Develop Weekly practice plans. 7. Keep track of swimmers results. 8. Register swimmers for meets. 9. Attend regional and provincial swim meets. Competitive Wages and expenses will be determined based on coaches experience and training. Please submit resumes by mail to Castor Triton Swim Club Box 601 Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0 or by fax to 403-882-3674. Resumes must be received no later than April 9, 2014.
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ANTIQUE & Collectible Estate Auction. Bob & May Walsh, Recreation Centre, Smeaton, SK. Sat., April 5, 9 a.m. Balicki Auctions 306922-6171, Prince Albert, SK. PL 915694; www.balickiauctions. com.
AUCTION 1235 – 1 Ave, Wainwright, AB. Sat., Apr. 5 @10am
Motorcycles, Quad, Power Tools, Hardware Surplus, Antiques, Saddles and Much More.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on
Tues., Apr. 1 at 7:00 pm at the Theresetta Catholic School. If you have any questions please contact Tanya Slemp at 403-882-2782.
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CONSORT Gun and Hobby Show, 39th Annual, April 12 and 13 at Consort Sportex, Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday 10-3:30, Consort, Ab. Saturday: Country music from 2:30-5:30, Supper and Dance to follow. Sunday:open Gospel music 10:30 a.m.noon, more music noon-3:30 p.m. Shop, food, and music under one roof. Over 250 display and trade tables. Non-restricted and restricted firearms testing available and boating exams. Something of interest for everyone! Adults $5, Youth $3. 403-577-3818. Sponsored by Consort Lions Club.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY —OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR— OYEN GREENHOUSES LTD. IS CURRENTLY SEEKING AN OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR— preferably with Simply Accounting experience for a fast paced environment. Strong computer skills including spreadsheets and word processing are required. Applicant must be able to establish work priorities and ensure deadlines are met. Excellent customer service skills, willingness to learn and ability to work unsupervised are a must. Will be required to do bookkeeping, enter orders and invoice plant products as well as general office duties. This is a full time position but would consider 2 part time employees to job share. Salary $23.00 to $27.00 per hour depending on experience. Please send resume to: Bill by email at email@example.com, fax 403-664-3326, mail Box 358. Oyen, AB T0J 2J0 or drop one off.
EASTER SERVICES Churches please call with the times and places of your Easter Services in east central Alberta for your free listing in the April 10th issue of the East Central Alberta Review. 403-578-4111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FINAL Grand Concert of the Coronation Music & Dance Festival, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Coronation Community Centre. Highlights of the 2014 Festival. No Charge. Everyone Welcome!
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West Fraser has over 7,000 employees across 39 operations throughout Canada and the US. Are you interested in working with a company that values people, offers a challenging work environment, and rewarding career path? Our Alberta Woodlands departments in Slave Lake and Blue Ridge have immediate opportunities for passionate forestry professionals. Whether you are a recent forestry graduate or a seasoned Registered Professional Forester (RPF) we’d like to meet you! To explore these opportunities further, apply online today at: www.westfraser.com/jobs
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SEASONAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & LABORERS The M.D. of Provost No. 52 is currently seeking seasonal equipment operators and laborers for the 2014 season. These positions will be based out of but not limited to the M.D. shops located in Hughenden and/or Provost.
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Experience in operating=various heavy equipment, GST $3.05 $63.95 the ability to work without supervision, and be mechanically inclined.
For more information contact Wayne Maclean - 780-753-0726 (Cell) or 780-753-2168 (Office) Irvin Bethge – 780-209-1508 Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume with a current driver’s abstract to:
M.D. of Provost No. 52 4504 – 53rd Avenue Box 300 Provost, Alberta T0B 3S0 These positions will be left open until suitable candidates are found. This position falls under the collective agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 955. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants receiving an interview will be contacted.
Castor Golf Club Future Ag Inc. in Coronation is looking for a full time/part time Administrative Assistant/Service Writer, starting immediately. Experience with A/R and service writing an asset. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. We offer competitive wage and benefits package.
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Employment Opportunities Castor Golf Club is now accepting resumes for the following positions for the 2014 golf season:
- CLUB HOUSE WORKERS - GROUNDS CREW WORKERS
Please indicate whether looking for Full Time or Part Time Employment Please submit Resumes to: Castor Golf Club Box 753 Castor, AB TOC 2LO Via Fax: 1-780-385-2406 Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Mobile Fast Food Concession ALBERTA TOURISM, PARKS AND RECREATION
Alberta Parks is looking for an entrepreneurial individual, group or firm to provide a mobile fast food concession service at Dillberry Lake Provincial Park. This provincial park, located 15km south of Chauvin, Alberta on Hwy 17 and has an active day use area, 85 site campground, group use area, beach and boat launch. We invite you to submit an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST letter with a non-refundable fee in the amount of $25.00 (plus GST) to: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Parks Division, Bag 600, Provincial Building, 4705-49 Avenue, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Please make cheques payable to the “Government of Alberta”.
Closing time and date for receiving letters of interest and the fee is 2:00 pm local time on April 10, 2014. All letters must include the name, address and telephone numbers of the contact person and a brief description of past history/experience in the mobile fast food concession environment or similar operations. Only individuals, groups or firms submitting a letter expressing interest will be eligible to receive a copy of the Request for Proposal package via courier. Eligible individuals, groups or firms will then be contacted to attend a mandatory information meeting at the Parks Division Office at Dillberry Lake Provincial Park. For more information on Alberta Parks, please go to the following website address http://albertaparks.ca. For specific details regarding this opportunity, contact 403-742-7526 and reference the contract number AB-15PEC901.
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In Stettler there is a man who’s name is known by all but understood by only few: a folklore figure who’s mysteries run deep in the community conscience of the local people. A musician and socialite, Ken Gabriel - or ‘Kenny G’ as he’s coined by some - is a figure so intriguing in the history of the town that local Wm E. Hay students Ryan Coleman, Elisha Pederson and Morgan Sorensen decided to craft a documentary film about him for their CommTech 30 class, taught by Communications Technology teacher Darren Fleischhacker. The film uncovers the enigma of a man who has penned Nashville tunes, bikes around town at all seasons and is constantly smiling at anyone he sees. Though many subjects interviewed in the film know of Gabriel, few know his true nature: the film points out many misconceptions about the man and speaks to his unique, outgoing disposition in an honest and objective manner. For the Grade 12 students, Gabriel’s life narrative was an interesting local story to discover through film. “Kenny has always been this really interesting person in Stettler for as long as I’ve lived here,” said Sorensen in an interview on Friday, March 21. “I just wanted to know more about him so I came up with the idea of a documentary, so that’s kind of how it started.”
Pederson knew of Gabriel as a man who routinely watched her figure skate with a litre of milk in tow; Coleman said his mom would have regular chats with Gabriel during his regular visits to the Stettler TD bank branch; Sorensen saw him often while he worked at the Stettler Public Library. All three had vivid memories of an interesting man who was always up for a chat and a laugh, but noted that misconceptions abounded about the mystery man. “Most of the stories you hear about him aren’t true,” said Coleman. “Some of them were really altered.” Throughout the filming and editing process, which the group noted took around one month to complete, the students learned much about the true character of Gabriel. “He’s a really interesting guy with a very interesting life,” said Sorensen. The group noted that Gabriel was increasingly enthused about the filming, inquiring with each session what was next on the agenda. “He was so excited,” said Coleman, with Sorensen adding that every day he had a suggestion for a new scene or shot to include. “He would talk to me and say ‘We could get your art in there, pictures of you skating! I want you skating across the ice!,” Coleman said with a laugh. The students infused the work with songs written by Gabriel as background music and included his routines, such as biking around town and watching skaters
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“We just want people to realize he’s one of the nicest guys you’ll ever talk to and he’s always willing to talk,” concluded Coleman.
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Curriculum criticism doesn’t add up Recently, much has been made of the government’s efforts to ensure that Alberta’s curriculum is more responsive to the many different ways in which students learn. As Alberta’s Minister of Education, I feel parents deserve to hear directly from me about my ministry’s efforts to make the provincial curriculum better suited for a fast-moving and changing global environment. Along with being the minister, I’m also a father of three children in the education system, and I too have experienced some of the frustrations expressed by parents in recent weeks. This is why I believe it is important for me to set the record straight about the reforms currently underway. I understand why some parents would be concerned with the notion that the mastery of the “basics” –skills such as arithmetic and reading – will play a less important role in the new curriculum than they did before. If this were the case, I would be concerned as well. But fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. I wish to assure parents and students that these basic skills will serve as the foundation and starting point of every change made to the curriculum. What they won’t be is the end point. Through inquirybased learning, we’ll build upon these basic, foundational skills by developing additional competencies that the business community and parents tell us are so critical. The conventional method of teaching core concepts, whereby students rely heavily on memorization, versus a more engaged, inquiry-based method are not mutually exclusive approaches to education. In fact, I believe it is crucial that we develop a curriculum that uses the best of both approaches. However, surviving on mere memorization is a thing of the past. The modern
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Clearview schools budget scrutinized by Board Declining enrolment, no increase in revenue and inflation has forced Clearview Public Schools to get creative with its projected $32-million budget. A source of funding the board plans to aggressively pursue is First Nations, Metis and Inuit Self-Identified dollars. The province gives $1,178 for each self-identified student. “We’re going to put a strong focus on Self-Identified First Nations enrolment,” Peter Neale, associate superintendent, business and finance, told the board of trustees at its regular meeting March 19. “The more students self-identified, the more additional dollars we can get.” Neale expressed frustration that Clearview didn’t qualify for the one-time mitigation funding to make sure no school board gets less funding in 2014-15 than they got in 2013-14. While the province projects a three per cent increase in enrolment, or an increase of 18,000 students for the 2014-15 school year, Clearview Public Schools expects a three per cent enrolment decrease for 2014-15.
“We don’t tend to see a large influx of kids,” said Neale. “Our enrolment numbers are pretty accurate.” The three per cent decrease translates into about 76 students, with 40 per cent from Wm. E. Hay High School, 22 per cent from Stettler Elementary School and 17 per cent from Coronation School. Currently, Stettler Elementary School has 494 students and Wm. E. Hay High School has 517. “We have about $9.1 million to educate our k – 12 students in Stettler,” said Neale. Instead of dividing money among the four schools, the board will have principals decide together how to best allocate the funds. Stettler school principals, senior administration and trustees met March 10 to discuss a strategy to tackle the deficits and develop a balanced budget while meeting the needs of the schools. More meetings are planned and a progress report will be given to the board April 10. “I think we have a good start,” said trustee Cheri Neitz. “I would like to see all the schools work together to find creative ideas.” Stettler Outreach had a $53,420 deficit last year and is facing a similar deficit for
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Students pitched their idea for an outdoor rink with their vision of it becoming a multi-functional site on the north end of Stettler at the Clearview School Board’s regular meeting Monday, March 24. Wm. E. Hay High School students, Chase York and Brendan Peterson told the Clearview Public Schools board members they are eyeing two possible locations, either at the northwest corner of the discus field or, their preferred location, on the grass between the elementary gym and the east bleachers. “We liken it to the one in Erskine, which is pretty popular with hockey players,” teacher Gord Goodrich said. The proposed facility would be 85 feet by 120 feet with four foot boards that would utilize pressure treated plywood and a four foot by eight-foot puck board. Eightfoot posts would be erected along side of the rink with 12-foot posts at the corners and end of the rink for meshing. The project would cost about $14,000 and the students plan to fundraise. Stettler Transit Mix will supply the concrete for each post hole.
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The rink wouldn’t be just for skaters, but would be open to the pubic and all students for other purposes such as summer ball hockey, skateboarding or basketball. “Why not,” said Goodrich. “It’s a hockey rink.” Trustee Karen Holloway said she likes the idea but suggested the group get more community support and donations in place, even if it’s just in matching volunteer labour, before going further. “The idea is really good,” she said. Trustee Dave Goodwin agreed with the students that the second location makes more sense. He added that maybe they could partner with the Town of Stettler on the project. Board chairperson Ken Checkel said there are details yet to be worked out such as liability insurance, location and funding. Trustee Staci Gerlitz said she believes the community will be “very open” to the proposal. “I really like the idea, good job,” she told the delegation. The board unanimously voted in favour of the students meeting and working with the Field Facilities Committee.
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